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After The Mississippi Raids
"When It's a Monday in February of twenty twenty. Which means it's a couple of weeks before the coronavirus outbreak is going to bring the nation to a halt. But right now, we are deep inside the state of Mississippi near the town of Carthage and we've come here to meet a group of Watermelon immigrants who have just finished up an English class Sulak here righty don't they win cash. Not, what I Wreck attack Karl and linguists call. By the time we got their class had just been dismissed but people were mingling outside surrounded by plane single storey buildings. We approach to women and I can hear that they're speaking mum Oakton skomer when. On those. It's a centuries old Mayan language. and. So it's pretty surreal to be hearing it right here in the heart of Mississippi. Oh. Three. D.. Understand it all one of the women for the guy has her daughter with her for that. He is not her real name by the way she has a case pending with immigration. Her daughter has a long black ponytail and she's curious but also a little shy and I'm immediately impressed by her talent. She's trilingual. You wait a second year you're like a queen here. So how old are you to the twelve? Yeah. So you speak and speak. English you speak English, you speak Spanish and man and mom. FIDGETY and her daughter came to Mississippi from what the mullahs they're undocumented and they're not the only ones over the past twenty years. The undocumented immigrant population in the state of Mississippi has doubled. So what do you think about Mississippi? You'd like it here. Yes, you do. Because I lacked in school. Your mom does she work in the chicken? No Chill Howard. Has something faith. Ono. Can you show me in? Oh my goodness. My goodness. So she's wearing an ankle shackle. This is the kind of ankle shackle that immigration authorities us to keep track of immigrants once they're released from detention, and while they wait for their court date, it is a plastic ankle shackle and it is. Resting on her foot right now, and it's leaving a permanent bruise indentation. It's Black Infinity Gus case her troubles started when she went to one of the areas chicken processing plants looking for a job. Just as thousands of undocumented workers have done in the last decade, there are a number of major plants around here in small towns such as Morton Forest Carthage, and Canton, which are not too far from the capital of Mississippi. Jackson he'll Fiat Stilo. In Seattle, they are. Your. Stomach, I-I Gumbel throw. Is the whole hold on a second? Are you telling me that you saw your mom went to look for work? At. The chicken? Plant. and. She just happened to be there on the day. When the Raid Happen Is that what happened? August seventh twenty nineteen the day of the largest single state immigration raid in US history. Ice Agents on foot and helicopters descended onto several poultry plants in small towns throughout the region. The arrested hundreds of undocumented workers for the Cup happened to be there on that day looking for work but she was arrested to see if we is the Style. Why? those day. You didn't even work there was did not need neither our how. No fifty gut was released by immigration authorities like many others on the day of the raid. because. She told them she's a single mother several months later though she got into a car accident. And that accident landed her in the hands of immigration authorities again. She believes the local police may have been targeting her because they knew that she had been released on the day of the raids on the. Committee who Senora about the net. Panella For Casino. Lago immigration agents told her that in order to be released and be reunited with her daughter. She'd have to wear an ankle shackle see. Okay. You'll get NYDIA utterly circle me. Okay. Alone only just our Camille. SIP on three stairways CEO. Bob. Nothing. The muscle at the moment is. that. He goes daughter fears that one day her mother could be deported and Teen Day immigrants. She will backing in were model and what about you? Angry alone. You're going to stay here alone. Is that what you want? You want to go back to what the? On Wednesday here with my mom.
Trump signs executive order that could ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 days
"President trump's threat to ban. TIKTOK is now a formal order. Trump signed two new executive orders to ban US companies from working with the Chinese parent companies for both the popular video sharing APP Tiktok, and the messaging APP we chat, the ban will go into effect. September. Twentieth is an American company does not by the APPS. First, the president cited national security concerns for the sweeping new restrictions, both APPS, are owned by Chinese companies and tensions between the US and China have continued to escalate. Trump argues the APPS. APPS give the Chinese Communist, party too much access to Americans data and the ability to run disinformation campaigns in the US. Still Tiktok has insisted that is not the case, and that data is not even stored in China to be clear cybersecurity experts have said, it's tough to know for sure one social media professor told USA Today if the Chinese government were to request Americans from Tiktok, the parent company by Dan would likely have no choice but to hand it over. So what would trump's ban really mean? There aren't many specifics out yet, but likely the APPS would no longer be available in apple or android APP stores as a start. Then end, the ban may never actually happen. Remember Microsoft is already confirmed. It's in talks to buy parts of TIKTOK and plans to decide before the orders deadline. Oh and also both executive orders are expected to be challenged in court since they're so unusual. In fact, the reports, it's still unclear if the president actually has the legal authority to enact the ban,
No US Open for Nadal; Olympics Re-Lived: 2004 Athens
"Fellow folks, and welcome. Once again to the tennis podcast and the latest edition of Olympics relived, we've already lived through the Olympics nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, three to the two thousand in Sydney, and we now arrive at two thousand four Athens Olympics return to it, spurs place one, hundred, four years earlier just before we get onto reliving. Olympic things a little bit of news to one since our last weekly tennis actual tennis based podcast couple of days ago. The knees we've had is the entry list is out for the US Open. And Rafael. Nadal is not on it. He has made an announcement that he will not be playing the USA Open. It is for health risk based reasons, which I think we'll. We'll respect that obviously disappointing for the tournament that that won't be their first. Grand, Slam with neither federal known adult, since Nineteen Ninety nine on the women's side nine. If the world's top turn on the entry list, it's only a number one ashburn on it. Obviously, entry list does not mean list of players that are actually definitely going to play. But it's nonetheless, you know this early stage, a bit of beast for the US Open, and the other bit of News we've had is that. As entirely expected at the Madrid Masters and premium mandatory tournament has been canceled. I. Mean the writing on the wall. That as we discussed on Monday, but it has been formally cancelled. We do understand there's a chance that Kitsch Buell, which is tournament that must get mentioned on every tennis podcast apparently. Might. Now, move. Back a week to take up that place in the calendar where Madrid. We're going to be of I said that quickly enough so that we can move onto Olympic stuff. Is Seen as possible. I mean there are a lot of good players. All over those interests, and as you say, who knows how many of them will end up playing but him and we we knew that the likelihood was the Dow wasn't gonNA play. There was maybe a little bit of doubt about that. When Madrid was canceled perhaps Nadal might have changed his mind, but you said it's at the time you felt that if it was a view on the virus itself and not wanting to travel and it's not going to change and sure enough he made it clear that it was because of his concerns over the virus, he just feels the world isn't ready for that and he's He's not comfortable to travel. I did sort of slightly Riley. Smile. When I saw the pressure relation, the US not even including the dowels name in the release, not even acknowledging that they're defending their reigning champion was not actually going to be there because of the decision he taken and yet they did mention that Roger Federer wasn't going to be there because of his injury I thought that was poor. I think just acknowledging the champion would have been a classier thing to have done, and actually I noticed in Chris. Clarity's piece overnight in the new. York Times that he spoke to the tournament Director Stacey Allaster who? took a completely different tack and pay tribute to refer and said, she looked forward to returning and I think that that is certainly the right way to of played that. But yeah. We've also seen one or two notes overnight of the protocols that the USDA plan to. Employ for covid nineteen testing, and if somebody tests positive in a team or an or apply themselves, the play will just be removed from the tournament and we'll have to isolate and. The words of James Blake really came back to me are upon reading those rules of just what it might take even for the tournaments if it had a lot of. People testing positive in having to be removed from the drawer. How many Coulda draw take you know this? This something I hadn't really considered before and if you're staying independent accommodation, so electing not to stay in the. Official bubble hotels. Then you have to pay for and be responsible for private security to monitor your bubble adherents. which is intense but space slightly reassuring. But goodness me, it's. Any ad, the question remains unanswered of of what the threshold is for that tournament. What's what stage does D stop treating individual cases and start saying as a? Hot Sports that needs to be needs to be shut down and his depressing is that. Prospect. is they they need to have a plan for that scenario?
Hispanics disproportionately affected by COVID-19
"25%. Any survey of those affected by covert 19 showing a new pattern emerging across the USA BCS making to Rezian numbers from the CDC. Reveal Hispanics are disproportionately affected by the virus, with one out of every five deaths among Hispanics caused by Cove it, according to a Washington Post analysis in California, 57% of all virus related deaths reported in the last week of
Birx warns US is 'in a new phase' of coronavirus pandemic with more widespread cases
"In the U. S isn't just growing. It's evolving. The White House Corona virus response coordinator, told CNN State of the union that the virus is widespread in both world and metro areas. This difference from the spring when outbreaks were mostly contained two cities, Burke says mitigation efforts are crucial in places where cases are climbing. That includes many states in the South and west, as well as emerging hot spots in the Midwest. Works, urged Americans to social distance, avoid crowds and wear masks even at home if they live with vulnerable individuals. Public health is called public health because
"Round one is classic. British sitcoms. Number One. What was the name of the fictional holiday come featured in the nine thousand nine hundred Sitcom Heidi high. Number two. Which Sitcom of the late nineteen eighties and early nineties revolved around the Ambrose family and the characters that frequented their Bob Shop Peckham. Number three. Which Sitcom at the nineteen seventies featured a landlord called Rupert. Spinster. The roof, a medical student Alan and Philip. Self identified some of an African tribal chief. Number Four. Which alternative comedian played Tory backbencher Allen starred in the New Statesman. Number. Five Which Sitcom at the nineteen seventies had a theme tune but incorporated into its opening bars the show's title in Morse Code. Round two is the letter P in geography. So all answers here begin with the letter p. Number six. Situated in the Caribbean Sea which unincorporated territory of USA has long been discussed for inclusion as the first fifty first of the US states. Number. Seven. which Spanish city the second largest of the Basque region is famous for its annual running of the Bulls event. NEBR-. In which region of South America shared internationally by Argentina and Chile is there an estimated population of between fifteen hundred and five thousand speakers of the Welsh language? Night. which subregion of Oceania is prized of thousands of Pacific islands including Tonga Summer under Cook Islands.
And They Will Inherit It
"The film, salt of the Earth was made only a year or so after the strike and released in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, it tells the story of our group of Mexican American miners to Ghana. Powerful mining company to demand their rights their fifteen month long strike includes some unexpected heroes and we'll explain that soon. But I you need to understand how radical the film was for the Nineteen Fifties. Politicians at the time were determined to root out secret communists from Hollywood. There were even public interrogation of filmmakers. Are you now have you ever been a member of the? Communist Party, this is audio of the interrogation of filmmaker Herbert Bieber Bearman in front of the House UNAMERICAN activities committee. To use this to. The motion, picture industry and. The Right? Not only be be Berman ended up serving time in prison and was blacklisted in Hollywood because of his suspected communist sympathies, and then he made salt of the Earth along with two other men who also been blacklisted. It seems pretty clear that salt of the Earth was an act of defiance. The government had sanctioned the filmmakers for his sympathies. So they made a movie that was unapologetically leftist. In one thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, four, the film was so controversial, only a few theaters across the US would show it. Salt of the Earth was essentially buried from public sight for decades. But in one thousand, nine, hundred seventies, she gano and feminist movements embraced the Phil. They saw it as an example of what social justice movements could actually look like. In two, thousand, eighteen producer. Traveled to Grant County New Mexico to uncover the story of what would come to be called the Empire Zinc strike. He wanted to find out how is sleepy mining town erupted into protest, and if almost seventy years later, anyone still remembers Sayer give them is going to take it from here. Before I tell you about what things are like in county. Now, I'm GonNa, tell you the story about how things were and we're going to start with our to Florida's. He was an important figure in the empire's ING strikes. Please come in. Thank you. My Dad Arthur. Florida's one hundred years old. One of the first. President Sir Locally. Local. Late Ninety is the name of the miners union in Grant County. By the way, we're going to hear about it a lot and our to Florida's was a union leader there in the nineteen fifties. Here, it's OK. Okay. I ever I have no problem with talking. Hundred. Be. Dumb. You're doing just fine. Sits in a wheelchair. His thin silver hair is neatly combed. His son. Larry leaves out a set of old photographs on the table. Here's head. Here's some of the actors from the movie, Clint Man Walking Out of the Union Hall Women Flannels and big brimmed hats smiling triumphantly at the camera. There's two is a full head of thick black hair. The photo is labeled local eight, Ninety Activists Nineteen fifty-three.
How I Built Resilience: Taha Bawa of Goodwall
"Hey, everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're thinking creatively during such a disruptive time and today we're GonNa hear from Ta the CO founder of Good Wall Good Wall is a social network that connects high school and college graduates with jobs and scholarships. Today Good Wall has raised over sixteen million dollars with more than a million users on the platform I. Spoke with Taha, from his company headquarters in Switzerland where he gave me a rundown of goodwill's mission for people who've never heard of goodwill just tell us how how does it work? It's essentially a mobile platform that's designed for the next generation. We started off with high school students helping them build up their first profile showcase themselves in a way that I'm accentuates their extracurricular activities in particular, connect them to opportunities mostly scholarships in colleges and all. This happens within a positive and supportive community. Over time, we've grown with our members into the college and young professional space. Our whole goal is to level the playing field, maximize the potential of as many people as possible. So it's been compared to linked in is that a fair comparison I? Think there are similarities however, we're really focused on on our part, which is this next generation starting as early as sixty and guiding them through almost Sherpa in. Them through the future of earning learning and those opportunities. There are various features that we have that they don't, and we're really focus from a user experience perspective, and then from a community perspective, it's it's very different posts don't work here. You wouldn't find students talking about being on the chess team being on the robotics team being on etc etc on goodwill mean if you are, let's say eighteen years old and you're interested in applying to college. What does it look like you go to? While you create a profile for yourself and and then what you're going to goodwill, you help yourself our initial early adopters were mostly international school students who maybe didn't have as much guidance as others or since the US who maybe didn't have as much guidance from their parents from college counselors it come on. Here's he would other people are doing they'd be matched with colleges and universities and. Also. With scholarships based on their data on their profiles and then they'd be able to connect with like minded youth. So we had this girl based out of Jordan who was really into robotics science and unfortunately no one really around her who had that those similar interests and she was able to find others like her in the US connected Internet. NASA did incredible things afterwards actually many of our students have gone bound exclusive opportunities at. Like Oxford and others that we've partnered with an. Super fulfilling perspective. Yeah. It's really caused US checking it out last night and it's it's a little bit like if you didn't have a mentor or a guidance counselor like here you go. Yeah definitely I think a lot of early adopters were privileged in the sense that they had a lot of ambition and maybe they went to good schools. But over time we've especially with last year we've really. Put a lot of effort and a lot of energy towards helping youth who are maybe a little under privileged that privilege is actually not necessarily one hundred percent linked to financial situation but it can be for example, we're doing now with UNICEF death and other organizations in Africa for example, is running programs they are and were really helping you bring out their ideas, build up their confidence show who they. are in connect opportunities and it's been really really fulfilling and we expect to do more underrepresented communities in the US. For example, we're doing more and more there. That's where the biggest room impact is. At the end of the day, we are a social enterprise and it's very fulfilling to help youth who go to elite schools and connect them to lead universities and colleges, but it's even more fulfilling. Even more important for us to step in where the impact Delta's the biggest for, for example, youth in Africa who insert African countries that just don't have any exposure don't have opportunity. Don't have the guidance but do have access to a phone and can has result go through. So we're really trying to do more there in particular and are you started this company in two thousand fourteen with your brother? Where did the idea come from? So my it was my brothers idea both of us were born in Switzerland we lived in Iran the US came back to Switzerland. Our parents used to work in the humanitarian sector. My father worked for or Serb refugees around thirty years, and we experienced a lot growing up. We was like quite a contradiction going skiing on the weekend in in a very affluent privileged, no bubble in Switzerland whereas at the same time, we'd go in summer vacation and give candy out to refugee kids who are age your ten eleven and that that really did shake US quite a bit in throughout our upbringing we realized that we are. We are I'm here not because I'm smart but because I was lucky osborne that could have been born two doors down in that, my life would have been very different and I'm confident because of the experiences I had rather than because I'm innately able to do so and that's really what pushed us to say we were lucky in this sense what would happen if we were able to give those opportunities in terms of particularly experiences. So education is one thing traditional education is one thing but particularly experiences to millions of youth around the world what would happen how can we change things and that's where we thought it has to be mobile first it has. To be a digital solution and it has to be able to tackle millions and we wanted to go a step further. We said it's good to maximize one's potential but hopefully, we can do that in a win. We're very idealistic in that sense in a way that it maximizes or improved society as well or impacts society positively, which is our mission statement that if we have enough people that are exposed to not only improving themselves but as so often it's a form of education knowing what's out there if I hadn't gone to refugee camps or if I didn't have the background where my parents are Richard from Sri Lanka, would I really be so inclined to How this positive impact who knows I did have that chance I view that as an opportunity to give those opportunities in showcase through volunteering through being aware through connecting to people from different backgrounds. Hopefully, we can move the world forward I. Think it's needed now more than ever, right? Yeah. For Sure Tyler, the business for a second I think you've got around fifty employees the world you've got offices in Switzerland, the US Germany Serbia the Philippines mean you're growing you've got presumably some cash runway but these are tough economic times. I mean Lincoln just laid off a thousand people, their record numbers of people in the US for unemployment. So first of all. How is your revenue been in your business been impacted by the global economic slowdown? Yeah. I mean when it happens I think the first week where we started notice he was getting really serious I. Remember it. The first thing we did was we we had a board meeting and we talked about, okay what's our cash situation and let's make sure we get through this are along a be while maintaining the team for two reasons. One is like you don't want. Downward debt spiral. But also because we have the opportunity to have real impacting this time if we make the changes in adapt effectively, but we won't be able to do so if we don't have the team to do it so we've actually hired over the past few months and we've actually grown over the past few months and we've adapted to do. So the first week was really about scenario planning getting through that after that, we assume the worst but we. Ourselves decided. Well, there's definitely GONNA be less demand for recruitment is definitely less hires which hurts us which hurts our users or are members and we said, okay how can we can we help because if they come on in the no jobs? Well, it's a very bad experience, but it's also it's hurting us. So what we did was we put we put together this program better together and other challenges where youth can develop work experience at the end of it. They get certificates that show that they've accomplished these different challenges participated in it, and at the end, it can be used as work experience towards all of our partner companies. So it's actually giving them something to do some hope, and at the same time, this is generating revenue for us as one example of revenue for us. Another example is just before the crisis a part of our model is we work with large partners and a couple of these large partnership so. Leading recruitment than leading education routes, stunts or came to a halt. And then I don't know if this is despite coverted or because of covid other opportunities came about we've now partnered over the course of Kobe with market leaders in markets that we are not present in or were very marginally presents and he's actually allowing us to take up extra market share and grow in more significant way to timber onwards. Let. Let me ask you about the demographic that you target. Right I mean and I'm Gonna I'M GONNA use this term Gen Z.. Always cringe when I say because I remember like when I was in my twenties and people talked about Gen-x and their slackers and I would just cringe and you're older people talk about Gen xers and I was like, what are you talking about but just just to make this kind of simple we'll we'll just say Gen Z.. So if you're Gen Z. I'm sorry it's annoying I know. This is a really challenging economic moment if you are in high school now and you're going into college or if you're in college, there's a pretty good chance. You'RE GONNA GRADUATE INTO A world with very few jobs. You know a world that we haven't seen certainly since two, thousand, eight, nine and ten but maybe far far more challenging than that. What's your sense I mean? What do you think I mean do do you think that's that's actually true that that is likely to be the case for the next three, four, five years or more. Yeah, I think whether or not we go through a deep recession with mass unemployment particularly for the Youth USA next three four five years very probable that US at least in the short run or to suffer they're normally the last to be hired the first to be fired and that's justified for various reasons including ethical. Oh, they have less commitments than, for example, someone with kids, but it is incredibly difficult and the mental toil of, let's say an eighteen year old doesn't know what's coming up next we need to be able to be resilient and we need to be able to learn how to learn and adapt because we just don't know what's going to happen. So they could be a second. Downturn there could be a third downturn. It could be sustained downturns and US like across society but in particular for the youth they we have an opportunity they have an opportunity to take this and say, okay, it doesn't kill me. It might make me stronger and I can learn from this develop that resilience that five, six, ten years from now I'm able to deal with the next crisis in a more in a stronger way because I'm going to have to do that and some of the skills that need to be developed in my in my opinion or entrepreneurial thinking that ability to be flexible and resilient we we need to do more though the on just the the these massive stimulus packages and. Is trying to do whatever they can for sure this generation needs the government needs to intervene to be able to organizations needs to be able to intervene to support them to the best of their abilities in terms of developing skills and able to resilient. When we come back in just a moment, I'll talk with Taha about college graduates who will probably face a shrinking job market over the next few years stay with us. I'm Guy Roz and you're listening to how I built this resilience edition from NPR. For this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org. Hey welcome back to how I built this resilience edition despite the economic slowdown tie and his company good wall have been able to grow their team and stay afloat. But as jobs are drying up across the globe. Many college graduates are looking for opportunities and can't find any if you're like in your early twenties now and you're looking for an opportunity and you can't find one. What would you recommend a young person? Do Who's who's graduating college is just entering the workforce and is kind of trying out different potential career pass. Is it a good time to just steer clear of the workforce for a while and get some more education which in the US means more debts? What do you think? Yeah, I think. Definitely, trying is important, but this might just be an opportunity to start your own thing. You know a lot of great companies came out of the last crisis because they just couldn't find jobs or that opportunity just wasn't there for your. So maybe start one's own thing. It's never been easier to start a business. It's never been easier to try something new. So if even. If it doesn't work. That's incredible work experience. You know when we talk to HR owes of some of the leading companies in the world, what are they looking for or what were they looking for before the crisis indefinitely after is that ability to be entrepreneurial even if you're working for fortune five hundred, so it can't hurt best case scenario you build something. Amazing. Worst case scenario. Fail and you take those skills and you leverage those skills and you keep your mind active. It's so important from a mental health perspective, keep your mind active and then apply them when the market comes back, which will at one point another opportunity. If if maybe starting yourself isn't it join some friends or join or reach out to small startups definitely volunteer is an opportunity. There are a lot of NGOs are nonprofits that need help or need support right now, build up your work experience gained some experience concrete tangible work experience that differentiates further rather than just having eight twelve months in your resume which are empty. Unfortunately, it might not help financial side and that's where that's where one has to be creative and it's it's just really tough and that's What does the government intervention on that front need to be because there's some that just can't afford to do what I just said, which is volunteer or build your own company because they don't have that safety net that don't have that opportunity in and unfortunately there in we're almost out of ideas because he go back to college, you just talked about extra debt but for some unfortunately are going to have to do it, and that leads to more a more philosophical discussion on what is there so much debt attached to a college education where you know in Switzerland, for example, I paid for my undergraduate I paid around a thousand dollars a year it's a leading edge I mean it's like A. Top universities and so that's a that's another discussion. Yeah. I agree with you I think that this is a moment to be entrepreneurial and it's challenging because you're you're right. I mean not everybody can do that from an employer's perspective you mentioned human resource officers, and by the way you're right I mean a human resource officer is very attracted to an applicant who started a business or try to start up in it failed. Because as you say, that's incredible life and work experience. What are some of the characteristics and sort of ways that quote Unquote Jersey works that might be different from previous generations maybe what their expectations for example? Yeah. It's something that comes up quite often the expectations are are huge I think even if we look at the generation before part of it is there needs to be in there. Always has been this need for grits for determination. I think post Covid, we're going to have very likely incredibly resilient and determined generation I. Think it's it's really great for I mean it's it's very tough. Love going to suffer and I hope I hope it will be as as few as possible but coming out of this generally on the whole, there's good reason to believe that this generation. is going to be really conscious a bit like after World War Two really conscious of financials very conscious sauce how lucky they are how privileged quickly things can change how precarious the society within which we live is actually it's a disease that, yes, it's it's it's it's serious, but it could have been a lot worse. It could have been worse could be one hundred exists and it's brought. Our global economy to its knees and you know we feel like we're often the masters of the universe and that's not just Jeb across demographics and we clearly aren't on I. think a little bit of humidity goes a long way. I love the energy of younger people coming in because their ideas are just so radically different from the way people in my business have have seen their profession What is your advice for employers looking to harness the intellectual power of Gen Z.? Yeah. No, it's a really good question. There basics of management that have been the same for every demographic every every niche within that demographic. It's look at maximizing the potential of the particular individual to different people react differently to different forms of management. Within this can talk about trends, but the ability to give them that chance to express themselves. The need for trust is always been there now definitely, so I mean even more so because they know what they're capable, but then also must not forget they are still with very few years of experience and being able to be there to give feedback to to tell them what they're doing. Right. Tell them what they're doing. Wrong. Both sides is critical. So just leaving someone out there in the world is not going to necessarily need to great results either but giving that safe-space giving that trust and creating an environment of being game your to maximize your potential and the. Direct, order may have worked. They may have been able to get away with it in the past, but some people might be okay with it but generally speaking that's that's especially for for you a lot of potential that's just not conducive for maximizing the potential where do you see your your business and what you're doing in five years from now what do you want it to look like I think for us it's always been about really helping as many youth as possible be as inclusive as we. And so we're ready serving youth in one hundred, fifty countries would like to go deeper in certain areas through our partnerships or load serve more youth in a more significant way. Provide more opportunities just re the best experience. That's probably what's most important. I think that's where we can have where we can make our contribution towards society. That's what we're good at, and now it's just about going to the next level. Yes. It's a challenging period, but we're going to be okay. WE'RE GONNA get out of this, and then it's about really taking this opportunity and doing the best we can because we are in a privileged situation if we were if we were unlucky which is the case for many other start ups I, friends who had term sheets for massive rounds of financing evaporates we hear the stories and then know they're just unlucky. So we're in this lucky position to be able to operate and to be able to do what we're doing. Let's. Make, the most out of it and I think that's our that's kind of our duty and I think that's yeah. TOBBACO
Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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Fox News’ Janice Dean criticizes Gov Cuomo's handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic crisis
"Cuomo has been doing a victory lap over the Improved numbers in New York. However, there's a piece in USA Today by Janice Dean. Janice Dean is the Fox news meteorologist. And she said Covert 19 killed my in laws after Cuomo's reckless New York nursing home policy. She said. First didn't blame anybody. This is a pandemic. Then we learn about the policy that put them in danger. She says. Then we learned that Cuomo's administration March 25 order that recovering Corona virus patient be placed into nursing homes. Mandate also borrowed nursing homes from requiring incoming patients to be tested prior to admission, readmission. She says that order state into effect for 46 days, during which time over 6000 patients with the virus replaced in these facilities, housing our most vulnerable To date, at least 6500 of our most helpless seniors have been killed by the virus. Even the governor himself said the virus could sweep through nursing homes like fire through dry grass. She said. We had no idea until it was too late. She says he can't believe it's not a bigger story. She says. It's a puff piece past puff piece. Interview with Good Morning America CBS morning. Today, Tonight show by Jimmy Fallon People magazines to have asking important questions all focused on the governor's love life. She said it was infuriating. The death toll in our senior living facilities in New York, she writes alone, with bigger than 9 11 and Hurricane Katrina combined. Where is the outrage? Cuomo is desperate for a scapegoat.
Will TikTok Be Banned In The USA? It May Depend On Who Owns It
"It's the shiny new thing in social media, and it's super popular with Generation Z. But the clock may be running out on Tic tac. See what I did there because the Trump administration claims it could be used for espionage. NPR's Jackie Northam explains. When you scroll through the TIC tac cap, There's a constant stream of lively music videos featuring teenagers and twentysomethings and lots of cute little dogs and sunglasses performing for the camera. But they're going to be some pretty unhappy young people here in the U. S. If the Trump administration gets its way. In an interview, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the U. S may ban the Chinese own TIC TAC because it views it as a national security risk, whether it's tic tac or any of the other Chinese communications platforms, APS Infrastructure that this administration taken seriously the requirement to protect the American people from having their information end up in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. Tic Tac has been just really an uplifting thing for families. This is a company and an app that is meant for creativity and to enjoy that's Michael Beckerman, a vice president and head of public policy at TIC Tac US. He denies the Trump administration's charges and says there's no intelligence to be gleaned from the AP. Vic talk, like other social media platforms collects data on its users. But Beckerman says, Tick tock never has, nor will share that data with Beijing. We have very strong access controls to data our servers as I mentioned her in Virginia and the decisions on content and everything else or air made at the U. S level by our U. S leadership. The considerable Beijing Stealing data has been building for about five years. Ever since a cybersecurity attack on the office of Personnel Management when sensitive information of more than 20 million U. S citizens was stolen, Paltry Olo, who focuses on the intersection of politics and technology at the Eurasia Group. Scissor have been a number of similar incidents since Trio says the concern grew when China introduced a new national security law a couple years ago. And that law basically just says that companies individuals have to cooperate with the Chinese government when it comes to intelligence matters. It's very vague, though it doesn't say a social media company has to turn over all stated to the Chinese. Government, the Trump administration's effort to ban any Chinese equipment that could be used to steal sensitive data, trade secrets or intellectual property is picking up speed. That even includes thousands of surveillance cameras set up in government buildings and military facilities. Most of them are made by Chinese companies or have Chinese components. All those cameras have to be removed by August 13th. Hitting the deadline is absolutely going to be tricky. I mean, it's just it's like it's less than a month away. Catherine Gronberg is with Force Coat Technologies, a California based cyber security company. She says. It'll be difficult to replace the cameras. You know, the fact is, is that these markets are dominated in some cases by Chinese products, and in fact, we don't have alternatives that are either made by us or in the U. S. Or U. S Ally, Eurasia Group's trio, Lo says the movement against TIC TAC and other Chinese platforms and tech companies. Comes at a particularly turbulent time in U. S China relations exacerbated by the trade dispute and the Corona virus pandemic. It's a much, much broader problem that between the US and China that the tech companies are being dragged into You know, there's there's no trust basically, and the administration warns more Chinese made equipment or APS are in its crosshairs. Jackie Northam. NPR news
Verizon's Comeback Coach - Helping Small Businesses Recover After Coronavirus
"These are particularly hard time for running any kind of business especially during a pandemic, and if you're a small business owner, listen up. Verizon is launching a new initiative called Comeback Coach and Tammy Irwin the CEO of horizon businesses here with us to tell us all about it. Hey tammy. Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to have the conversation today. Sure Philipson I'm comeback coach. Jefferson Lincoln watching Kobe very directly over the last several months, and we've seen the direct impact that so many small businesses have. Seen as result of Cova in combat coaches really intended. To bring the strengths of verizon and help customers, small businesses particular with connectivity, collaboration, security, but more importantly give them the information the tools that they need to really accelerate their recovery. What we know is sixty percent of small businesses bleed. They'll recoup, and we want to be part of helping them. Make that happen. So gimme Gimme a hypothetical. I have a bakery on main street some in somewhere USA. And you know sales have have dramatically fallen by seventy five percent. How does the Comeback Coach healthy? Yes, so a couple of ways, comeback coaches really designed to be coaching and what it does. Is it really allows us to? It's a three month program where we're going to pair small businesses, though thank combed eight other Baker in a small town, USA one of my favorite places to visit and we'll take a three month period of time and pair about business with leaders who really lead in small business. Business and help them with what are the things actions that they need to take? That will accelerate their comeback so whether it's technology whether it's finance whether it's how they think about advertising media. We're going to help them. Really design that with the Comeback Coach program. It sounds like one of those TV shows where the expert comes in to help the bar restaurant except that you're not gonNA. Have any drama, right? Exactly no drama I might eat the doughnuts, but no drama. Okay tell us about verizon business you know a lot of us think of just rising as the wireless Internet the Wireless Company and as as our Internet provider. What is rising business to? Yet Brennan Business really is designed to meet the needs of business customers whether small medium business, customers, global enterprise, customers or city state and local customers in our public sector We think about connectivity in Mali oftentimes think about verizon wireless as wireless. Only we deliver broadband connectivity, and then really for businesses. It's about winning above connectivity. It's about securities so important right now. Now, particularly for small businesses we think about some video collaboration tools that they require to be successful. Blue Jeans is a recent acquisition for US media needs of customers on some of their collaboration and video capabilities, so verizon is really representative of having an end to end suite of products to meet the needs of business customers bid him small or global enterprise. Let me. Take you back to come back coach. How do people apply? We're GONNA get the details out on our website, so watch the website for the details. We're doing a lot on our website today to really help small businesses, and we'll give you an example today If you go to the small to our website, you will see twenty webinars that we've hosted for small businesses so what I would say. If you're a small business user, don't wait. You can go there today for good helpful tips participate in those webinars and then get the details on comeback coach how you apply. We've had a great program. Pay It forward lie where we've paid out. to four hundred small businesses cash donations, so the website is the place to learn about. Verizon is doing including comeback coach for small businesses now is that website for rising business dot, com OR VERIZON DOT COM? You can get a brazen dot com. Just click the business. Lincoln take you directly there. All right TAMMY IRWIN CEO of rise in business. Thanks so much for being on talking tech with us.
United Arab Emirates spacecraft blasts off from Japan
"Arab Emirates has launched its first spacecraft. A probe headed for Mars. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. The craft was launched from a space centre in Japan. After the launch Countdown in Arabic in a Japanese rocket launched the unmanned spacecraft. United Arab Emirates named the probe a mall or hope. Project director Amron Sharrif says in a promotional video that the Emirates Mars mission delivers a message of hope to young Arab people the same way we used to generate knowledge in the past. You can generate knowledge today and in the future to serve humanity. The craft is expected to reach Mars next February, as the Emirates celebrates 50 years since the country was founded. Once they're the probe will study the planet's upper atmosphere and monitor it's changing climate. Jeff Brady NPR news
Dallas - Fort Worth Zoo Named The Top Zoo In The Country
"Well, for the first time ever, the Fort Worth Zoo has won the title as the number one zoo. In America. This is a survey that Yusa today conducts every summer. The zoo and Fort Worth has been in the top five for the last four years in a row. Last year, it finished up in fourth. Avery Ellender from the fort word, Su tells Carl these David rank and it's kind of nice to win the popularity contest once in a while. Absolutely. We are so excited to have the honor, and we just couldn't be more thrilled. Tell me about the this whole Yusa Today Zoo survey that they do every year today has assembled a panel of industry experts. And they created a lead out of 230 something ese accredited zoos that they deem. Um, it sell and things like animal care and enrichment. Also, Jews that have created meaningful interactions between humans and animals. So this panel created a list of 20 Suze And then that they opened it up. Tio a nationwide vote and the contest ended July 6. And we just learned this morning that we have been named the number one show in the country. What's been the reaction around the place? Everybody super excited. We're really thrilled to hear the news and thank our visitors and our guests and our members for voting us to the number one spot. I will say, you know, it's been a really interesting summer. And of course, we spent the majority of our spring closed for 11 weeks. But our staff was still here showing up every single day feeding and caring for the animals. So I think a really nice for award for the dedicated staff and And we've always known how special issue is, but now we get to show the rest of the country. Now you're getting ready to do a huge build out. Other forwards do what's coming up in the second phase. That's right. So it is part of our $100 million master plan and, of course, the first face that was the African Savannah exhibit that opened in 2018. And we are getting very close to opening our Elephants Springs exhibit, which is the second phase and it will nearly triple the size of our elephant exhibit. It will offer them multiple yards and areas to Rome. With different slash pools on expanded barn, So we're really excited to be able Tio not only provide that new space for elephants but also Continue to maintain our conservation and breeding programs and also provide new interactions and ways for against to see these animals up close. And that's Avery Ellender with the Ford words Sue, by the way, the Dallas Sue On Mars Sailors spent his ninth in that same USA Today's survey, and that gives by the way the two big Jews in North Texas top 10 finishes. We're
Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy
"You having a bad day. Every retailer in America. Absolutely. Tell me more. Let's talk about the list of bankruptcies. Since the last time you and I talked I Lucky Jeans G Star Rob Off Though Brooks Brothers chapter eleven. This was not a surprise. They have been struggling for a little while now, but I wanted to delve into this company just a little bit because it's an American brand. We have very few brands that are made in the USA. Have such a big heritage. They are two hundred and two years old for our country. That's pretty big deal. Nothing lasts for two hundred two years. Right that's almost as old as the Dang country. They filed for chapter eleven with plans to permanently close fifty one stores. There are a number of companies that are interested in possibly buying the company including Simon Property Group, Simon Property Group is interested. They are the company that owns all those malls. And the crazy thing about this is they just sued brooks brothers a few weeks ago and then dropped the suit for not paying the rent for not paying their rent. They took him to court for almost nine million dollars in unpaid rent, and then they dropped it and I'm guessing. They dropped it because they realized that this was about. Come around the corner, right? They have been slowly closing stores over the past two years and two thousand eighteen. They had nearly seven hundred stores globally now they have five hundred. They're saying of course because PAT stomach, but the truth is pants off changed over the past few years. Literal Pants think of all those Khakis who's wearing them anymore like the static for what you wear to work has changed really in the past decade, and they have stayed the same brand, which in many ways as good because they have a visual heritage and history. Eh, with apparel. They dressed Abraham Lincoln. They've dressed many many presidents. They also have. A history that I was just made aware of this week. I don't know if you know about this. Lisa but I did some research because I got a tip from friends that Brooks Brothers has a complicated history with slavery. This is not something that they talk about so there's not a lot of information out there on it, but I did find an article from Smithsonian magazine that said quote Brooks Brothers was the top of the line slave clothing slave traders would issue new clothes for people. They had to sell, but they were usually cheaper. Ooh, that is complex. I did not know this part of their at all. Do they ever like apologize for that? They don't talk about it. Because if you don't talk about, it never happened right. Wow, but they made the clothes said. They've made their clothes in the United States, but this past May. They started shutting down some of their factories, their factories New, York north, Carolina and Massachusetts were all starting to slowly closed down so. People knew that they were going to maybe off. Start off shoring some of their apparel, but it was in limbo. What was going on with the company and they really weren't saying anything yet, but the writing was on the wall less than an hour ago. Bloomberg reported that authentic brands group put a bid in for the company. Authentic brands. Group owns a bunch of brands including barneys. New York forever twenty one fredericks of Hollywood nine West Jones New York, juicy couture and sports illustrated. That's all over the
Amid White House criticism, Fauci urges focus on virus and an end to 'nonsense'
"Trump administration infighting over how to handle the virus pandemic has gone public in extraordinary fashion officials in and out of the White House have been publicly undermining Dr Anthony Fauci it is a good bizarre I don't really fully understand it including a USA today opinion piece from White House trade adviser Peter Navarro ripping out she is in a world by himself so I don't even want to go there about she tells the Atlantic the virus outbreaks going in the wrong direction it's no time for political gains let's stop this nonsense and figure out how can we get our control over this now in a rare moment of trying to ease tensions president trump stepped into referee we're all in the same game we want to get rid of this mass Sager make ani Washington
White House denies Trump authorized anti-Fauci op-ed
"In a USA Today op Ed White House Trade advisor Peter Navarro attacked Dr Anthony Fauci of N I H, saying the nation's leading infectious disease expert has a good bedside manner with the public. But quote has been wrong about everything. I have interaction with him on. The White House has since told CBS News Navarro had gone rogue. Douchey himself was later asked about the mixed messages coming from the federal government amid this deadly pandemic here, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett along with Fauci's response, the most part you can trust respected medical authorities. I believe I'm one of them. So I think you can trust me. Previous presidents have doctor found she advised President Obama during the Ebola crisis, President George W. Bush awarded him the Medal of Freedom. Fauci has called attempt to discredit him. Arun counterproductive.
When Zina Speaks, You Listen
"Hi everyone welcome back to the body. Serve I'm James. I'm Jonathan. We, have something very exciting today. This is kind of a surprise episode for you all and it is something that we have never done. We have had players on the show before little cute, little ten fifteen minute segments, but we've never had a former player. Sit Down with us today. The Legend Zina garrison sat down with us for an extended chat about her career about being an African American woman and tennis about today's. Today's game and just took us through some of the highlights and some of the insight. She's gained in her illustrious career, on-court and off court. We've been hoping to get this interview for a while, but the timing really couldn't have been any better in doing it. No, because today when you're it well, it's yesterday for us today. When this episode is released will be the thirtieth anniversary to the day of ladies e making. Making the Wimbledon final in one thousand nine hundred beating Monica Selous snapping a S- Thirty six match win streak in the quarter-finals beating number one Steffi Graf in the semi-finals Steffi who had reached the previous thirteen Grand Slam finals, and then playing Martinez to love in the final. We talk about healthy Gibson. XENA had a personal relationship with her. One of the stories that you've probably heard a lot of recently. Is that out? Out the Gibson was in the locker room at Wimbledon right before that that final in one thousand, nine hundred, talking about champagne, maybe adding little pressure, but it's a amazing to see these two generations of pioneering players end up in the same police at that one moment. Zena is unfiltered. She tells you what she's thinking. She says on the show that I don't always talk often, but when I do you know it's important. Aside from her Wimbledon final which you've heard a lot about recently Zina. Garrison is an Olympic gold medalist in doubles with Pam. Shriver and one thousand, nine hundred eighty eight Seoul Games. She is the bronze medalist in singles at those same games. She made the quarterfinals or better at a major fifteen times. She won three grand. Slam mixed doubles titles to at Wimbledon One Australia fourteen time WTI tight list. She is one half of the first ever all. All black WTI final in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six ECKERD, open and the court. She was the USA team captain at the two thousand eight Olympics, she was fed cup. Coach for a number of years and the founder of the Zina Garrison. Academy, which has talked literally tens of thousands of children in Houston to play tennis. The work that Xena has done over the decades with her academy is so phenomenal, and as you can imagine, these are very. Times for all kinds of businesses let alone not for profits, and if you are able to please consider donating to Zina's academy. Zina garrison dot org and make a donation. To to help the kids in Houston continued to get such fabulous instruction free of charge, yet is important to mention perhaps as a preamble to this episode a prologue you can listen to our previous episode on Zina Garrison, which was entitled Wiggle at Legs Zeno, we do ask Xena how we got started in this interview. That's a little bit of supplemental listening. But for now here's our chat with Zina and we hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much. For chatting with us now, no, no problems China stat of this Houston Corona. We don't have it's been really bad here so I was just GonNa ask. How's everything going there? Now we're have had major spikes, so it's GonNa be interesting. So, you mostly staying inside Kinda minding your business. Yeah, not really bad allergies, too so they had the African dust here last week, so when trying to be a net again. Thanks for doing this just a little bit of a preamble as to how we were kinda hoping to do it. We're just GONNA. Run through a few things of your career and get your reaction to it possibly. A Tang into some of the stuff that we may have talked about on the previous that we did as well are you guys seem like you know me so well I. Do. Now Want WanNa. Hear it from you. You've been getting so much press this last month because of the thirtieth anniversary of your Wimbledon final. Did this catch you off guard? Yeah, did really kick me off guard for for two reasons first of all that it was. It's been thirty years like I. You know. It just blew my mind that it's been that long and then the other thing is that so many people had been talking about. Remember. When it was all happening and you know one of my friends. Even call and she's like you're. tweeting on twitter and I'm like what? And so funny because my phone have been going up but I didn't. Never really happens. I didn't really know what was going on. Sounds pretty cool, so this is the first time then that you're just minding your own business, and you're just brought back into tennis because of your career because of social media. Yeah, it's not what ends one guy from England that Chris Ghosn. He always puts stats on there, and so you know sometimes he'll you know bring? He makes me I tell him all the time. He keeps me relevant, but he comes up with these stats out of nowhere in plug. This one just kind of took off so I think because they don't have one with him right now. It's you know it's. It's an people's line because this is the time so.
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"From podcast one. Coming up in this episode of target USA, the nuclear situation between the US and Russia is worse than you think risk of accident mistake miscalculation. Has Risen over the last few years. Steve Andrea consultant for the nuclear threat. Initiative puts it all into stark perspective in a crisis that could lead to an accident or mistake or miscalculation that could conceivably trigger nuclear use coming on this edition of Target USA. He National Security podcasts. From WTO..
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"And and acquire information that informs how they're gonNA vote vote that's a really strong Platform for us in the US or the the main challenges for you. And what's your vision for dealing with everything. Well I think the main challenge challenge for us is both. There's one short term one long term short term. I think we want to work on as I said actioning the information we have but we I also want Americans to have confidence in their democratic institutions. And we recognized. The intelligence community is a very important incredible voice In in building that confidence across the United States long term. I think I want to continue to not only support this topic but also you better understand how this fits into as I mentioned the three hundred sixty five a day cyber campaigns and influence operations and so really election security charity is a moment in time very broader programs. I think so from a programmatic standpoint going to plan and continue our work is not just prepare for or a milestone in two thousand twenty but really incorporate ourselves into the natural muscle movement of the intelligence community at the end of the day any given day. How do you measure success for you and your group I think certainly as we get closer to twenty twenty A very practical measure of success. This is have we action D- Every piece of relevant information In the appropriate way so action could mean everything did we produce a product on it. Did we produce. Let's say a President's daily brief on it did we Ensure that the FBI's is counterintelligence unit received it so they could work within the FBI's authorities to action that information. Did I downgrade the information to share it with the state and local election action official. Because they need to know so I think for me a very practical measure of success centers on this issue of did I action everything that I had resident in our holdings and I think although that's a very practical measure it's one that I think is is both tangible And I think insures that the intelligence community isn't Limited to simply analysis but also expanding the impact of its work into those other constituencies. I just mentioned. Is there anything you'd like to add that I haven't asked you about that. You think important one. I really want to stress my appreciation for four media and colleagues like yourself in not only covering this topic but also highlighting the role of the media and civil society in terms of informing. Arming the American public on accurate information about elections accurate information about voting. I think what's important to relate to your listeners. Listeners is that this is not an intelligence community only Fight and not solely focused on the capabilities that I have resident in the intelligence community but really is based upon a partnership not only with the intelligence community and the rest of the federal government but the federal government and they're state local election action officials the states as well as civil society and think tanks and academia and those organizations that I think are best connected to the public. Look and so really it needs to be a consortium and Federation of capabilities and authorities That will prove to be the the best promise for the intelligence community as well as the United States to defend against these threats Ms Peterson. It's been a true pleasure to tell and we thank you so much into so much. It's a pleasure to serve the American public that was Shelby Pearson. The election threats executive from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. We'll be back to election security because seeing as how it's January and the election takes place in November. There's lots more to talk about so we'll definitely be back to it coming up on our next episode. I got a call on Friday the seventeenth of January from the British British US security services. They're anti terrorist group. That looks after my interests. That's Bill Browder the businessman and author. He cast himself as Vladimir Putin's number one enemy and the call he got from British authorities was important telling me that they had received a call from their Swiss counterparts and the Swiss had informed them that they knew I was coming to Dabo's they knew I was going to be speaking Dabo's they were aware that the subject of my of my speech was going to be critical attack on Russian corruption and they believed based based on their intelligence that there was some heightened Risk physical security. When I was going to be there we call it? The plumbers plot the mysterious steriods story of two Russians who were detained in Davos Switzerland in August saying that they essentially were vacationing but when authorities questioned them about about being there and being plumbers they produced diplomatic documents and that led to a whole story about a plot to possibly bug the World Economic Forum and in browsers case a possible attempt on his life. The full story and all the details coming up in our next episode. That's it it for this episode of Target USA. And the meantime if you have questions or comments about our program send me an email at J. Green at W. View T. O.. P. Dot Com. That's the letter j the Color Green One word at Whiskey Tango Oscar Papa Dot Com J. Green Gene at W. T. O. P.. Dot Com. Subscribe to our podcasts. Please and follow us on twitter at T- USA podcast that's at Tango Uniform Sierra Alpha podcast at T- USA podcast and you can follow our newsletter. It's called inside the skiff. Each each week. The latest on national security and international security events you can sign up at WTO dot com slash alerts. I'm I'm Jay Jay Green and this is target. USA The national security podcast from the creators of cold case files comes your next true crime. podcast obsession PD stories. Every week law enforcement professionals join host Tom Morris Morris from America's most wanted and live PD to share their experiences insights and perspectives on policing. You're not gonNA WANNA mister show be sure to subscribe on podcast one apple podcast and many other podcast apps so you can get new episodes every week. Now Stay tuned for the latest headlines from the Associated Press..
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"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. Read Graham Allison's book through to citizens trap that's Roddick Secorski. A former noted journalist and distinguished statesmen from Poland. who was at one point the defense minister her? He's now the head of the EU delegation in Washington with a bit of advice for the US when it comes to dealing with China been citizens was an Athenian historian. Orient and general. His history of the Peloponnesian War recounts the Fifth Century. B C war between Sparta and Athens and he wrote. It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable. Such rivalries usually get out of control troll and And this one mustn't because it would just be too dangerous impending faceoff between the US and China and of course all of the key issues I between the US and the European Union coming up on this edition of Target USA he national security podcast from WTO in Washington DC this is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist. DC is repeatedly mentioned. Some place they would like cacique an attack Cyber Criminals Success America has a target on its back and on this program. We investigate again. The threats the people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you this is target. USA The national security podcast if the current trajectory continues the US and China or eventually going to have a showdown at least that's what some observers of us. China relations believe China's become perhaps the biggest industrial espionage is threat facing the US. Its military has risen to challenge that of the US and China's plan to become the world's biggest economy by twenty twenty-five appears to be a strong possibility. Of course. That's if we just look at what's out there in the public view but there's much more to the story and on on this edition of the target. USA podcast Roddick Sikorsky the head of the delegation from the European Union to the. US says the US would do well to take take a look at history as it moves closer to a possible standoff with China. He joins us to talk about that and much more on this edition of Target USA. Today Mr Sikorski. What's your objective as head of the delegation and the delegation as a whole With all the controversies in in Relations between the US and the EU. I'm very glad that we have a partisan. US Congress who are open to discussions about God masters of mutual concern because I firmly believe that the EU and the US Still need each other. Not only in the NATO context but but also in setting global rules. What are those problems you speaker? Well we know that president trump is particularly concerned Sunday about the trade balance goods where indeed the U. has a surplus but we point out that The US is is much more successful than we are in the trade of services and that overall it's pretty much imbalanced How do you feel about the way? Hey this the problem is being addressed is is it going. I know you're fairly new when the job here but how was it going well. I think We lost the case in the WTO And the US has imposed some sanctions on us. There are some other cases pending where apparently we having advantage. I would much rather for these things to be resolved Among friends or even I would say in the family rather than mm-hmm litigation But there are also issues that we have in common new technologies quantum computing gene sufficient intelligence. Five G. where either. We will agree common standards both technical standards and ethical standards and trait standards. All we will be living by standards set by others and I don't think the US is big enough to be able to achieve that on. Its Own. Just we'll get to that in just a moment They're interesting point. You make there about the. US is size and its ability to do anything on. Its own these days but but Back to your original point about problems. Are there others besides the trade issue. Well president trump is right when he says that some European allies allies have not been spending enough on the road defense and even support his slalom this because when President Bush Obama said it politely work And he's achieving something. I mean my own country. Poland has been spending two percent of GDP on defense of the last fifteen years and we have the world's eighteenth military budget but some other countries. I have not But they are beginning to spend more. We are beginning to recognize the power of that argument. So but that's not a problem though. Is it well. It's the is still not spending the two percent so it's not a problem with the US is the problem with the rest of the others. Some some countries have been slow in in Stepping up to the commitments that they themselves made At the whales NATO interest summit. And before what do you hope to achieve in your leadership of this delegation. That hasn't been achieved before. Well first of all. I hope that Jim Costa with whom I have an excellent working relationship succeeds in putting the equivalent and Institution in the US Congress on an official footing. And I know there is a bill to that effect. I hope it passes so that we have equivalent we've learned bodies on both sides of the Atlantic Because you know as a European Parliament we're here to stay and we need a Full fully legal grounding of a regular dialogue but beyond that of course we need it's to understand each other's problems We need I want to convince the US Congress.
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"Our biggest challenge is to Continue you the understanding and the transmission of what we're trying to do with regard to fighting in cyberspace and in the information domain across our entire depth of our army. We we work with senior leaders and we work with cadets but as everybody's constantly changing the leadership and you have new people coming into the jobs it's a continual fight to bring up the the base knowledge attention in other words according to Colonel Andrew Hall Director of the Army Cyber instituted West Point the pace of change is a gigantic problem for the US and every other country around the world wrestling with everything related to a military approach to using cyber so in our next episode. We'll hear what the problems are and hear what the solutions are as well as the timeframe for getting it done. That's it for this edition of target. USA USA if you have any questions or comments send me an email at J. Green at W. T. O.. P. Dot Com. That's the letter j the Color Green One word at Whiskey Tango Oscar Papa Dot Com also. Follow us on twitter at T- USA podcast. That's at Tango Ango uniform Sierra Alpha podcast. Also if you want more intelligence and national security information sign up for our newsletter. It's called old inside the skiff at W. T. O. P. dot com slash alerts. I'm Jay Jay Green and this his target. USA The national security podcast punk cast. One is really excited to welcome hot boxin with Mike Tyson to the podcast. One family really listen is Mike Tyson. The baddest man on the planet according to some pours his soul into conversations with fascinating minds and celebrities and athletes along with his cosmic millennial sidekick and former. NFL OUR EBBEN Britain kid dynamite dives deep into the issues impacting us. That's all today. This podcast could change the way you see the world. Don't miss hot boxing with Mike Tyson every week on apple podcast and podcast cast one now stay tuned for the latest headlines from the Associated Press uh-huh..
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"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. Have you ever heard of the dossier center. It's an investigative group operating somewhere in Europe. The two run by Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He was Russia's richest man and till Russian President Vladimir Putin threw him in jail and took over his Yukos oil company but since last November his outlet it the dossier center which specializes in investigating and exposing what it calls. Russian corruption has dropped a growing number of exposes days about a group of the most highly placed Russians closest to Vladimir Putin on this episode of target. USA We're talking with one of the members of that super secret. Group cannot say a lot just due to security reasons. We are small It's it's collection of young people. The extremely get education Abstract thinking we have a number of people that doctor degrees from different universities. Now like data scientist. That's most of May happen. Passion and indication for the work they had to convey assume they're such activity and the risk are great. We'll talk about it on this edition of Target USA the National Security podcast from WTO in Washington. DC THIS IS TARGET USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist. DC is repeatedly. Heatedly mentioned is someplace they would like to see an attack cyber criminals successfully America as a target on its back and on on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you this is target. USA USA the national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay Green. Have you heard about the dossier center and Belen in cat. They are two of the preeminent online investigative journalism groups in the world. The work organizations like them do is extremely important important because they have the toughest jobs in journalism and are under attack in more than one hundred countries around the world. There are legal threats. Threats physical threats cyber threats particularly against women investigative journalist were being harassed online. The reason we're looking at this issue is because the threats against journalism and journalist even here in the US are increasing to the point. Where many of us are taking extra security acuity precautions to protect ourselves during the daily execution of our jobs and dossier center is on the front lines of that situation? Bats an investigative group operating somewhere in Europe. Run by Mikhail COUDERC Kaczynski. He was Russia's richest man until at one point Russian President Vladimir Putin threw him in prison took over his Yukos oil company and profited significantly because of it since last November Burke his outlet the dossier center which specializes in investigating and exposing what it calls. Russian corruption has dropped a growing number of exposes exposes about a group of the most highly placed Russians close to Vladimir Putin. They've seen their secrets trickling out onto the Internet Internet on this program. We're going to talk with a member of the dossier team about their work. And how they do it but first we're going to talk with David Kaplan Aplin. He's the Executive Director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. And he's going to tell us why what they do is important. And how they we get trained to do it. Well Gee I Jan acts as the global hub for the world's investigative journalists we. We have about one hundred hundred eighty member organizations in seventy seven countries and You know we. We like to talk about investigative journalists as being the the Special Forces of journalism These are the best trained reporters. They're the ones who go after the toughest targets and they often use the most sophisticated tools. The satellite imagery data analysis Long term in depth reporting with with you no more than one hundred sources for for for a single story. These people have the toughest jobs in journalism and they're paying for Warren where we are under attack in more than one hundred countries around the world Their their legal threats There's physical threats cyber threats particularly women investigative journalists are being harassed online in Pretty horrible ways there have been many female email journalists that have been attacked. The most famous case at this point is Marie arrested who was featured on sixty minutes not too long ago. She runs the online online site rattler in the Philippines and she gave the keynote at the Global Investigative Journalist Network Conference tasker personal their visceral. I was going to show you some of them. My sense stop warrant. There are some that are so creative live very sexual but essentially what happens is least will spread faster than facts in Russia said during her speech. It's not just females that are under attack it's really hit me. Last December one time one of the cartons of truth troops at that point in time. I realize that among the journalists were killed in the capital gazette the Reuters journalists who are better point. We're still in prison Jamal. The Shoji most poodle merger but we should all of us right among the four those four I was the only one who was both a mild and because of the brave journalists who've risked their lives and in in some cases lost them to tell important stories the backlash against him has grown. And that's why it's important to have organizations like belling cat like the dossier center telling those stories to a greater audience but it's also just as if not more important to have organizations nations like the global investigative journalist network to show them how to do it and how to protect themselves. GIGN works to build the infrastructure restructure to help in depth watchdog journalism around the world. And and you can see the impact in the remarkable work. That's is being done. You know we we have world class investigative reporting being done today in places like Brazil and India and and and South Africa What what began really with with American muckrakers more than a century ago? has spread worldwide worldwide. And and because of the Internet because of mobile phones because of the Tech Revolution We have more journalists in more places aces doing better stories with better tools than ever before and that's despite all the challenges we face. There is a such thing. As a citizen citizen journalist our citizen investigator and there are those who worked for accredited media so need to figure out how you differentiate eight or do you. There aren't a lot of fulltime investigative journalists around the world and our our the numbers can be measured in hundreds or low thousands Bud You know lots of good journalism involves a watchdog it's dog and investigative techniques. So what what we teach you know I I. It's applicable to to beat reporters to documentary-makers to book authors Freelancers and to citizen journalists. People who WanNa know you know who's polluting their her neighborhood or or or how much money they're politicians are are taking from monied interests So we actually have a whole program for citizen investigators instigators. We call them. And it's it's it's quite popular. David give us a sense of some of those tools that these journalists around the world are a using and also say secondarily the tools that that investigative journalists US really have changed change. You know it was. It was investigative reporters in the seventies and eighties who began chink running around with IBM mainframe computers. And and using you know what they then called computer assisted reporting to to figure out Trenton in data. this this is now mushroomed into what we call data journalism and I. It's become quite sophisticated We have journalists. Doing essentially social science work doing analyses and and And visualizations of massive amounts of data. And you can see see this. In in recent reports on on how how guns are used in American society and and our our crime rates in In how communications are used and and who spying on on home Other tools include satellite imagery The use of sensors searchers Forensic analysis of video. There's a whole list of tech tools that You know we we do trainings on on That you know it's really Journalism Two oh two this is the advance stuff. And it's it's it's becoming Pretty routine in the field. Now you know you talked talked about be journalists being under fire right now through various means so do you teach journalists how to deal with Those kinds of of risk and attacks like that We sure do safety. Insecurity have really risen to the top among among areas that that Our our community is concerned with I think we had a A headstart With the Tech and information revolutions and and and You know figuring out how to collaborate across borders figuring out how to Do Data Analysis and and and And communicate effectively with our colleagues around the world. You know the bad guys went international longtime ago and the good guys are finally.
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"When we interviewed Oscar back when he was still in prison, we asked him what he would do with himself. If he got out spent five way with my daughter, my daughter, my family, my friends, just just a joyous through a little bit of life. And when you say enjoy a little bit of life, like what's that image? Do you have? I mean those when I said, obey size. A whole goal for view, the obvious of coffee, being able to dial, be able to share ideas, people, you know, those are the things they're really look forward to your people. Your see what, what, what they're buying. history has a curious way of being invisible while you're living in it. We don't know if Oscar will go down as an underdog hero who fought for just cause or a violent fanatic, or if he'll simply be forgotten. Whatever history decides he's had decades in prison to reckon with his life and his choices. And he doesn't seem to have any regrets either. I chose, I fish and he was. With finding feeding purpose in life, you know, in not living life, just took cyst and destroy for the is from the life. And I know that that will keep me strong and at has. That purpose in his life was Puerto Rico, or at least an idealized vision of it. He founded obsession worth living and dying for an independence that the island wasn't even sure it wanted. And now Oscar will return there, but not to the independent Puerto Rico. He always dreamed of that one. A lifetime of fighting later remains.
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"At j. p. Morgan was killed in the Francis tavern bombing. I'm hearing. Afraid free fighter. He's an all these things. He's not violent, but the what did he do if not be terrorist? There's no answer to it because he was a terrorist. If they could point to something, there is nothing. That's what he did. Joe's life has been uniquely touched by terrorism in a stroke of terrible luck. He also lost his cousin years later in nine eleven. But when it comes to Oscar, Joe says, he doesn't want to hold a grudge Catholic. I think he probably is too, I believe in forgiveness, I believe in redemption, but people only worthy of forgiveness. If they look for forgiveness, join his family, went to Oscars parole hearing in twenty eleven, and he said they were prepared to recommend to the parole board that they release Oscar. I mean, we sat in that little room in the prison in Tara. Waiting for him to say in a what, a young man wrong. It's terrible Eddie to all these people, but we didn't get that. Could it all end that day for him and for us, but it didn't because he wouldn't. He wouldn't on up to to what he did. How can we forgive that. To this day, nobody has ever been convicted for the Frances tavern. And as we mentioned before, Oscar has denied having anything to do with it, Rick, Hon the former FBI agent who pursued the f. says that regardless at seventy four years old husker no longer presents a danger to the United States today, but he doesn't think he deserves freedom, either mister Lopez and let me read. You have quote here I as an individual would never sit out to inflict pain and suffering on any person not identified as my enemy unquote, but who in the world defines who his enemies. The answer is he does and some fictional world news head where he is some romantic freedom fighter when in fact, he's just a modern terrorist. Oscar has a heavy conscience about the five people who died in bombings claimed by the FALN. He hasn't shown it seriously by head on that tour every night. Feel comfortable with myself and and I know that I ve ever I walk out of prison walk with my head high. He's insisted over the years that he doesn't have blood on his hands. We asked him what he thinks about the term that Joe Connor used about him, calling him a terrorist, and this is what he said. That I learned thirty into struggle was the power to define. Well, if I'm defining the terrorists, I looking at who is defined you. There isn't for me. I, I don't have my heart. I don't have to buy anything that deals with their. We asked some of the other former FALN members what they think about the people who died in their bombings. And for the most part, the answers we got were kind of vase of, although he insists he wasn't involved in any of the fatal bombings Carlos Alberto theaters had this to say, of course, I don't consider it a victory. If people are heard were killed. I don't consider something to celebrate, but we don't always control. Everything that occurs Carlos spent most of his adult life in prison for decisions. He made his young man, but like all the other former members we interviewed, he says he wouldn't take any of it back. My only regrets or one of my regrets is that we weren't successful. But Puerto Rico will be independent country. That is my dream, and it will be my dream until I die. If it isn't in the pendant country by then, but it will be somebody else's dream..
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"All the defendants ended up with long sentences. Oscar got fifty five years. Others were handed seventy or ninety. And the reason the government was able to convict Oscar at all was because of a guy named FREDDY Mendez Freddie was a new f- AL and recruit. He was arrested with the larger group and facing a near life sentence. He decided to testify against Oscar in hopes of getting his sentence. Reduced Freddie said that Oscar was a leader of the FALN that he directed various operations and taught him how to make bombs after his testimony. Freddie was put in the witness protection program for his safety where his believed to still be today living under a different name. After the trials, the FALN began to dissolve there were a few more bombings between nineteen Eighty-one eighty three, and there were a few more arrests. But essentially it was over seven years after the first bombs, the FALN's offensive against the United States. Government had been put down. In nineteen eighty eight after spending seven years in prison, Oscar was accused of trying to escape and is punishment. His sentence was extended to seventy years. He was also then transferred to a higher security facility where he was alone in his cell on lockdown for twenty three hours a day for twelve years. In the years of followed a movement emerged in the Puerto Rican community asking for a presidential pardon for the f. AL and members in prison. The movement argued that they were not terrorists, but in fact, political prisoners, here's their lawyer. Jan SaaS ler. They were sentenced not because of what they did, but because of who they were politically seditious conspiracy is really thought crime. It's agreeing to be part of challenging the United States government. But opponents say that the thought crime argument is misleading. They point out that the conspiracy conviction with connected to Twenty-eight actual bombings in the Chicago area, nevertheless, the push for their freedom, it worked. But first President Clinton issued his clemency order. Nineteen ninety nine President Bill Clinton offered to commute the sentences of fourteen of the prisoners, here's one of the prisoners on meet the press shortly after his release of what was going on, you call yourself a freedom fighter. Will you continue to use any means necessary to bring about and your mind the decolonization of Puerto Rico? I definitely will not be using any violence whatsoever. Commutations are offered to all, but two Oscar was also offered a commutation, but he refused one of the reasons he gave is that he wouldn't leave unless all of his comrades were freed. I never left anyone behind. I don't care what was get Phnom, whatever it was I did this. She never and tool by defendants were left out, and I, I not these last two were eventually released in two thousand nine and twenty ten Oscar remained in prison, but his supporters never gave up. In twenty sixteen activists started ramping up there camping in earnest to ask President Obama to release Oscar. They put together a heavyweight roster of supporters, Bernie Sanders, Archbishop, Desmond Tutu stars, like Ricky Martin and Ruben blades. Last year, we visited Chicago to get a sense of why people are so passionate about his case. While we were there. I stopped by an event supporting Oscar held at a community center. There. I met lots of Oscar fans like hallmark. It's basically every country has a freedom fighter Oscar. He says this Puerto Rico's freedom fighter Justice, South Africa had Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is a really good way of looking at it because he was part of armed struggle, and obviously is hard for people to identify the movement of the liberation of Puerto Rico in the same level as apartheid, for example. But the reality is that it is a form of colonialism and he was rebelling against that. But as you might expect, there are many who don't see Oscar Lopez Rivera as any kind of hero. I would love to s people who support is release, say, if not a terrorist, what does Oscar Lopez done to help the Puerto Rican people? Joe Connor was just nine years old. When his dad a Thirty-three-year-old banker.
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"Asthma. Hey, Scott, another crazy week. We've got North Korea. Yep, we've got Russia midterms, and of course President Trump and what happens whenever there is crazy news at our ups, we pop into the studio and break it down to make sense. So if you see a headline we've discussed it, it's the NPR politics podcast. Deadened thinking. Welcome back to let the USA I might yet in Horsa and I'm Marlin Bishop. When we left off, eleven FALN members had just been arrested soon after Oscar Lopez. Rivera was also arrested. There were two federal trials, one for us ker one for everyone else, but in both the f. b. i. had the same problem trying to relate specific bombings to specific individuals was virtually impossible that's former FBI agent, Rick Hahn. Somebody goes and builds a bomb and puts it down in less. They've been careless in left a fingerprint or these days DNA. And of course we didn't have DNA in those days, linking it to a specific individuals of very difficult thing. The FBI were only able to link one of the f. ale in prisoners, Marie. I thought to a specific bomb for all the others, including Oscar. There was no hard evidence proving they ever touched a bomb. So they tried them for something called seditious conspiracy, the it is to the temp to overthrow by force the power of the United States government. It's a rare charge reserved for violence committed in the name of politics or ideology. According to legal scholars for much of the twentieth century, it was mostly used against Puerto Rican nationalists. Seditious conspiracy carries much harsher penalties than regular conspiracy twenty years per count. Instead of five specifically, they were accused of conspiracy to commit twenty eight bombings in the Chicago area and in their defense, the accused FALN members did well nothing. They didn't challenge any of the charges and it was all part of a strategy. Their idea was to use the trial to send a message to the world. They said, look, Puerto Rico as a colony of the United States. And according to the United Nations, colonialism is a violation of human rights. Therefore, their interpretation went, they had the legal right to fight against it including by force and people who are fighting. Colonialism are not to be criminalized by the colonizers Jan saw slur is the lawyer. For Oscar and the other FALN defendants. When they went to trial, these young men and women, they said, look, we've studied international law. We know Puerto Rico colony, and we know that international law prohibits the United States from trying us as criminals, and therefore we can't participate because this trial is illegal. They demanded to be seen by an international tribunal, but they were denied. We were never in the courtroom. The jurors never saw us. Never, never. Never got human is one of the accused f- AL and members. We heard him before talking about his arrest. They found guilty when they sentenced me number judge McMillan, saying Mr. humanity, if I could, I would give the death penalty with out hesitation, but I'm gonna make sure you never never never come out of prison. The judge banged the gavel ninety consecutive years consecutive to your state term, boom, get him outta here. Get him outta here. And they threw me out of the out of the courtroom. I told him you can give me a hundred two hundred five hundred years, but you're never gonna stop the for Puerto Rican independence and the fact that a colony of the United States..
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"While Oscar and the others lived underground. A massive FBI manhunt to find them was underway. Oscar's brother Jose says that their families were having their houses raided by the FBI. What felt like a daily basis? One day I have two daughters were very, very young. They landed helicopter on top of my house, so we're trying to figure out where God was at and we became the natural target that we were hiding him Oscar and the others who were underground evaded arrest for years without getting caught. Meanwhile, during those same years, dozens of FALN bombs continue to go on in New York and Chicago, including several that caused injuries. In one the bombing of the Mobil Oil building in New York. A man was killed before police could evacuate the building fast forward to the spring of nineteen eighty Evanston, Illinois, six years after the first bombs, one of the things the f. l. and did in order to fund their activities was robbed banks armored. Cars and during one such operation, things went very wrong. According to the later court testimony, FALN members had parked van on a suburban side street. There were waiting for an armored truck. They plan to rob and we're standing outside smoking. A woman was spying on them through a window thought they look suspicious and called the police. When the police arrived, they found weapons and ended up arresting everyone in the van. The is talking today about the arrest of eleven suspected members of the Puerto Rican separatist group f- AL in so far. No one in the group is talking, but the f. b. i. says it has dented five of them through fingerprints. They arrest happened last item, the Chicago suburb almost by accident. The question is, what on earth were they doing in the do respectable suburb of Evanston, Illinois, treeline, genteel home of the women's Christian temperance union, no less and not exactly the kind of place that alleged terrorist one with a dangling false moustache could in mid afternoon job back and forth around van. Man without being noticed things strange about what they were, what what, what they were doing this for. It wasn't natural and nobody cooperates no names. No, nothing they gotta human is was one of the eleven people arrested that day. He was twenty three years old. At the time, the FALN had a plan for what to do if they were arrested, they would not cooperate whatsoever. Big quote and identify us at all in credit. Don't have the technology today. So then they called the FBI when the FBI arrived. The ID Carlos Alberto Dory's Marie, either Lopez and Lucy Rodriguez three of the four who went underground in nineteen seventy six. Oscar wasn't with them that day. But year later police pulled over a car in Chicago suburb the driver was using an Oregon driver's license with the name Jose, Ortiz. The police found a gun in the car and took the man into the police station. For further questioning, they ran his prints and to their surprise, discovered that they had just arrested us. Ker Lopez, Rivera, one of the most wanted men in the nation..
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"Almost two years after their first balls. The FBI still had no idea who the FA AL and were and then in the fall of nineteen seventy six, they got a big lead. Here's Brian burrow. The FBI's break in the case came when a drug addict broke into someone's apartment in Chicago and looking for money or drugs. He instead found a dynamite cord and some dynamite which he then stole and attention to sell. And when the Chicago police found it and then raided the apartment, they found a lot of FALN memorabilia and communiques clearly linking the dynamite to the rue. The FBI were able to link the apartment to two people Federal's. I've met the terrorists who we heard from before talking about armed propaganda and Oscar low busy Carlos ended up being put on the FBI's ten most wanted list that very day author and Carlos. As well as Carlos his wife that daughters and Oscar's girlfriend Lucy Rodriguez took another step and went underground. And what going underground means really is that you try to avoid being arrested by living under false identities. Here's Carlos. I'm on the ten. Most one of course, I'm not going to go look for an apartment. I'm going to say, I'm one hour, whatever it there is an aspect of it, and I've talked about it before where you always live in ally. You know, you're always everything that's rounds that you project is alive because you are trying to avoid capture is something that you are willing to put up with because you see it as a necessary sacrifice in order to continue the struggle. If you wanted to develop a false identity in those days, what you did was go to a cemetery and look for the names of infants who died around the time that you were born because those names wouldn't have any ID in use, then you'd go and apply for birth certificate. Using that dead infants name. And once you had that birth certificate, you could build up all kinds of other identification from their passports, driver's licenses and so on. But even with a false name, the FBI would be looking for Carlos. So he says he would do a kind of mental exercise where he tried to put himself in the FBI shoes, and I knew. They were going to be looking for a Puerto Rican and how were they see a Puerto Rican? And then how do I look different than that that was just, you know, may think an I could have been totally delusional in that, but I think it worked..
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"The fronts tavern balmy would be the deadliest attack in the FALN's history of the over seventy bombs. They would eventually claim responsibility for only one other would result in the death, but the vast majority would cause no injuries. Oscar Lopez. Rivera has denied having any role in fronts tavern or any knowledge about it beforehand. So we're you ever responsible for building or setting off a bomb. They said that I that I was I was I was the bump builder. You don't if they have, if they had evidence to charge with with anything, they would have done that to this day. It remains unsolved who exactly set or build that bomb. In fact that there's never been any hard evidence proving Oscar built or said Kenny specific bombs at all, but we'll get into legal case later anyway, after France's tavern catching the f. AL and became a top priority for the FBI. It was truly the first truly clandestine terror organization that we can fronted. And we had no clue as to how to approach this rake. Hahn was one of the FBI agents assigned to the case in New York. They were very sophisticated and we didn't realize it. And I think that's part of the problem that we had in identifying FAA members. Rick says they would use espionage techniques like so-called dry cleaning in which they would take circuitous routes when travelling to figure out if they were. Being tailed, or they might change appearances while travelling to a meeting, they would engage in the use of dead drops, which is to say, you place a note somewhere outside where it's acceptable, but you don't actually meet with the person that's going to pick up that note, false hair items, reversible clothing and professional makeup kits, that sort of thing as the FBI scrambled. The bombs continue to go off..
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"Three people were killed in New York City today and more than thirty injured when a bomb went off and they crowded financial district in the middle of the lunch hour. The next major bombing by the FALN happened a few months after the first one in January of nineteen seventy five. The bomb went off in Francaise tavern, a landmark restaurant in New York's financial district. In the end, four people were killed and about sixty injured. Here's Brian burrow. The journalists we heard from earlier the attack on FRANZ tavern made clear that this was no accident. This was a bomb sad in kind of a symbolic area Wall Street in a restaurant that was populated by white Wall Street men. It was an attack on capitalism, and it was intended to kill, and it did. The entire neighborhood shook at around. But I didn't get hurt. That's all. Fortunate. And how. And just like the last time a communique was found taped to a phone booth communicate number three, January twenty. Fourth nineteen, seventy five. We FALN take full responsibility for the bomb that exploded today at Francis tavern with reactionary corporate executives. Inside we warn the North American government that to terrorise and kill our people would mean retaliation by, yes, this was not an empty warning. The communicate also said that the bombing was in retaliation for a different bomb at went off in Puerto Rico, several weeks earlier and killed two independence activists, the communicate claim that the ordered that bomb, though this has never been proven..
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"How the FA Len came to be remains a mystery. There's a few theories that some of the FBI thought they were formed or maybe trained are supported by Cuban intelligence, but that's Spar from being proven. The FALN are believed to have had two main sells one in New York and one in Chicago, the FBI believes Oscar was one of their leaders, although he's never admitted to that, Oscar wouldn't talk to us about any of his activities with the FALN. In fact, nobody in the group has ever discussed operations at all. With one exception we'll talk about in a bit, but some former members we talked to were willing to talk generally about the choice to take up arms, righteous indignation guests to you, and sometimes drives you in a direction. Carlos Alberto. Torres is one of those members. He was a close friend of Oscars from Chicago and served thirty years in prison. Also for seditious conspiracy, I spoke with Carlos in Oscar's old neighborhood of humbled park where he still lives today. I'm struggle or the peaceful road is. Something that Gandhi grappled with an India, the founding fathers of the United States grapple with that idea and they decided to take up arms. When you think about, you know, the the bombing campaigns of skyscrapers and public buildings. What was kind of the idea strategically of what could be achieved? Let me just start by saying that opened up a newspaper today point at the article about Puerto Rico. Exactly. There's none and that's no different forty years ago. Probably even less what you describe is we described it as armed propaganda. It was a way of bringing the focus and attention to the issue of Puerto Rican, the United States. You re scared. I mean, scared. You'd be insane that scared. Of course, we are scared. I was my God. We knew the possibilities were while low, where are they going to win? Where are they going to be killed? Or we're going to end up in jail, and those are the options. Oscar's brother Jose Lopez wasn't a member of the FALN, but he tried to explain to us this idea of armed propaganda that Carlos mentioned and why the f. l. and members felt it was so necessary. You know, people on the US supreme court in nineteen twenty doing bellsa versus the people portrayal stated, Puerto Rico belongs to, but it's not a part of the United States. So when you have someone telling you you're a piece of property and then to the world ho, what a beautiful little island the here does. The joke is of democracy. How do you get your message across? And I think sometimes people go to desperate ways maybe unexcusable ways to call attention to their situation..
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"This is important because several of the people that we spoke to for this episode including Oscar told us that learning Puerto Rican history is what would eventually lead them to take up arms against the United States when they were school kids back in Puerto Rico, they said they didn't really learn Puerto Rican history. They'd only heard the narrative in which Puerto Rico was this happy, democratic Commonwealth. Shoreline. This is from a short documentary film by the US government in nineteen fifty five. And it gives you a sense of what the official story I'm Puerto Rico was like back then ordinary golden come a long way in a relatively short time, and it's people are proud of their limited to achieve. And Martin, I think festival economic pattern and way of life. They began to learn however, that there's another side to Puerto Rican history, they learned about the gag law of nineteen forty eight that made it illegal to fly a Puerto Rican flag or to talk about independence on the island. They also learned about the Ponce massacre when police killed nineteen civilians at a peaceful pro independence March, and the also learned about the independence activists to attack congress in nineteen fifty four. To a medicos house of representatives in Washington, following an attack by three Puerto Ricans including Rafael, Miranda who fired on the senators in the chamber feno gunman Andres Kandara and the woman member of the trio no leader LeBron's hustled away. Have to beat it Oscar for him. They weren't fanatics. They were Puerto Rican, patriots. He remembers this moment the moment when everything came into focus for him, it was when he heard a recording of one of the people who attack congress, your lethal on, she was expanded. She said, we did not come to to the congress with United States to kill. Anyone re came to give a nice to before there was very, very, very, very touchy to hear this woman and her voice had this. This rhythm is is almost like when you when in to an automatic weapons we are about to and. In all of us, Alaska, Puerto Rico, seniors, Saudi of ice, they. This woman willing to give her knife for Puerto Rico, then right? Should I be able to say, if not worse while five foot independence for Rico. Loss. Coming up what Oscar low busy that decides to do. So were you ever responsible for building or setting off a bomb. Stay with us? Not my yes..
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"When Oscar was eighteen. He got drafted to go to Vietnam there. He won the bronze star for bravery. And Oscar says he would go on these missions in the countryside and encounter Vietnamese people. I won't put her farm, so I really lifted lifestyle and how terrible wash or we're doing too on. So Oscar began to question. What am I doing here. What is this join. Find any on Vietnam. At the same time, Oscar was in Vietnam back in humble park in Chicago, something big it happened. Here's his brother Jose. Once again, nineteen sixty six under street. The community would experience the largest boldest. I think Puerto Rican rebellion, India, nited states. Most people don't talk about night sixty six. That would be a whole breakout of violence and seeing tire street's called the division street riots. The riots started after the very first Puerto Rican parade in Chicago people were drinking and having fun and all of a sudden there was some kind of altercation. The police came in with their guns drawn and a young man was shot in the leg people immediately. They're very angry. People begin to turn the police cars upside down. The police were beating the people. It turned into a nightmare and enlisted almost three days Oscar heard about the riots while he was in Vietnam and it deeply affected him. His brother remembers all skirt telling him this while I'm killing Vietnamese here. Police end, the national guard are pecking my people in Chicago, and that really was like the moment that he begins to really change Oscar return to Chicago about six months after the riots I was the first one to open the door when he came in, he gave me his metal and his uniform as I never want to see this again. The year was nineteen sixty seven. Very crucial here. For example, it is a year from Martha Lustig denounced the why. Have been thought down on the battlefield Vietnam, and he chose from year that's Mohammed Ali. You be dry. I will not go ten thousand miles from here to help Murdo. Those are very strong by word, wolf it at the city. Chicago. Revolt was in the air and Oscar wanted to be part of it. He got a job working as a community organizer. He was setting up protests and sit ins about the war and also around issues like housing and education, and he was good at it. He was just a kind of guy. He was just all over the place. You know he was leading these totals so exciting. Felix Rosa. Remember Oscar as being kind of neighborhood hero. He had the long hair, you know, with the most is the he had the green army jacket and he looks you straight in the ice. He pierces you, you know, he listens. That's the main thing he listens Felix was a member of the Latin dragons, a local Chicago Latino gang. And he found himself drawn to the protests that Oscar was organizing. Oscar would include the dragons by having them work security at their protests respect to those. We never got that from anybody, you know. And that was quite telling for me all about his character. You know, as Oscars activism deepened a new. Found sense of pride in being Puerto Rican began to stir in him. His brother Jose explains it this way import Laurie go. We live at colonial situation, but everybody around you was Puerto Rican, your doctors, your policemen, everybody was Puerto Rican. Here you came and you didn't see anyone that in any way, reminded of who you were that we came to be poor Ricans because we were ostracize. We've we found during ground lot humanity. What little we knew about Puerto Rico, our porta Rican nece maintain our humanity and some quick background for those that don't know. Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since eighteen ninety eight. Puerto Ricans are US citizens, but can't vote in federal elections and they have no voting representation in congress. And congress ultimately has complete control of Puerto Rico's affairs, and that control was something that also was thinking about a lot. He had come to decide. Side that the country had fought for in Vietnam wasn't really his country at all. Puerto Rico was his country, and the US was his colonizer. He became involved in founding and alternative school in Chicago focused on Puerto Rican history. They met in the basement of a church with no money and just about a dozen or so students. And.