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ghana today the west african nation in the news in spring of this year. a controversial military cooperation deal was approved by parliament last week some of its members walked out in disapproval the u.s. will invest twenty million dollars in equipment and training for the country's army deal also includes joint exercises on the right to use the nation's radio frequencies and runways and for those who think the u.s. military doesn't usually pour into a developing country without there being oil here's what happened in the capital in the past few days. oh revenues at could to be distributed to the people and not ending up in the pockets of a few. of the most important resource for the nation its people. and in the future of our country yes there is climate changing fossil fuel in ghana and right now the trumpet ministration is arguably fighting the chinese communist
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party for access but while a bricks and minded britain will be using prince charles to seek business opportunities in the country it may be useful to remember what ghana wanted to be before its visionary leader quote when the crew was overthrown by nato i.m.f. world bank linked forces. to end. fishing that an agreement should be remembered on chinese t.v. because it was when in beijing that he was overthrown award winning journalist seymour hersh claimed the cia's role in the coup was pivotal and gone i would arguably soon be brought into the i.m.f. world bank model of developing nation decline this year though the president signaled decades of i.m.f. to factor management may be over the president said he's determined to put in place missions to maintain economy. west african nation. well if we can ask
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for the assistance of the person. going to be and now president says the u.s. will have a new military base in ghana but could it happen in libya africa's richest country before british bombardment under david cameron and twenty eleven well let's turn to the mediterranean boarded nation once ruled by good afy now undergoing a relocation of u.k. backed isis linked rebels from syria joining me from moscow is a man who could be president if he can be safe at afi after next month's elections dr i reckon i had he served as the country's ambassador in the u.a.e. and has been the lead coordinator for the libyan stabilization team welcome to going underground before we get to your candidacy and the longer term problems and challenges for libya there being killings this week how strong is. in libya after all just over the mediterranean from italy and greece first of all thank you for hosting me unfortunately even though isis was completely destroyed. which was
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their stronghold and the army in the east. managed to stop them out of being goes the. unfortunately they have scattered. all over the country especially in the south and. the center of the country as well. populated not only somebody motu of these and remote areas but actually live amongst the populations in sleeper cells and they strike at this. very one sort of. key attacks they have recently attacked in tripoli even on the north sea and most recently before the elections commission know the catastrophe in the south where they have killed so many people. the catastrophe is not only the killings of these innocent people and pray for their. saul's the
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catastrophes that our politicians are fortunately in the parliament and in the state council and in the presidential council are going. on with their bickering and. instead of organizing themselves to go for elections that can really get to meet institutions in libya and can reunify institutions in libya they're actually trying to prolong their stay in power as much as they can the cost of the libyan population so we're losing people to these isis attacks but we're also. suffering a great deal the population is suffering in luck of medical care or proper education electrical supply water supply all services are actually delivered and of course the most important services security and these killings of innocent people are just another example of the second forces that the libyan people are having to make simply because their politicians. are not uniting in order to
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put the country on a proper truck british politicians don't seem to be mentioning libya much suddenly much less than they did when britain was bombing your country in twenty eleven there's a conference scheduled in sicily even a member of the twelve how do you characterize a certain native nations say britain and france particularly and their response to helping the challenges you just mentioned let me first of all comment on the conference which is dissipated libya has had many conferences in its name and there have been many conferences in many places it is extremely important that more is not just another starting from zero but learned was to build on the potus conference the outputs of the potus conference in the paris conference there were four four stakeholders from libya there was. the head of the. of the head of the libyan. me there was sort of the presidential council and much of the they had of
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the state council and those four stakeholders in front of the whole world committed to having elections by the tenth of december of two thousand and eighteen it is very important put more builds on that begins from the output outputs of tyrus we should be discussing how elections are supposed to be implemented when are they supposed to be in implemented exactly with what mechanisms under what got aunty's how they could be monitored and how that is all going to be implemented how many libya is there because some people have always said that it suits some nations nature nations perhaps who don't really want one of the countries that could be the richest in the world being an organized country or at least would like it to be an i.m.f. satellite when you ask the question how many bills are there if you ask the libyan people and they have been asked multiple polls and by the u.n.
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commissions and various studies the libyan people are you know in a mess and wanting to be united to stay united to have a united future to have a united libya a libya that is thriving and that is a brilliant future libyans i think are unanimous in this regard the division of mess is actually quite artificial when the international community and recognizes the parliament as the only digital meant legislature but simultaneously recognizing a presidential council and its government that are not the recognize by the parliament the government never got the confidence vote even though they tried several times when you recognize both simultaneously you're actually actually inadvertently or advertently driving go age between east and west and trying to divide libya libya is united libyans are united the best way to overcome all defensiveness is to allow for direct elections so that the libyan people. can
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express their free will and can choose a leadership and they management team for the country the country has enough resources for its population to be amongst the happiest in the region so you of course would be running against safe gadhafi presumably who report it is mass community support you think could beat him in a popular vote let me put it this way any libyan including say from this time gadhafi who has no judy because judgment against the criminal judgment against them has every right to run it is all about what we can deliver to the libyans it is it is not certain if you were on or not that is up to him and. many of the circumstances surrounding this whole issue. in other people's hands including. issues and so on but i do hope that he runs and i hope i hope that many libyans run women and men made the debian people choose the best program and choose the best leadership they can be good to be for moscow the rupert murdoch's son in this
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country says that russia wants to turn libya into a new syria what is the role of russia in your country the role of russia so so far as i can see has been very supportive of the united nations process they have very it into their support of the of the process they want a political solution and they and they have been encouraging all the stakeholders to get together and they have been visited recently by the italians and they have assured that italians they would be participating by lend more i think the fear mongering of the even war mongering about russia is the bunch of nonsense i think russia has shown a lot of maturity i myself have come to moscow to urge mosco to stay committed to stay involved in the debian file which should not be left to other countries. trying to monopolize the libyan fight this should be a balanced approach. a member of the security council. will has an important role
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to play to make sure that they would veto anything that would be detrimental to the libyan people and they should be firm about the affirming the libyan people's right to vote i know that some russian officials have expressed doubts about the elections and the conditions but i'm of the view and this is what i've been arguing in moscow that rather than wait for stability in order to have elections elections themselves can deliver stability because people when their spirit ins are blocked and when they're not being given services and when they're being dismissed and marginalized and when they're being deprived of the right to vote that is when things go unstable actions are important for stability in libya and you know i think the libyan army and the police you see general haftar of the army is in a in rome this week your and most curious countries like britain which bombed. fronts they seem to be edged edged out of things really do you think russian is for
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hundreds in libya could stop another bombing campaign should should your government say no make the deals that london paris want the arming of the libyan army the air defenses the air force the those are those are decisions that would be made by libya's next elected government and if i myself did i do intend to keep the libyan army on its present type of arms including russian weaponry and i do believe that libya needs were up and ready to protect itself know what what types of weapons libya were purchased would be subject to the appropriate studies by libya's own army and experts in the army and of course the parliament and there are many other things that have to be discussed what's important is that we have a unified army that comes. protect the borders of libya and unified police force
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that can deliver safety and who rule of law across libya cities and villages and huge areas under good afy it was africa's richest capita country no doubt you wanted to be again what role do you believe g.c.c. countries are going to play in the administration any sign that mom had been sound man will make peace with maybe even iran and somehow this could help the future of libya and libyans i think old regional stability. of conflicts would be helpful to us stabilize the region i believe that libya must first and foremost focus on its own issues internal issues we need national reconciliation the social fabric of libya has been ruptured and quite wounded the population has been traumatized libya is a crossroads between north south east and west and can actually be
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a nexus for amazing trade and economic opportunities across the globe it can be a gateway to africa can be a connect connectivity node to not only your robot to russia to the east and this is extremely important that we build opportunities because it is opportunities and open horizons that can give peace to the whole region thank you thank you very much for most of the break we see and hear the invisible britain arguably left out of this week's budget with film director paulson and spoken word artist sophie has a core antares a mini goals for the no ceasefire in the u.k. backed war on yemen and pm keep all of them all coming up on two of going underground.
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and this us. and. rational. desire for all of the three. zero. zero.
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in terms of me i mean me has never actually been used to being prosecuted but you are right it was only renewed ten years ago by a previous government and it really shows how out of step the political establishment has been there's been a huge movement of women and young people. pushing the political establishment you know relentlessly on the issue of abortion rights because ten women a day leave the country and five others were taking pills online illegally. around for a few. terrorist. memories
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of. twenty four years ago this country song a real end of the world. after the genocide there are women in rwanda and men. fell to women to fix what the men had broken. welcome back well with no gunpowder plot like the one on monday's anniversary parliament toast to the pm queues that was mostly about austerity but more on that in a bit here is old friend of going underground and you're mitchell npr's king about the world's worst humanitarian crisis. the speaker of following the welcome call overnight from the american administration for the ending of the study
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bombing campaign in yemen will my right honorable friend use britain has done all forty at the united nations to press for a new security council resolution demanding an immediate cease fire and meaningful and inclusive negotiations to end what is the worst and most terrifying humanitarian catastrophe on the planet that on the planet maybe but the u.s. pressing for a cease fire the u.k. undoubted authority of the u.n. security council can literally forgotten that they already have training the saudi warplane pilots contributing to the catastrophe dres amaze and he didn't mention a nationwide ceasefire will only have an effect on the ground if it is underpinned by a political deal between the conflict policies and by right honorable friend the foreign secretary discussed this matter with this un special envoy last night they agreed that the u.k. will continue to encourage all parties to agree to the escalation so jurys amaze position. on twenty million at risk and one hundred thirty children dying each day
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is not to call for a ceasefire and to call for a deescalation while supplying bombs to support aerial bombardment but while millions are homeless in yemen there are homeless not far from dres a maze house since to shut two thousand and ten the number of rough sleepers has risen from one thousand seven hundred to four thousand seven hundred we now have homeless tent and camp minutes outside of victoria street homeless charity believe that one of the main reasons for the huge increase is the posh introduction of universal credit and hostile environment towards the poor child i ask the prime minister why she believes the number of rough sleepers has shot up by two hundred sixty eight percent on her watch here. well it might not be enough for the frozen on the street near to raise a maze house tonight but she does have a plan we have
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a commitment to hard for us thinking by trying to trying to end just keeping by trying to twenty seven that's why we have already published a strategy to deal with this yes the strategy involves something by the year twenty twenty seven that won't help the average estimated death that will occur today amongst the u.k.'s homeless population i told aunt officially calculators in the world's largest economy and now to more of those hidden by u.k. authorities in the week of the apparent last budget before break that invisible britain portraits of hope and resilience is a new book described by director ken loach's a truth we cannot ignore its editor pulls and joins me now paul welcome back to going underground so it's called invisible britain portraits of hope and resilience why the title i think in making a book that. enabled people from marginalized communities to find their voice it was important that the stories offered some hope and also showed people out there that are suffering from austerity in the industrialized communities. dealt
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with things like nationalism racism are resilient there are many stories that we could have featured that were perhaps not as positive and i think it was important in the book to offer some hope where there's people up and down the country who have suffered from you know great hardships tragedies it was inspired by the first documentary that i made which was about a band called sleeth mods and it was filmed in the run up to the two thousand and fifteen general election and the boundary on a tour of places a lot of bands don't go and basically the idea behind the film is that wherever we were whichever town or city we'd meet up with people who were trying to resist austerity or the industrialisation i asked them what they were doing if anything to resist these kind of government policies so that's really where the title came from do you think some of the hundreds of thousands of marched in london would know little bit more about their own country arguably if they'd seen this book. the
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way they were surprised that this country rooted for bricks i think some of them would i think you know i voted to remain but one of the reasons motivations behind the book was to point out that you know there was this lump and mass of people that voted for bricks were there were all thick or ignorant of racist certainly there were people there are those things that votes for breakfast we wanted to show people that you know there is a diversity of opinions about bret's there are any breaks it was a revolutionary act wherever it ends up palming people that are most in dire need remains to be seen. i think the people responsible for our politicians you know david cameron called on the referendum. and when you go to the public and you ask them to make a decision i think you do have to respect that decision whether there can be a vote on the final terms of zero or think you know that's a good thing but one thing that does disturb me is the way that everybody that voted for it gets lumped in as being in this. lump
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a mass of people and see in working class people blamed for i don't think is very accurate you also have corrine jones living in north kensington the poor are the richest borrow one of the richest areas on planet earth yes careen story she lived in grand felt our. unit her and her family made it out but then of the house for well over a year there's a level of bureaucracy and in chelsea council where the people that are actually having to deal with the survivors i don't think i've been very well trained in corinne makes the point in her story that. what should have been a very routine process of being really house is just dragged on and on and on and i think you know the council certainly have been culpable i mean there are all sorts of promises made to the people that survived about re house in them that have not been fulfilled you know we're more than a year on the hour and there are still dozens of families white empowerment oxic soil. some yeah i mean are we interesting to see what happens with the actual sites
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i imagine that there are probably property developer zinah up and thinking that we can build something you know there's a strong case to be married for a memorial of some kind you know perhaps not the tower itself but something that remains there that isn't you know about you know building luxury apartments in. another person on that one most startling pictures i found was just one person's very different to the guy in the channel four television series pictures of people talking about housing. tell me about jurgen pauses rovers wearing a mask of this yes or just mini housing campaigner in hand. she's campy become a gold yes been campaigns or save the west tenderness to. jasmine a few events regarding my last documentary which was about the social housing crisis and gina london portrayed. such about how you're doing something for the
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book and it seemed like one of those things we wanted to include quite a lot on housing because i think is the most important issue facing our country so you know just means work is just demonstrates how well how intelligent and how committed housing campaigners are that they often have done you know lots and lots of research into housing and planning laws because you know when you go up against councils when you go up against housing associations in these big organizations you need to be fully versed in the laws people like jazmin really are an inspiration i think as you say it is optimistic but of course one study has the one hundred twenty thousand people who have really been killed off. every diet because of the policies. when you're taking these pictures and reading about them is that very much in your mind that these are drugs so i think you know there is certainly a class inequality in our society i mean i think one of the things i like about
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doing a book like this is the fact that you read statistics and i think in our society reading statistics about the number of homeless people the people have died as a result of benefit cuts it is shocking but i think we cannot often read them and then just forget and i think reading stories and being able to look at a person and maybe forget the cystic and just see the human stories is a lot more powerful i think you know there are people out there people that read the right wing press whether that's the sun or the daily mail and people that buy those you know papers you know they're not inhumane they're not evil for reading that stuff but i think in order to reach those so. as you need human stories you need to be able to you know win hearts and minds and i don't think that's the to sticks always do that as i think stories are very powerful way of trying to board the next project also involving this idea this concept yeah i mean what we'd like to do is create a platform called immiscible britain and what that would that platform would do
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would be to try and enable people from marginalized communities to amplify their voices and so in tandem with that run training scheme a mentorships game so that people from working class backgrounds from disadvantaged backgrounds find it easier to enter the arts and media we also you know provide paid work placements on productions where they were films documentaries television programs so in very early stages and i've seen some of that you need to raise a lot of fund in. the next creative project that will be due in around the book will be a series of short films which will be a mix of established documentary makers and some first time filmmakers who have been so you know start work on that next year. thank you before we go will be played out by watering spoken word bird so if you have a corridor song grand fell but that's it for the show we're back on monday oh guy fawkes day for more on britain's continued backing for the war in yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis until then keep in touch with social media will be back
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on monday ninety eight years of the day there were a million americans voted for imprisoned socialist candidate eugene debs to be president of the usa here's a few of the core ungrateful one year since we watched entire families burn to death because of neglect elitism lack of respect one year one on the sufferers are still suffering some suicidal some homeless all are struggling this is a manifestation of classism stay in your flat or stay past in their narcissism. this isn't what god meant when he said ashes to ashes. you also expected humanity to practice compassion is a scary place when power comes before empathy so to the families perished the families divided to everyone who was there we commemorate this tragedy at the very least we send up a prayer. this
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has come too late to keep it as i live the he can feel confident. funny. need to. be young. again. we have many things in this world this isn't enough for everyone and why some peoples wants to take our things all the power just for themselves to see that humans. will.
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be for chinese dominance going forward not only is a technology and venture capital but they've been buying gold by hundreds and hundreds of tons as is russia so they understand that only keep money and fee at that you're willing to lose the chinese government's message to the people is only keep money and forget that you're willing to lose chinese people that's the chinese government tells our people the chinese allayed are buying gold by the ton hundreds of tons hundreds of hundred tons but they know that the money inflationary spiral is a part of. if
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you believe. that. the earth's atmosphere. over. the rift widens between washington and tehran as donald trump announces he will reimpose all u.s. sanctions against iran which was lifted on the twenty fifty nuclear deal. he wants national security adviser promise cuba nicaragua and venezuela a choice of tyranny and stop signs in his own chair. and the t.v. exactly.

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