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thousands of second amendment activists in the u.s. gather nationwide as america's he's protests against plans to curb gun ownership. the death of a palestinian prisoner in an israeli jail threatens to fuel more anger across the west bank where week long protests against conditions in israeli prisons have already led to violent clashes with police. britain losing its cherished top credit rating for the first time in decades with the downgrade branded a catastrophic government failure. and a shift in britain's fashion world as more designers bucked the trend of using flawless models opting instead of ordinary imperfections of every day people.
in moscow why matter as a good to have you with us here on r.t. our top story in the u.s. thousands of second amendment activists across the country taking part in a so-called day of resistance against president obama's stricter gun control measures calling his plans unconstitutional he's got a cheeky on reports it's not only words they're you ready to use to protect their right to bear arms. part of america now favors 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. and we actually got two that are pretty good at some point but they'll put out the worst out of that of ambushes and i would be really qualified right. against the basis of. a police chief in pennsylvania mark castle restraining private citizens
to become snipers and resist what they call it 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 ironical 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 law passed in washington that would significantly regulate guns we won't enforce federal regulations or federal laws were not required so 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 there will be more bad like she believes in our belt or in the future ok the people who got to do 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 and made by the high court the solution. making to brokers stronger. by guns because i want to strike 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. guns have been sparking debate in the u.s. some places have taken safety precautions to the other extreme though online the story of a ten year old school child suspended from class over a toy gun found in his backpack.
well stayin prisoners died in an israeli jail with one palestinian official calling for an international probe saying the man was killed during questioning incidents likely to further stoke tensions in the west bank which is already seen a week of violent clashes palestinians are protesting prison conditions at administrative detention a controversial military practice a law in authorities to detain people indefinitely earlier fierce clashes broke out during a march in support of several hunger striking prisoners israeli soldiers used tear gas and rubber bullets on demonstrators world stones and burning tires to tear it in conditions for detainees who put out a hunger strike for more than two hundred days now led to widespread calls for their release while the un chief has urged israel to act policy analyst jaime mahmoud says the current international pressure on the government isn't enough. median solution that comes up to everybody's mind right now is just an immediate release of palestinian prisoners you don't have to go through
a humiliating and process in order to get a fair trial if there was anything let alone most of the prisoners were actually released and. deal last year and they were. kidnapped one. again so the whole thing is unfair. how lost in the end prisoners on the other hand i really wish as every other palestinian which is not just more involvement the international community human rights organization international organization just put more pressure on israel and especially the legal system because it's very unfair to equate that lie a lot and it just is where the palestinian as we are constantly seen as a lower class or people who don't really deserve any of the rights most people enjoy in the world treatment of palestinian prisoners not the only issue is a real low scoring for controversy later this hour report on how the country's allowed a u.s.
company to drill for oil on land internationally considered part of syria plus. in syria itself the main rebel group pulling out of key international meetings aimed at helping end the bloody civil war we'll look at what's next for the peace process there. but turning first to mali where a joint force of french and african troops sustain their heaviest losses yet in the military campaign against islam is rebels thirteen soldiers from chad were also killed in the fighting in the north meanwhile the u.s. has deployed one hundred troops to neighboring the share in order to assess french led forces there with intelligence support the french intervened in their former african colony last month to stop an offensive by islamist rebels now waging a deadly guerrilla war operation is one of france's president a peace prize from the un cultural r. and unesco for is a valuable contribution to stability in mali and social justice activists for those manji says the award could encourage further foreign intervention in africa. but so what is this reward actually encouraging it presumably encouraging others to follow
the example of the french over invading africa occupied territories in africa it's an invasion on behalf of nato and the us and its african troops and is aimed at the economic and political interests of empire to deeply all fronts the problem here is that this is a political crisis in money and can be resolved only by political means by sending in the warriors the troops the planes and the only actually doesn't resolve the problem as we can see it's actually exacerbate it and they've claimed that they have been invited to come into mali and buy a government but it is being an illegitimate government and it's outrageous that the un should sanction such or such a policy i guess that unesco feels that this is what what needs to be rewarded the u.k. has been stripped of its triple a crown and
a huge jolt to the british government ratings agency moody's says there's many years of trouble ahead for the country due to its growing debt the opposition's dubbed the move a catastrophic failure by the british finance chief but he remains adamant that as a stereo plans won't change professor rodney shakespeare though says the strategy is ignoring the plight of the british people. back to the matter is the rating agencies thank you and i was off part of a global elite which thinks it can suck up wealth from the relation and over time not so with whether one off people have jobs whether or not living standards are declining they claim to be good and to have something to observations they did not notice the great classes coming in two thousand and eight and the reason why they didn't use is that they assume that the whole system is lucky goal and only has office once and they can't see this become profoundly profit things
we've got to hand and it's going downhill great is a disease in bed with the global elite and with the existing governments in a gigantic conspiracy against the bulk of the people wait as our max kaiser and stacy herbert present a madcap yet morbid way for europeans to escape their growing economic hardship lessen it. suicide by roller coaster of course is a european who's invented this aesthetic death machine and that looks like the solution to the economic crisis across europe so it's banker assisted suicide so this is different that police assisted suicide or people run out into a hail of bullets hoping to get killed because they have lost all hope here it's banker assisted suicide so you let your bankers perform the glock rollercoaster of financial a poxy toxemia death machine and with the hope that you won't survive because you'd
rather not live in a world where barclays bank runs your government like so many puppets on a string. kaiser report on r t in about fifteen minutes and more news after this break stay with us . 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 welcome to the big picture. could you take three. three. three. three. old free. video for your media. free media. tom. thanks for staying with us thirteen minutes past the hour now syria's main opposition group the syrian national coalition says it's pulling out of a series of international gatherings into resolving the deadly civil conflict there the group of will skip the friends of syria meeting in rome as well as scheduled
talks in russia and the u.s. over what it sees as a lack of international condemnation of the assad regime rebels accused of mass case of multiple civilian killings although in similar accusations of them opposition militia is widely suspected of being behind a devastating bomb blast in damascus thursday thought. of killed more than one hundred syrian pro-reform activist omar were caught off says the western powers though could be losing their influence on the rebels that the opposition may not be interested in talks they are being told now is that they should have a sort of contribute to a political solution rather than they are going to be heavily armed in order to defeat the syrian government and they do not want to have any dialogue with the syrian government because all this strategy is based in a sense on the syrian government falling. they do not have a lot of all quality on the ground he also that he is for the rebels rather than the political elite that are called the national council to see the national
commission so all they are interested in is for the government to form they know that the western society the western countries have invested a lot in them both in money and time and so on in organizing them and they think that they could probably make a stand here with regards to what they see is the policy this is a bit funny because now if he choose to get out of this sort of international friends of syria meeting then the western communities really will have no leverage whatsoever in the syrian crisis while damascus fights a war at home next door israel's given a u.s. company a license for oil exploration in the golan heights that's a land an extreme syria but internationally still considered its territory are his policy or has the details. it's all decided last year to allow for oil and gas exploration in the go allowed gini 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 general and could cabinet minister the company's shareholders reportedly also include rupert murdoch and one of the company's advisers is former u.s. vice president dick cheney geological tastes have indicated the potential for oil and foreign oil discovery in the golan heights which is all captured from syria back in the one thousand nine hundred seventy six day war in one nine hundred eighty israel and mixed the area in a move that is not recognized internationally in the strategic area has seen except extensive israeli settlement construction it is also the science of a major israeli wind turbine project the golan stein's has has been at the heart of previous talks between israeli and syrian leaders damascus is demanding its full
return 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 high level visit 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 for inch movie darling gerard depardieu you know a fully fledged russian citizen he's formally taking up residence in the capital of russia's republic of mordovia telling our to exclusively why there. czars citizen or even tax fugitive tax fugitive head over to our web site artie dot com for more. on his new homeland after he quit france complaining of high
taxes it's. also a click away u.s. scientists developing an inorganic zombie cell not only copying it's a living prototype but even performing it all the details online at our team dot com. in the fashion industry everything revolves around tall and slim ladies intone muscular guys but the people buying the clothes being advertised often don't meet these lofty standards and it seems some designers are starting to figure out that you don't need to look perfect to work out on the catwalk or tease polly boyko has more. very. odd to use a car to model i say character means fat feigning knowledge small i don't think there's anything you haven't got every kind of carrots you to 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 have courage surprises 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 face has got far more work coming 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 sideboard of looking at the normal you know six foot to have a chiseled person all of that looks exactly right you know people's body shapes some places and. we should look at them and 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 they asked me for meeting and then though told me i needed some news to start now i'm five foot ten and the size twelve i would have just been about the bones you know i'm perfectly healthy as it is and they wants me to lose
two stone go to a size eight so i cooled my parents off limits and just in floods of tears saying that taking time to fight to be a model five years on she's not only working as a successful plus size model but is also campaigning to ban underweight models from catwalks and fashion spreads its old purses the fashion designers as princes of big campaigns they're also somebody who looks so small and none of us know more doubts can ever be that bad they made here is a very sort of fantasy 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 zero zero bob design a sample size that skinny model was 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 design is a tapping into the changes and introducing largest size says it's definitely some type
of shake up going on in the industry enough big that you know in the future you're different you see that this becomes more the norm and we probably won't call it a fuzzy anymore it will be just be fashion it's a plus at the end of the day businesses want to make money so if there's a market they way you haven't actually tapped into a new you could do is create. the numbers show business men business women never do that need to see you know who's one of my mother who sees the new mother has done for you my job to come by levi days on calvin klein and these classes so you know of a suit mosier done that so you know he's a model for the mess hall 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. london so to look now at some other stories making global headlines this hour thousands gathered in madrid for the latest show of discontent over austerity cuts
and the handling of spain's economic slump the government's introduced several rounds of energy crisis measures as it struggles to reduce its budget deficit spain's also got one of the highest jobless rates in europe with twenty five percent currently out of work. and arab militias killed more than fifty people in sudan's darfur region according to the residents there i wouldn't say armed men are rushed to the city on jeeps burning houses and shooting people clashes in the region resumed a few months ago when a peace treaty between a government in rebels was violated conflict which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and left more than a million homeless has been going on for more than a decade. iran has announced it's found more uranium deposits and also identified new sites for sixteen nuclear power plants there's a day before a new round of talks set to start between tehran and the west over the country's nuclear program tough international sanctions were imposed over iran's atomic
ambitions with a ban also in place on imports of nuclear material to iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. aligned but off limits iceland could be for a come the first western democracy to introduce web censorship is it aims to outlaw internet porn the government claims the move is necessary to protect children but it's already being challenged by free speech activists loz kaye from the u.k. pirate party says the ban could be used for an all out crackdown on web freedoms we see another area of the world where freedoms of being eroded a sunshiny these proposals a show you have to gamble lack of technical knowledge of the heart of our kind hold our politicians and the real objection to the it's whole proposal that there is no magic switch that we can push that will actually do what's being proposed it's actually using this same kind of technology which is indistinguishable from only
kind of filtering so by the systems used in news around the world now there's clinton highly bar for installing it but once you do you it can be used for any purpose we often hear governments creasing internet freedom abroad so for example in the context of the arab spring but i'm owner of home. or use in studies showing that three d. printers could recreate parts of the human body by using injectable gel made of living cells it's a discovery that certainly captures the imagination could the technology of and surely be used to clone people what about bringing them back from the dead parties laurie our friends hit the streets of new york to figure out who people in the big apple would like to resurrect.
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. their elmo yeah 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 yaf the classic president right if that were everybody says no no and said that yes i mean lincoln's pretty hot great nel you know people like lincoln bay him walking around his beard would 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. coming up in the kaiser report max and stacey give their unique spin on how to solve europe's economic woes that's coming your way after a short break stick with us here on r.t. .
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