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i see just want my children from the world to be leaders on policies and development to put the spotlight on issues that matter congo food security pressure washing night. and not have to cheat the so much more needs to be john and i think people have to be at the heart of solutions monday was a massage and i will continue down the road. this is news and these are our top stories the kremlin's most vocal critic alexei nevaeh has been jailed for 30 days at a hearing held in a makeshift court at a moscow police station now bonnie was detained immediately on returning to russia on a sunday he'd been in germany receiving treatment following a nerve agent attack in august germany has joined many other countries in
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condemning these arrests. video footage has emerged from the new yorker magazine showing rioters inside the u.s. senate chamber as the capital was being brand sacked it comes as president donald trump prepares to issue over $100.00 pardons the clemencies reportedly won't include a trump himself. even tougher coronavirus restrictions are looking increasingly likely for germany chancellor angela merkel will hold a virtual meeting with state premiers later to discuss the country's pandemic measures although infection rates have improved slightly they are not declining as quickly as was hoped and concerns are growing over new and more infectious strains of the virus. is to get you news from berlin follow us on twitter and instagram at news or is our website w dot com. the
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united states is bracing for a peaceful transfer of power this week bracing because the threat of armed violence is at levels not seen since the 911 it terror attacks the 20 years ago the u.s. faced an enemy from abroad now the enemy is from within the f.b.i. is getting all 25000 national guard troops sent to washington to secure the inauguration the nation that declares in god we trust is keeping the peace by trusting no one i'm pretty often berlin this is the day. as if we've seen that sometimes the enemies are a little closer to the constitution states that we feel like there's tyranny will take over but i do think that there was an electric brought in was there but there was the disorder not i don't think from ted appeared like you don't know who to
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trust these days i don't know what it was that worked i think for us i don't old social media i can trust we're clearly here to show the government they were not intimidated by the lessons learned is that. we'll need to take those little threats seriously. also coming up when he left russia his life was in danger now a late scene of he's back in russia behind bars but his message of defiance and democracy it's as free as ever he says people power can bring down vladimir putin. it's a political factor that be ignored the main most important one is some of the essence of politics but when you don't be afraid to take to the streets don't call to me to look out for yourselves and your future. on to our. reviewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of our viewers around the world welcome we begin
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the day with the seizure of america by americans in less than 48 hours president donald trump will leave the white house and joe biden will be sworn in to replace him the seamless flow of democracy that this time is anything but donald trump will not attend the inauguration of joe biden on wednesday no congratulatory handshake no dignified handing over of power leaves a nation on high alert 2 weeks after a mob of his supporters stormed the u.s. capitol the threat of domestic terrorism is as real as ever and we are learning more and more in sabbat what happened inside the u.s. capitol on january 6th videos revealing the violence committed by americans against americans in the name of donald trump today the new yorker released this video of the rioters as they invaded the chamber of the u.s. house of representatives. at.
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the airline had raised the debt and they're not going to sell us out all over like a jet to. the us and then. we know that from. the fight on. there is no reason. we're not all over. her. problem. that was obviously there the senate and not the house of representatives. now that is what was going on inside the building but what was going on inside the minds of
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those men and women who stormed the u.s. capitol correspondents deafened zines was on the capitol hill on january 6th trying to give a name and face and voice to all of the anger that was being unleashed in this exclusive report he talks with the founder of a group called g.'s for truong a man who describes himself as a gay republican a band who became part of the mob that assaulted the seat of american democracy. remeet 43 year old supporter peter point. on the day before president trump had promised to become a quote wild protests what's less scary right now if you've got the senators and you've got the congress and you've got the president they're going to find out a strong supporters in there come and find us and are going to start locking us up they're going to get a list of us and they're going to find us and they're going to do it you should know you're from your from your you know you're from germany you know how it was in germany they came down and they pulled people out of their houses and took them to
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our hands so that's what we're worried about you know you are hearing a potential democratic led government yeah you talk about real nazis they're not thinking this secret police the biggest yeah they're fascists look what they do on facebook and big and big tech so they've never heard of paris and yes they're the real fascist because they don't well you know you can't go on i can't go up and talk to a democrat when the democrat then i can talk to when i know the minute i shot a thought i'm going to that's going to yell at me. what many say was an insurrection incited by the president who attempts by radicalized supporters in the moment peter boyd can watch just what ensues from a distance right wrist to this it is ok for people to break down. i don't know the constitution states that we feel like they're steering it will take over over the
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last 4 years these people don't believe they were set yet we were out of power for 8 years by a person who probably wasn't a real citizen. to do sunday generally 10th peter meets us in graham a small town neighboring map and where he lives peter doesn't want to talk about his private life smothers a very sick mean internet troll so everywhere he says things at home are complicated and making ends meet driving for is a challenge he's had 3 days to digest and think about what he experienced in washington peter one thing is crystal clear. shot the nothing wrong nothing on well wednesday he didn't say destroy the capitol in or the capitol anything like that immediately said. don't do that peter's point of view has nothing to do with what really happened president trump was silent for hours before reacting to the run psyching off the capital pieterse next observational analysis is also
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a blatant lie peter blames anti for activists for storming the capitol not trump supporters they were there. i saw that as a cinema they were in disguise there was plenty of stately l.a. knew that they were going to be in this guy's peter's rationalized narrative of the events in washington is utter nonsense by reciting these trump talking points he exposes himself as part of one of the biggest problems this country congolese faces the worst separation at this moment and there's no way. you know it's just a cloud over this whole election biden will never be a legitimate president and that's our turn 4 years later i may say and not my president because by the votes the whole process is. the united states of america seem to be and may remain in distress for some time to come. amazing there turnitin reality there that people are living in let's go to washington
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oliver my colleague joins me live or you were in the capital u.s. capital today what's the situation right now it's hard to recognize the area today if you compare it to how it used to be the whole downtown area is essentially under lockdown it's a close perimeter really militarize so and so and that sense of d.c. doesn't feel like a city anymore you need special credentials to get in there and when we arrived capital area itself was also under a complete lockdown for a fire that broke out so you can really see there's a tense atmosphere thousands of soldiers inside and outside that perimeter patrolling still arriving for inauguration day we witnessed an arrest yesterday someone who broke the security regulations there was arrested by the f.b.i. in front of our eyes but then we also saw some normalcy there that were rehearsals under way you could see we could see a marching band preparing a sound check right at the spot in front of the capitol facing the national mall
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where joe biden is to go is going to be sworn in in less than 48 hours and that will certainly be a ceremony unlike any other that we've seen before he will be sworn in in front of an empty field overlooking an empty national mall authorities say just stay away for the sake of your own safety and we also have a situation where looks like the police are having to police the police if you will the 25000 national guard troops who are in washington right now we understand they are being videoed being checked for extremists in their ranks who is vetting them. now the f.b.i. is in charge for vetting those $25000.00 national guardsmen as you mentioned simply the concern is that you have some heavily armed soldiers that are inside the security perimeter those are the ones who are actually getting close to joe biden and the concern is of course that you might have an insider attack that those
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people those soldiers would not have difficulties of course getting closer and they are heavily armed so what's happening now is they're being vetted by the f.b.i. commanders of being asked to be on the lookout for any problems within their own ranks i also had the opportunity today to speak to one national guard major and he said of course it's pretty clear that there are both sides of the political aisle represented so it's a big challenge of course but the f.b.i. f.b.i. is optimistic that they have the situation under control and what about the investigation into the storming of the capitol well that is what got us here to this situation of course the interest of geisha is still underway there have been some several 100 individuals arrested. 2 wrists in washington d.c. in the last days and hours one that i've witnessed myself another one where an armed individual with $500.00 rounds of ammunition tried to get inside the perimeter with fake credentials so there are more investigations underway of course
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regarding that what also becoming what's also becoming clearer now is that lawmakers were involved 3 republicans at least actively involved in the planning process of storming the capitol and other active and former lawmakers were in the crowd of other conservative insiders it really shows it's not only in see it was not only inside by the president but also orchestrated and organized by his very own party members incredible oversell it was the used tonight from washington thank you hugh. now to jesus christ and donald trump evangelical christians they played a prominent role in the story of the capitol 1 january 6th and they have counted among domo trumps most devoted supporters during his presidency. of the. exit polls that show that 3 quarters of white evangelicals voted for trump in the
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event beurre number virtually unchanged since 2016 they stood behind the president despite the multiple accusations of sexual assault against him and his repeated lies to the american people. so how can we explain this is it was devotion to a leader who's an unrepentant sinner my next guest says it may have not so much to do with prayer and more to do with power catherine stewart is the author of the book the power worshipers inside to the dangerous rise of religious nationalism kathy joins me tonight kevin it's good to have you on the program when we talk about trump's base we're including evangelical christians who share a vision of the u.s. and that vision correct me if i'm wrong here but that vision would render separation of church and state meaningless that's absolutely right christian nationalism is central to an explanation of the crisis that we're seeing
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in america today you really can't explain how trump came to power and how so many other leaders on the sort of republican side of the political aisle are hostile to democracy unless you know something about this movement. and the attraction to donald trump. it can come from his religious convictions i mean this is a man who has bragged about rarely if ever going to church i mean is this where religious strains merge with those in a culture war in the united states is that what we see. absolutely it's a form of identity politics in that it ties the idea of america to specific religious and cultural identity so christian nationalism let's make clear it's not a religion it's a radically anti-democratic political ideology that makes use of religion it's sort
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of exploit religion for political purposes and it's also a device for mobilizing people to vote in support of the hyper conservative candidates that the movement favors and it's you know i mentioned earlier it's radically anti-democratic it's you know i use the term religious nationalism in the subtitle of my book because it makes clear it similarities with other forms of religious nationalism around the world so when you see leaders like putin in russia or erewhon in turkey or or bind in hungary when these leaders bind themselves to conservative religious authorities in other countries in order to consolidate a more authoritarian form of political power we rightly see this as a form of religious nationalism and that's what we saw with donald trump he was basically exploiting religion for political purposes and is there or is there a next generation in u.s. politics that represents an even more developed sense of this religious
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nationalism and the you for example josh holy in the u.s. congress. absolutely you know leaders like josh holy and ted cruz and many other republican leaders are also exploiting the rhetoric of religious nationalism trying to draw people to their side and often they do it by through these so-called cultural wars through these issues like abortion or same sex marriage and the like they know very well if you can get people to vote on one or 2 issues you can control their vote you know over the last decade that i've been researching my in this movement i go to the right wing. and christian national strategy meetings and gatherings and. then it's like this and many of the movement leaders will talk about how important it is to create single issue voters because they know if they can get the rank and file to sort of play along and vote on abortion they can
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control their vote and then they use it to enact a wildly anti democratic agenda and also an agenda that's not just about abortion has a lot to do with economic policy and foreign policy and things that those sort of you know antiabortion voters may not themselves agree with you know and this agenda of course oftentimes it ends up in the courts and there we talk about maybe the legacy of donald trump he was able to appoint a record number of federal judges he appointed 3 supreme court justices they are all conservative supreme court judges social conservatives so we're talking about these people being around for the next 20 to 40 years to interpret legislation in laws should americans be worried. salut we i mean i think we're going to be dealing with the trumps legacy in the courts for quite some time to come and if you look also at the judges that he appointed
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a lot of them are. have been nurtured by these sort of right wing legal organizations like the federalist society which plays an enormous role in finding and nurturing. legal candidates and promoting them for for different points and sort of sustaining their careers and then. you know you also have a lot of trump appointees who have worked for right wing legal or christian nationalist legal organizations including the alliance defending freedom which is known as a sort of legal juggernaut of the christian right and again they don't just take it right with the dishes on the so-called culture wars like you know same sex marriage and abortion they're advocating for sort of. policy and so i think it's really under appreciated the extent to which to republican party and has allied itself with the sort of far right libertarian economic wing of the republican party and
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you know a lot of the big ticket funders of the movement many of the people sort of pouring money into that these organizations are as committed to sort of a must like a free market fundamentalism as they are to right wing positions in the so-called culture wars it's just it's amazing to when you think all of this comes together and the notion of separation of church and state just yeah goes up in smoke catherine stuart author of the power worshipers inside the dangerous rise of religious nationalism can we appreciate your time in your insights tonight thank you thank you for having me. sure what's the total freight of those thieves hiding in a bunker you will not an admission people taking to the streets and it's a political fact so that it can't be ignored but the main most important one is some of the essence of politics but don't be afraid to take to the streets don't call for me to look out for yourselves and your future. and that was
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a legacy of all the the kremlin's most vocal critics he has just been jailed for the next 30 days at a hearing that was held in a makeshift court in a moscow police station not only was detained immediately upon returning to russia yesterday he had been right here in germany receiving treatment following a poisoning attack germany has joined many other countries in condemning you know all these arrests a spokesman for german chancellor angela merkel calling the arrest arbitraries. are the more i want to bring in mr andreas nick he is with chancellor angela merkel's conservative c.d.u. party is a member of the german parliament foreign affairs committee as well it's been it's good to see you again what are the german governments since over russia i mean will we just be hearing tough words from germany or is there something that can be done to force russia's hand. well i think that we are concerned for the
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mystery of our niece safety it was quite a bold. courageous move him to go back to russia but he did it very consciously very deliberately also i think as a political demonstration of it's his will not to be exiled from his own country. what we have demanded his immediate release i think what happened today is particularly yesterday's particular provocative as mr of and he is supposed to be present tomorrow morning in a hearing of the council of europe's parliamentary assembly legal affairs and human rights committee where he is. request it and invited to testify on his case and if there is no russian cooperation on that investigation the russians house announced it will not participate we will have to see whether they will commit
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missed an avanti to appear which may be doubtful and i think this is going to be a major publication again against an international organization in this context and it will have to be considered which consequences will derive from that when you say it was bold a bold decision for him to get back on but mr of only could have stayed here in germany he chose to return and he does his decision to return to russia does it automatically then have to become a diplomatic problem for the german government. i think we're not talking about. problems in the bilateral relationship i think we have always resisted it's the attempts of russian authorities to buy lesser eyes this issue in this than the one it was treated in the charity in berlin i think we've always taken it to a multinational organizations to the o.p.c. really when it came to the f. use of chemical poisons we're now supporting with a fully fledged investigation run by the french. in the council of europe's
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parliamentary assembly and we have to out was that in the countries of the european union and that i think is the way it will go into with this is not a bilateral issue this is a very fundamental issue about the rule of law human rights. in a member country of the council of europe and russia would have to be taken to account in order to that this of course is happening at the same time that you've got u.s. pressure growing on germany to kill its nord stream to gas pipeline project with russia bloomberg is reporting that a major ensure has quit the project do you think it's time for germany to do the same thing. i don't not consider it very helpful that the same force 2 didn't want. we don't want to go up north supposing you had to immediately hijack love on you any other issue for the purposes of the north
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stream project i think to have been very differentiated fuels when our own party on this project terms of its jewish she implication and also in terms of its economic justification i think we does not help for the particular what we see from the united states in that regard to have a sensible and deliberative discourse over that in germany i think the other issues we need to talk about i think we are in the process of an active markets lower to. prosecute human rights offenders on a global scale also in the european union. i mentioned the investigation in the council of europe i think there's a lot that can still be done in was are going to as a trees as a travel bans to those who are responsible for human rights violations and so there are many more options on the table. this is not a favorable context also for economic projects like most you project. you know
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a lot of people who will agree with you a bit but you know there is bipartisan opposition to the project in the u.s. president elect joe biden he's also against the pipeline now you've got the volley element and you've got a chance so i'm going to machall who has been very good at maybe keeping business in geopolitics separated you know she's leaving office this year i mean when is enough enough in the eyes of the german government do you think. again i think you can have. very skeptical fuse on some of the aspects of the most in project i would. still not recommend to create the immediately just use the value case and it's in it's dramatic and i mentions just as an instrument to leverage your political position on the stream i think this is much more fundamental issue that we would have to address in a different way and if the united states wants to sanction russia i think even by more. city $1000000000.00 of crude oil every year from russia which is much more
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than would ever go through the wall street and so put your money where your words and then would have a maybe easy discussion but we should not distract from the fundamental issues that are at stake in the one case all right mr andreas nick member of the german parliament foreign affairs committee some clear words there mr nic we appreciate your time your insights tonight thank you. thank you i'm about. donald suit donald trump will soon move into the history books and maybe the museums as well when u.s. president trump made a state visit to the u.k. a couple of years ago a giant inflatable blimp depicting him as a crybaby hovered over the protests there it is the truck baby blimp has now been donated to the museum of london one of the british capital's most popular museums. the day is almost done the conversation continues online we will see you tomorrow everybody.
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