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i'm kemal santa maria here in doha with the headlines on al-jazeera the united states says it's attempting to form a military coalition to protect shipping off the coast of iran and yemen the trumpet ministrations blamed and its proxies for several attacks on tankers in the gulf in the past 2 months earlier a commander in iran's revolutionary guard issued new threats against u.s. military assets in the region john hendren with more from washington. this plan is so early on it's not even in its infancy it is pre embryonic it's really just an idea at this stage general joseph dunford is the highest ranking u.s. military official is the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and he says the u.s. is engaging with a number of countries to see if it can formulate this coalition and over the next
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couple of week it's going it plans to identify which countries have the quote political will to go through with it and then after that is specific countries would offer different military capabilities perhaps through nato and they would have to weave together some kind of multinational unit in order to police the strait of hormuz now they say all they want to do is to protect the shipping lanes president trump said he didn't want to pay for this unilaterally so that may be why this is happening with multiple countries but this does present an opportunity for conflict remember that president trump says he was 10 minutes away from ordering an air strike on iran says he actually had had that plan moved forward and had to call it off and then of course there was the multiple attacks on ships which the u.s. blames on iran so this force presents an opportunity for conflict with iran that just intensifies the pressure in that region the other headlines french president
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among your microphones top diplomatic advise that is the interim trying to deescalate tensions with iran over the nuclear deal you countries that signed the 2015 agreement of cold for a meeting jonah hill with more on that one from vienna. in issuing this communique the european signatories to the j c p o a the iran nuclear deal france germany and the united kingdom the ether e collectively they're known as along with the e.u. of course here issuing their response to iran's latest uranium enrichment moves the communique expressing deep concern over iran's pursuit of activity is not in line with its commitment calling for iran if it wants to stay in the deal as it professes to want to do to come back in line immediately without delay and calling on all the parties in terms of a joint commission to act responsibly to deescalate tensions now broadly speaking 2 points to make about this the 1st is that this is not and this is important i think
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the 3 triggering the formal dispute resolution mechanisms contained in the j c p o s a it's apparently thought that these breaches are not sufficient to warrant a move like that a move that could in itself escalate tensions and have the effect of shutting down what small room for maneuver there remains the 3 of course remember trying to keep the nuclear deal alive delicately here playing the middle ground on the one hand they've got to express some concern on the other hand of course they retain some faint optimism that iran can be talked around that some bridge can be found between washington and tehran faint hope indeed perhaps but that leads to the 2nd point which is that france effectively now taking the lead in the east 3 emanuel macron the president sending an envoy to teheran for meetings on wednesday with the intention to urge the iranians to take a backward step but i think ambition very limited according to the french government official they're hoping at the very least for gestures simple gestures
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that iran is serious about its intention of remaining within the j.c. pos he was president donald trump has used twitter to attack the u.k. as ambassador to washington and the british prime minister it comes days after the leak of diplomatic cables. which were critical of the trumpet ministration and qatar has signed a deal with the us to buy aircraft from the american plane make a boeing the agreement was announced at the white house with the emir of qatar shake to me but how about danny was meeting with president donald trump all right up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera we'll have another check on him in about half an hour next though europe's forbid in colonie.
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2 so when did you see stuff like so that by the way you can put it on the audience or to the enter. i'm organizing a big event the biggest theater in this part of europe and we are marking the 4th anniversary of julian assange political asylum in ecuador it's happening at the same day today in berlin brussels belgrade paris. naples madrid. well i desire all the all the all the venues all our people
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i think this case is not just about julian assange it's about transparency it's about democracy in europe. you know this about speaking on stage how does it fit in with your normal life this is normal. for you but don't last for just sit in a room and write for some of them and we will you do the right books but also but they also this will go to refugee that you think you are a new kind of from us. i don't have time to think about myself. and was this 1st the world believe me or speak around anybody focus people. from this side begin to. thank you.
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so as you know we are going to listen and to have a conversation with you major intellectual. way here. so please welcome them both on state. very hard to. what they learnt from julian assange is that you have to be consistent maybe sometimes you have this temptation to feeling that you are not important that the powers are smiling at the last and last thing when we occupy our spare that they are laughing when we are in a public space but below we have. 1000 people here tonight in 8 cities at the same time hundreds of thousands watching the lifestream and i think the more they kind
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of just sit in their own and write books even if you want to write about the refugee crisis you cannot do it if you didn't speak to a refugee for instance or if you are writing about the crisis of europe or solutions for europe i think you cannot do it you sure don't speak with the people and i think we don't have time only to sit in the room and write about it the need to work because this continent is collapsing. thank. you. the financial crash of 2008 started in america's housing market but devastated europe as it lurched from sovereign debt crisis to it cannot be stopped nation. unemployment of 25 percent in some countries led to social unrest and the continent
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suffered the worst terrorist attacks in years. and that was before over 1000000 refugees decided to walk the balkan route into europe. often all this is discussed as forces of nature beyond our control but there's a philosopher look for their old cause what if they can only call ups refugees and terrorism are actually all caused by something more fundamental. i'm going on a journey across europe in search of what for next the crazies tearing our continent apart. to saloniki norton greece if you just visited central square you'd never guess this small charming city is at the epicenter of europe's problems. in 2015
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refugees fleeing war and poverty walked into europe sure the nearby village of evil mean. germany said they would accept syrians but after more than a 1000000 people came europe panicked and sealed the border trip and also continued to come in for. greece finally cleared the domine camp in may 2015 citing sanitation and safety. but that's not the whole story. we're heading towards a new refugee camp for the refugees from the many who are more and we're going to meet most of their. most to face from aleppo and reached the domain or just as the border was closed. he spent 3 months there hoping and trying to cross before deltora this clear to camp and would you say are different dishes better here than in the domine like what. what was better there
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and what is better here yeah actually. here is very plausible is. it's what tech tool from the song from from. for the tan tears a big. nobody knows how long we're going to stay and we get information i wonder how long. how long it takes for. this enormous you know. the face taking us back to 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 at the same time doing good business charging them for showers. now is 100 persons change the players are too so we're full of chance and no no one
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now only me. can you show us a bit how it looked like at the tracks. so refugees tense on all this place here right this one venue ice like full of dance. these tracks are the most important rule from greasy ports a crucial way for local companies and multinationals to get their goods into the 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 like for 2 months there is not true way to try many times to bring the tree and ask people to open it and nobody will but it's. do you think the refugees represented the problem. for the free moving of goods and products there is
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a ministry he can come here and you see there. in the room with. the tribes with many ways we told them that your your weeks are not more on board and that our 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 greeks 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
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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. refugees don't have the rights to move freely on the other hand gord's can move freely as far and as much as they want. but greece is subject to forces beyond its control. to global financial crash revealed 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 that encourage them to borrow. but the loan conditions required extreme osteria to state spending
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cuts so severe that the economy shrunk 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 costco. the docks are quiet today the sell off has prompted 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
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think they very much interested thing the paper they say sure that this news thing these 2 ports could escape and you should since they're private i say even the port authority or at least city it's fish features on the part of here knowing that this is the game plan for getting there for a passport authority 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 doctors fear they will go from being skilled employees with secure jobs to temporary workers with no rights. can you explain of what is the difference between the working conditions if the part of paedos which is still old by the greek state and the parts which is already all they are using to a complex system of suffering thought so there is no direct employment by costco. and precarious employment that means they work. $1215.00 days
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a month so there is no stable job for them and there is no. game show for a trained professional and train show why there are frequent. action then saying mr we know this maybe also this more that we be subcontracting expanded to other ports in europe the last 6 years. an experiment for a droid and no liberal policies. what they are thinking here they try to export it in other countries in 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 as trade union organizing minimal wages all of this is actually disintegrating.
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many blame the chinese company cost but i'm meeting former greek finance minister younis about a fact. punishing inside information about europe's part in the deal. seems this is not working. yeah. amongst the 1st things i did in the ministry they one day to was 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 port if they were given the rest of the port. secondly they agreed on a spectacular investment program of anything between 25300000000
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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 return to the markets and create effective a signal to the rest of the world that this is back now i thought that there was a very good deal and guess what happened. there was a telephone call from berlin to beijing saying keep of 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
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things that we had negotiated the dragon made sure that we're not part of the league you just did 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 airplanes were all part of the one trillion dollars of public assets prioritizes $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 services and so on what has your experience and your studies show it doesn't reduce
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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 a product as almost the 1st thing that happens is that prices go up prices go up because the private companies are taken over or in the 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 tried 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
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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 in the great concept generate revenue to reduce the debt. and once 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
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european would processing companies. on the border we transfer away and yet it'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 a half the legal clear cutting mainly happens. in remote places high up in the mountains. romania was a colony of the i was told get real name her and now is the 2nd poorest country in the you get with you again it all depends if they're your project. their relative poverty means cutting gangs can exploit forest country can't afford
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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. it's bigger and it's what we can see here is completely illegal. usually you are not allowed to cart more than $300.00 or forest cut and how big is this approximately $15200.00 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
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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 on the austrian company whole stands 543 are now romania as largest would process. they don't cut the woods themselves but they're able to offer a relative fortune to those who will mostly this clearcuts done by people in the gang. these forests forged the documents and when they reached the factory they had some documents to show them that into the respect any law. but at the factory some didn't even need forged documents. their own mental
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investigation agency posed as a cutting gang willing to ignore the law something that didn't present a problem for my. little bit concerns me using rigidity fever that we have to produce or be you we just know what we get it from from our side. you decide what you want to say and. we asked her for an interview but they declined so we turned to chance a green activist who has been. one of their employees a manager has admitted that if they run 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. china japan or countries
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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 else the jobs. happen so to say somewhat out 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 selling more and more resources at the price that is being. created or fixed somewhere else outside of your country and you stay in a dependency of those 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
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during dollars through again your money. you have the empire you have western europe also in companies german companies french companies who are cutting forests all around rumanian the european union and then they are importing them to europe. and then prayer 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 sow dissent. so could we say that europe is actually polarizing itself. the term pre-crime comes from this movie minority report in which a prediction is being made about something an individual has not yet done but is going to do and
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i'm come out on summary with another look at the headlines on al-jazeera the u.s. says it is attempting to. form a military coalition to protect shipping off the coast of iran and yemen the trump administration has blamed teheran and its proxies for several attacks on tankers in the gulf in the past few months earlier a commander in iran's revolutionary guard issued new threats against u.s. military assets in the region the top diplomatic advisor to french president emmanuel macron is also in teheran trying to deescalate tension with iran over the nuclear deal you countries that signed the 2015 agreement have called for a meeting after teheran's decision to breach the uranium enrichment limits allowed in the deal us president donald trump used twitter to attack the u.k.'s ambassador to washington and the british prime minister that's after diplomatic cables were
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leaked critical of the trumpet ministration and the favorite to become the next u.k. prime minister boris johnson has refused to rule out suspending parliament to force a no deal break that tuesday was the final t.v. debate between the 2 candidates vying to replace theresa may as conservative party leader that is johnson and the foreign secretary jeremy hunt the winner will be picked by party members on july 22nd and will take office later in the month carter has signed a deal with the us to buy aircraft from the american plane make a boeing the agreement was announced at the white house with the emir of qatar shift i mean how many out there any met with president on trump we're doing a lot of work now or they're investing very heavily in our country they're creating a lot of jobs they're buying tremendous amounts of military equipment including planes and they're buying commercial planes as you know very large numbers of commercial planes from boeing and we very much appreciate it we're going to be signing a document to the very large transaction you're going to be invited to the shining
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it's a transaction that will be purchasing a lot of boeing jets and a lot of money spent in our country and that means a lot of jobs. and internet connections of being restored in sudan following a court ruling the military council cut the internet more than a month ago saying the blackout was needed to protect a transition deal reached with the opposition however the opposition figures say the military was just trying to hide evidence of its violent breakup of the city and outside the military headquarters that killed more than 100 people newshour for you in 25 minutes time here on al-jazeera right now there we are back to europe's forbidden colony. 2 2 2 2 2 in part one we saw how the richest countries of europe are extracting the resources of
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smaller period for countries like greece and romania in what could be described as a colonial when. it's quite interesting to look back here the 1st globalization the 8090 s. the late 19th century. where you got a very similar picture of british french german. companies. investing around the world in. some time with the same kind of state christine was just as a starting not. just as then the companies buying up the sectors have close links to the state like energy giants e.d.f. owned by the french government and what unfold on base we do but it's not limited to just european companies and governments europe is also facilitating colonization by larger forces. sociologists sussan says fine and the abstract
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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 parrot 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 just 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 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
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anything including very modest step. to it even dollars who once reported the free market are worried. you know central the old also from gary and emperor former politician gosh but thomas campaign for hunger is transition from communism to the free market. but he was 40 fight when that led to millions losing their jobs he puts this recent trend into historical context but. the so this is the same continent as him without responsibility without the political project without the royal navy without the reddish raj without introducing this and that this is just sheer economic and political force being applied. without any kind of responsibility in any kind of. idea about economy
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future whatever to the week a conscience so basically i mean this is even worse than o'neill isn't because cornelia weighs in many ways twice this is a politics of total responsibility it's cheating everything and everybody in the same manner maximizing profits and neglecting strategy. and you know this is not the road me you know corrupt company or a little general motors or the old standard oil that had some sort of policy that had some sort of construction that has been you know threshed out of the political for ideas and so on so forth these companies today didn't have any policy not even a wrong one not even an 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
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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 laws or who they say are also in a fog. but britain was also the pioneer of privatisation in europe especially in places like port 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. periodical trade in tuples so i wonder is it really immigration or economics behind briggs. immigration it's not just a case of think one over and 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
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a field and pick potatoes or pick sprouts or whatever it might be just because we come out of europe doesn't mean to say it worse than the solve the problem because if you still can't get people to pick the stripes or to pick the fruits then you know they're people into doing. what is the importance and significance of the steel factory. and how it all could change if laws that would be there things on ordinary citizens for families and so i want you know paul told her 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 road that has every single heins team in this country originates from ports over and is then tinned in the effect in the economy of you all of sense with this would be symbiotic if anything happened to the knock on effect would be incredible you call it shops headdresses petrol stations self employed people you builders you carpenters all these people rely on the steel
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works because the people work if you feed them as well and if you water to remain on the referendum. you're going to give. up your little i'm very disillusioned with . the. harlem entry processes that go on stage where. the coast they just turn me off completely off i walk into walked. into t.t. to play and we know i think. the shop i'd like to show that's where i. am for a change as much as in the rocky play vandy isn't 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.
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and all of this is now both permanent film like this one what was it before. it was fantasy to farai into things you know on track meet the press and how does this connect that with the steel works because this is sacha 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. 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 welsh style. in which all the new low in the liberal economic model full employment is now not of vital importance it's fatal to communities like this where full
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employment and and in industry were so important and the result is poverty crime. and the only issue in inequalities which nearly new your liberal new. has caused one major issue which is you've got companies real 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 start go in 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 you know the biggest freight. company in this country is germany all our water companies or electrical cars in the east are all foreign sure that coming right their finger after a break ok want to be. open to the dangers of globalization nearly burst
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a wall or big companies will still be hearing you have the opportunity for exploitation that's the way same with the arena well 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 you. well this 21st century 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. jungle. which is a refugee camp. jungle is home to those trying to cross the 20 miles of sea between
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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 limbo. people from syria afghanistan africa iraq and all those countries from war souls on the other hand everything is being done to preserve the fleet floating off towards. the euro tunnel connects britain to europe and covers over $100000000000.00 of trade a year. junkie is the director of public affairs. so all 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
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costs and it means that they can have these integrated businesses that operate across the whole of europe. the call area after to 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 quality since these are the standard high security fences a very difficult cut very different crime so we now have 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 either many from greece who are actually also trying justify the better life their future problem is something which is a geopolitical issue so we were company in business to not price between folks and
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culling we're not we don't have a role a major role in solving the refugee crisis that's for governments international institutions to 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. your eternal 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 cut in and what how much was consequence eurotunnel share. and so. there was a case in the international proper tradition. in 2001 the 1st to set the record for the state of that responsibility. obviously from the perspective of the company you're
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a title it makes sense to ask the course 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 account of $25000000.00 for the cost of securing against migrants in the late ninety's. this is highly controversial song going to the heart of the e.u. brussels to talk to someone who knows how the 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 tretton. the whole point about the investor state dispute mechanism is that it runs outside the court
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system it's about a special sort of law for big corporations i.z.'s is part of that is here to write i stay at is part of the t.t. ip so for most of the ordinary people if you mention something such as t.t. . they will not understand what it is about ok we're to tip is 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 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
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a lot of people who fought over the years to get in the european here ok follow your. supporters on the other hand say that harmonization of regulations will draw 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 institutions documents they are gives you permission. going. 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 given below there may be no where is that if
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you're already the living room yeah because what we were told was forcing some painful history that's not for. you know now 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. no it's not that one up at the top and in that case then it's quite. well you know maybe go to the who. said no he says we can't film here just for money what is this that if you. know.
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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 a representative democracy keeping with the 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.
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for dorian embassy in london he explains why we only know about disagreements from leaks. these big teeth 3 agreements peter if your ip and p.p.p. . kept secret because otherwise there windrush democratic opposition in the population and i won't be possible to negotiate you conclude your conclusion i mean it's pretty obvious what do they tell us about the new global order and what their deaths 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 neoliberal system which will which will
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cement alter near 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 in treated change it so it is that the end of any other political project because only by violating the rule of law by carrying out these treaties that you've agreed to that in fact you can proceed in a different political direction. i don't think this process could be described as colonialism as a new kind in a way of colonialism yes it's a new multinational colonialism heinies free. trade agreements reveal hidden mechanisms to which europe is 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
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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 flows 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 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
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linked to europe's economic crisis part from being some kind of a natural disaster as for or a flood it is europe's colonial behavior 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 already and of 1st constitution of france to our right to rights became lexx lot i've heard in the constitution the right of man 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. and right would the basic goal of
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life just to think or doubt a future yes because they are indeed the man like us they are like us there are born 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 inventors also the right of citizens in their country and is their citizens should decide who can and that their territory are not this is their i told us it is at the 1st time in our history short of his started 200 years has learned it occurred that the right of man and the right of his insisted or out of the charter of course you good government can persuade a citizen to give priority to human rights a better government like us where is who is the citizen not to forget of are 2 of my mates general. so maybe the danger they pose
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is not that one or even 2000000 people. or 500000000. but because admitting we should provide for these fellow humans would reveals how europe's own citizens have been stripped of their resources and democracy by this financial colonization. and that is a. look at how the anger and frustration this generates is manifesting itself political on both sides of the spectrum. and search out some hope for europe's future. we don't want the state involved because this is a. movement of people in fact in charge of one here not something to do. 2 2 what went wrong in society that
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opened up the space for the immigrant ratio is the european parliament it's not accountable and it's impossible for the people but it is for link up our people don't want to take more of that lead and the forefront of strongman our song woman who was getting the growth of rejectionism of this world because the model doesn't work europe's forbidden colony episode 2 on al-jazeera. hello the thunderstorms have been producing flooding rather than hail damage
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recently up the eastern side of the u.s. need see from the satellite pictures a massive cloud in the plains states and fall a few rather fewer shots to the east. in the plains states drifting down towards kansas city chicago illinois and the ohio valley and then if you look at the bottom dog green spots i think as a shower cluster having come off the land might develop into something more substantial mary a significant rain not far away from any of the coasts of the gulf states but at least beyond drier weather still reading in toronto 26 in the pacific coast the sun still at a steady 19 or so for san francisco so we actions in the gulf of mexico the next couple of days really which might have an effect on the showers in keep in cuba in fact there are some good green dots all the way through the central caribbean but this sort of the avoiding haiti and hitting jamaica so draw a picture of the east for the next day or so for most account to be an audience if
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you happen to be anywhere from panama city custer rica to some mexico be wet for you particularly if you're looking at on to the coast to the sack. after 25 years of affording the world's waist china through the global recycling industry into chaos. the growing pressure of agreement skies eaves resulting in change we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in. counting the cost on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. swear every.
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