Radio: Controlling people

BBC World Service, available indefinitely as a podcast or listen online via the iPlayer

From the programme’s website: “The world’s population is due to reach seven billion people this year, and by around 2050 it could grow by yet another two billion.

Using India as an exemplar, Professor Matthew Connelly of Columbia University, New York, documents a global campaign that began with the best humanitarian ideals, but which led to authoritarian control over some of the world’s poorest citizens.

He uncovers a story of tragic mistakes and sometimes terrible human rights abuses, and shows how we will be living with the consequences for decades to come.”

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2 Responses to Radio: Controlling people

  1. Eccles says:

    Shocking and disturbing that the most vulnerable should be so exploited and misled in the name of progress. Thank you for making us aware.

  2. Eccles says:

    Did you know that 40% of people registered on UK’s organ donor register have their wishes overruled by their relatives and yet 3 people die everyday waiting for organs!

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