arabia that. both the u.n. and the red cross have announced the this week that they'll be evacuating staff from the yemeni port. in advance of what they know is going to be saudi and united arab emirates led coalition invasion they're planning on bombing the port the last remaining port and so this is why we don't we want to avoid for even if it is. from the top of. the united states immigration system is underfunded under resourced and saddled with political pandering disguised as policy we haven't had meaningful immigration reform for over thirty years despite the fact that the democrat demographics of the country have changed dramatically but the needs of our economy are wildly different than they were in one thousand nine hundred eighty six but because of this discriminatory policy is once again quietly being slipped into our law books on monday june eleventh attorney general jeff sessions abandoned it twenty sixteen decision by the justice department's board of immigration appeals
that decided the victim of domestic violence was eligible for asylum sessions' claims he is negating this legal precedent because quote the applicant must demonstrate membership in a group which is composed of members who share a common immutable characteristic as defined with particularity and is socially distinct within the society in question and that quote the applicants membership in that group must be the central reason for her persecution but this ingle most disturbing and conspicuous things about sessions decision is how bleak the gender bias is he continually uses she and her when speaking in general terms about immigration law even going as far as to state quote an asylum application has the burden of showing her eligibility for asylum now sessions claims that the asylum laws are too broad and should include victims of what he calls private violence private violence according to jeff sessions is violence committed by gangs. for
domestic violence we need immigration reform in the united states if only it's a refrain from caging crying children and to going back to the days when domestic violence wasn't a crime but a private matter and the group these clearly female abuse victims belong to jass is called womanhood when women the world over come to america for asylum because they are under the assumption that women as well as men are treated as equals in the us the women are not property here sadly the policy of just sessions and the lack of substantive opposition to it are putting the poorest most abused and neglected women in the world on the road to death. women are property in that they actually belong to can come here into the united states to get rid of a good safe from harm that's extraordinary blow my mind i have the need to be in a special group that specifically shows that why you're getting beaten up is because you're part of actor and what's crazy too is it like it's not like the
places you know they're coming from a bad part of the world would recognize issues like these great this is really what he's talking about he's trying to stop every couple of years ago we had a lot of central american women and mostly women and children coming up there because of the exact violence that they talk about that's really that's really awful i mean you know it's interesting because it's like you know there's a lot of what comes up to is it's like they talk about like oh you know gangsters are a problem but like i mean you're talking about places like el salvador honduras and guatemala these are the highest rates of murder in the world and one of the. door with a woman he reversed this decision on she was male salvator all summer is literally one of the most dangerous places to be a woman in the world and he's like well i don't know if they're really really made our hell up because it's like when you look at when you can when you take you know violence against women and gangs they actually you see this correlation there because look this group. director of survivors foundation. she says when the gang
says this is my territory they are talking about everything the houses the businesses on the people and specifically the women in the girls of the their. kids in need of defense report called neither security nor justice actually states gain presence also limits access to justice for those affected by violence by creating additional barriers to reporting investigation and prosecution further entrench in impunity heightening the need for refugee protection for its victims so for those people say well that's a private problem well no it's not it's a call it's totally an issue there but again runs a neighborhood that's an institutional problem yes they control everything in their neighborhood right in some neighborhoods in this world that's the sad truth right and that's where that it's incredibly and surprise surprise it's jeff sessions. this is one of those things that is so backward and so disturbing but it's his bread and butter it's as this occurring reason to want to claiming to want to be like i want to reform immigration so it's you know with good people and whatever
it's garbage that man is in the pocket of immigration special interests that you know some people get paid by the n.r.a. some people get paid by big banks just sessions is definitely in that special interest group the weird thing about jeff sessions to me is that he's a native as to which is odd because white america white europeans were not actually native to the united states doesn't always forgive throwing that out there but one of the thing is that he's closely and closely tied in the pocket of a network of anti immigration groups that are run by a gentleman named john tam who is a retired i dr and a founder of a number of organizations including a pro eugenics are going to see action. in two thousand and eight he so sessions got an award from the anti immigration group numbers usa which was started by dan for obstructing immigration reform in two thousand and nine the franklin society in another one that was and i gave him an award for of straw. this just russians
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right from wrong. we often talk about the evils of the prison industrial complex military industrial complex there's an all other union of profit and subjugation that has an equal influence over politics and culture here in the united states which is of course the president us throw complex according to market research firm us world in two thousand and fifteen private correctional facilities where if four point eight billion dollar industry with profits of six hundred twenty nine million dollars and while the union of corporations and prisons is not new the ways in which good people around the country are fighting back against it is which is why today our watchers will be talking with a social justice attorney author and one of the leading thorns in the side of the prison industrial complex for work. with national mama's bail out campaign and
black youth project one hundred welcome thank you and it's a pleasure having you on the show and i want to i want to start with just so people get an understanding is what in your opinion is the single biggest misunderstanding people have about the prison industrial complex here in the states. i would say that it's necessary or that it must exist i think people can't conceptualize a world in which we don't have prisons or gels and so because people can't conceptualize living in a world without these primitive systems that it's hard to like actually tear down and reduce the prison and jail population so i think it's that it's a necessary evil and that it has to exist and therefore it has always existed even though that's not true as you said it has expanded and transformed in the last forty years the last thirty years and continues to expand and transform never thought about that actually you know what are the other alternatives that we could do would start of jailing people well i think the first thing is to axe the
question of why people are jelled in the first place right there is the assumption that people are in jail because they deserve it or they've committed some crime or they're harmful to the community around them and that's just simply not true most people who are incarcerated are victims of crimes or victims of interpersonal violence of community violence most people in jail are have some type of mental illness or disability most people in jail are beef prior to joe are living in poverty so this is jails and prisons have historically and currently been used to how social problems that we fail to address so even before we say like what's the alternative the alternative is if we invest in housing transportation food and resources that allow people to live the lives that they want to live then we wouldn't actually need jails and prisons i think generally we have to learn also how to deal with people right so if somebody if you have a friend you have a disagreement your friend your first thing isn't to call the. or arrest the person
is to have a conversation figure out how we can restore the community. but most people who are in jail are nonviolent crime of poverty of people trying to survive and so we criminalize survival but we don't give people options and resources and we have places in society that currently exist cities that's been largely mounts of their budget on housing large amounts of their budget on education so we have models that actually work in which there are not high levels of jail or prison populations in certain cities and then we have other cities that are predominantly black and brown predominately immigrant predominantly poor who do see like whole communities being transported into jails and prisons because governments fell so invest in these communities i mean we stand chicago where you know they'd rather spend money on a prison right next to a school and just one door and wander out in there you go right bail is one that you brought up you recently wrote an article on the injustices surrounding the whole bail system and the u.s. justice system you called cash bail the life but blood of the prison industrial
complex one how is that how was the bail. to see all that prison industrial complex and then what how can we change that you know what can we do to to push that away so the prison industrial complex essentially about profit corporations and individuals who are making money off of people being in cages. and so cash bell originally is not supposed to be a form of punishment is supposed to be a surety that if you come to if you have a court date and you come to the court date then you have a bill would assure that you'll be at your court date because there's no standard law of how judges should you know a proposed bill then you see district attorneys and judges abusing their power to hold poor people essentially because you can commit any type of crime if you have money to pay your bills and you can get out. joe but this is essentially profiting
off of poor people who they know will not have the money to pay for bell and so currently there's sixty percent of people woman in jails are being held on pretrial bell and again this is before people even go to their first court date. they're essentially being pretty saying saying that they're guilty before going through what we called due process and so eighty percent of the people who are currently in women jails or who are identifying identify as women in these shells are mothers are caretakers are community members and so this is completely the straps communities and completely disrupt the economic unit and the economic ability for children and other people in the community to thrive and so when people are housed in cages it exasperates your well whatever mental health condition that you have and it makes it more likely that you'll enter into a plea deal so if you want to get out of jail or you want to get back to your family or you just want this to be over with you're more likely to be vulnerable to
exploitive and coercive plea deals that district attorneys oftentimes put towards poor people who can't afford bill and we already know that the public defender's office is underfunded it is under resourced and so there's just not enough resources and representation for people to actually fight against their charges and so the district attorney is going to give you the highest. crime charge then you're going to stay in jail until you admit that you know that she did this crime that you had no due process to prove that you do good otherwise it is easier for the district attorney and things like that to be like oh i can get this plea deal with my numbers and get no evidence while. the general gets re-elected look at all of that you see that state by state and as a whole the country as a whole you know what's also interesting too is when you peel back the curtain of the military the prison industrial complex you put back the curtain the percentages of people of color of color and carcer in the united states is truly shocking and other people it's easy for people to kind of ignore that fact or look beyond it don't see it. according to u.s. department justice black u.s.
citizens make up thirty five percent of jail inmates and thirty seven percent of prison yet outside of prison. systems only make about twelve thirteen percent of the total us population that's a huge discrepancy that i know but if you can sit and say that that's you know there's not something fall there right and you would have to necessarily believe that black people are inherently criminal in order to justify those numbers right so because these people are criminals and therefore they should be incarcerated and i think the cause of this them from slavery colonialism right again when you have. when you can no longer produce labor or profit through slavery then you find different forms of enslaving people to produce profit because we live in a racist society we live in a sect a society we live in a trance phobic you know society then you jails again are are used to house people who have been other by the state and who the state has deemed you know not humans are not worthy of the resources of the state and so you have an interesting enough
why you have the numbers of incarceration going down for specifically like a black man and men in prison you have increasing rates of incarceration among women specifically in the wake of you know nine hundred eighty s. on the war on drugs and so you have so many women who are being criminalized for everything criminalized for being pregnant criminalized for having an abortion criminalized for. you know trying to survive on welfare so many different forms there's thousands and thousands of laws on the books and so here and there so much about it because having grown up in wisconsin i watched the whole thing play out in the media of the wealth the welfare queen where we were just like so much through the media and local politicians this idea that scores of black women were getting on buses in chicago and driving up to walk and getting double like these women don't have the money to take a bus across town and these people want and. politicians are literally saying no no
they're spending all this money to come up and stay in hotels to get a check right and nobody questions right and again like even if that was the case then it's a failure of the state and the failure of the state i think we have to keep going back to there's actual politicians like individuals it's not like a corporate individuals who are making decisions every day in congress or in their local state houses to criminalize people and it like under jeff sessions where expanding the role of criminalization we're expanding the role of police officers expanding the role of district attorneys to incarcerate more and more people and i know you said earlier black citizens this is even exasperated when you're undocumented or documented and the expansion of our immigration detention centers i think black immigrants are twice or three times as likely to be deported on a criminal offense or any other you know offense than any other immigrant even though we make up a very small percentage of the immigrant population and so we see racism being compounded we're also in immigration detention centers where you have ice agents that have for unchecked privilege and power to literally imprison people for years
and the sad thing is this is not something that's new to this country this is something that's been like you said decades and years in the making building up to this and i think a lot of this falls upon the fact that people are getting educated on the mainstream media doesn't necessarily talk about it or get as in-depth as like you know people out there are you know fighting in the streets and things like that people like yourself and i really want to thank you for coming on today and breaking this down for those because it's helpful it's good and thank you for the work out there that you're doing and i'm always a pleasure thank you thank you very much thank you. mother nature isn't happy a study released this week shows that meets only eighty percent of our diet is using eighty three percent of our farmland and that whole going to get playing might actually be the right course after all. justin trudeau got is comeuppance first funding three and a have billion dollars buying an oil pipeline when he claims to care about the environment now some say that this is just a trick of a life that made as. goes following up is saying it's payback for double crossing
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don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical of. you said. the leaders of the u.s. and north korea. has stored just months after threatening to destroy each other's country. their talks ended with. committing to denuclearization in exchange for several promises from donald trump. we're not reducing anything we're not reducing very little bit early for that we have to get things moving the sanctions will remain in effect we will be stopping the war games until we see the the future negotiation is not going along like it should. be final
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a strong relationship between round comes just months after they were threatening each other with all out war we have developed a very special bond. north korea best not make any more threats to the united states they will be met with fire and fury and have mad men out there shooting rockets all over the place you will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea rocket man is a sick puppy. a frightened dog barks louder i will surely indefinitely tame the mentally deranged us doted with fire. this is tree has proven over and over again adversaries can indeed become friends both very honored to sign the document thank you. so the today we had a new story meeting you decided to leave the past behind so we're very proud of
what took place today and it worked out for both of us far better than anybody even predicted it's an honor to be with you. later in the day the u.s. leader said that without the highly aggressive language leading up to the summit well the meeting would never have happened. without the rhetoric we wouldn't have been here i really believe you know we'd sanctions and all of the things that you would do but i think without the rhetoric you know other administrations i don't
want to get specific on that but they had a policy of silence sometimes i felt foolish doing it. but we had no choice but despite of the show of friendliness add to the summit there was one moment when kim jong un looked a little taken aback if not puzzled by one of president trump comments during a repeat of a really sort of recent. off for. donald trump wrapped up at the summit in singapore with an hour long news briefing artie's come up and talk us through what he said. they've agreed to four basic points that were in the document that was signed by the president the united states and the leader of north korea first they agreed to a new us d.p. r. k. relationship a new relationship between the two countries secondly they agreed to a lasting stable peace and working toward to facilitating
a lasting stable peace on the korean peninsula they agreed to to a commitment to denuclearization getting rid of nuclear weapons on the korean peninsula and finally they did agree to return the bodies of p.o.w.'s missing in action the bodies of american soldiers who had died during the korean war or the bodies of american soldiers in the korean peninsula those are the four points of agreement now speaking at his press conference following the meeting did clarify some things he first of all he said that they will not be lifting the sanctions until until there is a full denuclearization of the peninsula down trumps that he look forward to lifting the sanctions but they will not be lifting the sanctions at the moment furthermore trump said they would be stopping the war games the military exercises that north korea has often said are very threatening to them and are essentially report rehearsing for their destruction these military exercises will be stopped doll trump said that they were very expensive and very provocative and from there
we heard some more talk about what would go on on the peninsula itself this is donald trump we're not reduce are going to thing we're not reduced very little bit early for that we have to get things moving the sanctions will remain in effect we will be stopping the war games unless and until we see the the future negotiation is not going along like it should so you saying there that the number of troops on the korean peninsula will not be reduced at the moment now they are donald trump talks about the previous administrations and their record in dealing with north korea and how to. difficult it was to make this meeting this historic meeting you know between two countries that have been basically at war with each other in a legal sense for the last sixty years how difficult it was to make this meeting happen this is donald trump talking about previous administrations and the difficulties they proceeded down
a path in the past and ultimately as you know nothing got done in one case they took billions of dollars during the clinton regime to billions of dollars and nothing happened that was a terrible thing and he actually brought it up to me i don't think they've ever had the confidence frankly in a president that they have right now for getting things done and having the ability to get things done well there's obviously a huge amount of optimism around the world in the aftermath of this is sturrock meeting however there are different voices asking how optimistic we really should be vocal recalling that donald trump did pull the u.s. out of the historic iran joint plan of action the nuclear deal other people are wondering exactly how this denuclearization is going to take place with the sanctions not yet being lifted with the troops remaining on the peninsula well the talks were first announced in march but last month kim voiced his anger over military drills between south korea and the u.s.
and threatened to call it off then nine days later tom canceled the meeting and cues in kim of possibility but just in the next day the white house n.p.r. said things were back on track on june first washington officially announced the summit would go a. world powers have reacted positively to the talks china said history was made at the summit south korea hailed it as a new way forward and that use foreign policy chief said the meeting showed that denuclearization of the korean peninsula is achievable in japan though said pressure needs to be maintained on the north until concrete steps towards disarmament are seen asia analyst park wang told us what he expects to happen between washington and pyongyang there is a strong. trysts. mr trump thirty three i think what he is now doing is truly finding a middle way to ensuring america's national security by trying to get it would do you not korea and we would effect some effect on north korea along the way all the
talk now means even the nuclearization will not be completed do you know just hand on puno from now on iran has expressed skepticism over the talks the country's foreign ministry advised to be vigilant when dealing with trump after he pulled out of the two thousand and fifteen nuclear agreement with tehran. the us administration's failure to honor its commitments to others particularly the j c p a as an international agreement endorsed by a un resolution makes is watch mr trump and america's behavior with much pessimism for now we cannot be optimistic about their behavior and i think the north korean government should deal with this issue very carefully the united states is not the sort of country that anyone can trust as the iranians know quite well that j c p a .