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justice! >> when do we want it? >> now! >> they are running towards base... >>...explosions going off we're not quite sure... >> fault lines al jazeera america's emmy winning, investigative, documentary, series... >> this is al jazeera america live. we have today ace top stories. a wake in new york for a slain police officer, the latest in the ongoing national discussion of police and the communities they are sworn to protect. and it was the day after christmas in 2004 an earthquake off indonesia brings a surge of water towards the coast. and now no one could know at the time of the devastation that would follow. frustrated and grieving, parents in mexico demand answers
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for children who remain missing for three months. >> in new york thousands come to mourning for plain officers. in a sea of blue, nypd officers pay their respect foss officer ramos today. thousands came for his wake and a memorial service for him will be held this evening. his funeral is tomorrow morning, and will be attended by an estimated 25,000 police officers from across the country. roxana saberi spoke to ramos' fellow officers. >> i spoke to several people waiting to get in to the wake service at ramos' former church. some of them knew him personally, others did not. but they all said that he did
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not deserve to die, and he should not have paid the price for one man's apparent anger. >> as officers carry the coffin of rafael ramos in to the church he attended for 14 years. hundreds line up to attend his wake service. some knew ramos at church where he volunteered as an you canner. >> he will b always be remembered as one of the face as you walk in saying welcome, my sister, welcome my brother, god bless you. >> he posted this quote saying if your way is not working, try god's way. ramos and fellow officer were shot and killed as they stat in their patrol car. the suspect as seen in this surveillance video, turned the gun on himself after that. officials say that he targeted
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the two officers because of their uniforms. now many people here are struggling to understand why ramos had to die on such a gruesome way. >> no man has the power to, they don't have the right to take it. in jesus' name. >> as the afternoon war on, hundreds turned in to thousands. >> the doors are about to open. the line is snaking down the block. one of these officers say that they did not know ramos personally. they said it doesn't matter. they came her here to show support to a fellow officer. >> it's a brotherhood. >> the assassination of an officer is unspeakable, unheard of. just given the climate of what's going on in the country it's imperative that we show up and support our brother officers. >> services for ramos'' partner are still pending. meanwhile, six people have been
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arrested for allegedly threatening police officers since the two officers were called last saturday and tony, the nypd has also increased protection and security around some of its own precinct buildings. >> what a sad day. roxana saberi with us. the suspect claimed he was going to kill police officers in retribution for the deaths of eric garner and michael brown earlier this year. more than 100 people block streets chanting black lives matter yesterday. most protesters were peaceful. police say there were no arrests. another demonstration took place in berkeley, missouri, where a black teenager was shot and killed by a black police officer this week. the police say that the 18-year-old pointed a gun at the
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police officer. that protest remained peaceful, but in ferguson a vandal hit the makeshift vigil of michael brown. this morning, volunteers cleaned up the site and rebuilt that memorial. ash har quaraishi takes a look back at the shooting in ferguson that thrust the st. louis suburb into the national spotlight. >> 50 years after the landmark civil rights activ activist passed, riots erupted on the streets of ferguson, missouri. businesses set ablaze and cars destroyed, three and a half months of fury had been simmering here since a white police officer killed a black teenager on a warm saturday afternoon in august. michael brown was lying in the
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street. he had been shot six times. brown was unarmed. within hours hundreds of outraged protesters took to the street. but soon some turned vie atlanta, looting or vandalizing businesses. an indication and convenience store was set on fire. michael brown's parents pleaded with the community to protest peacefully as they tried to find out what happened to their son, leaning on ac activists for support. in 1980 ferguson was 14% black and 80% whiten but stay 70% of the residents are
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african-american. the police department has not kept up with that change. three out of 50 police officers are black. the city council is almost all white. >> i don't want society to see this as just african american thing. we just want justice. >> with tensions escalating the police responded with armor style vehicles using tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators. many accused law enforcement of using excessive force. >> we need to get everyone to calm down and try to bring some peace to this. >> others were tear gassed,
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including our al jazeera crew. police released very few details of what led to the shooting. it took six days for them to give the name of the officer, darren wilson, who shot brown. and shows photos of brown stealing from a convenience store before the shooting. >> people went over to this liquor store and try to break in there. some people started going in. >> this is a civil rights movement. my name is antowain smith. i came out to stand up for my rights. >> in ferguson, our interrogation will look at excessive use of force, including deadly force. it will examine the treatment of individuals detained at
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ferguson's city jails. >> the mistrust deepened when residents heard the grand jury decision. >> the determine that a no true bill on each of the t.v. indictments. >> for some it was too much to bear. the night erupted on anything that the community has seen thus far. >> protesters burned and damaged 75 businesses along the way. business owners were left to pick up the pieces. >> they told us that they would protect all the business and all that was around here. >> despite the hurt and distrust that the community has endured many hope for peace and change in the new year. >> it's nothing wrong with following. the problem is when you don't get up. >> ash har quaraishi. >> in mexico another strategy is
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prompting demonstrations. it's been three months since their students have disappeared. david mercer reports. >> as you can see there are hundreds of people who are sta starting to gather here. before they start a mary down one of mexico's main avenues. there is a feeling of anger, frustration and disbelief that three months has passed since these students were kidnapped in the state of guerrero, handed over to police, who then handed them--i should say, kidnapped, taken by the police, and handed over to drug cartel members and they haven't been heard from since. this is another action, the fourth time that the parents of the missing students have been here, taking their message to the people, trying to keep pressure on the authorities, trying to force them to do something to bring their children back and at least let
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them know what has happened to their children. this is a country that certainly no stranger to violence, and yet it's a topic that people are generally quite afraid, people are afraid to talk about what happens here. this has been a cathartic moment that has really opened up for discussion about what is happening, and so it's really opened up discussions to allow people to come together and to demand that there be change. but while the authorities have tried to make some changes while they pulled municipal police out of some areas and put federal police in those areas, it has not stopped people of becoming victims of vie glens pakistani security forces have killed the suspected mastermind of last week's bloody school attack. almost 150 people were killed
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when the school in pekhawar was attacked. the man only known as saddam died in a gunfight with security forces. >> the death terrorists have been identified. his name is saddam. saddam was the most wanted and dangerous terrorist. he was the mastermind in many attacks. >> while six of saddam's accomplices were arrested, senator john mccain was in baghdad where he would discuss isil. mccain flew to iran from afghanistan where he met the country's new president. mccain is said to become chair of the senate arms services committee next year. kurdish peshmerga fighters are reporting progress in their
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fight against isil. thousandthey've been able to open the corridor that help thousands of yazidis to flee the mountains. in afghanistan an airstrikes has killed three people in logar province. taliban fight percent reportedly the target, bu. president obama and the first lady spent part of the christmas day with service men stationed in hawai'i. >> we've been in continuous war now for almost 13 years over 13 years. and next week we'll be ending our combat mission in
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afghanistan. obviously-- [applause] >> as the conflict winds down, so, too, have american casualties. as of christmas day 38 u.s. soldiers had been killed in action. that's less than half of the previous years total. with that said over 1800 u.s. troops will have been killed in action before the 13-year conflict officially ends. >> because of extraordinary service of men and women in the american armed forces afghanistan has a chance to rebuild it's own country. we are safer. it's not going to be a source of terror attacks again. >> while the president is probably referring to terrorist attacks outside of afghanistan, there has been no shortage of those inside the country. two weeks before christmas a suicide-bomber launched a fatal attack during a high school play. over 4,000 afghan soldiers and
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police have been killed in 2014, making it the deadliest year of the war for them. the taliban has claimed responsibility for much of the violence and pledged to step up their attacks on foreign and afghan forces. so the nearly 11,000 troops the obama administration is leaving in the region for support will have plenty of work to do, and as the president points out, so will american forces elsewhere. >> we still have very difficult missions. we still have folks in afghanistan helping afghanistan security forces. we have people deal with ebola and west africa and we have folks stationed all around the world. >> you know, the president is not popular with the troops. the military times polls show that only 15% of active duty service members approve of mr. obama's job in commander in chief. 55% disapprove. in 2009, 91% of service members said that they were satisfied
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with their quality of life. that dropped to 56% this year. in 2009, 87% of service members said that their pay was good or slept, the newspaper writes that reasons for the president's sinking approval include budget cuts, policy frustrations and changes on policies on gay and female soldiers. russia's expansionist. it's. >> quite interesting because it gives you an idea of what the president sees as the threat they are facing the country as we move in to 2015. first and foremost is nato. look, since the fall of the berlin wall, nato has 12
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countries to its membership, and that blue tide is coming closer and closer to russia. really, putin and the kremlin are not happy about this. they see this as a potential threat in the years ahead. that's the first concern. the second concern is more of an international fear. basically he's very unhappy with the u.s. prompt global strike program. this is a conventional program in which the u.s. would be able to deliver a conventional strike within one hour's notice, and the kremlin is not happy about that, for obvious reasons. they're talking about the possible destabilization.
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>> ukraine's government and separatist held a mass prisoner swap. further negotiations after wednesday's session broke up early. the prisoner swap was the only thing that the two sides could agree on that day. russiaday. it began with a powerful earthquake off the court of indonesia and coming up on al jazeera america we'll hear from survives and the legacy of the 2004 asian tsunami.
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global attacks on free press. monday 9:00 eastern. on al jazeera america.
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>> one of the worst natural disasters in a century occurred on the other side of the world. near a quarter million people were killed by a tsunami. today, the world paused to remember the dead. we were at the memorial in indonesia, a community that took a direct hit from the tsunami. >> reporter: many gather in prayer in the indonesia province hardest hit by the tsunami nearly 170,000 victims are remembered. had woman lost her two and her mother. >> our thoughts about our family stay with us forever. i was head of the school then, and offer out of 300 students, 70 survived. >> in sri lanka the memorial
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starts in a train where man it was derailed. >> the water was up to my neck when i got out of the carriage of an window. i was about to be swept away when an old man grabbed me and kept me from washing away. >> people across the region united by those horrifying moments a decade ago. >> to many this feels like it happened just yesterday. in ten years the indonesia province has been resurrected remarkedly, but the fear remains that many are unprepared if another disaster strikes. >> a disaster can be overcome by
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change in culture. i think after the tsunami many learned there will be less victims next time. they know they have to run away and go to higher grounds. >> while still in pain and gri grief, they thank the world for its generosity. $7billion was donated, money used to turn the war- and disaster-stricken province to a new place to start a new life. >> the impact of a 2004 tsunami was felt around the world. among the victims were hundreds of foreign nationals, some were in the region for work. others there just for vacation. they were remembered as well today. we have more from thailand. >> it's been called the world's first globe disaster. the tsunami of 2004 came in here in thailand, devastating this entire region. among the fatalities were 15
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nationalities in large part because this area of thailand is tourism destination. in this alone, something like 540 swedes were killed. for them it's as much of a national tragedy as for thailand. looking back on the last ten years if you ask tourists who have come back to pay their respects and residents who make their living off the tourism industry, they will all say that the memory is as sharp and painful as if it happened yet. but they will also say that business is better living up to the slogan that the humanitarian community were using at the time of the tsunami. they said they wanted to build
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back better. this place, which was kind of a sleepy fishing fil village back then is now a fully form commercial proposition. it is very busy, there are many tourists coming here. in that sense things are better than before the tsunami. but there is also a lot of very painful individual stories. it was an event that irrevokebly changed lives right around the world. >> well damage from the tsunami stretched for thousands of miles across more than 13 countries, al jazeera puts that in perspective. >> reporter: the earthquake hit 66 kilometers off the island of sumatra just at request 6:00 i in the morning. the magnitude of over nine it was the third largest earthquake ever recorded. some estimates suggest it had
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the power of 2 23 hiroshima type bombs. it traveled thousands of kilometers across the indian ocean. one of the closest places to the earthquake was indonesia with waves 10 meters high crashing on the shoreline. a number of people killed here is estimated at 160,000, 500,000 displaced. in thailand, 8,000 died, 7,000 displaced. in sri lanka, 35,000 died. 500,000 displaced. the tsunami would also cause loss of life and damage in ten other indian ocean countries. the total number of people
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killed over 220,000. making this the single worst tsunami in recorded history. >> in malaysia the tsunami anniversary coincided with a different kind of disaster. we're talking about flooding here where thousands have been forced from their homes. the floods are blamed for at least five deaths and the malaysian government has evacuated thousands of people from the area. they say its relief efforts continue to be hampered by the weather. coming up, a memorial for a slain new york city police officer. amid the tension following a series of police-related killings and the protests that followed. and later the process of fracking offering more energy, but is the cost one we're willing to pay?
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>> police officers from all over the united states have gathered in new york to remember a slain police officer. a wake was held today for officer rafael ramos. he and his partner were shot and killed last saturday while sitting in their patrol car in brooklyn. a memorial service will be held this evening. his funeral will be held tomorrow morning. a massachusetts police officer tells al jazeera, he would make the trip. >> it's unspeakable, unheard of. just give the climate of what's going on in the country today, it's imperative that we show up and support our brother officers. >> the nypd is also dealing with threats made against other officers. police say at least six people have been arrested for allegedly threatening police officers. they found these weapons in the home of a man suspected of
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making a threat. the nypd also increased protection around precinct buildings. after the two police officers were shot and killed by the gunman last saturday. >> i spoke to hundreds of cops from cops up to chiefs they feel th feel-- >> who the them. >> the community at large, the people who are out in the forefront, the protesters, they feel that everybody is against them right now. the message being sent to the masses of the community is that the cops will stick together no matter what. but we need a message being sent
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of rom readiry. >> does that reinforce the idea of us against them, and in two separate camps here? >> it can. we have to be very careful how we spin this. i've been speaking with community members. the community are not mad at cops. they're mad at bad cops. cops need to have thick skin. i've been a cop for 26-some years. they really don't want anybody saying anything to them. it's a machismo job, including the women, it's a very mass lynn job, and they feel like nobody can tell us what to do. well guess what, people can tell you what to do because they pay the taxes. there is a climate with a lot of unarmed young black men being murdered, people are upset. but for the majority of cops, they're overwhelmingly doing a great job. it's a small few that protesters are talking about.
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and officers are taking it personal, but it's not personal. it's just business. >> this is from the brooklyn borough president in his op-ed. he said when he was on the for force. he would rather be tried by 12 jurors than six pal bearers. >> that is a dangerous statement. that's a very dangerous statement. the statement i would rather be tried-- >> yes, i would rather be tried by 12 jurors than six pallbearers. >> if you have that mentality, then you might make a bad decision. >> it leads to the complaint that we hear sometimes it could be sending the images that
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officers can be trigger happy. >> it's a very, very vague statement, and it's a dangerous statement, and i've never used it. i would never allow anyone to use that around me. >> well, sudan is using its decision to expel two officials who say they were unfairly criticizing the government's policies. it comes as sudan butts heads with peacekeepin peace keepers. fighting has forced a half million people to flee their homes, and peace keepers are down 20,000. joining me now a sudan policy analyst for the enough project. good to see you. good to have you back on the program tell us present time today, the government of sudan and the united nations in
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particular this peacekeeping mission in darfur. >> yes, the relationship is growing extremely strained by the day, and you have the peace keepers just being an instructed at every turn. this week we saw the government kick out two senior members of the teams. but before that they shut down a human rights office and also prevented peace keepers from going to the town where there are allegations that almost 200 women were raped in mass by sue an army officers. >> i'm saying that it's because the u.n. wants to investigate possible war crimes. is there anything more going on here in terms of the breakdown of this relationship? >> well, the bigger story is that in many ways the government of sudan has been at war with its people. >> since 2003, 2004, yes, yes. >> you know, genocide in darfur
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is a household issue. here in the united states, and around the world. but the war has continued there and other parts of the country as well. this is a long-standing issue. and for the first time in a while the opposition has started to come together. this is very threatening. >> let me ask you something. what is your reaction to the critique of the u.n. peacekeeping machine, that it has not done enough. is it has not done enough to protect the civilian population in the country, and particularly in darfur. what do you think of the criticism. >> i think on many levels it's extremely warranted. that said piece peace keepers face obstruction in every turn. the government does not adhere to the status forces agreement, but sometimes the u.n. is not pushing hard enough. in many instances in their own investigation of themselves they found even when they know that the government troops have attacked a particular village
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they have not called them out. >> how is it that darfur has fallen off the international radar. it was great to see the piece in "the new york times" today, but it really seems to have fallen off the international radar, and attention is clearly going to other crisis in the world, right, even crisis in africa. is that part of what's going on here at a certain point this has been going on since 2003-2004, people have moved on? it's sad to say. >> i think that's part of the story. but the other part maybe people don't realize the fight is continuing, the displacement is jo ongoing and the action is as bad in darfur now as it was about a decade ago. with the resurgence of these troops. >> the government has called them the rapid support force and
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they have given them new weapons, a new name, and a mandate. >> always government-supported, back in 2003, 2004, and the genocide continues today. >> the new man date just operating in darfur, now these troops are operating all across the country. they've been spotted and implicated in attacks and abuse abuses, and just this week in khartoum itself. >> have people dropped the ball on this? >> many in the security council are looking to take this up again. >> with the resolution? >> earlier this among the prosecutor who was given the case through her hands up. she said i can't keep
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investigate going to i don't get some back up. >> that's the other shoe to drop in this. the international community is not helping me in my efforts to get this man, the president of sudan, in the dock. >> yes, she said that nobody is helping with the arrests, but also that she isn't getting the backup to do the investigation to document the crime so that she could really have a strong case to go to the judges with. that's something that the security council can act on. >> right right. >> the other thing they can do with the resolution is reconsider and reinvigorate some of the sanctions that were set up a number of years ago, but have not really had a bite to them just yet. >> what would that be? would that be a chapter 7? what are you thinking? >> it would an chapter 7. there have been a lot of chapter 7 action in the past. in this case they would just take that. they already have the whole system set up, but it's really about naming the people who are the architects of the atrocities, and singling them
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out, banning their travel, and further isolating this regime. >> let me ask you quickly, look, you're still very young. why is this so personal for you? you first were following this story when, what were you, a teenager at that point? >> i think that darfur is something that awakened the consciousnes consciousness of a lot of people. and a decade later the issues remain. it might be time to come back to some of that activist. >> a sudan policy analyst, happy holidays for you. >> still ahead on this program the process of fracking offering more energy, but is the price to high? and al jazeera special report is coming up next.
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>> you fracking is using water to release oil and gas trapped in rock. this special report raises questions in a variety of communities. >> they're destroying our land, our water. they're using up our water. >> and homeowners are fed up. >> it makes us feel like punks. we feel like punks. >> reason? many who live in the neighborhood west of los angeles face fines if they violate water restrictions while the oil company operating next door is free to use millions of gallons of water for fracking. >> they use quite a bit of drinking water to do this work when we have no water in our reserves. there is no water in our los angeles basin aquafers at this moment. >> to see the fracks process up
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close is next to impossible, but we know to frack one well takes 100,000 gamble up to 1 million gallons of water. >> in 2013-2014 1300 wells were fracked in california, according to doggr. >> is doggr regulating and monitoring how much water is being used. >> water rights in the state of utah, it's not regulated by the state. >> shouldn't the regulatory agency be regulating and have oversight over that? >> if the legislature gives us the authority to take a look at that, we surely would. >> you can't act without the legislature? >> we can't tell somebody that they can't purchase water without some former of statutory construct. >> i think it's absolutely inexplicable and inexcusable nat state allows this practice to continue.
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>> at the center of biological dryersty non-profit working to ban fracking in california. >> many communities are struggling to keep their you faucets going and farms irrigated. key cannot forward to waste water on a dangerous practice such as fracking. >> you think it's okay to use water in this time of drought. >> from my point of view, we don't have the authority t to tell someone how to use water. >> then that's not regulating. >> bill sb 4 goes in to effect in 2014, it does not regulate how much water is used.
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>> who is looking out for us? it is just us. we have to get boots on the ground. we have to start as citizens and stand up for our rights and say it's enough already. it's enough. >> in the small farming town of shafter, california, students at sequoia elementary school play in the shadow of big oil. >> my first concern is for my daughter. many things happen in my area. first thing is fracking. >> frack something a controversial oil and gas extraction method where water and chemicals are pumped in to the ground allowing oil and gas to escape. long-time resident rodrigo romo believes that it's making his 13-year-old daughter sick. three wells less than half a mile away from joanna's elementary school was fracked at
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some point in the last three years. in august she started suffering seizures. >> when i go in to school, i went outside, it was very hot, and the men were working there, my head started to hurt a lot. >> joanna now takes half a dozen pills a day. she no longer plays softball or hangs out with ends. >> i want to see my daughter laughing and jumping and running again. i love my daughter. i'm very mad because the government here. >> a new report released by frack tracker alliance finds more than 350,000 children in the state taped school within one mile of oil or gas wells, and i.
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>> what the data shows is an undo you burden on these communities that are predomina predominantly hispanic and predominantly non-white. >> just beyond this fence you see the sequoia playground. and residents hearsay that the fence will not protect them and their children from toxic chemicals that are released during the fracking process. while other states have set-back limits on how close an oil well can be to a school, california does not. the state's regulatory agency in charge of the oil and gas industry known as doggr said it does not have oversight of takin. >> we're regulating the operation themselves, but where they are placed that's all
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determined locally. >> if doggr was inclined to issue sit whack bruce or regulate heavier. >> i don't know that doggr has the authority to issue set back. >> it is a huge problem. why? you're allowing an up loader to come in to any community whenever they want. >> juan, what evidence is there that fracking makes people glike the evidence that we have that fracking makes people sick is the same evidence that fracking doesn't have anybody sick. we really don't have the science to back it up. >> doctors treating joanna cannot say for sure what has caused her seizures. what the romos do know without question the small town they call home is not made just for farming any more. al jazeera, shafter, california. >> a new computer program is helping climate change researchers in canada.
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it helps identify the problem of coastal erosion. around prince edward island scientists are painting a bleak forecast. >> barbara and emmet know coastal erosion only too well. where their home once stood 25 meters in the water. >> you sort of get used to it. the fact that it isn't here any more. it didn't happen just overnight. it grew on us gradually, and it's just one of those things that you have to accept. >> prison edward island has some of canada's most sought after shore front property, but sea surges are washing it away each year. >> you're not just losing land, you're losing money because you paid per-square-foot. now every-square-foot that drops
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off in the money, it's hurting the money belt. vial infrastructure is threatened too. this lighthouse will soon be moved inland by volunteers. sewage treatment plans, bridges, roads, and even wind turbines are menaced by the wind and weather. the sand stones around this island are so crumbbly you can crush them in your hand have been eroding since time existed. but this is showing what climate change is doing to their homes and property. >> you can see the cliffs quite nicely. >> if it looks like a video game, that's because clive, as it's known, combines data with game controllers. you swoop over the island to see vulnerable areas inundated in the future. it was shown on a tour of the technology last summer. >> some people were brought to tears from it. their concern about their own property made them feel very anxious.
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and i was surprised as well that most people suggested that we were under playing the vulnerability, under playing the risk. >> the government said people need to factor erosion in to their plans, build their homes further back from the shore as for climate change that's a global issue. rising seas and worsening storm surges are far beyond what a small canadian jurisdiction could possibly deal with on its own. what emmet and barbara experience is just a fact of island life. >> and straight ahead on al jazeera america, making the most of a bad situation. an egyptian woman sewing up her future while in prison. >> it looks nothing like him... >> pan am flight 103 explodes december 21st, 1988 was the right man convicted? >> so many people, at such a high level, had the stake in al-megrahi's guilt >> the most definitive
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look at this shocking crime >> the major difficulty for the prosecution that there was no evidence >> al jazeera america presents lockerbie part two: case closed
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>> tomorrow on tech know. a brutal killing. a thorough investigation. >> we're pushing the envelope. >> but this is no ordinary c.s.i. >> what went on right before that animal died? >> hunting the hunter. >> we're gonna take down the bad guys. >> solving the crime. >> we can save species. >> tech know's team of experts show you how the miracles of science. >> this is my selfie, what can you tell me about my future? >> can affect and surprise us. >> don't try this at home. >> tech know, where technology meets humanity. tomorrow at 7:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> the fashion industry is enjoying a renaissance thanks to a growing population of young professionals looking to spend more money on clothes and accessories. era wooerica wood has hour
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report from swahili fashion week. >> the savvy young professional who has a growing following amongst east africans fashion conscienc conscious. her operation is small, but she has big hopes to one day sell in the large retail stores. she said that her clients are a growing number of young african professionals who are hungry with fashion with a local flavor. >> i keep it simple. >> from the runway, surely african fashion is growing from the inside out. the founder of the swahili fashion week said that there has been a boom in the last five years that designers can now
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create a following on the internet. and because of the increasing number of fashion those shows to show care their garments. >> it has to be appreciated, and at the end of the day fashion is a business, and we have to grow the industry. >> the economy is expanding at an average of 40% each year and it has the largest youth population. there are 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 25 in sub is a harrah's africa. that sets to double in the next 30 years. that means a big available workforce for textile industry and for these fashion designers a big middle class who can buy their clothes. it's time the world stopped seeing africa through stereotypes and instead as a legitimate place of business and design.
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>> we modern that. we have huge resources. we have the richness of the culture. we have the richness of our clothing. >> he said it will be a long road to get on power with fashion hubs in new york and paris, but they're on their way making a name for themselves one step at a time. >> that's really cool. the unrest in egypt and the crackdown on protests has led to the prison population. one jailed protesters is making the worst of her imprisonment. she's selling handbags from her prison cell, and the "made in prison" label is making all kinds of noise. >> yes, she was jailed after protesting against the removal of morsi. since then her family and
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friends are been raising awareness about her imprisonment that they say has been on false charges. the dentistry student has been gaining popularity by the way she spends time in jail. she knits handbags and then she puts a label on them with her name and the words "made in prison." so every time her family visits they bring wool, weeks later she hands over the bags, and they deliver more yarn. so the bags are gaining so much popularity that she now has orders from the general public coming in through facebook. all these facebook orders. she sells them for $10 each. her family and friends say her message is to tell the world prison can't stop the nation. >> something to tell the world even if we are bars our mission will not stop. we will fight, you cannot stop
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us. >> so her family says prison officials have no problem with the handbags leading the facility, but they removed the "made in prison" tags, but you know through social media that people are spreading the word that these are made in prison. what are some of the reactions out there? they say ingenious, indeed. and saying proof that a person's spirit cannot be held down. >> that's terrific stuff, ines, thank you. is the world ready for olympic vagu video games. rob pardo asking the olympic committee to make video gaming an olympic sport. it has become a spectator sport attracting thousands of viewers online and in personal. pardo said that they need to rethink their definition of what
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