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    Contra A Copa: The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup (Full Length)

    September 15, 2019


    [Applause] we’re coming off of a year of the biggest protest results ever seen some of the most aggressive [Applause] we’ve guys corruption financial waste all of the soccer hooligans are coming to descend on Brazil as well you’ve got a pissed off population it seems like a very very large powder keg yeah [Applause] in 2007 FIFA chose Brazil to host the World Cup Brazil it seemed like a brilliant idea hosting the World Cup in the most football frenetic country on the planet little did they expect that it would become the focus of some of the largest protests Brazil has seen in decades this masked civil uprising began in June of 2013 and it surprised even the most jaded Brazilians hundreds of thousands of people paralysed cities across the country over a 20 cent increase in bus fares the police response was brutal in the beginning elite military police units trained to pass by Rio slums were brought to quell demonstrators but the police violence drove more people into the streets for the first time anyone can recall that people began to lose their fear of the police the protests have been remarkable for another reason the public outrage bridged wide class differences in Brazil Rios college educated kids are fighting side by side with hardened protesters from the favela who have borne the brunt of Brazil’s brutal police force thanks to the World Cup they now have a common enemy FIFA the world governing body of football and the unbridled capitalism that it represents in exchange for hosting the World Cup FIFA demanded upgrades to Brazil’s infrastructure and internal security that is Eluned into the most expensive in football history some 15 billion dollars the government insists all of the spending is worth it yes Maria I are now at a masa policía militar a police is if you acquiesce a figure out my ship in Chile warmest regards parada with the Syrian civil war but achilles give you opportunity but the past year is shown the population is fellow this outrage can only be contained through a massive mobilization of troops 170,000 military and police are being deployed to secure the games new laws have granted the military and police special powers to arrest demonstrators in a country emerging from decades of military dictatorship FIFA and the World Cup have given the police and armed forces and new reason to flex their muscles team Brazil may do its magic during the World Cup but this is not about football anymore [Music] in Rio we joined probably the most peaceful protest of the year the annual marijuana March where everyone is too stoned to cause trouble we went there to meet up with Matias who has been filming the cast in the streets from day one last year he’s part of the movement and an activist in his own right not afraid to get his camera up in the face of the police hurling a beer can at a cop last year he was arrested but even that didn’t stop him from filming we headed to downtown Rio where one of the largest rides took place to get an insider’s perspective on what the demonstrations are really about rio de janeiro way of crossing the street now we begin with the the bus fare the mayor’s were real acted and assumed a they assumed office they raised it bus fares both real and some power you know and that got people really pissed off it’s like they’ve been trick and you know like so it sounds like politics man yeah it’s not about only twenty cents it’s about everything it’s about how quality of life is sucks in real and in some pound the big cities the big events such as the World Cup and the Olympics have part of it because people are seeing like how many money is spend it for the World Cup you know it’s already the most expensive World Cup of history and it’s all for people who don’t live here it’s all for the tourists exactly and it’s sad because the Brazilians are such fanatics to football and it’s just like the they’re missing the best of the body they hosting the party but they can’t be there yeah shut up Matthias is taking us to where one of the largest protests in Rio’s history took place last year most of the protests until then had been hidden from sight and confined to poor areas in the favelas but this uprising took place right in the middle of downtown Rio there was you know the protests going all over the country or something like oh my god this is the revolutions coming is the day I waited all my life you know [Applause] people torture the car down there I got the finally the chance to first time I seen a cab car burning and they don’t sport like in the American movies then explode no they just burn burn burn [Music] without expectation with the bits floating well it didn’t you didn’t get your action movie sequence yeah if the present team plays really bad you know like in the 2006 World Cup they suck it they played really bad you know if that happens again things can get out of contr because then I’ll the population will be pissed off with the Brazilian national team and they come on now there’s more like one week of these Gringo’s having party here you know that can be a frightening football and politics are so intertwined in Brazil that whether by accident or design the presidential elections always have in the same year as the World Cup the World Cup has been seen as a way for the government to boost its ratings and there’s an official view that Brazilians love for football will override all other problems hezonia do mundo de mundo a table protégée de Levante DDoS pesos Nena poem grande event Rashmi Candace’s Allison’s commissar disembark Ando Brazil us to reach disaster ystos de todo mundo comas Aria disembark a new Brazil moister Amazon Web ENT me – mais de fest locate the protest but events in Rio last year proved otherwise and could be an indication of what to expect during the World Cup in the city on June 30th 2013 undefeated Spain played Brazil in the Confederation Cup final at Maracana stadium in Rio this would be kind of a dry run for the World Cup 6,000 police were deployed around the stadium versus 1,200 protesters at 7:00 p.m. the match started and with just a minute and a half into the game Brazil got its first chance for an attack Fred number nine made an astonishing goal while lying down outside the stadium protestors played football with tear gas canisters the police engaged Molotov cocktail throwing protesters with rubber bullets tear gas and stun grenades Fred one of the best attackers in football said that he done a lot of good things laying down but never a goal full name on outside the right became more dramatic as the game continued reaching a violent climax as Brazil’s Neymar fired a second goal this left foot high above the goalkeeper Brazil pummeled Spain 3 to 0 defeating Spain’s record 29 game winning streak but this spectacular win wasn’t enough to keep protesters off the streets [Applause] [Music] [Applause] Rio de Janeiro is famous for its sprawling favelas there are 750 of these slums stacked up on the hills throughout the city migrants from the countryside seeking work built these favelas which have spread higher and higher into the mountains but over the years these slums have been taken over by drug traffickers and gangs the deepest resentment against the Brazilian government can be found in these neighborhoods holding what I do a more hateful you know thinking these will you take up the banner and aesthetically these vast slums like the Complexo do Alemao in the northern sector of Rio have long been neglected by the state for decades these places were left to rot basic services are non-existent and drug gangs have set up a parallel government but under the banner of security for the World Cup in the 2016 Olympic Games the government launched operations imposing military law and a de facto police state on a vast majority of Rio’s urban poor at the battalion headquarters of the Brazilian Army at complex Adama a major crew check insists the pacification efforts are not linked to the World Cup CSO Paris own Ella no es Pacifica para copa de Elif we visualize ah de para trás demise Saguna Sinisa rhe camara fundamental message Costa Dorada mio mio favela kilulu engineer the Thomson said Trinamool’s vvv Akina saheba pasa pasa por mucho Grande Jose denser distant image Clinton’s he gives us Tristana CG the abandon medicine practicum energy associates the police Emir to the main tones as well canister screaming walls eras in domine ninh domine ro aside a keeping with them the operation is currently going on right now Antonio Jeffersons my treated Jesus Jesus Evita Jackie Arizona which what was Roger set you gypsum on which we see the the cars the people looking for drugs broken for guns do you think that the aberration puts stress on the on the innocent people the people who aren’t criminals having a deal with the military in the police coming in to do this work a key a comunidade laughs Evo mucho tiempo de manera que los primeros in Tony stay si UD Sega yup watch a converse aquagenic you meadow GT Emma hey Talia Sunday poised do crimin was it on kompis our tempo no sons Serie C Medicaid esteem man Eve a key which tab stop residential don’t even ask for money – people the pacification program resembles nothing less than a full-blown military operation Rios hotspots presents some of the most challenging and dangerous terrain and Brazilian elite units are some of the most highly trained in urban warfare right now we’re at favela da Marais it’s a favelas situated in between two very important roads in Rio now for a long time a lot of the favelas in Rio were not under state control there were no police here at all they were controlled by gangs so the government has started occupying these spaces these neighborhoods to try and bring them back under their control right now we’ve got military here and once the military clean up the the neighborhood they’re gonna send in the military police and then the civilian police the civil police is a lead squad known as cote will be among the first to respond to any trouble during the World Cup cote spearheaded the pacification efforts of Complexo do Alemao an operation famous in Brazil for being one of the deadliest my stylist NASA buzz akima who from marcus operators on Friday I had to model complex Dalia mom and I say keep for a premiere keeping track na kijiye no complex circuit okay but kinda CJ fair walking around the police headquarters it’s apparent that the World Cup has been a windfall for the police and the private security business some Calabrian da de nos Damon hotels so the pro corona mark is here yeah it’s the bank that’s anyone luckily chewy that’s area of the San Bernardino si an Oscar Aubrey and add th kostroma ant Ranas comunidades a aqui en Casa give ear as Marcus quasi a natural V those columns if you come before I didn’t hear a breezeway key in cash offers you a secure version of an alkali all blended much more like a lot a mountain so washed away [Music] [Music] [Music] in Thomas a samosa favelas moolaade a rich Frieder to ossify felt appreciated Apollo’s rapid operation as Ducati tourists explore kapa quality rau French but programmatic decima sobre el some scam with Ezra’s estimate preocupado que está cuidando yeah he’s no per se que te Tony Stevo cuidado de bata hace para la ciudad en contra for example a key staging Escondido Leo’s conjured a key a woman’s vanity quadrant eh Sampson bein straight eternity reproduce de todo se Shippuden be a change in contra [Applause] conseguir a key advantage of in entrando por aqui press coming disparage the Summa to the PDO change detect owners favelas mistress praça you ever ever had to jump down this is easy yeah yeah [Applause] [Laughter] while the fake favela was cool we wanted to hear what the cops do in the real favelas Rio’s elite police units are notoriously trigger-happy every year officers kill about 1300 people a vast majority of them are poor and black inhabitants of the favelas thousands have also been disappeared we’re on our way to favela Hasina to meet with the wife of a man who is disappeared by the police last year his name was on a real dough and his story has resonated with many of the protesters in Brazil his mysterious disappearance the hands of the police call up memories of Brazil’s military dictatorship pets can you tell me what kind of person I’m a real dough is like I’m a developer swaboda la comunidad Nasiri creatinine KCl at aerospace Osheaga Sima de Falla becchi nada de Mario de Falla nada a police Amato so new cosmo es mio capo Trafficante marta mo stroke or police Almaty so me in Tabasco estados de minimis comunidade pocketed raka bo-boogie push public action movie LaVon de marido oh no very important education shigeki de nasi gonna set up a pair mio marito antibody for etomidate OPP vo go Bonilla apparel fritto paper mill marriages yo como si ma de patrasche Yoko Paris principal Nelson Sessler Selma Mario porque se no Abbas a fa la cerveza por la casa umoja viva la première family bearing American tinnitus Eva Braga’s calamari okay image image emerges a policy I if I come in size of a proper associa community room [Applause] AHA sentai Oh jeepers I’m assuming the contest chemical protest o mundo – away AHA synthetic Apache low over to me I’m a real dose case through even more people into the streets to join the protests as it fueled the fire of an already volatile population Brazilians have had enough of the brutal police tactics and they refused to be controlled again by a military police state [Applause] [Music] in order to host the World Cup FIFA demanded that Brazil go through a huge makeover in terms of security and infrastructure on the ground in Rio this translated into a war against drug gangs but really it was part of a larger war against the disaffected population in the favelas but the favelas fought back killing officers and even shooting down a police helicopter in the North Zone of Rio just four kilometers from the World Cup Stadium 8,000 families occupied an abandoned telecommunications building when it came time to clear the mountain April this year to make way for the games the streets erupted in violence there will be no cup has become a rallying cry across the country resonating especially loudly from within these favelas [Applause] and each summary execution at the hands of the police has stoked more hatred towards the government and its grand plans for the rich [Applause] it seems the government’s only response to this public anger has been to use more force we went to a hillside slum called favela Haseeno one of the largest in rio to see how things have changed since the police gained control two and a half years ago pacified in november of 2011 favela hosseini is now under 24-hour police surveillance the omission was l feel so happy create a favela Coliseum automatically cheer someone can I try the Horde wish to Akira what’s up over safe woman I perceive I was in severe we have flex this project to do we study monitory by the scope is constant are so might ancient ceremony Colorado felafel years [Music] so I’ve been walking around for village aho see Nia being shown around being shown what’s been happening since the pacification and we met a young man who doesn’t want to be named he’s part of the gangs and he’s going to tell us what’s going on so how do you and people live in the favelas feel about the World Cup wha-wha Patek or metabones in Brazil myself II support my fajitas before publication Sandeep usually down of a cervical panettone multi-person today’s n operating vagabond area commercial annexed to defected Camerata Papa Brazil face passage my interceptor compassion for mr. Theodore will be tied to Germany compass on tourism grab them film I did not who are you taking a photo he made shale rock other people in France a fantasy the symbolic on by this grand conditional but they are cotton physicians philosophically instead of investing in basic infrastructure like plumbing in hospitals it seems like the only money the government is spending in the favelas is on cameras to monitor the poor and make sure they don’t break the law so how do you guys feel with cameras being put up everywhere Carlo keep a certain opinion is marriage gvg a personal leave Donaire a specific centralized dodgy being Vegeta bra Andre beneficial this will decide okay beer point sixty of the 140 I wanna see for few more about size nonprofit John Hoover idea chromatography shuttle may do or in venture Carmela see successes imagine proper proper box please please Armani it in under engine you put Louisiana prosecute this way mm-hmm Mukesh don’t wash you see monitory profound sake for example dr. Braga we wonder who is actually watching all these cameras so we went with Matthias to find out what was behind all this Big Brother style monitoring we are going to the CIC see with the central command center command Center for real is that they have all the cameras the monitors everything they have how the ages is that the military police the city police etc for years I hope to get in press it but at the same time I hope not to get impressed because if I get impressed that means they’re really watching us and that’s not cool talking driving around Rio with Matias is always an adventure if we’re not getting lost we’re running out of fuel or both I just hope we don’t get out of flow in the parking lot of the of that next door to a circus school the command and control center is a brand new real-time intelligence and surveillance facility built for the World Cup it cost the government almost fifty million dollars to complete and is the central hub for all surveillance throughout the city few of Rio’s residents know this facility even exists it’s so new that getting to its parking lot means an axle breaking drive over the sidewalk drive over the sidewalk to get into the parking lot and they’re not supposed to do that right okay they got the government so mums car didn’t get hurt the command and control center is part of an ambitious plan to harness the power of big data and is headed by officials from the military police our first out the server room Josh cam is not into it data bytes so say he stung call economize Sam III in Tutera bytes now salah considerable is on the command and control center was built up to deal with the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics but it’s also provided the government a powerful new tool to watch over the most troublesome favelas which surround the world cup stadium security no certain tastes amazing Hadas song fill destroys a bazooka complex dailymotion values this community I travel a silver Lance a shaved monkey so to reach that if they are akhada moon la liga instead of animation sow yes Dada so it starts on them sunfish village which policy I shall oh goodness trees never intentionally garnish it with some Pradesh Bashar evolution SSR what did you mail yes mbm ideas in mind with every part that police donna massive cost sampling of manifested sound really popped entire by my consumer the man officials so what is a key down almost to Brazil keep encouraging the regime the center is part of a larger plan to keep tabs on protests and a move that’s been met with widespread popular resistance the Brazilian government has tried to pass a new anti-terror law that would make protests illegal the law would allow fifteen to thirty year sentences for people inciting civil unrest like many Latin American countries Brazil has no anti-terror legislation because such laws were heavily abused during the military dictatorship which ended less than 20 years ago Brazilians refused to let the military regain control of the country and more and more citizens are now taking their anger into the streets [Music] Rio’s favelas may now be under police control but little has changed for residents criminal gangs may be temporarily silenced but now some police have taken their place skimming money and enforcing the right to do so some police are now shaking down businesses here from the providers of basic services like health care water electricity to the owners of food stands bars and nightclubs like this in the southern Rio slum known as favela Pacheco [Music] we’re in the south side of Rio which is a big wealthier and since the pacification of the favelas gentrification has started happening here now these trees parties they were free so the poor people would always come and party and the rich people were welcome saved by drugs but now that you’ve got to pay to come in these clubs the wealthy people are here but the poor people have been left out it’s not just getting into the club that now costs more but prices are soaring on assess ”tis like food transportation rent and what hits hardest for brazilians the cost in football matches we went to see how this plays out in Rio’s newly refurbished Maracana stadium the match was between two Oreos oldest teams Flamengo and luminance [Music] my ambush the biggest dam in Brazil while fulminated other team go to the overclass after the film resume the second goal they they started chanting silence in the favela sighs the favela the state people shut up you’ve got the rich people actually shut up do you think any of these people are gonna make it to the World Cup or do you think it’ll be too expensive the thing is I like $500 not only can most not afford to attend the games but Brazilian vendors can’t even profit from all the money that’s coming in from tourists to accommodate FIFA’s requests Brazil overturned a decade-long ban on beer sales inside stadiums while at the same time canning beer sales within a two kilometre radius from where the games are being held further shutting out working-class Brazilians who make their living selling here outside the matches out the government propaganda about the World Cup was out you could have bring lots of money and jobs to the country but as it approached we are seen as quite different they don’t don’t this out is poking laughter no standing by outside here when there is going to be their users games here they won’t be allowed there will be like two kilometers for their probably selling beer for the protesters the ot1 Milka Milka dad or the Commission to Dubai who gave a shitty here Janu had magic no hi nobody listen up you FIFA that’s what they’re saying here in this sprawling encampment in Sao Paulo not far from one of the gleaming new World Cup stadiums so right now we’re at the people’s cup camp it’s a huge camp of over 4,000 families that are here protesting and we’re gonna be showed around by an organizer Ejim Milson he’s it take us into the camp he or she assists are you a chief economist a Kiana peaceful gentle movement this was we’ve done that finally Kano food well we stopped here in the middle of the camp we’ve got a fire going so we’re gonna ask the locals here what they think about the world cup ouple Munda yellow girl made a difficult idea Vado Castle dead on a trajectory from Gaston me no initiative target for Delia Dharmaraja way to Casa the pro tip about fight bralla arco opposite yet approach / – it’s my dollar to buy a beautiful aesthetic open to hit the target them but the government is determined to show Brazil is ready and able to host the games and will use any necessary force to make sure things go according to plan the erosion exactamente pathologist to be affected with the eye recently she have the procedure wasn’t that official fans laugh this exercise shows how they would remove a single protester but there will most likely be tens of thousands with teachers security guards bus drivers trash collectors and even police themselves threatening to strike and shut down Brazil cities during the tournament the competition to host the World Cup is often as hard fought as the tournament itself that’s because the chosen host gets a chance to show off to the world what it’s capable of the Brazilian government has seized the opportunity to show that it’s arrived as a top global economic power but it’s not just the government and gets a chance to tell its story the people do – including those who don’t typically get a voice at home let alone abroad that’s gone oh I see you have one breakfast item any attention yeah it’s of having to come to change buzzer sound and now that the games have started they’re going to make sure they’re heard loud and clear [Applause] [Music]

    Trump voter: We’ve got a crazy man driving the train
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    Trump voter: We’ve got a crazy man driving the train

    September 10, 2019


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    Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation
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    Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation

    August 12, 2019


    this mine been here enough enough at digging enough for ruining Mother Earth enough for ruining the skies enough of that I feel for my mom she fought for her land this time and she’s still going I stand on opposition to this service our earth was being violated our very life is being violated there needs to be a line drawn and the rez dirt the southwestern united states as we know it is a feat of modern engineering with some of the fastest growing cities in the country from Las Vegas to Phoenix to Los Angeles we’ve managed to manufacture urban oasis in the middle of the desert but this growth comes at a price for more than half a century these cities have drawn a great deal of their energy resources from one place the Navajo Nation for the last six decades the Navajo Nation the largest Native American reservation which spans three states has been mined for its coal reserves powering much of the southwest and profiting some of the largest energy companies in the world but for the people living here coal has been a mixed blessing so behind me as far as I can see are these hills of black and that’s all coal and it’s hard to begin to fathom what it’s doing to the environment out here just kind of laying out in the open my dad my mom everybody still used to walk up here and we just see everybody working here with a big old US coal mine you know like a dust flying all over the place people don’t even know that there’s you know you can get you your health or anything like that and my grandma everybody says to say man I think they’re coming this way you gonna keep digging they’re gonna keep digging until they get to my house Joe Allen grew up here and has seen how the continuous blasting and excavating has devastated the land how is the environment around here change since you were young seems like everything is just dying out here everything just dying and is it because of the mind I think it’s because of the mind yeah and everything is being ruined they don’t care about people living on that land we grew up right here this area here and that’s smoke right there you can feel all the ashes coming down like like snow sometime when when I was a little kid and I used to say hey grandma is snowing over here look at that and says nope that’s all the stuff they burn off the power plant over here the four-corners power plant is one of the largest and dirtiest of the 633 coal-fired power plants in the country its views toxic mercury emissions into the air and dumps dangerous coal waste into the nearby storage ponds okay right here is a pond the fly ash that they have that fly ash been sitting there for it’s probably about 30 or 40 years it’s been there that’s not safe right here and they said that some of this stuff was seep into the ground and goes in the water so it’s a pond filled with this ash that has potential toxic chemicals in it yes and it’s lying right out here in the open mm-hmm because the way sits and online pits in the ground there’s very little to stop it from contaminating nearby rivers and drinking water sources harmful levels of lead copper and mercury have been found in the nearby Chaco River which flows into the San Juan River Basin it seems like there were a lot of people living pretty close to the mine and to the plant did anybody suffer from any health effects yes yes asthma eye problem are you concerned about it oh i’m concerned about everything i’m concerned about that smoke I’m concerned about that power plant and I’m concerned about that pond air and I’m concerned about the land that they ruined in the sky why burn this they’ve got dollar signs under hit yes and hey we need to get that money the coal is also the biggest employer on the reservation where the unemployment rate hovers somewhere between 40 and 60 percent so many work at the mines despite the damaging effects on their health built up a gay worked at the cayenne Tomine for 22 years now he has black lung a terminal respiratory illness caused by long-term exposure to coal dust I didn’t teacher sit or dude oh hey Jake it is a hot day the deficit at a chica it seems like coal mining isn’t going away anytime soon how do you feel about your future and the future of others in this community hey a day says the kid a Squealer sighs you’d be el que todo de nada the Fox Antonis look II noticed mr. Lindy was accredited your loan in 2013 one of the mines on the Navajo Nation threatened to shut down putting the local economy and nearly a thousand jobs at risk so the tribe elected to buy the mine to keep it running the decision was a controversial one many in the community were angry at tribal leadership for making the purchase I call the score the company is fun and the Navajo Nation is Sara you cannot let us know this was gone tribal elder Dwayne chili Ozzie has been one of the most vocal advocates against the purchase of the mine how has coal affected this community coal has been very significant in our community history the positive impact of coal in terms of the livelihood that it provides is only for a small number of the people whereas all of us continue to suffer the environmental consequences of coal mining and coal burning what are your thoughts about the purchase of the mine it was a bad deal the coal mining company was able to put into the contract that they would not be held liable for any liability past present or future and for them to be free and clear stupidity of the highest order how about the economic future this purchase was made to secure financial stability it seems like do you think that that’s viable in the years to come the nomination didn’t have 85 million dollars to to to write a check for the coal mine purchase and the arrangement is the company is fronting that money and it still remains a mystery as to what the the interest rate is on that that’s something that that’s so confidential that we still do not know about our tribal leadership has been negligent they have not protected our interests this isn’t the first shady coal dealing for the Navajo Nation a deal made on Black Mesa the site of the largest known coal deposit in the country has haunted the tribe since its signing in the 1950s a lawyer named John Boyden appointed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs set up a deal to open Black Mesa for mining he also just happened to be on the payroll of a coal company Peabody Energy who then set up one to the largest coal strip mining operations in the country all the coal that was mined was transported in what was the only coal slurry pipeline in the u.s. which used billions of gallons of water a year from Black Mesa aquifer the sole drinking water source in the area today Black Mesa is dry residents have to travel great distances to water pumps like this one Mary is filling up for her mother who lives over an hour away so is there no water where you live on the Mesa there’s no water we had to haul water for ourselves for our animals how long has there been no water where you live for years the slurry line takes so much water with coal going into that pipe and all the springs the spring water there they’re dried out it causes too much but we’re hanging in there I know a life is hard I feel for my mom I know she’s getting old she’s she’s 92 years old and she’s so strong she fought for her land this time and she’s still going she’s just strong strong lady over the past several years Peabody has tried to expand its mining operations but a few holdout stand in their way Mary’s mom 92 year old Rena Lane is one of the last resistors of the expansion on Black Mesa Rena’s been told she’s trespassing on our own land but refuses to back down when one day her sheep cross into the contested area rangers paid her a visit Koko’s attended that mm-hmm and that’s a love she has on again yes it’s no I don’t know at age 100 this alluring I sure Tasha nuts interceding and essentially with the city by not focusing yaga yaga stun Julian Allah your disguise no no I don’t get bored indecision that’s when she had her bone fracture on her collar and they told her that they weren’t it go to jail and then they won’t come back and take take her animals the next day do you think this happened because they want you off the land they should Benigno that you oh yeah shared tthe lucky banana I should tell you they’ll get this shot oh you or the dish shut the joke witnesses ashamed job because the G double cut no side of a carton a studio but cut across securedoc home wash alone he was cheap in Judah other than that you know that bent the huddle in over 12,000 people have been displaced since coal mining began on the Navajo Nation making it one of the largest removals of Native Americans since the 19th century while there’s talk of coal production decreasing the reality is that it’s an energy source will be dependent on for decades to come so for the time being millions of tons of coal will continue to be extracted and burned here providing cheap electricity at a high cost