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Fresh update on "council" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"But their parents can't double DT Opie's Kate Ryan breaks down the change. Along with some others. Montgomery County Council voted to approve tweaks to the executive order on covert 19 regulations. Adults engaged in outdoor sports will still have to keep their masks on. But kids will not plastic shields no longer count is face coverings and restaurant capacity will stay at 50%, co owner of Caddies on Cordell Bar and Grill, Eric Heckman asked for approval to sell alcohol after 10 P.m. most restaurants or Parents in huge increases in revenue. This is going to get worse as the weather gets colder are outside facilities are not is used for guidance on the possibility of extending alcohol sales is expected from the county later this week. Kate Brian w. T. O P. News Copan 19 fears have sideline high school football in Maryland, but some local coaches are making the case to get students back on the field. Keith Rawlings, head football coach for Edgewood High School in Harford County, says Maryland needs to approve a start for football season. I personally think that spring is too late in regards Tio recruiting and players that want to go on the play in college, he says. Maryland is one of only nine states that does not have a plan to return to playing high school football. Rawlings will be joining the Maryland High School Football Coaches Association and the Baltimore Touchdown Club at the Let them play rally in Annapolis on Saturday at two to bring awareness to the call. I think everyone should be asking the question. Why is Maryland? One of the few states not bringing kids back to the classroom..
Clean energy transition will strengthen national security, Navy veteran says
"Dan. Mitch. Spent five years in the navy. When he left for civilian life, a career clean energy was not on his radar. I did not know very much about clean energy or climate change when I got out of the navy. But he got a job at the Department of Energy and as he learned more, he became passionate about the benefits of solar and wind. The clean energy transition is going to strengthen our future national security by reducing our reliance on foreign fuels, diversifying energy sources and our investments in those energy sources and mitigating the worst impacts of climate change today missions a senior fellow at the Atlantic, council and founder of the Veterans Advanced Energy Project, which recruits veterans for clean energy jobs. Most military veterans for one reason or another how a mission oriented service nature to contribute to society and defend their country both while wearing the uniform after they take the uniform off. So mich- helps them understand how working for clean energy can support national security. We hope to help make veterans feel good about what they choose to do in their post military careers.
Fresh update on "council" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Briefing that you'll hear live here on Kogo at noon. Crimes against Children are on the rise in Saturday going. The district attorney is asking Governor Newsome to take that into consideration. When it comes to reopening schools summer, Stephan telling Kogo News Ready Children's Hospital has seen in 80% rise in suspected child abuse during the pandemic. The child doesn't have the trusted adults at school. The place where they can start to share or the teachers can be fine, and people can see. Changes in behavior. In a letter to the governor of the district attorney asks that he considered the health and safety risks with kids, not in school who compared to the risks of the Corona virus. The U. S hitting another grim milestone today and the pandemic after Johns Hopkins researchers reported the day the 200,000 deaths in the U. S close to a million have died worldwide. Some models now predicting the U. S death toll could double by the end of this year. More than 6.8 million Americans have tested positive for the virus, Fed chairman Jerome Paul today urging the White House and Congress to doom or to help the nation recover from the economic slowdown caused but the pandemic He testified before the House committee today that employment and overall economic activity are below pre pandemic levels, and the path ahead is highly uncertain. Utah Senator Mitt Romney announcing today that he favors the Senate taking a vote on a Supreme Court nominee. Romney did not say how he will vote, saying it will depend on the nominee's qualifications. President Trump said the day he will announce his nominee to replace the late Ruth Peter Ginsberg on Saturday. The La Mesa City Council on people living in that city are upset over the county trying to curb homelessness. A special online meeting was held last night, where City Council members and city staff were blindsided by the county's plan to purchase the Holiday Inn Off Parkway, Drivin Fletcher Parkway and turning into a homeless shelter. The UT says LA Mesa mayor Mark A. Rapid Stathis will speak on behalf of concerned residents at today's special meeting with the Board of Supervisors. A rapid, Stathis says While he and other residents are in favor of helping the city's homeless, the hurried way the county went about it. Rub them the wrong way. Dan Noone Kogo news on Wall Street at this hour, the Dow is up 115 points. Koga News time He Lovato. Three coaches updated weather just here, But right now, let's take a look at Coco's real time traffic..
Washington DC launches $5 million child care relief fund
"Is continuing coverage of parenting in a pandemic. Many parents are hoping to get backto work. But a lack of childcare is stopping stopping them them and and her her D D C, C, which which will will give give more more money money to to license license childcare childcare facilities facilities to to keep keep them them up up and and running. running. All All licensed licensed child child care care providers providers will will be be granted granted part part of of the the dedicated dedicated $5 $5 million in relief for emergency operational funding. Washington Area Community Investment Fund will manage the disbursement of funds. D. C. Council chair, Phil Mendelson says other businesses could also receive added assistance. We've approved legislation that if funds are available in additional $100 million for businesses in the city of concern the upcoming financial reports on the health of the unemployment fund I have heard from the chief financial officer that it's likely that we will have to look at adjusting the tax rate for unemployment insurance. Mendelssohn doesn't yet know how much the tax on city business. Might increase Meghan
Fresh update on "council" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"FM M A. L A cumulus stations news Now they'll use it to buy Maria leave new this hour. The Commission on presidential Debates has announced the topics for next Tuesday's debate between President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, among them the Supreme Court. White House press secretary Kaylie Mecca, and he was asked about in a short time ago. And I think the American people are going to get very clear eyed. Look on, as they have with the previous two nominees we've made of what this president stands for. That he wants a judge who will protect our fundamental rights are essential liberties who looks at the Constitution as written not trying to fancifully interpret that document, who Looks that the plain meaning of statutes and implements that in rules in a way that a true textual lists would. The president says he will announce his pick on Saturday. Other debate topics will include the Trump and binding Records Cove in 19, the economy, race and violence in our cities. And the integrity of the election. The debate moderated by Fox News is Chris Wallace will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, and you can listen. Live here on W M. A. L. Starting at nine o'clock on the 29th main will make history with this year's election may well be the first state to use rank choice voting for a presidential election. The state Supreme Court says a Republican effort to force a new referendum on the issue came up short. The system also noticed instant runoff. Voting works like this, You rank each candidate on the balance. They one through five. If no one gets 50% of the first place votes, you eliminate the last place candidate, replacing their first place votes with number two on those ballots, and so on until someone gets 50%, the idea is to let people vote for long shot independent and third party candidates without essentially wasting the ballot. Was used remains 2018 congressional elections. Chris Monster. Fox News. The Montgomery County Council expected to approve a new measure to provide over $7 million in grants to daycare providers that operate inside county schools. We all know that large component of the Children that will benefit from this are no income Children going from Families Council member Nancy Navarro, while council president Sydney Katz at the shutdowns have taken a toll on childcare providers. Although they were now able to open their doors, it is greatly reduced with increased expense. And this one provider shared. We will still lose money every day. Just the measure is expected to pass unanimously next week. Barbara Brit W E Mail and W M a l dot com For perhaps the last time over the next decade, the final appeals going out for you to do your civic duty. Just a few more days remain to complete. The 2020 cents is fairly governor Larry Hogan out, reminding residents who've avoided their deaths..
US announces new Iran sanctions and claims it is enforcing UN arms embargo
"Iran President's executive Order announced today gives us a new and powerful tool to enforce the U. N arms embargo. Hold those who seek to evade U. N sanctions accountable. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he expects US allies to abide by the sanctions. This as the U. N Security Council refuses to acknowledge the US in the process given the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Partisan battle over Supreme
Fresh update on "council" discussed on Michael Wallace and Steve Scott
"I'm Paul Murnane here. Your three things on this Tuesday. One breaking news. The woman who was accused of sending Rice into the White House told the president to quote give up and remove your application for this election. Another item just in Iran is invoking the death of George Floyd saying the U. S. Is quote, putting the feet of arrogance on the neck of independent nations. The U. S brokered deal involving Israel, the You and Bell rain. It's a blow to Iran and number three as of today, the U. S death toll from the Corona virus has topped 200,000. According to the count that is kept by Johns Hopkins. It's 1, 46 and state lawmakers are working on ways to care for stressed out essential workers. And they're trying to figure out how to pay for it. Corona virus doesn't just impact physical health, Any mental health expert advocate will tell you that we are in for a rude awakening on state Senator David Carlucci is radar stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and suicide. Awaiting the governor's signature a bill pushed by Carlucci that would create a trauma advisory council to make sure that our essential workers have access to the best treatment. And also have best practices in place. But essential social services always need more funding. At.
Oversight group finds Seattle officer didn’t mean to pepper spray child at protest; family attorneys speak out
"Attorneys for the father and child who were pepper sprayed by Seattle police say the result of the department's internal. Investigation. Are Not Enough K. you wo W's Amy Radel reports Mondo Avery and his son were pepper sprayed during protests against police violence in May. Their attorneys say they are disappointed but not surprised by the determination that the use of pepper spray did not violate Seattle Police Department policies the investigation by the Office of Police Accountability said the boy suffered a wrong but it was inadvertent and the. Officer did not commit misconduct. The statement from attorney David on behalf of the family says, if SPD policy allows an innocent child to be struck by pepper spray, that policy should be changed. It adds that OPA's investigation did not address whether the officers could've taken steps to prevent what happened Owens an attorney. James Bible say they intend to file a lawsuit since that incident, the city council and the federal courts have both acted to constrain SPD's of crowd control. Weapons Amy Radel K. U. O. W. News.
Fresh update on "council" discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
"Winning the battle against a subpoena to force us all to turn over unedited video of the May 30th riots downtown. Seattle Police Department asked for the video is part of its investigation into the violence. But Comeau and others called it an overreach of power and a violation of the First Amendment. The state Supreme Court issued an emergency state in the case last month, but because the court probably wouldn't be able to get back to it until next year. The SPD decided to drop the subpoena request the Seattle City Council meeting this afternoon at three o'clock on a potential compromise in the push to defund the police department. Almost Patrick Kwon tells us If the council approves this compromise, no SPD officers will be cut from the department after months of clamoring within city Hall and cries to defund the Police department. This compromise Would all but undo the council's proposed cuts, Toe SPD and leave the city with effectively the same police force it had at the beginning of the summer, and it's 2020 minute budget. The council voted to cut SPD by 100 officers in this compromise that wouldn't happen. The council also voted to cut the navigation team in this compromise that only the knave team back in action. It remains the same size. What about the plan to defund the police by an additional $3 million? That's down to 650,000 and the council voted to trim this Salaries of commanding officers. That, too would not happen in this compromise for a council member Chama. So want this compromise UN does cuts she believes were insufficient to start with it is significantly rolling back even small, progressive changes of the council made in the summer budget, so all eyes are on City Council. They will vote on the mayor's veto at three o'clock, where they could also move forward on this compromise. In Seattle. Patrick Quinn Kommen sie Seattle Police Officers Guild says its petition in support of law enforcement against budget cuts now has more than 180,000 signatures, part of an effort to stop the defunding of the SPD. Redmond. Police officers who shot and killed a woman in an apartment over the weekend are part of a department where body cameras are not standard equipment. Come on, Jonathan show with more on the investigation just proves it can happen any place. Unfortunately, that's pretty much the sentiment around here at Madeira Redman for a 39 year old woman was shot and killed by three Redmond, police officer Sunday evening, chief Darryl Lo says. At some point, the.
US Restore UN Sanctions Despite Pulling Out Of 2015 Nuclear Deal
"The Trump Administration says that all U. N sanctions against Iran have been restored. The administration announced last night that the so called snapback mechanism has taken effect. But most Security Council members say the move is void because the U. S pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.
US has reimposed UN sanctions on Iran, Pompeo says
"The return of sanctions against Iran is a step towards international peace and security. The Trump Administration announced last night it's invoking the snapback provision. Of a multi nation nuclear deal with Iran. Because Iran has been in violation. This one main United Nations sanctions on Iran would be reimposed. But 13 of the 15 members of the U. N. Security Council. Say the U. S action is void because the U. S. Quit the deal in 2018. This is NPR
New York Landmarks Lit Blue, Statue in Her Native Brooklyn to Honor Justice Ginsburg
"Especially in her native Brooklyn and their sport in New York is going on the late justice who passed away yesterday at the age of 87 with a statue there, Governor Cuomo announcing landmarks in the state lit in blue and her honor. People are using words like heartbroken and devastated to describe their feelings about Ruth Bader Ginsburg is death and at a community event in bed Stuy attorney Renee Gregory said Ginsberg many clear that women belong where decisions were made very leading the way for women. Though, that their place was anywhere that a man's place Wass and City Council member Robert Corny, he said Ginsburg was at the forefront of not only eagle rights for women, but for the gay community to I'm personally scared that they're going to roll back. All of the strides that she's made. At this time, So while you know really, we should be honoring her legacy and we will and we do. We have to pivot and shipped right away to make sure that we can protect everything she's done. In Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hopes to have the Brooklyn Municipal Building on Jura Lemon Street name for Ginsburg. Carol D'Auria tent and winds in Brooklyn. Ginsberg died from complications
US against the world over Iran 'snapback' sanctions
"The Trump Administration declared today that all U. N sanctions against Iran have been restored. Ah move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal and sets the stage for an ugly show down at the world body ahead of its annual General assembly. The administration said it is triggering the snapback mechanism in the U. N. Security Council resolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a statement says the United States took this decisive action. Because in addition to Iran's failure to performance commitments, the Security Council failed to extend the U. N arms embargo on Iran, which had been in place for 13
New York landmarks light up blue for Justice Ginsburg
"Especially in her native Brooklyn. And there's word in New York is going to honor the late justice who passed away yesterday at the age of 87 with a statue there, While Governor Cuomo announcing landmarks here in the state lit in blue in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. People are using words like heartbroken and devastated to describe their feelings about Ruth Bader Ginsburg is death and at a community event in bed Stuy attorney Renee Gregory said Ginsberg many clear that women belong where decisions were made very The way for women to know that their place was anywhere that advance place Wass and City Council member Robert Corny, he said Ginsburg was at the forefront of not only eagle rights for women, but for the gay community to I'm personally scared that they're going to roll back. All of the strides that she's made at this time. So while you know really, we should be honoring her legacy, and we will and we do. We have to pivot and shift right away to make sure that we can protect everything she's done. In Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hopes to have the Brooklyn Municipal Building on Jura Lemon Street name for Ginsburg, Carol D'Auria 10 10 wins in Brooklyn
Honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"Ginsburg has left an open venture. And with the election six weeks away, that would have major implications. Philadelphia City commissioners will vote toe open 15 satellite offices to help with male and voting in the city and to recap our top story. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D. C on Friday night, and the Nation has mourned the loss of the 87 year old chief justice. That's all ahead. Usually just justice. That's all ahead in the next 15 minutes. Good Saturday evening. I'm J. Scott Smith and Charity Howard. Is that the editor's desk here? In center city. And now for more on our top story, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passing the death of Justice Ginsburg has left an open Betsy with a big election just weeks away long time Bloomberg law Supreme Court reporter Kimberly Robinson says the timing of her death is sure to cause a firestorm in Washington and could have profound implications expected to be a number of election challenges that will come to the court on an emergency basis. So in the very short term, this one, leaving the Supreme Court with just eight justices to decide, though Reading the potential for them to be deadlocked and to be unable to decide some issues that could ultimately end up deciding thie outcome of the next presidential election Now. Robinson also added that one thing that Justice Ginsberg will be remembered for was there outspokenness as well as they're dying wish and asking that the next president be the one to appoint her successor. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his state will honor Ginsberg with a statue in Brooklyn. Hello will appoint a commission to select an artist to oversee the choosing of the location. Meanwhile, people in Brooklyn are reflecting on the life and legacy of the Supreme Court justice. People are using words like heartbroken and devastated to describe their feelings about Ruth Bader Ginsburg is death and at a community event in bed Stuy Attorney Renee Gregory said Ginsberg many clear that women belonged where decisions were made very leading the way for women to know that their place was Say that a man's place won't and City Council member Robert Corny, he said Ginsburg was at the forefront of not only eagle rights for women, but for the gay community to I'm personally scared that they're going to roll back. All of the strides that she's made at this time. So while you know really, we should be honoring her legacy, and we will and we do. We have to pivot and shipped right away to make sure that we can protect everything she's done. In Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hopes to have the Brooklyn Municipal Building on Jura Lemon Street name for Ginsburg in New York. Carol D'Auria for K Y W News radio.
Big Ten Reverses, Will Play Football In October
"While a lot has happened particularly in College Football Roy the big ten announced that its Council of Presidents and Chancellors as voted to allow the League to play football in October the big ten will open its season on the weekend of October twenty four th with teams playing eight Games in eight weeks and a big. Ten Championship game then scheduled for December nineteenth and that would make the big ten eligible for the College Football playoff as the final CFP ranking announcement of the season is now set for December twentieth. Now keep that in mind as I. mentioned this, Missouri's count of players who will miss the team season opener against Alabama on September Twenty Six, do cove in nineteen protocols is now up to twelve. Now, not all twelve of necessarily tested for the corona virus. The SEC mandates a fourteen day quarantine for those who have been in prolonged close contact with someone who test positive. As you and I both know there are a lot of colleges under now having a problem. With the pandemic for their students on campus I, you know you and I both have the same feeling about this health comes first but. Are you know did they kind of get pushed in this meaning the big ten in the pack twelve? I think clearly they did I mean I don't. I mean first of all this reversal on replay review, right the first time we called play the fact ten. Commissioner. He said they weren't GonNa play and then he got a lot of pressure from everything from donors to coaches to elected officials himself they decided that they could. You. Know the their excuse is, I. Don't mean excuse in a negative way I just mean pivotal changes they say is that they now have better rapid testing and they can test the players more frequently and get the results back more quickly. Bottom line is that they changed their mind and I think there was a lot of pressure around revenues that they were losing from football and the fact that the SEC. Big Twelve. We're doing it I think that probably was as much as anything what I worry about his health of the players. It's very simple I'm not I'm I'm not against College football I love college football but I worry about the long term health effects on these players particularly hard inflammation, which is something we're just starting to learn about.
Social media censorship in Egypt targets women on TikTok
"Has its sights on tick talk. It's cracking down on users arresting and charging a group of women with a range of tic tac enabled crimes from harming family values to inciting prostitution. Reporter Jod reporter Dad, Kaleel has our story. At least nine women have been arrested for their tic tac videos. But if you look through their accounts, it's hard to see why. And focus most ofit here. There's Henning has, um, talking about the story of Venus and Adonis and Adela doing what social Media influencers do Giveaway iPhones life living room doing, But mostly the accounts of the Egyptian women who's been arrested and jailed are full of dancing to Arabic pop songs in that tic tac style feet, planted emoting with your eyebrows and gesticulating. What they're doing is basically what everyone as 1000 social media, just singing and dancing and Andi thing and nothing as if you would dance. In Egyptian wedding. For example, some of Husaini is with the International Service for Human Rights based in Geneva, Switzerland. She says. What distinguishes this group of Egyptians is that they're from working class or middle class backgrounds and that their women or girls, you have social media influencers who come for a teeth, backgrounds or upper middle class or rich classes and injured who would post the same type of content. But would not be targeted because that is sort of permitted within their social class. But why these women are working class women they and they have stepped out of what is permitted for them because they were dancing and singing on tech talk. They were charged under a cyber crime law passed in 2018 Yes, Mean Omar, A researcher at the top here Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington, says that the law is vague when it comes to defining what's legal. And what isn't. It was written using very broad terms that could be very widely interpreted and criminalizing a lot of acts that are Originally considered as personal freedom. Looking at it. You would see that anything you might post on social media. Anything that you may use, the Internet could be criminalized under this very wide umbrella. Egypt cybercrime laws, part of a larger effort by the government to increase surveillance of online activities as Tic TAC became more popular during the pandemic. Prosecutors started looking there too, says Omar. The state is simply arresting whoever says anything that criticizes its policy its laws. It's practices, even if it's just joking. It's not even allowed. But this isn't just about political dissent. Yes, mean Omar points. In the case of mental Abdel Aziz, a 17 year old. One day men made a live video on Facebook. She had her face awfully bruised, and she was stating that she was raped. And she was asking for help. The police asked me to come in. When she did, Omar says they looked at her tech talk account and decided she was inciting debauchery and harming family values in Egypt. Over the summer, There was a series of rape and sexual assault accusations by Egyptian women. They got a lot of attention. One case was against a group of well connected men. Women in Egypt were shocked but not surprised by what they were seeing online, says someone who's Amy in Egypt. Sexual violence on violence in this woman is systematic is part ofthe daily life off of women and to be sexually harass women are often discouraged from reporting sexual harassment in Egypt. So when prosecutors started investigating the accused in that high profile case, it looked like a real progress. The state run National Council for Women even encourage victims and witnesses to come forward. Oh, yes mean, Omar says it did not go well. Somehow, the prosecution decided to a charge the witnesses once again. Egyptian authorities looked at women's social media accounts and then investigated the women for promoting homosexuality, drug use, inciting debauchery and publishing false news. Omar says one of the witnesses who was arrested is an American citizen. All these information were used against them and then pro state media how let's wait in. Husseini says that when they profile the women in the TIC tac case, the message was clear. You have the Egyptian me they're basically, you know, really sensational headlines, Putting the photos off the women Not not not blurred using, you know, focus that have sex it Ian, for example, while using their names, publishing the investigations that are supposed to be confidential. Social media has played an important role in Egyptian politics. In 2011 crowds toppled the regime of military dictator Hosni Mubarak. That uprising was in part organized online with Twitter and Facebook. In 2018, the former Army general and current President, Abdel Fattah el Sisi swore he would maintain stability in Egypt must You said whatever happened in 2011 is never going to happen again. Samir Shehadeh of the University of Oklahoma, says Egypt's military backed regime is wary of the implications of anything posted online, even if its just dancing I think there has been heightened paranoia as a result of hysteria, in fact, by subsequent regimes, particularly the current regime, the Sisi regime About the possible political consequences of social media. And there's a tremendous amount of policing a Facebook and other types of social media and now tic tac. Although this is not apparently an overtly political, I think that they certainly have those kinds of concerns in the back of their mind as well. Of the nine women, Four have been convicted and three have appeals in October. Menon Abdelaziz, the 17 year old, who called for help online was just released from detainment Wednesday and is being dismissed with no charges. For the world. I'm Jagga Khalil.
Belarus crisis under the spotlight at Human Rights Council
"The Human Rights Council has passed a resolution on the deteriorating situation in Belarus after the UN's deputy human rights chief called on the government to end violent crackdowns under increasing repression against protestors still contesting the result of last month's presidential election at the end of a memorable day of back and forth between the council president and delegations featuring more than a dozen points of order by delegations who questioned the right of some of. Those addressing the council to speak the geneva-based forum finally adopted the resolution on the deteriorating right situation. It passed by twenty-three votes for two against and twenty two EPS tensions delivering a statement for you and high. Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet her deputy Nodar al-Nashiri said that despite violence by state security officers and thousands of arrests peaceful mass demonstrations have continued. We witness thousands of arrests, hundreds of reports of torture and other ill-treatment including sexual violence and the reported torture of children. The violent abduction of people in broad daylight by masked individuals presumably on the basis of their peacefully expressed opinions, harassment intimidation pressure, and reported expulsion from Belarus of members of the opposition. Including the members of the Coordination Council should stop successive you and special rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Belarus had consistently described a deeply oppressive environment for human rights in the country Ms. Al-Nashif noted
Ann Arbor council to vote on decriminalizing magic mushrooms
"Mushrooms. Some people say they can reduce anxiety and depression and grief and cluster headaches. Ann Arbor City Council, taking a look Monday at a resolution that would not legalized the use of the mushrooms. But it would declare use of the mushrooms very low law enforcement priority. Some mushroom users say using police power to control our relationship with nature is perverted and dysfunctional.
Muslim woman files federal lawsuit over Los Angeles PD officers removing her hijab
"A federal lawsuit has been found by a Muslim woman who claims LAPD officers violated her religious rites by removing her head scarf without permission during a search outside and L. A Police commission meeting last year, a woman knew Sybil Mubarak hadn't even spoken during a public hearing of the police commission. When a number of people apparently violate the commission rules. She, along with several others were escorted out. Warrick said She was taken into a separate room and was searched by a female officer with a male officer watching and during that search, he said, the head scarf, she warned adherence to her beliefs was removed. The officer had no regard for my religious rights, and she dismissively said. Oh, just wait a minute. The officers then forced me to wait for several minutes while I was exposed and humiliated. The council on Islamic American Relations Legal section called the incident blatantly discriminatory, and said the lawsuit is in response to a violation of 1st and 4th amendment rights. LAPD officials say they haven't seen the grounds laid out on the suit, and they do not comment on pending litigation.
Some Civilian Oversight Commission Members Call On Los Angeles County Sheriff Villanueva To Resign
"Divide between L. A county Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the civilian oversight Commission may not be able to be repaired after two members called for his resignation today. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, the the sheriff sheriff may may face face a a lawsuit lawsuit from from the the county county alleging alleging his his deputies deputies violated violated the the First First Amendment Amendment rights rights of of an an L. L. A A news news reporter. reporter. Oversight Oversight commissioners commissioners did did vote vote unanimously unanimously for for L. A County Council to review what laws govern Sheriff's deputies and the media and protesters in public areas requesting county Council come back. Within 30 days with what is constitutional that the sheriff can do. L. A county's inspector general, also investigating the department for the arrest of a local radio reporter Saturday night covering a protest. The sheriff has said that she was not properly credentialed that she interfered with a deputy making an arrest in 1 48, obstructing a peace officer specifically provide the recording video of a peace officer is not obstruction. Inspector General Max Huntsman says he's made requests for information of the County sheriff, but that the department is not cooperating. Craig figure Can X 10 70 NewsRadio, A
Activists, Anna Arnold Hedgeman
"Today we're talking about a trail-blazing political activist and educator. She was the first black woman to be a member of a oral cabinet in New York City and the only woman on the administrative committee for the nineteen sixty three march on Washington. Let's talk about Anna. Arnold. Henchmen. Anna was born in eighteen ninety nine in Marshall Town. Iowa. Her family later moved to a NOCA- where they were the only black family in the community. In Nineteen Eighteen Anna graduated from high school and enrolled in Hamline University. It was there that she heard a lecture by w e boys and was inspired to pursue a career in education. In nineteen twenty two Anna was the first African American to graduate from HER UNIVERSITY After graduation unable to find a teaching job in Saint Paul Public schools because she was black and found a teaching job but historically, black school in Mississippi called Rust College. On her train ride down south to her new job in Mississippi Anna, had her first experience with Jim. Crow segregation laws a train conductor told her that when the train reached Illinois had to sit in the overcrowded colored section and not in the dining car white people sat. Anna spent two years at rust college before turning to Minnesota. Unable to find a teaching job after once again, facing racial discrimination, she switched careers. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, and became an executive director of the black. Branch of the Young Women's Christian, association or the YWCA. She continued her executive role for twelve years helping to develop various international programs and education. In nineteen thirty, three Anna married folk musician merit a henchman. In nineteen forty, four Anna was appointed executive director at the F. E. P. C.. The national. Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee. She spearheaded the fight against employment discrimination. From nineteen, fifty, four to nineteen fifty eat anna served in the cabinet of Robert F Wagner Junior then New York mayor. She was the first african-american and first female member of a mayoral cabinet. For the next few years she worked in a variety of roles including as a columnist as well as as a public relations consultant. In one thousand, nine, fifty, three Anna spent three months in India as next leader for the State Department. She also unsuccessfully ran for Congress in one thousand, nine, hundred sixty and for New York City Council president in Nineteen. Sixty five. One of Anna's most famous feats was her role in the nineteen, sixty, three march on Washington. We hold these choose to be self-evident. That, all men are created. Was the only woman on the administrative committee working with civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King, junior, Bayard Reston. And Eighth Phillip Randolph. Mobilize people to attend to arrange transportation logistics and to organize food and water for attendees fell on Anna's pleat because King Randolph and the other men she wrote for carrying on all of their regular responsibilities and it was difficult to get them to the meetings. Shortly before the march. Anna was angry when she saw that no women were included as speakers instead randolph was planning to briefly mention some black women activists in his speech although Anna strongly urged for women to be included a speakers on the program her calls were largely dismissed. In the end as a compromise, daisy beats was allowed to speak at the end of the march but her allotted speech time was significantly shorter than all the other male speakers. Anna later captured in her autobiography a moment during the March as she sat in front of the steps of the Lincoln. Memorial. I thought of the one, hundred, eighty, thousand Negro soldiers and the twenty nine thousand black seamen who had moved in at the crucial moment to win the war and save the fragile union she wrote. Most of the two hundred and fifty thousand people present could not know of these men for the history books available to Americans have failed to record their story. In the Nineteen Seventies Anna continued her work as an author and lecturer in the US and abroad. She wrote two books about her life's work. The trumpet of sounds in Nineteen, sixty four and the gift of chaos in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven. Anna was honored for her working race relations by various organizations throughout her life and was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from both Howard and Hamline University's. She also received the Pioneer Woman Award in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three from the New York State Conference on Midlife and older women. Anna died in nineteen ninety she was ninety years old.
Feeding Your Newborn Right
"The concept of breastfeeding simple you off a baby baby baby latches drinks milk for a while then is done. Tommy. Full happy baby. But simple does not always mean easy and some mothers not even given a choice. This food for thought. Motherhood. Is With lactation consultant, pediatric feeding, and swallowing specialist speech therapists. Stacy's. Where we explore the challenges in Feeding Your Baby Headline Stacey. Hi honestly say to have you on this episode because you've played such an important role with my feeding Johnny was Zachary and I think everybody's going to benefit so much from what you have is. It Hey we go. I guess. that. If we start stacy by tolkien about the fact that. Breast. Milk is said to make your child healthier small. And? Unfortunately, lots of Women Assadi unable to breastfeed and they can fill a lot of shame around this. So when we come to the phrase, breast is best what are your thoughts on this? So if it's why I think I'd like to refrain it on think about nor. Breast is best Betta. But actually considering recipe jank as the biological and recognizing that it will says more protections to buy babies on's mother's human milk tena made the babies and it's no folding. Fluids by throughout human existence and also cost an infant's in a child's life span. breastfeeding does affect baby a reduced risk of a number roles Illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting era sections I. For. Long long list on the same for the mother in terms of decreasing the risk of things like West move varian. Council? That's not to dispute it. I think that what Sweetie challenging is that when women who want to breastfeed on table, they experience multitude se names possibly anger glee sadness of some of the feelings of undocumented in military. I'm. I'm a linked to sort of feeling of loss said that they lose something they were expecting will wanting to do. All that they had been told about employ misses the best and then they went able to achieve and I think why to say is if there's a woman that feels like this, I'd like to certificate acquainted about. So right by don't deny to lowlands from the W. HR pays days he says, the success will new breastfeeding should not be seen solely as responsibility of the woman. Power ability to breastfeed is very much shaped by the support in the environment in which she lives there was a full responsibility of governments on society to support women through policies on the grounds in the community. I think this valley very true and I it's. It's a very difficult place to be when you're surrounded by those messages but he Failed as masters a truly the most helpful way of betraying the session to breastfeed in Bay Protection said it all says, yeah. Of course, it does really am hit home when you said that because. I. Do feel that there isn't enough of a conversation around supporting women. The fact that it isn't just straightforward hits. It's something that you almost think, oh, you know able to because you can't practice breastfeeding is not something you are. You don't describe a baby you can't actually cut it on a practice. The price says it it's very difficult. Isn't it and that quite really does sum up the fact that it does take it does take support because you know what you're doing. I mean I was messaging you stacey I remember in the first few weeks not I never had a very difficult birth experience, but I was so unsure if what I was doing was even right. Absolutely and I think that that speaks to this idea of the society needs to support lemon under the messages that we have within the society around what's
"council" Discussed on Week In Review
"Ninety four nine, and you can see us there. All right. Let's start with some stuff about the city council there was. This was the message that city council member Tammy Morales had for the city and the mayor this week to paraphrase Angela Davis the people are no longer accepting what they cannot change. They are changing the things they cannot accept. We invite the mayor to walk alongside us or to step out of the way. All right. So while the mayor does not seem to have made a decision on the walking or stepping bit, the City Council has certainly made some changes. The Jonathan what happened at Wednesday's City Council meeting Yeah, so on when the city council started the first step to respond to the de-fund movement. They cut about three million dollars from the remaining s PD budget from the year in a preliminary vote it'll be. Schedule a final vote on Wednesday and they took a they did that mostly by lane proposing layoffs about Way Offs and an attrition of about sixty officers. They cut the eliminated the encampment removal team. The navigation team horses took some bites out of the Public Affairs Budget and harbor patrol, and Swat teams and such. was just this is the first step I think for the counselor responded this defined movement much to the mayor and police chiefs consternation. Can. Somebody. Walk me through the navigation team aspect of this what does the navigation team have to do with sp? And why have they been included in these budget cuts? Well the navigation team is partly staffed by police officers also. By. Staff with outreach workers. And it was kind of a compromise created by under the Murray. Administration that intended to both have kind of a a carrot and stick approach to dealing with unsanctioned tent camping. Intents to have the outreach workers go out and with the with the Kadre police officers with them and after a series of. Interventions offers then under the rules set by the city departments they would. Be Able to remove attend camp that met some criteria..
"council" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"No Olympics. So all amazing you know La grassroots organizations have been here for a long time and you know we a bunch of us just came together Nicole who started it started the first car protests that mayor Garcetti. In March so at Dan like March twenty eighth, the first car protest at Garcetti's. I attended and then they had another one I showed up in I. You know it's so funny. What has happened in La over the past few months. with the use of social media in a wide bit of you know in a in a wide range of how we are all impacting our communities like we came to get city council came together. It's twitter dislike. Hey! Like I saw that you were there or that you are you're organizing this? This like what's going on. And then a bunch of us just got connected in a bunch of connected by calling in this city council meetings and say like Hey, these are points like these points in let them know and people city council is you know I? Before we started recording I mentioned is like a fun group. We do fun cool stuff. All up pretty much. Every single member of people city council likes to talk shit to elected officials. will confront them directly on. It and dad is a main Hiller of our success. Talking to politicians. Bad bad is hey. I mean being willing to. And that's that's literally. The essence of democracy ought to be I. I actually completely agree. Maybe maybe throw milkshakes Adam occasionally, but you know. I know I. I would personally but I. don't judge if anyone yeah. Part of part of democracy is having the freedom to throw whatever beverage you want at your I would probably drink half the milkshake and then throw the part. That's a little too melted. See this is democracy. Right here in this. This is what democracy looks like. Anyway Richie USO so we! We came together and. My one of my main killers of my organizing is actually directly confronting politicians elected officials I've done it. Like a national scale, and when this started I was just laughing. HOW INEPT! These local elected officials are with Sarah social media does and so. Like all of this discussion will ins how we use social media and how it's been so powerful for us. Yes of people city council started In like early April. We and we started doing car protests at Garcetti's house, but also. Near the city attorney, we went to some David Michelson his who works in the city attorney's office. Who wrote a bullshit reeves? That wasn't based on legal precedent. housing called how we went to a bunch of other counts numbers houses. We've leaked their addresses on on twitter. Put it with their phone home phone numbers on twitter. Mitchell Pharaohs partner called jakup an organizer. City Council is partner called Jacob's Dad. After we protested in front of his house and so We had an obligation to league..
"council" Discussed on Secret Societies
"The Council on Foreign Relations has been quietly moving behind the scenes of American politics for nearly one hundred years altering the global landscape they helped to create the UN and steered the United States involvement in Vietnam as well as Iran Council member and CIA Director Allen Dulles was involved in the coup in Iran in nineteen. Fifty-three the CIA helped to depose the democratically. Elected Prime Minister Mohammad most deck after most adept proposed to take away international access to Iranian oil in his place. The CIA installed a ruthless leader known as the Shaw a monarch who was loyal to the United States. He promised the. Us access to Iranian oil and issue without the wealthy members of the council on Foreign Relations were said to be keeping a close eye on. They didn't care about the consequences. They wanted the resources that money. This shy Iran lived in opulence and had people who opposed him killed. Obviously it didn't take long for the Shaw. Begin to lose the trust of his people in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. He was forced out of power and fled. The new Iranian leadership wanted the shot to stand trial for crimes against their people but were unsuccessful in bringing him back to the country. The Shaw spent the next few months seeking refuge in different countries including Egypt and Mexico. He had cancer of the diagnosis wasn't good. He needed immediate care. The Shah requested to be admitted to the United States for treatment but President. Jimmy Carter refused. He knew how volatile the situation in Iran was however Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller Chairman of the Council on foreign relations publicly pressured President Carter to allow the dying shaw into the United States. Rockefeller in Kissinger hadn't been elected government seats but here they held undue influence over international relations. At this point the council seemingly didn't care to handle issues diplomatically through the United Nations even though they helped to create the group found the best way to make changes to the global landscape was to be hands on. They didn't need the UN when they controlled the most powerful country on earth. All they had to do was put pressure on the president. President Carter finally relented and allowed the Shah into the country in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. This move forever changed the landscape of the Middle East and resulted in the Iranian hostage crisis that same year even today Iran the US have a very tumultuous relationship in that same decade a middle aged George H W Bush became a member of the council and climb the ladder of influence by nine thousand nine hundred eighty one. He was the vice president of the United States and nine years later he became the president. He was the second member of the council to become the leader of the free world. However he wasn't the last president associated with the council both presidents Carter and Clinton became members after their terms were over at it said President Nixon's opinions on China were heavily influenced by what he read in foreign affairs. Today the council has been funded by some of the largest corporations in the world including Google Exxon Mobil and at and T. These companies are given exclusive access to the Council's studies annual corporate conference and most importantly to their well-connected members. The same rules apply to individual donors. Donors are able to network and attend special events with influential speakers from all over the world. They might even be able to become members themselves. They can be actors politicians hedge fund managers or financiers like Jeffrey Epstein Epstein joined the Club and learned unknown amounts of information about government action and was most importantly able to use the club to network. He was able to meet council members like president. Bill Clinton their meetings might have had a hand in protecting him for so long some believe he even had deep state connections and he knew some of their secrets meaning. They had to keep him safe. Epstein was also able to use these meetings to increase the amount of money. He was raking in and we all know what he was using that money for he pimm him is is the type of club the council had turned into. They no longer cared about brilliance. Instead they focused on wealth and power they still had members of the intellectual community but they were an afterthought a cover. There have been several times throughout the history of the group that a candidate has been railroaded into the council because they were well connected. While many other members had attended prestigious universities these applicants had almost no qualifications. Despite this fact they were admitted into the group signifying that the council's philosophical roots had been long abandoned for close to one hundred years. Now the council has been in control of the most powerful country on earth and has used it as a weapon to deal with global issues. Today they have over five thousand members some of whom are lifetime members and others who are on five year fellowships to become a member. Candidates have to be nominated by a current member and have to be seconded by another one once they have a nomination. They're judged by the board who then vote on their inclusion but with five thousand members and prominent corporate sponsors. Why is it that so many people don't seem to know about the group well? The council has recruited several prominent members of the media into the club to obscure their actions..
"council" Discussed on Secret Societies
"The council was also still connected with wealthy New York elites who would directly benefit from some of Eisenhower's stated goals he won't said therefore the objective of tax reduction is an absolutely essential one. The Council on Foreign Relations now had more control than ever before they had connections to the president and the head of the CIA. If they're members saw the council as their highest loyalty day could access confidential information lower their taxes or drop an atomic bomb while they claim to be nonpartisan. They may have had a darker agenda. They wanted to help place. The United States at the top of the new world order an order in which a the rich and powerful would pull the strings. What may have started out as a well-intentioned study group had morphed into an all powerful organization? We can't confirm these intentions. But it's clear how the rumors started and Eisenhower's next move only fanned the flames is in Howard. Gave two billion dollars in aid to the French backed government in Vietnam and he sent you a soldiers to train south Vietnamese fighters. He did this to help. Fight BACK AGAINST MOUNTING REBEL COMMUNIST FORCES. Something past administrations had been reluctant to do while. President Roosevelt had taken advice from the council. He refused to help the French. In Vietnam on principle he was stanchly opposed to imperialism of any kind but now the council had one of their own in command and could turn the tides of war. Eisenhower's actions were actually less severe than actions. The council reportedly wanted take him but it set up domino effect that ensured the United States would be invested in Vietnam for years to come all following the council's published plans for containment. Even after Eisenhower's two terms concluded the council still held sway a young John F Kennedy. Who Wasn't part of? The group ran on the ideals of a man of New Era. You wanted to change the world and promised to be unlike any president before him yet. When he assembled his cabinet he drew heavily from the Council on foreign relations their reputation had become stellar and they were now an inescapable force in the United States government. Many of the men in the council were already brilliant in their own regard but being admitted to the group was a signal that they were worthy of staffing. At this point it became apparent. They didn't need a man at the top. The council had so much power and clout. They could work just as well behind the scenes. It seemed they were more powerful than the presidency. Perhaps due to the council's influence during the Kennedy Administration. The United States edged closer to a direct conflict in Vietnam. The council couldn't afford to have communism spread in East Asia and after Kennedy's assassination in nineteen sixty three the conflict ramped up by nineteen sixty five under the leadership of Lyndon B Johnson the US had one hundred eighty thousand men on the ground in Vietnam. Would the United States have entered the war? If it weren't for the influence of the council if containment hadn't been pushed so heavily how many American men would have lived will never truly know at the end of the day. It didn't truly matter. South Vietnam fell and the Soviet Union lived on for decades. It seemed the council's ideas of containment. Might have been misguided. It's possible some on the council lost sight of their once. Altruistic goal of a better world but the council didn't pay much mind. Losing Vietnam was a speed bump and they still met behind closed. Doors members of the council were still in the president's cabinet making key decisions they were still in the UN they had power and were determined to keep wielding it for decades to come no matter the cost coming up the council on Foreign Relations continues. It's quite influence on the. Us government now the conclusion.
"council" Discussed on Secret Societies
"Now back to the story as World War Two ended and the Cold War began. The Council on Foreign Relations was determined to maintain its power. They'd met their goal of forming a world government with United Nations but now the newer business-minded membership had fresh goals to pursue their magazine. Foreign Affairs was edited by a man named Hamilton Fish. Armstrong and Armstrong wasn't using the council's vast network of connections in nearly all sectors of the American power structure to promote the council's ideas in the US and abroad. One of contacts was a man named George Kennan. Kenan happen to be friends with George. Franklin the member of the Council had chosen to study. The Soviet situation can was on a sabbatical from government work after the war and was doing some research on what he believed would be a further rise of Communism. Kenan saw the USSR as a nation. That was fueled by unrestricted expansionism. He envisioned a future in which they would conquer or influence countless other smaller countries. He feared they would become a new unstoppable empire. He met with Franklin and a small study group inside the council in Nineteen forty seven. There Kenan laid out his ideas in detail. In order to combat communism across the globe the United States needed to implement a policy. Called Containment. Containment would work exactly as it sounds. Think of a wildfire burning out of Control. That's how Kenan viewed communism he insisted the United States and its allies would have to push back against its expansion. The US would need to assist in minor conflicts abroad and more importantly they would need to win a war over the hearts and minds of the world. He believed the United States had a moral superiority and would win the end. Franklin was taken by what he was hearing and became convinced that Kenan needed to publish his thoughts in foreign affairs but Kenan new as a government official. He'd be admonished by the current administration for publishing the article. It's not that they wouldn't have agreed. But it could have been seen. As an official view of the administration cannon did however figure that he was able to write the article under a pseudonym in nineteen forty seven foreign affairs printed. An article called the sources of Soviet conduct by person only referred to as X. We can't understate how important this article was to the United States foreign policy before this paper was published. The term containment had never been used in relation to communism. It's no secret that the spread of communism was a threat to the bankers and businessmen in the council the USSR had shown its unwillingness to trade and interact with the Americans. If there expansion continued there would be less money to be made of these. Businessmen had everything to lose if communism spread and they were always opened with their checkbooks to ensure they rent a position. Keep it from happening when you think about how much money was on the line. The idea of corrupted corporate influence isn't so far flung the ex article took off and was soon in the hands of the most powerful people in the federal government. It was popular in the State Department and was the topic of countless discussions in nineteen forty eight president. Truman adopted a policy called the Marshall Plan named after Truman Secretary of State. George Marshall. This document followed the outline of the ex article. Almost to a T. At that time after the war Europe was in shambles and the United States realized they could gain influenced by funding recovery efforts. They could win. Over the hearts of the people and steer them toward capitalism through the Marshall Plan the United States loaned twelve billion dollars to various European countries to help rebuild their infrastructure. They also sought to stimulate the growth of their economies by eliminating any barriers to trade while the council on Foreign Relations didn't have a direct hand in the Marshall Plants Creation. They greatly influenced forty two percent of president. Truman's cabinet members were also council members. They were the ones who introduced the president to the ex article and pushed him into supporting. Its strategy they were the ones who whispered the words containment that would echo for decades to come and they were only one step away from the top when they saw a bigger opportunity. Arise after the signing of the Marshall Plan the Council formed a study group to focus on the effects of the plans aid in Europe. One of the group's members was Dwight. D Eisenhower the former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe at the time. Eisenhower had no political aspirations and didn't believe that it was his place as a former member of the armed services instead he served as President of Columbia University. It was something different and put him in touch with people he would have never met in. The military. People were east coast elites with ties to other universities and multinational banks. The kind of people who were members of the Council on Foreign Relations or people they wanted to influence despite Eisenhower's unconventional pedigree. He fit right in with the members of the council. They were thoughtful patient with him. He never got an a disagreement. That couldn't be worked out over. A glass of Scotch. All of the council members respected what he had done for the country during World War Two. He rarely missed a meeting while he traveled all over Europe. Only now was he truly getting to understand the continent and economics as a whole later. An unnamed member said that whatever General Eisenhower knows about economics he has learned at the study group meetings. Another member said the council served as a sort of education in foreign affairs for the future president. Most importantly he was eager to learn over the next two years. Eisenhower was a sponge that absorbed as much information as he could from the scholars in his study group. Unfortunately for Eisenhower his time in New York City wouldn't last forever by December nineteen fifty president. Truman asked him to resume his duties in the military. There was a new conflict brewing in Korea and his country needed him. So Eisenhower withdrew from council and stepped down from his position. As the president of Colombia Eisenhower became the Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO A newly-formed Alliance between twelve countries created in the wake of the Marshall Plan. Its goal to keep Russia at bay as Supreme Commander of NATO Eisenhower had control over all of the Allied Forces in Korea and the rest of the world..
"council" Discussed on Secret Societies
"The Modern Day Council on Foreign Relations was founded in nineteen twenty one from the ashes of a study group known as the inquiry who had worked to create the League of Nations during World War One two decades later in nineteen thirty nine President Roosevelt contact at the council to help create a study group very similar to the inquiry and to help implant strategies for World War Two. This new group was known as the war in peace studies. But it was essentially just a government funded branch of the Council on Foreign Relations in one thousand nine. Forty Roosevelt recruited a founding council member. Henry Stimson to be his secretary of war from that moment. The Council on Foreign Relations became inextricably linked to the government. Stinson didn't go into government service alone. He took John McCloy with him. The coin was a young valued member of the council and he soon became a trusted advisor of president. Roosevelt McCloy was tasked with filling out the president's cabinet. The United States was at war and they needed the best man. John McCloy got to choose who they were. He picked members of the Council on Foreign Relations in less than twenty years since their founding the council had members throughout the federal government. A single phone. Call away from the president of the United States. During the Roosevelt Administration they could shape. Us policy in any way that they liked. They had one clear goal in mind. The council had been a key part of creating the League of nations at the end of World War One but the institution was weak as a result of the United States refusal to join by the time World War Two rolled around it had been all but abandoned members of the council saw the war as the result the United States failure to enter the world stage and they wouldn't let it happen again by nineteen forty three. The League of Nations successor was conceived..
"council" Discussed on Secret Societies
"To convert the old mansion into a functional headquarters. The council needed more funds. Luckily they were as well connected as ever with the war still raging on John. D Rockefeller Jr. the head of Chase Bank of Manhattan helped organize a fundraiser. In April nineteen forty-five the new headquarters at the Pratt. House opened Edwards detainees. The current secretary of state was in attendance. He said he was there to bear. Witness as every secretary of state during the past quarter of a century to the great services and influence of this organization in spreading knowledge and understanding of the issues of United States foreign policy but statinias was also member of the council himself and he was very possibly making sure that the war ended the way the council wanted it to. They had a new headquarters and they were going to use it to change the face of the Earth on April twenty. Fourth Nineteen forty-five statinias fellow cabinet member secretary of war. Henry Stimson sent a letter to the president. Stimpson wrote we would have the opportunity to bring the world into a pattern in which the peace of the world and our civilization can be saved. He was talking about the Manhattan project and the Nuclear Bomb. Stimpson could see the end of the war in sight. He had a direct say in how and where the bomb was to be used. He was also a high ranking member of the Council on Foreign Relations and had the ear of every member of the Society. While it can't be confirmed it seems the council may have gained control of a nuclear bomb stimpson's connections with the council may have dictated his actions and in doing so forever changed the global landscape in postwar world. The council could rectify all of their failures from the Treaty of her CY. They seemingly infiltrated the government and they were only getting started. They had a taste of power at. It looked like they wanted more. The Council on Foreign Relations would have a member leading the free world..
"council" Discussed on Secret Societies
"Was rarely consensus on the findings. These memos would then be circulated amongst other members. They could have covered topics such as the effects of foreign revolutions or border disputes. In another country. The studies were usually wide ranging and sometimes were very little interest to the businessmen of the club but they were critically important for its growth as an intellectual institution however the founders wanted to be more than a mere intellectual institution. They remember their original principles. They wanted to change the world for the better to prevent future wars. They needed to get their studies outside the private halls of the council. And into the hands of policymakers in late nineteen twenty two the council printed. Its first official magazine. It was a quarterly publication called foreign affairs. Within the first year the magazine had nearly five thousand subscribers. It wasn't a large number but the studies were finding their way to the right individuals. It was read by people within the State Department and even foreign leaders including Vladimir Lenin he actually annotated many the foreign affairs articles they were a window into American intellectuals view of the World. Foreign Affairs was critically influential. It helped spread the work that was done within the council and promoted the ideas they favored however it wasn't making that much money and while they were receiving some funding from their business minded patrons. There were no formal membership fees and thus no steady source of income so in order to fund their studies and their fancy dinners. The council reached out to a few organizations once more. It didn't hurt that so many wealthy and influential businessmen around the council in the nineteen twenties twenty-six companies signed up to patronize the organization. The support brought them access to some of the dinners held at the Council's headquarters. And some of the memos that never reached the public in a matter of time the council went from pinching pennies to investing their excess funds. The stock market was booming and turning the council a Prophet. It helped that. There were a few influential bankers. On the council's board of directors. They also knew the real estate market so when the group realized they had out grown their first headquarters. They went searching for the perfect place. That's when they found a five storey townhouse at forty five east sixty fifth street which happened to be located next to the personal residence of mayoral candidate. Franklin D Roosevelt. It was on the market for three hundred thousand dollars worth about four point. Four million today to buy it. The council withdrew funds from the stock market in Nineteen. Twenty eight curiously. This was less than a year before the market crashed and set off the Great Depression. It's possible they just lucked out with good timing. But given how many banking insiders were on the council they may have had an inkling of what was coming and since their real estate holdings were relatively stable they were safe from the worsening economic crises in their new headquarters. The council's influence grew. Even more members joined. Foreign Affairs was beginning to be widely read by those in public office. Word was getting out about the scholars in the council people in positions of power. Were taking notice. It would only be a matter of time. Before this self-described independent group would be inextricably linked to the United States government up next the council attempts to shape the outcome of world. War Two now back to the story. The Council on Foreign Relations came from honest yet elite beginnings after rising from the ashes of the inquiry in nineteen twenty one. The group had a meteoric rise in influence. All of this came to a head. After the presidential election in Nineteen thirty-three President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in on March fourth. Nineteen thirty-three was well connected to the New York City elite. Fdr knew all about the council. He lived next door to their new headquarters and may have even attended a few of their dinner parties. We don't know how involved the council was with his presidency. At least at first but given Roosevelt's familiarity with the group it wouldn't be a surprise if he read a few of their policy. Memos those memos may have helped to craft aspects of the new deal which helped the United States crawl out from the shadows of the Great Depression. It'd probably didn't hurt that. The five hundred council members included numerous business executives including those from standard oil J. P. Morgan and chase bank and they had their own interest in seeing the economy improve. Whoever was behind the policies they were working? The market was beginning to look up in the United States. At the start of Roosevelt's presidency but things across the Atlantic were increasingly dire. The Nazi party in Germany was gaining ground and fascism was taking hold of the continent in nineteen thirty three Hamilton Fish. Armstrong the editor of the Council's publication. Foreign Affairs was granted an interview with Adolf Hitler. The new Chancellor of Germany Armstrong was excited to be the first American to interview Hitler since he attained his new position but Armstrong Left Berlin. Deeply shaken by what he'd heard. Interestingly though Armstrong conducted the first interview he wasn't the first council member who talked with Hitler two weeks earlier Allen Dulles had spoken with him as a legal adviser to the League of Nations Dulles to left Germany feeling unsettled Dulles Armstrong believed that war with Germany was inevitable. Tell us felt so strongly that he had his firm's office in Berlin closed their fears were seemingly confirmed on September. First Nineteen thirty nine. Germany invaded Poland. Starting a chain reaction that led to the Second World War on September Twelfth. Nineteen thirty nine president. Roosevelt reached out to the academics in the Council on Foreign Relations. Much like the inquiry before them. He wanted the council to help come with a strategy and they were once more planning for an outcome that hadn't happened yet. America's eventual entrance into a global war. And even more secretive inner group within the council was formed known as the war and Peace Studies. These studies were funded by the Rockefeller Foundation for a total of three hundred fifty thousand dollars. Which today is about six point five million? Their findings were confidential. Even kept from other members of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Warren P studies spent months cloistered in private offices researching different strategies for entering war. And the possible outcomes very little is known about their findings or about the documents they created for the executive branch because of this it is nearly impossible to tell the effect they had on the president and his cabinet but we can presume. Roosevelt considered them invaluable because in nineteen forty. He offered the secretary of war position to Henry Stinson. Stimson was a founding member of the Council on Foreign Relations and had formerly been the secretary of war under president. Taft in nineteen eleven. He believed his time in public office was over but couldn't turn down the offer. Stimpson took with him. Several council members including a rising star named John McCloy McCloy was a harvard educated lawyer who stimpson had met during discussion group late. One night at the Council headquarters while the two were political opposites. Stimpson took a liking to him. Mccloy became his assistant during his time at the State Department. It's unclear if they were still technically members at this time but they were still in contact with the council either way the independence and impartiality of the group was thrown into question with Stimpson's appointment as secretary more so far. They navigated the gray area of manipulating Wall Street. But now many members were formerly a part of the government for better or worse the council on Foreign Relations now had a pipeline straight into public office. Pandora's box had been unlocked and the door to nepotism seemed thrown open. The world was their sandbox and the council on Foreign Relations strived to accomplish what they never could in. Paris continued world peace when stimpson became the secretary of war people in the United States faced with a similar dilemma to the one thirty years before they could either intervene the growing global conflict or wait to see what happened. This debate percolated throughout the dinner. Discussions at the council members like Dulles Brothers were said to have gotten into a loud shouting match with each other over. What course of action? The United States was supposed to take Allen believed. It was the country's duty to fight yet his brother John wanted nothing to do with the war. These debates didn't last long on December seventh nineteen forty one. The Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and the United States formally entered World War Two during the conflict. The council further cemented itself as one of the most powerful organizations in the country and the entire world in one thousand nine hundred forty one Allen Dulles was recruited to the Office of Strategic Services or the O. S. it was a precursor to the CIA and was the government's intelligence wing during world. War Two the heads of the OS says new of his connection to the council and of his time working with the League of Nations. He foreign contacts that they needed so dulles was sent overseas to cultivate sensitive information from German defectors Dulles was just one member who found his place in federal service. As more of the council's members joined the government their influence grew and so did membership more young bright minds were eager to join the exclusive club. That was so well connected and the council wasn't just growing in numbers and influence. It was literally growing in size soon. Their second headquarters proved to be too small in nineteen forty four. Harriet Barnes Pratt. The wife of a former member. Harold Pratt donated the family's mansion in New York City to be their new headquarters. It was a great part of town and it had the potential to be a stunning centerpiece for the group.
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"But new group wasn't a strictly American endeavor. The former inquiry members partnered with their new friends from Great Britain. A few of whom had also stayed behind. Paris Whitney Shepardson. A few others got together and tentatively formed an organization called the Institute of International Affairs. They had one branch in London at another in New York City encouraging. Collaboration across two continents the group had learned from the embarrassing mistakes during the Paris peace talks. They knew they couldn't make policy decisions based on outdated texts and secondhand information instead the Institute of International Affairs put a major focus on research. They learn everything they could about. A region's history. Its people and its politics in theory. They could then educate those in power to make informed decisions. The former members of the inquiry including Whitney Shepardson and Edward M House came back to the United States excited to continue their work. They had important connections but soon ran into one major hurdle with financial backing from the government. They didn't have enough funding to conduct their research so they began hunting for like minded wealthy allies as fate would have it. They identified another new group. The Council on Foreign Relations and they were struggling to this council on foreign relations was formed in nineteen eighteen during the height of the United States involvement in World War One and was led by a man named L. Hugh route route was a former secretary of state. Who'd served under President Theodore Roosevelt years before he was lawyer by trade but had dedicated much of his life to public service? The Council was a secret dinner club consisting of around two hundred members including wealthy businessmen international bankers and lawyers. They subscribe to the same principles as those in the inquiry put simply they weren't isolationists. They believed in the power of foreign relations to shape the course of global warfare and peace except instead of feeling a moral responsibility to make the world a better place routes council was more concerned with how the war was going to affect their foreign business interests. Reporter Peter Growth said its purpose was to convene dinner meetings to make contact with distinguished foreign visitors under conditions. Congenial Future Commerce. However after the war the council's members found themselves. Aimless their assets in Europe were safe for the time being by the end of nineteen nineteen. The club laid relatively dormant but they were always looking for an opportunity to continue their meetings and find new edges in business so their leader L. A. Hugh route was thrilled to meet the Institute of International Affairs Aka. The former members of the inquiry in one thousand nine hundred twenty one route believed that a deeper understanding of the new global stage would be pages. The majority of the group didn't have much experience with porn policy-making we're far from experts outside their fields business. The council also didn't have many important government contacts something. The newly formed Institute of International Affairs could offer the president's special advisor. Edward M house was still deeply connected to the group and Whitney Shepardson houses. Assistant was now helping to lead the institute. One group had money be other had access and research. Each had exactly what the other needed. No one knows how they heard of one another but we can assume that in the elite sphere of New York City a few members crossed paths in nineteen twenty one. The academics of the Institute of International Affairs approached the bankers and businessmen of the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss a merger. The council fought over the proposition. But this seemingly perfect solution came with major problem the institute's British branch for all their talk of studying international relations. The council wasn't quite ready to join a truly cross continental effort and the American branch of the institute eager to appease their new well-heeled colleagues agreed to the demands. Shepardson was left with a tough task of contacting the branch in Britain to break the news to his relief. Their friends across the pond agreed them they'd been dealing with the same problem themselves and it would be easier for them to move forward without formal. American connections years later this group would evolve into the world renowned British. Think tank Chatham House with that business out of the way. The two American groups merged on July Twenty Ninth Nineteen Twenty one. The New York State Supreme Court signed off on the paperwork that allowed the creation of a new nonprofit organization the Council on Foreign Relations their initial charter read. The council has no selfish purposes. It is an organization of interested and informed people with a patriotic desire to help their national life and the relations with foreign countries as former secretary of State Ela Hugh route had deep connections within the government as well as the business world because of this he was the natural choice to be. The leader of the new merged group other confirmed founding members included. Harry Stimson the secretary of war under President Taft from nineteen eleven to nineteen thirteen and John Foster Dulles a key member of the United States Legal Counsel for the Treaty of her PSI in Nineteen nineteen. Then they were bankers like Russell laughing. Well a partner at J. P. Morgan Bank and Paul Warburg a leading economist who was crucial in developing the Federal Reserve System in the US in spite of these illustrious members the council claim to be an independent nonpartisan group. They stated that their sole goal was to advance. American interest in foreign policy and they didn't want to alienate any new members from joining and recruitment was a major focus within a year the group carefully selected roughly three hundred men to join their exclusive club these purportedly included scholars from Ivy League schools. Titans of industry and politicians each man brought something unique to the new council either influence or perspective as far as we know. There is no elaborate initiation ceremony. Just as simple dinner party was some of the most powerful people in the world. The Council on Foreign Relations didn't have any official authority in the nineteen twenties. They didn't draft policy or advise world leaders instead. They use the dinner meetings as a forum to learn and in turn. They applied that knowledge to their ordinary. Lives for example businessmen in the council might forgo a deal in a certain country if they knew of negative political implications and the academics discovered how deals were cut behind closed doors or how a person could advance an agenda outside the proper channels and they crafted their proposals. Accordingly this led to criticism from other academics. Despite their claims of being politically independent the group had a hard time shaking an image that would follow them for the rest of their existence now that the scholars had paired themselves with powerful businessmen. It was nearly impossible for them to be viewed as impartial. A crucial component of any research. After all their research findings were regularly used so investors could make a quick buck or revise a business plan and the proceeds from those deals made further research possible. How could they truly claim that they were working to make the world a better place given how tied up they were in private interests? That question is still being debated today. It's hard to get an answer because we don't know what goes on behind closed doors beyond the broad strokes we do know that starting the nineteen twenties over dinner the Council hosted confidential but informal discussion groups to help ensure more frank and honest conversation. The council created the rule of non attribution any conversations. Within the walls of the council would be kept secret. They wanted an environment where they're members felt comfortable making bold propositions or adopting risky stances. Nothing was off the table and all of us were welcomed after all discussion led to a better understanding of how things worked. According to the council discussion groups were just one avenue by which they educated its members. There were also study groups which were considered more serious. They were usually comprised. Mostly of the scholarly members who would collaborate and build on what they've learned from other councilmen. One head researcher kept memo's of their discussion and then took ownership of the Finnish publication. It wasn't a democratic process and there.
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"Plans for the restoration of these near sixty places. The the our places to be cherished places to be respected under. We put up a sign which we did do cigna fireworks then. There's no fireworks up. Dan In wherever idiot decided to go up on these munger and sick fireworks off and then the the the desiccated really secret police and that mustn't happen again. So I fully understand the authorities ban on people for the fire season to topple is the season is all year round. It's people stop Pail so you've got four days to buy them you buy them you keep them for the birthday or the family party or whatever and so that's I don't know how we police the fireworks season. When does the what season starting to end? What power does the council have got folks not you come down We away out of the elmwood reserve. And there's a couple of people sitting around and lighting and fire works. How can that be policed? WHO has authority has to be a complaint meet? Somebody has to see too noisy. Don't like it come and take them away and that's really what would happen. The completely Kenan. So the the the compliance office of top unusually the the tones ends up the person who layoff I what's moved on but a noise complaint come into the council but we cannot have. We don't have any authority. We're not police lease see. We have no authority in private places will a lot. The calls commend because somebody in the backyard of houses being let off fireworks or to. Em forever so in this situation yes we can take action by confiscation and a warning or whatever but you autism huge blues and we cannot cope coop with US multiple councils around the country of Ben them in public places when they were growing calls for private sales to be stopped altogether. Remember remember the fifth November. Who knows what happened in the November? Who knows who guy fawkes even was you know it's time we grew up as a nation and celebrated the things that really matter to us us? The Auckland Council came together and unanimously formed the opinion that they should be banned outright. That's right take me through. That decision was was it hard to get that across the line or took a year and took a year so in April two thousand eighteen funnel knife Collins and I brought a NAS motion to the council asking asking for for Advocacy tonight to ban on my colleagues being a bit conservative. Said we'd rather ask the public option. I so we did that with the public safety. Tim Uses bylaws a separate question and as I said we got eight thousand submissions and fireworks compared to about twelve hundred for the bylaw itself so fireworks really fired people up up and it was overwhelming. Overwhelming was very very few opposition. The people that were in opposition Cape Them. What were they saying? Well well the the ones who import or make the fireworks so as you know. I can't speak for him. The they have a vested interest in maintaining the sense this retail seal. Obviously but you weren't hearing from you went hearing from a lot of people saying Cape them because we like lying in our backyard. Look I had the talk bag and view but as far as I'm concerned send too much engineering distress to both people on to animals and property fires and we'd just go by. What happened in Auckland now last two or three weeks I think even people who are sitting on the fence on this have come down in favor of a ban with with result of the fires on Mung Afo in Munger? CORRE- it was. It was heartbreaking. Local Group Friends of Manga Fo has been looking after the mountain for close to three decades. It's chairman sell arbuckle. Oh sister has long been mischief on the mountain but it said to be closing the summit at Guy Folks if usual situation that the actions of a few impinge inge on the mini and probably there are a lot of people who'd like to just go up the hill on Fox to watch the fireworks around the city and it wasn't just the fires on the Mung causing headaches another idiot little fireworks the motorway gannet colony causing bushfire there for the fire service. Detained and the other incident happened. And it's just a small one but in a community why Hickey was huge and that was a nesting doctoral on a beach hook speech and wasn't seen again after Guy Fawkes because some idiot or fireworks which they're not supposed to on the beach near a nice thing dot com and you know as an endangered species. She's in a much loved so altogether. I I'm nudo know that people who maybe had reservations about the Bonn firmly in the band camp and the Minister Sir and the government is completely taught to the public mood on this which minister or Minister Parker Minister the elusive minister. Farka I've been trying to see Melissa Melissa Parker since April last year because we were mandated to go and advocate. So obviously we want to go to the top. So I think my record is seventeen communications with the the minister's office solid. You say this publicly. Nigel fight. I don't think he wants to see me as the Canaan messages giving me. He said one of these responses or at least from staff that he liked to see what happened at the local government conference. So let me tell you about that. So we got the rematch from the Auckland Council to to to push for a bag. It's so we took a remote to the local government conference know lots of Remix go to the conference and lots of feel the conference but that's one passed by sixty four more percent positive it becomes a policy of Local Government Zealand. And that's what happened. So it was a robust debate. There was very little dissent. Went chilly very little dissent. Not Main that when we went to Wellington on behalf of what can council local government. Ucla was the knicks. And basically said you know. Don't send a bike to us. The council's are telling you as you'd be unique tonight the bond we've done everything become and we need your help. So what is the appetite for a ban among the people with the power to do it fireworks rules fall under David Parker as environment minister. Thank you Mr Speaker. My question to the Minister for the environment. What action if any eighty has he taken following local government New Zealand's call for legislative change to ban? The retail sale of fireworks must speak up in two two thousand and regulations tightened. The evidence shows that this was successful and sharply reducing the number of five weeks related injuries fire related incidents. It's very free from year to year but the overall trend is also down even more so on a population basis. I've not seen evidence warranting food. The regulation at this stage. Have we have a as always open to listening to the evidence that there are divided views around this issue around in New Zealand. Are Now that the Oakland Council favors more restrictions. But I would note that they and other larger cities can have public firework vic displays with it or not available in rural areas. And we've got to govern for all of the country. Do you feel more confident after hearing what you hit him. Wellington enough to speaking in Wellington into that fireworks will be banned. I do actually because at the end of all the You know after safe and after SPIC after the vet's Kim the fire was manufacturers in the where the boom broilers unbutton fireworks. As I recall. I listened very carefully to what they had to see. What's very clear as the have financial the financial interest in this and so the arguments were pretty see-through see through really I mean? I think what were the arguments. Oh I'm not going to try and part of freeze but some of the things that disappointed me where that you can train your animals. Can you train Gannett. Can you train the don't troll. Can you trine. Can you train a nervous. Stephen Cove isn't convinced by by the opposition. Those petitions those surveys are largely skewed. And that's simply because Those that Dislike something always have a loud voice breath he sees public displays a costly and doesn't believe he'll be funded by councils across the country. I think that a fireworks used responsibly.
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"Of the World Affairs Council. I'm Jane Wales, your host, we're hearing from taste Lufkin author of a study, which looks at the way, Twitter and social networks used by world leaders. He's joined by Charlie what cell who's a columnist at the New York Times. He writes on the intersection of media, politics and technology moderating. The program is my co host Marcus, a lock us to hear this program or any other world affairs program. You can download our podcast on itunes channel or wherever you get your podcast search for world affairs. That's one word and now back to our program. So Matijas, Charlie really said, look, you know. Yes, there are some very positive. They're a great number of positives. In fact, even perhaps this greater engagement by the citizenry, but he also talked about the negative factors. How do you balance out? The positives and negatives and do you come out positive as you said earlier? Well, unfortunately negatively seems to have the upper hand, but I wouldn't put it on the algorithm of the platform. It's just a one line tweet Zinger on Twitter, just works better. And basically, we'll get picked up by the media will be amplified by social media users. So it's not the that make this the tweet trending, but it is absolutely kid divisive messages do seem to have the upper hand. And I'm being picked up by the media rather than positive messages. Well, yeah, I've will leaders interacting with each other. So I think that's the nature of the beast negativity seems to Trump here. But I think it's really important that we look at some of the puzzle tiff messages that have been that have been shared on social media. Unfortunately, they don't really get the same. You know, pick up as as the negative ones. Matthias? You know, you just said that we we don't necessarily take a look at how world leaders interact with each other. And this is something that you, of course, have spent a fair amount of time researching you have even coined a term or maybe it's not your term. But you use the term twit plumpy meaning Twitter diplomacy. This is something that is I think relatively new as well, we've just focused on how politicians talk to their own citizenry perhaps to citizenry of other. Nations to try and convince them of platform or to spread their ideology. But really it is. Now, what you're focusing on is the use of these platforms to not only be able to have a dialogue between leaders, but also to the creation and and explanation of certain types of policies where the United States can in fact, currently talk to Venezuela, and perhaps even threaten Venezuela with certain types of policies. Could you talk a bit about your research? And how it is that this is manifesting itself in the world of Twitter in the world of diplomacy. That's exactly what we've been looking at with this trip. Loas you study since twenty twelve is kind of how would lead as I engaging with each other. Obviously, we do every year put out ranking who's the most followed. But what is really interesting is. Who is the best connected because on Twitter, you can see who follows who. And there we see it's actually the European. External Action Service, that's the foreign policy branch of the European Union. Which is the best has the most connections with their peers, they have one hundred and thirty two connections in second position is the UK foreign office with one hundred and thirty connections in third place, the Russian foreign ministry, so basically these these foreign offices really intent on creating mutual connections on Twitter following each other on the platform. This is really interesting to see how you can use Twitter to have die raked interaction direct contact. So once you follow each other on Twitter, you can actually send private messages on the platform, and I can tell you that I have received a number of direct messages from what leaders heads of state heads of government inform industries with our Twitter bluesy account, and I know the have been exchanges also private messages sent from other foreign ministers to to form industries Twitter is really. The channel for digital diplomacy in our latest study with so and that ninety seven percent of the one hundred ninety three UN member countries. The governments have a presence on Twitter is actually only five countries where the governments don't not on Twitter, and that's North Korea Laos mountain on took minutes, Don and Nicaragua. So this is quite interesting. How you use Twitter to address certain lead us directly and then candidate Donald Trump. Tweeted, Mexico will pay for the wall, the former Mexican president actually replied directly to Donald Trump. And you make opinion NATO tweeted, Mexico will never pay for the wall. The thing is he tweeted in Spanish, how'd he tweeted in English? I think that would have been made the front page of the New York Times. And also, I don't know if if you remember when Barak Obama to Cuba, the State Department opened a before they had reestablished their diplomatic relations, the State Department started to follow the Cuban foreign ministry and a couple of hours later, the Cuban foreign ministry, followed the State Department, so that was kind of the first step to reestablishing diplomatic relations. So in twenty seventeen we saw quite a number of leaders reacting to Donald Trump. Into his way of. Tweeting and one very few as the former Mexican president would reply directly. Some would even not follow the real Donald Trump a competent full of the official presidential accomplishes, the po- tosa conflict, president of the United States. And what's interesting the reply or the response of the French president Emmanuel Macron, he actually used a slogan make America great again to change that to make the planet. Great again. And hoping that the US administration would not leave the palace accord. Unfortunately, the US did leave the court. And so that was kind of interesting to see how will it lead to try to influence each other through social media and on name the on Twitter. But now what we see is more on Instagram visual diplomacy. You'll remember from last year at the G seven summit in Canada this picture that was shared by the German. Government of medical and facing off Donald Trump in intense negotiations on the sidelines of this of the summit that picture in itself was I had on Instagram then went viral on Twitter and everywhere that really showed the tensions between the allies of the g seven summit if I can just also try to get Charlie in here because I think he sits in Missoula Montana. There's a he has a very different lens perhaps on this. Because you're quite focused on is the international engagement of these social media platforms leader to leader at this point, and perhaps even leader to foreign citizen at this point one of the things that I've noticed is not just the use of Twitter. In fact, I was contacted once because I had an engagement with an embassy and the phone call came into my phone call, and what was used was the what's app application, which of course, has some level of of encrypted reality to it. So that I can have an encrypted phone call with someone, but what you're saying is this very quality of this intermediation that we have seen between politician and citizen is in fact, currently happening between leaders that in fact, where we used to rely on foreign ministries or state departments to. Send back and forth cables to talk about a type of policy that was being pursued that too has fallen by the wayside by those leaders who have embraced this new technology. Charlie are you aware of this? And are you seeing this? And do you think that the folks who are living in middle America are affected in any way by this? I don't know about about the effect. I mean, I. I'm seeing it just just like anyone else's what I'm curious about is is the actual -ffective, this weather is this posturing is this grandstanding, or is is there actual change that is coming from this. I think that's that's relatively hard to tell at the moment. I think we can we can see some of these these leaders following back at each other or or you know. The term of art in America or is clapping back at somebody. With a witty retort. Which is something similar to debate. I suppose I see those things more as. Efforts to program the media as efforts to. To get to get their their story picked up when when the when the Mexican president response to Donald Trump. It's it's not necessarily because he's hoping that he'll change Donald Trump's mind. I think it's more hoping to show some defiance there to signal to his own people that that he's standing up to this. So I I'm not entirely sure that that what we're seeing is a new. Is something really new in any way. I think this is more a reflection of something that people who've been covering these technology companies and studying the internet have seen for a long time. Which is that the internet is real life, and that's increasingly become very common. The things that happen across social media aren't just something that happens in a vacuum. They have real world consequences. Whether it's the way that President Donald Trump tweets at North Korean leaders using derisive terms like rocket man, and sort of escalating international tensions across the board. You know, what is happening across. The internet and sort of in that public sphere Israel. And I think that social media just sort of gives us gives us a new lens with which to see that one. Last thing that that was brought up there that I think's worth mentioning is is the ways in which these leaders can can communicate. And I think that it's obviously a plus if we can see it and and that bit of transparency, even if it is grandstanding is good. I think where we're going to start to see more and more concern is over encrypted channels something like what's up in the news last week? Was the notion that Trump advisor Jared Kushner was communicating with foreign governments across what's up in encrypted way. If if those things are happening, and you know, we can't see them if no government agencies can see them that is potentially. Difficult and concerning. So I I think this is one of these situations where you're seeing you're seeing a lot of good. And and and you're seeing some potential for misuse or. To sort of continue to to stoke fears and outrage he really got to take the go with the bad. Right. So just all of this in much more real time way. But you know, when you said that perhaps is merely a means by which to posture or to grandstand in many ways that has always been the case for diplomacy. Posturing and grandstanding is in fact, a way to negotiate for particular position or particular policy as you said, Charlie, you know, this the use of Twitter during the conflict, or at least the confrontation between the leader of North Korea and the United States president was exacerbated through this immediacy and through the types of language that was I think by anybody's reckoning undiplomatic, but but the point, of course, being that we have now used these tools we? The world in fact in the leadership are using these tools to move policies along perhaps at a more accelerated pace and one of the things that diplomacy has traditionally offered has been a slowing down of the process Matisse when you look at this evolution and the types of these types of tools that are being used is there this this acceleration is that threatened traditional diplomacy. Well, as you you said, so there is some talk about do, we still need, physical embassies. If leaders can you know? Contact each other and talk to each other on social media. Do we really need the ambassador will bring the letter of? Protests to the foreign ministry in a certain country. So basically social media has done away with that. And we see how the these negotiations in these Tokes on publicly conducted on Twitter. The latest example is between the minister of inflammation of Pakistan and the Indian minister they had a little Twitter row just a couple of days ago. So it is it is very for me. It is very scary. When you have these messages being sent by Donald Trump, apparently personally, and without being vetted by his advisors know without the message carefully crafted, and that's what we've seen during the spat with the the North Korean leader, Kim Yong own which was very very scary. If you just take those two hundred ninety. Carriages, and nobody had been briefed on that kind of the wording and any policy change that comes from from the White House. So that is I think very very scary. But luckily, we don't have most world leaders have a team. They basically think very carefully about when to go publicly just with a tweets so Matias just to answer your own question than it seems as if you're saying you're answering the question, which is doing need embassies. Do we need foreign ministries and the answer seems to be yes..
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"Of the World Affairs Council. I'm Jane, Wales, your host, we're hearing from Venezuelan economist and author choices Naim, he's a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for international peace, and he's the former minister of trade and industry Venezuela to here, this broadcast or any other world affairs program that you may have missed you can download our podcast on itunes channel or wherever you get your podcast search world affairs. That's one word and now back to our conversation with moist Naim, so we making the country. I it is a phenomenal challenge. Just sort of reinvent entire systems. Reinvents the national Bank reinvent the treasury reinvent the judiciary, build an independent media. What what is the task in your view and will the international community give then as well as the? Time it needs to do that and other great question. And the answer is the list of things that need to be done is known, and he's long, and you mentioned salmon there are others. You know, we need to restore the ability over and as well as to go in the streets without fear of being mugged or hijacked kidnapped crime is is very very severe problem in Venezuela. So that's that's a very important priority. And then restore the economy restored the ability of the country to feed itself to to to have the the medicines that are needed, and as you say that will take time. So the list of things that need to be done is known in quite easy. And he's quite overwhelming the challenges sequencing. Challenges. Not we know what needs to be done the big debates and the complexities are what do you do? I what goes first and second and third and one needs to be done at the same time. And what what is a precondition for the success of the other? You will never have a very significant private sector, unless you have a property rights restored for that, you need a judiciary that ensures the contracts and all that. So there are these a complex web of interdependence season in in in this. But sequencing is sequencing is going to be a significant problem and the international community. Well, it's already established that the International Monetary Fund the world buying the Interamerican Development back. We have to step in the numbers that have been played with our sixty to seventy billion dollars that will be needed. You know, the oil industry that has. Hasn't been destroyed needs to be rebuilt as as is the national industry, so long list, huge challenges, very difficult. But at the same time, a huge source of hope you can design a new new opportunities. And you did they are opportunities for innovating for the deciding. And there's a lot of talent in Venezuela and outside in Israel willing to help. But. One should not have any losers that is going to be quick clean and Bayless is going to be a complex surprising and at times. Deeply frustrating process will the military let that happen. Here. They are they've they've they've enjoyed these privileges. No, military likes instability, huge temptation to say, well, listen, you remove some of this uncertainty, and we'll take over the government am I exaggerating. Or is that a possibility? I think there's a quite there's quite a learning that we have had about how do you treat the military of government that you are replacing, you know, remember the Iraq story about taking out and essentially this banding the police and the army, and then they became significant parts of the urgency. You know, breathing white all has just being very explicit about offering amnesty to the military. Then he says, you know, we you are very well known culprit of crimes of against humanity, which we have a few of them issue are well known to be the leader of narcotics trafficking cartel. But you know, if you are a normal captain or Lieutenant Colonel in the army, you have nothing to fear, and I think that's the right thing to do. What about the paramilitary? That's another huge challenge does west created by copying the Cubans. And we haven't talked about the Cubans. But a lot of what happens even as well is the dictators influenced shape by Havana and very much. I think chevette semi doodo were both of students absolutely style. Come. Absolutely. And and the Cubans are still there. Central foreign power in the country Israel has been stealthily occupied by the Cuban government. And so and among the technologies and institutional innovations that the Cubans have transferred to Venezuela. I is selective repression and torture torture has now become a normal in the practices of their as well under regime, and the there is the use of these militias they call it collect will switch has this ring of collective do. Good kind of thing. But in fact, they are armed assassins that roam the country or the CD's in motorcycles, and essentially enforce governments and support the government, and and repress and very often kill the people that are on their position. So let's talk about the other. Colder, San you've got Cubans who have a real interest in the future. You do have both China and Russia have lent money that I'm sure they'd like to get back in the case of China of the impression that that's more transactional, that's less ideological. That's just trying to figure out the terms and get the funds back, whereas Russia might have more complex agenda might be more geopolitical strategy. What I think that's a very accurate description. The Russians have not only more ideological presence. But they have a geopolitical interesting. I think it all starts with. Famous conversation, which Barack Obama as president said. Well, Russia is no longer a superpower. Most Russia is a regional power because it lacks the ability to project power around the world. Putting their for God nor for gave that. And I think putting things as part of his legacy restoring superpower on to Russia, and what better than BS spoiler in a country that is two and a half hours from American shores that has the largest reserves of oil in the planet, and that has a government desperately clinging to the Russians and other dictatorship before survival. So in the same way that Russia became a spoiler in Syria. Remember at some point Syria was just the United States and Europeans were calling the shots and participating in influencing trying to influence the the situation instinct in the Syrian crisis. Then all of a sudden. Putin's Russia appears and becomes a a main player and today, you cannot do anything in Syria without talking to the Russia's where imagining that the Russians somehow managed to become the spoilers even Israeli which you cannot have a solution in Venezuela unless you bring to the table and sit in the table with the Russians that can be a very attractive geopolitical opportunity for for the Russias and and show that they can project power internationally across the hemisphere. I'm not suggesting I don't expect to see Russian troops fighting against American marines in in Venezuela. That's nothing the cards, but I can't see a series of movements and initiatives. They can by the Russians that cement their role. Make them an obligatory gasps. Participants in any significant discussion about the future of Israel. What about Iran does it have interests there? Well, he was very telling that one of the first entities to recognize nNcholas Maduro as president one of the few but very quickly Hezbollah. So you actually, so what does Hezbollah have to do with our country, the Caribbean going through these political problems, and well, Iran, it started with a relationship that the the became quite tight between then we watch hours. They shared a common enemy, George W Bush. They shared a nation that they both announced as evil which is the United States, and they had shared interest in a very. They were friends and they liked each other. And so. Child invited Iranians to come to the country and gave them opportunities to invest and make money and have a presence. And in fact, they Rainiers oblige and they came but they established in Venezuela. Significant operations that allow them to operate internationally. You know, using when Israel and passwords using Venezuela to evade the sanctions and avoided their impact. And and having a Hezbollah operating in Venezuela for the rest of the world. And of course, there are the neighbors the Colombians have a real interest in particular since they are bearing the brunt of the of the refugee crisis. But of course, there are other countries that are that are recipients have of. Those leaving in droves from from Venezuelan. I assume that probably some in in in the Caribbean as well as Latin America, we have been at one point. There was talk of Mexico and Uruguay calling conference to work for the future. Where does that stand? I go thing that has legs they wanted to a long process of and what they call dialogue, which you know, you cannot be against the dialogue. Right. You know dialogue is necessary compromises are necessary. But it's very important to establish when and who your interlocutors or what incentives are in the past both watch hours, and Nicolas Madura have used foreing brokered dialogues essentially to win time and to move the situation in their interest. And then this it was very very bad for the. Position and it gave. Gave a clear advantages too dangerous. So yes. The dialogue will be indispensable. I think necessary, but it depends on wonder what rules, and what are what are the preconditions? I think very important part of you know, you have to create some confidence building moves so Melrose regime wants to have one of the things they can do is to free the political prisoners tweet speaker being tortured, many and are in a horrible situation. So they can start by showing their goodwill by freeing them. They can also show their goodwill in allowing and helping with staging new elections that are free and fair not controlled by them. I don't think that's acceptable. But bring the best experts in the world and the backs of the best institutional support to ensure that the elections are free affair we've been talking about a scenario in which elections are. Held in which may do little does does step down. But let's look at the other one the other scenario, and that is that he digs in that the military. Stays loyal to him. Dealer. Imagine a situation in which there's bloodshed civil war. Typically happens when the armed forces splinter, and you have different factions shooting at each other and war with each other. That'd be happening Venezuela. There will they may be maybe that that's a possibility that you know, that parts of their army turn against the Maduro others continue to support him. And then you can imagine a horrible situation in which you have these foreign powers, then supporting each of them, supporting a different faction. And then we end up we what we had in years past in the eighties and six you have proxy wars. And we have seen that in which you have different Venezuelans fighting each other. But in fact, they're represent dangerous, and they are being armed and fed financed. Either by the United States or by Russia by Iran by cool that is a horrible outcome. The other horrible scenario is winding which SE tuition kinds of stabilizes with two presidents, which you have my Louro controls parts of the country and has support for parts of the military and WALDO controls a different part of the country and also has so military supporting and that stabilizes their stays that. That is also a a nightmare scenario needs to be avoided. But you know, we we we have that in Libya today. Right. You have a country with two governments. Now, we have seen that in the past. And I hope none of that of things. And I hope I really hope that there's an election in which anyone including the Maduro supporters can participate and whoever gets more votes gets around the country..
"council" Discussed on The Fandom Podcast
"Is Christmas day twenty eighteen and we are all off doing things with friends family and other loved ones, and we hope you're doing the same thing too. But if for some reason, you're not able to or it's after Christmas we wanted to make sure that you knew that we were thinking about you as well. I wanted to share with you something that I've been doing with where my loved one is honestly been a lot of fun. My oldest son Kyle. And I we've been adapting fairytale Japanese fairy tale that we both know really well love, and I'm letting my ten year old take the reins on this end just running go, and I'm kind of just following the plot points and the dialogue as well. As I can you just kinda tells me what happens when we go. And then after I've typed it up for him. I've I've produced a little bit of an audio segment of this first chapter. So I'm gonna share this first chapter with you. And if you have any feedback or suggestions feel free to send that to feedback fan of podcasts dot com all share some critiques and praises with him that we get back from this. But really, this is just we are having so much fun with this taking a fairytale and this whole first chapter in my brain. When I tell the story takes about two sentences. So I'm just enjoying this. Right. And I hope you enjoy it as well. So with that here is the first chapter of Momo Tato by Kyle xio the council of gods. Lago in the times of gods and monsters, ancient evil known as the only lived on the island nation of Japan from their stronghold on Gotcha. They would attack innocent villagers raid their homes and steal their most precious items. No matter how the villagers defended themselves. The only overpowered them to whatever they wanted. The only thing that the villagers had left was the prayers to their gods for protection. Those prayers were heard in albatross who gathered the gods into a great council. Something must be done about those only those ogres attack without regard for more life. What would you have a stew? We're usually is dragon and the God of the sea make him leave his palace and destroy Oni. Gosh, Monto single blow. I Chaman you know, that we are forbidden from interfering. There must be something that we can do. I am working on something. You have guarding and providing foreign old married couple. How is that working on something? Patience. I am across the great goddess. And I have a plan a economy the God of wisdom and intelligence has found a woman that has wise. That is true few mortals have ever been able to match with the. But this woman is one of them. I'm actually quite impressed. Talking because the God of the stores has found the man to be the master at the Blake. I have to admit I've never seen. Anyone turn their skill with a sword into a career cutting would like, but seems to have done it. It's such a shame. And Hasha you have prepared the area. So that it can sustain the harvest that we will use to send a warrior to rescue the people that is what we are doing. That is my plan. I apologize much lawsuit. Sometimes like you like there's more that I can do than just help these people grow food. Ashim on you are becoming a great texture of this nation. Now, it is time to work. The gods worked planned and concluded there council at each their separate way in order to do their part to prepare to send the warrior Boto to the old woodcutter and his wife. This is his story and his mission..
"council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Broadcast of the World Affairs Council. I'm Jane, Wales, your host. There was a time when there was a broad public consensus on our role in the world and the way in which we did Vance our national security goals, but that consensus is threatened now by political and ideological divides at home, how can we bridge divides? When it comes to core security concerns joining me to discuss this question is Susan Rice. She's the former national security advisor to President Obama and she previously served as a US ambassador to the United Nations. My conversation with ambassador rice was made possible by a grant from the Stanley Langendorfer foundation. The grant is in the name of Richard and judy's Guggenheim this broadcast is made possible each week by the generous support of Chevron VM ware and the Draper Richards. Kaplan foundation, many of the dangers we face are transnational in nature, and they require a collaborative response yet fuses. His though. We have not been wildly respectful of the NATO alliance. Fully understood its value and its importance to us. Do you see you wave for which would you do you have advice for ways, which President Trump could could maybe he'll some of those divides since we know? I mean, it is so central to our own security and. At our values. I think let's begin with where your question started. Which is that so many of the challenges we face internationally, whether it's fighting terrorism or dealing with the risk of weapons proliferation or even combatting a pandemic flu, we're certainly dealing with the climate change transnational criminal organizations. All of these are what we know as transnational threats, meaning they can arise anywhere in the world and spread to anywhere in the world. And the only way to deal with them is not just through alliances is critical as those are but through cooperative solutions that involve countries large and small because if you get a SARS virus that emerges in Laos. You want even in the place as small and remote as allows at least a government willing to collaborate with the international community to try to contain and detect and stamp out a disease. And then the question is what do they have the ability even if they have the will. And if they don't have the ability. How do we help them? Similarly with terrorists when you think about terrorists flowing from various parts of the world into to Syria were rack or Afghanistan. To stop those foreign fighters flows requires a willing and preferably able government. So we need countries around the world large and small friend and foe allies and not to be bought into certain collaborative understandings when it comes to shared threats, and so that's a larger challenge, and it's one that we've been dealing with for many years within that our alliances are a critical cornerstone because take some of the issues that. We dealt with during the Obama administration we dealt with the rise of ISIS and the need to build a coalition to roll back ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Well, who do we turn to I we built a coalition of over sixty five countries? But the core of it began with NATO and it began with some of our most valuable Asian allies. Like the. Australian's? When we had to deal with Russia. Invading Ukraine, we weren't gonna get United Nations sanctions or other collective measures. Because Russia, of course has veto in the UN. So again, beginning with NATO beginning with the European Union beginning with our g seven partners that was the foundation that we built to put together an ad hoc regime of sanctions that was impactful but wasn't global. So for all myriad of issues and challenges we need our core. Allies in Europe and Asia. To work with us. And so the answer to your question. What do we do? How do we how do we reinvigorate the alliance? Well, first of all we have to recognize what the shared threats are and take them seriously. And of course, unfortunately, in the current environment NATO's relevance vis-a-vis Russia is greater than ever. And we need to understand. And appreciate that that Russia does pose a continued and new type of threat. And I think what the president can best do is to stop talking about and treating NATO as if it is a financial transaction. It is a collection of countries that share values and interests, and we have agreed to support each other and stand by each other the only time that has ever been invoked as you know, was after nine eleven when the allies came to our support and defense in Afghanistan, and we need to reassure our allies that we will be with them when they need it as they have been with us and not, you know, whether they are paying two percent of their GDP or not we committed in two thousand fourteen we the NATO alliance when President Obama was in office that by twenty twenty four all NATO countries, we're supposed to spend at least two percent of their GDP on their military. And we're on track. To get there. But you know. What President Trump has done suggested that they're remiss because they haven't yet gotten there, or in some instances, you suggested let's raise it to four percent, which would be completely unachievable. So I think we need to have consistent messaging around the value. We attach the alliance the critical importance it is for us and and make clear. Yes, we need and expect those allies to to meet their targets at two percent. But not because we are paying for their security, but because we have a mutual interest in and being secure in our in our territory, and our values there's another way in which we put our European allies in a difficult position. And that was the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement and then impose secondary sanctions. So that if a European company continued to do business do business with with Iran. They would be sanctioned. Talk about that. Particular mechanism. Are there ways around it that that we could offer because right now Europeans are to some extent trying to do a work around? So they're not pushing position which they can their choices to either do business with us. You do business with Iran. Can't do both. Is there is there a middle ground that that the administration should be thinking about or should he should we put our allies in that position? We'll know we shouldn't put our allies in the position of being punished for upholding a deal that we all signed onto and there's a fundamental illogic to this. By every measure, whether you're the US intelligence community or the International Atomic Energy agency. Everybody who has looked at this agreed in even the administration hasn't disputed that. Iran was upholding the terms of the nuclear deal and the nuclear deal was designed for a very specific purpose to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, it was not designed, and it could not have been designed to deal with all of Iran's other nefarious activities, but the theory of the case which everybody. Who back the deal? Understood at the time was in Iran that might be supporting terrorism or meddling in his neighborhood or destabilizing our allies. It was far more dangerous with the capacity to develop a nuclear weapon, then without it. And so that problem was in a box that was succeeding. Now, we've opened the box, and we have penalized our allies for doing nothing other than upholding the terms that they and we committed to that is fundamentally problematic not only because it undermines our alliance relationships. But it what it does is say to countries that make commitments with us, and or or on our behalf that our word is not good. And think about the message that that sends to North Korea if North Korea wherever inclined, and we can talk about that. And it's a big question to do a deal for it's on its nuclear program. One of the things they ought to be asking themselves is is there a risk that five years. Two years. Ten years down the road, the United States or another country that signed on changes, his mind and abrogates the whole thing. After the the deed has been done. And that does not inspire confidence. In a dozen strengthen our ability to use diplomacy to solve the world's most pressing problems. So after Iran has in fact matters obligations and roll back its its nascent program that we fought the flag. The let's talk about North Korea for on gotta go back to Iran, North Korea. We had a situation where the president in essence declared victory before anything was achieved. What what do you think that's happened before? By the way, it's happened before mission accomplished. Forgot that. What do you think secretary Pompeo knows how government works? She's an effective and affective guy. It's now in his hands to to move it forward. And the president could undermine Amore could could make it. Could impair him to do the best job possible. At that. What do you think the long term possibilities when you think about our super differently? When you think about the long-term ambitions of North Korea. When you think about the role that the possession of nuclear weapons gives them. What do you think that are there there, and visions, and whether it is would ever be seen by them is in their interests to give up that that particular check? Well, I'm very skeptical. The North Korea is prepared to cut any deal. That would accomplish what has long been the United States goal, which is complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. I don't think. It's likely that they will do that. Because for this regime, which remains very poor completely authoritarian in their minds their nuclear arsenal has become an existential. Security blanket. Having said that I think we should absolutely be trying diplomacy to test whether perhaps sanctions or changes of calculations within North Korea. Have or might in the future lead them to a different. Readiness? And so I am not one to argue that we should not be doing diplomacy. I think it was an orthodox and. A high risk gamble for the president to sit down one on one with Kim Jong UN as the opening gambit. I would have been much happier. If they had note takers in there. But having said that. It's worth a try. But I think we can't walk into with anything other than our eyes wide open, and recognized that this is a long shot, and it requires a whole lot more than personal chemistry. If there is that between the two leaders and walking out and blindsiding the Pentagon and our allies by suspending our exercises, which are there to help us be ready to defend South Korea and help South Korea defend itself and declare in effect mission accomplished. Was a serious misstep. And now, unfortunately, we see in the press yesterday that we've had to cancel the latest round of talks that was planned between secretary Pompeo and his North Korean counterpart. Why presumably because there wasn't anything to talk about pump went to Pyongyang had another happy meeting with Kim Jong UN. And this meeting was supposed to be to prepare the summit the next summit? Just seems like a lot of summits without a lot accomplished in between. But the next summit between the leaders. And I think we were so stuck that the administration in North Korea sort of resumed its its threats of late the administration concluded, I think appropriately that this was not a right moment to continue those discussions, but it indicates how? Very fraught and the. High risk and how long shot this approaches. In the meantime, we're seeing a softening of when it comes to the sanctions on the part of post the Chinese and the Russians apparently, so yes, I mean, I'm not privy to the same degree of granular information that I once was but from even what is available in public. Sources it seems that the the Russians and the Chinese have taken their foot off the gas in terms of sanctions enforcement, and even the South Koreans are they're not doing anything that violates UN sanctions to my knowledge, but they are taking steps on a bilateral basis that bring down some of the restrictions that they've previously had in place. So we are also at risk of the coalition that has effectively implemented and enforced. These sanctions becoming divided and irresolute and what does Kim need. I mean, he. He needs to know that they won't be regime change. I surely that that is his fear. That's why he has nuclear weapons I assume has has pursued this capability. They say that what's highest on this agenda is to have a real peace treaty involving the those involved in the Korean war is there in your mind and economic not just economics relief sanctions relief. But the prospects of of investment and economic. And President Trump did a lot of talking about condominiums after visiting there. So yeah, a lot of coastline. So I'm gonna take you bacteria on because it might be better for condominiums. President Trump has been very open about his desire to to in essence crush Iran economically..
"council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly palestinian health officials in gaza say at least seven palestinians have been shot and killed by his rarely troops today near the border the area is where a large demonstration is planned to protest the opening of the new us embassy in jerusalem five months ago president trump announced the embassy was being relocated from tel aviv israelis and palestinians claim jerusalem as their capital david friedman is the us ambassador to israel i think the move is going to permit the parties to focus on issues that are i o important and second of all solvable friedman was speaking npr's morning edition israel is warning palestinian demonstrators not to breach a security barrier later today the un security council is expected to hear from those officials who recently went to me and moran bangladesh to examine the plight of rojo refugees who fled me and mars military crackdown here's linda fassulo security council last week urged me and martin accelerate efforts to repatriate some seven hundred thousand rohingya refugees who had fled to neighboring bangladesh and the council called for immediate and unhindered humanitarian access to me in my eyes raquin region home to most row hanger the security council's next step is far from clear given divisions of a weather to impose punitive measures against me in our dave mattingly in washington i'm robin young creating new safe color pigments is one of the most delusive tasks and science but one researcher in oregon recently did by accident what hasn't been done in two centuries for years many laboratories have been trying to create new blue and i was shocked because all the samples came on with blue the new vivid blue next time here and now what's your wealth america i have about two and a half million in assets net worth one hundred fifty k i have no quote well how do we define wealth in this country how do we build it and why does the wealth gap persists i'm tansy nevada and that's next.
"council" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"How long ago did the national council begin and what's it's mission gives the history of the national council what your past goals were and what your future goals are the national council has been around for several decades but i tell you in the last ten fifteen years it has been growing gangbusters and that is because of the increase emphasis and increased realization of importance of behavioral health services it's also because we've really focused on supporting our members on giving them technical assistance on how they can implement the newest treatments in their community how they can change some of their business methods like how they do the scheduling so that they're more efficient and get more people in a lot of our national political advocacy to get better federal funding things like supporting the parody law things like defending medicaid from the huge cuts that were being discussed in the previous year things like the excellence in mental health act which is funding comprehensive community behavioral health centers and this started last july and the centers doing this of added eleven nine hundred new clinicians we all now have evening and weekend hours they all have crisis systems they all offer substance used to sort or treatment services and this is an eight state demonstration project that as that was advocated for passed into law is now the new emerging model to get comprehensive dream as you know when people have serious mental illness they often have sudden shoes problem like we talked about and they usually have multiple medical problems to people with mental illness are more medically ov and people without and they need a center that can address the whole person not just one illness or one treatment at a time one of the things that we quite often here is that we don't have enough impatient psychiatric beds for the number of people that we have need them the problem with that statement is that.
"council" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is the bbc sales of our complete range of programmes to bbcworldservicecom but would slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compounded the early hours of saturday the six of january i'm overcome way with the selection of highlights from across the bbc world service coming up the us kohl's on the un security council to back protest as in rome let there be no doubt whatsoever the united states stands unapologetically with those in iran who seek freedom for themselves prosperity for their families and dignity for their nation that america america's criticized by russia and others for interfering in an internal iranian matter also in the podcast we have a special report from yemen is our correspondent investigates how former president ali abdallah saleh who was killed china announced his plans to plump thousands of trees the author a book about the trump administration condemned is full of lies by the white house hits back and we'll hear about india's national obsession with quiz competitions but first move in a week off to antigovernment protests began in iran the us has been trying to boost international support the antigovernment demonstrators there with an emergency meeting at the un security council the us ambassador nikki haley said america's supported the iranian people's right to protest and urged other nations to do the same i call on all of my colleagues to join me and amplifying a message of the iranian people and i call on the government of iran to stop censoring the voice of the people and to restore the access to the internet because.