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a suicide blast near the interior ministry in russia's dagestan kills one and least ten the latest in the string of terror attacks that have recently hit the volatile north caucuses republic. 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 monopolies protected by the u.s. government. last two deadly suicide bombings in nigeria apparently carried out by islamists in response to france's military actions in neighboring mali fears of a domino effect and violence spreading throughout former french colony. and britain sees a spike in islamophobia incidents in the wake of the harrowing murder of
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a british soldier bring me the debate on whether blaming immigrants and muslims justify. you watching r.t. with me on tree farm life from sky our top story one policeman has been killed and ten injured after a suicide blast rocked the building of the interior ministry in the capital of russia's republic of dagestan it is the latest in a string of attacks in this republic this week on monday twin car bomb killed four and injured at least forty people. side a court building we will have more on this when we get it. in just the last hour or so and as we do you get more details i will bring the party. tens of thousands
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of activists is teaming up for a global day of action against biotech giant monsanto they claim the corporation has established a seed monopoly from the u.s. to asia holding small farmers hostage to their product and forcing those who don't use it out of business the worldwide protest has already kicked off a new strain and new zealand with more rallies expected throughout the day artes and mr chalker 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
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genetic genetically engineered food and agriculture we're definitely expecting to see plenty of occupy wall street activists at the monsanto protests 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 great influence on politicians as well as wealth inequality 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 long while all 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
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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. nick burnaby who is a social media director for march against monsanto claims in some parts of the world the corporate giants tactics are even leading farmers to suicide if you look at what happened in india i mean there's an epidemic of suicides of the farmers because monsanto sold them or coddling a cotton seed that they promised would do a certain thing and then those seeds didn't perform how they were supposed to know and it drove a lot of these indian farmers into sheer poverty and they ended up committing suicide by the hundreds and thousands and even some sort of effect farming
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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.o. but they're going to cross-pollinate it 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 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 a recent report show the us government has been aggressively lobbying for g.m. foods across the world r.t. america correspondent has this report. 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
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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 to 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 for off these countries if you can't get your products in some of them along with lobbying the need to protect biotech exports by stopping trade barriers
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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 now this lobbying started happening around the same time that monsanto admitted to bribing indonesian officials and in attempt to weaken and veyron mental
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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 well do follow a lot of updates on the global day of action on our website at home and stay with us throughout the day for the latest on the protests against. as a wave of anger over the biotech giant global. true mode to live with the barking over government sowing seeds of the rest around the world bridging the future the march against known sun truth. will return to our top story now two people have been killed and eleven injured after a suicide blast rocked the building of the interior ministry in the capital of russia's
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republic of dagestan it is the latest in a string of attacks in the republic this week on monday a twin car bomb killed four and injured at least forty people side a coal building well for more on this development but. we do know what can you tell us about this latest blast well according to the latest information coming from the capital of the republic eleven people were severely injured and two people were killed as a result of this blast now the explosion happened around midday very close to the region's interior affairs ministry and according to the locals to the blast was so powerful that it could be heard in different parts of the city now according to the latest information it was a female suicide bomber and she was driving a car she was stopped by police to check for documents and at that time she didn't need it for a device now korean t.v.
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airways blocked off by police as there are fears that this blast may actually be followed by another one to increase the number of casualties and this tactic is well used by terrorists around the globe and in particular. to terrorists and their terror attacks in iraq currently the blast is just one in a stream of latest terror attacks that hits this region in just five days ago there was another dad lost in which a full people were killed and forty others were severely injured there reachin off the dagestan remains one of the. most volatile areas in russia's north park this is what really reports on terror attacks coming in almost on a regular basis ok thank you that's artie's medina or chairman. more french troops have raided an army base in northern nigeria killing militants who staged to stage twin suicide blasts on thursday that left more than twenty
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people dead the attacks similar tenuously hit a local military base and a french own geranium mine and islamic group from mali claimed responsibility saying the bombings were in retaliation for both france and neiges military involvement in mali let's take a quick look now at how violence has been spreading across the former french colonies in africa this january france started its military intervention in mali to combat islamised who'd taken control of the north of the country then just days later al qaeda linked terrorists took over eight hundred people hostage at a gas plant in our geria demanding an end to france's involvement that attack left dozens of hostages dead the man behind it the north african al-qaeda leader was believed to have been killed but now he has claimed responsibility for thursday's bombings in these latest attacks in niger come almost in retaliation for the french involvement in mali that shows a disturbing trend of islam is not disappearing it's simply relocating from one
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country to another sparking fears they could carry out further attacks to make their point artie's marina and explain. what was behind this slide laugh that killed twenty people in niger and they have described it as an attack against france in revenge for its offensive against islamic militants and neighboring mali one of the two groups claiming responsibility for almost ten is explosions at an army base and a french run your reign in mind in nigeria is the movement for openness angry hard in west africa. last year the al qaida linked group seized control over the northern part 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 at success here in the capital the macro the french military which hoping to have also expressed to us their option is confirming they destroyed all the major bases of
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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 is far from over although the battlefield has really catered for in the recent loss also on the said france would not interfere in niger however the next day french troops took part in operation to free officers with images captured off the track in a further and a half for those that want the french intervention to get chain reaction that will give paris more travel and will bring more violence to the entire region. notion altie from mali. well aussie contributor afshin rattansi says it's wrong to think the french actions in its former african colonies will defeat extremism especially given the natural riches some of those countries can offer. there's no doubt that
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the french intervention will lot of change anything in particular. the idea streams or al qaeda linked groups are just going to go away french special forces left. which usually we knew about because of course the yellowcake uranium. same deals this is where all the world's uranium you know there's a big fight for whatever is happening in these areas there's a scramble for this uranium french company. how strange that its revenues are twenty eleven or about the g.d.p. of the country what to extremism and. still ahead for you top politicians keep raising the stereotype. of europe's financial crisis but as we reported the millions of people in portugal. taken from
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that could result in sliding into poverty. and. along with. this to the classroom we report on that how much more. to the. out of sight but still on our minds from the norm let's try to live smarter smartphones you never know what some people are hiding can't be sure to prove down to the molecular level learn what the doctor ordered is often based on secrets under our skin shine the light on a kid in the world. of. the future.
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welcome back the brutal murder of a british soldier in london the allegedly motivated by radical islam has already. been attacks on muslims extra police were. after dozens of islamophobia incidents
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were reported including vandalism mosques and a number of muslims including children being abused in the street earlier my colleague bill dodd discussed the extent to which muslims and immigrants are being blamed within politics to u.k. . from the right wing british national party. acts of terrorism really conducted by the far right you very generously describe the b.n.p. is a right wing policy idea they're not right wing they're far right they're a fascist party and the acts of violence that they trade against mosques against property the threats against muslims these are rule acts of terrorism these are also acts of violence by non-state actors political means well i've got to learn from and that's something to do with my how to help like others to get around so that i say sure is done by right wing fanatics and i have to come to the person. the person who spoke and he said noting completely they felt the personally
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have an open dialogue with muslim communities that recently i had the bait with muslim communities in books in but the city in london about these very issues. for employees. will be voters will tell you about the. issue of these racist about what are you know proud of on ok just listen to mr dunn now please but you know i wouldn't don't know we don't know we don't. have websites people from. we people from from they. let me really judge their members all of their lies are meeting our website and some other lunatics who are so agree with your demented view of the world however that does not mean that you know what is there what is their mission actually was he is the u.s. or are you looking ahead if you just look just forget it all you know just off the
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shore to 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 by intelligence agencies by the police by mental health authorities by schools by the muslim community these are the kind of sensible i don't mean that you take to prevent violence and what about the maintenance as well because a lot of fives you. misunderstand that 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 the has been a lack of surveillance of many people who say we need to step up that now super so-called 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 as you just make something very clear. where we don't really know what is how does it let me say this i mean
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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 mean you're on an intelligence list and not be tracked at all times i'm afraid that these things do sometimes happen terrible as they get mr critical or they have over my five they hid all of my five talking in the council called say that refraining to do love thousand and five the security services in the united kingdom not of a mom or neither. every single song they suspect of being born you know not the reason. they gave obama a five talking no if you a few carry on. bathing out of countries killing muslims in a duck funny stuff on cd up on a body would. you don't you wouldn't have. enough security services
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to come to the unger of these people. and find more on this story on our website also there we've got the story of one u.s. teenager he's facing twenty years in jail for facebook posts threatening the government and promising to kill people but some say the authorities are overreacting plus vitally floored it may only take a matter of hours in a three d. printed to create a deadly and undetectible weapon but it's not quite ready to be fired safely. lisbon is 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 as 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 as artie's peter
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oliver reports. europe's politicians insist that all story is essential but what effect does that austerity have upon the everyday people to whom it's a click to deposit. i went to meet a family just outside of lisbon who are feeling the pressure of portugal's financial failings. we use to take certain things for granted hard water lights now have to watch everything we use families in financial straits like this one of becoming a common occurrence is the gap between the middle class and the breadline narrows in one of europe's purchased countries. very my husband lost his job now will live and see the names and whatever work he can get as a day laborer those savings are running out with two daughters and one grandson the
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effects of portugal's financial plight is being felt through generations of this family and it's leaving its mark i'm twenty years old people my age should be planning for the future but there is no work the way things are now 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 of those needing help push this cause he was as we have children asking out to school because parents can't afford to feed them properly how can they learn if they're focused on hunger children from bad parents just parents that conned. and there's another worrying trend appearing bill said bernie rush them all too often we see the same thing there how many lose their income they're too proud to ask for help the bells start piling up the
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mortgage to food the poor you know it's the family on the street but future is that with the children the problem for portugal is that it has debts around one hundred eighty billion euro one hundred twenty percent of an annual 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 off its bills. however what's of more concern is that the country could see another generation. 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 see anything for him here peter all of our team portugal. a quick look at other world news now riots by youths in stark oh man its suburbs have continued for a sixth night in a row youngsters have been setting cars ablaze and damaging local homes and
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businesses are rising began in mainly poor immigrant areas after a sixty nine year old man was fatally shot by police in the north of the capital. clashes have broken out in bahrain between police and shiite muslims furious over a raid on a home of a top cleric last week thousands more have supported mass protests protests in the politicians village the opposition believes the house we resorted as part of increased political pressure by the sunni led government and education is the key to success as the saying goes but grabbing some knowledge for palestinian children in the west bank is proving to be quite a challenge artie's porous layer explains. each morning the steep hills of this inhospitable corner of the day does it come alive with children scrambling down rocky slopes to get to class before the bell rings. some children walk seven kilometers each way they are very keen what you learn and. it takes
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a certain kind of dedication to be a student at the school peoples overcome extreme obstacles just to get here. and in the winter when it brings a lot of children for their arrive at school with clothes in the summer the snakes are the main problem not a model of the mobility 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 son 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 or thirty's say they are here illegally. we always live with the feeling that they are going to kick us out
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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 built in line with strict israeli orders that even though the belew mud and straw wars cannot be bulldozed neither can they be expanded but for the children and their literate parents it's worth the effort these people realize the importance of education. that it's that kids. look at the trying to learn and they realize this importance because they you know are very. cannot for it's. for the one hundred fifty students it's a few hours with spite from the harsh reality awaiting them outside these gates the chance for a future which the parents never had driving them to make sure they get to class whichever way they can put a c. on t y d in the waistband. analogy update is coming up next here
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on out. paranoia and zero tolerance policies strike yet again the latest in a string of children being punished for making gun noises or playing with toy guns involves the son of a u.s. marine who had the audacity as a child to use his imagination and p. pretended his pencil was our gun banger children imitate what they see in every t.v. channel and in many video games kids are going to see a lot of guns in fact the boy at that moment was admirably pretending to be just like his father a us marine you know guns kind of come with that job description rather than
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complain you all again about the obvious idiocy of zero tolerance policies against children playing let me give one suggestion to actually help fix the problem there are so many teachers and school administrators across america that i bet many of you know one of them try talking them while at the madness of zero tolerance a lot of people do things just because they were told to or they never thought about it before so please dear friends try to get teachers you know to actually think about it i can complain on t.v. all day long but one conversation from a friend or relative really could change many people's minds maybe but that's just my opinion. thank. you.


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