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10 Mar, 2021 07:48

Kelechi Okafor on Meghan Markle & Harry interview: Royal family IS institutionally racist, represents colonial violence! (E987)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to NHS intensive care unit nurse and national organizer of NHS Workers Say NO, Dave Carr. He discusses the government’s meagre one-percent pay rise for NHS staff after a year of battling the coronavirus pandemic, possible strike action over the dismal pay rise, Rishi Sunak’s lack of support for the NHS, why he thinks the government clapping for the NHS is hypocritical, reports of another coronavirus wave after lockdown lifts, and much more! Next, we speak to Kelechi Okafor, actress and host of the ‘Say Your Mind’ podcast. She discusses the fallout of Meghan Markle and Harry’s interview with Oprah, why she believes the royal family is institutionally racist, why Meghan Markle’s alleged bullying is nothing compared to the British Empire and the royal family’s bullying of other countries historically, why the family even today represents colonial violence, why the monarchy should be abolished, and more! Finally, we speak to Prof. Peter Baldwin, author of ‘Fighting the First Wave: Why Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently Across The Globe’. He discusses levels of populism in countries around the world and how it affected the ability to respond to coronavirus, why countries such as China, Cuba and Vietnam were able to deal with the coronavirus pandemic so effectively, the success of certain democracies such as New Zealand and Australia in dealing with the pandemic, and why Western Europe did not have similar success, why governments will find it hard to impose new lockdowns as new variants emerge, and much more!

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