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today's news in the week's top stories in our t.v. u.s. lays into israel over plans to build three thousand more satellite homes and weekly after this news u.n. status was upgraded. egypt's divide it is tens of thousands rallied to close appalled and oppose president morsi with a referendum on a controversial new constitution set for two weeks time. and the world's top whistle blower promises more sensational revelations next year we told to cuteness our nation it's something to. be watching at r.t. live from moscow the us is trying to stay israel and the palestinians back to the
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negotiating table but so far to no avail washington has criticized israel to prove or of three thousand more settler homes in disputed territories the move came immediately after the u.n. voted to upgrade palestine to observer state status despite america's opposition parties paul asli and now looks at how the vote affects the situation in the middle east. it might have been a foregone conclusion but that didn't dampen the jubilation on the streets of palestine overwhelming support for upgraded palestinian state has to a nonmember observer state in the un one hundred thirty eight voting in favor nine against forty one abstentions it's an important political and legal victory to hold israel accountable in a practical way on its violations of the national law and its violations the rights of the palestinian people especially the expansion of illegal settlements
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palestinians can now apply to join the international criminal court and other global organizations giving them better bargaining chips in dealing with israel but it came at a price within hours tel aviv announced it was building three thousand more homes in the west bank a sure sign that the situation on the ground won't change overnight does it's not a step forward it's a step aside or even you know a step. back that's really the international community gives hand to this violation the u.s. was also quick to cast a cloud over the palestinian party may be unfortunate and counterproductive resolution at the united nations general assembly that just passed today a grand pronouncements will soon see. and the palestinian people will wake up tomorrow and find that little about their lives has changed but washington's unflinching support for tel aviv has separated from some of its longtime allies in
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the un more and more countries are turning their back on decades of negotiations that have led nowhere what has changed has been the continual failure of the us controlled so-called peace process to lead to any kind of end to occupation and what i think was the catalyst here is that political pressure on other matters and on the palestinian authority from their own population from their own people who were saying you know what we've had twenty one years of failed diplomacy we're not looking for twenty two we want something different and that's something means a real shift in policy first and foremost the consensus on the international stage is that israel needs to stop building settlements deemed illegal by the un certainly be international community are you know is a horse. a provocation which heroes of course. so
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called. it was a little more than a year ago that palestinian president mahmoud abbas came to the un in a bid for statehood since then tel aviv and washington's approach to the middle east conflict has gained them an ever shrinking minority of supporters the irony is that the bid was passed in the watches of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his rightwing foreign minister avigdor lieberman it was last year that lieberman boasted in the united nations that the moral majority of western states was with israel it now turns out he was wrong and whether israel once it will not it's increasingly clear that something needs to give pause here r.t. tel aviv. well the us secretary of state hillary clinton says the palestinians you knew that the un peace negotiations. palestinian government spokeswoman blames israeli territory expansion for the lack of a solution the current israeli government in the political scene right now in
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israel seems to be a lot more interested in investing in the occupation by way of constructing illegal settlements and more bypass roads creating facts on the ground that undermine and eliminate step by step the prospect of having the two state formula actually practicable and. logical for implementation this step scares these were establishment because it confronts its occupation with the peace agenda that the world and adopt the palestinians like all other peoples in the world deserve the freedom the life of freedom dignity and independence that other peoples enjoy and the leadership has a responsibility to see that through how months islamic jihad all palestinian factions support this step and they realize of the agree amongst one another that the priority domestic priority now is for rebuilding and for reinvigorating the democratic institutions of palestine consolidating this reconciliation and moving
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forward as the state of palestine towards steps on the ground that would reverse the israeli occupation and entrenched independence. tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of egypt this week in rival rallies both for and against president morsi and islam is back to draft constitution morsi has set the date for a referendum on the charter fatigue a week's time amid harsh criticism from opponents who claim the draft undermines basic democratic freedoms artie's tom barton brings us this report from cairo. unrest returns to the streets after the revolution that toppled hosni mubarak after the election that brought in mohamed morsi egypt is in turmoil once again these round the clock protests have been going on for over a week now it resembles early two thousand and eleven when hosni mubarak was removed from power but that was nearly two years ago shouldn't the revolution have
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ended by now the mood on top risk where became defiant again after last week's to creep by president morsi meaning his decisions would face new legal challenge we had the revolution to get rid of a tyrant dictator. in in order to do that we have made elections and rid of aleutian and with elections to choose someone to the present us and turned out that this guy is also a tyrant himself however morsi claims his new powers are only temporary he nor any of that the two in the world to. be will tell you it is a temporary thing it is full immersion see it told us the same state same thing six years ago under president obama and we stayed under emergency law for seventy years opponents say egypt's new constitution is too islamist and could set the country on the road to religious dictatorship but some sections of society are keen to show their support for morsi and their scorn for judges who would block the constitution
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and i'm here to support the first the most it from is operation by it before it was opposition from the constitutional court. or most of us more's. since it is the most you. got elected by the people we know that the fight for the history of the rifts in society are undeniable and perhaps more even than author terry unism the fear is that chaos will tear apart any games made by the revolution this is something new in egypt that's why it's it's more sort of coming in a way where you find that people are facing each other in the streets in the ministrations and facing that type of violence from islamic groups egypt's president its government its courts its very constitution are now matters of heated debate one of the few things moved to gyptian do seem to agree on after the long night of mubarak a new day is proving elusive tom bottom r.t.
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. the world's most notorious whistleblower songe is promising a new sensational explosion next year equal to the release of thousands of secret american diplomatic cables two years ago in an exclusive interview with our t.v. wiki leaks you primo also claims the u.s. is becoming a totalitarian state with the help of social media. the problem is that all the time everyone nearly everything they do on the internet is permanently recorded every web search to know what you were thinking one year two days three months ago and you don't know google it remembers the national security agency intercepts requests the u.s. border. national security agency whistleblower who was research head of the national security agency's signals intelligence division describes this as turning terrorism that all the infrastructure has been built for
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absolute totalitarianism it's just a matter of turning the key and actually the case has already been turned a little bit and it's now affecting people. were targeted you were growing strikes organization for a wiki leaks. national security reporters who are having their sources and that's the good is already partly to. the course newsgroup would go all the way. on a more personal note songe dismissed reports his health is deteriorating and you can see more from the world's top whistleblower in the full interview at any time on our website. well coming up shortly ballot box drama in. the position boycotts parliamentary post saying they are unconstitutional claiming the new government lacks political popular they choose to missy. and
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a dark day for the british media lord leveson publishes his damning report and course the press regulation in bringing all the details for sure. a lovely quiet morning a family gently sleeps in district heights maryland when fifty armed f.b.i. agents stormed the house and guns drawn despite the family pleading that they were unarmed the law enforcement agents opened fire on a weaponless teenager my asian huli thankfully sholay suffered minor flesh wounds but the key issue is that it remains unknown as to why the house was stormed so here in america for no reason guys in black uniforms storm someone's house all over and some rounds and left with no justification or explanation yes the family still
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doesn't know why this happened the f.b.i. is remaining silent you know i understand that there are some very bad individuals out there doing some very bad stuff at home but if you don't. he's a really know whose house you're storming or why you're storming it then maybe you should lay off the siege for a while you know what take a few minutes to think it over have a cup of coffee and maybe even do a little google search about the fourth amendment but that's just my opinion. the government no longer represents the. the people who are going to take the term . the way our economic system. is not.
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hello again welcome back the legitimacy of the newly elected kuwaiti parliament is being called into question the shiite minority grabbed the biggest tally of seats but the opposition boycotted the ballot over the ruling monarchy has decision to amend voting rules there's a caffein off as this report. polls are closed doors olds are in but the battle over kuwait's political future has only just begun as expected the new parliament
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is largely consisting of folks who are considered to be closely allied with the ruling power but that is because the opposition didn't front any candidates in a boycott of the vote they've even questioned the outcome before the last ballot was cast voter turnout varied widely from polling place to polling place but with very low numbers at some locations the legitimacy of the results are certainly bound to be questioned now the crisis was sparked after the islamist dominated parliament it was dismissed over a row with the ruling power of the situation was then brought to a boiling point after the emir issued a surprise decree changing the country's complicated voting laws critics allege that it was a move in order to force a more compliant parliament which had sparked massive street battles as well now the political rift is only likely to deepen the question is whether the opposition is now going to take their fight to the streets and whether the monarchy will respond with a heavy hand course what happens here has implications far beyond kuwait's borders
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as an opec member any sort of unrest is bound to affect oil markets the country is also a hub for the pentagon's ground forces with thousands of combat troops stationed here as a military counterweight to iran now the gulf monarchies have been struggling to fend off possible instability from the arab spring with varying degrees of success kuwait is largely seen as the most tolerant of the countries in this region but the worry is of course that the trend could be reversed recent months have seen as fleeting clashes between a position groups and security forces with used tear gas stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse crowds of political gatherings of more than twenty people have been banned and activists are complaining of the clampdown against dissent authorities and did allow thousands of protesters to gather for a peaceful rally on friday but the worry is. but the next few weeks are bound to test the limits of the government's tolerance as well as the self-control displayed by the opposition what happens here in kuwait could very well write the next
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chapter of the arab spring this account for no r.t. kuwait's. britain's coalition government is divided following the leveson report into press standards u.k. newspapers were accused of wreaking havoc on the lives of innocent people with a report calling for a legally regulated which critics fear could come down on press freedom. reports revelations. in phone hacking sparked a wave of public revulsion and kicked off one of the biggest media scandals the u.k. has seen in years at times that threaten to engulf not just streets. but downing street as well as the allegations went all the way to the heart the british government to douse the flames number ten ordered the creation of the leveson inquiry in order to investigate the claims and now two years in the making after
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a chorus line of celebrity witnesses and millions in taxpayers' money the leveson report damning about the press and heavily critical of both the police and the government for what it says was their cozy relationship with the media cameron has been shown with hunt to have been actually batting for the murdoch empire was part of all of this so you know i think you know there used to be a bit more of a focus on the five years of the police to actually do anything about these criminal acts lord leveson his recommendation is behind standards of self-regulation by the press in forced by legislation and that's what critics fear could stifle the already declining newspaper industry and deal a huge blow to the freedom of the press in the u.k. is there any way in which you can be a little bit sensitive or a little bit more. and most people say no with britain now in the midst of a post leveson the hangover is the country's two top politicians who are likely to
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be the most embarrassed david cameron might be suffering from some uncomfortable flashbacks back in october the prime minister promised to support the leveson recommendations as long as they went bonkers cut to last week i have some serious concerns and misgivings on this recommendation they break down into issues of principle practicality and but david cameron's change of heart regarding the inquiries findings would be causing him half the headache that nick clegg might be nursing at the moment the liberal democrat deputy prime minister used to talk about liberal democracy a labor previous cessna's will be remembered as the government who took your freedoms away we want to be remembered as the ones who gave them but not anymore here he is off to leveson published their report i have always said that i would support lord justice leveson reforms providing they are proportionate and workable
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and i will come on to why i believe that is the case as far as the report's corporate core proposal is concerned namely a tougher system of self-regulation supported by new independent checks recognised in law recent polls suggest that over two thirds of britons have little or no faith in the newspaper industry anymore and with revelations about the strong links between the police the politicians and the media it's not only trust in fleet street that. i think. obviously we've been very worried about his press sometimes i think it's always gone on but we should keep an eye on it and be aware of it. with opinions raging for and against new legislation it's turning into a no win situation for those in power by questioning the results of the inquiry dave. cameron looked to his critics like he abandoned the victims of media intrusion for some good press which is what got the government in trouble in the
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first place. r t london. we've got plenty more stories on our website including flying into trouble as washington pushes its drone program over the u.s. a spate of crashes in the mrs has civilian authorities questioning their safety find out more at r.t. dot com plus also online under trish hoax news agencies are left red in the face after publishing a scientifically floor diagram they claimed was proof of iran's nuclear bomb ambitions which critics say could have been produced by any nuclear science student let's. take a look at some other news making the headlines this hour taliban suicide bombers have attacked a u.s. military base in the city of jalalabad in eastern afghanistan afghan intelligence officials say there were as many as seven militants explosions went off outside the gates and a gun battle ensued nato officials say an afghan guard was killed and several
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foreign troops were injured. north korea says it will try to launch a long range rocket later this month the previous attempts failed to move like further strain relations with washington and neighboring south korea u.s. has previously suspended food aid to the state after pyongyang went ahead with a rocket test in april so has meanwhile nearly tripled its own ballistic missile range after a recent deal with the u.s. . and reports say seven people are missing after a tunnel collapsed trapping an unknown number of vehicles local police say they found several bodies in one of the cars in the tunnel the accident on the highway west of tokyo caused the fire with plumes of smoke seen exiting the four kilometer long tunnel the road remains closed while the cause of the incident. he's being investigated. and fourteen she has a message to pammy showing syrian rebels killing ten prisoners as they played for
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their lives we have to warn you of the very graphic content of the images you are back to see one of the gunmen is head referencing the al qaeda linked island express front responsible for several suicide attacks in the country meanwhile internet and phone access in the country has been restored after nation and cations blackout lasting more than two days a mob the opposition widening playing decent government for the information blockade news analyst patrick henningsen says it primarily benefited backing the rebel militias. we have a massive problem again with syria we've had this problem from the beginning which is the skewing of information coming out of the country the syrian observatory for human rights was responsible for a lot of the usual bogus claims that allowed the west to sort of justify the backing of the free syrian army terrorist groups leaders of our western countries particularly nato countries or encouraging the syrian terrorist rebels guerrillas
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whatever you want to call them to really accelerate the bloodbath in that country because in the eyes of washington of london because it was about the quickly they're going to have reaching here in just a report just came out this week with a supplying satellite units to rebels rebel groups terrorist groups essentially in syria so big can communicate while the internet is down to their country there was an image initially sold in the media in places like the washington post a move by the assad government possibly to shut down rebel communications but actually upon further investigation it looks like it's possible that actually the combination of the united states offer troops and the syrian rebels could actually be behind the bringing down the internet and the reason is is because if the blood escalate. country laughing but the west wants is any reports coming out on the internet of actual rebel terrorist atrocities in that country across these that
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we've seen quite a bit of recently. coming up after a short break the first feature length documentary on the occupy movement capturing the passion that spread through america last night. if you're passing through rushes to veer region you really can walk on the wild side thousands of kilometers of unspoilt countryside make up an area where it's still possible to live off the land such spectacular scenery makes it a paradise for fisherman and provides a business opportunity for hunters there are defined hunting seasons in russia but lax enforcement means many animals are killed out of the a lot of times which can leave young animals orphaned and unable to survive the heart of just u.s. forest provides
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a sanctuary for the most famous beast in russia it's home to a group who rescue often bear cubs and raise them when they're old enough to fend for themselves the cubs a target taken to a remote location and released back into the wild but it's not just bears who find a haven here this is will file and here wolf pups have been captured by hunters or bought from zoos have a second chance at life and conservationists have a unique opportunity to observe them these walls are all around four months old and they'll stay in this area for up to three years then most will go back to the wild for good just viewing them from the car was an experience in itself but then after a bit of a bumpy ride came an opportunity i just couldn't pass up. this is what i was hoping for when i heard i was coming to a place called wolf island a chance to get close and personal with the locals and it's these guys are going to act as foster parents for the next generation of wolves who come here using the old
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rules as surrogate parents has already proved a successful technique. every yeah i place infant wolves with one year old wolf cubs his parental instinct is totally shaped and they take them as their own cubs it's going to continue to take time and money to rehabilitate the wolfs reputation in russia but the keepers here hope their research and dedication will mean that wolf island remains a place where visitors can truly understand the cool of the wild.
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my name is dan as i made this movie and there are a few things you should know about me right from the jump i'm not an expert on the economy climate change or foreign policy i'm also not an expert on sustainable farming systems the history of social movements or lego's the occupy movement has experts on all those things and more i'm not really one of them i'm happily married husband the father of truth fantastic children i live on a main street in a small new england town with actual white picket fences i made this movie for you
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me and everyone we know in the hope that we can create a world where human need comes before corporate greed so why does it feel almost un-american to say that i think about it this way just go with me for a second here you know that scene from the oliver stone film wall street when gordon gekko played by michael douglas in a role that would win him an oscar appears at a shareholders meeting of a company or paper to defend his actions and his grotesque worldview and delivers the now famous speech where he says. for lack of a better word is good. right grete works. creaks their eyes and can. see evolution. and believing. in my mind. will not only stay tell time but that other malfunctioning approach of the west.


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