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tv   The Stream 2018 Ep 47  Al Jazeera  March 22, 2018 11:32am-12:01pm +03

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up to one thousand five hundred fighters expected to be bussed to live that's a province in the northwest of syria under the control of the opposition they will be accompanied by six thousand family members and any civilian who would want to accompany them can leave an air strike has killed at least twenty two people most of them children in syria said live province activists say the civilians were hit when they fled a school to a nearby cave after the first wave of bombs was dropped by russian jets francis former president nicolas sarkozy is under formal investigation accused of receiving it legal campaign donations from libya's leader moammar gadhafi legibly accepted millions of dollars while running for office in two thousand and seven sarkozy denies any wrongdoing. media says donald trump's about to announce fifty billion dollars worth of tariffs on products made in china at the white house has repeatedly accused china of unfair trade practices and stealing intellectual
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property ministry of commerce he said resolutely opposed this american protectionism and will act to protect its interests those are the headlines the news continues keep it here on al-jazeera the strain is next. al-jazeera is a very important source of information for many people around the world when all the cameras are gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. of a journalist that. my ministry and. i have i mean ok and you're in the stream today will the killing of a black female politician spur change in brazil will discuss the impact of rio de janeiro councilwoman franco and the issues she championed.
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she was elected in twenty sixteen and became the only black woman in rio de janeiro's city council franco a fifty eight year old human rights activist was a vocal feminist a lesbian a black brazilian born in f.l. and she will see as a rising political voice for marginalized communities of people affected by poverty and violence last wednesday shortly after leaving an event on black women's empowerment franco and her driver anderson gomez were shot to death in what officials believed to be a targeted killing franco was shot four times in the head since her death tens of thousands in brazil have protested with the intent of keeping the social issues franco cared about in the public eye so today we want to discuss the impact this story is having joining us from rio de janeiro is. a contributing editor with the intercepts brazil and south hollow activism allowed ribeiro and in austin texas
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kristen smith associate professor of african and african diaspora studies and anthropology at the university of texas austin welcome to the stream all of do you i want to start. line with the way that this. has reverberated across the world betty franco's spain was mentioned nearly a million times online you can see it on my screen here and that since her death on march fourteenth sixty percent of that traffic came from brazil the rest mean they came from the u.s. france argentina and the u.k. really showing how global this conversation has gotten i want to share a tweet with someone with you from someone who explains that this is stuff she says mary alley and anderson's daffs are so impactful because they were so brazen and cruel intentionally squandering black. excellence and hope with bullets she
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goes on to say that this killing of a black l.g. p.d.q. woman who did everything quote unquote right to employ fire marginal voices is perverse and that's why her name now uses a hashtag is resonating in brazil and i'll swear when you see the impact that mary ellen has work has had people telling these stories and sharing her work across the world what what do you think of that and why do you think that that is. yes maybe a swap a very active use for the especially for black remember back feminism resume. and you might hear lee we have been together several times for me to present a shocking. and best to not about her death but also many ways she has forced them to work off of their lives in greece you sure as late.
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are we people from two to two to speak about the police violence and about the military intervene so i think people who shoot. didn't mention how she was a part and ending better off her death in a moment that led to me many. you can say that lived in the social movement so you are several. around prosy or speaking of our. eleven history but a lot is the man but also i think. how my d.n.a. was a part and people from a fairly huge and you know how my d.l.'s was curry's just shoot speak about kind of violence and it's important to just see there in brazil you have that is eighty
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six you had to say. it's not search are a six country that was you it's not so violent racial democracy if it created it is a dia that increase your. it's not racial problem it's only a social cause the end is example of that it's racial and social problem in brazil in a country they're getting in each twenty three a young man is cured i could see. so muddy l.o.'s doing this kind of. caught our eye on and so all that's why i think people are saw your resume worse so. i am going to the streets every day to have a riyadh's in brazil organization every day because my dearly speak fight as far as the book people for the people go kill him and to be limited you have to
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maintain some other video here i want to bring in somebody from france spain germany these are people are mourning the death of basically a local power in rio kristen when you see these pictures when you heard about what happened on march the fourteenth your initial reaction was what. my my initial reaction was that i was devastated because i knew that she was much more than just a local council woman she represented in many ways the phase the kind of new global global movement against police violence she represented the face of black women is a global left feminism she represented the face of young a young black woman whose generation that's taking the lead in the fight against peach archaean white supremacy and our forms of oppression purely as an etc and so that's exactly why people around the world have really clambered in order to mourn
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her death because she was so much more than just a local councilman she really was as she was she was somebody who many of us could could relate to in the sense that she represents the the face of young black activism right now and so for example the first thing i thought about given my work around police violence was that this was this was really a message to all of us that organize against anti-black police violence and i thought about the founders of black lives matter here in the united states are black were women and so many ali was a black widow woman and so this is something that i think is so much bigger than a local issue in rio and it's very much trans national in every way and so my first reaction was really one of shock and dismay and mourning but asked so that the recognition that this was this is about something much more than
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bizarre this is about something that really ties into all of us i think of diego here on twitter what a green he says this is a turning point specifically in rio he says many of his killing was brutal and she was such a like but he goes on to say cecilia that there were massive. protests more than one hundred thousand and rio on tuesday this is a new movement and this could be bigger and some of the protests we saw in june twenty third team which were anti-government protest says it again i know that you knew many early for about nine years and you were at one of those vigils marking her death on tuesday what was sadness fear like what was what was that like for you i think that the first brought this against the as a cushion was like a big grief everybody was really sad and crying because we falco
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i it's about. we we can be the next one and was terrible but when you see the last birthday ass like yesterday you can feel that we are stronger now we are here to be the next. the next my yearly on the power so we have win money yearly. electing in two thousand and sixteen we we elect our soul in the bellows on chief. in the state close to real we have our own lean. and we have a lot of their money yelling at that oil hearing he'll he she needed so it's the time to be new money air lease on the power we lost money airlie but we are happy raising more money yearly is the this people there who
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killed money airlie maybe they think they're always just money airlie and now we can garner. daunte it's not there's a way we have more money or least gummy in the air there is election year in brazil and we these people have to be prepared to see more money years into power because we are stronger now. as want to say something in response to that i think that that's that's just absolutely great i think that this was clearly a message that was being sent to all of us that we're going to organize around these issues that all of us that are organizing for lack of into are as they're organizing against the kind of oppressors oppressive regimes of power and. contrary to what her executioners want this is not going to silence every this is just going to create more value than i love that think that's really beautiful because what
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they want is to not have any more variance with that's exactly the opposite of what they're. i wanted but i think it's a pride to say yes we are creating more ideas and so wonderful but not only. in our polity. you know. in several places and in in in several in are doing. in private works not only police force we shall know because it was you know you know after christ we need a martyr like we men. but that's in part did you see there is not easy in brazil to you know to run. and should be supported by the so yes you know we have to leave bella the song but you know part of it is say that. god only now was elected
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because of the man. to organize it to put out a catalina there just by. let us apart to parties in brazil. so we'll i'm so glad that you mentioned how difficult it is to become what she became a council woman this is a tweet we got from black women of brazil that's the handle and they say first look at the overwhelming odds of her even becoming a councilwoman in twenty six june she was one of only five black women elected to the city council out of four hundred sixty thousand candidates we also got a comment from some on the video and she talks about that didn't have a listen to many. many any smarter matters so much not only because it's an attack on brazil's democracy but also because it jeopardizes the movement for political renovation brazil has been facing the biggest corruption scandal world has for
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years hasn't hit it over a hundred. so there's really needs is for renovations and meant a really good movement because she represented black people and women were very poorly represented in congress in the federal and state governments in brazil so. it's going to be a struggle to find and that there person who is so representative recently people and who can meet renovation needed so chris and she talks about how important this was for representation purposes out of her causes what do you think this means for black women in situations like she was in seeing the work that she did. i mean i think that it's absolutely crucial because it's the kind of representation that really inspires other people to know that they can be more than what society tells them they can be i mean she was she was
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a teenage mother and she was someone who was from a partner and she was someone who was able to go to university was able to study was able to do things that black women have just been able to do in brazil especially black women from her background and i think that's absolutely critical and it's critical that just for perspective a result again i want to say it's critical trans national i mean this in so many ways she represents so many of us i was talking about her to my class which is on black women in here at u.t. the other day and i was talking about her being a teenage mother and i was talking about her growing up in a file in a working class community and i was talking about her going to university and getting her degree in sociology and then going on to run for office and all of those things and my students who are from texas and many of whom have never left texas could identify with that my black female students could identify with that
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and so what does that tell me what that tells me that this is something that there is inspiring to black women everywhere and it's something that people are going to be able to look at her and look at her memory and say this is something that i can do and i'm not going to let people who try to shut us stop me from being what i want to be and i think that's really important and but i'd ask that you know i really want to echo miller said i don't want to remain at the site i don't want to feel like everybody needs to be in the political party that running for office that's not really what this is about i think this is really about what does it mean to speak truth to power what does it mean to stand up and say no you will not shut me up you will not silence me you will not you will not get rid of my voice i can speak up and i can be counted that's really. which she represents more than just being a politician i mean i think it happened to be that politics was her way of doing her things which she could have easily chosen something out and still been in and important and it's consequential that is i want to play this for you and for our
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audience this is mary ellie's facebook page can you believe that on the day that she was murdered she did a facebook lives she streamed it and it was about the black empowerment of brazilian winning how to listen to sit in portuguese but i want you to see this a lot i did not see home video other possible vibes of full sound. and safe release review goes on greasemonkey week as if to prove it or use a vibrant face on all of the protesters and the rallies her face is there many alies face this powerful black brazilian woman. when she's knocking at the empowerment of black brazilian women to miller what is her legacy in that field because there are so many issues that should be covered and she cared for and she fought for but for black brazilian women what's her legacy. they think.
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she was very fortunate for because she was a better we're. of the origins are intersection there so my dear issue as a lesbian woman was leg woman or woman in a sure i'll also. try to create space for trance or somebody else or. we have spoke for those for a lot of. those who are assuming. it fits very her legacy it specially for you know young black women in brazil it's not sure who. to me and mario. this was very very generous for us very. and the same time she was a very kind person and i think her legacy. the way they're.
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being silenced and him are especially in the country there are women are she was traveling and should be treated as human beings so her legacy is you know far as if it's something that can not be raise it i don't know. that people are numerous you were trying to create fake news about her a lot of things they're saying about her that are not true but i had our audience feel. as as we're on it a t.v. right now what not true what's the fake means but in talking about. are they're saying that he was you know a drug dealer or something like there are she was married to their their trust cured because she wasn't for all that we have. the choir americanised zero you know it is just you know even if she writes.
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everything all of the scene there in the. can i just find her bad but it's not true trying to create. fake news about her because of the very. all. all media corporate. social we discuss service people are not enjoying. talking about money so but despite. that people are doing their legacies. you know she would be alive you know her memory in the weights against racism is. you know part of her legacy people online are telling us is the fight against corruption and specifically police corruption this is when the news and twitter who says in the case of mary allie many have rightfully argued that her murder was to send a message to poor people of color like herself and though she represented that they
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shouldn't speak up another person writes it on twitter sierra's says it's been very somber and brazil now there's still a lot of speculation as to who the message was for and what it was supposed to say speaking of the killing but mary ali's dad has also put the spotlight back on police brutality in particular against afro brazilians and residents cecilia this is one of the things that a lot of people are talking about the fight against the militarization of rio the fight against corruption in the police force where do you think that fight stands right now that important point because muddy alley has been working on the if behind the light for the last ten years. she used to work we. have to ear. here's my celebration and he was leading
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a commission that he used to investigate the healed militias here so muddy air that he used to work with this and it's important to point that milly's share it's a big it's a healed being in real it's impressive because militia here they elect their before they have b b b command shell's here sol this is a huge thing here and it's important to point that we have there's a lie in this point about militia but we have to the point that. our so used to fly. big. this war this war on drugs all of course make beaton's police austell and the drug dealers and the or corpse they was born in the same neighborhood they
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have the same they are the same kind of people they are or people living or areas so all the warring groups in real heal the same people. in the same lines are and so to say let me just share this with our audience this is again from her twitter account and she tweets the day before she was shot dead another and she tweets the day before she was shot dead another homicide of a young man who may be coming into the pm account matthews mellow was leaving the church how many more do they have to die for this war to end and then the next day she herself became a victim does or was reporting on the her death at least death last week and had a hoax had this little bite from the president of brazil have a listen to what he said about the crime around her killing brazil's president was
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quick to speak out to condemn the killing even though the two who disagreed over his recent plans to put the army in charge of security in rio de janeiro by the end of the assassinations councilman's r.t.l. and her driver and it's a google is is unacceptable miscible like every other that is that happened in rio de janiero that is truly an attack on the rule of law and on democracy has promised to carry out a full and transparent investigation to the how much transparency has there been what do you know about the circumstances of mani ali's death do you feel that the government is doing its best to keep everybody informed. and i don't believe that the government we think that we should be because it is a global demand started after call. this government if their military intervene you show me so i don't believe that they are. they are
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growing to soledad because maybe any must fight against a lot of what i did to france is to use government so. i think you. even use an aide or even. call him. and he had o'er the federal we i don't think so because it's in part as you say you know of course the military intervention presumed to start now oh yes even in your government so you must go out remember they started to. they call us a few casey units a lot of there was a dozen starts now. i hear that political right at the end of the show he said if i if i asked you in a sentence to describe the any what would be your sentence. it's a difficult question. i don't know or may be brave
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late and i wish was a very very brave man thank you so much to miller and kristen and cecilia back at the last word to black women of brazil who says mary lee gave her life to present the voice of a black woman that is rarely heard thank you very much try guess thank you for watching us here on the stream we can i will be online see you there. a new level of luxury has arrived. an experience that will transform the way you transform. our impeccable service remains but none comes from breaking.
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