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vote wasn't influenced as the government quote actively avoided investigating it russia poses an all encompassing security threat which is fueled by paranoia about the west and a desire to be seen as a result great power companies at malicious cyber activity in order to set itself aggressively for example by attempting to interfere other country's elections by pre-positioning itself in other countries critical national infrastructure of the head of the pan american health organization says there's no sign the spread of the corona virus is slowing in the americas it comes as trials begin of a new chinese made vaccine in brazil the testing program was launched in sao paolo and will take place in 5 other brazilian states the vaccine was flown from beijing for face 3 trials on monday do stay with us is up next more news for you after that i think that. to old. school is the government not taking the
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necessary action to really address some of the structural issues we listen i still think that air travel is the safest mode of travel and the spend that we meet with global newsmakers and talk about the stories that matter on the. climate change is an existential threat to life on earth. the world health organization predicts that in 30 years it will be directly responsible for the deaths of over $250000.00 people each year. many fewer governments the failing to respond and it's unlikely that the paris agreement targets of keeping the global
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temperature rise below 2 degrees centigrade will be met. but to time and pressure groups believe change is possible they're seeking to push urgent environmental action to the top of the political agenda. and these movements gathering momentum. i mean are all tore and the us workers are dying activists pushing for a radical shift in government policy in order to avert a climate crisis and i know from the carbon in the u.k. and i've come to move known as extinction with these members believe that the only route to environmental change is for a people's rights. fearful for the planet their own heritage young people around the world are standing up and demanding a better future in the u.s. a growing and passionate group of youth is campaigning for urgent environmental action and the. seeing the adults to listen to. what hockey go even how
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many. miles. this is the sunrise movement. in the space of just 2 years this group of activists most of whom are under 30 has grown 210-0000 members on the but. not with the miners and. their strategy is clear to hot climate change by working within the system and lobbying politicians into pushing through legislative and economic reform. i've come to boston to find out how the sunrise movement has become a force to be reckoned with in u.s. politics. leading the charge is 26 year old partially percussion. while studying in massachusetts she joined the university's fossil fuel divestment campaign before co-founding sunrise in 2015. so you've been with the sunrise movement from the very beginning what made you started
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a number of us young people all under the age of 30 were saying that the hurricanes were getting bigger the fire seasons were getting longer and the floods were getting bigger but there wasn't a movement big enough for young people to win sure that we had a habitable planet for our future generations q talk more about why you feel you need to actually write now so scientists are telling us right now that we have just 12 years to make unprecedented changes to transform every part of our economy and so our society today carbonized to get off fossil fuels to invest in renewable bowls and to protect life and human civilization on this planet as we know it and yet our politicians have not done what's necessary they have not built and garnered the political will that we need and people are dying as a result. of the heart of this in our strategy is the green. deal. a radical
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environmental change policy the idea for which was conceived in the u.s. in the 1960 s. . the deal's goal is to completely transform the u.s. economy by ending its dependency on fossil fuels investing instead in renewable energy and creating jobs in the process. the green new deal is massive economic mobilization at a scale that we have not seen in this country since world war 2 that is an effort to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs. i'm curious to find out whether real political change is possible with people power alone particularly by those so young. i've come to the sunrise boston. there are 204 hubs like this spread across the nation. here every month 60 sunrise members gather to share experiences and get behind the cause. welcome to our 2nd
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husband. i mean i guess it's the way. they're. every day. that goes right ok that was. the hubs give people of all backgrounds an opportunity to come together and voice their concerns every single person who decided to come to the scene and say as a part of this movement as a part of this freighter moment in history these are young people need to be heard it's precisely with routines by rote. and they want to take positive steps to fix the world we live in jerusalem as the folks who actually live in. the hub splits in to break out. groups where they plan their next actions what do we think
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will actually make high schoolers and listen we just both like their green background with the words like bring new deal and put a link in our bio or something i don't interact so feel free to ignore me dear friends in high school care about climate change a lot of people i know know that climate change is an issue there that's not a debate that debate is how willing they are to get in i think a lot of young people don't feel like they have the power at all to make any change if we actually come together which totally can change so many things i thought i was coming into a meeting and it's really a lot more than that there is energy me during gauge you feel the sense of urgency it's not just sense they reality for them this is are you sure you can feel like they're. there for all the question how effective a sunrise actually has been. invited me to her to show the
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impacts on rice's had in the top tiers of power. so this was from our 1st action at nancy pelosi office in washington d.c. and as you can see there's literally hundreds of young people lining up the halls and they're carrying signs that say what is your plan our ultimate goal was to share our vision of what the green new deal is all about looking at this or seems to be a sort of plan of action right there's a there's a style that sunrise is using to achieve your goals we're really trying to embody the fact that we are young people fighting for our future and we wanted to be joyous and we wanted to be raucous and we wanted to be serious and we wanted to be determined and resolved. say that older generations chronic inactivity on environmental issues is inexcusable. the united states will be all implementation
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of the non-binding paris accord the current republican government refuses to even acknowledge there is a problem so sunrise believe they must act to make change happen and the lives that can stop here right now and they are being heard to green generation that's risen a growing number of democrat senators now support the green new deal and sunrise have found influential political allies in socially conscious representatives like alexandria ocasio cortez this is right before representative of causing cortez unprecedentedly joined us on her 1st day of orientation as the new congresswoman to say that we have nancy pelosi in the democratic party's back in pushing for the most progressive and ambitious energy agenda of this country are saying this about you know the stuff here and the fact that you're calling me every day you know that
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yes. but firm opposition to the green new deal remains on the 26th of march 2019 a draft of the deal was unanimously rejected by the republican controlled senate how did you feel when the resolution got voted down in the senate the goal of the resolution is for it to be a statement of values to chart a blueprint to lay out the projects of what would be included within the green deal we need an attitude shift we need to put into gear and into momentum these big ideas so that we can write the policy over the next year and get these things to pass. sunrise aim to create momentum for their cause by directly lobbying political leaders to do it. sean and his team plan to doorstep andrea campbell the president of boston city council. the goal today is going to decide to go fossil
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fuel body which got it later down the road will work with her several other cultures to craft a resolution for a green new deal that's going to pass the city council highway yes that's the way it's got. the 1st step for the group is to encourage politicians to sign a pledge promising that they will refuse money from possible companies who want them to act in their interest. over $1400.00 politicians have signed so far. as we approached the council president's office i'm struck by this group's confidence they walk straight in. to meet you and your nice to me you are pumped we're here to ask you if you could sign the no fossil fuel money pledge absolutely i mean i will say before i even you know sign this thank you for your advocacy. work this stuff doesn't happen by accident if people aren't showing up so happy to purchase or pay happy to do this i just want to say thank you. so it's not just a movement where there have been confronting
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a lot of hostility they're actually getting support and encouragement and warmth really from politicians. i think we lead by example and i know i do and so by saying let's do this signing on in committing we hope that others will follow our lead it's impressive to see these young people having genuine success in the halls of power having meetings like this is really refreshing because it shows that we do have allies out there that we can be working within the system to promote change that we want to see in the world and their job if he felt that. the sunrise movement is clearly influential and it's getting results where it matters most. their ultimate goal is to convince the majority of congressmen and women to sponsor the green new deal. so when the next government is elected in 2020 the bill has the weight of support to make it policy the center is going. it is asking for a lot and they're asking for it quickly critics say they're too idealistic but for
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a problem as massive as climate change we do need ambitious radical solutions now. was today's environmentalists cite risings of the past as proof that incredible social change really is possible. in 1000 ice free in britain the suffragettes campaign for women to have the right to vote with a rallying cry of deeds not words they often resort to extreme acts. at some racecourse family davidson even gave her life for the course. these tactics worked in 1020 eight's women won equal voting rights in britain 35 years later in america the civil rights movement to end racial segregation martin luther king led the peaceful protests. are far. better weapon available
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growing to the freedom and human dignity. by 968 after a decade of campaigning african-american secured legal rights to equal employment voting and housing. i am allies in possible resistance movements political scientist. identified a threshold to success if 3 and a half percent of the population mobilize against the establishment social change will happen. force many of us need to look for us to change the way we treat all because there is one group which is taking things to the next level. in october 28th and a group of activists angered by political inaction on climate change declared themselves to be an open defiance of the government they call. themselves extinction rebellious ex off the shore doing the right man i really think
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management break up like they walk outside the system engaging in bold nonviolent acts of civil disobedience the strategy is to create headline grabbing protests designed to maximize public exposure they believe this will gain them a mass funding and force real change in just 6 months they have already expanded into 15 countries spread across 4 continents. i'm at the london headquarters on the day of one of their most extreme actions yet . in a protest day a cooling blot of all children exoplanet still 500 liters of fake blood on downing street the office and the president of the british prime minister. and i live in this very nice me one of exiles co-founders claire farrow. when did the idea of the
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blood of our children we've already suffering genocide because of. the impacts of pollution so we're trying with this action to get people to understand that it's that it kills people and that it kills people now it's already killing people it's not like something ahead in the future. and i try to help them as we make our way to downing street i want to know why they're compelled to confront the political establishment in such a drastic way. we think it's simple and the options are direct it's a couple months because it's only i think a state led internationally that's going to make a meaningful change to the situation when so we're trying to represent the kind of visceral reality of death and suffering which climate change has already started to cause around the world in which it will always in the future. the procession is
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designed to feel like a funeral march it comes to a stop and the crowd full silent. this is the part of the morning children of your children and of young people here today . x. are making a profound statement just a stone's throw from the prime minister's office. we need to take action we don't have much time left. please don't let this be the other. i'm struck by the rule emotion on display what is the political change the extinction rebellion want to see. what do you want to achieve by all of this we do have 3 main demands the 1st one is for the government to tell the truth to help to communicate the crisis to the public the 2nd demand is to reduce carbon emissions
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to net 0 by 2025 and then the 3rd demand which i think is the main prize is to achieve structural political change in the form of assistance assembly ordinary people who are educated on the facts and then come together to talk about what might be the best route forward do you think it's achievable. i think it's necessary to. exile want to become impossible to ignore so its members are planning the biggest protest yet they hope to bring london to a standstill with a 2 week human blockade of the city's streets at. one of the chief coordinators of the shutdown maxie what we're doing with the rebellion is having a course in the level of disruption that could bring about you know the government to me our demands. you think that you are risk of almost alienating yourself by
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crossing over into that legal category look there's a comic crisis there's an ecological crisis we're here to stop this it's existential threat we face we non-buoyant maintaining respect but putting ourselves on the lines with our liberty the plan is to block the streets of the u.k.'s capital with people chain knock and even glue themselves to structures and one another these actions are deliberately planned to create maximum disruption and cause arrests just trains members on how to deal with the police in a nonviolent way. activist is willing to rest carried off is. he willing to go. enough. members are trained to go limp as soon as they're touched all right let's take a we're going to we're going to arrest. so we take as many as 5 police officers to
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remove a single activist by maximizing the number of a riced exile believe they can create public and a groundswell of support. for extinction balance the only way forward this is the only way they believe things are going to preserve civil disobedience in these kinds of actions. 15th of april 2019 and it's the morning of the london shutdown the organizers are expecting thousands of protesters they plan to block london's main streets and bridges for 2 weeks bringing the city to a grinding halt i'm eating claire as she prepares for what could be the biggest demonstration in x. hours history. thank. a feeling hopeful i'm feeling hopeful that we're going to have more and. more people are going to understand the message and the seriousness of it the reason why we have to. this is because it is this band we do feel this
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afraid of don't know what else to. extinction rebellions target is the government but the people who will be hit hardest today are the everyday commuters as they try to get to work. there's potential then that all of this can be disrupted people might not be able to get to where they go because of the actions at a cafe and how is that justifies they've read a story that we don't really want to do this but we also don't want to pass on. a liberal ballot to the next generation. we're either to oxford circus at 8 30 am and only a handful of activists are here oh. we quickly get a taste of where public favor might like. look. i'm not quite sure how the group succeeded in blocking the very heart of london what's the
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plan here because at the moment the road isn't occupy it's there's nothing on it so what's going to happen groups of people are going to close rights and then something should be arriving. the way. out of the blue reinforcements right and. that's something i didn't expect. so this is a bit of a boat even cheaper hope but it's just in the middle of the. hundreds of activists crowded around the boat on the london shutdown has become. and. in a matter of hours 10000 supporters descend upon 5 sites across the capital oxford circus parliament square marble arch. piccadilly circus and washington bridge manned by
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knotts and his team. they have blocks the entire structure framed with trees a music stage counts and a human bone and a sentence. on that and i've managed to find none who started snakeheads police activity though and you know i'm just watching them go boy i know what's been happening i was just going to monitor in the place as numbers have increased slightly and that's some point they're going to be under pressure to clear the bridge i mean what we've got to try to do is get numbers to build the question is how much disruption will the government force us to create until they do the right thing and meet the demands and stop trying to keep the sites i know willing to lose their liberty for it and get arrested if people are willing to sacrifice the liberty it sends a message to the public to the media and to the good of the politicians that this is a serious issue house were demonstrations are escalating as protesters target the knowledge is toil and gas company. shall just run down to
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a site western rebels have superglued themselves and look themselves up outside shell age where paperback thank god. i'm an indian efforts and one of the lead demonstrators here tell me a little bit about why you have to show is known about the problems of climate change for over 30 years and they are one of the biggest images of kabul and what they tell like these acts of criminal damage of the catalyst for the police to make the 1st arrests. he needs a hard sell accountable for the atrocities of humankind and one notch well. we've just seen 2 extinction rebellion revellers been taken away by hades i know it's weeks ago betty and getting exactly what they're up to. 8 hours after the shutdown began police take action. citing section 14 of the public order act which could be. it's obstruction the highway.
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more than a 1000 arrests and 30000 new recruits. to cross $33.00 countries the u.k. government finally agrees to meet tax on. on the 1st of may 21000 at the house of commons makes history becoming the 1st national parliament in the world to combat climate ecological emergency. climate change activism stretches back 50 years. april the 22nd the 1970 s. so the launch of the day. $20000000.00 americans took to the streets in the modern environmental movement was born in the eighty's greenpeace took matters into their own hands heading to the seas to battle the commercial dumping of toxic waste nuclear testing and whale hunting today the movement has a new figure heads in teenage gretta to the older generations have failed tackling
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the biggest crisis to manage yes in the face by going on school strike she inspired 1400000 students and 112 countries to join her in a global. the message has been clear for 50 years but today the voices are louder and more insistent and. the cry change must happen now. as countries begin easing coronavirus restrictions scientists warn of a 2nd wave of infections in the last few days good enough to get in front of the neighborhood and many feel the economy has be prioritised about for human life until fall of the book obviously the focus is on the outfield the last i can put would like to places we bring you the latest developments from across the globe
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