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Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico, North Korea Discussion, and the Assault of Michael Bennett, Plus: Cobalt Mining and Bayonets

On today’s show, we touch base with Salvador Tio, a veteran civil rights attorney and Nelson Carrasquillo, a member of CATA the Farm-workers Support Committee, about the damage done by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico.

Then, we move to a discussion between Christine Hong, Executive Board Member of the Korea Policy Institute and Jonathan Pollack of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institute about the nuclear status of North Korea and what political action is viable.

During the second hour we move to Cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where we speak with Lauren Armisted of Amnesty International in London about human rights abuses in the industry. Later, we hear from Simone Weichselbaum of the Marshall Project on what the potential consequences are when specific police departments in the US are given surplus bayonets.

We end our with insight from Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Reverend Stretch Sanders, founder and president of All Shades United and Las Vegas based activist, to the assault of Michael Bennett by a Las Vegas Police officer after the highly anticipated McGreggor v. Mayweather fight. 

 

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