Karima Hamdan

4 Articles

The New Religion of Globalised Greed Part 2: Circles of Influence

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*This is the second article in the series 'The New Religion of Globalised Greed'. click here to read part 1.While this week the career of Tory Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, fizzled faster than a neutrino travelling beyond the speed of light, the main point was (as usual) missed entirely by the media. Whilst the tabloids were fixated on finding the most ridiculous headline with the word "fox" in it (Fox Hunt, Fantastic Mr Fox, Out Foxed, etc), the more respectable broadsheets tied themselves into linguistic knots trying to come up with a way to question Fox’s sexuality without appearing

Will the Real Evil Empire Please Step Forward?

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It has changed lives, uplifted individuals, touched just about every person in the western world in just a few short decades. Some may say that it is best known for its more controversial aspects: the ubiquitous black clad figure, its face hidden; the people driven to war by this ideology; as for its charms: the universality of its call, its deep sense of justice, its call to a better way.I am, of course, referring to Star Wars. Before they mined Unobtainium on Pandora; before resistance to the Borg was futile; before Harry Potter snatched his first snitch; there was Star Wars. I

The New Religion of Globalised Greed [pt1]

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The Reign of Corporate Imperialism If one were to correlate the level of media attention with the importance of the subject matter at hand, it would be easy to conclude that the death of one slightly black man in Hollywood is more significant - by several orders of magnitude - than the deaths of close to 1 million black people in the Horn of Africa. And the supposed miscarriage of justice surrounding one American woman in Europe is imbued with more essential meaning than the grave injustices perpetrated by one American financial institution on Europe. It is indeed a strange world: a world so

The Sisyphean Task of Rights and Wrongs

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Whenever "women’s rights" and "Islam" or "Muslims" are mentioned in the same sentence, one must resist the almost overwhelming desire to run shrieking from the room in a desperate attempt to avoid being caught up in what appears to be some sort of a science fiction-esque time-loop. It seems that sometime in the 1970s, the question of Muslim women's rights was first raised, causing a fracture in the space-time continuum which has resulted in a continuous replaying of the same old questions, the same old arguments and the same old stereotypes that can never be settled or solved. Rather, as