Millions of people around the world have protested against the bombing of Gaza by taking part in marches, boycotts, sit-ins and other kinds of political demonstrations. But what difference does it make, either to the world or to ourselves?
The gang confront a contentious topic in this Trip, debating the use and value of protest. Do “A to B” marches ever achieve anything? What about joining hands around an RAF base? Digging up roads? Refusing to pay your taxes? Is squatting a form of direct action?
To answer such questions they discuss Irish hunger strikers, Montgomery bus boycotters, Greenham Common women and the hundreds of thousands of people that Suella Braverman calls “hate marchers”, with music from Lowkey, the Plastic Ono Band, Steel Pulse and more.
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Music: Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man / Dylan – Masters of War / Samba extract / Public Enemy – 911 is a Joke / Lowkey – Ghosts of Grenfell / Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution / The Plastic Ono Band – Give Peace A Chance / John Lennon – Working Class Hero
Book: Charles Tilly – Social Movements: 1768-2004
Produced and edited by Matt Huxley and Chal Ravens. PRS licence number: LE-0016481