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from the european parliament after refusing to attend a hearing questioning studies about this project. it is great to have you with us this hour many thanks my name's neil harvey and this is our international. the spanish region of catalonia is on the verge of what could prove to be an historic decision with this independence referendum for sunday and tensions are mounting in the region with extra police deployed to the streets and raids to prevent the counting of electronic votes barcelona crowds have been gathering to protest against the upcoming vote throughout the day. and even trade spanish unionists staged the rally in front of city hall to sing singing the anthem of the fascist spanish language party number of protesters also gave nazi salutes
and as tensions mount between madrid and barcelona officials from both sides have been trading accusations that streams. it will. clearly be. are. adopting. you know people who. are against referendum even the editor of the government has crossed a very dangerous red line he has decided to resurrect the burst of franco as. one demonstration amount attempted to actually turn down a pro independence but i know from this town hall but after trying for just over a minute to pull down the sign which read more democracy the protester eventually gave up he's been in the coach of the house more from the cataloguing capital. this saturday as their last stand the crucial day before the referendum on the end dependence of council on a can start and we've seen
a lot of movement in the streets of barcelona and across the region now this morning spanish civil guard raided the center of telecommunications and technology information to switch off applications that will be used to count the votes and we do know that spanish police cordoned off the building now police presence has. been tightened in different areas of the city especially on all the major squares and around school buildings that will be used as polling stations on sunday spanish authorities say that they have already shut down thirteen hundred schools across the region and this is really the half of old schools that catalonia has catalan officials say that they are ready to find a compromise or no we have said to the spanish government that it's still not too late to send a message expressing the will to find a new scenario for the referendum for a whole his government we will be the first to welcome it to say let's talk and
even postpone the october first vote meanwhile this saturday we see a lot of protests here in barcelona mostly people are protesting against the referendum to take place on sunday now we managed to speak to some people and listen to what they have to say. president of spain has been sleeping for the past five years and during that time the government in catalonia has been preparing and fighting for independence and now the president has to act quickly he was going around trying to solve this somehow through. the cold war here franco to the photo they were they bought it but he's not democracy to me. what that thing is what to vote on how to vote it. and i think that votes just kind of democratic but it felt to me if you take it to the extreme it can be an arc east on friday there was some massive rally on plot a spine you know which is also located on the hard barcelona we've seen thousands
of people supporting the referendum mostly young people bringing flags of council wanting and also shouting slogans so as you can see as the date of the referendum draw was a near the splits within the confluence of societies getting more and more avid and with people from all stripes of society taking their views to the streets. i. was. i. the polling stations are defended by so-called neighborhood watch is there comprised of locals supporting the vote they've been given until six in the morning
to vacate the buildings that's only seven hours from now but so far they vowed to stay and make sure the voting takes place sometimes both the buildings and the standing guard there come under attack in one of the schools for example four people sustained injuries to the neck and chest after they were shot with a pellet gun the identity of the assailant has not yet been disclosed another polling station at a secondary school was vandalized friday night four station defenders was sleeping there at the time of the assault is our one of the activists described that attack . e those nights when we were preparing for the votes a group of around twenty people turned up and tried to enter the polling station they started hanging signs writing group feeds the on the walls and provoking us they were hitting things destroying things shouting slogans in favor of spain in favor of spending humidity and against the. mean while in the spanish capital
people have voted in a monk referendum the question on their ballot paper was do you want catalonia to remain part of spain hundreds of people against catalan independence took part in this the division in spanish society grows the country's european partners are not exactly rushing to offer help. to. feel that it is a problem. for them so this is. the latest. gallup. you should cover either fear not to take sides for their effort a referendum and they do pay their share note but as we see that those measures taken but. the government of madrid are not acceptable imagine if that is the end. of it as we are just got done the same things that will be if we did not show scandals will come out the resolutions could the measures everything and now we've got silence no i would like to the european to you to do
a good three or more to push you to do what she would peace. negotiation you should . the spanish interior ministry now says that most of the polling stations which vote organizers had designated to host the referendum have been shut down by the authorities. law and order in the region is maintained by the catalan regional police force none of the squad there are this replace the spanish police locally almost ten years ago and it's controlled by the capital and government and the catalan forces they've been tasked with preventing sunday's referendum from a flea taking place all together but there are fears being expressed in madrid that officers might not just comply with their orders the spanish government has deployed national military forces there for the civil guard to the region to ensure the vote doesn't go ahead six thousand civil guards have been stationed at ports in the region they arrived on cruise ships chartered by the interior ministry and
they'll stay in barcelona until october third earlier on saturday morning a convoy of police vans left the port area heading to the city meanwhile the spokesperson for that alone is the police force says that while the orders will be followed doesn't necessarily mean that anything will be prevented. in the bottom of the top of the one the main rules of police just to guarantee the security of our society in this respect please do not support those either for or against the referendum or the all chatillon we have no choice but to a big 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 probably we can't do anything about it. now syria militants have suffered the most serious losses in the last few months according to russia's defense
ministry over two thousand islamic state and al qaida or extremists including sixteen eisel field commanders were killed in just eleven days according to the ministry russian airstrikes also injured almost three thousand militants among those killed were four hundred citizens from former soviet states they had joined up with the terrorists the ministry confirmed that with the help of russian airstrikes the syrian army will soon drive beisel from the eastern part of dariel. and saturday marked two years since russia launched its air campaign against terrorists in syria our correspondent ragas the f. is reporting on the anniversary in war torn. and this is one of many locations he's been filming for us since the start of the campaign. now on the second anniversary of russia's operation i stand in dead us or a city that was besieged by isis for three years one of the most horrendous sieges
in modern history its people suffered they stabbed and they died yet they now have hope the city is slowly coming back to life but as with all things in syria it isn't that simple. isis still hold the small parts of the city and a few days ago they cut the highway linking did a sword in the middle of this vast desert to the rest of government controlled syria this morning they attacked the airport of their disorder but will force back defeated that it has been a rollercoaster defeats and victories escalations and deescalation seize fives and betrayals certainly an action packed few years.
this is the ad based in love takeo from which russian jets launching their suits he's against islam mix they thought gets in syria. whether it's. in a time the pilots are ready to go it's a moment's notice. in this ad fifty at the lay down by the romans almost thousand 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.
one comes to the government's side of aleppo the sees what you see on your way here just a few hundred meters away from the front lines. where in the. and the rebels are pushing into aleppo again. the rescuers are now digging through the rubble looking for the body of a thirteen year old go. and. if.
it. were is a syrian still 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 stopped . him to death anymore.
and you can see on this map now how much territory eisel is lost in syria since the start of the air campaign most of the terror groups strongholds they fall into president assad's army and according to the russian defense ministry eighty seven percent of syria now is free of islamic state. or. a is. the most significant came at the beginning in candid october twenty fifth in the korean government force to that point really on the ropes i feel we're at the gate of damascus. russia coming in leveled the playing field
and favor the day for the syrian government you have to remember that before that point with countries and the gulf countries had been sending we've been who is land this fourth fifth. regardless of consequences for whether that actually help i feel the west been powered through it and saudi arabia but continuing to pour in fifty and to the jihadi forsooth but russia of intervention particularly with air strike turned the tide. next the g. seven summit in the italian city of turin has received a less than warm welcome after hundreds of angry protesters surrounded the venue. thier clashes broke out
between the police and demonstrators who were voicing their fury at the policies of the g seven economies several arrests were reportedly mate and while ministers discussed prospects for a fourth industrial revolution protests on the streets of turin showed no sign of calming down i think i think thief i think theme for the thief. representatives of the agro chemical giant monsanto now from the european. union on that story.
there are some not. it's not the mass of the voters but you know saying that our culture of atonement. all remembrance of nazi crimes is wrong that's too much it's the attitude of some people in the. which by the way is no in the process of tearing itself hard to. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. the famous.
nor middle of the room sit. back french president emanuel has been hit by a fresh wave of criticism after he cut taxes for the wealthy is response though is to say that this latest tax reform is aimed at encouraging investment and at promoting talent in the country many people in paris though don't agree warning the new leader is already becoming a president for the rich and that the reform will only worsen inequality that dubin skee has more. how do you know when you not just rich but you'll feel feet which.
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 tories of the rich and famous no longer eligible for tax and that's causing quite a stir if you think this is a poor student i think this is unfair but justice no longer exists in firms 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 coolness switching how france taxes wealth his government claims that it wants to 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 robinson 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 my coins government is only for the rich and the super rich charlotte didn't skate ot see paris micron's you can. forms of spot numerous protests across france demonstrations have seen retired workers out on the streets they're angry about taxes on pensions student protesters of anti
youth and sparked clashes with the police. weed killer jar monsanto has been kicked out of the european parliament as lobbyists were banned after refusing to attend a hearing this was about whether secret studies into the safety of months hunter's products were flawed or exaggerated for commercial means or makers also slammed the secrecy that surrounded the studies. how can we be sure of develop deity of the conclusions about to see fifty or otherwise of the life force eight when there is lack of transparency when it is publicly revealed by the latest us court cases that the scientific data provided by the company experts was forced to fight for the globe the m.e.p. that i just mentioned is used by monsanto in some of its weed killers chemists say it can cause serious side damage and that it's toxic to animals and people world
health organization claims that it can also cause cancer again and consumers' association says monsanto is happy to sweep all about under the carpet if it means bigger profits. the stakes for months down are extremely high they have an eight billion dollar industry that they're trying to protect in the united states there are hundreds of people who have gotten cancer from exposure to monsanto's roundup herbicide who are currently suing the company we have a paper trail that goes back to the one nine hundred eighty s. that shows monsanto knew that roundup caused cancer and they have been able to successfully suppress this evidence and it was only until two thousand and fifteen when the world health organization determined that monsanto's roundup was a probable human carcinogen they've been trying to cover their tracks and convince regulators that things should proceed business as usual in the united states and in the european union they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars euros every year to
suppress the evidence that their products are dangerous and to improperly influence regulators and decision makers in parliament or in the congress if it means billions of dollars in sales to monsanto i think they probably would be better off continuing to hide the evidence even if it means being banned from lobbying. you're watching all t. international great to have you with us i'll be back with the very latest news see you at the top of the hour. what do you have for breakfast yesterday why would you put those through the face if your wife. had gone to the marginalia now i did did you do to him.
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the lust for violence behind the rhetoric of anti for the black bloc and the so-called old left about capitalism racism state repression and corporate power is the same lust for violence the two opposing groups largely made up of people who've been cast aside by the cruelty of corporate capitalism have embraced holy war their lives battered by economic misery and social marginalization have suddenly been filled with meaning they. hold themselves up as the vanguard of the oppressed they arrogant to themselves the right to use force to silence those they define as the enemy they sanctify anger they are infected with the dark adrenaline driven urge for confrontation that arises among the disenfranchised when a democracy ceases to function they are separated to sigmund freud wrote of those who engage in front or side by the narcissism of minor difference they mirror each other not only india logically but also physically armed and dressed in black the
color of fascism and the color of death are to correspondent on apparel bell looks at the origins of mt for. you know they show up in the helmets of the black man they've got clubs or they've got everything and. recently there's been so much noise made about and he thought you'd think the movement was something new but it's actually been around for decades and existed all over the world after world war one brought about the end of the german and russian empires in europe was thrust into an era of political unrest as competing idiology has battled for control in russia the bolshevik revolution brought about communism but as fears of communist revolution spread across the european ruling class in germany italy and eventually spain a counterforce took over fascism the us many communist socialist leftists and others fighting for their survival against hitler.