The sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen, by the UK has long been a controversial one, as the UK also sends aid to Yemen. The Campaign Against Arms Trade has recently launched legal action against the UK government, to try and stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Matthew Cook spoke to Andrew Smith, from CAAT to discuss the legal case and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Rita Lobo, is joined by Steve Newcomb, from the indigenous law institute to discuss the current situation at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Plans to build a pipe line through the reservation have been heavily disrupted by protesters looking to protect the sacred land of the Sioux people.
Colin Bloom is joined over the phone by Baroness Meacher, co-chairman of The All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform and cross-bench peer, to discuss the decriminalisation of drugs, in particular cannabis, and why, according to a group of MPs and peers, the 'war on drugs' is over.
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