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so they're going to build a school. in the mission. and then. the guy with the money the money i don't know i don't want to. use it and yet when the out of the machine just. phone up on the. north there and you know that it will go off and then you know what. i'm going to set at a. show that idea that this i will send the. greetings
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and sally you take us previously out of watching the hawks we discussed the rather mysterious shipment of guns radios and i phones that was confiscated by by those whale in the forty's allegedly the guns were being smuggled into the country via chartered cargo planes out of miami in order to arm u.s. backed opposition groups looking to unseat sitting president in the white house's latest supervillain nicolas maduro well now as they say is where the plot thickens because according to a recent mcclatchy news investigation into twenty one the air the u.s. air cargo company at the center of this mysterious arms shipment two of their executives including majority owner and chairman moreno have either coincidentally or direct ties to gemini air cargo a company that amnesty international described in a two thousand and six report as being among more than thirty air charter services believed. have taken part in
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a cia program of rendition. yes the good old cia rendition program raises its ugly head again you remember that wonderful program value that was the whole plot where the cia contractor didn't use private airlines to transport individuals they abducted who were suspected of being terrorists to secret black sites around the world where then they experience that most lovely of us exports enhanced interrogations or torture for us laymen for its part both twenty one error on the company responsible for chartering the plane to venezuela g.p.s. or have denied any accusations of gun running the venezuelan for the us government says other messages and a manager a g.p.s. the squits said quote the cargo doesn't belong to twenty one air it doesn't belong to g.p.s. air quote naturally would be controversial elliott abrams of iran contra fame skulking around d.c. sitting at the forefront of current us foreign policy in operations in venezuela
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this whole gun flights and all of that has raised many eyebrows and concerns which is why we need to be watching the hawks. that this. is. what they like you know that i got. that we. would. welcome everyone the watching the hearts tyrrel been. allowed and i have not shipped any guns to menace way lately but it. that's not normal for every american but everyone i do very well and not everyone here in america can
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claim they have not sent our mr venezuela there that this is a fascinating story because it's just kind of like it keeps getting more and more layers to it and kudos for mcclatchy and other outlets for the beginning of this and following you know you've been out there just like you said there's no no one there's no direct ties and no one's said oh the cia is coretta handed bringing guns into venezuela there's a lot of accusations and counter-accusations so we don't really know what's going on we just know that it's it's interesting to see how you were running guns i would assume that they wouldn't have any direct connection showing out and everything you know would hope i would hope you never did so what it was a lawyer for twenty one erin said friday that the company was never formally notified by the country venezuela or any of their people that. of any arms and seizure but they make a point to say they had no knowledge of the cargo that was aboard the plane because it was chartered by g.p.s. their. g.p.s.
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error also denies ever putting guns on the plane so so who do you charge it up or you who sent it right so miraculously at some point this plane that took off from miami and up and as well have just magically got guns on board somebody guns and self and i found it which i'm you know you could some that anywhere in the united states and they do not have the other interesting thing the other accusation flying out from those saying that there was no guns in this place was that it's completely a snow job like everyone is there but as long as making it up from the top down because more rain now has connections well that's what's interesting about all this season a very shady business is where well yeah it's interesting because it's like you know he's the chairman of twenty one air and set up at least fourteen other companies registered in florida of the past two decades of businessman twenty one the air director at the twenty one i was director of quality control michael stone keys was brought on back when the company was formed. twenty fourteen both live according requests you appear to have either coincidental or direct ties to gemini
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air cargo the gemini air cargo was a business tied to the cia renditions marina registered to businesses that address in miami that was later used by a subsidiary of german air or cargo and spankie work for german or gemini air cargo from one thousand nine hundred six to one thousand nine hundred seven this was before the rendition program is said to have started which is probably why they were there once the iran contra stuff had to quiet down and they had come into another business when they came into what bringing things and events way less i mean was why people are so concerned that elliott abrams is this envoy. of the administration. venezuela policy policy so as those at home can remember this clearly a gentle soul that is elliott abrams. that he was in charge of he was very instrumental in delivering weapons to the nicaraguan contras during the iran contra
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affair and that he did he did that specifically he was charged with us of hiding those weapons and humanitarian aid shipments so abram's him self himself you can cry all you want about how mean it is to remember people who remember this but he admitted to funneling weapons and testimony after the scandal broke no you know what there's too many connections i rather be safer than sorry. u.s. president donald trump recently declared a national emergency to secure the billions he needed to fund his great southern border wall the pentagon hundreds of billions of dollars thrown at them every year despite some of the worst accounting practices this side of the chart the mob and have surprisingly with all this money being thrown around we're rapidly running out of money for the victims of nine eleven yes the nine eleven victim compensation fund is officially running out of money and is now forced to cut back the amount if
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you get out in compensation in new york city are to americans trained travis has a story. officials are saying they may be cutting up to seventy percent of future payments now this fund pays victims who are sick or dying from toxic exposure potentially linked to the september eleventh attacks so during this time thousands of construction workers first responders and others spend long periods of time working in the area when the world trade center came crashing down. the collapse released more than two tons of hazardous dust into the air therefore all those in the area work supposed to a multitude of toxic chemicals and over seventeen years later many are still feeling the damaging effects on their health i spoke to some of the first responders from that fateful day and they shared some of their heartbreaking health conditions that you see on my wrist here this is part of my list was taken out in a new tongue was rebuilt and then on to the old gram nor to be removed from i was gone from my wrist to my elbow implanted the orderly into my neck to resupply the
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neutron and then to make sure the cancer didn't spread i had a second action to remove the. node you see if the cancer spread i realized that when i got the brain in my eyes and i knew something wasn't right and you know when i was escorting the remains of it because one of the firefighters out of the pile. i was in the patrol car and i said this is not healthy i had my eyes were you know it was cheering up and they were they were red and i was feeling like discomfort nice that this is not right this is this is not right something's not right it is this could be a long term help but you know i knew a couple days later you smell that you smell them in there you smell death and yeah and they are just a few of the victims who i spoke to one of the thousands of people who continue to suffer to this day nearly forty thousand people have applied to the federal fund with illness potentially related to the world trade site but according to reports today only about two billion dollars of the seven point eight billion dollar fund
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remains about by billion dollars has been paid out to roughly twenty one. thousand claimants but there are still over nine hundred thousand unpaid claims therefore future payments will have to be cut up to seventy percent officials say this was the fairest way they could come up with a program officials said in the statement i am painfully aware of the inequity of the situation i also deeply regret that i cannot honor my intention to spare any claims submitted prior to this announcement from any reductions made due to determination of funding insufficiency but the stark reality of the data leaves me no choice if there had been a different option available to me i assure you i would have taken it meanwhile members of congress responded to the announcement by valley to re also rise the compensation fund democratic reps jerry nadler carolyn maloney and republican peter king said in a statement this is devastating news to the thousands of sick and injured nine eleven responders and survivors who were promised and have been counting on fully
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compensated for the losses they have suffered they also said they would introduce legislation to make the compensation fund permanent and to compensate all legitimate claim it's democrat senator chuck schumer also weighing in saying that the chance that the fund may not have enough resources to take care of our heroes is simply unacceptable reporting in new york trinity chavez r.t. . yeah i mean we've. heard that we have to have this conversation. and you have to wonder where did that money go where did all of where where is the hope for these people it's not as if these things magically go away and the truth is japan is still paying out to people who were victims of the bombings of hiroshima and. nagasaki and and the war is their imperialist words they are involved and there are people they still take care of it that's the hard part so the seven point three billion fund has already paid us about five billion to twenty one thousand claimants now the number of claims one
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. the things is that it's a job. and those are people who have to because a number of people have passed away and a loss here is because of illness as he was talking numbers of cancers and. lymphoma etc etc that were linked to the nine eleven attacks so in two thousand and fifteen december twenty fifth there was a two hundred thirty five percent increase in claims so you're trying by people who have lived through almost twenty years probably developed cancer has developed these things and now it's there's no reason don't don't tell people to be heroes and tell them come work for us so you know keep everybody safe and then treat them and their family is like this at the end it's not right it isn't right it isn't right at all it isn't right and they knew it wasn't safe no they didn't they didn't believe they knew it wasn't safe but all this all falls on the backs and i don't care what people want to twist it or politic it would all falls on the backs of the george bush administration in particular christine todd whitman who
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was the head of the e.p.a. . quote a week after the attack she said quote i'm glad to reassure the people of new york that there are safe to breathe and their water is safe to drink she said three days after the attacks use about a week up to the attacked by the tragedy of it is a lawsuit brought by new york residents against whitman was brought that year. people's court ruled that women could not be held liable for the health problems caused by the air or ground zero yes but you know what you're you can be held liable in the court of public opinion use those people in there to work and breathe that air you were in the bush administration and that's where the blame falls and this is a topic that hopefully we will have to cover good because they'll get their money and these people can get paid but as we go to break don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics with a couple of days before the show was at our t.v. dot com coming up we celebrate black history month with an all star panel discussion on the meaning of the mug and what a celebration of black history is stay true to watch.
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don't let us. know what. is the u.s. led coupe against a legitimate government in venezuela faltering also as russia turkey and iran search for peace in syria washington beats the drums of war against iran and much much more this is just. what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. somehow i want to be. that the two going to be cross was like them before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the house. at first sit.
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harriet tubman wrote every great dream begins with a dreamer always remember you have with the news the string the patience the passion the reach for the stars to change the world so we sat down with three dreamers changing the world to discuss the power and purpose of black history month here is part one of our black history month panel with nafta free men writer and activist from black alliance for peace lady dame figaro e.t. black trans writer artist max of us and author and curator the kelsey clark we began by asking them who they thought had been marginalized in history and why it's important to expand the inclusiveness of this history. i'll start by saying i would love to see so many people including history in a variety of different ways i think that from my perspective i love to see people who don't maybe have certain and certain things on their resume who do whatever
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work they do whether it's tied to profit or not i think would be an important thing to see about go deeper and i think that is one of the things missing from history in terms of how it's how it's generally taught our people and organizations that have formed resistance to this through oppression that we face and i think those are very instructive histories and usually even when we talk about the general ones that you know the maybe stereotypical ones like frederick douglass or whatever most of the time we're not really understanding what these people stood for what are the organizational accomplishments of the world and the they formed. in terms of yeah and their insights in terms of the struggles that they dealt with this very superficial surface depictions and i think things that have to do with the resistance can actually help us deal with the urgent times right now but to be able to everybody or persons or organizations if you leave should be zero
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as i mean. i'm a black chance woman so it's like every black turns woman every history i'm lucy anderson here i'm going to be john. brown. and you know i grew up in the great black some wax museum in baltimore so like i literally was a little child and i. around him you see and i saw monuments to blackness that transcended that that was before we were brought here isn't slave to africa. to back then you know i'm a child of the eighty's. and they continue to statues and helped to shape my life and hope to. make me really love my blackness and the way that took. a little longer because we live in a system that particularly targets the. black and brown people's history
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that is not a mistake that is intentional and so the reason why it's so super important for us to really expand the ways in which we teach history within our education system it's because it will help the hearts the minds the souls of black babies period. and as a woman i mean that's the thing about being a woman is that we kind of and learning that from two separate you know it's like women's history month though we've got a whole month yay and then you have to put on a lot of being a black woman there's so much more to face and i feel like as as a white woman i think we need to work better at finding a better way to sort of bridge that and really be more supportive of that as we meet him black history month for women i think as white feminists we have to go hey i need to learn more about this and i need to understand my sisters in that struggle of sisterhood better and understand their specific struggle absolutely there wouldn't be any white women as a man less a black woman first shows to stand up and fight against the patriarchy i mean black
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women. black and brown women were the first to do it and then why women were like oh ok i guess we're tired of being or primary man if i. have a right. to have it after we're yes or no white very good. the reality there is exactly where i played. this series of little things that can make such a difference that way that you know for those of us you know they were white america to understand from black history month. enough i want to ask you in two thousand and six you wrote an article on black history month and one of the points that you made how the month as it was and how the month has been commercialized and made into what you said a means to advertise commodities i want to ask you in the panel does does the month still seem to be commercialized as it still seem to have a negative impact on the celebration of what it says yes then it's not just black
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history month anything we create that challenges the status quo if they can't stomp it out altogether they're going to find a way to make some money off this just the way it is and so it still does and i think you can always you can still see commercials and things like that the talk about black history month is really just a means to sell something and so it's always going to be a challenge and it's not just about black history month is just the nature of capitalist system a system dominated by profit motive and all those kind of things and so yeah let's try to answer. these and i think the virtue signaling is always just is going to be the bottom line for companies anything public facing they want to make sure that they're making the right impression on the right people personally i would love to see if it was possible for a situation to emerge where we're able to lift up in companies that actually
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are involved in communities with these groups of people who try to speak. you know in more tangible ways so it looks like you know these these commercials super bowl whatever big show is happening what it looks like in terms of follow up you know you say you stand for these things you have these types of folks and you commercials but what actually happens after is there any involvement or you actually helping these people tangibly with the money you make from us in different ways. and that's yeah that's always the thing right it's not like being consumers and you wanting us to consume your product is not the same as you caring about our lives and we can see that in the n.f.l. o'brien that want us to watch their games they want us to go to their games they want to have our black men play for that and get entered for them but they also don't want to actually stand up for black and so capitalism actually was never designed to see black people at all any of us really know somebody just. dry until
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there's nothing left that's pretty much a cowboy with. tragically as interesting when i was growing up. there and you know minnesota and there's always that weird criticism especially out of like the white community of what it will why isn't there a white history month you know that ridiculous kind of like idea which you know even at a young child was kind of like well that's very much what you want to go you know. and what others would you know another say you know kind of having black history month is just kind of like a really good sort of just kind of what crumb was being kind of thrown out like hey you know here's this month it's the shortest day of you know shortest month of the year you know like back up and. what i think is really fascinating you know is that is that it is having it just be this month out of the year is that a problem ultimately the we are kind of like it's kind of putting a band-aid or kind of putting a cute picture you know hey here's
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a month to now go be quiet you know it's kind of what we're here and well i mean i think we. everything has a history even black history month is self and so when people ask the question why and why are there no whatever it's almost like it's a presumption that it was something given to us and not something that emerged out of the struggle of african people that we created it and fought for it and there's also intersects with a whole lot of other things so no it's not crumbs and we actually if you look at it there's a trajectory to it was actually negro history week when it began in one nine hundred twenty six by carter g. woodson and now is black history month expanded to what we identify we're struggling with identification and struggle with i did here in this country one because the history even card you would some with not really necessarily i guess meaning to do it he he identified with being an american being american but we can't just start our history at the middle you know the middle passes in the transatlantic slave three we that's that's a historical byzantine to help us understand the situation we're in or know what's
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in common or not in common with other people of african descent so will it so now we actually have had agreed to study it there's a pan african movement where people have cooperated and built transcontinental projects and programs and different things have happened decolonization and all those kind of stuff and so. so it's not a problem that it's only a month it's up to us to expand it to something else and give us an opportunity to draw in the month to do something else it doesn't preclude us going something else the rest of the year it gives us opportunity to actually talk about some of the things we don't talk about and to examine it from a historical point of view where emerged from where it itself emerged from one of the other things that have emerged that we need to understand so that's. going to be about like i think it can be we can have black history month because we. people got very very angry guy has a birthday right there if i we're going to have black history month and also our
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schools need to do better our schools need to understand that black history. american history right and beyond. because we were here before. and just to echo what you said. you don't you don't think we were black and we really. don't know but i agree with that apart just a black history is american history that's confines it would be more accurate to me to say that american history has components or has met with african or black history because we're all over the world black people you know and so and i think that's actually and i think that's actually deliberate attempts to disconnect us from the rest of the world it combines our struggle and it is going to do with it because i'm the child of an immigrant. you know what i mean so i guess that like because of my identity global that i also when i say black our understand blackness and its global. context my dad is nigerian and my mother is cuban
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and indigenous but she's a black woman she identifies black i am black i am all of those things and so yes i am a child of niger i am a child of here i am a child of where my ancestors come from so i guess for me when i say black history is american history i mean there is no america without black people period. of all the things that humans will need to take with them to mars from oxygen to snacks humor is probably the most critical at least according to anthropologist jeffrey johnson of the university of florida is working with nasa to study the best ways to keep morale boost during those necessary but ridiculously long space flights turns out research is showing that having a prankster or an adjuster on the team going to mars could keep everyone a little have happier and a little healthier johnson and his team are starting how isolation has affected an arctic explorers and scientist alaskan fisherman going back as far back to looking at diaries from one thousand and describing jolly cooks brought along to chair the team so when that eight month long one hundred forty million mile long trip to the
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red planet launches. so base a prize if there's a kick me sign or what because the first science you tell they're going right if they've ever been to the practical jokes oh oh no i'm here for you all right everybody about us are sober today remember everyone in this world we are not told that we are not so i tell you walt i love. watching those talks of a great day and night everybody. is the u.s. led cool against a legitimate government in venezuela faltering also as russia turkey and iran search for peace in syria washington beats the drums of war against iran and much much more this is just. in twenty four to you know
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bloody revolution to the demonstrations going from being relatively peaceful political protests to be increasingly violent revolution is always spontaneous or is it the lawyer who. put the. split needle the former ukrainian president recalls the events of twenty four. those who took part in this to do over five billion dollars to assist ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic. led .
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facebook suspended the pages of several highly successful are to link to news projects without warning. british lawmakers accused of failing to regulate political advertising and leaving people open to online data breaches. urges the venezuelan military to rise up against president maduro and says the u.s. is keeping all options on the table. also in the headlines here on our to international a senior french military officer writes a damning critique of the u.s. led coalition's campaign against islamic state in.


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