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a look back at the week's top stories and the latest news here on r t muslims continue to vent their theory over a movie filmed america mocking the prophet muhammad as violent protests reach across the globe for almost a week. while washington asked what happened to the arab spring its diplomatic efforts have so far failed to salvage the years of work building bridges with the arab world. plus spain and portugal again to hit with and house stary demonstrations the populations there demanded and interference from brussels this as one point five million new barcelona calling for head alone is independence from
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spain. two am in moscow i match reza good to have you with us here on r t our top story anger and protests tore across the global muslim community this week in a fierce outpouring against a film made in the states that ridicules islam centered in a region still reeling from more than a year of unrest it's become one of the bloodiest episodes since the dawn of the arab spring. western diplomatic missions in businesses have been targeted by mobs of protesters incensed by what's seen as a direct attack on the prophet mohammed washington has ordered most of its
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diplomatic staff out of tunisia and sudan after attacks there led to casualties protests have erupted in dozens of countries across the world with clashes even happening in europe asia and australia the violence has left at least a dozen dead over the last week artie's polis leader has the latest from cairo. classes of iraq to study says we are watching where at least one person has been killed and some possibly as an injured as thousands of people clashed with security forces knocked off on the u.s. consulate building in the city now the police fired warning shots into the air they used tear gas as well as commons to try and disperse it was also on sunday there were demonstrations held in various cities across the country in the city of disallowed hundreds of people of a local business who want to make port for the american ambassador to pakistan to be expelled they will support the boycott on what you do is goods and services now
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because some authority substance blocked access to this on you tube it is a fifteen minute train out of a film that has been titled innocence of muslims we believe praying to office for the students of placement in the united states has since been released although he has gone into hiding also on sunday to meet the needs of the poor hundreds of people there to still talk to and to marry women and greatest so going through this is only intensifying and proving aggravating american afghani relations this violence runs while the united states has to do things to move this to please otherwise women who vote reopen the makers they're going to be held in the midst of the mind mission for mobilizing in sudan the government to say that they could do it if the situation by themselves the demonstrations off the waiting north africa and in the east the approaches happening in lebanon in somalia in iraq in turkey in
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gaza and even in tel aviv they've also spread to europe and tyrus their protesters took to the streets near the american embassy in the belgian city of and good at least one hundred twenty people were detained this weekend off the demonstrations. where does the spawn of the old australia where the police were forced to use yes this is not existing in the mind and. then the raid on a beach on some american ambassador in libya and now we have to ring me i'm pleased to be on the go there now the united states has wanted the evacuation of the one thing still diplomats and the families come down to see that as well as anybody holding maybe the citizenship of these who want to this is just me and it seems really pretty dynamic situation in the region temples amani i'm not yet
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at the situation it will be calmed down in the coming days. paulo's leader is heading up our coverage of the anti american on the rest she's got the latest developments and first hand reports of all veiled water twitter feed you can find that at paula's sneer underscore our team. made caray she from the pack nationalist forum says the controversial video may have been the spark that lit the bonfire but i am against the us has been simmering in the arab world for a long time. these demonstrations really are not really directed at the film itself they are a result of an accumulation over the past few months and years the good film right now has acted as the sparkle that really exploded as a result of the failure of the u.s. government to contain what many many muslims are seeing right now as an organized campaign in inside the united states not to be timid speech but an organized campaign to insult and humiliate this religion i think most of the demonstrations
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we're seeing right now most of them were spontaneous with the probably one exception of the attack and the murder of the u.s. and the us that are in libya that was that appeared to be the work of militant groups on the ground ironically i think them and chris stevens who actually advocated that the united states and nato arm the militants in libya eventually fell prey to the same militant groups on the ground so with the exception of that one unfortunate incident i think most of the demonstrations we're seeing right now are really spontaneous and the teen and the anger is really genuine. mending relations with the middle east has been a top priority of the obama administration now years of work are in jeopardy of coming undone through one you tube clip diplomats are under pressure to limit the harm done by the film and to spin and diffuse the anger felt by muslims artie's marina portnoy has more. anger is rising rage is
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spreading and american flags are burning throughout the arab world this isn't exactly the type of relationship washington envisioned after barack obama became president i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world the new u.s. leader promised to turn the page and mend relations tarnished by george w. bush's war on terror he even granted his first foreign television interview to al arabiya an arabic language channel my job to the muslim world is to communicate that the americans are now you out of washington invested huge resources in building a massive social media presence comprised of nearly two hundred different accounts to spread its message of friendship by the end of last year the u.s. had spent seventy million dollars assisting foreign citizens with the resources to bypass online firewalls and censorship. the bitter irony is
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that a youtube clip posted by one american instantly buried massive efforts made by the u.s. government as americans were being held hostage by a small group of extremists people here in america think when they put their views on you tube and now the technology is such that it can be seen all over the world i think people in egypt and libya and some of these places don't understand this is not the view of most americans this is not the view of the u.s. government according to many experts a large majority of the arab world has grown too familiar with the anti muslim sentiment america is accused of cementing the policy of the americans towards this part of the world is inadequate and doesn't call for dialogue doesn't call for development doesn't call for progress and calls for them moving in as us because that food american interests and some western interests a cause for war and invasion of iraq as we have seen this truck. no progress on the
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peace lebanon palestine i think the spark for it to you know all come out in violent forms as we can see now on the screen and this is what's happening within forty eight hours the fury that began in egypt spread to libya yemen lebanon and iran in afghanistan due to push shut down but tensions in the muslim world seem to be only increasing there has been a lot of simmering ansi american feeling of right across the entire arab world it's their worst in inbox. polls show that we're ninety percent of pakistanis marin's their primary an enemy america's middle of bloggers and it's made in the arab spring countries america helped revolutionize the line between friend and foe has blurred despite all the time and money washington has spent you see me internet to promote it's a lot of friendly foreign policy the world wide web also served as the platform
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that enabled one american extremist to infuriate millions overseas and the rail years of progress. r.t. me on. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta admitted that washington expects and is preparing for the protests to continue journalist and broadcaster neil clark thinks the u.s. should have seen this coming. remember the old saying you reap what you sow and the us are reaping what it so that sent back to two thousand and eleven the us took nato in the attack on it after its libya debt and destruction and they created this sort of violent situation so what of course we condemn the terrible attacks will be us consulate the murder of events and of course the people responsible are those who carried out the killings we've got to put this in its wider context and this wouldn't have happened had nato not intervened last year the government is losing its grip in libya and egypt and across the region and the us it is the card that's been stoking all this up the u.s. has been aggressively supporting. risings of course across the region for its own
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interests and now it's a kind of blowback time the u.s. is getting it back and you know i think you know interference is the best way to go really what are they going to do reaching change again i mean we had this last year i mean exactly what was it dictated it was a stable country the u.s. and nato decided to delete that in fact if we look across the globe everywhere when they took us into thinking has been a disaster we look at iraq one million people killed there you go slower because of it we have the ethnic cleansing of serbs and roma somalia chaos there afghanistan eleven years of war and yet we still get the same or people calling for intervention across the globe when we learn that it just leads to more death and destruction for us i strongly condemn the production in an effort to calm anti-american the fury u.n. secretary general ban ki moon joined the chorus of disapproval saying it was deliberately designed to instill bigotry and bloodshed while russia's president putin warned that all governments should work to prevent religious provocation. these niggas will that's them if history doesn't react in a timely and tough manner to provocations that are directed against the religious
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feelings of people then what happens is that the humiliated and the sultan ones start to defend their own interests sometimes this can lead to wide bloodshed you can feel the region can fall into chaos which is exactly what's happening now in this respect i'd like to remind the rulers of these new governments and states in that underwent series changes you to shoot that they should not forget their personal responsibility for what's going on in their territories which is the future where the protests continuing across the arab world we have full coverage on our website r t dot com there you'll find a timeline charting the evolution of protests plus profiles of the former pornographer and convicted fraudster thought to be behind the film's production that and much more of our time dot com.
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taking a look now at some of the week's other top stories the e.u. financial crisis has led to new calls for catalonia to separate from the rest of spain more than a million and a half people packed the streets of barcelona thursday demanding independence from madrid the country's financial woes are in print perceived contributed to the region's desire to go its own way carlos del close a sociologist at pompei of fabric university thinks this could be the first of many such protests. the difference between this year and last year particularly is that now the by the obama lot is in the government and it's there a lot more aggressively centralist and and it's and there are a lot more aggressive against sort of the autonomous rights that the regions that
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like that feel themselves as nations like of the loony our the basque region they're a lot more aggressive in and posing that sort of identity on the this could certainly . service an impulse to more sort of recession ist secession is i guess sensibilities. the spanish capital saw tens of thousands protesting the planned austerity measures the government set to announce a new package of cuts by the end of september meanwhile in the portuguese capital is been an angry mob pelted the local headquarters of the international monetary fund with tomatoes and fireworks john lackland director of the state director of studies at the institute of democracy and cooperation says the governments are repeating their mistakes. the basic problem in europe and indeed in other countries of the world is of course that there is too much debt both private and above all a blip and nothing today and nothing on any other future occasion is going to make that opium go away even budget cuts are not going to make the central problem go
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away which is that the states are too heavily indebted and even the various the so-called austerity programs which should be imposed i'm not going to produce a budget surplus which is the only way of repaying debt unless of course there is economic growth and there's a final point this is the european union for many decades not played a game of smoke and mirrors whenever there's a crisis whenever there's a problem to be solved it rearranges the institutional furniture. germany's highest court has cleared the way for the country to proceed with plans for a fresh bailout fund a five hundred billion euro fund is intended to help euro zone countries riddled with debt germans fear the project could commit berlin to paying unlimited amounts to struggling states but the judge or a stricter the contribution to one hundred ninety billion euros dr gunnar barrak a specialist in the e.u. law at the school of oriental and african studies in london says the motion is dealing with the symptoms but not curing the disease. the past is an imperfect
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guide to the future so far the german parliament has always approved aid i think we are reaching a point where germany has spent so much money that she's knocked and parliamentarians will continue granting further assistance every time the only way of getting out of this vicious circle would be the success of the save big spro in southern europe i called see that happen the economic situation in southern europe is dire every indication we have is that it's getting worse if you probably. you will gobble up his debt to a not limited extent it will take away the said four cuts it will not enforce it. early general elections in the netherlands have shown the eurozone is still trusted by the population there with a majority of votes going in favor of two pro european parties this means the
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country is likely to back a german led solution to the debt crisis because. reports a rethink of some austerity measures looks inevitable. it was back in ninety ninety two when a treaty with find it with maastricht in the netherlands establishing the economic and monetary union later paving the way for the creation of the single currency but today mounting a euro skepticism has spread to even countries considered poor eurozone nations including the very one where it all began so i don't know at this moment what is the best is for europe i have my jobs because of greece. and the netherlands it's a pro european country of course it shouldn't come to the stream level that we see greece now in a repeated fashion this annoyance among the dutch at having to bail out greece again and again has reached a point where some dutch customers refuse to pay the bill of greek restaurants because well they've already paid with bailout money taking on
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a euro skeptic and brussels stat has become a popular campaign strategy from the far right freedom party which is called for the return of the dutch guilder to the once fringe leftist socialist party openly challenging the german led a steady strategy for europe well we are protesting against our liberal government you know made a distinction between. part of the problem is you know did you run brussels has a lot of power now and people feel like they have nothing to say about what's going on with their money or we cannot make our own decisions anymore and we can see in europe. floaters. are becoming less convinced of the rationale of the continued austerity policies and begin to vote for parties who oppose the lord you call for stereotypes we've seen it in france we've seen it in regional elections in germany which makes america very worried about to
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the elections next year in the end it was the center right liberals who claim victory followed closely by the center left labor party both viewed as pro europe but the fact remains that discontent has risen to the surface among citizens of a nation part of the so-called core of the euro zone does or sylvia r.t. the netherlands and still to come this hour a year on and the occupy protests all live and kicking anti-corporate activists in the u.s. senate for a turn to the streets of manhattan ahead of the first anniversary of the start of the occupy wall street movement plus. western sanctions to pressure iran into talks over its nuclear program provoke a little other than to ridicule as the country now is there's oil sales are on the rise. but first julian assange could find himself in the clear as forensic evidence in the swedish sex a sex assault case pending against him is pointing to the alleged victim's story possibly being untrue there was no chair no trace of julian assange d.n.a.
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found on a key piece of evidence submitted to support the allegations assad has always denied the charges and maintained they were trumped up to get him back at him for his wiki leaks activities distinguished spanish human rights lawyer abilities are gaar saw and is now heading aside his legal team as the whistleblower works to evade extradition to the u.s. karzai is renowned for fighting the most controversial cases and says his client did nothing more than exercise his freedom of speech. i do not think mr songes a spy all he did was exercise his right to freedom of information he received and shared it much i'm surprised that there's been no investigation into the glaring crimes documented in those leaked reports featuring u.s. interference with issues that have absolutely no relation to either national security all the safety of american citizens own defense. and plenty more if you want to saw his plight as well as other stories on our website r.t. dot com including this russian opposition supporters flood back into the moscow
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streets find out who joined this time and why. and washington gearing up for a massive overhaul of its nuclear arsenal we take a look at how it plans to pay for it with the government now facing more than a trillion dollars in federal budget cuts. and scientists kenya discover a new breed of mosquito that could put hundreds of thousands of people at risk because it's a new anti malaria injection. at least twenty activists have been arrested in new york as they gathered for herself for monday's occupy wall street march in downtown manhattan the empty corporate movement started a year ago in new york rapidly spreading to other major u.s. cities and abroad it often faced a heavy had
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a response from police with numerous activists injured in tent cities torn down the occupiers though say they're determined to show the world they're still going strong and ready to regain momentum activist caleb often thinks the anticapitalist campaign could be reborn in more ways than one but i would say without a doubt if one looks at the world right now one looks at what's happening in the middle east in spain the greece everywhere there's a confrontation going on against the one percent so the idea that somehow the u.s. is exceptional and it's just a small passing phase i mean the u.s. is part of the world capitalist economy in the world capitalist economy is in a state of collapse profits rule and then we just get more as we just get home foreclosures we just get mass unemployment get all this wealth exist but it is not utilized for you to do it so absolutely we're going see we're told it may take on a different character. organized labor and chicago the kind of teacher strike that they become more prominent than it was in the early days of occupy wall street but
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there's going to be more confrontations as the system dies well before we go following closely the events played in the occupy wall street movement in new york and other cities stay with us here on r.t. for coverage of that. be gentle and spread world wide. ninety nine percent versus the one percent with all the money. and they're getting equality into the home of the. recession ahead can we afford not to. iran's oil exports now exceeding a million barrels a day flouting western sanctions designed to curb the trade washington has had to waive restrictions for japan and several nations that rely heavily on iranian oil sanctions are aimed at forcing tehran to halt its atomic program which it insists
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is peaceful but jim de policy director at the national iranian american council thinks the sanctions only force iran to spend even more money on nuclear research. i don't know that you could actually look at the lost revenues from oil exports and say iran has taken away money from its nuclear program or reduced money for military spending because frankly with the threat of war i think iran is probably continuing down that path that has already already has been on with sanctions you know there's no perfect sanctions regime there's always going to be a whole series always going to be loopholes there's always going to be this game of whack a mole where iran responds and then the u.s. tries to ratchet up and you're never going to get a perfect embargo. so i think that the question the question is ok now you have these sanctions what do we do with these are we going to leverage these or is this a repeat of what we had with iraq where we did a great job of restricting oil sales and then doing well for food at the end of the day that didn't actually yield anything but massive humanitarian suffer suffering
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and then eventually this movement for disastrous invasion. russian guy giant gazprom has a locked out of the e.u. for what it claims as blatant political pressure from brussels to get a better gas prices the european commission launched a case accusing the supplier of violating the n.t. monopoly law tuesday russia's government officially for bade gazprom from disclosing any information to foreign parties without the kremlin's permission moscow and says it's protecting gazprom from aggressive attempts by the e.u. to get a gas discount the company spokesman. says the europe didn't even attempt dialogue . during this past year the european commission didn't take a single step to resolve any of the present disputes through dialogue we have always insisted on the open discussion and many undecided motss time and again. the russian government invited the dialogue but were ignored. take
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a look now at some other stories making headlines across the globe and he japanese protests have escalated in china as police use force to disperse crowds japanese businesses factories vehicles and vehicles have been attacked in major chinese cities demonstrations were sparked by japan's decision to purchase a chain of disputed islands in the south china sea the archipelago claimed by both countries may be sitting on a vast gas reserves. eight women have been killed and seven injured in a nato air strike in eastern afghanistan some of the victims as young as ten alliance officials said the strike targeted armed insurgents but admitted some civilians may also be among the casualties afghan president hamid karzai condemned the attack and launched an investigation into the incident. peaceful march of several hundred striking miners has been blocked by south african police workers were calling for an end to police and violence a day after a tear gas and rubber bullets were used to disperse similar protests the south
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african governments recently announced a crackdown on widespread minor unrest that's already holding production at several gold and platinum mines the protest movement was galvanized after police shot thirty four miners dead last month during a strike over low wages. coming up artie's interview with a former taliban prisoner but first a recap of our top stories stay with us. the
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. motion would be soon much brighter if you knew about sums from funds to pressure these. these firms totty don't come. like millions of americans i've lost thousands of dollars in retirement funds and i haven't had as bad as many it's not just about the them it's about me to. me man brown man ya gotta shit. it's
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a. shame. and geez oh don't. need it. but now she. says this is my film i get the last word this financial crisis will not be turned off like a light sleep.


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