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their way to war in the struggle over ukraine. here's the test for president joe biden. is really trying to do is rewrite the security architecture in your personal united states. you seriously get a walk and chew gum at the same time, weekly take on us politics and society. that's the bottom line. who's lauren? but you're just burning. 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, it takes us to columbia, where 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 as
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a shock. but as ryan cause explains not to indigenous communities to have long fought to have their voices heard. but we start with joanna, who's out of hong kong on how people there work 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. i ah, june 1919, only a date chinese communist party has tried to erase from the country's collective memory overnight 1000 to pro democracy protesters were gunned down beijing 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 a museum in hong kong. i stopped at the idea of this dream for museum during 20, then the grocery of the tablet square moscow. because at that time, you know, we can see a whole generation of young people, not knowing what happened, maybe not with the people at china. or completely brought from on the saying will happen. we want chinese people coming to hong kong. ok to visit this liam. so that they can go back to the 1989 of the mafia as somebody who grew up in china and went to the education system. the 1st time i got to know the event was in high school. and there is one sentence in my history book which said that are wrong. the summer and spring of $9089.00, there was
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a student protest and they created a disturbance. a lot of mainland chinese, they go to hong kong and they would have visited the museum because that is the place that you can see all this and the majors that depict to what had happened and the museum provide the space for you to understand and to own a more personal level, a chairman square massacre brought a lethal end to weeks of mass demonstrations. they started in april when university students met to commemorate the death of the commonest parties. former chairman lever formatted who 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, a premeditated conspiracy. with an empty party and to socialist agenda.
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that editorial back fi hurt. it galvanized thousands to join the students. 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 new spread over the country, the movement are spread from bridging to about 200 cities. we were summoned to the great hall people by the premier. i was the head delegator i had yeah, oh wow. so you don't want to put you on that what you're wanting to like shy
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young people, we thought them. yeah. 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 our 1st of all, it wants to eliminate this from people's memory. secondly, from the parties perspective, this is an,
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an anti government anti state action. so whatever step that it was 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 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 in china. there's no control. if you tried to search the war tenement, we find it. it's just trying to make the whole country forget. i think if big cannot make the people who participated who witnessed 1989 stood the movement to forget, at least they were hoping the younger generations can forget about it. there are
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lots of people that tried to commemorate june for inside china 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 ins i, china that home. com is currently fighting its own battle with beijing. for years, china has been tightening its grip 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 the chic young in 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 tragic twist. it's lost exhibition compared china's 1989 protests to hong kong 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 the party wants to take away people wide to the freedom of speech. the freedom of protest 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 fuel, there's been malachi, the passion democracy, both generation in a way, what happened in $89.00, you know, for the full advocate, they won't rate and come up with me and sold the business very much rather than today. ah, in ah me 19. 07. a shocking story makes it to the front pages of canadian newspapers, me revelations, of horn conditions and startling death tolls among indigenous or 1st nations
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children made to study in residential school. colonial institutions created to quote, assimilate indigenous people, while in fact eradicating their culture. the man who uncovered these details. peter bryce, 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 erase them from history. what happened is that the headlines died and that allowed the children to continue to die, to develop a story out of british columbia. the remains of more than 200 children have been located may 2021, and much of the same information available for all canadian, 3. 19. 07. 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 domino. 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 a total crime scene when you have these remains being found and an absolute genocide. the reverberations of this story have not ease months since it broke in the capital ottawa, a memorial for canada is lost 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 schools . a 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? someone can easy and be what we went through that school. and also not surprising that most canadians were surprised by it, because i think that we have to think of, 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, they've had to battle bias, institutional racism, and a tendency to dismiss or 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 and genocide are appropriate when describing the reality of the school. why can you adjourn with turn politician? for many years at canada's national broadcaster, the phoebe 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, have been at the vanguard of those efforts. launched in 1999 with government funding. that says it is dedicated to quoting, telling me, unfiltered truth about indigenous history and current events. decades before most canadian newsrooms paid attention to the residential school story, we're on and 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 talked 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 found on ongoing system of propaganda by government were the best in human rights, residential schools. 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 a whole it has to confronting to what my vision of, of candidates are. no, 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 in urge to understand in digital history better you can put the genie back in the bottle like now that so
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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. ah ah, so much of the well deserted cities have been to finding images of the coven 19 pandemic, but not to 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 of police brutality protested,
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toggling the status quo itself and some of its most foundation like homes. but i think that when i started like so i don't rarely walk in or out that i'm on. yeah. and i didn't have to stop him a little bit 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. we are being sucked by young city. why don't i spell? oh, so a centralized government. the 1st to full was sebastian develop, cosmetic, in the city he founded by young assumed ability casara was someone who dispossessed and annihilate our people to go. we see him as a rape patient, the must mother and a lunch thief. so our community decided to carry out this autonomous article in my session, but nobody met. okay. well 1st thing i did when i saw the stuff you're falling was
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to run and hug a guy, another community leader. because there was a fee, think of the thread as to whether 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 short. this time, last year, protest is in the city of cali, pulled down the last remaining monuments of bella casa a month later in the capital. but what are the nissan before the traditional burial for another phone call, please, to put 0 humanistic. isabella. the 2 men were among the mercenaries who lead the spanish conquest of the americas. they landed in the 16th century, conquered much of what is now columbia. and is slaved or massacred. indigenous people who stood in that way off to columbia became independent in the 19th century . descendants of european settlers remained in charge and they told their version
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of columbia's history, the statues they built. a visual medium, the tall colombians, literate, or not, could understand, oh, glorying as i am 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 touches were about reaffirming our spanish routes, maria affirming that the conquests was a valuable and praiseworthy devil. they fell form. i had thought, while jasa, i'd be elderly minister, monumental, i think i must get. these monuments also create an image of power because they're made of bronze and so imply authority. but they're controversial because they symbolized 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 for many social groups. what are the ambulance group associates? indigenous colombians were at the forefront of the country's protest movement,
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demanding the return of their ancestral labs and justice for the killing of community leaders. according to the un, 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 gestures are tearing down and damaging memorials. the 1st demonstrated the power with toppling monuments as an act of protest, millennial by. alas, i seen that i say they loved the assassination of the african american, george floyd, and all the reactions to it was a very important mom for our struggling up in america. lulu tele america, latino and so he man told more importantly, because the vision was movement in columbia is about to say was a struggle for territories. and the struggle over by historical min more
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demolishing the statues, symbols that re victimized to hush up. but of that frightful memory, it's a form of anti colonial education. let's go now for the month bed. i will here. and the colonial sit the lenient, the hunting dog, losing along. 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 is that we saw us can see, you'll see this. 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. dissenting 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 monument has forced the mainstream to pay attention to unit as media outlets. dissect the pros and cons of the conquistadores. indigenous leaders have used a new found platform to explain their action ways. dodie comment the edelmans get on their mother gra, door to door law on e. b allowed been was doesn't get it in west coast. eagles, in the meantime, the government has tried a different tack, consulting with me, sack leaders, and pledging to review the presence of certain monuments. but it hasn't been enough to pacify the protesters. in june, last year in the city of baron kia, demonstrates is toppled the most symbolic figure of christopher columbus, the colonizer who gave columbia his name. oh, what i like, i can deny that he was a great marina, who discovered the new world. and that's why such as a famous built just from
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a nautical standpoint, he deserves the monument. the economy does sympathize with the mesa protests, but we believe that no one has the right to knock down what's already there. because they're part to, for history. part of who we are, it's that simple. this isn't the scene. i don't know if we hadn't taken the section . the government would not be doing anything. whether it be reviewing the presence of statues or consulting we citizens. but it isn't only about the government and we're asking all institutions to rethink how they operate and allow indigenous people to participate. we can just be instruments of doors, museums. we are leaving people whose act is people's who are demanding territory, demonte life, democracy, and historical like. m. m a for larry up or lima, glassy, la memoria. all 3 of those stories came to a head in 2021 and they didn't sit well with a lot of people,
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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. we'll see you next time. here at the with the race to succeed. that would be good. the 3rd to as president of the philippines is heading into its final stretch, struggling what it's worth me, 7 years the country, it's desperate for solutions. but what are the candidates offering and what direction will the philippines, big on their new leadership, special coverage on al jazeera, new remove
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