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from the new center here in moscow this is r.t. top stories now. reviewing the case of the controversial punk band pussy riot says it will deliver its verdict next friday of the protest on the feminist stage in russia's main cathedral. plus a post gadhafi libya prepares for its transition of power to a newly elected assembly continued violence threatens to derail hopes for democracy . and it's getting dangerously tense on the border between egypt and israel this car obama's militants one a new leader struggles to stop violence in the post mubarak country. now next here on our. talks to occupy activist and war veteran scott olsen about whether any
major changes to be made since the outset of the occupy wall street movement are in-depth interview next on r.t. . parties in chicago catching up with the war veteran an occupy wall street activist scott olsen after serving two tours of duty in iraq scott became an icon for the occupy wall street movement when he was severely injured in the head into one consciousness. occupy oakland protests where in two thousand and eleven protesters clashed with police. wabbit wabbit. shot. but you know what you're. right. scott thank you so much for joining us today you're one of dozens of war veterans who have returned their medals to nato generals here and chicago throwing the medals and
into the direction where leaders are meeting what is the reason for this is do you feel betrayed i really do and betrayal is biggest facts are a thing you know we all join for our own reasons in the military for our own reasons you know one thing is that as common as we join something to do good or to help other people to be part of something bigger than ourselves and to defend our country and when we went over to iraq or afghanistan or whatever our service was you saw that that wasn't true and we were deuce destroying people's lives we were doing good work in iraq or afghanistan and that's why i don't want these medals because. they represent something that is not important to me it's meaningless to me and i'm not proud of being part of a system that is has killed hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilians this also
means we're proud of and that's i mean to get a an award for your injuries occupy oakland clashed. the police talking about the fact that veterans really sometimes to get injured after injury why do you think that's the case. there i don't think there are more of us runs getting hurt here but you know there are a lot of veterans getting hurt by the system that is you know in the sense that they come back to a broken system a system that they feel disconnected from and that's why we're having a thousands of veterans a day commit suicide as why we have so many homeless veterans is that system that's . hurting veterans what do you think it is that when billions of dollars are being spent on us more fare as we speak we are seeing a staggering number of homeless and jobless veterans here in the united states because there are. people are making money off these more's their you know getting
money for our government to buy their toys to buy their equipment and to fund these wars and that's how they make their riches and there's always money for war but we never money for schools or nice things here. for kreutz soldiers such as yourself to do the bidding for them abroad are sensually lying to get people to join the military about the reasons behind the wars the us is involved. for military recruiters. they at least mislead people. they may lie to you but they will mislead you not give you the whole story and that's why it's so important if you will join the military to talk to as many veterans as you can find and get so every point of view as you can get tickets if you already know those that are there is a. thing most veterans wouldn't recommend against somebody joining. it's
you know it's it's a life changing thing and you know i would take my joining that bad. because made me who i am i would not recommend anyone else to make this mystic it's going to be easier in september a sense by wall street first kickstarter what status is the movement in now what should we be expecting next big as it should be it could always be bigger and louder. branching off into others strategies to that may not be quite as visible. creating worker owned work or managed businesses that are really going to take the money away from money born into the corporate system and i think that's going to be a real success for the future of some critics of the occupy wall street movement are trying to undermine the substance of what it's all about really by saying that
they're still almost here on this unified strong signal message what do you say to those you know anytime there's a large number of people demanding change and the system feels great and they're going to attack us and anyway in every way. and we do have a message i think everybody who comes here has their own message it's very common we're getting a short on this we're working and we're getting what we really deserve we're working. and we work more than most other countries in the world and our. salaries have now gone off in years our corporations are making billions every day . and. our retirement pensions are being cut our schools are being cut and. the sceptical when people are making billions of dollars one of the things the
occupy wall street movement has to say is accountability for bankers and c.e.o.'s on wall street do you think that's sort of naive in a sense expecting this several. after the economic crisis why still to map this out i don't really know if you are going to get the real change they were looking for just by asking. for his change and our government may know in some small change. banks will always find a way to screw us over there always find ways to maximize their profits and they. maximize their profits without actually doing any work so take that money and save his from somebody else presidential elections in the us are just around the corner and for years after barack obama was elected people critics are now saying that basically there is no difference between the democrats and the republicans that they're both two sides of the same coin are you still expecting any kind of change
to take place after the elections regardless of which one of the parties wins. numbers or clearly i think. most likely we're either going. for a democrat or republican and i think both those are wrong choices they're both working for the same system that they both take money from the same people from the same banks and. you can see in their policies that they are rewarding their donors and. voting for their continuance of policy is not going to change anything at all so considering both democrats and republicans essentially bring the same thing to the table what is the alternative what would be the other option do you think that it's. a good question i mean you know you could vote for third party that may not win i mean you make voting for a third party as a wasted vote but i think voting for a democrat is
a wasted vote i think voting for a republican is a wasted vote you're shooting yourself in the foot if you will vote for either of those on the occupy wall street movement first started the mainstream. i was trying very hard to undermine the protesters they were saying that it's a bunch of dirty hippies sad later trying to say they have no message there was constant criticism and trying to not take the movement seriously almost here on since it started do you think how do you assess the way the mainstream media has been covering what the movement is all about i mean. i guess they've covered it more than i was expecting them to i was in this but they expect too much. and that's why we come over here and we build our own media that we need we build websites that anyone goes on we live stream these events for everybody to know and to find out what they're missing out on but it is a shame that you know your everyday american is not going to see those things your american who you know turns on the six o'clock news broke that if they don't hear
about these things just like they don't hear about the wars that we're most of americans like they don't really know what that we're really at war they are affected by these things. forty acres and nineteen million. and decide it would be a great place to find myself a home and retire. there she was. we call it our new neighbor neighbor nine o seven. we have seventy acres and i can't convince them that they
need to drill somewhere besides two hundred feet from. the needs of our group. we're going to be also means expanding our domestic production of oil and natural gas which are vital fuel for transportation electricity and manufacturing this is one of the problems before we do. you know our flows are not toxic and we get a lot of there's a lot of mis understanding of what exactly in these fluids. time they said you can load here unless you come out here and live in my house for a week. i have no rights. to.
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top stories the. court reviewing the case of the controversial punk band pussy riot says it will deliver its verdict next friday when the protest started the feminist rock a stage in russia's main cathedral. and it's getting dangerously tense on the border between egypt and israel as caro bombs militants one a new leader struggles to stop violence in the post mubarak country. plus. post gadhafi libya prepares for its transition of power to a newly elected assembly continued violence threatens to derail hopes for democracy . i'll be back with more on those stories for in fifteen minutes from now in the meantime kate is next with the sports news.
welcome to the wednesday nights for round up here the top stories. lost for russia lithuania in the men's basketball to reach the olympics of the finals for the first time since the end of the soviet union. while in sync with russia's duet and russia now continues the country's twelve year domination of synchronized swimming with gold at the london olympics. plus golden dive eight years apart off becomes russia's first olympic diving champion since sydney two thousand after victory in the men's three meter springboard. and golden leap rushes event paul hits the heights to become the new olympic champion in the men's high jump. so let's get the latest from london where the russian men's basketball team will play european champions spain in the semifinals of the twenty twelve olympics after an eighty three points to seventy four victory of belief you are here and they
could like you and co in seward russia reached the olympic last four for the first time since the breakup of the soviet union as they held off the eastern european rivals and next up the david black side are spain after the french she blew their longstanding lead by scoring only six points in the final quarter in the other matches argentina are about to face brazil and top seeds the usa will take on australia later. while elsewhere on day twelve russia are guaranteed two silver medals in the women's boxing after severe orgy gave or went through to the final of the women's lightweight event with a six point victory over brazil at the are not our job but in thursday's final she will go up against ireland's four time world champion katie taylor while in the under seventy five kilogram castigate the best that booked her place in the final after edging china's elite here in the. twelve points to ten and the russian will now face the u.s.a.'s placer shields in the battle for gold. and elsewhere on day
twelve world champion sally pearson won gold in the one hundred meter hurdles with a new olympic record of twelve point three five seconds you're straying was just two hundredth of a second ahead of reigning champion dawn harper of the usa the gold was a strenuous first in track and field after games american kelly wells two bronze. and in the meantime three goals on day eleven in synchronized swimming diving and athletics help russia move up to fifteen the overall medal standings in the poll of favorite. anastasio mushin are produced and almost flawless performance to win that u.s. event russia have dominated the jew at arras team event in this sport since sydney two thousand. it was a brilliant showpiece and had a very complicated performance and they did their best if it was clear for both the judges and the crowd they were head and shoulders above their opponents they are one of the best two it's in history and now we all people fingers crossed for the
team competition where we should add another goal to our tally. and in the meantime he has a heart after gold in the men's three meter springboard russia's first winner in this event at the olympics for twelve years it's the heart of the second medal at these games after claiming silver in the men's synchronized diving with yevgeny course that's over. and russia's third goal came in the men's high jump. finished his first outdoor title defending champion andres so north was down in twelve. and as well as those three goals russia also took silver in the men's greco-roman wrestling. finishing as runner up in the ninety six to the grand final. and jane asked earlier mostafa to try and her second bronze at the games in the floor events to follow up her gold only on even bars while russia's like another bronze in the men's weightlifting where. overcame a recent shoulder injury in the one hundred five kilograms event iran's sajad took
silver with combated best cards i mean they called us the abbey winning gold. gold meanwhile following a disappointing bronze in the women's pole vault rushes yelena isinbayeva has reversed her plans to retire and aims to chase a third of it gold in twenty sixth. i think it was god's will that only one dawns here as if you said to me it's not time to retire yet you've made the boardroom again and it's well worth celebrating too but you should now focus on preparing your next olympics then you win your third gold there at our board by elsewhere chris hoy has become great britain's most successful ever olympian after picking up a record six gold medal the thirty six year old cyclist won the men's here an event to break scientist bradley wiggins recently is that record the scot also boasts one silver in his impressive trophy cap and. the relief from the light when you cross the line and here you know i had my share when i threw the bike across the wing
that i wasn't sure about it or not america is recruiting realized that one. is already as hard expressionist. really amazing the experience was but i think i'm sure when i got the podium and there wasn't really it with all the women but. experience that was. russia hoping for some record breaking performances of their own from that winter olympics in sochi in twenty fourteen and among five thousand daily visitors to sochi park in london wrong the i.o.c. president was given an exclusive tour was organizing committee president me to turn a single v.i.p. gas nor did the park's journey to sochi theme which included an innovative virtual trip to the black sea resort along with an interactive forty ski lift to the snowy peaks of present. that in the meantime russia are hoping to bring i'm even more medals from london from there with me jim. rustics you know one gold at the sydney olympics in two thousand and assessed her compatriots chances of repeating that
success. it was a dream come true but the moment itself felt almost on a real when i was standing on the podium receiving my gold medal i just couldn't believe it was really happening to me it took quite a while for the realisation to sink in that i am an olympic champion. of the sport has changed a lot since my time and it has become of more difficult judges now pay attention to many things they didn't before just for example during our routines we often catch the ball without watching it behind our back with our legs before you want to wanted any points for doing things like that but nowadays you do. get us to love with i'm sure russia will claim and limping gold and hopefully even so in london like we did four years ago and i think our goals could even prevail in
the team event i wish them the best of luck. yet clitheroe kanada has a great personality she's the most decorated gymnast of all time but she never let that go to her head she's so humble i want your olympic champion what you've achieved everything in the sport but she said i still have a long way to go i want her to win her second limpid crown because never before has a reason jonah still claim to be at the games. is a true master mind behind russia's domination of the mat which but for her wouldn't have one of them big gold that's for sure because the cooch and the rest of the team just isn't. as the if it's an athlete pete's into his performance whenever i come to russia's training base outside moscow i just can't believe my eyes what
facilities there are just great and venus so energetic a sport means the world to her you know she keeps goats back at home and every now and then she would treat her nice to the milk she is just incredible just the amount of the pianist that and while the twenty twelve summer games are in full swing the whole history of the olympics can be discovered at the heart of london's cultural life at the royal opera house in covent garden i rather thought i'd be on a trip back in time. looking for the entire history of olympic games from sometimes to more air or within just one minute this is the only place where it's possible the one point well olympic museum these pictures paint a thousand words or defects from athletes who completed thousands of years ago the all seeing gaze of the king of gods zeus who discouraged any cheating then would throw in time to find ourselves in the office of peer of the curtain the men who revive their shins olympics and spar the first modern games in eight hundred ninety
six. the olympic joining you richard has been a goal in the hall of fame featuring some of the most outstanding own bands of the more an era with one of those twenty turning up herself to appreciate the unique exhibition. they use a source for term olympics or dakota board who is also the first gymnast to become a global store if this is really a village they did it. believe in this is that us here is so. you can see the history of one hundred years and they're very. good at
that not all the year but it's very good to be a part of this. i mean olga korbut. amazing i remember watching. legend absolute legend and i'm so pleased to be able to see her today it's just wonderful what it really is amazing. what a bit further or to london. and finally to a bit of football this new coach fabio capello's russian national squad have risen two places to eleven in the latest fee for world rankings just one point out of the top ten with denmark just picking them there at the bottom to tenth place while the european champions spain remain top come to be ahead of euro twenty twelve semifinalists germany while england have risen to a best of a third after me prodding you're a guy and a five time world champions brazil us hosts of the next world cup don't have to