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germinate so the vision from this side of the barricade, the vision for moscow. and the message is that nato really wants to decide whether, whether it's next steps it wants to deescalate the tensions in europe or a move to for us to more confrontation. and definitely, as the washing diplomats are putting it dis, common by yen. st oldenburg is really something that's gonna improve relations at all. no, not at all, especially. we took him such serious stuff as nuclear weapons. all right, elia, thanks for bringing this up to speed. there keep us posted our correspondent paper trunk hip. it's now $130.00 and a half from bits minutes. possibly. i will start today with all the teams and have officers day that big story. tough luck tells us, but announce nationwide. call it brace her oftener. my name is kevin. oh, it, thank you for watching this news addition here. live on all to international from russia. blue
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acknowledges perfectly well into the future, but we can't change our way of thinking in a way that we can visualize how we will things and how we will feel and how our needs will be in 50 years. so our own doing our own technological devonne, things always further on than our ability to feed and people is still thing the cause right on police report. if you have in december 2020, a group of anti fascists allowed a film crew access for 3 months. so if people are organization, if an idea that must be of how is a channel out the gate, they may kill that. but he says, but they can say what they believe in. we believe in helping our community. we
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believe that fascism is one of the major threats to the united states has gotten reuben, this is a chance to see who and t for really are in order for me to extract my 1st amendment right and say that my life matters have to be onto the teeth, because i feel america, we can't trust the police. we can't trust the government. we can't trust anyone except ourselves to protect ourselves in ah, we're seeing high levels one to keep creeping in economic life. and i think we're all aware of the disruption of global supply chains with spike in the cost of energy. we're seeing a way appearance of inflation. i think all of these constitute of the economy, scroll down to sign risks, which could mean it is still ahead of us. despite the moderation of the severity of the making.
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i 1st heard about hard island when i was working on a story about a formerly homeless man. he had lived in the tunnels underneath penn station. i
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think there was a photographer who photographed his little little house. he had made himself there, and because of her work, he had been rescued. he'd been given a home and that he'd been found dead in that home. and he was going to go to heart island. and it was, there was such a sadness at the idea that this man who had finally achieved a home of his own was going to be dispossessed. it was going to be one of the multitude in these anonymous graves. mm. mm. i'm a new yorker and i believe that new york is more than you know, the old id of the city on the hill. new york is really what america is
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a mountain and there is a tragedy inherent in a big metropolis. there are all the stories of the chance has gone by mistakes or the bad childhood, bad choices or just bad luck. and that's something that any great metropolis contents was me. but there's something more here that you could have a loving family, a career money set aside. and you could still end up in a mass grave on an island, off limits to the public buried by inmates paid $0.50 an hour.
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oh, i me. ah when rises in from the sound carrying the clang, the bell buoy nearby city island tolling its fitful warning? ah all around is desolate. he said. no kind hand decorate these graves with trophies
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of love and remembrance. i am even a headstone to show where's interred? was once a human b oh . busy my baby was already sick, so i already knew that there was a 5050 chance of him living, or diane gave birth to him. i didn't have the financial to be able to bury him and stuff. so the hospital gave me
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a week for me to, you know, collect the money. i went to the welfare day after day, day after day the entire week that i was given. and they said no. and at that point i didn't know my real mother. i didn't know my real family so as like, i really didn't have nobody. i was alone now here. living actually literally alone. i can be ungrateful because me living on the public assistance. new york city has been helping my children a lot. but when it comes to my son, they fell to me completely because i put all my trust on them. i put my child's
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body in their hands to bury him. you know, is not the way i want it, but i figure at least he's going to be buried. he'll be a piece. but he's, he was in, [000:00:00;00] ah, woollen hard island is open new yorkers on the cusp of yet another enormous rush of growth. the city's population basically doubled every 20 years. ah,
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new york city is the commercial capital of america. is the centre which publishing industry? ah, it's the center of fashion. and, of course, next to the glitz next to the glamour. next to the mansions, being built by a t steward of the vanderbilt's, you have the reality of the 5 points. the slums at the very, very difficult lives lived by most new yorkers. that is to say, working class and poor new york is forced to create a whole series of institutions to deal with the realities of tens of thousands of immigrants coming into the city. continually. there was a sense, i think that these people needed to be separated out that that people were not comfortable seeing the insane seeing the pauper, seeing an elderly alcoholics on the streets of new york. and many of these institutions, prisons, a lunatic asylums, hospitals all were erected,
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created outside manhattan, on these islands in the east river. there was well fair island. there were the quarantine islands and of course, ellis island. and these were all various processing stations. hard island was the terminal island in 1890 s. early 19 hundreds. every spring of the police department would have to fish out scores and scores of bodies that float to the surface of the harbor and the rivers. what do you do with these bodies? mostly, lo, totally anonymous. these folks went to hard island. this is a place that new york has to have up to service the reality of death. mm. i think new yorkers understand that there are always going to be inequalities in
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the city, huge inequalities and they are very sharp focus, but in death were equal. we all die alone in, in today's world you have so many families who are a strange or just lost to each other by distance, by misfortune. ah. and yet to know that someone you once loved or that you hoped loved you is buried in
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a mass grave on hard island that resonates forever. ah, we got married in 8982. and i got married at my sister's house cuz i never wanted a big wedding. i'm never the one to be in front of it. you know, where address and have all these people that, you know, sometimes you don't even know half of them. why would you want them? they're joining, but there were a lot of great times with, with bruce in the line. mm hm. when he started by spiraling down, that was in 84. we moved right next to bar called late. yes. we used to go to lady else on on friday nights, got a baby sitter for kimberly. and he started hanging out with the lighted different people and started drinking heavily and the bar was right next door, which is not the greatest thing. didn't think that anything of it when we moved to the house, but it happened and i remember back
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of bottles being under the bad hit in, you know, so and then they would argue constantly. so i just remember my childhood, not a wonderful. mm. you know, i think that he hurt his back at work and he got addicted to pain medication. and then cocaine than alcohol. and he just spiraled down hell. mm. ah, you would always enter my conscience. i always wonder if he is he okay, what is he doing? is he living on the streets? even when i would go to manhattan when i was younger, i would always wonder though, as him you know, i'd always wanna give money to those people cuz i felt like that was my dad. like i hoped switch. people don't hope that he was either in the hospital or in jail where i would get that one moment that he was sober. and i never got it. and the fact
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that he was in a hospital and nobody contacted any family members and then hit his body for 3 years is crazy. ah. oh, is your media reflection of reality? in the world transformed? what will make you feel safer? isolation, hopefully unity. are you going the right way or are you being that somewhere? which direction? what is true? what is great? in the world corrupted, you need to descend
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a join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. while we've made our pilgrimage to vic claim holy land, el salvador were in l. dante, better known as bitcoin beach, i'm country is really ready to go fall by point hyper, but point is asian joining other countries around the world. the president has made big point legal center. people are using bitcoin to buy a coffee and salvador, and it's making a huge impact on the population. with ah,
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ah ah ah ah ah. so in the world to day, everyone knows america as the land of freedom and opportunity because you see me in front of you now. but prior to seeing me here, you didn't know of me except for one day. he is less than a man. he is not america,
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he is the slave that built america for this is the too soon of every man and woman of color. now we, at the point, when we stumble upon a part of history that do encounter us as a people of color of honor, of respect, ah ha. and rack. as allan, at the time of 1860 was being conversed, and to champ astor me there was, must, in,
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over 200000. so just come in america was not america at that time. it was federal, see in the south and union up in the no. and what brought us together was the civil war wasn't for these men, we would not be free today. if it wasn't for those united states college troops, we will not be as proud as we are today. mm. mm. united states college troops. we're definitely going that out. and there still are certain little indications that there are so a few bodies that still remain. mm. and it us knocking at the door who is there to open it?
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a correctional department. i've never so been familiar needed to have a correction officer direct me in prison. mm hm. when the various began in 1869, the department of charities and correction was one city agency. and what happened more recently was the department of welfare pulled out of hard island and left the department of corrections in charge of these barrels. so it used to be that there was a dead house at the end of 26th street and a dock. and in the dead house, the bodies were, were unclaimed, were put in these boxes and then put on to
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a boat. there were 2 steam ships. one was called hope. and the other was called fidelity. ah, the gold fax up to the dead house and takes the coffins with their ghastly freight . they are shoved rudely down a slide like the various merchandise. and as they strike the deck, we hear the thud of the body in its rude receptacle. business is good today, the shower on the stick says as we count the coffins, heaped up promiscuously. we think so too. we steam away and soon touch blackwell's island. oh dear. the bodies of those who died of smallpox and other contagious diseases are taken on board charity hospital
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is also visited and contributes its quota. the coffins are bundled out to men who cart them away into a field, handling them as rudely as baggage masters to trucks at a depot. trenches are about 15 feet deep and 6 feet wide. the coffins are piled up like wood and cords or fuel and a cold pit, 13 d. as soon as the coffin is placed at the bottom of the trench, a barrow, a dirge thrown over it, and another coffin placed above children's coffins are chucked in at the feet of the others and helped to form a solid mass. the foot of earth is then thrown upon the upper one until the work is completed. thus, all nationalities rest close together. the merge is
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a close companion of the cease and the suicide is just beneath the pauper. there is no aristocracy when i 1st heard of heart, i led into a problem, a physician who was at harlem hospital. and she was talking about infants that were born addicted to crack. and that they were buried in shoe boxes a 1000 at a time on hard island. and at that time, hard island was open to journalists and to academics. and so i decided that
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i was just going to get there. and it just so happened that that day was the very 1st day that these inmates had ever been on hard outline. and these were a young man convicted of misdemeanors like turnstile jumping graffiti. so you know, they're not felons or anything like that. they're young men that couldn't afford a good lawyer. or i used to live in ringo that was one of the bad neighborhoods. but about a return only brooklyn and our new york city in who's crazy in, in 89. it was cracked and stuff like that and we used to so we'd in, in drugs or stuff like done in our one of getting caught with possession. and i went to go into a reg. is arlen for a little bit of time? the nose daisy was it was a zoo. you could get anything, you get
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a knife or anything. 11 term there guy had a gun in there. it was like like like gladiator school every day. and so when i got short, short means that you go home, you don't have a lot of time left in your state and they gave me a job in the hodge, ireland. ah, yes. do you know the shackles on you did? he did a little boss and didn't take you on a boat. i'm a little scared, quite hand cos i'm unable to get the boat going to go down. i think the worries or whatever. and they take you to heart. and i still didn't know the hodge. i was protest, feel i heard of part is feeling movies and stuff like that, but i didn't. i didn't even know what, what he meant. and there's only 2 offices. no french, no, not been. and there was just smell. i don't know what the snow was. so the next morning is raining and they told you we're going to go,
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we're going to go to work in we will just be home, but it was great. and then they will mass graves, we would in boxes and we're going to move them to put more boxes in there. and the people though, there are john doors or people that nobody wants to pay for people that get lost in the system. they were like 5 people, it was a big home, it was offered in the grave. and then the guys will talk about them and they, they would just say crack babies. he, even though who knows what they were, therefore, but just a mentality dad does what? those were like undesirables or whatever they didn't count or whatever i
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ah, when our mayor took office, he was elected because of his campaign on our city, being a tale of 2 cities. the house and i have not. and those who have not are usually the ones who wind up being buried on hard. i am the difficulty in government, especially when you are at the mayor, and you are managing a very large city, the priorities of the public take shape and become the most important issues you address and that many people bring hard island to elected officials. attention is out of sight and out of mind. at to so many new yorkers, people just don't care that much unless they have
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a personal connection. it shouldn't be so removed from the rest of the city. we should know what happens after people die. we should be able to see that space who the fact that we're using inmates to maintain this active burial site, where 1000000 souls are buried. where so much of new york city history is buried is, is dickensian. and it is a document of the inequality that exists in the city for centuries. i don't think the states is unique in this respect for in this world. are you not powerful? you get forgotten pretty quickly and hand harland is exactly where our society in our country puts the people who are poor and forgotten. ah, and you have, you know,
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a situation you couldn't make up in which you have the poor and forgotten people who are alive and are in jail, who are burying the poor and forgotten people who are dead. ah, we're allowing ourselves to be more efficient or quicker with our transactions, but with that comes a trade off. every device is a potential entry point for security at any machine pending. it's an extension of traditional time. the defenders have always been one step behind the attackers to partner with them. there's one called option in the office . it's not a matter of if it happens, it's
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