tv The Stream 2018 Ep 47 Al Jazeera March 22, 2018 5:32pm-6:01pm +03
and travel to italy province at least five people are reported to been killed dozens of others injured after a car bomb exploded in somalia's capital mogadishu it happened tell frequented by politicians somali officials and international employees nigeria's government says that most of the one hundred ten schoolgirls who were abducted by boko haram fighters last month are now free a few though remain missing goza been brought to the capital budget to meet the president and ministers who negotiated the release workers in france demonstrating against president manual micron's reforms for the public sector thousands of teachers railway hospital and airport workers are marching in rallies organized by trades unions they're angry at proposed changes to working conditions and benefits the strike will see train of flight cancellations at the closure of some schools russia's ambassador to the u.k. has suggested that britain has stores of the nerve agent that was used to poison a former russian spy and his daughter both countries continue to argue over the
attack itself in england earlier this month russia says that britain's foreign secretary boris johnson is poisoned with hatred for comparing the country to hitler's germany because here the news group is a little over twenty five minutes on al-jazeera right after today's edition of the stream next. there were seven candidates vying for egypt's presidency. there are just two and with president abdul fattah el-sisi poised for his second term international rights groups are calling this election. we'll bring you the latest coverage and analysis of the egypt election. of a journalist you know. what i mean. i have i mean ok and you're in the stream today will the killing of a black female politician spur change in brazil well discuss the impact of rio de janeiro councilwoman mary ellen franco and the.
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 africa she was seen 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 and 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 activist jimmy lauder barrow and in austin texas kristen smith associate professor of african and african diaspora studies and anthropology at the university of texas austin welcome to the stream all of you i want to start. line with the way that this. has reverberated across the world betty franco steam 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 mainly 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
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 jimmy when you see the impact that mary-alice 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 women back feminism rizzio. and you might hear lee we have been together several times for me to present a shocking. and they're separate to not about her death but are so many ways she has forced them to work off of their lives in greece you sure as the way.
we eat people from two to two to speak about the police violence and about the military intervene so i think people who shoot it. didn't mention how she was a part and ending better off her death in a moment there can be many groups. you can say that only did this social movement so ya or several. around prissy or speaking of our. eleven history for a lot of artists the man but also i think. our my d.n.a. was a part and people from a fairly huge and you know how my d.l.'s was cory's just shoot speak about this kind of violence and it's important to just see their resume you have that is
eighty six you had to say. it's not search a racist country that resume it's not so vile and racial democracy if it created it is a year that increase your. it's not racial problem it's only a social media and it's acceptable 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 many l.o.'s doing discourage not just caught our eye on us so all that's why i think people are so you brazil are so. i'm going to the streets every day i have to riyadh's in brazil organization every day because my dear he speaks don't fight as far as the book people for the people go kill him and to be limited you have to 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 black global global movement against police violence who represented the face of latham and 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 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 we are women and so miley 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 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 the atmosphere 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
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 so in belo result in chief. in the state close to real we have our own lean. and we have a lot of their money yelling at that oil hitting he or he she is needed here so it's the time to be new money air lease on the power we lost money
but we are happy raising more money yearly it's the this people there who killed money airlie maybe they think they're all with 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 make 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 money and i love that think that's really beautiful because what 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 quality. you know. in several places and in several in our doing. in product works not only police force because it was you know you know of course we needed more or less we had men in these being elected but that's in part did you see there is not easy in brazil to you know to run. and to be supported by the so as to see that we have
a kind of bellotti song but you know part of it is say that i heard it earlier but only now was elected because of the man. to organize it to put out a catalina there just. to 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 or political innovation reason has been facing the biggest corruption scandal world has for
years hasn't hit it over a hundred. in brazil really needs is political renovation and she 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 are some who is so representative of recently people and who can meet renovation. 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 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 in 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 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 represents more than just being our tissue i mean i think it happened to be that politics was her way of doing her things but she could have easily chosen something out and still be in it and
important and it's consequential that is i want to play this for you and for our audience this is mary ellie's facebook page can you believe that on the day that she was murdered she did a facebook live she streamed it and it was about the black empowerment of brazilian women have a listen to this it's important but i want you to see this a lot of the aussie home video also provides us full. and so ladies review the laundries morning when. you or your vibrant face on all of the protesters and the rallies her face is there many alies face this powerful white brazilian woman. when she is looking at the empowerment of black brazilian women jimmer what is her legacy enough filled because of so many issues that she covered and she care for and she fought for but for black brazilian women
what's her legacy. they think. she was very part of the foreigners because she was a better we're. part and see our future section there so my dear as well as one woman suarez legwarmers woman initial are also. try to create space for trance people so my dear he she is op. we have spoken but a lot of there it was you are assuming it is well so it fits very her legacy specially for our young and young black women in brazil it's not to be threatening and my d.h. was very very venice for us very. young and the same time sure as a very kind person and i think her legacy. the way they're.
being silenced and him are especially in the country they're better women are she was traveling and should be treated as human beings so her legacy is you know far as it's something that can martin be raise it i'm sure. that people are numerous you are trying to create fake news about her a lot of things they are saying about her that are not true but i had our audience speak. as as we're on it at a t.v. right now what's not true what's a fake needs but he talking about. are there saying that he was you know a drug dealer or something like their car she was married to their their trust killed because she was and for all that we have. the choir americanised zero
you know he just you know even if i'm wrong but. every all of the scene there in the. can i just find her bad but it's not true trying to create. a fake news about her because of the very. all. all media. search and we discuss everything people are not enjoying. all. is talking about so but despite. that few people are doing. 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 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. years.
here is my celebration and he was leading a commission there to use to investigate the healed militias here so muddy air we used to work with this and it's important to point there me leadership it's a big it's a healed being in real it's impressive because militia here they elect to be all they have be command shills here sol this is a huge thing here and it's important to point there we have this lie in this point about militia but we have to point there might be our also used to fire. big as this war are those war on drugs of course it's make beaton's about our police cops our school and the drug dealers and the or corpse they
was born in the same neighborhood they have the same they are the same kind of people they are or are people leaving or areas so all the wiring groups in real heal the same people in the in the in the same lines are and so 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 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 valley alleys death last week and had a huckster at 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
quick to speak out to condemn the killing even though the to have disagreed over his recent plans to put the army in charge of security in rio de janeiro. the assassination of councilman r.t.l. and her driver and to google his is unacceptable miscible like all the other murders that happened in rio de janeiro is truly an attack on the rule of law and on our democracy has promised to carry out a full and transparent investigation. how much transparency house what do you know about the circumstances of my staff do you feel that the government is doing its best to keep everybody informed and i don't believe that the government we. should be because this is what we started after coop discovered. in military interrogation you know so i don't believe that they are. they are growing to soledad
because maybe any must fight a past a lot of politics. is government so i think you. even use i mean you know even. in the you know it. i don't think so because it's in part to say you know of course the military intervention presume to start yes even in your government so you must remember they started to. they call us occasionally you need a lot of there was a dozen starts now. that would be quite right at the end of the show he said if i if i asked you in a sentence to describe what would be your sentence. it's a difficult question. i don't know maybe
they don't know she was a very very very brave and thank you so much jim miller and kristen and cecilia let me get the last word to black women of brazil who says mary gave her life to present the voice of a black woman that is rarely heard thank you very much try gas thank you for watching us here on the stream lake and i will be online see you back.
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