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boy. that's. i. catalonia is hosting rallies closed for and against independence from spain ahead of sunday's historic referendum. tech giants take center stage in the scandal on alleged russian meddling in u.s. elections as google joins facebook on twitter in declaring it will testify to congress. and it's been exactly two years since russia launched its first strikes in bed with
syria we know come watch changed not time. i'm kate partridge and this is r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow thank you for joining us. respond region of catalonia is on the verge of what could prove to be an historic decision with this independence referendum shut you up for sunday tensions are mounting between madrid and barcelona with both sides trading accusations of extremism. if there is disturbance it would. clearly be on the side of those who are advocating the referendum are. adopting nazi like by you know pointing out people who. are against the referendum. if you had better go and win over
a haunted house cross the very dangerous red glowing he has decided super resurrect the best stuff probably could. discuss this issue further i'm not going to live medina question of a boss alone a day not what's the atmosphere like there in the city of the mood. while this saturday is the last and the crucial debut for the referendum on the independence of castle law. now we've seen a lot of movement happening around the region and in the city as well now this morning spanish civil guard read at the center of telecommunications and to acknowledge it or for information to switch off applications that could be used to count the voting on sunday spanish police cordon of the building off but he's presence has been tightened and the city we see increased really is still an old major square is there around to schools in the city those schools them might be
used as polling stations tomorrow now spanish authorities say that they have shot down almost thirteen hundred schools across cats a line and that's almost top of the cools and that region now we do know that some of this citizens in the city or salon to have gathered and neighborhood watch then are staying and sides of the schools and are swapping each other just to prevent the schools from being shut down and to let them stay as calling stations old these measures have been taken by spanish authorities to prevent this referendum from going it had but really it seems that consul line is poised to vote on sunday now to discuss the situation and more details we're now joined live by the professor of economics at the barcelona university elisa. you see thank you so much for joining
us here alive here in the center of barcelona so the spanish civil guard has raided a telecom center and barcelona to prevent voting how would you comment on these harsh stunts ordered by madrid while they are trying to do anything violating fundamental rights they are doing things we called war and they are broken with pages they are blocking internet they are trying to do anything to prevent a referendum to take plays a referendum that was organized peacefully and democratic earlier in scotland three years ago so they are showing their worst face to the wall that very authoritarian face to face that reminds us of of bad things in the past of space while we've heard spanish and catalan officials trading accusations show vote supporters and opponents being like nazis or like former spanish leader francisco franco what does this kind of rhetoric show the independent this movement and the independent this
leaders have been very very careful not to buy analyze nasties and you are not going to listen to any declaration by us independent this leader using the word nasty on the other hand it is true that what has been going on in the last weeks reminds a lot of people in catalonia of the last years of the franco got their ship when the you were by your rights to prevent the opposition to franco is the that are shipped to money for state to demonstrate they have been preventing politico meetings to do to take place they have been closing down and she knows websites they have been doing plenty of things that remind our lot of the last years of franco is the gutter should you have to remind that the transition to democracy in spain was not to rupture but to reform so the whole system of the judiciary. it was
kept in place there where there were not condemnation of the people that have participated in that they got their sheep and we are shot we are seeing now that for instance the leader of the coronel that is in charge of the operation here at grown in barcelona in catalonia from the civil war which is a paramilitary force he's someone whose father was a. what if and when i leave there the people that didn't accept the moccasin da ts and himself himself was like a volunteer for the coup d'etat that took place in eighty one so there's a continued to in the spanish structures and this is showing up now that they have in the spanish constitution the important military force an article article number two that says that the military have the. have the arrow to keep spine is unity and that was something that is nothing other constitutions
in the wall democratic institutions do not happy stipe of articles linking political decisions with military action and that is the that is something very particular and that was something that happened in the transition because it was a reform a continued not a real rupture it was either has been they said it was the it's very. well it's the problem of not to our reforming not breaking up and starting up again from scratch now we've mentioned before that the police presence as has been tightened here in the city and now that he has sent in thousands of civil guard officers to barcelona now what's your impression is this move intended to secure the citizens of council idea or send a message not to vote nah it's clear that it's a threat and they are doing that just to have people have fear and then not to go to the polling stations that's the objective but they are. i think it's they are
not successful in their objective people are not to fret people are want to avoid people want to defend the rights peacefully and people know that we can do you. respond you asked but his government cannot use the force against the seaview population against citizens this is something that is absolutely for be done at that expel them from the democratic community so i think people know that that's just a matter of threat just a matter of making them for for. making them stay at home and not to go to the polls and they are they haven't been successful people are defending their rights and they are great ok thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us here alive from the center of barcelona that was the professor of economics at the university of barcelona. and just to remind you this is really the biggest constitutional crisis spain has seen in dhaka gates and at the moment it really
seems that neither side has ready to somehow backtrack or compromise we'll see what's going to happen tomorrow the day of the referendum on independence of catalonia. but in a question about in barcelona thank you very much indeed thank you. or me while the spanish government says the referendum is intended to break the country many spaniards are also against the idea of catalonia independence. i. think people have voted in a mock referendum in the spanish capital the question on the ballot paper was do you want catalonia to remain part of spain hundreds of people against catalan independence to polish the division in spanish society grows the country human being partners are not rushing to offer help. but they want to see them i mean if. there was a. little the necessity. for leaving
that is not linear thinking about it that it. is you should call the either free or not to take side for their effort a referendum and they do pay their share note but as they say that those measures taken by. the government of madrid are not acceptable you must if they were raised and. do it over it is really a question of done the same things that will be agreed that now shows can that will come out that is delicious for the measures everything and no we cover silence no i would like to do your peer review to differ year old closure to what you preach your neighbor share because she actually she was we are hearing their law and order in the region is maintained by the council on a regional police force known as the most discord to this replace the spanish police locally almost ten years ago and is controlled by the council on government and the castle and forces have been tasked with preventing sunday's referendum from
taking place however fears are being expressed in madrid that offices might not comply the spanish government has deployed national military forces the civil guard to the region to ensure the votes does not go ahead while six thousand civil gods have been stationed at ports in the region arriving on cruise ships childhood by the spanish interior ministry they'll stay in basra until. october the third well earlier this saturday morning a convoy of police vans left the port area heading into the city well meanwhile the spokesperson for catalonia as police force says that while orders will be followed it doesn't necessarily mean anything will be prevented. in the bosom of the gist of the problem the main rules of police just to guarantee the internal security of our society in this respect please do not support those either for or against the referendum or rather the catalans we have no choice but the decisions of the court
and prosecutor's office when it's about control over crowds and public order we have to see what happens in each individual case if we can't prevent something it doesn't mean we don't follow orders but the most probably we can't do anything about it. now google says it will cooperate with us also it is on alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election it's the latest tech giant after facebook and twitter to make headlines in the saga to pin down side interference google will also reportedly conduct an internal probe before it testifies to congress in november or earlier twitter published a report on alleged russian activities on its platform it says it's banned over two hundred suspicious accounts despite failing to link them directly to russia it also took a swipe at our two by revealing confidential information regarding how much this channel spends on twitter and. what the u.s. claims against russia are ranged from using social media platforms to meddling in
the u.s. election to allegations of disrupting the national record football league the n.f.l. the former u.s. congressman and presidential candidate ron paul is skeptical about these assertions . but i think it's a witch hunt that i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to they're very biased against that from him pain so far they haven't showed me an ad that was a that was a pro trump ad 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 and find out 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 well meanwhile the mainstream media are also not letting up in that allegations against small scale and i say n.b.c. has. accused russia of meddling just about everywhere from you have to the middle east on t samir khan takes a closer look at the times. 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'd literally love for the west to break apart well lately it seems that rachel maddow covers russia more than any other topic 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 and five and 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 kind of 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 for the capital 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 something that one too as 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 and there russia for years in this country has actively promoted the secession of. 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 this is our election now 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 they're apparently still working now this summer it's 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. the g seven summits in the italian city of two in received a less than will welcome to hundreds of angry protesters surrounded the venue. clashes broke out between police and demonstrators forcing fury at the policies of the g seven economies for several arrests have reportedly been made and while
ministers discussed the prospects of a force for industrial revolution protests on the streets of turin have shown no signs of calming down. thanks. for going. russia's anti terror campaign in syria is two years old today and we take a look at what is achieved after this short break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around
corporations corporations from washington washington controls the media the. voters elect 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. there are some nazis in the f.t. it's not the mass of the h.d. voters but you know saying that our culture of atonement. our remembrance of nuns nazi crimes is wrong that's too much it's the attitude of some people in the a f t which by the way is now in the process of tearing itself apart.
welcome back french president emmanuel mccraw has been hit by a fresh wave of criticism off the cutting taxes for the wealthy he's responded by saying his latest tax reform is aimed at encouraging investment and promoting talent in the country however many people in paris don't agree warning the new leader is already becoming a president for the rich and that the reform will only worsen inequality in france . explained how do you know when you know just rich but you won't feel feet waves. fast cars and race horses a definitely signs that eve more than a pretty penny to spend right. well not so much in france where the toys of the rich and famous no longer eligible for tax and that's
causing quite a stir is because this is. i think this is unfair but just this 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 some government is only for the rich and he doesn't care about the poor little. have a middle class there only poor people who work for the rich yes i am outraged and we the young people should protest against this not cool switching how front 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 bass. 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 of current sold out by the money that promise and 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 feel reus they claim that my points government is only for the rich and the super rich show that didn't skate off see paris. today marks two years since russia alone states air campaign against terrorists in syria the decision was followed by a diplomatic dispute with washington but the campaign has also seen significant and reference that troops on the ground. i've.
little. will this map shows how much territory i still has lost in syria since the air campaign began most of the terror group strongholds fall into president assad's army according to the russian defense ministry eighty seven percent of syria is now free of islamic state aussie correspondents have been covering the russian campaign from the beginning. this is the ad based in love hockey from which russian jets launching the sorties against islam ix the targets here in syria. whether it's.
the pad it's a 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 outfeed 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 that the crowding jewel of the operation here in syria.
won't come to the government side of aleppo these sees what you see on your way here where just a few hundred meters away from the frontlines. we're in the palace. and the rebels are pushing into aleppo is. can. the rescue as a now digging a hole through the rubble looking for the body of a thirteen year old go. and 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. for more news go to austin meanwhile i'll be back in just over half an hour for headlines.
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