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Going Underground: 'Is the UK government making it easier to get away with war crimes?'


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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Apsana Begum MP of the Labour Party. She discusses the privatised Serco Test & Trace and its failures during the coronavirus pandemic, the new 3 tier system of local lockdown measures, the ‘overseas operations bill’ which could immunise war crimes, torture and rape by British agents and soldiers, Sir Keir Starmer’s calls to abstain on the bill instead of vigorously opposing it, her own vote against the bill and much more! Finally, we speak to Sudhir Hazareesingh, author of ‘Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture’. He discusses who Toussaint Louverture was and his role in the Haitian revolution, the oppressions of Haitians by imperial powers which eventually caused the revolution against Western-imposed slavery, attempts by Britain to reinforce slavery in Haiti which aren’t taught in history books, attempts by the US to reinforce racist rule in Haiti, his eventual capture and death at the hands of the French Empire and much more!

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