Skip to main content

tv   News  Al Jazeera  September 2, 2015 1:30pm-2:01pm EDT

1:30 pm
make life. we should not surrender to our reality. >> a defied message of hope in a place still getting used to this kind of beauty. al jazeera, gaza. >> if you can take a journey to our website >> secretary of state john kerry gives an i am passioned defense to the iranian deal. >> protesters return to baltimore streets as six police officers face a judge in freddie gray. and now lawyers tell al jazeera that davis is willing to go to
1:31 pm
jail. >> this is al jazeera america live in new york. i'm tony harris. in an i am passioned speech that wrapped up the last hour, kerry insisted that the agreement is the best way to keep iran from getting a nuclear bomb. his speech came as the 34th senator said that sh she would support the agreement. jamie mcintyre has more from washington. >> secretary kerry did not advance any more new arguments in this detailed defense of the iranian agreement and basically restated the arguments he has made ever since the deal was made in speeches and in testimony before congress, but basically tried to marshall all the facts he could, all the
1:32 pm
arguments and logic he could to try to make the case that this was not only the best deal that the united states and it's negotiating partners could get, but really the only deal he call on congress to approve it. he said to do otherwise would simply issue a big blow to the u.s. credibility not just with its negotiating partners, but with other countries in the world. >> if we suddenly switch course and project the very outcome we have worked so hard to obtain, and not by offering some new and viable alternative, but by offering no alternative at all. it is hard to conceive of a quicker or more self-destructive blow to our nation's credibility and leadership. >> that was essentially his argument. that the idea of going back to
1:33 pm
the bargaining table may sound attractive to try to get a better deal but it was not realistic. it was not something that the other countries of the united states negotiating this deal would support, and that he also then went back and we know through all the provisions of the deal to state how onerous it will be on iran, the kind of inspections they'll be subject to, the difficulty iran will have developing a covert plan to try to subvert the deal and the options that the united states would have to reinstate sanctions and even military options if iran were to try to develop a nuclear weapon in defiance of the deal. the secretary made this hour long defense in the speech in philadelphia on the same day that the administration secured that 34th vote in the senate that will enable the president if the senate passes a measure of disapproval to veto that measure, and have that vide
1:34 pm
veto takenned. >> a kentucky clerk is preparing for a hearing over reviews of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. they have asked the judge to hold kim davis in contempt of court in refusing to grant the licenses. this is the scene when davis turned away a same-sex couple. >> the supreme court denies your stay. >> we're not issuing them today. >> why are you not issuing marriage licenses today? >> because i'm not. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? >> under god's authority. davis said she's standing on her religious beliefs. she and six of her deputies will be ordered to appear before a judge. stephanie sy asked davis' lawyer what it would mean if she was found if contempt. >> davis has not had her day in court yet.
1:35 pm
the plaintiffs in this case have not had her hearing. but she has not had her hearing on the claims on the governor of kentucky. it would be difficult to hold her in contempt when she has not had a full and partial hearing on her rights. >> she has been told by the court this is part of they are official duties, issuing marriage licenses recognized by the law. is she doing her job? >> she's not only doing her job, but she's doing it well. kim davis has an absolute right under kentucky law that says all persons are entitled to refrain from doing actions that would burden their religious beliefs or religious exercise. kim davis has not been given the opportunity to make that case yet in this court. that's why a contempt order against her now would be a
1:36 pm
denial of her due process rights. kim davis is resolute and she's solemnly willing to accept any consequences come her way. >> he said that if going to jail was the consequence of kim davis following her beliefs, well, she's willing to accept that. a picture of a drowned syrian toddlers washed up on a beach has gone viral around the world. we're not showing that you disturbing image, but here is one taken later of a turkish police officer picking up the lifeless boy. no word on the fate of his family. hundreds outside of a train station in budapest. andrew simmons is there. >> we're in the second day of this stand off and if anything the resolve of the averages is getting stronger by the hour. the police are holding line here. there are demonstrations. sporadic ones.
1:37 pm
they're unable to buy tickets because they have to have visas if and passports to do so. what we're find something that there is more tension developing in the outer side of this concorde. the walkway over there is blocked off by police wearing riot gear. and there was literally a stand off of only a few feet between protesters and police earlier. that seemed very tense, but it blew over. it appears that the refugees don't want confrontation. by no means. they just want a way out of here. the police don't want them here any way. hungary is taking a very right-wing line on this, with stiffer applications. what we have here is no obvious
1:38 pm
way out for either side. it would seem as the legislation has "s" passed there could be a clearing up of this area of people deported. >> andrew simmons in budapest. we asked from the u.n. office of the high commissioner of refugees if europe has lost its grip on the refugee crisis. >> what we're witnessing today is chaos in the european union countries. each country is dealing with this crisis separately. some countries are opening the borders. others are closing, and what needs to be done here is that europe should agree on union need policy where all of europe would assume its responsibility. not just one country or not just one nation. europe can do more. a lot more. there is the european council that was taking decisions last month for the agenda of migration. it calls for the establishment of reception centers in certain
1:39 pm
european countries. it calls for deciding on the application of these people. many of these people are clearly refugees no matter what is happening in their country. >> more than 120 my grants have died at sea this year. will alaskan towns be affected by climate change. the president saw the exit flair near the city of seward. it has receded a mile and a half in the past 200 years. >> what it candidates because of the changing appearance o patterns of less snow, longer, hotter summers how rapidly the glaciers are receding. it sends a message of the urgency we'll need to have when
1:40 pm
dealing with it. >> alaska is the only state in the arctic circle. temperatures in the arctic are rising twice as fast as anywhere else on earth. alaska is the last place on earth to--is it the first place to address climate change because it's effects are so acute. parts of kivalina island may disappear in the next two decades. >> relying on sea and land for his food and way of life. hunting for most of what he eats. but that's getting harder. >> i used to be able to recognize the currents, but now today it's really unpredictable because of the ice change. >> that ace change has--the ice
1:41 pm
change has made it difficult for men in the village. it's a tradition they've empty kept alive for thousands of years. >> the past five years alone i see a decline in our sale take for the whole year. we ended up with one. normally we end up with 14 for the family. >> alaska may be the last front tear, but the arctic chose is the front line of climate chan change. >> it's just melting like butter on a really warm day. >> the university of alaska anchorage measures the coast line and said that kvilina's land is rapidly eroding. >> historically in the fall there would be sea ice present along the coast. when these fall storms came in
1:42 pm
they would buffer them, the land, so it would not be so bad. but now the ice forms much, much later. >> not only is it harder for hunters, but the village is in increasing danger. >> there is no safe place to go. in western alaska those villages are not connected by a boat system, so evacuations are not possible when storms come in outside of their communities. >> as kvilina's tribal council chief, she has to figure out what to do. >> i worry about the entire community and our lives, safety of our children and elders. >> 400 people live here, a third of them school children. and 85 of the houses are in danger of falling into the sea. >> they could lose their stability. >> there is no place to relocate this home. >> the army corps of engineers estimate that there is a decade until it's uninhabitable.
1:43 pm
there is a proposal to move 7 miles away to the mainland with the price tag o. >> this place identify us have as people. if we move, then we lose our identity. we lose who we are. >> larry adams said that he can't imagine moving even a few miles away. >> i'll help them move, but i'm not going to leave. me, personally. i want to stay here. >> because it's home. >> because it's home. it's my home. >> but the people may have no choice as some of the first victims of climate change. >> police are expanding their manhunt more than 100 officers are searching 60 miles north of chicago. officers say that they're
1:44 pm
satisfied that the suspects are not within a two-mile perimeter of the place where the officer was shot. >> we have investigators out following up on leads. >> the officers' plan for tonight. he served on the force for 30 years. he was set to retire later this month. just ahead on the program an update in the court case against the baltimore officers accused in the death of freddie gray.
1:45 pm
1:46 pm
1:47 pm
>> protesters in baltimore. police officers face a job in the freddie gray case. demonstrations took place outside of the courthouse. while inside a judge denied a motion to dispolice the case against the officers. they were charged in connection with ray's death ray--gray's death. >> we're not going to sleep on injustice. i'm here today to let them know that we do want justice for freddie gray. not just freddie gray but all the victims of police brutality. >> the police say that they're prepared for any unrest today. a protest on new york's long island led by a father who wants
1:48 pm
his son to attend the same middle school as his siblings and friends. but the district won't let him enroll because he has down syndrome. >> the supporters protested here this morning in front of the middle school. it's the first day of school for more than 430 students, and they wanted their son aden to join them. but this school does not have the program to teach kids like aden. typically they're bussed to nearby school districts. >> i'm here to support aden, who has been in school with my daughter since before pre-k. he's in our community, and he should stay in our community. we love him. you got to support. you got to stick together. >> the down syndrome child should follow the typical child. that's the best way that they learn. so for us, you know, putting aid no one with the typical learners is amazing. and for his peers, oh my gosh,
1:49 pm
the compassion, the kindness, the empathy that they have is amazing. >> we asked for a comment, but we were given a statement that basically said that the district is not legally allowed to comment on specific students or pending litigation, then we were asked to leave. >> a pope francis prepares for a tribe to u.s. and many are scrambling to find a way to see him in person. we'll introduce to you one family taking a very long journey.
1:50 pm
1:51 pm
1:52 pm
>> pope francis is preparing for his trip to the united states later this month. millions are expected to see him in new york, washington and philadelphia. some are coming from very far away. jennifer london caught up with one family who is making the trip to see the pontiff. >> a long way from home, weary after six months on the road. >> it's a beautiful name for the pope, a small honor that we do for him. >> with the driver for adventu adventure, francesca, the bus, will meet her namesake as they roll this month.
1:53 pm
on board, a devout argentinian family venturing videos america for the largest gathering of catholic families in the world. >> a road trip, it was the thing that made us say, okay, this is it. >> the adventure began in march when the family drove across argentina, chile, peru and ecuador colombia, and crossing the border into texas. >> we met up with the family in mexico. they had only been in town for a few days but they were already front page news. >> we're on the front page. >> in the papers and on tv.
1:54 pm
>> the big challenge was to leave once we left it was a lot easier. >> the famous pilgrimage to see the hope brought on the adventures. sometimes sleeping under the stars or with host families eagle for share the experience. a practicing buddhist opened her home to the catholic family. >> it touched my heart because i'm going to visit in india next year. i know how you feel when you need to meet with your spiritual leader. >> we love to see the city, see the history of the city, the
1:55 pm
thing we love the most to listen aboulive to those people and see how they live. >> photographs from every city and every country chronicle their ups and downs. it tells the stories where they've been. >> you both quit your jobs. taking all this time off. traveling across continents in a 1980's volkswagen bus, there is a certain leap of faith that goes along with that, right? >> yes. >> yes. of course. because we say in spanish to dive into the pool. go and just jump. >> yes. >> we met with the family in monterrey and plan to reconnect in texas. we ask them not to follow them with cameras own this road
1:56 pm
because they've been told that this stretch of the road in the u.s. can be dangerous, they didn't want to call attention to themselves. >> they safely come into the u.s. [singing] >> 14 countries, 10,000 miles, four breakdowns, three birthdays, and 4,000 photographs. memories to last a lifetime driven by a big leap of faith. jennifer london, al jazeera. >> police in thailand have issued an arrest warrant for last month's bomb attack. he is the husband of a thai woman who rented an apartment where police say bomb-making materials were found. at least two other people who the police call foreigners are already under arrest. the police say they're closer to solving the problem that killed 20 people and left more than 100
1:57 pm
sores injured. mexico's president is about to deliver his annual report on the country's achievements. some fault president pena nieto for not getting control. >> the game remains the same. >> the problem is that mexico politics are not getting rich, therefore the gap between the poor and applications widen. we're part of a system that is fundamentally corrupt. >> the country is struggling with poverty while those salaries bear some relation to
1:58 pm
their country's minimum wage, senators make 170 times more than those living on the agreed line. like the people in sidewalk city. the people living in this neighborhood are in a desperate position but they're not alone. almost half of mexicans live in poverty. that's a number that's been going up in recent years. lunch is lef left-over fish in a market. that's all she can afford. what she makes in a year is what a senator makes in weeks. >> it's between here and the moon the difference between us. when i have to save and save just to buy a wheel barrel to work and survive. >> exposing the worst like $6 million house built for president peña nieto's family. he's currently the lose popular
1:59 pm
leader of the last 20 years. >> if there is room for optimism that our society is participating more through social networks and mass marchs. >> the warning to legislators that at some point those who elected them may demand that they get a share of the wealth. john hole than, al jazeera, mexico city. >> the u.s. stocks rebounding after steep losses. data released this morning shows private sector payroll rows more than expected in august, bumping up investor sell outs. the news continues next live from london.
2:00 pm
>> it is very good to have your company for this al jazeera news hour. live from london. i'm david foster, and this is some of what we've got coming up in the next 60 minutes. mounting anger and frustration, while thousands of refugees are locked out of budapest. president obama plans to get enough votes.