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believe that it has failed the people's cuba, they deserve freedom. they deserve a government that supports them. whether that is making sure they have health and medical supplies access to vaccines, or whether they have economic opportunity and prosperity, the demonstrations in florida and across the country likely to continue even as the pressure on the, by the ministration to directly help the cuban people grows. or cuban american c then is an opportunity one that hasn't presented itself in decades. many here who have family on the island say if the cuban people are brave enough to take the streets, then the u. s. government should back them. what form that takes is unknown, but the refrain here is the time to help is now and the galaxy august era. miami, florida. ah. hello again. i'm fully battle with the headlines on al jazeera 126 people have been
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confirmed dead and more than a 1000 are still missing in the front of ravaged western europe, raging waters and land slides have devastated entire communities, washing away houses and destroying businesses. south africa, as president says, the week of violence and looting in which at least 212 people were killed, was planned and coordinated. serial on the post says, security forces. i've identified 12 ring leaders it is clear now that the events of the past week were nothing less than a deliberate, a co ordinated, and a well planned attack on our democracy. the constitutional order of our country is under threat. the current instability and ongoing incitement to violence constitutes a direct contravention of the constitution of our country. and the rule of law
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the u. k. has reported its highest number of nicole the 19 cases in more than 6 months. they were close to $52000.00. you infections on friday comes days before the government plan to relax, restrictions on english, palms, restaurants, and nightclubs, and current of eyes cases are also rising in all your states and officials say the surge is largely in and vaccinated people. infections are up 70 percent in the last week and death have jumped by 26 percent. the outbreaks are focused in areas with no vaccination rates. meanwhile, los angeles county is again making mask mandatory wear wearing masks, mandatory endorsed. from this weekend. many universities are only letting fully innoculated staff and students return to campus. those are the headlines sectional jazeera generation change very the from talk to al jazeera,
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we roam, did you want the un to take and who stopped you? we listen. you see the whole infrastructure and being totally destroyed. we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter on our sierra from africa. history of activism is rooted against now the born fee. generations believe it is there time to fight for more people and just decide the welcome to generation change global fees and attempts to challenge and understand the ideas and mobilize around the world. i'm and the chinese and independent journalists based here in in this episode, we need to women for working towards radical change to address challenges and very did seem to be violent plots and racial inequality and climate change.
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in me, kids made a point to $94.00 at the end of apartheid. what do you think people don't know about the role of women in the struggle against apart. i really think the way in which history is told it serves a purpose, right. which has also to reinforce, you know, a male dominated, a presence and power structure, right? basis, reinforcement of these marches, right? these men who come and save as vulnerable group of women, which is inheritance the wrong and false women were organizing church talk, trade, union, women, when the tv carrying the country a back from shoulder. if a history continues to omit that,
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and i think what it does is that it continues to alienate women and their contributions and making society with a political social even economic ah, we're here at concentration hill in harrisburg, and particularly in the structure we are at the women's jail. why it was a significant space for you when i think about the, the caliber a woman that we incarcerated in the place. you know, it literally just brings me in, or it's the persistence of women writing themselves into history even in the absence. right. and for me, as a young feminist, as a young actor was, that has been really pinnacle in grounding my own activism. as a new generation of the woke generation, we must never ever get tired of developing resistance strategies. i mean, if these women are able to organize themselves,
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i know probably one of the most difficult conditions. i see no reason why i'm able to achieve, you know, the idea of building the big feminist global movement. you are now 20 thinks activists and he was 17. what was the sort of compelling factor that made you think, you know, i want to be in there was a case go by the name of, i mean poison and western cape she was making to pick your industry. i was like, oh my gosh, i'm says in teams she says and she got killed on the lights out and i was thinking about all the times. i like to jump to go out with my friends. right. what happened to you happened to me? those are so much unique and similarity almost a decade later. you know, the chan found the black woman quote because i not i put
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a feature that is. 2 shows what ultimately black woman who seeks to do is to really create this and he feel we don't want to live the violence, prison society all the time we want to become. so, i mean, i'm like, i want to be able talk to other people. johanna space and not worry about am i in the a 17. and you've already been an activist for a few years now. how did you start? and what was it that me just started in 2018 when we would talk to do some research on trying to change. i grew a lot of cabinet di, pc, will the facts about how we have limited time and watching my future fade away. health of our environment and what is nice is my activism was the society to do everything in my power to create a change for me
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. well, i mean, some people will say that you know what, this stuff is for people who can afford to have 5 different been recycled buds. you know, you spoken to the fact that it does affect people who live in the townships 4 people . first time i came to realize the seriousness behind environmental racism. when i spoke to a friend of mine who said when she was very young, she had to live with a grandmother, was stating. so when we say she developed breathing difficulties and a few days when she moved back to the server, everything was fine. and that's when she made the link back to the a quality in a way to was so terrible that she the really fast enough on that. and you can make that link with a pulsate how to oppose the government, basically that people in one area and in another area and,
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and gave like people that land that belong to those citizens that they just areas. and even though we live in a post a policy south africa, that neglect is still carried out what has been rewarding and that you would consider a bigger mall in achievement that you've been able to kind of get to with your work so far as inc wanted to win said, make a big impact, my life is when someone will come to me personally and say thank you for teaching me this. i've learned and now i know better and now i can do better. i think the biggest achievement. so speaking up, appreciate a lot of activists around the world that has that and his mind. so being able to stand up in front of college and speak your mind as
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a privilege and also maybe children when you, once again year people listening years of responding to come on an article. sarah, you're 17 and keep them in your 26. i'm wondering for both of you what you feel be defining values and elements of each of your respective generations. activism. ok, so firstly i belong to the 1st cohort of the born fees. you know, the generation that was born after democracy in south africa and i think for a large, you know, to a large extent, our activism is really centered in crowded around, holding our democratic government accountable. right. hoping for a significant change in the living conditions of use and just the population more broadly. so we do or a lot from the anti party struggle in terms of the music,
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the songs of kind of the struggle songs that you've seen. and also some of the old, amazing and mobilizing. busy strategies, you know, we're really still focus in terms of mass space movement building. and this is quite evident with the feasible for student properties across 26 institutions of higher learning, which saw university students demanding for free, the colonized high education. but of course, you know, the success of moments such a season before last the attributed to digital and online activism and how that has also helped us in terms of shaping our own narrative. sarah, you know something about that, but you, would you like to add? yeah, kinsey, we grew up in the age of technology, the world of social media, and that came with a lot of benefits in terms of with mobilizing people internationally. and especially now during append to make what social media is also brought is lots of inclusivity because you moving away from just that mainstream media narrative and
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you embracing a diverse range of narratives and you getting to include so much more within your activism. so i think the inclusive routine that social media has brought has been a key and defining factor with gmc. so after the most recent, you select mass movement towards fisma school, which as you mentioned earlier, was the fight to you know, gain wide access for free. and d, colonized tissue education. what do you think it was about that movement? get him into that, made it resonate so widely with our generation. i think a big part of fisma for beyond issues of x is, was really holding government accountable to say, to what extent are you prepared to sacrifice. busy an upcoming generation of young leaders and activists, purely on the basis of you know, keeping or be deliberate about keeping it commodified as a cap, as a racist system that continues to marginalize and exclude lex students
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specifically from institutions of higher learning. there are you about 12 or 13 when this was unfolding on the news media? what did it mean for you on a personal level to see young people really, you know, rise up on such a math scale. it was really inspiring and was watching history unfold, right? before my eyes, and while i didn't understand how the, how complex the issue was back there and i understood the surface level of it. but diving into activism, the fees must, will activist. so one of the most inspiring activists that i look up to, i mean, the fact that some of them are still in jail to this day fighting for cause they believe in just shows how empowered they were and how inspired angry and passionate they would give you permission to be angry as well? yes. 100 percent. and like i said before, that anger just ignited passion to stand up and fight me. do miss your as you,
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should you the found a, in fact of the black women's caucus, which among the many mandates you have is looking into eradicating gender based violence. can you talk to me about the myriad of violence? is that for african women right now of facing? i mean, when you speak about in the base violence, of course, you know, the most needed understandings around sexual and physical forms of violence. you know, and this is, and this makes sense. i mean south africa as seen as a rape capital globally, not privy. take to have, and by the way, our famous side rate is 5 times higher than the global average. right. and so understanding around in the business and famous that has really been within that conceptual framework. however, as black women coke of, we're saying that it is to serve as well as to reduce gender based violence and fame aside to only physical and sexual forms of seattle political violence,
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economic violence, environmental violence, social violence, all violence is the country peach. the penalties of women and it's important that when we find solutions and we propose solutions that they must be multi pumped and they must be sexual so that they're able to address the sources of silence. so can you give me an example of what that work looks like or how you bring the solution to the public? of course, a lot of the steps and research than in south africa around in the base islands has attributed to a women's economic participation as a message driver of our ability to gender based. busy violence and famous that so in 2019, on the 13th of september, when we march to the ritual square, mile in africa and sent and demanding greater participation from private states in terms of, you know, their response to that. the silence were ultimately things you need to also be able to, you need to be held accountable for women's economic vulnerability. because largely
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when we think about grape and famous, i will always think about it within the confinement of the whole. right. but the moment we made the business issue in economic issue, we're ultimately saying that the continuous subjugation and violation of women number one cuts the south african economy between 20 and 40000000 rand annually. right. and that also means that part of our active part of our mobilization and advocacy requires as to make structural changes. it looks like you had something to 100 was in it need systemic change. if you just bringing change on one says this, that's of this is widespread. and in order for structural change to take place and the most effective change that goes, it needs to be systemic. it needs to be institutionalized. so only addressing every level of the problem. yes, 100 percent fair. you started climate warriors and you're a part of the collective movements. tell me what collective movement is and what
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work you do with it. so the connector is a youth delayed into sectional climate group and we aim to achieve crime and justice through social justice and vice versa. so it's a group of young activists and recently our kids will be on social media and online because of the pad demick. so this year we working on climate change through a patent african context. so interviewing or having discussions with activists from uganda and kenya, and just broadening our perspective on climate change and how the policy making takes place in different areas around the world and different challenges. and coming up with solutions and then also spreading awareness and advocating and pushing forward the climate just as chartered movement to educators. many people on the climate change issue and exposing the intersectionality needed and bringing about inclusive
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a t with in the time and justice movement. why do you think specifically in the south african context that climate justice has taken a backseat to other issues such as, you know, the ones that get and i were talking about? so i think in the past, obviously if you looking at their pre democratic south africa where people are fighting again so paul said redeem and fighting for liberation. come a change, understandably so is going to take a backseat. when you fight him to be free in your own country. but if you looking at a post, a politics, africa will be living in a democracy. i think there's a huge sense of apathy from those impala that firstly, people empower putting a puppet before the people. we living in, we stuck in this capitalist mindset. another issue is the climate literacy rates in south africa, extremely low, and that comes down to an educational issue. so apathy and the lack of climate
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literacy call it. what do you think? the intersections between climate, justice and the other kinds of justice that you know your work strive really interesting. hey, i really like the fact that you know, preaching climate justice with social justice. and i think for large, you know, for a long time we've thought about climate just as a stand alone kind of struggle. you know, it's like sitting in the corner and nobody really wants to deal with it. but what has been very important and has been quite a big eye opener for me myself as a, as a feminist, is the work we've been doing in formal settlements. and how, when you spoke about literacy, environmental literacy. how, you know, we're still struggling to make the connections a community they will between the environment and social justice claim example. one of the communities that be working is called cuff, that a parking formal settlement for water and sanitation breakdown in infrastructure. and just listening to you can already see, you know,
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how climate just fits into that, right. but i do believe that to a large extent the, the climate justice movement has positioned itself as quite a white lead to movement. right? it is struggle to deal with the very concrete conditions that an ordinary person in south africa facing. but i think in a country like south africa, we need to be able to who's in ground ideology and advocacy in the lived experiences of people on a day to day basis. what do you say to this climate change for the long as time has seemed like a very privilege issue. if i'm struggling to put food on my plate, why should i care about the quantity? why should i care about a little on the beach? and i think that comes down to the needful climate, conscious media and was climate conscious media inclusivity. so looking at climate change because the world and also understanding that solutions that may
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work in the west on going to work in africa for various reasons. we have different economies, different policies, different governments, different histories, it just would fit. and i think was very vital when looking at climate justice and time change is looking at it through an intersection of native. so instead of separating environmental factors and the social factors, bridging them to get a close calm and justice and social justice, intrinsic teen linked together to bring about positive change by tackling one. that solution is going to affect the other in either a positive or negative way, depending on what the solution is. so if you're looking at time of change, geographically, climate change is going to disproportionately affect poorer black communities. so within your activism, you need to take it within climate activism. you need to take into account classism, racism, sexism, homophobia. for example,
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if the natural disaster were to strike those communities would be most vulnerable. and if you look at the way society treats those communities now imagine how much was it's going to be when a due to natural disaster is needed and needs to be brought to those communities. so advocating for human rights, you can pick and choose no form of oppression exists in isolation. i wonder what you both think, you know, the possibility of achieving your ideas and what a just world looks like. what do you think the impact implications of capitalism has on the work that you do get the, what i'm picking up and said, capitalism, inheritance lee, you know, glorifies the individual, its limitations. however, in activism that activism is not a one man show. greg and unfortunately, capitalism has created and is continues to co opt civic action and civic and civic
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interventions and presents them as one man shows. right. we have the model that comes out, you know, this, you know, the intended sensation that comes out and is going to save the world. you know, i think what that does is that breaks down organic movement building strategies, right? i don't think we have any strong tangible movements that are being, you know, that are being nurtured, but instead what we're seeing with the individual acts of as rising and listen, i'm not saying it's a bad thing to have the popstars of a movement image. they're important, they keep the movement fun and dynamic, but i do think it's important that we lose our activism in communities because he's alternative realities every once. you know, the empty capitalist reality that we want the simplest into sectional reality that we want is not going to be fostered by an individual. it needs an active, you know,
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it needs from a collective in order to drive that mandate. and i think this is some of the critiques of capitalism infiltrating cervical activist work, you know, 100 percent community community based change is the most sustainable and effective change in the long. and if you're looking at capitalism in a capitalistic world, the most ideal position you can be in right now is to be a white man. and that breaks down so much, it breaks down the feminist movement and breaks down any movement laid by women. capitalism breeds the system of inequality. of course, it's always going to be if i'm winning someone else's losing. and like you said, it's a very individual, a glorified individual work. and that is extremely problematic. it's also very problematic to have one face represent a home. and because it excludes people that don't match that face that don't match
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the demographic. so yeah, definitely not carbon capitalism is the main cause to climate crisis. sorry. can i just add onto that? you know, i mean, i'm reflecting, reflecting such an important aspect of growing and as activists, we should never stop reflecting. and when i think about, you know, the 2 parties movement, firstly, i know for a fact that many people who participated in those movements in those forms of resistance were not participating because they were individuals that they were idolizing. it's because they felt a strong sense of, you know, personhood, i mean the issues affecting me directly. therefore i need to actively participate in finding the solutions. and i think, you know, the idea of the glorifying, of the individual rubs as of it. and i think our communities of, of the, to hold is grounded to hold that accountable and to make sure that we are working and living within the ideals of the, of the movements that we represent. well,
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i guess in closing, i'm curious if he, if it's not clear so far what you both hope to achieve and if you feel optimistic about, you know, being able to actually use those things, keep them at the i will, perpetual optimist. firstly as a disclaimer. so i definitely do think things will get better. i do think that you know, we need to intensify our demands and struggles, but also change all sides of oppression and fighting. right. i think so many times you know what activism and how we traditionally be no activism to be said. we take to the streets rides, to get our messages across. and although that is important, we also need to see some radical advancement and transformation in the policy in covenant cia's right. so as black women coco's, you know, at the heart of the solutions that we propose as a social movement,
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is the realization and strengthening of feminist movements, which are going to foster feminist leadership. we need to see an emissions of new radical feminists leaders. really shaping the world to where we want to take it. right. and i honestly believe that we've got the right energies. we've got the minds, we've got the heart and this do it. like i said, any as climate and diety. and the only thing i can think on to the covenant is optimism towards the future. it drives me to constant the wake up and make the decision that this is what i'd like to change. and this is way, you know, that could be the change one to see an advocate for the change that you'd like to see. so i think the main goal is to just get the same urgency that we're carrying today with sending that to the hearts of our government. and i need to ship to demand the climate emergency and to attack all of the social issues that we've unpacked today. because once again,
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social justice is climate justice and vice versa. so yeah, i think unification needs to do a case like today between the generations and just, you know, keep the energy donated di, i feel going up with social media. you see activism turns into a trend and it reads a lot of performance of activism and every year and every month there's a new hash tag and something use trending. and, and so treating activism and social issues as a trade make it, keeping that advocacy along constant action that lives within your heart. sarah, thank you so much for joining me and innovation change. thank across the world, young activists and organizes around them of the motivated and politically
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