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but all day tuesday the water was dropping and back on the main street a surprise two big wheel trucks from the national disaster response force had managed to drive in people just salt and then queues formed fast. yet. they had hundreds of the men brought the basics rice biscuits water they also brought hope. these trucks get here is a really good sign of the waters are receding and bad though the situation still is it needs getting back to andrew thomas al-jazeera man after a lot. made miles leader and sang suchi says it's up to bangladesh to repatriate more than seven hundred thousand range of refugees the muslim minority group fled me in miles rakhine state after a military crackdown began last year suchi says the danger of what she calls terrorism is still real and present she says risks of into communal violence will
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remain unless the security challenge is addressed. lots more so it's coming on al-jazeera including greece's prime minister announces the end of the ten year is just a very symbolic occasion to announce the end of the biggest international bailout in the street. on the hit film crazy bridge asians premiers to a hometown audience in singapore but it's had a mixed reaction on that stay with us. nice pink skies by the time my hot. or is the sun sets in the city of angels. however no shortage of hot sunshine across the middle east want to see showers though just around the caspian sea just around the black sea see a little bit of cloud showing up here temperatures still quite nasty on the eastern side of the mediterranean said look at up to around twenty nine thirty there for beirut over the next day. similar values to karate couple of around thirty
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three degrees tashkent out around thirty celsius in between but the hate forty four celsius there for baghdad forty eight and kuwait city similar values to as we go on through thursday by thursday temperatures in by rate at around thirty degrees i lost a fine and dry weather if not hot so warm sunshine to across a good part of the arabian peninsula little clout there into the fall south into i'm on a fair bit of cloud and place him i squeeze a few spots of fry as a result of that southern parts of yemen also in with the possibility of seeing a little more in the way of cattle brighten up as we go on through thursday by thursday perhaps some of that cloud just pushing up towards mecca temperatures here around forty two degrees going to the clouds a making its way across southern africa over the next day also the western cape to see temperatures around fourteen celsius in cape town that will sweep through thursday. the weather sponsored by qatar and race.
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desperate for a better life millions of people have sought refuge in europe sometimes their dreams of sanctuary are realized but sometimes disenchantment and hostility drives them home in the first of two films on these contrasting experiences people in power goes to the north german city where humane approach to integration is proving surprisingly effective. assimilation nation on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera investigators in the u.s. of successfully prosecuted two big players in donald trump's twenty sixteen
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election campaign michael cohen wants to presidents post on lawyer says he broke the law for directions from trump. trial a jury found trump's former campaign chairman guilty of charges full amount of force now facing sentencing for breaching campaign finance laws tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. of efforts are underway in carola to southern india's worst floods in a century that killed more than three hundred seventy people about a million still remain in makeshift camps. now a newly printed currency has done little to stop hyperinflation in venezuela businesses remain closed as they attempt to work out what to charge for goods after the currency was devalued by ninety five percent over the weekend and the goods that are available for sale are already going up in price as a lot in america and it's a this inhuman reports from the capital caracas. venezuelan government supporters tried to rev up the views as i'm introduced economic measures described by
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president reagan last month as an economic revolution to defeat hyperinflation here conspicuously absent from a rally in front of the presidential palace liz mcdougall himself hasn't made a public appearance since an apparent assassination attempt on august the fourth. if the right wing crosses our path will run over them like a train nothing will stop our reform. just blocks away many shops and markets remain closed some in here into an opposition call for a national strike others unsure how much to charge now the five zero seven slashed off the currency head of a compulsory thirty four hundred percent increase in the minimum wage they go into effect september first the price hikes are into eighty. two hours ago these eggs cost fifteen hundred and when i came back with the cash they were two thousand. the bus company that takes venezuelans to the border remains shut until further notice
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and that's the web. for the moment it is not operational one of the few things that has not changed prices are these bananas they're now five of the. five hundred thousand. which is roughly the same if you take away five zero but according to the people selling them by next week probably three hundred percent of the government blames a crisis that's brought on precedented hunger and illness and what it calls the domestic and international economic war but many economists warn the new measures will only make things worse. they're implementing fiscal measures. refusing any type of international financing or aid so they'll keep printing out money and we'll see that hyperinflation stop. and amid the uncertainty neither it seems will the exodus of the desperate to find relief anywhere they can
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. see newman al-jazeera. the greek prime minister alexis tsipras has officially declared an end to an era of austerity as the nation exits the biggest international bailout in history greece avoided bankruptcy through three hundred billion dollars of international loans since twenty ten zero as john psaropoulos takes a look at how the past eight years affected some of the country's young people. prime minister alexis tsipras may have been trying to custom self in the role of a hero when he chose to send a message to the greeks that their economic odyssey is over this is the island home his hero odysseus finally returned home to after twenty years of war and adventure and live the same this see america today a new day has dawned for our country historic day the bailouts of austerity recession and a social desert are finally over our country began to the right to shape its own future and fortunes like any normal european country without external duress
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blackmail or sacrifices by our people for this group of young people the news comes too late the economic crisis struck at the beginning of their teens and changed their lives you know to go see one who is studying political science but what he really wants to do is three d. animation there's no market for that here so he'll go abroad. my parents had invested everything in government bonds we lost everything it had a huge effect on our psychology and it immediately changed how we lived it was as though you had flipped a switch stefanos going to studying molecular biology the great genetics market is shrinking as people have fewer children so he plans to end up in the united states or canada and look at me as has a job waiting for him upon graduation at a u.k. company you know what as many of my parents are divorced the moment i realized there was a crisis was when i watch my mother counting out money to be eternity bills and i thought i have to finish school and find a job quickly so i can have my family i have two smaller siblings and they need
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a chance to grow up to you know. all three would prefer to stay in greece they just don't think this economy will produce the jobs they want nor do they believe greece's political elite can create that economy at least half a million young educated greeks have emigrated over the past decade in search of better jobs and that brain drain is likely to continue greece is forecast to grow. by only about two percent a year for the next five years but over the same period it's obliged to spend at least three and a half percent of its economy per year repaying debt so its gains will be swallowed by its commitments the markets greece will now depend upon for its borrowing a looking for signs of stability that includes keeping up debt payments but not everyone believes it can go to stephanus and look at a loss all studied the odyssey in school they're well aware that to disuse was the sole survivor of his homecoming expedition all his men perished whether his has
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done enough to ensure greece's vital as well as his own political survival remains in the lap of the gods jumps are all pull us out of syria athens iran has unveiled a new fighter jet as tensions with the u.s. continue to increase president hassan rouhani got a firsthand look at the cockpit of the aircraft which will be produced locally rouhani says iran will keep boosting its military he said that's what's stopping the us from attacking us has placed new sanctions on tehran and president trump says that sanctions are the only way to keep iran from developing its nuclear program when the impact of those sanctions is being felt throughout iran the unemployment rate is at twelve percent which means some three million people can't find work and many of those who have jobs are struggling to cope with rising living costs the same bus ravi as more from tehran. the busy birds of a factory floor where business suits and boardrooms are left behind for overalls and dangerous work. mirabeau makes industrial scale water valves and employs
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hundreds of people around the country and if things go to plan the intend to hire hundreds more obvious and i don't think some industries inside iran more development in the more export we can do the more factories will be brought online so we could employ some new workers business leaders and industry chiefs want to shift iran away from an agriculture based economy and develop its ability to make and sell manufactured goods it's in big factories like this that iran sees its financial future heavy machinery being worked by a skilled labor force making important things but if you were to drive by this industrial park on the outskirts of the capital to run you might not notice these buildings are a hive of activity and that's part of the problem both say is sanity i mean vesting an industry needs financial resources one of the solutions is foreign investment where providing some incentives to attract foreign investors definitely foreign
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investment speeds up industrial development and consoled the issue of unemployment . iranian manufacturers boast about cheaper labor costs than china but foreign investors point to problems of scale and quality control factors holding a run back from taking on a production powerhouse that's been called the world's factory american sanctions also hangs like a question mark over iranian factories. the government hopes offering free land and tax breaks will make it easier to convince people that iran might be their cup of tea. away from the factory floors some three million iranians are still looking for work. is a forty six year old air conditioning technician he's been out of work for a month then say the job situation is not good opportunities are taken by people with connections have no university degree my resume doesn't register anyway when i
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lose my job i have to start again from zero and fortunately there is no way for people like me security. basic necessities are so expensive having fun is something his wife no longer think about he'd be willing to do anything to earn an honest living but says the job market is saturated with young people also looking for work says he's too old for the government to care about him and that he's putting his faith in god but he admits being unemployed is destroying him. australia's prime minister faces a second challenge to his leadership after several cabinet ministers offer their resignation malcolm turnbull not only survived a vote of no confidence on tuesday but his challenger peter dutton says he's working on a renewed bid meanwhile the prime minister announced he'll dump his controversial proposal to cut company taxes after it was rejected by parliament. the reality is
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that it cannot pass the senate and i think the truth is that the political climate which used to have a broad bipartisan consensus as you've heard from so many labor leaders and treasurers that lower company tax creates more investment. productivity more jobs and wages i proposition that has been proved true again and again while that consensus used to be there it is there no longer and we have a lot there is a lot more work that needs to be done muslims around the world are celebrating the holiday but the syrian refugees in turkey only a small number will to go home for the festivities so they get reports the pres marking the start of. all as it's known in techie a time for devotion giving thanks and for sharing among communities. and
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stumbles fati district it's a bittersweet experience home to one of the largest syrian refugee populations in the city so much so that it's known as a damascus bazaar dotted with shops and cafes that are remind us of a country they want knew before war forced them to leave. ok ahmad martini has added to that mix he owns a shop in the heart of the community selling traditional syrian sweets and this week it's an especially busy time as many customers yun the flavors of home. and look he's in the army the idea of the this to bring people together but like a lot of syrians we are alone many of our families are still back home are scattered all over the place we have a generation of children who have no idea about the joyful celebrations we had back in syria during so we're making sure we pass on our traditions on to them and so the syrian community does what it can to keep its traditions alive there are an
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estimated twenty thousand to have decided to return home for the holidays but of course there are many here who simply cannot do that. turkey has taken in some three point five million syrian refugees more than any other country maj to has been here for more than two and a half years with his family they may be one and a half thousand kilometers from damascus but they don't want to be identified as their relatives still there he makes a living working in a textile shop to support his son and his two nieces their father died in the notorious said ny a prison four years ago for them each is less about the celebration more a reminder of their loss they had to sell their home to pay for the journey here and there is no we loved ones are far away my wife and i have the same situation both our brothers have disappeared for as we remember them we have no idea where
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they could be so for it is a painful time not a happy celebration of. my she says while bashar al assad remains in power in syria he cannot return even to see his relatives it's too dangerous for this couple it's the children that give them the reason to carry on. the decoration you see we put it up for the children because they wanted it it's our way of giving them something special for aid a tradition he hopes in time will become less painful. al-jazeera istanbul now the new hit film crazy rich asians has premiered in singapore where the highly anticipated romantic comedy is set but some people aren't happy with how the city state has been portrayed with critics saying the film fails to showcase singapore's ethnic diversity the film opened above expectations in the u.s. last week earning more than thirty four million dollars in its first five days as
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the first hollywood film in more than two decades with a majority asian cast. i'm ecstatic that people are enjoying the movie more than any of us being number one the fact that people are emotionally connecting with the characters care about it i've never had a movie that has this kind of fervor and i've done big movies with this when there's something very personal to people and if you like a bigger movie than just the movie itself so i'm very excited. part time for a quick check of the headlines here in al-jazeera investigators in the u.s. have successfully prosecuted two big players in donald trump's twenty sixteen election campaign michael cohen wants the president's personal lawyer says he broke the law or off the directions from trump and in a separate trial a jury found trump's former campaign chairman guilty of a charge is full mana force now facing sentencing for breaching campaign finance laws tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.
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which. meanwhile russia has dismissed claims from microsoft that it's been targeting u.s. political groups through cyber attacks the world's biggest software company says it stopped fake websites that were set up to steal log information from visitors ahead of the u.s. midterm elections but the russian foreign ministry says there's no evidence to support microsoft's claims and calls the allegations a witch hunt facebook says it's taken down more than six hundred fifty fake accounts that were part of descent from asian campaigns originating in russia and iran the social media giant says the fake accounts targeted users in the middle east latin america the u.k. and the u.s. but the company identified no link or coordination between the separate things.
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cleanup efforts are underway in kerala after southern india's worst floods in a century that killed at least three hundred seventy people about a million still remain in makeshift camps australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull faces a second challenge to his leadership after several ministers offer their resignation malcolm turnbull now is survived a vote of no confidence on a tuesday his challengers peter dutton says he's working on it when you did this current bills also announced dump his controversial proposal to cut company taxes after all objectively parliament and iran has unveiled a new fighter jet as tensions with the u.s. continue to increase president hassan rouhani got a firsthand look at the cockpit of the new aircraft which will be produced locally rouhani says iran will keep boosting its military well those were the headlines that he continues here an al-jazeera after the street station and so much of. every weekly news cycle brings
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over the next twenty days inmates in prisons jails and immigration detention centers will hold peace for citizens hunger strikes and labor stoppages to push for reform of a system that they say abuses and exploit them that's right this is the second national prisoner strike in two years organizers hope to encourage even more inmates them than the twenty four thousand who took part in that record breaking protests this year is demonstrations are led by jailhouse lawyer speak and incarcerated group of reform advocates they're supported by several other groups seeking changes to the prison system the strike was called in response to the death of seven inmates in a riot at a south carolina state prison in april it was the worst disturbance in a u.s. prison in twenty five years organizers of the strikes have severed months take a look at this case featuring a former prisoner and organize a court hold dorsey he outlined some of the most pressing issues for inmates. prisoners of calls for. media improvement to prisons and prison conditions access
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to vote having access to law library law resources rehabilitation access and services. grants should be reinstated there's been less and less services for the d.v. college degrees and particularly rehab services for more on the strike we are joined from columbia south carolina by crystal rountree she is a representative and organized if a jailhouse to speak which is leading the protest we're also joined by shawn drug was outgo she's a formerly incarcerated writer who's prison diaries was honored with several awards she joins us from orange connecticut where molly roasted is a member of the california coalition for women prison is she's also a program coordinator for project rebound at california state university as well as a just leadership usa she joins us from fullerton california hello everybody. but on my computer hello on my computer with
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a member of our community who explains why we're here today and why this strike got started kimberly here says what led to the strike today were the horrible conditions that prisoners were forced to live in a condition and conditions that mirrored the conditions but in slaves people were forced to live in and i think anyone being oppressed would fight back she goes on to say it was this incident at least correctional institution that we mentioned at the top of the show in south carolina and the horrible deaths of seven inmates and injuring of others that really galvanized the situation and sparked these men and women into action kristal. that apart from our international audience explain to us what happened that led to why we're here today. thank you for having me and once again. you know prison conditions you know this the this trial is essentially a demand for the recommendation of the human rights prison and the state of the
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prisons in this country currently. there was a why that took place you know which you alluded to earlier at least correctional institution in april of this year in south carolina where seven inmates were in fact you know and seven four others were injured in very preventable under forgettable circumstances certainly. as a as a result of that prisoner the prof nation especially want to bring worldwide mass extinction in awareness again to the conditions that they are being subjected to with a dangerous and violent island and non productive conditions of the prison system right now prisoners are simply being warehoused without any sort of insensitive no rehabilitation no treatment programs and so we. we have a situation here that i describe as they cried. wolf and. the
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prisoners are they have a whole. array and that they are requesting as a result of this you know as a part of their demands but it's national prison strike some of those things are definitely in a media and. that they are. going to benefit thanks and immediate in your presence which is legitimately happening and going on right here today in america presents a question that you'll certainly can't just making i hear i'm out and i. and some resonating because you have been on the other side you have been inside. what point would you have just been surprised that ok that's a nationwide strike i would say no surprise whatsoever the person has some presence to say we're not working i'm not surprised that our you know what happened at least correction no facilities was a tipping point and so across prisons in california you know we're overcrowded
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there's a lack of programming conditions of the needs of the policy improvements and so when you're warehousing folks in these deplorable conditions. something that happens even in another state can give you the courage and energy to step up and represent what you feel is it's human dignity for you within california prisons we have almost one hundred and sixty thousand folks and ages we'd leave the national rate in suicide in deplorable conditions we've been warehousing folks through prison expansion since the eighty's so it's really time for. governor brown who's the governor here in california governor it's a across this nation to start treating incarcerated people with dignity and respect
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ninety five percent of all incarcerated folks return to their communities that return should be a return where there is jobs where there is access to resources where there is higher education and it can start inside the prisons and they say because his son and i can i jump in your post i mentioned there are two two separate issues though involved in this strike one of the tap demand is changing prison conditions which i wholeheartedly agree with the second one is about wages and abolishing prison labor i have written extensively my experience with prison labor was actually positive i know that's not a typical situation but there are people who undergo significant emotional and rehabilitative changes through their prison jobs and i know when i was in if someone told me we're striking and then as of tomorrow we might not have jobs i don't know if i would have survived. do you want to explain what that was and the how it helped you get through your time shonda it was
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a kitchen job so it was manual labor setting up the food serving it to the other women in the facility it actually taught me a significant number of leadership skills and as i have explained to a lot of other people it got me out of a five by ten cell that's not a natural state for a human being that's maybe sitting in a box or a cage maybe for as doing animal or a new litter of kittens it's not of all we're not for human beings so even though i was being brought into a kitchen where i had to work very hard for seventy five cents a day i was still in an open area where i could move around like a human being i was also doing things like cooking a soup or serving a stew that somewhere in the world someone else was doing the same thing whereas sitting in my cell that's just rotting in festering that's not human activity. i mean and so i think some of that around i think that's one of the reasons why it's been hard to get some of these reforms and policies change because the labor their
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folks still inside they are grateful for some of those skills to translate to jobs on the outside however you know those jobs inside can be a whole lot better wages can be improved the conditions in which people were definitely can be improved and instead kind of attitude of gratitude that many of us have going into the prison system. because we're shamed and we're embarrassed of the things that we've done to get there common leads us to this really graceful attitude around getting out of the sale and having these kind of dining room jobs for eight cents an hour or seventeen cents an hour but i think the bigger picture here is that it doesn't allow us to say it doesn't it doesn't allow us to support our families on the outside prison wages don't allow you to be productive
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members of your family when you're incarcerated and their income is removed from your family when you're locked up right now and i think that's why there are several people online who are likening it to slavery this is august twenty one j.b. where who says the u.s. prison labor system is based upon the thirteenth amendment which justifies slavery as punishment for a crime the system claims a lot of labor is voluntary but if prisoners refuse to work they are inherently punished by being trapped in the confines of their cells or solitary now and on that note we also got a video comment from someone who's working directly on this issue this is as is a legal and advocacy director for projects south which is focused on this issue in this is what she told the stream. immigrants and the salute to our bishop we call every wish to participate in this one for the program by using threats of violence facing them in solitary confinement and they don't participate actually placing
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them in solitary or depriving them of life assessing so what are the plaintiffs and i mean the thing to the side that you actually have sensed in the morning to bangladesh but she was detained at this with his hands in the center and i. said that because you haven't just you he's a man and judges mention these here wages between one and all the rest and they can only see just came in and so he said no work tomorrow and so forth that he will stays in solitary for several days and he continues to suffer from the impact of that. so american i can see you nodding your head there i want to know her and trash audience as i did there in that video comments talking about immigration detention center but it shows really how broad this issue is because it's across jails prisons immigration detention centers and other places so that idea of this being modern day slavery is not something that you can understand why people are saying oh it is still you it's a program results in you lose in time it may result in you lose and prove her
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religious it will result in you not earning any day for day milestone credits so working in the prison is a voluntary thing but then this is not voluntary because you're honest if you don't work but again you don't receive the sufficient amount of pay for that work the labor that you put in is nowhere near equal and just because there's a loophole in the united states constitution doesn't mean that people should be treated inhumanely without it. and that's what the thirteenth amendment so i can see we can stand on the light let me just say that amendment a polish slavery and. except if you are in prison so for an i.v. still exist in the united states if you're a prisoner christabel yeah absolutely a slavery deal is very much a lot of the way all of this in this country to say legitimized by the thirteenth
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amendment as several people have such gone already but i just want to back up for a moment and note that. in some such in south carolina majority of the people incorporate there are literally being warehoused and i mean they're not working so there are other ways that people have decided to really gauge in the strike such a sit in boycott not spending any money during for the next twenty day all of this is designed to send a message to the system and so in fact yes there are many prisoners in this country who are working under slave like conditions and we know this clearly as a slavery. but i just want to mention for the record that there are a number of people in the news in this country prisoners of war of course the raid in detention centers immigration detention centers. and other locations that
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actually do not have a job they are literally being warehouse that they will be participating in the strike it will show i have to play this for our audience this comes from the casa wanted well because organizing committee this is a cannes he sums up what it is like to work as a prisoner and the wages you get have a listen to how i stormed out of the long social reform revolution and then and then i became a good washer. and it's all made use of the to see. you've been brainwashed to pray don't you see no thank you i want to make twenty dollars a month matrix with the purpose of the. restitution. so joining us on the line from stockton prison an alabama we have traced justice he is a co-founder of on heard voices that's a nonprofit advocating prison reform and he's a key organizer of the strike talking to us from inside on his phone fifty just
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this house is like going so far well hopefully it's going pretty good now. we don't require these guys to actually doing the work stoppage or anything like that. but what we're focusing on is in the majors is to such as home and west jefferson and sanctuary and even waters where we're open to everything to go and as far as being able to reach out to the god there's been really silent today we're assuming that they have the camps at this time. so what actually happens when christmas go on strike well basically what we're doing is we are doing a peaceful protest and all we require is that the comrades not to report to their jobs with their institutional chops this is the brother on the recording something about it kitchens. what we call industrial jobs that alabama uses.
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and. we sit down and what we have requested amounts to is also to the stores in the canteen as well as any. packages from different companies such as you supply and so on we are asking also that that we've. been to the station. that is haitian your arse it also goes back to the state of alabama. now it's just so far beyond that isn't aware i want to share this tweet we got from someone august twenty one who says remember when you talk about the prison strike talk about what prisoners are striking for they included a list of demands among them at the very top of the list is an improving conditions of prisons and the second is an immediate end to prison slavery the list goes on there's about nine or ten things on that list what is number one for you why do you striking for the number one thing for me and i think it's very important that every
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comrade that is. striking always remember our main goal is always to abolish the thirteenth. and our state constitution as well here in alabama that would be a section one article thirty two of the alabama not you know where constitution that gives a loophole for the thirty members to. give the state anyway to slaves. and every other. every other thing that we are demanding in our demands such as in alabama want for instance changes dealing with a life without parole. and other issues such as bringing in good time for inmates to actually have control of their own fate in chains and their release date and the parole. such as. the parole is good guidelines as far as when an embed is eligible. to
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return back to. a lot of our demands they. pretty much mirror each other i know in south carolina the brothers over there are asking for voting rights which is something that we here in alabama have someone one foot in the door doing so. at this hour by inmates that have not moral turpitude crimes are allowed to vote it's obvious to seize or inside the jails and once they return it's . receiving a pardon from the state but i think it's important that we remember that our main focus and goal is to. ask. for the movement and. the third thing from them. thank you for with for for mentioning prison abolition because that should be our primary goal is to abolish prison and as she said to
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that list there are so many demands all ten of them are very important. for me i would definitely want to say that number one i'm just improving the conditions but we need to abolish prisons and since we still have prisons that exist in our society today we need to have those prisons. with. conditions that support the health hole in this and wellness of people and that's access to programming good mental health good medical care dental care and access to higher education but another really important point on the list of demands is that around sentencing reforms in the state of california there are over one hundred twenty cent and some reforms on the books that oftentimes lead people to getting the really high sentences of a sixty eighty one hundred years alive. and that's death by incarceration and thank
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you again for mentioning the life without the possibility i wrote the calquing coalition for women prisoners held a drop in l. wop rally at the steps of the capitol in sacramento california asking governor brown to commute all five thousand sentences to live with the possibility they've been very good here in california with commuting sentences but they could do better and then i just want to bring women into the conversation because incarcerated women are different than incarcerate and if folks are going to so exist in these cages we need to start thinking about ways that gender play a part in that and thirty try hands and not doing that and for me they're nice just more access to services and programs that the individual's identity so right now and i spoke to a couple of correctional department so i teamed up because we wanted to have that voice in this conversation and then turn up in the conversation but he did send
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a statement south carolina department of correction this is what they told us when we told them that we were doing this show they said that the agent saying is aware of a nation why present strike starting on august twenty first twenty eighteen we're currently monitoring the situation for any activity within the presence the agency will take the necessary actions to ensure the presence of say. milk on that side we always get comments like this on turn without this live on the ship or so i want to share with you brett armstrong says no one cares when you break the laws in america you forfeit freedom what do you say to people like brant i would say several things first i would say you don't necessarily have to forfeit freedom if you have transgressed or broken the law but there's a larger issue and i'm glad that this person who tweeted said arts commented on youtube said that is that we have a and entirely too punitive society we have made it if you look at what's happening
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in the recent immigration situation where children are being separated from parents in the united states the attitude is that if you have broken a law if you have sinned if you have transgressed then anything goes so you remember when we're talking about just losing freedom i think this person might be envisioning short sentences or things like that what i believe the other guest and i are talking about is the loss of life. mentioned people who are sentenced to death by incarceration also the risks in prison labor of dying are actually kind of high and there's no osha protection there's no workplace safety precautions that are implemented for inmates because we are could not considered under the law employees which is another aspect of this that is totally dehumanizing and devalues everything that we've done let me give you no thank you very funny are obviously heard. people talk about one point that i would love went out. because of a vet of that if you really have
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a problem so rare or whoever was there. there is no law look the world. new york times to me from north. so it is very much in your interest to worry about what goes on in these places such as these prisons are in the united states of america called. when i get out. why not very will work well for you. and you know you pay your taxes to everything there are so many of. us just this as and that's a really interesting point right now and i want you to do a humble brag of all of the studies and the qualifications you got while you were incarcerated. wow wow i was able to get some firefighter training that included first first responder certification i earned several degrees inside
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to several to get relief to minute to mention how many degrees. how many. degrees of master's degree in masses and. that's not enough to have a conversation with a. university. so this this thing this what we're seeing right in front of us this is really been we have been attention this conversation is not over yet if you're watching on t.v. we would like you to going to youtube where we will continue the conversation on you cheap we don't know where that address is go to at a.j. stream on twitter we will tweet to the address for you so that you can pick up the conversation we have krista we have children who has been incarcerated we have ramallah and who has been incarcerated we have swift justice who is currently in prison right now. we will pick up on you tube with this comment this is brian on twitter who says i defer to strikers to define success but i think they've already
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climate change and technological disruption especially the rise of intelligence in bioengineering this will change the world more than anything else professor you know one hundred three talks to al-jazeera. donald trump's former lawyer and personal fixer pleads guilty to illegally interfering in the twenty sixteen election but more crucially michael cohen appears to implicate the president. and separately a jury finds donald trump's former campaign chairman paul manifold guilty of tax fraud. hello i'm down in jordan the sound is iraq live from also coming up facebook says
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it's removed hundreds of fake accounts from russia and iran running distance and nation campaign. and while muslims around the world celebrate the festival of the need for some syrians the holiday is bittersweet. the man who was supposed to fix problems for donald trump has become the potential problem for the president michael cohen the president's longtime personal lawyer has agreed a plea deal with prosecutors he's told the court he broke campaign finance laws and was directed to do so by donald trump that could have big implications. for the president as christensen he now reports. he was the president's fixer his longtime attorney the man who dealt with issues before they became big problems michael cohen arrived at the office of federal investigators in new york on tuesday representing potentially be biggest problem of donald trump's presidency he pleaded
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guilty to eight charges brought by federal prosecutors including that he paid an adult film star stormy daniels to keep quiet during trump's run for president after she claimed they had an affair the president at first denied all knowledge when asked about the payments. but in court cohen said it was at the direction of then candidate trump that he made the payment as well as one to another woman a former playboy model karen mcdougal over their alleged affair what he did was he worked to pay money to silence two women who had information that he believed would be detrimental to the two thousand and sixteen campaign and to the candidate and the campaign cohen's name came across the desk of special counsel robert muller during his investigation into alleged collusion between the trump campaign and russia he referred what he found to prosecutors in new york and in april they
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instructed the f.b.i. to raid cohen's home an office in new york they seized boxes of documents including communications between donald trump and collins in a statement president trump's current attorney rudy giuliani said there is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the president and the government's charges against mr cohen mr collins actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time. but michael cohen's lawyer lanny davis said his client had testified that quote donald trump to rect and him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principle purpose of influencing an election if those payments were a crime for michael cohen then why wouldn't they be a crime for donald trump michael cohen now faces up to five years in prison he's a man who once said he'd take a bullet for donald trump now people are wondering how much of
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a mark his case will leave on the president of the united states presidents only al jazeera new york and as michael cohen was in court in new york a jury in virginia found the president's former campaign chairman guilty of tax fraud bank fraud and breaching electoral finance laws hold manifolds now facing a lengthy prison term as agalloch and i reports. he was once one of the most influential men in washington now poor man afford his facing life behind bars after a trial lasting three weeks the jury found him guilty on a charges of tax and bank fraud over the course of the trial the jury was told man afford had millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts and paid for a lavish lifestyle with loans he lied to get. president trump was in west virginia when the verdict came down he called man a fort a good man but says the case is not about russian collusion. you know. nothing like. that because.
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we can. trace. the other ten charges were declared a mistrial but prosecutors may choose to retry him on a fourth at a later date trump's former campaign manager faces another trial on similar charges next month leaving some in the legal community wondering whether he might cooperate with the miller investigation they do suggest that pollyanna for it might have greater reason to cooperate with prosecutors with. special counsel's investigation and if mr metaphoric does indeed begin to cooperate that's where mr trump faces potential problems on the front of the russian investigation despite the president's claims this trial is seen as an important test for the miller investigation the charges in this case may not have been about collusion but they came from the military mr mann of four is disappointed of not getting acquittals all the way through or a complete hung jury on all counts he is evaluating all of his options at this
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point paul mana for this is been a spectacular fall from grace but president trumps claims that robert muller's investigation is a witch hunt have been dealt a spectacular blow over muller a said nothing publicly for months but after this case he may not have to a guilty plea here is given his investigation legitimacy and that may speak volumes and gallacher of his era alexandria virginia meanwhile russia has dismissed claims from microsoft that it's been targeting u.s. political groups through cyber attacks the world's biggest software company says it stopped fake websites that were set up to steal logon information from visitors ahead of the u.s. midterms but the russian foreign ministry says there's no evidence to support microsoft's claims and calls the allegations a witch hunt she have a chance she has more from washington d.c. . microsoft says russian hackers set up several domain names which were removed last week by microsoft pretty quickly they say without any damage being done but these domain names resemble other web sites that people are familiar with users all
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familiar with they end their web addresses with words like senate group senate dot services hudson org i r i organize the international republican institute. it's a three official campaign trying to get users to log on to these web addresses and enter their credentials they think they're communicating with the senate or the right wing think tank but in fact by giving their credentials to hackers the russians deny any involvement this is what a kremlin spokesperson said we do not know what hackers they're talking about we don't know what is meant by influence on election we hear confirmations for america that there was no influence on elections who exactly are they talking about we don't understand what the proof and the basis for them drawing these kind of conclusions such information or proof is lacking microsoft hasn't really furnished us with any real evidence of the russian involvement but certainly this adds to that atmosphere of fear about russian involvement or alleged involvement in the
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election process here in the u.s. and facebook says it's taken down more than six hundred fifty fake accounts that were part of dissin summation campaigns originating in russia and iran the social media giant says the fake accounts targeted users in the middle east latin america the u.k. and the u.s. but the company identified no link or coordination between the separate campaigns in a statement online facebook says they use similar tactics to mislead users about who they were and their objectives are larry magid is a technology journalist and c.e.o. of connect safety dot org he says he believes the fake accounts were set up to target american voters. look at fig nif akin to weather in the big c. of facebook of course they're tiny but neither account had reached over one hundred fifty five thousand facebook user their facebook user accounts as well as accounts on instagram so it has some impact i'm not going to tell you it's going to influence an election but certainly it helps propaganda and getting the point
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across and it's a violation certainly of facebook's terms the fairest are in authentic accounts representing foreign powers to try to influence american opinion i don't think they have any political reason why they would do this if it weren't true so my i believe them i think that these were in fact site fed up by people associated with russia as your report said to steal credentials potentially doom if information and potentially even drop malware on people's devices i think that you know contrary to what some have claimed i think the russians that claim to trumpet claimed there's no evidence that these accounts have not influenced their election we may not have proof that they did but there's certainly no evidence that they did get in fact if you look at the way campaigns spend money a lot less money if spent on things or more money i should say on things like lawn find and television ads obviously people think the influence the electors voters so why wouldn't fake accounts on facebook and ads on facebook and instagram and elsewhere influence a people who vote
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a massive cleanup is underway in care enough to southern india as worst floods in a century but more than a million people are still living in makeshift camps off of days of torrential rain floodwaters all finally receding and some people are returning to their homes under thomas reports from the town of mana. we've met stan you'll thomas in an evacuation camp fisherman rescued him from his home on friday now he wants to go back. but on tuesday morning the only way back was by canoe. but if we can do it. we can very easily from here go from there day where it is stated. that if we're going to see. as we were paddled for kilometers across a broad over paddy fields and through people's gardens we heard and saw animals left behind and occasionally came across people. thomas' village
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itself is on relatively high ground the central street almost now dry it's very different to when the greatest volume of water barrel through on saturday after thomas had left. his adult son had stayed behind to help rescue others and say forty could at home he took us inside the news generally good a both property and people anybody in this town died low on the low over the. news from the. world but one. that's remarkable when you see the damage. thomas' neighbor state to his house shook as it cracked it's still under water and in the front garden made there was another hazard. but all day tuesday the
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water was dropping and back on the main street a surprise to the big wheel trucks from the national disaster response force had managed to drive in people. and then queues formed fast. yet. they had. the men brought the basics rice biscuits water they also brought hope. these trucks getting here is a really good sign of the waters are receding and bad though the situation still is it is getting better andrew thomas al jazeera man of care a lot of time for a short break here on al-jazeera when we come back sad d. t. be added.


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