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mass arrests and an aggressive crackdown in new york as police and forcibly a break up a protest by the occupy wall street movement which some say is reminiscent of the arab spring. and we look at why the us media presents under arrest across the world as headline news but thousands marching in one of america's major cities is pushed down the agenda. while in the u.k. anger at budget cuts and forced to be redone sees a broader more than thirty thousand people on the streets of manchester demanding prime minister cameron's resignation. and in our review of the week's top stories president the good of says that the main consideration behind his choice to back
london you're putting for president in two thousand and twelve is that the prime minister's greater popularity. and in the besieged libyan town of syria to be humanitarian situation is a critical people are dying because they lack of vital medical supplies amid fears fighting between pro and anti kadafi factions. and a live from moscow this is r.t. recapping of the week's top stories i'm sean thomas let's get right to the news now at this point. anti wall street protesters have vowed to continue their fight and that's despite saturday's arrest of more than seven hundred demonstrators who were blocking parts of the brooklyn bridge the movement called occupy wall street is a venting its anger at high unemployment rates for two thousand and eight bank bailouts and social injustice and as artie's marina poured my explains the action
of police is likely to add more fuel to the fire. 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 wall street and then walked onto the brooklyn bridge you 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 why no 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 a continued 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 down by wall street several women were mace in the face by
a police officer others were arrested there was a confrontation. in physical confrontation between police officers and the demonstrators like this occupy wall street group is it limited to york city there are demonstrations outside king place and los angeles taking place in boston taking place in other cities throughout the country. james corbet editor of independent news website corbett report dot com says police action it could well spark a violent response 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 do the police going in and breaking up a peaceful protest movements like that and especially now that we're getting reports that the protesters were actually lured onto 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 they need more power to him to further consolidate the europe of the euro zone into a coherent whole and that's the argument that they're trying to use and i think what these protest movements indicate is a is an acknowledgment on the people's party and that's 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 call lessons and if you were in fewer hands sara flounders from activist group international action center says the u.s. is preaching a democracy around the world while forgetting about the rights of its own citizens . this is really a police after it to shut down mass descent here see u.s. government that claims to speak for democracy all over the world while dropping bombs on people and 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 prominent author and professor noam chomsky sees it the demonstrations as people's way of saying that the system is not working his full interview is coming up later this hour but here is a quick preview. performs in concert with. a supporter of the. right sort. through. concerts of the public for its entire congress would be thrown. into the system isn't working in the public mood and so. popular and your favor ability to reading for congress in single point you to present the torah in the same rooms across all of the. sort of very widespread sense that everything is going wrong because you would know the protocol system is
just not right for. thousands have marched through the northern or british city of manchester and another protest at austerity cuts to public services and pensions the rally in opposition to the governing coalition and organized by trade unions coincided with the ruling conservative party's conference in the city or peace or it was there. the conservative party conference has started ten months ago and the moment that politicians and delegates started to arrive this happens overnight and that's made the fifty thousand people are turning out for this march through the streets of munches to protest what the coalition government is doing in the way of and you've literally got pools full of people hey you've got the older generation saying hands off our pensions you've got to sort of middle age generation who failed that their children because as money to public services is slashed you've got the very very
young who are worried that things like no serene's and provisions for education will be cut and of course much is that the might be. able to look to students turns out much like in all the marches that we've seen across the country turned out to protest against the rising cost of education i spake to some of the people who are here to boston just why they thought it was important to ten hours a day and here's what they told me i think it's important that we send a message to the movement covering all sporting particularly the people on the road supposed to be school kids to be sober says he. should let the government know the majority of people who post what you do are usually really cool shit so you can judge the page and she should have a choice but to give a child schools that what you're trying to move you up to bring this government down and bring in a government that doesn't offer working people now look to the fine is that you can see here around me are calling for a strike on the thirty fifth maybe but they calling for
a general strike the public sector workers to town leave say the government just exactly what it would be like if public sector workers didn't in fact show up for work in the mornings if that's what they're planning to do a lot of the biggest unions in the country unison yes they have all turned out here today to say we were tired she was in the thirty three but unless you promise that you're going to make these deep cuts in public sector for. i think that you'll put a date in the middle of the prime minister david. ortiz laurent reporting for us there now the discontent in the u.k. is only now gathering pace but protests in a debt ridden greece have been going on for months economic doomsday moves closer for athens with a vital rescue payment delayed in the country quickly running out of cash. plus strife and for statehood if you tour of palestine is a clouded in intrigue with the shadow of in me even us a veto hanging over its bit of the un security council. the plan to
reshuffle into the putin medvedev tandem has been the highlight of this week's headlines the sudden departure of the longest serving now former finance minister also gave the russian press plenty to chew on in fact dimitri medvedev felt compelled to explain it to the media face to face the reasons behind his decision not to run for a second term in office is actually easier catherine about trover reports that the pre-election period in russia could hold even more surprises yet. i think this week's headlines have been all that it hooten put in with that if the news of the drops was brought up olympics which russia hasn't seen for quite some time while some criticised others applauded the tandems deal and the kings of photoshop rolled out some of their best work yet well 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 british shuffles in the corridors of power began you.
know if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president if you can resign. my opinions do differ from yours only take such a decision after i've talked to the prime minister. you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions you're putting the surprise right now between the president and putin's longtime ally i would see could run left many questioning is there a split in the tandem apostleship the situation with mr quadrant is a matter of discipline in government service we are a presidential republic not a parliamentary want it implements the president's policies if you don't agree we should stamp them and meanwhile many read it not as a sign of a split but of a new maturity in russia's democracy. most were mostly wishful thinking all the
part of the portals these people probably remember good times for the whole world but there was a rift inside the point of view which ultimately was one of the reasons for the collapse of the u.s.s.r. i remember before coming to power and read it gave an interview where he basically said russia will not survive another conflict in so being it's so from the very beginning i didn't believe that there was a serious rift the big news of putin yet again running for president brought up so many questions that need treatment that if he had to need to talk t.v. hats to cross the t.'s and dot. to move people trust me of the president and that my approval rating is going. to stand he was also no the prime minister putin undoubtedly remains the most popular politician in our country and his rating is even higher than the election campaign has just started. the simple
question which one of our people reject us. and committed by what will happen to me as decisions by the convention these decisions are merely the party's recommendation to vote of those people that's all the choice is made by the people showing us and these are not mere words you type something true but any politician any political feels mean losing the election but many questions are still in the air like why would a politician like me trinidad if his approval rating is still so high in russia not seek reelection and look to move the face of the new cabinet of ministers look like under him should he become pm immediately after the united russia congress maybe rejoiced in the parts of 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 the process and politics there are many more moves to be made before the final make up of the new gov. his know if you do that show up on our t.v.
. for the full version of the interview with the president even if you can always log on to our website or t.v. dot com. the greek government says it's a budget deficit will be cut this year and next but it will still miss targets set by the e.u. and the international monetary fund. latest austerity measure is of putting thirty thousand civil service staff on labor reserve by the end of the year and reducing the movies to please you creditors and to get them to hand over eight billion euro and installment needed to avoid the nation going into bankruptcy next month international inspectors from the i.m.f. e.u. and european central bank are now in athens to decide whether greece should get that money but as our teaser first reports the public long ago lost hope that the bailout will save the country's crippled economy. has been the place the child of the year quite. band. that's to get that much needed cash.
to help with some condition here in greece the people say the price they're being made to pay them to be here hi there ending the tale is deadline day for the first the government's nice special tax it's one of the measures they kiss in place to try to secure the next tranche of money the country needs to bankruptcy the extra tanks which is to sit down it's about another three percent for people. supposed to help block some of the massive deficit in the budget left more than a year's salary cuts rises in living costs people who are already at breaking point the last two years almost because at least thirty per cent of these. people's desperation has become increasingly evident in the. streets increase the
violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot place and protest is. even more clashes as parliament again feted in yet another of the measure the fall of any property tax many people in greece now question just who it is they think control our fortunes. very early on the bankers. and there. is mr. bunker bunker being shared folders are not being. called again and again and again all of the seniors are experienced in the eurozone despite germany having baited positively to expand the size and power of the year pin pan out to fund the critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn to the many challenges usain still faces the problem will move from greece and will start approaching other european countries then the german
gangster movie and. even germany. are more skilled people and you are being you know. will be affected you will find a solution could be not just for grecian but for all your being in countries with past measures failing to have the facts as political leaders continue to struggle to convince that public the truth. still hangs in the balance with these protests. that continue many people here state the greece is a country now a risk of having only a financial and the democratic deficit as well. r.t. outside the parliament building in athens. egypt's ruling military council has given interview demands of protesters and political parties and agreed to make changes to the election law there were fears current rules could enable supporters of ousted president mubarak to come back to power in november's problem
interactions the decision comes after friday's massive protest thousands throng to talk to your square in an attempt to reclaim the revolution commanding a transfer of power to civilian rule and an end to emergency law parties and you see now we went to cairo to see what else is driving people back onto the street. because we knew that true. should come to egypt a new chapter of freedom and democracy due to book by its cover when reading post mubarak egypt it's between the lines where you find a new chapter hasn't been published and you did your slightly revised we still have the supreme council of the armed forces those rulers. have been. in any sense giving this country towards democracy where it 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 to face military trials for the last six months some told thousand during the entire thirty year rule 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 . 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 i think to a much worse they said very long they told people the hatred stickit hundley for months after that i was shocked with a stud gun and beaten with a pat on the head least only because of the world load and now most of us leave the country for thirty years according to law if i have to seek asylum stay fight for freedom like mubarak skaf cancer support it needs to rule egypt from graunt that
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 course in the through the supreme court to the to the army you know the staff 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 since our last reading the writing on the wall in many areas it's the same as before don't want to run from areas and getting more worse and he's now a r t congress thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged libyan city of syria has fighting between forces loyal to the national transitional council and coffees remaining the troops continues its plunging the city deeper into a humanitarian crisis people are fleeing the town driven from their homes by fierce
fighting and a lack of essential aid agencies say those injured and trapped are in desperate need of medical help with people dying in the main hospital because of oxygen and fuel shortages anti-war activist brian becker says this show's nato mission in libya is doing little to protect civilians. clearly they're not protecting civilians when they're bombing cities that are considered to be. 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 and the goal of the nato powers is the 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 of africa the ninth largest oil reserves in the world according to russia's interfax news agency two police officers have been killed in a suicide attack in the russian republic of dagestan i would say that an armored 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 we'll bring you bring you more details on this as we get them it. violence flared up again this week around kosovo's a northern border as nato led troops attempted to dismantle a serbian roadblock several serbs that were made claims case for officers that were using live rounds local serbs have barricaded the road to disputed checkpoints after albanians seize them with the help from pay for parties oleksiak cesky has
the story from kosovo. in some parts of the world this walking road probably be part of an extreme safari across the world it is now quite an. ever says july's border dispute many lives have been dependent on this god forsaken 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 cost of the police checkpoints which enforce the trade embargo between belgrade and the meeting of itself on tuesday the situation turned critical again clashes between the very caring serbs and the k. four troops led to multiple injuries on both sides ok for blame because it was starting the violence but injured alexandre beach her father of two saw it differently as the service. 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 perforated my lungs nato forces also claimed they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting all this was quickly rejected by doctors in need of its fueling speculation as to who remains. seven men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by a regular bullet which we extracted from their biden's native troops we can set up a perimeter. the weapons that journalists and issued should do q would have for anyone trying to penetrate that they've totally and openly stepped out of the un 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 out there infantry belgrade has reacted with indignation and who did
negotiations with kosovo until the dispute is resolved meanwhile paid for refuses to comment on their actions and bulldozed it would have barricaded the puter is open now to serve trucks blocking a breach just meters away from the destroyed world block suggests this battle is far from over banners 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 bill canyon melts in court nobody knows where this standoff go. through or become yet another territorial dispute let's see or sense the r.t. reporting from kosovo and you can always find more stories comments and videos on our website or to dot com here's are some of what we have for you on line right now . america's use of a collective punishment strips palestinians of the two hundred million dollars the
american congress blocked in response to attempts to have palestine recognized at the u.n. plus. preparing for another great flood noah's ark to sales again thanks to a dutch family who promises free seats on board in case of an emergency. the u.n. security council started considering of the palestinians bid for statehood on friday it was officially submitted by the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas last week a total of nine out of fifteen votes in the security council are needed to push the application through the u.s. on. already said it will use its veto power to block the process but even if washington blocks the dead the palestinians could still get an elevated legal status in the u.n. general assembly where they have a majority of support palestinian palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has told our chief arabic he is a concerned the u.s. will pressure u.n. security council members to vote against the bed the full interview is coming up at
four am right here on our team. we knew in advance and we were visually notified that washington will use its veto during the voting in order 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 false that all the countries that took their money in the general assembly big or small alike in particular are not members of the u.n. security council how to vote against palestinian membership in the u.n. bases is the key concern for us in all the member states all the security council have the right to use as i would put it use their right to meet a war of course such a decision will be regrettable and that full interview with mark would have us will be at four am greenwich mean time i'll be back with a recap of our top headlines in just a few minutes. it
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