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"98, D S. A P 500, ratcheting up another week of gains, the third straight weekly rise. And you saw the best week in terms of the performance since early February, the longest streak since October. A lot of superlatives equities should be able to digest the rising longer data bond yields. You to a steeper yield curve, especially with gradually rising real yields with Goldman Sachs is rising. They're also suggesting that the preferences non us in fact, rather than US equities, let's let the boy talk about the Bloomberg dollar Index. The U. S growth. Expectations that keep getting ratcheted up higher are offering a bigger tailwind. On the macro side. I look at the CFTC positioning in terms of effects flows. There's cute towards more dollar buying sales have been notable in the euro. They've been notable In the sterling over the last five days fairly range by a little bit of downside. 8/10 of 1% on a technical level, where around a 21 Day moving average menace well, the bond market years of something happened. Funds flowed in $17 billion flowed into the bond market. It was the single biggest week of inflows of money into the bond market. In nine weeks and years dropped. It was the worst week for years in four months, despite the PP, I showing the biggest gain since 2011 we wait for the CP I Where are we in the inflation psychosis? Is that fading? Hoisington asked that question so use drop on the weak will they remain repressed with a C P I bump this week. BNP Paribas stay strong Realized Prince in inflation would almost add fuel to the fire. But the money flowed in last week, Cappie night, the bond market to the oil market, the biggest drop in three weeks. There is an uneasiness on demand, not just in Europe. But in the emerging markets Crude done by 3.5% hedge funds have cut the net. Bullish bets on both wt. I am Brent 23 month low We caught up with Prince Abdullah Aziz bin Salman. It's still a good decision that's putting the barrels back on the market for the OPEC plus decision. I don't see anything yet that disturbs us on open class acted extremely careful onto round it all off of a ghost sites. We could always easy reverse a very pragmatic prince. So to speak. Let's get your first word headlines from around the world. Simone has those from Della. Good morning.
Jordan’s King Abdullah describes ‘shock and pain’ over alleged coup plot
"Public feud with his half brother has shocked him made him mad and caused him pain. Prince Hamzah has been confined to his home with allegations he was part of a plot to destabilize the kingdom. King Abdullah the second cause it on attempted sedition.
Fresh update on "abdullah" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"S combat deaths are now over, 561,000 says Johns Hopkins University amid speculation of a royal family power struggle, U N officials openly wondering where Jordan's Prince Hamzah is a B C's Dave Packer after his half brother, Jordan's King Abdullah, the second placed him under defacto house arrest last Saturday. After accusing him of plotting with foreign supporters to destabilize the country. Marta, who Dato spokesperson for the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said they're worried about what she called the lack of transparency. There is an ongoing investigation but still is not clear to us is a following the mediation on fifth of April. Prince Hamzah is still under the fact house arrest. Over a dozen other arrests were made last week. Fewer chips for phones. Sees Jim Ryan the worldwide computer chip shortages affecting much more than just automakers, Nikkei reports that Apple has delayed iPad at Mac book production to the second half of the year. I phone production has not yet been effective, recovering from the worst covert outbreak of the season so far, and pro hockey Vancouver Canucks The general manager says most players are recovering, but some family members are newly infected. Connects. Team physician Jimbo Bart has always the final decision upon our ability to go back and operations is no different than any other workplace in the province. It will be a holic health. This is ABC News. Come on. 24 7 traffic in the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center very seen A full closure of highway 99 north bounder through the tunnel in Seattle and now last for road work until Monday morning. Meanwhile, roadwork on South bound five into coma. This is between East Bay Street down to about make Hamlet Looks like one lane will be closing overnight. And report the collision on Aurora Avenue, a North 49th street blocking the North bound Wrights Lane. Traction tires are advised over Steven's past. Our next couple traffic is.
Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plot to destabilise kingdom
"Jordan's former Crown prince says he's under house arrest. Yet Prince homes have been Hussein and 20. Other people are accused of a plot to threaten the country's quote, security and stability. The half brother of King Abdullah, the second said he isn't allowed to communicate with anyone and that his Internet has been shut down through his lawyer. He released this statement to the BBC. It's reached the point where no one is able to Speak or express opinion on anything without being bullied, Arrested, harassed and threaten. Jared Nelson of the Wall Street Journal is covering this story, and he's on the line from Istanbul. Welcome to the program. Morning, So I recognize this is all about intrigue and things happening behind the scenes. But have you been able to figure out what prompted the arrests? Well, what the government is saying is they're describing what they say is a foreign backed plot to destabilize Jordan involving Prince Hamzah and two other men should it hasn't been saying who's a member of the royal family? And best of all, we don't know who's a four former Chief of the Royal Court and Finance minister on their accusing all
Fresh update on "abdullah" discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"You pick a lane? Some of them are actually helpful. Look, I missed my Dunkin Donuts. Whatever am I gonna go? There's a Dunkin Donuts right here. On the other side of the road or match. Shearer WBZ Boston's news radio. New Hampshire House lawmakers just passed a bill that would prohibit the construction of new landfills near state parks. The bill was driven by opponents of a proposed landfill indulge in near Forest Lake State Park. Supporters of the bill say state parks are a critical part of the tourism infrastructure and should be protective. Opponents say the bill violates landowner rights, and the Dalton issue is a matter for local zoning officials, not the Legislature. The bill now goes to the Senate. U. N officials voicing concern about the whereabouts of Jordan's Prince Hasmah this after his half brother, Jordan's King Abdullah, the second place him under defacto House arrest one week ago, the king is accused of applauding with foreign supporters to destabilize the country were aware that there is an ongoing investigation. But I still is not clear to us is a following the mediation on fifth of April. Prince Hamzah is still under the fact house arrest or not, that was the UN's Marta Hurtado. Over a dozen other Jordan officials were also arrested last week. It's for 51..
Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plot to destabilize kingdom
"The royal family of Jordan continues to be rocks by the government's accusation that King Abdullah's half brother was involved in a plot to harm national security. The deputy prime minister alleged that Prince Hamzah colluded with senior Jordanians as well as foreign parties. Prince Hamzah has dismissed the accusations.
Fresh update on "abdullah" discussed on NEWS 88.7 Programming
"Of hope that is apparent in pretty much every Jordanian Hamza used to be the crown prince in line for the throne before his half brother, King Abdullah stripped him of the title in 2004. He did not stay quiet. He joined Twitter, and in recent weeks he made high profile visits to a traditional power base for the monarchy. Jordan's Bedouin tribes This'll video shared online shows tribal supporters chanting the country is gone. Where are you hums up! Son of Hussein, the late King, who still revered We meet the homophobic was from a prominent Bedouin family. He says he met Prince hums a couple months ago. He explains why Jordanians like the prince should be given a moccasin because he looked like King Hussein. Soto, Karima sorta Milkha Singh and his voice is close to King Hussein's How they didn't know. It'll earn my capital Milkha send on that shows that till now, people they love King, her saying. Says Prince Hamzah meets with the tribes and more than the current king does, and his community is struggling in. Shut up me, Godric's Oh, what a number of unmarried people Is large, because they you with our Anay bill to afford to get married. If the government behavior stays like this, there's no hope that they will have a good economic situation for the public. About one and four Jordanians is unemployed. That number likely increase during the pandemic. Under one of the world's strictest lockdowns underwear salesman Must DEA seem closed one shop during the pandemic and might close another. Kids haven't found work in years. My son the biggest one, he finished..
Jordan's Government Foils Plot To Destabilize The Country
"Half brother and former hair of jordan's king abdullah prince hamzah collaborated with foreign parties over a plot to destabilize the country and has been under investigation for some time. The deputy prime minister said on sunday on saturday the military had issued a warning to the prince over actions targeting security and stability in the key. Us ally prince hamza later said he was under house arrest. Several high profile figures were also detained.
Jordan Says Plot Involving High-Profile Figures Is 'Totally Contained'
"Deputy prime minister says a coup plot has been foiled and accuses former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein of working with foreign parties to destabilize the country. Several high profile figures have been arrested and are in custody and Amman based journalist Rana Sway, says Hamza, who was King Abdullah's half brother. Has released a video saying he's under house arrest. He said that all communication was cut off the Internet was cut off and that he his security was Revoked his security and his family's security as well. He talked about corruption in the country on the failure off reform on the deterioration of institutions and Jordan as well. The Biden administration has expressed support for King Abdullah Jordan is considered a rare spot of stability in the Middle East.
Jordan king's half-brother accused in plot to 'destabilise' kingdom
"From NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein, Jordan's deputy prime minister says a coup plot has been foiled and accuses former Crown Prince homes have been Hussein King Abdullah's half brother. Of working with foreign parties to destabilize the country. Journalist Rennes weighs in Amman says Hamza's released a video saying he's under house arrest, he said that all communication Was cut off the Internet tow us cut off and that he his security was revoked his security and his family's security as well. He talked about corruption in the country on the failure off reform on the deterioration of institutions and Jordan as well. Several
Divided Kingdom: Jordan Shaken by Split Between King and Ex-Crown Prince
"Calls Jordan's King Abdullah, a key partner who has the full support of the U. S. As Jordanian state media report, the country's former crown prince has been put under house arrest. Gordon's deputy prime minister says former Crown Prince Hamzah has been working with foreigners on a plot to destabilize the country and adds at least 14 suspects have been arrested. Homs Oh, who was King Abdullah's half brother says his arrest is part of a crackdown on critics.
Jordan FM: 'Malicious plot' uncovered to destabilize kingdom
"Is laying out what he says was a malicious plot involving King Abdullah's half brother, The former Crown Prince. I'm in. Safadi said today that authorities arrested up to 16 people after they moved from a planning state into action. In a video leaked to the BBC. The Kings have brother says he's under house arrest as part of a crackdown on critics, but he denies taking part in any conspiracy to destabilize Jordan. Disaster
Nearly 20 arrested in alleged plot against Jordan?s King
"Was on alert today after a serious of arrests were made following what may have been an attempt to destabilize the government of King Abdullah, the second Hassan Bin Zaid, a member of the royal family was held on security grounds along with several others, according to the state run Petra news agency. The army also asked former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein to cease quote, movements and activities that might be used to target Gordon Security and Stability in a video of the former Crown prince says he has been silenced.
Jordanian prince claims he's been placed under house arrest
"I'm trial. Snyder, The former Crown prince of Jordan says the armed forces have put him under house arrest amid reports of a possible coup attempt against the ruling monarch, King Abdullah and the video passed to the BBC. Prince Hamzah denies being part of any conspiracy against his half brother, but he accuses the country's leaders of corruption, incompetence and harassment. Several high level figures are reported detained for what the military chief calls security reasons. The BBC Sebastian Usher reports. It's unclear what level of security threat that Jordanian authorities have been responding to There's no doubt as to the gauntlet that Prince Hamzah has now thrown down in a video passed to the BBC. The former Crown prince denies any conspiracy, but says things have got so bad in Jordan that no one can express an opinion without being bullied, harassed or arrested. The Jordanian military is denied that he's being detained but says he was told to stop any action that could undermine the country's security on stability. It's that image of stability in a volatile region.
Jordanian prince claims he's been placed under house arrest
"In Jordan has issued a statement saying that Prince Hamzah, the half brother of King Abdullah, and the former Crown prince has been asked to stop any actions targeting the country's security and stability while the number of officials have been arrested, our Arab affairs editor, Sebastian Nausea, reports A statement by the Jordanian military said that a former minister, a member of the royal family, and a number of other unnamed officials have been detained. It said that it was part of an ongoing security investigation. As part of this Prince Hans. I was told to hold any actions that might affect Jordan's stability that the military denied reports that have been appearing on other media outlets that Prince Hamzah had himself been arrested. Which is triggered speculation that there may have bean on attempted coup. The events is so far officially confirmed our, however shocking enough in Jordan, where such high level arrests a rare Germany's
High-Profile Figures In Jordan Arrested For 'Security Reasons'
"Has issued a statement saying that Prince Hamzah, the half brother of King Abdullah, and the former Crown prince has been asked to stop any actions targeting the country's security and stability while the number of officials have been arrested, our Arab affairs editor, Sebastian Nausea, reports A statement by the Jordanian military said that a former minister, a member of the royal family, and a number of other unnamed officials have been detained. It said that it was part of an ongoing security investigation. As part of this Prince Hans. I was told to hold any actions that might affect Jordan's stability that the military denied reports that have been appearing on other media outlets that Prince Hamzah had himself been arrested. Which is triggered speculation that there may have bean on attempted coup. The events is so far officially confirmed our, however shocking enough in Jordan, where such high level arrests a rare Germany's president, Frank
Vigil honors lives lost in Atlanta spa shootings
"Leaders of the Korean American Community and others in Georgia held But organizers called a worldwide vigil on Friday for the victims of last week's shooting, said the Atlanta area Spaz ABC is taught in Tommy Theo event was organized to raise awareness about the increase in violence against Asians over the last year. Leaders of the Korean American Community and others in the state gathered to honor the victims of the March 16th shooting that claimed the lives of eight people. We don't have the words to describe the sorrow that we feel Imam Abdullah Jobber, the executive director of the council on American Islamic Relations in Georgia, We're here to mourn. We're here to stand with the families, socially distance groups that in prayer in tribute to the
Somalias political problem
"The logic of defined political terms that they provide the body politic with the sort of inoculation against what usually results when one person holds power to loan going back to the voters every so often to ask whether or not they won't. The person in charge to crack on is a sensible precautionary measure. See also the term limit. Which in some jurisdictions imposes a ceiling on the talk any single citizen may occupy the big desk there is however and as somalia. Is this week discovering an inbuilt floor with the setup at the moment the term elapses either the incumbent needs to have a renewed mandate in their pocket or a successor has to be ready to take the oath of office. The time of somali president mohamed abdullah muhammad better known as fa- modu was up on monday however because no elections have been held. No president has been chosen. Several opposition factions and two of somalia's five states have declared that they will no longer recognized for marjo as president before we look at what happens next spoiler alert very possibly nothing. Good a brisk. Recap of the backstory is probably in order the new president from i. I'm i'm very happy today. Because the new president's da for mall. Joe was elected in two thousand and seventeen. The idea had been that this was going to be a proper one person. One vote direct election but it was decided probably correctly that the polling stations and qs. Office somalia's various incorrigible militant groups rather too many targets. Instead from our joe was elected by somalia's parliament which is also not directly elected but instead chosen via a framework which has power among somalia's clans and states. This is a necessarily complex apparatus. Many of the clans dislike each other and a few of the states Iffy on whether they even think they're part of somalia says much about what somalia's mp's were up against when they chose the president that this vote was held not in the parliament building in mogadishu but in a heavily guarded and fortified hangar at aden a international airport and only after it had been closed to air traffic and mogadishu's roads closed to all traffic. It had been hoped for a while that by the end of joe's term somalia would by now being a position to conduct a more orthodox one person one vote direct election. What would have been somalia's first such since nineteen sixty nine however this was eventually reckoned once again an unacceptable security risk specifically that to hold such a vote would have been asking somalis to bet too large a steak on the goodwill of the islamic terror group al shabaab covid nineteen ni- certainly being vastly under recorded in somalia provided further discouragement. So this election was to have been another indirect one though with a broader pool of delegates but for modules opponents believed or purported to believe that the president had been stacking the regional and national electoral board's with his political allies. Which is why we are where we are or perhaps more accurately a delayed election israeli a good thing but it doesn't have to be the end of the world since the beginning of the covid nineteen pandemic at least forty national votes of various sort have been delayed and around thirty five regional or local elections in places where the democratic architecture is solid. This will bailey count. As a wobble especially at subnational national levels it will not cause the citizens of new south wales to question the legitimacy of the democracy if they have to put up with their local councillors another year. Ditto those of london as regards the mayor but when the stakes are as high as national government and the foundations much less stable. Such a jolt can have more dangerous consequences. a delayed. Parliamentary election has already triggered a war in ethiopia in an ominous. And surely not coincidental gesture. Shortly after somalia's politicians failed to reach agreement at the latest talks in. Do some marib an shebab. Roadside bomb struck a military convoy near the town killing thirteen people. And then there's at the security council condemned terrorist attacks by al-shabaab they reaffirmed their support for national sovereignty territorial integrity and political independence of somalia from jo now plans to meet with state leaders next week in an attempt to locate a compromise. It has to be hoped that they find one. Nowhere on earth is a power vacuum good thing and nowhere on earth is a power vacuum a worst thing as recent history has repeatedly demonstrated funding somalia.
US will see possible bump in COVID-19 cases after the holidays
"Officials are bracing for yet another uptick of corona virus infections and deaths following recent Christmas and New Year's gatherings, Doctor a mish Abdullah. Is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. We're going to continue to see cases rise. We're already at record hospitalizations and hospitals really can't in a sustainable manner go through day to day worrying about supplies. Staffing ICU beds that all is going to push possible is closer to the breaking point. The latest
Kenyan man charged with plotting 9/11-style attack on U.S.
"Fbi tonight. Breaking up plot of nine eleven style attack. Somewhere in the us are pete. Williams has more on the man behind it. The fbi says the plot came from al-shabaab the al- qaeda offshoot in africa. That killed seventy two people at a shopping mall in kenya seven years ago. Investigators say the group was incensed by the trump administration's decision to move the us embassy in israel to jerusalem and plotted to attack americans in response including a plan to hijack a commercial airplane and crash it into a us skyscraper court documents say kenyan men chiloe op de abdullah enrolled in a flight school in the philippines three years ago and did research on how to hijack a plane how to get a us visa and look for information about the tallest buildings here tipped off by us intelligence agencies philippine. Police arrested him in july. Two thousand nineteen with intense coverage by local media. He was brought to the us to face. Terrorism charges appeared today in a new york city courtroom. The fbi says tonight. It's a reminder that oversees terror groups remain committed to attacking americans and are still obsessed with hijacking airplanes.
U.N. Investigators Help Yazidis In Iraq Find Bodies Of Loved Ones Killed By ISIS
"Region of Iraq. It has now been six years since the ISIS genocide against the ancient ancient Yazidi Yazidi religious religious minority. minority. And And yet yet survivors survivors are are still still trying trying to to find find bodies bodies of of their their loved loved ones. ones. To To that that end, end, U. U. N. N. Investigators Investigators began began X X Hume Hume ng ng a a mass grave in October, MPR's Jane Arraf was there. In the village of Solo yellow tape ropes off what used to be a fish farm attached to a technical college laborers and investigators dressed in white suits and masks. Carefully digging and sifting through the Pachter as I walk up to take a closer look at one of the man is shoveling the dirt into this big rectangular sifter and then Fine pieces of dirt come out, and he flips the gravel over. The other one is now going through it by hand, trying to make sure that they don't miss any of the bones. Investigators have found at least 17, mass graves so far in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. Things. One is known as the mother's grave, and it's believed to contain the remains of dozens of pregnant and the older women. Isis decided it didn't have any use for Including the mother of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad. And game ideas. I would frosty Sarah Holly in all areas born on this land, but in bigger Snus is her brother Side. Murad is among the Yazidis who have come here in 2014. Isis rounded up and shot almost all the men and older boys. And they're morons Village of coach. Oh, Sayid was wounded Overlooked among all the bodies he managed to escape. He could have moved to Europe is a refugee, but he doesn't want to leave this land where there's been so much tragedy, or did they come in? I shall remember of vision. And now for the dish they come up with. That number was born. I come and get you if you're not getting my mother was the most peaceful, charitable person in the world. If she saw a poor person and we had only one piece of bread, she would cut it into half and give it to him. No idea, And I didn't get enough time to spend with her. We needed to have her with us longer. He takes off his dark sunglasses and wipes tears from his eyes as he body movement quotes whatever he's in all of Green uniform, a fighter now Thea's Edie paramilitary forces here in Sinjar, it's taken years even begin to exhumed bodies to identify them. Some will likely never be found. Sayid returned here after US backed Kurdish forces drove Isis out. It was a year after the massacre, and some the remains were still lying on the ground. They got hot demand. Mama, where a ditty Rusty and Beef Acela's when they came back, and so this I was very depressed because I could see their clothes, some bones. They all disappeared. I don't know who took them. Maybe animals got them or some group of people took them away. When we came back after that, we didn't see their bones. People leaves that, along with his mother's body. The grave contains the bodies of his aunts and his uncles and cousins, wives against the backdrop of so much horror and loss. The only consolation for many of the survivors has to be able to find the remains of their loved ones and bury them properly. A community center still under construction in the village of coach Joe Yazidis have gathered to give DNA's samples. The International Commission of Missing Persons based in The Hague started working to identify victims and mass graves in Bosnia. 1996. There's still not done there. It will likely take years here is well. Woz Abdullah Bas, the commission's deputy Iraq director walks me through the process we start. Take the information. Take it. In our record. There is any missing formation. After that, we shift Do the second table just on here. He would give a blood sample. Ideally, each missing persons with $3 on it's better to be, you know, Close one. So mother, Father Sir. Planes. You know, parents, six year
Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say
"Afghanistan's chief peace envoy, Abdullah Abdullah, said that the U. S decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon as his country is still struggling to attain peace and security amid an ongoing conflict. Abdullah spoken and Kara, where he saw it. Turkey's support for negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban that are taking place in cutter to find an end to decades of war. The talks have made little progress so far. Abdullah said of the US's decision to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan from over 4.5 1000 to 2.5 1000 quote. This is the decision of the U. S administration and we respect it. And quote, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced that we would reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan by mid January, in line with President Trump's pledge to bring our forces home. Afghan officials have expressed concerns that a rapid reduction in American troops could strengthen the negotiating hand of the Taliban, while the militants are still waging a full fledged insurgency against government forces. Abdullah said it's not like things will go a zwei wish, adding however, that he welcomed to the fact that 2500 troops will remain and NATO will also retain its presence. Abdullah said, quote what form or what shape it will take. That remains to be seen, but they will certainly push for a peaceful settlement and quote Washington signed a deal with the Taliban in February to pave the way for the dough, hot talks and American forces eventual withdrawal. We championed the deal as Afghanistan's best chance at a lasting peace. Folks, This is an endless war. Regardless of what the Taliban agreed to, and negotiations they can and have broken agreements before. Both Turkey and cutter are supporters of Isis and their friends in Afghanistan hasn't built a solid military defense. After all the money and support we've been giving them for years and years and years. Why should we think in a few more years will make a difference. America is not the world's cop. If these nations can't get along, that's an issue for them and their neighbors, not
"abdullah" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Now knows once again why it has been a privilege to work with and to know Dr Abdullah Abdullah over the years. Why? Afghanistan is so fortunate to have had him serving? In various capacities and indeed in this capacity right now. And really privileged to have the session with you doctor, and perhaps we bullshit thank the council on Foreign Relations for hosting what? is almost a reunion of all those who have been engaged in your great country over the years. Thank you again very much. Thank gentle father important to. Of course. I want to tank relations are providing paternity in for those who participated in nevertheless those. Questions. Were also tricky. Sylvia's important. In. Dan I tried by with by Stability To to to maintain honesty. To be. Diplomatic Times. Better. I know. That is a lot of a lot sake just for Afghans but for too many people including hundreds of thousands of people who have served scanty, we consider them as of Youtube. as as Ambassadors Zab in the amendment is sometimes very tough hard memories. into to at in what we achieved was serve the sacrifice that all those people's attention. International partners have made a tanker David. Good to see you in good spirit is very wise of you're not to be seriously involved in determinant politics, but what you are doing is serving. Dangerous of your people in House in I'm grateful for that. All the best. Thank. You Dr and we share hopes for what may come out of this effort that you're engaged. Thank you again very much and thank you..
"abdullah" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Mediator is desired and there aren't any structures like group of friends or the type of mechanisms. One traditionally sees and a peace process. Are there scenarios in which you would imagine that you would that the teams would find having an outside mediator and and other such structures and desirable for profits goes forward. Thank you. Thank you. another another friend being involved in the elections in Boston knowing all those natick duties of the past elections at good to hear from you as well in the currently of course, we have both sides agreed that there will be no acilitator in the room would mediators group which should we defer to from time to time host sandy is also had to allow US colleagues involved. But. At one stage if there is a need. For five mediator, which will be I should say, but that depends on the agreement. Between both sides we're open to that we are open to that but. The moment that stayed arrangement. Question, thanks. Next question please. Take our next question from honey. Thank you very much. Thanks for the set discussion David for what's thing at. My question relates to lots question that David ops before returning to the audience, and that is as you know, we buckton election here in the United States in the next five or six weeks. I'm just wondering. Of Us is a body of the discussion or involved in. The the ATHOL, Gunston Eventually, NICK AS TO WHO Becomes President which administration will take over and what difference will be. Yes A. Knowing it from abroad in being. Followed it. How much difference it will make as far as the presence of troops. On the ground distant Sun I'm not sure I so but at the same time, both sides both both to. Canada administration in future administation depending on the elections will be Wadey of. Had the. Presence of any threat terrorist threat from honest that Barth this very clear on also cook Nissen the sacrifices made in the past twenty years in the nineteen years in. Afghanistan. Would it have? An Impact one way or another that. I should say that to. Mab. Not, sure here, the policy, the broader aspects of the policies and may continue in the same way but you are in much better position to to jets dad rather than ask being here. Exxon next question please. Take our next question from Monica Meta. Go ahead. Monarch Go ahead and move on and take our next question. From Bob Tuttle. Dr Dula I'd like to expand on Peter Galbraith question. You think that there's any chance out of this negotiation. That there could be two separate entities really almost two separate states one ruled by the current government and one controlled by. The Taliban I guess really almost two separate countries. No absolutely not. That will be the last thing that Africans would would accept at. That will not be in the interests of the country in and also the demographics of the county terrain the degrees, the economic dependence also of social socioeconomic situation is site in also the people have have harnessed on in spite of all those upheavals that have gone through in the past decades. Deva. Not a not asked for. It will not ask for that. They will not accept it. Ambassador Cuddle next question. Please take our next question from Arvin. Ball. High Q. here. We. Thank you very much for taking my question I wanna ask you just in terms of incentives, right? If I'm looking at this this process from Taliban perspective. It makes sense for them to agree you know to say they WANNA have peace when the US troops leave You know they can kind of the more leeway to do what they want. Right because once US troops are gone, it's hard to muster the political will in the US to send them back also from perspective of Pakistan. I know they've been helpful in the peace process but given that the the ISI in the military have long seen strategic depth as the cornerstone of their Afghan policy like. They're thinking if they get the US to leave, it becomes a lot easier for them to support the Taliban or other sort of you know fundamentalists who need groups loyal to his Lama Slob. So I just I'm just trying to think from their perspective is. Good to have this agreement, the US troops are gone once they're gone, they may not come back. Then they have more ability to do a kind of what they want increasing the power of the Taliban, a lot of these. You know groups that they've been. They've been supporting for a very long time. I did Mike me some calculations. In an thinking amongst. the. Some Taliban leaders, but should this be the case? It would be a big miscalculation I hope that's not the case. And that will be only a discipline for the. Of The wall in agony of the people rather than one side prevailing over the that will not happen in and unfortunately should this be thinking in? Wall will be will be prolonged I don't want to be. A I hope directed at. They've learned a lesson from the recent history of Country Times. They were in control of a nearly eighty five percent of the country of the territory at least. Would be population more or less back not did not the lead to to them. Prevailing honest on than they lost controlled in things happened afterwards did a lot of lessons for us up. The the Islamic Republican people in this side of the the line. The Taliban de countries off the decision. And Hopefully doc miscalculation is not is not part of the part of the game. Thanks for that question what you did back in the day. that'll be the last one. I'm afraid I think that everyone who has participated in the.
"abdullah" Discussed on The World Next Week
"A great question Bernie especially given your background and experience with El. Salvador in Colombia the great work you did the next question please. Take. Our next question from Zeeland Nori. The ditch. The line also jet Patriot as good to talk to you here you. Thank you so much. My question questions do Dr Abdullah. Arab instantly. A lot of member money member of Taliban delegation this book to media into him focuses on the bringing typos Islamic Emirates in Afghanistan but Slavic Arabic enough Denison what does define line in agreement here in what do we expect because people don't WanNa even think about the Islamic Emirates wants was in Afghanistan will be brought back in the insisting on this. It would be insisting on their points of views back to those issues will be debated between both sides. And Ability. To the public. And if they have certain views about the constitution of the campaign issue as it than they should, they should prove it does our does are something that will will be in danger stuff. The people those issues will be debated. In a very sort of serious manner by both sides what I mentioned India in large to the edge to general. Question at the beginning We'll. We'll the part as far as our vision for the future is concerned and it's it's odd ability to understand that to data snow bunting an end to the war through fighting in violence in less stop fighting and find ways that we can live to get in this country without trying to impose our own views over the rest of the population. They can put those ideas once we reach an inclusive settlement. To test. Through getting the votes of the people it didn't. I'm absolutely shaw that absolute best of the people of honest on a Willoughby for preservation of the rights of citizens. including, a fifty percent of the assets over fifty percent which women. There is no doubt that to be tough negotiations and. disagreements but the agreement has to be on on finding a system that we can live in peace while maintaining our differences in in fighting for those differences politically rather than through violence. Thanks Next question please. Our next question from Peter Galbraith. Dr Bill. Good to see you again and of course, all of us who have served in Afghanistan, which will in this process. You may recall that in two thousand nine, we had some conversations about the merits of a parliamentary system and a more decentralized system I won't use I shouldn't use the word federal, but with some of those aspects and my question is. And that of course was that would not be just in the interest of the Taliban. But possibly of different communities in Afghanistan I wondered whether you see saw that as a possible outcome more decentralized and antic were parliamentary system are then they the kind of system that where so much power rests in the single president. Vetoed looked to hear from you. I remember vividly those days because you are also. In. D. Election team you an. Election team in the. That is. Those those are very vivid. Memories at ended, there are two things in that. Got One is my own view in terms of parliamentary system. It throughout those elections that I have fought. I that has been part of odd the agenda in political agenda which I do believe that that is. That is that will better serve Dan just off the people. Let me make it clear. But now now I'm in a different position not competing election I'm I'm in charge of the Constellation. Any system that was better in decamped One thing which I am saw that very centralized. Decision Making System has not proved itself successfully. Dilution of our authority listing country. But there are some some groups which fair that it might. It might undermine the Apollo will or authority in that some intelligence that that exists and that's also part of of the. The entity of our politics in the county though sort diffent did of us so Aftab like my my personal view. View that I fought. At is is, is the one that that yourself defer to in a an even if to extend the Karen Constitution allows, for example, the elected bears we have not implemented that art of our Constitution. And there's no doubt that has led to a condition of distance between the people the public in the central. Government back to what is it that we can we can. We can actually around the table with the other side that's something that that that will that will shape the future of the country back to I will maintain my my views in that regard knowing that country being in the country in in having seen the challenges of the county, it will provide opportunities rather than challenges for the central government backed. Anyway these are different views at out. Thank you Peter Next question. Take our next question from Rina Amiri. Hello, Dr of the general portrays a pleasure to see both of you I had a question regarding the process as I understand both highs have agreed that at this stage direct negotiation between the two sides and thousand outside. ACILITATOR in.
"abdullah" Discussed on The World Next Week
"I have as against you mentioned spent time obviously in Afghanistan several different capacities. In each of those, I went out into eastern Afghanistan into the areas where al-Qaeda had the sanctuary in which the nine eleven were planned and where the initial training the attackers was conducted. I must say, I have never understood doing entirely. the magnetic attraction pull of that area for. Al Qaeda obviously I guess it is mountainous. It's perhaps easy to hide their maybe maybe there's some caves or some other. Areas in which they can seek cover but do you have any sense about what it is about eastern Afghanistan in particular that makes it so attractive for al Qaeda and now also we should note the Islamic state as well for its its element that the straddling Afghanistan Pakistan. Apart from the terrain which is you can. You can appreciate which is which is. Highly. Mountainous, and Bray difficult today in easy to hide which which would be the main factor. In. The at factor would be that Crossing the line in those areas off the. Decided that side of the line at their fair supporters and sympathizers which they have taken advantage of that situation that might be made when reason. Well, in let's go to the next question now thanks to that doctor. We'll take our next question from Bernard Aronson. Thank you very much Dr The thank you for your questions here. I worry about the signals might govern is been sending for the last several years and how that undermines potentially the leverage you bring to the negotiating table. Preliminary talks to set up the. Talks. With the ministration the Taliban Thatcher gunman in the in the room they they've been withdrawing troops as they. Go through this process. Retires noted that the prisoner release did not have any parent sanctions for violations of juice as on rolling In my experience. Conflict, Resolution Salvadoran Central America Colombia. One precondition is at this insurgents have to believe the future's going to be worse than the present militarily and otherwise. But I wonder if the Taliban, look at these signals in the hear the president talking about withdrawal of all our troops at some point, and it just gives them the incentive to to buy their time and hope for the Americans you know get on their helicopters ago and I wonder if there are any signals that you think the US good sand that would be more supportive of your efforts in same signals to the Taliban, it might convince them that this is not simply a matter of waiting out the United States. Avenue? The point is that to officer nineteen years? Of Engagement. The United States as departments. Altogether in too many sacrifices at yes. If you're talking about the Factors in circumstances in conditions around. Are selene myself being part of state the. Businesses against al-Qaeda and Taliban. Indeed late nineties out of the resistance against the older union in eighties. We would have liked it to be a to be to be two different at because sometimes, those messages which are part of the realities of our time might have been misinterpreted in a way like a message, which is which is. From a position of. Weakness sold over not having any other twice or something like that, and then the APP differential tools at may get a different impressions at That might have been the case. In run on two occasions but at the same time. The United States also has been very clear about to about his. Dissolve not to let Afghanistan turn into into. Into a base those status groups that message also has been very loudly et de loud it is. It is. It is voiced at the debate will received a bye bye Birdie also asked that out of the commitment is very obvious that nobody wants to although sacrifices to be in vain after so many years of. Contribution in baton at Tricia so. Message of messages of support. Followed the the. Stable F not. Democratic. not harboring terrorist groups at the same time academy, which respects the rights of its own centers unseen in peace within the without those messages should be the imposed all the time two days ago. I deceived the letter from from Senate of Gum, Lindsey Graham which you will like. Fifty. Would leaders at signed Eliza in support of the preservation of the right of women in a fund son does were. Very prominent leaders from. From from the United States as well as from around the world have these sorts of efforts in also. Being very clear about not tolerating. Harvesting in. Ninety mold, those will be held. Anchor.
"abdullah" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Afghan or coalition forces or the Afghan people. do you have an assessment? Of How many of these five thousand might have actually returned to combat Instead of laying down their weapons. to be honest I don't have a sort of talking about percentage. Wise. Something like that. But I do know that some have returned to the battlefield, which is the violation of Dag demand. That did they had made I. do know that this has happened I by have examples in San Media's in these people have started insurgency in those in those areas Wednesday left back. I will say that the majority have not done to healthy that. That might be the right assistant. That's that's somehow some half. Ill and that of course. Again, the whole focus here is really to get a cessation of hostilities which have cost the Afghan people and security forces so much in coalition forces so much over the years. Do, you have any sense that the Taliban are they are reducing the level of violence. Given reports just in recent days of new renewed assassinations and violence, and so forth. At the moment unfortunately at that level of violence betty, hi, the number of security incidents. Inundated by Taliban in different parts of the county has increased not decreased. In it's important in that was part of message yesterday in the in the Universal Day for peace that while the negotiations continue in, we assumed that both sides have participated in good fake in those negotiations is critical that we see at a action and violence in order to be able to maintain the popular support for the peace process on the ground. I'd advice a the people have have harnessed on will not. Will Not time to sign. Yes. Of course one is that nobody's expecting Orion dissipating that in a few days time we have the company said peace with the Taliban that's a that's that least to the doable these applauded da in the country we know that it will take. Time but at the same time, since the aim of this is to achieve peace in the stability throughout the campaign, we need to prove it a in in practice as well that what we can do is deduction significant reduction in violence we see government of on this, the public is committed to that, and and that is a that position is very clear but unfortunately so far at the level of violence, very high end to a level that is not. Acceptable for the people and I repeat my call to debate about themselves and also. At partners who have any limited Over over the Taliban to press on that point at So at. Dot. Maintaining the momentum in strange than it's further. which is not the case at the mall. You mentioned some of those who may have some influence with the Taliban One of the challenges of course has always been that the Taliban. Is Not located in on Afghan soil. nor are the headquarters of most of the other insurgent extremist groups again that have made life. So difficult for Afghanistan there is a reason why The Quota Shira is named as it is. It's outside Quetta in Baluchistan province of Pakistan Connie. As you know, we're in North Waziristan in the tribal areas that you know. Well. What is your sense as to the contribution? The role that Pakistan is playing at this point in time. We do Sidley lecture sometimes back, we had the visit of General Dodge. BUXTON's army chief wind he spoke with us with the leadership in carbon the. Present Vani at the in talking about in. Talking about unified on Estan, Democratic Fund, a sign that county which which does not zone and so part I didn't see any any difference of view in that sense at the same time when it when it comes to the realities on the ground yourself Oh, to part of it. and. As far as encouraging Taliban to participate in the negotiations at the play, the role American colleagues are saying including a Busta F Eliza did not times that at the data of issues. They, seek death. I myself will be traveling. To signing in a few days time at this will be my first visit to Buxton. At two thousand eight. End. ABN. It we we beat. We do believe that it isn't the interest of all the countries of the region other neighboring countries. And they will benefit from from this and this is what they say, and then the way forward this to cooperate at an. In to. To to. To put it in deeds at in and it worked to get evidence. because. We messed a lot of opportunities in the past for decades at especially in the last two decades with which the will was forthcoming with support at the this stuff that was opened for cooperation because of different enumeration of the in violence, we missed a lot of opportunities in countries off. dirtyjohn. Also have missed opportunities. Data's a lot of mistrust unfounded we need to adjust those things are in. This sort of fog wouldn't forward-looking ways. lots of grievances on both sides Afghans also have a lot of deviances that in that regard. Back to the way forward this is a really add to to realize that tube these extremists, ABC. elements which taking advantage of the situation like. alkai that in. Isis would idea that again is Asian They're not serving any country's interests the only after the opportunities and win the water ends these groups will not have a foothold at the Rice said, they'll turn against any other any country that they won't of the twice they will. They will choose it for themselves. That is. That is what we need to focus on. That will be the focus of Audra. to get out of my visit to Pakistan, which will be official visit than I'd see with the leadership in. Buxton. In the off these situations that. Very. Good. Just three more questions from me, and then we'll go to the questions from the audience. Be Hekmatyar. agreement and you may recall I was privileged to. Host. A couple of the very early meetings that got that going before handing off command to General. Allen. Do you see that as any kind of example, four, what is going on with the Taliban or are the dissimilarities greater than the similarities? gifts did data lots of disabilities as well that one thing which it which I always I've been vocal about it don't also have gone public about it. Appreciated is. Attitude. To Talk. Dynamically out and then eventually find a way to live in peace even to the he might have grievances says because of. The fact that that agreement might dumped being implemented. Completely which is, which is understandable. But He took that decision. and Ab at that's that's the man. That's that could be demand the main. principle. In also a We hope hope that. Debt. Is Designing miscalculation in part of the Taliban in a way that okay. Model when they used to withdraw from honest on than there might be a chance to about trump..
"abdullah" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Few if any rights under Taliban rule, what is your sense as to? Whether or not the gains, the enormous games that women have made. Since late. Two. Thousand One. will be sustained in this new arrangement that is being developed. I would say that. You'll know the detail. Brady different views when we are talking about two sites, Taliban movement in the Slavic at public in the same time at these changes, old gains asphalt as the women. Women's rights is said at these are not superficial at this. This has taken its roots at in in different parts of the county that's not limited to the city's to open areas of the country. Some of those things including at the freedom of speech those are not reversible. That's it. That depends on on on audibility as to to accept one another's ideas. But at the same time, compete father does I mentioned contests voted politically without resorting to violence. In that sense I would say that the absolute majority of the people of finest on are supportive of women's rights including the people would not would not go back to the days that they will not be able to send their goals to schools all over or any that situation richer which was imposed upon the people. Back to at this will be. Tough issues in negotiating table back to. Those are the things that majority. Symbol around at in I know that the negotiations are still really just in the preliminary stages, agenda and so forth. is there any sense yet that? Again. Women's rights will truly be. Achievable in these negotiations do you have any inclination so far? The point is that. We might not be able to convince Taliban or persuade them to accept everything that we say at the same time. Taleban will not be able to to to to to convince us for their own ideas that yes to cease fighting at to to add to not to use violence in at the same time. They should excel that two things have changed in the past. Twenty years especially at the end when one of the. Leaders which was a part of the insurgency that later on joined as a mistake Matab when he joined desert with he was in Kabul, my message to him was that the said Hickman. funnest understand his ability different of Honda's son since we lost net at, which was like twenty seven years back. And part of that is the. The youth at the women, the civil society, the flea media, the vibrant to private sector in all of this for us to to to to to deserve to lead the campaign we should we should. We should accent that things are different in an embrace those changes which are which are which are not reversible. So those things issues will be will be debated. End. Women. Indeed negotiating team prominent women. Members of negotiating on behalf of this, slamming the public back to those will not be left to those four member. Distinguished. Women. Representative. Spent All those which are dad will be will be. Lining. Got when it comes to the rights of women including the OBAMAS which are part of our team as. You talk about the cessation of hostilities. Of course, it's not just the Taleban again who have been making life difficult for Afghanistan. Sadly, it's also the economy network sometimes the Connie Taliban, it's termed the Tariq Taliban Pakistan the IMU of course al-Qaeda the Islamic state. Can the Taliban speak for more than two first of all can Taliban speak for all of its own members In this negotiation in second, does it speak for any of these other groups? or will they also have to be dealt with at some point down the line noting that again al-Qaeda and Islam estate will be unacceptable any. Yes. The town about. Toby. To be fair to them. Did Oppressive D Duda percent. As far as their own organization. Movement is concern including how Tony? Be, do the present desert representatives of death also in the negotiating the around negotiations over there so. That might not be the main question. The main question will be what happens Guida I mentioned. This earlier as well, which is this is part of the the aggreement between the United States in the Taliban that the Taliban will not a harbor. That will not support. Them will not let them. Do It on eighty s and so on and so forth at that has to be checked throughout because that's part of the agreement between the United States end the Taliban of course is not making will have a support al-Qaeda were alone that your will aware of when it comes to certain eleven groups. If Isis Taliban in Isis at times They're fighting against that. So Duck Alabama do not come on. Of Control, over the Isis but once. The. Fighting with Taliban is not dad the Bruce would have little chance would have little chance to. To add to to operate within Afghanistan of course, they will not. Go Away with them actively, the will be around in one has to focus on finishing them but to. The same time it's because of instability in the continuation of wealth in abroad parts of the country in large part of the country that does other groups also take advantage of this I am you in. Some of them they might they may join isis if Taliban truly these process than than they do not support them anymore. But that's that does not mean al Qaeda of course at Taliban have a commitment to deliver as far as al Qaeda and Isis of. Now. As you know, one of the preconditions for the negotiations was the release of detainees. By the Afghan government son five thousand or so of them. the agreement was that they would not pick up arms again, would certainly not resume fighting.
"abdullah" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Thank you very much ingredients to you all it's a great pleasure to preside over the session virtually and a privilege to have Dr Dole Dole with us at such a potentially pivotal moment. For Afghanistan and for the US led coalition that has supported Afghanistan since late two, thousand one. Doctor Ghulam double is knows well too many of US a Kabul University trained up the Mall Gist who originally practiced in western Pakistan during the Soviet occupation before joining Knock Mitch, GonNa sued and the pen shear resistance. When the Taliban captured Kabul and Nineteen, ninety six, he served with the northern. Alliance again, under off my Chamois sued and falling liberation of Afghanistan from the Taliban in late two, thousand, one doctor Abdullah search for four years as minister of foreign. Affairs he ran for president. Two, thousand nine of course, and then led the opposition in parliament. Following the two thousand, fourteen election, he served as Chief Executive in the government of national unity and in May of this year following another contested election, he was selected to lead the High Council for National Reconciliation with authority to handle all affairs related to the Afghan peace process negotiations over which have, of course, begun recently in Doha Qatar. Welcome Dr Abdulah. Great to see you again. Thank you Jess good to see you in. Thank you follow presiding over this. Virtual get together. Good to see you. Thank you and it's great to do it from this undisclosed lakeside location in Virginia. Dr Perhaps, we could begin with you giving us a quick. On the state of talks with the toddler in Bonn in Doha. please. And thank you. I should say that after forty two years of war. The start of talks in Doha is considered a historic. It started well. It continues now as we are speaking the contact group's of the. Meeting one another and it'll be a good with that of the two teams the whole team in to. Lee started from from knowing one another like two teams and then a getting along in today's issues and so on and so forth. That must have considering the background I should say that it is healthy in the we sense that. Is that is a willing in the other side, which is the Alabama. Movement. To take. Advantage of that situation in and in view but. Along way ahead of us, nobody can can ignore all the complexities involved. We jam both sides come from. Two different. was views of us about the life. About two right-of-centre out the division of of of. own country and. It all of that. into at the same time. We have to do that with all those differences. To find a way to to live in peace with financial data and maintain our differences of views in let the people decide about it in the future but at the same time, pretending put an end to the city of the people which have continued for so long into. Personally, I have been involved in distance the past the four dictates. One Will Annetta? into. Did is no more urgency. A peaceful settlement than would see far that people have honest. And that's important. And at the same time, the United States also is looking at it with a sense of urgency at this stage, which is. which is a good convergence of. Views. Meanwhile. In the nineteen years. You have. Supported as the international community has supported us the United States you're their. Own Service yet an offside men and women soldiers those who paid the ultimate price. This has created a bond of transferring ship between attempt is based on the common threat that faced because it was it was. After. Two thousand one, the tragedies of nine eleven at that you start to do it engagement here I I see the. Surgery, took us is the. President of the C. Fought I. met him in two thousand one before September eleventh at that time he was a little us was the director of policy planning. At the State Department at an item in but really vividly. At that time, that's what I lease Tim was that he asked as Afghans we have through ready difficult times, but the terrorist groups working enough honest on which model that aim is, of course, at the moment we are in the frontline data Amos the United States or listen civilization that was like a few months before before September. Eleven and then team the tragedies. In be also lost prior to September. The leader of the resistance just two days before that the lead. Much. Masud. Few days, Anniversary since then we have come a long way in. diesel settlement dangerous stuff everybody but nobody. Would like to see a determinist groups. Attain Group. Once again in the silent, then have occupied The people around at the at on the would riding important Part of the agreement signed between the United States in the Taliban is Taliban severely links with al Qaeda in terrorist groups at that has to be observed ABC the sort. By Nestle make sure that that part of Dag minutest implemented fully because it's important for us. It's important advocate. For this of the the sacrifices. That you have made other partners have made. In this country. I know that the. Negotiations will be complexities. There will be A. At At, there will be people which which may APP may worry about Cert- Things that. As a whole I can say that the people have gone hopefully. At the same time they have concerns. Do we go back to the old days? What happens to the at of? The. People have stunned, which is that as early as a result of too many sacrifices from from US Afghans in an odd Athens of in partners. In the Could we can we? Get to a point out the while maintaining views. And real life. Agreed to live in peace within. A country a sovereign country without allowing cut. With. To violence and then compete for ideas peacefully politically that's that same endeavour side. As. Being too. If we don't get that, then it will be the continue the agony Mississippi Sapphire. Migration in all sorts of at net other situations that we have been through that will continue so. It's a moment of being hopeful at to A. At the same time. went to the new site of all those lists which are involved about two eventually as deadly. The absolute majority of people are found at dignified doodle peace attempt to which is unified in does not all by terrorist groups and expects that I tough. Its own citizens in contribute to the will be enough its own people. But at the same time materialized those petitions if onomic in otherwise, which will be beneficiary degen. Doctor when you talk about the rights of Afghans of course. Fifty percent of the Afghans the women had..
"abdullah" Discussed on When I'm High
"Hello everybody. Thank you for joining me on this fun podcast I. Think it's fun. It's called when I'm high and this episode is the very first episode of a brand new interview. All the other ones you've heard were prerecorded pre edited bunch of people talking in one episode. But here we have today. Well, I'm just GonNa let him introduce himself Abdullah tell tell the people who you are hey, I'm say and I'm a TV producer and screenwriter and I've made a whole bunch of cannabis media and. One of those pieces of media is actually how I found out about you your podcast called. Great great moments in We'd history I have that right? Yes. That's right. That's right. Spencer everybody should go listen to this podcast go through history old history new history with and they're all great moments in history when I. Hear guys say that in my head when I even say it listen to every single episode. Thank you. Thank you for for doing this I. Know Your Time Is Short. So we are going to get into the questions I. I would love you to just tell me one of your favorite stories in your personal life related to the right. Wow. There's so many my life has definitely been. Very, cannabis involved for a long time. I certainly smoked a lot of cannabis as a teenager and very quickly became. Enamored with the politics and history around cannabis because there's just I mean the more you learn the less you know. To pick it individual moment. what was the prompt again like just one that stands out or something like positive yet just the first one that comes to mind doesn't have to be your favorite or anything just any anything right? Sure. I guess my first DAB was definitely interesting because I had been smoking weed for several years at that point you know I've been smoking weed for probably. Twelve years or something right and You never really get as high as you got when you were a teenager and I remember taking my first DAB..
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Challenge her. James Baldwin Mike. Right I reserve the right to criticize her perpetually because I love her. Yes, it is so important. Yes, and I'm curious for anybody WHO's listening to us today. Who is in the La area and wants to show up? Wants to show up for black lives matter for a city council meeting for white people for black lives. Where do they start? So we have a website B. L., L. A. Dot Org and we have a website because there was a white ally who sit. We needed a website and she donated money for us to build a website. So that's a victory. Be La Dot Org on social media were be L. M.. Los Angeles on Instagram and B. L. MLA on twitter. And listening right now, so that will give you everything that we're doing right, so just follow our social media, but if you're listening right now, there's some things people can do right this minute. Right number one making join our monthly meetings, which are every second Sunday of the month. They can join.
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Across the country. And so I hope. That being able to. Solely focus on the problem of the system. Can Inspire all of us to try to make it better can inspire us to say yeah I want more of my city dollars going to social work programs. Going to you know community uplift forces. Going it doesn't need to be this. Yeah and I think part of when we say this right when we say dream before you think are when we say radical imagination. People go. Yeah, but how do you get to that? And it feels like this big overwhelming task, right? But really all we're talking about is a budgeting process. Just move. Some money is not that hard to move some money, right? We have cities that are moving the money. Move some money. Also! You know I define myself as an abolitionist, right and people go. What does that mean? What are we this woman? But abolition ISM doesn't just mean tearing down systems that are oppressive right so most people associate abolitionists with the end of slavery, right abolishing slavery. I believe in the abolition of prisons and police. That doesn't mean I. Don't believe in public safety and it doesn't mean that you know I. Don't prioritize that, right. I just think it can look very different. And I think that also a lot of times as abolitionists, we only think about the tearing down our what's illuminated is tearing down right, so we highlight the protests and. We they wanna Polish the police, yes, and. build. Community safety teams. We want to build the. Maybe you could be the grandma brigade, right. And it's not that hard to do, and so when you think about it like. Those, grandparents were doing it. That was abolitionist work, and you didn't have stuff happening in the neighborhood, and so the police weren't there. Well, they were, but they they were kind of kept it bay right, and so we can. It's not as overwhelming of task as it seems. It's totally doable, right? Mean if they did abolish slavery, slavery did Chattel Slavery came to an end? If the people before us were able to do that, then it should be a relatively easy feat to save policing as we know, it should no longer exist. Let's establish a system of public safety and work towards it and. See it. Come to fruition, not a hundred years from now I'm talking in the near future in my lifetime. Something I like to ask me pull at the beginning. We just went. Right in and I skipped one of my favorite questions, but it but I'm thinking about it now. Thinking historically. I. Sit across from so many people who I'm so in awe of and I'm so in awe of where you are in this moment in your life, and then i. go where you like this when you were little, I'm fascinating. People were as kids and and. who were you as a kid, were you? Were you always wise? Were you always? So sensitive where like who is little Malina so? Yes I was always like this. I don't know that I would call myself wise now I. I hear so. I was always like this always had a big mouth right I always taught by my mom and my grandpa specially that I could do anything you know. and. It's. Like I feel like we've spent a lot of time on the heaviness of this work and. But I always found. This like using my voice and speaking up for whatever fun like it's fun like I think so, too. It gives me life like. You don't have to sit there and listen to this full talking about crazy stuff on..
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Hi Everyone Sophia Bush here welcomed a work in progress where I talked to people who inspire me about how they got to where they are and where they think they're still going. Day Whip smarties. Today, we're going to depart from. Her normal schedule and we're actually going to re air a podcast that came out last year. Back in August of two, thousand nineteen. I was lucky enough to interview Dr, Molina Abdullah. She is a recognized expert on race gender, class and social movements. She was a founding member of black lives matter and continues to serve as the Los Angeles. Chapter leader. She is a woman, a scholar, activist, a mother and a friend. She is an incredible offer and she is a person that I learned an incredible amount from in terms of how to show up. Disparity in the system in what we can do about it. In the wake of continued police brutality. In the wake of understanding that police brutality is a public health. And in the wake of horrific videos like that of the death of Ahmad, barbary. The murder of George Floyd. And? Our understanding that Brianna Taylor an EMT, a first responder carrying for covid patients was executed by police in her apartment. We have worked to do. We have things to confront. I say we because I am including myself as a white woman. And my hope is that all of you will join us today to listen to this episode as we re air it with no ads. Just, because we know it is the right thing to do. You won't hear from sponsors. You will just hear from Dr Abdullah. She answered my questions and they're questions that I imagine many of you have as well so please. Show Up. Listen Up. And learn from the experts how we can all speak up. Because, people are dying and it's our job to do something about. I really appreciate all of you I hope you enjoy this conversation with Dr Lebda.
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Our job is to kill the ego right so the greatest work we can do is to kill the ego and I think that that's the greatest internal work that we can do right. A good organizer doesn't need to have their EGO stroked. They never have to be thanked. May Nev- never have to be received accolades for the work that they do. Because the work should be about the work right and so a good organizer Recognizes that the most impactful thing that you can do is to create. Create more organizers right so to empower people to not seek in ace symmetrical messianic model of leadership ship that puts you at the top right leading everybody else behind you but recognizes how strong we are when we all march arm in arm. And and that you also don't know how to do every damn thing like I can. I'm a teacher right so I teach pretty well right. I'm a good writer you know I am not artistic. I'll have artistic bone in my body and we have someone else in the movement movement Foamy. Lola who's a brilliant playwright and poet right. Who if we didn't have that team are arts and culture team? When I speak or write I feel like it can hit people? The thinking part works but how do you get people to dream dream. I can't get people to dream. That's what the artists do right because they bypass the mine and get to the sole right. And then I can you know put in the thoughts right but I can right likewise and few needed me to draw a picture I'd be like here's a stick figure figure I'm so sorry but you're an artist writer and artist. I'm a performer. But I can't paint but somebody your yeah point like a good organizer Rep recognizes. We need performance artist. Yeah we need painters. We need people who can speak. We need people who can mobilize allies. We got the sister in black lives matter named Jan who she can make friends with any damn buddy right like we'll be at a protest us next thing you know she got everybody's life story she's telling us what they gonNA do. Lease people are at the next meeting because Jan.. That's it's a gift. Yes it'd be able to commune with people. Like that. And so good organizers recognized that you were you know one pain and a stained glass window you know and it takes. Your job is to figure out how all these pieces fit together to form that glass to warm that formation. That's GonNa get us to where we need to go. I love that and I think it also takes the pressure of participation off for people who are starting their journey of showing up speaking up standing up because some people think that if they don't know how to do it they shouldn't shouldn't they shouldn't or can't or don't have permission. And when you talk about organizing in the community and getting back to that village that we evolved evolved in as a people it highlights the reality activism and social change. It's this is a relay race. We run on teams as we pass the baton. That's the only way for us to sustain is to do it together. Yeah and it. People often defy describe it as a relay race ace but I think it's kind of a a modified really right so I was talking to somebody about youth organizing and they were talking about this relay. People need to pass the baton. I think the baton needs to be passed. But you still gotta keep running. Oh yeah you know. I picture it as a running running in a pack and you just past the thing around. Maybe I should say it feels more like one of those Olympic torch ceremonies where like everybody goes together. Certain people have the torch a different time right. But yeah right if you're running alone. Then what's the point right now not running with the torch and then passing it and then stopping we know we still gotta keep going and when we're all running that's how we win. I WANNA Just quickly address. What you said about people people thinking they have to have something special? You do have something special right. I don't know what it is. Maybe you get along well with children. Maybe you can cook. Maybe you can sing. All of those things are. That's what I mean by Mama. Ella Baker calls it group Center Leadership Right. All of that stuff is valuable to the movement. Even if you just have good ham writing one claim to fame Yuban people right on a damn but your paper and you can read what they wrote. We we need you. Who has the good penmanship to be? The scribe writing. Even if that's all you got please bring it like just bring it an offer it and it's going to be valuable and love that because people don't realize that they are exceptional Everyone sort of thinks that like unless they're I don't know the Great World Changer that there may be not a value. Add and every single person is evaluated absolutely you You said that racism is not simply a matter of thinking or feeling. It is a social hierarchy imposed to afford white people with unearned material and psychic beliefs. And I feel like we've unpacked a lot of that pretty well but here we are with the president who who was quoted eight times in a mass murderers manifesto right there. Is this assumption that the system punishes the people who do wrong but we are you're talking about very disparate punishment. Right now what do what do we do with this. What do we 'cause I I would wager that? There's a lot of people listening listening. Who feel very traumatized by what trump is doing? And what he's bringing into this country his his dehumanisation of people and the effect. It's having what do you think people at home can do. Do how do how do they support. How do they fight back against it? How do they support making society? Better how do they support you. I'm I'm curious how we turn the tide on something that is this insidious. Yeah I mean we absolutely cannot tolerate him him. We cannot tolerate him and you know he's dangerous in terms of his rhetoric policy. You and I think that the last week has shown us how he spurred up white. Supremacist violence right it. It doesn't mean that that was never part of this country. It's part of the founding of this country but in my lifetime we've always moved further are in further away from it right. We've always seen doing you talked about being pushed right but it's really two steps forward one step back right so we've always always moved forward. This is the first time I feel like a massive push backwards right. A mass like a sister Souljah legit Had A song slavery's back in a fit right and it sounded like the Super Far Fetched Idea. But now when you look at what's happening happening right when you look at you know lacking children in cages right when you look at family separation. I think it's one of the reasons why you see black people also involved in what's happening at the border is because like there's a trans generational memory of our own family separation right. It's just overwhelming. He has given complete permission for white supremacist. Terrorists to do whatever they want. And it doesn't mean that they weren't there but they were the important chick right and I think that even Racism is not just a matter of thinking and feeling doing but I think part of that permission is for them to engage the lowest of themselves right to say that those kind of lower creature instincts of invasion of ownership of mine. Right it can be meted out in the most violent ways right when you think about these mass shooters right like we've seen things things when you go back historically and you look at what they did to my people under Chattel slavery or what they did to my people after reconstruction destruction during the height of the lynching era. Right the ideas. I don't even know how they brought themselves to mutilate us in torture us in the way that they did. But that's what's moving back around right. That's what this back again right. what is it that great again. He says great any again. That's what he's hearkening to right. I've never seen this happen before and so I'm saying that it's a say I don't really have the answers. One super easy one is he got it. Go right you gotta go. It's not radical to to say I'm not voting right so some people think oh well you know I'm not voting. The Republicans and the Democrats are the same. No they have. They both both are owned by Corporate America. And we can't have this fool in office no more so he gotta go he gotta go. Congress has to be courageous enough to drag his ass up out of there. We really can't afford to wait until twenty would take office again. Twenty twenty one. We can't afford to wait that long so I think this whole idea of impeachment Isaiah dragging like somebody somebody just needs to drag him like you know now. I can't say too much. But he gotta go. You gotta go like I would like to see him go immediately. I think also though as we talk about voting loading and one of my concerns around kind of The engagement with electoral politics. which I think is important? Is that sometimes. We allow systems Adams to tell us. That's our only tool and I believe in voting but I believe in what I call voting plus right vote. Oh yes and what else are you gonNA do right. Yes oh I love that voting plus right because you can't just vote right you must vote right. What is your responsibility once every four years for fifteen minutes now no? It's live election day. Yes local elections midterm elections wins every four years presidential. And who are you in your community everyday absolutely. Yeah absolutely so it's not okay. You don't get to sit by and watching justices happen right. This is a bird in the black people beer all of the time when we talk about like everyday racism. 's right every day we're experiencing experiencing something and now I want to go on a whole diatribe about what I just experienced at Costco but I love Costco too. It's like one of my favorite places but they hurt. Let me because I went to buy some pizzas at Costco. I had on a black lives matter. T shirt the guy giving me my pizzas. It was supposed to take take fifteen minutes game pizzas away to these two white men who walked up behind me knowing I was waiting when I confronted him. He takes even longer he decides. He's GonNa get a be out of the zone so stupid but there was a be trapped in the screen. He's going to remove the beef from the screen gene and he can't hand me my pizzas because this is more important and like I felt dumb having to call Costco and say I feel like.
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Hi Everyone Sophia. Bush here welcomed a work in progress where I talked to people who inspire me about how they got to where they are and where. They think they're still going doctor. Melina Abdullah is an expert on race gender class social events. She was part of the original group of organizers NIZER's who formed black lives matter. She's also a professor and chair of Pan. African studies at Cal State University Los Angeles. I was beyond honored to have her come on work in progress to talk about the moment. The black lives matter. Movement came.
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