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on the good. video on demand on. our a sense feeds now in the palm of your. machine on the dot com. at least twenty five thousand people take the moscow streets protesting the results of last sunday's parliamentary vote that gave the ruling united russia party the majority of seats. the biggest protests in moscow for nearly two decades ramp up without incident with protesters praising police for restraint join me and you are now in central moscow for more details and dreams of a unified europe in doubt as the u.k. rejects a new deal to save the euro currency leaving the other twenty six member states to settle a plan among themselves. seeking
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a solution gazans flee war torn palestine seeking better opportunities in libya despite the country still facing a turbulent future. for am in moscow i met treasurer good to have you with us here on r t our top story tens of thousands took to the streets across moscow protesting the results of sunday's parliamentary election opposition groups and those angered by the outcome of the vote gathered for an authorized demonstration in the russian capital similar rallies held across the country the biggest protest seen in russia since the turbulent ninety's artes and he said now has the details from central moscow. moscow's biggest protest in some two decades took place without incident very peaceful and in fact protesters are praising police restraint of course there was a lot of security the ministry of interior has put the number at some twenty five
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thousand people at its highest point throughout the day some of the opposition speakers today claiming there was hundreds of hundred or one hundred fifty thousand people here clearly that's not the case earlier in the day some protesters did meet at revolution square which was what organizers wanted the original location to be there was no permit for that but a lot of those thousands did peacefully make their way to below to my square which is where the protest took place and moscow wasn't the only city which saw protests they began out east in vladivostok took place across central russia and in st petersburg as well there came out we do know that there were minor scuffles with police and that there were ten arrests but here in moscow that was certainly not the case very peaceful and it seems a lot of the organizers are very happy with that in terms of these protests they of course began and they're calling for free and fair elections on monday when it was clear what the results were that happened on tuesday as well there were several
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arrests this of course has been the biggest and from the government what we heard was from the president from the prime minister that people of course have the right to come out and voice their opinions and make demands if it stays out within the law what we heard in terms of what we heard was a little harder criticism from prime minister of a dimmer putin about outside comments about russia's election specifically speaking about secretary of state hillary clinton and her comments that elections in russia were neither free or fair and some interesting developments have come out which really do back up the prime minister's statements our goalless which is an organization that monitored some of this election. e-mails came out from life news and it you can go on to their web site and actually see some of these communications that happen. between the u.s. state department and goal is to observe this election and there you have some of the observers asking how much they would be paid for each violation that they found with that said the central election committee did say that there were minor
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violations they did up hold the outcome of the vote but did say that they would launch some kind of investigation but you clearly have back and forth between the west and russia about these elections prime minister vladimir putin has made it very clear that he believes that certainly the secretary of state has stepped over a line and you also have the media covering it in very different ways we saw fox news showing videos of athens greece which of course has had protests all year long maybe more entertaining certainly painting a better picture of chaos but most certainly not moscow as you can see clearly the greek alphabet and palm trees in those shots you had c.n.n. showing pictures of a nationalist rally which took place a year ago they to be fair did later file a correction on that but a very different picture painted by western media as to what was happening in moscow this week it certainly wasn't chaotic and this was the first day that we saw tens of thousands of people come out onto the streets in terms of the opposition and there was leaders who was organizing these protests well there are
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a lot of different faces some of them not even connected to political parties but those that are most well known are probably bodies themselves who has been in russian politics for years he was a former deputy prime minister and he openly is known to be supported by washington's national in downman for democracy and he was at these protests today he was detained actually earlier this week and another i think it's fair to say up and coming star is alexei love on a he is a blogger very well known here in russia not so much in the west he was detained and will say detained for fifteen days so he didn't come to this rally a lot of his supporters were here what you don't hear a lot about him is about his nationalist mind you hear a lot about his anti-corruption work but you don't hear about his speeches about russia's for russia and so on but if you lou. the bit closer you can see in some of his speeches that he made earlier this week at protests there were some statements that could easily be clear be classified as hate speech one of his quotes was i
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will cut their throats so really some of the people that came out today don't necessarily associate themselves with a political party they came out for free and fair elections but a lot of different parties here today and a lot of different faces of opposition reporting from moscow and he's now a. russia's electoral results have been criticized by washington with prime minister putin calling on western governments not to interfere with the country's internal affairs meanwhile the head of the state duma foreign affairs committee constantine cosa jobs says slamming russia is in the u.s. political interests. i was very much surprised to see the recent comments by hillary clinton and these comments. very much out of the framework which was drafted in the preliminary conclusion by parliamentary assembly and all we see in the parliamentary assembly of the council of europe which was issued the next day after the elections the conclusions are not fair and they believe that
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these conclusions by hillary clinton are not free from the political interests of the united states of america because the united states of america are in a competition with russia on very many important issues and this is great that if and when you can create additional problems for your interlocutor for your partner at the negotiation table then it may be easier for you to reach your own goals so for me the statement by hillary clinton some other statements by by the european union by nato by other representatives in the west is just a part of the game this is not about democracy in russia this is not about elections in russia this is about jus policy this is about making russia a little bit weaker and more in order to make yourself a little bit stronger and this is absolutely unacceptable. dot com for more analysis and insight on the story and there you'll find something else
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on the go. video on demand. mind. and feeds now in the palm of your. questions on the dot com. the idea of a united europe has taken a hard hit from the u.k. britain's decided against and joining a new e.u. pact and it tackling the eurozone debt crisis leaving the other twenty six member states to fend for themselves prime minister cameron blocked the deal saying he was protecting his country's financial interests and sovereignty now instead of a pen european act sanctions and budget rules why have to be agreed upon between individual governments hungary also originally said no to a new treaty but since changed its mind two other states are planning to hold consultations with their national parliaments on the matter the new plan can take months to finalize and referenda could be required in countries such as ireland
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german chancellor angela merkel called the treaty a breakthrough but some remain skeptical that it is the solution to the crisis economics professor aureole clamorous says the deal doesn't address the immediate needs of hard hit countries like greece is short of it does look disaster. it's just you need the euro is shooting in your. heart that's really the message i'm getting from the stock that there's folks that look to the street that is not going along which is you know why don't you get the sense of this issue to me. because i don't see this illusion. figured out there. in this summit. going to help europe agree you take through each three countries who meet each route that do not agree don't know sure whom we need to own the
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country should make much of it but just months. almost two to meet you must be still and having to deal with the problems of greece. what you call either of those and also it's really. not being addressed. al qaeda colombia's fark rebels and the occupy london movement activists in london are angered at a police document listing them among us stablish terror networks although the authorities later admitted the comparison was a little over the top and left occupiers questioning why their peaceful protest is being branded as a crime artie's over better or ports tense dreadlocks even didgeridoos but all the occupy london protesters really terrorists the city's police force seems to think so it sent a letter to banks and businesses in the financial district warning of the terror threat posed by occupy activists it puts them in the same bracket as al qaeda want
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to say to anybody who believes it to come come here and have a look for themselves and see that we are totally peaceful protests it's preposterous to say that the backlash of criticisms force the police to admit its wording was too strong but it stands by its warning to big businesses to remain vigilant issuing this statement we've seen crime linked to protests in recent weeks to be around groups entering office buildings and with that in mind we continue to brief key trusted partners on activity linked to protests this is the building in question occupies so called bank of ideas activists moved in here nearly three weeks ago it had been empty for months the apparent terrorists now use it for meetings and lectures on how to solve the current crisis they can even count celebrity backers and politicians once they get guests i think a huge number of people want to see a different kind of economic system that's what people here stand for and i want to come and lend solidarity to that the u.k. is complicated laws on squatting mean the owners still haven't been able to pick
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their new uninvited tenants since the building wasn't in use the activists don't see why they should leave is a fair point private property. is it fair that there's nearly a million buildings empty out there in the u.k. and people freeze to death every winter i would counter that with so far this is the only building process to have occupied it belong c.b.s. it was empty before it was taken over as the swiss banks the conviction would have for this building beefing up security at its main offices just across the street as they fear the protesters could spread both u.b.s. and the financial services authority griffy used to comment but they clearly heeding police advice security is tight in the money district. a small group of people recently stormed the offices of a mining company during a national strike they claim to be part of the occupy movement those here though deny any links but that hasn't stopped police tarring them with the same brush it's
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just unfortunate that some people are actually done that and it's because in police attention. it's going to label us as people will be able to get a few down. in the organisation and they said well look there will be like you are known and it's just not true that the original occupy camp hopes to keep its protest peaceful a victim anyone using its name as an excuse for violence they might not be al-qaeda but any minority prepared to step the wrong side of the law could play straight into police hands are the bennetts london while the occupy camp in the u.k. capital is standing activists in the u.s. city of boston have seen their tents taken down police swept through the square where occupiers were camping taking down tents and arresting activists the city set a deadline for the protesters to leave by midnight thursday but police took no action until today boston's been the latest encampment evicted as demonstrators are told they must leave their camps now or face prosecution
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a three month long occupy movement against corporate greed and inequality has already seen thousands of arrests more details on the story and more on our team dot com. stay with us here on our team coming up all for one demonstrators around the world call for the release of one of america's most well known prisoners arguing his murder conviction was racially motivated plus. a cause for optimism conflict over election results in the caucasus that threatened to turn bloody seems to have come to a peaceful resolution. for the first though to the middle east three palestinians have been killed including two suspected militants after a series of israeli missile strikes on gaza city at least fifteen other civilians wounded in the attack the military targeted a hamas training camp located in a densely populated area israel's apologized for the civilian deaths saying palestinian rockets stored near the camp had triggered
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a large explosion hamas responded by firing a barrage of rockets into southern israel no casualties reported there thousands of palestinians continue fleeing the conflict in their homeland seeking opportunities in other countries party's policy or has more. carries weight gaza's dispersement unemployed gather thousands who hoping that the war in libya can offer them of a spice from the haulage ships on the doorstep. we don't have any source of income prisoners are in better conditions than us that's what people want to run away from . the queues here are long and full of hope. and i'm happy to do anything like that it is making a difference just to get some income so my children can survive. the united nations puts unemployment in gaza at forty five percent two and three gazans live in poverty and every year the ministry of labor says another thirty thousand people joined the ranks of jobless ever since israel imposed
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a siege on gaza nearly five years ago the private sector has all but ground to a halt but i'm interested in the economy in gaza is dependent on israel it's the way israel set it up all the materials we need for industry in construction have to come from israel through the israeli ports and airports we have no direct relationship with the outside world before the palestinian uprising in two thousand tens of thousands of gazans worked in israel they pass through here areas the largest border crossing between israel and gaza but as you can see now only a handful of people trickle through each day now yell out to shall we was a painter and would earn about thirty american dollars a day enough for his family to survive on but in the last seven years he can't cross the border and with no work this side his children often go to bed hungry he was one of the first to sign up when a call went out for people interested in going to libya to register i don't care if it's libya or not and ready to go to mars for the sake of getting food for my
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children i can't give them more than twenty cents a day to survive on can you imagine that i must says israel promised to lift the blockade on gaza as part of the recent prisoner exchange that freed the captured israeli soldier but israel says it made no such promise this is to control the control of the control of the people in gaza. today the freely with the world outside israel is the main goal was to be in the zone for the siege in gaza and this israeli government did not deny that israel says the siege is for security reasons and is afraid materials like cement and steel could be used to build weapons and military fortifications policy or r.t. on the israel gaza border. asians have been held in cities worldwide calling for the release of a man who until a few days ago was america's most high profile death row prisoner movie aboriginal was incarcerated thirty years ago for killing a white police officer
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a crime he still denies committing earlier this week according reduce the sentence to life in prison without parole his supporters claim the former black panther militant was an innocent political prisoner david lindorff an investigative reporter says the case shows the shortcomings in the u.s. justice system. first of all he clearly had a trial that was a sham there where it is documented clear evidence that a lot of the prosecution witnesses were perjuring themselves and the other thing is that he has almost no way to get out of jail now short of a new witness coming forward because of the way our system blocks appeals by by people who are in these situations well it really highlights the fact that you know first of all most of the people on death row in the united states are black and all of them are poor or you know find rich people on death row the united states of the of the three thousand six hundred or so people who are on death row i think you'd
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be hard pressed to find one rich person though it highlights how american justice is really you need to punish the poor and punish minorities and execute them in the cases of. capital punishment cases. stay with us here on r.t. still ahead tis the season to shop. buying trading making selling is the way to make a living to have that you feel good and then and that you are looking for something else the resident asked people in new york if spending money is that important to getting in the holiday spirit. but first a post-election standoff after reading to explode into violence on arrest in the republic of south seems to have been resolved peacefully the outgoing president stepped down paving the way for a new poll in march or he's worried if an ocean has more. they thought a quarter has been governing the caucus republic of south setter for ten years has
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announced his resignation on saturday emphasizing he has made this decision decision to step down to avoid violence and to and the political standoff in the region indeed following the presidential election here in the firm but the situation here has been very tense and very dangerous following the opposition candidate ology of his victory in the presidential runoff another candidate and it'll be really who was expected to win this vote and who was considered as the key favorite of the presidential vote complained to the supreme court of south to settle about violations allegedly committed biology of his team and a later the court ruled two and not the outcome of the photo and moreover to bar or herself from participating in the next poll should do it for march that was something our joy her former education minister saw thirty never accepted she declared herself president elect and submitted toll road complain to the supreme court hundreds of her supporters have taken to the streets of i kept involved two
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sides been involved in this conflict have started negotiations where russia has played a role of mediator eventually as we can see that the court has agreed to step down to officially pass the presidential powers to prime minister it's been very tough and difficult but eventually as we can see it's been resolved peacefully. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe at least three people are dead after violent clashes in the democratic republic of congo after the results of presidential elections there were disputed in the capital kinshasa protesters blocked roads and threw stones at police who disperse them with tear gas tensions came to a peak when opposition leader etienne she said katie rejected the results of the vote and declared himself president riot police were deployed throughout the capital to bring the situation under control. a light aircraft crashed into a school near the philippine capital shortly after takeoff killing at least thirteen people including two children there were no classes being held at the time of the crash firefighters have identified two pilots among the dead according to
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officials the crew declared an emergency after takeoff from manila but failed to return to the airport before crashing. the twenty eleven nobel peace prize has been presented to three women in norway's capital for their nonviolent struggle for women's rights the prize was awarded jointly to the president of liberia ellen johnson sirleaf activist leymah bowie and pro-democracy campaigner towel paul harmon the winners were presented with a medal and diploma prize money of one and a half million dollars will be split between the three. and stargazers have witnessed a spectacular lunar eclipse the celestial display was most clearly visible in parts of asia saturday night the phenomenon's peak the moon took on a dramatic read here you lunar eclipses happen when the sun and moon are perfectly aligned with the earth between them next time it's due to happen is twenty fourteen and with just
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a few shopping weeks left till christmas holidays cash registers around the world are ringing to the sound of sales but should shopping be the true spirit of the season artie's laurie harf in a star on resident in new york asks if what we're buying is really what we need. there's no doubt we live in a consumerist world are you sick of it this week let's talk about that it's christmas time so i think it's normal. to to buy something you know why is it normal to buy so much more stuff just because it's jesus's birthday. good question there's no thanksgiving it's black friday so i think that's sort of a real cultural shift here what does it say about us as a culture that when we're so obsessed with buying stuff. that we need to get a life i think it's because the human nature has a longing for something and they decided to fill it with things instead of
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a spiritual focus to those things get in the way of our spiritual quest i absolutely believe so because i think distraction is one of the keys to getting humanity our focus it is it's an important anymore so you have it you feel good and and the your are looking for something else yet and then you feel bad because you bought something that you didn't need yeah this is happened way before you were born that's how it is yeah times with additional money was made it was made to train the volume was traced with the fact the man was. buying trading making selling is the way to make a living so we're prehistoric caves covered in neon lights with logos plastered all around us they are right now around us the technology was available you thought you would be i believe in recycling i believe in you know not consumerism but go to your local salvation army exchange what does it say about our culture that we are
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so just posable. that we are exactly that we're looking at life in a really shallow way how do you think history is going to remember at this time and age as consumers i'm going to be a part of that yes no look right way sport because. i'm i live in france and my family are very careful with their money my family you know they think twice about buying stuff so i listen to that it does make me more careful but i'm afraid i'm consumed with the book i got out in the time that i've been it's i was there whether or not your stick up the pressure of our consumerist culture the bottom line is when it comes to buying stuff you don't need maybe it's best to just say no . we're back with adeline's in a few moments stay with us here on r.t. .
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this is fresh nutritious and delicious products on the price of healthy eating. we need to test these types is the allergenicity immune response lower nutrition in for environmental contamination don't you feel like a lab brought some consider the experiment is human treatment very high the significant differences between the g.m.
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fare that they both at they don't cheer that much they weren't treated so well themselves one question means one career you ask one question you get the answer and you might or might not.
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