Today, we kick off with the first of our series of #WorldwithoutWalls podcasts. In this series of podcasts we will focus on the various forms of injustices playing out in the way states and corporations address the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the first episode, Pedro Villardi, ABIA, Brazil joined hosts Manal Shqair (Stop the Wall) and Chandni Desai (Liberation Pedagogy Podcast). He discussed the policies of denial of access to vaccines and cures. Villardi underlined the injustices that are exposed in times of this global health crisis, Particularly speaking about Brazil.
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Touching on these injustices, Pedro asserted the connections between the colonial dynamics in both Brazil and Palestine. In both countries, these colonial dynamics deny the colonized and the systematically marginalized ‘other’ access to vaccination.
Commenting on the way pharmaceutical industry devalues the lives of non-white people in the Global South, Villardi states, “they have disregard for the life of those who are not in Europe or the United states. That disregard for the lives of people in Palestine, Brazil and the African countries reflects the colonial relations.”
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