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today's news in the week's top stories no withdrawal from wall street protesters harden their result as the movement grows nationwide it becomes difficult for the government to ignore. the u.s. led war in afghanistan enters the second decade with the white house dashing hopes of a total pullout saying cia and special forces may be there to stay. russia and china veto the un resolution on syria calling for political dialogue ahead of tough sanctions on president assad's regime. a slew of pressure credit rating cuts in europe as spain italy and british banks take huge hits from increasingly nervous
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investors. eleven am in moscow i met treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on r t what started as a citizen standoff against the big banks on wall street has grown into a nationwide rally in just a few weeks heavy handed police tactics against protesters in manhattan catapulted into the headlines and inspired more people in other cities to join marina portnoy reports campaigners are convinced this is just the start. of the collective voices of american dissent has manifested into a movement impossible to ignore occupy wall street began in the world's financial capital but this week protests have blazed through dozens of cities nation. why.
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in the big apple up to fifteen thousand americans flooded lower manhattan labor unions transport workers teachers nurses and u.s. veterans standing shoulder to shoulder with young activists spearheading a fight against us wealth inequality and corporate greed young people right now have no hope in our society i just want to see a more just society for young people coming up and all of the american right now are suffering through these hard economic times this seems pretty revolutionary to me and then the spirit of revolution is here and so i need to be a part of what you are and not agree to be arrested anymore the whole entire control of the police state disappears and when that happens there are hard credible possibilities that are open to us and suddenly you can imagine a different world and you believe you can be an agent of change the occupy movement has gained such momentum even the president who promised change was forced to address the issue i think people are frustrated and you know that the protesters
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are giving voice to a more broad based frustration about how our financial system works but the american people understand that not everybody has been following the rules. that wall street is an example of it these days a lot of folks who are doing the right thing or were boarded a lot of folks who are doing the right thing or while the u.s. has encouraged and supported democratic uprisings in the arab world the same events playing out at home have been met with the tongs pepper spray and the arrests of nearly eight hundred peaceful protesters on the brooklyn bridge a scene that reminded some of egypt's fierce way we can follow. believe our brothers and sisters all over the world arab spring in greece and spain and we can see that it did send a powerful message for dinner people are not going to stand for corporate greed
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anymore and now we're giving up with doing something about it three weeks into the anti wall street demonstrations the new york city police department has pumped two million dollars into overtime pay fines some critics say are being used to repress freedom two miles from the chaos of the united nations even financier and billionaire george soros weighed in on the populist uprising actually i can understand this and. thank you. because. this is. not to inject capital into the. banks but to effectively. relieve them of the bad that since and then allow the. gave the banks. profits and allowed them to pay. bonuses as they see
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can i can sympathize. with his grievances spearheaded so loud and large that means stream media outlets have been left with no other choice but to cover the protests in a matter of weeks occupy wall street and on the mobilized. international expense medical leave this on pulling it back to become it's burning point anyway we're not smooth. and politicians instant working for the majority of the people not cynical elected demanding democracy from the very leader that promoted. artsy new york. former wall street executive richard to ask out says the protesters are just trying to restore democratic basic values and it's helping to draw the crowds this is actually for a political protest movement that's so young it's grown and gathered a surprising amount of support from surprising them quarters in
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a very very short time for example of several very major unions joining up with this group that's primarily young people and saying we're on the same side we support them they support us i think what they're doing is reasserting a set of values you know everybody who wants a job should get a job business people and their customers should deal with one another fairly and honestly. including corporate crime should be punished and so on so if you think of it as the early stage of a movement where it's declaring its fundamental values and principles then i think it's actually although it's probably intuitive or accidental it's actually pretty smart of them not to get pinned down in saying we want a financial transactions tax or we want a blue ribbon investigation of wall street crime there really and this is why they've been able i think to start to get some attention. stay with us here on
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archy still to come no rest for greece the world bankers demand more and more austerity from athens but outside parliament police turn on a public that says it's had enough of the cuts and tax hikes that have driven many into poverty. corrected history parents and teachers across france russia new textbooks that revise the oracle accounts so they don't insult minorities. and the supposed syrian regime victim who is back from the dead after making global headlines raising questions of accuracy and agenda in the west of conflict coverage . but first america's war in afghanistan has reached its second decade this week and a worldwide chorus calling for the occupation to end grows louder but white house officials suggest that it may be far from over saying the cia and special forces could stay indefinitely as part of the global fight against terror as a race and not a lot of reports the evidence on the ground shows there is no hurry to leave. if
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the united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan what is its largest peacekeeping bigger u.s. led forces over in the telephone at least two thousand one bugbear field is little more than deflating over the correct runway since the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital has grown into a small city but still do over twenty five thousand full time personal fleets of military cargo aircraft enough equals to close traffic shipments into expansion is no way aided by scores of clone tractors u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more building work after sending an extra thirty thousand troops after the city last year president obama started bringing them home to summer but with afghan forces struggling to stand alone it's likely that less will leave than planned in bases like this one aren't going to shrink anytime soon. at least there are plenty of home comforts from soldier staying on for tough few more deployments you can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to find. jewelry enjoy
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a cappuccino or grab some take on the new pizza hut for interns and if they're tired of working out in the gym they're free to go to the salon for hair kind of such although some officials have tried to limit such amenities calling them a distraction from the war the troops are happy to have and these are extreme. reality t.v. these days. and i have the case. right. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business both inside and outside the wire without agreement of soldiers my business would be nothing we like having them here but not everyone agrees diddly telephone rocket attacks are on the rise and as the base becomes more and more crowded with threat to those living inside multiply it's a matter how high its walls become everyone it's a close call you this can just get this much equipment personnel it's all in the one tight spot get close it's going to destroy something or someone easy as it may
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be to forget at times this is still worse than just a month look for. rushing to sit outside of a protracted stay in afghanistan came as little surprise that brian becker of the pro peace answer coalition he says there is no way the u.s. would have bad in a region that so strategically important. if the u.s. military were to leave afghanistan altogether or if it were to leave iraq altogether those governments would become independent determining governments free of foreign interference or foreign occupation that's what would happen they would form their own natural alliances with their neighbors the united states does not want that this is the great prize this is a geo strategic way and resource rich part of the world united states is there for the long term and i think that's the real goal is to put firmly afghanistan and the surrounding countries into an american spear of influence i think the karzai government really is an extension of american power which has a masquerade the fiction of
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a nato cover but really it's an american power cards i of course probably cannot survive without outside a support after all the outsiders the occupiers put him into power i don't think he has any real legitimacy and credibility for his people for years the u.s. implored pakistan to offer more support for its war in afghanistan blocking taliban supply routes or hunting down al qaeda cells but it's only been token support so far with his not about preferring to stay on the sidelines and even at times assist taliban factions or his military analysts to explore just what's behind pakistan's two sided policies. back in eighty's it was the most successful cia operation when they promoted claim ization of pakistan and to the rule of general zia and hard for the anti-slavery jihad in afghanistan thirty years later the pentagon is fighting with the consequences of that success right here. they will be doomed
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to run the vicious circle again and again until their white house will finally realize that to prevail they have to dismantle their own legacy in pakistan then they issue is whether islamabad is a friend or foe. but actually it's neither that's why a new definition has been coined the frenemy it means that the countries policy has been torn apart in a contradiction between its past and current islam is ation. and the new challenges for the whole region. in london's trafalgar square big crowds marked a decade in afghanistan with a defiant get out now message watch our reports from the heart of the british capital as well as our expert opinion and analysis at r.t. dot com.
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europe's right answers proper this week with spain italy and british banks all having their credit rating slashed as the crisis swirls around greece remains in the middle. of the country getting old and made a cuts or face total collapse the dire out what comes in the face of growing investor and market certainty greek default is now inevitable something and not helped by out of that meeting it's failed to reduce its deficit to the agreed level despite austerity drives the nation's economy in tatters as arkansas reform reports the needs of the people are taking a back seat to the demands of the banks. syntagma square once again bearing witness ok clashes between riot police here is protesting.
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the right. in fact i mentioned really been writing as the police moved in to clear the crowds and shocking things at one point the police chasing protests as into the station many others hit by they supposed to be keeping control. the message being sent by the government is one of repression and fear. seems like this is very serious questions about the level of force being used. is a forty three year old journalist he's reported from many conflicts. but it was in his own country where he sustained his worst injury. i just remember thinking is this really happening you could use it to shelter in an enclosure just listen and one policeman who i think was a commander in a very rude taking pictures i told him i was a journalist but he gave an order and. these are some pictures i took you know
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the place he taken shelter amplified the sound of the flash bang causing almost take. the injury which is his job. after the attack i would call it an accident it was in a time my life's been like a small. an investigation was launched into the incident but progress has been slow a family list tells us the countless cases against heavy handed police tactics they need to have any kind of results we witness for ourselves the lack of discrimination when the police lash out when journalists along with his camera to the ground the rise in the level of aggression seen by the police and the more extreme groups the protest is causing serious concern with the government continuing to implement severe austerity measures in a bid to receive further cash tensions looks set to keep escalating i think. and fast. to explain the performance. of the first
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reaction. from. the impact of the financial crisis is being played out play by play on syntagma square there are now fears that the financial crisis turn into an economic recession could bring the entire year is a just the greek people to their needs surface r.t. . investment advisor patrick young says the lack of direction up or top of the e.u. was a major factor in the spread of debt pain threatening to destroy the currency. the european union are trying to take fiscal control of greece because they think that's the only way they can actually control the crisis the european union is too slow in there's too little leadership and there is it headed intransigence amongst
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the leaders of the european union a chanst in terms of understanding that they needed to move a lot faster on this crisis they still need to move much faster and ultimately the time is running out because greece is leading the contingent that is going to kill the euro by the end of the year if we don't see positive hundred production because the problem is we cannot leave citizens of the european union to starve to death because it suits the troika of international lenders. doesn't british banks are their credit ratings drop this week moody's decision comes after the government said it's unlikely to bellow giants like lloyds in r.b.s. if they get in trouble again just days later and other one of the big three ratings for gave a thumbs down to italy and spain scored down tonight as british economist mark littlewood says it's a wake up call for the spoiled banks what we've got to get away from in the united
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kingdom and actually right across the western world more generally is this idea that every single bank is caught because if they get into trouble the tax will play all that matters and one of the key things that the u.k. government is struggling with is how do we allow it to go for the war to fail without very much lead to scoring the wider economy and i think that these these downgrades of actually reflect the fact that we are beginning to move away from what was a hopeless and helpless situation in which basically every bank you could if they crashed when the time when the government would come to their aid so it's a grim warning put in the sign my as you would wish to have an almost a toy notice from your doctor about your state of health i think it is a welcome warning. you can get a grip on the world's financial fallout with our expert opinions and blogs that are he dot com and if you look over there right now you can also see tackling some monster myths is very big but busted we've joined a group of russian good yalit just who believe they have on earth
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a cave that may have children supersize snowmen for years. and the little birds big goal it's new york's mayor takes on terror threat with a new arsenal a gun that can bring down our plane check out our problem. syrian security forces are reportedly open fire at thousands of mourners at the funeral of a kurdish opposition leader in the northeast of the country killing five wounding several others since the uprisings against president assad started in march an estimated twenty nine hundred people have died syria's defense minister stated terrorist groups are active there targeting military officials scientists and intellectuals he also said those calling for foreign intervention in the country want to ruin syria and its principles and the media and the media raced to rout the regime forced many into a surprising u. turn this week as our better explains. she was hailed as the flower of syria a symbol of the suffering under president assad spruit the regime at least that's
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what much of the western media said after the apparent put tshering and zeinab al hosni we have you pictures of what was done to seen aps corpse and they are simply too gruesome to aerate several western media outlets who quick to report sound holes in these gruesome death apparently the first woman killed in government custody but now it appease she's miraculously back from the date even being interviewed on syrian t.v. . i came to the police station to see the truth this what i see to those line channels i'm now still alive not dead human rights groups like amnesty international jumped on the bandwagon to reporting out hosni was tortured murdered and mutilated. it even claims a mother found the body in a morgue last month all assertions is now being forced to backtrack on we will endeavor to be really more cautious and phrase things a little bit more nuanced the state broadcaster says the interviews to dispel what
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it labels fabrications by foreign media to serve western interests and stories like this that have been used to prop up calls from the u.s. britain and france the un sanctions to be slapped on syria but their foundations are now looking shakier than ever this footage allegedly shows unarmed civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels say perhaps not the peaceful opposition they're often made out to be by the west it only seems to look one way this notion that you has is now part of the pro-democracy really serious game is ridiculous they are jumping on their way again is an opportunity to. create its deceptive appearance while at the same time there's a dictatorships that are aligned with them in the united nations and as part of. russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution for syria seeing through it as a potential cover for another libyan style intervention so may not be any oil this
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time but there's always an ulterior motive it's important as a geopolitical factor right next to israel a country which obviously america and britain and the other western powers strongly support so that would be the altar into a political motive to be to have followed by a security council walkout from america over remarks during the syrian envoy speech but the u.s. promised to be back with another resolution and undoubtedly more dramatic evidence to drive the point home bennett r.t. . russia believes there is a better way to solve serious problems and imposing more tough sanctions president medvedev says it's not up to the united nations or nato to decide our country's political course our partners in the u.n. security council. did not rule out a replay of the libyan scenario although they said more than once that they clearly understood syria is very different to libya and russia will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council it ain't to overthrow political regimes the us was not created for
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that purpose will discuss what's happening in syria with a key advisor to president assad some of that coming up at ten thirty g.m.t. . with. the majority of laws that should have been cast are now adopted to amend the constitution is under way and the problem is that some states fund and arm terrorist groups operating in our towns and villages this makes ordinary people's lives very difficult and puts them in real danger position of the western countries encourages these terrorist groups we share russian and chinese view that it's impossible to move forward without dying our the alternative is glance telling civil war against religious conscience. libyan revolutionary forces claim they've seized parts of a convention center that serve as a key base for gadhafi loyalists in his hometown of sirte for more than two days now libya's interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet on the
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most important remaining could happen stronghold revolutionary forces say they now think troll both of the town but still face resistance from war writers thousands of people have left syria but many remain meaning there is a high risk of civilian casualties for peace campaigners the fact that nato is protecting civilians by shelling sirte so the alliance's selective approach. the whole idea of the bombing it was meant to protect the civilians in banco thinking how why does he want anybody inside up to the idea that he would mean killing civilians in another city or town. and that's exactly what's happening so many times very selective about what civilians it's a pool it doesn't support those civilians who might oppose it really it's a great cause some will never want to and of course we know you want this how will . the palace. wants to get rid of gadhafi if they can kiss his office how can
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civilians in the. if. they don't care about the problem not much was actually happening so who will be terrible killings and so on sure and you really this is a response want to seem to be doing them on libya. and france the power of political correctness seems to be teaching a serious lesson for a school to school children parents and teachers are angry a new textbooks that carry revised historical accounts to avoid insulting minority pupils as are his daniel bushell reports many french fear their identity may soon be consigned to history as well. twenty pages on the history of black slavery and just six on the time of napoleon shown here sitting on the toilet france's new history school books are in breach parents and teachers who call it's political correctness gone mad this author's bestseller on the banned because of france was of boylan's ahead. if we didn't teach our own minorities the history of
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their adopted country they don't feel french we are already seeing riots in our streets a crusades a called insulting to muslims the sun king louis the fourteenth to imperial and the persians walked as the colonel gadhafi of his day focus is now on the previously little known kink. of thirteenth century west africa the purge even extends to broad to study the world including les miserables all through victor hugo france is already breaking up thanks professor casale because it's young people have no sense of identity parents are concerned but we have to study even the worth pages of our history because if you can't understand that what happens quite a bit now in france you can of understand it very well if they want to understand and divide properly legal action scene is the only way to stop the removal of
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national history. schools now give ten percent of their share your to the medieval african moline point i studied it and what exactly is it contribution to world development. thousands of signed a petition of the french revolution lessons were replaced by the african kingdom of more than multiple which many say they've never heard of the ministry of education refused to be interviewed but gave us this statement. we're changing the school curriculum to reflect globalisation supposed being taught because it's important to have a view on the world cultures such as egypt china and india the new european parliament reports but compulsory school lessons on the benefits of the e.u. from quote a very young age critics want kids are learning less and less about their own country states which still teaching naipaul's they say concern themselves to
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history. and you push your faulty paris. and coming up how money is the ticket for some of america's wealthy to control the airwaves but first the headlines stay with us.
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