tv [untitled] October 16, 2011 3:00am-3:30am EDT
anti-corporate protests in new york face of fierce response from police as the manhattan standoff leads to more than seventy arrests. america's rallies inspire worldwide action scuffles break out in several european cities as people there a lot show who are bearing the brunt of cuts lot of banks continue to profit. ukraine's former prime minister bases in new charges soon after being sentenced to seventy years in prison for abusing her power when signing gas to the russia. was signs of change in the face of a civil war in syria's president promises of a new constitution as the number of killed in the drawn out conflict exceeds three
thousand. eleven am in moscow i met treasure bring you today's top stories in a look back at the week's news here on our t.v. thousands of people in hundreds of cities around the world have been venting their fury against what they say is the greed of the big banks and the debt management inflicted by their governments inspired by the occupy wall street movement in manhattan protests took hold in europe asia and around the u.s. some turning violent in new york there were dozens of arrests as police moved to contain the rally archies lucy kavanagh of has more from times square. i'm here in times square in new york city where this was the scene of a massive standoff by the occupy wall street protesters who are here on a peaceful demonstration trying to take their message nationwide as other cities
have joined in the protests now what we saw here over the past few hours was a massive stand up between the police and the protesters we saw all kinds of police officers out here riot police police on calgary we saw in fact new york city police counterterrorism unit officers which was very confusing for the crowd again this was a peaceful demonstration several thousand protesters have marched here when we came here down to a forty six street were essentially blocked off by the n.y.p.d. corralled in an area we weren't able to move for several hours i saw several protesters arrested reportedly by the police department there was approximately seventy arrests this evening three of them i witnessed right here on forty seven forty six and seven two protesters were sitting down peacefully the police had to handcuff them slam them to the ground sam their faces in the ground they were not moving not really resisting arrest so it's confusing why the actions were so severe so tough. the standoff between protesters and police but extremely tense when the
police officers shoveled out the barricades we were prevented from moving left or right we couldn't go up or down we couldn't meet up with the bigger march which is actually taking place on forty second street now while things have calmed down there were several arrests as i said earlier it's very unclear what will develop from now but the police again extremely tense extremely aggressive but the protesters at one point we saw a group of protesters reciting of the first amendment to the police and still still we were told to get out of here even though there was no place to actually go things have calmed down now but we will be on the ground reporting for our team from times square this is lucy happen though. it started in wall street spread it worldwide this weekend europe's major cities saw hundreds of thousands echo the protests against their government's austerity measures in a row riot police used tear gas and water cannons after
a violent protest high protesters hijack a peaceful demonstration smashing back windows and porch and called plumes of smoke or seen it below we near the coliseum in other parts of the city in britain police in london warded protesters efforts to set up camp outside the stock exchange several hundred activists heckled officers for preventing more people from joining the rally in berlin scuffles broke out outside the german bundestag when police removed demonstrators tents and food stalls. are correspondents are on top of developments in europe's hotspots you can find them online. the police have been trying to disperse the last few remaining hundred hogs called protesters these people who are on the streets of madrid today they believe that their voices are in fact being hard to watch are on the spot reports from european capitals by logging onto our website our team got. public theory over what's being thought of as corporate gluttony looks set to grow even further that means more violence may also
be likely. there is going to be some kind of martyrdom in the near future we are going to see violence or rather we did or do we already have the violence in this country with the police pepper spraying protesters with you know in a city major women and be you know but time to you know on here oh this is what the alternative media is showcasing right now again this is a revolution this is this is a change in psychology this is an evolution in human consciousness the people are waking up and we're demanding change this is no different from what we saw overseas in the middle east and northern africa the revolution has now come to the united states of america. earlier i spoke with an occupy wall street activist in the u.s. who tells us it's high time for changes in how major corporations are treated because she says people's patience is running out and what we're facing now in the united states is a critical situation a dangerous situation where corporations are truly running the country they're very
blatantly out politician friends and that's why we're out on the streets all over america to say no to this corruption and graft within the business community get on with it over into the political situation it's a creative time it's a time for people to really look closely at what the pressure points are on these politicians and on the corporation says as mama said you know he said some of the things they're doing is they're not illegal but they are immoral and that's really the the crux of it when you have these him or greedy pigs that are taking billions for their personal wealth and don't care when we have homeless all over the world that we have kids that don't have good education anymore that we have road center and we have to bring them paid separate i just keep sucking up more and more billions of dollars just for their pockets our correspondents are continuing to keep their eyes on how people are making their feelings felt around the world one of the latest tweets from artie's lucy capital of the new york says police have
given a deadline warning to hundreds of protesters camping out downtown that more arrests me evidence. which in years now the pain is not over for former ukrainian prime minister yulia timoshenko new charges were raised against her just two days after she was sentenced to seven years in prison for abusing of power and gas deals with russia her convictions through international condemnation from russia the un the us or he's alexei or she has more from you. judgment day for ukraine's democracy that was how some dubbed events in a key of court this week where former prime minister yulia timoshenko was awaiting the verdict over her alleged shady dealings in a gas deal with russia supporters took to the streets in her defense before being dispersed by the police. three months of nonstop protests surrounding the case culminated in the biggest reminder yet of the orange revolution and two thousand
and four uprising which made him a shango a household name. now as then there were tens of thousands in the streets and they could anger and even naked activists this group staging another topless demonstration against all sides in the dispute but the main drama was inside the court especially after the judges country herschel verdict what good has ruled that julia commission can is guilty under three six five part three of the criminal code of ukraine and sentences have to seven years imprisonment and the nice of the right to hope positions in government for three years just last year to a shank it was one of the most influential female politicians in the world but having lost her power and now her liberty to machine go was furious. with the retiring regime or its magic to stop me the trial showed the constitution and justice had been trampled underfoot i urge you to begin the struggle it's
a very difficult and important moment we have to protect ukraine against the authoritarian regime don't give up. the prosecution claimed she abused power while citing gas deals with russia in two thousand and nine the accusation has raised eyebrows in moscow which insists the contracts were completely legitimate but we cannot accept that the legitimate. contract which remains in force which was never legally challenged. could become the reason. for the good decision. to push the e.u. also dowsett president viktor yanukovych has assurances that the case had not been politicized and lashed out at ukraine's leadership experts say kiev now finds itself in a very difficult position to potential membership the european union is some years away and i think we shouldn't pretend otherwise but we too once the countries in
europe seems to know to get closer to europe not just in terms of membership in terms of european values like the rule of justice and this is clearly an extraordinary setback and i do think it is quite possible that the invitation for president yanukovych to come here on the transit will now be withdrawn another criminal case was launched against a machine called two days after the verdict was announced accusing her of shifting her own dinner to russia's defense ministry onto ukraine's budget fifteen years ago this only added to her image of a martyr a symbol of freedom supported by the masses and few doubt she would hesitate to capitalize on that status even if she has to wait seven years to do so just hours after the simmering tension in central kiev it is back to quiet and normal again it is unclear whether unity mustang cause space has been sealed as aspirants are now speculating that a presidential pardon is still a possibility but these protesters here i did tell him to stay here for at least
another week in any case let's see russia still party reporting from kiev in ukraine. say reported tempers ran high outside the corridors the judge read out the machine goes and he's documented what happened right in the third thick of the crowd is pictures online at facebook dot com slash our team news and we're footage of the angry response in here are your future. store in syria's slow move toward reform. has taken a step closer this week and president assad has started the process of drafting a new constitution within the next four months it's been one of the kid demands of the anti-war protests that have been raising since march inflamed more than three thousand lives and the way towards the country might be headed for a full blown civil war assad still seen enjoys huge backing with tens of thousands rally in support of the government in the syrian capital this week our concerns are so we spoke with people on both sides of the call from damascus. but
voices of support. and continuing dissent some and in deadly clashes polar opposites in their demands but in some way united by a newfound zeal to take a stand for here the family here in concert with the palace have gathered show their support for the government now remember that part of being which has been seeing in other cities a country where there have been reported lack of sleep because before setting the government protestation cooperate what they get are about where in this country the what they call the forces outside that's something that was the very basic yet everybody. her husband and young children one of many families a brave the heat enjoy the crowds of downtown damascus. 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 with mock me insane 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 watch news i never hear you know i never. i never had any interest in politics. i think most of us baby books watched news media articles and always fun i know i know and then you have the right background and other issues about your country because people. here there are those like the new i who sing 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 importing to
dissent catalyst 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 here to get better and no one would even know about it that has changed now that people are more politically aware and sane has been thrown in jail says he was tortured and finds himself constantly looking over his shoulder. i was detained for spreading the word on the violent crackdown in daraa but i feel like a coward if i didn't risk why a life while those on the streets are doing so asking for the regime to fall color staunchly opposed by those on the other side and if. we get together with. your political career you also see and activism among syrians are growing whatever side of the divide they're on people here see the future of their country is at stake but all are adamant that future is firmly
in their own hands. that's our cilia r.t. damascus. egypt also injured at outbreak of violence this week the worst since the february revolution that toppled president mubarak more than twenty people were killed hundreds injured as clashes erupted between coptic christians and security forces in cairo it began as a peaceful rally calling for justice over attacks on churches by muslim extremists well terry vehicles were seen charging for. the crowds plowing into people who starved of a los angeles state wayne christian protesters despite witnesses saying unconnected other makers instigated the violence middle east blogger carol shara says the package military rulers are state building the religious minority. this is a very cynical attempt by the de facto rulers of the country the military to portray a. minority of the population and religious minority as troublemakers when in fact
all they're doing are trying to seek some justice and overturn institutionalized discrimination that's the. residue from them time of war barak and his policies so this is absolutely cynical kind of the way it's covered by the military council and its media let's look at what the background that we're looking at is here in egypt because some people got carried away after mubarak stepped down and declared their evolution over in fact what we are facing is a popular uprising that was afforded aborted by a military coup leaving pretty much a political and security vacuum in place and that's the context for what's happening in egypt and all the kind of sides involved from the emerging secular parties to the more established parties through the military to the civil administration president administration don't seem to have enough authority to
control the emergency situation in egypt so that void within that vacuum anything is possible at the moment. stay with us here on r.t. still ahead the businessman behind bars victor boots already starts we hear opinion suggesting america's determination it outweighs the evidence meaning a fair hearing be unlikely plus. or trust you once gas rushes gazprom but leads its european offices europe or whether it's still being you fuel for action. but first russia and china's relations got a seven billion dollar boost this week and huge trade deals came during prime minister of putin's visit to beijing his first since declaring to run for president next year investment specialist francis one believes that strengthening their ties could pave the way for a new axis of global economic influence the u.s. and europe join to get this really taught me think global politics and i think that
china and russia can join to get to come to wait and not let them dictate the. world of course euro and you would not be happy and i don't think the brits will be a political power most probably be a economic power because india has. no really good corporate china their hand in is sent to asia china and russia came to sort of interest in political interests there and would not lead. to mt mistaking pulls from the sky distracts the business will be important for both countries. because action between china and russia goes deeper than only economic deals are few years and the next hour from a veteran observer who explain the country's long held cultural ties. the trial of
russian businessman and suspected arms dealer to be cured got underway in new york this week he is of trafficking weapons to terrorists and arrested in thailand three years ago before being extradited to the u.s. in two thousand and ten if the guilty boot could face life behind bars investigative journalist daniel estell and thinks america's determination means boot has little chance of a fair trial even though the evidence against him is things the united states government is going to a very very hard time proving moving tribute is guilty it is going to very difficult time making the label of merchant of that stick in a court of law and unfortunately for the united states government there is very little verifiable evidence they will be able to present and most of us here say most what he should say it's he said she said about things which no one has ever seen and this is something that again unfortunately the bull team representing him right now was not in the position to deal with because they're simply not up to scratch he's not going to get a fair trial he's in the united states be the evidence that you know how can we get
a fair trial well the united states government has done everything in their power to bring him to the united states up to two years in thailand and now they put him up on trial in the united states only to have women embarrass the united states i don't think is going to happen. for more out right now an analysis on the trouble still resonating through the arab world or t. dot com footage and video reports from the region. including a historic swap has a thousand palestinian prisoners held in israeli jails you to be freed in the coming days in exchange for one israeli soldier gilad schalit. plus president obama sends troops to central africa but there is concern that america's growing military presence globally could be turning into military pressure.
american officials are scrambling to clarify claims of what they call for terrorist plot by iran on tuesday america said it had been uncovered an iranian government plan to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the u.s. delegation is now headed toward russia china and turkey providing evidence to back up their claims tehran denies the accusations but washington says it's committed to holding the country accountable those within iran say the u.s. actually headed their way will go on the answer. the more pressure that the united states tries to impose on iran the iranians will push back as well the united states is being utterly dishonest iran has absolutely no motive to carry out such an operation if you run it hypothetically want to carry out this operation they could have done it in the middle east in an area where there are more high profile figures and where it could be carried out much easier why would you run want to create extra sensitivity with the united states so it's absolute nonsense and
obviously iran gains nothing from it the only people who do gain is the united states by distracting attention way away from its problems at home such as the economic hardship that people are facing its decline in the middle east it helps israel come out of isolation it helps the saudis root the saudi regime try to unite its people against some theoretical hypothetical foreign enemy. and later today on our team we document became the chase to capture and kill the world's most notorious drug lord. the longest big game hunting history. she was trying to staunch that date and. what sprung the traps they laid for him. on the radio with the surge blocks around the. always missing. one shot trying to take. the global
drug industry's godfather became the most want to trophy of the world's guarantee hunters. the great times on. the latest news block just when europe supplies of russian gas started warming up a chill set in with the e.u. regulators rating gas problems european offices moscow says it could be forced to review its energy cooperation with the e.u. which can prove a major setback in europe getting the fuel needs are his daniel bushell has more from brussels. this even still to be one reason behind the e.u. raids on gazprom offices at the beginning of october european energy giants electricity to france and b a s f said to join russia sell stream pipeline to europe and the said to be the small road for the bucco and e.u. banks rival their successive of. two thrown last month and the commission for
example it's a pet project the vocal puts why would the e.u. want these raids to spook russia a reliable supplier to green any contracts process must prove irregularities in its deals with gazprom to european subsidiaries and that seems unlikely nobody really believes that the e.u. has a strong case for proving their points we see this more as a measure to increase pressure on gazprom in russia the e.u. says it wants cheaper gas and more players on the market but this strategy may have one crucial flaw. i'm going they say sell our gas another company win against a europe that company must make a profit on the deal and that will immediately raise the price of the aig bonus pay analysts say the being influenced by several anti russian hardliners many of whom are upset about missing out on the opportunity to take part in big energy ventures is pushing the baltic nations which the north stream point one point for the sake
of russian gas straight to germany instead of complaining gas expose say they could have moved on the world with russia. with the way it is and how russian inertia will undermine their society politically and economically at the moment little one is pursuing a one day national policy that given the problems in the euro zone will leave it regretting it did not pursue a more constructive policy with russia for example signed a new deal with gazprom which will generate income and contribute to canonic stability emotions that are also running high among some european politicians who want to end their reliance on russian gas despite efforts by moscow to diversify routes. governments. seem to. be a thinkable in the. we fortunately in the.
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