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"liberation front" Discussed on KCRW
"NPR's Greg Allen in Miami. Thank you. You're welcome. Some of the nation's most senior law enforcement officials have called the January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol domestic terrorism. But what the federal government considers its most serious domestic threats has evolved over time, raising questions about when serious labels like terrorist should be used. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Conrad Wilson reports on a case from long ago. Set to go to trial this year that will put those questions to a test in 2006. Then Attorney General Alberto Gonzales walked up to a podium at the Justice Department in Washington, D. C Good afternoon, where he proceeded to lay out the charges against the Pacific Northwest based cell of animal rights and environmental extremists, The indictment tells a story of 4.5 years of arson. Vandalism, violence and destruction claimed have been executed on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front or Earth Liberation Front extremist movements known to support acts of domestic terrorism. Though no one died. 18 people were indicted as part of a conspiracy that caused millions of dollars in damages across five Western states during the mid to late nineties. Obviously, I'm not going to talk about the substance of anything in my case. But pretty much everything is open game. Phoebe was ultimately arrested in 2018. He's pleaded not guilty, and he's adamant he's not a terrorist. This case sorrow exemplifies the government's Like this whole hyperbole about terrorism and you know hippies being terrorists that that's rubbish. Debbie's case comes as the country debates what is and is not considered domestic terrorism. Debate that mirrors many of the country's divisions. The Trump years saw a dramatic unraveling of norms far right elements once considered fringe or extreme, suddenly seemed to have the embrace of the presidency. Many of those forces seem to converge on January six with the storming of the U. S Capitol. It was an event senior law enforcement would come to label as a clear act of domestic terror. We're seeing a little bit more of a shift, I think among the population about what we do think of as terrorism. Mary McCord is a former acting attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice. She says. As we recalibrate the definition of domestic terrorism, it's hard to equate torching an empty building with the deadly hate crimes of recent years instances like mass shootings at a WalMart in El Paso and a synagogue in Pittsburgh that are clearly aimed at people. To kill people and to make other people in fear of being killed so that they will feel intimidated and coerced and push government policy into an anti immigrant, anti Semitic anti people of color. Policies, McCord says the most deadly concern is far right white supremacists. In fact, FBI director Christopher Wray said as much in March well testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, we elevated, racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism to our highest threat priority on the same level with Isis and homegrown violent extremists. Where it remains to this day. So where does that leave the case of Joseph DB Federal authorities still consider him a domestic terrorist, despite his case falling outside the country's most urgent threats. Just before DB was indicted in 2006. He fled the country. FBI wanted posters offered a $50,000 reward and noted DB should be considered armed and dangerous. For 12 years he evaded capture, living mostly in Syria and Russia before he was arrested in 2018 will traveling through Cuba. I'm not saying he couldn't be convicted. You, of course, can be matte. Schindler is Debbie's attorney, he says, calling Joseph db. A domestic terrorist goes too far when we a private label terrorism, it's almost as though we're saying in the government, Okay, you have carte blanc. Use every asset and every resource and endless amounts of money without any real critical thought applied to that decision In January after more than two years in pretrial custody, DB was released from a Portland jail. He now lives with family in Seattle and wears a GPS ankle bracelet. If convicted, the federal charges he faces could mean decades in prison. It's made him reflective about events from as he puts it, three lifetimes ago. Well, certainly people change over time, though What hasn't changed for him is a desire to protect the environment and without elaborating. DB acknowledge that today he wouldn't employ some of the same methods. I feel like a lot of it back, then was quite confrontational. And probably not very productive. Meanwhile, Debbie's lawyer says the case isn't a priority for the government like it once was, In fact, the federal prosecutor assigned to it for the last several years has been moved. That prosecutor is now working on cases from the January 6th riot for NPR news. I'm Conrad Wilson in Portland. Israel's parliament has failed to renew a law that's been hindering Palestinian families for years. The law prevents Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza from getting citizenship in Israel even after they marry Palestinians inside Israel who have Israeli citizenship. Parliament renews the law periodically, but this time it failed on a tie vote after an all night debate. It was a blow to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. But the battle isn't over NPR's fat Montana's reports from Jerusalem by blocking citizenship and residency for Palestinians from the West Bank in Gaza who Mary Israeli citizens. The law also impacts their access to health insurance and jobs. I think it's one of the worst laws in the Israeli book of flaws, and I hope it will be removed forever. That's Sharon Abraham Weiss. She's the executive director for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and says the law was used as collective punishment for Palestinians. Since it was enacted in 2000 and three during the second intifada, when Palestinians were launching attacks in Israel. Supporters of the law say it's necessary for national security and for demographics to preserve Israel as a Jewish nation. But even though most of parliament seems to favor it, the opposition withdrew support in an apparent attempt to destabilize the new coalition. For now, At least it worked out in favor of Palestinians. I was very happy that we made it to Jadallah is a Palestinian from the West Bank. He's been married to a Palestinian citizen of Israel for 17 years, and they have two Children together that we achieved. Something was impossible. I think everyone Who helped us But it's unclear if the vote will change the status for thousands of Palestinians who will still have to apply for citizenship and could be turned down Dahlia Scheindlin is in Tel Aviv with the U. S based Century foundation. I mean, it will just mean more work for the interior minister who has to go through the applications one by one, when she could decide to just reject all of them out of hand. Anyway, it would almost be the same thing and the Israeli Parliament could still take up the law again and renew it after all. Flat. Montana's NPR News Jerusalem.
Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray At "Tipping Point"
"We start today here in africa. Tens of thousands of malnourished children are at risk of dying in ethiopia is to gray region. That's according to the united nations and humanitarian groups. Working in the area. Tommy thompson is emergency coordinator for the world food program. This is a crisis of certainly food security. But it's really a crisis of access protection issues preventing us from doing work it's rewire it's an incredibly dangerous environment for. I'll be working out. There have been mind. Humanitarian have been killed thus far on every day. We have our chain senses. The ngos partners everybody who's trying to operate north find themselves challenged checkpoints. They're increasingly hostile on in some of these checkpoints. We have our beneficiaries having the things that are given luton for men if opium prime minister abby amid sent government forces into tegray in november to disarm leaders of the tegray people's liberation front. He blamed the group for attacks on army camps but international watchdog groups accused government forces of widespread atrocities against civilians and now humanitarian agencies say ethiopian forces and troops from neighbouring area. Tra are keeping relief shipments out of the region the un estimates more than a quarter million people into gray now face famine conditions.
"liberation front" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Was the last sentence I read. Teacher and student led protests. Accelerated Children as young as five held the mock protest. And raise the black power fist alongside their teachers. Middle school students in northeast Portland held the public march advocating the defunding of police. High school students marched through a neighborhood in southwest Portland. Quote of the widest part of the city, unquote. Manning that residents provide reparations to blacks. It's obviously working. The Hitler youth comes from old. It's Communist Youth League. Pipe work on the youth of Portland and elsewhere. Violence has followed the Youth Liberation Front, one of the most active and violent protest groups in Portland. Was founded by teenagers and has recruited hundreds of young people to fight against the American regime. The group is organized into autonomous cells to avoid law enforcement infiltration. And his arm itself with shields, weapons, gas masks and explosives. Nothing. Excite a young boy in particular, but now girls as well as fighting For some greater cause. That there were no status quite like youthful sadists under the Hitler youth on the council. The most decorated young person in Soviet history. Was a young boy who snitched on his father for actually. Trying to get food for the family in the Stalin induced famine that killed 5 to 6 million Ukrainians. Father was executed for stealing food for the family. The boy Was honored with a postage stamp. In the USSR. What You know the only horror films that scare me or when Children are monsters. I find that's the only thing that I find frightening. Otherwise, I don't find them very realistic and they don't have an effect on me. So what the left is doing to Children is literally horrifying. The group organized, walk out of problem high schools and then riot it for more than 100 consecutive nights. This is again This is the Youth Liberation Front. Following George Floyd's death, by the way for the record, George Floyd death had nothing to do with his being black. That was the statement of the Black Left wing Attorney General of Minnesota, Keith Ellison. So the entire rioting Based on the George Floyd death. Was based on nothing racist. We are a bunch of teenagers. Armed with a D, H d and Yerba mate. What's your roommate? Yeah. Dear, But my team What is that true? A drink. Okay? The group declared on social media. We could take a five a.m. raid and be back on our feet a few hours later. We'll be back again and again until every prison is reduced to ashes. So they want to get rid of prisons. This is what the leftist thought young people in Oregon And then innocents. People will be raped. Innocent women will be raped. It is and people will be Murdered, robbed, beaten. By the people let out of prisons in many cases, not in all, but in many They won't care. That is the definition of a cult. Being rational reasoning has been dispensed with Over the course of the summer, Portland and Multnomah County law enforcement. Arrested dozens of minors, including members of the Youth Liberation Front. For protest related crimes, including rioting, burglary, property destruction, throwing rocks and bottles of police officers. Brandishing a handgun at a crowd. Setting fire to the police union headquarters and stumping a man unconscious. Final paragraph. Their teachers to have immersed themselves in the destruction. Over the course of the summer unrest. Police arrested at least five school teachers for riot related crimes. Throws at US. An award winning Portland public schools elementary school teacher. Was arrested for felony riot, disorderly conduct have attempting to steal unauthorized Sir's baton. April Epperson A Portland. A Portland public schools elementary school teacher was arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer. Jacob Soto Way. Portland Pope Public Schools Middle School band teacher was arrested for felony riot and interfering with a police officer. Cody Porter and avowed Communists and Multnomah County School instructor. Was arrested for assaulting a federal officer. And Hannah..
U.N. Warns Sexual Violence Being Used as Weapon of War in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
"Disturbing reports of continued to emerge of widespread abuse including sexual violence against civilians. In ethiopia tigray region the development comes nearly six months since conflict erupted there. The children's fund unicef said on tuesday. There is no end in sight to the conflict. Said agency spokesperson. James elder after returning from a visit to northern among the many victims was a sixteen year. Old girl called maier-witt. Mr elder told journalists in geneva she had walked three hundred kilometers could be brought out on her back from the west of the country amid pretty intense fighting it was three hundred kilometers and broken flipflops stories about she a star in physics and now she searching food and hasn't seen a classroom in a year more than a million people have been displaced and continuing fighting has restricted humanitarian access. And the opportunity for people to return home. According to the un agency sexual violence and gang rape is likely widespread with one center for survivors. Taking three witness statements. Day between the start of the year and april. The conflict is the result of months of escalating tensions between the ethiopian government and the dominant regional force. The tigray people's liberation front teepee which culminated in prime minister. Ahmed a military offensive after rebels attacked a federal army base in november
Concerns over Atrocities in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
"Ethiopia's war-scarred tigray region there's deep concern for thousands of error train refugees whose camps have been looted and burned to the ground. The whereabouts of thousands of refugees who have scattered is unclear. The un refugee agency unhcr said on friday after gaining access to shinoda and hits out settlements for the first time since conflict erupted on the fourth of november his it unhcr spokesperson burs. Jessica off. Most of the shelters in an area belt is zone a as well as unhcr's offices and staff guest house were burned to the ground. The mission confirmed what satellite imagery accounts from refugees and indicated at the beginning of this year. Nhc is deeply concerned for the well being of the airtran refugees who had been residing there all of whom have fled. The caps around twenty thousand refugees had been living in the two camps prior to the crisis which erupted last november. When the prime minister rbm launched a military campaign in tigray after accusing the region's governing party the tigray people's liberation front of attacks on army camps
A dark picture emerges: atrocities in Ethiopia
"Rumors and scattered reports of atrocities in ethiopia's northern region of tigray have been swirling for months amid a media blackout. But the picture is now starting to become clearer and evidence for war. Crimes and crimes against humanity are stacking up on sunday. America's secretary of state anthony blinken condemned the killings sexual assaults and forced removals said to have taken place in tigray and called for troops to be withdrawn. The conflict began late last year. When the region's ruling party the tigray people's liberation front or tps aleph was booted out of the federal government where it had dominated for decades has to be off. Matt has announced quote final military operation against the defiant gripe province in coming days and a statement. Mr abiy said there was a catholic devise strategy to defeat the grand people's liberation front in the regional capital makaay without harming civilians late in november. Mr abi declared victory. Over the tb l. f. An armed resistance has continued yesterday. If government rejected america's demands describing. Mr lincoln's comments as regrettable. Thousands are known to have died in the conflict and more than two million people have been displaced. The growing civil war has drawn in fighters from neighboring regions and troops from eritrea which borders tigray to the north. I'm gonna stay. International has just released a report detailing its investigation into this incident that took place in late november an accident which is one of the oldest and most famous holy cities. Tom gardner addis. ababa correspondent. Ever soldiers killed hundreds of civilians over two days. And what i'm going to stay says was retaliation for an attack by local youth on their military camp now. Amnesty says the soldiers roams around the streets of the city picking out on young men and killing them on the spot then proceeded to plunder the city essentially of everything of value survivors said that all they could see on the streets with bodies and people crying this systematic slaughter civilians and axiom may amount to crimes against humanity according to amnesty. And you say the main players in this incident or allegedly airtran soldiers right just to remind people. This conflict has drawn in a few other parties. In addition to the ethiopian federal army and two grand forces loyal to the tps laugh you also have militia security forces from may bring regional state of. Im hara which has a rivalry with the laugh and disputed territories along their border and then and this is really controversial element. You have troops from eritrea. Which since the beginning of the conflict has been fighting alongside the ethiopian army against the which has a long rivalry with as well as to whether all these parties are committing atrocities. I think based on everything we know so far. Yes but i think. Eritrean soldiers are the most widely and extensively implicated and there are allegations of other atrocities beyond. What's happened in axiom. Ever since the war began in late november we've been hearing accounts trickling out which beginners rumor clearer. Picture is slowly started to emerge. We've seen several videos that appear to show ethiopian soldiers. Standing among the bodies of civilians. They've murdered there was an investigation by human rights. Watch found. European army had shelled towns including the capital of tigray mckelway killing at least eight hundred civilians including women and children and winding back to the beginning of the war the very first atrocity we heard about was this massacre in the town of my tatra which is in western tigray near the border with the neighboring regional state. I'm harlem according to a report that amnesty published at the time most of the victims were. I'm horrors murdered by militia. Sure the ousted rulers of tigray the epl f. That was then confirmed by day. State appointed human rights commission. Here however take ryan's reflect across the border to saddam tell of attacks on civilians by them militiamen an by government soldiers in the same area for its part. What is the european government saying about all these reports so that is an important question on february. The twenty six th the ethiopian rights commission which is a state appointed or body released a statement saying that it had also conduct an investigation. And that it's key. Findings brutally corroborated those of amnesty. That's quite a significant step forward by the commission which tried two to three years ago would never have come out with a statement like that. The question though moving forward is whether the government decides to accept its findings and act on them. We have heard a lot from the prime minister's office the attorney general's office and other government agencies about accountability but so far very little indication that the government is willing to hold anyone but members of the tepe accountable for crimes committed during this conflict. More makes it even more. Complicated of course is the fact that the prime culprits in this case were eritrean. Troops can be very politically difficult for the government. Addis ababa which has been relying on these troops from eritrea relying on its relationship with the eritrean government to conduct its military operations in
How Stonewall Unified the LGBTQ+ Community With Activist Mark Segal
"In the mythology ising stonewall we talk about how it lasted three days as if it lasts three days just on its own and something i had heard before until your book was about how it lasted three days because you were writing chalk on the street come to stone tomorrow night. How intentionally kept it going. I mean you writing chalk on the street meet stonewall night like that spread information that that's like tweeting. Today we had no cell phones. We had no internet most couldn't afford a phone quite honestly. During some fifty sort of amazing. I would go out to various speaking engagements. Some of them were museums. Some of them were in schools. Everyone had it seems a different day. Oh went on for three days. Oh it went on for four days. Oh it went on for six days. How many days did go on is a good question for me. You went on three hundred sixty five days because right from the beginning we started organizing that includes from the street running on street tomorrow night to the third or fourth or fifth night. I don't remember which where we had leaflets on the street saying you know we're not going to allow the The police to oppress us anymore. This is our neighborhood. That's what is so that was in itself illegal. When we gathered at the steps of stone wall that was illegal homosexuals could not congregate to that was when we said. We're gonna fight the police. That was illegal. Everything we did in that first year was basically illegal and we wouldn't be stopped. We were going to be out loud proud and don't even try to stop us. I don't think i knew that. Part of history that it was illegal to congregate if you're gay. Yup that's why stonewall was so popular because if you were walking up and down christopher street all night long which is what i did with my friends. The chances argue would be stopped by the police sometime. The police that they saw drag queen will try to find out if they had three pieces of mail clothing on because that was the law. Others would be harassed. It wasn't a safe as you might think it would be so when you went into the stonewall it was a safe place it was a place you to be yourself. You could hold hand. You put your arm around somebody and more importantly to eighteen year old. You can dance sure. Now you mentioned. Marty robinson he with one of the co founders of the liberation front which was a group that really helped to forge. The foundation of our community was the gay liberation front. Was that group something that came out of stonewall or was it already in existence beforehand. There were many organizations before stonewall. The leading one in new york was mattachine and all my first or second week i tried to go in about a sheen. They said i was too young as i was leaving. That's where i met. Marty robinson who is coming out and he said you know these guys. They don't get it they don't understand what's going on in nineteen sixty nine. We just can't be doing once a year march. We need to do some more. He created the action group which i was a member off. There were many little groups or pockets of groups like that around new york somehow. After stonewall we all unite for the first time action roof aries lesbians. We got together. That's what created gay liberation front. He was the first united movement in our country from the grass. Roots up before that drag queens weren't allowed to be part of it before that streaking like me weren't allowed to be part of any movement so that change gay liberation front. That's what we were
Senior UN Official Warns Risk of Atrocity Crimes in Ethiopia Likely to Get Worse
"Benefits the were added during the pandemic expire meeting at the white house biden and top democrats said. They wanted to enact the massive aid package as quickly as possible to beat back a pandemic that has killed more than four hundred and fifty thousand americans and left millions jobless biden said he was open to compromise with republicans as long as they did not slow things down. I have to choose between getting help right now to americans who are hurting so badly and getting bogged down in a lengthy negotiation. That's an easy choice. I'm going to help the american people hurting now. A senior united nations official warned on friday that the risk of atrocity crimes in ethiopia remains high and likely to get worse if the country does not urgently combat ethnic violence stigmatization hate speech and religious tensions. Un special adviser on the prevention of genocide said she had received reports of serious human rights violations and abuses by the parties to the conflict in ethiopia northern tigray region and their allies these include extrajudicial killings sexual violence looting of property mass executions and impeded humanitarian access adding that she'd also received disturbing reports of attacks against civilians based on their religion and ethnicity in other parts of the country if european prime minister a b. Ahmed ordered air strikes and a ground offensive against teague grace former ruling party. The tigray people's liberation front after regional forces attacked federal army bases in the region on november four the p.
The UN Getting Access To Fields In Ethiopia
"Un has renewed appeals for humanitarian access to all areas of ethiopia's troubled tigray region to help people displaced by fighting which has forced the most desperate to eat leaves just to survive the cool by the office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs officer and the u n high commissioner for refugees. Unhcr on friday came three months since heavy. Fighting began between government troops and forces loyal to the tigray. people's liberation front in the northern region. Full access must be granted now to prevent things getting even worse said unhcr spokesperson baba balak while cited insecurity and bureaucratic obstacles. That have prevented aid. Workers from providing lifesaving assistance to two point three million people high level efforts to avert a humanitarian disaster in tigray included a visit by refugee agency. Chief filippo grandi to ethiopia earlier. This week when he met people who'd fled from two camps in northern tigray that the un cannot access his unhcr's about ballack. Some said the had resorted to eating leaves because there was no other food. A winnable spoke about infiltration of armed actors in the camps of killings abductions. And also some forced return to editor at the hands of reinforces presents in the
UNICEF chief’s appeal for access to children caught up in Ethiopia’s Tigray
"Three months since fighting began in ethiopia northern state of tigray great concern for the plight of youngsters there. The un children's fund unicef has warned in an alert on wednesday the agency's executive director henrietta. Four said that the very little was known about the impact of the conflict was deeply troubling because of difficulties getting humanitarian access. The warning comes almost two weeks since unicef and partners dispatched twenty nine trucks filled with emergency nutrition health and protection supplies entity gray where central government soldiers have confronted tigray people's liberation front forces. That convoy was a step in the right direction but nowhere near the level of access and scale of support. That is actually needed. Miss four said unicef cited reports of three hundred unaccompanied or separated children among the more than fifty seven thousand people who fled to neighboring sudan the are potentially many more among the approximately two hundred eighty thousand internally displaced in tigray and neighboring regions the un agency said
Biting the hands that would feed: Ethiopia
"Humanitarian crisis is unfolding in ethiopia's northern region of tigray. The turmoil began in november when civil war broke out between the federal government and regional forces led by the tigray people's liberation front or teepee aleph within weeks troops had entered the regional capital of mckelway and prime minister abe committed declared victory but the fighting continued. Thousands have died in the conflict and more than two million civilians have been driven from their homes. Some sixty thousand fled to neighboring sudan now. The threat of starvation looms most of the regions. Roughly six million people have been without adequate food water or medicine. For weeks. ethiopia's tigray region is facing an alarming -tarian crisis. Basically because aid workers are not able to get essential supplies to those who are affected by the war which is essentially the entire population of the region. The vast majority. Tom gardner is abba correspondent a top regional official and that's one appointed by abby himself. He told aid workers a private meeting on january. The eighth that hundreds of thousands might starve. Meanwhile a western diplomat told me we could have a million dead there in a couple of months if humanitarian access is in opened up significantly urgently. And what is daily life like in tigray right now outside of michaela the regional capital where things are marginally better banks closed. Markets have stop shops shuttered. Fuel is run out. That's been the case. Since the war began really in early november. Last year i met one man who fled from tigray to addis ababa and he said to me even if you have the money you don't have a bank if you have grain you don't have a mill if you have mill you don't have power and that seems to be pretty representative from the accounts. We're hearing on top of that. Hospitals are running. mt hospital. staff have not been paid since october according to medicine some volunteer doctors without borders. You've had more access than most every hospital. They've been into they found entirely looted. All of this is just the knock on effects of the conflict and tigray which it sounds is still going on right so the war began in the start of november. It was the culmination of long standing. Tensions between the which ran the region and for thirty years was the dominant force in the federal government. In addis ababa the capital as well until two thousand and one thousand nine when they were pushed out following mass protests and replaced by abby half mad prime minister the abbey and the pilaf simmered for two years before rupturing eventually towards the end of last year. More than two months later. The left appears to be in. Disarray is being ousted from the regional capital and it's waging something akin to an insurgency in the countryside now it's troops control of the countryside particularly in the center of the region. It doesn't control major towns its leaders including the ousted. President have been essentially a well. We haven't heard from them for over a month. And some of the founding members of the been captured or shot dead so the fighting continues especially in central tigray but the prime minister. I be met. He believes it's only a matter of time now before the rest of what he calls. The gender are captured or killed but this whole conflict was the result of the federal government looking to take control of restive region. Now they have arrested region where the humanitarian crisis. What are they doing about. That does with dispute these accounts all the humanitarian crisis earlier this week. A spokesman for the federal disaster management agency said in an interview that there is no starvation in ethiopia alec baldwin. Dr a couple of days ago the federal ministry of peace claimed it was distributing a to almost two million citizens northern ethiopia. And the minister of peace told me that even reaching central tigray which is live under the control of forces so that seems implausible. I mean our forces regularly attack military convoys so it's impossible for the government to deliver supplies safely and then on the other hand emergency supplies being delivered by the un and international ngos. They can't get into these areas either because they're not allowed by the army which controls access an agreement that the un signed last month with the federal government which was supposed to allow them and allow aid groups to travel freely throughout the region. That's basically not been honored for. Un staff was shorter and detained last month. For entering areas which senior government official later said they were not supposed to go and an points to the key question. Here which is is the government being deliberately obstructive and a lot of people in the diplomatic and humanitarian community. Recommended is one u. n. Diplomat told me that the lack of humanitarian access is part and parcel of the war campaign.
Ethiopian military says it killed 15 Tigray rebels
"Now, and the tension between the government in Addis Ababa and the northern province of Tigre is continuing. You'll recall that armed conflict in early November broke out between the Ethiopian army. And the T p L F T T Dry People's Liberation Front government declared victory within a month. Now, the army has announced the killing and arrest of more civilian and military leaders off the TPLF. That speak to Martin clout. Now who formerly off this parish and is an expert on the Horn of Africa. Martin, What can you tell us about this announcement late last night by the Ethiopian government? Does it sound plausible? In terms of what they're saying? What are they? What are they telling us? They've done Well, yes, it does. I mean, it's it's clear that they have made a number of arrests and people are being killed. I mean, including some really quite significant figures like a very well do who was a former president of Tigre and the chairman of the Tigre People's Liberation Front. One thing one has to remember is that this is now a guerilla war Thebes. Gran's withdrew when McCallie fell. That's the capital of the region of Tigre. They withdrew to the mountains. There's now heavy fighting going on across the region with Eritrean forces from the north on damn horror militia. Backing the Ethiopian forces from the south and from the east on this is now a full scale war that is going on, which is frankly bogging down. Everybody involved. So when you when you talk about the war continuing, of course, the rhetoric coming out of Addis is that they have resolved this. Well, I don't think we have to take that terribly seriously. I mean, to be honest with you that the thing you need to ask yourself is why is it that all independent journalists apart from one Belgian, who managed to get in have been banned from the area. There aren't even embedded Ethiopian journalists up on the front. Onboard. The situation sounds frankly, pretty dreadful. What is what more given that the beginning of the conflict? We We weren't really able to get through too many people into dry where there there have been all sorts of reports of destruction of cultural artifacts. And so on. What? What more do we know about that? Well, I've just been able to stand up for what happened at the church off Mariam in in Axle, which is one of the holy sites off. Ethiopia. It's the site at which the Ark of the Covenant is believed to be kept, which could may only be seen by a monk. A guardian monk on dawn, the 15th of December What happened was there was a confrontation. Troops entered the compound, which they're not meant to do. There was a confrontation with the people inside. They were forced outside into the square and up to 750. People were shot by the horror and the Ethiopian troops outside on. That is not the only one. There's also now There's a report, which has been actually confirmed by the Ethiopians themselves that the oldest mosque in Africa, then Ajusshi mosque, which was built by the companions off the Prophet Mohammed in the fourth century, was also shelled. Theise. You can say this was done because the two grands built trenches in the area. But these these are really serious damage to the cultural artifact. And on top of that you have a number off factories, which were built in in a number of towns, which have been either trashed or demolished. And many of them are not being looted and that their contents taken to Eritrea.
UNHCR relocates first Ethiopian refugees to a new site in Sudan
"A second refugee campus opened in sudan for people fleeing violence in ethiopia's tigray region carrying little more than the clothes on their backs the un said on tuesday. Nearly six hundred new residents are being taken to to nate camp. According to the un refugee agency unhcr. After nearly two months of ongoing conflict across the border in ethiopia between federal government troops and the tigray people's liberation front teepee l f. unhcr spokesperson andrea. Mitchell told journalists in geneva that it was impossible to gauge the level of fighting inside ethiopia amid continuing access restrictions. Right now we are unable to exit the border from the gop. Inside as i said refugees tell our staff when they arrived to saddam the Many of them traveled for days. Many of them have faced armed groups along the way many speakers violence many speak among the among them obviously women and girls have been mentioned sexual violence so this is what we know as to the intensity of the conflict inside copious tigray region. There is nothing i can help you. This stage around eight hundred people have crossed from ethiopia's tigray region into eastern sudan so far this year since addy november more than fifty six thousand ethiopian. Refugees fled the country
Tigray: Hundreds of civilians reported killed in artillery strikes
"Of artillery strikes on civilians and mass killings of non competence in ethiopia's tigray region must be investigated and full access granted to independent investigators. He writes chief. Michelle basch let said on tuesday. The appeal by the high commissioner for human rights follows seven weeks of conflict in northern ethiopia between central government soldiers and tigray people's liberation front forces that has displaced tens of thousands fighting is said to be continuing particularly in some areas of central and southern tigray ms bachelet said before citing the alleged mass killing of several hundred people mainly in the western tigray town of my camera. On the night of november. It is essential that there are investigations into allegations of human rights violations. There against both americans anti grants. The high commissioner insisted
Fighting continues in Ethiopia's Tigray
"Is reportedly ongoing in ethiopia tigray region despite official claims to the contrary and civilians are suffering dreadfully. Your rights chief. Michelle bachelet said on wednesday warning of grave allegations of abuse violations against noncombatants. The high commissioner for human rights said that towns including mckellar sharia and abby abbiati were affected as well as areas bordering the mahara region. The development follows several weeks of fighting between federal forces and militias loyal to the tigray. People's liberation front dplf which has caused mass displacement inside tigray and beyond misbash let told journalists in geneva that the situation was exceedingly worrying volatile and as she had worn previously spiraling out of control. We have corroborated information of gross human rights violation abuses including indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian objects looting abductions and sexual violence against women and girls we have also reported forsell wittment of grand us to fight against their own communities the high commission called for independent monitoring of the human rights situation in tigray before appealing to the government to fulfill the prime minister's pledge for humanitarian access and access to water electricity and other basic needs corruption has thrived under the coronavirus pandemic. The un secretary general has said insisting that profiteer's must not be allowed to exploit the rollout of new vaccines noting. How governments were spending rapidly to provide emergency support and procure medical supplies and tony guitars warned that it may be weaker the development of vaccines and treatments added to the risk of bribery and graft he said in his message for international anti corruption day on wednesday night of december stimulus funds and vital emergency resources must not be diverted. The un chief continued adding that recovery from the pandemic must include measures to prevent graft in all its forms in addition to draining resources from people who need them. Bribes undermine trust in institutions and deepen the vast inequalities exposed by the virus misty guitarist and global force displacement has passed the eighteen million markers existing and new conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic have dramatically affected the lives of vulnerable people this year. The data issued by the un refugee agency unhcr represents an increase of five hundred thousand people. Since last year in its report on people forced to leave their homes released on wednesday urinate said the overall total included nearly forty six million internally displaced more than twenty nine million refugees and four point two million asylum seekers it comes. Despite the un secretary general's global ceasefire appeal in march at beginning of the pandemic unhcr said pointing to violence in syria. The democratic republic of the congo mozambique somalia and yemen. All of which have driven new displacements in the first half of this year. Significant new displacement has also been registered across africa's central suhel region civilians are subjected to brutal violence including rape and executions the un agency warned some of the measures to curb the spread of course nineteen had made it harder for refugees to reach safety. Unhcr continued in april one hundred sixty eight countries fully or partially closed their borders. It said with ninety countries making no exception for asylum seekers daniel johnson un
UN says Sudan needs $147m to help Ethiopian refugees
"One hundred and forty seven million dollars is urgently needed to support people. Fleeing ethiopia's tigray region into neighboring sudan the refugee agency. Unhcr said on monday. More than forty. Three thousand people have fled fighting in ethiopia in recent weeks. Almost half of them are children leading the appeal. You n refugee chief. Filippo grandi welcomed sudan's border policy to vulnerable people before noting that the government of sudan needs a lot of help the un agencies expecting one hundred thousand people to arrive by april next year although the worst case scenario is for an influx of two hundred thousand the new appeal aims to fund crisis response by the un and partners in sudan for the next six months in a related development. The un world food program. Wfp said that lack of funding had forced it to cut rations for refugees. In east africa while wfp ethiopia urgently needs two hundred nine million dollars to help six point two million people from now until next. May the un agency said that. The fighting between the ethiopian national forces and the tigray people's liberation front had displaced more than one hundred thousand civilians including those who had fled into eastern sudan since the fourth of november
Ethiopian government begins offensive in Tigray capital city
"The Ethiopian ministry has become an offensive on the Tigray regional capital in its quest to arrest the region's defiant leaders to great TV has announced shelling me day in Mikkeli the city of a half million people a report from the city has confirmed it Ethiopia's government has warned city residents there will be no mercy if they didn't move away from the leaders of the Tigray people's liberation front in time the offensive on the threat of civilian deaths whose along the international community Ethiopian leader obeys government has said it will take care to avoid harming civilians in the tankless assumes I'm Charles the last month
Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital
"Ehthiopian prime minister this morning has ordered his army to move on the capital of the tigray region in the north west of the country. This decision came after his seventy two hour. Ultimatum ended for tigray leaders to surrender. The central conflict here is between the new government of ethiopia and the old government of ethiopia. An aid groups have been sounding the alarm about a humanitarian situation that is deteriorating quickly. Tens of thousands of ethiopian refugees have fled the fighting into neighboring sudan. Npr's ada peralta is following this unfolding. He's in nairobi Good morning eater. Hey david let's start with his offensive. I mean the prime minister had been warning about this. It sounds like it's happening. Now what do we know. Yes so prime minister. Abby acclimate who won the nobel peace prize last year. He says that the last chance for this war to have been resolved peacefully has now closed and he says his troops are going into michaela to try to flush out the leadership of the left. The people's liberation front and he says that will try to do everything to protect civilian lives but michelle is a big urban densely populated city. Think of something. Like saint louis and and even the government has admitted that any fighting will result in civilian deaths in abbey's military has warned that they will use heavy artillery and that the left has said that they will defend the city so this war which has been going on for about three weeks now. Hundreds have already been killed. Tens of thousands have fled as you said and this will no doubt Be the most consequential battle so far. I know this is an incredibly frustrating situation for a year to try and cover this all but impossible to get in there and actually see what's happening firsthand But you know there's been weeks of fighting around the capital. What are you hearing about the conditions on the ground. It is hard to report. But i think we can safely say that there has already been Some pretty gruesome killings that the international community is saying could amount to war crimes We know for example that in a village near the sudanese border there was a huge Massacre videos from there have shown family members crying over bodies of their loved ones in the middle of the streets and the government's human rights commission sent a group of investigators there and they say that more than six hundred people were systematically slaughtered. They say that they were killed with machetes. Their houses were set on fire. They say that militants tied ropes to their necks and dragged them to death. The government commission blames a youth militia aligned with the rebels for this but the refugees fleeing into sudan say that it was the militias aligned with the government. Who did this. So we know with certainty who committed these atrocities but what we know for sure is that civilians have already suffered terribly in this conflict. Got it sounds like it. And what about these tens of thousands of people who are fleeing where they going. What are they facing so they are going into eastern sudan will. Carter is based there. He's a humanitarian with the agency norwegian refugee council. And let's listen to a bit of what he's been. Seeing many of total stories of happens not tillery and strikes and parts of western tigray region which is where most of the refugees we've seen have come from and of past couple of weeks. I guess troop movements militia movement through their this season. They've really fred for their lives. Are you suddenly and there. Was this one woman who spoke with who who had fled across the border and her story released stood out. Here's what happened to her. When the conflict began she was pregnant. Nine months pregnant when this broke out and have given birth on the way to the border crossing and had no one around that she knew it's women seeking safety stopped to help her deliver thankfully. There was no complications with the delivery and charges alive at the moment at least sleeping next to everyone in a big communal tent. So david i mean these are the kinds of situations and stories that show you just. What a tough humanitarian crisis. This has also become really What sounds like an awful situation. A dangerous one with a lot of people life. A lot of people's lives at stake
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"Co production of GBH, Boston and P R X No mercy. That's how the Ethiopian government is Ewing dissident forces in the northern region of Tigre, the leader of the Tigre People's Liberation Front, The T. P L. F has declared that his people are ready to die. That's a quote. Fighting between Ethiopian government forces and the TPLF started less than three weeks ago. It escalated quickly. Already, hundreds of people are believed to have been killed more than 40,000 have fled to neighboring Sudan. World's Halima to Condi is in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. What is the latest from that region? Alaimo, What do you hearing? Well, first, it's important to note that communications in the North have been completely shut off for the past three weeks, so news is difficult to get from there, and very few independent journalists have been able to visit the area. Really All we have to rely on is what the government says. And what the TPLF 40 Great People's Liberation Front has to say. But overall on the government side, they've been painting an optimistic picture that this conflict will be over soon, even though the T p L. F has been reportedly launching rockets, neighboring areas and destroying airports. He was red when Hussein speaking at a press conference on Monday, he's the spokesperson of the country's new Emergency task force. That's Handling this issue by and how did you know that a great agent Is under the control of our defense forces. Uh, um on now it's moving forward Michaeli and my Kelly is the capital city of Tigre. So what the government is saying is that they've already encircled it. And over the weekend, Prime Minister Abby off mitigate the TPLF and that's militias 72 hours to give up arms before they plan to move in and capture the city. What's been the response to this ultimatum from the TPLF Integrate the T P. L. F has shown no signs of backing down adults, and they seem to be well armed and determined to keep a grip on power hears of leader depressed Singapore Michelle, who spoke recently at a press conference. Senator at the bar. Okay, that one, an American Another early next week old auntie grants to continue fighting and said not for them not to give up until they won. He also said that the federal government was attacking them based on their identity, which the government has completely denied. It brought you and also said that their forces are strengthening and achieving victories despite being completely outmatched, but again because of the communications and media blackout. It's really not clear what the reality on the ground is. So a TPLF leaders are saying they're not giving up and the 72 hour deadline puts us into tomorrow. Are we expecting a big military offensive in the next coming days? A good question again, Not clear because communications have been down and I have to note. This isn't the first ultimatum from the government in the past three weeks that set according to them. That's the plan and over the weekend there was a general who was quoted saying that the military will come in with tanks and heavy artillery. He told people to essentially flee for their lives and for human rights group. That's been a big warning sign. They've been calling on all parties to protect civilians and also, Marco, I have to note that there are half a million people. McCallie. Hmm. Urine and a side of a holy man. That's the Ethiopian capital. What things look like from there. What is the mood? It depends who you ask, really at A suburban is very far from the conflict at some 600 Miles, which is about the distance from Washington, D. C to Florida so things here are very calm. Life has continued. But flights to T grain. Even other bordering areas have been cut off completely. So here it really seems like we're living in two completely different worlds.
Ethiopia: a Nobel Peace laureate goes to war
"There is no hostage to fortune. Quite like the nobel peace prize. Just as the peacemaker of today you can often be the munger of yesterday. They can also be the warmonger of tomorrow. Abi ahmed. Prime minister of ethiopia was two thousand and nineteen nobel peace laureate recognized for finally ending eighth european hostilities with its neighbor and former province eritrea a year later ibm prize. Looks like one of the nobel. Peace committees hastier. Garlanding along with those of yasser arafat. Suu she and henry kissinger ethiopia is at war with tegray. A region in the country's north the immediate cause was to graze decision to hold in september a local despite being told not to by abbey national government sheduled elections across the european were postponed due to the covid nineteen pandemic behind that lies to gray and resentment of amid efforts to reduce to graze dominance of ethiopia's national politics before abi ahmed became prime minister. The to gray in people's liberation front had effectively governed all of ethiopia for nearly two decades. It's hard to know exactly what is going on into gray right now. Phones down. the internet is off. It's not much easier to speak to theo. Paeans elsewhere in ethiopia several people. We asked to participate in this program. Responded that they were simply too scared but over the news there is none of it is good
As Ethiopia's conflict rages, ethnic targeting turns deadly
"Ethiopia's northern tegray region has already left hundreds of people dead. The concern is that it could mushroom into a regional conflict threatening neighboring countries. The rule tell him a condie reports from nairobi. Kenya tensions between government under prime minister ali. Ahmed and the semi autonomous northern state of tigray have been simmering for months last week. They reached a deadly boiling point. That's why an according to abi security forces from tigray attacked ethiopian government troops. The isn't as secure but but the last week against other men and a woman in uni. Four of the northern command was kid out while they were at their most vulnerable and that the gemma's and among suze taught with the peace that was obvi- speaking on thursday one week into military operations launched against the tigray people's liberation front or teepee al f nazi governing party in the region. The was once a powerful force in ethiopia and politics for but that was before matt came to power in two thousand eighteen. The prime minister says the military offensive. He ordered is entirely justified. The federal government had every right to deploy forces and they use force in order to hand those implicated in corruption and gross human rights violation if ups is made up of different states centered around ethnic and linguistic lines each granted certain amounts of autonomy under the constitution. Tigray leaders say prime minister abi has been infringing on their
"liberation front" Discussed on KQED Radio
"NPR and W bur in Peter wrote down. This is here and now Amnesty International says it's likely that hundreds of civilians were killed in a massacre earlier this week in northern Ethiopia. Fighting between government troops and forces loyal to the two dry People's Liberation Front broke out last week and now appears to be escalating the BBC's Calculon. Yep, it'll joins us on Skype from Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Calcutta down There is a long standing tension between the government and the TPLF. Tell us why. Yes for close to three decades that he pay left used to be dominant political force in Ethiopia. But that came 20. And when the current prime minister RV, Hamad came to power in 2018. After that, they failed that they're sidelined by the current prime minister, and when he restructured and rebranded their ruling Party, and he called it a prosperity party. The people left left that party on remained ruling party in the northernmost part off the country to gray. After that, there have been a longstanding tensions between the two and there was this collision in September when the to gray that a great region or the progress state The held An election original election despite a nationwide ban that due to the cove in 19 pandemic, they say that the prime minister, Yu is using the pandemic as a pretext to stay in power. And then he and his administration accused them off conducting the election in legally last week, they manifested themselves in the form of military confrontations. And we have heard Davis off hundreds of people. And now this report indicates that hundreds of civilians might have been massacred right there. Please tell us more about that. What? What do we know about the massacre Who's responsible for it? Since the fighting broke out last week, the area has been in there. In that information blackout. There was no Internet and Their telephone laser on not working, so that means we don't have a clear picture of it. But I'm less international's report details that civilians in a place called My Cadre were killed. The amnesty didn't confirm who the responsible where for the killing, who the perpetrators where, but they say that eye witnesses indicate That's retreating soldiers loyal to the Grand People's Liberation Front. Or that people live where the ones who who killed out this killings. They off course denied Disclaims. And they, in fact, accused the federal government off killing civilians by airstrikes. About what we know is many people were killed and eyewitnesses are saying that forces loyal to the people live. Where perpetrators I say, Well, you know, we spoke with you back in 2019 before Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abby Achmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. How's he handling this crisis? And and do you think it could tarnish his legacy as a peacemaker? Indeed, That's what if one of the things that has bean discussed in recent times, Actually, Even before this conflict, the country was plagued with recurrent ethnic violence and religious violence. So he and his administration have been struggling to contain the violence for quite some time, And now this is happening and there s airstrikes and civilian staying, so it's not going to be a good image for him. The BBC's Calculon, your bottle speaking with us from Ethiopia's.
"liberation front" Discussed on WTVN
"Get scheduled it 6142 Simple or simple. Kitchen Ohio dot com. Portland, Oregon has been the scene environment protest for almost two straight months. This week, an anti capitalist group calling themselves the Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front, set up a so called autonomous zone like the leftist crazies in Seattle did a few weeks ago. Nobody with any sense wants to risk their lives to go downtown businesses important, suffered over $23 million in damages and counting his vicious violent hate filled and the American protesters are also attacking federal buildings. To protect this Federal property Department. Homeland Security deployed federal agents to Portland that has caused the mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, to go ballistic. Dear Wheeler is blaming the federal agents for bringing violence to Portland streets. All they've done is defend themselves. When attacked by these worthless shreds of human debris. Anarchists, Mayor Wheeler is demanding that federal agents either stay inside their federal buildings or get the hell out of town. This nut job. Mayor also ordered the federal agents to clean the graffiti offered these buildings graffiti that was put there by the violent anti American anti capitalist rioters that Wheeler Has allowed to control his city. Mayor Wheeler in Portland, like Mayor de Blasio, New York is an abject idiot. It is amazing. There are any businesses at all left in either city. For how long will there be more Russians. Open line Friday starts at noon, 6 10 W. Tio. CBD getting a lot of attention. These days level Select CBD is a brand to watch from Caden would the trusted.
"liberation front" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Portland, Oregon has been the scene environment protest for almost two straight months this week, an anti capitalist group calling themselves the Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front, set up a so called autonomous zone, like the leftist crazies in Seattle did a few weeks ago, and nobody with any sense wants to risk their lives to go downtown. Business is important, suffered over $23 million in damages and counting these vicious violent hate filled and the American protesters were also attacking federal buildings. Now to protect this federal property. The department Homeland Security deployed federal agents to Portland that has caused the mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, to go ballistic. Mayor Whaler is blaming the federal agents for bringing violence to Portland streets. All they've done is defend themselves when attacked by these worthless shreds of human debris. Anarchists. Mayor Whaler is demanding that federal agents either stay inside their federal buildings or get the hell out of town. Now this nutjob mayor also ordered the federal agents to clean the graffiti offered these buildings graffiti that was put there by the violent anti American anti capitalist rioters that Wheeler has allowed to control his city. Mayor Wheeler in Portland, like Mayor de Blasio, New York is an abject idiot. It is amazing. There are any businesses at all left in either city. And for how long will there be a join today and 11 on 1200 W. O CBD getting a lot of attention these days level Select CBD is a brand to watch from Caden. What the trusted leader.
"liberation front" Discussed on The Indy Mogul Podcast
"Like we would do spaceships, we would do creatures, we would do all kinds of stuff, but it just also was like, really toxic would like physically toxic like the stuff, the tools you're working with and the things you're playing with like Styrofoam and and different mould making materials. Like it's actually like I was watching some of the older guys. I'm just like, I don't know. Like if this is like where I want to go, just generally our departments like chemicals and Carpet Ride. Yeah, no. No text with the chaos of film. Yes, it's just. Yeah, is everything's a mess and all those standards and Public Safety. Things kind of go out the window a little bit, but my point with that was. So I got this I got into CG and I built out this. I spent that six months of like unemployment and built out of demo reel and sent it out to like every company in town and this one company hit me up. They recalled pixel Liberation Front, they don't exist anymore but they were the ones that they basically coined. The term pre-visualization they were dead First ones to do previous as we know it now. So they did things like Judge Dredd, like the Sylvester Stallone Judge, Dredd eraser with Schwarzenegger, wage for people that don't know what pre-visualization is to just break down with that is real fast previous. Yeah. And I can send you a couple of Clips to absolutely so. Is, is it's basically 3D animated storyboards, right off and it's fairly ubiquitous in the industry now. Like if you watch any sort of making of any of the big Marvel movies or anything, they all use previous as a tool. It's basically a higher-end version of storyboards. So, yeah, and what's interesting about it is you're actually animating the scene of way in advance to actually shooting to actually getting into principal photography and you can solve problems with it. You can create a vicious, you know, you can go in and you read the script and you put together a whole sequence. And you basically an animated version of whatever the sequence is from whatever movie and you're talking to the cinematographers, you're talking to the production designers, you're talking art department and visual effects and everyone's coming in off putting their sort of, you.
"liberation front" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In fact, Corey Scott who killed him by closing off a breathing tube for the wounded fighter. And then he slowly watched him die. That was Scott had presumably gone through depositions. How would this not come out earlier? Well, that's what the defense was saying. They're saying it's sloppiness on the part of naval investigators and prosecutors, obviously prosecutors were incredibly upset by this turn of events and they pointed out on the stand that he had spoken to prosecutors several times they ask him to go step by step. In this, and that he had never mentioned closing off the airway. And he'd never said that in any of his testimony to naval investigators either and he now has immunity. So he won't be prosecuted for this. Is that right in the whole build up to the case? One of the twists and turns that there are seven seals that have been granted immunity to testify in this case, Corey Scott is one of those he can still be prosecuted for perjury. But he cannot be prosecuted for any statements that he makes, including apparently admitted to killing and what does this mean for Gallagher, the man on trial, who's accused of this killing well, as you can imagine during the first break after this testimony Gallagher was out in the hallway with his family and children. They were jubilant they see this as a real turning point in this case, though, he's not only charged with killing a teenage ISIS fighter. He's also charged with shooting at an elderly man and a young woman with his sniper rifle on the other side prosecutors are still moving ahead. With their case. There were calling other seals from Gallagher's thune, the testify in this case as well. So they're moving ahead. They were already making the case on the stand. That Corey Scott is not telling the truth that the reason why he's never said that he had killed anyone is because he's a friend of Gallagher's he was asked, what do you think of chief Gallagher said that he liked them? He had no problem with chief Gallagher, and that he didn't want him to go away for the rest of his life. That is reporter Steve Walsh on a dramatic day in court in San Diego. Thank you very much. Thank you. Ari this month marks the fiftieth anniversary of stonewall the uprising at a New York far, that gave rise to the movement of four LGBTQ civil rights. But the success of that movement, brought a powerful backlash from the modern religious rate and pearsley LeFevre reports that for decades, the two sides have been counter activists in a culture war that continues today, the police rate and the protests surrounding the stonewall in June of nineteen sixty-nine were a seminal moment movements need, icons movements need martyrs movements need heroes. That's Lillian fadiman an LGBTQ historian, stonewall. She says, is that icon. It's not though the riots themselves that account for the progress that we've made in recent years, it's what followed the riots groups began to organize to demand rights. Eventually allies were on our side and help us fight for the battle for rights key points to the formation of the gay Liberation Front, the first pride parades in several cities, year later to commemorate the uprising and at first Peterman says the religious right ignored these events as blips, but then as the gay movement succeeded, and as various cities began to pass gay rights ordinances that woke the religious right up to begin to push back the real beginning, I think of the culture wars in earnest was in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven that's when Anita Bryant a pop singer and pageant, Queen best known at the time as the face of Florida orange juice. Began a public campaign to fight an ordinance that passed in Miami Dade County to protect gay lesbian and bisexual people from housing and employment discrimination, it, captured the national media's attention extremely religious..
"liberation front" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Meghan McCain and appearance on Seth Meyers last night. And then Megan's husband, Ben, Dominic guest on this program friend of mine and his response to that interview in defending his wife against that Myers. We're gonna get to all of that. I'll play all the audio for you. So you can make up your own mind. We'll get to that. Plus, John Solomon of the hill. His latest article involving Christopher Steele that impeccable. Six agent that put together the Russian dossier on Donald Trump. That's coming up a little later right now. People talk about this town being so divided and the people can't get together and agree on things. Well, I found this remarkable this week in real clear politics dot com. There was a joint editorial written by two women who represent two very different women's organizations. Penny Nance who represents conserve concerned women for America, which is a conservative feminist group. And tasha chart she represents the women's Liberation Front. Boy that that sounds a little liberal. She's the board share of that. And he's also a member of the hands across the aisle coalition, and she joins us now because miss chart as you say in the article you and MS Nance don't agree on much you, and I probably don't agree on a whole lot. But I definitely agree with you on this point of the article you wrote, and I wanted to bring you on to discuss it. Thank you for being here. Thanks so much for having Larry I really appreciate it on on first blush. One might be surprised to hear that a a liberal feminist group that you represent would be opposed to something called the quality act that just made its way through the House Judiciary committee. Why are you against the equality act? Well, the. Is a huge change in the law, and that the ramifications of it have been discussed. The problem is human beings can't change sex and the equality act premises that people can change sex based on their say, so we're at least at the Y has to recognize that and force everyone to agree. And so just one of the problems that causes is it will void indecent exposure protections and all single sex faces all across the country. You know, a man can't indecently exposed himself to two women on the subway. Of course, you know, there are lots that protect against that. But under the equality act. He can say he's a win. He's a woman, and he can expose himself to all the women in any place where there's a group shower and a women's prison. He can demand accommodation there or no women domestic violence or homeless shelter. So we we have concerns, you know, the fact that you're using words like sex instead of gender and saying that that person who is identifying a woman in a women's locker room, you call that. A man. I mean that right. There puts you on on a position where you would be turn to a hater that you're you're does violence. In those words, Natasha cart chart. That's how far we've come. That's true. And it says scary place when the facts that I learned in my biology classes are considered violence. I'm. I mean, I'm very surprised by it all I want people to understand this again, it's called the equality act. It's pass through the House Judiciary committee, and let's just be clear here. If. I have a daughter in college right now if she goes to the women's locker room, and there is a biological male who identifies as a woman dressing in that same locker room and forgive me for being graphic. But if he is aroused involuntarily who knows why? But if he is standing there naked in the women's room in full arousal. My daughter has no say, so she can't say this is a problem, right? That's true. Yeah. And as we mentioned in our in our article that's already happened at least once in Washington state that we know of where calling Francis was exposing himself to girls and women in a women's locker room. There were girls from a local high school using the colleges pool facilities for their swim teams. And it gets one of the rare incidents that we know about because that was before people knew that the police wouldn't even do anything anymore about this the police ultimately couldn't do anything about it because they're like well the law. Let's and he says he's a woman we're speaking with Natasha chart board chair of the women's Liberation Front. And there's also I mean, listen, that's that's an extreme example of the danger of this equality, but there's also incredible gains that women have made in in the workplace in society and in athletics that are now endangered because of men who identify as women lay those out for us. So the issue is sports has gotten very complicated lately. And people will throw a lot of terms around like forty six why differences of sex development on the important thing for most people to remember that very clear is that there are thousands of men and boys alive and running today who could beat all of the top women's world track record. And they they wouldn't even place in the men's, and that's the kind of complete, you know, it wouldn't take very many of them to completely obliterate all the chances for women to to place, an international competitions. And by the way, these are also entrees for many young women to get into higher education to get scholarships or even entry into a college that otherwise they might not have gotten. And now those opportunities will be taken by. It's a very significant concern for women's sports scholarships for women's mentoring opportunities behind the scenes, you know, in sports. Skill coaches will pick promising young athletes, and and help them through their career who's going to get those spots when it's better to to pick a boy or a young man because he's just in a place better and small business grants to I was just going to ask you to talk about the what it means that economically it, so so they're grants for small businesses run by women. If it's a man who identifies woman, they get to gobble that up. Exactly it's funny because I was talking with two conservative women about this last week. And one of them was saying that when she talks to other conservatives, she knows who haven't been paying much attention to this issue that that's something that immediately they get they get the implications of the very concerned about I mean women start a lot of small businesses in this country. And you know, we have different career paths that often makes that a good choice and one of the, you know, and I said, well, I wouldn't have thought that you would have necessarily been too concerned about women's small business grab and the other woman we were talking to also conservative. She looks at me. And she says, you know, I wouldn't have thought that you would have been very concerned about small business graphs. So we do have to have a lot in common. Yeah. I've got to ask you, then I love that. You've been able to form a coalition with conservative women and sort of work on this issue. Howard, the liberal women's groups a treating you right now, I'm very I only have a little less than a minute left. And I'm interested in whether you are sort of persona non grata there. Yeah. They just don't talk to us at all that they'd be fired for talking to us. So you're talking about like, the national organization of women, and those kind of groups they as I understand it. I think pretty much any group on the west it depends on you know, that goodwill. They'd have they'd have to denounce us. If we even tried to work with them. So I don't think they're interested in that household in this spirit of trying to find what we do have in common and will become we're together. I really appreciate you. Joining us today on this issue. And we'll do our best to fight the fight with you. Likewise, thanks. Larry Natasha chart board here of the women's Liberation Front and member of the hands across the coalition, and if we can join hands across the aisle to you know. At least maintain the traditional definition of what makes a man a man and a woman of women and protect our daughters in their most vulnerable moments in a locker room or in a restaurant. If we're not gonna join together and fight on something as simple and common sense as that come up. So thank you for joining Larry. Washington's mall, W A L. Washington comes to talk mother's day. Is this Sunday? 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"liberation front" Discussed on KTRH
"By collectors firearms. Our top story this hour who is driving this massive change in our culture. Well, Mesa House Democrats because last week they pass an equality Bill that would allow boys girls sports teams the so called equality equity for schools to allow transgenders to play sports teams that correspond to their chosen gender. Julia Beck with the women's Liberation Front. Testified against the Bill earlier this month dominate women's sports girls. I'm taking place will be denied scholastic opportunity, Texas, Republican Louie Gohmert agreed even at the women's best. The women would lose to literally thousands of boys and men, including two thousand would be considered second tier in the men's category is not expected to pass the Republican controlled Senate. Nick vich, News Radio seven forty KTAR h in lieu coming on the show. Keep the Senate Republican, isn't it? We're gonna talk about that equality act with the Texas congressman plain-speaking, Louie Gohmert. That'd be at seven forty seven. He's he's cut like, John. Kennedy Louisiana to me, we want you all to weigh in right now, though, do you really think that voice who identify as female should be allowed in two girls? Sports girls locker rooms girls. Everything answer question today. KTAR H dot com and sound off on our Facebook page. No, I tell you what the Democrats get control the house. They don't waste any time. Meantime, highschoolers who don't have athlete talent there. No being honored for the skills. They do possess of Virginia high school celebrating career day much like signing day for those who going on his college athletes. These are those who choose a career path that doesn't involve a traditional college business expert. Mark Fenner says this should have been done a long time ago. I love this idea of bringing the tension back to those that are filling jobs that are just critical to the success of the companies that make up our communities. Yeah, they can get jobs there, a massive nationwide labor shortages among skilled tradesmen vendor. Says more schools should do this to help students understand. They do have options in becoming successful without a traditional four year degree, there's laundry jobs paid ninety thousand dollars a year. I mean how much teachers make after getting that? Agree and they're making half. That exactly. Our news time right now five thirty five French investigators. They've got to confirm what triggered the massive fire. The did so much damage to the world famous Notre Dame cathedral. The world watched in horror is flames and smoke spewed from that ancient building on Monday. Here's FOX is Greg palkot. There was a renovation on the roof near the spire of the cathedral. It's believed that there was an accident involved in that. And that's what triggered the roof going up in flames. The spire coming down flames reaching inside a damage untold untold millions French president Macron said it will be built again in this holy week. I know a lot of people.
"liberation front" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"This is no time survive. He's absolutely right. There's no middle ground between killing a baby and not killing babies. It can't sorta kill the baby. Can't a little kill the baby you kill the baby. Or you don't kill the baby. Their philosophy has taken them to this place is taken the back pain ISM where they're going to such sacrificing children. It is absolutely. He's absolutely right about this. And this is the thing that the left is scrambling to cover up because this is what the biggest gun that Donald Trump has in his arsenal. You know, there was a piece by Andrew Sullivan in New York magazine that was so wonderful because Andrew Sullivan. I don't know if you remember he's he's the writer. He's gay and he's he announced himself as a conservative, which was total nonsense. But he, but he called himself a conservative, and he was the one who went crazy about whether Sarah Palin child Trig. Was actually Sarah Palin. And I've always felt that the guy was a little bit loopy, and he had this kind of weird craziness that kind of swoop swoop every now, and again is that something that sounded like common sense to a New York magazine has an article called the nature of sex. And he starts out talking about a radical feminist organization called the women's Liberation Front. That went on a panel to the conservative Heritage Foundation and argued that sex was fundamentally biological and not socially constructed. And they were given a row. This is his words giving a rousing round of applause by the Trump supporters religious, right members, natural law theorist and conservative intellectuals who comprised much of the crowd because they were talking common. They were talking against something called the inequality of the they were talking about the equality act the equality act, which is a big thing that they're trying to get where trans people will be treated as whoever they want to say, they are as a federal nondescript discrimination Bill has been introduced multiple times in various ways and would add gender. Identity to the Civil Rights Act of nineteen sixty four. Here's the problem with this for gay people, and I'm going to use my own words. But this is basically what Andrew Solomon says is that if there's no such thing as gender if gender is not a biological fact, then gay people ceased to exist. What is gay person gay man is a man who wants to sleep with another man. A gay woman lesbian is a woman who wants to have Sachs's attracted to other women. If a guy can say that he's a woman and sleep with a woman, therefore be a lesbian, the meaning of lesbianism just just disappears. Because once you start talking nonsense you get into a nonsensical world, I'm going to tell this old joke. This will probably get me in trouble. But I'm gonna tell it anyway, two gay guys standing outside Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and a gorgeous, gorgeous woman, walks out and the two gay guys are riveted they stand and they look at this beautiful beautiful woman as she walks out. And she's classic New York. Go. Model like beauty. She gets into a cab. She swoops in the cabin disappears. And one gay guy turns the other and says while don't you sometimes wish you were lesbian. That's a funny joke is because it shows that gender and preference, a real things sex and preference, a real things part of people's personalities, and you can't just raise some. And once you do that once the left wants to do that even their own people start to disappear just like the babies, just like the lives. The real lives of the babies start to disappear once you start talking nonsense. Once you start talking nonsense. You don't have to be an evil person. You don't have to be an evil person to start doing evil things..
"liberation front" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Air force veteran had no family and thousands of people showed up to the funeral of a person. They did not know that's an amazing thing. Here's a picture if you can't see it of a line of cars. It's like field of dreams a line of cars stretching off into the horizon. For people showing up to pay homage to air force veteran with no family who's buried after fears that no one would actually attend his funeral. It's an amazing amazing thing is amazing country. Really is is so many good people in this country. And the fact that some people in politics wanna polarize us from one another so we can attack each other's wealth or attack each other by density group. It's really it's really gross. This is what America is all about people showing up to the funeral of a person who didn't do, you know, the highest form of charity. It says it Jewish thought is going to somebody's funeral because its charity that can never be reciprocated. Obviously, the fact that Americans still understand that they owed something veterans who with whom they are not related is just it's an amazing thing. Okay. Other things that I like today. So it's amazing. How members of the LGBT community are considered a one giant one giant kind of intellectual block that obviously is not true. And simply is not true. If you're a lesbian or gay person. There's no reason that you should buy into the propaganda. This just that men can become women and women. Become men, and yet if you are a lesbian or gay person who believes in biological sex. You will be ostracised just the same way any conservative would be. So for example, there was a there was a an event at Heritage Foundation and caravans feminist lawyer and spokeswoman for women's Liberation Front. Spoke against the so-called equality act, denouncing the transgender and gender identity movement is anti woman and anti lesbian in particular. Which makes perfect sense. I mean, if you are lesbian, presumably, you prefer members of your same sex will in order for that's make any sense sex has to be a non changeable category. Otherwise, a man could be a woman. We have seen weird situations like this on my. My sister used to teach at a college. And she told me that there was a situation in which a man who identified as queer right meeting that he was not straight and a woman quite dented as transgender and queer ended up marrying each other. So it was just a man and a woman marrying each other. But they had weird labels that they had attached to those elves, but it's just normal marriage. But apparently if you are in the lesbian gay community. You must be forced to abide by dictates that actually make your own view of sexual orientation. Insects realm relatively obsolete. Here are some members of panel at Heritage Foundation talking about this. The commission as the only lesson. So neighbors dating biological vacs. A month long. I was guilty of violence my mind using mail row. Now's to talk about it convicted male Ramos who I intend to five as transgender and prefers female from knows. It doesn't matter that you sexually result in two men and women's prison under being transferred there on his gender identity. Oh, no is far Gordon over me. She call this team than it is for him to rape. They hey that shouli back who is the lesbian talking about this. It is pretty amazing. It is pretty busy. But that is the world in which we live and it's pretty ugly world. Okay. Time for some things that I hate..
"liberation front" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"And this. Making clear that while I tried to each lasted minutes, give to the boss and the mom. One of the stand dimension those all in. I am deeply concerned about owns adage anything. Because leave one of them the. It's not simply brutalize process goals on in in all on his face and seek to destroy on. We add in cynicism to the process of that. They must know the area that none of the things we played to be fighting on really involved for long. They must know that. That government is sent them struggled upon. The more sophisticated showed the realigns the on the side of the wealth and the secure while create a Haley somehow this madness seat. We must stop. I speak as a child. And to the suffering of the nam. I speak for lands being laid waste homes being destroyed who's coaching being subvert speak of speak. Father of America will of crisis match ups Hopes and home. doubt that corruption and the. I speak as a citizen of the world the world stands at the path taking I speak as one who loves America to the leaders of our own nation. Great initiative and this war. Initiative to stop. It must be. This is a message of the great Buddhist leaders of the at Phnom recently. One of them wrote these words. Each day the wall on that. He could face it. And the heart of the. Then the hawks those humanitarian instinct. Americans of even that friends and becoming. It is jury as the Americans who calculate so carefully on the muzzle Bility's of military victory. Not mail is the process in curve, carring, psychological and. In America, never gained the image and freedom and democracy length image bombs and militarism unfold, we continue down in my mind, and the mind the world we have a lot of any tensions in Vietnam. We stop out all people the world were eleven though. Them to see this is some horrible clumsy. And again, we have decided to play the world the in territory of America that we may not be able to achieve in the mand admitted we have been wrong from the beginning of our invention. That we have been inviting Vietnamese people. Situation these one which we must be rented to turn. From wade. Combs. And the we should take initiative and bring to this tragic world, I would like to just five three things I've ever mentioned. Who began the long process of extricate ourselves from this is coming. Number one, all mommy off from South Vietnam. To the Clary unilateral cease fire in the hope that such action create that go. Three immediate status who prevent other battleground and south east Kerr telling onto the tear in Thailand interference in. Former realistic accept the fact that the National Liberation Front had substantial support in southeast Phnom about more than any leaning negotiations. And if you chip Lomb government find set of that we will remove all foreign troops from Vietnam in the nineteen fifty four Geneva. The hot. How?.
"liberation front" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Enjoy words signing Landry. Whether they think we. Ladies weapons on them. Justice Chamblain's tested out in medicine in new tortures in the concentration camps. Well, van that in the Vietnam plane into the building. Is it on the boss one? We have the straw, most general institutions, the family the minute we have destroyed about land. We have a long rated refreshing. And the question of the nation's only mum communist revolutionary political force unifying Moonies check. We have supported the peasants side. We have rented that women show kill them. Now that is left of Bill on that soon. The honest saw the physical on remaining would be found that I'm here. And then the concrete of the concentration camps we call for the five him. Cousins may well under we planted there. I'll do the such round these. We've blamed them for such thoughts. We must speak for them. And raise questions they cannot rating these two broker. Perhaps the more less necessary time is to speak for those have been designated as. What of the National Liberation Front? That's strange. The anonymous rookie all these comments. What they think of the United States of America. They realize we Midi Libre refreshing and grow DM, which to bring them into being resistance asylum. What they think about going to the five which led valley on out on the integrity speak of resin from the norm that one nothing more incentives in long. The trust. Anomaly charged with violence after the murders. Rain the VM John's them with bottoms while we've ever women the death into that land, surely must understand that feeling even do not gone. Surely, we must see that the men whose. Chris them to that bound Schiller. We must be that I own computerized planners destruction symphony while that greatest. They just when ficials know them. Is less than five percent communist yet, insist on giving them the blanket made whether they be thinking when they know that we all have untold make sections of Vietnam, and yet the appear ready to allow actions in which this hide Auburn is political power government have. They add. How can speed of free elections when the side on fresh sensitive by the military there surely right to one kind of new government.
"liberation front" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Yvonne with NewsHour live from the BBC in London. To the Philippines, now are nearly three million people are voting in a plebiscite to ratify the landmark BangsaMoro on Ganic law. This is a law that gives autonomy and possibly more territory to the region in Mindanao home to the country's Moro Muslim minority. The vote would give closure to a seventeen year peace deal signed between the Moro Islamic Liberation front and the Philippine government after years of conflict a short time ago. We spoke to Richard, hey, Darren a political scientist and also of the rise of duty, the Muslim minority in the Philippines. Essentially developed very distinct sets of institutions from the Catholic Christian majority Latinos and for the past half century, they have been fighting through different insurgency and Islamist groups for certain measure of independence and autonomy. So through the establishment of the so-called done some or political entity the national government. Which is dominated by the Christian majority wants to give greater political economic and social cultural autonomy to the Muslim majority regions of the Philippines. And then that they hope to heal the wounds and historical injustices against the Muslim minority in the Philippines. Okay. So you talk about healing wounds and trying to address the historic injustices suffered by the Muslim minority. There is still fighting going on in Mindanao, though, isn't there with with the Moro Islamic Liberation front? Still physically fighting director, and is part of the peace process between the national government and the more Islamic Liberation Front. Which is the most powerful insurgent groups, we at least around forty thousand active troops the security challenges pay mardi coming from ISIS. Affiliated groups like obviously yards and bounce Amaury slung freedom fighters, soft, which are actually splinter groups and hard light elements of the more mainstream insurgent groups stuck I. Who separated because they disagreed with the peace process. So the referendum is a way by which natural government together. The more moderate leadership of MLS, they hope to create a political solution to degree is underground. So that they can isolate the ISIS affiliated more extremist groups so DC's also bought dealing with terrorism and extremism true, given greater political autonomy to the Muslim minority in the Philippines. Is it your view though, that those extremist groups will still continue to exist? Even if this vote goes the way of the moderate Muslims. So there are many problems as far as referendum is concerned. There are still a lot of groups who do not want to join the bonds tomorrow because they believe that the banks are more will be dominated by the AM MILF's, and this is where you see issues of ethnic and tribal divide. And then you also former rebel insurgent groups such as the more National Liberation Front. Which is the mother. Some members of which also do not agree with this because they feel that they're going to lose their kind of power influence, and then you also have certain political dynasties and warlords who do not also want to be party to bounce more because they wanted to maintain their on our, and there there are a lot of also Muslims who are fierce about joining this some more experience or experiment because they're not sure whether to MILF's leadership are capable of transforming into effective political class. In addition to the ISIS and dice, affiliated groups who will try to disrupt the referendum process and the process of political transition, even assuming the referendum goes through and get some vote. And what about president details as position he has been vocal about supporting the vote on what's in it for him. I don't trust is very much criticized for his human rights record, and scorched earth, Warren draws. But when it comes to the issue of addressing historical injustices in Mindanao and bringing about peace and. Prosperity. Meanwhile, is actually much more progressive than not a lot of his counterparts. He has gone the extra mile to push for the passage of the bounce some more organic law which allows reduced referendum to even though. There was a lot of public backlash stake a lot of his political capital for this. And I think he has to be credited for debt after political, courage and conviction. Political scientist, Richard. Hey, Darren speaking to us from Manila..
"liberation front" Discussed on Kickass News
"Well, brief I went to an anarchist phase when as a teenager use the sixties, I mean, I had especially the French who pushed it, very hard. I like to tell the story that would cured me of my anarchism was kind of argument I had with my parents over the dinner table, and they said, and I said, well, people are cooperative. They don't need men with guns to to to prevent them from killing each other and killed others. Just obviously, immoral and dandy irrational. And it's only because we have governments that force people to declare. They are what their property is. That people start a fight over otherwise people just share. They said, well, what do you think would happen if the police ever vanished then? Well, people would who needs the beliefs be would just call. You know, this was the late sixties by this is in Montreal where I grew out and Montreal every public sector sooner or later goes on strike, you know, one month, it's the the the the letter carriers than it's the nurses than it's the the firefighters. Anyway, one time the policemen went on strike and within hours there were riots. There were shootings there were really lootings down downtown that call in the Mounties to restore order. So that that kind of not for the first time, you know, mom and dad were right. And they're they're no it also son was wrong. And I like to tell us what he had gave me an appreciation. That may be a government is such a thing. After all. So the turbulent sixties were turbulent and Canada's well because I guess for some reason probably. Because you know, we always think of the draft dodgers, or whatever the conscientious objectors who went off during Vietnam to Canada in America. We think of Canada's being a a little bit more pacifistic. It was I mean candidate did not have urban riots in the sixties. It did not I was not involved in in Vietnam. So this was more the kind of Gallic culture of public service unions going on strike every once in a while, you're actually are even though it took place jazz sixties, it wasn't cursor to the yellow vests or. Well, it's actually kind of is does that just being a pain in the neck? Yeah. And funny because I've been to Canada specifically took we're back a couple of times. And I don't think of them as agitators because everyone's so incredibly polite nights in in Quebec in there was a terrorist movement, the F L q the Quebec Liberation Front, which I advocated for Quebec independence, and in what someone was called the October crisis in October, nineteen seventy they kidnapped the minister of labor and strangled him to death. They kidnapped a British envoy and kept him hostage for several weeks. Pierre Elliott Trudeau the prime minister of the time declared martial law so they were soldiers on the street corners, but the F L Q on the deliverer soon to kick back killed one person blew up a couple of mailboxes, and then kind of fizzled into oblivion so that Batra terrorism Canadian style. So did you grow up speaking, French or English? You know, I'm I'm embarrassed to say, I grew up speaking English. I learned. French really will. I Quebec was pretty segregated. When I grew up in Montreal. Especially really interesting. I didn't know that is a western half of the city that was anglophone eastern half. That was francophone and still partly troop not as severe that was when I grew up someone's call us, the Koubek Rhodesians. That's right. And this was in Montreal Montreal. Yeah. Yeah. I've only been there twice. And I have to say I've kind of I think experienced the best in the worst of it because I've been in Montreal during the summers, which are amazing just lovely and every day. There's something going on because you get three months of really good weather, and then it turns.
"liberation front" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"That have done all sorts of crazy things to shoot up a bunch of congressman, and I'm not gonna weigh the benefits or costs of that. And then there's groups like Alf and elf Alf being the animal Liberation Front. The earth Liberation Front economic Ecolo ecological. Yeah. The north west and people used to spike trees to Jan protect the Al habitat here. They spike trees to get the sap of it. But I don't think that's the same thing. You're talking different different. Spike, spike. Yeah. Cannot turn a minute y'all talking about the crypto currency. If you had a limited scale over time to fees on that would that hundred dollars dwindle down to nothing because of the fees. Well fees are a part of some crypto currencies and they're negligent her negligible in other crypto currency. So right. So about a year ago, let's say two years ago to one year ago, there was a huge bike in bitcoin fees. Right bitcoin fees were a couple of pennies, and then they were dead quarter. And then they were fifty cents in a buck. And I think at the highest point the average fee hit somewhere around thirty four dollars a transaction that transaction fee. It's not a fee for holding. Correct Korea would never never happen. If you were just holding onto, but if you're using a frequently that would be an issue, it's not like a Bank account where you get charged every month when you're below a balance if you just want to buy buy and hold I don't see how you would be paying transaction. He does until you exchange it for something else or spend it, right? You don't. But in the transaction fee question that's pretty much become a non-starter with bitcoin. It's still there. But you know, that's supply and demand. If you want your transaction process quickly, you can pay you can it's an option to pay transaction right faster. I mentioned to earlier today. Using dash where I think my fee was two tenths of a penny. And maybe. Maybe. Yeah. Yes. Cryptos to where the fees are basically non-existent right at one time. There were a lot of bad wallet. Have there been cleaned up toward this not as many crooks taking your money? I'd say they're fewer than there were in the past. But right, there's still some I would say unscrupulous things going on was Waller. Precaution. Yeah. The best precautions old onto your own keys and don't trust anybody else with your bitcoin. Which is another thing that they're celebrating today. Right. There's actually a bunch of articles. And Joe thank you for a bunch of articles about proof of keys. Yes. That's that's going around today. And it's a good idea. Basically what that means is with bitcoin. If you have a bitcoin that is your bitcoin is long as you're the one who controls the private key, the private key is like a key that goes into lock that locks it, and if you have that and nobody else does your safe your bitcoin safe. Right. But if you trust that key to somebody else like in some wallets, they they hold your private guppies, then you can exchange or exchanges. That's another good example. You don't really own your bitcoin. Somebody else has the same access to it as you do. Right. It's kind of like putting something in a safety deposit box at the Bank, and then trusting the Bank to hold the key to unlock the safety deposit box good analogy, and that's the big thing. And and that's why. A lot of a lot of us advocate controlling your own keys. Don't trust somebody else with them. You have control of right? And there are a lot of wallets now that you can cheers from where you know, they give you the keys like you can download the file and here are the keys, right? Do they have it still you can basically look at the.