Lecturer @UniYorkPolitics, researching counterterrorism warfare, silence, international law #postcolonialism, #feminism, #security, gardening, making bread

York, England
Joined September 2019
Elisabeth Schweiger retweeted
Our statement of concern regarding the #IHRA working definition of antisemitism and threats to #academicfreedom in Middle East Studies re: criticisms of #Israel @nevegordon @SharriPlonski @RafeefZiadah @MalakaShwaikh @a_teti @sham_marral @ZTizro @alamsaleh1 @ncpratt
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This is beyond scandalous. Detainees in army barracks, sharing large dorms with sheets for walls, are apparently to blame for not following social distancing guidelines.
I contacted the HO earlier after hearing reports that 100+ people in Napier had Covid Their response has been to BLAME the residents They are 20+ to a dorm. You can’t expect that many people to sit in one room for 10 days. They should not have been put in this risky situation
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I think it would probably a good idea for my friends in the UK to watch foreign news to find out what is going on in the UK. It's all gone a bit um... North Korea over at your end. #BrexitCarnage
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It feels like much deal making has happened in #Libya in the last 24 hours with a likely rushed referendum on a permanent constitution that is lacking in human rights protection, was drafted by a body that did not consult the public disenfranchised minorities,
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Elisabeth Schweiger retweeted
More crimes against civilians justified through the human shield argument by the Afghan President: “The Taliban and other terrorist groups are using the people’s houses as shields and are the main cause of misfortunes during a war” #WarOnTerror #Shields aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/11…
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Elisabeth Schweiger retweeted
Finally finished “Our Bodies Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women” by Christina Lamb What an incredible, devastating and essential book.
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Finally reading Worldmaking After Empire. Through thorough archival work, @AdomGetachew demonstrates how key African & Caribbean politicians were not nationalists per se, but 'worldmakers', as they fundamentally challenged their unequal integration into the global economic order.
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Elisabeth Schweiger retweeted
Today, 19 years after the establishment of the #Guantanamo detention centre, we call for the urgent closure of this place of #torture, #arbitrariness & #injustice, the very existence of which is a disgrace for the #UnitedStates & the #InternationalCommunity as a whole.
Independent human rights experts appeal to the new #US Administration to immediately close the #GuantanamoBay detention centre. "The very existence of this facility is a disgrace for the United States and the international community as a whole." is.gd/A08ENv
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Elisabeth Schweiger retweeted
Joe Biden: "This is not who we are!" Latin America:
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