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other central bankers warren buffett are effectively playing financial russian roulette right so they have gone and in there is one bullet every risk they spin the chamber they point at america's head and they pull the trigger hoping that they won't blow off the america's head and that they get to keep all the free money this day and they do that every single day and then eventually like in 2008 they blow off america's head and it will happen again and they'll say well you know we were acting in the greater good. time after time to repeat the same mantra sustainability it's very important it's accelerating the transition to sustainable transport sustainability. more equitable and sustainable . they claim their production is completely hama's.
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because. companies want us to feel good about buying their products while the damage is being done far away this is something else this was going to end even and i need. to do. readings and sal you take all right well well well welcome back hawk watchers from hiatus i hope everybody is safe and sound happy and healthy out there in news t.v. land there is there is however one group out there. we know are definitely
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not healthy and they're certainly not happy and that my friends is all of our historically racist statues and memorials here in the united states of america as activists and protesters across the nation over the last few weeks have been tearing down these idiotic idols and relics to our slave owning colonizing history much to the dismay and outrage of well i guess what those who care more about stones symbols of hate than people's flesh blood and lives never one to miss an opportunity to sound off in an election year u.s. president donald trump chimed in or rather tweeted in declaring i have authorized the federal government to arrest anyone who vandalize or destroys any monument statue or other such federal property in the united states with up to 10 years in prison who but it wasn't just the president clutching the pearls the activists gadflies and culture police from the right and even some on the left were also
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losing their collective minds on t.v. and social media over the toppling of these slave owning idols the parents of the removal of the ulysses s. grant statue was just a line too far for some pete bokes ignoring the fact that grant despite helping the when the civil war didn't fact own slaves and presided over a particularly horrific chapter of physical and cultural genocide against native americans a leftist hero he is not. and while the toppling of statues and the removal of racist flags do make for great corporate news and social media spectacles they represent just a fraction or dare i say an easy distraction from the real work that still needs to be done to destroy the institutional racism and economic injustices that gripped the united states of america real work like the kind the black labs matter activists and deep on the police proponents are doing right now just outside city
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hall in new york city the occupy city hall protesters have taken over the city hall park with the new york times noting that what started on a patch of lawn in a few square feet has now taken over most of the park and drawn extensive attention across social media they have one goal and one goal only to deep on the new york city police department to the tune of $1000000000.00 and it's there in the heart of the real fight for justice and equality that we start watching the hawks. on a city street. that is so you'd like to see that this is joyce state. rolls right great city displays systemic dissent says so but she's with the guild is.
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welcome everyone watching the i robot and in the crowd and joining us today to discuss new york city's occupy city hall movement is jamie tiber good director of development for new york city's new york communities for change thank you so much for joining us jamie a pleasure to have you on thanks for having me on today. occupy city hall is demanding a $1000000000.00 taken off the new york city police department budget that of actually not as big of an ask as one imagines given that the n.y.p.d. budget sits around $11000000000.00 jamie is there a deadline for this the funding that you're calling for and where should this money be reallocated if it isn't being taken out of the police payroll or police budgets . yes of the budget vote is actually happening right now in fact yesterday we got news that the mayor and the speaker of the council cory johnson
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have made a backroom deal with simply reshuffles $1000000000.00 divested from the n.y.p.d. and actually just how to do it under the department of education knowing that there are schools that costs and that the funding would still be as a discussion of the n.y.p.d. now the death mine is wednesday july 1st. and jamie what it's been mayor de blasio and other city officials response to your presence and city hall and the protest a man's. yes so the response to city hall has been i mean i would say i was unresponsive. you know i think they tried to have a meeting with some of the people on site and that meeting request was rejected and the people on site simply said you know i the man's you know we want you to be out of the budget we know we are you know that we want to do it. or
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rather we know that you need to defund the n.y.p.d. and so they refused to meet with them. and people have also been self organizing and different actions outside of individual city council members as well as the speaker and the mayor and i mean we haven't seen them we haven't heard from them i mean they will tweet a little bit here and there nominally supporting it but you know if we get them in person and say you know well you. actually vote no on a budget that doesn't reflect their demands. there's no nuance or you know since this push for true justice and equality began with the murder of george waterman we've been fighting for much longer than the person has really took you know really took momentum in the last few months we've seen brutal footage come out of new york city especially in recent weeks and their treatment of black lives matter protesters and other activists simply all marching what has been the police reaction to you know your occupied group so far all of
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a hamburger grows. the i mean. it's a defense 2 different questions right how have they been in general versus how are they with the people out there encampment i mean when the protests 1st began and they were incredibly aggressive. all of the protests were peaceful or they would at least be good and peaceful until a cop. and so it and what escalates there would be undercover cops actually trying to escalate i'm among people 'd. and in fact. an incarcerated person over at metropolitan detention center and some some park jamelle florida was pepper sprayed to death during the protests which then spark another wave of protests. and we are also completely unaware of the people that they did not usually you know when there's a big protest people are at least aware of their friends or loved ones that have
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ended up being arrested and they know you know which. it's so easy that they're being held that they are at least supposed to or they're at least able to have some sort of contact with them right now we have the protesters and we don't know where they are being held when they're going to get out what sort of conditions there and and this is in the middle of a pandemic. is the word could there by the way because where would these people roll up their production their 1st amendment right to protest the police response solutions but deplorable to say the least. and jamie judging by everything that's going on on the ground do you think you'll stay past the june 30th deadline if the city chooses not to be fun and why p.d. what would your next steps look like. no that's really for people to decide and i think we will know better what are the spawn should be after tomorrow we're hearing that a new budget will be proposed 11 am tomorrow i don't really know what it's going to reflect or whether they're listening to any of the people that are. you know
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protesting them you know there were individual actions last night and there were some today there will be more tonight. i don't know whether the actual split the calling camp land will remain. but the work will course continue i mean before any of the calls to the on the police were mainstream you know we already had a campaign to free them all of which is the campaigns not only free and criminalize reviver being held in your jails and prisons but anyone because we don't believe the prisons that exist there's also a campaign to cancel rents because we do not believe god promises private property should exist there's no and campaigns to fight cry that i find some being built in new york so all of that work is connected all of that work will continue rather the actual physical encampment will remain it's up to the people really jammy how
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difficult has it has this you know occupy style protest been to organize and keep going in new york and what would your advice be to others who may want to follow in your free speech what steps and say in other cities across the country and their efforts to try to beep on the police you know do these encampments with these occupy style protest work and how difficult are they to kind of get everyone together and get everyone on the same page. i mean i think what's important to remember inside the thing can't win is just one of them and he talked with that are happening parallel and simultaneously i think one good thing about an encampment and i knew think the term encampment instead of occupation because. there was a teachin at city hall where folks talked about the colonization and the fact that you know every inch of the united states is occupied territory and why the term occupy is a bit of a problem and so to respect those missions of people on site i'm using encampment i
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think the plus side of an encampment is that we are physically there outside of city hall and so they simply cannot ignore us they cannot say that no one cared they cannot say that people didn't demand them of something. i think it was easier for new york. of. as quickly as it did because we do have a history of encampments in new york of course most notably occupy wall street but even after that and before that there were smaller encampments you know outside of governor cuomo those office or wells fargo bank during the standing rock protests. and so there were already i think a network of people who you know how those set of infrastructure who were aware of you know land laws like street laws sound laws so that we would be abiding by you know at least some sort of like wallace so that there is no unnecessary reason for
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the police to escalate. and you know different people in nearby offering their bathrooms bring their you know lobbies i think a lot of this was possible because we had a reading such a good infrastructure gel support during the protests i mean people even had a court of parties that they were able to donate to us. so i think. for other places that might want to take this on or model themselves after this is you know really think about whether it's strategic use of your time. and what sort of escalation are you trying to do is you know a location like city hall you've been very little to do. you know do you have a good number of people who can get the word out and mobilize people are there enough networks of people that are organized to be able to sustain it and at the answers to those questions i know i would i think you know advise against it and focus on other types of direct action be very an occupation or it is very
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solemn sage advice and thank you so much for all the good work you're doing out there once again jamie tiber thank you so much. all right as we go to break remember that you can also start watching the hawks on the manager of the brand new portable t.v. ad which is available now on all platforms you have no excuse but to get it coming up for me to cross a bridge down the st because they are dangerous response to the deform police movement in her city a member of the rachel brothers blevins brings us the latest on the controversy and questions surrounding russian boundaries in afghanistan and boys don't want to miss this stateroom to watch in the whole.
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50 ford. jets and more than 1300 military personnel are headed to air force base in alaska where is that to say come on i'll show you what's the reason for any type of enhanced u.s. military presence in this area russia. what is it suddenly about the south china sea that makes it so that it 11000000000 barrels of oil. you take a look at this map who really owns what kind of says no it belongs to us india says no we claim that that belongs to us both of these countries have nuclear weapons capabilities there is reason for concern so that's why we're going to drill down on the story for you today right here on the news with rick sanchez where you know as we always like to say we do believe by golly it's time to do news again.
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the world is driven by dreamers shaped by person. thinks. we are here to ask. calls to defund the police are mounting with protestors across the u.s.
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may. king moves to show not only how brutal police interactions often are with blacks but also how much city budgets over spend on police departments in the wake of george floyd's death at the hands of minneapolis police just last month protestors are calling for changes in police behavior and advocating for something many find a bit more radical defunding the police or cutting the budgets and reallocating some police function to fulfil services health and economic development some cities are answering the call new york mayor bill de blasio pledged to shift in y.p. budget to use in social services los angeles mayor eric garcetti bouts of call 150000000 from the l.a.p.d. to fund health care jobs and peace and others philadelphia canceled a planned $19000000.00 increase for the police department and shifted $14000000.00 of the police budget elsewhere including affordable housing but not every city is welcoming shifting police funds st louis missouri is on the defense in
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a big way st louis mayor little crew things went well on race stoking the flames of hate and putting a target on the backs of protesters in a facebook live appearance seen by thousands crewdson was asked about a meeting she'd had with protesters at city hall after grabbing papers and reading through a litany of activists request she became agitated at how they wanted police budget spent crewdson went on to announce the names and home addresses of those seeking to defund the police the video has since come down and kristen has apologized after the a.c.l.u. civil rights groups activists and elected officials far and wide condemned her. is it so wrong to ask that $15000000.00 go to non-profits with a history of violence reduction like your violence is it wrong to ask that $60000000.00 go to health and human services apparently mayor cruz and believes so and castigated protesters who met her with ernest to reach middle ground in the resources communities need the most instead of hearing them out in meeting them
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where they were she decided to declare war against. i mean is this the age of the idiot politician because i. do something like i remember when politicians used to be afraid to offend the popular member when they used to be like well i don't want to say this word because that might be offense or i don't want to do this stupid thing because i don't want to now it seems like oh you're absolutely correct parties have gotten way too powerful and elected officials aren't necessarily as afraid of the public as they probably used to be when it came to them getting removed at the ballot box that we're seeing them go all out and do things that we probably wouldn't seen just a few years ago gerrymandering ladies and gentlemen that's why you get politicians not afraid of losing elections you know i've been the why is the from the police scene is so radical why is this being seen as like some major and saying crazy thing by by a small section of the public and elected officials because of the narrative the
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american public and some elected officials have developed around policing the idea is this law and order capitalism type society where people are ok with blowing up police budgets because they assume that this is for the safety of the community what we know is that over the past 1520 years violent crime has gone down dramatically and there is no correlation with the extra cost of police budgets to the reduction of violent crime what we have seen is the areas that have strong health and human services areas that have hospitals clinics strong mental health support areas that have afterschool programs that young people can get involved in areas with strong economic development typically don't have high rates of violence we know that so it's not be the influx of police budgets or paying them or putting more into the budgets and be mindful it's not for the police themselves when the secondary argument is you're taking money from police officers who are putting their lives on the line with the bloated police budgets and the increase in those police budgets police officers themselves have not seen increases in their salaries
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so this isn't going to pay the police officer little bait and switch or it's like oh you're going to hurt them down. actually you know they're going to be where they were you know another thing to add on to that i think would help curb violence across the board and justify and get rid of the bloated police budgets that we're seeing is why don't we end the war on drugs at this point why don't we decriminalize and the war on drugs because look most gang right gang violence points to chicago where there's always been people being killed over again but if you have the war on drugs then there's no more violence because the ones up the fight over anything you know you get rid of that section of the shadow economy and you're absolutely correct what people fail to realize is that a lot of the bloated budgets we're seeing now are part and parcel of the world drugs that were so much money millions billions in some cases thrown at cities to combat the war on drugs specifically for low level and in many cases nonviolent crimes that you're talking about people who had small small possession of weed and we see that these bloated budgets continued and it's frustrating because even
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though we're now we're in this era of criminal justice reform there's still a mindset that we should fund these budgets at astronomical rates and it's something that a lot of people get an easy about when you talk about reallocating that funding to anything it runs away a lot of like how they talk about the defense department oh no you can't take any money away from this and that hurts that we only see the world through you know you were saying earlier today that most crimes are never actually reported to police and crime was very rarely solved actually this is the interesting part so we talk about violent crime going down violent crime has gone down by 51 percent since 1993 but so public perception has never really matched the data beyond that most crimes most even violent crimes are not actually ever reported to the police only 43 percent are in of those crimes less than 46 percent of all crimes reported to the police are ever cleared so the police are actually capturing anyone and they are actually really solving or getting to the bottom of the majority of things that they are actually called for so the idea that there is some law and order. behind
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the policing departments is a fallacy once you pay. back the onion and look at the data that is so true and what really also kind of bothers me this too as i understand as well police are also put under that pressure show me results politicians always run on tough on crime if you don't show me the results then we're going to cut your budget going to cut so that's where you get a lot of these things where you see him evidence being planted you're seeing you know cases being solved you're seeing that thing happen because of what happens world they put all this pressure on members solve cases because the politicians promise a lot of crime lying to the public when crime is already falling exactly it's an easy thing that a lot of people love to vote and say they reduce in crime but it's something that was happening years ago years ago. u.s. president donald trump it's once again on the defense trumps claiming he was not made aware of a report that russian g.r.u. units paid taliban militants to kill u.s. troops in afghanistan this comes on the heels of a report stating that trump knew about the bounty operation it's turning into
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a game of he said she said pretty quickly as trump continues to deny knowledge yet intelligence officials told the new york times in the associated press that the president was briefed hits unpack this is r.t. america correspondent rachel blevins welcome rachel thank you so much for having me . so. what is the official word yeah that's been from all sides raising we've heard president come out and say that he denies this report he denies of course that he was briefed and his claim that he made on twitter was really interesting because he went on to say that he talked to intelligence officials and they claim that they decided not to brief him on it because they saw the claims and they didn't think that they were credible and then of course he went on to go after the new york times claiming that they just wanted to publish this because they don't like him you know in this kind of diver that you take and it's interesting because then we see the response from russia and a spokesperson for president putin spoke out of and he said that he also denies these claims he denies that russia was involved in any of this and then he also
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went after the new york times by saying that they have published a numb. for a false report specifically about russia in recent years now it's interesting because when we look at this article that was published by the times we see that they actually admit that the taliban also denies these claims even though the taliban was the group that was supposed to be carrying out these attacks and paid to carry out because attacks in the 1st place you know we have the taliban coming out and calling these accusations false and baseless interesting and interesting smells very familiar territory one of most claims are made by intelligence officials what were the specific claims made by the new york times in the water but you say that they were told by these once again intelligence officials raised that they have this article is published in which they claim that the united states had proof as early as january there russia was actively paying taliban linked militants to target u.s. coalition sources and they say that at least one american died as a result i want to take a look at these claims and how they source them specifically because also
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interesting part here so they go on to say that they claim their report is based on conversations with anonymous american intelligence officials they say those officials have made their intelligence assessment based on interrogations of captured afghan militants which means that they were under duress when they allegedly claim the attacks were carried out by taliban militants now they claim that russia's motive for doing this would have been that the u.s. was actively having peace talks with the taliban and that they wanted to keep the war in afghanistan going but when we look at what russia was actually doing during that time in 2019 we see that russia was on the forefront of pushing for peace in afghanistan they actually had delegates from both the taliban and the afghan government come to moscow to have meetings to talk about ways to pursue peace in the country and russian officials were speaking out and saying look this isn't going to happen through military force this is something that is going to take diplomatic talks so we're not seeing any evidence here that russia was the one
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wanting the afghanistan war to continue going on but at the same time when we look back at 29. we see that the united states was ramping up bombing campaigns in afghanistan at levels that we hadn't seen in over a decade and at the same time they were also killing more civilians in the country than the taliban was right and that's that's a lot to unpack that's fascinating and once you talk about the level of duress that was probably you know being undertaken at the time that kind of killed the rest of the story for me at that point you say whatever we all knew that and the thing for me too is it's always something whenever you see like the washington post or a lot of these media things saying oh we confirm this it usually means they went to the same anonymous officials to say hey is what you told the new york times accurate yeah it is you know up to wait and see and see what actually comes out what evidence is actually produced at the end of the day to back up the claims rachel always a pleasure of course thank you so much thank you already everybody that is our show for you today remember in this world we're not told but we're loved the tell you all i love you i robot and. keep on watching all those hawks out there and have
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a great day and. the rest in charging you claim that you're free and if you turn what about the timing and the specific indictments what kind of a defense can be expected is a deal in the current. justice fisa. bill no crime. no shots. actually felt. a strong.
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