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you know where this shadow gear looks touch and delicate topic. because population is growing. and young people clearly have the solutions. on the 7 percent now or at least on t.w. . executive. this is u.w. news and these are our top stories hundreds of people have been arrested for protesting in russia in support of jailed opposition figure alexina valmy it comes on the day that president vladimir putin used his state of the nation address to warn foreign powers against provoking moscow the u.s. has warned wasco will face consequences if the volley dies. of the
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japanese parliament has pasta a new north to allow emergency brake lock downs in areas with high corona virus infection rates the measure is designed to end the pandemic across the country 16 states around 8000 people protested in berlin before the vote. your mother said and how much interest debbie has taken over as president of chad a day off to his father it just that he died unexpectedly the main opposition parties are calling the move a coup rebel forces in the country say they will march on the capital. this is u.w. news from berlin you can find much more news and analysis on our website w dot com. former
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minneapolis police officer derek show guilty of the murder of george 4 just minutes after the verdict was delivered yesterday u.s. president biden called the ford family with a promise to start an overhaul of policing in america today the u.s. justice department said that it plans to investigate the minneapolis police department but nationwide police reform can only come from congress the same congress that when asked to pass minimal gun controls has offered plenty of prayers instead i'm burnt off in berlin this is the day. we've just witnessed the wheels of justice turning finally in the direction of minorities in this country a measure of justice isn't the same as equal justice we still must
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reform the system extremely proud right now right of the system because i didn't have faith in it before to keep it brief i keep preaching. your slurs nice words. we can't let those words down we see we won't be able to breathe on to the fuel a bit of. today we are able to breathe again. also coming up the u.s. is planning a major announcement on greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow on world earth day one of the world's biggest polluters cleaning. it's act last a young activist if this is too good to be true i think the most important thing is that we hold government leaders and corporate leaders accountable and that we. should not underestimate the power of an individual to cause
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a commotion and get results. and to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of you around the world welcome we begin the day with what did not happen in minneapolis minnesota last night and today it has been 24 hours since a jury found former police officer derek chauvet guilty of killing george floored the murder of florida on a minneapolis street last may ignited global protests against police brutality targeting black men yesterday what had sounded to many like a ticking time bomb of social violence and rage was quickly replaced by a chorus of celebration cars honking their horns people dancing in the streets the u.s. president and vice president were quick to praise the jury for reaching what they called the right decision and president biden says the verdict represents a unique chance to begin reforming america's police at the same time addressing
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what he says are systemic inequalities in the justice system itself how much can the president do how much justice was really served yesterday i'll pose those questions in just a moment but 1st a look once again when the verdict of guilty was made public. we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count one unintentional 2nd degree murder while committing a felony find the defendant guilty to the words so many have been hoping and waiting for their guilty on all counts derek chauvin now a convicted murderer at the end of a tense 3 week trial. justice for george floyd what began as a rallying cry has become reality. thanks just crowds who had gathered at george floyd square the site where he was murdered were overcome by emotion.
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overwhelmed i'm grateful and relieved so i'm i feel grounded i can feel my feet on the concrete i'm super grateful that this is the verdict and that we can now move to the next faith. george floyd slow death has now been seen by millions. while attempting to arrest him last may show been pinned to handcuff floyd to the ground kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes 29 seconds. i can't breathe for some of his final words. floyd's killing on least one of the biggest waves of protests in u.s. history against the static racism and police brutality. president joe biden hailed the decision as an important step toward police reform it was a murder in full light of day and to rip the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism vice president just referred to it was systemic racism
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day and soul but it's not enough we can't stop here. in order to litter real change reform we kid and we must do more to reduce the likelihood a tragedy like this will never happen occur again. show been handcuffed and led away will be sentenced 8 weeks from now he could be facing decades in prison. well i want to bring in now gloria j. brown marshall she is a professor of constitutional law at john jay college in new york city her most recent book on civil rights and wall is entitled she took just as the black woman wall and power it's good to have you with us again on the day i want to start by asking you what was your reaction when you heard the sentencing for the verdict for derek shogun and was justice served yesterday earth
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yes justice with her then i was so anxious and nervous and i was sweating actually and i knew that i had to do other parents is on television programs and i took the time outs of just watched the verdict and i was amazed that i was so sure in my heart that once again as an african-american even as a scholar an academic and a writer and a playwright that i would be disappointed in this country of disappointed people of color so many talents so i was actually relieved and and then fearful about the appellate part of this trial perhaps but i moment to be grateful for the outcome you know professor documenting a crime is critical to making that crime seem real in a court of law you know they say you can't see what you've already seen would we be talking about reforming police and policing if we did not have smartphones with
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cameras if we had not been able to videotape the death of george floyd. well remember we had a video for their rights we had a video for land of the steel and well just got up and yet though instances in which the officers were acquitted we need to understand that there was more than the video here it was finally the coming together of communities it wasn't just the african-american community talking about racism and policing other communities thought it well enough with funnily enough not to say the international pressure was very important here as well and it has been over the history of i did say african-americans that reached across the atlantic in the hope that we would have a bond with other countries to see what was going on here so it took a lot for this to happen it was not just the video we know that the u.s. president is promising to do all that he can to start an overhaul of u.s.
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policing but legislation from congress that's what is needed to bring nationwide substantial change how likely is that. it is likely but i'll tell you this and this is something i keep saying is very new for most of this discussion without police reform that's one thing without it you know we are still going to how long there will be jurisdictions we have $18000.00 police jurisdictions in this country and so without police reform of that nature we will make changes piecemeal we need national criminal justice reform but it doesn't matter what the law is if the prosecutors don't prosecute and that's the major issue in this country that the people who are supposed to prosecute the police officers are not doing it we saw prosecution at its best in this trial we saw the defense counsel working as hard as they could this but that feed of doubt those prosecutors did everything they could at the highest of their level of expertise we
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don't ever see that in this country every time there's a police officer who's involved in something like this the prosecutors turned their backs so we hope that this case will send a message to prosecutors do your job and stop acting like you're in the pocket of the police department professor would you take a listen to what u.s. representative maxine waters and president biden what they both of them said before the verdict was delivered yesterday take a listen to what he does now on this journey that we've got to. get. him back to make sure. we're going to bring the verdict right. i would say. the jury was pressured. professor are either of those statements with a big will not for an appeal that could overturn the verdict mean hell safe do you think this conviction is tonight. i think it's as safe as any conviction we've had
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with a police officer wish they are a lot but i will say this donald trump said or worth democrats that things about the judge is not about the defendants about people in general and it was not considered grounds for a mistrial in any of those cases dealing with deportation or the cases before those particular judges so i don't think that this would be grounds for a mistrial but of course an attorney is going to put that forward and already has for the defense i do believe that we have to understand that judge cahill is supposed to sentence their children within the next several months and it's going to take into consideration what their show been if they did not say he's not shown any remorse up to this point so this trial is something that jeff cagle supported he said so i don't think that it was grounds for a mistrial but i'm concerned about what judge will do next with sentencing more so
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than i am about the grounds for a mistrial yeah we'll i'm sure both have an opportunity to talk about that the sit in seeing is supposed to take place in 8 weeks and maybe you can come back on the show maybe we can talk about what's happening then the feds are gloria j. brown marshall professor it's good to talk with you we appreciate your time in your insights tonight thank you thank you. a warning from the russian president to the rest of the world stayed out of work of fear is his annual state of the nation address vladimir putin has made it clear that moscow will respond in a quote swift and harsh way to any foreign provocations it comes as tensions with the west are rising over russia's military buildup along the ukrainian border the u.s. and european union have also developed to hold putin responsible if his main political rival alexina vali dines in prison they've only is in his 4th week now of
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a hunger strike. we just beginning you can get must we really do not want to burn bridges. furtive simone perceives our good intentions as indifference a weakness and themself intends to finally been or even blow up these bridges. that he should know that russia's response will be asymmetrical quick and tough. 3 of them one of us we will have enough patience responsibility professionalism self-confidence moral steadfastness and common sense when making decisions. but i hope that no one will think of crossing red lines regarding russia. and what that red line is in any particular case but it will be determined by ourselves and country of the solution sami. in clear words there from mr putin to talk about that i'm joined now
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by one year old sarge scene he is a member of germany's opposition green party he's the greens spokesman on eastern europe policy and he's a member of the german parliament's foreign policy committee mr it's arsene is good to have you on the program to get us started i'd like to read a quote from the chairman of the foreign policy committee norbert rootkit he was quoted in the new york times as saying however embarrassing it is for me the greens have the clearest stance of all the parties on china and russia and he also said the greens are a much more realistic and preferable partner for us on foreign policy nice words for your party so if the government asks you what it should do next about president putin what will your answer be. but i think that what mr putin is calling red lines is actually a red herring it is clearly did he's trying to mobilize his population because he's
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under 3 or criticism. they've got the elections in the autumn and it's a real tough situation for this regime for this system pretty and because the people are running away of the system so they're trying to mobilize to hold the on hook relation modernised creating trouble and it would do you think he's bluffing though i mean we hear statements about all of these russian soldiers are massing along the border with ukraine is that a serious threat or is putin just bluffing it is for sure serious threats and he's showing us a very amitie of options which they have in hand from a fast as collation where they've been putting their ideas for for grounding of a hurry up in so-called own passport holders in the green and also he was telling
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today that it would be an asymmetrical. response person which is nothing else than an escalation which is offering on the other hand it can be just a lot so that they're trying to technically swift the problem of burns in the black sea region anyway what are they doing is a clear confrontation in italy over creation and i'm sure it will not just go a far they will go on business well i want to imagine let's say your party were to win the election and we have a green chancellor we've got a green foreign minister for germany what would what would that person you for example be saying to ukraine. so it's clear i mean this is the german foreign policy not only of the green party of the whole government that's determined to do territorial to the territorial integrity of ukraine cannot be christians and germany is clear at the start of ukraine and against the russian divisional war
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that just taking place in this and ukraine since 2014 i think it's important if the be clear on the intentions in the interest of. the russian is not seeking for peace in ukraine they're trying to create an image of the search that they would be in the washington party for creating peace but actually didn't to destabilize the country so it isn't glutens to talk about the criminal or as of this the glaring flaws and to try to connect with the russian civil society and to population that country better than before so it's the year 2021 and russia is a destabilizing force in the world i assume then that you think the the russian policy that has been for sued by german chancellor angela merkel all these years that that policy has been a complete failure. well it said that way it has been at some points it was a clear stance over the points especially because the problem north came to the german policy towards russia was actually not putting grounded on this position but
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showing that if it's about economical interest or perhaps germany military to different opinion it is inspecting up europe's interest so it has to be germany and no seeking for more union and the european union position was russia not so far being more clear in stating what we see about the russian policy internally against a civil society and the position and externally force on the gun in ukraine does not mean that the openness in the form of government was a complete failure but at least it wasn't clear and what about nord stream too should that project be killed. i personally think it should be kept but what the german government could at least through is saying that they are not politically supporting it and in if the chancellor was saying that she doesn't support the true take this will be an important political stance the true test also economy impact
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when the. stock markets rating of just one company let me just ask you before we run out of time the protests in russia over the imprisonment of alexina volley what did they say about whether we're putin and how should germany react to what's essentially a domestic russian issue this is a domestic russian issue for sure and even not influence or we can trust and events and. as we're interested in the country level corp we really closely following and interested in what's happening in russia but one sometimes more if somebody is closer than it was internationally. illegal substance of china google often like move it sure this is not an internal issue of any country anymore it doesn't matter but it happens if something like no beetroot is used it
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is in the same moment up to international law and international case and no country can claim it's an interracial ok one wildcard seen. foreign affairs specialist with germany's green party mr tarting it's good talking with you we 3 shape the time and the insights please come back and talk with us again thank you good night. so morrow is world earth day the event began in the 1970 s. to remind everyone of the relationship between us humans and i were only earth this year maybe one for the climate change history books on thursday u.s. president biden is expected to pledge a major cut in greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by the year 2030 the announcement will come as the president begins hosting a virtual 2 day climate summit the chinese president plans to attend we'll speak
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with a young environmental activists in just a moment but 1st this look at earth day then and now. this planet is through with destruction. we are in a crisis of survival on the 22nd of april 970 millions of americans mostly students took to the streets to demand more environmental protection it was the birth of earth day and an important step towards what was to become a global environmental movement proles they had pesticide control they had clean air clean water the list of environmental laws and regulations that hast over that decade after earth day. by a growing environmental movement is quite a story nevertheless 51 years later today's environmental problems are even more serious due to climate change. since the beginning of industrialization the earth has heated up by one degree it could be well over 2 degrees warmer by the end of
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the century. today it's once again mainly young people who are taking to the streets this time not demanding a drastic reduction in global c o 2 emissions that we young people have had enough we say you know was. $215196.00 states signed up to the power so green mint which promises to limit climate change that girl the paris climate agreement has been signed. it was an historic moment and when and traffic was reduced to a bit minimum during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic it was clear that things can change but even that's not enough say researches and environmentalists activists. we should not underestimate the power of the individual to cause a commotion and get results change is possible both days demanding it because the
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climate clock is ticking. ticking it is all right i want to bring in now activists and youth director marlo baines from the environmental climate and social justice group earth guardians it's good to have you on the program i want to hear 1st from you what do you think of president biden's environmental summit that begins tomorrow or do you have any hopes from that. yes it's great to be with you all here i hope i have hope for president biden's environmental summit but on the condition that the united states takes accountability and responsibility for its own impacts on the spiraling climate crisis you see the u.s. is one of the biggest polluters on the planet our oil and gas emissions are going up and up our petrochemical industry is responsible for the proliferation of plastics across the globe and our agricultural practices are destroying biodiversity and ecosystems if we have any hope for meaningful untenable agreements with the 40 countries that president biden has invited to the 2 day virtual summit
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there will be that the united states lead by example and stop cow towing to big industries we need policies to move away from justifying every polluting industry on the basis of economics and bottom line thinking and we've got to start thinking and acting creatively and collaborating to cooperate on a level that humanity has never seen before but are likely that's possible what do you what do you make about the announcement we're going to get tomorrow from the president a pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by the year 2030 i have hope and i know that it's going to take a little bit of pushing to see you know even more progressive legislature being introduced into you know the house the senate and of course and the united states you represent the young generation of activists people who see climate change as top of the agenda do you do you see it as the the role of young people maybe to motivate older people or to educate older people to get them involved in
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activism especially when we're talking about climate change. you know i believe that we need to collaborate work enter generationally and how to do that is to just pas take a breath and really listen to those that are in front of us i recognize that active listening teaches us to listen to those that are in front of us and know to us when we need to learn from the person in front of us i've realized that you know creating space for dialogue create space for growth and learning our elders have many more years of experience and so we need their support and young people can bring a level of emotional teligent that is greatly needed i believe that to be honest we're teaching each other but ultimately that young people and elders must work together for going to solve the climate crisis. there we've got about 30 seconds i want to ask you you know the fridays for future movement we saw over the past year it had a broad appeal how do you maintain the momentum of a movement like there. that question youth recognize the need for system this is
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a systemic change and 21000 we saw hundreds of thousands of youth striking for climate and in 2020 we saw tens of thousands of youth striking for black lives matter you know the pandemic was difficult but it made us recognize that we needed to work collaboratively and work in coalitions you know the climate crisis can be overwhelming and it's easy to fall into cynicism but i believe more now than ever that if we do this in our personal work and collaborate we can create a more equitable and regenerative for old inside our lives that we can create that change ok marlo being with the earth guardians are we appreciate your time in your insights let's talk again soon thank you thank you. the day is almost done the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter either d.w. news you can follow me a t.v. i remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see you get everybody.
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on the phone. into the conflict zone to sebastian coe. libya has a new government of national unity which promises free elections by the end of this year but the roadblocks it faces are limits on the militia groups to hold policy to out the country my guest this week is tommy invited libya's ambassador to the new i mean geneva how move this new government succeed. conflicts so far the for.
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the difficult. it can see the environment. but it should be. quick to. move. forward. it is being destroyed by monocultures and logging. activists want to leave this natural resource with some new concept of the forest rescuers in normal times of. 45. time for the. formatting doesn't do.
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well. for the industry just controlling your thoughts the great books of the 20th century. present a hoax is. raising money to manufacturing it starts mr w. . you know. there is more freedom of speech today in the view that ever was in the history of living human treatment its barbarity was the by we have to give the government a chance libya has a new government of national unity which promises free elections by the end of this year but the roadblocks it faces are immense arms with your group still hold power throughout the country they still kill and kidnap within.

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