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tonight tens of thousands of enraged turks fill the streets of istanbul demanding the government immediately resigns with crowds further and good but no holds barred police crackdown. passions give way to violence in frankfurt says riot gear clad officers plow into marching protesters threatening a second day of paralysis for the euro zone financial capital. and that american british citizen a killed in the syrian war fighting alongside the opposition amid fears that the pro rebel rhetorics pushing west of this to foreign battlefields.
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there very good evening to my name's kevin zero in this is r.t. right now it's ten pm here in moscow it's nine in the evening in istanbul turkey where our top story continues to develop this hour let's take a look at the latest pictures coming through to us crowds of people these are live pictures now coming through from istanbul gathered in tanks and square there in the center one of the largest displays of public anger the country's seen in years the protesters are asking that the government should go after local rally was brutally dispersed by the police it triggered violence all across turkey in fact taking a closer look at the scene over the last two days this is what it looked like over the last forty eight hours we saw a swelling police presence in the city earlier on saturday with riot police numbers seemingly matching those of the protesters water cannon was used to disperse the demonstration jet strong enough in fact to not people down. matta tear gas used
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against the crowds is reportedly seen around a thousand people seek medical help there's comment from turkey's prime minister reject the one he's vowed to press ahead however with the controversial part with development there that. sparked all this anger in the first place although we think this is just the catalyst for it a lot of correspondents there saying the real local issue is the worry that the country's perceived creepy islamization while the traffic was blocked as people from neighboring towns headed into mr ball to join in with the protests there. and the anti government fear alyse feeling for marty's agency ruptly is therefore a she's been following these two days now clashes. to buy people on a quickly the monday we're going to resign at the moment as part of me look at the pressures and i think has been the impact in my now days tens of thousands of people essentially occupying action is not a police pursuit of insight it seems that the police have moved from the question
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it's going on that there'd be some months tensions kind of hobbling underneath the sense it's been tied. being a to the protests and clashes much more i'm turning to the happening now which is really good begin to protest movement that we've seen in time. to conflict in two thousand and three over the last three months have been protests. including that the government policy really just as has come out accusing. women of collaborating with the opposition in libya against the government of bashar assad and then of course being a protest against the. growing again icon child which had been going on for days and then they came to heads a couple of months. as a child. child arriving to be a guy can a country of course so many people is very symbolic of the problems with the types
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compliment talking to the people that have being imprisoned in creating high ranking members that the military generally teaches you name it really and. what's happening now with a protest against the bulldozing of treason by the park in taxi and. i skated very quickly and it seemed like i was just kept at it for many grievances that have been how i live sections of the population here and now it really looks like this has been going on for several days and you're reading the. signs of it subsiding. we spoke to a local reporter. who believes the unrest won't have gained such struction if the police had in the way did so hard. it was very peaceful they were camping there full of three days and the police used the pepper spray is and not your guys initially and then just the everyday just got bigger and bigger you know tens of
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thousands of people joined the protest clear but it's amazing to see how very small talk is the more into a nationwide. clashes and demonstrations so it's that the government thought that these are the more gentle groups are trying to. trying to block the construction workers but it turned out that that's something that wasn't the case is the police continue to use excessive force and fear demands you know going beyond the park so turkey's prime minister. has acknowledged excessive force against protesters attacks and square was used professor mark almond an international relations expert frank was built university told us promise to read one might see a repeat of what happened to leaders oh said by the arab spring. massive police action of course it has backfired and this is a very dramatic moment for the prime minister mr own has had for the first time to
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step back he was extremely aggressive in his initial statements that he wouldn't tolerate protests and now the man who was the first world leader to call for president mubarak to resign is now talking rather eerily like mubarak did shortly before his own fall he's now saying he's going to investigate the police he's got the people he wants to carry on the project so he's managing to in a sense muddy the water but i don't think really to calm the situation because if he insists on carrying on with this project which is very unpopular still going to keep the protest going piece a public relations disaster with huge economic implications. don't forget r.t. dot com our web site we invite you to get live updates on the unrest in turkey including footage and photos of the clashes and tell us how you think this is going to pan out as well in fact it's the subject of our web vote right now it's been going all afternoon thank you for voting if you have. pretty much evenly split between the two top answers in fact that r.t. dot com this is what you're telling us thirty six percent of you think that if this
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isn't careful it could turn into a turkish spring marc album was just a ritual is not just now as well thirty four percent of you think we're going to see more of the kind of harsh crackdown that we've already witnessed this weekend twenty percent of you think we're going to get the way it's going to force major ten percent of you think this is going to fizzle out by the end of the week and you can say with all pans out there this vote for a good few hours yet please have your say and plenty more pictures plenty more comment on our website r.t. dot com. this is part of the. world. here. four hundred people have been detained in the eurozone financial capital after clashes broke out there a second day of anti austerity protests frankfurt's home to the european central bank an institution that's increasingly drawn the ire of protesters peter all of us
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there for r.t. . what had been a peaceful protest is turned into a series of ongoing scuffles between riot police and demonstrators here in frankfurt as part of the twenty third team bookkeeper. we seen paint throwing the police here we see the police return with pepper spray just right now what we see as protesters try and break through police lines that have been holding them in this area for around three and a half hours now only started after during a march that was supposed to go to the center of frank good police they demanded that demonstrators removal masks that they were wearing and they refused apparently paint was throwing around several hundred riot police moved in and forcibly moved but the demonstration in sink into several groups basically shutting down most of downtown central front in front of the european central bank headquarters that bank
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headquarters right now looks more like an army barracks than a then a well a banking headquarters but this is being i say ongoing for several hours right now it doesn't show any sign of letting off but it's just it's every now and again we're seeing sporadic outbreaks of pushing shoving occasionally paint being thorough and well organized as of the event who were right at the front of the march told me that they believe that the. that this was planned all along by the police that the large police presence that was out here on saturday was designed to have this particular corner to disrupt the demonstration and to us and to schools what we're seeing right now on the phone. the police might try and disrupt the demonstration at the school they were here in large numbers this is a bridge just what they're doing is illegal and suspected weeks ago that they would do this here to try and put across the wrong story about this new one high prices
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you want to fight for the people of europe in favor of europe and nothing ever all the fact. that democracy is being curtailed and we're protesting against that but we're especially focusing on the suffering of the people in lisbon athens madrid in berlin or island who want to bring victims into the spotlight as well as the main sources of this crisis and the main sources of thanks big companies and corporations and loose financial controls but not the people. morgan geyser say some twenty thousand protestors are attending the march the police say it's more like seven now they are supposed to and told us radice of the occupy london movement had told me that the frankfurt protests is a milestone in itself. but progress is taking place in the world supposedly the most advanced country does to the level of the pro and it does have a level of impoverishment even in countries where we think are doing very well and of the same time we all just those are growing more kind of them. because of the people taking. conscience that goes beyond national borders but also shows them in
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crisis becoming more and more centralized an authoritarian obviously the move to have a years in prison a single figure kinglike of the good i think one thing that the reaction i mean over the last couple of years have taught at length to so many of our guests about the demise of the euro but end of the day the euro is still there and saw the truck just as against it think about it is there a lot about the fact that we're trying to tap into the same time when more traditional show to speak brought aside just greece perhaps or even egypt two years ago no strings of definitions there's a lot of flare a little blanket still going on voting so now it's not just the public even a bureaucrat seem to vote enough as well coming up on brussels taking britain to court over substandard welfare for foreigners but the u.k. once again telling the e.u. it's overstepping the mark on. human rights activists of
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reported that at least three foreigners including a british man and an american woman have been killed fighting alongside rebels in the same room war they were shot dead during an ambush near the turkish border amid clear signs that both are taking part in military action in syria the woman is thought to be thirty three year old single mother from michigan what details marty's one important. the american woman that killed fighting alongside opposition forces in syria has been identified as thirty three year old nicole lynn mansfield her driver license photo in which she's pictured wearing a headscarf was broadcast by a syrian television station mansfield reportedly converted to islam after falling in love and marrying an arab immigrant according to her family mansfield of forced that man three years ago now the u.s. is reportedly working via the czech republic mission in syria to obtain more information about mansfield's but this is not the first case of an american
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fighting in syria earlier this year eric harroun a former u.s. soldier made headlines when he posted videos of himself online in which he appeared to be fighting with rebel groups holding weapons and driving with fighters through contested parts of syria shirl's saw your days are numbered you're going down in flames you should just quit now while you can and leave you're going to die no matter what where you go we will find you and kill you ironically the u.s. state department recently demanded that hezbollah immediately withdraw its fighters from syria saying that their involvement on the side of president assad signaled broadening of the war but in the meantime the u.s. state department it seems can't keep track of its own citizens involvement in the civil war reporting from new york we're in a port not party. with use of westerners being killed in syria's battles bucks
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a recent report them by europe something terrible to suggest that the u. citizens have trouble to syria in the hundreds in the last two years many entering the country is due how the largest number of believe have come from the u.k. and from politics professor steven students told me it's common in wars where western interests are complicit. we saw some cases of this unfolding oh look you know and indeed in afghanistan back in the days of the anti soviet resistance there are a lot of muslims around the world who have been concerned about the brutal repression coming down from the assad regime against the syrian people but unfortunately many of them have been up looking up with some organizations that are pretty nasty in their own right this is it is fairly unusual though to actually have americans coming in in fact ironically just as there are some elements within the u.s. government pushing for greater u.s. involvement support the rebels we have other branches of the government that have actually been no intercepting in prosecuting americans that have sought to join
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some of the more extreme elements of the opposition detainees painful side of guantanamo bay prison i've written a heartfelt playfully for dependent doctors in the prison what i had to walk like condemned as abusive painful and inhuman treatment and say what i'm going to say just. also to tolerance from the russian the government who's against illegal downloads or some hefty pirate punishment for all involved and that story's coming up but after this break. clear image of the iraq story. twenty day taxi trip through the country. the road full of. clear evidence from north to south. the roots not of iraqi tragedy. after the war waiting for peace. like the taxi on our t.v.
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. are elegant a group of hunger strikers a quantum of a prison of written and open appeal for enter force feeding procedures calling for independent doctors to assess the best treatment for them thirty six inmates in
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a being force fed out of one hundred three detainees some of them starving themselves from us for months let's take a look at and what the inmates have had to say about a procedure that did the u.n. labels as torture this is in their own words. they say the prisoners there said they don't wish to die but they say they're prepared to run the risk after more than a decade of what they call inhuman and degrading treatment the detainees say that they try to refuse the treatments that forced upon them they say sometimes violently they go on to say the procedure is extremely painful and it's done in abusive conditions the letter also accuses medics of performing a treatment experiment as they put it on an unprecedented scale was put on richardson she's an attorney for guantanamo detainee she described to me what are clients being subjected to. if you genius are really attempting to have treatment be restored to them as human beings and rather than being punished and treated like
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animals i have had my clients on me many times they treat animals better than they are treating detainees my client has been kept in solitary confinement many of his items were taken away from him including attorney client mail he was not allowed to have a tooth brush toothpaste or so in his cell for many many weeks i don't know yet even if he's got nothing to this day. they have made conditions a dime's very reason cold for them in the cells they are acquiring that they submit to their humiliating searches of their genital area in order to meet their attorneys or up with a month. it is just humiliating it's been difficult for them to sleep at night they are sometimes taken for their showers in the middle of the night so they have to decide between sleep and getting a little bit of clement s. it's just that. some stories online to look into the market are to dot com cyber activists with the group anonymous say they've packed into the side of every cultural joint monsanto the briefly took the site offline demonstration against
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what the say is the company's insidious growth to do all aspects of the food industry again big story we got the details in the back story there online also to russian smokers so warm thank you very deep last breath up to forty percent of the population now have to watch where they light up new laws come in. balloting puffing away in public buildings are going to be especially areas r.t. dot com when we have more about that too. brussels is taking the u.k. to court for refusing to provide european citizens for the same benefits of bestows on britons but westminster is vowing to fight every step of the way to protect its own laws artie's tesser cilla's following the story. the european commission is once again looking more closely at the affairs of its member states now one that's making particular noise especially while the citizens of that country is the commission's decision to launch a case against the u.k.
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at the european court of justice because the commission says that the u.k. has been discriminatory against nationals of other e.u. countries and receiving welfare now there's already been reaction from the u.k. particularly angry was from the government one from the work and pensions secretary who says that he will not cave in he says the brussels is once again launching a land grab and over reaching into its areas of responsibilities and meddling into the affairs of national governments now we have spoken to a legal expert to explain to us why the commission has done what it has. a case where the commission. for feeling that we. know that he wants to have a referendum in two thousand and seventeen you want to renegotiate the treaty. i mean. this latest move by brussels has once again brought to the forefront issues like sovereignty of member states immigration or the pressure put on social welfare systems the very issues the really have led to an increase in support for your
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skeptic parties and countries like the u.k. the commission is looking also at another country and it says that it has received complaints that the e.u. insurance health card which is supposed to entitle citizens to free health care in public hospitals while they're traveling to other countries within the block and it has been refused by some spanish hospitals so one the one hand you have the commission maintaining that it's simply implementing the rules on the other you have accusations that brussels is once again dipping into the affairs of national governments and in the context of a grave economic crisis and very public displays of social dissatisfaction this is yet another stress test for the e.u. as it tries to move forward reporting from brussels i'm tess are cilia. hundreds of english defense league members have taken part in rallies across great britain today the luxury peaceful police were called for intervene of a number of thirty one anti fascists activists were also arrested in london one of the protests during a heated exchange with members jumping onto islamic slogans group experienced
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a surge in support in the wake of the gruesome murder of a british soldier borders ten days ago. when one of the deadly tornadoes hit oklahoma city has killed at least nine injured around fifty some critically indeed a mother and a baby are among the dead there as that storm smashed vehicles along a major highway the area's barely had a chance to start recovering from the lethal storms a fortnight ago when a wild white tornado killed twenty four leveled community. leader of france's far right party could now face racism charges after the european parliamentary committee decided to revoke or in weepie of unity in a secret vote the move has to be confirmed by the full parliament but that's only seen as a formality two years ago the french government over the case against her in the pan after she compares muslims pray give the streets now the occupation. now qaida cells working in baghdad to make saturated mustard gas has been broken up iraq's defense ministry says the extremists were planning to launch attacks in iraq
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as well as in europe and north america sarin is also being suspected of being used by syria's rebels according to the u.n. the free ride could be about to end for russian internet users who like to get their music and movies gratis the minister of culture is no got a plan for the pirates which would mean anyone involved in uploading or downloading illegal material could be slapped with a fine of up to thirty thousand dollars he got his skin off explains more. everyone likes music but far from everyone likes to pay for it and why bother if so many different online file swappers and torrent websites can offer your fevered tunes for free online piracy has become so widespread in russia even experienced and internationally playing bands have long stopped counting on any serious profit from the seals their albums well for russian people it's kind of obvious to download music for free now on the internet and they don't have. such thing in
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their mentality as if you were a support. artist you like you. records online by cds vinyls and stuff like that so. this is not happening here how do you end up making money. concerts according to official statistics a shocking ninety nine percent of online media content in russia is counterfeit and nearly seven out of ten citizens openly admit they download for free when the social mogul movement the financial losses a just as big as the black market itself and not only for cinema but music literature everything connected with intellectual property it's simply impossible to calculate how much we will lose until it's legalized the illegal media market doesn't just sap the entertainment industry's profits but it's also affecting the way future projects are financed it's no secret a big blockbuster movie needs
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a big budget the decorations alone need sufficient investment of both craft and cash to completely transport the audience to a whole other reality but right now in russia this cinema magic is a largely possible due to state funding since private investors are mostly scared away by piracy last year alone the russian government invested over two hundred million dollars in the film industry but even that level of investment struggles to tempt audiences back into theaters and away from the pirates now the president is getting involved looking for ways to legalize the content without harming internet users personal freedoms for media bosses a lots at stake. we believe that without piracy films will be able to return twice more investment state and private will say one month after a movie premieres in cinemas it could be released on to the web for free but with adverts and legally obligated parliament is set to review a new anti-piracy draft
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a bill aimed at punishing. all internet users not only those uploading illegal content but downloading it as well but that's not the end of the story a lot more is in the frame to ensure the pirates don't get the happy ending you go to school of moscow. stay with us just a couple minutes from now martin takes a close look at the most recent maneuvers of the billionaire brothers who hold influence over a big swathe of american money making one after the break. distractions one thing the media does very well we all tend to focus on one spicy issue of the moment and ignore the rest geale those are definitely worth the media attention but
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let's not ignore the fact that the food people eat around the world is an attack from multiple fronts antibiotics are often overused in cattle which can and eventually said they will lead to anti biotics resistant bacteria evolving animals are also injected with various hormones which can make their way into our stomachs and speaking of mysterious things getting into our body pretty much any crops that you we are doused with all sorts of pesticides and sit on top of powerful fertilizers which can affect bodies of water far beyond the fence of the farm obviously technology has been and should be used in farming so we all don't starve i get why pesticides exist and why they start giving diseased animals antibiotics but there comes a point where out putting a lot of poisonous food will kill you just as dead as slowly starving will there is a healthy middle ground out there somewhere but if we only worry about just the g m o's and only won that battle then we'll still be eating food loaded with bad stuff
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just other bad stuff but that's just my opinion. world. series technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future of coverage. you live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous bad luck i got so. i mean. i know that i'm speaking really really messed up. in the old story so closely. it's. the worst you're going to see a little white house of a. radio guy and four minutes from a cricket. club for about fifteen years you've never seen anything like this i'm
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telling. you. what i mean martin well guys we've got a packed show for you today so let's get to it and let's break this up. there are a lot of different ways to artistically express one's opinions and political beliefs i do it through the show and my art work some do it through music and others use the power of their words spoken word that is today on the show will be broadcasting some great voices who specialize in this craft omar moves as an award winning poet from queanbeyan australia is the son of an australian journalist and malaysian poet which is going to be a unique perspective on this generation.


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