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they wandered all the way downtownle h. tony. >> allen, if you would, catch me up on the news
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related to the measure that passed. my understanding is that it passed with a very slim margin and that there is a recount on going? that's right. it passed by seth seven votes but this' rah recount underway. we expect to get the result of that nec mound night, or tuesday. and then on the 13th rebe hear a lawsuit that has been brought by the opponents. how they can allocate part time hours all of which was part of this initiative. that's a lawsuit that was brought, amended it and will go to court late next week. a fast food restaurant are paid much more than the minimum wage. employees in dearborn heights. that's near detroit, almost made $15 an hour,
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that adds up to $31,000 a year. so how much did that stack up against other professions in the detroit area. for example, a rookie police officer started off at nearly $30,000 a year. the starting starts at 38,000 dollars a year, and a cub newspaper reporter, do we even use that term any more? starts out at $28,000 a year. he is the ceo, the co-founder of moo cluck moo. this is sofas nateing to me. my understanding is that you started out paying. you are now up to $15 an hour, how are you able to do this. >> we do it very carefully, actually, we started out at $12 an hour, because we thought it was the right thing to
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do, because of how hard they work. we are marketing people, sales people, so it allows us to do what we do well, which is sell and market our product and our company. and we leave it to the post to do the job. and going from 12 to 14, then to 15 miles per hour wasn't so much of a stretch. we have people that are really diligent in what they do. brian, next to what you are doing with your business, but when we talk to some of the big boys on the block, and you know who i'm referring to, they say that they need the wages where they are and to be competitive.
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the quality products out. how do you respond to that? >> i don't know. well, first of all, we are not big boys and we are well aware of who you are talking about. but we do put out a superior product. our sourcing, our product, it is superior to what we may consider the big boys. we feel, and so -- i just think that -- it just coincides with what we are paying our workers. we want quality. we don't -- my partner and i answer to each other. our fiscal responsibility is how we with can sell our product. of course we want to be profitable. we are all doing this because we love doing it, and we want to make money at it as well.
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certainly not theny round for a higher minimum wage, what are your thoughts on this movement? repeat the question. >> i just wanted to know and a number of cities today demanding a higher minimum wage. they have their pay structures set the way they do. we feel it is the right
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thing to do for our employees. i think the movement is great, we are starting to -- if this isn't this model here, we are going to copy that business model and every possible sewner of the country that we can. we are opening a second location tomorrow, and so that's sort of proof that it is working. more power to them. this is a capitalistic economy. and people have every right to demand a better wage, and earn a living. and be able to spend time with their families and on things they want to spend it on. >> ryan -- >> investing or -- >> i know we featured your restaurant your chain a few months ago, good to talk to you on al jazeera america, we appreciate your time.
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brian parker is the co founder of moo cluck moo. in other news now, secretary of state john kerry, made the rounds in the middle east today. he met with israeli is middle east leaders. he also tried to ease concerns to curb the nuclear program. >> let's talk to nick and he is in jerusalem for us, nick, good to see you again. there has been some reaction from the palestinians on this. >> .
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>> they do not want anything. i think the reason she has emphasissed israeli security. they want to talk about their state, and how lit be a viable continuous state. and the problem is that he is trying to do both at once, and he is clearly angry both sides at the same type. >> all right. nick and what's left? how much more time is the secretary spending in the region on this round? >> he is supposed to leave tomorrow.
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but some joked that he moves into the king james hotel and stays the weekend. here is a guy that is absolutely enshrining peace on his watch. he has about three months before the current round of talks expire. during that time, u.s. officials have suggested to me that he is thinking about presenting some kind of paper. putting something on paper that suggests here is what israel would want. here is what a future palestine would look like. that's a dangerous statement, because if it doesn't work, then you have people coming away from the peace talks and you could incite violence. so he knows that is dangerous, he is trying to find that mid eight ground. >> it is. nick, appreciate it. we are learning more about the market security surveillance. the nsa collects nearly 5 billion records every single day on cell phones around the world. the rother is based on documents.
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the latest on global reactions. it seems like americans have become numb to the news. there seems to be much more public outrage. in europe, south america, than there has been in the u.s. there has been a hand full of small protests if you look at the polls and that's how you gauge opinion, the very majority say they are concerned about the government spying program. 35% of americans say they are very concerned about their privacy rights being violated so that's not even a major by. so any sort of response has become mooted. it is doing their own review after that came to light. they should hear the recommendations that's probably the only path that has any chance of taking on any of this international esspeak i don't knownage.
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neater of those will completely clear. >> and pope proseason has formed a pan them of experts to help the catholic church address the issue of sexual abuse by a bries. the committee will make suggestions on how best to put abuse. in collaboration with the bishops and the conferences. >> officials are being
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blamed for the death of 19 firefighters last june. the investigation says the state tabor restry knowingly put it above their safety. that is the largest fine of its kind ever issues. each firefighter killed initially officials said they had followed proper procedure. winter has arrived early for much of the united states, a mass i arctic air is now moving across the middle of the country. by any measure it is dangerous weather.
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fell us what is being done to protect those from risk. >> it is only about five degrees after we hit a record low of 13 below last night. it's not expected to get out of the teens until monday, maybe above freezing by tuesday. it is obviously tough weather for anybody, but especially as you mentioned for denver homeless, mrs. a significant homeless population here in this time of year, of course what they are being told is to get off the streets as much as they can. there are a number of organizations that service the home legislation, one of them is called denver rescue mission. they have about 350 people a night, they are running at capacity, serving about 1,000 meals a day, we spoke to them earlier, they are as i said full occupancy overnight. and hoping again for a break in the weather sometime soon.
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i'm wondering if a city has the built to force people who are at risk into one of these shelters? >> what wed iso. police will patrol the streets and look for people that may need help, and maybe not making their way into a homeless shelter. what we are heard is there is capacity for people, but sometimes they just don't find their way. there is a no camping rule here, as there is in many cities. when the weather is this cold, the city is active trying to get people into shelters because it is way too cold, too dangerous. >> yeah, what you often hear is people in this particular situation say it's safer on the streets than in the shelters. paul, appreciate it. let's be more on the weather in the west, now here is dave. >> yeah, the big issue here is this cold air that is pushed down from the north, and it is
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close to the surface, once you get further south. at first these temperatures -- these are the current readings, gusty winds but right about zero in north dakota, denver there the official reading at 7:00, further south, we get to 25 in oklahoma city, but just above freezing there in dallas. now this is cold air that is coming right at the surface. look at these two temperatures 20 and 50. that's a little different here, because it isn't the space between them. so obviously temperatures well above freezing. as you go up in the atmosphere. you are getting the temperature of 50, and it is falling into air, which aids 20 degrees right at the surface. they need to freeze it before it hits the ground. that's where you get the coating of ice. by tomorrow morning another wave of moisture moves in. this is just a big large area.
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of either sleet or freezing air. get ice accumulations of at least half an inch. and certainly make travel very difficult if not impossible. that will be the mourning rush tomorrow in this area. so a look at that, look at the ice accumulation, and where this is all headed coming up in the national forecast. >> all right, dave, thank you, encouraging news about the economy, plus -- >> well, it's the tongue twister m.i.t. says is too difficult to crack.
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>> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to
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actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped to one of the lowest levels in six years. and if congress doesn't act soon, many of them could lose their benefits in just 23 days. libby casey is following this story for us. good to see you, any indication congress will
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extend the unemployment past this deadline of december 28th. 18 months of benefits time for americans to look for work. as part of receiving this unmany. domes say they want this extension tied to a overall budget deal. now leader nancy pelosi, doesn't have to be in the same bill buzz wanted it to happen by the end of the year. they don't care, well we have to assume that they care. you just want to make sure that they know, and that's why we with have the hearing so that they know while we talked about 1.2 million people in that statistically staggering, it's staggering every single person at a time.
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>> the president's more focused on increasing reliance on government programs than policies that will create more american jobs and better american wages. this reese why we passed nearly 150 billions in this congress. they are still sitting in the united states senate. >> the house speaker talking about republican plans of growing the economy now there was a glimmer of hope. that republicans said speaker baner said he would look at any extension bill that they came up with. >> what about the people impacted by is this? >> that's right. we are talking about 2 million americans that can lose out over the next few months. but congressional democrats wanted to put a face on these individuals today. so they invited some of
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them up to capitol hill. and says these benefits are what kept her afloat while she worked. >> i have spent the majority of my waking hours looking for work. during this time. i was able to support myself because i received those vital unemployment insurance benefits. now lisa boyd told congress that she has found a job and will be getting back to work. thank you. on wall street once again, it is the fifth straight losing session for the blue chips. positive economic data out today is adding to concerns that the federal reserve will start tapering.
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one of those positive pieces of data is the latest roll on economic growth. the economy expanded much more than expected last quarter, rising at the fast e.g. pace in what a year and a half. how, nearly half a gains came from businesses simply adding to they inventories. while consumer spending actually slowed. are you kidding? another bill coin story. blank of america is giving eight thumbs up, saying it could become a popular forum of payment for ecommerce. to traditional ways of transferring money. and joining me from washington, d.c. to discuss these top business stories patriot. he is a central bank and economics reporter for the wall street journal. it is great to see you, congratulations. i am told are in order on the new gig. good to have you on the program. >> thank you very much. >> on the surface, the gdp number looks pretty
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good. but one thing you are hear to tell us is that there's more troubling news in the deep details explain that to us. >> that's right. well, you hinted at it in your introduction, and it is essentially a story about companies building up inventories while demand seems to not be there for the goods that they are stocking up on. and so that can set us up for a weak fourth quarter, and basically the expectation is that that fourth quarter the growth would be less than half of today's sort of grand looking numbers. so you have folks like atlanta fed president talking to reporters saying look, i don't see this number as really changing my view that we are really just growing at a moderate pace. so med row, what do you expect tomorrow from the jobs report. >> well, the consensus forecast from the dow jones boll is 180,000 jobs. that would be a decent number. >> that's just okay.
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>> it is just okay. and they would pretty much, of course the feds stimulus is predicated on substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market. and of course that's the subjective judgement that they need to make. but the issue becomes for the market to especially, if you get a blow out large number then trade outs -- it could cut can back on those bond purchases as early as this month. >> because that is just the way the market thinks if the jobs number is good, they will be a sell out. go figure. pedro is with us, he is a central bank and economics reporter the for wall street journal. a pleasure to have you on the program. jess can taft is here now with big news. >> the florida state quarterback will not been charged. the ruling comes nearly a
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year after he was accused of raping a woman. they said there wasn't enough evidence to convict the quarterback. and jonathan martin is set to meet with the investigator for a second time regarding hazing accusations. martin left the team and is recently put on the noninjury list. >> still ahead, the u.s. security council approve as peace keeping force, to help end the violence in central africa republic. and how pittsburgh is transforming itself from steel city to tech city.
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using the day to to track possible regulars with nonterrorrists. pope front sis has formed an expert panel, one of the pan themes main duties will be to make the screening process for new priests much stricter. the prime minister of central africa republic is welcoming french military in the country. the decision was made just hours after chaos broke out. gun fights have spilled out into the streets of ban gi. it's president was ousted last march, today the u.n. security council approved the peace keeping force to end the violence, french president announced he would double the troops perhaps within hours. >> i have decided to react immediately. starting tonight, with the african forces and
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for the support of the european partners. >> there are conflicting numbers of the dead. in bagn where ohs are hoping that help comes soon. >> they are very much in control of the capitol now. and they are based just outside what is the main hospital here, where the injuries are -- and the dead are being brought. they have told us that more than 1,000 of the militia, that have carried out the attacks have been killed or run away. let's take a look inside the hospital, where you can see the injured people who are being treated. namely by doctors without boarders. now, we have seen people here who have gunshot injuries, rbg injuries
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and also machete injuries as well. now is situation in this city seems to be calming down, but the issue now, particularly for the international community is what to do about the escalating violence. we know that the united nations security council is voting to boost forth and possibly african forces fors on the ground as well. at the moment, it is very limited about what these forces can do. and there's no one here protecting civilians. >> all right, joining me from columbia, south carolina is natalia taylor. she is bodden, i'm sorry, she is the central african republic country specialist for amnesty u.s.a. i apologize i just mangled your name. >> that's fine. >> that's unacceptable.
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who is running central african republic at this moment? who is in charge? >> at the moment, there is really nobody in charge. the president does not have the ability to run the country, and the prime minister also is lacking the ability and the strength to do that. which is why there's such a huge problem. there's -- and as we have heard it has resulted in unconscionable acts of violence. >> so has the group officially disspannedded? >> it has been officially edition banded but it is not edition banded in fact on the ground. there are over 20,000 -- 20,000 troops that are a
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part of this coalition. when the sell catook power back in march, there were somewhere around 5,000 members. there are now over went thousand. and there are various factors contributing to that. it has evolved into a war lord sort of situation, where there's no central authority over then. and they are just committing acts of violence against communities. >> what of the ousting former president as you mentioned was ousted in march. are his loyalists part of the problem here? >> yes. and we have seen this quite a bit, recently in the last month or so. the anti-balaca forces which means anti-machete have been retaliating claiming they are protecting citizens against the excel canumbers. but in fact, they are using many of the same
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horrible tactics that the excel caforces are using. and that is targeting civilians, raping women, creating executions. torturing people. >> is that how the fighting is taking shape now? it's christians, against muslims, muslims against christians? >> ill does appear to be opeering that way. and also quite shocking in for years that has a tolerance of the two faiths. when i lived there myself, there was tolerance between the communities. and so this kind of extreme religious violence is very disconcerting. and some of that can be possibly linked to the fact that it's estimated that between 75 and 85%
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of the excel caforces are from outside the country. from chad, and sudan, and they are using some of the same tactics that we saw in darfur. >> let me ask you one last question, we are talking about a situation where virtually in the population, we are talking about 4 1/2 million people are impacted here. what is what should the quite be doing other than voting in favor of a chapter 12 resolution. aren't we talking about a humanitarian crisis here? and which should the u.s.' worlding with in relieving the suffering going on? well, it is a huge crisis and we do have a great responsible as a major part of the international community to support the efforts that are being made, that were voted on today, there were some
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positives things that went into effect with the resolution today. and i can talk about those, but there's also a lot more that needs to be done. and amnesty international in particular, and several other human rights grouped believes that the force that has been authorized, the french forces and the african union force will not in the end be adequate. and that there needs to be an immediate ramping up and a preparation for the transformation of the force into a u.n. peace keeping force, and a robust one that can protect civilians and provide security. >> thank you, stirs are struggling now to pull themselves out of crisis. industries already suffering from years of downturn, five years ago when the so called great recession hit, but some areas in the rust best are finding ways out of
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the hole. pittsburgh has formed a booming medical and technology industry. the story now from the steel city. sow much -- leafs his home, built on old industry and sets out for technology zone in the city where tax rates are low, and creativity is high. there's reasons to love pittsburgh, and then with that culture, and that rich thans' here, there's reasons to stay. it's the pittsburgh miracle. market forces weren't going to replace the steel industry. the city clawed back. >> i cannot recall
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pittsburgh ever saying that we want to be like some place else. two region has said what do we need to do to make ourselves better. that fits our needs. the history of industry and research, as well as business magnets loyal to their hometown, helped them become a leadner healthcare and technology. >> successful reinvention through building on what you have. >> what exactly is being celebrated? the economic indicators don't show success, so much as a lack of failure. pittsburgh rates 50 second of the u.s.' 100 largest cities. based on job growth, unemployment, gdp, and home prices.
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the narrative reveal as failure of imagination among local and national leaders. he says only a national plan for jobs and equitable growth will do. >> 2500 homeless children in this area, you have an infant mortality rate of 21. per 1,000 live births can is higher than china or mexico. if this is the best we can do, and they say this is the most livable city in america, then what does that say about the rest of the country? it's enough not to be doing as badly as other cities to be presented as a model for the future. al jazeera, pittsburgh. >> we followed extensively yesterday. >> yeah, tony folks down there, the police there
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are continuing to launch a field where thieves abandon add stolen truck, but not just any truck. the vehicle was originally traveling from a hospital to a nuclear waste dump, carrying radio active material, and that's why you are not going to see pictures of police or anybody close, to that actual vehicle. the material cobalt 60 was part of a hospital radiation machine, and has been removed from its containers. experts say that it means that whoever opened the container is now in grey danger. although authorities continue to insist that nearby residents are safe. >> in the ukraine, police have given protestors to call out in five days. that was day 15 of demonstrations and they brought another show of defiance from protestors. today they raised the european union flag, right there in front of city hall.
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and would instead opt for closer ties with russia. in italy, the word of the day is micaca. orr pig sty. the newest one just outside the italian. the demonstrators say too many sal lamb mys, cheesed are stamped with made in italy, but have low quality and are produced elsewhere. they are encouraging supporters that walk by to adopt one of those little pig lets. an auction houghs marked the 40th anniversary. the numb chucks from lee's final movie, right there.
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and tony, for about another $12,000, you, my friend, can have another bamboo whip to add to your collection. >> that's exactly what i need. like i need a hole in my head. >> i am thinking that the jump suit, was that enter the dragon? >> chasing death. yeah. >> appreciate it, thank you. >> it looks like a giant video game, but it does a whole lot more. coming up, how scientists are tying threed images to a whole new level. well, the long saga for jam isu winston, and the sexual assault case looks to be over in a day, he will not be charged.
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you live now to southnd africa. >> he passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20:50 on the fifth of december. 2013. it is now resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its
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greatest son. our people have lost a father. all though we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish the plans of a profound and enduring loss. his tierless struggle for freedom, and him the respects of the world. his humility, his compassion, and his humanity, and him. our thoughts and prayers are with the plan della family.
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to them we owe a debt of gratitude. they have satisfied much, and endured much. so that our people could be free. our thoughts are with his wife his former wife. ms. winny mandela. with his children. his grandchildren. his great grandchildren. and the entire family. our thoughts are with his friends. comrades and colleagues. who fought alongside over the cause of a lifetime
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of struggle. our thoughts are with the south african people who today mourn the loss of the one person who more than any other came to embody the sense of a common neigh. offer thoughts are with the millions of people across the world. who embraced matiba, as their own. and who saw his cause as their cause. this is the moment of our deepest sorrow.
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our nation has lost its greatest son. yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him, what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell. our beloved m arktiva,
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will be accord add state funeral. i have ordered that all flags of the republic of south africa will be lowered to half mast, from tomorrow 6th december and to remain at half mast until after the funeral. as we gather to pay our lasting respects, let us conduct ourselves with the dignity and respect that he personified. let us be mindful of his wishes and the wishes of his family.
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as we gather wherever we are in the country and wherever we are in the world. let us call the values for which he fought. will the us reaffirm his vision, in his society where none is exploited, oprezzed, or dispossessed by another. let us economist ourselves to strive together spelling neither strength nor courage to build a united nonracial nonsex cyst democratic and prosperous south
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africa. let us express each in our own way, the deep gratitude we feel for a life spent in service of the people of this country. and in the cause of humanity. that is indeed the moment of our deepest sorrow. >> a determination to leave as mativa has lived. to five, as he has strived. and to not rest until we have realized his vision.
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s a peaceful and prosperous africa, and a better world. we will always love humility. may your soul rest in peace. god bless africa. i thank you. and there you have it. the words you have just heard the words and that so many in south africa and around the word had hoped they wouldn't hear, but knew that they would. father of modern south
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africa, nelson mandela has passed away. what a moment this was. nelson mandela. greeting members of the south african rugby team. just ahead of the rugby world cup in which south africa won that particular world cup. this has mane so much to the nation and the word. we have talked about his many accomplishments. so many of us remember a
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lot of americans, they may forget -- he led the struggle. >> he did. >> to replace apartheid, a militant apartheid regime where a democracy that was mush racial. and functioned as a democracy to this day. that's his legacy, and not something that the world has seen in years and years. >> it started with him in prison. before the days in prison, and him leaving that movement, even from behind bars. >> right. >> and there's so much telling you that will all be talking about as far as his legacy. in terms of his activism and leadership, over the last couple of weeks and months there has been a lot of talk about his help. and keep in mind, that he was 95 years old, and nelson mandela, in addition to all the questions he was asked about leading this incredible struggle, occasionally, he would get asked how have you made it this far with the conditions that you lived there, and rob in prison,
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and he would say very simply, he exercised every day, he found 45 minutes every day to exercise to walk in his cell, or walk when he was under house arrest, and he didn't have his first doubt of serious health issues, i suppose, too burke los sis is serious, but only at the age of 89 years old, when he started to run into troubles. he has had pulmonary issues with his lungs nearly collapse sod there was this back and forth medically, where it seems like okay, maybe this is the end, and then you would find a reservoir of strength and come back. so a lot of people have been preparing for this moment for some time. after an extensive stay, a month long stay. let's do this, let's take a look back now at the amazing life of nelson mandela, here is al
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jazeera. >> his smile and his strength, powerful weapons in the fight for racial and political equality. >> many people fear that it is useless and fought tile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence. against a government on these savage attacks. on deless people. >> the black man that would leave south africa away from decades of white minority rule, was born in 1918. he grew up in a roadless area, born to tribal royalty he was adopted after his father's death when he was just nine. he was the first in his family to attend school, with a missionary teacher gave him the first name nelson.
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his political activism began in college, where he was elected to the student council but stepped down and joins a boycott over conditions at the school. he moved to johannisberger studied law, and joins the african national congress, a political party and resistence move fighting the segregation that was so deeply devicive in south africa. those divisions grew even sharper when south africa elects a white nationalist government that passed laws taking segregation to an extreme. complete racial separation, the resettlement of 3 million people to black homelands. denying their right to vote and travel. stripping them of citizen ship. nelson mandela was only 30. he soon became con vined peaceful demonstrations would never be enough to uproot the oppressive raisist structure, so he helped form and run an armed guerilla movement. a campaign of bombings against government targets in the early
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60's, led to his arrest and prosecution, along with others in the movement. convicted but stair add death sentence, mandela would spend more than a quarter of a century, 27 years behind prison walls. 18 of those years at the notorious robin island. outside the antiapartheid fight, only grew more fierce. the repression and the violence focused the attention of the world on the depths of south africa's racism. boycotts choked off the economy. mandela became the most famous prison in the world. s chipped away at appartize until finally mandela was released from prison. it was february 11th, 1990, the streets flowed with joe.
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>> i have spoken about freedom in my lifetime. your struggle. your commitment. and your discipline. has released me to stand before you today. but freedom wasn't easy. to reform the government, has to play peace keeper, trying to temper escalating violence between his party, and supporters of the freedom party. who wanted no part of negotiation with the government that has helps them down. thousands were killed in black on black fighting. also a powerful political force himself was crumbling. the woman


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