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tens of thousands across the world unite against one of the largest and most powerful agricultural giants which is pushing small farmers to the brink with accusations its monopolies protected by the u.s. government. two deadly suicide bombings in niger apparently carried out by islamists in response to france's military actions in neighboring mali from phase of the domino effect and violence spreading throughout former french colony. and britons see a spike in islamophobia incidents in the wake of the firing of a british soldier bringing the debate on whether blaming immigrants and was lim's is justified.
i welcome good to have you company watching our take coming from moscow. now tens of thousands of activists are teaming up for a global day of action against biotech giant monsanto they claim the corporation has established a seed monopoly keeping small farmers hostage to their product all of this under the protection of the u.s. government the firm has also come under increased scrutiny for the alleged health and environmental risks of its seeds and to see reports. march against month santo is a global grassroots movement which is going to organize these worldwide protests taking place throughout the weekend all over the world we're talking about they're saying that this is going to span over six continents in up to fifty countries with
four hundred global marches with as many as two hundred thousand participants in the united states alone all of these people planning to flood out onto the streets throughout the world to speak out against this biotech giant accused of producing genetic genetically engineered food and agriculture we're definitely expecting to see plenty of occupy wall street activists at the monsanto protest throughout the weekend because many of the issues that are going to be addressed are certainly similar we're still talking about the ninety nine percent versus the one percent we're talking about corporations having a great influence on politicians as well as well for the quality that continues to remain in countries throughout the world in the united states but also when it comes to the situation with monsanto all of these issues continue to apply so low while of the occupy wall street movement was certainly a more general outrage at the way the system runs this particular march and these events that are taking place throughout the weekend are directed at
a specific corporation having a very controversial reputation they're known to harass farmers throughout the world to sue farmers for example in the united states and canada for tens of thousands of dollars you know affecting businesses and farmers in places like india really wiping off any legislation that ever comes up that would affect monsanto's business and just getting in the way of people speaking out against what they see as wrong so certainly whereas the march against monsanto is against a specific corporation that continues to do these things that hundreds of thousands of people don't necessarily agree with the occupy wall street movement is certainly expected to be part of this. on that burnaby who is a social media director from march against monsanto claims in some parts of the world the corporate giants tactics that even leading fanis to suicide if you look at what happened in india i mean there's an epidemic of suicides of the farmers
because monsanto some of them are caught in a cotton seed that they promised would do a certain thing and then those seeds didn't perform how they were supposed to and it drove a lot of these indian farmers into sheer poverty and they ended up committing suicide by the hundreds and thousands even plus some sort of effect farming communities everywhere i mean in the united states they're known for suing small farmers there's a lot of small farmers at the putting out of business because they have genetic migration into into crops that weren't supposed to be g m r but they're getting cross pollinated and then monsanto comes in they use their government cronies to go in and shut down small farmers because. their genetics from their seeds that they've patented have have slowly crept into the into the genetics of non g.m.o. seeds as well amid accusations the monsanto corporation enjoys protection from the authorities that recent reports show the us government has been aggressively lobbying for g.m. foods all across the world american correspondent magnay reports. for
years now americans have been concerned about the food in their refrigerators and more importantly the ingredients in those foods the debate over genetically modified crops isn't only playing out in the fields it's being harvested in the courtrooms as well as within the walls of capitol hill and it turns out the u.s. government might have a bigger stake in the biotech industry than anyone could have imagined a report released by the food and water watch group shows that the u.s. state department played a major role in promoting g.m. foods and crops around the world the report examined diplomatic cables from two thousand and five to two thousand and nine revise the first comprehensive analysis of u.s. foreign policy when it comes to the biotech industry now here are the four stated goals that food and water watch discovered in these cables the first one is to promote biotech interests abroad they try to facilitate trade and encourage
cultivation of g.m. crops second up lobby foreign governments to weaken biotech rules you can't after all profit off these countries if you can't get your products ince of them along with lobbying the need to protect biotech exports by stopping trade barriers like tariffs all this to promote and protect an estimated twenty five billion dollar industry and biotech crop exports and in particular one property monsanto which was the biggest biotech seed company in two thousand and eleven and finally reach out to new markets by pressuring the developing countries to adopt a biotech crops the main argument here is that these crops are stronger and can end food insecurity around the world with a growing global population the state department also lobbied against the labeling of these crops and genetically modified foods they don't want any type of labels on them countries from egypt to hungary argentina to mozambique were targeted in these
efforts and many of them were very receptive some of them. actually change their regulations as a result you know this lobbying started happening around the same time that monsanto admitted to bribing indonesian officials and in attempt to weaken and veyron mental oversight of g.e. crops now in the wake of these cable releases it appears that monsanto and other biotech firms don't need to bribe country officials anymore they have the government to do that using taxpayer money nonetheless it is the latest chapter in a dispute over your dinner plate in washington meghan lopez r t. stay with us to live on the protest against a wave of anger over the biotech giant sweeps across the. g.m.o. foods with the backing of the government sowing seeds of all around the world breaking the story. the march against the sun drove. on r.t.
french troops have raided an army base in northern nigeria killing militants who staged twin suicide blasts on thursday that left more than twenty people dead the attacks and retain slee hit a nigerian military base and a french owned uranium mine and islamist group from mali claimed responsibility saying the bombings were in retaliation for both france and niger is military involvement in mali well let's take a quick look now at how the violence has been spreading across a former french colonies in africa this january al-qaeda linked terrorists took over eight hundred people hostage the gas plant in algeria the attack left at least thirty eight foreign hostages killed the man behind that hostage taking north african al qaeda leader mokhtar belmokhtar who were still to have been killed claimed responsibility for thursday's bombings in nigeria also in january france intervened militarily in mali to combat islamic who taking control of the north of
the country now these latest attacks in niger come in retaliation for that french involvement but there are growing fears a cycle of violence has been created where other french colonies could be a target for terrorists are. reports. those behind the two side lost the two over twenty people in niger on thursday have described it as an attack against braun's in revenge for its offensive against islamic militants in neighboring mali one of the two groups claiming responsibility for almost simultaneous explosions at an army base and a french run your reign in mind in nigeria is the movement and your heart in west africa last year the college and the group seized control over the northern parts of mali and brutally ruled the area for months people being driven out of mali by french troops runs as president then failed the operation sas here in the capital the macros the french military we've spoken to have also expressed to us that
option is confirming they destroyed all the major bases of the militants in mali north but this recent attack in niger it's clear that the rats remain serious and it shows that the militants are not defeated and the fight against them a spot from over although the battlefield has relocated following the recent loss also on the sets france would not interfere in the niger however the next day french troops could cause an operation to free officers that image and captured off the attack in a further and a half for those that want the french intervention because we get the chain reaction that will give paris more travel and will bring more violence to the entire region. notion our team from mali. watching our team still ahead few portugal is bracing itself for a fresh round of budget and job cuts later this hour we take a look at high frustration and the lack of prospects are becoming the order of the day for millions of portuguese people and the knowledge makes augustinian
youngsters overcome almost every obstacle though sometimes with the help of some four legged friends report on that much more. the brutal machete of a british soldier in london and that judy allegedly motivated by radical islam has already sparked in attacks on muslims extra police were sent to the muslim areas after dozens of islamophobia incidents were reported including vandalism mosques and a number of muslims including children being abused in the street my colleague bill dodd discussed the extent to which muslims and immigrants are being blamed with in dunned editor of politics dot co dot u.k. and callers to the yeah from the right wing british national party is acts of terrorism really conducted by the far right you very generously describe the b.m.p.
is a right wing party they're not right wing they're far right they're a fascist party and the acts of violence that they perpetrate against mosques against property the threats against muslims these are also acts of terrorism these are also acts of violence by non-state actors political means well i've got to learn from and i've got to do something to do with my help like i'll figure out exactly the way sure is done by right wing fanatics and i have to. also know the person. the other person who is talking to the signori completely defunct. personally how about an open dialogue with muslim communities that recently i had the bait with muslim communities in books for him but that was in a long book about these very issues of really. important. thing about the. jewish authorities the racist. ok just listen to mr
dunn now please we know you don't know we don't know we don't. people from. people from from the. let me really judge the members all its allies only they know when we have sound some other lunatics who also agree with your demented view of the world however that does not mean that you know what is there what is that the mission of the well as he is. that if you just talk just for it is that it does not just toss you short of the british people died there a poll by what's happened they would stroll response from government they don't want a reaction that could be tempered by fears of political incorrectness what should be done there's going to be some strong reaction surely political correctness really has no connection to where the you have a viable response to a terrorist incident stopping terrorism is about having joined up services for intelligence agencies by the police by mental health authorities by schools by the
muslim community these are the kind of sensible out moves that you take to prevent violence and what about the maintenance as well because i know of five. missions which ended it is something to do with an intrinsic nature of islam ok mr did mention the fact that you can't have the manpower to track all these people down but surely there has been a lack of surveillance of many people who say we need to step up that now so it was so cold snooping on people because clearly they were on the five radar but they got through i mean is that do you think that people be able to make something very clear. where we don't really know what is how does it let me say this i mean there's a lot of people talking without any access to the information required to make a coherent judgment we know yes that they're one of my party let me think it was a free country and they're even say it isn't all that might make your own intelligence list and not be tracked at all times i'm afraid that these things do sometimes happen terrible as they are that mr they have over my five they have all of my five toking in the council called ones so. two thousand and five
the security services in the united kingdom not of our. single song suspect who to be born in a market of his buddies over my five talking now few a few. other countries. mostly in iraq city are unable to. you know how you were going to have. enough security services to counter the unger of these people we have plenty more stories online including a boston area wraparound sees a teenager jailed after posting his lyrics on facebook he could face up to twenty years in prison if convicted his violent anti government songs plus fatally flawed
it may only take a matter of hours and a three d. printer to create a deadly and undetectable weapon but tests show it's not quite ready to be fired safely visit our web site at r.t. dot com for more on these stories plus much much more. likely to request a third revision to its deficit targets agreed with e.u. and i.m.f. creditors as part of its seventy eight billion euro international bailout that says the country's financial crisis continues to gain momentum but while budget cuts will have little effect on the rich further belt tightening by working class portuguese people is leaving them desperate for their future peter oliver has this report. europe's politicians insist that all star is essential but what effect does that austerity have upon the everyday people to
whom it's inflicted upon. i went to meet a family just outside of lisbon who are feeling the pressure of portugal's financial failings and. we used to take certain things for granted hard water lights now have to watch everything we use families in financial straits like this want to becoming a common occurrence is the gap between the middle class and the breadline narrows in one of europe's purchased countries. my husband lost his job now will live on see that and whatever work he can get as a day laborer those savings are running out with two daughters and one grandson the effects of portugal's financial plight is being felt through generations of this family and it's leaving its mark. since i'm twenty years old people my age should be planning for the future but there is no work the way things are remembered i
have no prospects no hope. this family a lucky there are many in portugal and a far worse situation as the country's debt grows and the unemployment levels rise charity organizations are seeing an increase those needing help push this cost seems as we have children were passing out because parents can't afford to feed them properly not given learning of their focused on hunger is down to children from bad parents just parents that can't feel uneasy and there's another worrying trend appearing to send bernie all too often we see the same thing their family lose their income they're too proud to ask for help the bells start piling up of the mortgage to food for you now it's the family on the street the future is that over the children the problem for portugal is that it has debts around one hundred eighty billion euro one hundred twenty percent of the new production couple that
with twenty percent unemployment and it leads to a very difficult situation for its people the country needs money but it doesn't have the economic output to pay its bills. however what's of more concern is that the country could see another generation grow up under the shadow of national debt see. my son how poor do we go is that he can get a job somewhere abroad i can't see anything for him here peter all of our team. europeans continue to struggle with poverty some still manage to cream the profits later today max keiser and stacy herbert expose those they suspect of sucking up public wealth. it's a game of monopoly and as players go bankrupt the amount of money that you get free when you pass go is increasing so instead of just getting two hundred dollars
you're getting two hundred billion dollars if you're the city of london but all the while people are going bankrupt on the side because they can't afford the rent or the rent a rent seeking that's going on within monopoly you have a bad economy it but lists. kleptocracy as tz and you don't have any real underlying growth all those pieces on the board for social services social security health care those types of things are all going out of business except for one notable exception the prison. guards reported little later on to other world news in brief riots by youths in stockholm and its suburbs have continued for six nights in a row police say they've managed to bring down the level of protests but the violence has spread the swedish capital youngsters have been setting cars ablaze
and damaging local homes and businesses the rioting began in mainly poor immigrant areas after a sixty nine year old man was fatally shot by police in the north of the capital. a gun fight lasting for hours in the center of the afghan capital his claim to lying to a heavily armed taliban group backed by a suicide bomber tried to make their way into an international compound in kabul police held off the attackers who were shooting back machine guns and grenade launchers it's another stress test for the afghan forces before they're handed complete security control by the u.s. in two thousand and fourteen. and in guinea the opposition has claimed four people were killed during a rally in the country's capital officials deny that claim saying the deaths were accidental or the result of groups between the demonstrators themselves. the rally was called by the opposition over delayed parliamentary elections which many hope will restore civilian rule these latest casualties bring the number of protesters killed to twenty two since arrest began in march. clashes have broken out in
bahrain between police and shiite muslims furious over a raid on the home of a top cleric last week more have supported mass protests in the politicians village the opposition believes the house where it was ordered as part of an increased political pressure led by a sunni led government. so education is the key to success as the saying goes but grabbing some knowledge for palestinian children and where in the west bank means sometimes having to risk their lives one group has to traverse rocky mountains every day just to get to the classroom and some do it by extraordinary means as artie's poorest reports each morning the steep hills of this inhospitable corner of the dane desert come alive with children scrambling down the slopes to get to class before the bell rings. some children walk seven kilometers each way the very king
what you learn you know it takes a certain kind of dedication to be a student at the school peoples of the coming stream obstacles just to get here. in the winter when it rains a lot of children full arrive at school with clothes in the summer the snakes are the main problem. then there are others like judge brinn coercion who come by donkey he wakes up at four each morning so he has enough time to ride the two hours it takes to get to class sometimes i fall from the donkey and i get injured one time i cross the street and my friend who was in another donkey got hit by a car but god saved him and he did not die riding on this is not secure especially in harsh weather conditions and up a rocky mountain passes the chances of falling are pretty high it would be a lot easier if the community could build a road to the school but they're not allowed to israeli authorities say they are here illegally. we always live with the feeling that they are going to kick us out
from the camps and we're afraid for our children's future that. we just want to live our ordinary lives without fear that we have no electricity or water we have no roads. luckily the school is borderline with strict israeli orders but even though the belew mud and straw wars cannot be bulldozed neither can they be expanded but for the children and the literate parents it's worth the effort these people realize the importance of education. thriving to feed their kids or maybe look at the trying to learn. and they realize this importance because they you know are very not the not for the better it's for the one hundred thirty students it's a few hours for spite from the harsh reality awaiting them outside these gates the chance for a future which their parents never had driving them to make sure they get to class whichever way they can pull asli r t y d abu hindi in the west bank.
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money with a business of russian business people of which the annual st petersburg international economic forum on the rise of business elites investors and government leaders russia's economy the russian economy going and does the government have the right tools in the tool box to jumpstart the economy. to discuss this i'm joined by my guest. is the chief economist at deutsche bank russia and. he is the c.e.o. of russia and c.i.s. all right. if i could start out with a very broad question here. mr putin has his annual event in st petersburg he's quite proud of it the russian business community is to what a lot of foreign investors and business people even opinion makers what kind of economy does mr putin want to show them i think this is an economy that is showing growth i think a lot of investors are looking for growth as one of the key factors in their
investment decisions and in the beginning of this year. growth. was slow it was significantly smaller than what the government wants to see the government wants to see five percent at least in terms of the average growth rates per annum so i think it will be important. government that the president deliver a message deliver a vision. vision and a message to the cabin intensity sure there were various signals there were various messages what is important is also a message to investors in terms of the road map of the key steps that are going going to be undertaken to address the key vulnerabilities that we currently see on the growth front and the cue ball in ability is investment right now consumption is doing relatively well but the weaknesses investment so this is going to be the key issue i think martin what do you think what kind of a con.