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justice inequality sparked by the police murder of george floyd we ask one of the most important activists of all time former black panther angela davis about organizing in the face of armored vehicles and tear gas hand anything is changed since she was one of the f.b.i.'s most wanted plus when the options of the 2020 presidential ballot box are you man using military style force against protesters or a man who was instrumental in policies that resulted in the u.s. having the highest prison population in the world is it time for a new political party only a small coming up in today's going on the ground but 1st as protests continue today around the world in the wake of the murder of george floyd many are now asking how the political movement it catalyzed conformant true change and perhaps even revolution one woman who knows exactly how hard the struggle against systematic oppression and racial capitalism is the legendary black panther activist professor angela davis who's fight for equality in the sixty's and seventy's led then president richard nixon to refer to her as
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a dangerous terrorist she joins me by skype from oakland in california thank you so much professor davis coming on going underground can i just ask you right at the beginning there's a lot of quoting of the great writer james baldwin at the moment he actually wrote an open letter to you what did he mean when he said our bodies must render impossible the corridor to the gas chamber. well of course james baldwin was. not only with a scent writer but also he was involved in a whole range of social justice issues and he took up my case wrote an open letter to me and. argue that if they did not protect my life the same would be next if they come for you and the morning he said every do not prevent them from taking you we will be next so that
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is actually. that is actually very seem of the mass movements have developed against racism against the signage and any against climate injustice etc of course the words reverberate starkly today because of the use of the word gas chamber in the state of california. still has a gas chamber it's ok it's that quick prison the site of many demonstrations over the last few years precisely because of the fact that prisons and and courage the spread of covert 19 to oakland where your speaking to me from known quite pretty as a progressive place around the world spends an enormous proportion of its budget on police and police activities what do you think baldwin may meant when he said he
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could gauge a nation's health we can all by examining those people that elected to represent our protector what is the health of your nation right now i think the world is able to see that this certain nation is far from healthy that our police departments are the most dramatic expression of structural racism that our prisons are full of black people and latinos that. that we have to have an abolitionist imagination if we want to guarantee a future for our city our standing nation and for the world what does that mean for i'll get on to the abolitionists as regards the prison industrial complex and the police but obviously the f.b.i. targeted you set in media circles people know about watergate do you think it'll
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take a lot longer to know about cointelpro well increasing numbers of people are aware. the extent to which show the government attempt it to wipe out all of those who were resisting those who actually represented the possible future of democracy in this country it usually takes a very. aren't time for radical change to begin to be made but then on the other hand there are moments such as the current conjunction. where each bring together. a range of struggles a range of issues and allow those of us who have been active in struggles against racism and patriarchy and economic oppression over the years to recognize that the work we do does ultimately make a difference even though it may be 10 years 20 years 30 years 40 years
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50 years before we are able to witness the fruits of that after this labor some might not know a cointelpro is from people watching this interview from around the world how did it just remind us how the f.b.i. persecuted you i know in the news right now we hear about trump being persecuted by the f.b.i. well of course i was placed on the f.b.i.'s 10 most wanted list and 170 and it was in the context of a development of a program called the counter intelligence program cointelpro that specifically targeted black activists not only myself but many members of the black panther party i was active in the black panther party but i was also a member of the communist party. and. of course the black panther party
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was. targeted in particular and was said to be the most dangerous threat to the nation by j. edgar hoover who at that time was the head of the yeah but i should also quite out that a soft tissue cooler. who is still alive. lives in cuba now was a few years ago designated as one of the 10 most dangerous terrorists and the world and so the f.b.i. continues to use its force to single out and to. challenge those who are trying to bring about radical change in this country i think that could have been during the obama administration he was designated as yes it was during the obama administration absolutely well we'll get to his vice
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president joe biden in a 2nd but you talk there about communism you have used the phrase racial capitalism has the role of a revolutionary changed and since back in 72 when you said that it means wanting to change society to promote a world where needs and interests are responded to well i think use the term racial capitalism which show comes from. political scientists and. black studies scholar centric robinson who pointed out that capitalism has always been infused with racism trowed the outset of the present so that we should not. think about racism as cap and capitalism as discrete entities they are both and to connect it with each other but i think that this is really a pivotal moment not only in the history of the us but also in global history where
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we collectively witnessed the lynching of joy which floyd at a time when the world was shocked and placed so tempting to avoid being infected by 19 and of course the struggle against lynching and against racist violence has an extremely long history in the days. it's back to the immediate aftermath of slavery so i would say that this moment has been a long time coming i don't think that anyone expected develop quite in the way that it did but the particular confluence of revealing the structural racism that many black that next immunity is more vulnerable to convert 19 combined not only. horrendous murder of george floyd but also a mark average * reality and tony. date but i think what is so important
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today is that people are focusing on structural issues they're not simply calling upon the individual cops to be brought to justice you know current for demilitarization of the police and defunding of the police and to dismantle the police well it certainly does it certainly does seem pivotal when there wasn't long ago ruth bader ginsburg the supreme court justice was saying sportstar colin kaepernick was dumb and disrespectful to take a knee now we have the d.n.c. doing it what did it make you feel when you saw nancy pelosi and the others wearing gun a in traditional kente cloth one famously qualm in a groom a before he was overthrown by the cia. ok it's kind of a bizarre image of course but but when i am on lies it what i see is the impact. of mass movements of the protesters the somehow doubt
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that was intended by the act is a solidarity that was. millions of people in the street but of course they have to do a great deal more than take a knee like cold cavern it did a great deal more than we're can say clark so. we will see what happens over the coming period. scotland has voted to stop the selling of tear gas rubber coated steel bullets and riot shields to the united states do you would rather countries to stop selling riot control get to the united states after what we've seen on our t.v. screens of the protests. absolutely. and i think it's important to point out in this context it was back in 2814 in the context of the ferguson uprising. the militarization of the police was
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revealed and the fact that the tear gas that was being used those occupied palestine was the same tear gas that was being used and ferguson we've learned that many police departments including some on ones like the ferguson police department have received anti insurgency training by the israeli military and also i heard so many apple us please oversee training from israel i'm not sure about the particular offices have been accused of the murder of george floyd but i think we need to remember that there is still an important connection between struggles in the us and struggles and power stand this connection was made and the 960 s. it was made again in 24 g. and it needs to be emphasized today what is it about palestine that is so important the european union is against boycott divestment sanctions over here in britain the
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labor party its foreign china foreign secretary says it's the semitic to condemn atrocities by the israeli government was palestine relevant to what we're seeing about georgia floyd well how this time has taught us a great deal about resistance about. the enduring. resistance and we've learned a great deal about the president just real complex by looking at palestine and looking at all of the ways wish palestine and is experiencing the cursor all technologies developed by the state of israel for a very long. in time there have been leaks of solidarity between house in here and on the ground and black people in the us when i myself was in jail i didn't see numerous solidarity messages from palestinian political prisoners
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i think that. the time has come to reveal. the absolute absurdity of assuming that the criticism of the policies and practices of a nation state such as israel are equivalent to the cemetery as a matter of fact many jewish people in israel are and vault and the struggle for solidarity with with palestine and certainly b.d.s. simply cut movement that's meant sanctions it is a nonviolent movement the way in which it is falsely represent to buy so many. forces in the world is something that we have to add on lies and dispute well we invite the israeli ambassador to london on the
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program to refute some of what your saying i think the israeli government does admit to demolishing homes professor angela davis i'll stop you there more from that is very black panther activist after this break. you cannot be vulgar with yeah you like.
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aerial bombardment of homes and so forth do you think things are better today well i think things are better in the sense that we know better that we're able to add a lot more effect as we understand the meaning of the kind of policing to wish people in this country have been subject it for a very long time. to remember that. the legacy of slavery is a part of the francaise of policing. the site which rose during slavery and only after bad. mergence of racist lars and the use of law enforcement to garrett she folding of horrendous len shit. i think things are better today because we
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recognize the institutional character of this race is and we're not simply saying individuals who commit these horrendous acts are responsible we're pointing to the systems we are pointing to the structures and this insistence on understanding structural racism institutional racism state racism is is relatively new and this is what has made this particular historical moment so exciting and yet with this gain in consciousness the increase in budgets for police forces seem staggering the new york police department as a $6000000000.00 budget that's bigger than vietnam's defense budget vietnam of course which defeated the united states of america what is behind these massive police budget. well of course the emphasis on police the emphasis on
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policing the emphasis our prison meant that has led to mass incarceration is very much driven by racism. and law and order instead of addressing the needs of communities of color and let me say that we are in the process of doing to date what should have been done and the i media aftermath of slavery. of this these processes of guaranteeing that previously enslaved people and degeneracy people subject to the genocidal empacher colonization let team next communities. that that there should have been efforts long ago to consider what kind of changes our society would be required it order to guarantee equality and justice for
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all as the citric racial and economic and gender justice and equality you mention as incarceration some probably know in the corridors of d.n.c. power think joe biden may be synonymous with mass incarceration what would you say to someone thinking of voting for joe biden in november well. i'm not really happy about joe biden so i think that in the long run we need to break out of the 2 party system both of which a very much tied to corporate capitalism. but of course that is for the long run we have less than 5 months before the upcoming election. i don't see this election being about choosing a candidate who will be who will be able to lead us in the right direction it will be about choosing a candidate who can be most affected flee pressure to allow
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a more space for the evolving empty races move met by does very problematic in many ways he has not only in terms of his past and the role that he played and pushing toward mass incarceration of oh he's indicated that he is opposed to this disbanding the police and this is definitely what we need we need to re conceptualize the very notion of public safety but i say but. but it is far more likely to take a mass. seriously far more likely than the current occupant of the white house so that this coming november the election well as us not so much 7 to vote for are the best candidate but to vote for or against ourselves and to vote for ourselves i think means that we will have to care for
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vote for byatt you know think the george floyd protests will create a new political party to vote for in time for november then i don't think personally you know who knows what is possible but building a party takes a great deal of time and we meant talking about new parties and new parties have emerged. but to build the kind of party with. hero to mass is a people for a structure that would be capable of getting out the vote in time to oust donald trump is another issue you mention defunding the police because you're an advocate of prison abolition i mean what is it like living in a country which imprisons proportionally more than stalin or mao ever did. well you know of course i'm someone who has been involved in. working
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against imprisonment sense since the 1970 s. i i became involved in the struggle and. in movements against movements for the freedom of political prisoners like lolita liberal like bobby seale from the black panther party. and many of us have been current for the abolition of prisons for decades as a matter of fact my introduction to the concept of evolution came with abacha uprising in 1071 when i myself was in and jailed the racism that has been recognized as driving the very structure of policing and this country is equally embedded in the prison system and is responsible for what
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we have come to call mass incarceration so. just as the call for the abolition of policing and its current form is now being raised. it reflects it reflects decades old calls for the abolition of prisons. and of course we call for prison abolition because prisons are simply a dumping ground for people who represent the failure of society to trust problems of poverty and physical and mental health and education etc why isn't it why is it been so difficult would you mala still in prison leonard peltier a why these names a decade after decade why is concerted action failed to free so called political prisoners in the united states oh it gives you a sense of the power of this institution. power of the police the
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power of police unions as a matter of fact more me abu jamal and limit penalty here continue to languish in prison piece precisely because they have been so systematically opposed by police formations in this country so i'm hoping that as this as the police unions are coming under an enormous amount of criticism this may also create an opening for us to demand the release of leonard and. well people around the world know of your name arguably in the global south and so on we now learn that here in britain the british state security services are using a picture of you. perhaps to entice certainly to promote their own campaign called stooge on instagram and facebook to encourage some kind of work debate what
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do you think about how you've been co-opted now in this latest british intervention by the security forces here oh it doesn't surprise me. and i think it's important to be aware that all kinds of strategies are being employed will be employed to try to over ass the global way of resistance and i'm i just hope that people recognize these are desperate measures justice the currency is of the government and the u.k. and the u.s. desperately try to preserve a past races of empty labor practices of misallocated that aren't mental and justices but i think that young people who
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are protesting today represent a different future and the only thing i can say is may they prevail well just finally then statures fall all around the world to imperialists often the placards read by any means necessary malcolm x. is famous quote what do you think that phrase means 55 years after malcolm x.'s assassination. well of course at the time when malcolm x. said by any means necessary he was only a caning our absolute determination to overturn racism in inequalities in all forms of injustice i think that we can continue to say by any means necessary the fact that so many people were out in the streets and it's a covert 19 pandemic was indication of the
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deep passion and the collective will for change. and. you know i think that people are becoming aware of the extent to which the past is still driving the present and that what we are doing now is long overdue opera opposition to race is police violence is about finally facing the sentries all. legacies of racism he ages any day just those of co-option where the black lives matter will be co-opted the funeral for floyd had joe biden in it and the famous dichotomy house the group was his field negro is that still alive today of. course there are always efforts to call our struggle. and
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a sense we can say that when we effort we should be our successes. that those however are desperately trying to identify with those who are struggling so that a course so that they can change the trajectory of those struggles but i think that many people understand that now and i actually welcome these expressions by people in power because we realize that we are beginning to challenge that head mounted power. of those and government if we do this we can collectively resist the dominance of the past and we can begin to move toward a more master tory future presidential davis thank you that's it for the show back on wednesday the 5 year anniversary of the charleston judge shooting when
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welcoming our viewers from around the world live from central london this is our 2 u.k. . the u.k. prime minister and e.u. commission president agree they'll be no extension to the brics a trade talks beyond the end of this year. a report finds 25000 patients were discharged into care homes without being tested during the peak of the u.k.'s coronavirus infections a former regional director of public health tells r t u k that is tantamount to manslaughter. you know the truth of everybody's family life. basically it's. not essential shops in england open their doors for the 1st time since the lockdown
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began on march the 23rd that's the experts who advise new zealand on successfully wiping out the virus says the u.k. should be locking down not easing restrictions the question i wonder about is why i you know option considering the nomination approach because you have all the tools and plans. on the government's approach to fast track a report into how to protect minorities from covert 19 after an earlier review failed to provide recommendations we hear from an n.h.s. doctor. prime minister boris johnson claims the e.u. and u.k. aren't far apart on agreeing a trade deal after both sides accepted that there won't be an extension beyond december 31st but it comes as a new leaders and says brussels won't sign up to a deal at any cost raising the prospect of a no tail exit or to talk us through the latest developments but r.t.u.
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case. hi there isa so what's been going on. well boris johnson the british foreign minister has been holding a video conference call with the european commission president. and liar now mr underly and and mr johnston to come into talks of the 4 rounds of negotiations between the 2 sides have been held with negotiators helps with lower level officials but now it's time for the truth suppose the big guys to step in and really try to take things forward because in those 4 rounds of talks there's been very little in the way of troglodytes and boris johnson saying that there are differences but that he still believes deal can be made in the timeframe remaining but we don't really said today was it the faster we can do this the the better we did we see no reason why you shouldn't get that done. in july and the issues are very clear you know we forge an election based on on on these ideas the manifesto
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was very clear no role for the court of justice we can't follow the you don't think people understand that we can't leave the e.u. and remain somehow controlled by by e.u. law that isn't going to work but there is a good deal to be done. now coming out of those talks both sides agreed that needs to be renewed energy and an intensified timetable for talks to be successful in time really because of course we only have 6 months left until the end of december which is when we'll see the transition period coming to an end and as far as ms van de l'isle is concerned talks are ongoing to make sure that things are intensified and to the struck we supported the plans agreed by chief negotiators to unset densify the talks in july and to create the most conducive
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conditions for concluding and ratifying a deal before the end of 2020. this should include if possible finding an early understanding on the principles underlying any agreement we underlined our intention to work hard to deliver a relationship which would work in the interests of the citizens of the union and of the united kingdom we also confirmed our commitment to the full and timely implementation of the withdrawal agreement. now the e.u. council president charles michel has taken to twitter to say that a broad agreement is in both sides interest saying that the e.u. are ready to put a tiger to thank them not to buy a pig in a poke a reference to comments made by boris johnson to his european counterparts now far of course as you mentioned at the has been a little in the way of progress between the 2 sides that if progress isn't made
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sufficiently the u.k. will be leaving without a deal on the 31st of december and they're off the trading under water right organization rules but what are some of the sticking points which we've seen between the 2 sides the 1st of these is a comprehensive deal that the e.u. wants less is a little piecemeal approach that the u.k. would prefer with different industries having their own agreements on a case by case basis also the europeans want it to be a so-called level playing field so they don't want british companies to be able to lower that environmental regulations labor regulations food standards which would potentially give them those british bottoms the upper hand against the european competitors also fishing rights of course we know the issue of fishing waters was one of a huge importance to british fishermen and the question of sovereignty in the lead up to both the referendum and the u.k. leaving the e.u. well you the e.u. continues to want access to british waters that's
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a sticking point and also perhaps the most important one the irish border now this of course is an issue which really was a sticking point throughout the years before the u.k. did finally leave the european union what to do without borders what to do with checks on goods and people going across and so even though these 2 these 4 issues remain really big between the 4 sides the 2 sides they are hoped that there will be hoping that the 2 sides will be able to come together and find an agreement in time but of course with the krona virus going on and occupying the minds of governments on both sides of the channel there's also the problem of course that talks are taking place far video cool and that hoping that they can finally get to meet face to face and really starts having some of those deals and it is time trying as an acer thank you very much for back to that that professor john ryan tell me the timetable in which to reach a deal was ambitious but not a right not realistic. i think bania is try to get them to lighten the
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touch a bit but member states and other institutions like the european parliament i'm saying we're going to stick by this so at the moment where at the point where we're going to go to war it's a lot more like that we're going to see some inkling of some compromises maybe but remember both sides are dealing with still because it's 19 the e.u. have got other issues to deal with in terms of their budgetary is. a bit stalled at the moment so yeah there's that doesn't look like i mean one's really going to blink at this stage looking at the talks themselves we know that they want a full day on the u.k. might be happy with that to bisect to in the long term if a deal is nailed down which is less likely so if you have say to speculate on whether. there would be a deal then they would probably have to china and the whole process of you know the
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1st generally being the finality and making a political exercise where they would say well we'll do another extension to make a comprehensive deal happen a sick to her but i said to deal from abuse you perspective is not to run so i think that the logic and both sides is not going to meet on that basis but if there was a comprehensive trade deal if there was some kind of deal that it and they would probably . compromise on that 1st of generate 2021 remember the politico saw this for doris jones is very difficult if he compromises and is not out by the 1st generally that will cause a lot of problems in that in east policy. a report has revealed thousands of u.k. hospital patients were discharged into care without being tested for corona virus
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during the peak of infections. the national audit office has confirmed that between march the 17th and april the 15th around 25000 patients were discharged from hospitals into care homes hospitals were advised to move or medically fit patients without symptoms and not all of them were tested for coded 19 before being discharged the policy was implemented to increase capacity and free up beds for acute health care needs and it was changed on april 15th more than one in 3 care homes subsequently declared an outbreak with at the peak over $1000.00 homes dealing with positive cases care homes account for around half of all coronavirus related deaths in england in response to the report the department of health and social care spokesperson defended the government's actions we have been working tirelessly with the care sector throughout to reduce transmission save lives and as a result 60 percent of care homes have had no outbreak it's whole according to the
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latest public health england statistics. well the regional director of public health professor john ashton told our team kate he thought the car home scandal should be viewed as manslaughter that this is a barricade now that the government's insert you know it was for the medics to decide whether they were less out of the hospital or not but because people hadn't been tested because of the failure to have adequate testing then people they could missions were working in the dark you know so here we've heard several things coming together the failure to take the care home situation seriously the faily it's a terrorist the failure yet again to have personal protective equipment and really regarding elderly folk you know the treasures of everybody's family life so regard them basically as cannon fodder for the epidemic the guidance that was
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given to care homes effectively should have been a medical issue rather than a political issue shouldn't it. absolutely that guy should have been led by public health of fortunately there were no practical public health people involved in advising the government and it seems that the advisers the government heard were not prepared to be assertive enough with their advice speaking truth to power with the politicians and the political message messaging double ated that's the problem that's the tragedy of this and we've had 60000 families braved of those with relatives in homes it's incredibly sad it shocking it's tragic and i think someone needs to explain why this is not learned slaughter. not essential shopping and their doors to the public
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for the 1st time since the lockdown was announced on march the 23rd all retail shops including department stores and clothing retailers another permitted to open up providing social distancing measures are added to which some don't seem to be observing the number of people allowed inside a shop at any one time has been limited and protective coverings may be placed at a certain items he follows the u.k. government's insistence the so-called 5 tests to ease the lockdown has now been met but many in the industry say the current team need to social distancing role is to constructive especially when pubs and restaurants begin to open taking the government's coronavirus press briefing foreign secretary dominic rob said it was under review. the fact is and i heard chris williams patrick vallance explain it previously indeed at this these podiums is there's no magic to one or other particular measure there will be different levels of risk whether it's at 2 meters one half meters or one meter but as we bring the incidence and the transmission
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rate down and depending on the setting it is something that can be looked at so we're still going to make sure all of the policy judgments that we write these politicians take are accountable for underpinned by the science when it comes to suggestions the u.k. should adopt a more intense approach like countries in asia where they have eradicated the virus last week the prime minister of new zealand just in your arden announced that her country had had no new cases for over 2 weeks the epidemiologist who advised new zealand's government professor michael baker told r.t. u.k. that britain should be ramping up not down not using it. this approach instead of aggression increasing your wants is the end it gets more intense you throw everything at it and start to try and extinguish the transmission entirely and that's what z.m. did so when from no doctor or into a very intense lockdown in just a few days and we used that term 4 weeks and then another 2 weeks with
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a slightly less of. the soon weeks of lockdown. we use it time a basis it is extinguished most change the transmission gives time to really build up artistic and contact tracing and also we started to use much wanted controls at the border with everyone quire importing those pointing thing it's no accident that the countries that were most proactive in responding to this in dimmick had experience of sands and i think of the model that has probably been the most of it there was taiwan that basically had a well established c.b.c. they have a since its control they started to observe this virus and take measures at the borders in january and they did everything right and they've hit there a few cases very few dissin the whole country and they contained it with their own media lockdown the question i wonder about is why am i not
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considering an elimination approach because you have all the tools in place you basically are menace you who are those you are doing to see in context tracing and isolation of of context and you have experience with a lock down but if you just put all of that together it seems to me you are in a position we could potentially make this cyrus. coming up after the break. the u.k. government is there to speed up a study into the effects of coronavirus next week minorities softer an earlier report like recommendations. more old music festivals or counsel juju coronavirus as many fear for the future of the live music industry. placed celeb.
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lead. we're seeing the rise of a new secular religion and it's called the book is that at the moment in
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a short history its goal is to end racism by well everything is now considered racist the believers in this cult the middle b.d. instance all criticism the really never told how racism is to be eradicated or how it helps serve the interests of working people of all colors join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking together for the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. welcome back the u.k. prime minister has announced plans for across a governmental commission to look at racial inequality in society as
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a response to the black lives not to protest what i really want to do as prime minister is change the narrative so we stop the sense of victimization and discrimination we stamp out racism and we start to have a real expectation of success about use of the word victimization as led to some groups describing boris johnson's comments as condescending to the community as his pledging to help the opposition labor party questioned why the government is slow to move on tackling racism now is the time for action to borrow a phrase from another movement for equality and justice what's required now the deeds not words the prime minister's decision to announce yet another reveals falls woefully short of what is required. because the prime minister could act now blob's matters and the movement itself and the response in terms of the point they have been making as we discussed last week on the floor of this absolutely important
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essential vital. while the prime minister is also facing calls to urgently publish a report with recommendations on how to protect testing minority communities from corona virus it follows the recent publication of a public health england refute which exposed the black asian and other ethnic minority people are dying at a greater rate from the virus the government document was heavily criticized for its failure to include pages containing recommendations about how to protect ethnic minorities downing street a sense confirmed a 2nd report is due to be published this week including evidence from $4000.00 ethnic minority individuals and organizations it reportedly includes safeguarding measures including improving data collection about ethnicity and religion compulsory health risk assessments for frontline workers and tackling racism in the health service. or public health england has defended its execution of counter measures in its initial review saying these were supposed to be separate the
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government commissioned public health england to conduct an epidemiological review to analyze how different factors can impact on people's health outcomes from covert 19 in parallel professor kevin fenton on public health england's behalf engaged with a significant number of individuals and organizations within the b a m e community to hear their views concerns and ideas about the impact of covert 19 on their communities this important to engage in that work will inform the work the qualities minister is now taking forward we intend to both formally submit this work to the minister next week and will publish it at the same time. well n.h.s. talked to action bagot told me the results of the 2nd study will help everyone understand individual risks. society is starting to open up and i think it's really important that as we see there's this sort of nation starts to mobilize in some
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sort of way that we do have some guidance in place around well who are the hardest risk and i think it's not just necessarily to do the be i mean population but actually essentially looking at how do we reach stratify the majority of people that we're asking to go back to work without the knowledge essential shops opening or whether that will still be for our front line of it yes well the report is due to be published this week how do you expect the findings to change things. and i do think it changes things i think it highlights something that probably formalize something we've known for some time in specially when we talk about the recommendations about the recommendations car you know if we look at some of the true cools it why r.b.i. me and i know that individuals are affected more you know a lot of it is based it is multifactorial obviously but you know when we when we refer to things like overcrowding or the generations living in a home all the fact that majority or
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a large proportion of key workers are from from machination my mom i think more she said i think the reality is that we're not going to say well you can't go to work i think that's you know going to be the advice to get me understanding individualized risk. and finally with no end in sight to social distancing regulations in the u.k. the list of music festival cancellations continues to grow. martin and just take a look at an industry on the brink of collapse. this. as some a kicks off so would normally the festival season and while groups of 6 might now be allowed to beat outside it might be a while. until $6000.00 are allowed together the association of independent festivals represents $65.00 festivals in the u.k. bay reports but over 90 percent of its members face complete ruin as a result of counselled events meeting 2020 is
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a total wipeout for thousands who work in the industry i've done box about festivals is a wide reaching impact across the life of the 6 sector. that's right at all and confessed we were canceled this year and we haven't happened yet so i don't know if they will be and happening next year or not i mean because tools like glastonbury rewind they will be canceled as well so everyone's in the same boat i think recent stats from company use it make a say that almost 5000000 people attended a music festival in 2018 but 2020 has almost completely obliterated those figures and because the majority aren't covered by insurance for cancellations related to cave at 19 festival organizers worry but the future is rather bleak. and there may well be a bit of a. hole in this because as i say there are some of the sort of the tribes trusted
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to run that way and i would say it's going to be quite difficult for them to survive this and i think there will be a complete change in the market yes. but for some unemployment equals opportunity and a child to brace social change and technology finding new ways how to share that craft and. well i think we're going to have trying times in more. digital music not just in your own music trying to get out that people people still need music. and just not going to be out to see you know performances yes i think people have got more time on their computers and phones to be looking at new and muckler. music. and new. videos are now just trying to keep an you know your fans interested from glastonbury to the real wine festival hundreds of outdoor events have been cancelled this year with potential refunds of
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up to 800000000 pounds the average cost for each major festival for starting advertising and marketing is estimated to be around $375000.00 pounds of which most won't see ever again. as most event staff and performers have been ineligible for the government fellow schemes and companies have not been able to receive any money from the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme it's estimated that in the next 9 months sector who loses around 60 percent of its muscle as i manage to stay in chains a lot of history to put nice american tourist at the facts i don't see any way out of it for musicians i think it could be used and i think when it does come back it's going to come back so different there are only oldsters like us the ones that have been doing it for a long time we're probably going to get kicked out and. for the youngsters to make a new business that's my suspicion i think it's pretty with an entire income
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and trade wiped out so it's be at that many festivals was have the financial resources to ever take place again some fans have started crowdfunding campaigns to help prevent organizes but it's a drop in the ocean for most large scale events some are hoping to transfer tickets over to 2021 while that provide some security for the next year it doesn't help the cash flow tally and as the world learns to live for the good old spit might be a while for those wellies put to good use on spotted and raised us u.k. london. and that's all from the team in london our colleagues at aussie america will take over at the top of the year from all of us here at westminster.
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6. in seoul you can't get away from advertisement to change your appearance so. many local people see plastic surgery as a prerequisite for a successful career employers are often most interested in the job seekers appearance as
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a graduation present parents often give daughters plastic surgery for an extra fold in the eyelids to make their eyes look big up. almost every community and judge dreams of looking just a needles. hello and welcome across town for all things are considered i'm peter lavelle we are witnessing the rise of a new secular religion and it's called the bloke is a at the moment in that short history its goal is to end racism why well everything
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is now considered racist the believers in this cold demand obedience insult criticism but we're really never told how racism is to be eradicated or how it helps serve the interests of working people of all. there's guys this and more i'm joined by my guest jodie brower in bristol she is the deputy leader of the workers' party of britain as well as arthur wrote the drive to war against russia and china her forthcoming book is identity politics and class and in budapest we have george samuel he is author of bombs for peace nato is humanitarian war on yugoslavia right across our girls in the fact that music can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it ok let's go to bristol jody what do you look you make of this new secular religion because that it's kind of
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quasi christian you know a little bit of composers a little bit a bit eventually mentalists style. and you know it has old this ritual walls it has its humans it has its clergy it has its script sure. and it's making everybody miserable and it has nothing to do with fighting racism go ahead well i think it's the last point that i am really interested in. do we want to fight racism and of course the answer to most of us is yes but to fight racism you have to understand where does racism come from what's the cause of racism these symbols of and exploiting society do of course represent the fact that it is an exploitative society what that reminds us is this is a society it's not our society it's run it is made up of run by and for a tiny exploiting class and.


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