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you can hear the urgency in his voice is palpable hi i'm femi oke am and you are in the stream you were just listening to audio of the first emergency call made better at twelve fifty four am london time it was in his flat at the tragic when four tower fire would start on the one year anniversary of the june the fourteenth blaze in which only seventy two people died questions remain why did repeated warnings about the building go on heat it could figure mergence a response have been more effective and where are the survivors today one of the survivors is mrs rock a yet a mamadou who lived in a flat on the first floor when phil managed to escape with her grandson and she joins us now from london mrs margie thank you for taking time out of this day for us on the screen and. when you heard that emergency call takes us back a year what was it like just hearing it. out
of all of the memories of that escape your escape what's the one you want to share with us what is the one that you would never ever forget while one. i will never ever. when i run out are. all. find out. what you are like. and somebody will it be it's. only when do cry and. this is the early hours of the morning so you would have been in bed how did you wake up what happened i woke up by crying you know what. i heard. a loser.
so i. do. and then i screamed out was going on that i did my schooling we've always said to leave. you skate with your grandson and now you are living in the area not too far away from going for the taliban what's your house thing like right now . i mean temporary accommodation have been. a good one. accommodation which windows never. will cost you mention nothing. with. temporary. beginning to see what that would cause. because. it is. so you look.
so now we have. we are trying to put a closure to all the. nightmare we have. it wasn't. going to. work you know in the middle of the night have you poppy titian. to bring it. i know that you had to carry your grandson out of the tower i'm sorry to bring up this terrible terrible memories and he was twelve at the time how did doing how. he was we have just got to be. so.
full. twelve years to go to bed by contagion was rather late once he fell asleep immediately to work in more proactive about ten minutes. so i had to be lifted and put on. my have my dressing gown over my head and. the smoke. was gushing. i became blind. my sister knew that i should be released and that child will fire so i looked. and i was going to take i tripped and fell over and that was. how do you doing now mrs lambert you having to ing he took
a trying to trying to said to. save schools move to temporary accommodation and they are now trying to move back to decide. so i don't go in there thinking of the psychological effects of the building of the children. earlier this week he met the british prime minister theresa man he's going to show our audience something from the twitter feed of grenfell speaks and she met with volunteers and members that went for united and she sat down and she had an if star dinner with them and was talking to local residents starting as a end of the daily fast if you're observing ramadan as a muslim and i'm just looking at her sitting on the floor she's not looking entirely comfortable but you had a conversation with the british prime minister what did you talk to her about this
week i did. which was four days ago. i decided to produce my excel and i said i was for our. very good to see all because it is like you know we live in. is socially degraded area. nobody was. but nobody could. when i so have to. take you've got to work you have to shift your. i think because it begins or could a new addition between the god of the pope and the reach. of the very. happy if you guys power. everybody in our. education.
religion segregation color segregation. because you're a swell. she was she was what i said. thank you very much so i hope. not. i don't think the president. the. members are the members of the local community and this is my money we're going to talk about that in just a moment i know that you want to go to memorial the reason why you're wearing a green headdress is because you're also remembering the people who died in the fire year ago today so looking at malmedy thank you so much for joining us today on the stream appreciate it very.
testimonies in an ongoing public inquiry have revealed a many problems combustible building materials the london fire brigade stay put policy low water pressure for the fire hoses and poor ventilation systems to name just a few issues with a separate police investigation that could lead to charges of manslaughter activists say that those who may be held responsible scrambling to shift the blame with me now to talk about this samia with the project with the gram film was lame response unit sales better is a barrister with the red lion chambers back on hudson is a coordinator with the radical house networking longdon and we also asked members
of the public inquiry and also the government to pay on the program but we were told that nobody was invaded available but welcome everybody else really good to have you here let me share with you something that tammy said on twitter and she was talking about what it is like today as a as a member of the community around though and she describes today as solidarity of spirit from within the community the government and kensington and chelsea council still needs to win back the trust feelings of misrepresented and insensitive support saturated with grief and trauma a year on hardly recovery saying. one locals view how are you today. first of all thank you so much for having me and first and foremost i apologize for somewhat the noise that you might and the audience more hear behind me i am. the remembering grandchildren which is taking place today. in commemoration in
remembrance of the victims that sunday lost to a one year ago and today today we here really to select back and to remember the legacy of the lives that we lost on that day and i choose to say no i mean now there's about four thousand people he had just finished the silent lunch in which about three to four thousand people took place and. i'm just thinking back at how sing it is as a topic that keeps coming up with this whole tragedy the full showing off to what the idea of how many how will sit tight to house people from the taliban and those extreme circumstance where they lost everybody what do you think of the effort so far when i don't think that we've seen anything like a competent response to that kind of atrocity going phone never should have happened in the first place but if the unspeakable happened a year ago are there should have been a serious disaster response put in place and that's true in
a lot of levels particularly on housing we see people survivors from the tower who was there when hotels many of them in temporary accommodation. is the top. and there were lots of. placed by the file along the walkways in that state those people are also shown the times they've lost family members neighbors friends and almost all of them are in temporary accommodation in fact we found this week that quite a few of them are actually being pushed into very insecure temporary private rented situations and being pressured by the council to give up their flats on the estate and we've been to this totally uncertain future so in terms of housing the council is saying they're not going to buy any more combination they have no plans to do so but they still haven't dealt with the basic immediate needs of people that were affected by this fire this fire which was now twelve months ago and they still just
haven't taken serious action so i guess a little snapshot of what that means in st housing in temporary housing but when you are working with individual members of the community the logistics of moving and continue to move give us one little snapshot of what that's like so i guess i guess there's two sides to this coin and the first side of it is that i should be majority of those people you know the campbell who's the leader of the rober of constituency she mentioned how ninety percent of those families have actually accepted. accepted an offer of house now what does that look like that you know that doesn't mean they've actually moves the question then that leads to their use why have they actually moved in all we settled into their new homes now is a few days ago she went again the leader of the house and she went on live and a few days go and she said that i could see the council was doing this at the pace
of the survivors now i know for a fact i'm i'm just going to be a snapshot of just one example of the family and i'm not going to use the word case because you know words like case is what the council used but these are human beings these are individuals who have some a tremendous. and one example of someone. right now at the grandfather's muslim sponsored it she has mobility issues she's actually been placed in a hotel in which her own will chair does not even get to the boss furthermore she has no shower facilities and she has to go down the list she has to come out of the hotel and. to another hotel nearby to go into another room to use to use a shower so when you when you look at in terms of the housing situation really there's one word to describe it and it's it's undignified you know really you know it's taking away the dignity of the people who have suffered so much already i
guess let me share this with you this comes from truth seeker on twitter after paying any consequences for those responsible for the safety issues on the ground for taua other new interventions are regulations in place to prevent this from happening again of the victims received adequate compensation say so what do you know. well there was a public inquiry that started fairly quickly after the fire the prime minister initiated the process it's got good says taken a few months for the chairman of the choir just more big to start hearing evidence it will take time as i understand it there could be two reports in sequence as a result of the car the first phase report we'll be looking at the mechanics of the fire and what exactly happened on on that night the second phase which will take a little longer we'll look to take
a broader picture or what can be done what the regulations are what the short of it and so that's the public inquiry as far as justice is concerned of course there is a police investigation that's taking place that in itself may take a few more months before any decisions are made to prosecute any potential defendants and there's a wide range of potential and of course the lawyers representing the families of those that passed away and also those that survived will have their own civil action that they can then see you probably after the choir is reported to the prosecution if there are any completed i'm just wondering same ish on that front page of the grenfell tower inquiry you can go look for it yourself us at gruntal talent highway dot org dot u.k. and it's a message from the chairman on this front page my thoughts and those of all members of the inquiry team and with the families of all those who lost their lives and
those whose lives have been affected by the terrible fire a year ago signed by the chairman there is a motion and passion and horror and all emotions that you can possibly think of involved around this inquiry how do you do that job how do you do this effectively with so much emotion and also a very engaged community same ish. so the the start of the inquiry. was not a happy one in that the appointment or the chairman just more it was not universally widely accepted that's an understatement was saying is that's an understatement. right. the community were very unhappy because here was a judge who was backgrounds from public school who went straight to one of the best universities in the country who then went to the bar read the high court bench so all the communities fear was this is
a. lot understand us and the concern of the residents of the local community was we want people on the inquiry yeah we understand you think you should a david here says why doesn't the public inquiry ask the questions that the community want to asking such as why isn't this being called corporate manslaughter why i think why we look into the white of course is like social inequality so many questions that said i want to bring that back and say in into this conversation because i'm really thinking about what has happened what has happened that is positive back in this last year what progress has been made in terms of other tablets and in terms of cutting for instance. well there's been a huge amount i think in north kensington as in the rest of the country communities organizing themselves to to cough to each other and to kind of get their rights and their safety dealt with quickly but still we're seeing from local and from
central government it's just very very little movement and it's incredibly slow so it took eleven months it was only last month that apartment to start to reason may announce that cladding on housing association council blocks that is the same as that that was used for oh will be removed she committed four hundred million pounds to this removal we then found out a couple of days later that actually this four hundred million pounds was being taken from affordable housing projects so even when progress is made the government is is not taking housing seriously the only way that people are going to get safety is if either people elsewhere don't get social housing bill we've seen you know incredibly from the ground for the united who are no can as ational survivors from the tower bereaved family members they feel extremely hard to request that the same crowding news that graeme felt be banned and the government review said that they
didn't recommend bombing this crowding so even when people are directly affected are asking feels very clear specific things we're just not seeing political well will on any level that actually matches the severity of this discharging j.v. a new chief says chelsea has a surplus of one plus billion this is the the bar in which going forward is in they don't want to fix the problem i don't need symbolic celebrations a year ago when we were doing the first stream show about the grenfell tower and the communities and we asked what do you need right now a year on what is the community need right now. so i think i mean you know one of the one of the positives that's come out of this tragedy is something that i've been mentioned already it's how communities have been able to structure and really organize themselves and i'm just going to mention just as how how far as today they've managed to do that we've talked about going through tonight and how
survivors have come together buoy families have come together to really spearhead the fight for justice for themselves we also have heard about. when so speaks which is taking. which is taking the reality of making sure that everything to do it grenfell is documented in terms of media i think that's a community member one other thing i want to talk about is actually when communities came together and pull themselves together and ensure that this support and provision and resources were if they double to survivors something amazing happened what what happened was that those voices were able to get rejected. much larger problems for example the response unit which is made up of several charities such as. help. relief nationals across our nation and as these foundations and i mean foundation. we're seeing now that these organizations can
now sit on a government level and actually advise government ministers and individuals as to how to do with you keep tragedies because you know the u.k. spends tremendous amount of money on humanitarian aid but when we realize that actually all such it keeps me sane people of delivery when it comes to tragedies and you just it just it makes sense how can we send tremendous amount of money abroad and do we try to support but when it happens in the riches but. richard or i think in the world. you know we're helpless as interesting i want to go to richard bergen he said just a spokesperson for the labor party and he's based in the u.k. we asked him about his thoughts one year of the anniversary of the quest for talent coming down this is what he told the street he asked me one most optimistic about i am optimistic that the british public who keep supporting the survivors in their struggle for justice. more than one hundred fifty thousand people signed
a petition and forced to debate in parliament in support of just this. i'm confident support will remain signed until the truth is uncovered and until justice is finally done a back of the power of the community is extraordinary londoners get together a lot and they help each other a lot but the power of the community pushing this issue and helping people to actually find a way to talk to their local councils pressurize what they want what have you seen that actually make you think we actually do have agency. i think i was saying is describes i'm far better than i can the kind of the kind of community sort of diety and just organizing people needed a mysterious design you know a kind of state level disaster response was totally remarkable and i think we see this actually not just in north kensington but elsewhere in london and in the country as well which is that when residents nigh that there are safety issues or
any kind of issue with the place that they're living they are the experts of their own lives they know and they organize there was the groundswell action group who are a member of the network that i work for they predicted that there would be some kind of safe some huge safety programs they in fact predicted a fire several months before it happened and that's because they paid diligent attention to what was going on where they lived and they for extremely hard i hate you all saying trust the residents back becca hudson. zenia and mrs mom and you thank you so much for being part of this special strain a year after the brentford tower fire i'm going to leave you with images of the grenfell tower at night they seize a memorial of the at least seventy two people who were killed a year ago today and so watching.
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