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concerts to. russia and around the world this is all see with me your leisure probably a hello and welcome to the program massive process in portugal later today as people revolt against the government cuts of around one billion euros is the latest public demonstration of resentment in europe towards the three international financial institutions known as the troika but has to say have a demands are being made of the people for very little result the own of a now reports for us. twenty fifth is the day that the portuguese celebrating nine hundred seventy. revolt of a different kind. on the streets of. thousands 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. as well as their own politicians isn't the only nation that will be saying demonstrations take place. in spain around one thousand four hundred riot police. to try and make sure demonstrations there. as we have seen in the past now it's not just the people of europe that have been voicing their displeasure against the troika. here in europe with senior members of the european parliament voicing their displeasure against the way the handling the seemingly endless financial crisis.
very same. way that the situation. as neo colonialism. must be an inquiry into just who came up with the idea of placing a small. about so much tension and lost respect for the e.u. markets the politicians say. again and they want to make sure that it again and also find out just who suggested 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 want that change to come quickly. and they all see sparks a member of the ministry committing the european parliament who believes the troika
forces 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 we have over the member states and we could see that with cyprus you know they're losing their independence it doesn't matter for a 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 basically a kind of dictatorship it's been hindered by the fact that there is free press
aussies alexei you know chefs case pato no euro skeptic they had of the u.k. independence party nigel farage and he believes the days of the eurozone are numbered and that people should withdraw their money from its banks the for what happened in cyprus happens elsewhere. big investors should be worried all 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 after this happened 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 bell them in 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 dawlish situation if this plan is giving the green light to all 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 and it is difficult to see what they can do to people is if you own property if you've got money in bank accounts in the eurozone get your money out before they come after you because it's perfectly clear that is their plan heading on from here mr ferrars we've heard some harsh criticism coming from some european parliamentary members against 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 it's quite extraordinary that. all these countries that have been troubled with the euro zone they've effectively given up parliamentary democracy and handed it over to a very arrogant troika but it's all well and good but members of the european
parliament 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 let's have a motion of the. in the way they behave as part of the troika mr ferrars 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 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 of. as reporter very shortly the tough economic times are hurting even the most vulnerable. and i feel like. laying on a gay teen and the blade there and i don't know what is going to drop or not thousands of disabled in the u.k. could soon be forced to prove to the government they are does a bold enough to get the money they need to live. the u.s. military's being forced to admit almost daily that the gun time of a hunger strikers are increasing in numbers but the official figure is to lower than that claimed by lawyers who say the majority of the one hundred sixty six detainees have been starving themselves for nearly three months now so their fishel 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 there have been several recent suicide attempts and the military's muslim adviser there says he's worried the protest will ease to deaths detainees have grown desperate over their indefinite detention without charge with some believing they'll never leave the notorious facility as long as he's going there to check on reports. 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 the first lawyers have been saying all along there were many more around one hundred thirty they would say earlier this month the president trying to put an end to the strike by putting the inmates in solitary confinement authorities said they raided the communal living area enforced 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 we've been getting from defense lawyers were different all along out of one hundred sixty six want to animal prisoners eighty six have been cleared for release so the sole reason they're still to help captive is their nationality i had a chance to ask the. 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 by 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 of being 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 saying response they 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 the ongoing strike would lead to death so a long time muslim advisor ed. on top of my name zack was only by his first name for security reasons he said quote there will be more than one death and then he added that the detainees called wanted to die otto hunger and thirst behind covered cameras and followed 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. bring in your in-depth coverage of the developing crisis agung tanabe as you can always have
the international airport in the very heart of moscow. watching r.t. live from moscow great to have you with us millions of russians are waiting to see their leader of faith some tough questions posed by the public in his annual clear in a session president putin will likely have to deal with issues like pensions living conditions and they call me he's the group is kind of has more on how far. these
community sessions have really become traditional forward to middle portion even those the first time since he returned office he's been holding them since two thousand and one both during his first time in office and when he was going to prime minister actually was only twice that they were missed but let's see a last year instead of holding a q. and a session with the general public large group which only 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 will be asking the 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 on the usual topics in that sense are of course pensions jobs and so are actually in the budget sector away those of doctors and teachers believe there is health and education and currently there's
a developing story around the education minister who many want to see sacked including the 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 adoption 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. the investigation into the boston marathon bombings continues with journalists hunting for every new detail of his and to see a trick and it looks now into the background of the two suspects and the way they're being portrayed by the global media. a terror act that shocked the u.s. suspects a nineteen and a twenty six year old that's our naive brothers joe hart was a u.s. citizen to milan 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
. and twenty four the older brother it was done just on the show to make detonators once again or even to russia and stayed in place nutrition despite the media rage these locations remain unknown to some 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 nine have spent the last decade living in the west country with. yes you know and while the origin and yet again religion are over ready largely gleaned as the root of all evil the investigation is only in its first stages somebody screwed up innocent family made them become a member were to sell us their plan 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 hear 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 the most. conversation i've had about about their background is them telling me where they're from that's it that's it and then after that all this talk about boxing let's talk about lines that said samuel went to high school with joe hart. he has now been charged with use of weapons of mass destruction 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 when i graduated there are 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 he reminds us that the only suspect alive after the bombings has lived in america since the age of eight i don't come here the younger age you know from everyone that knows and they will tell you and they have to be 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 a 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 face upbringing or religion but has become the curse of the twenty first century not
just here but all over the world and especially. boston massachusetts. and to get the latest updates on the investigation into there was a terrorist attack on american soil since nine eleven head to our website dot com and here are some of the stories waiting for you there on line greece resorts to a seventy year old grudge as a tool against recession and declaring it will seek fresh repair ations from germany dating back to the not occupation during world war two more details had to . wiki leaks triumph against the company that once prevented donations being made to. the whistle blowing web site with a court deciding that every month filled the blockade well the trucks hundreds of thousands of dollars in finals. collating sectarian violence in iraq has some locals fearing that down the same road as well tony was syria well then one hundred iraqis have been killed in clashes and terror
attacks in the past two days alone is the was spate of violence since u.s. forces pulled out of band of twenty eleven and it comes amid deepening political turmoil with the government struggling to get key power brokers to work to get that middle east expert lawrence davidson blames washington post sparking the crisis by toppling the iraqi regime and failing to replace it with a stable alternative. if you there was a year where. saddam hussein was the darling what is the bad guy. nobody was there to see him go they did all their rights their. original by words very very you know we removed every. thing else from the only place said and no he also said. that there are hard. to try to do. two sides together and what you get is this gives or for those
that carry. it should have never got it we open pandora's box and we couldn't close even with their. question is what can close. 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 the blaze with the three injured now being treated for burns the cause 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 plant in texas. at least eleven people have been killed and over one hundred eight injured after an earthquake in northeastern afghanistan the quake measuring five point seven on the richter scale caused casualties in two province near the border with pakistan
dozens of dozens of houses have been damaged according to the u.s. geological survey the trauma was felt in kabul and even in islamabad the capital of pakistan. a life as a disabled person in britain could soon become a lot harder they're now being asked to prove face to face that they deserve the help that until recently have been taken for granted these poor boy colorful. 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 say both 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 housebound that's my quality of life be virtually non-existent but at the moment it's just really unclear d.l.a. currently comes in two parts a core payment up seventy seven pounds and force france a week and i'm ability component worth up to fifty four pounds that mobility 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 p.r.p. scheme is rolled out and d.l.a. is replaced it's scary. you know i feel like. laying on a gating and the blades there and i don't know if it's going to drop or not. is that. does that take care of mental problems oh absolutely.
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 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. 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 that the assessments for paper going to be very similar to the want to go and they held for sports allowance of the work capability assessment we've heard of so many cases of abuses
of people being treated badly medical 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 repeal has been over to tribunals last month brain damaged amputee marquez who you can't walk or talk with classified as fit for work after one such assessment the story isn't the worse the government's own figures show that one thousand three hundred people died after being told they should go back to work by itself health care and now they're preparing to assess d.l.a. comments 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 noble 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. why are really worth it. whether or not the government thinks leaser is worth it she'll find out in twenty fifteen when her assessment comes but to critics the changes are about saving money rather than making the system fairer my personal view is. compassion is not money first of all seeing these changes do not represent a compassionate society. london. up next breaking the side delves into the latest news of a look by the mainstream media to stay with us. download
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