The Foreign Desk

Black Lives Matter: a movement or a moment?

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29 August 2020

Episode 348

40 minutes


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Three months after the global wave of protests that followed the death of George Floyd, has anything shifted? How has the conversation around anti-racism moved on around the world? And why is the transition from solidarity to meaningful change so difficult? Andrew Mueller speaks to Rokhaya Diallo, Madeline Hayman-Reber, Yasmine Ouirhrane, Fatima Zaman and Nesrine Malik.

29 August 2020

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Rokhaya Diallo

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French journalist and anti-racism activist Rokhaya Diallo discusses how Black Lives Matter has shifted the conversation in France.

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Madeline Hayman-Reber

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Australian journalist Madeline Hayman-Reber describes how the story of George Floyd resonated with Indigenous Australians.

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Yasmine Ouirhrane and Fatima Zaman

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Yasmine Ouirhrane and Fatima Zaman talk about their Europe-wide open letter demanding justice for George Floyd, which resulted in an anti-racism resolution being adopted by the European Parliament.

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Nesrine Malik

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Author and columnist Nesrine Malik explains why action and meaningful change are much harder than empathy and solidarity.

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