A national youth-organizing group based in Chicago is releasing its policy agenda for black America. The policy report offers several recommendations: from raising the minimum to wage to addressing predatory lending.
Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran over Iranian reaction to the Saudis executing a popular Shi'a cleric. We'll talk about Saudi executions with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch and we'll talk about the diplomatic row with Gulf States scholar, Joe Kechichian. We'll also talk about United Nation plans for major reforms in 2016 with Barbara Crossette of The Nation.
Many analyzing the deal hammered out in Paris say it's way better than no plan at all. But proof, they warn, will be in the execution of efforts to cap global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less.
Sunday was "Adoption Day," the day the nuclear deal with Iran gets rolling. Iran will begin winding down its nuclear infrastructure and, in return, will receive sanctions relief from the US and the European Union.