tv Cross Talk RT January 30, 2018 10:00pm-10:31pm EST
in one thousand nine hundred i was the first woman to work in this one particular mine and my job was what they called the belt boy and then they started calling me the bell person because i was a female and so when i would go underground everybody would be kind of gathered to see this woman coming out of the mines you know and then i remember my face would be all black with the coal dust and i was a little bit vain so i would have a handkerchief and i would wipe my face off before i would come outside so it would be all clean. so that it but the guys that always be looking for me to come out because it was just so amazing i guess to them the see a woman working in the mines. it's all true. for manalo no.
well. i remember when i was in high school is i loved earth science i love the mountains all of anything he was brock's and my earth science teacher back then said there's going to be eight hundred years of coal and when he said that that's when things were good you know where everybody was working like the guys that worked in the mines they always had the nice cars like the camero i remember thinking when i was younger that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here and that it would become a ghost town but i never thought in the million years i would see that and it's happened it's happened. we.
most of those old wallace i mean if the senate bill floats a new born it is talk of souls busy i pled guilty to a false. scene years ago i traveled across the united states exploring america's deadly love affair with a gun if a bad guy tried to get to one of my family members he would have better luck with that better and i think they are and hurting when i buy my babies says my book was published in the year two thousand more than hoff a million americans have been killed by files of the us side how to saute me as i did this this is a middle school we go through drills and we put ourselves in real scenarios it was interesting to see who actually got hit by the gun i just saw it it's a return to the subject to track down each gun on
a who i'd met and photograph those years ago i don't know this but we are not. i want to go to look for the past from. the class struggle still going on maybe in those. terms of the unions but for instance right now in terms of the empire. that you came only. nobody's ever found to go get me and. the. you're wasting your tan they are.
very evil people you know they do things to fame ways. they do things to the young and the. op ed. in season in never saying it would be. all kentucky county it's hard learned produce the most coal at a time in which most of what powered the united states came from kentucky. today the thirty three active mines in harlan employ less than two thousand. some of deals mines have even been converted into museums. laid off left with nothing since the ninety's manny leave off was for they don't see any
other options thirteen the fuel handouts in time on employed and are the usual customers swill her and him it was founded on coal and there's a reason marin county was feeling the series and. that is our encounters live if they squeeze warren county into the building code and they get coal there's nothing else here we don't have the luxury of the cities we don't have factories we don't in the reason and as the president says if there's good in the mountains we don't have the road boys and it's largess a mantra it's going to get me in a day and that. i go flip hamburgers at the local mcdonald's or i go down here peace joy and make pay to. work that's now don't pay my bills over horrors move them boys. you can walk straight fanny's removed you if you did more to get run
over people goes both ways your use of being. a woman story very strong and numerous give more for their bodies every way home will. continue to be i'll give it in the manner to be. hers sooner and get it when you go to teach yourself. you know my uncles were good examples of this work and to save the city now stack it in years and years. and they tell me how to get your guns will not be coming out of me what i'm doing. is i don't use them in here and you know they're chanting for your ego i'm going to go things. to the window while you're both really rich or they will be with growth rates are below six so. we're now in the home. as i was eighteen years old it was around again that . works in a coma and for five years under two years' service from. the waiter here and.
my two hours and thirty cents an hour rusty it was insistent how much around anymore. it was our very do. not as much money in the time. for my doing here i just got out of jail my. possession of stolen property. not good. jails jail. as. i feed you three times a day. for t.v. . l.s.d. . i don't. all those things you.
i'm the gun guy here the pawn shop here for the past five years we take everything from you know d.v.d.'s to. boat motors or whatever you want to madge and we have some motorcycles smoking the mining equipment like us say we would take a lot of that stuff you would sell a four hundred dollar mining helmet maybe once a week the lights daily but the fact of the mining mines are shutting down makes it difficult to sell that stuff because these were so these were being sold to personal miners for their own use they're not in mining anymore course they're not buying that. line. here. where all of them are doing very accounting. ever.
in the states is tough today it's hard to see any traces of the turbulent past there once made hard in the tories. the county is still mostly dry and once one for a year people used to make moonshine knowledge drugs are in the rice a trust painkillers prescribed by doctors to treat danger and six miners now i'll ask a prime d'antin yes. there's a lot of people here this is a big fish and are a. very upset as and. very much anything that makes them feel better and they think makes them feel better. we have a lot of problems with items that are coming in that are stolen. maybe not just from drug users. but that is a problem and i say again it's desperation to try to get some money to maintain a habit you know and i think since all this you know all the mining and depression
of the mining everything it's caused. a rising pills. it's the pills or the new alcohol. we're talking about the forty inch in the. forty's and fifty's yeah. so in the fifty's well we made moonshine so. here in december we pick cocoa berries but the race we'll be able to hope for as we carry it for is in your sale for dollar again. the black berries will we got a quarter again we get a list you know all. muddy from there to close and some food for them we're. mostly what with troy in the food was corn bill lower. so we would go if it though because we're also the. flat.
in the beginning i would only have to take a few of the one in last found it towards the end of my credit alex they. found its way in. and maybe before they switched. to the ones in jail. i went from a fifteen hour and a hand to sales an hour and i am with the jobs around. the shed i'm down now the coal mines are said. live to come mars is live. in a van with people. in poverty. it's no more. i walk the same road sign a sounder push tiny walk trade that could sit and watch from the opening. after his book come to my mind. it was nineteen eighty eight my fifth visit to harlan
county i was on the winding road from harlan to our birds driving a borrowed pickup truck when i began to notice the road kill it was a dangerous road with more than its share of adventures drivers and it was getting dark. i began to think of the many ways in which that was a presence in this land that any most their road accidents and of course the corn mines beyond and black lung. returning to new york leaving behind harlan in the endless rain. i tried to put together the pieces sober remotes were to i only got a glimpse off. my own with wonder where all that energy came from. the energy that lights up the luxury. there was believe
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representatives for most syrian groups including the government opposition tribes have agreed to form a committee on a new constitution that despite into discussions during peace talks in the russian resort of sochi. in an unprecedented move the pentagon has banned the us watchdog which oversees the situation in afghanistan from publishing information on who controls what on the grounds that i made a string of deadly terror attacks in the country. and that's the message u.s. officials were given by angry palestinian protesters who stormed the meeting tensions over donald trump's jerusalem recognitions show no sign of.
appreciate you joining us this evening. this is our international. it has been a heated day in the russian resort of sochi where troops from the syrian opposition talk to representatives from damascus along with other concerned parties about the prospects for peace in syria and it seems that there is a palpable result emerging from the talks as explained. first of all they've agreed on twelve points twelve points along which a future syrian state will be built it's it's a guideline the document itself made the rounds at geneva multiple times but ultimately it got nowhere it was finally side here in sochi and it's
a road map that governs everything from syrian from syrian government itself to syrian sovereignty to how the military will be overhauled the other big thing that was agreed on is a constitutional reform committee to amend or rewrite the syrian constitution the interesting thing here is that seats on it that will be saved for those that were unwilling or unable to attend these talks this will be passed on to the u.n. so the u.n. will oversee this new committee and the u.n. special envoy to syria will personally guide this initiative there was also of course drama nobody saw it coming this morning there was no we interviewed but from late arrivals to cancel participation even arguments and shouting matches there's even heckling i want to express my sincere gratitude to our colleagues. mushroom.
friends again i would like your attention. if it's a long list russia then let me speak please. that was sides as i mentioned the. unwilling to come to these talks were talking about the hard good position of the high negotiations committee that is based in saudi arabia and compromises many rebel groups they've sent a delegation on the turkish pressure reportedly that came to sochi but they refused to leave the airport they stayed for about ten. at the airport of sochi and they took offense at the various banners that were hung up in the city for these talks the turks tried to get them to come but to no avail nevertheless there were many other parties many denominations ethnicities christians you see these muslim susan shias there's certainly
a lot of debates internationally turkey russia iran three big players the guarantees of the astronaut peace process they were all here the western partners for example the united states they only sent junior representatives and from what we've been told by a level of they haven't displayed much optimism much enthusiasm for this sochi peace peace conference that the new year the go towards yes it's way more difficult to negotiate when it's not like minded people who sit around the table like in paris and washington but opposing sides but agreements by opposing sides are way more stable moen lasting and sustainable the news achieved in an industry of like minded states taking decisions for the syrian people and the syrians can decide the fate of their country the other thing that organizes and the russian foreign minister wanted to make very clear is that sochi is no will turn it in and it is
not competitor to the geneva process the geneva process will continue under the auspices of the un controlled by the un and overseen by the un and the u.n. security council the u.n. special envoy to syria he was here as an observer seeing what was happening seeing the discussions i'm aware. that there were intense discussions in this room today and you are proving it. is normal in a democratic environment so we don't really normally we now have the text we have the theory we have the documents that have been signed by everyone what we're means to be seen is whether they'll be put into practice. whether they'll be in force then what will come of this. one person is dead in two injured following a bomb attack on a turkish military convoy in syria that's according to the turkish army to the victims were civilians including the person killed the attack was carried out by
kurdish militants convoy was on its way to italy to assist in the creation of the deescalation zone that meanwhile an iraqi kurdish t.v. channel is filmed some of the damage in the syrian kurdish enclave of africa after it has been under attack by forces for over a week the video depicts the aftermath of shelling as well as civilian casualties. u.s. inspector general for afghanistan says that the pentagon told him to keep quiet about how much of the country's territory is controlled by the government and how much by the taliban and other insurgent groups the spokesman for the resolute support mission in afghanistan responded that the data isn't classified and there was no intent to conceal it he says human error is to blame for the misunderstanding is what the inspector general's office said in its report. this development is troubling for a number of reasons most least of which is that this is the first time sega has been specifically instructed not to release information marked unclassified to the
american taxpayer the instructions are coming from the pentagon and they are given to the special inspector for general afghan reconstruction and from what we understand they've instructed him not to give out certain pertinent information especially about casualties among afghan forces but one of the key things that they've told him to leave out of his reports is the balance of power on the ground he's essentially not being permitted to reveal what territory is controlled by the taliban and what territory is controlled by the afghan government what territory is controlled by the i still forces and that's key information if you want to understand what progress is being made and how the war is really going now at this point the usa has been in afghanistan for almost two decades it's had its forces on the ground there have been air strikes and such and we actually have a kind of an admission from secretary of defense james mattis that not
a lot has been achieved during that time this is what he said during your stay in the urgency to understand it's my responsibility we are not winning in afghanistan right now and we will correct this now at this point there has been a little bit of a change in strategy in afghanistan the usa is escalating its airstrikes and bombing of afghanistan at this point four thousand three hundred bombs were actually dropped in the year of twenty seventeen that's more bombs that were dropped in two thousand and fifteen and twenty sixteen combined however it hasn't really had the effect of changing things on the ground in fact the i still forces and the taliban forces have actually increased the number of attacks that they've carried out let's take a look. now
at this point the usa is sending mixed messages about the possibility of negotiations with the taliban we heard in october rex tillerson the u.s. secretary of state say that the usa was not willing to negotiate with the taliban entirely but that it was willing to negotiate with what he called moderate voices among the taliban now we've heard from donald trump that there will be no negotiations with the taliban no talking to the taliban whatsoever there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban and we're going to finish what we have to finish what nobody else has been able to finish we're going
to be able to do it now we've heard a response from the taliban essentially mocking the united states and saying that if the usa wants to find them it knows where their office is located in the city of doha at this point we are not hearing moves from either side the taliban or the united states about resuming negotiations so at the moment it appears that the violence and chaos in afghanistan is going to continue no middle east affairs expert ali risk relates to the latest move by the pentagon is a fact to be tantamount to an admission of failure in afghanistan. same in some horrific attacks launched by the taliban and by isis which have now begun to target kabul the afghani capital previously we saw that they know there were attacks by these extremist groups but they won't focus so much from kabul kabul was considered to be relatively secure what we've seen now is that even the capital.