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hundreds of peaceful demonstrators were arrested sparking accusations of heavy handed policing defiant a wall street activist refused to back down saying more marches against corporate greed and social inequality are in the pipeline. caught up with some of those involved. i. the new season in a different nation the arab spring has become america's autumn and on saturday new york's brooklyn bridge reminded many of the scenes from egypt to hear square oh. nearly eight hundred protesters were trapped cough arrested and jailed as thousands of activists continued their second week of occupy wall street demonstrations the grassroots movement is campaigning against social inequality and corporate influence over u.s. politics in the interim police conduct against peaceful protesters has come into question. very far just last week
a new york city police officer attacked occupy wall street protesters with pepper spray prompting public outreach and an internal affairs investigation many didn't believe that there would be another dramatic confrontation this weekend after what happened last week after four women were pepper sprayed while they were corralled by the police after the n.y.p.d. used heavy handed tactics punching some protesters i think many people didn't expect that there would be something like that again this weekend though i have heard no reports pepper spray being used there were there were aggressive arrests and there were thousands of people stopped and hundreds arrested arrested activists were charged with disorderly conduct and summons to appear in criminal court. by sunday hundreds appeared on wall street determined to continue their fight against corporate domination once you are out and not afraid to be arrested anymore
the whole entire control of the police state disappears and when that happens there are a dime a credible possibilities that are open to us and suddenly you can imagine a different world and you believe you can be an agent of change. the group says it aims to raise national awareness and change america's economic disparity occupy wall street describes itself as a resistance movement inspired in part by a few counterparts we can file the believe of our brothers and sisters all over the world the arab spring in greece and spain and we can see that it did send a powerful message ordinary people are not going to stand for corporate greed anymore and that we're getting up and we're doing something about it. and the reason these activists are doing something on wall street rather than washington is because they say you have to follow the money begin where the largest campaign
contributions donations and lobby groups come from its corporate president and we were told obama was for change for you know maybe four years old. bush. before that his father the bush dynasty i mean corporate greed goes all the president i think this is where the they are doing to be impulsive it starts with that wall street it is true that these demonstrators come here with a variety of different messages but what is uniting that what unifies them is a growing frustration over the u.s. economy social inequality and corporate influence on u.s. politics these protesters say if american leaders can't act it will be the american citizens that stand up for their rights reporting from wall street more importantly artsy here. but also crack down on wall street and the way existing financial institutions are ran show that us democracy is just an empty phrase that according to you k. based investigative journalist tony awsome. i think we're dealing with people who
are absolutely in denial they're not interested in what the ordinary people want and i think this tells us the scales are falling from our eyes this shows us that america is not a democracy they're not listening to what the people have got to say and these are ordinary people coming up with their solutions because those people charged with running our financial system have not just made a mess of things they have actually orchestrated that system in their own interest it's absolutely inexcusable for the police to be wading in in a democracy note in a democracy the police do not white into peaceful demonstrators as they have been in new york so i think this is another indication that america's democracy is actually failing us at the moment it's failing the world and it's absolutely not on for them to be going around the world so-called spreading democracy when they haven't even got democracy in their own country you know in their own government institutions they need to be listening to what these people have got to say in the course they're not listening james corvet attitude of in
a pan and these websites as the main question now is where there is a largely supported and how wall street movement is likely to turn into a strong political force. as we see now of course these protests are not just taking place on wall street but are now starting to spread across the country which is a sign that there really is something going on here that will start to spread even further and and that's the type of situation that that could lead to an american spring as it's being dubbed now i see that there there could be that possibility of escalation at this moment i would say that the the momentum and the probably the the p.r. win is on the protesters side because no one likes to see big police going in and 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 so so it's very interesting to watch how this will play out and i think at this point as i say the protesters are probably winning in the p.r. game but but again i think there's a much larger political movement at stake here and it really does remain to be seen
whether there can be some sort of coordinated action on on the on the federal reserve in the at the privately owned banking so the central banking system of the united states. and another showcase of public anger is bubbling in the u.k. . joy if people post what would you post the really cool shaking. tens of thousands of people descended on manchester to take part in march against government cuts also a little later in the program damaging prices parents and teachers across france are enraged by a new school books that revise the story will council of political correctness. the greek debt crisis has taken a sharp turn for the worse as its government declares a warm be able to meet. mandated deficit deadlines for this and next year the revelation signals that the shocking degree of a staring posed by afghans on its people has failed while sending the economy in turn a manageable contraction is especially worrying given that e.u.
dad inspectors in greece are currently deciding on whether to release more bailout funds for the country the country's government has said that unless it gets that money it won't be able to pay its bills for this month are to sarah first looks at just worthless now puts the embattled country. will greece now default that's the million dollar question or to be more exact the full hundred fifty billion a year a question to take to greece now. a vote could never be. you think about greece over four billion euros of government. or or i don't know what to believe something the greek government is running out to vote and they can keep trying to impose these very few measures that would likely lead to more of the violent clashes we've seen between riot police and protest the
in the last week the month or they can choose to default that year as they need to have insisted that default is not an option. that concern that led police to do you say it could spark a financial meltdown in the usa there's now a growing recognition that behind closed doors other options are being considered a greek default is different from the cards has been on the cards now for a year and a half or two have been on the cards because when you have a debt holder hanging over the exorbitant size that we have here in greece it is impossible to imagine that the state here we can be a means by which you can reduce it so the default was always going to happen as a default speculation rumbles on it's become clear there are fundamental flaws in the usa it's operation i think europe citizens have the right to know what the causes are at the moment they're being deflected from the real causes and they are being asked to blame little greece little greece however idiotic it may have proved
in the past it is and never was incapable of spearheading a global financial crisis see just who is to blame but what we are experiencing in greece today it is a financial. using a new kind of war it is an international of. all of the international financial crime syndicate for the past eighteen months the greek government has cut wages raise taxes just pensions and in return received billions of year in bailout funds now as they await the next eight billion cash injection many are left wondering if it's all been worth it just to give you another number when we first went there this. was. it was about one. of the. now this over one hundred fifty in the latest. series that it's
going to be next year one. hundred nine so in just two years after all of this stuff. with protests and strike action now an almost daily occurrence greek government faces a huge crisis of confidence amongst the electorate financially in the red politically in the duck greece's population leasing their patience if greece does the folk the future of the year six dreamy uncertain indeed that many people here feel but not to the say is to risk their country sinking deeper into financial and economic ruin . athens and coming up later today r.t.s. peter lavelle asks his cross dog asked whether social perspire he and a strong economy are still pillars of western democracy here's
a taste for. we have governments that. hinder creation and they hinder innovation anybody but hey but steve it's not clear to me it's fair to say that it's a missionary. just going to take you know if you go into everyone on the panel is that you know we have electorates that voted for these kinds of programs for decades ok so don't say governments i mean if we're talking about people voting for politicians that say give me more and more and more and make other people pay for it later or maybe we can supply in some commonality there i ran with that i didn't like that i mean to really answer the major you just want to reassure up here go ahead i want richard in new york to go ahead yeah let me just respond to one thing that this notion that government act as if they are the origin of what they do governments are elected and under enormous pressure from their constituencies and to explain what governments do without in analyzing who's pushing them to do what is a very strange logic. and if. you
want a ninety line from moscow russia has launched another satellite into orbit as part of its global navigation project glance this means the system is now fully operational and can provide global coverage and joins us live now for more on this good morning to you so looks like the other g.p.s. providers now have a serious rival well yes the launch of this latest satellite which is the twenty fourth in the glow in the system is the wall that allows total glow total global coverage now there will be four more subtle lights planned for launch throughout the rest of the year to get the complete coverage this is the minimum amount of satellites they need to have an orbit around the planet to both. total
global coverage what hasn't always been plain sailing as far as clone us goes the actual first satellites in the system was was launched up there back in back in the eighty's developed originally by the u.s.s.r. it's now been taken over by the russian federation but even recent times we have seen some problems for glow in us in december of last year three satellites fell out of the sky causing some major setbacks and in fact this launch of the most late of the latest satellite was delayed following problems launching at the progress and module to the international space station at the at the end of august this year so there has been some step setbacks along the way now we're looking to see what clone us can actually do can it live up to the hype that it's been build that now the designers say that they can make it accurate to six meters now what that means is it can place you within six meters on the planet and that's compared to g.p.s.
which is around seven meters so we're going one meets a better with this one will. convince consumers that they want to buy products that glow in us in them instead of g.p.s. that's something that we'll have to wait and see to see how it develops along the lot of people all around the world not just here in russia we'll be looking to see if glow in us is now a viable option to g.p.s. a viable alternative i beg your pardon to g.p.s. and whether it could see future development in global positioning satellites. well it certainly looks like the competition on the market is getting tighter there and maybe good news for the consumers could all or thanks very much indeed for this update. to other news now tens of thousands have marched through the northern british city of manchester and now there are protests at
a stair it 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 artie's lore and it was there. the conservative party conference has star said ted manchester and the moment that politicians and delegates started to arrive this happens with 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 cox 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 failed that their job see because as money to public services is last you've got a very very young who are worried that some things like necessary means and provisions for education will be caught and of course manchester 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 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 sport in particular that the people are only really supposed to do these. codes to police overseas and. to put we should let the government know the majority of people opposed to what they do you know usually really cool shaking. up the pages to show about to join the to get the chinese tools that what it meant to try and build a movement what they 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 first if it's made them but they're calling for a general strike the public sector workers to down to 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 so that's what they're planning to do a lot of the biggest unions in the country unison yes they have all turned out here today to say we will downfield on the thirtieth of november unless you promise that you going to make these deep cuts in public sector for. take that you have put a date also. david. lohr am at reporting there now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world fighting has resumed the media's besieged city of syria after a two day truce to allow civilians to leave the battlefield expired nato warplanes have carried out new airstrikes while revolutionary fighters t.v. their offensive against defined khadafi loyalists on the eastern front lines the cities facing a humanitarian crisis with people being driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of essential supplies aid agencies say those trapped are in desperate need of medical help. pakistan is strongly denied afghan claims that the state
spy agency was involved in the assassination of kabul's envoy for a taliban peace talks called the allegations baseless and said the negotiator former president rabbani was pakistan's friend rabbani was killed in a suicide bombing last month afghan officials suspect islamabad is behind the murder and claimed they have already provided pakistan with supporting evidence. the palestinian bid for statehood is being considered now in the un security council a total of nine out of fifteen votes are needed to push the application through meanwhile us to fan secretary leon panetta on his trip to the middle east as war and israel that it is becoming increasingly isolated in the region he urged israel to restart peace talks with the palestinians and restore relations with turkey and egypt leader mahmoud abbas told r.t. arabic that he's concerned the u.s. will pressure the u.n. security council members to vote against the bid while the full interview is coming
up later this hour here in r.t. . for the right to veto we knew in advance and we would be notified that washington will use its veto during 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 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 or as i would put it misuse their right to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable. whether they realize it or not france school kids are learning a serious lesson in the power off political correctness across the country parents
and teachers are enraged by new textbooks which carry revised historical accounts to avoid and solving minority pupils as artie's daniel bushell reports many french fear their identity will soon disappear along with their history. twenty pages on the history of black slavery and just six on the time of the polio shown here sitting on a toilet for your history school books are in breaching parents and teachers who cool its political correctness. this sort of bestseller on the figures of frumps words of boy lives ahead it's all they all said if we didn't teach our minorities the history of their adopted country they don't feel french we are already seeing riots in our streets the crusades the called insulting to muslims the sun king louis the fourteenth to imperial and the smoked as the colonel gadhafi of his day
focus is now on the previously little known king. of thirteenth century with africa . the purge even extends to reuters studied the world including les miserables the author of victor hugo fronts. is already breaking up things professor casale because it's young people have no sense of identity parents are concerned we have to study even the worth pages of our history because you can't understand what happened or politics now in france you could not understand the history. they want to understand and to avoid properly legal actions seen as the only way to stop the removal of national history of all of our schools now give ten percent of their share yo to the medieval african mali empire i've studied it and what exactly is it contribution to world development. thousands of signed a petition of the french revolution lessons were replaced by the african kingdom of
more than multiple which many say they've never heard of the ministry of education refused to be interviewed but gave us this statement. where change in the school curriculum to reflect globalisation one of the thomas being taught because it's important to have a view on other world cultures such as egypt china and india the new european parliament reports back to compulsory school lessons on the benefits of the e.u. from quote a very young age critics want kids learning less and less about their own country states which stop teaching their poles they say consigned themselves to history. paris. brings us up to date for a now let's see what's happening in the world of business. hello and a very warm welcome to the business update the recent spike in economic uncertainty
has resulted in a heavy in the russian market fear of risk has been hitting it even harder than other emerging markets course with the. structural weakness in the country's economy. we have a relatively weak domestic economic base compared to other big emerging markets are just we are much more vulnerable to a global recession because of the potential weakness in the oil price and the price and demand for other commodities and is second reason why we see more volatility is because russia doesn't have a strong enough domestic capital base. you know because we don't yet have you know extensive structured pension funds and unstructured saving schemes as is the case in most other markets we are very reliant on foreign capital flows to a much greater extent than other emerging markets so when there is any reason for investors to be nervous about global events they will take their money out of emerging markets and we do not have the substitution of domestic money which
countries like brazil india and china do have. let's take a look at the markets now courage is extending losses from the one he alone can swelling us economy and europe's debt could fuel to market investors expect for forced show manufacturing in the u.s. barely principal light switches trading at seventy eight dollars a barrel while branches hovering at one hundred and eight one hundred one dollars a barrel and markets in asia shop below on monday on reports saying greece's new budget will fall short of austerity targets in hong kong financials and resells still leading the sell off of china is down almost five percent under the new call for. china is losing more than four and a half cents at this hour exporters are under pressure in tokyo with sony down almost six percent. and finally here in moscow two hours ahead of the opening bell here both are just in the most extended the last week deep in the red have some worries that
a shrinking global economy could hurt the country's commodities producers and analysts believe it still not be under the trouble and so in the market. we still don't know we still don't have any resolution of the what's going to happen in europe and that's a big big issue for russia russia next is a particularly risky and investors won't buy that if they don't know what's going to happen in europe and if there's going to be defaults in europe and equally they won't buy russian actually if they don't know where the oil price is going to go to also that we see the meeting and there will be some conjecture about whether c.b.s. will be willing perhaps even to cut rates i mean certainly the market is expecting rates to stay stable but it's. going to be another volatile week or so and. that's all we have time for now you are up to date for more stories check our website r t v dot com slash business.
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talk about here with r.t. live from moscow these are the top stories backs against a wall street brutal crackdown supporters for social and financial justice sparks accusations that u.s. democracy is just an illusion. athens prepares for the plunge as severe austerity fails to save the greek economy where the government admitting it won't be able to meet key dictated deficit deadlines for this year. russia's morbid ambitions grow as another satellite for its global tracking system launches into space to rival u.s. produced g.p.s. systems. bought next r.t. says down with a man who reignited palestinian aspirations for in the pants on the world state president mahmoud abbas to discuss his views on the future of his bid and that of palestine.
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