James Denselow (@jamesdenselow )

James Denselow

Bio Head of Conflict Team @savechildrenuk / Middle East Analyst / @SyriaStudies Fellow / Lived & worked in Syria & Lebanon
Location London
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iPhone : “Cancel out a racist’s vote,” in #Detroit but “Keep Ameraca Great!” in one of the city’s suburban towns. #Election2020

iPhone : Ahead of Hariri’s potential nomination as PM tomorrow, protesters are heading to his residency in Central Beirut chanting, “Saad Saad Saad, don’t dream of it again.”
It’s a popular chant throughout the revolution, chanted whenever his name resurfaces.

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Twitter Web App : Not to pile on about the Toobin thing but it seems like an apt metaphor for how technological change has exposed the shoddy nature of most of our elite. Theyve been brought into digital proximity in recent years and revealed to be without pants both literally and figuratively.

iPhone : Re that argument that British journalists and commentators have ignored the north of England and have remained tucked under their duvets down south:
Articles on the Nexis database, UK news sources, last month:
Sadiq Khan=2,063
Andy Burnham=2,616

Twitter for iPad : #Irans view of the election outcome will play an important role in determining its security posture: whether it decides to escalate tensions with Washington or offer an olive branch with a renewed mandate, writes Borzou Daragahi.

Read more ⬇️
atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/iransour…

iPhone : Everyone in #Lebanon has had their life turned upside down by the catastrophic #BeirutBlast that devastated half the city, and they deserve justice for the disaster inflicted on them. Only an independent, international investigation will uncover the truth. hrw.org/news/2020/10/2…

Android : Foreign powers that intervened in Syria to advance their interests are now exploiting Syrias economic ruin to recruit men to fight their battles abroad
bit.ly/3lRiRvn my new piece NYR Daily based on multiple interviews with Syrian mercenaries in Azerbaijan & Libya

iPhone : #Iraq’s FM Fuad Hussein فؤاد حسين told me that the decision to withdraw the US embassy from #Baghdad is already taken by #Washington, but it’s on hold. Added that Iraqi Gov is conducting wide consultations to persuade the #US to reverse the decision & they’r seeking alternative support.

iPhone : The PM has lied to the House of Commons.

Before Covid I was fixing his mess at TfL- reducing the deficit by 71% since 2016.

Covid-19 is the sole cause of TfL’s challenges. The PM wants to increase fares, the C-Charge & taxes - & end free travel for children and older Londoners. twitter.com/PippaCrerar/st…

iPhone : “dozens of air and ground attacks on civilian objects and infrastructure in violation of the laws of war, striking homes, schools, healthcare facilities, and markets” - HRW report on likely Syrian gov, Russian war crimes in Idlib hrw.org/report/2020/10…

Twitter Web App : Of course, climate has also emerged as a big and possibly pivotal issue in the presidential race.
twitter.com/leahstokes/sta…

Twitter for iPad : When Blame Backfires: Anne Marie Baylouny of the Naval Postgraduate School joins Marc Lynch on the podcast to talk about her new book which explains how the influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan & Lebanon has stimulated domestic political action
pomeps.org/when-blame-bac…

Twitter Web App : In the past I worked 6 - 7 hours a day. Now I work day & night in vain & I still cant support my family.

Bassem is a taxi driver in NE #Syria. Soaring food prices & #COVID19 are putting Syrian families under unprecedented economic pressure. Basic foods are now beyond reach.

Twitter Web App : Its this kind of thick skin and unflappable strength and courage you want in the leader sitting across the table from Putin, Xi Jinping, and Assad. twitter.com/AmerIndependen…

Twitter Web App : Hommage émouvant à Samuel Paty devant la Sorbonne.
Vive léducation.
Vive la liberté dexpression.
Vive la la démocratie.

#HommageSamuelPaty

Twitter Web App : They took samples of the water, but still haven’t told us the reason it became polluted. To be honest, I can’t even imagine what the real reason behind this is. It’s all been overwhelming, we don’t get time to process how quickly things are getting worse and worse.

Twitter Web App : As medicine disappears in Lebanon, someone made a pharmacist version of the Turkish ice cream seller trick twitter.com/perlaazzi/stat…

iPhone : One year since the protests began in #Lebanon. One year of rising and fading hopes. Our story BBC News (World)

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Android : Rubbish weather in Ishigaki today, but we braved some snorkelling and were rewarded by seeing two turtles, one which swam right up to us and let us follow it for a while. Absolutely wonderful (my four-year-old is going to be totally spoilt for snorkelling elsewhere!)

iPhone : Nearly 10 years of war in #Syria has created a generation of young men whose only marketable skill is fighting. They neither finished #school nor learned a trade, and now make up up the pool of #mercenaries fighting in the #Libya & #NagornoKarabahk wars. nybooks.com/daily/2020/10/…

Twitter Web App : Children alive today will forever be ‘the Covid Generation’. Intergenerational justice is a cause whose time has come. Check out my new blog. savethechildren.org.uk/blogs/2020/int…

Twitter Web App : Great to see Dominic Raab and @UKGov leading the way and standing up for #Rohingya refugee children. This funding will help ensure children are safe, learning and protected. Other powerful nations must now step up and help end this crisis. twitter.com/DominicRaab/st…

Android : The Venn diagram of people who say it’s not the government’s responsibility to feed hungry children and people who say the UK should scrap foreign aid because ‘charity begins at home’, it’s just a circle isn’t it?

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If youve already taken part and provided your selfie, we just need your permission to add it to the billboard - which you can provide through the same link!

Twitter Web App : Five years ago yesterday, Joe Biden announced he wasn’t running for president. Five years ago today, Donald Trump released this video thanking him because he wanted to run against Clinton instagram.com/p/9JbU4NGhYH/

iPhone : As I just said on talkRADIO, when theres a fire, the fire service dont argue about who started it, they just put it out. Arguing over who is to blame for hungry children is a travesty. Focus that energy on ensuring that people have enough money to live a dignified life.

Twitter Web App : UNAMA civilian protection team following up on allegations of ANA airstrike yesterday against Taliban in #Takhar province killing 12 children, girls & boys, & injuring 18 other civilians. UN will issue findings when complete. #Afghanistan

iPhone : Lots of people have asked what they can do to express solidarity with Palestinian health workers battling #COVID19 while also under occupation & blockade...

...so were taking your messages of support directly to Gaza &the West Bank though a billboard campaign.

Take part! 👇 twitter.com/MedicalAidPal/…

Twitter Web App : In this conversation with Faisal Al Yafai, Tam Hussein talks about the background to his Newlines Magazine essay, why London in the 90s was such an important part of the story & why the people around the caliph were so interested in bringing back a caliphate:

facebook.com/newlinesmagazi…

Twitter Web App : Let us not forget the daily struggles of Rohingya children who remain inside Myanmar. They’re still facing discrimination, horrifying violence and intensifying conflict every day.

Henrietta H. Fore speaking to the #Rohingya Refugee Response conference today.
unicef.org/press-releases…

Twitter Web App : .Jan Egeland gives a passionate reminder of what humanitarian principles must mean on the ground in the #CentralSahel. Humanitarians must have access. Laws & donor restrictions that limit principled humanitarian action as a consequence of countering terrorism must end.
#SahelNow

iPhone : رسالة معبرة من فنانة سورية ,دينا , التي ترسم على خيم النازحين في مخيمات ادلب:

الوضع في المخيمات مأساوي كما ترون فكل عائلة تعاني من قصة مؤلمة... أنا كفنانة أتمنى أن أعبر عن معاناتهم و اوصل صوتهم ولو بالرسم

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iPhone : On Friday, World Food Programme was awarded the #NobelPeacePrize for work to address hunger. Conflict & hunger are closely linked, and Ive had the opportunity to see the work of WFP and other food sec actors on the ground in several contexts. A 🧵with some resources I find useful on the topic:

Twitter Web App : People literally on the other side of the world are realising that the UK has lost its way in the moral maze. twitter.com/ASPI_org/statu…

Twitter Web App : Whats the state of global #girls education during #COVID19 ? Great BrookingsInst podcast with Christina Kwauk on progress on girls education and gender equity, and what a US feminist foreign policy would look like: brookings.edu/podcast-episod…

iPhone : This show provided me a lot of comfort in lockdown. Phil is excited by every new experience and everyone he meets. Food, travel and a reminder that adventures await us ❤️ twitter.com/PhilRosenthal/…

iPhone : The knock-on effects of #Covid_19 have led to a global food insecurity crisis, with 265 million people projected to experience life-threatening levels of hunger this year alone. twitter.com/rescueorg/stat…

Twitter Web App : Let us not forget the daily struggles of Rohingya children who remain inside Myanmar.

They’re still facing discrimination, horrifying violence and intensifying conflict every day.

The fighting needs to stop.

@UNICEFChief

#ChildrenUnderAttack
unicef.org/press-releases…

Twitter Web App : Figuring out the what, why and how of regulation for weapon autonomy is a complicated business. Article36 has broken it down in a few simple diagrams - its a marvel!

It even includes a Terminator joke (no hard feelings, Arnold) 🦾🤖

article36.org/wp-content/upl…

iPhone : WATCH: Yameen, 10 is one of the hundreds of thousands of children in #Pakistan impacted by the floods. He said: When floods came, our schools and home got destroyed. [Now]we dont have drinking water.
#floods #climatechange
savethechildren.net/news/pakistan-…

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Twitter Web App : Recent Amnesty International reporting from the #nagornokarabahk conflict tells a story of shocking disregard for life and the laws of war. Ballistic missiles and other explosive weapons with wide-area effects have been used in civilian neighbourhoods. #EWIPA INEW twitter.com/LaurieHanna/st…

iPhone : I wrote this blog about the FANTASTIC drawings we collected from children around the world showing us their dream future, and how education can help them reach their goals 📚🎓 #SaveOurEducation twitter.com/save_children/…

Twitter Web App : Children continue to be killed and injured in the horrific conflict in Yemen.

Latest figures show 135 child casualties were reported as a result of armed violence during July, August and September.

14 children killed or injured by sniper fire.

#ChildrenUnderAttack twitter.com/jnbeuze/status…

iPhone : KatieCurtis Martin I live next to a school, I quite like it because they normally laugh a lot or shrieks of joy. The only day was awful was when there was a kid screaming and I thought it was being killed and that freaked me out. Also if I’m not on a call their playtime reminds me to break.

iPhone : Tonight we reveal how 40% of Black people in Florida were classified as ‘Deterrence’ by Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign – voters they wanted to stay home on election day. It follows our #DeterringDemocracy investigation exposing Republican profiling strategy.

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Hootsuite Inc. : The rule that children must not be recruited into armed forces or armed groups and that children must not be allowed to take part in hostilities is considered customary international law

#ACTtoProtect boys & girls living in armed conflict

ow.ly/WqMr50BsIHt

#UN75

Twitter Web App : Just spoken on LBC about todays vote on free school meals. We Save the Children UK are saddened that tonights decision means that children will go hungry next week, and many mums and dads will skip meals themselves to put children first. BUT there is hope for the future...

Twitter Web App : 🚨NEW #Funding FOR WOMENS SECTOR🚨

For organisations supporting women most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the pandemic. Orgs with an income of less than £250k can apply for grants between £5,000 and £25,000.

Deadline November 16th
smallwoodtrust.org.uk/covid-19-front… twitter.com/SmallwoodTrust…

iPhone : Children alive today will forever be ‘the Covid Generation’. Intergenerational justice is a cause whose time has come. Check out my new blog. savethechildren.org.uk/blogs/2020/int…

Twitter Web App : In order to create meaningful and long-lasting climate action, we must tell complete climate stories. Not just about disasters and mass marches, but also about resilience and everyday acts of courage. twitter.com/alicebell/stat…

Twitter Web App : 63 civilians have been killed in attacks by the Armenian armed forces since September 27, Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General has confirmed. 18 of them were women and eight were children.
Armenia says 36 of their civilians had been killed and 115 injured.
aoav.org.uk/2020/children-…

Twitter Web App : Any dev folk got any opinions to share on the Rohingya conference that just ended? Could donors have done better than $600m?

Twitter Web App : UK defence secretary Ben Wallace sounds like hes chastising the Treasury over spending review delay, as he tells Atlantic Future Forum: the world does not stop for our reviews... and the UKs defence can never be paused in the face of financial uncertainty

Twitter Web App : Children in Yemen urgently need your support to help them survive.

savethechildren.org.uk/how-you-can-he…

iPhone : The president concluded the interview by complaining again about Stahl having started the interview by asking him if he was ready for some tough questions. He said, Thats no way to talk. No way to talk.
twitter.com/ddale8/status/…

iPhone : “In fact, the CCP’s ideological agenda extends far beyond the country’s borders and represents a threat to the idea of democracy itself, including in the United States. Chinese President Xi’s ambitions for control are not limited to the people of China.” foreignaffairs.com/articles/china…

Twitter Web App : ✨The IMO Podcast has been nominated for a Lovie Award!✨ The Lovie Awards
Huge thanks to all the brilliant care-experienced young people whove shared their stories with us - your voices deserve to be heard📣
Please head to the link below and vote for us!⬇️
vote.lovieawards.eu/PublicVoting#/…

iPhone : The damage done to children and families by the Trump administration’s immigration policy is enormous and unconscionable, as demonstrated by these 545 children who are still trying to connect and reunite with their families years after being separated. cnn.com/2020/10/20/pol…

Twitter Web App : Today MPs will vote on the extension of #FreeSchoolMeals to April 2021. This vital move would prevent over a million children going hungry. It is clear what needs to happen here. This crisis is far from over.

#EndChildFoodPoverty twitter.com/MarcusRashford…

Twitter Web App : Very helpful! And yes, its poli sci job rumors without poli sci job rumors! twitter.com/juanftellez14/…

iPhone : The UK will not abandon the Rohingya & we have pledged further support to vulnerable refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 🇬🇧 is clear action must be taken to address the drivers of instability in Rakhine, to pave the way for the Rohingya to safely return home #RohingyaConf2020 twitter.com/dominicraab/st…

iPhone : Does the inability to maintain prisoners of war end the Detaining Power’s authority to intern? If not, what are the solutions under IHL& international law? Clear analysis ⁦Dr Kubo Mačák⁩ blogs.icrc.org/law-and-policy…