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we are apparently better than food to see people you've never heard of love back to the night my president of the world bank so kate was really seriously send us an e-mail. spain's prime minister asked the senate to dismiss catalonia as maine or sorry to say and wants new regional elections as soon as possible. but these are live pictures from barcelona well hundreds of thousands of people are marching in support of the capital an independence movement that also demanding the release of two key members of the breakaway camp who were recently arrested. a european thing time publishes a list of thousands of arties guests including president trump calling them useful idiots in a controversial report on this china's policies. and human rights organizations warned deaths could rise in greek refugee camps this winter after
cold weather and a lack of medical help kills a five year old girl. thank you for watching the headlines here at r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow i'm kate trish. you can see live pictures from barcelona with hundreds of thousands of people marching in support of the independence movement there also demanding the release of two key members of the breakaway camp who were recently arrested well earlier on saturday the spanish prime minister asked the senate to remove key figures in the council and government and transfer their responsibilities to ministers he also expressed his desire for a snap election in the region at the earliest opportunity. now we see different people here some came here with their families and friends some even brought
children and there are a lot of young people here lot of students so many came here holding flags of independent counsel are yes and they're here in support of the independence of this region now police has. ready cordoned off the area of the center of course a lot and we see police helicopters in the sky now this saturday this spanish government has decided to invoke article one fifty five to seize the constitutional crisis in the country. we're now applying article one five five because no government at all in a democratic country can accept that the law be ignored or violated or changed and this is all happened under false criteria and they impose their criteria on everybody else. now article one fifty five is only two short paragraphs of the nine hundred seventy eight constitution of spain and they might be applied if a regional government does not comply with the obligations of the constitution but
this measure can only be used after the mature majority of the spanish senate approves it and it is indeed an unprecedented move by image reads as it's going to be used for the first time and the country's history now prime minister may and that are who are you said today that madrid is not revoking catalonians autonomy but merely dismissing local government that led to this crisis. that this measure we're going to implement has a lot to do with the goal of holding an election in catalonia the region will have to hold an election within six months but my intention is to hold it as soon as we recover. the prime minister made and then it will show hold for a snap elections to take place here in the region within the next six months and as you can see people are right now in the streets of course to want to avoid seeing their concerns voicing their opinion and there are some of them are reading about
what happened. for cattle and also it is have reacted with anger to madrid decision barcelona's mayor tweeted the suspension of catalonia self rule the thing so many for four is a grave attack on people's liberties and catalonia is a vice president added that today more than ever regional citizens are defending democracy civil and political rights as they are facing totalitarianism we spoke to only send a policy and economic professor from boss alone a university the independent is movement is a very very peaceful movement and it has never shown any sign of violence so i don't expect that type of violence is the only violence here comes from the spanish state. while the practice that was organized today was a protest. it was to protest against. the fact that they didn't change the leaders of to see that society are going to easy search out of the center of the sonship now of course. these demonstrations. have been given more
fluid by the by the decision taken by the means to response spanish ministers can see you this morning so yes people are angry but people in catalonia are peaceful people they are not going to use violence are told but i can ensure you. a think tank called european values has released a damning report about this channel and criticized more than two thousand people who've just guessed the institute which gets funding from the us and other western governments promised the guests useful idiots artie's an assessor check in to discuss the report with my colleague neil harvey it's a bit of a surprise for you the r.t. bashing continues now and this particular report the issues that artie's guests are having really a dig at themselves this is a report by a think tank based in the czech republic called european values report is called
the kremlin's platform for useful idiots in the west an overview of artie's editorial strategy and evidence of impact now what this report does is neatly compile a list of basically all of our teams guess because it features thousands of people and it's not just you know or around a list not only are there seven categories in this report dividing artie's guests into us politicians and political figures british politicians european and other international politicians writers journalists academics and so on so seven categories and if that wasn't enough it also indicates the number of times each guest appeared on our t.v. and links to some of the most. episodes it's clear that this particular think tank really worked hard at watching r t here in the u.k. in the states and all around the world he doesn't really mince words when it comes to our team gets not only is the report dubbed useful idiots but it also calls the
guests naive and oblivious to our t's intentions so certainly something that is not being too nice to people who have chosen to come and express their opinion on our network and here is why the report decided to really look into all this the purpose of this list is to identify individuals who either due to an awareness of political agenda or indeed explicit support of it then stand names in credibility. and proxy agents of the kremlin is pretty clear we need to start. hello my name is neil and. what. we need to be ashamed about a missing one the two things what have i done what have you done what have we done wrong well apart from looking at all of our guests of course this wouldn't be a proper think tank report if we didn't actually try to get our t. itself it does say that the goal is to look at the history agenda of evidence of
impacts of the channel that they describe as pushing program in a gender under the guise of free speech and alternative journalism now not only does this report claim to be debunking certain what it calls myths about the channel such as being a reliable news source saying that it's not harmful and also goes into key points such as saying that archie's whole goal is to denigrate the west and our tea is rooted in the denial of truth we can say that some of the sponsors behind this piece is mostly private donors but as well as open society which is obviously a george soros foundation the european parliament the u.s. embassy in the czech republic and we do know that the author has been doing some work with the atlantic council which of course is known for certain anti russia hype so really no surprises there we'll have to wait and see what kind of reactions we see from all of those thousands of people who have been coming onto our channel to express their views. we are the host of arties going underground show what he
thought about his guest being called useful idiots amazing that reports like this are actually presumably being read by politicians and hopefully your guests will continue to appear but as regards guests the guests that they mentioned in the delineate in this report i mean does she really think and the politicians here and in the united states of lonely are going to think that a young is very and the former first minister scott alexander the former mayor of london that they're just idiots they useful idiots of course and lot and this is incredibly insulting i mean there is no logical consistency here and it is at the moment we're joking about it a little but of course there is a serious side the british foreign secretary did this week of democratically accountable politicians in britain that he should decide which networks are democratically elected politicians should be allowed should be appearing on that
front president. apparently is doing its job according to the regulator here in britain but not according to politicians the clearly do not want certain views being expressed and given the oxygen of publicity to the british public. and here are some other names you might be surprised to say on the useful idiots list senator john mccain vocal critic of russia is groups among politicians who've been on r.t. from director rob reiner he also makes an appearance he's actually now part of an organization called the committee to investigate russia while other politicians on the list include former presidential candidate bernie sanders as well as the current president donald trump even former first lady michelle obama gets a mention. well the report clearly states that all these people appeared on a show called politicking with larry david the problem is the famous american
comedian has never had a show on r.t. politicking has always been hosted by veteran journalist larry king well that wasn't the only mistake either the think tank says it took guests names from show descriptions from our website which apparently led to more confusion take boris johnson for example it claims he was on artie's news thing comedy show but this was his appearance so it's always someone with their finger right. international affairs it's foreign secretary boris johnson boris welcome. are we going to get a chance to fight the spanish before america and russia kill us all. proportion and we are animation or a british former intelligence officer and frequent guest on r.t. what she thinks of also being on this list. i think we should wear it as a badge of honor because it shows that there is a group of people out there who are not afraid to challenge the western consensus
so i'm trying to put forward my perspective my opinions based on twenty five years of expertise within certain fields and i feel that i do that professionally and i oversee other news outlets here i do professionally too because i get reinvited back to all of those too and it's only when i appear on r.t.e. that apparently i'm now deemed to be useful idiots and also says well that r.t. is one of the very few t.v. channels that when it invites me on to do an interview they do not insist on a pre interview to censor and fetch water i might be about to say many other t.v. channels do because they're scared and they want to make sure that they're in control of what their guests are saying and yet i still appear on many other t.v. channels so perhaps what i'm saying is not being putin's useful idiots perhaps it's just an alternative perspective that people need to hear. well this all has a sense of history repeating itself seventeen years ago so the start of america's so-called anti soviet anti russian witch hunt.
borrows the symbol the leader on the cover of the jackal. which is always found in the throat of anyone who dares to expose individual coming to some to get off an evil idiot for doing our work a death it's a different empire max and acknowledge we can donate to what a lot of our partners of a former k.g.b. man in your applauding would like the ones. here prefers to defend the activities of communist nations while consistently attacking the domestic and foreign policy of the unite. i think she may be a problem and i will say if they object they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of lattimer putin. a
bloodless coup engineered by russia with at best the traitorous indifference of the republican party and donald john trump and the military apparatus of this country is about to be handed over to stumble or beholden to scar russia and the. human rights organizations warn deaths could rise in greek refugee camps this winter or in the story off the. this is i believe the worst crisis in the modern american history is the crisis of unfettered capitalism undermining the entire population of the country and we've seen the arab spring we've seen other hot spots in the world and ice and i feel the heat building.
in case you're new to the game and this is how it works the economy is built around corporate corporations run washington the washington post media the media the voters elect the businessman to run this country business equals power who must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before . welcome back counting is underway in the czech republic where this weekend's general election will decide its next leader with votes counted in most areas the anti establishment imo movement has almost a third of the ballots exceeding expectations well the head of the party
a euro skeptic billionaire and former finance and deputy prime minister had been gaining popularity prior to the vote. the group system we've had for so long is what i call a system so yes we are in and this is the movement. there is no place for migrants in europe. i don't want to be in the eurozone i don't want the country to be a guarantor for greek banks. let's face it they're not imposed by the e.u. their former us economy governance and the eurozone is so weak. that some of our political approaches need to adjust the real world.
while across the european union euro skeptic parties have recently been gaining support in france marine le pen the leader of the national front party was the main rival to elected president emmanuel mccraw one in germany the f.t. not only entered parliament for the first time but it became the search largest party in the bundestag while the freedom party in austria also came surge in elections there or for my check for mr soros for water thinks the mood is right for us skepticism within the e.u. in europe are all. in the face. we can say euro skeptic forces on the scene so particularly germany of course in austria this is a very massive victory of the euro skeptic forces and maybe in the czech
republic mr babbitt and his movement and all the laws to deal. with the. group of participants who are against court us within the e.u. or who. does a movement which some called the very strong send you look in position of. iran's reiterated its complying with the nuclear deal that donald trump threatening to scrap earlier russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov weighed in all stressed international security would be threatened if the u.s. ended the agreement and the north korean crisis could worsen but you've missed opportunities clear that the failure of the g c p a way iran deal duty one of the five plus one members especially one of its most active members essentially the leader of the group would be an alarming signal to the architecture of international security including the settlement of the nuclear
issue on the korean peninsula if you want to negotiate with kim jong un and your goal is to avoid war and try to be able to have a diplomatic resolution the worst thing you can do is first threaten to destroy his country and the united nations and secondly screw around with the deal that has already been made because the message is don't make a deal with the united states they won't keep their word. well last week the u.s. president announced he would decertify the deal that means congress now has sixty days to decide whether it wants to reimpose sanctions upon iran or agree new legislation relating to the court well donald trump said he wants his country out of the nuclear agreement even though it's widely acknowledged iran has not violated the terms we agreed on the fact that braun is in technical compliance of the he appeared deal in the nuclear deal the agreement is delivering they are in technical compliance technical ones are all violations of the nuclear arrangement i'm all for
agreements but that was a bad one they have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement they are not living up to the spirit of their agreement well they are on deal was hammered out back in twenty fifteen by the so-called p five plus one group consisting of the united kingdom russia the united states china france germany and iran it follows nine years of intense talks was hailed as a major breakthrough in the former head of the u.n. nuclear watchdog spoke exclusively to r.t. he told us it's important to preserve the deal the settlement and deal about the iran was a great achievement and it was achievement in israeli or by the p five in the security council and we have seen that before in the question of the syrian chemical weapons there was also a settlement and there is also now some sort of agreement on syrian peaceful car outcome of syria between the p five so it's very important to preserve this these
these precedents of agreement really between the p five and the security council and if that were to be damaged in the iranian gaze that would be very serious i think for the future authority of the security council. human rights activists and n.g.o.s are urging the greek authorities to improve conditions. there are refugee camps as winter approaches there's growing concern asylum seekers and not equipped to cope with freezing conditions well last week a five year old girl died from the cold and a lack of medical support at the morea refugee camp on the island of last boss just hours before her death her parents were reportedly refused extra blankets. were like other refugee camps in greece moria is notorious for its conditions more than fifteen hundred people including children and pregnant women are living there many without any source of heating. well in winter temperature in winter temperatures
can drop below zero and as a result dozens of refugees have died in the last few years while we use pledge to give more than a billion euros to greece by twenty twenty to help it cope with the migrant crisis where more than a million refugees have reached the country a main entry point into europe since twenty fifteen but as the influx threatens to overstretch greek resources the e.u. spawns has been questioned. economic could be a challenge to governments with the increase simply can't cope with the influx and they haven't got the administrative resources talking nice proper relief for refugees or build proper camps the official accounts of the whole have not been signed off by the court awarded to the accounting body for the last twenty three years we know that he has very little idea about how its money is spent and
that's always been through dispute through before the crisis and it's through during the crisis when the e.u. doesn't know how to manage its money. you know a lot of the money goes into a bloated bureaucracy and the governments of greece and italy i'm afraid. for. put it. into sort of efficiency or credibility. and double terms predicts esses barack obama and george w. bush have long had furious disagreements on key policies but now they finally seem to have found a common target the current u.s. president. george bush's washington that what the banks and financial institutions want to mock bush went after the obama administration's handling of both iran and iran. some seem to believe that we should be gauche with the tertian radicals used to be
and other democrats of wanting to go share it with terrorists i don't think it's good for the country to have a former president undermine a crew president. we've seen actually this is the story he made it is folks don't feel good right now about what they see. and sure but instead of our politics reporting our values politics impacting our communities . there are some signs that the intensity of support for democracy itself is way because of the marquesas a state american security and prosperity were directly tied to the success of freedom in the world the world council of america having its act together at times it can seem like the forces pulling a supporter stronger take this seriously than the forces binding us together but
what we can't have is the same old politics of division. now hundreds of thousands of people are out on the streets and bosler corning for the release of two arrested members of the independence movement they're also demanding the release of two key members of the breakaway camp who were recently arrested well earlier today the spanish prime minister asked the senate's to remove the main figures in the council on government and transfer their responsibilities to ministers. for more on these and other stories. otherwise my colleague neil harvey will be here in just over half with the latest headlines.
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