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featuring the stories that made headlines this week you're watching the weekly with me rory sushi police in new york a volley dispersed and sea wall street rally arresting more than seven hundred people after a dramatic showdown on brooklyn bridge thousands joined the movement dubbed the occupy wall street in protest against what they call as corporate domination and as i explained the action of police is likely to bring more anger to the streets of new york. 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 having wagons brought to the scene and things got very physical and this is just the most recent incident that has taken place in new york in the past two weeks last weekend we saw demonstrators get maced in the knees five police officers police officers using netting 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
this group of demonstrators that you know call themselves out of wall street this group is getting bigger and bigger there's no doubt about that. autism report nine reporting right there what i mean time twenty four people have now been arrested in boston after the protest spread out there as well check out the pictures on our web site thousands have been rallying near the bank of america's main office there angered at the company's repossession policies that are turning people out onto the streets who log on to r.t. dot com you can check out all the latest pictures on our top story. ready to host and author stephen leatherman says the ever expanding protest shows awareness is growing among americans that the country is run by people they never elected whoever controls the power of money supremes power they had controls everything controls war and peace all new sets rose again j.p. morgan chase they have america they were only here on this ass to start people own
streets across america after i understand lives and they have to demand that the power of money return to congress is article one section eight series always congress is the point money doesn't see. this is a big of america all lead to congress if there is return to congress they will have to produce to both atheists and the power of money will go back to the people we're a lot. meantime james corporate editor of the independent news website colbert report dot com he says that the police brutality could provoke an escalation of violence. there could be that possibility of escalation at this moment i would say that the momentum and the probably the p.r. win is on the protester side because no one likes to see the police going in and breaking up a peaceful protest movements like that into specially now that we're getting
reports that the protesters were actually lured on to the bridge and then trapped it's quite obvious by this point that the monetary system itself needs reform but i think if we leave that in the hands of the regulators and the people who have been in charge of the system they're really just going to try to consolidate more power for themselves so we see that for example playing out in the euro zone by the european central bank arguing for more power rather than less power because because they need more power to him to further consolidate the euro zone into a coherent whole that's the argument that they're trying to use and i think what these protests movements indicate is that it is an acknowledgment on the people's part to and that that that can't be allowed to continue because if it does then just more and more of these types of things will continue to happen is the power coalesce is into fewer and fewer hands. discontent being seen in the u.s. indicates that something is going very wrong in the way the country's world that's the view of prominent author and professor chomsky his full interview is coming up next hour here. on the streets consumed. sure.
well so right so. much like. two thirds of the public thinks the entire congress would be thrown out means that the system isn't working and the public knows the popularity of a favorable rating for congress and single. person on the same runs across all of them. it's a very widespread sense that everything is going wrong in the credit system is just not functioning. without a lot from moscow now this week's headlines in russia have been dominated by the planned. reshuffle in the putin many of you have tied them coarsely a sudden departure of the finance minister it prompted an unexpected interview from the president as he clarified his decision not to run for office again but as. reports the pre-election period in russia may still hold even further surprises. i
think this week's headlines have been told that if putin putin 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 if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president you can resign. because of my opinions do differ from yours but only take such a decision after i've talked to the prime minister has been the most absolutely you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions and you're bringing them the surprise right now
between the president and putin's longtime ally aleksey could read left many questioning is there and split in the tandem at the solution 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 wrong most were mostly a wish for thing carol all the bottles are born else these people probably remember the times of the hobo overthrow for there was a rift inside the port of buell which ultimately was one of the reasons for the collapse of the u.s.s.r. and i remember before coming to power generator gave an interview where he basically said that russia will not survive another conflict inside believes so from the very beginning i do believe that there was
a serious rift the big news of putin yet again running for proud. didn't brought up so many questions that me trim it very difficult to meet top t.v. hats to cross the t.'s and dot the i's. 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. 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 choices made by the people pushing us and these are not me a word to top saluki true any politician of any political field may lose an election but many questions are still in the air like why would a politician like nixon advantage of his 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. if you want to hear the president medvedev gave to the russian media in full just log on right now to our website our dot com and i still have a few in the program here on our to the strike state for the future of palestine is clouded in the shadow of the u.s. veto hanging over its u.n. security council also. reviving their revolution eight months after the toppling of
president hosni mubarak. so you look at whether or egyptians money. for. this is that weekly here on tuesday a debt ridden greece tighten its belt even further to please its creditors the country's government approved a brand new property tax the move received an angry response from greeks who are already burdened by austerity meanwhile the decision on another portion of the rescue package is still being delayed international inspectors are in athens right now they're assessing whether greece deserves a cash injection the last chance for the country to avoid a default because r.t. sarah furthur reports the public remains convinced that the relentless austerity policy is only making things worse. greece has been the poster child of the year. with germany to expand the bailout fund the country looks to get that much needed cash injection with the help condition here in greece that people say the price of
being made to pay them. burning that. is deadline day for the first to be hit with the greek government special tax is one of the measures they it's 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. supposed to help plug some of the massive deficit in the budget to more than a year's salary cuts rises in living costs people here already at breaking point the last two years. of. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot police protesters. even more
clashes parliament voted in yet another. full. i think the property tax where organizing all of this desirous to put goodies out there are a mess just for political reasons grass and bricks do not need i.m.f. many people in greece now question just here it is the thing control unfortunately today very a leaders in your resume are the bankers. from. shareholders being. given again and again all of the. taxpayers in the eurozone despite germany having dated positively to expand the size and power of the european pan out to fund already critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn to the many challenges you still face
the problem who will move from. other european countries then the german banks to the end. even germany. will be you know. will be affected. it's not just for greece but for all the european union countries with past measures failing to have the facts in its political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public the euro is a still hangs in the balance with these protests. continue many people hated it greece is a country now at risk of having not only a financial but it democratic deficit as well. outside the parliament building in athens just on a quarter past the hour here in moscow this is the weekly and egypt's ruling military council has given in to the demands of protesters and political parties by
agreeing to make changes to the election law fears current rules could actually enable supporters of the ousted president mubarak to come back to power in november parliamentary elections the decision that comes after friday's massive protests thousands thronged to or square attempt to reclaim the resolution demanding a transfer of power to civilian rule and an end to emergency long parties and he said i went to cairo to see what else is driving people back out onto the streets. this 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'll find the new chapter hasn't been published ended or slightly revised we still have the supreme council of the on poor souls of those. i cannot say that they have been. in any sense gearing this country towards democracy barak may be
gone but his policies are not that hosni mubarak's case is ongoing at this tribe you know new figures from human rights watch claims more civilians have been forced face military trial for the 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 occurred since scaf has come into power. actor only somebody doesn't clown around when it comes to the supreme council or scaf he has taken part in protests since day one and still has scars from being detained because the verdicts were much worse he said very long they told people they had to stick it hold me for months after that i was shot with a stun gun and beaten with a baton on the head least only because i'm well known and now must allow to leave
the country for thirty years according to you know if i have to seek asylum but all stay fight for freedom like mubarak skaf gets the support it needs to rule egypt from brawn to the aid that we get from the u.s. that one point five billion a year the easier to seize from from the usa. and most of it entirely goes to the to the supreme court to the to the army you know the scout and while the. west boost 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 from areas it's getting more worse and he's now a r t. you are with the libyan city of plunging deeper
into a humanitarian crisis or the battle for one of khadafi has few remaining strongholds and shows no signs of abating on saturday revolutionary forces claim they have completely surrounded the colonel's hometown and that is loyalist forces were being slowly pushed out meanwhile thousands are fleeing the city city driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of vital supplies aid agencies say those injured and trapped are in desperate need of medical help people dying in the main hospital because of oxygen and fuel shortages antiwar activist brian becker says nato has declared mission to protect civilians is now more questionable than ever. clearly they're not protecting civilians when they're bombing cities that are considered to be pro khadafi when they're killing people not because they've done something wrong but because their own political beliefs are contrary to what nato wants in terms of the kind of government they want for libya so i think that they need to be brought to
justice i think though unless there's a very strong international movement for human rights in this instance i think it's unlikely they will be brought to court but the goal of the nato powers is to carry out regime change so that the khadafy government is gone once and forever and that there will be a new government that will not necessarily be more democratic or more humane but will be an ally or i would say in fact a proxy a client perhaps a puppet of western powers in this country that has the largest oil reserves in all about africa the ninth largest oil reserves in the world. meantime russia's foreign minister has warned against allowing a libya style situation in syria where the internal conflict continues this week western countries dropped calls for immediate un sanctions against the assad regime following criticism from russia which says negotiations are the only way forward. when you will but. we cannot support the projects that is being pushed through by
western countries and it is among other things to do with the libyan experience we ask what the next strategy is how have you calculated your next steps the answer we get is that we haven't thought about it yet but president assad needs to go we need to drive him into a corner with sanctions he should go first and then we'll see it's a very simple but i believe not very reliable strategy if it can be called a strategy at all but surely we should and you can always find out more stories and comments and videos on our website r.t. dot com here's some of the items we have lined up for you there right now topless tactic. group speaks out against what they say are you a plan to make ukraine a destination for sex tourists during the euro two thousand and twelve plus. operation fury in russia after an off the priest calls for schools to ban the literary classics by. encouraging pedophilia i'll find out why he wants to do that
at our dot com. with the stories of the made headlines this week this is the weekly on r t flared up over the past few days again around cause of those northern border happened as nato troops attempted to dismantle. roadblock several serbs were wounded amid claims the alliance led forces were using live ammunition the local serbs had a barricaded the road to disputed checkpoints that albanians seized earlier with the help of k. four troops. he has the story from within. in some parts of the world this walking road would probably be part of an extreme safari impossible it is now a quite. 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 police checkpoints which enforced the 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. starting the violence but. 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. fuelling speculation as to who started. seven man and have a condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies nato troops weekly set up at the limits to their weapons and journalists and issued. for anyone trying to penetrate it they've totally and openly stepped out of the u.n. mandate and there really really now just like during one nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there were the air force for the albanian separatists are now acting as their infantry belgrade has reacted with indignation and halted negotiations with calls. until the dispute is resolved meanwhile gage for refuses to comment on their actions. to barricade the border is open to syria
trucks blocking a breach just the way to destroy suggests this battle is far from over better is like this one are scattered all across northern of course civil war 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 melting board nobody knows where this. group or become we get another frozen territorial dispute let's. see reporting from kosovo. well actually bringing constant updates on this developing story from cause of oh you can just head over to twitter feed to get the latest from him on this border dispute have a look now you can see one of his tweets he says that there are reports in western cause of earth that albanians have killed and wounded his son making it the first ethnic crime like this in about seven years. this is that we see a special admissions committee for the u.n.
security council has held its first meeting over the bid by palestinians for statehood it was put forward for consideration this week with a review period expected to take several weeks a total of nine out of fifteen votes in the security council needed to push the application through as long as no return is used at this stage analysts believe america will try to stall the process u.s. lawmakers have already blocked two hundred million dollars in aid to the palestinian authority allegedly as a collective punishment for making it appear that israel has yet again come under fire from much of the world community after approving yet more settlement on occupied palestinian territory. who co-founded the israeli committee against house demolitions told us that israel doesn't need. so long as it's got support from the big. you've got half a million israelis more than half a million living in the occupied territories i can't possibly see how you go she
asians are going to end israel's occupation i don't see any pressures to get a half a million people out and i think that's what abbas is saying go she is are useless either you get out of our territory period or they are there's no point in going on with the process i don't think israel has anything to worry about from its point of view there are three countries that matter the other hundred ninety are irrelevant the three countries are the united states britain and germany as long as they prevent saying sions and provide this umbrella for israel is you know it's nothing to worry about who's going to sanction it who's going to force it to get out who's going to put pressures on israel when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has told our big that he's concerned the u.s. will pressure the u.n. security council members to vote against the bit of the full interview coming up on monday here on out. we knew in advance and we were officially
notified that washington will use its veto during the voting in a bid it's clear that the u.s. as the dominant world power wants to extend its support to israel but what concerns us most is that the u.s. wants to force all the countries that took part in the general assembly to begin smaller in particular the members of the u.n. security council to vote against palestinian membership in the u.n. but this is the key concern for us all the member states of the security council have the right to use all as i would put it misused their right to vote he said of course such a decision will be regrettable. yeah you can see that interview on monday here on arts here top stories now just a moment away to stay with us. to .
showing the week's top stories of the arab spring. police use of force to disperse . street protests. people taking part and. quickly. across the country. also in the week's top stories here on our president explained not to run for a second so. his comments come in a surprising to you that stirred up debate about the country's political future. on the. border with northern. checkpoint several people.
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