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steaks basically anything they could find at these russian times from what i understand and from what i've heard free found are in a serious condition one of which is in a critical condition one is a lot of blood on the fans who are. cold and i was misspoken some of the russian journalists who were within that march they said it was a pretty sight from what was happening i mean earlier in the day i had been sporadic incidents russian fans were sitting at a cafe in the center of town and they were tanks by a group of around fifty polish hooligans earlier in the competition. how do you know. where russia played their first match against the czech republic where russian fans attack a group of photoshopping so perhaps this might have been a bit of angel most for the poles for what happened to raul saw the sun even been a lot of very unsavory incidents happening here in warsaw and as i understand it.
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fifty people have been arrested by the police. but you can find photos and more footage from where all the trouble kicked off in the polish capital on our website r t dot com. in other news a mass opposition protest has taken place in moscow the demonstration drew thousands of activists from a range of political groups and went off peacefully in contrast to a violent rally last month that time there were dozens of injuries to protesters and police with criminal cases filed against those who started the trouble parties peter all over has more. we saw tens of thousands of people demonstrating on the streets of moscow they came from all across the political spectrum in the country from the far left to far right extremist groups i have to say the the nationalists and far right groups were amongst the the largest in attendance now why was take walking with those demonstrators along that route i did see several amongst the
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group of nationalists wearing variations on all nazi uniforms including one woman wearing a take on the s.s. uniform including a a banner around tehran bearing a russian nationalists symbol but of course these people did come from all across the political structure is i say they came to voice their displeasure with the russian government this demonstration went off incredibly peacefully i didn't see anything like the violent clashes we saw during the previous protests in moscow in may of this year now then we saw the demonstrations really hijacked by radical groups and we saw clashes which resulted in both the demonstrators themselves and police being injured now that resulted in the apartments the homes of the leaders of the protest movement having their houses search to see if they were involved in organizing those violent attacks and we also saw changes to the law
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here in russia regarding what punishments would be in place for those breaking the law during demonstrations the government saying that they did this to bring the fines and the the sentences in line with other european countries which means you could see a fine for severe breaking of the law we're talking about things like causing serious damage to people and property here of us as high as seven thousand year old fortunately we didn't see any of that type of violence today and this protest went off pretty much without a hitch despite the weather. the level of unity among russia's opposition and also who constitutes the protest movement is being debated in the latest edition of peter the votes crosstalk here's a quick taste of what's coming your way at twelve thirty am g.m.t. . russia is always a colorful place and you'll have a few people out of the demonstration who had been visited recently by exit
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terrestrials or. have some who are azhar ists want to bring back the czar but i agree with fred pretty much down the line the this is the beginning of political activism in russia what's your take on the do you think the authorities are reacting in the best appropriate way to to this new civil movement and run a little which i think everyone on this program here welcomes the problem is that it's very difficult to react to it because in fact inside this protest movement you have three very different groups so you have leftist rebels liberals and you have nationalists and the problem is that differences between them are much greater than differences between these groups and mr putin himself. syria is now in a state of civil war that's according to the head of the u.n. peacekeeping operation there the country has recently seen a spike in violence with un observers now reporting not just offensive by
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government forces but also an increase in coordinated rebel attacks two conflicting reports on the number of victims and the forces behind the violence have triggered mixed reactions from world powers are to refer notion is in damascus. you earn more interest have reported a heavy surge in recent weeks of rebels called a nation and attacks in response they say the syrian government has given the army too much freedom and too much free rein and that all the lads to dramatic increase in civilian dads one of the remotest talk in the recent example of this fresh wave of violence here in syria is we have we are to rebuild bodman to of the rebel stronghold backed by helicopter strikes in the central province of holmes and again we've been receiving conflicting reports on exactly what happened there with opposition claiming the syrian army has been targeting and shalyn the residential areas of the town while the government has been accusing the rebels of using civilians as human during
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these attacks death toll yesterday alone sixty three people according to opposition sources with more than a third of them army soldiers the u.n. secretary general ban ki moon has said that he's deployed concerned over the increasing violence here in syria and has called on all countries with influence on both the rebels and syrian government to call in all colleges to stop to stop atrocities to lay down arms and to pull back as he put it from the brink at the same time we are hearing claims of completely different nature from another international organization with a surge of violence has been seized on by nato chief hinting at a possible intervention mr rasmussen has compared the events in syria today with those in the balkans during the nineteen nineties that led to nato is bombardment of former yugoslavia we've also been hearing a lot about military intervention recently from both you and nato member britain foreign secretary william hague has said that this scenario cannot be ruled out
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because also stressed that this up to assad to decide whether he wants to seize the violence and all atrocities in his country and fulfill the rebels' demands at the same time we know hey. has stressed that britain is away over al qaida terrorists operating in syria saying that the international terrorist organization could fuel the violence and could fuel this conflict so that and the west's message is somewhat muddled but assad is not responsible for all violence here in his country but he is being held responsible regardless. blaming president also forces for all the violence has been branded a deliberate p.r. campaign against the syrian regime by many experts are his tears are silly a look back at how similar tactics have been used before to justify military intervention in sovereign countries images like these and words
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like these innocent civilians were beaten imprisoned and the violence protect civilians are often would have preceded military operations in the name of stopping brutal killings by hardened dictators and while authoritarian regimes are not devoid of responsibility for atrocities the story often ends there especially when leaders of intervening countries have to justify their wars to their people it's depressingly easy to sell a war. it's almost becoming a habit actually even in spite of all that we now know about the lies told over iraq the same stereotypes crop up again and again and again regardless of who or what kind of regime is being attacked whether it's a secular regime or a religious one to the viewer it's about the good guy bad guy it's about saturating us over and over and over again with the same images now here's what they're good at satisfied the viewing audience without exposing your true agenda
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in one nine hundred ninety agr. told the story of what iraqi soldiers did to babies in a kuwaiti hospital think it is and let the children to die have a clue. her testimony was widely publicized and cited by politicians in justifying their support for kuwait in the first gulf war turned out she was the daughter of the kuwaiti ambassador to the us and her testimony was part of a public relations campaign run by an american p.r. agency for the kuwaiti government sparking controversy and public anger. p.r. firms or individual spin doctors consulting for governments and politicians is certainly not new or uncommon but while there may be a need for effective communication there is also a very thin line between that and saddam hussein to build and keep weapons of mass destruction out right manipulation as many would point to the nonexistent weapons of mass destruction he used as a pretext for western powers to attack iraq in two thousand and three.
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communication is a weapon each slogan is a dumb billet advertising terms have become war terms we talk about targets we talk about strategy we talk about its impact this is terrible it is also a weapon in the war because all wars are broadcast live and these images can influence world opinion it's already been done several times in the past to change the face of war to bring the bodies to make up you can always simulate a massacre that has not occurred because misinformation is easier during a period of war. even when history is full of examples to learn from some say people's collective memories are simply too short realities hardly ever block it why many sides see what the weather will be a war but they are serving up all of that happen back to take a back seat first a lot of take off but what stick even if corrections apologies come later the
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damage has already been done but are often the reverse of. just or so you are to me . whaley's founder julian assange has asked britain supreme court to reopen the case regarding his extradition to sweden almost two weeks after he lost his appeal there now his lawyers challenge that the gallery of the previous ruling and what's said to be an unusual move the famous whistleblower is wanted in sweden over sex crime allegations but his supporters fear his extradition will just be. step towards handing him over to the u.s. recently his contacts and acquaintances experience evidence of the pursuit of a songe some of them being held for questioning. after taking part in his program and that broadcast here on our t.v. and you can watch the latest edition. throughout the day at c.s. activists from cypherpunks movement about the invisible war from our future that's
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being fought on line that are written by the fundamental things that cypherpunks written recognizes that the architecture actually defines the political situation so you have a centralized architecture even if the best people in the world are in control of it no matter where we look we can see especially with financial systems that that effectively even if the people have the best of intentions it doesn't matter i mean the arc there sure is the truth it's true for the internet with regard to communications the so-called lawful intercept systems which are which is just a nice way of saying spying on people but let's say you can do some local ins yeah absolutely that's what a lawful murder you've heard about also the rights on american citizens by the u.s. president obama you know when you kill them or a lucky sixteen year old son in yemen that's it lawful murder or targeted killing as they put it writes the so-called lawful intercept is the same thing you just put lawful in front of everything and then all of a sudden because the state does it it's legitimate but it's in fact the architecture of the state that allows them to do that at all and is the architecture of the laws and the architecture of the technology just is the same as
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it's the architecture of financial systems and what the cypherpunks wanted to do was to create systems where we could compensate each other in a truly free way where it was not possible to interfere. you know watch the second part of doing this not just talk with next hour on our t.v. and if you missed the first part that aired last week it is of course available for you at our t.v. dot com. now russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov is heading to tehran less than a week before. key international negotiations on iran's nuclear program begin in moscow talks on that issue have so far failed to produce any breakthrough with love rove's visit aimed at trying to bring about some progress for more on the situation i'm now joined by reza marashi research director at the national iranian american council do you think we can see this as a window of opportunity here to make a serious breakthrough ahead of those talks on iran's nuclear program in moscow.
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absolutely and more diplomacy is almost always a good thing and when the permanent members of the security council the united nations security council plus germany sit down of the negotiation table with iran if there's no prep work that's done in advance of those negotiations then it essentially becomes a process that's tantamount to having a kitchen full of cooks and nobody has a spoon so laying the groundwork and taking care of some of the technical political aspects in advance increases the likelihood for already difficult diplomatic process to be more successful than it would be otherwise bring in leader mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to step down later this year what does that mean for the ongoing talks to resolve the nuclear issue. i think president ahmadinejad has over the duration of his presidency maybe lost some of the influence of some of the power that folks thought he had and that perhaps he really did have towards the
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beginning and middle of his presidency you know there's been a more centralized control a more centralized power that's been put into ayatollah ali hall in the iran supreme leader particularly since june of two thousand and nine in the contested presidential election so he's a politician that won't go down without a fight but you know right now he seems to be more on the quiet end and you know we'll see what happens from there but i don't see a scenario popping up where he can outright spoil the talks because the supreme leader is putting his stamp on this process going forward the u.s. has been pushing all contraries to reject iranian oil imports with the conflict in syria ask a lady likely to further destabilize the region. it certainly could while the united states is spearheading a western effort to embargo if not outright reduce iranian oil exports and imports
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there are a host of other conflicts going on in the region there is economic instability in europe but there is also to ensure that countries like saudi arabia who have swing capacity when it comes to producing energy increase their output and maximizing the output that's been increasing in libya places like iraq and things like that getting countries off aronian oil oftentimes requires them to have a different refining process for different oil than iran's oil so it's a longer term process that they've been working on for a while now and we really are in uncharted waters so it certainly is a roll of the dice that could come back to backfire particularly in an election year if the obama administration doesn't play its cards carefully at the u.n. has an initially rejected the idea of tehran's involvement in settling or at least trying to settle this syrian conflict with the situation there like i said looking graver by the day this may be the right time to engage with iran could it perhaps help to make a break. i think this is
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a component of kofi annan plan that he's put forward which is engaging the various stakeholders in an effort to tape a diplomatic solution to this crisis i'm of the opinion that frankly i think many in the obama administration privately share and many in europe privately share and i know certainly russia shares and the chinese share which is there are military options but there's really no military solution this situation requires a political solution that all parties including assad the russians the opposition the iranians and a host of other actors are going to have to buy into and of course that's not going to be something that can be discovered or struck right away it's going to take some time in the meantime every side is going to continue to try to maximize its leverage to increase the likelihood of taming the most favorable outcome and the unfortunate reality in that situation is that innocent lives are being lost as a result so the sooner all parties focus on the political solution that can stop
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the killing and find the political solution to the overall crisis the better off the world is going to be in particular the syrian people are going to be. reza marashi research director at the national iranian american council live with us on the line from washington thanks for that. the rescue package for spanish banks will come with strings attached that's the message from the german chancellor who said the house will be tied to reforms in the banking sector that contradicts comments from the country's prime minister indicated that the hundred billion euros of financial aid was different from conditional bailouts of other e.u. states political risk consultant john holzman says it's getting harder and harder for you politicians to make investors believe their strategy is effective. the point is that of course the germans are going to part with their money without conditions mrs merrill has a very tough political scene or sell and if she were said to just give the spanish
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one hundred million euro the people in germany would think she lost her mind so corpse are going to be conditions of course the trade is going to look over spanish banks of course there's going to be conditionality the e.u. level and the spanish and what's happening is you see the politics of this getting harder and harder mrs merrill needs that conditionality the spanish government can't hope to survive if there is that conditionality they've lost control of the story and they're beginning to believe this nonsense the crisis has followed a pattern they've been phrenic bailouts for greece of portugal ireland and now spain and what's happened is that after every bailout the amount of time it takes the markets to read the fine print realize that indeed this is nonsense it is an all set to get smaller and smaller and smaller so we've gone from two months to two weeks to two days and in the case of spain it took literally two hours for things to turn around this is by far the end comes from the end of the story on the back with the headlines at half past the hour before starting interviews nouriel roubini the man who predicted the two thousand and eight financial crisis.
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thank you very much for your time in two thousand and six you predicted that there would be a deep economic crisis and six years later we're still in it now did you expect it to last so long that it would be so deep and we're all we middle in the beginning or maybe there's light at the end of the tunnel and the cries is more into thousand and six was a problem of too much leverage of the private sector households buying sponsored
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institutional corporates now as a result of their response or their cries is scott's theme of those bailing out banks and others over their massive surge in public that and that sits and now there is a risk of conferees as opposed to indeed be the world's or bangs going badly qantas having solving various kind of faltering as already happening in greece and unfortunately when you have to watch privately in public that he takes a long time up to a decade or two to be leveraging good means. to save more to reduce that over time and that implies that more economic growth high unemployment rate and some degree of social and probably because of the instability of their penis so we are able to i would say. you know these economic growth different try the recession the eurozone that is call of a fall by governments is going to stay with us for a number of years if you gave
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a. percentage of a chance of greece exiting the euro zone how much would that be and would it be good for greece to come out of the euro zone i would say you know by next year or i would say there is a probability greece exit the euro zone thinking about it surely even if they like not in june the new government is going to try to get a forum in the comics which is becoming so sustainable that they will exit and i would say that it could be good for them as long as the exit is all of the only. means of that there are massive shown that actually called local believe that are still a good old historic set of ballance of the damage the banks damage the savings of people in the banks and that's why they need more funding to make sure that raising all these old believe and the contagion of the rest of the eurozone is i'm all there so if they can see it that way and it's fine and so these are all of the really probably it's a manageable look on the bags of many books including yours have been written as to
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the reasons behind the housing market collapse in the united states what about in europe would you put the most blame on and how much is brussels to blame for what's happening right now so you know sometimes people tend to say the eurozone problems because of lack of fiscal discipline or fiske of reckless that is that applies really the only only degrees c. has a reason to lie then there is a fifteen percent of g.d.p. the deficit and then that led to the fiscal crises but actually in spain in the island was the private sector that eventually led to the problems of having to bail out the banks large their fears of the greater the fiscal problem was all the fiscal problem the first place. so you know you cannot generalize there are different types of crisis within the eurozone not all of them were necessarily prevented by excesses in the public sector of several of them where the binocular by excesses in the private sector because of poor regulations provision of the bank
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of system. real estate then and i cried what is the present role of the brics nations strong growth economies the world of being an emerging markets until recently the brics but that always sold some of the rising problem as you know turkey or indonesia you know or mexico's not just the brics what concerns about the briggs and other emerging market is in all of them for the federal reserve and there is now a slowdown of growth you see it in china see iraq show you sitting in brazil is because europe and you are sort of slowing down if not constructing but in part of this because many of these companies are move their wait. a bit of foreign wars a mile below growth companies that are for to as a state that he's too much government intervention they call on me too much for all of the state owned banks they know the enterprise is so much protection is too much resource not sure what it is and over time that's
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a negative because it's going to slow down potential gold it's going to lead to lower the long run we can all make up more of the brakes are actually going in the wrong that actually in the next few years that's a risk that we have to consider what about russia's specific role because recently you said the russia correct me if i'm wrong that russia should not be considered as one of the brics nations and will never be included into the g eight if it continues with its with its basically protectionist policy what you know on the g eight you know your president decides not to attend the g eight summit because you said he was busy creating his own cabinet that was a bit of a strange thing to do with like a snob but you know in the case of the briggs the point is you know russia's potential growth today based on their statements by that with the comment of your central bank is three and a half percent of the time i mean the reason they were growing eight nine percent now they are slowing down so you have you have low potential girl that where there
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is you know not as much mark of the. those thoughts on a forum you have aging. there is a certain amount of lack of transparency that is that amount of co-op shown. in the party got system that is institutional weaknesses of course that also playing a general or a source is a good skill labor force is allowed three could play an important role in the global economy by the thing that the important role of and that success is conditional on moving away from state got there ways and so that sunny's you know open up the trade to investment flows of course i'd go with a regime which is not fair but then having a stronger call a minute's thought policy pretty much means that even a wooden times are bad than sharks when called from the rest of the globe what i call the me you going to be able to back that up sold was chalk's rather than and putting into a superior financial crisis and that's the lesson thank you thank you very much mr
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live from moscow our top stories police used tear gas and rubber bullets as polish really gets at the fans ahead of a euro twenty twelve match a war song which is now on the way. tens of thousands of opposition activists rally in central moscow with agendas ranging from the far left to nationalist extremists. serious complex have now grown into a cold civil war according to the u.n. peacekeeping chief commission's observers point to an escalation in violence highlighting a spike in coordinated travel on. more news in thirty minutes next r.t. takes an in-depth look at the death penalty in the us through the lives of those close to prisoners facing the maximum sentence our special report is next.
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