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as the world awaits president assad's response to the arab league's demands to hold the violence and launch a dialogue with the opposition now the president had promised earlier to talk to his opponents but only those with no links to foreign powers are silly any less the gates who the syrians blame for the bloodshed that's not claimed just over three thousand lives. the protests government crackdowns and violence have continued to play parts of syria the capital damascus is still largely sheltered from but beneath the column many will remind you that in syria walls most certainly have ears the more but at the country's intelligence service has political clout in syria that's hardly state secret and says the unrest began in march protestors have accused them of violent interrogations for a little bit before i was chased and arrested by security forces in a very tiny cell beat me severely damaging my back and be electrocuted and we accuse the soul of receiving money for taking to the streets they said were agents
of american israel after forty eight hours of detention and torture they took all my money and belongings and threw me out into the street. sitting in court he is a lawyer who deals with detention cases she says the influence of the security police extends even into the court room. we have three authorities in the country the legal authority the legislative and executive but it is the security police who make the real decisions the court judge for their decision and i feel sorry for the judge because he is not independent. good he believes this constant state of fear is thanks to decades of living under the emergency law in place since one thousand nine hundred sixty three in two thousand and eleven assad repealed it to appease anti regime protesters this man whose work for the more but for twenty seven years sustained gunshot wounds in what he says was an ambush by a group of terrorists we asked him about people's fear of the mob but not and accusations that they are behind the violence detentions and torture. this is the
wrong idea we are protecting our people but the terrorists civilians who shoot us and then accuse security forces of doing such things accusations that we. are also wrong if this person has political activity without any intention of harming the country then he is free to do this and no one will chase him. but if he has links with terrorists and works against the country naturally he will be brought to justice we pose the same questions to the deputy foreign minister you know it depends on the people who talk to you if you ask me. to do a different view i have never ever been asked by the security or anybody for something which i am doing those who fear are either people who. illegal activities or carry arms or put themselves in suspicious ways well this right here is a very open and colorful slice of syria when it comes to talking about the security services like anywhere to try to buy entry but here their presence is so widely
felt that it's not possible to determine just what local feel is normal and what isn't. and when twenty percent of the population is rumored to be in the intelligence service it's no wonder many prefer to keep their voices down in the light of day but within a crowd that fear is temporarily forgotten oh yes i'll take to the streets again and again i'll raise my voice and i'll fear nothing and no one will one freedom of expression but we get nothing only bashar al assad is security and enjoy that as for us we are nothing why is there i. mean time the political analyst. told us that the syrian regime fell out of favor with foreign powers which is why then are pressuring president assad to step down. i think it's a conspiracy by the regional power that they wanted to change the regime of bashar
al assad they wanted a different regime different government was different had and that's why you can see the regional power hasn't been friendly to the situation it's taking the place inside syria actually some of this country has been funneling weapons and money uncertain i jealous to topple the regime of president assad the president of syria acknowledged there is opposition in the country and he extend his hand to what it conciliation within the his country for those people who are asking for change and that's why today they have a constitutional reform but there is an external power or what they say in opposition and exile those are backed by the western powers some persian gulf country. well western interference in the arab spring has left the middle east and
north africa deeply wounded that's according to historian william angle the full interview is coming your way in about an hour's time here on our team but for now a short preview of your column is far worse shape libya had the highest living standard in all of africa before the bombing of nato today the country is in ruins because of those bombings not because of gadhafi. the economy of egypt is in dire straits the military remains in control they were the military high command of egypt was sitting in the pentagon when the revolts kicked off and waited for a signal from the pentagon when to return and take control of those events. could have you with us on this tuesday you're watching arts he now palestinians have valid to try to join the other u.n. agencies within weeks it follows a triumph at unesco it's where they were granted full membership but the move has now cost the u.s.
a cultural a lion's share of its budget which did come from washington. that you can explains . there certainly was a lot of jubilation in paris cheers went up in the assembly hall where the final tally was announced but the vote comes at a price welcoming palestine to the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization means saying goodbye to as much as twenty two percent of the organization's budget washington as being the agency's biggest contributor so far and the state department has confirmed that they will stop sponsoring the organization on what grounds a u.s. law passed the nine hundred ninety obliges washington to cut off funding to unesco if it admits palestine but nonetheless this u.n. body facing huge budget cuts voted one hundred seven four and fourteen nations against the admission of palestine a very sensitive and jubilant moment for the palestinians and a sour point for the israelis and for the united states it seems they've been doing
everything possible to do rail to vote but to no avail although the u.n. body in question deals with science education and culture the vote is being seen as very much political as a first step as a reminder of the popularity of the palestinian bid for full u.n. membership. application is now pending before the u.n. security council where the united states is threatening to use its veto power most of the international community is for palestine becoming a full member of the u.n. and the u.s. position on this is considered to be very much biased. and of course we are always interested in your opinion if you log on to our two dot com right now it's where we are asking how the admission of palestine to unesco is likely to play out drawing out the numbers right here so far forty percent don't believe the move will change anything for the palestinians just over a third think it's clears the way for the country's statehood and the rest of more
or less evenly divided between those who say unesco will know how the tough time footing the bills and those who think that anything palestine rules. sweeten the pill rejection by the u.n. i do take the time to have your say on the issue at politics dot com. well you know sicko is no stranger to being cut off by the us managed to survive without washington's handouts in the past and many believe the organization will have no trouble keeping afloat this time either. it's an act of good luck to punish and that's what exactly what it is and the sad thing is that you have many members and the congress is starting with any outlaws and other conservative republican and democratic members who have been pushing for the u.s. to use its iron fist as far as for them to function to any organization that either recognizes palestine as a state or giving membership and that international body or be did was really any
membership it seeks of any given organisation any way it's extremely unfair and who is going to suffer not just the palestinians who don't but in you know various countries believe that it's from the mazy programs that you just like funded throughout the years but this one important to my going to out of here and this president reagan at one point funded to do this one pulled out and you know what you this will survive and it will survive this time as well. hour ten minutes past the hour here in moscow still to come in this program indebted and enraged. they called the american dream because you have to be asleep to believe unemployed graduates with massive student loans vent their frustration by joining the occupy wall street protesters. and it's all change at the top of the european central bank. stepping down after eight years of bust recession.
this halloween saw the f.b.i. tell its own story it has released surveillance footage of anna chapman and other alleged russian sleeper agents uncovered in two thousand and ten the agency says the videos show a spy ring at work. reports from moscow perhaps spookiest over all is that this footage doesn't contain any actual spooks there was no charges of espionage leveled against the ten people who were arrested in the united states in june of last year instead they pled guilty to conspiracy to act as a mule full agent of the foreign governments know this these videos are to be released coping stories force released on halloween something which did raise a few eyebrows however the f.b.i. . this is just purely coincidental now the footage shows members of this alleged spy ring. doing such things as shopping in macy's and using laptops
in popular branches of bookstores the f.b.i. saying that operation ghost story sends a clear message to any foreign spies wanting to operate in the united states other critics have suggested this the release of these documents is something of a publicity stunt. all right there what are you can follow the story of our writers . on our website of course arts he dot com find out how the alleged under cover by literally turned herself into a trademark after becoming a star attraction. and a russian paraglider miraculously escaped the claws of death landing safely after colliding with a vulture in midair the spectacular footage of. r.t.
has come to life from moscow now it. has passed the baton of the european central bank. draggy. years as e.c.p.a. head took in recession and europe's massive debt crisis still rumbling on his successor is going to have to hit the ground running out of a professor of economics at erasmus university and rotterdam thinks it will be immensely difficult for the iraqi to handle the crisis. we think that actually he will be more principled even richer and if you will try to for very strict chorused holding on to it. assignments to control inflation and being reluctant to step in to sell her governments were excessive in their debts however you seem that the european central bank countries on the great political
pressure no one knows what's going on no one knows whether the solutions brought forward in the latest euro top will do their job there's a great view of uncertainty and so it's very hard to tell how this guy use technocrats will handle the situation and. it may be that he will also do what pre-show do and take each what they call unusual steps to try to stem an almost inevitable crisis right now taking of a quarter past the hour here in moscow the occupy wall street movement now into its seventh week is drawing ever more university students into its ranks they are frustrated by the record cost of student loans and high unemployment for many of them it'll mean a lifetime of debt without his legs while the points. they call it the american dream because you have to be asleep to believe a student debt is crushing the american dream for millions of students and college
graduates it's this thing that eventually you'll have to kind of face but until then you kind of pretend it doesn't exist because if you did then it's it's a bit daunting vast majority of youth are unable to pay these pay for college unless you have rich birds for the first time in the u.s. total student debt has surpassed one trillion dollars now more than the nation's credit card debt this as unemployment among college graduates is at an all time high president obama recently announced his plan to ease student loan debt we're going to make it easier for you to have one payment. at a better interest rate and this will pass it will cost taxpayers a dime but it will save you money and it will save your child but his plan won't help millions of americans already drowning in debt and it excludes private loans which is where many students run into trouble due to their high interest rates move on dot org launched a petition to eliminate student debt which has garnered over six hundred forty
seven thousand signatures if you put more money into the hands of people they're going to spend and that will create demand it will create economic growth and it will create jobs robert applebum says bailing out students rather than banks will stimulate the economy by putting more cash in the pockets of the educated middle class they're not starting businesses they're not buying cars they're not buy houses they're not starting families. in other developed countries getting a financial education isn't such a financial burden you have free tuition in france denmark and sweden finland they don't pay anything of public universities and when they do pay the price tag isn't as shocking as it is in the u.s. twenty one countries in europe for which we have data. there's only four. who have two is more than two hundred dollars compare that to an average of over eight
thousand for public and over twenty eight thousand dollars for private u.s. colleges many cost much more the average schools are charging thirty five to forty five thousand dollars a year and we myself personally i work at two universities and i net about. twenty eight thousand dollars a year and it's not getting any better over the past two decades to asian has skyrocketed over four hundred percent this year alone the cost of college shot up over eight percent occupy wall street protesters camped out here and across the nation say this is yet another example of rising inequality but millions shackled to college debt for years and in many cases decades in washington artsy. and it's not just dissatisfied students people from all ages and walks of life in america streets protesting against corporate greed in the face of a police crackdown around one hundred activists have been arrested nationwide over
the past three days as police attempted to ted down and remove their ten year common sense talks process in denver officers in riot gear used pepper spray and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds eyewitnesses claim police are manipulating evidence to discredit the protesters. showed up kind of ready for it you know before the chants went out at all totally armed to the t.v. and ready for war so to speak and they were moved very quickly we do know that one protester though in fact the gentleman whose arm you showed a picture was shot for climbing a tree and those actually we found out afterwards were ever valls they're calling them they're like beat bulls filled with chemical agent. i've seen a few videos want to rest in particular where an officer drove his motorcycle into the crowd this one was kind. tweeted out by the right wing saying look at this guy pushy a couple of this by now we just sent him
a second analysis of it in those and you can clearly tell the dogs are his the gentlemen you see his body propelled backwards the bike then seems to injure his right foot because he jumps back onto his left foot and then in frustration he gives the fender a show at which point the officer comes to control stop hops off chases him down and ask lots of. and coming up here on three thirty pm g.m.t. max and stacey about to unearth some of the fundamental differences between the occupy wall street protesters and the big bankers so here's a preview of the keiser report. politely protests around the world or you can scream and shout and get your way first headline here max banks stocks a bully you know we have a trillion something european wide bailout and the bankers were happy their shares soared so this is moral hazard times moral hazard it's
a moral hazard to the answer degree and the worse you are paying back your loans the cheaper the interest rate gets and the more money you get how do i get that deal in other words let me explain something to her if i ever throw up into a bucket of vomit if i'm part of the top one percent i can take that to the fed and get a billion dollar loan as that as collateral but if i'm in the bottom ninety nine percent all i've got is a bucket to spew. because reporters are just over two hours from now here but for the meantime with the the world update here and i see some other international news headlines for you more than one hundred protesters have been arrested in the poll after staging a demonstration against chinese rule by the exiles gathered for a prayer meeting and began chanting and see china slogans and demanding independence for tibet the polish home to tens of thousands of tibet both or who say they will not tolerate any and see beijing protests. china has
successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft from the gobi desert in the country's northwest it's expected to join another more do you will within days of some three hundred forty three kilometers above the earth's surface if successful it will be the first chinese docking in orbit but launch is considered a model stone in beijing's preparations for its own space station by the end. of the decade. massive floods have driven thousands of people to higher and drier ground in thailand's capital bangkok but the few residents who refused to leave have been suffering a lack of food and clean water for six days sandbags and other barriers have been used to try and contain the floods they've been caused by heavy monsoon rains and have killed almost four hundred people since july. russian police have arrested a giant pigeon during an unauthorised opposition march in petersburg this one couldn't fly away because he was just a man in a bird suit detained along with fifty others clearly human protesters the pigeon
man is a regular opposition rallies but this was the first time he's been caged by police and they've always struggled to get the president in their van before but managed to squeeze him in this time activists say the picture isn't actually part of their movement but anyway. well time now for the business with kareena. and welcome to business here on r t thanks for joining me we go straight to our top story this hour global markets plunge into another round of volatile trading as uncertainty comes rushing back. as prime minister george papandreou unexpectedly called for a referendum on e.u. plans to bail out the country but last week european leaders agreed to hand out the one hundred thirty billion euro bailout and a fifty percent write down on the enormous debt in the referendum could be held as
soon as next january. now for more i'm joined by gustavo bugatti from r.b.c. capital markets thank you for joining the program with i was so after what's happened in greece what's the sentiment on the markets right now. and i think the general sentiment in the market has been a flight to safety the flight to quality this is this the brief relief rally we saw following the summit last week was short lived a bit lack of the details coming out of the agreement and happened to use overnight announcement which caught not just the markets but i think all the european leaders in his own cabinet by surprise have driven that so we're seeing the equity markets are driven by financials treasuries. german booms are all have all come down and we're seeing increased pressure once again in the. peripheral europe. now what will happen next if greece rejects the bailout.
well we don't know yet whether there were. people even get there were too needy to have a say in the on the build first there's going to be a confidence vote on the government on friday and even if that to boost through the proper group has already lost one for grampy so his majority started just two piece there are still question marks of two whether to be allowed to will see the light of day there are a lot of risks in. uncertainties which have just returned to the fore as a result of his announcement so a greek hard to default is no longer out of the table there is question marks as to whether there will be continued support for the program and you know if the greek people supposed to vote on a second program which still does have to be tools forward but actually also how will leaders and private bondholders be agreed on those details if they don't know whether the government will be there to actually implement it or not but if the you know if the vote fails do you think greece would have to leave the euro. it's not
it's not so much a question the greece will have to leave the euro but that that possibility which was quite close to zero has increased a little bit as a result of this announcement that it had before. last week's summit it was a quite a serious hard line from european leaders saying there will not be a hard default coming out of greece with this announcement it calls into question as to whether that really will be the case or not greece has sizable redemptions that it has to meet in december for that requires the payment of not just the current tranche of troika fundie but also the subsequent trench and even then it's not clear they could meet those payments and clearly this this announcement is that is not going to help the sentiment of leaders in both washington and brussels when they make those decisions and well let's just imagine that if the fall fails and greece does default will this raise some pressure on how the nation from portugal and italy. i think so i think this is definitely. the n.t.
if you will in terms of building up the firewall so last week's agreement on the short in detail was short. on scope and size perhaps as well and really what this means is there's a lot of pressure on italy on spain on portugal. to be fired on a different way so there is a possibility even that we could see italy going to the i.m.f. for some sort of precautionary lending line. in the next few weeks if sentiment continues to deteriorate well let's just get back to the markets for me it's just can you see any way in which calm can be returned to the markets before january. i think in the short term we're going to see a lot more volatility a lot more uncertainty a lot more seesawing as we have seen over the past week so fortunately the reason for that is because with the grand plan that was announced last week there were still a lot of details to be ironed out there are still question marks as to how do you would it would work in place as to how many private bondholders would actually sign
up for the fifty percent haircut as to what the next bailout would look like us to how bank recapitalization would work in practice so even all those announcements were really going to create a lot of uncertainty the market added to that now the renewed worries about the greek domestic political situation and we're in for a long ride again. ok r.b.c. capital markets thanks very much for sharing these thoughts with us on the program thank you thank you. and that's all we have time for in this in this edition of our business bulletin but i'll be back in about forty five minutes with more. the.