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and he's not really reverse in the brain tree that we see around the rest of the case. while there's still a long way to go. these islands a well on the road to carbon neutrality, wind and tide, a driving a size make change, giving the rest of the world a glimpse of things to come. nick, clock al jazeera, the oconee islands, scotland. ah, a quick check of the headlines here on al jazeera, china, and the u. s. a promised to work together more closely to combat climate change in spite of their differences. both pledge to speed up emissions reductions to meet the goals of the paris climate deal. well, u. s. climate and by john carries has corporation is key to getting the job done. the united states and china are releasing a joint declaration which lays out how we will limit warming on this planet. and how together will take action here at the cop.
as well as in person, come prison biden had a conversation with present she a number of weeks ago in which both of the leaders express their hopes that despite areas of real difference, and we know there are, we could cooperate on the climate crisis. you as president joe biden says, his infrastructure economic plan is the fix to the country soaring inflation. you date has revealed prices have risen by 6.2 percent in the past year. if the biggest spike in 30 is broader to read seller who says the e u is provoking a refugee and migrant standoff as an excuse to impose new sanction. it's the latest in an escalating back and forth that you as accused president alexander lucas shanker. of using people as a form of hybrid warfare about 2000 stuck in freezing conditions on the border with
poland. u. s. judge has approved a $626000000.00 settlement for those hom by the lead water crisis in flint, michigan. the suit was brought forth by tens of thousands of residents. most of the money will come from the state of michigan, which was accused of overlooking issues leading to the water crisis. france water supply was switched in 2014 to save money. the toxic levels of lead caused several deaths and severe health problems. more than 70 drivers working for the well food program had been detained by the ethiopian authorities. un humanitarian sources say they were arrested during government, rage targeting ethnic to grimes with the government has denied this in an interview with al jazeera a day earlier 16 you and workers were detained in the capital. well, those were the headlines. the news continues here now to sierra after democracy, maybe states, thanks so much and bye for now. compelling, we keeping our distance because it's actually quite dangerous. ambulances continue
to arrive at the explosion. inspire. i still don't feel like i actually know enough about what living under fascism was life unequalled broadcasting from nelson. i have been on august 9th, anyway, for a happy al jazeera english proud recipient of the new york festivals broadcaster of the year award for the 5th year running. ah ah ah, what is a democracy? i don't know. i've never lived in north america, georgia guy. i grew up in south ralf mm. during the crack epidemic. mm. people were shot in front of my door.
my neighbor who was rougher in any one can ever believe. 5 kids. 1214 shot in the hey i was always, i was always different. you know, you realize how hard you make it for people in the community to realize how far you make for people in the community. i had serious anger issues. i was drinking a lot. i would love. i gave my life back to god and it put me on a different path, right. so i came up with black lives matter, create a new york. if i see the police doing something wrong, always because the problem is the average people in the community are too afraid to say anything. activism chose me.
you know, my parents met at a civil rights rally. my father was leaving the protests. my mother looked out the window, he was like, you know, what are you doing up there were protesting girl come on down. right. so she went down, rest is history. black history, we are doing really well with the african american community, with hispanic community. we're doing well with women, we're doing very well. see my children as much because i can't stay in one place for too long. i'm bouncing around and kind of live in my life on a right. right. but i'm not running. i'm just not making myself an easy target. i live out in the back of this car daily. i'm going to kill you. i'm going to kill your family. we make ourselves hard to kill. that's our goal. we are hard to care bourbon women. you know what they want security and they don't want project mean
right next to america has never been a real democracy in the black people will never experience that ah, today do not want to see our election victory stolen by you more than radical emigrants, which is what they're doing and stolen by the big news media, that's what they've done and what they're doing. we will never give up. we will never get. it doesn't happen with the january. 6. assault on the capital building in the united states was the most shocking day in america since september. 11th, 2001. ah and in many respects
more horrify. it wasn't done by foreign terrorists. it was done by merican. ah, it was an attempted coup against democracy in the united states. i am often asked why have you spent your whole life studying democracy? we have extended family who narrowly escaped the holocaust. i remember one friend would come over is a survivor of the concentration camp. and the numbers were tattooed on his forearm . so when you see
in extremities, the ultimate cost of authoritarian rule, when there are no shacks on the power of a ruler and a ruling party and a ruling ideology gone mad, it ought to drive you had certainly drove me toward a very passionate commitment to freedom democracy is in retreat, freedom is in retreat and more and more countries are slipping backwards. ready many of the liberal democracies of the world, the high quality democracies, have been losing ground and in particular, the united states, our democracy is under unprecedented song. i never imagined that democracy itself could be in danger. and i like anything we've seen in modern tribes
with last a lot of ground in terms of voting rights like polarization, the independence of the courts trust under the electoral processes. so i. busy americans tend to be a bit insular and proud. and so it's natural to think american democracy began in $1770.00 search with the declaration of independence or the freeing of the slaves and the granting of the franchise to african americans, the south. ah, the united states to become full electoral democracy until 1965. when we passed the voting rights, the slaves and the phone will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. i have
a dream. washington dc, 1900. 63, i'm microsoft speak when president johnson introduce stoves voting rights, sad to the american public. he used the language of the civil rights movement. ah, it took almost a 100 years to realize that those civil war amendments granted because there was a push back to the rights that were granted on the amendments. we had the what we call the jim crow error where lots of states pass laws that made it impossible for minority voters. black voters to be able to vote. they had literacy tests, they had poll taxes. so while
on the books, it said you had the right to vote. in reality, you didn't who you know, you hear that america is one of the oldest democracies in the world. but in reality, most people have not had a chance to participate in our democracy. and even now we're facing a lot of laws that try to limit or create barriers to that car dissipation i co direct the voting rights project. that work really opened my eyes to the challenges within our democracy. wasn't just about elections, but it was the rule that racial discrimination played in voting right. so is america? democracy is the country that's learning how to be a democracy, but it's not there yet. and wanted to make sure that my daughter would become
a citizen of a democracy who is really engaged and not taking that democracy for granted. ah, how democracy in the ideal should definitely be one person when both in a simple way democracy is self governing. right. people choosing their own leaders, people being able to govern themselves that we're finding out that democracy requires the quality ah, with the development of technology in the development of a global system, it's becoming much clear how unequal we are and how far we are from the values that
we claim to have with it's important to think about when we set that intention, right when we called our son democracy. and i think we spend the rest of our existence of the country a trying to get there with hope that the player with yes, the best buy. and i have spent a lot of time thinking and writing about the into war period in europe. i never imagined it's setting the into war period would have a lot to teach me about what was going on in my own country. i hadn't thought very carefully about how fragile democracy was, how much it took to make it work and how easily people could forget how valuable
democracy was. ah, democracy. originally the term comes from the greek rule by the people. so on some basic level, on this idea of rule by the people is quite ancient. so, on the most basic level, democracy means that people have the right to choose their leaders and governments in free and fair elections. now that sounds very simple, but in order to have truly free and fair elections, 1st of all, you have to have freedom to organize politically, to campaign around the country to run for office, you have to have freedom to vote. that means all different groups in the country have to have, at a minimum, the franchise the right, the right to vote on the right to test for authors.
ah, i think democracy stem o from the desire of human beings for dignity, for respect, one person, one vote that citizens have political equality. and of course in the united states, as in many other parts of the world that remains an ideal, but not a reality. i do not think that the election system in the country is bare. i think that there are so many problems with the way that we do elections and is extremely inaccessible. we do not have universal voter registration like many democracies do . so there are so many steps between an eligible voter and actually voting. the rate of voting in this country is low and that's direct consequence of an over overly convoluted registration process. do you register online, you register by mail, for example, in texas you have to be deputized. these are all things that stand in the way of
people voting so our elections can't possibly be fair. they aren't actually representative of the american people. first and foremost, not everyone has the right to vote, and of course, that disproportionately affects people of color. that's why trunk one, because we haven't done anything about racism in this country. ah, that's a question. we often ask ourselves, how did the us get to that point? i've just received a call from secretary clinton. ah, when donald trump emerged on the same as a presidential candidate in 2015, i thought it was political theater. and really theater of the absurd. i will totally examine the results of this great and historic presidential elect. ah,
if i win the game more momentum and was able to win the republican nomination in a divided feel, i'm asking for the vote of every african american citizen struggling in our country today. who wants a different and much better future? and i told my friends around the world, don't worry about it. it was an unlikely event, like a once in a century story lakes. i love like yelling ah, so november 8th, 2016 was one of the most shocking and alarming a nights of my life. ah, i was worried for american democracy and i was worried for democracy around the world. the
combination of the 2008 recession. it had hurt working class incomes in the united states, a lot stagnated for the last 2 to 3 decades. while the very rich were becoming ever richer. much of the middle class, the traditional white working class, felt threatened as well by social change, by immigration. the movement of racial equality and just so much social change happening that a lot of people felt their world was being turned upside down. and the way that has been manipulated by populous like donald trump playing on racial anxieties and divisions. it was a very, very volatile mix. we are returning power to the american people. i've
got more blood in me that you do not use ah, i deal with a number of organizations are referred to as patriot. ah, the president of new york or tapers. we expect people to live up to that definition of honoring their role to defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. ah, my background is that i've been a more i was in vietnam to reality is that you learn things more that you can't learn anywhere else. the people wonder what
a patriot is. if someone who loves their country and watch the best for it. and there are many people who believe that there are factions within the united states who don't want ah, it seems like our country has moved away from being a christian judeo based country to wanting to be a socialist country. my biggest fear for america is the decline of america moving too far to the left. joe biden. i don't believe he's a moderate less. i believe he's going far left so that the people can be more and more dependent and the government for everything. if you don't have a job, we're going to give you money. but the ideology of the right side is that capital society, it gives everybody an opportunity to be rich. my
parents came from puerto rico, both of them came from puerto rico. i've worked hard for what i have. i went to school i study, but look at me where i am, we need immigration. we need to bring people into this country. we have to, but we can't have uncontrolled immigration. uncontrolled immigration will lead to a disaster will lose our country. we have oh, oh, the oh. you gotta be thankful for. he exposed america for what it really is. he showed you that 70000000 people in this country are races. evil hateful people i
there was a lot of painful moments in a trump presidency. he did a lot of evil things to people. the well actually set it out was guilty of treason, insurrection, in sedition. and after he did that, the following week i received over a 1000 deft, right. i get text messages every day, saying we're coming to kill, you don't come to my town. lynch. we're going to hang you. we're going to lent you . so people put threats on my life, serious threat when
they want to kill you and you're doing the job. you're doing a work of liberation. so we wait a bullets, we'll learn how to fight. we learn how to shoot. we will have weapons to defend ourselves, but this is just what it is you should about there and put your life on the life of black people. you will looking america in i'm saying. i'm ready to die. race continues to be the single most powerful and enduring dividing force in american politics. we all know this is the original sim of american democracy is slavery.
oh, it was incredible that the america at its beginning, was able to say all men are created equal while having a significant enslaved population. when america started only white men with property could vote. and america has been struggling since that time, with the ideals that are written down in our documents. all men are created equal ah, my dream is that people lay a my daughter, the young people does have a full voice and don't feel targeted because of their race or ethnicity.
ah, i think about how, how much has changed, and then with the kind of thing that martin luther king was faced, and john lupo at that time. but at the same time, you had to think about how much still hasn't changed. and we still like we were celebrating the 50 something memorial, but we still were talking about the same thing and just different versions of it, i guess. but those fundamental issues haven't really changed. you have to be big collins because it just if you don't pay attention, you go right back. exactly ill those times. and i think that's really my fear as we move forward because now we have a new president. but i don't want that to mean that we stop try that we start working because that's exactly how it'll come right back around whenever you go
backwards the arc when you fight for progress, the arg was a little more of a head. so you are going forward, but you also have to fight about going back, you know, and i think that's an important thing to think about because especially when you think about how much really hasn't changed, it's easy to feel defeated, feel like good point low. but i think, i think every actor is us to try to address that for themselves, knowing that you will work your entire life and in that being will really change. but you just think about what would happen if nobody did anything ah.
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