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around the clock around the world this is live in moscow a global cry against corporate greed has risen up and almost a thousand cities worldwide people have taken and get to the streets saying their governments have been 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 and since gone global with joining in the demands for change in europe through hundreds of cities are taking part in the protests well now let's take a closer look at what's happening around the world with correspondents we've gotten . in new york and also a little later daniel bushell in brussels but first to you marina. of course new york is the birthplace of this movement in the month of rallies and demonstrations we're seeing clashes arrests and indeed several cases of police brutality so what's
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the situation there. is extremely crowded i'm standing here in zuccotti park where the occupy movement was born four weeks ago and i have to tell you this crowd is the largest that i've ever seen it there's barely any room to stand in this park right now where protesters have been camped out for weeks raising awareness of what they say of corporate greed they call corporate greed corporate influence on u.s. politics but there are probably about you know at least a thousand or two thousand people here but this is not the only place in new york city where. protesters are gathering about a mile away in washington square park a crowd of about a thousand people have gathered to gather. to reinforce. the occupy movement there was also a march that was taking place a few hours ago few hundred people walking to chase. withdrawing their od their
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bank accounts withdrawing their money and withdrawing their accounts there but all of this of course is leading up to a mass convergence that is planning to take place in times square thousands of people possibly tens of thousands of people are expected to show up so far as i mentioned things have been peaceful there is all large police presence in and around all over the city here and on wall street and all over all but so far we are not hearing any reports or see any reports of conflicts we did have a chance so to speak with. those that have turned out today they're calling themselves revolutionaries not protesters here's a little bit of what they have to say. people aren't getting what they deserve people are still struggling they work their full time jobs they work overtime and yet there's people who can't even you know
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hour a week to work. and i feel like that's a problem where everything is split student loans i have to pay i have to pay for my car i have to pay for my health insurance would pay for my ransom my food in my utilities and i'm not the only person there's all these people out here that feel the same exact way and they just want to be represented. so a bill that's just a little bit all the whites on thousands of people are talking about here on the streets they also are armed with facts they they approach journalists and say you know that the richest four hundred people in the us make more than the bottom half of the population living in the us and that's what this group is focusing on a huge just snap disparity between the rich and poor you know there's a feeling of victory among this crowd because they feel that this occupation movement has gone global but there's also a minute. dealing of frustration because they are fresh. air like to officials
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are leading this country by thanks very much indeed for that live update doing that well as well as maria paula in new york we also have daniel bushell in brussels alina glasgow madrid and also ivan bennett in london so much as in the u.s. peaceful now as you just heard from marina book one about europe well as i say all over but it is there in london and i know we saw huge public unrest just a few months ago there in the capital city how are things looking where you are at the moment today. was a worry that tempers could boil over a little bit earlier as police introduce a very strict cordon on the part of protesters were not allowed into the protest nor were they allowed to exit in a few arrests were made and at least three were made those that's according to the police twitter feed but since then the police presence has definitely dropped off there are there is still a number of police here but after that decrease and then the cordon has been
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relaxed the tempers has definitely relaxed too and the feeling amongst the protesters in the square behind me behind those police vans is is quite buoyant actually it's almost a carnival atmosphere that people are chanting they're playing drums and and singing and dancing even as well and at the moment some news reports are saying there's up to three thousand protesters there it's difficult to put a number on it certainly a thousand the gathered on the steps of the owners and paul's cathedral very nearby to the london stock exchange now talking to those protesters in terms of an out and out common sort of an end goal it seems to be slightly unfocused their protest but that's not really the point you see realize that talk to them the point here is for them to register their anger because that's the thing that's galvanizing everyone here the thousands of protesters are gathered here they're angry that their money taxpayers' money has continued to be spent to bail out banks they're angry that the people in charge of those banks. who they see is the architects or architects of
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the economic crisis are being rewarded with bonuses and they're angry that the the way the country is being run and and the phrases continuously being used today is that we are the ninety nine percent what that refers to is that they're the majority who make up this country yet that they do not have a say in how the country is run so they're saying it's now time to take back some power now i'm joined now to talk more about this by t. matthews who is a prominent anti cuts campaign team thanks very much for speaking to auntie now first of all what prompted this process and how is it organized well as part of a city by occupy wall street and the other occupations that we've seen in america and across the world and over see previous anger has been expressed by students and take us activist so that was the beginning the real emotional basis of it. and international day of action was called for the fifteenth and that seemed global spawn hundreds of events and actions taking place across the world today what is it exactly the you want and how are you going to figure that out i think you're right
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to say that it's a mixture of things we both want the politics to change so that's the way our fairs are run so we need to facilitate a space whereby the ninety nine percent can be heard we need to increase participation so the whole point of the demonstration is to make people feel empowered feel that they can have a say in the way decisions are made that's a basic fundamental right and need in society today and that's why we're starting with that process here clearly then once you've established that process and it's repeated hopefully as many places across the world in our own country then you will start to see the policy changes we really require and also are supported by the mass of people that means massive reforms to the banking system and to the cops program and. democratic reforms in this country how far even pared to go here i see people who set up tents they really going to camp out here i think so i mean people have been saying our people have been bringing food and drinking people are being green being generators power generators and statement. toilets all the things they
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need to sustain themselves because this is not just about today it's not flash in the pan this is about a permanent change the way society is run and people take it very seriously and are very angry but also very buoyant and as you say enthusiastic making that change and a very committed staying here present as possible in the weeks running up to this the mainstream media in britain i would say ridicule this move in a little bit do you think they retaken you seriously. i mean to me again it boils down to your point about the ninety nine percent to me that is the there that's the real constituency i worry about it's more about how we reach and bringing more people into the movement now what needs to happen is the mainstream media needs taken seriously or realise that we have the mass of poor of the population in this country around the world so for me the best thing the mainstream media can do that and yes take it seriously and so by again it goes back to the father i'm more worried about what the public think and i think that support us and because i spy. to matthew thanks very much distinct r.t.
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. so just going to hear people here you soon realise that people really do think they're going to effect some sort of change are they really digging their heels in people i've spoken to who set up tents they brought stoves even brought their kids here they're really prepared to go to whatever it is whatever measures it takes to to affect that change there is an issue of this being private property there is some concerns from the police that they will have to be moved on but people are prepared to go wherever they were they were they can to really have their voice heard either thanks very much indeed i am a ballot live there in london wolf and much of europe saying go has been focused on the political center and that is of course brussels and daniel bushell is there daniel on the politicians listening to all of us. who are protesters all turning up here in the central park of russel's of sorties initially refused a marxist saying there was no running water for them which was met with a lot of skepticism protesters thinking it was just an excuse but they have been given. permission now to camp here to create well they're calling an alternative
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whole event which serves the people not the financial elites of course the latest banking outrage here is one of belgium's leading lenders has been bailed out by the government it's an estimated cost to the taxpayer five thousand euros per person and meanwhile a c.e.o. was promised a six hundred thousand euro bonus last year for leading the bank to the brink of collapse thinks his headquarters here in brussels i think we can see pictures of this activist actually broke windows they sprayed slogans several were arrested vandalized the building of dexia bank now protesters are calling themselves nor those in ignorant of the economic crisis caused by bankers they say one of them is damien who is actually a risk did today that's what happened when you were arrested. well it was actually a very funny situation i was just walking past the doctor head coaches the police.
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try to start arresting three young people three youngsters who had paint on their hands. they were hurting that these people might have have been crazy to and so i was just put in a whole bunch of ten people who was arrested i'd have any paint on my hands but i guess it doesn't matter in a police state whether you really do vandalize or not what really mattered was to take as many protests as possible and then to intimidate them and make sure that they don't come back next time around the way that. i have come here today i was here a week ago i've been here for a week now i've come here because i think it's really important that someone does something about about the current situation it's more it's more than just protest against the the entire elite and system it's an active proactive position of taking part in a move. that is offering something better. right well i think i think very much
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can be achieved by this movement i think the scale of the movement is barely understood by most commands agers i mean when you see what's happening all around the world in india and in chile and so on i think clearly we have the potential to achieve something worldwide i think something worldwide that could be achieved one simple example would be restructuring the world financial system a reform of the i.m.f. first and foremost i think is one of our first objectives i think is a world kind of movement even though it's not movement it's clear that we do have ideological. brotherhood kinship you know geological terms in terms of wanting to put the powers really of the citizens as opposed to the hand of the representative because we don't believe that representatives really refers to is that kind of one of our slogans they don't represent one of the indignados there think you know the protest is peaceful at the moment but as the numbers grow the
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complainers to stay here all night they're pitching up camps so as the numbers grow we will bring you the latest news daniel thanks very much indeed daniel bushell there in brussels and now two and a nicolas go she is in madrid the capital of a country which has europe's worst unemployment and twenty one percent just how much momentum is there among activists and you know. well i have to say that it factors that i would say there in full force right now there is that tens of thousands of people on this on their own planted in seoul which is that's really the height of the standards kept i don't know if you can hear it right now but they're here and people are cheering and banging on the walls on the i the building here this is actually may seem like ivory has just said he said that in london it is sort of festive and that is exactly what we are feeling here right now in baghdad the protesters have brought out just. orchestra with them
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would have been fifth warming for the last hour and a half people have been singing songs even dancing for them it's not so much a demonstration of outrage at this point for them it's a celebration off the global community of people uniting the world over it to bring about change and that's what the posters that we have seen are talking about and that people here managed managed somehow to put together not just the home issues like you have said unemployment and outreach is the housing costs that those are not the only things that they're protesting against in fact we have seen some of libya and palestinian flags brought out there have been posters which say that capitalism is destroying those countries so as you as you can see people in spain have actually managed to put the recent political events along with the occupy movement along with the indignados movement and say does not look like they're going to go home any time soon i think we're in for a very interesting vigorous night of demonstrations right now it's very peaceful
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although just about a month ago demonstrators were dispersed by police but at this point it looks like out there are set out here to camp out to play music and to make their voices heard and in english go in madrid to the new bushel in brussels of a band in london and marina. thank you all for the moment. well as the occupy movement goes global let's try and track what's going on and where people in almost a thousand cities in eighty two countries from asia and the americas to africa and europe united in protests dozens were injured in the road as italian police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds protesters smashed shop windows torched calls on hold bottles as the demo against corporate greed and austerity measures turned violent the defense ministry building was also set ablaze plumes of smoke was seen brewing near the coliseum and other parts of the city center. in berlin police clashed with protesters. after they tried to break through security
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barriers surrounding the parliament they pulled fences away as police tried to restore order and crowds in athens raged against the bankers finances and politicians they accuse of ruining their economy and condemning millions to poverty and hardship testers have also taken to the streets of tokyo decrying big business and income inequality as well as directing their anger at nuclear power companies 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 excess. well throughout the day our correspondents in europe and the us will bring you the latest on the occupy together ready so do stay with us here on r.t. for our special coverage. rolling poverty in different. countries waiting for you as well cutting jobs and social spending people across the globe rise up against their government's economic policies follow the worldwide
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action against austerity live on our t.v. . to other news this hour after seven months of anti regime demonstrations and over three thousand killed in crackdowns the u.n. has warned that syria is heading for a full blown civil war 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 are 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 a call thick 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 it. means i see that there are a poor man's knowledge of positions we don't know who they are yet syria is under
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tight threat stance but we will not give up. position comes down be rational and go into a dialogue with the regime i was the government position and be more open minded. again we are in damascus 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 gang state think that these are just people who want to destabilize the country of course this is a position that 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 a sight to 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 that according to some activists and 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
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verify the exactly what happened in the city because people are very hesitant to talk together 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 program 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
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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. here in present dmitri medvedev has addressed his supporters telling them russia's course of modernization will continue he's preparing to take over as head of the ruling united russia party for december's parliamentary elections. in force. 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 out 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 admit from a vet if announced at the united party congress that he would not be running for
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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 yet i believe been realized to the full that's why i can frustrate the hopes of millions of people who brought me to power and you voted for me who pinned their hopes of change on me as well as those people who believed in the need for our country's modernization of our economies modernization and our societies modernization i 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 strategic line with me from the bed as its new leader aims to show that the country would want to reduce its direct presence in a quantum you would want to reduce. state or we should promote independent
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professionals to the board of directors of state owned companies. coming your way later in this our animal rights activists are all fired up that's over a fourth of ukraine is prepared to host the euro twenty twelve by throwing stray dogs into consideration. so that story still to come but first let's have a look at some of the headlines in brief from around the world financial leaders from the world's twenty richest nations met in paris to try and find. solution to the world's financial woes the delegates pledged to siphon cash into the i.m.f. to ensure it was able to bolster the flagging economies of the euro zone's most unstable countries he was supposed to fund coughing up more money as it already made about a third of the cost of bailing out struggling nations france's finance minister called for decisive measures to tackle the eurozone 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
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water cannons in the city center president saleh has been battling street demonstrations for months resisting sustained international calls for him to stand . here while fighting continues in libya as the fierce lengthy battle for the city of sirte drags on several people were also injured when gun far 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 and the government is still facing pockets of resistance across the country. iran supremum leader ayatollah ali khamenei lashed out at the united states for accusations that the iranian government was involved in an international assassination plot in the dress to supporters. american allegations a conspiracy against iran designed to isolate the country us president barack obama says the plot to kill saudi arabia's ambassador to washington is an example of the iranian government's pattern of dangerous and reckless behavior. ukraine is
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cleaning up ready to host next year's euro two thousand and twelve football tournament but that includes the burning of stray dogs in a mobile incinerator with locals claiming in some cases the defenseless animals a burned alive you may find some images in the next report disturbing. you atheist 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 wales 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
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bites from stray dogs and the spread of infection tens of thousands of stray animals roaming the streets of ukraine cities in this a chance cologne hundreds of residents are bitten by dogs every year the town's authorities planned the first shooting at a mills 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 tragically disappeared there. the enema lovers outcry had a massive response on the internet and online petition was signed by almost two hundred thousand people some of them suggesting you are twenty twelve should not be
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held in a country that is so cool to its creatures that it. 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 us to use his influence to stop this cruelty animal rights groups have been staging small protests against school two for three years but the multiplying number of those signing the petition now would alarm europeans food news governing body at first there had been strong doubts about ukraine's ability to host the championship some had even suggest that 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
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activists say they will continue putting pressure on the authorities both and. to have their voice heard. see reporting from here in ukraine. more stories eye catching video blogs and all there for you twenty four seven at r.t. dot com that's our website here's just some of what's online there at the moment preparing a military response to washington's planned missile defense system in europe which it sees as a threat to national security. also find out why one of the coldest and most inhospitable places in europe now extends a warm welcome to hundreds of immigrants from around the world. twenty four hours a day. stay with us for global coverage of the escalating occupy together protest happening right now all around the world we're live back in a moment. observe
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good have you with us this this is a. top stories now the protests against big business began in new york and now they've gone global as people in almost a thousand susan say a collective none of the culture of corporate control and rome italian police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds some two hundred thousand people a marching that now. the seven month revolt is divided syria as the regime supporting capital says it's ready to wait for reform in the small cities outside damascus want the president. any cranes attempts to spruce up its image ahead of its hosting of the euro two thousand and twelve football championships come under fire from animal rights groups accuse.


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