FROM Elisabeth Byrs
Pondering the Right to Protect at the UN The death toll from Cyclone Nargis is still rising. Today Myanmar, formerly Burma, agreed to open its doors to medical teams from ten neighboring countries. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help distribute foreign aid , but the United Nations staff is still barred from the Irawaddy Delta, where it says conditions are "terrible." Elisabeth Byrs speaks for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva.
Relief Is Slow to Reach Myanmar In Myanmar, formerly Burma, corpses are floating in the flood waters in the aftermath of Saturday's cyclone. But a massive international aid effort is reportedly still being held back by the country's military rulers. Elisabeth Byrs speaks for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?