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Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
"national liberation army" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
"Seized at gunpoint by members of the west Papua national Liberation Army, the TPN PB. Who then torched his airplane. That's not nice. There were 5 passengers on the flight, but there has been no word about what happened to them. The rebels, there are some tribes over there that are, what are the 8 people? What is it called? I don't think you still happens, but they were one of the last places in the world where you could still find headhunters, and they used to shrink the heads. Oh boy. Anyway, maybe that's what happened to the passengers. I don't know. The rebels have been demanding that flights to paro cease, and say they won't release this pilot from New Zealand until the gain independence from Indonesia. Okay. The group claimed the responsibility in a Facebook post on Tuesday. TPN PB has admitted the responsibility for the burning of the plane and taking hostage of ASUS air pilot, who was a citizen of New Zealand, and we keep our promise and our politically responsible, it said in the statement. Indonesia has control the region since 1969 and the rebels have been fighting it ever since. Indonesia considers the TPN BP to be a terrorist organization. New Zealand isn't commenting. I think he's still there. He's still there, huh? Liz? Okay. Oh, that's not good. Well, I've no doubt they'll negotiate their way out of this, but it's the remote plants of happy New Guinea are pretty inhospitable, and I don't suppose they're anywhere close to what we would term civilized. So I expect this poor chap having a bit of a rough time of it while they try and work out what they're going to do with them and if they're going to use him to get their aims. I don't think the indonesians are going to give up any grip on the country just because of this event, but it certainly has hit the news. So the Papua New Guinean rebels are in a back on front page headlines. Exactly. I don't know about you, but something about this picture is it looks, I don't know. It looks familiar to me. I think, oh, that's it. Okay. If you're listening to the audio only podcast, you have to watch the videos. To see the picture I threw up there. And threw up is probably a great word for it. Okay. Moving on to this next one from paddle your own canoe. A small fire inside New York JFK's terminal one led to big consequences with a 16 hour flight to nowhere when an air New Zealand flight from Auckland was forced to return to the aurora New Zealand. Yeah, a place in New Zealand, after the New Zealand. Oh, that's their Maori name. Oh, that's their indigenous peoples name? Or New Zealand? Oh, okay. Well, why did they do that to me? They could have just said New Zealand. I believe that means white, a long white cloud. That's right. Liz says you are correct, sir. Anyway, so a 16 hour flight to nowhere where when an air New Zealand flight from Auckland was forced to return to New Zealand after it had already made it halfway across the north Pacific Ocean en route to New York. The fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning at JFK. It was quickly and safely extinguished, but not before it damaged power systems that left the entire terminal without power. Terminal one serves around 20 foreign airlines, and while some carriers. They would never fire in one of the domestic terminals. All the American Airlines now are some of the following Blake's mister conspiracy theory. Terminal one serves around 20 foreign airlines while and while some carriers were able to divert aircraft into other terminals, others were told there was simply no spare capacity, and that they wouldn't be allowed to land at JFK on Thursday. Air New Zealand found itself marked as one of the airlines that wouldn't be allowed to land at JFK, but not before its ultra long haul NZ two Auckland to New York flight had already taken off. In fact, by the point that the pilots of the Boeing 7 87 Dreamliner finally learned that power at terminal one wouldn't be restored in time for their arrival, they had already been in the air for more than 8 hours. At this point, that's about ten times longer than my average flight. At this point, the pilots reportedly made a suggestion to at least get the passengers to the United States. I agree. Massachusetts from the flight deck that were obtained by aviation insider ex John NYC on Twitter show how the pilots asked to divert to Houston were passengers could get onward domestic flights or wait in the hotels before continuing on to JFK. When the suggestion was rebuffed, the pilots even suggested a quick pit stop in crew change and some other U.S. city before carrying on to New York. This idea was also declined by the airline. Instead, the aircraft was forced to make a 180° turn and had straight back to Auckland, where the passengers and crew landed 16 hours after taking off from the very same city. A spokesperson for the airline, however, defended its decision to return to Auckland saying in a statement that diverting to another U.S. port would have meant the aircraft would remain on the ground for several days, impacting a number of other scheduled services and customers. I'm not sure
Monocle 24: The Briefing
"national liberation army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"The Catholic Church conducts a historic funeral for Pope emeritus Benedict the 16th we check in live at the Vatican City, where the service is underway. Colombia's government backtracks on an announcement that it had reached a ceasefire with one of the country's largest remaining armed groups. We hear from our correspondent in Bogotá. Then, why Amazon plans to cut more than 18,000 jobs worldwide. And Monica's Laura Kramer is here to bring us the latest from the world of culture, Laura, what do you have for us? Well, move over Elgin marbles. There's a new marble row in town. I'll tell you all about the robots that could take over marble sculpting. All that and more ahead here on the briefing with me, tummy twins. For the first time in hundreds of years, the Vatican is holding a funeral service for a former Pope presided over by the present incumbent the service began this morning after three days in which the late Pope Benedict XVI's body dressed in robes and clutching rosaries has been on display, allowing tens of thousands of mourners to file past. Benedict will be buried in a crypt beneath St. Peter's Basilica that holds the tombs of more than 90 of his predecessors. He died, of course, that we can, age 95 after many years of illness. Well, for more on this, joining us now from Vatican City is Francis Rocco Vatican correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, Francis good afternoon, two thanks for being with us. Describe the described a scene and the atmosphere that we heard a little snippet of some of the somber music that had been playing. What's happening there? Well, it was a square was pretty much full as you saw. And it was a gray kind of chilly day. Whether over the previous days was a very mild, but today was appropriately funeral. It was a, you know, nothing like this. John Paul's funeral in 2005, which was just massive. You had some 2 million people arriving heads of state and government. This was more low key, but it was still pretty grand and solemn. Yeah, and so I wanted to ask you a little bit about this question already of legacy. If it's not a delicate to do it on this day itself, of course, it's interesting what a sort of standard bearer for the more conservative wing of course of the church that Benedict was and obviously that does set him at odds with Francis who's more of a sort of reformist character. Is there a sense almost palpable sense where you are of a church that still kind of pulled in different directions? Maybe down a bit to the differing characters of these two men? very much so, and I think today won't change that will only make it more so, perhaps. I think a lot of people were expecting to we're waiting to hear what Francis would say. Would he pay tribute to his predecessor in a very strong way? Would he try to interpret his predecessor in a way that was more in harmony with his own approach? He didn't do anything. He hardly mentioned him. He gave a very generic homily that, you know, one could read into and sort of make connections with, but he hardly mentioned Benedict. And I think that will disappoint a lot of people because Benedict himself, just when he was still a cardinal, gave the eulogy for John Paul the second in 2005 and it was totally different. It was a biography basically John Paul the second as a kind of model for a Christian and it was very, very emotional and very passionate. And this was nothing like that. Well, yeah, and it's interesting, isn't it that one of the criticisms, I suppose, of Benedict, while he was in the role and indeed in the years since he moved aside, was this idea that, you know, he would put protecting the church ahead of anything else. You know, he sought to do that at all costs. Do you think that there is still a pressing need for the church more broadly to sort of address that idea and some of the kind of contradictions implicit in that? Because the contradictions of defending the church, particularly on what, sorry? Well, just at all costs, obviously, in particular, in his case, it was to do often with suggestions of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, but there was always this suggestion wasn't there that Benedict was a protector of the church as an institution beyond anything else. Do you think there's still much work to be done for the church more broadly now? Well, there's an irony in that anybody who studied it will agree that no one did more than Benedict. When he was a cardinal in the Vatican and then even as Pope, it certainly in the years before to raise awareness of sex abuse into combat it. Now, victims advocates say he didn't do enough. But he certainly was very, very heartily dedicated to that. So I think certainly by the time he had that job, his view of protecting the church would involve exposing that very problem. He hasn't gotten full credit, I think, for that for that record. But so yeah, I would say I'd say that's an important part of his biography that needs to be understood better. Yeah, absolutely. Francis did good to hear from you. Thanks for letting us know what's happening over there. That was Francis rocca Vatican City for us today. Right now, let's cross in here from Emma cell. She's standing by with the day's other news headlines. Thanks, Tom. The deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives was engulfed in crisis for a second day running as fresh rounds of voting failed to produce a winner in the race for speaker. Conservative hardliners have been blocking establishment pick Kevin McCarthy in a string of ballots that has paralyzed the lower chamber of Congress. Australia has confirmed it is purchasing two advanced missile and rocket systems worth over AU$1 billion, including one used by the Ukrainian military, Australia's defense ministry plans to also acquire a weapon locating radar system from the Australian company, CEA. And Afghanistan's Taliban led administration is planning to sign a contract with the Chinese company to extract oil from the amu darya basin in the country's north. It will be the first major public commodities extraction deal the Taliban has signed with a foreign company since taking power in 2021. Those are the day's headlines, back to you Tom. Thank you very much indeed, Emma, more news headlines coming away at the top of the next hour. Now the Colombian government has backtracked on announcement that it had reached a ceasefire with one of the country's largest remaining armed groups, a day after national Liberation Army rebels said they were not going to be part of any such deal. The ceasefire was supposed to usher in a peaceful beginning to the new year and kickstart president Gustavo Petro's ambitious promise to bring total peace to the country after more than 6 decades of conflict and a number of false dawns, while in Bogotá, for us now, is Monaco's Anastasia maloney good morning to you and associate good to speak with you as always. Look, only what four or 5 days
"national liberation army" Discussed on Real Dictators
"It's another 8 years before Mugabe has finally released from jail. By this time, his fellow inmates have chosen him as the new leader of Zanu. Following a vote of no confidence in the previous leader. Doctor chipo Dan dere, is a Zimbabwean born political scientist based at Amherst college in the United States he was educated and he was well spoken. They knew that they needed somebody who would be able to feed this narrative of a public leader. People didn't realize how sinister and how power hungry who would become. But outside the prison walls, almost no one knows who Mugabe is. During his time in jail, zana was built up its military wing. The Zimbabwe African national Liberation Army, or Xander, has been growing. Based in neighboring Mozambique, this guerrilla force has been crossing the border at night to clash with Rhodesian government troops. On occasion, they've battled Joshua and comas rival nationalists as well. And kamo's men are operating out of Zambia. The multi layered conflict has come to be known as the second cima ringa. Harking back to the colonial war in the late 19th century. To cement his position as the new political leader of Zanu. Mugabe knows he will have to get his zanla fighters based in Mozambique on side. Having spent a decade hidden away in jail, that's a tall order. The one man he really needs to win over is zanla's military chief. Josiah tongo gala. During the liberation war, San lo with its very tough and ruthless military commanders, certainly enjoyed a reputation and a standing within the wider movement that eclipsed Robert Mugabe because Robert Mugabe was not a successful combatant. He was a civilian. He was the very antithesis of the big shouldered bombastic military leader. He was seen as quite demure, bookish, the political operator, but certainly not the leader of a successful revolutionary movement, achieved through armed force. The rendition front government released Mugabe from prison in the hope that he would attend peace talks in Zambia. Geared towards a negotiated settlement with the white regime. In fact, Mugabe is bitterly opposed to this notion. He is sure he can beat the enemy on the battlefield. He and Smith is soon regretting his decision to set him free. In April 1975, following the arrest of several close allies. Mugabe is forced underground. He uses his old Catholic networks to evade the authorities. With the help of a sympathetic nun, he smuggled across the Mozambique border. It takes about a year for Mugabe to secure the support of the key guerrillas in Mozambique. And another year before his formerly elected as Zanu president. But gradually, he wins everyone round. He may be bookish. But he carries himself with the steely authority of the headmaster. And the fighting men come to respect his resolve. Despite his slight frame, Robert Mugabe can be an intimidating physical presence. As journalist Nathan Dodson will observe some years later. The first time I actually saw him, I was called, I was not actually dressed for work or anything like that. I had three quarter length shorts. And I remember walking into the state House and one of his press officers at the time says, we can't introduce you to the president dressed like that. So when I did walked into the office, and I remember him just staring at me because the shorts, you know? A friend of mine, another former colleague, said that the first time he met him, when he caught his eyes, he felt very much intimidated. I mean, you can imagine someone to command a guerrilla army had to demand a level of respect. It doesn't have to say anything. He just has to look at you. With his leadership of Zanu signed and sealed, Mugabe throws himself into the chimera. Wisely, he leaves the military strategy to Togo gala. Focusing instead on propaganda efforts within Zimbabwe. As well as securing foreign support for the armed struggle. Despite his Marxist credentials, he finds the Soviet Union largely unresponsive. They were already thrown their hat in with Joshua in combos rival nationalist army. So instead, Mugabe rallies material assistance from the Chinese. Who supplied generous quantities of weapons. That didn't mean that they were the foot soldiers and the proxies of Beijing. But there was a solidarity a broad front, a Popular Front, if you like, in struggling against white minority regimes, which represented white monopoly capitalism. From Mozambique, Mugabe's fight is relied on the support of the local peasantry to carry out their military incursions into Zimbabwe. Those who were caught helping the rebels know they faced devastating consequences at the hands of the radian government soldiers. Gabriel Schumer grew up in chivi, part of Zimbabwe's machine province. During the liberation war he was a child of preschool age. He remembers how, on occasion, the adults in his village would decamp to the mountains to hold all night vigils. Known as penguins for the guerrillas, leaving Gabriel and his siblings home alone. When my mother in the father would go there, they would leave us alone with my sister, my young sister. And they would lock us up in the house. So at one point, when Ian smith soldiers came at night and they found that the village was almost deserted, they guessed that to all intents and papers, these people in cahoots with the comrades were the guerrillas. So they started banning the village down. We were only saved when one of those weird failed it to attend the all night visual, get us screaming and the soldiers, these white soldiers, they turned back broke the door down to find that they were children in there. And that's how we were saved with their rooftopping over. Immediately after we had been rescued. So it was one of those moments when we were young, that remained aged in my early memories.
"national liberation army" Discussed on The Allusionist
"There either. No, the state narratives are very clear and in terms of regular people know people have largely wanted to just get on and also what happened in Singapore and Malaysia was that the colonial period left lots of structures behind and the legacies of colonial rule are still very much with us. So the racialized politics that ensued in Malaysia have a lot to do with how the British structured its administration and how it favored the malays over the Chinese and how it set in place a frame for racialized politics, the detention without trial, legislation has also remained in place both in Malaysia and Singapore. I mean, that also came from colonial legislation, so these laws and these political kind of legacies and structures remain in Malaysia and Singapore and I mean, it's not actually ancient history. It's impacting present day political decisions. So I do think that these histories need to be reckoned with both in the former metropole and in the former colonies. And this is partly why I mean, this is mainly why I do the work, is to try and open up these conversations that may be uncomfortable in both former metropolitan pharma colonies, but there is so much work to do. It's not funny. It's so much what to do. Some of the workers reminding people that it happened at all, worth noting that many documents relating to British colonies and their decolonisation were deliberately destroyed by the British government during their operation legacy in the 1950s to 70s. Speaking to people about this history, my impression is that the older generation, the people who were national servicemen or in the military somehow in the late 40s and 50s, remember this very well because many of them were sent to Malaya as national servicemen on their first for them. And then a real kind of void after that somehow. And if the younger generation has any inkling of this history, it's probably in a passing mention in a history book from school. But yes, as a sort of void and lack of remembering around Malaya. I'm not really sure why that is in the British context because in the military manuals of both the Americans and the British, this is celebrated as the textbook case of a successful counter insurgency. By 1960, the communist malayan national Liberation Army was lacking in support, more than a million Chinese people in Malaya were no longer being denied citizenship, so they ceased to be mobilized about that. Malaya had become independent in 1957, so what were the liberation forces fighting for anymore, like many emergencies, this one had an abrupt cataclysmic start and a long waning end. The malayan government officially declared the emergency over on the 31st of July 1960, and the conflict was counted as a win for Britain. And this is a curious thing to me. The British are not usually shy to brag about their military victories. But I'd never heard about this one. I don't think there's any kind of physical monument to this war in Britain that I've come across. I think it's interesting because so I think all of these kind of colonial wars which often known from the British perspective are small wars, right? Small force, much less small if you happen to be in Malaya at the time that these kind of small wars which happened after the Second World War. I think there's a couple of things going on why they're not kind of these celebrated things. I think firstly, actually the murkiness of them happening in decolonization and leading up to the decolonization means even if Britain did kind of quote unquote win. This one, it happens in the context of lots of other wars that are going on that Britain's involved in which are also kind of ending up with decolonisation. It's very difficult to take any of these as meaningful strategic victories. Was a small war one where there wasn't a huge British body count. Essentially, it has to be seen in the context of the Second World War. So a small war is also a war that doesn't have a kind of civilian aspect to it. It doesn't involve Britain itself, but yeah, essentially, it's one that involves some British forces being sent out or perhaps even just British colonial forces in the area already responding. I suppose why it's not memorialized in a big way is scale. Malaya was a small colony in size and in population and in terms of deaths in this war, not so many people died. The total deaths on all sides, number around 12,000, although there were also people who disappeared who may have been killed in the conflict but are not officially counted with the dead. The numbers we do have are about 500 British troops, 1300 colonial police, and on the malayan side, around 6700 of the fighters and more than three and a half thousand civilians. I mean, I wouldn't say small, but you know, in comparison to other places, relatively smaller number of people who died in this conflict. Maybe for those reasons it's not memorized that much. I think in Britain as well, there's a huge sense of fatigue around war and warfare after the Second World War, which means that these things just don't get celebrated in Britain and then it also became subsumed by the contemporaneous wars that were fought in what became the Cold War in Asia with the dominoes falling, and then the global Cold War. So it was subsumed by the memory of I suppose the Korean War and then subsequently end more potently the Vietnam War. America's war in Vietnam. And then they become quite controversial quite quickly, so Malaya becomes controversial in the context of the Malay massacre actually and then there's this huge kind of moment in the late 1960s when a lot of ghosts of the malayan emergency get drugged up and the fact that Britain had taken part in war crimes and had their own kind of my lame massacre in Malaya gets pulled up. One of the lies around imperial history, I think, is that nobody knew any different or people didn't criticize the empire at the time and that's very untrue. Not even just people in the colonies obviously quite critical of empire whilst it was happening. But people in England are very critical of these things. Malaya was very criticized as it was happening. In what ways were people criticizing the empire at the time. You have criticism I think of empire and lots of different levels in Britain. You have activism around diasporic communities, so people who are from Kenya or Malaya or the Caribbean in Britain who are very critical of these empires and these imperial wars that are happening. If criticism coming from places within Britain as well, the movements sometimes around universities around public speaking clubs, you have protests and things like this, very grassroots organizations. So there's anti empire criticism on a lot of scales and then you have ordinary soldiers who are involved in these things who come back and might be quietly critical to their friends and family who might have had their experience of empire very shaped by their experience of taking part in one of these wars. And he might come back from that wanting to celebrate their role in it, but might come back from that with a sense of shame or feeling. Of criticism of imperialism more generally. There's something about the British that there's not so much permeation of the colonial culture somehow, even in terms of food. So Malaya is not really remembered as a colony. People remember India. That's the big one, but Malaya is not really, I think, on the radar. There's a sort of sense and you get this with decolonisation across all of the European empires. Once you start fighting as a European side, you've essentially lost. And it might take a long time. It took France a long time in Algeria to recognize that they had lost. It takes Portuguese on a very long time in Angola and Mozambique to recognize that it's lost, but once you start fighting, you're not going to stop fighting and then go back to having a colony. You fight until the point of decolonisation. Because as it as a kind of metropole once you've started having to put forth in. Every Tenet that colonialism rests on has been destroyed. If you are a civilizing mission as Britain, if you are if you are the only people who can keep this country profitable, if you're the only people who can make sure that this country runs as it should do. And then you're pouring troops in and killing civilians in the street. You've lost, right? You've already lost. And so I think the length of time that this goes on for is another reason why it's not really talked about and can't really be celebrated because it really signals the end of the empire, I think.
"national liberation army" Discussed on The Allusionist
"Could be the case. The British were not bound by wartime laws regarding, for example, torture, beheadings, internment camps, killing on armed civilians using the recently invented agent orange because it wasn't a war, right? We might also see it as the British government wanting to define these things as periods of civil unrest. Rather than as wars because wars implies perhaps Civil War and Civil War implies the sense of two sides, one of which might be fighting for freedom. If you're talking about a period of civil unrest, it's very contained. It's very interior. It's something which is going to come to an end on the colony is going to continue as usual. So it might be about framing these things not as a kind of war with two sides, which implies the existence of a nation in Malaya or in tenure or in Borneo that have rights around their own identity, but instead a kind of a minor skirmish happening within the territory that Britain controls that will eventually kind of sort itself out. Some of the language I've seen in British sources describing the millennium emergency barely even makes it seem like there was another side at all that the British forces spotted a little bit of bother and put a lid on it. You often see that language about Britain putting down an uprising quelling an uprising and it gives you very little sense of why people are rising up who's involved in this uprising. Is this 50 people? Is this the entire population what's motivating them? So it's not just that it makes it very one sided and it makes very much about Britain kind of firefighting in an empire that they have legitimate control of. It's also that it makes it very difficult to understand the motivation behind this, which is itself kind of something that happens a lot during empire of course because Britain's overriding sense that imperialism is correct. Means that anti imperial activism is given very short shift and it's not taken seriously at all. In the motivations behind anti imperialism are not taken seriously and Malaya is complex in terms of the different sides in terms of what people want or wars are, but malaria is complex because of the regional context, but calling it an uprising which has to be quelled doesn't really take seriously the idea that there might be people who have a cause that they're fighting for. The cause being malayan independence and most of the people fighting for it in this conflict were ethnically Chinese malayans who were communists. Ended up being a 12 year war that the British fought against local anti colonial guerrilla fighters. Here is a very brief and much oversimplified background about a situation that involves several different lands and people from a range of places backgrounds ethnicities and political sympathies. Having traded there since the 1600s, from the late 1700s, the British had been taken control, piece by piece of what is now called Malaysia. Then, from 1942 to 1945, Japan occupied Malaysia, Borneo and Singapore, and for that time, the British and the Chinese malays had something in common, wanting to oust the Japanese, the colonial government cooperated with and funded and armed the newly formed malayan people's anti Japanese Army, the majority of whom were ethnic Chinese. But while the British would not in charge, there was a growing movement for independence within the region, so then when the British resumed control in 1945, it was not popular. Nor was the malayan union they then formed, which the Malay people objected to so much that it was replaced in 1948 by the malayan federation, which the Chinese malays felt was way too under the thumb of the British, and though they had fought alongside the British against the Japanese so recently they had since been in conflict with them over poor wages and working conditions facing beatings, deportations and death. In retaliation against the killings of left wing activists, Chinese Malay communists murdered three British plantation owners and in retaliation against that, the British outlawed the malayan Communist Party and declared the state of emergency. 12 years of brutal conflict ensued, with the British destroying farmland and homes and forcing half a million rural malayans, the majority of whom were ethnic Chinese into what were euphemistically called new villages, which were actually internment camps. This was to cut off the guerrilla fighters from their sources of support. There were an estimated 7 to 12,000 guerrilla fighters in the malayan national Liberation Army, most of their ethnic Chinese, so they were outnumbered more than 20 times over by the combined British and allied troops and police. Much of the fighting took place in rural areas out of the view of most of the population, and the people of Malaya weren't united against the British, in fact many of them were in favor. We have to remember that this war was a sectional war. It was a war that was fought by a certain section of mainly Chinese population in what was in Malaya. And even amongst the Chinese population, there were people who were very pro British and pro colonial and pro business. And those people eventually ended up forming an alliance with the state, the colonial state, under the MCA, the MCA being the malayan Chinese association, the political party formed in 1949 in Concord with the British. This is a very, very broad generalization and very unscientific. But even within my own family, so my father's side of the family, my paternal grandfather was the one who was an anti colonial activist and journalist and paid the price with his life, but my maternal grandfather was pro British. And he calls it up to the British robber state managers and he managed to send 8 out of his ten children to England to school. So even amongst their relatives of mine were now British, but previously Malaysian, there's very little interest even to remember this conflict. I think they find it very curious that I've spent almost a decade of my life dealing with this history. It's their own history, but they are very, very far removed from it. It can have a good relationship with the colonial state and therefore the colonial narrative, and they do take on the colonial administration's judgment and conclusions about what this war was for and what it was about. It was a bunch of communist terrorists trying to destabilize the state and undo malayas prosperity and things like that. So this is the narrative that they believe. Maybe it's less painful to believe that in a way. It's less before it's more convenient and so, yeah, I do think that there is some kind of. Lack of remembrance around this, but where people remember this will also, for instance, in Singapore Malaysia, it's almost a cliche to say this amnesia around this, but I think it's actually not amnesia. I think it's more akin to not having the words actually to describe the memory that one might have. So it's also not talked about that much
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"national liberation army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Know, the Bank of England is predicting that we're going to have 13% inflation in October that they wanted something that matches the cost of living that their fears in. Tell us what kind of disruption this will cause. And which areas of the economy will be affected. Felix saw is the country's busiest port. It's kind of unclear as to just how much disruption this is going to cause. It's not a just in time port. There's a great deal of stock still left at the port. I think logistics UK, they're the transport body has said it's not expecting massive disruption. So there's not panic yet, but if the strikes continue after this, it did a period and that might change. It's just one of many strikes we've just had and strikes that are possibly coming up. And the country is facing energy price hikes plus a new prime minister in September. It does feel like the country is in for a difficult time, right? You often hear about a winter of discontent, but we're sort of in the middle of a summer of discontent as it stands. So you've got rail workers on strike, but you've got royal mail workers head to walk out, teachers potentially going on strikes straight, perhaps even nurses. For the new prime minister, this is a party leadership contest that has been played out with a very specific group of people at the moment. I don't know whether both of their tones may become more conciliatory when they take office. They both talked about the need for some peer strength because they're concerned that inflation busting pay rises might lead to the kind of wage price spiral that we saw in the 1970s, which is also a risk when you consider that the country is likely to enter a recession a recession which is three quarters long. It's a very difficult picture for whoever takes office. That's Rachel, we are mouth, deputy political editor of the new statesman. On the latest strike to hit the UK this summer. You're listening to NewsHour from the BBC. I'm Audrey Brown. President Gustavo Petro of Colombia has told the military to prepare to become an army of peace after removing a major obstacle to negotiations with the last act of guerrilla group, the ELN. Speaking at a cadet academy in front of newly appointed military leaders, mister Pedro said troops had to switch their focus to threats to national sovereignty from abroad, including from drug trafficking gangs. He said the Colombian people wanted to see a change in the role of the military. If we want peace, it will not come through unlawfulness or guns. What makes it possible to reach peace is unity between the military and its people. That's what we have to reach because it has been broken in many parts of the country. Joining us now is Megan Janet ski who's a freelance journalist based in Colombia. Welcome to NewsHour, Megan. Just tell us more about this announcement. How significant is it? Yeah, absolutely. So Gustavo Petro is Columbia's first leftist leader and also an ex insurgent who went through his own peace process a long time ago and basically this announcement could, you know, if Columbia and its biggest Korea group, the national Liberation Army, were to sign peace accords. It could be this new president's legacy. And in a country that's struggled with armed conflict for decades and is facing deepening conflict right now. It could shift a lot of the regional dynamics and lower violence in a lot of parts of the country that are being torn by currently. There have been numerous attempts at the peace deal with the ELN, so how confident are the people of Colombia that this time it will be successful. You know, will people are skeptical also because you have to remember that this is, again, a country torn by decades of conflict and a lot of people have been victimized by, if not this guy than other armed groups. So there's always a deep distrust of our groups. And then this piece talk looks to have a bit more potential than past conservative governments. Simply because a lot of these past governments have been a lot of about force against these gurias and fighting this war. And this is a president that is promising to usher in an era of quote unquote total peace. So it's generating more trust likely with these gurias that are going to be negotiating. So it could significantly shift shift things. Yeah, it's a big deal, I think. You've been on the border of Colombia and Venezuela where the alien have been active. So what are people there been telling you? Yeah, I mean, this is the place that essentially the hub for the ELN, the very, very important area in which they use to escape the grasp of Colombian authorities. And a lot of people have been terrorized by this group and they're just hoping that there's a ceasefire soon and that a peace pack is really signed because it could literally mean life or death for them and their families. Now that have been peace deals with other groups, how successful have they been, is there a blueprint that's being followed? Yes, I mean, there have been various negotiations. The most recent piece packed we've seen is with the Colombian guria group the farc in 2016. In largely due to failures in government implementation, it has been a very troubled process. And that's another reason why perhaps the ELN would walk with a bit more skepticism is Columbia has an entirely followed through with their promises, but because we again have this different kind of leader, there might be more of a generated trust that you wouldn't see otherwise. But previous previous accords have been a mix of success. But the most recent one is even struggling to move forward. It's actually a large campaign promise of petros is to implement the previous piece accords. So he's kind of juggling these two different deals with these groups. Thank you very much. That's Megan Janet ski, a freelance journalist based in Colombia. Now Singapore's prime minister said the country will end its ban on sex between men, but he also said it will take steps to defend the institution of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Lee San lung said Singapore society was becoming more accepting of gay people and the British colonial era law was now out of date. The legal ban on sex between men, while not enforced, has long been criticized by LGBT activists, although many more conservative citizens still support it. Joining us now from New York is Jane Barry Moran director of research and program strategy at out leadership. She's a leading voice in advocating for pathways to success for LGBT individuals in the workplace. Welcome
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"Used and I would say abused for the purposes of exercising social power to silence debate. So we ask is cancel culture toxic. All this and more coming up unintelligent squared U.S.. First, the news. Hello, I'm Eileen McHugh with the BBC News. The security forces in Somalia say they have ended a 30 hour siege of the hayat hotel in the capital Mogadishu, there has been no independent verification, but the building had been targeted by heavy weapons and has been largely destroyed. The authorities say all those who remained inside have been killed. The militant group Al shabab says some of its fighters managed to escape is not yet known how many people died during the siege, witnesses say at least 20. Among the reported victims is the hotel zone, is the first major assault by Al shabaab in Mogadishu since the new president took office in May. The BBC's Beverly O Chiang says the militant group is strong. Maintains a lot of presence in the southern and the central regions. They have a stronghold in jail recently there were showing off a hospital that they launched. They have public campaigns. So it's not just about the military strength because they do continuously recruit. It's also about their ideological entrenchment, but also because of lack of government presence in vast parts of central and southern Somalia. Colombia's new left wing president Gustavo Petro has suspended orders to capture and extradite the leaders of a country's last active guerrilla group the ELN. The move is likely to pave the way for official peace talks to resume in the Cuban capital Havana, will Leonardo reports. Gustavo Petro came to power this month promising to bring total peace to Colombia, which has been racked by internal conflict with leftist guerrilla groups for decades. The national Liberation Army or ELN is the last major force standing in the way with hundreds of fighters still believed to be active. Peace talks with a former Colombian government ended in 2019 when a car bomb went off outside a police academy in the capital of Bogotá. Subsequent orders to capture an extradite heel and leaders negotiating in Cuba were rejected by the Havana authorities. Mister Pedro has now dropped these in a gesture that will allow talks to assume. He's also signaled an overhaul of how Colombia deals with illegal drugs, a main income source for the rebels describing the war on drugs as a failure. The body of the former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo santosh has arrived back in Angola after his death in Spain last month. His coffin was greeted by a small crowd of supporters and family members, is concerned that a state funeral in Angola may influence him an intellection, his daughter, cheesy duchess, has accused the current president of using her father's body as a campaigning tool. The World Health Organization says a case of suspected Ebola is being investigated in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, samples have been taken from the body of a 46 year old woman who died in hospital in the town of beni on Monday. If confirmed it will be the second outbreak of the virus in the country this year. The Congolese government said stocks of vaccines were ready in North Kivu province. You're listening to the latest world news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky. New York health department officials have confirmed the state's first known case of monkeypox in a person under 18, a new report on the outbreak shows the virus was detected in the child or teen living outside of New York City, no other information about the case was released. Children in other states, including Texas, California, Florida and Maine have also contracted monkeypox, which primarily spreads through skin to skin contact. New York leads the nation in monkeypox cases with just over 2700 confirmed infections to date, the vast majority of those have been reported in New York City. An additional 130 migrants arrived in New York City on buses from Texas, Wednesday, but immigration experts say if there's a silver lining in the chaotic situation for the newcomers, it is their improved chances of receiving asylum and staying in the country. Austin coker is an assistant professor at Syracuse university's transactional records access clearinghouse. He says 82% of asylum applications in New York are approved compared to just 17% in Houston and 33% in Dallas. Texas governor Abbott is actually sending asylum seekers to a court where they'll actually much more likely to be successful and much more likely to stay in the country. Other immigration experts say asylum seekers are much more likely to obtain legal representation in New York as well as access to shelter and healthcare. The NYPD has adopted an emergency rule on concealed carry handgun permits to fill the gap until new state regulations go into effect September 1st, the NYPD will allow certain applicants who were rejected or given more restrictive licenses in the past three years, the chance to reapply for concealed carry permit at no additional cost for 60 days. The provision comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York State's restrictive law on issuing concealed carry licenses in June, the state's previous proper cause standard was deemed unconstitutional. 83 right now, 71 overnight, partly sunny, and 83 for our high tomorrow. It's 6 O 6. Hello, you're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service with me, Charlotte Gallagher. In the past few minutes, reports from the Somali capital Mogadishu say the security forces have ended a siege at the city's high at hotel. It's the first
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"In its own long fight for independence, Northern Ireland has spawned many such groups, from the Irish national Liberation Army, through the real Irish Republican army, the continuity Irish Republican army, the provisional Irish Republican army, and the Irish national Liberation Army, all of which sounds like a comic Monty Python movie except that each in turn administered beatings kneecapping and murders of any suspected criminal or drug dealer, or suspected disloyal member or British sympathizer. Under the harsh rule of strongman Duterte in the Philippines, Duterte himself has been accused of being linked to vigilante death squads, and he has not denied it. Again, you almost never see women forming such groups, but when they do, they can be quite ruthless. In 2004, 200 women from castor Nagar, India, hacked to death a man, they say raped them with impunity, for more than a decade. Flatly put, secure, content citizens don't resort to vigilante action. It can not thrive in societies where appropriate resources and skill are brought to bear on the administration of criminal justice through proper and adequate provision and training of policing, prosecution services, courts of law, and correctional facilities. Lessen any of these elements, and you release the forces of human exaggeration, vengeance, jealousy, rage, the blood hunt, the personal intoxicating rush, felt by inducing fear in others and similar such poisons in the human soul. Then cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. It's.
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"Who was an ira volunteer was shot by a member of the british parachute regiment in nineteen seventy three while loading a bus with supplies republican prisoners and internees and long cash. He too survived. Another uncle john panel was killed during an internal irish national liberation. Army the ianna. La feud on the fifth of march nineteen ninety-six following the path of family members. Fennel joined the youth wing of sheffield in nineteen ninety seven but left in two thousand and seven when the party accepted the legitimacy of the ps he went on to join the nineteen sixteen societies and belfast a loose collection of republicans. Who shared the overarching. Em of an all ireland vote on irish unity and april twenty fifteen he was a speaker. An easter commemoration in north armagh and in his speech which was posted online. He stated that the armed struggle was legitimate. It isn't enough to shut up. The ira the important thing is to join the ira. He told the crowd. He was charged with encouraging. Terrorism uninviting support for the ira and was remanded mugabe prison for two months before being released with a ban on public speaking and posting online. He was acquitted of the charges in december. Two thousand seventeen on the groins that he was entitled to free speech when expressing his personal opinion in the mid twenty tens fennel became one of the finders of the anti-capitalist sarah party which attracted individuals. Who like him had left shinkin and opposition to ideological our tactical changes within the party. We met in the sarah office on the antrim. Road in belfast. Where crafts like wallets and harps. Mid by sarah members currently held mugabe and port leash prisons are displayed. The issue of prisoners has always been highly emotive an irish republicanism and they're currently upwards of fifty republican prisoners in ireland north and south on charges of ira membership or possession of a weapon with intent to endanger life in the days. After mckee's death. Her friends dipped their hands in red paint and pressed handprints on the wall of the sarah headquarters in derry. Set members responded angrily to this implication that their hands were stained with mckee's blood emphasizing that the organization is completely separate to the new. Ira and that. Sarah played no part in the killing. When signs appeared dairy a few days later warning people not to give information to the police suspicion turned towards sarah. The group is vehemently anti. Ps and i am encourages people not to support the police in any way. The new ira a statement to the irish news. Admitting responsibility for the killing steering and the course of talking the enemy lyra mckee was tragically killed. While standing beside enemy forces the organization offered full and sincere apologies to mckee's family and friends as we sat in the sarah. Office in north belfast. The scene part of the city were mckee was from fennel talked frankly about the killing and its aftermath. The first time that a member of sarah had done so Asked if mckee's death had jeans anything for sarah fennel responded at signs harsh but no at didn't change sarah strategy..
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"Anthony Davis is a security analyst with Jane's Defense Publications based in Bangkok on I asked him if today's capture of that military post was a game changer in Myanmar. It's not a breakthrough, but it zef innately worth reading things into it in the sense that on army base has been overrun, according to the reports that I've been getting 35 tap. Madore, Myanmar army troops have been killed. A large quantity of weapons seized so If, and it's a big if this sort off military success on the part off ethnic forces were to continue in different parts of the country that would have a significant impact on tap Madore morale. But as it stands, the army in Myanmar is a force to be reckoned with about 350,000 men. Absolutely. Yeah, The Chapman door is huge. It's huge. Militarily. It's huge, economically and very obviously, it's been huge, politically. That said, in terms off effective combat troops, I think you can take that figure of 350,000, which is thrown around fairly freely down to probably something like 100,000. Characterized the various combined ethnic armies of Myanmar pitched against the military gente at the moment. What kind of a force do they represent? Well, it's complicated on Corrine Corrine National Liberation Army, which overran the post You referred to earlier today. In the West. You have the Arakan Army That's in Rick Kind State on the Western seaboard. Right now. They are in a day. Facto cease fire with the tap my door. Then in the north, you have the kitchen Independence Army in Cochin State who are like the Corrine very much in hostilities with the tap Madore right now. And in northern Shan state, you have the tongue National Liberation Army, which is a significant force, but which hasn't really Hit out of the tap Madore in recent weeks Now, if the unity of the military began to crack, that would be a real turning point. Wouldn't it? Have the bean? Any defections? Since the coup at the beginning of February. I think what's what's striking when you're talking about the tap. Medora is the extent to which since February 1st. It has been remarkably cohesive. Remarkably keys it and the defections that have taken place, which had been widely commented on particularly into India from Chin state. In the west of the country. These have been mostly Maybe even entirely ethnic chin police. Right. So first of all the police they're not army, and secondly, they are not the majority Bama. Population. They are an ethnic minority themselves, but in terms off Ethnic Bama. Individuals stood alone units. Has been remarkably little in terms of defections. Anthony Davis, their security analyst with Jane's, speaking to us from Bangkok. Spain carried out an experiment last month when it let a crowd of 5000 music fans attended indoor concert with no social distancing. Apart from the mask wearing it was the kind of event that many fans and industry insiders have dreamed off. More than a year now, ticket holders were tested for covert in advance. They were only allowed in after negative result code had been sent to their phones on the result of this experiment, while the organizers of the concert broadly say there's no evidence that anyone who attended was infected with covert, let's hear now from Dr Joseph Lee Bray. He is a researcher at the fight against AIDS and Infectious Diseases Foundation in Spain. And he's one of the scientists involved in this study Joins me live welcome, Dr Liberate. This was a packed crowd. Was it everyone close together singing, shouting to all intents and purposes a normal concert. Yeah, That's it. Thank you for the invitation and good. Absolutely. People were allowed to sing and to dance and to help themselves they were screened in the same day with Assassin copy to one teaching test. Those who had a positive test. We're not allowed to go inside on inside all the concert. They were, they had to wear face official face mask. And there was an improvement elation in the value of that That's off. We're very happy because we have the results. Today we have had a 14 day 14 days community of incidents off the assistance on it was 130 cases per 1000. 100,000 inhabitants, and that's just the house off the off the comm praetor by grand population, So there is no sign that there was any increased risk of Corbett Sascha video transmission inside the event. Okay, Just to be clear. These were non vaccinated concertgoers, and they had what some people call the lateral flow test, whether the one that yields a fast results, one that's been criticized for not always being accurate. Uh, yeah. The Cisco Bto Rapid dentition test. It's a lateral flow test. It gives you results in 10 minutes. It's really cheap. You don't need hospital technology in the lab. Need detects very a cure early people who have the disease in the period where they captions meeting takes. It means only seven or eight days. So you are going to capture less people than with PC, a standard CIA but where you're going to have this exactly the people who have the potential to transmit the infection. So a few people did go on to develop cove it but not necessarily linked to their attendance of this concert, right? Yeah, that's right. Six people were infected. Six among 5000 on at least in four of them were sure that they did not get infection inside a concert in the land. The two remaining ones we can It's impossible to know where they acquire and the infection is. There are no clues. Now There is a danger on a program that's just dealt at length with the chaos in India of the second wave of covert of of implying that there's a green light for people to attend crowded events, and that Things can return to normal with a 10 minute test that that's not the case, is it? Well, uh, this, uh, Mass gathering events captain classified as high priest events because they were crucified a super spreading events because if only a very few people with the potential to spread the infection. And go inside. Even they can spread the infection toe high high number of people. We didn't see that in this study, and this is the second study we do with a first study in December in Barcelona and results were exactly the same potentially very good news in the end for the hospitality industry for the entertainment industry. That's very important. And as you know, in the UK, the public health Service is organizing a 10 to 15 pilot studies, which are going to prove the same strategy in the UK with concerts, socks. L, uh, games and and meetings. Yeah. Thank you very much. Dr. Josep Liberate in Barcelona. You're with the BBC World Service..
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"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. At the current momentum scientists predict the planet's Protective Shield of gas or the ozone layer will be completely a healed as far as some regions of the planet are concerned by the twenty thirties the UN's environmental agency or UNIP has revealed the phase out of control uses of ozone-depleting ozone-depleting substances has not only helped replenish the protective layer for future generations but is also helping guard human health by filtering out harmful rays said unit unit in a statement the recognition of the success comes on World Ozone Day marked on the sixteenth of September this year celebrates thirty two years and healing a a commemoration of the international commitment to protect the ozone layer and the climate under the historic Montreal Protocol which has led to the phase out of ninety nine percent of ozone-depleting chemicals in refrigerators air conditioners and other consumer products we can celebrate success. UNIP said but we must all push to keep hold hold of these gains in particular by remaining vigilant and tackling illegal sources of ozone-depleting substances as they arise and a new humanitarian snapshot snapshot from the UN's or CIA for Asia and the Pacific shows that between intensified conflict and serious disasters thousands remain displaced in the region at least I forty thousand Lao people and twenty four thousand in northern Thailand were counted displaced in the last week with thirty two people reportedly killed all due to severe flooding leading caused by two major tropical storms pull dual and CA- cheeky heavy rains in Bangladesh have flooded Rohinton refugee camps in Cox's Bazar affecting some twenty eight thousand people while in the Philippines moderate to heavy rains wrought by tropical depression Maryland prompted evacuations as high tides damaged homes and caused I river overflows meanwhile in Mar a flare up in conflict between the country's military and Tang National Liberation Army a few days ago displaced more than one thousand in two hundred people mostly elderly children in just three days and armed conflict in south. Sudan has declined in intensity nationwide but sexual sexual violence continues to play communities. UN appointed independent investigators said on Monday in an update to the Human Rights Council the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Said said that women in the northern town of Ben to as well as Yay and wow states say they are still victims of high levels of sexually motivated attacks although the panel's report does is not include the number of incidents chairperson of the panel. Yes means. Suka insisted that rape has not stopped in the east African country. The development follows the expert are group's warning last month that although the overall armed conflict has waned. There's been little progress in adhering to the peace agreement signed by the warring parties in September last year. The commission has also expressed concern at the slow pace of progress in establishing a special tribunal to judge sex crimes which has not started working properly yet Natalie Hutchinson U._N. News.