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individual human beings america long the self-appointed global leader on human rights pointing out the shortcomings of others for the united states this is a matter of moral and pragmatic necessity but scenes of injustice like these are taking place not in other countries instead happening right here in the u.s. a point being made by the united nations human rights council in its first comprehensive review of washington's records two hundred twenty eight points to be precise recommendations on how the u.s. can do better in practicing what it preaches might want done up. tension centers throughout the world to punish those people who torture and execute detainees arbitrarily the u.s. dismisses many of the suggestions calling them political provocations by hostile countries he had even america's allies are highlighting grave flaws friends in ireland demand obama follow through on the promise to close gitmo britain belgium
and dozens of others calling on the us to abolish the death penalty for many it's the ultimate hypocrisy how a state with roughly three thousand people on death row lectures the world about humanity all my life a case in point mumia abu jamal viewed as america's very own political prisoners or the united states the perpetrator of gross human rights violations is using human rights as a political football against its enemies and its enemies are enemies not because they violate human rights necessarily but because the us wants to change the government in their country the country often accusing adversaries like syria iran and north korea of oppressing citizens is now faced with defending domestic practices like indefinite detention or prison conditions and racial profiling don't stand idly by don't be silent when dissidents elsewhere are imprisoned america is home to the world's largest prison population with two point three million people currently behind bars. children can be sentenced to life in prison
a place where more than one hundred undocumented immigrants have died while awaiting deportation. increasing discrimination against muslims another blemish on america's human rights record. hundreds have been arrested in so-called f.b.i. for oil terror plots plots using government paid informants to set up the crime or practice other countries term entrapment aleesha mcwilliams mccollum's nephew is among those caught in these weps she warns the system is losing its bearings america's need to wake up because i am a living hell we go lives of americans no one country has all the answers but all of us must answer to our own people question is when the people speak who is listening the u.s. has rejected international calls to abolish the death penalty and dismissed several other recommendations leading many to ask if u.s. exceptionalism means do as i say not as i do during
a fortnight artsy me or. as the obama administration tries to tackle human rights violations in the country former president george w. bush is once again sparking controversy this time with his new memoir almost two years ago after the evening office america's forty third president is now having his say on his time in the white house in the book decision points he reveals his thoughts in the most controversial moments of his presidency he claims that iraq's weapons of mass destruction came as a shock to him but he still believes the u.s. was right to invade on the interrogation of terror suspects he says he personally approved the use of waterboarding because he believed it helps prevent attacks before mccomb grisman tom andrews says no such methods can ever be justified under any of the. first of all it is illegal you can get an attorney to say anything you want but the fact of the matter is it is the. secondly it violates international
law it violates the geneva conventions and thirdly it puts american soldiers at risk so that when they find themselves god forbid in an enemy's hands then you feel they're faced with the prospect of having the same treatment given to them that george bush was authorizing given to to to those who the united states brought into custody it was a tragic mistake and the fact that the president can't recognize that mistake is is not surprising but but again unfortunate you know it's rather extraordinary for president bush was on national television last night here in the united states and he said that his lowest moment the lowest of the low as he described it was when a rap artist kenya west accused him of not caring about black people during the katrina debacle with the failure of the federal government to respond to that hurricane disaster when in fact you have a war against iraq
a violation of international law an invasion that killed thousands of american soldiers over one hundred thousand iraqis all to go after weapons of mass destruction that did not exist and make it worse you had american soldiers seven hundred of whom watched their lives in iraq because in this war of choice this administration did not think it important enough to provide them with the protective armor that if they had it they would be alive today. former congressman tom andrews there well still to come later in the program how christianity is the targets in the middle east to take a look at how some jews and muslims make sure no one stops right. russia's police marking their professional holiday on wednesday but it comes at a hard time for the force after a string of high profile scandals its image has been tarnished the reform of the law enforcement system is on the way but it's artie's dire pushed over reports
restoring public trust in the police is now an extremely difficult task. their pictures which shocked and asian and left the image of russia's law enforcers in tatters it's now over a year since this drunken shooting spree by police officer. killed two and wounded seven others but the case remains one of the most alarming in a series of high profile police candles it also came as a blow to people like former officer alexander. who won the title hero of the soviet union for his work but he would recall watching log regretfully there are many of cigars out there i'm a former policeman myself but even i try to avoid police officers they have guns and they can shoot it was also last year that a young officer tried to blow the whistle on police corruption with an internet video and sparked a political storm i have many acquaintances in the police who care about the truth
he called for a national inquiry and accused police chiefs of ordering officers to jail innocent people the bill prompted a wave of similar revelations as other officers came forward the interior ministry itself admits more than one hundred thousand offenses involving police officers were registered in two thousand and nine alone or to be a human issue of the huddle you know in the one nine hundred seventy s. policemen were motivated by reasons that would be totally on appreciated today we work to solve crimes for the excitement of the job and for justice to prevail. in response to the scandals president meet the needs of ordered a multi-billion dollar reform of the interior ministry last december the new measures set out to make clear the rights of the police and those they detain one of the main talking points however became the new name for the force leaving behind the old militia and going back to the internationally more accepted police many
said crossed revealing the biggest concern and are worried about the costs of the name change. the law should me i. i don't understand why we need to spend so much money but will they be changing the lettering on the car it's no use changing the name first they need to take a look at all those villas in the moscow region she which police officers it houses there that's what they need to start confiscations. the proposals will be implemented next year in what will be a crucial stage in the forces history and history which has seen better days as this museum in moscow testifies the museum tells hundreds of stories of bravery courage and heroism this is the list of those who died in the line of duty and were awarded both humorously however the organizers of this exhibition say there are many more out there whose stories remain unknown with the image of law enforcement in russia remains a tanishq one the question now is whether the reforms will be willing just to face
later and help put both the police and the police on the same side of the barricades. r.t. moscow. russian president dmitry medvedev has described north korea's nuclear program as the cause of political and military tension in the region he forced his concerns upon arrival to seoul the head of the g twenty summit the russian leader said youngs ambitions are a challenge for the entire nonproliferation program and pose a greater threat than iran north korea has carried out several nuclear tests since two thousand and six some around one hundred kilometers from the russian border inventive however stressed that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the issue come young withdrew from the six party talks on the song last year raising international concern to get his remarks come ahead of a report to be published it's just more career may have supplied syria iran and
with nuclear technology. well you can read the whole interview with the president get it done get in-depth analysis of other stories we're covering on our website as what you can find online right now at r.t. dot com one of the world's most famous death row prisoners gets another shot at breaking free find out with details of this case and how from behind bars he became an ordinary citizen twenty countries. on the mask of zorro comes to moscow check out the costumes in the scenes interviews and much more from the set of the sword wielding musical dark. violence against christians is on the rise at the very cradle of their faith in
israel and palestinian autonomy christians and holy sites have been targeted by both extremist muslims and jews ortiz policy has met those struggling for freedom from persecution in the david ortiz lives dangerously a christian pastor among religious jews in the west bank city of he's received death threats for trying to convert jews and muslims to his faith my first time going into a muslim village. i got beat up we were giving our bibles someone hated ortiz enough to drop off a package at his house thinking it had a candy inside his fifteen year old son opened it the pipe bomb nearly killed him in the blew him through the kitchen and made a hole in the most of the first one in this way but the back fire destroyed the refrigerant everything back. it took three years for israeli police to catch the perpetrator a religious jew ject title who lived in
a nearby israeli settlement he'd already killed two arabs basis is very proud. of he began a favor by trying to cut off. across the west bank the story for palestinian christians is as bleak and the threat comes from both extremists jews and muslims bethlehem the believed birthplace of christ once boasted a population of eighty five percent christian today less than ten percent live here this woman is afraid to show her face she used to go to mantra square and teach about geezer's but all that ended after her house was nearly burned down i didn't feel like i belong to this nice anymore i feel like i'm staying to give an opportunity she says she wouldn't think twice about leaving the explosion of muslims. you know you feel you feel controlling everywhere every thing my
granddaughter had to memorize. but abu sada ignores the threats he's one of a growing number of muslims whose converted to christianity in recent years one hour as a fighter with arafat i hated christians just as much as i hated jews i was going on wrong door and looking for their own through our anger into their homes or putting out their cars because i believed christians are spies. for christianity can search alongside islam and judaism here these two palestinian brothers have no problem reconciling the christian faith with living in a jewish state they volunteered to join the country's army saying they feel as israeli as the jewish and arab counterparts. give everything i have for this army because in the end this is my country but it's not without its problems. a little bit of each time i go home in uniform someone will call it b.
trays or things like that it doesn't influence big. but in recent months attacks against christians in christian sites have increased at the beginning of november this hundred year old church was burned by right wing israelis who broke some of the windows and threw molotov cocktails inside it's no wonder that christians here are feeling under fire three hour team to resign him. doctors say a prominent russian journalist who was brutally beaten in moscow is recovering well to undergoing a third operation of the question was rushed to hospital after two men had him with metal rods on friday night russian or makers and are considering a draft to adopt heavy punishment for attacking journalists investigators suspect russians work for the promise and newspaper the internet no that's recent fisher says journalist made a name for himself by criticizing several high profile government officials president dmitry medvedev has vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. three
attacks on police and troops have taken place in russia's south leaving two men dead and seven wounded in the republic of dagestan policemen were searching cars on one of the region's motorways when gunmen opened fire on them in another attack in the same region one officer was wounded in an improvised explosive device went off in a police convoy was passing by in a neighboring chechen republic a soldier search engine was killed by an explosion russia's north caucasus has been facing an increasing number of militant attacks despite efforts by the parties to crack down on terrorist groups. health officials in haiti have confirmed the first death from color in the. groups are setting up treatment centers to help contain the disease which is already killed more than five hundred outside port au prince. the water borne infection increased in the wake of flooding caused by hurricane
thomas over a million people living in makeshift tents so to be left homeless by a devastating earthquake in january. a tugboat has begun turning to shore cruise ship which caught far and was stranded off the coast of mexico the carnival splendor with about four thousand five hundred people aboard was south of san diego when the blaze broke out in engine room u.s. navy helicopters and an aircraft carrier it's the us this crippled vessel which is expected to reach port arthur is that. the u.s. government says it was not behind the launch of a mystery missile seed over the pacific ocean helicopter captured the footage of a large bag of plane off the coast of california monday but experts have been left scratching their heads where it came from the pentagon claims there was no threat. singapore airlines has announced that it will change the engines on three of its a
three eighty planes. less than a week off the explosion quantas plane forced it to make an emergency landing minutes after takeoff planes currently in sydney melbourne london are also affected . prosecutors in afghanistan have dropped all corruption charges against one of president hamid karzai as national security advisor investigators in the case say the u.s. isn't doing enough against corruption despite washington admitting it's one of the country's main problems ortiz rechy contributor says it's time for personal intervention by the american president. they dismiss all of this corruption case against scott as the aide who is also officially on the payroll by the cia is the latest reminder that in afghanistan there is no such a thing as a rule of law afghan president snatch he's aid from the jaws of justice this
means that in the absence of any meaningful u.s. policy or strategy in afghanistan it's a horse calling the shots flaunting all possible laws customs and international laws regarding the criminal activity so on the eve of the u.s. strategy and policy review in december it's a long overdue for the u.s. commander in chief to intervene personally and to make sure that he's not only paying lip service regarding the growing danger of corruption and drug production in afghanistan we could result in the imploding of any social fabric left in afghanistan and could boomerang and we will discreated completely the u.s. image not only in afghanistan but far and beyond. well that was our tease metric
contributor currently of getting pushed off. by that let's check out all the business news now charlotte turned some good news for the russian car industry oh yes cells of new cause the light commercial vehicles in russia raise twenty two percent in the first ten months of this year we'll have the details later in the program but first this hour shares of russia's biggest metal companies of twenty percent the last two years which is small increase when compared to the world's top producers most domestic matters are still undervalued on the stock market among these companies and then k f m a chill which in a caution or that will. matter was one of the industries hit hardest by the global financial crisis and it's among the fastest to recover shares of top producers have jumped eighty percent in two years and say they still haven't reached their limits with. the recovery or for construction market.
will be. around for russian producers the main driver is increasing demand from china the growth of metal consumption in the country has boosted models prices to buy three times in pasta kate from some two hundred forty dollars to over seven hundred dollars per ton russia's domestic market also house along with government subsidies so for the car industry the next driver will be the recovery of residential construction demand for some a finished model products is still twenty five percent below pre-crisis levels to meet the small in from the next two years will see an upturn in real estate boosting demand for long term metal production you feel look at the way those trends the fourth quarter rise. kind of marginally up. the pro-survival for it was corking call was looking up quarter on quarter. metals producers remain undervalued and that includes m.m.p.
which accounts for some sixteen percent of all metal produced in the country the shares of the rose four times over the past three years still it remains the least valued model stock in russia's top five followed by yes ross imagine my dinner question our business r.t. . gold surged to record highs this week feel by inflation eurozone sovereign debt woes and the latest us stimulus package here metal is currently hovering around peak levels exceeding the four thousand five hundred dollars mark analysts predict the demand for gold will continue to climb but been. vastly x t x capital of london so it's not clear how high the rally will go. it's difficult at the moment but i see the round figures was obvious levels for gold fifteen hundred dollars now there is a broken through for three hundred would be the next level up from the above that you possibly got two thousand dollars which is
a massive increase in the online price of gold but you're seeing more and more traders buying futures contracts and i think most importantly why. i'm not going to push the price of gold it's questionable whether these contracts will be deliverable through the on line with is there's enough of the underlying asset there. to be able to be delivered if the futures contracts work. so it's a difficult situation for gold that we could come screaming back down if it does choose to sell off. time to have a look at the markets now asian stocks a mixed session have a nice new york does us investors shifted to commodities such as so. there are fears that the federal reserve plan to buy bonds could drive up inflation of commodities is seen by some as a safe haven here in russia and to choose a trading day on a positive note yes or me two percent my six and up over one percent higher gold
prices listed shares of precious metals companies hold on the r.t.s. any more than three percent draft of us was by far the biggest winner on the my sex is preferred stock soared over thirty percent without any corporate news. they were full of the world's financial system must continue in the view of president to me. speaking to journalists in south korea head of his visit to the capital seoul which of a to have said it's now the turn of the i.m.f. to face reform he said russia hopes to join your project with both korea's north and south cooperation could involve the gas sector power and transport industries into it if said russia kells an active participation price of south korean businessmen in developing east siberia and russia's far east. investigators chasing illegal money substitution or laundering so the main culprits are not banks but other industries like tourism and charities pawel of adney from the federal financial monitoring service says the global crisis has led to an upsurge in money
laundering in russia. since the financial crisis broke out we've noticed a lot of new ways for setting up illegal money transactions for example charity projects sometimes are used as a screen for money laundering then there is the tourism industry which the state is investigating at the moment quite recently we found out that push two transactions are used for illegal money operations we need to establish a more efficient system of control but to do it in a way that does not harm the financial development of the economy. and finally this hour sales of new cars and lights commercial vehicles in russia rose twenty two percent in the first ten months of this year compared to the same time a year ago he says of european businesses said in october alone sales jumped sixty two percent a total of one point five million units sold from january top taber in russia is well ahead of the forecast for one point six million cars for two thousand and ten
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as russia's law enforcement for celebrates its anniversary is being reprinted and reformed but there are fears it could take a lot more to police the police force has recently been marred by crimes committed by officers allegations of corruption. attacks on christians in israel and the palestinian autonomy on the increase at the hands of both jews and muslims keen to ensure that one switches their faith for the role of those who convert to unprotect christianity against new ones. you can always check out r.t. dot com for more analysis and features added back with more news in around thirty minutes time now the special report for. with the banks and supplies loaded the year's main event is about to kick off.