FROM Navneet Singh
Another Minority under Attack The man who gunned down six worshipers at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Wisconsin was killed by police. The civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as "a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band." Meantime, the search is on for a " person of interest " who may have videotaped the incident. Since September 11, Sikhs have been the targets of discrimination in the United States, partly, they believe, because they're mistaken for Muslims.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?