tv [untitled] June 11, 2011 10:01pm-10:31pm EDT
three months on from the fukushima nuclear catastrophe in japan public anger at the concealment of the true size of the disaster spills on to the streets as people demand action to end the ongoing crisis. the government is not providing proper information and people young and old want to know the truth. powerful dangerous and possibly illegal that's the view of activists protesting against the secretive meeting of some of the world's most influential political and financial leaders at the annual builder bird conference. and r.t. takes a look at large scale modernization the russian city of sochi is undergoing to make the twenty four thousand paralympic games easily accessible for participants and spectators alike.
six am in moscow i met treasurer good to have you with us here on r t our top story it's three months since a huge earthquake struck japan triggering a devastating tsunami that killed tens of thousands it also caused the worst nuclear disaster in decades at the fukushima reactor to mark the day a mass demonstration was held in tokyo protesting against the use of nuclear power and the concealment by authorities of the real scale of the accident on thomas house. that is the three months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami which will rock to japan again devastated the fukushima region of course creating the nuclear disaster at the tepco daiichi power plant where we now know that. three reactors have melted down and possibly melted through now today is a very interesting day at the tepco headquarters in central tokyo thousands of people have gathered some in support of nuclear power believe it or not and
thousands more who are walking the streets and organize protests carrying signs and banners and shouting out slogans through loud speakers against nuclear power saying that there needs to be alternative sources of energy of all of this of course in front of the tepco headquarters the company responsible for the daiichi power plant one of the reasons why this is important is that within the past week new information has come out saying that tepco at the initial phases of the disaster lied about the amount of radiation that was coming in and tried to downplay the situation saying that the radiation levels were not as bad that there could possibly be a meltdown then of course this past week it was revealed that they cut those numbers off and a half in fact. the government is not providing proper information and people young and old want to know the truth of the course on the situation with the radioactive emissions has not changed in the last three months nothing has changed since the very beginning the communities devastated people have no homes there is no place to
walk everything is destroyed also coming to life is that the nuclear fuel not only melted down but possibly melted through the inner containment vessels and into the outer stainless steel linings which is a much much more serious problem one thing that people are worried about is the amount of radioactive water that is in the area this is the beginning of the rainy season and people are worried that with the more rain that radioactive water will then spill out any flooding in the area causing more contamination also people are very angry about the children there are schools which are contaminated as well right now kids are exposed to higher levels of radiation than they ever have been in the past and they have to stay inside in sealed buildings without the ability to play outside it's also very hot be possible i guess she said. and here's what their ads are about that's about one person from the prime minister's habit has actually already trying they say that he will not subject his own child as the a.n.c. it is a contact over so that he would have been especially in iraq trying to get themselves
to these higher levels of radiation of course our goal as an r.t. crew is to go into the fukushima zone and we're going to go in with some clean up crews and see how that process is going right now but from tokyo john thomas artsy . residents of the stricken fukushima district and those who live nearby have not only faced radiation exposure but also social stigma that's according to professor robert jacobs from the hiroshima peace institute. there are still people living in areas where there's high radiation and there's children going to school in areas where there's high radiation and so there's been a reluctance to move as quickly as possible and a lot of people from the area who even people who were born there but who live in tokyo are experiencing discrimination in japan by people who consider them toss of the contaminated even the radiation is not transferable to other people but there are a lot of problems ahead if i can give one quick example in august there's a very important holiday in japan called old bone in which everyone returns to
their hometown because the spirits of ancestors come to their burial places where their ashes are interned and the family welcomes them these people exclusion zone will not be able to observe this will they just holiday and welcome there the spirits of their ancestors who return no bones so when people find that they're unable to carry out their familial obligations for decades because they can't return to these areas people tend to blame themselves even if there are structural reasons so there needs to be some work done to help people through not just the radiation exposure but the social breakdowns that follow radiation exposure is in communities. switching gears now several u.s. congressmen have received a letter apparently written by libyan leader moammar gadhafi thanked the statesman for being critical of president obama for u.s. involvement in nato military intervention the authenticity of the note has not been confirmed meanwhile the alliance forces kept up their strikes near the country's capital allegedly wounding a senior aide earlier the u.s.
and its closest allies britain and france called on other alliance nations to commit themselves more deeply to the struggle but germany spain and turkey main targets of the appeal referred to opt for other solutions with the prime minister of turkey offering the libyan leader a safe exit according to radio host and author stephen leatherman the person most interested in resolving the conflict is khadafi himself. who want to conflict in the first place. he responded to it when washington and nato will see you again does he respond. once it is or if you want to cease fire he doesn't want any of this to go war on the west. he wants it is that he once admitted consciously washington and nato absolutely do not want to to lose your independent observers on the ground including for u.s. congresswoman green party presidential candidate he says even.
for us and nato but i mean to tease chileans mass casualties mass destruction you reduce me dismiss these out of c.n.n. they lie. propaganda mention loose the hiding the truth. on our website r.t. dot com we want to know how you think libya's deadlock can be resolved so far nearly two thirds of respondents think nato should withdraw sixteen percent say things should continue as they are until the conflict eventually ends eleven percent think only ground forces will resolve the situation and the same about feel the u.n. should send in peacekeepers and split libya into stay with us here on r t still ahead r t's the resident hits the streets of new york for opinion on the recent cyber attacks on sony and mastercard. became they are heroes because they
can sold. everything they are they are from the front although to security systems that as well as a few less positive takes on the hackers coming your way in a few minutes and we'll also take you to a city unlike any other. there are a lot of different legends and myths around this area and in the past locals try to avoid going to the sits down and they say anyone who dares to get eighteen will never get out a life or russia close up team braves the city of the dead to bring you were reports from the mystical and mountainous south of the country. but first it's an annual gathering of the political and financial elite and it's a veil of secrecy is in force by an army of security guards this year's annual builder bird conference is being held in switzerland and taxpayers are ending up footing the bill even as europe tightens its belt and forces through tough austerity cuts attendees range from royalty to top c.e.o.'s and it's also wonder if
you're additional news blackout lauren it reports from saddam or it's. as this building meeting has progressed here in summer it's in switzerland more and more protesters have turned out to say they don't want it to happen here they're camping out outside the hotel showing up in numbers really from all over the world there are swiss people obviously but i've also met germans austrians swedes and even americans who have come all the way here either to report on what's going on all just to protest here with their feet on the ground in person some of the people behind me say that they have been subject to great harassment by the swiss police threats of deportation things of that nature they have varying degrees of suspicion about the builder burge group some say that they are scheming behind closed doors to introduce a new world order but some just want to point out that in many countries it's illegal for elected officials to meet in secret in these kinds of surroundings
let's hear what some of the protesters told me the swedish attendees the politicians are according to swedish law committing diplomatic treason and if if they were sentenced if they were judged and sentenced they would be imprisoned for ten years to life according to sweat the small people think it's a conspiracy theory but in fact this is just the ignorance of the people we've known for a long time pretty much what's been going on there. and it's definitely not good for humanity not good for the planet. you know i don't want my kid growing up to be a slave in the new world harder to be honest this is not the only protest day about kilometer away down in the town of some or it's the young swiss socialists have turned out again to process in fact they dismiss the people behind me they say a lot of the these people are essentially a crackpot conspiracy theorists but what they're here to say is this meeting goes against everything that they perceive to be switzerland that neutrality the
transparency that they want to promote hair and sweat. just isn't evident in the dealings of the build group the economic crisis to have the policy to build confidence and believe there's. more democracy. this is meeting in switzerland does look like a different affair from last year's and sit just in spain there are more processes here there's also more media attention a lot of alternative media journalists have turned up to try to report on what's going on although r.t. is the only international news station that's represented here so we are seeing more protests we are seeing a better organized protest than we saw last year better organized media facilities so it does look like if this momentum can be carried on the bill to be comfortable meeting in secret like this for very much longer. my colleague bill dodd spoke with investigative journalist tony gosling who believes the media blackout of the
conference is acceptable given the far reaching decisions made by the attendees. it is pretty obvious to me that this is a can be most convenient way to distract attention to say the sort of mix up this very important meeting with other silly kind of spurious conspiracy theories i can tell you my blood is boiling at the lack of coverage in the western world if you had all of the leaders of the main banks in the west all of these royalty all the chief executives as well as people like george osborne with his treasury team there i mean we're talking about an incredibly important meeting even if one of these groups were to meet up together it would be on our headlines but since they're all in the same place you would expect more coverage i mean even from the guardian to get down there for a degree to ask you but isn't that the choice of the group they want a media blackout so they can discuss openly and honestly amongst themselves without being reported erroneously or whatever they don't want the media to be there is that right. well they don't want the media that's because i think what they're what
they're up to in there is absolutely is no good we have to look at what nato is up to this is very important to understand the very close links between nato and the building it was set up around about the same time as nato just after the second world war by the cia and the council on foreign relations who've been talking about this during and after world war two and the idea that this organization is not important not important enough for us to know about this country is just ridiculous around the western world because what's happening here is we are spending our years voting in local and general elections and this arrogant bunch are choosing our party leaders so it almost doesn't matter which way we vote we still find this secret artificial consensus which is cooked up at these build a book meetings spreads out around the world and it's not just me saying that this is will happen who actually went to one of these meetings when he was still the editor of the observer newspaper here in britain. for more on all the stories we're
covering can always log on to our website and of course there's plenty more a click away at our team dot com building this working in tandem russia's president joins the country's prime minister on a bike ride to discuss social and economic issues. some of new york's ultra orthodox jews joining the palestinian struggle calling for the dismantling of israel and. for tat or provocation with the murder of a russian colonel said for the killing of a chechen teen aimed at story got ethnic tension or simpler than all of this and much more at r.t. dot com. and indomitable spirit a man with physical disabilities makes the eleven thousand kilometer trip from russia's far east to moscow all of them electric mobility scooter alexander caution
started his journey from the pacific city of lot of all stock in the middle of april since then he braved several injuries and a fever but stayed on course toward the russian capital despite the hardships alexander says he's happy to have made new friends along the way while raising awareness of disability that's also the goal set by the paralympic games to be held in sochi and twenty fourteen as artie's dennis blocks he reports the city's started preparing a welcome for disabled athletes from around the world. is it easy for a man in a wheelchair to travel to sochi a tough question for the mayor and his aides as the city's preparing to host the two thousand and fourteen winter paralympics the paralympic champ in the. newly built airport. i mostly like to this place is one of the few airports in russia that lift a device that helps to see the passengers to board the plane. the city however there are issues that require attention but i'm sure they'll be dealt with. all
newly built ice rink steady and ski. quipped in accordance with strict paralympic standards but in the city itself with its aging infrastructure still a lot has to be done to comply sochi sidewalks shops and restaurants are also undergoing massive construction to comply with strict standards so that no where results limit and even though competitions such as ice lead hockey and alpine skiing will be held far from the city center thanks to the games sochi will be more accessible for people with disabilities living in less than legacy for locals and visitors alike russia's paralympic squad topped overall standings at the vancouver two thousand and ten winter games with thirty eight medals twelve gold silver and sixteen bronze we spoke with russia's paralympic champion. as he was preparing for the three week training in sochi the first of all we're proud that russia will be hosting the paralympics it's good when the games are being held at home but on the
other hand it's a great responsibility we just can't lose. the first paralympic test events and open skiing and biathlon will be held as early as next year drawing unprecedented international attention to the small russian town so for most people here it's a chance to show their hospitality to the special guests creating a comfortable barrier free environment the first of its kind in russia and also a great opportunity to see the russian paralympic team in action. r t sochi. spanish police have arrested three men believed to be involved in carrying out cyber attacks on governments and companies including sony and mastercard suspects have been identified as members of the worldwide hacking group anonymous this week online show host laurie takes to the streets of new york to gauge people's attitude toward hackers.
sony intend out even the f.b.i. it seems like no one is safe from hackers these days are these cyberpunks heroes or villains this week let's talk about that technically speaking they are heroes because. everything they are they are from all of the security systems but what if a robber a bank robber is technically. proficient enough to get into a bank does that make him a hero to. made movies about the police department goes into certain things in the government goes into certain things probably i would put that on the same level as i would someone who goes in and hacks into a site they're not supposed to be on their hot cars which are five thing fossil kind of a logical point because we're just doing illegal activities. things just to make. careers if it's done really to open the lens to things that should be i don't have that much of a problem is that it's so subjective though why are we entrusting thieves
essentially with making that kind of a judgment call. these that's a strong word well they're going to take in people's him information good image for the good or bad will if you're if you're going in in your taking a lot of credit card numbers and credit card accounts and doing that type of thing you're using that information again her private citizens and i don't think that's a good thing have you ever had your personal information have actually yeah you know and i felt. so violated in trying to control the information that's not. it's an awful feeling oh i think it's going to get worse much worse because i have five daughters ranging from twenty three down to twelve years old and they're you know they don't think getting things that are going to happen to them and they're out there with all of it even though the warnings from parents they're the next generation have you have you caught them putting stuff out there and you're like don't put that out there and your phone numbers yeah whether
you think hackers are villains or heroes the bottom line is if you have information in a database someplace consider yourself a potential target. taking a look now at some other stories making headlines across the globe spanish police have this for a rally outside city hall in madrid is the mayor takes office for a third term almost a thousand people turned out in protest over corruption in your thirty's failure to have the financial crisis the demonstration follows a wave of protests across the country triggered by growing unemployment and economic hardship. in pakistan more than thirty people have been killed more than one hundred injured in two bomb explosions in the northwestern city of peshawar according to police the first blast went off just after midnight in the area home to newspaper offices and army housing a more powerful explosion set off by remote control hit the same area only minutes
later the attack happened as afghan president hamid karzai and cia director leon panetta were in the capital islamabad for reconciliation efforts with the taliban. refugees from syria have been pouring into turkey after the syrian government stepped up efforts against the rebels in the city of sugar most residents have reportedly abandon the area activists say more than thirty people were killed in clashes between government troops and protesters turkey has vowed to keep its border open for the fleeing. refugees. off the libyan coast a group of environmentalists are disrupting the work of tuna fisherman a ship from the sea shepherd conservation society used fire hoses and to hamper the fishing fishermen responded by laying a rope in front of the activists vessel the conservationist say they're trying to find out if the boats are fishing illegal. time now to follow our close up team to the mysterious and beautiful russian republic of north of setia to discover some of
its best kept secrets. elaborate churches agriculture and a magnificent ancient necropolis called the city of the day today we look into one of the most mysterious sites in southern russia the village of but it's not the area's dark legacy driving locals away as medina coaching over reports. we continue our exploration of the north ascension republic and this time we're visit a unique historical area the village of dar govs or as the locals call it here the city of dad's now the cemetery has almost one hundred asian stone cripps where people that lived in this area buried their loved ones along with their belongings and now this valley stretches for over sixteen kilometers and is a real open air museum for a setting as they say this land helps them imagine live down here four hundred
years ago meanwhile day to day life continues in this area along size this images of the past now watch our report to find out more three hours drive through a dangerous snaking road up in the mountains and tough trip but it's worth it there are a lot of different legends and myths around this area in the past locals try to avoid going to the city of doubt they say anyone who dares to get in will never get out alive and even now there are hardly any tourists around this place which might be more to the difficulty of getting here rather than any death curse. in the times of the plague many people with no one left to groovey them would come to the crypt and wait for the dam priest mansion about the city of the diamond dates back to the beginning of the fourteenth century the ancestors of the
stanchions sensel down on the five mountain ridges but the land was so expensive they were forced to choose the windiest and most unserviceable pleas to build a cemetery these d.c. area now provides a huge opportunity for archaeologists items found out the cemetery have been treat both professionals and local homages these days the surrounding area may once again be a lawyer with agriculture and opportunity but is being deserted. people in search of a different lifestyle. for a local ascension. this is a devastating fact he has built his own hydro power plants that provides him and his family with common interests but he doesn't know who will inherit his legacy movie of a vehicle the idea was born i have a ten years ago but it took me several years to build it from scratch i used everything i could possibly find i call my invention a free flow wheel but what i see now is that people are leaving half of our village
left in less than ten years. shot believes the only thing that can reverse this situation is the creation of the necessary infrastructure new roads new jobs and new opportunities to stop people leaving young people may be attracted to the bright lights of the c.t.'s but locals see they're leaving behind a truly unique point of russia the land up north that's here if they're rounded by mountains and hills and while driving along with no what it can certainly run into a church or if maule moth landing into the thing or a father do you want a gay who loved his techer life to live hand says that this monastery the highest situated in russia connects the past and the present the church was only build some six years ago but it stands nieto where the dates back to the sixteenth century actually worked during the epiphany celebrations of a ten thousand people come here for local christians this place is unique maybe
because of its location nobody knows after spending several hours hand it really feels like this mountainous area marries the past with the present and if you listen hard enough you can almost hand the flu father suppose such singing their songs by the fire my dear the question about russia close up the republic of north the south asia. stay with us here are coming your way in the next hour a special report on groups who say they're fighting to make u.s. airwaves more democratic here's a preview. it was created to serve public interests to inform and to entertain. these days there's nothing easier than opening a new media outlet but there is nothing harder than revoking its license in case of corruption on. when just to. stand out on the new ways can try mom to
be the problem that is going to involve in a community where you have one large corporation controlling the daily newspapers radio stations television stations the cable outlet can you tell me that that sounds like democracy public opinion versus f.c.c. broadcast blues on r.g.p. . you're back with a recap of our top stories in a few minutes stay with us here on r.t. .