Rising Up With Sonali

US, Europe Slam Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Elections

Venezuela faces US sanctions after holding constituent assembly elections. On today’s show we’ll turn to our Venezuela expert Miguel Tinker Salas to learn what really happened during the elections and whether US media coverage is accurate. Then we’ll examine the opioid crisis in the US – a crisis that has eclipsed gun violence and car accidents with respect to the number of deaths. German Lopez, senior writer for Vox recently covered the story and will join us. Finally poet and writer Alyesha Wise has written and starred in a new short film by Brave New Films that highlights the injustice of the money bail system of the US. We’ll speak with Wise and play the film later in the hour.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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