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oh. i protesters in the u.s. take down a civil war monument by force in north carolina following deadly violence to the far right rally president trump is a case of supporting far right extremism also to come this hour south korea says the united states needs its approval for any military action on the peninsula as the north tones down its threatening language and it's accused of censorship its will to make to track assistance to searches and delete videos from journalist and groups on you tube.
hello good evening welcome it's just turned six o'clock here in moscow you're watching r.t. international our top story the protests over confederate statues have turned violent in the u.s. as some say they have racist pro-slavery overtones on monday demonstrate is destroyed a monument in north carolina just two days after a unite rights rally in charlottesville turned deadly. it was people here gathered outside the courthouse to talk pull the confederate statue there some climbed it while others pulled it to the ground using a rope the crowds were heard shouting we are the revolution and called for an end to fascism in the usa elsewhere the mayor of lexington kentucky says he will push
to move to confederate statues to the outskirts of the city the mayor of baltimore revealed similar plans today but added she would like to keep the data secret to prevent any on rest or monday construction workers remove the monument of the civil war soldier in florida after two years of lawmakers pushing for its relocation or we did send out several experts some why the monuments mean so much to some people . figures that. you know in light of today's standards would not be judged so favorably but you know they lived in a different time in a different history with different history and different set of circumstances and they acted in a way that many people felt was quite orrible at the time i'm not defending any person in particular generally nor anyone else however that is our history it's our shared history and i think if there's a larger conspiracy here that's what it is the left wants to stop free speech in
this country let me make something very clear here nobody cares about this civil war or statues nobody white supremacist white nationalists neo nazi race says it's a thought when it turns into violence that's a different story this is called unite the right. here is saying that nobody will you right while you're absolutely right is the way it's. a free speech is allowed even if it's hateful speech it's hate crimes that are not allowed and if they don't they're not allowed and i would say what the group stated on saturday charlottesville is inciting a riot i want to take the time also do it with right now that people don't care about what statues and things are memorialized in our communities we do so on but i would say on the positive side this is an open carriage i don't see why go here and
let me interview somebody i know in our daily lives nestles with our men hard on ask for the community input about what statues we want what names we want for a set and all the work i did where it was a lavish out of the as lionel all that. well today's off the bloody clashes in the state the genius donald trump has overwhelming pressure a made a second statement and i'm saying racism and hate he has been under five failing to single out the vote of white supremacists in such a daze brule which culminated in a car being driven into a crowd of counter protesters killing one woman. we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence on many shots on many. racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thoughts including the k.k.k.
neo nazis white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as americans but much of the media still criticize the president and his delayed response leading him to tweet that the news media will never be satisfied he then heads to new york where he was met by crowds of protesters outside tower accusing him of racism and that's next and how america's political debate is more about labeling the moment his report does contain scenes of parts. one of the chants most frequently used at the protests is no trump no k.k.k. hell fascist usa essentially trump and his supporters are being tarred with the same brush as white supremacy. to the. law.
now the suspect in the horrific charlottesville car ramming was himself a member of the far right but the mayor of this city was very quick to put his blame on the white house and president and he wasn't a law he should look in the mirror but he made a choice in his presidential campaign the folks around with them to you know go right to the gutter to play on our worst prejudices and i think you are seeing a direct line from what happened here this weekend to those choices trump has made it clear with bannon gorka in the white house and the klan in the streets it is now the white supremacists house. this incitement of hatred to that got us here is as real and condemn the bill as the white supremacists and i was tweets the democratic response to the car ramming mirrors the way republicans responded to the shooting at the congressional baseball practice they blame democrats for stoking up the atmosphere while reality the attack was carried out by allowing republican leaders knew how to vote an increasing intensity of hostility on the left sleepless
intensity has been building. things since election night. that vitriol from the left has spurred threats and now action without historical parallel events like today are exactly why we took issue with and why elites glorifying the assassination of a president bell most americans liberal conservative or otherwise are not violent however it seems like the leaders of the two major political parties try to make the other half of the electorate look like they are and that seems to be mobilizing people in both camps if you want to start something. and demonize me and i don't know your mom. was arrested. thank you. thank you that is. right that.
was the united states has created a political system in a way to demonizing one side means supporting the other side for many voters those who haven't really learned that much about their party's yet the solution to this is to reduce some of these impediments to we need a system in which political parties have to fight for their own ideas they have to show why what they believe is good and why it's right and watch an excellent idea. not just focus on demonizing the other side so no matter what your political outlook is the best strategy seems to be the same generalizing. it will happen are you see your. remarks u.s. senator john mccain has joined the ranks of politicians condemning the far right violence in charlottesville white supremacists the neo nazis are by definition opposed to american patriotism and the ideals that define us as
a people and make our nation special however many twitter users were quick to remind him that he was actually pictured with ukrainian nationalists not so long ago here for example he's posing with the leader of the far rights of abode a party or freedom party in ukraine so the voted to play a major role in the twenty fourteen uprising in the country and then here mr mccain is tweeting positively about a meeting he had with andre pouted by a member of the ukrainian parliament a man whose book look from the right shows him openly displaying nazi s.s. symbol and there are some notable similarities to the scenes currently playing out in the us with those that happened in ukraine a few years ago. sure the.
well a mccain is is an extremely nebulous character isn't a wanders around the place trying to stir up trouble where every can he's also been filmed with jihad he's inside syria which of course was an illegal act to go into syria he doesn't own drapery be on the far right in ukraine but of course in terms of internal us politics is very anti trump and you know the the the anti trump brigade or trying to make. trump with the fog and therefore they have to condemn the fallout if they're going to try and use a stick to beat him with i think whatever trump does it's not going to keep people people who don't like trump and never going to be happy whatever he says whatever it does but it's all getting pretty bizarre and. now south korea's president says only his country can decide the fate of the korean peninsula and whether there will be any military action that that as the north calls on the u.s.
to take steps to calm the tensions. war must never break out again on the korean peninsula only the republic of korea can make the decision for military action on the korean peninsula without the consent of the republic of korea no country can decide to take military action the united states which was the first to bring numerous strategic nuclear equipments near to us should first make the right decision and show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the korean peninsula and prevent a dangerous military clash earlier thousands protested and so against the united states deployment of the third missile defense system in the country the calls for the escalation on the korean peninsula contrasts sharply with the american presence words just a few days ago he tweeted that military solutions and i fully in place locked and loaded and donald trump is not the only one in washington sounding hawkish the threat from north korea not only to the united states but to the world is very very
clear this is an existential threat to the united states we were a superpower we are now hyper powered so the message is very clear don't test this white house. well i discussed the situation in the potential with allison evans she's an expert on north korea and she believes it's a fine balancing act for the u.s. when it comes to protecting its allies in the region i think the u.s. south korea alliance is pretty clear and they work very closely together the u.s. and south korea will be starting routine joint military exercises on the twenty first i think the u.s. has to balance its need to reassure its allies including japan also that it is committed to upholding the security alliance while also threatening pyongyang to make it very clear that if north korea were to attack the united states for example by targeting that would be considered an act of war. you're watching also you still
ahead this hour a couple in jerusalem being forced out of their home off the hof a century living that would explain why after the break. called the future we go. every the world should experience. and you'll get it all the you will. the old according. to. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line to get accepted or
rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to. have to try to be for us this is what before three of them all can't be good. interested always in the water. or should. be without saying now you cheap in its parent company google being accused of stifling alternative few points they are cracking down on extremists but i have also removed the just image files from journalists and opposition groups. as the story. internet regulation is becoming ever more automated meaning the machines are now in charge of monitoring what you write and post so when you have your video taken down it's nothing personal it's just the algorithm you tube now has computers
largely responsible for blocking the stream of content and the company is head over heels with the cutting edge technology that makes this all possible over seventy five percent of the videos we've removed for violent extremism over the past month were taken down before receiving a single human flag and that all sounds well and good given that in theory machines should be objective but it turns out they're not recently we've seen a number of journalists monitors and syrian opposition groups have their content blocked despite the fact that very similar videos went untouched on mainstream news channels you two pages those who are targeted say the site is purposely trying to erase certain documentation of the war i think what's so troubling about this if we look at the syrian accounts this is video chronicling a six or seven year war and some of the most important parts of that war from the perspective of syrians you tube though still has faith that its machines know best
. well these tools are imperfect and untried for every setting in many cases our systems have proven more accurate than humans at flag in videos that need to be removed and the video sharing website isn't alone in being found at fault google has also come under fire for showing bias that was after a number of left wing and progressive news outlets were removed from search results after new protocols were enacted by google those alternative sites claim they've seen a drastic drop and i to video on their pages sense then yet the search engine giant says the newly adopted policies were applied simply to help improve the quality of results we updated our research quality reader guidelines to flag upsetting user experiences including pages that present conspiracy theories unless the query clearly indicates the user is seeking an alternative viewpoint and that last little bit is a very important to take note of unless a user specifically indicates they are interested in a quote alternative view point they will be getting that when you look at the
actual application of the artificial intelligence programs what you actually see is the. common and very natural organic stupidity of silicon valley elites who are since sorious in nature and actually seek to scrub the internet of divergent opinions the journalist yasha levine actually tested google's artificial intelligence which rate certain phrases as toxic so yasha levine put in phrases for example like america is corrupt and that was rate is ninety two percent toxic meanwhile one yasha levine and third the phrase hitler was right in everything he did it was only thirty four percent toxics so censorship continues to rear its ugly head online but where a group of experts could have been made to answer for this before there are now only machines which as we've seen aren't as unbiased as we first thought. r.t. washington d.c. . now with elections looming for europe's economic powerhouse jimminy campaigning
to seem to be a bit that cluster at the moment despite the potential significance of september's vote and that is in contrast to how impassioned the french campaign most you might remember just over a month before. yes some of them have been saying that you know he got upset about not. smoking sure but i can we avoid those you like. i. thank you. thank you thank you.
but have a different takes a look at the german election rice cypher. thank you america has not only one of the world's most powerful leaders she may well be one of the world's most laid back politicians so much so that she decided to take three weeks off and then telling else right before the german voters determine whether or not she can run for a fourth term next month the fact that she chose to wear the very same outfit for the last five trips she took to the same location just goes to show how well she understands her people that they prefer the status quo and change isn't necessarily good don't take my word for it just take a look at the polls support for merkel drop ten points while she's breathing in that italian a mountain air but she's still way ahead of her mean rival as speedy leader marches
scholtz couldn't get any hiking sessions in his schedule because he's busy campaigning like any other politician would a march in shots even try to provoke a reaction from the chancellor by claiming germany is not prepared for the future influx of refugees but not only that merkel ignore all of this propagations just pepper sprayed him a nickname the chancellor shadowboxer courtesy of the local media the feeling of solidarity between states has been the most how do they get to this when did it start did it begin with a man whose decision to open borders without any agreement with our partners in a moment when those partners were overloaded. on the horizon is quite easy to describe it's an s.p. the led government in september. i came to the streets of berlin to ask german voters not campaigning is a more subtle and effective form of the lectionary when i ask you what you think about the election campaign so far it's approaching it's right. there
campaigning. yeah i'm not so into. actually i can tell you right now because. i think like i'm working so hard right now i'm not. i don't know anything about right now i'm not into the election right now so far but the actual. german well it's a good question and it's like it's like they're enjoying the summer and cast the right ball come autumn says this poster by miracle c.d.u. party which aptly symbolizes her laid back campaign style and they sue r.t. . meanwhile back from holiday and fresh on the election trial angela merkel did get a frosty reception one rally. right.
she was booed and whistled at while speaking about the country's refugee policy supporters of the right leaning alternative for germany staged a protest against policy of open borders for refugees they were holding banners reading merkel must go borders instead of see a reference to the course party they also call for the chancellor to resign. political analysts and consultant run of office says that the germans though generally speaking don't take political risks. well the german is different and if you compare him to the american or to french people germans usually are rather conservative they do not like experiments and they do not tend to support political movements that are under heavy criticism so if something like they are turning to for germany or also deutschen. them you will immediately
see that the political players with the help of the media will attack those newsman's. people will just be scared away from supporting such parties and therefore the germans they are specifically conservative they are fearful even also we are supporting movements that are under criticism and therefore i think you cannot expect from germany leadership in the real big challenges of our times. an elderly palestinian couple who have lived in the same house and east jerusalem for more than fifty years are about to be evicted by israeli authorities . well if for fifty three years in this house it is a great injustice that israel should give us back our land they take our homes and claim it theirs they take all of tracey emin. seventy six while her husband is
eighty four they moved into that in one hundred sixty four she's three years before israel took over instant generation and she says the threat now of a fiction has left them in despair. we let them at last the police are threatening us we don't know what to do we are sitting here like fools we don't know whether to stay or leave we have nowhere to go to maybe if you were to find at least a room we could leave but even if you were to drag out my husband and keep him there were two fused to go if israeli law stipulates that jewish residents can climb the rights to a property if they have proof their families live there prior to the nine hundred forty eight war or right leaning settler group called the israel land fund one a court battle to claim the elderly couple the group's director insists it's not about discrimination but rights imo the only expect to be on it in the middle of.
the offer on don't tell your payment to go out and leave telling you no i don't want to go out and this is what you must. know after all they did this they told that they not they don't want to give to let you go out from our apartment so then we told them we took them to quote the decision has sparked anger among east jerusalem as arab population where people have held the president's side couples. the same fate awaits presence of east jerusalem to you and it's a practice that's been ongoing for decades according to human rights watch fifteen thousand palestinians have been stripped of their residency status over the last fifty years activists to react not least the strong presence of the israeli lobby abroad to prevent condemnation turning into reelection. situation now. truly awful idea that these seven people may be evicted from their homes any day now is something that should trouble each and every person in jerusalem and not
only end it there are forty four other families who might face eviction if this election takes place and there is the chance for peace for all of the people in jerusalem and in this region that is in jeopardy every time a new hatreds goes into our homes into people's houses throws people out and put and settlers instead of them are being talked about a lot and the issue of the occupation is being brought up again and again in different places around the world but that actual action is not really been taken i think that israel has a very strong lobby around the world. and that brings you up to date on back with more news in just a time don't forget that you can follow all the stories today on our social media pages and also you can.
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