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california has become the u.s. state with the largest number of coronavirus cases it's reported more than 421000 infections overtaking new york the government reimpose restrictions this month after reopening most of its economy and the number of corona virus cases reported across latin america has passed 4000000 more than half of those infections are in brazil which reported another record daily increase in cases on wednesday air strikes in western afghanistan have killed at least $45.00 people a district governor in the province of herat says at least 8 civilians died in the attacks which he blamed on afghan forces afghanistan's defense ministry has launched an investigation and russia's judiciary has come under fire for jailing a prominent historian trip was convicted of sexually abusing his adopted daughter a charge that he denies activists say if he was jailed for political reasons well those are the headlines next up it's earthrise stay with us. true tensions
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could cause blowback economic growth by $700000000000.00 we bring you the stories and developments that are rapidly changing the world we live in the government has shifted focus from saving lives to saving the economy. counting the cost on al-jazeera. climate change is an existential threat to life on. 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
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and it's unlikely that the paris agreement targets of keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees centigrade will be met. but to time and pressure groups believe change is possible this seeking to push urgent environmental action to the top of the political agenda. and these movements gathering momentum. i'm sure all tore in the u.s. 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 learn about movement known as extinction rebellion 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
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action and the. forcing the adults to listen to. what hockey don't even know how 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 them 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 briefing. 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
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movement from the very beginning what made you started 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 get 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. new 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 your every
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2nd husband to. say thank god every day i get in the way. there. every thing. that. i get that was at. the hubs give people of all backgrounds an opportunity to come together and voice their concerns every single person who decided to come on 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 routine. and they want to take positive steps to fix the world we live in going to let the folks watching let us trust. the
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hopes listen to brake. groups where they plan their next actions what do we think will actually make high schoolers and listen we just both like a green background with the words like bring new deal and put a link in our bio ware 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 and 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 believing and it's really a lot more than that there is energy be there in gage do you feel this sense of urgency it's not just 6 days reality for them this is are you sure you can feel like they're. there for all the passion how effective a summer has actually been. rushdie's inviting 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 republic government refuses to even acknowledge there is a problem so sunrise believe they must act to make change happen it is alive time here right now and they are being heard to green generation. 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 this country ever seen this about the stuff here and the fact that you're calling me that. if you know that yet.
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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. sean and his team plan to doorstep andrea campbell the president of boston city council. so the goal today is going to decide that no
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fossil fuel money 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. yes that's the way it's going to. the 1st step for the group is to encourage politicians to sign a pledge promising that they will refuse money from fossil fuel companies who want them to act in their interests. 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 son are 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 simply just to pay happy to do this i just want to say
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thank you. so it's not just a movement where they're confronting 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 and 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 a job if you have got. 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
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movement is asking for a lot and they're asking for it quickly critics say they're too idealistic but for 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 eyes for 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
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peaceful protests. far. better weapon available. that both the freedom and human dignity. by 968 after a decade of campaigning african-american secured legal rights to equal employment voting and housing. and allies in possible resistance movements political scientists. identified a threshold for success if 3 and a half percent of the population mobilize against the establishment social change will happen. force many of us know that look for us to change the way we treat all and there is one group which is taking things to the next level. in october 28th and a group of activists and goodbye political inaction on climate change declared themselves to be an open defiance of the u.k.
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government they call themselves extinction rebellion x. off the shore there in the right manner i really think management in place like they work 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 amassed from the ring and for 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. in a protest day a cooling blot of all children exile plant still 500 liters of fake blood on downing street the office and the president of the british prime minister. and i've been his very nice me one of exiles co-founders claire farrow. when did the idea of
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the blood of our children. we were already suffering a 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 tried to help him you know 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 important that our actions are directed at. in london 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 close in the future. the precession 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 mourning children or grandchildren and young people here today. 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 end of the. 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 so for the government to tell the truth tell to
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communicate the crisis to the public the 2nd demand is to reduce carbon emissions 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. x. are 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
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to me our demands do you think that your risk of almost alienating yourself by crossing over into legal category look there's a common crisis there's an ecological crisis we're here to stop this it's existence of threat we face we non-buoyant in maintaining respect but putting ourselves on the lines with risk and our liberty the plan is to block the streets of the u.k. scrap too with people chain knock and even glue themselves to structures and to one another these actions are deliberately planned to create maximum disruption and cause arrests just in stein trains members on how to deal with the police in a nonviolent way can only have activist. it's. rest area golf is. willing to go. you know. members are trained to go limp as soon as they're touched right let's say we're going to we're going. to move it take as many as 5 police officers to remove
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a single activist by maximizing the number of arised exile believe they can create public and a groundswell of support. for extinction and insist the only way forward is the only way they believe things are going to preserve civil disobedience and 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 to 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 input and more people are going to understand the message and the seriousness of it the reason why we have to do this is because it is this band we
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do feel this 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 could be disrupted people might not be able to get to where they're going as objections that say ok now how is that just i read a story we don't really want to do this but we also don't want to pass on. a lot of the public to the next generation. we're either oxford circus at 8 30 am and only a handful of activists are here. we quickly get a taste of web publishing favor might like. you know. i'm not
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quite sure how the group succeeded in blocking the very heart of london was the plan here because at the moment the road isn't occupy it's there's nothing on it so what's going to happen in groups of people are going to close their eyes and then something should be arriving. the way out of the blue reinforcements right. that's something i didn't expect. so this isn't about you let's people 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 waterloo bridge manned
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by knots and his team. they have blocks to entire stretch of road and with trees a music stage counts and a human bone and a sentence. in that and i've managed to find nothing who started snakes and police activity so until just watching them go boy. what's been happening oh we're just going to monitor in the place as numbers have increased slightly from the some point they're going to be under pressure to clear the bridge i mean what we've got to try and 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 put. sites i know willing to lose their liberty for it and get arrested if people are willing to sacrifice to live it say it sends a message to the public to the media and to the good of the politicians that this is a serious issue ause were demonstrations are escalating as protesters target the knowledge
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of oil and gas company. shell just run down to a site western rebels have superglued themselves an open top up outside shell age where they prefer thank god. i'm an indian efforts and one of the lead demonstrators here tell me a little bit about why you have showers known about the problems of climate change for over 30 years and they are one of the biggest emitters of call in the world that's all right these acts of criminal damage of the catalyst for the police to make the 1st arrests. the need to halt shell accountable for the atrocities to humankind and one natural well. we've just seen to extinction rebellion revellers been taken away by kate's i know it's week 6 for 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 forbids
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obstruction of the highway. more than a 1000 arrests and $30000.00 new recruits later with growing support across $33.00 countries the u.k. government finally agrees to meet tax on. on the 1st of may 29000 the house of commons makes history becoming the 1st national parliament in the world to declare a climate ecological emergency. climate change activism stretches back 50 years april 22nd 1970 so the launch of us day. 20. 1000000 americans took to the streets on 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
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a new figureheads gretta to the owner generations have tackled the biggest crisis yes at the. school strike she inspired 1400000 students and 112 countries to join her in the global. the message has been clear for 50 years but today the voice is a louder and more insistent and. i cry change must happen now. every war makes a devastating impact on me and bars earthrise explores some of the efforts to recover what was lost from the syrian scientists safeguarding one of our most valuable resources these are important southpaws that we have to make sure there are surviving to the refugees striving to co-exist with nature ok so what's going
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