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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 that's why president trump is a key supporting far right to extremism also greer said the united states needs its approval for any military action on the peninsula as the north tones down its threatening language and google is accused of censorship it's all to make to track assistance to searches and delete videos from journalist and groups on you tube.
hello there you with our international comes your life from moscow now our top story this hour for the protests over confederate statues have turned violent in the u.s. some say they have racist i'm pro slavery overtones on monday demonstrators destroyed a monument in north carolina just two days after a unite the right rally turned deadly in charlottesville. it was people gathered outside a courthouse to topple the confederates down to their sometime date 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 but added she would like to keep the exact date a secret to prevent any armrest from monday construction workers remove the monument of a civil war soldier in florida to after two years of lawmakers pushing for its relocation. we've sounded our several experts from why the more new minutes means 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. 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 saturday charlottesville is inciting a riot i won't want to take the time also do it like you know 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 doubt if i go here
and let me interview somebody i know in our daily lives nestles with our medicare doesn't ask for the community input about what statues we want what names we want for our set and all the work i did where it was a lavish. as lionel that was it well two days after bloody clashes in the state of virginia donald trump has overwhelming pressure made a second statement denouncing racism and he has been under five for failing to single out the role of white supremacists and saturday. night 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 when many. racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thought. the k.k.k.
neo nazis why it's a promise and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as americans much of the media goes to criticize the president has delayed response leading him to tweet the fake that fake news media will never be satisfied and headed to new york where he was met by cries of protest is. accusing him of racism . that's next that america's political debate is now all about labeling reports his purport does contain scenes of violence and 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 the same rush as white supremacy.
now the suspect in the horrific charlottesville car ramming was himself a member of the far right but the mayor of the city was very quick to put his blame on the white house and president trump 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 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 in increasing intensity of hostility on the left three percent
tension has been building. since election night the hyperball 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 now 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 you. do that was yes. thank you. thank you betty. 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 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 be other side in the matter what your political outlook is the best strategy seems to be the same general. artsy your. joining the ranks of politicians condemning the far right by the. 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. remind him that he was actually pictured with ukrainian nationalists not long ago here for example he is posing with the leader of the far right of a border of freedom party in ukraine of a boat a played a major role in the twenty fourteen uprising in the country and here mr mccain is tweeting positively about a meeting he had with andre power to be. parliament and a man whose book from the right shows him openly displaying nazi s.s. system books and there are some notable similarities to him to the city is currently playing out in the us those that happened in ukraine he's the guy.
who came in it's an extremely negative scary. the place trying to stir up trouble can he's also been filmed with the hardy's inside syria which of course was an illegal act to go into syria. and crane of course. right and therefore they have to condemn the far right if they're going to use a stick to beat them with i think whatever trump does it's not going to keep people people who don't like trump and they're going to be happy whatever he says whatever he does but it's all getting pretty bizarre and they said. that when you see in south korea's president there will be no military action on the peninsula without consent as the north calls on the west steps to calm the tensions. never break out
again. the republic of korea to 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 equipment 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 with earlier thousands protested in seoul against the united states deployment of the fad missile defense system in their country the calls for the escalation in the korean peninsula are at odds with the american presence words just a few days ago he tweeted that military to lucian's are now fully in place locked and loaded and on fronts not the only one in washington sounding hawkish. this threat from north korea not only to the united states but to the world is very very
clear this is an accidental tried to the united states we were a superpower we all know high powered so the message is very clear those test this white house. well i discussed the situation on the pensioner with allison evans an expert on north korea and she believes it is 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 crime that would be considered an act of war. the washing off they
still had the the internet giants google and youtube of being accused of censoring alternative few points we'll have a look at that in detail after the break. so it seems wrong. but i. just don't. get to see pout just come out of. it again it was betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
in case you're new to the game this is how it works in our economy is built around quite a corporation from washington to washington to meet. the media. voters elect. to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. welcome back now you tube and its parent company google are being accused of stifling alternative few points they are cracking down on extremist content at the moment also removes legitimate files from journalists and opposition groups in the get here's 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 from vonage to 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 us to store seven year war and some of the most important parts that war from the perspective of syrians new to those still has faith that it's machines know best well these tools aren't
perfect 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 be on their pages sense then yet the search engine giant says the newly adopted policies were applied simply to help improve the quality of its we did our research quality reader guidelines to flag upsetting user experiences including pages that present conspiracy theories and list the career clearly indicates the user is seeking an alternative viewpoint and that last little bit is 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 sense. and actually seek to scrub the internet of divergent opinion 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 rated as ninety two percent toxic meanwhile one yasha levine and heard the phrase hitler was right in everything he did it was only thirty four percent toxic 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 jack and look at r.t. washington d.c. now the president of iran has warned that the country could break away from its
nuclear deal with washington after courting the us and i'm reliably international. i guess. if the us administration is willing to repeat previous experiences iran will certainly within a short period not short in the scale of weeks or months within the scale of hours and days return to much more advanced position that the one that talks started this and now around is planning to allocate two hundred sixty million dollars to its missile program in the same again two silly cool the country's deputy foreign minister says the move doesn't violate any deals that tehran is under including the twenty fifteen you can deal only this month washington impose new sanctions on iran over its missile program which some say undermine stability in the region america has also accused iran of supporting terrorists. but decades around has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror threatening the region and causing so much
by alliance all nations of conscience most work together to isolate there is a growing realization among your arab neighbors that they have common cause with you and the threat posed by iran and that it is indeed a threat there's no question about. what is a quick recap then of that iran's nuclear agreement brokered back in twenty fifteen according to tehran it had to ship most of its enrich uranium out of the country while providing international specialists access to its nuclear facilities and in turn the u.s. and the united nations agreed to remove iranian sanctions let's get the thoughts now side. of the slam list in toronto and he joins us now good evening to see. what are your thoughts saeed what are the chances that iran will pull out of this nuclear deal do you think. hello and thanks for having me well as i've stated there earlier on r t couple of scenarios apparently going on with the united states
us at least this is the perception in tehran that one of the two plans is that the united states does not mean at all to drop the deal as far as possible and just threatening tehran to discard the deal in order to push tehran to grant more concessions because it's based on a miscalculation that iran is ready to give up anything in order to keep the nuclear deal alive on the other hand plan b. or scenario b. is perceived to be discarding the deal but at the expense of iran provoking iran and enraging iran in order to give up the nuclear deal and discard it now that is provided and complied with all its undertakings and the united states is defying its. doing its undertakings it's a good time probably for washington to force ron paul and enraged iran to give up
the deal anyway a reigning officials have started in the last few weeks to provide one sentence in order to show their possible response to any of these two. scenarios the sentence that was first stated by iran's top security official mr shand funny and then repeated by president rouhani during his inauguration speech and also repeated later on several occasions including today is that iran would not initiated the rapid deal but it would provide a tough response to any violation it would provide an appropriate response getting that tehran has already a thought of these two scenarios and of course today what mr rouhani said shows that. iran believes that the chances for plan b. . are now much stronger and are higher that is to say that mr trump is believed to be working towards our you know and all being the deal and
discarding the deal that the science that iran is receiving but anyway they are showing that they are not going to step back in the meantime they cannot be proved to drop the deal. how far do you think were the recent sanctions that were imposed on iran because america was saying you know this is today with iran's development a ballistic missile. well you know iran's missile program and its arms development program fall within the united nations rules and regulations we do not have any kind of international law that ban the development of come then tional weapons and iran's missile i think knology falls within the same scope so it's one of those excessive demands that the united states you know is raising every now and then it is believed in tehran that the engagement policy that president obama started and now some believe that mr trump is
also continuing the same kind of approach towards to iran is that pushing tehran back one step at a time first decreasing its nuclear deterrent power and stopping its nuclear and this reason technology growth then the second component of iran's power is its missile and this really they would go after that and they did it i mean through the recent sanctions that they ratified and imposed against iran the third component of power that iran has as a regional power is its regional clout and influence specially in syria and iraq and that it's also been mentioned also in the recent sanctions meaning that it is widely believed by many politicians state officials and analysts that the united states is trying to wear off iran's power one step at a time and wrong is going after that then once they do if they succeed to do so
through talks and through bullying and raising excessive demands then iran could be a we would be a weak state that could lead and threaten easily and act military action could even be taken against iran so iran is spending this signal as you're short of time this iran is sending the signal that it could not be bullied can't you would not go back even for an inch so i callate thank heavens i'm not sure in south beach on the he said that our side missed out on a suggestion to kill an expert in toronto ankie. thank you. now with elections looming for europe's economic powerhouse germany campaign to seem to be a bit lackluster at the moment despite the potential significance of september's vote and that is in contrast to how impassioned the french campaign was you might remember just over a month before voting. that it got some of them have been so lucky to cut up. some making sure
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