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this coming thursday marking two months since the movement started parties were important strong us live from new york with more hello marina so there are claims of police brutality what information you have on this well right now as you mentioned the park zuccotti park has been cleared out according to the new york city police department but hundreds of after activists are still down there as the are hundreds of police officers including those dressed in riot gear there have been several reports of injuries and arrests and there have been images that we have seen of police getting violent when some of these protesters toppling some of them dragging them by arms and legs sound cannons have been used reportedly used on the activists in zuccotti park that refused to leave after the n.y.p.d. came down around one am tuesday morning and demanded that all activists clear the park there have been reports of serious injuries there have been on
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a video we've seen video of what appears to be police using pepper spray in tear gas on on the optimists on the on those taking part in occupy wall street paddy wagons are still on the scene and those heavy wagons are being loaded with dozens and dozens of the occupies the borders that have been and continue to be arrested by the n.y.p.d. now the tents that we've seen on the sickly landscape zuccotti park in the back past month have been torn down by the police officers that went into the park personal items that belong to activists were destroyed and white he has reportedly destroyed thousands of books that were donated to the occupied movement over the past two months let's remember that this wasn't just a park that was filled with tents they had a first aid center they had a cafeteria a so-called cafeteria really serve food they had a job. a library where some activists say there were up to five thousand books in
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the library and all of the personal belongings have been destroyed those belongings that activists didn't remove and it's safe to say that the majority of activists didn't remove anything because the majority of them refused to leave the park now when the n.y.p.d. came down the explain to the activist that they had to temporarily vacate zuccotti park because the police department had to inspect the area remove all the tents and the said it was a health issue and the park needed to be inspected now according to city officials the activists will be allowed back in into some cutting park but they will not be allowed according to what the city is saying they will not be allowed to occupied in the way they have in the past two months that includes pitching tents that includes basically living there and so clearly this is a surprise suite that came to occupy the occupy wall street headquarters here in
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new york city briefly there have been arraigned on similar camps in other u.s. cities does it appear that there is a clamp down on protesters that's moving into another low level in a higher gear so to speak that it's clearly what it looks like it looks like this is not just a new york city clampdown but in mishi white clamp down as we saw in the past day or so in oakland california. the occupied movement was based there were it was also evacuated and we saw similar incidents or arrested cortland and other cities as you mentioned so clearly this isn't limited to new york city but it means the most happening here in new york city because this is where the movement began nearly two months ago and it's also worth noting that on thursday the two month anniversary of the occupy wall street movement organizers or those taking part in the movement. are planning poor planning and continue to be planning. a day long
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advance and students were going to be coming out many union workers potentially coming out but the big drop again according to those taking part in the movement was that they were planning on going to attempt to shut down the new york stock exchange clearly this is a concern for the leaders of new york city the city officials and meeting one team we have action who knows if this will incite or provoke the optimist to actually gather more momentum for thursday but if we can it be any prediction on the past this is clearly not going to deter them it may even inspire them to gather more support and more momentum so thursday i believe will be a huge day in new york city we'll see what happens of course we hope things stay peaceful but looking at the images that are that are coming out in the past four or five hours it doesn't look so peaceful these clashes are continuing to take place among these officers and the occupy movement all right want to see how it goes
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marina portnoy reporting live from new york thanks for that still the syrian opposition leaders say they want a peaceful solution to the eight month long crisis american tria delegation is in moscow for talks with russian diplomats amid pressure that's piling on the syrian regime and the arab league suspending the country's membership from the organization for more on this peter all of our joins us live outside the foreign ministry so peter do russia and syria appear to see eye to eye when it comes to the subject of military intervention. will they do you see it's long been russia's position that they were against any foreign military involvement in the syrian situation and the syrian opposition leaders have today said that they do not want to see any military involvement from outside countries in syria they said they don't want to see syria go down the same route as libya where nato led forward intervention was a key feature in the toppling of colonel. gadhafi they don't want to see foreign
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intervention. they also said that the opposition all willing to enter into negotiations with the members of president bashar al assad's government now they did say that they would enter into negotiations but only with those members of the government that were not bloody. so they didn't say exactly which elements of the government they were willing to talk to but that is still an option they did also have praise for. the their hosts here in moscow thanking what they called their russian brothers for helping them to come to helping them come to moscow and come to the dialogue table they said they wanted russia's help in trying to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in syria. syria has described the arab decision as illegitimate how as a leader responding to that. of the arab league has put forward a plan that could see five hundred strong delegation and. finding mission this
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delegation would have elements of military personnel in it. has been welcomed by syria they say they would like them to come into the country and observe what is being done there the decision to suspend syria from the arab league. with the state on the streets of damascus protests with thousands of people out campaigning against this decision saying that it could be cowed to productive to a peace program to spend syria from the arab league. outside the foreign ministry in moscow. well the freezing of syria's arab league membership as well as sanctions prompted fears of a military intervention something russia has long been warning against coming up later a former foreign minister and veteran diplomat explains why you have any primakov says world leaders should take note of the lessons from libya and iraq here's
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a preview. i don't think the west is prepared to take this action now without the security council's backing and i think we're smarter now than at the time when the first security council resolution was adopted we will not adopt another resolution using going to em's which could be used for legitimizing these activities nobody knows when libya is going to recover from its chaos look at iraq for example it's been more than a cheese and they still can't stabilize the situation with the t.v. never stops reporting new casualties fifteen dead thirty did every day in iraq bombs explosions and so on it happened so regularly that people used to it we start to think this is normal but it's chaos over the years of occupation would be nothing they could do in libya it's going to be tough so i don't think we've had much success in libya. full interview with former russian former russian foreign minister have any primakov coming your way in about
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twenty minutes here on r.t. . new technocrat led governments in greece and italy are getting down to business to tackle their massive debts italy's prime minister designate says it's too early to determine how his country will cope with more anti-crisis measures but is warning people of the sacrifices to come mario monti is trying to rally parties for support some want him to go once to go once reforms are pushed through although the former you commissioner plans to stay until the twenty thirteen election but the clock's ticking for greece with a new prime minister heading up a fifteen week coalition lucas papademos faces a confidence vote on wednesday and says securing the next ballot is a priority and that his country must stick with our business editor nick pool explores how the single currency flaws have led some countries to ruins rather than riches. it was supposed to bring peace and prosperity for all for a while it did but now the euro is costing people jobs their pensions and even the
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democratic rights from the beginning the fools with for everyone to see the skeptics the economies of the likes of italy and greece which is too different from germany in finland to be regulated by one system optimism and idealism carried the day and a new currency was pulled it was strong and stable and was regulated in ways of german central bank much approval of therein lay the seeds of the problem greece italy portugal and spain now had their hands on a strong currency and could borrow against it and unlike before the interest rates they would have to pay would be much less so they could borrow much more which is what they did italy currently has a debt to g.d.p. ratio around one hundred twenty percent greece is more than one hundred sixty percent that's a bit like somebody with an income of twenty thousand dollars a year i mean thirty two thousand on the credit card they will be bankrupt the banks when the many more money the flat screen t.v. will be repossessed and will be a dot of cabbage and potatoes in the worst case the house will be. similar for
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a country but instead. public sector pay is caught and thousands of people forced out of jobs before the euro greece and italy always had the possibility of devaluing the currency when times were this had the effect of lowering total debt and of conferring a competitive advantage as products of this is that they became cheaper this stimulated economic growth it also made people poorer as the money in their pockets was worth less but crucially it did not result in mass redundancies especially not imposed by foreign powers under hard currency like the euro this option is no longer available to the indebted nations so instead they must come out because they remain uncompetitive they cannot grow the worst of both worlds. the politicians have failed to put a lid on greece and italy's soaring bahrain the question now is whether the new economic task force can do any better or his financial expert max kaiser is far
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from convincing bankers behind the scenes are continuing to play the system. it's the night of the living dead and all of these zombie bankers they can't get rid of them you can't kill them they live to bank another day they are a plague around the world and certainly in europe there are no law actions but they're putting bankers in charge to bring about total banker domination as the world goes down a slippery slope and said banker hell in place of the elected officials put in place an elected bankers and of course they work together they work with the central banks to keep the keys keeping interest rates near zero percent because this allows them to fund their speculations of the zero cost they don't want to spend any money to borrow money to put the outrages of bets on the table and every time they lose a bed they impose more austerity measures every time they win a bet they keep one hundred percent of the profits in the eurozone they have an opportunity to bring all the balance sheets of all the countries together and
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create new lending facilities like a f.s.f. which is a new five trillion euro lending facility and they want to build on that to create ten twenty trillion euro lending facilities because bankers get paid on how much debt they create nevermind the fact that the pay for the debt ultimately they have to impose more austerity measures more austerity measures more debt more fees for bankers more financial terrorism. coming up later in the program torture and abuse on america's watch ten years of the notorious one ton a movie prison and it's still going strong despite widespread condemnation and president obama's pledges to shut it down plus. why this strange on earth we noise is creating a buzz among radio enthusiasm around the world we investigate what it could mean and where it could be coming from and a few minutes. but first moscow was sacked former mayor unity luzhkov is being
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questioned by the russian interior ministry is over the theft of some half a billion dollars from the bank of moscow two years ago case also involves his billionaire wife who's been a vague investigation and is now abroad or he's jacob greaves is following the case . it all comes down to those high profile characters we have involved here a lot so for there yuri luzhkov who for almost two decades is really at the forefront of russian of moscow politics now after his fall from grace to force to watch the questions and be a witness give evidence in the build just behind me at this moment laura said that question should last a number of more hours also is why i feel a number two or not is up for questioning be sought after by investigators but so far she's eluded them after three court summons and hasn't turned up in moscow and has been warned interpol says interpol could get involved if this trend continues its course to god by forces russia's richest woman amassing her fortune and doing
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it in real estate julian days of course destruction boom in moscow this case itself actually goes back to two thousand and nine and then city hall was shares in the bank of moscow with just under half a billion dollars investigators say a large chunk of that was then actually siphoned off and went to the us alone to premier states who they see as a bogus company and a total of four hundred twenty seven million dollars ended up in the private account according to investigators of the end of a tour and she has denied any wrongdoing in the cases so far but she hasn't turned up for that all important questioning the mainstay of attention today is really focused around them for their yury luzhkov as it is his first high profile appearance since being sacked from office rather the broccoli last year in september after eighteen years at the reins of power and really is this last year that course his downfall allegations of corruption became quite rampant and also
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president crucially lost support and lost trust in his ability to govern and that investigations among the stories we're covering in depth on our website r.t. dot com here's what else is clue a. away right now we look into claims that israel's intelligence agency could be behind an explosion at a military base in iran that killed seventeen including a key figure in iranian defense plus a cosmic journey a russian rocket sending a crew of three on its way to the international space station after a successful launch monday eason other stories a click away at our t.v. dot com. the world's most notorious military prison still open for business despite repeated pledges by president obama to get it closed it's ten years since george w. bush opened the guantanamo bay facility would have been dogged by allegations of torture and abuse investigative reporter jason leopold believes the u.s. is betraying the principles that it promotes were hypocrites where this
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administration has actually fought every hate b.s. corpus case that has appeared in a d.c. court room so you know where we're very good at preaching but not practicing what we're preaching so it's integrity it's credibility credibility is is the number one issue right now and there is a lot of rhetoric there's a lot of promises that have been made it's political this came down to deal making with senators such as john mccain lindsey graham where they would not get behind certain policies that the president wanted to push forward unless there were promises made that first of all guantanamo would remain open that military commissions would continue i think that for the most part it's fear mongering and it's politically charged. among the hundreds of radio stations available in russia
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there's one that's seemingly out of this world instead of music or news these broadcasts are mysterious voices and noises that have left many radio enthusiastic baffled. of has been tuning it. this sound has been gripping the imagination of radio spotters worldwide for over three decades. the u.v.b. seventy six also known as the was our. first aroused my interest because it is so strange personally i think it's a legacy device that's been left over from the late seventy's or eighty's. the military operations at the time it's original this is the got. the see has been going like this since the start and whenever that was. sometimes
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the buzzer stops and a male robotic like voice lists names and numbers in russian. is the soviet union and now russia's contact with spies or even civilizations from other worlds. you know slot has been a radio fan since his childhood he's also had his share of the budget but his explanation of his purpose is much more down to earth. with this sort of connection stream we realize it or it will shut down in cases where a large nuclear explosion but only for a few hours it's not depending on anything that's why it's still widely used today by the army the idea is pretty simple a military radio station sends out the buzzer which is received by other army bases by stopping the buzzer operators signals that a command called of letters and numbers is about to be broadcast and when the transmission is complete the buzzer sounds on again you just lost said moscow's
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radios body and community nor were the signal used to come from a base outside of the capital but this is what we saw there and this man is the only living soul we could find. on the spot he used to work at the beach and still lives in the village nearby. that it is used to be one of the best units in the country but two years ago we received an order to shut it down we were told to much energy there is also another similar unit. could it be that the legendary budget used to be out of this building. is the signal coming from now. who won't be able to find any signs of that mysterious transmitter here because the equipment was literally ripped out of the walls and floors of the building when the base was shut down but things are actually still here like this journal. entry
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dating back to me two thousand and nine. but the sound is. never it's coming from. through the radio ether as if it has. a simple technology that's conquered the mind of. moscow the it's no mystery what's coming your way next how to be the business news with your ear stay with us. thanks matt a very warm welcome to the business update top officials from the world's leading gas exporting countries are meeting in doha between them they hold more than two thirds of the world's gas reserves and there are some it's aimed at balancing the interests of both producers and consumers another discussion of similar topics is
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under way here in moscow at the end of russia for this is our cheeseman in the course there is following both of them good morning marina so what's firing up delegates of both talks. well some of the main there have been pricing innovation and competition many european countries have expressed their dissatisfaction with because. oil. import rights to oil prices costing. a lot of european countries a billions of euros right now and given the current market conditions many believe that russia should rethink its pricing formula at the same time right now ministers are expected. to save a long term gas contracts and other. energy package which requires the separation of energy production transportation and sales gas from of course goes against says it wants to compete on the european market but changes need to be made
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to the package and and acceptable a solution needs to be found for all parties involved and the russians energy minister who's in qatar right now outlined his main concerns for us. firstly it's the supremacy of the law. and will stick to it in future secondly it's the principle of linking natural gas prices to oil. we believe that natural gas. crude because. we can with the shift the energy demand that's in right now in russia's role to meet that demand for its major consumers is crucial and the international energy agency expects natural gas consumption to double by thirty five also the fact that germany is abandon the nuclear energy it will need to build new power stations
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worth around fifteen a billion euros and russia's energy minister already said that russia is ready to finance that large scale project but at the same time russia my. i'd be in a good position right now but that could change in the future according to the president of the russian gas society. where were you. when you were facing a problem that the production of gas in russia is getting more and more expensive of countries like iran and cannot or are developing cheaper gas so we need serious government support in order to be competitive on the market and we also have to introduce innovative methods of u.s. production and transportation. which is when it comes to the immediate future gas one has already forecast an increase in european gas sales over eight percent next year and of course volumes will increase after the newly launched nordstrom gas pipeline so it's crucial right now for gas row so not only in the bay but also are not as differences with its european partners are over fourteen from the gas form
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here in moscow thank you very much for this indeed and let's have a check on the markets current is trading near a two day low on speculation that europe will struggle to contain its debt crisis providing some support for prices expectations that are afforded by the u.s. energy department you on wednesday may show declining fuel stockpiles in the u.s. is trading at under ninety eight dollars a barrel while branches that around one hundred twelve dollars per barrel. markets in europe are lower if you are a zone that more is once again weighing on investors and all eyes are on rising spanish and italian bond deals but the say is little more than half a percent us financial and technology companies retreat it declines on the day. alliance. and here in moscow the markets are mixed with the point seven percent in the red let's have a look at some of the individual share moves on the missives declined here are led
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by banks with percent in the red in the rolls to make is losing just a notch as you can see look oil is high a point seven percent. that's it from new york today it joined me in last time system and it's time for another business update here on r.t. .
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two thirty pm in moscow here r.t. headlines anti-corporate protesters who have been a victim from new york zuccotti park claim tear gas and pepper spray were used to
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evict them this after the occupy activists vowed to heighten the action this coming thursday marking two months since the movement started tents were taken down earlier at a similar site in oakland california. russia hits out of the arab league for deciding to expel syria and imposing sanctions that sparked mass rallies in the troubled country as the pressure piles on the regime syrian opposition leaders are coming to moscow to secure support for peace at home. and an elected bankers and economists take the reins in greece and italy to tackle their ever rising debt levels the italian premier designate doesn't see his job as a temporary fix and wants to stay in charge until the twenty thirteen election while greece's new leader is focusing on securing the next bailout. the ramifications of what's happened across the arab world this year have been deeply felt internationally russia has long been against military action when talks could in could instead lay a path to peace we hear now from a man whose.


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