Episode 59: I Can't Breathe

By FBi Radio

“I can’t breathe” were some of George Floyd’s last words, before his death at the hands of police. This was the same phrase Eric Garner repeated as he was fatally restrained by police in 2014. It’s also the same phrase that Dunghutti man David Dungay repeated in 2015 as he was fatally restrained by prison guards, here in Sydney. As Black Lives Matter protests continue in the States, there are impossible-to-ignore links to the ongoing colonial violence in Australia. We discuss the importance of taking action, paying reparations and constantly challenging white supremacy and anti-Bla(c)kness. Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are advised that this episode mentions the name of people who have passed away. This episode also discusses racialised violence and police brutality. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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