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very large rely. on our. kids our details journalist for documenting poor labor conditions for world cup workers were told to want to learn about what they discovered wired to their arrest . no let up in america's death threats as lawmakers a stall a decision with just over a day until default could strike we look at those waiting in line to get what's left of the budget. and as the world braces for the worst some nations are seeking economic refuge in china after its call for global d. americanization. hello and welcome back to r.t. after our scheduled engineering work at the new center here in moscow into one with
a let's get straight in to our main story the song. keta isn't boiled in a fresh scandal over its twenty twenty two world cup preparations two german documentary makers were detained they after talking to and filming migrants building the event's infrastructure they're investigating claims that labor conditions in the gulf kingdom border on slavery and have led to dozens of migrant workers deaths r.t. talked to filmmaker peter gives all who told us about his detention in doha and shared some of the video that led to his arrest. first we got arrested by the federal police in a hotel rooms were taken to the headquarters which is an doha city and we were questioned and interrogated for a couple of hours and just after midnight we got cuffed our equipment cameras all the memory sticks we had everything was taken from us and we were taken to a state security prison right in the suburbs of doha where we had to spend the
nights in separate cells my cameraman and me. we were in there in that prison in those separate cells for a total of twenty one hours the bad thing about those twenty one hours was we weren't even allowed a single phone call not to our embassy not to families no one was there to tell us what the charge was really so we were kind of desperate in there not having any contact with the outside world obviously your investigation which could tell wasn't broadcast in the end in full but what did you find out there with your own eyes. well in those two days we had until we got arrested we were able to talk to some human rights workers down there locally on the ground as well as quite a number of workers as it turned out one gentleman there for twelve twelve years i think working as an air coming specialists ironically his ark of addition itself
doesn't even have a vent fan but this guy told us he said i think thirty five about him not getting the salary and his bonuses for a number of years now and his main difficulty was to fight the case against his. against his boss and his firm he was working for as they see a specialist so the best thing is the boss took his passport from him so his problems fighting the case and called us problems getting back he stopped making the money he's supposed to make for the flight home back that's a that's a bad devil or circle he said in that was one example of the people i mean not an isolated case another bunch of. and other bunch of guys i'm just tell you that you'll be might be seeing in the pieces well four of them they haven't got paid for seven months in a row right now trying to file a case as well all of those workers and have one major problem they have to work
within the so-called system let me try and explain to you what that is it's a law basically stating that every migrant worker that comes into qatar has to find his own personal sponsor meaning his boss the firm he's working for the cup ration . and that sponsor has to take care of him legally legally medically but most of the sponsors of the state take the past post away from the migrant workers and that put so numbers of them maybe tens of thousands in a miserable situation. the inhumane conditions that the nepalese workers are enduring for qatar's world cup will come up in every mileage is breaking the set which she can watch all right now on r.t. dot com here's a preview. this is a country of two million people there are currently three hundred forty thousand nepalese migrant workers many of which been assigned to world cup construction but according to several reports released by the guardian the workers face brutal
working conditions long hours lack of pay and wretched living quarters and just yesterday it was confirmed that seventy napoli's labors have already died while working on world cup projects yet both the nepalese and guitar governments refuse to acknowledge this massive human rights problem so if you're sick of world powers treating migrant laborers like garbage and tell fifo to pressure qatar and put an end to this modern day slavery. the folder within two days is not on the console the united states and i squabbling lawmakers come up a viable solution to the political stalemate most of the governments now being behind a muffled more than two weeks on able to provide services or pay the bills parian boring reports and some of these words hit by the deadlock. we are here now at the
world war two memorial where the military coalition just held a press conference there calling on congress and president obama to strike a deal and to end the government shutdown now the military coalition is a group of thirty three service member and veterans organizations they represent about five point five million people as includes the active service of veterans retirees and their families now the president signed into law the pay our military act on september thirtieth just hours before the government shutdown is though was supposed to ensure that our active military members would contend you to get paid if the government did in fact shut down but the bill didn't include a lot of programs that military members and veterans rely on now i spoke with gary augustine he's from the disabled veterans association and he explains exactly what's going on there many veterans especially veterans who are injured or ill because of their military service that's all the income that they have coming in every month with those benefits being paid they won't be able to mortgage their
will be able to live bills many of them won't be able to put food on their table so that is kevin straw for many of them now another issue that's surrounding d.c. right now is the debt limit and what a lot of people don't understand here is that if we hit the limit without reaching it without extending i'm not going to automatically default on the debt what would happen at that time we don't raise the debt ceiling is the government we have to start prioritizing payments the treasury brings in about two hundred billion dollars per month in revenue our interest payments are close to around twenty billion dollars so there's plenty of cash on hand to make our interest payments but there's not enough money to pay for all government programs now earlier i spoke with jonathan mann and he's facing very tough financial decisions right now he doesn't know if he can pay his rent even though because he's prioritizing payments as a billion employee i'm not able to work like my salary is a drilling reservist i'm not able to drill. and as. full time student might she
have full payment may not go through on the first of november so it's been an entire kind of income loss. of course i can't travel or do anything or visit family out of town so right now i'm just in a holding pattern on the ranch and eating so the military coalition has said that congress and the president are using the military as pawns and that the shutdown is jeopardizing our military readiness and while we're at war it jeopardizes our security had to find the military in a piecemeal basis and as you can see it's causing a lot of people to fall through the cracks in washington d.c. perry and boring party. economist an academic and lou rockwell told us that the debt shake up could finally make the u.s. spend more wisely like to see a default so we were going to get a balanced budget that forces the government to live on its income and stop
borrowing if they really are worried about you know they don't have enough money or they should shut down the n.s.a. and stop spying on everybody one of the bring the troops home from afghanistan and iraq and yemen pakistan and all the rest of it was stop killing people that would say could really and dollars that would solve all the budget problems and it's coming to the dollars the reserve currency. who knows what it was going to take in place will be some combination will be the chinese currency the russian currency brazil. you know we don't know but yes the end is coming to dollar germany because of the amount of dollar printing the dollar creation of the federal reserve . gave them. on a website where i ask you who do you think will suffer mais if the u.s. defaults not more than the off of you think that it's of the american people who will suffer the most if the government fails to find a way out of the shutdown a fifth believe that if america's creditors and bond holders who should be worrying
as they will see their investments decimated about the same think it's barack obama who bear the brunt as the president to let the world's largest economy fail and finally ten percent of you think that it will be the republicans and it's tea party movement who be the biggest losers because default will cost them votes in future elections dot com is where you can add your voice. the clock's a ticking towards a u.s. default but someone's summations are wasting no time in turning east now china is catching their i am even america's closest ally britain has been sending the country's top abreast the to beijing china earlier called on the world to start to quote americanize reports on the shifting at sheetz. this week a cheer leading british chancellor took to beijing on a bridge building trade mission one of my tasks this week is to explain to the
british people just how far china has come how sophisticated your businesses are how advanced you are in the fields of high tech and science and one of my principal goals this week is not just to increase british investment in china but to increase chinese investment in britain westminster's criticism of china's human rights record has up until recently blighted relations it could be hitting the treasury as well according to some estimates the british economy has been missing out on billions of pounds of cash from the people's republic of germany to be far more proactive in terms of promoting trade so for instance germany exports some seventy billion dollars worth of things to china every year you get twenty five percent more tourists going to france and coming to the u.k. which is ridiculous you get chinese ladies. in paris kuno to buy handbags i think we've been very slow frankly and i think we're going to be arrogant we think people will come to us i mean the reality is china is the largest growth economy in the
world it just so happened that mr osborne's trip to china took place at the same time as the us government shutdown but it's hard not to see the irony while politicians the world over speak of the potentially disastrous consequences of the washington debt crisis and economists warn of a loss of investor confidence in the u.s. george osborne's not here in westminster he's over in beijing courting chinese investment. at the same time a strongly worded opinion piece in china's leading government news outlet said that the world should start to de americanize the article went viral it spoke of the need for a new international reserve currency that would replace the dominance of the us dollar and not altogether crazy prospect for some analysts china's surplus and for income as a reserve is mounting and the us seems to be printing money with no end in sight the us dollar has lost
a great deal of obvious value since the federal reserve was established and there is little return for huge investment and then with laws trade there are opportunities opening up incomes of resources in terms of assets so china has been by versifying its reserves for the past maybe even over a past decade and of course the space would be gathering speed and with the u.k. struggling to emerge from recession it looks as though for westminster china's money is now more important than its politics there are some. seeds are. they think it's a big challenge. the worse they. might. be very says if we may save. the.
polyploid r t london. after the break of the biggest company you've probably in never heard often it's a british private firm that's in charge of a large chunk of public services but it's getting a name for itself from a claims of what i would charging incompetence and mismanagement that's just a hate. going to recently published united nations report it is found that about forty percent of the world's population soon will be connected to the internet at the same time there should be one state frozen power when we log on to the internet there are boundless opportunities as well as for the powers that be to watch every move we make even read our thoughts. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand and nine hundred
two cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killings. in a record setting trip by a man there see another's face. a limp a torch relay. on r t r two dot com. you're watching our team from all international news russia's key political opposition figure the anti corruption blog the election of all me is back in court his appeal against her his conviction has just started here the latest the pictures
from the city of king rauf in central russian of all he was found guilty of embezzlement when serving as. an aide to the cure of governor four years ago he was sentenced to five years in prison and held in the quarter but it was released pending appeal a day later since then the lesson of all the rent for moscow mayor coming out second with twenty seven percent of the vote if his appeal is rejected today and of only faces five years behind bars. families are used to watching their children grow up and fly the nest in greece it's the opposite biting cuts are seen parents have to take work abroad and leaving their kids behind as older farmers been finding out. on the surface and from a distance a hill it looks like a normal time in northern greece but if you look more closely you'll find things a very different afternoon the times central square children play but in the
background a much older generation is looking on here grandparents take the role of parents who've left the time to find work abroad over half of achilles one hundred children are brought up in this way fourteen year old ana maria is one of them physically like them all but if i understand my parents left to find a better life i also understand if they return they would be unemployed but i think in a few years all of greece will be like a town of course it is difficult to leave here because i need the love and affection of my parents my gran and grandad do their best but they cannot offer me this grandpa is now seventy but except his new responsibilities his own kids emigrating to austria to open a restaurant after failing to find employment. to do our town as abandoned it is a cruel reality to force my children to emigrate many locals have gone abroad in search of a better life take a drive down any street in a and you will see what he means shutters are
permanently down on dozens of homes the plight of the time this teenager to act making an award winning film about the problems her parents' friends are facing. and there were examples in your film. in the playground the child an orphan cruel words from the children but these sort of things do happen. at their everyday lives. howard so long. the cruel thing is that they leave us out there are parents despite the playground taunts academically the children don't seem to be held back though the local head teacher says that's because they know they have to succeed for their future or here
because the same way these children whose parents live abroad make a special effort they want to show they are trying often their dream is to leave greece and to be with their parents if that happens it will continue to shrink just under three thousand people live here after a similar amount left over the last decade increasingly those that remain are the young and the old a reminder greece's financial problems are also changing the social landscape andrew farmer the arctic. suspects been arrested in the moscow murder which sparked a ethnic rioting the trouble led to dozens of arrests as attackers targeted migrants at r.j. don't call me now you tube channel we have the video of the suspects arrested including some exclusive images. to the moon and back
a russian scientists unveil another ambitious plan to visit a martian mean and reveal secrets of solar system began. there are growing streams between russia and the netherlands a dutch diplomat was beaten by. who broke into his apartment in moscow a similar incident happened in the hague earlier this month when a russian diplomat was attacked by police earlier the netherlands launched legal action against moscow demanding the release of thirty greenpeace activists used us registered vessel to sunrise was seized our diesel you see catherine of can tell us
more about this deepening spat. that lucy what actually happened to the dutch diplomat in moscow hi there well it's an incredibly bizarre story the dutch diplomat is recovering this is after two men broke into his apartment and beat him up allegedly also scrolling a hard on a mirror in lipstick with the acronym l g b t for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender now the sixty six year old diplomat elden bosch is an assistant to the dutch ambassador and according to reports he had were turned home to find the lift not working two men and electricians uniforms were inspecting the fuse box when he opened his door according to reports he was allegedly attacked the motive for that attack unknown at this point is now the dutch foreign minister said the diplomat had been lightly wounded he added that he had summoned the russian ambassador over the incident but this of course follows the arrest earlier this month of a russian diplomat dmitri for rode in on suspicion of mistreating two young children
which prompted a massive diplomatic spat with president vladimir putin demanding an apology although i should say that diplomatic relations between the two countries were already strained even before mr broadens arrests we have to keep in mind that the netherlands had launched a legal action to free about thirty people from several countries who were detained in russia after the dutch flagged ship belonging to the environmental group greenpeace was boarded over a process of protest on a russian oil rig in the arctic the activists and journalists on board had been charged with piracy this is something that the netherlands had been protesting over so. a series of sort of diplomatic spat here between the two countries ironically twenty thirty and it had been the year that the netherlands and russia had celebrated their good diplomatic relations so we'll have to certainly see how the events unfold but the assistant dutch diplomat is recovering and only slightly injured as far as we know so far. and off a live in moscow with an update on that story. right some of the world's other news
headlines and now a rally in support of striking teachers in brazil has turned violent in rio de janeiro moscow groups are trash shops and clash with police soon after a peaceful march over five thousand demonstrators was over security forces used teargas and response riots were also reported in sao paulo teachers have been on strike for two months demanding better working conditions and a pay rise. glenn greenwald the journalist who's been causing a global story this year with his reporting on the u.s. covert surveillance based on documents leaked by edward snowden has announce he's leaving of the guardian newspaper brazil base a reporter is moving to a media venture funded by founder of media details on the new project haven't been revealed but greenwald says he considered it a once in a lifetime opportunity. a powerful typhoon has better japan killing its use
of fourteen people thousands had to be evacuated to safety in what was the strongest storm in ten years of record rains and mudslides in parts closely told here were schools were closed flights canceled and bullet train service is suspended. to try and keep a lid on spending governments often turn to private firms to provide some public service this one from an britain that's got a lucrative finger in many pies of from running hospital pathology labs to immigrant detention centers as has us there are now reports that it's making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. for bicycles for rent to health services prison speed cameras ambulances and even the government's work programme for the jobless chances are they're operated by global private companies that you may have never even heard of have you ever heard of the companies. should know what about. have you ever heard of the compass group the compass be.
never had never heard of serco. on the ground yet now one of the biggest companies providing public services a thanks to outsource government contractors a company called a serco operating various services for the transport for london electronic tagging of presidents for the ministry of justice and some out of hours general practice services for the national health service now these are just a handful of areas of the company operates and it's been a cold reports the biggest company no one's ever heard of and the company is currently making headlines as is being investigated for fraud mismanagement even submitting falsified data to various government departments it's also having to deal with a long list of complaints on the quality of the service it provides for its part has said that the situation is being dealt with accordingly but it has not asked which concerns that ultimately it is the british public that is bearing the brunt
of all these blunders all of the companies that are taking over a number of the public services are they competent to they have their expertise. come on they really effectively manage the service they want to be in a monopoly position where they can dominate the market so i think we need to really deep the myth of competition the u.k. government is set to continue on its massive outsourcing drive the n.h.s. or the health service for instance is embarking on its single a big it's a contract to date inviting bids. between seven hundred million and one point one billion pounds at a company like serco could very well end up with another lucrative contract the institute for government estimates that one in every three pounds of the government spends on public services ends up in the hands of private a wall and three sector organisations one of the reasons that these publics have this market often is because the pace and scale of reform is causing significant
problems in the rush to develop public this market is avoidable errors have often been made in design and oversight and what we would the government is to slow down learn quickly from mistakes and correct them out of the system before another mistake grabs the headline but there doesn't seem to be any slowing down on the part of the government and for those in the private sector it's simply business as usual just sort of. coming up it's crosstalk with peter lavelle. killing it without any federal minister there's still some of. that consent. to the degree to. choose the stories to. be accessed to.
hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things considered i'm peter lobo in a recently published united nations report it is found that about forty percent of the world's population soon will be connected to the internet through port praises the growing possibilities for commerce education and communication at the same time surveillance state grows in power and threat when we log on to the internet there are a boundless opportunities as well as for the powers that be who watch every move we make even read our thoughts. to cross off the control.