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the. writer. wrote that the boiling pot racial emotions run high and boston marathon with mass protests in dozens of cities after the killing of a black teenager walks free. convicted of bailed but unbowed russian opposition activist alex a novel made awaits his appeal against a five year prison term for stealing a million dollars. egypt's begins reworking its constitution after another week of deadly strife between the packers and the opponents of the deposed islamist president mohamed morsi. and turkey allegedly led to israel use one of its military bases for a recent attack on syria that's according to our chief source but anger of firmly denies that playing.
into tuning in this hour we're watching the weekly right here on our t.v. with me you see catherine of thousands have been gathering all week in cities across the united states to protest the acquittal of george zimmerman and now this is after a court found him not guilty of murder when he shot dead the only armed black teenager trayvon martin the ruling had set off a nationwide debate on racial hatred as our washington correspondent got interest account reports we've seen protests in dozens of cities in the u.s. throughout the week following the verdict in the doors remembering people took to the streets demonstrating at courthouses and police stations throughout the country demanding justice for trayvon martin the seventeen year old black man who was struck dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer dozens of people were arrested most of the. lawful the families from places like the san bernardino protests turned violent
demonstrators the rocks the passing car many many americans were following the zimmerman trial it's obvious that racial disparities in the application of criminal laws in america remain all these people think had trayvon martin being white he would have been alive trayvon martin could have been me. thirty five years ago there are very few african-american men in this country who have near the experience of being followed when they were shopping in department store. that includes me. there for a very very few african-american men who have the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. that happens to me at least before the sun and the fact of the matter is that under florida's stand your ground law the defense doesn't even have to prove that their client is an angel if they're not proof reasonable doubt that the defendant acted in self-defense and they're free to go so in this case you have
a question re civil rights. self-defense laws these people see a clash between the law and just a very recent example also in the state of florida black woman a mother of three was sentenced to twenty years in jail because she fired a bullet at a wall to scare off her abusive husband nobody was injured and the woman is in jail for twenty years while george zimmerman walks free but you see the basis of the people outrage. the demonstrators aren't willing to back down astray vons parents are joined by a celebrity isn't leading the movement that high profile is backing has given added momentum to rallies like this one in new york the u.s. attorney general is urging a review of self-defense laws while the justice department has really launched a probe into the murder to see whether civil rights charges can be filed against mr zimmerman had spoken to martin luther king jr's daughter bernice who told us the case exemplifies the rampant racial discrimination in the us the.
white american a white young man and i doubt very seriously george zimmerman would have reacted. so swiftly in this situation i think he probably would have thought about it twice a lot of things have changed in america so we can't say nothing has changed i just think we're still contending with just laws and more importantly laws that disproportionately affect african-americans and african-american males. more than any other group of people in america and so you know these kind of issues were very prevalent in my father's time oftentimes you would have all. all white juries in most times when there's a black victim in this case and what i mean by victim is the one. nine times out of ten back in the sixty's or should i say ten times out of ten. that person would have walked just as george zimmerman zimmerman walked in this particular situation
there's plenty more on our team dot com regarding the justice for trayvon campaign we've got some of the best pictures of the nationwide rallies video footage as well as social media reaction up there for you. it was a fast moving a week for the russian opposition activist an anti-corruption blogger alex aim of only sentenced to five years in prison for embezzlement thursday that of bailed out just a few hours later to the chairs of thousands protesting denouncing as verdict. has been following what's been called one of russia's most controversial trials in years to reform. five and four years in prison alexina vining to that if it's ever spent at sea for setting up a dummy corporation and defrauding a state owned timber company to the tune of half a million dollars the judge insisted the verdict was not politically motivated but for a media the blogger supporters and opposition activists declared otherwise critical and a convert to the conviction means that he won't be able to stand for mayor of moscow
says the embezzlement charges brought against him politically motivated an outspoken critic of the russian president vladimir putin has been sentenced to five years in prison one gets the feeling that people have already made up their minds before the case even started and before the trial even started and they're not actually looking at the facts of the case or of the way the trial was actually conducted but all simply following their own opinions which they formed in advance what kind of comments it is that someone like mr valma should not be prosecuted on this going to charge because he is a famous opposition personality now that seems to me to put things completely the wrong way round thousands of people in moscow's many years in the square a stone's throw from the kremlin indignant at the verdict there an immense police presence in the feast of panic on social media for
a while it looked like the situation could escalate. but there was a curveball from the prosecutor's office to request a friend of my knee in a surf until their verdict comes into effect the immediate arrest and preliminary detention to stick to measure as you know. spokesman said there was nothing unusual about the trial or the prosecutor's appeal stressing that the president can not and does not influence the court decision and that those convicted should carry out their punishment as prescribed by the judge in his blog that he was ready for a long term preliminary can find and ordering books from the library and battling mosquitoes and his self but he spent less than twenty four hours in detention before being released from this court house straight into the arms of his supporters eager for his campaign to continue so who is the self-appointed opposition figurehead who's running for mayor of moscow a lawyer by profession not only spent the better part of the last few years flirting with nationalistic movements as well as leading a popular blog exposing the hoax scale corruption and trying to make a for
a into politics his trial the verdict and the surrounding media frenzy may have been closer to that goal he can according to your earlier report run from moscow city mayor he can give as many interviews as he likes it's an absolute publicist a godsend for him it doesn't remove him from politics at all it's the absolute ideal solution for him in a sense that's been referred to a broad as russia's mandela moment perhaps too bold a claim the b.b.c. has the state run where british broadcasting corporation calls it russia's mandela and they've been running stories all day just previously you know bill keller the executive editor of the new york times used to lord this man you know novell me you already outlined his nationalist views here in this country we have laws against incitement you have the semitism incitement to near not system which of course this man has flirted with repeatedly although he may not be major household name in russia yet alexina viney seems to have some serious support abroad he is paid by or
has been paid by the united states of america when he set up the democratic alternative party a year or two ago it received money from the ne d. the ne d. is the national endowment for democracy. by the us congress that was the main organization funding the orange revolution in ukraine back in two thousand and four the valley's party received money then from the american state as wiki leaks showed not so long ago it even goes quite keen and central russian russian analysts martin mccauley says the only case in his view proves that cold war era attitudes in the west are still very much alive if something like this comes up it's very easy then to take a stick to the russian state and russian government to say that they are behaving like the communists they haven't really improved they haven't removed to democracy the rule of law a liberal market economy and so on so therefore there's a clear there is a prejudice there is a lovely lovely in the west we turn to russia to the only way that russia can
overcome this is presumably by showing that the law is not a paper that. is really a contract law and that person is the birth of the democracy is in fact practice and so on this is a long a long hard road. we've got more on the whistle blowing waiting game in just a few moments right now he is the world's most wanted man and edward snowden is holding out for russia's verdict on his temporary asylum plea and update us coming up just ahead. workers due to begin on amending egypt's constitution which was suspended by the military when the islamist president mohamed morsi was overthrown this past week has seen ongoing violence amid a nationwide street protest by the supporters of the ousted leader at least ten people have died in the breast by tuesday the country's interim president sworn in a new cabinet excluding members of morsy as muslim brotherhood the islamist
movement rejected the new ministers and its supporters are valid to go ahead with mass protests egyptian journalist shahira amin and says that excluding the group won't do much to improve the country's political climate. is a fatal mistake excluding any political faction from the transitional political process is a fatal mistake people were complaining the morsi was in one izing the state and now they doing exactly the same keeping the islamists sidelined hoping to push them back underground just a short while ago there was a very brutal crackdown on pro morsi protest is outside the parliament we're already hearing you. say it will launch. a probe leave me to defend islam and this will have very serious implications. northern ireland's old
wounds are refusing to heal pro british loyalists probs pledge to protest at all they're allowed their traditional march through a nationalist flashpoint in belfast going to bring you the details on that story in just a bit stay with us. apple for example now. much of its manufacturing and not in the united states so i don't see why the american senators would be so concerned about it paying or not paying taxes because ultimately it's not going to get any share of that and that's not putting already in the course were drawn could hear about how do you share the junks is provided there are talks is the problem today there's no big their share because we improve the lives rigi were these companies don't break talks.
welcome back you're watching the weekly right here on our team while israel has allegedly used a turkish military base to launch a strike on syria and that information came to r t from a source earlier this week ankara however strenuously denies any involvement in his claims that israel's latest attack against syria took place on the july the fifth targeting a russian made battery of anti-ship missiles our middle east correspondent paula
slayer has been following those developments. there was a lot of talk and uncertainty in the region this week after our sources revealed that we have information that is will launched a strike on syria from turkey now the reports are been ekta to a strike back in early july on the syrian city of latakia if accurate this would be the fourth time in recent months that tel aviv has ignored an attack against syria the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has neither denied nor confirmed these allegations he simply says that israel's policy is not to allow the transfer of dangerous weapons to hizbollah and other so-called terrorist organizations and that this is a policy that the country will not deviate from that and now who also saying that every time something happens in the middle east israel is to blame the turks for they side have denied the allegations the turkish foreign minister saying that turkey will never be a part of nor a partner to such attacks he also said that the allegations were aimed at
destroying turkey's power and reputation what is interesting is that relations between turkey and israel are at an all time low they deteriorated after the fatah lower temp back in late two thousand and ten in which nine turkish activists were killed and there was an attempt to bring humanitarian aid to the people of gaza back in march the israeli prime minister apologized to the turks for that incident and what is happening now is that real questions are being asked about the sincerity of that apology there are also questions being asked as to why would turkey ally itself with its arch enemy in the region is role to launch an attack against another muslim country now it's no secret that turkey has spoken out against the regime of bashar assad in syria but this certainly is not a sufficient enough onset as to why turkey would work with israel to launch an attack against syria policy r.t.
on the israeli syrian border. all right let's take a look at some of the previous israeli air raids on syrian territory which i should warn you were only confirmed by anonymous sources in israel now a military compounds just outside of damascus was bombarded twice in january and in may rockets had also struck a warehouse at the capital's international airport allegedly containing surface to surface missiles on all the occasions the attacks were explained as operations to wipe out a rainy and missiles thought to be bound for hezbollah in lebanon historian and middle east expert mark allman to believe that israel's motives go far beyond blocking weapons from reaching the group israel has an interest in pretty helpful getting the weapons but the broader context is not just syria but also we are wrong and i think that's what tuckey is cool to know could place because turkey is a historical military ally of israel with a lot of cooperation between the top u.s. military and israelis but it also is
a lotion islamic country and it's also borders iran but it could be a conduit for a potential strike into iran through its own aspirations would make it much more difficult to detect something coming from israel i would say the israelis worry that missiles sent from iran to hezbollah vos syria could be used as a revenge attack if they were to move the much discussed preemptive strike to try and knock out iran if so the trees with the by themselves or with the hope the americans israel may find it quite useful for turkey to be thought to be an active ally in its operations against syria and potentially against iran so that even if the israelis have plans perhaps to strike iran from a completely different direction the risk is that the top of the curfew will be held responsible and turkey could be drawn into a conflict that this is going to be. destabilizing inside turkey. you can get more details on the story at r.t. dot com but lots more stories for you there as well including finding out how
a world heritage listed a marine park on the australian coast suddenly became the target for bombs dropped from u.s. fighter jets. and the story behind a nazi themed cafe where the staff and the guests dress as german soldiers which is open for two years prior to sparking outrage. america's most wanted man edward snowden is awaiting russia's decision on whether to grant him temporary asylum the former cia employee who exposed the u.s. global spy program as well as the secret surveillance operations of a number of european countries has been holed up in the transit zone of the moscow airport for over three weeks he needs the necessary paperwork from moscow in order to be able to travel to one of the latin american countries that have offered him asylum but to be allowed to remain on russian territory the thirty year old had to agree to stop any further leaks that could harm the heart of the united states where he is now wanted for espionage but jim kill up from the open rights group hopes that snowden will find some way to continue his revelations. i hope it
doesn't mean that he has to not talk about what the united states have been up to broad policy to i mean he's been very careful not to threats of individual peroration is not to expose particular agents or to make claims which would result in people safety being compromised rather he's been talking about the rules programs that we united states and you can have been doing he says he's got a lot of material and i certainly hope he has more to tell us way completely change the debate right now i would it's very important not to buy each company i think a lot of things are happening in the wake of that there were at least two legal actions being launched in the u.k. on the back of what he's revealed expect will be more in the usa the tech companies the charlie. the bases of their own free speech are not clear that their use of i will speak. to happen whether or not he's going to give but i really
would like to see whether he has. a german magazine claims the country's security services have been actively taken part in the united states global surveillance operations the report in their spiegel alleges that both domestic and foreign intelligence services have been using one of the n.s.a.'s programs for their operations chancellor angela merkel has denied any previous knowledge of the u.s. spying tactics saying that you first learned about them to through the media edward snowden revealed weeks ago that washington has been keeping europe and especially germany under close watch while snowden goes out of his way to avoid washington's prosecution the week's long trial of fellow with our black bradley manning pardon me is nearing its end the army private arrested back in may two thousand and ten admits to leaking thousands of classified military documents to wiki leaks but he insists that he did not aid the enemy which is the main charge against him that
could land him in prison for life more now for marty's wall. private first class bradley manning faces several charges twenty one total the most serious of which is aiding the enemy the other charges range from computer fraud to theft of government property and asked be a notch if convicted of that most serious charge manning could spend his life behind bars without the possibility of parole even if he is not convicted of aiding the enemy the remaining charges amount to one hundred fifty four years behind bars this week the judge could have dropped that aiding the enemy charge but she decided not to manning already spent some serious time in prison about three years before his trial even began now the trial is in its final stages we should hear closing arguments next week that it's up to the judge and this court martialled to decide the verdict now this comes at a time of great debate over whistleblowers in the country many see manning as
a hero but his opponents see him as a traitor for exposing government secrets these secrets include iraq and afghanistan war logs and videos of air strikes one ton of obey detainee assessments and diplomatic cables many activists believe the outcome of manning's marcel could set an example for future whistleblowers a glaring example for us is n.s.a. leaker edward snowden many points of manning's pretrial treatment and heavy handed charges as an example of what's to come for snowden should he set foot in the u.s. leading up to the trial and during the trial there have been several demonstrations in support of manning the next major one being more of a night by manning support network is set for july twenty seventh it's step the international day of action for bradley manning the group is calling for protests in several cities throughout the u.s. and abroad here in fort meade maryland live all our team. let's take a look at some of today's stories across the world we begin right here in russia
for two british citizens and one russians. died in a helicopter accident in the north emergency services say that u.k. citizens were the tourists who were in the more region on a fishing trip the helicopter owned by a private company dropped them off at their destination and then crashed after a failed to take off killing the three people on the ground it's believed the pirate pilot had survived and he reportedly planned to cancel the flight due to bad weather. the capital of iraq has seen another round of bombings leaving over seventy people dead and nearly two hundred injured over the weekend the latest attacks struck baghdad early on sunday following a string of sunset blasts targeting mainly shiite areas as locals emerged after the day's ramadan fast nationwide attacks have claimed over five hundred lives this month alone as rock struggles to contain one of the worst outbreaks of sectarian violence in six years. well belgium has a new king fifty three year old prince felipe has taken the throne after his father
albert the second abdicated because of ill health thousands had lined the streets to celebrate their new king which is a largely ceremonial role because belgium is a constitutional monarchy the royals called on a call for unity among the belgians the country's been torn by a drawn out political instability and deep divisions between the flemish and french speaking populations. the far right protest in central england spiraled into full on clashes with the police two thousand supporters of english defense league poured into the streets of the ethnically diverse city of birmingham to rally against what they say is britons in this nation over one thousand officers were drafted in to control the march anti muslim feelings that have grown in the u.k. since soldier lee rigby was butchered to death in london by suspected extremists back in may. that does not settling in northern ireland where thousands of pro pritish unionists about to protest weekly in belfast this at least until permission
is restored for them to stage a march that would pass through a key nationalist area of the city and the destruction began last weekend when local authorities blocked the traditional orange parade route for fear of clashes which sparked five nights of unrest with additional police forces having to be brought in from across the united kingdom dozens of activists and police officers were wounded and seventy eight people were arrested political commentator john white says the communities social division and economic issues are no grounds for violence. which only those marginalization within some of these communities people or. any benefits from the beach but on the other hand why should nationalist community forced to do if there's a new project for you old circuitry reeses of which is what it is i mean it will be a state so yes well there are social economic problems with the communities but certainly no justification for trying to foment violence and lawlessness as she played the national security breach there will be. over six computer people.
british or north of i mean the underlying current course of action in the part of the world is population the great. revolutionary corollary to that if you get the early part of the twentieth century the official be true in his words a comma of overreaction and some really good night but there's been no proper tune is about the child over to school there was a on this responsibility for a maternity home for things right for that it's an island or almost there in the country or. more news in about half an hour do stay with us worlds apart coming up next right here on our team.
or remember those old wacky communist countries who constantly boost their numbers to make themselves feel better or who cares if stores are empty and this piece of paper a one hundred thousand tons of potatoes that is good enough for me well now we are in a new age of technology but the same lying to make yourself feel good is still going strong it just moved over to the capitals world the u.s. state department's bureau of international information programs has spent six hundred thirty thousand dollars on facebook advertising campaigns to get fans a sense of the government is out there to buy likes oh what a fantastic use tax dollars but wait maybe i'm being too pessimistic perhaps it worked and really helped spread the message of the u.s. state department effectively when the specter general's report says that since the advertising campaign started twenty eleven there has been a dramatic increase in users liking state department sites but the problem is that only two percent of them actually use the sites so you get what you pay for a big bag of likes but if you hard core fans probably the most shocking example is
a vision of america group in farsi made for a rainy and which has gotten over four hundred twenty thousand members but only one percent of them is actually in iran where facebook advertising doesn't even exist that's effective getting lots of likes doesn't mean you are actually reaching people instead of paying for them why not you know get them naturally bar by providing interesting honest content on a regular basis oh wait that takes effort and honesty yeah you know what just keep wasting our tax dollars but that's just my opinion. pretty free. for free. free. free. free. old free book video for your media project c.e.o. don carty dot com.
hello and welcome to worlds apart europe and america have been a locomotive sell to the global economy for more than five decades but as they struggle to emerge from the crisis the question is what their the rest of the world should assist down with their recovery or use that weakness to catch up and get it had to discuss that i'm now i'm joined by jose and calgary is the secretary general of the organization for economic cooperation and development mr grier thank you very much for your time what is your response to this question should the current weakness of the developed economies be treated as a global challenge or rather as a blessing in disguise it's obviously a challenge because what top.
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