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effort to educate our children that they are in their minds preparing to potentially be killed in their own school as unlikely as it is it doesn't feel that way to or kids we don't know how that's going to affect an entire generation we john cox is a reporter for the washington post who's investigated the impact of gun violence on children including the psychological toll of lockdown drills at schools someone has to get the gun i'm shooting people right now school shootings are no more common now than they were in the one nine hundred ninety s. and the likelihood of a child dying in one remains low. but after each mass shooting the demand for schools and kids to be prepared goes up. so we know that lock downs can be incredibly frightening but should we not have the kid do the drill and then the day comes and they have no idea what to do that's probably not a trade that parents or teachers would make go of somebody.
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that is the reality until we as a country make some really significant changes for the shootings from occurring in the first place or your belt i don't i don't know we've talked about running i mean fighting we haven't talked about giving aid all right this is just a brief little thing about pleading control and it'll work on kids your age. to tie one not whom but the pencils in their. own washing your presentation i thought this was curious enough to talk to kids about a woman shot in the medium bleeding on the mall what do you think about that he took this talk about why did you and i believe our kids know about this kind of stuff all right and i don't believe in a lot of respects that we give our kids credit for being able to handle what it is that needs to be talked about and because of that that's where we were very blunt or just very straightforward and it's going to hurt. more the way about see that than anything in the press. until you show was. taking
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a really. big cause i was scared if it happened to me like. you know that you've done the training how do you feel i feel more confident about it. for a generation from bill you would lockdown drills and connected by social media the thought of a shooting at school doesn't seem far away. it happened here a year ago at marjorie's dome in douglas high school in parkland florida. the government used illegally bought semiautomatic rifle to kill seventeen people. it was valentine's day. and for some students it wasn't unexpected. i had already planned like what i would do if a shooting were to happen because i was surprised that it happened at all. a few years ago when the shooting happened that the for
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a lot of the airport they said to always look dead if there's nothing else to do you go under somebody that has passed over so i had always told myself if i can't go out the window then that's what i would do so i did it. a lady eastman had just finished a presentation on hate groups when the gunman began firing a tour classroom. she took cover under her presentation partner. who had been shot and killed as soon as he saw i just followed his everybody movement and went underneath him and laid there and at that moment i just began talking to god and telling him i just i don't want to feel i just want to be fast i remember laying there and looking at the floor waiting for footsteps so i knew when to hold my breath because i didn't it was stupid to see me breathing alive i went to look like i was dead and i'd say about twenty seconds he moved on to the next class and i sat up and just sat in shock. that i gave birth to almost
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that distraught mother and gunshots. over the phone. she says. a lovely at all the us at a lair get off the phone and pay attention and can braid i assume she was going to be killed how could you ask in a small classroom where a guy with a k fifty how could you how did you find out a way i was safe. actually i was a texan that's how i know my baby. was a life because i thought a bubble she sticks it to see i'm ok and that's how i know. that the vigil for the one year anniversary of the parklane massacre it's a familiar scene. one repeated across the country in the aftermath the mass shootings and you. leave it's become so predictable.
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there's the shooting and then the politicians denounce it there are the vigils oh there's no morals there's intense coverage in the states. if you're a member of the media you just move on to move on to move on and move on because they just don't stop. after the news moves on survivors and their families are left to pick up the pieces. and i hate in your heart the three. in this first. to. be strong. listless three. the money another. wasn't like watching a six year old trying to process the trauma that she experienced it was difficult. she slept in my room for two weeks and you know one thing is you know it was very traumatic for her you know it was traumatic for me as well but i had to put on the brief. and be there for the. for me or
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my wrist guilt is still something that i struggle with knowing that i'm here but he's not. knowing that his parents aren't upset with me and. are happy that i'm alive makes me feel better but i feel like sometimes i'm alive at his expense because he of course. in my life. the parklane shooting reinvigorated the national conversation on gun violence and kick started a movement led by young people including a late. night last night working on her testimony so please you know your when you see your courage your. she's worked really hard on this. february she spoke at the first congressional hearing on gun violence in eight years many like me were fortunate enough to walk away with our lives but we will
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never be free from the terror some will carry visible scars but all of us were scarred emotionally for the rest of our lives i was in my fourth police activism has given her sense of purpose and a way to cope it was just eighteen with his whole life ahead of him but her mom worries that she still has a long recovery ahead of her she's pretty enough going balance we know this as a fact at the end of the day i tell her. when to come on the lights and auction is gone. you're going to be in a dark place by itself it's like the house and the only thing when the phone calls don't come in to come speak at this event you have to process what happened to you and seek help. often you'll see it right that people are ok in the beginning when they have a chance to talk about then when people go through transitions in what is when often the trauma really sets a. and it changes the trajectory of people's lives for decades.
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now and no other american community turns good word to each other for support in the wake of the nation's leaders. the event is only the beginning. my heart hurts for those people because. it's not a quick fix it's never going to be a quick fix your level and depth of trauma is totally going to vary based on a number of factors but there are in for a long road after columbine i stopped watching the new other morning and was a senior columbine high school when the shooting happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety. at the time that shocked the country it was the worst school attack in u.s. history. now it doesn't even make the list of top ten deadliest mass shootings. today other works as a high school english teacher has been through multiple lockdown drills but news of
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other mass shootings can still trigger inside attacks the trauma and what i went through that day will always be a part of me it's taken me quite a few years to kind of come to terms with that for nine years i was really not in denial that the event happened but in denial that the offense impacted me to the extent that it did felt last isolated alone i really started my journey at ten years ten years after the of it. frightening to think after the shooting at a movie theater in aurora colorado in two thousand and twelve there co-founded the rebels' project a support group for mass shooting survivor some victims' families. it started with people from a handful of incidents and care seven years later that has members from around sixty communities impacted by mass shootings if you could introduce yourselves and what community you're associated with. survived the. we
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started it because one of the things that we were missing were people who understood and people who we could talk to more deeply and not just about the worry there was it scary did you know the gunmen so we can automatically dive deeper i would always be freaking out like i'm going to go through this again i think it's probably because i was reliving it constantly like you know this is last for the flashbacks and i was like oh i'm going to just get and like i realize like it's not just stuff that i'm going to know but your brain of your brain has recalibrated itself to make you safe and so what your brain does is say oh well when my friend got killed it was sunny so maybe a sunny day becomes a trigger because that's what was going on last time something will happen and it makes so much sense that's why i couldn't smell pumpkin spice lattes from starbucks after my shooting without like breaking breaking down or eat greek yogurt for years
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that that's what trauma. i have taught i have met one other person that has a similar one and maybe you as you too when i get triggered for a day or two afterward i actually see bodies out of the corner my eye because that's what i saw when i was running out of the school it's not like a full blown like hallucination or anything it's just like at i like the liberals who write so. they do survivors everyday occurrences can take them back to the day they wish they could forget. the layers of years. until. the brass. counted as naked as he does through one more center and. he didn't freak out. he said. it could ask questions when
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you guys talk about the kind of trickery how long do you think your brain might be rewired that way forever or how little you have to undo it it takes a lot of work it's really hard labor. i started in the art three times theory of origin and. i wrote down every trigger. and they had to kong's two pages in the first year of every single trigger were to my final to build a loose. it's. triggers or exacerbated by news of other mass shootings which these days can be hard to escape. but the survivors say that staying connected with one of the other makes all the difference. we tend to think of trauma as this huge thing and something you're never going to get over. but if you take it in small steps at a time. you can get over it and. maybe. in the earlier years it's like
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a one step forward two steps back type of scenario now my steps back are shorter in a way i almost feel really awful for the people that it's happening to now because they don't get the coverage the other shootings get and that's really minimizing for someone's experience. when your shooting is out of the news cycle within a week what does that feel like as a survivor that feels like i should be over this. society is moving on but the people who are impacted aren't and then the struggle sometimes or even worse. long as you want to take one. that's the most turks are doing chris asked him are you going to be able to not even see it when i turn a corner in the night. i ended up buying the pizza and he was sitting at the table eating it when i went out and. only shown in the box.
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quickly. and this can do customer service. believe that's a lot of smiling and families walking with their kid is in there have be if. i can do it. i need find something that's more clerical behind the scenes. not the face any more like i used to be. this is my new normal. and it's just sad normal it's normal. you never think that your child would ever get ripped away from you. you know it's different when you have an illness and you prepare for it. but not when you think about your son the day before and your body is pete so you kissed him good night and that's it.
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when it's. a bond that nobody wants to share. but there is so many of us that have this connection from all over the country. and we should be connecting from the music we listen to or the cars that we like the regular teenage things. but a quick connecting because of gun violence. bluebirds years. of duction killings and announce new questions we don't know what happened so we can't heal fault lines investigates why native american women vanishing in disproportionate numbers in the us the search. for missing and
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murdered indigenous women. on al-jazeera are still searching these days you do look. i mean this was different not to say whether someone is going for someone who's been a red state it doesn't matter when you meet three i think it's how you approach an official enough that it is a certain way of doing it you can't just barge in and just a story and fly out. building up the pressure on iran the largest fires of its oil will now face sanctions on the us. you're watching al-jazeera live from doha i would be for the bad people are in
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tulsa heads over a million people evacuated out of psycho and forney his india's eastern coast with winds of up to two hundred kilometers an hour plus a show of strength from venezuela's president as the opposition leader for his military overthrow takes refuge with the spanish ambassador and a second woman convicted over the killing of north korea's leaders half brother is free but where the real masterminds of the attack. iran's economic situation could soon become a lot more precarious as a deadline on a u.s. sanctions waiver expires president donald trump's decision not to extend the relief measures for countries by evading oil will cut a vital source of revenue for tehran iranian oil sales i will ready fallen by half since the u.s. pulled out from the twenty fifty nuclear deal has a report from tehran and hours before more pressure from u.s.
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sanctions and to hold welcomed an important guest the boss of opec his visit to an oil and gas exhibition a signal that iran remains an important member of at least one very powerful public relations. what to do circumstances with all that but it was too good. it would do for those with the united states reimposed said. since it granted waivers to some of iran's biggest customers ending those waivers and iran supply means prices at the pump are likely to rise to address suggestions by u.s. president donald trump that some opec members namely saudi arabia and the united arab emirates might increase production to make up for iranian oil not making it to market it's probably potentially more dangerous to the very existence of the organization not to talk of that but does it with none of that. is. the morphs to divide this organization to saw its seeds of discord.
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to the extent that. we are not able to sit down and took to see shows let alone implemented to get a meeting to meet market demand has been an important part of how iran has kept selling oil and coped with us sanctions china turkey and iran have also said they cannot abide by unilateral american policies and will continue dealing with iran if pushed iran could obstruct shipping lanes in the strait of hormuz pull out of the twenty fifty nuclear deal and restart your brain human richmond none are things iranian leaders say they actually want to do but there is little doubt the country is hurting a crippled economy soaring prices runaway inflation iranians worry it could mean taxes going up and subsidies on fuel electricity and consumer goods going down last
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year this conference how even more buzz and even bigger exhibits and there was a little more excitement in the air about doing business but that was before the united states pulled out of the nuclear deal and really imposed sanctions but one russian chief executive said u.s. sanctions are exactly why russia wants to do even more business with iran but that's why we're here at the circus you know we've you know it's for sure. it will be educational opportunity for russian companies because so busy in many many years since there is fear you get very good relationships between iran as a country and russia as a country and so he union in vice and now is there is a good chance to start to mutual cooperation between companies. for the business level under u.s. sanctions he says the kremlin has encouraged companies to seek out iranian business partners characterizing sanctions as temporary complications but many iranians may
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say u.s. sanctions are not temporary enough and likely to lead to more hardship zero. now a speak to gabriel and zonda in washington in just a moment but first suzanne in a tehran forest zain so what impact it's going to have how much more is iran going to have as a result of the u.s. ending these exemptions. well that is exactly the question that people here have been trying to answer for many many months let's just take a look at what the circumstances are since last year since the u.s. president donald trump pulled the united states out of the joint comprehensive plan of action the twenty fifteen nuclear deal or oil sales have gone down by almost fifty percent that's what a lot of estimates put it at and as the major source of revenue for iran that's definitely a huge hit to the national a budget so to speak so we've seen oil sales go down by half we've seen prices go up we've seen the economy shrink in many iranians are worried that this could
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really lead the government into making drastic decisions like raising taxes or something to that effect so people here certainly are worried about how to move forward but we've asked that exact question to many iranians and were often met with a sense of bravado a sense of of of gritting their teeth and baring it a lot of iranians have told us that we've been sanctioned before we faced international sanctions not just us sanctions in the past and will be able to deal with it again but that was a different time iran in the last generation has changed drastically we've seen a larger population of young people come into the workforce they're looking for careers they're looking for jobs they're looking for a brighter future and that is something that isn't being met we're also seeing a level of expectation in terms of quality of life having gone up so there's a limit perhaps to how much iranians will be willing to tolerate this time in terms of a strain on their pocketbooks when it comes to facing more sanctions but we do get a sense of how the government is trying to prepare its people for moving forward
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last week we heard a speech from the supreme leader ayatollah. and in that speech he said that it was a speech to teachers and he said to those teachers be prepared for war you need to be prepared mentally for a conflict because he said that everything that the united states is doing is on a conflict put footing is putting the two countries on a war path and going forward every person in the country needs to be prepared to defend the country be it economically or militarily thank you for that same for a same tehran as cost over to washington d.c. now and given any found ok but what exactly does donald trump want to achieve with this move not to renew the lease measures for countries buying iranian oil including some of its allies. yeah that's right big allies including india japan south korea turkey greece and italy to name a few not to mention china which isn't certainly an ally of the united states but certainly major power in the world in
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a country that the united states is now in the middle of trade negotiations with so how that all affect that nobody knows but to get your question right off the top it's the u.s. has a whole host of things that they're hoping that this achieves number one the u.s. trumpet ministration does not think iran has given up its nuclear ambitions so they're trying to push iran to do to do that they're trying to push iran to change their behavior in the region behavior that washington says is destructive and there are certainly hardliners within the white house and polluting national security advisor john bolton and others within the white house that want to see a change of government in iran if they and they think if they can put anough economic pressure on the government it could force a change there so that's what the u.s. is hoping for might pompei or the secretary of state has said that already u.s. sanctions on iranian oil have cost it cost iran about ten billion dollars but with
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this move that will now for. far exceed ten billion if this goes this goes forward as the u.s. is planning could be three four five six seven times that the big question now is what happens if countries simply disobey this unilateral order by the united states particularly china or india what if they say no we're we're just still going to take iranian oil what will the united states do then there's really no answer to that i can tell you that this was definitely a move within the u.s. government that was spearheaded by the national security council in the white house and particularly john bolton pushing this very strong and listen the u.s. government says they do not want this to affect their any and people they only want to directly affect the iranian government but i can tell you it probably is going to affect the people in the country as well as you just heard there from saying
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thank you for that gabe gabriel is on to live in washington d.c. in other news cycle and funny is lashing the eastern indian city of poori with winds of up to one hundred seventy five kilometers an hour over a million people were evacuated ahead of the storm's arrival after significant destruction was forecast you know d. shaft and west bengal the psycho is the worst storm to hit the region in decades there speak to jacky khurana who is a journalist base you know joins us via skype tell us about the situation right now what kind of preparations have been made ahead of this storm. i don't and eight in indian die cycle so need to learn math not fully and that's time when she goes out on one hundred seventy five kilometers per hour and it is expected that to go up to two hundred kilometers per hour for almost an hour now. the storm is at forty and destruction is still contending that this will
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continue for another three four hours at least and in the afternoon a bit faster the other poster districts of all descend gradually move on to west bengal and then to bangladesh but as of now for me is going massive destruction on the coastal part of what is a member or the site is a very high point for an area and in last six years that i've been told major cyclops but this one tony is believed to be variously via something. not as big as what's happened in nine hundred ninety nine but this open cycle happened when ten thousand people die personally as big as the. piling cycle which happened in two thousand and thirteen and what we are told that moment does have taken place on the ground so far because of the preparedness of the already said the mine we are told that more than one million people have been evacuated for safer places and that is being taken as a big help where have these people been sent to where they being evacuated what sort of lot of preparations were made ahead of the storm making landfall. well the
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order the government has been making all of major professional for the last couple of days and with evacuation bostick will lift since yesterday. when before i was more than one million people have been evacuated and they have been taken to the effort with the most lame cycling characters' limb but all for nine nine nine. twenty years back ordered to have been preparing for this cycle on what effectively and it has been a pioneer in building up cycling preparedness and that is why they have built up hundreds of sites monster go to load work in order and when. these people have been taken. care of where their care products are day they have been given and. winspear bottles of it then they have been back to that we need to bear to saving lives a lot thank you so much for speaking to us and bringing us up to speed with the situation jackie khurana journalist joining us with the latest on cycling forney which has made landfall in eastern india still ahead on al-jazeera changes and
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coming fast enough the protesters in. the streets again saying the military council isn't serious about handing over power and clamping down on hate speech facebook banned several far right individuals and organizations stay with us. the time the year we're chasing dust storms and dust devils rolled in thunderstorms and rainfall there is still rain around the still cloud showing we're going to see running up through israel towards to keep the greenness shows where they are really up into the killer was you see great that's a hint of some activity in the atmosphere have to give cloud it might well kick up some sand over.


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