Episode 173

Writer and civil rights activist Darcus Howe died this month. He campaigned tirelessly and fearlessly against the blatant racist society of ’70s and ’80s Britain. Has this overt racism now re-invented itself and evolved into right-wing populism here and across Europe? Author and fellow activist Tariq Mehmood is here to discuss.

Next, a new film, ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, explores the question of race in America through the words of James Baldwin, also a fearless fighter for civil rights. Although Baldwin died over 30 years ago, the film uses footage of Ferguson, Barack Obama's inauguration and Black Lives Matter to show how prophetic the prose was. Victor Fraga, a journalist and director of a new platform for political films Dmovies, gives his thoughts on just what is going on in the Americas now.

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