Protesting police racism, rise of UK’s Syriza, & Osborne’s fast frack (E167)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on institutional racism in America and the UK. Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, says that the Ferguson solidarity protests are still going strong in an effort to change the system, with a black person killed every 28 hours by law enforcement, security guards or vigilantes in the US. Clive Heemskerk, of the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition, looks at the future of the left following Syriza’s victory in the Greek elections. We take a look into the public inquiry opened into the death of Aleksandr Litvinenko, the same day as a US general announced that American troops would be sent into Ukraine. Protests marked the fourth anniversary of the Egyptian overthrow of Hosni Mubarak on Sunday, and we ask if anything has changed since the Arab Spring. And as the first planning application for UK fracking starts, a leaked letter shows Osborne urging ministers to speed up the process.

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