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"sri preston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:16 min | 3 weeks ago

"sri preston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the certain affairs minister and tweet. Every had. Arianna had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. And she asked. Why are we talking about this? In the U. S the rising tensions air forcing people to take sides. You know, something tells me this election man got partner. He bet Now Haman Publisher contest The honey jar a high No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and the money he raised included thousands of dollars in donations from major supporters of motive, and when that came to light Certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni. He then lost to a man who voted against certifying the electoral college vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports motive. There has to be away for Our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we will have some differences on some foreign policy issues. But recognizing in the domestic policy room that are issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to ruin vehicle. Paul W. N. Y C news for more on this story. Visit gothamist dot com. Time for our documentary, the week with Tom Powers and Rafael and a house and they're the co founders of the Doc NYC Festival and the Pure non fiction podcast. Tom has this week's pick. Working. What makes living Dolly Parton Song was inspired by real secretaries campaigning for better work conditions. Their history is cold in the documentary 9 to 5. The story of a movement. Labor historian Lane Windham describes their breakthrough in the 19 seventies, when the secretary's rose up through 9 to 5. It's almost like the wallpaper came alive. People did not understand that secretaries had this kind of power and could demand this kind of respect. It was shocking Oscar winning film makers Julia Reichert and Stephen Bogan. Our interview women who were on the front lines confronting issues of sexual harassment. Child care and equal pay. Carol Simms was worker in Cleveland, who took strength from the organizing if you handle the problem, Helper employees through a.

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"sri preston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:48 min | Last month

"sri preston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Star Rihanna have to do with farmers in India? Well, she's added her voice to the growing number of Americans supporting the protests in India against that country's prime minister. Double the one my sees a rune vinegar Paul reports on the evolving relationship between the two nations and how it's playing out in the Biden administration in 2008. Days after the election of Barack Obama, an article appeared in Counterpunch, a leftist publication about a member of the president elect's transition team. So anal Shaw The article titled Obama's Indian sided Shaw's involvement in the 19 nineties with Hindu nationalist groups in the Indian diaspora. That and the fact that our parents remained highly active in those groups. As a controversy grew shot, says she turned to powerful people on the Obama team like John Podesta. When I first raised the issue because I had seen what was happening, they sort of laughed because I thought it was dumb. And literally, like, laugh me out of the room and said, Don't waste your time on that stuff we've got other work to do now. Shaw is once again in the news, an Indian publication, said President Biden was blocking any appointees with links to Hindu nationalist groups. Aggressive groups claim this as a victory. But Shaz says she's not interested in a White House job, and an official in the Biden White House told me there is no such policy. The rumor, however, continues to circulate throughout the Indian news media were now taking every single person in South Asian origin that either may want to work in government or want to run for office. And we're holding a test to them. That has nothing to do with what they actually do. In addition to being wealthy Indian Americans now have political clout and representation visibly in the form of the new vice president. There are over four million people of Indian descent in the country and the largest population is right here in the New York City region. 60% of the community views India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably, according to a recent survey, But a rising left leaning movement within the community is challenging the majority last year that translated into protests in New York and 30 other cities against a controversial law in India that critics say could disenfranchise millions of Indian Muslims. Yes, it is a preemptive Effort. On our part, he said. India's Muslims face an existential crisis and that President Biden and newly confirmed Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cannot afford to be soft on the Mod administration. When 200 million lives are at stake. We don't want to wait until it's too late and somebody Very senior in the Tony Blinken administration happens to be, you know, good friend of muddy we had to take preventive action in putting it on the table. So Chitra Vision is a human rights lawyer based in New York and runs the Polish project. An organization that documents state violence in India. Everybody has been silenced. Opposition is completely wiped out, and this includes him off India's most well known thinkers, writers, lawyers, scholars. So now we are in an actual authoritarian regime, where everybody has been silent. That includes much of the Indian media, which is why a single tweet by the American singer Rihanna had such an impact. Now. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted through the foreign celebrities remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the External Affairs Ministry and tweet. Every had Adriana had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. She asked. Why are we talking about this? The U. S the rising tensions air forcing people to take sides. Hello, Subject. This election man. Got a partner. He bet No America publisher wanted. Jonah. Hi. No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and when that came to light, certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni, then lost. A man who voted against certifying the electoral College vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports motive. There has to be away for Our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we will have some differences on some foreign policy issues. But recognizing in the domestic policy room that are issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to

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"sri preston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:57 min | Last month

"sri preston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the External Affairs Ministry and tweet. Every had Adriana had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. She asked. Why are we talking about this? The U. S the rising tensions air forcing people to take sides. Hello, Subject. This election man. Got a partner. He bet No America publisher wanted. Jonah. Hi. No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and when that came to light, certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni, then lost. A man who voted against certifying the electoral College vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports motive. There has to be away for Our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we will have some differences on some foreign policy issues. But recognizing in the domestic policy room that are issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to ruin vehicle. Paul W. N. Y C news Coming up later. On morning edition here on W. N. Y C. Official figures are likely to far understate the U. S. Pandemic. One research team says. If you want to know how many people are currently infected with covert 19, you should multiply the daily new case count by 10. We're really only seeing the tip of the iceberg as to how many people are currently walking around, and unfortunately putting other people at risk. We'll have a closer look coming up.

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1 tweet from Rihanna on farmer protests gets India incensed

Morning Edition

04:48 min | Last month

1 tweet from Rihanna on farmer protests gets India incensed

"Star Rihanna have to do with farmers in India? Well, she's added her voice to the growing number of Americans supporting the protests in India against that country's prime minister. Double the one my sees a rune vinegar Paul reports on the evolving relationship between the two nations and how it's playing out in the Biden administration in 2008. Days after the election of Barack Obama, an article appeared in Counterpunch, a leftist publication about a member of the president elect's transition team. So anal Shaw The article titled Obama's Indian sided Shaw's involvement in the 19 nineties with Hindu nationalist groups in the Indian diaspora. That and the fact that our parents remained highly active in those groups. As a controversy grew shot, says she turned to powerful people on the Obama team like John Podesta. When I first raised the issue because I had seen what was happening, they sort of laughed because I thought it was dumb. And literally, like, laugh me out of the room and said, Don't waste your time on that stuff we've got other work to do now. Shaw is once again in the news, an Indian publication, said President Biden was blocking any appointees with links to Hindu nationalist groups. Aggressive groups claim this as a victory. But Shaz says she's not interested in a White House job, and an official in the Biden White House told me there is no such policy. The rumor, however, continues to circulate throughout the Indian news media were now taking every single person in South Asian origin that either may want to work in government or want to run for office. And we're holding a test to them. That has nothing to do with what they actually do. In addition to being wealthy Indian Americans now have political clout and representation visibly in the form of the new vice president. There are over four million people of Indian descent in the country and the largest population is right here in the New York City region. 60% of the community views India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably, according to a recent survey, But a rising left leaning movement within the community is challenging the majority last year that translated into protests in New York and 30 other cities against a controversial law in India that critics say could disenfranchise millions of Indian Muslims. Yes, it is a preemptive Effort. On our part, he said. India's Muslims face an existential crisis and that President Biden and newly confirmed Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cannot afford to be soft on the Mod administration. When 200 million lives are at stake. We don't want to wait until it's too late and somebody Very senior in the Tony Blinken administration happens to be, you know, good friend of muddy we had to take preventive action in putting it on the table. So Chitra Vision is a human rights lawyer based in New York and runs the Polish project. An organization that documents state violence in India. Everybody has been silenced. Opposition is completely wiped out, and this includes him off India's most well known thinkers, writers, lawyers, scholars. So now we are in an actual authoritarian regime, where everybody has been silent. That includes much of the Indian media, which is why a single tweet by the American singer Rihanna had such an impact. Now. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted through the foreign celebrities remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the External Affairs Ministry and tweet. Every had Adriana had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. She asked. Why are we talking about this? The U. S the rising tensions air forcing people to take sides. Hello, Subject. This election man. Got a partner. He bet No America publisher wanted. Jonah. Hi. No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and when that came to light, certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni, then lost. A man who voted against certifying the electoral College vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports motive. There has to be away for Our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we will have some differences on some foreign policy issues. But recognizing in the domestic policy room that are issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to

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"sri preston" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:18 min | 4 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

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"sri preston" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:00 min | 4 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Easy to eight seven in houston. I'm eddie robinson. On the day after the election votes here throughout state of texas are still being counted but a few races have been called. We'll have updates on those racist shortly. As far as the presidential race trump has indeed one texas but by the thinnest margin of any republican in decades. The incumbent was poised to win. Texas is three eight electoral votes as far as racist here. In harris county district attorney has won her bid for re election. She won against republican mary. Nanny huffman with about fifty four percent of vote in harris county. This'll be a second term. As district attorney and another closely watched race here locally troy nehls the republican sheriff of fort bend county has won election to congress our political reporter. Andrew schneider says nails won a closely fought contest against democrat sri preston kulkarni standby for that sound from answers schneider on news eighty eight in the end. Nail strong network in fort bend. County built up over his years. As sheriff counted for more than carney's big advantage in fundraising nails jumped out to an early lead. And never let it go. He'll now move up to the house succeeding. Retiring gop congressman pete olson. All right. that's andrew schneider without update now in their fight to flip the state house last night. Texas democrats ousted incumbent houston republicans. Sarah davis will have more on that race. Coming up momentarily right here on. News eighty eight seven statewide the. Us senate race had some clarity relatively early in the night as republican. John cornyn won his fourth. Term of office has brett. Jasper tells us from dallas. Cornyn was re elected to another six year term. He spoke shortly after nine pm. Tuesday striking a unifying tone. My goal is your united states. Senator in simple continued to make texas a place of exceptional opportunity for all in the next six years i look forward to our visits are celebrations and working together. Overcome whatever challenges may come our way cornyn returns to the senate where he worked since two thousand and two. The race was initially seen as relatively safe for him but attracted more spending an interest as the year progressed. His opponent democrat. Mj hagar spoke earlier in the night before the results were clear. She alluded to the coronavirus. Pandemic america has faced challenges before bitterness. When i know it doesn't feel like that. But we have we rise to the challenge. We need that challenge. Hagar's a decorated air force veteran in a statement. She said quote. I am confident that the work we did will move our state forward for years to come. I'm brett jaspers in dallas. More noteworthy races here in texas. That were looking out for lizzie. Fletcher has won the seat for. Us district house seven against wesley. Hunt also Dan crenshaw's projected to win another term for texas's second district be sure to stay tuned throughout the day..

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"sri preston" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:45 min | 4 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on KTRH

"Ori All America continues to wait to see the results of the 2020 presidential election. We check in now, with Fox's John Decker with the winner of the 2020 presidential election yet to be decided, former Vice President Joe Biden urged his supporters in Wilmington, Delaware, to just be patient way knew because of the unprecedented early voting the mail and vote. It's gonna take a while. We're gonna have to be patient. Until we, uh the hard work of Italian votes has finished. Meanwhile, the president at the White House addressed his supporters, vowing that he will go to the Supreme Court to stop what he said was more votes from being cast. To me. There's a very sad moment and We will win this and a CE. Far as I'm concerned. We already have one decides. Georgia votes must still be countered in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The three states that also determine the winner in 2016. There is still a path for both Joe Biden and the president to get to 270 electoral votes at the White House. John Decker, Fox News State. Local results are and for many of the election night raise his former Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, defeating Democrats Sri Preston Kulkarni in the Sessional race for Texas 20 to Senator John Cornyn, winning another six year term. The U. S Senate defeating Democrat M. J Hangar. My goal is your United States senator is simple continued to make Texas a place of exceptional opportunity for all In the next six years. I look forward to our visits are celebrations and working together to overcome whatever challenges may come our way. Also, Congressman Dan Crenshaw wins another two years in Congress. We wouldn't be here with all of you. Because I.

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Houston suburbs elect Sheriff Troy Nehls over Sri Preston Kulkarni for Texas' US House District 22

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

01:20 min | 4 months ago

Houston suburbs elect Sheriff Troy Nehls over Sri Preston Kulkarni for Texas' US House District 22

"Are in for many of the election night races. Former for been County Sheriff Troy Nehls, defeating Democrats Tree Preston Kulkarni in the congressional race for Texas 20 to Senator John Cornyn, winning another six year term of the US Senate, defeating Democrat M. J. Hager. My goal is your United States senator is simple. Continue to make Texas a place of exceptional opportunity for all In the next six years. I looked for door visits our celebrations and working together to overcome whatever challenges may come our way. Also congressman Dan Crenshaw winning another two years in Congress last night. We wouldn't be here with all of you because I mean you're our support, right? You guys are what? Drive this dream there. What light This dream on fire Fire needs to spread. Last night's election proves that Texas is a battleground state, but experts say it's unlikely to stay that way. The state's different demographics are changing. As a new political analyst, count, Gilson predicting the state will fall back to a Republican majority because Donald Trump will not drive people to the polls, Supporters loving his opponent's low them that will be missing in future elections. Buddy predicts that over the next two decades, Texas will be competitive every year in elections. Florida

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"sri preston" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

06:50 min | 4 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on AM Joy

"Who has that happened to them please report to the authorities go to the voters cast your ballot by Permission I. See you nodding your head like unbelievable. Twenty. Why are we doing this and the reason is they can't win without cheating and we gotta make sure that they can't even get was in cheating distance of winning we needed a resounding victory. So if you're a young person, a person of color woman, if you're a republican tired of all this. I need you to get there. Go off there in vote in numbers and take back this country from the craziness of the past four years. Don't don't go anywhere I want to bring in Jim Brown Hannah. She's the executive director of the Advancement Project National Office. Judas, I'm so happy to have you here because. It to me this feels like an admission all this trickery that we see happening with voting across the country feels like an admission from the GOP that they know a majority of voters do not align with their political beliefs. How can these voters on the ground combat some of these tactics that we're seeing and make sure that their voices are heard at the ballot box? Right Tiffany for having me. So you know we know that voter suppression is a long term game. Right? We this country was started with a foundation of voter suppression so that voting would only be reserved for white men who owned property Today we see different a different playbook in every election cycle it's a new tactic. So what voters have to do in this cycle you know we've got barriers that trying to make it harder for us to vote but here's what we can do is that we need to track. Those ballots right. Every state has a mechanism for tracking your ballots and we have to track it, and if there's a problem with it, we have to fix it right we're voting pandemic, and so we know that these Republican governors have decided. Let's make it harder for them in a pandemic so that people will have to choose between their health and the right to vote and what we're seeing what those early voting rods is that people think we're not choosing where choosing is to have a voice in this democracy. So, let me ask you something that has really have me panicked is the violence I it seems like there could be potential for a lot of violence after the election. In fact in. Michigan, they're banning people from carrying guns. Within one, hundred, one, hundred feet of a polling. Places, which is crazy. The International Crisis Group whose mission is to sound an alarm ahead of deadly conflicts in hot spots around the globe for the first time is focused on the United States. This is happening while the president is saying. His supporters go out and monitor the polls suited what do you predict this election cycle and how can people keep themselves and their ballots safe Well a few things that I predict this alleged. So I was, I, was in two thousand case representing African Americans in the State of Florida and so one. Is that the vote by mail will become the hanging Chad in twenty, and what that means is that there is GonNa come down a fight which ballots count and which ones don't, and so one thing voters need to know is that you have to track it if it's rejected, you need to fix it most a lot of states only have three days for you to fix it from the time that it's rejected so. That's one to around immigration. So tiffany, I'm worried about two kinds of intimidation. One is intimidation from the so-called militia, which I've actually now risen to the ranks of terrorists, the the promises and I will say this that we will have poll monitors, civil rights, groups, and civic engagement groups will have hall monitors outside the polling place to protect voters were a lot of de escalation training this year to make sure that people. Are Safe, and that secondly I'm worried about police intimidation right? We have places where police have white supremacists by have becomes the police, and so we've got to also make sure that police are not at the polls unless necessary right and I think you bring up a point because one thing that frustrates me about this conversation people treat this as though it's something new. No the mainstream media just started centering this conversation but. This is something that people who live in black and brown Abraham have endured for decades. So I want to bring it into more guests don't go anywhere I want to bring in Sri? Preston Kulkarni. He's the Democratic Congressional candidate for Texas this twenty second district and Attorney General Dana Nessel. Sorry we're stocked second-guessed like those guys we have technical difficulties at the top of the hour so so happy to attitude to the conversation. Attorney General I'm going to start with you because I am baffled at what's happening in Michigan for one I, write about in my book would happen in Michigan and Twenty Sixteen where seventy five thousand people's votes for president did not count and most of those people were out of Detroit, the most populous African American city in this country. Now here we are with this ridiculous Scooby Doo plot of people trying to kidnap the Michigan Governor and you have to say, Hey, don't bring your guns around our polling locations. What are we to make this? Well I think it was a great concern to our secretary state which are chief elections officer and too many of those of us around the state especially in light of the fact that you had president united, states, indicating that his supporters should go to the polls in the way in which it was phrased I think that there was an implication that maybe there will. Be. Some sort of disruption at the polls when we have very firm laws in place that do not allow anyone either directly or indirectly to determine a person from voting well, I don't know what is more of a deterrence i. then someone in armed gunmen standing there hovering over you while you are trying to exercise your fundamental right vote. So our Secretary States just promulgated. And as chief elections officer, she has the ability to do that on that at all one hundred feet of the polls, which is her jurisdiction Issue Guy that people should be open carrying firearms. Of course that includes assault weapons ar fifteen AK forty sevens. Now we do anticipate that there will be litigation surrounding this, but we remain firm in committed at people should be unafraid at the polls while they're voting and when people do not vote do not exercise their fundamental right because they're too afraid for their lives than that is the mark of a failed democracy and we don't want to see that happen he state of Michigan and we've seen it happened. Already Sri I'm terribly sorry 'cause we're super tight on time I had so many questions for you..

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"sri preston" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:43 min | 8 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on KTRH

"Sheriff Troy Nails is moving on to the November election in the race for Congressional District 22. Now as easily defeated Kathleen Wall on the primary runoff to spy the barrage of attack ads from walls campaign in recent weeks Now is telling supporters we overcame. I think that people in this county in this district has they've looked At my service to this county for the past 28 years, and they appreciate what we have done over the past 28 years, so I couldn't be more proud. Nails will face Democrats as Sri Preston Kulkarni in November for the seat of retiring Republican Pete Olsson. Another key races today. M. J Hangar the winner over Royce West in the Democrat contest for U. S. Senate. Hair now moves on to face Senator John Cornyn this fall. Joe Donna continues to lead Paul Day in the Republican runoff for Harris County Sheriff. The winner faces sheriff it Gonzalez in November. And Texas reporting the first drop in hospitalizations for the Corona virus and more than a month hospitals across the state reported five fewer covert 19 patients Monday than the day before. Governor Abbott says there's a good reason for the dip that would match up timing wise when we imposed the mast request when we shut down bars. He notes. The effect of those orders typically takes about two weeks to show up. Still, Abbott says more than 16% of statewide tests are coming back positive, which is too high. The woman accused of helping dismember and dispose of a soldier who went missing from Fort Hood will be held without bond until her trial. Cicely Aguilar, appeared in a federal court yesterday in Waco in connection with the death of used to native and s again. He and family attorney wants regular charged is a terrorist captain. Our soldiers. They dismember them. A.

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"sri preston" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast

Model Majority Podcast

03:11 min | 11 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast

"Oh America's just going to go it alone America I You know we. We don't have anything to do with the rest of these countries in the world. And that's just not the way that our our global society works we have a global economy We have global trade you know and unfortunately We have global diseases that can pass from one country to another. The real question is how. How do we react to these things? How do we respond? How do we work together? You know I take another topic nuclear negotiations. It took US years to get several these countries to work together on nuclear negotiations on Iran. And then we tore that we America's not going to be part of this tour of the Paris climate. Accord's we're not going to be part of this Right now we are. Seeing the results have not taken advantage of the last decade or more of Pandemic response around the world. We we have a worse response. There's no way the growth that we had the worst response out of any major country to disease and now This attempt to like I said scapegoat. China what is doing? They were sending experts and supplies over to Europe before they were sending them to us. We can't we can't just try to try to blame other countries for all of our problems. We we need to figure out how we can work with other countries to Solve these global challenges and I hope. I hope it'll get new people into those decision making positions that New People are those positions of power Nbc that have a more diverse background? Maybe come from either. Immigrants themselves or or children of immigrants light like like myself who who see the world for more global perspective we can actually get policies in place in our federal government that take the world as it is and believe in things like science and Tax Evidence. Rather than turning everything into this. This battle of ethnicities or this battle of nationalism. Because we can't go back to where we were hundred years that we can't go back to the nineteen thirties. We can't go back. To the time we could put Japanese Americans in concentration camps or that you blame other ethnicities for all of our problems. We have to live in the in the twenty th century the twentieth century is global and we certainly hope you become one of those people Sri. It's quite depressing and frustrated. You look at a lot of these trends heading forward but I do. Think your candidacy your campaign. The way its run the with reached out to so many people is really a sign or an example of hope and one reserve just kind of the last couple of minutes to give you the platform to do any called call to action to people out there were. Should we do to help you do what you do so you can help the community that you're helping? Yeah so look. We need as much help as possible and Even before this we were getting people from New York from California to help us you know. They're making causing multiple languages. But as of this moment it really doesn't matter where you are in the country you could be a mile away from us or you could be a thousand miles but you can help with this effort right now. That's the advantage that we have the opportunity that we have. This crisis is that Even if there's nobody in your area who you think is a part of this kind of movement you can still be part of it today so I would encourage everybody if they liked what they heard today..

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"sri preston" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast

Model Majority Podcast

13:41 min | 11 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast

"I'm a senior citizen. I'm I'm living at home by myself. I would love it if somebody called me to check. I'll make as many phone calls as you want. And even some people who are really skeptical of the IDEA I. They came back in there for the man that it makes such a big difference When you hear that Voice of the other end because you know people just they haven't seen friends or neighbors in and week sometimes because you know we're trying to be safe we're trying to be socially distant even from our own family members. I I didn't. I haven't seen my mom and almost a month because I asked her to Stay with my cousin. Just because I came into contact with so many people during the campaign. And it's a tough thing to do. But when you get those phone calls just to check in on you. And then anchors everybody out there you know if you have somebody that you haven't checked in on a while. Just just give them a phone call or send him a text today saying hey how are you doing? Are you safe everything okay? We they'll appreciate that right now more than at any other time And that that we've found in it and it really builds this this strong strong sense of community absolutely one thing I want to explore more with you is of course. There's been a rise of Anti Asian racism and discrimination happening across the country and really across the world and many pockets in parallel to this Kobe. Nineteen crisis is being racial. Lies in people are being picked on as scapegoats. How has your campaign or even you personally been playing a role in this in your district. Had people also come up to you or your responding to this cosworth incidents of hate crimes or how you guys thinking about your operation in the context of that You know discrimination in particular. Sure so I mean just to be clear. I mean this stuff didn't start Just under Kobe. Nineteen we've been dealing with it for a while. There's stuff at the national level. Obviously you know the president when he he talks about you know banning Muslims or you know he he's talking about China all the time during the campaign when he talks about Members of Congress going home even if they were born in the United States. I mean this is. This is happening again and again But this was also happening here in Texas so last year. My my congressman the one. I was running against until he dropped out of the race. He called me an Indo American carpetbagger. Who got his money from overseas Our state representative here. Several Asian Americans started running and he said that the the only qualification they had to run against him was that they were Asian Which is a slap in the face to anybody you know I. I don't know why you would say that in a district that is thirty percent. Asian like his was Asian American. It's it's mind blowing to me that people say these kind of things There was a there is a Republican Party in tarrant county but by Dallas. They they had vice chair. They voted on whether it's remove him from office and the only reason was because he was Muslim literally like they had no other reason but they said that They couldn't have a Muslim in the Republican Party and They they voted on whether to remove him from his position and there was a guy in the in the platform committee Last year who said that? I'm a proud proud white nationalist. I mean this is Texas in in twenty twenty so when Kobe nineteen started you can see under a crisis situation You there's a natural instinct to say whom we'RE GONNA blame. Who are we gonNA eat is right now? Especially if you're if you're the president you're in a leadership role and you're not Solving the problem you WanNa say it was somebody else who Who whose fault it is and you know. Obviously he's he's double down on this. This is the China virus Chinese virus and it keeps changing the name of it from Corona virus to Chinese virus And we had somebody in our district on my opponent my Republican opponent Kathleen Wall. She made an ad thing that China attacked us that we should retaliate against them. We should We should cut off trade to China and some people said. Oh will you know? Why are you being politically correct? You know like don't try to be so woke. I mean everything is named after the place comes from first of all that that's not true. The Spanish flu wasn't from Spain. For example you know but more importantly than that no public health official is saying this right. It's what is coming from Dr Fallacy. This isn't coming from anybody like naming the disease this way. What does that tell you that means and said he would never call it that but it tells you is that it's got a political purpose not public health purpose. So what's the political purpose? Political purposes obviously escaped. Go people and even if you say well. We're we're Talking about the Chinese government not people who are ethnically Chinese. It doesn't seem like a very powerful way to retaliate against the Chinese government. Just call people names here but but we know that that's not true and the way that we know is that the president and his own commercial he he had an image of Gary Locke the governor of Washington American up on the screen saying that Joe Biden soft on the Chinese. Well clearly that that has nothing to do with the Chinese government. He's saying that all ethnically Chinese people are to blame for this. I mean that. That's that's where puts a light? And it's the same thing happens with Latinos win. The president said that people were rapists and drug dealers. And and they're pretending that well this this has to do with immigration doesn't and you you know because he talks about Judge Korea who was from Indiana born here But he says well he can't be he can't be a fair judge all this all has to do with race and ethnicity and trying to scapegoat somebody and what I worry about. Most of all is that we're going back to a time period like the nineteen forties. When Japanese American citizens put into concentration camps? Right here in the United States. Because we felt like there was a threat the bigger threat the more danger there is of scapegoating. Somebody trying to take away their civil liberties than we've seen in the level of hate crimes rise already you know. Fbi warned about it. We had a hate crime just a few weeks ago here in Texas where Asian American family was stabbed. Three of them So I am. I am extremely worried about this Rise in rhetoric. Because you know when you have twenty thousand people dead. Somebody's gotta be to blame. And if the target turns towards the Asian American community that can be very dangerous for us. I mean I one thousand percent share your worry and definitely. There's a lot of frustrating aspect involved if I were to try very hard to pick a moment or some kind of instance of optimism is that there's a lot more hopefully solidarity being built. I've certainly seen a lot of Muslim. Americans and folks with Brown skin in general who suffered a lot and still continue to this day of hey crime rooting rooted from nine eleven and for example coming to kind of support other Asian Americans during this crisis and so on and so forth and your campaign in particular gave the diversity of the district all. Your outreach multi-language wise have access to a lot of these people. Have you seen a lot of kind of cross cultural sollidarity? As well being billed people kind of seeing the connection that the hate crimes that were put against the Japanese Americans in the forties to nine eleven to a Lotta episodes between two now is a common threat as opposed to isolated incidents in our history. Yeah absolutely I mean the the bottom line. Is that any any minority if any minority threatening the United States it threatens all of us and it doesn't matter whether you know we're East Asian or South Asian or Latino or African immigrant Those kind of attack if you're if you're Okay one of them. Then you can be okay with all of them but a good example is The Sikh community right so The community gets a percentage. They get more hate crime attacks than anybody else. Why does it because people have something religion? Nobody actually knows about their religious practice. The very small religious minority from northern India. But they wear turbans they wear beards and so they they look different. They stand out and they they become targets. And what I try to say people's I say look anybody who who looks different could be a target. This is what happened in in the nineteen thirties. in In in Germany is that you know that I it's the Jews and it's you know a the Roma or are they call them Gypsies. Slavs it's it's whatever group Seems like it could be foreign and the truth is there's a lot of people who still to this day. When they see one of our faces they see foreigner. You know Ted Lieu. The other day. He had people attacking him on social media saying that he was putting out Chinese propaganda served this country. I served this country overseas in places like Iraq. I I remember watching a few years ago. there was a hearing For the Foreign Relations Committee in the US OVSERV- resentatives and we had to Us officials one from commerce Named Ruin Kumar and one system secretary from the State Department and who had also been staffer on that committee more than ten years earlier and the congressman starts addressing them with his grievances towards the government of India because he assumed that they were representing the government of India. Because you were just looking at their face. That's that's the kind of attitude that we have for members of our government so I think it's really important that we have people In our government that actually represent the diversity of America. I mean you see you see it on on the Democratic Side. We have more people coming out now. We have we have a greater diversity than we've ever had before on the democratic side whereas on the Republican side. They just getting worse like Right now I think it's going to be at ninety seven point five percent Anglo on the Republican side. They don't have a single Asian American In in Congress And in all of Congress in the house when will hurt retires they're gonNA have only GONNA have one African American out of the House and the Senate and in Congress? I mean that's crazy as the American population is becoming more diverse One party is becoming less diverse. And I think that if you don't feel that if if you don't see those kind of hate crimes you don't see those kind of threats card against you. You don't understand what the problem is. I remember in November of two thousand sixteen. I was standing with a friend who was on election day and he said to me he said. Sri You just saying this metaphorically you know that Donald Trump's in office you feel more threatened or you feel physically more threatened and And I said I feel physically more than are you talking about because like people do like when they yell at you and people like spit you and and and people lash out in violent ways. I mean that's something that All of us of various backgrounds can experience if we quote unquote looked like a foreigner. I mean I remember When the president was talking about his friend Bernard Langer saying people who who looked like illegal immigrants were voting and I asked the question I who looks like an illegal immigrant. How do you? How do you look like in illegal immigrant? What what what is in your face looks like and immigrant and so I mean all of that is to say that it's just more incumbent upon us Not not necessarily just to get mad at the people who are saying these kind of things but to get more people involved him for a process the more that we have Asian Americans forming coalitions together with the Americans and African Americans people who in a progressive democracy. Which is what we should have and we. We've always been striving for in this country and we're going to be better off as a democracy because we have all of these voices in our country but they haven't been represented. They haven't had a table definitely definitely one last topic. I want to kind of explore with you on the street before we wrap up and I think this is something you can speak uniquely to because of your service and the foreign in informed service you've served in multiple countries like you said Iraq at Israel Taiwan etc. You Speak Multiple Languages and in context cove in nineteen. This is definitely shaking up a lot of our international relations and geopolitics already. And I don't have a clear live questioning here. I just want to get your thoughts as you see the News as you monitor everything that's going on and obviously as you continue to campaign and serve your community. How is the place of America in our world stacking up right now or like? How can we see? International Relations going forward with cove in nineteen being now a massive backdrop of everything. Well unfortunately I've seen some Some recent polling America's Standing in the rest of the world is now with the lowest that that it's ever been And part of that has to do with the our response to so I my first tour in the foreign service as you mentioned was in Taiwan and this was right after stars I back Two thousand three to them for And even in that time they understood. I th- elation testing and tracing a virus like this and so when you see the kind of response that that they had in Taiwan and South Korea in Japan for example We all South Korea had their first taste of Kobe. Nineteen the exact thing and the United States. We saw it coming but our response is totally different and so When when it comes to dealing with these global challenges whether it's a pandemic like this whether it's climate change whether it's refugees all of these are our global issues and what we've been doing for the last couple of years of saying..

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"sri preston" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast

Model Majority Podcast

12:05 min | 11 months ago

"sri preston" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast

"Campaign is adapting to Kobe. Nineteen and what they're doing to fight back against the Anti Asian hate crimes and discrimination. That's happening across the country as a result of the fear surrounding Kobe. One thousand nine hundred and fanned by Donald Trump. Today's episode is interview. I did with Sri Preston Co Carney. Who was running for Congress to represent the twenty second Congressional district in Texas? It's a super super diverse district and one thing that has really distinguished. Sri Campaign is that he is running multi-language outreach in twenty one different languages to his constituents to make sure they're seen their heard they're cared for and being included in the political process. We discussed how his campaign operation has been adapting to become a source of service and information for his community during Kobe. Nineteen and how they are helping to fight back against the Anti Asian sentiments and really hate crimes and discrimination happening in Texas and also we talked about the state of America's standing in the world which is very qualified to speak on having served in the US foreign service in multiple countries for fourteen years before running for Congress if you are curious about his first congressional run two years ago listen to our previous episode with him in episode eighty three. Also go check out. Part one of this series with Congressman Harley Rueda and partout with congressman. Gil Cisneros arrived without further ado. Here's my conversation with Sri Preston Kocarnik Preston Carney. Welcome back to the model. George podcast today. Thank you very much for having me. It's exciting to be back. Although it's a strange time I'm excited about the program at least so I yeah indeed indeed. Thank you appreciate that Sir. So let's actually start by getting to know your district little bit. I A lot of people may or may not know where you're running for Congress right now. So could you tell us a bit about the Congressional district that you are currently running to represent? Where is it and any sort of interesting characteristics that exist in that particular area of the country? Sure so my district is Texas. Twenty two which is Easy to remember. Because my name is Shirley Preston Kulkarni and the three biggest towns in the district spell sap K. Sugarland pair Landon Katie. Were RIGHT OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON. The suburbs here and something. That's kind of unusual about this is that we have a very high Asian American population about twenty percent and in fact we are the second most diverse county of segments diverse district in the entire country. Right now we're also the fastest growing district in America and the largest by population. We're now larger than five states because we've grown so much since the two thousand and ten cents and we'll see after this census car up the district but I mean there's a tremendous opportunity especially with all these different immigrant groups like my dad who was an immigrant who moved in here and the district has transformed completely from. When I was a kid to now it's I should really Fresh information I didn't know that district is growing population so quickly so one thing want to begin. A conversation with is first of all your campaign running for reelection. You're on this show in the two thousand eighteen psycho to talk about your first run for Congress love to hear first of all just. How is your campaigns operation adapting strategically or otherwise to this new era of cove in nineteen as released to the condition ground in Texas sure So first of all just going back to twenty eight eighteen The way that we did things before I'm a former foreign service officer so I speak six languages myself and when I resigned from the Foreign Service and came back here We started running in fifteen different languages to try and reach out to all of these immigrant communities And before Kobe Nineteen. We were actually running this time in twenty one. Different languages now Now that everything's shut down. Actually that kind of outreach has become even more important than what I mean by. That is that people feel very isolated from each other and so we we are getting out to communities especially senior citizens especially the people who are by themselves but in particular immigrant communities So If you have members of your family that They speak English as a second language. We WanNa make sure and get all that information out to them. So we've been translating information about the disease and about stay at home waters Working with this group on an APP that will help you diagnose whether you should come in for a test drive through tests yourself in multiple languages. we've been doing Virtual town halls with people To get out information about epidemiology palm analogy about About psychiatry. How people should deal mentally and physically. We've been doing a food drive in a blood drive and a personal protective equipment drive but the biggest thing is checking in on people. Because even if you don't have any medical problems even if you don't have any financial problems that feeling of community gets lost and so having all of our volunteers doing what they were doing last year for votes. We're just doing it for our neighbors now. Just calling to see. How are you doing? Are you okay Do you need anything and if you do. How can we help? Fill those gaps. So that's the biggest adjustment that we've been making and I I gotTa tell you people really appreciate those phone calls just to check in when they haven't seen anybody face to face in weeks. It makes a gigantic difference interesting and hearing a very common theme from you and other people's campaigns right because I feel like obviously a typical in a typical climate with campaign. You do all these outrageou voter contact give people to register to vote and actually vote etc etc and it sounds like for your campaign and some of the others have talked to is almost being repurpose into another source of public service already. Even though you're not you know technically in office you're also doing the work that a congress person already does. I mean so that goes back to the basic question of what is a campaign if a campaign is just knocking on doors or campaign rallies or of a campaign is Fundraising and advertisements. And Yeah a lot of these. Things are very difficult to do but if a campaign is being that connection being that voice for the community and for the people then this is how we do it. This is the campaign. This is connecting communities. It's making sure that if people have problems are being addressed You know we were able to connect for example when I I I went out and we did this. Dry for gloves for masks for all those things that the frontline healthcare workers need in order to test people treat them. We were calling dentists. We were calling construction companies and a veterinarian. Anybody who had those extra things to donate and that was one part of it but in the process Physicians and nurses would call me and say we need help here and one of the major hospitals systems here Their supply chain manager. I ended up connecting them with somebody else who had supply they can fulfil an order so we got an order of a million masks so filled for hospital but all of that is just for making these calls. I mean at the end of the day. It's not that we have a lot of resources in the campaign. What we have is a network of people and when you have a crisis that's the biggest thing. How do you pull people together to deal with a crisis together because you know we we realize? Now we're not. We're not all individuals separate in this crisis. We have to face these challenges together and that's true for for The economic challenges the health challenges the education challenges by and we're learning about more and more towns that people are facing every single day. And so for me. That's the basic purpose of being in Congress. Actually solve problems for people whether it's in Washington or right here in our neighborhood right right and one thing I want to expand a little bit on is when we last roughly two years ago one of the things that really distinguished your campaign from others. Is this incredible multi-language outreach to you're doing before and looks like it's expanded even more this time around. How has that program evolved behind the scenes even with or without cove ed? And how important is that to kind of your strategy going forward as we still need to continue to campaign going into November and all that. So how how is that Program evolved in general. Sure so when we first started Like I said Six languages from my time in the Foreign Service and I said why don't we reach out to voters these different communities in multiple languages. And the answer that I was given was. Hey everybody speaks English and be Most of these folks don't both at their immigrants so don't bother with them the easiest way to lose an election is to As they go after people who don't vote and so we said the easiest way to get changes to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results so We did it. We campaigned In fifteen languages fully last time including Chinese and Vietnamese Hindi at the and African languages. Well Ibo Uraba and the result was that we got over thirty thousand immigrants. Show up who hadn't voted for president but they voted in a midterm election. So we show that this actually can have a huge impact and bring people in and it's and for that question about well don't people speak. English is not really about. Do you speak English or not? But it's really about is saying. Do you see me. Do you see my community. Do we have value? We have a voice and so The same person could call and just sound like any other salesperson on the phone but if you start the conversation in someone's native language immediately everything changes right and it's the same thing if you were going to an African American church and you didn't know anything about African American history or Culture People. Look at you like you're crazy. You're like come both from you. You have to say that your community makes a difference. It's not it's not just You're trying to get their vote from them. If you're trying to talk to them in your specially trying to listen to them and their community and so the weight of that's changed this time even before covert nineteen is we were. We were expanding a lot in terms of the immigrant communities were dealing with so with Asian community. That's very easy to see the just from the voter names here. The Vietnamese Motors. The Chinese voters Gujarat. The that they'll go Nigerian voters would Latino communities just like Asian. They're not a monolith. And that's what we're trying to get Folks understand if you treat all Asians as as one thing you know that they don't have all of these different cultures and communities. Of course you're not GONNA get show. Same thing is true. What is the Colombians and Venezuelans Puerto Ricans and Salvadorans and Mexican Americans who've been here five years and they speak English as a second language and they have Mexican Americans who've been here five hundred years and would laugh at you if you sent them a text message in Spanish? You have to know those community you have to spend the time of those communities and so we were doing that even before the main difference now. Is that all of that entity that we put into building out these networks. It's even more important during crisis because we're not just calling those people saying yes or no. We're actually trying to figure out from them. What did they need right now? And it's specific abandoned at our campaign has no other campaign that I know of the country has to be able to get out to all these communities and a crisis in a disaster situation so has your campaign. Volunteer Corps actually grew during this time or like. They're getting even more involved almost more active in a sense. Then maybe during normal times. Yeah so I mean some people. Of course it depends. You know the answer is always it depends some people if your kids for example or at home right now and you're trying to figure out. How do I educate my kids? And so were kick and still keep my business Flow of course It'll draw more from you. But by the same token I talked to some senior citizens who said man..

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"sri preston" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"sri preston" Discussed on KQED Radio

"There's been reports of the GRE which is Russian military intelligence creating fake comments on news sites creating fake social media profiles Russian forces attempt to seize and control internet access on the Crimean peninsula. Russia drummed up support in Crimea. And then went in militarily move forces towards the border with Ukraine where they had in previous. Sleep been stationed and very quickly seizes the territory of Crimea, initially Russia denied it had troops in Crimea. The soldiers had no insignia on their uniforms, but they carried Russian weapons. Vladimir Putin said they were quote, local Self Defense Forces and Russia, then annexes Crimea, effectively admitting all of the things that they've done there that there was Russia acting Russia didn't just lie and it didn't just put out propaganda. It's subterfuge. In Crimea went deeper. Russia is undermining sort of objective reality. They are putting out messages that make it seem like there's no objective truth. It wasn't long before. American State Department officials in Ukraine started picking up on all this disinformation. Molly Schwartz brings us the story. when Russia annexed Crimea, it sent the US State Department, scrambling SRI, Preston Carney was working there as a foreign service officer. He remembers how things unfolded next. The State Department actually tried to bring together a collection of Russia experts and public diplomacy experts to try and do a counter messaging task force. She was tapped to be the campaign director for this new Ukraine communications task force. He began to notice some strange things about the way that the conflict was being described on Russian media. I saw people claiming that the CIA had put dead bodies inside a plane, and then purposely shot it down in order to create propaganda against the Russian government people were repeating that story again, and again, and I realize we had gone through the looking glass at that point that if people could believe that they could believe almost anything SRI and his task force were responding in real time. They noticed that. There are a few influential. Names who are driving the narrative on the Russian side. We would have certain actors who would pop up again. And again number one on that list was Constantine recalled he was active on Twitter and a lot of other social media like live journal contact you an no class, Nikki he was fluent in the language of the Russian internet culture. He had helped invent it. Here's Alexander smell of. He says that starting in the mid nineties recalled started to be actively involved in the development of Russian internet ball. He was still a teenager. Budrus smell of used to work with recall at a propaganda online news site. It's called the add ons and produces it says that was at the roots of something called the Donut culture. But these were young people who are coming onto the internet in inventing their own language there and generally making a mockery of everything. Having fun in creating a sort of subculture soaps smell of remembers that in those days, the political discussions on the internet were mostly anti-putin. The internet was one of the few places where the opposition movement could communicate freely through school. When Putin first came to power in the year, two thousand he wasn't paying much attention to this kind of activity online. Here reportedly didn't use a computer, and he was busy tightening control over Russian newspapers and TV news channels, but then in two thousand five things changed..

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"sri preston" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

12:28 min | 2 years ago

"sri preston" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The start of the Meydani on protests in late twenty thirteen that eventually escalate and lead to kovic leaving power Yanukovych was replaced by petro, Porsche Anco who is more pro Europe for Russia. That was a big problem. So Moscow took advantage of that east west split that already existed in Ukraine. There's been reports of the GRU which is Russian military intelligence creating fake comments on news sites creating fake social media profiles Russian forces attempt to seize and control internet access on the Crimean peninsula. Russia drummed up support in Crimea. And then went in militarily move forces towards the border with Ukraine where they had in previous. Sleep been stationed and very quickly seizes the territory of Crimea, initially Russia denied it had troops in Crimea. The soldiers had no insignia on their uniforms, but they carried Russian weapons. Vladimir Putin said they were quote, local Self Defense Forces and Russia, then annexes Crimea, effectively admitting all of the things that they've done there. There was Russia acting Russia didn't just lie and it didn't just put out propaganda. It's subterfuge. In Crimea went deeper. Russia is undermining sort of objective reality. They are putting out messages that make it seem like there's no objective truth. It wasn't long before. American State Department officials in Ukraine started picking up on all this disinformation. Molly Schwartz brings us the story. When Russia annexed Crimea, it sent the US State Department, scrambling SRI Preston, cool Carney was working there as a foreign service officer here members how things unfolded next. The State Department actually tried to bring together a collection of Russia experts and public diplomacy experts to try and do a counter messaging taskforce SRI was tapped to be the campaign director for this new Ukraine communications task force. He began to notice some strange things about the way that the conflict was being described on Russian media. I saw people claiming that the CIA had put dead bodies inside a plane, and then purposely shot it down in order to create propaganda against the Russian government people were repeating that story again, and again, and I realize we'd gone through the looking glass at that point. And that if people could believe that they can believe almost anything SRI and his task force were responding in real time. They noticed that. There are a few influential. Names who are driving the narrative on the Russian side. We would have certain actors who would pop up again. And again number one on that list was Constantine recall. He was active on Twitter in a lot of other social media like live journal, the contact you and on no class, Nikki he was fluent in the language of the Russian internet culture. He helped invent it. Here's Alexander smell of. Starting in the mid nineties recalled started to be actively involved in the development of Russian internet, and he was still a teenager. Smell of used to work with recove- at a propaganda online news site. It's called physically add ons and produces it says that was at the roots of something called the culture. But these were young people who are coming onto the internet in inventing their own language there and generally making a mockery of everything. Having fun in creating a sort of subculture soaps smell remember is that in those days with the political discussions on the internet were mostly anti Putin? The internet was one of the few places where the opposition movement could communicate freely through. When Putin first came to power in the year, two thousand he wasn't paying much attention to this kind of activity online. Here reportedly didn't use a computer, and he was busy tightening control over Russian newspapers and TV news channels, but then in two thousand five things changed. People took to the streets as the orange revolution. Unfolded in Ukraine. There were massive protests in Kiev against the Russian-backed presidential candidate many of these rallies were organized online, eventually Putin and his deputies took notice. Putin's administration needed more people to be pro-kremlin voices on the internet and to drown out the anti-kremlin voices. They needed people who understood how to make information attract attention and go viral enter Constantine recall of technically independent, he had direct ties to the executive branch of the Russian government. He was especially close with Putin's deputy chief of staff Vladislav Surkov. Smell. It says that the situation was like this on one hand recover had his own commercial entity that was nominally independent. But in reality, of course, it worked in partnership with the president's administration been received a lot of orders from them. As each smell of says that sometimes there were situations where they would publish something coughs assistant would call and say, no, please replace this article. At least publish something about this issue. When you the associate in two thousand and seven Surkov, the deputy chief-of-staff started organizing fundraising events for recovery projects that same year recovery was elected to the Russian parliament for the pro-kremlin United Russia party, and then in two thousand and eight Russia annexed region in Georgia called south of Setia, the Russian government had a stake in making it look like the people living in south of Secchia were overwhelmingly in support of seceding and joining Russia artificially, boosting an online presence of people who wanted to join Russia seemed like a challenge it wasn't clear to smell of where they would get these Kremlin backers. But recall figured out a way to boost the numbers Schultz. But I've want you smell of explains that we call the new people into social political conversations on the internet people who weren't there in the first place, for example, by advertising, his articles on entertainment websites sites with jokes porn sites. And so on that people who weren't interested in politics. Like youngsters who were just browsing naked women with ceiling. Get interested click on it and gradually. They joined this community of supporters for the government for Alexander smell of this kind of blatant manipulation was too much. He left records website in two thousand eight but recove- stayed the course and his loyalty paid off in a very literal sense in two thousand six he was making four hundred thousand rubles by running by two thousand ten he was reportedly earning over eight million rubles per year, recall semitic, plate influence audiences outside of Russia. He got active on Twitter where now he has over a quarter million followers. Eventually he caught the notice of the US government. Of course. I remember I cough. Michael McFaul served as US ambassador to Russia from two thousand twelve to two thousand fourteen we spent a lot of time thinking about him and his colleagues in terms of what were their objectives? He was very active in talking about foreign policy in particular was he paid coordinated. These are the fuzzy lines that the Putin government deliberately keeps fuzzy also a bit fuzzy Israel comes role in helping Donald Trump win the White House back in two thousand fifteen record built a website called Trump 2016 dot argue he began actively supporting Trump online. The impact of recalls campaigning is unknown. But Chanel of explains that recap had his reasons for boasting about helping Trump. Of smell and says that in this way on the one hand he raises the significance, and everybody's eyes. And on the other end, he intimidates them by showing that he can create a media event out of nothing. It seems unlikely that one man could effectively sway in election. But recall was a pioneer in developing a new tactic for the Russian government. He helped the Kremlin figure out how they could enlist trolls to shift the media narratives, or at least create confusion about what's true, and what's fake and with a troll template in place. They were about to enlist a lot more of them for America abroad. I'm Molly Schwartz. For the past few years reports have surfaced of buildings in Saint Petersburg and Moscow teaming with trolls who produced blog posts comments and memes designed to influence opinions so confusion online, the most well known of these is the internet research agency. That's a troll farm in Saint Petersburg. It's been recently sanctioned and indicted by the US the internet research agency is a shadowy organization much of what we know about. It comes from a handful of Russian journalists who went undercover the troll factory reporter, Charles Maine's recently met with one of them Ludmila sobbed juke, I got wind of the troll farm back in twenty fourteen we which local activists and journalists in Saint Petersburg subject started noticing websites and social media accounts that attack Russia's opposition with a frequency and viciousness. She hadn't seen before she wondered who is doing this. Why? And so when she later heard that the rumored organization behind the campaign. Pain a company called the internet research agency was hiring writers sobbed Chook jumped at the chance. Tell us I wanted to get in there to see how it works. Of course, the most important thing was to see if there was some way to stop it. Once on the inside south took says, she was struck by the size of the IRA's operation in a four storey office building on salvage street. Hundreds of trolls worked around the clock and rotating shifts. There were the social media cedars commentators on one floor on another visuals team cranking out videos in a seemingly endless supply of jokey. Political picture means known as de motivators and subject says fake news websites. Also served as soldiers in the IRA digital army, computer, snow Spitzer on their computers is a list of topics that they work on every day things. Like, the US you Vladimir Putin the Russian military opposition the achievements by Russia each worker has their daily quota to fill or nightly. The factory never stopped. Not for a second. Celtics own contribution to the IRA was as a paid blogger with an unusual. Beep, she was tasked with pretending to be a fortune teller mixing musings on astrology. And rare gemstones with the -cational pro-kremlin talking point it was subtle stuff. Admit sop, schuch and proof that the IRA's mission was to reach as much of the Russian audience as possible. Internet. You knew the trolling was aimed at Russians who don't watch state television because you need to capture every mind in Russia, and the trolls went after people of all tastes and all levels of education. In total subject spent two and a half months at the IRA before she published an expose in a local newspaper by the time. She left she had zero doubt the IRA's work was coordinated with the Kremlin and with state media. Because of those ties she says the trolls acted with impunity. Several opposition activists friends of hers were beaten by unknown assailants after the trolls published their home addresses when police refused to file charges soft yolk took the IRA to court. She even want a symbolic one ruble victory. Over the troll farm back in two thousand fifteen over its labor practices. For this reason south cheek applauds the decision by special counsel, Robert Muller, last February to indict thirteen employees of the IRA as part of his ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential elections, and you manage the propaganda propaganda is a giant machine that has no beginning, and no end and even know state boundaries. But we forget that real people make this propaganda. Sometimes their neighbors, sometimes are friends and sometimes even our colleagues clinic, ultimately she argues naming and shaming is the best way to stop. Russia's troll army, and there are risks to her safety involved. Saab? Check knows that to Justice. She knows that when it comes to expose the trolls, she's just getting started for America abroad. I'm Charles Manson, Saint Petersburg. Coming up after the break. It's not just Russian trolls who are causing headaches for the west will look at how Russian state media creates chaos and confusion, Disney, no difference between facts and conspiracy theory or between.

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KTRH

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"sri preston" Discussed on KTRH

"Election. Me and it wasn't about data. Iraq. This election was a battle of ideas. Contest for who. We are the GOP winning other statewide races as well for Lieutenant governor, Dan, Patrick, defeats the democrat might call your the state attorney general's race. Republican Ken Paxton on his way to defeating democrat challenger, Justin Nelson, state controller Glenn Hagar, defeat democrat, challenger, joy, chevalier and protect this land Commissioner George p Bush the winner over democrat challenger McGill Swazi for Texas railroad Commissioner of the incumbent Republican Kristi chronic defeats the democrat challenger Roman mcallen and for Texas agriculture Commissioner Republican incumbent. Sid Miller beats democrat challenger Ken Olsen in the US house races in the state of Texas. Republicans win the seats in district two with Dan Crenshaw, defeating Todd Lynn Crenshaw will replace the retiring Ted POE in that district and in district twenty two incumbent Republican Pete Wilson holds on defeats the democrat challenger, SRI, Preston, coal Carney. However, it wasn't all good news for Republicans in the Lone Star state and Houston's district. Seven democrat challenger Lizzy. Fletcher has. Defeated nine term incumbent John Culbertson pick up that seat for the Democrats, and that's part of the Democrats taking control nationally of the house of representatives in Houston. Both proposition a an proposition de passed proposition, a will raise new funds for drainage across the city of Houston. And for flood mitigation prompt be was the more controversial of the two. It would raise pay to fire for firefighters to be commensurate with police officers of similar rank. However, both mayor semester Turner and the Houston police officers union in statements tonight say they plan or going to explore the option of challenging prompt be in court saying that they don't like the writing of it, and they feel it was misleading and unnecessarily vague nationwide. Be Republicans will maintain control of the United States Senate while the Democrats will take control the United States house. So far Republicans have picked up a net gain of four Senate seats. They've picked up seats in Florida where Rick Scott defeated the incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in Missouri were Josh Holly, defeated the incumbent. Claire mccaskill in Indiana, the Republican Mike Braun defeats the democrat incumbent Joe Donnelly and in North Dakota where the challenger Republican Kevin Kramer, defeats the incumbent democrat, Heidi Heitkamp, currently in Arizona. The Republican Martha mcsally has eight narrow lead over democrat Kirsten cinema. That's a seat held by Republicans and in Montana. The democrat Jon tester has a narrow lead right now. Over Republican challenger, Matt Rosendahl, those are still considered too close to call in the house. The Republicans have now officially picked up enough seats to take control of the house of representatives for the first time in four years. They've gained a net of twenty six seats right now. Going into the night they needed twenty three seats to gain control of the house of one of those again right here in the Houston area were democrat.

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KTRH

11:46 min | 2 years ago

"sri preston" Discussed on KTRH

"We are seeing some projections. US Senate in Minnesota, the Democrats clove lar in New Mexico Heinrich, the democrat in New York gillibrand, also the Democrats in Wisconsin, the democrat Baldwin in Wyoming Barossa, that's the Republican governors races already been called in New York for governor Cuomo. You'll be back in Wyoming governor, Gordon, the Republican these are all projections that of course, they're already saying that governor Greg Abbott is going to have no problem here in Texas winning reelection. That would be any surprise we pretty much do all that going in. I haven't heard anything yet however on Lieutenant governor's race. It's kinda sketchy. How some of the information is coming in. But now, the polls have closed all the polls have closed, including the night in Harris County that were open. So now, hopefully these numbers will start to solidify. We'll get some better numbers here to share with you over. The course of the minutes ahead with that in mind. Let's head to our KTAR h election desk ready to fill you in here is Cory Allston. Thank you, Jimmy SC. Eight o'clock hour has passed in the voting is finally over after a judge ordered nine polling locations in Harris County to remain open for an extra hour. Equipment problems that forced those locations to open late this morning now earlier on speaking with Jimmy here on KTAR h political analyst crispy gala talked about the impact of early voting on election day voting. I think that voting today was was fairly strong. But I gotta believe that so many people voted early that, you know, the lines were not what they usually are on election day and the numbers are coming in quickly. Now, the poles being closed for an hour and most of the state the big race the US Senate race between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz. It has lived up to the billing so far it has been neck and neck back and forth. They've been exchanging leads right now the latest has a Rourke within a narrow lead fifty percent to forty eight percent. This is with two percent of precincts. Reporting in the raw vote total. Orcas up by about a little more than fifty thousand votes. According to that, raw vote total. So we'll keep an eye on that one. You mentioned the Texas governor's race and Lieutenant governor's race. First of all look at that governor's race for Greg Abbott. He has a lead early on over Lupe Valdez right now, it's fifty three to forty four percent Abbott up by nine point two percent of precincts reporting. And Jimmy you mentioned the Texas Lieutenant governor's race. Dan, Patrick has a narrowly over might colleague or the democrat right now again, this is just early on two percent of precincts reporting Patrick leading forty nine percent to forty eight percent in that one is far as the US house seats. We're still waiting on results to start coming in. Now, we expect them to start coming in those Harris County races that's district to Dan Crenshaw, the Republican facing Todd Linton. The democrat also district seven big one here in Houston. John Culbertson longtime incumbent Republican facing challenger Lizzy Fletcher. And we don't have any numbers yet. But those races because of the poles being open late an hour late in. Parts of Harris County. So no results yet knows ones. We do have some other house races in Texas in the Houston area in district eight Kevin Brady, that's the Woodland's off to an early big lead. He's got seventy four percent of the vote against Steven David the democrat who's at twenty four percent that's early on in district nine Al green already projected the winner. With eighty seven percent of the vote in district. Ten Mike McCall is trailing early on to democrat challenger, Mike Segal. But again, that's very early in the voting with one percent of the precincts there. But Mike McCall trailing early on there right now at sixty two percent to thirty five percent trailing by quite a bit. But again only one percent of the precincts in district fourteen Randy Weber incumbent Republican is leading the democrat Adrian bell. Fifty eight percent to forty percent. And in district twenty two Pete Olson incumbent Republican facing a stiff challenge from SRI Preston, coal Carney, democrat early on Olsen has the lead. There. Fifty two percent to forty five percent. He's up by about fourteen thousand in the raw vote total district. Twenty-seven Michael cloud already projected as the winner there. He's got sixty percent of the vote against the democrat challenger district. Twenty nine gene green is retiring. That's Philip Aaron off the Republican and Sylvia Garcia, the democrat, Sylvia Garcia current state. Senator no numbers yet because that races in Harris County and the district thirty six Brian Babbitt incumbent Republican leading Dana steal democrat very early on eighty two percent for Bob. And that's with one percent of the precincts reporting. But he's got a big early lead. There. Let's look at the national racier Jimmy talking about some of the races in the Senate. And we're getting now with polls closing some of these races being projected we talked about the crews race here. Beto O'Rourke right now with a narrow lead over Ted Cruz just about one percent with half the votes counted that one's going to be down to the wire all night the other close races. We're looking at in Indiana. Several outlets are now projecting that Mike Braun. The Republican will win that race over the incumbent. Joe Donnelly Braun has been leading by double digits throughout the night. He's currently got an eleven point lead. That would be a Republican pickup in Michigan very early on the Republican John James has a one point lead over incumbent Debbie stab now. That's with nine percent reporting there in North Dakota, the Republican challenger, Kevin Kramer, has a big early lead over democrat incumbent, Heidi Heitkamp, that's one. It's favorite. Also to be a Republican pickup states had already going Republican, Marsha Blackburn. Tennessee has been declared the winner in that open race or she's projected as the winner. I should say she has a big lead over Phil Bredesen's. So that would be Republican hold and in Mississippi Roger wicker, the incumbent Republican projected as the winner there in New England, Deb Fisher in Wyoming John Barrosso both projected to win as well. They're Democrats projected to win as Jimmy mentioned in New Mexico. Minnesota Wisconsin in Ohio Sherrod, Brown and Pennsylvania, Bob, Casey in New York in Maine and in. Virginia as well as in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. So so far those ones all staying staying with the party. They're already apples are incumbents winning in Missouri that narrow Senate race between Claire mccaskill and Josh Holly only one percent in mccaskill has an early fifty one to forty six lead. But again, only one percent of the vote in there, and in Florida Bill Nelson income at democrat facing off with the Republican governor, Rick Scott there, Scott still has a one point lead. They are up to over ninety percent counted there that's a very tight race. It's been within one or two percent all night. Rick Scott, maintaining a narrow lead just under one percent with ninety percent in that will be a key Republican pickup if indeed Scott wins that one. But again, it's very close in Houston were also going to be watching the two propositions proposition and proposition b so far again because of the polls just him. We'd all be numbers on those yet property is the drainage fund that would raise money for new drainage funds across the city property is the firefighter pay increase. Mayor Turner is also expected to speak this. This hour we expect him to discuss beef. Because that's been an issue that he has talked about a lot in recent months. So we'll keep you updated on everything going on. I think I'm almost out of breath. Stay with us throughout the night. And we'll go back now that Jimmy Barrett. Gory. Thanks. I think we'll both be out of breath before this evening is overdone with eight. Now, you're on News Radio seven forty KTAR. H let's let's take another look at some of these votes going on state by state. And again, the the information on a Texas. Just feels like it's strictly and come on. Let's get these. Let's get these results in especially now that we've got those additional nine polling places in Harris County that have shut down. Currently Baidoa raucous fifty percent of the vote. Ted Cruz forty nine point three percent of the vote. This is with about two and a half percent of the precincts reporting here in Texas. So that race way too early to get any fuel on that. But Iraq does have at least for now. Elite in New Mexico. Artan Heinrich is trailing. He is the incumbent. He is trailing mic. Richard by score. Score score. Isn't it? One point seven percent to thirty three point. One percent. Wyoming is predicted that we already told you the John Barrasso is going to pick up that seat for the Republicans in Nebraska, the Republican has lead their Fisher fifty one point seven percent of the votes in North Dakota. Kevin Kramer, this was one of those races. That's been talked about a lot going into the election. Heidi Heitkamp longtime incumbent in North Dakota. And a democrat right now is trailing rather her opponent rather badly, but we're only talking about three and a half percent of the precincts reporting. So it's way too early to get a trend off of that in Minnesota of the democrat incumbents currently in the lead, but they're just getting started as far as those returns, go Tammy Baldwin, also a democrat in Wisconsin. Maintains us very slight lead is they're just getting started the word there is a potential -ality here for enough said is in Michigan in Corey mentioned, Michigan and John James, John James is interesting character. He's an African American Republican in a state that leans democratic. Although it goes back and forth. I've I've watched the state go back and forth over its long history. Big union presence in Michigan. But the union is not solidly democrat the way it used to be the unions, especially the United Auto Workers union used to deliver mega votes for democrat candidates. And they just don't do that in Michigan anymore. John James says a forty nine point four percent lead, Debbie stamina with a forty eight point four percent lead. So you're talking about a one percentage point difference with about five percent of the precincts reporting. There. The democrat is lead in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York. No surprise there. In fact, Kristen gillibrand seventy four point four percent of the vote the incumbent they're Massachusetts Rhode Island. Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, also, Maryland, all all in the hands of Democrats right now. But we are looking currently at a gain in the US Senate for the Republicans of one seats. If everything stays the way does Ford is going to be one of those too close to call situations for a long long. Longtime. We have more precincts reporting in Florida than any other state. We're talking eighty six almost eighty seven percent of the total precincts reporting there, and Rick Scott has a lead of well fifty point four percent to forty nine point six percent. We're talking about a difference of about fifty four thousand votes out of all over seven million votes. That have been cast Republican leads Roger wicker in Mississippi other Republican, Marsha Blackburn. I believe already projected to be the winner. She has sixty one point eight percent of the vote so far in Tennessee. And in Indiana, Mike Braun as rather sizable lead there fifty three point six percent to forty two point three percent. So there you go that kind of brings us up to date on what's going on in the Senate. We're also going to take another look at what's going on in the house, so far the Democrats have gained two seats in the house. Whether the Republicans have gained one seat in the Senate and going into. To the evening's voting in the vote total. Pretty safe to say that the best hope Republicans were hoping for was to pick up a couple of additional seats in the Senate. Maybe as many as fifty four seats. And maintain control the US Senate. And we're also looking at the Democrats needing to pick up twenty three seats to gain control of the city. In the house. So far they've picked up to the seats that they need in order to be able to make that happen. We're gonna be talking. You just a few minutes here with political consultant Bill Miller, obviously, he analyzes this stuff. We're living as a lot more insight than we do. As far as all this is working out or is likely to work out. We'll see if he's sensing any real trends. Or if this is just pretty much what we were all expecting to hear happen. More with him coming up in just a moment. Bill Miller here on our.

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KQED Radio

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"sri preston" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Might on protests in in late twenty thirteen that eventually escalate and lead to the unaccomplished leaving power yanukovych was replaced by petro portion co who is more pro europe for russia that was a big problem so moscow took advantage of that east west split that already existed in ukraine there's been reports of the gru which is russian military intelligence creating fake comments on news sites creating thick social media profiles russian forces attempt to seize and control internet access on the crimean peninsula russia drummed up support in crimea and then went in militarily move forces towards the border with ukraine where they had in previous sleep been stationed and very quickly seizes the territory of crimea initially russia denied it had troops in crimea the soldiers had no insignia on their uniforms but they carried russian weapons vladimir putin said they were quote local self defense forces in russia than annexes crimea effectively admitting all of the things that they've done there there was russia acting russia didn't just lie and it didn't just put out propaganda it's subterfuge in crimea went deeper russia is undermining sort of objective reality they are putting out messages that make it seem like there's no objective truth it wasn't long before american state department officials in ukraine started picking up on all this disinformation molly schwartz brings us the story ooh when russia annexed crimea it sent the us state department scrambling sri preston cool carney was working there as foreign service officer he remembers how things unfolded next the state department actually tried to bring together a collection of russia experts and public diplomacy experts to try and do a counter messaging taskforce she was tapped to be the campaign director for this new ukraine communications taskforce he began to notice some strange things about the way that the conflict was being described on russian media i saw people claiming that the cia had put dead bodies inside a plane and then purposely shot it down in order to create propaganda against the russian government people were repeating that story again and again and i realize we had gone through the looking glass at that point and that if people could believe that they could believe almost anything sri and his task force were responding in real time they notice that there are a few influential names who are driving the.

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