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as protesters burned american flags in the streets then it was the turn of iran one of the biggest thorns in donald trump's side. iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the bammer ministration the great iranian people have been repressed for many years they are hungry for food and for freedom along with human rights the wealth of iran is being looted time for change these lawmakers public has been erupting in rallies and riots as people have been swarming the streets both against and in support of the government people died the tweet hasn't gone unnoticed in iran urging against the violence president rouhani denied to trump the right to sympathize with the nation well when done with the middle east trump couldn't help but pay the classic twitter tribute to his one and only rocket man. sanctions and other pressures are beginning to have an impact on north korea soldiers are dangerously fleeing to south korea rocket man now wants to
talk to south korea for the first time perhaps that's good news perhaps not we will see well apparently this was donald trump's knee jerk reaction to south korea offering to hold high level talks with the north after pyongyang suggested the countries should meet to discuss the next olympics it's not government policy it's the. ravings of a person who speaks before i think you are two weeks before you know one will hope that the people on the receiving end of these things would take them with a grain of salt because. you know trump may say those things but he can't act on them because he's got a whole bureaucracy behind him that doesn't agree with them so. it's very destabilizing and i think it's undermining u.s. ability to negotiate. solutions to problems so whatever policy donald trump is
concocting stirring trouble on twitter is something that is going to stay if it is done of r.t. well the battle of words between the u.s. and north korean leaders has now descended into insults about the size and power of their nuclear buttons. the entire us mainland is within the range of our nuclear strike and the button is always on the table in my office space you clearly know that this is certainly not a threat but rather a reality or someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that i too have a nuclear bomb but it's a much bigger and more powerful woman his and my bomb works i hope personally such rather rick by the side of the p.r. . supreme leader or by the united states through its president donald trump will calm down the world does not need such jingoism or war rhetoric straight now the
situation is in a stalemate. he has gained a time to develop the superweapon in a more and more sophisticated way and united states has not yet reached the point of deciding to use military means to solve the problem but i don't think everything has been exhausted it was do need to try their best even though all the likelihood of a diplomatic solution is becoming remote and remoter on a more positive note kim jong un has ordered the reopening of a cross border communications link with south korea signaling that he is willing to start talks in attending next month lympics in fact the line opened about her half an hour ago but the standoff between the u.s. and north korea does look set to continue in twenty eighteen after what's already been twelve months of personal attacks and vicious threats from both sides. europe strategic patience. with the north korean regime has failed.
to get what. they. say will be met with fire here in. the u.s. neglects the international community's will establish peace on the korean peninsula behave like children fighting each other you kinda got to move you can stop them. and we can have. out there shooting rockets all over the place you will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea's. rocket. is on a suicide mission for himself no one of them from himself is on a suicide mission. you get a lot of you know we need the pools we need dialogue.
he is a sick puppy. now twenty seventeen did see world changing events but was also a year when it was sometimes hard to tell fact from fiction. the term fake news twirled around global news media coverage more than ever last year. now explains what propelled it into the mainstream. fake news the term that has filled the headlines and your social media feeds for the past twelve months has been deemed two thousand and seventeen word of the year at least by collins dictionary the nation relies on me to read truthful facts and i call and say that side which is of god on strike. it's news stories. like. this. and the mainstream media would have you believe
that fake news goes hand in hand with topics such as russia putin and the kremlin fake news that's being spread by russia fake news has dominated the true had lines fake news spread by russia big news fake news kremlin spread misleading or otherwise fake news certain outlets even to the battle against the fake news phenomenon to the front lines this is an apple. some people might try to tell you that it's a banana you might even start to believe since this is a banana. but it's not. this is an apple. facts first should go without saying but the mainstream media have found themselves in the wrong on a staggering amount of occasions even c.n.n. has been guilty of it they were forced to retract their report on a connection between anthony scaramucci who was on trump's transition team on a russian investment fund manager issuing an apology for the false story three people lost their jobs over that one then of course there was the breaking news one
in september by most major outlets in the us dropping the bombshell that the russians had attempted to hack the election systems in twenty one states caught red handed it was the evidence everyone had been waiting for to prove the russians did it until one by one states came forward saying no hack here and the story of two thousand and seventeen quickly crumbled onto december and some of america's most influential news outlets spread another explosive and one hundred percent false news story to millions yes the wiki leaks token of help to the trump campaign and the hacked d.n.c. emails wiki leaks equals russia there for once. plus one equals three and the kremlin and trump are in cahoots message sent in the final stretch of the twenty sixteen campaign of this e-mail on september fourth they gave donald trump his son and others decryption key for hacked wiki leaks documents illusion question right because we could weeks was actually acting as an agent of russian intelligence the media frenzy was however short lived the files had in fact not been handed over before being made public but after so not the knockout blow to the president they
were all hoping for surprisingly about the whole story was based on one e-mail from a random guy and somewhere in the build up to the revelation hitting the headlines numerous people had read the date incorrectly the list of fakes goes on and on especially for russia somehow in the mix and inflammatory claims centering on russia are some of the best click bait out there and that's despite one major outlet being caught admitting the hype was all just a big red herring what do you think's going to happen this week with gold rush. really so perhaps the word of the year should be anonymous i grabbing headlines and allegations quickly turn to guilt despite no evidence all it takes is anonymous sources. jackson they give of course now you're watching out in this morning still ahead for you it has been a deadly start to twenty eighteen in yemen we'll have a look at what's been happening there just after the break.
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hello again now yemen has suffered its first deadly air strike of twenty eighteen with more than twenty killed in the keyport of who died on new year's day three of the world's biggest humanitarian agencies have now joined together to highlight that yemen has passed the grim milestone of ensuring more than a thousand days of war explaining that three quarters of the yemeni population now needs humanitarian aid and that about two thirds are deprived of food water and also proper sanitation. if.
i am poor i have not turned to work i suffer from the cold. i was given a place to sleep by some people to warm up on hot days sleep right on the sidewalk . there is no health cost very rarely once a year but now we have no help or blanket. people are sleeping or not. in other news this morning the ukrainian president is looking forward to getting hold of new lethal weapons from the united states but to republish anger here tweeted that ukraine's military budget is increasing for rec order. billion dollars
and that the u.s. weapons will be bolstered by locally produced hardware the war in ukraine started in twenty fourteen after an uprising saw the government deposed but it met with resistance from the pro russian east of the country leading the two regions to enter into armed conflict against government troops more than ten thousand people from both sides have been killed in the conflict according to the un and he was campaigner richard becker though things washington's arms sales have nothing to do with bringing pace the aim here on the part of the u.s. government remains the same that it has had for several years and that is to attach ukraine not only to the european community which the u.s. doesn't care that much about but to bring the ukraine into nato as well which would pose a very great threat to russia if that were to take place considering that the i'm
going huskily that's expressed from washington and from nato headquarters is so prevalent so we can't really distinguish between draws some sharp wont between our offensive and defensive weaponry in this case it's only the afghans of indifference that weaponry both necessary for any modern armed forces. now for syria and iraq twenty eighteen does mean emerging from the shadows of isis brutal rule if you found families around scarred by what they went through but against the earth has the story now of two young syrian girls struggling to survive after being left alone in the ravaged city of did it or. meet sally she's five maybe six will perhaps seven she doesn't know and this markets the streets of home surviving isis's c.g. of the resort was no mean feat so many perished as
a result of starvation sickness violence. if. sally is a survivor she has a sister and brother were abandoned by their parents years ago they divorced and left the children to fend for themselves. can't home. school them on the land she spends her days begging stealing playing and surviving no easy lot for them in this life former neighbors who knew their family have taken pity on the kids and have looks out for them but it's not easy marcus now but i wanted to take her in and she kept escaping i sent people to look for her but she never stays in one place long show escapes. me back there.
sally's sister all she has left since her brother died of starvation we found the older girl at the end of this gloomy bullet riddled cargill is a room with broken windows in it leaves a young girl with only flies bloodstain mattresses for company. about a month ago sagitta who doesn't remember her age was brought in with a head injury. when she fell she damaged an implant that siphons away the fluid different people tell different versions some say the full was accidental others attempted suicide well but i believe the fluids keep building and there will be
consequences she will lose her sight hearing and the ability to swallow the pressure on to bring has grown. in hospital i don't know she'll find no cure in that as order as we were filming and i says shell landed just a few hundred meters away sagitta needs to get to damascus to survive but lacking identification relatives and trapped in a war zone it's difficult to see how that's possible. sagitta doesn't get so many visitors but there is one vigil person who always makes a smile that. if left alone sagitta begins to scream and cry she needs people there is
cool is for optimism sides as suffering has touched a chord action is being taken to get the girls out of bed as order but for now all they really have the side from promises and p.t. is each other or i guess the see from that is or syria thanks for watching us this morning it's just coming up to a twenty five past ten here in moscow our programs continue after the break. financial. but i don't find any i cause honest features. of the fire as a pacifier from the fish or the tracker was kaiser. when
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revolution will always and forever be intertwined with music because most often it's the musician the poet who channels the rhymes and heart beats of change that often starts as a soft melodic whisper creeping out from the underground and then crescendo is into a grand opera of cultural change and up evil and that intertwined history is why the musician will always be an agent or instrument if you will of change their lyrics and melodies can shine a light on the injustices and bring attention to the under-represented and even helped bring down the giants themselves today let's find out what comes first the revolution or the music as watching the hawks strikes a chord if you want to know what's still but know that you see the three at the
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. in our food bank all flobots democrat and. alternative hip hop band we play music for the last ten years plus together and you know for us music is about engaging the crowd but it's also about kind of engaging people with a message to what brought you guys to get there. loving the x. men loving g.i. joe lots of nerdy things we were too nerdy boys who were placed in a highly gifted and talented program he was in the fifth grade i was in the fourth
grade. and it's a memory that i remember very clearly i saw him down the hallway as i was with my father and everybody told him my dad's arm and i see that boy in the blue hat he's going to be my friend and here we are how many years later the twenty it would be a years later we thought we were going to be making comic books professionally. but the world that we crafted in comic books and becoming the worlds that we i started crafting and exploring with our wraps and we fell in love with hip hop together and we both came from families that were pretty social justice activist oriented so and hip hop especially like when we were falling in love with it also was just very much telling the story of the people who were experiencing like people from the south bronx experiencing problems like poverty and using their art to experience power and so for us that lined up with our families values lined up with our values and then also brought in that creative aspect of being able to talk about the world and also imagine
a world that is better than that and so for us that's always been like where we've been so you mix in some xmas. well you say digable planets. hieroglyphics and. you know some science final last and. you get flow as always and they might be giants we'd be remiss that i was going to say there is no they remind me a lot of them i. think this competition accomplished a lot of other. with the new album what do you want people to take away from so i mean we've always tried to make music that helps people feel empowered and feel like they're part of a story that's just larger than whatever they're doing with this album we want people really just to hear their own voice. as part of a collective voice and to see that there's power in raising your voice with others and it's also that we want people to think more three dimensionally about what it means to get engaged because
a lot of people are you can listen to one song and just feel like i want to put my fist in the air i want to hold a sign but really stepping into the streets and being part of a social movement means you're going to go through a lot of different emotional experiences you're going to go through the feeling of triumph you're going to go through feelings of heartbreak feelings of failure and so this album is really supposed to be a way to say to people like look if you're part of this these efforts to make the world a better place you're going to be on a journey and you're not alone whatever emotion you're feeling right now you're not alone that's part of the journey and don't leave but find ways to be compassionate for yourself compassion for people around you and to stay in the struggle so leslie what do you see going on in the in the political and social climate today what what do you see of the biggest or the biggest most important issues is kind of fascinating we've been working on the album that we started almost three years ago
. and we decided that we're just really going to write. to our stories of our experience and just i would it was one john if i have a saying. as an activist we had experienced the roller coaster of like we are going to topple patriarchy tomorrow and the next day it doesn't happen and everybody starts stabbing each other in the back and everybody starts blaming each other for all the different failures and that movement that was going to conquer the world yesterday now you have a group of enemies who used to be allies the next and we've seen that happen so many different times so we decided to as activists like why are people talking about the rest of the story. and so we were writing specifically to that we were writing to our heritage is our dynamic. and. we called it no enemies because we found that we were just so as a country even at that time and working on it so beleaguered with the us versus them and so then when the album was done. shortly there after
trump was elected and we were releasing singles and now it was this one of things that happened with people like oh that song pray is about trump well not specific no not specific. but it is the type of thing where you see that with every new movement there's waves of people so occupy happens and waves of people step into the streets and then likewise matter happens and waves of people step into the streets and then you know the climate change that people keep step new people keep entering and you know it's from selection suddenly you have tons of new people that say look old now is the time i need to get active in there's always dynamics that happen when a new group of people step into something and there's been people there many many years before but it's important to find ways not to make enemies of those people but to be inviting and to be welcoming and to to use it to kind of refresh and renew and strengthen the movement.