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this is al jazeera america, i am randall pinkston in new york with a look at today's top stories. london a stabbing attack at an underground station, police are calling in an act of terrorism. san bernadino is trying to return to some sort of normalcy. >> the secret tonight behind the popularity of republican presidential candidate donald
trump. >> so decided. >> world leaders reach a tentative agreement in the fight against global warming. we take a deeper look at progress made at the climate summit in paris. ♪ ♪ we begin tonight with the stabbing in london that police are treating as terrorist attack. three people were injured in the attack in london's northeast. this cell phone video of police in a standoff with the suspect. british authorities saying he streamed this is for syria before police used a stun gun to detain him. one of the victims was seriously injured while two sustained minor injuries. this attack comes just days after british lawmakers authorize the royal air force to conduct air strikes in syria. the investigation in to wednesday's shootings in california taking a closer look
at the pakistani woman who joined her husband in killing 14 people. the fbi says they know little about tash fine malik. pakistani intelligence has began investigating her ties to militants there. melissa chan is in san bernadino with the latest. >> reporter: the biggest development today is the fbi has confirmed that he issued a search warrant on a property. it is not fair from san bernadino the home belongs a former neighbor. there are reports that this man was responsible for the acquisition of the semiautomatic rivals used in the attack. back here we are standing in front of inland regional center the site of the attack. it's been fairly quiet all day here, investigation ongoing but the press briefing not going to to take place until monday. the city itself is trying to get
back to normal. it's a the city's annual holiday festival and everyone is out despite a harrowing and strange week for residents. out front the san bernadine police department and members of the swat team. these two men supporting the toy drive had been first responders on wednesday. >> hi, thank you, guys. >> it's definitely overwhelming. the response we have gotten from the community. we are here for the community, they are here for us as well. i mean, it helps us as well they are coming up and shaking our hands and giving us hugs. it's a great feeling. >> reporter: just walking around in in park on a beautiful sunny saturday, you just don't get the feel that this is a community that has been so tear orized over the last few days, people admit they have been scared. >> they were saying that we should just stay in our houses and not go to like the malls and stores and public places where there are a lot of people. >> reporter: but others say life must go on.
>> san bernadino county, the city of san bernadino will move on. we are strong. we will move on in spite of everything that's happened. we have to. >> reporter: the attack which has stumped investigators because the shooters had appeared to have had such an ordinary suburban life is now an fbi investigation. being treated as a terrorist attack. in the president's weekly address he took the opportunity to speak about gun control. >> at ebber minimum we shouldn't make it so easy for potential terrorists or criminal to his get their hands on a gun that they could use against americans. >> reporter: people in san bernadino tell us nothing ever happens here. it's a quiet town in the suburbs of southern california. everyone is in shock. >> it's going to take a while to heal from everything that everybody has gone through and this is just one step forward in hopes do that. and seeing the kids with their smile on his their faces and so
young and innocent and enjoying their day it helps the rest of us. >> reporter: indeed, here for a few hours residents do seem to have forgotten the horrors of this past week. >> reporter: provide morning information about president obama, this more than he was briefed by the second of home lan security, the attorney general and the fbi director and also placed a call to the french press francois hollande also providing him information about the san person dearn owe san beg suggesting the government is taking it seriously and there could very well be international connections in this case. >> melissa chan, the white house has announced president obama will deliver a presidential address to the nation tomorrow night. he's expect today provide an update on the san bernadino investigation and discuss keeping america save from terrorism. the president will detail plans on defeating isil. al jazeera america will tear carry president obama's speech sunday not 8:00 eastern,
5:00 p.m. pacific. a growing number of american and iraqi politicians argue a larger ground force is needed to win the ward against isil in iraq. but some baghdad officials say they don't want foreign troops battle on the ground their behalf. turkey recently deployed hundreds of troops to northern iraq. today iraq's president demanded their immediate withdrawal calling their presence a hostile act. but as al jazeera's imran kahn reports the iraqi army could use the help. >> reporter: kurdish peshmerga troops keep wash on isil positions. they have had recent success in recapturing territory from isil in the mourn iraqi town of sinjar. now they are hopeful that they can defeat the armed group in other parts of the country with help from their allies. >> translator: until now the international coalition has been using airstrikes as a former officer i can tell you won't win this war from the sky. you need troops on the ground. the americans must intervene with or without permission from
the iraqi government. >> reporter: prime minister al-abadi disagrees. we did not ask any country to send any ground forces. we will consider any such troops to be an act of aggression. the united nations says it's concerned about what it calls the a rookie arm's increasing human rights violations in areas that have been reclaimed from isil. it goes t goes goes on to say ti forces, kurdish forces and their respective militia have his been responsible for looting and destruction of property belong to go the sunni arab communities. forced evictions, aqueductses, illegal detention and in some indications extra judicial killings. one of those groups accused of abuses is the popular mobilization fors a mainly shia militia that operates as part of the iraqi army. but president obama says he won't authorize airstrikes to support them. it all goes back to the 2003
u.s. invasion and occupation of iraq. that's when american dip map paul bremer was sent by president george w. bush to oversee iraq's transitional government. bremer made a series of decisions including dispantsing the iraqi army that many say have contributed to the rise of isil and of sectarianism in iraq. speaking to my colleague, bremer denied those allegations. >> i did not disband or destroy the iraqi army. there was not a single member of the iraqi army that single unit standing to arms on april 17th as the general has testified himself. the question wasn't to disband of that was a mistake, we should never have used that verb. the question was should we recall the army. >> reporter: hindsight is useful for understanding the future of iraq and syria. the only real debate now is whether ground troops are needed whether they be west western, arab, turkish or iranian in the fight against isil that much debate is still raging.
imran kahn, al jazeera, you are bill. secretary of state john kerry gave an update on the fight against isil today, speaking at the brookings institution in washington, carey saider -- kerry said the urgency to defeat isil cannot be overstated. >> they have become an overt, declared threat to the interests of the united states and the law abiding men and women across the globe. and their aggression has fueled a refugees crisis. that is placing an extraordinary burden on our friends in jordan, turkey, lebanon, and now all of europe. to date, the u.s.-led coalition has launched over 8,000 airstrikes against isil in iraq and syria. but kerry reiterated one of the keys to defeating isil will be a political solution to the war in syria one that must include the removal of syrian president bashar al-assad from power. gun violence has been escalated in america. the medical community calls it a public health issue.
and it wants government-funded research to help search for a solution. but right now federal law bans that. in fact, just before shots were fired in southern california, researchers were calling for the law to be changed. al jazeera's patricia sobga reports. >> reporter: hours before the 355th mass shooting in the united states this year a plea from doctors around the country for congress to lift restriction on his federal funding for research in to gun violence. >> there are 89 people a day who are can dieing in this country from gun violence, we any that we can prevent this if we have the data to really take the mesh thousands we need. >> reporter: for nearly two decades the n.r.a. backed dickey amendment has effectively blocked the centers for disease control from researching the causes of gun lines. a constraint the n.r.a. successfully lobbied congress to extend to the national institutes of health in 2011. the dickey amendment stipulates
that federal money can be not tapped for research that advocates or promotes gun control. but many medical professionals say researching the causes of gun violence is a legitimate use of public funds for what they consider a public health crisis. last month house democrats took the same tact. arguing the u.s. spends $240 million a year on traffic safety research. $223 million on food safety. and $331 million on tobacco effects, but almost nothing on firearms that killed 33,000 americans annually. >> this is common sense that we would put money in to researching the different ways that we can prevent gun violence. while still maintaining the second amendment. they are not in conflict at all. >> reporter: why many gun rights advocate see the public health argument as a figure leaf for gun control. former g.o.p. representative jay dickey of arkansas called got
amendment that bears his name to be repealed. arguing that research on gun violence could have continued without infringing on the rights of gun owners. patricia sobga, al jazeera. an expert hired by the family of 12 year old tamir rice says the boy had his hands in his pockets when a police officer shot and killed him. jesse willbrock cited the surveillance video showing tamir being shot by the officer. he says the officer fired within one seconds of opening his squad car door. he says the boy could not have had enough time to respond to police commands. and police officials in chicago have released their version of events in the shooting of 17 year old laquan mcdonald. the reports compiled from officers on the scene, describe mcdonald as aggressively approaching them with a knife. they also claim he attempted to get back up after being shot. the reports from the police officers appear to contract dash cam video which show officer
jason van dyke shooting mcdonald 16 times. for weeks now, college students across the country have led protests over race relations. on thursday students at brown university took their protest to the office of the president. she has proposed a $100 million multi-year initiative on diversity. but some students say that plan does not go far enough. >> so i can't let you in my office. >> brown university president christina paxton blocked student protest presser her office but agreed to talk. you can stay in the ro rotunda which is a tried and true place for student protests at brown or you can stay right here. but that's how it's going to be. >> the student oppose paxton's proposed $100,000,000.10-year diversity and inclusion action plan. compared to diversity programs at some other colleges, it is huge. yale, fax, recently announced a $50 million plan.
a draft of brown's proposal scores out a core goal: including a promise to hire more than 50 faculty of color. >> my reaction to the diversity initiative was one of feeling like it wasn't enough. >> there are several gaping holes in the diversity inclusion action plan. >> these students are part of a group who want a new plan. >> there is no mention of a psychological services for students at all. >> at a glance, brown's campus is the picture of diversity. 37% of the class of 2016 are students of color. but some claim that even here treatment is unequal. greg says he was harassed by campus police while skateboarding. >> this is an experience that edwin my first couple of months at brown and talking to other students, a lot of other students of color have had similar experiences. so this is definitely not in any way an anomaly. >> professor matthew understands the students' concerns. but he is also enthusiastic
about the plan' efforts t plan'o offer a bigger vision of change. >> why does brown need a bigger vision? >> that's a great question. in large part because the i the institution like any many other inning typeses have set benchmarks have hiring and diversification and have not managed to meet those goals. >> another brown professor, economist glen lawrie endorses the plan but he thinks student should begin to look at diverts at this beyond the lens of race. >> there is diversity of religious and philosophical commitment. there is diversity of interest, of taste, and presence about manners that have nothing do with ethnicity. diversity is a very richfield of inquiry. we should be opening our students' mind to the full range of human experience. >> browns' diversity initiative was prompted in large by by
student active viv. not only happening here, but similar movements across the country. >> ucla. claire mom, ithaca, princeton, yale and the university of missouri are some of the colleges where students of color points racial problems and demands action by college administrators. sociology professor says today's student protests are strongly influenced by the black lives matter movement. [ chancing black lives matter ] >> we are making sure that our experiences have a voice. the universities can't simply say you got in, don't complain. now they must deal with the realities that we are facing. >> those realities, discrimination, inequality and the like, exist beyond the campus gates. where students will eventually apply the lessens they learn here. critics of brown's diversity plans say the $100 million proposal sounds like a lot of money, but they say it works out to just about 3% of the
university's current $3 billion fundraising campaign. coming up, donald trump has a 20-point lead in the latest polls. his backers continue embracing his aggressive style. but who are his supporters? and what do they really want? and progress today at the climate change sum knit paris. we'll take a deeper look at the international battle against global warming next. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. it's that time on saturday night when we take a deeper look. tonight the climate summit in paris. nearly 200 world leaders have agreed to a draft blueprint to fight climate change. environmental and foreign minister have until friday to negotiate a final agreement. 10 u.s. senators are among those in support of president obama's climate agenda in a republican controlled congress. france's foreign minister stressed the importance of reaching a climate deal now. >> translator: this negotiation, this agreement, you can't postpone it until tomorrow. while we are talking, greenhouse gases continue to by mitted and after a while it will be
irreversible so we must succeed and succeed here. >> with economic concerns for many countries the process of reaching this agreement is not without its challenges. more now from al jazeera's jake ward. >> reporter: try imagine bringing together over 190 nations, the leadsers of those nations coming together and trying to agree on one documents. that's what's going on right now in paris. as i friday they worked it down to a 54-page document that is filled with brackets. the thing is spaghetti essentially as they try to hash out various points of language. one of the big things is the question of how much we can limit climate warming over the next few decades. and the biggest here is to try to get somewhere between two degrees zealous and
1.5 degrees celsius of warming by the end of the decade. right now we are still at 2.7 degrees celsius based on what everyone has commit to at this summit. we have a ways to go in the bargaining there. the next big question is how do you get countries that are still developing to give up their sort of easy, but very polluting sources of energy and replace them with renewable energy and how do you get that paid for? right now india is one of the big, sort of points of focus. india has very cheap, ready access to coal and so the effort here is to try to get their economy to a place where they can switch over to renewable energy and maybe even make renewable energy cheaper than coal. to do that, according to the u.n., they are basically asking the developed world to commit $100 billion in financing commitments to developing countries click china and india to help them make that leap. in addition there is all kind of talk about limiting greenhouse gases and sort of general sort of talk about that but no firm commitments to cutting out
fossil fuels that's been sort of the thing that has activists certainly most worried about these negotiations. and finally, there is also a look at water i'm growing sense that water is very deeply vulnerable around the world. and so the question here is how we are going do that. and we are talking about there about $20 million in projects and a billion dollars in financing being negotiated at this summit to try to improve water quality and water access around the world. we'll in fact be looking at those issues in a special this weekend, but the real -- the theme here is that there is a much more granular sort of sense coming up now of the details of how this document is going to work. and we are just about halfway there still a lot of would torquwork dobefore it gets compt completed. >> our jake ward. now joining us is assistant director of environmental studies at new york university and the author of rethinking
private. and joining us from paris where it's really early in the morning, daniel cam undirector of the renewable and appropriate energy laboratory at the university of california he's also the coauthor of 12 books first to you, professor ca camu, ca do you think is the biggest thing in this first week. >> the presidents and bill gates and richard branson got on stage together and launched a public, private, billion dollars a year plus initiative to really engage on the technologies and some of the practices we are going it need. and that really started things off with a buzz here. >> so that draft agreement, that we have referenced early in your newscast, what is your opinion of what you know about it? we understand that it is a dra draft. there will be gaps to fill in. about you what do you think about it in its present form?
>> there are a lot of gaps, it 20 from 30 pages a comfortable late with a lot of bracketed texts, issues being debated to about a 50 page document. because more and more details propped up. the one you mentioned at the beginning was the big one, india and the other large developing but relatively poor countries said that $100 billion funds has to be on table. countries like china, that have committed to peaking their emissions and are not cash poor, are not affected as much as places like india, indonesia, some of the countries that are large in population, nigeria that are really going to need partnerships to get clean tech largely deployed. >> let's move over to you, professor green to talk about that $100 billion funds. exactly what is it that will make it work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? >> well, there are two issues here, one is what will make it work and two is what count as
that actual money. and i think a lot of discussion or debate right now is about how do we count the money that's -- the existing flow is towards that $100 million, so, for example, the eocd recently issued a report saying that we've gotten to somewhere in the neighborhood of $60 million or $60 billion whereas india, says actually, no, if you count the additional funds, the new money coming in towards climate adaptation, it's only $2.2 billion. so we have -- the first order of request he is how much money are we arguing about. the second order of question is how do we actually get these funds to help fix the climate problem. i think the first one has to be resolved first. >> but how is it -- how are those funds supposed to work? who puts it in, who takes it out? how is it applied? >> there are many, many different mechanisms. the biggest one is called the green climate fund that was recently created in 2009 when
this $100 billion figure started getting bandied about. it has only disbursed $650 million, which is a far cry from $100 billion, and even then only in the last few months. so the green climate fund is envisioned as the main mechanism but we also will see funds going through other international organizations, multi lateral lending banks, and, of course, bilateral aid. so obama, for example, pledged additional money, some of which would go through bilateral or multi lateral aid, of course, the republican are trying to scuttle that. >> professor ca kammen back to . one of the means in your answer to tell you about that two-degree celsius goal. one of the ways of reaching is it through an intents the nationally determined contributions the in d.c.s, how are nations -- how have she been responding to coming up with their own i.n.d.c.?
>> i am happy with that process, almost all the nation have his come up with pretty reasonable plan, they tends to be somewhat conservative because they are in general the floor of what nations are prepared do. one of the big sticking blocks they are all voluntary. so before this process began, we thought we were on a path for five to six degrees sell see us of climate change which would be catastrophic that really results in the shutdown of the heat flow in the oceans, huge amounts of destruction in coral systems, just a climate disaster. and in a series of steps of which china and the united states played the largest roles actually by saying they would agree to targets for the u.s. in 2025. for china in 2030, those efforts now add up to depending whose matthew do, shaving that
five-degrees down to three, some people think even a little less, the u.s. has been very creative in finding ways to limit not just co2 the main greenhouse gas but commitments around methane and other issues that are quite yes eight i have but the target is two or less, there is evening we debate about where we need to get. but two or 1.5 the number i am very hopeful for, is a target that doesn't mean there won't be climate change but means that some of the forecast worst effects would go away. but, again, it plays back to how other countries do the counting on the amount of commitments and if, in fact, what just -- japan just said they would put in roughly another 10 billion a year if some of the efforts taking place with the united states partnership with africa called power africa that perhaps adds up to another six or 7 billion in total those efforts are quite promising but they have to be matched and dramatically increased so that
this target of two degrees becomes really the path not three or a little bit over that. and so there is a lot of moving parts in this process right now. >> hold your thought about. paris, of course, is not the united nations first attempt at a global agreement on climate change, many nations resolved to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 1997 with the key oat owe protocol. let's watch this report from al jazeera's jonathan betz on what worked and what didn't and then we'll pick you want discussion on the other side. beijing is so choked in smog, children like this, struggle to breathe. >> translator: the doctor says she is sick due to the pollution. she stayed six days in the hospital. >> reporter: a severe reminder of the challenge ahead as world leaders meet in paris. >> climate change is a massive problem. it is a generational problem. >> reporter: but it's a conversation that was held two
decades ago in key oat oh, jap japan. when leaders agreed on the u.n.'s first major effort to fight pollution the goal was to cut greenhouse gases by 5% in a decade. and they did, emissions dropped by 2%. but only among the several dozen countries that signed on it did not include the biggest polluters like china and the united states. so total carbon emissions around the world have surged nearly 50% since 1997. >> the protocol worked but only for the nations that were inside of it. that complied with its roles. >> reporter: with so many not following the rules, one of the architects of the protocol worries past lessons are being forgotten in paris. >> i believe many of the mistakes will be will not work
because we changed the cast of characters, we have to educate a whole bunch of new lied, i am pessimistic about whether we will do it on time. >> reporter: new environmental actions will not work. >> it would cost our economy up to $400 billion we would have lost 4.9 million jobs. >> reporter: canada dropped out after six years and called the goals unreal unrealistic. >> kyoto is not the math. if anything it's an immaterial pet. >> reporter: back then the u.s. was the world's biggest polluter. today it's china. now to avoid kyoto even is supposed to participate in paris not just development countries. and kyoto also introduced nah ideas like a trading system where rich countries helped pay for poor ones to go green.
billions were invest ed in clean technologies all over the world. ideas world leaders are consider once again, trying to tackle a problem. that clearly isn't going away. jonathan betz, al jazeera, new york. until now, we are back on set with professor green and we are not looking at kyoto protocols which were required the passage of legislation, correct? what we have now is voluntary, coming out of the paris. >> mostly correct. >> mostly correct. but let me ask you this, you have written about private authority as being absolutely essential in whatever comes about. explain how private authority works as opposed to or in addition to governmental action. >> private authorities can mean a number of different things it refers to nonstate actors here we are talking about ngos,
firms and their voluntary efforts to change their behavior which is not necessarily required by law. >> now, you have written about wal-mart, can you give us a synopsis of what wal-mart has done and how it's impacting positively the climate? >> wal-mart has decided it will green its supply chain and it has a number of environmental targets including getting to 100 percent renewable energy. reducing its carbon footprint, reducing its waste. now, wal-mart has 100,000 suppliers in china alone. and if it imposes rules about what the requirements are to participate in its supply change, it is effectively regulating firms in china and elsewhere. because if you want to supply -- if you want to supply wal-mart with goods then you have to play by their rules, that's an example of private actors creating rules that then compel other firms and other actor to his change their behavior and that happens in the absence of regulation or a treaty of even
domestic laws. >> back to you, professor kammen. you have talked about innovations and innovations that you have seen. this is your 10th climate change meeting i believe. >> it is. >> what impresses you about the innovative ideas that you are seeing now that weren't on the table in the past years. >> actually, i think when beget to an agreement or not the world has flipped it's a head the prior agreements going back to kyoto were negotiated by all countries. and what we are seeing now is much more of this coalition of the willing. this moving ahead with voluntary commitments, place by place. so yesterday in paris, was the largest gatherings of mayors in the history of the world. on what's innovating in their local areas, and what we have seen now is a series of efforts to bring those best practices together. and so, for example, congestion pricing in cities. something pioneered in london but now in many countries, the idea that you might add what's called a fee bait. a fee and a rebate combined
together if you buy a clean product, you get a rebate, not paid for by the government, but paid for by those buying dirty products and i think the most interesting thing is something that governor brown of california will chair tomorrow and that's the signing ceremonies of the under two-degree memorandum of understanding. it's voluntary, it's subnational we have had a whole ranges of u.s. states, german, mexican, southeast asia states all over the world signing owe that they want to both participate and set these deep decarbon saying targets, the 80 or so more reduction that his they see as pass believing by not only what they can do locally but also most critically and this is the big difference. because clean technology is so cheaper. most is lack of policy expertise or lack of ability to put in practice ideas like we have in california where we man date a million solar rooftops by 2020.
and we are more than halfway there. and a million electric vehicles and they use clean electricity those are positive feed backs it's ideas like that that are spreading. whether we get to the two-degree target in this or not, it's this innovation problem tear which is changing the dialogue. >> professor or kammen, thank you for that. one final question to you, professor green, you referenced it earlier the opposition that president obama is getting from his efforts he's make on the ground this issue. congas you know even during this conference here has passed resolutions against regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. so kentucky republican ed whitfield says, congress is sending a message to the climate change conference in paris that america has some disagreements on this issue. so what happens in washington to all of the obama administration's grand plans? >> a few things. i think first of all, these
republicans they may be in the majority in congress, but they are no the minority in terms of public opinion. the american people support action on climate change, full stop. so they are trying to scupper the clean power plan just as they have tried to scupper a number of obama's efforts in the past. they have lost consistently. they will likely lose begin, where they can make things more difficult is in obama's efforts to pony up more money for climate change funding. and -- >> gas emissions? >> for funding transferring funds to developing countries. so obama made a pledge that we were going to -- we were going to contribute additional funds and the republicans immediately said we will not approve any of those funds unless whatever comes out of paris is presented to the senate for rad take which would undoubtedly fail. and so that's where there will
be difficulties. but this terms of the regulatory plan i think it will go forward. he is on strong legal ground under the clean air act. the republicans have tried before and they have been overruled by the supreme court. >> professor jessica green, assistant professor of environment studies at new york university. thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. >> and paris professor daniel kammen the director of california of particularly. through for joining us for a deep are look. donald trump moves full steam ahead, trouncing his competition in the polls. but do his fiery comments go too far? >> i think everybody gets up there and try to beat around the bush, and they shouldn't do that. they should get to the point and tell it how it is, which he does. >> trump supporters speak out and explain where they draw the line. and later, chicago's school district and union or visuals are in a stands off as 5,000 teaching jobs are on the
donald trump leads the field of republican candidate for the white house by 20 points in the latest cnn poll. the 69-year-old entrepreneur is enjoying a 36% of the vote. followed by his closest three rivals only scoring in the teens. texas senator ted cruz as 16%, ben carson 14%. senator marco rubio from florida round it out with 12%. trump scored highest with would-be republican voters on the issues of the economy and the budget. during events in iowa and in mississippi, trump used the san bernadino attacks to talk about possibly adding new restrictions on visas to enter america. and he thinks if more people carried guns they could minimize the amount of damage caused by attackers. >> take paris, if a few people
had guns on their belt, on their shin, in their jacket, instead of being slaughtered, you might have lost some, you definitely would have lost the bad guys. but it wouldn't have been hundreds of people with many more expected to die during the hospital dieing now. and then you go to the tragedy that we just had in california. nobody has a gun exempt the bad guys. the scum, the scum, the scum. and nobody has a gun. nobody can protect themselves. >> trump rebuked the attackers calling them cowards who did not want to die because they fled the scene. >> florida senator marco rubio spent the day with support nurse miami. he held a fundraiser with 500 of his supporters paying $20 a person to attends. rubio discussed terrorism and security with the crowd and
switched back and forth between spanish and english. senator ted cruz of texas spent the day in iowa, he visited des moines before heading to cedar rapids for the freedom works rising tide presidential summit. cruz told the crowd that he would carpet bomb, isil, close quote, in to oblivion who he were elected with donald trump leading in the pots, al jazeera's libby cases attended a rail foy trump to learn more about the appeal of the candidate. >> i would like to see donald trump as president because he's funny. >> reporter: trump supporters say his appeal is that he says the unexpected. and doesn't hold back. >> i don't like political correctness at all. i think everybody gets up there and try to beat around the bush and they haven't do that. they should get to the point and tell it how it is, which he does. >> thank you very much. so nice. >> reporter: trump is tapping in to a frustration that many people here feel. that politicians aren't authentic. they don't say what they think. and supporters say donald trump
is different. one of those fans is marine corps veteran wayne cole. but that so-called straight talk can go too far. like when trump said street familiar veteran and former prisoner of war senator john mccain is not a war hero. have you gotten over it? have you forgiven him for it. >> no, that's why i i am here tonight. >> reporter: coral wants to hear more. he loves trump plan to build a wall on the mexican order booker and worried about getting all immigrants out. cole says that gets personal. >> in fact, i have a nephew that has a wife from somewhere, and to ship her back out and wait for a couple of year old to come back in, i believe is wrong. after she has a child here. and is going to school think so she would have to leave her family. >> you have people out there that want to blow up our cities, wants to kill all of our people. >> reporter: critics say trump's comments may get attention, but they are harmful.
16 year olds leila is not here as a supporter, but to counter his message. >> a lot of what he says is not politically correct. and it's outrageous to hear. and it's just like to see the reactions of him and his peel. >> reporter: we are hearing from supporters that say that they love that he is not politically correct. what is being politically correct mean to you in. >> it doesn't mean that you can't speak out about an issue. but it means that you have to respect everyone. everyone in this country deserves to be respected no matter their background, ethnic at this, anything, they should be respected think it's their right. and he doesn't respect anyone. >> reporter: trump has been condemned for calling for a database to track muslims. and saying mexico is sending immigrants to the u.s. who are rapists and criminals. dispint pundits' we they've that trump would run out of gas he's leading the crowded republican field and his message continues to resonate. are you worried that he may offend people talking about muslim i.d. cards, talking about
immigrants being rapists. >> he's going offend some people but there is nobody that can get up there and tell the truth about issues and not offend somebody. >> reporter: and fans keep turning out at his rallies. >> that is what is appealing to people. they have had enough of this nonsense they want a guy to get down to brass at and get the country going again. and the her with all the pop tiggs. libby casey, manas us, virginia. chicago's public schoolteachers will vote. the city is they may have to cut thousands of jobs. the chicago teacher's union says it is prepared to fight for those jobs. >> reporter: 22 years ago teachers took to the streets and lost the battle. now they are bracing for perhaps
an even bigger one. the possible loss of about 5,000 jobs, a fifth of the city's 25,000 schoolteachers. >> we are willing to be real i realistic economically. but we are not willing to gut the profession. to look at deep cuts. >> reporter: chicago public schools and the chicago teachers union have been at a stalemate over a new contract since the previous one expired last summer. the district is struggling with a billion dollars budget shortfall. it says deep job cuts could save it more than a half billion dollars annually. the school district says a strike isn't a solution to its financial crisis. saying in a statement, we are negotiating in good faith with c.t.u. leadership to reach a fair multi-year agreement, that protects teachers, their jobs and our classrooms. while jesse shockey says the union is seeking a one-year contract with a 3% pay increase, he thinks teachers might agree to less if it protected jobs.
>> people would be willing to say they would consider a freeze, but, you know, that's really in sharp distinction with what the district is demanding which are very, very draconian cuts. >> reporter: so far neither rallies or a federal mediator has helps. the strike do force the district's hands even thousand an actual strike wouldn't happen until at least next spring. diane evening brook, al jazeera, chicago. a week from today history will be made in saudi arabia for the first time female voters head to the polls. >> we have been waiting to be given this opportunity as ladies to participate in the political and social decision making in the country. meet one woman who is running for office and going the extra mile to win votes. >> meteorologist: and we are watching a major storm system make its way across europe. flooding and evacuation as cross parts of the u k as well as
>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. saudi arabia will allow women to vote. saudi women will be allowed to note vogt and run for office for the first time in the kingdom's history. al jazeera's sill hav sylvia les more. >> reporter: a small celebration of a first in saudi arabia's conservative history.
this is one about 900 women running for office. she and the male members of her campaign team are launching her election website. >> translator: we have been waiting to be given this opportunity as ladies to participate in the political and social decision making in the country. since the door opened for us, i was one of the first female entrepreneurs actually able to participate in decision making. >> reporter: in 2011, the late king abdullah granted women the right to play a part in saudi politics. but women are only allowed to run for knew let mall office. in 2013 he said women should make up 20% of the consultive council which advice surprises the king, activists say any changes are minor. women are still discouraged from driving and have to get at previous of a male guardian to go to work, or travel, or open a bank account. she has had to refocus her
campaign. >> translator: i think there are limitations in being able to meet with the public. so i decided to go malls so i can meet with the community. this is what prompted me to focus social media and nba my campaign where everyone can communicate so i can get the largest number of voters. >> reporter: female voters say having women in office will make it easier to raise issues. >> translator: it was difficult in the past to communicate with men but with the presence of the woman now i can speak to her directly. >> reporter: it's a step towards greater freedom for women in saudi arabia. but critics say there is still a way to go of the sylvia lennon, al jazeera. time now for the weather here is meteorologist kevin. >> meteorologist: we are going to start over here towards europe first because we have some very nasty weather to talk about. storm system has come in off the atlantic, affected parts of the u.k. being parts of scandinavia. i want to show you the video. the afternoons and the mass
destruction with the power of this particular storm, we have seen flooding all across parts of the u.k., with evacuations going on because of the high water across the region. and one station in the higher elevation of scotland reported wind gusts of up to 112 miles per hour. one person in london is -- they are investigating could possibly have died because of weather-related injuries across that area. i now want to take you a is contract western part of united states, we are looking at one storm system now making its way across the western coast but there is another one out here, this is going to be the second one so what that means for the western part of the united states is we will be seeing some very bad weather probably through thursday or friday of this week. right now, you can see the rain all wait from washington down towards northern california and it is getting stronger as we go in in to the later night here. the warnings and watches are out. we have some green for flooding there, the blue and the purposal
indicate areas that we are watching for snow in the higher elevations we are talking about anywhere between 30 to 36-inches in that area and the rain, peck today to be up to eight-inches there. >> thanks, he have can inning. high winds forced nasa to cancel a resupply mission to the international space station for the third day in a row. the unmanned rocket will deliver 7,000 pounds of food, parts and equipment to the space saying's six-member crew. there is a 40% chance of acceptable weather tomorrow. plus one last opportunity on monday if needed. nasa is calling new pictures of pluto the best ever of its surface six time better than the last ones. the photos of a 50-mile wide strip reveal icy plains and a mountain change with visible craters. the images were taken back in july during a fly by of the new horizon space craft, but they are just now arriving on earth. that's it for us, thanks for
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