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frozen out occupy wall street activists face police pressure to move on after they have their heating and power generators seized as winter starts early new york. activists say at least thirty protesters are killed amid new clashes in syria as the arab league calls on damascus to end violence. plus a special r.t. report remember sponsible for the biggest financial pyramid scheme in russian history that cost millions of their life savings now tempting ukrainian savers to hand over their hard earned cash and. thousands of these maybe come back on the streets protesting the government spending not getting enough not the ministry is getting too much. broadcasting live direct from our studios and some from moscow this is r.t.m.
sean thomas and these are your top stories u.s. police are upping their efforts against the occupy movement gripping the country for a second a month in new york where the anti-corporate demonstrations again officers are literally leaving protesters out in the cold they've swept through zuccotti park where hundreds have been camping out confiscating power generators and gas canisters saying they are a fire hazard this comes as an unseasonable snow storm hits the east coast as you can see here with up to ten inches expected as temperatures hit subzero police are also being criticized for cracking down on protesters across the country and oakland california the mayor has been forced to apologize after demonstrators there were tear gassed and this week despite the violence the movement is picking up momentum and he's honest as he took my reports on how war veterans are now helping fill a protest over. america's autumn faeces covered up. testers from
tear gas shot into the crowd by police. at least ninety seven arrests an oakland california. on tuesday night. a twenty four year old marine and iraq war veteran scott olsen shot in the head by a police tear gas canister unable to even see his name. a march of solidarity with the oakland protesters in new york leads to ten arrests . protesters slammed into the ground and netted by police earlier in another marine confronts police treatment of protesters in a video now gone viral on the web. you risked their lives for america now part of the uprising marines and others who serve the u.s. go public in their fight for the occupy wall street because let's find out what this means for them the fact that more and more personnel are joining us shows that
they recognize that this is an american it's not about hippies in a negative stereotype thirty year old gary briggs has served in the national guard for the last two years he's spending his short vacation at occupy wall street guys marines national guard navy seals. yan more the better the guardsman is outraged at the fact that marines are getting attacked at whom the crowd but better should be fired and put up by. others here believe it won't be long however until the police join the crowds instead of restricting that you're going to see a lot of protesting that they're going to work for years and they're going to see that their pension is zero but even if this doesn't happen the movement won't be scared to wait any time soon with marines and other military vets pledging to have the protesters back. again i know.
everybody has banded together and the rope that's being created here you know sword will associate churkin our party and your. u.s. author david korten has been studying the group causes of why thousands are protesting across his country he says police crackdowns on the demonstrations are only fueling anger against an unfair system but the bulk of the protestors are deeply committed to nonviolence which is extremely important and i think the police sometimes fail to recognize that when they attack nonviolent protesters it really exposes the the corruption of the system and the fact that the police also mostly are fielded to protect the one percent and not to protect the free speech rights of the rest of us that actually draws more support for the protest they are finally drawing attention to the fact that we have an economy actually not only in the united states but in the world that is predominantly working for the for the one
percent of people who control the financial system it is not working for the ninety nine percent we've had so much conversation in the united states fueled by corporate media focusing attention on the problem of this obama or the problem is the government is skipping over the fact that wall street has created an economy that is devoted primarily to making money for rich people through trying financial schemes we have to address that issue you know people are complaining that the wall street people don't have clear demands it's actually quite clear with a lot of they want their economy back they want their government back they want their future back and they actually want a country that operates by principles of true democracy and and real markets which which work for everyone. and later in the program we give the demonstrators in new york a chance to let their voices be heard. these we are so greedy in so. money and wealth and materialism and consumerism glory harvest heads
down to occupied zuccotti park in the big apple for the past protestors or for their message for wall street. and of germany's multicultural melting pot boils over as immigration anger drives a deepening divide through communities but she reports from berlin. activists say syrian security forces have killed at least thirty people during mass protests calling for the downfall of president bashar assad's regime this comes after the arab league condemned of the continuing killings of civilians in the country the arab ministerial committee is due to hold another round of talks with syrian officials later on sunday to help end the crisis the u.n. estimates more than three thousand people have been killed since march when the entire uprising began some of the protesters have also been calling for a no fly zone over the country and aerial support from nato warplanes but this
isn't syria not right around the narcos a campaigner michele field told r.t. that most of the population doesn't support foreign intervention. of the second or against military intervention what does it take to morrow or in ten years time even if the regime was to ny late every one of us would still be against military intervention we fight for freedom and we don't want to add external slavery to our domestic law we don't want it to become a part of the struggle between the international and internal forces syrians are peaceful they want to progress under conditions of freedom and development and they don't want to turn into a concentration camp a poly gone for larger countries and. from the foundation for political economic and social research you know carla believes that a no fly zone will not help resolve the political crisis. i don't think that no fly zone would be an african way to face with the assad regime because when we see
the development of the protests and the brutal crackdown of the syrian regime against the protesters we see that the syrian regime has been using its its length forces a lot except for occasional use of helicopters to shut down the protesters and using a no fly zone like the one in libya i don't think would be an efficient way to face with. the brutal crackdown or three g. strong parallels have been asked the libyan case and the syrian case i think this is a grave error because there are grave differences between the syrian case and the libyan case. the syrian case i think it's completely different i mean if you look at it's like social fabric or the sectarian lysine syria we see that all groups i mean from the opposition and also the fighting this regime groups have been living together the syrian dorothy kid dorothy does all that you know
a scenario like the one in libya. and now to israel where thousands of demonstrators protesting against social inequality and government spending policy took to the streets of tel aviv again after a nearly two month break he's costlier brings us the latest. the last demonstration back in september and early september so moch eight million people come to the streets of the country logan i was satisfied with that turnout and also that a lot of the protesters many of them are university students return to process and things had to take a little bit of it out exactly now but we have seen in the last few hours not only attention on what is happening internally can be is maybe a source has also gone to strikes on southern gaza eleven people have been killed five of them who are members of the islamic jihad organization that is one holds responsible for a grad missile that was fired into israel earlier in the week the constant here though talking to people is that this story of social demonstrations will not be
missed by many in the international community as the focus is on what is happening externally and certainly the mainstream international media is making a launch of what is going on on gaza to the detriment of what is happening here and with me to talk about this is nicholas simmons who is one of the protesters reclined why are you back on the streets after a two month. knesset the parliament is returning from his recess tomorrow that the day after i mean. we just hope that they'll reconsider their budgetary considerations and the problem is being that the budget considerations have been about parties and politics been about raising the type who seem to control everything we want the budgetary considerations to consider just the general good of the country here in israel it's very very important to realize we are not in economic recession a problem isn't that we don't have enough money problem is that it's being
mismanaged the government decisions about what to do with the money is bad but bolos thirty. thirty when you hear the cries of people hear and read a slogan is the people demand of social justice people who are saying that the government can do not have minds to detract attention but they certainly will not give out. and what they say i think jetsam it demands. reporting for us there now millions of russians have lost their life savings in the one nine hundred ninety s. and what proved to be a massive financial pyramid scheme and now it's back its eccentric founder has come up with another financial plan and ukraine savers are getting in line to hand over their hard earned money let's hear shots he explains why. the twenty live in russian hit movie the pyramid depicts a robin hood of the nine hundred ninety s. and businessman who promises well for people and confronts the oligarchs. the real story behind the split was
a sad episode in russia suppose soviet history the financial pyramid called attracted millions vowing to multiply their investment many times in the end it went bust up to fifteen million people lost their life savings. i don't feel like i'm a sinner what about one hundred four it was undermined by the government so i knew him in the emergency room was virtually unlimited resources absolutely i'm control of the situation was not acceptable and everything was done to litigation at. the driving force behind the m.m.m. movement spent five years in prison for fraud but now the man often called the russian bernie madoff is back seventeen years financial pyramid had walked across soviet space as the back with another financial theme and whilst the hard to find any commercial enterprise this crane cities have been literally flooded with the calls to join in with the m.m.m. twenty eleven. we can do more is the slogan of the new complain broady admits
it is another pyramid and is a risky venture but still promises people that they will make money this. is a virtual currency called dollars which constantly goes up in price from twenty to sixty percent a month at this price only i can see it some individuals exchange money between themselves without any obligations beyond t. some conditions it is a fundamental point when there is no legal entity new joint account with new office in other words everything is shared between millions of private accounts that means no one can put an end to. the financial experts in ukraine see little surprise in my body's latest scheme given the rough patch the country is going through the national bank is like in order to not to allow the depreciation of national currency is like introducing in the euro threatens and a lot of people. the government machine the bureaucracy is again something like
administer to the press and the financial markets and people looking for an exit motherlode he claims his actions are legal ukraine's politicians disagree the ruling party wants current laws tightened to block him and from making off with vulnerable people's nasty bags. they should you know ma'am two thousand and eleven there's a provision for a national service and requires a license providing financial services without a license is a criminal offense. m m m twenty eleven already has one point five million investors and counting. again convinced it is a road to riches try telling that to the many millions of victims left with nothing and still reeling from his previous ponzi. scheme see reporting from here in ukraine. financial problems all around the world there in ukraine as well and in a country of the rising sun there are also financial worries. stay with us to find
out why the world's third largest economy may be teetering on the brink of collapse . germany is a seeing a rise in neo nazi ism as voters eyes are equal eagerly turned towards hardline right wing parties after decades of multicultural policy proved ineffective the ethnic communities of the country only grown further apart and as tom dart reports the worry is that the cultural divide will only be. what do these two very different pieces of music have in common. they're both germany and they increasingly represent clashing forms of society here we want. immigrants coming across the illegal once it was one after the other of us to that's the view of the national democratic party or n p d here in germany they've
supported many concerts attended by right wing supporters but their opponents argue they promote hatred they achieve in some regions in east germany there are no immigrants. it's not because of economy reasons but it's because nobody wants redy to go there because it's there always threatened one anti nazi group recently managed to do right when concert goers and to wearing their bogus t. shirts when they were washed a right wing slogan dissolved to reveal a message urging the wearer to leave their near nazi group. however german police intelligence estimates that there are eight to ten thousand hard core militant neo nazis in the country those behind the stones say that those numbers mean germany's problem is in the top three in europe every year in germany citizen you have about fifteen thousand twenty thousand hate crimes. of them about eight hundred violent
crimes so that's also been in the top five for your own report accusations of inciting hatred to the n p d yes they were unmoved germany is the state of the germans but if you are today you have parts in berlin with more than thirty forty percent of foreign us when it's just too much germany has large ethnic minority populations from turkey the arab world and beyond and many families now have second and third generation members with german citizenship and they're gaining political representatives who defy anyone who says they don't belong here mpg or out of this. could not to say to me or take to me this part of me to be german whereas most political parties are now finding candidates from the ethnic groups they represent those on the right are posting up banners and slogans with
a message go back where you came from with such a political divide potential is there for german politics to become a lot nastier it's not immediately obvious that this fruit and vegetable store is at the edge of the turkish district in berlin it looks much like a fruit and vegetable stall elsewhere in the city but the question being fought over in political debates is will this region become a route for cultural exchange or a border between essentially foreign territories tom watson r.t. belin. now for a look at some other stories making headlines around the world. disturbing the violence in south sudan a worry suspected rebel attack killed seventy five people officials say it was a strike on an oil rich province most of the fatalities were rebel fighters but fifteen civilians also died there south sudan has been plagued by tribal violence since it began declaring autonomy from sudan in two thousand and five around three thousand people are thought to have been killed in the country this year alone.
there has been a series of insurgent attacks in afghanistan in one incident seventeen people were killed when a taliban a suicide car bomber struck a convoy of foreign troops in kabul hours later a man in an afghan military uniform fired at u.s. troops in the south killing two the attacker was killed at the scene there have also been reports that a woman suicide bomber targeted government offices in the east. thailand seasonal high tide has passed and it was lower than expected reducing fears that bangkok would be swamped in the flooding in decades nevertheless parts of the capital remain under water officials have asked the u.s. military to help survey the damage the prime minister said the water was expected to recede in the first week of november the flooding has claimed more than three hundred seventy lives since july. the market often is most influential son it
claims he is not guilty of crimes against humanity there have been indirect talks with prosecutors out behavior to bring saif al islam in but his whereabouts remain unknown while his lawn is wanted for a suspected war crimes during the libyan uprising which the u.n. says killed over thirty thousand people and ended with his father's violent death. for more libya you can head to our website archie dot com. where we have an exclusive interview with moammar gadhafi is personal driver who witnessed the colonel's lie. moments and secret futile he says that the former libyan leader was not scared and prepared for the inevitable when the rebels came for also for you online. the consequences of the fukushima disaster will be emerging for at least several decades the japanese government says it will take up to thirty years to completely clean up the radiation released from here. and within
a hair of bigfoot the russian academy of sciences claims it is highly likely that the yeti really exists. at r.t. dot com. clouds are gathering over the land of the rising sun with japan lurching worryingly towards a financial crisis the country's run up a huge national debt as it struggles to recover from this year's earthquake and tsunami disaster she komatsu looks at how japan's dire circumstances are leaving it trapped and teetering on the edge thanks in many ways the japanese economy is like this fish. caught dried out frozen and now having great chunks of value sliced clean. take the industry
itself japanese sushi shops raking in about seventeen billion dollars annually with hungry customers consuming nine million tons of seafood along the way. it's an addiction repeated all around the world but it's not helping the main exporters which has been left floundering. japanese food is the most popular food in the world and definitely i think there are many other companies like ours doing the same business and everywhere else in these companies are suffering major consequences from a strong. when the national currency is up it pushes exports down japanese goods just too expensive to compete on the wild stage and its profits disappear so people's livelihoods stagnant growth the strong man and the massive national debt some economists korea japan maybe only
a few years away from its own major economic crisis and says this east asian nation remains the world's number three economy the consequences of the big global this is something japan's political leaders are determined to avoid and many are calling for urgent action my. japanese industry can probably enjoy the current seventy five year into the dollar level for a little while but if this situation doesn't change over a longer period i think we're going to see japanese factories and large companies move their operations overseas places like vietnam thailand or china and it would lead to a hollowing out of japanese domestic industry and creates unemployment japan is facing an extraordinary economic crisis. it despite the worries of ruling party lawmakers it is not clear there is anything the japanese government can really do to prevent a story from relieving japanese businessman starts. money. there.
are going in supply industries were actually losing its ability to sell their products and machines just aren't selling and since the world faces these conditions japanese companies have to look for whatever opportunities they can discover but that's not going to be easy in a country where the government itself in the plea in the red japan has the highest national debt among major economies owing almost twice as much as the economy makes in an entire year couple that with the funds needed to rebuild after the devastation only changed by the earthquake and tsunami earlier this year and it seems japan is fighting a battle it may not be able to win she hoary matthew r.t. tokyo now as thousands continue to protest across america as part of the anti-corporate occupy movement the mainstream media is at pains to point out there
is a lack of a unified agenda while harvesting returned to where it all started in new york to discover that every demonstrator has a special something to say to the austrian. the protesters of occupy wall street are clearly bad up with wall street and with washington so what do you think it would have just stated there would be a process this week let's talk about that i would like to say your human being is also do you see the suffering that people are going through you know what it's like we want the health insurance that you have everybody should have their health insurance we should have the basic rights in the basic care care of we the people more than your banker we need you to join us right because they're just people to a champion us versus them we need your help corporate personhood what is that and corporations that are have felt as though it's ok to exploit people and exploit the
planet for profit and profit alone so what do you have to say this cooperation well i don't have to say anything other than i don't support them how do you say be fair share to someone or something that does not know what what kind of concept this is and to cause the we practice we're a community where we share our resources these people are so greedy and so bed by money and wealth and materialism and consumerism you still have a message for all these corporate bigwigs who are taking millions and not supporting any of them my message is incident my message is to make sure that the soldiers that are here and they continue to believe that this conversation is important and that these people are involved in a process of constructing a role where dreams are possible right now dreams are impossible in america for a lot of people these people need to believe their dreams must continue that's why we're here so it seems like the bottom line is the protesters are less interested in talking to wall streeters and washington times that out and more interested in