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FSRN Weekly Edition – April 28, 2017

Lawmakers go through the motions of appropriations showdown ritual Texas House passes most hardline immigration bill since Arizona’s SB 1070 Turkish officials carry out fresh purges; opposition contests referendum results Snake charmers in India...

Duration: 00:29:17

Lawmakers go through the motions of budget request showdown ritual

In what’s become a ritual on Capitol Hill, the U.S. House and Senate faced off in a government shutdown showdown this week. FSRN’s Nell Abram has more. Download Audio Friday morning, the House authorized...

Duration: 00:01:51

Turkish officials carry out fresh purges as opposition continues to contest referendum results

The government of Turkey carried out a fresh series of raids this week, arresting another 1000 people and purging the police force of more than 9000 officers allegedly connected to the US-based cleric who...

Duration: 00:05:34

Snake charmers in India lament loss of culture following outlawing of their practice

In India, snake charming has been a popular form of entertainment since ancient times. It has also been the only source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of snake charmers. But several years ago,...

Duration: 00:04:58

Whistleblowers play a key role in Nigerian anti-corruption push…at their own risk

In Nigeria, millions of dollars of stolen public funds have been recovered in recent months, as President Muhammadu Buhari wages a war against corruption. Whistleblowers are playing a major role in the government’s anti-corruption...

Duration: 00:04:46

Indigenous Brazilians protest stalled process for legal protections

An Indigenous protest in Brazil’s capital Brasilia erupted in violence Tuesday, with police firing gas and rubber bullets to push back the protesters from the seat of Congress. The demonstration is part of a four...

Duration: 00:02:00

Earth Day 2017: When support for science and evidence-based research became motives for a march

On Saturday – Earth Day 2017 – hundreds of thousands of people in more than 600 locations around the world demonstrated in support of empirical evidence and scientific research. In the U.S. recent executive...

Duration: 00:04:18

Brazilian public workers push back against unelected government’s austerity plans

Brazil is in a collective crisis. In 2016, an impeachment -which many likened to a legislative coup – forced leftist president Dilma Rousseff from office. The biggest political corruption scandal in memory continues to unravel, as...

Duration: 00:04:11

Turkey referendum results test country’s polarized political system

Turkey’s electoral commission has refused to annul the results of Sunday’s referendum, after opposition groups claimed ballot fraud. President Erdogan claimed a razor thin win by a 51.4 to 48.6 percent; he says voters...

Duration: 00:10:39

Lakota immersion class works to recover lost language while strengthening culture

A Catholic school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has introduced its first Lakota language immersion program. The small kindergarten class is the start of a revolving door immersion concept that will...

Duration: 00:05:23

Mugabe calls for unity as Zimbabwe marks 37 years of independence

Tuesday marks 37 years of independence for the south African nation of Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe addressed thousands of Zimbabweans amid continued economic and social depression in the country, but touched neither on the...

Duration: 00:02:39

U.S. Tax Day protests call on Trump to release his returns

The deadline is looming for tax returns and this year’s tax day has renewed calls for President Donald Trump to make good on his campaign trail promise to release his returns to the public....

Duration: 00:04:25

FSRN Weekly Edition – April 14, 2017

U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” – Trump says he gave “his” military “total authorization” Human rights activists push for ISIS to face UN war crimes tribunal 60,000 immigrants held at Colorado facility sue...

Duration: 00:28:57

60,000 immigrants held at Colorado facility sue GEO Group for forced labor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the US-Mexico border in Arizona this week, where he issued new guidelines for ramped up immigration enforcement. He ordered additional charges be brought against undocumented immigrants when possible...

Duration: 00:06:03

U.S. strikes ISIS targets in Afghanistan with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

Less than a week after a U.S. soldier died in combat in Afghanistan, the U.S. military struck ISIS targets with the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat. FSRN’s Nell Abram has more. Download...

Duration: 00:01:38

Human rights activists push for ISIS to face UN war crimes tribunal

As the U.S.-led offensive against ISIS in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul continues, officials are now turning their attention to taking back the city of Raqqa, in Syria – the last of ISIS’s...

Duration: 00:03:53

Rohingya refugees fear expulsion from India

Human rights groups in India have expressed concern over government’s plan to deport Rohingya refugees. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar are living in exile in India but, as Bismillah Geelani reports,...

Duration: 00:02:02

Florida sees dramatic rise in religiously motivated hate crimes

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized today for remarks he made Tuesday in which said even Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” When given the chance to clarify, Spicer blundered...

Duration: 00:03:52

Myanmar’s transition to democracy provides opening for deeper social change

A year ago, citizens of Myanmar – also referred to as Burma – saw their first civilian president take office in a government led by pro-democracy icon Aung Sang Suu Kyi. This major step...

Duration: 00:05:33

FSRN Weekly Edition – April 7, 2017

Trump orders military action against Syrian government air base Rep. Nunes steps down from Russia probe while under investigation for ethics violations Senate Majority leader presses nuclear option button; Gorsuch confirmed Refugee​ ​facing​ ​deportation​...

Duration: 00:28:57

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