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exploited and destroyed for profit and left behind this poverty farm animal devastation and so you see things like voter suppression building more prisons you see gerrymandering all sorts of democratic like this is well in the world are well into. question. greetings and sal you take us as we stand in the afterglow of the democratic party's great vice president's election extravaganza warmed by the burning embers of a crumbling republic that now gives us voters the most exquisite of candidates to
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choose from this november either me a liberal pro wall street corporate yes folks like biden and harris. or the narcissistic be fuddled flag humping sexist racist want to be strong men that is why our great president donald trump it's important for us not to forget that ultimately it's the u.s. military industrial complex that calls most of the shots here in washington no matter who occupies the white house and this military empire built on u.s. taxpayer dollars is still wreaking havoc in the name of fighting the fighting a terror over the world over particularly on the great continent of africa in fact according to a new investigation by south africa's mail and guardian in just 2019 alone u.s. special forces operations were deployed in 22 african countries countries like algeria botswana burkean a cape barren bay chad djibouti egypt ethiopia gonna kenya libya
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madagascar mali mara tanya niger nigeria senegal somalia tanzania and tunisia. and that more than 14 percent of u.s. commandos deployed overseas in 2019 were sent to africa that's the largest percentage of any region in the world except for the greater middle east all of this in the name of this supposed war on terror that was started almost 20 years ago 20 years and 3 presidents ago that has no clear end in sight and it appears that u.s. africa command or africa for short hasn't exactly been the best of houseguests in these 22 african major ins not only has violence spiked in africa since the us military came to its shores and that's according to one of the pentagon's own actual studies but we can even treat the ceremonial podio what we've been treat the
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ceremonial poto out gifts we received from host nations with this respect as nick turse lays out military documents show that former africa chief general thomas wall houser regularly put gifts he received from african leaders into the trash the tunisian peace tree a ceremonial sword from djibouti depends cheap a plaque from the tunisian army's chief of staff all thrown right into the gutter. seems the u.s. military is the cousin eddie of our national lampoon of a foreign policy in africa which means i think it's time to start watching the hawks. on a cd you straight you want to be there so you can see this is this you always state. rice is crazy see this least systemic deception is
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complete show which is so. welcome we're going to watching. you know me so when we look at $22.00 countries out of the entire continent of africa we're seeing u.s. special forces deployed and is the war on terror really so great that we need to be in 22 countries of africa because in my mind i think that's 22 too many my swift answer is absolutely not i am searching for justification because that's almost 2 dozen countries and the reality here is there honestly isn't a justification there isn't one that it's being given and other than just pilfering away resources and trying to take advantage of africa in the way that the u.s. has always done it i don't see any other necessity for having that that much of a presence there it really does boggle the mind and i think the i think it all 'd gets routed back to the war on terror at the end of the day is that we have we have
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essentially sent our troops all over the world under the guise of fighting the war on terror or a war that like i said is about almost 20 years old and there is no how do you win terror and what do we have to show for it the biggest argument has always been that the war on terror was a farce to begin with but in addition to that we've been trying to fight in idiology militarily which we would never win and it's pressure rating because the more we go down this path and we see. needed ministration after administration there is no end in sight no and this is like a left right problem because look i mean at the end of the day the afrikan ramped up during the obama administration trump has shown no signs of slowing it down i mean we've heard some rumbling on the hill earlier this spring of like oh we need to draw africa back but then you then you had bipartisan senators come through your congressman come through and say no no no we need to prevent that and to me it's like yes it's a reflection of like when you really strip it away it's
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a reflection of china is there russia is there we've got to have a presence there but rather than coming in and building infrastructure and trying to you know help assist african nations it seems all we can do is drop bombs and cause violence and militarizing the developing world has never been a great idea to what you what you mentioned a moment ago we know that there are severe structural issues and things that we could actually assist in through funding models through mechanisms that help to provide more education there's so many different things and even helping them to amass more of their vital resources not meeting pilfering them off and selling them and collecting the money ourselves but making sure that it actually goes back to the people who live in the region i think that there is so much that we could be doing that would actually benefit them and we're just not seeing that i want to bring in the member of the corded committee for the black alliance for peace mr net for freeman spent a lot of time researching africa in in the continent of africa and he believes very
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strongly that we should be pulling out what is the real reason the united states military is so why are they so interested in africa why are you a sports special forces now operating in 22 different countries there as recently as 2019. but man are i will have a little technical difficulties thanks to the lovely world of covert. hopefully meds will be back with us and we can continue to. conversation one of the things i also want to get into not just with with nothing but due to this report that came out of the intercept by mr turbo this before. it blows my mind the we're throwing away these gifts you know that when you look at these 2 documents and papers that was probably freedom information act of says your gift after dipped after dip was ended up trash no they got ahold of the intercept of those articles published and said well no it's not just present kind of how but they didn't offer
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the intercept any proof to say what actually happened to these gifts is that just kind of the ultimate spit in the i mean you know we all know that like as the leaders are you know we're doing these kind of things and the gibson should treat them respectfully for the photo op and things like that but roman the trash when you get home it seems ringback like there are so many other things you could do with this and i think that it is a slap in the face it's extremely disrespectful it's also one of those things where i question how how what is what is the value that you have when you receive a gift and then you get rid of it in that manner because there is a lot of hoopla after gifts are received oftentimes and like you said there's the photo op sometimes there's a release there's a lot that comes along with that the words they give to just magically disappear you know i mean i remember when my father was governor you know he'd have to accept official gifts from what different groups of things are but i mean these are you know. these are the times leaders meeting with our leaders saying hey here is token of our esteem bank you for bringing even if they didn't want to hear a secret isn't that also part of a diplomatic strategy that the whole point is that you've done something that
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they've been positive you guys are working together so now i'm going to give whatever this thing is to you that means something great to my nation what does it say when you are just willing to toss it away bad mojo bad mojo i haven't heard he threw away gifts from current u.s. senators including the us. you can even. u.s. secretary of state might pump aoe is now floating the idea of imposing sanctions against following the state's heavy handed response to opposition protests which authorities. now confirm has led to 2 deaths during an interview with radio free europe pump aosta both sanctions and trade penalties were on the table as washington's response to the crackdown he also suggested the u.s. could halt oil shipments to the eastern european nation it's interesting because the last time the u.s. scaled back penalties was 2015 after bellers president alexander lukashenko freed a number of political prisoners there are to use donald courtier brings us the
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story. in bello roosts having the title but to go or daddy means you've got the most populist position in the entire post soviet sphere and for the recently reelected president alexander look at shank oh he's held the position for decades. he lives who shot the russians have to hold on to even in the most critical situation as a drowning man who catches the straw that you just took my racing to be 90 percent tomorrow will be with you likely you'll know it is not for you to decide for. themselves i envy myself i am the last and i don't need to tell you.
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i'm not going to hold this position for a lifetime as soon as the people refuse my services i'll take my bag under my arm and i'm gone. i was on board the populist train before it was cool before politicians like steve bannon and donald trump probably even knew the meaning of the word one of his most recent populist stunts involved the dismissal of bell or agricultural minister after the minister's cows failed to gain approval. what did you. bring me here so why now tell the security service to put you in handcuffs if the person does not understand that this is auschwitz and you put him in charge of the holding people who did not understand you were to. as a man of inspections meetings with bureaucrats and reprimands of government officials when the cameras are watching of course this puts a smile on the faces of ordinary people who struggle daily with bureaucratic red tape it's also the main reason why they call lucas shank obama for many baka is
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also a strong man who created an enclave of the soviet union within europe it's been a popular stance for years but now look at those image is facing some big problems . sure look i shan't go claims he won the election it seems like the security forces are on his side and for a while he only faced small pockets of pro western opposition but based on the brutality used by the police to control the situation arrests made of journalists and the death of a protester it seems like the entire country's view of the government is definitely turning sour.
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that it's possible lucas shank goes recent anti russia statements alley and made it his main base of support those who want closer cooperation with belarus is eastern neighbor we need to address the russian media to say you know incidents if you would you need to get into the situation with dignity you know you'll see good we have no gold to discredit the country close to us arresting russian journalists didn't help the situation either. but alas he's always been europe's last dictator even look at himself said he knew people would dispute the election results whatever the case the belorussian president will need to father more support if he wants to remain at the head of the table. all right and we're going to break remember that you can also start watching the hawks on demand through the brand new portable t.v. app which is available on all platforms all platforms you have no excuse not to
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pick it up once again portable t v good stuff definitely check it out all right coming up for the 1st time in history you missed so you know this providing aid to us children and then my friends are to america sports producer regina ham has the latest on the n.c.a.a. versus kobe had 19 and how that is actually also affecting the united states journalists who do not want to miss this so definitely my friends stay tuned. i don't. even some of my friends cuttin dishes or if you're me. if you don't have
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a mouse you by going by each. moment. now i realize it's not going to. change your whole life change. illustrations but it's split this time not just get up but just tell us. which that . week. first year march i'm going to be cheerful. for the. post but if.
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you push the march think it's more some. was a pandemic no certainly no board is obliged to nationalities. so much. we don't like seem to be sitting. in. judgment commentary close as it is this until. we can do better we should. everyone is contributing way. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we're in it together.
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extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere famous words uttered by guy in diplomat former secretary general of the united nations and nobel peace prize winner hope you're not. his powerful words continue to resonate across the globe the united nations children's fund for unicef it was special program of the un devoted to aiding national efforts to improve health nutrition education and the general welfare of our children a huge undertaking especially in a world where the child poverty rates continue to explode and the coronavirus pandemic is only making things worse but when most people think of unicef and child
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poverty they picture underdeveloped nations in south and central america or even africa if you look to the developed world but in the middle child poverty also exists in the richest nation on earth according to a report by the national center for children in poverty 15000000 children in the us live in families with incomes below the poverty line and that's why unicef is launching its 1st ever aid program for u.s. children the agency will be investing 1000000 dollars this year one of the mission is to help u.s. cities become more child friendly cities like houston minneapolis and san francisco were the 1st to commit to the program maryland's prince george's county is said to be the next in line and if you're still wondering why unicef is investing in america look no further than us that usa is president and c.e.o. michael mina's for your answer quote children in our country don't fare as well as children in other wealthy countries around the world so we have a lot of work to do then you magnify the reality of that with the covert crisis and
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the issues of racial injustice and you say something's wrong. well a lot of something is wrong $40000000.00 american families receive food stamps and if it assistance just to provide a basic meal for their kids for america to even come close to the exceptionalism our leaders spouse state local and federal governments need to do more to support the nation's most vital resource its children who are couldn't agree with you more blows my mind that i would live long enough to see you having to come to the us and feed children here and i think it really shows what we've been seeing over the last few years with your words since coburn started what a lot of us have been kind of yelling from the whole tops for a long time was there are serious problems with poverty in this country that nobody seems to want to really tackle for decades report after report i don't honestly know how much our nation's leaders as well as state and local leaders need to see before they recognize the child poverty isn't just an informational that we see of
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children in india or children in the middle east it's happening right here and many of those children are in our nation's public schools my hometown of chicago for instance chicago public schools has over 60 percent of its young people living below the poverty line these are students who qualify for free or reduced lunch these are students who had to have a meal since of them after you know covert hit and they were no longer in the classroom because there was no food in their homes so when we talk about this we also also have to take into consideration what's happening in the united states because our child poverty rate isn't getting any smaller despite a lot of the argument we've heard from president trump prior to 1000 about how great our economy is and to be honest a lot of the a lot of information that america and american media happens to project towards other nations that our country is so rich that our country is doing so well and if you come from minority background you live in an underprivileged community you're an immigrant you know that that story is not the story that you your family or
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those neighborhood actually live at all and even those coming from rural communities i mean those major food doesn't sell their you know it's you know so. i'm actually going to help i mean it is a $1000000.00 seems like a low number to me it doesn't i think it's extraordinarily low i'm also interested in why the cities got chosen that didn't and what that what their framework was but i do think we have to start somewhere because from what i've been researching what unicef is trying to do is to help to bolster state and local governments to actually not only pay attention to these issues but to also recognize that what poverty actually means for young people it's not just about families not being able to pay their bills though that's extremely important what it also means is that students young people they lack the social skills they end up not being able to be a part of certain groups in many cases they're disadvantaged at levels in their education they don't have the early childhood education experiences that other students do they lose out when it comes to health outcomes a lot of them will have shorter lifespans than people who didn't grow up in poverty and that creates that kind of cyclical nature of what poverty constantly creating
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more poverty because of as you laid out if you're if you're facing that just trying to get out of being a child you know just trying to go from childhood to adult you're never going to do that it just creates a never ending cycle but then spreads like a disease like tragically like a disease because we don't have the infrastructure we don't have the money going into those poor communities and investment real investment going into those areas to build wealth and you're right because it is something that you hit on earlier it's not just urban areas and people think about your detroit your chicago's this and things like that it's also happening in a lot of rule country areas around the country so you have the black gap the white gap and we're talking about rule areas you also have it with latinos the immigrant community i grew up in poverty had a very high aces it's the score it's the adverse childhood experience of schools do it across the country and they basically mark your child. to make sure you know they are on the right track based on the types of environments they grew up in and if you are a student who is low income and your student a single parent household someone who has an incarcerated parent things like that
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your scores tend to grow go up because they predict whether or not you're going to potentially have a harder time. as you reach adulthood i. definitely got to get on that because the last thing i want to see right now is a tori amos video with the kid you know making me say. in the. pope at 19 is changing business as we know it with over 30000000 americans unemployed and no indian site frustrations are understandably high in few industries seem to be insulated from the blows and america's favorite respite sports looks taking the heat from stadiums without scheduling interruptions and seasons with false starts the pain just keeps coming and if you're an m.b.a. sideline reporter or have a coveted sports news contract with n.b.c. or one of your locals your job is that stake in b.c. sports regionals are signaling a move away from sideline reporters as layoffs mount and the athletic a popular subscription based sports news website is also making cuts here to tell
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us more is r t 4 producer regina hamm talk of atlanta hello. these cuts the dismembering mentioning that all goes right back to this whole issue with college football and these players are kind of standing up for themselves and we might have seasons we might not have seasons and this is and you know we don't know what's happening with pro sports so we best kind of playing you know the. look i have to ask. is it surprising that this college football season is feeling the effects of covert 19 and i know a lot of players want to play it but they're also saying we need safe conditions what do you think the repercussions of all this is going to be so the big 10 announced tuesday they've decided we're not going to play ball sports apparel father that followed later in the day they did say including their phosphors that also means basketball so that's a whole nother beast for another day but you're looking at these big power 5 concerts they have massive t.v. deals they have thousands of fans even the student athletes this affect them
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significantly there's always questions about what will my eligibility be what's going to happen to mice. would you give me questions whether athlete being told hey we're not play the other 5 constancy s.e.c. big 12 in a sea of decide you know we're going to forge ahead the seed met today to discuss some of these ideas they've all been relying on medical experts but it's interesting the medical experts the big 10 and the 12 have relied on the z c the f.c.c. the big 12 they have their own obviously why are they not coming to the same consensus in wisconsin head coach paul crist on tuesday after his announcement had some really interesting thing things to say so let's take a listen to that. i think every one of us knew that this was one of the possibilities. you know just this morning we didn't know or you know guys we just want to know you know and as a show i think that. we don't. see
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a lot of coach speak there but he's right they just want to know what trevor lara from clemson he did highlight the hash tag we want to play with a list of demands it hopefully will see in the future and regina with college football and college sports in general being affected one thing that has not been as much in the headlines is these other sports jobs and how they're going to be affected by kobe 19 is this going to change the media landscape or sports journalists absolutely we're concerned about that before all of this one sports town in march that locker room is already reliving the access to their team reporters so not your be reporters for locals or regionals just people who already work for the team that cover this material so now you're seeing with n.b.c. sports you had n.b.c. sports boston n.b.c. sports philadelphia dozens of people laid off from their jobs that have been there for 1617 years and you're seeing that change because now you're still seeing you don't need as many people because hey what's around what's there to see and when it comes to silent quarters you look at that affecting women because really here is i reporters you get men they're usually in the booth but
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a lot of reporters are women so you're going to see less opportunities for women in sports to advance with the lack of these jobs and it's sad and they had to work hard to get those jobs to regina thank you so i mean they had to climb a mountain just to get on the side of the very tall mountain ridge and thank you so much hopefully good news will be coming soon from you when we go to sports always a pleasure having you on all right everybody about is our job to be remembered one in this world we are not told the love the know so i tell you all i love you. and i'm in the shop people watching all those talks out there and have a great day and night everybody. as the u.s. economy was booming growing numbers of people when they need us. you can work 40 hours 'd a week and still not have enough to get housing everybody believes america still is the leader of it's your. we're not financially equality and the lack of affordable
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housing or living minimum wage gave many people no choice. just been a problem with the city. told me stay away i don't hold this. because that requires. the most vulnerable and abandoned on the streets to become invisible to us. the world is driven by shaped by. the day or thinks. we dare to ask.
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the sudden fullest and illegal takeover of a government by a small group. so rather than revolutionaries or soldiers conduct small groups the corporations when you have a tiny group of people who have all the power you have to have some means to make sure the rest of us don't get together and talk about. police or sacrifice some. places that capitalism exploited and destroyed for profit and left behind misery poverty environmental devastation and so you see things like voter suppression building more prisons you seem gerrymandering all sorts of undemocratic practices for wealth in that world for well focused world and there's no question that the.
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