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Fresh update on "usa" discussed on Drive Time Sports
"Eastern Time 4, 30 Pacific on Sports USA, the Vegas Golden Knights at Montreal and their 11 series of very important addition to the Canadians lineup. In Game two. Last night was defenseman Jeff Petry, who missed the previous two with a couple of dislocated fingers and Patriot detailed his return from his rehab. It's come along, I just Something I need to get time. Um, you know, we're talking with the doctors getting a timeline and, um, you know, coming up with what made sense. But what was I guess realistic and, uh, tried to push through and see and, you know, try more and more things in practice. To see if they'd be comfortable or manageable. And for me, it was just a matter of, um When I felt like I could I felt like I could play without. Hurting the team is when I, uh, you know, gave the the coaching staff and the trainers um you know, my my opinion in my might want to get in the lineup, and Petrie helped out 20 minutes of ice time with one assistant. There's some questioning whether Montreal interim coach Dominic too sharp. Like a little mental game when Peter was listed as a game time decision, and he responded to that this morning. Oh, he was confident he was going to play. But I need to talk to the doctors. We need to have the green light. And after the morning escape, uh, he wanted to make sure everything was fine after warm up, there's no there's no game there. It Jeff wanted to play. If he could, in one. You gotta also work with the medical stuff and making sure also that, uh, he cannot injure himself more or make it worse. So it's up. There are a lot of things, so it was not playing a game. It's just making sure that Everything was fine and was still by everyone. And that was, uh, one what we needed to do dynamic to charm of the Montreal Canadians. Who host Vegas tomorrow night. Game three. Right here. Sports USA 7:30 P.m. Eastern Time. One, Nothing. Tampa Bay at the Islanders after 20 minutes in conjunction with NBC Sports,.
3 US Mass Shootings Occurred in Under 6 Hours
"Underway around the us after three mass shootings in just six hours. They happened in the cities of austin texas chicago illinois and savannah. Georgia i. Nine people were shot in savannah including a toddler and a teenager on friday night. One man was killed so far. Police don't have any suspects or many details about exactly what happens then early saturday morning. The one in austin happened police say two gunmen opened fire. On a crowded downtown street one person was killed and thirteen others hurt. One shooter who is younger than eighteen years old was arrested. The other is still on the run next less than an hour later in chicago to men opened fire on a group of people on the city's south side. One woman was killed. Nine other people were hurt. Police are still looking for suspects in that shooting to satellite. These three shootings are part of a disturbing trend in the us. The gun violence archive says so far this year there have been two hundred sixty seven mass shootings that group too finds a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot. And it's not alone and tracking the trend. Usa today spoke to a criminologist who blames a lot of divisiveness in the world. Today on top of more guns and warm weather he calls it a quote potentially deadly
Traveling With Tech Made for the World's Fastest Sailboats
"Traditional sailing. Races can conjure up stayed images of white cotton sales and shiny polished teak but over the last decade modern racing yachts have turned the cop into an extreme sport. They have these wing like sales that are the size of jumbo jet wings and they tip or heel as it's called in sailing what looks like impossible angles towards the water nowadays. The huge yachts actually lift up out of the water and seemed to fly on things called hydrofoils ripping down with both boats up on the blood. An amazing start to this court. Shrink hydrofoils like underwater wing. I mean just like the wing of an airplane that sticks out to either side mounted on a stick that comes down below the boat and then as the boat goes faster the the wing generates lift in it picks. The boat up hydrofoils were first introduced. Officially in the america's cup in two thousand thirteen. With the ac seventy two class. That's the name of the boat design used in that race. Hydra foiling sailboats. Kinko twice the speed of traditional votes attack from oracle team. usa potentially another dip from emirates team new zealand. Both it has to give way over forty five nights or over fifty miles an hour and You know sort of on the edge of control not only sailing the boat and keeping it stable but also structurally. The boats are very challenging. This technology itself is new but it has been transformative for the race and it's inspiring naval architects and maritime enthusiasts who are drawn to the speed and efficiency of these hydrofoils. Now summer considering how this hydrofoil technology could reimagined more than just a sailboat race. We realized got something very special so went about trying to use that technology to try and tackle the climate crisis
What is a "Cholo"
"You may remember this early. Two thousands hit song. Lean like a chill low by down aka or watch movies about trouble culture like blood and blood out three bottles dot goes full of garnell or american me to state is so lame paid for the game but you know where the we're solo really comes from and did you know that a solo and south america is not the same chiloe from the united states. I only recently learned that. There were charles in south america during a conversation with my partner who is peruvian american so i feel like proving really proud right and it's like even if you're a channel like at least for me and my failure. What do you mean like a lake. My dad was always like listening to wine. No or like speaking wa. Which i literally didn't but like gangster. No he wasn't a kinks turkey like Like barry indigenous were that poncho and like wanting a toll and indigenous people in peru johnson indigenous person for you yet. This was the first time i ever heard the word used to describe someone in a way that didn't mean hood or gangster immediately wanted to know if the from southern california and if the from south america had the same meaning and if so how did they come to mean such vastly different things. Where did the word originate. Who was first of california or the role of the andes in my search for answers a researcher. Dr couching rodriguez a professor in colonial literature. At the city university of new york its origins are uncertain. Some scholars of belief that it comes from the now our show logged. Which was the word for dog. Now it is a language of the. Sx bob one of the earliest mentioned of the word appears in common darius realities royal commentaries by the peruvian mystique so Inc other see lasso. La vega dot work day back to sixteen owned nine. He indicates their dad d. Word means dog and it was used in a figurative eurodif way by the spaniards to refer to this individuals of makes origins african and indian. But now he's apply differently is applied to almost any one that could be off mix
The Aftermath of That Global Internet Outage
"Listeners. Mike schneider here i'm brett. Molina and welcome back to talking tech. If you were up early tuesday morning than likely noticed. Several big websites like amazon read it twitch even usa. Today were down as part of a massive global internet outage the roughly hour-long disruption has been linked back to the cloud content company. Fastly saying it was caused by service configuration. That they've since disabled. That's right bread so most of us have not heard of fastly. But it's a san francisco based content delivery network or cdn now. Other big cd ends are amazon. Miami cloud fair and what they do companies such just the new york times. Usa today get hub. Pinterest and others is a thousands of computer servers around the us and around the globe where they cash or store content so when you click and want to read a story or page or watch a video. It's faster than if you had to go to new york or wherever the online site is in the physical world now. It's likely interruptions like this. What happened again and again. Because so much of what we do now involves cloud computing with everything from the software with which we communicate with our coworkers to our entertainment systems to on online delivery. And all these things we do on our phones now redundancy of networks having backup systems probably prevent outages from happening more often in the experts. I talked to about the situation suggest. That's a lesson we should all take personally for instance. If you only have important files on your computer or they're stored in the cloud you might want to add. Another layer of redundancy. So maybe a second computer holds copies of the files and they're encrypted or perhaps you store them on an external hard drive or usb memory stick and keep them somewhere not at your
USMNT Outlast Mexico in Unforgettable CONCACAF Nations League Thriller
"Here of course strolled injury game last night. The first a final caf nations. They and i'll tell you what it's going to take some beating the us of course in extra time beating mexico by three goals to to could dedicate the whole program to because there are so many different talking points. Let's just talk about how fun it was. How how how great this was just as as an vents. Yeah i mean we're suckers on this show for like a top five list. We could've done a top ten of the incidents in this match. And i don't think that we would have covered it. All the intensity was there. The usa mexico rivalry feels like it's back. It's been a while since we had a game that intense between these two teams. We've seen a lot of friendly's between them. Recently and frankly a lot of mexico dominance in the big games so aside from the intensity the turning point i mean there's so much narrative so much build up with this team. It felt like a lot of pay off. I know for a lot of fans but really everything in the game from the fast start incredible. Finish the heroics ethan horvath. I don't think there's a storyline that this game didn't have
Kamala Harris, in Guatemala, Discusses Plan to Deter Migrants
"Is in Guatemala today. If the start of her trip is any sign yesterday, Air Force to had to turn back after take off for a safety check. The assignment is going to be a challenge. Mrs Harris first foreign trip Mission, President Joe Biden gave her find ways to reduce migration to the US by improving conditions in Central America. One of the big challenges in the region is how ineffective governments there have been at solving the simple, grinding problems of daily life in their countries. Speaking from Guatemala City today, Harris said she and Guatemalan President Alejandro Geometry talked about a key issue Corruption on the issue of corruption. Uh, the conversation that I had with President Janet Today was very Frank. And very candid, and I think this is a quality that he and I appreciate in each other. Following all of this is Adrianna Beltran with the watchdog group, The Washington office on Latin America. She said Harris is right to focus on corruption. And unfortunately, over the last several years, what you've seen across the region, including Guatemala has been a backlash against anti corruption, anti impunity efforts and increasingly actions by corrupt elites to undermine democracy and the rule of law. So as long as we're on the subject, explain in simple terms how corruption actually reduces the impact of USA to Central America. When we talk about corruption in Guatemala in Central America, we're not talking about a few bad apples, a few corrupt government officials that accept bribes But what we're talking about is systems that have been put in place where corrupt elites and in the case of Guatemala, increasingly tied to criminal groups have taken hold the government institutions And have used their positions of power to enrich themselves by embezzling millions of public funds at the expense of the majority of the population. You know,
G-7 Back Steps to Deter Tax Dodging by Multinational Firms
"Ministers from the G seven Group of Leading economies say they're confident of striking a deal in London today on taxing multinational companies. Have been discussing President Biden's proposal for a global minimum corporation tax rate of 15% to ensure that large companies pay their fair share. Faisal Islam reports agreement has been reached on the principle of a minimum Global corporation tax rates and on the scope of efforts to target the activity of around 100 of the very largest multinationals. Many of them big tech firms. Some haggling remained, though, over whether the minimum rates would be set at 15%, or at least 15%. The USA also as countries too, quickly drop their digital services taxes. Should the deal be struck? The
Siebatcheu's Late Header Sends USMNT to Nations League Final
"We'll be welcoming in. Hercules gomez to talk about the us as game against on doors that we witnessed last night. Thank you so much for joining us. Her let's just take a look back at the starting eleven some of the stats as well. In this game. We finished one nil to the. Usa had their stars by from europe. It was a strong side that was put out that not without. its struggles. though. What do you make of that performance. Erc underwhelming very underwhelming k. Steve if we look at the starting lineup a few questions unicef didn't play it was the bachelor jet jackson. You'll tyler adams. Still not back from fitness concerns. That back still bothering and we're going to see if they can get him back for. What is the final. But that's a big big player missing right there. His ability to cover ground his ability to protect that centreback. Line or though centreback perry. And i should say when the us press is so high up the field against an opponent they leave him so so exposed and what is defensive transition. We sought against switzerland. It was sergio desk to was on the receiving end of the swiss attack. Time after time. Well it's a little bit of the same. Still a lot of those problems resurfacing. In what is that transition. You have strings of good play. But overall don't really put the ball in the net when they should put in the ball in the back of the net. Make the game more difficult than it has to be a lot of questions being asked of honestly smithfield and we should. We should be calm about things. I don't want to overreact because missing a player like tyler adams food for my liking. The leader of this team is going to hurt not having a christian pulisic more on the ball and more into his game that's going to hurt the transatlantic flights to come into altitude and what is denver against a very difficult concept. When i mean by that is we saw the tricks. We saw the opponent and how they were going to play. We saw the physicality of the game is still very young. Team is getting used to
Azerbaijan GP Practice Results as Perez, Verstappen Dominate P1 and P2
"This weekend. Formula one returns tobacco azerbaijan. And a wreck has topped the timesheets. Embrace sessions with max In the one and sergio perez fosters imitate to optimizing back year. The drivers wreath minyard's themselves with the track and clearly trying to determine whether they could push by how much with multiple causes ended up for me escape birds and also a few spins but in max zappin set the fastest time. The one minute forty three point. One four eight of the soft followed by the ferraris of show class and call signs. Daniel ricardo had a good session finishing p five while source spin from his teammate london. Norris but fortunately there was no damage later in the day. Sergio perez the times with one for two point one in f. to attend ahead of his teammate. With staffan by bicol assigns. A red flag was brought out when nicholas the. Tv's call came to a stop to to the engine overheating. i'm not signal at the end of his session. Despite setting solid times throughout the day charlotte took a trip into the barriers at ten fifteen which resulted in him. Losing the front wing and bringing out the safety car an usa interrupting the software runs a face behind him. Offer disappointing weekend in monaco. Things want looking great for mercedes today with lewis hamilton. Even coming on the ray j during the second session of the day saying but he doesn't know what the time is an f. p. one hamilton finish p. seven and voucher us ten whilst. Fb to neither mercedes made into the top ten how much and finishing p eleven a second over pace of such a peres while tasks was down in peace
FBI Subpoenas Info on Readers of News Story on Slain Agents
"To identify readers of one particular USA. Today's story in USA Today is fighting them on this, and I'm on the side of USA Today, although I'd like to know what they're up to. The publisher of USA Today is fighting a very unusual subpoena from the FBI seeking information that could identify the readers of a story about a short shooting in Florida earlier this year. Wow. The subpoenas served on Gannett, who owns the newspaper in April. Orders USA Today to turn over Internet addresses and cellphone information for people who read the story online during a 35 minute window on February 2nd. See that Trump is the new Hitler. Oh, That's right. He's out of office. Never mind the story about a shooting that killed two FBI agents and wounded three others. You probably remember that story, uh, gunfire. They were serving a warrant, child pornography. You remember that story? Oh, yeah. And he shot a couple agents and everything like awful. Yeah, well, they want to know. Well, the subpoena says, quote. It relates to a federal criminal investigation but does not explain the nature of the investigation or why the FBI wants to identify the readers and wants their cell phone numbers and I P addresses. USA Today is fighting it and says it evades invades the First Amendment rights, both publisher and reader. Yeah, that's an incredibly
What Is Amazon Sidewalk and How Do You Disable It?
"Rolling addict program aimed at helping you. Devices like echoes and rings work better but it could mean sure a slice of your internet connection yes indeed. It is a feature called amazon sidewalk and it's described by the company as a low bandwith shared network that they say will not only allow your device to work better but it also will help locate lost items so it kinda works. A little bit like the network. That apple uses for its air tax. Amazon said sidewalk will roll out to eligible echo devices on june eight. The way it works is users will share a small portion of their internet bandwidth which is then pulled together with others that are other neighbors That are nearby so say you have an amazon device like a ring camera. That's outside instead of just relying on your wifi. It'll lean on other internet connections nearby and the idea behind it so that it works more effectively. It will roll out automatically to several devices including newer versions of devices such as the ring. Floodlight cam echoes echo dot echo show and others as well as tile bluetooth trackers You can check out the full list. My story on tech dot usa today dot com to see if your device is among those now. I have some amazon devices. And i'm i wonder what if i don't want to do this as our way to disable sidewalk. If you want to opt out of this yeah there are a couple of ways you can do it. If you own a ring device you can opt out by visiting the control center in the ring app or the ring website. And you go to your settings and it'll take sidewalk and then you can disable it from there if you own eligible echo device. You can do the same thing. You'll go to the alexa app. You'll go to your settings. You should see something there for sidewalk and you can turn it off. Amazon is also saying that if you purchase an eligible echo device for the first time during the setup process. You'll have an option to say whether you want to keep sidewalk on disable it during that process. So there's a couple of different ways you can do it if you really wanted to stop completely now
Want to Talk About Video Games?
"That everyone who listens to talking tech knows you and i like video games. But there's so many games out there. We can't get to them all let alone do a deep dive on them right. Yes absolutely so. One of our editors josh avera came up with this idea of giving readers forum at usa today to talk about a beloved game or anything else in video games. They're passionate about so you can go to tech dot. Usaa dot com. Go to video games and one of the examples of this is a story about microtransactions written by it professional leaf morganson. If you play video games you've likely come. Across a micro transaction is basically. When you're in the middle of a game and you get a prompt that asks you if you want to pay say dollar or two dollars or more for suffolk virtual money or upgrades to your character. Now as leaf points out you can usually earn virtual credit in the game to pay for those things. But if you're like me or fear like other players you might not be as patient One example he brings up is a sports video game and with a lot of the sports video games. They have a mode where you can create your own player and say do this in the nba. And you can start from rookie season and work your way up in as you play each game you'll build up your skills and you'll get better and better so you might start out like with a sixty rating out of one hundred but in order to have a player that can be competitive. You might want to get it up to eighty five or ninety or something like that so trying to grind that out and get to that level can take a while you have to play a lot of games and it can take depending on how much time. You're spending several weeks a month. How retakes or you can spend money. And that means that you know in on top of the money you may have spent on a console game for example like sixty dollars or seventy. If you're on next gen you're talking about paying way more for video game than you expected so in this story leaf admits that he pays his way sometimes but suggests you get more out of earning your experience and at the same time giving game companies all your money by trying to develop your character naturally instead of using it with your dollars.
Crossing The Border For More Affordable Insulin
"Medical tourism is big business in the us. Government estimates that close to one million people in california alone cross to mexico every year for medical procedures or to buy prescription drugs today. A story about two women and their journeys to find more affordable insulin in tijuana years. The host of port of entry allen leland. Paul who's going to take it from here. Quick heads up a few f bombs do make an appearance in this episode. Hey sixty-nine air chocolate to so this is aaron. Enersen kyle and kyle has type one diabetes. Your high gotta shot thanks. Kyle's glucose level swings up and down when he's low he needs to eat or drink sugar immediately and when he's high. He needs an injection of insulin. Actually insulin every time he eats so he's injecting himself anywhere from three to seven times a day. It's a constant balancing act. A delicate dance. Mom and son have to do every single day and night. Just to keep kyle alive. I mean it people say things like. Oh but it's a controlled disease you can control it. You know the technology's so great now it's discovered will. Yeah you're controlling it. You're you're basically controlling not doing. Every meal as of managing diabetes wasn't stressful in of. It's even more stressful because the us insulin is really expensive. The average price of insulin tripled between two thousand two and two thousand thirteen necessary for type one diabetes to survive the rising cost of one medication in particular is causing anger and increasing desperation among people. Who need it to survive
Report Pressures Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to Battle Climate Lies
"If you have been in on social media then you likely know that misinformation can be rampant on platforms like facebook youtube. Twitter you name it. We've seen a lot of it and we've seen it talked about different topics such as the covid. Nineteen vaccines the two thousand twenty election now. A new report suggests that there is another area where it seems like a lot of the social media platforms aren't doing enough and that's climate change social media. Researchers and climate scientists are saying that hundreds of thousands of post nine climate change are available on platforms such as twitter facebook. Instagram tiktok and youtube. My colleague jessica gwynne wrote about it and she has all the details on tech dot. Usa today dot com. It's based on a report from advance democracy and it talks about how warning labels our links to credible information related to these posts are frequently missing and a lot of these posts have information such as denying the existence of climate change or disputing causes underplaying. The impact certain things are having on the climate one example. That's listen the story. Is this false belief about the grand solar minimum which is a period of low solar activity and there are a lot of posts out there that falsely suggest that this will cool the planet and caused another ice age and this report has shared lots of examples of how there are a lot of these kind of misinformation posts available on twitter or on facebook. According to the report this year there have been more than eighty thousand posts related to climate change and there has been a lot more climate change too now content that pops up during certain events so for example during the blackout tap in texas in february there was a surge in content related to climate change denial. We also saw to president. Joe biden's climate change summit that he hosted in april. This report said that there was a rise in the number of posts that were denying. Climate change
Russia Appears to Carry out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency
"A high stakes summit between president biden and russian president vladimir putin just weeks away in urgent new crisis at the forefront. Another hacking against the us government. Being blamed on. Russia are pete. Williams has the latest on the investigation. The latest attack at the state department's agency for international development. Usa id which distributes america's foreign aid the hackers inserted malheur that sent what appeared to be genuine usaid emails to more than one hundred fifty recipients including human rights groups and other organizations that have been critical of russia's president vladimir putin in a blog post microsoft says the attack came from a threat actor called no bellingham originating from russia the same group behind the huge solar wind attack that targeted the department of homeland security energy commerce defense treasury and state and thousands of america's businesses the. Us government has said no belgium's hacking is the work of russia's foreign intelligence service. This time microsoft says it systems blocked most of the militias emails and mark them as spam but the russian attack comes less than three weeks before president biden is scheduled to meet putin in geneva. We need clear. Rules of nation state conduct in cyberspace and then clearly stated consequences for violations of those rules. Last month biden imposed modest sanctions on russia for the solar winds attack but said he was prepared to take further action. If the hacking didn't stop security experts say this latest attack was intended to gather intelligence on putin's opponents but it was still going on within the past few days suggesting. us sanctions haven't made much difference.
Unpacking President Biden's Big Budget
"So wow biden's budget proposal is six trillion dollars that does not seem like chump change. That has a lot of money. What do you both make of this number. It's eyebrow raising. I'll tell you that much and even as an economist. I have to say that that one took me by surprise. Laura what do you think. Well i like to think about. The country is kind of like company. Suppose this was usa inc and would we think that taking on this debt is a good idea so the usa inc is a company with a lot of great ideas a lot of great potential and a lot of efficiency. But we've got this really old infrastructure bridges that are collapsing and potholes that blow out our tires and in our education systems. A bit of a mess so like a company with a lot of potential. That's got broken rundown old factory. We kinda need to renew it. So i think the direction this is heading is is right on the national republican. Congressional committee called the budget insane. What do you say. I think one of the reasons. There's such enormous pushback against the idea of large government spending. Is this idea that the private sector spends that money better. They find more efficient investments. And i think a lot of circumstances that is ripe however at this moment in time we are facing enormous problems of collective action. The only governments can solve a company will not fixed climate change. A company will not switch us to a smart electric grid their enormous problems. We face right now that are inherently problems that governments need to step in and so
Lorena's 'Alcance' During the HIV Outbreak
"Originally from a small town in the coastal state of mexico. Lorena arrived in the united states in may of nineteen eighty-one just a few days before her twenty first birthday less than a month later the centers for disease control and prevention announced the first recorded case of a new and lethal virus spreading in the united states which shows the lifestyle of some male homosexuals has triggered an epidemic of a rare form of cancer. This newscast from nineteen eighty-one and the media large portrayed hiv and aids. The gate illness some reporters even calling it gay cancer but even as the death toll from aids grew in the following years little was being done to provide much needed treatment. The demonstration was carefully choreographed by. Act up a two year. Old coalition of gay groups set up to fight. What they called the government's inaction and silence on aid. We have to let people know that there's an age crisis. The people are dying that we need money that we need healthcare while the aids epidemic is recognized as a catalyst for being in the lgbtq community trends immigrant. Women are often left out of the narrative in one thousand nine hundred ninety five at the peak of the epidemic noronha. hiv positive began. What she called her alcon say. You're her outreach. She was distributing condoms to trans immigrants. Sex workers in queens new york. It was a means of not only addressing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases but also a way of connecting trans immigrants to critical medical and legal services
Facebook, Instagram to Hide "Likes"
"And the listeners. It's brett molina. Welcome back to talking tech co host. Mike snyder is off today. So if you're a user of facebook or instagram you have a new option. You can choose to hide. Likes on your posts. The post of other people so after testing two of the world's most popular social media apps which have combined four billion users will start letting its users decide whether they want to hide the number of likes on their posts. They can also hide the number of likes on other user's posts or if they just enjoy facebook and instagram. The way it is they can leave it alone and leave all the likes. They want you can also do this on a per post basis so if instead of a universal switch that turns off all the lights on your posts you can do it on a per post basis. So if there's a post that you put up and you feel like like aren't appropriate. You can turn it off specifically for that and you can do all that within the settings menus of both facebook and instagram. My colleague terry collins wrote about this and you can read his story on tech dot. Usa today dot com. He heard from adam mosseri. Who is the head of facebook and instagram. And he talked about how during testing The a lot of users that were involved in this was pretty polarizing on the one hand you had people who enjoyed it because it took the pressure off you know. There's that social comparison where you see your posts in wanna see if it's getting as much likes as your friends or things like that and having those likes turned off of that pressure
"usa" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"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..
"usa" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"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. 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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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"And more now they're ready for anything in even in our office, and we're letting USA. And I know you're going to be like the question was which one is it blow blaze? Yeah, it's interesting because my grandfather from my mother's side is, but you Luna and he was born in New Orleans Killeen the either the loon yet northern Spain. But then my grandfather from my father's side is name is not Faneuil Ruben blades, but they came from England and but his blades anyway. But I don't mind if it's blast. I mean, I don't let anybody even here when I got to the supermarket and I said, I want, you know, they look at me like what? Oh, tied tied tied. So I'll tell you quick story. A friend of mine when I was with my friend was detained, got blessing, and he told the and I'm almost no English and I, it was always asking me and I said, detoquewil without, you know, what did you do today? You know, oh, I went to the movies, I'll see. Oh yeah, he he, it was a good movie. All see, nice, great movie a coma. What's the title? He says house Neo house, was the movie about about a shark. Joe's. From NPR and for doodo media, it's less inner USA Medina, wholesome, and today a portrait of Ruben blades..
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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.