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the factions. live from our studios in central moscow this is r t i'm sean 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 the two thousand and eight bank bailouts and a social injustice and as artie'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 behind me 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 walk on saturday thousands of people eventually walked right lower manhattan to the brooklyn bridge and once they got on to the brooklyn bridge that's when the fast arrests were taking place the chaos ensued police officers were using nets 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 in the demonstration on saturday are members of occupy wall street 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 been 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 attention 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 protesters 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 long those that were arrested on saturday so as this movement continues growing and expanding there is a larger police presence down here on wall street but these demonstrators that. well that's right they are determined to stay here and i am here they're not fixed the rest of the year and as i mentioned also there will be union joining them later on in the week there had been a dollar captive in the liberty of coming down there to throw their support behind
occupy wall street what remains i know is whether anybody in washington is the risk to me and clearly they do something about what these people are saying. james corbett editor of independent news website corbett 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 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 and especially 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 need to 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 there are 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 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 part 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 coalesces into fewer and 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 the sense here see u.s. 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 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 parties or admit it was their. the conservative party conference has star say ten months is the moment that politicians and delegates started to arrive this happens overnight is estimated thirty thousand people are turning out for this march through the streets of manchester to protest what the coalition government are doing in the way of talks and you've literally got full sorts of people hey you've got the older generation saying hands off pensions you've got to sort of middle age generation who say about their job see because as money to public services is slashed you've got to very very young who are worried that some things like no serene's 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 i spake to some of the people who are here to us and just why they thought it was important to turn out today and here's what they told me i think it's important we send a message to the government to covering all scored and particularly the people on the road support with the school kids to always so this is about. to put we should let the government know you the majority of people who post what you do you know you'll show you. a picture to show about if you join the child schools that what it meant to detroit to build a movie what would bring this government down and bring in a government that doesn't offer working people now looks at a ban is that you can see here around me are calling for a strike on the thirtieth of november they're calling for a general strike the public sector workers to down to leave was showing the
government just exactly what it would be like if public sector workers didn't in fact show up for work in the morning say 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 on the thirtieth of november unless you promise that you're going to make these talks and. expect to find a date that you'll put a date in the middle of the prime minister david. ortiz laura meant for us there and now the discontent in the u.k. is only now gathering pace but protests in 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 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 at the u.n. security council. the planned reshuffle in the putin medvedev 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 r.t.c. cuts over reports the pre-election period in russia could hold even more surprises yet. i see where this week's headlines have been that it hooten hooten with that in 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 your mood if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president
if you can resign or what's the one you just because of my opinions do differ from yours but only take such a decision after i've talked to the prime minister. or 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. was the surprise right now between the president and putin's longtime ally aleksey could read left many questioning is there a 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 almost for mostly a wish for thing carol all the bottles of born else these people probably remember the times of the hobo overthrow for there was
a rift inside the board if you will which ultimately was one of the reasons for the collapse of the u.s.s.r. and i remember before coming to power here there 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 need treatment betty of how to meet top t.v. hats to cross the t.'s and dot. of course it's nice to know that people trust me of president and that my approval ratings are quite high under current circumstances but i also know that prime minister putin undoubtedly remain the most popular politician in our country and his rating is even higher than the election campaign has just started which ask ourselves a simple question what if our people rejected. 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 choice is made by the people 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 mitch from inventive whose approval rating is still so high in russia not seek reelection and what will the face of the new cabinet of ministers look like under him should he become pm immediately after the united russia congress many rejoiced in the fact that the country's top political is finally over and they can go about their usual business but this week has shown that when it comes to the chess game proficient 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. for the full version of the interview with the president medvedev you can
always log on to our website or t dot com. 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. latest austerity measure is putting thirty thousand to civil service staff on the labor reserve by the end of the year and reducing their pair the move is it to please 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 the european central bank are now in afghanistan decide whether greece should get that money but as sarah first reports the public long ago lost hope that a bailout will save the country's crippled economy. greece has been the place the child of the year. with germany baiting to expand the bailout fund the country looks that's to get that much needed cash injection with the help come with some
conditions here in greece that people say the price for having make it pay is simply too high earning 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 for people. supposed to help plug some of the massive deficit in the budget up to more than a year's salary cuts rises in living costs people here already at breaking point the last two years. third of the. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot police protesters. even more clashes as parliament faded in yet another. property tax
many people in greece now question just who it is the thing control unfortunately. very early in your resume are the bankers. there. is much to share from. being shared folders are being. called again and again and again are the. taxpayers in the euro zone despite germany having dated positively to expand the size and power of the year pin pan out to fund the ready 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 patching crowther european countries then the german banks movie and. even germany about the.
european you know. will be affected you will find a solution could be not just for greece but for all the european union countries with past measures failing to have the facts as political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public. still hangs in the balance that these protests. continue many people hated the greece is a country now at risk of having not only a financial but it democratic deficit as well sara. 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 boycott upcoming polls fearing the current rules could allow supporters of x. president mubarak to return to power in november's problem enter elections 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 military council which has so far failed to implement promised report reform parties and he said now he went to cairo to see what else is driving people back 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 find the new chapter hasn't been published edited or slightly revised we still have the supreme council of the on torsos those are all notice i cannot say that they have been. in any sense getting this country towards democracy barack may be gone but his policies are not for hassani 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 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 ali sibley 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. much worse he said very long they told people they had to stick it hungry for months after that i was shocked to the stud going to the beach with a baton to head over least only because of well known and now must not leave the country for thirty years according to you know if i have to seek asylum at all to stay and fight for freedom like mubarak skaf gets the support it needs to rule egypt from brawn to 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 supreme court to the to the army you know the scout and while the west coast history. books will change for the better the arab spring is a massive opportunity to spread peace prosperity democracy egypt sions are left reading the writing on the wall in many areas it's the same as before going to run in some areas it's getting more worse and he's now a r t congress. thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged the libyan city of syria has fighting between forces loyal to the national transitional council and could offer 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 z. aid agencies say that 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 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 and to go in the nato powers is to 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 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 republican. stan 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 for violence flared up again this week around kosovo's northern border as it made a lead to troops attempted to dismantle a serbian roadblock several serbs were wounded amid 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. cesky has the story from kosovo. in some parts of the world this
rocky road would probably be part of an extreme safari world in kosovo it is now a point to. everest is july's 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 very caging the road since july in response to the kosovo police checkpoints which enforce the trade embargo between belgrade and the beat of its own 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 that close it was serbs for starting the violence but injured alex on the beach a father of two sawyer differently from us of this. 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 paraphrase of my lungs nato forces also claim they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting mold this was quickly rejected by doing. in me tributes are fueling speculation as to who resort to the room. seven men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies nature troops and we can be set up at the limits to their weapons that journalists and issued should do q. who would have for anyone trying to demonstrated they've totally and openly stepped out of there you want to mandate and they're really really now just like during one nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there were the air force for the albanian separatists are now acting as their 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 syria trucks blocking a breach just sweet is a way to destroy the old bloke 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 book canyon melting pot nobody knows where this standoff go and. for troops or become yet another frozen territorial dispute let's see or sense the sea reporting from kosovo. and you can always find more stories of comments and videos on our website r.t. 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 a block to aid in response to attempts to palestine recognized at the u.n.
plus. preparing for another great flood noah's ark sails again thanks to a dutch family who promises 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 a process but even if washington blocks the bed the palestinians could still get an elevated it 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 of the bit the full interview is coming up at four am g.m.t. here on r.t. . we knew in advance and we would be notified that washington
will use its veto during the voting in a bit it's curious 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 their money in the general assembly big and small alike 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 all the security council have the right to use all as i would put it this use their right to me so 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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in broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is our team glad to have you with us let's take a look at your top headlights mass arrests be in in new york as police of forcibly dispersive the occupy wall street demonstrators in an aggressive security operation that carries echoes of the arab spring more than seven hundred people were detained after marching on to the brooklyn bridge many protesters claim police used excessive force. while in the u.k. and budget cuts and forced redundancies brought more than thirty thousand people onto the streets of manchester demanding prime minister cameron's resignation the rally was timed to coincide with the conservative party conference that forms part of the governing coalition. and in our review of the week's top stories president medvedev says that the main consideration behind his choice to back me.
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