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this week's top stories on our t.v. the american spring spreads across the country with the u.s. government up in arms against the protesters despite rushing to support of revolutions overseas. the u.s. led war in afghanistan enters its second decade with victory over the taliban in the pullout of foreign troops scarcely in sight also. but i think that the background here is there are still plenty larry and time and attention is really been biting police and demonstrators clashed on the streets of athens after the i.m.f. ultimatum for the country cuts or collapse. kind of woman promoted by western
media as the victim of the sorrow of regime in syria says she is alive and well raising concerns that fabricated stories are being used in a bid to topple the country's leadership. or welcome to the weekly here in archie this sunday i mean you saw now with today's top stories and a look back at the top stories from throughout the week and we begin on wall to wall street where else you protest that kicked off in new york three weeks ago have now grown into a nationwide rally engulfing a growing number of u.s. cities every day demonstrators inspired by the arab spring demand an end to social inequality and corporate greed and as their calls for revolution get louder the authorities and media are finding them harder to ignore our. reports.
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 blease 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 a. more just society young people coming out all of the american people right now are suffering through these hard economic times this seems pretty revolutionary to me and the spirit of revolution is here and so i need to be a part of it once you are 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 if 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 our financial system works the american people understand that not everybody has been following the rules. that wall street is an example of it these days a lot of folks who are doing the right thing or 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 of whom 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 to hear square we can follow. the leader of our brothers and sisters all over the world be carried 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 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 who weighed in on the populist uprising and surely i can understand their sentiments the decision not to inject capital into the banks but to effectively. relieve them of their bad this gave the banks. profits as they see i can thank you sympathise with
the census grievances spearheaded so loud and large that mainstream 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 international expansion many believe this ongoing that that would become like spying point in the u.s. we're not cool it's a dark and politicians it's working for the majority of the people and it lets it demanding democracy from the very leaders that promoted. or got artsy in your. well former wall street executive richard says protesters supporters being driven by their bid to restore basic democratic values. this is actually for a political protest movement that's so young it's grown and gathered a surprising amount of support from surprising 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 wants a job should get a job business people and their customers should deal with one another fairly and honestly crimes including that 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 a 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 you know 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. well our correspondents
in the u.s. are in the heart of events in lower manhattan to keep you updated on how the protests grow who think often of is talking to demonstrators police orders and is posting the latest pictures from the campaign online for you you can follow the action on our twitter feed at r.t. underscore com. and later in the program we'll look at how financial distress is also driving people on to the streets of the greek capital and our ticker with the police violence in our homes as hunger anger i should say among all spirity hit greeks reaches boiling point. but history fall victim to political correctness in france with fears the younger generation might move that sense of national identity we would get what pages are being removed from textbooks and why. but first a fresh wave of violence has swept across syria this weekend with at least fourteen people killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters
some of the most severe scenes came at the funeral of a kurdish opposition leader in the north east of the country syrian authorities insist they are targeting armed terrorist groups and not peaceful protesters they also claim the kurdish opposition leader was killed by militants because he was against foreign intervention in the country syria has been in a state of chaos since mid march following protests demanding president step down meanwhile the media are great out the regime force many into a surprising turn this week as i ever been at reports. she was hailed as the flower of syria the symbol of the suffering under president bush and sproule regime at least that's what much of the western media said after the apparent zeinab al gore's name we have you pictures of what was done to xena corpse and they are simply too gruesome to take there are several western media outlets who quit to report child holes in these gruesome deaths. apparently the first woman killed in
government custody but now it appears she's miraculously back from the dead even being interviewed on syrian t.v. . i came to the police station to see the truth this what i say to those lines channels and now still alive not dead human rights groups like amnesty international jumped on the bandwagon to reporting out 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 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 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 his footage religiously shows unarmed pro assad
civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels so perhaps not the peaceful opposition there from made out to be by the west that only seems to look one way this notion that you has is now part of the pro demarc are serious game is ridiculous they are jumping on that banner where again is an opportunity to. create this deceptive appearance while at the same time there's the boarding the dictatorships that are aligned with them and the united nations and its partner and russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution for syria seen through it as a potential cover for another libyan style intervention say may not be any oil this time but there's always an ulterior motive 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 and russia will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council the danger overthrow political regime. seems the u.s.
was not created for that it was opposed to the vetoes of 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 on down sibley more dramatic evidence to drive the point home other than its artsy. a key adviser to syria's president told r.t. the country is the party of fully embrace russia and china's call to end bloodshed through dialogue. with. the majority of last year should have been passed are now adopted work to amend the constitution is underway the problem is that some states fund and arm terrorist groups operating in our towns and villages this makes ordinary people's lives very difficult and puts them in real danger to position of the western countries encourages these terrorist groups we share russia and china's view that it's impossible to move forward without dialogue the alternative is blood
spilling civil war and into religious crashers. the full interview with carter shabaan is coming your way later this hour plus interest ten minutes we report on how the ongoing fighting in libya is affecting the lives of civilians there as revolutionary forces intensified their assault on one town of syria we have to experts why the human cost of the so-called liberation is often going unnoticed in the media. this week struggling european economies were dealt another blow by rating agencies which downgraded italy and spain fears over the debt crisis were also intensified by the downgrade of several british and portuguese breaks greece remains in the center piece in the center with international creditors still not sure the country is doing enough to get another cash injection the i.m.f. and voice of the country has delivered an ultimatum wrap up the cards or face total collapse that's after athens admitted failing to reduce its deficit to the agreed
level despite the rebuttal is austerity drive the the nation's economy in tatters and as artists are first reports the needs of the people are taking second place to big banks around. syntagma square once again bearing witness ok clashes between riot police furious protest is ok thank you very. much. and i'm going to mention it's really been writing as the police moved in to clear the crowd some shocking scenes at one point the police chasing protest is into the metro station many others hit and kicks by they supposed to be keeping control of the message being sent by the government is one of repression and fear. scenes like this is raise serious questions about the level of fools being used in a list comprised is a forty three year old journalist who's reported from many conflict zones it was in
his own country where he sustained his was injured. i just remember thinking is this really happening please i took shelter in an enclosure just of syntagma and one policeman who i think was a commander asked in a very rude of me why i was taking pictures i told him i was a journalist i did give an order and i had one of the flash burns thrown at me these are some pictures i took you not the plate he taken shelter amplify the sound of the flash bang causing always tasteful death injury which is causing his job. after the attack i won't call it an arson and it was an attack like a small hail. an investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slow a time in a less tells us the countless cases both against heavy handed police tactics and need to report 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 severe austerity measures and it did receive that cash tensions looks set to keep escalating i think we are approaching fast. and easy to explain in. the first reaction. of this kind of calm europe. has been experienced. from some of the groups from the impact of the financial crisis has been played out play by play well some tightness where there are now fears that the financial crisis turned into an economic recession bring the entire year is a just the greek people to their knees surface r.t. . people are suffering because of mistakes made by politicians and happens
only escape wise outside the eurozone so says member of the european parliament. basically the money is going to pay off there but the problem is they're not producing. and it's it's unsustainable he should never have been allowed to get into the euro in the first place the brochure many moons their own rooms to get crease in because this was all about politics it wasn't about economics and i feel very very sure for the greek people the only way to the greek people who get back on their feet again is to come out of your all together and look at will be the end of the world for greece argentina was the last major country the polls in two thousand and one between two thousand and one and two thousand and six argentina's economy grew by sixty five percent that is the answer to greece if you poll the polls that these people are being made to suffer because of ideological decisions that were taken many miles away in brussels ten years ago coming out later today crushing the crisis robert forster explores the plunging global economy in an
unprecedented way you can join us to listen in to his recession wrap in a brand new show here on r t here's a preview of what's in store for you at sixteen hundred g.m.t. . well seems to come to us global financial to you it's an interesting quandary we invested much in this enterprise with mr michael maybe just a real economy is something much more to its g.d.p. measured not by our ability to afford but now it's really learned you know not please images the dots remain on this planet ark pandora. this week the u.s. led war in afghanistan passed its ten year mark with nato troops still no closer to victory over the taliban a chorus of criticism over the occupation get smarter with the latest failure stand coming from a former german general who planned his nation's role in the operation and decade ago plans on a full withdrawal from the country by the end of twenty fourteen but is chasing him
out like reports the evidence on the ground shows there is no rush to leave. if united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan why is its largest base getting bigger with us live forces over it telepathically two thousand one bug a mere field is little more than the flights over the correct runway since then the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital has grown into a small city it's all job or twenty five thousand full time personal fleets of military hardware with enough vehicles to cause traffic jams in the expansion is no way aided by scores of contractors u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more bidding war work after sending an extra thirty thousand troops left in the city last year president obama started bringing them home this summer but with afghan forces struggling to stand alone it's likely but less will leave than planned and bases like this one are going to shrink in time so. at least there are
plenty of home comforts for soldiers staying on for tell a few more deployments you can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to fine jewelry enjoy a cappuccino grab some takeout the new pizza hut franchise 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 amenities calling them a distraction from the war and troops are happy to have them at the very steamy. your choice leave the latter camp take. the right. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business both inside and outside the wire without agreement a soldier's my business would be nothing we like having them here but not everyone agrees diddly teledyne 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 it's most become everyone it's a close call when you're this can just get this much of quitman personnel it's all
into one tight spot get close it's going to destroy something or someone easy is it maybe to forget at times this is still worth chasing muckler embargoed for tea. a white house official has suggested the cia and special forces could stay in afghanistan long after the troops have arrived and according to brian becker of the pro peace answer coalition there's no way the u.s. would have banned in a region that so strategically important if the u.s. military were to leave afghanistan altogether or if it were to leave iraq altogether and those governments would become independent 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 way 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 of the 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 swear it's 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. clancy war sentiment is growing in britain which has the second largest number of troops in afghanistan in london's trafalgar square big crowds marked a decade of war with a defiant get out now message to correspond it was there and you can watch his reports at r.t. dot com. it's.
fierce fighting for gadhafi as hometown of syria continues in libya where revolutionary forces claim they've seized the convention center that's the main colonel's loyalist for over two days now libya's interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet on the most important remaining stronghold of the ousted leader revolutionary forces claim they control most of the town that's been under siege for three weeks now libya's interim leaders say failure to take syria is the only thing keeping them from formally declaring liberation and scheduling all actions but another journalist i should say for author and charger that's absolutely fozzy presuming that they cannot justify atrocities often ignored by mainstream media. this is what nato are involved in the action which is obviously contrary to the u.n. resolution which is supposedly mandated to go in and overthrow the government of gadhafi we're getting reports of electric torture electric shock torture being used
by these revolutionaries who exactly are the people that are fighting nato because they may not like it there for you they may not like the nature of troops it's very interesting that the most advanced arsenal in the world of nato is six months old and they still haven't won the country this is all about the idea that these great powers as a vault can divide up the resources and the future of the libyan people why they're quiet about it the media kind of got bored after the initial explosions and the so-called attack the don't even know reporting the bombing of hospitals and. we've got more stories available for you on our website argued dot com here's a quick look at what's available for you there right now an unexpected act feels the sorrow at euro two thousand and twelve opening ceremony in the ukrainian capital after a controversial famine is group gatecrashers the event if you can call it that r t v dot com. and i pop in our creativity looking at this it is
easy to join the people. garner in there believe that that is just a stab into another like for the work of an african craftsman will be on display in moscow later this month. to know how to napoleon school textbooks are being revised in france to avoid insulting minority pupils opponents of the move war and political correctness is running a mark of french society threatening to purge the country of its past and that only through its classrooms ours is then of course explains twenty pages on the history of black slavery and just six on the time of the polio shown here sitting on the toilet for all these new history school books bridging parents and teachers who call it political correctness gone mad this author's bestseller on the because of from worlds of oil and so he'd saw this journey if we didn't teach our minorities the history of their adopted country they do 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 looked 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 grow to studied the world including les miserables that was the victor hugo france is already breaking up thanks 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 what it is now in france if you don't understand the history. iran to understand and to avoid properly legal action seen as the only way to stop the green movement of national history although of course schools now give ten percent
of their share the old 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 more than 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 not a matter past being taught because it's important to have a view on the 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 past they say consigned themselves to history. the new push to altie paris. a recap of our top stories is coming up after this short
russia would be so much brighter if you knew all about sun from finest impression some. news from the stands on t.v. don't come. up. it was created to serve public interests to inform and to entertain. these days there's nothing easier than opening a new media outlets but there is nothing harder than revoking its license in case of corruption. when just from. san antonio ways confront. the problem you can involve in a community where you have one large corporation controlling the daily newspaper or radio stations television stations the cable. how would you tell me that that sounds like the microsoft public opinion versus f.c.c. broadcast blues march.
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