Monthly Archives: August 2019

‘America is a stolen country’

Published on Jan 2, 2015
Subscribe to BBC News Alcoholism, unemployment and suicide are problems associated with Native American reservations in the US. But a new generation of young activists are dedicating themselves to a brighter future. Benjamin Zand from the BBC’s Pop-Up team is on a reservation in South Dakota — in the heart of America’s midwest.

Climate change threatens indigenous Kuna’s home in Panama

Published on Aug 31, 2019
Rising global temperatures are forcing millions to flee their homes, either because of extreme weather or lack of water. In Guna Yala Islands in Panama, rising sea levels are forcing the indigenous Kuna people to rethink their way of life.

Farmers Rips Trump Trade: We Lost Everything Since He Took Over | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Published on Aug 30, 2019
Bob Kuylen, vice president of the North Dakota Farmer’s Union, speaks out admist growing pressure from farmers on Trump’s trade policy. Kuylen argues farmers have ‘pretty much lost all of our markets since Trump took over,’ adding though farmers may want to ‘stay loyal’ to Trump, the economy may force them to ‘lose their loyalty really fast.’

For Brexit protesters, a larger issue is at stake: democracy

Published on Aug 31, 2019
Thousands of people took to the streets across major British cities, including London, to protest the suspension of the Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline. Frank Langfitt, NPR correspondent and author of “The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China,” joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the situation in the U.K.

William Schaffner on the spread and prevention of the Ebola virus

Parliament suspension: Protests in UK cities – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Aug 29, 2019

The Queen has approved the government’s planned suspension of parliament, weeks before Britain’s departure from the EU. It sparked protests across the country, a legal challenge and a petition with more than a million signatures. Opponents and pro-EU activists branded called the move a “coup” and a “declaration of war”.

The hidden world of modern slavery – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Aug 29, 2019

An estimated 40 million people globally are subjected to modern forms of slavery. Bonded and forced labour, child labour, sex trafficking and domestic servitude are still rife. India has adopted a United Nations goal to eradicate modern slavery by 2030, but how close are we to achieving that goal? How bad is the problem in India? How does caste-based discrimination play a role? How can businesses be made more accountable, and consumers more aware about the products they buy?

We speak to a leading human rights lawyer, the head of an organisation working to free supply chains of bonded labour, and an activist fighting for the rights of those at the bottom of India’s caste hierarchy. We ask them how we can eradicate modern-day slavery.

Presenter: Devina Gupta

Contributors: Dr Colin Gonsalves, founder, Human Rights Law Network and senior advocate, Supreme Court of India; Manoj Bhatt, director, GoodWeave India; Riya Singh, Dalit activist and PhD scholar