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fled. these are the images and seeing from the streets of canada. trying to cook ration the day. mass arrests and in aggressive a crackdown in new york as a police force a bleak break up a protest by the occupy wall street movement which some say is reminiscent of the arab spring. and we look at why the us media presents on the rest of cross the world as headline news but thousands marching in one of america's major cities is pushed down the agenda. while in the u.k. anger at budget cuts and forced redundancies abroad more than thirty thousand people on the streets of manchester demanding prime minister cameron's a resignation. and in our review of the week's top stories president medvedev it says the main consideration behind his choice and the bad blood he had put in for
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president in two thousand and twelve is the prime minister's greater popular. and in the besieged the libyan town of syria to be humanitarian situation is a critical people are dying because of a lack of vital medical supplies amid fears fighting between pro and anti kadafi factions. broadcasting a live direct from the heart of moscow this is r t i'm sean thomas let's get right to your top stories anti wall street protesters have vowed to continue their fight that's despite saturday's arrest of more than eight hundred demonstrators who were blocking parts of brooklyn bridge the movement called occupy wall street is venting its anger at high unemployment rates in two thousand and eight a bank bailouts and a social injustice and as artie's marina explains the action of police is likely to add more fuel to the fire. nearly eight hundred protesters were arrested
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on saturday have been released by the new york city police department and now as you could see by the crowd behind me these demonstrators are on wall street continuing in their activism now it is this park here on wall street where the began their walk on saturday thousands of people. actually walked to the lower manhattan to the brooklyn bridge and once they got on to the brooklyn bridge that's where the past hour arrests were taking place chaos ensued police officers were using nets to catch people that were on the bridge the bridge was closed down on both sides according to the new york city police department those people were arrested for civil disobedience now the people that took part in the demonstration on saturday are members of occupy wall street a group that has come together to demonstrate against government backed bank bell
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outs and corporate influence on u.s. politics occupy wall street's describes itself as a resistance movement that has been inspired by the arab spring they said the time has come for an american spring or an american auto they say that their movement is now catching not only national attention but international attention and they are receiving even more support when it comes to how the u.s. mainstream media is covering the story that's an interesting take take a look at the new york times on sunday they had the largest picture of one syrian protester here lots of stories about what's taking place in syria and yemen and when it comes to the new york city protesters being arrested just a small picture here on the bottom we should mention that also the new york times reported a lot of those that were arrested on saturday so as this movement continues growing and expanding there is a larger police presence down here on all three of these demonstrators that. well
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let's say they are determined to stay here and hire near their message for the rest of the year and as i mentioned also there will be union joining up later on in the week there have been collar activists celebrities coming down there here to throw their support behind copy files street names i know is whether anybody in washington is the receiving end will they do something about what these are saying james corbett editor of independent news website corporate report dot com says a police action it could well spark a violent response there could be that possibility of escalation at this moment i would say that the momentum and probably the p.r. win is on the protesters side because no one likes to see two police going in and and breaking up a peaceful protest movements like that and especially now that we're getting reports that the protesters were actually lured onto the bridge and then trapped
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it's quite obvious by this point that the monetary system itself needs reform but i think if we leave that in the hands of the regulators and the people who have been in charge of the system they're really just going to try to consolidate more power for themselves so we see that for example playing out in the euro zone by the european central bank arguing for more power rather than less power because you really need more power to him to further consolidate the year of the euro zone into a coherent whole pound that's the argument that they're trying to use and i think what these protest movements indicate is it is an acknowledgment on the people's part to and that's that that can't be allowed to continue because if it does then just more and more of these types of things will continue to happen is the powerful lessons and if you are in fewer hands sara flounders from activist group international action center says the u.s. is preaching democracy around the world while forgetting about the rights of its own citizens at home. this is really a police after it to shut down mass the sense here see u.s. government they claim to speak for democracy all over the world while dropping
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bombs on people and many many countries and here at home when people are involved in democratic protests and demonstrations against the domination of wall street representing really the interests of the vast majority of people in latest polls today's show that seventy five percent of the population is sympathetic to these protests. thousands have marched through the northern british city of manchester in another protest at austerity cuts to public services and pensions the rally in opposition to the governing coalition and organized by trade unions coincided with the ruling conservative party's conference in the city where he's a lawyer and it was there. the consensus in casa conferences starseeds mansion and the movement politicians in delegates starting to arrive this happens overnight and that's made this a thousand people are turning out for this march through the streets of manchester to protest what the coalition government is doing in the way of and you've
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literally got full of people hey you've got the older generation saying hands off pensions you've got to sort of middle age generation to say about their children because as money to public services slashed you've got to very very young who are worried that things like no strings that is provision school education will be cut and of course much a second population report to look to students turns out much like in all the marches that we've seen across the country turned out to protest against the rising cost of education i stick to some of the people who are here to us than just why they thought it was important ten hours a day and here's what they told me i think it's important we send a message to the woman you know support and particularly the people on the road suppose we. could all be so says. to people so that the government knows the majority of people post what we do usually goes to show you just pay to be sure
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that if you joined the chinese to stop what in which it's wrong to move you out to bring this government down and bring in a government that doesn't offer working people now look at the finest you can see here around me are calling for a strike on the thirty fifth maybe they calling for a general strike the public sector workers to town leave and say the government just exactly what it would be like in public sector workers didn't in fact show up for work in the morning see that's what they're planning to do you know to the biggest scenes in the country unison yes they have all turned out head today to say we were done shooting the thank you today and unless you promise that you're going to make these deep cuts in public sector for. i think that you'll put a lot of the rules to the prime minister. laurent reporting for us there now the discontent in the u.k. is only now gathering pace but protests in debt ridden greece have been going on for months like nomic dooms day moves closer for athens with
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a vital rescue payment delayed in the country quickly running out of cash. plus strife for statehood the future of palestine is clouded in intrigue with the shadow of an imminent u.s. a veto hanging over its a bit of u.n. security council. planned reshuffle in the putin medvedev tandem has been the highlight of this week's headlines the sudden departure of the longest serving now former finance minister also gave the russian press plenty to chew on in fact dimitri medvedev felt compelled to explain to the media face to face the reasons behind his decision not to run for a second term in office and r.t.c. thought that a new clutch over reports the pre-election period in russia could hold even more surprises. i think this week's headlines have been all that if putin putin made bad it and use of the japs what brought a polemic switch russia hasn't seen for quite some time while some criticized
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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 to move if you think your views on russia's economic agenda differ from mine as president you can resign. my opinions do differ from yours but only take such a decision after a talk to the prime minister has been the most of that you can talk to whoever you want including the prime minister but as long as i'm the president i make these decisions here. the surprise right now between the president and putin is long time ally aleksey kudrin left many questioning is there a split in the tandem apostleship the situation with mr quadrant is a matter of discipline in government service we are a presidential republic not
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a parliamentary one it implements the president's policies if you don't agree you should step down meanwhile many read it not as a sign of a split over a new maturity in russia's democracy. most were mostly a wish for thank you all the part of the portals these people probably remember the times of the whole war patrol when 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. i remember before coming to power gave an interview where he basically said russia will not survive all fit inside the limits so from the very beginning he didn't believe that there was a serious rift in the big news of putin yet again running for president brought up so many questions that nutriment that it had to meet top t.v. hats to cross the t.'s and dot be ice. of course it's nice to know that people trust me as president and that my approval rating is quite high under current
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circumstances but i also know the prime minister putin undoubtedly remains the most popular politician in our country and his 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 with me if you live and what will happen to these decisions by the convention these decisions are merely the party's recommendation to vote for those people that's all the choices made by the people and these are not new words you substitute true any politician and any political force may lose an election but many questions are still in the air like why would a politician like nixon and betty of whose approval rating is still so high in 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 maybe rejoiced in the thoughts of the country's top political quis is
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finally over and they can go about their usual business but this week has shown that when it comes to the chess game of prostin politics there are many more moves to be made before the final make up of but you got. months is no it's true that children are teed. and for the full version of the interview with the president you can always log onto our website or. the greek government says it's a budget deficit will be cut this year and next but it will still miss targets set by the e.u. and the international monetary fund athens latest austerity measures putting thirty thousand civil service staff on labor reserve the end of the year and reducing their faith the move is to please you creditors and to get them to hand over eight billion euro and installment needed to avoid the nation going into bankruptcy next month international inspectors from the i.m.f. and european central bank are now to decide whether greece should get that money
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but as our first reports the public one will go last hope that a bailout will save the country's crippled the trama. greece has been the place the child of the year. with germany they think expand the bailout fund the country look first to get that much needed cash injection the help come with some conditions and hearing people say the price they are being made to pay if simply too high earning the pale is deadline day for the first to be hit with concrete governments need special tax it's one of the measures they it's in place to try to secure the next tranche of money the country needs to avoid bankruptcy the extra tax which is ducks about another three percent from people's annual income is supposed to help plug some of the massive deficit in the budget but after more than a year's salary cuts rises in living costs the people here are already at breaking
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point in the last two years almost everybody because. clearly the person is of. people's desperation has become increasingly evident on the streets in greece. violence is repeatedly breaking out between riot police and protesters. even more clashes as parliament again feted in yet another austerity measure in the form of a new property tax many people in greece now question just who it is i think control our fortunes. very early version euro zone are the bankers. well. from european central bank bankers are being shareholders are not being. called to pay again and again and again out of the. taxpayers in europe despite germany having data positively to expand the size and power of the year can pan out fund already critics are questioning whether that will be enough insights now turn
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to the many challenges the year is aimed still faces he. who will move from. the european countries and then to germany. even germany. the european union. will be affected. it's not just. being in countries with past measures failing to have the facts it's political leaders continue to struggle to convince the public the truth the euro is a still hangs in the balance but these protests take the streets. to continue many people here think greece is a country now at risk of having not only a financial but the democratic deficit as well sir artie outside the parliament building in athens egypt's ruling military council has agreed to to amanda the
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country's election while giving in to the demands of protesters political groups also threatened to boycott of coming polls fearing the current rules could allow supporters of x. president mubarak to return to power in november's presidential elections the decision comes just days after a massive protest shook egypt's capital thousands gathered in tyro's main square in the rally to reclaim the revolution many feel let down by the transitional military council which has so far failed to implement promised democratic reform but he's in it and now he went to cairo to see what else is driving people back on the 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 a new chapter hasn't been published edited or slightly revised we still have the council of the on poor souls of those rulers i cannot say that they have been.
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in any sense this country towards democracy work may be gone but his policies are not that hosni mubarak's case is ongoing at this tribe you know new figures from human rights watch claims more civilian courts face military trials 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 because the marks are much worse i used to have very long hair they told me go ahead to stick it holy for that after that i shot for the struggle and peter with
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the pats on the head i was released only because i'm well known now most of last leave the country for thirty years according to law if i have to i will seek asylum in order to stay and fight for freedom like mubarak scatter against the support it needs to rule egypt from graunt. 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 entirely goes to the supreme court to the to the army you know the scout and well the why. asked post history books will change for the better the arab spring is a massive opportunity to spread peace prosperity democracy egypt since our last reading the writing on the wall in many areas it's the same as before don't want to pay a fine and some areas and getting more worse and he's now
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a r t cairo. thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged libyan city of syria as fighting between forces loyal to national transitional council and gadhafi remaining troops continues its plunging the city deeper into a humanitarian crisis people are fleeing the town driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of essential aid agencies say those injured and trapped are in desperate need of medical help with the dying of the main hospital because of oxygen and fuel shortages anti-war activist brian becker says this shows nato mission in libya is doing little to protect civilians. clearly they're not protecting civilians when they're bombing cities that are considered to be pro could offie when they're killing people not because they've done something wrong but because their own political beliefs are contrary to what nato alliance in terms of the kind of government they want for libya so i think that they need to be
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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 they carry out regime change so their 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 a puppet of western powers in this country that has the largest oil reserves in all of africa the ninth largest oil reserves in the world a brief look at some other international headlines making news for you now. up to thirty soldiers have been killed after yemeni warplanes bombed positions of the country's own army it's not clear if the attack was a mistake the government has denied the incident however reports claim to troops have joined the bellingen against yemen's president ali abdullah saleh the bombing
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was said to have been followed by an attack from al qaeda linked militants were killed more officers at the base. france and the u.k. have warned various citizens not to travel to the volatile kenya somalia border it follows the kidnapping of a wheelchair bound french woman by somali militants near the popular resort of lamu on saturday one woman has reportedly been transferred to somalia after a series you failed to get her back three weeks ago british woman a british woman was abducted from a nearby resort and her husband was killed in an attack by somali pirates. two police officers have been killed in a car blast in russia's republic of dagestan earlier reports suggested a suicide bomber rammed into a moving vehicle but now authorities say a bomb went off in a vehicle parked at the road as the police car was passing by investigators are working at the scene and of course we will bring you more information as it becomes available violence flared up against again this week around kosovo's at northern
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border as nato led to troops attempted to dismantle a serbian a roadblock several serbs were wounded amid claims k. four officers were using live rounds local serbs have barricaded the road to disputed checkpoints after albanians seized them with the help from care for artie's alexy are chesty has the story from kosovo. in some parts of the world this walking road would probably be part of an extreme safari kosovo it is now quite. everest is 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 the deliver food and petrol for the tens of thousands of serbs living in northern kosovo the course of the serbs have been very clear in the road since july in response to the calls or police checkpoints which enforce the trade embargo between belgrade and the tickets on tuesday the situation turned critical again clashes
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between the barricading serbs and the case for troops led to multiple injuries on both sides ok throw blame because it was starting the violence but dangerous alex on 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 claimed they used only rubber bullets and tear gas against the protesting mob this was quickly rejected by doctors in need of it's fueling speculation as to who restarted the its. seven men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises all those wounds were caused by a regular bullet which we extracted from the bidens nato troops weakly set up a perimeter to their weapons and journalists and issued
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a shoot to kill the order for anyone trying to. totally and openly stepped out of the un 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 again for refuses to comment on their actions and bull goes to the border barricades the router is open now to syria trucks looking a breach just metres away from the destroyed world block suggests this battle is far from over better 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 book a me and melting pot nobody knows where this standoff go and the. troops are
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becoming get another frozen territorial dispute look serious and speed and see reporting from kosovo. and you can always find more stories comments and videos on our website our team dot com here's some of what we have for you online right now. america's use of collective punishment strips palestinians over two hundred million dollars the american congress blocked it in response to attempts to have palestine recognized at the u.n. plus. preparing for another great flood noah's ark sails again thanks to a dutch family who promises free seats on board in case of an emergency. and. the u.n. security council started considering the palestinian bid for statehood on friday it was officially submitted by the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas last week a total of nine out of fifteen of votes in the security council are needed to push the application through the u.s. already said it will use its veto power to block the process but even if washington
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blocks debate the palestinians could still get an elevated legal status in the u.n. general assembly where they have a majority of support palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has told r.t. arabic he is concerned the u.s. will pressure u.n. security council members to vote against the bid the full interview is coming up at four am greenwich meantime here on r.t. . we knew in advance and we were officially notified that washington will use its veto journeying 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 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 un security council to vote against palestinian membership in the un peace 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 misuse
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their right to veto of course such a decision will be regrettable. and that's a look at your main news i'll be back with a recap of our top stories in just a few minutes. with.
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more news today violence is once again flared up the film these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada after. the giant corporations are rooted a. culture is that so much allaah people at highbury other than a little more of the face of the life and spoke out of social democracy in the west an idea once deemed to be part of the very foundation of democratic values. in indonesia algy's available in the ground your photo for shirts and media hutto the ritz carlton hotel a little hotel to chill new millennium hotel in china you can see all the t.v. and censored so much comes from so chill macaron drones.


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