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13, not contents 60. on tuesday evening, the upper chamber of the british parliament, the house of lords voted to return the amendment to mpi in the communist. not the government has also indicated equal strength of the environment bill with its own amendments targeting sewage leaks. it means the issue will keep on causing a stink in british politics for a while to come, will reach helen's how to sarah london. ah, suffolk richard of the top stories here on out to 0, a committee of brazilian senators is recommending criminal charges against president j bowles tomorrow for his handling of the pandemic. the panel approved the report ending a 6 month investigation. it cools the bolts morrow and 77, others to face indictments, ranging from corruption to crimes against humanity. the attorney general will now have 30 days to decide whether to file charges. monica, do not care, is following the story from neighboring argentina. this damning report was approved
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ah, ah, and they will be sending it now to the attorney general. and the attorney general, who was appointed by president j bull sonata, and may be biased towards to him, has 30 days to give a response. he has to say whether he accepts the charges or not. there 9 charges in total. the most serious of them is long for the present being accused of crimes against humanity. sedans, military agenda has made more arrests falling. monday's qu, protests have continued late into the night. the military leader says he hunters his power to avoid a civil war. the un security council has met and is urging a democratic transition. yosemite of state anthony blinkin has welcome the release of sedans, deposed prime minister from custody of the lamb. doctor office says he's been returned to his residence and is under close surveillance. while other leaders
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remain in detention. iraqi police say at least 11 people have been killed in an ice . la talkin dal a province. the attackers, use hand grenades and machine guns. during the assault, the government declared victory against the group back in 2017. but the attacks have continued. indigenous communities across ecuador are protesting against the government's economic policies. they're demanding. the president reverses a rise in fuel prices announced last week and are you in climate report says recent promises to cut emissions fall far short of averting dangerous climate change. it says current pledges, but the world on track for temperature rise of $2.00 degrees by the end of the century. and that's way above the goal of the ferris climate agreement. those are the headlines it is, continues on al jazeera, after the stream statement. thanks a lot bye for now. world is experiencing unprecedented extreme weather record temperature. that being said black using the ip for deteriorating. busy false,
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remember the quote running down will lead is amazing. laws go in the u. k. in a bit of fresh out of a deal to slashing machines before it's too late. all over you and climate summit on al jazeera with high for me. okay. and your in the stream today i look at 3 stories making headlines in asia. now remember, you can be part of our conversation today. you cheap shot is open, let me know your thoughts and i will do my best to reach them in the show. but getting that fall off, we're doing a lot today. coming up a new law in singapore is raising concerns about a crackdown on descent. and could the korean peninsula be closer to peace than ever before? we start this episode a me a mom, 9 months after the qu is me and my becoming a failed state. a
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sustained a router. well, any community. the reason now have been man, when i'm the direct resent junior. so we are in the shop or in the community. i went over and no ones i had to not be in the morning to find people on the ground or they had to release a $1000.00 a. so we want to migrate the babylon feedback. and this is a revolution progress. we want, everyone would not be a mattress and a very b, b, b, b and angry. we are joined by way, man and human rights activist and senior advocacy officer campaign u. k. when a welcome back to the stream, the initial question that we asked is, is be a mom becoming a failed state. 9 months after
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a kid. and thank you for having me again on the show. i would say a fin february, a lot of people's life have been changed, atrocities happening every day. people being arrested, people being killed, the military continue to commit atrocities with such impunity whether burma is becoming a fail, they don't know. international community has a huge responsibility because been a, has a legitimate government that the people, both his ball and the military stage, the crew because they didn't like the result and they want to control the power and in ethnic areas. there are so many ethnic organizations which is very organized, which is very strategic. so we have all these things in place, and the military is the one that no one wants the military to be in power. no one wants the military dictatorship in the country and people are risking their lives every day until now. there are protest happening despite the fact that military
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arrest anyone they see. but the really sad thing is that we haven't seen any support or at least an effective action coming from the international community to support these movements. and people, you know, holding signs in english because they really want the international community to help. and we know that there are so many things that you know, international community can do and, but they have failed. us was so long and they have filled us one. the genocide of the hinge happened in 2017. they have failed us since february. so, you know, we know they can do things, so it is our duty to keep pushing for them to take effective action against the military and hold them accountable. when you say that there hasn't been international pressure. but i am looking at a remarkable shot of my laptop. this is the piano meeting that helps us state from over asia. here. i'm just seeing this box here. me a mom. no 40 is here because they haven't been invited. they've been excluded. i
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have to say, this is an organization, a group that choice not to, to, to actually speak out about what is happening in your own country. that is your own business. it tends to be quite gnostic about that they to not be invited to at the end, isn't that international pressure regional pressure. i would say an ascii and we has a policy of non interference. they want to go down the engagement route with, you know, with the military, but even the ascii and decide not as i said, not to invite the military. and it's really good symbolic gesture. and because of that we have, and because of all the pressure we have seen the release of political business, there is an example that the international pressure can work and it works and the military and then there is no immune to it. but the problem is that, well, let's talk about global arms and wagner. despite the fact that military's been breaking international law for decades,
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there is no arms embargo on. and despite the fact that military committed genocide against their hinge and ethnic cleansing, against the ethnic minorities in my country for decades, there is no justice and accountability measure against the military. and one of the main sanctions call we have been calling bull is to stop the revenue coming from the oil and gas sector, because this is the biggest income for the nice military. they won't be using these money, they're using these money to buy more weapons. but none of these actions are being done at the moment, and we have been calling all these 3 action since february. and we haven't seen that. yes, we've seen some sanctions against me, military companies and businesses, but it needs to be more. so i want to bring in one more voice into our conversation, and that is a human rights actually, activists, the executive director, imaging, social harmony organization. he has
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a warning warning slash appeal for the international community. have a listen wayne. and i would like to go to the international community know, to rebel when i 1st military group, the group to ask the question, grew met the message to the accountability for what they have done to the and we believe when they will get it when they will forgive my name thought, you know, there are so many and it will, it does seem a little last week. it was great to see families being were united with each other, but we have to remember that they shouldn't have been in prison in the 1st place. let alone go in through the whole chair and trauma or being torture and being in prison with inhumane treatment. and many people have been re arrested on the same
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day off to be released. and all these released people. they won't be able to go back to their old life, they won't be able to get the job. they will be able to go back to their job or get new job because they have criminal record. so many lives been destroyed because of one man may online, the head of the nice military me wants to control and take control of the power and take control of the well that you know in the country. so is it such a devastating situation in the country at the moment when you thank you so much for coming back to see us on the stream. i know will be asking you back another time, but for now, we appreciate your time to singapore where the passage of the foreign interference counter measures bill or future has rights groups concerned. piano is alarming and dangerous. kindergarten. see, of preventing middling, domestic affairs actually trying to joke and find the financing of dissenting voices below. it's not only harmful to those critical to government,
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there's also abroad and vague enough to like any utility relating to politics, social justice, and other matters. public interest. the whole not only the use against independent media and so society, but also can target academia and given her an industry because of how the government is her limited oversight of this law. those contributing and such a severe penalties. thicker allows authorities to compel internet service providers and social media platforms to provide user information, block content and remove apps. the government teams hostile the legislation will also target foreign funding of groups identified as being politically significant. the government says the anger thinker is to protect it, sovereignty. joining us to share her thoughts on vicar, coca cola. animal lay,
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a community organizer in singapore. i keep thinking co killer. why? why do you need this bill? in sample? you know, it's, it's become very clear both from the debate and parliament and all the government rhetoric around it that this law is really meant to crack down on local descent in the name of national sovereignty and preventing a malicious disinformation campaigns. and, and one of the most dangerous things about this low is how it undermines transnational solidarity. so you know, you were just talking about the burmese military coup and there are many bernice living in singapore who would not be able to participate in the local solidarity campaign. to speak up about the issues in their homeland because of the law like this rate. so if there are, there are more than one point. 5000000 non residents living in singapore. and this law really alienates their voices and their participation in local politics
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and sneaking up even on social issues. i want to share this with you. this is from moo at. he twisted us just a little bit early. he knew we were going to be talking about feca. he says, a bit overboard, but may be necessary. how do they balance national security of globalization and international relations? we all know too much of nationalization is not good for any country. well, trade or global economy. your thoughts to know what? well, if you look at her the, the law itself, the her, it's just extremely broad. no sir, it's, it's. the language is worded so broadly that any communication or collaboration with announcing a poor ian on matters of social or political interest could be criminalized or prohibited by this get this lock. it means that a new one can be designated politically significant, just be merely on the basis of, of the minister for home affairs and government authorities,
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suspecting you without any evidence. and once you're designated politically significant, you have to provide any information the asked for. you have to comply with any directions to take down information and you'll be subject to a whole range of restrictions and control that the government can place on you, which could really intimidate any kind of local support. so i think one of the things that's really important to recognise about feca is that while it is being marketed by the state as a law, that's going to prevent foreign intervention, malicious, boring, dimension, and local politics. what it will do is intimidate a lot of local supporters of critics and dissenters and activists and independent media publications. because in such an authoritarian environment, a lot of people rely on their anonymity to support these efforts. and now they will no longer have the right to anonymity, because if i'm designated politically significant, the government can ask me for the records of anyone who has ever contributed to my
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effort, supported me financially or collaborated with me on any project. so all of these, i'm going to say worst case noise, how this bill. okay, if it, if it becomes law, could go wrong. the minister of how affairs for singapore says this is a misunderstanding half and listen to the minister coca cola and then respond right off the back of the video. i'm about to show. here it is. there has been some degree of misrepresentation on pico that this bull seeks to curtail normal interactions with foreigners. that is not to singapore depends watered success in boy teller t on being open and go monday seeks to close down. that will lead singapore to ruin. i said that the minister in the seamless parliamentary debate mentioned independent journalists and activists as examples of people who does
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law targets and who, whose activities that he labels as malicious could, could bell, be controlled under this law. so this is what's really troubling, right? is that, is that in a, in the same breath as being that this, this law is not going to target such ordinary collaboration activity. it really, very much has been proven by his, his very same comment guy in parliament. that this is what will be targeted. i have some questions, i'm going to find them at you really fast. this is rapid fire. ok. how can i say we can get in as many as possible? and he says, i think singapore is crossing the line of democracy, legitimacy and social justice. by introducing such a law, for any descent from locals will be stamped out under this law. singapore has learned their lesson quick response, very quick. i sorry i didn't understand. he thinks that something it more is crossing the line of democracy and legitimacy and social justice by introducing
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such a law. definitely, i think this is one of the most undemocratic laws to ever be introduced in single. her miss asked us the law apply to domestic political leaders, who do not agree with whatever party or person is empower. definitely, yes. the automatically designated. and john, this final question from john, john, this law is one way in which freedom of expression is cracked down on this. when using russia is led to the imprisonment of journalists. have you seen any initial impacts so far? so, you know, one of the important things about the law is that it is, it is extra legal of the court's contract. she overturned any of these positions by the government, the government issues direct direct. and so there's definitely already been independent media outlets that have set that they're shutting down because they wouldn't be able to survive in this environment. under activist who are having to re look at, you know, their financial support that they get from different people. even collaborating
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with an embassy activists and my circles are reconsidering meetings, reconsidering, texting because like texting over something like whatsapp, which is considered an encrypted platform to now be seen as covert collaboration with the for in principle collab. thank you so much for sharing your insight with us on the stream. take care. thank you. now we go to the korean peninsula. weather has been an escalation between the north and south in the show of power, but what will it lead to? it's difficult to see an off ramp from this interclean arms race, unless the 2 creatures are able to exercise restraint and to engage in some kind of arms control which has failed in the past. now north korea spends about 25 percent of his gdp on the military, where the south spends about 2.5 percent to about 20 percent of its g d p. so north korea should engage in arms control or it's going to spend too much on arms at
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a gray sacrifice to the north korean people. however, engaging in restraint in arms control would contradict the states ideology and its view of arms and military power. as the source of its legitimacy and survival. love me. north korea fired at least one on the water ballistic missile. the latest in a series of recent mis out has the submarine launch came just hours after the u. s . reaffirms and offer to resume talks with north korea. film yang has rejected offers from the south and the u. s. accusing both countries of talking diplomacy while engaging in the overall conceived military acts. so you came, it is a policy analyst at the ran cooperation on a former c i analyst series. really get to to see you. thanks for being here on the stream. this idea of what is making needs on the korean peninsula. what makes news internationally about the very same act?
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it gave us some insight into that ballistic missile launch test. how, how is, how is that covered in south korea? so there was a recent, i believe it was a b o a report where the reporter interviewed. i'm a handful of soft grain citizens to get their take on how, how they b as a threat. i believe the majority of the respondents said that they don't see it as a threat. it's basically business, as usual, reported called it basically alarm the cheek. so the south korean population, they, ironically, of course, they share border with, with north korea. and so you would think that the country that is most proximate to the rep that lives with a threat is going to feel the threat much more palpably than say, the united states or even japan. i think this is a question about if we're talking about how they're viewing the threat,
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i think it's the question about conditioning. so are they conditioned through to the threat because they actually think that the country is ready militarily, politically, et cetera, et cetera, to deal with them or korean publication? or are they conditioned in a way that where, you know, they just feel like the threat is something that they just don't take seriously anymore because it's just so repetitive. if it's the latter, i think it's problematic because as dr. pinkson mentioned and shot the g d p to military spending between north korean south korea's as quite different north korea prioritizes military development nuclear development. whereas south korea, by virtue become a democracy, much more advanced, integrated into the international community. you're basically able to diversify your priorities, and i think this is where there's questions about, you know, educating the public, better about threats,
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whether or not they actually are being basically fed the type of information that they need in order to, to properly understand the context and also the intentions of record cheap, international relations with a company. it is more than just us career peninsula relations. but certainly the last us administration may quite a big deal out about the relationship with both north korea and south korea. i want to phosphor to carry us korean peninsula relations. this is linda thomas greenfield . she's the us ambassador to the un. this is what she just said. just last week have a little our position remains clear. the dpr k must abide by the security council resolutions, and it is time to engage in sustained and substantive dialogue toward the goal of complete d nickel or a zation of the korean peninsula. we have offered to meet the d p r k officials without any pre conditions and we have made clear that we whole no hostile intent
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toward the dpr k. unpack that for us, so short. so this is not, you know, from, i think the grander scheme of us are 3 relations and seeing north korean behavior out. white be ambassador to be one, is actually asking for, is it not anything new? it's not anything more aggressive. i think it's just the united states plainly asking one north korea to to really just stop. it's regular facts to consider dialogue and to really think about and i guess i think i'll be going off canton on this. but the bottom line there, the question or the biggest concern, of course is the weapons. but i think more concerning is going to be the intention of cam job and the leader. i believe the 1st speaker mentioned something about one man, basically pulling decision one man basically being the 1st of all the problems. we
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could probably apply the same thing to north korea where decisions are basically made by one person, the nuclear deterrent. it exists to protect him, john and his regime. so i think what the investor was asking for a course with north korea, of course, the stock it's publications and then to for the international committee to really think about the threat series of course. but actually take the steps and follow through and also to call out the, the countries that are not complying or performing with the, the sanctions. she did not, i don't think name the specific countries, but i believe she was going or talking about china and russia. so again, this is just calling out north korea for, for it's bad behavior. and i think you look at the way the united states has had, had been treating north korea from 2017 to 2020 we didn't really punish
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north korea for its bad behavior. i think north korea just was able to, to do what it wanted without any sort of constant conscious of anything. i think we have to the future questions for you. we're going to pick your brain. thank you, john. first showing this one with us. how does the north import materials to assemble weapons despite being sanctioned brief fonts, se, and it's again going back to the sanctions or north re being able to participate and get the help from countries like china and russia in other countries that are not complying with the sanctions and it's able to import the technology and also extract he critical materials from those technologies are being imported into the country. i'm the warrior is asking you for some not cation that see if you're up to that. so let me ask this, is there any way north korea and south korea will become one whole korea like germany date? isn't it high time they were united? safe? sure. i think that's the aspiration that the people of north korea and south korea
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would like to see. again, they are deficient. i think it has to do with politics and from north grades perspective it, everything basically rests on cam junglin decisions. so i think that is aspirational, not in that it's been shorted, but it's aspiration that it's something that we want to see, but it just takes steps to get there. what you know, that's going on behind the scenes that may well mean that no korean south career a talking to negotiating, they have relationship. what would you share with us? yes b b, i guess the irony or the realities of politics in any country is that you don't really hear about what's actually happening now until there's like a change in our generation. yeah. based. right. so based on what we know about been, are it's our interaction for up to this point. it's been very much one sided where
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software has been wanting to talk to north before or while i'm. and as, as far as we can tell in the public sphere, we haven't really seen any reciprocating steps from north korea. so i think we would assume that there is nothing going on behind the scenes. but again, north korea knows that m, south korea wants to talk on that wants to i, especially under the ministration, wants to make progress. and within the next few months, the remaining months in his office. so again, this is, you know, it, we probably won't see what's going to be happening between the 2 countries until there's a change over, but gets machine. and that is our program to didn't put it a have a, do you have a story that you want to see as feature? picture us at a day stream. and youth idea may well be on the stream. thanks to watching asi and excite. ah,
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