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this week's top stories here on r.t. the american spring spreads across the country with the u.s. government up in arms against the protesters despite washington supported revolutions over see. fresh riots erupt in egypt tonight with at least nineteen people killed in clashes between christian demonstrators in the military in cairo soldiers have reportedly started using gunfire to disperse the crowds also. take that back. and they think it's really been fighting police and demonstrators clash on the streets of athens after the i.m.f. soldier made them to the country cuts collapse. on the woman of western media
reported as being butchered by bashar al assad's regime in syria says she's alive and well raising concerns that fabricated stories are being used in a bit of topple the country's leadership. close midnight here in moscow you're watching the weekly here an hour to round up of the week's top news stories with me kevin now in first tonight and the wall street protesters they 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 seven straight is inspired by the arab spring demand an end to social inequality and corporate greed but is their calls for revolution get louder the authorities media are fun even harder to ignore it is more important as more from new york. the court of law. this is 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 to 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 fairer and more just society for the young people coming up and all of the emergency right now are suffering 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 what 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 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 with the protesters or. giving voice to a more broad based frustration about how our financial system works 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 are rewarded a lot folks who are 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 to hear square you can follow me i believe our brothers and sisters all over the world the 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 giving up we're doing something about it three weeks into the end high 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 this sentiment the decision not to inject capital into the banks but to effectively. relieve them of their bed since gave the banks. profits as they can they can sympathize with
the census grievances spearheaded so loud and large that means stream 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 international expansion many believe this ongoing of that would be earning points in the u.s. we're not sure it's american politicians it's working for the majority of the people in the demanding democracy from the very rigorous up mode or enough or guile artsy new york fool suit executive richard escoto protestors support is being driven by the need to restore basic democratic values. this is actually for a political protest movement that's so young it's grown and gathered 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 the 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 declaring its 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. the u.s. correspondents from the heart of manhattan as you've seen that keeping you up
they've know how those protests go now if you seek a final for those treated with the official denies is of the rally tell of protests are now being held in more than a thousand cities across the u.s. we want people to be actually kind of a twitter feed on to school. at seven is post but not moscow time bit later in this program we look at how financial distress is also driving people into the streets of the greek capital now but i'll see crew witnessed in the week police violence in athens as anger among austerity the greeks reached boiling point. next though at least nineteen people have reportedly been killed and over one hundred fifty injured in riots tonight that have erupted in cairo a number of military vehicles with set of light as thousands of christians demonstrated against. a recent attack on a church recent report says soldiers have fired the shots into a bid in a bid there rather to disperse the protesters markel militia the build university in turkey in time of the unrest shows that egypt is
a secular state is under threat now. the development of the situation remember. and it little on him because of the religious tradition but it also has a longing for the political. election. to. late last year we can still see violence especially in crops and the american. public in cities like olives older at the time when people are in or aleutian this didn't get much attention then when the revolution period when it seemed at least it was and. will be. in the room. with the local christian conversion and it's a routine fostering system. from being a secular dictatorship to being an islamic a patient who may well be many more people who would be happy to move. but there are significant camps and the opposition questions that there are many secular
egyptians very cold and some who find themselves very much less free. and. the protests are also getting momentum in syria to where further violence at least fourteen people killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government supporters some of the most severe seeds came to the funeral of a kurdish opposition leader in the north east of the country syrian authorities insist they're targeting only armed terrorist groups and not restrict protest as they also claim the kurdish opposition leader was killed by militants because he is against foreign intervention in the country syria's meaning a sort of chaos no since mid march following protests demanding president the sad step down meanwhile the media race throughout the regime forced many into a surprising u. turn this last week is out is over bennett explains now. she was hailed as the flower of syria the symbol of the suffering under president bashar assad sprue thell regime at least that's what much of the western media said after the apparent
. during and zeinab al gore's name we have you pictures of what was done to zeniths corpse and they are simply too gruesome to air several western media outlets were quick to report al gore's knees gruesome death 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 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 even claim to 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 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 and stories like
the vase that have been used to prop up calls from the us britain and france for un sanctions to be slapped on syria but their foundations are now looking shakier than ever this footage religiously shows unarmed 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 the us is now part of this pro demarco regime is ridiculous they are jumping on that barrel where again is an opportunity to get out front of it and create this deceptive appearance while at the same time there's the porting the dictatorships that are aligned with their many united nations and as part of their empire russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution for syria seeing through it is a potential cover for another libyan style intervention they may not be any oil this time but there's always an ulterior motive our partners in the un security
council do not rule out a replay of the lid. in scenario although they said more than once that they clearly understood syria is very different to libya because you will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council but again to overthrow political regimes the un was not created for that. the vetoes of followed by a security council walkout from america over remarks during the syrian envoy speech that the u.s. promised to be back with another resolution and undoubtedly more dramatic evidence that drive the point home other than it r.t. working advisor to syria's president assad told us that our tape the country's authorities fully embrace russia's and china's calls to end the bloodshed through dialogue. and the majority of laws that should have been passed are now adopted work to amend the constitution is underway the problem is that some states fund an armed terrorist groups operating in our towns and villages this makes
ordinary people's lives very difficult and puts them in real danger the position of the western countries encourages these terrorist groups we share russia and china's view that it's impossible to move forward without the alternative is blood spilling civil war into religious clashes. the full interview is where we got a shovel if you know paula ready and want to see it's coming your way at this hour also to report later in the program about how the ongoing fighting in libya is affecting the lives of civilians there as of course you can imagine as revolutionary forces intensify their assault on his hometown of we're asking experts why the human cost of the so-called liberation is often going on notice to the media it's an interesting point trying to dress it up. next voting in poland's parliamentary elections no close tonight according to exit polls the current prime minister donald tusk is pro-u. party leader in the race so whether he's facing a tough challenge from former pm go slow kocinski let's cross live to our eastern
europe correspondent let's hear it yes he's got my details for us and we have tonight let's say good evening so what are the latest numbers coming out from those exit polls bring us up to date. when did the polling stations of closed all across poland and the latest results we receive the exit poll results suggest that the party of the current prime minister dilute the civic platform party has managed to garner almost forty percent of the votes something about thirty nine percent of the votes with his main competitor the twin brother of the late polish president lech kaczynski and also his party the lone justice party has managed to gone something about thirty percent of the vote this is not certainly a victory for donors those key is not a single party can hold a majority in parliament he will have to form a coalition with other parties to be able to form the new government but certainly no aspirants have any doubts about the fact that's and going to school be able to garner another coalition and be able to take his government for
a second spell in the power circles in poland and this in fact will become the first time since the communist regime that this is the communist times in poland either party some party has managed to stay a flower for a second spell in a row and in fact this comes as little surprise to many political experts this result has been pretty much predictable because the polls have been very much happy with the way the government has been running the country for the last four years according to all the surveys and opinion polls they have been happy with the fact that polling has managed to survive the global recession and climbed out of the crisis pretty well so in fact as long as polls have been happy with the current government this result comes as no surprise to anybody who is going to mean for russian polish relations how do they sit in the moment. well we understand that the error in the polish power circles signified the warm spell in the last
supposedly friends in particular after this new landscape tragedy when the country lost most of its political elite along with the country's president we've seen so much understanding that. we're trying to be so much consensus and this many experts credit mr mr the also for the strengthening ties between moscow and warsaw we understand that is not going to change his foreign policy should be his party for a second term in a row and when to stand up the relations would be good this situation could have been different should your also of christians do that when brother of the late president when the election because his stance has been very harsh towards the same as his brother's late brother stance has been criticizing russ all along in particular in the wake of the tragic plane crash and so for the us of course the latest as i said the fact that maybe coming to power again with certainly be good next year is your scale correspond thanks very much agreed.
to all the news now this week struggling a european countries mainly mid and southern were dealt another blow by ratings agencies that downgraded italy and spain fears over the debt crisis rose who intensified the downgrade in several british and portuguese banks to greece remains the biggest concern with international creditors still sure it's doing enough to get another cash injection. of the country to live in all to make some cuts will face total collapse after athens admitted failing to reduce its deficit to the level agreed despite the relentlessness thirty drive i was not to syria first found out in the week the needs of the people are taking second place to big bank. anger in athens syntagma square once again bearing witness oakley clashes between riot police furious protesters.
and the pensions really been writing as the police moved in to clear the crowd some shocking scenes at one point the policing chasing protesters 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 are very serious questions about the level of force being used. to prior's is a forty three year old journalist who's reported from many conflict zones but it was in his own country where he sustained his worst injury. i just remember thinking this is really happening please to shelter in an enclosure just doesn't talk much and one policeman who i think was a commander asked in a very rudimentary taking pictures i told him i was a journalist if you give an order and i heard one of the flash bangs these are some pictures i took. place he'd taken shelter amplify the sound of the flash bang
causing always takes all deftness injury which is causing his job. after the attack i won't call it an accident it was an attack like a small. an investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slowly. tells us the countless cases both against heavy handed police tactics and. any kind of results we witness for ourselves the lack of discrimination when the police lash out when journalists flung with his camera to the ground the rise in the level of aggression seen by the police and the more extreme groups the protest is causing serious concern. with the government continuing to implement severe austerity measures. that they allow cash pensions looks set to keep escalating i think we are approaching fast. and easy to explain in. the first reaction. from your.
experience. of the. impact of the financial crisis is being played out play by play on syntagma square there are now fears that the financial crisis turned into an economic recession could bring entire year is a just the greek people to their knees. party. who are going to live it in iraq see dot com stories and i grab your attention here the next spectator steals the show euro twenty twelve opening ceremony. after a controversial film and its crew gate crashed the high profile event for more pictures online. also checking out in style the creative coffin carpenter braces life for flying in the face of conventional fuels culture the works of african craftsmen responsible for moscow later this month and preview pictures
there. 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. the system of the occupation gets louder meantime with the latest failure probably from a former german general who planned his nation's role in the operation a decade ago nato plans on a full withdraw from the country by the end of twenty fourteen but is just somewhat like reported in the week the evidence on the ground shows there's no rush to leave . if the united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan why is its largest base getting bigger with us live forces over it telepathically two thousand would plug a mere feels a little more than the flight tower of the correct runway since then the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital is brought into a small city let's hold over twenty five thousand full time personal fleets of military cargo aircraft and enough to cause traffic jams it expansion is now in the 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 second the city 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 are going to shrink in time so. at least there are plenty of home comforts from soldiers staying on for tell a few more deployments they 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 they're tired of working out in the gym they're free to go to the salon for a hair cut in the side which although some of the engines have tried to limit since many of these calling them a distraction from the war the troops are happy to have it leaders seem like. you're always leave the feeling this line of thought they have is that the right. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business both inside and
outside the wire without agreement of soldiers my business would be nothing like having them here but not everyone agrees diddly 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 it smells because everyone it's a close call when you this can just get this much equipment personnel it's all lead into one tight spot get close it's going to destroy something or someone easy is a maybe to forget at times this is still a war zone jason muckler in front seat. point two percent was growing in britain which has the second largest number of troops in afghanistan in london's trafalgar square in the week the crowds marked the decade of war with a defiant get out now message a correspondent was there too and our cameras you can watch as reports about.
just. this is r t moscow fierce fighting for gadhafi is hometown of sirte continues in libya where revolutionary forces claim they've seized the main base of the colonel's loyalists for nearly three days now libya's interim leaders have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet on the most important remaining stronghold of yesterday leader revolutionary forces claimed they control most of the town has been under siege for three weeks now libya's interim leaders say failure to take it was the only thing keeping them from formally declaring liberation and changing elections as the greater times correspondent pepe escobar bitterly told me believes that while focusing on this objective the mainstream media is ignoring the high human cost. the only coverage that i actually see in western mainstream media corporate media is about the advances of the so-called true revolutionary forces this is not a resolution this is a civil war which was taught to. me took hours in the us so in terms of
this is really important issues such as a city being there more than a hundred thousand evidence or ticks if ten dollars a letter or twenty thousand there are still most of the civilian population still there were bombed by needle needle bomb at least half of this including what they said was caffeine installations all across this is that cluster volbeat are two piece responsibility to protect was theoretically the reason for needles for you merely cherry and intervention in libya so if the good guys are being attacked make other fish forces are to be a plus but if the bad guys are ensconced in seriously for instance are to keep does not apply so in terms of a proper sit you know this beats anything else in the market but ask about speak to me that you just feel when it's away from half past midnight moscow time with our
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