Abortion, Guns, Racism: Is the US still Liberty’s poster child?
20 August 2022 | 1:35 pm
The United States is bitterly divided over abortion and gun ownership. Is American democracy at risk? Our guests: Emilia Roig (political scientist), Laura von Daniels (analyst), Erik Kirschbaum (journalist)
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Lawmakers in the US state of Florida have passed a ban on most abortions after six weeks. Meanwhile, the US Justice Department said it would ask the Supreme Court to stop abortion pill restrictions.
A player for Real Madrid, one of the most renowned soccer teams in the world, is calling Spain "a country of racists" after racial slurs from fans halted a match for 10 minutes. It's the latest in a series of incidents involving LaLiga and Vinicius Jr, who was later expelled from the game during an altercation with opposing players.
Brazilian football star Vinicius Junior was once again the victim of racial abuse whilst playing for Real Madrid. The Spanish league appear unable to crack down as it exposes the countries' lax attitude towards racism.
The 2020 murder of George Floyd focused attention on police violence in the United States. Though the officers involved are serving time in prison, efforts to address police racism remain stalled.
We look at reactions to record immigration figures from the UK and how Turkish football supporters are expressing their opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the country's run-off vote this weekend. Also: anti-abortion stickers plastered on rental bikes in Paris spark outrage.
Polish women challenging Warsaw's abortion laws at the European Court of Human Rights had their cases dismissed, but many more are still to come.
Brazilian soccer player Vinicius Junior has agreed to join a new task force to tackle racism in football. The Real Madrid star was recently racially abused during a La Liga match with Valencia.
The display of solidarity comes after Brazilian striker Vinicius Junior was subjected to racial abuse while playing for his club Real Madrid at away games.
The US Justice Department accused the Minneapolis police of discriminating against Black and Native American people. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd in April 2021.
The Guardian takes us to Kenya, where accusations of murder and assault are flying at a Del Monte pineapple farm. We then take a look at how some French papers are strongly condemning, and others praising, the disbanding of a climate activist group. We also dig into the controversy over US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s luxury fishing trip.
Two new studies indicate that anti-Jewish racism and various forms of intersectional discrimination are widespread in Germany. At the same time, there is growing awareness and more reporting of discriminatory incidents.
The three judges presiding over the decision are staunchly conservative, with a history of opposing reproductive rights. The case will now move to the Supreme Court, which will decide the fate of mifepristone.
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