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24 Mar, 2021 09:10

New UK anti-protesting bill: Authoritarianism being built by stoking culture wars (Plan B’s Tim Crosland) E993

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak with Plan B Director Tim Crosland. He discusses the violence in Bristol at the ‘Kill The Bill’ protests, held against the new law which could see Britons face harsh new anti-protest measures which make demonstrations that cause ‘annoyance’ illegal, with prison sentences of up to 10 years, and why the bill represents a failure of ‘political imagination’ amid multiple crises, such as the climate-change crisis and the inequality crisis, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel’s focus on ‘culture wars’ rather than these crises, and much more! Next, we speak to Carlo Rovelli, author of ‘Helgoland’ and award-winning theoretical physicist. He discusses his concerns for pseudoscience among Western European nations and the US regarding coronavirus vaccines, Werner Heisenberg’s discovery and development of quantum theory, how quantum mechanics revolutionised our understanding of physics, Bolshevik revolutionary and founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin’s thoughts on quantum theory and discussions with Alexander Bogdanov, the development of the nuclear bomb following the development of quantum mechanics, how millions have been saved by quantum theory, and much more!

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