tv [untitled] November 23, 2013 1:00am-1:31am EST
the final push towards an historic deal top diplomats descend on geneva amid signs that six negotiating world powers are close to a nuclear agreement with iran. and black the e.u. gets a sharp response from president putin after allegations russia deliberately derailed an integration deal between ukraine and brussels. you have. better in the e.u. to. polish people talk to. the ukrainian government insists rejecting europe as a pragmatic step to safeguard the country's economy also. just about an hour's time you'll see how a flame can burn under water as the torch comes to lake baikal.
from the entire news team thank you for joining us today. with your headlines for this hour there's real hope that finally some kind of deal over iran's nuclear program could be close all the foreign ministers from the six negotiating world powers are changing their show jewels to join the talks and help overcome any remaining obstacles to a landmark agreement in a sign that a breakthrough is possible the six nations talking to iran have reportedly agreed to recognize its right to enrich uranium being a key demand from tehran iran's foreign minister says progress at this round of talks has been as high as ninety percent and r.t. is in geneva with the russian delegation headed by foreign minister sort of for off
but the media is being kept at a distance from the talks as artie's reports. there's been a flurry of activity since russia's jetted into geneva he's already met with his a rainy and counterpart now despite this a number of sticking points still remain here that it's still going to be hammered out if this deal is going to be made and we know that iran's foreign minister has already said that unless the world's powers publicly recognize iran's right to uranium enrichment he's not signing a deal here and we know that coming into these negotiations iran has already made a number of concessions according to reports they've already agreed to stop enriching uranium to five percent and they've also spoken about not using advanced centrifuges anymore but what are they getting in return well the u.s. and the e.u. have agreed to a limited relief on economic sanctions against iran that that's if they ever get to
hammering out that deal so there's still a lot of positions that need to be reconciled and we're talking about protect. easing sanctions against iran at the same time over in the u.s. we've got a hard line is in congress talking about potentially ratcheting up more sanctions against iran so a lot of work still to be done if that gap is going to be bridged by all the flights and we're going to be covering how these negotiations are progressing so stay tuned we're going to see if they can hammer out that historic deal that will bring an end to a decade of political wrangling over iran's nuclear program is political reporting while another obstacle to along the way to deal with israel's staunch opposition to any compromise position is impacting on the negotiating stances of france and america. john limbert the former u.s. deputy assistant secretary of state for iran he was also among the diplomats held
hostage in tehran over thirty years ago he says that just as tyrone is now grown more flexible iran has grown more hardline. but we've seen i think in the last three or four months since the election of president president rouhani and since some of the statements of the support of the supreme leader is i think a change of direction and a serious change of direction in terms of joining the international community but my israeli friends tell me is within israel itself there's a lot of controversy over the issue of iran and what should israeli what should the israeli stand be and some of the more extreme stands that are coming that coming out which oppose any any deal are creating concern in is a concern in israel a lot of people are quite have been criticizing the prime minister look what. prime minister netanyahu seems to be asking for is not
a negotiated deal but in fact an iranian surrender where they are pressured into simply give giving up well that's that's not a negotiation that's a so that's a surrender and if you get if you do squeeze somebody so hard that they surrender such an it such an agreement simply isn't going to last i hear it so you will be following the progress of the nuclear talks in geneva throughout the day both on air and online and on to you dot com also on our website we're asking you about the prospects of an agreement you can cost your opinion on the issue. for now here in the e.u. has accused russia of blackmailing ukraine into ditching plans for european integration and joining a regional customs union instead moscow however says kiev was scared away by the e.u.'s political and economic pressure.
yeah you can hear the voices their discontent over the abandoned trade talks between kiev and brussels reaching the streets of the ukrainian capital thousands joining a second day of protest despite the government insisting a deal would have devastated the country's economy azziz aleksey on a chef scale now has a look at the broken expectations. back to square one for ukraine's politics or kiev central square to be precise in two thousand and four the orange revolution started here independence square the event which dramatically changed political life in ukraine and set it on a year integration course nine years later the square is filled with people again only this time they hear because their president took a turn around well these protesters have been furious with the decision we have to wait for an independent ukraine we have to fight for tomorrow other people believe ukraine may have in fact dodged
a bullet. you decision to suspend the preparation of signing the association agreement and zone of free trade with the e.u. is the only one possible in the current difficult economic situation which we now have in ukraine do you have a delusion that life will be better in the e.u. talk to. polish people talk to variants right now the e.u. is in a kind of a death spiral the e.u. has little right now to offer craning hours after the korean government's decision reports emerged that unocal beach told his list sweeney and counterpart in a phone call that russia economically blackmailed kia out of signing the deal with the european union. i don't know what the ukrainian president was talking about with his lithuanian counterpart maybe we should all scar american friends about that. well of saying that ukraine would not enjoy trade benefits with russia if it formed a free trade zone with the e.u. is blackmail how would one describe these statements by european officials the
signing of the most ambitious agreements the e.u. has ever offered to patna country would have sent a clear signal to investors worldwide that ukraine is serious about its modernization pledge and becoming a predictable and reliable interlocutor for international markets. when i heard dodges found out yesterday that ukraine has suspended not cancelled but suspended negotiations with the e.u. and wants to review everything we heard a threat from the e.u. to ukraine all the way up to organizing mass protests this is pressure and blackmail having received no promise of compensation for potential economic damages from aligning with the e.u. give wants to create a three party commission with brussels and moscow to find a way to alleviate those losses which suggest unocal which has merely suspended not council the association strife the opposition meanwhile says it will continue taking people into the streets and demands that the president is impeached alexi
russia reporting from key of ukraine and r.t. has been gathering expert analysis on how kiev could benefit from signing potential trade pacts here's what we heard. the opportunity to be part of an absolutely huge free trade zone it's a fantastic idea but the problem we really have is that already the european union model has been deeply compromised by the addition of countries that weren't ready such as belgariad and rumania the european union itself really has to concentrate on its own internal economic problems to say that this is a sort of a unexpected totally unexpected move is very strange because of course you can quest to balance and see whether it's interesting as well. as for example the european union to dictate to greece. or to perth to go ok other countries and impose a standard to you and friends and millions of people losing their jobs i think it's
a it's a rouse move and the biggest loser here is the e.u. because the e.u. has conceived this agreement like all the other agreements that it tries to time with european states as a geo political project very important to understand that in the midst of all these are accusations against russia it's actually the e.u. which sees it with expansion as it should let it all and indeed an ideological project and that's what has just hit the rocks today and online we've lined up the five reasons why kiev decided against further european integration at r.t. dot com you can also share your thoughts in the comments section. for it for now here on the program via limpid torch for the twenty fourteen winter games in sochi it's going to new depths in siberia and the latest destination is the bottom of the world's deepest lake lake baikal our correspondent james brown explaining how the fray will continue to burn even in the dark shadowy depths of
lake lake baikal. to borrow a phrase from a well known science by series the olympic torch continues to boldly go where no elliptic torch has gone before it's been to the north pole it's even been in space and now it's come to maybe russia's most famous and beautiful natural landmark lake baikal but this is no ordinary torch relay because it's not just coming to lake baikal it's going in lake baikal and that of course means it needs special technology you can see our divers preparing behind me and they will have torches that can burn hotter than two thousand degrees effectively acting as underwater flares they'll be three of them they will descend to around ten meters past the flame along between them and then surface where they'll give it to the mysteriously
named birdman of by karl who apparently is going to then fly it back to the shore stay tuned because it's going to be a great show. glad to see that. braced as thousands of activists travel to the city to commemorate the death of a colleague some twenty years ago. plus cracking down only because washington is putting a price on protests driven by america's old oil. flow for. the.
thank you for sharing your saturday morning with us here on r t i'm rule re sushi in moscow several thousand people are expected to march to remember an anti fascism activist who was murdered by germany's still striving to ban far right parties who know which political and social views the country's trying to forget peter all of a father report the horrors of germany's history with the far right so perhaps no better illustrated than here in central berlin at the memorial to those who were murdered during the holocaust and later on saturday there was tension going to see clashes between paul like the nazis and anti fascist groups both here in berlin and other cities around the country now here in berlin it's taking part in the memorial to the murdering of a county fascist activist who was stabbed to death in
a metro station twenty one years ago now in the past that house resulted in clashes between the far right and the far left now to find out a little bit more about the role of the fall right in how they still exist here in modern germany i'm joined by dr gideon bosch thank you very much a historian and political scientist now. we stood next to the holocaust memorial perhaps there is no more poignant memorial to the horrors of naziism how much do these neo nazis relate to the dictatorship of the one thousand nine hundred forty s. . definitely proud of this regime and so they want to establish a rule comparable to nazi with who all these people where do they come from within society i mean you look around in germany the reminders are still there all of the the suffering of the german people. see is them how can people turn towards images
like this will stick it it's very different to. come to this movement very different ways to get in touch with them but we find them many cases we find a fascination of national socialists they want to as they are really fast fascinated by hitler. and they do not believe they don't believe in what they. view of the history thank you very much that was dr gideon bush a political scientist and historian speaking to me about modern day neo nazi ism and fascism here in germany throughout the day i'll be bringing you updates on what's going on here on r.t. well there were some unfortunate echoes of naziism. ice hockey match a group of supporters laid out a symbol on the ice right here has more than a passing resemblance to a swastika but a full story online for you right now. also the name of uncounted dead that's how
they'll stay in the u.s. congress for objecting attempts to force the intelligence services to admit how many people have been killed in drone strikes those details also one line right now . thank you for joining us here on r.t. on rory sushi in moscow the shale gas boom in the united states has prompted a congress to make amendments to the first amendment freedom of speech and assembly might now come with a price tag when it comes to staging an anti fracking protest and if indeed the new legislation becomes law the fine for speaking out could be five thousand dollars
guy a teacher can reports. when romania granted the u.s. oil giant chevron more than a million acres of land to drill for shale deposits thousands of romanians took to the streets to protest oh they soon found out there was little they could do to protect their soil. in holland farmers stood up against chevron to fight fracking to no avail fracking pumps a high pressure cocktail of water sand and chemicals underground to release the shale gas from the bedrock the environmentalists say it has the potential to trigger earthquakes as well as polluted groundwater and the surrounding countryside the problems with shale gas mining in poland is a question of secretiveness and kind of not telling people the real truth about what's going on and not always telling never telling the other side the down side and i discovered this to be true with a polish government and proposal thirty's because they are in fact on the side of
these big corporations walski partly shot his documentary drill baby drill in poland he says polish state television refused to baka that you know normal people . can get the information to fight against the corporations and the normal people you know do the middle class people their objective is really to protect the land here to protect their place and the chevron. the corporations are here to exploit the land and they're going to leave but the farmers will be here and this is really what the fight is about us energy giant grilled abroad and at home and congress has been more than helpful to them domestically this week the house of representatives passed a bill that would impose a five thousand dollars a year on anyone wishing to stage an official protest against the drilling project . to become law the bill also needs to make its way to the senate before being signed by the president this is pathetic sad silly attempt by
industry to squelch to my. the opponents of fracking on both sides of the atlantic or even more fearful about the future of the democratic process as their governments and major corporations negotiate free trade agreements like the one between the u.s. and the e.u. that would effectively enable american companies to bypass european courts and challenge e.u. governments international tribunals whenever they felt that laws in the areas of public health the environment or social protection interfere with their profits and the opponents say it would give trans nationals even greater access to their soil and leave the people with even less say about their land going to check on our team . afghanistan's leader hamid karzai is putting the brakes on a treaty which would allow american troops to stay in the country after twenty fourteen washington wants a quick deal karzai says any agreement should only be ratified after next year's
afghan presidential elections now elders from all across the country are currently debating whether or not to support the accord and he wore activist brian baca says president karzai is in a very delicate position. karzai is worried of course that he owes his existence to the presence of the american forces that have kept him in power and yet at the same time he knows that millions of afghans resent our angry indignation about the fact of the united states government has run roughshod over their country for the last twelve years what the united states is proposing is that the united states will maintain military bases and soldiers in afghanistan for a quarter of a century twenty twenty four is almost a quarter of a century after the two thousand and one invasion this is a clear instance of a colonial relationship where the united states invades and occupies a country uses various pretexts and then maintains military bases so that ultimately whoever is the government after cars i the us will be the determine or
the real power in afghanistan by well the time here to egypt we go valan clashes between supporters and opponents of the muslim brotherhood have left three dead including a ten year old boy a police intervened firing into the air showering the crowds with tear gas at the rally one hundred days since security forces disposed of major demonstration by supporters of the ex-president killing hundreds in the process. a twin bomb blast has killed at least five and injured eighteen in pakistan city of karachi explosive devices were hidden on motorcycles just outside cafes and no one has taken responsibility for the blasts which were in an area where both sunni and shia communities co-exist. marking the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of president john f. kennedy so protests and scuffles with police demonstrate two shouting the cia
killed j.f.k. accuse the government of covering up the real story behind the president's death they also used the occasion to claim freedom of speech is under attack in the u.s. a moral ceremonies were held in the city of dollar. of course not swear kennedy was shot dead allegedly by the sniper the harvey oswald. but you should do more to explain why it's selling billions of pounds worth of weapons to all thora tarion regimes in saudi arabia and bahrain that's the view of a report by british m.p.'s which concluded the poor human rights record of the nations wasn't a good enough reason to stop sending their moms laura smith reports. it points out the ethical thailand of the u.k. having this close relationship with bahrain and saudi arabia who obviously have such poor human rights records but it is the most important thing is that the government finds new ways of selling that relationship to the public essentially
explaining its approach to the british public and not necessarily doing anything about. an issue so for example the committee says that as there are concerns about juggling human rights with these lucrative trade deals. recognizes that saudi arabia's role as a key purchaser of arms from the u.k. is quite controversial but it says it all balance there's no point in ending that relationship it wouldn't have any purpose at all now the campaign against the arms trade is not impressed with the keys is the foreign affairs committee is providing basically the government says continue to pander to despicable regimes in the service of arms contracts particularly for the. so basically what this report is doing is recognizing the hypocrisy but not doing anything about it it's a representative of the campaign against trade believes the government's attempting
to whitewash its ties with the despotic regimes. there is a wrong attitude by the british government because it is they're always saying we've got to understand the saudis with quarter pounder to them with court to try to understand that point of view we will have influence over them if we take the extra steps. to try to foster good relationships we say that that's just the wrong way around you should put human rights human rights the saudis human rights and expect treat workers in saudi arabia and of course in bahrain as well they should be at the center of u.k. government policy it shouldn't be about selling arms it should be about supporting human rights and that's the problem with this report human rights takes very much a second place to commercial interests and particularly to the interests of the big arms companies and right after the break here on r.t. abby martin breaking the set of you can stay with us.
there is now an all new form of humanitarian aid for the twenty first century created by members of the occupy movement this is nothing to do with hunger or homelessness but a different key problem in the so-called first world debt the rolling jubilee project has already bought around fifteen million dollars in personal debt for americans around the country most of the financial obligations that they bought were for medical bills and now the people who had to pay these bills are free from their burdens the group claims that the secondary debt market is very cheap and they are able to buy the nearly fifteen million dollars in debt for only four hundred thousand dollars the secondary market exists because banks try to sell consistently unpaid debt to third parties for less than a nickel on the dollar right now i would be begging the rolling jubilee project to
get rid of my college loans but alas this is always purchased anonymously so it's all pure luck who gets their debt purchased the important thing about this project is that they're actually doing something against the evil system instead of just blogging about it and all the fifteen million dollars is a time a need to drop in the debt bucket it may have really saved the financial lives of many americans but that's just my opinion. so let me just tell you something right now president george w. bush never claimed they were right to extradition really assassinate american citizens this president barack obama should be impeached for crimes against the citizens and against the constitution because he has killed women and children in drone strikes so i just like to say that i think that history is not going to judge the presidency of barack obama and george bush in the same light whatsoever i think obama is way worse than bush and i am not a big fan of george w.
bush ok and you could probably be co-hosting this program. i guess i don't need to sing very much definitely did you reflect upon what we've heard from good ruby and from ostomy there is no compare and contrast between either president whatsoever this side's having a spending problem this president currently has spent and the debt and deficits out of control more than all presidents combined however george w. bush did spend too much but his governing style foreign policy prowess taking a set of crisis and leadership style or night and day over what president obama's are. fact that. i would like to know did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy schreck albus. role. in
fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our crack cynical we've been hijacked right handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers one still just my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem. rational debate and real discussion critical issues facing that define ready to join the movement then walk in the big picture. the the. the. happy friday people on abby martin and this is breaking the sads whole looks like big brother isn't reared its ugly head again this time in oakland again this
tuesday they open city council approved a resolution to go for the creation of a domain awareness center what's that sounds innocent enough but in reality the center would be a surveillance hub for oakland police align them to monitor the city's video cameras gunshot attackers and license plate readers being from oakland and experiencing firsthand the brutality from the police against peaceful protesters let's just say that oakland residents are going to let this happen without putting up a fight in fact the issue has been so contentious among the people that tuesday's city council meeting had to be cleared out by police after protesters continually shouted down the council members discussing the bill now the city council has to find a new contractor to help build the center because there. the company science apply applications international has deep ties of the nuclear weapons industry which is against oakland city law so not only is oakland potentially violating fourth amendment rights by creating the hub in the first place but the city council can't even abide by its own city logs of course if if.