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hello everybody, this is al jazeera america. i'm david schuster in new york. john siegenthaler has the night off. hack attack, pay back, the white house hits north korea over new sanctions over sony's hacking situation, where you don't know the evidence we have. identity crisis the outpouring of sympathy and anger online. dumb luck. there's a new type of theory
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about why most people develop most types of cancer. it's not your behavior or your genes. box off bust, hollywood's lowest show in years is it a history of things to come. doubling down on the theory that north korea was involved in hacking sony pictures. ten leadership officials and organizations, the obama administration acknowledges that they have not established a connection between the north korean leaders and the attack. ablimg theblaming the attack to the officials in the first place.
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libby casey has the latest. >> senior obama administration officials say this is the first imposing sanctions on a country because of a cyber attack on a company, sony pictures. the nature of the hack which they say was destructive and coercive and u.s. officials are standing by the assertion that north korea was responsible for hacking sony pictures. they say that this is part of a larger plan to push back against the threat of cyber-attacks. now there are low pressure sanctions in place on many north korean organization he including the ones today. the group that will feel the sanctions is the research and development and komed maim
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exporter of equipment and good having to go with equipment and weapons. sanctions on ten individuals most of whom are woking in the ballistic missile field for north korea. now senior administration officials say these individuals may not be directly connected to the hack but they are responsible for efforts that undermine and go against the relationship with the u.s. government. it's not yet known if those individuals have assets in the u.s. but officials say if they do they will be frozen and hope that this generally sends a chilling effect to the message. >> someone hired to break into a computer system and uncover security vulnerabilities, the founder much tribal media the evidence points to not north korea but someone on the inside. explain why? >> it is a very sophisticated
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hack. they have stolen newly released movies e-mails and scripts. this stuff does not reside in one place. they have to perform multiple sophisticated attacks. my money is on an inside person. >> the white house keeps saying, insisting everyone doesn't have the kind of intelligence that president obama has in his hands. this is a person who is most sophisticated in blaming governments but he was persuaded. it will not reveal the source and method, but to say here is why this is north korea what would that evidence look like? >> it's really hard to say. any kind of proof had to be manufactured and would only prove that the attack away performed from north korea not necessarily by north korea. that's step one in hack.
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you hack into a low security computer which means you can hack into high security computer from there covering your tracks. >> is it possible everyone was right, yes there was an insider and one that had been co-opted by the north korean government, in which north korea is bragging about the local we have inside sony and what fun we will have? is it possible? >> it is possible, if the person does or does not work for north korea, that's the only way i can see that happening. >> how about a person feeding information to north korea? >> whether it comes to spy games it doesn't really matter. it is too fine a line to draw. i still think it's possible. >> what do you think about the north korean official have flog to do with lacking they are
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connected to systems? >> how are more sanctions going to help north korean people in general? i don't understand. >> doesn't the administration need to deter other state actors who might be tempted to pull off something similar? >> it's a great argument assuming we buy into the premise that they did cause this mess to begin with. >> the white house is again insisting that it's great people are picking apart and thinking this is bush administration all over again where intelligence has been cherry picked but they insist no, we really have this. >> release it, let the security officials review it and let's let the chips fall. >> what is the administration going to do to prevent this from happening again? >> they have a huge pr mess to
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clean up, they are definitely focusing on that. in terms of their improving their security for their infrastructure, are it's hard he to do that than to write code that works. >> from credited credit cards to media organizations, what should we be doing? >> there's basic stuff that you as an end user can do. make sure you're using really safe secure passwords. complex passwords and whatnot. look at what you're clicking open right? be very careful about phishing attacks, spelled p-h, rather than f and the reason hack
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groups are revealing these security flaws is to show look at all these data that corporations are keeping it's worth asking why are they keeping there information? and their answer is to service better ads. david, i challenge you to envision an online world without ads. there would be no reason to keep and store data. >> i understand that, dino, thanks for coming in. >> thank you david. for second time this year tilts is dealing with applying rants. after a ship was put set sail
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and put on auto pilot. david lee has the story. >> a vessel designed to carry cattle not people. how exhausted they must have been. italian medics were waiting for them with a level of sympathy towards refugees so european so many europeans lack. >> the greedy human traffickers who speculate on desperate people. >> the italian coast guard had been forced to board by helicopter, after dark. after the transporters and crew had abandoned it and left it at sea. after nearly another vessel with nearly thousand on board had to
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be rescued close to the italian coast before it, too became wrecked. the commander of the local italian coast guard told al jazeera he believes the crew had deliberately abandoned it with the knowledge that the italians would rescue it. >> they have no respect for human life. >> do you think they would do more with this? >> we expect that there can be other -- there can be new cases. we worry we worry there will be new cases. >> herding refugees around in a boat that's designed for cattle might sound unbelievably cynical, but it is incredibly
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lucrative for moving hundreds into europe at a time when small boats and dinghies simply would not be able to cope with the waves. that is a huge problem for europe's border agencies. they are all safe for now but there is a huge challenge for the italian navy and the european border forceex. 2015 it seems has begun predictions of greater numbers than 2014. have al jazeera southern italy. >> more bodies from the java sea and tonight there are reports that two large objects have now been spotted on the sea floor. 162 people were on board an airasia flight for singapore when it went down saturday. five of the 21 bodies found today were still strapped in their airline seats. investigators are still searching for the black boxes
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convinced the flight data recorders will provide the best evidence for crash. palestinians are a step cloaker to joining the international criminal court. in hopes of eventually pursuing war crimes charges against israel in the war in gaza. kristin saloomey reports. >> where this goes from here is far from clear. >> this is a very significant step in which we will be going through it to seek justice. through a legal option. it is a peaceful option. it is a civilized option. it is an option that anyone who
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uphold the law should not be afraid of. >> if the palestinian leadership has its way the court will investigate the 2014 war in gaza which voferred the involved the death of 2,000 civilians. how far back the court's authority will ultimately apply is up to debate. war crimes including firing rockets into israel and while most countries already recognize palestine as too the state israel doesn't. >> this unilateral step, palestine is not an independent state, they don't have the right to go to icc right now. people will expect that icc will
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there accept their being situation. >> the spokesperson for secretary-general ban ki-moon says the united nations has received the application and is considering appropriate next steps. even if the application is accepted without hitch, it will take 60 days before the sanctions to kick in and to consider whether to take up the case. kristin saloomey, al jazeera the united nations. sultan abdalla serves as a second largest highway to mosul.
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air strikes on i.s.i.l. this time it's targeting the group's headquarters in syria but i.s.i.l. fighters still continue to make gains across syria and iraq even as united states steps up it's assault. it has executed nearly 2,000 people. now, i.s.i.l. controls land if more than a dozen provinces stretching from aleppo in syria down to baghdad in iraq. and the group continues to grow. the cia estimated over the summer that more than 30,000 foreign fighters have joined i.s.i.l. most came from arab countries like tunisia jordan and saudi arabia. some from russia. i.s.i.l. captured the largest oil field al omar, able to
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produce 75,000 barrels of oil every day. millions have fled more than 3 million have left syria a million each in lebanon and turkey. the u.s. continues to fight back with air strikes, more than 800 in iraq, 500 in syria. on the capital raqqa. including recapturing the critical mosul dam. that is a key site there in iraq. in the last few days be kurdish peshmerga forces, gain ground against i.s.i.l even then, david. >> basic e-basic services but in some parts of the country the taliban have their own power structures and court systems.
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jennifer glasse reports. >> reporter: a taliban court called into session in kunar province eastern afghanistan. three men are accused of using their fighter status to steal livestock from a neighboring district. >> translator: we question the criminals and the owners of the livestock. in the end it's been proven that these men are indeed criminals and thieves. >> they must pay a fine about $2,000 each and replace their the goats they tome. stole. the men's hair is cut off. the punishment is cut off immediately. that's the attraction of the taliban justice system. it can mediate, it is local and it's cheap unlike the government's system. the government refused to comment on the court system. >> there's corruption in knowledge approximate in the government courts and instead of
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solving the case they create more problems. that's why people come to the taliban court. >> reporter: convicted men are put on donkeys and put in the public share to be immediately shamed. they pay for this by collecting taxes from the people. >> we don't have a specific income like the government level like pakistan or any other government to get help or other financial support. we don't have a specific source except donations from people. >> they say their fight isn't just against foreigners. it's against anyone who opposes them including afghans who support the government. >> translator: we'll fight whoever tries to stop us. >> reporter: god is great they charnt. long life to the islamic regime and they say the fight won't end in afghanistan. they say they will travel around the world to help their muslim
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brothers wherever they are needed. jennifer glasse, al jazeera kabul. up next, perceptions about transgender people in america. plus the role that luck plays in whether or not you get cancer.
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>> the parents are a transgender teen who committed suicide over the weekend are speaking out. they say they're devastated and that they loved their child but a lot of people say the parents are clueless. paul beban reports. >> 16-year-old lee la was born joshua she killed herself by walking in front of the of a truck.
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the parents don't accept their child's gender identity and now supporters are having their say. it was still dark on a cold december morning when leila alcorn headed for a stroll. heading south along interstate 71. when a southbound tractor trailer came rolling by, leila stepped in front of it. that morning her mother wrote a statement, my beautiful son went for a walk and was hit by a truck. she set up her own suicide the note to post to the web automatically. the life i would have lived isn't worth living because i'm transgender. she wrote that since she was four years old she felt like a
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girl trapped in a boy's body but her family, quote wanted me to be their perfect little straight christian boy. her conservative mother and father had sent her to christian therapy, taking her out of school and keeping her off the media. calls to hot lines have soared. >> we noticed 80% of our e-mails that are coming in from people are around issues of gender identity. leila's story has really put a face to feeling that people have had for a very long time. >> leila's suicide note is a cry of desperation from an emotional targetar tick lal teen i live my life as a lonelier woman who hates herself, she wrote, there is no winning dmom way out.
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speaking of the child's desire to live as a woman the parents say we told him we loved him unconditionally, we loved him no matter what. some of leila's supporters aren't buying that support as un. angry messages, you're disgusting your daughter killed herself because of you. they have posted both of leila's parents' phone numbers online. her father said, we have no desire to enter into a political storm or debate with people who did not know him. >> at the same time, there is anger and anger at the situation i think is justified. what we do with that anger is the most important thing. we can turn it in a way that will help other people tar still struggling.
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>> leila ended her note as a me, the only way i will rest is if other transgender people are treated differently than i was. fix society please. leila's funeral was today. the family pastor said the service was moved after receiving threats. david, online petition for her chosen name to be placed on her head stone has received 60,000 signatures. >> har wrenching story. appreciate it. florida times union reports that duvall clay and baker counts have banned all courthouse weddings if same sex marriage becomes legal in florida the court clerk will be forced to issue licenses to gay people. there is a new theory about why some people get cancer.
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in many cases it's just bad luck. researchessers at johns hopkins say two-thirds of cancer types are caused by random mutations of cells. roxana saberi reports. >> reporter: smoking, eating too much and lifestyle most types of cancer has to do with less lifestyle and more bad luck. >> many people in oncology have speculated about and many believed for some time, and that is that some people can do everything we say you should do to prevent getting cancer yet you're still going to get cancer. >> our cells naturally divide and replicate themselves but sometimes mutate and become cancerous. 31 different tissue types including breast and prostate
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cells, and found they develop and produce cancer, a far greater number of cancers than do hereditary and environmental factors. they say those factors influence only about a third of cancer types. but some doctors caution this doesn't mean people shouldn't take care of their bodies. overexposure to sun can lead to skin cancer. >> people shouldn't take from had article i don't need to practice prevention. that is absolutely not true. people with bad do diet or physical activity have more likely clinically preventible preventible cancers. >> they conclude that health care experts should focus more on finding ways to detect those kinds of cancers at early curable stages. roxana saberi, al jazeera.
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>> up next communities with a higher minimum wage than if i recall rate, does it improve quality of life. the british invasion of music in the 1960s.
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>> al jazeera america presents >> somebody's telling lies... >> it looks nothing like him... >> pan am flight 103 explodes december 21st, 1988 was the right man convicted? >> so many people, at such a high level, had the stake in al-megrahi's guilt >> the most definitive look at this shocking crime
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>> the major difficulty for the prosecution that there was no evidence >> al jazeera america presents lockerbie part three: what really happened? >> hello everybody, this is al jazeera america. i'm david schuster in new york. just ahead. the uphill battle, to wage one of the lowest minimum wages in the country. detroit's next crisis, tens of thousands of homeowners are face facingfacing foreclosure this year. and after a down year at the box office. the new year is bringing a little more cheer for millions of workers. the minimum wage went up in many states today but not in georgia and wyoming where the minimum wage is the lowest in the
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country. robert ray reports, there are some activists in georgia pushing for change. >> reporter: on new year's day, the minimum wage went up in 20 states and in the district of columbia. >> i'm just making it, just getting by, you know what i'm saying? who wants to get by? >> this is a life changer and comes almost exactly a year after president obama called to raising the federal minimum to $10.10 an hour. >> today a mom or dad working full time on the minimum wage doesn't make enough to make ends meet. that's not right that's wrong. that's why it's long pastime to raise the minimum wage. >> the president's effort however is mired on capitol hill. but throughout 2015 three other states plus five major cities will be boosting the minimum and although many low wage workers will be getting a raise in 2015
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that is just not case in some spaitsstates especially here in georgia. state president of the labor council dewey mclane is trying to change that which would take the minimum wage up to $15 an hour in the peach state. it is right now $5.15. >> i would like to be put 20, but i'm already being called way out the box with 15. so this will start the conversation. >> according to mclane he has plenty of support from fellow democrats and will be working to convince republican lawmakers that the state's current rate is not high enough. >> the push back that i hear is that they're saying that we won't make as much profit. you know we'll be out of business. but i says you won't be out of business. you'll still make a profit. >> it may be 15 cents but 15 cents still goes a long way. >> that means everything to some people.
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according to a recent bureau of labor report, many are getting a pay raise the highest in the united states is state of washington, at $9.40. mean while congress and the white house continue to battle over the federal minimum wage which president obama warrants to be $10.10 an hour. robert ray, al jazeera atlanta. living wage higher than state minimum wage but a decade after it was enacted there are still questions about how much it has helped reduce poverty. andy gallagher reports from tsa santa fe. >> lunches at the cafe castro, lunches are always, salaries linked to the cost of things like food and accommodation. what officials like to call a living wage. >> thank you. was everything good?
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>> owner julia castro says it is a policy she's happy to follow. >> paying living wage to my employees is not going to affect my quality of life at all and i'm very proud to live in santa fe and the way it's treating people. >> when santa fe set its own minimum wage around $3 higher than the rest of the state many thought it was a risky move but the city's mayor says it's now part of a proud legacy. >> this is not a silver bullet. this is not going to help us regrow our plild class. we have to do-g middle class. we have to do more for not only our own community but people around the 61. >> al lucero is a businessman who recently sold a restaurant in part he says because of santa fe's wage laws. >> we've got to stop letting the government take over business, telling us what to do who to pay
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and what to pay, in order to retain the free society that we have. >> santa fe refers to itself as the city different but its minimum wage policies are now being copied across the u.s. there are 100 cities with similar laws aimed at reducing poverty. a decade after santa fe established its wage policies, warnings from people in the business community the economy didn't suffer overall. property rates particularly among hispanics remain high but now many can afford more for their families. andy gallagher santa fe, new mexico. the center for popular democracy, that organization has long been campaigning for increases in the minimum wage. tony good to have you in studio. we heard from that restaurant business owner who went out of business. he said at the state or federal level government needs to stop
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telling business what they should pay their employees. how do you respond that? >> i think really the fundamental question here is what kind of economy do we want? as we see as of january 1st 3.1 million workers are going to get a raise. that's going to drive an additional $1.6 billion during the covers 2015 into the economy through the addition of wages. wages circulating through small businesses going to the local grocery store going to the local gas shop, going to the pizza parlor that's what's going to keep our economy moving. >> what about the argument of the reporter, he wasn't arguing but he says it hasn't killed business, hasn't lifted up the economy, its impact may be a little bit more negligible than both sides would want to suggest. >> the argument that we haven't had an increase in the minimum wage for a very long time, the minimum wage real value hasn't increased since the late
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1960s. in terms of real dollar it's 23% less than it was in the late 1960s and that's fundamentally what's causing the effect to the economy, that working people don't have the wage to spend. >> in terms ever middle class workers whose wages have not kept up with productivity and extrapolate gains and whatnot? >> that's absolutely tool but one tool, one tactic that we have to make sure workers are earning a decent wage is to raise the floor for everyone. >> howb about the argument we can ds allow about the argument we can raise the floor but what about those who don't get work. >> the stipulated minimum wage, some states have a carve-out that pay tipped workers left. but california one of the biggest and most diverse state economies in the country has no tipped minimum wage and the restaurant association there is saying our jobs are growing at a faster rate in california than they are in other states.
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so really those arguments are bogus. in other words in the state where businesses are paying the high are minimum wage workers are doing better. >> you about the economy in california in general is doing better. >> but compared to new york which has a tipped wage carve-out, that you know we will have no additional impact. >> what do you make of all the states that are raising the minimum wage and where this is moving politically? because even though states are able to do this, in many cases at the state level federal government is not going anywhere. >> i think what you're seeing really is workers who are at the forefront of the movement, seattle and san francisco are now passing $15 minimum wages there is a fight for higher level of minimum wages across the country and that's driving the national consideration. the federal -- the democrats and republicans in congress are unable to pass minimum wage to increase and improve the lives of working americans so workers
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are taking it into their own hands and having these fights at the city and state levels. >> that seems to be what's happening politically in a lot of different issues and people realize, okay, nothing's done in washington and if you want to effect change you have to do it at the local level. >> that's right. >> you have had a lot of successes and congratulations to you. we appreciate you coming on. >> thank you very much david. >> good to have you. a new era to washington d.c, now boast chambers of congress will be dominated by republicans but will the gop use its new power to accomplish things or just thwart the president? morphone and libby casey has the political preview for 2015. >> libby as we ring in 2015 the president face a new political reality. senate and house controlled by republicans. on the face of it more gridlock
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and more acrimony. >> now that they control the senate there are some things the president will certainly veto, some the democrats will be able to block and the senate with the threat of a filibuster. but one of the top issues in january the keystone xl pipeline. >> mitch mcconnell says that's going to be the first expected to pass the house and senate. the president has been coy about it, hasn't said whether he would veto it or not. >> .things in the republican agenda the president would veto, like repealing the affordable care act or obamacare. also the medical device tax. it is not just congress that could influence the federal tax law, the supreme court is taking up a case a challenge to the federal subsidies that go to more than 4 million americans that help them pay for health care. >> another area there is no doubt the president would veto
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any attempt of the republicans to turn back his veto, they are going to try to turn it back but the question is how can they try to do it? they might need to wait until 2017 when there's a new president and hopefully a republican. >> the president's executive action on immigration is the power of the purse. watch for a battle over funding the department of homeland security. republicans may try oto use that as a way to stoop the president's agenda. >> libby, another area, republicans are going to be a lot more hawkish going to be pushing the president to get tough on assad putin and on on iran and the ongoing nuclear talk. >> and the i.s.i.l voiced concerns over the past months that a military campaign launched from the air may not be enough so you can bet we will see a fight between the president and congress over what
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the president wants the authorization for use of force. >> and one big date to circle on the calendar when it comes to a very controversial subject. reauthorization of the patriot act and all of the trorvel controversial sections tomlin. in the wake of the edward snowden revelations. june 1st they have got to come to a resolution reauthorizing those programs. an joan boehner has said no how no way that the house is going to be taking up any normalization or lifting the economic embargo that has been in place for 50 years. >> which requires the congress to act. >> absolutely. it likes like the next two years, gridlock in washington. >> but there could be some areas, taxes and trade many are saying the tax rate is too high for corporations. in terms of trade the president would love to see a deal with
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urine, an asian trade deal and republicans could get on board because traditionally they have been on board a trade deal. >> ever since nafta when another democratic president bill clinton, pushed that through congress. the next person to live in the white house is going to quickly take over all the debate and rhetoric in washington in 2015. if the congress and the president are going to come together they going to have a very small window to do it. >> and the senate is comprised of many who want to be living right here. ted cruz and rand paul taking shots at each other to emerge as a republican leader. >> two presidential candidates, bernie sanders the fire brand from vermont no doubt he's going
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to be running and elizabeth owens no doubt she may be considering it. >> mike viqueria and libby casey, thank you. detroit is facing a new financial challenge. the county that encompasses the entire city has been moving aggressively against thousands of homeowners who are behind in their property taxes. bisi onile-ere is in detroit with more. >> there are a number of factors for one, there are thousands of detroit residents who have simply fallen behind on their bills. but this is also the first time wayne county has foreclosed on every single property eligible for foreclosure. drive through detroit and you'll see foreclosure flows you'll find thriving neighborhoods of squatters. some like rosalind johnson
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living in homes they once owned. >> what were emotions you felt buying your first home? >> i was excited like a three-year-old, felt that sense of pride. >> johnson is 47 and unemployed. her house was sold at auction in october because she was more than $15,000 behind on property taxes. >> it's hard, not easy i was really upset about losing this big time but there's nothing i can do about it now so ... >> it is the same story for thousands of detroiters, another crisis looms. detroit is part of wayne county which has launched an aggressive campaign to foreclose on 64,000 properties. the owners owe more than $300 million in taxes. it is estimated that about one in seven residents could be affected.
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>> it is absolutely a crisis and i think it's a crisis that ten years ago we saw coming. >> michigan state representative rashida talib has pushed for reform. she says detroit can't afford to lose any more residents. >> it is important to keep them in their homes. this one shoe fits all approach, but look at individual families. >> this is future of all these foreclosed homes. >> that is what michelle o oberholtzer did. launching a campaign to help detroiters keep their holes buying back their homes for as little as $500 with no obligation to pay back taxes. >> truly represents a huge opportunity to have a clean slate. just like the city has gotten in many respects with this
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bankruptcy. >> the esthers nearly turned their backs on detroit. >> i'm so grateful, i look at everything different 90 because i went from i should stop caring making myself stop caring and being involved to now i'm ready to be -- ready to invest myself back in the community because i'm here, i'm here to stay and i know i am. >> the esthers say that many residents don't have access to information that may help them. johnson is one of them. she says the owners of her home are not facing her out yet but her days are numbered. >> i'd be blessed with something else if not like this one but something better, i ain't going to worry about it. >> michigan lawmakers have approved legislation that would give people more time to pay off property taxes and lower the interest rate on penalties. the governor is expected to sign the bills into law.
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the move is too late to help johnson but it could help keep tens of thousands of detroit families in their homes. detroit mayor mike duggan, part of his plan to remove blight in the city and to collect on lost revenue. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera detroit. >> up next: a big drop in movie goers in 2014. why millions of people have decided to stay on are their sow sofas.
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>> sequels and scandals are usually guaranteed box office booms but they were a bust for hollywood in 2014. ticket sales are down 5% and the number of tickets sold that was nearly a 20 year low. rob reynolds tells us what's ailing the movie business. >> reporter: bad news from the box office for the u.s. movie industry.
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2014 ticket sales in north america were down to their lowest level in two decades according to an estimate by the trade magazine the hollywood reporter. the number of tickets sold dropped approximately 6% over 2014 and overall box office revenue is expected to be $10.63 billion, a decline of 5%. hollywood's habit of endlessly recycling sequels of action movies of teend of teens and young adults caught up with it, all falling short of of their blockbuster predecessors. some feel that this will help hollywood improve its offering. >> you can't just slap a movie onto a comic book cover.
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i do feel the movies will get better as a result of audiences being more discriminating. >> the growing popularity of video on demand over the internet is also depressing movie sales. more people are getting the movie fix without getting up off the couch. hollywood is likely to lose its place, to china. rob reynolds, ledges, washington. >> 2014 saw protests across the country after white police officers in ferguson missouri and across the city were not indicted for deaths of unarmed black member. racial tensions across the country, including actor ethan hawk who talked to al jazeera. >> it is kind of shocking the
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variable divide in our country and how uncomfortable it still is to talk about. i think everybody wants it -- i think why people shed tears when obama is elected it feels like some racial divide is healing. we just feel that this must mean it's healing. and then something like the ferguson case happens and you're like well, there's still so much suffering, and so much dialogue happening in separate corners of the world. you know, this is just one small thing. i thought we'd left racial issues behind for class issues, and issues of environment issues of poverty. and you know, there's huge issues that are the next generation's issues. >> "talk to al jazeera" airs 9:30 eastern 6:30 pacific. is next we bring you a sound artist who helped bring to us many of the sounds we know by
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heart. he's worked with some of the most successful bands, from the beatles to the rolling stones. he told us the stones often showed up at the studio with nothing to record. >> as time went by and they became more successful and therefore, the time one would normally allow to write material was not really available to them. because they were working so hard to promote what they had previously done. they would find themselves booked into a studio without time to write. they would write inside the studio some of the time, that proved to be very successful for them it's quite expensive but it certainly worked very well for them and the proof is in the pudding of course. >> i gather your own regret is that your own boss decided not to sign the rolling stones. what was the reason? >> i was oyoung kid and i knew
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about the rolling stones and several other acts that i felt i could probably -- i would like to produce basically. and the guy that owned the studio didn't have much of a studio, i had no money and he owned a studio, i went to him and said do you think we could use the studio when it's not being used in down time and he agreed on the basis he would do all the business. the first act was the rolling stones and he actually never met them. i gave him the tapes that we'd recorded and he went off and took them to entirely the wrong people in the business and was unable to get them a job. they then took the tapes to andrew oldham and that was that, they went off with andrew oldham. >> the first thing that jumped out at me when i looked at your
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book it says waiting for keith you are smoking a cigarette and your hair is a little bit longer than it is now. >> one spent a long time waiting for keith. that was a comedic way of describing the photograph. >> he was always late or he was on his own time clock? >> he was always late, operated his own calendar completely. >> when you had met the beatles and they had administrator become superstars what was that like? >> they were huge obviously they were enormous and i was incredibly impressed by them along with the rest of us. that was a little bit nerve wracking to start with them on the first day but they put me at ease meet. they are just four guys it worked really well obviously with respect but they made me feel very comfortable and it was
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a joy to work with them in fact. >> beatles were notorious for teasing each other. did they tease you very much? >> john len non-couldnon could be historically funny actually. >> thank you so much for being on al jazeera america. we appreciate it. >> well thank you for asking me. bye-bye. >> up next, a look inside elvis presley's private jet which can be yours for a price.
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>> i'm joie chen i'm the host of america tonight, we're revolutionary because we're going back to doing best of storytelling. we have an ouportunity to really reach out and really talk to voices that we haven't heard before... i think al jazeera america is a watershed moment for american journalism >> if you're looking for trouble you came to the right plane. a pair of elvis presley's private planes are going on the auction block. lisa maria and hound dog two. though they're no longer able to fly. they have been on display in memphis for the past three decades. an offer to purchase several acres of graceland to show the
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jets. the alabama crimson tide lost to the ohio state buckeyes. who said the pac 10 conference is dead? i'm david schuster. al jazeera presents is next. three years ago al jazeera began investigating the conviction of abdel baset al-megrahi the only man found guilty of the bombing of pan-am flight 103 over lockerbie scotland. the result of the investiagtion was two films which cast grave doubt on the way the case against megrahi had been handled. as the 25th anniversary of the bombing approches, we're now shoing those two films on al jazeera america before revealing the resulsts of a third and final investigation.