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with the country. number of us media.
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worldwide. a pro independence march in the spanish spanish . it. was. police were forced to intervene to try and separate the two groups independents organizers accused the unity supporters of provocation.
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was. was was. the violence comes ahead of the catalan president's address to the regional parliament on tuesday where some think he may declare independence but society and politicians are split and we need to declare independence to be on the same political level as the spanish state to be able to negotiate a friendly break up in the context in the current context the results of the referendum cannot be taken as an endorsement for proclaiming catalan independence officials in madrid are particularly outspoken over catalonia secession bed and some of the statements have resorted to well that of personal threats. history should not be repeated let's hope nothing is declared tomorrow because perhaps the one who declares it will end up like the one who declared it eighty three years ago
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and the man that was making reference to there is. he was the first minister of catalonia in the thirty's. declared the region's independence back in one nine hundred thirty four when he then fled to france where he was later captured by the nazis and handed over to franco is regime one hundred forty the politician was tried and executed for rebellion. about comparison has sparked a great deal of controversy. he said they don't need to be reminded of that tragedy while the leader of the left wing per day must party accuse the spanish prime minister spokes person of being quote either ignorant or irresponsibly provocative details now from barcelona without his honest austere check. following the crucial referendum of october first the catalan people are holding their breath to see what happens next and no one is indifferent the series of protests have shown the society is split massive crowds have been coming onto the streets in support of
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proclaiming independence as well as those calling for unity meanwhile the catalan leadership seems to have stalled recently calming its rhetoric. the day after the first of october we will start a new period taking into consideration the will of the castle. and do not underestimate the strength of the people of catalonia. of the situation ask for mediation and mediation means that we need a third i honestly believe that we have the right to be heard if. i will make a direct appeal to the european union but what happens this tuesday is keycap slowly as leader karl has pushed him onto the expected to address the region's parliament and potentially declare independence but will he and what happens next let's talk to locals he. to find out what they expect. i think he will declare independence because he has no other option after the referendum one possibility is
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that he'll do it but without immediate effect postponing it until after negotiations. if they really do declare independence it will take time to come into force anyway i don't think there will be independence. i think that they could calmly way to few days quietly think about what they exactly will do. so they must know what they're doing i would like him to stop everything he's incapable of doing. he has to do something it is necessary to show that right soon the half million voters in catalonia that are against what the party that controls the state does. this independence will hurt both spayed and catalonia it took many years to make the country whole and to divide it just like that is absurd i can that it is necessary to show rebellion i do not know if dependence is the solution that's a demonstrates that half of the population is tied up. it's necessary to negotiate
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with the spanish government to find a solution so that the castle people with significant number of the council and people feel comfortable inside spain. think about it i don't think that they will declare independence because they don't have the permission to do that and the government will not allow it. if the state were intelligent it would negotiate a special agreement with catalonia so that catalonia remained inside spain but their mentality ideology and franco ism prevents them from doing that as people wait to find out the direction in which their leaders will take them it's clear that the time for answers has come and clarity on this major crisis is now overdue reporting from barcelona and is this issue for our team. if indeed catalonia does somehow become independent certainly has a long list of tasks to achieve. if
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catalonia were to become an independent country that would presume a new constitution a new election law and a change in the political parties let's remember that about half the population doesn't want to be and independent cut the lawn and that would become the basis for i think a very contentious political division within any new independent country. brussels has made it very clear that if catalonia breaks away from spain they would have to reapply separately to become a new member of the e.u. this would put them in the position of many other countries that our candidate countries now may be cut alone you would be in a position to jump the line because they're already in the e.u. as part of spain and their institutions presume membership in the u. and that means use of the euro as well. as we know is completely useless when it comes to the actual security threats to europe like the
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uncontrolled migration the growth of terrorism with people in cut the law and you want to join nato simply as part of the larger bureaucratic structure of europe maybe so but clearly there are no defense or security needs that cut alone he has that require membership in nato. if catalonia became independent i don't think it would have much of an military establishment to defend itself from home seems to me that the kind of leadership cut the lady has which is very pro european institutions would be. very happy to be something close to a demilitarized state. if it's a unilateral declaration illegally against spanish law nobody took a nobody of importance will recognize the lawyer if on the other hand it's and to go. she added separation with madrid's agreement then it will not be
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a controversial matter for other countries to recognise got a lawyer. the eight largest unions in france are set to come together later in the day to protest against the president's labor reforms the unions are calling on five million civil servants to walk out of their jobs and take part in a one hundred forty planned marchers all across the country he tells now with r.t. is charlotte to. france is poised for a nationwide day of strike action tens of thousands of people are expected to take part all angry about new labor reforms that people say put employees before workers. this is very simple we are rebelling against the laws that micron has prepared these laws go against workers our rights were fought for and won by workers in the one nine hundred fifty s. since then the government's done all it can to destroy what social protections there are in the labor code this government favors businesses and is against
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workers from working conditions to salaries you should know that in the commercial sector seventy percent of employees earn the minimum wage which is very tough this is what we are unhappy about the protests could come i don't worry it's time for the president not good whose approval ratings have already taken a severe beating since he took office accused of being the president of the rich he trying to shake off that image by shelving plans to abolish a tax on luxury items like your thoughts but such gestures are unlikely to achieve much given his recent outbursts over striking workers and i have found you do there are some who rather than wreaking havoc would be better off seeing if they could get a job there because some of them have the right qualifications i will be absolutely determined. i will not give any way not to slackers not to cynics not to extremists
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. to. no surprise the new me in this all serious. well let's be clear who these slackers are according to micron that's us all workers are slackers slackers are the people who work hard to earn a living to feed their family to pay their debts their mortgages this is purely a provocation from the head of state and from the government meaning that slackers wake up every day to go to their inner prices to work the nationwide strike is
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expected to power lies the country hospitals many services are likely to suffer delays with medical staff adjoining the action schools in paris fifty five percent of teachers are expected to strike and seventy schools closing judicial services including some police services for tribunals could also be cancelled as well as a roll off of other services such as the postal service libraries and unemployment sent to airports will also be affected as the country's civil aviation authority has called on airlines to cancel thirty percent of flights charlotte even skiing on c. paris. western backed fighters in syria now say that just a week. away from liberating islamic states one time defacto capital. for the
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effort to push the terrorists out of a city which was once populated by more than two hundred thousand people has left it in ruins here are some of the latest pictures from inside iraq. kodesh led forces launched a military operation against the terrorists in iraq in june they have liberated some ninety percent of the city although i still continues to fight for control of the sense of loss of the old city would be a shoot blow to the terror group but the syrian army now also pushing them out of debt as zoar considered i suppose last stronghold in eastern syria. but the story
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is the focus of most media attention not far from the city or a number of syrian christian villagers which were peacefully targeted by ice so here's the story of one woman whose village was reduced to rubble. islamic state attacked us by surprise at four in the morning. they said leave everything behind because the village is going to be a race to the ground and that's precisely what happened before our rice who watched the smoke rise from our houses. from then on our life as hostages of islamic states started a fate was uncertain everything was uncertain what. they
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call ition planes didn't differentiate when they were bombing they hit i still fighters as well as civilians we were living amongst the terrorists the jets didn't discriminate what we fear most was the aircraft as they were bombing relentlessly. this is the house i lived in as you can see it's totally full of facebook comes under fire for its role in the election meddling votes in the mix of a busy day you have news for you we're back interested. that's true but. the cost of everyday goods will be high
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in other words if you're depending on slave labor in china. folks in the middle east for cheap oil. subsidies given to china. everything in the grocery store is going to be double the price triple the price. seems wrong. to me. to stay active. and engaged. trail. when. we choose to look for common ground.
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with us today for your new. facebook's coming under increasing pressure over the way it was used in russia's alleged meddling of the twenty six u.s. election media outlets some lawmakers accuse the social media giant of not doing enough to investigate the issue facebook's security chief has hit back saying the company must not end up becoming an orwellian style ministry of truth. alex stamos took to twitter to address accusations directed at facebook saying that journalists largely underestimate the ability to filter content for billions of users now his patients seem to have run out when he tweeted that there might be a way to battle fake news if you're not afraid to turn facebook into the ministry of truth so if you don't worry about becoming the ministry of truth with machine
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learning systems trained on your personal biases going to c.z. this type of twitter storm is highly unusual for facebook a company that sticks to very restrained statements facebook has recently come under focused after revealing over three thousand ads allegedly purchased by russian actors during the two thousand and sixteen election totaling to about one hundred thousand dollars now the company is under pressure from all sides with politicians and media claiming that facebook hasn't done enough to stop what they call an influence campaign be useful to understand what the. social media outlets are doing and i was concerned at first that some of these social media platforms companies did not take these threats seriously enough i believe they are recognizing that threat now they've provided us with information from know the answer to this question but it's interesting to me are they a telecommunications platform or are they a news organization however facebook has itself stated that the ads amount to
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almost nothing in terms of total content explaining that campaigns have spent over one thousand times that but that didn't help to calm the storm as i've said before social media giants are now writing reports and releasing statements on russia as a legit activities on social media platforms during the two thousand and sixteen election but they are doing so without proof or evidence to substantiate any of their claims this channel has also been in the spotlight over alleged russian meddling facing the prospect of being registered as a foreign agent in the united states russian officials say they are mulling countermeasures. joined my colleague neil harvey to explain all. the russian justice ministry has sent notices to several american news outlets that are operating in russia one of them actually confirmed this by the way that they may face restrictions according to russia's law on foreign agents here we're talking about at least three news organizations including radio free europe and
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a video channel called current time the question is what does the word restrictions mean in this case and i guess it is fair to assume that the russian authorities may make some amendments to the legislation and then this will lead to a situation the legal circumstances when these news organizations will have to register as foreign agents i'm guessing at this point this might be retaliation looks like it is retaliate as you may well remember the american justice department just recently got in touch with r t america's service supplier requiring it to register in the u.s. as a foreign agent based on a law that dates back to ages ago r.t. america for instance would have to provide the personal details of the staff or share and reveal transcripts of interviews and our editor in chief once again stresses that the amount of and wanted attention and the us to our network
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is just enormous and you don't know until recently new active missions except those targeting our reputation has been taken against us in the u.s. specifically new around if we ever experience the kind of pressure that we experienced today in the u.s. to the point eventually being forced out of the country and i think that's the key with the pressure because ever since these allegations were made of russian into favorites in the u.s. elections this channel has come under an awful lot of pressure you know you remember the report by the u.s. intelligence committee on the allegation. of the russian meddling into the u.s. election seven pages of that report were devoted toward last month's also twitter how to put together a report on the allegations of russian interference and in that document artie's ad spending was put on the same page as internet bots and trolls in the meantime on
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that very same twitter platform the us president donald trump house wondered why the u.s. intelligence committee and the senate have done nothing to get rid of the trolls and us fake news organizations. a new a police unit combating hate crimes on the internet is to be set up in the u.k. the british home secretary says the problem needs to be properly dealt with. online hate crime is complete then acceptable what is illegal offline is illegal online and those who commit these covered the crimes should be met with the full force of the little. the new unit will be run by police officers and has initially been allocated some two hundred thousand pounds in funding its main work will consist of assessing complaints from people who believe they've been the victim of hate crimes online over critics say it will threaten free speech we heard opinion from
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journalist martin somers and commentator paul beyond us the amount of crime this perpetrator of the internet from hate crimes to hate speech even to the recruitment in planning isis uses the internet for is something that we absolutely have to put our arms around that again i wish we didn't have to have this conversation but we certainly do and you know compliments to secretary ride for taking the step front in this in the global community you've got to define it very tightly nobody except for the freedom of speech i could break into swearing now and that would be acceptable for all sorts of reasons and within the society those are groups about language but you've got to be very careful that the norms squeezing out in the debate and i think the reader will have to see how this operates and hopefully it will be done in a sensible rather than a stupid way for example if you can go into many websites and forums and you'll see anything that resembles a heated conversation you'll find a lot of users complaining that their comments have been been blocked and they're
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very angry about the fact that they feel they're being censored so do we need to worry about going too far in that direction it's all about balance we don't want to eliminate the ability for us to have as you are facilitating right now a healthy good solid debate we don't want to do that because they think that damages so many things in our global community but we do need to put our arms around hate speech we've got to actually be realistic and adults about this people are going to have strong opinions but they can't go around threatening groups of people or individuals because that's just not all the principle should surely be that what's already illegal offline should be illegal online for the same kinds of reasons stop. really a big step to have the same rules in boys. dressed in a shark costume was folding file of austria's new book aimed at muslim women wearing the full face and body fail to take
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a look at how things are and up this way. i think to raise some poor and should behave in accordance with the norms of the country and women should have the right to dress how they like we should empower women and not take their liberty and clothing. when we go to then the rates for. we have to go to the what can i say the same here you can't even wear a scarf anymore in subzero temperatures this is getting really absurd and today we're trying to defeat this absurdity. i think we have made up positions clear i'm absolutely at peace with myself about
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