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acts upon how bleak yampa is the john oliver of our two year marriage is doing the same we are apparently better than blue things to see people you've never heard of love down to the night president of the world bank so very. many serious like send us an e-mail. our children are sick we're stranded here without say there is no fresh water anymore as civilians flee u.s. led coalition as strikes and i still militants in iraq as you tell a fox humanitarian groups warn people that face to face attempt at a station and witnessed in mosul. he travels to the hometown of the mom who suspected of radicalizing the group of men who carried out the recent spain at a time. it's clear that there are understood to have attended prayers led by the sudsy spin accused of being the ringmaster behind these terrorist cell.
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human rights groups around the u.k. government for trapping refugees in libya is also here and gets a huge aid package to the country will be used to stop civilians fleeing the fighting. there you're watching r.t. international broadcasting to you live from moscow i think you are and good to have you with us this hour. with the u.s. backed coalition forces advancing against islamic state in the iraqi city of tal afar thousands of civilians are being displaced they say they're forced to flee from both the coalition bombs and the threat posed by the terrorists.
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we ran from the shelling from the culmination we're left the people from islamic state along. with. our children a sick we're stranded here without aid there is no fresh water anymore for some of the aid workers have been here but very few of them this is my son he is suffering and we have no electricity. telephone is the latest objective in the u.s. backed war on islamic state it comes after the recapture of mosul following a nine month campaign that left much of the city in ruins however the operation to liberate how a fall which has been under control for three years has the little to ease the suffering of civilians there are girls to have explains. or what's left of it and now as dr west of you is tied up thought the new ground
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zero in iraq and their huge a rocky army backed by u.s. led coalition air power is facing off against isis which has been entrenched for three long years and brute sides are throwing everything they've got. trapped in the middle of thirty thousand civilians who face a stark choice. and risk being killed in a coalition air strike being used as human shields by isis or make a run for it and pray you aren't in the crossfire but you to make it through the desert in the merciless heat it isn't an easy choice. we are hungry we need clothes we need food and water yesterday we get contaminated water even the animals won't drink it we're living in terrible conditions the u.n.
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fears for civilians trapped and tired of thought the deadly danger and the suffering that the jewel but getting out of thought of getting away from isis may be the first step there's plenty of all particles to go if you travel throughout iraq it's very heavily militarized. numerous checkpoints on magic transport routes to get through those checkpoints you need documentation if you don't have this or if you have the wrong kind of documentation you are prevented from moving further on the people who fled telephone we understand it being prevented from going into east mosul and settling there and also coming into the could. bill and other places in town without displacement camps on top of all of that there's a sense of paranoia here imagine. you're a soldier manning the checkpoint and you see a hundred people approaching you how are you going to tell the real refugees from
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isis infiltrators or indeed suicide bombers who are just trying to get close to blow their vests so the security precautions are absolutely necessary but it will make the lives of refugees in the easier the operation to liberate stella far has only just begun but we can hope it doesn't like this like mosul city in ruins thousands dead more missing and buried under the rubble and with nobody to hold accountable. and there's the operation to liberate telefon intensifies many have spotted striking similarities with the mosul campaign that left thousands dead indeed both cities where i saw strongholds besieged by u.s. banks coalition forces just like tal afar now thousands of civilians were trapped inside most of the power of bombs while those trying to flee were caught in the
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crossfire and those remaining no access to humanitarian aid with food water and basic necessities fast running out we spoke to star as a carvery from the red cross who says telefon may well face the devastation witnessed in mosul. regions of the world of course we see that there are a lot of others to be have been of course that he. needs to learn a consequence what. some very fun loving food water is that it is the one hundred. thousand people who are living below. lehman you know then. nine while being shot. while in neighboring syria over twenty thousand civilians remain trapped in the five i still held neighborhoods at the same. of rocca the un has called for a humanitarian pause that branding this area the worst place on earth with civilian
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suffering from terrorists as well as the heavy fighting. i cannot think of a worse place now than in these five neighborhoods. forty and for these twenty thousand people there is. constant air raids from the coalition so the casualty civilian casualties are. large and they seem to be no real escape for these said brilliance meanwhile the rights group amnesty international has issued a report on the suffering of civilians trapped in the city hey all some of the chilling testimonies. it was how many shell struck the area residents did not know how to save themselves some people ran from one place to another only to be bombed there. didn't the s.d.f.
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and the coalition know that the place was full of civilians we were stuck there because dimes didn't let us leave. my sisters my mother my nephews and nieces were bombed to shreds for no reason at all for strikes were launched against the house full of women and children why don't they keep watch over their targets before they bomb if they had they would have known that there were only women and children there. we discussed the dire situation with david swanson from the un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs. the humanitarian situation or the up to twenty five thousand civilian and still trapped in iraq a city is nothing short of dire access to safe drinking water food and other basic services are at an all time low with many residents food they had stored up earlier on to survive or equally disturbing is the fact that health access is very very or
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there are very few doctors on the ground there is currently only one functioning hospital. or unit in the ice a controlled part of the city so it is extremely difficult the only way we can provide assistance to those people who have fled and as you are well aware more than seventy five thousand people have committed the city since the offensive began in june of this year is when they reached the outside in the areas in which they are displaced too that is the only way we can reach people at the moment. it's emerged a belgian thora te's contacted the spanish counterparts last year amid concerns the a mom who's suspected of masterminding last week's twin atrocities in spain may have had terror links it's claimed spanish police at the time denied to be a mom had any connection to terrorism and the main focus of attention is now on the small spanish town of ripon it's where the a mob in question preached in the local mosque is also where all the members of the
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terrorist cell grew up last week they carried out twin roaming attacks in barcelona and in the resorts have come brill's leaving fifteen people dead and it came to us one day off to what was believed to be their own making factory and all konar was destroyed and an explosion piece all of a travel to repond to find the homes of the suspects and to speak to locals who had known them since childhood. a radicalizing force they were radicalized by a moroccan born police now believe the ripple was at the center of the plot. this small spanish town took away in the foothills of the pyrenees is hardly what you think of as a hotbed of islamic terrorism but it was here in the fall that the terrorist cell which attacked barcelona recruited were indoctrinated and radicalized eventually going on to carry out their deadly mission.
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but it was here that the terrorists that rammed his truck into crowds of people around him boss a loner lived. the twenty two year old moroccan was gunned down on monday following eight four day manhunt by authorities. why the. local people here say they can't believe he lived within their community. they play football together on the beach nearby with other kids from the neighborhood they were brought up here. but. of course if. they were behind what happened around here can believe it the seem to be very nice people who will. be. roaming. the. saloon with
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a whole slew of things that the sale melted into whole society attending the local high school and being a fixture on local football fields so how did say seemingly quiet group of quiet teenage is quiet town and is part of a jihad to sell. the answers to the vast many are looking towards the mosque that they attended it's here that they're understood to have attended prayers led by our society who's been accused of being the. behind this terrorist cell the authorities pointed the finger at him and now that's being reiterated by some of those accused of being part of the. have appeared in court but who is. what do we know about the. moroccan national we know that he had a criminal past in front back in twenty ten he was sent to prison here in spain for
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his part in a drug smuggling operation and it's in jail where he's understood to have become radicalized in fact he's believed to have spent time with those who plotted and carried out the madrid bombings we also know that back in twenty sixteen he spent time in belgium around the time of the bombings on the metro the airports in brussels. he is believed to have been killed it was announced by authorities that his d.n.a. was found at the site of a bomb making factory did exploded in at the moment the authorities are writing bad off as that his own potential weapons of. course him out in the end. as the investigation continues arrests continue to be made including that of the owner of an internet cafe that suspected members of the terrorist cell and no into
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a frequent it begs the question just how many small communities like this could potentially be harboring fatal terrorist cells peter all over. after repeated cases of terrorists using vehicles to round pedestrians cities across europe have been taking precautions concrete barriers have been installed in key locations they picked up in shopping centers central squares and even the iconic prominent bank went to the seven french thirty of nice truck killed eighty seven people last year. u.k. is accused of trapping libyan refugees in a war zone find out the details after the break. local blogs tell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. you saw to try to tell you that every
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gossip tabloid by. telling you pull it out by. the hawks that we all know what. the current situation is but there's concerns on the part of the four arab countries egypt saudi arabia emirates. as relates to policies of qatar that have to be addressed have had a very adverse impact on national security in the case of material evidence exists in the face of policies that have adversely impacted has created and has caused a loss of life in egypt this is an intolerable situation.
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and i welcome back britain's foreign secretary has been accused by human rights groups of trapping refugees in libya in appalling conditions of the pledging millions of pounds and support for border patrols stopping civilians fleeing the country speaking on a trip to libya's council barra's johnson insisted the u.k. will help reduce the number of illegal migrants heading for europe. we worked with the libyan government to help bring stability to libya stopping it from becoming a fertile ground for terrorists and people traffickers you close proximity to europe see what humanitarian campaign manager for the oxfam charity told as attempts to keep refugees in a war zone clear violation of international human rights law simply throwing money
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at the issue would not be enough what is required is a long sustained investment and the opportunity for people to be safe and protected both now and in the future what we've been really disappointed with is the fact that this just flies in the face of international conventions it is in the refugee convention which all the european countries have signed up to that people are allowed to seek asylum on their shores and they have really abandoned that that's an incredibly dangerous signal out to the rest of the world is the responsibility of these countries and wealthy countries all over the world to step up and actually take in more refugees right now some of the poorest countries in the world the host of the most and yet somehow europe the richest country in the world the twenty eight countries step up and even given something similar to that speaking in tripoli johnson insisted the u.k. will back the coastguards efforts to secure libya's borders the coast guard's being trained by the u.k.'s navy and is getting substantial support from e.u. countries however it's been repeatedly accused of killing shooting and abusing
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migrants as well as attacking aid workers humanitarian campaign manager again says the e.u. support is part of an attempt to close european borders. the u.k. and the european union have for the last couple of years made a concerted effort to shut down borders and we see that happening at an extreme cost to the individuals who are fleeing war and persecution and poverty is part of that for them it's simply a matter of shutting it down on paper they say that they're trying to explore other options and open up safe safe routes for people but we really just not seeing that happen or we've seen as a shutting down of routes which is left people with really few other options then to take risky routes meanwhile police have used water cannon and batons to clear more than one hundred migrants occupying the independence square. i.
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france of my parents were protesting the eviction of hundreds of an occupied building rising refugees also threw projectiles at offices and blocked nearby streets with the number of migrants to europe continuing to grow questions are being raised over security on the continent we spoke to the deputy mayor of cali home to the form a vast jungle my could count he says those who pose a threat should be sent back to their home countries and special measures should be put in place across europe. i think we really need. a central office european office for intelligence to educated on that. i know there is in europe. project about it but it's not only projects we need we need to work on that and even if they are born in france or spain or whatever born in europe once they go in a country. to learn how to create
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a tax. they must be. kept away from europe and they must stay in this in these countries it's not to decide whether they come back and we treat them differently and we sign them to santa is. to protect people that such i know they must be probated to come back and we need intelligence a real european intelligence service to work on that nobody in europe whatever they are migrants or not and nobody in europe can say i'm safe in my country. in charlottesville virginia a controversial monument of a confederate general has been covered in a black shroud it was carried out as part of the mourning for a woman killed in the recent mayhem that erupted over that particular statue. the violence broke out almost two weeks ago when a rally in support of the monument placed icons of protest since then a war on the confederate heritage is being portrayed in different parts of the
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country with several monuments already demolished although sometimes the tall gets quite unusual. i don't care if the george washington statue or thomas jefferson statue or rather the statue of a falling to. e.s.p.n.
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executives have decided that play by play announcer robert levy will not be in the broadcast booth for next saturday's college football season opener because of the similarity between his name and the famed confederate icon. this is a perfect example of what kind of lunacy our country is going through connally's rice said it beautifully these are these this is our history and what the left is
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engaging is a story called revisionism this is the reality for better or for worse of what the us was that is most of our founding fathers were slave owners right there are participating in the evil of slavery so it's i mean we have tear them down so we take washington off the one dollar bill it's a teachable moment you walk in with your kids to the south and you see a mine at the jefferson davis or whoever it might be it's a moment to sit with your child and reflect on what was and how we moved from it i think we're heading to a very dark place and it scares me quite a bit since the war on historical monuments is now crossing the ocean a statue of captain cook can fit nice hyde park is in the cross has especially over its plaque claiming he quote discovered this territory critics say it's highly offensive to indigenous australians on the idea was first to the area is fiction but australia is not alone in the growing stand against questionable statues the journalist at the top u.k. newspaper is calling from nelson's column in london to be toppled in law school
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sparked hate to debate some readers defended the author's claims that the country's nineteenth century naval hero defended slavery but many blasted the idea of taking down the landmark wills people in the capital where the admiral nelson should be given his marching orders. there's been an argument meet the saying that in this day and age he would be perceived as a white supremacist. if rubbish everybody as you see everybody seems to enjoy it no i don't think it should be to vote i don't think it's going to do any home time to get rid of. no one well you can get it all is that. tends to show some of that the oh fun stuff that you can get rid of or say your thoughts on the story by getting in touch with us on facebook and twitter my colleague neil harvey will be with you at the top of the hour to him is that.
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what it. was it was in the swiss national bank to such a bank and other central banks on behalf of governments are now the biggest owners of stocks when japan is the biggest seller of exchange traded funds that's called nationalization that's socialism and combined with the central bank the pull of the bureau that is fixing the price of money it's not a free mug market for money and combined with the purchase of open house it's nationalizing those assets that's correct and told me it isn't that's nationalism
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that's why this is a joke global economy is shrinking because these social banks amount to what danny blanchflower flour says they're not operating in ways to stoke free markets. what holds its institutions are going to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and three more somehow want to be rich. but you'd like to be for us that's what before three in the morning can't be good that. i'm interested always in the waters about all. this should. think you're new to the game this is how it works not the economy is built around corporations corporations from washington to washington controls the media the media control over the voters
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elected a businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. greetings and salutations the average salary of all as human beings inhabiting the small blue planets that somewhere around seventeen to twenty thousand dollars a year or to the international labor organization here in the united states your average salary sits around forty four thousand dollars a year in other words most people aren't living large these days which makes it a tad disconcerting when we see millions upon millions of dollars being wasted by governments corporations and other groups around the world here in the united
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states where the universal champion brock lesnar of wasting tax dollars this is due primarily to our obsession with the military industrial complex take for example the amount of money we've wasted on the beautiful island retreat of guantanamo bay cuba the gorgeous beach beach side war on terror prison resort and military base surrounded by a very fertile minefield just a stone's throw away from havana in miami beach this beauty has cost us taxpayers about five point six billion dollars over the years for just the prison facility alone and of course like a kid in college or your favorite political party it always needs more money yes according to the miami herald the pentagon is looking to spend nearly five hundred million dollars in new construction at the naval base including two hundred fifty million for a new earthquake proof house the bed hospital two hundred fifty million dollars five beds five beds two fifty. pentagon mathematics at its very
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best but it's not just the pentagon looking to squeeze money out of u.s. taxpayers no to no our lovely political parties are also looking to oring every last nickel out of their followers with the republicans raising a massive eighty six million in the first seven months of the year leaving the democrats in the dust at just over forty the democrats are power apparently are so desperate to fund their resistance that they are now allegedly sending fundraising pleas in the guise of final notice the bills to their supporters. between the pentagon and our political parties the u.s. taxpayers looking less like a citizen and more like a piggy bank as we start watching the hawks. as. to. what the.

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