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three. three. three. three vote video for your media project free media r t v dot com. a bloody hand to georgia's day of rage against president saakashvili as heavily armed police put a brutal stop to public dissent. the world's wealthiest nation stormed wartime battleground to thrash out today's conflicts we reported from the g eight in france . to us judges are convicted of dishing out dodgy discipline making millions by throwing teenagers into private prisons for only very minor offenses. hot stuff in subzero seas and our latest antarctica report would meet the creatures calling the icy ocean home.
it is ten am in the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshua welcome to the program to georgia now where two dead and dozens hospitalized protesters in georgia have found out the hard way why they shouldn't speak out against their leadership police show little restraint in a crackdown on crowds who turn out for what's been called georgia's day of rage demanding that president saakashvili resign vote now across to our correspondent sarah ferguson got the latest for us from tbilisi so sara tell us what's the mood like in a georgian capital and can we expect more protests there. well certainly suggested this morning after the scenes of violence that we saw break out last night as the police violently dispersed the crowd of protesters and now the military parade for the day of independence which is today in georgia is going
ahead. the police presence on the ground very very great there's a lot of than about we knew that was going to happen we saw the numbers last night turning out to disperse crowds the discrepancy between the numbers of police and protesters really was extremely fast that was just after midnight this morning they entered into the crowd to break it up because they gathered outside the main parliament building and now they previously spent the last five days in a separate area outside one of the main t.v. studios in georgia where they've been calling for the president saakashvili government to what the opposition were calling an undemocratic leadership it's been tough to see the revolution because of the older generation that took part in that they've been fighting against pensions and rising food prices and it really made the scenes of violence all the more shocking last night to see as we said extremely
quick for the police to break up that probably saw a lot of arrests being made now the interior ministry said that they made a few dozen arrests that really i was with it was happening we saw many more than that even after the crowd had been the main area they were still pulling people out bleeding from some of the buildings and hanging past and they see people hadn't actually seen the need been involved in the main demonstration which had been taking place outside in the rain that we had seen a vision of the beatings of the crowds yesterday and she led the rally down from the area where they'd previously been to the place outside parliament and it wasn't actually sanctioned for the rally to be held there say right from the beginning yesterday there were suspicions that police were going to come in trying specify to . ahead of the military parade in the that is what happened it was just a few minutes after midnight when the sanctions for the protest run ran out. speaking just before the police and the crowds actually and she was the perhaps
negations we're going to go ahead now that really didn't seem to be much of that at school it was just a couple of minutes later the police that marched in from both sides. and thousands of police i spoke to colleagues who were here for the november two thousand and seven protests also and did it strongly violently and they said this time miles let's protest is even more police and also they used just as great. there are a lot of questions being asked about whether that sort of force was justifiable that they were completely undiscriminating and he did tax the journalists wanted a time when they entered if you're in that main area when it happens you need to get out of those spots as you can you certainly wouldn't want to be and not main bit outside of parliament i got midnight when they came in through the crowds the kids every was chaos they were hitting anyone inside driving people to the ground we saw a lot of people with injuries as we said a lot of the crowd the older generation or a lot of old people carrying some quite significant injuries that we saw really
very shocking indeed we can show you a bit more now from these events because we were seeing violence and photos. it was hailed by the opposition as the day that would determine george's future. people died as the greatest thing that ousting president saakashvili ended in violence and. a huge pools of riot police moved in on the crowd just minutes after midnight on georges day of independence. playthings to be a right that you have the right was the quote house in the middle of the maybe we've got police cars and that in the background here we go one on the other side so good then to say to a surrounded. as the police closed in water cannons were fired into the crowd rubber bullets and gas seriously injuring demonstrators and. a police officer was
killed when he was run over by a car and a protest the dies in front of the parliament. the scenes of violence all the more shocking given that many of those involved were of an older generation. we were standing peacefully when riot police keep me on to the ground and started beating me my relatives also suffered they smashed one of my friend's face and left another one. you can see from my face the kind of force they used and i think god i'm even alive these people don't value human life . it had been dubbed the silver revolution due to the older crowd. demonstrating against labor tensions rising food prices the five days they have been maintaining the building into police say before taking their protest to the main parliament. high initial numbers of protest is that the weekend of this peace
among the opposition parties and so it is they will lead through the streets on wednesday the crowds once again turned. the police to use force. probably in the streets to show just well and. demonstrate his will vastly outnumber the witnesses to the navy then the two thousand and seven protests in which these hundred were injured this time around police presence was even greater and the fools they used just this is the. questions are already being asked about whether the scale of force used was justifiable. many were arrested and many more injured the debris on the streets in remnants of the violent clash you can see they set up that main band from which the leaders of the opposition gave us a new look at another thing earlier on just before the fighting broke out was
saying she would maybe be holding negotiations that didn't happen they wanted out if that's the price that the ending how it started and things of violent surf see. all the events overnight add to a previous brutal crackdown by georgian police four years ago and tear gas and water cannon were also used to disperse thousands of demonstrators who turn against saakashvili his regime injuring six hundred people are discussing as are always they are and recalls the chaotic and terrifying scenes. now remember that we along with many other journalists were just outside the parliament building and then the next thing we know there were tear gas grenades flying everywhere immediately we couldn't see anything couldn't really draining it was chaos people running in all kinds of directions are being met by riot police truly started hammering dawn on them went there but just taking people to the ground beating them on their heads as
mass chaos everywhere it was people blocking it they couldn't even see anything because the tear gas was everywhere there were dozens of accidents of the media on the scene just tearing people away all of those that were injured we got in the first wave of the tear gas attack and then later our producer got hit in the head with a rubber bullet our camera crew also got struck by some of those rubber bullets it was utter chaos and madness but the most frightening thing about it perhaps was the fact that it was literally so unexpected the protest had been going on for days and nobody expected it to turn this violent this suddenly. our full coverage of a developing situation in georgia is a law in right now dot com and we've got news bureaus in else's house believe around on demonstrators demanding president saakashvili resignation there's always our teams twitter stream facebook which will keep you updated as
a whole. is . a paradise for the french in the lead at historic world war two sides of a c.n.n. vision of the g. eight machine the latest summit that's going in the normandy resort of divel shortly while leaders from the world's biggest economies prepare for business i do so now we previews what lies ahead. on the table the situation in libya the economy especially concerning the euro and of course the spring arab uprisings in fact for
the first time delegations from tunisia and egypt will be taking part in discussions with the working sessions will only begin much later today on the second day tomorrow the beginning of the summit has been allotted for leaders to meet on the sidelines and bilateral meetings president will sit down with rock obama their missile defense is expected to be discussed russia has raised concerns post signing of the strategic arms reduction treaty that america is not as and as transparent as it could be when it comes to its missile defense systems in europe also once again coming up the situation in libya russia raising concerns there that the resolution has been manipulated and it's now not just the mission about protecting civilians that will come up with president medvedev sits down with french president nicolas sarkozy of course france was one of the first countries to intervene and as host of the summit this year we here at r.t. have been analyzing how france's position on the world stage has changed and it's now playing a much bigger role at the g eight has gone full circle the last time the summit was
held in france eight years ago the agenda look almost the same. war the economy somewhere in the middle ages africa on the table then iraq and boosting the euro now it's movie and saving the euro. two thousand and three france had a very different stance on global politics then it was staunchly opposed to the u.s. invasion of iraq french fries quickly became freedom fries after france u.s. relations soured despite summit smiles but with the new french president came a new friend circles they rejected entirely the possibility of france playing a constructive role in a multi multi polar world and has aligned himself with the things. our the united states nowadays france is barking much louder with more soldiers involved in foreign military conflicts a growing bent ever before it's
a globalist more than colonies and it's not just the friends it's the whole. global plan to change governments as they want. france played a central role in ivory coast's bloody presidential stalemate and is considered the unspoken leader of the intervention in libya this brain so who is he wanted is to participate and to be one of the first. ruler western ruler to to go there and just for his political agenda critics say this new global policy was meant to win over french voters but hasn't worked france is kind of small united states with many interventions that are very costly and very little thinking about the relationship between rhetoric and the costs and costs is the
killer european countries are facing more and more protest over huge spending cuts in an attempt to lower deficits and save a drowning euro the sex scandal involving i.m.f. had done many extra come on might have knocked out a top contender competing against sarkozy for the presidency but experts say d.s. k. was toppled at the wrong time when you've still got worries about whether the euro will still be the currency of all these european countries in the next twelve to twenty four months and at the same time spending hundreds of millions forcing their way into libya conflict they don't see eye to eye but they going to try to regroup around. the idea that it's a humanitarian intervention and the u.n. resolution a resolution that china and russia didn't veto but a claim has been manipulated to suit western interests perhaps there will be an appearance of agreement but if there is an appearance of agreement in my mind it
will only be an appearance. appearance at the g. eight is hard not to notice the venue is usually some exclusive resort town where you can't hear protest over the euro and it's easy to forget bombs are falling in libya this year france is beautiful normandy was chosen to house leaders as they sit down to debate some of the world's ugliest problems and once again are faced with the question of whether the g eight can regroup on splitting issues and he's now a r t v fronts and around five minutes hours he's intrepid sean thomas gets hot on the trail on the south pole scientists. science and research in antarctica is not only done in the laboratories in fact most of it's done out here in the field or in this case of the ocean and john thomas you talk to god coming up we look at the lives of the scientists here. with well worth two million people in jail the u.s. has the highest prison population in the world but some are seeing the inside of
a cell because dodgy judges are getting payback from the private sector or he's got edged account reports on those dishing out justice or female. two pennsylvania judges have made a killing out of juvenile prisoners mark ciavarella and michael conahan were convicted of receiving kickbacks for more than two million dollars from the developers of several private detention centers but the real crime according to the parents is that these judges then sent more than five thousand children to those very facilities for crimes as small as finding on a school bus or posting a parody of their teacher on the web my kid. then. i. was a god the size of a no sandy fonzo seventeen year old son and work was a budding student and sportsman when he was arrested at an under-age party
judgeship around to look him up for six months shortly after he got out edward committed suicide he never looked into you know the whole picture of the kids like i said he'd wind them up one by one and sometime away she. said going to places. you know god knows what went on and then he throws them back and how does a kid deal with that you know my son just never recover from it eric so fancy was twelve when judgeship around let's send him to jail for two years for scratching his mom's car while joy writing for this young man was a teenager was locked up for months for throwing a piece of steak it is mom's boyfriend i really can't believe that being accused of something like seriously was all that was a huge people away the case of the two pennsylvania judges in bed with local private prisons could be just the tip of the iceberg a recent report revealed america's largest prison corporations poor hundreds of
thousands into the campaigns of governors state legislators and judges in the hope of advancing their agenda and it seems to be working the number of private prisons . in the us is growing rapidly all their money every penny they get is a taxpayer dollar that they get from the government and so what they do is they get they get the money from the government the house prisoners and they turn around and split and spend some of that money by giving it back into politicians that push the was and the policies we deposed more people the grocery war people being course free to write prisons so it's almost a money wandering account starwars they're making contributions to judges in the electoral politics it's sort of like a closed circuit you're making contributions to people who are making the laws and then you're making contributions to people who are forcing the law with a number of prisons up goes the number of prisoners the us has around two point three million people behind bars more than any other nation you've seen prison
populations pretty consistently over the last three decades move up a couple percent a year and you know unfortunately as a citizen that that's not the most exciting statistic however when you look at it from a business model perspective for the private operators it's clearly good news the good news for the prison business turned into a nightmare for thousands of under-age victims of the two judges in pennsylvania there's an incentive in private industry obviously to make money that's what providence history is for so there's an incentive to have more prisoners and incentive to keep those prisoners incarcerated for longer periods of time there's really no incentive for rehabilitation the incentive sought reversed this so called for kids seen as the mania just out reverse incentives can be and raise the question would get kids actually interested in sending people
away for a longer term thing keeping their benefactress private prisons or what justice can one county. i'm going to check out reporting from washington r.t. . well let's now take a look at some of the stories from around the world an air ambulance crash into a crowded stands will air in your interview scalpel killing ten people the aircraft was flying a critically ill patient to a hospital in new delhi minutes before landing the plane broke apart and caught fire before plunging into a house. crowds of greeks have showed they won't take further cuts quietly as fifteen thousand descended on the parliament building in athens after those protests in spain were demonstrators gathered in a similar display of anger a week ago heavily indebted greece is struggling to meet the terms of its massive bailout of creditors like germany is there any more cuts in the beleaguered country . and while greeks get mad at facing further economic pain americans are all
pumped up over skyrocketing fuel prices they are the kaiser report looks of why u.s. wars fueled by trying to secure oil reserves have had the opposite effect. on people who have prophylactic against excessive military spending the need to take the entire pentagon and slip into a giant condom to prophylactically insulate the american people from being impregnated by this ridiculously over bloated military spending which is causing inflation and closing of course all of those. going. to understand that. oh you. know. well it takes a certain kind of stamina to plunge into an icy ocean but it's all in
a day's work for the determined divers of antarctica and his latest report from the south pole shaun thomas meets the explorers keeping their cool in the name of science. a backwoods plunge into frigid antarctic waters certainly is not for the timid but this crew is making this dive a regular experience all in the name of science. the main purpose of our trip to antarctica is to establish a foundation for monitoring different species living on the bottom of the ocean we are studying the distribution of animals that live there and we are studying their nature each day during the short summer season this crew makes multiple trips out to sea where they get a firsthand look at what's below the surface. in this case one in the same biological community scritches from a depth of five it's almost fifty metres there are certain variations but mostly the picture is the same it's impossible to say anything now it's too early to draw any conclusions we've got too little information just one sectional view working
out of the cars the waters of antarctica will not only help scientists identify the types of animals living here but by coming back over time they can study subtle changes in the environment and how the animals are affected by those changes and in three to five years we will repeat our gita collection and we can establish whether there have been any changes some animals might have gone and others me have replaced them we can establish why maybe there are some climatic changes that lead to changes among the populations so it'll indicate whether it's got colder or warmer year they come up with can at times seem a bit questionable if not simply messy while other times they're catch is quite clear but in all cases important to their research so what is logged in ships to russia what is then catalogue and still sometimes new discoveries are made constantly and cataloguing many new types of muscles my colleagues are doing the same we're always finding new and absolutely unknown species proving that there is
still much more work to be done in one of the world's coldest ecosystems start to chant thomas martini. more stories from the south pole and we'll bring you his reports over the next few days here on our team. in the world. one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is antarctica and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean thomas discovers what makes antarctica so special and attractive for many wildlife in antarctica is both in the flood zone. expeditions in the bottom of your artistry. and just your own as katrina hopes will bring you the latest news from the world of business.
hello and welcome to the business bulletin with. the exploration of russia's oil and gas rich pic shelf is back on track as british oil major b.p. falls by the wayside state run rosneft is considering shell as a backup the talks come days off the russian's energy minister said said the strategic alliance between rosneft and b.p. is unlikely to be revived after the break of rosneft said it would look for a new partner with a competent knology to drill the arctic bottom like b.p. shell says the share spot with rosneft is not under consideration shell already holds a stake in the gazprom led holland to project in russia's far east. the south stream
gas pipeline is in focus in brussels the main players behind the deal a lobbying european pal of parliament to give the final go ahead for the multi-billion dollar project the european commission says it supports in the pipeline but there's still a long way to go tatiana pollak over takes up the story from gazprom as moscow headquarters. has become a battle of wills with gazprom and it sounds trim partners on one side and the european commission on the other south korean say they're ready to start building the e.u. has put a spanner in the works with its new energy market legislation south stream and it is on e.u. territory it's valid beatup trip to search it into a market pitch it is a pipeline into the subject is that internal market with if those three in for example gives access to get this independent active in russia turns out it was
a good deal of our own peculiar namely that it was vacation of woods and counter parties that means a stronger contribution to you q public education efforts there is a lot at stake for gas from and its partners are you approaching this do you see a lot has been debated of all the necessity of a new person and into europe scarce infrastructure in the last decade and the only partner which took risks and obligations for building against transportation approved has been and still is russia these troops but of the only thing that russia will be a partner who can be relied on in the twentieth century were able to supply to europe as it will need. this meeting in brussels won't be the last waiting in the wings is the rival nabucco pipeline aimed at bypassing russia it's been granted an exclusion from the new e.u. rules something russia is not happy with but your mechanical business are too.
let's take a look at the markets now crude prices are trading moderately higher this hour of weakness in the dollar is weighing on the market despite the u.s. proposing rising inventories and disappointing economic downs that across asia japanese stocks are climbing sharply with energy majors among the top getting is riding on an overnight recovery and oil prices japan petroleum corporation is adding almost five percent this hour hong kong shares are also in the black after a three day losing streak the resource sector is in the lead by higher commodity prices. petro china adding almost one percent this hour. and here in moscow the trading system on the r.t.s. has kicked off in the first few minutes the index has gained almost at the same m i six well i've been in less than five minutes and we'll bring you that shortly it closed in the black on wednesday. and all of business for now we'll have more few in just under an hour's time stay with us the headlines now.