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had that sparkle in her eyes a mob or susan brill tells me when we meet in charlottesville. carrying on her daughter's fight for social justice she says hold sir to cope with the grief when i first held the urn with her ashes. and i realize that urn on my arms was about the same weight of the same size as she was the day she was born and that was hard. hier believed in standing up to discrimination so when far right nationalists came to town she joined her black friends to protest in august last year white supremacist neo nazis and members of old tried groups from across the country cover to challenge still fun and now infamous unite the right to rally clashes soon broke out between the group and counter-demonstrators. i the violence ultimately that's
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to hands down an outpouring of public support has encouraged activist like elaine smit the roots of racism run deep here she says pointing to the state of confederate general robert e. lee still standing proud as just one example but for too long people of shannon's build didn't want to confront the issue schmidt tells me they wanted their peace and quiet white supremacy is part of the everyday fabric. of our political life our economic life the way policing is conducted against black people and you know so there's much more discussion of this you know even amongst people especially white people who were previously very kind of self-satisfied and thought that everything was fine. and see any very serious approaches still ancient and other local activists held a panel discussion to promote the importance of remaining vigilant. that
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. for years muslim teachers in germany have attracted attention if they were a headscarf and now one state is considering banning the job for pupils under the age of fourteen as d.w. xian to talk found out this would be a controversial move. and shinedown three classmates three muslim girls she that has been wearing a headscarf since she was ten a brother start at some politicians want to forbid girls from doing so. little my speech this time only. well when i say you have to believe you had scoff i'd say no it's my choice you can't tell me what to do you are not my parents you don't have custody of me and you can't make my decisions for me as for alcohol i also want to wear a headscarf but only when i am older and mature enough to make my own decisions. but at what age are girls really old enough to make a conscious decision to wear islamic head covering the german state of north
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rhine-westphalia integration minister says that younger than fourteen is too young and he thinking about banning it for what is going to speak. to me is very important to us we want women who voluntarily decide to wear a headscarf to be accorded full respect for society this is nothing to do with marginalization but we do not want young girls to be forced into it me of going to because. most school girls here at elizabeth's elbert comprehensive school in bonn say they were the headscarf voluntarily some teachers are critical of this trend but they feel a ban would be counterproductive to state islam teachers at the comprehensive school and take a different approach gunsmith that's the it's very important to me is to teach it into the debate this shouldn't be a straight ban but there should be a conversation with schoolgirls who are searching for ounces wearing a headscarf ease of course a symbol that strengthens one's identity so to ask about such a personal decision i can only do this when this trust and
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a. sixth grade islam class is supposed to inspired these peoples to critically analyze the religion to make room for open discussion and allow different interpretations of the koran. you also have to think about how things were fourteen hundred years ago and how things are today is the fourth. not an easy task when it comes to the headscarf debate most children have taken on their parents' attitudes . like think they should and should wear a headscarf from puberty from the idea of fourteen or fifteen so they don't. harassed or something. like this my sisters have also started wearing headscarves and i've seen them wearing them and i was the only one left so i said ok i'll put one on t.v. so it's included villagers applied to these are religious traditions that have continued and of course they're also seen as traditions by their families. and their own absolutely seem that way by the mosques. are often more. devout and.
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then balkanized is trying to get his pupils to question traditions for him school is just the right place for it. the war between russia and georgia over the breakaway regions of south ossetia and abkhazia only lasted a few days but even ten years on locals in border areas still live in uncertainty we visited the village of deep sea. land falls on the fault lines of a frozen conflict some maps show the boundary line to the russian backed breakaway region of south a set running straight through his farm. signs in the distance read state border a line most of the international community doesn't recognize he says russian border guards patrol the end of his cornfield better shot the mole. if you cross the line
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they can seize you find you put you in prison. for random moves across they take them. they walk around here and belongs where they walk around with dogs with weapons and puts you in a certain psychological state all the time. during the war several bombs fell on land is eighty four year old mother vanessa says she lost one of her three sons. at night i sometimes not because i'm afraid for my son but. afraid that they will come back. right. in august two thousand and eight tensions between russia and georgia escalated into a war over the breakaway regions of south. georgia moved to take back control of.
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russia responded with tanks and airstrikes it said it was defending russian citizens in the region. today there are russian bases in both breakaways including in south the city is de facto capital tskhinvali the e.u. monitoring mission acts as a mediator and it patrols the de facto border but the e.u. calls the administrative foundry line. the fact that solved and you have a big number of. a relatively close to each other. is something that you have to monitor closely especially where there's no common agreement on where the a.b.l. is running and. carefully and that's why we on the ground with two hundred monitors twenty four. the moving boundary line has swallowed some of the property in the past now he's determined to stand his ground this farm has been in his family for generations for the younger
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generation living on the border the war is a distant memory but with the conflict still unresolved the threat of tensions boiling over again is an ever present reality. india's top court is reviewing a colonial era law which outlaws homosexuality gay rights activists is among those spearheading the campaign to have the legislation scrapped but his advocacy has come at a huge personal cost. has been talking with. a nineteen. a refuge for gay men like. it's a place they can be free from society's keys in a country where the law criminalizing homosexuality is known a section three seventy seven is routinely used as a couple to hound the people it is making their life hell they are there fears
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every day faith blackmails extortion rape harris men beating fourteen percent of them just coming out for side just because of the fear that they would be outed by the police or the by the community because it is still seen as a criminal thing and if knows that only too when he runs a child be awareness programs among the working class gay population and activity fraught with risk in india several years ago he and his colleagues were thrown into prison they were charged with conspiracy to commit sodomy and possess so-called obscene materials it was a shock because the what we were trying was trying to save lives and we are being imprisoned and that was horrific because in jail for initial candia they will deny drinking water wheel being beaten up regularly and that left so many scars.
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lost most of the state because of the beatings and the poor hygiene in prison he was shunned by his friends it took years before he dared to enter the station again but he hasn't given up the fight he's now one of the petitioners pushing india's stop court to decriminalize homosexuality among the gay community the poor of the most. in give idea of how go along with the gong no one at this workshop can seek six wants to show their. husbands and fathers some of them are sex workers only. more literate have a diagnosis no one in my family or my neighborhood knows i'm gay if they did they'd call me a faggot. my family wouldn't accept me anymore but i guess i didn't have the. added spends long at the office he draws strength from the state and his family especially his mother who has been hugely supportive. india's supreme
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court is expected to deliver a verdict on whether the ball is constitutional. this is sort of hope in the gay community. that they may finally be able to step out. even. if there's. some festivals and news. outlets to anyone. never ending heat wave by visiting cultural hotspots around the country.
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