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this inuit i will free says i'm a story. global system has failed us and our individual was like. a lawyer. they can make a difference they can change the law to change life if they decided to they are the real heroes here and they are. in the i was a moan with no choice. but to decide to stand or is lost but that is mean button and cost what i believe it's my human rights as a human being. and you remained hopeful and did it in ways that look like this i want to share with our audience this is a tweet from has since twitter feed although i keep losing weight i wanted to try my new treadmill treadmill and doing some heavy exercises trying to make use of billable resources hashtags syrian stock at the airport and you can see there in this week doing doing a few actions i says they are so with that in mind our audience has this question for you that writes and how did you remain hopeful under those circumstances you're
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always accompanied by a smile that's what but there was also i'm still a human and there was a lot of said or done moments. i did not share it. i thought people enjoy they have their own life they have their own problems they have their own tragedies they it's a better to explain my situation not to complain about it but that to deliver a statement with us might. rather than anger or upset or depression so i decided to go with a smile and i realize now life i can understand life from a different perspective hope is the main source for everything i hope to spare some cannot love going toward going to do anything that even will wake up in the morning give it we need to understand that giving up is that is old not an option but is an order that's trying enough. given up so quickly. it's not like this it's
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hard it's lonely it's cool it's anger but if we believe in it we need to stand and we will reach a point when we be but out of what we are doing in love what you are doing god is that that is what's that hearing that story we got this comment live on you tube julie says i hope one day that all oppressed people with feel this kind of freedom how does your experience impacted your feelings about these kinds of restrictions on refugees so in taking that has and what would your message be to an international audience watching you right now would you what would you want to say . we are living in the future of language we are speaking the future language you know there's a lot in the social media and the media so we don't they don't need to go all out to protest with a sign they can make a difference white sitting in their living room by sharing by commenting by liking something out of the evidence of us they can make a difference and believe that we it's the moment when their rights would imagine
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that their duties it's not only to do it their right to speak. freely or to expose themselves it's also the duties and there is a lot of hostile environment in social media they can make the change. and they should do so so the negative people will go back to the caves and there's a lot of love in this world and together we can fight all the negativity and we can make this world the but at least for us and for that if you she's as well has been a perfect way to end this segment thank you for sharing your story with out on the street thank you very much appreciate it thank you we go now to israel where women throughout the country hit the streets on tuesday calling on prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his government to address the uptake and femicide and domestic violence take a look at this video of the rally posted to facebook by women's rights activists some are selling me. yes thank you the only
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outlet thanks a. lot. to . someone who joins us on the phone now she's the founder and director of not arab women in the center also with us in tel aviv allison summer is a journalist for the. newspaper ha'aretz welcome to both of you i'll start here with you it's in hebrew and it is all over instagram right now. translates roughly to i'm a woman i'm on strike and you can just scroll down and see the people who are posting this their self protests alison talk to us about how this movement got started what brought people to the streets. so actually if you see the words
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written on the people's palms it says emergency situation or state of emergency is the strike and the demonstrations that took place on tuesday were an outcry of rage over the inaction of prime minister benjamin and tony i was government to the fact that femicide the number of women murdered by domestic partners by husbands by close family members jumped more than thirty percent in the last year last year it was seventeen and this year which isn't quite over yet has been has risen to twenty four and so part of the demonstrations was having twenty four minutes of silence in memory of those women and the outrage was sparked first of all by the murder of two young girls thirteen year old and a sixteen year old an arab citizen of israel and refugee asylum seeker from from eritrea who were both killed on the same day which just happened to be the day
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after the international day recognizing violence against women and it was also a day in the week that the government had rejected an earlier approved proposal to to give funds to fight this phenomenon so it was really an outcry of protest against the indifference by this government and a demand that the people in charge start taking this phenomenon seriously and adjust it as seriously as they is they take other security issues i hear there alison i want to share this tweet we got from someone whose handle is a syndicate they say if there has been a concrete accomplishment and sail from the me to movement it has been the demonstration of solidarity and carrying that israeli women have shown in their demand but the government mount a real battle against gender violence someone i want to go to you with this because as we all know to sadly on fourth. julie is that violence against women knows no boundaries no race religion culture it happens everywhere talk to us about that
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idea of solidarity between women first of all thank you for. watching this issue we cannot ignore that fifty percent of the femicide victims inside the israeli state of palestinian woman and we are twenty percent of the population that's mean that we are more. as a victims and. out of woman and inside as it is i did much much as the jewish woman the oval fact that i did to her is drawn to thousand women are abused women and israel and the fifty four percent of from them but just in and women also. pushed. you know the woman to the street together last two days ago. and of the state of israel and would scream so-called democracy we have this expectation that
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a low end law enforcement will take a will at least. be equal you know and to treat our women as. jewish women are victims of violence or domestic violence equally but we see that when eighty percent of the are up there betrayed the result is killers are not behind bars and one hundred percent of the famous side cases against jewish women are sold and someone is saying you know what i brice so this is another kind of discrimination in the israeli society which has pushed us to translate our struggle as a feminist movement of palestinian feminist movement inside the israeli society and and it when this week it was too much to take from this chauvinist extremist government to give us a slap in the face and then became as any extreme. right wing government.
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violence against violence against. the jewish woman so you've listed there what women are calling for in organizers are calling for i want to share a few more demands on twitter thank you for reaching out here the changes we'd like to message violence is not just physical the government must provide financial support for women inks experiencing domestic violence and address the wage gap another person writes in this is emily she says i think the government should immediately implement a sixty seven million dollar plan that they planned one point five years ago and stalled and i think there needs to be additional oversight to ensure police and other bodies adequately deal with this problem but alison we know that prime minister netanyahu has come under fire why. well because he is viewing this through a political lens i mean he views most things through a political lens but when he was asked to visiting a women's shelter last week with his wife as to why he had led his government
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coalition to reject a proposal to have a parliamentary committee and of inquiry into why this domestic violence was not being addressed adequately he answered that he had opposed it because the opposition had proposed it and his wife sarah who very rarely contradicts him in public said this shouldn't be a question of opposition or coalition she said this should be a political issue it should be beyond politics and she frankly appeared shocked that he had indeed made this move so. you know most of most of his failings is that is that he sees this as a quote unquote leftist issue and his government is a right wing government but i think that the message has now been heard after the massive protests that really had no political stripe on them right or left women from the entire spectrum of israeli spoke out on tuesday so i think maybe going to
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take some action is political there is no feminine struggle without politics inside it we are talking about the power and the balance of the power and in the gap between the jewish and palestinian authority we are under this before again under this government for decades and it's going from you know the ratios we require we play we see when government doing side like oppressing them in five million behind the wall and gaza and the west america and we see that what's happening and with the policemen and women in fight we cannot say that it's a social struggle and feminist struggle political struggle and we have to put the. yes it does and i'm going on and on coalition because we saw what this guy shouldn't do it right so much so i have to pause there i don't do it for fun i have to be there unfortunately because we're out of time for this but i hear and take
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your point that this of course is beyond politics mohammed here on you tube says it's very sad news to lose twenty four lives all in the name of domestic violence so we'll pause this part of the conversation in this role right now thank you to sebastian amy and allison summer for being part of it finally to the u.s. the mid atlantic coastline and the debate around offshore drilling policy that could potentially harm many species here's how one environmental rights group campaign is addressing the issue.
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last month the trumpet ministration and obama measure that prohibited offshore drilling within fifty miles of the coast oil and gas companies will now be able to use seismic air gun to test for fossil fuel but a coalition of business owners animal welfare activists and politicians oppose the decision michael jackson is the director for the marine mammal protection project at the natural resources defense council and he joins us from new york welcome michael to the stream starts to eat hi there this is from mali who says it is so upsetting that seismic blasting of the coast got the green light this will have serious impacts on rain life and the existing coastal communities that depend on a healthy atlantica so we're definitely hearing from people who are opposed to this but before we get too deep explain to us in layman's terms. what is it why do you find it so problematic sure well first of all make no mistake what we're talking about here seismic blasting is precursor to offshore drilling and that has very
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significant impacts on the environment but seismic blasting is something that has significant impacts and that itself in order to prospect for miles beneath the sea floor industry to raise of high volume air guns behind vessels there is that every ten seconds or so united for months on end it's just imagine having an explosive go off in your neighborhood every ten seconds for months and that is what gas industry the trumpet ministration want to subject. the marine environment off the east coast to. the tampa ministration for this discussion we reached out to get a comment from the national oceanic and atmospheric administration the u.s. government agency that's monitoring climate and here's what they told us. we have also while under finalizing these authorizations we've also carefully reviewed and
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ensured propre is the best available information scientific information available in meeting the requirements of the m.p.a. the endangered species act national environmental policy act and other implementing regulations for these geophysical surveys. and with respect to the endangered species act to ensure that the effects of the authorisation should not result in jeopardy of in danger threatened species under the e.s.a. and have prepared and signed a biological opinion documenting that analysis so michael it's a bit of alphabet soup there but her point is that the government has heard this complaint and they're making sure that they're doing things in compliance with laws when you make about. yeah i mean unfortunately this administration isn't exactly long on science and this is another case in which they're just disregarding the basic facts about the activity that they're that they're authorizing.
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seismic surveys have it extraordinarily large environmental print footprint we know that the blast that they emit can silence whales for hundreds of miles around a single ray and what. they proposed here involves running some seventy thousand miles of air gun track wind like a lawnmower back and forth. over the the mid atlantic and and southeast regions so you know it's what's the front of ministration is doing is it's like looking at that it's taking a smokestack and looking for impacts just within a few meters when in fact the pollution emitted by that smokestack goes out for miles and miles that's their approach and it it's just completely out of scale with what the scientific community understands to be the environmental impacts of the
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activity so i want to present our audience two opposing sides that because this is so low crafted to get into the stream thing that the impact of this is making america great and creating millions of jobs on the other side of that coin we got a video comment from someone who stands opposite to that this is diane and she is the campaign director for oceana have a listen to what she had say this action was in the days and nights of opposition to offshore jillion times again including over ninety percent coal something in the colonies in the last fundamentally if we go down the path you believe it comes to be heard from the town will the people of the ok that's not the one where the harm that comes from has been given by. mr perry trying to kill off these ones who are considering. michael a lawsuit to think that's the way forward well it says as you just heard it's it's it's one tool that can be used to fight this the fact is that the administration
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has violated multiple laws in approving this this activity and whether it's before the court or the court of public opinion whether it's in coastal communities or and capitol hill where the opposition to seismic blasting and offshore drilling is wide and deep in bipartisan. we are we are going to have to fight this action. might call in here with this from two peat who says the battle for the atlantic is now in full swing go tell your representative let them know that giving our pristine coast to the oil industry is unacceptable thank you to michael jackson that's all the time we have for right now be sure to keep tabs on the stories we discussed and the other stories we're following following. twitter we're at a.j. stream we'll see you next time. getting to the heart of the matter how can you be a refugee after a while it borders between five safe countries facing the realities the pain starts
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from the very beginning of the by a school of providing context housing is not just about four walls and a we'll hear their story on talk to al-jazeera. with bureaus spanning six continents across the globe. to. al-jazeera has correspondents live in green the stories they tell. us about it. al-jazeera fluent in world news. it pays well and doesn't require diplomas. that's why so many in macau work for the casinos. but for those like jiang who struggle it school. dropping out has become the less
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of progress in talks between yemen's warring sides in sweden back home the fighting and suffering go on. hello welcome to our jazeera live from doha i'm martin dennis also coming up. the head of turkey's intelligence prince u.s. senators as they consider how to punish saudi arabia for the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. volvo's member states that rejected it with the illusion you should be ashamed of your third of the u.s. and israel failed to win enough support at the u.n. to condemn hamas. the chinese business executive awaits course in canada
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after an arrest that's angered beijing. after a promising start on day one the hard work is really beginning it talks between yemen's warring sides in the swedish village of rimbaud that's just north of the capital saw home our correspondent hashem is there so that the opening day then yielding a certain amount of of optimism presumably this agreement to swap prisoners is that carrying forward now to date. today is going to be the house the biggest challenge facing the united nations of the u.n. special envoy martin griffiths after yesterday the much anticipated meeting handshakes
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and then the announcement about the prisoner swap deal today i think you will have to tackle a huge problem the u.n. envoy is going to meet. shortly with the government delegation later in the afternoon he's going to meet with the who these and now they have to agree on how to move forward in the coming days and this is where we have we do understand from our sources this is where there is going to be a huge problem from a healthy perspective this is a political problem and to solve the problem very nice to be a body that governs yemen for a transition they say let's call it a presidential council list call it an exact executive committee the details don't matter as long as we can agree on the principle we hand over power to that body which will run the country for the interim period with draft and you can see it's usually and then we call for elections the government says no. to pullout from the cities or control over their weapons and then we can move forward from
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a united nations perspective they believe that the best way out is to start with small steps confidence building measures ceasefire tackling the issue of the fighting around her data who's going to run the port city of her data we were talking about a political landscape and duty manes remains to be seen whether the united nations this time will be able to prevent a collapse of the talks like happens in the past let's look at the latest developments over the last week four hours here rimbaud. it was a rare moment of agreement yet many rivals engaging in friendly chat before the start of talks this is the first time they've met says to thousand and sixteen. u.n. envoy martin griffiths has praised a prisoner swap deal agreed between the two sides but said the political process to and the war will take time because institutions are gross. the fragmentation of
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a country. is enormously so we must work. before we lose control of the future of the earth is who control most of yemen said they were willing to make concessions hoping the talks in stockholm would lead to a comprehensive peace plan. we heard the other parties are serious this time for humanitarian and security situations require all of us to come together and seek a solution we really want to deal with the prisoners exchange deal is a small step forward in a complex political reality most of these government representatives live outside yemen that influence has why did a client says the who things took over the capital it's a thousand and fourteen but they remain determined there. must hand over their
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weapons before there is a final deal on said. it's twenty two sixteen and nothing more they should respect international community work they should surrender their ads in the nations and myside that they're used to attack that yemeni people and neighboring countries and that then that there will be no settlement no solution they should withdraw from this additional state would end the hand-bag institution of the states to the legitimate government the two parties remain divided over who should run the port of her data it's a vital lifeline for yemen's food imports the who thing who control the area say they are willing to let the united nations oversee operations of the port the saudi u.a.e. backed government warns if the talks fail it will resume an offensive to capture the city in the meantime eight agencies are hoping the talks make progress so they can deliver aid to millions of yemenis on the verge of.
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against the backdrop of the somber political reality in yemen millions of people on the brink of farming according to recent united nations more than two million children suffering severe malnutrition more than ten thousand people and this is considered a conservative estimate by many people to tell a thousand people civilians killed during the war that started in two thousand and fifteen it remains to be seen whether the political factions the warring factions the to keep players the whole thing is on the government will be able to make concessions for the sake of yemen was very interesting yesterday when i bumped into a gathering of the who of these and the government representatives right before the meeting and i said this is really a sign that you can move forward because i see you shaking hands and smiling to each other and one of them look at me and said you know what ultimately we're
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yemenis and we're brothers believed to be seen whether they would be able to set aside those differences and agree on a deal here in stockholm. thank you very much. the head of taking intelligence is briefed u.s. senators about his country's investigation into the murder of the saudi journalist jeannie is growing pressure on the white house to hold saudi crown prince mohammed bin man responsible for the killing she had returned from washington. turkish sources say her comfy dumby turkish intelligence chief was in washington for prescheduled meetings with his cia counterpart gina hospital on a range of issues including syria as cia director hospital has been leading the u.s. investigation into the crucial g murder after she briefed some senators earlier this week they said they were certain that the killing could not have happened without
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saudi crown prince mohammed bin sons involvement there's not a smoking gun there's a smoking cell but only a few senators received that cia briefing turkish sources say feed agave those he met on capitol hill on thursday information regarding the evidence ankara has in the because shuggie murder as well as the information ankara has supplied to the administration and washington senators are considering three lines of action against saudi arabia not just as a result of the khashoggi killing but the humanitarian disaster that's been caused by saudi action in yemen the a's are sixty three the nays are thirty seven the motion is agreed to first a procedural vote is expected next week following a vote to move a resolution on invoking the war powers act to end u.s. participation in the yemen war to the senate floor last week if successful a debate will begin and a final vote held meanwhile senators have also proposed a bill to suspend arms sales to saudi arabia and a resolution to personally hold the saudi crown prince responsible for the
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khashoggi murder some senators who voted to advance the war powers resolution last week now say they would prefer going down these legislative routes instead but while any action by the senate will be a symbolic but historic breach of the u.s. saudi relationship none of these measures are expected to reach the president's desk as the leadership of the house of representatives showing their willingness to also vote on the measures but following november's democratic success there in the midterm elections that may soon change if i were the saudi government i would be very concerned now obviously no one wants to see the total destabilization of saudi arabia but the special relationship with the saudis. the arms sales in the u.s. support really have been called into question the drug abuse as it remains firm in its support for the saudi government she returns the old zero washington. for president is expected to pick heather nauert to be america's new ambassador to the u.n.
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she's currently the spokeswoman for the state department her nomination would need to be indorsed by the republican controlled senate if she is approved now it would replace nikki haley who leaves at the end of the month we can speak to graham on the web as a research fellow of at the institute of defense's dziedzic studies at the s. rajaratnam school of international studies he's joining us live from singapore thanks for talking to us graeme what's your response and to the suggestion that heather nauert could become the new u.s. ambassador to the u.n. well i think it's going to be a piece of disappointing news if that happens and i think it's very likely that the republican party you will vote in favor for her now it to become the next u.s. ambassador to the united nations. many observers who voiced their criticisms of this nomination because of the fact that have the now it lacks the requisite policy
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experience to be able to hold this position if she that's a very important one indeed but first of all the u.n. graham can i just interrupt because i mean if it's if she's got such a lack of policymaking experience and whatever why do you think the republican controlled senate would confirm her nomination. that's a very good question and i think a lot of us are asking why is this happening i mean there are quite a few conjectures going on bar one of which of course is the ongoing power play between camps or factions within the administration. it's possible that. my computer or who is the secretary of state john bolton the national security advisor may want to see someone who is easily manageable controllable holding the helm of the united nations because of the genders in which these
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stick all those wish to put forward when it comes to u.s. foreign policy saw. would very well be that kind of person who is easy to control sort of speak clearly reflects from her background a person who lacks the requisite mettle to talk to be a heavy hitter in performing this rule in this world i have the president to say yes. sorry to interrupt you but i think it sounds very much as though you're making a go ahead marty in itself very much as you're as though you're making a sweeping generalization about her she might not have the background that many of the former u.s. ambassadors to the u.n. i've heard that there have been other kinds of candidates i'm thinking of of andrew young for instance the first black. at the united nations he didn't come from a conventional academic or political or diplomatic background but still he was
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widely considered to have been a successful u.n. ambassador. of course i don't disagree with that so it remains to be seen how heather now it's going to perform in her role if she gets nominated but i think based on the track record clearly she is quite wanting in terms of the. accomplishments that one would expect of a person taking on this role a look at samantha powers for example samantha powers under the obama administration she she cut her teeth as a journalist and journalism is a very significant background from which to come into this role in days and hours or haven't had the now herself that was the general academic who became an authority in human rights issues sure i don't disagree with that but beyond journalism beyond the fifteen years in fox news sought to speak and a short stint as a government consultant working in the range of domestic policy issues it still is a big question as to whether her now or as
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a person at this point in time can fill the role in a manner in which can represent and telegraph the clout and the aspirations of the trauma ministration a very difficult and challenging challenging time in global affairs graham where very good to talk to you about this still speculative see thank you very much indeed still to come aaron and.


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