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mass arrests and an aggressive crackdown in new york as police of forcibly break up a protest by the occupy wall street movement which some say is reminiscent of the arab spring. and we'll look at why the u.s. media presents the rest across the world as headline news but thousands marching in one of america's major cities is a push down the agenda. while in the u.k. anger at budget cuts and forced redundancies brought more than thirty thousand people onto the streets of manchester demanding prime minister cameron's resignation. and in our review of the week's top story president medvedev says of the main consideration behind his choice to back bloody me of putin for president
in two thousand and twelve is it the prime minister's greater popularity. and in the besieged libyan town of sea or to the humanitarian situation is a critical people are dying because of a lack of vital medical supplies amid fears fighting between pro and anti kadafi factions. live from our studios in central moscow this is r t on john thomas let's get right to your top stories anti wall street protesters have vowed to continue their fight that's despite saturday's arrest of more than eight hundred demonstrators who are blocking parts of the brooklyn bridge the movement called occupy wall street is a venting its anger at high unemployment rates and two thousand and eight bank bailouts and a social injustice and as archie's more important to explain the action of police is likely to add more fuel to the fire. nearly eight hundred protesters who were
arrested on saturday have been released by the new york city police department and as you could see by the crowd i need these demonstrators are back on wall street continuing in their activism now it is this park here on wall street where the world began their war on saturday thousands of people eventually for lower manhattan and up to the brooklyn bridge and once they got on to the brooklyn bridge that's when the past arrests were taking place chaos ensued police officers were using knives to catch people that were on the bridge the bridge was closed down on both sides according to the new york city police department those people were arrested for civil disobedience now the people that took part of the demonstration on saturday are members of occupy wall street a group that has come together to demonstrate against government backed bank
bailouts and corporate influence on u.s. politics occupy wall street describes itself as a resistance movement that has that inspired by the arab spring they said the time has come for an american spring or an american auto they say that their movement is now catching not only national attention but international expansion and they are receiving even more support when it comes to how the u.s. mainstream media is covering the story that's an interesting take take a look at the new york times on sunday they had the largest picture of one syrian protester here lots of stories about what's taking place in syria and yemen and when it comes to the new york city protesters being arrested just a small picture here on the bottom we should mention that also the new york times reporter was up on those that were arrested on saturday so as this movement continues growing and expanding there is a larger police presence down here on all three of these demonstrators that. that
say they are determined to stay here and pioneer their methods for the rest of the year and i mentioned also there will be union joining up later on in the week there have been collar activists the liberty down there there to grow their support behind occupy wall street what remains i know is whether anybody in washington is a risk to me and will they do something about what these people are saying. james corbett editor of independent news website corporate report dot com says police action could well spark a violent response there could be that possibility of escalation at this moment i would say that the moment i'm in the probably the p.r. wing is on the protester side because no one likes to see big police going in and and breaking up a peaceful protest movements like that in discussion 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 because they need more power to him to further consolidate the euro hero zone into a coherent whole town that's the argument that they're trying to use and i think what these protest movements indicate is it is an acknowledgment on the people's part to 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 that our coalesces and if you were in fewer hands sara flounders from activist group international action center says the u.s. is approaching democracy around the world while forgetting about the rights of its own citizens at home. this is really a police effort to shut down mass dissent here see u.s. government that claims to speak for democracy all over the world are 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 thousands have marched through the northern british city of manchester in 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 cheese or and it was there. the conservative party conference is stuff a ten man she and the movement politicians and delegates started to write this happened. and i think that's made the fifty thousand people are turning out for this march through the streets of manchester to praise test what the coalition government is doing in the way of talks and you've literally got full force of
people here you've got the older generation thank you and also our pensions you've got the middle aged generation who fear that their job because as money to public services is last you've got to very very young who are worried that it's things like necessary means that provision for education will be cut and of course much as to the population you've got a lot of student 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 by states some of the people who are head to the boston just why they thought it was important to say and here's what they told me i think it's important that we some adversity should lead the movement to covering all school and particularly the people on the road to poll with these kids to be so this is. absolutely government knows the majority of people post with you know usually those who should shaking the pages
she should have to join the to the child schools that want to make sure it's wrong to the movie what could bring this government down and bring in a government that this little threw a few feet and now look at the fine is that you can see here around me are calling for a strike on the thirty fifth maybe they calling for a general strike the public sector vikas to town leave why should the government just exactly what it would be like if public sector workers didn't in fact show up for work in the morning see that's what they're planning to do you know to the biggest jeans in the country unison. they have all turned out here today to say we will turn to the thirtieth of november and lest you promise that you're going to make these deep cuts in. public that's a project that will put a date the little things the prime minister. designate or she's laura meant for us there now the discontent in the u.k. is only now gathering pace but protests in greece have been going on for months economic doomsday moves closer for athens with a vital rescue payment delayed and if a country quickly running out of cash. was
a strive for statehood the future of palestine is a clouded in intrigue with the shadow of an imminent u.s. and veto hanging over its bid of un security council and. the planned reshuffle in the putin a good of tandem has it been the highlight of this week's headlines the sudden departure of the longest serving and now former finance minister also gave the russian press plenty to chew on in fact dmitri medvedev felt compelled to explain to the media face to face the reasons behind his decision not to run for a second term in office and as our cheesy katherina trover reports the pre-election period in russia could hold even more surprises yet. i think for this week's headlines have been. continued that and use of the japs was brought up by linux which 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. if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president you can resign. my opinions do differ from your own only take such a decision after a talk to the prime minister. you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister is going the president make these decisions. was the surprise right now between the president and putin's longtime ally i did see could wron 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 moment it implements the president's policies if you don't agree
you should stamp them and meanwhile many read it not as a sign of a split but when you maturity and russia's democracy. is wrong most were mostly a wishful thinking or on the part of the airport else these people probably remember the times from 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 it it gave an interview where he basically said russia will not survive another conflict inside the 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 prime. didn't brought up so many questions at me treatment that if i had to need top t.v. hats to cross the t.'s and dot. of course it's nice to know good people trust me as president and that my approval rating is quite high. but i also know the prime
minister putin undoubtedly remains the most popular politician in our country and his rating is even higher because the election campaign has just started which ask ourselves a simple question which people rejected. and committed what will happen to these decisions why because these decisions are merely the party's recommendation to both of those people that's all the choice is made by the people showing us and these are not me or words you have some control but any politician any political field may lose an 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 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 quiz 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 it for the final make up of the new government is no it's to do that show up on our team. for the full version of the interview with the president medvedev you can always log on to our website or to the. the greek government says it's a budget deficit will be cut this year and next but it still will miss targets set by the e.u. and international monetary fund. the latest austerity measure is putting thirty thousand to civil service staff on the table reserved by the end of the year and reducing their prayer the move is it to please the e.u. creditors and 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 doubt and asked to decide whether greece should get the money but its origins sarah first reports the public long ago lost
hope that a bailout will save the country's proverbial can. we sustain the pace the child of the year i think they quite would tell me baiting to expand. the country look that's to get that much needed cash injection help come with some condition here in greece the people say the price they're being made to pay simply the high earning that. is the deadline take the first hit with the greek government's new 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 put bankruptcy the extra tax which is about another three percent believe it was the new income supposed to help block some of the magic that the budget dumped more than a year's salary cuts rises in living costs people here breaking points the last two years almost everybody. is.
people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece violence has repeatedly prey can now be riot police and protesters. even more clashes is part of the fated yet another austerity measure in the fall of any property tax many people in greece now question just who it is the thing control unfortunately. very early in your resume are bankers. he's. from. bunkers are not shared folders are not. called again and again and again. and parts appears in europe despite germany having dated positively to expand the size and power of the year here in pan out to fund purity critics are questioning whether that will be enough
concise now turn to the many challenges. still faces the problem will move from greece and will start parsing the european countries and then the german banks to the end. even germany. more skilled people are going to be you know. will be affected you will go on friday and. not just for all the european union countries but past measures failing to have the facts this political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public. still hangs in the balance that these protests a district austerity measures that continue many people here. now risk of having not only a financial but the democratic deficit as well. r.t. outside the parliament building in athens egypt's ruling military council has agreed to amend of the country's election law giving in to the demands of
protesters political groups also threatened to come in polls fearing the current rules could allow supporters of x. president mubarak to return to power in november's problem interior lections the decision comes just days after a massive protest shook egypt's capital thousands gathered in cairo's main square in a rally to reclaim the revolution many feel let down by the transitional nor terry council which has so far failed to implement promised report reform parties and he said now i went to cairo to see what else is driving people back onto the streets. was that we knew that change would come to egypt a new chapter of freedom and democracy to book by its cover when reading post mubarak egypt it's between the lines where you find the new chapter hasn't been published and it did or slightly revised we still have the supreme council of the armed forces those who. 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 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 staff has come into power. after really doesn't come down 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 books are much worse he said very long they told the poem ahead to stick it only three months after that i shot for the struggle between the bats and
the head over least only because of world load and now not enough to leave the country for thirty years according to law if i have to seek asylum stay fight for freedom like mubarak's calf cancer the support it needs to rule egypt from graunt 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 in part because of the supreme court to the to the army you know the scout and while the west coast history. looks 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 here and getting more worse and he's now a r t. thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged the libyan city of syria
is fighting between forces loyal to the national transitional council and cut off his remaining 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 zz aid agencies say that those injured in transit are in desperate need of medical help with people dying in the main hospital because of oxygen and fuel shortages but i wore activist brian becker says this shows because 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 procured offie 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 for ever 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. a brief look at some other international headlines. for you now. up to thirty soldiers have been killed after yemeni warplanes bombed positions of the country's own army it's not clear if the attack was a mistake the government has denied the incident however reports claimed the troops had joined the rebellion against yemen's president ali abdullah saleh the bombing was said to have been followed by an attack from al-qaeda linked militants who killed more officers at the base. france and the u.k.
have warned their citizens that not to travel to the volatile kenya somalia border it follows the kidnapping of a wheelchair bound french woman by somali militants near the border resort of la move 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. two police officers have been killed in a car blast in russia's republic of dagestan earlier reports suggested a suicide bomber rammed into a moving police vehicle but now authorities say a bomb went off in a vehicle parked at the road as the police car was passing by investigators are working at the scene of the incident and of course we will bring you more information as it becomes available. but islands flared up again this week around kosovo's northern border as that nato led troops attempted to dismantle a serbian roadblock several serbs were wounded in claims k.
four officers were using live rounds local serbs have barricaded the road to disputed checkpoints after albanians seized them with the help from k. four parties alexei yosh esky has the story from kosovo. in some parts of the world this walk you through would probably be part of an extreme safari kosovo it is no zero point two. everest is july's border dispute many lives have been dependent on this god forsaken gravel road through the mountains now this is the only way. belgrade can use to deliver food and petrol for the tens of thousands of serbs living in northern cross about the course of the serbs have been barricaded in the road since july in response to the course 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 barricading serbs and the k. four troops led to multiple injuries on both sides ok for blame of course it was
serbs for starting the violence but injured alex on the beach a father of two saw it differently as possible. 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 lung nato forces also claimed they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting wall of this was quickly rejected by doctors in need of itself fuelling speculation as to who restarted. room. seven men and have a condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by a regular bullet which we extract from their bodies nato troops we can set up a derivative of their weapons at journalists and issued a shoot to kill whatever for anyone trying to get it straight if they totally and all police stepped out of the un mandate and there really really now just like
thirty 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 halted negotiations with kosovo until the dispute is resolved meanwhile gauge for refuses to comment on their actions and bulldozed the border barricade the border is open now to serve trucks blocking a breach just because a way to destroy the world block suggests this battle is far from over there 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 goal canyon melting board nobody knows where this standoff go and the. troops were to come to get another frozen territorial dispute look serious and see r.t. reporting from kosovo. and you can always find more stories of comments and videos
on our web site or t.v. dot com here's a some of what we have a free online right now. america's use of collective punishment it strips palestinians of a two hundred million dollars the american congress blocked aid in response to attempts to have palestine recognized at the u.n. plus. preparing for another great flood noah's ark sails again thanks to a dutch family who promised free seats on board in case of an emergency. the u.n. security council started considering 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 the fifteen votes in 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 bed the palestinians could still get an elevated legal status in the u.n. general assembly where they have
a majority of support palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has told r.t. arabic he is concerned the u.s. will pressure u.n. security council members to vote against the bid the full interview is coming up at four am g.m.t. here on r.g.p. . we knew in advance and we would wish we knew to avoid that washington will use its veto during the voting in order it's curious that the u.s. as the german world wants to extend its supports wisdom but what concerns us emerged is that the u.s. wants to force all the country. that took a bullet in the general assembly make it smaller like in particular the members of the u.n. security council to vote against palestinian membership in the un this is the key to send for us all the member states all the security council have the right to use all as i would put it misuse their right to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable. and i'll be back with a recap of our top headlines in just about two minutes.
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