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Russia and the UK election | Reparations for slavery

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Monday, 09 December 2019

 

Editor's note

With just a few days to go until the British election, the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson are still leading in the polls – although their lead is narrowing. There has been much criticism of the government for not publishing a report by MPs looking into alleged Russian interference in British politics. But what outcome does Russia’s President Vladimir Putin want? Alex Titov explains why Russia is likely to prefer victory for the Tories who plan to take the UK out of the European Union.

And in America, a proposal has been presented in congress to offer reparations to citizens who are the descendants of African slaves. Roberta Timothy explores the idea of “health justice reparations” for both Black Americans and Indigenous Canadians to deal with the impact of transgenerational trauma.

Gemma Ware

Global Affairs Editor

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Health justice funds could be used to support Black and Indigenous health initiatives and provide mental and physical health services to deal with the impact of transgenerational trauma. (Shutterstock)

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