i. clashes along venezuela's borders is trucks carrying u.s. aid to stop by the country's military that is the self-proclaimed interim president calls for elected leader. to be toppled. but. also almost six thousand protesters flooded the streets of paris with fifteen successive weekend of anti government demonstrations and an act of censureship the head of the international
federation of journalists lambaste facebook's decision to suspend several accounts close also to come in the weekly president vladimir putin says that russia is ready to respond to threats with its new hypersonic missile system while stressing that it's only for defensive purposes the statement certainly prompted a reaction. threatening to retaliate by targeting western capitals with new weapons what a confrontational step but a confrontational speech to russia is not. nature . well they welcome the latest developments in a look back at what's been happening to you over the last seven days you're watching weekly here on r.t. international now the turmoil in venezuela has increased after trucks carrying u.s.
well following those clashes venezuela's self-proclaimed leader one quite over here in the world to consider all options to liberate the people of venezuela he disputes the legitimacy of president dora claiming the last elections were rigged also announce his plans to meet with the u.s. vice president on monday to discuss the situation well the president nicolas maduro meanwhile has expressed serious concern about washington's real intentions in sending in aid he maintains he's the rightful president of venezuela opposed he's been in since twenty thirty and accuses of violating the constitution he also says that why those attempting to stage a coup aided and abetted by the u.s. the venezuelan foreign minister meanwhile also lambasted the u.s. today accusing secretary of state. of fabricating reasons to start a war against caracas meanwhile washington says it is preparing more sanctions against venezuela. venezuela's military has
a choice embrace democracy protect civilians and allow in humanitarian aid or face even more sanctions in isolation. the u.s. will take action against those who oppose the peaceful restoration of democracy in venezuela now is the time to act in support of the needs of the desperate venezuelan people or despite that thousands of people have been showing their support to the president during speaking at a rally on saturday he called on his whalen's to take to the streets and defend the country's independence and he denounced why there is an american. julie. i swear to formally assume the duties of the national executive as president of venezuela i added states probably recognize national symbol president one point zero as the interim president of venezuela we recognize and express our full support for the presidency of venezuela assumed by the president of the national
assembly one quite though it is clear that a smoother open is not the legitimate leader than us by law so you're not going to believe that. is the right person to take that is why the forward. eagerly only looking out even more violence could be meaningless how in the. us when a front. runner turns out it's. been a strain on. we seek a peaceful transition of power. but all options are on. national
i'm on the colombia side you can see venezuela behind me there was a lot of momentum here the small inning to get these so-called humanitarian aid trucks through. made an appearance this morning he climbed up on one of the trucks addressed the crowd and he made a statement standing alongside his allies and the president of chile and the president of paraguay the other bridge crossings in the area have seen violent clashes indeed now one humanitarian aid truck was reportedly even set on fire at one point protesters uprooted a tree trunk and used it actually is a battering ram against venezuelan police vehicle in another instance protesters from both sides were throwing rocks at one another. both nicolas maduro and one by doe have called for protests from their respective supporters there was
an opposition protest in near caracas where protesters surrounded an air force base . now julie and brazil have said that the so called humanitarian aid has actually entered venezuela at some of the crossing points but that's certainly not the case here is the humanitarian you know these these trucks are still sitting on the colombian side of the border just a few hundred meters ahead of me at the bolivian president evo morales has denounced this and said it's a trojan horse that the u.s. he accused the u.s. of attempting to smuggle weapons under the cover of humana. tarion aid and considering the involvement of the state department special envoy to venezuela elliott abrams who did just exactly that back in the one nine hundred eighty s. under the reagan administration it seems to be a legitimate concern now the latest is venezuela's president nicolas maduro has ordered he has cut all ties with colombia so
a total diplomatic rupture which is certainly disturbing development but it's all quite here it indeed does bridge but the other crossings there are clashes going on . down cohen reporting there were more than three hundred people have reportedly been injured in the clashes that venezuela's borders with colombia and brazil meanwhile on saturday several members of venezuela's national guard deserted their posts at the border and try to flee to colombia. the moment that they did try to run their vehicle through a security barrier a word of warning there you might find the video disturbing. you know that was the was. was the controversy is also happening at the venezuela colombia border
the humanitarian aid group the red cross has warned that people are falsely advertising themselves as workers for the organization and attempting to cross into venezuela expressed concern that these actions might risk the impartiality of the organizations work. well a crisis in venezuela has caused global shock waves to according to the no war in venezuela movement there are now one hundred fifty campaigns worldwide against us interference in the country we heard for from an antiwar activist who was at a protest in new york. this was a day for the people of the world the grassroots movement to make their voice heard against another u.s. war a war that's for oil that's for internal is domination and has nothing to do with humanitarian aid as there is no war that the us has ever what it has been for
humanitarian purpose it will raise a firestorm within latin america that is absolutely clear destruction of the economy of venezuela this is a crime that the the us is community very there and saying that there is chaos and and the us intervention is needed but who is causing the economic destabilization in venezuela it's a seizing of venezuela's own funds and the him imposition of sanctions and the blocking of trade that the u.s. is orchestrating the opposition of course realizes that they have a big mediocre form and they are going to make all kinds of claims but they are the ones who are accepting shipments of arms that will lead to many more deaths and they are the ones who are creating a crisis on the border demanding that these trucks get through this is the
wealthiest people in venezuela who could well provide for other people if they so chose instead they want this money to get rid of the elected government well as mentioned earlier the leader of the opposition one quiet i was planning to meet with senior u.s. officials on monday that as tensions intensify along and as well as borders with brazil and colombia and of course we'll keep you updated on any further developments. thank you now france has been rocked by a fifteenth consecutive weekend of protests as yellow vests demonstrators vent their anger over government policies the french interior ministry says that more than forty six thousand people rallied across france on saturday almost six thousand of them in paris.
i. i. am. i. this weekend saw five separate demonstrations organized in paris alone six protesters reported to have been detained there the yellow vests movement began last november of a fuel tax hikes and it's evolved since then into protests against some popular government policies before the march this saturday online announcements did appear for peaceful action to support the movement has dipped in recent weeks amid continued outbreaks by us. for the yellow vests have announced over social media see that they are planning what they describe as a decisive act three days of protests starting on march the eighth we spoke to the director of the french economic observatory he says the movement is unlikely to get any more concessions. yes last days you still need to france's resisting will
always skeptical towards neoliberal innovations and from this perspective it contributed to macros failure as a representative of the turn in the french economy came into power to exercise definite policies to lower taxes for the rich and businesses to keep wages low to cut back social spending and so on it's obvious that he won't give up on the stances due to the yellow vests this week during discussions on unemployment benefits we see that macron aligns with his strategy he condemns social services partners he intrudes into their talks in a very disrespectful manner preserves his line of a contemptuous technocratic he goes yes you watch and wait here not a still to come this hour the alarm is being sounded by media freedom groups after facebook suspended some arty affiliated pages we'll have a look at that story. just after the break.
what politicians do. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to. have to go right to be able to watch them before three of them or can't be good. interested in the water. pressure. that's far right parties obsess about the danger is them presents to the western lifestyle some islamic scholars are concerned about the opposite or no advantage on the dead muslim isto step up their game within the next twenty to forty years islam may vanish from europe are those fears really justified.
welcome back to the way clean now an act of censorship that's how the president the international federation of journalists described facebook suspension of several r.c. affiliated accounts that after the media freedom representative from the european security organization the s.c. said he's closely following the situation well last week the social networking giant did block four pages belonging to math it media which produces online users and which a c.n.n. report recently suggested was attempting to conceal its ties to russia is what felipe ruth had to say about the move. closing
a facebook account or any internet link from the media without prior warning can be considered as an act of censorship opposed by the i.f.j. well it is going to delve deeper into story now and explains why facebook's critics a crying foul. what happened was unprecedented a channel with four million subscribers billions of views blocked or for its content not for saying anything malicious or untrue or hateful but just because of its nationality russian i mean c.n.n. which was behind in the investigation that led to this said it best so great viral videos great design you know and the content was pretty critical of the u.s. government of us mainstream media but nothing that would be totally out of the ordinary necessarily a lot of legitimate arguments but as we started digging into it we did find that
the company which set up these pages over the past six months was actually backed by or why they voiced seeing legitimate arguments critical of us foreign policy totally journalist the thing to do criticize and discuss stuff right this is censorship selective biased unfair prejudiced and blatant regardless of what you think of ron you call it russia or anything else this trio c.n.n. u.s. funded german marshall fund and facebook working together to selectively censor is highly disturbing that this is the inevitable outcome of breaking facebook to censor here is a taste of the u.s. media acting just like state media a buzz feed report of course ran a colleague's videos for russia backed in the now and to us readers because they criticize us foreign policy for example the venezuela coup attempt censorship is the most commonly used word in reactions to this ban and there have been many
remarkable also is that facebook talk to everyone they wanted but haven't said a word reason they were justified anything to the folks they blocked face about hasn't contacted i thought all the pages were just unpublished and. had an automated button we could appeal to which we did of course we have not heard a word from facebook and it's been over three days now the suspected reason is that it didn't reveal it's russian funding which no one doesn't face book and never have we did not violate any rules there is no rule that you have to post anything about your funding or personal funding on facebook no one does it not any of the u.s. sponsored outlets not any of the qatari sponsored outlets no country not china not turkey not russia not the us has to put these labels on their facebook pages there is no requirement by facebook that people disclose their funding the b.b.c.
doesn't do it the c.b.c. is facebook page doesn't do it al-jazeera facebook page doesn't do it it's just not standard industry practice to disclose your funding on facebook you can't help but feel for the food media i know many of them to make quality stuff funny videos serious videos investigations the poor the sauls into their work only to be cost the side the winds the thesis senses personally i'm surprisingly calm because i've spent in the now as a project that i created from scratch it's in the now because my aims and he's in now way like this is my baby. i spent the last four and a half five years of my life growing this channel. last year trying to build the team young professionals that really want to make good important contacts. so it's pretty big for me in terms of the broader picture it's huge oh it's huge all right
the crime it appears was being too russian and this now seemingly is a crime enough to get your bad and the result questioned whether facebook should have the power to decide what people see and hear i mean the sciri been on the internet was it more people wanted to see something. the list should be allowed to see it and you of the when you do internet searches things that come up when you put a question in you're supposed to fund the thing that most people are looking at but of course if no started talking about changing the algorithms there's a lot maverick media would like to see to feast book as anger hurt feeling of being picked on bullied but is also understanding and a simple human plea facebook if you're listening what i would say to you is i understand that you're under in pressure from various forces to suppress this or that content based on political reasoning but do not succumb to censorship do not
succumb to complying with various government funded outlets regardless of what government they're funded by to censor let your users decide what's good and what's bad do not get in the in the business of dictating. what constitutes good speech and bad speech it's a slippery slope. and it could lead to disaster in the end well facebook did later reply to matthew media saying that the pages will be allowed back on to the site if they do make it clear that they are affiliated with r.t. we discussed the page ban further with a talk show host jimmy door. this is a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in silicon valley deciding who gets freedom of speech based on completely random rules that are public and they make up on the fly that that's what so this is an actual censorship happening so if you're going to take away someone's rights you have to have a transparent process to do that you can't just do it willy nilly with
a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in the middle of the night in silicon valley deciding who gets to have freedom of speech or not and that's what's happening right here and by the way it's happening in conjunction with the government which makes it doubly horrible but it's not really being reported correctly in the united states because corporate media is in bed with the same people. and i pass the media to go into a spin this week to meet putin's warning that moscow is ready to target perceived threats with its latest hypersonic missile. threatened to retaliate by targeting western capitals with his own new weapons lattimer putin threatening to target the united states with its new generation of hypersonic missiles if the us bases intermediate range missiles in europe despite his friendly relationship with president trump lattimer putin has vastly excel aerated russia's missile programs and who he openly says gives moscow the edge over america well during his annual
state of the nation address on wednesday president putin didn't answer the call on a new hypersonic cruise missile that can be deployed from both land and sea will undergo testing later this year you wish done of his more. another day another excuse to panic for the mainstream media for them for the second year in a row the flavor of lattimer putin's state of the nation address is faster are deadly are you sure. you another room vonzell product does work on which you don't go in and you certainly be completed on schedule namely i would like to talk about the comm hypersonic missile good i'm going to get you and that's a big enough trigger to get everything from the tabloids to serious outlets it ing repeat the concerns are not entirely unreasonable though the zircon mess is set to become a force to reckon with it's a silent assassin covering three kilometers in one second means zircon travels
nine times faster than the speed of sound the target literally won't hear it coming there's no hiding from it either it can hit both the ground and see targets within a range of a thousand kilometers it can be launched from either submarines or from military ships it is out of the books ready to use with the launch pads already in service yet the intimidating tech specs and to a bigger extent even the click bait headlines are upset. during the fundamental thing about the new weapon russia hopes it will rust away and fall apart and not a single shot will be fired huge and as a word when you lonely it was a decision called russia the biggest threat to the us are over there but i can tell you that russia wants to have an equal and friendly relationship with the united states russia is not threatening anyone at all our actions in the security syria done solely as a response and so they're of
a defensive nature but i need to look at it moscow says it won't throw the first punch it only ever wants the missiles to be used as blanks during military drills but it's better safe than sorry. and that's how the weeklies looking so fast today here not back again as usual interest i have a huff and. so
what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race is often spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. in twenty forty you know bloody revolution to the demonstrations going from being relatively peaceful political protests to be creasing the violent revolution is always spontaneous or is it your style or here i mean your list with video. scrolling needle the former ukrainian president recalls the events of twenty fourteen. of those who took part in this shit over five billion dollars to assist ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure
a secure and prosperous and democratic. poland welcome to worlds apart as far right parties obsess about the danger islam presents to the western lifestyle some islamic scholars are increasingly concerned about the danger the western lifestyle presents to slam our guest today argues that if moderate muslims don't step up their game within the next twenty to forty years islam may be gone from europe and both camps relying on the. supporters well to
discuss that i'm now joined by our in the van dorn a former member of the dutch freedom party who converted to islam and now represents the party if unity and islamic party in the hague city council is a wonder and it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time good afternoon good to be here now you obviously have a very dramatic political and spiritual transition from what some would call and islamophobia and this law make one but before we talk about what drew you to islam let me ask what attracted you to the dutch freedom party yes well first of all. people are talking about islam and western europe in the united states and other parts of the world and they are misguided about this because they hear a lot of negative stories in the media from other politicians and so did i blame myself that i was not really informed about islam in the past and i'm happy to be
a muslim of course now since two thousand and thirteen. that was a long journey took me over a year but if you study islam sincerely with an open mind it will find. actually it's a very peaceful. religion that for what i read about your spiritual journey your interest in islam was particularly sparked by your relationship with gareth builders and he's film fitna which portrayed muslims as intolerant and bound on the world domination do you find it ironic i do you perhaps see that as. part of alice plan that you pass to faith would be inspired by bigotry yes well and bury it i sincerely believe that islam was i thought for a society that muslims are oppressing women promoting terrorism and i felt it my responsibility and the responsibility of our political party to warn people about islam so again this was