About Hilary Aked

Hilary Aked is a freelance writer and researcher, qualified journalist and doctoral candidate at the University of Bath. She had worked in the Occupied Territories and is researching the pro-Israel lobby in the UK. 

Articles by Hilary Aked

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The UK’s pro-Israel lobby in context

The pro-Israel lobby is not only important in the US, but is a transnational phenomenon, fostered by transnational organisations – many headquartered in Israel – and funded in large part by transnational corporate actors.

BBC bias? Reporting on Israel and the Palestinians

When it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict, both lobbies claim that the Corporation is 'on the other side'. Is there any truth in it?

Anger and activism at the G4S annual meeting

More than 70 people demonstrated outside the G4S Annual General Meeting in London yesterday to protest against the security company’s human rights record in various business sectors, from Israeli prisons to “asylum markets” in the UK. Protesters told Hilary Aked why they were there.  

Occupy London: keep your nerve, your unity and your integrity

The London occupation is nearing its one month anniversary, and the cracks are beginning to show.

No deadlines: Occupy London activists won't be co-opted

The City of London Corporation has dropped its threat to evict 'tent city' at St Paul's Cathedral. Negotiations are on, but occupiers are wary of being transformed into a mute tourist attraction.

#OccupyLondon: not the beginning or the end, but a momentous opportunity

The first weekend of the London occupation felt victorious, as the protesters established their own democracy and showed solidarity with a growing global movement. Even if it is soon disbanded, this is one step forward in an ongoing struggle.
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