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i was up. in martin and this is breaking up the set after weeks of intense negotiations in geneva about iran's nuclear program diplomacy amazingly prevailed seemed to her on a sign onto a six month agreement that limits its uranium enrichment to five percent a level well below the necessary requirement for the development of a nuclear weapon in exchange iran will receive a minor reduction in harsh sanctions on many of its most valuable exports such as oil and gold and while most of the world is celebrating this encouraging development between the two countries with historic ice cold relations one head of state just just isn't that they've used. the wrong got the deal of the century.
and the international community got a bad deal this is a very bad deal what's that is actually a clip from november eighth near days after negotiations began. perturb before anything was even close to being settled so you can only imagine this theory now. what was concluded in geneva last night is not historic agreement it's a historic mistake it's not made the world a safer place like the agreement with north korea in two thousand and five. this agreement has made the world a much more dangerous place so according to prime minister netanyahu an agreement that stops the proliferation of nuclear weapons makes the world less safe because we all know that there is only one country in the middle east that deserves nukes right maybe that's not the only fair mongery netanyahu is dishing out. a lot is
that taking only cosmetic steps which it could reverse easily within a few weeks and in return sanctions that took years to put in place are going to be eased iran is going to receive billions of dollars worth and sanctions relief so the pressure is on iran are being lifted they're being eased and with the lifting of this pressure this first step. good very well be the last the last step while that's funny considering how this is only a six month deal and really only bides more time for future negotiations but if we listen to be his rhetoric and six months iran will have its nukes locked and loaded clarke these are sanctions that largely hurt iran's ordinary citizens not the country's political elite over the last year and a half the number of iranian families living in poverty has risen from twenty two to forty percent while the price of food and medicine has skyrocketed so is it
if you've never heard of the school of americas you're not alone this military training facility largely stays out of the media spotlight but has a tory it's a dark past one rife with allegations of corruption and human rights abuses this past week and over one thousand demonstrators descended on the compound just outside the gates of the school in protest of what they see as a major source of political instability throughout north. and south america we're going to. travel to fort benning georgia over the weekend to find out just why this school is so controversial. behind these gates is the western hemisphere institute for security and cooperation otherwise known as a school of the americas depending on who you ask the school is little more than a training center focused on building cooperation between the u.s. military and its latin american counterparts but for many others it's a notorious breeding ground for some of the worst human rights violators in the
western hemisphere the school has graduated over sixty four thousand soldiers since one thousand nine hundred six soldiers were taught everything from enhanced interrogation to psychological warfare at least eleven latin american dictators have trained at the school including the infamous manuel noriega of panama and got their man as a framed leo's mourned who oversaw the genocide of almost two thousand indigenous mayans during his brutal reign in the one nine hundred eighty s. every year the gates to the school of the americas in fort benning georgia serve as a meeting ground for thousands of activists from across the u.s. canada and latin america who have one clear message. to shut it down september eleventh nine hundred seventy three there was a military dictatorship that was funded by the cia funded by the us and part of that dictatorship was you know having people tortured and disappeared and incarcerated as a political prisoners and the folks that did that torture were trained here at the school of the americas will you call the school of the assassins father roy
a witness to killings in central america founded the school of the americas watch in one thousand nine hundred and has been putting on this annual event for the last twenty three years it's about how oppression you mean with god as you turn to their conscious maicon yours and other countries out there they're training to protect us economically just want to exploit cheap labor or we have a natural resource. over the years this demonstration has only grown attracting people from all walks of life but for some it's a very personal and emotional experience this is adriano barto a guatemalan native who was forced to flee her home country in the eighty's after government forces murdered her brother and kidnapped six members of her family we are certain that my father is dead. and so on the search that place that there. is to know and.
you know we have to hope that. andriana now works as a full time activist oh. focused on educating the american public about the horrific human rights abuses fostered and encouraged by the school i don't know. where that are. in that's like living in two different worlds considers herself a survivor of the school of the americas and is just one of millions who feel the same the message from the rally today is for americans from all across the political spectrum to urge congress to act on this issue because the question of promoting human rights abuse isn't about left and right it's about right and wrong and artsy fort benning georgia. i mean out of breakdown more about the school of america than what people are doing
to push for a shutdown and i'm a beauty asperger's or man thanks so much man for going i guess my first question is how did a school like this you know tories for all these horrific things and dictators and such how did it start in the first place it was it started in the first place right i mean good question this school's been around since one thousand nine hundred six in fact it was first started in panama in one thousand nine hundred six and within two years of it being opened. it already had that notorious name being the school of the assassins it was close in panama it was moved to fort benning georgia and from then on the united states was just kind of picking out soldiers from across latin america to train here in the united states as a way of kind of building cooperation with military leaders in latin america so that the u.s. could kind of thwart the communists. expansion throughout latin america over the years of course that's evolved into the u.s. as push for counter narcotics fighting the drug war and what ends up happening is
just like father said in the in the interview u.s. ends up just protecting its interests in these places and if democracies in the way of democracy is often the the victim. really quickly let's break this down for people who are watching because it is really fascinating i mean we had a school originated to fight communism or to use it through the war on communism for our own devices it's transformed into a school based in fort benning georgia that americans pay for with our tax dollars to train not americans to train the latin american soldiers thousands every year and paramilitary operations and hands interrogation and i think that that's probably the most important thing that people but people should be considering if someone does not hearing about this school they should at least consider that this is taxpayer money going to fund not u.s. soldiers that are being educated but soldiers from across latin america that are not being taught how to conduct first aid they're not being taught how to how to teach reading or anything like that they are being taught counterinsurgency they're
being taught psychological warfare they're being they're being taught things that they learn and then go back to their home countries and then commit these horrible atrocities eleven dictators in eight different countries have come out of the school sixty thousand troops have come out of the school that have gone on to commit horrible things in their respective countries places like bolivia argentina chile us and many other places in latin america so the fact that this is going on and that there's not more public. group me is really a horrible thing and more people should really be looking at what they're doing with their taxpayer money when in the world it's going to things like this as you just read they have an enormous sphere of influence around the world crew. really really despicable what's going on there man and i know that you've got this really emotional interview from this woman i wanted you to kind of speak more to her story and other people's accounts i know you weren't able to fit it all in this package right i mean i got to speak to so many people and everybody there had had
some i really feel like everybody there including myself you know being born and raised in honduras had some sort of personal collect connection with the school of the americas with with giving her story about how six of her family members were kidnapped she doesn't know if they're alive or dead and she even said at one point you know for her to say that they're dead would be almost for her to be killing them themselves or herself because she hasn't heard from them for the last thirty years we had a sound bite there a short clip from rob stars from. sort of from rebel dia's he's from chile he recounted his experience with the school of the americas and how torturers in chile were graduates from the school in honduras to dictators in honduras were graduates from that school in two thousand and nine the coup that occurred there those were graduates from that school one thousand plus indigenous mayans in guatemala were the victims of a brutal dictator who was trained and graduated from the school of the americas and
the list goes on so this story is shared by millions of people and many of them i was able to speak to at this rally incredible i think another important point as you mentioned before is that we have thousands and thousands of soldiers coming through that don't abide by a bill of rights they aren't withhold into any sort of constitutional law back and the u.s. and also this breeds this culture of impunity and immunity with all these war criminals end up going and residing from the school of americas i mean it's just a really really astounding that this isn't more on the forefront man and it needs. i think that's what this release about that's what this demonstration was all about it's all about visibility and it's really discouraging to know that the corporate media was there but it is it's also reinforcing you know what we do to bring attention to these stories and fake id are there and people actually have put so much pressure on the school to close that there's actually a bill now in congress that's actually right which is which is great and very excited to to call attention to this because people are always saying that we don't we always highlight the bad news but no solutions well here's a solution if if you want to get involved there's
a bill in congress right now it's in the house it's h r two nine eight nine if you want to get involved if you want to participate if you want to make a difference if this is something that you are angry about you can call this number it's eight six six three three eight one zero one five that is the capitol switchboard if you don't know your. that number will connect to your congressman and tell him that you support h.r. two ninety nine for an investigation and closure of the school of the americas keep the pressure on you guys it's close the school for dictators school assassins once and for all man iraq below really appreciate you going out there and thanks thanks . for. coming up next you guys all talk about the private armies for the one percent figure around. i've got a quote for you. that's pretty tough. stay with substory. let's keep this guy like you would smear about john mccain stood working for the people most issues the mainstream media were pretty much on the bridegroom's issue . is. a good read but it
won't. pick up i think. everybody told you if you did you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy correct albus. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and oppressive like we've been a hydrogen right hand full of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told us i'm sorry that on this show we were to feel the big picture of what's actually going on in the world if we go beyond identifying the problem to try rational debate and real discussion critical
issues facing america if i ever feel ready to join the movement then walk a bit there. in the wake of the largest movement calling attention to wealth inequality in the u.s. the top one percent of income earners a stork milestone in two thousand and twelve the incomes of the over rich grew by twenty percent from the previous year and for the first time in recorded history is one percenters now hold one fifth of all household income not only have the michael bloomberg and jamie diamond of the world survive the economic downturn but there's the rise in more than ever before how the six family heirs of the wal-mart fortune are now worth more than the bottom forty percent of americans meanwhile having a college degree no longer guarantees you would job and more and more people are seeing their benefits lashed and homes foreclosed upon but the lifestyles of the
rich and famous couldn't be further removed from the reality unfolding across the nation because millions of dollars comes in handy when you want to private mercenary force at your disposal. at park international the six men dime information is used for the most dangerous situations the most crowded rooms each man at a different point each responsible for a different area it's all about protecting the protectee. but sometimes to protect the more than just manpower when it comes to security whether there were globe trotting dangerously rich or full load. nothing like six fully loaded and jack doods to stroke your ego yes six mercenaries does seem a bit extreme doesn't it. to the judgement there's a legitimate threat here folks ever heard of a militant leave violent occupy wall street movement. experts say that grade one percent is casting on social instability in fact
a recent survey by the pew research center found that the wealthy are increasingly concerned about class conflict so there is something to be worried about i think yes ryan hughley is part of the occupy movement in west palm beach he says a small minority of his group should make billionaires an easy yeah i'm sure that tense and picket signs are physically threatening this guy's fortified we've got every port in our c n b c way to gloss over actual income inequality issues by highlighting some polls showing that the rich are concerned about the less wealthy being aware of them now as the super elite are spending millions of dollars on their own private armies and reinforced mansions just check out what this guy is selling to protect hollywood royalty from those pesky occupiers. most americans home security means an alarm system or maybe a dog but from this house in hollywood it's a totally different picture the nice thing about this teleport it was designed to take excessive blood so that al corby is the president of c.
which stands for strategically armored employ to fight environments affirm the designs custom sometimes hidden protection for the ridge yet unfortunately a street urchins can't afford anything more than a watchdog and an alarm system for making us feel inadequate about not having our own escape pads but it's not just helicopters that wealth hoarders buy to combat their neuroses and absurd delusions it's ballistic beds doors and windows including hidden machine gun walls. you've got a device here this is terrifying but these are fifteen shotgun shells and you mail this into the wall or into the ceiling or where you there when you fire this off could anybody survive underneath there's not a chance because one gun just isn't enough to fend off a ninety nine percent new in a military grade machine gun walls that won't. about intruder a chance at survival you know it's fitting that these people are living like drug kingpins master criminals and political all of dark surrounded by their own luxury
after all it's hard to be a billionaire banker these days without also being a criminal and you know what i'm going to sleep better at night knowing that when the economy crashes again because it will because of the one percent shortsightedness at least they'll be holed up safely in their prisons of paranoia. a couple of weeks ago the stop watching us rally here in d.c. i had the privilege of witnessing a young man named malikai byrd reciting extremely profound spoken word performance . civil disobedience of the hypocritical cabinet expect us to assimilate and through this republic which. is one nation under many gods individuals their liberties just. as high school student inspired me and
countless others vitam on the show to talk about another topic how about education as malikai bird performing intelligence. merriam webster defines intelligence as the military to learn understand or deal with new and trying situations the american school system and consequently the american public define intelligence as twenty four hundred thirty six seat four point zero g.p.a. a repertoire of irregular unnecessary synonyms the ability to preach without true practice there was that sound when i wanted to conform but as a black boy i was told i was inadequate as a good test taker i was told i was intelligent sold i was just a product of edit pressure from multiplying economic obstacles and racial divides that subtracted my motivation but still could excel in a mathematician profession because of my pigment citizen issued oppression always hit the heart is stephanie grace
a steam ivy league graduate says blacks are genetically inferior less than whites while ms grace let my three millenniums of african blood in my three decades of american force fit education answer to ingredients for your food for thought i was george mitchell conclusions are primarily reflective of that blacks only comprise thirteen percent of ivy league school that cindy's but i don't need to be valedictorian and so you there we don't need princeton's approval so you know we've already given birth to sons of princes of dot now. perceives the poetic expressive darts that spew from our mouths this ignorance it doesn't mean that we are powerful understand. your upset that you lay you pin pin you down under the weight of their common application i transformed you from sweet heart to stick but even you being a white woman in me being a black boy i hear your subconscious screaming screw cornell columbia harvard and yale you just want to be brown you just want to be brown to be the brown saw you
that was cast off as dirt but then sprouted the most beautiful wall flower was to be the brown tree that was cast off his free will but has the strongest of roots out so you where you we can do a foundation you can phone and lost your uniqueness s. eight c. and sat in complacency let's just go on a.c.t act as your only identifier if your g.p.a. was your only g.p.s. or your path to success you might have money and you might be we'll known but it does not make you a strong woman taking an african-american studies course does not mean you understand my race if we were to let our complection only be a reflection of the darkness of a bubble and a scant chon we would just be confining ourselves to bars on an american grave and i'm pretty sure that you already think there will be confines of bars on america's behalf so ms grace this is not a hate letter this is not liverpool ammunition promising threats because you probably expect it so this is an aggressive yet peaceful yet not peaceful protest against any teacher looked at me like i was
a shooting star in the dark hole of math in this city because i know my words like they do this is a war crime against any outside enemy who questions while we were fatigues an oppressive heat and while we casually cup combat boots because we are warriors choi davis system failure recorders jordan davis jenna six newscast reporters militants turn minion to a school system society is trying to strip us of a title that we truly deserve mirriam webster defines intelligence as the bill it's easy to learn understand or deal with new or trying. situations and that is all my people have done so ms grace i know that this is side he has told you that you are mentally intelligent and therefore you have the right to damn black genetically inferior but on the contrary you assumptions only want to prove that you are mentally inferior and that we are genetically and simply sell idjit. amazing malakai thanks for coming in and talking about your performance what was the inspiration for intelligence. one always been.
and my mother and father both completed some college and so really it was just me and qualities and characteristics in people beyond what can be seen on a transcript or a resume and so just my experience with that and also hearing stephanie grace quoted in the poem saying that blacks were genetically inferior and that she quoted test scores in other types of reports and things like they just made me try to emphasize the good in a human being and not necessarily what comes from test was a g.p.s. that's extremely shockingly offense that anyone could actually be saying that at this point in time what kind of effect do you think that standard standardizing education has on the process of learning right assembly believe that it compares people to false false standards. really bad way of comparing someone's about measuring someone's value. as political cards and different animals trying to climb
a tree and it was a monkey swimming animals and flying animals you could climb the tree and it was the other animals weren't valuable because they couldn't climb a tree and that's essentially what it is is like valuing some students because they don't. have the unique characteristics that we all have a really great analogy actually you gave an amazing spoken word performance i just played a little clip of the n.s.a. rally i'm just curious being in high school i mean you grew up kind of in this post an open world where the patriot act happened before you're probably politically active what inspired you to get into the surveillance activism at this age. first started. going into public public policy it was a public policy school in a lot of our curriculum is because around public policy and public policy in our schools and so it really got me looking into politics. and looking at the cause of it and that just necessarily i can see this happening but also have the ability to
make a change and that's what happened at the rally i got the ability to speak and i. created a spoken word piece about it enough for its amazing talk about this large spoken word troop that you're a part of a little bit more about it. i wish i had my thinking here is that i can call out. to bars which is reflective of the three star the two bars on the d.c. . so what we're socially at the intersection of social justice is social change an art that was like bringing so to light. and how we can use it to change the world in our community around us so we're wonderful collective. high school students that's amazing where do you guys performed and people check out our about you don't want to be everywhere all social media sites slam. open mics a busboy a location. and anything. anyway and i'm just curious here as a high school student are you a d.c. native i mean how do you feel just growing up kind of in the belly of the beast are
a lot of kids you're in a politically charged as well. it is a really interesting and it's really stimulating to just take in all of this around you all suburban and urban atmospheres but this is really where i'm from and just to see the drastic difference and see the change that this city has gone through and just. is really interesting and it just makes me want to get into things more like yeah it's an incredible city a lot going on thank you for being a part of that molokai bird spoken word artist for d.c. appreciate. appreciates. that for our show you guys thanks for watching join me again when i break the set over again. i'm the president and i decided that i think for a ship kind of system tends to. be the bankers call that
it's all about money and i was specially fix our politicians writing the laws and regulations that corporations and banks all the heads up. there is just crap in today's. top that. i was thinking somehow i had to come back because mom was waiting for me. i just knew that everything would be fine for some reason we were so confident because we were going to get married officially after he came back how could he not come back because the mere thought of it never crossed her mind. when the militants decided to try and break through her new guinea epic screaming grenade. googled the explosion blew him will run his
back wall. and it was all over all of us. we know that our call madson our commander won't leave us no matter how tough it gets we're a team. there who are both getting was a senior in his military trio. he knew that if he didn't smother that grenade with his body more if it's comrades would die he gave his own life to save his friends. i've got a quote for you it's pretty tough. if they wait substory. but
if this guy like that would smear that guy in stead of working for the people all the tissues the mainstream media are working for each other bribes to to fight. the good rather i woke. up i didn't know what i am evgeny yet both gunner with the assault section of the second platoon third special forces unit. we were always on the alert for an armed conflict becomes because if we get intelligence about militants in the neighborhood it's usually reliable but it was the opinion of the squadron has played a part in conflicts book.