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mass arrests and an aggressive crackdown in new york as police forcibly break up a protest by b occupy wall street movement which some say is reminiscent of the arab spring. while in the u.k. anger at budget cuts enforced redundancies abroad 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 medvedev says that the main consideration behind his choice to back what did me a putin for president in two thousand and twelve is that the prime minister's greater popularity. and in the besieged libyan town of syrtis the humanitarian
situation is critical people are dying because of a lack of vital medical supplies amid fears fighting between pro and anti khadafi faction. in broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r.t. glad to have you with us let's get right your top stories and high on wall street protesters have vowed to continue their fight and 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 venting its anger and high unemployment rates the two thousand and eight bank bailouts and social injustice and is archie's marine important explains the action of police is likely to add more fuel to the fire. clearly eight hundred protesters were arrested on saturday have been released by the new york city police department and now as you
can see by the crowd behind me these demonstrators are on wall street anyway 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 through the lower manhattan to the brooklyn bridge and once they got on to the brooklyn bridge that's where the costs of 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 bailouts and corporate influence on u.s. politics occupy wall street's 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 hot up 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 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 try and hear their message through the rest of the year and as i mentioned also there will be union joining up later
on in the week there have been collar activists celebrities coming down they're here to throw their support behind locking my wall street what remains i know is whether anybody in washington is listening and will they do something about what these people are saying. james corbett 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 probably the p.r. win is on the protester side because no one likes to see do 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 lowered onto the bridge and then trapped it's quite obvious by this point that the monetary system itself needs 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 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 europe the euro 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 that it 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 us and if you were in your hands sara flounders from activist group international action center says that 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 dissent here see u.s. government they claim 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 that are sturdy 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 where he's more of it there . conservative causes conference is toss a ten months in the movement politicians and delegates starting to arrive this happens. and i say this to me that to see thousand people are turning out for this march through the streets of munches to pretest what the coalition government is doing in the way of and you've actually got booed still sick people hey you got the older generation saying hands off our pensions you got to sort of middle age
generation who said that their job because as money public services slashed you've got to very very young who are worried that things like necessary means that provisions for education will be cut and of course not just of the population but a lot of students turns out much like in all the marches that we've seen across the country turns out to protest against the rising cost of education high stakes in some of the people who are hit and just why they thought it was important to ten hours a day and here's what they told me i think a simple no we send a message to the movement to bring all sport in particular to the people on the road to pole with these kids to always so this is an. issue that the government knows the majority of people opposed to what we do for you she will show you just the pages to show that you can join the future that want to try and build a movement of people bring this government down and bring in a government that doesn't offer working people now looks at the finest state you
can see here around me are calling for a strike on the thirty fifth maybe they're calling for a general strike the public sector workers to down leave why should the government just exactly what it would be like it could get to work and didn't in fact show up in the mornings if that's what they're planning to do you know to the biggest teams in the country unison yes they have all turned out here today to say we were down to the that it's in a time but unless you promise that you're going to make these deep cuts in public spectacle. i think that you'll put a date in that will save the prime minister david may see. 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 and the country quickly running out of camp. plus a strife for statehood the future of palestine is clouding an intrigue with the
shadow of an imminent u.s. veto hanging over its base at the u.n. security council. the planned reshuffle in the putin of viet of 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 a 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 his are thinking about trove of reports the pre-election period in russia could hold even more surprises yet. i think this week's headlines have been all that if hootin futenma advantage and use of the drops was brought out polemic switch russia hasn't seen for quite some time while some criticize others applauded the tandems deal and the kings of thought oh shock 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. and if you suppose my opinions do differ from yours but only take such a decision after a talk to the prime minister. or most of them you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions for them this is a prize 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 of the situation with mr cooper 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. almost for more. on the part of the cornell's these people probably remember the perils of the cold war patrol when there was a rift inside reported which ultimately was one of the reasons for the collapse of the u.s.s.r. i remember before coming to a poll on it it 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 president brought up so many questions that nutriment berdych had to meet top t.v. hants to cross the t.'s and dot the ice. because it's nice to know that people trust me as president and that my approval rating is quite high under current circumstances i also noted prime minister putin and overly remains the most popular politician in our country at this point and his rating is even higher. the election
campaign has just started let's ask ourselves a simple question what if our people reject as with medvedev and clinton what will happen to these decisions by the convention these decisions are merely the parties recommendation to vote for those people that's all the choices made by the people and these are not new words in time 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 nature an advantage of whose approval rating is still so high and russia now 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 the process and politics there are many more moves to be
made before the final me but then you got. is no if you don't catch up on our t.v. . for the full version of the interview with president you can always log on to our web site or t.v. dot com. the greek government says it's budget deficit will be cut this year and next but it will still missed targets by the international monetary fund. latest austerity measure is putting thirty thousand civil service staff on labor reserve by the end of the year and reducing their move to please the e.u. creditors and get them to hand over eight billion euro installment needed to avoid the nation going into bankruptcy next month international inspectors from the i.m.f. and european central bank are now in athens to decide whether greece should get that money but it's our first reports the public long ago lost hope that a bailout will save the country's crippled with. greece has been the place the
child of the year i think they quite will tell me very thing to expand the bailout fund the country look that's to get that much needed cash injection the help come with some conditions here in greece the people say 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 about another three percent from people's annual income is supposed to help plug some of the massive deficit in the budget nothing more than a year's salary cuts and rises in living costs the people here already at breaking point the last two years almost. thirty years of. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece.
violence has repeatedly prey can now between riot police and protesters. even more clashes as parliament again feted in yet another austerity measure in the form of any property tax many people in greece now question just here it is the thing control our fortunes are. very early in euro zone are the bankers. he's missed it consider it from a european central bank bunker being shared. being. called again and again and again. perhaps piers. despite germany having dated positively to expand the size and power of the year bad funds were already critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn to the many challenges the year is a in still faces heat the problem will move from. european countries
german banks to the end. germany. to the more skilled people knowing that you're being you know. will be affected you will find a solution to again not just for being in congress passed measures failing to have the facts it's political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public the future of the euro is a still hangs in the balance of these protests a district austerity measures to continue many people his bequeaths is a country now at risk of having not only a financial the democratic deficit as well. outside the parliament building in athens egypt's ruling military council has agreed to amend the country's election while giving in to the demands of protesters political groups also threatened to boycott of coming polls and fearing the current rules could allow supporters of x.
president mubarak to return to power in november 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 reforms on trees and he said no he went to cairo to see what else is driving people back on the street. we knew that change would come to egypt a new chapter of freedom and democracy don't judge a book by its cover when reading post mubarak egypt it's between the lines where you'll find a new chapter hasn't been published and it were slightly revised we still have the supreme council of the on poor souls of those rulers. in any sense this country towards democracy we're
a community gone but his policies are not that mostly mubarak's case is ongoing at this tribe you know new figures from human rights watch claims more civilian courts 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 only sabri 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 looks were much worse they serve very long they told people they had to stick and hold me for a minute after that i was shot for the struggle and beaten with a pat on the head least only because i'm well known now most of last leave the
country for thirty years according to law if i have to seek asylum in order to stay and fight for freedom like mubarak skaf cancer support it needs to rule egypt from graunt. that we get from the u.s. that one point five billion a year the easier proceeds 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 since our last reading the writing on the wall in many areas of the same as before don't want to paper in some areas and getting more worse and he's now a r t cairo thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged libyan city of sere fighting between forces world to national transitional council and it could after
his remaining troops continue its plunging the city deeper into 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 cramped are in desperate need of medical help of people dying in the main hospital because of oxygen and fuel storage is anti-war activist brian becker says this shows nader's 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 alliance 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 and now let's take a brief look at some other international headlines for you 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 claim to 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 and killed more officers at the base. france and the u.k.
have warned of their citizens not to travel to the volatile somalia border it follows that the kidnapping of a wheelchair bound french woman by somali militants near the popular resort of the moon 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 pirates. 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'll bring you more information as it becomes available. violence flared up again this week around kosovo's in northern border as nato led 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 help from k. four artie's oleksiak cesky has the story from council. in some parts of the world this walking road would probably be part of an extreme safari possible it isn't out of 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 for the tens of thousands of serbs living in northern kosovo the course of the serbs have been very good in the road since july in response to the course of the police checkpoints which in force the trade embargo between belgrade and the beat of its on tuesday the situation turned critical again clashes between the barricading serbs and the k four troops led to multiple injuries on both sides k. four blamed the cause of the serbs for starting the violence but injured alexandre
beach 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 this was quickly rejected by doctors in need of its fuelling speculation as to who started it. seven men have recondition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by a regular bullet which we extract from their bodies make the troops weakly set up a derivative of their weapons at journalists and issued a shoot to kill for anyone. they have totally and all police stepped out of the un mandate and there really really now just like during 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 hold it legal she is with course. until the bisque you do is result meanwhile ok for refuses to comment on their actions and goes to the border barricades the brewer is open now to service trucks looking at breach just meters away from the destroyed road block suggests this battle is far from over matters like this one are scattered all across northern of course when 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 amy and melting board nobody knows where this standoff and. troops are becoming get another frozen territorial dispute let's see ourselves see reporting from kosovo and you can always find more stories comments and videos on our website dot com here's some of what we have for
you online right now. america's use of collective punishment strips of palestinians over two hundred million dollars the american congress a block of data in response to add attempts to attempts to have palestine recognized at the un 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. and the un security council started considering the palestinians a bid for statehood on friday it was officially submitted by the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas last week in 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 powers to block the process but even if washington blocks the bit 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. we knew in advance and we were officially notified that washington will use its veto jury in the voting in all 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 u.n. security council to vote against palestinian membership in the un this is the key concern for us all the member states of the security council have the right to use or as i would put it and misuse their rights to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable. and i'll be back with recap of our top stories in
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