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coming up on our team the u.s. and russia's partial ceasefire agreement in syria has begun the very latest and what's next for the war torn country coming up. prime minister declares a quote total victory in mosul over the self-proclaimed islamic state after iraqi forces take full control of the city and then arms k.k.k. rally against the removal of a confederate statue in charlottesville virginia over the weekend we have a full report from the ground. good evening it's monday july tenth five pm in washington d.c.
i'm on your parm pill you're watching our team america we begin this evening as the negotiated cease fire in southwest syria went to effect sunday just ahead of the new peace talks resuming in geneva today all prior attempts for a cease fire in the area's war zone have failed however as artie's natasha's swede explains the agreement between a president donald trump and russian president vladimir putin at twenty last week may lead to new beginnings now that's right on an international cease fire across three provinces in southwest syria into effect noon local time as you mentioned and according to the syrian observatory for human rights there has been only sporadic activity of violence but not enough to hinder the cease fire in place the agreement was brokered by the u.s. and russia after president trump and president vladimir putin met for some two hours at the g. twenty summit in germany last week and according to secretary of state rex tillerson who also sat in on the meeting. this ceasefire is
a person occasion of the u.s. and russia being able to work together in syria. it's very easy decision we're going to be very serious that we can continue to work together to deescalate the areas it was once we did see the ice sheet. more he did it towards a political issue. well trump tweeted about the deal saying the syrian cease fire seems to be holding many lives can be saved came out of meeting good so it appears the president is pleased with the outcome of his conversation with president putin and it seems as though the feeling is mutual russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov also in last week's meeting said russia will continue to cooperate with the u.s. on to guess collation zones in syria however a lot of stress the ceasefire still needs to be consolidated and monitoring center in the capital overseeing the truce in syria will work directly with the syrian opposition and the government in damascus the syrian observatory for human rights
reports that more than three hundred twenty thousand people have been killed in syria and the conflict began in march of two thousand and eleven in washington and just weeks our team. for more on this agreement let's bring in brian becker national coordinator for the antiwar answer coalition and brian this is not the first time we've seen a cease fire in syria in fact this week cooperation with russia seems to be a slight continuation of obama era policy to you know negotiate some sort of end to the hostilities in syria what caused previous agreements to fall apart and are you confident in this one not confident no reason to be confident perhaps hopeful the last cease fire and why a collapse is extremely instructive the agreement was signed september twelfth that's ten months ago john kerry who was then secretary of state for president obama had done a lot of preparations again after geneva talks the austin and talks in kazakhstan from which the united states was not really
a major player but was there as an observer so there was an agreement on september twelfth what happened five days later the pentagon which obviously did not agree with the ceasefire in the secretary of defense ash carter said as much he lost the debate within the cabinet the obama cabinet the uniform section of the pentagon also disagreed with this ceasefire what did they do they bombed syrian arab army fixed positions in other words not fluid it wasn't coming back and forth battling a islamic state battling the islamic state and they killed sixty two as soldiers and then the syrian government said guess what this this agreement is over because the united states is not an honest player here so the question is now ten months later trump and his secretary of state tillerson taking the place of kerry have said yes let's start the process again with a cease fire in the southwest part of syria it seems to be holding but what will the pentagon do does try at this point in tillerson represent the dominant view of
the consensus view within the pentagon that's what we have to wait and see a major problem i can foresee brian is that while trump entail or it's the end it's clear seem to favor diplomacy. with respect to the middle east and russia. in the middle east and especially in syria trump has left the chessboard in the hands of the military and they've been escalating hostilities with syrian allied forces in recent weeks indeed i mean you can see even from some of the media reports president trump called the pentagon to find out about the shoot down of a syrian air force plane the shoot down of syrian drones the attack on other syrian our arab army fixed positions and another words once trying gave a blank check to madison the pentagon and said you guys know best about how to conduct wars i'm giving you the largest the go ahead then he finds out later well if you give the pentagon a blank check their interest really isn't a peace process or a peace deal in syria it's to take more and more territory within syria as
a zone of influence for the united states or perhaps to have perpetual war because war is of course good business what do you make national security adviser mcmasters absence from friday's thumb have charged this means nobody reliable from the u.s. that group was present in the meeting however last time trump met with high level russian officials and included mcmaster contents of his meeting in the discussion were actually leaked to the press to the washington post you know indeed again half of the cabinet not half but a significant section of the trump administration i made up of pentagon generals mcmaster took the place of flynn also in general and again if the pentagon feels that they have a blank check and i do really believe they feel that they can do almost anything then we don't know and of course does make masters absence means that the pentagon's not on board again we don't really know there could be one part of a pentagon strategy towards syria which is to intervene with some limited cease
fire agreements like the one in southwest syria again signed by russia iran russia united states in jordan not syria. as a precursor to a larger intervention elsewhere in syria again i think the pentagon really believes that they are going to be or to stay in syria perhaps still the goal will be regime change ultimately against the assad government but minimally to have a zone of influence within so why would they believe anything else if you know we've been at official and at war in afghanistan for years now we still have troops there it seems the military just gets to stay wherever it wants but twitter and the mainstream media have framed friday's meeting between trump and kootenai as a victory for the russian president saying he quote whine is that a mature way to view international diplomacy and how much do you think that reaction comes from the media's inability to accept the u.s. as an empire was largely checkmated in syria indeed and i think the criticisms of
trump i mean trump is doing here presumably as we've just talked about the same thing that obama and kerry seemed to be doing in september two thousand and sixteen . obama was not lambasted for trying to come up with an end to the syrian war what we have here is a conflation of foreign policy with internal domestic politics and of course you saw this weekend the big story should have been a ceasefire in southwest syria but what is the big story in the mainstream media donald trump jr met with some russian lawyer a year and a half ago like ok that might be an interesting story i don't think so actually but nonetheless the big story which is the possible into a war that's taken a half a million lives could possibly be coming to an end in other words a light at the end of this terrible tunnel and yet that becomes a non-story so again i don't think the mainstream media which is functioning is an echo chamber in large part for the in the military industrial complex actually cares that much about war or peace in syria as much as playing out in syria in
internal domestic political contest we're entering a phase in the war where many think it looks like assad has been victorious he's been made. to reclaim many parts of the country and now are thankfully left with a province controlled by a city controlled by isis in a province governed by al qaeda and how he even begins to deal with that especially once the question comes up seems to be unclear are we looking at a situation where syria may come back partially as a country we once knew it to be but you know areas like it'll it's going to get rid of bust al qaeda fighters there the war could end with a military victory or it could and with a negotiated settlement there are different ways to end wars not kind of a likely one agree to any sort of what they can be defeated as well militarily in other words the syrian government could win another words of foreign powers actually love syria at this point the syrian arab army is strong enough that it
could we take all of syrian territory the pentagon if you look carefully at what they're saying they're criticizing assad for wanting to retake syrian territory i mean this is the sovereign government in damascus it's seated at the u.n. and they condemn the syrian government for aggression when it wants to take for instance was years under the control of it look under the control. and take it back under the sovereign control of syria itself another words of the assad government is being condemned for doing what any sovereign government would want to do which is to clear its territory from foreign backed terrorists and reclaim complete control over its own territory the goal of ousting assad unsuccessful at least that was the declared goal of the united states for a long time looking at the current global severe global international diplomacy i would say it's reminding me a little bit at least now i mean there's a situation for in north korea to where the u.s. in the media have been very aggressive and militaristic with their goals and their
talk toward the country but we've seen russia and china step in and say well look we have a say here too and the u.s. empire can't really get the regime change in escalation. it wants all over the world is that a trend we're seeing oh absolutely you see a very strong and growing trajectory of limitation of the empires influence and military control it was a fantasy after the collapse of the soviet union that the us could become immune to polar power based on its military power alone that was the strategy that drove us intervention in afghanistan in iraq again in libya now in syria they don't work it does create it is successful in creating an ocean of human misery and suffering and fragmenting previously unitary countries but the us does not significantly create proxy or puppet governments in these areas a rock libya syria i would say the whole policy is a colossal catastrophe again mainly for the people but for us military empire based
objectives also a failure brian backer always to get your analysis thanks so much thank you. after last weekend's g. twenty summit there was some optimism over the deals u.s. president donald trump struck with his russian counterpart president vladimir putin but now trump may be facing opposition from very high level aides and officials within his own administration artie's jacqueline vogel explains while terms time at the g twenty summit was of course wirelessly widely picked apart and attacked on all fronts in particular his meeting with president putin and now we're seeing those hits pay off according to a recent tweet trump is backtracking on a cyber security agreement he discussed with his russian counterpart but the idea of such a joint effort was widely criticized here at home on the basis of russia's alleged hacking activities former u.s. defense secretary carter even thought he could see an old soviet ruse behind the
leader's proposal he did to the russians pulled out the old playbook i've seen all this going back to russian so days when confronted with something they've done wrong and ask for u.s. intelligence trick in the same light a former state department spokesperson said in an article that trump had fallen into putin's trap and has lost the ability to fight back in the future something she says was fully expected and when it comes to allegations against russia we continue to see mixed messages coming from within the trump ministration the u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley has claimed that everybody knows russia meddled in the u.s. presidential election appearing to contradict donald trump's view that no one is sure i think it was russia but i think it was probably other people do or countries and i think she nothing wrong with that statement nobody really knows nobody really knows for sure everybody knows that russia meddled in our elections everybody knows
that they're not just meddling in the united states elections they're doing this across multiple continents and they're doing this in a way that they're trying to call. chaos within the countries so reflecting on last weekend's g. twenty summit the u.s. president tweeted that after brokering a significant deal on syria it's time to move forward and work with russia but with opposing views in his own team and constant criticism it's unclear if optimism over contacts with russia can last very long. as anyone following last week's news in homburg knows the global leaders had a difficult time navigating the city that's because tens of thousands of anti capitalist demonstrators disrupted the international bankers and heads of state to take a stand against the monopolies and exploitation of labor and the environment the annual gathering represents german police attacked the protesters with water cannons and detained hundreds on friday it was reported first lady maloney a trump was even trapped inside her hotel after it was swarmed by anticapitalist
crowds it was a rough couple of days for the ruling class attending the group of twenty meeting which announced plans to hold the twenty twenty summit of twenty in saudi arabia as one twitter user was quick to point out that's one way to avoid a massive resistance in the streets. since the conflict in yemen began saudi arabia has spent more than three billion pounds on arms most of that going on warplanes helicopters and drones and sales will now continue to come from the u.k. according to a recent high court ruling the suit which was brought by the campaign against arms trade or had said the u.k. weapons were being used to kill civilians in yemen ironically the gulf marcie how now has twice as many british made war planes then the u.k. has royal air force the trade deals have been condemned to several times in british parliament. speaker thousands of civilians have been killed in yemen including
a large number of the air force on the. user. british bill claims pilots who were trained by british instructors we have to put political pressure on the saudis this is being presented against saudi arabia against the people of yemen what's. going beach no wonder the countries in poverty other who are allowing these people to get away with it so far we do not believe the has been a clear risk of breach of international humanitarian law what matters is the strength of our relationship with saudi arabia on issues like dealing with terrorism on counterterrorism issues according to amnesty international more than thirteen thousand civilians have been killed and injured since the beginning of the war catcalled the court's decision at potentially quote deadly blow many civilians are boyko spoke with one of the activists behind
a legal challenge what's your response to the ruling and also what's the next step now how is the we're very disappointed or very disappointed on the behalf of the people of yemen where you know saudi the saudi forces to be flying you came a planes every job in the u.k. many forms and that's led to a country where seven million people or on the edge of starvation where there's a lot about how bright they know the saudis be from a hundred people killed every bomb or stuff you know from in hospitals every declaring his. city's a military target so we're very disappointed with very angry will be appealing the opinion the judgment and you know i've been for bears oh no for the last says is by clear is as if there's a clear risk of serious violations of international humanitarian law and those are . country and you know from what i can see him for what the vast majority of the british public can see as it very clear is that these violations that these weapons have been used to violate international humanitarian law you know the arms industry has a big lobbying budget very effectively there's also the revolving door between the
government and the arms industry you know you've got top top civil servants in the end i say. that is go talk because in the military the ministers of defense so for getting jobs in the arms industry once i retire and that kind of pride you arms industry our whole idea of in the government is what we're fighting against the world war needs to end if we have to get out of africa foreign policy. meanwhile iraq's prime minister returned to mosul to declare a quote total victory over the self-proclaimed islamic state the spite some reported ongoing clashes between iraqi forces and militants in a limited area of the city today this comes just one day after he visited the city to announce their victory over the so-called islamic state self declared caliphate he also congratulated troops on their success retaking iraq's second largest city his visit was accompanied by celebrations throughout the city including among iraqi soldiers and police forces iraqi forces backed by u.s. have u.s.
led airstrikes have been battling to retake mosul since october of last year before proclaiming their caliphate so-called islamic state militants seized the city in two thousand and fourteen despite recent gains in the city the united nations says a major humanitarian crisis still persists in the region the battle mosul has killed thousands and displaced over eight hundred ninety seven thousand people the islamic state formed in iraq following the u.s. invasion and removal of saddam hussein in two thousand and three when al qaeda found haven in the country with some members of entropy breaking off in order to launch this. coming up on r t a major k.k.k. rally in virginia is met with angry counter demonstrators we've got the full story on the ground right after this short break i. don't.
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welcome back to our team america over the weekend in chicago forty one people reportedly shot and three killed in gun violence the weekend's first homicide occurred just before midnight on saturday after an argument escalated at a gas station in a crime stricken angle when a neighborhood sunday morning a man was killed in a confrontation with chicago police after a swat team was called to him. apartment on the northwest side of the city police say they were responding to a hostage situation the man was pronounced dead after reportedly being fired upon by five officers and just before eight pm sunday a thirty four year old man was reportedly killed in a drive by shooting the violence comes on the heels of a bloody fourth of july weekend where more than one hundred people were shot and fourteen killed in the city staying in chicago three place officers pled not guilty to conspiracy charges in the quantum mcdonald case this morning officers josephs walsh david marsh and thomas gaffney appeared in court for the first time since
being indicted on charges of the twenty four thousand shooting death of the seventeen year old the indictment alleges the officers lied when they claimed mcdonald swung a knife while trying to stand up all this after he was reportedly shot by officer jason van dyke vandyke has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder a year after the incident dash cam video was released revealing macdonald had been walking away when he was shot with his back turned all three officers were freed by the judge but could face prison time if convicted. big coup klux klan held a rally in charlottesville virginia protesting against the removal of a robert statue the statue of a confederate general which for many it stands as a symbol of state sponsored and sanctioned racism virginia is an open carry state of the k.k.k. came armed and advised the public they would defend themselves against any threat charlottesville authorities asked residents to stay home in order to avoid any
violent confrontations with the k.k.k. but our very own ashley bang was their plan from the loyal white knights located in pelham north carolina or here in charlottesville virginia protesting against the removal of the robert e. lee statue now they're arguing that of that statue is removed and it's removing white history however counter protesters are saying that the statue needs to be removed because it stands on white supremacy and it has no place in this city called in february the city council in charlottesville voted three to two to remove the robert e. lee statue for many of the statue represents america's dark past with the racism a part of the vote was also to rename the park where the statue was located once coley park it's been renamed emancipation park area where many gathered to voice their support of the removal of the statue while others took pictures in front of it displeased with the city count his boot i don't live in charlottesville but my
kids live too close to here for this to be going on this is not acceptable in two thousand and seventeen. the k.k.k. were granted a park permit to hold their rally for an hour just as park just two blocks from the mancipation park giving speeches intended for the protesters. after arriving in our late to their own rally you protesters drowned out their voices forcing them to leave after a mere thirty minutes authorities and city officials advised people to stay away from the klan and stay at home however three hundred to four hundred protesters showed up saying you can't hide from racism you need to confront the klan head on to the shrub has been elected. on all levels of this from this group to that group to all around the country. they're trying to. pull back the clock on white supremacy and esther's all racism the white people have voted for trap all that stuff to come back there's a real threat. before the rally began officers equipped with the riot gear moved in
slamming some protesters to the ground and then arrested four of them. about not. many protesters were discussed it with the site that it appeared law enforcement was protecting the klan given their violent history against black americans how did they protect that how do we have how do they have the right to go have hate speech in the middle of the freaking crowd they have that right they don't it's not ok hate speech is not free speech it's not just going no word about it being like me who understand if and when you understand these people is that live. for me. that that made. sense to charlottesville police officers made a secure path as they have scored at the klan and to the rally the officer stood facing protesters while klan members attempted to give speeches using one microphone and a speaker protesters called the klan terrorists and yelled at all the search for protecting the group we saw today that there's
a huge mobilization for people who are really concerned about white supremacy who know that white supremacy is deeply rooted in charlottesville and that we are saying that we will protect each other protesters believe in order to start the process of removing white supremacy in charlottesville the statue and statues like it need to be removed by airing a scheduled for this november if the city of charlottesville decides that it wants to remove it the robert e. lee statue then it will either be sold to an educational institution a museum or nonprofit organization and nationally banks in charlottesville virginia are t.v. . to california where wildfires forced nearly eight thousand residents to flee over the weekend record high temperatures fueled dozens of fires across the state from sacramento to santa barbara firefighters now race to contain the flames as the heat wave continues to santos has the details from los angeles rashida what is the
latest you can share with us on these fires burning across southern california. on you right now there are two wildfires burning on different ends of santa barbara county now on the north end we have the alamo fire which since thursday has burned over twenty eight thousand acres near twichell reservoir off highway one sixty six and this is east of santa maria and currently the fire stands at fifteen percent containment with over sixteen hundred personnel involved crews put fire on the ground ahead of the main fire as part of their firefighting efforts a spokesperson says this is a safe and efficient method stating quote it's easier to bring that fire to us versus having to go in there and put those containment lines in place where it's difficult to reach and difficult to access to the south the fire is currently burning in the los padres national forest this is the whittier fire which began on saturday afternoon since then over ten thousand acres have burned and firefighters say that as of this morning it stands at only five percent contained with over
seven hundred personnel fighting the flames now this fire jumped across highway one fifty four burning down several structures so mandatory evacuations have been implemented in the lake area and so far over thirty five hundred people have had to evacuate throughout santa barbara county several evacuation centers have been set for those who have had to flee and an investigation is still pending as to the causes of both of these fires today temperatures have cooled off in santa barbara and there is a small chance of rain however high temperatures are expected to continue throughout the rest of california for the remainder of the week and with fifteen fires currently blazing throughout the state fire crews are spread incredibly thin and local residents are being asked to prepare for the worst anya all right are just on toast in los angeles for us thanks a lot. coming up on r. and t. the new york times correct the record unfortunately for readers it's over three years too late that story and more coming up in two minutes. there's
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welcome back to our team america the meltdown in the mainstream media continues following several weeks of retractions scandals and resignations now one of them s.n.b. thiis leading anchors rachel maddow claims that she received a foraged n.s.a. document which she believes was sent on purpose to discredit news organizations the problem is that now there are even more questions about other reports and sources that she's relied on in the past artie's alexy are shifty reports last thursday m s n b c's rachel maddow decided to drop another scoop on her audience a few weeks ago we got a new document through that channel and at first glance it was just unbelievably red hot. it's very hard to check this stuff out classification wise it is
logistically just very difficult to deal with very very sensitive but in terms of the political implications of this document that we are given its contacts. politically this thing is so sensitive it takes all the air out of the room and all of the nearby rooms as well. we believe now that the real story we have stumbled upon here is that somebody out there is shopping carefully forged documents to try to discredit news agencies reporting on the russian attack on our election maddow went on to say that this was a warning to other news organizations that this document was impossible to verify and that someone is faking n.s.a. documents to discredit the media she also mentioned she had received a document around the time the intercept news published their russia drum story the one based on the leak from the agency which got reality when arrested and charged which led to intercepts editor in chief glenn greenwald to believe that since
maddow received her document a couple of days after his out that published a leaked memo anyone could have forged it even the time stamps on those two documents received by the intercept and maddow was the same down to a second one has to say well done rachel maddow for exposing a fake document not falling into this trap and alerting others indeed but here's the thing this is rachel maddow we're talking about who has been consistently pushing bizarre theories often relying on shady evidence including that infamous trauma dossier which couldn't even get spelling of the names right or we've got some incredible intel about what russia's going to do next because we've got a spot high up in the russian government was secretly fed up that and fed us that information it's important to know how his name is spelt because if you don't spell his name right that creates a little bit of a google problem around the story because when this guy when this guy the head of the economic section at the russian embassy in washington d.c.
when he. turned up in that sketchy uncorroborated dossier of alleged russian dirt on donald trump his name was misspelled in the dossier they flopped a couple of the vowels around so he was spelled who lived in instead of kalugin evidence that we're getting evidence that we've got a direct russian government connections with the trump campaign this latest development where the matter what happens i made a genuine firestorm within the mainstream media establishment retractions lawsuits resignations and poisonous means when the latest swiss new york times was forced into a belated correction on one of the articles from a week before suggesting that iran was behind the nine eleven attacks the piece remained unchanged for a whole week but once the correction landed not only had referred to the new publication but also corrected the one from four years ago so no one genuinely has to wonder what else shall we see in the next installment of the media meltdown
series. reporting from washington d.c. for his a reaction to the retraction let's bring in legal and media analyst lionel lionel media all right how significant lionel you know just accusing iran of being behind nine eleven and then a couple years later retracting it well their reaction to their retraction by the way may i append my colleague your class a bit about rachel maddow remember the big march of this year the big tax returns she had of donald trump. i don't actually know i had to have. a great moment to leinil and we had these five i had like twenty minutes of buildup these are what the x. returns could show us they would show us donald trump collusion with russia now here's what they show us not much. you tried doing that you try stalling padding your show for twenty minutes i guarantee you you'd get that hook so factors that i
knew what are you doing now i want to keep talking about this thing that i've got now let's go back to let's talk about the saran thing first of all you know and i know nine eleven. third rail cult i mean that is a religion you better be very careful when you talk about it and if you do you you better be real careful if you dare dare to imply anything aside from the official story and he question anything if you question any anxiety. xcept air ran no problem for three years i'd say this this is so. ugly there was a reporter from that new york times the of pressure of paper of record ever for three years nobody bothered to read that complaint that said a building that was taken that was seized was part of iran be
a part or a an actor or or participant in nine eleven but him being a part of this collective smear of. whatever evil it was because they supported hezbollah it was specifically stated all you had to do anya get this was to read the complaint three years ago just read it it never said that iran had anything to do was a participant was an actor was behind the seeds conspired nothing never mention it and for three years you know what maybe that's why they have to get rid of eight floors of the new york times building maybe that's why they're folding maybe that's why they have to lay off these poor copy editors and fact if they had copy editors you wouldn't have this and in the first place well we're seeing and i submit to you
right now that we need something called journalistic malpractise professional negligence like for example a doctor who leaves a sponge in you and the theory behind it is that when you hold yourself anya out to be a super duper special journalist and expert kind of like the new york times does you should be held to the highest of standards here right there the by your own picayune and after all the paper of record lionel but my question for you my issue looking at the story now and getting your reactions to the retractions is. once you put a story like that out and it is there for years or months or weeks right who read the retraction lionel. but also how do you we have a trial law there's a does that expression how do you unring the bell you know when somebody says of the court and judge is objectionable i would draw their statement i would draw it
they heard it you can ring the bell so for three years people believing this the new york times thought that iran was somehow a coconspirator to nine eleven but here's the thing on it this is not sacred knows or or well maybe it is but it's not it's not bias it's not it's not it's wrong it's it's sloppy it's professional journalistic negligence to read it's like getting the neighbor wrong of the person involved in that so the basic barebones journalism read the complaint and also you've got three years to build to go back and say let me let me check this was all of the levels of editors and middle led a super duper editors a copy editor nobody no interned no dean baquet nobody said hey you're making a big mistake here this is this is just almost criminal in terms of the degree of the negligence here it's horrible and no wonder they're feeling considering
reporting and the new york times and other places have taken us to war in the past it certainly is a very big deal lionel lionel media thanks so much thank you one of them as well as most prominent opposition leaders has been granted house arrest after serving more than three years behind bars forty six year old leopoldo lopez will serve out the rest of his fourteen year sentence from home after the country's supreme court issued a humanitarian measure for the transfer artie's a marine important brings us the details. venezuelan opposition leader leopoldo lopez returned home on saturday to the cheers of supporters crowded around his property in caracas venezuela and supreme court said in a statement that it had granted lopez the humanitarian measures for health reasons and serious signs of irregularities in the handling of his case but provided no additional specifications no since may conflicting reports alleging lopez was on
his deathbed have incited protests and vigils outside his prison the false news eventually prompted a proof of life video showing the activist is indeed alive over the weekend lopez was seen climbing onto his family's balcony and fence weaving to his supporters while clutching the venezuelan flag the forty six year old former caracas area mayor made international headlines in twenty fourteen when he called for planned and promoted violent street blockades in venezuela the blockades turned deadly killing at least forty three people while dozens more were left injured he was sentenced to nearly fourteen years in military prison for inciting violence during anti-government protests now while lopez has often been celebrated in the u.s. press as venezuelans revolutionary cv or others have questioned his sincerity and motives for fighting to overthrow the democratically elected to the ministration in caracas the us educated opposition leader graduated from harvard university before
returning to his country in one thousand nine hundred six to work as an analyst for then semi state owned oil company p d v a years later lopez was suspended from the job after an investigation concluded he stole money and trafficked influences to his popular will political party the celebrated political prisoner reportedly participated in the two thousand and two attempted coup against former president chavez he was allegedly also caught on video illegally detaining then minister of interior. during the failed ouster lopez denied all accusations his transfer from a military prison to home arrest has fueled hopes for a broader amnesty for dozens of jailed activists as the country slides even deeper into political turmoil on sunday anti-government protests in venezuela hit the symbolic mark of one hundred days with a grim record of at least ninety two dead and more than fifteen hundred people injured lopez's popular well party has boycotted the dialogue process aimed at
smoothing tensions between the government of nicolas maduro and the opposition the group has reportedly also called for citizens to boycott the upcoming national constituent assembly aimed at restoring peace in venezuela reporting from miami marina r.t. . coming up on our new york's of summer of the hell has begun why is it called that and how made affect your commute that's coming up next fainted. with hope to change to. put themselves in the water to begin with. so when you're the first. to go and. see what. you think you. are being too stupid.
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for decades the american middle class has been railroaded by washington politics i'll make sure you don't get railroaded you'll get the straight talk in the break. if. you're. welcome back to our t.v. america it is monday and what's worse than starting off the week with transportation delays on your way to work well thousands of commuters will be faced with a lot of that in coming months since penn station is undergoing some major repairs
until the end of august artie's try to chavez is a new york. two months of trying to laze began this morning penn station is finally undergoing some much needed repairs but new york governor andrew cuomo says that this will be the summer of help and thousands of travelers may be forced to find a different commute this could have been avoided if they would have prevented by this massive eight week track construction program will affect three different transit agencies the new jersey transit the long island railroad and amtrak. three to five of the stations twenty one tracks will have to be shut down causing a twenty percent reduction in service until september first which means that some people may have to find other ways into the city that means around sixteen thousand commuters are added to the already twenty three thousand people who usually travel through both in station each day i haven't seen this much congestion on the path in a long time and. trying to make it into work is not easy with these lines i wouldn't get out of people who are afraid to come to new york because they know
they're going to have to rewrite the trains or the subways in their freight was going to happen but for others the change hasn't impacted their commute very much and city officials are pleased with the results the only difference is that i took an earlier train and that was that i didn't have a problem all i can say is this morning i'm on the montclair buton line and nothing's changed today well we're pleased with the results so far and we're pleased that our commuters have really adapted to it flawlessly they appear to have listened to everything that was said they got off the train they got on the next connection and they went to work the construction is expected to last until the end of august and while there have been some brief delays and some routes unusually crowded there have been no major problems reported reporting from inside the penn station in new york trinity chávez are to turn again now joins us live from our new york studio to talk more about this trinity as you said this is one of the busiest transit hubs in the world what does it mean for commuters in the coming months it
sounds like they're just going to have to start taking earlier trains. exactly on your well i think a lot. people are concerned because we really don't know at this point but here in new york we've heard for weeks now that this is going to be the summer of hell but when when we were there earlier didn't really seem to be too hellish again this is only day one of the construction and it's expected to go on for the at least the next eight weeks so only time will tell at this point but city officials have been warning commuters that since there are fewer platforms available the repair work will complicate schedules and they need to expect delays and they have to plan accordingly or find other means of transportation in and out of the city anya what's the price tag for these renovations trinity i can imagine revamping such an important hub is going to be cheap. no it's not going to be cheap you're exactly right this project is going to cause a city a pretty penny this project is estimated to be around forty million dollars but city officials say that the repairs are absolutely necessary the station's
infrastructure has been a problem for quite some time and this construction comes right after a series of the rail moments the most recent incident occurred just about a week ago when one hundred eighty people had to be rescued from a new jersey transit train that the railed the incident just highlighted the urgency of the truck repairs. construction like this is certainly necessary then but is the city doing anything to help travelers commute a little easier in the coming months new york is already such a pain. no it absolutely is and they are doing a few things service has stepped up trains buses ferries in anticipation of the busier commute the eligible are the l. i double r. is adding train cars to serve as many people as possible and limit the congestion they are also urging their riders to switch to subways in brooklyn and queens and both railroads are offering discounted tickets to those who were affected by the disruptions all right trinity chavez our correspondent new york we do not envy your commute it all thank you so much things. and before we go don't forget to tune in
at nine pm for larry king now tonight's guest is miranda cause grove famous for her role in the i carly show and she's now voicing a character in the despicable me three. i would have been just despicable to we so grew whose character he's the lead in the movie he finds out that he has an identical twin brother named drew and he's kind of like way better than him in every way and it really irritates him so a lot of the movie is just about him getting to know this new brother and bringing his family to meet in watching the brother kind of beat him in a lot of ways and what do you my character is adopted and in this movie she has a mom for the first time it's played by kristen. not bad. my character doesn't like lucy she like being mean to her the entire movie because she's not like sure of having this like new person in her family if you like the way they draw you yeah i
think it's cool like to how they felt i didn't know until i did the movie that you know and then they take the facial expressions and stuff and the character kind of starts to look like you it's pretty cool you know it's weird disney did it when you were in your scenes we with the other actors or by you so you know i was up by myself by use of a way i thought was going to be with everyone in the room not do but then they had to pose everybody yeah what's the difference from dream voiceover reading and acting on screen i really liked my pajamas i like being a little booth and not having to worry about anything like i don't need makeup yeah i like being in there it's like i feel like it's really freeing because like when you're in front of an audience on something that it is a totally different i feel like it's easier to be like a little stressed about like we were doing voiceover it's just all fun and that's it for now from the stories we covered go to you tube dot com fast r.t. america and check out our website r t dot com slash america you can also follow me on twitter at i have harmed.
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and when questioned more on what you're looking for this is. going to. go deeper investigate and debate all so you can get the big picture though. our culture is awash in lives dominated by streams of never ending electronic hallucinations that. fiction until they are indistinguishable we have become the most. society on politics as a species of endless and needless political theater politicians and celebrities are to ruling parties are in reality one party corporate. those who attempt to puncture this vast breathless universe of fake news just signed to push through the cruelty and exploitation of media little for so far to the margins of society including by
a public broadcasting system that has sold its soul for corporate money that we might as well be mice squeaking against an avalanche. we must. joe scarborough and mika brzezinski hosts of him as that he sees morning joe has been sparring with president they basically say he's the worst person ever and he's going to kill the whole planet it's incredibly serious stuff life and death with joe and mika accuse the president of so you'd think they'd be conducting themselves with much gravity these days giving important talks some things and they're talking
about the impending apocalypse but instead what they're doing is making really horrible music and then promoting it i'm late night t.v. yeah when he's not really a teleprompter in full makeup telling the world we're doomed because of the president joe scarborough apparently makes music really cheesy music with what sounds like garage band and a synthesizer from the eighty's he just released a song mystified which is all about how joe just cannot believe he is just mystified by what he sees out there in the world today the music and the message are all extremely eighty's even down to joe's fake emo voice. this is what joe was doing well the world is ending supposedly he's making this incredibly trite song but not only that he and mika actually took the time to make a video for it and the theo is even worth in it joe and me go are sitting on the couch staring at t.v. images of every cliché you can imagine that says well our american culture and the
world in general is so crazy paris hilton bill cosby processed foods guns violent murders bombs going off can crash and every cliche is in there the images go by rapid fire to this horrible music while joe plays guitar and then there's some horrible stuff. plot going on that i could even follow every frame of the video is as trite as the song itself you've seen this video a million times before this is what these two journalists are doing while the world is ending supposedly according to them they are making this horrible video but it gets even more ridiculous because now they're going on steven kull there's late show and according to a writer for variety magazine joe is going to sing songs from his new e.p. so not only are joe and mika recording music and making the videos they are now going out to promote their work on a late night show just like any recording artist and they're doing this all while
they're hosting their very serious news program on which they try to scare the world by relentlessly saying that the world is ending and that its president trumps fault so to quote one of the eighties songs joe. either it's the end of the world as we know it and they feel fine or their end of the world news they keep peddling is nothing more than just another song and dance for us there. it's. what you have for breakfast yesterday why would you put those through the first seizure why for those who do wrong to me. what's your biggest fear. of
a big moment a right when so let's talk a little bit bored you say if you ever met the pope comes the best quote about. exploring the topic that doesn't belong in the piece now i believe to do due to my question more. of. your watching and our team got special report. this bug me as one of five basically everything that you think you know about civil society have broken down. there's always going to be somebody else one step ahead of the game. we should not be on the normalising mind. we don't need people that think like this on our planet. this is an incredibly tense situation.
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