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-- for all of these reasons. amy: the president's friend is accused of embezzling those dollars. in colombia, the government and the farc rebel group says they've reached a new agreement for a peace deal aimed at ending the nation's 52 year cicivil wa. colombians narrowlwly rejected n earlier version of the peace deal in a nationwide refeferendm in octoberer. the new agreement appears to roll back promises that farc members would have guaranteed seats in congress. in ohio, the trial of former university of cincinnati police officer ray tensing, who shot and killed 43-year-old sam dubose last year, has ended in a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict. officer tensing, who is white, fatally shot dubose, who is black, as dubose was running away. officer tensing had stopped dubuse over a traffic violation. tensing was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a confederate battle flag under his uniform when he fatally shot dubose
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multiple times in the back. in north dakota, water protectors resisting the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline say an armed white man drove his truck througugh a crowd of n nae americanrotectors,s, running over one woman and then firing live bullets intthe air, duriring a demonstratition satuy at work site n near ndan. local ththorities s are investigating the e cident. this comes after 37 people were arrested on as water protectors friday maintained multiple highway blockades. the army corps of engineers is expected to make a d decision within days about whether it will grant a permit allowing energy transfer partners to drill underneath the missouri river. on actions are planned at dozens tuesday, of u.s. army corp of engineerers offices and other government buildings in more than 100 cities worldwide demanding the obama
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administration top the -- stop the pipepeline. meanwhile, the head of energy transfer partners, kelcy warren, has said he's "100%" confident trump will support the completion of the dakota access pipeline. warren donated more than $100,000 to trump's campaign, while trump has between $500,000 and $1 million invested in energy transfer partners. this is warren speaking on cbs. >> once he takes over january 20, what are the prospects? gets0% that the easement granted in the pipeline getsts buililt. >> have you spoken to donanald trump about the pipeline? >> i've never met him. >> but he's invested in you and you are invested in him. >> well, i wish him well. activists blocked the main
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gate to creech air force base, one of several homes for the u.s. military's legal drone program in pakistan, afghanistan, somalia, yemen, as well as other countries. in richmond, virginia, 30-year-old transgender woman has died making her at least the 24th transgender woman killed this year, the deadliest on record for transgender people in the united states. norwood was shot early sunday morning and died hours later in the hospital. and in washington, d.c., engineer, lawyer, and safety advocate clarence ditlow has died. he was the director of the center for auto safety for 40 years. for decades, he championed safety in the automobile industry, forcing manufacturers to recall millions of vehicles. he collaborated with green party presidential candidate ralph nader on multiple books. cranston low died thursday at the age of 72.
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-- clarence ditlow died thursday at the age of and those are some 72. of the headlines. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. where broadcasting from marrakesh, morocco, here at the u.n. climate summit. we will soon ring you voices of protest from the front lines in new york. meanwhile, the anti-defamation league and the southern poverty law center are slamming president-elect donald trump for naming stephen bannon to become his chief strategistst. bannon is the former head of the right-wing outlet news outlet breitbart media. he took over as trump's campaign manager in august. adl ceo jonathan greenblatt said -- "it is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of the 'alt-right' -- a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-semites and racists -- is slated to be a senior staff member in the 'people's house."
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the southern poverty law center accused bannon of becoming "the main driver behind breitbart becoming a white ethno-nationalist propaganda mill." even forormer breitbart employes have spopoken out about whatat e site became e under bannon's watch. the sitete's s former editor-in-chief, ben shapiro, recently said that staffers are now openly pushing white ethno-nationalism. donald trump announced bannon would become chief strategist on sunday. -- on trump has also tapped rnc saturday. chair reince preibus to serve as his chief of staff. steve bannon has also faced questions about domestic abuse. he was charged in 1996 with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery, and dissuading a witness. a santa monica, california, police report said bannon grabbed then-wife mary louise card -- piccard by the throat and arm and threatened to leave with the couple's twin daughters. bannon pleaded not guilty to the
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charges, which were dropped later that year when piccard did not appear in court. piccard claimed in divorce proceedings that bannon pressured her not to testify. piccard also said in a sworn 2007 court filing that bannon made anti-semitic comments when the two argued over whether to send their daughters to a private school. according to one document, piccard said -- "he said that he doesn't like the way they raise their kids to be 'whiny brats' and that he didn't want the girls going to school with jews." joining us in new york is richard cohen, president of the southern poverty law center. richard, you got the news with everyone out that steve bannon would be the chief strategist for donald trumpmp. your thoughts? >> it was incredibly disheartening, amy. the night that trump was elected, he said that he was going to be the president for all americans, that he was going of division,ounds divisions which he had cause, and now we see him doing the
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opposite. appointing someone who was very proud to give a platform to the alt-right. the alt-right is nothing more than the rebranding of white supremacy, white nationalism, for the digital age. trump says one thing the day he is elected, does something else at this point. it is really discouraging, really disheartening. it does not portend well for his administration, i'm afraid. amy: richard, describe more fully what is the alt-right? what is the breitbart news website and the significance of bannon now being the number two man for president -- soon to be president trump? >> when breitbart traditionally was a conservative website, but under bannon, it has become a cesspool for white supremacy acaccording to onene of his forr colleagues.
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is whiteight nationalism. it rejects multiculturalism. it is opposed to immigration. the godfather of the alt-right is richard spencer. his motto is, "all men are created an equal." black people are intellectually inferior. he calls for the peaceful, ethnic cleansing of our country. he was ecstatic when trump was elected and i am sure equally ecstatic now that bannon is in the white house. about bannon's background. talk about his operating a breitbart news. >> look, i don't want to talk about b bannon's pepersonal backckground. i will talk about what he is done a breitbart news. anyone can go and look at the archives and see unbelievable stuff. two weeks after the charleston massacre, for example, they ran an article talking about how people should proudly fly the confederate flag.
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they have talked about islam as a religion of a rate coulter. culture. he mocked women who are victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. it is obsessed with the so-called scourge of black on white crime. it is racist, misogynist, anti-somatic -- everything this country should not be. indigo former breitbart employees have spoken out. this is the site's former editor-in-chief ben shapiro wrote -- "breitbart has become the withight goto website , yiannopoulos pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers." this is shapiro speaking to cnn earlier this year. >> steve likes to think of
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himself as a big bear tearing everyone down because he is a power player. it has got him where he is now. steve bannon -- imagine one of the worst people you know is heading up her presidential campaign. that is pretty much where i am at this morning. listening to been richard cohen, your response? >> trump knew what he was doing. he ran a racist campaign from the first day he came down the escalator at trump tower. he vilified mexicans. he vilified latinos. he vilified women, black communities, muslims. he brought steve bannon in because deeply -- steve bannon reflected his views. he has not pivoted despite his words after the election and he is continuing to embrace bannon. i wish you would change. -- i wish he would change. amy: richard cohen, as president
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of southern poverty law center, i ask you first about bannon. what about donald trump and his election and what this means and the report you put out, richard, through the southern poverty law center of the number of the attacks this week on the vulnerable people? overall, your response? >> you mention 200 attacks. the number is well over 300 now. they are happening everywhere. a lot t are happening in school. we're seeing them in places like walmart, starbucks, at traffic stops where people of color are being harassed by people who are passing them and screaming "trump." an ugly thing. lastst night, donald trump was n "60 minutes" and he said stopop it. he also said, it only happened one or two times. he terribly downplayed it. trump needs to say more than "stop itit," he needs to speak t
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forcefully against all forms of bigotry. then he asked to follow talk with the walk. yes to stop putting people like bannon in the administration. he has to throw them out and assure the american public that no one w wh hate in their hearts is going to have any role whatsoever in our democracy. amy: so these reports around the country of these assaults, as people marching through schools and saying "build that wall" or "make america white again," the reports we have from philadelphia to boston, something unprecedented where the schools are sending counselors into the classrooms because the kids are so frightened after the election of donald trump. >> they were frightened before the election. they were frightened by the rhetoric that donald trump was spewing. did a bigig survey during the
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election asking teachers what was happening in their schools. we nevever used trump's namame n the survey, but we did not have to. 1000 teachers wrote back anand talked about the world will things happening in their school. incredible increase in bullyingg and in ugly talk. heartbreaking stories of young children in elemementary schools really being fearful, coming up to teacher every dancing "has he built the wall yet? are my parents going to be deported?" this is just a continuation of what we saw on the campaign, but it has been quite intensified since the day of the election. amy: richard cohen, is there anything you want to add before we go to the voices of the streets of new york, tens of thousands of people continuing to protest? this was before the appointment of steve bannon to be the number two man for a president trump. >> i would just urge peoplple to stand strong, be careful, don't
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give up hope. one of the sad things of the election was 43 million americicans who were eligible to vote d did not. ththat is 100 million people. i don't knowow how those hundred million people would have voted, but i think our democracy will be helped when everyone speaks. i hope this energy we are seeing in these demonstrations translates into increased political participation in our country. finally, howcohen, donald trump has responded to the attacks on people of color, on immigrants around the country? >> he hasn't done enough. hehe has minimize the number off attacks. he said one or two, there have been hundreds. his oldld or ego at breitbabarts and fraud. are a hoax he needs to much, much more if america is going to be a country that embraces all of its citizens. amy: richard cohen, thank you for joining us from new york. democracy now! is in marrakesh,
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morocco for the u.n. climate summit. i can tell you every other word out of amounts here from around the planet is donald trump is to another issue is climate denial. richard cohen is president of the southern poverty law center. we will link to his latest report at. when we come back, voices from the e streets. protest in the united states. stay with us. ♪ [music break]
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amy: this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. in marrakesh, morocco, the second weekend of the u.n. climate talks. there have been major protest. first, we're going to what has taken place in united states. over the weekend, protests around the world voiced opposition to u.s. president-elect donald trump. in berlin, germany, italy 1000 people gathered at the brandenburg gate, a short distance from the u.s. embassy. from our perspective, this election is very dangerous because a trump presidency encourages other nationalistic parties to fight hardeder and pepeople to give t their ves too them.. amamy: here in the uniteted sta, demonstrators took to the streets to oppose trump's campaign promises to restrict immigration and register muslims, and allegations that he
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sexually abused women. protests took place in seattle, portland, los angeles, san francisco, oakland, chicago, oklahoma city, salt lake city, springfield, massachusetts, dayton and cinninnati, ohio, a number of cities i in florida, new york, and philadelphia, where a mexican immigrant who is the a father of three u.s.-born children entered sanctuary in a church on and called on sunday president obama to stop his deportation and others. this comes as mayors from seattle to new york say they will refuse to cooperate with donald trump's promise to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, even though he says he'll withdraw federal funding from such cities. new york mayor bill de blasio vowed not to hand over the personal data of those who applied for the city municipal id and said he would possibly even destroy the records if federal authorities attempt to use them to target people for deportation. thousands of working class immigrants marched in manhattan on sunday with their supporters. >> i'm here to support everybody
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from my community that is afraid and they don't know where the country is going. so together, we could come up with a plan on what we can do next. beingof things that are talked about and people are trying to reverse the laws that are in place, i am concerned about that because i feel that would put our country back. and i feel we should progress and be inclusive of everybody. amy: sunday's protests in new york marked the fifth straight day of protests against trump in his home town. on saturday, an estimated 10,000 people marched to trump tower on as he met with his advisers. fifth avenue democracy now! was there. protests can't achieve anything practical right now. he doesn't have any policy initiatives on the table. but what i think a protest like this can do is send a message to others in the country who are
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upset with the new president and also internationally that americans don't support his racist, sexist agenda. amy: we're going to go back right now to those protests in thee streets in new york. >> i'm reportrting for dedemocry now! just outside the iconic union square park, a place for centuries people have gathered for protests. there's a protest underwrway rit now against president-elect trump. already there is a block of .eople manyny, many pololice and barris preventing some of the pubublic from joining the protesest. we havave come in and now w we'e pointed lklk to people a about what t trumps amererica means to them. >> i from philadelphia. trump, america was stararting to shshow signs a aba more progressive vendors -- diversifieied america and many feel like at a place in ththis countrtry. with the trump p administration, makes me feel a bit more on edge about where i stand, my status,
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idespite my degree and position hold. i feel it is important to show my opposition against that polls -- against that. >> i am from new jersey. i'm a sophomore in h high schoo. as a persoson of color, it would negativevely affect m me and mof the people in my life. a friend i know what to high school on wednesday and people were saying racial slurs, reliligious slurs. it is definitely prevalent. >> i'm here with maximizing. we're hearing about abuses in ruraleople of color neighborhoods in the united states and that is a really dangerous sign. in new york, diversity is embraced, but you don't know what is going to happen, even in a progressive state like new york and we are really concerned
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that a trump administration is going to insight violence, hate, racism, and other dangerous policies which could affect a safe environment for parents to raise kids. >> you said you brought your son. what is your name? >> max. >> to people talk about president trump and the election at school? >> yes, sometimes. >> have you heard any one respond to the election where they -- what do they say? >> they said trump is going to start rolled war iii. >> did you make that sign? >> yeah. >> it t also says "protect kids from hate." what are you trying to say with your sign? >> trump infuses bigotry against minoritieses. >> h how does ththat make yoyoul this is similar signs and people saying they're also against
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bigotry? >> it feels like we have a louder voice in this. >> i live in flatbush, brooklyn. my sign on one side says "i love my muslim neighbors" and the other side says "i love my mexican neighbors." muslim areaheavily of mexican and latin american community. i just want them to know i love them. i am an ally. i'm watching anything that happens to them. if they need any support, they can come to me. >> have you had a chance to say that anyone direcectly and what waththat like. >> i have gotten a lot of hugs. even walking to the traded a, my neighbor -- even walking to the train today, my neighbor hugged me. we'rere on fifth avenue. we have walked o out of ioion square park at 1 14th street noh to 50 seven st were president-elect trump lives in ump towersrs. the hymie,e, a wall of police.
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behindnd the wall ofof police, a wa o of barricadades. behihind the barricades, a a waf tourists taking pictures. many said they were glad to see people taking to the streets. >> i am from los angeles. i stumbled into this crowd. what do you think as you see the signs and cvs people and here there chances -- chant? >> i have mixed feelings about it. he is our president. i did not want him, but he is our president. i think it is great that people are here and hopefully, he will pay attention. >> do you have any thoughts on what a donald trump presidency and d administrations gogoing to mean for you and for people in your life? lucky i if won't mean much of anything host up i am one of the lucky few. >> can youou elaborate?
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>> i'm a professional. i am virtually retired. i don't live on sosocial sececu. i amhat doesn't mean that for what he is for. you need t to understatand that. but i think it is v very frightening. >> m my name is s marcia. whatat brought m me out here toy is i have to protestst. i have to protest. i came out in 1957. >> as s a lesbian? >> i came out as a lesbian a and 1957 w when it was so bad t thay babashing was s a nationalal sp. i was throrown out ohigh schooo. i was 15 years old. i was told later had toto get ot of school or go to a a psychiatatrist. so idid, well, i i am not sick
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dodo not need d a doctor.. i left s school. they took i education away. this is what i it was like in te 1950's. i'm not going back. >> we have been asking people what steps they're taking to prepare for a future under president t trump. what steps are you taking is you are here with your girlfriend? >> we have been together almost 30 years. we having gotten married. it was like, wow, i'm glad we can, butut we just d did not bod b botr. now we're getting our marriage license next week and we are getting married while we can. ofon the founder and creator our group that goes into the committee of color where there isis a lot of police activivity. we d document police.e. wewe make sure they let the civilians know we arare documenting forr thehem so if ty have an issue or problem, we have it on a recording so it can help them out. >> you have been doing a lot of work already.
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what do you think ededs to happppen under president-elect trump's in administration moving forward? >> what i know is nowow trump alreadady talked aboutut richard using stop and frisk back into thee unity of color. if that happens,s, espeecially f giuliani is e elected as attorny general, we know that is going to happen so we are going after really be e out in bigig numbero show there is no way he can use ststop and frisk and away it iss used witithout violating peopl's constitutitional rights. >> a lot of people may not be familiar with rudy giuliani. you are familiar wiwith them. what do people need to know asas he may b be a member of presidit trump's cabinet t or perhaps evn appointeted attorneyey general? >> mayor giuliani was very aggressive when it came to quality of life issues. heeally swept up everything dealing g with peoplple using d.
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instead of giving them help, he was just locking them up. that is why the prison population rose up in hundreds of thousands. >> have you readad anyny reports beyond police behavior of civilians haharassing other civilians? > last night when i was arou, we were patrolllling times squa. we seen and witnessssed a groupf younung black teenagers being rarassed by ananother grououp of "n"ite teens callingng them the word and telling them theyey need t to go backck to africa. and if theyy wanted d to go baco africa, not toto worry, trump would send them there for free.. it was really crazazy. >> did you intetervene? >> we did intervene. we grabbed a groroup of the whie kids and said, we try to let them know this ain't worth getting in trouble because the simple fact is, this could escalate to something else. we kind of use psychology to try to push them a away from t the r
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crowd. we did not want an incident to happen. >> here we are on 56th street. there is basically a trump fortress in midtown manhattan.. even the people ththat live on these streets veve had to gogo throughh checkpoints in orordero go home. as people e wind it down, perhas they're going to events where people are making banners and art and d strategizing for thehe days ahehead. amy: and that was a report from new york. when we come back, we will bring you the protests of thousands of people here in marrakesh, morocco, during the beginning of the second week of the u.n. climate summit. stay with us. ♪ [music break]
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amy: democracy now!,, the war and peace report, i'm amy goodman, here marrakesh, morocco, the second week of the u.n. climate talks have just begun. the conference was jolted last week by the election of donald trump in the united states who has vowed to cancel the paris
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climate agreement and stop all payments of u.s. tax dollars to u.n. global warming programs." here in morocco france's , environment minister, segolene royal called donald trump's climate plan to be absolutely catastrophic. >> i think if such decisions are taken, it would be absolutely catastrophic. i dare t to believe that s such things are campapaign promimiseo please a certain electorate, which is not understood that global warming is a reality or to enter the oil and fossisil energy lobobbies. i i think that when he actually takes office, he will see that withdrawing from multilateral negotiation's and climate issues would weaken the united states will stop amy: on sunday, thousands of people marched here in the streets in marrakesh, morocco. democracy now! was covering that march.
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>> i am from morocco. we are here in morocco. it is november and it is very hot. you can say that in rural areas, it is worse. people don't have water, food. they cannot go to school. these are basic rights for each and every human. >> my name is godwin. i'm with friends of europe nigeria. >> why are you here today? >> we're here to make sure the voice of the people are heard. people are becoming voiceless. because their voices are not heard. we are here to ensure that 1.5 degrees of the paris accord must
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be adhered to. for historical responsibility. we are here to ensure that people's power, energy democracy is now. we want a system where we're moving away from fossil fuel dependency and move towards ,enewable energy alternatives which is are ready available. and a time to do it is now. the time to do it is now. the is why we say, leave community whole. >> we're here in morocco right now. could you talk about the impact climate change is a ready having on the people in africa? africa, it has to do with migration. change,use of climate
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of --is a cloud from all the scarcity is striving droves of people to become climate migrants. these issues are before this cop22. he hoped far-reaching agreements on commitments, we are part of the decisions that will be made in cop22. >> i am ben from the netherlands. re.iked he with the green party. i carried the flag here to support the environment movement. hereen you say you biked
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coming from your hotel this morning? >> know, from paris, france. it was like 3500 kilometers. it took me two months. it was a hell of a trip. if you really want to meet people in a country, i definitely recommend biking. you really see something outside of the tourist areas. >> why did you decide to buy care to the climate talks? the previous climate talks were in paris, so it was kind of tosymbolic to bike from cop21 cop22. >> i am from south africa. i am part of the women's delegation. inare here to participate
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calling our government and world leaders to take climate change seriously. amy: how does climate change affect south africa? >> it has displaced many people in terms of the land, in terms of the seas, in terms of the food that they want to grow. ish climate change, it impossible. from california. i am part of a delegation representing the invisible tryingto cop22, and also to bring some spiritual values. we believe some of the humanizing spiritual values of life are how we actually accomplish climate justice.
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amy: your thoughts on the election of donald trump? >> donald trump is distinguishable from the presidency in our countrtry. he is not america. he is also not able to cancel the paris agreement in terms of the united states. the paris agreement envisions what they call subnational bodies will have a big role in accomplishing the goals of the paris agreement. we believe that cities, regions, churches, smaller governments, smaller groups of people can actually accomplish at least 50% of the commitments that the united states has made to the paris agreement. before the deadline of 2020. i am from central virginia, charlottesville, in indian land. i am here as part of the of the scoble church delegation.
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-- episcopal church delegation. we're here to establish spiritual values as well as our activism because we believe we have to change hearts and minds and transform hearts and minds in order to transform the outward structures of power in this country. amy: you have just come from the united states. your thoughts on the election of donald trump? >> we're terrified. we know we can't rely on our government right now. he has are ready said he wants to back out of the paris agreements. i think this is an invitation for everyone back him, civil society, churches, people, organizations to rise up. we're the ones who have to protect this planet. we can no longer rely on the government to do it. with the us-based international focused ngo called corporate accountability international. we are here today because trump -- also feel
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corporations are taking over, policy making their fingerprints on everywhere. their derailing progress on climate. we cannot wait for progress. amy: what corporations are you most concerned about? >> exxon, shell, bp. as you know, we heard recently that exxon has known about climate change for decades and has been misleading people at andexpense of human lives the planet. what we want to see happen is governments band together to pass a policy again to one that has been passed in the tobacco control context that would prohibit the participation of transnational corporations and fossil fuel corporations and the climate context from participating in the policymaking process through their trade association and others. amy: your thoughts on the election of donald trump?
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he says climate change is a hoax and will pull out of the paris agreement. >> it is important for us to focus on what we can do. what we can do is call on the governments that are committed to this to continue taking action. the eu must continue to do its wer share to ensure that don't exceed 1.5 degrees. if the u.s. pulls out of these -- this process, we have to continue moving ford. we will come back to the u.s. when they are ready to deal with the reality. amy: your thoughts overall on donald trump? we are nonpartisan organization but donald trump or climate change is going to do very little. dark day to find out he was elected. >> i'm here with islamic belief, worldwide shared he to combat climate change. we're here to learn about how we can engage with other charities and other organizations and ngos. clearly, enough is not being done when we are on track for three degrees celsius
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temperature track and we need to keep it under 1.5 degrees celsius. amy: can you talk about your thoughts of donald trump is president of united states? >> it is shocking. i know everyone is scared, but all we can do -- i would not say the only thing we can -- what we have to do is hold our government to account. this isn't the end. you have to go back and lobby and attack anything you see as the center for gore racist within the processes we have also through democracy, not violent acts. if we do that, we are no better than the people who were voting for trump that was saying you should ban on muslims and build a wall. we should be building bridges, not a wall. democracy only starts at the wall. it is after that we have to hold our government accountable. a group forated friends of the earth. and paris and we are here, standing with impacted
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of people everywhere. that is important. we are bringing the messages of impacted peoples, whether it is the polluted areas of this land we're standing on or standing has where democracy now! done some amazing work. other coalfields in south the you forgot -- in south africa. we are raising the voices of impacted people throughout the world. amy: how important is the u.s. in this process where we come from? >> to be honest, as a global movement, having -- how we're going to engage with the u.s. the u.s. is always been a block on climate action for years and years. throughout the obama years as well, unfortunately. at this moment, we are already terrified of what is going to happen in terms of international climate action from the u.s., but also we are standing with communities in the u.s. were going to be threatened and are feeling threatened and fearful
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about their role in the world. the very first message we want to send them is the world stands with you. people of color, african-american communities, indigenous communities, first and foremost, we need to stand together and challenge the u.s.. if necessary, we need to isolate the u.s.. maybe you have some time to do that. amy: to talk more about the climate talks here in marrakesh and the significance of donald trump's election, we are joined by asad rehman. he leads friends of the earth's campaign for international action to prevent dangerous climate. he is based in britain. interestingly over the weekend leading brexit campaigner nigel , farage became the first foreign politician to visit donald trump at trump tower since his election. asad rehman, we will speak to more extensively tomorrow. but talk about the significance of a leading climate in iran the united states donald trump being elected. >> as we know, global tempter's increase of just one degree
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centigrade has led to have this arctic ice melting, killer drought impacting the lives of millions of people around the world. just before restarted these climate negotiations, the u.n. published reporting the target in the paris agreements are going to leave it to 3.5 degrees warming. in that context, climate denial has been one of the most oppositions. it is a major setback. we can't be a setback for the global world. ultimately, the united states and donald trump is one country and one president. the rest of the global community here cannot allow donald trump to poison these negotiations. neither can we allow the united states to slow down these negotiations the amy: is the u.s. pulls out, how much will that damage the peers agreement? to makee u.s. pulls out it take for years. ultimately, i think one of the -- initial impacts will be if the united states doesn't live up to its fair share of the time
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you finance. amy: and the significance of the brexit leader farage meeting with donald trump, the president-elect? >> is a sign of the world we live in that far right xenophobes and racists dominating the political narrative and many, many countries, not just the u.s. and the u.k. it is a sign that these people deny climate change want to slow down action, want to continue to protect the fossil fuel industry. we need more global solidarity, more coming together. these people are talking about building walls and fences. amy: asad rehman, this is part one of our conversation. come back tomorrow for part two. asad rehman, spokesman for friends of the earth international. quick correction, the mistrial of a police officer ray tensing shot send dubose in the head, killing him, not in the back. that does it for our broadcast. democracy now! is looking for feedback from people who appreciate the closed
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