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i don't think so. russian flags fly over the ukrainian naval forces headquarters in crimea as ukraine soldiers leave the base following its takeover by activists it comes to spite a fatal shooting the day before prompting qip to allow the use of firearms. crimea's rejoining of russia is approved by the country's constitutional court the agreement celebrated both on the peninsula and in moscow with people seeing it as a long awaited return home also. we're telling you this is the least sign you're is it me. further evidence comes to light showing the intimidation tactics used by ultra nationalists among ukraine's new authorities as they force a t.v. channel had to resign from broadcasting which means address. with the country in
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a state of upheaval the new authorities in kiev start forming their own additional armed force we look at the plans of national guard units and the concerns it raises . live from moscow you're watching r t international i'm lindsey france thanks for joining me ukrainian military forces have left the country's naval headquarters in crimea after negotiations with local armed activists who entered the base and raised russian flags there it comes a day after the peninsula officially joined russia following the referendum and despite official authorization from kiev for the soldiers to use firearms arches alexi the details. we know from the town of sevastopol in the south of the peninsula in the south of crimea that peaceful pro russian protesters have
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indeed taken over the ukrainian naval base no shots were fired only minor verbal scuffles were reported and they also raised a russian flag of the russian navy flying over the base but no violence reported it's just about negotiations at the moment i mean what seems to be a rather festive atmosphere here in the crimean capital of simferopol last night there were some very warring developments with the interior ministry of the peninsula confirming two people wore short to dead as a result of a sniper fire one of those was a ukrainian officer servicemen another one is a member of the so-called self-defense also two people were injured alarming info coming from the prime minister of the been in. the water shots were taken from the same sport with the same weapon in two directions this is the same tactics used in my done where a single person shot to both police officers and civilians which means this is a provocation and then several intercepted phone calls show it was
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a planned pro-creation we've got the same situation here. at the same time despite still so much uncertainty over this whole incident he it was reacting in a very tough way the defense ministry of ukraine has said that the cranium troops stationed at the peninsula may use firearms if needed so this is supposed to be a festivity period here in crimea but still it's pretty tense regarding this latest worrying developments. all this comes a day after russia and crimea signed a historic treaty on reunification after president putin declare the referendum must fall accordance with international norms he addressed lawmakers in the kremlin let's just recap some of the key points of his speech and russia's leader stress. the importance of relations with ukraine but the leadership there is saturated by the ultra right they also hit out at the u.s. and europe for encouraging the illegal overthrow of
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a democratically elected government in kiev and supporting the way the new authorities came to power but also who carried out the coup in ukraine new nazis nationalists and anti semites and they still define the country's political agenda it's clear that there is no legitimate executive power in ukraine right now there is no one to negotiate with putin also accuse the west of ignoring international laws before with its various military interventions and other states in pursuit of its own interests he also stressed that russia's attempts to engage in dialogue with the west have been largely ignored but. we have every reason to believe that the old policy of containing russia which was carried out in the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth centuries is still in place but there is always an intention to rush into a corner because we take an independent position the signing of a rate unification tree was chaired and celebrated across crimea as well as in
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moscow. in crimea people held what they called every turn home more than ninety percent of voters showed their support for this in sunday's referendum moscow's red square has also seen some large festivities with people welcoming the return of the region that had once been part of that country for nearly two hundred years. so what exactly change for people living there what the republic of crimea is now officially a part of the russian federation which means the land border between the peninsula and ukraine now becomes the russian ukrainian border the city of sevastopol where the russian black sea fleet is based is a separate federal subject within the country the same status as moscow and st petersburg and the local population is already being given russian passports however if they can choose to refuse them and keep their ukrainian papers local authorities have also said pensions and salaries will soon be raised to russian levels. and any ukrainian capital kiev crimea is reunification
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with russia was not received well those who dared to broadcast by the mere putin speech where he explained the move to get craniums were dealt with in a manner that you authorities are becoming increasingly known for are his wife a national reports. literally in love with a man in a beige coat is a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here he is representing the country's information and media committee resigned there is a commission i tell you peter talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the former has discovered that i'm telling you sit inside your resignation of life shut up and take your hands off like a cold you after issue resistance are the rather deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation. all that just because his channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you sign it you
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must. i am a ukrainian. not a ukrainian. bigger militia in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its racism anti-semitism and xenophobia it grew out from the social national party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their masses are becoming the country's new political language the edge of. peace is how many of the country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and take it all enjoying their freedom and bringing them to justice. parties. faced with the prospect of security forces not on side with the new
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authorities to have started forming an additional armed force the so-called national guard is planned to be sixty thousand strong and totally independent from the army and the police but as artie's pass their reports creating another armed group may not be helpful for peace. glory do you grade glory do heroes glory to the nation does the enemy new recruits eager to fight responding to kids call for twenty thousand men who are prepared to serve perhaps even on the frontline you can never predict maybe through war. kiev's leaders are putting together a national guard an alternative to the regular armed forces they go to drown out the voices of dissent. most volunteers of battle experience most of them protecting the rights and freedom of the citizens of ukraine of the modern. the concern is that there are official armed forces present and then there is the right sector the
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far right militant organization whose leader dimitri of walsh claims he's amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons now even the e.u. admits it's worried about the rise of the sixteen this group but critics say there is a power vacuum in kids and the new government is at to be incapable of controlling these disparate militias. if they can't manage it they control the center of best not even all the city there have been incidents on bank robberies and office raids extortion so we can't control it now and they won't be able to in the future. it's frightening for people here people like calexico one in who is sure it's only a matter of time before the weapons are aimed at him and other program supporters who just on the people in kiev are armed even the civilians we received information not long ago that weapons are being sold for one hundred dollars for one kalashnikov. rifle and three magazines we called the national guard recruitment
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office in donetsk and found it's pretty easy to sign up. or. rather because you work in. this is the recruitment office and weapons are being distributed to men who have met their military background is sorely lacking. there are many men who haven't used an assault rifle for a long time in the unit it's like a course for young soldier we have two weeks to learn how to use the machine guns that as well as tactics and discipline. more than anything people here want to live in peace but with so many armed groups and weapon seemingly flowing freely they fear that the scene is being set for even more instability policy r.t. donetsk eastern. washington which backed the revolution in ukraine all along is now calling for a diplomatic cooling of minds with the g seven leaders in europe the white house
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says it's needed to coordinate a response to moscow's actions. and i reports extreme measures won't be easy to justify the u.s. and west have been a guest over crimea becoming part of russia brazen brazen military incursion such action is a threat to international peace and security while crimea themselves celebrate what many of them are calling a return home. the west is attempting to punish russia after it took steps to protect crimea strict measures against twenty one individuals i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions the true impact of washington's actions is being questioned by u.s. politicians past and present these sanctions are pinpricks and you know we sent secretary of state john kerry aligned and to negotiate with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov that's like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife washington is wrapped up in an attempt to teach a crash course on the application of double standards the law does mean something.
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that there are costs attached throwing its own short term memory out the window and we need. to hear. our responsibilities as nations to live by these laws standards so that we can expect that others will to appears in russia of a land grab at gunpoint russia's actions in crimea run roughshod across all of these fundamental principles and threats in the future of ukraine warnings and threats steal the show there will be additional and far reaching consequences with emotions flying high seeing through the double standards may be hard to do. in the case of crimea it turns out the referendum is a bad thing but when the full. one self-determination this doesn't stand up to analysis. warnings of a further cost to come over crimea reuniting with russia are all the rage as the
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west continues to pick and choose where on the world map to support and where to reject independence flipping its own principles upon convenience. party washington d.c. but israel and president nicholas has weighed in on the issue too saying it's the west that court's controversial policies abroad and only ever wants things its own way but this is a major game of double standards judging by what they say a decade ago it was lawful to divide serbia and take kosovo away for me to have a referendum and it is lawful for europe and britain now to try to grab the islands that belong to argentina or latin american country by way of a fake an illegal referendum but when it comes to the crimean city want to hold a referendum and choose a peaceful future for themselves i'm told it's illegal and there is any one reason for this the anti brush policy of the u.s. and some european countries they seek to encircle russia in order to weaken and eventually destroy. and while the diplomats are debating over crimea the scientists
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have already voted for the real facts national geographic magazine says it will mark the peninsula as part of russia according to its principle to map the world as it is not as people would like it to be more on the story online for you. coming up in the program the u.s. derails diplomacy with syria washington forces damascus to shut its embassy and consulates in a spot which could end the chances of a diplomatic solution to a serious crisis we report on that and more after the break. down in the final. days. and the rest of life.
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if we. let your. pleasure to have you with us you're. welcome back you're watching our to international live from moscow a series of air strikes have been carried. by israeli warplanes on several of
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syria's military facilities tel aviv claims the attack was in retaliation for the roadside bombing of its troops in the israeli occupied part of the golan heights even though the perpetrators of the attack are still unknown and the defense ministry has blamed assad's forces after the syrian part of golan heights is currently occupied by rebel jihadists this all comes as washington ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the u.s. all not american staff are also told to leave the country are to a point i explained the reasoning behind the move. the obama administration has ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the u.s. and not include an embassy in washington d.c. and honorary consulates in michigan and texas the white house says that this move comes in response to a decision made by syrian president bashar al assad to suspend consular services for syrians living in the u.s. in his statement u.s. special envoy to syria daniel rubenstein said. that we have determined it is
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unacceptable for individuals appointed by the regime referring to the assad government to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the united states unquote now while the washington's ties with damascus continue deteriorating the u.s. says it will continue assisting the syrian opposition seeking to overthrow the assad government some would call that quite a complicated endeavor considering that extremists tied to terrorist organizations are fighting alongside the opposition in syria syria's bloody civil war has waged on for three years in that time a reported one hundred forty thousand people have been killed and six million displaced washington's latest move comes as the syrian government has been accelerating its chemical weapons disarmament which is expected to be fully completed leader this year that deal of course struck in cooperation with russia no
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telling now how the syrian government is going to react to washington to washington's latest move. and some other news in brief now there's been fresh unrest in bahrain where thirty forces clashed with protesters in the eastern city of scores of demonstrators attacked a police station in retaliation for the death of a protester during a rally on monday the young man reportedly died of tear gas inhalation a large number of bodies have been killed injured or jailed since the beginning of the uprising three years ago. a shooting in the office of the. turkish statistics institute in the city of kharkiv has left seven people dead local media is reporting a soft employee entered the building and killed six of his former colleagues before turning the gun on himself it's claimed he was angered at being denied severance pay. the american invasion of iraq was launched eleven years ago today eventually leading to the complete devastation of the country more than eight
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hundred thousand civilians were killed in the warfare and many still continue to die due to the rise of extremist movements within the country almost three million lost their homes and many of them remain displaced even today on the wallets of american taxpayers with washington spending two trillion dollars on its campaign the legacy of the iraq war is in the spotlight today enough should return to show going underground and his guest is american former assistant secretary project probably is at the white house or the british people that control foreign policy there's still no sign of any reports from the chilcot inquiry into britain's invasion of iraq so we asked president obama's former assistant secretary of state about his view of the so-called special relationship. which. is predicted to become europe's largest economy in the next fifteen years but it's also a growing divide between the haves and the have nots five of its wealthiest families are currently richer than the entire bottom twenty percent of the population and
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those are to discover the country's food banks are gaining ever bigger cubes. i want to do what a person to to is something you know but i've got to say that's my family i hope to be a strong. it's another busy day at this feat bank a pin twice a week it's just one of more than four hundred feet banks across the u.k. run by the trussell trust charity ok so there are rules. for each year so fourteen is free and finally just so disappointing when my son is fourteen. carolyn is here with her daughter and grandson despite waiting for a hip replacement she was recently deemed fit to work and had her benefits cut
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she's appealing that decision but that takes time and with little money coming in she's ended up here. i haven't got the money to go out. somewhere and if that's not what you pay rent to buy so or do you who applies the money can go so far they haven't thought about it i decided to cut people smaller do you cyril. and sleep. in the past days relying on feed aid have often been homeless or without an income . but the high cost of living and government changes to welfare have meant that not only are the numbers of people using feed banks increasing but the democratic is changing to now the majority of people turning to food banks a working age family benefits to that effect yes it was.
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until recently the government tried to claim that the rise in food bank yeasty age was not linked to government policy. with some m.p.'s even suggesting that the rise was due to increased numbers of the banks available but a government report put paid to that making it clear that food banks were driven by demand and not by supply further cuts to welfare are expected if the government wants to keep reducing britain's huge debt i think the pigments to leave . how far off the fight there is a tough question but i think we're probably nearly there there isn't much more because people are already at the edge. so i see london. and on line for you another piece of the puzzle the missing malaysian airlines plane the jet reportedly changed direction twelve minutes before
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the copilot wished good night to ground control a timeline of the latest developments and one of the biggest ever searches for a missing civilian aircraft are on our to dot com. plus facebook has unveiled a face recognition system that's able to identify users even without any information attached. crimea situation is up for discussion with peer lavelle and his gas and cross talk up next but if you're watching our team in the u.k. it's going underground for you. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa is a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to
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pay back debts whole country is we're drowning under the amount of debt that they should and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same of their money to pay back oh that's going to all that money really. the wages of debts. moon and children on the news. most women use is work with martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today to me i have a joint. drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties that for the most part they have been very precise six flights at this. time but this small body. it is a little girl and just next to her is
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a little boy of eight. we do some of her stuff gets all sort of which on the contrary yes yes all the ones i can confirm that were operating in. afghanistan as the only other country like. afghanistan still countries.
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and there are no more. nato. say sorry. i know c.n.n. the m.s.m. you see fox news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's close and for the truth from i think. it's because one full attention and the mainstream media work side by side the joke is actually on here. and our teen years we have
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a different breed. ok because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not high. i'm. sure you guys stick to the jokes will handle the mess that i'm. the world. is. a low in welcome to crossfire all things are considered a liberal history in the making crimea's return to russia is at the center of an east west standoff not seen since the cold war saying sions are being met with saying sions for how long will the west bank be a legal government in kiev and deny the people of crimea self-determination.
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to cross the crimea i'm joined by my guest marcus papadopoulos in london he is the editor of politics first magazine in berlin we have many well oxon writer he is a journalist editor and reporter and here in moscow we cross to mark slowly he is a senior lecturer and we searcher at moscow state university our gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want my very much encouraged marcos in london if i go to you first a very historic day i would say in a very interesting speech your thoughts. i absolutely agree with that i think president putin speech modest would have been a speech to the whole world because the contents of his speech. i mean captured late it's the views and concerns of millions of people the way i was over about how america in the last twenty years has been conducting its foreign policy how it's aggressively and recklessly been pursuing its own national self interest in
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different regions and the route around the world from ucas slavia to iraq to libya to syria and i think president putin made it very clear that this is two thousand and fourteen this is not the nine hundred ninety s. this is not the nine hundred ninety s. when russia was on its knees russia was weak and america kicked to russia. in that safe to achieve global dominance this is two thousand and fourteen and russia will be firmly in the international arena and will be pursuing its national interests as any self dignified country has the right to do many well and if i got to berlin you were in crimea during the referendum the vote please tell me your personal experience what did you see. it was it was a wonderful experience for me as a journalist but also for me as a specialist's as a german because the experience the mood i witnessed on crimea in the states i was
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there is similar to the mood into the to the emotions the germans used to have in one thousand eight hundred nine i think this parallel that we can draw. but this is what i witnessed i saw a fruit where happy people i saw people. being can't wait to become again a part of russia they told me we want to come home it was a coming home for them so it was a wonderful experience by the way i spoke also with a lot of other people you wouldn't expect that they would love to come home for example we have in the west in the mainstream media they tell us all the ways that crim population is strongly against russia my interview with my conversations i had with him show me that's not true there are some of them and this of course those functionaries who are strongly supported by the european union as well as from the united states or from the west in general they i mean well let me ask you a quick question here in
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a minute i want to ask you the question is i think it's really important did you see because of what you see here in western media that this was a referendum under a gun would you agree or disagree with that was there was there are. things ahead i'm sorry this is a complete joke to claim this and i mean if anybody claims that this was a referendum under the gun who wasn't there i can excuse that he claims this because he wasn't there but if somebody claims this who've lost their own crimea i can trust they'd this person is a complete liar there is nothing to say more about this there was no gun the people were free to vote and by the way i was talking. yesterday in the evening when two days ago in the evening when the referendum was done with observers from austria i knew we were discussing all this and they confirmed as well that this. was a very normal election and they felt reminded to the norm of city elections and in any austrian city so this was an extreme civilian normal civilized election that
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people were happy by the way i was in different voting points the people were coming with their whole families and they ok well a bit of that was that a very important point i want to go to mark here in moscow because i know your wife was in crimea please tell our viewers what she saw and what she experienced. you know my wife is ridgeley from the crimea from some for opal and like many experts from the crimea she returned home in order to vote with her family and the vote resoundingly for reunification with the russian federation and they were absolutely ecstatic they were popping champagne bottles in the streets underneath fireworks and the words of my mother in law in particular was i never dreamed that i would live long enough to see this happen so it is very much a returning home for the crimean people but it should be said that this returning home only happens in the context of the events of the last month or so
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for the last few months in kiev and in the west of the country because while caribbeans felt themselves to be russians they have been more or less content to be part of the ukraine for the last twenty years there have been russians separatist movements before but they were always held by the russian federation itself however this putsch regime that has come into power consisting of ultra nationalists and open fascists who have created a cult of worship and national identity around the genocidal nazi collaborators stuff and then there are. the raft of legislation and the pogroms and nighttime raids by these right sector militants that have occurred throughout the country since then have forced the crimean people to suddenly
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rediscover their russian identity and to turn to russia for safety and i have to disagree in one sense this referendum was held under the gun because it never could have happened if the crimean people and those russian related. forces that assisted them hadn't secured the peninsula and allowed this referendum to take place if this had not happened much like we have seen in the streets of hark off done here and lugansk right sector militants would be making nightly raids seizing government buildings beating people on the street threatening politicians to resign as they walk into council chambers with hammers taking up position behind them beating up politicians kidnapping them and making them they kept their positions on the air and we know all of this only because these people are sick enough to record their actions themselves with complete impunity and this that means that it's only the
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tip of the iceberg because that's all that we've been able to see you know markets in london i think it's very interesting we'll talk about sanctions in the second half of the program but it's interesting to me the people of crimea feel safer now because they're away from these fanatics and care of but you know the west has them now it's their prodigy they're going to have to take care of it the new finally the news will have to focus back to care of in the west wants to avoid that at all cost . well there's been a lot of talk about the west place in sanctions and of course some sanctions were announced this week and there could be some to follow now because the crimea will become part of russia but i think we do need to bear in mind that we live in the era of globalization all governments all business communities are all interconnected today so it's if america places a sanction a serious sanctions on russia it probably will have an impact on russia but it's also going to have an impact. on on america but i don't think we should become
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hysterical about economic sanctions let's not forget that the west never recognized the baltic states has been a part of the soviet union yet the west for out the cold war traded with the soviet union so i think that there will be sanctions to follow but how long term will they be and certainly if britain was to play some sort of serious sanctions on russia the british business people british the british business community would be going into number ten number ten downing street and they'd be saying prime minister cameron you are going to be jeopardizing britain's economic recovery by jeopardize in britain's trade two of russia so it's certainly it's not clear cut and i would add this as well that you know taking lectures from the west on the need to respect international law is like taking a lecture from a serial killer on the need to protect human life it's absolutely ludicrous that is
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all you need to take as you can slow it here is iraq is libya and what the americans are doing at the moment in syria supporting islamist militants who are fighting against a legitimate governments in syria so these war words from the west they don't hold and they're all just cities absolutely remarkable men will and in berlin i like what you had to say about the reunification of germany because it gets down to self-determination why why should the people of crimea be denied when we when we in the west supported at least officially or i guess only when we want to. this is absolutely the question we should ask right now. the german chancellor as well as the chilean president because i mean we should know both condemn the referendum and the separation of crimea or the reunification of crimea with the russian federation but both benefit from the german reunification as well as
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from east germany they are not west german so they are personally benefiting from that what happened and what they experienced themselves for their own people for the for their own nation for the german nation they don't want to give the others but this shows something else that shows us that the german government as well as many other european governments by the way don't act on their behalf when it comes time for in politics they act on the geopolitical behalf of the west of the nato of washington of brussels sprouts and says nothing else than a chapter a nato chapter if we want to save the transatlantic says chapter so germany as well as the other european countries are acting on that behalf and not outspoken not on the behalf of their own national are of the european interest the market will go to market they may go to market confidence a resident we go to the break here mark i ask all russians i know if they like the idea of what's happened today and they are almost all say yes in the ninety percentile what's your experience yes i think the opinion polls that were conducted
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show that i think it was something like ninety six percent of russians approve of what's going on which leaves the four percent to continue a liberal fifth column as the dissenters. the scenes in russia have been in the crimea have been completely echoed by the streets in russia were russians have staged demonstrations should be described more as sorry gentlemen i'm going to jump in here we're going to go to a short break and after a short break we'll continue our discussion. on crimea stay with. the book .
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justifying their stance they're citing all sorts of what they see as international press advance in cost of what they are coming referendum in scotland but the response that they're hearing from the west is that what you are doing is illegitimate but what we've been doing is to live life the measure of feeley stitch and break into their store good luck america does is right. is a made for other people for centuries like russia or all countries like this trade that. brought to america does is right because america doesn't.
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welcome back to cross talk where all things are considered on peter lavelle reminder we're discussing crimea's return to russia. ok my people have democracy in london let's go back to putin speech today he certainly gave a lecture to the united states and its allies about history particularly the history of the last twenty years is this line being drawn in the sand here is russia saying enough is enough and we are we can push back. no doubt about it president putin made it very clear that from the day the soviet union collapsed america and its allies took advantage of that they sidelined to usher in the international arena and they did it without any doubts achieve american political dominance in the world there's no question about that i mean you know people like
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to point out what happened with iraq but you really have to take it back to the former yugoslavia it all happened in the former yugoslavia that's when nato started to flex its muscles there was nothing russia could do about it then it started in bosnia then carried on into kosovo we then had iraq and then we even had libya a few years ago and i would also say that although. today really does mark the beginning perhaps of a new world order i would also say don't forget about syria because the only reason why there was an american attack against syria last year was because of russia's strength if the fighting in syria today has happened in the one nine hundred ninety s. yet the americans would have attacked syria and the syrian government would have been deposed so yes today i believe is a turning point but we mustn't forget syria and president putin will keep assuring russia's foreign policy objectives around the world as russia has every single
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right to do the west doesn't like that because the west for the last twenty years has enjoyed complete dominance in the world. and raise every single challenge it will try and put every single school in front of russia to try and cripple it like i washes been suspended. from the g eight and you know i think that's ridiculous and it just shows that russia was never a genuine member. of the g eight and i think russia does need to start looking to forge in even closer relations with china india vietnam and with latin america to mark here in moscow. because that is that the west doesn't like this the west doesn't like that well i don't know if. the russian people and vladimir putin don't really care what the west likes and doesn't like is this a new cold war or are we getting into a new world order as marcus said. yes i think very much so and one thing that should be noted that actually the events that we have seen in the crimea can be
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directly related back as well to the events in two thousand and eight when a u.s. backed neo liberal neo conservative saakashvili regime in georgia attempted by force to annex south and in the process killing un approved russian peacekeepers which caused russia to react back restoring the provinces and the breakaway provinces and then recognizing them as independent states that is the first indication and quite clearly russia's. red lines were crossed at the time and the west didn't learn its lessons and once again they went into the ukraine attempting once again to flip the government as they did earlier with the orange revolution this time with the addition of several thousand nationalist paramilitary and politicians making it in even more odious event
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so we have seen the formulation of a new world order putin in his speech today personally thanked china and india for their constructive stances on this with china abstaining in the security council in india making statements recognizing russia's legitimate interest in the crimea we have seen a clear indication that russia has had it up to here with the west that they are entire focus of russian economic and foreign policy would now be directed towards asia russia's own age and pivot and the west has only themselves to thank for this they have ensured the sino russian condominium by attempting to emasculate russia in the ukraine meanwhile it as a european as a german are you are you willing to take care of the rest of ukraine and that government that is there how do you feel about that. and you to pay for it. peter peter i would be so happy if my government were to ask me that in
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a form of them like i'm going to. address a question like that because if i was always saying on crimea i never asked in the referendum about what they're really decisive change the politics of my country but indeed what you say it's the absolute truth they say no europe has to take care the european union will have to take care about west and ukraine and the european union let's talk really frankly with each other peter the european union this is in that tense it's germany it's the german economy with its the backbone the spine of the european economy and when it comes to paying for this and paying for that or bailing out this or that country it always comes to the german taxpayer and of course the german taxpayer will be not to asked we will receive now a little slice we will hear many lies in our mainstream media and from our politicians why it is so important to rescue i say this in the tension marks ukraine maybe from from the russian aggression or russian pressure but of course it
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come speak to the german taxpayer to do that ok marcus how should the europeans deal with it because we know what. nuland thinks about the european union very well but it hasn't really all backfired on the west this whole attempts to regime change in ukraine because they get the rump part of the state ok and it should also say something about self-determination within the european union if the crimea is can do it well the scots and others. well i think the european union undoubtedly will carry out at some point a post-mortem because they got it very very wrong on ukraine and one has to question the competence of the so-called russian experts in the british government in the french government and also in the german government did they honestly think that russia would sit back and let a western backed coup succeed in ukraine
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a western backed coup full of truly repugnant people people who hold out for nationalists views neo nazi views and see semitic fuse so i would raise that about why the european union honestly for russia wouldn't react but the european union is very very severe seriously dependence on russia for gas and for oil and unlike for america the european union is next door to russia so it's in the european union's interests to actually say to america actually we live next door to russia we have to have good relations with russia whether the european union or not does i i don't know i doubt it because let's be clear brussels and washington are joined at the hip whenever a country becomes a member of the european union not long after they become a member of nato so i don't think the european union its past actions bodes well
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for the future whatsoever market here in moscow please address the issue of the russian speakers in east and south ukraine now after this these events with crimea today are you worried. extremely much so as with over the last three or four weeks today we saw huge protests of russian ethnics russian speakers all those in the east and south ukraine who draw their cultural identity and their political orientation towards russia they are demonstrating. for referendums calling for referendums that would allow them to repeat what the crimea has just done to escape this insane putsch regime that has occupied kiev and raising the russian flag over government buildings in order to counter this this puts regime has installed a number of all of darks as. the rulers of fife domes
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over the east ukraine to repress these protests and ensure this new order's dominion over east and south ukraine and along with that is the assumption that they will use out of their own pockets higher thought paramilitaries in order to keep the people down and if this revolution was supposed to be about corruption and restoring human dignity to the ukraine that's absolutely laughable with what we have seen here this is a completely corrupt and nationalistic government that intends to force its conception of ukrainian identity and its foreign policy and economic turn of the on the rest of the ukraine by force by whatever means are necessary i'm thinking back to november with the well known association agreement the e.u. association agreement ukraine was in trouble economic trouble in recession and now
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it's march and the united states and the european union have broken this country literally broken it. what's your reaction to that i mean it was a great before but it was certainly not this. world that they fought this on themselves they have they have been pursuing geostrategic objectives in ukraine namely trying to tell you krane away from russia and bring it into the e.u. and bring into nato because let's not forget ukraine was the missing jigsaw pace for the west because if you look at the western borders of the russian federation all the way from the boat external to remain here it's littered with e.u. and nato member states that's what america's involvement in ukraine has been about it's got nothing to do with democracy or human rights if the americans are so committed to democracy and human rights they would have such a close strategic relationship with saudi arabia and if people think that when when president putin says that russia is
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a tentative that the west is trying to encircle russia on its borders it people from that's fantasy but this historical precedence you know the crimean war was fought by the british and the french to limit russian influence in the black sea region the balkans the anglo japanese alliance of nineteen zero two was signed to limit russian influence in the far east during the cold war the american special implements of the doctrine known as containment contain in so if it russia on a global scale and the last twenty years russia's western borders have been encroached upon by nato and by the european union and on top of that we now have an american missile defense shield being constructed on russia's western borders which has to be said poses a very serious threat to russia's strategic nuclear deterrence that's what all this is about russia is not responsible for the crisis all right chris uhlmann we've run out of time i wish we had more time i could gradually agents of the people of crimea many thanks to my guest in london berlin and in moscow and thanks to our viewers for watching us here at the see you next time and remember.
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to the. russian flags fly over the ukrainian naval forces h.q. in crimea as ukrainian soldiers leave the base following its takeover by activists it comes despite a fatal shooting the day before punching through a mile they do so far arms. crimea's rejoining of russia was approved by the country's constitutional court. and people seeing it as a long awaited return home also. we're telling you this is the. further evidence comes to light showing the intimidation tactics used by ultranationalist among ukraine's new authorities that they forced the head of a t.v. channel to resign broadcasting putin's address. to the country in a state of our people in the authorities in kiev start forming their own additional
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force we look at the national guard unit so they can. learn from here in moscow this is r.t. international with twenty four hours a day ukrainian military forces have left the country's naval headquarters in crimea after negotiations with local activists who entered the base and raised russian flags there it comes a day after the peninsula officially joined russia following the referendum and despite official authorization from kiev for the soldiers to use firearms. has the details. we know from the town of sevastopol in the south of the peninsula in the south of crimea that peaceful pro russian protesters have indeed taken over the ukrainian naval base no shots were fired only minor verbal scuffles were reported
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and they also raised a russian flag and the russian navy flag over the base but no violence reported it's just about negotiations at the moment i made what seems to be a rather festive atmosphere here in the crimean capital of simferopol last night there were some very warring developments with the interior ministry of the peninsula confirming two people wore short to dead as a result of a sniper fire one of those was a ukrainian office a gradient serviceman another one is a member of the so-called self-defense also two people were injured alarming info coming from the prime minister of the been in. nor the shots were taken from the same sport with the same weapon in two directions this is the same tactics used in mine done where a single person shot to both police officers and civilians which means this is a probation and then several intercepted phone calls show it was
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a planned pro-creation we've got the same situation here. at the same time despite still so much uncertainty over this whole incident he if is reacting in a very tough way the defense ministry of ukraine has said that the cranium troops stationed at the peninsula may use firearms if needed so this is supposed to be a festivity period here in crimea but still it's pretty tense regarding this latest worrying developments. well this comes a day after russia and crimea aside and historic treaty on unification after president putin declared the referendum was in full accordance with international norms he addressed lawmakers in the kremlin so let's just recap some of the key points of his speech well russia's lead to stress the importance of relations with ukraine but the post-coup leadership there is saturated by the ultra right he also hit out at the u.s. and europe for encouraging the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected government in kiev and supporting the way the new
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authorities came to pella. who carried out the coup in ukraine you nazis nationalists and the anti semites and they still define the country's political agenda it's clear that there is no legitimate executive power in ukraine right now there is no one to negotiate with putin also accuse the west of ignoring international laws before with its military interventions in other states in pursuit of his own interests he also stressed that russia's attempts to engage in dialogue with the west have been largely ignored but he will have every reason to believe that the old policy of containing russia which was carried out in the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth century is still in place but there is always an intention to rush into a corner because we take an independent position the signing of reunification treaty was cheered and celebrated across crimea as well as in moscow.
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i. was in crimea people hailed what they call the return home more than ninety percent of voters showed their support for this sunday's referendum moscow's red square has also seen some large festivities were people welcoming the return of the region that had once been part of their country for almost two centuries. so what exactly has changed for people living there well the republic of crimea is now officially a part of the russian federation which means the land border between the peninsula and ukraine now becomes the russian ukrainian border the city of sevastopol where the russian black sea fleet is based is a separate federal subject within the country the same status as moscow and st petersburg and the local population is already being given russian passports however they can choose to refuse them and keep their ukrainian papers local authorities have also said pensions and salaries will soon be raised to russian
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levels while in the ukrainian capital kiev crimea is reunification with russia was not received well and those who dared to broadcast for the mere putin speech where he explained the move to ukrainians were dealt with in a manner the new authorities are becoming increasingly known for. reports. literally involve the man in a beige coat is a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here is representing the country's information and media committee has resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the former happened to this guy telling you see don't sign your resignation of wide shut up and take your hands off like a cold you have to show resistance are the rudder deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper we will sign your resignation with all that just because he's channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you sign
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it you must. i mean you craney in. your this is not a ukraine you're. bigger medicine in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its racism anti-semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social national party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods of becoming the country's new political language the genius who. says how many of the country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and take it all enjoying their freedoms and bring them to justice. outlaws. faced with the prospect of security forces not on cyber the new
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authorities could have a start of forming an additional force the so-called national guard is planned to be sixty thousand strong and totally independent from the army and police but as a report creating another of the group may not be helpful for peace. glory to your grade glory days heroes glory to the nation death to enemies new recruits eager to fight responding to kids call for twenty thousand men who are prepared to serve perhaps even on the frontline you can never predict maybe through war. kiev's leaders are putting together a national guard an alternative to the regular armed forces their goal to drown out the voices of dissent. most volunteers of battle experience most of them protecting the rights and freedom of the citizens of ukraine at the modern. the concern is that there are official armed forces present and then there is the right sector the
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far right militant organization whose leader dimitri of wash claims he's amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons now even the e.u. admits it's worried about the rise of the sixteen his group but critics say there is a power vacuum in kiev and the new government is at to be incapable of controlling these disparate militias. if they can't manage it they control the center of cuba best not even all the city there have been incidents on bank robberies office raids extortion so they can't control it now and they won't be able to in the future. it's frightening for people here people like alexi governing who is sure it's only a matter of time before the weapons are aimed at him and other production supporters who just doesn't the people in kiev are on even the civilians we received information not long ago that weapons are being sold for one hundred dollars for one kalashnikov assault rifle and three magazines we called the
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national guard recruitment office in donetsk and found it's pretty easy to sign up . or. that about my brother because you were him. the failure of the far right this is the recruitment offices weapons are being distributed to men who admit their military background is sorely lacking. there are many men who haven't used an assault rifle for a long time in the unit it's like of course for young soldier we have two weeks to learn how to use the machine gun as well as tactics and discipline more than anything people here want to live in peace but with so many armed groups and weapon seemingly flowing freely they fear that the scene is being set for even more instability policy r.t. . eastern ukraine washington which backed the revolution in ukraine all along is now calling for a diplomatic pooling of minds for the g seven leaders in europe the white house
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says it's needed to coordinate a response to moscow's actions well for more we're joined live by martin cif chief global analyst at the globalist research center martin are we seeing a coordination in terms of response after all i got merkel was saying that everything is as normal with the suggestion that france saying that russia should be or have indeed been kicked out of the g eight and that was course denied by angela merkel so are we seeing some sort of unity among the european leaders in their response to this not really bill you're absolutely right we are seeing coordination between the united states britain and france they are very much on the same page but germany is the key player in europe and germany is energy is a parent are central here. comes from siberia and also through from other parts of view or asia through russia. or merkel is well aware of this so germany is taking a much more cautious position so there is not consensus between berlin and brussels
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or between berlin and washington what about these threatened sanctions just how hard could they hit russia's economy what do you make of these sanctions are they really that hard. so there may it would be very unwise for the rest of the g eight to go ahead and push with sanctions against russia it could be damaging to the russian economy but if that was the case it would not be destabilizing from russia what would then happen is that the aeration economic union with accelerate the scale very rapidly in russia's ties with china and india would not be negatively over iran would not be negatively affected the toe also russia would not play ball with the united states and western europe on energy issues this could backfire very badly on the whist what about the current tensions in a modern putin distrust very clear that he doesn't want the situation to escalate and is calling for diplomatic control and solution to this problem but yet do you think
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perhaps we could see the u.s. and indeed brussels getting some help militarily towards this new government in kiev. unfortunately i think there's a real danger of the spill and i think the previous report was very significant because it shows that brussels which has acted with great responsibility through up throughout this whole crisis started last december is finally very slowly waking up to the kind of allies it now has in kiev neil now sees rioters violent revolutionaries anti semites as president putin said these are very unstable people this new national militia is a very worrying development washington and brussels more brussels and washington in fact. this chaos created this frankenstein monster and it's time they woke up to this and trying to reign it in and how you describe as a frankenstein monster could they go to any lengths do you think to get crimea back
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now. i don't think they are because russia again is organized as facts on the ground militarily they pose no threat to russia or to the russian presence in crimea whatsoever no threat i stress that but what they can do is create incidents that could be elements of the russian violence in ukraine that could be flashpoints in clashes in eastern ukraine there could be clashes on the new ukrainian crimean border and then popular pressure might well mounts on president obama to take a more forceful. anti russian position we already have u.s. air force f. sixteen s deployed in poland we have vice president joe biden since to poland i think it's striking that it was the vice president who was sent to poland and not secretary john kerry who would be a much more cautious and restraining influence this is not a positive sign and of course many would say you label this government
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a frankenstein monster as it were but surely the e.u. and the u.s. would recognize that element isn't surprising most people say to you why on earth would they be doing business with that sort of government. i think there's an enormous naivete in washington and in brussels in the next great american scene brussels they were perfectly happy to do business with presidents you know cabot chew as you report rightly stressless president putin rightly stressed was a democratically elected president of a constitutional democratic free states. he finally decided that he did not want to go ahead with an association agreement with the european union within a matter of weeks he had been toppled in a violent revolution now this is a very dangerous precedent in development in europe and yet the european union and senior western politicians including senator john mccain who was the republican nominee for president in two thousand and eight in this country in the u.s.
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they all went to kiev and they fanned the flames of revolution this was a very dangerous and irresponsible president martin thank you very much and if your thoughts great to talk a lot from washington a lot and see if there are not international always a pleasure thank you bill thank you. this is all to life here in moscow more news and more on those developments concerning crimea and ukraine after the break. this is the media leave us so we leave the people. of the same bush and secure. your party visit the. issues that no one is asking with to get that you
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deserve answers from. politicking. choose your language. we can we know if anyone else is going to. choose the consensus. choose to. choose the stories they didn't. choose. to. continue with a false to moving coverage of those developments in ukraine and crimea here an international and cross live now to the u.k. david cope and he's a british m.p. from the u.k. independence party he's joining us from scotland from. david ukraine and you we
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understand are about to sign the political element of this consensus although i should say contentious association agreement so in effect if that signed it is a done deal now then well i should think it is i mean this is this whole situation is it is fossil fuel is whole all created by the be overambitious and interfering in the russian sphere of influence which they have no right to do is very very dangerous quite frankly they've made promises. bill there is no money left to destroy the european economy with spain italy greece various other countries there is no money to to back up in ukraine and there is no promises which they can fulfill so let me also say well why would they want to know the bankrupt country to join the ranks of other struggling economies can. you very well might ask i could possibly tell you what's in their minds quite frankly just as crazy as everything
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else the european union do back in his ashton who's there for the latest foreign minister i mean the only reason she's there is because she's a friend of tony blair she's not qualified for the job and it's very very dangerous when the european union stopped interfering in the russian sphere of influence you and you have to politicians or people of her caliber who quite frankly are not up to it and this is a very dangerous thing to be doing when the wall came down it was very clear who had which spheres of influence and quite frankly the russians are just protecting themselves as they have every right to do. britain should be calming this whole situation down and the european union should be a lot less ambitious and it's entirely their fault that this situation has arisen that brought us practically to the brink of war is absolutely outrageous as every member of the e.u. really behind those vociferously it is one thing to join in everybody behind him in europe is there a unity over this issue. you know i think that everybody is very worried about gas
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and oil i think that's a very important to the western economies we can't stop trade in the russians the russians can't threaten nods and we have interlinked businesses nowadays we simply can't do this sort of thing as for the crist. the group because things the british government have done to to russian businessman and the russian members of the parliament and russian leaders that this is not the way for the city of london or anything else to operate but also about that you know. the effects of those sanctions supposedly harming various members of the russian government and indeed the former kiev government but we european leaders have your ideas good we have a word of it basically being a backlash and backfiring on them in economically just how damaging sanctions be on a struggling you. well i think you know we can have this tit for tat action going on forever if you like but it's absolutely ridiculous and we need to do business
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with russia russia is a serious player in the world and we cannot stop mucking about with their bank accounts. what sort of serious. why would anyone invest in the city of london that we're going to do things like that it's an absolutely ridiculous thing to do we should be we should be trying to ratchet this thing. amicable arrangement the whole thing as i said before is entirely caused by the european union becoming far too adventurous in areas they have no ability to do anything about and just briefly european officials that she ignored the extremist element within this government we've been caring for today have a head of a t.v. channel being forcibly removed from resigning those sort of stories emerging now concerning this new government why is that being overlooked by leaders. well i would hardly say that the i mean quite frankly i don't think the previous president of the ukraine was a tremendous example of good government. to acquire
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a lot of money allegedly but the thing is that that's neither here nor there that we should not be interfering in what is effectively the russian sphere of influence . thank you very much. independence party line from glasgow great to talk to you thank you very much indeed. well while the diplomats are debating crimea the scientists have already voted for the real facts national geographic says it will mark the peninsula as part of. its principle to map the world as it is a lot of people would like it to be more on the story right now. a series of strikes is being carried out by israeli warplanes on several of syria's military facilities tel aviv claims the attack was in retaliation. for the roadside bombing of its troops in the israeli occupied part of the go even though the perpetrators of the attack is still the defense ministry forces and the syrian part
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of the going towards is currently occupied by rebel jihadists who comes washington or the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic and cultural missions in the us americans are also told to leave the country or he's made a point or explains the reasoning behind the move. the obama administration has ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the u.s. and not include an embassy in washington d.c. an honorary consulates in michigan and texas the white house says that this move comes in response to a decision made by syrian president bashar al assad to suspend consular services for syrians living in the u.s. in a statement u.s. special envoy to syria daniel rubenstein said. that we have determined it is unacceptable for individuals appointed by that regime referring to the assad government to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the united states
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unquote now while the washington's ties with damascus continue deteriorating the u.s. says it will continue assisting the syrian opposition seeking to overthrow the assad government some would call that quite a complicated endeavor considering that extremists tied to terrorist organizations are fighting alongside the opposition in syria and syria's bloody civil war has waged on for three years in that time a reported one hundred forty thousand people have been killed and six million displaced washington's latest move comes as the syrian government has been accelerating its chemical weapons disarmament which is expected to be fully completed leader this year that deal of course struck in cooperation with russia no telling now how the syrian government is going to react to washington to washington's latest move. some of the news in brief has been fresh air rest in bahrain where security forces clashed with protesters in the eastern city of sitra scores of demonstrators attacked
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a police station in retaliation for the death of protesters during a protest of during a rally on monday the young man reportedly died of tear gas inhalation. a shooting in the office of the turkish to six institute in the city of cars of less seven people dead local media is reporting a sect employee entered the building and killed six former colleagues before turning the gun on himself claimed he was being denied severance pay. the american invasion of iraq was launched eleven years ago today eventually leading to the complete devastation of the country where more than one hundred thousand civilians were killed in the warfare and many still continue to die due to the rise of extremist movements in the country almost three million lost their homes and many of them remain displaced even today and the bloodshed hit heavy on the wallets of american taxpayers with washington spending two trillion dollars on his campaign the legacy of the iraq war is in the spotlight today an option returned to show going on the ground his guest is american former assistant
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secretary p.j. crowley. is it the white house all the british people that control foreign policy this still no sign of any reports from the chilcot inquiry into britain's invasion of iraq so we asked president obama's former assistant secretary of state about his view of the so-called special relationship. well for me the news team is just over half an hour from now i mean time breaking the set is next with at the bottom. we wanted to create a realistic mobile that would represent life that would depict life as it really is .
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there's an accident on route six. what can be wonderful than this the whole thing is a model. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank development of social programs goes to pay back debts cold country is drowning under the amount of debt that they should and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back o. debts can all that money really help. the wages of debts.
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right the same. search tree. and i think the tree. on the retailers. and. the the. how the hanging of folks on abbey martin and this is breaking that well it's no shock to the fast food industry piece of the lowest wages in the country what is surprising however is the wage theft of these employees that goes far beyond just a low paycheck one of the worst offenders is perhaps the most famous of the mom making me in fact according to twenty four seven wall street mcdonald's is the
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second worst pain corporation in the country next to wal-mart as the golden arches and only managed to pave their way into every crevice of planet earth but according to a new class action lawsuit the corporation not only makes its workers pay for their uniforms out of pocket but also requires them to regularly clean them now doesn't sound like much but when you are making the bare minimum wages buying and being forced to clean your uniform professionally really is an extra expense these people cannot afford a new york as mcdonald's requirement also violates a state regulation that forces companies to reimburse employees for uniform maintenance in california donald's workers are saying that their hours are never static and are constantly being changed that they can never take home a regular amount other workers are alleging that they are not paid overtime all of which directly violates federal wage laws in the states now because of the way franchises work to absolve responsibility it's been very difficult of them giant fast food corporations accountable for horrendous labor abuses but this time
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workers are poised with enough evidence to come out on top for once so please consider all of this the next time you're dying for an eighth of a muffin at the arch monolith and support the fight to raise the minimum wage into a living one and let's break the set. the to the to the. very large a clown. i am. so there's no. such. in the to. cut. cut cut
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cut cut cut. cut cut cut cut. cut. there are tons of reporters and politicians that have left the mainstream establishment for various reasons some to be more independent unbiased and unpressured from their industries and there are some people march to the beat of their own drummers and not only leave but go completely off the grid and that's exactly what former minnesota governor jesse ventura has done c. for now he's over living in the u.s. and has opted for happier more tranquil days to escape the n.s.a. and surveillance drones soon to be flying over our heads where is he we don't know who we are still able to snag him for an interview earlier today i first asked him to tell us about his new show on or a t.v. called off the grid and what topics he's covering that can't be covered in american media. well over a vote off the grid is the fact that i feel like i'm being censored the united states i did a book tour last time and i couldn't get on fox news i couldn't do it i missed them
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b.c. i couldn't get any of them at work whatsoever and so this idea came up to put me on the internet i did an interview with larry king and larry as you know was whether you had me i mean there's a part of oregon t.v. and you said this is where you need to be and i accept. claim to them that the problem was i had made a life choice about seven eight years ago to live off the grid for months out of the year and they said we have the technology that's not a problem we could do it anywhere and so then it thus became the show where i now talk from the outside looking in there as opposed to the inside looking out where i was before and maybe i'll have a better effect on waking people up and the fact that it's on the internet so it's no holds barred i can talk about anything i want and the subjects are mine and mine alone you talk about it you love the us also you can get away from the drones circling overhead how serious and of concern do you think domestic droughns really pose to the future this country well you know i made light of it it was tongue in
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cheek because you know mainstream media is just begging to be made fun of you know they truly are they're just begging make fun of us make fun of us because they deserve it so i say things and they run with it like you know that we're down here dodging the drones and that but when you look at it for other serious note it's exceptionally serious i mean when our constitution and our bill of rights get violated by the government why aren't people going to jail for that or at least losing their jobs you know people talk about snowden and they say well he broke a contract and he revealed this the point is the constitution and bill of rights are the highest law of the land they take precedence over anything else and so that's under assault right now our government is operating like they've suspended the constitution the bill of rights which is ridiculous you can't do that let should declare martial law but it seems we have another declared martial law and
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that's what the essence of everything is is to take back our country and give back the freedoms that we've lost since nine eleven just a you you've grown up you know through the cold war vietnam and you've been in the military you have family that's in the military you know you talk about of the u.s. almost like an underground marshal on what way do you think every dumble of east berlin which is what you compare it to in another interview. yeah because i mean i cross the border every year and it's ridiculous if i cross that mexico there's nobody there i've actually stopped my vehicle rolled the windows down and say doesn't somebody at least hand you a piece of paper and say one of the year's no so you're welcome me because guess what i bring pesos they know i'm going to spend money down here they delight having me down here i create judge you know i'm a job creator no i'm creating new jobs down here and now these you legals want to have to cross the border to pick strawberries and take your job.
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are you being facetious here or do you really think that mexicans are coming and stealing american jobs what americans really be wanting to pick strawberries jesse . speakers all by the people who work for me have told me i'm equivocally they said they got better if you were if i was employed with you on off the grid i would be over the border right now illegally so there you go i'm on the job solving your legal immigration and being a job creator of course i'm having fun with that but it's true if you're sort of small level but what do you do this if you support amnesty a fraction of the millions of undocumented immigrants currently in studying and working in the u.s. i support something more than mad call me crazy i support taking down borders i support that we're all human beings on this planet and why should i have to produce paperwork when i want to go somewhere how's that one i like that
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a lodge as in i think that we're both internationalist and i think borders are interesting destructive in the language of you know i'm american you're this year and that gives you some sort of moral authority to do harm and destruction it couldn't be more damaging just i can agree with you more let's turn to another issue that continue. well what looks worse if you see a big fence with barbed wire on the top and you see someone on the other side a bad fence immediately you suspect them of being something bad something negative because you have this man made fence between you i want to bring up another interesting idea that you promoted abolishing the income tax transition into a national sales tax really fascinating can you briefly explain how that would work and would reduce the math of any quality level well what it would do it would make you the first and foremost it would make you the citizen number one again you'd get
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your money first now through the current income tax you get your money second the government gets that first so they're number one you get the gross on your check you know that fictitious number what is that number will you get that number because you would decide what you paid taxes on by what you purchase now you could still have a safety net you can declare that you know for poverty people they get their hypothetically their first ten thousand dollar purchases free of charge but anything beyond that they pay and you pay at the point of purchase so therefore as citizens you would never face the internal revenue again that you could reverse the internal revenues role and have them watchdog in business to government to ensure our taxes are properly being used never again would i have to keep books for seventy years during an audit and if you decided this week you didn't want to pay taxes you wouldn't have to don't buy anything see my belief is core belief is this
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wealth is not determined by what you make it's determined by what you are by what you spam because if you make a million dollars a year but you live in a studio apartment drive a beat up volkswagen you're hardly living like a millionaire now when you buy the mercedes. miyata well then you're living like a millionaire and you'll be taxed as such and it would also mean the government would have to base everything of their operation on our national economy because of the economy would alter we wouldn't buy anything and the government wouldn't get paid all just it seems like a genius concept i wonder why isn't gain more traction because it's totally true and then people who are in poverty when they would just not have to take half of their earnings given to the federal government to perpetuate the war machine i mean they can has guns then what they want to contribute to society just sounds won't so
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smart and well in the figures you don't have to tax through debts from essence of life clothing anything under one hundred fifty dollars no tax you start by a stove yeah there's a tad drug that if you buy food if you buy clothing that's more nine hundred fifty bucks but i mean anybody can buy jeans you can buy underwear you can buy your socks and you won't get taxed i mean it would it would all be based on our gross national product and it would only need to be about twelve percent you're telling me our government can't run up twelve percent of the gross national product if they can't bennett's trying to replace them way too reasonable for anyone in this government to be supporting jesse that's why i. came out i guess that's abby that's why i brought up the good. you have the right you made the right moves i wanted to really quickly i know that you you've talked about this kind of cold war resurrection and i just can't let you go without addressing it i know that you dedicated one of the
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off the grid to discussing this i mean i just feel i mean i can't imagine how you feel actually living through the cold war and then seeing us go back. to how do you think the situation's going to play out and how can we stop this fear mongering and war mongering in terms of russia versus the u.s. right now the for the frustration is nobody is paying attention to history it's. that simple and that old cliche if you don't read your history you're doomed to repeat it trust me it's happening in decades now not just in lifetimes people start reading your history people started studying what has gone on in the last fifty years and you see it repeated over and over and over again what's that other koshare thought being crazy ways oh yeah i know you're not in the eye and say if you repeat the same thing and expect different results i mean as a definition and. there you go that you're insane and yet we've got this insanity
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killer and i'm we're doing the same thing and i'm seeing it now within decades and i'm only sixty two you know i still consider mentally i'm about twenty four you know it's just chronologically i'm sixty two but i'm sitting here looking in my lifetime having lived through the cold war and saying we're going to a let's let these morons erect a cold war again when it was all fictitious to begin with they were telling their people this story and the high in the garden curtain we were telling our people this story on this at the end curtain and both sides were getting lied to. i mean you know that it's desperate when the war machine reverts back to that cold war propaganda i hope people are smart and ask you realize what's going on just the rise up stop that once and for all thank you so much for coming on. coming up we'll take a look at why c n n's ratings have soared over the last week. i
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marinate join me. for in-depth impartial and financial commentary interviews and much much. only on the bus and. in justifying their stance they're citing all sorts of what they see as international press advance in cost of what they are coming referendum once called london but the response that they're hearing from the one they want is illegitimate but what we've been doing is still full of life a measure if you break into their still good luck america does is right.
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the people for sundries like russia are all countries like this trade. but whatever america does is right because america does. not a series. parts. you would think that being the most trusted name in news means that you. the audience to back up that claim but unfortunately for the geniuses running c.n.n.
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that hasn't exactly been the case to despite having access to over one hundred million households in the u.s. last year saw the worst ratings for c.n.n.'s primetime lineup in twenty years perhaps that's because the network consistently features bush administration cronies an apologist to analyze international events like iraq war evidence fabricator stephen hadley perhaps it's because people just don't want to watch pillsbury doughboy in person or newt gingrich debate van jones on obamacare for the forty years time or perhaps it's because sixteen hours a day of wolf blitzer is no lens glasses and straggly beard can make even the most avid news junkie lose their mind but thankfully one story has finally turned around cnn's sinking ratings. all right goodnight one week ago that was the last communication from the crew aboard malaysia airlines flight three seventy every possible terrorist lead or every possible terrorist scenario has to be rolled down and i was to be looked at exhaustive work so what i want to know the systems in
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this car get a passenger have gotten into the cockpit do they needed to get into it if they wanted to do something the nagle some sort of major mechanical or electrical system especially today on a day when we deal with the supernatural and we go to church the supernatural power of god you deal with all of that people are saying to me why aren't you talking about the possibility i'm just putting it out there that something odd happened to this plane something beyond our understanding we have a thousand different theories we need to bound this thing a little bit and get back to what we know what we don't know and kind of walk ourselves through what the possible outcomes might be well you know cable news works don't you spider. crew we've got time to fill there. yes because filling time should always be the number one priority of any news organization was that the disappearance of flight three seventy is indeed a baffling mystery and a tragedy for those on board and their family. and that's pretty much all that needs to be said about it until there's a real development but the nonstop speculative coverage about what could have
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possibly happen to this plane is insane and look i know i criticize the corporate media quite a bit but this incessant coverage has brought the m.s.m. to a new low but it's no wonder why c.n.n. and other twenty four hour news networks are addicted to this story see it last week saw an almost one hundred percent rise in the network's primetime ratings revealing to no one's surprise the true motives of profit driven news as long as this story keeps attracting eyeballs c.n.n. will keep shoving it down our throats facts be damned so the corporate media is full focus has been on flight three seventy what's important stories have been ignored besides been gazi the i.r.s. scandal and justin bieber's latest antics of course well last week in turkey protests erupted and born in car after fifteen year old berkin elvan died from injuries he suffered last summer when he was hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired fired by riot police while trying to buy bread for his family's breakfast elven had grown into
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a symbol of the protest movement and galvanized thousands to take to the streets to combat the oppressive policies of turkish leader recap erdogan and his violent crackdown on peaceful protesters no surprise that these latest protests were also met with extreme violence on the part of the police several media outlets reported that water cannons were sprayed it falling down activists tear gas canisters were shot inside of a bakery full of people and plastic bullets were shot at point blank range meanwhile an incredibly inspiring event just wrapped up in sochi russia and that's the term all happening just six hundred miles away in crimea five hundred forty seven disabled athletes competed in everything from sludge hockey to wheelchair curling and the paralympics these are largely ignored athletes demonstrated the power and resilience of the human body to overcome all physical odds giving all of us able bodied humans a little bit of much needed perspective on the obstacles in our own lives. but perhaps one of the most important stories here in the us that has been largely
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ignored by the mainstream is attorney general eric holder's plan to cut prison sentences for potentially thousands of prisoners now don't get me wrong here holder has done little in his career as attorney general to actually justify praise but the decision to reduce sentences for nonviolent drug offenders is the first of many steps this country must take to reform its prison system in fact an a.c.l.u. report from last year found that more than thirty two hundred prisoners are serving life without parole sentences for nonviolent modern nonviolent drug crimes excuse me and if there's new proposals and acted the federal prison population will be reduced by more than sixty five one hundred inmates serving time for drug crimes over the next five years so you would think that at the very least the justice department's decision to scale back drug hony and sentencing laws would generate a larger discussion the mainstream about this country's medieval incarceration methods. but unfortunately dissecting the reasons why a country with five percent the world's population has twenty five percent of its
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prisoners is just too complicated an issue for the corporate media to tackle because covering issues that actually affect you and me doesn't do too much for ad revenue you know what does speculation conjecture and soap opera drama about a plane and here's the real tragedy the anguish in families looking for answers now after watching network desperate for profits turn their loved ones into a supernatural side show. you might be familiar with the movement it's a grassroots initiative that's widely regarded as one of the most transformative social movements on the planet all over the weekend the global community of activists attended the sixth annual zikos day or busy day but its main event hosted at the university of toronto zero provides a platform for thousands of people around the world to disk. some of the most important issues facing global society and while specific discussions change every
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year the angle remains the same shifting public consciousness to embrace and enact a paradigm shifting solutions earlier today was joined by ben mcleish a speaker at z. day two thousand and fourteen a contributor to a new book titled the psycho's movement to find i first asked ben how the moon has evolved since its first busy day. it's been a very little gammick transition as people start to hear about it we've certainly seen the grounds for the membership different diverse people from different backgrounds not just what you would call extensional activist types and we've also seen a fair amount of buy in from what you so famous people people who are of celebrity are interested in positively effect in the world and you were given a talk at this year's event about paradigm shift bank new expanded notion that we are in the midst of a new emerging social paradigm yes paradigms are very powerful precisely because they are an interlocking set of ideas that seem to support themselves so they always claim that they refer to science in the real world in the way things really are. you can see quite clearly how it was this is when you get back and see them
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used to believe in two thousand swimmers four thousand years with no physical evidence whatsoever or the divine right of kings back when we thought that kinship need to be justified that way all of these things always claim to be absolutely natural the paradigm we find ourselves in now is probably most dangerous one because it's certainly a mode of behavior on the planet that doesn't take into advantage into account all the resources there are we assume that it's completely infamous and it was still very much in a centralized ownership and control based model when really decentralized and open and available models are really what we're transitioning towards and which are the most stable the most sustainable and include by definition the most people possible i've discussed this i spent before with its founder peter joseph on the show but can you describe really briefly for our audience what a resource based economy is and you're talking about the transition and amp. and i want to how can we can transition from this paradigm into a resource based economy sure resource based economy quite simply is an economy
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that explicitly uses the best in science and technology for the welfare and concern of humanity and the biosphere it's a remarkable fact the modern paradigm whatever you want to call it whether you want to use the snarl words capitalism or anything else simply doesn't take the stuff into account so it's a deliberate worldwide understanding of interconnected nature on this planet the fact that we do have a plan it's live on and it is for all intents and purposes a closed system that we have to maximize that would look after the resources not includes things like replenishment rates it includes basic human needs being serviced and looked after and. served in general by the society and the only way to really do that to follow a real efficiency rather than the sort of market efficiency of profit maximisation of the moment is all to me in the most important sense going to yield a money to society once we really get to functional utility so that's the general
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overview of it to get there well we can't do without education you can't do this to a room full of blanks. and minds that have not been organized to understand what is actually important in life why we do actually prefer science and technology in it seems everything except things that religion and economics these things seem to be somehow not in line with you're talking about open source technology things like that you cited wikipedia pass as an example of what humans can accomplish when information is free and even what appears governed by mob rule so who make the decisions in a resource based economy it's not so much that we want to make decisions it's that these decisions become arrived at such a very decent price accord clay shirky wrote a very good book called here comes everybody that describes organization without organizations and describes how a. century as a matter of creating a decentralized open source and available system for anybody who wants to
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participate you can mass organize information and create buying products that essentially don't mean that you have to put anything to a vote it's sort of a byproduct of the system itself the integrity and the eco relation of each individual to the other and the ability of information on a mass scale that actually allows you to arrive at decisions very quickly we do this now i mean nobody sits and tries to work out where the bandwidth of the internet should go tomorrow it's something that through load balancing and intelligent feedback systems and almost approaching the sort of neural network idea of intelligence is something that is essentially produced household the system functioning right i just want to get this out of the way for those who think the movement is marx is ideal is the utopia of marxism can you explain why it's not sure. the end goal of the zygotes movements is not to exist any more we want to create a world that no longer requires the basic application and and and the delivery of
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understanding of why science and technology form the cornerstone of anything that's good about your life and about the life around you and this is not been the case with any of the sort of so-called political movements of the past that want to see a sort of than a thousand year rule or in any kind of permanent installation of that particular ideology we don't peddle in ideologies it's all you peddling rationality and wanting people to finally think for themselves and not immediately kneejerk and say well who do i vote for to get this in you don't vote for anybody there's no person that would do this for you this is the byproduct of you understanding the idea of voting for a human or a set of humans amid a systems government world is itself an act of the rationality itself corruption and then you collaborate on a book that just came out called design guys movement define it's also available as an e-book can you talk about what the book is all about sure i've got. copy of it here what we did it was after many years of requests is that we've spent the best
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part of about three years really compiling the front to back train of thought from where we are now presently with economics what actually is important the various understandings of things like systems theory and again we talk about paradigms a lot all the way through to the fundamental building blocks of how one might approach building a society on the planet that really is in line with the natural world we see and that would maximize not just the biosphere not just humanity but indeed both and we put that all together in a in a in an extended set of essays fully referenced many many hundreds of sources are in there so if anybody is finding themselves blankly staring at the screen not really understanding what i'm saying our book is available completely for free on our website or there's an act cost. available order from things like amazon do to thank you so much ben mclean speaker like i said about really appreciate you coming on. that's our show you guys good night.
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if. we wanted to create a realistic mobile that would represent life that would depicts life is it really is. there's an accident on route six. what can be will wonderful than this the whole thing is a mile. from. the moon and children on the news the link to the close women news is working with
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martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today it's a movie i have a drawn. drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part they have been very precise six and strikes against out of. town this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight. so. we do some of her stuff gets all sort of which all the countries afghanistan's all the one that i can confirm that we are operating him in. afghanistan is the only other country like. afghanistan still a country. too.
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i don't there's now no more. nato. nonsense sorry.
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russian flags flying over the ukrainian naval forces h.q. in crimea as ukrainian soldiers leave the base following its takeover by activists it comes despite a fatal shooting the day before have to allow the use of firearms. crime is rejoining of russia was approved by the country's constitutional court the green celebrated both on the peninsula and in moscow but people seeing it as a long awaited return also. we're telling you this is the paper it is a sign your resignation was further evidence comes to light showing the intimidation tactics used by ultra nationalists among ukraine's new authorities as they force the head of the t.v. channel to resign from. costing putin's address. to the country the state of our people the new authorities in kiev stop forming their own additional armed force
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look at the planet national guard units and the concerns it raises. night from our new center here in moscow this is r.t. international with the twenty four hours a day ukrainian military forces have left the country's naval headquarters in crimea after negotiations with local activists who entered the base and raised russian flags then it comes a day after the peninsula officially join russia following the referendum and despite official authorization from kiev for the soldiers to use firearms. he has the details. we know from the town of sevastopol in the south of the peninsula in the south of crimea that peaceful pro russian protesters have indeed taken over the
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ukrainian naval base no shots were fired only minor verbal scuffles were reported and they also raised a russian flag and the russian navy flag over the base but no violence reported it's just about negotiations at the moment i mean what seems to be rather a festive atmosphere here in the crimean capital of simferopol last night there were some very warring developments with the interior ministry of the peninsula confirming two people wore shorts dead as a result of a sniper fire one of those was a ukrainian office grainy and servicemen another one is a member of the so-called self-defense also two people were injured alarming info coming from the prime minister of the been in. on the water shots were taken from the same sport with the same weapon in two directions this is the same tactics used in my done where a single person shot both police officers and civilians which means this is a provocation and then several intercepted phone calls show it was
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a planned procreation we've got the same situation here. at the same time despite still so much uncertainty over this whole incident he if is reacting in a very tough way the defense ministry of ukraine has said that the cranium troops stationed at the peninsula may use firearms if needed so this is supposed to be a festivity period here in crimea but still it's pretty tense regarding this latest worrying developments. well author william angle has been researching the subject of provocations being extensively used during the unrest he joins me live now from frankfurt to share his thoughts now on the situation in crimea so when the same day that crimea and. russia signed the. treaty tragically ukrainian soldier dies and yet the western media ukrainian media very quick to blame russia on this is that a fair assumption that russia is responsible. who would be idiotic tactic
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for russia's side to do anything like that it's clear this is this is a pattern this is a favorite pattern of u.s. special forces since romania nine hundred eighty nine the arab spring in egypt in tahrir square snipers were used to create panic and terror that fed larger demonstrations against the government. and the evidence as you mentioned earlier in modern square on the twenty second of february this is what broke the agreement between the opposition and the article which government for an election in december and various other compromises that that would've shown a peaceful way hopefully out of the out of the crisis and then suddenly snipers opened fire and as you pointed out the evidence is that it came from the same building that was guarded by the security of the right sector which is this new your nazi. bunch of gangsters that are now in the government in key cabinet
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positions and otherwise in well as prosecutor general said that shots were fired at both sides this have a listen to what she said about this incident and then i'll get further comment from me. i want to also i do know the shots were fired at the ukrainian military as well as the self defense members there were casualties one self defense volunteer was killed in the nothing one soldier was also killed from the ukrainian military base there is a high probability that the tac was of the same pattern as that took place during sniper attacks on my done in kiev and its purpose was the provocation of violence between the two sides so there we are william she's basically drawing that parallel what you've just mentioned in just a few minutes ago said do you think people are actually going to listen to that though do you think that what the people actually listen to that side of the argument well the western media has been very very rigorous on
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block you know anything that calls into question their especially dominated media their regime change agenda for ukraine and it's just like a global propaganda machine from c.n.n. to new york times the washington post so i don't have any great expectations and also the german media. is under the thumb of nato and is simply not giving an honest airing of a lot of this contradictory evidence so i think. it's very unlikely that there's. truthfully reporting some of these questions so far with one. which we reporting that occurred yesterday and yet the crimean prime minister he's saying that he's definitely aware of more provocations being planned there do you think there is any hope that we could actually see a smooth and peaceful transition in the future or could actually tensions get worse . well i think i think nato is going to try to make the tensions get worse for the
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people that nato is working with inside ukraine. the. ukrainian national assembly and the. people of this ilk but the it's amazing that everything has gone as peacefully as it has so far which gives you an indication that even among ukrainians in crimea and ukrainian naval personnel that there is. a desire not to have conflict of brother against brother cousin against cousin russian against ukrainian and to peacefully resolve this let's hope it stays that way god forbid that this thing should explode into a. bloody war but certainly some people. the friends of victoria nuland i think are staying up late at night trying to figure out ways to do just that getting interesting reaction from the see the organization for security cooperation in europe is expressed outrage at government members from an ultra nationalist party forcefully removing the head of a local t.v. channel we've been showing the footage here on r.t.
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international. would it take more incidents like that for the european leaders to actually wake up to the fact that there is an extreme very nasty nationalists and i meant within the government well the american government in germany and the e.u. in general is being hypocritical because the e.u. labeled this forebode a party two and a half years ago as a terrorist or as a right wing anti semitic organization scuse me as a right wing of the semitic organization and put it on the blacklist so they know exactly what the color of the snake skins are that are in now running the show and . they're well aware of that but i think the pressures coming from washington is coming from a regenerated group of neo conservatives like you had some of the same people you have. during the iraq war and they're using the same tactics because nuland used to be the aid of this cheney and now she's the. assistant secretary of state
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responsible for ukraine in eastern europe as well as western europe. author and publisher of our life in germany thank you very much indeed your thoughts here at the international thank you well all this comes a day after russia in crimea signed that historic treaty of reunification after president putin declared the referendum was in full accordance with international norms he addressed lawmakers in the kremlin let's just recap some of the key points of his speech where he stressed the importance of relations with ukraine but the post-coup leadership here being saturated by the ultra right something we've just been discussing there he also hit out at the u.s. and europe for encouraging the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected government in kiev and supporting the way the new authorities came to power also who carried out the coup in ukraine you nazis nationalists and the anti semites and they still define the country's political agenda it's clear that there is no legitimate executive power in ukraine right now there is no one to negotiate with putin also accuse the west of ignoring
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international laws before with its million treatment of military interventions and other states in pursuit of its own interests he also stressed that russia's attempts to engage in dialogue with the west have been largely ignored but. we have every reason to believe that the old policy of containing russia which was carried out in the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth centuries is still in place but there is always an intention to rush into a corner because we take an independent position the signing of a reunification treaty was cheered and celebrated across crimea as well as in moscow. i. was in crimea people hailed what they called a return home for the ninety percent of voters showed their support for this in sunday's referendum moscow's red square has also seen some large festivities of people welcoming the return of the region that had once been part of their country
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for almost two centuries so what exactly has changed for people living there while the republic of crimea is now officially a part of the russian federation which means the land border between the peninsula and ukraine now becomes the russian ukrainian border this city is sebastopol where the russian black sea fleet is based is a separate federal subject within the country the same status as moscow and st petersburg and the local population is already being given russian passports however they can choose to refuse them and keep their ukrainian papers local authorities have all said that said that pensions and salaries will soon be raised to russian levels. well in the ukrainian capital kiev crimea as we have occasion with russia was not received well and those who dared to broadcast not a mere putin speech where he explained the move to ukrainians were dealt with in a manner of the new authorities are becoming increasingly known for what is more if national reports. literally because most of the land in a big clue is
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a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here who's representing the country's information and media committee the youngest resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the film happened. to tell you what's. shut up and take your hands off like a cold you have to show resistance are the rudder deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation. all that just because his channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you sign it you must. i mean you cranium. york this is not a ukrainian. bigger mission in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its race season anti semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social
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national party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods of becoming the country's new political language the genius who. says how many of the country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and take it for enjoying their freedom and bringing them to justice. party was. faced with the prospect of security forces not on the side with the new authorities here have started forming an additional armed force the so-called national guard is planned to be sixty thousand strong and totally independent from the army and the police result is paula slim reports creating another armed group may not be too helpful for peace. glory grade glory days heroes glory to the nation death to enemies new recruits eager to fight
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responding to kids call for twenty thousand men who are prepared to serve perhaps even on the frontline you can never predict maybe through war. kiev's leaders are putting together a national guard an alternative to the regular armed forces they go to drown out the voices of dissent. most volunteers of battle experience most of them protecting the rights and freedom of the citizens of ukraine of the modern. the concern is that there are official armed forces present and then there is the right sector the far right militant organization whose leader dimitri abortion claims he's amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons now even the e.u. admits it's worried about the rise of the sixteen this group but critics say there is a power vacuum in kiev and the new government is at to be incapable of controlling these disparate militias. if they can't manage it they control the center of even
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best not even all the city there have been incidents on bank robberies office raids extortion so we can't control it now and they won't be able to in the future. it's frightening for people here people like alexi governing who is sure it's only a matter of time before the weapons are aimed at him and other productions supporters who just hear what is in the people in kiev are on even the civilians we received information not long ago that weapons are being sold for one hundred dollars a one kalashnikov assault rifle and three magazines we called the national guard recruitment office in donetsk and found it's pretty easy to sign up. for. that about my brother because you work in. greg. rather well this is the recruitment officer weapons are being distributed to men
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who admit their military background is sorely lacking. there are many men who haven't used an assault rifle for a long time and the unit is like a chorus for young soldier we have two weeks to learn how to use the machine guns that as well as tactics and discipline more than anything people here want to live in peace but with so many armed groups and weapons seemingly flowing freely they fear that the scene is being set for even more instability policy r.t. donetsk eastern ukraine. while the diplomats are debating over crimea these soldiers have already voted for the real fact geographic says it will more keep it in a part of russia according to its principle to map the world as it is as people would like it to be more the story right now. washington forces damascus to shut its embassy and consulates in a spat which could end the chances of a diplomatic solution to syria's crisis more on that story and others after
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repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still tends to rejection poetry keep. ignore it. we post only what really matters at r.t. to your facebook news feed. a series of instructions being carried out by israeli warplanes on several of syria's military facilities to have claims the attack was returning nation for the road so to give its troops in the israeli occupied part of the go down even though the perpetrators of the attack is still unknown the defense ministry has blamed assad's forces that's is the syrian part of the gun and which is currently occupied by rebel jihadist comes as washington ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic missions in the us north americans also told to leave the country. explains the reasoning behind the move. the obama administration has ordered the
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syrian government to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the u.s. and not include an embassy in washington d.c. an honorary consulates in michigan and texas the white house says that this move comes in response to a decision made by syrian president bashar al assad to suspend consular services for syrians living in the u.s. in a statement u.s. special envoy to syria daniel rubenstein said. that we have determined it is unacceptable for individuals appointed by that regime referring to the assad government to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the united states unquote now while the washington's ties with damascus continue deteriorating the u.s. says it will continue assisting the syrian opposition seeking to overthrow the assad government some would call that quite a complicated endeavor considering that extremists tied to terrorist organizations are fighting alongside the opposition in syria in
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a serious bloody civil war has waged on for three years in that time a reported one hundred forty thousand people have been killed and six million displaced washington's latest move comes as the syrian government has been accelerating its chemical weapons disarmament which is expected to be fully completed later this year that deal of course struck in cooperation with russia no telling now how the syrian government is going to react to washington to washington's latest move. and some other news in brief now if we have a cerner world update there's been fresh on rest in bahrain where security forces clashed testers in the eastern city of sitra scores of demonstrators attacked a police station in retaliation for the death of a protester during a rally on monday the young man reportedly died of tear gas inhalation a large number of bahrain is have been killed or injured or jailed since the beginning of the uprising three years ago. the shooting in the office of the
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turkish statistics institute in the city of cars has left seven dead local media is reporting a sect employee into the building and killed six of his former colleagues before turning the gun on himself and get it being denied severance pay. police arrested fifty seven greenpeace activists of a nuclear power plant near some time in the northeast of france the group in a truck successfully broke through two fences before hanging up the nuclear balance securing the country's always plant remains a concern after similar incidents in recent years. and. several hundred students and activists have broken into taiwan's parliament in protest at a trade pact with china about a thousand police officers were brought in to restore order that's demonstrators defied attempts to victim from the building it's feared the deal if ratified by parliament could hurt me and leave thousands to lose their jobs something that will also help try to bring taiwan under its control. the american
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invasion of iraq was launched eleven years ago today eventually leading to the complete devastation of the country more than one hundred thousand civilians were killed in the warfare many still continue to die due to the rise of extremism in the country almost three million lost their homes and many of them remain displaced even today and the bloodshed hit heavy on the wallets of american taxpayers with washington spending two trillion dollars on his campaign for the legacy of the iraq war is in the spotlight today and actions pretenses show going on the ground and he's just as american former assistant secretary p.j. crowley. the white house or the british people that control foreign policy there's still no sign of any report from the chilcot inquiry into britain's invasion of iraq so we asked president obama's former assistant secretary of state about his view of the so-called special relationship. u.k. is predicted to become europe's largest economy in the next fifteen years but it
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also has a growing divide between the haves and the have nots five of its wealthiest families are currently richer than the inter bottom twenty percent of the population and as r.t.d. has discovered the country's food banks again in ever bigger q's. i want to do what a person to to isn't thinking how. to sing that's my family our thoughts are they strong. it's another busy day at this feet bank a pin twice a week is just one of more than four hundred feet banks across the u.k. run by the trussell trust charity ok so there are rules at zero three zero zero fourteen is free and finally just so consulting on my son is fourteen. carolyn is
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here with her daughter and grandson the spike waiting for a hip replacement she was recently deemed fit to work and had her benefits cut she's appealing that decision but that takes time and with little money coming in she's ended up here. haven't got the money to go around. and that's not what you buy you rent to buy food or do you hope. the money can't go so far they have sort of. decided to cut people smaller do you cereal cereal and sleep. in the past days relying on feed aid have often been homeless or without an income . but the high cost of living and government changes to welfare have meant that not only are the numbers of people using feed banks increasing but the demographic is changing too. now the majority of people turning to food banks a working age family benefits emergency. yes martin.
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until recently the government tried to claim that the rise in food bank yeasts it was not linked to government policy with some m.p.'s even suggesting that the rise was g two increased numbers of feed banks available but a government report put paid to that making it clear that the banks were driven by demand and not by supply further cuts to welfare are expected if the government wants to keep reducing britain's huge debt i think the big question leaves. how far partly from crisis that is a tough question but i think we're probably nearly there there isn't much war because people are already at the edge. so i see london. all nod for you at the moment another piece of the puzzle
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of the missing malaysian airlines plane the jet reportedly changed direction twelve minutes before the copilot wished good night to ground control a timeline in the latest developments in one of the biggest ever searches for a missing civilian aircraft therefore you naughty dog called. us facebook is a veiled recognition system is able to identify uses even without any information attached. to bring it up there for a moment more news for just over half an hour from now i mean time all international it's boom bust with everyday.
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we wanted to create a realistic movie that would represent life to picture the life as it really is. there's an accident six. what some people wonderful this the whole thing is a model. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations
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so they have to beg from the. development of social programs goes to pay back that whole country is we're drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same america's money to pay back oh that's. all that money really you know. the wages of debt. over there i marinated this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up we're looking at janet yellen first public appearance as chairwoman of the federal reserve now the get this comes following a two day meeting of the fed policy making committee and yellen will hold its first public press conference in her new role on wednesday and we're talking about what she might say during that press conference you don't want to miss that then we have
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catherine often a bit on today's show fits as publisher of the solari report and founder of the large investment advisory service she said down with me to discuss the decline of the old economic order and the birth of the new stuff and in today's big deal edward harrison and i are discussing a tale of two counties we're bringing you another angle to the importance of wage growth here in the u.s. it all starts right now. yellen style of communication will take center stage wednesday as the chairwoman of the federal reserve makes her first press conference in that role that is and this comes following
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a today meeting starting tuesday. lead her first assembly of the fed's policy making committee that starts again on tuesday but my view here is that the immediate challenge confronting yellen is overhauling the fed's forward guidance for short term interest rates the fed has been gradually pulling back on its bond buying and it's widely expected to announce wednesday that it will keep buying fifty five billion dollars in treasuries and mortgage backed securities now that's down from the sixty five billion it purchased in march and the eighty five billion every single month of last year that is unless the economic outlook changes sharply what you could given all that's going around on around the world now the fed officials have said that they intend to end purchases in the fall of two thousand and fourteen however fed officials have been much less clear about their effort to suppress the borrowing costs for businesses and consumers not just by holding short term interest rates near zero but by also convincing investors that rates will remain low for the foreseeable future now in december of twenty twelve the fed said
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that it intended to keep short term interest rates near zero or at least as long as unemployment remained above six point five percent at the time it was at seven point nine percent unemployment now officials have since concluded that the rapid fall in unemployment overstates the labor labor markets recovery and the unemployment rate fell to about six point seven percent in february which obviously was uncomfortably close to the fed's stated six point five percent threshold now again the real question remains what is jelling going to say about forward guidance well we will be waiting with bated breath. catherine austin fitts was managing director and a member of the board of directors at ben aerated white shoe wall street firm dillon read now this is before she became assistant secretary of housing at the
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department of housing and urban development during the first bush administration since leaving government austin fitts has become increasingly aware of risks in the global financial system and political economy she has made it her mission to reach out to various people via the internet this helps to reach a wider array of citizens than she ever thought possible before now today she talked to me about the transition from what she calls global two point zero to global three point zero take a look. now catherine having looked at your various commentaries and presentations on the internet the overarching theme that stood out to me was this concept of yours that there is a world that is dying and a new one that's being born and that as we as individuals have to figure out how to be a greater part of this new world that you say is being born so this very very macro concept can you explain it to us and for our audience please sure we should allow
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us to jack kids we've had an unprecedented amount of capital moved out of the developed world into the emerging markets and then out of what i call the industrial economy in the into a networked economy and we are watching reinvestment now in the integration of new technology into very traditional infrastructure lower limbs of the country in the united states but all around the world and as it happens you see you know a stone issue change for example in the stock market we see companies that are failing rapidly and other companies that are shooting up and grow. going at dramatic speed so you have this shift of the of the investment from one literally you know the industrial economy to a new network economy and it's it's the change is quite remarkable and i think it's going to be more remarkable and in the process you you go back and forth in the economy and you hear some people saying it's the end of the world and other people saying everything's wonderful now and the reality is it's we're experiencing
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tremendous divergence and in some areas it's terrible and in other areas it's wonderful and and you know we need a picture of seeing that and it's it it's a shift and it's a big one catherine is this new world being born kind of created out of be only all that or do you envision them as to separate economic world entirely. no i think well first of all it certainly being created out of the old because the industrial economy created the capital and and in some cases has been harvested to to to you know to do the capital so the industrial world is incubated it. and unfortunately the painful part of this is you know many of the people we incubated the capital are now being left behind but if you look at the new technology in the application of that technology what we're seeing to give you an example in the ninety's when you talked about new technology people thought of the ring around boston or silicon valley now what you're talking about is integrating that
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technology into the fundamental infrastructure i call it the digital apparently and so into the railroads into the roads into the autos so it's really getting into integrating the technology in the day to day business of how we live happen and what kinds of our macro forces inhibit societies and individuals from leaving dying economic models and signing up for new ones. well you know and that's a great question we all tend to hold on to what we know and i think if there's anything i could stress to everyone what we all need to do is we just need to keep learning so you know for many decades i was an investment banker and then one day i woke up and i said oh the world changed any to become an investment advisor. to keep learning and we need to be entrepreneurial of about always staying useful so if you're in a in a job or you're running a business and you're no longer useful to the world this change then you need to shift and so to me utility is the pathway that we can all follow but i would say
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that you know if you look at all the changes that are upon us particularly as a result of new automation i think you know we're only ten percent of the way through this change that we're going into and so it's very very important to just keep learning now can you give me and our viewers some specifics about how one should prepare for this new world essentially what should someone major in if they want to be a competitive force and who and what will succeed in this new world. well that's it that's a good question because if you look at the curriculum of many universities they're no longer appropriate i would say one of the most important things to understand about a networked world for many years you know the the u.s. consumer market was the biggest consumer market in the european union came together and then that or the north america was the biggest consumer market last year do you know how many smartphone ships tell me i'm not i've done a billion smartphone ship wow so we now have almost two billion people online
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either through smartphones or tablets and we now have a new consumer market that is bigger than anything we've ever conceived of it's called people on smartphones so that asked or at apple in december had a billion dollars of sales just at the app store and they're now getting more stales of the app store coming from asia the north american so it's not surprising we see a new c.e.o. at microsoft as background is indian so so what we're talking about is is a fundamental reorganizing just as in the ninety's we globalized labor for production now weren't globalizing in and reorganizing the consumer and a lot of that is happening online if you drive around america what you'll see is you know the shopping malls are losing business and next to the shopping mall you see growing up big trucking and intermodal facilities because more and more of the goods and services are being delivered by courier by mail you know from online
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shopping right now how does the present central banking slash currency model fit into your model. well i think you know i think the central banking what i call the central banking warfare model has been going on for five hundred years so the central banks print money and then the military make sure that various folks take it and that central banking were fair model is. you know we're coming to the end of that game and that was part of what rebalancing the economy instead of moving investment into the emerging markets was a bounce. and it's it's part of why we see such an effort to get every nation around the world sort of into the central banking model but several things have to happen in the financial system to of all that model if you will one is we're seeing . countries all around the world build stock markets and it's just really been in the last ten years erin that you and i can you know go along singapore shore noncom
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so so part of this is securitizing equity but part of it is clearly moving to a more global currency we have a lot of concern about how the reserve currency works and i think over the next ten to twenty years you're going to see a much more global currency evolve can you talk to me a little bit more about what global currency you think will evolve do you think it'll be something like a crypto currency today like a big coin. well it depends on whether politics window or markets would i think give more hits when what the market would like is to have lots of different currencies you know there's a tremendous market demand for for sort of local one place based currencies or sector clearances things things like point you see the central banks wanting to control and have something that they can use and and i think what the g twenty one is
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a variety of different relationships they can use to sort of rebalance and balance trade so line expectation is we're going to go to or it's more of a wholesale system whether it's the i.m.f. seat as you are and then more sort of local currencies but we're going through a period where the central banks have to compete with what the market wanted wants to do is if the politics it's win out there we're going to see the g. seven central banks really dominate in control but it's going to be a lot let's start a new american economy. time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return more from my interview with copper and often fix and instead of the big deal edward harrison and i are discussing how life expectancy and wage growth correlate here in the u.s. some interesting stuff you won't want to miss that and as we go to break here are and look at some your closing numbers of the bell stick around. to.
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lead lives. of. history in the making crimea's return to russia is at the center of an east west standoff not seen since the cold war sanctions are being matched the same for home along with the west bank the legal government think you can deny the people of crimea so determination. in justifying their stance they're citing all sorts of what they see as international press advance in cost of the outcoming referendum in scotland but the response that they're hearing from the one is that what you are doing is illegitimate but what we have been doing is just a little light measure if you try and break into their story good luck to america does is right rules are made for other people for centuries like russia or
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countries like this trade. but whatever america does is right because america doesn't. stop now with more from catherine austin fits and we pick up the second part of our conversation by talking about how american policymakers view globalization specifically if she thinks the so-called one percent are divesting themselves of the u.s. some looking for profit elsewhere take a look. i think what's very unfortunate is that the way. leadership in this country has financed this shift is basically a shifting enormous capital out of middle class households and out of the sovereign governments federal state local i call it the financial credit top because i think
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a lot of that was when error was illegal so if you come to my blog you can read a post ocean in which a coup d'etat or have an online book called dylan reading the aristocracy of. prophets i think they they believed if they didn't globalize that ultimately america would be left behind and so they basically and this happened in europe today and they looked at their balance sheet and said you know we're not going to finance retirements we're going to take all the retirement capital and and instead build forward and that is unfortunately for the merican middle class what is happened if you're in the american middle class you know what you need to do is look at the shift and say ok there is opportunity in this shift i need to let go of the past and i need to try and and shift with the opportunity. already now i want to move on because the europe and the europe way round of gap and the subsequent w t o it's set in motion a framework for today's globalized world now looking back were these positive
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developments for most citizens in your opinion. i think they were negative for the most i think if i could encourage your listeners to do one thing it would be to watch search aims goldsmiths interview with charlie rose in one thousand nine hundred forty two james goldsmith came to the united states and tried to persuade congress not to pass the or go round of get and said it would be. it would be simply horrible in many respects including for people labor in the developed world and i think to this day it's one of the best single descriptions of the economy that you could find sir james goldsmith with charlie rose in one thousand nine hundred four and it says prescient today as it was then i have to check it out as well thank you for that now what are the implications of the shift to a globalized economy for the u.s. european and developed economies middle classes. well i think i think you know you know there are some who would argue the middle class is growing in the
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areas that are receiving reinvestment so in north america if you're in one of the economy it's that's receiving the reinvestment the middle class is doing reasonably well if you're in one of the areas around the world the emerging market so in china you're the middle class is growing so i would say that from the whole global phenomena the middle class as a size is probably growing in north america is shrinking if you look at what is happening in a household income it's been declining in real terms and i think you know my expectation is that the automation which is expected robotics and different kinds of automation particularly the integration of artificial intelligence is going to significantly reduce current employment so if you look at the current jobs in the in the economy i think you know almost half of those jobs in the next ten to twenty years are going to be automated and it's going to depend on the population to shift and learn and shift to new functions now we've talked a lot on our show about how stagnant middle class incomes have been overcome via
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debt accumulation that kept the economy growing i want to ask you what impact will be increasing household debt have on the u.s. economy going forward if any at all. oh i think it's going to have a very dampening effect. although it depends on what happens obviously with the with the governmental policies but we now you know we've had for for many many decades since nine hundred eighty what i call a long term bull market in bonds and that's meant whether bonds at the institutional level government or corporations or or on spur debt for individuals because of a lot of it's been financed with debt you know we've we've had a spending party on that debt and that's coming to an end and and you know this is a tina turner question we can do this nice or rough we need to convert to a world which is organized around equity whether it's the equity of our homes or the equity of businesses we're going to need to finance much more with equity it's
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one of the reasons i'm so interested in crowdfunding in efforts to really build equity markets so we're going to have to convert to an equity oriented society interesting really enough if we want to if we want to get to a much more equitable society and a society where we align the financial system with the environment i think we need to go to an equity system and i think the question is are we going to get there in a nice way are we going to get there in a rough way i think many of us are very concerned it could be a rough. that's really interesting that you bring that up an hour rodriguez own you know he's actually a developer and columbia and he built his entire new building out of equity purchases by just the colombian bogota population just investing in this is vastly skyscraper i'm sorry it's interesting that you said i think came to mind immediately and i want to ask you catherine how does politics play into all of this i mean are there big differences between political parties in the us that you can point to on these issues. well what are my experience with. both the
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political parties says they both support centralization and more importantly they support the people behind the scenes who won centralization so there you know there are circumstances such that if they don't support and promote centralization they're out on their shit i was in washington i was the assistant secretary of housing in the first bush administration and the secretary of hud called in general and david maxwell who brought a commission on housing and he was trying to persuade them to support a new administration republican bill them being democrats and and david mexico said to him but you know mr secretary you know we've we promoted lots of decentralization and your bill is promoting centralization and we thought republicans like decent lives they should what's the problem and one of the secretaries a little assistance turned to him and said yes but we're here now. i really like
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you. but i gather i want to ask you in conclusion where do we go from here basically how do we rebalance the economy back towards middle class wage earners without precipitating a class war. well here's what we need to do we need to build wealth and part of what is building wealth is stopping other people from harvesting our wealth thing you know in criminal or unfair ways and the other thing is doing things which build wealth and part of what is happening is not just politics since the change in the technology so as i said before we all have to keep learning but one of the things that can help tremendously both in showing the opportunities and reducing the harvesting is transparency so i really support what you're doing with the boom by show there is so much transparency that can be brought to what is happening including to the government money you know you vote for your congressman correct
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you go vote in elections every two years right but if they are why not get a financial statement for your congressional district that shows you the sources and uses of money and credit in your congressional district because today here's the interesting thing you could hold your congressman much more accountable and change what is happening particularly the illegal stuff in the money if you can see the numbers for your place. and it also see the opportunities to reengineer tremendous amounts of flow into the local small business and entrepreneurs so there is if we can bring transparency to how the government money works particularly for the place we drive around and see and live in there's great opportunity so transparency transparency transparency. that was president of solaria incorporated and the publisher of the solara report catherine austin fits time now for today's big deal.
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welcome to the big deal now in today's big deal edward harris and i are going to discuss the importance of wage growth in kind of a different light to different angle if you will now let's call it a tale of two counties fairfax county virginia is just outside of the nation's capital wall mcdowell county west virginia sits a few hundred miles to the west but their economic realities can not be more different and you can see these differences in life expectancy yeah life expectancy now fairfax residents live to the ripe age of eighty two years for men and eighty five for women while mcdowall has the averages of sixty four years for men and seventy three for women and that's about the same as iraq now edward what is up with this relationship basically between life expectancy and your income that seems shocking to me well i think it's not just those two that we see all of the united
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states' interest in actually in the u.s. you know the washington d.c. area is one of the areas where you have the greatest dispersion of income so that you know that you have a high degree of income inequality and you see even within the washington d.c. area this dichotomy between different places in the d.c. area and so what it shows is that more so than ever there is a definite connection between your income and your life expectancy and other sorts of qualifications do you find us more in metro areas like i know fairfax isn't necessarily metro well it's kind of around d.c. it's there's a lot of independent contractors for military stuff but it's not really metro. new york or d.c. or chicago or what i would think of fairfax as being equivalent of west chester or what's the word inglewood new york new jersey is new york northern new jersey right
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and you know and then you have a west virginia as you were saying it's a couple hundred miles away and that's really rural is the different rule versus urban i don't think so again you know as i was saying with in the d.c. area you see the exact same thing it's always seen is you know a real difference between what people have in terms of their wages in one place and their life expectancy and the wages in life expectancy in another place now i'm in fairfax county behalves they enjoy a steady government work i was mentioning before from an emerging tech sector as well not just that government work now there median income is one hundred seven thousand dollars yet on the other hand in my del county the have nots have slowly lost their main industry about being in coal now can you tell me more about the differences between the economic realities for those for fox versus those of mcdowell county you know this is what people are trying to work out in terms of why it is that we have these differences you know is it you know education.
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life choices to brain that's a big thing people have to say you know some people smoke more there are more overweight have less healthy food and therefore you have the life choices but which comes with which is that you know you have more income and therefore your life choices are altered by that or is it that you're in a situation in which you have less income and you're constrained in terms of your life right and we do know that you know those from corn demographics they tend to wear more they have they eat certain foods that are not as good for you they are less likely to see doctor smoke etc etc that can just be a coincidence as to why life expectancy is back down now good and you know so the question is what do you do about because this. as you know there's a chicken and egg scenario is the these people. things which are directly connected to lower life expectancy smoking is
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a perfect example of that is that a a outcall that's predicated on their socio economic status or is it the reverse you know they have lower life expectancies because they do these things and that's lowering their. income i think that. that is going to be very important to you know what your policy prescription is going to be yes it is very important as a matter of solving it that's all but as always thank you for your insight and time that's all for now but you can see all segments featured in today's show on you tube at youtube dot com slash boom bust r.t. we also love hearing from you so please check out our facebook page at facebook dot com slash boom bust r.t. you can also tweet us at any rate at edward n.h. from all of us here bus thank you for watching closely next time but i.
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quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank development of social programs goes to pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they said and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same of their own has money to pay back oh they're. going to all that money really. the wages of debt. the woman and children continues to be the link to the close women who use it is work
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of martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today to me i have the john. drawings have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part they have been very precise six flights to get stuff. out of this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight years. we do some of her service also which on the contrary afghanistan's only one i can confirm that we are operating him in. afghanistan as the only other country that. if gas is still country.
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russian flags flying over the ukrainian naval forces h.q. in crimea as ukrainian soldiers leave the base following its takeover comes despite a fatal shooting the day before. rejoining of russia was approved by the country's constitutional court celebrated both on the peninsula and in moscow with people saying it is along the way to return home also. we're telling you this is the fate of. further evidence comes to light showing the intimidation tactics used by nationalists among ukraine's new authorities as they forced the head of a t.v. channel to resign for broadcasting putin's address. the country the state of our people the new authorities in kiev.

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