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Black Lives Matter: Co-founder Alicia Garza on the future of the movement – BBC Newsnight

#BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza talks to #Newsnight about the movement’s future, social justice and her debut book, The Purpose of Power.
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When the civil rights campaigner Alicia Garza posted the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on Facebook in 2013 she had no idea what was to come.

In the seven years since then, the phrase has grown into a global movement.

This year it has found global prominence as protestors took to the streets in dozens of countries following the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police in May.

Faisal Islam is joined by Alicia Garza from California, who has written a book about her experiences, The Purpose of Power: How to build movements for the 21 Century.

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    James Isthemanevaro

    Time to get rid of the power she thinks she has

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    BBC continue to want to divide us.

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    James Isthemanevaro

    Who is gonna pay for the damage your racist organization has caused

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    At least this BBC employee actually did play devils advocate, there's good points to be found in amongst the hysteria somewhere, whether that be "left" or "right"

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    BLM will get Trump elected, Black Males understand this movement like no other, don't support it, and will vote Trump.

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    I don't know why but i love that its 3 woman.

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    Dirty Ralph . Dance

    Black lives matter is a scam , and about removing the Black man from the family, Marxist political American democrat joke .

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    People think Soros funding BLM is some kind of conspiracy theory, but his Open Society foundation does in fact help fund them, it's public information

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    If police are murdering more than 50 white people in every year, then you will all understand what BLM stands for.

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    How about helping black lives?

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    All lives matter!

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    Trump 2020

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    That picture of Trayvon is purposely misleading. He was 13 in that picture. He was 6’2” and over 200lbs the night zimmer shot him in self defense….

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    BLM: making non-racist people racist

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    corona virus is mass murder

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    I have never committed crime. All men are created equal.

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    Souls don’t have colors. All lives matter! Qualities matter! Human values matter!

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    BLM = Biden's communist agenda funded by CCP.

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    👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽U’ll never be discussed around MY kitchen table!!! MOVE if u hate this nation so bad, we don’t want u nor need u OR ur ‘boss’!
    Oh & EXCUSE ME,,, that young man,,, Kyle (he has a name!!) was PROTECTING HIMSELF!! Tell the truth! 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽

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    BLM = Marxist organisation that seeks to completely destroy western liberal democracy because its “racist, oppressive and patriarchal”…. lets turn the most successful countries with the most successful systems into Zimbabwe 🇿🇼, Venezuela 🇻🇪 and Cuba 🇨🇺……. NO THANKS!!!! Please go live in the previously mentioned countries!

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    BLM=Baby Lives Matter

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    This deserve a deeper view

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    To all the right-wing racist losers like those who clicked dislike on this video, SHAME ON YOU.

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    Throw her in Gitmo.

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    Good on you, Lady. The amount of hate you receive shows the problem in the world.

    1 in 4 believe in Q-Anon related conspiracy theories so its no surprise you get a disproportionate amount of hate.
    🙏

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