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america braces for more than one hundred rallies against gun control activists militias and even sheriff threatening resistance. in the west bank escalates as palestinian demonstrators clashed with israeli police this at a protest in support of those hunger striking in prison. gets the boot from the elite aaa credit club the rating agency behind the downgrade predicting the use of hardship for the u.k. . it's a pleasure to have you with us on this saturday. with your news from around the world
it is a day over resistance across america with more than one hundred rallies to be held across the nation over gun laws but thousands are not coming out in support of weapons control instead they're angry at efforts to regulate americans right to bear arms as nature can reports their resistance may not just stop at simple rallies. part of america now favor some form of gun control especially in the wake of tragic mass shootings. while the other is getting ready to fight against any significant regulations they're preparing for what they call the invasion of feds by arming themselves to the teeth. it we actually got to that are very different from what i know but now that you know we're out of that of course it would have to be really qualified right. against the basement of. a police chief in pennsylvania mark kessler is training private citizens to become
snipers and resist what they call a tyrannical government if need be trust me when i tell you this i mean i will take my uniform off and i will stand with freedom before i stand with the tyrannical folks absolutely not i will not in any way shape or form support anything that goes against the constitution or the second amendment sheriff associations from eleven states said they would ignore any a law passed in washington that would significantly regulate guns we won't enforce federal regulations or federal laws we're not required to there's a separation of powers in and we won't there is a tradition in american thought of states doing what they want despite what the federal government says of course that led to the civil war well now we see a revival of the same kind of philosophy well we don't like what washington says so we're going to do our own thing we have the right to do it well no they don't they're part of this country whether they like it or not and and federal laws will
be enforced. the obama administration says they're not going to take away people's guns they just want to ban certain types of assault rifles which are more appropriate for war then for civilian defense but which have become the weapon of choice used in mass shootings in america the administration also wants to enforce background checks on all gun sales currently forty percent of weapons in the u.s. are sold without any background check but gun rights advocates see it as the first step towards disarming the nation but will be more bad like she believes a belt or in the future of the people got to answer that would happen while people like jim are gearing up for the second coming of hitler supporters of gun control points to staggering statistics the gun murder rate in the us is almost twenty times higher than in the next twenty two richest nations combined that's unimaginable in any other industrial democracy that an argument would be made in favor of owning guns for the purposes of overthrowing
the government made by a high court solution. making to brokers stronger. by guns which are most likely to curio america's split over priorities according to the pew research center currently fifty percent of americans say controlling gun ownership is the more important priority while forty six percent say it is to protect the right of americans to own guns people choose different ways to stand up for liberty as they see it one owner of a pizza shop in virginia beach offers a fifteen percent discount to those who come in with guns all they have to do is show me that they're carrying a weapon. or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and they can get a discount miscellany says eighty percent of his customers have brought guns into the pizza shop since he introduced the deal one even came in with an a k forty seven one question of why is this when people here. talk about protecting their
freedoms with weapons that are designed for war to these people have such little trust in their democratic system to the point when they think of boat is not enough to secure their rights and that they need a stack of deadly weapons at home to do that in washington. and we're coming to you live from moscow here and rebel forces in syria start bombing hezbollah strongholds on the border with lebanon just a bit later this hour here on r t we ask whether this showdown could be a part of a wider campaign to be stabilize the region and change the ultimate balance of power. also the french president will get a peace prize for his military intervention in mali examine the message the u.n. is sending with the nomination that will be in just a few minutes. from now hundreds of palestinian demonstrators have clashed with israeli security forces in a part of the west bank that's already witnessed
a week of protests tires and hold rocks as police fired stun grenades in response injuring dozens of protesters packed this streets in solidarity with thousands of prisoners held by israel four of which are currently staging a hunger strike and one man's deteriorating condition has already drawn some high profile attention from the un chief banki moon expressing concern and a show one from a palestinian human rights organization says it is absolutely time that israel took some action towards a peaceful solution. getting begin big every day of the israeli continue not to speak to you know the legal obligation on though the low and continue with the ignore and ignoring the. prisoners rights accordingly will i think the protesters will continue with. the actions of the high commissioner for human rights. just to be. to
respect their geisha and what we're asking for we are asking for more political pressure and deal of pressure and more actions and not just warts because i think that there are now if you will palestinian prisoners in a very critical situation and did really we have a real concern about their life and israel of the moment is courting controversy elsewhere as well as a u.s. company a mission to search for oil in the occupied golan heights despite the lands being considered a part of syria because those details for you just ahead. also a nordic sex acts islands i suppose me iceland's move to become the first western country to ban internet pornography well it has a freedom of speech activists often are. great britain has been stripped of its prize aaa credit rating with the agency
behind the downgrade saying there's years more trouble ahead for the u.k. economists say that fears of a triple dip recession and continued stagnation all fueled rating agency moody's decision london is currently in the midst of a massive austerity campaign and maintaining its pristine rating is one of the reasons for it now reacting to the downgrade the finance minister says that makes cuts doubly important but professor of economics jack russell most from santa clara university doesn't hold out much hope. this is just the beginning of the continued slowing in the u.k. economy ice-t. and also its implications not just in the u.k. but elsewhere other quantitative easing it may help your banking system but it doesn't really grow the economy results in a long speculative busting so the long run perspective for the u.k. is even more deficits and debt leaving the e.u. is whale trying to protect the banks the london banks which is number one priority
the chairman of course you know in the euro zone there's a shift less austerity more financial transaction taxes more taxing in the bank system and i think. cameron's these are coming and he's going to try to shield the london thanks from all that. it's just one in ten minutes past the hour moscow time this is r t and the u.s. has deployed one hundred troops to need to assist france with its intervention in neighboring mali and president obama says they are there to provide intelligence support this comes off the knees as defense ministry agree to host a u.s. drone base in the area so far america's involvement in mali has been limited to lifting french troops meanwhile the military intervention is under french president a peace prize from the u.n. cultural organization unesco says francois hollande should be rewarded for his valuable contribution to peace and stability in africa social justice activist
often also munches says that giving such a prestigious award to the french leader could ultimately inspire other heads of state to follow his example. so what is this reward actually encouraging it presumably encouraging others to follow the example of the french over invading africa of occupied territories in africa it's an invasion on behalf of nato and the us and its ethical troops and is aimed at the economic and political interests of empire and particularly all fronts the problem here is that this is a political crisis it can be resolved only by political means by sending in the warriors the troops the planes and the bowings actually doesn't resolve and as we can see it's actually exacerbating all that and they've claimed that they have been invited to come into mali by a government that is being an illegitimate government and it's outrageous that the u.n. should do so should such or such
a policy i guess that you nasco feel that this is what what needs to be rewarded. it's good to have you with us here on our. official is a rocket three d. printing is touted as the next big thing what if we could use the technology to bring someone from history back to life. if you can be walking around this beard. this country we're. going to read just a bit later this hour that laura finding out what people in new york. who people in new york would like to see make a comeback do stay with us for that. kind of quirky looks often struggle to get mainstream airtime but there are signs that the view on the street could be heading for the screen as well those details.
are still in the could become the first western nation to outlaw internet pornography the government already confronted by freedom of speech activists claims the move is necessary to protect children but former m i five agent i mean marshawn says this ban could be the first step to a much more internet censorship a very slippery slope to start going down the path of any sort of censorship or whatever reason because of course once in a position where. he can look into being. and then choose to blow whatever they want to him to begin with then of course they have the tools to look into other communications and blogs other things in the future the issue of the poor and the issue of terrorism has always been used to justify any sort of attempt at censorship in a crackdown on the freedom of the internet and this is crucial for the development of the global society as soon as you start allowing certain technologies to be important to the internet to stop uncensored certain nations they will be misused.
president vladimir putin spokesman says it's time to cool the emotions surrounding the death of a three year old russian adoptee in the united states and the boy who was being raised by an american family died in january and legibly at the hands of his adoptive mother she is suspected of being the child and giving him strong psychotropic drugs the incident has caused public outrage here in russia and comes off to a new law which bans american adoptions ofter a string of similar cases moscow says it will demand severe punishment if it's proven the boy was killed. by once his younger brother who was adopted by the same family returned to russia. we can catch up with the background and analysis on that story and. also online for you right now covering up critics you. know health service of spending millions of pounds to. criticizing the system.
and america of what it sees as a lack of international condemnation of the government and the rebels accused of multiple killings with exactly the same accusations coming back out the. opposition militias were behind a bomb blast in the capital on thursday which killed dozens of civilians and rebel fighters are reportedly launched attacks against hezbollah targets on the syrian. activist. believes the syrian conflict is being deliberately pushed right over the border. there it is has been trying to orchestrate in syria is also trying to impact on his blog which is a historical revenge act especially to see much of the resistance movement hizbullah expelled from the israeli occupation in two thousand and also beat them in a battle in july two thousand and six now an open confrontation with hizbollah by means of nato or particularly the white settlers are new state will probably is not the
ideal situation the ideal situation is to get brown skinned people to do it themselves like like they that they developed in the in the lebanese civil civil war so for the west it's an ideal situation doesn't matter how much what capacity the f.s.a. and the other terrorists have gone in syria it's the ideal situation for them to ratchet up tensions against his block and to really not divide and rule but divide and destroy it which is the name of the imperialist game currently and israel could be reaping benefits from the conflict right next door it's awarded the first license for oil drilling in the golan heights to a u.s. based company and the region was seized from syria more than four decades ago and is still by israel even though it is considered syrian territory internationally but as is paula slayer now reports damascus is too exhausted by its internal battle to deal with any israeli expansion. israel has awarded its first ever license to drill for oil in the golan heights to be an american energy company this is
according to sources in the energy sector who say that offer is all decided last year to allow for oil and gas exploration in the golan djimi energy was awarded the license to drill but the new jersey based company still needs further work permits for drilling to commence and this is a process that could still take several years the company is headed by none other than the golan heights residents and a former i.d.f. general and it could cabinet minister the company's shareholders reportedly also include rupert murdoch and one of the company's advisors is former u.s. vice president dick cheney geological tastes have indicated that potential for oil and foreign oil discovery in the golan heights which is all captured from syria back in the one nine hundred sixty seven six day war in one nine hundred eighty israel and mixed the area in a move that is not recognized internationally the strategic area has seen exciting
extensive israeli settlement construction it is also the signs of a major israeli wind turbine a project the golan studies has has been at the heart of previous talks between israeli and syrian leaders damascus is demanding its full return and there is concern that as the syrian revolt threatens the president bashar assad's rule israel is digging in its heels on the golan heights it was also an observation that on the eve of almost every kind of all visits to israel by american officials the israeli government has without fail angered the americans by coming up for example with announcements of settlement expansion in the west bank president obama is due to visit israel at the end of march and no doubt the state department is likely to criticize this permit as they do not recognize the area as being part of israel. ok straight to yemen now to start off we are two world operates. on the global news for us it's where four people are being killed while protesting the favor of
independence during the one year anniversary of the president being elected it's thought forty more were wounded after security forces fired on the crown in the main square of aden the port city of the south large numbers of police were deployed as authorities try to keep separatists apart from another rallying in support of the president. five hundred demonstrators have shown their anger at plans for a massive fiction from a bowl and cultural center that doubles as a squatter they marched into the center of the capital chanting anticapitalist slogans and waving flags and banners around one hundred families currently live in the cultural center that will be auctioned off next week. six underground tanks storing nuclear waste a leaking in washington state and the governor says the report is disturbing but there is no immediate health risk to humans at the site with two hundred aging tanks holding millions of liters of radioactive material is the most contaminated
nuclear area in america. now a quarter of women in the u.k. are now obese that's according to new statistics from the national health service that's a rise of ten percent in the past two decades however if you took your cues from the media you'd be forgiven for thinking that all women were tall and slim and all men toned and muscular there was artie's pulling reports there are signs perhaps the fashion industry is starting to change with the times. that is very very odd he said try to model i say character means being knowledge small i don't think there's anything he hasn't got every part of couse you can think of that's what we supply meets robin he's a successful fashion model he works for london agency i'll be representing over a thousand models aged eighteen to one hundred in the most diverse shapes and sizes it's really important to her character prices in the industry and i think you know
there's enough good looking people around. me why i'm not think you know kind of people with quirky you know expressive prices get far more work than you are fashion and advertising is changing to make room for models who look more like real people do you think now there's a strong the demand for people on your models because people are so bored of looking at the normal you know six foot to have a person all of that looks exactly right you know people's body save some face and so. we should look at them and i'm really embrace them really katie green found out all about the pressures of the fashion industry when she was chosen to be the face of wonderbra and signed to a major modeling agency yes new for me thing and then though so many of it's nice to start now i'm five foot ten and the size twelve i would just been about the bones you know i'm perfectly healthy as it is and they wanted me to lose too so that's a size eight i called my parents off limits and just in floods of tears saying that i confronted that it's been a model five years and she's not only working as
a successful plus size model but it's also campaigning to ban underweight models from catwalks and fashion spreads it's all persons the functions are this person's a big campaigns that also somebody who looks so small and none of us will no doubt have a being made here is a very sort of fun to see related industry it's all based on airbrushing and nothing in these magazines is real the majority of british women now measure in a size. fourteen or above design a sample size that a skinny model wears down the catwalk is a minuscule size zero the difference is huge big brands of beginning to realize that consume is one to see models that they can identify with major fashion designers a tapping into the changes and introducing the largest size says it is definitely some type of shake up going on in the industry enough big that you know in the future you are different you see that this becomes more the norm and we probably won't call it flows any more it will be just be fashion it's
a process at the end of the day businesses want to make money so if there's a market there where you haven't actually tapped into a new you could do is create a bigger size the number of business men business women everywhere when they do that in this model is over you know who's one of my models sees the new models done for you my job campaigns levi days on calvin klein are these classes so you know obviously mosey on down there so you know he's a supermodel for the most halls of u.k. women now officially plus size and individuality suddenly on trend it seems that the fashion industry is finally waking up to reality. artsy london. it might cost an arm and a leg but we now have the technology to actually print three d. objects from shoes to buy to water fish or limbs what if one day that we could resurrect somebody from the past that way would you choose a sportsman
a politician or healthiness one i want to the streets of new york to find out just who the people there would like to see among. who would you three d. print from history this week let's talk about that i mean reported bring so in the life of a character oh yeah like super mario or. there were elmo you had that i got it thirty were my best friends oh someone you know that's a good idea to frederick douglass. want you to king. and malcolm x. do you think that they would appreciate where society is today to be honest with you there would be a little disappointed abraham lincoln you have the classic president right is that
we're everybody says no no and said that yes i mean lincoln's pretty hot great no you know people like lincoln him walking around his beard be good yeah yeah and he'd be like what the hell did you do with this country while i've been dead boy and i guess the purpose of these questions is to see you know how the past would deal with the president yeah definitely what do you how do you think they would deal with that i mean how would mozart deal with music sampling you know reproductions of like that that would be amazing to see what he would do he would probably lay off the auto and you don't know the bottom line is three d. printing technology is developing extremely fast so let's just hope the people in control of it use it for the good of humanity.
just a moment here on our martin and the latest edition of right. if you have a business than you need customers right this is perhaps the simplest law of capitalism but if your business is making juvenile prisons how are you going to attract more customers by bribing judges into condemning innocent children so you'll have all of the captives i mean customers that you need to charge mark c. of a junior from pennsylvania has been sentenced to twenty eight years in prison for illegally accepting money from a juvenile prison developer the pennsylvania supreme court determined that he may have unlawfully convicted up to five thousand youths some of whom were young.
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