Coronavirus: Battle for Liberty 2.0 — Silkie Carlo & Shami Chakrabarti — #3
Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of Liberty and Labour peer, joins Big Brother Watch director Silkie Carlo to discuss the changing landscape for civil liberties and human rights post-Covid-19.
Shami joined Liberty the day before the 9/11 attacks, which changed the civil liberties debate for a generation. In this podcast, Shami and Silkie discuss the lessons from campaigning for rights post-9/11 and the new battle for liberty.
Can we truly reverse states of emergency? How did we become ruled by ministerial decree? Can we stop this becoming a “new normal”? This in-depth discussion explores the Coronavirus Act, the UK’s lockdown, expanding surveillance and the exacerbation of inequality.
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Watch the video interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_cK9OaB9tw