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around the clock around the world this is r t live in moscow good to have you with us this hour a global outcry against corporate greed has risen up in almost a thousand cities worldwide people have taken their anger to the streets saying their governments of being taken over by big business the occupy wall street movement began in new york quickly spreading across the u.s. to los angeles denver and washington among others it's since gone global with asia joining in the demands for change in europe to hundreds of cities are taking part in the protests and will now take a closer look at what's happening around the world with our correspondents and first i understand that we will be going to daniel bushell and he is in brussels. i'm sorry about that we will be now going to first to i have a bennett he's in london i ever there's obviously a high level of public discontent around the world what are people saying there in
london. well the mood of discontent is definitely spread to london it seems like it's here to stay the moment is around it's always hard to pull a number on it but it seems like it's around a thousand protesters gathered in the square behind me you can't quite see it from from here though because they're trapped in by police cordon are behind the line of police vans and sitting behind me the police have set up a cordon hemming the protesters in there but there's just been inside there speaking to some of the protesters and there's almost a carnival atmosphere going on there they saying it it. is finally their chance to have their say in the slogan they're putting on this protest today is is paid back and what they're referring to is what they're saying is the trillions of dollars that's been paid in bonuses to banking executives over the last few days few years was at the same time their money the taxpayers' money is being used to bail out these banks and so they're blaming the bankers who've got us in this situation they're saying somehow they're the ones being rewarded now they're also calling themselves the other ninety nine percent i.e.
the vast proportion of the public get the power at the moment is out of their control and they want to wrestle back some of that power and they say it's now their time to have their say no earlier i do have have a chance to speak to some of the protesters is what they had to say. here because the upper classes in england have completely decorated the lower classes they have made this banking crisis and we're still paying for it students i'm going to pay fifty six thousand pounds of my own university education in tuition fees the slogan that began on wall street we are the ninety nine percent echoes in britain as well because we know that the bankers and the bosses are getting bailed out by the government and we are being forced to pay the price for this is not just about the bankers this is about capitalism making coffee globally it doesn't happen overnight but it started. the police presence today
has been massive earlier they were employing a controversial tactic known as kettle ing whereby they seal off the protesters him the mean using a police cordon. they say is a method to just to defuse the situation to try and keep violence to a minimum however these protesters have been peaceful throughout it was never their intention to be violent and they say that tactic is a controversial one because it merely incites violence it prevents other protestors joining up now they have managed to join up an earlier actually julian assange print appearance here there are some other high profile protesters here in campaigners as well including billy bragg reportedly julian assange spoke to the to the press who are waiting there as he was prevented from joining up with the purchase because of this police cordon he lashed out of the bank saying that. the problem is these small minority of the rich of keeping a hiding assets from the population these claiming london as the biggest culprit and clearly a lot of other people share that same view this around
a thousand people protesting here outside along the london stock exchange. and they're setting up tents camps and they're saying they're willing to stay here for as long as it takes so clearly they're saying it's now time for there to have their say either thanks very much indeed for that live update from london correspondent i've been at there now the movement was born in new york a month ago marina portnoy has been following the protests since then. a lot has happened well it's certainly a lot has happened since yesterday and certainly i have a lot happened during the day yesterday celebrations over winning the right to camp near wall street clashes with police arrests so what's planned for today. well odd clearly does this movement is just game to enforce the people here in zuccotti park right now with me where i'm standing are feeling that they won their major victory yesterday their first major victory when. the city the mayor of new
york city michael bloomberg wanted to temporarily evacuate they clean their park thousands of people came down here in support of this occupy movement and the last minute the city retracted and said that these protesters can stay and they are staying they have stayed i have to say in the past four weeks we've been covering this movement this is the largest crowd i have seen das far people of all ages all races our religions coming down here with with with the same frustrations with the same support but it's not just limited to this crowd there are a few hundred protesters that marched down to chase bank a few hours ago some some protesters were moving their their money from the bank to take to withdraw their accounts others protesters protests taking place in other parts of the city but it's all leading up to a mass convergence that's being planned to take place in times square in a few hours and thousands r.p. of people are expected to watch the turnout in times square there's
a huge police presence right now around zuccotti park here in wall street and the new york civil liberties union says that legal observers will be walking with the protesters all day long to observe what is taking place and of course that moves being made because of all the clashes that have taken place weekend after weekend between police and the peaceful protesters but i've spoken to some people here today they say this is not they don't consider themselves protesters any longer they consider themselves revolutionaries they consider themselves the ones that catapulted a movement here in new york to one that has now spread all over the world people all over the world uniting with one same message and that's a message of equality they want the huge gap between the rich and poor to too narrow they want corporate influence over politics not just in the u.s. but all over the world and and this is the message they've been speaking. for several weeks now and it's
a message that has gone global. thanks very much indeed for their reporting from new york now in the u.s. people are angry at street corporate bottom in europe much of the anger has been centered on the company heart of the e.u. and daniel bush is in brussels daniel on the many sides of concern among the politicians and bureaucrats that. yes protesters have come here they are turning up at the central park in brussels from the european parliament building where they've march from they want to create here i know told it's of parliament what they call a people's parliament which doesn't serve the financial elite but so the all sorts is saying that they're actually banned protesters from camping here on the grounds that there is no running water available for them no protesters have been saying this skeptical that this is the real reason they just want an excuse to stop the real sorties or to stop them getting here and not the grouping here you know the reaction has also shocked from the european union itself officially when almost
about the significance of the protests a european commission official all said how does that concern us so disregarding their concerns and also people have been shocked that the e.u. employment commissioner joked the protesters should go to frankfurt the home of the european central bank instead of brussels the police reaction is also being called excess if you are right police on horseback told by a group of protesters who are actually avoided by a member of the european parliament to join him in the parliament here in brussels for discussions to discuss their concerns and we've been speaking to some of the protesters who have come from different cities. position should be for the people and not for the banks i think recent if we can start there should be a really good beginning we're a group of sending in students the need telling the differences we. need to feed again decision that. just. reach
a. bank. and leave that mysterious that could leave a little bit people rushing and we try to save the banks not the people that. know brussels is a focal point as the home of the european union people have been more ching here from very many countries in fact from a full respect. we can now cross from brussels to madrid no to go with protests protesters in spain campaigning since may . do people really believe their voices will finally be. well as a matter of fact it looks like they actually do believe that like you said people out here have been have been camping out on the streets of various cities not just in the capital madrid for months in fact when the movement first began the fifteen
m. movement which took its name from the fifteenth of may when the protests began in spain after their sturdy measures have been implemented people after that have been camping out here for several months i am and put the console which is essentially the heart of the status capital and people the protesters have actually set out camp here way and they were here for months trying to make their voices heard and those voices have been heard by some of the political parties in spain the politicians have been. have been talking about the issues which there was the protesters how brought up those issues of course the astaire it measures the lack of employment especially for for the young people in spain and the country has one it's has the highest youth unemployment rate in europe it's over forty five percent so those young and educated people are the ones who are taking to the streets in protest of what's happening in the world and some people world over have been saying that in fact the movement occupy wall street actually may have been inspired
by what has been happening in this space over the last couple of months and it wasn't just in one city that movement has. taken over several cities it has spread over to the neighboring portugal and as you have heard even to italy a country where knowledge not where the movement the protest movement hasn't really been so significant we haven't heard about it on the news until probably today when hundreds of thousands of people literally there have been reports that a hundred thousand people have turned. out to the streets of rome and the protest took of violent term you talk about talking talk about global revolution people have been throwing paper bombs and they have been violently dispersed by police from what we're hearing police have used water cannons tear gas gets to get protesters off the street but that hasn't been that easy because people have actually taken to the ministry of defense in the italian capital they have been attacking those there is shops and buildings financial institutions throwing rocks setting cars on fire so really it's looks like looks like sort of
a mini revolution in frome and that is just the beginning it looks like what is going to happen in the european countries we're still waiting for anything like that to happen in madrid we're hoping that things are going to be peaceful but it just now actually riot police vehicles have started to move in to. where protesters will be converging in about a couple hours and of course we'll bring you all pictures and all the information concerning the latest protest movements in europe as soon as we get them. in madrid. in new york and bennett in london thank you for the moment. well so as the occupy movement goes global let's try and track what's going on and where people in almost the fells and cities and eighty two countries from asia and the americas to africa and europe united in the protests in germany thousands marched through frankfurt to the headquarters of the european central bank one of those joint demonstrations in munich berlin. crowds in
athens ranged against the bankers finances and politicians a coups a ruling their economy and condemning millions to poverty chipped through grief in hong kong people gathered in the financial district around the buildings of multinational corporations protesters have also taken to the streets of tokyo decrying big business and income inequality as well as directed. taiwan's capital taipei also played host to an occupy movement many rallied outside the city's financial tower which they view as a symbol of corporate greed. well throughout the day our correspondents in europe and the us will bring you the latest on the occupy together stay with r.t. for special coverage. growing poverty and hunger. by the countries waiting for.
jobs and social. people across the globe rise up against their government's economic policies follow the worldwide action against austerity live. this is r.t. and live here in moscow fifteen minutes past the hour now let's check out some other news this hour after several months of demonstrations and over three thousand killed in crackdowns the u.n. has warned that syria is heading for a full blown civil war and with rumors of army defectors joining the opposition the gap between the two sides in the conflict appears to be widening as reports while people in the capital of calling for dialogue other parts of the country demanding an end to the rule of president assad. well here in the center of the syrian capital it is very quiet today it's a day off for most people but of course beneath that calmness the conflict in the country goes on between the government and its supporters and the opposition now what it one thing is clear though when we try to approach people here and bring up
the issue of the cost they could almost always turns into a heated debate a very emotional discussion depending on the stand that they take. you know when i see their opponents not all positions we don't know who they are yet syria is under attack for it but we will not give up. i was the opposition comes down be rational and go into dialogue with the regime i was the government position and be more open minded. but again we are going to mask the opinion we hear most here is that people are asking who is the opposition who is causing this instability and many of them bring up the words armed gangs day think that these are just people who want to destabilize the country of course this is a position of the government had taken from the very beginning of the conflict but it is a different story when you go outside of the capital we went to the city of understand it was inside the five days of fighting between security forces and anti-government protesters and we felt the tension there there were still a lot of armed forces according to of course again the government they said that
they were fighting against armed groups who were trying to create trouble for the locals there but according to some activists they are saying that these are not armed groups of these were peaceful protesters as well as army defectors with a strong army defecting defector contingent in all just on it's very difficult to verify the exactly what happened in the city because people are very hesitant to talk to get there are still a lot of military the army still in that city a but that is what's happening on the ground it's not very clear it's hard to get the truth on each matter but on the political level though president bashar al assad has said that he will set up a constitutional committee within the next couple of days to debate with the opposition various sides of the opposition on. constitutional reform. the dialogue should have a programme and a timeline we must clearly understand what kind of results we want to achieve now one of the sticking points of the constitutional reform is article eight which states that the ruling baath party is the leader of the state and the opposition
says that this matter even if a multi-party system is introduced without repealing this article it won't change anything but again that depends on the dialogue that both sides are going to have to take and both sides pro and anti governmental sides always say at the end of the day it's not what is said it's the sincerity of both sides in doing what they say they will do so it's down to the action in the next few months. reporting their present dmitri medvedev has addressed his supporters telling them russia's course of mobilization will continue he's preparing to take over as head of the ruling united russia party for december's parliamentary elections. was the. this meeting could be described as an informal gathering of the president with what he describes as his supporters and those ranged from musicians and bloggers to the hads of such companies as called representatives from oil and gas companies those who support change supports me this was the key message of the president and the change
according to dmitry medvedev is modernisation these informal meeting with journalists and interpret nurse was actually the first to have to admit from a vet if announced at the united party congress that he would not be running for a second presidential term so in a way it was the place and the time to cross the t.'s and dot the i's so why would a politician whose popularity ratings with the voters are still so high give up the country's top job. i don't want to underestimate my own potential which is not years i believe been realized to the full that's why i can't frustrate the fictional millions of people who brought me to power do voted for me. as well as those people who believed in the need for my country's modernization our economies modernization and our society's problems they should make you feel that i'm responsible for years and i've taken a decision to stay in politics to continue my work and the ruling party strategical on with me from the very as its new leader aims to show that the country would want
to reduce its direct presence in quantum you would want to reduce. state and promote independent professionals to the board of directors of state owned companies. coming your way later in this how animal rights activists are all followed up to reports that ukraine is preparing to host euro twenty twelve football by throwing stray dogs into mobile incinerator. but first let's have a quick look at some other headlines in brief from around the world in our world update this hour financial leaders from the world's twenty richest nations paris to try and find a fix for the wall. financial woes the delegates pledged to siphon cash to the i.m.f. to ensure it was able to bolster the flagging economies of the euro zone's most in stable countries the u.s. opposes the fund coughing up more money it's already met about a third of the cost of bailing out struggling nations as finance minister called for decisive measures to tackle the euro zone debt crisis. at
least nine demonstrators have been killed and dozens injured in violent protests across the yemeni capital sanaa security forces reportedly used live rounds tear gas and water cannons in the city center presents have been battered street demonstrations for months resisting sustained international for him to stand. there while fighting continues as the lengthy battle for the city of sirte drags on several people were also injured when gunfire broke out in tripoli for the first time since being taken by the national transitional council witnesses say the shooting began when a man was seen raising the green flag of gadhafi regime on a rooftop the new government is still facing pockets of resistance across the country. ukraine is cleaning up ready to host next year's euro twenty twelve football tournament but that includes the burning of stray dogs in a mobile an incinerator with locals claiming in some cases the defenses animals
burned alive you may find some images in a report disturbing. you a first president michel platini was all smiles while inspecting cleaves new stadium the ground of the you were twenty twelve football championships final match but a box of a much smaller size has been delighting the authorities in will ukraine several months ago a local t.v. in the town of capital reported a purchase over twenty thousand dollar mobile crematorium for destroying biological waste namely the dispensing of dead stray animals. we put this crime of tory among wheels and are now able to cull the large areas including neighboring towns we had many objections but they all come to nothing in our fight against bites from stray dogs and the spread of infection tens of thousands of stray animals roam the streets of ukraine cities in this a chance cologne hundreds of residents are bitten by dogs every year the towns of.
the first shooting animals dead and then destroyed their bodies in the morgue. but in reality it turned into gruesome killings sparking outrage among the animal protection societies. the locals believe that the dogs are still alive but we don't have any evidence of what poison is used to kill them so we cannot say for sure that the only official way of regulating the number of these animals is to sterilize rather than to kill them and we will stop demanding this happens in europe it proved efficient over the past few decades stray animals practically disappeared their. the enema lovers outcry had a massive response on the internet and the online petition was signed by almost two hundred thousand people some of them suggesting you are twenty twelve should not be held in a country that is so cool to its creatures. on the eve of their demands to cancel your two thousand and twelve is not unexpected as a rule letters from citizens don't work back in two thousand and ten animal
defenders addressed officials of mr platini who then as deputy prime minister kalashnikov to stop this outrage against animals it's been a year and we haven't seen any results so far and it has been a sustained campaign at getting you a force chief to use his influence to stop this cruelty animal rights groups have been staging small protests against school day for three years but the multiplying number of those signing the petition now would alarm european football's governing body at first there had been strong doubts about ukraine's ability to host the championship some had even suggested it be moved elsewhere now with all the new stadiums in airports springing up it seems there is no going back even with all the calls to deprive ukraine of the tournament but animal rights activists say they will continue putting pressure on the authorities both and. to have their voice heard. see reporting from kiev in ukraine.
more stories eye catching video blogs and analysis all there twenty four seven at. our website online all the time here's just some of what's there at the moment moscow is preparing a military response to washington's planned missile defense system in europe kid sees as a threat to national security. find out why one of the coldest and most places in europe now extends a welcome to hundreds of immigrants from around the world that's almost inflate it all to come. back to our top story is the u.s. based corporate occupy movement goes global the resident host took to the streets to new york's visitors what they think about the protests. as the occupy wall street movement sweeps the us what does the rest of the world think of it this week let's talk about that the banks are stronger than the
political people and this is not good thing it's the same situation in germany you think yes and many people are very. angry now it's paid to put the hard work in and actually earn something everyone wants to come out of university and land a top job on top dollar but it's not just about jobs it's about banks having too much political control is it just about being so or is it about corporate corporate is what i think it's about it's there's disparity but that's capitalism we want we all want capitalism we all want to mock receiving that but we also want we want to more social a society where we have equality you can have books there anything is is for all of mixed messages coming out because you've got so many things they're asking for get out of afghanistan do this through that i think really should keep to the financial side perhaps and like it more people on their side do you think something like this could happen in sweden people they're pretty complacent they've got
a good. do you think that americans became complacent and that kind of contributed to the problem. i can't speak for all americans i do know that i did see a movie it was a follow up to wall street i made some comment about he was quoted every said greed is good you know it's a way of life i think that's what's contributing factor to all the problems in the world no matter what people think of occupy wall street the bottom line is here in the u.s. the movement seems to have only just begun. and special coverage of the occupy together marches in europe and the u.s. continues a worldwide stay with us here on alt. sponsored by growing poverty and unemployment. figures by the country's wage and phone as well cutting jobs and social spending people across the globe loizeaux against
their government's economic policies follow the worldwide action against austerity knife one cartoon. twenty eight and its policy in moscow i'll be back with a recap our top stories for you in just a couple of minutes stay with us not here most. from the days of the manhattan project in one thousand forty two the university of
california has been involved through the science of its provision and scientists and their relationship to the versity you see since day one has been in charge of researching designing and testing nuclear weapons and to some extent producing weapons every single long nuclear weapon in surveys arsenal was designed by university of california but. we don't warm go. to the versity of california who was selected as the contract because the army needed scientists to leave their versity positions. a group of protesters interrupted a university of california border regions meeting to demand the schools sever ties with the nation's nuclear weapons program.
within twenty four hours a day this is a top stories now this out the protests against big business began in new york they've gone global as people in almost a thousand cities cite a collective no to the culture of corporate control in rome italian police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds two hundred thousand people of mulch and then. news the seven months long revolt has divided syria as the regime supporting capital says it's ready to wait for reforms while cities outside damascus want the president out. and ukraine's attempts to spruce up its image ahead of its posting of the euro twenty twelve football championships come under fire from animal rights group.