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making the tweets, making these offers. i think you very much enjoyed being provocative in that regard and twitter is not defenceless, but they're, they're certainly at the mercy of whatever you want is going to do. they're going to have to react, archeologists in paris say a mysterious or cough, aggressive discovered, and not sure dam cathedral was about to be opened. workers found the well preserve to me and several others while reconstructing the most famous church in france by the damaged by fire 3 years ago. the body is buried 20 meters underground and is believed to be from the 14th century. ah. so this is out there, these are the top stories and police in ukraine, so the bodies of hundreds of civilians have been found in areas surrounding the capital. the discovery comes off, the russian forces withdrew, while the $350.00 corpses were also discovered in future. just rough for this morning, from cave. more than 900 bodies discovered in what else or to say,
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or approximately a 180 different sites. mainly around the capital city and saying that the majority of those killed seem to have evidence of being shot at close range. now we know that obviously the ukrainian government is pushing for russia to be tried for legit war crimes. in serbia, thousands of protesters have rallied and supported rushes invasion of ukraine. they posed the serbian government fate to remove russia from the un human rights council . or i see teams in the philippines are searching for people missing. after tropical storm meggy struck the islands. more than 100 people have been killed and at least 200 a missing and rain is falling again in parts of south africa that is still cleaning up from the worst flooding in 6 decades. rescue as a continuing their search for survivors. authorities released emergency funds to help tens of thousands. you have been left without shelter and heavy rains in
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bolivia forced more than 250 families from their homes. the river in the pay on best its banks, flooding roads, homes and businesses. some residents returned to their homes to salvage what they could of their belongings, being protest in the united states state of michigan against the police killing of a black man who was stop while driving 26 year old patrick lawyer was killed on april. the 4th after what officers described as a lengthy struggle video shows lloyd be shot in the back of the head. twitter has adopted a so called a poison pill plan to fight an attempt by billionaire elan must take it over. the bullet says if muska claus more than 15 percent of the firm stock, it'll flood the market with shares. that would make the buyout much more difficult . headlines. more news come up here and out there. right after we visit the listening post. or china, in the us sleep walking their way to war in the struggle over ukraine. here's the
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test for president joe biden is really trying to do is rewrite the security architecture in your personal united states. you, sir, if you get a walk and chew gum at the same time, your weekly take on us politics and society, that's the bottom line. who's hello, mr. just bird, and you're watching a special edition of the listening post examining how 3 different countries are reckoning with elements of their recent were not so recent past. daniel tory takes us to columbia were 18 months ago, demonstrators from the indigenous me sack community began toppling and then kept toppling statues of spanish conquistadors. calling in an act of de colonization. canadians have also been coming to terms with their history. the discovery of more than a 1000 graves of indigenous children, students at so called residential schools that were run by churches came with
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a shock. but as ryan cause explains not to indigenous communities to have a long fought to have their voices heard. but we start with joanna, who's out of hong kong on how people there were commemorating the piano and square massacre through the z. forced to close last year. that museum was the only place in china keeping alive a memory that the authorities want forgotten me. on the 989 days chinese communist party has tried to arrange from the countries collective memory overnight. thousands of pro democracy protesters where thumbs down and aging on the borders of their own government. it became known as the chinaman square
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massacre stories from that day. memories had been preserved in the museum in hong kong. i thought to the idea of the. ready museum during the 20th anniversary of camden square mosque, because at that time we can see a whole generation of young people, not knowing what happened in the people, china completely brock on the saying, what happened? we want chinese people coming to hong kong are too good. so that they can go back to the 1989 democracy as somebody who grew up in china and went through the education system. the 1st time i got to know the event was in high school. and there was one sentence in my history book which said in the summer and spring of 989, there was a student pull tabs and they created
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a disturbance, a lot of the mainland chinese. they go to hong kong and they would have visited the museum because that is the place that you can see. all of this images that depict what had happened and the museum prince via this space for you to understand and to own a more personal level. determined claim not to come brought a lethal and 2 weeks of math demonstration. they started in april when university students met to commemorate the death of the commonest former chairman lever format that had been ousted by hard liners together and quickly grew into a protest about freedom of speech. corruption in economic and political reforms on april 26th, the communist party published your front page editorial in the people's daily calling the movement premeditated conspiracy. with an empty party and to socialist
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agenda. that editorial back fi hurt. it galvanized thousands to join the students. but the government did not back down. that's when we decide to hold hunger escort and didn't media in china, they turn on our side. those journalist must have felt that boy, the young kids were dying for, you know, the freedom that day as an older generation and journalist should fight for themself. so when that news spread over the country, the movement spread from bridging to about 200 cities. we were summoned to the great hold people by the premier. i was the had delegator moment. mm hm. yeah. oh wow. so you don't want to put you on that what you want them to like shy frequently thought of them. yeah.
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and then gave a long monologue criticizing the students and, and so i decided to interrupt him a little communist leader ever. so they could be dressed on by or some 21 year old like that in front of the full time. and that was the time, the government, the 2nd to correct, i'm using military force ah. and on to the number of people died. this ruling. com is a party would take whatever action is needed to hold on to how one, 1st of all, it wants to eliminate this funky was memory. secondly, from the parties perspective, this is an,
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an anti government anti state action. so whatever step that it has taken is totally justified. mm mm. for most of the last 32 years, the story of the massacre has gone untold in china. and that's the way they, she wants it. today, students will find no reference to it in their school books. the media is firmly under party control, and the dissidence that remain in china have been silenced. even the mention of the date can result in a prison sentence or in china. there's no can go. if you tried to search the war gentlemen who find it, is just trying to make the whole country forget a clue if they cannot make the people who participated who witnessed 1989 stood the movement to forget. at least they were hoping the younger generations can forget
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about it. there are lots of people that tried to commemorate june for inside either and be arrested. and therefore the only tanza balance of their of fish in the river is to do it outside of china. so that people in china, they can come to hall called to this museum. we have a u. s. b, the video recording of the masika. and they can bring it home. and we are trying to do that to, to break that, ah, ah, censorship inside china. that hong kong is currently fighting its own battle with beijing. for years, china has been tightening its grid on the city, including a tree speech. it has introduced stringent legislation, like a 2020 national security law, designed to silence dissenting voices. the museum and its founder had fallen victim
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to the correct out. just weeks after we interviewed each egg, young and early 2021. he was arrested and jailed for what the authorities called organizing unauthorized protests. months later, the museum was forced to close its doors. in a poetic, the tragic twist, its last exhibition compared chinas. 1989 protests to hon. combs, democracy movement to date, a warning that history could be about to repeat itself at hong kong expense. 32 years ago it was, you know, people in the mainland now is that people call so or to party wants to take away people wide to the freedom of speech, the freedom of po, tax to ride, to vote for their own government. all fundamentally are the same. when you look at
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this, behind the comparison to the longest, you know, people, few of the similarities, the passion democracy, both generation in a way what happened in 89, you know, for the advocate. they won't rate them and and sold the business very much rather than today. ah, in me ah, me 19. 07. a shocking story makes it to the front pages of canadian newspapers. revelations of foreign conditions and
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startling death tolls among indigenous or 1st nations children made to study in residential school. colonial institutions created to quote, assimilate indigenous people, while in fact eradicating their culture. a man who uncovered these details. peter brace, the chief medical officer for the canadian government. it was a national new story. even that wasn't enough to get the government to help the kids. in fact, what the government decided to do was come after bryce. they push him right out of the public service and they raised them from history. what happened is that the headlines died and that allowed the children to continue to die to know what the story out of british columbia the remains of more than $200.00 children have been located. may 2021, and much of the same information available for all canadian, 3. 190. 7. perfect discovery is rocking the nation to its core. it starts
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in western candidly, in the city of cameras where an unmarked mass grieve of $215.00 bodies is discovered through the use of ground penetrating radar. we have breaking the life of another terrible fight, then the dominoes fall. brandon manitoba maryville sketch one cranberry british columbia in total $1300.00 graves, very likely to be the remains the young indigenous students found across the nation . the disclosure of the mass graves and unmarked graves, that residential schools across canada has been explosive this summer. because while many canadians may have known intellectually about what went on at residential schools, i this year, it whole, it had home viscerally. there has been like a long trajectory of the dialogue of residential schools in canada. but particularly,
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i think this pandemic probably had an impact when this story came out. everyone is thinking about our mortality, and it just seems that people are more open to hearing the truth about these things . there are little children outside of these residential schools, buried in unmarked grief. it's total crime scene. when you have these remains being found and an absolute genocide. the reverberations of this story have not each month since it broke in the capital ottawa, a memorial for candidate last 1st nations. children is laid out in front of parliament between 1830 in 1996, some 150000 indigenous children were course to attend. the government funded school majority of which were run by the catholic church. they were kept in unsafe unsanitary conditions, thousands died of disease, and nearly all the students were subjected to intent, mental and physical abuse. i don't think it's surprising to any indigenous person
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in canada because we know this history. we've lived this history, our ancestors, our parents or grandparents have survived this. what do you want canadians to know? now that you have a chance to, to be heard? i want canadians be when we went to that school and also not surprising that most canadians were surprised by it. because i think that we have to think of this story in the bigger context of how indigenous people have been portrayed in media. how or stories have been under represented in media and, and often misrepresented, where it was all there for people to see? the canadian government knew those children were in the ground. it was an intentional decision to try as much as possible to keep canadians in the dark about the horrors that were perpetrated by the canadian state. and that's why people were surprised, ah, candidates,
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indigenous population is vastly under represented in the countries media. those who have made it into newsrooms have had to battle bias, institutional racism, and a tendency to dismiss are down place stories from the community. for many indigenous journalists, and it's been very hard work to get stories about residential schools published. part of that battle has been a fight over terminology to convince editors that words like survivors, genocide are appropriate when describing the reality of the school. why can you and journalists turn politician for many years that candidates national broadcaster to cbc. there was on sundays and uphill battle to try and get the coverage to be accurate for us us to push to use the term residential school survivor. but now in 2021, there can be no denying that the term residential school survivor is accurate. some kids went to residential schools and died there. therefore,
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the other kids at residential schools survived them. right now it looks like the aboriginal peoples television network. a btn has been at the vanguard of those efforts, launched in 1999 with government funding. the outlet says it is dedicated to quote and telling me, unfiltered truth about indigenous history and current events. decades before most canadian newsrooms paid attention to the residential school story, a p t n were on it. i can tell you that our current affair show called contact. one of their very early shows was going to the shing walk residential school and chief mike khaki, g pointing out there are unmarked grave right here that they talk about that they knew exactly when they were kids, but you recognize and what happens those children there were voices and somebody gives them a voice. we can never,
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never reconcile. they knew that happened. some kids are even involved. they tell us, in preparing these graves, even in some instances, canadians were really fed on ongoing system of propaganda by government. were the best in human rights, residential, of course, that was just a dark chapter, but we've said we're sorry and we're moving forward. unfortunately, that's wrong. and i think that we have the editors and newspapers that never stop to look at the facts, but too often they just said, hold as to confronting to what my vision of, of candidates are. no, no, we're not going to use that word without a p t m. this would still be a backwater story that no one paid attention to. this story has triggered what seems like a moment of awakening for many canadian, both in the public and in the press. there is a momentum around the cause of justice, residential school survivors. but also more broadly, inertia understand in digital history better you can put the genie back in the
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bottle like now that so many canadians now and so many canadian care. so many canadians are angry that they, they didn't learn the truth. they didn't learn the truth in our education system. they didn't learn the truth. and our newspapers are in our media. and they didn't hear the truth from, from politicians, and they're demanding that, you know, we do a better job on me. i with so much of the well deserted cities, have been to finding images of the coven 19 pandemic. but not a columbia. from 2020, through to last year. millions filled the streets in a string of strikes and protest. what began as a movement against economic reforms mushroomed into a mass authorizing against inequality, corruption,
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and police brutality. protested thompson, the status quo itself, and some of its most foundational icons. but i think that when i started like so i don't rarely wire in order for them on. yeah. and i didn't ask him to knock the little base about the bottom as bad blood. a in september 2020 demonstrates is from the indigenous lisa community began knocking conquistadores spanish colonizers off their pedestals. they are not allowed to pull by young. i thought, oh, so i said they were like guzman. the 1st a full was sebastian developed cancer in the city. he founded by young it's there and then there's 2 of us young develop, casara was someone who dispossessed and annihilated our people. we see him as a rape patient, a mass murderer and a lengthy, also of community decided to carry out this autonomous act of equalization. nobody met. okay,
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well 1st thing i did when i saw the stuff you're falling was to run and hug a guy, another community leader. because there was a feeling of to register when we remembered the struggle of our ancestors. and felt the conviction of being part of a historical jonathan law. who is this a studied guy? what columbia's government called an act of vandalism, was merely a warning shot. this time, last year protested in the city of cali pulled down the last remaining monument to bela casa, a month later in the capital. but what are the nissan before the traditional burial for another full hook? goods, aloe, he mystic isabella. the 2 men were among the mercenaries who led the spanish conquest of the americas. they landed in the 16th century, conquered much of what is now columbia, and in slave or massacred indigenous people who stood in that way. off the columbia became independent in the 19th century, descendants of european settlers remained in charge,
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and they told their version of columbia's history, the statues they built, a visual medium, the tall colombians, literally all naught could understand. oh, glorious i have in columbia at the time this touches me. we are trying to build a nation. and we build that nation on the shoulders of the conquistadores, the local, and also our independence. here roy renfield. so these touch was more about reaffirming our spanish routes, maria, affirming that the conquest was a valuable and praiseworthy and devil they fell from a hotel. while jasa, i'd be elderly minister, monumental think i'm of get. these monuments also create an image of power because they're made of bronze and so imply authority. but they controversial because they symbolize the conquest and the genocide, the imposition of religion and the new political structure that came with it. so the stat, cheese represent severe repression. the many social groups quite a bit by the ampio group associates, indigenous colombians were at the forefront of the country's protest movement,
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demanding the return of their ancestral lands and justice for the killing of community leaders. according to the u. n. 69 indigenous human rights defenders have been murdered in the past 5 years alone. activists see these injustices as legacies of european domination, legacies embodied by colonial statues. but it was black lives matter activists in the united states, how testers are tearing down and damaging memorials. the 1st demonstrated the power with toppling monuments as an act of protest. lanyard basil. alas, i see now. they laughed yes. as a nation of the african american, george floyd, and all the reactions to it was a very important mom for our struggling up in america. lou tell you america latino . and so he man told more importantly, because the digital movement in columbia is about to hang up or struggle for territories. and, and the struggle over by historical memo,
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demolishing these structures, symbols that re victimized to hush. but with that frightful memory, it's a form of the anti colonial education. let's go now for the month bed. i will here on the colonial. sit the alignment, the competing bug losing a lot. it's a continent wide movement, but in this country it's also part of the new awakening among the socially excluded . it's about questioning symbols that represent the power of certain social groups which isn't being shang. toggling those symbols is powerful because it shows that there isn't just one version of history. there are many that have been altered, was silenced, can seals, who are that we saw us conceal seats? yes, the euro centric version of the colonial past is the one that still dominates columbia's public spaces, from statues to school textbooks to st names. the scenting perspectives have long been confined to the fringes, among indigenous colombians and on the political left. but the protests of the past
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year have amplified those voices, and the spectacle of falling monuments has forced the mainstream to pay attention to unit as media outlets dissect the pros and cons of the conquistadores. indigenous leaders have used their new found platform to explain their action ways . dodie comment the edelmans get on their missouri don't do. 5 de la on e b allowed been was doesn't get it in west both eagles. in the meantime, the government has tried a different time consulting with me, sack leaders, and pledging to review the presence of such monuments. but it hasn't been enough to pacify the protesters. in june last year in the city of baron kia, demonstrates his top with the most symbolic figure of christopher columbus. the colonizer who gave columbia his name or denied, as he was a great marina who discovered than you would. and that's why such a thing were built just from a nautical standpoint,
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to deserve the monument. the economy does sympathize with mister protests, but we believe that no one has the right to knock down what's already there because they're part of our history. part of who we are. it's that simple, as he hasn't seen all the know that we hadn't taken this action, the government would not be doing anything. whether it be reviewing the presence of statues or consulting we citizens. but isn't only about the government. we're asking all institutions to rethink how they operate and allow indigenous people to participate. we can just be instruments of doors and seems we are leaving people. there's just people who are demanding territory, demanding life chrissy and historically lima glass. ma'am audio all 3 of those stories came to ahead in 2021. and they didn't sit well with
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a lot of people, the chinese authorities, canadian churches, and colombians who want to keep parts of the past buried. however far back, people have to go, there will always be those working to preserve or rewrite history. because if you've got the history wrong, how can you learn from it? how can you avoid repeating? you've been watching a special edition of our program on a year of rhetoric was the next time here at the listing. ah frank assessments, what are the political risks of banning russian oil gas for western leaders, pull sanctions on russian energy exports. miss harrison was informed opinions, france, he is not abandoning to fight against yet. he still resumed the area. yeah. going to be acting from nisha and from chad critical debate. could china actually help in russia's invasion of ukraine in depth analysis of the days global headlines inside
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