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words or one really it's about racism in america the country has. disintegrated you know it's a shame it's not going to get any better as long as he's in there it's a country of immigrants and it's kind of the country diction to hear it from the president of united states that pulls the hose off and he highlighted racism is that of addressing it and trying to put it into it highlife it he makes it like it's a laughing matter when it's a serious matter a matter that the president is likely going to continue highlighting and it's just the beginning the election is still 16 months away. al-jazeera washington. jones did weaver is a political analyst and founder of the exceptional leadership institute for women and joins us now live from washington d.c. by skype thank you very much for coming on the show this evening i was surprised to
have to ask that the issue has escalated so much it's become a security issue for the for congressman a very real physical security issue now i'm not surprised at all the fact of the matter is that for the past 3 years straight coincidentally coinciding with the presidential campaign in the 1st years of this presidency we have seen a continual freeze in hate groups in this nation and specifically. this is someone. into this white nationalist sort of underbelly of this nation he gives. permission to come i will class it with their hate and to come out not only with their speech but also unfortunately with final. there was there's always been an undercurrent of resentment of white nationalism but what has president trump now done to bring it into mainstream politics it's really
interesting he seems to get a lot of his information from the white nationalist sort of under belly media that exist you know they have their own. eco system out here that vols various internet show is various radio shows our. to a great extent fox news are and he sort of feeds off of those characters often times will be a complete lie that these different gives to 2 sions put into the public sphere but he he actually uses the pulpit and the essence of the presidency or to spew these lines and so he he basically takes the talking points literal white supremacists and actually have those same i hears those same conspiracy
theories and those same hateful pieces of rhetoric come out of his mouth even in the sort of stature of the presidency of the united states is america is essentially a land of immigrants so why has the situation or why has this kind of rhetoric been allowed to snowball to this scale now where you know it's become news that a congresswoman has returned home to warm welcome. no i hate you that's a very good point is it. has returned home school won't call it but it is because he has or wow it's a whole culture to sort of come out of the closet that we are and unfortunately come to a great extent normalize that i'm just saying it's not just that. it's donald trump and entire republican party that protects him and all of his dangerous and hateful behavior i really believe that he would not care if someone ends up
getting hurt or killed as many adult of his rhetoric that he would just point this being the person who actually pulls the trigger in spite of the fact that that person may have been motivated by what he heard from this president we've already gotten is that where there was an individual who was sitting by the mail specifically targeting certain democrats specifically start targeting certain media institutions and when he was arrested he specifically said that he was motivated by that from his vehicle and experience of chop all over and so he is literally radicalizing white supremacist in america each and every day and this conversation on race relations is certainly sure to continue until those 2020 lections ava's jones do we were great to get you on the program thank you for talking to us absolutely not pleasant. plenty more still ahead on this news
hour including. containing a crisis we'll look at the struggle to protect people from the ebola virus. and nightmares one of the favorites open championship live the details. a former al qaeda member claims the bahraini government recruit him to assassinate members of the country's. thousands of bahraini opposition members and activists have been arrested following a violent crackdown on mass protests in 2011 the bahrain government says the accusations are false trial stratford house our exclusive reports. the bahrain government violent crackdown on sheelagh protests in march 2011 to the world's attention. whoring the security forces and pro-government militia with the help of
saudi and amorality troops challenged protesters at the pearl roundabout in the capital manama. the bahraini government says 35 people were killed in the crackdown thousands were arrested human rights groups say many detainees which tortured into giving false confessions many opposition leaders and activists have since been jailed. critics said it exposed the political oppression that the country's majority shia population that suffered for decades now according to the tapes testimonies acquired in an al-jazeera investigation a form of. it a member says the government recruited him to kill shia or position members in the country. mohamed saleh was jailed in saudi arabia in 2003 for his links to bomb attacks in the saudi capital riyadh that killed at least 36 people but he says the saudi authorities released him
a few months later he says he returned to bahrain and was repeatedly contacted by bahraini security officials. senior officers came to my house and told me they were working in behalf of the bahraini king they thought the growing power of the shear in bahrain was a danger to the sunni population of the country they said you. will be able to deal with this issue. one of the officers told me they wanted assassinations i asked them is this a request from the government and the king and they said yes i asked them how they wanted to carry out the assassination they told me they would give me the details and addresses of opposition members movements they said you start working on them i remember asking them how they said we count on you you know your thing you take care of it. says he contacted tried a members in saudi arabia to arrange for weapons to be brought into bahrain for the mission. but when he tried to travel to saudi arabia to finalize the delivery saudi
police arrested him on the bridge that connects the 2 countries he says he spent 4 months in a saudi jail that was released of the bahrain government intervened. here when i heard more than once from my family and senior saudi investigators the king hamad of bahrain sent more than one delegation asking for my release finally thank god i went back to bahrain and was received by the king if he wished me all the best and said he hoped i continue my work. the bahraini government has said these claims are utterly false. but soon after al-jazeera is investigation was released solid told an interview on by her own state t.v. that he did not deny making the claims but said he'd lied. he says he made the recordings to use as blackmail if the bahrain government ever threatened him because of his links to al qaida and more in relation to whether i was asked to
carry out assassinations and bring weapons from saudi arabia this is untrue we made the recording so we wouldn't get arrested again. denies that he killed anyone associated with the sheer later opposition in bahrain all the medical about it the king of bahrain wanted to create a conflict between the shia opposition with the sunnis based on their sectarian differences in order to evade national responsibility toward the bahraini people this is why the royal court started supporting the sunni hardliners. rights groups say it's because of strategic and military ties with countries like the u.s. and the u.k. that the international community turns a blind eye to abuses by the government of bahrain a chance transferred al-jazeera. the united nations has called outside the arabia and the united arab emirates for fame and so on are their pledges to yemen both countries promised to give $750000000.00 of humanitarian assistance at a u.n.
fundraiser in february but the u.n. aid chief says only a fraction of the money has been handed over in the past 6 months saudi arabia has given just over $120000000.00 while the u.a.e. paid just about $200000000.00 those who made the largest pledges yemen's neighbors in the coalition have so far paid only a modest proportion of what they promised and as a result the response plan is currently just 34 percent funded compared as i said to 60 percent this time last year. saudi arabia has defended itself against the accusations this year alone which you are referring to we have paid more money into yemen than any of the dollars in the world none of them none of those members of the security council or any other do not has delivered to the
united nations and or to the any government more aid than what saudi arabia and i did out of emirates have so i reject this statement that you need to put your money where your mouth is. earlier the u.n. special envoy to yemen martin griffiths acknowledged significant progress towards peace had been made but he warned that all warring factions that conflict but escalate further the war in yemen is now in its 5th year we are facing a crucial moment for the destiny of this war we need to think now together of the realities and opportunities which define chances of making a move of peace the redeployment of some coalition forces in parts of yemen our senior coalition officials have themselves confirmed this act is intended to place peace 1st at the center of their of efforts to restore peace and
stability in yemen and this is a reminder of the view already expressed that peace will come on the back of the promises made in stock now becoming promises kept in yemen. to indonesia now where there is a warning of increased volcanic activity around to mount merapi thousands of people have been put on high alert florence louis is on the slopes of that mountain which is the country's most active volcano we can now go to florence florence you've been in the danger zone that's about 3 to 5 kilometers from the cater crater give us an idea of what the people living there are up against. as you mentioned is indonesia's most active volcano now its last eruption was just a year ago but its major eruption was in 2010 where some places where some villages
were completely destroyed nearly 300 people were killed more than $280000.00 people had to be evacuated so that just shows you just how how powerful this volcano can be found its status now is at level 2 out of a maximum of 4 so there's no immediate threat but people still the people here still have to be extremely vigilant that what's striking though is just how resilient people are especially those who live in the dangers or in respect to them yesterday now they've lived here for generations many generations have been cultivating rice fields they plant they keep livestock and chickens here so they extremely reluctant to leave and what they've done instead is they've learned to read signs from the volcano what the older generations used to do is they planted bamboos close to the top of the mountain when the bamboo got too hot it would explode and so they sounds when those explosions serve as a sort of warning or an alarm system to the villages to live down the slopes but of
course technology has improved and people here rely on much more modern methods take a look at this report. imposing an unpredictable mt merapi is one of indonesia's most dangerous volcanoes its last major eruption in 2010 killed 275 people and destroyed farms and buildings. yet some villages moved back within months ignoring the government's call to relocate. instead they worked on strengthening what's known as network a community run system. they collected money to buy a monitoring device. this equipment. becoming active very transmitters in the mountain that activity. makes a steady sound if it's. then we were in people using walkie talkies so they don't
panic. there's also a radio service on busy. the last updates everyone on the volcanoes status symbol this lookout point is part of the warning system there are several of these in each village built using community funds from these vantage points villages take turns to monitor mount merapi for activity volcanoes are not the only natural disasters that threaten indonesia earthquakes and tsunamis are also common but less predictable. we can never be 100 percent prepared what we can do is make today better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today. disaster officials have long given up trying to persuade villages like. to relocate sam i. mean that we are made up the people moving us is like moving the mountain
what we need to do is learn to read the signs will always be there when the volcano erupts we will leave but only for a while when but up he calls us back we will return to take care of him. the best thing they can do in the meantime he says is to be prepared. well of course not all natural disasters come with a warning of quakes for example now indonesia is also vulnerable to tsunamis it's a nation made up of about $17000.00 islands it's got an expansive coastline that many people who live close to the sea and this is where the government tsunami warning system is so crucial now that system hasn't always worked the equipment used to monitor sea levels of sometimes been stolen the boys that are placed in the water so the indonesian government is now working on replacing those with equipment but as you heard the disaster official say they can never be 100 percent full
preparation for any disaster what the country can and does try to keep doing is just to improve from day to day. thank you very much florence louis at the base of . still ahead on al-jazeera some of the poorest some of puerto rico's biggest stars joined protests demanding that governor ricardo a 7 step down. and the markets react to the potential of a breakthrough in the u.s. china trade war. and cricket in zimbabwe suffers a major blow will have a d. the details in the sport dried up but far.
the seasonal flooding in china is no surprise it's popping up all over the place in the last couple of days the last couple of weeks now given the direction of the current movement of cloud it's hard to predict where the next lot will be just from following that but seasonally it should be across the yangtze or further centers it's disrupted by the circulation that's on its way through the east china sea on the edge of your screen there up towards south korea has taken mostly energy out of the atmosphere so much the yangtze will be dry hong kong's back in the rain but which is then spreading up towards sichuan for friday on saturday it all just on try and drift in and fill the gap hong kong looks wet again and it will be south korea but the philippines will have seen the worst the rain go by so for cost wise here where you can see the curls are clouds there's more than one circulation but only one tropical cyclone they are sort of falling apart now so we've got standard showers by friday through song and that line where you can follow it back towards
sudden vietnam and thailand i think the same pretty heavy rain here as has been recently nearby in myanmar the darker green here not far from sumatra also produce some potentially very heavy rain. the weather sponsored by cattle ranch. after more than a decade of civil war life remains a challenge in sierra leone. we follow the citizens of this war torn nation as they push their limits. risking is in sierra leone. it's my privilege to name al-jazeera english the broadcaster of the year the country was assigned to each other and we've been told that we can still hear this is the largest demonstration that's been held by winter refugees since over $700.00
midwives here to some of the emergency losers on the planet earth here or they think the big push that here. is here english from recipients of the new crystals gold coast to be alluding to the city. you want your knowledge is there and here's a reminder for top stories this hour u.s. president donald trumps us an american warship has shot down and there are new and drone over the strait of hormuz from called it's a defensive action but iran's foreign minister says he is not aware of any missing
drone. u.s. congresswoman ellen omar has returned to a warm welcome in her home state of minnesota up to crowds chanda to send her back at the president's latest rally trump is trying to distance himself from his supporters saying he felt a little bit badly about what happened. at the united nations has called out saudi arabia and the united arab emirates for failing to honor their aid pledges to yemen both countries promised to give $750000000.00 but the u.n. aid chief says only a small amount has been handed over. thousands of people marched for another day in puerto rico's capital demanding the governor resign ricardo result of faces accusations of corruption sexism and homophobia after leaks of messages between him and his aides. this report from someone.
in puerto rico growing protests on the streets of tens of thousands of people but ask most puerto ricans why they want governor ricardo rosello to step down and they not only mention his group chat messages with aides leaked over the weekend but also something else the lack of quality in basic services we are here because it's unfair what's going on with how we have the patience to stand like harry potter was already in a bad situation in puerto rico was without power for almost a year after hurricane maria devastated the caribbean u.s. territory 2017 dozens of people were killed in the storm but some estimates concluded thousands more died after the storm for lack of medicines and electricity in some of the text messages the governor joked about those who died it's infuriated people here but they say a sign of larger problems he hasn't addressed in this respect in the country
disrespecting who we are. dead bodies diversity and that's not what we need i mean we need to have education we need to have health the governor said he's sorry for the hurt he's caused his people but that he won't step down analysts say his problems are deeper than his text messages within the attack that was released you see how all these things that were already troubling things having to do with the debt crisis the debt cow the death count after met. the broader questions of governance democratic problems relating to the fiscal board here all of that was contained in the tat and so the tat became the symbol for the broader discontent that people had last week the f.b.i. arrested 2 of the governors cabinet ministers on. of corruption one of which was it your cation secretary now investigators are looking to see if they can link the
governor himself to corruption as well but the growing political crisis has confirmed what many here long suspected that their governor and those around him are not working for their best interest and need to be removed gabriel's. san juan puerto rico. police and saddam have fired tear gas at protesters at a rally honoring those killed in the months long protests hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in khartoum so remember the more than $200.00 people killed since december the rallies came a day after the military genter and protest leaders signed a power sharing deal to form in joint sybil body now the deal is made meant to pave the way to a transitional civilian administration and you know what i mean had you know we will proceed with this revolution until all our demands are met even though an agreement was reached we will not accept military rule but
a civilian one the agreement has not satisfied our demands however the country is now heading in the right direction. we will continue with the revolution and we will not give up and not lose hope but keep fighting until the end people are happy because an agreement was signed we hope that these is the beginning of a better life for the sudanese people. about $200.00 south african soldiers have been deployed to patrol the streets of cape town they're expected to be there for 3 months to tackle rising crime in the poorest neighborhoods more than 2000 people have been murdered in the western key province in just the past 6 months and residents who accuse the police of incompetence say they hope the troops will make a difference. i'm really saying. they are yes. and i want to thank the government will make a good decision we really need them because i'm reading children people dying every
day a non-story. health workers in the democratic republic of congo are optimistic about the world health organization secession to declare ebola and international health emergency they say the move will help with getting more resources to fight the disease more than a 1600 people have died of a ball and d r c in the past year catherine soy has a story from nairobi. where there is a pensive mood in a market southwest in uganda a congolese fishmonger who visited the market to buy fish for trade died of a bolo and she turned home she came by road on a motorcycle was a regular here interacted with many people health workers looking for several high risk contacts some of whom are say to have gone into hiding my seeing on your moon burial who knew the woman does not believe she died of it it's a believe many people also share complicating government efforts to deal with it.
she was pregnant and she had a miscarriage everyone knows that the people who touched her have not died why are you saying she had women bleed when they have a miscarriage that's what we know. this is one of the busiest trade routes between uganda. but the border is porous and many people use informal crossings to get from one country to the other whatever but what if someone comes to the market how are we supposed to know that the took not everyone uses from crossings the world health organization has now declared the outbreak an international public health emergency he says based on the high risk of the disease spreading across the region the fact that it's still flaring a year after it started and the incredibly volatile security situation health workers are working under health workers we've talked to say the declaration could not have come sooner they want more logistical help and money they're also dealing
with local communities that don't trust them and in areas where militias have been attacking them as. well as a bullet treatment centers up to 10 health workers have been killed since the outbreak began a year ago the security. people have expertise. but i think the 1st really to lose it is to. get foreign words a project that will help focus us was. the vehicle for this. for now the focus is to make sure that it does not spreading guma a strategic city after preacher who tested positive of the disease died and to regional countries or other parts of congo catherine saudi oil to 0 nairobi. turkish security sources say the suspect has been identified in the shooting of a turkish diplomat in northern iraq they say the 27 year old dog was captured on c.c.t.v.
at the restaurant in erbil were also on costs were shot dead they queues died of being a member of the kurdistan workers party or p.t.k. turkish security sources say he was working as what they called an urban operative as a waiter in the restaurant turkey's military say they conducted airstrikes on a p k k compound near a bell following the attack and they say the suspected shooter had fled their. protesters in lebanon tried to force their way into parliament during a meeting on controversial budget cuts most of the demonstrators were army veterans they were angry at proposed cuts to their pensions protesters have been camped outside parliament for 3 days now while politicians discuss the measures ahead of a vote on friday. lebanese authorities say they plan to scrap a requirement for palestinian refugees to obtain work permits it is one of the demands from palestinians have been protesting for days they say they're been
unfairly targeted since the government began cracking down on unlicensed foreign labor so you know how to explain. they have taken to the streets. tires. close their shops and block entrances to their camps i. i lebanon's palestinian refugees are protesting against a government crackdown on undocumented foreign labor that they say is affecting their livelihoods. i cannot afford to pay $1000.00 for a work permit how will i be able to feed my children already we are surviving lebanese law already bans palestinians from working in many professions as part of a long standing policy to discourage them from staying palestinian officials now fear the new measures will cause even more suffering. palestinian workers not a foreign visitor but refugee forced to be living in lebanon we call on the ministry of labor to implement
a 2010 law that exempts palestinians for paying for work permits the labor ministry says it is in forcing the law to protect lebanese jobs it also denies targeting palestinians but critics say it is part of a campaign directed at the larger syrian refugee population to force them to return home. and. lebanon understands the difficult situation of palestinians however laws should be applied to everyone but we will work on a law that takes into consideration there are difficult conditions. unemployment among the palestinian workforce is 18 percent in recent years tens of thousands have left the country legally or illegally affected by the dire economic conditions here and government regulations that deny them basic rights palestinians have. but. many palestinians believe they
should enjoy special status as refugees the lebanese government is promising to find an arrangement but that is doing little to calm. people has been more than 70 years in exile in a country that hasn't been. trade officials from china and the united states have spoken by telephone as the world's 2 largest economies look to end their trade war u.s. treasury secretary steven miniature has suggested face to face talks could follow and that's when he reports from beijing businesses hope it would provide some good news for china's economy. this is an uncertain time for chinese companies selling things at home and overseas retail sales are forecast to slow down faster than expected this year and exports are being hit by a trade war with the united states chinese furniture makers are among the most affected after the u.s. placed a 25 percent tariff on their products last month that we're waiting to see what
happens next we might have to adjust the price is that a bit but we're at the moment of just wait and see now no decisions yet. president donald trump believes china's trade relationship with the united states is not a fair one so last year he began placing tariffs on some chinese goods beijing retaliated with its own taxes a truce was declared when trump met his chinese counterpart xi jinping at the g. 20 summit in japan last month but in china there is a sense that a deal is a long way off and the government is settling in for a long fight a resumption in trade talks is welcomed here in china but it is tempered with a realisation that some of the things the americans are asking for will take a long time to deliver if they can be delivered at all the dispute goes way beyond simple trade in goods and services the u.s. wants china to undertake broad economic reforms to make it easier for american