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Commonwealth Voices: institutional racism

This discussion examines the role of institutions in perpetuating structural discrimination in the fabric of governance, and examines ways of challenging and changing it. Historian and writer Onyeka Nubia chairs the discussion at the Commonwealth People’s Forum in London. Panellists include: Kalpana Kannabiran, a sociologist and legal researcher; Marai Larasi, a black women’s rights activist; and Tshepo Madlingozi, a senior lecturer in Law at the University of Pretoria.

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Commonwealth Voices: Jamaicans for clean air

What happens when air quality is so dangerous, it brings businesses, schools and other services to a close and hundreds of people to the doors of public health clinics? The Jamaica Environment Trust were already calling on the government to tackle the public health risks of contaminated air and water. In 2018, when the decades old problem of fires at the Riverton city Dump resurfaced, their calls got louder.

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