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featuring the stories that made headlines this week you're watching the weekly with me role research showed police in new york a violently dispersed and see wall street rally arresting more than seven hundred people off to a dramatic showdown on brooklyn bridge thousands joined the movement dubbed to occupy wall street it's all in protest against what they call corporate domination and is on his marina explains the action of police is likely to bring more anger to the streets of. this clash and confrontation between and why he did the new york city police department and thousands of protesters took place on the brooklyn bridge the police showed up and basically 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 the protesters were were banging drums and chanting the
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whole world is watching police moved in they were had the wagons brought to the scene and things got very physical and this is just the most recent incident that has taken place in new york in the past two weeks last weekend we saw demonstrators that nest in the piece five 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 two 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 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
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this group of demonstrators that you know call themselves on fire wall street this group is getting bigger and bigger there's no doubt about that. reporting right there what i mean time twenty four people have now been arrested in boston after the protest spread there as well you can check out the pictures on our website of thousands of new rallying at the bank of america's main office their anger at the company's repossession policies that are turning people out onto the streets or check out the pictures right there odd to see dot com getting getting more now on our top story. and let's delve deeper into this 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. allen who are in today so more people joining the protest geographically speaking it seems to be turning possibly national could that could that be the case do you think it's absolutely definitely spreading the protests actually on occupy wall street last week. this week it has grown immensely
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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 they sprayed with mace in the face on women protesting they were some women screaming i'm a crown they were protesting peacefully and they were mace in the face. and right the n.y.p.d. said their internal affairs unit is investigating the incident but i mean ray kelly the head of the n.y.p.d. was on sixty minutes just last sunday bragging about is a hundred and fifty million dollars that the surveillance studio that he has which is the secret location and they have two thousand cameras in new york city and soon to be three thousand camels so 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
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new york but what should the big political fish in washington be afraid. oh absolutely i mean you know who is lobbying you know. for wall street you know wall street has a lot of years in washington d.c. and they're allowing them to take the money from the poor and give it to the rich you know definitely should be worried i can definitely see these protests spreading throughout america and one day being on the steps of capitol hill or possibly from the white house other i mean there are so i mean if i may there are certainly 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 the 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 puppet hops a bit of an advantage or an edge for the republicans. absolutely doesn't need any more bad press work with this is basically the reason behind these protests are
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united states citizens again fed up you know a lot of people are out of work they can't find work to scrape them by paycheck to paycheck. and by i've been fortunate to travel three different countries and as a rule american jews don't protest so this is something very very new that ministration should definitely 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 take heed if it does seem that there is a trickle down effect to all of where the protests are starting in new york and spreading as we had to boston and then heading heading west across america but can i ask you does the average american really understand the level of corruption the between wall street and capitol hill but 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 the middle
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class consistently being overlooked and neglected i would say absolutely without a doubt you know the average american on fortune does not really. to create an amount of corruption in the lobby and policies. it's very sad but true and you know you were talking on obama's reelection i mean you know this is just like is that one incident of many going to 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 tracked down and it was a bit of a set up so. you know they basically said to people up and things are peaceful and go and go along rather smoothly until that happens and obama i mean you know this happened just had last several days ago which was big news. bomber ministration you know through the cia through a drone strike assassinated american citizen without due process he was
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a jew the terrorism but he never was in a court and he never had a chance to you know say his you know say his piece and so and and and and economy is the number one thing hampering obama right now the economy and jobs. and i think the american people have had enough what you did if i may just jump in are running very very long time here but you mentioned a moment ago this drone strike that's made into the media across the world of the moment and as you mentioned with with kelly the was it the end what he had to talk about this multibillion dollar surveillance equipment but do you think that could be drones already in the skies over some of these a protest areas in america i absolutely positively think there could be however i i do know for a fact that i covered drones in stories you know quite extensively the n.y.p.d. has contacted the federal aviation administration for the use of drones now they're talking about civilian strongs right now and they already have two thousand cameras and another thousand what i could see in the near future what's to stop them from getting weaponized drones flying above for crowd control for this very purpose for
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damage a peaceful demonstration you know soon or maybe not only surveillance drones but possibly weaponized drones where does it all end or investigative journalist and blogger georgia many thanks indeed for your time thank you very much rory have a great day. discontent being seen in the us indicates something is going very wrong in the way the country as a rule that's the view of prominent author and professor nowhere chomsky is for that if you're coming your way in about twenty minutes right here on arts here. on the streets you can see. your spot on the other hand in the world right. now much like a third world country two thirds of the public thinks the entire congress will be thrown out means that the system isn't working and the public knows the popularity of the favorable rating for congress and single. president not much harder on the
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same bunch of course all of them in truth it's a very widespread sense that everything is going wrong with the credit system is just not functioning. and you can hear what you have to say in about twenty minutes time here this week's headlines in russia have been dominated by the planned shuffle in the putin and medvedev tandem 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 not easy to regret trover reports that pre-election period in russia may hold even further surprise. this week's headlines have been made that if hootin tootin made that it the news of the drops won't brought up polemic switch russia hasn't seen for quite some time while some criticised others applauded the tandems deal and the key result photoshop rolled out some of their best work yet
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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 or the like and if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president if you can resign ship the nearby. my opinions do differ from yours but i only take such a decision after i've talked to the prime minister. or most of. you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions. so the surprise right now between the president and putin's longtime ally aleksey could rent left many questioning is there and split in the tandem at the solution the situation with mr cooder it is a matter of discipline in government service we are a presidential republic not a parliamentary ones it implements the president's policy if you don't agree you
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should step down meanwhile many read it not as a sign of a split but of a new maturity in russia's democracy i believe is wrong most were mostly a wish for thing carol on the part i was born else these people probably remember the times of the whole gorbachev while there was a rift inside the port of bureau which ultimately was one of the reasons for the collapse of the u.s.s.r. and i remember before coming to power i gave an interview where he basically said that russia will not survive another conflict inside the elites so from the very beginning i do believe that there was a serious rift the big news of putin yet again running for president brought up so many questions that need treatment betty of had to meet top t.v. hats to cross the t.'s and dot the ice storms of course it's nice to know that people trust me as president and that my approval rating is quite high under current circumstances but i also know that prime minister putin undoubtedly remains
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the most popular politician in our country at this point and his rating is even higher. the election campaign has just started let's ask ourselves a simple question what if our people reject us. and putin by what will happen to these decisions by the convention was these decisions or merely the parties recommendation to. for those people that's all the choices made by the people and these are not new word to top saluki true any politician and 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 so high in russia not seek reelection and look 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 finally over and they can go about their usual business but this week has shown that when it comes
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to the chess game of politics there are many more moves to be made before the final makeup of the new government is no it's to do that children on our team. and if you want to see the president medvedev gave to the russian media in full just log on right now to our website www dot com. still to come in the program here on our strife for statehood the future of palestine is clouded in tree with a shadow of an imminent u.s. veto hanging over it at 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. now a quarter past the hour here in moscow this is the weekly on true state debt ridden greece tighten its belt even further to please its creditors the country's
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government did approve a brand new type new property tax law or 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 international inspectors are in athens assessing whether greece deserves a cash injection. the last chance for the country to avoid a default. reports the public remains convinced that the relentless austerity policy is only making things worse. greece has been the poster child of the year a crisis with germany baiting to expand the belo the country looks that's to get that much needed cash injection with the help come with some conditions here in greece the people say the price that are being made to pay them for a new high earning that. is deadline day for 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
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tax which is about another three percent from people. supposed to help plug some of the massive deficit in the budget nothing more than a year's salary cuts rise in living costs people have already at breaking point the last two years. at least thirty percent of his. era cause the knowledge is from the opposition movement entitled to pay he tells me how the me expanded rapidly in recent months as more and more people hit that financial wall before. because we want. to know. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets of greece the
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violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot police protesters. even more clashes his parliament again feted in yet another measure in the fall of any property tax. organizer in order. to put on there. just for political reasons and critics do not need i.m.f. many people in greece now question just here it is the thing control unfortunately today very a leaders in your resume are the bankers. from. bunkers being shared folders being. called again and again and again all of the. taxpayers in the eurozone despite germany having dated positively to expand the size and power of the year pin band out to fund already
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critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn to the many challenges you still face if the problem will move from greece and. other european countries then to german banks to be. sure even germany. the european you know. will be affected you will find a solution could be not just for greece but for all the european union countries with past measures failing to have the facts in this political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public the euro is a still hangs in the balance with these protests. continue many people hate it greece is a country now at risk of having not only a financial but it democratic deficit as well sir. outside the parliament building in athens. meantime egypt's ruling military council has to give in to the demands
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of protesters and political parties and agree to make changes to the election law and there were fears that current rules could enable supporters of ousted president mubarak to come back to power and november's parliamentary elections the decision comes after friday's massive protests. will square an attempt to reclaim the revolution demanding a transfer of power to civilian rule and emergency nor. when herself to cairo to see what else is driving people back out onto 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 between the lines where you'll find the new chapter hasn't been published ended or slightly revised we still have the supreme council of the on poor souls of those. i cannot say that
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they have been. in any sense getting this country towards democracy barak may be gone but his policies are not for hosni 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 staff has come into power. actor doesn't clown around when it comes to the supreme council or scuff he has taken part in protests since day one and still has scars from being detained because the burkes were much worse he said very long they told people they had to stick it humbly from it and after that i was shot for the struggle and beaten with
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a baton on the head least only because i'm well known now mustn't leave the country for thirty years according to know if i have to seek asylum but all stay and fight for freedom like mubarak skaf gets the supported needs to rule egypt from abroad and the aid that we get from the us that one point five billion a year the easier to seize from from the usa and most of it entirely goes to the supreme court to the to the army you know the scout 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 in many areas it's the same as before going to for fun in some areas is getting more worse and he's now a r t. you're watching the weekly here on our team now the libyan city of sirte is
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plunging deeper into a humanitarian crisis and the battle for one of gadhafi is few remaining strongholds shows no signs of abating on saturday revolutionary forces claim dead completely surrounded the colonel's hometown and his loyalist forces were being slowly forced out meanwhile thousands of fleeing the besieged driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of vital supplies aid agencies say those injured and trapped or in desperate need of medical help of people dying in the main hospital because of oxygen and fuel shortages and she will activist brian becker says nato has declared mission to protect civilians is now more questionable than ever. clearly they're not protecting civilians when they're bombing cities that are considered to be pro khadafi when they're killing people not because they've done something wrong but 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
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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 but the goal of the nato powers is to carry out regime change so that the khadafy government is gone once and forever and that 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 a puppet of western powers in this country that has the largest oil reserves in all about africa 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 and it is among other things to
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do with the libyan experience. now a foreign minister sergey lavrov criticized proposed sanctions strategic perspective a recap of how things unfolded in the u.n. on our website. violence flared up again this week all around cause of us northern border nato troops attempted to dismantle a serbian roadblock several serbs were wounded amid claims the alliance led forces . using live rounds. barricaded the road to disputed checkpoints that albanian seized with the help of four troops. he has the story from kosovo. in some parts of the world this work he wrote would probably be part of an extreme safari impossible it is now a fighting chance if. ever since july the border dispute many lives have been dependent on this godforsaken grable road through the mountains now this is the
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only way that belgrade can use to deliver food and petrol to the tens of thousands of serbs living in northern kosovo the course of the serbs have been barricaded in the road since july in response to the police checkpoints which enforced the trade embargo between belgrade and on tuesday the situation turned critical again clashes between the barricading serbs and the k. four troops led to multiple injuries on both sides ok for blame there. starting the violence but. 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 perforated wound of my lung nato forces also claimed they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting mob this was quickly rejected by doctors. fuelling speculation as to who started.
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seven men and have a condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies nato troops weekly set up at the limits to their weapons and journalists and issued. for anyone trying to penetrate it they've totally and openly stepped out of the u.n. mandate and there really really now just like during one nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there were the air force for the albanian separatists are now acting as their infantry belgrade has reacted with indignation and halted negotiations with calls. until the dispute is resolved meanwhile four refuses to comment on their actions and goes to the border barricades the border is open to serve trucks blocking a breach just the way to destroy suggest this battle is far from over better is
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like this one are scattered all across northern of course civil war 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 book melting board nobody knows where this standoff. or become yet another frozen territorial dispute let's. see reporting from kosovo. well alexey is bringing constant updates on this developing story from cause if you can head over to watch the twitter feed to get the latest from him on this border dispute in one of his tweets as you can see here he says that the crew has just a film. wedding on the barricades the ceremony being used to show that serbs are staying on their land are not going anywhere. especially 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
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a review period expected to take several weeks a total of nine out of fifteen votes in the security council are needed to push the application through as long as no veto is used at this stage analysts believe america will try to stall 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 beard. meantime israel has yet again the come under fire from much of the world community after approving more settlements on palestinian territory palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has told r.t. arab he's concerned the u.s. will pressure u.n. security council members to vote against the bid the full and. coming up on monday right here on our. who we knew in advance and we were officially notified that washington will use its veto during the voting in a bit it's clear that the u.s. as the dominant world power wants to extend its support to israel but what concerns
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us most is that the u.s. wants to force all the countries that took part in the general assembly big and small alike 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 all as i would put it misuse their right to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable. we're going to stay with us here on r.t. the headlines coming your way in just a moment. welcome
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back to reality live from moscow on the recent headlines now in the arab spring echoes in america u.s. police use force to disperse wall street protesters arresting more than seven hundred taking part in a rally that's quickly gaining momentum across the country. also in the week's top stories of president medvedev explains his decision not to run for a second term citing vladimir putin's greater popularity at home his comments coming a surprise interview that stood up debate about the country's political future. and the standoff threatening to turn into an armed conflict on serbia's border with northern cause of as nato has attempted to dismantle roadblocks near a disputed checkpoint leave several people. and.

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