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a journalist working for an r.t. affiliated companies injured on the colombia venezuela border is only dessert is plowed the vehicle through crowds in their attempt to get to colombia. i. almost six thousand protesters a flooded the streets of paris for fifteen successive weekends of anti-government rallies. on the weekly an act of censorship the head of the international federation of journalists lambasted facebook's decision to suspend several pages without one.
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thanks for joining as you're watching the weekly here on our. camera woman working for a media outlets affiliated with r.t. was injured during saturday's clashes on the colombia venezuela border the journalist was taken to hospital with leg injuries but has since been discharged this is the video that the journalist filmed just before she was injured she was at one of the border crossing they tried to went to colombia they left several people injured the soldiers that apparently switch sides and were about to show you the video of the ramming in question you make. i. i
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i i i. videoed cmos to get hold of footage said to show the aftermath of the running people can be seen climbing over barriers on the bridge while two armored vehicles are stationary in the background and in the scenes of chaos and panic one woman is shown with a bloodied face. i and media workers are finding themselves increasingly a risk is tensions in venezuela escalate in a separate incident a journalist is said to have been heckled by opposition activists and was forced to abandon her report card reportedly became angry when she said the opposition were in the minority the incident in question was captured on camera. of. god was i trucks with usaid gathering on venezuela's borders of
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spotting creasing the fierce clashes at checkpoints between opposition supporters and those loyal to president maduro. i. was.
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following the clashes fun of a self-proclaimed leader urged the world to consider all options to liberate the people of venezuela he disputes the legitimacy of president maduro claiming that the last elections were rigged why d'orsel announce these planned to meet with the u.s. vice president on monday to discuss the current situation president there meanwhile has expressed serious concern about washington's really intentions in sending that aid he maintains he's the rightful president of venezuela it's a post he's held since twenty thirteen and he in turn accuses why don't have violating the country's pompei are fabricating reasons to start a war against caracas payor though doesn't seem too concerned and this continued to add fuel to the fire. of a duly elected interim president mr gordo the american people have been most generous providing a couple hundred tons of food medicine hygiene kits for the venezuelan people and then will continue to build up the global coalition to put force behind the voice
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of the venezuelan people. thousands have been showing their support for president maduro at a rally on saturday he called on fun as well as take to the streets and. julie. i mean everything i swear to formalise fugitives international second city 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 as that. is the right person to take from this white a forward. eagerly only looking only in more violence could mean honestly how. venice run up. to the turn how that's. been
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a strain on. we seek a peaceful transition of power. but all options are on. that .
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if god yeah. and. well here at the deep this bridge crossing right on the colombian venezuelan border i'm on the columbia 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
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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 why do have called for protests from their respective supporters there was an opposition protests in your caracas where protesters surrounded an air force base. now chile 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 humanitarian aid and
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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's cut all ties with colombia so a total diplomatic rupture which is certainly a disturbing development but it's all quite here it does bridge but at the other crossings there are clashes going on meanwhile the red cross is warning people on the border with colombia are falsely advertising themselves as working for the group to try and get into venezuela they express concern that this threatens the organizations image of impartiality and video shows people with red cross emblems on the shirts blending in with the crowd chanting slogans humanitarian organizations demanded the activists stop wearing their insignia earlier we heard
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from brant alterman editor of the news website opera monday he told us that the whole humanitarian aid campaign is aimed at undermining the duros control of venezuela's borders. is assault weapon to provoke a cold war i mean what seeing the game is if you do have to off then as well as borders or lot it's not the question is not the issue is not who military aid is dick control of that is well appalled clearly did the white house halt medina's downfall would be a fast track gratian but move forces and part of the people off or we him and this . is going now as we could see yesterday well thousands of people market food. have aleutian. but clash against u.s. interference is growing there are now one hundred fifty campaigns globally against white house meddling that's according to the no war on venezuela movement we heard
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from one 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 in her realist 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 us is orchestrating the opposition of course realizes
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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 be 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 is only to get rid of the elected government the wall opposition to the quiet though is slated to hold talks on monday with senior officials from the u.s. and a number of latin american countries who are keeping a close eye on any developments.
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thank you yellow first demonstrators are continued to vent their anger in france for a fifteenth consecutive weekend the french interior ministry says more than forty six thousand people rallied across the country on saturday or six thousand of them were in paris. this weekend so five separate demonstrations organized in the capital alone six protesters were reportedly detained at all of us movement began in november over the issue of fuel tax hikes but it's evolved since it's now a stand against popular government policies at this weekend's that organizers appealed for peaceful protest after support for the move into dep't and its continued outbreaks of violence yellow vests have announced over social media they're planning a decisive action namely three days of protests that starts march the way the
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director of the french economic observatory believes the movement's unlikely to get any more concessions. france is resisting we always skeptical towards neoliberal innovations and from this perspective it contributed to macros failure as a representative of the the french economy came into power to exercise definite policies to lower taxes for the rich in 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 and almost being surrounded by media freedom groups have to facebook suspended some. pages details after the break.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development that only. i don't see. will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. as far right parties obsess about the danger is them presents to the western lifestyle some islamic scholars are concerned about the opposite of our no advantage argues the dead muslims don't step up their game within the next twenty to forty years may vanish from europe are those fears really justified.
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welcome back facebook's suspension this week of several r.t. linked accounts is being described as an act of censorship by the international federation of journalists last week the social networking giant blog pages belonging to mass media after a c.n.n. report suggested it was trying to conceal its russian ties here's what the ruth had to say 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 have j. . artie's correspondent has more on the story now and explains why facebook's
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critics are 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 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 u.s. foreign policy a totally journalistic thing to do criticize and discuss stuff right this is censorship selective biased unfair prejudiced and blatant regardless of what you
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think of run 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 but 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 video for russia backed in the now and to us readers because they criticize us foreign policy for example the reactions to this ban and there have been many remarkable also is that facebook talked 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 us that all the pages were just unpublished and it had an automated button we couldn't appeal to which we do. of course we have not heard a word from facebook and it's been over three days now the suspected reason is that
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it didn't reveal its russian funding which no one doesn't face book and never had to 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. 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 as 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 they work to make quality stuff funny videos serious videos investigations the poor the sauls into their work only because the side the winds the thesis censors personally
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i'm surprisingly calm because i've spent in the now was 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 theory beyond the internet was if more people wanted to see something that we should be allowed to see it of the when you do into. searches the things that come up when you put a question in he's supposed to fund the thing most people are looking at but of
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course of no started talking about changing the algorithms there's a lot mastic media would like to say to facebook as anger as 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 out that's 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 we spoke later told
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moffitt media that it would be allowed back on to the site if connections to r.t. are made clear to discuss the story with talk show host jimmy door who sees the hundred the us government work. 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. most of the media went into a spin this week of putin's warning that moscow is ready to target perceived
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threats with its latest hypersonic missile threaten 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 u.s. bases intermediate range missiles in europe despite his friendly relationship with president trump lattimer putin has vastly the edge over america in his state of the nation address on wednesday president putin announced their new hypersonic cruise missile will undergo testing this year it can travel up to nine times faster than sound on its both ground and seeing targets in the thousand kilometer range and it said can be deployed from land or sea but the russian president did stress the new missile is a tyrant not an offensive weapon because usually the word you can you. call russia the biggest threat to the us but i can tell you that. all our actions in the she
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was done solely as a response to the river defense of nature. we discuss what this new missile might mean for global security with several experts. i think it's a reasonable mass you know i'd have to tend to agree with the sentiments that putin has expressed because i saw no purpose that i think the. you know of acceleration of the animosity between the two countries came by us is cancer not of i and half out of the treaty and that opened up the door for this so i think it's reasonable for defensive purposes to do this i think we're a lot safer then the people in washington and the people who build our weapons claim we are because even if it's not for the fact of aggression and starting a war i think people when they make profits building weapons there are likely to promote problems actually in hong says the state stability of deterrent systems and
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the reason i say that is because deterrence currently relies upon missile systems or aircraft or different systems which are inherently detectable if america was to launch for example missile strikes which destroyed russia's ability to respond by for example talked in commander control systems the submersible weapon systems would still be available to actually mounts or a target to strike on the united states which means hopefully the other side would be deterred from using its weapons this is an international jewel me for updates on our top stories in half an hour. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics school this list i'm showbusiness i'll see that.
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country has gone into a nihilistic theme that's why i think i got to hit the road and get out the traveling across america to find what makes america take the charlatans the genius of this place especially american hero this is a weak point around which allen is done something we always are on the margins something. called the culture party. to begin to headed east into the swamp we're going into the belly of the beast i think i want to leave now doesn't get any more gondo than this it may be completely different and it is just . my thought of who is the liar who will accept the idea of course this would be ocean without by listening i was there when the board of the six the seven was there was about as it's covered up or we are going to be slipping my eye on the line of snipping and go one step i underline which
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means that we will be living in it be fine one is did situation therefore is lighter with a find it's that neither of you wish i was the north korea woke up because their claim. what is described in the west as a russian invasion of crimea is
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a fact the presence of russian soldiers in crimea can you clarify that. they could have to go to a barely spoke all of equal but the most of the more school full of the couldn't. as long ago as eighteen zero for sevastopol the naval base became the main military port of the russian empire on the black sea. during the second world war the heroic defense of sevastopol lasted almost a year and took hundreds of thousands of lives. therefore the naval base in crimea has a legacy of historical pride for the russian black sea fleet as well as being of huge strategic importance. those of us alive back then remember when there were soviet missiles put into cuba how frightened americans were and how angry and how we almost went to
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a nuclear confrontation over having weapons of that kind of destruction placed that close to the united states. just so if the united states considers cuba to be in its backyard. then crimea plays at russia's doorstep. the consequences of a u.s. seizure of the face or a nato base which in general. but almost a sum up as soon as the insuring is natural. taught me to. put you on with that. was today and you know unless. you know it's not just like with practical. opinion it's. so it's not just in the military uses into the support that we. know innocence that ended up with the old me the only leader on the us it. was a piece of the school board. just him a part of what i get there.
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