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my celebrations in moscow and crimea as the peninsula officially becomes a part of russia also in the week's top stories. every reason to believe that the only policy of containing russia which was carried out the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth centuries interest is still in place here but the president takes out of the west and baez says the us and europe slap visa bans and asset freezes on the russian officials over the ukrainian crisis. also the scottish cup and so on until steroids the anger boils over into clashes with police overnight after thousands of demonstrators make their way across the country in protest against spending cuts and the rampant unemployment. and also
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this week new information comes to light on the whistle and on a resignation by an aussie america suggesting the move was staged with help from some influential by. the latest news and the week's top stories you're watching also international with me. and welcome to the program this week so crimea finally become a part of the russian federation all started out with an overwhelming vote across the peninsula to separate from ukraine and it was present prescience final signature in the kremlin after parliament gave its unanimous approval has been following the developments for. crimea is celebrating becoming part of
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russia after an absolute majority over ninety six percent voted for reunification their reasons were simple. some of us sad others we are most happy about the fact that we will speak only in the russian language they won't force us to write or speak in ukrainian the majority of crimea is two point three million population identify as ethnic russians and speak russian after m.p.'s in kiev try to revoke the regional status of the russian language it sent shock waves through the peninsula that crimea is now or should their language and heritage won't be threatened. that people who want to do something major will have more opportunity missed the bigger the country and the bigger its economy the easier it is for people to live there moscow has already provided some four hundred million dollars in aid to crimea with more to come to pay pensions and salaries as well as
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build better infrastructure pensions are expected to travel more russian tourists are likely to visit and living standards will climb for russia's budget it's not a big deal but for the people of crimea it's huge i fear though the banking in kiev the banks are being robbed property is being taken there is a complete lack of government there for most crimean is the fascist leanings in extremis and the minutes of the kiev government only queue for mind with the desperate eight month siege shoes the city of sevastopol fought against invading nazis in the second world war some seventy years on and history threatens to repeat itself nearly a quarter of ministries in the new king of government belong to for board of party members arguably europe's most influential far right movement today. i was a world leader for the last twenty years we didn't get anything good from ukraine but we hope for better from russia. from here was
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a part of russia from some two hundred years before nine hundred fifty four and it means sentiments and loyalties run deep the foreign ministry of ukraine says the right to self-determination is a political only to meet of people it's identified four groups among the ukrainians and crimean tatars no wonder then that the russian speaking majority of crimea voted to become part of russia policy r.t. some for apple crimea after signing they were unification treaty on cheers day president putin address lawmakers and the kremlin has très the importance of good relations with ukraine but again made it clear that moscow does not recognize the post-coup government dominated by radicals and ultra nationalists the president also condemns the us and europe for acts who are encouraging the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected government in kiev saying such steps have crossed the line . who carried out the coup in ukraine you nazis nationalists and anti semites
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and they still define the country's political agenda it's clear that there is no legitimate executive power in ukraine right now there is no one to negotiate with president putin reeled off a list of examples of nato powers interfering in other states in pursuit of their own interests he also stressed that russia's attempts to engage in dialogue with its western partners on the current situation has been largely ignored but. we have every reason to believe that the old policy of containing russia which was carried out in the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth century is still in place but there is anyways an intention to russia into a corner because we take an independent position. russia's envoy to the united nations has held the treaty with crimea as truly historic the international response however has been less positive and even laced with a does
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a fiction russia is known for its literary greatness and what you just heard from the russian ambassador showed more imagination than tolstoy or chekhov a thief can steal property but that does not confer the right of ownership on the thief. during our discussions today some of my colleagues used excessive language particularly the us ambassador mr howard who started by mentioning tolstoy and chekhov but ended at the level of the tabloids such insults concerning russians are absolutely unacceptable that should be clear to me that's part of the u.s. delegation expects to cooperate with russia in the security council on other issues in the future whether to use the money the rhetoric continued throughout the week as top western politicians how the accusations and threats of sanctions at moscow. make no mistake president obama has been clearer and clearer. there will be a cost attached to this i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions unfortunately russia
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is leaders have responded with a brazen brazen military incursion strict measures against twenty one individuals russia's actions in crimea threaten the future of ukraine there will be additional and far reaching consequences. and strong words are followed by a fresh wave of sanctions with the e.u. and washington extending the blockade of russian officials most has responded with visa bans on ten u.s. politicians but has said it won't take things father for the mob and and david called a british m.p. out from the u.k. independence party things in brussels has created a dangerous situation by signing with ukraine's post community to. this whole situation is it is a fossil fuel is whole all created by the e.u. being over ambitious and interfering in the russian sphere of influence which they have no right to do is very very dangerous quite frankly they made promises to to
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the ukraine which the capitol hill there's no money left to destroy the european economy with spain italy greece various other countries there is no money to back up in the ukraine we can't stop trade in the russians the russians can't threaten us and we have interlinked businesses nowadays we simply can't do this sort of thing coming up later in the program that it's for independence from a semi house he speaks with a local kind of owner who says the historic move turn inspiration from the referendum in crimea. meanwhile in ukraine itself the interim prime minister haass trying support from the west has been a back tracking almost all his promises made before the current marine across iraq . the self-proclaimed governments in kiev came to power banking on people's frustration over the collapse.
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yet if the e.u. agreement is not signed use then according to article one one one of the criminal code the president will get ten to fifteen years behind it. however later i've seen yet some new castle 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 with the industrial region. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually analyze all the pros and cons looks like everyone said oh it's in what's been called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions rain then surprise. we heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries ask possible a draft law on the resumption of the process of integration of ukraine internet
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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 you have to take back your gucci 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 assignment with probably just the. new book 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
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ukrainian language that was a quick one eighty 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 see absolute has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats wishing that not follow through on and questions remain as and so what are his long term policies will be as far as easy to take back as the ones that we've seen so far marina call survive arts. and was ukraine in a state of chaos and its security forces barely operational a brutal new approach to solving disputes has
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a matched. i this is the scene that the new mayor of votes can find trade this week when it will stalled by almost man many of whom are believed to have been so-called mind on fighters according to some reports there was an attempt by shareholders to seize the stock one of the owners of the facility says police appeared at the scene but did nothing to intervene that. the case is now well the law enforcers or even i'm able to protect themselves from the radicals and in this video you can see now several masked man beating out three police officers in another incident there was an attempt to world a bank in kiev where the criminals walk free however the interim prosecutor general appears and can say. be true. to the banks.
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about the bank robbery a criminal investigation is under way. and let's not get a close look at how deals are done under the new western backed regime in ukraine from our correspondent for national. literally involved in man in a beige coat is a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here is representing the country's information and immediately meeting of the office resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the former have to. tell you see them sign your resignation of life shut up and take your hands off what you're told you have to show resistance other rather deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation today with all that just because he's channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you cited. i mean you
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cranium. this is not a ukrainian. figure matterson in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its racism anti-semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social national party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods are becoming the country's new political language the jesus who. says how many of the country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and. join their freedom and bring justice. league dark. public anxiety here with the rise of ultra nationalists fouls and take to the
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streets in eastern ukraine but the largest rally is being held in the city of donetsk we'll be keeping a close eye on the protests and bringing you the latest. well . i mean it's technology innovation all the list of elements around russia we've got a huge area covered. by marinating join me. in that in part and financial commentary contributes and much much. only on the bus and only.
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do we speak your language does anything about the war not advance. the news programs and documentaries in spanish what matters to you breaking news a little turn it into angles stories. here. altie spanish to find out more visit actuality. this is that we can all say welcome back in space and nationwide and to a serious emotionally congresswoman dreda has ended in violence through bottles and stones at the police and rubber bullets were fired in response spanish media says more than one hundred were injured most of them offices and the police twenty nine people were arrested this could offer holds. it was
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a peaceful protest rally throughout basically the entire time until the end when it was coming to an end and then suddenly a group of young a radical protestors with their face covered started throwing stones at the police the police who had a perimeter there they started oppressing the protesters away from it and then we've seen firecrackers being fired at the police and reportedly rubber bullets being fired back as a result there are injuries on both sides we've been actually following these protesters for a few days now and everyone that i've spoke to in specially the older protesters they told me that there may be some problems with the police when it comes to the younger protesters the younger activists they did expect some sort of problems could happen and apparently that's what's happened here thousands of people men and women those who have a job and those who don't mention years and students they've been walking for hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun to make their message heard and
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they are surely critical against the government's policies specially economic policies things that the spanish economy is going through severe problems unemployment stands at around twenty six percent which means that the only other e.u. state with more serious problems in that sense is greece after greece comes spain but when it comes to the youth fifty percent around fifty percent of all the youth in spain don't have a job also around two million spaniards are really dependent on state pensions and food. banks and so on which is also applying pressure on the economy at same time of the troika of the international creditors and brussels they are calling for more job cuts for more reductions of salaries and at the same time they're not promising any improvement with the economy economy in the next four years which i. he is only aggravating the situation and he's even making these thousands of people
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more angry. this week and online were pooled cost see were as down so were they sincerest you know this sudden on a resignation by and i'll see america president with the network's coverage of crimea our correspondent sam sachs looks at the evidence r t is been in the spotlight recently since an acre resigned two weeks ago here at the network and a new article published in truthdig this week by reporters running a collar can max blumenthal reveal a group of neo conservative organizations that took a particular interest in that former anchors on air announcement enter the foreign policy initiative a think tank founded in two thousand and nine as the organization notes in its mission statement the united states and its democratic allies face many foreign policy challenges that come from rising a resurgent powers including china and russia there here's a question why was the foreign policy initiatives official twitter account
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predicting met a former article was about to resign on air minutes before she actually did there's the tweet right there you can read it for yourself no one at the initiative has cared to answer that question but someone who might know is this guy jamie kirchick who just so happens to work at the foreign policy initiative and just like the initiative he's obsessed with russia particularly this network r t he also secured the first interview with the former r.t.a. for just an hour after she resigned check out his bio over at the daily beast where he writes notice he's done no reporting on anything else other than r.t. recently. even stopped by the r.t.e. offices here in washington d.c. last week to say hello to everyone so i login kirchick criticised r.t. as a state funded media outlet previously worked at state funded media outlets like radio free europe radio liberty which receives its funding from the us congress and beams pro-american messages to eastern europe places like ukraine her chicks colleague at
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the daily beast eli lake has also devoted a lot of ink to fear mongering about russia and criticizing this network so too has a buzz feed reporter rosie gray both have taken particular interest in the on air resignation of the former to anchor as well as writing several stories about it and both have been connected to this guy this is michael goldfarb who founded the ultra conservative washington free beacon newspaper it was formerly a p.r. lobbyist for the nation of georgia during its war with russia as the truthdig article ledges goldfarb of fed georgian p.r. to eli lake now a national security correspondent at the daily beast and rosie gray the buzz feed reporter who produced the recent exposé on our t.v. . looking at all of this media critic danny schechter thinks this battle being waged against r t is a proxy battle for nero cons who are pushing a certain foreign policy agenda this was actually planned and promoted and
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publicized to use r t in an argument that these people are having with the obama administration namely they want the obama administration to be more aggressive you know they want to be able to bash obama for not doing any one of a number of things which could include bombing russia or whatever their journalists are always told to dig deeper that things aren't always as they seem maybe that's why it's so important in this case to question more washington d.c. same sex party. a former georgian president has been ordered to show up at the billies his prosecutor's office as soon as next week or the international iraq war and learn why we hold saakashvili has found himself on the wrong side of the law on our website. and also that he gets banned in libraries and lecture halls was nothing to show for it the british government gives a depressing forecast for debt laden students head to our dot com to find out why.
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the so. we're strong. and i think you're. going to. be. hot on the heels of crimea breaking away from ukraine that it's holland city of bet it is has voted for independence from rome and overwhelming eighty nine percent of the nation's voted for growing its alone in a referendum and the city could now start withholding taxes from the italian government local professor paolo dinis spoke to my colleague bill dog and broke down the reasoning for the historic move. banning says pretty much as benetton the
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. triangle. is sure. is well above sixty. seventy percent so is the one of the strongest fiscal pressure assume the warranty and by creating a new lease on the fish and stayed we would use the fiscal black on the citizens there's also this all comes at a very interesting time doesn't it bring in mind crime if through a referendum has now become part of it if they want and we have put it there. what happened there in crimea is that encouraged to think of the separatist movements now throughout the world yes absolutely yes i mean are people looking for that will see young i'll start with a nation where those who go back and try not. to draw in the rush and they decide they all the while knowing that it was going well. and i think. the principle and so the mission evolves and one of them is that we have been growing much in cost by
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vehicle i mean. what's happening in crimea is really grab the world headlines doesn't it but nobody's really talking much about venice at the moment and yet it's very close to the heart of europe isn't it it's an extraordinary but a little while what was this was a well something on this back to the referendum for scotland implantable really well you know normally there is a plan over from. the form of the men who are going to rule and various we're going to have things. why in short time are stalled because you can be there is a reason why there was no preparation you look to. your reality. negs the future of international law and it's been undermined in the twenty first century. after the.
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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 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
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a thousand dollars for our rights but that's just my opinion. oh and welcome to worlds apart the crimean referendum has helped to reopen the cold case of territorial integrity versus the terminations with the cost of a president now being relied on by russia and dismissed by the west is it once again a case of might making right to discuss that i'm now joined by alexander popovich
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a professor at mark warner university in astray and the author of the book creating new states professor path to reach thank you very much for appearing on the show you're most welcome now the recent referendum in crimea has revived this whole debate about legitimacy or illegitimacy of secession is movements and various sides accusing each other of violating international law but as far as i understand the law itself is far from being settled on this issue isn't it well not being a law. should say that i don't think there is international law and since sessions so any appeal to international law is appeal to judgments or two principles and none will reach really deal with it's a sense that it's all about political statements after all and scoring political points and making political rhetoric essentially that's what i think and it's not only my opinion quite a number of international lawyers also believe that secession is not
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regulated by international law and that consequently any statement we make about its decision is a political statement primarily now given that they've seen quite a few secessionist movement since the late one nine hundred eighty s. why do you think the law is saw ambiguous so vague on this issue isn't it because this ambiguity leaves plenty of loopholes for political manipulation by you know all sides involved you can put it that way but i think that the answer is relatively simple states want to preserve their territory that is one of them main functions. consequently any attempt to regulate how you take away territory from a particular state is going to be controversial because very few states are ready voluntarily to give up territory professor puffer she just sad that the states are
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not really eager to. allow part of their territories go independent but a number of countries have been quite. active in supporting our independence movements in other states i wonder how often does international politics drive secessionist movements is it possible in this day and age to find a truly independent independence movement that would be free of geopolitics will it one listen to their receptionist movement has learned by now is that if you do not have agreement of your whole state of your state from richer seceding if you don't have agreement to gain independence from that then you need an outside sponsor there are there are no suspicions no successful secessions which. doll to knowledge side sponsor now given that whenever you have a secessionist movement which is serious about gaining independence seceding they
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will seek an international sponsor and often they will gain it sometimes they don't gain international sponsors and in most cases they don't succeed in gaining independence so there is a dynamic that reaches relatively unexplored but we are at least aware that you cannot successfully secede vidar than international response and now this dynamic as you said it may be unexplored but i think it's used quite often in more than geo politics now in the absence of clear legal guidelines arguments for or against the sessions are often couched in moral terms and morality. he's a bit like beauty it's in the eye of the beholder i guess you can make a moral case both for and against any session movement right this is true not only one couldn't really say strictly speaking that morality isn't diaby hold a lot of people who disagree with that but when you look at the scholarly on
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secession and on mortality of secession you will find indeed very different theories and sometimes contradictory theories of how morally to regulate secession so given the variety of these theories that we have you can normally have a moral argument for or against ization which will be uncontested and one of the reasons very simple reason for all that is that secessions are not morally veins in other words these are political phenomenon and therefore they have of their own political dynamic then not regulated strictly speaking by mortality we attempt to do so but we won't ever think able we won't be able to do regulated by moral principle now i don't want to appear cynical but i think in geopolitics human deaths have long been used as a moral argument and unfortunately the more deaths there are the stronger seems to
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be the argument you mentioned in one of your public lectures that up to eighty percent of secession is movements involve some form of violence and i wonder if this constitutes awards weiland is a direct result of the ambiguity of the law when the ambiguity is in fact something that incentivises this while and which could later be used to legitimize a succession of movement this is an excellent point in quite a number of scholars point out that secessionist movements often if they are faced with opposition with. rejection by the whole state are in fact more to. had to use violence in order to provoke our the moral outrage in outside states or to wear dumb the enemy in other words violence is a useful instrument when you cannot achieve your aims by other means now
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i don't think that that could be a war by legal regulation. a feeling that the one way of resolving this issue is to make territory less valuable so that the whole states would be more inclined to give up territory when there is a very strong secessionist movement that i think that would be a more elegant solution to these problems and we have such solutions for example in scotland we might have a solution through referendum been viewed of any while and so there are peaceful solutions to suspicions conflicts and i think we should really force the dollars instead of trying to find some sort of legal regulation now speaking about bloodshed and excessive bloodshed i think that. this argument was used as part of the justification for cost of us independence and i think it was also used
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later by western politicians to explain why costa was such a unique case and why it shouldn't be used as an international precedent but given the statistics that you cite in your lecture that is eighty percent of secession is moments being accompanied by some form of violence it seems that cause of us case is not that special after all that that's correct and the the argument that costs or has produced extraordinary. amount of civilian deaths and that itself justifies independence of course or is bored empirically very difficult to uphold because the the question. arises. how many dates sufficient for him dependence in other words do what do you compare it with when you compare it to . kinds of successful secession such as secession or bungle edition nine hundred seventy one which had many more the wall than costs or all and was indeed the
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priesthood and if you want for for a successful secession we can see that there are many pre-sentence of course saw both in terms of violence and in terms of successful secession so that course are always in no way unique however this is not the point it's really not the statement about uniqueness of course or is really not a point about the history of secession it's rather a point that the governments which are arguing that this is unique case where they were basically saying we are not going to support secessionist movements of this kind so please don't take us as encouraging secessionist movements and that you know this might be a way of saying that but it's not a very effective way of saying that the secessionist movements are not going to listen to this kind of rhetoric well i think it's also a very political statement saying that what you do is ride by the fact the same
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type of rules were to be applied to your opponent while they would be a legitimate i think we already we just discussed how politics is involved in succession it's moments but i think it also plays a very significant drawl and whether this state and you state is recognized after the fact of secession from your own research i wonder how arbitrary or south serving that recognition process really is will there is a general theory of international relations which is often called realism or it isn't which says that states are selfish and behaving in so. if interested the way and older this is a consistent theory than many others it's difficult to. deny that states have their own interests and they interest change of course but they will act on those perceived interests that they any moment of time so it's some point
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they would support a succession is moment to some point it wouldn't depending on the circumstances so it's a very difficult. situation in which you if you want to say all this states will always support secessionism and another will not and i've been looking at this problem and my very very general and very fuzzy impression is that if you are looking at states which do not support secession only people's republic of china is consistent in not supporting secessionist movements in any way or else the other states which profess not to support in fact from time to time do so in terms of consistency when it comes to support of secession is moments you can find very much consistency especially over longer periods of time now the un friendly relations declaration from the nineteen seventies in tries the principle of noninterference in the states internal and external affairs and since there is
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nothing that explicitly bans declaration of independence i wonder if it could be argued that this whole process of recognition or denying recognition represents a form of interference because. you know that an interference after all could be could have very far reaching consequences and one example i could provide is an example of yugoslavia where the immediate recognition of bosnia and croatia secessions by the west. very bloody and very for tracked into war will the question of course arises towards extent recognition itself is a cause of. these these kinds of blood the blood even seeds but surely there is an encouragement by sound by sound power is involved i mean if you know you mentioned sponsorship international sponsorship later on this is also a form of international political sponsorship that's correct now we need comes to the case of boston and have to go and some some former yugoslav republic. the
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minimal argument that i think one can see is that the record mission of these states or promise of recognition of these states have discovered them from trying to resolve a i internal and external conflicts peacefully because they the governments the new government's position is governments knew that they're going to get recognition so there are norms it's all motivated to negotiate with them i know it is on the go she added other secession is groups to be deemed these states and the this is quite obvious in case of bosnia and herzegovina where the us has supported one faction v d in these states and because of that faction they believe that the time represents the recognition may have faded one side ready to has actually made the other side quite angry and as we know the war has continued after all but we have
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to take a very short break now when we come back the crimean referendum has resurrected a decade all rationale for justifying cause of his independence if it was solar that out of baghdad why is it illegitimate now that's coming out in a few moments here on the wall the part. basis he needs a friggin economic ups and downs in the final months day belong to the old sang night and the rest of the life until you meet a female baby if briefly caught they please please.
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well come to the john siberian. what are the places you'll never go to. fun. things you never do. experience you'll never get to. be surprised you will. cool. thank. you. welcome back to all the part where we are discussing the practice of the session as moments of alexander popovich a professor at mcquarrie university in australia i mean the author of the book
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creating new states professor puffer fish before we go into comparing cost of and crimea let me ask you this western countries have long claimed that casa was a unique case but legally speaking can you really make a solid legal case about uniqueness isn't the whole purpose of the law to develop a set of rules that will be applied without exception well those governments or lawyers who are arguing about uniqueness of course or and by the way there are not very many lawyers who would do that. unless they have to represent governments the those who are doing that are really not trying to say anything about law on the contrary i think if you argue that costs are unique you are basically saying that there is no law of secession and no law of independence and this is an extraordinary case which is outside of legal regulation and i think that's the point they want to make it's not did it's illegal but the rather that it's so
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extraordinary that it's beyond the legal regulation but in terms of legal precedent you cannot find. a legal precedent a legal judgment or legal principle which would justify only costs or and no other secession i mean that's simply not possible and as i mentioned there are precisions to courser and one of the clearest pieces than season is secession of mungo this from pakistan in one nine hundred seventy one which was not opposed by. the united states at the time which was the united states was engaged in vietnam war at the time but that was a suspicion which was enabled by. invasion of the indian army and defeat of the. pakistani on about india nani said it was in a sense similar to the whole process in case of in case of course or and also the
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find. the recognition came very quickly from the l.-i first from india and then from the allies of india and then u.k. also came in and australia so this was a clear cut case of officer session which was preceded by a military invasion intervention by another state and the have the very similar case in case of course going back to the inconsistency of the cost of our uniqueness argument i think it's underscored by the fact of how promptly the tables have turned since two thousand and eight i mean back then it was western powers who used humanitarian reasons the right of self-determination and the suffering of refugees as reasons for supporting the independence of course sarabande russia as you know stood on territorial integrity and sovereignty but. this time around in the case of crimea really see
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a complete reversal of these positions i wonder from your point of view how different these two cases are will the major difference to us who start this is issue is the absence of violets and this is an extraordinary case in crimea is that we do have a sort of let's say he didn't military intervention often outside of each doesn't consider is it still to be an outside power because it had it had its own military on the territory so we have that but we have no resistance no wall and snortin to use violence or very little while and just after the problem ation of independence so we if you look at the history of secessions this would be highly unusual and it shows that the board side. the ukraine and the russia have in fact a tacit agreement that while in sworn solve anything their resistance to this would
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not have prevented suspicion would not have really done anything but just lead to deaths of people so in a sense we have this i think quite the rational calculation i want to professor if russia could really advance this case of crimea being a special case and not only because there's very little violence on the ground but also you know there are historical ties that go back for centuries there were some legal irregularities in a way nikita khrushchev handed crimea over to your crane and you know back then he strongly he had no reasons to believe that it would ever be. beyond moscow's control i wonder if that could be used as a legal rationale to justify russia's actions in crimea you could you should there's a political justification and has been used there is no legal standing for this kind of argument because if used if you try doing that then makes
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a cool could claim takes us any time texas was taken away illegally from mexico so and there are some people in here maybe in caribbean get you not that's the saddest moment here. i hope not some people accuse me of doing that but i really not suggesting anything i'm simply saying look if you start using these arguments then you'll find all over the world including the united states a number of irregularities of this kind so i don't think there's a legal i think this is exactly what the experts were saying back in two thousand and eight when the western rationale for corso was advanced that you know that was essentially open a pandora's box not only in the euro but all around the world and i think this is what we see happening right well that's that's certainly true but won't i think when a cultural issue. happening what possibly the policy makers were thinking that since bungle a dish was forgotten very quickly in a few years the whole issue of legality normally gathered the whole thing simply
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disappeared except in scholarly literature they were hoping that the whole thing of it because some of it would disappear as an issue however it didn't disappear and i don't think it will disappear. because there are other parts of europe which would want to see them particularly cut the lonely and scotland so these. cases we have a growth of secessionist movements and therefore when you have a one successful one and success one unfortunately through the use of force as in is in the cause of all you will that real serve as an example or encouragement to others especially when whatever you say in addition and of course crimea might is will serve as an encouragement to others because they will see ok if they did it we can do it as well it's a perfectly normal political thinking i think it is nothing extraordinary about that now are speaking about crimea russia made it clear that it considers the
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crimean case to be close to president putin just signed an executive order solidifying crimea joining russia but what is not a done deal is international recognition of crimea's new status and western countries have already made it clear that they are not going to recognize it any time soon i wonder though. if international recognition in this case matters at all because as part of russia supposedly a crimea wouldn't have to suffer some of the discrimination that ogg are recognized quazi states suffered in the past i guess you know just the fact of it joining russia will shield it from many of those and negative consequences that's probably true in that might have been a reason for a secession is. politicians in crimea who argue for such a quick incorporation into russia because that provided them protection weekday
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would otherwise as a small state not have and it provided of course recall mission in so far as they are part of a functioning state so the idea that you find yourself a powerful sponsor and become part of that as a state is not a very frequent phenomena in the session is the partly because there are not many sponsors who want to take their parts of territory in the incorporate in into there because there's too too heavy cost and of course i think it will be costly in terms of the costs of incorporation but given that the russian federation can afford that kind of course i don't think it's it's a major issue in this case but it is a particularly interesting case because it provided a very quick as it's secessionist outcome and then incorporation in a in
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a large and powerful state and some secessionist movements might think that this is really the way to go all except of course as i said there will be very very few sponsors well one such example would be for example the case of northern cyprus it's been thirty our forty rather years since the turkish invasion and northern cyprus is not formally part of turkey but defacto it is and as far as i know turkish cypriots have been developing you know pretty rapidly even notwithstanding the fact that no other country apart from turkey recognised them formally now the northern cyprus is also interesting because there are significant segments of the cypriot population who would want to unite back the cyprus for the benefits of the human. the ship and turkey is not probably for some time to become a member of the cyprus is already a member so there is an attraction and this is
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a new element in suspension is movement and that is the attraction of the new because the brings infrastructural funds it brings investment so if you can get into a country of each is a member of the there are definite benefits and you can see that in case of the two noosa session is movements the support each one in cut the loonie in one they are very strong on the retaining the membership in the u. because that's considered to be a great prize for any state in europe a professor profits what i find very curious is that you know countries that or states that are outside of the european union really want to get in bed there are a number of countries like britain for example reach arrow would rather prefer to get out than three themselves from the e.u. since we have only a few minutes left international more has traditionally approached the session if conflicts conflicts through the
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a fact if controlled often so centrally doesn't mean whether the session is movement was legitimate from the very beginning what means is who is calling the shots at the end and i wonder if this is in this sense any secession movement is essentially a case of might making it right well you can you can say so. but no secessionist movement is successful the dollar a widespread mobilization of population in other words you have to get people to vote for you or to support you and that is an exercise of political skill and political might but it's really not an exercise of course of power so a suspicion is moment like other if you want international relations are not governed by the the sheer size. it is a question of the ability to politically mobilize the population and that of course
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the skill to of the population has grievances so you all as a session is movement you're basically exploiting people's grievances to convince them that they need to separate states of their own so it's not quite. the sheer might deciding however if you have a very powerful state which is opposing you'll be in the question of who has more military skills all who sponsor have you go it becomes a crucial and they say i was about race we are back to what we started from that when it comes to sessions what matters is not so much the law but rather politics i guess we have to leave it there because we're running out of time but i really appreciate your being on the show thank you and to our viewers keep the conversation going on our twitter you tube and facebook pages and i hope to see you again same place same time here while the part.
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from countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank development of social programs goes to pay back debts all countries were drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same and there was no need to. payback oh there it's going to lead to money really held. the wages of debts.
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we wanted to create a realistic global that would represent life that would depicts life as it really is. there's an accident on route six. what can be will wonderful than this the whole thing is a model. and
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my celebrations in the crimea as the peninsula especially becomes part of russia also in this week's top stories. we have every reason to believe that the old policy of if containing russia which was carried out in the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth centuries just is still in place as. the president has sounded for western buyers as they view us and europe as these advance and asset freezes on russian officials over the ukraine crisis. they feel destroyed president obama has been clear and i've been clear. there will be costs but. also in the spanish capital until star is the anger boils over into clashes with
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police overnight after thousands of demonstrators made their way across the country in protest against spending cuts and rampant unemployment. and also this week new information comes to mind on the recent on air resignation by and i'll see america unca suggesting the move will stage the with help from some influential it's. the latest news on the week's top stories you're watching that we can all see international with me. and welcome to the program. this week saw crimea finally become a part of the russian federation while celebrations broke out and spectacular firework displays took place in moscow and in crimea as two main cities it was
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a historic and long awaited event for so many people. watching the one we're well very happy well finally a russia at last a long time dream has come true love the woods to its own holiday celebrating do you think they should all historic margin. oh yes. i think all crimea is a happy day we're back in russia only one week now for the russian speaking population in ukraine itself. and it. started out with an overwhelming vote across the plains here to separate from ukraine ended with president putin's final signature in the kremlin and he gave his approval in front of members of parliament after they voted unanimously to accept crimea. and after signing the reunification treaty on tuesday president putin addressed lawmakers in the kremlin and his trousers the importance of good relations with ukraine but again made it clear that most code does not recognize the government
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dominated by radicals and ultra nationalists the president also condemns the us and europe for actually encouraging the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected government in kiev saying such steps have crossed the line . who carried out the coup in ukraine you nazis nationalists and the anti semite and they still define the country's political agenda it's clear that there is no legitimate executive power in ukraine right now there is no one to negotiate with. president rolled off a list of examples of nato powers interfering in other states and pursuit of their own interests and he also stressed that russia's attempts to engage in dialogue with its western partners on the current situation have been largely ignored but. we have every reason to believe that the policy of containing russia which was carried out in the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth century is still in place
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but there is always an intention to rush to a coup because we take an independent position and the u.s. state department has gone a step further in a twitter post spokesperson jen psaki accused russia of a recent shooting in crimea that's claimed the lives of a self-defense unit member and a ukrainian soldier however. i'm able to give any basis for the accusations in the tweet you're saying that it's clear that it actually fired a shot first and that's a pretty serious allegation so we're just curious and i don't see let me just say we don't see how it's possibly true that the russian claim that they were there were they were not that someone else was the aggressor that the ukrainians were the aggressor can possibly be true given they entered the ukrainian base they're not saying that they're saying it's a provocation whereas you're saying that it's very clear they have said that a little bit i think we're ready to move on do we have another topic. the rhetoric
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continued throughout the week top western politicians held accuse actions on threats of sanctions of moscow. make no mistake president obama has been clear and i've been clear. there will be a cost attached to this i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions unfortunately russia's leaders have responded with a brazen brazen military kirsch to strict measures against twenty one individuals russia's actions in crimea threaten the future of ukraine there will be additional and far reaching consequences. and strong was a followed by a fresh wave off sanctions with a buzz they use in washington extending the blockade of russian officials most has responded with visa bans on ten u.s. politicians but has said it won't take things further for the moment and david cole about a british m.p. from the u.k.
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independence party things brussels has created a dangerous situation by siding with ukraine's post-coup needed this whole situation is a is a fossil fuel is whole all created by the e.u. being over ambitious and interfering in the russian sphere of influence which they have no right to do is very very dangerous quite frankly they made promises to to the ukraine which the capitol hill there's no money left to destroy the european economy with spain italy greece various other countries there is no money to back up a new screen we can't stop trade in the russians the russians can't threaten ones and we have interlinked businesses nowadays we simply can't do this sort of thing. i don't have a place in the program that is suppose for independence from a say i'll say space with a prominent local campaigner he says because story moved your inspiration from the referendum in crimea. meanwhile in ukraine itself the
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interim prime minister who has strong support from the west has been backtracking on most of his promises made before the crew marina cost her her studies have. 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 he gets a new castle 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 of the industrial region. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually
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analyze all the pros and cons looks like everyone is at all odds and what's being called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions reigned in supreme. we heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries ask 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 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 ukrainian youth to speak russian i want them to speak english i
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will make this my top priority i want them to travel to europe this is a lie assignment if you will nuke bore 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 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 in office yeah it's a nuke has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats which he did not
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follow through on and questions remain as to whether his long term policies will be as fall at all and as easy to take back as the ones we've seen so far marina koester of our artsy and with ukraine in a state of chaos and security forces barely operational a brutal new approach to solving disputes has emerged. this was the scene at the new mayor of vodka five treat this week one of all stormed by on demand many of whom are believed to be this so-called a mile down fighters according to some reports it was an attempt by shareholders to seize the stock one of the owners of the facility says police appeared of the scene but did nothing to intervene back. there have been cases where law enforcers were even able to protect themselves from the radicals in this video you can see several masked men beating out three police officers in another incident there was an attempt to rob a bank in kiev but the criminals walk free however the interim prosecutor general
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appears unconcerned. if you are trying to transfer. to the banks. so. you. can read more. about the bank robbery a criminal investigation is underway. and let's now get a closer look at how deals are done under the new western backed regime in ukraine from our correspondent mary if the notion. literally you know when man in a beige coat is a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here he is representing the country's information and media committee they are resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the former half is going to tell you see then sign your resignation of live shut up and take your hands off like
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a cold you after show resistance are the rather deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation today with all that just because his channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you sign it you must. i mean you cranium. york this is not a ukrainian. bigger medicine in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its racism anti-semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social national party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods of becoming the country's new political language the digital world. peace is how many of the
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country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and take it all enjoying their freedoms and bringing them to justice. will. publicans share with the rise of ultranationalists has sent thousands take to the streets in eastern ukraine where the largest rally is being held in the city of donetsk and of course all became a a close eye on the protests and bring you the latest.
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choose your language. make it without you feel better. to use the great. choose the stories but in. truth. we're watching that we're clear when i see international welcome back in spain and they show wide empty a star would seem to be capital to the capital one trade has ended in violence
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protests a story bottles on stones at the police and rubber bullets were fired in response spanish media says more than one hundred were injured most of them officers on the police twenty nine people were arrested his ego this cannot was that. it was a peaceful protest rally throughout basically the entire time until the end when it was coming to an end and then suddenly a group of young a radical protestors with their face covered started throwing stones at the police the police who had a perimeter there they started breasting the protesters away from it and then we've seen firecrackers being fired at the police and reportedly rubber bullets being fired back as a result there are injuries on both sides we've been actually following these protesters for a few days now and everyone that i've spoke to in specially the older protesters they told me that there may be some problems with the police when it comes to the younger protesters the younger activists they did expect some sort of problems
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could happen and apparently that's what's happened here thousands of people men and women those who have a job and those who don't mention years and students they've been walking for hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun to make their message heard and they are surely critical against the government's policies specially economic policy is that the spanish economy is going through severe problems unemployment stands at around twenty six percent which means that the only other e.u. state with more serious problems in that sense is greece after greece comes spain but when it comes to the youth fifty percent around fifty percent of all the youth in spain don't have a job also around two million spaniards are really dependent on state pensions and food. banks and so on which is also applying pressure on the economy at same
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time of the troika of the international creditors and brussels they are calling for more job cuts for more reductions of salaries and at the same time they're not promising any improvement with the economy economy in the next four years which i. obviously it is all the aggravating the situation and he's even making these thousands of people more angry. the so-called dignity marchers brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of voicing their anger over the government's handling of the economy most began as a peaceful rally in madrid spiraled out of control and you go to school know that some of those making the long journey on foot to the capital to make their voices head. closer why are you here. why am i here i'm sick of this government with all the promises they never fulfilled they said they were going to create more jobs and lower the taxes a little to live instead unemployment rolls from four to six million this is the
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only way we can fight back. exhausted after twelve days of walking it's cold at night and hot during the day you were in high spirits you have to put men to these savage policies to look obviously i had to stop playing it was a choice between keeping up with a means of feeding my two children what causes you to take part in this march there are too many reasons my sons have to work every day from eight in the morning to five in the evening only for four hundred euros per month also i'm a teacher and i know what cuts in the public sector mean all these of actions this is insane i'm marching to madrid because i can't walk to believe we must stop them and the troika. this week in our online report comes down so with a sincerity all the sudden on a resignation by an aussie america presenter over the network's coverage of quiet media our correspondent a samsung looks at the evidence. r t has been in the spotlight recently since an
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anchor resigned two weeks ago here at the network and a new article published in truthdig this week by reporters rania colic and max blumenthal reveal a group of neo conservative organizations that took a particular interest in that former anchors on air announcement enter the foreign policy initiative a think tank founded in two thousand and nine as the organization notes in its mission statement the united states and its democratic allies face many foreign policy challenges that come from rising resurgent powers including china and russia now here's a question why was the foreign policy initiatives official twitter account predicting that a former r.t. anchor was about to resign on air minutes before she actually did there's the tweet right there you can read it for yourself no one at the initiative has cared to answer that question but someone who might know is this guy jamie kirchick who just so happens to work at the foreign policy initiative and just like the initiative
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he's obsessed with russia particularly this network r.t. he also secured the first interview with the former r.t.a. for just an hour after she resigned check out his bio over at the daily beast where he writes notice he's done no reporting on anything else other than r.t. recently. even stopped by the r.t. offices here in washington d.c. last week to say hello to everyone so i login. kirchick criticised r t as a state funded media outlet previously worked at state funded media outlets like radio free europe radio liberty which receives its funding from the us congress and beams pro-american messages to eastern europe places like ukraine her chicks colleague at the daily beast eli lake has also devoted a lot of ink to fear mongering about russia and criticizing this network so too has a buzz feed reporter rosie gray both have taken particular interest in the on air resignation of the former to anchor as well as writing several stories about it and
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both have been connected to this guy this is michael goldfarb who founded the ultra conservative washington free beacon newspaper it was formerly a p.r. lobbyist for the nation of georgia during its war with russia as the truthdig article ledges goldfarb of fed georgian p.r. to eli lake now a national security correspondent at the daily beast and rosie gray the buzz feed reporter who produced the recent exposé on our t.v. now looking at all of this media critic danny schechter thinks this battle being waged against r t is a proxy battle for nero cons who are pushing a certain foreign policy agenda this was actually planned and promoted and publicized to use r t in an argument that these people are having with the obama administration namely they want the obama administration to be more aggressive you know they want to be able to bash obama for not doing any one of a number of things which could include bombing russia or whatever the journalists
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are always told to dig deeper that things aren't always as they seem maybe that's why it's so important in this case to question more washington d.c. same sex party. a former georgian president has been ordered to shower but to believe this is prosecutor's office as soon as next week or face an international arrest warrant learn why hale saakashvili has found himself on the wrong side of the law on our website. and also that eight years and in libraries and lecture halls with nothing to show for it the british government gives a depressing forecast for the debt laden students had to ask dot com to find out more. hot on the heels of crimea breaking away from ukraine the italian city of bennett's has voted for independence from rome and all and or well being i should say ninety eight or nine percent of the
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nations voted for going it alone in a referendum and the city could now start withholding taxes from the italian government local professor power lot better dinis spoke to my colleague bill dog and broke down the reasoning for the historic move. bandings as pretty much as. the number. is sure. is well above sixty per cent and only seventy percent so he's the one of the strongest fiscal pressure assume the war and by creating a new lease on the mission stayed we would use the fiscal black on the citizens because that's all comes at a very interesting time doesn't it bring in mind crimea through a referendum has now become part more hours if they want and we have put in there. what happened there in crimea is that encouraged to think of the separatist movements now throughout the world yes absolutely yes i mean are people looking for the season i'll start with a nation where those who go back. to join the rush and they decide they
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all the while need to walk going well. and i think. the principles of the nation. and one of them is that we have been growing much in cost by vehicle i mean our what's happening in crimea is really grab the world headlines doesn't it but nobody's really talking much about venice at the moment and yet it's very close to the heart of europe isn't it it's an extraordinary day but a little while what was that this was a well something on this back to the referendum for scotland implantable really well you know normally there is a plan and we're going to call. the form of the men who are going to rule and. we're going to have things. why in a short time i understand. there's a reason why there was no preparation you look to. your reality. coming up next we'll continue to explore america's secretive and deadly unmanned drone campaigns
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in the muslim. 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 all countries who were drowning under the amount of debt that they did and 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 help. the wages of debts.
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paying for the products with this label. guarantees better deals for the third world produces. again at the small print usurious part of the business but the workers done it in my set and advocates better working conditions and high social standards we give them five euros a day. and it's not enough to satisfy us. yes all of the poor are at their wits a. prince to euros a week when i ask the boss for a bit more he refuses my salary is only enough for my food and money for my family in haiti. fair trade behind the scenes almost see. well come to let's run by barry and.
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what are the places you never go to. fun you never have. things you never do. experience you'll never get. lease or pry you will. this drone attack which claimed the lives of two civilians is it was legal if the americans claim. in article fifty one. the un charter recognizes the right of a states to use its armed forces outside its front is only in the case of legitimate defense in the face of unarmed attack. by international law this means
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that capturing suspects is not possible. furthermore when the drone detected regular the target of this attack the vehicle was very near us another country's capital just next to the military checkpoint we passed. however at any moment did the americans are asked their yemeni allies to stop it. that is not all the. regular here was not in hiding he was a public figure. just look here for example at this yemeni t.v. set. what do you know about this guy. he took part in protests during the last revolution in yemen. he was very active. he was against the former government they say he was involved
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in an attack. against a convoy transporting arms me but in any case jim he could have been arrested and stood trial and have a shot in contempt of because he lives near santa. in a region where there are police and military and want to gauge regarding this strike as with others the white house and the cia have given no explanation these attacks are classified as defense secrets. but drones don't just result in collateral victims even worse they sometimes commit blunders. you know. these are exclusive images filmed by the al karama foundation. eleven bodies lined up in a hospital morgue. all the civilians killed in an american
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attack. this took place in september two thousand and twelve. that day shots from above were fired on a truck in iraq one hundred fifty kilometers to the south of the capital. these amator of edges were filmed shortly after the attack. here the bodies of two civilians trapped in the back of a car. the missiles were targeting two presumes terrorists they didn't hit the right target. three months later the washington post ran the headline. when american drones kill civilians. the prestigious newspaper disclosed that their sources within the u.s. administration recognized anonymously that it had indeed been a u.s. strike. mohamad muddy and geo investigator
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is the one who filmed the bodies among the victims there are two children. can look at the fla how this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight. have you seen this kind of thing before bombings like this no never have the had was terrifying and and very hard. when we were in the hospital with a maggot and next to the morgue but what you could still detect the smell of the bombs. in total certain civilians were killed in this blunder elop. from now on for these yemenites
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a bomb as war on terror looks like this. what this is a message for north south east and west all free men of yemen we are going to have revenge we are ready for war we are prepared to die we will not be treated like this. and we're not terrorists we're not with al qaeda we're just farmers who are not dangerous men we were just trying to go to work. for many people in the country the drones have become a symbol of american interference. and we meet a yemeni journalist. who sees a. levy is a recognized specialist in the field of drugs. he has recently been consulted on
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the subject by the american congress because for inviting me into his opinion the u.s. hasn't been telling the truth about the drug program president obama he said that i could think only and qaeda people terrorism people and went out no way to do other things that strike i confidently can tell you this is a complete lie and complete top of. less than. two hundred percent sure percent of the strikes were people who were. and maybe set. opinion incidents like the increase anti-american feeling or to someone who says. well i will call your father now they say call the plans. you have to change the domestic. not the thieves that's.
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in the united states these protests coming from countries where drones operate by press a fist campaign as. they regularly protest outside american drone bases like this one near new york. urgent. for the protestors the us have gone too far in the name of the war on terror. to the extent that they have betrayed their principles. if anyone's broken mosse they need to be brought before a court of law and they should not be just killed instantly because they have the allegation is that they they broke the law and that's what what america is doing
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that we are just killing people just in case there may have broken. shorted american soldiers but there's no evidence to show. how good. a former advisor to obama he convinced the president to increase drone attacks. at the beginning of twenty thirteen. appointed him head of the cia. so on the day of his inauguration speech to congress his opponents decided to make themselves. i am honored to appear before you today. as the president's nominee.
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and the people that were standing up here today i think they really have a misunderstanding of what we do as a government and the care that we take and the agony that we go through to make sure that we do not have any collateral injuries or deaths. in washington to the debate rages. certain members of congress have demanded more transparency regarding operations. according to the figures agreed upon by the ngo who investigated the issue more than three thousand people have been killed in drone strikes. among them how many were civilians. far away from washington in a country where obama's drones are used on a large scale. convinced that the u.s. is committing war crimes. and they have decided to prove it.
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in pakistan since two thousand and four have been more than three hundred fifty drone attacks. the country is in the front line of the war against terrorism. since the arrival of western forces in afghanistan al qaeda troops and taliban leaders have been seeking refuge in the northwest. pakistan. in this region the tribal areas. those own is inaccessible to western us. even the pakistani army cannot control the area. these mountains of become their sanctuary. within the population they regroup train and recruit new soldiers.
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the american drone stationed in neighboring afghanistan operates an assassination program in the region. this is where most of the victims have been. in islamabad the capital. this journalist originally from the tribal region is one of few able to access the sites of the attacks for years he has been investigating the deaths of women and children in american drone strikes. they gather evidence such as these images filmed in taliban territory. they're extremely rare they were taken just after an attack in february two thousand and eleven the dust displaced by the explosion is still in the air. and suddenly. there was this attack and.
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exclusive images you can see the left by the. when i arrived on the scene this is what i saw. had already left for the hospital. that was left. as. is often the case the drone struck in the heart of the village. you can see here the hole left by the missile. has seen dozens of strikes like this one the photos and videos he films a hard to see. they are of children injured or killed by missiles. how many children. i miss killed thank you mum i've seen at
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least one hundred children. caught in drone attacks. many are dead. others were injured. among them is fourteen. took the photograph of this eight year old girl a few minutes before she died this was the twenty first of may two thousand and ten . for several days an american drone had been watching a house in the tribal area near afghanistan. inside. the great al-qaeda treasurer of the region. in a neighboring house fatima cut was sleeping. at two in the morning the unmanned aircraft controlled from the united states opened fire.
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to notice. the faces changing the world lights never. so picture of today's lives. from around the globe. dropped. to fifty. i'd love to see some polling done in the western european countries on a bailout package for ukraine at this point in time i don't think here i would like to see the results i don't think washington would like to see the result. was killed but day break from the missiles penetrated the walls and hit the little girl. was hit by a missile shards in the stomach and twice in the leg.
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she was half conscious she looked at us but she couldn't speak. she died very quickly because the missile caused internal bleeding in her stomach. in this attack two other children were killed. the little girl's brother and cousin . nor about how men trust his documents to a pakistani lawyer. has decided to defend civilian victims of drone attacks such as fatima. he wants the united states condemned for violations of international law so he also collects pieces of evidence like these missile shots fallen on pakistani ground this is what it was used to be attack which killed fatima khan on the may twenty first two thousand and ten it's been
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identified as a hellfire missile the same model used by unmanned american aircraft but according to the lawyer this is just a fraction of the civilian casualties a recent decree from the pakistani justice system supports his claim. had already collected one hundred twenty seven plaintiffs according to him one hundred twenty seven cases of pakistani civilians killed by. drones. according to this document out of over three thousand people killed by drones one in two was not an islamist soldier. that's the verdict from the high court of the major city in the country. the verdict records for the first time the number of civilians killed. eight hundred ninety six in the tribal area of north waziristan five hundred fifty three in south waziristan. that makes a total of one thousand four hundred forty nine pakistani civilians killed according to the pakistani justice system. it concludes that these deaths were war
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crimes. that's not all according to his inquiry among the fighters killed only two percent were high level al qaeda bosses the reality is that more than sixty. have been killed in whole drone warfare in pakistan and. more than three thousand. majority of these people are civilian people who are six to seven years old is people who are ten years of age they cannot be. among the civilian victims is the grandmother of these little girls. a primary school teacher will never forget the day when a drone struck next to his house one made afternoon. his mother was killed in the
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attack and his children injured. the family have traveled from the tribal area to meet the lawyer. they have collected all the evidence they can find. x. rays of the injuries and the medical certificates attesting that they were caused by a missile. these things are hard to come by in tribal areas. the doctors removed shrapnel from the children's bodies. the family wants to fight and to make their own story known worldwide. we turn to another father the man who twelve thousand kilometers away directs the drone program.
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and. seeing this video for the first time. i personally invite obama no i did states president there you come and see our house look to make his inquiry. if there are any taliban or al qaeda members among us. every member of our family. and it's not only that then he can stop his attacks because it is not a good thing that you just spill the blood of innocents of children and women no it is not a good thing. why have the drones claimed the lives of so many pakistani civilians. according to the ngo investigating the subject the cia has been getting trigger happy. this may sound unbelievable
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but over the course of the years the agency has deviated from its hit list. its list of presumed terrorists to develop a new type of drone attack. from now on it's not only a question of just targeting known suspects. the cia chooses its targets based only on behavior observed from the sky like in real time. as an example a drone conducting surveillance over a village to take a white four by four carrying a group of men according to images their behavior is suspect for the americans this is the whole of terrorists. in a few moments the cia decides to open fire on. american press denominate these attacks as signature attacks. the trouble is that in such tribal zones lots of men move around in full by full vehicles carrying guns.
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in the united states mark mazetti from the new york times is among those american journalists who have revealed this type of strike. he regularly meets with those responsible for the program as a high level. a signature strike is based on patterns of activity rather than solid intelligence about exactly who's on the ground and the more you base. targeted killing operations. that standard the greater there is room for error in the same as your strike you are going in with the proposition that you don't know who you're killing so there is no question that signature strikes have led to instances where. people who have been killed have been civilians people who have killed been killed are not combatants. until now no official from the obama administration has officially recognized the signature strikes. but in front of
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camera for the very first time a former cia director will in directly admit their existence. can you explain to us what is signet strike you know you don't want to go into detail no one no one in the administration has talked publicly about what the press calls signature strikes so as a former official i'm not allowed to do it but let me give you a hypothetical example a drone is patrolling over over pakistan and it sees three white pickup trucks filled with filled with armed men and they have left a village that we know is a base for some taliban forces based on previous intelligence then that group of men you can make a pretty reasonable that action are headed to afghanistan in order to attack
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afghanistan or or americans and that is a an example of attack in which you don't have to have the name of a person but on the on the principle of defending your forces you make it you would you kill them. you don't name of the people. who have been targeted i gave you an example which you wouldn't. in pakistan the battle against these strikes is starting fresh as a doctor. after years of research he has decided to take the cia to court for war crimes. a pakistani lawyer against the powerful american information service the fight is unlikely to be straightforward. within his country the americans are stationed in the capital. here in a diplomatic enclave. it's a fortified barrack impenetrable without authorization and filming is usually forbidden. here is one of the most protected buildings in the
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country among the american embassy. and it's growing. seen here from above dozens of acres swimming pools sports fields. a city within a city where the cia operates in secret. bringing to justice a spy agency that officially doesn't exist on the ground is impossible. therefore decided to go to the former head of the cia in pakistan jonathan banks. his name has been disclosed by the press. he. look at him he's the only person who is physically present. and his physical presence is known to us so he. tried to.
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fish and you. just got it right. the pakistani lawyer wants the cia condemned. but others are directly attacking barack obama. they are in the united states in washington. a.c.l.u. a human rights defense organization has just made a complaint against the government. according to them the drone strikes go against the us constitution and international law. it can be a war crime and but because basically what's what's required under international law is any time the united states or any country uses lethal force it has to be proportionate to the harm that they're trying to the risk that they're trying to.
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combat and what we've seen now in with some of these attacks has been as been that there have been significant numbers as anything casualties and then lots of the attacks it seems like the united states has no knowledge of who is who. in their desire to fight against terrorism and protect americans. the obama administration seems to have overstepped its authority. in the international community will bush remain in history as the president of georgia. what image will barack obama leave behind. this was the young head of state full of promise who in two thousand and nine was even awarded the nobel peace prize he wanted to change the face of america.
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i believe the united states of america must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war. that is. what makes us different from those whom we fight. the same head of state four years later accused by some of war crimes ends up admitting that civilians have been killed by drone strikes. nevertheless it is a hard fact. that u.s. strikes have resulted in civilian casualties. a risk that exists in every war. and for the families of those civilians no words or legal construct can justify their loss. for me and those in my chain of command. those deaths will haunt us as long as we left. to.
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almost see. my celebrations in moscow and crimea as the peninsula officially becomes a part of russia also in this week's top stories. the old policy of containing russia which is still in place but. the president has sounded a western bias as the one. and europe impose a visa bans and asset freezes on russian officials over the ukrainian crisis. there will be a cost reduction. in spain and he also boils over into clashes with police overnight after thousands of demonstrators marched on the campus on madrid and protest against spending cuts and the rampant unemployment
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. and also this week new information comes to light on the recent on our resignation by an anti america anchor suggesting the move all staged with help from some influential black is. the latest news on the week's top stories you're watching the weekly on r.t. international with me of our thanks for joining this week's or crimea is finally become a part of the russian federation while celebrations broke out and spectacular fireworks displays to place in moscow and in crimea as three main cities it was a historic and long awaited about for so many people. watching that one there well there we have the well finally in russia at last our long term dream has come true . it's our holiday we're celebrating do you think they should flash our
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historic margin land. for us. i think all premiums are happy we're back in russia we're only one way you know for the russian speaking population in ukraine south. beach and it. started out with an overwhelming vote across the peninsula to separate from ukraine ended with president putin's final signature in the kremlin he gave his approval in front of members of parliament after they voted unanimously to accept crimea. but before reunification was formalized president prescience spoke out on the situation and history as the importance of good relations with ukraine but again made it clear that moscow does not recognize the post-coup government bad dominated by radicals and ultra nationalists the president also condemns the us and europe for actively encouraging the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected government in kiev saying such steps have crossed the line
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but also who carried out the coup in ukraine you nazis nationalists i'm anti semites and they still define the country's political agenda it's clear that there is no legitimate executive power in ukraine right now there is no one to negotiate with the president persian reeled off a list of examples of nato powers interfering in other states and pursuit of their own interests he also stressed that russia's attempts to engage in dialogue with its western partners on the current situation have been largely ignored. but. we have every reason to believe that the old policy of containing russia which was carried out in the eighteenth nineteenth and twentieth centuries is still in place but there is always an intention to look to russia into a corner because we take an independent position meanwhile russia's and avoid as the united nations has hailed the treaty with crimea as truly historic the international response however has been less positive and even laced with
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a fiction russia is known for its literary greatness and what you just heard from the russian ambassador showed more imagination than tolstoy or chekhov a thief can steal property but that does not confer the right of ownership on the thief. during our discussions today some of my colleagues used excessive language particularly the us ambassador ms howard who started by mentioning tolstoy and chekhov but ended at the level of the tabloids such insults concerning russians are absolutely unacceptable that should be clear to me that the u.s. delegation expects to cooperate with russia in the security council on other issues in the future. the rhetoric continued throughout the week as top western politicians held accusations and threats of sanctions that. make no mistake president obama has been clear and i've been clear. there will be
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a cost attached to this and i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions unfortunately russian leaders have responded with a brazen brazen military courage and strict measures against twenty one individuals russia's actions in crimea threaten the future of ukraine there will be additional and far reaching consequences. on strong words were followed by a fresh wave of functions both the u. and washington extending the block of russian and crimean officials would be you are starting president putin's judo partners moscow responded with these are bans on ten u.s. politicians but has said it won't take things further for the moment and richard wellings from the institute of economic affairs doesn't believe the restrictions will bring any results but evidence shows that sanctions tend not to be effective if they are effects if they only work if they're imposed on smaller countries
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perhaps countries that are surrounded by enemies and really russia doesn't fit into that country culture clearly it's one of the world's major economies it's a huge natural resources so the likelihood of the sanctions being effective actually very low but clearly western governors have to play some of the hard lines at least pay lip service to them clearly it was the it was the east these countries have massive trade flows with russia and also of course there are countries in southern europe there are hugely reliant on oil imports in absolute terrible economic difficulties greece italy spain portugal and so on and they really don't need anything to disrobe very sensitive to the economic recovery at the moment really some sort of destruction to trade the last thing they need particular if it starts impacting on energy prices. coming up later in the progress that is a vote for independence from a selling off he speaks with a prominent local campaigner he says the historic move drew inspiration from the referendum in crimea. meanwhile in ukraine and so the interim prime minister has strong support from the
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west has been backtracking on most of his promises made before the coup merino course aruba has the details for. the self-proclaimed governments in kiev came to power banking on people's frustration over the collapsed deal. yet if the e.u. agreement is not signs then according to article one one one of the criminal code the prison will get ten to fifteen years behind bars. however later i've seen yes newcastle backtrack on this might listen to a couple 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 for industrial regions. 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
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being called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions reign in supreme. 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 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 ukrainian youth to speak russian i want them to speak english i
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will make this my top priority i want them to travel to europe this is my assignment. or 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 that was a quick one eighty and in stark contrast with his previous convictions that these are regime for russians was announced for a few hours at one point. ukraine's national security and defense council to 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 in office he absolute 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
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long term policies will be as volatile and as easy to take back as the ones that we've seen so far marina cost of artsy and with the ukraine in a state of chaos and security forces barely operational a brutal new approach to solving disputes has emerged. this was the scene of being near a mosque a fun trip this week one that was stalled by armed men many of whom are believed to have been so-called my down five says according to some reports it was an attempt by shareholders to seize the stock one of the owners of the facility says police appeared at the scene but did nothing to intervene that. now there have also been cases where law enforcers were even unable to protect themselves from the radicals in this video you can see now several months command beating out three police officers in another incident of three wars and attempts to there was an attempt to
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rob a bank in kiev but the criminals walk free while the interim prosecutor general appears unconcerned. the truth still needs to come from. the bottom. so. i can read more. about the bank robbery a criminal investigation is underway. and get a closer look at how deals are done under a new western backed regime in ukraine from our correspondent there have. been literally in love with a man in a beige coat is a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here he is representing the country's information and media committee resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the former has discovered that i'm telling you sit inside your resignation of wide shut up and take your hands off like
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a cold you have to show resistance are the rather deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation. all that just because his channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you sign it you must use i mean you craney in. your case or not the ukrainian. bigger leadership in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its racism anti-semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social national party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods are becoming the country's new political language the digital world. peace is how many of the country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and
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take it all enjoying their freedom and bringing them to justice. on our teams. publicans xynthia with the rise of ultra nationalists has seen from was a mistake to the streets in eastern ukraine with the largest ronnie's being held almost daily in the city of donetsk we'll be keeping a close eye on the protests throughout the day today and bring you the latest.
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crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. you're watching that we can all see international is good to have you with us let's move on now. and they should and to austerity march to the spanish capital madrid
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has ended in violence or taxes three bottles and started at the police and to rob a balance were fired in response the country's major save more than one hundred were injured most of them offices and at least twenty nine people were arrested it's going off now reports. it was a peaceful protest rally throughout basically the entire time until the end when i was coming to an end and then suddenly a group of young radical professors with their face covered started throwing stones at the police the police had a perimeter there they started to breasting the protesters away from it and then we've seen firecrackers being fired at the police and reportedly rubber bullets being fired back as a result there are injuries on both sides we've been actually following these protesters for a few days now and everyone that i've spoke to in specially the older protesters they told me that there may be some problems with the police money comes to the
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younger protesters the younger activists they did expect some sort of problems could happen and apparently that's what's happened here thousands of people men and women those who have a job and those who don't mention years and students they've been walking for hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun to make their message heard and they or shortly critical against the government's policies specially economic policy is that the spanish economy is going through severe problems unemployment stands at around twenty six percent which means that the only other e.u. state with more serious problems in that sense is greece after greece comes spain but when it comes to the youth fifty percent around fifty percent of all the youth in spain don't have a job but also around two million spaniards are really dependent on state pensions and food. send saw in which is also applying
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a visual pressure on the economy at same time of the troika of the international creditors and brussels they are calling for more job cuts for more we doctrines of salaries and at the same time they're not promising any improvement with the economy economy in the next four years which obviously is only aggravating the situation and is even making these thousands of people more angry. the so-called dignity marchers brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets voicing their anger over the government's handling of the economy all to began as a peaceful running madrid grandcolas spiraled out of control. but some of those making the long journey on foot to the capital to make their voices heard. why are you here. why am i here i'm sick of this government with all the promises they never fulfilled they said they were going to create more jobs and lower the
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taxes but it's a lie instead unemployment rolls from four to six million this is the only way we can fight back. exhausted after twelve days of working it's cold at night and during the day we're in high spirits we have to put an end to these savage policies so i look obviously i had to stop playing it was a choice between keeping up the payments or feeding my two children. what cause you to take part in this march there are too many reasons my sons have to work every day from eight in the morning to five in the evening only for four hundred euros per month also i'm a teacher and i know what cuts in the public sector mean all these of actions this is insane i'm marching to madrid because i can't walk to believe brussels we must stop them and the troika. this week an online report called figure is down so would be over they said a serious he'll decide on a resignation by an r.t. america presenter over the network's coverage of quiet near our correspondent
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samsung looks at the editor's. r t is been in the spotlight recently since an anchor resigned two weeks ago here at the network and a new article published in truthdig this week by reporters rania colic and max blumenthal reveal a group of neo conservative organizations that took a particular interest in that former anchors on air announcement enter the foreign policy initiative a think tank founded in two thousand and nine as the organization notes in its mission statement the united states and its democratic allies face many foreign policy challenges that come from rising a resurgent powers including china and russia now here's a question why was the foreign policy initiatives official twitter account predicting that a former r.t. anchor was about to resign on air minutes before she actually did there's the tweet right there you can read it for yourself no one at the initiative has cared to answer that question but someone who might know is this guy jamie kirchick who just
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so happens to work at the foreign policy initiative and just like the initiative he's obsessed with russia particularly this network r.t. he also secured the first interview with the former r.t.a. for just an hour after she resigned check out his bio over at the daily beast where he writes notice he's done no reporting on anything else other than r.t. recently. even stopped by the r.t. offices here in washington d.c. last week to say hello to everyone so i login kirchick criticised r.t. as a state funded media outlet previously worked at state funded media outlets like radio free europe radio liberty which receives its funding from the us congress and beams pro-american messages to eastern europe places like ukraine. colleague at the daily beast eli lake has also devoted a lot of ink to fear mongering about russia and criticizing this network so too has a buzz feed reporter rosie gray both have taken particular interest in the on air
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resignation of the former to anchor as well as writing several story. he's about it and both have been connected to this guy this is michael goldfarb who founded the ultra conservative washington free beacon newspaper it was formerly a p.r. lobbyist for the nation of georgia during its war with russia as the truthdig article ledges goldfarb a fed georgian p.r. to eli lake now a national security correspondent at the daily beast and rosie gray the buzz feed reporter who produced the recent exposé on our two now looking at all of this media critic denny schecter thinks this battle being waged against r t is a proxy battle for nero cons who are pushing a certain foreign policy agenda this was actually planned and promoted and publicized so you r t in an argument that these people are having with the obama administration namely they want the obama administration to be more aggressive you know they want to be able to bash obama for not doing any one of
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a number of things which could include bombing russia or whatever their journalists are always told to dig deeper that things aren't always as they seem maybe that's why it's so important in this case to question more washington d.c. same sex party. a former georgian president has been ordered to show up and believes his prosecutor's office as soon as next week or phrase an international arrest warrant learn why me really has found himself on the wrong side of the lot of our website. and also their years spent in libraries and lecture halls with nothing to show for it the british government gives a depressing forecast for debt laden students had to r.t. dot com to find out i'm all. right. we're strong. and i think you're.
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going to. be. hot on the heels of crimea breaking away from ukraine the italian city of venice and the surrounding provinces have voted for independence from rome an overwhelming eighty nine percent of the nations voted to go in it's alone in a referendum and the region could out start with holding taxes from the italian government local professor paolo bernardino who spoke to my colleague bill dodd and brought down the reasoning for the historic move. pretty much as. i sure. hope all is well above sixty per cent and only seventy percent of those the
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one of the strongest fiscal pressure assume the war and by creating a new lease on the mission state we would use the fiscal blusher all the citizens because that's all comes at a very interesting time doesn't it bring in mind crime if through a referendum has now become part of it if they want to we have put in there. what happened there in crimea is that encouraged to think of the separatist movements now throughout the world yes absolutely yes i mean are people looking for the season of also with the nation where those who go back. to join the rush and they decide they all the while knowing it was going well. and i think. the principles of the nation the people. and one of them is that we have been growing much in cost by vehicle i mean. what's happening in crimea is really grab the world headlines doesn't it but nobody's really talking much about venice at the moment and yet it's very close to the heart of europe isn't it it's an extraordinary got
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a little while what was this was a well be honest back to the referendum for scotland implantable that he won well you know normally there is a lot of work for him to call. the form of the man during the rule and. we are going to have those things. why in short time are stalled as you can be there is a reason why there was no cooperation you look to. your reality. and to some other world news and brave the south three people have been killed in a fresh wave of violent clashes a sense lalla bringing the total death toll in the process to thirty four there's west has been raging for several weeks over soaring inflation and chronic food shortages with activists accusing their facilities of stifling the opposition. well the president of our duras government claims the protests are backed by washington and radical groups. thousands have taken to the streets of the treaty of
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capital to urge the president to live up to her promises and implement a new constitution the country's a legal system is still based on statutes put in place under the pinochet dictatorship last took office on the twelfth of march having complained with promises to reform education and health care and overcome deep income equality. and north korea launched sixteen short range missiles off with east coast early sunday in a second day of exercises feeling young and says the tests were routine and purely defensive in nature as current science was drawing drills between the united states and south korea which have been strongly condemned by the north. up next i'll see international case repealed name breaks down the latest business news.
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i. 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 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
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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 thug 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 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.
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welcome to venture capital this week sanctions against russia were like us and the e.u. leaders adding more names to the black list of individuals who will face freezing as a consequence the russian market is open davis three percent lower on friday and credit rating agency fitch has slashed russia's credit outlook to negative attitude this is the financial institution to face u.s. sanctions over the ukrainian crisis bank or cea now the european commission will also examine how to enforce a potential trade war against russia and this talk of a trade agreement with ukraine we're going to focus our attention so today on how london may be impacted considering the city is such a popular place for russians and indeed russian money as well now british property
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is all top of the shopping u.s. for wealthy russians with real estate of a six point five billion dollars and it doesn't stop that some twenty eight russian with a market value of over three hundred billion dollars are listed on the london stock exchange which equates to ten percent. a three year invest of visas to foreigners who invest over one point five million dollars in government forms now london is also the place to get a divorce or a financial settlement still most famously the spat between old business chums boris berezovsky and chelsea football club. abramovich which means london though is already today in helping to make british a little while the whole industry is now what forty billion dollars quarter a. see the independent schools council eight point three percent of private schools
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normal british people's last year were russian which equates to one hundred million dollars in school fees with the number of russian peoples doubling since two thousand and nine so let's remember all of those figures are going to get over to london and now we're going to join mr mike from. the mall and how london may be affected by all of this mike as we know the london soft pedal and say of russian cash how do you think the business relationship will be affected by. these very difficult to see just how. the sanctions etc might impact the business registry in russia or in the u.k. you know it's very well embedded here in the you see something like one hundred thirteen i think u.k. companies. are the main index. of
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a lot of very high profile russian business would have a base of operations in the i think you probably the worst of it was russia should it be but this is what i probably chelsea football club for over a decade and many russians educate their children private schools. in the u.k. my daughter goes to school with. so yes it's very difficult to see how it helps to sort of. you know the russian expert community embedded with. the business the business landscape because they're very well entrenched at the moment i'm just doing is mind my saying save the sanctions come as. i want if say money could potentially stop coming soon and that begs the question where else would it go yes it clearly is a worry. i guess you know in terms of you know russians pulling money out of the
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u.k. it might take the form for instance of listings of russian companies on the stock exchange you know there has been some suggestion that you know some of these companies you know might be delisted looking at the other side of the coin you know russia has a private eyes i should program. would like to get a slice of that listing business you know that may not be on the table anymore if sanctions are more aggressively pursued my guess one is that i want to talk about the if i can be case i'm going to call the talents of japanese she's been quite vocal in the whole sanction at stake now the relationship between the e.u. and russia is well over three hundred billion dollars it's a huge trade when i see it killing in a must as well how much money could both parties lose in all the best one of the main concerns when we talk about sanctions the european economy as it is that i would need every trading partner that you could possibly get you know germany is
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a relatively strong position in that respect but of course you know growth isn't so great that they can afford to rush you know entirely having said that you know a lot of talk about trade it really actually senses around you know energy and obviously germany is a significant conceive of russian energy and there just seems to be. you know the fact of the matter is is that europe needs the energy russia needs the revenue you know even during soviet times when russia was in afghanistan in the middle of the cold war. there wasn't the threat but russia was going to turn off the taps and i don't really think it's that out there that's the reason why i think that you know this this whole talk about you know massively escalating. sanctions to the point where your energy supply was actually threatened which for any
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extended period of time is just a massive. mike thank you feel towards today really appreciate that talking to us probably city of london. and it was a busy week a rough moskos i knew union of industrialists and but as took place where all the country's top business executives were in attendance as well as president vladimir putin on the topic of sanctions was not mentioned by mystification it's very much business as usual now i was there myself i managed to catch up with a manual quick dad the head of the franco russia chamber of us who did well they didn't seem too concerned about the prospect of more economic sanctions but i've been so looking through everywhere in the city when useful when you hear the word to but if you could suggest when you watch it carefully i think that of course you obviously feel no value but what is very interesting is that as i've seen it it's
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business as usual everyone continue doing this. you know except for the existing investor they continue to invest to continue their business and. one you know as if this thing was going to get to be good news i also spoke to. the from bank of a set piece said that when it comes to the invest for sure market players there is money to be made in the more risky environment it's an old fact that. capital is greedy and capital was covered i would say that now we're faced with the kind of fear. previous over the greediness or people. actually sitting up watching and those who had time to close their positions and now they watch what will happen but at some stage. the price of us should. we'll be on the level which is. recruited to be investors and then they will come but obviously. a lot
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depends on the. dynamics of the event going forward but hopefully everything goes well and then we'll see davis just come back and maybe from the confederation of businessmen of turkey said politics should stay out of business. business the turkish government will make the decision regarding any sanctions against russia but that's a political decision as far as we are concerned business has no religion or nationality so we will continue to develop closer economic ties between our two countries. corporate news time now i'm going to start with phones because russia's telecom giant was telecom a disaster by not to report this week march was unexpected with a loss of seven people million dollars last year the company's twenty thousand net profit fell twenty seven percent and russia is the richest man at least a u.s.
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mint has sold his stake in facebook and apple is still the believe that will reinvest the money into chinese companies eighty percent of his company's foreign investment is reportedly directed towards china so no more facebook for mr hughes mel for his company mel don't recruit has acquired a controlling stake in russia's social network contacts a website has fifty one million registered users. now going to say russia so expand out and get over twelve. spins it will every week you are to have ten thousand u.s. dollars you made a hit last week didn't you with your air flow lost quite a bit of money that all of you now well you know what i'm really happy this is a company money and not my money because of the situation and all flights to ukraine and over ukraine we're careful to earth applauded nineteen percent but last week dear katie thanks to you we had. come up on the wheel and you pick dixie russia's third largest food retailer and guess what their stock skyrocketed twenty
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five percent thanks to you now i'm back in the black macon money oh yeah. let me spin the wheel and we'll see what i'm going invest all of my money in this week and thanks to our experts they give me a hint that today is a great day to buy because sanctions are lowering the rating of pretty much all russian stocks and yeah awesome obviously we think with the largest creditor in russia a fantastic break in there probably the only bank that will ever give me a loan to buy a house in russia so i have faith in v.t. be a credit is something people always need but then again when you give away money can you make money the mystery. what happens gags also he said with dick says everyone's got a everyone needs money is what i would find out until a strong start to tease but until all right better not say on the highest it had a making money hopefully. it's
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a venture capital thank you for watching i think it's pretty safe that you can join me. in the meantime have a good fun provide. 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 for countries were drowning under the amount of debt that they should and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back odets can all that money really help. the
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wages of debts.
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down on. the on faith. stunning fakery in the alleged chemical weapons attack according to a former u.k. ambassador of coming up the british broadcasting corporation which accused of
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staging chemical weapons attacks. the cia admits planting c.n.n. reporters and international lawyers come for journalists inciting violence to be expelled. twenty third seeing nato leaders call and give the public on slide for the imminent bombing of syria suddenly the b.b.c. says it was filming a small rural hospital and the game changing atrocity happens right there the moment they were filming we were filming the doctors working at this hospital when victims of an incendiary bomb attack on a school playground started pouring in to play a prank on a kind of some sort of compound it's a highly skeptical public stage hall style to military intervention exactly one month later the leaders are trying to pin a chemical weapons attack on syria without success the b.b.c.
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is exactly the same footage but digitally also the word napalm for quote chemical weapons hoping no one will notice absolutely i think on it must be some sort of chemical weapon not only did folks notice but it's unleashed a massive public investigation which made some extremely disturbing findings. this is the total fabrication from beginning to end of an atrocity with the b.b.c. reporter the empanel standing amidst a tabloid with very bad actors this is completely beyond the pale. this analysis by media investigates a robe in ops and shows both versions are identical and from the same speech the b.b.c. then digitally altered the words from napalm to chemical weapon the exact justification nato was finding difficult to prove game changing allegation was made by two dogs as the traveled with the b.b.c. who claimed the number of casualties is quote overwhelming what kind of dog news
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media investigates a robot steward gives interviews when she is surrounded by supposedly seriously burned and dying teenagers. then anyone who isn't a patient out of here when the nurse does finally stall to help hold it to get anyone who isn't a patient out of fear doesn't apply to the camera man even worse know it's true it is the bizarre acting which starts when the man in the center of gives the side. of human being. you know zip it up like the land. on whose sole claim the b.b.c. sends napalm chemical weapons allegations around the world is actually the daughter of syrian rebel musette ltd the power of the gulf war and no snow iraq is stunning congressman said the nurse is tearful testimony that's iraq used for killing
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children swung their vote in favor of war think it matters and let this chance to have a clue. nurse lawyer a became the mainstream's darling but once the votes have safely post she admitted inventing the whole thing and was actually the daughter of the kuwaiti ambassador to washington lying to get the public to back war you can member of parliament george galloway joins us thank you very much for coming on why do we get almost identical claims before each war which then prove lies whether the bush and blair corporation as it became in the run up to the war has almost entirely lost its reputation for journalistic integrity a full inquiry must be launched into why the b.b.c. used a piece of material which was not just wrong but was falsified and falsified with
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the current us bearing our country into war that's not what the british public pays its b.b.c. license fee for so that it can be tricked into a war in a state with the british broadcasting corporation says it stands by its reports the syrian opposition denies the allegations investigates as such as robust stuart know there are many questions sent officially to the corporation remain unanswered there are also numerous such precedents both in this war and previous invasions brilliant is how a top western official called tricking the public through routine faking of atrocities and commonly ed on mainstream bulletins nightly news shows just a few cases of what happened next off the mainstream comers and did their reports shows people putting on you know fake wounds it shows that there are some guys there look there's their head wounds peace everybody you know we're doing the right
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thing we're creating fake propaganda i mean it's not even real atrocities so they're lined up there is another video shows some guy kicking his leg and with a. big blood here's a guy who wakes up from his funeral watches there are there are read up there oh wait there oh he's awake he's not even really dead. i mean this is just crazy we're goes on there is another video that was shot of a supposed massacre and. you don't see the whole thing you go to the al-jazeera footage it shows real quick clip so a guy kicking his leg he's got blood coming out turned out to be fake blood the so-called activists behind the fakes of war for the most populous source despite the never being verified and regularly disproved as fabrications to justify more nato. activist may sound like a well meaning western campaign or charity but the foreign policy journal most is just newspeak for insurgents the official source on syria casualties or what
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mainstream claims is official is impressive sounding organization the syrian observatory for human rights has exposed the five three years ago it was not an organization at all or even working in syria it's a single pro insurgent supports are living in coventry england here pictured at the foreign office of the instructions from britain's foreign minister himself in league forces ordinary syrians told the b.b.c. that tired of its lies and the insurgents there cheerleading are a tiny minority are led by foreign gangs you know that the c.b.c. could look why. you are building them very bad guy to go wherever they want to when the b.b.c. out of it. like i would say the idea. that it's going to get eighty syria is like any country some people support and i don't know if anybody who supports this you know different if you know very little people look at people maybe ten thousand
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like that but most of the people twenty one thirty million doesn't support bashar the fact that even though you have not. this legislation i have automated pro-war media is forced to result a colossal law is since intelligence chiefs revealed america's top investigative reporter saw a bush quote of bowman's cronies all making it up all the evidence actually coined so that you hold these staging the chemical attacks. the attack was not the result of the current regime the high level intelligence officer wrote in an e-mail to a colleague the guys are throwing their hands in the air and saying how can we help this guy obama when he and his cronies in the white house make up the intelligencia as they go along said a former senior intelligence official the distortion he said reminded him of the gulf of tonkin incident well that's right he wants
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a wife. a white woman for his members in the sixth fleet the silts a u.s. president was dealt a horrific foreign wall but staging a pretty female front as a victim made people love a young albanian national police in this video is attempting to escape terrorist replied philip. julie if that's her real name the celebrated face must media cool the creator of a viral video in the u.s. to help ukraine it was actually created by the state department's national in down with full democracy so most of the five washington joined jus crane's codes and moved to their way to power elite phone call with the e.u. foreign minister ashton revealed the opposition planned and executed the infamous sniper violence of kiev shooting both the police and their own supporters in the by study found a total of two hundred and fifty mainstream soltys loyd that the snipers belong to
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young a code which i'll use seven of the entire mass media even mentioned the bomb shell leak and those that did framed the report suggest you couldn't pull. to be true for the wall street journal it's a paul craig roberts calls the coverage of ukraine a new low in the history of the mainstream which is now simply will t. describes as a ministry of lies visits of reports of children homos uncovered mainstream staging demonstrations and attempts to provoke disorder he joins us great to speak to one us dollar knows the coverage has now become what's going on so the weak government the more interest the leader might be in threatening russia to look strong at home when it's obvious he's not strong enough and couldn't get reelected that's particularly true let's say the french president or prime minister cameron and the arguably president obama is not only a lame darr but. having great difficulty in putting together
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a winning coalition for the democratic party's next candidate for president when you've got political leaders you need to look stronger than you are in public opinion in the media so there's this process of misleading and. then it's community inquiry revealed cia running mainstream media in the full stop aeration known as mockingbird more than four hundred journalists and media chiefs claiming to want still big government with the exact opposite joining to most of us government crime it's home and abroad the operation continues despite agency denials comes a punch discover the cia imposing agents on phones like c.n.n. former cia exactly mark was shown a british media close to intel targets big pieces of wood and metal barricades of the b.b.c. email takes the lead in regime change operations because quote i'm
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a keep and foil and this pizza francis bopha solvents and national lawrence illinois university great to talk to you how. nation stop war media that now performs the cia's covert operations certainly have their visas saw revoked and sent home because i really don't understand why some of these countries keep. you know european journalists certainly in united states why did let them in other countries because they're just using their cars over urged to promote war and military intervention home in addition bush jr administration lifted what was supposed to be the previous call of news show that intelligence agencies were not supposed to infiltrate the media you know you have to be very careful certainly dealy words you are saw reporters were not there their intelligence agencies and ng
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active units of the military also known as war stream media shows how serious the situation now is their policies all hope for with their own view as mainstream audience is all in freefall c.n.n. and m s n b c have shit hole fit in view is shipped in the last year alone the question is how many more coups will they stage or help before they lose the public's trust give a seek truth from facts this is the source seeker. we
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be in the know. on my. ma celebrations in moscow and crimea as the putting officially becomes part of russia also in this week's top stories for you. the old policy of containing russia is still in place it's. the president sounded west and bias. but there will be a cost attached to. the two us and europe imposed visa bans and asset freezes on russian officials over the ukraine crisis. meanwhile it's pain and anger boils over into clashes with police over night after thousands of demonstrators marched on the capital money trade and protests against spending cuts and a rampant.

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