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three days four judges three arrangement three. three stooges free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects and free media. dot com. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. do we speak your language. or music programs and documentaries in spanish matters to you breaking news a little tonnage of angola's kidneys stories. so you hear.
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the spanish find out more visit i to our. culture is that so much i was about to fail and i let you know when we're going to give it real and be right with will separate the money more and more europeans are rethinking the pillars of the modern nation state there is wide agreement that the sovereignty of states must. lead. and live from moscow this is r.t. welcome back to the british government is failing to get people back into work recent figures show the unemployed are more likely to find work on their own and
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then if they are enrolled on the government's flagship employment program critics also say it stifles any individual young job seekers may have our first but one of the many frustrated job hunters. some months now twenty five year old jay paxton's been keeping a video diary about his experiences on the government's work programme. to work programs the government's flagship scheme that pays private sector organizations to place people in work and they called it a revolution in welfare but the first figures released since its launch revealed a resoundingly failure something that hasn't surprised slightest. they've left a to go and keep his appointment now it seems pretty tightly regiment's and we've watched people running in all morning to keep that appointment been coming to this . once a fortnight for the past six months that he's been on the government's work programme
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in the time he hasn't found a single job unfortunately that's not uncommon the latest figures released by the department of work and pensions say the job is just one of hundreds of thousands of people signed up to that work program he found absolutely nothing. in fact between jean two thousand and eleven and july this year of all the people he was signed up to the work program and the three point four percent found work fall below the target to five point five percent which is the number of people he find work without any sort of programme it means that people like typically less likely to find a job than if their own new work program whatsoever can you talk as he is to the last six months what has the experience been and on a daily basis with this work program well. i'm starting one of the definition of
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insanity is to do one thing. and expect a different result and after doing the same thing going to the same results for six months i'm starting to free you pretty insane every year and it is maddening the frustration be anguish despair and most of the time in the experience is having serious effects are actually going to the doctors a couple of times because of our sleeping cycle problems i'm sleeping way too much much of the doctors there sounds interesting for more it sounds pretty horrific crime that you feel in this truck which to unfold in the truck to listeners like you've got depression clinical. figures. at the start i was drawn in science i'm going to be the next greatest show the world. i don't want to . do something more constructive things are pretty much where it's gone.
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tells us that the one size fits all formats is the work program it's stifling the individuality of young. people i speak to quite intelligent quite bright some of them have to research. some of the quite well skilled and they hate being told what to do and they like to take appropriate action for themselves and usually quite good at finding work for themselves. it is difficult with the work program what we see now is that in fact when you get the best of the private sector involved when you pay them a lot of money they actually do worse than doing nothing at all we asked the government why the work program was pretty things that poor results and why the figures they really seem designed to mask the cheery extent of the failure they responded saying it's ridiculous to suggest the work programme is not helping people into work despite being faced with their comings it seems the government
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still doesn't want to listen to people like telling the loud and clear i regret to inform you that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful. surf city london russia says drawing up a list of american officials it considers guilty of human rights abuses it is in response to the so-called magnitsky list of banned russians approved by washington lawmakers this week the blacklist was named after the lawyer who died in russian police custody in two thousand and nine us blames moscow for its death but journalist darbar says the spat exposes american hypocrisy. russian foreign minister should respond to such an obvious insult where the united states probably the preeminent violator of human rights at this point in terms of scale magnitude and depth pointing its finger at anyone certainly the person who's having their finger that finger in their face should reply point out you have no standing to
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accuse us of anything and stand up for themselves canada has been voting and acting in concert with the united states for the last few years now if you look at the votes on israel for example you'll find the united states canada and you know like some small rock in the middle of the pacific voting on one side and the rest of the world on the other. china has warned india against pursuing oil exploration in the disputed south china sea this after new delhi threatened to send warships to the resource rich area to protect its interests because you've got a piece going off a explains a conflict between the two nations could see both lose out. as china and india rise economically their military muscles are growing as well both need energy to keep that kind of growth going and that may be putting the two asian giants on a collision course because of the mess that nationalism the indian government
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cannot afford to be seem to be weak in dealing with china obviously a higher power with the government popular over two hundred billion barrels of oil and large amounts of natural gas that's more than the vast majority of the world's energy rich nations have all hidden under the south china sea china claims most of the territory for itself but india has also managed to get access by buying a stake in a vietnamese gas field shortly after hanoi accuse chinese boats of sandwich dodging exploration india warned it's ready to use force to defend its interests hopefully as i said the trip not to lead to a longer term conflict but you know it's it's an inevitable because both of these countries now large ambitions of becoming global actors and players both china and india have been pumping billions of u.s. dollars into their armies and navies holding drills on
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a regular basis and beijing has also announced its police will soon start to board and inspect foreign vessels to have vast oil reserves in the south china sea are just too big of a cash for neither china or india to pass up cause i really want to accomplish between the two economic power houses says it may be a game that neither can win the two asian giants can't afford any weaknesses and that would make it easier for other countries to take a bite of the vast resources the u.s. has long been increasing its economic and military presence in the region this ng is their west strike to take this expansion by both china in terms of the last. four holes that the girl. seeing that the wall is a military clash so if the two eastern powerhouses can't share news leave the carrots maybe we'll go to some other players already prowling on the sidelines eucalypt is going to have our tea and coming up our talks to the man behind
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a documentary called secret city about who he thinks really runs london that's after a short break. we'll do the. science technology innovation called the least i'm elements from around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british style. markets why not come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's concert for
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a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to kaiser report on our. morning news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are the day. six dollars gold.
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on zero as the guys who were going to load the experience before serious witnesses on the color guard. survival gear for service. so. the force of motion molestations the formula. they are all here to make it possible. to chimp on the fly and on our. good are sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
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from. the. today we're joined by dr lisa alter the writer behind the secret city documentary
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which is all about the city of london corporation the governing body of the one square mile that is home to the u.k. financial industry totally sold to thank you very much for joining us today can you tell me what the city of london corporation is and what it does the corporation of london or city of london corporation is the government for the city of london the square mile the financial district which is actually the real city of london the rest of london isn't a city and its role is to basically lobby for the city but the thing is the city's been taken over by financial interests and banks so the corporations actual role has become to lobby nationally regionally internationally for the banks located in the city of london in the financial interests that it bothers the title of the documentary is secret city what so secret about what it does i think in the first instance very very few people in london and certainly elsewhere in the country know
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about the corporation of london heard about the corporation of london they might have heard of the words the city of london but usually in the context of an economic reports that kind of flags it merely is a district within the city of london but it's actually a city and when you've got a city that people don't actually know about it secretive ok the corporation of london itself is in many respects avoids freedom of information for example it's not publicly accountable in any other institution so secrecy is in its very nature what's the formula if the city of london wields too much power and needs to be democratized how should that be done i think the only way it can be done is through strong campaigns that try to tackle the governing structures of the city. london but also tried to lobby parliament but where is parliament reluctant to legislate for the corporation of london because of these constitutional issues
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it can do if it wants but the political wills never been there and so really every m.p. from london whether conservative labor or liberal democrats should be lobbying for change because if the vast wealth held by the corporation of london were integrated to the rest of london it would be a very different city and in the poverty you see he would probably be eradicated with that money gives you know that the city of london corporation would be morally exonerated if they did more to help the poor buyers around them not really the because the corporation of london is kind of ultra stick it gives quite a bit of money to charities it has all sorts of charitable charitable foundations but this is putting band-aids putting plasters on whims it's not doing anything structurally to change the relationship between this state within a state government within london that no one knows about and the surrounding boroughs which are extraordinarily poor but how is it possible to democratize the
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corporation if the financial industry in the u.k. and the government are so closely connected when there's no political will it's impossible to impossible to make that change i mean there's all sorts of things that could possibly be done which is by packing the corporation of london with people elected on a reform ticket a government that has the political will or that can be forced to have the political will through its manifesto for example can can make that legislation then perhaps things could change but it's a deep set problem and i think it's a bigger problem than just the corporation of london it's a problem about the role of capitalism in the world about the role of finance in particular as a force and a power but surely every industry has a lobby the manufacturing industry the tobacco industry isn't it a natural element of a capitalist society now. i mean it is in a sense in the sense that there's a lot be there ok but the problem is we have an effective governments. an effective
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state building built around a single interest so it's the integration of that lobbying function with the political structures with the governance of the city with its effectively a state that's the problem and that's distinct from all of the lobby groups there are there is that say that protecting the city's interests is what's keeping the u.k. out of the euro zone and it's what drives david cameron's hard stance on financial issues is yes without a doubt it we mustn't mistake a relationship of force for what the real relationship is it's not the city of london's could jolene david cameron or even tony blair before him these are people who politically ideologically are in sync with the interests of the city of london but without a doubt british policy in relation to the euro in relation to the european union in relation to things like the financial transaction tax is about the interests of the
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city of london is a particular interest and that interest has damaging effects on other sectors of the british economy no one seems to have been prosecuted in the us or in the u.k. for what led to the global financial crisis back in two thousand and eight or for the interest rate going scandals here in the u.k. why do you think that is because the rich network of association between bankers lawyers judges politicians i mean this is a network of people who do each other favors rub each other's backs and so on and so forth the other reason for that and i think is really crucial in this is something that really people don't know about it's the the kind of propaganda efforts the city of the corporation have put into changing public perceptions of the crisis if you remember in two thousand and seven there was a housing crisis it spilled out became a financial crisis a big financial crisis largely with private debt as well as other aspects of finance economics and public perceptions of that over these few years the recent
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years have changed to turn it into a. problem of public debt a problem of government spending it's not the fall of the bankers and the insurance companies and finances it's the problem that we've been giving too much money to wheelchair users that's what's caused the crisis that didn't come from nowhere that's not a change of mind by analysts the city of london corporation the city of london itself spent nineteen million pounds in two thousand and eleven alone in propaganda in lobbying in trying to change people's minds about the nature of the crisis and this is one of the reasons attentions been taken away from that and it's other people are being punished a senior bank of england official recently said that the occupy movement was both morally and intellectually right in its attack on the international banking system do you think what's happened is going to bring about lost ing changes to the sector i don't think there have been changes i mean there have been some one way but most
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of them have been the other way you know we've heard of reductions in corporation tax they've avoided the tobin taxes financial transaction tax they have now reconsolidate their power i don't think anything has happened in this country to stem the power of the banks in fact quite the opposite they've got away with it they've got away with one of the pick is kind of financial crimes in human history london is now one of the three command centers of the global economy that wouldn't have been possible without the city of london germany's a much more powerful economy than the british economy but they haven't got any pockets of undemocratic nepotistic rule which is untouched by the german government so lord glasman morris glassman you know has long argued for for the rest of london the whole of london to be incorporated the city of london has always resisted expansion to allow the rest of london to be part of it so we are right now and people living in london are actually living in the city of london you call the city
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of an. corporation and undemocratic pocket within london as a whole other any of the borrowers in the u.k. that are this similar type of exception to the general rule you know there's nothing like the corporation of london i don't think anywhere in the world i mean there are some anomalies we know of like the vatican and so on but they're very very distinct and we know about them the whole point of the corporation of london is people don't know about it people don't know what it does they don't know about its role as the financial crisis continues the media is increasingly hungry and searching for people to pin the blame on for the country's woes do you think that villainize in the city of london corporation conveniently fits into that quite fashionable anti banking narrative. i think again it's not really vilifying it saying look there are some really good structures in the corporation of london and some very good ones but they've been subverted and i think when you've got an
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institution that's been taken over by particular interests whether it's finance or football you know if football runs the country that's probably a problem too and i think that if we shy away from asking questions about these institutions if we shy away from trying to shine a light on them then we're doing a disservice not just to ourselves but to the rest of the country and indeed the world i think the whole point of living in a system that's supposed to be democratic is that we're supposed to be able to shine a light anywhere and the more we hear that it's a form of bullying or a form of unfair attention the more we're probably doing the right thing what's their response to the film then like i know that you recently had a screening in the house of commons the response was fantastic and in parliament certainly that was hosted by john mcdonnell and lots of sort of activists and journalists and from from here and abroad turned up and you know they gave us their
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feedback in the session and at a lot of it was wow just because they did i've never known about this stuff you know sort of eminent people professors and doctors who have never heard of the role of delivery companies have never heard of the role of thomas gresham setting up global financial capitalism so i think just exposing that historical fact was very well received but also the eventual consolidation of the power of finance as an explanation for how we got to the current situation today i think to hear a priest explaining how the corporation of london is set up or a religion of consumerism that in some respects can explain elements of the last year's riots it's positioned lots of different discourses lots of different ideas in relation to the sky. and historical explanation and i think people really appreciate that a lot of people are asking what do we do that and why how do we you know how do we change it and i think that's good to have that kind of response so here you go to
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if you want to change yet there are various groups. grew up with the occupy movement actually in a round that there's one organization called reclaim the city that's been trying to strategize at the moment and try to kind of reclaim that portion of london for the rest of london in the country as a whole to to drag it into the democratic system i know there are a number of people looking at running for election again to the city of london corporation and they're going to try to make some changes from the inside but it requires you know the media the press to start paying attention to this not just to have finance stories on the back page shoved the way for business people to read these things are relevant to our lives if you know the sun newspapers got a number of readers who have lost their jobs they need to start thinking about why those people have lost their jobs and how the economy is dominated by finance and
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tells this story to their readers because that change will benefit them. thank you very much thank you. for sure is that so much of it was about me and i think if you're really going to separate money more and more europeans are rethinking the pillars of the modern nation state there is wide agreement that the sovereignty of speech must. soon which brightened. evolves from things to. me screw stunts on t.v.
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don't come. close to the test. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so. you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
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