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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. wave of violence from jerusalem to gaza and the wawrinka. the deadly clashes intensify between israelis and palestinians. fatal encounter. >> out of the car. >> a traffic stop ends with a teenager shot seven times. the family wants to know why. >> down on the ground, now! >> under the ice. drilling on the arctic.
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"techknow"'s phil torres on shell's pursuit into the deep. >> ann wallace growing up in the segregated south and the moral awakening that changed her life. it's saturday morning in the mid east and sadly the new day is likely to bring more violence between israelis and palestinians. the unrest is spreading. israeli military police have killed palestinians. we've seen protests in the west bank and gaza, followed by rubber bullets. a desecration of a holy site in nablis. a push for a global response.
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kristin saloomey reports from the u.n. >> both sides of the conflict for making reckless statements. he said he welcomed comments from prime minister benjamin netanyahu that there would be no changes to access to the al-aqsa mosque but he criticized what he described as the heavy handed response of the israeli security forces. the palestinian ambassador said that his people would have little trust that his people would live up to that trust to maintain the status quo. >> if there is an international presence around al-aqsa mosque in order to guarantee that the status quo would be maintained, i think that is what is in the mind of members of the security council, that is in our mind. >> the facts speak for themselves. for decades israel israel has maintained the status quo and will keep on doing so.
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let me be crystal clear, israel will not agree to any presence on the temple mount. such change will be a change in the status quo. >> end violence, end provocative acts, right now there seems to be little appetite for monitoring the force that the palestinians have been talking about. >> kristin saloomey reporting. according to the turkish military war planes destroyed a drone after it fell two miles into the village. turkey says it doesn't know whose drone it was. u.s. officials believe the drone to be of russian origin but russia says all of its aircraft are accounted for. there are reports that hundreds of fighters from hezbollah in iran are backing syria's offensive to retake northern city of aleppo.
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it is syria's industrial center and biggest city. the offensive is also receiving air support from russia. zeina khodr reports from beirut. >> in its second phase, air strikes are no longer just targeting weapons storage and areas of command and control infrastructure. helping allies recapture territory. >> in the short term it's clear putin wants to protect assad, and to stick his finger in the eye of the west, and to speak on the terms that he wants to dictate. >> opposition is proving to be difficult. hitting vital targets, so far the russians have made no significant gains on the ground it appears. government forces are on the offensive in the country side of the northern province of hama
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and in the nearby province of idlib. the syrian government announced a major offensive in homs on thursday, on friday their force he moved into the divided city of aleppo. the area being targeted is near a main road that would link aleppo to government controlled territories in the south. russia's campaign enters its third week. for now russia has succeeded in containing the opposition. no longer latakia. a political solution is his goal. rebel groups as well as the main political opposition in exile, the syrian national coalition, refuse to be engaged in any peace process, helping them counter what they call russian aggression. >> he wants the peaceful process to start but so far there is
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refusal from the syrian rebel side to take part in any peace talks. russia i think will accelerate the fire support. >> reporter: the counteroffensive that ioffensivw expanded, defeating the moderate opposition, russia hopes that it can convince the west of the need to work with bashar al-assad and to bring about a political settlement. zeina khodr, al jazeera, beirut. >> doug olivant, tell us about the rift between turkey and russia over a drone they shot down. what's the significance? >> well, one of two things probably happened with this drone. let's stipulate that it's russian, clearly that's the most likely culprit. two things happened, it went
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there deliberately or accidentally. either are plausible cases. when you put a drone up in the air you have to maintain a link with a controller, usually on the ground, some ground station. it is entirely possible that that droarthat drone went behina mountain, like losing cell phone signal. when that happens, that drone can wander off and go wherever. it's entirely possible that it lost signal and went north. it is also possible that the russians are looking north trying to probe into turkey, trying to see if there are any supply lines coming through turkey and not coincidentally probing nato, if a drone violates air space, thereto there's no cause for them -- >> i was going to say what
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message is russia saying or turkey saying, in this instance? >> if you send something over our border we'll shoot it down. their air space is their air space. >> all right. you say this drone is russian, you are stipulating this is russian. other than the fact the united states says it's russian why do we think it is? >> it appears to be one of russian manufacture. now again like the united states they sell their drones to other countries and it's possible someone else owns this. but according to our reports we read, the experts which i'm not say that it does appear to be of russian manufacture. >> all right. so give us some context here when it comes to the big picture. you have russia involved, you apparently have iran involved in helping syria, bashar al-assad fight back his rebels.
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>> right. >> is this escalating into a place where nato is going to get involved and turkey is going to get involved? are they going to sit on the sidelines and let russia do what they're doing? >> as our president said several times, no one's very excited about the idea of a proxy war. you know, president putin has made it very clear that he intends for the assad regime not thto fall. unfortunately for us -- it's good to be a state in a case like this. it's easy to back an existing state. you pour some resources to it and let it work through. as we found out the hard way, supporting rebels can be very, very difficult. they don't have any fracture, ay infrastructure, it's hard to support rebels. therefore we are structurally disadvantaged in the contest with the russian he. >> doug, it's good to see you.
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thank you for your insight. >> pleasure. >> north korea's agenda was high, national security correspondent jamie mcintire has more from the white house. >> john, north korea has been doing a lot of nuclear saber rattling recently, threatening both the united states and south korea with its nuclear arsenal. today tensions have lowered a bit. president obama said he's willing to negotiate with pyongyang but only if it's serious about giving up its nuclear weapons. >> the meeting with park geun-hye and president obama, amid signs pyongyang may be planning a space launch or nuclear test explosion in defiance of u.n. security council resolutions. the two presidents jointly expressed deep concern about the north's intentions. >> today president park and i
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are reaffirming that we will never accept north korea as a nuclear weapons state. >> south korean president raised eyebrows last month when she attended the nuclea military celebration in beijing. >> that was the message for leaders that i met in beijing and they agree with me in terms of my remarks about north korea's nuclear problems and we all agree we needed to make efforts to resolve this issue. >> but park's overture to china made seoul, offenses that beijing opposes, nuclear weapons that can fit atop a long range missile, the u.s. would like to employ the thad system, to give
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the u.s. military the ability to shoot down north korean missiles before they reach their highest speed. south korea has so far not agreed to the deployment. but president obama insists there is no contradiction between the republic of korea having good relations with both the u.s. and china. >> i don't see any cracks in the relationship at all. i would argue that the u.s. rok relationship is stronger than it's ever been. >> the u.s. has almost 30,000 troops stationed in south korea and is bound by treaty to defend the south if it's ever attacked by the north. the war is not over, ending with an armistice in 1953 not a treaty. president obama says he's ready to engage in countries that has in his words a troubled history with the united states but so
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far there's no shred of evidence that north korean president kim jong-un is willing to accept president obama's offer. john. >> thank you jamie. today long term aid uma avedon spoke before the panel, behind closed doors but avedon spoke briefly after giving six hours of testimony. >> i came here after being as helpful as i could be to the committee. i wanted to honor the service of those lost and injured in the benghazi attacks. i'm proud to have served at the state department and i was honored to work for secretary clinton, and foreign service officers. i appreciate the time both the members of the committee and staff today, i answered all their questions to the best of
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my ability and with that i'll be making no further comments, thank you. >> avedon is now serving as the vice chairwoman of clinton's presidential campaign. the person accused of leading the attacks was in washington today, the libyan is accused in the 2012 attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound. four americans died including u.s. ambassador christopher stephens. he was captured by u.s. special forces last year. coming up next on this broadcast, an unarmed teenager killed by police in a traffic stop. his family's fight to correct a miscarriage of justice. and a soccer team whose parents share a common life experience
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almost all of them are refugees.
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>> a jury in georgia has delivered a mixed verdict in the case of two former sheriffs deputies charged in the death of an inmate. the two deputies were accused of involuntary manslaughter, in the death of 21-year-old matthew
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ajibide. on new year's day, convicted one of cruelty to an inmate and another to lying. robert ray looks back. we want to warn you, some of the images are graphic. >> blunt force. >> we know he was beaten and suffered blunt force trauma. >> he was tied up. >> through shackles. >> and left alone. they said he fought back in the jail but newly released tape shows this is what happened. at the chatham county jail, spit-mask tied around his face and then this, tasered, a graphic moment that his family's attorney called torture. >> just pain.
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the kind of pain he died under just hurts me so bad, every time i even 30 about it, you know. -- even think about it, you know you are better burned alive. >> ajabadi an artist and student was arrested new year's day on a domestic violence charge. he allegedly hit his girlfriend and broke the deputy's flows but they called seeking help from a manic episode. >> trying to get a college degree, they snuffed out his life, and then they lied about it for five months, at least wouldn't tell us anything, and that this needs to be sort of the focus point for how we, as a community, not just atlanta but america, are not going to stand
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for treatment by law enforcement like this. >> robert ray, al jazeera, atlanta. the mother of a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by a cleveland police officer nearly a year ago, is calling for a special prosecutor to take over the investigation. tamir rice was in a park carrying a pellet gun. police arrived on scene and rice was shot and killed within seconds. outside reports called the rice shooting reasonable under current law. today the mother of tamir said the prosecutor should turn over the case. >> i would like him to step down and an independent prosecutor take over the case.. >> these experts don't have all the information they need in order to formulate an opinion. >> the prosecutor issued a statement he has no plans to give up the case and will
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continue to search for truth and justice. in michigan a family has filed a federal lawsuit over the police shooting that took the life of an unarmed 17-year-old. 17-year-old devon gil fdr wafors pulled over. >> what began as an argument over a car's bright lights. >> i could not see. >> i didn't have them on. >> ended with a police officer shooting 17-year-old devon gillford to death. the michigan teen's family is now pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. >> the officer is supposedly a professional. he lost his temper when his authority and veracity was
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challenged. and that's exactly the wrong thing to do. >> prosecutors in michigan said the sheriff's sergeant based correctly when he pulled the teen over after the teen flashed his lights at the officer. but the stop quickly escalated. >> where is your license? now? >> i do not have to give with you. >> he refused to cooperate. >> out of the car, you are going to get tased. the officer then tased gilford. gilford was shot seven times. the officer says he was left bloodied and bruised when the teen attacked him and the prosecutor failed to file charges. but the teenager had never
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fought with anyone. >> down on the ground! >> reporter: and this is another example of officers allegedly using undue force. >> the manner of his arrest forcing a person charged with a traffic violation out of the car and on their knees, and then face-down into the snow. that's a felony arrest. that's not a traffic ticket. >> the officers and the county are not commenting while the family searches for answers, how a traffic stop could end in a teenager's death. jonathan betz, al jazeera. >> caught on video as many others are in the days of dash-cams and body cams and cell phone cams. jake ward has the story. >> in the two years he has been driving, he's been pulled over more than seven times and twice only for any discernible reason.
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he and his father says it's doesn't make any sense. >> i'm in school, i have two jobs. i have -- i've recently moved out to my own place. so i feel like you know, doing the best i can, as you know, for my age or whatever. i've had the last person actually asked me did you steal this car? he asked that question. this is a normal traffic stop. why are you asking me that, you know. >> and he's telling me he's going to arrest me. he's arresting me! >> african americans are much more likely to be pulled over by police for investigative stops, not to ticket the driver but to search the car. one study suggests that african american males are three times more likely to be pulled over than their white counterparts. john burris, a member of the legal team, says the case could
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be made. >> i myself would use a cell phone, when i got stopped, i'd have somebody on the phone i told my wife, i've just been stopped buy cop a police officer and i held it up or let it sit there. >> in theory, anybody can record anything in public, about the rights of onlookers to record police. if i cross over come in this kind of distance -- >> if you start approaching me that's way too close because i have to deal with pickup. >> how and when should a person go for his phone? it's up to the officer in question. >> certainly if the situation's calm and you want to record it absolutely. and you can do so by just holding your phone with your hands visible near your steering wheel. >> i say right now, my hands are in my pocket, i'd like to record
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this incident, would that be okay? in some cases when reaching for a phone does not cause the officer to go for his phone, the phone itself can be a target. >> at what point can you take away the phone? >> if there'sfully evidence then we could -- you know we can request it or seize it. >> the mubaraks are still not sure what they should do. >> i'd leave it up to him. i've looked at different options. if i were to record i'd put some type of hidden camera in my car, again because it's not a set law they can do whatever they want. >> jacob ward, al jazeera, oakland, california. >> coming up next the roots of the conapplicant, the anger and distrust between the israelis and palestinians leaving little
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hope for peace and drilling for oil in the arctic.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america, i'm john siegenthaler. tipping point. the surging violence between israel and the palestinians. pull back. the federal government makes it hard tore drill for oil near the north pole. field of refugees. coming together on a soccer field united in play and promise. it was another day of violence in israel, israelis and palestinians have been clark across the country or the last 39 weeks, 39 palestinians have been killed along with seven
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israelis. emergency meeting of the united nations security council today. the palestinian ambassador asking for international protection for worshipers at temple mount. we get more from karl penhall in jerusalem. karl. >> john, good evening, there's been another round of violence, palestinian attackers set fire to what is known as joseph's tomb, a shrine near the occupied west bank city of nabliss. revered by also jews and christians. really, thinking that you can get away with set fire to a shrine here without that then causing a cycle of retaliation, like pouring gasoline on a very
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volatile situation. in hebron, a palestinian attacker disguised as oppress reporter, approached an israeli checkpoint, stabbed a guard and was shot dead. that is likely to make our job harder on the ground. firing on israeli police patrol, israelis returning fire and killing two gazan citizens. in the west bank town of bethlehem about 20 minutes away, more clashes there throughout the day. let's take olook at this report with some of the day's events. rain on the streets of bethlehem. a new generation rising up determined to solve a an age-old
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complaint. israeli occupation. >> it's not life here. there's a life without freedom, you can't do anything here. >> reporter: protestors will sling-shot against one of the best armed militaries of the world. some palestinians wounded by israeli live fire, others down by rubber bullets. this started as a grass roots revolt after years of on-off peace talks, protesters accused their own palestinian leaders of failing to win an independent home land. >> we are here as a palestinian, we are lead ourselves just as our revolution we will lead it by ourselves. we don't need a leader for this revolution. >> reporter: friday marked just the latest round of clash clashes. i'd been here two days earlier. the scenario was much the same. from the outside this may look
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really chaotic. but from the thick of it, there is some level of coordination. when it gets too hot to hold here they will simply fall away and let others take up the defense. 20 minutes drive away at the gates of jerusalem's old city, this is one of the core issues fueling the current violence. israeli security forces banned muslim men under 40 from attending friday prayers in the al-aqsa plosk compound. mosque compound so they prayen on the streets. this is a religious war, they want to steal our right to the prophet's holy place. they want to steal the al-aqsa mosque compound, he says. the israeli government denies it wants to alter a long standing political agreement on control of what they call temple mount.
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but distrust is almost genetic. even prayer time brings little peace. as soon as prayer is ended, israeli police moved in, they went into the crowd and detained one palestinian man, and brought in police forces trying to ensure the crowd disperses. back in bethlehem the fight raged on. tactics learned from their fathers and grandfathers before them. they all resisted and we're continuing to do so. our children will resist as well. who knows until when. perhaps until we die, he says. words of defiance but little since, of hope. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is now scheduled to meet israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in berlin next week,
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looking for ways to deescalate the violence here, there is not known whether the israeli and palestinian leaders are prepared to cede ground in the face of opposition, john. >> thank you karl. a palestinian human rights lawyer spoke with us late last night from haifa, israel, about the recent round of congregation and whether israel is engaging in excessive force or defending defendindefendingitself. >> this is not just excessive force, this is more than excessive force. this is nothing to do with self-defense, but with israel wanting to get rid of as many palestinians as possible. all it takes is lynch mobs as we
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are defining them, yelling arab arab terrorist, terrorist, and the policy kicks in shoot first and ask questions later. >> there has been a wave of stabbings of israeli citizens. what do you think israel should respond? >> i would expect them to respond as they should 50 years ago, there's a link between occupation and between violence and the fact that this occupation continues for 50 years, generation after generation, live under israeli military rule, we can't simply ignore the occupation, we can't simply pretend it doesn't exist. it is time for israel to end the occupation, we are not getting the full and complete picture what is happening here as a result of nearly 50 years of military rule and the denial of freedom of palestinians. it's gotten to the point that palestinians don't see that there's any future. >> i understand your opinion that there's been violence on
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the israeli side. but what you describe sounds to me like an excuse for stabbings that have taken place. those stabbings that have killed israeli citizens. >> obviously not an excuse whatsoever. but i'm also not responsible for these people. these are individual acts, individual people, who are driven, for one reason or another, to carry out some sort of act of violence. for example, the most of the people that we've read about or seen over the course of the past few weeks have been themselves subjected to some form of violence. they've either seen their family members or best friends be killed. and it is leading them to say if there isn't a difference between my life or my death, then if i can't live in dignity, then so other people shouldn't, either. >> secretary of state john kerry is due to visit the middle east. what account united states to? >> i think the problem is that the united states has been the biggest enabler for israel's
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military occupation. it has allowed israel to perpetrate crimes against palestinians, to maintain a system of apartheid. 2,000 palestinians were killed by israel including 500 children. 100,000 homes were destroyed by israel. these homes, offices et cetera still remain unbuilt, one year several months later. so what the united states role has been has simply been to allow israel to do whatever it wants to do. if the united states wants to play a positive role it can start joining on to the boycott divestment scheme rather than giving israel carte blanche to do whatever it wants. >> to defense israel and are its allybe itsally, what other solue there on the table? >> start pushing israel to
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finally allow palestinians to live in the freedom and dignity that they deserve. this is done to push against israel, holding it accountable under international law, apart from that, i don't think there is anything else that it can do to be positive. >> thank you for joining us. >> replmy pleasure. >> a former deputy spokesman for israel's ministry of foreign affairs and he is once against again in our studio, shahar, welcome to the studio. >> i wish under other circumstances. can i say something, linning to diana, building walls not bribltion, thbridges, how diffit
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have been for her to say it's not okay to stab 78-year-old women. then we would have seen hope building between israelis and palestinians. it really gave me much sorrow to see the attitude, john. >> but you do hear this message loud and clear. the message that she delivers is occupation, the violence is a direct result of occupation. >> well, the truth is that the violence is a direct result of insightment. seeing these images on social media, mahmoud abbas saying the feet of jews are defiling temple mount, 19 times in three days. so it's a generation that -- >> how long can you keep people walled off? it seems to me at some point whether they're taught that or whether they're just mad as hell because their house was bulldozed or their family.
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>> lets sit down to negotiations. >> honestly, isn't there some point that this isn't going to work? >> yes. >> have you reached that point? >> prime minister netanyahu, said let's sit down now. peace will not come from stockholm or geneva. if abbas chooses to do that i can assure you not only of the interest of palestinians but of israeli we will see a difference on the ground. >> listening to diane florida talk about kerry losing faith, and then listening to netanyahu, neither thinks the united states is helping them. >> it's clear to everyone that the only real player in the field of the united states in israelis and palestinians is the united states of america. the only enabler, even i can agree diana, is the united states. the united states has the power
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to put it where it should be. >> the it's is enabling -- >> could enable peace. >> it's not doing it. >> if it applies pressure in the right place. let me explain. we have been talking about settlement when we need to talk about education and insightment. >> to settlements insight? >> i can tell you, the second indiana fda, only 12 years ago, iago -- the second intifada, ony 12 years ago, we need to touch on education too long have we looked the other way from what's being done on the textbooks and on official tvs and we are fostering hate within generation after generation. a 13-year-old, stabbing a jewish person on a bicycle 15 times, 15 times. >> i ask the question again, you talk about insightments, don't
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settlements insight the palestinians to violence? >> netanyahu talked on every stage, no preconditions, meet with me. they wouldn't even do that. you know why? negotiations are requiring concessions, we are willing, they are not. >> thank you for coming. >> thank you. shell announced last month it will not explore in the arctic after disappointing results from a test well. interior secretary sally jewel cited the decision to cancel other leases for the next two years. companies are still willing to drill in the arctic but are not willing to handle oil spills. phil torres of "techknow"
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reports. >> remote, bret taking. for years it's been a battle over energy and climate change. temperatures here are rising twice as fast as the rest of the world but the arctic may hold 13% of the world's undiscovered oil. what about an oil spill in the arctic? >> i do believe in and when that event occurs, it's going to be a difficult event to deal with. the concern is it's a fairly short operational window. it's something, long playing out like say deep water horizon occurred here it would be a catastrophe. >> in the chucchi sea, winter comes early, in the middle of october. earlier, "techknow" reached out to shell, did not agree to an on camera interview, but in e-mail oonses tanswers to questions, dm
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confident. we can effectively recover oil in a variety of arctic conditions including broken ice and slush. on september 28th, shell made a stunning announcement. it was ceasing all arctic operations. they released this statement: shell has found indications of oil and gas but these are not sufficient to warrant furg furtr explorations in the berger prospect. as shell was abandoning its project, the italian oil firm eni announced its plans to drill for oil in norwegian arctic waters by the end of 2015. >> john as you can see despite all the odds, companies are
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still coming back to the arctic to drill. the global thirst for oil is that strong. >> shell said they pulled out of the arctic because they didn't find enough oil and gas. is that the only reason. >> no that's definitely part of the reason but most experts we talked to is industry-wide problem. oil is at $50 a barrel which is really really low. it would take them another ten to 15 years and billions more just to start production. so at $50 a barrel financially doesn't make sense for them. >> if the arctic is such a tough place to drill why would companies even consider it? >> you know when i was up there in the arctic i thought the same thing. but if you look below there's 13% of the world's oil, 30% of the world's natural gas up there. so whoever gets to it first and does it best, they are going to be making billions and billions of dollars. >> research into spill response
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in the arctic is going on now but what's the main area much of focus? >> there's honestly a lot of work to be done in a lot of areas. they're still trying to figure out the environmental impact, they're still figuring out the best ways to clean up oil, whether mechanically remove it or burn it off. a lot of it is being done in the european actor, not the north american arctic. we should be doing this research if we are going to drill in our own backyard. >> phil torres, thank you very much and for more oil and exploration and safety concerns in the arctic you can watch "techknow" tomorrow at 6:30 eastern time. many teenagers in a high school soccer team in chicago grew up far from the city. they come from places all over the world, but they formed a unique bond both on field and
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off. ash-har quraishi reports. >> for this high school soccer team on chicago's north side soccer's more of a high school activity. it's the thing that binds them. either all of immigrants around refugees from across the road. >> are i haven't needed a translator very often i speak four myself. >> you speak one common language don't you? >> definitely soccer. >> magar has coached at sullivan for five years. as a refugee himself from albania he says he understands how to connect with his players. >> some of them come from war torn countries and that's how it was when i was 14 years old. so it's -- and i thinkt works out both ways, then for me and me with them. >> it is a common experience for a number of these players,
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emerging from the ravages of their war torn countries, emerging on the soccer field. 17-year-old escaped the war in myanmar, for four years before arriving in the united states, through the u.n. immigration agency. >> different people like me, i kind of like those people. >> reporter: junior sawaro left iraq seven years ago. he grew up playing soccer. >> i used to play everyday. i used to play in the parking lots in the streets, everywhere. >> the team is made up from iraq, sudan, myanmar just to name a few. the play has taken them to the
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regional championships. >> the thing about the circumstances that developed beyond what i thought it was going to go. so i'm surprised. i'm pretty happy and surprised. we're the smallest team in the damn tournament. this is my church my mosque my everything. >> coach says this year with a 5-1-1 record they've beaten some of the best teams around. the search for a better life is what brought these players together. the challenges of what was left behind is what drives them to win. ash-har quraishi, al jazeera, winetka, illinois. >> coming up next, author ann walling. >> i believe every person has these moments in their life when the world they believe is right and proper and correct, looks a little out of kilter. >> what she was taught about race growing up in the deep
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south was way off base.
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>> in our art segment tonight, author ann walling. she grew up in an affluent family in the segregated south. her new book, social injustice and the awakening of her life. >> i was a little girl and saw the world through the pri prismt my parents presented me. i wondered, why did the black people go in the back door and i went in the front door? just little things like that just seemed out of kilter. when did they have thanksgiving
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dinner, when did they have christmas dinner? they cam an came and cooked fors those days. things felt askew but i grew up slowly. >> what were things like when you were growing up? >> it was hierahical, with men at the top, women were below men but above lots of other people. it was an order that showed the world the way the world is supposed to be. >> in fact you write as a little girl sunday dinner at 640 jefferson street defined my universe. it was the air i breathed. people can breathe the poisoned atmosphere for very long time before their lungs seize, before it takes their breath away. until i finally understood the
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source of the poison, until i finally understood how wrong the right order was. what was it that made you realize that the right order was wrong? >> well, there were some dramatic events, there were little events i think that made my able to see the more dramatic events. and the most dramatic one in my childhood was brown versus board of education, in 1954, i was walking home from school one afternoon and i came to our mailbox and pulled out the nashville banner and it said segregation out, in huge letters, right across the headline. and i looked at it and i thought wow, that's really great! so i ran in the house, and my mother was in the kitchen. and i had the paper in my hand and i opened it up and i showed it to her and i said look what they've done! i'm really glad they did this. and i could see instantly that she was very shocked and very
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disturbed by it. and angry. and finally, after she seemed to be very shaken and finally when she was able to say something she said, you wouldn't state that if you knew what you were talking about. and that's when i really did know what i -- i did know what i was talking about. >> how do you think things have changed? how are they the same? >> things have changed in that there are more opportunities for people who are not white in our country. although white people still have, how things still remain the same, white people still have more opportunities and more advantages and more privileges than people with brown or black skin. >> segregation still exist? >> oh, absolutely. as a matter of fact in some areas especially in cities like nashville, it's -- it's -- we're going to wron the wrong way. geerting worse rathewe're gettin
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better. >> what did you hope to accomplish with this book? >> one thing i hoped to accomplish was to show that everybody, i believe every person has these moments in their lives wher when the worldt they believe is right and proper and correct looks a little out of kilter. and if we stop and reflect on those moments, then it can really change not only our own lives, it can change lives in our families, it can change -- and if we become involved in the community it can change lives within the community. so i hope that it shows the power of looking at these moments in our lives when things look a little out of kilter. and seeing what they really mean. >> well, the book is called sunday dinner, coming of age in the agree segregated south.
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ann it's great to have you with us. >> thank you john. >> that's our program. i'm john siegenthaler, see you back here on monday. the news continues with antonio mora.
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