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catalan activists still keep my local schools to prevent spanish police from closing down polling stations with the region poised to vote on an independence referendum deemed illegal by madrid we take you live to council lonia later in the program. take joins take center stage in the alleged russian meddling scandal with google now joining facebook and twitter in declaring testified to congress as the hunt for signs of suppose that outside interference intensified in the american media.
today marks two years since russian launched his anti terror campaign in syria we look at what's been achieved and not. how this is aussie international broadcasting to you live from the russian capital and they care and good to have you with us now spain's catalonia is on the edge of what could prove a momentous occasion its controversial independence referendum on sunday both pro and anti independence rallies are expected to take place today in barcelona we're going to take you live there later in the program. moving on now google says it will cooperate with the u.s. or thora tease about alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential elections is the latest tech giants after facebook and twitter to make headlines in the sun going to pin down outside interference and google will also reportedly
conduct an internal investigation before it testifies in november well earlier it was a published report on alleged russian activities on the platform in which it said it had banned over two hundred suspiciously counts despite failing to link them directly to russia it also took a swipe at r.t. by revealing confidential information regarding how much this channel spends on twitter ads or the claims of twitter using twitter and facebook to meddle in the u.s. election to allegations of disrupting the n.f.l. earlier we discussed if any of this holds water with former u.s. congressman and presidential candidate ron paul. i think it's a witch hunt i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to their very biased against that from him pain so far they haven't showed me and that was a that was a pro trump that was paid for by the russian government most of the time you could
look at some of this stuff that's going around and i think it's all coming from sore losers i thought it would be better with more outlets and the internet to counteract some of this but it looks like sometimes this backfires and they actually end up using the internet to try to stir up more trouble frankly i don't have the sensation that boy this is a big deal you know if we don't find out by not exactly what russians did to our elections you know the end of the world is coming i think that's a bit of fear mongering i can understand everything that is being a used and going on i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election and now they're out there to sort of go after a witch hunt but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and
unfortunately we're involved too much around the world. and the rest of the mainstream media is no letting up in his allegations against russia i have less and less n.b.c.'s rachel maddow for example is accused russia of meddling just about everywhere from europe to the middle east in a context that clips that. i have reason to believe that russia does not watch this t.v. show so here's an experiment let's create a fake secessionist movement in the united states on the theory that russia will support secession of anyone in the west for any reason just because they don't really love for the west to break apart well lately it seems that rachel maddow covers russia more than any other time. for the past few months she's managed to connect almost every news event to russia she starts with fires at ukrainian ammunition depots but also conveniently fails to mention that such fires have happened multiple times two thousand and four in two thousand five in two thousand and six but facts don't matter when her sole agenda is to blame russia now we might
not be here to prove her wrong but we can however note that her reports are filled with in accuracies and we saw that this week in iraq where russia was one of the only nations on earth that supported the northern iraq referendum in which the kurds voted this week that they should break off northern iraq from the rest of iraq and become their own independent nation now that's completely false the russian foreign ministry said in a statement that moscow supports unity sovereignty and territorial integrity but it doesn't stop there even somehow manages to drag catalonia into this there's also going to be another independence referendum this weekend in spain where the cattle on the region is voting on whether or not they'd like to break off and form an independent state apart from spain turns out russia is supporting that one too and she says russia supports the catalan independence referendum but contrary to what maddow says russia views the issue as spain's domestic affair a position which spain's ambassador to russia believes to be perfect and accusations of course don't even in their pressure for years in this country as
actively promoted the secession of texas rachel maddow sentiments were quite similar to the rest of western media and one of the only pieces of evidence cited is that the groups means contained grammatical errors but that's not the only time russia was under rachel maddow spotlight she's been accusing trump of colluding with russia since the election you're not having a terrible terrible dream also you're not dead and you haven't gone to hell this is your life now this is our election this is us this is our country we know of the russian attack on our election russian efforts to try to elect donald trump president it did not seem to be a super labor intensive process it wasn't like an industrial process but you do need people to do the work there are. we still working now this summer still against us even though rachel maddow is enjoying these record high ratings it seems as if political discourse has been reduced to celebrity gossip which is quite unfortunate that there is no longer some sort of boundary between news and entertainment. i could has returned to one of our headlining stories now spain's
catalonia is on the edge of what could prove a momentous occasion its controversial independence referendum and today pro and anti rallies the taken place in barcelona all correspondent is therefore it has crossed live to hear now medina koch never tell us what's the mood on the streets of boss lerner like right now. well as you can see behind my back rally against the at the future referendum is taking place and we see crowds of people coming in everything is really quite exciting here a lot of people different lots of young people holding flags of spain now we've got a less than twenty four hours before the referendum on independence of cancer kicks in and today it really is the laws debut for this crucial vote and we expect to see a lot of different events taking place and barcelona around the region of cancer
lonny as well now we expect to see a lot of protest movement as well now on friday we saw if it ends at schools and polling stations and we saw people bury gating themselves and we expect all this to continue throughout the day here on saturday now cast a line is poised to vote on sunday despite some fierce opposition coming from madrid as the spanish authorities consider this event to be illegal and barcelona where our crew is working right now has been really one of the main centers and the run up to the vote well i just recall what happened here. in the city and the past couple of days. i. think of the yeah yeah yeah.
you. think of. who the who. who was. the old hillbillies said have warned that the activists should leave the sides by six o'clock sunday morning and they were actually instructed not to implement course now this is very important how the catalan regional police will respond and will react to this water as it is regarded as really the key to the success or failure of the plan to vote now at from on friday there was also quite a big rally of supporters shelfer at the referendum on independence we saw thousands of people taking a part and that rally and presence of cattle and actionless soundly has addressed
spanish police officers calling on them to show dignity. pretty. we ask you for a sit back and we all ask you on sunday when you're given orders to block your polling stations so have the dignity to think of your children and your mother's we'll someone democracy just like us sorry we're not criminals us citizens that i want to vote. while the world is watching so. we'll be closely following how the situation develops here in the city of barcelona as well as the region we expect. to see a lot of troy in and see our protests taking place and people taking it to the streets now as you can see behind my back the crowds are only becoming bigger and bigger with gods really young people holding flags so today is really the crucial last day before the vote. ok medina we appreciate you keeping on top of the
situation there for us and sanjay's medina concha never from barcelona. were lured order in the region of cars alone is maintained by catalans regional police force known as most squads are now this replace the spanish police locally almost ten years ago and is controlled by the catalan government consarn forces have been tasked with preventing sunday's referendum from happening however it seems that there are fears in madrid that they may not comply the spanish government has deployed national military forces known as the civil guard to the region to ensure that the vote is stopped some six thousand civil guards have been stationed at ports in the region arriving on spanish interior ministry chartered cruise ships they will stay in the region and till october third the spokesperson for council only as local police force that that while orders will be followed but doesn't necessarily mean anything will be prevented. them or the trust of the one of the
main roles of the police is to guarantee the inner unity of our society in this respect the catalonian police do not support those either for or against the referendum but rather catalonians we have no choice but to obey the decisions of the court and prosecutor's office when it's about control over crowds and public order we need to see what happens in each individual case if we can't prevent something it doesn't mean we don't follow orders but that most probably we can't do anything about it a spanish government says the referendum is intended to break the country many spaniards are also against the idea of cuts alone in independence. people voted in a mock referendum in the spanish conference over a question on the ballot paper was do you want custom lonia to remain part of spain when hundreds of people against council on independence took part as a division in spanish society grows the country's european partners
a lot it's rushing to offer help. but even if even when i mean there's. no reason for them. to. live with an excessive. behind it is better to think about it that if. you should call the either free or not to take sides for their own thought they reverted to and they deploy their sure no but as they say that those measures taken but there are the government goals moderate are not acceptable you mustn't you for the reporters then to do it over it is really a question of done the same things there would be if we did not show scum that would have that issue lucius could the measures everything and no we covered side there's no i would like to do your peer review to differ year old push you to do what you preach your neighbor share negotiate your mission. it has a wave of accusations of turning into
a president of the rich french laid out among all mccrone has said that his latest tuck's reform is aimed at encouraging investment and promoting talent in the country however people we spoke to in paris don't find that saying the reform will work against them. explains how do you know when you know just rich but you won't feel feed me. your fast cars and resources definitely signs the more than a pretty penny to spend right. well not so much in france where the twenty's oh. the rich and famous no longer eligible for tax and that's causing quite a stir if you think this is. i think this is unfair but justice no longer exists in france there isn't a justice system anymore this is the hunger for power of a prince who wants to rule our country how he wants. government is only for the
rich and he doesn't care about the poor we don't have a middle class there are only poor people who work for the rich yes i am outraged and we the young people should protest against this much switching how frons taxes wealth is government change that it wants to do you have the extremely wealthy including tens of thousands of millionaires who fled the country because of the country's old tax system and even though only a tiny fraction of french people pay the old tax money going to own m.p.'s admit they going to face a hard time explaining this. how could i explain this to six year olds who own an old apartment that they will be taxed more than young trader's driving a ferrari so cool that the taxes raised under the old system account sold out by the money that france lost by people trying to avoid it but many people
particularly pension is say they'll be harder hit under the new system and they do you realize they claim that much because government is only for the rich and the super rich charlotte didn't skate ot see paris for this discontent charlotte has just spoken about sparked a number of protests in france denouncing the policies of the president one student protest in paris was noted in clashes with police we spoke to a member of the french left wing party who told us that if nothing changes him across policy his popularity will think. attracting a rich people to invest in france is always a similar agreement by. forgot that france is one of the best country for already the best country for. foreign investment mr marquand was elected with with them to get the coup it was presented by many medias like a new president going to change things and it was
a light because what he's proposing is this same old politics that only been the first beneficiary for the rich are seeing the impact will be that less and less people. believe that. and that is already will go down. to terra campaign syria is two years old today where they can look at what is achieved after this break.
what politicians do sometimes. they put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want. to go on to be cross with the bible before three of them can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters about how. things should. welcome back today marks two years since the russian military operation to defeat terrorism in syria started it's been a huge undertaking. thank
you. well there on the map you can see just how much territory obviously has looked in syria since september twenty fifth the russian defense ministry says eighty seven percent of syria is now free of islamic state all correspondents have been covering the russian campaign from its very beginning. this is the ad based in love hockey from which russian jets launching this against islam ix they tug it's here in syria. whether it's.
the. time the pilots are ready to go it's a moment's notice. it's quite incredible to be standing here in the pulse of the desert and since fifty of . people around the world feed would be reduced to dust in this amphitheater laid down by the romans almost two thousand years ago that isis staged one of its sickest massacres the russian military considers it the crowding jewel of the operation here in syria.
won't come to the government side of aleppo the sees what you see on your way here we're just a few hundred meters away from the frontlines. we're in the palace. and the rebels are pushing into aleppo again. the rescuers are now digging a hole through the rubble looking for the body of a thirteen year old girl. and the did this to. you.
were it's a syrian city reposition overlooking the industrial quarter of that is sort of the battle is said to be theists isis fired back as we filmed shells speak on fooling around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. life even did as ordered is still far from normal but at least they will be starving to death and the more. not always but it's pizza for the former u.k. ambassador to syria who says russia has proved to be an effective force in the
fight against terrorists. the most significant came at the beginning in. october twenty fifth be in the syrian government forces that point really on the road i feel if we're at the gate of damascus. russia coming in leveled the playing field and saved the day for the syrian government you have to remember that before that point with countries and the gulf countries had been sending massive assistance to the slam this force with. regard to consequences or whether that actually helped i feel if the western powers work and saudi arabia were continuing to pour in fifteen to the jihadi forces what russia is going to venture and particularly with
air strikes turned the tide. russia and the us a teaming up for a project to build a space station in orbit around the moon the station will serve as a launch parts of further space exploration including manned missions to mars we spoke to for my s.s. commander liver oil chow tapings and join projects like this one how the nations to improve their will a sions on a. this deep space gateway is one of the key components of the new architecture that is more of a moon centric now and it's basically a node a very small and human tended kind of a space station that will enable us to both explore the moon and also serve as a departure point to go farther into the universe including possibly or hopefully when they to mars we want to go to mars in my opinion i think it makes a lot of sense to go back to the moon first because we want to make sure that everything we sent to mars before we send the crew there is going to work so we
want to make sure habitats work the power sources power generators the rovers spacesuits we want to train crews there the moon is only three days away so if something goes wrong you can get your crew back pretty quickly when the d.s.t. does gives you a lot of flexibility for exploration and i would fully expect all of the partners currently working on the i s s and hopefully new ones as well to come in and cooperate together when we cooperate together in a big simple program like a like a space program that trickles down into other parts of the relationship and that can only be positive. well that's all from me thanks for joining us and daresay you'll thoughts on that day stories by following this on facebook and twitter my colleague kate potter's will be with the at the top of the hour with the headlines . there are some nazis in the city it's not the mass of the h.d.
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in the united states these study drugs have become a public health issue more than a third of american students take them regularly. go to columbia thanks to an exam she took under the influence of. to avoid a disciplinary action she will hide her identity i didn't have any expectations of getting in the essay i wrote was a hot a biography five pages i ended up taking. medicine just it puts you. in a mental space where you can focus entirely why not take a pill if everyone else is doing it to give you a competitive advantage. helping hand that she got told off very easily. a friend of mine prescription for concern and he gave it to us for free i'm probably down like a dozen times or so. and you will see how these pills are almost sold us over the
counter drugs on campus. we walk through the streets around new york university with a hidden camera and. after twenty minutes of searching we come across this student we'll call him joe. seriously. believe it. just doesn't seem to be shocked we ask him if he can soldiers out. friends. like. people like. the student got to prescription from a fairly unobservant doctor. thirty million it's easy. so josh deals the twenty five milligrams that he doesn't use excel just after a few minutes of negotiation he lets us buy one of his pills ten dollars for thirty .