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an entire people to where they're going. thanks for joining me, i'll see you next time. i'm ray suarez. this is al jazeera america lye from new york city. i'm tony harris convicted in iran growing outrage over the guilty verdict for reporter. and an international delegate calls off a trip to the middle east because of growing violence. and the growing movement to protest columbus day. ♪
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the united states calling for the immediate release of jason resigh i don't know, who is facing up to 20 years in an iranian prison after being convicted on espionage charges. the state department says it has not seen an official confirmation, but is calling on iran to drop the charges and release jason immediately. lisa stark has more reaction from washington. >> reporter: tony some of jason's supporters say they have been bracing for an outcome like this, given his lengthy detention and the trial which was held in secret. jason's conviction was announced by iranian state television, which said simply there had been
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a verdict and that an appeal was possible. jason, an iron american journal list in the tehran journalist for the "washington post," has cased a secret trial for espionage and other crimes. his brother calls the trial quote: at the "washington post," foreign editor called the conviction appalling and outrageous. >> this comes after 15 months of detention, months without access to a lawyer, a sham trial, two more months of waiting and now this verdict without ever any indication of what it was iran believes jason did. >> the post said it will file an appeal, but knows that will make little difference. >> none of this have hope this will be resolved in the courts. it will be resolved at the
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political level by iran's senior leaders. >> reporter: jason's wife and mother went to iran's revolutionary court monday to try to learn details about the verdict. they were turned away. told no translator was available. jason and his wife were both arrested in their tehran home in the middle of the night in july 2014. she was released on bail. he has now been in prison for 447 days, longer than the americans held during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. the u.s. negotiated a deal over nuclear arms this summer, the fate of jason and other americans held in iranian prisons was repeatedly brought up on the sideline, without any resolution.
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the state department said: many believe jason has become a upon in the battle between hard liners in iran and those more open to the west. >> i think jason has been caught in the collision of much larger forces inside iran. >> reporter: forces that have not budged, despite appeals from jason's family, condemnation by the united nations, and governments worldwide. and there's some belief that he is also being used as a bargaining chip. the president of iran has mentioned that perhaps there could be a prisoner exchange. the u.s. would free some iranian citizens held here, jason and some others would be sent back to the u.s., but there is no indication anything like that is in the works.
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>> beyond possible prisoner swap is there any other way the u.s. us could persuade iran to release jason. >> reporter: many felt the best chance was over negotiations with the nuclear deal. what the "washington post" would like to see is more anger at the top of the u.s. government and calls for his relief, and they are calling on businesses saying they should raise their voices and say this is unacceptable. >> okay. lisa in washington for us. along with jason three other americans are still in iran. they are retired fbi agent, who disappeared in 2007. his family says he was there on a secret mission for the cia. a former u.s. marine was arrested in 2011 when he traveled to iran to visit his grandmother. he is serving a ten year sentence. a pastor in 2013 was sentenced
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to eight years in prison for establishing christian home churches in iran. coming up in about 15 minute's time we will speak with not one but two other journalists who have been jailed in iran. they join us live. . a delegation of peace envoy is called uf to the middle east because of the escalating violence between the israelis and palestinian. confrontations broke out hours after the funeral of a palestinian funeral shot the day before. 27 palestinian have been killed and four israelis in a two-week period now. andrew simmons with more. >> reporter: this is the ugly reality of what is happening here. a young palestinian shot by police who said he has just been part of a random stabbing attack. in the background, a crowd
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goating on the police, one man is shouting shoot him in the head. the teenage is in hospital with serious injuries, along with the two israeli victims. police say they shot dead his accomplice, another palestinian teenager. this is one of a trail of knife attacks and police shootings. monday was one of the darkest days in occupied east jerusalem since this crisis began. it started with a 17-year-old man shot dead. police say he tried to stab a border policeman. and later a 17 year schoolgirl is shot and injured. police say she stabbed an officer. israeli prime minister called it all knife terror. he said tougher measures against offenders including minimum jail sentences for stone throwers will be part of the fight back. >> translator: we are fighting on all of the fronts, we added
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forces all over the country. we are taking responsibility on ourselves, destroying terrorists' houses, wiping out the people who are againstus and the islamic movement. we are fighting against the molotov cocktails and the stones, and taking revenge for the people who have been killed. i expect the support of the opposition party in these actions and in establishing the law against this wave of terror. >> reporter: israel's opposition accuse netenyahu of failing to take control. and another attack, this time police say a palestinian stabbed and wounded a soldier on a bus in west jerusalem. according to the police, he tried to get the soldier's gun and civilians grappled with him. the bus stopped and police boarded opening fire and killing the palestinian. this isn't about suicide attackers, or car bombs, it
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could be anybody. with a grudge, short notice, pulling a knife, crude random violence. >> reporter: and there is another fear one that is just as deep set. questions over the tougher measures police are using increase. palestinian leaders believe the police are using summary justice killing before considering any alternatives. no one is sure how or when this cycle of violence will end. andrew simmons, al jazeera, west jerusalem. the prokurdish opposition party is considering canceling election rallies without of respect for the victims of saturday's twin suicide bombings. people chanted against the government for failing to protect them. up to 97 people were killed in the blast. the turkish government says it is close to identifying the people behind the attacks.
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and believe isil is responsible. mohammed jamjoom spoke with some of the relatives of the victims. >> reporter: you can see it in their faces. you can hear it in their sighs. with each passing hour, sadness deepens. with every passing day, presentment grows. >> translator: in the heart of the capital, and these explosions occur? this just raises so many questions. >> reporter: since the attacks near the main train station on saturday, two of this man's nieces have been missing. the one on right was the mother of two. he and his relatives are as angry as they are sad. >> translator: how can anyone say there is no security weakness when it comes to the situation. how do these people bring the
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bombs here? how do they enter the square in how do they detonate the bombs? >> as questions pile up, satisfaction answers have yet to be found. these tenths were set up to accommodate families of the victims. they have donated dna to help identify their relatives. this woman had been working the fields in her village when she heard the news. >> translator: my daughter came here for a peace rally. did she have a gun in her hand? no, she just came to ask for peace. >> reporter: like many other kurds, she accuses the government of treating her like a second-class citizen. >> translator: i have been here for the last three days, i have gotten no information whatsoever. is my daughter dead or alive?
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if she is dead show me her body. show me my flesh and brood. no one is helping. >> reporter: it's clear more and more of the kurdish population feels aggrieved and targeted. >> translator: we lived together for 1,000 years, how come today they call us separatists. we are asking for peace and peace only. >> reporter: that so many people were killed at a rally calling for peace only makes it that much more severe. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera. russian officials say they foiled an attack in moscow. several men were detained during a raid yesterday who were allegedly trained in syria by isil. counter terrorism officials found a homemade bomb containing more than ten pounds of explosives. the syrian army says it is
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regaining territory thanks to russian air strikes. russian jets joined in multiple attacks over the weekends. while the u.s. dropped small arm ammunition to anti-isil fighters. >> reporter: syria's kurds have been the most effective fighting force against isil on the ground. much of the northeast areas along the border with turkey are now under their control. they have been fighting alongside some arab groups and an asyrian christian group. that alliance has now been formalized. they call themselves the democratic forces of syria. >> after the russian intervention, the fighters and air strikes in syria, so now the situation is changing very quickly, so this force is made up -- this kind of -- we can't say unification on the ground.
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>> reporter: the new group says it's role will be to fight isil and push for a democratic and secular syria. it's a leaders say they have the backing of the u.s. and russia. the announcement was made days of the u.s. said it was abandoning plans to train some of the rebel forces and provide weapons to commanders who have already been vetted. the u.s. has already worked with brigades who are part of the democratic forces of syria. russia hasn't shied away from saying it is targeting opposition groups apart from isil. among the groups coming under fire are conservative brigades like al-nusra front, and they are not part of the new alliance, and are not supported by the u.s., now russia says it is ready to cooperate with the u.s.-lead coalition
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>> reporter: the democratic forces of syria is not a new force. it is an existing one supported by the u.s. coalition, but now has a kurdish and arab face. the united states eight presidential candidates are breaking away from partisan disagreement today and attending a no-labels rally. jonathan betz went to the convention to see how the contenders fared. >> reporter: it's called speed dating with presidential hopefuls. one by one, they appeared after a highly sought after crowd, a thousand undecided voters including ron. you could hear them on television, why did you want to be here in person?
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>> because it's my responsibility as a citizen to make my voice heard, and i want to be here to make things happen, and let the candidates know that people are watching. >> reporter: eight presidential candidates three democrats, five republicans, most fielding questions from the audience. >> within your first 100 days of office, which by partizan restaurant would you take john boehner to or, you know, whoever? [ laughter ] >> i didn't know that restaurants are partisan. i thought that food and alcohol in fact were decidedly non-partisan. >> reporter: the gathering was thrown by the group no labels. bernie sanders and republican donald trump spoke to the same group for the first time organizers say. >> let's treat each other civilly, respectfully and let's not try to demonize people w
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who -- have disagreement. >> i don't think you are a friend to woman. how -- [ cheers and applause ] >> i respect woman. i love woman. i cherish women. >> he was the only one to hear both cheers and boos. organizers say they are bringing opposites together hoping to find a middle ground. >> we're as angry as anyone else in america about how our government in washington is not fixing america's problems. >> reporter: like many ron arrived angry, yet after sitting for hours and hearing dozens of speeches from candidates and others, he leaves new hampshire as he arrived, undecided. and tomorrow night we will bring you special coverage of the democratic debate in loas
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veg vegas. and then at 11:00 pm an hour wrap-up of the debate. american journalist jason has now been convicted of spying in iran. it's his 447th day in captivity. we will speak with two journalists who have also spent time behind bars after the break. plus an attempt to rewrite history, the dispute over a controversial change in textbooks. ♪
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♪ the united states issing for the release of american journal list, jason rezaian. he is facing, up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of espionage. the iranian television reports that he was found guilty, but new other details have been released. he has been in custody for 447 days now. with us now are two journalists who know what is it like firsthand to be locked away in an iranian prison. roxana saberi was held for 100 days back in 2009, accused from espionage. and hamid was also detained.
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thank you both for joining us. do either of you believe jason will be in prison for years to come? eight, nine, ten, 20 years? do you believe that's really possible? >> i don't think so. i think we pass the initial court, then and then the case goes to the appeals court, there is a high chance they drop other charges against jason like many other cases in the past. >> roxana, i would tend to agree, but i understand a lengthy prison sentence is being served by other journalists in iran. >> well, i was sentenced to eight years, and on appeal i was released, although they try to come up with an excuse to say you are guilty of something else. but there is an iranian american
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who has been in jail for four years and has been sentenced to ten years. it's hard to tell what is going to happen. >> what is going on? i know it's hard to tell, but to the best of your ability, what is going on with the iranians and with jason and what messages are being sent to whom by the revolutionary court here? >> first of all there is nothing in jason's case that could prove that he has done something wrong. >> nothing! >> so far after like 15 months they haven't shown anything. so president rouhani came to power two years ago, and he wants to say that iran is safe reliable, respects international obligations and all of that. and we have the revolutionary guards, particularly the revolutionary guards
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intelligence who says that nothing has changed we are in control, and basically they have done this for the past two years. and the president has no control over domestic issues when it comes to security matters or human rights issues, and i think that has been really embarrassing for the president. >> did you get a sense at anytime during your captivity that you were being used? that you were a pawn in some kind of external or internal political game? >> well, as time went on, i felt more and more that that was playing a major role in my imprisonment, because at one point, a couple of my captors told me we know you're not a spy. so i thought what am i here for then? and i was arrested shortly after president obama was inaugurated for the first time in 2009, and he called for an opening of relations with iran. and there are hard liners in
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iran who don't want better relations with america. because they feel like it could harm their own personal aspirations. >> did you feel that way? that your imprisonment was being used to leverage something? >> mine was the same thing. they knew i didn't do anything wrong, and they shared with me that, but from the beginning i knew that they had a political goal, and they want to reach that goal, and i knew the time should come and maybe because of the international pressure i might be released and that was the case. >> i'm thinking about the al jazeera journalists, in egypt, we finally got a pardon from al-sisi. i'm wondering if you think that is a possibility here? >> i think iran is the land of unpredictable. made tomorrow the president goes to the office and say, buddy, we have a huge problem here, and we
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should release this prisoner. it has .hahhed in the past that the supreme leader has gotten involved to end such a dilemma. >> and what is this line about possible prisoner swap? have you been able to figure that piece out? >> iran's president has hinted at the possibility of a prisoner swap for rezaians release. but u.s. officials said we're not discussing a possible prisoner swap. the americans are next and they should be freed. >> right. >> i think it's just -- it's embarrassing for the iranian government to go after this path. i have heard from people close to president raw hany that he has asked for for the release of jason rezaian but intelligence has been trim. the only solution is to solve
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this is to have a prisoner exchange. >> great to see you. appreciate you being here. roxana you are back a little bit later in the program. still to come, the controversy surrounding columbus day. why some american cities have scrapped the holiday all together. and the report on the malaysian airline shot down over ukraine.
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♪ ♪ okay. 40,000 marchers and a million spectators attended the columbus day parade today. chicago also held its 63rd annual columbus day parade, celebrating christopher columbus' historic voyage to america, and italian american culture. but a growing number of cities have established an alternative holiday to honor native american cities. this year they include seattle, st. paul, minnesota, and
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portland, oregon. courtney keeley takes a look at the movement. >> reporter: christopher columbus has long been described as discovering the new world some 500-plus years ago. but indigenous activist say that is impossible. others call columbus is pie rot who's actions lead to the murder of many people. >> i personally felt it myself growing up, and it's just time to change it, so they can be proud of themselves and not honor a man that murder their families. >> reporter: in 1492 columbus arrived on the island that today is split between haiti and the dominican republic. his own journal describes the n enslaving and extermination of the local people. but the italians say columbus was an explorer. >> italian americans everywhere
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are intensely offended. >> reporter: the city of seattle is named for a native american leader, but the idea to celebrate at different holidays was shot down. washington is one of the states that has decided not to recognize it as a holiday. south dakota has renamed its native american's day. and in hawaii the holiday is known as discover's day. >> the director of the meks ka movement, an organization that aims to educate about indigenous rights. good to have you on the program. let me start here with you. i have read some -- columns the -- you know, the comment sections to columns that are written about this day.
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one caught my eye, and it goes something like this. how is columbus day anything more than a holiday to honor someone who enslaved, discriminated against, killed and took the land of native people? would you differ with that view of columbus day in any significant way? >> again, i would focus more on the genocide aspects of it fshg that he initiated basically a holocaust for our people across the whole continent. i would say, you know, read his journals, read it in his own words, so people don't think we're making all of this up. it's a really ugly journal, where he dehumanizes our people. >> yeah, expand on that idea of the genocide aspects of columbus's journey. >> before columbus got to our continent here, the spaniards had been to the canary islands,
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and they whacked out all of the population of the canary islands, so they already had experience with smallpox. so when columbus came here, besides killing our people, he started to spread the smallpox and it spread through the continent and that ended up killing 100 million of our people. 95% of our population was exterminated. and that's not something we're not taught in the schools. >> yes. so what do you say to the people who will say to you, you know, layoff columbus day. it is a celebration of when the europeans came -- came over, and started their lives here. it is a celebration ohlean, of an american hero, an italian
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hero, of italian culture. >> well, they can celebrate it in italy and europe, much like you can have adolph hitler day in europe. and i'm sure a lot of people would celebrate that too. >> okay. that's pretty strong. these municipal proclamations of indigenous people, in -- i think we're up to nine cities, is that something greater in your estimate? >> it's a good beginning. but just saying indigenous people's day, that means a lot of different things. we need something a lot more powerful. people need to know that there was a holocaust on this can't tent. 100 million lives -- it has got to be a little bit more concrete than just these numbers much the way we know about the jewish holocaust. we have images, numbers, testimonies, and all of that.
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we don't have that here. there is a really good book called american holocaust, and he gets into all of this. and it's a very ugly, depressing history. i have read that book about three times and i get very depressed and outraged. and that's what we need. we need some really big anger, not just on us as indigenous people, but the europeans need to understand that their ancestor committed a lot of atrocities so they can have what they have today. say they that was a long time ago. but europeans are still benefitting from that holocaust, from the death of our land and sources. >> that is a different view of columbus day. director of the mexica movement an organization that aims to
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educate about indigenous rights. a superintendent in california says officials are disappointed by a new state law banning sports teams from using the nickname redskins, but said the school will obey the law. four high schools in california now call their team redskins. the new law takes effect on january 1st. a group of independent spanish lifeguards have been helped migrants and refugees make it to the greek mainland. more than 500,000 people have entered europe this year, most of them paid to be smuggled by sea to turkey. now some people are criticizing germany's immigration policy. >> reporter: when chancellor angela merkel delivered what appeared to be an open invitation to refugees earlier this summer, it is likely that even she did not foresee the effect germany would take in
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800,000 people this year, she said. the real figure could be almost double that. here we are on a small german town on the river. on that side austria. this is where picture postcard meets the face of human tragedity. how long do you think you will stay here. >> reporter: full of life, yes. >> reporter: the rest of your lives? >> yeah. >> reporter: but there are signs that germany's generosity is reaching a breaking point. how many more people can germany take? >> translator: one of our main concerns is the unlimited migration could create insurmountable problems.
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>> reporter: already problems are mounting. videos posted on social media show fights breaking out in overcrowded reception centers as frustration rises. state governments report a shortage of winter housing. >> i think many people here. >> reporter: too many people? >> too many people. i'm just waiting. just waiting. >> reporter: waiting for what? >> i don't know. >> reporter: they don't tell you? >> no. no. no. just waiting. >> reporter: what do you think will happen? >> i don't know. >> reporter: perhaps most significant is the change in public opinion. just half of all germans say they now fear the influx. >> i think we can take a lot of them, but not all. we have no -- no houses, no flats, we have no -- no jobs. they have to learn german. it's a problem. >> reporter: do you think chancellor merkel made a
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mistake? >> we will see. we will see. >> reporter: so the finger pointing as begun, and while chancellor merkel insists the right to asylum has no upper limit, germany, it appears just might. police will no longer be stationed outside the ecuadorian embassy in london keeping an eye on the wiki leek's founder. he is wanted in sweden for alleged sex crimes. officials say the constant monitoring has become too expensive. but they plan to arrest him and have him extradited if he does leave. it has been almost 15 months since malaysia airlines flight was shot down over ukraine. as neave barker reports for us, some questions will still not be answered. >> reporter: it was meant to have been a routine flight between amsterdam and la pure.
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but for the passengers of mh-17 this is where their lives ended. 298 were killed, including 15 crew, most of them were dutch. >> there is so many questions at this moment. >> reporter: dennis is among hundreds of family members desperate for answer. his brother in law was killed. he was on his way to the far east on holiday. >> we have lost so many lives and of course a lot of families have -- they have not been the same anymore. the whole families have changed, and that's something that is -- that will stay forever. >> reporter: soon after the disaster the nertlands ordered an investigation an early record concluded that the plane broke up in midair after being hit by
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high-energy objects. ukraine and some western leaders accused pro-russian separatists ak -- of using a surface to air missile. key questions left, what the last moments were like for those on board. and why the families had to wait two days before receiving any confirmation that their loved ones were on board. it will also try to answer where mh-17 made the faithful decision to fly over a war zone. >> the weeks leading up to the shootdown there has been military planes shot down at greater altitudes, so there was already an indication that sophisticated weaponry were in the conflict zone.
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>> reporter: one thing it won't answer is the burning question of who is responsibility. a separate criminal investigation will report its findings at the end of the year, evidence that could lead to charges of war crimes and murder. we know where the plane crashed, and investigators are about to reveal their final thoughts on why, but we don't yet know who beyond reasonable doubt is to blame. neave barker al jazeera. zimbabwe says it will not file charges against the american dentist who shot and killed cecil the lion. he said he had the proper permits for his hunting trip. the minnesota dentist faced global condemnation for killing the prized lions. palmer said he relied on his guides and had no idea it was one of the treasured animals. del is involved in a huge
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takeover deal, the largest technology deal ever. ali this is -- oh, it monday. ali velshi is here with more. >> yeah, that's right. we haven't talked about deals like this in a long time, del purchasing emc. this isn't snap chat and what zap. when you think about the names that started these companies, very few of them are still around. del has cornered the concernal computer market, it did that in the 1990s before everybody got a map. smartphones and tablets caused a shift in the industry. apple got in a big way and dell struggled all the way through the 2000s. michael dell took the company private in 2013. with a public company, you are
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endlessly dealing with the demands of investors who are very short-termed focused. and michael dell took it private to shift the focus and -- and sort of change what the company does, and the acquisition of emc is a part of that vision. >> so why is this happening now? >> well, dell is shifting from personal computing to corporate computing. if you go to their site it is very, very clear that they are meaning to serve small and medium-sized businesses. dell is number two in the server market right now. dell deals with these mid-range, and small businesses. emc which is in the storage and security business deals with big corporate clients. you have probably worked at places where you can generate code to log into company's -- >> internal system, yeah. >> well, that's emc. they do a lot of that kind of
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stuff. so the concept is to take this big company which deals with big corporate clients and deals in the security and storage sector, combine it with this computer and server company, so it is a one-stop shopping location for big wases. emc much older company, it has 21% of the data storage market, but it has struggled in the face of faster cheaper technology. a lot of companies use amazon for their storage and server technology, so emc will be more innovated, less pressured to meet quarterly goals, and both companies might win out of this. >> all right. what else is on the program tonight? >> the digital divide in america. 53% of americans in rural areas have no high-speed broadband access. we might say who cares? but their kids go to school. they need to work on their
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computer. they need the things the internet has. i'm looking at a battle in tennessee. i'm going to have a debate with marsha blackburn about how we get these people better computer and internet access. >> that's a hot one. all right. ali thank you, sir. >> all right. buddy. >> you can watch ali velshi at 7:30 right here on al jazeera america. and listen to this, a possible merger could put budweiser and miller under the same umbrella. can you imagine that? anheuser-busch in bed, sweetening its offer to buy miller for $100 billion. wednesday is the deadline, so if the current and forth bid is not accepted, it will have to wait until 2016 to make another offer. starting in 2017, middle and
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high school students in south korea will have new textbooks. harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: the monday afternoon history class in a seoul secondary school. today's lesson is on the growing economic influence on foreign powers in the 19th century. the books themselves could soon be history. the government has announced it will be bringing in its own single text to be called the correct history textbook. >> translator: it is an inevitable decision to correct errors and put an end to social disputes. >> reporter: critics say it is the result of direct pressure from the president, keen to burnish the image of her father, the strong man dictator of the 60s and 70s.
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more than 50,000 people have signed a petition against the move. >> translator: it will mean the contents of the textbook can be changed to suit the state's tastes. the contents can be changed and distorted. >> reporter: already the enslavement of so-called comfort woman of japanese soldiers features strongly on the syllabus. so as well as a single textbook, the government is introducing a new set of teaching materials specifically about the comfort women issue, designed to reflect what it calls a correct awareness of history. information is largely absorbed rather than debated in the classrooms, the debate will go on in the political sphere
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though. harry fawcett, al jazeera, seoul. women could be the key to world peace. a new u.n. study on how to end wars and the role women should be playing in the process. ♪
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♪ think about this for a second, if you want peace to last, make sure to include women in the peace talks.
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according to a u.n. study released today, women could be the key to ending wars. roxana saberi has more. >> reporter: tony the report calls on countries to get women more involved in bringing about peace and protect them better in times of war. the report comes as leaders prepare to meet at the u.n. to talk about women's rights. it warns that as extremism worsens around the world, a lot of violence is being aimed specifically at women. in northern iraq, isil fighters have killed men and raped and enslaved women. and in northern nigeria, more than 200 girls remain missing a year and a half after they were kidnapped by the rebel group, boko haram. >> they are children that we need to be -- we need to be protected. they are vulnerable children. >> reporter: in 2000 the u.n.
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security council acknowledged the world needed to do more to protect women from this kind of violence. it adopted resolution 1325 calling on countries to include women in peacemaking and prosecute people responsible for war crimes including rape. but 15 years later, a new report just released finds: and though there is a great deal of rhetoric supporting woman, funding for programs remains abysmally low. many governments have become more sensitive to the violations of women's rights, and more women are becoming leaders at the u.n. and in their own communities, but much more must be done. >> the process has been too slow, and the result is a too uneven. >> reporter: undersecretary general ban ki-moon has called
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for equality by the year 2030. >> i'm asking all of the leaders through their political will, to change all stereo type traditions, and mentality. >> reporter: we spoke with the executive director of u.n. women to learn more about this report and what needs to change, and tony we will hear from her later tonight. >> this report is probably beautifully written. will it accomplish anything really? >> more than 300 pages. there's a lot of detail. the head of u.n. women hopes it will change things. and the u.n. security council could pass another resolution aimed at protecting women in war, and getting them more involved in peace keeping. these resolutions are all non-binding. >> yes. look, i don't know, but getting men to stop behaving abhor
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rently in these conflict zones that will be a huge mountain to crime. >> it is. and i asked her that question. and she said what we need is more women leaders in society in security forces in government and also in peace keeping and when that happens the mind sets of all are to change. >> that makes sense. a long way to go. a tough mountain to climb, but it makes sense. and john siegenthaler is here. >> hi, tony, coming up tonight at 8:00, shocking video released of dozens of migrants smuggled into texas. dehydrated, no fresh air, fearing for their lives. los angeles declares a homeless state of emergency after the failure of decades of programs costing millions of dollars. >> reporter: l.a.'s response for decades has been an attempt to arrest their way out of
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homelessness. >> reporter: they are pledging tens of millions more dollars to fight that problem. plus money in politics, almost half of the money in the presidential race coming from very few people. how that money is shaping the race and a conversation with one candidate who is fight for campaign finance reform, and the catholic nun who is challenging the church on issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, women in the priesthood. >> reporter: if the threeologist about discipleship, thing of course women can be priest. >> that's all and more coming up in about three minutes. >> thank you, john. in california a contest to break a world record for the largest pumpkin -- >> 975 pounds. [ cheers and applause ] >> well, did you know the
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current world record is 2,323 pounds set by a swiss grower in germany last year. there is a $30,000 prize if there is a winner. that's all of our time. thanks for watching. i'm tony harris in new york. john is back in just a couple minutes.
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♪ hi, everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. unravelling. the deadly attack in turkey, the growing crisis in syria, and the clashes between israel and the palestinians. gasping for breath. desperate to cross into the u.s. dozens of