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now four weeks old and eyes as they have been dropping tonight the million man march they were really hoping that a million people would turn out on the streets of israel so far though we are hearing figures of some three hundred and fifty thousand that's three hundred fifty thousand in ten cities way here in tel aviv is the main focal point now for similar hours various speakers as well as artists have been addressing the crowd the rallying call remains that of social justice which people here are demanding that the netanyahu government change its focus away from the issues of security to issues of social justice that people here are saying that it is simply too expensive to live in israel and here to instead of concentrating on domestic problems israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been focused on the international stage on september the twenty eight palestinians will go to the united nations to declare a state and it in yahoo has responded by arming cities and trying to convince countries not to support the palestinian move instead of listening to the disco until the messes at home not one of the news turbans we're hearing tonight is where
we use the pain but third that is a throwback to november the fourth of nine hundred ninety five when the former israeli prime minister yitzhak bane ever been was assassinated people say where were you then of course people here are saying where are you now with people really wanting to come to the streets and make a change and make their voices heard this is the last social protest that is being planned for some time although the vibe here is quite hyped up to be no doubt against some disappointment that meet million man march was not reached artie's policy or reporting from tel aviv now israel also faces another problem with turkey declaring it will challenge the israel or excuse me that israeli blockade of gaza at the international court of justice this comes after a car expelled the israeli ambassador and cut all military ties with all of the following a recently leaked u.n. report on last year's raid on a gaza bound flotilla mind turkish peace activists died in the attack and there's some analysts say israel might see itself in regionally isolated. if it doesn't
change its approach. is what has lost its closest friend in the region in the last two decades which is a strong diplomatic political blow also a strategic blow because the army is used to train together i think in addition on top of the damage to the bilateral relations we have to see if there will be a spillover to egypt in jordan i think this is the moment the critical issue if the question is about these welly politicians the only thing they can do now in the near future is improving their relations with the palestinians sitting again and trying to reach an agreement i think the issue of the israeli palestinian relations will be the critical issue also regarding their relations with turkey i don't think that by let through and lee something could be done now i don't think it's too late
to apologize so i think by led to a leave very little could be done things have to move regionally europe's launching an economic offensive against syria this time targeting oil imports which russia's foreign minister says will be useless in solving the arab countries drawn out conflict sergey lavrov comments came at a summit of c.i.s. countries where he also spoke about libya's new leadership and he's you catarina crouch over there. syria lover of criticized what is described one sided sanctions against syria including imposing embargo on oil exports from the country sanctions are rarely the best possible solution he said and could even make matters worse earlier the european union imposed embargo on all experts from the country and western powers are pushing for father majerus against president assad for the brutal crackdown on protests but russia's fears concerning sanctions against syria
are justified as many believe that sanctions are the first step to repeat libya's disastrous scenario in syria russia calls for more corporation rather than military action and today sergei lavrov in particular said that moscow sent an official invitation to representatives of the libyan national transitional council to come to russia to discuss potential energy projects and leave but as artist daniel bushell report not everyone is eager to cooperate or even share with libya lining up for its lucrative energy deposits italy's top oil company any has already moved its workers back into libya britain's b.p. is said to be in private talks with the interim government for in trouble to toll did noise reports that france was promised a food of the country's forced reserves by rebels to tell and pay france's foreign minister calls it a fair and logical to favor those who broke the winning soit war against gadhafi is
not even over but already appear to be fighting for the resources he wants controlled actually this war with this activism of the it was a war of frost's against italy. ownership of libya's oil say experts is key to control of the country libya's a very unusual economy. depended it depends entirely on all production and the money coming from oil shale oil is so crucial some libyans call for rooms. the occupation which they say they will challenge that of people who will not accept such patient he was speaking at a demonstration spruit to give the north africans and europeans who oppose the takeover of libya's resources that these people are denouncing what they're calling the looting of libya they say nato states are stealing the country's oil under the pretext of helping its civilians libyan politicians they should have their most
important assets libya is a population we have we have that i for sort of determination we don't want oil companies to our future but analysts say rebels are set on blue boarding states whose bombing helped them to power then you will shortie human rights watch claims it has discovered thousands of documents in libya that suggest close cooperation between gadhafi regime and british and american intelligence much of the data deals with the rendition of suspects to libya for interrogation but a european peace activist told r.t. that it's not unusual for the west to turn against its allies to secure its interests. you have going to take some by western powers i mean they played a game we cannot forget that the biggest american enemy are being allowed to enter was under beginning they have best brand. war against the soviet union in afghanistan and yes of course even eataly daily like an hour early be
angry jim and not to i think now they told us that they can't control these islamic groups who are very much inside of this and they gave me the support of they gave them the money and so i think. the western powers. to be fair to. i don't we don't let me and also racist to group sure you know to. have a better deal for do or because not a government if you don't want to deal. western powers. during the c.i.s. summit in tajikistan russia's foreign minister also spoke out over nato is missile defense shield in europe which in the us is actively developing sergey lavrov says there is no indication of washington's that willingness to cooperate with moscow on
the issue the kremlin wants to create a joint missile defense system but the offer has been met with a lukewarm response from nato on friday turkey agreed to host a radar for the western shield russia feels that the system could threaten its security but brussels claims it's aimed against so-called rogue states moscow's interest for written guarantees have so far been brushed off by the alliance. and while the u.s. remains a reluctant to to cooperate russia's working to make sure its own nuclear arsenal is in top shape it successfully test fired an upgraded version of its total ballistic missile on saturday with a maximum range of ten thousand kilometers it is capable of evading advanced missile defense systems the mobile weapon is it being modernized to make it even more difficult to detect which military officials say is in direct response to washington's plans for europe. and still to come this hour when the sky turned white with grief. russia marked the painful anniversary of the deaths of over three
hundred thirty victims of the terrorist attack on a school seven years ago. ukraine is a struggling to pay its gas bill to moscow but isn't ruling out merging its nationalized energy firm with russia's gas problem to try and lower its costs president medvedev says kiev's proposals on the issue are not concrete and the current deal cannot be revised unilaterally previous disputes left europe in the cold after transit supplies were cut as a reports ukraine is now busy looking for ways to go at it alone. when the two thousand and nine disruption to european gas supply sparked when ukraine blocked transit of russian gas ended the continent gave a collective sigh of relief but the issue has remained a thorn in the side for a key it is pushing hard for a discount from the current market price of four hundred us dollars four thousand cubic meters we made ourselves clear if they want cheaper gas can integrate
with us into a common economic space if they don't want that can give us a good commercial offer like selling their gas transportation system to us they don't want any of those only discounts however it seems key of is already looking for an alternative escape route it has signed an eight hundred million dollar contract with royal dutch shell to explore its reserves of shale gas but experts warn about the danger to public health of the border chill gases extracted by hydro fracking that means special chemicals are added to the water to break up the rock formations the components of these chemicals are kept secret by the companies in the united states who claim it's a commercial secret that water laced with chemicals ends up in drinking water so shale gas development pose a serious threat to the environment and health. apart from being seen as unsafe it is also described by many as too expensive and can hardly replace natural gas.
which in the situation withing that local it's very viable but it will remain a local gas supply it's impossible to extract gas at a loss for long and if you look at the shale gas suppliers right now you'll see that most of them are losing money experts say shale gas reserves in ukraine may be the biggest in europe but it may take up to a decade to develop them now over the last key of claims next year it wants less russian gas slashing the amount it plans to buy by more than a third and that violates the two thousand and nine deal and could see europe's energy supplies once again on shaky ground another tussle over gas price between left many warring in europe that there will be another gas war and another disruption of supplies into the european continent but the russian energy minister reassured that the events of two thousand and nine will not happen again and that there is still enough time to find a compromise solution alexy were. reporting from kiev in ukraine let's now look at
was being updated for you at r.t. dot com today. a wobble for wiki leaks as the whistleblower takes a hit from some of the world's biggest newspapers for publishing an edited cables. and lights and lasers instead of cake and candles moscow gets a very special present for its eight hundred sixty fourth birthday. if you.
download the official auntie application to go on the phone called touch from the top story. on the. video. calls and says feed now in the palm of your. question on the dot com. u.s. markets have taken a nosedive as fears over a new recession grow they were fueled by the worst jobs report in a year which showed employers have virtually stopped hiring trying to cast her jailed celebrity believes that washington is under the impression that regular americans simply don't deserve a bella. we know that the that washington is talking about more austerity measures the same kind of voice staring measures that are rocking through europe as well what does that mean it means more cutbacks so at
a time when the economy is already slowing down they created zero jobs which is just perfect for washington because they bad zero on just about everything that's thrown at war on drugs wars in afghanistan and wars on education you name it they add to it they do zero so what it shows us is that at a time when things are slowing down it's going to become much worse all of this q we stimulus all of the obama stimulus and bush talk where did the money go it's called too big to fail so the money went all to the too big and the rest of the people the too small to say the gap between the rich and the poor is the widest in the united states than any of the industrialized nations and it's the same trend that's going on worldwide. and next hour financial pundit max kaiser
shares some bad news with us about canada's economic future. the median real estate market is going to collapse why because vancouver is like japan in one nine hundred eighty nine tokyo one nine hundred eighty nine the alberta oil fields of tar sands are stretched and that trans canada pipeline is going to be shut down by activists anyway so this country is going down the tubes and i love the fact that business insider henry blodget site has recently put forward the idea of actually having canada and america joining to create a global north american united states union as a way to extend important take canada debt and american debt create new north american debt so what we're seeing in the euro zone this is part of the new world order as some call it just create a global debt market put all your local debts into it put it out for a hundred years and pretend like it'll go away oh by the way impose austerity measures in getting deeper and deeper every single day along the way.
and welcome back you're watching or to you live from moscow. and the sky above the russian town of beslan turned white today as hundreds of balloons were released in memory of the victims of the country's deadliest terrorist attack over three hundred thirty people died when a group of terrorists held around a thousand people hostage in a school for three days without food or water seven years ago. reports from the republic of north as it is the third day of mourning here in the smallest such an town of beslan where hundreds of people from across the republic of north assess you are coming to pay their last respects towards the victims of the siege their memorial services took place first at the ruins of the school number one where the hostages were held and then hand at the cemetery for the victims which is called the city of angels the names of the victims who were killed during the siege were
read out to the sound of the ticking clock and during this time and it took more than twenty five minutes to read all the names people remained silent as the ruins of the school as one o five pm moscow time that's exactly the time when first explosions at the school's gym rang out as church bell rang twice followed by a minute of silence and during this minutes most of the women started to cry and there was one woman she was telling very close to us and she started calling for her son and she was calling so loud that it was a terrifying moment for many who gathered that the tragedy destroyed lives of hundreds over here in the north society here and so seven years have passed the pain still remains. of a report for us there from north korea now to some of the world's other news this hour. former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss kahn may return to
his native france from new york for the first time since his arrest for sexual assault report came from french media sources after strauss kahn together with his wife and daughter were seen at john f. kennedy international airport on saturday he was accused of the attempted rape rape of a hotel maid in may last week prosecutors cleared him of all charges after the maid's testimonies were called a rebel. the taliban says it's holding of thirty pakistani boys who were kidnapped after mistakenly crossing the afghan border on thursday the boys aged between twelve and eighteen were visiting a nature spot to celebrate the muslim festival of a year when they were seized some managed to escape and alert local authorities both sides face a challenge in securing the almost two and a half thousand kilometer boundary. in south sudan thousands of refugees are fleeing the disputed border region after violence flared up it is the
third outbreak of fighting since the country became independent in july a state of emergency was declared in the region on friday after clashes broke out between armed forces and a rebel group the decades long war for south sudan's independence has claimed thousands of lives. police in germany use water cannon and but tons against left wing extremists who were violently protesting over an annual neo nazi march in dortmund at least one officer was seriously injured as leftist protesters attacked police with stones and bottles in march route runs through an immigrant neighborhood in the city and marks the start of world war two when germany attacked poland in one thousand thirty nine. a fast moving wildfire has broken out on a major interstate highway between southern california and nevada in the u.s. on friday a busy freeway was temporarily closed as the flames scorched the desert bush
traffic queued for several kilometers as people tried to head out of town for labor day weekend reports claim residents of at least fifteen hundred homes have been evacuated from the area. david petraeus has retired from the u.s. military after years of commanding the wars in iraq and afghanistan he takes over the cia next week and wants to keep a firm hand on the money saying that any military budget cuts will hamper the fragile and reversible gains made by the armed forces but artie's that military contributor thinks it's about time the pentagon cut its cloth during his farewell address that fourth mayer's and general petraeus touched upon several very significant things first the general cautioned against troop beating american mistake after vietnam war and to prevent following the us army he also cautioned to keep counting insurgency doctoring alive and to call for maintaining the full
spectrum operation capabilities for the united states forces there real danger for the tenterden in the twenty first century is not dibadj it cuts might lead to hollow the army but the army itself is growing more and more irrelevant and become invention challenges at least for the united states for to reasons first due to the ass symmetrical nature of the current and all the horizon challenges band secondly that it is more exception than as a rule but really the american g.i. zte being the most expensive soldier in the world it is the united states bad has to be is so last more than anything else regarding the pentagon cuts in just over a week america will mark a decade since suffering its worst terrorism on home soil nine eleven the touchpaper for a war on terror that saw the u.s. invade iraq and afghanistan and eventually led to the killing of osama bin laden
but the scars in new york remain well hard for us to ask the people there whether they feel if today's world is any safer. the so-called war on terror that launched after the tragic nine eleven attacks on the us has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars by some estimates so ten years later has the effort been worth it this week let's talk about that i think it's more secure now i think that i believe that yes is it trillions of dollars safer. i could say that i don't know the war actually inside of more terror than it's that's my opinion but that's the european opinion so to speak as you know the europeans they are not as aggressive in the war against terrorism as the americans so both america the u.k. anybody is involved in it just just back off. but that's
a hard to know because if you do back away they've won and you don't want to let the terrorists win so it's just it's not easy to come up with the right answer depending what he wants to you know to cause trouble or to or to provoke some kind of attack they can do so with or without a war so would you categorize the war on terror as a failure. as a necessary do you think the world the safer because of it i don't know i think that we have been out of offending the court waiting for to get in more than three hours and i think that maybe is excessive but i don't know so do you think that we're giving up too much liberty in the world in the name of security i think that yes if the danger is very close we have to give more liberties and if the world becomes safer and maybe we can get them back you're ok with giving them up for a while yeah i think so we should probably stop using the word for starters and the
war on terror stop using the phrase just this is just a stupid phrase and was coined for political reasons i think we should should stop using vet and just just do what needs to be done whether or not you think it's been . worth the effort but the bottom line is the war on terror has been bloody and costly and we still have yet to see any clear plan for it sends. me back with advice in just a few moments stay with our tree. thank you.
us anger on the streets of israel hundreds of thousands demand social equality and reform in the biggest anti-government rally in the country's history critics say prime minister netanyahu is more concerned with blocking palestinian statehood than addressing concerns of his own people but. russia condemns the vague use it new round of sanctions against syria saying they will be useless in ending unrest in the country brussels has banned of the import of oil from syria to europe cutting off the country's major source of income. ukraine pushes for discounted gas supplies from russia backtracking on the two thousand and nine deal that ended a european gas crisis but president medvedev says the proposals are not concrete and the current deal cannot be revised you know laterally. now it's time for our special report on the anti-war movement in the united states that emerged during the vietnam conflict and how it changed the course of history that's next on r.t. .