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an american professor receives death threats over a facebook post promising a campus lockdown and the latest example of racial tensions boiling over and he left. class with fewer than a hundred days to go before she finds a general election chancellor angela merkel publishes her personal a tizzy of all things german. and some of us intelligence is best minds gets tired after it's revealed they hyped vending machines to steal snacks we report on how a love of junk food could ruin your career.
goals hello and good morning to you you're watching r.t. international with me becky aaron thank you for joining us this hour or racial tension in the u.s. has been aggravated by yet another scandal a university professor from collecting received death threats after a controversial facebook post after which he fled campus and issued a public apology well in his post the professor called quote to put an end to the vectors of destructive mythology of whiteness and white supremacist system he made it while commenting on the shooting of a republican congressman last week the storm of anger was so intense that the college will for a tease temporarily shut down the campus. the latest figures show that hate crime in america is guy rocketing and at least six big u.s. cities this type of crime clocked up
a double digit increase over last year on the scale of more pain looks now at how racial tension is dividing american society. reports of hate crimes have been surging across the u.s. headlines in recent months. the rise of racially motivated attacks has been a trend in the united states senate the two thousand and sixteen presidential election new york city has seen a twenty four percent rise in hate crimes with twenty percent across the state cincinnati ohio has seen an increase of thirty eight percent while chicago has seen twenty percent and all of this comes as both the press and politicians have reveled in a race when it comes to picking a president ninety percent of the black vote is ninety percent over what black vote trump has stood up in front of largely white audiences and described black
communities in such insulting and ignorant terms i love the signs behind me blacks for trump i like those side one thing he does know is how to get angry white men to vote for him president obama over the weekend delivering a roll ring and deeply personal appeal to black voters at times it seemed like the election was just all about race we heard about minorities who felt threatened by trial and angry white men who voted for him but if you look for such a narrative elsewhere you'd struggle france italy in the netherlands for example don't allow any collecting of statistics based on race or religion and it doesn't play any role in politics so are they right and america wrong we decided to ask people's opinions on the street i think it's a great thing to get but statistics on what people think about in like the different countries that way you can know what type of palaces need to be developed i think they're stirring people up to foot one against the other and i believe that . assuming someone's economic or social or political standings based on their race
is definitely. wrong i think it it opens up a. dialogues people start talking about what some of those issues might be to have some data down allies so you should get elected to sticks or ethnic or religious affiliations has always been used as a kind of path to power in the united states in terms of politics public in the democratic party really capitalize on divisions of all sorts and they use this as a wedge to drive. whatever the arguments or whatever the political agenda is. to really actively looking for that wedge issue in order to somehow stick to really to steer the public away from the really common issues which are affecting all aspects of society as with any controversy related to race it's quite apparent that americans don't see eye to eye. party new york. with fewer
than a hundred days to go before the general election in germany america has described the country using woods's dancing with the letters from a to z. well in her post no a.b.c. have the woods in this fit which means states army and german and boats have brought sandwich and is made in germany plus muslims stuns the partner of the e.u. and nato along with the german for mushroom hunting s. is security for israel but also toys right away while lottie's pays all of us funds out where the people in said her definition of germany. i'm going to merkel is set out a list of words that the chancellor believes it to mice is german this so if you know your article i of the german constitution from your care to him your order from
your valise allayed then your props on the same page as angular merkel but we came out onto the streets of berlin and right in front of the bundestag to ask people here what words they associate with germany if i say germany to you what all the five words you associate with germany the five. but rushed. out. favorites it's me who did it to close on time. and. i also think perfect with germany for me to neighbors filmmaking didn't understand mrs merkel the parliament the chancellor rhee the motorway that's also very good in germany still it's leash . pride order punctuality those are only three but those are the most important
things we also asked them exactly what they thought of a glimmer cols least this is part of this there's of involved oh yeah there's broad it's not bad it's all the volunteer fire department is good freedom of the press sports clubs. broadband but out west it's ok but no car you want to get torch and we are proud nation but we don't identify ourselves with the german army the federal union democracy but we do identify ourselves with the rest of the words. ok in german army is ok sport for the handicapped ok tough questions are we ready to face them muslims are welcome as long as they stepped us the freedom of the press i am really one thousand percent for that matter what happened partners in the e.u. and nato yes tory trains those are wonderful ultimately this is a list of what angle merkel thinks makes germany great and it comes out three
months before there's an election here and which german voters will decide whether they want to keep her as their leader angle or merkel's determined to show that german values a tie did with her own peter all of belin. we spoke to reign of wealth the geo political analyst he seems to think that list is more about electioneering than about germany i think because he's quite self-confident and glamour three terms and she thinks germany is just hers so she interprets what germany is all about and some of the things are obviously also really felt like german by germans. in some of the definitions i can clearly see that she is in election campaign and she wants to familiarize citizens with her own thoughts and interpretations of germany. and inspired by the german chancellor as a.b.c.
of all things german we decided to come up with our own alphabets of all things merkel and. bring in my friends is not acceptable. i'm going to say thank you thank you for a good week or do you wait and intensify the operation of. the u.k. has been hit by a space of terror attacks over the last few months he's going underground got reaction from a security expert who advised the former british prime minister gordon brown has
some of what admiral lord west had to say. i don't think it is the right way of combating it doesn't mean you don't need some policeman with weapons doesn't need you need some sort of surveillance but i think doing that all man says i see what you don't want it means that all of these various terrorists or various persuasions of one if we call that sort of society and i certainly don't want to live in a country like that one of the things i love about this country is that most of the policemen don't carry weapons but it's very unusual. qatar has lashed out at fellow gold states after they presented doha which they accuse of sponsoring terrorism with a list of demands the countries recently cut diplomatic to and trade ties with the shakedown and say the demands must be met if well ations are to be restored along middle east correspondent paula is clear has more time has been presented with
a list of demands from saudi arabia the united arab emirates but wade and egypt for nations that earlier cut or trade and diplomatic ties with the country now this came after the u.s. state department questioned the motives of the gulf states now that it's been more than two weeks since the embargo started we are mystified that the gulf states have not released to the public nor to the qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward. the more the time goes by the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by saudi arabia and the u.a.e. at this point we are left with one simple question were the actions really about their concerns regarding cutters alleged support for terrorism or they about the long simmering grievances between and among the g.c.c. countries now the next day the us secretary of state breaks to listen issued a statement saying that a list of such demands has been prepared he added that he hoped that the demands
would be reasonable and actionable saying that we understand that this list is being prepared it's being coordinated by the saudis the iraq tease each option is and the bahrainis and we hope that it will be presented to qatar with and will be treated as reasonable and actionable now the list includes thirteen demands in total here are some of them first and foremost to curb all diplomatic ties with iran the listed trade and commerce with iran that complies with the u.s. and international sanctions will be permitted now the two states share the biggest natural gas field so that could be a problem as well it calls on shutting down al-jazeera and all qatar funded news outlets to terminate to military presence in qatar to any joint military cooperation with turkey that is taking place inside of qatar the list says that there needs to be agreement to all demands within ten days or the list becomes
invalid now the document does not specify what the countries will do if qatar refuses to comply so of course it remains to be seen whether qatar will view these demands as either reasonable or actionable meanwhile the white house has weighed in on the spot calling it a family affair the the full states should resolve by themselves. well of the list appeared in the press the foreign minister. of leaking it tape branded it either an attempt to undermine talks or just callous policy there's also been reaction from those mentioned in the demands that al-jazeera lamda call for the closure as an attack on the freedom of expression while turkey set an order to withdraw its military presence from cancer equates to meddling in other countries relations with the turkish base in qatar is a guarantor of security in the gulf and demands for its closure represented
interference in its ties with. political commentators saeed must of course chesham the thinks they dull states are doing their best to strip cancer of influence they have raise some maximum demands in order to empty the hands of. the merits and winning races that it had that maybe. we wait like its ties with the muslim brotherhood like its ties strong ties with hamas gave him a say in the middle east peace in the palestinian these really also use the strong ties with iran that made it a player a good actor in the region that could play both ways also. they care a lot for al-jazeera network and they know how strong and powerful it is in promoting cathars views so they have raised all these demands in order to empty the
hands of the hall from the willing ace's that it had and made a powerful actor on the southern rooms of the person goals. the pentagon's name pakistan as the main external reason for instability in afghanistan . the exploitation of ungoverned sanctuaries outside of afghanistan by terrorists and afghan insurgents is the single greatest external factor that could cause failure of the coalition campaign the u.s. is now planning to increase drone strikes targeting militants in pakistan islamabad has condensed in the calling it a violation of sovereignty u.s. officials gave different reasons why the afghan campaign wasn't going to plan iran is reportedly arming and funding the taliban corruption is a huge challenge and afghanistan that russia is now meddling in afghanistan it's very difficult to succeed on the battlefield when your enemy enjoys external
support and safe haven we had the. overt legitimacy led to the taliban by the russians the problem that the us has in trying to carry out the occupation and subdue the population and i mean the real answer here is the u.s. has to get out of afghanistan they claim that they would have resolved everything and they would have won the war if only it wasn't for pakistan or only or if it only wasn't for something else but there are always looking because they aren't able to succeed the. problem that they have in a war that has lasted longer than any other u.s. war in history almost sixteen years now is the fact that the people do not wish to accept the patient. america's attempt to settle the afghan crisis has seen several surprising methods being used in the past. we're not in afghanistan right now.
going for. the buck no on a cruise to the shall see thank you. pentagon paid six million dollars to mail a tire you can go because the a bomb in color now the pentagon doesn't even know where they go so that might have been eat. any justification for twenty million dollars of the afghan firewood when my auditor's ask for documentation of we're basically told quote unquote we don't have the records we just spend the money. when you come off of this short break.
fray instead of trying to pull the strings from a distance. hello welcome back your love of junk food could cost you your job at least if you push it too far that's the lesson to be learned from a recent scandal that's rocked the cia. explain. big new cia contractors gooden still snacks without getting caught the contractors were working for the cia developed a special payment method to steal thirty thousand more for a vending machine junk food and were doing it for about six months until they got busted all in the scheme was quite elaborate going to eat the classified office of the inspector general report they unplug the machines from the net and use special blank prepaid cards to retrieve the snacks for free wow so
and the funny thing here is once the perpetrators were caught gave their badges in and were taken to jail the department of justice was not hungry enough for justice and did not press charges perhaps feeling sympathy for starving staff middle class until go r.t. . all the construction of one of the two take a shit story stream pipeline leg says and it is deep sea states with the pipes now being installed on the seabed the project aims to connect russia and turkey with the pipeline pumping russian natural gas across the black sea ice easily at the trunk i was on board the gigantic construction vessel.
i hear there is this. truck going up and just say there's no way. anything that happens with spirit gets controlled and this. feeds the full force of the vehicle or the welding of the pipe that's a steering wheel if you like nothing like the regular device let's see if we can talk to the captain or the story to give us a little bit of inside of was going to. pull the tool system off the vessel prejudice here definitely the little mr big so we need to know what's going on at all the places that you see yeah. that's a position to see where you are off position exactly zero point zero meters how
exclusive is this machine nothing there's nothing that can be compared with the capacity and the capability of the vessel. which is also defined by the people. over there you can see the pipe that's how they're stored before they are sent into the welding factory and right now i'm going to show you what happens to them right after they come out of there the pipes go straight under the water and at one point they will get as deep as two point two kilometers below sea level. natural gas delivery as efficient as it gets any green concerns well engineers claim pipelines like this cause no harm to the environment let's hope we can count on that and all the technology that rocks.
what politicians do sometimes. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want. to try to be for us this is what them before three of them can't be good. i'm interested always in the water. social environment. chemical discoveries over the last century made every day life easier but at what cost this is syria is exceptionally sick. no wonder it's. says since the years old industrial
giants reap the benefit ignoring the caused by chemical production. as if these people are just experimental animals. the toxic environment continues to poison lives and we found these astronomically high levels of dioxin levels that my staff think maybe some of the highest levels ever in the united states for almost thirty years this very serious problem had not actually been addressed what will that investigation into the chemical industry secrets revealed .