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the victims of a suicide bombing and lives of six people describing a scene of carnage we report volgograd on the. career but there's. also the program for you here at. the u.s. must explain why these people have been killed. drone war in pakistan condemning the regular civilian casualties as nothing short of war crimes. in one of the richest countries of the world. most vulnerable are in danger of being left out in the cold. with closure.
thank you for joining us here on r.t. this morning it's now eleven am here in moscow i'm. for this hour three days of mourning have been declared in the russian city of volgograd after a suicide bombing aboard a packed bus when this is just nightmarish scene of. bloodied survivors left in shock on able to understand exactly what happened earlier in the program here on. volgograd for us as she told me of the horrifying. the city itself is on a heightened state of alert right now with investigators still on the scene combing the scene and the bus that remains standing behind me for clues to put this piece
of this pieces of the puzzle together now at the scene here six people lost their lives forty three were injured many of them very critically injured local hospitals were inundated with very severe injuries witnesses say it just looked like a war zone severed limbs and severe birds everywhere they love many of these people were sent to moscow for more intensive treatment investigators arrived with the first light of day and they're now actually breaking through rubble on the side of the of the bus to see if they can find anything that would give them more clues as to what happened and why the loved ones of the bombing on says this point do we know exactly what happened on the bus well that investigator has told r.t. that if women boarded the bus yesterday afternoon and that an explosion then took place at the back of the box first call came into emergency at around two pm local time and at the scene be fragments of an explosive device putting
a grenade t.n.t. and shrapnel was found but we found a witness who happened upon it just moments after the blast took place let's listen to what he's got to say. there were many ambulances and police around people getting out from the coast to help they were pulling people out of the bus giving them water sharing their first aid kits what shocks me is that there was one woman still inside the bus satele covered in blood and i couldn't tell whether she was dead or life the bus route starts at the city's heart center and also pulses near the university so the bus was full of home patients and students one of the theories it's been going around is the possibility this attack may have been intended for moscow if you heard anything about that that's right in fact investigators tell us. that the woman response ball most likely for this bombing is thirty year old from dagestan her name what's now you see all of us apparently she
was meant to be heading to moscow but to that jacket that waiting for her the two men are actually wanted when terrorist attacks in dagestan may have twenty another man who is suspected to be on his way to moscow to help carry out the attack this retrieve something off a man who reportedly went missing in two thousand and twelve his parents went on russian television searching for him obviously now he is running from the police in this case and paradox here we spoke to alexandra dahmer an expert on international terrorism and a visiting lecturer at several u.s. universities he says terrorism of this sort is nothing regional it's a concern of global importance i can tell you that you know we are dealing with this kind of a terrorist international channel divided what's happening in america in boston or in a coma city in the ninety five well we cannot separate it from what has just happened in boulder out from what happened in they'd all be just several weeks ago we are in
the same boat and this is very unfortunate and we need to deal with it this is something you know about happens. kind of irregular basis this is snopes first time this is not the last time but once again on the way in the same boat and i'm like just several years that you went ahead with school and you know with expression one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter i can see you know. no matter what if somebody is an attitude to russia and the russian government would have a terrorist attacks in russia this is a terrorist attack not just them against the russian people it's against this is a terrorist attack against everybody on our web same as a collecting and publishing all the latest for you on this terror. in volgograd for extensive background including those behind it and how they raise their finances for example those details that are to dot com right now. we're coming to you live
from moscow as amnesty international is accusing the u.s. of committing war crimes through its drone program in pakistan a report from the human rights organization lists recent incidents and says there's an almost complete absence of transparency of the activists of challenging the obama administration to prove it's really investigated all cases of unlawful killings though they could be an awful lot to look at for example the program began in two thousand and four under the bush administration though two thousand and six was the deadliest year in his presidency when almost one hundred civilians were killed but since two thousand and eight the use of drones has spiked in pakistan particularly when barack obama was elected president in two thousand and nine hundred and sixty two victims most of them considered not to be militants the next twelve months of obama's administration seeing a record number of strikes one hundred twenty two and the program continues to take
the lives of many innocent people so ultimately we see the lion share here of drone strikes carried out indeed by that of the obama administration around a thousand civilians have been killed and includes at least two hundred children the total number of deaths is more than three thousand people more details now here on r.t. our correspondent lucy calf. the predator drone remotely controlled and heavily armed it's the weapon of choice in the cia's undeclared war in pakistan that's where the u.s. is believed to have launched more than three hundred strikes since two thousand and four the target suspected taliban and al qaeda militants the white house says better drones then boots on the ground and justifies the covert program as both affective and legal america does not take strikes to punish individuals we act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the american people not so according to amnesty
international in a damning new report the human rights group warns u.s. drone strikes could amount to war crimes documents recent killings in pakistan's northwest tribal areas and the lack of transparency surrounding drones this is a secret program in fact in our case we've found at least in some cases they've clearly killed civilians and some of these cases might be war crimes that really concerns us one such case is that of sixty eight year old man nama bibi killed by a u.s. drone last october she was picking vegetables with her grandchildren when that attacks took place a double strike the children miraculously survived. first it was so then i heard that. the first hit and the second hit my cousin. but her grandmother's body was pulverized these missile fragments are all that remain of amnesty documents other such cases but its main point the need for transparency and
accountability the u.s. must explain why these people have been killed people who are clearly civilians must provide justice to these people compensation it must investigate those responsible for those killings the u.s. continues to give very little public information about the drone program but it will face more international pressure later this week that is because on friday the u.n. general assembly will be debating the use of remotely piloted aircraft now in a separate report a u.n. investigation looked at thirty three drone strikes around the world not just in pakistan that violated international humanitarian law and also resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties that report also calling for more transparency and accountability from the united states reporting from moscow i am lucy catherine of parents who we spoke to the head of yourself and your program and i missed the international apology trust got you told us about the specifics of the report and
whether the u.s. government is even aware of it is what she had to say. what we have done it's conduct painstaking research into a specific time period in pakistan where u.s. has carried out drone strikes and that's a very recent eighteen months in a very particular part of the country in north waziristan this is one of the most neglected remote areas of the world. ordinary residents suffer abuse from armed groups also disappearances and torture obviously detention for the focused on armed forces on top of that out of the skies. they are being attacked by u.s. drone strikes and in some cases it is that some of those some of the killings have been unlawful that amount to extradition executions or war crimes we contacted the u.s. government in advance of our reports being published. they referred us cia referred us to the white house and the white house referred us to u.s.
president barack obama's speech of may twenty third team which made promises of transparency we've seen little change to date on a lot of news still to come in the program here on our t.v. for example that of america's homeless shelters filling up with yesterday's middle class. working five days a week and still not having a place to call the biggest of america's poor is drastically changing that story from new york. also to come a washington holding out with its age old ally of france a historic friendship undermined by the latest n.s.a. spying scandal now suggesting that millions of french had their phones tapped for that and the rest of the world's top headlines for the. nation. couldn't take three days for charges.
it from moscow it's the kaiser report in a short while here on the program but for now u.s. homeless shelters are struggling to accommodate the growing number of poor americans at the face of the average tenant has certainly been changing over the past few years and sometimes i would even having a full time job means you can't even afford a place to live this report marina porsche nine. the working poor have become among america's fastest growing demographic. charmaine works full time as a telephone data collector i make about two fifty a week depending on the hours that i work and many days the thirty year old eats a free dinner at the new york city rescue mission before heading to the place she's called home for the past five years i come here to eat at the mission then jump on
the train get back to the shelter for curfew at eight o'clock if you don't make it back to the shelter at eight o'clock they've already packed up your clothes a record high of fifty thousand people currently occupying new york city's shelters of those living in them city figures show twenty eight percent of families and sixteen percent of adults are employed the jobs are not paying you what they should be paying you first. and everything is the prices are just on everything. you know it's just not affordable at all in two thousand and eleven forty six percent of new yorkers were considered either or almost poor the income gap in america's richest city is comparable to those of some sub-saharan african countries we see people come in somewhat maybe embarrassed or ashamed or hardworking he didn't have to ask for him now but now through the day he can put food on the table for your family
where you can do in an effort to house supply meet demand the new york city rescue mission recently began a run of the nations to expand its space from three floors to six next year twice the amount of people that and twice the amount of beds will be provided to the hungry and homeless many of whom are working americans former u.s. president jimmy carter has spent three decades promoting and building affordable homes he says america's income inequality is causing members of today's middle class to resemble those who lived in poverty when he was in office in the late seventy's compared to when i left the white house the difference is twice as great as it was between the richest people and poor charmaine was once a freelance makeup artist for revlon and vantage to a cosmetic store life changed following the financial crisis of two thousand and eight when she lost her job so when she hears today u.s. officials brag about an economic recovery they're saying it but they don't really
take a look at it because it's not true i see more people struggling out here and they're working and they're on welfare and they still can't make it leaving millions struggling to find opportunity in the land that old ways promise to marina port ny r.t. new york. so is our star wars becoming a reality for. three and is in a galaxy not very far away tokyo is planning to send its first into orbit to try and shoot down some nasty. in the name of science those details right now on the website. as is the story of the russian sibling of santa claus the olympic flame on the stage of the torch relay you can read more sporting symbols. right now. in the international arena sometimes even best friends do fall out president obama made an apologetic phone call to his french counterpart
over allegations the n.s.a. has been spying on millions in france an argument which is causing real friction in the historic alliance between paris and washington. reports. france is certainly not happy with the latest revelations from ennis a whistleblower edward snowden's leaks the interior minister calling all of this shocking and unacceptable especially the extent to which the spying was happening in a report that was a published in the limo newspaper it says that between december tenth two thousand and twelve an eighth of january twenty two of thirteen the n.s.a. recorded some seventy point three million phone calls in france and what has angered authorities even more is the fact that it's allegedly not just terror suspects remember this is the justification for the practice in the first place but also politicians and businessmen and some government officials and the fact that it's reportedly a systematic recording of targets communications
a very similar reaction that you see coming from another country a high level condemnation of the n.s.a.'s actions coming from mexico which alleges that the n.s.a. also had hacked into the e-mail of its of the president felipe calderon in two thousand and ten now we know that the u.s. director for national intelligence has been defending the legality of these practices but certainly it has not stopped these diplomatic rolls from happening we've seen a reaction coming from individual entities across europe here and other countries that say for example in germany data telecom has been pushing to have all of the data communication just limited to local german servers in order to stop spying from outside specifically the united states and also brazil had planned on having a secure e-mail service also to warn spies but on a broader scale deal with set to sign a vote on a new regulation essentially bans any transfer of the data from e.u. member states to the united states in reaction to all of this is the first major
move really after the edward snowden leaks and also it would hope to subject a large a u.s. or foreign corporations as well as social media providers to follow laws or seventy five's numbering in the billions as has been reported so we are seeing backlash from all levels even up to the highest levels here in europe against the embassies activities. and i write how the us is entering damage control mode with france with obama promising all until they were dissolved the spiral that american political cartoonist and columnist ted rall believes the damage has already been done it's pretty hard to under listening to tens of millions of phone calls isn't it at this point i think what shocking the french is not just the extent to which the united states is spying on their people but also the fact that they consider themselves to be u.s. allies and if this is the way the us treats its friends well what's the point of
being a friend this creates tension between two countries that like to think of themselves as allies and it's said it's difficult for for the french to know exactly to what extent what they're doing is being listened to watched spied upon so you know it it it's hard to be friends with people you don't trust. well let's open up the r.t. world of the with rio de janeiro where protesters clashed with police outside of beachfront hotel where an auction to develop an offshore oil field was being held by striking workers and other unions invaded the cordoned off area despite tight security the police responded using rubber bullets and tear gas those demonstrators threw stones and overturned a car the whole time accusing the government of selling off brazil's riches. and plans to decontaminate the area around japan's fukushima nuclear plant have been delayed for another three years in recent months the facility has experienced
several leaks of toxic water used to cool the reactor just on sunday contaminated water overflowed a barrier due to heavy rain still more than ninety thousand people remain unable to return to their homes in the area. and the disaster at fukushima hasn't stopped the u.k. from striking a deal with a french company to build the first nuclear power plant in almost twenty years it's expected to cost sixteen billion pounds and could supply more than five percent of the nation's energy when completed britain's energy secretary has warned of a looming energy crisis as many of its nuclear plants will close within ten years the former scientific adviser to the u.k. government so david king he says while nuclear energy does carry risks it can certainly be blown out of proportion. once solar energy solar electricity is cheaper than coal fired electricity we are beginning then to be able to solve
the problem without even a carbon price i think one has to be awfully. worried about the scaremongering that goes on about new to energy nuclear energy per kilowatt hour of electricity produced is by far the safest energy historically that we have used to produce electricity we of course know the risks associated with nuclear energy but knowing the risks you can then manage them down to a very tiny proportion and in other world headlines and of our middle school student killed a teacher and wounded two other students before shooting himself and the two injured were immediately hospitalized one of them in a serious condition the shooting took place in the morning as children were gathering for their classes the teacher reportedly tried to intervene and drew fire from the armed boy the name and age of the shooter not yet released. now the latest
our shooting adds to the grim statistics from the u.s. administration of the head of the justice department saying on monday that there were five at mass shootings a year on average from two thousand to two thousand and eight but that number tripled over the next four years and over two hundred people died in such incidents in two thousand and twelve or they saw at least sixteen mass shootings eighty eight victims and with the latest shootings two thousand and thirteen has already topped those figures within just ten months. more than i thought he billion pounds are expected to be carved out of the u.k.'s welfare budget by twenty sixteen and with government child protection agencies struggling with their workload subsidized companies are left to pick up the slack as artie's laura smith reports many of these as well could be forced to close their doors leaving the nation's most vulnerable with nowhere to turn these are the children of
kids company one in five has been shot at all stabbed hot have witnessed shootings or stabbings in the last year the lucky ones come to camilla batmanglij is charity to be pieced back together these children in one of the richest countries of the world are living in a type of war zone that is on estates they see people stabbed outside their window they're afraid of firearms they go up on the staircase in their estate they don't know who's round the corner who's going to attack them they get trapped in lifts and get raped and so on children like that says camilla without the right help become incredibly violent taking their revenge on themselves or on society by sixteen florence was a homeless drug and alcohol abuse she grew up in turn ignored and casually abused
by her mother social services tried to take me away from our parents. i remember for lee my mom hit me with the tree branches i mean if i had scored and my teacher saw one of his he called social services. and then i don't know i think i cried i'm sorry in the me and when they were like checking me and i said i want to stay at home and never had a. child lie in school forced me to call child line because that lice or burns on the inside. and then nothing happened after that conversation only kids company pursued florence texting and phoning to make sure she was ok over a period of nearly a year a continuity of care that traumatized youngsters desperately need and getting from the government mental health and children's social services hasn't changed since the victorian times we renew our railways we renew our airports we renew our hospitals but actually we haven't bothered to renew you really this structure that
deal with almost one rouble kids and make them fit for purpose repeated requests for a government response to that yielded nothing about his company i probably would have five kids. instead of twenty four florence is a graduate of oxford university articulate intelligent and ready to help the next generation but reckons a million traumatized children from estates like these are going without any kind of help from an overstretched social services and still she has to beg for funding so now kids company can keep its doors open to help more vulnerable young people but for how long in eighteen months the government's again threatening to cut it off without a penny nor a smith. or a back with more news in half an hour's time but for now i'm stepping aside for cars but trying to expose the futile ambitions of the u.k.
treasury secretary just a moment. it seems like politicians can get away with anything nowadays but not all of them the former mayor of failed detroit has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after being found guilty of committing record tiering conspiracy fraud extortion and tax crimes while the mayor the prosecutor say he funneled millions of dollars to himself and family members all while detroit moved headstrong towards the bankrupt state it is in today this is big news not because some mayor took bribes but because he got punished the judge who convicted him stated why this is such an important case she said at the very least a significant sentence will send a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated yes sending a message you see corrupt officials are usually cowards and they do what they do
because they feel they can get away with it when you start to put the fear of god into them they start to behave much better so the question is will the mainstream media grab the story and really use the conviction of detroit's former mayor is an example probably not but it would really help the country if they would but fascist my opinion. is that so we leave the. bush and secure. the party. is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politics. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max keiser you know germany's finance ministry as
denying reports that is preparing a third bailout for grace done up of course not no there will be no third bailout for greece bailouts or so last decade this is the age of the ballin by the time this is over the bandits bankers and brokers who have taken all that you've got no dollar euro yen or truck will be left behind and inflation deflation a complication will take every last nickel and dime. that's right max i believe it will and in fact the bank of england did an online hash tag tweet operation where you were allowed to send them questions and apparently somebody something a question about quantitative easing and called it evil well here is the bank of england tweet hash tag ask b. o.e. q e not evil they told me cry man want to one has helped to support economy and protect jobs so they of course receive some responses to this huey is evil and you are the
devil says grumpy old dude and then after that we see life master said no it's help to support a corrupt banking system and push people further into poverty so there you have at the bank of england says q.e. quantitative easing is not evil when. they say over there the bank of england that their timing their monetary policy to jobs but there is no connection really between these two other than the fact that the quantitative easing is forcing wages down as part of a deflationary crash that the u.k. now finds itself in deflation i mean that the bond market in the u.k. is imploding foam from within we see this in the banking sector h.s.b.c. barclays royal bank of scotland lloyds remember they imploded in a deflationary implosion in two thousand and eight just because of bank of england now they say they're saving their economy they're.