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international madrid is preparing to start the procedure to deprive. me. of the region's declaration of independence. with. russia. leaves scratching their heads. for the president of russia's twenty eight election.
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protests. you can see here. on. headlines live from moscow from all of us here with international a very warm welcome to you. we do start this hour with the breaking news the spanish government is planning to discuss. the procedure of triggering article one fifty five which revokes. status the statement follows the latest confirmation in a letter today sent to the spanish prime minister that the region's declaration of independence was not cancelled but rather suspended. this is pension remains in place if the government insists on preventing dialogue and continues its repression
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the catalan parliament may go ahead if appropriate with a formal vote on the declaration of independence this came after spain demanded that the capital and leader clarifies the region's position over independence by monday that it did not happen now another deadline for the cattle and later to proclaim whether the region will break away from madrid well that expired today as manager prime minister has demanded on numerous occasions one simple answer. we formally require the catalan government to confirm it has declared the independence of catalonia after the deliberate confusion created over whether it has come into a fresh implement it's not difficult it's just to answer a simple question have you declared the independence of catalonia or not the referendum on independence was held on the first of october with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of succession at the dates or scenes of violence as police exerted brutal force against voters spain has seen massive protests since then in
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fact are thousands of supporters took to the streets of barcelona on wednesday night we discussed the issue with professor william alanson the former british diplomat he believes the standoff between madrid and the region is actually more likely just a war of words the central spanish government is being too heavy handed sort of game of semantic poker and it's charged with emotion and that's dangerous what is independence what is a declaration and that's also very much a legal question now when you've got such flexibility then the madrid government should be extremely careful about bringing down the guillotine and then in a sense threatening the whole population of catalonia with. harder methods which would be very dangerous because that would lead to a knock on effect if you like to me to affect in other parts of europe the need to
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understand the meaning of diplomacy. russian a t.v. personality and fashion magazine editor send your sob jack has left some scratching their heads by announcing her decision to run for president in of russia's twenty eight election earlier i discussed the celebrities decision with artie's nikki air . well can see any subject is quite the modern day media darling she's a reality t.v. presenter a socialite of fashion magazine editor she even modeled for playboy so i think that the russian paris hilton if you like and she has quite a loyal following here she is very popular and now she wants to extend that influence into the world of politics has her campaign video yes i will see. and now like any other russian citizen i have the right to run for president and i decided to use this right because i'm against the people who've been using this right so far whatever they promise whatever they're calling for we are against it against
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them all of them now stop talk says that she wants to be allowed to speak of the people in russia who are fed up with the lies the corruption the theft of their leaders seemingly taking cues from the playbook of one opposition figure electing novelle in the who she said she respects and also looks up to quite a lot it's now this is totally constitutional any russian citizen not backed by a political party has the right to register as an independent presidential candidate as long as they collect more than three hundred thousand signatures and that's very possible given her loyal following a legion of fans here in russia so. connection to politics would be well if she happens to be the daughter of the former mayor of st petersburg you know he's a man that once gave a job to a man and you know as lattimer putin in fact he was described as the mentor of putin in those early days and now given that a subject is seen as quite rebellious she's never shied away from airing her political views in fact in two thousand and twelve she even attended opposition
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rallies but unsurprisingly her family's connection to have landed near putin has brought much skepticism to her decision to run for the presidency alexina valley himself is called subject a kremlin stooge bought into simply lend legitimacy to what would otherwise be votes he's also school interests just you know as should. the celebrity trying to profile trying to get more media likes more facebook likes than follow is so this is something that has denied she said that she would even step down if nirvana himself can run for presidency now for commentators like ourselves this is added a little bit more intrigue and excitement into the coming elections in march because she would of course be the first fame else to run for president in fourteen years and also i would still get to find out whether vandermeer putin himself will decide to run for another term so at this point you know it's not totally outlandish to say that a former playboy model could be the next leader of russia. florida's governor has
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declared a state of emergency ahead of a rally of white nationalists on thursday among the speakers at the event will be richard spencer who was one of the organizers of all costs far right rally in charlottesville virginia which saw one person killed and nineteen injured now at florida university where the rally is taking place plans to spend about half a million dollars here on additional security measures we understand the bus routes have also been changed and various neighboring buildings have been closed down as well in fact counseling is also being offered to those are worried by the rally where almost three thousand people have signed up for an anti spend so event posted on facebook activists also launched a petition to ban the rally with several thousand signing it the state is all over potential violence between supporters and protesters the event has again raised the issue of social divisions in us society american media is linking the rise of these
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divisions on hate crimes to donald trump's presidency with several research groups supporting a suggesting a spike since his inauguration however in some cases so-called hate crimes have actually turned out to be deliberate provocations as miguel francis santiago now tries to explain. seems like there's been a lot of talk about hate crime in america i mean it's just pop culture these days to be a victim isn't it in new york a jewish man reported to the police that swastikas were spray painted on his home i was horrified i thought to myself what i had to do something crazy like this and guess what it was fake according to local jewish leaders mr king wasn't even jewish himself local authorities didn't know that a falsely reported hate crime is just as bad as a real crime but it doesn't end there a professor at the indiana state university claimed he was receiving and muslim threats via e-mail he also told the police that at university he was physically
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assaulted now this sparked a frenzy throughout the campus the university doesn't tolerate intolerance if someone has experienced an intolerant act either in person or by e-mail or by phone we encourage them to report it to law enforcement but oh no they all wound up over nothing but another hoax the investigation didn't find any witnesses to the us attack and later the cyber department found out the professor himself sent out those muslim hate mails based upon this to geisha there is no belief that hussein was trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of ons in muslim threats which he had created himself playing the victim when in the me hind bars and here is one more case for you joshua will call the police to report a stabbing because the attacker in his own words mistook him for a neo nazi. apparently i looked like a near nazi and got stabbed for it luckily i got my hands up to stop it so he only
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stabbed my hand. but what really happened is joshua bore a pocket knife at a nearby store and accidentally stabbed himself in the arm so he came up with the way to hide the embarrassing situation by playing the victim of a hate crime and sometimes it gets as weird as this earlier this month a michigan state university student found a new saying on her door and immediately thought it was an act of intimidation and reported to the campus authorities i want to be clear this type of behavior is not tolerated on our campus and nooses is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in america well it turned out to be a tad more innocent turns out the news that was found hanging outside a dorm room was actually just a leather shoes life and as he says the shoe lace and its match found outside the dorm were packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose one of the most powerful of emotions one of the most powerful and frankly
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one of the most destructive emotions is the idea of victimhood certainly there are ways to even get money from the government for being a victim there are ways to get other benefits for being a victim and so they gather there's definitely something to that and i think that is incredibly destructive i would say that the first answer a wiser or such a rising fake a crimes is that they want to scrap it dollars there's whole they're invested in this narrative that donald trump is responsible for creating this wave of hate crimes because he's emboldening the racist he's a racist himself he's a white supremacist according to this narrative by the left so therefore they want to show that he's a bold in these races so therefore they want to publish that crimes to make it seem like that's the case. fifty eight people have reportedly been arrested in israel during a series of draft demonstrations organized by an ultra orthodox jewish group they've been protesting the imprisonment of two students accused of being draft dodgers and
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one female officer. was even forced to push back on an angry crowd by herself was. was was was was was was was i. was i. was i. was. i was members of the jewish minority are exempt by law from serving in the israeli army and in september the country's supreme court struck down this legislation making it more difficult for the ultra orthodox to evade conscription leaders of this group say that those eligible for investment
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and in particular students studying religious texts should focus instead on preserving jewish religion. also if you still on the way here on your program on this though if they were naughty international we are back in just a few. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the. early show i go out of my way to. the really. is the john oliver of americans doing the same. apparently better than. i see heard of. the night i'm president of the world bank so. send us an
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e-mail. in case you're new to the game this is how. the economy is built around. washington washington. business to run this country business if. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done. with us today here on our team international in afghanistan two suicide bombers and a number of gunman targeted a military base in kandahar province the country's ministry of defense has confirmed forty three afghan soldiers were killed and nine injured with ten militants eliminated afghanistan a base journalist. has details. the ministry of defense has issued
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a statement saying last night around two fifty attackers targeted a base in the district of maya one killing at least forty three soldiers wounding nine six of them are missing and clearly these sort of attacks or a huge blow to the morale of the afghan national security forces if these attacks are only increasing this is the third attack this week in which the taliban have used onward how vs packing them with explosives and driving them. against major military bases i think what we're seeing is a very deliberate shift of strategy on part of the militants almost for a year or so now where they're taking the fight to cities and creating another headache another front for the afghan government and its international allies the taliban still controls a huge portion of the country's territory despite efforts by the afghan and
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american militaries to neutralize them in sixteen years the group has actually gained a number of provinces since the start of twenty seventeen the terrorist group has carried out several deadly attacks. professor of history and international relations specialist jamal wakim believes that with the taliban recovering the u.s.
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is losing control over the ongoing situation in that country but. unlike other terrorist groups it was for a time and political party and it was the ruling party in afghanistan that the whole country so i believe the fall of the surgeon and they are targeting. afghani police. are on the off what it did that was imposed by american occupation and i've got this down and this of course undermines american control of this country. the french parliament has adopted a controversial anti terror a bill handing increased powers to the security services the new law has drawn criticism from various rights advocates who fear it might civil liberties police will now have a greater ability to search houses and to conduct stop and search operations on the streets and the law also allows the wiretapping of communications including telephone and e-mail. officers will also be free to close various places of worship
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if they believe someone is preaching terror related ideology is that the architect of the lower as president himself who says this is a simple alternative to the current state of emergency closure to a hopeful sona secure the anti terror draw flow on the reinforcement of internal security has been adopted by parliament three majority and will come into power on november the fust when the state of emergency exit is the state of emergency was effective however we've seen in recent months that unfortunately doesn't protect us from the reality of certain attacks because any state of emergency can't protect us and totally we're just a threat it crosses a state of emergency is to be lifted on the first of november it was is seared following a number of deadly terror attacks in the country just for a moment let's take a quick look back at times. the
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controversial new law has been making headlines with many slamming it as endangering basic freedoms while we gauge reaction on the streets of paris. you know almost. no i don't agree with it and i'm sure we can do things differently i don't think it is the way to solve the problem of terrorism. i think when you look for something to have real reasons for doing so me personally am not against it. but i really don't think it will help to fight any terrorists it will only harm personal freedom has now believed it is designed more to control the people.
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normally the more your point i think we were to have the means to control people there are already laws in place we know we are in the control and i phones are being monitored if they were now be able to get into our apartments i don't believe the goal is fighting terror the united nations also raised objections over the anti terror bill and said the measures if implemented would limit freedoms in french society and warned of possible repercussions we discussed the new law with political analyst don glazebrook and former m i five intelligence officer an emotional. the state of emergency was passed because of the appalling attacks but that was anything to be for a limited time what maicon a sting is now codifying the same terms and putting it forever into french law i think they've expanded the stop and search powers around a major transport hubs and also this idea that they can close down centers mosques places religious worship if there's hints of radicalization but there's no proof
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required for that closure and that is quite concerning as well because of course what is radicalization at the moment of course everyone in france is focused on the concept of islamic radicalization but what if that term spreads what if there is mission creep so that someone who protests against the government is deemed to be a radical and you know their work may close down if you don't deal with the root causes which is the brutal foreign policy on the one hand and then the alienation of entire communities due to your systematic institutional discrimination and racism on the other hand if you're not going to deal with those even the most vicious police state will not be able to stop there being some people who decide to to lash out unfortunately at the you're never going to be able to keep your population one hundred percent safe because your whole farm policy is about certain fire to two other countries. thousands rallied in mogadishu on wednesday to decry the perpetrators of the worst terror atrocity in somalia's
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history a police fired rubber bullets to keep protesters away from the side of the bombing . i. was. more than three hundred people were killed and some four hundred. more injured in saturday's explosion of truck bombs in mogadishu officials believe an al qaeda affiliated group al-shabaab may have been behind the attack they say it might have been carried out in retaliation for u.s. that operations in the country in fact for the last twenty five years the pentagon has rotated upwards of twenty five thousand soldiers just in that region and some members of the somali community in america i've responded to the mogadishu tragedy
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criticizing the white house for us lack of response. i call it our nine eleven nine eleven all samadhi people we are also questioning our own president trumps. lack of response if this attack has targeted people by their faith or other races we believe he would have made an immediate comment on his social media or in the others former state well i wonder well known politician did react promptly though addressing last week's deadly explosion in the u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson had this to say about the battle of mogadishu risk to get a whole house we wish to join me in condemning the atrocity in mogadishu on saturday which claimed at least two hundred eighty one lives those who inflicted this heem this act of terrorism on a thriving capital city achieve nothing except to demonstrate their road we could lose so no strange comments there those some of boris johnson's recent remarks have certainly been well deemed by some as our right gaffes his latest comments on libya
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even prompted some to call for his resignation. but johnson isn't the first politician to infer that recent war zones and investment shouldn't be a profitable combination africa has tremendous business potential have so many friends going to your country is trying to get rich i congratulate you and spending a lot of money in south sudan for example documents leaked to the guardian newspaper over the summer revealed that cigarette giant british american tobacco made plans to launch itself that just two days before south sudan gained independence from the north off to years of civil
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war and millions killed the u.k. serious fraud office is now looking into a form of b. eighty employees allegations that the company was involved in bribery and corruption in africa tech companies use africa as a supplier of mind minerals like gold ten and titanium there will vital to the production of small phones but in the democratic republic of congo these minerals are sometimes sold by groups on the u.s. government's now changing the law in order to make it easier for companies to buy so-called conflict minerals and holiday for consumers to trace the. and although may not quite be the next dubai libyan oil fields are slowly beginning to swing back into action with some help from abroad back in april
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italy's state oil company teamed up with libya's to reopen the l. fields site in the west of the war torn country its elite just happened to be part of the coalition that intervened to overthrow moammar gadhafi government in two thousand and eleven amongst all this first johnson's comments as a reminder that war can be horrific for some and lucrative for others. the russian resort of sochi has been welcoming young people from all around the globe with the world festival of youth and students now in full swing organizers say more than twenty five thousand people from more than one hundred countries are all taking part and now it's the fifth day of the festival week and so far the students have enjoyed a number of events covering culture sport and science as well as discussing various political issues that the first of all in russia was actually first held in one
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thousand nine hundred fifty seven and now sixty years later the first participants of the event recalled their memories of what it was like back in those days. now would you look at news in the us but as. the doors were. that the government. gets a. bit it may have six months it would move really premier. the. idea is that that the new divides that they need to take you when you get in you can just say she might move through. it a symbol and. it won't be what willacy and she had asked of jordan. skid sloven which is certainly a good move when the business just indicated that. this is going down that
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let's see. it. anymore the standstill into it and let them see you couldn't do listen even should we keep your species divided. students to the great idea that should come. to stress in the. next season has less than a metre. to bank by peter storrie see it could leap it's been a pleasure having you with us all day here when our international the rest of you well by your headlines continue in about half an hour.
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the big difference between. president obama policy president obama was in the. iran. he was after. the iran like inviting iran to come to international negotiations and see the. president he's. confronted ation. confrontation with iran in the region. for. our. right here or. whether it's
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a help her. pick . out us is a stronghold for puerto rico's independent party. you might. want to keep. me. in the caribbean island which was annexed by the us in eighty ninety eight is about to elect a new governor. and many young people have turned out. before. ruth wants to make us. i. want to.
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see him. but don't look at a. fund. has been passed bringing austerity measures to overcome the crisis. the federal american board is supposed to govern. it is the independent candidate she's determined to defy washington in many view the federal board is a humiliation. to be able to just sit. still
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rico is paralyzed that public debt is sixty six billion euros i record in the history of the united states. to its status. differently.
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but some of. the country's biggest public university has announced another round of budget cuts students and lecturers have been affected by austerity for five years the university already owes five million euros most of the same owed to see the little the mother you know that hasn't been you know many years that is as you said except that little boy how does he do that what about people that are here but i think the other seed of it was so i got the want to see done by citizenship enough i'm still going to see that it is that way of.
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asking a little bit of him he was not so much that it wasn't. looking . last. i looked it was amazing that in a. little. it was like. i think i was. twenty three and no longer receives a university scholarship. to complete us studies she had to take out a six thousand dollars loan. to see. the same resentment these are. likely. to get in.
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the public university isn't the only one affected by the austerity policy. fifty kilometers from the capital school had to shut down in twenty forty and her aunt was a teacher that. she still has the keys to the school. ok now you're kidding i think not a little gadget down the window to say. you. and i solved it on my planet the sun doesn't pass and you get lost at sea and i'm. going. to go get into this. whole. one that again you know i mean a lot of it i don't know i don't know a lot of these. couples
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a lot of what the beagle. when we're going to use now most. of the daily month. we can all see the cost of the moon we receive. the moment to plant and i have to be if you are trying to see it can you tell why you think we like only three and can we were you know how do you know maybe it's. my little secrets audio tape on top of his unite the broken stick with us so you know. because of its debt the government has already closed down one hundred fifty schools on the island off of the spread so far worried about the future. symbols a lot i love the idea there's a them and. it gets us and gets to see this our young bought him. but then i don't buy pro and. tyson nor can i sing.
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he says. the school closures have added to. his village now seems empty. the capital industry and tourism had long been the. development engine. but eradicating tax benefits for american companies drove the ricoh into crisis its unemployment is twice as high as the usa is. how do you know. how they don't want them. to repay our student loan hadley as
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a social worker. patel is a week she helps seniors in need. when you add them along that. he. is sixty eight years old and he doesn't receive a pension he still works as a painter. was not. going to.
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it's cost effective what they want to. know and they don't give a damn if you did chores or not sleeping enough to put it back into. the louisiana incarceration rate is twice as high as the us sandbridge what secret is behind such success. young lecturer giovanni is handing out whole meal is on the rio piedras campus. and they don't give. there's a long line he hands out hundreds of meals every day and if. we were. going to get in. to see little said to my son you.
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should employ. them i'm simply. going to eat a lot of. the specifics of the ferment the sort of a three month. also . ruth and adrian the two young activists here as well. again the nanoparticle made it. easy to look at the middle to. upper level we haven't. really. come this year
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ruth wasn't able to find a job she lives on three hundred fifty euros in public assistance but. the bottom. line. is that the chemical our society was going to sit on the moment. of going to the highest income in. people being able to see why you would buy the following income when. you know. you've got. a few hours later the city comes to a standstill. the island experiences
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a power outage. classes at the university council to. put it. that way. i think. the public electric company is the business with the biggest debt in puerto rico. power outages have only affected rural areas. you. know it out.
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with has lived in this fifteen square meter room with a roommate for a year it's the best solution of someone. just as high as in american cities. and. they're afraid that the power outage might last several days. a roommate want to buy food. still open thanks to
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a standby generator. in puerto rico everything is more costly than in the u.s. on average twenty percent. enough. the capital requires that the. american ships. blessing for the us much and navy which supplies eighty percent of all food.
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without this law put a rico could save a billion dollars a year. a new austerity measure was added. to settle its debts the island increased consumer tax. to put a regular public debt is in american investment funds. which received tax benefits for the loans. the new action group has denounced the island for several months. blames the us for much of it.
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seemed. cool. guns initiative is seeking to cut the debt it's trying to prove that it all came a belt illegally. setterfield mounts the form of the. love interest in the political prohibit every time they want to pull my hair and i know. that all being important they get sarah but i don't know but a few months you had basically said bill but i see on the. ball when people see almost as. oh yes i mean that's. the dead be partially counseled. in the meantime the crisis is worsening.
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a few kilometers from the capital ruth with it's a grand. car but is ninety and lives in her house a load. she's been a social worker a whole life. and simply. no man feels for a pension the public pension fund is emptier. your mean one of the nothings younger you about all right. in their lives they have be here. you're pulling your thing young then but i hated by michael me but i'll tell. you the rule. that you're going to. need one of the most of
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commons children who fled the crisis by moving to the us. instead enjoying. ok. in most. in new york them being doing going over to my gay yes i mean where do you go. that i like up you know i'm going to you know many who if they were to get that are going to make a lot but i think that if we're going to be i guess we haven't but you know you know we're going off on media but i meant. you embedded mounding going on will go if you don't they write yeah. these things that's you know i'm going to drive. better and a very queer they're going to. be with. me i'm gonna get our own way they're saying look i'm no longer you're going to do for me what i live by most any. better i mean
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more the. man who asked us to look in puerto rico it be. an american passport is the last resort thought ruth doesn't like a tall gentleman was the only guy and you know. what i know. either like you but i mean what i mean we're going to get in your game where you. seen don't you think you know we're looking up. it's. only a few shows a dream of independence. the american post poll triumphs. put a rico leaving the island actor is among them. is waiting for his flight from san juan in a port. model
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. every day two hundred put a recount migrate to the u.s. it's the greatest migration crisis in the island's history. the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forced me to fight the battle of. the new socks but to tell you that because of the public but most importantly. off the bad guys tell you on the whole enough to buy their
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one or you'll. get. to and it's. going to give you some of the. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations from washington to washington controls the media the
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media control over the voters elected 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. the us economy is dead because competition is dead because free markets are dead because free money is being given to the lords and oligarchs and there is no small to medium enterprise thriving in america to create the jobs and real wages in g.d.p. growth would pay down the debt. or increase success and failure of a thriving economy and we see that in the volatility and. droid
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is preparing to stop the procedure to deprive catalonia of its autonomy after the catalan leader confirmed the region's declaration of independence was suspended not cancelled. russian t.v. personality and magazine editor said your subject leaves some scratching their heads by announcing her bid to run for president in russia's twenty eighteen election process. in israel and he dropped protests turned violent with crowds of also don't choose her or sing
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a female soldier who supports to fight back on her oh. thank you for watching that dines here at r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow i'm kate partridge. with some breaking news this hour the spanish government is planning to discuss on saturday the procedure of triggering article one hundred fifty five which revokes catalonia as autonomous status the statement follows the catalan leader's confirmation in a letter today sent to the spanish prime minister that the region's declaration of independence was not counseled but suspended this is french and remains in place if the government insists on preventing dialogue continues its repression the council on parliament may go ahead if appropriate with a formal vote on the declaration of independence. well this came after spain demanded that the catalan leader clarifies the region's position over independence
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by monday something that didn't happen now another deadline for the catalan lead to proclaim whether the region will break away from it or it has expired today well the spanish prime minister has demanded and several times we formally require the catalan government to confirm it has declared the independence of catalonia after the deliberate confusion created over whether it has come into a fashion implement it's not difficult it is just to answer a simple question have you declare the independence of catalonia or not while the referendum on independence was held on the first of october with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of secession well the day saw scenes of violence as police exerted force against voters spain has seen mass protest since then was thousands of priorities supporters took to the streets of bass alone on wednesday night to discuss the issue let's cross live now to ray finch he's educated me.
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well hello there i thank you very much indeed for joining us i mean well what do you expect the got do you expect i should say that this spanish government to trickle article one five five on saturday. i do but i would strongly advise them not so the fact is as with all of these types of issues the best thing to do is go to some form of arbitration i understand the castle and president has already offered to do so i would think that the spanish government in the interests of people in the interest of spine issues she should actually achieve. a whip through history should we should. i mean what developments do you think what could follow if spain does trigger the article. well we were going to get more of the same that we should be of the day that are going to be dry of police in the streets of barcelona not the cities and you know we we can see t. you see gas and rubber bullets being deployed again we had almost
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a thousand people injured in the last while it's going to get much worse if this spanish government insists i'm withdrawing the rights of the council on people to govern themselves why why do you think it is the right that the council need to suspending the independence declaration rather than going through his full commission. well it's because he actually says that he wants to talk to the spanish government the spanish government says essentially saying backed down or else in the end all he can do is say look i'm not i'm not going to make any aggressive movements towards spain i want to talk you say on the spanish governments are saying no faced you i did declare you once independence or not all we send in are still one five five which will essentially mean the loss of autonomy for the council on people and do you think then
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a dialogue between the two sides will eventually be initiated we seem to be having a standoff here but do you think the two sides will come together and talk. well they have to in the end they have to you know what what will always happen is is as churchill said. of the war what the people of spain need to get to get that and decide what the future is for catalonia don't for spain itself. issuing point was such. demands such as the spanish government says oh we'll only seek to actually exacerbate the situation everybody needs to step back and say look we'll talk to outside mediators outside mediators have already offered to become involved so let's do that and let's make it a peaceful settlement that everybody can be happy with and give spain a prosperous and healthy future and one final question then right i mean looking at
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the approach that has taken a lot of people are saying that it is oppressive it's an oppressive stance do you agree with that. it is it's a foolish stance more than anything. to do with governments appear afraid as to you all because once one region asked for greater autonomy deal the regions will also do the same and this has the effect of leaking out power from the center and obviously wherever that happens the elites always overreact. you see it everywhere you see it everywhere in the end they will have to back down because they cannot keep up this pretense without actually occupying catalonia away or it is me to see what happens when a writer or a french m.e.p. if you keep thank you very much indeed thank you. meanwhile russian t.v. personality and fashion magazine editor because the new subject has left some
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scratching their heads by announcing her decision to run for president in russia's twenty eighteen election well earlier my colleague roy says she discussed the celebrity's decision with the key aaron. well chris any a subject is quite the modern day media darling she's a reality t.v. presenter a socialite of fashion magazine editor she's even modeled for playboy so i think over that the russian paris hilton if you like and she has quite a loyal following here she is very popular and now she wants to extend that influence into the world of politics has her campaign video and yes i will see. and now like any other russian citizen have the right to run for president and i decided to use this right because i am against the people who've been using this right so far whatever they promise whatever they're calling for we are against it against them all of them now stop talk says that she wants to be allowed to speak of the people in russia who are fed up with the lies the corruption the theft of their leaders seemingly taking cues from the playbook of one opposition figure
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electing novell in the who she said she respects and also looks up to quite a lot it's now this is totally constitutional any russian citizen not backed by a political party has the right to register as an independent presidential candidate as long as they collect more than three hundred thousand signatures and that's very possible given her loyal following a legion of fans here in russia so. connection to politics would be well if she happens to be the daughter of the former mayor of st petersburg you know he's a man that once gave a job to a man and you know as putin in fact he was described as the mentor of putin in those early days and now given that it's a subject is seen as quite rebellious she's never shied away from airing her political views in fact in two thousand and twelve she even attended opposition rallies but unsurprisingly her family's connection to have landed near putin has brought much skepticism to her decision to run for the presidency and i guess in
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a valley himself is called subject a kremlin stooge brought in to simply lend legitimacy to what would otherwise be a. school interest just you know a show. celebrity trying to up her profile trying to get more media likes more facebook likes and followers so this is something that subject has denied she said that she would even step down if novelli himself can run for president thing now for commentators like ourselves this is added a little bit more intriguing excitement into the coming elections in march because she would of course be the first female to run for president in fourteen years and also with don't get to find out whether vladimir putin himself will decide to run for another term so at this point you know it's not totally outlandish to say that a former playboy model could be the next leader of russia. now florida's governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of a rally of white nationalists on thursday among the speakers at the event will be
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richard spencer he was one of the organizers of august far right rally in charlottesville in virginia where one person was killed and nineteen injured while florida university where the rally is taking place plans to spend half a million dollars on additional security measures bus routes have also been changed to neighboring buildings closed and counseling is also being offered to those worried by the rally well almost three thousand people have signed up for an anti spencer event posted on facebook activists also launched a petition to ban the rally with several thousand signing it while the state is on edge about potential violence between supporters and protesters the event has again raised the issue of social divisions in us society well american media is linking the rise of these divisions and hate crimes to trump's presidency several research groups have reported a sharp rise since his inauguration however in some cases so-called hate crimes have turned out to be due to deliberate provocation as we go france or something argo explains. seems like there's been
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a lot of talk about hate crime in america i mean it's just pop culture these days to be a victim isn't it in new york a jewish man reported to the police that swastikas were spray painted on his home i was horrified i thought to myself what i had to do something crazy like this and guess what it was fake according to local jewish leaders mr king wasn't even jewish himself local authorities didn't know that a falsely reported hate crime is just as bad as a real crime but it doesn't end there a professor at the indiana state university claimed he was receiving and a muslim threats via e-mail he also told the police that at university he was physically assaulted now this sparked a frenzy throughout the campus the university doesn't tolerate intolerance if someone has experienced an intolerant act either in person or by e-mail or by thrown we encourage them to report it to law enforcement but oh no they all wound
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up over nothing but another hoax the investigation didn't find any witnesses to the alleged attack and later the cyber department found out the professor himself sent out those muslim hate mails based upon the investigation there is no belief that hussein was trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of ons in muslim threats which he had created himself playing the victim when in the me hind bars and here is one more case for you joshua will call the police to report a stabbing because the attacker in his own words mistook him for a neo nazi. party i looked like a neo nazi and got stabbed for it luckily i put my hands up to stop it so he only stabbed my hand. but what really happened is joshua bore a pocket money for the nearby store and accidentally stabbed himself in the arm so he came up with the way to hide the embarrassing situation by playing the victim of a hate crime and sometimes it gets as weird as this earlier this month
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a michigan state university student found a new saying on her door and immediately thought it was an act of intimidation and reported to the campus authorities i want to be clear this type of behavior is not tolerated on our campus and noose is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in america well it turned out to be a tad more innocent turns out the news that was found hanging outside a dorm room was actually just a leather shoes lace and messy says the shoe lace and it's match found outside the dorm were packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose one of the most powerful of emotions one of the most powerful and frankly one of the most destructive emotions is the idea of victimhood certainly there are ways to even get money from the government for being a victim there are ways to get other benefits for being a victim and so they gather there's definitely something to that and i think that is incredibly destructive i would say that the first answer a wiser or such
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a rise in fake a crimes is that they want to square that dollar there's a whole they're invested in this narrative that donald trump is responsible for creating this wave of hate crimes because he's emboldening the racist he's a racist himself he's a white supremacist according to this narrative by the left so therefore they want to show that he's a bold in these races so therefore they want to publish that crimes to make it seem like that's the case now an r.c. advertising campaign in london's underground has upset professional may consume now won't this channel investigated we will bring you more on that after this short break. my.
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leg. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington or washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected to 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. my. back in afghanistan forty three soldiers have been killed and nine
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injured after two suicide bombers and several gunmen targeted a military base in kandahar province the country's ministry of defense has also confirmed that ten militants were also eliminated. as the latest the ministry of defense has issued a statement saying last night around two fifty attackers targeted a base in the district of maya one killing at least forty three soldiers wounding six of them are missing and clearly these sort of attacks or huge blow to the morale of the afghan national security forces if these attacks are only increasing this is the third attack this week in which the taliban have used onward how movies packing them with explosives and driving them in against major military bases i think what we're seeing is a very deliberate shift of strategy on part of the militants almost for
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a year or so now where they're taking the fight to cities and creating another headache another front for the afghan government in its international are lies. well the taliban still controls a large portion of the country despite efforts by the afghan and american military to eradicate them however over the past sixteen years the group has gained a number of provinces and since the start of twenty seventeen the terrorist group has carried out several deadly attacks. i've been .
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good. unlike other terrorist groups it was for a time a political party and it was the ruling party in afghanistan that will the whole country so i believe. to be sure they are targeting. afghani police. along with the or fortitude that was imposed by american occupation and i'm gonna stand this of course undermines american control of this country. now fifty eight people have reportedly been arrested in israel cheering a series of anti draft demonstrations organized by an ultra orthodox jewish group they've been protesting against the jailing of two students accused of being troughed on just one female officer was forced to push back an angry crowd by herself i
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was i was was. was was was was was was. i. i. i. i was. all members of the jewish hard line minority are exempt by you all from serving in the israeli army but in september the country's supreme court struck down this legislation making it more difficult for the ultra orthodox to evade conscription while leaders of this group say that those eligible for enlistment and in particular student studying religious text should focus instead on preserving the jewish religion. now the channel
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has once again for. and itself in the middle of a scandal artie's adverts in the london underground have provoked an angry reaction from some labor m.p.'s they're demanding the u.k.'s media watchdog of com investigates the campaign more on this and the situation and our joins us live from london no higher than master i mean has anyone else picked up on this story. well like katie now it seems that r.t.d. has done it again specifically upset some politicians as well as the times newspaper that in its latest poor for this latest ad campaign that has been featured here in the u.k. specifically in this latest r.t. bashing piece the times tied old quote kremlin to the adverts on tube trigger call for off common quire a note it's not even kremlin sponsored or kremlin backed anymore it's just kremlin t.v. and this article talks about the deputy leader of the labor party calling upon the ukase a media watchdog off com which doesn't even deal with advertising to investigate
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this latest ad campaign that our team has been featuring in places like the under the london underground specifically saying things like missed the train lost a vote blame it on us now it looks like the times was not amused by this they described these ads as ironic using inverted commas and what makes this whole thing it is even better is that the times article says that our t.v. climbed declined to comment for this piece which is not exactly the case specifically r.t. did say quote the ad campaign was developed in house by the r t team and fully approved by all u.k. vendors were glad that so many in the u.k. are gauging with our advertising end quote and in response to this the times did actually reply saying thanks for a swift response however the article says that. didn't comment and despite this latest ado about nothing it seems from the times twitter users here in the u.k. seem to have been quite pleased with these ads and certainly have not been seeing
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them as evil. now legal and media analyst llano believes the anti russian hysteria is getting ever more ridiculous goes to show you yet again the hysteria
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the absolute mind boggling hysteria that occurs whenever the word russian. whatever is even mentioned people like. russians there added again how are they at it again i don't know but you know how they are who the russians what russia and those russians about it more news at the top of the out so you ben. us economy is dead because competition is dead because free markets are dead because free money is being given to the lords and oligarchs and there is no small to medium enterprise thriving in america to create the jobs and real wages in
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the island is controlled by the us government. dependence. either. there are. still many do wish to join the us. leave every day. with the country. is on the rise. today hawk watchers we had back to somalia for the latest on the investigation into the car bombing that took the lives of over three hundred people last saturday the
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guardian is now reporting that the tragic bombing may actually have been an act of vengeance in response to a botched u.s. and somali military raid that took place last august in the southern lower show battle region of the country according to officials the man responsible for the attack was a former soldier in somalia's army whose hometown was raided by local troops and u.s. special forces two months ago in a controversial operation in which ten civilians were killed a u.s. military involvement in somalia as was ramped up in the waning years of the obama presidency presidency and has only been intensified under the trumpet administration the raid last august saw the deaths of three children between the ages of six and ten at the hands of u.s. and somali forces in the attempt to battle the al shabaab militia and despite what the folks in the military industrial complex and all those neo liberal columns would have you believe i'm sorry but violence does indeed beget more violence especially in africa where a recent un study discovered that in
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a majority of cases state action appears to be the primary factor finally pushing individuals into violent extremism in africa in fact of the more than five hundred former extremist group members interviewed by the un seventy one per cent stated that the killing or arrest of a family member or friend by the state was directly responsible for their extremism . again this time for those hard of hearing in the cheap seats those humanitarian intervention who just don't want to listen violence no matter how just begets more violence. you know let's start watching the folks. you get the. real deal with. the bottom. like you know that i got. this.
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week. well they're going to watch from the hawks. in time to have you noticed i didn't start with the greetings and salutations today because i felt very strongly that i wanted to dig right into this story because too often we hear that we need more violence in order to stop violence and i'm tired of tired of it isn't it strange that the most like basic concept of human life that violence is going to make more violence violence doesn't bring peace bombs don't stop wars they don't they never have the network to. create more anger and they create generations of people who hate each other for no reason like we have with the russian the u.s. now what happens if you have a bunch of military stuff a lot of politics and then this happens and then we don't care about another side
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of people death and destruction we kind of point it off like who care and death pushes extremism especially state sponsored death because because there's always going to be a push back you know the moment someone loses a brother or a daughter or a cousin of friend or whatever it is there's going to be pushback i mean more than thirty three thousand people over the last six years have been victims of violent extremism in somalia this is africa as well you know that this is causing widespread displacement is created an aggravated humanitarian crisis that subjecting millions of people across the entire continent of africa thirty three thousand and one continent that's that's far too. especially done by extremists rights also hit their economic prospects as well because it's hard to do business in a place that's constantly in turmoil right and part of that turmoil as this you want to study points out. because the state for better or worse is you know killing people and that's driving people into economics that's driving people into this
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extreme ism you know it's what's really interesting is that you one study also found out that eighty three percent of these five hundred people interviewed believe their government looked only after the interests of the few seventy five percent place no trust in their politicians or state security agencies that is where you need to be good you have to rebuild the trust between the government and the community if you're going to stop the extremism you're seeing in africa today and the one of those huge huge reasons and we've talked about it a million times in study after study one of the big reasons that they would say during this when they were asking these extremists what happened what turns out economic conditions were the most acute they were the most in need at the time that they joined the group while their families were starving you didn't have money you didn't have a home there so much to sort of deal with and some extremist groups even paid salaries and we saw this with with my soul and a lot of other groups is that when there's something going on it's mercenary so
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they'll pay higher salaries you know to go fight against the americans or whoever happens to be there and you take it because your family starving they need bread and they need you know clean water and those things take money and when you put them in that situation feed your family or they don't care that it's you know it's a terrorist organization like these guys are blowing us up with drones these guys are shooting us. i'm going to go to whoever i can find whatever is going to change me yeah i mean what's interesting is you see that when you go bring safety to moyo the safety protection of us their family to yes it isn't just them it's that they're there buying the safety they're putting their life on the line to keep the rest of their families say and what's interesting is and we were talking about earlier today when you talk about you know where have i heard about you know people joining a dangerous group because of the economics involved in the there's more an economic you know convenience and freedom and joining that group you see the same thing in the streets of the united states most people will tell you that the reason that they join the street gang is it's generally because of the sale of drugs within the
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shadow economy which is the shadow economy and there's no other upward mobility in their neighborhood the only people they see with money are drug dealers and i saw the same thing on situations and other groups not about drugs it's about extremism most of the people who have money are again you're much sternness groups are mercenaries so i want to be like them i can feed my family that way i can protect my you can see that the trouble is though is that there is also the u.s. that empire you know bigger bigger country coming in and can try to trying to control smaller countries of the people in that country which is where you see the military intervention isn't happening all the time which is highly dangerous at the end of the day. the dominance social media in our lives has come with a host of positive benefits whether it's your grandparents being able to stay and loop on every family vacation or reunion or allowing people in danger to easily let friends and family know they're safe but as with any other medium politics has
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found its slippery way into what originally started as an innovative force for good and has resulted in employees and anyone with a hint of political aspirations fearing for their lives over what may have lingered on their online profiles all this recently came to a head when conservative activists started launching extensive online investigations trying to out mainstream media journalists for harboring a liberal bias or partisan leanings in private which prompted the. nicol of the mainstream media establishment the storied new york times to issue an extensive memo last week to its employees instructing them to avoid posting liking or being connected in any way with anything remotely controversial or partisan on social media but what about the first amendment you might ask what about the simple fact that these journalists are intrinsically human and however much you want to conceal it will always have some kind of opinion and bias as apparently the new york times feels those concerns are secondary to protecting itself from the president's accusations of being fake news but what kind of precedent does this really set
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a great question and i think that in my opinion you know when you really look at it . journalism you you can't hide bias in journalism that's always going to be there it's been there since the girls i mean yes they will tell you there shouldn't have biased stories and you're right you have to strive for straight up journalist you've got to strive to be able to know where you can put your bias aside or you can put your own feelings aside and just report the story as it is that that's where you have to be more and that's that's one of those things that sometimes maybe you should more of court on a very specific story or do it as an opinion. to keep yourself making that situation which i did last week with the weinstein scandals because i worked there i had my own experiences i chose to speak about it not specifically in that case because i can't be unbiased right i know i can't i'm good i can't be completely unbiased not such i'm not some opinion on it so i'm taking myself out of being
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a reporter on that piece for the good of the story because i can't do it without being like a what's wrong thing with like this policy the new york times is trying to lay down like ok well no one should be you know posting anything political or no one should be doing that actually i think it's better for your audience to make that oh ok well this this reporter does lean right lean left or whatever maybe your likes you know perk well for him so whatever it may be. that way i know when i'm reading that story i can have more context as a reader to you know is this person being a little tilted this way or that way so that way when i read i have context and i can make an informed decision now there's people that can go online and go on social media as well no and go off the rails and of course there should be you know a company has every right to look at their employer and say you post something really ridiculous you know you shouldn't do that. but i don't think trying to hide it i think that nobody believes i don't think anybody should believe that the highly educated brilliant young minds are the hope of the world in the
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future but these these young men and women who are working at the new york times they're not robots are not atomic tuns they're real people and i guess we have to realize that when we as journalists become our brand and who we are becomes part of the story as much as anything you just have to be honest about it yes a lot of this you know came out of project. wonderfully controversial group and there are you know attempts to describe here in. western audiences really opposed to you know reveal the personal ploys kind of exaggerations and what they brave so me ask you this do these groups have a point or are they exaggerating it for their own agenda we know project this is a you know they're a heavy right leaning group i mean there james o'keefe a boy put on osama bin ladin when asked to make a point when he crossed the border an invisible border it's ridiculous but they've also been known to selectively things like that you know you know are they exaggerating the bias that we see i don't think so i think it's there you don't
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need to know what they're leaving on the other by you have to do is look at any c.n.n. reporter or fox news reporter or reporter any of these people are hosts or pundits they are talking about their personal things they have charities for certain kinds of course if you have a charity for people in syria then you're probably not going to report on the syrian conflict completely as unbiased. as unbiased or with this much clarity as you would if you weren't because you have a personal stake in that we all do because we're human beings but i think making journalist pretend like we're not humans that we don't have feelings that we don't understand and that sometimes we do want to bring are going to feel like you've got a facebook page that's your professional facebook page that represents your work at the new york times or any other place whether whether it's journalism or whatever you know work says hey we prefer this on social media they're your job they're paying your salary that's their right to do that you're signed on but it's your private page. is that really their right to tell you what to put what you can and
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cannot post on your private page i will say this. it's and the thing that i worry about this is that millennial is are much more interested in their internet privacy of holding on to who they are as a person they understand that that has a value and i think they're going to lose out on a lot of really talented people are because they are going to want to give up those right great point in that corner a point all right as we're going to break our quarters don't forget to let us know what you think the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our full shows at r.t. dot com coming up sean tone stone talks the complicated struggles of puerto rico in the second part of his interview with former new york assemblyman nelson bennison artie's marina portnoy a brings us the latest on the school district's ban of to kill a mockingbird keep watching football. big
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difference between. president obama policy president was. gauging iran. he was gauging the iran. to come to international negotiations and see the. president trump. they should both come from they should be going into the region.
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the hurricane season hit areas around houston and florida extremely hard this year . caused billions of dollars in damage the devastation seems to be markedly more permanent and serious in puerto rico where now overwhelmed infrastructure and a significantly more complex response has left the island without much of the relief seen in the mainland united states but many of the reasons aren't mere coincidence they're actually part of a much more structural problem with puerto rico's overarching relationship to the rest of the nation so to put it in the tech world colorful jargon according to many on the puerto rican community the issues puerto rico now faces are a feature not a bug to go in-depth on what the island territory is now struggling with and how to
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write down earlier spoke with nelson dennis a former new york state assemblyman and puerto rican advocate. so how is how is political currently dealing with the crisis as far as being able to feed and get water and you know obviously fresh water food and shelter to the survivors of the island obviously many people are fleeing but how is it how are we actually dealing with the crisis as it now stands. as as you know it's amazing some of the spotty. because. if you're dead only fifty percent of the island has electricity you know i did it to speak to family members only twice. i don't believe the ration that i've gathered some say shit of that indicate that people are really helping each other especially in the at us and central areas. the interest short term used is dow and female has done the best it could under chaotic conditions and
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fortunately that has to do with the person at the top. so it's going to take about six months for put out the electrical power thirty two to come back to full power and it's then anticipated that without a real concerted conscious effort the puerto rican infrastructure which is a won't recover. and political will be it will be disabled to the political that that was there's an opportunity there because now we can rebuild in a strong and it in and digitally and cowardly way if we employ some of these reforms that i that i mentioned to you but right now it's it's rough a lot of people close to have don't have of full access to to the clean drinking water. you heard reports as as well and so it's just it's really it's a it's a it's i hope that it is
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a understood it and humanitarian crisis because i don't think something he understands that. well could be a ticking time bomb is this could get worse. and fuller egos that is now going to could be an albatross around the neck of the of the united states and their world opinion may may may shift the twenty five united states pre-treat puerto rico if it does as it continues always done it for the last hundred years we're trouble because when we go it never registered on the radar screen this is a time for people to wake united states and and terrorists to realize that there is a structural revision starting with this reconstruction that needs to occur on that island. well certainly asian it strikes me that it's coming from a place partly perhaps of racism in the fact that a puerto rico is not part of the united states proper although it's still a colony as we've discussed and you've written
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a book of war against all puerto ricans want to tell us a bit about the history of what what that war has entailed what does that mean that there has been a war systematically in your opinion against puerto rico by the united states. there is a man in the francis race from who the police chief before he go he's the one that it once it is the one that declared war against all puerto rico when they tried to get a minimum wage in the thirty three the great depression and and that is the title to sign in the book war he said if we instigate the sugarcane work errors of the college students of with there's going to be war to the death against all regions and unfortunately this sort of in a cold war because there's been a red carpet stretching from san juan to wall street for a hundred years of very first governor charles earth allen only means governor only seventeen months he had that in this first year fiscal report to william mckinley and it was really a business plan for how to turn puerto rico into a one crop economy that of sugar he could conduct its soil sample study while he
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was governor he devoted most of his energies to that it was really a business plan he ran the wall street became a vice president morgan guaranty trust and then within ten years it became the treasurer then president then chairman of the order of the american sugar refining company which today is also known as domino sugar this man the first civilian governor of puerto rico from the us became the king of sugar and when people realized the fertility and the profits that could be derived from puerto rico as shown by that first gov it just became. just a wave of carpetbaggers that ever since so puerto rico has constantly only existed basically as a profit center and there's a mis understanding of puerto that that is the trading of the american economy that that there is more galley extended into puerto rico that's not so under the jones act alone that next transfers to the us economy are about triple a what whatever
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the transfer payments are going into the items and yet it's historically as you said it's the per capita income of the. it's less than half that in mississippi and so it's just been constantly kept in this subordinate condition. to the point of surrealism and when george orwell posed novel one thousand nine hundred four in one nine hundred forty eight. you know it was a chance but it shouldn't get to two digits data that same year in. puerto rico the u.s. pressured the passage of lasik with ethan s public law fifty three which is also known as lay the i'm going to gag law battle made it a felony punishable by ten years in jail to say a word sing a song make any utterance against the united states or in favor of puerto rican independence or to even own a flag in the privacy of your own home only flag would be that the size of a postage stamp or this little phone you can go to jail for ten years and that law
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was passed in the same year that george orwell's full ninety four became a bestseller a united states so you see if we have this sort of this surreal double standard where what happens in vegas stays in vegas but what happened in puerto rico never happened at all we only have the like a homestead massacre where seventy men women and children were slaughtered. polluting a seven year old girl shot in the back for killing two hundred people were injured because they were pro independence we never heard about it here i mean very few people know about the poll it's a massacre very few people know about the central event in my book oregon still. a revolution that an aborted revolution of over nine hundred fifty that the united states put down in puerto rico quickly they mobilized five thousand national guard troops arrested three thousand puerto rico and bombed two towns in broad daylight
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the only time in american history the united states bombs its own citizens that they like. and not in war time. let people go live and so. if this is the condition that they need for this long after all the years and people weren't even aware of the jones act i was lucky that it not new york times finally published an op ed that i had been submitting to the poor a long time then there's some the weirdest look given that that history of basically eight nations fifteen hundred miles away a lot of united states but not really and always being misunderstood i think it's really at the time is that now to consider some alternative relationship to the united states we closed this one is manifestly dysfunctional you can see it is not working now and thank you so much for joining me today i really appreciate your time. thank you shouldn't. the first amendment protection of the
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freedom of speech here in the united states is arguably our most progeny fought over and ultimately most probably most significant of the constitutional amendments we have this is why the mississippi school district's recent decision to ban from all school classrooms the classic you would surprise winning historical fiction novel to kill a mockingbird this is why it's caused so much controversy that banned the blow up the works the school district the site of the racist language in the book about racial injustice in the south could make students and more faculty uncomfortable parties marine important i reports on this about how it's not the first time censorship has prevailed over sprit speech in a country whose foundations are built upon the freedom of expression. at least seven free speech organizations are publicly condemning the school board for unilaterally removing the american classic to kill a mockingbird from the eighth grade required reading list in a letter to the school superintendent the national coalition against censorship and
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other first amendment advocates protested the move arguing that banning the book without a formal committee review violates district policies and raises serious educational and legal concerns regarded as a masterpiece of american literature harper lee's nine hundred sixty s. novel deals with reese's and injustice in the south as a black man is unfairly accused of rape it contains racial slurs and the n. word the vice president of the blocks the school board defends the book ban saying quote there were complaints about it and there is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable unquote now the book remains in the school libraries while eighth graders will no longer be required to read it the move has drawn criticism on social media with the former secretary of education and others insisting a ban against to kill
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a mocking ventures of huckleberry finn from classrooms because mark twain's writing was not inclusive and made students uncomfortable of mice and men suffered the same fate after an idaho school board said the classic contained too many profanities even oscar winning classics aren't protected in august memphis theater ended its thirty four year tradition of screening gone with the wind after several patrons reportedly complained than one nine hundred thirty nine film was racially insensitive now while the list of things people find offensive continues growing critics say a recent history all timidly prevents the public from learning from. it's past reporting from miami marina r.t. . while houston and other american cities have been covering their urban areas with concrete and destroying wetlands at an astronomical pace italy and china have been looking to integrate modern green technology into the concrete jungle they're both
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building vertical for a second take more than twenty thousand trees and plants per building in an effort to reduce pollution but we're using the trees to absorb micro particles and c o two and then adding one thousand ladybugs per each of these buildings that you parasites and allow the vegetation to be pesticide free and now they're setting their sights on space seven zero bouyeri architects who designed the chinese and italian vertical forest buildings teamed with the chinese space agency and universities future city lab to create a conceptual design for a possible shanghai colony on mars new shanghai will use ecosystem like seeds and something they call the door which will function as an antenna and sided giant pod with vertical forest cities inside of it see these pods or seeds would provide infrastructure and atmospheric gases needed to preserve life on mars the only question now is where do i set up there as that's brilliant technology and i. futuristic technology if i ever saw it you know massive hanging gardens and mars
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