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12 Dec, 2020 09:02

Coronavirus: ‘Extreme poverty set to rise most in developing countries!’ (UN rapporteur on poverty) E959

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty and Human Rights Olivier de Schutter. He discusses why the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for governments to wake up to their responsibilities on poverty alleviation, why a major opportunity has been missed to force corporations to pay fair wages and tackle the climate crisis with green investment, why extreme poverty is likely to rise most in developing countries, criticism that his predecessor Philip Alston received from the government over his report on poverty in the UK, and much more! Finally, we speak to the first official White House videographer Arun Chaudhary. He discusses the rise of the far-right in Europe and the United States, why a Trump victory likely would not have happened without Brexit, Joe Biden’s ‘disappointing’ cabinet picks of neoliberals and people from the military-industrial complex, why he as a progressive originally worked for Barack Obama, why Joe Biden is likely to not show much behind-the-scenes action during his presidency, his work on the Bernie Sanders campaign, and much more!

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