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saw the new euro braces itself for the project says people direct about the three international financial institutions accused of demanding comes but few visible solution. the us again and crew number of detainees it admits on hunger strike could go on tunnel mode as the official figure edges closer to that claimed by lawyers since the beginning. and pushing it straight the russian president holds his annual q. and a with the nation they call to me on social issues are at the top of a long list of questions people want on sr.
international news and comment life this is the with me you'll probably hello and welcome to the program most of process in portugal people revolt against government console around one billion euros it's the latest public demonstration of resentment in europe towards the three international financial institutions known as the troika process to say have a demands are being made of the people for very little result. of a now reports. twenty fifth is the day that the portuguese. revolt of a different kind. on the streets of. to demonstrate against the current government in the country and also against the three. given to the. nation. the e.u. the international monetary fund the european central bank one of the main targets.
their own politicians isn't the only nation demonstrations take place. in spain around one thousand four hundred riot police. to try and make sure that demonstrations there. as we have seen in the past now it's not just the people of europe that have been voicing their displeasure. here in europe with senior members of the european parliament. against the way that. the seemingly. very same. way that the situation in. neo colonialism and. an inquiry into just who came up with the idea of placing
a. about so much tension and lost respect for the e.u. markets the politicians say. again and they want to make sure that it. was a good idea. so another day another round of demonstrations in europe people come out. with the way things are going that they want change and they won't change to come quickly. and as he spoke to a member of the ministry commission the european parliament who believe the troika forces countries to continue countries to agree terms which don't favor them i think that the way that europe is handling this crisis shows that they're not really in this to handle a crisis but just to increase the amount of power that they have over the member
states and we can see that with cyprus they know they're losing their independence doesn't matter for the commission if things go wrong because you know they will still be there the next day. the everyone in such a country is looking for a solution and therefore they are willing to accept a worse deal every time and yes i fully agree that we should get rid of the troika so let's not let's not as not forget what mr younger said who was the producer of the dice will always say well we do take important decisions during the weekend because you know people don't take don't pay any attention what we're looking at is a kind of dictatorship that feels that it's been hindered by the fact that there is free press and the next a year chefs' case a known you're a skeptic they had on the u.k. independence party nigel farage and they believe the days of the eurozone are numbered and that people should withdraw their money from its banks before what happened in cyprus happens elsewhere. big investors should be worried over the euro
zone particular southern europe i mean i i have been pondering for years you know what would happen when spain finally went back how would they possibly deal with the sheer scale of the bailout that would be needed which perhaps would be five or six hundred billion euros how could this happen without huge american support or global help because what cyprus has done is give us the template or what they will do in future is they won't buy all countries out there and they'll do it by stealing investors' money by taxing people on their properties and by forcing central banks into selling their holdings of gold i mean this is a truly a dollar shing situation where if this plan is giving the green light will the people who are affected will actually accepted what in a sense they may not have much choice because if their money is in bank accounts and literally that money is stolen from them without them having to give their
consent then it's difficult to see what they can do so my advice to people is if you own property if you've got money in bank accounts in the euro zone get your money out before they come after you because it's perfectly clear that is there padding on from here mr ferrars we've heard some harsh criticism coming from some european parliamentary members. of the troika conglomerate some of them saying that this entity should be even disorder would in your opinion that fix the problem it's quite right that there should be criticism of the troika really it's quite extraordinary that. all these countries that are in trouble with the eurozone they've effectively given up parliamentary democracy and handed it over to a very arrogant troika but it's all well and good for members of the european parliament to criticize the troika given that they make up a third of that troika and i would much rather see rather than their parliamentary colleagues i'd much rather see them supporting my plan which is to get the european commission next month in this building
a letter. emotional debate in the way they behaved as part of the troika. my final question just briefly do you think this current economic crisis in the euro zone could somehow lead to a hypothetical collapse of the whole european union there is absolutely no way that the eurozone can last forever they may keep it going for a few more years by invoking ever more extreme measures but ultimately the euro zone is going to break up the economics that break it up it may be civil disobedience or violence on a very large scale that eventually get some of those mediterranean countries out and after that i think the big question then is well what is the european union for and i think that the alternative model that a growing number of people in the e.u. were talking about which is a europe based on cooperation europe based on trade europe based on nation state democracy i think that vision is one that can only grow in support as the years go by. as a reporter very shortly the tough economic times are hurting even the most
vulnerable. i feel like. laying on a gay teen and the blade there and i don't know what he's going to drop or not. thousands of disabled in great britain could soon be forced to prove to the government they are does they build enough to get the money they need to live. in the u.s. military is being made almost daily that the gun time of day hunger strikers are increasing in their number but their official figure is still lower than that claimed by lawyers who say the majority of the one hundred sixty six detainees there have been starving themselves for nearly three months their facial figures rose exponentially after prison guards tried to break up the prisoners protest officials say ninety two detainees are now refusing all sued with seventeen being force fed and two in hospital that have been several recent suicide attempts on the
military's muslim advisor that says he's worried the protest will lead to deaths detainees have grown desperate over their indefinite detention without charge with some believing they'll never leave the notorious facility as an she's going to check on our records. u.s. officials now acknowledge that ninety two detainees source starving themselves of guantanamo the military has been updating the numbers since the middle of march saying at the beginning that there were fourteen people on strike the detainees defense lawyers have been saying all along there were many more around one hundred thirty they say earlier this month the president tried to put an end to the strike by putting the inmates in solitary confinement authorities said they raided the communal living area and force the detainees into individual cells to prevent them from covering cameras did help the number has doubled since then according to the officials again the numbers that we've been getting from defense lawyers were different all along out of one hundred sixty six one tunnel prisons eighty six have
been cleared for release so the sole reason they're still held captive is their nationality i had a chance to ask. an assistant secretary on human rights about this collective punishment based on nationality here's what she said the president has made clear his commitment to closing guantanamo but this has to be done in accordance with u.s. law in consultation with the congress so it has to reassure you back to their statements from the white house and the spokesman that it's not just about those who have been cleared for release but many other inmates have never been formally accused the thing defense lawyers say it's been a dead end for them trying to get their clients out whenever asked about these issues the administration gives the same response it were first to congress but the lawyers say even with the transfer restrictions in place the current law still allows for the administration to use waivers to release some of these men but they for some reason don't use those it's really not clear what can change the status
quo at this point an advisor for the pentagon who visited guantanamo last week came back and said that he predicted dangling strike would lead to death so a long time muslim advisor ed. antonymous who goes by the name zack who goes only by his first name for security reasons he said quote there will be more than one death and then he added that the detainee wanted to die out of hunger and thirst behind covered camors end of quote and the question many now ask is what if someone really dies in this hunger strike will it change something in washington i'm going to go. on of course we're bringing you in-depth coverage of the developing crisis a gun time of day you can always had a website for a full timeline of the events. in the meantime coming up here or not see in just a couple of minutes we'll look at the brothers believed to be behind the boston bombings and the way they put trade in the global media that's ahead don't go away
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today is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule the day. you're watching all see a line from moscow welcome back millions of russians are waiting to see that leads have faced some tough questions posed by the public in his annual q. and a session present preachin will likely have to deal with issues like pensions the living conditions and the corner me and for more on this let's now go to is going off with joining me right now from central very nice to see you this morning this is pieces of finest q. and a session after he became again the president last year what can we expect that . well these communities notions of really become traditional forward to going to
put in even those the first time since he returned to office he's been holding them since two thousand and one both during his first time in office and when he was the prime minister actually was only twice that they were missed but last year instead of holding a q. and a session with the general public clouds were put in they held a massive media conference now another thing sort of traditional about them is their timing and the president is known to be able to go on for a very long time his personal record stands at around four and a half hours but what's new this time is that everyone think it's a question will be given the opportunity to ask a follow up which would really allow people not only to ask the president a question but have a discussion with him. to be precise actually last year he told people for hours and thirty three minutes about let's just wait and see whether he's going to break his record or not but what do you think russians are concerned about.
well the usual topics in that sense are of course pensions jobs and salaries especially in the budget sector away because of doctors and teachers there's health and education and currently there's a developing story around the education minister of many want to see sacked including moment many members of parliament also of course the state of the economy and the struggles in the battles against corruption things like orphans and adoptions in the country and of course russia's international relations especially with the united states which haven't exactly been at their highest point lately interesting are if you go many thanks indeed for that update and of course we'll be talking to you later on today of course as the day progresses. know that thank you . investigation into the ball son martin bombings continues with journalists hunting for every new detail oh he's in the situation it
looks now into the bomb ground of the two suspects and the way they portrayed by the global. terror act that shocked the u.s. the suspects a nineteen and a twenty six year old that's our naive brothers joe hart a u.s. citizen tamara lon on his way to becoming one but both of chechen origin the older brother to milan is said to have traveled to dagestan in russia for several months . he. just on the show did not make detonators these things together with. nutrition despite the media ridge these locations remain unknown to some a lot of people are confusing it with check with the back yeah and. yeah whatever it's called i know i did i can't assume that the majority of americans today even speak english young at the time of the bombings that star now have spent the last decade living in the u.s.
. and while the origin and again religion are over the largely gleaned as the root of all evil the investigation is only in its first stages so the. family member we're just south of there and there are those who knew the two brothers see the media is taking it over the top they can't always be trying to rush to be the first ones to break a new piece of information local blogger luis vasquez knew both brothers while he was here since he was little and if you didn't know a hard name you would just assume that he was an american around here we have a very diverse community and it's normal to here for someone to go back to their country he says over sensationalizing that's our knives background doesn't get any answers to the question why being answered temple and even from coaching with his brother they would never go around pounding their chest. about their religion most . of us a snob had about their background is them telling me where they're from that's
that's after that all this talk about boxing and let's talk about lunch that's my meal went to high school with joe hart who has now been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction so the media has a way of spinning things of course and with regards to his nationality to me it doesn't matter. it shouldn't matter what his religion is either when i graduated there were forty five languages spoken just in my graduating class alone it is not unusual in fact it is very common to hear a foreign language she reminds us that the only suspect alive after the bombings has lived in america since the age of eight i mean come here a younger age you know from everyone that knows and they will tell you and they have told me on certain occasions you know this person was part of the community the attack feels even more personal and devastating for samuel because he knew the brother is responsible but pointing fingers he says at places of birth or religion is far from crucial what is solving this case and bringing justice that takes time
time and effort that would hopefully lead to innocent people feeling safe again security in this country seems like it's more for show than for anything lot of times unfortunately. that needs to change while the media pick apart every single detail they can lay their hands and ears on it seems that what should matter after the tragedy is tackling terrorism and global threats that has no faith upbringing or religion but has become the curse of the twenty first century not just here but all over the world and especially church in our party boston massachusetts. escalating sectarian violence in iraq has some locals ferry there on the same road as war torn neighbor syria more than one hundred iraqis have been killed in clashes on terror on tonks in the past two days alone if there was paid of violence since u.s. forces pulled out a band of twenty eleven this comes amid deepening political term. while with the government struggling to get keep power brokers still want to get that middle east expert lawrence davidson believes washington and brain is actually washington full
sparking the crisis by toppling the iraqi regime and failing to replace it with a stable i'll tell. you thousand here in the morning we will move saddam hussein was the darling of the bad guy. nobody was sad to see him go but he did all day and all right sectarian. violence or very very you know we removed every. thing else we only play safe and no. incentive incentive it seems there are hard. to try to do. science together and what you get is this. area of violence that should have never gotten we open pandora's box and we couldn't close it even when we were there. and the question is what can close. is the
second day in the trial of one of russia's top opposition activists alexina vialli faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly embezzling half a million dollars worth of timber from a state owned company and we're bringing you live pictures from the city of kirov now now violet has called the proceedings politically motivated his defense team yesterday tried to store proceedings by asking the judge for more time to study the charges against their client but after the court refused laws demanded his case be sent to the general's prosecutor's office claiming the charges contradicts the country's penal code. will bring you more later and some news in brief now on several explosions on two natural gas barges in the u.s. state of alabama injured three people the blasts were in the heart of the city of mobile on the east side of the river firefighters and coast guards are now trying to put out of the blaze with a three injured now being treated for burns because of the explosion is not here to
clear this comes just a week after fourteen people were killed and some two hundred injured in a huge blast at a fertilizer fertilizer plant in texas. at least eleven people have been killed and over one hundred injured after an earthquake in northeastern afghanistan the quake measuring five point seven on the richter scale caused the tools in two provinces border with pakistan dozens of houses have been damaged according to the u.s. geological survey surveyed the tremor was felt in kabul and even in islamabad the capital of pakistan. life as a disabled person of britain could soon become a lot harder should say they're now being asked to prove phrase to phrase that they deserve their help but until recently have been taken for granted or his point boyko reports lisa egan's bones break so easily she's already sustained sixty six fractures in her thirty three years she has to use a wheelchair and is one of three point two million brits claiming that disability
living allowance or d.l.a. which helps those who are unable to move around freely because of physical disability but it's being replaced by a new personal independence payment the looming change will see stricter assessments for determining whether or not to sable people deserve tax payers money he says she's terrified she could lose the monthly payments if i lost everything i'd. basically condemned to a life of pounds bellman my quality of life be virtually non-existent but at the moment it's really unclear d.l.a. currently comes in two parts a core payment of up to seventy seven pounds and forty five pence a week and i'm ability component worth up to fifty four pounds that ability component means lisa is provided with a car which she says is the one thing that keeps her from being housebound whether or not she gets to keep what she calls her lifeline will become clear over the next year and a half as the new scheme is rolled out and d.l.a. it's scary. you know i feel like you know laying
on a gate seeing the blades that i don't know what is going to drop or not. that. does that. mental oh absolutely. i yeah. i don't think i'm going to elaborate on that one on camera and yet the government is on a mission to drastically reform the welfare state today almost one pound in every three spent by the. government goes on welfare in a world of freeze competitiveness a world where no one is owed a living we need to have a welfare system the country can properly afford in order to do that private companies are toss health care and capita have been drafted in to run the assessments for the changeover from disability living allowance to. their reputation precedes them they've already carried out assessments for people
receiving incapacity benefits another type of welfare payment to those who are suffering an illness that renders them unable to go to work many people really do worry assessments for paper going to be very similar to the woman such a currently held for placement sports allowance of the work capability assessment we've heard of so many cases of abuses of people being treated badly medicals and people not being listened to. in so many cases where people have lost benefits as a consequence of one of these assessments they've appealed and the appeal has been over to by a tribunal last month brain damaged amputee marquez's who can't walk or talk was classified as fit for work after one such assessment his story is at the worst the government's own figures show that one thousand three hundred people died after being told they should go back to work by outof health care and now they're preparing to assess d.l.a. claimants a recent survey found one in five doctors say disabled patients have committed or
attempted to commit suicide as a result of undergoing for fear of undergoing the assessments for capability they aren't reading about mobile somedays i think. yes i am worthwhile human being and i you know. subsistence level benefits that keep me alive. now the days you're forced into questioning you know i am i really worth it . whether or not the government thinks leaser is worth it she'll find out in twenty five. when her assessment comes but to critics the changes are about saving money rather than making the system fairer personal view is. compassion is not manifest in seeing these changes do not represent a compassionate society. london. and up next for you this hour the untold stories of the niger delta minutemen.
this is misty's see. him no this is not a fifty's beside fi movie slogan it is what a.b.c. news is trying to find out when they investigated how alina finally textured beef is produced this type of quote beef has become very widespread throughout fast food restaurants and supermarkets in the usa and has led to its south dakota based manufacturer posting profits in the hundreds of millions of dollars but so what's wrong with some processed before you might ask well the reporting showed that ammonia and other rough chemicals were doused on to the meat to kill equal i bacteria and make it safe for consumption although this product is for smoking
legal the film is about public backlash and many companies gave up ordering the mysteriously and finally took should be ok while the mainstream media for once actually did something valuable for society and what did they get in return sued yeah the pink slime crew decided to sue a.b.c. news and forced them not to divulge their company's secrets as well as punish them for defamation against their product which led to profit losses and guess what they won the lawsuit well defaming products that on mass could destroy the health of millions of americans is no blasphemy in my book but that's just my opinion. so.