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done with the right tape a rush out rob some illegal procedures start step crimea into its territory based as a bashing bank receives a new high profile client after being hit by the us i'm sure that's. why i personally don't have any accountability but i will definitely open when i'm on the. president's version says he wants to get his paychecks from i will see a bond after drugging at the choice of people saw get it by us measures with some of them coming to the situation take a deep image like in the past. also russian speakers in eastern ukraine are sounding the dalai lama the intimidation from me and nelson groups which are claims to be gaining momentum under the new. mantra of dignitaries fountains in
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spain after barrington march on the campus open in protest against this kind of boxing unemployment and sybil status. this is also international coming to you live from moscow and welcome to the program the presidential decree which officially accepts crimea back into russia has been signed this is a unanimous vote by a bus houses of parliament allowing the peninsula and the city of sevastopol to join the russian federation also his point is clear is in crimea for us. they said there's a lot of excitement here in the capital crimean city of some for our poll where people are delighted with the signing by the russian president vladimir putin of a treaty that was unanimously approved by the at the house of the russian
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parliament earlier it was also voted unanimously by the lower house so this concludes the legal process for crimea and the city of sevastopol becoming fully fledged members of the russian federation it follows on the signing of a treaty back on the eighteenth of march by the russian president and crimean authorities that would see crimea formally joining the russian federation and let me remind you that that happened after a referendum held last sunday now back with a random saw the overwhelming majority of crimean vote in favor of leaving here and reuniting with russia and speaking to people here they say that the main reason for this is that after the government came to power in kiev with the overthrow of the victim yana coverage they feel increasingly targeted as russian speaking citizens they feel increasingly unsafe they particularly point to this new regime and its neo nazi leanin its extremist elements its fascist sympathies but a far cry however from the celebrations and the mood here in crimea is the feelings
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of people in eastern ukraine have well more and more people have been arriving here in crimea from eastern ukraine and those who haven't already come are certainly thinking about doing so i've been speaking to a few of them who say that they feeling intimidated they feeling persecuted that there's this crackdown on over those of dissent in the east of the country and as such they feel only secure coming here to crimea. she to look for more guns but i was forced to flee to sort of rubble after repressions their people a little girls were prosecuted for their political stance people were jailed because they didn't agree with the coup in here with no war was being followed they were just taken from their homes many. we're forced to go underground you know. you don't know anyone else's stuff i used to be a senior prosecutor in the end of the draft i couldn't stand how my fellow lawyer and forces were being treated well they were simply doing their job and i was
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forced to join the resistance brigades because there's no loyalty more in ukraine and many of my colleagues feel the same way. i've just arrived here in crimea from the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk where there is over why it is famous i'm certain t.v. and fish if there's one place in eastern ukraine that's not safe anymore it's the streets this man is afraid to show his face on camera he says he's been hunted by pomade un forces. every day we receive reports that on the borders of donbass there are men with military uniforms bullet proof vests weapons and armored vehicles. a man receives a phone call to say right wingers have been spotted in the city they're armed and looking for a fight we drive with him to a checkpoint with self defense one in tears are keeping watch some armed vehicles shoulders are on their way this driver stops to tell them he passed a suspicious vehicle a few kilometers back i'm afraid for my children and grandchildren it's something
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similar to murders and robberies we've seen in kenya could happen here. security is unraveling fast and people are starting to panic. there have been numerous cases of billions and is useless through on the police even a group of armed men and to your house the people who came from my gun as well as the security services are threatening anyone who doesn't share their views and it's hard to argue with men carrying guns but for many these checkpoints are not enough more and more people in eastern ukraine are asking whether it's not time to pack up . that said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful. when local probation activists say the husband was arrested for his actions while she was forced to flee to russia with her children in fear for their lives. as a mother of three children i feared for their lives who received threats from the
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right sector they called us and wrote messages on social networks for security reasons i can't disclose where we are now the pain is turning to anger as more and more people congregate here in the city square the list of signatures calling for a referendum like in crimea keeps growing this issue asian is dangerous the right wing has seized power and what's going to happen next is a bloody. it's all leading to fears it might only be a matter of time before kiev's bloodbath is repeated here policy r.t. donetsk eastern ukraine. moscow will not impose further sanctions against the two us that's the message coming from president person it follows russia's reciprocal response store sometimes a list a binding a number of top officials and no make. not in the book i was division regarding the american sanctions and visa regime in terms of ukraine i think we should out the
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moment of void from retaliatory moves if we go with a visa regime against ukraine millions of innocent ukrainians will suffer as they go to russia to work and earn their money here. the person has also knocks the blacklist as the people on it apparently have nothing to do with ukraine but is tied to the president's judo club did not it is a businessman who back in one thousand nine hundred eight founded the. inning brothers akande and borys russian bug are also businessman and members of the same club and if you recall truth is the co-founder of the real c. a bunk also one of the judo clubs founders and asked for his behind it has also become the target of washington sanctions which inspired legislation to open an account and have his salary paid that regarding this as far as
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i understand this is a little flourish i'm sure i personally don't have an account in it but i will definitely opened one of. the u.s. sanctions triggered a retaliation on russia social media as many decided to blacklist the american president himself so on a lighter note this sign stays wrong dharma is no longer welcome and this hobby shop one local newspaper posted a message on his twitter page sanctioning the u.s. leaders and members of congress from entering its offices in the siberian city of almost and one irish pub in central russia is prohibited in the u.s. leader from popping in for a pennant and here's some light hearted there are some light hearted responses i should say and this announcement a bonds the american president from putting this dog the note on this table notifies the american president he can no longer time this gingerbread and this go
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here holds a warning that obama come to come any closer than for me to. well europe has locked more restrictions on russia as well with the u.k. prime minister also saying exports from crimea could be targeted and at the same time the e.u. secured closer ties with the new leadership in kiev signing a political agreement with ukraine many award sanctions against russia will backfire germany's minister of finance said piling up restrictions could become a burden to the world economy and with russia being accused of causing the escalation political commentator on abundance so it has actually become a hobbit in europe to blame moscow that traditionally russia is accused that's the vision about many politicians inherited from the times of the cold war but invest situation europe is profoundly an economic crisis and for europe enlarging told ukraine was
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a victory they hope to bring to the electorate before the european elections but of course it failed because it wasn't realistic while it was largely voluntary based on sound dreams political ambition so when the reality came and you had a car which took a step which was the only possible step we seemed out of the same step to a new leaders recurse economically you can't integrate country of forty five million people with about two million dead overnight so it is a traditional it pro drinkers europe still is needed it's needed all of this image of anime are fresh in bear because it's much easier to talk about the situation of conflict and crisis created by russia's meant to resolve the problem of twenty five million off european unemployed. and the backing of frustration is growing with the south appointed leadership of ukraine the new government came to power in the aftermath of the bloody coup promising radical changes but you crazy interim prime
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minister hasn't managed to deliver on many of those promises in fact his abott tracked almost as marina found out. the self-proclaimed governments in kiev came to power banking on people's frustration over the collapse deal. yet if the e.u. agreement is not signs then according to article one one one of the criminal code the president will get ten to fifteen years behind it i. however later are seeing he gets a new castle backtrack on this my pleasure to book up with because we postponed signing the economic section of this document due to concerns over the possible negative effects that entering the free trade area might have of the industrial regions. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually add allies all the pros and cons looks like everyone said oh it's in what's been called the new
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governments in ukraine with contradictions right and then supreme. we heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries asked possible a draft law on the resumption of the process of integration of ukraine internet zero has been filed and recorded provide the maximum possible material and technical assistance in the form of modern military hardware and armaments once again something he had to take back. in order to keep ukraine undivided we've decided to keep a session to nato out of the agenda. what about all those promises to ban the russian language. yes i don't want the ukrainian youth to speak russian i want them to speak english i will make this my top priority i want them to travel to europe this is my
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assignment. for you no one is trying to take away your right to speak russian according to this law in all regions dominated by russian speakers russian it should be a regional and de facto official language and it should have the same rights as the ukrainian language that was a quick quantity and in stark contrast with his previous convictions that these are regime for actions was announced for a few hours at one point. ukraine's national security and defense council took her decision to introduce a visa regime with russia only to be dismissed by gets a nuke the very next day. ukraine should not hurry with introducing a visa regime with russia and this move must be mature after almost a month end office yeah it's a nuke has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats which he did not follow through on and questions remain as to whether his long term policies will be
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as far as and as easy to take back as the ones we've seen so far marina koester of our artsy. international standoff over ukraine has sparked cold war fees in europe with some u.k. and becoming so alone that pushing for ever viable of britain's new cap will be discussing that. 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's development of social programs goes to pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and
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so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back owed it. can all that money really. the wages of debt. if you review economic up and downs in the final months they belong to the deal and the rest of life it's going to be a few will be every week on. this is also international welcome but. in light of the ukrainian crisis some voices in the u.k. say the country now needs to keep its nuclear trident system in counter to counter
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rather the russian's threat one conservative m.p. said brisson will need it for one quote prudence russians one of the baltic states which is a member of nato let's now talk more of those fears with political commentator john white suggesting why it's welcome to all see so do you saying the panic over russia possibly attacking eastern europe is justified. of course no more bombast bluster on the part of western ideologues and certain british establishment stooges who refused to accept that these are the west's unipolarity is over the very dear that we can resurrect because war and to do schoolboys world whereby we hadn't interdependency is a key part is simply ludicrous. trident was criticized by many as a drain on
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a vastly trunk and defense budget does britain really need it. no . the idea that britain should have its own nuclear capability at a time when their situation in the country is a new normal for increasing phones in tens of thousands of its citizens is really a product of can see on the part of the establishment stooges and it just shows you where the protests of the government and its supporters lives in the country not to alleviate the huge despair the spread across the want we've seen a number example of that in the chancellor's latest budget but to try and posture as a first rate power we're really pretty and does not have the money the political capital or indeed the more to keep ability to do so so again this is ludicrous this is what we are taught and leaves private schools such as eaton that britain is still an empire and the sooner that mindset disappears the better it will be for britain and
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its citizens but also of the entire world so you can be drawn in various other casing in favor of britain's nuclear programs says the country needs it as an insurance policy against the unknown do you think it's so crucial for u.k. security. no the only thing that's crucial for u.k. security and for the security of the west in general is keaton's to international law the idea behind the u.n. charter in one nine hundred forty five was that those who signed with actually are by and by and we've seen over the last thirty years that the west has treated the international law as a pick and mix it is a political as far as the west is concerned when it suits their agenda and it's ignored when it doesn't read just seen when it comes to ukraine or crimea and other examples prior to that where of course libya iraq syria the former yugoslavia
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so you know the only security worthy of the name is collective security and that will involve everyone of healing to international law the west assuring that it's not going to do that but it's certainly not going to be consistently until that changes then security will be fair to that. political commentator john white mr john white thank you very much indeed for sharing your. british and the country to concentrate more on africa the foreign affairs committee says the u.k. needs a bigger footprint in mali and other countries in the region to tackle terrorism but as laura smith reports a mismatch between london's missions and its resources the report calls for a concerted international action to address this instability in the western saddle region to stop it from spreading any further in the u.k.
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government already has what the report calls a bold vision to increase the political security and economic in gage meant of course we all understand that bold means very expensive but the report warns the gap between those ambitions versus its actual the u.k.'s actual resources in the region both. diplomatic in the region and economic at home is vast and irreconcilable which is long hand for where's the money going to come from we know that we have a recovering economy here in this country but it is still in recovery the government's always trying to reduce the deficit shaving money out of the wealth budget all the time we heard during the budget this week that sixty percent of austerity cuts are still to come in this country so once again there's no balance between what the government would like to do abroad and its actual financial
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resources. online view right now while no love seems to be lost between the us as allies in the middle east doesn't seem willing to assume agency also has its meeting with passion gulf monarchs as slaves and that rand had to ask the tough calls for more on what's behind the contentious mood in the region. also own eyes are now is german legislators are to launch a probe into the scope of surveillance on german officials by this so called five on his club to get more details on the story by logging on to our website. thousands of spaniards from all over the country are coming together in what they're calling the march of dignity heading to the nation's capital mass demos are set to be held in madrid on saturday against soaring unemployment privatized nations and budget cuts gears of recession have placed society on the brink of poverty spain's twenty six percent unemployment rate is the second highest just
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after greece with six million people out a work almost two million households are living on social benefits or seriously measures first triggered public anger three years ago and made the increasing gap between the rich and poor meanwhile highly qualified despite years have been forced to flee the country in search of better opportunities of broad so the number of jobless people has decreased significantly in december over one of those out of work around twenty four and told them talk of the recovery doesn't sound optimistic and the i.m.f. offers little hope with predictions robin unemployment will not improve for five years unless more reforms are and acted. has been gauging the public minute that. would really call it a march of dignity step by step. walking by foot across the country hoping to change its future i know that if the situation continues as it is continuing.
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it's not going to work my nephew like they just not going to live in a place where they can function thousands of men and women students and engineers those with jobs and those without all have been advancing from different directions to spain's capital for a mass rally planned for saturday the market everybody walking all day without food many of these people have been marching since the very start of the rally since the ninth of march covering hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun stopping only basically to sleep at night and for these short breaks to drink some water get some food and then continue marching again many say they're exhausted especially the older activists but all them say that the objectives are much more important was only going down to fifty percent job which most of these and that was very few russians and the troika the international rendition these are
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some of the problems the spaniards hope to tackle despite the blisters on their feet force are already feeling hello. exhausted after twelve days of walking it's cold at night and hot during the day but were in high spirits we have to put an end to these savage policies yet another activists my man lopez is marching because she and her family are on the verge of being evicted from their home as she's now unable to pay the mortgage obviously i had to stop playing it was a choice between keeping up the payments of feeding my two children. they've walked over fifty miles in one day alone and still have twice that distance to cover before reaching central madrid on saturday exhausted yes but they say they've come too far to stop now he was going off r t reporting from spain. at least nine people including several women and a child has been killed after
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a ton of gunfire as a tongue a luxury hotel in the center of kabul there were foreigners among the victims the hotel is popular with you on staff and foreign politicians that time comes just weeks from a presidential election investigative journalist and they desired a believes it will see even more violence as the vote moves closer. this is not a surprise. that the taliban are trying to disrupt elections president karzai and his government has been dreaming to tell. us to push it will give him a chance to tell. the case the country. after elections. and news just in the e.u. has added another twelve names to the a russian a blacklist that could the total number of russian officials banned from entering europe at cessna three among those just been sanctioned of the deputy prime
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minister the speaker of the state duma the president's aides more news a later time. up next some international is holding back africa's economy report here. residents of sunnyvale california are being forced to turn in any magazines that they have that hold over ten rounds to the government anyone caught with a high capacity magnificent one thousand dollar fine or up to six months in jail or both maybe you personally don't want guns to be legal but there are many people in this world who feel it is their right to have them but the question is how many people are actually willing to stick up for that right it is easy for schmucks like me on t.v. to tell you to go fight for your rights but when their thought cops at your door and black uniforms are a crack your skull and all forms of sense a tiny metal box of the spring in it many people are going to give in and give it
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up and actually takes an incredible amount of bravery to knowingly defy the law based on principle and that is why very few people do it and that is why over time in any society your rights freedoms are every want to call them are going to be eroded away tyranny happens because people like you and me are willing to pay a thousand dollars for our rights but that's just my opinion. welcome to the john siberian. what are the places you never go to. fun. things you never do. experience you'll never again. be surprised.
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well paul told him a language of all but i will only react to situations i haven't read the reports so i'm likely to push the no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say it's secure yet a car is on the docket no god. no more weasel words when you have a direct question be prepared for a change when you throw a punch be ready for a bad. freedom of speech and little down to freedom to costs. event to do last year twenty two million hc to the fertile arab land was stolen from african farmers by see now the words it was handed over to
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all boards by a hedge funds and multinational societies we. so when the world bank says yes we have to encourage foreign investment. to give this pool exploited african land to the fruit farms in ma say. or to new york hedge funds. did your because there they are capable of making this land profitable now that is a motorist's argument for the farmers who work locally. sourced process i think for a country to make the best use of those resources that it has in abundance and to. given the limits of its own domestic market of course to export those resources in order to generate wealth and that's a strategy that a number of not just african countries but countries in throughout the
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world have done very well by. so i wouldn't look at it in the narrow perspective of just been able to reimburse death debt but in fact as a way of generating wealth and generating opportunities for growth and through growth progress on poverty reduction everywhere where the i.m.f. imposes structural adjustment involving the extension of land devoted for export led agriculture the greater the number of people going hungry. only twenty percent of africa's population has access to drinking water and contrary to widely held belief there is no lack of water in sub-saharan. africa however the policies put in place by the i.m.f. in the aftermath of structural adjustment plans have only aggravated the difficulties people experience in accessing water sources.
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lack said access to drinking water in this village is an acute problem and it is because of these structural adjustment programs because the state has considerably reduced its budget for the water sector and has not provided the economic and financial resources to create or improve existing water sources use them. so the situation is dressed take when it comes to what turned i feel my bucket of water because there is no point to hope for running water which you have only a few hours during the night not every night and sometimes you can go for five or six days without any writing letter at all so everyone looks for a place where there are wells those who can go to the well let's go to the river and make do with that.
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the reason that the heavily indebted poor country of issue was. thought to be desirable was in fact by me the international community it was that it was very clear that the. poor countries were drowning under the amount of debt. and so every year they would borrow money and they would use that same amount of money to pay back old debts. and the net result was that it was really nothing remaining in the middle. names wolf and so on played a very significant historical role did you by launching the heavily indebted poor countries initiative. by making the governments of the o.e.c.d. countries understand and admit that it wasn't possible to continue to perpetually refinance african debt even with subsidies which in fact amounted to gradually
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stopping it but within a system that kept african countries in a situation of political financial dependence which was politically economically and culturally highly damaging for everyone on the national. we have put in place another process of reform which this time instead of dumping growth which has often been the case with structural adjustment programs encourages growth we began by preparing a strategy document to reduce poverty which emphasizes social aspects this is not necessarily the case with structural adjustment programs it is a range of reforms that takes into account social aspects which largely seem beyond structural adjustment programs. but i will not tell you about the details about how difficult it was to set up something that was completely new at the time. that the
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results in the countries that have already benefited from this debt relief have been positive we have seen that these resources have been reassigned in large part to human development activities. wiped clean. no alas no if you look at what in two thousand that is to say just after the introduction of this new call the wiping out movie and two years of adjustments and then in two thousand and six. after all these here is after some cancellation measures you notice that the debt for the poorest was reduced by one point four percent so i see who are making fun of. an example of how developing countries economies were caught
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in a vice like scenario where on the one we are told that our debt will be reduced so that we won't have to get into debt again and on the other hand we have no money in our accounts so we should make do with a little money we have i don't give a damn about the conditions for cancelling the debt when they say we will cancel the day you will now have health care and education but how will we have it when in order to cancel the debt they make you a forest code a mining code and an investment which no longer allow you to be sovereign in your national resources we see this how much plundering of mineral resources goes on forests environmental destruction the very confiscation of some public companies confiscation i say so how will the government have money to take care of social affairs even if we cancel the debt so it's really a masquerade when they talk about reducing poverty in the world bank program that
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the debt forgiveness programs of the world bank and the i.m.f. promote these days in the u.s. government and the others are shams for the most part because they're telling these countries and the african nations particularly recently have suffered under this that ok we'll forgive your debts but you have to accept these conditionality. yes you know you have to open your doors totally to privatisation by our corporations you have to sell off all your assets to our corporations your utility companies your water and sewerage system companies your telephone companies your schools your jails are going to sell all that off to our corporations sick and it is this if you amputate a person's limbs that's how i explain it they cut off one of your limbs here one there and then they say to you you are free but you are free sir so we fought against poverty but when you asked the question but how am i going to eat if i have no arms how am i going to walk much of it they say to us no no we will come with a spoon and we will feed you is that what you call freedom. the so-called heavily
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indebted poor countries initiative allows states that have respected i.m.f. recommendations to obtain a cancellation of a share of that debt. which logically should give them a boost in terms of budgets. and reality though he only makes it possible for the new financial actors to step into the breach and make outrageous speculations which have been nicknamed vulture funds. for the duty to the process of vulture funds is quite straightforward in fact. unless mn funds you buy it tends to a hundredth of the value of a debt contracted ten years ago it is now twenty years old and everyone thinks that it will never be reimbursed he'd go before the court and demand the full reimbursement of the debt in addition to interest and areas this means that you
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have a grotesque situations where for example kensington a fund based in the cayman islands coincidentally two million of deaths from congo brazzaville and afterwards went to demand one hundred twenty million before the courts in other words sixty times the national some what it of course do they said your rights to credit to is always right it is the contract that wins out over the constraints that the country in question makes period. we have been victims of vulture funds we have been by vulture phones and we have almost lost our dignity as a sovereign country because of these vulture funds. these funds have made it possible to capture the oil cargos destined for export on the high seas these vulture funds have hunted down. i'm going to tell you a story that is my predecessor arrived in washington for the annual assemblies of
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the i.m.f. and the world bank there he saw a man bring him an arrest warrant which would send him to prison in the united states. my predecessor had officially come to take part in these general assemblies . but this man had come in the name of the vulture funds it was a nightmare for us we knocked on all the most important doors of the world to ask for help solve this problem so overwhelming it was for us it didn't happen we took things in hand we sat down with these people and we talked today we are rid of these people but it's true it hurts but if i had one piece of advice to give even if i am badly placed to give advice it's that every country should avoid anything to do with these people especially control its debt so that it doesn't find itself on the second markets by the vulture funds which make money
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on the backs of so-called weak states. but the paradox is also that thanks to the. discovery to congo brazzaville in particular. the secret council of. the issue of buying and selling debt is. in market. because as oppose to for example. dead mean worth nothing sometimes that can be traded at a discounted rate and that is acceptable commercial practice what we don't want is to have speculation that artificially inflates the value of the debt we secure because the club that creates a lot of problems. in many difficulties and we have to think about limiting the use of these instruments for highly indebted countries.
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there's a media leave also we leave that maybe. push to secure. the party years ago. that no one is asking would to get that you deserve answers from. politics. right from the sea. search tree. and i put think pictures. on a reporter's letter. instead. of a.
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choose your language. the consensus. seems to be opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories get him the. chance to access to your office. the most. tenable situation since the adoption of a new mining code imposed by the world bank the country which before. is no longer but a minority shareholder. and is a perfect example of an organized hold up on the country's gold. despite months of secret negotiations with.
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presumptions weigh on this mind which contaminated the region with. nikki used in the treatment of precious metals. without their faces covered for fear of losing their job. as somali i can talk about it. concerns us the workers in the mine and the locals is that we haven't learned anything for ten years. we don't live here there's nothing to drink here there's no drinking water these little boxes which you see surrounding us. this is where the work of the mine live in these boxes here. where does the money from the mine go i don't know. i really don't know they're a big caymans within the government although we all of the west gives them goes into their pocket.
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the. mining exploitation company does not allow us to film in his village despite ministerial authorization. we have. a neighboring mine. confessing to us that women regularly a miscarriage is here and that the content. did water from the ground supply is shown a responsible for all of the evils and the dust causes serious respiratory problems especially for children. today we speak about the plundering of resources in congo because the world bank in
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its p.c. program initiated different reforms especially the forest code in the mining code permits for mining exploitation were granted the world bank was their experts to help congo and in all of these authorizations from mining exploitation almost all the authorizations have to be reviewed because there was systematic pillaging of resources and the world bank watched on we were told that the world bank was a development bank wrong it's of bank of under development it has to be said it's clear. the big outside is china china has two point five trillion dollars in currency reserves and china is now present in africa latin america and another asian countries where it offers extremely high sums for new loans. china has committed to invest six billion euros
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in projects in the democratic republic of congo these are aimed at the development of road infrastructure schools hospitals as well as the revival of the mining sector. in exchange the chinese will have access to six and a half million tons of refined copper two thousand tons of cobalt and three hundred seventy two tons of gold this minerals for projects barter agreement to surprised western countries and the i.m.f. and the world bank in particular both of whom were on the verge of cancelling the democratic republic of congo's debt these two institutions have set as a precondition that the contract be reviewed downwards. and so negotiations have been extremely hard with it has to be said with being blackmailed by representatives presidents of european countries have told us. contracts we get treated at death you don't give them up.
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as we're happy to say that. the government and its chinese partner very hard to take a second look at that package and have indeed improved it so now we'll be benefiting from both debt relief and additional resources for infrastructure which it's desperately i think china understands that africa is a continent. has for many of the things that it needs particularly natural resources it has the potential of being a significant market because it's under a million people now that in twenty fifty it'll be close to two billion people today they are certainly at a stage which resembles a lot like what was practiced by france in the seventy's and its own commercial relations with africa we will also review operations which resemble life align what
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could have been done china is welcome india is welcome brazil is welcome friends as well you know it's a place with tremendous potential. my experience was. that until i arrived at the bank the word corruption had never been used by a president of the bank it had never been discussed at the board and the reason was as i was told by the general counsel was that unfortunately many member countries and corrupt governments and what you didn't want to do was to offend countries that were corrupt even some of the big company countries were thought to be corrupt and i. decided
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that i didn't care whether any of my members were corrupt or not but that i was not going to run an institution that was giving money. knowingly to corrupt governments. i think that it is no accident that we began to speak about corruption after the fall of the soviet union before them on the cause at that time but we couldn't really speak about this sort of thing without risking moving to the other side i think we changed the moral stick and it's. but i can tell you it wasn't easy. and not every country even today. regards that contribution as ring constructive and by the way not every country to a. administers anticorruption practices. there are many countries. that use it as
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a competitive tool. i won't name the countries but they must be known to you. and some pretty large countries. sure thing the bomb corruption here is a way of life it's even that's how people live because you can work for the big companies of these countries one of us take for example our customs company off. when you go to our feeder you will find really old fashioned buses but the people who work there travel around in all some jeeps. you would see people who work at a feeder with all some houses these people build skyscrapers but there's something fishy going on at a feeder where do they find what they earn because they only work at a feed of course so are optional rules here.
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to sit bascom secret it seems as if the fight against corruption works for corruption only. but as soon as you reach the government with that in the head of state the prime ministers the ministers it no longer works they investigate or start and presidential of personal richmond political financing and then the richmond to friends is no longer tolerated i could not complete and i'm claiming that this is right not only naff reka. but. i know in that context we. we've worked with our membership to improve situations that make for better governance. economic governance and in public financial management in other areas that we work with. our membership i think we we
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think there's been considerable progress in in focusing. progress in. corruption in a number of countries. when we treat people as corrupt we're not there to clear their name if they are corrupt they are corrupt but the truth is that this corruption was supported by the great powers at the time of the cold war it's the same today no african leader keeps his money at home not in congo the ivory coast brazzaville. they always keep it in switzerland spain in the united states it's true too in south africa and in morocco not only in europe.
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africa should seek inspiration from the example of ecuador in two thousand and seven eight this latin american country proceeded with the audit of its debts to determine the illegitimate and odious debts there is a whole series of contracts and we see it in the african case. absolutely unacceptable including from the point of view of international international law both of which are particularly rendered void for the purpose of the audit is to identify what must not be paid and it's on the basis of an order that the government of ecuador decided to no longer pay illegitimate debt. a and i believe that if we don't want to be a martyr it's true. even by the time has come for us
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to take action the congolese have to understand that it doesn't have to be like this i'm sitting on a gold mine and diamonds on wood i'm cold. an electrical energy like being a say and despite it all we have no electricity. i am standing alongside an oil palm and despite that we import palm oil and i'm in a country where there are things leaders who have spoken out. like simon combine grew kimbo veto and loom. but the problem is that people are disengaged today and i'm not despairing. things will change.
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only react to situations i haven't read the reports so i'm not you know for instance of a no i'll leave that to the state department to comment on your part of the month to say it's the foster care you. know.
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no more weasel words. when you question me prepared for. when you throw a punch be ready for a. pretty ox beach. down the freedoms of caution.
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can't. say sorry. but if the new poll shows harmony why should the college face i think i'm going to go. pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure.
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to be should i even does the u.n. charge alex with some water in journalism one paragraph three of the un charter talks expressly about the right to self-determination of peoples not the right to self-determination of states the folk of miso even the population of crimea can do all that and we compare that to advance on the mind on only gets back then i asked him what moral justification is there for anyone to criticize the referendum in crimea i would suggest there is none whatsoever. nothing serious.
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blacklist the e.u. slaps a visa bans and asset freezes on twelve russian officials accuse him of refusing to deescalate the crisis over crimea. with the red tape russia wraps up legal procedures to accept crimea into its territory this is a russian receives a new high profile client after being hit by u.s. sanctions. is a little i personally don't have an account in but i will definitely open when. president putin says he wants to get his pay checks from. joking at the choice of people targeted us with some of them having little to do with the situation in crimea we take a deeper look later in the program. also the russian speakers in eastern ukraine of
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sounding the alarm of intimidation from neo nazi groups which are claimed to be gaining momentum under the new leadership. plus much of dignity thousands in spain are preparing to descend on the capital in protest against skyrocketing unemployment and severe austerity. from the new center here in moscow this is our team to now. well with you twenty four hours a day where the e.u. is headed more names to its russian blacklist seeking to punish moscow over crimea now these fresh sanctions come after a similar move by washington let's get more now from ortiz and in. even more restrictions of being slapped on moscow tell us more. well that's right you have threatened to do so just a little less than twenty four hours ago well now they have actually published
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a list of the twelve additional people who they have added to the already existing a list of names against whom they have issued saying is now among those people who can see the names of the speakers of both of the chambers off there are parliament of the federal council and the state duma also presidential aides to president putin is on there as well as well as deputy prime minister so all in all quite a number of other highly placed people in the russian political life now this comes first on the hill hot on the heels of the very same. that was done by the united states and in fact really came to reciprocating to washington russia also issued its own sanctions against ten people how ever it does look judging by the latest statement from the president that at this point moscow is out of the tit for tat games or now. regarding the american.
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terms of ukraine i think we should. tell you to remove if we go with a visa regime against ukraine. for this to go to russia to their money here. doesn't look like neither the e.u. or the united states seems to me even started this point a situation has passed the moot point because russia has wrapped up their legal procedures on accepting crimea into russian federation so where exactly is this will go and whether we will see any more sanctions which they have threatened to impose not just on individuals but also on the entire country talking of course about economic sanctions is not yet clear. thanks very much indeed for that reason inability to there will putin is also the u.s. blacklist is the people on it apparently have not. to do with ukraine but instead all belong to the president's judo club where we can see that. he's
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a businessman who back in one thousand nine hundred eight founded the club where training brothers are could embarrass rothenberger also businessmen and members of that same club and your kids the co owner of the bank and also one of the judo clubs founders as for his bank it's also become the target of washington sanctions which inspired that impression to open account and have his salary paid there regarding the bank as far as i understand this is a little slow and i personally don't have an account in it but i will definitely opened one on monday. let's get more reaction on the sanctions from daniel mcadams he's executive director of the ron paul institute so the west is impose visa bans and asset freezes do you think we can expect further pressures on moscow in the future or is it going to stay as it is at the moment. what was interesting is right now the u.s. has reserve the right to apply sanctions to different sectors of the russian
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economy i found it kind of humorous that one of those sectors was the defense sector it seems to me like the us military industrial complex might be finding a way to try to eliminate some of the competition in the international arms market so i thought that was a little funny but the real question is what is the end goal of these of these sanctions against russian individuals it doesn't make any sense i mean what specifically does the us warrant it seems to me the russian side has had specific goals in mind they wanted to uphold the february twenty first agreement they wanted to recognize the referendum in crimea but with the us you have some sort of vague notion that these people are being punished for undermining democracy in ukraine well if that's if that's the measurement stick then what about all of the u.s. state department officials and all of the ngos who precipitated the problem in the first place being involved with the overthrow of the legal in korean government they should be subject to their own sentients may. just said he's going to play the tit for tat game in light of the latest e.u.
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sanctions the way that moscow is playing it being quite dismissive is that in some ways being provocative to the e.u. and the u.s. . well they put that i'm sure they recognize that these are essentially meaningless if there were any sanctions that would do physical economic harm as we've heard before they would boomerang because the world is interconnected you know the u.s. trades less with with russia than germany does germany is very it's very i'm as a very important part to the east germany already shouldering the burden of an easy you that's bankrupt although merkel is making a lot of tough noises can she really afford to destroy what's left of the german economy so i don't think there's much more they can do with these sanctions so that's probably why he seems to be mocking them a bit and of course that referendum on sunday was really the starting point for all this major pressure almost go from your point of view daniel what was that legal or
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illegal is the west says well certainly according to international law in the principles of self-determination it's a basic right for people to determine with with whom they would prefer to associate what's interesting though the for all the complaining that the u.s. government is doing about this the u.s. precipitated this event by overthrowing the government ushering in to power a group that's threatening the russian minority in other parts of the country so in a sense they're to blame about this and it's it really is not uncommon for countries to protect large numbers of their ethnic population over the borders the u.s. has done it israel does it around the world so it's not unusual to see this happen . executive director of the ron paul institute thanks so much for joining us here. well the u.s. sanctions triggered a retaliation on russia's social media as many decided to blacklist the american president himself now this sign states that barack obama is no longer welcome in
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his honey shop and one local newspaper posted the message or its twitter page sanctioning the u.s. leaders and members of congress from entering its offices in the siberian city of all and one arash pub in central russia was prohibiting the u.s. leader from popping in for a point well here is some other lighthearted responses for you this announcement bans the american president from patting his dog and the girl here holds a warning to the bomber can't come any closer than forty meters to her so lots of responses there reaction on social media now the presidential decree which officially accepts crimea back into russia has now been signed this after unanimous vote by both houses of parliament allowing the peninsula and the city of sevastopol to join the russian federation ortiz paula slip is in crimea. they said there's a lot of excitement here in the capital crimean city of some for a poll where people are delighted with the signing by the russian president
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vladimir putin of a treaty that was unanimously approved by the upper house of the russian parliament earlier it was also voted unanimously by the lower house so this concludes the legal process for crimea and the city of sevastopol becoming fully fledged members of the russian federation it follows on the signing of a treaty back on the eighteenth of march by the russian president and crimean authorities that would see crimea formally joining the russian federation and let me remind you that that happened after a referendum held last sunday now that referendum saw the overwhelming majority of crimea vote in favor of leaving here and reuniting with russia and speaking to people here they say that the main reason for this is that after the government came to power in kiev with the overthrow of the victim yana coverage they feel increasingly targeted as russian speaking citizens they feel increasingly unsafe they particularly point to this new regime and its neo nazi leanings its extremist
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elements its fascist sympathies but a far cry however from the celebrations and the mood here in crimea is the feelings of people in eastern ukraine have well more and more people have been arriving here in crimea from eastern ukraine and those who haven't already come are certainly thinking about doing so i've been speaking to a few of them who say that they feeling intimidated they feeling persecuted that there's this crackdown on over those of dissent in the east of the country and as such they feel only secure coming here to crimea. just to look on for more guns but i was forced to flee to sort of rubble after repressions their people a little girls were prosecuted for their political stance people were jailed because they didn't agree with the coup in kiev with no war was being followed they were just taken from their homes many. we're forced to go underground. you don't know anyone else's stuff i used to be a senior prosecutor in the end of the draft i couldn't stand how my fellow lawyer
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and forces were being treated well they were simply doing their job and i was forced to join the resistance brigades because there is no loyalty more in ukraine and many of my colleagues feel the same way. i've just arrived here in crimea from the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk where there is over widest sense of uncertainty and fear if there's one place in eastern ukraine that's not safe anymore it's the streets this man is afraid to show his face on camera he says he's been hunted by pomade un forces. every day we receive reports that on the borders of donbass there are men with military uniforms bullet proof vests weapons in armored vehicles. a man receives a phone call to say right wingers have been spotted in the city they're armed and looking for a fight we drive with him to a checkpoint we self-defense volunteers are keeping watch some armed vehicles shoulders are on their way this driver stops to tell them he passed
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a suspicious vehicle a few kilometers back i'm afraid for my children and grandchildren that something similar to murders and robberies we've seen in cuba could happen here. security is unraveling fast and people are starting to panic. there have been numerous cases of billions and is useless to rely on the police if a group of armed men and to your house the people who came from my gun as well as the security services are threatening anyone who doesn't share their views and it's hard to argue with men carrying guns but for many these checkpoints are not enough more and more people in eastern ukraine are asking whether it's not time to pack up . that said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful it's one local probation activist siddur husband was arrested for his actions while she was forced to flee to russia with her children in fear for their
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lives. as a mother of three children a theater for their lives who received threats from the right sector they called us and wrote messages on social networks for security reasons i can't disclose where we are now the pain is turning to anger as more and more people congregate here in the city square the list of signatures calling for referendum like in crimea keeps growing this issue asian is dangerous the right wing has seized power and was going to happen next is a bloody. it's all leading to fears it might only be a matter of time before kiev's bloodbath is repeated here policy r.t. donates eastern ukraine. for backing here frustration is growing with the self-appointed leadership of ukraine the new government came to power in the aftermath of the bloody coup promising radical changes but ukraine's interim prime minister hasn't managed to deliver on many of those promises in fact he's
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backtracked almost. has been finding out. the self-proclaimed governments in kiev came to power banking on people's frustration over the collapse deal. yet if the e.u. agreement is not signs then according to article one one one of the criminal code the president will get ten to fifteen years behind it. however later are seeing gets in newcastle backtrack on this my pleasure to pick up a piece we postponed signing the economic section of this document due to concerns over the possible negative effects that entering the free trade area might have a for industrial regions and. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually analyze all the pros and cons looks like everyone said oh it's and what's being called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions rain then supreme.
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court heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries asked possible a draft law on the resumption of the process of integration of ukraine internet zero has been filed and record it provide the maximum possible material and technical assistance in the form of modern military hardware and armaments once again something he had to take back is crucial in order to keep ukraine undivided we've decided to keep a session to nato out of the agenda. what about all those promises to ban the russian language. yes i don't want the a craving youth to speak russian i want them to speak english i will make this my top priority if i want them to travel to europe this is
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a lie assignment. door no one is trying to take away your right to speak russian according to this law in all regions dominated by russian speakers russian should be a regional and de facto official language and it should have the same rights as the ukrainian language so that was a quick quantity and in stark contrast with his previous convictions if these are regime for russians was announced for a few hours at one points. ukraine's national security and defense council took her decision to introduce a visa regime with russia only to be dismissed by gets in the very next day. ukraine should not hurry with introducing a visa regime with russia and this move must be mitchell after almost a month and office yet not salute has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats which he did not follow through on and questions remain as and so what are his long term policies will be as far let's all and as easy to take back as the
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ones that we've seen so far merino call sort of. the international standoff over ukraine a spot cold war fear is in europe with. peace becoming so alarmed that pushing for a revival of britain's nuclear program will bring you expert opinion let's. this is a media lead us so we leave the media. by the seat cushions secure the. party there's a good. shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politic. to. choose your language. call if we can with oh if you're going to.
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choose the consensus. choose you get to. choose the stories that if you. choose. to. in light of the ukrainian crisis some voices in the u.k. said the country now needs to keep its nuclear trident system to counter the
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russian threat one conservative m.p. said britain will need it for when i quote. one of the baltic states which members of nato but it will commentator john white believes this rhetoric is way outdated this is yet more bombast bluster on the part of western ideologues and sefton british establishment stooges who refuse to accept that these are the west's unipolarity is over the very idea that we can resurrect the cold war and to do schoolboys world whereby we had an end to dependency is a coup is simply ludicrous the only thing that's crucial for u.k. security and for the security of the west in general is to international law the idea behind the u.n. charter in one nine hundred forty five was that loose you saying that without fully abide by it and we've seen over the last fifty years that the west has treated the international law as a pick and mix it is a political as far as the west is concerned when it suits their agenda and it's
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ignored when it doesn't. want the country to concentrate more on africa the foreign affairs committee says the u.k. needs a bigger footprint in mali and other countries in the region to tackle terrorism. smith reports there's a mismatch between london's ambitions and its resources. the report calls for a concerted international action to address this instability in the west and south held region to stop it from spreading any further the u.k. government already has what the report calls a bold. increased the political security and economic in gates meant of course we all understand that bold means very expensive but the report warns the gap between those ambitions versus its actual the u.k.'s actual resources in the region both. diplomatic in the region and economic home is vast
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and irreconcilable which is long hand for where's the money going to come from we know that we have a recovering economy here in this country but it is still in recovery the government's always trying to reduce the deficit shaving money out of the well but all the time we heard in the budget this week that sixty percent of austerity cuts are still to come in this country so once again there's no balance between what the government would like to do abroad and it will financial resources. at the moment while no love seems to be lost between the u.s. is allies in the middle east washington doesn't seem willing to be conciliating as a force as it's meeting with persian gulf war it slips off the agenda. for more of what's behind the move in the region. so that. german legislators are to launch a probe into the scope of surveillance on german officials by the so-called five
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dollars club and more details on that story two. thousand spaniards from all over the country are coming together in what they're calling the more dignity heading to the nation's capital demos are set to be held in madrid on saturday against soaring unemployment privatizations and budget cuts where years of recession have placed society on the brink of poverty spain's twenty six percent unemployment rate is the second highest just after greece with six million people out of work almost two million households are living on social benefits. it's a sturdy measures first triggered public anger three years ago amid the increasing gap between the rich and poor where meanwhile highly qualified spanish have been forced to flee the country in search of better opportunities abroad the number of jobless people has decreased significantly in december over half of those out of work are under twenty four for them talk of recovery doesn't optimistic and the
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i.m.f. offers little hope with predictions that rampant unemployment will not improve for five years unless more reforms are elected what is your position of has been gauging the public mood today. they call it a march of dignity step by step mile by mile walking by foot across the country hoping to change its future i know that if the situation continues as it is continuing that. it's not going to work my nephew like they just not going to live in a place where they can function thousands of men and women students and engineers those with jobs and those without all have been advancing from different directions to spain's capital for a mass rally planned for saturday the marking of him be walking all day without food many of these people have been marching since the very start of the rally since the ninth of march covering hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun
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stopping only basically to sleep at night and for these short breaks to drink some water get some food and then continue marching again many say they're exhausted especially the older activists but all them say that the objectives are much more important. youth unemployment stands at around fifty percent job cuts both salaries and more austerity in the russians and the troika things are rational lenders these are some of the problems the spaniards hope to tackle despite the blisters on their feet. already feeling hello was exhausted after twelve days of walking it's cold at night and hot during the day but were in high spirits we have to put an end to these savage policies yet another activists my men lopez is marching because she and her family are on the verge of being evicted from their home as she's now unable to pay the mortgage obviously i had to stop playing it was a choice between keeping up the payments of feeding my two children. they've walked
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over fifty miles in one day alone and still have twice that distance to cover before reaching central madrid on saturday exhausted yes but they say they've come too far to stop now he will be going off r.t. reporting from spain. more news from just over half an hour from now i mean time it's almost time for larry king's latest show here on t.v. that's after the break. residents of sunnyvale california are being forced to turn in any magazines that they have that hold over ten rounds to the government i don't call the high
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capacity magnificent one thousand dollar fine or up to six months in jail or both maybe you personally don't want guns to be legal but there are many people in this world who feel it is their right to have them but the question is how many people are actually willing to stick up for that right it is easy for schmucks like me on t.v. to tell you to go fight for your rights but when their thought cops at your door in black uniforms are crack your skull and all for the sense a tiny metal box of the spring in it many people are going to give in and give it up and actually take an incredible amount of bravery to knowingly defy the law based on principle and that is why very few people do it and that is why over time in any society your rights freedoms are every want to call them are going to be eroded away tyranny happens because people like you and me are willing to pay a thousand dollars for our rights but that's just my opinion. piece should i even does the u.n. charter out for some or certain journalists tical one paragraph three of the u.n.
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charter talks expressly about the right to self-determination of peoples no the right to self-determination of states to food cut miso if the population of crimea can do all that and we compare that to events on the mind on will be good for to then i ask again what moral justification is there for anyone to criticize the referendum in crimea that i would suggest there is none whatsoever. does republican david jolley's victory in florida's thirteenth district signal political doom for democrats in the two thousand and fourteen midterm elections i've got a one on one with the newest member of congress coming up and later conservative radio talk show host and syndicated columnist dennis prager is here with his take on obama versus putin the affordable health care act and others and a lot more it's all next on politicking.
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the politicking on larry king coming up later in the show famed radio talk show host dennis prager and progressive dave ruben will sit down with me to debate many of the top political issues of the day but first we start with a recently elected republican congressman from florida david jolley he recently won against democrat alex sink the former chief financial officer of the sunshine state in a special election to fill the seat left open following the death last year of republican bill young this was a race largely seen by many is a critical test for democrats in the era of obamacare he joins me from tampa thanks for joining us congressman but it's kind of weird that you just go in that you just win the election and now you have to run again in november.
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people remind me we do have a reelection in november i'm just catching my breath from the past five months but you're right we've got election to get in november unless and it's still a purple district the beauty of this race was it was fifty fifty this time last week it will still be fifty fifty in november do you expect the same opponent. you know i don't i think my thought on it it's up for her to decide this was a long five months for each of us and i went into march eleventh our election date saying you know we have each had a chance to be the standard bearer of our message and our party's message listen if i had lost last tuesday night i'm not sure i would run again in november i think i'd let somebody else step in so i let alex decide her own future in your speech on a ledge and you never mentioned the affordable care act i was wondering if as a concept the united states until the affordable care act was the only
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industrialized nation in the world without a national health plan do you think we should have a national health plan. well actually it so on election night i mentioned the role of big government and i believe i said we must never sacrifice our individual freedoms at the alter of big government that was my reference to obamacare if you will listen we do have you can call it nationalized programs we have programs for people currently who need assistance with health insurance we take care of our seniors through medicare those who can afford it through medicaid the issue with obamacare was never that we were trying to solve the problem or the president was trying to solve a problem he should have we should have my own party should try to solve health care coverage problems the difference was the approach and you know all politics are local i had five months to talk about my specific alternatives we talked about covering twenty six year olds through less regulations we talked about affordable
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care through something like a term health insurance plan portable across state lines we could close the donut hole simply by closing the donut hole we could cover preexisting conditions through some type of medicare type program that prequalified individuals all those were specific solutions to specific problems the issue with obamacare was that it injected the government into nearly one six or one seventh of our economy impose an individual mandate on people and in its execution it became a pocketbook issue as the number of people in my community and i know across the country who saw increased premiums or canceled policies and then when we really saw the hurt was with businesses they were having to absorb additional costs and reduce employee hours so it's not that we shouldn't be trying to solve these problems we should we had some health insurance coverage issues the issue was the solution proposed by the president and my opponent in this race. but nearly five million five hundred thousand will have signed up by the end of march which is an
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impressive diggity you they've signed up for affordable care. well certainly listen we had we had care coverage issues we know that i still disagree with the way the president went about it but let's also ask what was the cost to others as a result of obamacare and larry i didn't make obamacare the number one issue in this race the voters did and i really mean that i'm a first time candidate i got into this race for congress wanted to talk about a lot of issues i knew obamacare would be one of them the voters continued to say week by week they were concerned about increased premiums and canceled policies businesses that were hurt by it you know bill clinton said it's the economy stupid i think what what the president failed to realize is obamacare became a pocketbook issue for a lot of people and yes some people could now receive coverage under obamacare they cannot afford it in the past and we have to recognize that is a good thing but it what cost and at what cost was hurt to
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a lot of other people who had their insurance disrupted or saw their costs skyrocket it was the wrong answer to a problem that we could have addressed several other ways you've also said that you want to work with democrats. the rate in this country is in crowd of the i don't have no memory one of aziza just split do you think that didn't happen can the republicans the democrats sit down and solve these issues instead of the bickering . we have to elect people committed to doing it listen if i if i lose election one day because i'm too willing to work with people from both sides of the aisle that's ok i got elected to do a job i bring certain core convictions to the job and i will carry those forward but we have to work with civility we have to find areas to work together and i think one of the issues that why the divisions are so bad right now speaks not so much to the congress but once the supreme court allowed district lines to be drawn
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on political boundaries we've created so many seats that are either super republican or super democrat and therefore we elect people that are either super republicans or super democrats and and so you get to congress and of course it's going to be hard to find common ground look everybody should bring their own convictions to washington i intend to do so i told my colleagues that i respect them for doing so as well we should at least be committed to finding areas where we can work together and where we can let's be civil about it and continue the conversation has been very critical of the speaker boehner or how do you regard the tea party how do you regard him. within my party we're all one party i don't really subscribe to the labels i can tell you this between the tea party and if you want to call the other faction mainstreet however you label it i don't buy into the labels i think on our side of the party we all agree on certain constitutional principles we all agree on certain core convictions and i look more
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at where we come together than where we divide because i don't think there's a lot of areas where we divide sometimes on tactics what i've said about speaker boehner is i have enormous respect for him i'm proud to call him my speaker now as a member of congress he has done great work with under very difficult circumstances we know is everything is broken down in washington that it's come down to mr boehner mr reid and the president to work together well listen he's out number two to one in that equation and the fact that he has been able to keep the country going and represent every step of the way where he could our core principles of our party i have great respect for speaker boehner that he's been able to do that to everybody deserts on which is very unusual usually as elected republicans to congress but it gave its vote to obama in the last two elections are the is the mill is to be in a virus. sure well that's why this race was so watched i mean this way if i was not a candidate i'd still be fascinated by this race it's
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a fifty fifty district roughly a third a third a third it's a purple district is the anchor of the i four corridor in critical florida so it has everything you want it's the super bowl of politics in a special election like this what can't be overlooked though this is a one county district and it is a community district and for all of the interests of the national parties you know i always knew that we would come out on the right side of this race because i knew this community is my community it's my home tip o'neill was right all politics is local there are a lot of local issues in this race obamacare was one that affected us locally but at the same time it was more than that in this race this is a one county district it's a it's a great district it will be just as close in november i wish it wasn't my attitude is if i do my job over the summer as i had promised that the voters i would do i think november will take care of itself. connor's doing great talking with you look forward to meeting you i know you've had some experience in washington
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a serving is on the staff of others good luck in everything you do thank you larry i appreciate being here thank you very much now joining me to talk about many of today's hottest political topics is dennis prager host of nationally syndicated talk radio program called a great title the dennis prager show he's also a columnist a bestselling author and an old friend and dave ruben host of the ruben report a current events panel show the jet on the young turks network i want to spend a couple man and i wanted to make fun of the dennis prager show name but not the ruben showing i didn't make fun of it i said if. you had a longer interested i'd already know you've got a longer interest and there's a you know learning that we're not just one quick couple of comments on on congressman jolly he's in that district that best typifies america he wins fifty does forty eight percent the forty six percent there's another guy gets four percent running third the totally divided what did you make of what he had to say i was actually impressed with him i think you were too easily he didn't sound
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particularly partisan although i don't have a problem with that but he didn't he sounded like he's committed to his district he thinks out of thoughtful he didn't sound incendiary in any way and i appreciated it and by the way i don't read much into this even though i'm a republican i don't i don't read much the time between now and the elections in terms of politics is is an eon well you make well you know he was supposed to win and he won i would be a little concerned that something in florida typifies the rest of america is that that's the way you frame this that a lot of people would be a little scared about that but yet he won something he was supposed to win sure it was a little bit closer so the democrats are going to spin it that way but. i don't know how much you can read into this into is going to happen even living together in this sphere that he things you think democrats and republicans can work what's going on no. that's not the game their game is to fight and the sleaze and keep doing nothing there so that's politics i know i don't have that cynical view i
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don't think they can work together but my read is obviously not going to be yours or are probably yours i think that there has been a drift liberalism which is what i grew up with and still endorse but i'm called a conservative because i'm a liberal and i can explain that but i won't bother right now i'm going to want to see happening there and you know there's a real liberalism has been really taken over by the left john f. kennedy's inaugural address if you gave to any college student today i would bet i literally would bet that out of a hundred college students eighty would say it was given by a republican the idea of america being very very forthright in foreign affairs on behalf of liberty he's anti high taxes positions that he took after the inaugural address that's what i still affirm a civil rights and civil rights fight while the republicans oppose him that's no no no with a little it's a hell to hear a lot anymore and all the little games i know yeah but it's not like what facts are
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facts even if we look we both didn't live through the eighteenth century but we could still talk about if you'd ever direction yes ok public and leader of the senate more republicans voted for civil rights act and democrats liked it but all of that if you look at the southern all came up and it's a fact that most people don't know right but also it's one thing to say well the republicans were great with siller a fifty years ago but when you're talking about the civil rights of today's age so if you're talking about gay rights for example are you talking about women's rights or reproductive rights those are things that most people don't agree are going to be on the map that doesn't take a break more with that is for going to a room or just getting started stay with us through the break. a. very. look again the longer the club log cabin
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i think it is per year and they ruled in lots of things to discuss first i want to let's get it the most current and that is the ukraine style with you first david what do you make of this whole situation well i'll be honest right up front i don't profess to be an expert in the ukraine however i do think we are having a bit of a problem here with obama's credibility i mean putin clearly feels like he can do whatever he wants i don't know what we should do i don't know that we should be arming the ukraine at the moment which john mccain seems to want to do but he always wants to arm everybody but there is no fear we we've lost our deterrence of fear and i do think that's a problem even for someone like myself that i don't want to start another war i don't know that these little sanctions that now we're starting to do are going to do much of anything but the lack of fear i think for our nation is a problem then i think you might agree with some of that not only agree with the joy you that it brings be to have a person of the left the qualities that you don't know and i mean that with all respect and sincerity. that's a bad sign if they rubin says this president is lacking credibility in the world
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scene that's huge that's actually the biggest thing that i could say if if people on the left even are acknowledging that this president no longer allows the united states to intimidate anyone i don't want to mirror the love but i did america for this president drones people he took out osama bin laden he has killed more people than george w. bush on innocent people killed the guys not charge right these drones american citizens in foreign countries and what do you want him to why he wasn't he goes to do i lead a good life defend the president what are you ok what do you want him well right now right now they didn't do you want to leave you a friend you don't want to do were two separate issues one is does anybody fear the united states of america and the answer is no that's and forgetting i don't want to merica feared because i'm american i want to merica feared because if the u.s. is in fear. cruelty dominates the world if the united states is weak more people
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get tortured murdered you want to go take arms in this situation oh when this nobody is calling for arms how about though i devoted i don't know what don't know what you fear first of all it's too late when the president said i have a red line in syria and then there's no red line and there it is russia backing syria russia understands if the united states doesn't have a red line when its president says so then the united flight he will want to love it and i think there's some validity of that but i think the real issue is we're playing two different games with russia so putin is using force there is force there are troops in ukraine remember obama when three days after this happened what he said was well mr putin probably sat down with his lawyers and figured out some legal justification and that's not what our lawyers think but putin's not sitting down with lawyers and obama i think believes in a system that operates without that's most operate under international law and i don't think putin believes in that game and i don't think most international leaders do that is what he wanted to do well for one thing having sanctions hold
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the seven russians is so ludicrous as has to be worked out in the doing something what do you want and what ok so what i want him to do well for one thing we will have we should have exercise naval and military exercises with the baltic states with ukraine if you crane would like it we should assert without necessarily sending in troops although i wouldn't be opposed to it i wouldn't if that's what the consensus of people like became is i would support it only because. i don't fear this notion we left iraq more iraqis have died since we left iraq than died under blair using when i went to erect no what's no wait excuse me that's not the only question are we kill our by glad we went in or are you glad we went out those are two separate question i don't want to not glad we went in but once we went in. you cannot leave so you don't enter a minute or any right or wrong no no once in you have
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a moral obligation and an american obligation to see it so you stay in afghanistan for a that's correct just like we stayed in japan forever germany forever and south korea forever the american that is prosper and that americans will support boots on the ground in the no one hundred percent we need to get out of afghanistan i'm shocked to hear you say that we would stay there forever we will shine he should've been to i mean we really i get what your point is that there's a power vacuum and if we don't understand what it should we leave japan should leave germany should we leave south korea where they were were not at war if there were prospering. if you have a samsung phone you have a north korean phone i don't know what the difference is us troops. that's what it promised for and yes i think they might i think in general he's doing pretty good without u.s. troops no you what they have u.s. troops i know but i want to know what it seems that what they're doing there they what are they doing there what are they do i don't know are we in there now well it will be put pretty clear of putin is as aggressive as he is he may make aggressive
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stance towards western europe we don't know but there is a little bit if they want to think this is why other nations have armies and we need to stop thinking we have to do everything you know i mean even in syria let turkey do something let israel do they have neighbors with armies and we have this belief that we constantly have to do everything we're not all everyone else and we are the world's policeman thank god the world needs a policeman and i rather it be us than russia ok let's go to some other areas some social areas same sex marriage is it coming everywhere yes it's going to happen state by state it should happen state by state it's the judges are flipping it the activist judges as everyone always says but people want to quality they people are not asking for anything extra they want the same exact thing straight people have and then every time everybody that says it's going to ruin straight marriage and it's going to ruin families it does the reverse and there's studies that prove it strengthens the family and it will be and that'll be it and hopefully it's not even an issue i hope the republicans in two thousand and sixteen maybe even will
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nominate someone that will be ok with it i mean when i have a question a totally open question if if if if a an adoption group like the like the catholic charities has a newborn and it has two couples they are equally loving equally wonderful equally wealthy equally educated they're virtually identical one is two women or two men and the other is a married man and a woman would you flip a coin or would you say it's best that a child have a mother and father and in that case if everything was the same except the sex of the parents i would be ok with the coin flip one hundred percent and i do you one hundred percent you know everything there is no either of you thinks it's very important to clarify no. neither of you thinks that a child gets anything from a mother that it can't get from a father i think that's an odd way to have reigned in a lot even from the same sex parents there are men study that a lot is very different is there forget studies what do you think from having lived a lot or i'm bored no no no i used their bunkum because we don't have enough years
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to well how do you know no i don't i am basing it on human experience and my life i i had a mother and father i got very different things from them because they were a man in the womb not just because some of you would i deny a gay couples right to marry you would deny it yes and what it what i would not deny them any of the rights that accrue to marriage i do not want to redefine marriage then you either want to get married to a religious institution with the state handle because they had a way theists get married and when you don't get married they have a state bonding number you just said only have religions do it yet only have invented one already married who does it's not fair to people who don't have a religion was not the will say how they wouldn't have it we frame it slightly differently what do you think would happen to the child if they had two mothers if everything else with michael as you present today i'm going to know oh it's unfair to a child where there was a possibility of having a moment it had to not have a moment of dad but you have any proof that it would affect that child negatively
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is there any empirical evidence yet he missed the huge the experience of the human being otherwise there is no such thing as as making up our much. i don't believe that the only difference between men and women is their plumbing i think that there are i don't think this we know there are differences in the brain in the psychology and what is how how is a boy to have a model of a man if he has no father or a girl have a model of a mother but that argument doesn't have a mother that are going to know that all gay people usually come from straight couples yes and yes more so that well that makes you wonder about your argument there's no wonder at all i didn't say that the child will lead up to another life all i said is if you didn't have a mother with a father your father was not only a model of it was you it was real but as in this argument you are eventually going to lose it is possible however if the argument were made carefully and none hatefully and not silly and if we allowed the american people to choose and not
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judges i'm not certain that this is inevitable but the polls prove otherwise because of thing like well what i've just sanderson all the present day that all i could say is about polls you rate you raised reproductive rights according to most polls more americans are pro-life than pro-choice would you follow that poll. i think most things should be left up to popular decision however personal right oh i see her personal rights i don't think should be left up to the right of the amount of wanna. medical marijuana yes however i don't think it has to be given by a smoking there are ways of getting merrick medical marijuana that will involve a joint so to speak and everybody knew it would be abused and it sure it is and now we have two states then colorado and washington that are allowing for it and i don't think that america is a better place because of legalizing marijuana those states educational systems of the mill mostly mall money two million dollars colorado took into nine dollars in
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tax and that's what republicans love that bad news the amount of money spent on education has no impact on whether the children are well educated washington. d.c. has the highest per capita rate of education and the crappiest schools what does impacts education values the values of the teachers the values of the parents say you're watching teachers have no values no i'm saying you think of the positive are you implying that no no of course not that then what do you mean there's no outs of what i mean i mean whether you make a demands on students or not whether or not you have standards whether or not your textbooks teach you how to be happy that you are black or happy that you are hispanic or happy or gay or they teach you reality a california where you and i live demands that there be x. amount of space and i'm curious what you think about this you're obviously very thoughtful i mean that totally sincerely do you think that textbooks history textbooks should mandate the amount of space given to gays. i think there's no
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reason if there's a certain amount of time to talk teaching about the history of no not at all a right here is a us history book and it has to have x. number of pages about women x. number about blacks x. number about gays x. number about what rand's gendered americans contribution to well in that the gay rights issue is the civil rights issue of our time if they were to teach about harvey milk going to american idol we had a lot of bad history we never learned when we were kids now we know yes no i did not and i'm going to use what i want to detriment is not what i don't what i do that tremendous truth i'm a jew i do not want x. number of pages demanded in textbooks offered to jews i want the truth of a member of our history and if they were if there are x. number of jews that really did make a contribution they should be in the book if gays did they should be in the book but not because they're gay well of course but by default x. number of jews are going to be mentioned if you were to talk about science and nobels lies where is that the holocaust what's right also someone like harvey milk
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you don't exclude because they're a gay you don't like if i take the heat music i want to learn about tchaikovsky he happened to be gay so pray all day the watchman i don't learn is under any cause he's getting the washing educational system the citizens of washington attacks without being represented they have a congressman who does not vote and they have no say nobody in the united states senate so therefore they cannot get a lot of things that you get you know california cannot rebel but that has nothing to do with it and i don't think that by the way much they can get the money potential books not all but they have more money is devoted to education in washington d.c. than anywhere else in the country that's that's a statistic and has nothing to do with it and anyway the district of columbia was founded not to be a state because so don't live there if that's where you you can change the rules that no don't live they are good you change the rules you can vote you know it was a state no ok well everybody knows all it does is add. two more democratic liberal
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senators and so democrats are for it as you know really good times the population oilmen but they wyoming have more clout than the welt that makes them move you know with washington d.c. moved to wyoming they would change and they'd have to work democrats that's your answer and that's why ads are. you and they would only if they were everyone in washington movie would you rather have had washington d.c. oh well you'll be watching to deal or you are going to live it while you me you just want to big mountain obamacare does it go on the way of all care how it passed it's not perfect he sort of half allied whatever it is everyone knows it's not perfect but we should have universal health care and what are they going to dismantle it so that every day we can see on the front page of drudge report that he says well someone got turned away because of obamacare they were getting turned away before anyway so it's not as if suddenly there are only one cares about his people that are we have a right to health we have a right to health yes well the same way we have a right to food but the government doesn't supply food. we have
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a right to food but the government does not owe know or is of a person force i just think you don't have states they have to know not to united states has had the finest health care system in the world that includes europe euro seventeen about mortality yes they are but it has nothing to do with health care what does it have to do well i'll tell you what it does crime vast numbers of auto accidents and the underclass not taking care of its newborns without a time we're going to do more would both be ok maybe you come back every week and i don't have the words thanks to all of my guests that have for joining me on politicking from my viewers out there i want to hear from you join the conversation on my facebook page and share your thoughts on twitter by tweeting at king's things and using the hashtag politicking hashtag that's all for this week's.
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the moon and children continues to. flow so many use it is working with martin luther king said i have a dream obama is too good to me i have the john. drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part they have been very precise decision strikes against all. kind of this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight schools. we do some of her service also which on the contrary if gas has all the one i can confirm that we are operating them in. the only country i. have gas is still country. welcome to the john siberian.
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brussels blacklist that use slaps visa bans and asset freezes on another twelve russian officials accusing moscow of refusing to deescalate the crisis over crimea . with a red tape russia wraps up legal procedures to accept crimea into its territory this is a russian bank receives a new high profile clubs have to be hit by u.s. sanctions. as a middle size but i personally don't have an account in it but i will def. president putin says he wants to get his pay checks from bank joking at the choice of people targeted by u.s. measures some of them having little to do with the situation in crimea we take a deeper look later in the program. russian speakers in eastern ukraine of.
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intimidation from nazi groups which are claimed to be gaining momentum the new leadership. of dignity fails to descend on the capital in protest against skyrocketing unemployment and severe austerity. from a new center here in moscow this is r.t. international with you twenty four hours a day the e.u. has added more names to its russian blacklist seeking to punish moscow over crimea now these fresh sanctions come off to a move similar by washington. is keeping track on the restrictions being slapped on russia. european officials have wrapped up their summit in brussels by adding another twelve names to the already existing list of twenty one names of russians
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who will have posed on now among those names we can find both speakers of the russian parliament both of the upper chamber and the lower chamber as well as a presidential aide to president putin and deputy prime minister who is overseeing issues such as defense and space exploration and now this comes hot on the heels of a very similar list with pretty much the same names on them that has been issued by the united states and in response to washington russia has indeed come out with a reciprocal response issuing a sanctions on americans however at this point as the russian president seems to have said russia is out of the tit for tat game of retaliation. regarding the american sanctions and visa regime in terms of ukraine i think we should avoid from we tell you to remove if we go with a visa regime against ukraine millions of innocent ukrainians will suffer so they
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go to russia to work with their money here now these are individuals sanctions however european officials have repeatedly said that if russia doesn't change its position on ukraine and doesn't change the situation around crimea it could face more dire economic sanctions that will affect not just individuals but the entire country although it is not yet clear how exactly europe is going to go about that since russia has just finalized. legalization process of admitting crimea as part of russian federation. putin has also mocked the u.s. blacklist as the people on it apparently have nothing to do with ukraine but instead all belong to the president's judo club you know added to it was a businessman who back in one thousand nine hundred eight founded the club where putin was training brothers a caddy and boris rotenberg they all also business for him and members of that same club eureka vulture kids the cohen of the bank also one of the judo clubs founders
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and that's where his bank it's also become the target of washington sanctions which inspired me putin to open an account and have his salary paid there regarding this as far as i understand this is a little slow and i personally don't have an account in it but i will definitely opened one on monday well daniel mcadams executive director of the ron paul institute i spoke to him earlier he says the principles on which the u.s. black people are based on a lack of any logic. question is what is the end goal of these of these sanctions against russian individuals it doesn't make any sense i mean what specifically does the us warrant it seems to me the russian side has had specific goals in mind they wanted to uphold the february twenty first agreement they wanted to recognize the referendum in crimea but with the us you have some sort of vague notion that these people are being punished for undermining democracy in ukraine. if that's the
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measurement stick then what about all of the u.s. . n.g.o.s who precipitated the problem in the first place being involved with each other through the legally korean government they should be subject to their own sentients of course that referendum on sunday was really the starting point for all this major pressure on moscow from your point of view daniel what was that legal or illegal as the west says the us precipitated this event by overthrowing the government ushering in to power a group that's threatening the russian minority in other parts of the country so in a sense they're to blame about this and it's it really is not uncommon for countries to protect large numbers of their ethnic population over the borders the u.s. has done it israel does it around the world so it's not unusual to see this happen the u.s. sanctions triggered a return of nation on russia's social media as many decided to blacklist the american president himself now this sign states barack obama is no longer welcome
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in this hobby shop one local newspaper posted a message on its twitter page sanctioning the u.s. leaders and members of congress from entering its offices in the siberian city of and one arash pub in central russia was prohibiting the u.s. leader from popping in for a pint well here are some of the lighthearted responses for you this is the american president from patting his dog we go here holds a warning that a bomber can't come any closer than forty meters to her so clearly many people not taking the threat of sanctions that seriously here in russia well the presidential decree which officially accepts crimea back into russia has been signed it's after a unanimous vote by both the parliament allowing the peninsula and the city is a vast opel to join the russian federation parties is in crimea. they said there's a lot of excitement here in the capital crimean city of some for a poll where people are delighted with the signing by the russian president vladimir putin of a treaty that was unanimously approved by the at the house of the russian
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parliament earlier it was also voted unanimously by the lower house so this concludes the legal process for crimea and the city of sevastopol becoming fully fledged members of the russian federation it follows on the signing of a treaty back on the eighteenth of march by the russian president and crimean authorities that would see crimea formally joining the russian federation and let me remind you that that happened after a referendum held last sunday now back with a random saw the overwhelming majority of crimea vote in favor of leaving kiev and reuniting with russia and speaking to people here they say that the main reason for this is that after the government came to power in kiev with the overthrow of the victim coverage they feel increasingly targeted as russian speaking citizens they feel increasingly unsafe they particularly point to this new regime and its neo nazi leanings its extremist elements its fascist sympathies but a far cry however from the celebrations and the mood here in crimea is the feelings
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of people in eastern ukraine have well more and more people have been arriving here in crimea from eastern ukraine and those who haven't already come are certainly thinking about doing so i've been speaking to a few of them who say that they feeling intimidated they feeling persecuted that is this crackdown on over those of dissent in the east of the country and as such they feel only secure coming here to crimea. gee to look on for more guns but i was forced to flee dose of rubble after repressions their people were little girls were prosecuted for their political stance people were jailed because they didn't agree with the coup in kiev with no war was being followed they were just taken from their homes many. we're forced to go underground new. to the new even you also start i used to be a senior prosecutor in the end of the draft i couldn't stand how my fellow lawyer and forces were being treated well they were simply doing their job and i was
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forced to join the resistance brigades because there is no lawyer anymore in ukraine and many of my colleagues feel the same way. i've just arrived here in crimea from the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk where there is over widest sense of uncertainty and fear if there's one place in eastern ukraine that's not safe anymore it's the streets this man is afraid to show his face on camera he says he's been hunted by pomade un forces. every day we receive reports that on the borders of donbass there are men with military uniforms bullet proof vests weapons in armored vehicles. a man receives a phone call to say right wingers have been spotted in the city they're armed and looking for a fight we drive with him to a checkpoint with self-defense volunteers are keeping watch some armed vehicles shoulder is on their way this driver stops to tell them he passed a suspicious vehicle a few kilometers back i'm afraid for my children and grandchildren that's something
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similar to murders and robberies we've seen in kenya could happen here. security is unraveling fast and people are starting to panic. there have been numerous cases of buildings and is useless through on the police if a group of armed men and to your house the people who came from my dawn as well as the security services are threatening anyone who doesn't share their views and it's hard to argue with men carrying guns but for many these checkpoints are not enough more and more people in eastern ukraine are asking whether it's not time to pack up . that said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful it's one local probation activist siddur husband was arrested for his actions while she was forced to flee to russia with her children in fear for their lives. as a mother of three children i feared for their lives who received threats from the
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right sector they called us and wrote messages on social networks for security reasons i can't disclose where we are now the pain is turning to anger as more and more people congregate here in the city square the list of signatures calling for referendum like in crimea keeps growing this is dangerous the right wing has seized power and was going to happen next is a bloody war. it's all leading to fears it might only be a matter of time before kiev's bloodbath is repeated here. r.t. donetsk eastern ukraine. well back in here frustration is growing with the self-appointed leadership of ukraine the new government came to power in the aftermath of the bloody coup promising radical changes but ukraine's interim prime minister hasn't done is to deliver on many of those promises in fact he's backtracked almost a lot of rain across river. the self-proclaimed
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governments in kiev came to power banking on people's frustration over the collapse deal. yet if the e.u. agreement is not signs then according to article one one one of the criminal code in the prison will get ten to fifteen years behind it. however later i've seen the gets a new castle backtrack on this my pleasure to pick up with because we've postponed signing the economic section of this document due to concerns over the possible negative effects that entering the free trade area might have if the industrial region that industry are. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually analyze all the pros and cons looks like everyone is at odds and what's being called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions rain then supreme.
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court heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries as possible a draft law on the resumption of the process of integration of ukraine internet so has been filed and recorded provide the maximum possible material and technical assistance in the form of modern military hardware and armaments once again something he had to take back your security in order to keep ukraine undivided we've decided to keep a session to nato out of the agenda. what about all those promises to ban the russian language. yes i don't want the a cranium youth to speak russian i want them to speak english i will make this my top priority i want them to travel to europe this is my assignment. new book no one is trying to take away your right to speak russian according to
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this law in all regions dominated by russian speakers russian should be a regional and de facto official language and it should have the same rights as the ukrainian language that was a quick won eighty and in stark contrast with his previous convictions of these a regime for russians was announced for a few hours at one point. ukraine's national security and defense council took her decision to introduce a visa regime with russia only to be dismissed by gets a nuke the very next day. ukraine should not hurry with introducing a visa regime with russia and this move must be mitchell after almost a month and office cnut's and there has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats which he did not follow through on and questions remain as to what are his long term policies will be as full that's all and as easy to cite back as the ones that we've seen so far marina call sort of artsy. international
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standoff over ukraine as part of cold war fears in europe with sublette u.k. m.p.'s becoming so the pushing for a revival of britain's nuclear program we'll bring you expert opinion on that shortly. it was a. very hard to take. that back with her make her look.
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a bit. in light of the ukrainian crisis some voices in the u.k. say the country now needs to keep its nuclear trident system to the russian threat one conservative m.p. said britain will need it for when putin threatens the baltic states which are members of nato friends who commentator john white believes this rhetoric is way.
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more bombast and bluster on the part of western ideologues and certain british establishment stooges who refused to accept it these are the west's unipolarity is over the very idea that we can resurrect the cold war and to do schoolboys world whereby we had an end to dependency is a coup is simply ludicrous the only thing that's crucial for u.k. security and for the security of the west in general is a key to international law the idea behind the u.n. charter in one nine hundred forty five was that those hussein that without fully abide by it and we've seen over the last thirty years that the west has treated international law as a pick and mix it is a political as far as the west is concerned when it suits their agenda and it's ignored when it doesn't while the main focus may have been on ukraine british m.p.'s have also been pushing for the country to concentrate more on africa the
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foreign affairs committee says the u.k. needs a bigger footprint in mali and other countries in the region to tackle terrorism result smith reports there's a mismatch between london's ambitions and its resources. the report calls for a concerted international action to address this instability in the west and south held region to stop it from spreading any further in the u.k. government already has what the report calls a bold vision to increase the political security and economic in gage meant of course we all understand that bold means very expensive but the report warns the gap between those ambitions versus its actual the u.k.'s actual resources in the region both. diplomatic in the region and economic home is vast and irreconcilable which is long hand for where's the money going to come from we
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know that we have a recovering economy here in this country but it is still in recovery the government's always trying to reduce the deficit shaving money out of the well but all the time we heard during the budget this week that sixty percent of austerity cuts are still to come in this country so once again there's no balance between what the government would like to do abroad and its actual financial resources. alone for the moment while no love seems to be lost between the us is allies in the middle east washington doesn't seem willing to be a conciliating force as it's meeting with persian gulf. off the agenda told to dot com for more on what's behind the contentious mood in the region. also that all eyes on a german legislators are to launch a probe into the scope of surveillance on german officials by the so-called five eyes club get more details on the story by logging on to moment so.
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far been suspended from all of the country coming together what they call it the march of dignity heading to the nation's capital. to be held in madrid on saturday again so. unemployment privatizations and budget cuts or years of recession of places on the brink of poverty spain's twenty six percent unemployment rate is the second high is just off to greece with six million people out of work almost two million households are living on social benefits a sturdy measures first triggered public anger three years ago amid the increasing gap between the rich and the poor well meanwhile highly qualified spanish have been forced to flee the country in search of better opportunities abroad so the number of jobless people has decreased significantly in december over half of those out of work are under twenty four for them talk of recovery doesn't optimistic and the i.m.f. offers little hope with predictions that rampant unemployment will not improve for
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five years unless more reforms are elected what is your position on has been gauging the publicly that. they call it a march of dignity step by step mile by mile walking by foot across the country hoping to change its future i know that if the situation continues as it is continuing that. it's not going to work my nephew like they just not going to live in a place where they can function thousands of men and women students and engineers those with jobs and those without all have been advancing from different directions to spain's capital for a mass rally planned for saturday market everybody walking all day without food many of these people have been marching since the very start of the rally since the ninth of march covering hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun stopping only basically to sleep at night and for these short breaks to drink some water get
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some food and then continue marching again many say they are exhausted especially the older activists but all them say that the objectives are much more important. youth unemployment stands at fifty percent job low salaries and more austerity from brussels and the troika of interaction lenders these are some of the problems the spaniards hope to tackle despite the blisters on their feet. already feeling hello. exhausted after twelve days of walking it's cold at night and during the day we're in high spirits and we have to put an end to these savage policies yeah another activists my men locals is marching because she and her family are on the verge of being evicted from their home as she's now unable to pay their mortgage to look obviously i had to stop playing it was a choice between keeping up with a means of feeding my two children. they've walked over fifty miles in one day alone and still have twice that distance to cover before reaching central madrid on
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saturday exhausted yes but they. stop now. reporting from spree. at least nine people including several women and a child have been killed after taliban fighters attacked a luxury hotel in the center of kabul there were four foreigners among the victims the hotel is popular with u.n. staff and foreign politicians it comes just weeks from a presidential election investigative journalist and i believe that we'll see even more violence as the vote moves closer. this is not a surprise since the last dance. afghanistan did the taliban are trying to disrupt elections just because i heard his government has degraded to tell. us to just say it will give you a chance to tell it to tackle. it across the country. in two weeks time to to accept elections. from other world news this
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a series of attacks across iraq of killed at least twenty five people in the north of the country several government raided a local police headquarters shortly before detonating explosives laden tanker there well west of baghdad just hours later a suicide bomber detonated his belt a mourners attending a funeral for a leader in the al qaeda sunni militia. but as well abrupt police have clashed with government protesters angry over the arrest of two opposition mayors the rest of the sweeping the country since mid february and it's now claimed thirty one lives both civilians and members of the security forces are testers accuse the government of forcing the opposition out of politics and not doing enough to pull the country away from its economic and social crisis. turkey has been left to treat this after the country's prime minister all of the blocking of the social media service i've heard of what had promised a ballot network along with other websites calling them a tool for trouble making the decision comes as a government struggles to quell going on rest which began last year is about to
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hold local elections and critics have accused the leader of the ruling party of cracking down on all sides of liberalism. is continues for in just over half an hour from now in the meantime i mean martin explains how her message on ukraine was distorted by a group of neo conservatives from the foreign policy initiative think tank that's after the break. residents of sunnyvale california are being forced to turn in any magazines that they have that hold over ten rounds to the government i don't call the high capacity magnificent one thousand dollar fine or up to six months in jail or both
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maybe you personally don't want guns to be legal but there are many people in this world who feel it is their right to have them but the question is how many people are actually willing to stick up for that right it is easy for schmucks like me on t.v. to tell you to go fight for your rights but when their thought cops at your door in black uniforms are crack your skull in all forms a sense a tiny metal box of the spring in it many people are going to give in and give it up and actually takes an incredible amount of bravery to knowingly defy the law based on principle and that is why very few people do it and that is why over time in any society your rights freedoms are every want to call them are going to be eroded away tyranny happens because people like you and me are willing to pay a thousand dollars for our rights but that's just my opinion. welcome to the sun siberian. what are the places you never go to.
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the the. little look. what's going on folks i'm michel martin and this is breaking stats well we've got a lot of ground to cover today i mean talk about the cold war media frenzy the quest for spiritual truth and i go to speak to one of most prolific psychedelic artists in the world alex gray you don't want to miss it to stick around and let's break the set. of the three look it was a little very hard to take a little of the chicken little. have you ever had sex with her but they're looking. to the for. the fun. little.
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little little. little look. look. like. two weeks ago is that i decided to go and see editorial line of my network by using this platform to call out russia's military action in crimea when i woke up the next morning i was praised as an anti russian hero in the mainstream media only because my statements fit into the cold war resurrection happening across the political establishment what happened next. it's fascinating because i witnessed my message get distorted by a group of neo con warmongers here in d.c. james kirchick has been on our t.v. for a troll the network and was subsequently brought on imus the b.b.c. to tell the world i was a lunatic a day after i made my own our statement the very next day my former colleague liz wahl resigned live on air stand simply unrelated to my statement only then to celebrate a media blitz and freedom selfie with none other than james kirchick who also
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published the first exclusive of why i quit exposé on her resignation just an hour after she left the studio fast forward to yesterday where truthdig published an investigative piece by journalists max blumenthal and ron your kalak revealing how my former colleagues resignation may have been pre-court unaided see nineteen minutes before wall resigned the neo con think tank foreign policy initiative took to twitter to announce word on the street says that something big might happen on r t in about twenty to twenty five minutes then ten minutes before the resignation they tweeted again you're really going to want to tune into r t so how is it possible that the think tank knew in advance that my former colleague was about to resign while one only has to look at who was a part of this thing to understand the story more clearly see foreign policy initiative or f.b.i. as a think tank that grew directly out of a project for a new american century or p.x. consisted of some of the worst of the worst bush administration officials that
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seized on nine eleven to push the u.s. invasion of iraq but after pinata had become synonymous with propaganda and foreign policy blunders f.b.i. took its place and has since pushed for such failed policies of the troop surge and military intervention in syria according to official mission statement the us and its allies face many foreign policy challenges that come from rising and resurgent powers including china and russia wow two sentences in there already fear mongering about russia and guess who is a seen. fellow death james kirchick one half of the famous for himself and there's only four people who sit on its board first there's dan senor a man who was the spokes person for paul bremmer governor of iraq following saddam's out of steam senior was also mitt romney's foreign policy adviser and there's eric i don't mean former undersecretary of defense for george w. bush who is trying to describe the discussion of change of course in iraq as quote
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traitor talk then robert kagan co-founder of pina and last but not least william kristol widely regarded as one of the fathers of neoconservative ideology looking a little bit more of this organization i was surprised how many times i had been mention on their website these guys have been following this story pretty closely trying to spin it as negatively as they can even posting one facebook status update by none other than her check of a self the rights think of martin as the puppet opposition in a dictatorship like moscow is citing its right to protect russian minorities in ukraine as a pretext for its occupation of crimea martin's act of pseudo dissidents is a good old fashioned false flag whoa ok let me get this straight kurt chicks concocted a paranoid conspiracy theory about my being a russian secret agent yet i'm the crazy conspiracy there is here interesting and as you can see he's nothing short of obsessed with russian r.t. specifically he also really loves to repeat the words state propaganda and cold war
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over and over and over again while never mentioning the fact that he himself was a state propagandist that's right you work for radio free europe which is one of the biggest state funded networks in the world which used to be funded by the cia and is now funded directly with us tax dollars and spread pro-american views as one of the only media spokespeople for f.b.i. james kirchick role is to promote new conservative ideology to promote u.s. military like advocating putting nato troops on the ground around russia to show russia we mean business to promote israeli occupation oh and to promote the act. whistleblower chelsea manning and even though he's a seemingly independent journalist writing for the daily beast exciter a his real puppet tear is william kristol and if there's one thing we know about bill kristol is that he really loves war according to truth to crystal's we outlined f.b.i. is a fool's earlier this month insisting that current geo political crises could be exploited to reverse america's war weary post iraq and prevent further cuts defense
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spending and we can't have that all that's needed he says is the rallying and the turnaround could be fast and what better way to rally than to have your neo con minions parade around the mainstream media helping to resurrect the cold war with r.t.d. as its central target look i'm not alleging any conspiracy here but clearly there are ideological motivations and well connected forces of neoconservatism driving these obsessive attacks on me and this network. criticisms of russia's actions are valid but the foreign policy initiative and the stooges that do its bidding represent corrupt and dark forces that don't care about a free media diplomacy peace and certainly not human rights these people care about one thing us imperialism and exerting their power and global dominance truth be damned as we know in d.c. the truth is never as it seems in the house of cards is just that a flimsy stack of lies that can't be held up for too long.
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i. life is hard enough without having to worry about how materialism keeps us from having spiritual experiences these experiences outside of the realm of traditional religion are the basis of a new book called the quest for gnosis exploring the unifying ecstatic states we all experience the author gabriel roberts is a former intern jellicoe christian and theological scholar he joined me earlier today to discuss his book which was just released today i first asked him what gnosis means and the context of what he's presenting and his book. primarily trying to show people that gnosis is an experienced based mystical knowledge it means that . we're often in western culture and in the media as well we're told what to think we're told what to feel and we're told to take someone else's word for it
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gnosis by definition thanks in greek definition is experience will knowledge it means that you have to go through your own process you have to do the saying in order to yield the benefits of that experience and once you do that it changes the nature of your belief from something that is sort of a blind faith into something that's more of a practical knowledge and understanding of the world and even mystical states i wanted to quickly explore psychedelics maps has done groundbreaking research i know that psychedelics helped you on your journey into mysticism why do you think that there is still such a taboo topic in the country today. well i would say that graham hancock is one of the writers who's also in the book is a bestselling author of fingerprints of the gods and in the book supernatural and in that he discusses and also in my book he discusses. this fear
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of you know allowing people to have autonomy over their own mind and his argument would be that if we can't have control over our own minds then what autonomy do we actually have we're talking about doing our own thing terence mckenna the the great writer said that. society as a whole might not want us to experience a psychedelic experience because it might give us funny ideas and so we don't want to have people running around having new ideas that have appeared that it's much easier to just keep things as they are and keep a structure that that keeps people thinking the traditional thoughts the things that have worked for everybody else for a long time but in reality i don't think that they have worked and if we look into our distant past as graham hancock would also point out in this book supernatural
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you find that this is been a part of the human spiritual experience and very well may have been the birthplace of spirituality ended the psychedelic experiences integra to a spiritual and that experience in many ways you take no account you mention logic i want to explore that a little bit and the possibility that he might understand belief is always changing so where does rationality and following are logical mind fit into the quest of gnosis. well i think that the the biggest thing to recognize is that we do believe in a consensus reality if you drive a car off of a cliff it will fly off the cliff and it will crash there is a consensus reality however we also understand that it's the way that we perceive the world is our own kind of custom made reality it's what robert anton wilson the author called reality tunnels and each of us builds those things upon you guessed it our experience and when we limit our experience because of fear or because of
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what someone else tells us we limit ourselves to having not a broader perspective so actually logic would tell us that there is a lot less that is static there is in fact everything is moving and changing in it if that is the case then the logical thing to do is to take each experience and measure it against our own logical process against what we already know and perceive. and to build upon that once we have things that are fairly firm as far as tone subs we can build upon that with you know with with a fair amount of understanding and confidence that we're moving along the right path amazing how we don't really learn how to think and school you know the trivium kind of just these very basic concepts of how to process knowledge and expand on and expand on that to really really amazing gabriel as you know we live in a non-secular world of course we're eight out of ten people subscribe to some sort of religious ideology do traditional religious views help or implied at keeping the
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sort of enlightenment that you're describing. what i think the one of the most interesting things that has occurred is that each with a just system and it does it goes down to every single individual's sect within a religious structure each one uses gnosis uses this this kind of understanding and even these ecstatic states that are not stick ecstatic states and then they appropriate them they said well ours is the only real one arse's the only true on women reality this common thread that i'm talking about runs throughout all of these religions and they're all using them as a proof text for their own individual religion but in fact. state is a proof text that we have a uniting factor occurring that we have something that's going on that's happening to all of us whether we are in an extreme religious situation or whether we are at it you know an atheist taking
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a nature walk we can be experiencing the precise same thing so gnosis is something that brings us together rather than terraces apart traditional religions need to make money just like everybody else does and as you know little mini corporations of their own they have their own and they have to do what they gotta do to to make it look like there's the best it's like branding ascension i write about finding a common thread that exists within us all gabriel thank you so much gabriel roberts author of the quest for no says that everyone check it out contributor to descend dot com and reality sandwich dot com appreciate coming on. thank you. coming up my exclusive interview with visionary artists alex and allison gray stay turned. to the should i even does the u.n. charge alex with some austrian journalists one paragraph three of the u.n. charter talks expressly about the right to self-determination of peoples not the
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right to self-determination of states the folk of miso even the population of crimea can do all that and we compare that to events on the he gets back then i ask again what moral justification is there for anyone to criticize the referendum in crimea i would suggest there is none whatsoever. right on the scene. of the first strike. and i think that you're. on a recorder splitter. and instrument. to be in the know. on. talking about language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the
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reports to put in the know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point to say that the security of a car is on the docket no god. thank you no more weasel words when you made a direct question the prepared for a change when you have done should be ready for a battle freedom of speech. down the freedom to cost. do we speak your language anything about the will or not of the. program seems documentaries and spanish what matters to you. a little tune in to bangalore this story. for you here. troy the spanish foreign visit.
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the the. alex and allison greer to the most influential in the radical artists of the last thirty years or psychedelic transformative and visionary work has been a showcase all over the world and even featured his album art for bands like nirvana and the beastie boys and tool alex is probably best known for his depiction of trans loosened and anatomically correct human bodies that force the viewer to examine the role of human spirituality and higher consciousness but along with their paintings the grays also engage in performance art sculpture and installation art and perhaps the most famous collaborative piece between them is the chapel of sacred mirrors a trans denominational church featuring a series of alex's paintings has been lauded as one of the most important works of spiritual and transcendental art in the world the greys have also had an extraordinarily influence extraordinary influence excuse me on my artistic
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expression which is why it's an absolute honor to have them on the show today alex allison thank you so much for joining me from the abbey alex your acts are having of course alex here is self described visionary artist and often speak about your art as a way for people to develop their inner sight how would you say that your art facilitates that development. well. when people turn with him and then and experience the. creative fish unary imagination. and. you see it is another world in another dimension and they recognize the importance of this dimension and they want to translate it somehow and. it's i think it's a basic human motivation and so seeing anyone do it and do it authentically from some kind of soul intuition is inspiration for any of us to pick up
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a pencil or whatever kind of creative tool we like to use and speak truth truth goodness beauty all of these work together to find an ideal expression through each of us indeed and one of those interesting aspects of your art is the anatomically correct depiction of inner body systems you spent five years studying and add me to harvard why is scientific accuracy so important to your vision alex. well i think that science is the. razor by which we measure the truth and so my bodies rather than focus on one gender or race are looking for a universal kind of expression and so the sort of scale of toll an anatomical figure is the scientifically medically defined human being and it's
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universal and so that's the aspiration is to find what unites us salute alison probably the most famous project that you and alex have collaborated on is the chapel of sacred beards you talk about how the vision for the church came about and what ideals the chapel promotes. the vision for the chapel of sacred mirrors had occurred. on our first experience our first journey using this substance m.d.m.a. and we were lying on our bed and. we were you know our blindfolds were on and coming out of that experience we both had seen the chapel of sacred mirrors and we were we were talking about it it was a simultaneous vision and so since one thousand nine hundred five when that happened we have. been on a very interesting path toward how do two artists build a chapel and that's and that's the story i mean that the mission of the chapel of
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sacred mirrors is to build an enduring temple of art to inspire a global community i mean it's really about the building of a temple to bring together a community that is that so loves each other and so loves the community itself that they want to build a temple all beautiful allison and alex let's talk about your latest project and beyond which is an incredible new building that will feature our work what do you hope to achieve with the newest installation here. well this will be a sanctuary a visionary art and theone mean place to discover the god within and so it will feature art work through the international visionary art movement there's many young artists alive today that are doing extraordinary works and it's a. history of visionary art that is here to serve the awakening.
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i think planetary civilization i think that that is what is next in human experience is understanding that we are one. human family and that we have to work on saving the mother planet really that's what our question be about and not wars between each other absolutely the revolution of consciousness i can't think of another artist that depicts the as well as both of you allison. alex of cooperated on art work and life for nearly four decades i mean i think what's so inspiring more than anything is the strong bond and spiritual relationship that you guys have held how he managed to keep that so strong. well i think these simultaneous visions have been amazing i think it's our spiritual life really that keeps us together in our spiritual life you know i grew up jewish alex christian but our spiritual life has been revolutionized by psychedelics and so we
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find that that's true for a lot of people and communities gather that feel this opening to spirit through the use of these what we call sacraments what we think of as sacraments and to use them in a sacramental setting you know well it's designed to it's science now i mean johns hopkins has proved it and it's science it's it can cause mystical experiences and people have them and they want to gather together around that so that's that's been i think the glue to our relationship in having a project together and many projects a lifetime together we share a studio for thirty eight years so we're together in the studio all the time we're always looking at each other's work and we've influenced each other's work more than anyone or anything ever could i mean isn't alex you often future religious figures in your work as you just mentioned growing up jewish grown up question such as buddha jesus how does organized religion fit into your notion of spirituality.
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well i think humanity is involved through various waves of consciousness evolution so each religion sort of emerges at its proper phase and so now we have a multiplicity of many different approaches to. arrive at the divine and we like to think in a way that that religion is. a united human expression and by looking at what unites it such as the arts. creativity runs through all the world religions we wouldn't know of their stories or see their architecture or art and things like that so creativity is is something that runs through all of them so we start to think of creativity as a trans denominational kind of religious orientation or spiritual practice so
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and many artists talk about when they are doing their art work that's when they're in contact with this creative flow this creative flow is none other than the creator working through us so that's that's our quest to provide a place for that realisation we don't advocate the use of these sacraments and certainly don't do them at our. church it is a current struggle i think that the sciences and the arts are trying to find a proper context for these heart opening sacraments in our evolving society and alex speaking of spiritual depictions i can't help but ask you about the famous painting of bronco obama in two thousand and eight it took me by surprise because i am such
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a huge fan and and you know i just wanted to see personally what you were trying to express with the painting and do you think the president has lived up to your portrayal of him here. well i have to say the painting was done prior to the election. this was back in two thousand and eight and there was a mccain. versus barack obama and i was at a tattoo convention and i thought. let's start some conversations because of those two candidates that was the one i would go with and so i've appreciated having a president who can think on his feet and who is you know web smart and is made some advances. in the health care and also and the. gay rights and things like that i think this is really actually pretty important stuff but there's been so many ways that i've been disappointed so you know i
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i've gotten a lot on my face for doing this and creating a kind of unrealistic ideal for any anyone to live up to but i love to see the best in people and at that time prior to the election he was the first person i think to have been embraced by the world and certainly in. you know in relation to his predecessor he was a much. hoped for kind of transition so it was on that ride of enthusiasm that many artists not just myself but actually dozens and dozens of artists prior to the election made art about barack obama and that's unprecedented and you made it with the third all i did that was yeah well i've totally hear
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you're saying you know and that's what's so amazing about your art is that you're putting up this ideal that you want to see be achieved it's not that you're reflecting from it already is that this is the universal language that we can all hope to achieve gather together and put our collective consciousness together to achieve and alex i know that you've served on the board of the center for cognitive liberty and ethics and i wanted to go to you and just talk about the notion of cognitive liberty. why is that so important about noah by the way well i really want to give it over to alex he is the great spokes martyr for cognitive liberty let's. say well the over the book the freer that our minds are the more imagination we can put at the disposal of finding a way to get along and make something beautiful together as
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a human race. what i think is important now is to reclaim our hearts our compassion for ourselves and for our mates and for the world for our communities look for ways that we can put peace out in the world that's why we make art we think art is the opposite of war we think that artists you know wage peace and so that is our quest you guys are both beautiful people here to inspirations to millions of people around the world thank you so much alex and alison gray a true pleasure having you be thank you abbi. that's our show you guys join me again tomorrow and i break the saddle up again. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest ever because
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a colony is 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 pay back debts whole country is we're drowning under the amount of debt that they should and so every it is they would borrow money. and they would use that same of the others money to pay back zero. money really is. the wages of debt. put it on your. own.
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