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i know what's really happening to the global economy with much stronger no holds barred look at the global financial headlines because reports. today's news in the week's top stories no withdrawal from wall street anti-bank protesters harden their resolve is their movement grows nationwide becoming difficult for the government to ignore. the u.s. led war in afghanistan enters a decade with 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 following for political dialogue instead of tough sanctions on president assad's regime. a slew of fresh credit rating cuts hit europe as spain italy and several british banks take a huge hit i mean producing the bargain that's.
one pm in moscow treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on our t.v. what started as a citizen standoff against big banks on wall street has grown into a nationwide rally in just a couple of weeks heavy handed police tactics against protesters in lower manhattan catapulted it into the headlines and inspired more people to join in other cities and artie's merida porton i reports campaigners are convinced this is just the start. collecting voices of american dissent has manifested into a movement impossible to ignore occupy grow street began in the world's financial capital but this week protests have police dozens of cities nation rock. in the big apple up to fifteen thousand americans flooded lower manhattan. 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 and i do want to see a fairer more just society for young people coming up and all of the american people right now are some pretty good these hard economic times this seems pretty revolutionary to me and then this period of revolution is here and so i need to be a part of once you are and not afraid 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 certainly 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. you know the protesters are giving voice to
a more broad based frustration about how our financial system works and the american people understand that not everybody has been following the rules. that 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 weren't doing the right thing or 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 platonic pepper spray and the arrests of nearly eight hundred peaceful protesters on the brooklyn bridge a scene that reminded some of egypt's took your square you can follow. the lead of our brothers and sisters all over the world 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 giving up 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 and billionaire george soros weighed in on the populist uprising and surely i can understand their sentiments. frankly. because the. decision not to inject capital into the. banks but to effectively relieve them of bed. and allow the. gave the banks. profits and allowed them to pay. bonuses as they see can i can sympathize. since 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 the only mobilized. natural expense many believe this ongoing attack because i turning point in the new acts were not made it's american politicians instant working for the majority of the equal opportunity collective demanding democracy from their very rigorous cap from zero to three not more guile artsy new york. former wall street executive richard ask out says protesters are just trying to restore the democratic basically values and that's helping to draw the crowds this is actually for a political protest movement that's so young it's grown and gathered a surprising amount of support from surprising in quarters in a very very short time for example you have several very major unions joining up
with this group that's primarily young people and saying we're on the same side we support them they support us i think what they're doing is reasserting a set of values you know everybody who launch a job should get a job business people and their customers should deal with one another fairly and honestly crimes including corporate crime should be punished and so on so if you think of it as the early stage of a movement where it's the clarion it's fundamental values and principles then i think it's actually although it's probably intuitive or accidental it's actually pretty smart of them not to get pinned down in saying we want a financial transactions tax or we want a blue ribbon investigation of wall street crime there really and this is why they've been able i think to start to get some attention. up ahead no rest for greece world bankers demand more and more austerity from athens but outside
parliament police turn on a public that says it's had enough of the cuts and tax hikes that may have driven many into poverty. politically correct history of parents and teachers across france lash out at a new school books that revised historical accounts so not to insult minorities. and the supposin syrian regime victim back from the dead after making global headlines are raising questions of the accuracy and agenda in the west coverage of the conflict. but first the u.s. war in afghanistan reached its second decade this week and the worldwide chorus calling for the occupation to end is growing stronger but a white house official has suggested that 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 evidence on the ground shows there is no rush to get up. if the united states is of drawing its troops from afghanistan why is it so large a space getting bigger you asleep forces over it telepathically two thousand one
bug an airfield is little more than a flight to hell with the correct world since then the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital has grown into a small city it's over twenty five thousand people told personal fleets of military hardware in the fields to cause traffic jams in the expansion is the way it is by scores of contractors u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more bidding war 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 bit less will even plant and bases like this one are going to shrink anytime soon. at least there are plenty of home comforts for soldiers staying on for tough new long deployments we can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to fine jewelry enjoy a cappuccino to grab some take out a new piece not for insurance and if you're tired of working on
a gym you're free to go to the salon for a haircut and such although some officials have tried to limit such men and he's calling them a distraction from the war the troops are happy to have and these are strangely. you're always leave out the line of an advocate that the right. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business with inside and outside the wire without agreement of soldiers my business would be nothing we like coming up here but not everyone agrees deadly taliban rocket attacks are on the lines and as the base becomes more and more crowded the threats of those living inside multiplies no matter how high it's most become everyone it's a close call when you this can just get this much equipment personnel it's all in the 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 motherlode involved for a tease. washington is announcement of
a protracted stay at afghanistan came as little surprise to brian becker of the pro peace answer coalition he says there is no way the u.s. would abandon a region so strategically important if the u.s. military were to leave afghanistan altogether or if it were to leave iraq altogether those governments would become independent self-determination 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 strategically and 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 a new epidemic but nato troops can do little to stop it a former chief of staff to u.s. secretary of state colin powell says it'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 necessarily mean those who are taking it clear 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 any blatant overwhelming comprehensive way because that just adds to the enemy list that they have to fight they're fighting all manner of columbine now different groups of taliban they're
fighting people who are just pashtun and want them out of the country who may have been apprised 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. in london's trafalgar square huge crowds martha decade in afghanistan with a defiant get out now message watch our reports from the heart of the british capital as well as get expert opinion and analysis at r.t. dot com. states. just some. of the. europe's finances felt the chill of autumn this week with spain italy and several british banks all having their credit ratings cut as the crisis continues to swirl greece remains the centerpiece with the i.m.f. song voice of the country giving it all to made a round the culture total collapse is dire comes in the face of growing investor
and market certainty that a greek default is now inevitable something not helped earlier this week by athens admitting it's failed to reduce its deficit to the agreed level despite well let loose austerity drives that have left the nation's economy in tatters as are for reports of the people seem to be taking second place to the bands of the banks. intact in the square once again bearing witness to the clashes between riot police here in space have. the right. thanks larry. and the pensions really be my thing as the police meet in to clear the crowds some shocking thing one point the police chasing protests is into the metro station many others hit kicks by they say case to be keeping control as the message being sent by the government is one of suppression and fear. seems like this is very serious questions about the level of force being used. is
a forty three year old generalists he's reported from many conflicts it was in his country where he sustained his. i just remember thinking is this really how to increase shelter in an enclosure just and one policeman was a commander in a very rude of me taking pictures i told him i was a journalist i did give an order and i'm going to. these are some pictures i took you know the place he'd taken shelter the fight the sound of the. tape. the injury which is. after the attack i won't call it and it was an attack like a small. investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slow a time in a less tells the countless cases against heavy handed police tactics and we see that 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 police and the more extreme groups the protest is causing serious concern with the government continuing to implement their stares you measure its legitimacy the cash pensions looks set to keep escalating i think we are approaching fast. and easy to explain from a place of you know your first reaction. from europe. has been experienced in july and. the impact of the financial crisis is being played out play by play well some tightness where there are now fears that the financial crisis turn into an economic recession bring entire usa not just the greek people to the knee.
in. investment advisor patrick young says the lack of direction at the top of the e.u. was a major factor in the spread of debt pain that threatens to destroy the currency. the european union are trying to take fiscal control of greece because they think that's the only way they can actually control the crisis the european union is too slow in case there's too little leadership and there is that he headed intransigence amongst the leaders of the european union issues 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 contingent that is going to kill the euro by the end of the year if we don't see positive and rapid action because the problem is we cannot leave citizens of the european union just starve to death because it suits the troika of international lenders i dasn't british banks are
their credit ratings dropped this week moody's decision came after the government said it is unlikely to bellow giants like lloyds in r.v.'s if they get in trouble again days later fairchild other of the big three rating firms gave the thumbs down to italy and took spain score 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 every single bank is copper bottomed because if they get into trouble the taxpayer will close all that matters and one of the key things that the u.k. government is struggling with is how do we allow what i took over the wall were to fail without actually for scoring the wider economy and i think that the downgrades of actually reflect the fact that we are beginning to move away from what was a hopeless and helpless situation which basically every bank you know you crashed in the time when the government would come to their right so it's
a grim warning put in the same way as you would wish to have an honest toil notice from your doctor about your state of health i think it is a welcome warning. to get a grip on the world's financial problem with our expert opinions and blogs at r.t. dot com if you had there right now we're also tackling some monster myths these big foot busted we joined a group of russian jala just who believe they were on earth i cave that may have sheltered supersized snowman for years. bloomberg is a big bowl of new york's mayor takes on the terror threat with a new awesome arsenal a gun that can bring down a plane check it all out. syrian security forces are reportedly open fire on thousands of mourners at the 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 and estimated twenty nine hundred people have died syria's defense minister stated that
terrorist groups are active there targeting military officials scientists and intellectuals he also said 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 ivor bennett 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 put cheering and zeinab al hosni we have pictures of what was done to score and they are simply too gruesome to air several western media outlets who puts a report salvos nice gruesome death apparently the first woman killed in government custody but 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 that's what i see to those line channels i'm now still alive not dead human rights groups like 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 inevitably be a little more cautious and phrase things a little bit more nuanced the state broadcaster says the interviews to dispel what it labels found brick ations 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 religiously shows an armed pro sound civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels so perhaps not the peaceful opposition they have been made out to be by the west that only seems to look one way. this notion that you has is now part of this pro-democracy receipt regime is
ridiculous they are jumping on that bandwagon is an opportunity to. create its deceptive appearance while at the same time there's the promoting the dictatorships that are aligned with them and 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 its importance 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 altar into a political motive to be to use a followed by a security council walkout from america over remarks during the syrian envoy speech but the u.s. promised to be back with another resolution and undoubtedly more dramatic evidence to drive the point home bennett r.t. . russia believes there's a better way to solve serious problems that imposing more tough sanctions president
medvedev says it's not up to the united nations or nato to decide a 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 they clearly understood syria is very different to libya russia will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council the danger overthrow political regimes buell was not created for that. well discuss what's happening in syria with a key advisor to president assad here's what's coming your way in the next hour. and the majority of the us that should have been passed or are now adopted will work to amend the constitution is underway the problem is that some states fund and arm terrorist groups operating in our towns intelligence this makes ordinary people's minds very difficult and puts them in real danger the position of the western countries encourages these terrorist groups and russian and chinese view that it's impossible to move forward without dialogue the alternative is blood
spilling civil war into religious conscience. libyan revolutionary forces claim the seized parts of a convention center that served as a key base for gadhafi loyalists in his hometown of sirte over two days now libya's interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults and yet on the most important remaining stronghold revolutionary forces say they now control most of the talbot still face fierce resistance from loyalist fighters thousands of people have left the city but many remain behi meaning there is a high risk of civilian casualties but for peace campaigners the fact that nato is protecting civilians by shelling certain shows the alliances selective approach. the whole idea of the bombing was that it was meant to protect the civilians of banco think you know why doesn't anybody inside talk to the idea that you have main killing civilians in another city or town. and that's exactly what's happening.
very selective about what civilians it's a pool it doesn't support those civilians who michael was it was a simple melody and of course we know you want this whole. palace. wants to get rid of gadhafi if they could chris isaak was hoping civilians in libya . if not. they don't care about. what's actually happening so there will be terrible killings and so i'm sure and really this is a response on the scene. in france the power of political correctness seems to be teaching a serious lesson for school children parents and teachers are angry at new textbooks carrying a revised historical accounts to avoid insulting minority cue balls and parties any of those 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 here sitting on a toilet france's new history school books are in bridge in paris and the teachers who are political correctness. this author's bestseller on the banned because of from words of boy lives ahead. if we didn't teach aaron 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 thunking louis the fourteenth to imperial and. as the colonel gadhafi of his day focus is now on the previously little known king came kumu thought or thirteenth century west africa. the purge even extends to grow it is studied rumble world including les miserables was the victim hugo france is already breaking up thinks 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 for politics now in france you cannot understand the history. they want to understand and avoid properly legal action seen as the only way to stop the removal of national history. schools now give ten percent of their share your to the medieval african moline point i 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 malta multiple which many say they've never heard of the ministry of education refused to be interviewed but gave us this statement. we're changing the school curriculum to reflect globalization. because it's important to have a view on other world countries such as egypt china and india the new european
parliament reports but compulsory school lessons on the benefits of the e.u. from quote a very young age critics want kids are learning less and less about their own country states which still teaching their paws they say concern themselves to history. than you will sure altie paris. coming up in a few minutes the us broadcasting brainwash where big conglomerates seem to be pulling the strings coming your way out of the headlines.
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