the details the kind that cannot be conveyed in two hundred eighty characters or fewer exposing how the press operates it is their language it's their culture it's their context of why certain stories take precedence while others are ignored we can have a better understanding of how the news is created we're going to have a better understanding of what. the listening post on al-jazeera. i know i'm in london a quick look at the headlines the u.s. has threatened to sanction the international criminal court calling it unaccountable and dangerous u.s. national security adviser john bolton says i.c.c. judges in officials would be slapped with financial and criminal charges if they try to charge americans accused of war crimes in afghanistan bolton also confirm the trunk of ministration will close palestine's diplomatic mission in washington
we will not cooperate with the i.c.c. we will provide no assistance to the i.c.c. and we certainly will join the i.c.c. . we will let the i.c.c. die on its own after all for all intents and purposes the i.c.c. is already dead. in our other top stories the un is saying more than thirty thousand people have been displaced by fighting in syria's last major rebel held province in the north government and allied russian forces of increase that bombardment of it live in the past few days as well as parts of adjacent hama a group say they are deeply concerned about a potential humanitarian crisis in the region. at least six people have been killed and another sixteen injured in a car bomb explosion in somalia's capital mogadishu a car rammed into
a local government office al qaeda linked group al-shabaab has released a statement to say it was behind the blast. the iraqi prime minister has made a surprise visit to bosnia where weeklong protests have left at least fourteen people dead protesters accuse hydrilla buddies government of corruption and failing to provide jobs and basic public services about thirty thousand people have been hospitalized from drinking contaminated water. a report by the charity save the children says six hundred thousand children are expected to die from hunger in war zones this year the charity is warning that starvation is now frequently used as a weapon of war and lawyers for brazil's jailed former president louise and as you alluded to silva say he'll keep fighting to run in next month's presidential election is barred from running because of a corruption conviction the supreme court has rejected his latest appeal. we'll bring you more on that story and everything else in about twenty five minutes time i'll have the news hour for you death by design now continues.
in the last couple days legal for home sales in the fall down season is obviously youngest abbas to do it has died and fifteen others were injured after an explosion at a foxconn factory in chengdu southwest china the details here to some opened on cuba you know just a little whole way that all student occurred at around seven pm in a polish it appears to have been triggered by an explosion of combustible dust in a duct. no one to be surprised that aluminum dust if it's in a high enough concentration and there is an ignition source it will produce explosion and fire this is a hazard which is extremely well known. so the fact that apple suppliers have an explosion in chengdu in the plant means that they had very poor
housekeeping very poor production processes that's terrible. what's completely unacceptable is that five months later at another plant within the apple supply chain they had another explosion and fire. its outrageously inexcusable that they had a second one five months later. they set up these supply chains exactly the way they want them they monitor these private chains with exacting scrutiny so they know exactly what's going into their products at every point along the way.
here. we have a town hall i fix the guns and i'll show you how. to i have an i phone five here and them and show you a little bit about what's inside what makes it take and some of the design choices that apple made putting it together to the first thing out paul has on the bottom is to proprietary penta loeb screws this is a security screw that apple designed to keep people out of the phone once you get the phone open we can start to see the guts this isn't really a phone it's pretty much a full blown computer that can make your phone last for eight hours or you need a really big battery. batteries and phones last about four hundred charges every cell phone i have ever had to pop the back off you could pull the battery out swap a new battery and every year or two you have to replace the battery apple has decided with the i pod and now the i phone that they don't like that model so what
they are doing is building the batteries in the phone and using proprietary screws on there and attempt to limit the lifespan of the phone to about eighteen months which is around the time when they have a new phone and they want you to buy a new one anyway. i think says a company that wants to see everything get fixed so we show people how to fix things and provide the parts tools and guides to enable them to do so helping everyone fix everything so that's the challenge it's a big challenge because there's millions of devices out there and luke and i are reluctant capitalists we get excited selling screwdrivers even though that seems like a boring product because we're selling people a capability with able to do something that they wouldn't have otherwise we want to make it simple and easy for me to repair their own stuff. the amount of raw materials that go on the products that we use are stagnant over five hundred pounds around material go into making in
a down south. so here's an example of a circuit board in this you waste bin this is out of apple laptop from a few years ago even if you make this circuit board in the most environmentally friendly way it's still going to use a ton of water a ton of money probably literally a ton of water lots and lots of materials. when we know of or most of you know. nothing is different. electronics industries close the ways that through this the american manufacturers are. they're selling a thing and they're saying well you have it but you don't really own it. there's no way we're ever going to be a. ford would never sell you a car we're not going to make tires available to keep your car running after thirty thousand miles you have an entire ecosystem an entire industry that's built on
secrecy and. that's trying to pry open the show people what's inside. and we've kind of been conditioned by manufacturers and brands to leave yourself on the outside don't worry about the details we make this product we give it to you and you just use this product and when it stops working you go buy a new one. when we originally started i fix it it was just a way to provide people with some solution to fix broken devices. and over time we've realized both the manufacturing and the environmental problems are all huge concern. over the last few years i've been to china on a regular basis a lot of data related to our tool manufacturing. we're looking at getting
circuit boards manufactured. this is the big rechargeable battery and this is the main circuit board in here so considering it's just a flashlight you can see it's a surprisingly complex circuit board and i've got these basic schematic of the circuit board once we did it and we'll leave them with the team and has been. finding this supplier that is environmentally friendly has good quality and has reasonable pricing all three of those at once is probably going to be a challenge. for the next photo.
visiting factories we've found that it's surprisingly effective to show up on short notice. in general any factory of it's not willing to let you see the factory is an immediate red flag at least for someone that we don't want to do business with. this is the big lie. and then the factory said this is where they're edging it bringing all these nasty acids and other chemicals and. you've got a little bit of acid believe you can see acid on the outside of the machine. i walked over to where there were some storage tanks and it was basically assets all over the floor and the moment i looked over that they told me get back away
from here and this isn't giving me a good feeling. as far as making sure everything's done correctly environmentally it doesn't seem like that's a priority for them. and they go about them out river and. the fact that it was so dear to you is the price you have to pay for the last thirty years of development you. don't want to buy from them. what do the somebody. that you hope. that incentives the. odds just by putting on. one. hundred or. so since it will be
sure so i say she brings mice in that would tend to buy them just. as a what the idea what that. meant was on so that. you know buy new computer. the woman sitting down went to a sudden and so when we should. do it it's a typical hum i pod. but to give you a thing to. do you see. the bit. that is constantly changing. a lot of those. he had. spent
a lot of time travel interactions. and you see. this is definitely the most professional of factories visited. the fact that we're being taken for this water treatment facility is a really promising sign. you start out with incredibly yucky water and it goes through a progressive series of filters and other processes and eventually you end up with a fully acceptably clean water. the coolest thing when the water is coming through the treatment facility some of the water comes out and dumps into this and they have been here in the factory and i said well i know the water treatment is working ok as long as the fish are still alive a little unfortunate for the fish because if something breaks maybe the fish die
but it's clear to me that this would definitely be a factory to buy from up the one we visited. from the institute of public and environmental affairs module. thank you ladies and gentlemen i'm truly honored and humbled to be the first chinese citizen to receive the school award thanks set up this institute of public bar mental affairs i p n our first project is to be a national water pollution database. though this records comes from the government
sources the public can access the information by click on the locations on the map because people want to know you know who should be held responsible for such a bat what a pollution situation and so far we got some more than one hundred and ten thousand records of violations in our database. in april two thousand and ten we file letters to twenty nine by t. brands to check with them whether those polluting factories whether they are their suppliers. all of them responded except the one that is an apple. apple just give us one statement that is we have a long term policy not to disclose our supply chain. not to.
my june contacted me and we began to work together to apply additional pressure to a company with headquarters here in the united states might join singled out a number of facilities that he believed were in apple so that it had a very heavy environmental impact in their locality and when he level of those charges apple was shocked and sort of in denial that this type of problem to this extent could really exist in their supply chain. i think it's important to understand that this is not just about apple you know this is about the idea industry. they all share printed circuit board
manufacturers they all share chip manufacturer is you know despite their audit protocols there is a lot more talk than walk on environmental impacts in the supply chain. you say to yourself how could they not know about any of these problems but you know it's it's always you ask and it's all you look for so if you're not there and you have a checklist of what you need and you need it now and that checklist does not include what's going on at the end of the pipe of your wastewater treatment plant it's actually conceivable that you know exactly where it's being made you just don't know exactly how it's being made and what the impact is. that's what's going on not just with apple but with all of these companies. forty years of operating the environmental protection agency in this country these are american based companies hard to believe. we still have this industry which is discharging so much waste not just normal waste
a hazardous waste. in just one supplier it generates more than one hundred thousand tons of hazardous waste in one year. how could we dispose stuff you know in a safe way so how much a time bomb this industry's gonna create. in electronics at this moment of time i believe we're in the dinosaur age. we're using too many resources too many raw materials and the life of a computer is a typically three to four years.
for a small company in r. and. a mission is to choose a fair trade computer. in the early days i repaired this component levels on the computers and one imports. from i noticed that too was huge amount of waste in the computer industry. so we started designing and building up data of brain reuse with computers. this is my father's environmental drill and all my trusty and just you know such and such just. how can you build a computer without plastic how could you build a computer without lead mercury p.v.c.'s brominated flame returns and all the other heavy metals. that was our gold
the material we use is wood so it's technology of a hundred years ago but it's perfectly good. computers will last seven to ten years because home users non-technical people can repair and replace i'm never place in the memory you can extend the life of upgradeability. today is is there a major launch in europe. we've lots of invites and to people. we were awarded the world's first year piece. for integrated desktop computers it was the world's first ever achieve this award at that time i thought wow that the
gates would open with orders for flooding and first that was not the case maybe a little bit of naive essay on my part. it's hard out there that government agencies some people like that there is no room for environmental they are totally just bottom line. i'm looking at it now it's one little step at a time the what we need to do is it work harder build more computers and get people to join us. americans toss out a lot of gadgets every day. if we look at the three million or so tons of electronic waste that gets generated in the united states every year probably fifteen percent of that gets recycled. and some percent of that gets recycled in a responsible fashion. to
a male voice here that. we think ok will send are you waste of china let them burn it let them have the pollution but we have to remember that air pollution travels around the globe that pollution is getting lost into the atmosphere and coming right back to us. metals and metals and metal you know and it's there's no other form for it to convert to you can convert it from being in the soil to being in the water to being in the air but you still have a metal. in our work we fly through clouds and we sample the cloud droplets and we measure the chemistry of each one very fast as you're flying through a cloud. there flashing as fast as you can imagine on a screen and we collect all that information and what we get is what's a chemical fingerprint. in california with getting rid of lead in gasoline we've
reduced the amount of lead we have in so when lead shows up that is one of the tracers that we say this could be from elsewhere and we can trace it back in time and say you know four days ago this air was over asia. and you have more pollution and you have more aerosols those go into the cloud and in so you have so many that they can't get big enough to fall and lead to rain. and it's giving you these extremes of either not enough water in some places and way too much water in other places. what happens if we push it too far. we'll start to see more of these extreme events things like flooding and hurricanes. these are what people often refer to as tipping
points and not so that's what we're very concerned about happening. my attachment to my devices is more complicated now. it's hard to get excited about the next new model or a great knowing what they really cost to make. the industry in it's constant search for cheaper workers and land is moving on to new countries with few government safeguards or inspections. we all have a share in this problem. but we can use our voices and our buying power to demand real labor safety and greater environmental protections. the digital revolution has improved our lives in so many ways. we need to make sure it doesn't rob us of our health and our planet.
hello this developing el nino which is never particularly good news the eastern side of australia having suffered the winter drought and any little bit of this early spring right in the picture looks draw often as what's coming through the bite this cloud he will produce something in the way of rain but that's about it than just these we confront systems in the first one comes into wars adelaide but not getting there on tuesday it's a little warm breeze a twenty two here twenty four up in melbourne about the same in sydney sort of into the twenty's very reliably perth temporarily you are not you're being beaten by
east and neighbors and a similar story but a reduction in temperature for winds to the cloud is coming in the winter action has changed have you seen the significant rain probably not even in tasmania not a great deal in the forecast asked for new zealand what the remnants of what's called an active system still there could in quite happily through northlanders you can see the winds coming from the north so the potential for quite a lot of humidity and therefore raney's with us fifty in oakland fourteen down in the sunshine in christchurch and come wednesday looks like a nice dry picture and i should be able to say the same for go directly north to japan having suffered yet again days of rain we have probably got one day off but then i'm afraid the rain comes up again from the south.
his bronze. just we just see. it. on. and monday. on the. british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dr. five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. jewing sierra leone civil war nigerian forces were deployed to protect civilians instead some turned on the population in
plain sight of a journalist's camera this is a name to be will disagree with the peacekeeping force to look at the problem complete eighteen his own using his harrowing images international lawyers seek justice for those slaughtered by their guardians peace killers on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm maryanne demasi this is the al-jazeera news hour life from london coming up in ited states threatens to sanction the international criminal court if it proceeds with an investigation into alleged war crimes in afghanistan. more than
thirty thousand people have been displaced as syrian government forces continue to pound the last major rebel stronghold of a glib. repressed imprisoned and reeducated china is accused of widespread human rights abuses against its muslim minority population. and north korea extends a colorful olive branch to the international community as its leader kim jong un requests a second meeting with the u.s. president. and i'll be disturbing though with only a day sports novak djokovic lifts grand slam trophy number fourteen before weighing in to serena williams i'm fired disputes at the u.s. . welcome to the program united states has threatened to sanction the end. national criminal court calling it unaccountable and dangerous president on all trumps
national security adviser john bolton said i.c.c. judges and officials would be slapped with financial and criminal charges if they try to charge americans accused of war crimes in afghanistan and also confirm the trump administration is closing palestine's diplomatic mission in washington our white house correspondent kimberly hulk it reports. protests in the west bank as news filtered out washington was making good on its threat national security advisor john bolton made it official the u.s. is closing the washington office of the palestine liberation organization an effort to put pressure on palestinians to return to the negotiating table amid stalled peace talks with israel the trumpet ministration will not keep the office open when the palestinians refused to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with israel the threat of the mission's closure seen by many as retaliation for
actions by the palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas last year at the united nations calling for the investigation and prosecution of israeli officials through the international criminal court the actions in raged many in the united states who see the i.c.c. as a body rife with abuses and an infringement on u.s. sovereignty on monday bolton called for criminal sanctions against the i.c.c. if it moves ahead with investigating allegations of us work crimes in afghanistan those sanctions could even include blocking i.c.c. judges from entering the united states the united states will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court senior palestinian officials are enraged by the u.s. announcement following similar announcements of cuts to palestinian. aid the move of the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem and its blind eye to ongoing israeli settlement
expansion on disputed land this is an administrative mission of the us yeah administrations that sort of a nation. who continue its policies of blackmail and extortion. undermining the peace process and the two state solution the palestinian mission opened in one thousand nine hundred ninety four here in washington and palestinian leaders have long held any closure of the office would undermine peace efforts despite ignoring these warnings the trumpet ministration says it's still committed to peace could roll out its plan in the coming months kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington. or for this we can speak to scott anderson who is a fellow at the brookings institution and a former u.s. diplomat he joins me live from washington thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us so a ferocious attack by the u.s. national security adviser on the international criminal court what was the point of