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always that we're covering here on al jazeera by logging onto our website at amazon dot com. it's updated throughout that our top story. of course i've heard it on kyle written house in the us, which is gaining traction man on our website. ah, he was able to 0 with me said o rama. reminder of our top news stories, poland says that hundreds of refugees and migrants have tried to illegally cross into e o. territory encouraged by neighboring belarus that some people found in poland forests are receiving medical treatment and hospital. nato secretary general says they send ready to help all eyes caught up in the crisis. the situation at the border o belarus with poland, but also the trainer and the latter is deeply concerning. the la crushing, coarser shima use are vulnerable people as means to put pressure on other countries, sir,
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is cynical and inhumane made. those stands in full sort of that at the with the all affected alice. we remain vigilant and stand ready to further help our allies. a jury is our newest teenage kyle written house, not guilty of murdering 2 men and wounding another. i opened fire with a semi automatic rifle during racial justice protest in kenosha in wisconsin. last year, written house did admit killing the 2 men, but said it was in self defense. the jury deliberated for 4 days. at least 7 people have been injured and dozens arrested during protests in rotterdam. they are objecting to crone of iris restrictions. please say they set fire through rockets at officers, prompting them to declare an emergency and shut down public transport. austere as the 1st western european country to impose another full cove at 19 lockdown and make vaccination against the virus. mandatory restrictions will start on monday and
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continue for 3 weeks. emergency crews are trying to reach thousands of people still stranded in the canadian province of british columbia. days after floods and mud slides destroyed roads, houses and bridges. several major highways are reopening to limit traffic, but most are still cut off. railways crucial to the supply chain remain closed. the military is helping with recovery efforts. george's former president me contractors really has ended his hunger strike after 50 days. his doctor says he has been moved to a military hospital. he is arrested upon his return to georgia as being convicted in absentia for abuse of office charges that he rejects earlier thousands of protest as march to demand that he be taken to intensive care. and those were the headlines about with more news in half an hour. do stay with us next it's democracy may be it said that he just oh with somebody got to do it. where do you go do that
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by live there? voice. yeah. promoting clean, safe sanitation for all. but with a 3rd of the world lacking basic facilities, can his unique style really help clean up the matheny? culture? the pop culture is the fastest way those softness, any asian problem. mr. toilets, witness documentary on al jazeera, me. ah, i was the very young age. what racism white supremacy was. racism is evil. if you are glad
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you are not to be taken seriously. you are a criminal. you are someone who is supposed to shut up in excess when america gives you the i democracy. it's like this ideal place where everybody's voice counts and it can only be created if we destroyed the systems that that private america. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 people live on that it's allusion. they have power that they give to politicians does not real power. real power is in people. when you make the politicians do what you want them to do,
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america is governed by people who bought by the rich is the money to make changes to people voting black. he will not. will that ho? we for, for the right to vote in the honorable reverend doctor martin luther king junior, put his life on the line for the right to vote. he was fighting for the power of the vault and power to change laws, the power legislation. this is not where he fought for, as well. also have any power. ah, my brother, morning. like man, how's everything cold? okay. well you have a c. thank you sir. so before we get started,
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i gotta know where you've been in what you've been up to. so we decide. so is all about blank. absolutely. right. as an organisation, i feel like the apex with black smoke. so i'd file for my license to carry and texas, which will carry over to 30 states. we want to be prepared and ready. and then violence arises. i will tell you that you may be met with resistance. and the quickest way to change the laws regarding upholding your 2nd amendment, right, which is the right to be, are, is to have people of color apply for applications to carry a gun in value. you will see a change in state law because somebody will be tracking that. so i just want you to be aware of. right. i was really interested in is we are
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seeing record levels of black gun ownership. and we can, as that happen, is a shortage of bullets, right? and is actually of a public, a hard core of public that was introduced to me by a mutual friend that said, i hope you fight it. so well i look, i'm not surprised in remo. back history, history is told us that republicans was on the right side of the ledger when it came down to slavery and then went to the other side of the ledger. i know, so i'm not surprised by the not a gory, but you're going to find a needle in a haystack. you know, was, it was really interesting. so around the 1900 sixty's when doctor king and everything was on fire, right. it was a run for the presidency, right? democrats knew that they needed black boat, so they appear pro civil. right. so the republicans say we're going to have a white southern vote, and that's when everything shifted, right. i really feel as though black folks don't have anyone fighting for them in
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politics. i. oh, when martin luther king junior was murdered, it was an uproar across the world. right. it will riots. all of these. i. people really care. just like when george forms. what do you, why i didn't leave in just just close, just a regular do use no freedom fighter use no angel that god sent down to give us the right to vote. was just regular to put to way the heat. she was killed. it jolted everybody into action. ah,
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so with we look back at the protest bird by the black lives matter movement and we see this is attorney point in american democracy and in democracy more generally with was the death of george lloyd alone, whose back bark the math approach has been that we saw in united states in 2020, it was bad death on top of a long term process of disenfranchisement and disillusionment on the part of the african american and other citizens that really cause that with what i think a lot of people felt was we're not gonna take it any more, a just
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a collective ceiling of enough is enough. the racial wounds and divisions that still have not healed in the united states still have not been transcended in the united states. and it didn't. and with the civil rights legislation of the sixties and it didn't end with the election of an african american president. ah, i think that in order to get rid of the racial devices in this country is going to take a lot of hard work and it's going to be complicated. i don't think that it's going to be a simple process. it's not easy to change in the longer you've been doing something that even harder than it is to change. and this has been the status quo for the western world. since slavery began. now we have defined what it means to be
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a human being. we have to find what it means to be a citizen based on race. i think that people have trouble believing in democracy because we don't have a good example. it's hard to believe in what you can't see. it's even harder to conceptualize something new. and so people are just looking for answers and i think that is really the that's really the conversations that are happening around the world. i don't think that i'm addressing the race problem will solve, will allow us to achieve democracy. but i think that it is unnecessary for, ah, i think that racism is a huge issue and extremely into influential. and i think that's where i always start. i am not coming to you asking you to stop being racist as a person who is devoid of prejudice, but you have to learn how to question, why. why do i think that something different from what i've seen is wrong?
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when we talk about the majority of american not believing in democracy, how would most of them define it? how would most of them define our own democracy? why don't we care about other people enough to allow them the same opportunities you would want for ourselves? ah, well, with living in the waters with us in so i think we can see the consequences of very deep social divisions and cleavages in the united states. where we now have one party, a republican party that has become in many ways, extremely homogenous. it is overwhelmingly white. it is overwhelmingly notches christian, but composed of people who are quite religious retires in the my god gave me a dream about prison chimed in the white house and he said,
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i want you to start paying for this man. the democratic party in this country is composed of people from a broader array of backgrounds except for those types of folks who are represented in the republican party. and so people have really retreated into seeing themselves as parts of groups that are really quite distinct that don't have a lot of overlap or interaction with other groups. and therefore, the sense that we are americans, in addition to all of these other identity, i believe. and i did my team of people that i saw about nancy, but infiltrated, they had plans to dress up and look like some supporters. they are never seen the united states so divided in the political agendas that people have blue and it's a very sure is problem to many of us we like to focus on why are
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people violating our laws? and in particular, the constitution states, ah, this division in our society has been boiling for a long time. it's not that trump. oliver's son brought this division on. it's the fact that they now have a strong, strong republican who has been able to move things that they want to just blame him for everything that has gone wrong. ah, all the people have, my personal opinion is when you're part of any country, you need to understand there are responsibility. it's not all about rights to belong. we have elections that are supposed to be run a certain with
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one of the major problems with the current situation is that the people in power worked to make sure that more ballots were put in volks, for that particular candidate than the other came in. so would that be considered fraud? yes. you hear many stories. i cannot justify whether the stories are true or false. you look at death records and people who have been dead for years are voting. how can nappy ah, a
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ah, there is, i think, a real division that is reflected in values, you know, attitudes towards religion towards you know, certain social practices that i think is, you know, actually shaping a lot of contemporary politics. what is the problem? why does identity pose such such an enduring and serious challenge for democracy? tanqueray rock rust, i wrote this famous article back in the 19 sixty's which said that one of the basic requirements of a democracy is you have to believe you're living in the same country. well actually, what was interesting about that article is he said it's the only precondition is that common sense of national identity. everything else you can develop along the way. the trouble for democratic politics comes when you're identity becomes
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essential eyes, meaning it's the most important thing about you so difficult to actually govern them because they have no sense of national identity. so this is clearly the single most emotive dividing line in american politics. now i have no doubt of those. do you have any thoughts about how this can be bridge? i think there is a kind of unfortunate tendency that you know, a lot of people want everybody to think the way they do. and their strategies are all about how do we actually a modernize everybody in terms of thought. but i just think that, you know, the challenge of living in a diverse society is precisely, you know, figuring out how to get along with people that don't agree with you. ah, i think we did not fully understand how very fragile our democracy was and how very divided our society was
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ah, our democracy is extremely fragile. and that if we are not constantly cultivating and protecting its foundations, they kind of road with really surprising rapidity. and that the divisions in our society, if we do not figure out ways to overcome them, then the door will be open for another illiberal autocratic figure like trump to walk through and begin this process of attacking american democracy and american community. again, a tooth
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with, oh no, oh, no, no we're you know what our community to make sure to go freight all kind of be a black lives matter of you. this is organizing. this is the community. it's a lot more and more down the street. it's taken care of, but organize and you want to put help, put it in a bag. you got it back really strong. back to me. i have a dream that is economic separation, but nobody will care about what black people are talking about
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until we remove our money from their systems and use that money to build up schools in our community. we can build our own communities where we don't have to rely on white people coming back, man. so right? you can kind of get a bag so you'll have to rely on the money when your business. just imagine your black bank the stop shopping all their stores. you started shopping in our stores. you know how fast we will get right. oh, i have to stand hand in hand white people and sing songs and be happy. i just have to live a life without the obstruction of oppression. so
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when we say black lives matter, essentially is saying that your life doesn't matter. our life does man and they get upset if you say all lives matter because they want to focus on black. the black lives matter created more havoc and more the more violence than peace. they were not a peaceful organization. as a brown person myself, i'm ashamed of them. they don't stand for what we stand for. identity is difficult for democracy, so you see yourself primarily as a member of a particular ethnic group or a particular religious group or identify most with a sexual minority. i'm and these are things that obviously are not problematic in
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themselves. they only become problematic when they're seen as being in competition with or antithetical to broader national identities. there are some very real problems in our society, some very deep social divisions that if we do not recognize and deal with our democracies and our societies are going to continue to decay, oh i oh, we never see a gunshot here against another american from a american to american, i hope it never happens. i see both sides are getting more
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passionate, more intense. and we're not looking at us as american citizens. we're looking at, that's the right, that's the left. and that's it. and there's a big river or big mountain in between us and we can't come together. i think that it's possible the next 10 years or something could happen in terms of a civil war. looks like a volcano, volcano just doesn't erupt. all of a sudden. it builds pressure and then eventually to ropes, we're building that pressure because we are not going according to the fundamental principles of the constitution. ah,
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you go bob. i hear you say, well, oh, he wrigley, i move . ah, the law is white. it benefits white people in a decimate, but a hold locks us in cages. it jokes
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us to death. it puts bullies to our body, a nation. we went out there tearing things apart. why? america handles is problems violently low with threat of violence. why wouldn't? why wouldn't read a book with tell me, what do we do about are we going to have an i'll say the word a civil war? are we going to fight among ourselves?
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ah, the world is in a more and more perilous state. in my biggest fears about democracy in the west, if we don't defend and renew and reform invigorate democracy in our democracies, we're not going to be an example that is inspiring to other countries in the world . but i remain an optimist. i think there is a new generation emerging that is seeking a multi racial society in which everybody can live in dignity.
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i don't think that will ever be able to completely eradicate inequality or human suffering. i guess what democracy looks like in practical terms is an intention and is a consistent effort to achieving that idea. i do this for the boys. i don't have a lot of choices. mm hm. i don't think that that's something by whatever not exist, but i think that being willing to do the work whole to your whole, minimize it to help people to care about people who is that is what matters. ah, but if we stop trying, then we have no business calling ourselves with
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a whole. i do recruitment voicemail. oh, there are many paradoxes surrounding democracy. and one paradox is the divergent tendencies in human nature. we all want to be respected. we all want to be treated with dignity. we don't like to have some power and control over our own lives. but at the same time, there is this darker side of human nature, the greed for power. the greed for wealth insecurity, the drive to monopoly, the drive to tyranny. and the vanity that comes through tyrants who
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want to dominate over their citizens and control all sources of information, wealth and power. so this is the stuff of human history. this is the struggle of politics. me this story of a small community. in one of mexico's most dangerous states standing up to criminal cartels and corrupt politicians, he, you, we don't want to politicians anymore. they just dis, united the people in the last episode of democracy. maybe we explore how children's elders led the fight for self determination with reading at that time,
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thinking that the knockers was the same as thinking of to and government high. the people on al jazeera ah you're watching out reserve me sal robin. and to her reminder of our top news stories, poland says hundreds of refugees and migrant serve again try to legally cross into e. u. territory. encouraged by neighboring beller roost. some people found in poland forests are receiving medical treatment and hospital. nato secretary general says they stand ready to help all eyes caught up in the crisis. a jury has found us teenager, cal rittenhouse not guilty of murdering to men and wounding another. it happened during racial justice protest last year. john hendern reports now from kenosha.

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