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they want to paris more due. here where they push everyone out to the outskirts in a suburb where you can easily control the outside of. where they are taken over and you go i have a income to even be there i was the only reason you're going to be going in is to commute go to work and do some menial task and come back out again and go back to the suburbs they look at this particular area as a gold mine and the thing that's preventing them from being able to mine that gold is the presence of the people here are social housing they were they were cutting back on on the returns and maintenance and having to nothing is quite literally in this process we call managed decline and i think data is preserved as we'll as we all believe that a cheap job was done if that's proved what you think it probably will be banned that will be and come confirmation of our worst fears and that that's
a very deterministic and unpleasant warfare against people flowing in having seen many of us now see a wall fair by the rich in collusion with their mates in local government they didn't represent us they lied they car they deregulated it and it killed. the council's representatives deny social plans and they tell us with a straight face they care about our community i don't feel that the issues are about social cleansing as you put it i can understand why people. explain in those wise for me the issue is how though how is this council going to invest in that area and invest in ways that delivers community value for the people they are not. moving the people they are out to somewhere else that's not an agenda it's all so called regeneration has hit our community we have wave after wave of gentrification for decades swept away homes and community spaces it replaced record shops with
coffee shops music venues would be teak simply she was where we feel like outside as the streets we want schools are now full of tourists and the rich i can't tell you how many people i've seen move out because it's just too expensive and you know whorish are sure i've never felt such a difference between one of three off and them i'm talking cross on the ration if we hear regeneration we know it means the generation we know it means destruction of any community now we think it's three of regeneration projects that exists now that every generation comes to your party would you best watch out because you can look like if you don't battle against and stop them they're going to wipe out everything that you all day basically you know everybody's been pushing the regeneration culture yet is actually part of an polluting is that head we need to chop off because it is that beast that created the grand forks our fire.
is that culture that created it and is hundreds of years old and they still see us especially the african caribbean population as their former slaves had a bitch an activist around here lifting grenfell's our he won countless times. about the regulation and the flour in the fire safety standards he said only a catastrophe would lead them to see and he was in the plan is not to have a plan and there's a great plan when you're trying to run something down into the ground you know because you just don't invest in it you don't you just it's just not looked after as length west we know i mean it just you know just they allowed it to i mean slum is a is is a is a is a strong word but they are allowed it to sort of slip into a slum like status which is disgusting considering this power has a first of all had referred a billion pounds in reserves that we've been losing all of our public and public
buildings in north kensington. the people that are responsible for that at all because they see a small caballo of officers and senior and senior councillors. they should have been keeping us safe in grenfell tower on the rest of the grenfell tower used to live on the first same floor. and rather than keeping us safe they spent their whole time in the whole concentration going around north kensington and taking our library of lovely hundred twenty five year old north kensington library of a beautiful information center underneath the fly over. and any other public assets they could get their hands on including this beautiful building behind us the building behind us they purchased a freehold for twenty five point three million pounds without any consultation without even the local labor councillors knowing about it i put some of accusations to barry cooke i'm not going to comment on that it seems to me that that's
a very very strong statement all i can say is that i've looked at the issues that we're dealing with in relation to fire safety on housing on making sure that we've got people there you know directing the team when we're directing work ourselves to make sure that people are safe but obviously emma. accusations directly at some of cook's colleagues like former deputy council leader look filled a million they had to massive mass the plans and some people praying in their expense from elsewhere on the context the latest is a property developer and others who were just merely aspiring to be property developers like to mellon before the fire filled in million was working for a property development company slightly named socially conscious capital how socially conscious is it that while serving in public office he was also be in wind ten times by dismantle. this guy got rich convincing councils to sell off assets to
his wealthy clients filled in million enjoy steve's five star lunches with him and pinches pennies from us. he took out the window. and you can look out of luck if the school and your state so you would have been really good as well yet i want to go on that i want that i saw. later in the op now. hopefully going to be a state oftentimes if they. fill in crack. touching up the pay. i mean one of three things is true. after a big middle finger to the people on the a flight or if they're pretty want to get out of here and felling up which isn't really the day he said ok and i like we need to we need to go now at least to go in the big money and land bankers have plans to where we live only we went part of the . local fight is against global enemies and structures. eight guys have as much
money as hostile world because it is systems we are fighting and it doesn't matter if you're in london if you're in their way that's free. when you have a political blow up completely convinced and it's the consensus among them that the most functional economic philosophy for society is neo liberalism whereby you have the big transfers of wealth and redistribution of wealth upward and the idea that this. cuts in touch with corporations that there is subsidizing of the arms industry subsidizes the banking sector. who pays the price of those things it is the people who are just by the backbone the heart and the lungs of the society is the people that really make it run.
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in the heart of the swiss alps this is a place probably more secretive than the pentagon more mysterious than the cia and better guarded than for knox swiss customs are here permanently all the site is controlled by them and they imposed the opening times where. it was a duty from his office the procedures in place of the strictest in all europe masterpieces by artists like pecan so and modigliani i can't boards and sold in the side this warehouse that's where the report comes in it covers up deals which are naturally discreet commercially discreet but also discreet because they concern fraud. some of those paintings are linked to dark secrets nobody knows how many of these secrets a kept inside the geneva freeport says your position that you'll never obtain an inventory of all the works in the freeport who knows how many there are three hundred three thousand three hundred thousand is it
a matter of confidentiality only is it the world's black box of the art business. hey everybody i'm stephen bob. taft hollywood guy suspect every proud american first of all i'm just george bush and r.v. to say this is my buddy max famous financial guru and we're just a little bit different. you can find the owner windows up with all the drama happening in our country i'm shooting the road have some fun meet everyday americans. and look for the story to bridge the gap this is the great american people. in two thousand and sixteen the panama papers show the world with
a tax haven the secrets two trillion united states dollars passed through most of conseco in the amount of time that we did then in the panama papers exposure that's what it shows a lot of money it really is. journalism it's an act of journalism looking at things that people want to keep secret and asking why would they want to keep these things secret. millions of most like from psycho documents where examiners. the all the people which basically have tried to get an advantage out of this sort of newspaper. and probably other politician which was the other politicians the media would point to find their targets such as the kings of morocco and saudi arabia the president of argentina several prime ministers. and russian president vladimir putin of course. oh my god i've had so i have sued
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it was to send. the whole of my. the file on june eighth two thousand and seven aim but a hold in all. i couldn't believe it. and i couldn't believe the size of it as well because it was almost on the whole of this site almost i mean you could see that it was spreading quite far you could hear it you could see bits of the climbing kind of fooling around on the street. a mock up brawl and i see the tower on my side work on the obvious i was right but you can see the smoke circulating and that's when it
was a brawl you know he lets out he's sore at is so painful i don't even know if i at the time what i thought those people are going to get out it was so it was traumatic and at the un traumatic and we're hoping that somehow something will come along and rescue them somehow we will not literally watch these people beg for help and ben for death in front of us and you know what happened a helicopter came and it came within one hundred fifty two hundred mi is of the building and turned back around now that turn around was the most heartbreaking thing i've ever seen in my life the fire that fertile happened because the state the government the local council felt us in the aftermath of the file to continue to feed us. and i was cern i was with was shocked in the first few days of the total absence of the council and the it was
really shocking i saw and i saw the leader and jeff zeleny being filmed on the first day looking upset and shell shocked as we all were and then that was it they've gone and completely gone there was nobody there was no help we wait a day off the day off the day for the council to step in to say hello this is what needs to happen this is what we need to do. no bridges to date has common said actually this this this and this was the way in that they had to register themselves. about residents the vibe is how to grow and document who survived who didn't have all and that was going on for a day which i don't know what the council thought was going on or how they failed to see the image and see but they seemed to in some way fail to see the emergency and that first day i remember thinking wow they've been caught with a pounced on a bit here and like oh but then by the end of the day when nothing much had improved thinking. this is a this isn't this feels like more significant than incompetence or shock even by
request from the council who seem less than impressed with their response i am concerned very concerned about its capability into the future and i think it's important that the council make sure that we don't have a collapse of services and that we stand ready to manage to manage services if we have to if there's an economic fighting on the part. that there's a perception that the council in the field of the fire power. i i wasn't here in the in the week after the fire i came ten days later so i hear lots of comments and i hear lots of conversations particularly people in the air and so on but you also hear from staff in our organization that were there then did lots of stuff now maybe you know they weren't aware of them but all i hear lots of different voices some from staff and counselors who were actually present at the
time and did not work but we didn't see or feel the council presence off to the fire and wonder why they still had time for things that clearly could await the can so granted to a marriage and see planning applications the day after the fire. they weren't around to take me in today even for the community but they were able to have a planning application me into grant to emergency planning applications with no committee hearings while the community was dealing with the disaster and the count just tons of aid companies contracted by the council to carry out the but when of a ship began deleting things on their websites there we u.k. group deleted this page about their involvement in installing the smoke ventilation system in the towers main stairwell but we all began to hook them up what did they have to hide there were fears the council were doing the same thing. these questions. as part of the public inquiry i'm not sure answers we get the i'll
explain later why computers had to be safe from the council building it was offered up. if you were right if you are ethical come you know organization you know from up while working on this film the conservative leader of the council nicolas touchup wound announced his resignation he filled a med and managed to reach innovation that so deadly kept in touch to grenfell now he's advise in big businesses how to profit from local authorities yeah i'll give you the parts. he was actually he's made a business of tenant of accounts who this is how you do a budget night this is how you make money off a budget and he was making a living off this after he was he should be in jail he should be in jail. projected office to respond to allegations made in this film a week after the fire to recently made it official she apologized in parliament
calling grenfell a fatal state the support on the ground for families in the initial alice was not good enough that was a failure of the state local and national. but for those of us who disputed continue speeding's of state before and after the fire this was too little too late . failure implies that there is a positive intention in the beginning to actually fulfill this toss what i think we have seen is yes incompetence on one hand but this stain and purposeful money speak of social housing in this bar in order to cleanse its people now we know that people that campaigned against the council in there and with threatened with eviction vindicated in that. they were vindicated and that. is the most tragic part of this situation that people were not home. in life and even now they're not heard and. there's
a strong sense that justice cannot be done to grant. the call for a just and humane response has food and on deaf ears to community and good but dignified has responded to the state's failings the silent marches they have grown with every march taken place on the fourteenth of each month the date of the file. the lack of justice is never less obvious as when my streets are filled of grieving families and survivors. is clear now there was no justice i had in my mind from three days after the fire that there was never going to see justice this pill sadness song that some good stories were not going to say there's people that made it out of there with their whole family and their life today and that's good and that's beautiful but. the problem was me happy about that because i know people that didn't make it out so it's rage it's back to rage. there will never be justice which is it's i personally believe that and it's just my own very own
puzzle believe that that kind of only game in town is moving public inquiry there are fears the state's failings will continue to weave in the public inquiry because it is being headed by mobic he's a judge with a history of controversial rudin's in housing cases where he has been accused of social cleansing this guy couldn't be further from my state and why the community people need to go to jump journey people lost their lives if we don't nice we need to be rest eat we would be in question we would have been found the whole of the team ok management team need to go to geo where it would have been if they go and arrest the guys but mcfadden on them the guys who sold the credit. and the guys who authorized the cabin to go in there and for that would have been perfect justice for me perfect and a lot of these and lauda main players in these organizations or got connections religion. they all have had direct relationship there prof have crossed the line
right back to david cameron. who deregulated fire safety and live within walking distance of grand felt tower. it remains to be seen what the outcome of the public inquiry and police investigation will be. but one thing we know for sure we will never trust the state and has played a sick to mates to keep us safe again. since to fire the community continue to come to give a not just to pick up where the council fails but to china increase power so that nothing like this ever happens again. that was a tragedy what's happened has happened to that is that i knew that it was looking for its woken up it woke me up what a lot of people up and i believe if we continue to stand and make the noise and not shut people out we can change as can any way until. we know from observing what's going on that there is a more contemplated mood there is
a more thoughtful mood amongst young people there isn't as much madness guy in the streets that was going on as before people off thinking about oh so. this is it people i didn't roofing we are being pitted against each other how do we deal with doubt and i think there is the opportunity to actually turn a lot of stuff around history is key to understanding the struggle of working class people in north kensington the area known as gold to people down here is the equivalent to new york's harlem it was the setting of a counter cultural sound system to. after the war the fight against racism in fascism. the caribbean and the progressive white working class communities made history taken to far off the streets in the public space flow set the bar in many ways claiming disused lands from the council one of this for the benefit of the community the history of is one of never ending strong. up until today where we have in the biggest threat we have ever faced gentrification some locals think the
only way forward for our community is to build on the way we came to give off to defile the state has filed the filed the papers of those kind of filed the paper the ground for it was voluntary. wake soft was ok we did things for themselves and what we think is we can harness that spirit and make it a permanent thing when you look at the numbers that they were able to get in their positions with there's no reason why we can't put forward now pace yourself that there's no reason why we can't put forward candidates that we know that we know will not sell us out because they are beholden to and receptive to the movements for social justice which exist within the rather beholden to corporate power in tightly enclosed time if we want to get rid of the tough from the south and about microsoft's independence and then bring it on you know real directive not proceed because the one good thing that could come out of the thought one good thing is
a new model of work and he's in the hauraki of things in the past is a great opportunity to do that build from the from the ground up again i think it would be a brilliant thing. a council tax. you know we all decide one course to not pay our council tax to the council and the whole of north kensington pay six council tax to a community organization and then you know facilitate all of those organizations are already in place doing away remember those millions that the council had in a bank they could have spent untold in that wasn't deadly while we were filming this report the council buckled under community pressure announcing that it would spend much of those sweet house in survivors in the local area where on track to purchase about three hundred properties before the second week in december we're looking to try to make sure that we can offer people properties a permanent way of buying properties in the. collaring w. tand up eleven who knows where we would be if it weren't for the community standing
long for five months people have been in hotels the vast majority still my state is being gutted the reality for us the battles will start of got my island of joy my residents' association the party campaigns to take back what is outs maybe it's the only way we can survive to realize that you had elected lee we have we all know what we will we will power to shape our destiny and to be authors gods of all faiths so we need to seize these opportunities and overnight. and that if anything that is the phoenix that will come out of that is an increasingly aware community of its interests all of this not willing to be pushed around.
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