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pro and anti kadafi faction. broadcasting alive direct from the heart of moscow this is r t i'm 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 were blocking parts of brooklyn bridge the movement called occupy wall street is venting its anger at high unemployment rates the two thousand and eight bank bailouts and a social injustice and as artie's marina port explains the action of police is likely to add more fuel to the fire. nearly eight hundred protesters 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 to the lower manhattan to the brooklyn bridge and once they got on to the brooklyn bridge that's when the passover arrests were taking place 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 a group that has come together to demonstrate against government backed bank bell outs and corporate influence on u.s. politics occupy wall street's 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 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 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. well let's say they are determined to stay here and i am near their message for the rest of the year and as i mentioned also there will be you when you joining them later on in the week there had been a dollar captive in the liberty for comment down there here to throw their support
behind occupy wall street what remains i know is whether anybody in washington he's listening and will they do something about what these people are saying james corbet editor of independent news website corporate report dot com says a 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 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 needs reform but i think if we leave that in the hands of the 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 ear of the eurozone 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 part 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 coalesces into fewer and fewer hands sara flounders from activist group international action center says the u.s. is preaching 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 to send here see 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 and 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 party's lawyer and it was there. the conservative casa conference has started ten months and the moment that politicians and delegates started to arrive this happens in the open eyes estimated thirty thousand people are turning out for this march through the streets of manchester to protest what the coalition government is doing in the way of caucus and you've literally got full force of people hey you've got the older generation saying hands off of pensions you've got to sort of middle age generation who failed that their job see because as money to public services 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 cut and of course much as to have a massive student population you've got a lot of students turned out much like in all the marches that we've seen across the country turns 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 called 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 good moments to covering all scored in particular that the people on the roads are poor winnie's course could still be so this is important. to put in so that the government knows the majority of people post what they do you know usually will show you. the pages to show about if you joined the push to get the child schools that what it meant to try and build a movement up the bring this government down and bring in a government that doesn't offer working people now look to the banas that you can see and hear around me are calling for a strike on the thirtieth of may ban but they're calling for a general strike the public sector workers to down leave wasn't sure 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 in unison yes they have all turned out here today to say we will downfield on the thirtieth of november unless you promise that you're going to make these deep cuts in public sector for. take that you'll put paid to the rules say the prime minister david. ortiz laura met reporting for us there 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 with a vital rescue payment delayed in the country quickly running out of cash. plus strife for statehood the future of palestine is clouded in intrigue with the shadow of an imminent u.s. veto hanging over its big un security council. the
planned reshuffle in. 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 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. over reports the pre-election period in russia could hold even more surprises. i think this week's headlines have been all that if putin putin meant that if the news of the jumps was brought up polemic switch russia hasn't seen for quite some time well 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. 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 that you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions. 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 apostleship 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. these are almost far more wishful thinking on the part i was born else these people probably remember the times of the ho
gorbachev when there was a rift inside the board 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 gave an interview where he basically said that russia will not survive another conflict inside the elites so from the very beginning i do believe that there was a serious rift the big news of putin yet again running for president brought up so many questions that may trim it very difficult 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 have this point and his rating is even higher so 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 nixon 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 quis 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 children are t.v.
. and for the full version of the interview with president medvedev you can always log on to our website or to. the greek government says it's a budget deficit will be cut this year and next but it will still missed targets set by the e.u. and the international monetary fund and latest austerity measures putting thirty thousand civil service staff on labor reserve by the end of the year and reducing their pay the move is 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. and european central bank are now to decide whether greece should get that money but as our first reports the public one of go hope that a bailout will save the country's crippled economy. greece has been the poster child of the year crisis with germany baiting to expand the bailout fund the country looks set to get that much needed cash injection but the help come with
some conditions here in greece the people say the price but being made to pay if 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 thought to doubts 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 and rises in living costs the people here are already at breaking point the last two years almost everybody has. heard of the use of. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece the violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot place and protesters. even more
clashes his parliament again feted in yet another austerity measure and the fall of the knee property tax many people in greece now question just who it is the thing control unfortunately. very. are the bankers. from european central bank bank. shareholders are being. called to pay 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 band out to fund already critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn to the many challenges the year is still faces heat the problem with a move from. other european countries then the german banks movie and.
the european you know. will be affected. not just for being with past measures failing to have the facts and it's political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public the future of the euro is a still hangs in the balance but these protests. continue many people hate it greece is a country now at risk of having not only a financial but a democratic deficit as well sir. outside the parliament building in athens egypt's ruling military council has agreed to to amanda the country's election law giving in to the demands of protesters political groups also threaten to boycott upcoming polls fearing the current rules could allow supporters of x. president mubarak to return to power in november's problem elections the decision comes just days after a massive protest shook egypt's capital thousands gathered in cairo's main square
in the rally to reclaim the revolution many feel let down by the transitional military council which has so far failed to implement promised democratic reform and now it went to cairo to see what else is driving people back onto the streets. we knew that change had come to egypt a new chapter of freedom and democracy don't judge a book by its cover when reading post mubarak egypt it's between the lines where you'll find the new chapter hasn't been published 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 the most new 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 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 the staff has come into power. actor doesn't clown around when it comes to the supreme council or scarf 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 hair they told people they had to stick it hold me from right after that i was shot with a stun gun and beaten with a baton the head over 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 u.s. that one point five billion a year the easier to seize from from the usa. and most of it entirely goes to the to the supreme court to the to the army you know the scout and well the why. as to post 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 find in some areas it's getting more worse and he's now a r t carro. thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged libyan city of syria fighting between forces loyal to national transitional council and gadhafi is remaining troops continues it's 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 and where activist brian becker says this shows 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 the goal of 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 brief look at some other international headlines making news 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 popular resort of lamu
on saturday the woman has reportedly been transferred to somalia after a sea rescue failed to get her back three weeks ago british woman a british woman was abducted from a nearby resort and her husband was killed in an attack by somali pirates. two police officers have been killed in a car blast in russia's republic of doug a stunt earlier reports suggested a suicide bomber rammed into a moving vehicle but now authorities say a bomb went off in a vehicle parked at the road as the police car was passing by vesta gators are working at the scene and of course we will bring you more information as it becomes available. violence flared up against again this week a round kosovo's at northern border as nato led 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 parties alexy are cesky has the story from kosovo. in some parts of the world this walk the road 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 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 of itself on tuesday the situation turned critical again clashes between the barricading serbs and the k. four troops led to multiple injuries on both sides ok for blame the cause for starting the violence but. a father of two saw it differently.
we were standing by the barricade when the soldiers started shouting and shooting at us i didn't know what they were shooting with so i got scared and started running away and i was hit on the shoulder and it turned out to be a perforating wound of my lung nato forces also claimed they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting mob this was quickly rejected by doctors. fuelling speculation as to who started the. seven man and heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies nato troops and we can be set up at the limits to their weapons and journalists and issued. for anyone. they have totally and all police 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 acting as their
infantry belgrade has reacted with indignation and halted negotiations with course . until the dispute is a result meanwhile gauge for refuses to comment on their actions and bulldozed to the border barricades the border is open now to syria trucks blocking a breach just sweet as a way to destroy suggest this battle is far from over better is like this one are scattered all across northern of course civil war and they pretty much reflect the mood of the local serbs and 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 board nobody knows where this standoff go and the. troops or become yet another frozen territorial dispute the next year or so to speak see reporting from kosovo. and you can always find more stories comments and videos on our website r.t. dot com here's some of what we have for you online right now. america's use of collective punishment that strips palestinians of her two hundred million dollars
the american congress blocked it in response to attempts to have palestine recognized that 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 palestinian 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. 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 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 greenwich meantime here on r.t. . we knew in advance and we were officially notified that washington will use its veto jaring 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 all as i would put it misuse their right to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable. that's a look at your main news i'll be back with a recap of our top stories in just a few minutes.
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and broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r t let's take a look at your top headlines mass arrests in new york as police forcibly dispersing 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 onto the brooklyn bridge many protesters claim police use excessive force. 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 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 has says that the main consideration behind his choice to back bloody me a putin for president in two thousand.
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