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starts on t.v. don't succumb. to war dragging on for a decade the u.s. led invasion of afghanistan passes the ten year mark with the taliban defeat nowhere in sight and human of course that's rising faster than ever. meanwhile in the u.k. enough is enough say protesters calling for a speedy troop withdrawal they gather in london to mark the afghan wars tenth anniversary. plus anti corporate sentiment spreads fast across the you watch the occupy wall street movement is criticized for lacking organization proves it's far from chaotic and is in it for the long haul. bus parties cause the team
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does of the land once rich with ground estates were prominent russian poets and princes made their homes i mean the people who now struggle to preserve what remains of that bygone splendor. it's five pm in moscow you're watching arts you live with me and you see now our top story the u.s. led war in afghanistan has now passed the ten year mark it's been widely dubbed a decade of failure with nato troops no closer to victory over the taliban the human cost though keeps on rising go among the soldiers and afghan civilians who demand an end to the aimless war and the violence and brings down on them jason might like reports. to do this to. your country. to speak. official claims that the war is being won two thousand and eleven is
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lining up to be the deadliest yet for u.s. forces fighting to tame the decade long taliban insurgency and thanks to improved medical capabilities casualties who would have perished in previous conflicts are surviving by these two soldiers one patrol in a vehicle when a roadside bomb exploded beneath them it's ok less than half an hour for made of a crew to pick them up by helicopter and deliver them to the trauma ward of kandahar airfield one of the country's busiest their injuries are bad but not extreme i mean we will most likely stay on base until they've recovered more severe cases such as it be ten days or flown to germany for treatment all right you guys with me and this was so it was built to save critically injured american troops fresh from the front lines but doctors here also treat afghan civilians caught in the crossfire with nowhere else to go for help nine year old wally was shot in the head by a stray bullet earlier this year when u.s. marines going to a firefight with the telephone his village in helmand province the board shattered
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part of his skull and would have killed him if not for emergency surgery in six months dr main part says he's treated more than a fair share of afghan bystanders mostly gunshot and bomb blast victims in this follow up operation he and his team are reconstructing the boy's forehead with a titanium mesh that will restore his appearance so i started i. had no one i. also gratified to make a difference in. this i held it very likely your series starts today. michel. in the recovery ward well his father says that while he's sure it was a u.s. marine will it be his son he's grateful for the first class treatment he has rescinded which i did with that and i'm just checking that he's ok this shooting was a mistake so he's forgiven accident or not the enduring insurgency suggests that no amount of goodwill can compensate for civilian casualties that continue to climb
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each month in a war the groans on jason whitlock and caned or kynaston for ten. but again drug production has increased dramatically since the foreign intervention began and the country remains the world's largest source of opium a former chief of staff to the u.s. secretary of state says american forces are turning a blind eye to the problem because they fear more resistance who benefits from this is who benefits from it in mexico and colombia and other places it's people who are heavily invested in the drug trade and i don't just necessarily mean those who are taking it there is a connection and that connection is very simple it is that the troops don't want to attack those people who are raising drugs not even blatant overwhelming comprehensive way because that just adds to the enemy list that they have to fight they're fighting all manner of taliban now different groups of taliban they're fighting people who are just pashtun and want them out of the country who may
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identify as taliban they don't want to add to that enemies list all the people who are raising drugs in afghanistan and making a profit from their. about fifteen minutes our things military analysts asked why america despite tremendous military superiority is struggling to contain insurgents . the u.k. has the second largest number of troops deployed in afghanistan antiwar activists celebrities and politicians are gathering in london protesting over a decade of war are things that are bad it is there for us and now joins us live ivor tell us about the draft of anti-war sentiment in britain as it marks ten years of involvement in. levinsky today this huge protest in the center in the center of london has magical sentiment in the public magination here in britain is . this is this bit someone from the service in the last few years as people
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realize that this morning it's become a part of the furniture or a policy with this event that made this ten year anniversary of the campaign in afghanistan has borne it back to the surface people are very angry ok that we're there in the first place obviously the period of time that the cuts people stirred because really didn't do that all this money eighty billion pumped into a seemingly unwinnable war in another five hundred million is a nation in development pay to the ngos a say is no reaching it's the wrong people is it. really having much of an effect in the last hour or so the process is being taken when she spoke so you will even cause. to get on to the two thousand troops in. a us university brown university in thousand other people i mean you go in this. civilians insurgents. so that's what the focus has been in the last hour protests
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that around two thousand people have attended wanted to talk more about this is john hillery from the charity. he's very much has been seventy. let him. the human rights situation going on now going isn't what he says better than it was ten years ago but i think in the last five years of basically we've seen a terrible problem in human rights just as the poorest escalates here it's failed to bring any extra stability so you see many more children being contrived to their rights many more being killed a great escalation of violence in pakistan as well as in afghanistan because there's another thirty thousand people have died in march on as well so it's not getting better in any way it's getting much much worse and that's why we're protesting today was the problem n.g.o.s seventy one injury as it comes to the foreign aid process now and and also seeing it essentially to address that was the problem why is that aid not getting free with the corruption they will part of the problem is with the nato forces themselves because they've said they want to see an
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a.t.v. as another pause in their military arsenal they're using aid to win the hearts and minds and the people who they're fighting against it's a complete travesty but it is basically it shouldn't be a battle against the audience you should be aiming for that you're palatable to that's the first program you've got so how do you present tells us also come forward and address the fact that there is rampant corruption in afghanistan in the process of getting aid to the people who really need it but he's playing the only international community she really said when i despair the girls will go with the training and knowledge of the sea in selling corruption within the whole of the afghan government and the key thing here is about getting the foreign troops out people in afghanistan now the british we know here seventy four percent of all people want our troops now because that's what we're saying to the government get the troops out that you can start dealing with all of the problems in afghanistan now the key part of your protests here today has been against these product
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companies profiting off a war in afghanistan this last decade tell us that. it's one of the was that events of the war and from iraq to afghanistan became increasingly. yes of mercenaries and private military companies coming alongside a lot of the soldiers in britain in particular is culpable here we have ten big companies all providing mercenary soldiers in afghanistan but they operate outside any legal bounds until they reach the guilty of terrible human rights violations on the totally on the heels of the way saying that must be a complete ban that you should listen to reason in these combat situations of brain damage as well as the soldiers killed by john hillery from the war in one thanks very much then to aussie so the pros just knew and he's still going on a still in full swing speech isn't julie's around here it's only for the thousand or so people here march down to downing street to see prime minister david cameron we'll bring you more from late this afternoon and he will be joining you throughout the day ivor bennett live from london as people gather to protest on this tenth
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anniversary of the war in afghanistan thanks for that. well we're always eager to know your opinion on the stories we're covering today we're asking you what we're going to say ten years of american troops has left afghan soil and around the world let's take a look at some of the numbers just over half of you are sort of the war has brought the us nothing but blood sweat and bankruptcy a third think those years have just made afghanistan the world's biggest terror when college was under a fifth believe the occupation has cleared the way for an american invasion of pakistan now only three percent think the war has made the world a safer place arjen dot com vote and have your say on the issue. do it touch american. target. stuff. you should see the food take us worship. the mission
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to bring peace and stability to the we're. going to take years on cause you don't mean they have to change. the occupy wall street movement has spread to dozens of american cities including the capital washington d.c. that's anti-corporate protest in new york and for their fourth week the city's mayor has recently lashed out at demonstrators saying their actions are hurting the economy protesters however insist it's the greed of just one percent of the u.s. population live streaming the country into financial chaos in the first place well despite being branded as anarchist by many ghost camping out in lower manhattan are well organized and have a clear agenda as our focus on the few turkana to stop. these are. the people with you know. for pews of being anarchists and disorganized the occupy wall street and count is far from chaotic it is served up like
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a small village where we're not into themed sections way better organized than i thought it would be. they really have it set up so that there isn't a clear leader in the organization the way that it's being done but at the same guy . every part seems to be handled by someone in the medical area staffed by volunteers provides on the spot assistance comfort area supply sweaters embroidered kits to keep demonstrators warm as the season gets chilly or while the door needed sleeping bags pile up as the number of protesters close because we just heard to charge our butts are beautiful richard richard of the kitchen providing a traditional american breakfast bread bagels and peanut butter and jelly plant fruits are used to filter water here we have breakfast at seven thirty in the morning people go to breakfast foods bread cereal we have lunch. we have snacks considering continually throughout the day your dinner at seven thirty
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a media center has been broadcasting a live stream from day one of the protests for already three weeks videos from during clashes with police are posted online from. these laptops you got people company running in here i mean panicky you know adrenaline rush with cameras i got footage i got footage you know processing footage getting it online and simultaneously having people tweet you know on facebook when i social media using social media and to get it out get the message out of what's happening as quick as possible why feeds of the protests are being followed by supporters across the u.s. and the world the viewership really goes up as you keep a steady constant you know provision of information is also spread in more traditional ways the status board helps protesters keep up to date with the occupation developments is to try to find a body by wall street zero chance of rain the number of arrests to date over eight hundred thirty four. a library area let's put chester's relax and educate
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themselves with literature reading most tastes fiction nonfiction magazines we got a good selection we got c.d.'s we had d.v.d.'s a guy drug documentaries all people on wall street prides itself in being a peaceful grassroots democratic movement without leaders there are just different decisions made by different groups is that if there is to be some decision that's going to supposedly speak on bart on behalf of everyone here but now we need to happen at the general assembly and need to be consensus on by everyone here all of the many cooks in the kitchen are here to cook up one thing a revolution of change in america as they see church you know archie you know. well our correspondents are also reporting on the latest developments from the occupy wall street protests on twitter are ceaselessly com off has been at the very heart of the demonstrations and one of her latest tweets she says the number of people taking to the streets of lower manhattan doubled if not triple in just a day
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a half hour to underscore color and keep underscore america to find out more. we've got more reaction from the streets of new york in this week's edition of the resident maury harmfulness asked ansi wall street campaigners if they think they'll win their fight against corporate power. i'm here. this week let's talk about that i think what really protesting is you know the failure of the system to respond to you know a kind of higher calling for you know our country you know we can't be subjected to . you know one percent of one percent those the real bad guys you know who make over five million dollars a year for doing that well i do feel that the country is in a very serious serious situation where he just the united states or is it a global issue it's a global issue but the united states says that the center of the of all of the most
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important issues right now that we're going to. let money to be to spain we have people from other cultures but i just don't want to he's had rallies all over doesn't do it. for i mean party that up i while they're down by one percent of the population if you're going to be that wealthy you should have to pay a tax to be that wealthy it's only fair do you think that's going to happen through movements like this you know now as badly as we're out here trying during the sixty's there were riots in newark and l.a. because of poverty inequality racism is separate i mean people riding their old cities down as soon as that happened within a year there were all kinds of government programs to help people out because they got people really afraid i was going to spread all over the country we're trying to make sure that doesn't happen by having a peaceful revolution of some justice and some some enforcement of the regulations
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we already had on the books that would be a good start eating up going to happen. i have to believe so yeah i have to be i believe so how is this going to achieve that. this is just like the genesis of a bigger movements it's been going on for a couple weeks and every day gets larger and larger so. i think eventually it'll bring results well i think i think there's a large amount of discontent with what's going on in this country and i think that this is so people can identify if you like a lot of people are feeling this way as well so i mean in the sense of a rallying point i think that this is this is going to draw attention to draw people in whether or not you agree with their math but the bottom line is these people are getting the word. across the atlantic things are looking too good for the economy either the u.k. banking system has been rocked as the credit ratings of twelve financial institutions have been downgraded leading ratings agency moody's downgrades were
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due to doubts over the u.k. government's future support movies liking to drive up borrowing costs and make it more difficult for businesses to get loans but a leading british economist has told r.t. the downgrade is a reality check the u.k. needed long ago. we already have inflation of around about five percent in the united kingdom which. is hardly putting more money into the economy risks actually increasing that inflation is supposed to be the kind of england's central key toss to actually keep inflation under control two and a half percent or less my concern is that quantitative easing throwing another seventy five billion pounds into the economy is actually a distraction from the u.k. government needs you know you very aggressive and radical growth strategies on that i think they lack at the moment what we've got to get away from in the united kingdom and actually brought across the western world more generally is the. single
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copper bottomed because if they get into trouble the tracks will cry all the banks and one of the key things that u.k. government is struggling with is how do we allow it to go for the wall to fail. destroying the wider economy and i think that these these the. so the. truly reflect the fact we are beginning to move toward promote was a hopeless and hopeless situation in which basically every bank you could if you crashed there in the trunk of the government would come to the right so it's a grim warning put in the sun by as you would wish to have an almost a toy just from your doctor about your state of health i think it is a welcome warning. but coming up later today a new show here on r t has robert frost delves into the murkier depths of the debt stricken global economy there's a quick work out what to expect of his unique style with this rendition of a recession. the little slicing is us crushing is imminent smash the debt ceiling
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fourteen trillion despite protests and clashes in the streets behind me i think most folks really just programs the greeks with the to an economy into the language from the greek economy of meaning household management will be managing phoebe's account but in practice if anyone actually know what the hell's even happening. it's twenty minutes past the hour a look at some other news libyan interim government forces claim they've taken control of most of syria one of the last strongholds of the topos colonel gadhafi it's after renewed assault on the town with heavy taken rocket fire but there's still heavy resistance on the streets from those loyal to the ousted leader spy reports claiming thousands of people have left syria many more remain meaning there is a high risk of civilian casualties maybe as interim leaders say syria is crucial to formally declaring liberation and scheduling elections but british activists and journalists who can charm them says many are ignoring the high human cost. to call
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it hypocrisy is to give too much credit to nate so this is this is outright states to conduct domination and monopolization of libya's wealth but actually now it's it's really clear to the world and unfortunate again the western mainstream press is now reporting this but civilians are clearly targeted and it's it's very clear that this is this is a town which is basically empty of civilians somewhat so has the nato bombing and the offensive by the rebels taken such a toll on the civilians that nevertheless it is still resisting and also the media are still talking about going to lead and basically the rebels in libya have given up and taking over when you will also just about fifty kilometers. east of tripoli i think there's another town that's going over to gadhafi side so the battle is far from over. but returning to our top story washington is trying to lead times with one of its allies in the afghan war pakistan relations have recently been hit by
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mutual accusations and political differences are these military analysts reports from. this is the commanding height that dominates this sweeping view. area of couple the afghan capital. right behind me and the reason that three weeks ago was under the twenty hour was siege by the hard any network let's take a closer look at what went wrong with the global war on terror first after al qaeda central rate deployed to the pashtun tribal belt along the afghan pakistani border the state department filed a request with pakistan for cooperation against osama bin ladden going to slam about brazenly ignored the diplomatic request from washington d.c. with their middle finger behind their back the cia could and should have saved the day by activating their formidable human intelligence network in afghanistan to
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conduct a clone pastime body snatching mission and to bring some of the london to justice but they just blew it looking back at operation enduring freedom the question is not what went wrong with this mission but question is what prevents him w. bush administration to look at all other options and for starters so make sure that pakistan will be treated as a reliable ally not after but before the nine eleven struck the united states. a look now at some world news in brief for you this hour a speeding bus and car collided in china leaving at least thirty five people dead and eighteen injured most of the victims are thought to be college students returning after the national holidays many were thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over after the crass it's one of three major road accidents in china which
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thank fifty six lives on the nonstate of a week long holiday. hundreds of radical muslims have protested across pakistan against a death sentence being given to the killer of punjab governor one of the officials own guard shot dead earlier this year because of his remarks on pakistan's blasphemy law the assassin's lawyer is appealing this sentence emphasizing that death penalties i've rarely been carried out in pakistan in recent years. thousands of students have marched through italy's capital protesting against education cuts through paint and flayers that banks are trying to block railway lines but were eventually dispersed by police demonstrators say the event marks a new wave of what's been called autumn which last year saw several thousand people clash with police but only recently signed off forty five billion euros of cuts to tackle its debt. now trying to discover more of the world's biggest country in our
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close up series on russia. they were traveling through the pens a region around six hundred kilometers southeast of moscow grander states there had inspired some of russia's greatest writers including me their months of. explain some of the places which have roused writers passions in the past face an uncertain future. a tale of two states army a modest country see the sorest time survived in farming and small scale manufacturing it happened to be the childhood home one of russia's most legendary figures mikhail the element of a child prodigy a fiery campaign soldier womanizer and finally a great romantic poet a novelist he died and it at the age of twenty seven while little of his work was
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composed there meant that it's buried in the family mostly him. no two hundred people look after the estate as in the nineteenth century the family has become the main employer for adjacent villages. direct descendants of the serbs who worked dress up and council says but it job. so i'm going to play the heiress across for the benefit of tourists well there's the numbers are growing there is no need for this state to turn a profit. all the levels of family and as good a state as one the poet himself was living other ground in the area just as important architecturally are not getting the same care and funding. one of russia's grand palaces well not anymore in its heyday in the nineteenth century reckon it was the self-sufficient cultural center for the benefit of one man the diamond prince alexander could walk in and soviet times and served in the warehouse
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and hope for dementia sufferers before falling into disrepair and even the government nor any private investors the millions of dollars needed to rebuild it. now. on the one hand you can turn all of these states into museums and the lifestyle they support it has gone on the other if the situation continues as it is they will simply disappear and that is a fact i think. villages of cracking are decided to fight they're never going from house to house to collect donations and rely entirely on volunteers to help out the restored state building by building starting with a cemetery chapel but. we're not professional restorers we've got little money from the tiriel zz we only do what we can and we don't want to be thought of as savages who do not understand where we live we want a woman or our ancestors. they face a daunting task but if they don't for build it no one else will. you there are of
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no party and the region. we're going to take a short break here on our team and i'll be back with a recap of our top stories stay with us.
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