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is continuing to. a very warm welcome to all of us here. we have. some five thousand eight hundred civilians may have been killed by iraqi and u.s. led coalition forces in the last four months during the battle for most school and that's the latest estimate from the human rights organization the international news new report the group says pro-government forces relied upon in precise weapons during the liberation of west of mosul and ignored the growing number of civilian deaths and also claims baghdad troops appear to have repeatedly violated international humanitarian law something that may amount to war crimes. or national collective the testimonies from those displaced it says over six hundred thousand
people were forced to flee west of mosul. the horrors of war also witnessed in another way by artist and illustrated george butler who was embedded with iraqi forces in the area previously he's worked in syria way traveled several times to document that conflict this time he depicted those who were displaced from west mosul. the media has largely praised the coalition efforts to liberate mosul we spoke to george butler about what he witnessed during his latest trip. and what was your
first impressions when you when you arrived and became embedded with the iraqi special forces what i found i guess was huge destruction to. civilian life and as ever it's the civilians that. are losing out more than anybody and they're the ones with the with the stories and other ones that i as an as an illustrator and as artist i guess are trying to do to give justice to what was the most difficult almost striking thing that you that you saw there something that really made an impression on you on one side a pile of endless piles of rubble these houses been destroyed in an ashtray and this man abdul hamid came out and bought me a chair to sit on because it could see i was touring and just begins to tell a story and an isis fighters had fled the mosque next door during the fight a fire fight they'd come into his home where his family were living and then the
iraqi army had called in an airstrike which it often does in mosul of course killing but also killing his mother two of his brothers and one of their wives this attack actually happened on the same day that. the that there was an infamous attack where sixty people were killed in mosul and the willingness to talk about it . and the openness and the normality of it was the most extraordinary thing is the fact that i was so so regular i guess is was the difficult thing to accept you were obviously fortunate to capture this in your drawing but is this something you really occurred all over the city a lot of the damage that you see is not done by. not done by car bombs or firefights but by a strike that story of people civilians being caught up in that is obviously very sad but it is happening in mosul over the last few months i just want to ask you on the point of the refugee camp as well you've made one painting in the. amount of
recently suffered a heart. born just after the second world war. five days lying in this tent outside the main refugee camp horrid conditions the heat alone was and his wife you can imagine the desperation he hasn't eaten for five days or drunk and. it's a very private moment this man may well be dying maybe it will be dead by now but you're inviting strangers in into your tent for those last moments on the off chance that they can help for me was was very difficult to sort of make a really difficult choice whether you whether you engage with that and tell the story or whether you stand out from it because of course. the chance of helping is very i think very slim memory you will take away from from your time in mosul the one you know impression that really will stay with you i think it's always this
well i suppose it's always been the same and that is. that it is the majority of civilians losing out. hugely. to something that they have no control of. and the lack of. very vulnerable the moment and the lack of choice and the thing i guess it was to me is that. the. permission. i did were the ones that i was very much emotionally attached to the kind of desire to draw to do justice and draw exactly what was in front of me. with the holiday season in full swing in europe. warning brits to be braced for any eventuality during their vacations including that of terror attacks.
the video includes scenes of a. clear reference to the deadly terror attack on british tourists two years ago. the streets of london to find out what people think of this video. british police have now released a video showing british terrorists how to react in case they get caught up in a terrorist attack becomes a safe route to get out now and this is the best option it are just people to think of the instructions in the same way they think about line safety videos everyone is a we have you going to need a plane you get a safety briefing. and if the plane come down and they're trying to see you that the chances of very unlikely is just giving you the knowledge of what to do not to
do if you're caught up in such an attack kind of what's your response to that kind of wave d.v.d. a. big street here in the in the state are you going on holiday there. may be quite scared to go forward really at work right that will. scare religious terrorists because i know the training is quite pretty frightening missing that the defendant would make me worry about traveling the kind that we all stay like everything is about terrorism and stuff like that it just adds more to stress you what's going on today to kind of relax not to think about potential terrorist attacks i think it's a bit scary if they could just travel in the haven't they there today john what's going to happen next. every where there's a fire or a terrorist attack every day so it's like you do worry generally more about even trying to get out to get you know to do you up sometimes can be worrying kind of a new reality to have you know it is here to feel safe here in the u.k.
so you wouldn't change your plans this kind of thing watching this kind of video i . wouldn't you know. it wouldn't deter you from going away. you know a little to just to deal with it every day so police say there's no specific intelligence that british holidaymakers are going to be targeted but they still want you to watch the film saw packing your beach bags. as people adapt to the terror threat industries are adjusting as well u.k. insurance companies for example are now offering special policies that cover terrorism there also various counterterrorism courses on terror survival guides being offered to the public chris hunter a former british army intelligence officer things this all shows just how much things have changed. we're definitely living in a different worlds the you know the rise in islamist extremist terrorism is unprecedented and i think you know just looking at it from
a domestic perspective when i was growing up in the you know in britain in the early eighty's i remember the provisional ira threats but they used to give coded warnings they didn't actually want to kill civilians with islamist extremist terrorism it's a completely different mindsets and completely different threats so we have to take the threat seriously and we have to be prepared to either forego some of our civil liberties or you know we say ok we'll just live with the terrorist threats and keep getting killed and while brits are facing up to the challenges posed by the new reality a u.k. radio station recently aired twenty five hours of al qaeda recruitment propaganda its license has since been revoked by a communications regulator ofcom imaam f.m. broadcast speeches by underwater lucky who was killed in a u.s. drone strike in yemen in twenty eleven he was a radical american muslim cleric of yemeni origin the u.n.
security council states that he was a leader recruiter and trainer for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is also suspected of having had links to the nine eleven plot. now a man f.m. says it was unaware of the radical content of the speeches chris hunter again says communities have to do more to tackle the promotion of radicalism. twenty five hours of evil hatred and vitriol and it once i'm on it and crucially you know i'm not monitoring all broad cos but somebody gave these people a license presumably if they were broadcasting illegally the real issue with this is that there are so many different mediums through which terrorists can actually propagate and miss any developed country in the world not going to have the resources so actually stop it in its tracks to monitor these publications so there is a huge emphasis and moral obligation on the communities in which all of this media
is actually being propagated. so for all top us republicans are calling all the trump ministration to investigate alleged russian funding of environmental activists in order to undermine the american energy industry. and investor. you've been watching mainstream american television lately you've probably noticed a recurring theme former cia chief john brennan is connecting the dots between russia and wiki leaks a lot of connect the dots information as you said the dots that connect the dots to get connected back with russia connect the dots russia did it it's a game of connect the dots first find something that you do not like and then somehow blame russia for it and we're not just talking about hillary clinton losing her guaranteed presidency back in two thousand and sixteen are you a fan of donald trump's energy dominance plan if you are then the environmentalists who are protesting against fracking a controversial shale drilling technique are part of the kremlin conspiracy if you
connect the dots it is clear that russia is funding u.s. environmental groups in an effort to suppress the domestic will and gas industry specifically hard really cracking. and on the other hand if you're an environmentalist don't you know that putin is the mastermind behind the controversial keystone pipeline. are you worried about the right white nationalism right wing extremism. and on top of that the occupy wall street protests can be traced all the way back to russia's secret security services you also move and give to practical examples of how the russians have been engaged in our political system one was an anti
fracking campaign that the russians seemed to be engaged in another one was the occupy wall street movement that the russians were engaged in as well sure the financial crisis low wages income inequality had nothing to do with it we all know that people were protesting back in two thousand and eleven because they got orders from moscow right. and the public trust in the mainstream media is shrinking it's because someone is feeding them fake and false information guess who what about false information the real fake is being put out by russians russian propagandists russian operatives with all those surely impossible in the world when there are. no bag of tricks or something to try to do russia has become the world's scapegoat for everything and it's this weird witch hunt that like now if something doesn't go someone's way and international business or elections or whatever the automatic finger pointing goes to russia i guess it's
just the automatic excuse now especially with this fracking story in particular like ok they're saying now that russia is involved with. powering environmentalists to stop fracking it just doesn't make sense so from hacking to fracking it's all because of the kremlin whenever something goes wrong you can always say that the russians did it it never seems to get old caleb artsy new york meanwhile the u.s. president has potentially backtracked on a cyber security deal discussed with president putin during the recent g twenty summit despite trouble agreeing to work with russia the white house now says it continues to view russia as a threat we recognize that russia is a cyber threat but we also recognize the need to have conversations with our ad was serious however after the g twenty summit in hamburg last week trump wrote an optimistic tweet on a potential joint cyber security unit the idea however was roundly criticized over russia's alleged hacking activities a former u.s.
congressman michael flanagan told us that despite the setback president is still committed to working with russia. if we can work with russia nuclear arms treaties if we can work with russia on peace treaties in syria we can certainly work with them on technological issues the president is absolutely committed to work with president putin to work with the russians and many levels and many areas and the deep state in this country hates it will continue to scream about it and that's too bad but it's going to happen it's going to be a bumpy ride for everybody but we cannot continue to have a permanent implacable enemy in russia in all things and whatever they do is going to be wrong and we have to continue to act from that need your place it's it's wrong it's silly it's foolish and it's counterproductive to world peace it is ought international thanks for joining us i foster a lot still to come your way on the program including spain overwhelmed by the number of incoming migrants from africa more on that right after the break. it's.
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but you're going to be for us this is what before three in the morning can people get. interested falls in the waters of. their ship. good to have you with us today to the program spain has seen a sharp rise in migrants arriving from africa this year between january and june up to six thousand five hundred lines in the country that's compared with eight thousand arrivals in all of twenty sixteen now for a brief moment here on the program on r.t.e. international let's have a quick look at what route the migrants traveling from africa are tending to take these days for example on the way from morocco up into spain across the mediterranean that has now become the second most popular route it's believed that the morocco spain route is viewed as safe by migrants than going from libya to
italy. i've heard good things about. the un states that spain is not prepared to handle the increase stressing that there are not enough facilities in the country to deal with all the new arrivals italy still remains the e.u. state that accepting the vast majority of migrants departing africa shores almost eighty five thousand have landed there since the beginning of twenty seventeen and greece is also affected with more than fourteen thousand migrants stranded on less bos'n other greek islands in fact on monday a shoot fire swept through a refugee camp on last boss believed to have been deliberately started by migrants who are facing deportation history professor paolo bernardine believes the e.u.
still does not know how to handle this crisis. in the days of. the spain we want to be able to call this situation i think. is really not up to the task of control knob so they are not acting hopefully these are not column policies if you think of the different. spin these will not move my own sweet valley there is not to call them all this is just to do to do more than six. frankly or they. and i see the future. once it reaches the shores we did it greece and spain. twenty foster in moscow a buck or any human rights activist has been sentenced to two years in prison a court found a job guilty of making false or malicious statements about the government the
charges were related to t.v. interviews he gave back in twenty fifteen years that our job has been jailed several times since a nationwide uprising began six years ago so we spoke to his cousin. was not given any oxus to meet his family or talk to his family or meet his lawyers and the last couple of days this trial is clearly an attempt by the government of bahrain to silence all forms of criticism for human rights violations the be rajib was charged for intentionally purposely spreading false information and all he did as a human rights the found was revealed a human rights violations which happened in bahrain including systematic torture which is practiced by the government of bahrain and i would like to openly call upon the united states the united kingdom the e.u.
and the international community to intervene to stop the massive on go in human rights violations and both rain condemning is not enough it's time for the international community to play a role in countering and stopping and putting can and to do ongoing kimmel rights violations in bahrain we also spoke with the director of the bahrain freedom movement he told us that nabeel rajab has always spoken out against injustice regardless of the consequences. those of the stories that no one should say anything you have to have to accept the slave monster relationship that you are a means a slave for the al khalifa now maybe it was chosen not to be a slave chose to be a female like more than four thousand to print political prisoners at this moment
of time for maybe being a human rights activist what should he do should just keep quiet about the ongoing imprisonment torture. tension. and of course. i do. fantasies of that e.g. we all should to speak out free people who want to say something they want to defend their compadre it's and also they want to do it to their from their human to duty this is what that we chose to do and he spoke out or it is time for the big business buddies to run for cover max keiser is coming after them. carrying the ambien back. to the street and
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moley but holy moly it while maula that's all i only hope. why do you keep saying wave a it's like huevos rancheros. that you like yeah i like the drop of stuff that's great. so the malaya has pulled us back in again we are here actually we actually went to the russian embassy to see our friend don't go syleena us price received an honorary degree from a university and russia and it was quite interesting of course that means that we were photographed at the russian embassy here the russian ambassador to mexico is there which means you can never be president of mexico max i have told you go buy a debt and yeah i did i called him because he doesn't believe him but. well so of course while we've been here. janet yellen has proclaimed that you know stock markets are at a permanent high plateau of course mexico city is at quite
a high plateau we're quite high up in the air not only here above the angel but in terms of elevation but you know if you look at europe while we've been away while we've been here in mexico city things are not looking too good because just as janet yellen was declaring only a few days before janet yellen declare that markets will never ever crash again of course the italian banks as we've been. warning about here in kaiser part for quite a few years they tell you banks are getting to crumble and stock markets buoyed by italian banks rescue but critics say it has killed the banking union critics are saying deal to save italian banks is ruined credibility of banking union proponents of the deal claim that it was necessary to protect the prosperous than neato region and preventing damaging italy's nascent economic rebound so yes seventeen billion euros the italian taxpayer is on the hook for bailing.