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Deadly Government Crackdown on Bangladesh Protesters, Puerto Ricanstruction: Fossil Fuel Lobby and Puerto Rico, Persecution and Challenges for LGBTQIA+ Asylum-Seekers

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On Today's Show:

  • Youth in Bangladesh took to the streets after a bus accident killed two students and injured several others in Dhaka on July 29, 2018. What followed were massive public demonstrations against poor road safety laws. 

  • Since Hurricane Maria, 80% wind farms in Puerto Rico are out of service. Yet, power plants that operate on fossil fuels, such as oil, coal, and natural gas, are performing at 100%. The Trump administration has made no major effort to invest further in clean renewable energy on the island
  • Violence against members of the LGBTQ+ community in Central America has caused an influx of migrants to seek asylum in the U.S. Often times, these particularly vulnerable asylum seekers are met with no little to no resources, support, or understanding. 

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