the only numbers you need remember it was one you know for the mid one and only. italy hosts a peace conference aimed at putting an end to the years long conflict in libya with the countries involved always the one thing as a magnet to those in vying for a share of the resorts it's. a us judge or does a state prison service to consider if a transgender woman can be held in an all female facility we put the issue of it's a big. prison is a tough place it's all everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that speck should privileges should be granted to people who claim that they're transgender it's not appropriate for treatment it's about keeping these people alive and that is actually in the best interest of these are prison systems. and poland's
president marches along five rightwing groups in warsaw to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of their country's reestablishment as an independent day. a very warm welcome you watching r.t. international with me mickey aaron great to have you with us this hour now our top story italy is hosting an international conference on libya this monday the aim to end the conflict in the country that's been dragging on since the ousting of colonel to the dolphin in two thousand and eleven france has also been trying to establish itself as a regional peacemaker though as more and galaxy of explains it could be an ulterior motive behind the apparent good intentions. seven years it's been seven long chaotic years
a country torn apart two governments countless warlords tribes gangs duking it out for power and all will. of course everyone's trying to help stop this italy which has been flirting with general half star who leads one of the two rival the libyan government and controls almost half the country fronts with its regular peace summit swear macrorie plays the matchmaker paris wants elections as soon as possible one of the crucial elements is the organization of presidential and parliamentary elections on december tenth twenty eight it's a commitment on the basis of this process to fully and safely give their sovereignty back to the libyan people and allow them to expression on this date but
it's only for one doesn't want elections premature and they think conditions aren't right they say and france france once something else they fear my fear is that someone for economic motives and selfish national interest is putting the security of north africa at risk and result of europe as a whole i'm thinking of someone who waged a war that should have been waged someone who said election days without discussing it with allies with united nations were indeed with the libyan people move over mad calling you tried and your summits failed room is whose thing its own get together for peace but rumors say general haftar may be too busy to attend what with storming the capital and all trip. must be liberated and will not remain in the wrong hands the armed forces will act after making proper assessments we will move
on tripoli at the proper time why is tripoli so important you might ask legitimacy it's the capital and the government that currently controls it is the un recognized one general have tub controls half the country much of the oil but he by international law sell it only the recognized government can he needs the capital and make no mistake the libyans understand well what the europeans are up to and why they're backing different sides. of course there is negative intervention from some countries which have mentioned you in several meetings and international forums this needs to be taken into account and this should be enslaved nation of the international position towards libya and the direction of libya so that we can overcome this crisis. libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa and italy france want as much as they can get
italian or oil giant any recently purchased a large part of b.p. oil and gas license with the aim of increasing exploration french rival totalis has also be buying up drilling rights eager to get the pumps going this is a competition with billions at stake b.p. is the largest producer was the largest producer of oil in africa and not only that but it's highly prized because of its its technical qualities its so-called sweet low sulfur so it's highly prized in its refining is easier than some of the other stuff or other person at least so everybody wants a problem is this. area controlled. that's the real question and not to be too cynical that's what the europeans are most concerned about originally
they were back in tripoli just on the order of stability because it was recognized by the united nations but increasingly the europeans were getting very frightened. strife in libya will further cut off their oil supplies especially now with the prospect more sanctions. what's remarkable is that amidst all this endless war the. slavery crime will production is on the up by the end of next year they plan on increasing production to. levels one point six million barrels a day you can question their priorities but you can only admire the dedication. well people we talked to in libya's capital tripoli expressed that skepticism that a positive outcome from the meeting would be achieved. vision owens i believe in we
want something useful we want a productive meeting we want them to agree on something and then return to the libyan people and tell them that they're found a solution no one has found a solution. with regard to the conference there is nothing new happening the right solution is not wishful thinking but real and concrete work a little more than one who puts all the parties to the bloom of conference to reach a solution because the people has suffered enough as you can see may god guide them and bliss gumtree the height of rudeness. and i think there is an undeniable conflict between the italian and french states over economic interests as well as over control and the image of the two countries. a us federal judge has ordered prison officials in illinois to reconsider a transgender woman's denied request to be moved to a women's prison comes after the inmate took legal action against her state's correctional department claiming that she was treated like a sex slave in men's facilities twenty six year old day on strawberry hampton is
currently serving a ten year sentence for burglary she says she's faced sexual abuse in all four of the men's prisons she's been held it hunton has had her previous requests for transfer denied and argues that she would be safer in a women's prison while her lawyer has praised the federal judge's intervention this is an important step not only for school but in general for transgender women imprisoned across the nation is apartment of corrections which is responsible for the supervision of inmates says it makes every possible effort to safeguard vulnerable person as the illinois department of corrections maintains a strict a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment the department carefully considers housing assignments and the unique needs of offenders who identify as transgender. so we discussed the prison policy in america
towards transgender people with rights activist anthony rochus rights and the political commentator steve malzberg trump administration recently loosened and change regulations that came down under the obama administration they say that if you're if you're judged on what you are based on your biological sex ok so this person that we're talking about in chicago in the i would be judged a male under the trumpet ministration and the reason it was changed is because female prisoners in texas had a similar situation and they sued they didn't want a transgender male who said he was a woman coming to their prison they said it was an invasion of their property that you keep everybody safe but you don't start making accommodations special accommodations to gender dysphoria is accepted by the american medical association in american psychological association as distress from gender assignment at birth
so this isn't just something that people are doing for fun this is a recognized medical condition based on science based on research and decent study so it's very very important that we train these prison facilities better just like the entire society needs to be trained and more informed about the very specific issues that are affecting transgender people nationwide free marketing about personality people twenty people how much money do you want to spend how many special provisions you want to make in a system that probably doesn't have enough money in the first place for twenty people you need to keep everybody say if but you can start making special provisions to anybody who says that they feel like they were women when they were met born a man could be classified as trans gender whether they mean it or don't mean it i mean you have to consider the masses as opposed to the twenty people involved. well that's a very very dangerous. mode of speaking i happen to be from what is referred to as
a minority class and just because white people are in the majority does not mean that as an african-american or a light next person that we should be subjected to white supremacy secondly it's hard for you to have seen a lot of the letter that you talking about what our earth are you talking about white supremacy if i could if i could just finish it's hard for me to have sympathy for the prison system not having enough money when they were able to donate hundreds of millions of dollars to the donald trump campaign all the time prisoners regular present men and men and male prisoners are raped or attacked or pekin that's terrible so anyone that wants a transfer out they're going to get the same treatment as this transgender no they're not i mean prison is a tough place it's awful everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that spec actual privileges should be granted to people who claim that they're transgender it's just not fair and instances of violence is not a a function of preferential treatment is a function of safety we also have special provisions for younger inmates we have
special provisions for inmates who are proven to be suffering from mental health illness it's not a preferential treatment it's about keeping these people alive and that is actually in the best interest of these prison systems who are using these people for cheap or free labor. i think i've read in warsaw as the polish campus a lock independence day with a nationalist march two hundred fifty thousand people gathered on sunday with some taunting a wind to end catholic poland and decrying america's and pot of evil the country's president found government officials with that too alongside five rights groups. oh no. the. polish flags and banners were drapes down streets and across square it's also been
reported that a number of neo nazi symbols were spotted and an e.u. flag it was a large police presence watching over them up which took place at the same time as a state military parade the government's decision to march alongside far rights nationalists has been widely criticized island jewish philosophy professor from the hebrew university in jerusalem told us that my going to issue is leading to a rise of nationalist sentiment in europe. the polish government decided to actually embrace the. tendencies and. ideologies of the past because. the fear from the me gratian creates a bias a political bias and a political agenda brings into a defensive approach towards the entire matter of the immigrants threats from the
past are becoming the reality of the present and rising again but we must pay attention to the fact that today we have more reasons not only under simitis them but also what is going on with the european approach to the to the border questions and to the immigration question. a blast as well as the afghan capital kabul close to a high school in a police district reportedly killing at least ten people and injuring eight others it's hoggett a demonstration against taliban attacks on the has daraa ethnic group in the country there's no word at the moment about who was behind the bombing. last friday moscow hosted a landmark multilateral talks to all afghanistan china iran and pakistan were among the countries that for the first time the taliban were also represented russia's presidential envoy for afghanistan told us why it's crucial to have the taliban engaged in the peace process. we don't like the taliban
control the universe or a god of stone. whom we started to contact some four or five years ago. on the learn and the not of the monopoly power in afghanistan you know so they don't want to talk to these people to puppet government but they are really good to talk to but rule the spectrum of political and social forces. in this gone through got to. be part of such negotiations so it was a very big progress for who before said no war until we telemundo is not what you were when it was known as a terrorist organization it was a time when it was led by a late osama bin laden. of that time the bulk and majority of taliban want the
vault in the terrorist organization wheezes a. global idea of global jihad that laid out but after defeat they review their policy those part of the taliban who dominate was on their ranks and structures of dollars they are in favor of or. the political solution but since they're not sure. that it will come so easily they prefer to use it to. dangerously military pressure and political negotiations well it's nothing new for the world of the best the way to make your arrival while notable police are flexible by pushing force americans who are worth trying to do the same number a brew and also that the by force we may follow to negotiate but their
manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes project themselves. nor middle of the room. welcome back the netflix streaming service may find itself one hundred fifty million dollars out of pocket oh due to a satan worshipping cult nothing supernatural here though just your regular copyright dispute.
republic of congo the disease which causes internal bleeding and spreads rapidly has already taken two hundred lives in a matter of months and officials say it's the worst outbreak in the country's history according to the health ministry a vaccination program has so far in ocular it's about twenty five thousand people since the outbreak started in august doctors say more lives could be saved if medical teams didn't face direct threats to their lives from armed groups active in their region. looks at how the middle of each country is coping with the disease and they do violent instability. your new cell phone a necklace you just bought and a bowl of you might have forgotten the name of that deadly disease but there could be a connection between the three i'll explain in a sec this is the democratic republic of congo in the heart of africa that's where you find a lot of the pricey resources that the high tech and jewelry industries are after
but who's in control of all that the legal extraction of me little's share a call and landline is school violence in a number of regions in the democratic republic of congo it is generated almost a billion dollars in revenue for rebels and criminal groups the country's politics has been a violent mess for over twenty years now adays a new a bowl outbreak is making things worse for locals in only a few months it took the lives of almost two hundred people the health ministry says they've never had to deal with outbreaks of that scale and with armed thugs running the show in parts of the republic doctors are losing confidence in their own efforts i do think this is one of the challenges we'll have to see whether we're able to contain control and the colonel break within the current security situation. after all even the brave us doctors don't want to risk their lives when they're under constant threat of being taken out at times it's just physically
impossible to reach the affected areas on a harmed if we just look at the figures this is belgian research center even stamped on the tremendous effort to map mining sites as well as our presence and in their most recent report day identified more than two townsend's mined in sites in eastern alone. gould being the most important ones with a from to over eighty percent of my mics were working in gold and some gold is it's more difficult to control and about sixteen percent of the miners were brick and three chain mines and then about haul of these miners in regularly to treat the mind so so three eighteen months covered by its keep program so that it could survive and idea about the magnitude of the sector and some of the proportionally very small part that gets covered by the international regulatory initiatives but
as we've heard from the u.n. top man business means money does find its way into the fighters hands well back in two thousand and ten in america this law came into being and businesses were obliged to tell us if their products contained so-called conflict minerals from the democratic republic of congo reputation risks are to joke it comes out in a number of reports that are highlighted with the press on the companies that are doing little or no activity at all there is some companies that use two reports that are no longer reporting and so there is no reputational risk for them to be seen as laggards and not doing enough to ensure that they are not feeling any of the conflict in the d.n.c. . if we put bureaucracy nuts and bolts of saud in april last year the legislation was basically suspended while some companies have kept playing by the old rules
others could have found a handy loophole for themselves regardless of. big name brands in the manufacturers and the companies that i would buy a cell phone or a computer or a car from i do have influence by some of the richest companies in the world and they have the ability to work with their suppliers and work through their supply chain and have that assurance that they're not causing any deaths or destruction or violence against people you know or the planet. they were dotty we love to hear your thoughts on all of our stories so do get in touch by following us on social media and leaving your comments that we'll be back in about thirty five minutes we're going to headlines see that.
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time after time say we're going on the ground thirty nine years to the day of the first ever u.s. sanctions against iran following the revolution the depose u.k. installed dictator mohammad reza pahlavi coming up on the show his british ahmed saudi arabia's partner in the yemen war the u.a.e. subverting u.k. democracy and doesn't run cons nuclear pakistan continues i.m.f. negotiations with the look east over west plus what did yesterday's remembered sunday sermon you really mean hip hop artist and that of his loki on the demise. as a major power i mean the hundred year anniversary of the day coming up in today's going on the ground the first time with david miller of lobbyist investigated spin
watch david thanks so much for going on being a legal activity here in britain what's in your new report concerning the united arab emirates where we look at the loping in this country which really starts the results of the spring where the moving slowly perhaps towards democracy and we see the arab spring which promises democracy and they don't like it so they just say that they're going to set the face against them to try and undermine the possibility of democracy in their country or they would say standing up for us traditions and people will know the u.a.e. is a dubai is a tourist destination and so they spent a lot has been a lot of money particular in this country to try and marginalize the opposition and that country and also in this country so they try to pressurize the british government for example to investigate the muslim brothers and british government acceded to that demand they pressured them in particular by threatening to withhold b.p. contracts threatening possibility of three billion be
a systems contract so there was a lot of arm twisting and. bribery essentially and i know this is not standard lobbying i guess but this is what they did in order to get their political demands and the political among the particular to encourage the idea that the muslim brotherhood is a threat to democracy everywhere that it's a terrorist organization which is plainly absurd to in terms of the party it should say one should say. of course it was worded in this day. and so there was an attempt then to try and marginalize to that encourage a whole lot of essentially islamophobia ideas about the role of muslims in public life try to marginalize muslims in public life but the thing that shocked me the most and i'm kind of used to that neo conservative being islamophobia but then we turn it turns out that quite a lot of this is actually being pushed by the united. an arab emirates in a way which so anyway it's the israeli lobby and the same kind of tactics naturally
in the end we discovered the same thing tanks being employed by the us funded by by the zionist movement by the israel lobby put it in this country and in others they denies any idea any accusation of bribery i'm sure they probably say carrot and stick but you also have e-mails in this report suggesting that the chair of the u.k. foreign affairs select committee an old friend of this show was it quoting now a treasury official they were talking it well the they targeted the whole range of political movers and shakers yes in parliament the foreign affairs committee yes and the conservative middle east which is funded largely by the we but also you know the cabinet and the prime minister david cameron and they much wider than you know journalists think tanks a whole range of political that's talkers yeah one eyes i mean they're the buckley brothers telegraph peace talks getting the muslim brotherhood and you see that is coming.