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rhodes didn't. drop his. story and scattered for the ukrainian opposition activists braze themselves for the whilst as riots police surround that camp in the cotswolds but the chief of the security forces as are sold isn't part of the plan. the bahraini government steps up its legal quanta down on pro-reform accidents as the number of those arrested edges closer to the three thousand mom. david cameron takes to launching an inquiry into an all planned strike after employees inflated a giant rat outside the home of a senior manager to protest against his shrewdness.
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this is aussie international coming to life. and welcome to. on to government protesters in the sun told the ukrainian capital are bracing themselves for a long siege or even an assault riot police and security forces have moved in to surround that makeshift camps across countries that for us right now and how that poll says it from here it seems pretty tense that in kiev what's going on that way you are. well there's are still are the air of uncertainty hanging over central kiev right now the protests continuing peacefully behind me just by the absolutely atrocious weather conditions. on the fringes of this square all around us are hundreds of riot police have gathered now at the moment is unclear for their
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presence is the reason for their presence is unknown although the security forces have said that they have no intention of taking either the square or retaking government buildings by force no one theory for their presence is that they are here to form their own blockade around the square and in essence blockade the protesters and to try and starve them of their supply chain their supply line of of warm clothes hot food and fireworks and one high profile opposition leader vitaly klitschko of course the heavyweight boxing world champion is urging protesters not to respond to what he calls this provocation now it's also a merged on the monday that president viktor yanukovych has going to have meetings or a meeting on tuesday with three former ukrainian president to discuss the matter while a huge foreign policy chief catherine ashton is also arriving in kiev on tuesday to try and find a political solution to the crisis or the moment we are simply waiting to see what the next move is now also today pieces of the lending statue that were other was
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brought down by protesters on sunday night of emerging on the internet auction sites the protesters start the marksmen i took a sledgehammer to the lenin statue and brought it down just by cools from the opposition to the protests to remain peaceful as my colleague. rina ghoulish to reports. and then toppled and smashed the statue of one revolutionary has fallen victim to a new generation of marys they call him the ultimate evil but somehow take their cue from his methods as lenin did a hundred years before then protesters in kiev have captured a barricade of a handful of civic buildings. right now the scene there is a mix of a refugee camp and gypsy village a hippie hangout. and a rock concert with a whole lot of political slogans thrown in. this is what ukrainian opposition calls a revolution others though have
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a different name for it we've seen things happening in ukraine we see the storm a government building you see violence we see patches of all those being huge trash waiting to go if this was happening in the happening in front of his back in germany then of course these people would be denounced as right as you know maybe giving very stiff resistance to the protest efforts are getting a financial helping hand from contributors who drop cash into special collection box that has been set up and securities provided by the so-called revolutionary guard youthen masks and helmets whose job is to ward off hostile forces from the gates of the citadel the movement has been blocking the heart of the city and its major thorold there for two weeks now. here with us those who incite you to blockade the cabinet of ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of ukraine stop and think see just salaries doctors pay mergence he said
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this is all depend on the continued functioning of this government. to no avail though protest leaders are certain this paralysis is the right way to go in order to reach. there gloria's goal you see a pattern here of of escalation in provocation a very large public provocation a few nights ago they were using chains and tractors and of course the police as police do everywhere reacted with violence what would happen if someone drove a tractor and tried to drive it into the white house lawn you're going to tell me that there wouldn't be violence against the hundred thousand people trying to break into the white house this is one of the latest protests organized by the state prosecutor's office here in kiev where people have staged a sit in l.a. and and a tent city so those who came into work today had to literally step over protesters in order to get to their jobs exercising their rights to go to work just as people here are taking up their right to rally but they feel they aren't being seen as
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equal by the opposition leaders or by western officials in those girls r.t. key of. and as the arena was saying that tensions in central kiev are being stoked on social networks were also also theories are being posted here and some of the rumors that precede it sunday's mass rally the most widespread messages were the authorities planning a violent dispersal of protest using special forces pulled into the competition from other regions these speculations was fueled further by reports that tonks were also on their way to and otherwise threats here and that's been circulating for the past week is that authorities were about to introduce a state of emergency none of those rumors came true but modern history professor mark almond says it's wrong to underestimate the danger of rumors like this. there is a temp through a rumor mill to create
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a heightened sense of tension in the law those who remembered these so-called orange revolution in two thousand and four will remember we were told them that the russian suspects not special forces lurking in the woods in a careful way to crack down they weren't nothing happened so we're seeing a kind of propaganda war psychological war taking place using abuse rumors of both crackdown domestically and even foreign interference whilst at the same time very western new to western governments who report these rumors completely ignore the evidence of their own involvement in supporting the opposition providing technical training camps providing financial and other forms of assistance providing a media platform for them and so on. so ukraine's prose has have changed from being pro e.u. demonstrations and are now mostly anti-government but they remain the focus of attention for european politicians and to mark almond told us what's leering many of them to independence square first of all we see
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a parade of losers coming to care for the rest of l. of the german foreign minister's party was annihilated in the recent german action it lost all the seats kaczynski the former polish prime minister is a loser. saakashvili the president reviled by the population for his brutality and the portraits present a coming because it gives them a sense of self-importance but also they're coming because the western past and. your impression brussels may terms or see ukraine as a key strategic factor they want to crane to be under their thumb. because they are deeply hostile to russia and poland bass political and financial commentator patrick young believes e.u. politician is a using the ukrainian opposition for their own domestic purposes. m.-e. piece members of the european parliament are terrified that they're about to be outflanked by until european forces in elections in four and five months time
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therefore they're doing anything to try and get a tinge of popularity and of course the way they do that in the socialist european superstate of the e.u. is try and be seen around liberal demonstrators at all times because it kind of inflates their ok credentials of looking like hippy liberals the truth is they have no coherent concept of why or what they could do with ukraine and in fact the worst thing that could happen in many senses is that ukraine knowledge signs this economic deal because if it did a live free movement of labor it would be chaos for europe as usual the european union a super state of humbug and hypocrisy. than we are fools some of the developments in the ukrainian capital on and online also on our websites as he dot com you can find the most traumatic five times and visas come down to cali tax.
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bahrain has thrown another group of activists including minors behind bars bringing the total number of those arrested in december alone to twenty eight purchased to say in recent months the government's crackdown has become unsufferable the bahraini people struggle for reform goes back almost three years ago to february twentieth eleven one of four demonstrators were killed as police clash a rally but in a months later the authorities imposed martial law which allowed troops to suppress the dissent by that time the number of those arrested stood at a thousand that's increased threefold by now but legal and physical pressure on the acts of this has failed to kill the protest momentum the morning reacted by further tie saying the screws this year toughening the punishments for those speaking out but as a policy or reports now this is still unlikely to silence the opposition. it's
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the arab spring is forgotten revolution nearly three years have gone by since the people of the rain inspired by vintage libya and egypt goes up against an oppressive regime and demanded reform but there uprising was brutally crushed within a matter of weeks. of the human rights violation in my country. starting from the small police officer and minister of interior reaching to the king of bahrain who is legally responsible of all the human rights violations and syud yousif elmo hafter has been forced to seek refuge in europe because of death threats against him and his family and i gather bahraini activists he criticizes washington and its allies for being quick to condemn crackdowns in some countries while ignoring others oh it's better than the human rights in bahrain and. their interests it's better than human rights situation in bahrain so that's where we are a victim. of the better standard because we live in oil going to last week the
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global manami dialogue for them pointedly ignored the crackdown u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel made it clear in his speech that he was more concerned about military matters they want to feel there are some you have everybody are slaves so that's why they don't want anyone to talk about democracy liftin that if they give them crossing are moving oh lord. so i remember. so far according to amnesty international more than a hundred people have been killed and almost three thousand imprisoned in the bahraini protests many more have been tortured in a crackdown if remains a far removed from the world's attention policia r.t. . and bahraini politician. who was arrested this also says the government's determined to deal with the public discontent in
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a certain way the problem back then is very very sick to understand we have absolute authority. family and we do ours or thirty years to be shared well by the people on the floor and. the political system that is retaining the power to the people rule of law was never meant to have an illegal law compared to the international community stand and your own forces biased police and courts that is one party rule so i think is just part of the punishment and part of the threats and fears today acquisition of the activists not to join the movement that calling for simple rights universal rights of their people to be equal to have dignity to participate in political system and to have development that despaired with everyone. imagine watching your house literally crumble in front of your eyes
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and not being able to do anything about it that's how texans are living the rocking side feel right now coming out for a full week tired of trying to make life hell for in tiny communities in north texas and how locals have found oil friendly politicians i believe yes to that predicament. on the wall handshakes for the cameras but high tension remain as the u.s. defense secretary climbs into pakistan trying to get leaders there on the side of a deadly draw and will that stand up ahead this hour. so the lesson we teach to the world is that the best way to defend yourself is to get yourself a nuclear weapon and of course the biggest culprit of using nuclear weapons and producing nuclear weapons and weapons about struction is my birthday should the united states and i find it absolutely insane that we sit here and talk about iran
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suppose of nuclear weapons program where you know the united states is producing every kind of weapon under the sun is spending more than every other military on the planet combined and it's involved in more war and more death and more suffering than every other nation combined and yet it's sitting there on a pedestal talking about other nations developing weapons of mass destruction. that we even allow them to do this the first nation that needs to disarm without question is the united states. we speak your language i mean some of the will not be in. these programs documentaries in spanish matters to you. a little too much of angles keep these stories. where you hear. the spanish find out more visit.
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welcome back this is a see international a years worth of us quakes have had taxes in just a month in a large part thanks to the planters affronting say experts the state is at the forefront of the shale gas revolution and all funds are generating billions and taxes but as their church account found out while entire communities crack and crumble the support of politicians for the trailing remains on shaken. the columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here rebecca williams is showing me the cracks in her home after a series of earthquakes shook the area she has lived here for almost a decade and had never experienced an earthquake until fracking begin in her neighborhood i never know when the next one's going to hear it i don't sleep at night because they keep me awake at night it seems like a lot of them happened during the wee hours of the morning or in the middle of the
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night to texas real world commission the local agency that regulates the oil and gas industries trying to calm the residents who use it claims there is no direct link between the recent troubles and fracking injection wells in the area but locals are not convinced it's a lot like living next to a time bomb but there's no timer on it because we aren't being told when the fracking is going to start or what the emergency purpose years are in place if something does happen and so you're just constantly sitting and waiting and wondering is today the day is today the day so small a juice with the u.s. geological survey say fracking regularly triggers small earthquakes they foresee an even greater danger from wastewater disposal which involves pumping millions of gallons of water contaminated by chemicals deep underground where experts say it puts pressure on seismic faults and causes them to slip but despite seismologist warnings fracking wealth keep popping up just a few steps away from private homes and even community water wells nobody knows
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about any of this until it's too late and if already happened. even though the government is not concluded studies on how fracking can affect the environment well operations are in full swing here in texas there are thousands of them impossible to miss and it seems no study can get in the industry's way if in fact you're asking the question of whether something could happen to halt shale production the united states i think that is. highly unlikely it is extremely beneficial to the national economy striking is being largely responsible for the booming u.s. energy production but many like we're bercow fear they could be left to pay the price for her every week there is another term or another crack in her house she says she can't even sell it and leave the area we would have never moved here if we would have thought that all this was going to go up and we were going to live in the middle of a wasteland we would have never moved here and now we're stuck while energy
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companies are rubbing their hands in the anticipation of gigantic profits from fracking people who live just steps away from gas wells or increasingly fearful about the water that they drink about the land that their homes are standing on and they don't trust the government assessment of the damage from fracking because they say the oil and gas industry will make sure that no conclusive study comes out even if it does come out that it doesn't become a basis for effective regulations in texas i'm going to check on your team unless there's a break down for you why the people are so worried about fracking many believe that the chemicals used in this process could accumulate in the soil causing water and even air pollution activists claim there were more than a thousand documented cases of contamination near draining science the health risks could include sensory and response. and for more on the dangers of fracking head to our web site. and while texans do
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that. today about their crumbling houses romanian villagers have taken a more was on approach. on r.t. dot com you can watch our report on the pitch to battle between police and locals at a fracking side combination in global u.s. energy giant chevron big falls to suspend operations at this site. and also mine for you. trying to hold your e in the streets of singapore as the first race riots there in fifty years leave their mark on this interstate the most striking photos are on our website. the u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel has landed in pakistan to try and iron out entrenched differences between washington and islamabad american drone strikes are a central sticking point that they've killed almost
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a thousand civilians in the country since two thousand and three and triggered a wave of protests that blocks nato supply trucks to afghanistan two weeks ago freelance journalist muna how big is that for. but this is the first visit by the u.s. defense secretary. to pakistan in four years which shows how much the u.s. wants to build a relationship with pakistan and ease tensions which have been occurring over these drone attacks you know recently nationwide protests have been occurring in pakistan america in fear for these drone strikes are essential include bashing terrorists despite pakistani protests saying it's a threat to national security and i tacked on their sovereignty as well recently a family from buckstone traveled to washington and spoke to congress and told them about their story and the impact it all strikes have had on their lives there have been recently to five of our sharif and president obama in washington and the drone
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strikes have still continued many politicians analysts and wonder and journalists wondering what will be the outcome of today's talks and whether that is actually any point in visit and i don't think will be result because so far less than have. and some more global headlines this hour in iraq a large blast in a town sixty kilometers northeast of baghdad has killed eleven people more than twenty were also injured one big car bomb went off near a cafe in a sunni muslim area iraqi security forces are struggling to contain a wave of violence that has pushed the number of casualties this year to its highest level since two thousand and eight. hundred thousand people have marched in the thai capital even though one of their key demands that the parliament be dissolved was met by the prime minister nawaz new elections will be held on february the second after weeks of public anger bore parts of by contrast
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standstill protesters have been calling for the prime minister to step down over suspicion and you understood bill could be used to bring her brother back from exile. in indonesia a high speed commuter train has rammed into a truck carrying five cows killing at least ten people police a railway crossing gate was responsible for the collision in the capital jakarta and sparked a fireball when two meters into their emergency services are searching through the wreckage for survivors. of violent dispute between the wire cutters and owners of a scottish oil plant has drawn and the government has launched an inquiry focusing not on the manager's conduct but the behavior of striking employees unions are outraged saying this amounts to political persecution and a tory stunt sarfraz has cities. it was the industrial disputes that almost
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cost thousands of people their jobs and sparks union protests to do comparisons the aggressive tactics of the nine hundred seventy with apache chemical plant grangemouth and scotland's bosses in eels has since reached an agreement with the unite union involved in the dispute but it doesn't end there prime minister david cameron has launched an independent inquiry into the union's behavior of the scenes that were described as intimidating bully like tactics style behavior when protesters gathered outside managers houses and the now infamous place of all rats all the inquiry is also going to be looking at the employers behavior but the union unite have dismissed be inquiry as a tory stunt whilst others have described this as union bashing well earlier we spoke to one british trade union leader bob crow to find out what he thought about it and some of these executives and managers. around the place with no exam of them
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who go to church on a sunday and so that they believe. that it's going to rain second. well as making lots of misery for working people then we've got the ones who protest and the fact that my reason is that what's really happened is that the top man is sets up a commission ready to bash try you know and he always say we support you there were any try try to cause i mean death to action we would love to think that they said well we could sit right it's i will persuade people through common sense unfortunately you got vested interests you've got a vested interest in the employer or that concerned all is making mommy mommy mommy at the expense of the private division so hence the reason why i am in because i've only got one reading to and that is to destroy or to frighten just like that's the
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brutal reality of the jungle of capital. and coming up next time to talk or nations that might sat with sensation. just imagine a foreign leaders like alexander lukashenko or vladimir putin just showed up at anti e.u. protests all garia greece are hungry to urge people to leave the e.u. and join up with the eurasian customs union obviously the big media would be on fire screaming that this is part of an attempt to usurp democracy and steal the country's away some sort of imperialist agenda and you know what they might be right about that but the weird thing is that for some reason the mainstream media
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isn't talking about foreign politicians speaking to and or possibly agitating protesters in ukraine like speaker of the lithuanian parliament loreto grows in india and e.u. vi. president got sick put a sea of itch and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski he had the european union brassfield is just fine for their politicians to go to foreign countries and fire up protestors to start a pro e.u. revolution but then all their journalist write about is how russia is trying to put pressure on ukraine to not join the e.u. the obvious hypocrisy of this stinks all the way up the moscow but the shust by painting. wealthy british science. is no time to. go. to.
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market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cause or a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cons a report. you have to remember that israel if there were in the cabin me award for best dramatic performance by a country israel would win every year it's a real it's a theater. not to know who is the star of the theater so i would serve the few moments ago now we have to distinguish between israel's rhetorical position and its actual position israel wouldn't be investing billions and billions of dollars into building this wall if it wanted territory beyond the wall if we go back to her lines of you know i made a i had a hard time doing it's not a go ahead go ahead guy i'm afraid that if it's not just the the wall and the west
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bank and gaza they're in lebanon now a fear actually because if syria poland. drilling gas the. they're taking somebody else of gas i don't want to go. hello welcome to sofia and co i'm so see shed are not say canada o'keefe served as a humorist were weaned but after being discharged he was left with only a feeling of the disappointment he burned his password and dedicated himself to a different cause x. of his biography includes being a human shield in iraq sailing on a gas a flotilla.

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