Links to today’s show transcripts:
North Carolina Claims It Repealed HB 2, But LGBTQ Activists Say New Law May Be Just As Dangerous
Last week, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the anti-LGBT law HB 2, known as the “bathroom bill.” But the new law that replaces HB 2 is facing widespread criticism from LGBT activists. The new law prohibits municipal governments from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances through 2020. The new law also denies employment and housing protections to the LGBTQ community. Guests are James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, and Joaquin Carcaño, a transgender man and lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit against North Carolina.
Rev. Barber: New North Carolina Law Replacing HB 2 is Anti-Gay, Anti-Worker and Anti-Civil Rights
Last week, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the anti-trans law HB 2. But the new law is also facing criticism for discriminating against the LGBT community. The new law denies employment and housing protections for the LGBTQ community and prohibits municipal governments from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances through 2020.
Silence is Not an Option: Rev. Barber on Dr. King’s Historic “Beyond Vietnam” Speech 50 Years Later
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s groundbreaking speech against the Vietnam War at New York City’s Riverside Church. He delivered the speech on April 4, 1967, a year to the day before he was murdered. Rev. Dr. William Barber, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and president of the NAACP in North Carolina, speaks about Martin Luther King’s speech and its legacy.
Trump Meets Egypt’s el-Sisi, Amid Wave of Repression, Jailings & Extrajudicial Killings in Egypt
Donald Trump is to meet with Egyptian President General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House today, even as el-Sisi faces widespread criticism for human rights abuses in Egypt. Human rights organizations say Sisi and his security forces have arrested tens of thousands of Egyptians and have committed torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The Trump administration has indicated it will not bring up the human rights abuses during today’s meeting. Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo, Egypt.