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from moscow to the world this is our international my names you know neal good to have your company our top story this hour syrian government troops have liberated the city of my. state is according to the russian defense ministry with the details earlier here in the studio here. oh my dean is one of the last remaining eisold strongholds so the liberation of the city is likely to come as a major blow to the terrorist group fighting a military source the sun the news agency has reported its soldiers are now driving the remaining jarvis out of the city while work is underway on relieving land mines and booby traps left behind by the militants fighting lies in the province situated
just south of the provincial capital and this area has witnessed some of the fiercest fighting between islamic state and syrian forces as government troops battle to push the islamists out syrian army troops successfully reached the outskirts of al my earlier this month effectively trapping isis in the city and of course the russian forces have been actively supporting syrian troops to where the russian naval task force launching cruise missile strikes one terrorist positions in al my dean while dozens of militants have been killed in a series of russian air strikes across the province in recent weeks and all this comes just one day off the russian general staff announced that islamic state now controls less than eight percent of syria you see a major successes of the syrian troops but going to. less than eight percent of syrian territory. controlled the rear of the russian or simply will continue its operations against. terrorists with the principles that are completely eliminated
the liberation of diem means that islamic states presence in syria has shrunk further leaving the group wounded and most crucially more vulnerable perhaps the perfect time for government troops to intensify its anti eisel campaign. middle east analyst and more what car how long he believes it will take to liberate the remaining eight percent of syrian territory. it will take some time but major city after a major city is forming and this is very significant of the had been divided as a city between those assyrians who did not want to or not accept basically to go under control and. so the lines in the trenches and everything are very much stiff doesn't have apparently this divide within the city the syrian army having crossed the euphrates
a little bit south of daters or is now heading north back on the other side of the euphrates the eastern bank and is in circling those forces from behind so this would also hope for the speed of the appearing of the resort itself but would also take some time just on another aspect to get your thoughts in a city of iraq north of for king of the mosque in in eastern syria that's where the u.s. backed anti ice law peroration is ongoing that russian military has said that the coalition is using the wrong tactics as they're trying to destroy the city's water supplies which could of course impact greatly on civilians your thoughts on that aspect well yes i mean we're hearing a lot of reports. in the bombing of the american since this operation started four months ago. hasn't been very accurate the united states policy has backfired and they are forcing somehow. to even if they do not do not necessarily wish so to hide
behind civilians you know they haven't been very clever about this. to another over a headline stories the historic nuclear agreement with iran is in jeopardy after president trump announced he won't certify to runs compliance with the deal is this comes this bite the global nuclear watchdog as well as u.s. and european officials saying iran is keeping its side of the accord. we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence more terror and the very real threat of iran's nuclear breakout importantly iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal the move means the u.s. congress now has sixty days to be assigned whether to reimpose sanctions against iran as well as come up with new legislation to try and amend the nuclear deal but
if those negotiations fail trump says' the deal will be terminated which risks undermining the fragile balance to nuclear deal a secure here's why the american president might be considering ripping up the agreement. four reasons why trump needs to pick a fight with iran. after all his policy flip flops he needs to stand firm on something iran will do just to save face threat posed by iran whose chief exports are violence bloodshed and chaos all nations of its most work together to isolate. the. washington's also getting worried by iran's growing influence in the region iran has been allowed to run wild throughout the middle east for the last eight years. but let's not forget money iran the evil enemy helps is so
a lot more weapons than the compliant partner investments in the united states and our military. community is very happy for the thank you. and the cherry on top rushing iran means pleasing it close friend israel common. as will face from iran for decades iran is. threatening the region and causing so much of by alliance with its soldiers. i want you to know how much we appreciate. the. an american policy on iran which you enunciated so clearly it's very hard to say what his what his goal is his is he trying to go to iran into taking some actually really the pressure on trial is coming from is his biggest sponsor is financial sponsors and
fundraisers and they are absolutely all virtually ready for war with iran. leaning president responded to donald trump's claims by saying it's not up to any single leader to make decisions about a global agreement. this is an international multilateral deal that has been ready fight by the un security council it is a un document is it possible for a president to unilaterally discern a fight this important international deal apparently he's not in the know it is not a document between iran and the us so he can't treated the way he likes. it took nine years of tough negotiations before the deal was finally reached in twenty fifty although the standoff over iran's nuclear activities stretch back more than a decade and was widely regarded as one of the world's most urgent crises and it wasn't only the u.s. that painstakingly negotiated the terms it was the combined efforts of russia china
britain france and germany to the u.s. secretary of state has been trying to rally european allies over trumps. but so far they have mostly reacted angrily. i fully expect that our allies and friends of europe by the region are going to be very supportive of president of the united states as many posts not this one it is not a bilateral agreement it does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it we cannot afford as international community as europe for sure to dismantle and nuclear agreement that is working and delivering especially now this is a difficult and in our view dangerous signal that the agreement with iran has shown for the first time that it's possible to prevent war through negotiations with the destruction of this agreement would mean that others around the world would no longer rely on such treaties it's therefore a danger that goes far beyond iran we in europe germany france the u.k. and the e.u.
we stand by this agreement with iran and we want to preserve the agreement i think it will will further estrange our relations with our european allies it will draw them closer together and i think actually closer to the russians and the chinese just things stand now the iranians have the support of the russians the chinese and all of our european allies it's washington this isolated. ukrainian nationalists have been marking seventy five years since the creation of the ukrainian nationalist insurgent army in the capital here. the army was founded during the second world war in one thousand nine hundred forty two and collaborated with nazi germany during the conflict against the soviet union and one nine hundred forty three d. insurgent ukrainian forces adopted a policy of must secure expelling the polish population from ukraine which poland
later cleared. out it's also believed the army was responsible for the killing of ukrainian troops. austria's right wing nationalists are once again in contention for a place in government we get into that further for the. manufacturer to send to the public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the final go round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick.
twelve minutes into the program welcome back russia is concerned about the expansion of america's antiballistic missile systems stating it's pushing the war into a new arms race the russian defense ministry put forward its fears of a joint briefing with china at the united nations according to data compiled by
moscow there are sixty u.s. counter missiles in europe and around one hundred fifty in the asia pacific region but the total number is expected to grow to one thousand in the next five years. well a part of russia's concern is over the so-called prompt global strike system the russian defense ministry says that the u.s. is closely working on the project adding it would not require new to our weapons but would be just as destructive but more is jacqueline booga. if you didn't think the world was scary enough this might just push you over the edge the russian defense ministry says that washington is one step closer to developing a prompt global strike system the pentagon as a step closer to the development of approach global strike system such systems are designed to achieve the same results as nuclear weapons so let's break down the jargon problem global strike or p.t.s. is a system that can carry out
a person guided conventional air strike anywhere in the world within an hour conventional air strike implies dropping projectile such as barrels or steel pipes from high altitudes and high speeds and anything release from the height of over one hundred kilometers instantly turns into a deadly bomb thanks to the gained momentum and explosion equal the power of a nuclear one except no fallout they even coined a term for kinetic bombardment and here's the kicker kinetic bombardment is not prohibited by either the outer space treaty or the anti-ballistic missile treaty if that's not worrying enough wait till you see the report penned by a congress think tank earlier this year it's packed with possible drawbacks to the system saying that it could in fact prove destabilizing in a crisis for a number of reasons for example the report mentions the possibility of the us as adversaries taking the p.d.s. launch for a nuclear strike which could trigger a nuclear response and of course once one world power obtains a prompt will start system everyone will be racing to be the second pushing the world into
a new arms race there are concerns by countries that. prompt global strike would allow another country to do a strike on another country without using nuclear weapons as a way to take advantage of these new technologies and that's why that you're seeing this arms race either we need a new agreement between countries or we need to figure out a way to ban any kind of weaponization of space that would not be good for world security and again is just causing another cold war type arms race. austria's right wing is once again in contention for a place in government ahead of sunday's vote poll suggests the strong showing for the anti immigration freedom party now that grouping is currently in second place as you can see here from our latest polls i don't front is the center people's party now its leader on current foreign minister said bussy encourage says' if he becomes chancellor he will end power sharing with the social democrats and then
seek a coalition with any of their party including perhaps the right wing with with. a strong. stance now the latest results in austria are only adding to concern over the rise of populism the heart of europe in france the staunch immigration hardliner and nationalist marine le pen was a leading contender in this year's presidential election then of course last month germany saw a right wing party enter parliament for the first time in nearly sixty years and austria might be about to follow suit. that get sold them boarded. up first of all the us senate and the gold. bushies the schip bill of rights.
there is a history of frustration with the established political parties during the global recession and twenty nine europe in austria where he hard until one of these with the stream of migrants in twenty fifteen all that enormously increased popular discontent. following events in austria forests. there's a lot of intrigue over whether or not the right wing freedom party will do as well as its sisters elsewhere in europe in france and in germany former fringe parties making it big on the political scene the us skeptic anti immigrant freedom party is seriously complicates things for the leading center right people's party the v p o v p started to harsh in its agenda to attract voters i'm here to pro freedom party rally the last one before sunday's parliamentary election in which the party is
expected to come second many here accuse one of its main rivals of stealing some of its proposals and if nobody is coming into the country without registration without a passport no one should be allowed to enter austria i list we will do everything possible to stop illegal immigration i am asking that social benefits for non austrians be significantly reduced. we'll do everything we can to end the abuse of our social welfare system by immigrant the people's party has always been the pro european party quite conservative and now they're a copy to the nation those program after freedom party they're now trying to be like the blue party they're trying to be against foreign. multicultural things that's copy paste party because of freedom but it was successful and so far it's working well for the people's party with its new young
leader sebastian kurtz at the helm presenting himself as a bold reformist and not shying away from bowing the policies of the controversial freedom party it's slated to win sunday's parliamentary election some expose suggests curt's might even approach the freedom party to form a coalition government not least of all because of its fallout with its previous partner the social democrats i don't think that a big coalition the collision between conservatives and social democrats will come again because no. i think there will be a change people want change people will vote change the european political landscape is shifting with parties that were on the fringes wielding ever more influence r t v. changing gears now one of the world's largest defense for young people is underway in russia the nation's capital is welcoming the nineteenth world festival of youth and students so we'll be bringing you all the highlights over the coming week. i've seen and you can bet that after
it oh well i just need this to write not an unforgettable feel for you have the days while dyson dowsing on tell you something you stupid is in the you and you didn't move out of the spirit in one you get up mickey d. i do mean it up now and it's no good. well a colorful fireworks display lit up the skies marking the opening of this year's festival in the russian capital earlier thousands of students printed through the city center and artie's caleb i've been spoke to some of. the crowd of young people have come out and they are not deterred by the bad weather it may be raining but they are here to march through the streets of moscow and celebrate unity of use of the world thirty five thousand students both russian students and students from around the world gathered it was a very carnival atmosphere with with parades and floats decorated to to look like
different countries and represent different countries all of it representing how sixty years ago the world festival of youth and students was convened here in moscow in one nine hundred fifty seven now we were actually able to speak with some of the young people from around the world who participated in the festivities in the carnival atmosphere in the parade i'm feeling the energy all fuel that and the people they're so excited and happy and i'm happy to do it's great to learn what's going on in the world and not only in your own community so to be here and to share our view of the world and to experience this culture shock that's enriching for us all students from different countries that dell continues to bring to wall to me to try to be one has time to try to de talk to go beyond the politics and the joe's seat and talk to understand each other as human beings do steps like that maybe world peace because that we could have done some big it's wonderful being here
what's coming. if it is the world festival of use and suit students in sochi sochi is where the action will really be happening as we'll see thousands and thousands and thousands of young people from around the world gathering in sochi for this festival now a lot is going on in the city of sochi different pair for this huge gathering of young people that are that are coming from around the world that kicks off on sunday so let's take a look at what's going on in sochi as they get ready for this huge international gathering promoting the ideals of peace and international cooperation between the youth of the world.
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welcome to on contact today we discussed the nature of policing in the united states with sociologist alex batali policing is about a war footing that the public or large segments of it are the enemy to be controlled and that the way you manage social problems is through more firepower. with chris hedges the so-called professionalisation of the police the standard response to police brutality has always resulted in more resources militarized weapons and money given to the police it has been a company at the same time by less police accountability and greater police autonomy to strip citizens of their rights as well as the expansion of the use of lethal force our national conversation on race and crime is based on a fiction it is the fiction that the organs of internal security especially the judiciary in the police can be adjusted modernized or perf. the laws to make possible
a post racial america we discuss issues of race why would nor in the economic bureaucratic and political systems of exploitation all of it legal and built into the ruling operad us that are the true engines of exploitation racism and white supremacy no discussion of race is possible without a discussion of capitalism and class and until that discussion takes place despite all the proposed reforms to the criminal justice system the state will continue to murder and imprison poor people of color with impunity r t correspondent on your part and tell looks at the expansion of police powers. gone are the days of water hoses the tongs and police dogs though those images were startling enough today police forces around the country look like full fledged armies the riot cop has evolved quite a bit over the last years with the billy clubs now replaced with shotguns and
that's no accident police departments around the country are equipped with military equipment thanks to the federal government the white house says over five billion dollars worth of military equipment has been transferred to state local and tribal police forces nationwide including m. sixteen than m. fourteen bayonets night vision goggles armored truck and mine resistant vehicles this is all thanks to the ten thirty three program established by the national defense authorization act of one nine hundred ninety seven it allows for the federal government to ship weapons of war to domestic police departments this is not only used to suppress public demonstrations it can also show up in your private home through swat raids according to the a.c.l.u. seven percent of such raids are usually to resolve hostage crises while seventy nine percent every the. are conducted over search warrants often drug related in
one nine hundred ninety five there are about thirty thousand swat raids conducted in the united states or about eighty two a day by twenty fifteen there are at least one hundred thirty six swat raids a day on private american homes according to the a.c.l.u. during these intense raids weapons or drugs are found about thirty five percent of the time this year in the trumpet ministration announced it was rolling back restrictions put in place by the obama administration on the ten thirty three program though a report from the g.a.o. already found the limits had largely been ineffective to begin with and we will save taxpayer money in the process there's not a dollar to waste and we're not going to waste we're not going to allow a quick no longer needed to be sitting idle when you could be using it meaning this trend of police militarization is only going to continue. thank you anya i'm joe.