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every week on t w. this is g w news live from berlin the islamic republic of iran it turns forty thousands mark the anniversary on the streets but many have little to celebrate for decades after the mullahs came to power what we consider unkept promises and the impact of u.s. sanctions also tonight here in berlin christian bale those in the house or at least
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on the red carpet for the filled with vibes about the life and times of dick cheney he was george w. bush's vice president but some say he was the power behind the presidential throne . and fewer than a third of researchers in the science related fields worldwide are female on this international day of women in science we asked our gender stereotypes still getting in the way and a flight to freedom for football or a keim out the right. words in thailand have released them after bahrain the country where he was born abandoned its extradition request. to our viewers watching us on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world. welcome iran has been marking the
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fortieth anniversary of the islamic revolution hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the capital tehran for a rally addressed by president hassan rouhani he told the crowds that iran was determined to expand its military power and ballistic missile program and would ask no one for permission many chanted death to america as they have been doing ever since the revolution the great satan as the revolutionary leader ayatollah khomeini dubbed the united states was taken off guard by events in tehran four decades ago. it was the winter of nine hundred seventy seven u.s. president jimmy carter visiting the shah of iran cold the country and island of stability and middle east within a year however the shah would be deposed in a revolution. small protest had already broken out by the end of nine hundred seventy seven protests against the shah's modernization program and he's
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increasingly authoritarian rule. but in september nine hundred seventy eight those protests became mass demonstrations workers strikes and riots. many iranians who joined the uprising were fighting back against what they saw as an attempt to westernize encyclical rise the country. others were calling for socialism and some were simply angered over the abuses of the shah's secret police . amid the my him one opposition figure emerged as a leader from his exile in front's hardline shiite cleric ayatollah khomeini. with public disapproval at a fever pitch the shah left iran for egypt. then on february first nine hundred seventy nine for many returned to iran welcome to by a crowd of millions. it was
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a turning point in the country's history just two months later following a referendum many had proclaimed the islamic republic of iran. in just one year the country had transformed from a constitutional monarchy to a theocracy. but that was not the end of the instability and turmoil later that he a student revolutionaries took fifty two americans hostage inside the u.s. embassy in tehran. the ensuring crisis ended diplomatic ties between the two countries sitting stage for a broader conflict in the middle east in which iran continues to play a dominant role. forty years after the islamic revolution ayatollah khamenei remains a hero for many are. any chance. as the revolution's legacy has been repression
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censorship and stagnation. oh my first guest grew up in iran under the shah and he became a student protest leader and was targeted by the shaws secret police after the nine hundred seventy nine islamic revolution he was arrested and sent to prison for daring to champion freedom of thought and speech he spent almost a decade underground with his family and now lives here in germany i'm happy to welcome tonight ralston condit is a writer and author and translator cliff good to have you on the program so iran is more for having me iran as marking forty years since the islamic revolution what do you see when you look at your home country well it depends from what angle i look but there are so the people who are making so many protests every day. they did intellectuals and they are human rights
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activists political activists being arrested almost every day and they are not they are harshly in prison and that norm they ordinarily people the people on the street are having a tough time because their income has been cut down by almost half in the in the span of a few months and they contract for many many. take on the contract for the navy says that these medicines everything in the price of everything is shooting up . and. it is not a happy land on you and i were talking today about how in one thousand seventy nine when you were a student you had lots of hopes for the revolution and what it would bring those hopes have been dashed does iran now need a new revolution. i wouldn't like to to
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put a name on what is going to happen but it is going to happen did the people have been and striving for the right to have a decent living and obviously only people in the writers' intellectuals have been striving for also having and that the freedom of expression and they are going to achieve achieve these demands but at what cost i don't know i hope i just hope that it will not be another bloodshed. similar or worse than what happened if for this revolution until the people push the shah what do you see that that change revolution whatever we want to call
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the d.m.z. it coming from within or do you see it being a catalyzed from else saw well there are lots of lots of forces trying to. have an impact from outside but i'm sure and i hope that i will not be mistaken i'm sure that it will come from within the country . from the people themselves and sometimes these interferences from abroad and from the powers to be. are causing obstacles problems for the people and for the activists who are. accused frequently of working with the enemy so. many people would like to leave to keep these interferences out and get on with their own task and today the this supreme leader said death to america does not mean death to
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americans but he said it does mean death to president trump secretary of state and his national security advisor isn't that the same kind of hateful rhetoric which donald trump is a ques of using i mean aren't these these rivals these enemies aren't they actually using the same tactics in the public sphere they are mirroring each other i wouldn't wish that for anybody why not wish life for everybody what the policies that the both of them are following. sorry. are going to bring that for many people and it's life is getting very difficult for people i hope it will not get to the stage like and unlike iraq food for oil which cause death for many children in iraq and. one can
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see that coming in iran and i hope they can avoid it and they come up people can get on with their lives let me ask you about the iran nuclear deal do you trust the regime as the european union appears to do and in trying to keep the deal alive i mean do you believe that the intentions of the leaders of iran when it comes to nuclear weapons do you believe those intentions can be checked and those intentions are good. well i couldn't john i couldn't judge what is going on in their minds but anybody nowadays would like to have nuclear weapons. just to keep themselves safe look at north korea look at libya before cut off he was top boat and he gave up his nuclear weapons so
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the iranians are trying to avoid his fate but i think if the europeans and the international nuclear agency are careful they can check if iran is abiding by its commitments and by what it has promised to do on the deal with the west and but with the with five plus one including gentleman he. arose from county writer author translator joining us tonight from munich and kelly we appreciate your time tonight and your insights we appreciate you sharing your story with us as well thank you thank you very much. all in venezuela tonight the opposition is planning a big rally for tuesday that their leader and the nation self-proclaimed president wanted wider says will send a message to the military now the military has so far stood by president nicolas maduro he says he's ready to defend his country against the united states.
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defying it and the coolest maduro overseas military drills in venezuela's north the army his keep pillar of support presented mr ailes made by russia one of my dear rose most powerful allies that the weaponry was showcased on state t.v. he vowed to defend his troubled nation. well for all of us if we are pacifists as long as no one messes with us and does not threaten us. get out of it as swill out with your threats there are armed forces here and people to defend our honor and dignity. wylma douro readies his troops dignity is what these doctors on the border were pleading for on sunday they protested at the crossing where maduro's military is blocking humanitarian aid for some three hundred thousand people. we call on them adore regime and the military especially the military to remember
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that every minute that passes a child dies an elderly person or an adolescent dies in our country but you urgently need this help to enter venezuela. not much believes the relief which he calls a political show could be followed by u.s. led military intervention he blames the food and medicine shortages on sanctions imposed by washington there are fears that the aid has now become a powerful weapon in the standoff. or the berlin international film festival is in full swing and. she is prowling the red carpet for. she gets the good assignments this monday night. so what's been going on there today. well just a few hours ago we saw none other than christian bale himself the batman prowling
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the red carpet as well conversing with fans signing autographs and mugging for the cameras really the big get one of the biggest stars at least the belly now has this year and he is here promoting the film advice which is premiering making i believe at least is german for me or if not it's european from here here the valley nala and it's a film about the former vice president dick cheney who was a really shadowy behind the scenes figure in american politics for many many years someone that maybe the rest of the world isn't as really are with but as americans at least i definitely definitely remember who dick cheney was. it's hard to forget you know i sold the movie when i was in the us in december you've seen volumes as well so i'm curious what did you think of the movie. well i learned a lot if if there's anything to be said for that well one thing that the filmmakers said during their press conference was you know there's so little actual information out there about dick cheney because the real life dick cheney tried to
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keep himself kind of removed from the fray kept his fingerprints off as much stuff as possible so they had to do so much research and actually hired journalists to go interview people in his life in order to make this film and what has resulted is a really. fun in a way i hate to say it given the this man's political legacy right now but a fun interesting really creative film about how this man rose to power in one of the most unlikely ways you and i will remember not only was he seen as kind of a behind the scenes figure but in the bush cheney presidency in the early two thousand he was thought of as sort of the smart man of the duo that kind of or behind the throne in this room really leans into that showing exactly what he might have done to kind of undermine the president it's a very interesting story and a lot of commentators have said it reminds us of what exactly happened during the bush administration because many feel like we've had the to do those years now that
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we're in the trump era you know what have you seen today. well i had a rather rude awakening this morning when the early morning film was a film called ghost town which featured several jump scares that i was not appreciate of it eight thirty but nonetheless it was a very delicate intelligent beautiful movie about this small keva quiet town really in the middle of nowhere in canada and touching on themes of fear of the outsiders you know phobia and just what it feels like to be kind of losing your identity in the small rural towns that are all kind of just drifting away yeah it looks like i mean you know i haven't seen it but it looks like blair witch project in the winter with the lights on something like that maya sweethearts and similar elements meyers weather at the bell and all of the berlin film festival for us tonight maya thank you. well the u.s. music industry has been celebrating the sixty first annual grammys in los angeles
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lady gaga was one of the big winners taking home three awards song of the year went to childish vino's this is america and country music singer kacey musgraves one album of the year for go to. hear some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world dairy farmers on the italian island of sardinia have vented their anger at foaling revenues by pouring milk on to unsuspecting motorists barnes's a sixty euro cents per liter compared to eighty five cents last year farmers say that's just not enough to live on rescue workers in the south african city of durban have hold a newborn baby alive from a storm drain after passers by heard her cries and then alerted emergency services it's believed that she was in the drain for at least five hours doctors have held the baby survival as a miracle. thousands of protesters in haiti have clashed with police in the fourth
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consecutive day of demonstrations against corruption in the collapsing economy protesters. tires and marched through the streets of the capital port au prince raising the pressure on the embattled president morsi. thailand's election panel has disqualified the keen's in sr from running for prime minister in march as election just three days after prince's tanos surprise nomination the commission said members of the royal family should be quote above politics. and speaking of politics the footballer arkema out he was detained in thailand is on his way home to australia he was freed after bahrain where he was born with a druid extradition requests. claimed asylum in australia back in two thousand and fourteen saying that he feared torture and maybe even death if he were to be sent
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back to his arrest in thailand during his honeymoon sparked an international outcry . justice last fall hakim a ride be pictured here finally boarding a flight back to australia the bahraini is heading to melbourne off the seventy days spent in a toy jail he was arrested in november while on his honeymoon in bangkok on an interpol warrant in his native bahrain he'd been convicted of vandalizing a police station even though he was playing in a televised football match when the alleged offenses took place. out of ibs release owes a lot to form a footballer craig foster who led a campaign to pressure the ball raney government. actually we're encouraged that we control the extradition order that was always the. acceptable come and it actually is the best outcome i know ravi fled bahrain on
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political grounds in two thousand and fourteen and was granted refugee status by australia his family feared extradition would result in his torture and possibly even death at the hands of bahrain's justice system now on the rugby is finally on his way back to australia his ordeal behind bars in bangkok is last what did you know that less than thirty percent of science researchers around the world are women according to unesco their participation in information and communications technology and natural sciences is particularly look the agency believes that girls and women are inhibited from choosing jobs in science because of long standing bias or today is the un's international day of women and girls in science started four years ago to break down stereotypes and to help promote equal access despite these big efforts they continue to be excluded from because
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spending fully in science even though women's involvement goes back to ancient times take a look. the first woman whose name appears in the history of science is pastor since. she practiced medicine and trained more than one hundred midwives over four fancy years ago. to put it out as a condom about a loony and is regarded as the first female chemist she produced passion and developed a chemical process is still in use today such as distillation she lived a little over three thousand years ago that's. about fourteen hundred years later it's high time zia of alexandria was the first woman to lecture in astronomy and mathematics but this was an outrage to some parents and she was late and the. history books tell a story of her killing but not of her scientific achievements. many women pursued
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the sciences in the centuries that followed in seven hundred eighty six the german astronomer colony in household was the first woman to discover a comet she was considered the first female in her profession but an untold number of female scientists were hardly acknowledged until late in the nineteenth century . art now we're here in the twenty first century with me in the studio is berg. she is president of brandenburg university of applied sciences misogynic it's good to have you on the show you were telling me you studied mechanical engineering back in the late seventy's early eighty's right here in berlin. were you the only woman in your class well that's the first stereotype because we have had women engineers century ago already even in germany and in the united states. i but there were a few we were
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a few there were about eight hundred first year students and eight hundred and four women for women in eight hundred how did the other what the seven hundred ninety six men how did they treat you i mean you were you treated as an equal i was treated as something special curious so i was always ask why did you choose this study course and i made up a poem because i will see if set up to be always asked and the made my may students fellow students were not that way so it's not good for self-confidence and what do you what were they trying to deceive with these questions the message that you should be at home not at home but study something more typical for women and why do you why do you think that's the case. what are what has to be done to change that stereotype if i knew that whatever goal it might or from some
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organization i'm sure that. i think we need to own moderates cern's like hidden figures. that's something that i think was very useful to so in that little act of women that was the women for nasa who helped calculate the orbit for the first dilute moon landing exactly right that was a very good as a role model to young girls because it was interesting. it was a very it was a very good at. what are you doing at brandenburg university to improve the situation the four female students. when we try to attract lofty med students actually starting evening. so we have a lot of. office boys and girls together because we think it is best to treat them together at that age you know but teach to increase interest in science and technology we think it's important to increase the number of people who study
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this especially goats because at the moment we are in an area of big technology technology changes. and i think it's important that women and men together work shoulder diversity and have. changed the future you know maybe the future where you're you know you're the living example of changing the future and we've been saying you can begin tonight to share your story with us thank you when there was story from pakistan if you want to be a good truck driver you might want to be a good interior designer to hide first picked up a painting brush at the age of six. the karate based artist spent his childhood playing a track painting workshops. life on the train while i was playing whatever games were appropriate for my age i started by coloring in pictures of
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small bells that were over my hands to reach at the time i was just a small child starting a kindergarten and. getting over them. to do your runs his own workshop where he and his team decorate trucks like this one truck art has become a reflection of local pride as well as social and political trends. after the assassination of prime minister benazir bhutto in two thousand and seven paintings of her became hugely popular more recently portraits of the current prime minister emraan khan are in demand. but as he says his art transcends political and national boundaries. but the message is also one of love and peace international. princess diana was not from our country but people who got her picture painted. the pro-government the trucker see those pictures can attract more business but it's not cheap pimping your truck can
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cost anything between three hundred to nine thousand euros. but this one customer thinks it's worth it. or not most of what it all my kids live in this country but now the entire world can see the beautiful pakistani vehicles plying the roads and the. truck art has become one of pakistan's best known cultural exports he has seen his work exhibit overseas in the u.s. europe canada and other parts of asia. you never know what's inside the. truck. to take you through the day stick around.
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bits and bytes. same thing again. putting. the evidence. is of the chance a good because justice is about the truth. last truth detectives starts on february fifteenth on t w. forty years ago today one of the last revolutions of the twentieth century began in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine and under estimated group of islam as and angry students in iran pushed out the us backed monarchy the show was replaced by the supreme leader oppression from the elite was cast aside in its place manipulation of the masses by the mole tonight after four decades we ask does iran
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need a new revolution i bring golf in berlin this is the day.

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