tv [untitled] October 13, 2011 3:00am-3:30am EDT
you know. what i don't want really happening to the global economy with my next concert no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars report. by. the syrian capital host a massive show of support for president assad with calls for him to be given more time to make a promise to reform areality. angry and say corporate activists knock on the doors of some of america's richest as a wave of demonstrations critical of washington's loyalty to big business gathers momentum nationwide. and how some believe that germany's move from nuclear power to renewable energy could see millions broke jobless still left in the dark. and in russia the markets have retreated as world dropped after the international energy agency reduces global demand for cars for twenty twelve business in twenty
minutes. this is actually coming to you live from moscow armory and josh welcome tens of thousands have come out in support of the embattled syrian president the biggest rally in the capital for months a shot that is still struggling to quell a nationwide uprising despite promises of reforms but his supporters say the government needs more time to push for change are these tests are still you has more from the center of damascus. but. of support was continuing dissent some fans of the deadly clashes polar opposites in their demands but in some way united by the newfound zeal to take a stand where the center of the spirit kept it was that gathered their support for
the government that is going to the far back a bit as we've been seeing in other cities around the country where there have been record it wasn't me because the force of it was a government approach i wish however what i think it was about where in this country political discourse is sometimes was kept up because that was the very basis yet everybody. her husband and children were one of many families who braved the heat and joy the crowds in downtown damascus for god 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. 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 the nation now under intense international scrutiny i never watched news i never cared you know i never never had any interest in politics but. i think most of us read it books we watch the news media articles you know based on the run up to that and then you have the right background but the issues about your country you can think of them are. you there are those like you who are using who are no strangers to picking a side 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 coordinating dissent. coalition activism has evolved in syria for me i feel that my voice goes further down back then it started with stating it opinion was going to jail. and no one would even know about it that has changed now that people are more politically aware the same has been thrown in jail says he was tortured and finds
himself constantly looking over his shoulder i knew i was detained for spreading the word on the violent crackdown in daraa but i feel like a coward if i didn't wear square life while those on the streets are doing so asking for the regime to fall the call is staunchly opposed by those on the other side if. we get to the. right. what political can also be and activism among syrians are growing whatever side of the divide there are people here see the future of their country is at stake but all are adamant that future is firmly in their own hands. r.t. damascus still halfway this hour here on our t.v. european way of tackling the death crisis exercise pressure on member states and regulating the banking sector are among the latest moves by the e.u.
which experts say are doomed to failure. and cosmic catering we invite you for a tasting to check out what's being served up in space. but if you later in the program before that though let's go to the u.s. where more people have been arrested following the latest wave of public protest against excessive corporate influence in the country mass demonstrations have spread to dozens of cities a month after the so-called occupy wall street movement first flared up in the big apple art historian of art now looks have 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 a 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 who are for their for democracy what they say for democracy for fair treatment or for balance to be quality for 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 at every once in awhile 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 interpreted it as possibly the police trying to provoke them but these demonstrators are very committed to not acting violently they want to demonstrate as peacefully as possible the numbers of occupy wall street walked through manhattan particularly down park avenue and they went 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. morgan chase diamond these protesters are walking through the streets and standing outside of the buildings were cheering them on when they got to the hole 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 the wealthiest new yorkers holmes is because at the end of this year two percent millionaire tax expire meaning the two percent that was required for millionaires to pay. they won't have to pay anymore complain and 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 paying if they're going to be paying that mandatory tax 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 of work now reporting their public distrust towards the u.s. government is also growing according to the latest polls more than two thirds of americans now say they're unhappy with washington and as if he's going to force the white house and congress are havel influenced by equally unpopular of 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 your company billions in bailout loan guarantees tax refunds another stimulus all of the expense of the every american taxpayer both in the election system it's in the ongoing lobbying in service to 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 go in function 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 government of the one percent for the one percent by the one percent are perpetuating some of the passions rules that allows the banks to get. it restricts our democracy three years after washington gave almost a trillion dollars of taxpayers' money to bail out corporate giants unemployment in the country is over nine percent the national debt is well past the tipping point and the congress is looking to cut essential social programs. thousands of americans to the streets to ask where is their bailout and how kerry mother country
there were some hundred nonviolent people and those arrested a single one of these bankers are looking for work because this course is just because it was not mine in the meantime goldman sachs one of the main architects of the current crisis is richer than ever it has 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 cronyism on a number of occasions one of the most recent scandals involves a solar energy company cylindrica 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 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 upcoming trial their 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 or drop all these people onto the streets of washington and other cities in the u.s. 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. going to check on our team washington d.c. . grab her immortal technique has taken part in the occupy wall street movement
says that u.s. government is too preoccupied with war isn't promoting democracy in other nations so watch is full interview next hour but here's a preview. when people look at this nation they see republicans completely in the hands of corporations democrats pandering to them nonstop we see them also involved now to the president as part of expanding was expanding occupations not standing up for human rights you know being blind about several global issues that are important to people here because they reflect on our democracy what we do outside of america defines our democracy here. european bank should increase their reserves to withstand market turmoil and that's 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 of the euro zone is pushing ahead with its own rescue plan for
member states soccer has become the last country to greenlight an expansion of the bailout fund despite initially rejecting it the change of heart was the result of the pressure it was put under says british m.p. nigel frosh. sixteen parliaments stuffed with career politicians of 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 says the back you said no last night but of course no isn't good enough no is unacceptable in the modern european union if you say no as the irish did a couple of years ago it was a slow back stood last night your made to vote again until you get the right also which gives you a true measure of what these projects really like i just read in this parliamentary chamber with mr barroso these people are absolutely intent on creating a united states of europe they don't care how many millions of people totally out of what it's crappy they don't care about the tide of human is misery that because
they have got their political goals because really goes they can the big need a couple of trillion to bail it out what is the point actually of bailing these countries or one of the bailouts all these. that's helping the people in greece and portugal automotive the know what they're actually doing is they giving money to these countries to give back to our banks who will lend the money in the first place i mean the whole thing is what we as countries meet who are trapped inside this economic prison for the euro is that you need to do you value without devaluation having austerity packages pushed the 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 latest updates are waiting for the online right now i am lady turned joan of arc the jailing of ukraine's former prime minister has sparked outrage on the streets of kiev and off lot of criticism from
russia the u.s. and the e.u. read more at our t.v. dot com. and also go to our you tube channel to watch footage of a cargo ship to hit a reef and started leaking oil toxic materials off the coast of new zealand. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images and seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule today. germany is taking the lead in europe's hands to go green and promises to give up nuclear power by twenty twenty two filling the gap with a renewable sources but it's not all positive that eco friendly future could well be one of blackouts disappearing industry and huge electricity costs are just on
barton reports. germany has long has strong green anti new clear movement but it was one accident that finally 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 renewable zz 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 was a terminal but a closer look at the rush out of nuclear reveals there's more hope of riding on its
for nubile replacements the natural readiness that planned eighty percent will take forty years at least and with nuclear electricity disappearing in germany in eleven years that will leave a decades long energy gap and that's the view of energy expert claudia came for it who sees only one way to bridge the energy gap and it's not green we have new all and there's fire departments here in order not to have those kind of 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 certain when technologies like this will be able to take over or whether in fact germany will have to resort back to the fossil fuel wage ironic seeing as the nuclear switch off was pushed by an anti emissions green lovely 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 a country like germany with such a large industrial base energy and electricity prices in germany are. competitors in europe know if they go for the rock then we think we competitive knows that could lead to major industries relocating production out of germany but perhaps the greatest problem facing new comes from the same public back to nuclear shutdown in the first place it's easy to say you want renewables what already massive opposition is emerging to the massive power grid lines and infrastructure that will have to be built all over the country public acceptance i think it's a more concerns a growth in stranger comics not. all of
which could leave germany very far from its green dreams of a renewable energy system. r t. let's now take a look at some other stories from around the world and there are unconfirmed reports from libya why of one market out the science has been captured in the city of syria some officials from their transitional council say not to seem khadafi was taken to benghazi for questioning and there is no official proof to confirm the claims here what to see it was a senior army officer as well as national security advisor and his capture would be seen as a major victory for the empty seat. a shooting rampage at a hair salon in a small scene 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 are here the motive of the shooting remains unclear but there are reports the gunman was targeting his ex-wife. it hits ruling military
council has blamed christian religious leaders for sunday's violence which left twenty six their general out of them are said a minority of protesters were peaceful but an armed crowd joined a group and began attacking soldiers officials deny troops opened fire with why ammunition or bread over with armored vehicles insisting drivers were in state of panic and trying to use. all radiation hotspots have been detected in the japanese cities of tokyo and yokohama the levels are actually higher than in some areas that were evacuated around the crippled fukushima nuclear plant scientists say the radiation possesses the no danger to health but war checks are being made the discovery comes seven months after an earthquake and tsunami brought fukushima close to a nuclear meltdown. for the adventurous spanning a long and lonely months in orbit mealtimes on the international space station are
a highlight but in zero gravity is a challenge both for the diners and the high tech chefs have to plan to many on earth so are people all over along for tasting. after traveling at phenomenal speed for two days cramped in the small space of a so you rocket cosmonauts arriving at the international space station going to be. there how do you eat and zero gravity. well you have to be a bit more careful than down here on earth every little piece of food the gets out of your group will float away and you will not be able to keep track of it to make sure cosmonauts enjoy their lunch without worrying that the rogue morsel will disappear into the inner workings of some potentially lifesaving computer equipment the russian space agency designed this national table. with with the others there are two heating compartments here and this area in between is a trap for crohn's it works like
a regular vacuum cleaner is important because choking on a crumb is very risky in zero gravity it can have a real consequences. all the food eaten in space has to be specially prepared here on earth and that preparation doesn't come cheap cosmonauts need three thousand calories a day and the same isn't a lympics printer and providing that cost over six hundred dollars a day with most emissions lasting for six months each cosmonauts grocery bill comes in a hefty one hundred ten thousand dollars per mission and those prices it's no wonder that the people behind cosmic catering a proud of their product. as the chief designer to twenty three years of experience in the space food industry i can probably say that russia's space food provides health used. and the most nutrition rich guy at cosmo. even the most simple food requires special care and attention three in moscow produces space
spirit and the work which goes into making it really for all but it is almost as high tech as the i assess itself. there is no mold in this bread no mold spores we've developed a recipe which stops mold growth and 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 bridge there's still plenty of choice for your hungry cosmonaut. all know we make five types of bread gingerbread white bread that's what i have here on the table now right bread with caraway bread masco style and of bread those currently around one hundred sixty call options because north on board 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 good bread.
pretty good after a hard day's work on board it's nice to see that some of humanity's finest minds still have time to play with their food. ok i've got a yellow one for you good color nice and bright you ready ready. yummy here a couple more this make you three keep them coming. these are all over artsy. but later in the program the kaiser reports our economics and finance show on a mission to expose that care green for the ad go what's it like what's happening in the world of business. oh and a very warm welcome to the business update despite the evils rollercoaster last night of russian lenders have seen no hike in the conversion of deposits into foreign currency on the other hand lenders burbank managed to double new deposits 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 better stabilization in the global economy i think there is scope for the ruble to . the lost ground in the remainder of the year. also we see that the policy of the central bank is more active in supporting the so this is why i believe that the real goal is more likely to appreciate from the current level than we can. and the remainder of this year. russian diamond produce all right so it's considering growing its business by overseas it was issuance the cornerstone day reports the firm's consultants capital i encourage ing it to purchase canada's mines the company calls for three percent of global diamond production and is the p.
diamond assets of beachhead billiton the angles trial in mining major controls eighty percent of all roles as potential acquisition target it's not yet known whether beach prevention would agree to sell the mine but the should be capital says the price could be as much as one in the whole bit and all those. have a look at the markets now or illustrating of the rad after the american petroleum institute reported q as gals when demand fell the most in more than five years in china exports climbed least since february last month as it was slowed last light switches dropping over half a dollar while branch is trading at one hundred and eleven dollars a barrel. on the asian markets are climbing trucking formals in the u.s. and europe in bond wednesday risk appetite is improving amid hopes that the eurozone is closer to a solution to its sovereign debt crisis. but in europe stopped so forming in early trade germany's dax has dropped nearly half of the central sargon and the
lead in the trees and london still see as well goodbye point two percent. and in russia the markets generally lower as oil dropped after the international energy agency reduced its global demand forecast for twenty twelfth the r.c.s. is inching lower by point four percent under my six is flat but some have a look at some of the individual moves in the minds of the decline on the indexes led by neville that is still the company's shares are down two and a half percent the country's biggest oil producer also have to shedding more than one percent drug to christen for a first rise make it will clearly is losing two percent off into western problems on capital still sees chances for gases relative. commodity prices have been ferment. so again it looks like this relief rally can continue and we should probably expect that to be led by again by banks and materials as was the case yesterday. i would though say that in this market it doesn't take much to bring it
back down again because you know yesterday we saw mainly sellers actually on on our on our floor although we know that some of those buying. but it doesn't look like we have a strong conviction for for the russian market as of yet. that's all we have time for now another business update unless someone else or you so just stay with us for that. if. you.