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reza president us not to agree with the alarm don't use to criticize the agricultural production of developing countries and so what they really need for them the amazon is there for business it's there for making profits it's their it's not their product in the environment and they are not worried about the international consequences and the consequences for their groceries at the same time they are interrupting our girl a normal processes as well as literally human rights on indigenous peoples which there are multiple in brazil and they are actually the ones who don't normally protect the forests which they are just completely outlawed in the situation. let's take you back now to where the prime minister has just been sworn in joins us live say about the role of the prime minister and what exactly his powers will be. a prime minister who was just born in front of the council who would be very much to be the vision and implemented vision of the forces of freedom and change that
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the coalition backed find a power sharing agreement with the military council on saturday before the military council was dissolved this morning ahead of the formation of the. now he will be appointing an executive we can be made up of a majority of members which will be nominated from the opposition coalition from the forces of freedom and change with the exception of the minister of interior and . the military. people to back position but you can imagine he will have a prime minister you will be appointing member and he will be the policies of the government and the. thing that body looks like the fate of the transitional period how it will be run will largely rest on the prime minister something that the prime minister who has been appointed. he landed the afternoon and upon landing he gave a statement saying that the focus in the next few months will be trying to what has
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gone wrong trying to be a transitional period trying to rebuild the dam and of the economy focusing on the economy and rebuilding it back again. live updates thank you very much. still to come this hour. cancels a state visit. to discuss. and caught in the crossfire. of control as the violence continues to escalate. hello there we have still got some showers and some thunderstorms across some policy of year in quite a stream of cloud at all central areas we've seen some very heavy thunderstorms some flash floods have been cause across into the northeast of spain that concern well the next couple of days but we have still got some warnings in place across
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a lot of the alps a campus in severe thunderstorms and also it is quite possible you can see small thunderstorms pushing through batteries into west as russia still a very warm day thursday in moscow 25 degrees celsius warm ahead of all this a cloud and rain as well and actually temperatures across some trip not exactly court in fact warming up over the next couple of days still very windy with rain across northern sections of u.k. through much of scandinavia sikkim the temperature down in stockholm even on friday just 20 degrees celsius but look at these temperatures in london and paris $272927.00 in berlin these are around 5 degrees above the average for this time of the year so if that warm a little bit muggy still quite a bit of cloud across these more southern sections of europe again we could see some showers and a similar story into more eastern sections as well most of the med is fine and dry but that front which is heading its way through taking their showers across those portions of europe also taking a few showers into algeria over the next couple days that is a try to our friday with a high of 28. is
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resistance. people are grabbing social and political issues by the horns. and thomas in creativity. protest to challenge and change ideas. on a controversial witness documentary on al-jazeera. armont of the top stories here on araa 0 sudan's new joint military and civilian sovereign
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council has been sworn in to rule the country for the next 3 years until elections are held. the united states says it will bring in new rules to allow migrant families to be detained indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum on the current legislation migrant children can't be held for more than 20 days and the number of forest fires in brazil's amazon rainforest has surged to its highest level since records began in 2030. 2 people have been killed in indian administered kashmir in the 1st gun battle between separatists and security forces since new delhi revoked its autonomy indian police say an officer and a rebel fighter died in the barahona district police of be on guard throughout the region's biggest city shouldn't go to prevent any protests or violent incidents most mobile and internet connections remain down but landline phone services have been restored as jimmy has more from trying to go. here on the ground the
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restrictions that have largely kept people in and around their homes have been eased on wednesday leaving many people to be outside as well some vehicles milling around but as you can see most shops and businesses are shut now closer to the center of the city is the sorra neighborhood this is been a flashpoint for protests ever since the region's autonomy was revoked earlier this month some communication restrictions have been eased with officials saying thousands of landlines have been restored but most people here rely on mobile phones which along with the internet remain shut that's the reason why getting information from outside the train is so difficult but indian officials have confirmed several cease fire violations between indian and pakistani forces along the line of control that's a de facto border separating india and pakistan administered kashmir officials also confirm the gun battle some 50 kilometers from here in the district on wednesday between security forces and armed gunmen 1st reported since the region's autonomy
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was revoked u.s. president donald trump has canceled a state visit to denmark and accused his prime minister met a frederickson of being nasty and not nice. idea of fine greenland demanded more respect states adding that his offer to purchase. was just and i did as a population of just 58000 people in an area larger than mexico. denmark i look forward to going but i thought the prime minister's statement that it was absurd that was it was absurd idea was what it was inappropriate statement all she had to do is say no we wouldn't be addressed that. was meant to be next month the danish prime minister says she's disappointed he's no longer coming. it is with regrets and surprise that i received the news that president trump has cancelled his state visit to denmark on the 2nd and 3rd of september i've been looking forward to the
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visit our preparations were well underway at discussion has however been very gracious about a potential sale of greenland this has clearly been rejected by can keep us in a position that i share of course. this does not change the character of our good relations that's going to have to white house correspondent can really help it can be given trumps track record is almost an irony in him asking for more respect to be shown in the. yes absolutely because well he commands loyalty and respect he rarely showers that those that he demands it from so yes there is some irony in all of this it's very clear that the u.s. president we know has a very thin skin did not like this public humiliation this public criticism and the
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danish leader is right there is despite this diplomatic spat a strong strategic partnership security arrangement relationship that is valued by both the united states and denmark but the problem in all of this is that those discussions that were scheduled for september 2nd and 3rd are now not happening because the u.s. president essentially got his feelings hurt so this is not surprising given donald trump's character nor is for that matter the suggestion by donald trump that he try and buy greenland given the fact that he's always kind of taken a transactional approach to diplomacy being a former real estate developer we've not only seen him with the suggestion of trying to buy greenland but also we've seen this with his relationship with the north korean leader kim jong il and when he suggested that north korea had great waterfront and it should give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for the potential of developing its economy by putting up condos on its land so this is something
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that donald trump does but when he puts out these ideas and they are mocked publicly is in the case of buying greenland he does not respond to it well so how do they resolve storm in a teacup if you like and perhaps reinstate a visit. well. as you pointed out your 1st question that he's asking for respect how he expects to have that shown is unclear but what we do know is that there is this expectation that there will be meetings again in the future but at this point we don't know when because we know the white house was caught off guard we know that denmark was caught off guard in fact the u.s. ambassador to denmark was still tweeting about the intestine anticipated visit and really seemed kind of blindsided by the fact that the president had called off this visit so broccoli in the midst of all of this you have to remember well it does seem absurd to the suggestion of the united states buying greenland it's
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a suggestion that's come up in the past in 1906 president truman's secretary of state made the suggestion and then about a 100 years before that 867 the u.s. tried to do it again after buying alaska the reason for this is not just its natural resources that are highly desirable to the united states but also the fact that there is a sort of a defense strategic interest in greenland the fact that an air base there is part of the united states as early ballister rather u.s. ballistic missile early warning system and also it's used by the u.s. air force for space command so we expect that in the context of these security discussions donald trump got the idea of a real estate opportunity because that's his default setting he is a former real estate developer and that's how he approaches being u.s. president jimmy hoffa thank you very much indeed. ok prime minister burris johnson says he's confident they can leave the european union with
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a deal but only if the irish backstop is removed johnson has been holding talks with german chancellor angela merkel in berlin the backstop is designed to avoid a hard border between the irish republic and northern ireland if the u.k. and europe can't agree on a trading relationship after brics it critics warn it could ultimately separate northern ireland from the rest of the u.k. america has channels johnson to find a replacement for backstop within 30 days. in the u.k. they want a deal we seek a deal and i believe that we can get we can do this up and upside because that is the phrase but really. they clearly. we cannot we cannot accept the current withdraw agreement arrangements that are the divine the u.k. or look us into the regulatory trading arrangements of the e.u.
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legal order of the e.u. without the u.k. having any say on those matters so we do need that backstop removed that says the banks of the said you know what folks was it the backstop has always been a fallback position if one is able to solve this conundrum if one finds the solution and we said we would probably find it in the next 2 years to come but we can also maybe find it in the next 30 days then we're one step further in the right direction and we obviously have to put our all into this. let's go live to john mccain who's in berlin i know marco sounding cautiously positive there but how realistic is the 30 day timetable. well certainly when boris johnson heard that 30 day timetable spelled out triangle americal his response was one of surprise he said that she seemed to be setting a blistering pace but that the united kingdom government would accept that
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challenge as it wormwood try to to make it work within 30 days but of course in the background is that date of october the 31st the date in which in trying as it were for the british conservative party led by prime minister boris johnson for the united kingdom to leave the e.u. that certainly the timetable people here are talking about the question of course though is what can be achieved by these 2 leaders alone because the european union its position has always been that the 27 the commission european commission would negotiate on behalf of all e.u. states so in meeting boris johnson and other merkel is one leader clearly a very important leader but just one leader and there are other leaders other e.u. leaders that boris johnson will be meeting very sad very shortly to spell out his message to them he did he's heading to france next as is the french president been open to a kind of movement on the deal. well this is the interesting thing the french
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government has said today that it there is not a cigarette paper that could be put between their position and the german position and they reiterated that by saying that they now believe that a no deal as it were a disorderly some might say chaotic brigs that is what they expected to happen on the 31st of october now the point there is as i say that's a repetition of what the german government has been planning for and said it was planning for for some time the issue though about the backstop we know that angle americal has indicated that perhaps practical arrangements can be arrived at which would allow for brings it to happen as long as they were consistent with the good friday agreement that's the agreement that brought peace to northern ireland at the end of the 1909. the question will be when mr johnson goes to paris to meet emmanuel mccall the french president on thursday what sort of movement what sort of mood music will there be from the french side given that angle america as you were
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saying has shown some cautious optimism although she did say that they are far from an agreement right now but clearly they have the will the mccain thank you very much 5 e.u. states have agreed to take in nearly 100 migrants who were stranded at sea for weeks the migrants have been spending their 1st day on dry land in weeks after they were finally allowed to leave the open arms rescue ship and to italy on tuesday evening italian government had prevented the boat from docking at a local prosecutor intervened used border agencies on our screen the migrants to establish whether they're eligible for international protection turkey has extended the deadline for unregistered syrian refugees in istanbul to leave the city hundreds of thousands of people were given until tuesday to return to the turkish provinces where they were 1st registered all face deportation the refugees
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now have until the end of october after complaints that they weren't given enough notice assemble hosts the largest number of registered syrians in turkey but authorities stopped accepting new registrations last year saying city can't cope with anymore. the president of rwanda and uganda have agreed to end a long running dispute and reopen the border between the 2 countries the deal brokered in the angolan capital gwenda ends months of tension with the 2 leaders exchanging accusations of spying political s.-s. nations and meddling both random president paul kagame me and ugandan president was 70 accused each other of trying to destabilize each other's country and that led to rwanda closing the border. indonesia's chief security minister says he will fly to the eastern province of west papua after violent protests the government has also sent 200 police officers to the city of sarongs to help search for 250
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prisoners who escaped when a prison was set on fire during the protests government buildings were torched roads blocked and an airport was damaged as protesters demanded independence for the province. but i'm all for you on our website of getting details of events in sudan where the brought in a new body to rule the country at website www dot com and you can also watch us on there are clicking on the live icon others are to come. take a look at the top stories again after almost 5 months of political uncertainty and violence sudan finally has new leadership adela one dog has just been sworn in as prime minister he's an economist who's held positions in a number of international institutions like the international labor organization and african development bank the new joint military and civilian sovereign council
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has been sworn in to rule for the next 3 years not a state says it will bring new rules to allow migrant families to be detained indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum on the current legislation migrant children can't be held for more than 20 days officials say the new policy will stop people deliberately travelling with children to avoid detention. the scale of this crisis has required us to ask a tremendous amount of our border patrol agents and to be officers as they have stepped up this new rule provide them with well deserved relief and allow them to rededicate their resources and time towards stopping criminals at the border the job they signed up to do and 4th the new rule protect children by reducing incentives for adults including human smugglers to exploit minors in the dangerous journey to our border the number of forest fires in brazil's amazon rain forest a surge which is highest level since records began in 2030 in the 73000 have been
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detected since january and 84 percent rise in the same period last year the majority in the amazon basin home to the world's largest rain forest u.s. president has accused the danish prime minister metaphoric frederickson of being nasty and not nice after she rebuffed his idea of buying greenland it's that trump to cancel a planned state visit to denmark next month he says his offer to purchase the semi autonomous danish territory was just an idea. u.k. prime minister boris johnson says he's confident britain can leave the european union with a deal but only if the irish backstop is removed johnson has been holding talks with the german chancellor angela merkel in berlin she's challenge to find a replacement for the backstop within 30 days. and next the stream looks at a project in the united states taking a look at the nation's history or news after that by foot.
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hi i'm femi oke a and your in a strange land. are black americans the true founders of us democracy that is the premise of the 1619 project and a new series by the new york times magazine. black people responded to their slaves by demanding and fighting not just for their own right but for universal rights they believe those words that our founders did not and from the moment when crispus
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attucks a man who in self was not free who was a fugitive from slavery died for the freedom of this new nation all the way to now we see the black lies matter protests and we must acknowledge that it is black people who have fought more than any other group to make the ideals laid out in the constitution of reality. the cornerstone of the series is an essay by nicole hannah jones so you just heard from and what she asserts the year 1619 is foundational to the american story of 776 the year the u.s. gained independence why because it was august 16th 19 that the 1st and slaves africans arrived in what would become the u.s. state of virginia this is the 400th anniversary of the start of the transatlantic slave trade in america the 6948 commemorate this pivotal moment and seeks to reframe history joining us to discuss this in new york activist educator and write to whitney patent in berkeley california stephanie jones rodgers she's
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a history professor at the university of california berkeley and in nashville tennessee tim wise he's an anti-racism writer and activist welcome everyone to the stream i want to start with some of the feedback we got from people online when they 1st heard about this project and i'll start here with someone on twitter who said i am brought to tears by the essay written by miss hannah jones i have never seen my own feelings about this country written so eloquently and yet it was full of facts i didn't know and i consider myself fairly well educated on our history she goes on to say a colleague of mine left the country after trump was elected a daughter of chinese and german immigrants she lost faith in our democracy i never have i will fight to my death to perfect it it's why i became a lawyer so clearly this resonates very strongly with her brittany for you what was your reaction when you learned of this project and then began diving into the
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project and reading it. my reaction was very similar to the person who just tweeted i knew that we were going to be given an immense a gift and when i say we i'm talking specifically about black people who could finally see our stories and our foundation almost narrative is being shared in the paper of record but i'm also talking about a gift to this entire country a reframing of a conversation that should have happened years ago but that we continue to resist because it makes us deeply uncomfortable and forces us to look in the mirror at ourselves so i'm deeply grateful for this project every single person that contributed to it and i'm grateful for that conversation that it's bird stephanie it feels like this is a national conversation in the u.s. right now people talk about race people talk about the last 400 years of american history as a historian what do you see happening what is happening here. well i have to echo britney's comments and her feelings and sentiments about the 6900
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it's extraordinary it's a masterful endeavor and i am so grateful to hannah jones and the other contributors as well what i think is really interesting about this moment is that we are in a trance era we are in the trumpet era an era in which white nationalism white supremacy racial terror have. a mainstay have made it part of a facet of our everyday lives and so to be having this conversation in this moment a moment where you would think conversations around these issues were closed is quite promising and it's really an earring to me and really inspiring to me and motivates me to deeply invest in this project and make sure that it many people possible know about it too much i want to show some of our audience the essay titles that incredibly for vocative essay titles of the a part of this but really making people think have a look
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a on my laptop this is the lead story the lead essay at democracies founding ideals force when they were written black americans afford to make them true i'm going to give you 2 more recruiting educational malpractise why slavery is mis taught and worse in american schools is really shaking up the narrative of america and one more 400 years after enslaved africans were 1st brought to the genea most americans still don't know the full story of slavery racism is such a major issue in the state it's such an uncomfortable thing to talk about tim why do you think this project has great traction. well because i think we're at a pivotal moment in our history as a country right now where the combination of demographic and cultural change has brought us to point where people of color are thankfully in a position to demand that truth be told and those in the old guard who have been
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holding back that truth for their own reasons for a very long time are losing their ability to exercise that hedge amount of control over the narrative and that's an amazing incredible thing you know james baldwin said something a little over 50 years ago that i think is is still very important today he was talking about white folks when he said it he said these innocent people are trapped in a history they do not understand and until they understand it they cannot be released from it what he was saying was that white folks ability to lie to ourselves and to others about history has trapped us it doesn't just trap the victims of in slave mint and white supremacy the targets of that system it also traps the practitioners and the beneficiaries in a false narrative that leads us to places that make it impossible to build multicultural democracy so i think this series is absolutely a gift as as the others have said and i think not only for people of color but for white folks to finally well have to deal with real history not the not the nonsense
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about george washington and the cherry tree and not telling a lie and ben franklin flying a kite and discovering electricity or whatever it was we were told his children but the actual story the good the bad and the very ugly that have brought us to this place that is something that i think anyone who's interested in history ought to be excited when i think here's i think it's important about what 10 just said it's not just about the story that has been told it's about connecting the dots from the truth of all of the moments that were covered 1619 and so many that want to where that has brought us to now until we understand our history we will be doomed to repeat it and we absolutely. we are repeating it we're repeating and extending the legacy of slavery through mass incarceration in the u.s. we are can we are continuing to extend the legacy of slavery through educational malpractise not just in how poorly we teach about slavery but also about how poorly
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we teach black children in this country there are so many ways in which the manifestations of slavery continue to haunt america and americans every single day and so this is not just about reckoning with our past it's also clearly about reckoning with our president and to tim's point when white people get a hold of this it's about understanding the story and then understanding your current responsibility to be an anti-racist so pretty understanding that i want to give this you stephanie but i want to pick up on britney's point that as another continuation and extension of that legacy and to modern day life this is one of the point that people are picking up on so maureen says not only did in slave labor clear land and build infrastructure but the profits and business of slavery fed the shipping industry created the wealth of new england traders and later fueled the industrial revolution based on cotton mills someone else put it very simply almost summing up what that person said this is another person as our story on twitter who
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says the wealth of this nation and others would not have been possible without the use of slave so stephanie talk to us about those ramifications that we're seeing in modern day life. sure i mean i think it's really important to understand that you know we we tend to think of slavery as a regional institution one that was a brutal institution but not necessarily connected to our nation more broadly and what historians of slavery and capitalism have been showing really since the 1930 s. the 1940 s. with a great british caribbean historian eric williams that slavery was fundamental to the mergence and the development of capitalism and global capitalism so that's very much the case in the united states on as those wonderful tweets underscore slavery was fundamental to the development of industrialization in the north you have the cotton pick by and sleep people for example being put be shipped to the north in
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order to be processed and made into textiles in northern textile mills you have hot and being shipped to britain i'm in order to you know do the same exact thing so the the the the labor and the products of enslaved people became fundamental to the development of industrialization and subsequently global apple is on i'm in so i think our story i'm seems to be a uniquely american one but it's very much i'm a global one and i think that's one of the things that 61000 project drives home guess what i'm not hearing him make the case for that 16 or until the founding of the founders of the united states should be thought as those black americans that built america i mean can he make that connection between slavery and where we are right now in the states but i'm not hearing you making that case to go ahead what i was just out. of which and 2nd that i think i would i would love to respond to that
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i absolutely i was really so wonderful question to you and to pose i meant to center this conversation the question on that that you let out what it. which is should we think of african americans or african descended people particularly those that that arrived in $69.00 can continue to ride there after as our true founding fathers and mothers i would add and i would argue that they should certainly be counted among them and i say that because when you think about the things that make our founding fathers and mothers a remarkable all of those things african american african descent of people african captives began to do immediately upon arrival in in the united states or in the bay area that we would now and the good to be the united states they found that there were injustices perpetrated against the government they aired those grievances to that government to local and federal governments and then they face struck out they took up arms and they fought to to secure their freedom in some cases they won in
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many respects they did not so i think the things that make our founding father from our people are the things that african descent people have been doing since before 6900 but certainly within the context of slavery and in merican slavery have been doing since 61 things i think it is important to center i'm 61000 and that story of american democracy and also to recognize african descended people those who came in 61000 there after as are certainly of very important founders founding fathers and mothers right and i would just have to that you know if you if you go to the museum of african-american history and culture in d.c. there's a rather extraordinary point in the museum there are many of them but one of them is this point where there is a statue of thomas jefferson and behind him bathed in light is this granite wall right and has his famous words all men are created equal endowed by their creator with certain and even of all right of course when he wrote those words he owned about 230 other human beings so it's clear he didn't believe them but what's interesting is that between that granite wall and the statue of jefferson is
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a no other recall on which the names of the human beings that he owned are located now who in that equation believed jefferson's words. was it jefferson or was it the people he owned as property to the extent that the answer is obviously the latter you have to give credit to enslave the persons and their progeny and those who fought for justice as the actual founders and the only ones who ever believed the words that the ones we call founders put down on paper the 2nd point i'd make and it goes back to all that we've been talking about is about how the past affects the present and why i think so many people ready some have had a hard time with this series those on the right critique it is that they desperately want to act as if inertia is only a property of the physical universe and not the socio economic political cultural or historical but what happens in one generation affects the next and the next and the next until that force is stopped it is like the 2nd law of thermodynamics in
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that regard and so not only do we have the accumulation of wealth for white folks because of that history now a $15.00 to $1.00 gap between white and black $12.00 to $1.00 between white and brown but we also have other things in history that continue to repeat i would beg to remind the listeners and viewers that the oldest plate in the american political playbook going back to the 16th hundreds is the one that we see being played in coal right now what is that place it is rich white men telling not rich white people that their enemies are black and brown and that literally but it ends in the colonies when the least as i did they have to divide and conquer working people from one another they have to create the white race to get poor europeans who they had no love for to think that their allies were the rich as opposed to the black and brown folks who worked alongside them that is the same play that donald trump is calling today so the past affects the present in lots of ways and 10 as you're thinking you're getting a lot of clapping amoa things and are raising it errored are you to because people
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agree with you i want to share one of them the c.v. who says the us was born out of contradiction the constitution says we're all created equal while we were in chains we thought. to make the constitution a reality american culture really is black culture so keeping that in mind i want to share a video comment from someone who pitched the idea of us covering this 400th anniversary a while back this is steven thomas he's an organizer and a lecturer and harrisburg virginia and here's his take black people are commemorating the 400th anniversary of the violent capture kidnapping and arrival of the 1st in slave africans 2 point comfort now fort monroe in hampton virginia the brutal enterprise and institution of american slavery continues to perpetuate a legacy of racial wealth inequality as recent studies reveal that african-american households will have a median wealth of 0 within the next 35 years fundamentally the same as it was when
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i ancestors were brought here 400 years ago with nothing this country has a truth and reconciliation commission and the reparations program and package for black people it whatever to be a land of opportunity free of the vestiges of white supremacy. so britney her comment there what then do we do with this information a lot of us have already known it others are learning things new myself included learning new things from these the series but then what do we do with it i believe the commenter is absolutely right so that it is a time for truth certainly for reconciliation and then for recompense that we actually make right and make good on the debt that is old in the form of reparations but this is the truth phase right so if we now have the 161000 project and other projects like 13 from a reducer in may and when they see us in the work of activists and organizers like myself all around the country we've got these moments and movements throughout
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history that can expand on the truths that means that teachers have to pick up that truth that means that pastors have to pick up the truths and leave the people who need teams at workplaces need to pick up that truth and make the truth the curriculum by which they operate from for the rest of this year let's say the next few months at the very least that is the truth but then we actually have to come to reconciliation you know tim wifely talked about the kind of blowback that is coming magic from the right i would say but basically from people who would be much more comfortable if we ignored this truth and those are the folks that will require a level of learning most certainly but they are the folks that have to reconcile with us those are the folks that have to say not only is reality forever changed by slavery but those are also folks that have been sad directly benefit from the legacy of this thing and therefore what do i owe a what is the power that i am forced to share to ensure that the future is
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different than the past and the present so i completely agree with the comments are we've got to talk about truth we've got to talk about reconciliation we absolutely have to talk about reparations you've spoken about how this entire project is looking at 61000 in a very different way it's been incredibly educational the. new york times actually have partnered up with the pulitzer organization and they have created educational resources we caught up with one of the senior team who was actually in a school early on this morning in north carolina teaching teaches and we wanted to know what impact could this possibly have this idea of looking at history and very different way from 1619 this is what he told us this project will change the way that kids learn about slavery because it will. it will challenge students to think about the humanity of the people who were enslaved and brought to this country the work that they contributed the ingenuity the resilience is going
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to open discussions about the role that many people have have played in fighting for a stronger democracy in this country and also the rural the way that our history can present be better understood by bringing in stories that are not traditionally heard and bring in the stories our community is telling us is so important this is leticia on twitter who says i sent my kids history teacher and principal links to the project the free p.d.f. plus the pulitzer censors teacher curriculum they can teach beyond m.l.k. the underground railroad rosa parks and go into senators cowboys wall street plus so much more 70 for you what do you think is important to learn about how to then teach this in classrooms. so as a as a history of slavery as an instructor that centers the history of slavery in my merican history classes i often have college level students come to me frustrated
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and they argue that this is not something they had ever learned before coming into my class or before coming to college and i think what the 6900 projects is doing by partnering with this with the pulitzer center is an extraordinary endeavor in large part because it doesn't just walk the walk it talks the talk it gives tall teachers it gives parents it gives anyone that's really interested the resources to to develop to implement the 61000 project in the classroom stepha to expose students to this knowledge study i have to ask you this on your instagram account right now i want people to know how deeply invested you are in this topic so one of your previous works how white remains investment in slavery has shaped american you are use to blind people's minds about that concept to slavery what really happened from a historical point of view when you look at everybody who's involved in the picture tell us one thing that will amaze our audience that you've always known that you
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know shock people. so many people you know were kind of flabbergasted when this. large majority of white women voted for trump and have subsequently voted for . problematic candidate let's just say and so as a story of slavery on my book in particular look that white women's economic investment in the institution of slavery and what it shows is that they have long been invested in white supremacy the project of white supremacy not simply as it's been this year is but as people who are sitting at the table designing the system designing the system of racial discrimination white supremacy and so i think what's fundamental to understand about the 69 project too is when i think of slavery as a masculine a masculine regime one that was dominated by men but as my work shows and other other stylish work shows white women were fundamental to to the development of the institution of slavery as well even if they couldn't vote and they couldn't be
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politically active in ways that we imagine meant to be as a term i want to play a comment from someone else who's learned something from the thing wants to take it on he's an educator in new york and this is jose what he learned the 1619 project gives me hope for any number of reasons but primarily because as a matter i look forward to the framing mathematics from the vantage point of the most disadvantaged those that are suddenly him have desired coaching responsive assenting education for years are given license to do so because the 16000 projects that our system process to let him out of education from that lends. so ted when it comes to an educational reeducation how do we educate people that black history is american history well you know i mean i think you can look at other examples of how this has been done and why it is and how it's been valuable so for example in tucson arizona over the last decade there's been a big debate about chicano studies mexican american studies there was
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a great program which the state unfortunately tried to get rid of and did for several years the courts have now ruled against the state for having done that but this program which taught history and literature and science and math through this chicano lens had a profound effect on the performance of the mostly chicano not entirely but mostly latino and latino students who went through the program 70 percent roughly of the students who went through that program where the material was taught to a culturally relevant lens went to college similar students who were also to contacts but did not go through the program only went to college at a rate of about 17 percent so what that tells us is that when we teach through a culturally relevant lens where people can see themselves in the story and not just as victims but as resistance to injustice which is what's so great about this project it's not simply presenting slavery as the story of what was done to black people it's a story about what black people did in response to oppression as with the case in
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tucson which a context history and mexican american studies that has the ability to in figure rate learning because it infests learning with a social purpose is not just about meeting a state standard passing a test getting a job getting into college it's about collective liberation that excites young people in ways that oftentimes regular educational theory doesn't step in my pre-k. he always excited thank you so much for bringing all pass on to our own much not to the strong to the restaurant a well and to read this from nate who says teachers response well for teaching american history need to begin far before 776 to understand the us now we need to understand how it all began with the parenting of the land and the exploitation of death and inflamed human beings i will use the 619 project to teach the truth. thank you yes thank you on line community you have an assignment today to go check out the 69000 project link and i will see you on line and so watching.
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the television. when the news breaks. when people need to be heard and the story needs to be told pretty remarkable due to about a real died last week and crossing from mexico to the united states with exclusive interviews and in-depth reports we committed border to the mission life here is a section of al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you more award winning documentaries and denied news. it looks ugly it sounds ugly and scares people from america's high streets to mexico's on the world record for just this side and who controls the other people in power follows the smuggling route and test the ease of acquiring untraceable weapons on american soil the weapon that
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was designed for war and it took you about 5 minutes to buy a few america's guns are arming mexico's cartels on al jazeera congressman are you interested in stopping crime. i know that i'm in london with the top stories on al-jazeera sudan's new prime minister has vowed to work towards ending his country's economic crisis on established peace abdullah has been sworn in as part of a transitional government which is expected to lead sudan towards democratic elections in 3 years it's hoped that a new joint military and civilian sovereign council will end months of political uncertainty and violence to morgan has more now from khartoum. well the prime
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minister who was just born in you front of the council his role would be very much to oversee the vision and implemented vision of the forces of freedom and change coalition that is the coalition back signed a power sharing agreement with the military council on saturday before the military council was dissolved this morning ahead of the formation of the thumbprint council now he will be appointing an executive cabinet which will be made up of a majority of members which will be nominated from the opposition coalition from the forces of freedom and change with the exception of the minister of interior and the minister of different the military said that they will be the one to name people to that position but basically you can imagine he would have a heart of a prime minister he would be appointing a member and he will be deciding on the policies of the government and the sovereign council will be overseeing that body so it looks like the fate of the transitional period how it will be run will largely rest on the prime minister something that the prime minister who has been appointed are going to have
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a dog knows he landed this afternoon into dan and upon landing he gave a statement saying that the focus in the next few months will be trying to stop what has gone wrong trying to basically focus on a transitional period trying to rebuild sudan and then economist focusing on the economy and rebuilding it back again the u.s. says it will bring in new rules to allow migrant families to be detained indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the united states on the current legislation migrant children can be held for more than 20 days the policy part of a crackdown on undocumented migrants will have no limits on how long children or their families can be detained officials say will stop people deliberately traveling with children to avoid detention. the scale of this crisis has required us to ask a tremendous amount of our border patrol agents and see with your officers as they have stepped up this new rule provide them with well deserved relief and allow them to rededicate their resources in time towards stopping criminals at the border the
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job they signed up to do and 4th the new rules protect children by reducing incentives for adults including human smugglers to exploit minors in the dangerous journey to our border the number of forest fires in brazil's amazon rainforest has surged to its highest number since records began in 2030 the 73000 files that been detected since january and 84 percent rise in the same period last year the majority of the fires are in the amazon basin home to the world's largest rainforest us president donald trump is accuse the danish prime minister mehta fredrickson of being nasty and not like soft she rebuffed his idea of buying agreements it led trump to cancel a planned trip to dead not next month he says his offer to purchase the semi autonomous danish territory was just an idea. denmark i look forward to going but i thought that the prime minister's statement that it was absurd that was that it was absurd idea was that the i thought it was that inappropriate statement or here to
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do is say no we wouldn't be address the. british prime minister boris johnson says he's confident the u.k. can leave the european union with a deal but only if the irish backs off is removed johnson's been holding talks with german chancellor angela merkel in berlin burkle has challenged johnson to find a replacement for the backstop within 30 days. 5 e.u. states have agreed to take a nearly 100 migrants who were stranded at sea for weeks the migrants have been spending the 1st day on dry land after they were finally allowed to leave the open arms of rescue ship and and to to take on tuesday evening the italian government had prevented the boat from docking but a local prosecutor intervened to be useful to agencies will now screen the migrants to establish whether they are eligible for international protection. and there's the latest headlines here on al-jazeera more from me and 25 minutes witness is coming next stay with us.
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around at 3 am with loudspeakers on the street and wake us up with your message from cord. then we should also be able to put that frustration out in some way and it comes out as a tease in making fun. i can make fun for self-expression so that we just remain sane. is junk that. push owing so much recipients to crossing the sun. we want to help the cause and it just working inside our country. if we begin to build systems that tell the people of our country that their hopes their opportunities up right here with us. that some people in europe would think that would be a little better bring me back and i guess i don't accept my leaving me with.


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