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the place that some gulag marks my. life now to new center ten pm in moscow crowds in hundreds of cities across the globe have taken part in the million man march against corruption and corporate greed and online privacy breach. tensions between germany the u.k. over spying allegations grow berlin's accusing london of breaching international law by using its embassy roof as a surveillance post. deadlocks its the syrian capital damascus while a suicide bombing rocks a town in the south of the country this spike in terror comes as the prospects of peace talks moved further away we discussed that live this hour. on a happier note reaching for the stars the olympic torch for those winter games in sochi prepares for lift off in its first ever space for the report from said launch site.
pretty good even if you joined us kevin i am with you this hour you're watching r.t. our top story. took on a global field this year activists say more than four hundred cities around the world turned out for that million mosque march to show their anger at corrupt politicians corporate rule and states of aliens in london the night was marred by. scuffles and arrests crowds started to fun at buckingham palace and parliament square for a while the police moved in as you can see sarah first got that side of the story. oh right. trying to first run the greater good of the movie among the other cargo that read a lot of resistance from the protesters. sort of other people know more of us but mostly even more than that in the last thirty. days with very very ugly approaches
like i crave the right lively not be ruined he told me that the net effect is that it would be a. rather unexpectedly the million mom march here in london has paid the fees they gave 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 mall with. was. well the man must wait i think here in london have ended up outside buckingham palace. and then even making it across the gate we seeing prices breakouts and i for tween police and protesters and some of the groups then saying often as he says coming over way down
here of course this may even have been taking place in cities around the world tonight but here in london protesters ending the evening outside buckingham palace sara first artsy. ok nice picture and then that speech that in the u.k. was go cross the atlantic there protest as the united states also took their chance to deliver a firm no to corporate greed and privacy breaches crowds marched through downtown los angeles to show their solidarity with the movement many of them aligned to the occupy wall street front meantime over on the east coast activists also gathered outside my surprise of the white house to protest from washington correspondent gun if you can reports now. 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 focused against the persecution of whistleblowers they protest against law saying told the world's biggest producer of genetically modified seeds so generally speaking they see themselves as
a movement against the government and corporation is taking advantage of the people . 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 massed movement like this can achieve anything other than just making noise well last year they were instrumental in informing people about this cispa legislation that would provide legal protection to internet giants that funneled private information of their users two thousand agencies and now in light of edward snowden's revelations they demand a drastic overhaul of the n.s.a.
well a million masqueraders on the case of the countries like thing up is where the people turned out in force almost every continent in europe france italy portugal so crowds governing the streets wearing masks elsewhere in canada mexico brazil it turned out to demonstrations also happened in japan australia and new zealand and of course the rosemont by that guy fawkes mask has become a symbol of the protest movement and a top selling item on one of the martin looks at the significance that. be hard pressed to not find this mask at a recent protest but ironically every time the mask is purchased time warner gets a cut yes because of time turners movie if the company also trademarked 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.
next the spying scandal between germany and britain is gathering force but want london that using its embassy as a surveillance post is illegal under international law the allegations of u.k. snooping come on the heels of course of another revelation america's president of spying on the german chancellor of the laura smith is the latest. now we know of course that it wasn't just the us who was eavesdropping on the germans it's have been 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 which of course is in the heart of a not very far from the german parliament not at all far from calls. you see
pictures of it it's pretty obvious that it's there it's a sort of white box. 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 by data and long just longer distance communications right across the german capital so it's incredibly intrusive syncros really awkward for the british red faces all around the british ambassador has been summoned to the german foreign minister to try to explain himself in german and u.s. diplomatic relations 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 now to protect the nation and the first test of those relations particularly between the u.s. and germany is coming up next week the space be trade negotiations between the u.s. and the european union understandably those are now in jeopardy or smith in our
london bureau with european parliament paul murphy says he thinks that although there will be consequences for london in the end business interests will prevail over public demands for justice. germany and britain are both in the european union together they are meant to be part of a common political project and so it's more difficult for them to express the open antagonism that does exist but at the same time i think it's going to have consequences or it will deepen the divide between the. britain as represented by the government within germany. there is kind of star of difference there with britain more representing an atlanticist view of the european union obviously being part of the so-called five together with the u.s. you know u.s. led was counted a strain in new zealand and britain whereby they spy on others but supposedly agree not to spy on each other i think actually what would happen is that there's an
attempt there'd be an attempt by the governments to so madi express and give voice to be felt by people but then to try and put a lid on it because if you look at what's happening between the you with the us i mean there is words of criticism but then both sides want to get on for example with the free trade agreement between the e.u. and the us because they see it as being in the interests of big business on both sides with the u.k. party going to no rush to give burley nonces over the latest spying allegations peter all of it went to find out what the german people themselves that the said bout it. the fallout from the revelations that britain may have had a spy nest on the roof of its embassy in berlin it being felt right across germany here in rural northern bavaria the local newspaper carries the headline now even the british as spying on us it also has a picture of the locations of the british and american embassies and where the various listening posts were supposed to be now the people who we speak to here say
this really isn't what friends do to one another sure terms. it's shocking we've been friends with britain for a long time outside i don't know this dish i think it's shameful what they've done and they don't care if systems right now try to do disgusting but nothing will get done so on that you think it's not ok what can we do against this type of operation the response from britain that they don't question when it comes to matters of national security hasn't done anything to ease the common sense of people all across germany who are left wondering just how much of their personal and private data is being listened to or looked at by their allies in the united kingdom all of which could lead to some potentially interesting talks next time david cameron meets with angola merkel but could end up having some role that toxic implications for relations between two of europe's major powers. so add this our investigation
showed flight on military torture in the united states and pendant reports has shown that while the defense department the cia masterminded the abusive treatment it was doctors a medical staff who were more hands on and ministering it plus nationwide strike in greece public services and transport for twenty four hours as protesters got all out against a sturdy program whipped up by the country's international lenders examine their two. terrorist attacks across syria have left at least sixteen people dead according to local media in the north of the country they shelled a power plant disrupting electricity supplies to the strategic city of aleppo party's policy is called the latest. at least eight people have been killed and many more injured in the capital city of damascus as a result of an explosion that happened at the entrance to the railway building among those injured are women children and construction workers there is no group that as of yet has come forward to claim responsibility for this attack but the
government is calling it the work of terrorists which does refer to opposition and rebel fighters who have been backing it out with the syrian president bashar assad at the same time there's been a second incident of violence in the southern city of psuedo now there we're hearing that a suicide bomber drove a car into a building belonging to the syrian military intelligence and then in another incident in hama province they we're hearing that a gang has attacked a military outpost again no word there of casualties but this has been a bloody few hours of violence in syria the attacks come in the wake of no movement on the diplomatic front there had been hope that geneva two would bring together the syrian government and the opposition before the end of the year but the latest word now is that on november the twenty fifth the russian as well as the american delegates under the umbrella of the united nations arab league envoy lakhdar brahimi will meet and only even perhaps while they agree on
a date by when to have this next round of negotiations the problem is the sticking points which first and foremost is the division within the opposition and they also are insisting that the syrian president bashar assad is removed before they're prepared to come to talks now this comes on the back of several weeks of foreign inspectors working inside syria and up until now the wood from these inspectors has always been positive. wellmost paulo is saying that despite the progress in syria's chemical disarmament hailed by the international chemical watchdog in the world there is still skepticism coming from america u.s. officials say the assad government may be trying to hold on to some of his toxic arsenal i spoke to gerald kogan about that is an author and journalist who's been writing extensively on the syrian conflict he says such statements there are just out to desperation on washington's part he thinks i think the west is very very desperate in syria right now they've been bogged down there now for two years with foreign mercenaries and foreign terrorist groups they've been basically sending
over the border from turkey and from lebanon and from iraq and neighboring countries so they are not really interested in disarming syria this is not a question of this are in syria this is basically a smokescreen what they're really trying to do is cover up for their own crimes crimes of the groups that they've been sending into syria now is this two thousand and eleven these are these are clerical fascist groups extremists are funded by saudi arabia and qatar and israel and what they're trying to do is to divert attention from the terrible atrocities being committed by these groups and blame the assad government again but there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever of the use of chemical weapons against the syrian population by the syrian government. things up a little bit coming up shortly a look at the upcoming space journey for that olympic torch it's heading up to space within the next twenty four hours and in its case after the break.
markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy. look at the global financial headline news. reports on our. welcome back the sochi twenty fourteen winter olympic torch relay suppression of historic checkpoint now final preparations are being made to send it into wall bit wanted andras is out that cosmodrome where the launch is set to take place. well the countdown begins and away less than twenty four hours before this russian space rocket jets off into space with the three crewmembers suppliers and of course the olympic torch it will take between six and eight hours to reach the international space station in ten minutes just to reach zero gravity and once connected with the international space station tomorrow only the second time in history that they will
have three so those capsules on board and a total of nine crew members so even though will be quite cramped from tomorrow late afternoon will certainly be a party as for the space walk they can't have the naked flame in the vacuum of space and they also can't have the flame inside the i assessed you to safety procedures but they do have a modified towards take that outside the i assess on the ninth of november cosmonauts all are cut off and he will be making that historical space walk on there for the night and they will then be returning with three remaining crew members back to here on november the eleventh once the torch is back on terra firma it will then continue its journey around russia in total will be covering sixty five thousand kilometers of terrain covering eighty three regions of russia it will go on to lake baikal to the bottom of the lake in siberia the largest freshwater lake in the world and a wall eventually make its way to the top of mount elbrus the tallest mountain in
europe ahead of its final journey to the opening ceremony in such on the black sea on the seventh of february here of course we'll be covering the live blog for you too on our two is on our t.v. is the torch is take you to space should be able to follow its remarkable journey live from takeoff to the torch is first moment on the international space station a great moment. next the day greece stood still public services in transports being crippled by a nationwide strike against tightening austerity around fifteen thousand people joined a twenty four hour walk the move coincides with the arrival of the country's international lenders known as the troika accused by many of destroying greece the credit system
to convince the government to take another couple of billion euros for next year's bailout while athens is saying it needs five times u.s. citizen accurst from the civil servants confederation in greece believes his country is stuck in a vicious circle. we want to send a message to the government and to the troika that it is enough with this kind of austerity policy this for policy have failed already for three years they promise that it will be a development in the country it should be a growth but he said of these we see poverty growing up we see unemployment people and when we don't see any result in the numbers and this and the statistics and the figures are for public debt and the public deficit all these loans everybody knows that all this money they're giving they're going to have to pay back this loans this situation cannot continue anymore. i was called last great stuff london a few online that we show you can find of interest there now our correspondent providing an eclipse into the femur exclusion zone. is in japan is working on
reports from the scene of facts of twenty eleven nuclear disaster you can follow on instagram to see how the situation is developing. along a you tube channel got some breathtaking for the adventure a rocketing through the skies near mount fuji to synch with these jet powered wing good stuff. today. these are the images. from the streets of canada. the netherlands is taking russia to maritime court demanding the release of those greenpeace activists detained in the arctic more than
a month ago the environmentalists who tried to scale that russian offshore oil rig aboard a dutch flagged vessel and charged with. the latest on the case. 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 they have been worried about them and how very repeatedly asked for those authorities to do something about the vessel and. those who are aboard the arctic sunrise but the netherlands remained kind of mom 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 in board the vessel from jail in which they have been since and middle of september they're hoping to get that ruling from the international tribunal sometime in the next couple of weeks. reporting there more world news in
brief. this is confirmed radioactive polonium is a possible cause of the death of palestinian leader yasser arafat those tests some of the samples from his exhibit body as well as from his clothes coat high levels of the persians material. before he died in a french hospital in november the eleventh age seventy five palestinian authorities claim he could be poisoned by israeli forces. rebels say they're ready to go or armed insurgency that no say they're going to use any political means to attain their goals the twenty three group has been fighting the government in the eastern democratic republic of congo since last year and over the militants were forced out of their struggles last week offensive launched by the congolese army and backed by u.n. troops at least eight hundred thousand people have fled their homes since the start of the fighting. gyptian courts upheld a ruling now imposing an out right on the muslim brotherhood back in september the group stripped of its legal status following the army's overthrow of president
morsi in july key figures in the brotherhood including we deposed head of state are currently facing charges of inciting violence those trials. as well as the future facing egypt to run a discussion in peter first cross talk to. the trial has been adjourned it started it's already been adjourned has been described by morsy supporters as illegal unfair unjust and unconstitutional how do you react to that there are signals on there are signs that we have seen it may make us believe that this trial is turning to be a political feud or the most illegitimate institution in egypt right now is the judiciary they are able to go through for trial an appeals process to take on hosni mubarak for the crimes that he allegedly committed during the two thousand and eleven operating and now you see the crimes of the muslim brotherhood being put on trial and if they are found guilty there may be an appeals process there may be another acquittal. u.s.
medics working for the military been accused of using torture to gather intelligence from terrorist suspects a new independent report suggests the department of defense and the cia or did doctors to carry out quote inhumane and cruel procedures dr alan keller who took part of the inquiry says many of the techniques were designed by the medical staff themselves. it was clear policy and practice of the department of defense and of the cia 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 cot a following their use and in per pet you eating a lot i that these methods are safe and effective it's to interrogate 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. well following on from a report for take me perhaps we continue to report on life after serving a prison sentence in the world's most notorious attention center guantanamo bay program here right after the break.
if you refuse economic down in the final all day long the deal sank i and the rest because i think the case it will be everything we own all. morning news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are on the day.
please. margy dot com is launching a special project to mark the appalling scale of violence in iraq. we want you to know. in a blow to the u.n. scope of the super cold rule today that the prison is it going to move to legally challenge their detention you will schools. what we want is an immediate cessation of conditions that are cruel inhuman or degrading or they constitute torture. human rights law in full taining the most ruling is now demanding the release of food to the names so that they can do you think the government has so far refused to release the name still twenty do you know how many we have you sure
. know. not today well it seems like a perfectly reasonable request the gee why don't you just give us all the names it may not be. that is what i say. i never heard of her knew of her until. you have a pal or took storage a moral part or see. that's what i. would like a wake up call for me as i could i would have been submerged in the stonewalling efforts of my government of my colleagues there get go. i'm going along with that stonewalling and do placing these obstacles in the way.
of these attorneys who are trying to get information. nearing the end of my tour there. are sometimes going to be a darn that's going to be done by me and has been have a short amount of time to do it. barber all sense he wants the next i know where i get the next. inspect your bags they look at your things and you have something like that. they're going to prosecute you and i knew i made a list of names they're not calling me a felon with that. this so figured out a way you know how my going to get off the island. and that's when i decided i would minimize regular pieces of paper. but the shrink anough to where i could put it in a card and mail it off the island. my thinking was in when i went through the postal system was that whoever's handling that card would if it's a little bit thick.