Rima Amin
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Rima Amin is a London based freelance journalist who seeks to write about almost anything and everything. She is the creator and author of Slice of Simplicity. As well as blogging here, she has a blog on the Independent.

Currently a journalism student at City University, Rima has also been elected onto the committee for NUS Black Students Campaign and is 2010-2012. The campaign seeks for equality, peace and justice. She attends and is a speaker for anti-war and anti-racism demonstrations as well as conferences.

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Warning to New University Students - False Facebook Groups

(2) Comments | Posted 9 September 2014 | (16:57)

New students throughout the UK are being drawn to Facebook groups they believe are run by their universities and students' unions.

They are not -these groups are often run by external event promoters seeking to gain ticket sales to club events they have organised. Along with the name, some...

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Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (01:42)

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for...

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What Impact Does a Heart-attack Scare Have on a Healthy 22-year-old Woman?

(7) Comments | Posted 2 October 2013 | (02:58)

I like to think I'm a healthy 22-year-old. I'm active. I eat relatively healthy food (though admittedly my cooking may not be the yummiest), I'm not a smoker and I've never touched an illegal drug in my life.

So when I experienced chest pains for an entire day, I didn't...

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Muslim, Pakistani, Sportswoman, Leader, Student and Extremely Employable!

(0) Comments | Posted 5 August 2013 | (22:56)

How many women rugby players can you name? How many women footballers can you say are influential roles models? Furthermore how many of these women are Asian? They exist, the problem is we are not aware of them.

Saddiqa Shan is a 21 year old Muslim footballer...

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A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2013 | (00:48)

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research shows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.

Last...

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Modern Day Slavery: Guantanamo Bay's Force Feeding Factory - Torture in Iraq

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2013 | (17:50)

A legal filing lodged to the US federal government by lawyers acting on behalf of four detainees refer to procedures at Guantanamo Bay could create a potentially dangerous "force-feeding factory" during Ramadan.

As a response, rapper Mos Def allowed doctors to put him through the standard force-feeding procedure in...

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A Heterosexual Hindu's First London Pride and UK Black Pride

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2013 | (20:58)

London held it's annual pride this year along with UK Black Pride- an event for all to empower and embrace diversity.

Despite speaking out on equality issues such as fascism and homophobia over the past few years, this was my first pride. I didn't expect to spend...

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End World Hunger: Simple Steps

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (13:35)

I dream of the day my child asks: What was starvation? The dream is within reach: we can be the generation to end hunger. But we have to do a few things to get there, simple things...

Right here, right now, you are reading this article using a technological device...

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Woolwich Conspiracies Are Stupid - Tea With EDL Is Great

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (00:13)

Before starting I want to make clear I am not making these criticisms to attack but for a purpose - so we can develop, understand and tackle the problem of Islamophobia and extremism in the most productive way possible.

On the day of the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich,...

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Petition Launched to Stop UNITE Forcing Students Out of Pre-Paid Flats

(0) Comments | Posted 8 May 2013 | (16:49)

Residents at Woodland Court UNITE student accommodation have been told they must vacate their rooms during summer despite holding a signed tenancy contract to have the room until September. Two of the accommodation's three blocks of flats have been disrupted. One block have been asked to leave the rooms by...

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Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2013 | (17:22)

Remembered today is Iron Lady. She is undoubtedly one of the most divisive figures in modern history whose passing on April 8 once again caused divide amongst Britain. Whilst some mourn at her funeral today, others are partying in the streets.

Magaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister faced challenges...

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Peacepainting - What the World Needs to Learn From Children

(0) Comments | Posted 12 April 2013 | (17:59)

Peacepainting is an organisation that exists to remind the adult world what it means to think like a child. Using the same format, same frames and same canvas's children across the world are taking part in painting workshops to express...

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Why Should You Care About Independent Midwifery?

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2013 | (17:27)

Soon independent midwives will cease to exist in the UK, simply because there is no-one there to insure them. I went to this week's march on Westminister to save independent midwives to support City University's midwifery society. I soon came to realise this is an issue that affects each and...

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Religion, Politics and Charity - 10 Reasons to Fundraise for Conflict Zones such as Gaza

(8) Comments | Posted 17 January 2013 | (14:30)

People at times are reluctant to part-take in fundraising to help those in conflict zones often because of political or religious implications. Afraid of appearing biased or tarnishing their reputation, they steer away from those in need in conflict zones. The truth is, how can helping a child survive ever...

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Leveson: What Will the Report Mean to UK's Journalism Industry?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2012 | (16:48)

Anticipation is growing among journalists, lawyers and regulators to what Lord Leveson will recommend to revive media ethics within the damaged reputation of the British press. The Leveson Inquiry has been ongoing since July 2011 and the report is due this Thursday.

Last month a panel of journalists delivered their...

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Art vs Journalism - Who Can We Trust as a Source of Truth?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2012 | (13:58)

A multi-million pound mural painted by Russian-American artist Mark Rothko was defaced with large black writing yesterday in the worst security breech to hit London's Tate Modern. Outrage ensued on social networking site Twitter as Rothko began trending. When I hear stories of art...

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'UKBA Deportation No Way!'

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2012 | (19:35)

This was the chant of hundreds of staff, students and union representatives who took to the streets of London today. They were there to rally outside the Home Office with the purpose of contesting UKBA's decision to revoke London Metropolitan's licence to sponsor international students.

Over 2,000...

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Salute: Smith Has no Regrets in Using the Olympics World Platform for Human Rights

(5) Comments | Posted 13 July 2012 | (01:00)

Salute, the Australian made film documenting the events of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, is set to be released in UK cinemas on 13 July.

The movie insightfully documents the friendship of Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman who stunned the world with their protest...

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Is it Right to Measure Liberation by the Number of People We Have Sex With?

(27) Comments | Posted 22 June 2012 | (01:00)

What does it mean to be a sexually liberated woman in 2012? According to Monday's story in the Daily Mail, sexual liberation can be measured by how many sexual partners a woman can find whilst on holiday.

Focussing on results from a poll held on

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