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the arab spring echoes in america u.s. police use force to disperse wall street protesters arresting more than seven hundred of them taking part in a rally this quickly gaining momentum wolf look across the country. also in the week's top stories president n.b.a. to fix his decision not to run for a second citing greater popularity. his comments come in a surprise interview that stirred up debate all about the country's political future and. the standoff threatening to turn into a conflict on serbia's border with northern cause of our as nato is attempts to dismantle roadblocks near a disputed checkpoint leave several people injured. and
a humanitarian situation in the besieged libyan town of sort of people are dying from lack of vital supplies all of it ongoing fighting between pro and. featuring the stories that made headlines this week you're watching the weekly with me real recent police in new york a violently dispersed in n.c. wall street arresting more than seven hundred people laughter a dramatic showdown on brooklyn bridge thousands joined. by wall street it's all in protest against what they call corporate domination and it. explains the action of police is likely to bring more anger to the streets or female. this clash and confrontation between and why he even new york city police department and thousands
of protesters took place on the brooklyn bridge the police showed up and musically cornered off both sides of the brooklyn bridge and started to move in on the protesters to make arrests that's when things got ugly to say the least are the protesters were banging drums and chanting the whole world is watching police moved in they were having wagons brought to the scene and things got very physical and this is just the most recent incident that is steeped in these new york in the past weeks the last weekend we saw demonstrators that nice than the the sky police officers police officers using adding to our rights demonstrators that have been camped out on wall street now these protesters have been demonstrating for about six weeks this is a group occupy wall street a group of americans that have called on all those that are frustrated over the
u.s. economy over the fact that people are losing their jobs people can't get their jobs people are struggling to find money to make ends meet and these americans are now saying this is their their american spring and there are they are planning to stay down there through the end of the year and i can tell you this week by week this group of demonstrators that you know by wall street this group is getting bigger and bigger there's no doubt about that. he's a reporter now reporting right meantime twenty four people have now been arrested in boston after the protests there as well so you can check out the pictures on our website of thousands have been a rallying of the prank of america's main office their anger at the company's repossession policies that are turning people out onto the streets and check out of pictures right there see dot com getting getting more now on our top story. and let's delve deeper into this so to discuss these protests that are spreading in the united states i'm not joined live from new jersey by investigative journalist
and blogger george. moore and today so more people joining the protest geographically speaking it seems to be turning possibly national could i could that be the case do you think. that we definitely spreading the protests actually on our street last week. this week it has grown immensely and just to reiterate what marina previously said you know this is just one incident many the n.y.p.d. gone wild last week with mace in the face of women protesting they will someone run they were protesting peacefully when they were mace in the face. and right the n.y.p.d. said the internal affairs unit is investigating the incident i mean ray kelly the head of the n.y.p.d. was on sixty minutes just last sunday bragging about these are hundred and fifty million dollars surveillance studio that he has which is no secret. and instead
they have two thousand cameras in new york city and soon to be three thousand camels so also a highly expensive method of observing the people monitoring the people but then again as we see the police actions turn down to brutality but if i may just jump in here that the anger is directed at bankers in new york why should the big political fish in washington be afraid. oh absolutely i mean you know who lobby and you know. for wall street you know wall street has robberies in washington d.c. and they're allowing them to take the money from the poor and you're the rich you know definitely should be worried i can see these protests spreading throughout america and one day and on the steps of capitol hill or possibly from the white house another i mean there is i mean if i may there are so many that drawing comparisons here over the past a number of months of campaigns and protests across the eurozone of course as we've seen in more recent months those across the arab world and in northern africa in
the middle east as well but obama is facing reelection next year the campaign is already on how could these protests affect that surely this could be a bit of an advantage or an edge for the republicans. absolutely or brahma doesn't need any more bad press or propensity basically and the reason behind these protests are united states citizens again fed up you know a lot of people are out of work they can find work to scrape by paycheck to paycheck. you know and by i've been fortunate to travel very different countries and as a rule american jews don't protest so this is something very very new and it ministration should be watching carefully. and and really they should you know listen to the people you know it is something that the government hasn't been doing lately and they should definitely keep it so if it does seem that there is a trickle down effect of where the protests are starting in new york and spreading as we head to boston and then heading we're heading west across america but can i ask you does the average american really understand the level of corruption between
wall street and culpable hill that the big money players the energy companies the defense industry the communication companies they're the ones that really finance and dictate the campaign policies in washington do people understand that when it comes to bailouts it's banks paying banks and the middleman in the middle class consistently being overlooked and neglected. i would say absolutely no the average american on fortune does not realize to correct them out of corruption in the lobby and policies. it's very sad but true and you know you were talking on a garment reelection i mean you know this is just like i said one incident of many we'll check with the n.y.p.d. it is arrested seven hundred you know protesters and the like marina said i heard from people that were actually on the ground. they might be sort of you know trapped and it was it was set up so. and you know the base and set people up and things are peaceful and growing and growing along route rather smoothly until
that happened and obama i mean you know this happened just had last several days ago. big news. or bomber ministration you know through the cia through a drone strike assassinated american citizen without due process he was accused of terrorism but he never was in a court and he never had a chance to you know say his you know say his peace plan. and the economy is the number one thing hampering obama right now economy and jobs. and i think the american people have enough what you know if i may just jump in running very very long time here but you mentioned a moment ago this is drone strike that's made into the media across the world of the moment i'm as you mentioned with kelly that was at the end where he had to talk about this multibillion dollar surveillance equipment but how do you think it could be drones already in the skies over some of these of protest areas in america i absolutely think there could be however i i do know for a fact that i've covered drones and stories. and why p.t.
has contacted. administration for the use of drones now they're talking about civilian strongs right now and they already have two thousand cameras add another thousand but i could see in the near future what's to stop them from getting weaponized drones flying abroad for crowd control for this to rest very purpose for damage peaceful demonstration you know soon or maybe not only surveillance drones possibly weaponized drones what is that our lens or investigative journalist and blogger george many thanks indeed for your time thank you very much rory have a great day. what are the discontent being seen in the us indicate something is going very wrong in the way the country as a rule that's the view of prominent author and professor chomsky is full of you coming your way in about twenty minutes right here on arts here. on the streets. of serious apart. from the.
concerns of the public the entire congress will be thrown out. of work. and the public knows the popularity of the favorable rating for congress seems to present in the same bunch of course all of the. very widespread sense that everything is going wrong the course of the democratic. party. and you can hear what you have to say about twenty minutes time here this week's headlines in russia have been dominated by the planned shuffle in the protean medvedev title and the sudden departure as one of the finance minister it prompted an unexpected interview from the president as he clarified his decision not to run for the office again but after using it to regret trover reports the pre-election period in russia may hold even further surprises i feel this week's headlines have
been mitigated putin futenma advantage and use of the job small role is not believe russia hasn't seen for quite some time while some criticize others applauded the tandems deal and the kings of photoshop rolled out some of their best work yet with the general mood being that the deal had been done long ago but it was an exciting for just a few days until the first rich shuffles in the corridors of power began immediately making if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president you can resign should be over. we have just my opinions do differ from yours only take such a decision after our talk to the prime minister of england or most of those you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions here you have them the surprise right now between the president and putin's longtime ally aleksey kudrin black many questioning is
there a split in the tandem apostleship the situation with mr cooper it is a matter of discipline in government service we are a presidential republic not a parliamentary one it implements the president's policy if you don't agree you should step down meanwhile many read it not as a sign of a split but when you maturity in russia's democracy. are almost were mostly a wish whole thing carol all the bottles of cornell's these people probably remember that there was a whole war patrol for there was a rift inside the point of view were all which ultimately was one of the results of the collapse of the u.s.s.r. i remember before coming to power it it gave an interview where he basically said that russia will not survive another conflict inside believes so from the very beginning i didn't believe that there was a serious rift but the big news of putin yet again running for president brought up
so many questions that need trimming burdett had to meet talk t.v. hat still cross the t.'s and dot the ice storm soon because it's nice to know that people trust me as president and that my approval rating is quite high under current circumstances we also know that prime minister putin undoubtedly remains the most popular politician in our country at this point and his rating is even higher than the election campaign has just started let's ask ourselves a simple question what if our people reject us me beauty of it and come to what will happen to these decisions by the conventional these decisions are merely the party's recommendation to. for those people that's all the choices made by the people and these are not new word to trap saluki true any politician in any political field may lose an election but many questions are still in the air like why would a politician like me trinidadians whose approval rating is still still hine russia not seek reelection and what will the face of the new cabinet of ministers look
like under him should he become pm immediately after the united russia congress many rejoiced in the fact that the country's top political coup is is finally over and they can go about their usual business but this week has shown that when it comes to the chess game of russian politics there are many more moves to be made before the final mea culpa of the new government is no it's to do that chilled on our t.v. . and if you want to see the interview the president made a good effort go to the russian media in fall of going right now through our web site www dot com. still to come on the program to strive for statehood the future of palestine is clouded in three of the shadow of an imminent u.s. veto hanging over of the u.n. security council also. reviving the revolution eight months after the toppling of president hosni mubarak we look at whether egyptians managed to get
what it was they were fighting so hard. a quarter past the hour here in moscow this is their weekly on tuesday debt ridden greece tighten its belt even further please its creditors the country's government did approve a brand new type of property tax law by the move received an angry response from greeks who are already burdened by severe austerity measures meanwhile the decision on another portion of the e.u. rescue package is still being delayed by international inspectors are in athens assessing whether greece deserves a cash injection. the last chance for the country boy to force himself for three ports the public remains convinced that the relentless austerity policy is only making things worse. greece has been a place the child of a year i think that crisis with germany baiting to expand. the country looks that's to get that much needed cash injection to help come with some condition here in
greece the people say the price but being made to pay simply the high earning that . is deadline take the first to be hit with the greek government's new special tax it's one of the measures they kiss in place to try to secure the next tranche of money the country needs to avoid bankruptcy the extra tax which is to tell us about another three percent from people's on yelling supposed to help block some of the massive deficit in the budget nothing more than a year's salary cuts and rises in living costs people have already approaching points the last two years almost. thirty percent of his salary. era cost analysis from the opposition movement in title pay he tells me how the need ment's expanded rapidly in recent months as more and more people hit that financial wall before. people were offering because we want to.
know. follows on from thousands of. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece the violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot place protesters. even more clashes this parliament again feted in yet another austerity measure in the form of any property tax. or. to put greece on. i.m.f. just for political reasons greece and brics do not need i am there for many people increase now question just here it is the thing control unfortunately today very early in euro zone are the bankers. he's mr.
bunker. not me. again and again and again. spears. despite germany having dated positively to expand the size and power of the european bailout fund were ready critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn to the many challenges here is a still faces he. will move from. other european countries to german banks. even germany. if you're going you know. find a solution not just for the european union countries with past measures failing to have the banks it is political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public . here is a still hangs in the balance of these protests
a district. to continue many people here because this is a country now at risk of having not any a financial but the democratic deficit as well. as the building in athens. in time egypt's ruling military council has given in to the demands of protesters and political parties and agreed to make changes to the election but there were fears the current rules could enable supporters of ousted president mubarak to come back to power and november's parliamentary elections but a certain comes after friday's massive protests it's wrong to ask where it's time to reclaim the revolution demanding a transfer of power to civilian rule and to emergency law. went to cairo to see what else was driving people back out on the city streets. we knew that change had come to egypt a new chapter of freedom and democracy don't judge
a book by its cover when reading post mubarak egypt it's pretty clean lines where you'll find a new chapter hasn't been published edited or slightly revised we still have this one console the armed forces of those rulers. have been. giving this country towards democracy where it may be gone but his policies are not for his new mubarak's case is ongoing at this tribe you know new figures from human rights watch claims more civilians have been forced to face military trial for the last six months some twelve thousand during the entire thirty year rule of mubarak average civilians are giving five to you know seven years in prison a lot of torture has occurred since the staff has come into power. actor. doesn't clown around when it comes to the supreme council or scarf he has
taken part in protests since day one and still has scars from being detained i think of the books are much worse i use a very long they told people the hatred stickit hundley from it but after that i shot for the struggle of b.c. with the battle ahead least only because of well known now not allowed to leave the country for thirty years according to law if i have to seek asylum stay and fight for freedom like mubarak skaf cancer the supported needs to rule egypt from abroad that aid that we get from the us the one point five billion a year the easier to seize from from the usa and most of it in part because of the through the supreme court through the through the army and all the staff and while the west coast history books will change for the better. the arab spring is a massive opportunity to spread peace prosperity democracy egypt sions
are left reading the writing on the wall and many areas are the same as before don't want a paper and in some areas and getting more worse and he's now a r t congress. you're watching the weekly run arts here now the libyan city of sirte is plunging deeper into a humanitarian crisis and the battle for one of gadhafi is few remaining strongholds and shows no signs of abating on saturday revolutionary forces claimed they had completely surrounded the colonel's homes are and his lawyers forces were being slowly forced out we lost thousands of fleeing their perceived driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of vital supplies aid agencies say those injured and trapped are in desperate need of medical help of people dying in the main hospital because of oxygen and fuel shortages antiwar activist brian becker says nato has declared mission to protect civilians is now more questionable but. clearly they're not
protecting civilians when their bomb mean cities that are considered to be pro could afy when they're killing people now because they've done something wrong because their own political beliefs are contrary to what nato wants in terms of the kind of government they want for libya so i think that they need to be brought to justice i think though unless there's a very strong international movement for human rights in this instance i think it's unlikely they will be brought to court and the goal of the nato powers is that carry out regime change so they're the government is gone once and forever and then there will be a new government that will not necessarily be more democratic or more humane but will be an ally or i would say in fact a proxy a client perhaps of puppet western powers in this country that has the largest oil reserves in all about the ninth largest oil reserves in the world. and syria is another country still suffering internal conflict but this week western countries
did drop calls for immediate sanctions on the syrian regime it follows criticism from russia which says negotiations are the only way forward. if we cannot support the projects that is being pushed through by western countries but it is a lot of things to do with the libyan experience. now a foreign minister sergey lavrov criticized the proposed sanctions are saying they lacked strategic perspective recap of how things unfolded in the u.n. on our website. violence flared up again this week all around because of those northern border as nato troops attempted to just mantilla serbian roadblock several serbs were wounded amid claims the alliance led forces excuse me were using live rounds. barricaded the road to disputed checkpoints that albanian seized earlier with the help of four troops i think that actually got a chef he has the story from cause of. in some parts of the world this rocky road
would probably be part of an extreme safari possible it is now a quite. ever says july's border dispute many lives have been dependent on this godforsaken grable road through the mountains now this is the only way that belgrade can use to deliver food and petrol for the tens of thousands of serbs living in northern kosovo the course of the serbs have been very good in the road since july in response to the cost of the police checkpoints which in force the trade embargo between belgrade and the beating of itself on tuesday the situation turned critical again clashes between the barricading serbs and the k four troops led to multiple injuries on both sides k. four blamed the cause of a serbs for starting the violence but injured alexander the beach a father of two saw it differently. we were standing by the barricade when the soldiers started shouting and shooting at us i didn't know what they were shooting
with so i got scared and started running away and i was hit on the shoulder and it turned out to be a perforating wound of my lung nato forces also claim they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting mob this was quickly rejected by doctors in need of its fuelling speculation as to who restarted it's. forty seven men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by a regular bullet which we extract from their bidens nato troops weekly set up with the room itself to their weapons and journalists and issued a shoot to kill for anyone. they told me and all police stepped out of the un mandate and they're really really now just like during nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when they were the air force for the albanian separatist thrown out there infantry belgrade has reacted with indignation and hopefully go she ations with cause. until the dispute is resolved meanwhile again for refuses to
comment on their actions and goes to the border barricades the brooder is open to share in trucks blocking a breach just meters away from the destroyed road block suggests this battle is far from over there is like this one are scattered all across northern kosovo and they pretty much reflect the mood of the local serbs it seems they would never give in and accept the fact that they're living in a self-proclaimed state and in this melting pot nobody knows where this standoff and. or become you get. territorial disputes let's see or sense people see reporting from kosovo. well actually it's been a constant updates on this developing story from because of you can head over to watch these twitter feed to get the latest from him on this border dispute in one of those trees as you can see here he says that the crew has just to film a serbian wedding on the barricades of the ceremony being used to show that serbs
are staying on their land and i'm not going anywhere. special admissions committee for the u.n. security council has held its first meeting over the bid by palestinians for statehood it was put forward for consideration just this week with a review period expected to take several weeks total of nine out of fifteen votes in the security council and needed to push the application through as long as no vetoes used at this stage analysts believe america will try to school the process u.s. lawmakers have already blocked two hundred million dollars in aid to the palestinian authority allegedly as a collective punishment for the pit. meantime israel has yet again come under fire from much of the world community after approving more settlements on of the like palestinian territory palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has told r.t. arab league is concerned the u.s. will pressure u.n. security council members to vote against the bid the fall of the. it's coming up on
monday right here. but we knew in advance and we were officially notified that washington will use its veto journeying to voting in all it's clear that the u.s. as the dominant world power wants to extend its support to israel but what concerns us most is that the u.s. wants to force all the countries that took part in the general assembly begin smaller like in particular the members of the u.n. security council to vote against palestinian membership in the un this is the key concern for us all the member states of the security council have the right to use or as i would put it this use their right to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable but if you stay with us here are the headlines coming your way in just a moment.