Tag Archives: University of Kent

Professor Ruth Blakeley: Chilcot report & Rendition

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The Chilcot report was published on 6th July by ex-civil servant Sir John Chilcot with the report looked into the origins, conduct and aftermath of the Iraq war – all 2.6 million words of it!!

In this programme Jason McCrossan speaks to Professor Ruth Blakeley from the University of Kent whose had a bit more time to digest the findings and we’ll get her reaction to some people’s call for Blair to be tried for war crimes.

Jason also discusses a project Professor Blakeley is running in conjunction with Westminster University called The Rendition Project – which looks at the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) programme.

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Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Hong Kong Democracy ProtestThe demonstrations in Hong Kong also known as the Umbrella Movement or Umbrella Revolution, began in September 2014 when pro-democracy campaigners, angry at China’s plans to vet candidates when they hold elections in 2017, protested outside the government headquarters and occupied several major city intersections.

Dr Pak Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and spoke with Jason McCrossan.