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Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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Saudi Arabia's true reformers are being kept behind bars

17 April, 2019

Comment: The repressive and patriarchal Saudi regime continues its brutal crackdown on women's rights activists, and is anything but a force for 'reform', writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi Arabia and UAE wage counter-revolution in Yemen

09 April, 2019

Comment: The US is colluding in a Saudi-UAE-led war on democracy, writes Sam Hamad.

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

02 April, 2019

Comment: The question of outright collusion may be over, but it's clear Putin and Trump are allies in an axis of authoritarianism, writes Sam Hamad.

The Golan Heights and a new, imperial world order

25 March, 2019

Comment: Trump's recognition of Israel's claim to occupied land is no surprise, but is the latest example of a wide-ranging regression in the rule of law, writes Sam Hamad.

Appeasing Assad

19 March, 2019

Comment: Getting the West to pay for reconstruction of Syria would be the ultimate coup for Assad and his backers, writes Sam Hamad.

Egypt's pharaoh engineers his future

23 January, 2019

Comment: Sisi's efforts to abolish term limits and rule for an unlimited duration are both predictable and disturbing, writes Sam Hamad.

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

16 January, 2019

Comment: The violence and extreme politics associated with the yellow vests is far removed from the Arab Spring's push for egalitarianism, writes Sam Hamad.

We need to talk about anti-Zionism

21 December, 2018

Comment: A vision of Israel as the world's only evil is a blinkered form of anti-Zionism, writes Sam Hamad.

How Israel became a beacon for western fascists

07 December, 2018

Comment: Italy's Salvini has declared Israel, - a state that preaches ethnic chauvinism - a role model, writes Sam Hamad.

Raed Fares: A beacon of Syrian freedom

27 November, 2018

Comment: To Fares, there was no point fighting for some vague ideal of liberty if you didn't also practice it, even if it meant sacrificing your life, writes Sam Hamad.

From sanctions to executions: Killing the truth about Khashoggi

16 November, 2018

Comment: The point of executing these men is to kill the truth about a murder orchestrated at the highest level of the Saudi state, writes Sam Hamad.

French support for Haftar sabotage undermines Libya 'reconciliation'

13 November, 2018

Comment: Europe's disingenuous attempt to foster 'reconciliation' in Libya is defined by its own narrow interests, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad
Sam Hamad

Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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