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we are apparently better than. the sea diver heard of. the. president of the world bank very. seriously. i. i spain's constitutional crisis hits boiling point as catalonia proclaims independence while madrid moves in to sack the government and direct control also to come this hour a u.s. senator precious twitter to disclose personal messages and accounts held by wiki leaks the social network's lawyers are set to testify in congress on the alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election. bribery racketeering and fraud and billionaire drug company boss spaces charges for allegedly getting doctors to overprescribe to painkillers some fifty times stronger than heroin.
hello welcome you're watching r.t. where it's just gone for coke in the afternoon here in the russian capital. catalonia is supposed to president says madrid's decision to sack the regional government does go against the will of the people that was expressed during the referendum that came in his first statement since the spanish prime minister put his deputy in charge of the cattle and government a regional election is now being called for late december the seize control is catalan leaders finally proclaimed independence today in parliament the parliament of our country a legitimate parliament largely expected step and largely for. citizens of any other comes a time when to all of us to maintain the pulse of our country our peace our civic duty and dignity. as we have always done and always will without any doubt
this saturday hundreds of gathered in one of madrid squares holding national flags and at the same time in catalonia a prime independent syndicate is calling for a ten day general strike starting on monday. he's been following events in maclachlan capital. the spanish government in madrid says it is now taking full control of catalonia it says it has dismissed the catalonian government as well as high ranking officials and the president called us to push him out now it also says it has dismissed some senior police officers including the chief of the police force in catalonia the most squatter who is already under investigation for sedition now in addition to that these pronouncements by the government in madrid just came hours after the castle and parliament actually voted for independence and declared independence cuts no india. republic head i was in
a crowd of pro independent school just surrounded the parliament and the national guard suggested they were up to twelve thousand people there and it was like a sea of people they screamed in delight yes yes yes or c c c in catalan and spanish when they heard that result we speak to some people this is what they told us they are guarding our liberty or freedom we are just so angry we feel like a country we feel like we are representing our our government we need to be free. what our population wants i think. people are specifically. clear that we are a nation and. when people is trying just to explain their opinions and someone is trying to punish that
and trying to use the violence to stop that. is of all human being i feel kind of scared well spain says that the powers of catalonia will not be exercised by the spanish vice president but the pro independence supporters i've spoken to here in barcelona say they will not recognize the authority of spain as far as they're concerned they have no seceded from spain and this is an independent republic indeed that is something that remains to be said because madrid says that within the legal framework of the spanish constitution its ability to take control of what it sees as being a spanish region is illegal and it is very likely that if this goes to the courts the courts will side with the spanish government on this one so in just less than a day since catalonia declared independence it's not yet clear whether they will be able to retain that independence tool and to stand that some of the pro independence lobby are actually trying to draft a document which they. hoping to release within forty eight hours which will show
how they plan to secede from spain but it's still clear if they will be able to implement that more is clear though is that this crisis is everything and this remains a highly divisive issue in this society. where we discussed the crisis in spain with a political commentator and also a former cattle an m.p. and they did have very different views on what happened. or they are trying to do is to demolish our regional government institutions. and take control of. social movement the problem right now is that and nationalist movement independent movement is living in about a war in another war because they have people in the arabian and they want to keep remain in a spain you can say that these are democratic to to to listen the voice of the
people and what we have been trying to do hearing about one year is always not really like you know if. the point is that you go one people be express their. opinion what we've been trying to do two years ago is to find the possibility for a couple in society to express this was on the first of all over the business and did these movements and until this terrible time where he did not a question of how do you decide which crisis democracy and right now the story but this is not a question of companies and what you have in madrid this is a question of democracy and you should listen what people have got on people. who they won for for the future anybody in the international sphere is going to
give a recognition to these a state right now this plan is going to mean is walking to restore their constitution or their in their region and we have to broaden it to protect the heart of the card balance they want to keep their rights they want to keep it remain a spanish this is very sad really in that you are just saying that you want to save fifty percent of the. well in society you should care about one hundred percent of problems with. violence at all well hitting the headlines today has been the broader reaction from around the world there's been overwhelming support for madrid mornings a similar independence pushes in the european union and sit your looks at who is and who isn't backing united. there's plenty of reaction coming in given these major developments happening in catalonia albeit with very few surprises we have heard from the president of the european council donald to school has said that
nothing changes and that the e.u. will continue to speak directly with madrid we've seen reaction from germany of course the german government said they do not recognize this unilateral declaration of independence we've heard from of course the french president also showing his support and full support to the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy here in the u.k. of course also plenty of reaction we've heard from downing street saying the does not and will not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence because this vote the referendum on october first was deemed illegal by spanish courts that was a reaction from to recent but from scotland's nicolas sturgeon we have seen a reaction of seeing the people of catalonia should have the ability to determine their own future so supporting what has happened in catalonia given scotland's own sort of plight when it comes to this issue we've heard from the u.s. as well the u.s. state department has the support keeping strong and united spain together also
similarly from nato so as all of these reactions are continuing to come in it's important to really remember that despite the fact that political leaders throughout the european union have consistently said they don't want catalonia to break away from spain to really keep the european union and tax the pro independence movement in catalonia has repeatedly said that despite the fact that they want to leave spain they don't necessarily want to leave the european union whereas throughout the year we've heard them say that if catalonia doesn't fact leave spain they're going to have to essentially get at the back of the line to get back into the european union we also spoke with the u.k. independence party m.e.p. david coburn and he believes the push for independence to stem from a loss of power to brussels. i know but from chatting with present you i spoke with a couple of weeks ago the the european union have no intention of interfering in spanish affairs internal affairs i think they've now got the idea with the problems
i was taking part in spain that maybe is for a good idea if they actually keep watch of intel the sales of the various companies because it's just the fact that many other countries in europe who have problems with the central administration spain doesn't govern themselves anymore is governed by the european union decisions alone get me to drink they're made possible maybe this is a good is the european union has brought this to a head it's not just speak they get sick bring problems with the boss see the fruits of the. the floodwalls in belgium and various bunch of europe but a lot of problems people want to secede but because people don't want to be ruled by faceless bureaucrats in brussels they want to make their own decisions locally and then the have a national government as well catalonia as the richest well the rich a pulse of spades so that they are that's why they're feeling very upset. watching r.t. and of course we will be keeping a close eye on developments in spain throughout the day.
now a senior u.s. senator his demanding that twitter disclose account details relating to wiki leaks and its founder julian the son john pleading releasing direct message conversations deanne feinstein listed her demands in a letter to twitter says founder and c.e.o. jack dorsey here it is it's a it's a pretty big list and we can have a look at some of the demands that she's made you can see there are quite a lot of them among them she wants to know whether twitter has identified the you can't link to the alleged russian meddling investigation and also its methods for doing so of course r.t. also gets a mention our twitter accounts are also under suspicion well as for wiki leaks we can bring up a list to have some of the counseling to it and the senator thinks their message
history could prove to be vital in the investigation with more his. feinstein the u.s. senator from california is requesting that the direct messages on twitter sent by wiki leaks be turned over and given to the congress for their investigation you know they're asking for the direct messages of wiki leaks the direct messages of julian a songe as well as the direct messages of the hacker known as good for to who is reported to have been the person who turned over the e-mails of the democratic national committee to to wiki leaks now it's important to note that dianne feinstein who's requesting these direct messages on behalf of congress that she is certainly no fan of julian aside and this is what she said about julian assange in the past well mr sun just one of my most unfavorite people in the world and i believe he's done a great discredit to this nation now dianne feinstein is not the only figure within
the us political establishment who has voiced opposition and hatred for julian assad and many figures within the u.s. government many senators congressmen leaders of the military have spoken of julia songe accused him of being a russian agent called for prosecution of julian assad called for wiki leaks to be shut down this is a widespread sentiment in washington d.c. i mean he's a tool of russian intelligence and if he's such a you know martyr of free speech why doesn't wiki leaks ever publish anything coming out of russia you should be treated as an enemy combatant we should be closed down permanently and decides we wiki leaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like russia ignorance or misplaced idealism is no longer an acceptable excuse for lionizing these demons assad is a narcissist who has created nothing of value he relies on the dirty work of others to make himself famous he's a fraud a coward hiding behind a screen disguise
a traitor a treasonous and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty i want to do it. illegally shoot the son of a as we know on november first the owners of twitter will be testifying before the u.s. congress and this is all part of the investigation of alleged russian meddling in the us presidential elections in twenty sixteen and now we see this additional requests to being given to twitter just a few days before they're set to testify so one wonders is any new information going to be determined from these direct messages or is this the government of the united states in particular the congressional committee putting additional pressure on twitter in the lead up to their testimony investigative journalist dave lindorff believes that the senate his request violates free speech there is no indication that wiki leaks is a tool of russia wiki leaks has been major source for american journalism and
british journalism for a long time but minnow feinstein's trying to imply that we cue leaks is somehow in league with this alleged russian effort to swing the election in the united states in two thousand and sixteen even if you took the worst case scenario and you said that russia was behind an effort to get people's perspectives about one candidate or the another in the election that is not right so to me and that is private communications on twitter when there isn't any criminality being even alleged is over the top and a terrible threat to first amendment rights in the united states. you're watching r t international still ahead for us this afternoon the band of a u.s. drug company faces serious charges after allegedly driving doctors to prescribe addictive ice medicine and other details just often.
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no exclusion and they feel. they come to get enough to get you we each of you on your world. hello again around britain plaques found on buildings do often represent a place of historic interest but. are also pinpointing like ations where shady undercover policing has taken place the project was launched at a london bookshop by a group of victims. by. the campaign is there say they are opposed to police surveillance because of reported cases of abuse carried out by officers working undercover they want
complaints to be fully investigated and for victims to receive support too they're also encouraging people to come forward if they've been affected britain's spy cops operated officially from nine hundred fifty nine up until two thousand and eight officers infiltrated different groups from trade unionists to environmentalists some even deceived some women into entering into relationships with them to win their trust while working undercover well london's metropolitan police has apologized and paid compensation for their officers wrongdoing but the activists do fear that such practices still continue and want more transparency. what they haven't got yet is any information at all not one single scrap of detail about why these people were targeting them why they had their life simple trade to this extent and why they found themselves sometimes in an intimate relationship with somebody who was being paid to spy on them the reason i feel the forties so to spoil in the west in general is because they consider the left afraid to.
portably. against national security we don't actually know whether they still live for treating him but if they continue to do that and of course there is now the digital spy the. just the digital spy. eavesdropping the big data stuff so david you may say that they maybe don't need it anymore but i do seem to still doing it. now a billionaire pharmaceutical company found faces serious charges in the usa because the powerful medicines were being mis prescribe to boost sales don't kapoor's charge bribery racketeering and fraud for his alleged role in persuading doctors to hand out an i.p.o. painkiller called subsidies.
well the medicine there is seen as a breakthrough in treating cancer pain designed for patients in the advanced stages of the disease but like any other strong medicines there are risks to it does come with warnings it can cause addiction fatal heart conditions or react badly with other medicine and in extreme cases an overdose can actually be fatal with pain killers main component is called fenton ill and it's up to one hundred times stronger than morphine and not only that it's also ten times deadly than heroin according to the new hampshire police forensic lab in fact just three milligrams is enough for a lethal dose used properly though it's undoubtedly relieving pain for many cancer patients however one former company employee decided to blow the whistle after it was given to people who didn't need knew there was something going on there and started doing some research i realized that i wasn't there to help people that i
was actually hurting people. medical workers have leaked similar stories in the past but it is rare that those implicated are at the very top of major drug companies john paul's lawyer however says his client vigorously denies any involvement white house spokesperson believes that such abuse is widespread in the industry. this is vast it is a vast conspiracy in each company the same as a tobacco lobby did for so many years and got away with it it's not a matter of regulations it's a matter of enforcement and the lack of will for enforcement they have let these companies and the doctors who illegally prescribe the drugs that are supposed to be just for severe cancer and they get everybody else addicted it's not even just a matter of the suffering because some of the addicted people like getting high
it's a matter of it's illegal and dangerous what they're doing and yes there is in force meant. the french president's visit to the territory of french guiana in south america has been met by violent protests demonstrators who bombs police who responded with tear gas five arrests were made and two officers were actually injured this discontent there among the territories two hundred fifty four thousand residents over neglect of the health care and school systems on twitter kron explained he was not father christmas but that comment did spark anger with some french politicians we spoke to the editor in chief of the people magazine about microphones latest. he is very sure of himself in a bit of good to show that recently we are saying that he's not some calls to people who are poor and have problems but he did it also from this recently using
words that i would use on the new scene or for that he falls the french left or right it's not a matter of politics consider as out of control we now have to settle cases like that the government of course should not give away public money without really looking at what they do it was right in saying of course there is a lot of money's being spent and we are not that that are real problems but it's not too recent to go to shore with his expression or to show his northern side the fact that people come by with their own problems so in this case now it's small for the unpleasantness of seeing the elite. talk talking. in a condescending way to the people so that brings you up to date here on r.t. don't forget if you get the chance have a look at our social media pages and also you tube channel this on their future enjoyable so i'm back with more at the top of the.
please. time after time t. we're going on the run is u.k. shadow home secretary diane abbott speaks out against tory cuts brought on to bail out the city of london the labor assembly against austerity today coming up on the show how dangerous is u.k. foreign minister boris johnson is jim matheson the pentagon needs a delegation to korea we also wouldn't join us dr gary porter about the perils of potential british backing for
a trump nuclear war in asia and we speak to fashion icon vivienne westwood who along with a nine year old boy could find themselves going to jail for opposing fracking in britain plus the sorts of any serious finger gestures are being deployed each trying to do other in terms of eccentricity possibly of prowess what happened in this week's u.k. pm queues all the more going on but today's going underground but first apart from this week's british economic growth figures which contradicted pre-breakfast referendum city of london predictions there were also figures out from weapons company boeing that's boeing recently slammed by u.k. pm theresa may on its sales. calls we have a long term partnership with boeing various aspects of elf. much and this is not the sort of behavior expected a longtime partner in this undermines that partnership the pm joking the next x. goldman sachs remain a mark carney of the bank of england but of course what she was referring to was boeing trying to destroy the canadian company when body
a just like us companies allegedly helped thwart this project overseen by the mentor of president u.k. labor leader jeremy corbin i'm here to join with the people who built the concorde in this flight knowing now that the sixty eight are going to be buildable hundred seven. come to a supersonic u.k. french concorde would be more bold thanks to companies such as lockheed allegedly lobbying the u.s. government to prevent it flying to los angeles so that the plane could never fully make its money back there were other reasons but either way new york has never since been three and a half hours away from london this time around bomb body and all its jobs in northern ireland appear to have been rescued by air bus a company that boeing as a lot to say about on its website the biggest tree dispute between the united states and europe has been about the european practice called launching some what exactly is smart she is taxpayer money the governments of france germany the united kingdom and spain to airbus every time it wants to develop
a new airplane model because boeing doesn't get any money for its weapons programs from the u.s. taxpayer right in fact this week's boeing results are arguably a testament to state subsidy which makes for a circular argument many more aerospace workers are employed by boeing in the u.k. the body able to raise a may need to bone body age and maintain relations with her coalition broadness the former paramilitary link buddy claims that makes up ten percent of northern irish exports someone pretty knowledgeable about for what causes britain uses its weapons whether british or american is britain's foreign secretary and he's telling u.k. politicians not to come on this show despite his own father appearing and he continues to call out the government in syria for the alleged use of w m d well joining me now to help us is award winning journalist dr gareth porter who is by the white house in washington d.c. garrett welcome back to going underground so foreign secretary boris johnson here in britain has been in between telling politicians not to appear on this network card.
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