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this week's top stories here on r t the american spring spreads across the country with the u.s. government up in arms against the protesters despite washington support of revolutions over see. the u.s. led war in afghanistan enters its second decade with a victory over the taliban on the pulled out of foreign troops scarcely in sight also. something that about to. help but that's. not all and the tensions pretty biting police and demonstrators clash on the streets of athens after the i.m.f. celta may turn to the country cuts or collapse. the woman who western media reports. serious.
coming up and all of the american people right now are suffering because 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 it once you are it is 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 suddenly you can imagine a different world and you can read 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 protesters are giving voice to a more broad based frustration about our financial system works 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 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 to hear square you can volunteer believe our brothers and sisters all over the world be careful spring in greece and spain we can see that it did send a powerful message ordinary people are not going to stand for corporate greed anymore and that we're giving up 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 weighed in on the populist uprising actually i can understand this and the decision not to inject capital into the banks but to effectively relieve them of their bad assets give the banks. profits as they can sympathize with
the. grievances spearheaded so loud and large that means free media outlets have been left with no other choice but to cover the protests in a matter of weeks occupy wall street the only mobilized international expansion many believe this ongoing to become spawning point in the us were mass movement towards americans politicians didn't work for the majority of the people in the collective demanding democracy from the very leader that the most remote forgotten artsy new york. from a wall street executive richard esco says protest is supposed being driven by the 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 in 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 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 the 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 the clarion it's 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 to 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. well u.s. correspondent for the heart of events in lower manhattan for you keeping you
updated now the protests go what is the sycophant of treated that the official organizers of the rally tell her protests are now being held and what when a thousand cities for the action on our twitter feed are. also looking ahead full of god later in the program a look at how financial distress is also driving people on the streets of the greek capital these days to see crew witnessed in the week police violence in athens as anger among the thirty hit greeks reached boiling point. plus history fall victim to political correctness in france with fears the younger generation might lose its sense of national identity we look at what pages are being removed from textbooks and why. a fresh wave of violence a swept across syria this weekend with at least fourteen people killed in clashes between security forces and the government protesters some of the most severe scenes came with the funeral of a kurdish opposition leader in the northeast of the country and the syrian
authorities insist that their trial given armed terrorist groups only 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 so since mid march following those protests demanding present step down main time the media race throughout the regime forced many into a surprising in turn this last week as either bennett explained for article. she was hailed as the flower of syria a symbol of the suffering under president bush and brutal regime at least that's what much of the western media said after the apparent put tshering as zeinab. we have you pictures of what was done to zainab squats and they are simply too gruesome to air several western media outlets were quick to reports out holes in these 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 that's what i said 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 it labels fabrications by foreign media to serve western interests in stories like the vase that have been used to prop up calls from the us britain and france for un sanctions to be slapped on syria but their foundations are now looking shakier than ever this footage religiously shows an armed pro a sad civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels so perhaps not the peaceful opposition they're often made out to be by the west that only seems to look one way
this notion of you has is now part of the road a marker receipt regime is ridiculous they are jumping on that bandwagon is an opportunity to. create its deceptive appearance while at the same time there is supporting the dictatorships that are aligned with them and the united nations and it's 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 they may not be any oil this time but there's always an ulterior motive our partners in the u.n. security council do not rule out a replay of the libyan scenario although they said more than once the big clearly understood syria is very different to libya and russia will continue resisting a chance to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council that aim to overthrow political regimes the u.s. was not created for that. the vetoes of followed by 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. . if your advisor to syria's president assad told r.t. to come his authorities fully embrace russia and china's calls to end the bloodshed through dialogue. the majority of law that should have been cancelled are now adopted we work to amend the constitution is underway the problem is that some states fund and arm terrorist groups operating in our towns intelligence this makes ordinary people's lives very difficult and puts them in real danger to position of the western countries encourages these terrorist groups we share russia and china's view and it's impossible to move forward without trial mark the alternative is blood spilling civil war into religious conscience. what if you don't approach the full interview with. i can tell you is cover your wages for
the twenty minutes time tonight and also become both in the program to report on how the ongoing fighting in libya is affecting the lives of civilians there right now as revolutionary forces intensify their assault on graphics home town of sirte we are so exposed why the human cost of the so-called liberation is often going on notice for the media. as last week struggling european economies were dealt another blow by ratings agencies who downgraded italy and spain fears over the debt crosses were also intensified by the grade of several british and portuguese bags grace from biggest concern though with international creditors still not sure is doing enough to get another cash injection. void of the country's delivered an ultimatum ramp up the cuts or face total collapse that's after athens admitted failing to reduce the deficit to be agreed level despite the relentless austerity by the surf the nation's economy in tatters. through sort of first though the needs of the people taking second place the big bank the.
syntagma square once again very witnessed oakley clashes between rightly furious protest is. that. the right you know. and the pensions really been writing as the police moved in to clear the crowds and shocking things one point the police chasing protests as into the station many others hit kicks by they supposed to be keeping control of 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 in a prior is a forty three year old journalist who's reported from many conflicts but it was in his own country where he sustained his worst injury. i just remember thinking this is really happening produce i took shelter in an enclosure just horse and tried my and one policeman who i think was a commander in
a very rude we're taking pictures i told him i was a journalist but he gave an order and i heard one of the flash bangs thrown at me these are some of the pictures i took. the platy taken shelter amplify the sound of the flash bang causing almost table deafness injury which has caused his job. after the attack i won't call it an accident it was an attack my life's been like a small hell. investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slow a fabulous tells the countless cases both against heavy handed police tactics only to pull 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 both the police and the more extreme groups of protesters is causing serious concern with the government continuing to implement severe austerity measures in a bid to receive further cash pensions looks set to keep escalating. and
fast. to explain. from some of the present the impact of the financial crisis is being played out play by play on some tightness where there are now fears that the financial crisis turn into an economic recession could bring entire year is a not just the greek people to their knees thirty r.t. . the greek people are suffering because of mistakes made by politicians in athens only escape was outside the euro zone service member of the european parliament paul nuttall. basically the money is going to pay off their problem is they're not producing that there and it's it's unsustainable we should never have been allowed
to get into the order in the first place they brought so many rules their own rules to get greece in because this was all about politics it wasn't about economics and i feel very very small for the greek people the only way that the greek people who get back on their feet again is to come out of the order altogether and look it won't be the end of the world for greece argentina was the last major country for the poles in two thousand and one to two thousand and one and two thousand and six argentina's economy grew by sixty percent that is the answer to greece if you poll the polls that these people are being made to suffer because of ideological decisions that were taken many miles away in brussels ten years ago i'm from our side i'd say dot com let's see we've got lined up a few what i expected that seals the show to europe twenty four of opening ceremonies grain capital of product of additional revenues growth gatecrashed the high profile where they discover a page from the government give them a check. for you picking at checking out in style the creative coffin carpenter with grace's life by flying in the face of conventional food rules caps the works
of this african craftsman responsible on display in moscow later this month we've got some of preview pictures in my life it's interesting. this week the u.s. led war in afghanistan passed its ten year mark with nato troops still no closer to victory over the taliban a chorus of criticism of the occupation gets louder with the latest failure stand coming from a former german general who planned his nation's role in the operation a decade ago nato plans on a full withdrawal from the country by the end of twenty fourteen but it's just not like reports the evidence on the ground right now shows there's no rush to lean. if the united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan why is its largest base getting bigger with u.s. led forces overread to tell about it late two thousand and one plug of airfield was little more than a flight to correct runway since then a former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital has grown into a small city itself to over twenty five thousand full time personnel fleets of
military cargo aircraft and enough equals to cause traffic jams and expansion is no way aided by scores of contractors u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more bit more work after sending an extra thirty thousand troops after the simplest 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 and bases like this one are going to shrink in time so. at least there are plenty of home comforts for soldiers staying on for a tough you know long deployments you can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to fine jewelry enjoy a cappuccino and grab some takeout the new pizza hut franchise and if you're tired of working out of the gym you're free to go to the salon for a haircut and such 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 timely
but if you're always leaving the line of thought barricade that the right. model afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business both inside and outside the wire without by agreement of 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 and threat to those living inside multiplies no matter how high its most become everyone gets a close call you this can just get this what you put in personnel it's all into one tight spot get close it's going to destroy something or someone easy as it may be to forget at times this is still a war zone jason mcclurg in barbara for a. white house official suggested the cia and special forces could stay in afghanistan long after the troops have left according to brian becker to the probe pigs imes coalition there's no way the u.s. would abandon a region that's so strategically important if the us military were to leave
afghanistan altogether or if it were to leave iraq altogether those governments would become independent self-determination 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 that firmly afghanistan and the surrounding countries into an american spirit of it 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 for it's 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 and was growing in britain which has the second largest number of troops in afghanistan in london's trafalgar square big crowds from the decade of war with a defined get out now message a correspondent was there you can watch his reports about si dot com as well. this fighting for good after his hometown of sirte continues in libya where revolutionary forces claim they've seized the main base of the colonel's loyalists the convention center and the university for over two days now libya's interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet of the most important remaining stronghold of the ousted leader revolutionary forces claim they control most of the town that's been under siege for three weeks now but some street battles are still raging he was interim leaders say failure to take search is the only thing keeping them from formally declaring liberation and changing elections
times correspondent pepe escobar the while focusing on this objective the mainstream media of adoring high human cost. the only coverage that you see in western mainstream media corporate media is about the adventures of this so-called true revolutionary forces this is not a resolution this is a civil war which was a pep talk to. me took hours in the us so in terms of just civilian population searches acidic be there more than a hundred thousand in inserting. ten thousand left or twenty thousand there still most of the civilian population still there they were bombed by nato need to go in at least half of the city including what they said was cut off installations all across town this is the cluster vol the supremes responsibility to protect was theoretically the reason for nato so you made each area an intervention in
libya so if the good guys are being attacked by two other fish forces are to be up lax but if the bad guys are ensconced in seriously sure is hard to keep does not apply so in terms of a proper sit you know this beats anything else in the market. world views are brief you know the live event how to get a moment to soldiers have been killed and thirty others injured in riots in iraq and in cairo is the latest live picture you're going through from egyptian t.v. a number of military vehicles have been set on fire. there tonight as thousands of christians demonstrated against a recent attack on a church post revolution egypt there goes the transition of power that is still the minority christians accuse military rulers of failing to deal with growing hostility befall them towards them this as i said is the latest live pictures coming through from egypt tonight as we go on a story we will close our. parliamentary elections are underway in poland the
current prime minister donald tusk and his party is facing a tough challenge from forward chin ski voters relate to members of both the lower house and the senate the party that wins the most seats before when you government surveys before the elections indicated two screws favorite with the first exit polls expected in about an hour. on a lighter note well kind of a golf course near the city of brisbane australia is giving its members a new challenge to overcome killer sharks half a dozen creditors apparently were washed into the club lake from a nearby river when it flooded despite being stranded the sharks seem to be healthy nothing still there thriving somebody even breeding breeding we hear however the presence of the sharks hasn't scared off the gulf as they say it could publish. the popularity of the course. shots away from the case they go to retrieve those balls now the darker chapters of french history of being revised in the tent to avoid insulting the country's minority pupils opponents of the move say it's the latest
in a wave of political correctness that threatens to purge the country of its past and in doing so put out its future artie's europe correspondent daniel bushell explains . 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 parents and teachers and cool it's political correctness gone mad and it's all the bestseller on the band because of fronts of boylan's ahead. if we doing teach are a minority of the history of their adopted country they don't feel french we are already seeing riots in our streets the crusades the called in thought thing to muslims the thunking louis the fourteenth to imperial and. as the colonel gadhafi of his day focus is now on the previously little known king came kumu thought of
thirteenth century with africa. the purge even extends to reuters studied round the world including les miserables the author of victor hugo france is already breaking up things professor casale because it's young people have known since avoided city parents are concerned but we have the third even the worth pages of our history because you can't understand that what happens properly fixed 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 your to the needy will african mali inquire i studied it and what exactly is it contribution to world development. thousands signed a petition of the french revolution lessons were replaced by the african kingdom of more than once a poll which many say they've never heard of the ministry of education refused to
be interviewed but gave us this statement. which arranging the school curriculum to reflect globalization on a matter past 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 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 consign them selves to history then you will sure r.t. harris. so leaving when i thought tobi were moscow is kevin i am with you tonight in about fifty minutes time kate's going on the sunday night sport including news of a charity football match here in moscow with some of italy's fun his former players coming up here on out.