Protesters led by Peter Tatchell have disrupted a speech by Jeremy Corbyn, calling on the Labour leader to demand action to end the conflict in Syria.
Corbyn halted his speech while several protesters held up banners with slogans including: “Step up and demand action in Syria” and “End the suffering in Aleppo”.
Tatchell, a human rights campaigner who has previously supported the Labour party, shouted over the party leader to demand he do more to condemn the actions of Russia in the Syrian conflict. He told Share Radio's Colin Bloom why he felt drastic action was needed.
A report published this week by Amnesty International has described the torture of thousands of Syrian civilians suspected of not supporting Assad's regime. The human rights charity estimates that more than 17,700 people have died in detention since the start of the conflict, or 10 people a day. To discuss the report, Colin spoke with Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty's Syria Campaign manager.
Kate Andrews, from Republicans Overseas, joins Colin Bloom to discuss the current situation with the US Elections. Kate explains how Hilary Clinton is likely to be the Democratic candidate against the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. She also discusses the competition between Bernie Sanders and Clinton ahead of the campaign.
Share Politics with Colin Bloom, talking to Wangu Kanja from the Wangu Kanja Foundation, Girish Menon, Chief Executive of ActionAid and Patty Whaley, Trustee from ActionAid, about Action Aid's Fearless Women Campaign to help end violence against women and girls.
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.
Colin is joined in the studio by, Sally Hitchiner, Founder and Director of Diverse Church and Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitudes, to discuss the recent pride celebrations and what's happening in the world with the LGBT community.
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