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'Waste' Activist Digs Into The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

Environment: NPR

04:40 min | 3 d ago

'Waste' Activist Digs Into The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

"Catherine coleman flowers. Welcome to fresh air. Thank you thank you for inviting me. You've been active on this issue for a long time and have brought a lot of people. Philanthropists reporters elected officials to rural areas to see for themselves. Poor people living with this problem of simply not having sanitary disposal of human waste. I'd like you to describe the experience of just one of these tours and the reaction of those who saw what what you showed one of the persons who's reaction with i think sums it up was Dr phillip boston. Dr allston was to you in special rapporteur on extreme poverty and when he was invited to lowndes county. It's part of his official tour. He went to see areas where people were living amongst also which was the one of the homes that we went to It was a compound with a number of mobile homes that set off of a dirt road and one could see the the water lines. They carry water into the home. Going above of what looked like a ditch. Full of raw sewage and nearby was a Was a basketball goal. Which children apparently played basketball. And when he saw there was a were reporters with us On his his his tour and one of the reporters asked him. Have you seen this before. And he said this is common in the developed world. And i thought that that spoke loudly of what i had phil for all of these years did this and so what what people would see a new taken. So many people to this and observe their shock at what they saw was often in a peace pipe. V pipe running from home or a trailer to a hole in the backyard. And then when you get closer what you see. There are when you get closer. You probably see human feces and toilet paper. Aisle whatever was flushing in the toilet. that day. The one place that we win That was this out in my mind. Is that it was full of pitfalls raw sewage. As you say the person had pvc pipe there was a lot a lot of ingenuity. This involved. In this they the the pvc pipe was buried underground and it went to appear in that period again was full of you know raw sewage and you could see the eyes of a frog that was embiid in the sewage and was p p coming out from it and oftentimes depending on the time of the year and now that the days we have long warmer seasons. Their mosquito sometimes congregated on top of the sewage. Those animals will spread this stuff to wherever they go exactly. you grew up in lowndes county alabama. It's an interesting place in the history of the civil rights movement. Isn't it yes. It's very interesting place. In the history of the civil rights movement. Most people know about lowndes because of his fight for voting rights and the establishment of the lowndes county freedom organization which was the original black panther party And that the black panther was chosen because a lot of the sharecroppers had not been afforded the opportunity to go to school so they wanted to use a symbol that people could understand and also you know they wanted to slogans from their time was pulled the till for the panther When they organized their own political party and ran candidates On that part because at that time it was not But people running. This candidates was accepted on either republican or the democratic party In lowndes county. So that itself was more was a a great accomplishment on the side of sharecroppers former sharecroppers who had been kicked off property just because they sought the right to vote and that was the lowndes county freedom party that preceded the black panthers organization right yes and it's also is this area on the root of the famous march from selma to montgomery that dr king led yes. Most of the civil montgomery mind troop goes to lowndes county lowndes. County is actually between selma and montgomery

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on Jewish History Matters

Jewish History Matters

05:15 min | Last month

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Jewish History Matters

"To change the next election because of the judicial it won't change because the Senate still the Senate won't change because gerrymandered districts are still gerrymandered districts and so on that's a concern to me a very big concern to me one of the things that's very interesting is also very troubling but it's I think important to point out again the parallels that we see between say for instance Trump and Netanyahu, which is to say that I think that both of them have been kind of pulling cars from each other's Playbook as it were wage whether we're talking about Netanyahu calling things fake news or Trump trying to encourage people to quote unquote watch the polls, which is really just a way to try to suppress the vote, which of course name who has already been doing for years now in terms of trying to suppress the Arab vote in Israel to try to observe as it were voting in in highly Arab parts of different cities and Jerusalem Thursday. When you say observing, you mean recording with cameras in order to intimidate our voters coming to the polls exactly. I mean, I was trying to find the right way to describe it. If you could describe it. Actually, it's bad enough as it is. No adjectives needed. Yeah. Well, I mean that's I think what we're seeing here is a cohort of anti-democratic rulers in different countries Israel and the US are only two of them that are all kind of like cribbing notes from each other about how to turn off a democracy into something else and I think it's a very troubling Trend it also openly supporting each other not just Trump and nothing now but also or bandhan and hungry for example, Israel is now closed to the FBO and Austria thought that the far-right Freedom Party of Austria cold and of course and you know, they're all at Putin obviously in Trump and let's not forget Israel's recent lovefest with Serbia if it lasts indeed, I think we need to remember that they're all screaming those from each other and by the way, and it's now is as I'm sure you all know that maybe your readers don't he doesn't just say fake news. He says an English. He actually uses the English phrase fake news, which is remarkable. I think it's quite strong. To say but he has to dip into the English phrase because it's it's not the meaning of the phrase is the idiom itself captures so much more than the two words that you can't really translate that you have to just say it in English..

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Who was Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Encyclopedia Womannica

05:17 min | Last month

Who was Sirimavo Bandaranaike

"Today. We're talking about the world's first woman to lead as a prime minister. She defied all expectations to take her position and permanently changed the legacy of her country. Let's talk about CD Malvo Nike. CD Malvo Bundle Nike was born city map rap lot on April Seventeenth nineteen sixteen, and what was then known as the country of Salen. She was the eldest of six siblings. Both her father and mother were prominent in the Sinhalese community. That's an ethnic group that forms the majority of the population of Modern Day Sri Lanka at the time saline was a British colony. Cassation many of the top families in the country took on governmental roles and British names even said, he must father Barnes rat watt was named after prominent British general nonetheless, city must family care deeply about remaining Buddhist and preserving Sinhalese culture wherever they cut when city matern eight her parents sent her to a Convent Boarding School in Colombo the nation's capital under the British colonial rule. This was the best possible option for education. Still, her parents also took care to maintain their cultural traditions native language. When city finish her education she spent years touring the country doing social work including delivering food and medicine. She hiked through jungles and rough terrain to help organize and develop Bilas as a result, she gained a positive reputation throughout the island. In nineteen forty city my married a top government official named Solomon West Ridgeway Dias. Bandaranaike in a grand high profile wedding. The two were considered a perfect match. While city must husband played a more anglicized role in the colonial government city, my herself understood the needs of those living in rural areas. Said Ema, and Solomon had three children. Initially said he must professional role was largely that of an attentive wife. I nineteen forty-eight Salen was headed towards independence from Britain and city Mos home was packed to the brim with her husband's political associates, discussing strategy and the future of the country Solomon viewed his wife's role as a submissive one. Still she became a valuable political consultant. She was the one who convinced him to resigned his political position in nineteen fifty one. After he resigned he created the Sri Lankan Freedom Party or S L F R, which sought Sinhalese control of the country and a democratic socialist government city. Ma. Aggressively campaigned for Solomon in the following years and by nineteen fifty six, he won by a landslide and started instituting left wing and Sinhalese centered policies despite this victory, some of Solomon's political action. So divisions and tensions between salons various ethnic groups including the Tamil people in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, he was murdered in his own private garden. City Mo was devastated even so she took action to fight for her husband's legacy. The very next year sitting you took leadership of the Party and was voted in as the world's first woman prime minister she would serve as the leader of the SFR for the following forty years. City must served as prime minister on and off over the next few decades prioritizing the same democratic socialist policies as her husband, she strived to raise the quality of life of her people and to reduce the overall inequality in her country. Following a win in the nineteen seventy election city. Ma introduced a new constitution that ended salon status as a British Commonwealth realm and renamed the country. Sri Lanka. Her focus on empowering Buddhism and the Sinhalese people alienated the Tummy people during one term in power. An uprising against her party had to be defeated with international military aid from India and Pakistan in the nineteen eighties. Economic troubles in the country accusations of corruption led to a crushing political loss by nineteen eighty-three tensions between the Tamil and the majority Sinhalese people boiled over into a bloody civil war that lasted until two thousand nine. Sumita attempted to repair the damage caused by discrimination against the Tamil but the divide was severe and her political power was waning along with her popularity by nineteen ninety, four city Mas Daughter Chandrika became prime minister, and then later the president of the Country Chandrika appointed her mother as prime minister but by then the constitution had changed. So the prime minister position was only supplementary to the role of the president offering little actual power. Serena remained in some form of office until a few months before her death she passed away on election day shortly after casting her vote at the age of eighty four. Though city Malvo's political legacy is complicated. She paved the way for future female heads of state and lead through political hardships with strength.

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Activists, Betita Martinez

Encyclopedia Womannica

05:14 min | 2 months ago

Activists, Betita Martinez

"Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez was born on December Twelfth Nineteen twenty. Five in Washington DC. Her father immigrated to the United. States for Mexico in one thousand, nine, hundred, seventeen in some ways historic exemplified the American dream. Here. Arrived with little to his name and ended up becoming a professor of Spanish literature at Georgetown University? In other ways his story serve as a cautionary tale he face racism and prejudice and top Petita to think critically about US policies and structures. The Titas American born mother whose family had come from Scotland and Ireland also helped to shape titas perspective. She was a teacher and activist. Batista. Grew up in Chevy. Chase Maryland a suburb of DC or she later wrote she felt like an outsider and what felt like an all white community after high school she left the D. C. Area to attend swarthmore college and graduated with a degree in history and literature in nineteen forty six. After graduation but thiede decided to go by Liz Sutherland in an attempt to better fit in with elites in the arts and Publishing World of New York City? She worked as a translator at the United Nations before moving into research and administration. PETITA studied European and US colonies in Africa and the Pacific Ocean working to shed light on conditions in places that didn't have self sovereignty. She, then worked at the Museum of modern. Art before becoming an editor at Simon and Schuster. In nineteen sixty four Batista became the books and Arts editor at The Nation magazine. PETITA had successfully broken into the New York, city. Cultural, elite. It was no easy feat. PETITA later said that she was a woman in a world dominated by men. Even. So she was adept at moving between worlds. TITA was equally at ease socializing on Fifth Avenue as at the Johns frequented by beat poets of the day. She was a very busy lady. In addition to her day job, the TITA found time to research and write pieces that landed in publications including the national. Guardian Horizon and the New York. Times. She also volunteered for political causes she believed in. petito wanted more than a successful business career she was driven to seek and push for change in the world. In nineteen, sixty, five petito left the nation to work in the civil. Rights movement. She then became the director of the New York Office of the student nonviolent coordinating. Committee or. And Major Civil Rights Organization. She was one of only two Latino women who worked as a paid employee at snack in her role Tita raised money organized events did research on the racial climate the American south. She wrote a book called Letters. Mississippi. About her experience working in the movement not state. Also continued to write for major national publications in nineteen sixty seven but he left snack and turned her focus to feminism before being drawn to the fledgling Chicano movement. Chicano Connex refers to people of Mexican descent born in the United States. Nineteen Sixty Eight petito left New York City for New Mexico. She went back to going by PETITA Martinez rather than the more Anglican sounding Elizabeth Sutherland. In New Mexico petita joined propelled forward what became a movement to promote the rights and celebrate the culture of connects people in the United States. She continued to maximize the power of her pen. She cofounded Allegri. Toe Del Norte a Chicano movement monthly newspaper in Nineteen seventy-three petita back the Chicano Communication Center and Albuquerque and served as its director until nineteen seventy six. The center used arts and media to educate visitors about the culture and struggles at the Chicano community. During her tenure there Petita also wrote another book. This one called five hundred years of Chicano history. From New Mexico petita moved to San Francisco where she continued to fight for a better future she served as the program director at global options an organization working on issues relating to labour conditions and social justice in. Nineteen. EIGHTY-THREE PETITA ran for governor of California as a peace and Freedom, party candy. In nineteen ninety-seven PETITA founded yet another organization the Institute for Multi Racial Justice the Institute served as the embodiment of her life's work to break down barriers between people fighting for justice especially different peoples of color. Following year in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eight, petito book called Deca Loris means all of us. But. Thiede has written and taught throughout her long and impressive career and activism. She's lectured at odds three hundred higher educational institutions. She's received many many honors accolades including as a nominee for the Nobel peace prize in two, thousand and five. Batista is a living example of what it looks like to keep fighting the fight against injustice in our own communities across the country and around the world.

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Austria conservatives agree coalition with Greens

Morning Edition

00:43 sec | 11 months ago

Austria conservatives agree coalition with Greens

"Austria's getting a coalition government of conservatives and greens following elections held last September Kerry Skyrim has more from verge of Vienna the conservatives won the election but needed a coalition partner to govern the leader Sebastian Coates says he's now secured a deal with Austria's greens a major swing to the left as his previous coalition was with the far right Freedom Party that collapsed in the scandal involving the far right the conservatives campaigned on reducing taxes and remaining tough on immigration the greens on spending more on the environment and self to immigration policies Mr code says the coalition deal unites the best of both worlds details are still to be announced for the greens will control the ministry combining environment transport infrastructure and

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Austria's Kurz, Greens agree on new coalition government

All Of It

03:09 min | 11 months ago

Austria's Kurz, Greens agree on new coalition government

"The new year and a new government in Austria after months of negotiations the center right party led by chancellor suggesting cuts the secured a coalition agreement with the greens are affecting the mind of pauses resurgence of the polls the unlikely alliance brings the greens into government for the first time Mr kat signal ridge the need for compromise physically Gilles Simon and so it is possible to reduce the tax burden and at the same time bring in ecological principles and it is possible to protect the climate and the borders the more I spoke to a Vienna correspondence Bethany bell who says this is a big win for the greens in the last parliament they didn't even make it into parliament to told they did much better in the last election but it also is quite significant in it mocks the swing to the left is the best feeling Kutz because you may remember his loss coalition was with the far right Freedom policy says it's quite a big change for him his policy may see this as a way of trying to soften his image off to that coalition with the far right because the far right Freedom Party was attracting an enormous level of support in Austria does this reflect the change in the country well the Los government fellow pops in may because of the corruption scandal involving the former head of the far right Hines Christian stuff because of that support for the Freedom Party fell quite considerably and they didn't do that well in the last election so presumably some compromises will be needed to make government work what's that going to mean in terms of policy the big issue I think that's a loss of analysts say will be difficult for the two policies is the question of immigration that was something he shed a lot in common with the far right he wants you to stop immigration of protects Austria's board is the left wing greens a fall more proof Mike Renfro refugee and it will I think that will be quite to love Shiv and they really and many of the supporters of the green opposes what Mr could stayed with immigration at that they saw that the house is a tradeoff between you know trying to get that green policies implemented and to sort of try and actually shape policy instead of being in a position so it might not be the trade the greens become more restrictive on immigration in return for their ambition of foster becoming a leading nation fighting climate change vas is certainly what they hope we don't know what details have been exactly agreed when it comes to the green policies we had from the leader of the green saying that they'd agreed mole on climate change and they could have imagined beforehand and that he wants all street to become an international leader on climate change issues we we will get more detail on that to in the coming days via correspondence

Austria's Kurz, Greens agree on new coalition government

The World

00:18 sec | 11 months ago

Austria's Kurz, Greens agree on new coalition government

"The leader of Austria's conservative people's party to Boston cuts has agreed to form a coalition government with the greens the deal returns Mr coats to office and brings the greens into government for the first time Mr coaches last government a coalition with the far right Freedom Party collapse

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Duterte Dares Philippine Opposition Leader to Run His Drug War

BBC World Service

01:47 min | 1 year ago

Duterte Dares Philippine Opposition Leader to Run His Drug War

"The president of the Philippines Rodriguez attack today is also his deputy to take over his controversial campaign against drug traffickers Mr detail for to create the role of drugs often any Robredo's she's been a face critic of his policy from Manila his how Johnson president the turkeys offered to take control of his war on drugs came about talk to Mr Bredow said he's anti drug campaign was obviously not working the vice president has yet to confirm if she will accept Mister the turkeys challenge but has said the president would not have offered her the role on this the drug war was a failure since Mr to touch he came to power in June twenty sixteen thousands of alleged drug users and dealers have been killed during police operations human rights groups say many of the killings was summary executions with no regard for G. process by on smoking in restaurants and bonuses come into force in Austria quarter of Austrians over the age of fifteen smoke daily of Vienna correspondent Bethany bell reports of two years of controversy Austria has banned smoking in restaurants cafes and balls doctors say the longer the do you move paves the way for new here and health the country had been on the verge of bringing in the type of band last year but the plans were overturned because of pressure from the far right Freedom policy which was part of the last government the former head of the Freedom Party heights Christian Schlosser himself a smoker all do the people should have freedom of choice North Korea says it successfully conducted another test of super launch multiple rocket launchers the north Korean news agency said the test to verify that the rocket launches were able to totally destroy a group of targets the United States has imposed sanctions on

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Austria passes smoking ban, snuffing out fallen government's flagship policy

BBC World Service

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Austria passes smoking ban, snuffing out fallen government's flagship policy

"By on smoking in restaurants and bonuses come into force in Austria quarter of Austrians over the age of fifteen smoke daily of Vienna correspondent Bethany bell reports of two years of controversy Austria has banned smoking in restaurants cafes and balls doctors say the longer the do you move paves the way for new here and health the country had been on the verge of bringing in the type of band last year but the plans were overturned because of pressure from the far right Freedom policy which was part of the last government the former head of the Freedom Party heights Christian Schlosser himself a smoker all do the people should have freedom of choice

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Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

Sports To The Max with Mike Max

04:00 min | 1 year ago

Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

"So we want to talk a little bit about Elijah Cummings today US civil rights icon who led a house probe of president trump is now dead at age sixty eight here are some highlights from the house floor well my mother's dying bed at nineteen years old for missing a Cropper her last words where do not let them take our votes away from us they had for it she had Fortin seen people harm beaten trying to vote your available right voting is crucial and I don't give a damn how you look at it there are efforts to stop people from voting it's not right this is not right this is a you states of America and I will fight until the data to make sure every citizen whether they have green body whether they're Freedom Party whether they're Democrat whether Republican or whatever has a right to vote wow yeah what's so powerful yeah powerful order all right sure he said something Elijah Cummings said something back in June that struck a nerve with a lot of people he said and I quote two hundred to three hundred years from now people will look back at this moment and they will last the question what did you do I may be dancing with the angels when all of this is corrected but I've got to tell you we must fight for our democracy said that back in June a reflection of the whirlwind of stuff going on right now in Washington DC house speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement in the house Alisa was our north star he was a leader of towering character and integrity who stirring voice and steadfast values push the Congress and our country to rise always to a higher purpose and boy if we don't need folks like Elijah Cummings more to date now than ever before we need strong leaders we need people with a moral compass and to those to look up to that we'll have our voting rights and the you know the folks of the citizens backs when it really comes down to it and as Shia led a I know that you shared with your children who are clearly too young to even know who Elijah Cummings is but he was a real leader for every community all Americans but specifically for you as African Americans he was a hand in my life is better because of the sacrifices that he made with his life and so this morning when we were watching CBS news this morning with Gayle king and they were talking to Ben Traub about him and they showed some of his speeches I'm I made all the branded baby sit on a watch and them a ball when they were done watching we had a young art project and Elijah Cummings our projects and we made freedom signs what what they say now what would your freedom sign say right now what would you want to say and then of course you know they had the colors face and do something fun but you know we talked about him in his life and his legacy and and the freedoms they fought for and yeah so my fridge right now I'm gonna have to have my husband take a picture and posted is littered with the memory of Elijah Cummings so beautiful and and you know show as well she's friggin mom of the year anyway with the what she does she's an incredible mother and wife but if you know you are honey you're you're an inspiration but the fact that you're sharing you know seven year olds don't don't know about a letter I have no idea where he was they don't provide is one looking today exit but but education about him and keep his name alive and making it fun so they can remember that time when Elijah Cummings pastor who he was good for you I hope schools around the country are doing the same as was going on in the front

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The unstoppable Fannie Lou Hamer

Retropod

05:10 min | 1 year ago

The unstoppable Fannie Lou Hamer

"She walked with a limp. She had a blood clot behind her eye from being severely beaten in Mississippi jail. Her name was was Fannie Lou Hamer. She was the youngest of twenty children born to black sharecroppers in Mississippi and in late nineteen sixty four for president Lyndon B Johnson was absolutely terrified of her why she was about to make make an appeal before the credentials panel at the Democratic National Convention. The potential implications were profound. Hamer represented the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party a racially integrated coalition of delegates Hamer wanted to challenge the seats of the current aren't all white democratic delegation from their state saying that they were in violation of the party's rules because they had systematically excluded excluded black citizens according to Time magazine. Johnson was worried that Hamer speech could offend the Southern Democrats whose votes he needed for reelection he wanted her silenced but Hamer had a following that rivaled that of Dr Martin Luther Author King Junior and she would not go unheard. Hamer was born in one thousand nine hundred seventeen in the Mississippi Delta. The share cropping system kept her parents in debt and without enough food to feed their twenty children in the Winter Hebrew tied rags on her feet because she often didn't have shoes. She started picking cotton when she was six years old. Aw Hamer started her civil rights work in nineteen sixty one after she was sterilized without consent during what it should have been a minor surgery she tried to register to vote in one thousand nine hundred sixty two but was turned away after she failed illiteracy literacy tests which were used in the south to discourage black people from voting the clerk asked Hamer complicated questions like interpreting the state constitution after she failed the test. She told the clerk she'd be back when Hamer returned to the plantation in that day. She was fired from her job but she wasn't defeated. Hamer became a student nonviolent. Coordinating Committee a community organizer and helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in reaction to the lack of integration in the state's Democratic Party party as a candidate from the party. She ran for Congress in nineteen sixty four against democratic incumbent Jamie L whitten at that year's Democratic Democrat National Convention. Hey made her way to the stage through a crowd of men who refused to make space for her other members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King Junior spoke but all eyes were on her. She then talked for thirteen minutes Mr Chairman and to could dentures committee. My name is Mrs Fannie Lou Hamer. She called for mandatory delegation an integration and recounted her experience trying to register to vote. It was the thirty first of all the night being the eighteen of US travel. Put the six miles the county courthouse in in the normal tried to register to become first. I player Hamer describes being arrested in beaten in Mississippi jail after white waitress at a rest. Stop refused her service. That's how she got the blood clot. All of this is own account. We won't be registered to become first-class. NFL Freedom Democratic Party is not beating not after her testimony humor and other other Freedom Party members discovered that Johnson a wildly tough politician had held a news conference so that national television networks could he cover her testimony live. She was livid but Johnson's efforts to silencer didn't work that that night in a hot Atlantic City Hotel Room Hamer and the rest of the country watched her testimony broadcast in prime time on the evening news news less than a year later. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act and at the nineteen sixty eight convention in Chicago. He became team the first African American to be seated as a delegate. She received a standing ovation.

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

11:26 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Sebastian cuts and his conservative People's Party win eight clear your victory in the country's general election but will the former chancellor look again to the scandal-plagued far right party in forming the next government our news panel will evaluate the latest violence in Hong Kong which comes on the eve of celebrations for the seventieth anniversary of communist rule in China plus. We'll find out why Turkey wants is to become more self sufficient in its military strength and we'll also hear about a new project in Finland which is trying to support peaceful coexistence between people the country's growing wolf population all that plus a flip through the newspapers and a rundown of the day's top business stories as well right here on the briefing with me Daniel Beach Welcome to the briefing we begin by turning our attention to Austria where former Chancellor Sebastian Courts as won a general election and in convincing fashion snap election was called following the collapse of the previous government made up of the People's Party of Mister Courts and the far-right Freedom Party hardy video had revealed the Freedom Party's openness to Russian influence. Peddling courts will now have to choose between shifting left or going back to his former allies in the far right party to form a new government for more on this. I'm joined by tests should covets. UK Correspondent for Austria Profile magazine Tessa. Thank you for joining us and and welcome back to the show Were you surprised at all. I don't buy this results. I think everyone was surprised because the opinion polls before forty elections showed a better resort for prognosis for the far-right what happened I think in the last weeks before the elections was that the far-right Freedom Parthiv got involved. There were some revelations about expense scandals around the leadership and former former head of the party has gone and that further dampen their the the results so a combination of the bitter video scandal from May with these new revelations just kicked him off the chances to return to government as the logical partner that for Christian for Sebastian quote what's so we will see now in long probably difficult coalition negotiations if he indeed will to the Green Party as coalition nations partner. I want to come back to that expensive scandal you mentioned but you are right. The Green Party did surge which is quite curious here sort of square in the middle the People's Party the Conservative Party is the Social Democrats as well which is quite curious. The Conservative Party gained a lot of ground far right lost ground obviously because of of that scandal but with the performance of the Greens does that put into question where the former chancellor is going to look for a new partner in in his coalition while he's definitely the successful populist he managed to gain votes though his previous coalition was failed completely in renewing Australia sort of fear contract with the people in the future so they just had to resign after eighteen months and still he comes out as the one who is the staple prime minister that people trust again to form another government so that's the first thing so the second thing is that the Zeitgeist has changed a little bit in the last two years so the last elections refund on a tough immigration stands after the refugee crisis resulted in strong anxieties in the population this time we're sort of in the middle of Friday's for future a frenzy people thinking about the climate catastrophe more than about the the consequences of immigration could try to push the immigration a topic in all conversations or interviews during during the election campaign but in fact the resides in the success of the green pod shows that the younger voters want something else than the constant immigration debate so they turn to the Green Party and a lot of people in the middle of the society also thought that they wanted some kind of the more open minded and more progressive stance on questions like immigration European Union and end climate and those people voted either green or for this small Liberal Party which was also quite successful. Do we have any indication of which way ah the former chancellor is leaning here for his Coalition Party as he say sort of it is a popular thing now more people are thinking about the climate obviously climate change rather more people voted voted green so he's quite young guy as well not only in age but in his political experience so may he be more curious to to shift left in in building and continuing to grow on his popularity he might and this is a big test now for him as a politician because he was very quickly quickly turning to become one of these right wing populace strongmen tough on immigration and constantly talking about political Islam. I am in how to sort of restrictor these influences in Australian in his Austrian homeland and artists sixty. You know the rhetoric from other other right wing politicians in Europe to now. He has the chance to move back to the middle and do a coalition with the Green Party ideologically. Lee I think this will be quite difficult for him because he has always said that he felt comfortable in the coalition with defy red because they shared a lot of his reform plans and also this anti immigration stance now we will see what he will do and it will be a a very big test also for the Green party because they are much more progressive much more welcoming to immigration much more open minded and in then Sebastian could so for them to go into coalition is quite dangerous too but it's now the moment where Australia has decided and where the Green Party ends passive quits mainly mainly those two have to decide if they want to prevent the fire to come back from into government or not and we will probably see this by the end of the year beginning of next year only the results so the next week will be quite interesting Tessa. Thank you so much for this just fits their now with a look at some of the day's other the news headlines here is multiples yielding offen- thank you Daniel Saudi Arabia's Grand Prince Mohammad bin Salman has warned at oil prices could spike to unimaginably high the numbers if the world doesn't come together to deter Iran speaking to CBS. He said he would prefer a political solution to military one. The bruins also accepted some responsibility for journalists Jamal Kashoggi's killing but denied personally ordering it dozens of world leaders have gathered in Paris for the funeral of former President Jacques Chirac who died last week H. Eighty-six. He's to be buried at Dimona symmetry in the French capital Jackson. I served two terms as president and twice as prime minister and the unemployment rate in the eurozone dropped in August its lowest level in more than a decade figures by the European Union statistics official the jobless rate in the nineteen nineteen country courtesy block fell to seven point four percent in August reaching its lowest level since May two thousand eight when the Eurozone's economy begin to feel the negative impact the prime mortgage crises in the United States. Those are today's headlines back to you Daniel. Thank you your lean. Let's now get the days latest business headlines and I'm joined on the line by Bloomberg's. You and it's nice to have you on the program I dump a partial to Nile from the US over increased restrictions on Chinese investments. What can you tell us about that. Yes we heard on Friday from Larry cudlow the head of President Trump's national economic council deliberations inside the white off of what some hawks at labeled a potential to financial decoupling of the world's two largest economies it sound like rather grand expansion of the trade war between China and the US we understand that the it's the options discussed including forcing a listing of Chinese companies from US exchanges imposing limits on investments in Chinese markets by US government pension funds and also on putting putting caps on the value of Chinese companies including indexes managed by US firms but now we've had something of a partial denial from the White House downplaying the limits of this the administration is not contemplating blocking Chinese companies from listing shares on US stock exchanges this time so not really denying the entirety of these suggestions are also saying at this time leaving the door. Perhaps open to more restrictions in this this all comes across the head of those key trade talks October tenth and eleventh the important days for those Chinese vice premier will be heading to the US. We all L. Senior officials to discuss the ongoing trade while this is very much something which markets keeping an eye on so watch out for more headlines on the trade front and on the Market Watch. What about this tax hike in Japan. How is that affecting thanks yeah prominence. The Shinzo will be hoping it's third time lucky for his tax increase. The plan tomorrow is to increase the sales tax from eight percent ten percent now. They tried and failed to do this twice. The Japanese Economy of course has been in a fragile Rajon state for years more than a decade really and consumer spending pretty fragile now. Japan is keen to show that it serious about chipping wait debt of course Japan's public debt load is the biggest in the developed world in twenty fourteen the last time this was tried right. There was a serious damage to the economies of this time they've already hedged their bets of the raft of countermeasures designed to smooth out the boom and bust in in consumption and buy some some calculations they actually add up to more than the total extra proceeds from the tax increase in the first year so they've tried to did this a bit more carefully this time also some disparity in economic forecasts as to how Japanese economy is going to fare this year. I'm this survey. Bouma reckon that the economy will shrink violent annualized two point seven percent in the final three months of two thousand nine hundred a pretty bad performance elements to round out the year four Japan by the spread of forecasts is unusually wide so far. We've got some preliminary data on consumer spending four September and shows that there's been a bit of a spike in sales of home appliances and furniture buying but it's not really a mad rush to splurge so the some signs of people buying ahead ahead of this tax increase but the Japanese government selling the hoping this time they can finally get this tax hike through the door you and thank you for this. you in pots. They're in a very busy Bloomberg newsroom.

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Party of ex-Chancellor Kurz wins Austrian election

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:06 min | 1 year ago

Party of ex-Chancellor Kurz wins Austrian election

"Welcome to the briefing we begin by turning our attention to Austria where former Chancellor Sebastian Courts as won a general election and in convincing fashion snap election was called following the collapse of the previous government made up of the People's Party of Mister Courts and the far-right Freedom Party hardy video had revealed the Freedom Party's openness to Russian influence. Peddling courts will now have to choose between shifting left or going back to his former allies in the far right party to form a new government for more on this. I'm joined by tests should covets. UK Correspondent for Austria Profile magazine Tessa. Thank you for joining us and and welcome back to the show Were you surprised at all. I don't buy this results. I think everyone was surprised because the opinion polls before forty elections showed a better resort for prognosis for the far-right what happened I think in the last weeks before the elections was that the far-right Freedom Parthiv got involved. There were some revelations about expense scandals around the leadership and former former head of the party has gone and that further dampen their the the results so a combination of the bitter video scandal from May with these new revelations just kicked him off the chances to return to government as the logical partner that for Christian for Sebastian quote what's so we will see now in long probably difficult coalition negotiations if he indeed will to the Green Party as coalition nations partner. I want to come back to that expensive scandal you mentioned but you are right. The Green Party did surge which is quite curious here sort of square in the middle the People's Party the Conservative Party is the Social Democrats as well which is quite curious. The Conservative Party gained a lot of ground far right lost ground obviously because of of that scandal but with the performance of the Greens does that put into question where the former chancellor is going to look for a new partner in in his coalition while he's definitely the successful populist he managed to gain votes though his previous coalition was failed completely in renewing Australia sort of fear contract with the people in the future so they just had to resign after eighteen months and still he comes out as the one who is the staple prime minister that people trust again to form another government so that's the first thing so the second thing is that the Zeitgeist has changed a little bit in the last two years so the last elections refund on a tough immigration stands after the refugee crisis resulted in strong anxieties in the population this time we're sort of in the middle of Friday's for future a frenzy people thinking about the climate catastrophe more than about the the consequences of immigration could try to push the immigration a topic in all conversations or interviews during during the election campaign but in fact the resides in the success of the green pod shows that the younger voters want something else than the constant immigration debate so they turn to the Green Party and a lot of people in the middle of the society also thought that they wanted some kind of the more open minded and more progressive stance on questions like immigration European Union and end climate and those people voted either green or for this small Liberal Party which was also quite successful. Do we have any indication of which way ah the former chancellor is leaning here for his Coalition Party as he say sort of it is a popular thing now more people are thinking about the climate obviously climate change rather more people voted voted green so he's quite young guy as well not only in age but in his political experience so may he be more curious to to shift left in in building and continuing to grow on his popularity he might and this is a big test now for him as a politician because he was very quickly quickly turning to become one of these right wing populace strongmen tough on immigration and constantly talking about political Islam. I am in how to sort of restrictor these influences in Australian in his Austrian homeland and artists sixty. You know the rhetoric from other other right wing politicians in Europe to now. He has the chance to move back to the middle and do a coalition with the Green Party ideologically. Lee I think this will be quite difficult for him because he has always said that he felt comfortable in the coalition with defy red because they shared a lot of his reform plans and also this anti immigration stance now we will see what he will do and it will be a a very big test also for the Green party because they are much more progressive much more welcoming to immigration much more open minded and in then Sebastian could so for them to go into coalition is quite dangerous too but it's now the moment where Australia has decided and where the Green Party ends passive quits mainly mainly those two have to decide if they want to prevent the fire to come back from into government or not and we will probably see this by the end of the year beginning of next year only the results so the next week will be quite interesting Tessa. Thank you so much for this just fits their

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Austria Election: Sebastian Kurz Poised To Regain Power

Hugh Hewitt

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Austria Election: Sebastian Kurz Poised To Regain Power

"Chancellor Sebastian cursed poised for a return to power after his conservative people's party won a snap election Sunday Mr could said he trying to form a government that works for Austria the shape of the next coalition is by no means clear Mister Kurtz could try to renew his alliance with the freedom posse but often the big losses for the far right that could be unstable another option for Mr Kutz could be a PAC to the resurgent greens possibly with the support from the liberal nanos which would be a first in Austria. coalition negotiations are expected to be long and complicated. elections when call the following the collapse of his government with the far right Freedom Party in may coaches party was expected to get thirty seven point one percent of the vote in parliamentary elections a gain of five point seven percent compared with two thousand

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Exit poll in Austria released by public broadcaster says ex-Chancellor Kurz leading snap election, far right slumps

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Exit poll in Austria released by public broadcaster says ex-Chancellor Kurz leading snap election, far right slumps

"Voters in Austria are electing new leaders today for months after a cash for contracts scandal right down the previous government Joanna could kisses reports the conservative people's party is expected to come in first in today's election and its leader thirty three year old Sebastian courts will likely return as chancellor courts could also team up with the far right Freedom Party which blew up his government in may yeah yeah yeah. the steam video emerged showing former leader and vice chancellor Heinz Christian Straka offering contracts in exchange for financial support to a woman posing as a rich Russian with ties to the Kremlin yet the Freedom Party hasn't lost much support and political scientist right hard high Nish says the very good in opposition ever used opposition courts is also considering partnering with the leftist

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"M. T. you're listening to weekend on the BBC world service with me Celia Hatton polls have just opened in Austria around six point four million voters will be choosing a chancellor after the incumbents Sebastian Kurz very useful thirty three year old with a slick hair cut was ousted along with his coalition partners following a scandal Bethany bell is in Vienna with us now Bethany remind us how we got to this point to the I beat the gate scandal. the I. B. C. gate scandal am I merged in may see full my head of the junior coalition partner in government back then the far right Freedom policies thanks Christian Schlosser was cool secretly films on video in a villa in the visa promising a woman who was pretending to be the niece of a Russian oligarch lucrative government contracts this video was leaked to to to German newspapers and as a result of that scandal Mr stuff has stepped down as a consequence the coalition with Sebastian quits his Conservative Party fell apart and then Mr Kutz himself lost a vote of no confidence in parliament at and you elections were cold and in the meantime all street has been ruled by a technocrats caretaker government led to by Austria's first female chancellor brigade to be aligned who's the uniform of president of Austria's highest quote end is Sebastian courts he's running again what are his chances. he's he's helping them to you come at charts rebel street again against him running the social Democrats the center left social Democrats the far right Freedom Party under then you need to know but tool for the greens and stunned the small liberal neo posse now the question is. Austria will have to have it we we think another coalition government after these elections will that be a renewal all of Z. alliance between the conservatives in the far right Freedom Party will that be an alliance with the social Democrats who would it possibly be a three way pact between say the conservatives the greens and the liberal mail is very much will depend on how the Austrians that today Kurtz his has himself has warned that that left leaning part parties could gain more votes than predicted and could band together to form a coalition without him do you think that's likely. it's a possibility usually what happens is that when the rich the voting is at an end the president of Austria will give the leader of the strong this policy a mandate to enter coalition talks with all the different policies and then the Randy will will begin and said coalition talks in ostrich additionally take quite a long time and this time it could be even longer than ever but we wait to see how people vote today. how do voters feel about turning out for another election is there any enthusiasm. I also have a loss of elections in the last two three years and this of course was an early election the last general election was back in two thousand seventeen and I think and it's one of the interesting things has been help people who viewed the the cats take a technocrat government said another it has had quite good ratings in the opinion polls people feel that it's done a good job that it's helpful XIV that ring you trust in government after all the stormy period but of course the caretaker government hasn't tackled some of the most at this ical decisions and facing Austria at the moment it's it's put into place a number of things that to the Austrians felt needed to be done but then of course everyone recognizes that set the political parties will of course come back thank you that was Bethany bell speaking from Vienna. police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who are marking five years since the start of what became known as the umbrella movement it was a campaign of civil disobedience and protest in the.

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The home of the former vice chancellor of Austria has been rated in a corruption probe Hines Cristian Straka's house was searched as possible bribery investigation into the appointment of a party official two high ranking position at casinos Austria the rate was not related to the so called deflategate scandal in which Straka was secretly filmed on the Spanish island offering government contracts with fake Russian investor in return he supposedly wanted the investor to buy an Austrian newspaper and use it to promote his policy in the twenty seventeen elections the incident led to Straka stepping down as vice chancellor and leader of the far right Freedom Party a Swedish court has convicted American rap a sap rookie of the souls for a street fight install chrome the court issued a suspended sentence to the musician whose real name is rocky may as two members of his entourage were handed a similar verdict the thirty year old artist had pleaded not guilty and claimed he acted in self defense during the altercation with two men in June prosecutors asked for up to six months in prison for a several key the case gained notoriety after US president Donald Trump publicly lobbied stop home to release the rapper the Swedish authorities rebuke trump saying they could not interfere with the country's justice system and finally one of Europe's smallest countries celebrated its three hundredth birthday this week Lichtenstein lines between Austria and Switzerland and is just a hundred and sixty square kilometers.

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Here & Now

"We're, we're not ready to do it then a couple of weeks ago when we had a couple of incidents. He said, call me, you know, he gave out his phone numbers at call me imagine you're in a relationship a business relationship, a family relationship. Integration ship, and you have a commitment with someone. And that's the person walks out on the commitment and not only walks out insults. You threatens you hurt. You threatens your allies and tries to steal all the money out of your Bank account, and then they say, call me come for dinner. Yeah. I mean, do you think the United States, the President Trump wants a military confrontation with the rum? I don't think the president has a strategic bone in his body. And so I think they're days when he said, no, I don't wanna get tangled up in a war in the Middle East, and then they're going to be other days when he says, I need to hit back. I just, I there's nothing in this presidencies that suggested me through curvier that suggests strategy. I think he's all season himself a counterpuncher it goes with the gut. I don't think he has a plan. I think there are other people in the administration who have a plan, you know, the national security adviser, and the secretary of state have called for regime change in the past. So I think you know. Anything could happen on any given day. And, but the general trend is towards accidental or intentional war in, you know this part of the world, very well on the chances of this happening happening accidentally some kind of confrontation. Well, what happens is something happens. And then each side feels compelled to respond to save face or each side feels well if I take it up a notch the other side will back down and some ways President Trump sort of encourage the Iranians to have that view because when this whole thing went down again two weeks ago, he sort of caved, sorta rushed to say, oh, I want to talk. I wanna talk well what did the how do they think about that? They probably thought any of this guy's a softy, and then they do something, and then you're off to the races. So that's why it's so dangerous Jamal's here. Now security analysts with the security studies program at MIT. Nice to have you here. Good to be with you to Europe now where the rise of populism is changing the political landscape across the continent, most far right? Parties are still minor player. In policymaking, but that is not the case in Austria, the far right freedom. Party shared power with conservatives until a scandal brought down the government last month as Joanna kakissis reports. The party is still popular and could make a comeback. When the government smell last month some of the loudest cheers at a celebration in Vienna. Came from Carlita coats on who's part of a group called granny's against the right. We are all older women, and we all experienced different time, an open society. She says that open society changed in late twenty seventeen. When the conservatives invited the far right Freedom Party into government. This gave licensed hateful values radicalism, and antisemitism and racist society in general. It's all moved more to the right and even more to the extreme rides. She leads the crowd in a song about granny's fighting wolves the war is not won. She worries the far right will return after elections. This September despite a recent scandal involving former Freedom Party leader Heinz, Christian Straka. He was forced to resign vice chancellor last month after a twenty seventeen video of him on a Spanish island surfaced. In the video, he seems to be making Lucy deals with a Russian woman, hosing is the niece of an oligarch close to the Kremlin. The tape was a trap and it brought down the government, the scandal shook up the Freedom Party's leadership, but not its affinity for Russia at the nineteen th century era imperial cafe longtime party member Johan is Hubner explains. The worldview, who's an interest to have a balanced worldwide network of allies to be a US colony. The thing is in Europe. There is overwhelming US influence through NATO through the control of the financial system through the media's sued.

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Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

02:55 min | 1 year ago

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"Between growth and value because I know that we've talked about this before I think, is it gross that you favor. But I was looking at this morning that suggestion value is pretty cheap on some measures, where do you come down that in this debate? Yeah. Definitely are my beak gross fund of we've been there for, for many years until his ideas at low interest rates, and kind of scares economic growth will definitely leak it awards were those stocks and that has been a trend for over a decade. Yes. Value, stocks are directed that has not helped very much. So we expect the gross looks to continue performing strongly. What would brags this very long term trend? I think substantially higher interest rates. That's what you need to see to for stocks to start rallying. It's coming. At the current state. So I think rose, folks still lots of room to contain. All right. Maria, thanks very much for your time this morning on TV both on TV and on radio Maria fight Montas senior multi-asset strategist at State Street. Now, the latest in global news, his that, Sandra Kilhof. Good morning, Anna at least nineteen people injured after a man wielding two knives attack degree boycotting the bus stop outside Tuncay legs, Brian founder reports thirteen of the victims were schoolgirls at a nearby Catholic school, a thirty nine year old man and a sixth grade girl died from their wounds and the suspect died after slashing his own neck, although Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. It has had a series of high profile killings, including in knife attacks in Tokyo grind Fowler. Bloomberg daybreak Europe. Alstead Australian challenge. The best inputs has started his campaign to return to power. The Australian leader also became the show. Serving his strange coalition pumped listen, the nationalist Freedom Party, but devote to this miss him. An interim administration will be named in the coming week before snap elections that you to yield says he's confident will back him in September. He listed the priorities for his rightist league Ponti and insisted he won't let European Union rules stand in his way his promise of a flat tax reviewing the blocks, limits on debt and deficits is likely to trigger a new clash with Brussels soon in Rome for name, Bloomberg daybreak Europe and apologies. I did miss the introduction to that voice. It was about Matteo Salvini, who is wasted. No time in setting. He's controlled Italy's populist coalition. We had Bloomberg John filleting reporting on the election. Full out in Italy. Meanwhile, severe weather is due to continue across the central US and made west this week storms and flooding have three havoc on the area with another tornado killing two people in Oklahoma over the weekend. Governor Kevin stood says it's unbelievable that anybody could

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Austrian Parliament ousts the government of Sebastian Kurz

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Austrian Parliament ousts the government of Sebastian Kurz

"Europe. Alstead Australian challenge. The best inputs has started his campaign to return to power. The Australian leader also became the show. Serving his strange coalition pumped listen, the nationalist Freedom Party, but devote to this miss him. An interim administration will be named in the coming week before snap elections that you to yield says he's confident will back him in

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 Austrian president dismisses Kurz govt, seeks interim leader

1A with Joshua Johnson

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Austrian president dismisses Kurz govt, seeks interim leader

"The Austrian chancellor Sebastian cores has been ousted from office after a scandal involving his former coalition partners and Norris. Kevin reports that country's president will choose an interim leader to serve until a snap election can be held later this year, ten days ago is the best in courts abruptly ended his governing coalition with Austria's forage Freedom Party after its highest ranking member vice-chancellor Heintz. Tuukka was featured an undercover? Video appearing to offer public contracts to Russian oligarch in exchange for political support Mr. cords who at thirty two was the world's youngest head of state also called for a snap election in September, but despite a strong showing in the elections for his party. Mister Coors has now become the first chancellor post where Austrian history to lose a confidence vote in a Facebook post, Mr. cores accused his former coalition partners of playing a game of revenge added that it would be up to the people to decide his fate by voting and

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Austrian government falls after corruption scandal

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Austrian government falls after corruption scandal

"O'neil Austria's government has been ousted from power over a secret video and alleged ties with Russia Austria's chancellor, and conservative People's Party leader Sebastian Kurz has lost a no confidence vote in parliament. The defeat comes in the wake of damning revelations about his government coalition ally Heinz Christian draw. Hey, who resigned earlier this month? Secretly filmed promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be a wealthy Russian in exchange for financial support for his far-right Freedom Party. The tape was filmed two years ago in Spain in one appears to have been a setup against

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on KCRW

"Meanwhile, Renault is popular in Europe and Russia, mostly with smaller vehicles. Mark Wakefield global auto consultants at Alex partner's says merger talks like this are being driven by the need to make some big investments, all these new trends coming into automotive profitable yet, but that everyone believes are the future, combining forces, let's carmakers split the cost of investing in electric cars, atonomy, and new business models like shared cars, Renault's board of directors says it is considering the proposed merger Camille domino, Ascii, NPR, news Austrian chance. Lers Sebastian Kurz, and his centre-right government have been forced from office. He broke up his coalition with the far-right Freedom Party last week after its leader was caught in a covert video sting, that suggested he was open to corruption, the BBC's Bethany bell reports from Vienna. Jeff days off to the best in cuts can take a government was sworn into office. It's lost vote of no confidence. The motion was brought in by the opposition, social Democrats, and was also supported by the far-right Freedom Party which until loft week with Mr. Kurtz, his coalition partner. Australia's president unac- Sunda funded Belen must now appoint a chance for the Tacoma government that can hold until the next national election, which is expected to take place in September. The BBC's Bethany bell President Trump became the first world leader to meet with Japan's new emperor on a trip filled with ceremony, the president told reporters that US Japan relations are rock-solid, the essence of our pro. Coach is peace through Skype and this is a strong alliance. Indeed, the US panel lions is steadfast and ironclad. The president disagreed with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Ave about recent short range North Korean missile tests. Trump saying he was not troubled by them. Japan's obey calling the tests, a matter of quote, great regret. This is NPR support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Neum offering a personalized weight loss program that uses psychology small goals and technology designed to help people change habits and keep the weight off for good at Neum.

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What does the Freedom party scandal mean for Austria?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

07:49 min | 1 year ago

What does the Freedom party scandal mean for Austria?

"Earlier this week, a video was released, which showed Australia's vice-chancellor conducting an unwisely amenable conversation with someone claiming to be connected to Russian money in the video shot on either in two thousand seventeen Heinz Christians rocker of the ultra-conservative Freedom Party appeared to be offering government contracts for political favors. He has now resigned and the Freedom Party has quit the government plunging Austrian politics into crisis. It is an extremely we'd scandal. Indeed verging on inexplicable, if you are a remotely sensible politician is only one rational response to any suggestion by anyone with a Russian accent, that quantity, rubles might be on offer in return for certain surreptitious services rendered that one sensible response. Is this stand up? Thank them for the drink and declared as loudly. And as clearly as possible in the direction of any lamp shades handbags that might be secrete. Eating cameras that you are. Absolutely not interested. Not now not ever. Not for the first time angry. Populists have demonstrated themselves temperamentally unsuited to actual governance. Can Austria's chancellor Sebastian Kurz survive this and seeing as how he brought these dubious far-right Yahoos into power does he deserve to this is the foreign desk? He tried to distance himself from this a little bit, and tried to portray himself as having been sort of transformed, but that infect was not completely true and could took one and a half years. Now to say that this is really enough. And he didn't do this. I mean this video just showed too much of the moon face of his coalition partners. You don't have to take very far to understand that Russian money per meets European politics in a really big way. Loads of Russian money makes its way into European parties through think tanks through various kind of campaign. Pledges. There is a huge problem post himself as somebody who suffered who week demised himself for the nation for the country. But this is sorry to say nonsense, because it was him who built this collision, it was also him who would have had so many possibilities and options to say something nobody told him to suffer. You're listening to the foreign desk with me, Andrew Miller on today's show. We'll take a detailed look at the scandal, which has both up ended and bewildered. Australian politics and ask, if there is a lesson here for voters elsewhere, in Europe, considering supporting populist outsiders, like, for example, don't but I currently of Monaco's correspondent in Vienna outlines what has become known as I beat the gate. It's hard to convey to the outside world, the extent to which the scandal has gripped the Australian imagination everyone who was talking about it in every cafe in every home up enough to guess drinking video was, he comes Alexandrian, a quarter of the population watch that historic speech by chancellor Sebastian courts last Saturday. The one where he said that enough was enough skin. Skin is and that was in the same night as Eurovision and in the spirit of vision. The scandal has given a new lease of life to this nine thousand nine hundred nine hit song by the she adults group, Bengals gets cold. We're going to be, so it's at the top of the charts in Australia. Why? Well. Because of course it was on that Spanish on that the secret video was recorded. Seriously, though, the video came as a complete bombshell, but the fact that it was the Freedom Party, the FBI mass down. So spectacularly was actually not that surprising until compared to if the social Democrats and the conservatives have long very long tradition on their values on their ideology on their programmatic basis, and this is quite different to f f is a party that opposes and not creates. And this is one answer why they always fail by themselves, did Luke was a spokesperson for the former conservative chancellor, Vulcan Schuessel, who also led a coalition government with the F the in the early two thousands. She was that, when that government collapsed would say their challenge is not being. A responsible party who governs? It's more being a party of the opposition. And this is a different role and blow up. It was their own failure. It was not the failure by others. Nobody would think about having another if a if a coalition for the next future. So I think they really knocked out themselves. Is in trouble then. So is the of a pay the conservatives, but things could go either way for them. It all depends on whether their leader chancellor courts survives the no confidence vote on Monday courses being under five using the fat his own ends, and Fulmer coalition with the F the fest place. His public statements have the past week. Have also come in for some criticism. He post himself as somebody who, who suffered two week demise himself for the nation for the country. But this is I'm sorry to say nonsense, because it was him who built this nation it was him. Baba taught is reporter working for the Viennese weekly defaulter, the only Australian publication that was given access to this talk video before it was released. She's written a biography of court since she's been watching his behavior in the public's reaction stood closely Ostrom people. They're beginning to scrutinize in to deconstruct would he's doing because. It's, it's easy now to see. I'm the anchor and I will guarantee stability, but people are beginning to ask, who's he takes responsibility for this crisis, and that's him. So it's going to be not so easy for him to have the same run during the election. Like trees Sebastian codes loses the no confidence vote on Monday. He'll remain the most popular politician in the country. But what does all this mean for the? All the all fall ride going to slip from political infamy into political obscurity. Alost word from baba told no Mike, my answer would be no. Because we believe experienced the end of the F in the beginning of two thousand to two thousand three some thought, it's the end in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s so I would be very careful to say. It's the end let's, let's remember, do not Trump during his campaign when this recording. When pop Nick, where he talked about what he does with women, and everybody was shock. Then everybody thought this is going to be the end of Donald Trump. And he was he was elected. Similar to this. I think it can even help to mobilize Motus, who will see the effects, the something.

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on FT World Weekly

FT World Weekly

11:40 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on FT World Weekly

"The financial times, as new headquarters in Bracken house, I'm getting in Rachman, and today, we're discussing Austria, where the governing coalition has just collapsed after the far-right Freedom Party were discredited by a sting operation by journalists apparently that showed them apparently open to corruption and to Russian influence. Joining me to discuss on. This is European editor, Ben who'll here in the studio in London. And on the line from Vienna. Our correspondent there Sam Jones Ben festival. It's a slightly convoluted tale. Can you describe what happened? Yes. So Hunterston star who was deputy chancellor of Austria and leader of the far-right Freedom Party was filmed in a covert recording in a Spanish villa discussing illicit party donations in return for government contracts with a wealthy, Russian or woman proposing to be the niece of Russian oligarch. This video was filmed in two thousand seventeen. Before the parliamentary elections, so before he took power, and that doesn't seem to be any evidence that he ever followed through on these discussions, but it was clearly to bigger political scandal for him or for Sebastian Kurz, the chancellor, to ignore and was forced to resign as party leader. And as vice chancellor, so Sam you're in Vienna. I mean did this threaten the actual government itself? While is chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who is a sort of wonder kin of European politics, only thirty two years old and much praised in some circles up until now. How's he coping yet? It precipitated a full-on government crisis as soon as they moved to get rid of stock. He resigned there was then this question over the future of the rest of the year ministers in the cabinet of which, there are four and among the ministries, they control our defense, and the ministry of the interior, being particularly sensitive ones given the revelations in this video and so- Kurtz made clear eventually on some. Sunday that he would like the entire esta ministerial team to resign. And then they resisted him, and eventually, when he tried to get rid of Herbert kick, oh, the interior minister, the FBI resigned on mass and they've gone into opposition against the government and we still actually don't know whether Kurtz will be able to weather this crisis because there is a no confidence vote now scheduled against him on Monday. And so far, the social Democrats who have in their power to decide the outcome of that vote really of sort of wavered as to whether they will or they won't support Kurtz, the key question for them being that. There are the actual elections coming up in September. And those are the sort of prize, they need to focus on, really rather than getting distracted by this political crisis of the moment. So Ben, let's look at the wider European context because I'm an Australia's relatively small country. But this scandal has happened on the eve of the European parliamentary elections, in which the rise of the foul writer, which the Freedom Party. An important component is a big big theme. So how does this fit into the broader European picture will? It's obviously an embarrassment to the other far right? Parties who have teamed up with the Freedom Party, Matteo Salvini, the leader of the hard right league in Italy is orchestrating a new alliance of which the Freedom Party was going to be part. And so the question is, whether it rebounds in those various, national campaigns. Emmanuel Macron, France's certainly using it as a stick to beat marine Le Pen, the French follow right leader, but we'll have to see how it will pan out. I think the significant thing is that Sebastian cooks was blazing. A trail that many conservatives want to go down in Europe, which is shifting away from sort of consensual Centigram, politics, two more right wing, politics, where the center, right? People's parties of Europe, actually cooperate with hard-right parties and take European a more right wing direction. That's what courts was doing in Austria. And that's what quite a few of a nationalist forces, want to do on a European scale. And the fact that it blown up in Vienna. I think presages pretty badly for that kind of route to a more conservative European politics because Amancio, say courts was a bit of a hero. She some on the right in Germany, where I was last week, a lot of people, this is just before the scandal broke, what talking about him as offering a potential model for German politics, which had got sort of, as they saw it stuck in the sort of squishy center. Merckel not really a conservative, as they sort, and that maybe this could be a coach in future for Germany, but perhaps that looks less convincing. Now, I think he probably does. I think he probably has much of the time that he's being chancellor. He has been a bit of a hero for conservatives in Germany, who are fed up with Angela Merkel's centrism and still can't forgive her for opening German doors to the migrant influx in two thousand fifteen in two thousand sixteen and I think he's not just considered in Germany conserved his. In france. Conservatives in Spain who feel that cooks may be had the answer to an insurgent far right? Which is you move onto some of their territory, you may be cooperate with them. But you contain them that way electorally now to a degree that is what happened in Australia in the sense that courts and his People's Party all pretty popular. And they have managed to stop the Freedom Party from overtaking them. But many would argue well what cost essentially, he enabled the Freedom Party to come into power and to do things, which normal center, right parties, wouldn't do vilifying, Muslim, immigrants and infiltrating the security services. So there was a price to pay and the question for courts is whether that damages him politically, and Sam, I mean, this whole question of Russian influences a fascinating, one isn't it because I mean it should be noted that the people that Straka was interviewed with were not actually representing Russian interests. It was a sting and. Yet via generally in this current government has become a source of more welcoming port for Putin's Russia, which is looking for ways of breaking the European Union and Bogo on them. Yeah, I mean, there's sort of two elements to this really one is the story of the F, and the Freedom Party that is, and their particular embrace of Russia, which has been a project is being an intrinsic part of their modernisation, if you like they're sort of turnaround from being a quite traditional if you like nasty Nazi party into a more outward-looking open looking far right? Populist party, which is a good undistracted, and that fifteen year project right from the get-go involved relations with Russia. And of course, the timing worked that because it was around the mid-2000s that Putin began his own turned toward social conservatism in Russian politics to shore up his own political base. So the ideological currents they're made sense. That, that link should develop. But really, since then there's been this infused Jassem to put it mildly for all things Russia, and Russian policy. And it's not just the F, B, O main party. But also all of these organizations the student societies, the youth movements that are connected with them that have mushroomed in Vienna and made the city, a real hub for Russian influence in Europe. The second part to this question, though, is actually the much longer standing historical connections between Austria, and the Austrian state and Russia, because the unsaid part of this story is that actually the Russian government still has excellent contacts. If not better contacts between longstanding senior figures in the Kremlin and mainstream Australian parties and every Australian government of the past fifty or so years, has been very careful to cultivate relations with Russia and for the Russians as well their relationship with the FBI is really just one of convenience. I think based on the fact that the F B owes becoming. This major political force in Australia, and therefore, they needed contact with them. But they've been quite careful the Russians one of the open questions about this struck a video was. Why was then no money previously. That had actually come from Russia. Why was struck her having to accept this money from this as Russian in less? He didn't have money material support from Russia analysts we've spoken to here, sort of seemed to suggest will that portrays the reality of the situation that the has this ideological bond, but not really much of a substantive bond with Russia. And actually, the substantial connections are still with the mainstream Australian parties and Ben. I'm going back to the pan-european side of it, of course, this question of sympathy for Russia is a bit of a theme that runs through all of the resurgent far-right from Salvini league in this lead FDA and Germany lapenne in France. In a way, I suppose for those who grew up in the Cold War was sort of the right as the titular. Urging to Russia. It's an interesting change, isn't it it is. Although would say clearly Vladimir Putin and his style of government and his disparaging of a decadent west sort of fits in with a lot of the far-right narrative, and also autocratic ruler who is not constrained by political correctness or constitutional niceties. The one thing though, is that it doesn't unite all of the nationalist ultra conservative movements in Europe at all. In fact, it's quite a big fault line running through them. And it's why ultimately Poland's law and Justice party will not join with Salvini instructor and lapenne because they distrust Russia, too much. And their view is also echoed, I think, by this Weeden Democrats and possibly some of the other Nordic countries. So I think it's the one reason why you will not have one super far right nationalist party in Europe because of differences over this question. And finally, Sam we've spoken about the way in which the coulds brand. If you like has been damaged perhaps temp. Early in the rest of Europe. Does he still though seem to be likely to be in command of Austrian politics? I mean, how people reading this envenom it's been a tumultuous couple of days where just two days ago. For example, the social Democrats seem to be saying they were going to support the no confidence vote, and then the peo- like they might be supported in that which would have been enough to get rid of Kurtz. But I think he will maintain his grip on the chancellery. I mean for one thing in all of the press, conferences, he has given his performance has been a sort of model of command and authority and control and is very much trying to play the statesman card. He has been helped an awful lot in that by Australia's president Alexander van der Bellen who's a much older figure, but also somebody from a liberal background, who is therefore able to bring along a lot of the center ground in Austria with him. And because he's been working with Kurtz over the past few days. I think that's been the crucial element. That's allowed Kurtz, too. Maintain his credibility, assuming he survives Mondays no confidence vote, which I think he probably will, but could be famous last words, then, of course, we then have a number of months until the September election. And I don't think anyone in that time is going to be seeking to bring down the government because it will be too bad for the campaigning because it will allow Kurtz who still is a member of the largest and most Popular Party in Austria, and still has extremely strong, personal opinion polling ratings. It will allow him to portray himself as the candidate stability and his opponents as those who are seeking to destabilize the Austrian state. Okay. Well, it sounds like we haven't heard the last of item is to cuts all the F B O, but we'll leave it there for now. Thank you very much indeed, to Sam Jones in Vienna to Ben who here in the studio in London..

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"He will see in this kind of handling that crisis reasonably. Well, what do you think has been the journey that the French electorate have been on since then with him when he didn't do that bad? I mean, if you compare with a few months ago, the yell of protests now is declining definitely. I mean, there are still those demonstration on Saturday, but they are less, and less relevant because less and less people take ball because my manage to give some answer to, to some of their request would this big national debates. Let's say now there is it's kind of a phase of a bit of uncertainty. I mean, everything seems to be moved quiet. But still again since this European vote will be an opportunity to express something. Then maybe you will realize that the problems are not resolved but so far. It's a the demonstration less. The violence is over. So somehow he managed to, to cool down the situation and to, to, to install some, some car, which was not the case since five five months looking beyond these European elections to win alternately. There's another presidential election. France g thank manual Macron is going to be a one term president. A certainly very much hoped to be a Twitter and president. And this is clear with the strategy with the in this election. Like for him the next step is also what happens with for the next election. And the sudden is a strategy of fame, like thinking of, what happens next and next being being a presence or flaws Peterman of Azules fronts, press. Thank you very much for joining us. Here's what else we're keeping an eye on on today's low blessed. Six people have died and two hundred injured in riots in Jakarta. Dozens were arrested during violence, which broke out following official confirmation that president Joko Widodo had been reelected, his opponent pro-serbian nto, alleged cheating, but independent observers said that the Indonesian election was fair. The Australian chancellor Sebastian Kurz will nominate a caretaker government today following the collapse of his coalition with the far-right Freedom Party, it's leader was caught on video. Arranging to trade public contracts for favors with a woman pretending to be a Russian oligarch court is called a snap election. But it could be replaced as chancellor, as soon as Monday when face a no confidence vote in parliament. So of the world's biggest shoe Browns have written to Donald Trump asking him to end his trade war with China Nike converse. And Dr Martin are among one hundred seventy three companies, which said the effect and console. Would be catastrophic and disproportionately affect those on lower incomes. This is the globalist. Stay tuned. Seven eleven in London, where Theresa May has given MP's what she described as one last chance to get Brexit done. But has it come to lace while she prepares for her fourth and probably final vote on the withdrawal agreements, this time the prime minister surprised or critics and opponents by telling MP's that if they backer, this time around, then they'll also get the chance to vote on holding a second referendum or Terry. St. ni is a political journalist joins me now to Amazon is just how significant this is Terry. Eight is very significant. I think probably not in the way that Theresa May would have wanted. She has in the speech yesterday offered what she called a ten point plan setting out all the compromises that she wanted to make over the withdrawal agreement, including as you say partly a compromise on temporary. Customs union, which is something that labor wanted talking about things like work because. Riots environmental protection trying to change things on the Northern Irish backstop. And then this possibility of parliament deciding whether to have a vote on the second referendum..

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KQED Radio

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Layout in assessing to time line as you can. But how do we get from this one, scandalous video to now? Five government officials haven't vacate their posts. Wow. Well, this has been one of the most exciting weekends early weeks in Austria. I think in its postwar history on Friday night, as everyone's heading home from work, all of a sudden, the social media networks, every renting with news, a news of a leaked video of the vice chancellor of Austria, Hines Christians have the far-right Freedom Party and his young protege in a villa any beats drunk, it'd be being the Spanish island where this video was filmed. Exactly just blathering on and on to a Russian woman, who they believed was the niece of a prominent Russian oligarch, and I'll just insert here that I have not had the opportunity to verify exactly what is being documented on this video. But what it has done is resolve of these questions in Austria about the extent of Russian influence in Australian politics. Is that right? Absolutely. And I mean it's funny because these are actually fake Russians. This is these are not necessarily people that were sent from the Kremlin we. Don't really know the providence of the video, some people believe it's an activist collective other people are speculating that some secret services of various countries were involved. But the most important thing to say is that vice chancellor struck. It hasn't denied any of the assertion, right. Well, let me ensured a practical question here. Where does this leave the government of Austria whose church today? Oh my goodness crisis keeps deepening by the day yesterday. Some of the parties called for a vote of no confidence. The chancellor Sebastian courts was hoping that he could get rid of interior minister kinkle, who has also been the center of several scandals himself during the course of the eighteen months that they've been government. The other ministers of transport defense and labor said, we're gonna leave too, so you're describing all sorts of behind closed doors. Machinations going on here, but bottom line. Australia prepares to go to bed tonight. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is still in. Charge of the government, but he doesn't have much of a government now that his coalition has fallen apart. Exactly, how is this playing as you're out in about interviewing people on the streets of Vienna? Well in Vienna. People are extremely concerned, although Vienna has a very long history as a social democratic city. It's known in fact as red Vienna. But, you know, the first poll since the scandal came out yesterday and the Freedom Party lost a four to five percent, but they're still pulling it eighteen percent. So their core supporters remain, loyal and support their anti immigrant anti Jimmy t agenda in this all anybody's talking about. Oh my goodness. You can't avoid it. I mean the cafe on the ground floor of my apartment building has painted up on its windows. We're going to be everyone's moved on from the shock to the speculation of the providence of the video, and the question of whether or not then vote of emotional confidence will go through Valerie Hopkins of the financial times speaking with us from. Vienna. Thanks so much. Thank you very much for having me, the investigation into the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka has now spread to neighboring, India the suspected mastermind those attacks had spent time there. Authorities are looking at whether the region could become a new front for global jihad and bears. Lauren Freyer reports from southern India, where she met families of some ISIS recruits, these are the photos. How old is she say exceedances been to some reefs through old photos of her daughter's dance recitals as a girl? She was booking. She studied to be a dentist then three years ago she converted to Islam and moved to Afghanistan. Authorities say she joined ISIS for a while, she still sent her mother voice messages. Channel get. Yeah. Hi. Yeah. My Granddad that all the way from. Yeah. Being do smiles at a recording of the granddaughter. She's never met and wonders if she ever will six months ago, her daughter's phone line went silent. This is where been do's daughter came away to dental school, and was she and her husband fellow convert to calm are believed to have been radicalized the northern part of India's..

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on KCRW

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05:17 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on KCRW

"Brought to you by brilliant earth rights, five thirty five. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and Mary Louise Kelley the government of Austria is in chaos. It started with a leaked video that appears to show, the country's vice chancellor promising government contracts to a Russian woman in exchange. He would buy stakes in an Austrian newspaper and use it to support the vice chancellor's party. That party would be the far right freedom. Party founded by former Nazis after World War Two until today, it was part of Austria's ruling coalition now. The vice chancellor is out, and so are all the other Freedom Party ministers. I'll tell us more about what this means for Austria. And for Europe, we're joined from Vienna by Valerie Hopkins of the financial times. Hey valerie. Hi, thanks for having me. Glad to have you with us. So layout in assessing to time line as you can. But how did we get from this one, scandalous video to now? Five government officials having to vacate their pros. Wow. Well, this has been one of the most exciting weekends and early weeks in Austria, I think, in its postwar history on Friday night, as everyone's heading home from work, all of a sudden, the social media networks, every renting with news, a news of a leaked video of the vice chancellor, of Austria Heinz, Christian have the far-right Freedom Party and his young, protege in villa, any beats drunk visa being the Spanish island where this video was filmed. Exactly. Just blathering on and on to a Russian woman, who they believed was the niece of a prominent Russian oligarch, and I'll just insert here that I have not had the opportunity to verify exactly what is being documented on this video. But what it has done is raise all these questions in Austria about the extent of Russian influence in Australian politics that, right? Absolutely. And I mean it's funny because these are actually fake Russians. This is these are not necessarily people that were sent from the Kremlin we. Don't really know the providence of the video, some people believe it's an activist collective other people are speculating that some secret services of various countries were involved. But the most important thing to say is that vice chancellor struck. It hasn't denied any of the assertion, right. Well, let me insert a practical question here, we're does this leave the government of Austria whose church today? Oh my goodness. The crisis keeps deepening by the day yesterday. Some of the parties called for a vote of no confidence. The chancellor Sebastian courts was hoping that he could get rid of interior minister kinkle, who has also been the center of several scandals himself during the course of the eighteen months that they've been a government, the other ministers of transport defense and labor said, we're gonna leave too, so you're describing all sorts of the behind closed doors machinations going on here, but bottom line, Australia prepares to go to bed tonight. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is still in. Charge of the government, but he doesn't have much of a government now that his coalition has fallen apart. Exactly, how is this playing as you're out, and about interviewing people on the streets of Vienna? Well in Vienna. People are extremely concerned, although Vienna has a very long history as a social democratic city. It's known in fact as red Vienna. But, you know, the first poll since the scandal came out yesterday and the Freedom Party lost a four to five percent, but they're still pulling at eighteen percent. So their core supporters remained, loyal and support their anti immigrant anti LGBT agenda in this all anybody's talking about. Oh my goodness. You can't avoid it. I mean the cafe on the ground floor of my apartment building has painted up on its windows. We're going to be everyone's moved on from the shock to the speculation of the providence of the video, and the question of whether or not the vote of an emotional confidence will go through Valerie Hopkins of the financial times speaking with us from. Vienna. Thanks so much. Thank you very much for having me, the investigation into the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka has now spread to neighboring, India, the suspected mastermind of those attacks had spent time there. Authorities are looking at whether the region could become a new front for global jihad. NPR's Lauren Freyer reports from southern India, where she met families of some ISIS recruits, these are the photos, how did she say senior into some reefs through old photos of her daughter's dance recitals as a girl? She was booking. She studied to be a dentist then three years ago she converted to Islam and moved to Afghanistan. Authorities say she joined ISIS for a while, she still sent her mother voice messages. Yeah, hi. Yeah. My all the way from Afghanistan. Yeah. Being do smiles at a recording of the granddaughter. She's never met and wonders if she ever will six months ago, her daughter's phone line went silent. This is where been daughter came away to dental school, and where she and her husband fellow convert to home are believed to have been radicalized the northern part of India's. Careless.

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Up on crowd. Science ninety six percent of all universe is made up of stuff. We can't see or explain given that the so much of it one listener autumn in. India want us, whether it might be inhabited within this material could dot life have evolved, Mony Chesterton, and this week, we return to the matter dark matter with a global panel of astrophysicists strap in for the limits of testable physics that's crowd science on the BBC World Service after the news. BBC news with David Austin, President Trump has declared his stance on abortion, after a number of US states paused, Heidi restrictive laws on the subject on Twitter. He described himself as pro life, but with three exceptions rape, incest, and protecting the life of the mother, the comments put him in opposition to Obama, which earlier this week, move to battle most all early terminations, even when report incest, involved, the people of Switzerland voting in a referendum to decide whether to tighten the country's gun laws to conform with EU regulations, the government is urging voters to support the changes. The Austrian chancellor Sebastian Coe's will discuss a timetable for snap election with the country's president later on Saturday. He ended his coalition with the far-right Freedom Party corruption allegations against its leader, Heinz, Christiane straw. Votes being cast in the seventh and final phase of India's elections. The prime minister Narendra Modi has urged people to turn out at record numbers. Saudi Arabia has called for our states to meet in mecca later this month to discuss heightened tensions in the Gulf. Its foreign minister told a news conference that Riyadh to north want war, but stood ready to respond if what he called the other side chose conflict. The British Prime Minister Theresa may says she intends to make a bolt offer to members of parliament in a final effort to get them to approve have Brexit plan next month. But some hard line Brexit is from her conservative party have already warned the plan is doomed in football. Vincent commpany, the captain of the English Premier League champions, Manchester City has announced that he's leaving the club in a statement on Facebook. He said the time had come his departure of, to what he described as an incredible season. Those stories from BBC news..

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Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Even into the nineteen fifties. This has something to do with not only the clothes audio logic relationship between all communist parties, but also because the Allston communist party was so weak that it was hardly possible for the Austrian communist party itself to survive without support from the outside. So very soon during the film's postal decade who the Austrian communists became even dependent financially upon Soviet support. During his stain Vienna. Stunning. Made the Quainton of prominent communists, Leon Trotsky and Nikolai Bihar. Pardon incidentally, helped him finish his book the national question. Both would perish during the stone. This terror of the nine hundred centers along with hundreds of thousands of other men and women. But even though stuns bloody record is now common knowledge. Few people in Australia seem to care about the plank. That's for a reason says, professor voice, Camilla, popular and cheered to what style and was much bitter in western Europe than it was in eastern Europe to certainly to do with the basic fact that these had been occupied by the radar me for a very long time for for decades, and they had really suffered all parts of Stalinist terro. This was not the case in western Europe in countries like France, and Italy, the communists were highly popular and that when ten in hand with a high reputation and prestige style in personally enjoyed in these countries as having been leader of a World War ally. And it was the case in this. Entry India early postwar time as well even. So there have been some attempts to get the plank removed most of them interestingly from the far-right Freedom Party. It did not respond to requests for an interview. But historian Lisa closer from the university of Bamberg has theories. It was more issue. Crabbing read memorials as opposed to Brown or Brown memorial to write in graduate orients. Our you know, let's wait. Some people some scholars that I talked to mostly talk off the record issue. Only me that they wanted to preserve this Redmond Boyle spent over four hundred systems, but it didn't have to win sterling as a person not as you know. It's so he pick fater so many things. You know, the plunk is still there on the wolves and building is it. Just a historical curiosity saying is it something that people should be concerned about is it something that should be remembered as something that should be raised. I think it is all of that last word from professor von Miller. It hasn't been debated enough. I think that much more discussion is needed about Stellan ISM and about also communist dictatorship in central Europe. This has happened at the doorstep of this country, and it has been very quickly forgotten. And if we look at discussions that are going on today within the European Union migration and other topics that are currently very intensely debated. And sometimes so some sort of a Cleveland between central Europe and western Europe, and in order to overcome this Cleveland, I think it would be good to talk and to discuss much more about stallion is meant these Doric memory. For Monaco and Vienna. I'm Alexei Corrado of. Thank you say and even listening to stories Monica twenty four production. Thanks Aleksei for that's remember to tune in every Thursday for.

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:58 min | 2 years ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"This is the latest in a series of coal stimulus. Big demonstrations against Australia ruling, rightwing conservative coalition held in Vienna. Lost weekend. Of the pulse. Twelve months these demonstrations have attracted tens of thousands of troops unhappy about whether through going. But it's smart the popular anger the two parties that make up the coalition of the conservative people spotty the pay and the far-right Freedom Party. The F do continue to ride high opinion polls. The government is performing quite well, I think most people are satisfied at least those who voted for them because both were voted because of their positions Tober migration. Mainly, and that's the promises. Stay can hold. So this is FM Segler managing director of the institute for impeccable social studies there was such open is Asian based in Vienna impression is that they've been more talk than action. You know, the promised a lot of things made a lot of plans. But actually, they haven't really delivered on much. Yes, that's true as an opinion. Pollster I think that a lot of people don't distinguish between things. Stay say. Thinks they do I think that's that's the reason why so many of them are satisfied. Even if some of the things that the promised like a text bonus for families, for example, which was promised, but which will be failed. I think in one or two years time. So I agree that if you count the things that really changed that's not so much. Even say there's been plenty of control of one of the government's fast decisions was to attend a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars causing a massive public backlash. Couple of weeks nights, interior minister used Nazi Temir -nology when they said that he won't infrastructure that would concentrate asylum-seekers in one place, and then there's the matter of oestrus friendship with Russia. Rhonda that relationship has always been quite strong. But this year it's been especially chummy much say Russian President, Vladimir Putin, even visited the wedding will tryst foreign minister. Of course, there has been growing attention to Australian politics because of the reentering the government and because of shooting star Sebastian could because of his age, mostly probably, but also because he's very professional in his political communication style. Monte committed by a political scientist at the university of Vienna. She says the government of chancellor courts is unlike any previous Australian administration. Australians have been very much annoyed with the past government between social Democrats and conservatives because they were fighting all the time internally, and this is something the new government really handles differently. So they have a lot of information control, and they are very good at managing to keep a unified front to the public and to the media and present themselves as allies with some differences, but still like able to find compromise. And that's also probably why let's say the public opinion is still very much in favor of this government. For the past six months, Austria has been held the rotating EU presidency with chancellor coats, trying haunt to portray himself as a mediator between Brussels and eastern Europe. But has he succeeded political scientists Monin committed again, the question is what do you like expect from a small country holding the presidency India's difficult times even holding the presidency doesn't make you that powerful. You are very much in the thick of things in the negotiation processes, but you are not able to push something really. One of the things that Austria, tried to do was to be an honest broker, especially on the migration issue and this probably failed because especially Germany, but also other Member States were with unhappy with how Australia handled affairs, and for example, the Australian withdrawal from the migration compact, wasn't helpful either. So what's next for Australia? The last time it had a right wing conservative coalition things did not end. Well, a last word from efforts said literature..

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Spending hundreds of billions of dollars at has helped me do one thing very importantly oil prices down. So that they're not going to one hundred and one hundred fifty dollars a barrel. Right now, we have oil prices in great shape. I'm not going to destroy the world economy. And I'm not going to destroy the economy for our country by being foolish with Saudi Arabia. Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said the president has submitted written answers to questions. From the special counsel investigating the two thousand sixteen election. Mr. Trump has called the investigation of witch hunt and as forcefully denied any collusion with Russia. Peter Bowes reports from Los Angeles. In a statement Rudy Giuliani says President Trump has provided unprecedented cooperation with the investigation. Led by Robert Mueller. He says questions brought by the special counsel raised serious constitutional issues and went beyond the scope over the Jason Lewis inquiry in an earlier interview with the Reuters news agency, Mr. Giuliani said the president had answered every question there was legitimately pre-election and focused on Russia. He added that Mr. Trump would not answer questions relating to events that occurred after he became president, the international police organization INTERPOL is to elect a new president on Wednesday with a Russian police general widely expected to win the vote. Alexander Procup shook is one of only two official candidates. His rival. List? The South Korean Kim Jong young who has the support of the United States and many European countries. Richard Calpine has the details. The votes taking place in Dubai where Interpol's general assembly is currently meeting with delegates more than one hundred ninety countries expected to cast their ballots Kremlin critics accused Russia of abusing interposed system of red notices a means by which people accused of crimes, but not living in their own country can be arrested and later extradited the critics say the Russian government has used this to target its opponents around the world. Police in Kenya. Say government of kidnapped Italianate worker. The twenty three year old was abducted when armed men attacked a trading center in the southeastern region five people, including two children were wounded the police are treating the incident as a terror attack. But if not confirmed with the Islamist group, Al Shabaab was responsible. This is the world news from the BBC South Korea has announced that it's closed down a Japanese funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves, the decision defectively ends a controversial deal signed in two thousand fifteen unabridged South Korea agreed not to take further action against Japan. The foundation has paid out almost four million dollars. But families of the so-called comfort women have never approved of the agreement. The Pentagon has said it's cost seventy two million dollars to deploy US forces to the border with Mexico in recent weeks to prevent illegal immigrants crossing the US secretary for homeland secure. Kirsten Nielsen has visited the additional fortifications as will. Grant reports the homeland security secretary appeared at the beach in San Diego's border field park to deliver. Another direct message to the migrants from the Trump administration. We are very serious. You will not get into our country illegally. Specifically, she was referring to the recent foot vacations of the border wall barbed wire fencing has been added by some of the nearly six thousand troops deployed to the border region. She followed up with a message for the media to who she said had constantly underplayed. The size of the caravan Muslim leaders in Australia say they will boycott a meeting with prime minister Scott Morrison after he told them they had to do more to prevent terror attacks in the country. The Australian Grand mufti said the comments implied collective responsibility for individual crimes. Mr. Morrison took to Twitter to accuse them of continuing down path of denial and Australia is hosting a conference on combating antisemitism and anti Zionism in Europe as the country marks the eightieth anniversary of its annexation to Nazi Germany. The austrian. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is open to propose ways that helps secure Jewish life in Europe. But his critics point out the views in coalition with the far-right Freedom Party whose. Members are often embroiled in nine neo-nazis kangols BBC news..

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:00 min | 2 years ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Bavarian sister party has denied a media report saying he would stand down from that role. Helen Seaney has the details. And this roundup of European news host Vejle fan. Who is also Germany's interior minister said the media report was a red herring. His ministry wrote on Twitter that none of the speculation or rumors on Hoffa's rollers party, chairman and interior minister could be confirmed. A spokesman for the whole I said he would make a statement about his future. After November, the twelve they hope for has long been a thorn in Chancellor Angela Merkel side and a robust critic of her twenty fifteen open doors, migrant policy. He's come under intense pressure to quit due to arguments within miracles ruling coalition and Paul regional election results in his native Bavaria for the Christian Social Union party that he leads. The Czech government will vote next week on a proposal to opt out of the United Nations migration agreement the global compact for migration was approved in July by all member nations except the United States, which was the first to say it would not join the pact Australia, Hungary, and Austria later announced they would withdraw critics say it mixes asylum seekers and economic migrants. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the treaty's commitment to ending illegal and dangerous immigration. Germany played a major role in the eighteen months in negotiations that led to the final draft of the deal. It's due to be signed next month in Morocco. A French military policeman was found dead in the garden of the country's prime minister this week following an apparent suicide. The officer was a member of the prestigious Republican God, which is part of the armed forces policing branch. He was discovered in uniform beside his firearm, some twenty John Dom have reportedly committed suicide so far this year and an additional twenty four police officers have killed themselves in France since January. Last month. Two hundred officers demonstrated in Paris accusing the authorities of failing to improve their working conditions officers working at the prime minister's residence have described a deep unease over working conditions and a general fatigue and overwork investigations have been launched into the allegations. And the death of the officer. A co leader of Germany's far-right AFDC party has admitted that some members who hold particularly extreme views have been persuaded to leave in recent weeks. This comes as the party seeks to avoid monitoring by the country's domestic intelligence agency in the past few days. An internal AFDC report has surfaced calling on its members to avoid using certain highly politically charged phrases such as foreign infiltration. And if necessary inversion the reporters lead to yet more calls from across the political spectrum for the party to be monitored. The European Central Bank has revoked the license of Motors pilot US Bank, the institution has been at the center of a corruption scandal exposed by murder journalist, Daphne Caruana, deletes YoM. She was killed last October after a bomb was planted under her calm. The journalists had written an investigative blogs that accused some of Motors most prominent figures of corruption right up to prime minister Joseph Muscat, Pilates Bank is the latest you Bank to come under scrutiny over alleged corrupt payments, exposing what critics called the blocks achilles heel, namely a lack of coordinated efforts to tackle fraud. And finally a federation representing more than one hundred and forty mosques in the Netherlands has called on Twitter to block the account of anti Islam populist builders the Turkish Islamic cultural federation says it will take legal action. If the platform fails to act villas is the leader of the far-right Freedom Party. He's staunch anti Islam views and derogatory statements about immigrants have long been controversial. The federation said some builders tweets breach the guidelines of the social media platform as well as laws in several countries, including Tunisia, Pakistan, Morocco and Indonesia in a tweet last year villagers called the prophet. Muhammad, a quote paedophile mass murderer terrorist a madman Helen seen either. With the European news roundup. I'm.

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

05:27 min | 2 years ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Is the multiple daily life. Judy, one at Midori house in London. Now, new row is invalid Austria's new government over claims that it's trying to limit journalists from critical publications and getting information from the police, the interior ministry, which is controlled by the far-right Freedom Party in Australia's coalition. Government has written to regional police forces telling them to limit their communications with journalists to the legal minimum requirement on singly at newspapers, such as standard and courier, which have reported extensively in how the Freedom Party's been directing the ministry, which of Sebastian courts has insisted that his government is not attempting to limit press freedom. Tessa Shishkov, which is the UK correspondent for profile magazine, and she joins me now in the studio welcome Tessa am. First of all, could you tell us a little bit of the type of stories that these newspapers have been running about the goings on at the interior ministry, plight of this Email. So it was not a law was not a directive, but it was an Email with recommendations that went out to this police stations and pilot of the Email was directly referring to cases of violent incidents. If they are committed by foreigners, it should be pointed out that they were committed by furnace. While usually you don't have names and and sort of ethnic background mentioned before in the investigation has taken place in people have been proven guilty. So there's a certain tendency in this whole Email which is quite worrying for not only for the media for the population at large, very much fits the Bill of what the Freedom Party is is known for, and it's a base stoking tension show. We say, between the old Austrian community and engine, you're Australians if you want to put them into those categories. But can you give me a little bit of the background to this story. Actually, what these newspapers, what kind of intrigue they were reporting on the stories that have gotten the interior ministry and the Freedom Party in particular upset. They will big scandal of this year. Was it in February two thousand eighteen the new, the new leadership. If you want the new minister head his own ministry invaded by police forces in order to as they claim to uproot some corrupt network of officials and to get a hold of some information. And this is a real scandal, which is now in an inquiry in parliament being invested to see what what went wrong there and, and what what information do really wanted to get hold on end. So this the entire interior ministry to the home secretary habit kicking who's. In. Politician does not come from an any part of the liberal of wing in the in. The Freedom Party is sort of. He was the chief ideologue of the Freedom Party for a long time and his Sinophobic PR policies have been well known. So this fits a little bit into this entire spectrum of this government. What about how Sebastian courts has responded? Obviously, he is not off the Freedom Party, but he is sharing government with the for imparting we actually saw shift this week and last week for the first time. Now, Sebastian Kurz chose not to stay silent in conflict that the that is collision party produced. And that's quite interesting because it seems that now after year he becomes also more. Self confident, and he sees also more the need to distance himself when it comes to. Outrageous actions of his coalition. And yes, he's saying that this is not an effort to control the press. I mean, z. trying to draw the sanction between the fact that this is just an Email from an advisor in the interior ministry, or is he trying to suggest that actually, the intentions of this Email were different to how it's is being reporters? Well, I think that he and his political views a not of the sort the, he would push an illiberal agenda towards the media. And even the home secretary habit kicked, they in parliament is after noon that he knew nothing of this Email. And if we all think that he should know every Email at one of his six thousand officials would right. But of course kick, they've created in an atmosphere in the ministry by bringing in as chief of communication, deep, broaden a man who was working at at a website. It was. More or less the Austrian Breitbart. So this is not an official that has been working in normal PR policies. I mean this, this, this, this. Officials new leaders of this ministry com from an unusual part of the Australian society..

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"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:36 min | 2 years ago

"far right freedom party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"And so that he was on Saturday at the wedding of Australia's foreign minister guy. And can I say. Needless to say, all the cameras were on him times. It felt almost as if it was his wedding. No hers. Nope. This question rises politics aside. Why ruin is dead like this? Know what kinds of has to say about that until after she returns from the honeymoon, but his rundown of what Alden real streets. Colston vols Ailey, holy minister. So I'm worried about the costs to taxpayers. What will the extra security says? This man can have sports on Geoghegan different finish this click causing just marvelous, and the weather is nice to says this woman. It's an advertisement for country. I don't give it. Nice is titles that is was no party affiliation, but she was nominated for the post by the far-right Freedom Party, which is known to have close ties with Russia and personally with Putin. No doubt questions will be asked about that. Although it's unlikely that we'll be sacked as some opponents demanding. It seems that the only good thing to have come out of this is that because he was pressed for time, put in, didn't get round to cracking joke. We'll maybe whispered wanted. Can I said there what a way to start a marriage full monocle in Vienna? I'm lexie corridor. Thanks Alexei. It's almost twin twin into Okeyo, foresee into hills and twelve twenty here in London. You're listening to the briefing. And we continue with a review of today's papers. Now I'm joined in the studio by Monaco's page. Reinaas welcome to the program. How are you doing this Monday? Very well Marcus how year you'd thanks. Do we start with today starting with the story in commerce Sant about the cost of sim cards in Tajikistan on. So it was announced by the interior ministry today that they're going to be raising the cost of sim cards by fifty times. So they're gonna go up to twenty six dollars on. They Ridgely discussed potentially putting up to one hundred and four dollars, and considering the average monthly wage into Don is one hundred and seventy dollars..

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