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i. pro unity activists whole rally. in the council on. the same time in favor of secession launch a petition to pressure regional officials into declaring independence. the president is the one that's keeping the world from chaos here. president trump is a force for peace that's the message from the white house says the u.s. leader tweets that there is only one solution to the north korean crisis that.
leaks founder julian assange is a blistering critique of western journalism he mocks the coverage depicting. force meddling in other countries. live from our international news center in moscow this is r.t. i'm you know real welcome to the program our top story the standoff between spain. deep in following last weekend independence referendum protests urging unity and dialogue being held across the country to see a churchman brings us more now from barcelona. this entire square in front of the catalan leader's headquarters is topped with thousands of people dressed in white who are here to call for dialogue they don't want any harsh decisions and steps to be taken let's take
a listen to what people have been saying here the amount that looks like the confrontation it's just right here we cannot just going. to have to show you more trade we don't want to come for sure people can talk. i would want to speak about our programs having already been the case since from the spanish government that we want to do it. with the most pressing i'm told is one the result of tension in our society there are various opinions in catalonia many of us hell no voice we don't want cruelty we want peace peaceful coexistence and with don't want any confrontation was in politicians allison has to confrontation but we don't want it to toni's a peace loving civilized region we have almost coexistence in peace was going on right now is madness and it's no wonder that these people are calling for dialogue and no more confrontation because images of violence like these ones really some shock waves throughout the region here
was was was was would this comes as the latest that we know is that that's one regional parliament is trying to meet on tuesday along with the leader of the cause why did you have cause to god to potentially want the process of them to come to us because this continues to be resisted by madrid to try to get in the way of this by blocking the initial meeting that was supposed to take place on monday but we do know that the talks one leadership did say that within forty eight hours of counting up all the votes of the of trouble first referendum they would go ahead with this process and it does seem that this is still the intention but this is yet another protest of many that have been taking place here throughout catalonia in the last week where we have
seen people protest for independence we have seen people protest against independence now these people are saying let's hold take a break and talk to each other which they think is crucial at this particular moment as sort of this deadline announced by the cats while mr ship is running out so definitely will. wants to watch. a show was that he. was a. guy. was . a. good night. or for its part madrid is continuing to put pressure on the breakaway region as it sees the whole process as a legal spain's foreign minister has warned that catalonia risks becoming an i lost state and now seems like even the leader of the catalogs is softening his stunts in
the face of need for its opposition to. the mother daughter of the day after the first of october we will start a new period taking into consideration the will of the castle and us cannot do not underestimate the strength of the people of catalonia. a woman of the situation and ask for mediation and mediation means that we need a third passes and i get to me i will make a direct appeal to the european union nevertheless the pro independence camp in council only hours launched a petition calling a life already is to stick with this secession ninety thousand people have signed it so far meanwhile calls are coming from catalan officials for president carlos points to speed up the independence process but members of his own party are emphasizing the things must be handled the right way the struggle for independence
unites us but we need to make things right. we have to try not to loose or expel and one from the process well madrid's latest move was to pass a new law making it easier for companies to relocate away from the council only these are some of them several banks energy telecommunications textile companies they have old already decided to move there he excused out of the region the recent business exodus was among the topics we discussed earlier with several economists. i think it's the companies that are genuinely concerned about the break of the lol and more importantly you know completely random the decision of which laws does the government abide to them which ones they don't because this is this produces a significant risk for investment security and for for many other issues.
and he prepared to go new about a republic is not dissing at audio the treaty system leasing the european union or the article money piece and then it would be outside the european union and outside the utah and outside the call of. all the european central bank. although the headline aside ninety percent of cuts alone and voted for independence of the council on a referendum this past sunday these results are quite screwed because estimates at that only forty two percent of the actual cuts learning and population turned up for the referendum and we know there was a lot of controversy as well. global powers fend off chaos on a number of crises including the korean peninsula standoff the war in syria the
white house say there's one man only going all together for world peace i think that the president is the one that's keeping the world from chaos keep the world for five years. totally destroying north korea it would be devastating i could tell you the. devastating. moochers that we are sending and. there's an incredible team around them helping them believe that effort it has never moved us to care about what other countries say north korea will be destroyed and we all know that many of. these had tremendous accomplishments on the international stage iran deal was one of the worst and most one sided transaction the united states has ever and we're going to continue doing that we're going to continue doing that as a team with the president leading that effort to these problems will be. problem
solved. almost all of those statements you just heard were concerning north korea most recently donald trump posted on twitter that previous american presidents have not achieved anything by trying to negotiate with pyongyang he added that only one thing will work appearing to refer to a military solution a u.s. warship is reportedly heading towards the korean peninsula for more drills with. this moment young young house again. american actions the scribing them gangster like moves for domination. a political analysts that we spoke to say there is still no united policy towards coming from washington. we do not see a credible strategy on the part of that on those from administration it is not prepared to negotiate to offer a grand bargain and it does not really have
a credible military strategy at the time at this stage surgical strike against north korean nuclear. capabilities are also very risky such a surgical strike will be opposed by south korea as well as strongly by china and russia and we also know for sure that diplomatic condemnation and economic sanctions are not going to push north korea to give up its nuclear weapons program . almost a year on from donald trump shocked victory in the twenty sixteen u.s. election on russia's still making the headlines just about any issue from the vote like dop trace back to moscow with little or no evidence with all that in mind wiki leaks editor julian the sun just tweeted a mock guide to modern western journalism. story. here is only
to know to become a top mainstream western journalist these days giuliana sun she has just put together the perfect guide for all you want to be media pros first randomly pick and newsworthy event make sure it's one the russians will definitely cover now all you got to do is blame the kremlin for colbert pulling the strings behind that event why well because the russian press was covering it in the midst of the ever growing hysteria of russian particularly r.t.s. meddling in u.s. politics let's see whether songes russian hysteria guide is being thoroughly followed global event brags it made its way across the globe everyone reported in this major global event including russia of course and guess what brags that somehow got added to the list of russian involvement or for that matter any election this past year.
i guess we can solidify house bought on a songes guide really is because even in catalonia that never had anything to do with russia moscow somehow got the blame for the catalans will to seed from spain simply because well russia that's right reported on it and now we're getting to the most important part of the guide the motive which according to songe is of course profit them on c.n.n. constantly like russia the structure of. this rating. when you see the news tomorrow and there is something fishy about russia just remember you already know the formula for that headline axis and ya go r.t. . a media analyst lionel thinks the linking something to russia has become so
commonplace people automatically take it as fact when ever you say the russians weighed in on something the russians have bought ads the russians did something by that inclusion of the word russians you create this snuff arius connection russo full big red scare kremlin baiting suggestion and it has been done with such frequency and such volume that people americans and the news people in particular themselves have big to way to do this they've condition where they don't even ask any questions they don't obey and they have a line they just listen to this the russians did it again did what i don't know so joe you know sancia is absolutely. correct. the russian military its latest round of strikes in syria has killed
a number of field commanders some originating from the north caucasus region of southern russian rock as the of is following developments. one hundred twenty fight is killed just by the russian air force and just over the last twenty four hours the russian ministry of defense says that a good amount of those fighters were foreigners from the central asian republics from various arab countries and countries of the former soviet union and that would be highly characteristic of isis holding to many reports foreign as out number locals syrians within the ranks of isis but many of those casualties were suffered by isis in the vicinity of. this city forty five kilometers south of that is sort of where we are now twenty four hours ago it was the largest city still held by isis in syria now it is perhaps the hottest battleground in syria was fighting
lasting throughout the night and continuing now but the syrians are allegedly in possession of over half of the city more than fifty percent the northern and western side isis is rushing reinforcements to dean obesity the don't expect an offensive of these ferocity but eighty people a.t.g. hardass were allegedly caught in a slew of russian ash strikes as well as eighteen technicals pickup trucks with mounted high caliber weapons nevertheless the fight there continues and isis is still rushing reinforcements. to prevent it symbolic fool hundreds of people have gathered in the capital of afghanistan to protest against the continued presence of u.s. troops in the country sixteen years on from its invasion of story and more of the cup.
despite all the efforts of the central banks to kill the economy by keeping bankers solvent well they should have been declared bankrupt years ago the index is showing that interest rates are going to go higher this means two things number one property market's going to crash and number two bond market's going to crash.
seventy minutes into the program welcome back this weekend marks sixteen years since the u.s. invasion of afghanistan in two thousand and one then president george w. bush accused the afghan government of sheltering the al qaida leaders who must remind the nine eleven attacks that saw the beginning of the so-called war on terror not america's longest running conflict ahead of the anniversary hundreds of people protested in the afghan capital kabul against the continued presence of u.s. troops in the country demonstrators carried on to u.s. and nato signed. seeing afghanistan being occupied by america it comes as the united nations released new figures showing an increase in casualties over the past
twelve months. that he says any for me i was praying in my house and when i saw american helicopters i told my wife and children to save themselves after that i just heard a loud noise and then my house was destroyed six people were wounded including women and children. they destroy our house and our family members wife the americans are killing our women and children every day in afghanistan and they just say sorry it was a mistake. was sitting in a room together and suddenly we had the massive bombardment of village and i was injured. last night on the explosion happened i was near to my uncle and cousins and they're
going soldiers opened fire and a bullet flew about my face i ran in here and came out on the hours later my uncle and cousins were dead so i went to the village to tell everyone and it doesn't get better because fears of even greater civilian casualties are emerging as the u.s. military has decided to relax its rules of engagement in afghanistan across the story for us this hour sing your account. president trump announced a new strategy to the u.s. this sixteen year long war over a month ago which is just outlined by the pentagon chief earlier this week the old rules included. both rules of being under rules of engagement and operating principles included a requirement for proximity of the enemy to be engaged by our air forces so i've removed proximity of med in itself open to the enemy were ever they are found to the nato air support so u.s.
forces will now be fully engaged in afghanistan giving authorization to launch direct off kinds of measures against the taliban previously having only defensive permissions general mattis also announced that the u.s. now fancy place in military advisors in almost every afghan unit we have got to reorganize or our advisors because those units with nato and american advisors when and those without them often do not win so we're going to spread the number of units with advisors but how much of a shift will this really be on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime and afghanistan commander in chief i have determined that it is in our vital national interest to send an additional thirty thousand u.s. troops to afghanistan starting next month we will be able to remove ten thousand of our troops from afghanistan by the end of this year is it going to require
additional u.s. troops who believe it will involve additional forces so far it seems like every u.s. strategy in afghanistan has failed now the taliban still controls or contests forty percent of the country and it's unclear if these new policies will make any difference at all clearly they're not learning anything from the past but i would argue that the system that we are using to. make foreign policy and national security policy is not geared to learning from the past of course as everyone knows the united states was unable to achieve the goal that it set for itself which was to. basically put the taliban movement on the defensive and prevent them from being able to continue their advance now we're seeing united states paranoia trying to do something along the same line with far fewer troops obviously on the face of it it's an absurd idea one cannot fathom how they could
imagine that they could be successful in this. eleven people were injured after a car mine to the pavement on plowed into pedestrians in central london on saturday the incident happened near the natural history museum one of the u.k.'s biggest tourist attractions london's metropolitan police say it was a traffic accident not terror related the driver has been detained and is now in custody and earlier i discussed the situation with terrorism expert and consultant david lowe he says despite today's false alarm the u.k. should be prepared it's remain at a heightened security level for the forseeable future. the u.k. has been on savaii which is the next highest level been the now full three years. and i suppose really it's a sad state of affairs but we're having to get used to this you know it's sort of being prepared for tax obviously today's you know like a motor vehicle accident but it makes sense if you like to start
a high level and to treat it like a terrorist incident it does make sense to do that it's easier than scale it down rather than having to scale and investigation of puts and i think this this is chris is quite important i think also looking at security of crowded places i mean for example with say the manchester itzhak you know how far do you help us security code because don't forget. the bomber came from outside in towards the entrance towards the end of the council. political opposition marches have been taking place across russia they were called by kremlin critic and blogger alexina i spoke to nikki on about it. around eighty cities across the country scheduled to be holding these rallies today mostly mccauley a birthday gift to the russian president is today that may pierce and celebrate his sixty fifth birthday and perhaps in a plot to spoil the day position figure alexina valley had called for these
nationwide protests now here in moscow we store turnout of around seven hundred people and a small number of people were detained that's now over those people have been released now what i should point out is that not all of these rallies have been authorized by the author. is something you need when you bring together a large number of people for safety concerns traffic regulations and things like this so while police have been present at these rallies they've launched been there to ensure that everything remains peaceful so yes so far no violence in the one of the biggest turnouts was op north or was that in some petersburg that's one of the biggest turnouts was in st petersburg up to a thousand people reported to have been at that rally now that's officially over although still quite a lot of people on the streets so some petersburg now as a result police say dozens have been detained for violating traffic regulations after we saw some confrontations protesters attempted to block police access also police and were forced to issue warnings after
a number of protesters use force to break police blockades now what's interesting about this rally in some petersburg is that the is that alexina valley actually told his followers on social media that this was an authorized event however city of daraa cities say that they did not grant permission for this to take place so maybe some people have turned up to this this rally thinking it's legal when perhaps it's illegal ok we're back with the leaders on the couple. of the top of the hour you're watching jugement. i do not know if the russians still. hacked into john podesta e-mails and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has not provided credible to support his claims of russia i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing three months before the revelations provided by edward snowden he
denied that the n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale surveillance of the us. the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an echo chamber for government claims that cannot be verified you 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.
support and the fans those who want to do a sim. with chris. it appears the political ferment is dormant in the united states this is incorrect the idea is that sustain the corporate state are swiftly losing their efficacy across the political spectrum the ideas that arise and take their place however. the right has retreated into christian fascism and a celebration of the gun culture the left knocked off balance by decades of fierce repression in the name of that a communism is struggling to rebuild and to find itself popular revulsion for the ruling elite however is nearly universal it is a question of which ideas will capture the public's imagination if a nonviolent popular movement is able to idia logically disarm the bureaucrats civil servants and police to get them in essence to defect nonviolent revolution is
possible but if the state can organize affective and prolonging violence against to send it spawns reactive violence or what the state calls terrorism violent revolutions usually give rise to revolutionaries as ruthless as their adversaries whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster friedrich nietzsche wrote r t correspondent on your part and paul looks at why nonviolence was such an important tactic in the civil rights movement. both the unrest has always played an important role in the struggle for civil rights peaceful tactics are vital to the movement as well in one thousand forty two a man named. james farmer began a sit in at the jack sprat coffee shop and mobile alabama in protest of unequal treatment of black customers who were made to wait and charge higher prices for their donuts and coffee farmer and his friends sat in the.