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i'm not. a journalist working for an r.t. affiliated company is injured on the colombia venezuela border as army defectors allow their vehicles through the crowds to get to colombia. almost six and to government run it's. also to go on the weekly an act of censorship the head of the international federation of journalists facebook decision to suspend several pages without any warning.
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and i welcome to the weekly roundup of the top stories here on r.t. international and daniel hawkins review our welcome to the program. and working for a media outlet linked to. saturday's clashes on the colombia venezuela border the journalist was taken to hospital with leg injuries to since been discharged this video was captured just moments before the incident occurred. i. just was filming this video just before the incident happened she was standing near two armored vehicles as they sped through a crowded border crossing into colombia just before the venezuelan soldiers defectives several other people were also injured as well we should warn you the
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following video of that collision is the stressing. that. was. i was. i. on properly video agency managed to get hold of the footage said to show the aftermath of the ramming evil can be seen climbing over barriers on the bridge world through armored vehicles or stationary in the background amid the scenes of chaos and panic one woman is shown with a bloodied face. covering the chaos on the border has been a challenge for journalists for more r.t. correspondent phil was there she described a separate incident a colleague was surrounded by one guede or supporters who prevented her from
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filming her report and this is a video of the encounter the reporter dressed in red was filming for a spanish network apparently the crowd objected the way she was this a journalist until she left the scene i venezuela's blamed colombia for stoking chaos on the border and encouraging humanitarian aid trucks to breach a military cordon president nicolas maduro claims those couple go to and colombian diplomats are now leaving venezuela meanwhile a standoff was also raise you on venezuela's border with brazil throughout saturday .
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yes. there at the bridge crossing right on the colombian venezuelan border i'm on the colombia side you can see venezuela behind me there was a lot of momentum here 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 then he made a statement standing alongside his allies and the president of chile and the
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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 guy i don't know 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 this 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
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on the colombian side of the border just a few hundred meters ahead of me and 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 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 that venezuela's president nicolas maduro has ordered the he's cut all ties with colombia so a total diplomatic rupture which is certainly a disturbing development. meanwhile the red cross is warning that people on the border with colombia are falsely advertising themselves as working for the aid group to try and get into venezuela expressed concern that this threatens the organization's image of impartiality video shows people with red cross emblems on
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their shirts blending in with the crowd and chanting slogans the humanitarian organization has demanded that activists stop wearing their insignia. meanwhile thousands have been showing their support for president maduro at a rally on saturday he called on venezuelans to take to the streets and defend the country's independence he also denounced door as an american puppet earlier we heard from bono i'll try an editor of news website topper a monday it's always that the whole humanitarian aid campaign is aimed at undermining more duros control of venezuela's borders. is a soft weapon to provoke a cold war i mean what seeing is if i do have to off then as well as borders or lot if that's the question is not the issue is naught to military aid is the control of venezuela bald clearly the white house thought it was
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downfall would be a fast track gratian but move forces. people off for him and his support is going as we could see yesterday well thousands of people. have aleutian. following the clashes venezuelan opposition leader one going door to world to consider all options to liberate the people of venezuela he disputes the legitimacy of president claiming the last elections were rigged in january he declared himself into room president of venezuela a move that was swiftly recognized by washington and will do is put in power since twenty thirteen he says quote always attempting a coup with the help of the united states when as one of government claims the white house is seeking a pretext for military action and the u.s. secretary of state added fuel to the fire with his latest threat. they have a duly elected interim president mr gore though the american people have been most
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generous providing a couple hundred tons of food medicine hygiene kits for the venezuelan people and that will continue to build up the global coalition to put force behind the voice of the venezuelan people here's a quick look at how the crisis in venezuela has snowballed just in the space of a few weeks. i mean i swear to formalise to the teachings of the national executive vice president of venezuela i doubt it's probably recognize a 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 it is clear that notice muro is not the legitimate leader of venezuela so the united kingdom believes that. is the right person to take from his white a forward. eagerly. lease
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could mean honestly how. venice china. how that's. venice. we seek a peaceful transition of power. but all options are on i.
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and many people around the world have accused the u.s. of destabilizing venezuela a rally against the us interference in south america was held in new york on saturday there are now one hundred fifty similar campaigns across the world according to be no war on venezuela movement we heard from one activist who was at the gathering 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 him as there is no war that the u.s. 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 venice where there is chaos and and the u.s. intervention is needed but who is causing the economic destabilization in venezuela
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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 is only a cover to get rid of the elected government. in wall opposition leader one go door is slated to hold talks on monday with senior officials from the u.s. on a number of latin american countries as well we'll keep
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a close watch on any developments. more than forty six thousand people took to the streets of cities across france on saturday for the latest yellow vest rallies the largest march was in paris attracting six thousand protesters. this was the fifteenth consecutive weekend of civil unrest in france the yellow vest movement was launched last november in response to a fuel tax hike quickly evolved into a nationwide movement against government policies seen as favoring the rich yellow vest activists say they are now planning a decisive act on march the eighth to raise the pressure on president micron
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a french economist we spoke to though believes the government is unlikely to make any further concessions. as you still need to rule france's resisting will always skeptical towards neoliberal innovations and from this perspective it contributed to macros failure as a representative of the talent 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 the contemptuous technocrat exist that arm is being sounded by media freedom groups after facebook suspended some are affiliated pages will have more on that after this short break.
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parties obsess about the danger is them presents to the western lifestyle some islamic scholars are concerned about the opposite our no advantage argues the dead muslims don't step up their game within the next twenty to forty years. vanish from europe are those fears really justified.
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the program facebook suspension this week of several r.t. linked accounts has been described as an act of censorship by the international federation of journalists last week the social networking giant blocked pages belonging to media after a c.n.n. report suggests that it was trying to conceal its russian ties is what phillipe luth 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. more guys there has more now on the story and explains why facebook's critics are crying foul. what happened was unprecedented
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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 voicing legitimate arguments crew 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
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this trio c.n.n. u.s. funded german motional 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. reporter calls ran a colleague's video 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 talked to everyone they wanted but haven't said a word reason they would justify the 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 did of course we have not heard a word from fate. book and it's been over three days now the suspected reason is
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that it didn't reveal its 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 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 ceaseless censors personally
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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 the names that 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 there 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 incident was if more people wanted to see something than we should be allowed to see it when you do internet searches things that come up when you. put a question in he's supposed to find the thing that most people are looking at but
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of course if no started talking about changing the algorithms there's a lot maffet media would like to say to facebook as anger as hurt feeling of being picked on bullied. is also understanding and a simple human plea this book if you're listening what i would say to you is i understand that you're under in a 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 of facebook later told my fic media it would be allowed back onto the site if the connections to all made
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clear we discussed the story with talk show host jimmy door who sees the hand of the u.s. government at work. this is a bunch of an elected 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 actual censorship happening so if you're going to take away someone's rights you have to have a transparent process to do that 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. the parts of the media went into a spin this week of lottery putin's warning that moscow was ready to target perceived threats with this latest sort of missile. threatened to retaliate by
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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 vladimir putin has vastly excel aerated russia's missile programs and who openly says gives moscow the edge over america in his state of the nation address on wednesday president putin announced that new hypersonic cruise missile will undergo testing this year and travel up to nine times faster than sound zyklon hits both ground and sea targets in a thousand kilometer range and can be deployed from land or sea however the russian president stressed that the new missile is a deterrent not an offensive weapon. huge in the words. they call russia the biggest threat to the us room but i can tell you that russia wants
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to have an equal and friendly relationship with the united states russia is not threatening anyone at all our actions in the security done solely as a response and so they're of a defensive nature of. a former us presidential candidate ron paul told us what he thinks this new missile might mean for global security. i think it's a reasonable massey you know i'd have to tend to agree with the sentiments that putin has expressed because i saw no purpose i think the. acceleration of the animosity between these two countries came by us is 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
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promote problems there's the headlines for this i will join us again in thirty minutes time for the latest global news updates will see the. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest on the world of politics sport this list i'm showbusiness i'll see that. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sit in the home field where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and the fresh perspective i'm used to surprising people and i saw one on t.v. . i'm going to talk about
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football not the or else i just think i was going to the. by the way ways of that slide here. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and she. wanted us. to go on to be close it's like the full story in the morning can people that. i'm interested always in the lines of our. question. i thought it would be disloyal who will accept the idea of course this would be ocean without by listening as they're going toward the little six to seven it was there was about as it's got because all we are going to be slipping i underline is slipping into a one state i underline which means that we will be living living in
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a defunct one this did situation and therefore it is like. you will find it said no you go to jail wish i was the north you're welcome i think i was very clear. there. whole and 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
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forty years islam may be gone from europe and both camps are relying on the inside track supporters well to discuss that i'm now joined by our in the front door and 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 it's 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 had a very dramatic political and spiritual transition from what some would call and islamophobia fight each you i'm a slum ikhwan 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
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myself that i was not really informed about this in the false. 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 it as. part of alice planned that you pass to faith would be inspired by bigotry yes well that's 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
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responsibility and the responsibility of our political party to warn people about islam.


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