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that some. of our minds. the fifth of the bamber will manny remember a scuffles in london between police and mass protesters as a unanimous movement draws into corruption rallies worldwide. germany's possible betrayal by another close friend is in a report exposed the u.k. for apparently operating a data harvesting post right under the border stags now. georgia signs up its military to more years in afghanistan to boost its chances of nato membership we speak to both supporters and troops families to see their loved ones have already paid a blog. and reaching for the stars the sochi winter olympic torch prepares for liftoff and its first adverse spacewalk.
this is actually coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshie welcome to the program now guy fawkes night took on a global feel this year activists of more than four hundred cities turned out for the million mask march it was a show of bangor against online privacy breaches corporate greed and corrupt governments. first london at a bonfire led outside the gates of buckingham palace with crowds wearing white masks involved in scuffles with police there were similar scenes near parliament to sarah ferguson was there. oh we were trying to first run the protest of the lithium ion want to let a car go through that read
a lot of resistance from the protesters this sort of other people know more of us but mostly leave the old another three laws. basically very very ugly right at the think right i fear the right let me know please rule and we will move in the day after that that it would be a. book rather unexpectedly the million mom march here in london has paid. the fees that me from the houses of parliament where they were protesting and they won't write down all of them out here in london if you look behind him they're all walking down the hall with buckingham palace. thank. you well the man must protest here in london have ended up outside buckingham palace with. the other them even
making it across the day we seeing prices breakouts and i between police and protesters and some of the groups been saying often as he says coming over way down here of course this may has been taking place in cities around the world tonight but here in london protesters ending the evening outside buckingham palace serafin oxy longer than well across the atlantic protesters in the united states also use their chance to deliver a firm no to corporate greed and privacy breaches crown's marched through downtown los angeles to show their solidarity with the movement manny of them have links with the occupy wall street front born two years ago on the east coast after social converged outside the white house to protest and here's more from our washington correspondent very challenging. here in washington you have different protest groups marching under the umbrella of be anonymous they protest different things
they protest what they see is a police state they focus against the persecution of whistleblowers they protest against the same told the world's biggest producer of genetically modified seeds so generally speaking they see themselves as a movement against the government and corporations taking advantage of the people. who are. so we're standing next to the white house what do you want president obama to hear you want president obama to hear that five years after the financial crisis the banks being bailed out we're still suffering people are still struggling they're drowning in debt we live in a country that's fundamentally unfair we no longer have the rule of law from the n.s.a. to edward snowden to chelsea manning all over the world people are speaking out whistleblowers are speaking out regular people are speaking out and saying enough is enough we want justice we want to know and people ask if the decentralized mass movement like this can achieve anything other than just making noise well last year they were instrumental in informing people about the system legislation that would
invite legal protection through internet giants that spano private information that their users two thousand agencies and now in light of edward snowden's revelations they demand a drastic overhaul of the n.s.a. now the movement rolled out in almost every continent france italy and portugal were among the e.u. countries which saw the protests elsewhere canada mexico and brazil demonstrations also drew crowds in japan australia and new zealand where the face of guy fawkes more popular than ever abby martin looks at its significance. i mean hard pressed to not find this mask at a recent protest but ironically every time the mask is purchased time warner gets a cut just because of time turners move even from the company also trademark the mask but despite this disturbing contradiction the mask still serves a very noble purpose it's helped to give activists immunity and identity to
anonymity. now as a privacy campaigners to their ground another ad word snowden meeka merged it turns out that it's not just the u.s. that might have been prying into germany's classified affairs or smith in london with the details that we know of course that it wasn't just the us who was eavesdropping on the germans revealed that britain probably was to this information comes from the edward snowden leaks from n.s.a. documents from aerial photographs and of course from past form and it suggests that the u.k. has its own nest of intercepting equipment on the roof of its own embassy so high tech listening equipment on the roof of the embassy which of course is in the heart of not very far from the parliament not at all far from calls.
really in the heart intercepting communications potentially in the heart of german government. and this equipment intercept mobile phone calls and it's well known that angela merkel conducts a lot of government business through mobile phone calls and also through text messages can also incept wife flight data and long distance communications right across the german capital so it's incredibly intrusive potentially the germans of course are often arms about it one m.e.p. has said the operation is clearly targeting politician. i'm questioning whether they really are and in britain if you like and he says it's hardly in the spirit of european cooperation that everyone is going on about all the time and of course it's incredibly awkward for the precise red faces all around and the british ambassador has been summoned to see the german foreign minister to try to explain himself we already knew about about the u.s.
listening equipment and it's basically the same deal equipment on the roof of the embassy which if you see pictures of it it's pretty obvious that it's that it's a sort of white box but apparently it's not visible from the street and german and u.s. diplomatic relations have really hit an extraordinary story relations and really has an extraordinary since this since this was revealed and we can expect the same for the u.k. if the ambassador isn't able to provide not to the nation and the first test of relations particularly between the u.s. and germany is coming up next week the space speech trade negotiations between the u.s. and the european union understandably now in jeopardy john stauber from germany's pirate party doesn't think his country isn't entirely innocent victim the german government of course did notice what was happening on the roof top of the u.s. embassy and the u.k. embassy because it's clear for everybody who looks at that big what's going on
there but i think that the german interior secret service they are not allowed to investigate. and this is simply because germany right now is sort of the the u.s. and they want to become a first class partner so our government is simply selling our privacy and their own privacy to climb up the ladder. the u.s. senate has its own vision on resolving spies scandals once and for all by plugging lease with dollars lawmakers have approved the annual intelligence authorization act that includes funding operations to prevent revelations similar to those made by adding snowden the director of the n.s.a. will also have more powers to investigate employees with security clearances. well coming shortly here in our team a resurgent al qaida is reportedly i believe is vulnerable uranium stores. could be used to raise local explosive devices or just to terrify people
and a former british military cameco warfare commander explains to us the potential dangers should these nuclear ingredients fall into the wrong hands that's coming up shortly . now the sochi twenty fourteen winter olympic torch relay is approaching at historic checkpoint final preparations are being made to send it into space martin and this is the cosmic drone where the launch will take place. up up and away yes the countdown begins it's now less than twenty four hours until the olympic torch makes this moment of history this fascinating journey up to the international space station it will be approximately eight more in moscow in the launch where we also see. in london eleven pm new york of course this is a moment in history of course not only the fact that it's the second time. three
soyuz spacecraft have docked with the i assess and will be a total of nine crew members on board so i'll be quite a party up there my opinion i think the space station is one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind in modern times because of the international cooperation of all the countries involved so it's great that we can tie these two great events in and the a limp ics in the international space station tied them together in some small way and we're happy to be a small part of it. the olympic flame is one of the most ancient symbols of peace and it's a great responsibility and a great pleasure to be working with this symbol. taking the specially modified torch because of course you can't have a naked flame in the vacuum of space out of the s.s. on the night of november and the scheduled to come back here down to earth on the eleventh of november lots of press here from all around the world a frenzy of excitement here in baikonur of course there's lots of military the heightened security is in full places going to be almost children military here of
course this is now part of the exciting pan russian school for the olympic torch it's already been to the north pole where it was on nuclear powered ice breaking ship it will make its way to lake baikal the largest freshwater lake in the world go to the very very bottom of that lake and it will also make its way to the tallest mountain in europe to the peak of elbrus before its final journey to the olympic opening ceremony on the seventh of february next year insult you on the black sea so a lot so look forward to but of course at the moment for the next twenty four hours all the eyes on the olympic flame and the torch is journey to morrow to the look forward to in a moment that's promised to be literally out of this world. well we are of course following the torch on its epic journey around russia and beyond and you can keep tabs on it at r.t. dot com.
the netherlands is taking russia to court for detaining greenpeace activist in the arctic ocean in september thirty environmentalist were arrested after trying to scale a russian oil rig and the dutch are demanding their release a report. russia is not going to take part in the proceedings the russian authorities from the get go were saying that they actually have a lot more issues with the dutch government than the dutch government could possibly have for moscow russian authorities are saying that they have been closely monitoring the activities of the arctic sunrise for quite some time and the have been worried about them and how very repeatedly asked for those authorities to do something about the vessel and. those who are on board the arctic sunrise but the netherlands remained kind of mum on the whole matter now what to the netherlands are hoping to take off this tribunal is the provisional release of the thirty people who are on board the vessel from the jail in which they have been since
middle of september they're hoping to get a ruling from the international tribunal sometime in the next couple of weeks at the same time there is talk from the greenpeace press secretary in russia of the activists possibly being transferred to a different jail from mormons which is in the north of petersburg however there is no official confirmation in that regard norris's has said that they would drop the charges of piracy and replace them with charges the pool going isn't very recently however that has not been done yet. so there is a bitter pill for some doctors in the united states every board revealed that somehow torture prisoners instead of giving them treatment the details on that still ahead for you this hour. and the british construction industry is building at its fastest rate since the credit crisis hit a problem in the skilled workers have gone we'll look at why.
i. welcome back this is r.t. after a decade of war in afghanistan georgia has declared that it's game for more nato operations there even after next year's troop pullout tbilisi wants to prove itself to the alliance which are desperately wants to join and as more of an arsenal reports leaders are accused of being willing to pay in blood to do so. these georgian woman suffered a tragic loss the hardest thing for a new mother her songs and rob was son to have got a song and came back in a coffin. his body was frozen the coffin was full of ice when we're open that are so many scars and he's had. i remember woman in military uniform had come
to my place she told me that my son had died in an explosion at the barracks but that he is a hero. rob had planned to get married in september he signed up for military service to get a salary of seven hundred dollars a month so he could start a new life. what all these medals these owners if he's no longer alive what should i do now. georgia under president mikhail saakashvili made joining nato a national priority. as a nonmember the country has been involved in college and operations in afghanistan since two thousand and four georgia has sent around eleven thousand troops there making it the largest known alliance contributor. around thirty georgian soldiers have died in afghanistan. and the new leadership seems likely to stick to that course they use old keys to raise their ratings on the world's arena really has
a more primary stephen should be there has a more why don't they send them to ghana stan why should we pay. sneaker head georgian military expert says the country needs to join nato to protect itself from russia. in two thousand and eight to the least he launched a large scale assault on his rake away province of south of setia in violation of a truce to regain control over it dozens of russians living there were killed the russian military intervened fending off the georgian forces in a five day conflict georgia's new authorities have already pledged to bring self-assertive back into the fold. if we become a nato member then chapter five will protect us and we'll be able to rely on nato as help in the event of any military conflict and we send our children to afghanistan to show average interest to cooperate this is the price we pay yes
nicko also has kids two daughters by asking whether he'd send his son to have denniston if he had one it's a very difficult question but i'd be honored for him to become a hero they spoke of two hundred pages as cold heroes twenty nine stories of young georgian men who died in a military mission in afghanistan fortunately these tragedies have not been repeated since the book was published several months ago but as the country expands its contribution to international mission it's easy to imagine more similar chapters unfolding. r.t. from georgia. well doctors are supposed to heal not harm but some u.s. medics are being accused in an independent study of being complicit in the torture of suspected terrorists claims they helped design inhumane and cruel procedures when they should have stood up to the cia's orders associate professor of medicine
dr alan keller from new york university believes doctors were often the driving force behind implementing abusive treatment was clear policy and practice of the department of defense and. that following the tragic events of september eleventh that torture was institutionalized and that health professionals not only participated passively but frankly led this led this in terms of developing the abusive torture methods that were used in kata following their use and in the pet you waiting a law i that these methods are safe and effective interrogation techniques there is no question that they were torture they were dangerous they were abusive they're not effective in a listening accurate information and they are wrong. his mates add the
notorious one time a bay prison know what it's like to endure intense interrogation and our team group has been given a rare chance to report from within the camp somehow online to see what we've discovered as officials showed off the quit meant for the widely criticized force feeding procedure insisting it's not really that bad. also israel's olive branch to kick start flagging peace talks it's offering to make the barrier which surrounds the west bank the border of any future palestinian state. the alarm sounding at the u.n. over an unguarded uranium warehouse in the libyan desert controlled by a regional weapons dealer. what's worse it's reportedly drawing the interest of al qaida a former british military chemical defense commander has told r.t. what might happen if terrorists get hold of this material it is not highly radioactive itself however we did see a uranium in india some six months ago and it did get hold of this yellowcake.
it is potentially could be used in an easy a radiological explosive device or just used to terrify people it's not very toxic but it is radioactive and that would create a tremendous amount of terror if al qaida got it everybody is is is terrified of radiation and we hear the horror stories for a place like. where accidents to occur and to yellowcake is radioactive it appears to be held in you know an unsecured stool. and although it wouldn't present a a health risk for very short periods but long exposure to it and certainly if yellowcake is ingested and you radium my nose do you suffer from a high degree of cancer from ingesting powders similar to yellow cake so certainly not a total surprise that concerned about it. not happy to have it in the community on
guard it now the rest of libya is still on a knife edge the capital erupted in battles between rival militia groups after the eastern half of libya declared autonomy stablish ing a new government that authority says it now rules that east which produces almost sixty percent of libya's oil the powerful warlord backing the breakaway government has seven hundred thousand troops under his command he shut down nearly half of the country's oil exports this summer and there is a weak central government in tripoli which is struggling to rein in the militia groups one to fans hours told us that he thinks the country's division was helped from abroad. the central government in tripoli has no control over the country at large and the militias have sidelined tribal leaders and taken over power and this this was the intendant consequence from the beginning be nato. intention was never to do niger libya remember. don they split from sudan
because of the oil rich region and they're doing exactly the same here the big. part of libya is all you'd reach so they're going to split it so. they can control the oil directly there being a builder in britain manned good well paid work and plenty of it when the crisis struck it hit construction hard today though firms are doing more business than at any time in the last six years yet attracting a skilled workers back onside is proving tough looks have where the industry is pointing the blame. it's supposed to be a bellwether for the economy as a whole but britain's construction industry has been crippled by the financial crisis literally this central london site was supposed to house a skyscraper called the an echo but those cranes over there have been lying idle for almost two years after financing for the office tower dried up now instead of
the pinnacle those in the business preferred to call it this instead while commercial buildings like private funding government budget cuts have hit public projects hard one hundred fifty thousand skilled construction workers in the u.k. are out of work and on the dole their welfare payments are costing the government if a two billion pounds a year if this government invested when i came to power in the continued with the various plans such as building schools for the few. hospitals we would have actually being planned building works to produce the country the size. crawlers. experts have advised the government that if they invest just five percent of those two billion pounds on funding public building projects such as affordable housing they'll create thousands of jobs there's been a big. pool of government investment and
a projected for continuing to next be is there are things that government can do to get this industry believe me again and i think what we're saying is that government is to get on and do that and not allow the stagnation to carry on for the next five years while sites are abandoned the workforce has been losing skills to paper over the cracks others have been stepping in there are a lot of modern workers working on construction. as saying to baby the elderly because on saw i think that is probably caused by the lack of apprenticeships and the lack of trying that's tied to blogs you know destroy the economic recovery tends to start with the construction sector beginning to move and the good news is that off to years of stagnation in the u.k. the only way from here is. where the boys are the ones that. are now more news from around the world scuffles in mexico city between police and farmers fighting for
a fair price for their products one protester was tackled to the floor and kicked out after running from officers only some farm products are subsidized by the government leaving others to claim their add an economic disadvantage. india has launched its first spacecraft bound for mars the rocket will orbit the earth over the next twenty five days to gather enough speed to continue its journey if the mission is successful india will become only the fourth space program to make it to the red planet after the soviet union the us and your. former israeli foreign minister is to get a job at. in the cabinet after being acquitted of all charges in a corruption case liberman's post was kept open during the course of the trial the far right politician was accused of fraud and breach of trust labor man who was suspected of promoting a diplomat in exchange for details on a probe into his business activities. the pitfalls and opportunities of the crisis
in egypt next crossed up here in our. what's happened is law enforcement and the national security agency has gone behind our collective backs and tried to accomplish this using the courts in secret and that's truly what the issue is a broken whatever trust and violated whatever trust we may have had and that's the
real issue and they're going to have to earn that back the hard way. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to such. a one hundred twenty three days. through two months under two cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killed and. in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face. a limp the torch relay. on our t.v. archie dot com. is a.