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you know. taking us back to the domine to explain why the camp was clear. and this is something i wasn't expecting. a motorway service station transformed by those refusing the government camps. the services allow them to stay but that the same time doing good business charging them for showers. now is 100 versts change the players are too so we're full of chance and no no one now only me. can you show us a bit how it looked like at the tricks. so refugees tense all this place here right this one venue ice like full of dance. these tracks are the most important tools from greasy ports a crucial way for local companies and multinationals to get their goods into the
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heart of fuel. there's a train coming. so when the tents were here at this place there were no trains coming but yeah because. there is not. they're trying many times to bring the 3. the refugees represented the problem. free of goods and products there is a ministry here. and you see there. the tribes with many were told that your your. children. when you open the border. so you're blocking the trains deliberately you know that if you are blocking the way. you will and the
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greeks say they will start to react. the greek train company oil seed told us they couldn't move goods for $75.00 days costing them $20000000.00 in lost shipping. i think is the best metaphor for what's happening in europe today in the sense that people refugees who are fleeing from war and from war zones such as syria but also going to stand in iraq became a problem why because we're at the train track and they were blocking the train tracks. so it became a problem for for the for a sions for also other countries not only greece because this way was blocked so on the one hand what you can see is the. refugees don't have the rights to move freely on the other hand towards can move freely as far and as much as they want.
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but greece is subject to forces beyond its control. to global financial crash reveals that greece has taken out a mountain of loans from european banks. at the urging of european leaders europe's financial institutions gave greece the biggest lonely in history. and most of that money flowed straight back to the mainly french and german banks who kept encourage them to borrow. but the loan conditions required extreme osteria to state spending cuts so severe that the economy shrank by a quarter of unemployment reached 27 percent prompting a huge rises was. another condition was must privatisation of all free. today the strategic really important port. it is one of the most important ports in the mediterranean and 3 simply the greek government has sold 67 percent of the shares to a chinese company called. the docks are quiet today the sell off has prompted
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a better with the unions they say the troika of the international monetary fund the european central bank and the european commission are experimenting with a new kind of privatization. you would strike over the coming of the 20 days today were turned if they strike. the very going where going to trade unionists and me thinking since it's an international you know trying to use me think they very much interested thing the paper they say sure then that is news stream and these 2 boards which is quite unusual and since they are private i say even the port authority or at least city it's fish features on the part of your knowing that this is the vietnam war getting their forecast for the sort of the headquarters and it will be privatized the day after and this building we've been given to the costco. because costco doesn't recognize unions the
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doctors fear they will go from being skilled employees with secure jobs to temporary workers with no rights. can you explain what is the difference between the working conditions if the part of peters which is still old baby creek state park which is already all very forceful they are using a complex system of suffering thoughtless so there is no direct employment by costco. and precarious employment that means they work. 1215 days a month so there is no stable job for them there is no set in schemes of training professional or training show why there are frequent. action then saying mr we know this maybe also this more that we subcontracting expanded to other ports in europe the last 6 years greece is an experiment for adroit kind in the liberal policies. what they are tasting here they tried to export it in other countries in
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the european union. what we have seen in court today was that the biggest historical achievements of the european project. such as collective bargaining such a trade union organizing minimal wages all of this is actually disintegrating. many blame the chinese company cost but i'm meeting former greek finance minister yanis varoufakis who has passed punishing inside information about europe's part in the deal. seems this is not working. yeah this is. amongst the 1st things i did in the ministry they one day 2 was
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to embark upon a. kind of silent negotiation with the chinese authorities and with the costco c.e.o. and we agreed to collective bargaining and were allowing trade unions to present workers for other board if they were given the rest of the court secondly they agreed on a spectacular investment program of anything between 25300000000 euros within 18 months that would have been a fantastic injection of capital of activity of jobs in the port of the us and finally most importantly they would prepared the chinese government to contribute to contribute to purchase a bond a new bond that we would issue as a minister of finance up to 10000000000 so frankly that would help us with it down to the markets and create effective a signal to the rest of the world that this is back now i thought there was
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a very good deed and guess what happened. there was a telephone call from berlin to beijing saying keep off greece while you were negotiating with them and all deals were off because of course china is not going to jeopardize its relationship with the heart of europe. in order to seal a deal with us currently the greek government is selling 67 percent of the part of the nose and under your deal it was supposed to be $51.00 right yes all those things that we had negotiated the dragon made sure that we're not part of the deal just not want any european body from a country to even be to begin to imagine that if they voted people like us in they would get a better deal even for one person. although hugely important for greece is only a tiny part of the 35 year program of privatization across europe. sectors like railways energy paused banking and airlines were all part of the one trillion
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dollars of public assets private tases $98.00. was the united kingdom under margaret thatcher that led the charge for privatisation in europe. david hall has been studying the impact of it for over 30 years privatisation supposedly reduces prizes improve service and so on what has your experience and your studies show it doesn't reduce prices and it usually doesn't improve services and in many cases it services worse. that's the basis on which prostrations always sold but immediately people have experience of products is almost the 1st thing that happens is that prices go up prices go up because the private companies are taken over or in the
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business of restructuring it to generate. returns that the. the public company didn't care. which might explain why it's usually made it popular resistance but it's almost always forced through when you tell us well taking the referendum where clause promoting water privatization the government try to reintroduce that i left that water utilities in private. why the thing that most of the governments in europe but also in latin america and the states still stick to this kind of economic model privatizations are seen as an easy way of getting large amounts of money into government so you can use it either true or to reduce taxes and that's half actually used and that's how again the going governments do it and that's how for example countries like greece are being instructed to use it by the i.m.f. this is this is this is the core purpose of privatization and a great concept system generate revenue to reduce the debt. and once
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something is in private hands it is at the risk of takeover by larger often foreign companies. i mean romania there recently protested against water and held privatization but nothing seems to get them as worked up as their forests. being handed back to private owners they've been heavily exploited by international investment firms and european would processing companies. on the border to be transferred way and yet he's one of the forest that has been decimated. it's be replaceable according to the lawyer representing forest owners who may now have the last intact through a forest landscape where the man has nothing to envy and least for a start. today are they are not protected. how far away is it actually one hour or depend on. their old one hour and
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a half day legal clear cutting mainly happens. in remote places high up in the mountains. romania was a colony of the i was through a real empire and now is the 2nd poorest country in the you get with you again it will depend for your project. their relative poverty means cutting gangs can exploit forest country can't afford to protect. the sea well he's known for it oh yeah you see it. here you can walk so this is it finally and. from here we don't see it.
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it's bigger and it's what we can see here is completely illegal alrighty usually you are not allowed to cart to more than 300 forests you cut and how big is this approximately. 15200 pictures of forest and tired are gone and you know we need it now they are still cutting it they cut to every day since when did this start and what is the scale of this clear cutting in romania the big one it's beginning after 20022003. that was the moment when there's power for kompany or ponder force factorial. in our back onto the austrian company whole stench by hole for our now romania's largess with processor. they don't cut the woods themselves but they're able to offer
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a relative fortune to those who will mostly this clearcuts done by people in the gang. these forest forged documents and when they reached their factory they had some documents to show them that into to respect any law. but at the factory some didn't even need forged documents. their own mental investigation agency posed as a cutting gang willing to ignore the law something that didn't present a problem for michael a little bit concerns me is rigidity the value in that we have to reduce or be your piece not what we get it from from our side. you decide what you want us to do. we asked her for an interview but they declined so we turned to chance a green activist who has been. one
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of their employees a manager has admitted that if they're on at full capacity there's no place for other processes on the market can you tell us once they end up in this factory where do they go this sawmill is actually slicing up the logs they make planks out of it and then they exported worldwide be to china japan arab countries even usa it's a world market a main problem is the fact that there's not much left for us to add to devalue what happens somewhere douse the jobs. happen so to say somewhat as all of these exploitation of nature is happening in romania but nothing stays here it actually goes to other countries right yeah you stay in this in this vicious circle ok of
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selling more and more resources at the price that is being. created or fixed somewhere else outside of your country and yet you stay in a dependency of those busy who want to buy your resources. and you destroy your nature and you destroy your livelihood. this makes me wonder whether we can speak about a new kind of relationship which is very similar to the relationship which we had during dollars through gania one of. you have the emperor you have western europe also in companies german companies french companies for cutting forests all around the mania in the for the of the european union and then they are importing them back to europe. and the empire is using the natural resources not only for us but health care system education water and they are expecting to well you know in order to sort the sense of. so could we say that europe is actually polarizing itself.
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his steps our modern day explorer discovers the descending distance echoes of most worlds and the reminder of what and who survives history. marco polo on al-jazeera. i'm i am going on than a quick look at headlines now iran has summoned the u.k.'s ambassador in tehran over what it calls the illegal seizure of an oil tanker earlier on thursday version's royal navy seized the iranian vessel off the coast of japan alter the u.k. says the ship was bringing oil to syria in breach of u. e.u. sanctions the iranian foreign ministry has called the move destructive spain's
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foreign minister says the operation was carried out as a u.s. request to run into trouble morse quote he didn't do naturally we were aware of the operation police patrol boats were guarding the area but we are studying the circumstances in which it happened and it was a demand by the united states to the united kingdom we're looking into how it affects our sovereignty because it happened in what we understand a spanish waters. new details of emerged about the attack on a migrant detention center in libya the u.n. is saying it was hit by 2 as strikes and there are reports of guards shot at refugees and migrants who were trying to escape to the bombing the ministry of justice in tripoli saying 60 people are now confirmed dead in tuesday's strikes 77 are injured the u.n. recognize government says while 25 to us forces are to blame but have to reject that allegation. meanwhile off the coast of tunisia 83 people are feared dead after a boat capsized in the mediterranean late on wednesday evening the boat was making
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the perilous crossing from north africa to southern europe 4 people were rescued but one later died in hospital people across you don are out on the streets once again demanding a return to a civilian government. and it comes as talks are expected to resume for a 2nd day between the opposition and the military genter negotiations collapsed a month ago after security forces raided a city in process killing at least $100.00 people protesters also demanding accountability for those deaths the army seize power from longtime president of model bashir almost 3 months ago after weeks of protests against his rule and who see rebels in yemen say they have carried out drone attacks on jews on and airports in saudi arabia rebel group claims all flights have been halted no there's been no immediate confirmation from the kingdom on this will stay across all of that and bring you more on our top stories at the trial 100 genies hour i will see you in
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about 25 minutes time to say with al-jazeera europe's forbidden colony now continues.
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2 2 2 2 2 in part one we saw how the richest countries are extracting the resources of smaller countries like greece and romania in what could be described as a colonial when it's quite interesting to look at globalization the late 19th century. where you go to very similar pic or. british french german. companies. investing around the world.
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just as then the companies buying up the sectors have close links to the state like energy. owned by the french government. and what in full on by sweden but it's not limited to just european companies and governments europe is also facilitating a colonization by larger forces. sociologists. says fine and the abstract idea of making money from money is the real power in the world today. one way in which i would put it is that we're really dealing with with a period that is dominated by a large of extract that is not the language they use it sounds much better if you say privatization and deregulation that's sounds like such a intelligent and and sober way to go about it when you say finance google and all kinds of other sectors are extract sect. that doesn't
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feel so good it feels like something is getting taken out of the financial system it might as well be mining it has to go into other sectors and extract what makes it particularly dangerous unlike say more traditional forms of investment and corporate is that it can extract. not just from the very rich but from anything including very modest step. yet even dogs who once reported the free market are worried. you know central the old also from gary in the empire former politician gosh but how much campaign for hunger is transition from communism to the free market. that he was 40 fight when that led to millions losing their jobs he puts this recent trend into historical context but the. the so this is the same continent as him
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without responsibility without the political project without the royal navy without the reduced raj without introducing this some doubt this is just sheer economic and barely growth force being applied. without any kind of responsibility and any kind of. idea about economy future whatever to the weak a conscience so basically i mean this is going to force them only listen because call only ways in many ways twice this is a politics of totally responsible it's cheating everything and everybody in the same manner maximizing profits and neglecting strategy. and you know this is not the code you know corrupt company or a little general motors or the old standard oil that had some sort of policy that
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had some sort of construction that has been you know threshed out of the political authorities and so on so forth these companies today didn't have any policy not even a wrong one not even the evil one they just want they just want the money. much of that money flows through the city of london europe's biggest financial center. but how long london will retain that position is i'm not his britain wall today in the referendum to leave the e.u. in june 2016. this utterly stunned the british and european establishment who blamed it on the economic losers who they say are also in a fog. but britain was also the pioneer of privatisation in europe especially in places like poor tolbert in wales . the last surviving blast furnace of britain's once mighty steel industry this facility was sold off in the eighty's and is now owned by the indian giant.
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periodical trade into pose so i wonder is it really immigration or economics behind briggs. you know immigration is not just a case of thank heaven i would say can i want jobs are jobs that they've taken because people don't want to him anymore farmers will tell you our farmers cannot get people to go into a field and pick pick sprouts or whatever it might be just because we come out of europe doesn't mean to say you know solve the problem because if you still can't get people to pick the. water pick the fruits then you know that people into doing . what is the importance and significance of the steel factory. and how it all could change if it falls out of what we the ethics on ordinary citizens or families or so i want to help or child or push to risk all the other downstream suppliers that we've got you know we don't trust road which is 50 mile down the
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road that has every single heins team in this country origination ports over and is then tend in trust to the effect in the economy if you will of sense when this would be symbiotic if anything happened here the knock on effect. you corner shops headdresses. says the people you build. all these people rely on because the people who look at your feet. remain. on the referendum. i'll be honest i am very disillusioned with. the. harlem entry processes that go on stage where. the closely just turn me off completely off i walk into walked. into t.t. to play a bit where you know i think. shop i'd like to show that's where i.
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am for change as much as and there are deprived areas around here. and people have nothing to lose. so it isn't the immigration they're angry about but the colonial style extraction britain has practiced on itself for 35 years the efforts of which are all of us in mark's hometown of tredegar which lost its steel mill in 2013. and all of this is now both permanent i don't know this but what was it before. it was going to see the far right things in a laundromat he was and how is this connected with the steel works because this is sansa i mean last 2 years people can't afford to buy the product so use the same system because now if you look around you see if i take away the task that.
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this is the kind of place supposedly full of hatred for immigrants but it seems that resentment of foreigners has little to do with their anger at the e.u. in the pub i find out what the issue really is prepared for an economics lesson well styled. in a sort of new low new liberal economic model full employment is now not of vital importance it's fatal to communities like this where full employment and and industry were so important and the result is poverty crime and. and the only research in inequalities in which the neo litany are liberal never has or has cause one major issue for change you've got companies who are bigger than countries so we've got a choice for that crossroads jew except that we're going down a road of this neo liberalism the neo liberalism is a myth of global corporations which then start to rule the world or we're going to
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start going well actually no i can't be allowed to what we got to get back to is assets that a british assets that the french assets the german a controlled by those states know the biggest freight. company in this country is germany all our water companies or electrical cars in the east are all foreign surely that can't be right their finger after a break ok want to be. open to the dangers of globalization nearly burst a wall or big companies will still be hearing you have the opportunity for exploitation that's the way same with the arena where right this would really make a big big difference because they control it whatever. how can this colonial process of dispossession be taking place in such a massive scale without becoming headline news. well this 21st century
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colonialism doesn't ride into town waving a national flag he just seems to happen. but it's actually the result of institutions and rules designed to be shipped and. i'm going to try and unravel this beginning at the port of call if you're going to hurt. the so-called. triangle . which is a refugee camp in. jungle is home to those trying to cross the 20 miles of sea between here and britain i was sitting between the french government's regular attempts to clear it at a time when it's still growing. you can still see 3000 people here who are in a kind of limbaugh people from syria afghanistan africa iraq and all those countries from war zones on the other hand everything is being done to preserve the flea floating off. to your eternal connects britain to europe and covers over $100000000000.00 of trade
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a year. junkie is the director of public affairs. so the more the channel tunnel carries a loss high value the perishable the just in time components for manufacturing the express deliveries the internet retail so companies can actually manage their stock in a constantly moving process that saves them from having warehousing saves them enormous costs and it means that they can have these integrated businesses that operate across the whole of europe. the pole area after the 5 kilometers is like this. previously we had to the boundary fence sort of thing you see around any factory or any industrial site then. people started to try and break down the fences so the answer was increased the caller says these are the standard high security fences a very difficult part a very different crime so we now have
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a very sophisticated fencing and surveillance operation. and since october last year we've had no disruption from the migrant crisis so what about the refugees who came from syria from you know many from greece who are actually also trying justify the better life there fiji problem is something which is a geopolitical issue so we're we're company in the business that operates between folks in cali we're not we don't have a role a major role in solving the refugee crisis that's for governments international institutions to move to manage we have a role a responsibility to our customers to our shareholders to our own staff and to anybody who's on our side. euro tunnel security is now a seamless operation involving french and u.k. forces a relationship established only after the company sued the government in a special for putting forth over questions as to exactly where that responsibility
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cutting and what how much is was considerate on a shelf. and so. there was a case in the international rubber tradition. in 2001 the 1st to set the record for the state of that responsibility. obviously from the perspective of the company you're a title it makes sense to ask the cost to be covered from the state because in the 1st place the state was responsible for the refugee crisis but it's very interesting to see what is precisely the mechanism which is being used here in order to get the costs being covered by the state. court of arbitration or to britain and france to pay your eternal $25000000.00 for the cost of securing against migrants in the late ninety's. this is highly controversial so i'm
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going to the heart of the e.u. brussels to talk to someone who knows how this secret process this war. that court this part of the investor state dispute settlement mechanism known as the ice d.s. which allows companies to sue states when their profits are dreadful. the whole point about the investor state dispute mechanism is that it runs outside the court system it's about a special sort of law for big corporations i.z.'s is part of that if you're right i stay at is part of the t.t. ip so for most of the ordinary people if you mention something such as to tip. their. not understand what it is about ok i would say to place the transatlantic trade and investment partnership and it's a major trade deal on the board being discussed now between the european union and the united states it has all sorts of implications you know from the food you ate
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the medicines you take the vehicles that you drive the energy that you have animal welfare whether you want to keep genetically modified organisms out of your crops you know if the worst comes to the worst and some of the big corporations get what they want this really is a could be a potential real rollback of a lot of the very valuable legislation that a lot of people who over the years to get in the european union. followed by. supporters on the other hand say that harmonization of regulations will grow the european economy by tens of billions of dollars a year. so i thought it would be sensible to see the document and gene agreed to take me to the reading room for members of the european parliament it's not open to the public in any sort of way. you only get access to the documents if the institution has documents they are gives you permission. going.
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so if the united states says we're not willing to let you see our documents you don't going to see that. it's taken a massive european wide grassroots campaign for a me piece to be allowed to see the text of the t.t.p. agreement. and even now it was pulling hard to find. that's that's the number that i was going to blow up there may be no where is that if you're already the living room yeah because what we were told was forcing some to say that's a. no no ok. i came. back they only got half instructions it's opposite force the 17 ok let's show you that you get to go to the over there was.
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no it's not that one line up at the top and in that case then it's you want to. go you know movie go to the who. said no she says we can't film here just for money what is this that if you. know. he confirms it is there all the huge trade agreement is behind and find a bill unmarked door with a security keypad. thanks as a minister of finance of greece of one of the member states who was affected by these negotiations i had to sign a nondisclosure agreement promising that i would not reveal to my constituents to my voters that which i read if i was allowed to have a look at those negotiating documents this is preposterous and this is this is this is a v another moment of the democratic process representatives in
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a representative democracy keeping the de most of the position that they represent in complete darkness about what they're saying on their behalf. so why all the secrecy we can leaks has exposed the t.t.p. and its siblings the transpacific partnership and a similar deal covering services so we're going to wrest control in terms. for dorian embassy in london he explains why we only know about disagreements from leaks. these big teeth 3 agreements he's a teacher i think and p.p.p. . kept secret because otherwise they're windrush democratic opposition in the population and i won't be possible to negotiate you can come to conclusion i mean it's pretty obvious what do they tell us about the new global order and what are
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the efforts on democracy these are the most significant. plan to reorder the legal and economic structure of the west and friends. at least since the construction of europe the nature of the agreements is a construction of a new legal and economic block or ultra neo liberal system which will which will cement culture and your liberalism within your and a wide range of other countries in treaty form and treaties are very very hard to change because you need agreement of all the countries participating intreated change it so it is that the end of any other political project because only by violating the rule of law by tearing up these treaties that you agree to that in fact you can proceed in a different political direction to think this process could be described as
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colonialism as a new kind in a way of colonialism yes it's a new multinational colonialism heinies. these trade agreements reveal hidden mechanisms to reach europe this on the one hand colonized by multinational companies and financial institutions and on the other hand colonizing itself. however these very same forces are behind a more traditional style of colonization which is not through trade agreements but for bombs and wars. the us british and french air strikes against president at half in libya in 2011 swept away a regime that was controlling migrant fulls from africa into least huge amounts of weapons into an already unstable region. the females suggest the real reasons for francis involvement were less than humanitarian. gadhafi had
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accumulated more than 143 tons of gold and was planning to use this to introduce. an african dyna as an alternative currency to the franc in francophone africa so this was a threat to french colonial worst. desires within the francophone countries. this reveals precisely how the refugees are linked to europe's economic crisis far from being some kind of a natural disaster as for or a flood it is europe's colonial behavior a brought that forces them to make that dangerous journey. and gary a philosopher agnes heller has lived through a lot of european history including losing her father in auschwitz she says the refugees challenge europe's core idea of itself. in the 18th century ordained of
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1st class situation of france to write to rights became lex last i heard in the constitution the right of man and dog don and the right of the citizen drug to sit so i am the program yes now does that add in a conflict situation in europe to do other men killed and right would the basic a lot like us to think or done a future yes because the are indeed the men like us they are like ice the border with reason and conscience and he cut right to liberty and to free and to all kind of freedoms and to live just like us so we have to lead them in and they are the hand the inventor's also the right of citizens in their country and is their citizens should decide who can and that their territory are not this is the right told us it is at the 1st time in our history shot of his started 200 years because
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let it it occurred that the right of man and the right of his insistence or. each other of course you a good government can persuade a citizen to give priority to him and writes a better government like us where is who is the citizen not to. forget our job to my mates general. so maybe the danger they pose is not that one or even 2000000 people could overwhelm a continent of over 500000000 but because admitting we should provide for this fellow cubans would reveal how europe's own citizens have been stripped of their resources and democracy by this financial colonization. and it is all to look at how the anger and frustration this generates is misplaced itself political on both sides. at the spectrum. and
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search out some hope for europe's future. we don't want the states involved because this is a and momentum people in fact and had given and think to. hello again welcome back we're here cross the southwestern part of australia we are watching one fun a boundary that is on board right now pushing through perth and with it where we
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see some clouds rain as well as winds now once the system pushes through here on friday you could be seeing a change of air mass temp is going to be dropping as your daytime high only reaches to about 14 degrees we do expect to see some rain as well as the winds continue just to the south here but it is going to be better conditions as we go into the rest of the weekend that same frontal system is going to slowly make its way over here towards adelaide and for adelaide those clouds are going to be increasing as we go into the weekend the temperature though not too bad $1000.00 degrees is going to be a high with the winds coming out of the north and for melbourne we do expect to see a nice day for you here on saturday with a temperature of 16 well for the north in the south island of new zealand we're going to be seeing one weather system slowly push out of the north and auckland better conditions few but that's going to be slow here as we go towards friday still seeing some clouds and some wind here but down here towards the south christchurch is going to be quite nice here from friday into saturday as well with a temperature of about 9 degrees and then very quickly as we make our way here towards japan going to be seeing the rain start to ease across much of the area so
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for tokyo finally getting a break in the rain with a touch of there $27.00 in osaka at $32.00. malaysia plans to abolish the death penalty dividing the. more than 1200 prisoners on death row one of 150. on al-jazeera. 0. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london coming up in the next 60 minutes to her on some of the british ambassador of the royal
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marine sees a tanker carrying iranian oil off gibraltar ek says it was violating e.u. sanctions the u.n. says there are reports that guards shot at migrants as they tried to flee as strikes on and libyan detention center at least 60 people were killed in the attack . demonstrators back on the streets of sudan as talks between the opposition and the ruling military council are set to resume. our with your sports rafael nadal survived some on the arm tactics for his apartment curial says he will stick around through the wimbledon. program our top story iran has some in the british ambassador in tehran of what he calls the illegal interception of an iranian oil tanker in the strait of gibraltar
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as it was boarded by royal marines early on thursday and detained it's alleged the tanker was delivering oil to a syrian refinery in breach of e.u. sanctions paul brennan has our report. tanker in the shadow of the rock with police boats in attendance the oil tanker grace want to see may be car but the ship is at the center now of an international diplomatic storm spain has revealed that the united states had been monitoring the ship's journey and passed that intelligence to the gibraltar government this action the rose from information giving the gibraltar government reasonable grounds to believe that the vessel the grace one was acting in breach of european union sanctions against syria in fact we have reason to believe that the grace one was carrying its shipments of crude oil to the ban yes refinery in syria. that refinery is the property of an entity that is subject to european union sanctions against syria the grace one is believed to have
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loaded with iranian oil off the coast of the gulf the ship made it this far as gibraltar a british overseas territory at the entrance of the mediterranean its final destination is claimed to be the burnie asked refinery in syria but under cover of darkness a contingent of 30 royal marines under the direction of the role gibraltar police boarded the ship using a wildcat helicopter and rigid inflatables thrown into it alamos korean did naturally we were aware of the operation police patrol plays with guarding the area but we're studying the circumstances in which it happened it was a demand by the united states to be not a kingdom that we're looking into how it affects our sovereignty because it happened in what we understand a spanish waters the u.s. is applying what it calls maximum pressure on iran to try to force a renegotiation of the 2050 nuclear deal the european union those trying hard to support iran's economy against that u.s. pressure however this oil shipment was heading to syria which the e.u.
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definitely does have sanctions against iran being under pressure and the united states believe it's trying to use the arm of of iraq of course the onion to try to find a way that means to bypass it and export their oil and the fact that they did not go through so as cut all and went around from africa around the whole to good hope south of africa and coming back it may be i'm just guessing it way to avoid being tracked iran has reacted angrily to the seizure summoning the british ambassador to the foreign ministry in tehran and stuck in the middle of all of this is the grace want paul brennan al-jazeera. the u.s. has welcomed the seizure of this ship national security adviser john bolton says washington will continue to prevent the syrian and iranian government's profiting from the illicit trade of oil jabari brings us the reaction now from tehran
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a strange and destructive act that is how the reigning foreign ministry spokesperson of us moussavi is describing the events that took place on thursday morning in the strait of gibraltar the iranians are saying that this act is illegal because the sanctions that the e.u. has imposed on the syrian government is not endorsed by the united nations therefore iran does not recognize them as legal this cruise ship that was making its way to the mediterranean port city of tire to swear it was going to be a sent to the funniest refinery this interception or seizure by the british government at the request of the americans that will be seen as a very hostile act and that's something the arrangement simply will not accept the iranian foreign ministry spokesperson says that this act will likely inch increase tensions in this region further and that is something the iranians do not want to see but they're saying that this act on behalf of the americans is a very provocative and will likely cause further strain between the relationship of
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iran and washington new details have emerged about the attack on a migrant detention center in libya the u.n. says it was hit by 2 strikes and there are reports gods shot at refugees and migrants who were trying to escape the bombing the ministry of justice in tripoli says 60 people are confirmed dead in tuesday strikes 77 were injured alexy o'brien has the latest. sheltering from the baking sun they sit just maces away from where dozens of their fellow detainees were killed migrants and refugees held against their will in a detention center close to a military camp the u.n. says that puts these already vulnerable men women and children at great risk of exactly the sort of tragedy that occurred on tuesday night it's been revealed to airstrikes hit the side the 1st hazing it behravesh the 2nd a cell holding about 120 main the u.n.
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says there are reports god shot at refugees and migrants as they tried to escape the bombing its mission in libya says the air attack could constitute a war crime the secretary general calls for an independent investigation of the circumstances of this incident to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice it is important to note that the united nations had provided exact coordinates of the detention center to the parties even so the un security council failed to agree on how to respond media reports suggest u.s. diplomats refused to approve a statement condemning what happened and calling for a cease fire. libya's been caught in a power struggle between 2 rival administrations for several years the violence escalated in april when forces loyal to warlord the have launched an offensive on the capital the un recognized government says have does forces out of blame for the strike but have to reject that allegation his spokesman says they were targeting
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a weapons depot controlled by an armed group allied to the tripoli government unless something changes in how the international community how european union member states approaching unite around what's happening in libya then we can just expect more more horrific incidents like this to occur analysts suggest the un's failure to take action against khalifa haftar sets a dangerous precedent not being able for months. or. even condemning the aggression by a warlord. in itself. is a sign. happening at the united nations and our high level people smugglers have exploited the chaos in libya which has become one of the main departure points for african migrants fleeing poverty and war trying to reach europe by boat rights groups say a united international approach is needed both to end the conflict and ensure migrant safety elixir brian al-jazeera. divides spoke to the survivors of those
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airstrikes and has this update for us these are the migrants and refugees who survived the airstrike on tuesday night they have been sleeping here on the ground since then. many of them are grateful to have survived the airstrike although they lost friends currently they have been they have been sleeping here on the ground as you can see. and supervisors here say that they are currently relying on aid organizations including get local donors private donors for food supervisors here say that. children women and their husbands will be transferred to other detention centers while the other migrants will most probably have to stay here until. aid organizations especially the u.n.
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which they are decides were to put them now these migrants are from different african national it is including is somalis sudanese and they are also from. they have also arab nationalities like. migrants from syria and also from yemen meanwhile 83 people have died after a boat capsized in the mediterranean late on wednesday evening this is the latest in a long series of tragedies involving the illegal sea crossing from north africa to southern europe 4 passengers were rescued but one has since died. is in the rescue centurions are aziz close to the tunisian libyan border. we're here one of a few camps in disease and in israel which is very close to the border with libya and this is where many of the migrants especially african migrants and up now we were talking to the red crescent that runs this place and they were telling us that 4 individuals were handed over by the 2000000 authorities on wednesday night that
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was less than 24 hours ago one of them is in hospital and we found out in the last few hours that one of them just passed away while we've been here and he was from the ivory coast but also one of the others is of man just laying there behind me respects him earlier he seemed visibly shaken and he's still getting over if they want to vote of 86 people that were going from libya all the way to europe and only 4 turned up yesterday now there's only 3 remaining the rest died at sea and are missing and this is a story that we hear quite often one of the person we've been speaking to is mohamed he's from morocco and i'm just going to find out from him what his story is how much it is they will certainly him. believe. or. machine of the bottle of jack but look we know. all of that. mohamed tells me that he was one of $75.00 people on a boat that capsized and that happened in may it made headlines around the world at
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the time and he survived he actually wants to stay incentives here but most of the other people on that boat actually died at sea and he wants to stay because he's here for economic opportunities he wants to work he's a barber he told me not everyone feels the same i spoke to a few people earlier they said that they feel like they're stuck in limbo here the country doesn't have an asylum system the n.h. they are says that they're trying to help to get some of those sent to other countries including europe to safer countries now a few of them said that they work you'll notice that there's quite a few empty beds they work illegally they do the odd job here or there to earn a little bit of money and that money helps them buy food and very basic stuff that is not provided here at this camp when i spoke to the red crescent they said that there's a lack of funding but also the government at the moment is in political turmoil and the economy and unemployment is high and for that reason they said that they haven't.


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