Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 36

This episode discusses the UN report on Venezuela, the assassination of a human rights activist in the Philippines and 500 days of workers mobilization in India.

July 10, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch

In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes we discuss the report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Venezuela which in discussing the current state of the country fails to mention the relentless attacks waged by the US-backed far right opposition forces and the crippling sanctions which have essentially strangled Venezuela’s economy. We bring you to the Philippines where human rights activist Salvador Romano was assassinated on July 7. Romano is the 69th activist to be murdered on the island of Negros ever since Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016. And finally, we go to India, where workers at the Sonipat brewery plant in Haryana have been protesting for better working and organizing conditions for over 500 days.