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good evening it's a pm sunday evening here in moscow you're watching the weekly on our round the week's top stories with me and first now the wall street protests that kicked off in new york three weeks ago and now grown into a nationwide rally in gold thing a growing number of u.s. cities every day demonstrators inspired by the arab spring demand an end to social inequality and corporate greed and as their calls for a revolution get louder the authorities and media fun of them harder to ignore. the story. 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 blease to dozens of cities nationwide. in the big apple up to fifteen thousand americans flooded lower manhattan labor
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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 and i just want to see a fairer more just society for the young people coming up and all of the american people right now are some pretty good these hard economic times this seems pretty revolutionary to me in this period a revolution is here and so i need to be a part of what you are and not agreed to be arrested anymore the whole entire control of the police state disappears and when that happens there are credible possibilities that are open to us and certainly 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 the the protesters
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are. giving voice to a more broad based frustration about how our financial system works that the american people understand that not everybody has been following the rules. that wall street is an example of that these days a lot of folks who are doing the right thing are awarded a lot of folks who are doing the right thing are rewarded 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 plutons pepper spray and the arrests of nearly eight hundred peaceful protesters on the brooklyn bridge a scene that reminded some of egypt's to hear square you can follow me lead over our brothers and sisters all over the world care of spring in greece and spain and we can see that it did send a powerful message ordinary people are not going to stand for corporate greed
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anymore and now we're getting up and we're 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 who weighed in on the populist uprising and surely i can understand this sentiment the decision not to inject capital into the banks but to effectively relieve them of bad. gave the banks. profits as they see i can sympathize with. his grievances spearheaded so loud and large that mainstream media outlets have been left with no other choice but to cover the protests in a matter of weeks occupy wall street that's the only mobilized international
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expansion many believe this ongoing of that would be complex burning point in the us we're about small groups of american politicians don't work for the majority of the people in the collective demanding democracy from the very leader this happen motive bring up or die out artsy new york. who will soon executive richard escoto we protest to support is being driven by the bid to restore basic democratic values . this is actually for a political protest movement that's so young it's grown and gathered a surprising amount of support from surprising quarters in a very very short time for example you have several very major unions joining up with this group that's primarily young people and saying that 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 watches job should get
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a job business people and their customers should deal with one another fairly and honestly crimes 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 because the u.s. correspondents are in the heart of events and keeping you updated on how the protests go through the co-founder of just twitted tweeted. about a huge turnout at b. of protesters this sunday with a full follow the action on twitter for you to underscore called wrote me
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later in the program as well we look at how financial distress is also driving people on to the streets of the greek capital to analyse crude witnesses police violence in athens as i go among austerity greeks reaches a boiling point. a fresh wave of violence has swept across syria this week with at least forty people killed in clashes between security forces ninety government protesters some of the most severe scenes came at the funeral of a kurdish. opposition leader in the north east of the country syrian authorities insist that they're targeting terrorist groups not peaceful protesters they also play in the kurdish opposition leader was killed by militants because he was against foreign intervention in the country syria's been in a state of chaos and from it march now following protests demanding president assad step meantime the media race throughout the regime forced many into a surprising new turn this week as we reported over bennett's got the story. she was hailed as the flower of syria the symbol of the suffering under president
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bashar assad's brutal regime at least that's what much of the western media said after the apparent butchering of zeinab. we're viewed pictures of what was done to corpse and they are simply too gruesome to air several western media outlets were quick to report al gore's knees gruesome death apparently the first woman killed in government custody but now it appears she's miraculously back from the dead 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 claimed a mother found the body in a morgue last month all assertions is now being forced to backtrack on this we will endeavor to be 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 in stories like this that have been used to prop up calls from the u.s. britain and france for un sanctions to be slapped on syria but their foundations are now looking shaky or the never this footage illegibly shows an armed pro sound civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels so perhaps not the peaceful opposition there are from me. it out to be by the west that only seems to look one way this notion that the un has is now part of that pro-democracy regime is ridiculous they are jumping on that bandwagon is an opportunity to get out front of it and create this deceptive appearance while at the same time there's a porting the dictatorships that are aligned with them in the united nations and it's part of their empire russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution for syria seeing through it as a potential cover for another libyan style intervention they may not be any oil
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this time but there's always an ulterior motive our partners in the un security council do 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 russia will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council that aimed to overthrow political regimes the u.s. was not created for that. the vetoes of 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 either bennett r.t. . and fierce fighting for gadhafi is hometown of sirte continues in libya where revolutionary forces claim they've seized the convention center now the main base of the colonel's loyalists for over two days in fact libya's interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet on the most important remaining stronghold of the ousted leader revolutionary forces claimed they control most of
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the town that's been under siege for three weeks now libya's interim leaders say failure to take said is the only thing keeping them from formally clearing liberation and shuttling elections so to discuss situation very more generally in libya let's talk now to times correspondent pepe escobar pepper a very good evening to you thanks for being an r.t. international do you think this latest a so we'll see libya's transitional forces take from gadhafi control is it just a matter of hours days now. we'll be seeing the latest assault for the best three or four weeks this is probably twenty fifth slater's assault. in malaysia where the problem is this is that cluster of our two peak responsibility to protect was theoretically the reason for nato scream in each area an intervention in libya so if the good guys are being attacked by qaddafi forces are to be applied but if the bad guys are ensconced in seriously for instance showing we don't care if
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they're thousands of civilians in syria as well r two p. does not apply so in terms of a pocket you know this beats anything else in the market while lot of news was news there you see saying that north lot of civilians did stay in there a lot of skype and there are a lot of. locals there the media's been focusing primarily hasn't on the on the actions of the progress of the revolution before with intent. to take but now what about the human costs the deaths of innocent civilians are going to be some that don't seem to be largely ignored. absolutely because that the only coverage that you see in western mainstream media corporate media is about the adventures of this so-called pro-revolutionary forces this is not a resolution this is a civil war which was at top to by the nato powers in the us so in terms of decision population six is a city being there more than a hundred thousand in inserting if ten thousand laughs or twenty thousand there
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still most of the civilian population still dish they were bombed by nato nato bomb at least half of the sitting clued in what they said was scouting installations all across town so all busy moms they do not recognize fleeing civilians in fact so there's absolutely no body count of the actual civilian population so the hypocrisy is cause we can in fact and everybody is so. assuming ok so if search of falls within the next few hours or days the end of problems are all solved and we can set up a government in tripoli and then c.n. see who the peace with the islamists who are actually controlling tripoli militarily and the people in tripoli turn are going to accept that it was in the eastern syria libya is their rule of no it's not going to happen the war is beginning that's what i was going to say. really isn't the last bastion of
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opposition here is it this is going to go on some while yet absolutely kevin and the defect is no heaviest seen anybody anywhere talking about what's going on in the southern desert of course not because nobody knows what's going on in the borders would and in the borders we need share and this is where qaddafi's resistance is being organized i talked to a lot of people who came back from libya recently in meeting especially talon correspondents and that their best local information is that gaddafi and since february took. drugs gold to the southern desert and discord obviously will be destroyed the tribes animal detour rags animal the further resistance so we are in that at the intermediate period war they are more or less organizing the resistance and asked of the so-called government is the status in tripoli then you wait for the real action in iraq two thousand and three stop we only have about fifteen seconds pep a if you can can you put
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a figure on how you how long you think nato is going to be there. sure ever that's what they said and that's what they've been saying for the past few weeks and in fact the last time they said this as long as there is not. in truth there this is not going to have. to go war for ever again. could have been a program. live from brazil thank you. this week struggling european economies were dealt another blow by ratings agencies graded italy and spain fears over the debt crisis were also intensified by the downgrade of several british and portuguese bags. remains the biggest concern rather of international creditors still not sure it's doing enough to get another cash injection. to the country's deliver an ultimatum ramp up the cuts will face total collapse that's after athens admitted failing to reduce its deficit to the agreed level despite the relentless drug has left the nation's economy in tatters now as artists are further
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apart in the week the needs of the people taking second place it seems to big bang demands. syntagma square once again bearing witness to clashes between riot police here as protest is. background. and the pensions really be my thing as a police moved in to clear the crowds some shocking things one point the police chasing protests is into the metro station many others hit kicks by they supposed to be keeping control. but the message being sent by the government is one of repression and fear. scenes like this are very serious questions about the level of force being used. to priors is a forty three year old journalist has reported from many conflicts but it was in his own country where he sustained his worst injury. i just remember thinking is
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this really happening. to use to shelter in an enclosure just or syntagma 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 i had one of the flash bangs thrown at me these are some pictures i took. the place he taken shelter amplified the sound of the flash bang causing always takes all deafness and injury which has cost me less his job. after the attack i won't call it an accident it was an attack my life's been like a small. investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slowly . tells us the countless cases against heavy handed police tactics and need to have any kind of results we witness for ourselves the lack of discrimination when the police lash out when journalists flung with his camera to the ground the rise in the level of aggression seen by the police and the more extreme groups of
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protesters is causing serious concern with the government continuing to implement severe austerity measures in a bid to receive further bailout cash pensions looks set to keep escalating i think . to explain. the impact of the financial crisis is being played out blow by blow on syntagma square there are now fears that the financial crisis turn into an economic recession could bring the entire usa not just the greek people to their knees. r.t. . all the doom and gloom words try to get a slightly different maybe more upbeat about ten minutes time crushing the crisis
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in a very different way robert foster explores the plunging global economy stay with us to listen to this recession rapids a brand new show here on this charge from moscow. the levels rising as the u.s. crash seems imminent and smashed the debt ceiling of fourteen trillion despite protests and clashes in the i.m.f. imposed structurally unjust programs in greece where the term economy entered our language from the greek economy of meaning household management. management theories abound but in practice if anyone actually know what the hell's even happening. we're judging brother comments those who see they're on aren't you to page you love it it's very clever stuff so in about ten minutes from now is to say. this week the u.s. led war in afghanistan passed his ten year mark with nato troops still no closer to victory over the taliban the chorus of criticism of the occupation gets allowed it with the latest failure coming from the former german general who planned his
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nation's role in the operation a decade ago now it so plans on a full withdrawal from the country by the end of twenty fourteen but it's just not live reports the evidence on the ground shows there's no rush to leave. if the united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan why is its largest base getting bigger when u.s. led forces overran the taliban in late two thousand and one bug amir field is little more than a flight tower in a cracked runway since then the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital has grown into a small city that's helped over twenty five thousand full time personnel fleets of military and cargo aircraft enough to cause traffic jams and an expansion is now underway aided by scores of contractors u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more men and more hardware after sending an extra thirty thousand troops to afghanistan last year president obama started bringing them home this summer but with afghan forces struggling to stand alone it's likely that less will leave than planned bases like this one are going to shrink anytime soon. at least there are
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plenty of home comforts for soldiers staying on for tough you know long deployments they can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to find jewelry enjoy a cappuccino or grab some take on the new pizza hut franchise. and if they're tired of working out in the gym they're free to go to the salon for a haircut and massage although some officials have tried to limit such amenities calling them a distraction from the war the troops are happy to have them and these are extremely. useful if even the. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business both inside and outside the wire without beggarman the soldiers my business would be nothing we like having them here but not everyone agrees deadly taliban rocket attacks are on the rise and as the base becomes more and more crowded the threat to those living inside multiplies no matter how high its walls become every rock it's
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a close call when you're this congested you 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 be to forget the times this is still a war zone jason mark look for t. . the white house official suggested the cia and special forces could stay in afghanistan long after the troops have left and according to brian becker of the pro pace and said coalition there's no way the u.s. would abandon the region that's 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 strategically 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
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surrounding countries into an american sphere of influence i think the karzai government really is an extension of american power which has a masquerade the fiction of a nato cover but really it's an american power cards i of course probably cannot survive without outside support after all the outsiders the occupiers put him into power i don't think he has any real legitimacy or credibility for his people. and he was that was growing in britain which is the second largest number of troops in afghanistan and london's trafalgar square the elite big crowds the decade of war with the fire get a message our correspondent was there you can watch his reports of home. the dog chapters of french history being revised in an attempt to avoid insulting
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the country's minority pupils opponents of the move oh say it's the latest in a wave of political correctness and threatens to purge the country of its past out in doing so jeopardize its future. bushell reports. twenty pages on the history of black slavery and just six on the time of napoleon shown here sitting on a toilet france's new history school books are inbreeding parents and teachers who cool it's political correctness gone mad this author's bestseller on the banned figures of front of boylan's ahead. if we doing teacher and minority is the history of their adopted country they don't feel french we are already seeing riots in our streets the crusades the called insulting to muslims the sun king louis the fourteenth to imperial and the pony and smoked as the colonel gadhafi of his day focus is now on the previously little known king came kumu thought of thirteenth
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century west africa the purge even extends to reuters studied round the world including les miserables all to victor hugo france is already breaking up things professor casale because it's young people have no sense of identity parents are concerned but we have the study of the worth pages of our history because you can't understand that what happened for politics now in france you cannot understand the history. they want to understand and to avoid properly legal action seen as the only way to stop the removal of national history of all involved schools now give ten percent of their share deal to the needy will african moline point i've 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
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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 globalization monumental past being taught because it's important to have a view on the world cultures such as egypt joining and india the new european parliament reports back to 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 stop teaching their polls they say consigned themselves to history the new bush or r.t. paris. sunday evening the ninth of october here in moscow it's kevin zero in here with you tonight in about fifteen minutes looking ahead kate say with all the sport for including how sebastian vettel finished third in japan still managed to set a formula one record more than from a bit late to appear on r.t. from moscow.
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it was created to serve public interests to inform and to entertain.
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these days there's nothing easier than opening up a new media outlet but there is nothing harder than revoking its license in case of corruption on. one just. stand out on the airways in trouble. the problem is that if you can get involved in a community where you have one large corporation controlling the daily newspapers radio stations television stations the cable outlet you told me that that sounds like democracy public opinion versus f.c.c. broadcast blues on our chief. more news today. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing corporations are all day.
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you're watching around the world this is r t moscow and these are all top stories in our news review of the week the american spring spreads across the country with demonstrators demanding an end to social inequality and corporations abuse of power however the u.s. government is up in arms against the protesters despite of course washington support of revolution focusing. just last week the u.s. led war in afghanistan past ten years with victory over the taliban and the pullout of foreign troops a long way away from reality. police and demonstrators clash on the streets of athens. the country to make cuts or face collapse that's after greece admitted failing can reduce its deficit from the agreed level despite a relentlessness tariff drive. of the woman promoted by western media as a victim of bush.

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