Nermeen Shaikh is a broadcast news producer and weekly co-host at Democracy Now! Previously, she worked in research at non-governmental organizations in London, Islamabad, and Tehran. She’s crossed the globe conducting interviews with academics, activists, and artists and is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power, a book tackling themes of globalization, imperialism, and routes to a fairer future. Shaikh earned her M.Phil. from Cambridge University.
By Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh, George Monbiot, Democracy Now!
On Wednesday, the House of Commons became the first parliament in the world to declare a climate emergency. The resolution came on the heels of the recent Extinction Rebellion mass uprising that shut down Central London last month in a series of direct actions.
By Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now!
In his new book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, “What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been.”
By Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now!
A group of leading Islamic scholars have issued a declaration calling on the world's 1.6 billion Muslims to do their part to eliminate dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and turn toward renewable energy sources.