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because. the syrian capital hosts a massive show support for president johnson with calls for him to be given more time to make the promise of reform the reality. angry as a corporate activists knock on the doors of some of america's richest ask a wave of demonstrations critical of washington's loyalty to big business sweeps nationwide. and how some believe that germany's move from nuclear power to renewable energy could save millions broke jobless left in the dark.
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this is coming to you live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program kansa thousands have come out in support of the embattled syrian president the biggest rally in the capital for months a shot alas it is still struggling to quell a nationwide uprising despite promises of reforms but his supporters say the government needs more time to push through change our he says are silly as more from the center of damascus. voices of support. and continuing dissent some ended in deadly clashes polar opposites in their demands but in some way united by a newfound zeal to understand we're going to separate their encounter with raul and have gathered their support for the government out there for years apart right from the images we've been seeing in other cities around the country where there have been reported crimes as well. if the current force of that is
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a government protestation however why do they get the matter where in this country was the force in that time was out. of the family for the night it was the. her husband and young children were one of many families who braved the heat and joy the crowds in downtown damascus was it's true that we knew nothing about politics before but now we take a stand even if i'm a sunni muslim i'm pro this president but. ever since most people started revealing their political stance openly some people would mock me and say since when do you know about politics what do you know there are divisions among family members some are pro a side some are anti but that's how it is. it appears that apathy is becoming less of an option for citizens of a nation now under intense international scrutiny i never watch news i never cared
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you know i never never had any interest in politics but. i think most of us read it books and watch the news with articles and always want to know what i don't think and then to have the right back round the issues about your country where you got the if there are those like the new i missing who are no strangers to contain a site and making it known he's long been voicing his discontent of what he calls a repressive regime and today facebook is one of his main tools in courting me to dissent coalition activism has evolved in syria for me i feel that my voice goes further now back then it started with stating an opinion but i'm going to jail it hitting it bad and no one would even know about it that his changed down that people are more politically aware hussein has been thrown in jail says he was tortured and finds himself constantly looking over his shoulder. i was due to. for
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spreading the word on the violent crackdown in daraa but i'd feel like a coward if i didn't wear one life while those on the streets are doing so asking for the regime to fall. call staunchly opposed by those on the other side if. we get. you to think. for political curiosity and activism among syrians are growing whatever side of the divide they're on people here see the future of their country is not stake but all are adamant that future is firmly in their own hands. r.t. damascus. and later in the program will be talking about the european way of tackling the death crisis exercising pressure of member states and regular aiding the banking sector are among the latest moves by the e.u. which experts say are doomed to failure. and cause make a hearing we buy you for tasting to check out what's big served up space.
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to the u.s. now or more people have that arrest of following the latest wave of public protest against excessive corporate influence in the country mass demonstrations have spread to several cities a month after the so-called occupy wall street movement first flared up and the big apple art historian for nial looks at how the protests continue to grow despite reports of police brutality and hundreds of arrests. a few hours ago i just came back from being down on wall street in the park where activists have been camping out in sleeping and demonstrating for weeks now and they see him as committed to this movement as they ever have been before if anything i think the arrests have inspired them to to fight harder and stronger for their for democracy what they say for democracy for fair treatment for balance quality for
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all americans because that's at the core of what their movement is about is among those principles that i just mentioned we did see many police officers every once in a while walk through the park where there were hundreds of demonstrators have been sleeping and they would walk through and anything down on trees that were any signs of anything there and some of the demonstrators saw that they've been trumpeted as possibly the police trying to provoke these demonstrators are very committed to not acting violently they want to demonstrate as peacefully as possible members of occupy wall street walked through. particularly down park avenue and they went door to door to the homes of the five wealthiest new york city residents and that includes the c.e.o. of news corp rupert murdoch and also the c.e.o. of j.p.
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morgan chase. these protesters who walking through the streets and standing outside of the buildings were cheering them on where they got to the whole jamie diamond there was a police barricade out there but they continued to demonstrate and the reason they were demonstrating and and going door to door to get to the wealthiest new yorkers holmes is because at the end of this year two percent to. six zero will expire meaning that two percent i was required for millionaires to pay. they want happy painting welcome twenty twelve and a lot of these new yorkers say that this is an indication of how the wealthiest americans reap the largest rewards and if they're paid if they're going to be paying that mandatory caps a lot less revenue is going to be coming to new york city and new york state and the ninety nine percent with the majority of those living here are going to suffer and they say that's just an indication of the richest always reaping the benefits and the rewards and the common american always you know suffering the consequences
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. of not reporting their public distrust towards the u.s. government's also growing according to the latest polls more than two thirds of americans now say they are unhappy with washington and as he's going to force the white house and congress are heavily influenced by equally unpopular powerful corporations. investing in politics has proved to be good business in america just a few million dollars in contributions and some lobbying can bring it company billions in bailout loan guarantees tax refunds another stimulus all of the expense of the average american taxpayer supposin the election system it's in the ongoing lobbying and service influence industry these are powerful powerful businesses their whole business model is around using influence to break the rules of the game in their favor so far u.s. corporations have been successful in ensuring that the loss introduced to regulate wall street after the financial meltdown of two thousand and eight don't function
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those measures were effectively scuppered by u.s. lawmakers the corporations were also successful in keeping their tax cuts intact and finding loopholes for getting billions of dollars in refunds the us government over one percent forty one percent by the one percent picture wakes itself passes rules that allows the banks to get be regulated it restricts our democracy three years after washington gave almost a trillion dollars of taxpayers' money to bail out corporate giants unemployment in the countries over nine percent the national debt is well past the tipping point and the congress is looking to cut essential social programs by her thousands of americans took to the streets to ask where is their bailout how can i live in purgatory there were some hundred nonviolent people there doesn't arrest a single one of these bankers or who came to work was this question just boggles
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the mind in the meantime goldman sachs one of the main architects of the current crisis is richer than ever it is announced seventeen billion dollars in bonuses alone for its staff when asked about the impunity enjoyed by the corporations president obama said a lot of that stuff wasn't necessarily illegal it was just. immoral and many agree it pretty much stays that way but not only do the lawmakers come under fire for accepting generous contributions from corporations and then acting to return the favor but the president himself was accused of bias and thrown is mona number of occasions one of the most recent scandals involves a solar energy company cylindrical which went bankrupt and cost taxpayers almost six hundred million dollars that's the amount that the government approved in loan guarantees despite receiving persistent warnings about the company's financial stability the deal was pushed through by a foundation which in turn was a major donor to president obama's election campaign since last year corporations
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have been allowed to funnel as much money as they want into political campaigns now they don't even have to disclose the amounts they spend their time trying to violations is very serious the new law effectively gives the corporations even more influence in washington leaving many americans in fear that their voice might no longer count what drew all these people onto the streets of washington and other cities in the us is the understanding that their government and their legislators represent the interests of the top one percent as they call them the very wealthy corporations that can afford influence in washington to skew the system in their favor. to any check on our team washington d.c. . rapper immortal technique has taken part in the occupy wall street movement says the u.s. government is too preoccupied with wars and promoting democracy in other nations so watch is full interview in around twenty minutes but here's a preview. would even look at this nation they see republicans completely in the
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hands of corporations democrats pandering to them nonstop we see them also involved now to the president as part of expanding wars expanding occupations not standing up for human rights you know being blind about several global issues that are important to be believed. as they reflect on our democracy what we do outside of america defines our democracy here. european banks should increase their reserves to withstand market turmoil and that's the new plan put forward by the head of the european commission to solve the debt crisis the move is designed to force banks to set aside more assets to save the system from collapse and the eurozone is pushing ahead with its own rescue plan for nations despite initially rejecting it slovakia has agreed to greenlight an expansion of the bailout fund the last member to do so the change of heart was the result of the pressure it was put under sas british national frosh.
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sixteen parliament stuff with career politicians have voted for it not sixteen countries because if you put this bailout package to a referendum across europe the vast majority of countries would say the baccy has said no last night but of course no isn't good enough no is not acceptable in the modern european union if you say no as the irish did a couple of years ago it was a slow backs did last night your mate to vote again until you get the right answer which gives you a true measure of what this project's really like i just read in this parliamentary chamber with mr barroso these people are absolutely intent on creating a united states of europe care how many millions of people probably unemployment strappy they don't care about the tide of human is misery that because they have got their political goals it basically goes they can only think of a need a couple a trillion to bail it out what is the point actually of bailing these countries are one of the bailouts all these bailouts helping the people in greece and portugal
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know what they're actually doing is they're giving money to these countries to give back to our banks who over the money in the first place i mean the whole thing is what these countries need who are trapped inside these economic prison for these they need to devalued without devaluation having austerity packages pushed a problem which is forcing them into a downward deflationary spiral which in my opinion in greece and possibly in portugal too could lead to revolution what we're doing is stupid and very very dangerous indeed. more news videos and the latest of these are waiting for the online right now i am ladies here and joan of arc the jailing of ukraine's former prime minister has sparked outrage on the streets of kiev now if lot of criticism from russia the u.s. and the e.u. to read more at r t dot com. you can also go to our youtube channel to watch foods of a cargo ship that hit a reef and started leaking oil and toxic materials off the coast of new zealand.
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news today borland says once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing corporations rule the day. germany's taking the lead in europe's hands to go green promises to give up nuclear power by twenty twenty two filling the gap with the renewable sources but it's not all positive an eco friendly future could well be one of blackouts disappearing industry and huge electricity costs artie's tom morton reports. germany has long had a strong green and team nuclear movement but it was one accident that finally
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turned the tide against nuclear power there. by twenty twenty two and the use of nuclear energy in germany so what now the green movement and its hopes for renewable energy have been given a huge boost renewables mostly wind turbines and photovoltaics better known as solar panels currently supply eighteen percent of germany's electricity indeed germany has big plans for green energy i mean to go from eighteen to eighty percent renewables after the nuclear switch off some say it's crazy to do it this way but others say second option is to say when somebody can make it happen it will be determined with a closer look at the rush out of nuclear reveals there's more hope riding on its renewal replacements the natural readiness that planned eighty percent will take forty years at least and with nuclear electricity disappearing in germany in eleven
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years that will leave a decades long energy gap. that's the view of energy expert claudia comfort who sees only one way to bridge the energy gap and it's not agreement we have new coal and gas fired power plants here in order not to have. germans have long been world leaders in their enthusiasm for a new about energy and their disdain for nuclear power now they've taken the leap of faith but it's far from when technologies like this will be able to take over or whether in fact germany will have to resort back to the fossil fuel way ironic seeing as the nuclear switch off was pushed by an anti emissions green lobby and it gets worse as any replacement power green or not will require billions of dollars of construction expense pushing up the cost of electricity that's not good in
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a country like germany with such a large industrial base energy and electricity prices in germany are pretty high compared to our competitors in europe now if they go further up then we think we'll lose competitiveness that could lead to major industries relocating production out of germany but perhaps the greatest problem facing renewable efforts comes from the same public back to nuclear shutdown in the first place it's easy to say you want renewables but already massive opposition is emerging to the massive power grid lines and infrastructure that will have to lead built all over the country except as i think it's a more concern as the greatest danger not economics and not to policy is support with an acceptance all of which could leave germany very far from its green dreams of a renewable energy system thomason r.t. . now let's take
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a look at some other stories from around the world there are unconfirmed reports from libya that one of water khadafi sons has been captured in syria some officials from the national transitional council say would have seen gadhafi is being held by fighters laying siege to the city and there is no official proof to confirm the claims yet but it seemed was a senior army officer as well as national security advisor this capture will be seen as a major victory for the d.c. . shooting rampage at a hair salon in a small city near los angeles has left eight people dead and ninth victim is in a critical condition police caught the suspect as he was trying to flee the scene finding several weapons on him the motive of the shooting remains unclear but there are reports the gunman was targeting his ex-wife. egypt's ruling military council has blamed christian religious leaders for sunday's violence which left twenty six dead general i've said the one already of protesters were peaceful but an armed crowd joined a group and began attacking soldiers officials deny troops opened fire with live
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ammunition or ran over them with armored vehicles insisting drivers were state of panic trying to escape. hurricane slammed into mexico's pacific leaving at least five people dad and causing widespread flooding in the region heavy rain triggered mudslides and winds flipped metal roofs off homes and broad downed power lines cars and buses were dragged along by fast flowing waters further south across the border guatemala extreme weather is claimed at least thirteen lives. for the adventurer spanning a long and lonely months in orbit mealtimes on the international space station are a highlight but in zero gravity as a challenge both for the diners and high tech chefs who have to plan the many on earth so arty send it all over along for a tasting. after traveling at phenomenal speed for two
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days cramped in the small space of a soyuz rocket cosmonauts arriving at the international space station going to be. a how do you eat in zero gravity. you have to be a bit more careful while eating than on earth every little piece of food that gets out of your crypt will float away and you won't be able to keep track of it. to make sure cosmonauts enjoy their lunch without worrying that a rogue morsel will disappear into the inner workings of some potentially life saving computer equipment the russian space agency designed the special table is what the deal is there are two heating compartments here and this area in between it's a trap. it works like a regular fact mclean and this is important because choking on a crumb is very risky in weightlessness it can have grave consequences. all the
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food in space has to be specially prepared here on earth that preparation doesn't come cheap cosmonauts need three thousand calories a day the same as an olympic sprinter and providing that cost over six hundred dollars a day with most missions lasting for six months each cosmonauts grocery bill comes in at a hefty one hundred ten thousand dollars per mission and at those prices it's no wonder that the people behind cosmic catering a proud of their product. as the chief designer of. twenty three years of experience in space crude industry i can probably say that russia's space food provides healthiest and slieve used in the most nutrition rich diet. even the most simple food requires special care and attention this tree in moscow produces stay spirit and the work which goes into making it ready for all of it is almost as high tech as the i assess itself. there is no mold in this bread no
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mold spores we've developed the recipe which stops mold growth the bread doesn't go bad for fifteen months thanks to the special recipe and technologies we use when baking it. even when it comes to something simple like bread there's still plenty of choice for your hungry cosmonaut. all in all we make five types of bread gingerbread white bread that's what i have here on the table now arrive bread with caraway grandma scales style and integrate those currently around one hundred sixty calling every options because a lot on the international space station including all of the taste from whole from soups to main courses and desserts and even the basics from salt and pepper good bread. pretty good. after a hard day's work on board the see it's nice to see that some of humanity's finest minds still have time to play with their food the book ok if. you
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really ready. yummy here. is make it three people coming. these are all of a party. so i have read this hour a rapper immoral technique gives us our wall street and there is a latest from the rugby world cup in sports for the admiralty a look at what's happening in business well the earliest. hello and a very warm welcome to your business update despite the rebels' roller coaster last month russian lenders have seen no hike in the conversion of ruble deposits into foreign currency on the other hand top lenders burbank managed to double new that's to over two billion dollars given the fact that oil prices are holding up very well above one hundred dollars per barrel given the fact that we're seeing signs of.
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stabilization in the global economy i think there is scope for the. lost ground and the remainder of the year. also we see that the policy of the central bank is more active and supportive so this is why i believe that there will is more likely to appreciate from the current level than we can. and the winner of this year. europe's ambition to cut dependence on russian natural gas is forcing it to look for alternative energy experts say that europe is sitting on eighteen trillion cubic meters of shale gas if developed it would reduce europe's reliance on imports it's worked in the us where almost a quarter of energy production comes from shale gas but that story isn't likely to be repeated so far. one should not forget certain united states you have kind of the basis of the industry which. hundreds and the thousands of training rigs
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invested in europe you may have maybe fifty of my clothes for the time being and to build up an industry was a hundred and more trading rich takes time so for the next ten years whatever as a resource basis it would take time to build up the respective trilling industry and all that for the next ten years the shale gas revolution you can only be a relative slow evolution in europe. let's have a look at the markets now world is trading in the red out american petroleum institute for put it that us gasoline demand fell the most in more than five years in china exports climbs the list since february not smart as inputs slowed by tweeters dropping of a half a dollar while branches trading at one hundred eleven dollars per barrel. and the asian markets are climbing tracking our big performance in the us and once the risk appetite is improving and big hopes that be yourself this is closer to
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a solution to this sovereign debt crisis. and finally in russia where the trading session has already started the r.t.s. m i six not both losing about point four percent at the start of trading peter weston from us on capital still sees chances for us is relatively tame. commodity prices have been firm and. so again looks like this relief rally can continue and we should probably expect to be led by again by banks and and materials as was the case yesterday. i would go say that in this market it doesn't take much to bring it back down again because you know yesterday we saw many sellers actually on on our floor although we know that someone was buying. but it doesn't look like we have a strong conviction for for the russian market as of yet. and finally pries growth in russia has tumbled this fast cost us almost zero inflation for the outstanding post soviet russia with annual inflation holding at four point seven percent
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