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from the global occupy movement have swollen the 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 a nice where the protest is centered. the protesters say they're capturing the spirits of all the protests around the world and that 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 movements de jure of the people of come here to born across the world not just from the likes of greece and spain which are particularly suffering from the debt 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 there's organizations here like leading trade unions officially the green peace is another body this here
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around fifteen thousand say protesters have come here to nice we've spoken to some of them here's what they have to say i'm here because i won't say get eighty people . because we don't trust in all these magical power. sujit to. the fact that there are few people are just a few people that 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 want to change the we believe the people have that word should have their words not something to say well the scenes that she quite chaotic i mean roads around here have 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 the police or on soyuz streets here in reserve ready to to really fight back if the protest does get violent but there's been no
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sign of that there's been a very peaceful march from put protesters across the town of nice of course they've 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 on over. in the city and the preschool more they just want to get their message across. archie's daniel bushell reporting for us there now protests around the g. twenty meetings are nothing new but james midway from the new economics foundation says this year 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 it's not quite overwhelming but very very substantial not 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 it needs is a reflection of that of course all the security precautions you know indicate just
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how little digital city this group really hurts the shouldn't be the case of the world's leaders have to be behind a great big steel framed series 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. a little later in the program. we'll look at what awaits the euro zone's or 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 of president elect valves to kick the u.s. control the air base out of his country saying its presence there is putting them at risk. israel has reportedly given orders to its military to take any necessary action to stop rockets from being fired from gaza this might include a ground operation the move comes after dozens of missiles were fired into the
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jewish state last week political blogger larry defender says the attacks on 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 marginal group called islamic jihad jihad cannot fight israel unless the list thomas felt that an israeli invasion were imminent comma so far has never gone that far to say hamas itself will hold to a cease fire relative ceasefire but hamas so far has not stopped these smaller groups from prior prodding 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
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group says the number of revenge killings by revolutionary forces in libya is escalating sharply the watchdog group claims and d.c. fighters are terrorizing the displaced residents of the coastal town of tal for supporting the kid off the regime one of the authors of the report fred abrahams from human rights watch believes 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 vats the big challenge for libya going forward is bringing the many militias under
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a unified civilian command and that will help solve this problem there is definitely 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 there are a vengeance they're trying to take steps to to quell it. the u.s. might be pulling its troops out of iraq but they are staying in the persian gulf coate is reportedly topping the list of the countries that are likely to host them
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the pentagon says it is determined to maintain stability in the region but jason 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 a region in which the us track record is far from stellar. the newly 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. for the month facility now looks unlikely to
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be renewed after twenty fourteen when the current agreement expires. explains this news came hardly as a surprise because the presence of servicemen in kurdistan is a highly charged political issue and every kurdish president had to address it in one form or another arab raise is a fairly large facility that it was opened. 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 type of eleven attacks later than he 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 monastic area base are on their way to combat in afghanistan now according to the current agreement billie's all of the air base
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costs american taxpayers around two hundred million dollars a year and the current agreement iran still meet two thousand from the new the new could be president back at them by of who won last sunday's elections with almost sixty percent of the vote sad that his government is going to. 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 if you years ago russia seemed to me go all shades. and reach an agreement with the curtis authorities on the closure of the base and the biggest problem and even passed a bill authorizing the
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a vision of the base but than the decision was served first whether or not the decision will be implemented this time around is yet to be seen this is again a highly charged political issue many experts agree that somewhat shady dealings surrounding the last air base contributed to the fall of the previous president kurmanbek bakiev from power. and you can check out our twitter feed for the latest updates on the story in one of her latest tweets she says that the u.s. military uniform is rushing out of off of the shelves of markets across the kiddies capital in reaction to the likely closure of the monospace and there's plenty more from her and our other correspondents on artie's a general twitter feed. despite causing turmoil on world markets and of a surprise reaction from other european states greek prime minister george. is determined that a referendum on the e.u. bailout will take place he won the support of the captain after holding an emergency meeting where he said the move would pave the way for greece staying in
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the euro the prime minister is now expected to hold talks with president nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel on wednesday but marco politi from wealth management says that european leaders are burying 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 financial consequences for 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
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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 in a number of sovereign defaults at the same time and how many banks would be affected as well. 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 that use hard bargain to rescue plan. this is how it's looking right now most viewers about thirty nine percent think the greek prime minister has made a wise step to let the population have their say around twenty seven percent believe the move is just pure populism to quell protests nineteen percent of you think the decision is a knife in the e.u. is back and around fifteen percent say pop and dream you is a looking for a pathway to an honorable retirement. the new york
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court has put on hold of the verdict in the case of russian businessman viktor bhutto accused of arms trafficking the session that will continue tomorrow with the verdict expected in the next couple of days victor bood was arrested in thailand 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. now let's take a look at some other international headlines making news around the world. a lucky escape for the passengers of this a boeing seven sixty seven the plane with two hundred thirty one people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at an airport in poland's capital warsaw none of the passengers were injured when the airliner landed on its belly and it slid along the runway the aircraft operated by polish carrier lock was en route from the u.s. and reported problems with its landing gear during its final approach or saw airport will remain closed until wednesday morning as
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a result. officials at the tsunami damaged fukushima nuclear power plant in japan have detected a radioactive gas that could signal a problem at one of its reactors scientists say it could be the byproduct of unexpected nuclear fission the tokyo electric power company that own. this is the plan said there was no rise in the reactors temperature pressure or radiation levels and the presence of the toxic gases didn't indicate a major problem. international atomic energy agency investigators say that they have discovered a secret nuclear plant in northwestern syria it is claimed to be a complex has a similar design 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 helping a british anti-war activist says it's the same old story that we saw with iraq here
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we go again the main piece exploring the iraq. weapons of mass destruction inspectors went into iraq to see is on i'm told one of the walls of identifying defense installations in iraq. and making sure. my second source is. if syria still holds on his lands the golan has bola cons. the nukes or if it is ironic we should be talking about syria when the israeli nuclear. has never been inspected. and the information war against syria stop funding and supplying weapons to the armed gangs claiming to be the opposition and lift the sanctions against president assad's regime these are the demands put
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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 are silly reports. the protests the government crackdowns and violence that continue to plague 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 about the country's intelligence service has political clout in syria that's hardly state secret and since the unrest began in march protesters have accused them of violent interrogations for going to before i was chased and arrested by security forces in a very tiny cell to beat me severely damaging my back and be electrocuted and be accused of 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
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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 the legal authority 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 sorrier for the judge because he's 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 appease anti regime protesters 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 are protecting our people but the terrorists shoot civilians and shoot us and then
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accuse security forces of doing such things accusations that we instill fear 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 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 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 where's 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 and
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what is that. 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 and his security and enjoy that as for us we are nothing why is that was. our t.v. . and with syria now at the epicenter of the arab spring we talked to author and historian f. william and doll on what or who he thinks could be behind the uprisings in the middle east and north africa.
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today we're talking to a forum 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 i
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term as if you are 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 in all these conflicts the decision to bomb libya the crisis with the dollar the crisis with the american economy and. the conduct of american foreign policy in the last period. he's all part of a breakdown of an entire super power structure that was built up after being 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 in that. not surprisingly much of the world is not too eager to see that so what do you say that what's
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happening in the middle in the middle east or northern africa right now is basically an attempt on not the 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 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 of the so-called arab spring have 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 last months have
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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 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
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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 seventy his famous book the grand chess game. and controlling especially russia and china and any potential cohesion of the 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 the 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
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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 the instigators of the conflicts will turn 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 nato permanent basing rights inside libya something they never had before under gadhafi
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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 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. a very warm welcome to you this is your news today protesters on the. streets they
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have. been canceling the chances to get the status of the human experiment. because you'll see this right here is what it knows it was allegedly trying to send some political economy and its arcane things as financial templates the resources to maintain our confidence in markets and. wants to be seen trade imbalances recession look keeping missions close to collapsing and close. to fail so we play banks again sealevel think if the us crash and seven. missing the classes and the i.m.f. imports just programs increase the total economy. wealthy british style. guys.
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market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kinds of reports.
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and broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is our glad to have you with us here top headlines focus on people not finance ahead of the g. twenty summit in cannes that thousands take to the streets in the french riviera to express their anger at the state of the world economy. the u.n. says it has uncovered a previously unknown a nuclear program in syria the discovery comes as damascus claims it has reached an agreement with the arab league to end of the deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters. on the brink israel reportedly approves of military action against gaza after a wave of rocket attacks over the last week. now max kaiser explains why he thinks market speculators should bear the brunt of the blame for the world's financial turmoil as a report is next right here on r.t. .


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