>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. hard line. as congress debates the landmark iranian nuclear deal, the ayatollah goes on the offensive. >> we have not authorized negotiations in other areas and we will not negotiate with america. >> raising the rhetoric against the united states and israel. seeking shelter. >> i sleep on a bench in the evening.
overnight. >> and a solution to the america's growing homeless issue, the politics, the population and the people. >> raising the issue of sexual assault on campus, how one state is trying to make a difference. plus inside the revolution, the rise and fall of the black panthers. >> they started following the police around and policing the police and that's how the panthers again. >> we talk to famed documentary film maker stanley nelson about his riveting film. and we begin with a heated debate over the iran nuclear deal. iran's supreme leader said today his country will not negotiate with the u.s. on any other issues. in washington presidential candidates from both parties talked about the deal.
democrat hillary clinton made a case for it while republicans donald trump and ted cruz talked against it. inside the capital, a way to move forward with a resolution rejecting the agreement now that the senate democrats say they have the votes to block it. mike viqueria is in washington with that, mike. >> reporter: good evening, john. when congress began its six week recess nobody knew how it was going to break. but first full day back on the job it's clear that democrats are unified while republicans are divided. took on the air of political theater as republicans struggle to get around president obama's solid democratic front and his near certain victory in the coming days. when it comes to the vote in congress it may all be over but the shouting. >> this deal with iran is a disaster.
>> but now it's a hot button in the presidential race. the campaign led straight to the capital steps. >> we are led by very, very stupid people. >> republican contendedder joined forces with a rival, conservative candidate ted cruz. >> if iran gets a nuclear weapon, the single greatest risk is they would take that nuclear weapon they would put it in a ship anywhere in the atlantic and fire it up straight into the air. >> but they weren't the only presidential concerned to weighg in. hillary clinton. >> we will be blamed, not the iranians. >> inside the capital, republicans are in disarray. though not one has come out in support of the deal. they're divide oaferreed over tw
to bring it down. bill to prevent president obama from lifting sanctions on iran. the white house and the iaea have repeatedly said that's a misleading campaign. emerging from a closed door meeting, republican john boehner, house speaker, tried to put a spin on it. >> i think president obama has lost this debate. >> rank and file is likely to go nowhere. president obama has enough commitments from senate democrats to turn back the gop effort and likely enough for a filibuster stopping a direct vote on the deal from happening at all. even though, the administration is taking no chances. secretary of state john kerry made another trip to the capital meeting behind closed doors with senate democrats. >> we hope that the senate will move rapidly to do the business
of our country. not of a party but the business of our nation. >> though their cause may be lost for now, opponents at the capital rally hope to bring a new precedent and money to the deal. >> flexibility to a power that is the single greatest destabilizing factor in the middle east and we deserve a much brighter future of peace and prosperity. >> reporter: john this could be put to bed by the end of the week. september 17th is the deadline, if the congress doesn't act at all or if they fail to disapprove the deal that president obama has struck with iran the deal goes into effect on that day. john. >> all right mike thank you. and more now on the controversial comments from iran's supreme leader. he said iran will not allow any more negotiation considers with the u.s. the ayatollah post they had on his website and twitter.
he said talks over iran's nuclear program will not expand to other issues. he also used a favorite phrase much iranian hard liners calling the u.s. the great satan, and while not speaking directly, saying israel will not exist in the next 25 years. in washington tonight, greg what's the motivation here? >> i think the supreme leader in iran is trying to reassure his hard-line base. he has a lot of people who are very concerned. they have been demonizing the united states for 36 years. now all of a sudden he's making a deal on a very sensitive subject. so he's telling them, look, it's just the nuclear deal. it's going to bring us benefit. but we still are at odds with the united states. we're still saying the same sort of things about israel. that rhetoric is not changing. so it's a limited deal on a nuclear issue. >> let me just go to the
comments about israel. anything in particular that surprised you about what he said about israel today? i mean it's been said in worse terms before. >> right, i mean most often we heard this from president ahmadinejad, the previous president. but the supreme leader khamenei has said these words that israel won't exist. the harsher phrasing, israel will be wiped off the map. he didn't threaten any kind of nuclear attack of course, but he wanted to shows that they were still using that same rhetoric, our foreign policy isn't changing so calm down. he is facing opposition and i think you'll see a pretty spirited discussion in the iranian parliament, as much as we talk about the u.s. >> why is that? >> we have a lot of hard liners over there that don't like this
deal, ali larajani just a few days ago, i have a lot of people who don't like this deal in the parliament. they are going to have a robust debate. now, the parliament in iran can't block it or decide this issue, the supreme leader is the person who will do that but there is going to be robust discussion and opposition the same way you have a pretty robust discussion going on here in the united states. >> considering president rouhani says they are potentially willing to hold talks on syria, what does that say about the president and the supreme leader? >> you have differences in iran and i'm sure rouhani tends to be more open on these things. the supreme leader is pretty consistently hard-line and i would take him at his word, what he said today, no more negotiations. the parliament leader said also,
don't expect too much, you might expect some economic reforms or social or political reforms, that iran was willing to open up to united states in other ways. he is very much a conservative. rouhani is open for many things but he is facing the hard liners, there are a lot of divisions in iran and nobody is willing to go out on a limb and say this is going to be a a completely differently avenue that we're going to take. >> greg thank you for the insight, we appreciate it. the refugee crises facing europe, the head of the european commission made an impassioned plea today, taking care of the hundreds of thousands of refugees that have arrived this year. not everyone is on board with the plan. jacky rowland has more from strassburg.
>> another weary groupe group as being greece and macedonia. for the commission president the task ahead is clear: he needs to sell it to politicians and people across europe. >> 160,000, that's the number, europeans have to take in and has to take in and i really hope that this time, everyone will be on board. no rhetoric, action is what is needed in the time being. >> reporter: germany would take in 30,000 refugees, the
german government is pushing hard for other countries to seven their quotas. for its part france said it will take 24,000 refugees. in a symbolic gesture, it's already welcomed a small group that came across the border from germany. but for their part they say the government is suggesting illegal immigration. >> translator: to propose, seven million people out of work is to spit in the face et cetera of the french unemployed. >> reporter: it's a debate that's testing to the limits the idea of european unity. there's a lot of hostility in eastern europe to these compulsory quotas. and far right argues that an influx from the middle east and africa will change the character of europe forever. but not everyone will be allowed to claim asylum. these new rival arrivals, for e,
in spain will possibly be considered economic refugees not simply refugees. jacky rowland, al jazeera, strassburg. two german newspapers today printed guides in arabic, map, locations of refusing centers throughout berlin. germany says it expects to take in 800,000 asylum seekers just this year. the u.s. faces criticism for not taking more people in but secretary of state john kerry says that is about to change. >> we are committed to increasing the number of refugees that we take. and we are looking hard at the number that we can specifically manage with respect to the crisis in syria and europe in their migration today. but that's being vetted fully
right now and i think at the appropriate time we'll have a better sense of exactly what that number can be. >> the administration points out the u.s. has already pledged $4 billion in humanitarian aid, more than any other country. a washington state prosecutor says there will be no charges filed against three police officers who shot and killed a migrant worker who was throwing rocks. antonio zambrano was killed during a police confrontation in february. his family is outrage. sabrina register has the story. sabrina. >> shot and killed by police just a few bcks from here in pasco. the prosecutor announced his decision whether to file charges against the prosecutor. announced he would not file charges against the three pasco,
washington police officers who killed migrant worker antonio zambrano montez on friday. police dash and cell phone video from bystanders captured the moment he was shot by police, fired therapist tolls. protests in the weeks and months after the shooting started large, but eventually quieted down. for the last two months weekly releases from the prosecutor's office have shed new light on what happened. a toxicology report shows he was likely high on meth, the bullets struck zambrano on the back of the leg and shoulders.
>> not considering the 17 shots on one individual. >> last week a second lawsuit was filed against the city of pasco and others involved in the shooting. zambrano's wife and two children are asking for $220 million. his brothers are asking for $4.8 million in federal court. >> i don't care what the consequences are, when it's based on sound judgment, if we don't like the law, i guess that's something we can petition to change. >> the legislation gives the officers pretty much how they can decide how and when they will take your life. >> officers should not be held accountable for zambrano's death according to the prosecutor. because he is deciding not to file charges, we reached out to the coroner and he says he is
moving forward with an inquest. he's trying to find out a location for that inquest. also i want to mention john the pasco police department is conducting an internal investigation, they have not made any decisions whether officers will be hired back on the force and it will only be two of those officers. one of those officers actually resigned last month he is out of law enforcement john. >> sabrina, how long has it taken the prosecutor to make this decision? >> reporter: well, the shooting occurred back in february. it's taken several months. i will add that a special investigation took place. this was outside agencies along with the fbi. he said he was actually truss traited with howk it toofrustrat took. they interviewed as many as 50 eyewitnesses, so many people who were rolling with their cell
phones, taking video moments before the shooting. we all have seen the shooting, it's been out on social media for months now. >> thank you sabrina. next on the show, homeless in new york, strain between the police and the mayor. and the fate of planned parenthood, the debate in congress about cutting off the organization's federal funding.
>> in phoenix, authorities are investigating what may be the 10th shooting on the city's freeways in the past two weeks. many have happened near the same spot on the busy interstate, 10 freeway in the heart of the city. no one has been hurt seriously but the department of transportation calling the shootings domestic terrorism. this year the two biggest cities in the u.s. have been struggling with the number of homeless people. anyone in new york or downtown los angeles can testify to the problem. leaders in both cities are beginning to respond but their answer he aren't satisfying everywhere. on this wall in los angeles the mural tells the story. l.a.'s skid row has one dubious distinction: the highest concentration of homeless people in the united states, nearly
2,000 are encamped in a 50-block area. >> you have these missions that's down here and you go up in them, you have beds that's dirty and flassit and nasty andt come out of them with a bed bug. >> thousands of people like john live in the streets. >> i sleep on a bench in the evening overnight. >> he has to sleep uprate a on a bench when until the parks open and then he can lay down on the grass and go to sleep. >> a rise in homeless people compared to a few years ago. those numbers backed up by the city's police commissioner. >> it's reached a tipping point, to use that term. they became more visible this summer. >> it's that visibility that's created a backlash from voters and politicians.
former mayor rudy giuliani without naming deblasio, the progressive view that people have the right to live on the sidewalk is not only legally devoid of any merit but is iindecent and meritless. blaming the predecessors rather than his own policies. >> this is a historic problem decades old. it has gotten worse as the economy has squeezed people more and the cost of housing has gotten sky high. >> the number of homeless has hit 58,000. >> it's beginning to feel like the '80s and late '90s. then everyone agreed that homelessness was out of control. >> about 50,000 live on the
streets. half of them have mental problems. >> about 2% scare the heck out of everybody. >> new york and los angeles have announced crack downs on homeless encampments despite strong opposition. >> what is an encampment? they don't have anything over their heads. >> the nypd is trying to be compassionate. but notes the homeless cannot be simply ushered away or criminalized. >> the people sitting on the sidewalk with a sign, hungry, i need help, et cetera, there is really no legal way we can deal with that person unless they create fear or intimidation. >> ninicky johnson houston was homeless at one time. thousand she's an advocate.
>> thanks for having me john. >> what do you think what former mayor giuliani says? >> i disagree with him. this is a societal problem. we haven't become morally outraged enough to say this is unacceptable we are going to this problem. >> you've heard the criticism of mayor deblasio. what do you say to that? >> i think that's possibly unfair. the reality is this is probably something that's not happened in the last 18 months, it's happened over the last few decades and honestly, homelessness doesn't happen in a vacuum. people experiencing this and just making it, that puts them on the street. >> what do you think what's happening in new york city and l.a., are there more homeless on the street? >> i think there are more homeless on the street. many people who are homeless may not necessarily be street
homeless that we're seeing on the streets but they are people who are sleeping on couches and on floors and there's not affordable housing in a place like new york. >> talk about homeless children, you were homeless at the age of nine, your mom was a single mom. how does that happen to a family explain? >> it is a family that's barely making it part of the working poor don't have the skills you need to be competitive in this environment. and like i said something bad happens to you and you go from working poor to being homeless. >> any city in the united states really you run into the homeless on the street. >> absolutely. >> when you see people like that what goes through your head? >> that used to be me. >> really? >> yes. so in my mind, i don't necessarily differentiate between me and the person that i see on the street. i just thank god that i was given the right resources and the opportunity to have an education. so i'm further along in my
journey but i was that dirty kid that people walked past on the street. >> and what about those people who walked past, like myself and others, who walk past every day, what needs to change in their head in your opinion? >> i think you need to see that they're people, people who have hopes and dreams, somewhere along the way things went wrong for them but you can hold your politicians accountable. there has to be a consequence for not taking care of the homeless on the street. >> well, the mayor in new york blames this on the recession. is it the recession's part? >> part of it is economics but part of it is we don't have the political will. there is a lot of victim-blaming when it comes to the homeless. it wasn't my fault i was homeless. a third of the homeless out there are veterans, people who served our country. >> and mentally ill. >> and mentally ill. >> what can the country do to
address that problem. >> we need a policy for mental health. you emptied out 20, 30 years ago you empty out all of the mental institutions so there isn't a place for them to go. there are people who are not in their right minds but one of the things you can do is provide housing, housing first and then wrap around services. >> tell me, what would you tell people on the street that you run into when you walk out our studio? >> what would i say to them is do not -- what i would say to them is don't lose the opportunity, when you get the opportunity to get help take advantage of it. >> some of them don't. >> some of them don't have mental health, they're not in the place to say yes. but part of them don't trust the system, not all the shelters are appealing or hospitable, they're dirty and have bed bugs. some people want to take the chances on the streets. we need to give them the dignity
of having a place to live. >> nicki, thank you for coming. >> thank you for having me. >> one place in kentucky grabbed the headlines, not the only place we found turning away gay couples. and college campuses what state legislatures have done this spring to try to ease student fears. that's coming up.
>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. marriage bamen battle ground. it's not just kim davis, in kentucky. other clerks are not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. >> republicans begin hearings into what they call horrific practices by planned parenthood. how likely are they to succeed in cutting off government funding? plus the black panthers. >> free hughie. >> we'll talk to the director of a stunning new documentary about race poverty and the police that's all too relevant today. and we begin this half hour with
the battle over same sex marriage. first it played out in the u.s. supreme court. now it's front and center in a small kentucky town. a clerk named kim day davis was jailed for refusing to issue licenses to same sex couples. she's out today but john terret has the story. john. >> that's right. john, good evening, you're absolutely right. kim davis is not the only story. there are two county clerks in the state of active who right at this moment are refusing to issue marriage licenses. why is mor moorehead the centerf the controversy? moorehead kentucky some there's no sign of kim davis who just spent her first night at home in six days but mark from san
francisco is here with boyfriend allen, they're looking to get a marriage license in rowan county because they can. >> now we can get married everywhere. if i wanted to get married in rowan count, we will get married there. >> even if the boss tells her not to, vown not the only county county. there are none at alt in casey county but only in moorehead is there a thriving lgbt community. alliance based at the local university, moorehead state. >> i chose moorehead state because it's close to home and you can find your home here and i've found my home with alliance. >> not elsewhere in this part of the country where lgbt issues are generally brushed under the
carpet. >> most people's views of the lgbt community especially in this town is kind of like you know, we don't talk about it, don't pay it no mind, you know, but there is really a sparking community there. it's just that i think this incident kind of gave everyone a chance to really come together. >> reporter: but there's evidence attitudes towards same sex marriage are changing. still a majority but down from 73% in a 2004 vote, to ban gay marriage. the davis affair has split the local community and brought it together all at the same time. >> people who are having such strong religious backgrounds and have such a conservative take on things are being forced to see their neighbors, their friends and their family coming out in support of this and having to like judge am i in the wrong or am i -- where do i play into this? >> reporter: though for now, the face of this debate remains
kim davis. in many ways what happens next here is in her hands. and two footnotes for you john, in whitley county she also says no one has come in asking for a marriage license who is a same sex couple. and the $80,000 that kim davis gets paid here, it will be paid to her despite her six days in prison. she won't have her pay docked. the reason, the elected officials in kentucky, if they take too much the voters will cast them out at the next election. john. >> john terret, in kentucky, thank you. one step closer to allowing end of life people to take their own life.
brittany maynard moved from california to oregon so she could take her own life. a shortage of lethal drugs have prevented executions in arkansas for the last decade. but the state's governor says that's about to end. a double execution is scheduled for next month and more prisoners will be put to death soon after the state's attorney general says inmate appeals have been now exhausted and there are now enough lethal drugs to perform those executions. on capitol hill, house republicans are trying to defund planned parenthood. accusing the organization of selling aborted fetal tissue. lisa stark is in washington with that. >> reporter: john, democrats called the hearing one-sided,
saying its only purpose was to smear planned parenthood. which was not even asked to testify by the republican majority. but gop law makeers say they have every right to investigate a group they claim may be violating federal law. the hearing quickly split along partisan lines, republicans denouncing planned parenthood in the wake of undercover footage that appeared to show the group illegally profiting from the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses. >> there is no question that the videos are deeply disturbing at a human level. >> democrats defended the organization which provides health care and reproductive services to 2.7 million patients a year. >> let's be clear. the entire premise of today's hearing is based on viral videos that have been dissected debunked and discredited. >> not only the videos but on the ethics of abortion itself.
>> i know many of you will hold to the standard line and try the cloak this in the freedom of choice. but i beg you to ask yourself what is so liberating about brutally and painfully dismembering babies? >> this is a long plan to discredit planned parenthood and other abortion providers. it is a way to discredit abortion. >> two women who survived their mother's attempts ohave abortions. >> i deserve the same right to life, the same equal protection under the law as each and every one of you yet we live in a time when not only do such protections do not exist but my and your tax dollars have gone to an organization that has perfected something which aims to end my life. >> by law, federal money cannot
be used for most abortion services except in case et cetera of rape in incest. >> this discussion is far from over. the head of the judiciary committee plans more hearings into planned parenthood, and at least one republican senator ted cruz has threatened a government shutdown unless the group's federal funds are cut off. planned parenthood insists it has done nothing legal and calls today's hearing theater at its best. the chance for abortion opponents to promote their agenda. john. >> all right, lisa stark, thanks. also in washington today the
environmental protection agency came under fire for last month's tomorrowic spill into a colorado river. are are courtney kealclowrntsco. >> on august 5th near silverton, colorado, the negligent actions of the epa caused over 3 million gallons of toxic water to cascade out of a mine that had been closed for almost 100 years. this event turned the anamas river orange and polluted a 300 mile stretch of water. >> mccarthy said more than once, her agency took full responsibility for the spill. but her absence created a target for lamar smith. >> had the epa like an ordinary prudent person this whole incident could have been
avoided. >> left to defend the agency, was assistant secretary stanislas. >> we will look at that. >> as well as the navajo nation and while the epa has admitted one of its crews mistakenly misy caused the disaster. >> epa demonstrated a complete lack of rg transparency. >> the scale of the spill has amplified the epa's failure. aaroerin brockovich observed the
results. >> they don't have the results of what's really coming through their river. >> some navajo irrigation systems remain shut until results of the tribe's own tests come in. >> you can smell death in that river and that's not good. >> courtney kealy, al jazeera. >> the former president of united airlines, while not accused of any wrongdoing, the scandal is causing unwanted headaches for the new jersey governor and presidential candidate chris christie. david schuster explains why. >> in the midst of a struggling presidential campaign it's not kind of news chris christie needs. one of his closest friends and
political allies is embroiled in a federal criminal probe. david sampson is investigated over a deal he made with united airlines. on tuesday, smisek and two other executives resigned over allegations the airline reinstituted a money-losing route, because the columbia airport was close to sampson's vacation home. the agency overseeing newark airport where united nations wag better register deals. last year when an investigation revealed that some christie aids had work with the port authority to deliberately close lanes ton bridge, sampson stepped down. days later, united which never got the favorable terms it
wanted at newark ended the direct flights to south carolina. there is no accusation chris christie did anything wrong or even knew about his friend's dealings with united. still the investigation could complicate the governor's presidential bid by underscoring the accusations of cronyism that have dogged his administration. bridget ann kelly, bill boroney and david wystein. christie has been quick to distance himself with this. >> i had no knowledge of its planning or execution and i'm stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here. >> reporter: but david sampson the man at the heart of the airport trove with united has remained one of governor christie's carloseschristie's c.
david schuster, al jazeera. "america tonight's" lori jane gliha has this story. >> reporter: everything in morgan harrington's room, her drawings, photographs, even the posters on her bedroom wall are still right where she left them in 2009. >> she was a lot of fun. she really was. >> the 20-year-old, artist who wanted to be a teacher, disappeared after attending a metallica concert at the john paul jones arena. 101 days would pass before morgan's bones were found in a farmer's field. her mother believed she was
raped and murdered. >> when i was told, we could find something forensics from another body something reared up and i wanted to do everything in my power to stop that. >> reporter: she turned her grief into activism. with her husband she started the save the next girl foundation, pushing with new legislation to deal with sexual assault. but it would take another five years and another tragedy before virginia law americas would focus their attention on college campuses. the death of hannah graham allowed her death to slowly unravel in 20 14. jesse matthew, a person never
convicted, the fact that he was able to remain on the loose for several years, caused dick black to develop the hannah graham bill. >> what i wanted to did is i wanted a law enforcement approach that if you had a rape that it would be reported to law enforcement, and they would put it through channels just like they would with the victim of a rape, whether it -- wherever it occurred. >> on july 1st, several new laws went into effect. one expands how and when law enforcement can gather dna from a suspect. another requires schools to report a student's involvement in a sexual assault investigation on their transcript. jill harrington takes some
comfort believing it's possible thee new laws could save someone else and that they're in place just in time for start of the school year in virginia. >> so lori jane, what's the status of jesse matthew and is he expected to be charged in morgan harrington's case? >> john, he is facing charges in the murder of hannah graham and that trial's expected to happen next year. but as far as morgan harrington goes, he has not been charged in that case. his dna was found on her tee shirt but at this point he has not been charged if her case. >> how is that different from title 9? >> the laws in effect prompt schools to report cases. so basically what this law does that's different is it inserts a
law enforcement officers onto one of those school committees so if that police officer then believes that what's being discussed elevates to a level of felony sex crime, he's obligated to report that up the chain of command through law enforcement. >> thank you very much, lori jane's report can be seen more on "america tonight." up next, the black panthers. i talked to director stanley nelson about his new film and a movement that helped change race relations in america.
>> apple unveiled some of its latest tech toys today. ceo tim cook showed the apple tv but the new iphone, an upgraded camera and a new feature called 3d touch. finding a common solution to the european refugee crisis may be easier said than done. antonio mora is here. antonio. >> agreeing to quotas on how many refugees will take in but his message is falling on deaf
ears in many of those countries. some are already working to keep those refugees out. germany has agreed to take in hundreds of thousands. earlier i spoke to the german ambassador to the u.s. to discuss the controversy that threatens uunity. >> those countries that are maybe less economically strong and they all have their domestic politics, that is the bottom line, we have to agree in the end to a fair distribution of all the refugees in europe. >> in our next hour a closer look at the debate over imposing quotas on umember states and when the u.s. is planning to do on it . >> antonio thank you very much. there's a direct line from the civil rights movement of the 1960s to today's calls for justice and change by many african americans. the black panthers is part of that link.
a new documentary describes the group's rise and its legacy. directed by stanley nelz, i asked him why he decided to make the film. >> there's more than one answer to that question. so one ask long time ago as a 15-year-old, the panthers came into being. i was living in new york city and they just intrigued me like they intrigued so many other people. all of a sudden here were these people who were you know walking around with a clenched fist and were very aggressive, so cool, big afros, sunglasses. i was 15 and i thought wow who are these people? >> what did you want to tell america about the black panthers in your film? >> when i started making the film, there was a whole different story that emerged. i felt the story hadn't been told, the black panther
movement, how young they were, how they were infiltrated by the government, how they were attacked by j. edgar hoover, that whole story had not been told but also it was such a sexy story. there was this whole look we hadn't seen before. >> free hughie. >> free hughie. >> and then it dpins t begins tn and the black panthers changed the dynamic when hughie newton and bobby seale organized the movement with guns. how did that change the movement? >> you have to look at it all as the movement but this is another side of the movement. the panthers were very aggressive, came out of oakland, california and there was a law in california that said you could carry a loaded weapon in the open as long as it was in the open. and they started following the police around and policing the
police. and that's how the panthers began. so it was kind of the real opposite of the nonviolent civil rights movement. and in some ways you know, the pan terse made peoplpanthers mae gravitate to martin luther king. oh maybe martin luther king isn't so bad. >> how does this link to the black lives matter movement that sprug up and the reaction to shootings and killings all over america? >> the film is just so relevant today. when we started the film seven years ago, we thought it had a lot of relevance but it doesn't have near as much relevance as it has today. >> why? >> because the panther movement started as a way to get rid of police violence. the same thing 50 years ago as today. better housing, better schools,
all of those things are things we are talking about today. >> how is it that we're still talking about that today so many years after the black parch thers? panthers? >> those problems were never solved so they're still there. they might have been kind of buried for a little while but the problems are still there. and we're right back now talking about it. i think if there's anything good that can come of what's happened in the last year, year and a half, it's that we are talking about it. there are young people who are engaged in a way that they weren't two years ago. and that's always a good thing i think to have young people who are involved and engaged. >> what do you want people to take away from your film? >> i want them to take away that the panthers were young, that three were teenagers and that they came out of nowhere and started this movement and you know right or wrong good or bad it's something that we're talking about 50 years later. >> the film is called black
>> refugee solidarity. >> no courage, no rhetoric, action is what is needed for the time being. >> the presidential of the european commission demands action making an emergency appeal for european countries to take in 160,000 refugees. refugee rejection. >> this is an unprecedented influx of refugees. and the european union