Olympic Protest For Oromo, Muslims And Minorities In The West And Unsafe Water In Colombia
On today's show:
- As Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finish line to win the silver medal in Rio, he crossed his raised arms in an act of defiance against the Ethiopian Government’s treatment of the Oromo people. We talk about Lilesa’s protest with Oromo activist, Seenaa Jimjimo.
- We discuss why social exclusion, income disparity and mass incarceration are common among Muslims and people of color living in Western-styled democracies.
- During the last eight years, nearly 5,000 children from Colombia’s Wayuu indigenous group have died from unsafe drinking water. We hear why climate change and the damming of the Rancheria River are, in part, to blame.