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a global frack attack the rallies around the world unite against a shale drilling to mandan the authorities open their eyes or to the risks of the dangerous technology. in the eye of the storm i want to report on the syrian village of mali i mean still rebel fighters whose territories have it encircled and. never heard of serco they're sure to land one row way. on the ground yet wrong there is a british services call also involved in the country's day to day needs but has some big questions to answer over failure and for claims.
that live from moscow this is our with me to bomb and say it's good to have you company with us the morning let's take a look at our top story saturday is global strike down day and international protest uniting activists worldwide demanding a ban on shale gas drilling activists as the unknown no one the authorities to hear the truth about the risks of the technology although british leaders are smitten with the feel the prime minister being a vigorous advocate of the risky take me as laura smith reports. it's going to make household energy bills. he says it will create loads of job c infuses we'll pay you if you let us do it in your area u.k. prime minister david cameron has got behind working in a big way almost evangelical in his drawing to sell it to the british people north
and south it's a tough sell as he's found out from environmental groups cool people worried about the countryside being hauled off and down the u.k. . locals and campaign is barricaded to propose drilling but to money and they now vowed to move back to wherever. the prepping energy goes next. and they've got the experience of americans to back them up one hundred times more for a king well yeah in the us than in the whole of europe an environmental impact all showing campaign is talk of gas and dangerous chemicals leaking out from underground contaminated water supply to air quality and even quakes linked to.
and they've been seen here in the u.k. record by drilling. but the government decided that didn't just deploy a ban on the technique according to cameron it would be a big mistake to rule fracking out on environmental grounds in the choice between boosting the economy and saving the environment the british prime minister has come down firmly on the side of the economy. in canada demonstrations held over the palace week a resulted in clashes with police and arrests around one hundred officers struggled to control crowds of one hundred. these purple spray on protesters who responded with petrol bombs demonstrators blocked roads and set the cars on fire and that is forty people were arrested. so what's thought to be so dangerous about fracking and do the benefits of creating jobs and feel odd weigh the risks
here's how it works the companies need to drill deep down about a kilometer into a shale rock formation and inject water into the cracks to crack them and extract oil and gas not to run a well you need millions of gallons of water combined with sand and chemicals and much of this water loaded with cancer causing radioactive substances returns to the surface and could get into lakes and rivers not to mention that the poisonous fluid can contaminate the ground and then comes. as a highly potent greenhouse gases are gases are released in the atmosphere but the drilling firms are doing everything they can to prove that people shouldn't fear fracking as active as emily was explains. has spent millions of dollars trying to educate the general public through advertising to believe that fracking for every last drop of oil and gas is good for us and likewise they've spent tons of money both through lobbying and campaign contributions to try to
convince elected officials at the highest level as you i think are being lobbied to believe that this is in this is something that they should be behind and they often use what we call green washing to make it seem like. natural gas just that warm alone is cleaner when in fact this is the multinational oil and gas industry and their motivation is to generate profit for their shareholders and they will do that regardless of what their costs are to local communities who are affected by this process and the larger cost to all of us through what could be long term threats to our drinking water as well as catastrophic climate change. one of the fracking side to was right in your neighborhood well seventy four percent of europeans a c. there is certainly be concerned now in a village in romania locals get to decide whether they want to use the energy giant chevron to explore shale gas under their homes there is
a referendum next month and for now the company has halted drilling following mass protests both on the side am in the romanian capital r. g.'s pretty boy there is fighting the energy giant. locals in this remote region of remaining i have been saddled with an i'm going to guest u.s. energy giant chevron is due to begin drilling for shale gas. agriculture is our lives become could grow in our soil for sure or will die because we've seen in what they have done in other places when we came up on monday morning many residents here fear that the process of fracking could release chemicals into the soil and contaminate the water. i'm so afraid of this kind of gas exploitation people see they will be big problems for our animals because the water will be affected and this song and the food for animals and for us and our children as well we have children and grandchildren what should we do these locals and
environmentalist have been camped out here braving the elements in order to stand up to us oil giant chevron on the armenian government which has given them the green light to start exploratory drilling in the field over there without any public consultation the sense of betrayal is echoed by most protesters there are many in prime minister was against fracking during his election campaign but after being voted into office he changed his mind and granted chevron permits for the controversial practice for now nothing is happening chevron was forced to leave the area last week on able to get past the locals human chain around the site but it's only a matter of time before they retire. they can guess they don't have any future because the children present the future people in the village told us that they can die but this it's important for us to have a future chevron told r.t. that they have all the required permits to begin drilling and plan to return to the
site and begin fracking safely assume as they can something that's less than reassuring for the growing number of people gathering hair when. we hope to stop them even if it means paying with our lives if they want to send the army we will die if it is fated for us to die so let it be but we won't give up until the outflow franking in romania boy i see pretty gestates romania on air and online will be following the day of protests against fracking as they gained steam around the stay with r.t. . nine lebanese hostages have been freed in syria they were part of
a group of shia pilgrims captured by rebel forces over a year ago the still no end to the bitter fighting in the country with the rebels appealing for more money and a western military aid to fight the regime i just worry if an arsenal is one of the few journalists who has been reporting from syria and has spoken to members of the free syrian army inside rebel held territory. we cross the syrian lebanese border every day many times a boy and his son is a soldier for the free syrian army lawful job in this for we take injured people to lebanon hospitals we get i mean issued from there we bring in and out if i just want to go to see their families our cell is a safe haven. our cell is a mostly sunni lebanese village on the syrian border. along this road which appeared here in the first days of the conflict in two thousand and eleven it's possible to reach all of syria's main battlefields bring in weapons or militants
and many have done in those two and a half years. damascus has repeatedly called on foreign nations to stop supporting what it calls terrorists in syria but with these calls apparently ignored taking the capital remains the ultimate go for all the forces fighting crested and assad in addition to that. the security bill that the regime created around damascus is huge and to targeted we need many fighters in advanced weapons and to be honest we don't have those kinds of weapons but what we can do is watch operations here and there to relieve the pressure on the regime last month's attack on the village of my lower here in the southwest of the country could be part of that strategy this ancient mostly christian settlement lies in a valley surrounded by mountains on the way from homs to damascus it's loyal to the syrian authorities but surrounded by f.s.a. held villages it is practically the only obstacle to venton fighters from two large
syrian battlegrounds uniting. in more than a month of clashes between a islamists and opposition fighters on one side and governmental forces on the other dozens were killed according to government sources and the siege continued while we feel and at the scene what you can see over there is a village we can see actually the villages south of what we can see is the hotel saffir that the militants have been holding for weeks now so right now we are on the other side of the clashes. from here to the hotel is territory held by the rebels after safai hotel it's the regime this is the highway to damascus but we cannot reach it because of my own rula. the fighters seized control of the heights around the village while we were filming it was still held by them. because the papers using the crisis hundreds of thousands it's just used. just take
a look at this national these days does this to me this is where you see these trees that house them. the soldiers of the syrian army when we were in mali alongside the army there were snipers in these very caves in the mountains around the village stopping us from getting out but i was stuck here in this corner and we're now trying to get out of here. but while f.s.a. soldiers can hold their opponents they seem unable to make their own advances have mount an f.s.a. fighter was injured in the newer he says they need more money and american military aid washington has conceded a limited assault on syrian military bases over august's chemical attack ghazi imo if they strike with just ten rockets the regime of bashar al assad will fall by itself. but america changed track after moscow pushed washington to agree on
a peaceful way forward to build its warships spec from mediterranean and put its tomahawks on hold it didn't please everyone. saying us all of them are liars the americans the arabs all of them i don't know how i can express it better and we're not hoping for anything from them this. was army forces struggling to come but fighters haydon in the mountains and militants helpless in the face of government tanks a to agree and. the country's at a deadly impasse is neither side prepared to blink first the parties morea for national reports from fragmented syrian rebel held territories. syria on level. one are today. as a family's killed in an afghan taliban attack on an international residence complex we hope to be a candidate for next year's presidential election who explains to us what he thinks is behind the increase in insurgent attacks so that's ahead. and
a decades long roll was over those are using all the water boiling point in the southern u.s. with three states a locked in a legal battle the details coming up. the global financial system is put to keep time to rebuild something better something less corrupt perhaps in fact three architecting of the global financial system is happening right now as i speak these words doesn't matter whether you like it or not it is happening why the research well the former french prime minister dominique de villepin recently said the u.s. has used its three phenomenal privileges to put the financial stability of the whole world that.
is on the. one hundred twenty three days. through two hundred cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand. in a record setting trip by. their. first face. olympic torch relay. on r t v dot com. thanks for staying with us here on our transport health care prisons school services and many other public services. and in the u.k. as one firm with a finger in all those pies but few in the u.k. will now and know much about it even though it's accused of shady performance and even overcharging taxpayers for tesa silly investigates the suspicions about. for
bicycles for rent a health services prison speed cameras ambulances and even the government's work programme for the jobless chances are they're operated by global private companies that you may have never even heard of have you ever heard of the companies. should know better about. have you ever heard of the compas group the company. have you ever heard of serco. and on the ground you know one of the biggest companies providing public services a thanks to outsource government contractors a company called serco operating various services for the transport for london electronic tagging a presence for the ministry of justice and some out of hours general practice services for the national health service now these are just full of areas of the company operates and the company is currently making headlines as is being
investigated for fraud mismanagement of a long list of complaints on the quality of the service it provides are they competent to have their expertise. they really effectively manage the service and i think. it's becoming clear that. for its part has said that the situation is being dealt with we will embed quickly and effectively any changes needed into the way we do business and we expect to emerge stronger as a result they're practicing this. publicity two different things the u.k. government is set to continue on its massive outsourcing drive the n.h.s. or the health service for instance isn't working on its single one big it's a contract to date inviting big. valued between seven hundred million or one point one billion pounds one of the reasons that these public service markets often go wrong is because the pace and scale of reform is causing significant problems in the rush to develop public service market is avoidable errors have often been made
and design and oversight and what we would urge the government is to slow down learn quickly from mistakes and correct them out of the system before another mistake grabs the headline but there doesn't seem to be any slowing down on the part of the government and for those in the private sector it's simply business as usual just sort of superiority. those voices in your head it might just be for real scientists not only a step closer to eavesdropping on our thoughts but that their discovery mylar our minds to be manipulated find out who could certainly wave our brains at our t.v. dot com. and monster bushfires that are ravaging solved. right now we've got a gallery of dramatic images showing just how terrifying the blazes are for stricken households. a
family of six has been killed in the latest surge of violence in afghanistan as the country's government comes under pressure to make peace with the taliban four children were among the victims when a taliban suicide bomber detonated a cart full of explosives while leaving an international compound east of kabul a major convoy is said to have been the target foreign forces and diplomatic missions are often come under insurgent attacks as the country braces itself for nato troops withdraw in twenty fourteen one presidential candidate for the next year's election told us that all government control is to blame. i'm afraid the increase has been very very evident in the past few months mr karzai is not leaving an afghanistan that will be remembered as a stable afghanistan and afghanistan that our government has public support a government that has been able to attack bigger problems that people are suffering
from which is poverty lack of jobs corruption lack of rule of law their baby some some some achievements but these achievements have not been because of this government these a few achievements have been because of the mass inertia of the presence of the international community and the global push towards freedom of speech women's rights or some technological advances in the communication area or in the in the media area these are not a government made achievements that were here because of the presence of the international community this government has not produced anything that is sustainable or tangible. are on the world now for some other top stories the un is urging washington to release more data about its drone strikes the organizations latest report says at least four hundred fifty civilians have been killed in pakistan afghanistan and yemen in unmended texan's two thousand and four
a figure that's been downplayed by the u.s. the u.n. wants an investigation to provide. casualty figures. and to torture activists have endured a feeding through a nasal tube outside an appeals court in washington d.c. in protest at the indefinite detention of in an outcome of a grave one has spent more than three months on our water already lost in solidarity with the prisoners who remain on hunger strike over a thousand one hundred detainees rather started refusing food in february over their mistreatment with dozens having since been subjected to force feeding by u.s. authorities. athens has seen another large approach as they gave the greece's far right golden dawn party the gathering was aimed at calm or rating the killing of an empty fascist rapper who rose whose motto was are confers chubais a golden dawn member the organizations leader denies the group was in any way
connected to the attack but the stabbing said the greek government on a wide crackdown against the party. a hostage drama in paris when armed men troops all people captives at a bank in the capital a frenchman who's in his forty's demanded that the state provide social housing for him and his disabled son after police are surrounded the building the man who was eventually persuaded to surrender after two hours and no one was home. dramas the truth being the worst. stories others who refused to go to. places changed the world the right. to pictures. from around the globe.
broke. in the u.s. three neighboring states are struggling to divide supplies from one shared rhythm a battle that's been going on for decades they blame each other for using too much water as wall looks at their dispute. for over two decades three states have been in a bitter battle over water now the fight has reached a boiling point there certainly is an issue about whether there's enough water for everybody georgia alabama and florida all have a stake in the apalachicola chattahoochee flynn's river system it's the source of drinking water fishing business and recreation or i'm standing right now i am in georgia just on the other side of this river that's alabama now the water is flowing down south into the state of florida and with all three states having a stake in this river it's leading to a war over water early october florida filed
a lawsuit against georgia in the supreme court the sunshine state charged its northern neighbor with using too much water florida says georgia's water consumption is drying out business for oyster farmers oysters need a healthy mix of fresh and salt water to thrive so who is sucking up the most water many blame out lana the city is growing and so is its third for water. is population growth this comb this climate change is coming we're starting to stretch our water resources particularly periods of drought but outside florida experts keeping an eye on the water level of the chattahoochee river say it's not all atlanta's fault but that there's also a lot of climate change strands we see less rainfall the new year will last ten years and that certainly affects the flow into apalachicola and there's a lot of other variables that of oysters other than just bridge waters the
neighboring states have been fighting over the rivers resources for over twenty years one lawsuit after another there's been no solution that clinches everyone's thirst it's not very often that the come to. a. consensus around something that both people have some give and taking and they you there win or lose usually in court you think of the cost of twenty three years of litigation and these yes and then the federal agencies that are involved it's enormous for the most part the river is regulated by the army corps of engineers if florida gets its way the corps would force atlanta to cut back on its water consumption and divvy up the water among the three states but some that have a stake in the river still hold out hope that the dispute can be settled outside the courts i would hope that within the next five years the three states can get to
the table and and brian wells aleutian of the in columbus georgia list of all party . up next the world economy and america's painful sun town with math and states on how the financial audit should be reshaped. switzerland will soon vote if they should start giving out thousands of dollars in cash to every adult citizen in the country you heard me right there's a grassroots campaign that is trying to get the government to give out to every adult says in two thousand five hundred swiss francs approximately two thousand eight hundred dollars per month the motivation for the project is that many in
switzerland fear that the financial crisis has caused wealth inequality to skyrocket you know i'm not an expert at swiss culture so maybe people there are different but if they gave out thousands of free dollars per month anywhere i've lived you would see the majority of people going into early retirement and not working at all and sort of like how they tell people not to feed the bears at parks because then the bears lose their instincts and will go hunt because getting a sandwich thrown at them is a lot easier i mean why go through the effort of odd thing when the sandwich just magically appears handouts often creates law according to reuters some people are proposing a much better law for switzerland limiting executive pay to being twelve times higher than that of the lowest paid employee although this plan is making headlines it seems like a much better idea because it doesn't to motivate people to be productive and yet it would create almost utopia like levels of wealthy quality also if the bosses salary is tied to the employees that a lot of people be getting raises very soon this one to twelve p. ratio is much better than the free swiss francs and it gets my seal of approval but
that's just my opinion. is real journalism a thing of the past in much of the western world in the name of security challenging the official media message of the elites is often met with serious threats and reprisals whistleblowers are damned and made to feel severe consequences what we may need is a deafening echo chamber warning all to get in line for our.