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top stories and a look back at the week's news what began as a citizen standoff against big banks on wall street has grown into a nationwide rally in a couple of weeks heavy handed police tactics against protesters in manhattan catapulted into headlines and inspired more people in other cities to join as artie's married important i reports campaigners are convinced that this is just the start. of the collective voices of american dissent has manifested into a movement impossible to ignore occupy wall street began in the world's financial capital but this week protests have police through dozens of cities nationwide. in the big apple up to fifteen thousand americans flooded lower manhattan labor unions transport workers teachers nurses and u.s. veterans standing shoulder to shoulder with young activists spearheading a fight against us wealth inequality and corporate greed young people right now have no hope in our society i just want to see
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a. more just society for the young people coming up and all of the american people right now are suffering through these hard economic times this seems pretty revolutionary to me and this period of revolution is here and so i need to be a part of what you are and not agree to be arrested anymore the whole entire control of the police state disappears when that happens there are 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 occupy movement has gained such momentum even the president who promised change was forced to address the issue i think people are frustrated and. the protestors are giving voice to a more broad based frustration about how our financial system works that the american people understand that not everybody has been following the rules. that
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wall street is an example of that these days a lot of folks who are doing the right thing aren't rewarded and a lot of folks who are doing the right thing are rewarded while the u.s. has encouraged and supported democratic uprisings in the arab world the same events playing out at home have been met with baton pepper spray and the arrests of nearly eight hundred peaceful protesters on the brooklyn bridge a scene that reminded some of egypt's two force where we can volunteer believe our brothers and sisters all over the world care of 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 three weeks into the anti wall street demonstrations the new york city police department has pumped two million dollars into overtime pay fines some critics say are being used to repress freedom two miles from the chaos of the united nations even financier
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and billionaire george soros who weighed in on the populist uprising that actually i can understand the sentiment ventry. because the. decision not to inject capital into the. banks but to effectively relieve them of the bad. and then allow the. gave the banks. profits and allowed them to pay. bonuses as they see can i can sympathize with. his grievances spearheaded so loud and large that means free media outlets have been left with no other choice but to cover the protests in a matter of weeks occupy wall street not only mobilized in. one hour from
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a concert many believe this ongoing that that would become turning point every two hours where a mass movement towards american politicians didn't work for the majority of the people not constant corrective demanding democracy from the very rigorous that promoted bring up or die our hearts in new york. one former u.s. intelligence officer tells r t washington should watch its back because if it doesn't listen to the people it could face a potentially violent revolution these are not stupid people they're very smart and they understand that at root this is about corruption and government and corruption on wall street and until you have electoral reform you cannot restore the integrity of the u.s. government so yes there is a common cause but it's a bottom up movement and so that common cause is being voiced in many different ways i think the united states right now is much more desperate than ttyl realize we're at twenty two percent unemployment on our way to thirty percent we are at
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sixteen percent below the poverty line on our way to thirty percent there is no question in my mind that this is going to be a very dark winter in the united states and on less to government three stores its own integrity and starts paying attention of the public interest rather than to the special interests i believe that we will have a swarm over evolution initially nonviolent but with the potential to become violent. stay with us here on r.t. up ahead there is no resting for greece world bankers demand more and more austerity from athens but outside parliament police turn on a public that's had enough of cuts and tax hikes that have driven many into poverty . politically correct did history parents and teachers across france lash out at a new school books that revise historical accounts so they don't insult minorities . and the supposed syrian regime victim who's back from the dead after making
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global headlines raising questions about accuracy and agenda in the conflicts coverage in the west. but first america's war in afghanistan reached its second decade this week in the worldwide chorus calling for the occupation to end is a growing louder a white house official has suggested it may be far from over saying cia and special forces could stay indefinitely as part of the global war on terror as jason malard reports the evidence on the ground shows there is no rush to leave. if the united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan why is its largest base getting bigger were you asleep forces over at the taliban in late two thousand and one bug a mere field is little more than a flight tower and a cracked runway since then the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital has grown into a small city itself over twenty five thousand full time personnel fleets of military cargo aircraft and enough physicals to cause traffic jams that expansion
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is no way it is by scores of contractors u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more many more hardware after sending an extra thirty thousand troops to afghanistan last year president obama started bringing them home this summer but with afghan forces struggling to stand alone it's likely that less will even planned and bases like this one aren't going to shrink anytime soon. at least there are plenty of home comforts for soldiers staying on for tough year long deployments they can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to fine jewelry enjoy a cappuccino and grab some takeout the new pizza hut franchise and if they're tired of working out in the gym they're free to go to the salon for a haircut inside although some officials have tried to limit such amenities calling them a distraction from the war the troops are happy to have them and these are extremely valuable to your voice enough for you to leave this planet then have
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a taste of that right. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business both inside and outside the wire without diagram of the soldiers my business would be nothing we like having them here but not everyone agrees deadly taliban rocket attacks are on the rise and as the base becomes more and more crowded the threat to those living inside multiplies no matter how high its walls become everyone gets a close call when you're this can just get this much equipment personnel it's all into one tight spot get close it's going to destroy something or someone easy as it may be to forget at times this is still a war zone jason mukluk in barbara for our team. washington's announcement of a protracted stay in afghanistan came as little surprise to brian becker of the pro peace and search coalition he says there's no way the u.s. would bad in a region that's so strategically important if the u.s. military were to leave afghanistan altogether or if it were to leave iraq
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altogether those governments would become independent self determining governments free of foreign interference or foreign occupation that's what would happen they would form their own natural alliances with their neighbors the united states does not want that this is the great prize this is a geo strategic between resource rich part of the world united states is there for the long term and i think that's the real goal is to put firmly afghanistan and the surrounding countries into an american spirit i think the karzai government really is an extension of american power which has a masquerade the fiction of a nato cover but really it's an american power cards i of course probably cannot survive without outside support after all the outsiders the occupiers put him into power i don't think he has any real legitimacy or credibility for his people and unintended consequence of the u.s. led operation in afghanistan has been the country's meteoric rise as the world's leading heroin producer exports to europe russia and asia have sparked
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a new it could epidemic but nato troops are doing little to stop it former chief of staff u.s. secretary of state colin powell says that's because the u.s. is less than eager to make more enemies. 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 in any blatant overwhelming comprehensive way because that just adds to the enemy list that they have to fight they are 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 have been a five 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 that. and london's trafalgar square big crowds martha decade in
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afghanistan with a defiant get out now message watch our reports from the heart of the british capital as well as our expert opinion and analysis at r.t. dot com. it's. fixed. europe's finances felt the chill of autumn this week with spain italy and british banks all having credit ratings chopped as the debt crisis whirls around them greece remains the centerpiece with the i.m.f. on voice of the country giving it all to made him to wrap up the cuts or face total collapse is dire outlook comes in the face of a growing investor and market uncertainty that markets certainty that a greek default is now inevitable something and not helped earlier this week by things admitting it's failed to reduce its deficit to the agreed level despite the relentless austerity drive that the nation is a part of me in tatters. the needs of the people are taking second place to big
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bank demands. syntagma square once again bearing witness clashes between riot police here is protesting so you go. back about. the right you know thank you larry and in fact i'm the pensions really be my thing as a police moved in to clear the crowds some shocking. one point the. protest is into the metro station many of the hit kicks by they supposed to be keeping control. but the message being sent by the government is one of repression and fear. seems like this is very serious questions about the level of force being used. to pry a is a forty three year old journalist he's reported from many conflicts but it was in his country where he said. i just remember thinking is this really happening
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i took shelter in an enclosure. and one policeman who i think was a commander in a very. taking pictures i told him i was a journalist but he gave an order to. me these are some pictures of. the place he'd taken shelter the fight the sound the flash bang. after that i won't call it an accident it was in the time my life's been like a small. an investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slow a famine a list tells us the countless cases against heavy handed police tactics to support any kind of results we witness for ourselves the lack of discrimination when the police lash out when journalists along with his camera to the ground the rise in the level of aggression seen by the police and the more extreme groups of protesters is causing serious concern with the government continuing to implement
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severe austerity measures in a bid to. cash tensions looks set to keep escalating i think. to explain. the first reaction. when we. experienced. the impact of the financial crisis is being played out play by play well sometimes in the square there are now fears that the financial crisis ten into an economic recession could bring the entire usa just to bring people to their knees surf city. investment advisor patrick young says the lack of direction at the top of the e.u. was a major factor in the spread of the debt pain that threatens to destroy the currency . the european union are trying to take fiscal control of greece because they think
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that's the only way they can actually control the crisis essentially what is being fought at the moment is a battle for the sovereignty of greece the european union is too slow there is too little leadership and there is a pig headed intransigence particularly amongst the finance ministers but they're specially amongst the leaders of the european union nations in terms of understanding that they needed to move a lot faster on this crisis they still need to move much faster and ultimately time is running out because greece is leading the contagion that is going to kill the euro by the end of the year if we don't see positive and rapid auction realistically about action means that greece needs to leave the euro because the problem is we cannot leave citizens of the european union to starve to death because it suits the troika of international lenders doesn't british banks saw
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their credit ratings drop this week moody's credit agency decision came after the government said it's unlikely to bellow giants like lloyds in r.b.s. if they get into trouble again just lead just days later fairtrade other one of the big three credit rating firms keep the thumbs down to italy and took spain scored down two notches british economist mark littlewood says it's a wake up call for the spoiled banks. what we've got to get away from in the united kingdom and actually right across the western world more generally is this idea that every single bank is copper bottomed because if they get into trouble the taxpayer will kill them out and one of the key things that the u.k. government is struggling with is how do we allow our banks to go for the war when to fail without actually describing the wider economy and i think that these the these downgrades by actually reflect the fact that we are beginning to move away from what was a hopeless and helpless situation knowing which basically every bank you that if
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you crashed then the time when the government would come to the right so it's a grim warning but in the same way as you would wish to have an almost a toy from your doctor about your state of health i think it is a welcome warning. remember you can get a grip on the world's financial fallout with our expert opinions and analysis plus blogs and more at our t dot com if you click over there right now we're also tackling some monster myths is a big foot busted we joined a group of russian yeti ologist who believe they've on earth they believe that may have sheltered supersize snowman for years. felony violence and terrorism the eternal troubles of every major metropolis but new york's mayor michael bloomberg has come to the now has the ultimate crime cure a really big gun i mean really big check out the details that are. syrian security forces have reportedly opened fire on thousands of mourners at the
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funeral of a kurdish opposition leader in the northeast of the country killing five wounding several others since the uprisings against president assad began in march an estimated twenty nine hundred people have died syria's defense ministry stated the terrorist groups are active they are targeting military officials scientists and intellectuals he also says those calling for foreign intervention in syria want to ruin the country and its principles and the media race to rout the regime forced many into a surprising u. turn this week as archy's i for better explained. she was hailed as the flower of syria the symbol of the suffering under president bashar assad's brutal regime at least that's what much of the western media said after the apparent butchering and zeinab holes in the pictures of what was done to corpse and they are simply too gruesome to air several western media outlets were quick to report households in these gruesome death apparently the first woman killed in government custody but
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now it appease she's miraculously back from the date even being interviewed on syrian t.v. . i came to the police station to see the truth this what i see to those line channels i'm now still alive not dead human rights groups. amnesty international jumped on the bandwagon to reporting out hosni was tortured murdered and mutilated it even claimed a mother found the body in a morgue last month all assertions is now being forced to backtrack on this we will endeavor to be more cautious and phrase things a little bit more nuanced the state broadcaster says the interviews to dispel what it labels fabrications by foreign media to serve western interests in stories like this that have been used to prop up calls from the u.s. britain and france for un sanctions to be slapped on syria but their foundations are now looking shakier than ever this footage allegedly shows unarmed sound civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels say perhaps not the peaceful
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opposition they're often made out to be by the west that only seems to look one way . this notion that the u.n. has is now part of this pro-democracy receipt regime is ridiculous they are jumping on that bandwagon is an opportunity to get out front of it and create its deceptive appearance while at the same time there's a porting the dictatorships that are aligned with them in the united nations and it's part of their empire russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution for syria seeing through it as a potential cover for another libyan style intervention so they may not be any oil this time but there's always an ulterior motive it's important is as a geopolitical factor right next to israel a country which obviously america and britain and the other western powers strongly support so that would be the altering into a political motive vetoes of followed by a security council walkout from america over remarks during the syrian envoy speech but the u.s.
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promised to be back with another resolution and undoubtedly more dramatic evidence to drive the point home either bennett r.t. london. russia says there is a better way to solve serious problems than imposing more tough sanctions president medvedev says it's not up to the united nations or nato to decide our country's political course our partners in the u.n. security council do not rule out a replay of the libyan scenario although they said more than once that they clearly understood syria is very different to libya russia will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council that aimed to overthrow political regimes the u.s. was not created for that post. libyan revolutionary forces claim they've seized parts of a convention center that served as a key base for gadhafi loyalists in his hometown of sirte for more than two days now libya's interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet on the most important remaining khadafi stronghold revolutionary forces say they now
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control most of the town but face fierce resistance from loyalist fighters thousands of people have left sirte but many remain there is meaning there's a high risk of civilian casualties but for peace campaigners the fact that nato was protecting civilians by shelling certain shows the alliances approach is selective . the whole idea of the bombing was that it was meant to protect the civilians and bang goes i think you know why does he want anybody inside up to the idea that you have main killing civilians in another city or town and they feel i'm not see exactly what's happening so many times very selective about what civilians it's upholds it doesn't support those civilians who might allows it with its way it does supposedly want and of course we know you want this title i was a proud she was lambasting trying segments to get rid of gadhafi if they could dress this up as helping civilians in libya so they would if not they. don't care
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about civilians not not was actually not me so i will be killed terrible killings and so i'm sure and really this is a response on this seems to be doing now run lately on. wiki leaks controversial founder julian assange is tells r t that it's a warning for everyone that the libyan intervention was solely about the u.s. and europe taking over the country. the lesson for libya is that there are only two superpowers in the world was speaking why one of the united states and europe these two super. gotten together to take over a country the regional justification for a no fly zone over libya has been completely abused it shows that there is no effective rule of law. knighted nations it should be a lesson to us every time that a small mandate is given. military and intelligence. that it is a slippery slope that leads to the takeover of countries or understand. in
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france the power of political correctness seems to be teaching a serious lesson for school kids parents and teachers are angry at new textbooks that carry revised historical accounts to avoid insulting minority peoples as artie's dale bashaw reports many french fear their identity may soon be consigned to history as well twenty pages on the history of black slavery and just six on the time of napoleon shown he is sitting on a toilet from sees new history school books parents and teachers who cool it's political correctness gone mad this is based on the front wheels of oil and so hate it's all these false they don't know 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
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the sun king louis the fourteenth to imperial and the pony and smoked as the colonel gadhafi of his day focus is now on the previously little known king came kumu thought of thirteenth century west africa. the purge even extends to reuters studied rumbled world including les miserables you all to victor hugo france 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 worst pages of our history because you can understand what happened for politics now in france if you don't understand the history. they want to understand and to avoid properly legal action seen as the only way to stop the removal of national history of all of our schools now give ten percent of their share deal to the medieval african moline point i've studied it and what exactly is it contribution to world development.
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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 a 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. the new bush or altie paris. be back shortly with a recap of our top stories stay with us.
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it was created to serve public interests to inform and to entertain.
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these days there's nothing easier than opening a new media outlet but there is nothing harder than revoking its license in case of corruption on. one just. stand out on the airwaves in trouble. the problem is going to involve in a community where you have one large corporation controlling the daily newspapers radio stations television stations the cable outlets that you told me that that sounds like democracy public opinion versus f.c.c. broadcast blues on archie wealthy british style sun it's america sometimes it's. hard. margetts why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy in these kinds of reports on our.
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eight thirty am in moscow we're doing the week's top stories here on our t.v. no withdrawal from wall street the anti-bank protesters harden their resolve as their movement grows nationwide and becomes difficult for the government to ignore . the u.s. led war in afghanistan enters its second decade with the white house dashing hopes of a total pullout saying the cia and special forces may be there to stay. russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution on syria calling for political dialogue instead of tough sanctions on president assad's regime. a slew of fresh credit rating cuts spain italy and british banks take a huge hit from increasingly worried investors. next on our t.v. robert foster wraps up the question of how to fix the global economy literally that's coming up stay with us.

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