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coming up on our team america the u.s. and south korea continue military drills in the pacific despite warnings from pyongyang. charlottesville both to cover confederate statues in wake of last week's deadly protests and when social media platforms are on the rise and which ones are falling it may depend on how old you are all that and more coming right up. that afternoon it's wednesday august twenty third four pm in washington d.c.
i'm on your part you're watching our team america we begin as china and russia are both blasting the u.s. over a new saying sions levied against individuals and firms accused of helping advance north korea's nuclear and missile program the treasury department enacted these sanctions they come in addition to sanctions already unanimously imposed by the u.n. security council russia's foreign ministry said the u.s. continues to systematically destroyed bilateral relations meanwhile china is demanding the u.s. immediately drop the penalties as the u.s. faces heat from china and russia over sario reports on the continued u.s. military drills with south korea as the u.s. and south korea continue joint military drills to deter provocations from north korea the message from pyongyang is that these drills do the opposite. as u.s. war mongers eight nor dar warning that they should cautiously act and make a right decision in this situation and made
a dangerous military provocation they will not be able to avoid a merciless retaliation and on sparing punishment by our could do revolutionary forces a new video released by north korea or new threats against guam showing ballistic missiles targeting the u.s. territory and it depicts u.s. leaders ingolf inflamed. in my opinion we should really teach them a lesson not just that we should bomb mainland america to make the maximum sense. and newly released photos of north korean leader kim jong un visiting the chemical material institute appear to show the progress of pyongyang's solid fuel missile program solid fuel missiles are faster to deploy giving north korea the ability to launch without much warning south of the border in a subway station in seoul local emergency services and the military are holding emergency defense drills preparing the country for any potential infiltration
threat from the north meanwhile above ground u.s. and south korea forces conduct the very joint military drills agitating north korea in our view we have to continue to exercise until we have a reason not to embed reason is not yet emerged that may cause some noise from north korea and that we were dealing. but it doesn't stop us in our resolve to be as ready as possible and leave the greatest number of options on tuesday night president donald trump said kim is starting to respect the u.s. and mused maybe something positive will come of it it's worth noting north korea has not conducted a missile test all of august leading state secretary rex tillerson to praise pyongyang's so-called restraint in washington cmon dollars ario r.t. and syria the united nations has expressed a deep concern over the mounting civilian death toll in the syrian city of iraq up after coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens are teasing ragas gather brings us the report. yes today unconfirmed reports indicate that over thirty
people were reportedly killed in the us us keeney neighborhood while eight internally displaced people from the same family were killed in a separate attack in another part of the city in recent days and weeks scores of civilians have reportedly been killed or injured in iraq out judah airstrikes and shelling when you first hear some of these reports it's easy to believe that the exaggerations take a recent one by the u.s. led coalition is accused of bombing a house packed with civilians killing dozens and dozens of innocents even more bodies buried under the rubble and then multiple sources begin repeating the same reports footage begins to a much videos pictures that supports these that reports and these claims one thing to do more to travel to the loss of the bullet and you know a witness and survive with testimonies anything to go by these things happen
regularly was that we were directly targeted by the coalition it was very clear that they would know insurgents in the area there were children playing in the streets and we were carrying water from a tap on house and civilly in homes were directly targeted reports about the use of white phosphorus civilian areas being peppered with chemical weapons on a system in which we heard that the coalition used white phosphorous near iraq it was dropped by the warplanes who else could have done it it had to be the plane was they were targeting a civilian neighborhood. we've contacted the u.s. led coalition are asking them to comment on some of these allegations and we got the standard response that they're taking all of this very seriously and that they are investigating concurrently one of the defacto leaders of the u.s. led coalition is actually in the edit be with us james mattis the u.s. secretary of defense and he's well optimistic. we will continue to be any part of
iraq the people. make proprietor future. pain the stability that will have been earned a very very high price a very high cost hardly does justice to how much iraqis have lost and sacrificed during this struggle take mosul an hour's drive from us once a city of two million now reduced to largely a wreck abandoned by its people just west of that is. well james mattis is optimistic here in that two hours drive from here he's jets a pounding and not the community that tens of thousands of people trapped now in the new war zone the iraqi military the u.s. led coalition trying to push isis out of. the conditions that said to be desperate to diskettes medicine and even drinking water or running out of should not of people are in chaos everything you know life is destroyed this is my mother
she couldn't walk so i put it over my shoulder and we walk like about thirteen hours now and we have nothing. more body left here is difficult there is no conditioning there is no food with the phenomenon of food. a solution. at the end of the day there is little doubt that isis in iraq will be defeated albeit at a tremendous cost but the u.s. led coalition and the iraqi military have demonstrated that it is a price they will let the civilians of iraq pay. the sleepy spanish town hall now lies at the end of a major investigation into last week's terror attack in barcelona it's where members of the terrorist cell behind the atrocities grew up together and were radicalized. some have expressed surprise at just how many young men there were
our correspondent peter all over travel to the now infamous town of ripple tomorrow you'll be able to see for yourself and just when he finds there here's a taste of what's coming up the image of the school located in the building just behind me. and he is understood accused of being the mastermind behind the terror attacks he spent time in prison in twenty ten until twenty fourteen after he was convicted for the smuggling high sheesh it's on the stoop while he was in prison to to radical islam in a storage jester in the city of charlottesville began covering it statues of robert e. lee and thomas stonewall jackson and black fabric today. while the charlottesville city council voted unanimously to pass this measure during a meeting yesterday tensions ran high as chaos erupted during the very same meeting angry activists and residents took over the council chambers after they reportedly shouted down the mayor and several city council members they demanded answers
during hours of heated testimony for what they say was an adequate response to the unite the right rally held on august twelfth. amid calls of for justice three charlottesville residents were arrested and charged forty two year old donna gray it was charged with disorderly conduct while two others thirty year old mark casely and twenty nine year old sarah michelle tenzin were charged with obstruction of justice the council so voted unanimously to take the first administrate of steps to remove the statue of confederate general stonewall jackson a move which could have unintended consequences after the council's previous decision to remove the statue of robert e. lee prompted the controversial white nationalist rally in the city earlier this month. my next guest has his own unique take on events in charlottesville writing
in counterpunch quote what i find interesting about the current discussion around what many are referring to as the emboldening of the radical white supremacist right is how easy it is to mobilize opposition against the crude and overt white supremacists we saw in charlottesville so easy in fact that it's really a distraction from the more and difficult and dangerous work that needs to be done to confront the real right wing powerbrokers as i'm a rock a former nominee for vice president under the green party ticket joins me now welcome mr brock at can you start by explaining the difference in your view between the overt symbols of white supremacy in this country and the system which perpetuates it. thank you for having me what i'm referring to is the fact that for the last few decades. u.s. politics have moved progressively considerably to the right in fact the
emergence of the real liberal the is that expression but unfortunately that characterized the neo liberalism as a right wing expression it's not something to talk. instead it's very easy to focus in all the more crude expressions of right wing populism right wing fringe groups as we saw it and saw this bill not. in the client in those kinds of very easy to talk it was warm sort of thing more. impactful or the masses of people in the us is there have been a bit more is this because the key to understanding the clash of interests represented by the neo liberal trans national elite in the united states explain for viewers what you mean by neo liberalism in the new liberal elite. when the a little bit little boy and then the expression of capitalism at
a certain stage a stage that is that is characterized by reducing the role of the state. direct deregulation privatizing state functions and companies. monitor rising in the entire society it is the rule of the market it is a economic expression and also a political expression that's been the the centerpiece of u.s. politics the u.s. economic theory has been the 1980's both in the u.s. and what they do about the the western world so this is been the expression of a more dangerous right but that right has not have the kind of opposition that one would think it should garner and it certainly doesn't have any challenge to it within the mainstream political system president trump is intensifying the war in afghanistan and the u.s.
is also wrapping a ramping up of violent rhetoric against the democratic people's republic of korea as well as venezuela how does this news of a global imperial reach relate to white supremacy here. well you know those are examples of the kind of right his expression that i'm referring to the bad even under barack obama bronco bamma dent if i had been as well as a threat to national security that is a right wing position they had then moved to begin to shore up to support far right elements in. the far right opposition that is responsible for even burning people alive the. current movement by the dropping ministrations who to engage in it in lives war in afghanistan is another expression of that kind of right is positioning so these are examples of what we see as the us becoming in fact is
a right wing state and is the right wing state because of its commitment to the old liberalism and so the expression as we see it charlottesville the rise of the more crude right wing is merely a result of the contradiction of the old liberalism fascinating that you're alluding to is the support of the us gives internationally to right wing forces i want to ask you this because the us is proud of that help it provided to defeat naziism during world war two yet more recently worked with right wing nazi like elements to overthrow a democratically elected government in ukraine it claims to be fighting the war on terror yet in fact al qaeda is affiliate in syria to unsuccessfully overthrow president asked god how and why does it do this. because that they are really other business us basically more concerned with advancing those short term interests than any kind of commitment to human rights any kind of commitment
to democracy we need things like that that's why they gave us support to the right sector and the right elements in the ukraine resulting in the end of cooling in that country and the the destabilization in the chaos that ensued from that they have been involved in supporting right wing coup in honduras we talk about recent history in honduras they eliminated the so-called revolution a process in egypt they have been responsible for the tanks on libya. and of course they have to stabilize. syria so it's using right as an element of the jihad international jihad as bookman so that short term interest off that any other concerns about of the sort of rhetorical commitment to anything called human rights or democracy that short term pursuit of those interests. are creating the kinds of contradictions that there are going to be able to be able to reconcile something i
find interesting which i'm sure you've noticed mr brock that is the fact we need or this of the white supremacist movement from david duke to richard spencer adopt anti war and die neo liberal rhetoric how does the last family or to have a critique of structure in the example you give is the european union and nato leave the population susceptible to right wing reactionary politics. the result the same thing happening and west so you're basically the love abandon that terrain to to the right about not talking to the the super dash national institutions like the e.u. and those contradictions they left it to the new right to define who and what the enemy was by not talking about the issues i'm the old liberalism again you find that the new right is talking about those issues in class terms so we see the same thing happening in the us and donald trump can emerge because he talks about the
plight of the working class as you talk about the stouffer's transnational elites and it resonates with that base of people in the us so this is this inability of the left to articulate a ask. a progressive speaks to the needs of the mass of the working people the country and open up those bases to the to the new right one more question i wanted to get your take on a recent article published in the washington post a little bit of a historically i don't know an accurate perhaps saying not these don't look. to germany for inspiration but rather they look to russia i'm wondering if i can just a reaction to that. i think it's a continuation of the relentless into russian propaganda that we see throughout the united states of america is interesting that they would. seek to uncover
a bit less tolerance between the right and russian but yet they are the ones that said that there was no right is elements in the ukraine so we can't really take that seriously we take that as serious as we take a statement on the part of the u.s. government and they are concerned about our human rights in any place on the planet as a former nominee for vice president on the green party ticket thanks so much for your time this afternoon a pleasure. and a president trump pushed his facts against what he calls the media's fiction a right out of the gate at his phoenix arizona rally last night trump opened his hour long rally speech making sure his crowd knew there was only a negligible amount of protesters outside the event. and just so you know from the secret service there aren't too many people outside protesting ok.
however thousands of anti trump an anti white supremacist protesters clashed with police outside the rally in clouds of tear gas. meanwhile many across the nation are carrying forward after charlottesville demanding the local government to remove confederate symbolism from public spaces federal agents arrested a man on monday for attempting to blow up a statue of being a confederate official on city property. and now in the digital world a new study suggests social media platforms like instagram and snap chat are overtaking facebook in popularity r.t.s. tradition of as explains why teens are waving facebook faster than expected that's according to a new study from research firm e-mail or a maker predicts a fourteen point five million users between the ages of twelve and seventeen years old in the u.s. will shrink by three point four percent this year this being the first time the company has predicted a decline in facebook usage for any age group and the reason is because teens are
using other social media platforms like instagram and snap chat but with over two billion users facebook has continued to grow around the world but younger people are finding the social networking site less appealing i honestly use snap chat instagram a lot more i just feel like people stopped using facebook for posting pictures and you can just post them now on snap chat and instagram and it's kind of a more in the moment and more like filtered out while the older generation still prefer facebook or use facebook the most because it's the first social media platform that i started using back when i was in college so it's just you know very comfortable with it you know i think like when the other platforms came about i was already just very happy with facebook and didn't really i mean i had the other accounts but i didn't find a need to like make the other ones my primary social media accounts. marketer senior forecasting analyst said we see teens and tweens migrating to snap chat and
instagram both platforms have found success with this demographic since they are more aligned with how they communicate that is using visual content outside of those who have already left teens and tweens remaining on facebook seem to be less engaged logging and less frequently and spending less time on the platform or rosco however does say that there is a demographic who over looks facebook all together these are children considered to be tweens and they're known as quote facebook. nevers and facebook could have more dead users than living ones the b.b.c. reported by two thousand and twelve just eight years after the platform was launched thirty billion users with facebook accounts had died that number has only gone up since some estimates claim more than eight thousand users die each day although he makes his latest forecast predicts that the usage of facebook will continue to decrease and the usage of instagram and snap chat will continue to soar the upside is facebook owens instagram reporting in new york trinity job as r t
boom bust is coming up next here on our team america lindsey france is taking a break from snap chatting and has a preview now of what's to come when i know you have to have a. look my guess is going to weigh in on how the airline industry is faring after a turbulent first nine months or so twenty seventeen also the aftermath of president trump speech in phoenix sees reaction on wall street also hoover is mired in turmoil but its new head of leadership and development promises to shake things up that's coming right up all right sounds good things. and that's it for now don't forget starting this coming monday august twenty eighth r.t.d. america will be available on directv channel three to watch for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash our into america and check out our website our to dot com slash america you can also follow me on twitter on your part until western more. twenty million people are
on the brink. in under three years violent famine and preventable you grab it prior. to the international community remain silent. time to talk about. all the world's a stage and all the news companies merely players but what kind of parties are anti american playing the america off much more artsy american person. in many ways the news landscape is just like the real news big news good actors bad actors and in the end you could never you're on. some other part of the
world stage all the world's a stage all the world's a stage we are definitely a player. i do not know if the russian state hacked into john podesta emails and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has not provided credit to support his claims of russia i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing planned. for the revelations provided by edward snowden he denied to be n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale the balance of the us. the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an echo of government claims that cannot be verified he would have thought they would have learned something after serving as george w. bush's useful idiots in the lead up to the invasion of iraq. it is vitally important that the press remains rooted in
a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming indistinguishable from. john edward on all you're watching our. question. it's become the cool thing to do all the rage right now for organizations to disassociate themselves from the president and among them are a whole bunch of charities at least eight of them decided to cancel their gallus and fundraising events that they hold at the president's went the mare a lot go to a club in palm beach the american red cross told their annual fundraiser but they
say that this year they're canceling it because it's become a source of controversy and pain. the salvation army has held their annual gala there since twenty fourteen but they're pulling out this year they say because the conversation has shifted away from helping those in need another organization at the susan g. komen group a breast cancer fund stick they've held their annual swanky perfect pink party gala at maryland those since two thousand and eleven and they just announced they're pulling out to the american cancer society also just pulled out they made a big statement about it even though they literally just held their rock palm beach twenty seventeen event there in february the event was over two days included a black tie dinner for sponsors lavish food stations and live auctions and was held in there a lot of those ballrooms but just a few months later they just announced they won't be doing it next year right as a whole bunch of other charities or non-profits just happen to know because they think the cleveland clinic just made
a similar announcement so did the friends of magen david which fundraisers for israel's version of the red cross the preservation foundation of palm beach was dedicated to protecting the cultural heritage of palm beach and they just announced they're pulling their annual dinner dance from maryland go to other charitable organizations have also piped in saying they're thinking of pulling out so by the time this there is there could be a whole bunch more now anyone can do whatever the heck. they want i really do not care but honestly when i heard this story i was like wait why are all these supposedly charitable organizations having all these subway galahs in the first place according to the chicago tribune they can pay anywhere between one hundred thousand and two hundred seventy five thousand dollars for just one event at merilahti go if they don't want to give those huge piles of money to merrill agoa now anymore that's just fine but maybe instead of just finding another venue for their swank e fancy gallows where they can dress up and party with rich people maybe they
should just give that money to the people they love to say there have been out in the first place. it's. called the feeling to know something. everyone in the world should experience for me and you'll get it on the open road. the old according to just. woke up tomorrow morning all come along for the rock.
what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. most somewhat want to be rich . to go right to be prosperous like them before three in the morning can't be good . i'm interested always in the waters of our. first said more. guys i made a professional is powerpoint to show you how artsy america fits into the greater media landscape is not all laughter all right we are a solid alternative to the. liberal or conservative and as you can see from his bar graph we don't skew the facts either the talking head lefties talking at righties oh there you go above it all so look out world r.t. america is in the spotlight now ever.