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good if you to join us here. in moscow welcome to the program. rising in britain where prime minister david cameron. program has come under fire for not helping the poor around the world a study. says that billions of taxpayers' money is being used as a tool to promote the good of the coalition government. bill dodd discussed it all with. well let me give you three quite stark examples the first is the example of bush's eight ethiopia which totals three hundred million pounds evidence studies b.b.c. investigation shows that in fact it wasn't used to help people it was used by the
ethiopian government she cement a corrupt hold on power the u.k. government refutes that saying that the money doesn't even go through the government but according to human rights watch they say it does and this investigation showed that in fact supporters of the opposition weren't allowed to receive food or seeds or fertilizer which is what the aid was destined for a second example is in india a three hundred eighty eight million pound project aimed at improving indian schools the government here hailed as a huge success they said more children are going to school as a result of it but the indian government says that around seventy million pounds of it was either stolen or lost much of it was allocated to schools that didn't even exist and that some of it went to by cause for dignitaries officials in india again the u.k. government refutes that and nigeria thirdly one hundred million pound project
improve again the quality of education in nigeria an independent report showed that actually the results of it had been not to improve the quality of education at all and they awarded the project in nigeria their second lowest rating again the government here refutes that same report sources that only visited a handful of schools so it's a pretty damning indictment of what's happening to all this money. vall sum of money how does it exactly help the image or british politicians well of course the conservative party here in this country has an image of sort of stinginess and only wanting to help the rich and it does go a long way towards getting rid of an image like that it shows. not the most sort of make them seem very generous and this information does suggest that the government doesn't really care where the money goes or how it's administered or how effective it is it only cares that it's seen to be giving this city the study is really quite critical isn't it does it suggest the u.k.
should stop helping communities abroad altogether i know it's not suggesting that it's just suggesting that the money is allocated and administered much more efficiently of course this is all happening against a backdrop of austerity at home and many people are saying you know forget forget giving money abroad let's keep it here at home where it's really needed at the moment so here we're seeing we're duction same benefits even for very poor people we're seeing tax hikes we're seeing raids on particularly public sector pensions so a lot of people say keep this money at home don't give it give it a broad and the budget is continually increasing it's now going to be no point seven percent of gross national income and that equates to five hundred pounds a year for every household in a lot of people say you know we could do something here at home with that five hundred pounds. or smith reporting right now in the wake of the palestinians recent
success for you when israel has stepped up measures which threaten the possible formation of a united palestine and as the jewish state continues building barriers and thousands of settler homes in the occupied territories it's not just land is divided but the families as well this report are two answers paula. this is the it was crossing one of five land crossings between israel and gaza getting through here was tough you need the right permission and papers but this crossing does not just separate israel from gaza it also divides families who are trapped on either side of the border. these are the tears of a boy who hasn't seen his father in three years mohammed left gaza in search of a better life for his family but what he found on the other side of the border was loneliness and despair and what he left behind distress and fear yes i miss my father a lot and i want to see him i'm afraid a lot my father must come back here we must go and live with him but he can't come
and we can't go. all they have now to remind him of him are photographs and the occasional phone call. loved me i can't live like this anymore i'm sick i'm having a nervous breakdown this happens when a man is very sad and when he has a lot of pressure on his soul and heart this family is just one of thousands torn apart by israel's separation policy that makes it almost impossible to move between the west bank and gaza it was only after mohamed had moved that he found out his family could not follow because while he and one of his children have west bank identity papers his wife and four other children don't for reasons unknown to them . it was a big surprise for me they told me there is a possibility of changing it so i sent the papers up until now they have the file
but they refused to give permission for them to come i can't give up on my kids but i also want to give them a future. israel says the west bank is a closed military zone and it has the right to prevent people from entering it even those from gaza but palestinians have extensive family ties in both areas and the policy affects just about everyone and there are a number of policies that explicitly say that family separation is not a justification for being allowed to enter the west bank so even if there's no serious security claim against an individual even if there's no question that that mother is separated from her child that's not enough to justify a travel international law protects freedom of movement and israel itself has recognized gaza in the west bank as a single territorial unit but that's not enough to guarantee something people in the rest of the world take for granted a couple from different cities wanting to get married or a father looking for work. but the children miss him so much they hold these
pictures and cry when they speak with him on the phone this is that it's not coming back and he says i can't i want to bring it all to the west bank who want to go and live with him it will be safer for the children and they have a better life. that it's a choice no father should have to make to be separated from his family so he can provide for them or join them and together face a bleak future policy r.t. israel gaza and for the meantime in gaza hundreds of thousands of rallied celebrating the anniversary of the first movement this was the first such event allowed by hamas since two thousand and seven which saw them oust their rival. policymaker hamas celebration in the west bank as the two movements continue their efforts reconciliation the fight for palestinian statehood a political analyst elias as a neary says it's about time that both groups but their differences aside. hamas
will have to look and to to fight the hand they are in fact i would have to look into the hamas in the eye and both sides have to agree on only one thing we don't need more the consolation talks we don't need more the consolation agreements because there were so many agreements signed between the two parties but not one of them has been honored or implemented but hamas cannot take over palestine the concerns of netanyahu are baseless and groundless he's the only israeli leader who has been giving support to hamas and not only to hamas but to every extremist group on the palestinian side simply because he's dumping the palestinian moderates is dumping the leadership of theirs in a bus and dumping the put political negotiations with the with the palestinians and he is carrying on his own agenda of increasing the number of do with settlements in the west bank even though they are illegally they are illegal under international law he carries on his policy that the set up every chance of meeting a two state solution between the palestinians and israelis is the israeli
withdrawal from gaza was based on an agreement with the palestinian authority we have we would have seen a totally different middle east today it's a tempest three saturday afternoon here in moscow this is our team what is a statement of fact for one person could be an insult to somebody else that's a view of political correctness that appears to be taking hold in america where some people say the phenomenon has just gone too far off he's more important i investigates why a nation that prides itself on its freedom of speech has now become just a sensitive. america is a country that pioneers freedom of expression but is the rising tide of political correctness reigning in the right to say what you think white people do. to actually speak their mind it's almost as though you have a sort of a code to call them sometimes you want to call a spade a spade and sometimes you want to call it trouble according to recent news and poll the majority of citizens think the us is overdosing on p.c.
turning the land of the free into a nation of hyper sensitive sissies. were even corn chips can cause mass controversy in this add a priest substitute to do read zero for the eucharist the body of christ where the commercial was created for a possible super bowl broadcast but after an uproar among catholics frito lay apologized and pulled the plug on the satirical spot during a commercial being pulled is a classic example of americans freaking out about something insulting to do with religion i understand why the catholic league might flip out that's their job however be able to laugh at yourself folks. the price of humor can end up costing big maybe captain owen honors intrusted with a nuclear powered aircraft carrier worth half a billion dollars was fired over racy morale boosting videos created years ago
having survived eighty five combat missions owen was shot down by for tuesday style gestures and comments but as for the man who wrote nineteenth century classics not even mark twain is protected from present day p.c. two of tweens books are being republished with the word sleeve replacing the n. word it's about laziness it's not about liberal guilt to not want to do offend or conservatives want to want to sanitize or plain vanilla is history and art it's really about laziness we don't we don't want to trust people to look and examine to look at some. and then go beyond that said what does it mean or those times like what is the author trying to say when film critic roger ebert took to twitter to criticize the censorship he was criticized for simply writing the n word a federal jury will soon decide if a white people can use the n. word at work this as a white t.v. reporter is suing a fox news affiliate in philadelphia after being fired for using the n. word during
a staff meeting white house chief of staff rahm emanuel has apologized he's apologized and of course the r word can also make you a glorified villain as was the case when former chief of staff rahm emanuel privately called a group of liberals retards rahm emanuel and i think he has some indecent and insensitive ways of being sarah pailin as of. e.s.p.n. sensitivity surrounding sex has become a touchy subject announcer ron franklin was fired for allegedly calling a female reporter sweet baby menace a political correctness has neutered the american language creating a super sensitive society incapable of laughing things off i can see employees that left more people biting their tongues for fear that freedom of expression may be more trouble than it's worth more important artsy new york. still to come a bit later in the program here on c.n.n. a split over online. the government i don't
appreciate people hacking us social justice is real thing and so something has to be done. we have the need to do it then we should do it there's the our two year resident of new york right there oh she's talking to people about what they think regarding a notorious group of hackers who were promised to return with a vengeance and twenty. different police waiting to hear evidence that might support claims that nicolas sarkozy accepted fifty million euros from head. to finances presidential election and all of those details are just around the corner . 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 is.
thank you for joining us here on our. french quarter is waiting to hear evidence that former president nicolas sarkozy received fifty million euros in campaign finance from the late libyan leader moammar gadhafi years before helping to topple him and the allegations were made by a lebanese born businessman while on trial in a separate money laundering case christophe chief editor of french weekly l'express says that while the allegations should be taken seriously to date now hard proof has yet been presented. it's true that libya under gadhafi must have generated lots of dirty money with a system in place and poured cash into western countries look at this alleged contribution to sarkozy's campaign thirty million rules for maximum presidential campaign expenditure is twenty two million years fifty million dollars more than
double. this left over most certainly didn't go towards a campaign but instead ended up in someone's pockets the tangible proof is needed and as of now there is only a statement by one man on trial who's trying to blame someone else to shift the attention away from himself which carries a legal weight. and some other global headlines now in brief with the r.t. world update of course it will start with a tsunami alert in place now off the coast of alaska some very strong earthquake struck locals have been advised to move inland or to higher ground alaska tsunami warning center says widespread coastal flooding is likely we will keep you posted on this here at arts. and as well as vice president says that president chavez could be sworn in by the supreme court late date if he's not able to take the oath of office next week but what other news comes amid conflicting reports on chavez's health he has severe respiratory complications following
a lung infection caught during his cancer treatment in cuba venezuela north says that if the president is unable to be present during his inauguration a new election must be announced within thirty days. nato has begun deploying its surface to air missiles and troops on the turkish border with syria the block approved the reinforcements just last month after ankara requested support from its allies nato claims the move is purely defensive but some countries including russia say the deployment will only serve to escalate the conflict and stir tension in the region some also fear a foreign intervention is already in the making. a snowmobile accident in the italian alps has claimed the lives of six russian tourists with two more still in critical condition the group were heading to the hotel when the driver lost control of the vehicle after which it fell one hundred meters down a ski slope speeding and technical problems have been named as the likely causes of
the accident our second it to nobody. in ranks among the list of the world's most powerful people according to a leading american think tank the consultancy firm says no person has consolidated more domestic and regional power and this reporter wants he's got any future. it was the international political think tank you racial group that came up with a list of the world's most powerful individuals with the russian president at the top of that list then they decided no they couldn't leave him there so they put mr nobody at the top of their list so why they would put in a second to mr a lawyer missis nobody you know according to this think tank into the foreign policy magazine that published the list authors explain that they left the top position empty because the modern world has no clear leader they said they also said that they based their choice of names on that list on the individual's ability to single handedly quote bring about change that significantly affect the
lives and fortunes of large numbers of people of the russian president followed by u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke before the influence the organization has on the u.s. economy and by extension on the global economy german chancellor angela merkel for policies that are quote the glue that binds the euro and us president barack obama he ranks the fifth on the list then you have the head of the european central bank the chinese communist party leader and others. now stripped of the seven two to france titles for using steroids cancer survivor lance armstrong is said to be considering publicly admitting his guilt report all about it on our website. also on line for us from the famously of centric russian business minnesota he's been arrested in cambodia for allegedly threatening local sailors with violence he says the timing was simply making too much noise during his new year's celebration so.
did a fine bring down the crime rate in mexico and local authorities destroyed thousands over twenty guns on offline and on. the notorious activist group anonymous has promised to shake up the internet in the new year with more cyber attacks motivated by social and political issues to use america the america excuse me that you're on the state side of the web producer says the hike has finally managed to get some good press in two thousand and twelve . people with this group or who are aligning with this group are doing stuff where . the majority of people at least in our society might actually accept with what they're doing we saw that just last month after the newtown shooting when the westboro baptist church said look we're going to go over to connecticut and we're going to protest the morial services and anonymous pretty much sent out called our visit mediately and they were anonymous from all over the country who actually traveled to newtown and were not just on the internet but they're in real life
trying to stake out members of the westboro baptist church so they can alert other people of where they're going to be how they're planning on protesting what they were going to do to demonstrate a lot of people don't realize that because a lot of people think these are just some nerdy computer half truths that are hiding behind screens in the united states who only care about you know the law if it where but no actually there is you know thousands upon thousands of people spread out over the course entire world who are making sure that people still have open access to information that people are safe that people can can figure out how to get by these hardships when government regimes step in and try to censor the internet or you know like we saw in gaza to kill innocent civilians and. the people of new york they feel about the so-called activists.
the hacking collective anonymous issued a statement warning the world to expect them in two thousand and thirteen is that a good thing this week let's talk about that it is normal course of business that the interfere with they can write their congressman they can vote. i work for the government i don't appreciate people hacking us we've got people's personal information that has to be protected that these people they decided hey i want to take that. that's their information because they've decided to take the law into their own hands this is ok yes definitely keep on going why are they important in the world today well because to bring a certain information to the public. because of the activities social injustice is real thing and so something has to be done if you like if we have the means to do it then we should do it what about the fact that they do it anonymously they don't
show their face or their name do you think that they have to because what they're doing is illegal or do you think they should show their names and faces well i think showing their names and faces would just block them out blacklist them and stamp them out so i think that's the reason why that to be anonymous i think they're meddling kids legally should not be doing what they're doing definitely but so do we just let governments and corporations do whatever they want unchecked no not unchecked but do it legally through the law and follow the guidelines that are set before us for example with the united states were built on the constitution and that's how we have to follow the law through that i'm against anything illegal just because i like to follow rules and i don't want to be a put in jail or i wouldn't want to be put in jail even if it does mean sticking out for other people i think it's a good thing they should continue to do what they're doing what about the people who say that just meddling kids. well i think a lot of people are ignorant to the reason that they're protesting. i think what
they say makes a lot of sense and i think people need to do more research to understand exactly what the true purpose is love them or hate them anonymous has promised to put on a good show for twenty thirteen we'll just have to wait to see if they live up to that promise. all right up next here on our fiscal cliff hangers and spruced up job numbers that's a break in the sort of abby martin that's coming your way just a couple of minutes.
ron paul has rejected the national rifle association safety plan and by safety plan the enery proposes basically turning every school in america into a prison camp so on this one ron paul i'm with you in the wake of the tragic events at sandy hook elementary and every vice president wayne la pierre called on congress to immediately appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school so yeah what is the solution to isolated incidents of extreme violence make every child live their entire school life at gun point before putting armed guards in schools maybe we should take a look at the fact that more than twenty five percent of american kids are on medication and that's just the kids altering their mental state legally mom is working two jobs so she isn't around dad is a wall and the t.v. who's the new parent shows kids nothing but images glorify violence revenge and torture when someone is getting harassed every day at school and maybe getting
harassed at home they feel totally alone and they see no future and no escape from the hell that they're in they are going to take drastic measures to get out of it you know in the fifty's sixty's and seventy's there were still plenty of guns and there were no armed officers in schools but there were no shootings society changed and school violence erupted societies what needs to change to call them things back down but that's just my opinion. you live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous i'm glad i got so many i mean. i know that i'm still the same thing really messed up. in the all over it so personally apologize it's. worse you're going to go lie down sort of a. radio guy in fort lauderdale minestrone. what
a large cloak we're about to give you've never seen anything like this until. the top guys come out in martin this is breaking the sides where some interesting news that broke yesterday that you may have missed her and the former president of france nicolas sarkozy has received over sixty five million dollars in funding from former libyan dictator moammar gadhafi this is all courting to a businessman who has been implicated in some of france's biggest international arms scandals because it is proof that sarkozy received the money during his two thousand and seven presidential campaign as well as during his presidency but it seems like even the outrageous sum of sixty five million dollars still wasn't enough to prevent france from spearheading nato bombing campaign in libya. the ousting of gadhafi in two thousand and eleven i guess money can't buy loyalty not
that it ever should maybe that's the take away from this greed driven failure but enough of that let's break the set. all right so every day i keep asking you guys to write me and let me know you think about the show well yesterday after my segment on paranoia damaging the truth movement i've been getting a lot of hate mail from explain one point that may have gotten lost in what i said i'm not trying to call anyone's beliefs crazy i'm trying to make a smarter and more critical thinkers on a side note i think alex jones and in four wars have done a lot of great crucial work that has woken up a ton of people for years and years however there seems to be a movement of people who immediately seize on every single bad thing that happens including hurricanes mass murders.