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but the week headlines here this is the weekly with me rule research showing at least seven hundred people have been arrested after a police crackdown on the ongoing and wall street demonstrations in new york dubbed the occupy wall street movement they say they're protesting against the tremendous influence and misdeeds of corporations and billionaires. investigates. this clash and confrontation between and why he d. the new york city police department and thousands of protesters took place on the brooklyn bridge the police showed up and basically cornered off both sides of the brooklyn bridge and started to move in on the protesters to make arrests that's when things got ugly to say the least the protesters were were banging drums and
chanting the whole world is watching police moved in they were how the wagons brought to the scene and things got very physical and this is just the most recent incident that is taking place in new york in the past weeks the last weekend we saw demonstrators that most in the these five police officers police officers are using adding to our rights demonstrators that have been camped out on wall street now these protesters have been demonstrating for about two weeks this is a group occupy wall street a group of americans that have called on all those that are frustrated over the u.s. economy over the fact that people are losing their jobs people can't get their jobs people are struggling to find money to to make ends meet and these americans are now saying this is their their american spring and there are they are planning to stay down there through the end of the year and i can tell you this week by week
the. more. i see where this week's headlines have been made that if hootin tootin made that it the news of the jumps was brought up polemic switch russia hasn't seen for quite some time while some criticised others applauded the tandems deal and the kings of photo shop rolled out some of their best work yet with the general mood being that the deal had been done long ago but it was an exciting for just a few days until the first rich shuffles in the corridors of power began to move
you know if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president if you can resign what's the. purpose of my opinions do differ from yours but only take such a decision after i've talked to the prime minister. or most of social skill and you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions. so the surprise right now between the president and putin's longtime ally aleksey could rent left many questioning is there a split in the tandem at the solution is the situation with mr cooder it is a matter of discipline in government service we are a presidential republic not a parliamentary one it implements the president's policy if you don't agree you should step down meanwhile many read it not as a sign of a split but of a new maturity in russia's democracy i believe is almost were mostly
a wish for think all the bottles are born else these people probably remember the times of the horrible overthrow when there was a rift inside the port of bureau which ultimately was one of the reasons for the collapse of the u.s.s.r. and i remember before coming to power there gave an interview where he basically said that russia will not survive another conflict inside bailey it's the big news of putin yet again running for president brought up so many questions that may trim it bet if had to meet. t.v. hats to cross the t.'s and dot the ice. of course it's nice to know that people trust me as president and that my approval rating is quite high under current circumstances but i also know that prime minister putin undoubtedly remains the most popular politician in our country and his rating is even higher. the election campaign has just started ask ourselves a simple question what if our people rejected. him what will happen to these
decisions by the convention because these decisions are merely the party's recommendation to vote for those people that's all the choice is made by the people and these are not me a word to top saluki true any politician and any political field may lose an election but many questions are still in the air just like why would a politician like nutriment vantive whose approval rating is still so high in russia not seek reelection and what will the face of the new cabinet of ministers look like under him should he become pm immediately after the united russia congress many rejoiced in the fact that the country's top political is finally over and they can go about their usual business but this week has shown that when it comes to the chess game of process and politics there are many more moves to be made before the final makeup of the new government is no it's to do that show on our team. just after president here showed x.
finance minister in the door fears arose that the dismissal could throw the russian economy into stagnation however london based a russian expert martin mccauley thinks the country has the potential to overcome financial. russia is in a pretty good economic situation at present if you look at the oil revenues if you do good if you do good girl. is a very strong position. the. second russia. because it has reserves four hundred billion dollars. it can take. but at present you could only situation is. quite good because the i.m.f. is expecting something like four percent growth this year which is vastly superior to the european union america. you're watching the weekly here on c.n.n. still to come in the program here months after the overthrow of president hosni
mubarak whether objections managed to get what they were fighting for. the end game is rapidly approaching for greece as its government admits the only house the cash to pay its bills for eight more days after which the only option will be a default in response the e.u. bureaucratic machine into gear in an all out effort to release more cash for athens this as french president nicolas sarkozy admits that the much criticized bail out of the blocks the last line of defense in preventing the crisis from consuming the eurozone germany's angela merkel also announced a meeting in the coming days to finalize a radical expansion of the blocks emergency cash but is also used reports it may come to nothing. under the weight of unprecedented. greece has been the place the child of the year. with. the country looks
that's to get that much needed cash. with the help conditions and hearing people say the price being made to pay simply by burning that. is dead. day for the first to be hit with the greek government's new special tax it's one of the measures they put in place to try to secure the next tranche of money the country needs to avoid bankruptcy the extra tax which is about another three percent from people's annual income supposed to help plug some of the massive deficit in the budget nothing more than a year's salary cuts rises in living costs people have already at breaking point the last two years almost everybody has at least thirty percent of his salary or. era cost analysis from the opposition movement in title pay he tells me how the
medium an expanded rapidly in recent months as more and more people hit that financial wall before. most of the people who are offering because they want to protest against the situation know there are flowers ones and dozens of people who will not because of. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece the violence has repeatedly prey can out between riot place protest is. even more clashes his parliamentary feted in yet another austerity measure in the fall of any property tax. or organizing or. to put goodies on there are. just for very strong critics do not need. many people in greece now question just here it is the thing control unfortunately very very early in your resume are the bankers.
is mr from european central bank banker. shareholders are not. called to pay again and again and again are the secret service. taxpayers in the euro zone despite germany having baited positively to expand the size and power of the european pan out fund already critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn to the many challenges you still face the problem will move from. other european countries then to german banks. even germany. you know. will be affected you will find the solution to just. being with cost measures failing to have the facts in this political leaders continue to
struggle to convince the public the truth. still hangs in the balance with these protests. continue many people hate the greece is a country now at risk of having not only a financial but a democratic deficit as well sir. outside the parliament building in athens. and rushing to intervene in the greek crisis officials are offering solutions that will only make matters worse the opinion of british. you cannot tax your way out of recession or depression it simply isn't possible and the great winston churchill's quotes on this trying to tax your way out of a recession is like trying to lift yourself up in a bucket by the handle they simply call and this soon is the politicians the bureaucrats nobody else face the truth of this crisis the sooner we can start to get out of it people are beginning to understand that they will be better off by
defaulting on what we need to do the rest of the european union the eurozone and indeed the i.m.f. is to help them in a stable controls default in the same way the forces argentina did in two thousand and two only without a complete and total collapse telling the structured way the your opinion isn't part of the solution here the use european union is part of the problem it's the european union in the eurozone which has created this terrible cataclysmic problem so no it's not part of the solution mr berg so least of all but sometimes it's easier for governments to stifle protest rather bray said following a summer of demonstrations in london the locals there find themselves gagged by their own government after a large chunk of the city by a protest. you without see now violence flared up again this week around cause of those northern border as nato troops attempted to dismantle serbian
roadblock local serbs don't recognize the pristina administration as they have a juvenile thora and have barricaded roads to disputed checkpoints that albanian seized earlier with the help of k. four troops. went to cause of to witness the battle. in some parts of the world this rocky road would probably be part of an extreme safari hold in kosovo it is now a fighting chance if. ever says july's border dispute many lives have been dependent on this godforsaken grable road through the mountains now this is the only way that belgrade can use to deliver food and petrol to the tens of thousands of serbs living in northern kosovo the course of the serbs have been barricaded in the road since july in response to the console police checkpoints which enforced a trade embargo between belgrade and of itself on tuesday the situation turned critical again clashes between the barricading serbs and the k.
four troops led to multiple injuries on both sides ok for blame the cause of a serbs for starting the violence but injured alexandre a father of two saw it differently. we were standing by the barricade when the soldiers started shouting and shooting at us i didn't know what they were shooting with so i got scared and started running away and i was hit on the shoulder and it turned out to be a perforating wound of my lung nato forces also claimed they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting mob this was quickly rejected by doctors in. fuelling speculation as to who started. forty seven men and have a condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises there were not wounds from rubber bullets not a single of them had a rubber all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies delegation. to eternal fighting. every day to the
serbs but they came too late to turn their trucks pulled up at the border crossing before had already forced the barricades how exactly nato troops managed to disregard the un's plans is unknown but they quickly set up at the limits to their weapon. that journalists and issued should do q. who would have for anyone trying to penetrate it they've totally and openly stepped out of there you want to mandate and they're really really now just like during one nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when they were at the air force for the albanian separatists are now acting as their infantry so this is what we have this is clear breach of the u.n. charter and of the resolution twelve forty four it's totally destroyed there are standing as any sort of mediator belgrade has reacted with indignation and halted negotiations with kosovo until the dispute is resolved meanwhile gate for refuses to comment on their actions and bulldozed their border barricades the border is
open now to sort of trucks blocking a breach just sweet is the way to destroy block suggest this battle is far from over better is like this one are scattered all across northern kosovo and they pretty much reflect the mood of the local serbs it seems they would never give in and accept the fact that they're living in a self-proclaimed state and in this book canyon melting pot nobody knows where this standoff go. or become yet another frozen territorial dispute let's. see reporting from kosovo. meantime balkans political expert marco gasket you told us here at r.t. that nato moved in to cause of only to push his own interests and keep a military presence in the region. i do hope that the international criminal court will will have a look at least since the international criminal court claims to be very interested in the way civilians are treated i hope that they won't make an exception for
western powers in the way they treat civilians they've decided who they want to sponsor they want to sponsor the greater albanian project through which they see their own interest they see cambone still the biggest military base in the world having a permanent presence in the heart of europe for t.g.t. located completing that encircled of russia which is always one of the serious aspects of the game plan and that's what they're about they're about controlling the flow of oil controlling the security of energy supplies through this part of the region they're about control nato is about control of territory and control of resources that's why they can stay on the side of those whose country it was not they will reward the all good steelers and the great albanian terrorists with a country because then the albanian maffia over the big time that's the nato plan. this is r.t. live from moscow with me for more stories comments and videos always find them on our website r.t. dot com for example fields of despair i thousands of farmers in india taking their
own lives are being devastated by one of the driest seasons in decades. and preparing for the great flood noah's ark sails again thanks to a dutch family who promise free seats for all just in case of emergency. now we're twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow this is the weekly revolutionary euphoria in egypt back in february soon give way to disillusionment with both the people and political forces dissatisfied with the way the country is being run of course this being post mubarak many feel let down by the transitional military council which is so far failed to implement promised democratic reform party's and he said now i went to cairo to find out. that was it was we knew that
change had come to egypt a new chapter of freedom and democracy don't judge a book by its cover when reading post mubarak egypt it's between the lines where you find a new chapter hasn't been published ended or slightly revised we still have the supreme council of the armed forces those are all orders i cannot say that they have been. in any sense giving this country towards democracy barak may be gone but his policies are not for hosni mubarak's case is ongoing at this tribe you know new figures from human rights watch claims more civilians have been forced to face military trials last six months some twelve thousand during the entire thirty year rule of mubarak average civilians are giving five to you know seven years in prison a lot of torture has now kurd since skaf has come into power. actor
only somebody doesn't clown around when it comes to the supreme council or skaf he has taken part in protests since day one and still has scars from being detained because looks were much worse a set of very long they told people they had to stick and hold me from it after that i was shot with a stun gun beaten with a baton the head released only because i'm well known now i'm not allowed to leave the country for thirty years according to law if i. i have to seek asylum but all to stay and fight for freedom like mubarak skaf gets the supported needs to rule egypt from brawn to the aid that we get from the us that one point five billion a year that easier to seize from from the usa. most of it entirely goes to the supreme court to the to the army you know the scout and while the west coast history books will change for the better the arab spring is
a massive opportunity to spread peace prosperity democracy egypt sions are left reading the writing on the wall in many areas it's the same as before don't want to run in some areas it's getting more worse and he's now a r t congress. one of the khadafi strongholds stands on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe a red cross aid workers who have managed to bring vital medicine to the coastal city of sort of to describe the situation there as. a team also said they saw the city hospital being hit by rockets meanwhile libyan a revolutionary forces say they have surrounded and are preparing a final assault on khadafi loyalists that the chairman of the national transitional council said his fighters called a two day truce to let civilians leave however heavy rocket and mortar fire reportedly continues with nato planes roaring over professor of political science
powers and says there is no victory for the revolutionaries or only allies it's. clearly what's happening right now is intervention on this side. one group in a civil war the winning side because nato supported nato clearly won the war and now probably wants to make sure that there's no internal opposition even though there are people dying because of nature military actions massacres it's very unlikely that the people responsible could be held accountable and the international court of justice. and the situation is that heating up in another rest of the region palestine fosters hopes for a u.n. statehood israel is approving more settlements on occupied territory coming up just a little bit later today a special report about israeli peace activists who are taking a stand against their own country's policy which they see as illegal for
a preview. very first verses of the bible that all human beings are created but settlement of came in god's image and it doesn't say just jews or non jews. sixty to seventy percent of what i did as a combat soldier in the occupied territories was to do with deterrence doing what we call making our presence felt to go out should somebody so they hear a knock on some doors run to the other corner invade another. religion and nationalism not just judaism have been a part of the problem. part of what leads to. a few more. thousand four hundred people in a month and you want to expect that this will have no effect until a feat you have to be either extremely naive or extremely stupid. a
religious jew calling another jew. the way they really did it. could have you with us today this is their weekly here on out see now the right to protest is something the u.k. has long up held and defended it was the british government slaps a month long marching band on several london districts there are those who want you that civil liberties are under attack lower and it has more on this. the view of workers activists on the home office ban on marching is clear it's an attack on the basic democratic rights in this country through september in six areas of london anyone marching like these people did last winter is liable to be arrested and fined or even imprisoned. the ban was prompted by plans by the anti muslim english defense league seen here in luton in february
to march through tower hamlets the area with the highest concentration of muslims in the country but instead of banning one march on one day the home office banned all marches in six bars for an entire month activist richard seymour sees a wider motive wants a bias past doesn't necessarily mean to say that march isn't going to happen it just means that the police more powers and that's part of the wider problem but if you're restricted to a static demonstration the police have a right to pen you in. a restroom very. small princes or non-offensive these people behind me are amongst the lucky few they still can march just by pure accident of geography we're here in lumberton which is not one of the six bars affected by the battle but if as many fear the government extend and widen the ban to take in more parts of london the scenes that you see behind me both small and large marches through london and many other cities across the
country could be a thing of the past the band comes hot on the heels of widespread rioting in many english cities in august it also coincides with the introduction of government austerity measures which some say amounts to the dismantling of the entire welfare state many say public fear of civil unrest is being manipulated to prevent unions from turning out to protest fierce cuts and pat. reagan from the workers revolutionary party says it's just the tip of the iceberg to the talking about area curfews that talk about shutting down facebook social network sites they're talking about it or your civil war measures because what they're doing in britain is creating a historic change in which inevitably. the majority of the population will oppose them freedom of expression and dissociation are enshrined in u.k. and european law with the u.k.
renowned for its powerful union organizations but the ban gives police the ultimate power to step in and arrest demonstrators merely for exercising their right to speak out against the government and that's a dangerous precedent to set your emmett's r.t. london. ok this is the weekly at r.t. live from moscow with me role research right back in a moment with a recap of our top stories. well the british. market. what's really happening to the global economy. headlines tune in to watch.
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