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vital supplies amid ongoing fighting something experts say makes nato mission to protect civilians more questionable than ever. watching r t coming to you live from central moscow good to have you with us now for top story hundreds of protesters are back on wall street a day after police violently dispersed a rally on the brooklyn bridge more than seven hundred people were arrested in what was a dramatic showdown well the movement dubbed occupy wall street consists of thousands angry at what they call corporate domination. of morton i explain is the action of police is likely to bring more anger to the streets of new york and beyond. right about now most of the protesters that were arrested from what we're being told more than seven hundred of them have been released or in the process of being released
from prison from where they were being held i spoke with one of the protesters who said he wasn't sure if he could come on camera because he has to speak with his lawyer first all of these folks are being charged with disorderly conduct but as we could tell from the video and the images that were taken on saturday this was quite a clash a clash between thousands of americans that began their demonstration at a park by a wall street and then walked onto the brooklyn bridge we can't deny the fact that the media in the u.s. is covering it they are but how they're covering it is a different story for example i just want to show you the front page of the new york times from this sunday ok mind you one new york times reporter journalist was arrested in this protest that took place now here the biggest picture is of one protester in syria and right down here is a little picture of all the new york city protesters that were arrested on the brooklyn bridge so you could see the comparison why they decided to make that
decision i have no clue but many critics do believe that the mainstream media are either trying to take credibility away from all these demonstrators or not give them ample coverage maybe make it a very short story and in the meantime though these protesters that are part of what's called occupy wall street say they are determined to continue to continue demonstrating camping out by wall street that's where they have been for the past two weeks now this incident that we saw erupt in new york on saturday was the most recent one but it's not the first one just last weekend we saw cops and demonstrators clashed out by wall street several women were maced in the face by a police officer others were arrested there was a confrontation. and physical confrontation between police officers and the demonstrators by this occupy wall street group isn't limited to new york city there
are demonstrations now taking place in los angeles taking place in boston taking place in other cities throughout the country radio host and author stephen lemmon says the ever expanding protests shows awareness is growing among americans that the country is run by people they never elected who everyone controls the power of money is supreme power they had controls everything control the war and peace only stairs rose the government j.p. morgan chase baker of america and they were only dealing with this as they start the people on the streets across america and to understand lives and they have to demand that the power of money return to a congress is article one section eight series all of the congress has the power to coin money does it say g.b. morgan this is a big american all leaving congress those who then crowd is returning to congress
they will help approach this that both atheists and the power of money will go back to the people who were blogs sara flounders from activist group international action center says the u.s. is preaching democracy around the world while violently dispersing rallies at home . this is really a police effort to shut down mass dissent here is the us government that claims to speak for democracy all over the world while dropping bombs on people in many many countries and here at home when people are involved in democratic protests and demonstrations against the domination of wall street representing really the interests of the vast majority of people the latest polls today's show that seventy five percent of the population is sympathetic to these protests. thousands have marched through the northern british city of manchester in another protest at a sarah t. caught support like services and pensions the rally in opposition to the governing coalition and organized by trade unions coincided with
a really conservative party's conference in the city artie's lorem it was there for us. the conservative casa conference was a star say ten months and the moment that politicians and delegates started to arrive this happens with open eyes estimated thirty thousand people are turning out for this march through the streets of manchester to protest what the coalition government doing in the way of and you've literally got full force of people hey you've got the older generation saying hands off pensions the sort of middle aged generation who say about their job see it because as money to public services is last you've got to very very young who are worried that some things like necessary means that its provisions for education will be cause and of course manchester have a massive student population so you've got a lot of students turned out much like in all the marches that we've seen across the country turned out to protest against the rising cost of education so i spake
to some of the people who are here to us and just why they thought it was important was a ten hour day and here's what they told me i think it's important that we send a message to the movement to covering all scored in particular that the people on the roads opposed to the school could still be so this is about. to put in so that the government knows it would join the people opposed to what we do for you she will show you. the pages to show that if you join the keep the child schools that what it meant to try and build a movement what the bring this government down and bring in a government that doesn't offer working people now looks in a bind is that you can see here around me are calling for a strike on the thirty if it's made by they calling for a general strike for the public sector workers to down to leave was say the government just exactly what it would be like a public sector workers didn't in fact show up for work in the morning see that's what they're planning to do a lot of the biggest unions in the country in unison yes they have all turned out
here today to say we will down tools in the that it's an event but unless you promise that you're going to make these deep cuts in public that's a fine. the rule. of the discontent in the u.k. is only now gathering pace but protests and debt ridden greece have been going on now for months economic doomsday closer for athens with a vital rescue payment delayed of a country quickly running out of cash. last strive for statehood the future of palestine is clouded in a tree with a shot of an imminent u.s. veto hanging over its bid at the u.n. security council. well this week's headlines in russia have been dominated by the planned reshuffle and the putin medvedev tandem as well as the sudden departure of the finance minister well it prompted an unexpected interview from the president as he clarified his decision not to run for office again but as r.t. as you get that he reports the pre-election period in russia may hold even more
surprises. this week's headlines have been all that if putin putin made that if the news of the jumps was brought up polemic switch russia hasn't seen for quite some time while some criticized others applauded the tandems deal and the kings of photoshop 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. just my opinions do differ from yours but only take such a decision after i've talked to the prime minister has been the most observers 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 wron 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 policies 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. is almost for mostly a wish for thing carol all the bottles are born else these people probably remember the times of the whole war but 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 the elites so from the very beginning i didn't believe that there was
a serious rift but the big news of putin yet again running for president. brought up so many questions that me trim advantage of how to meet top 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 at this point and his rating is even higher . the election campaign has just started let's ask ourselves a simple question what if our people reject us with medvedev and putin what will happen to these decisions by the convention these decisions are merely the party's recommendation to vote for those people that's all the choices made by the people and these are not me a word to top saluki true any politician and any political force may lose an election but many questions are still in the air like why would a politician like mitch an advantage of 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 coup is 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 t.v. . or if you want to see the interview president of the head of gave to the russian media if all you have to do is log on to our website right now that's r.t. dot com. the greek government has reportedly approved mass layoffs and the latest move to police its creditors athens is planning to put thirty thousand civil servants off reserve in other words they'll be suspended on reduced pay on tuesday
the country's government approved property tax and the overseas. the agony response for weeks were already burdened by a survey bashers all despite all the out of the recession another portion of the rescue package is still being delayed international inspectors are in athens assessing whether greece the serves a cash injection a last chance for the country to avoid a default but as artists are for for the public remains convinced that the relentless austerity policy is only making eggs worse. greece has been the poster child of the year crisis with germany very thing to expand the bailout fund the country looks that's to get that much needed cash injection the help come with some conditions and here in greece the people say that the price they're being made to pay is simply too high burning that. is deadline 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 is supposed to help plug some of the massive deficit in the budget but after more than a year's salary cuts rises in living costs the people here are already at breaking point the last two years almost. thirty percent of his salary or. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece the violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot place protesters. even more clashes his parliament again feted in yet another austerity measure in the fall of the knee property tax many people in greece now question just who it is the thing control unfortunately. very rarely are the bankers.
from european central bank. bankers. shareholders are being. called again and again and again are the. taxpayers in the euro zone despite germany having baited positively to expand the size and power of the year to fund the ready critics are questioning whether that will be enough concise now turn to the many challenges the euro is a still faces the problem will move from. other european countries then the german banks to the end. of. the european you know. find a solution not just for greece but for being with past measures failing to have the facts in its political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public the
future of the eurozone still hangs in the balance with these protests over strict austerity measures set to continue many people hit the greece is a country now at risk of having not only a financial but it democratic deficit as well surface r.t. outside the parliament building in athens egypt's ruling military council has given in to the amounts of protesters and political parties and agree to make changes to the election law there were fears of current rules could enable supporters of ousted president to come back to power in november as parliamentary elections well the decision comes after friday's massive protests thousand strong in the square to quote reclaim the revolution demanding a transfer of power to civilian rule as well as an end to emergency law artes of means and now i went to cairo to see what else is driving people back onto the streets. we knew that change would 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 and it did 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 promise me 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 trial for five 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 skaf has come into power. actor
ali sabri doesn't clown around when it comes to the supreme council or scuff he has taken part in protests since day one and still has scars from being detained because the marks are much worse he said very long they told people they had to stick it home me from it after that i was shot for the struggle and beaten with bats on the head least only because i'm well known now most allowed to leave the country for thirty years according to law if i have to seek asylum but all stay and fight for freedom like mubarak skaf gets the supported needs to rule egypt from abroad and the aid that we get from the us 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 coast history books will change for the better the arab spring is
a massive opportunity to spread p. . prosperity democracy egypt sions are left reading the writing on the wall and many of human rights areas it's the same as before ten twenty five and in some areas it's getting more worse and he's now i r t cairo. the libyan the city of sirte is plunging deeper into a humanitarian crisis the battle for one of gadhafi is few remaining strongholds shows no signs of abating on saturday revolutionary forces claim that they've completely surrounded the colonel's hometown and his loyalist forces were being slowly forced out meanwhile thousands are fleeing the besieged town driven from their homes by fierce fighting a lack of vital supplies aid agencies say those injured trapped are in desperate need of medical help people dying at the main hospital because of oxygen added fuel shortages antiwar activists brian becker says they toes declared russia to protect
civilians is now more questionable that 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 here's a brief look at some other international headlines now after thirty soldiers have reported killed after yemeni warplanes bombed positions of the country's own army well it's not clear if the attack was a mistake the government has denied of the incident though however reports claim the troops that joined at the rebellion against yemen's president of dr sally the bombing were said to have been followed by an attack from al qaeda linked militants were killed and more officers at the base. france and the u.k. have wanted their citizens not to travel to the volatile kenya somalia border that follows the kidnapping of a wheelchair bound french woman by somali militants near the popular resort of love on saturday the woman has reportedly been transferred to somalia after a sea rescue failed to get her back three weeks ago a british woman was abducted from a nearby resort and her husband was killed in an attack by somali militants.
indonesian search and rescue teams have reached the bodies of eighteen people who were on the plane that crashed into a mountain on thursday the plane lost contact with air traffic control sent a distress signal and that dropped off the radar the rugged landscape and bad weather prevented rescuers reaching the crash site immediately it's still on clear what exactly caused the tragedy. and this news just in according to russia's interfax news agency two police officers have been killed in a suicide attack in the russian republic of dagestan eyewitnesses say that an armored a law enforcement vehicle exploded after a suicide bomber rammed his car into the side of it one other car was also damaged in the explosion of course we'll be of bringing you more details on this as and when we get them. the violence flared up again this week around possibles northern
border as nato troops attempted to dismantle a survival block several serbs were wounded amid claims the alliance led forces were using live routes local serbs have barricaded the road to disputed checkpoints that. earlier with the help of k. four troops are just let's say it has the story from possible. in some parts of the world to this work he wrote would probably be part of an extreme safari impossible it is now a point. ever since july is border dispute many lives have been dependent on this godforsaken gravel 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 enforce the trade embargo between belgrade and the meter of it's 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 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 when 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 need of its fuelling speculation as to who really started. seven men and have a condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies major troops weekly set up at the limits of their weapons a journalist. and issued should do kill the order 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 nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there was the force for the albanian separatists are now acting as their infantry belgrade has reacted with indignation and who didn't go she ations with until the dispute is resolved meanwhile good for refuses to comment on their actions and goes to the border barricades the brooder is open now to syria trucks looking at breach just metres away from the destroyed suggest this battle is far from over betters like this one are scattered all across northern core 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 go. or become yet another frozen territorial dispute let's see or sense see reporting
from kosovo. say is bringing constant updates on this developing story from kossovo and of course you can head to our teams at twitter feed to get the latest from them on the border dispute and one of his tweets he says that there are reports in western kossovo that all day as have killed a serb and wanted his son first ethnic like this seven year it's. now the u.s. security council started considering the palestinians bid for statehood on friday it was officially submitted by the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas last week and a total of nine out of fifteen votes of the security council are needed to push the application through the u.s. already said it will use its veto power to block the process but even if washington blocks the bid the palestinians could still get an elevated legal status of the u.n. general assembly where they have a majority of support policy and leave it with abbas are still dark he's concerned
the u.s. will pressure u.s. security council members to vote against the bit of the full interview is coming your way at four am right here on our. we knew in advance and we were officially notified that washington will use its veto joining the voting in our 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 big and small alike in particular the members of the un security council to vote against palestinian membership in the un this is the key concern for us all the member states of the security council have the right to use or as i would put it misuse their right to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable. all do stay with us here on r.t.l. be back with a recap of all our top stories in just a few. it
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welcome back you're watching are to live from moscow and these are the headlines the arab spring echoes in america u.s. police use force to disperse and wall street protesters arresting more than seven hundred people taking part in a rally that's quickly gaining momentum across the country. and across the a logic in the u.k. you know the sad real budget cuts bring thousands out to rally the mounting and david cameron's coalition government resigning. also at this week's top story president of a debt of explains his decision to run for a second term side to embody her prudence and greater popularity at home all this conference call with a surprise interview that stirred up debate about the country's political future. and a dark humanitarian situation.