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international we're running down the top stories of the day the week. we start with where almost half a million people have protested in support of independence. decision to impose direct rule the local government. the spanish government is also calling for a regional election inside six months. leaders have moved. but you have to know this measure we are going to implement has a lot to do with the goal of holding an election in catalonia region will have to hold an election within six months of my intention is to hold it as soon as we recover. all of us but you know. the spanish government has carried out the worst
attack against scotland institutions and residence since the orders of the military dictator francisco franco we appreciate them. growing in a great responsible act that we crossed all boundaries by nasa edge in fact a coup d'etat to ask a democratically elected government yet legs if the transfer of powers to madrid and the dismissal of those officials alleged to have broken the law is expected to be approved by the senate within days and while the cattle and parliament won't be dissolved it is now stripped of the capacity to elect a new president within a quarter of a reporter now on reaction from barcelona. many people that gathered here at the square they were listening to the address that was made by the castle leader and they welcomed the plaza they were shouting slogans including the bit of that which means freedom so for them it was a big to address quite a big decision that was made to now we've heard other reactions coming from
different council and the government officials including the had of the council and parliament that had has denouncement treats decision to invoke article one fifty five and dismiss the local government now madrid's decision provoked we've of outrage and we've seen hundreds tens of thousands of people here in the streets so far salon and now protesting and marching and we managed to talk to some of them is the muslim because you're a bit lost is the first time we found ourselves in such a situation we've heard talk of support from durant for example but it seems that the e.u. is not interested as a tool in what's going on here but i think it's a relief when the other in other planets not. even. countries day leave they say what they say all the time the same thing they repeat the same words that's on monday and for the other leaders so it's it's it's it's
impossible to talk to them so i'm not going to be don't know what they did by triggering article one five five it was suicidal because as you can see there are millions of people defending catalinas right to independence what happened this saturday in the region of council on the a mania local authorities school defacto and a blow to democracy. we spoke to thomas hurrying to in a professor of liberian studies he says exerting this kind of pressure in a democratic country is illegitimate what is the role for democracy east or the twenty first century. i think the consensus on the catalan side is a very strong one and i can't imagine that the people who are rightfully elected in the september two thousand and fifteen elections going along with a new election after the government that they were elected to form part of is is overthrown by the central of artes and i think president bush among makes
a very compelling fight when he says well if this can be done to us what other things can be done to other people if you're going to sit by and let it happen throughout the week madrid has been tightening its grip on catalonia on monday to cattle on independence leaders were arrested for the key roles they played in organizing the referendum one of them's the leader of the capital our national assembly and the other is the president of our organization that promotes capital and language and culture since then boss alone i've seen even bigger demonstrations uniting hundreds of thousands of people thanks. be to. god.
it was not enough to. but that was something that happened that i saw was one of those as. i just for a moment here let's take a quick look back at how spain has been cracking down on catalans push for independence. only to those in charge in the council and government who are the protagonist in this challenge to our coexistence and i ask them to cease illegal activities they
should abandon their objective. need we are now applying article one five five because no government to talk in a democratic country can accept that the law will be ignored violated changed and this has all happened under false criteria and they impose their criteria on everybody else. it's been a week of intense scrutiny for. this channel attacked left right and center as kremlin propaganda. hawkins investigates altie has been in the spotlight for
a while from government officials the media even think tanks here some recent. boris johnson led the charge in the u.k. house of commons with an attack on opposition m.p.'s who've appeared on this channel if you study the output of of russia today it is a scandal it is a scandal that members of the party opposite are continuing to to validate to validate and to meet. that kind of propaganda by going on those programs but some of his fierce criticism of the foreign secretary of peers to have missed out a bit of important information his own conservative colleagues have also appeared as guests on the shuttle as well as someone closer to home his own father stanley johnson was interviewed by going underground i was afshin rattansi just last month . the times newspaper claims there are now
calls by the labor party for the u.k. media watchdog to investigate the artes advertising campaign on the london underground they even contacted us for our take on the matter later saying our press office refused to comment except we did two questions do you wish to respond to this complaint which advertising agency created the adverts for r t what were they made in-house. high probably not much point in responding to a complaint to an authority that does not regulate out of two advertising the out campaign was developed in-house by the other team and fully proved by all u.k. vendors we are glad to say many in the u.k. are engaging with our advertising understood thanks for swift response.
and it gets better one thing thank recently completed the mom of the task of compiling a list of all the thousands of. yes who've appeared on our shows ever from politicians and journalists to academics and thirties and even groups them into categories and then dismisses them as useful idiots many people in europe and the us including politicians and of the persons of influence continue to exhibit troubling naivety about artie's political agenda these useful idiots remain oblivious to r.t.c. intentions and b.c.'s legitimacy by granting interviews on the shows and news casts so only useful idiot list john mccain one of the most vocal critics of russia even film director rob reiner gets a mention in the celebrity section he's now part of an organization called the committee to investigate russia as not to mention u.s.
senator and former presidential candidate bernie sanders as well as none other than the current american president donald trump i guess that's finally the smoking gun of russian election influence former first lady michelle obama gets a mention although her name only appears in the program description she was never an actual guest checking episodes would have confirmed this back to boris johnson himself he is listed on the reports official guest list taken from web site descriptions for the comedy show news thing well they may want to double check that one as well its power in say three boris johnson boris welcome. are we going to get a chance to fight the spanish before america and russia killer so. to be. a proportion of the reporters sponsored by george soros as well as the u.k. and u.s. embassies in the czech republic it certainly spares no criticism of those giving
interviews on this channel. we decided to ask some of our guests that were mentioned in the list of useful idiots whether they agree with that description. development is somehow drash it gets more and more aggressive across europe the political debates and one of these games they are playing. they are destroying the reputation of politicians they don't like i don't think that it's fair to say that we are simply here is russian stooges i am not anti russian but sometimes i'm quite critical of russia over syria and over the detention of political prisoners like dad and others. you know of course everybody has their agendas but i think he has certainly not tried to constrain my expression or the expression of many other people i know i work with a network we speak our mind and we're critical of the west when it's appropriate
and we're critical of russia when it's appropriate. the reality is there is a dissident voice in the way that only very rarely gets any airtime in the mainstream media r.t. is is the only place that has been providing a regular platform for what used to be dissident voices in the u.k. but now much more mainstream voices that the recent attacks on r.t.e. come amid a russian meddling frenzy the latest incarnation of which comes from britain where a labor party m.p. has called for a probe into moscow's alleged interference and none other than the record. given the widespread public concern over foreign and particularly russian interference in western democracies. this house that the government and the electoral commission will examine these reports very carefully and reassure our country that all of the resources spent in the referendum from permissible sources. and see russia
hysteria has been making headlines for months it started with a pledge to moscow meddling in the us election then it moved on to the french and then on to the german votes there even been suggestions. the russians the cattle on independence vote russian president vladimir putin says it's all part of a very deliberate campaign launched just shortly after donald trump's factory. so should it's the u.s. who put up with the summit president and then play russian campaign which was not provoked by anything but he someone lost the elections to mr trump and russia was blamed for this is the unfolded the entire russian hysteria and now anything will be connected to all this is one of the loudest complaints continues to come from the one politician who insists that russia lost the u.s. presidents.
many members of parliament have been hacked by russia. and france. campaigned with him i have to ask them cyber attack just before their president. nobody ever says the russian hard because i hark you emailed civil civil war the seasonal possible to city's busiest day did silverstein a criminal group it really can be anyone. still the simplicity of the technical code can make us think you just assume. created it and so this person can be in any country with any kind of motivation. maybe you've even seen the ads on london underground one day on
propagandist or rag watch r t and find out who they are planning to. the fact is they're also opening a new scottish. goes to show you yet again the his stere the absolute mind boggling hysteria that occurs whenever the word russian. whenever it's even mentioned people say. rush is 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 thanks for joining us so far here on the program started the works of shakespeare are now being blamed for people's feelings or try to explain why and
voters elected business to run this country business because. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. it was this week the pentagon the victory of the coalition led kurdish fighters against islamic state in the syrian city of raka hailing the operation as a great success. and great success against what was once known as the core caliphate iraq in syria and now we're actually in the beginning i think the stone age and watching the rocket. exactly give us a sense of success it's a virtual ghost town the destruction you see was caused by. coalition bombardments the first major offensive against the terrorists began in about twenty
sixteen and the city used to be one of syria's largest but now it's little more than rubble. recently called mission after us is we're ready to demolish the whole building to target one member of ice and they have no problem going to be that's sounds like something really really true that any human being would be afraid of the sound of the planes makes us afraid they were shelling the civilians destroying buildings and houses that kill is destroyed by coalition aircraft only ten percent hit the
targets the rest hit civilians. the u.n. estimates that's an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every day. and they seem to be no real escape for these civilians the level of suffering you're seeing friends relatives family of the children exceptionally. strikes targeting. with humanitarian relief teams are only now beginning to arrive there has been a destruction a lot of supply there political mission because of course the area was under siege for such a long time there is a severe lack of medical services medical care hospitals that are functioning a severe lack of right of course and so there is a massive massive humanitarian need on the ground. william shakespeare's literature
has been stamped with a trigger warning by lecturers at cambridge university for fears of a fed. people are just hurting their feelings reports. ok to me from their worse than killing last and tumble me into some loathsome pit whenever man's i may behold my body do this and be a charitable murderer so should i rolled my sweet sons of their fee no let them satisfy their lost on the that's a snippet from shakespeare is a first tragedy titus andronicus the play features graphic violence gang rape and fourteen murders and now certain english lecturers at cambridge university are putting special warnings on their time tables when they're going to be covering potentially distressing topics like these they're going to have to have
a lot of disclaimers with the works of shakespeare though some of his plays can be very gory they feature things like incest rape murder and suicide they also happen to have kept people talking about thorny issues like close relations race relations and anti semitism for centuries i want to know what the people visiting the famous shakespeare globe theatre in london have to say about the warnings i think. demi's down the students. in the churn for smart enough to be able to handle this without a warning why should be green. four hundred juice. being good enough for them. if you're reading literature you should expect to have some surprises you expect to be shocked to see or similar at that particular student i think the problem with the world these days is that there's just so much focus on being
offended by everything that people are just so scared of what they can actually say or do cambridge university has told me that any warnings that they put out are the initiatives. individual professes and that it's not a policy adopted by the english department as a whole by the way when the globe theatre staged titus andronicus three years ago several people fainted from the graphic violence including one of the thesis critics reviewing the show that very same critics still gave the production an exceptional review ot isn't always comfortable the most challenging on it can be anything bots and now there are growing concerns not just in academic circles that modern students are being to molly coddled if they can handle the content in classic literature how are they going to cope with life in general but there is a growing backlash social media users have questioned whether students have become
overly sensitive others warn other people can no longer cope with fictional violence they're going to have a tough time with a real life after university. other measures also raise concerns among many in academia and literary circles the artistic director at the cambridge shakespeare festival says students shouldn't study the literature if they're not aware his works portray sex and violence so we look to other literary classics now that they might need to be sanitized. sikes back says nancy to death in her bed the corpse is so deformed that the person who identifies her body is so scared by the experience that they're led away in a straight jacket. to.
your new cool sullen people's devil tough choice. his eyes rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy forearm and restore docents go with the new puncture marks finally thrust the shock point home press down the tiny piston. society isn't becoming sensitive just a few snowflakes who are in position of the influence at university they are pushing this agenda but the real agenda is to cut freedom of speech and cut freedom of expression it is our international thank you for sharing your sunday with us here for the weekly program returns in about half an hour.
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the louisiana incarceration rate is twice as high as the usa in breach what she could is behind such success. on the welcome twelve's apart after years of being unable to strike a peace deal with the palestinians israel now wants to have a say in the resolution of another conflict this time in syria its objective is
clear to minimize the regional influence of iran but just did a little bit too late in the game well to discuss that i'm now joined by the sea believe me a prominent israeli politician and for my foreign minister of israel ms levy it's great to see you thank you very much for talking to us thank you now you are currently in the opposition to use really prime minister benjamin netanyahu but as far as i understand when it comes to the issue of iran most israeli politicians agreed that it represents a major deadly threat to israel that has to be curtailed through all possible means at my right in formulating your position yes not only for recently police station so we believe that iran is a pole. but not only to you but to the entire luton and need to be dealt with into the international community as such. i see him prime minister netanyahu who recently visited russia communicated something along those same lines to russian president vladimir putin do you by any chance know what how the russians have
responded to those concerns raised by the israeli prime minister i hope this goes a lot. so would understand that these were. the teasers concern. of the concerns of other states in the reason the not only listen iran is part of the problem iran would not accept the right of israel to exist iran calls support this below which is a total waste and is a sham in lebanon iran supports still in the region and finance still in the region and though full we all understand that there's a need to give an answer of course and to confront guys isis. they are doing in the region but we also need to conform to minimize and to would use the power of iran and we are looking at the day off till i mean we are all familiar of the situation in syria now and the little question is what the day after would look like if.