For so many in the UK, this lockdown is inherently political
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed countless weaknesses in the state and the injustices hidden from the privileged. 17-year-old inner city activist Athian Akec calls for change and action.
why the words 'minor gangsters' are so dangerous
Activist Athian Akec writes about how insidious and commonplace assumptions like these are for black Britons.
"i’ve seen the systemic causes of knife crime unfold before my eyes" says youth mp athian akec
The 16-year-old student and Camden Youth MP writes for i-D about why the government's new campaign is a coldhearted response to knife crime when the root causes, austerity and racist policy, prevail.
politics for young people by young people: meet teenage mp athian akec
The future of British politics belongs to figures like Athian, the 16-year-old Youth MP for Camden taking the old guard to task to tackle the root of knife crime in the UK: austerity.