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Europe Talks Back

Does protesting change anything?

Season 3, Ep. 2

In your opinion, can protesting change anything? 

Many protests have been organized in Europe and the UK to denounce the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Despite the worsening of the situation, these mobilizations don’t seem to have a real impact, as the situation on the ground remains catastrophic.

This leads our host Gail Rego to ask whether mobilization makes any difference. 

She discusses this with our guests Shabbir Lakha and Blackbird!

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