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it's a familiar scene thousands protesting against capitalism am globalization and just ahead of the g. twenty summit the people are making sure the government here is them loud and clear we'll have a live report from the alternative summit and news for a. lot of the protests around the g. twenty summit or movie but in fact it's very democratic system that doesn't allow for people's voices and so on. and those in france are not alone in this as the occupy wall street movement stands united with the g twenty protesters so as demonstrations of breakout worldwide as global unrest on the horizon.
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there boots a verdict hangs in the balance of this as the u.s. holds his fate and their hands so was this boot made for walking or is the u.s. going to find him guilty we'll have a live report from new york city where the trial is taking place. it's tuesday november first four pm in washington d.c. i'm liz wall and you're watching artsy the world's twenty most powerful nations are set to gather in france and a couple of days of protests are already heating up outside the summit site today was day one of the planned it four day demonstration thousands of protesters in days are speaking out against globalization and capitalism france now trying to prevent a repeat of mass demonstrations turned violent and needs back in two thousand when riot police and an estimated fifty thousand protesters clashed. in the streets but
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the twenty protests come at the heels of the occupy wall street demonstrations that are going strong across the u.s. and around the world the two route the two rallies share some of the same group and says both are speaking out against a system that favors the corporate elite at the expense of the average person so how do the occupiers feel about things heating up outside the g twenty are things on the stasi of charkha has to the biggest occupy wall street encampment to find out. from france to the u.s. from an alternative g. twenty summit in nice. to occupy wall street in new york a lot of the protests around the g. twenty summit are motivated by the fact that it's very undemocratic system that doesn't allow for people's voice and that's a lot of it was about to the biggest occupy camp in america stands united with the g. twenty protests demanding. we do participation in decisions that affect everyone some
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of the objectives of the g. twenty nations make sense things like you know stopping global warming and you know starting world hunger and all that these are things that everyone would be on board with it's just a process the way that they go about actually making these decisions is the thing that people feel excluded from and rightfully so the protesters call for change to revamp of the system that they see excludes the ninety nine percent of all those in power play dangerous games keeping the money they keep spending money they keep killing people in wars inequality across the globe is what keeps people out on the streets on both sides of the atlantic this is a really big crisis where they are living in such luxury and not sharing it and other people are just struggling to find somewhere to stay war or to eat food and this is a huge discrepancy but all of our world leaders and in fact all of us should rise up to deal with this crisis g. twenty leaders are such a concentrate on ways to prevent
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a greek default and get us through a crisis. protesters want these to not just be quick fix bandaids on what they see as a broken system if they prevent these economies from failing and that would be a good thing i just hope that they would do so in a way that provides for a long term sustainable economy that benefits everyone hopefully they can look at all of these you know. risings or occupations or movements across the world and take a cue from that and if they don't the mass movement of resistance i think still has a lot of potency it happened in the middle east different locations the same goals as protestors in france are kept at a safe distance from where the leaders are gathering global demonstrations against wealth inequality and financial irresponsibility are unified to have their voices break through to those in power. r.t. . and for more on this i'm joined now by charlie mcgrath founder of a wide awake news dot com charlie thanks for joining us and what if it comes harrison's can you draw between that's him or that's. between the occupy movement
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and the protest going on inside of the g. twenty side you know it look the whole world is protesting and whatever name they want to call it you know as i was on your program here last week i talked about i don't consider a difference between the occupy movement and the true spirit of the tea party movement so whatever they call it you know if they're going to protest outside the g twenty and call themselves g twenty protestors or they're going to call themselves occupy protesters the root of all these protests is the same the these insanely greedy bankers and their financial base capitalism that has let the world to the brink of a sovereign debt meltdown completely by design so all the all the juggling going on right now one of the people interviewed talk about trying to fix the european debt but make the economy sustainable this is an end absolute joke there is no goal in mind for the people of europe the goal is to save the banks inside of europe the
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financial institutions inside of europe so you know whatever they label their protest i'm just happy to see people are waking up to the fact that they have no representation it doesn't matter if you call yourself a republic or democracy or a dictatorship we all have the same level of representation which is if we are fat with cash we have to reserve representation if we're not if we're the ninety nine point nine percent we are just told to take it and we're seeing some of these new pictures here on our screen. as you sat at the g. twenty the protests outside of twenty dollars i lost that they shared the similar message protesting corporate greed and do you think that these protests have receding and france now but how to strengthen the awful crime. absolutely yeah the g. twenty these gain of twenty or whatever you know whatever financial group comes out next to talk about saving the world's economy every single time they do this you know it is the cure at least the hope to me is i'm of the cure has
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a shorter and sure. shelf life you know it's a lot of initial return we spend trillions of dollars to build the financial burdens and the world gets a one percent g.d.p. book but we spin one hundred six hundred billion dollars a qualitative easy we get a half a percent g.d.p. the law of diminishing returns the same thing applies with hoping is that they're going to get together they're going to talk about some kind of deal that's going to see greece and the rest of europe and we'll get a run up in the stock market we've got to perform days on this last one so my anticipation is the next one will be a few days but the realization is these bankers have to be held accountable for that let the world right now they need to be accountable for plunging the world into debt and tell we hold accountable these behaviors and perp walk some of them some of which are right here on country we will never have any kind of justice or any kind of sustainable economy we have to start over again one planet or this cabal of globalist elitist bankers have to be brought to justice and charlie you
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know as the i'm sure you've heard one of the biggest criticisms of the occupy wall street movement is that they don't have a clear demand are a clear message they are making one's a man and this is in relation to the g twenty summit they're calling on the g. twenty leaders from pose a so-called robin hood tax on financial transactions it's a one percent tax proposals for members of the e.u. many countries are against this what do you think about that proposed tax. that i don't think that would do any good to go after you know lead that lead the criminals in place but we're just going to tax a little bit one percent on their transactions isn't going to save the world you know in the united states alone from two thousand and seven the know nearly doubled our national debt if you thousand and eight we a president bush said we're going to suspend free market capitalism in order to save it and then president obama marched right down the same road saving the same two to fail so the notion that we can tax our way out of it even going after the rich but it isn't going to work we need to turn these financial institutions in
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what they deserve to be right now which is utilities we've already paid for all these companies the fact that we are getting headlines today of people like john corps i former governor of new jersey former senator of new jersey former head of goldman sachs and is now involved in the complete bankruptcy of f. the global. we caught up that he's using his own clients' money mixing it in with the company's money shows that the corruption still continues the greed is still out there nothing has changed so a lot percent tax you know that sounds well and good but we need to get rid of the current system we have we've bought and paid for it let's turn it into a utility ok right and you're saying that that's not that's not enough and you know we're seeing these demonstrations occupy wall street across the u.s. across the world now thousands more and france what has you know they have a similar message what is happening now and abroad that we are seeing this global
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op rising protesting against the economy i dance the political and financial system. well what's happening i think is we've had three half years where people look alike the lights which went on three to half years ago when the credit crisis occurred around planet are and everybody on this planet that has a former representative government or at least they do has been told for the last three and a half years just give us a little bit more time give us a little bit more of your financial preserve freedom let us suspend our constitutions a little bit so we can save the economy and then we realize that on its own it isn't getting better we realize that the too big to fail banks are not getting smaller and less the statement they're even larger and more systemic so i think this awakening we see is people just absolutely having enough and when you when you talk about the people in the streets now we're seeing more and more youth in the west take the streets because they realize that their financial future has literally been stolen from them and some statistics point to exactly that fact when
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eighty percent but the kids graduating in two thousand and eleven need to go back home and live with mom and dad because they don't have a future we turn the country into nothing more than a tully's state where we're waging war on the planet to try to keep the economy going to cheap oil and the powers that be are going to continue to do everything they can to keep status quo that's what you'll see talks about welding one percent taxes here or pulling back and clawing back the bullets is there but the reality of it is until we have true change in the financial system make them utilities rather than use or profit teams we won't have any changes that will lead to a sustainable economy on this planet charlie thank you so much for your thoughts on that one founder of wide awake news dot com charlie mcgrath meanwhile as thousands are protesting in france ahead of the g. twenty summit our r.t. correspondent daniel ghoshal as in the thick of the action and to bring us along can yell thanks for joining us can you describe the scene or about. well what's
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really interesting here is the protesters are getting smaller if in previous g twenty summits we've seen a lot of oil and a lot of progress cation we've seen a lot of bubbles with police and so on this time well actually seeing a very big contrast a lot of protesters around here at the moment as you can see it's really getting quite difficult in terms of the police reaction which is getting very heavy handed but by contrast the people themselves are getting smaller and they have a message they're very clear that they're tired of the capitalist system and they also want to see less attention being paid to the bankers less bailouts for the point and they want to see more attention for the people so we're seeing a very clear message from the protesters who are officially being backed up by organizations greenpeace trade unions all those sorts of organizations whereas in the country the police are being very heavy handed they've come fall greater numbers than we've seen in previous occasions so we're seeing the protest is really
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getting their act together and the police also getting very heavy handed in their response about attacking things turn violent on the streets exactly where you are now is there a feeling that the protests can ask escalate to that point again. well i'll tell you why not because the police have done everything to stop people getting anywhere in sons of sensitive areas they've actually blocked off the whole of which is where the g. twenty summit will take place just a few minutes down the road from here but also here a nice to see on the side streets police reserve really should take a new route and decide to go to some of the sensitive buildings if you like the administrative areas for example the hotel de ville which is sort of like the mayor's office but the protesters as of explaining of no really wanted to do that they wanted to get their message across in a peaceful way whereas the police have really come expecting violence and in fact they're having. ok these protesters are protesting against capitalism against
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globalization can you talk to us a little bit about more specifically what their message is what they're protesting against and what what they want to bring to the attention of the world's most powerful leaders will be arriving there in a couple of. yes i call this an extension of really what's your thing going on in the states with the occupy wall street movement but also here you're covering the anti euro movements and also the growing because of course europe just as in the u.s. is really suffering under what's being called the black hole of bits and now the g. twenty protesters have been saying this for years they really feel that they're being vindicated now with the global protests that your previous speakers have been talking about something that they've been really talking about for years is now crystallizing across the world but if you like this g twenty summit really brings it all together you have the world leaders you have the finance chiefs who are really responsible will protest is the same for much of the mess that's going on the moment so this really is where the protesters can bring all those ideas
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together from all parts of the world america also the middle east you've got people from the middle east coming here saying really why you are attacking us why are you attacking libya when you really need to be saving that money from what we see for health care for education back home because we're seeing on our television screens you've got problems in your own backyard what are you coming to us from certain reasons when you should be dealing with the problems at home. and then you know this is day one. can you tell us maybe about two weeks back in the coming days. yes a lot of programs low enough for the next four days in fact as soon as the g twenty summit will start in terms of also festivals the music because as i say the protesters want to get the message across they really come across and saying we don't know the police are prepared for this sort of kept telling us and trying to get us into areas where they want us to be but that's not our point we're not
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coming here for violence we're really coming here to get on with it because as you say the anticapitalist really a message that is getting stronger here and that is what we'll be seeing over the next four days the protesters trying to get the media coverage that they're trying to get across a little just trying to bring it across to the people here in fact locals are quite angry with the way the police have responded because several locals have actually had to move out of the area because they need special badges to get into their own hometowns in their own streets so as i say there's a bit of a dissonance between the protesters who have a peaceful but very firm message to get across the police were very heavy handed in their response daniel thank you so much for keeping us updated over there that was r.t. correspondent daniel bashar. and from france back here in the u.s. where protesters are speaking out against economic inequality corporate greed and corruption one author and historian believes that this could be the beginning of
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a collapse of the american empire artie's our we're not to lose sat down with mr and doll talk a little bit about the state of the u.s. and its standing on the political stage take a listen. never before has the world faced so many economic and political problems all at the same time would you say that these conflicts which we're seeing today are in terms of if you're in the dollar situation and what's happening in northern africa and in the middle east do these conflicts feed off each other or are they somehow related or not particularly when i see all these conflicts the decision to libya the crisis with the dollar or crisis with the american economy and the conduct of american foreign policy in the in the last period. is all part of a breakdown of the entire super power structure that was built up after being the world war two and nobody in washington wants to do it just as nobody in britain
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either years ago wanted to admit that the british empire was in terminal decline all of this is related to the attempt to keep this sole superpower not only intact but to spread its influence over the rest of the of the planet and that. not surprisingly much of the world is not from here to see that so when you say that what's happening in the middle in middle east or northern africa right now is basically an attempt on behalf of the united states to keep its came up very much so the. plan was first announced by george w. bush when he was president just after the invasion of iraq in two thousand and three at a g eight meeting and it was called the greater middle east project and that project but he published a map of what they had in mind was the control and the. democratization as they call it of the entire islamic world from afghanistan pakistan down through iran
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syria. the persian gulf area the oil producing states there and across north africa all the way to morocco and the events the so-called arab spring had been planned years back and the instigators of those the so-called spontaneous protest these twitter revolts in cairo and tunisia and so forth over the last months have been three or ghanaians to the seducing some of the people leaders of the protests have been trained in the belgrade in serbia by oh poor activists financed by the wrist to power. this thing has state department and u.s. intelligence all over it. and why why are they doing this well two things in my view one. there is vast wealth in the hands of the leading circles in the arab world vast wealth sovereign wealth funds of countries
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like kuwait and other countries but also just the resources and one of the agendas is to introduce as was done in the soviet union after nine hundred ninety one with the collapse of the soviet union the agenda of i.m.f. privatization free market economy and so forth so that western banks and financial agencies and corporations can come in and to take the plunder the second agenda is militarily from places such as libya or south sudan our so-called republic the source of and to militarize those oil sources that are directly strategic to china's future economic growth so this is all about controlling eurasia something zbigniew brzezinski talked about back in one thousand nine hundred seven in his famous book the grinch icecream. and controlling especially russia and china and any potential cohesion of the euro should come from all over
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korean. and for more of our to sit down interview with author william engdahl go ahead and visit us online at our song. deliberation the jury is still in deliberations today in the case of the russian businessman accused of selling weapons to terrorist groups viktor group has been charged with agreeing to arm a terrorist group and colombia and conspiring to kill american nationals back in two thousand and eight d.n.a. operatives posed as anti-american rebels they nabbed the group in the thai capital of bangkok he was then extradited to the u. blasts a move russia calls illegal he has gained notoriety by the western world and mainstream media dubbed as a quote the merchant of death but events maintains that booth is innocent and is a legitimate business man if found guilty he faces a life sentence of life behind bars joining me now with the latest is r t correspondent marina marina things for joining us can you bring us up tell us what
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is the latest in this case. well the latest information that we have liz is that the jury this high profile three week case surrounding. it has been deliberating for a few hours now about three hours or so jury began deliberating around one pm and as far as we know they are still behind closed doors having discussions about this case if they do not come out with a verdict within the next ten twenty minutes they may resume deliberations to morrow morning now a jury of twelve would have to unanimously agree on a decision otherwise it would be a mistrial and the judge would have to set a new date for proceedings now victor boot a russian businessman maintains that he is not guilty of the four charges that u.s.
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prosecutors are accusing him of yet did not take his take the stand in his own case so at this point discussions are going on in continuing behind closed doors and the fate of viktor goot is up to these twelve individuals that are talking about his skates and merida is there any indication over there what their fate is looking like at this point. well in terms of his physical appearance he clearly has changed a lot. of his demeanor since his arrest in bangkok in march two thousand and eight victor because last pay a lot of weight his attorney and his wife have spoken to r.t. several times indicating that clearly this is taking a psychological toll on him because he's been held in solitary confinement here in the u.s. he was held in. bangkok prison for a very long time when he was in thailand and. held in solitary confinement here in
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the u.s. under the assumption that he's innocent till proven guilty so all of this has taken quite a toll on him is wife has informed r t that also he is suffering from various of physical problems medical problems and it's been hard to actually get some medication to him that is needed so this isn't been an easy an easy toll for him to say the least there's been a lot of question and questions raised as to whether or not a fair trial is possible and i mean he's done this version of death i mean is there any indication there that i mean that well i mean if he's going to be found guilty or is there a sense of where of what this verdict may be. well if you ask most experts they will say that victor boot has already been found guilty in a court of public opinion because as you mentioned he has been dug urchins of death death mainstream media's who has referred to him as the merchant of death
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consistently for years the jury was told that they are would not be allowed to google him if they were to take part in this trial in deciding his fate because he has become so well known so notorious it's been it's been said that nicolas cage has also used victor boot as someone that he he built a character around in a in a movie that was about weapons trading so you know which has become somewhat of a household name and the tourists name his his supporters would say that his reputation has been compromised by western media and by u.s. officials because at this point he has not been found guilty of any of the charges that the u.s. has hurled at him we're going to thank you so much for keeping us updated that was our team correspondent maria number and i am. and coming up all new in our next
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half hour it's the former administration that just keeps talking and today a congolese of rice's turn to speak out with the release of her memoir no higher honor former secretary of state gives an inside look at the tensions within the so-called dysfunctional bush administration taking jabs at bill of donald rumsfeld and dick cheney so is it the nature of politics to insult those you work with and will we see these kinds of hits beneath the belt out of the obama administration some time down the line we'll get the answers from investigative journalist russ baker plus it's the last call list of the arab league demands tank get off syrian streets and that assad talk to the opposition are going have a report out of syria and will key will be keeping an eye on viktor booth the verdict bringing you the very latest from new york now that comes in their own do five pm allow does it for now for more of the stories we covered go to our seed dot
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morning's today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world is seeing from the streets of canada. for nations around. the be. that's.


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