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there are global projects against a year as jam through john and accused of dominating the world food market so much that consumers health is at risk and paul was a take along. a suicide bomber targets police in the capital of russia's republic of dagestan injuring fifteen people is the latest in a string of deadly terror strikes in the region. and amidst news laid siege to french own during a mine in me in retaliation for france's middle truthful reason north africa so now worried the mahdi intervention is finding extremism across the continent.
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international news and comments live from moscow this is aussie with me. and a very well welcome to the program away paul ryan is a rolling across the globe in protest at the by ted joined monsanto campaign is and environmentalist and forty countries accuse the multinational corporation of aggressively expanding into the food market and spreading hazardous products some of the largest demonstrations are expected in the us where the company was set up more than a century ago all seasons to citric and i explained. two hundred thousand participants in the united states alone in about forty eight states a different action is going to be taking place so all of these people planning to flood out onto the streets to speak out against this biotech giant accused of producing genetically genetically engineered food and agriculture accused of
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turning a blind eye on the health consequences that the food that they produce can have on people throughout the world because this is a fact a global corporation also accused of the enormous lobbying power that this corporation has in washington for one where the amount of money pumped into lobbying allows the passage of certain such as the months and protection act very controversial extremely criticized but also block any acts that would allow labeling g m o's in the united states so certainly all of these issues but just more generally also people want to of bring more attention to what it is that they're putting into themselves what they're eating and how they can prevent huge corporations such as monsanto from creating health consequences for people throughout the world we're definitely expecting to see plenty of occupy wall street activists at the monsanto anti monsanto protest throughout the weekend because many
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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 whereas the march against monsanto is against specific corporation that continues to refuse to listen to the voice of the people existing for over a century yet continuing 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. the global move against genetically modified good started off in new zealand hundreds of people gathered to send a message to the biotech manufacturer as australians have been protesting in that thousands to demand a jam free zone rallies have also taken place in japan and south africa i was spoke
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to me from the march against monsanto but i was asian and he claims the corporation is forcing small farm is out of business pushing them into such despair that some commit suicide if you look at what happened in india i mean there's an epidemic of suicides it was the farmers because monsanto sold them out of cotton luker 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 of thousands so you start 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 you 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 did have out of slowly crept into the into the genetics
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of non g.m.o. seeds as well despite the u.s. senate has shot down a bell which would have given american states their sourcing to decide whether to label genetically modified products the majority of legislators believe people don't need to know whether they are eating junk foods meghan look has explains why . 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
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thousand and two thousand and nine revised comprehensive analysis of u.s. policy when it comes to 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 in some 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
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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 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. . and you can check out our live updates on the global day of unction as
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a website called and stay with us throughout the day with the latest on the protests against monsanto as demonstrations go global. with the backing of the government so we see. the world bracing the sea change the march against the sun told. on our t.v. . fifteen people have been injured entre female suicide bomber blew himself up close to the police headquarters in russia's republic of biggest on at least two children are reportedly among the wounded is the latest in a string of attacks that have shaken the republic recently. the explosion happened and around meant a very close to the regions in terror ministry building and according to the locals the blast was so powerful that it could be heard in different parts of the city it was a female suicide bomber she was a new car police stopped her to check the documents and at that time she detonated
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her device currently the area is blocked off by police as there are fears that this blast may actually be full to buy another one to increase the number of casualties now this tactic is really well used by terrorists around the globe in particular by the al qaeda terrorists in their terror operations in various areas now this blast is just one in a string of latest terror attacks that hit this region just five days ago there was another deadly blast and we have four people were killed and forty others severely injured the region of dagestan remains one of the most volatile areas in russia's north caucasus with reports on terror attacks coming in almost in a regular basis. london police make a new arrest in connection with there will. probably be discontent again in the community in london also a mix of whether islamophobia has gained
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a foothold in british society that's right. one has admitted its troops took part in an assault on a military base in new shraddha have been overrun by islamic militants and followed a twin but were tough on the base and an outline french and during a mine a prominent islamist group took responsibility you saying the operation was revenge flounces intervention in mali pasha no violence has begun to emerge across former french colonies in africa in january and france launched a military intervention in mali to stop islamist takeover of the country more days that interest me a days late some people hundred a one. people were taken hostage by extremists in algeria demanding and then to france's military for eve that dozens of the hostages were either executed or caught in the course why in the ensuing basile the man behind the rate and north african al qaeda leader was believed to have been killed but has now claimed
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responsibility for thursday's bombings in new cher and knocked which he says is in retaliation for france's actions in north africa this all shows a trend of islam is spreading from mali across the region raising the risk of more widespread time in maria is a nonissue. those behind the two suicide loss that killed over twenty people in niger on thursday have described this 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 for owners and you hard in west africa last year the coddling 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 a success here in the capital the macros the french military we've spoken to have also expressed to us their option is confirming they destroyed all the major bases
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of the militants in mali north but leave 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 of the attack in a further to half for those that want the french intervention to really get chain reaction that will give paris more travel and will bring more violence to the entire region. notion altie from mali. i'll see contribute to action returns the dollars french military action that will suppress extremism in the region especially given the natural riches that. there's no doubt that the french
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intervention will lot of change anything but in particular. the idea stream of the al-qaeda linked groups are just going to go away french special forces are left into these yeah which usually we knew about because of course the yellowcake uranium saddam hussein deals this is where all the worlds you know there's a big fight for whatever is happening in these areas there's a scramble for this french company or a with. how strange that its revenues twenty eleven or about the g.d.p. of the country and what fertile ground to extremism that he could. go against to convince the youth needs more time to deal with its economic crisis for later this hour. pushing the middle class towards the bread line as people struggle for
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been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are on the day. this is aussie welcome back british police have arrested a man who claimed on t.v. to be a friend of the main suspect in the daylight decapitation of a soldier in london on wednesday the gruesome motivated by radical islam has already led to a number of attacks on muslims and and my colleague bill don't discuss the extent to which muslims and immigrants are being blamed was i and dunt of politics dot com
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u.k. and columnist from the right wing of british national party there's acts of terrorism really conducted by the far right you very generously describe the b.m.p. is a right wing party idea 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 me well i've got to learn from and i thought it was something to do with with my father i help like others to figure out exactly when i say sure is done by right wing fanatics and i have to convert us all to the person with. the other person who's talking doll signori completely the filed the i personally have an open dialogue with muslim communities that recently i had a debate with muslim communities in both in but the city in london about these very
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issues of religion. foreign policy will be on the border to us and others and we want to hold anybody in jersey. shore he's a racist you should learn what are you know proud of on ok just listen to mr dunn now please go. no i don't know we don't know we don't. people for all. people from from they. let me really judge the members. 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 they mentioned that it was he is all right ok let me just go just for that is that it all you know i just ask you shorty the british people died there a poll by what's happened they want to 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
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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 news that you take to prevent violence and what about the maintenance as well because a lot of five. minutes and that it has 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 what 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 going 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 part it wasn't that it was a free country and they're even say it isn't all that my mail on an intelligence
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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 hate all of my five toking in the car so called once said that. thousand of. the security services in the united kingdom. of our need. every single. day suspect to be involved you know not all his buddies gave obama a five talking now if a few. other countries came in mostly in iraq c.v.r. they really would. you know how you would bring her out of. the enough security services to counter the ungar of these people. the gruesome episode in london in schools the more security in their british can cause an
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aircraft school to buy time for it to transfer small and i thought outside london i mean fears of a terrorist attack going to happen a website why the threat of a little wellman saw. and fires raged across the polar suburbs of stockholm for a six night despite a heavy police presence in the streets here is pictures and all the details that. portugal could ask for more time to cut its debt it wants e.u. and i.m.f. crevasses to revise their demanded targets for a third time despite lisbon's seventy eight billion euro bailout and budget the nation is still in crisis. only found out the middle class is being hit. europe's politicians insist that austerity is essential but what effect does that austerity have upon the everyday people to whom it's inflicted upon.
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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. my husband lost his job now will live on savings and whatever work he can get as a day laborer those savings are running out with two daughters and now one grandson the 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's no work the way things are now i have no
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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 in those needing help push or themes and. we have children passing out of 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 can't feed them and there's another worrying trend appearing bill said bernie rush them all too often we see the same thing the family lose their income they're too proud to ask for help the bells start piling up the mortgage to food before you know it's the family on the street but future is that for the children the problem for portugal is that it has debts around one hundred eighty billion euro one hundred twenty percent of annual production couple that
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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 grow up under the shadow of national debt. my son what i hope you are do we go is that he can get a job somewhere abroad i can see anything for him here peter oliver r.t. portugal education is the most powerful weapon nelson mandela once said and in a small palestinian community families are taking that advice to heart it's a two hour trek to the nearest school for some young students who are determined to learn against the odds their reports now on the daily challenge of grabbing an education. each morning the steep hills of this inhospitable corner of the dane desert come alive with children scrambling down unlucky slopes to get to class
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before the bell rings. some children walk seven kilometers each way they are very keen to learn. it takes a certain kind of dedication to be a student at the school peoples overcome extreme obstacles just to get here. in the winter when it rains a lot of children fall they arrive at school with wet clothes in the summer the snakes are the main problem then there are others like judge brinn cushion 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 but 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
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a road to the school but they're not allowed to israeli or photius 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. we just want to live our ordinary lives without fear we have no electricity or water we have no roads. luckily the school is built in line with strict israeli orders but even though the bamboo 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 realise the importance of education and thriving to teach their kids so maybe we look at the trying to learn and they realize this importance because they you know are very not the baker 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
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chance for a future which their parents never had driving them to make sure they get to class whichever way they can put asli r t y d abu hindi in the west bank. and now to some more international news in brief in pakistan sixteen school two hundred seater had died of her school boss called fire east of the capital islamabad the children were aged between five and fifteen police say seven officers injured in the fire were taken to a local hospital there are reports a gas cylinder also exploded in the blaze. in syria at least twenty four people have been killed in fighting between government forces and rebels in the western city of say eighteen of those who died opposition fighters according to a u.k. based acts of his group president assad's troops launched an all out offensive on the area week ago the city is seen as important for rebels funneling weapons from lebanon which is just ten kilometers to the west. hundreds of left wing
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activists to have lost in the balance of a block to mark the anniversary of the murder of unemployed minor detail i was stopped to death in his home by four right wing extremists who thought he was abusing the welfare system and were later sentenced to between four and thirteen years in prison book in the north of the name has become all but over it's true mystic city so it's. at least thirty orthodox protesters and gay rights campaigners have been arrested during a rally in moscow homosexuality probably sexual acts tourists were protesting before the lower house of russian parliament when they were charged by christian his welding icons and crosses police were forced to intervene dragging away dozens from both sides and you shall tell us creation was intended to protest russia's anti-gay propaganda law accidents and rights groups denounced as
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a question of homosexuality was decriminalized in russia in their ninety's but homophobia remains a bright. as technology update is up next to stay without. although i was born after the vietnam era i remember t.v. discussions about that buddhist monk who burned himself to death as a form of protest the commentators on the news said that people there just have a different mindset that westerners could never understand you know which is probably true but they were implying that people in the west are just different and would never use this absolutely extreme form of protest which is also probably true
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until just recently with the cost of electricity exceeding the income of the average bulgarian and a new government coming to power that looks exactly like the old government that collapsed at least six ball gary and have used self-immolation as a very desperate and extreme form of protest but why kristen god see a professor at bowdoin college who has extensively talked to bulgaria protesters claims that those who self-immolating are just incredibly desperate and cannot feed their own children and that people are actually becoming a stealth check for communism because at least that system at the people's basic needs the current democratic system from the populace perspective according to her just cycles through a few new crooks every few years although it does get media attention and you may be feeling desperate suicide is never an answer the more living bulgarians the better bulgaria's chances believe me but that's just my opinion.


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