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ranks of european demonstrators as they call for governments to focus on people more than corporations the state of the eurozone is likely to take center stage at the meeting of the world's twenty biggest economies artie's daniel bushell is in nice where the protest is centered. the protesters say they're capturing the spirits of all the protests around the world are they will achieve their goals without violence it's really good no it's in the occupy wall street movement in the states as well as the and seems you wrote moveless de jure of the people of come here to ball across the world not just from the likes of greece and spain which are particularly suffering from the day crisis now but also places like canada speaking to people from the middle east who say they're all disenchanted with the way the capitalism is going but more attention is being paid by our leaders to the bankers and finance years older than to the people themselves this organizations here like leading trade unions officially the greenpeace is another body this here around fifteen thousand say protesters have come here to nice we've spoken to some of them
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here's what they have to say i'm here because i want to say get it see people. because we don't trust. all the power. due to. the fact that people are just a few people the money in the world are just. running everything running all the people all the governors of states of this world that decided they own the world and they control what it should be we believe the people have their word should have their words not something to say to the scenes that she quite chaotic i mean broad's around here of been looked down and shuts off to even local residents who needed badges to come in there's been a very heavy handed approach from police or on soyuz streets here in reserve ready to to really fight back but there's been no sign of that there's been a very peaceful march from protesters across the town of nice of course they've
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been blocked from going to cannes where the g twenty summit itself will take place but really there's been a contrast between the reaction of the police with the helicopters overhead and the police sirens going all around the city and the priests who mulches who say they just want to get their message across. what is in your bushel reporting there were protests around the g. twenty meetings are nothing new but james medway from the new economic foundation says this year's demonstrators have a good chance of making their voice heard i think there's a chance the pressure on the g. twenty will start to prove if not quite overwhelming but very very substantial mass pressure from all quarters all of the leaders meeting today no to go back to their countries when the summit is over and and see populations increasingly discontented with the way they've been running the world in the way the crisis is being handled up until now i think what you're seeing in nic's is a reflection of that of course all the security precautions you know indicate just how little it gets in the city this group really hurts the shouldn't be the case of
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the world's leaders have to be going to great big steel framed seas of the police out and all the rest of it if they enjoyed legitimacy of the people they claim to represent so yes there is a huge amount of pressure on them and there is also i think the potential for change. and a little later in our program. we'll look at what awaits the euro zone's a rescue efforts after greece's prime minister stuns european leaders by calling for a national referendum on whether greeks want to be bailed out of their debt. and the kirghiz president elect valves to kick the u.s. control air base out of his country saying its presence there is putting them at risk. israel has a reportedly given orders to its military to take any necessary action to stop rockets being fired from gaza this might include a ground operation the move comes after dozens of missiles were fired into the jewish state last week political blogger larry derfner says that the attacks on
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israel come from minority groups out of hamas is control. there's not that much happening there aren't that many missiles or rockets falling in israel at all relatively speaking there's not that much happening in gaza. but the main thing is the people who are firing these missiles from gaza are not calm os which is in control or relative or let's say the by default in control of gaza it's a relatively martial group called islamic jihad jihad cannot fight israel lists and lists thomas felt that an israeli invasion were imminent thomas so far has never gone that far to say hamas itself will hold to a cease fire relative ceasefire with hamas so far has not stopped these smaller groups from prior firing these rockets doesn't do that and would not and i don't see it doing that unless it was afraid of an imminent invasion. a human rights group says the number of revenge killings by revolutionary forces in libya is
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escalating sharply the watchdog claims and t.c. fighters are terrorizing displaced residents of the coastal town of tal where for supporting the gadhafi regime one of the authors of the report fred abrahams from human rights watch believes that nato countries must do more to strengthen democratic forces in libya. well in some places the violence is quite bad the town we looked out in was called and the militias from the neighboring town of misrata are terrorizing the people of to where they accuse them of having fought for qaddafi of having committed atrocities. in his name and you know the problem here is that the militias are not under the control of the political authorities the civilian authorities and that's the big challenge for libya going forward is bringing the many militias under a unified civilian command and that will help solve this problem there's definitely
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a trend to say we did the right thing meaning nato governments they want to say that this was a successful operation so there is a tendency to downplay the conflicts and the tensions now but at the same time in our discussions with them of some of these governments they're taking them very seriously because they know that this will cause problems in the future they want them addressed now trying to support the more open minded and democratic minded forces within the new authorities and move libya in the right direction so there is concern and i think that the governments are nervous about this these tensions their revenge and they're trying to take steps to to quell it. the u.s. might be pulling its troops out of iraq but they're staying in the persian gulf kuwait is reportedly topping the list of the countries that are likely to host them the pentagon says it is determined to maintain stability in the region but jason debt's
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news editor at antiwar dot com says america's real intention is to control the whole area. it sounds like. the united states is determined to keep forces in the in the region and poised to launch attacks into iraq whether the iraqi government agrees to it or not kuwait as a likely place for keeping a lot of these troops they've been talking quite a while about the decision to put massive amounts of combat troops into kuwait much like they had before the two thousand and three invasion secretary of state hillary clinton said this was proof of an ongoing commitment to the future of the region but in reality it's an ongoing commitment to try to interfere in our region and which the us track record is far from stellar. the duly elected president of kyrgyzstan has vowed to shut the u.s. air force base in his country saying it poses a threat to his own nation's security america's at least for the most facilities
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now looks on likely to be renewed after twenty fourteen when the current agreement expires. explains this news came hardly a surprise because the presence of servicemen in kurdistan is a highly charged political issue and every president had to address it in one form or another arab raise is a fairly large facility that it was opened in kurdistan in two thousand and one to support military operations in afghanistan it represents the shortest and the most efficient route to deliver weapons and military personnel to kabul it was initially named after a new york firefighter who was killed in this ten or eleven attacks later the name was changed but it's still colloquially referred to as the gateway to haven't because most of the u.s. servicemen who pass through the nasa air base are on their way to combat in afghanistan now according to the current agreement billie's of the air base costs
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american taxpayers around two hundred million dollars a year and the current agreement iran still meet two thousand and four the new. president must back a time by of who won last sunday's elections with almost sixty percent of the vote sad that his government is going to honor the existing agreement that they have no intention of extending release of the base beyond two thousand and fourteen he said that the presence of foreign troops in kurdistan does not serve the country's national interest and may actually compromise the country's security in fact he said that could just andaz not want to be a target for a tourist trikes calming from the anime of the united states a few years ago russia seemed to. gosh and reach an agreement with the courageous authorities on the closure of the parliament and even passed a bill authorizing the end of the base but damn the decision was there first
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whether or not the decision will be implemented this time around is yet to be seen this is again a highly charged political issue and many experts agree that. somewhat shady dealing surrounding miniseries contributed to the fall of the previous president kurmanbek bakiev from power. french president nicolas sarkozy has called an emergency meeting with key ministers to discuss the potential repercussions of the greek financial crisis he is also expected to discuss the situation with german chancellor angela merkel it comes after greece's pm stunned that european leaders by calling a national referendum on the latest deal marco putra pollie from wealth management says european leaders are bringing their heads in the sand the european way of dealing with things used to fudge things that patch things up and to try and sustain things and delay dealing with the fundamental issues in my view the best the best option for the greeks is to default of course there is much bigger
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financial consequences for the for the rest of europe and for the rest of the world if that happens the big fear here is the snowball effect effectively greek defaults then you have to look at who actually owns the debt and that's principally. by other sovereigns by the e.u. and by by the banks and pension funds and the consequences of that is that it would make the financial system the banking system much less stable and the worry is of the snowball effect the banks and then other european sovereigns and whether that would then lead to further defaults on a number of sovereign defaults at the same time and how many banks would be affected as well. and as always we want your opinion so log on to our website r t dot com and say what you think lies behind the greek prime minister's surprise decision to hold a referendum on the e.u.'s hard bargain rescue plan. here's how it looks right now
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most viewers thirty eight percent think that the greek prime minister has made a wise step to let the population have their say thirty percent believe the move is just pure populism to quell protests eighteen percent of you think the decision is a knife in the back and fourteen percent. is looking for a pathway to an honorable retirement. well this halloween saw the f.b.i. tell its own ghost story it 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 parties that peter oliver reports from moscow perhaps spookiest over all is that this footage doesn't contain any chill's 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
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a willful agent of the foreign governments know this these videos are to be released coping stories post released helloween something which did raise a few eyebrows however the f.b.i. issued us that 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 spice wanting to operate in the united states oh that critics have suggested that the release of these documents is something of a publicity stunt. the new york court has put on hold the verdict in the case of russian businessman victor boot accused of arms trafficking recession that will continue tomorrow with a verdict expected in the next couple of days victor boot was arrested in thailand
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in two thousand and eight after a sting operation by the u.s. and later flown to the u.s. to face trial if found guilty he could face life imprisonment international atomic energy agency investigators say they've discovered a secret nuclear plant in northwestern syria it is claimed the complex has a similar design it to a uranium enrichment plant moammar gadhafi tried to build in libya however there is apparently no evidence of nuclear production at the site which is currently used as a cotton spinning plant dr david help and a british anti-war activist says it's the same old story that we saw with iraq here we go again the main feature exploring the iraq's. weapons of mass destruction inspectors went into iraq to see is on film i'm told one of the walls inside to a dentist trying. to sense installations in iraq. and making sure the
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physicians with. my second thought is this and if syria still holds on his lands a girl has bipolar comes. the new or if it is ironic we should be talking about syria when the israeli. has never been inspected. and of the information war against syria stop funding and supplying weapons to the armed gangs claiming to be the opposition and to lift sanctions against president assad's regime these are the demands put forward by damascus in exchange for implementing the changes suggested by the arab league the international body has urged the regime to halt violence and start dialogue with the opposition parties types are so it reports. the protests the government crackdowns and violence that continue to play parts of syria the capital damascus is still largely sheltered from but beneath the calm many will remind you that in
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syria walls most certainly have ears more but at the country's intelligence service has political clout in syria that's one of the state secrets and says the unrest began in march protestors have accused them of violent interrogations for a little bit before i was chased and arrested when security forces in a very tiny cell beat beat me severely damaging my back and me be electrocuted and make use the soul of receiving money for taking to the streets they said were agents of america and israel after forty eight hours of detention and torture it took all my money and belongings and threw me out into the street. sitting in cooley is a lawyer who deals with detention cases she says the influence of the security police extends even into the courtroom mohamed mohamed we have three authorities in the country believe the legislative and the executive but it is the security police who make the real decisions the court judge for their decision and i feel sorry for
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the judge because he is not independent. and 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 a peace and a regime protestors this man who's worked for the more but not 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 accusations that they are behind the violence detentions and torture. this is the wrong idea we're protecting our people for the terrorists shoot civilians you shoot us and then accuse security forces of doing such things with accusations that we. are also wrong if this person has political activity without any intention of harming the country and he is free to do this and no one will chase him 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 depends
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on the people who talk to you if you ask me as a citizen of syria i can do a different view i have never ever been asked by the security or anybody for something which i am to those who fear are either people who take part in illegal activities or carry arms or put themselves in suspicious ways all this right here is a very open and colorful flights of syria but when it comes to talking about security services like anywhere destroyed by country but here their presence is so widely felt that it's not quite possible to determine just what local feel is normal or what is if. 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 forgot. 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 in the security mind enjoy it as
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for us we are not why is that was. our team. and with syria now at the epicenter of the arab spring we talked to author and historian f. william on what or who he thinks could be behind of the uprisings in the middle east and north africa.
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today we're talking to him and all the author of several books among them are gods of money wall street and the death of american century and he is also a political risk consultant so we're going to discuss several more several of the most burning our political and economic issues in the world today mr engel thank you very much for joining us to be here to start off basically a never 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 in terms of here in the dollar situation and what's happening in northern africa and in the middle east do these conflicts feed off each other are they somehow related or not particularly what i see all these conflicts the decision to libya. the crisis with the dollar crisis with the american economy and the conduct of
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american foreign policy in the last period. is all part of a breakdown of the entire super power structure that was built up after be end of the world war two and nobody in washington wants to admit just as nobody in britain a hundred 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 planet and that. not surprisingly much of the world is not too eager to see that so when you say that what's happening in the middle in the middle east or northern africa right now is basically an attempt on the behalf of the united states to keep its game 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
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project they they 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 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 so-called spontaneous protests these twitter revolts in cairo and tunisia and so forth over the past months have all been. organized assiduously and some of the people leaders of the protests have been trained in belgrade in serbia by old poor activists financed by the u.s. state department. this thing has state department and u.s. intelligence all over it. and why why are they doing this well two things in my
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view one. there is vast wealth in the hands of the leading circles in the arab world vast wealth sovereign wealth funds of countries 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 could come in and take the plunder the second agenda is militarily in places such as libya or south sudan the so-called republic of south sudan 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 it back in one thousand nine hundred
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seventy his famous book the grand chess game. and controlling especially russia and china and any potential cohesion of the eurasian countries economically and politically but as a result of. the so-called arab spring what can we honestly say that middle east and. northern african countries which have gone through with changes have they really become more democratic gyptian tunisian friends of mine say that it's just the opposite the economy is in 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 could offer. the economy of egypt is in dire straits the military remains in control they were in 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 so while
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the instigators of the conflicts will turn or seem to be you know the united states and maybe some of the european powers if you know look at libya will they be able to restore normality in these countries or is it not even in their interest i don't think they give a moment's thought to normality or normalization i think what their concern is especially the pentagon is military control the next step will be on this so-called transitional national council in libya is to have that puppet government give permanent basing rights inside libya something they never had before under gadhafi sudan some of the things defenseless unless they have nato forces in there the african is coordinating this the pentagon's africa command which is. interestingly enough created just after trying as two thousand and six africa diplomacy were forty heads of african nations were invited to beijing and enormous deals were signed with the chinese companies for oil exploration to build hospitals give soft
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loans everything the i.m.f. didn't do in africa in the last thirty years the chinese began doing and that had enormous results for china thank you very much for your time. either and discover its beauty in the. heat communicate with the wind. and become free. to see what nature can give you.
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two thirty in the morning of from moscow this is our table and to have you with us top headlines ahead of the g. twenty summit in cannes and thousands take to the streets in the french riviera to express their anger at the state of the world economy occupy movement activists from around the globe are taking part in protest amid a heavy police presence. the u.n. says it's uncovered a previously unknown nuclear program in syria according to the i.a.e.a. documents were found linking the project to the so-called father of pakistan's nuclear bomb the discovery comes as a damascus claims it has reached an agreement with of the arab league to end of a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters. on the brink israel reportedly approves military action including the use of ground forces against gaza after wave of rocket attacks over the last week meanwhile the israeli air force has launched a series of attacks on the region since saturday leaving at least eleven palestinians dead.


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