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live a team and that my friends is where the real scandal lies and that's why we should always be watching the hawks. to. get the. real that this would. be like you i got. this. well going on watching the hawks i am i robot and i'm proud and i have not managed to figure out a way to save a billion dollars somebody to accept that's right well you know billion dollars in losses you know even on the most successful man in the world haven't paid taxes i mean at least that's what this documentation shows didn't pay taxes for ten ten some years eight out of the ten years yes incredible numbers really look at well i
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mean that's i know he's right and like you shouldn't be surprised but then again then don't be surprised that there is horrible income in a quote that if the united states when. i don't know either gets money i'd like to make a big deal out of trump having not paid corporate taxes in the us the system a little disingenuous coming from and he body especially democrats who take money from billionaires and millionaires and big fortune five hundred companies that do the exact same thing all the time so you are you're rewarding them not pay taxes by letting them gifts either and you are right on the nose to us the thing with there is so much of parker says robbing the store it's like of course you were angry with trump for you know using the legal loopholes to not pay taxes were always i'm not angry about it but the fact that like you did that all i mean and what's funny too in all this is like basically trump did the same thing that does that mean rush were back in. quote. never read the paper taxes its stock would crash it would
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crumble like a paper but the washington post was saving it but that's used the same loophole that amazon use the same loopholes that they all use and amazon was able to get a tax refund actually for the past two years despite turning a profit clever system is so broken down and screwed up. system that's designed to save the rich and be against the poor i mean this is when you talk about income inequality income inequality where does this come from what's happening i think it's actually a little bit socialist to expect the entire system and our tax system to absorb your losses so that you don't have to take a hit when your business. that's more or less what it is to me there's this whole you know if you're asking everybody else to cover your losses that's that's sort of socialism. sixty profitable profitable fortune five hundred companies pay no taxes as you said total of seventy nine billion dollars in profits earned in twenty eight
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amazon and that like should have paid a collective sixteen point four billion in federal income taxes based on the twenty seven thousand tax cuts on the job twenty one percent corporate tax rate that was the deal got it all dead they've received a new tax rebate of four point three billion williams are exactly what you gartner and i follow the lead author of the report is the reports i wonder of us actually say that the specter of big corporations avoiding all income tax on billions of profits that is strong a corrosive signal to americans that the tax system is stacked against them and favor of corporations and the wealthiest americans it's true poor people don't get a break and the truth is you have a bunch of this idea that it's not about this one isn't about trump people been saying this for a very very long time and not one politician will deal with that and i don't hear anyone from the democrats or the republicans saying that they're going to affect that. from no
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taxes to no drivers on wednesday may eighth both here in the united states and around the world drivers working for a ride hailing out jogging in zubrin lift are protesting and staging strikes drivers in ten cities across the u.s. from los angeles to chicago to boston put down their keys and picked up picket signs and an effort to send a message to her and other right here in companies that they want among other things job security livable incomes and regulated fares you know the little things that one would reasonably expect when they go to work every day the strike comes right in the middle of the two biggest ride sharing companies listed hoover recently moving to go public mashable reports that list went public last month at twenty four billion valuation hoover filed for its initial public offering and is expected to start trading by friday with a ninety billion dollars valuation no stranger to supporting the worker over the corporation democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders came out in support of the striking drivers tweeting hoover says it can't pay its drivers more money but
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rewards that c.e.o.'s with nearly fifty million last year people who work for a multi-billion dollar company should not have to work seventy or eighty hours a week to get by i stand with uber and left drivers going on strike on may eighth so hof watchers with the public transportation needs now caught in the crosswalk will drivers see their strikes cross the finish line or run out of gas before the trip begins to man this is one of those ones where it's like i am really happy to see workers striking and fighting for their rights now that's a great great thing but you know as we've talked about or even earlier debates have it's funny because it's like so basically these people are just asking for the rights the taxi drivers and the gun already bought for a long time ago this very thing kind of happened literally almost a hundred years ago nineteen thirty four new york city taxi drivers. stop service and block city streets nor to call attention to grievances that are similar. or is
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what we're seeing drivers and ride sharing up drivers expressing today and what's really amazing about it is hoover has stepped forward and said look we're going to we're going to repay our drivers with this one time. payout as part of their growing push to go public i think they call the payoff. payout their expect now they told the security commission they're expected to pay three hundred million to more the more than one point one million of their drivers around the world but now . around saturday but now here's the fun part i can't wait for your reaction to this here's how the payout breaks down you're ready for this all right you get one hundred dollars from aging least twenty five hundred trips five hundred dollars for five thousand trips a thousand for ten thousand trips ten thousand for twenty thousand troops twenty thousand to thirty thousand and the big big some forty thousand or forty thousand trips. when you were drivers you told me forty thousand troops actually quite a bit now forty thousand but there's definitely i've seen ones that are five in ten
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thousand without somebody really working more than forty hours while they exactly exe those are pay offs they're saying hey we're going to do this now we're going to give you stop something you can build on we're going to answer this no it's literate i mean why is that not part of it if you're going to do a public offering why not have employee stock options but no you don't want to employ you it's one of the things that i think is interesting and you brought it up is that this is this all of this is sort of a quick fix and something that already happened as you said so. a and mary angelica painter who writes for the washington post actually said that before the cabdriver strikes of one thousand nine hundred four government officials required taxi companies to pay back drivers for taxes the companies had passed along to them so this one time could pay out to did little to provide economic relief to cabbies and failed to prevent the massive taxi strike and subsequent years when they tried to say give them what they should have had and they don't get it now here's what you need to know about the taxi medallions and the medallion system so they sort of
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peaked around two thousand and thirteen where the average medallion cost which is the license on which to be a taxi driver was one million dollars that want to pay in order to have the job so you kind of look at all this they've gone down to twenty eighteen now can purchase a rebellion for just under two hundred thousand ridiculous which is ridiculous and somewhere in the middle is an equitable system that a share for workers that is safe for everybody else and doesn't make millions for millionaires and and take things away from other people so i think somewhere in the middle we can have an equitable transportation most datable regulated why should history repeat itself learning to forgive the shouldn't be repeating itself. all right as we go to break off watchers don't forget to let us know when you think of the profits from government facebook twitter and you too can see your poll shows at our team dot com coming up we delve into the. rocks rolling the release of a new video the size of a blog case that could finally bring justice for her tragic and controversial stuff
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all the texas jailhouse state to the watch of the hawks. in. the.
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business if well there was a prius for a little while to see whether it's bush bloody. good you might be yelled wilde's i knew it needed it wasn't i go to the well the bill look. losing is its appeal to all of the good of that all you want the solicitor going to the banana that it's a liberal socialist government you'll know paul. enough well it was pretty good way to let the. world kind of what you stand too much because you know i'm going to be done long ago but i come. here until you lose your money to your old video store on the ledge you so my look down from mood should that you're doing the clue trick of predatory sinners i mean.
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but when if a century ago that exposed them some elements of tape and the moment it is entertaining people would like to interact that which is happening to individuals are using their intelligence through facebook from me to another interacting with me but it's a good thing that so i think that. the photos seeing the results. during the great depression which i'm old enough to remember there was most of my family were unemployed. and it wasn't it was bed you know much worse objectively than today but there was an expectation that things were going to get better. there was a real sense of hopefulness there isn't today today's america was shaped by the turn principles of concentration of wealth and power. reduced democracy
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attack solo doubt engineer elections manufacture consent and other principle holds according to no on chomsky one set of rules for the rich opposite several from. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of a narrow sector of will switch will is dedicated to increasing power for chills just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america.
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and april tenth twenty fifteen chicago native sandra bland responded to comments left on her you tube page sandy speaks accusing her of being a racist against white people because she was discussing police brutality here's her response. said he speaks does not promote racism sandy speaks does not promote going out there killing all white people. i don't know if you those of you who feel that i'm a racist didn't see a couple weeks ago me walking around. fox valley mall holding a sign that i spent my money all took time out to make that says it all white people are not against us because i don't surely feel that way but for those of you who cannot accept and acknowledge the white privilege that you were born into no fault of your own but just accept it and know that yes black people are
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going to be mayor when we see things like gentle like our brothers being gunned down all murdered for those of you who can say oh well why was he running he why was he breaking the law lets just live the script and if that was your goal and he ran do you think he would have got shot eight times in a back. just three months later sandra bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation by texas state trooper bryan and mia three days after the arrest for felony assault of an officer sandra bland with some hanged in her jail cell the local authorities ruled the death a suicide while an investigation by the texas rangers and the f.b.i. found that the waller county jail did not follow required policies including time checks on inmates ensuring that employees completed required mental health training despite all of this even the details of glenn's arrest of always been
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a just in dispute starting with the fact that the dash cam video released by police had been edited the arresting officer claimed at the time the planned was quote swinging her elbows at me and then kicked my right leg in the shin i had pain in my right leg and suffered small cuts on my hand and that she was combative and uncooperative however these claims were never substantiated by the dash cam video or witnesses now a new perspective on the arrest has prompted sandra bland family and supporters to demand a new investigation into her death here to help us understand these new developments in the sandra bryant case our civil rights activists an advisory neighborhood commissioner from washington d.c. perry read and community organizer for black youth project a thank you so much for joining us. oh i want to start but let's take a look at this new evidence here that sandra bland so phone footage of her arrest from her perspective in the car something we've been seen before let's take a look. now now why it might be abrogated you're trying to give me
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a ticket for failure why am i being after you did you get over my car door you just opened my back door to show you guys you're starting to drag me out of model car get out of the car and then you know me well well now well get out of the ground or failure to signal you do and i'll get it for you though you were there right yeah yeah let's make this a court let's do it for phil. yes signal yet for failure to say no off the phone last. night on phone i have to write short this is not property. sorry but your phone right now. i know this through perspective speaks to the very point i made are you to post that if you are black the police will always see you as a threat and. start with one of those thirty nine. but the bash what do you see there yeah it shows us what we know what we've already known in
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this country has a history of police surveilling brutalizing and murdering black people and so the initial account that we heard was that the police officer was fearful for his life which is what we commonly hear in fatal interactions with black people and so that narrative that's commonly pushed is rooted in the dehumanisation of black people and then used to justify brutalization like we saw that happen with sandra bland and so this video shows also that sandra blend well aware of the risks of being a black woman interacting with the police knew that she needed to document this interaction so if she wanted any shot of any semblance of justice and she didn't have any hard evidence there'd be no way she would get that because it would have been her word versus his an officer was the full backing and support of our criminal legal system and so of course we know how this unfortunately ended and
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this this video now joins a very well documented history of police violence against black women and black people in general. perry you know looking at this this is this continues to prove the case for the need for more police accountability and this case. what happens after an event so the checklist tech test texas department of public see. claims that a hard drive containing copies of eight hundred twenty gigabytes of data compiled by d.p.s. from the investigation including the dash cam video is jail video footage and data from sandra bland cell phone was part of discovery now we know that that's not true lawyers have said the video was never in there so obviously the video not just the data from her phone which is sneaky and the way i look at the way it sounds it was a sneaky way of not showing it was a sneaky way of hiding something so what does it say about the level of trust that we have that we should or shouldn't have in the police to investigate their own
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when it's clear that you have multiple agencies covering. what is obviously shut up than part of the scott parade was a sad commentary but one that is repeated in this country. heard the the piece about the young men young women running and why would they run their chief reasons why black people are so adverse to law enforcement in this country it's not that we disdain them we just seen a system that this man says just is unequally so when it comes to the false pretext or even having an encounter with the police or the false narrative that is created by the loan for smith or indeed it and all this is failure to record the incident we have this problem here in d.c. their claims that everything is transparent and we equip officers with body cams
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and for some odd reason which happened to me personally in my federal prosecution the obvious of the journal no audio and not video or real john the video not the audience and then we have just american rights as a whole civil rights being violated on a consistent basis and so there is no reason for black americans to have any faith in the system it appears to be conspiratorial with two policies agreed to obstruct justice down the tank i want to ask you since the death of some to block. we have seen so many black women and dead after having very questionable interactions with the police attorney and activist andrea ritchie actually under richard says black women's mere presence speech and protest of mistreatment or a threat that officers meet with physical or even deadly force where does this hurt of black women come from and how do we tackle it. and how should activists allies
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and others tackle that fear of getting getting this passed out on society. yeah i mean it starts all the way back to slavery colonization in. the dehumanization of black women in the stereotypes that are then put on. and so we see this and how when black women in general are just existing right were automatically interpreted as aggressive as allowed as having an attitude as less traditionally feminin and so again we're seeing how these stereotypes are then used to justify the criminalisation specifically to black women but i also think now that we have this new video from sandra's perspective it's a much needed reminder that if we are serious about addressing this injustice then we have to have a deep gendered analysis to any interventions that we have and so we need to also
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just keep in mind the different sites where black women black trans women girls gender nonconforming folks are interacting with the police and how do we have interventions around that so in this case sandra was in a car and was pulled over but we know about black women are criminalizing brutalized by police at welfare offices and schools by a school resource officers for those of us who are involved in the sex trade that's one of the primary vehicles to to lead black women and girls into mass incarceration so if we do want to get serious about this we're going to need that gendered new wants strategy to this and here in d.c. we have a couple different campaigns that are understanding that we need to have strategies that are rooted in a gender nuance and so everything from p y p one hundred's involvement with decriminalizing sex work to this we black mommas bail out is happening so black
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women and caregivers in detention centers in the d.m.v. . area as well as across the country are being built out and i think it's important to know that sandra blend was not able to pay cash bail and so as a result of that that led to her the lengthening of her being incarcerated and then we know that she she didn't survive she didn't make it out. point out a point of good but the bail being such a major issue right which brings me to the one point that i think can't be missed and then is in this situation sandra planned perry i'll ask you this and they both of you said even if it turns out that something beyond that happened that there was that it wasn't suicide that there was something else we know there's some sort they're not being totally honest with us so we don't know exactly what's going on but even if it turns out that she didn't commit suicide we we this whole situation points to a massive misunderstanding of mental health and how trauma works and how these
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things work like any normal person who's done a minimal amount of study would know the way that he interacted with her just feeds into all of this stuff about black women and black people and violence and all of this does raise a fact the difference and how do you think race affects the difference in how the care officer show to people who have any kind of mental illness are they much more apt to help someone who looks like me rather than someone who looks like you you're still my friend. so you have not been a one woman right we'll a lot more about mental illness we all know we have all tied to. four people who stopped in america americans by law enforcement and law enforcement need to retrain and the like sadly enough. you know i watched video day before yesterday in mark community
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a bright community in northwest d.c. is. several young black men and the women who were watching the mothers the sisters who were watching witnessing video recording is. their suffering trauma today and they watched the polies not only pepper spray everybody with but physically be put their hands the knees onesie young teenagers and i'm just proud to say that these young men black men stood up against these police with the police took a defensive posture sadly enough. but it causes trauma in a whole community of people and what it does especially in gentrified communities it now creates an us against them that is much greater than it was when them moved in so we will have a problem with the mental illness question because we don't address the criminal
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justice question. left to add i think it's it's bizarre to me that we would depend on law enforcement to be able to come in and address folks who are dealing with mental health crisis and i definitely think if we are serious about solving this we need to take a critical look at what it looks like to truly invest in black communities and you can invest in black communities and simultaneously invest in police and so i think our long term strategy needs to include a complete divestment from police so that we can have the resources we need to be able to care for folks who are dealing with mental health crises because police are just not the answer to how you are going to start which this conversation could go on exhibit needs to go on and it should go on the page you so much for coming on again and speaking with us about this issue and look forward to having you back on a future on harry read. thank you so much for thanks very very all right everybody that is our show for you today remember everyone in this world we're not told but
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we're loved enough sort of tell you all i love you. i am tyrrel would interrupt and i'm capital x. keep watching those arms and have a great day and i quickly thank you so much. war in memory today marks the seventy fourth anniversary of victory over fascism in europe the end of that conflict created the modern world order and it still doubts . business folks go through a period of sort of total suppose the first bush flood if. you will
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this in the in the world as every other country is competing it's a race to the bottom at the same time it's fair to say that there is now several countries that you could i think characterize it as being on a war footing so the you asked by saying well we don't have a recession anymore and we don't have any any trade election to defend our currency value and anyway they're opening the door in a big big way to extremely violent low. accomplish.
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iran partially suspends at least two thousand and fifteen nuclear agreement to end of takes and immediate ahead from washington though with another round of sanctions . france echoes that the us within the threat of its own sanctions while other nations call the wrong not to take aggressive steps. the vote count is underway in south africa in what is being seen as the biggest election there in decades as the incumbent ruling party looks set to hold power we look at how divided political life from country is and the possible implications.


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