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we are verily better than. the sea people you've never heard of low down the. road the world. very. seriously. almost half a million people protest in catalonia madrid just signs to impose direct rule just missed key regional officials and call for a regional election. r.t. has been under scrutiny with the u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson britain's the times newspaper and a european think tank all slamming this channel and insulting our guests. on the pentagon hails the liberation of the syrian city of raka from islamic state by u.s. backed opposition forces but the city has been left in ruins. thank
you for watching the weekly headlines here at r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow i'm kate. and we start with some breaking news reports are coming in of an active hostage situation in the u.k. an armed man with a sawed off shotgun hussies people at a bowling alley in the central english turn of money to have more on that story as soon as we get it. now hundreds of thousands of people have been on the streets of council loney are expressing their support or opposition to the move for independence it follows madrid decision to impose direct rule and strip the local government of its powers the spanish government is also calling for a regional election within six months catalan leaders have branded the move a coup. well you know 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 mine tension is to hold it as soon as we recover a lot of. the spanish government has carried out the worst attack against scotland institutions and residence since the orders of the military dictator francisco franco we. were hawaii in a greatly irresponsible act christ all boundaries band asking at a factor coup d'etat to oust a democratically elected government. all the transfer of powers to madrid and the dismissing of officials alleged to have broken the law is expected to be approved by the senate within days and while the castle on parliament won't be dissolved it will now be stripped of its capacity to elect a president. protests continue in the streets of wasilla and across the region of council anya now people that gathered here in this area of the city earlier well they were against the independence and many of them were from different union shops
the region now they came here this sunday with their families and with their friends they brought flags shelf spain and they were shouting slogans including out of a spine you know which means a long live spain at the same time on saturday we saw tans of thousands of other protesters that also took it to the streets of boston long and they were supporting independence and they were supporting the results of the referendum that took place on the first of october now all these people now feel that they are. it will in no way stuck in a state of limbo and at least for the next six months now we managed to speak to some of them here in the streets of barcelona and. it's nonsense that the cattle of the region wants to become independent it's about territorial unity formed in the roman times spanish unity is worth fighting for against the nonsensical actions of
the cattle on board was eat me though we've come here to honor and express respect to the spanish on forces because they're insulted and blaming in catalonia the children of the civil god and national police offices are told in school that their father a man to resist the spanish constitution does not forsee any referendum because it's illegal and most of all it doesn't foresee a referendum to break up spain for centuries spain was one it won't break up to do the will of criminals poesy differing mood among people industries and a lot of uncertainty really old this shows a deep crisis that the region is at the moment and it is indeed the biggest constitutional crisis this country has seen in decades now many believe that the inability to really go. ways out of the situation between the spanish government and the local catalan officials at last to this particular situation to this crisis
now spanish government gave the catcher leader up until last thursday to back away from proclaiming independence out or to be ready to face the possibility of a direct through coming from a treat. catalan as story it is it kept confirming the independence however at the same time they're also kept suspending the declaration of independence and all these allowed to the events of saturday when the spanish government and nouns that it is invoking article one fifty five of the constitution for the first time avar and this measure can only be applied if the regional government does not comply with the obligations of the constitution so now spanish prime minister calling for a snap elections to take place in this region within the next six months he is also calling for the dismissal of the local government asked the local government allowed to this crisis but important detail is that all these measures should first be approved by the majority of the spanish senate but not on the last what we're
witnessing here is a big crisis not only a constitutional crisis but also a crisis within the the nation within the catalan people who we spoke to thomas harrington a professor of iberian studies he says exactly this kind of pressure in a democratic country is not a smidge estimate what is the role of. democracies in the twenty first century. i think the consensus of the story is a very strong one and i can't imagine that the people who are rightfully elected. actions go along with a new election after the government they were elected to for morrow is is overthrown. and i think president obama it's a very violent 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. well throughout the week madrid has been
tightening its grip over catalonia on monday to independence leaders were arrested for the roles they played in organizing the referendum one of them is the leader of the council and national assembly the other is the president of an organization that provides the council on language and culture well since then boss aloneness seen even bigger demonstrations uniting hundreds of thousands of people. i. was i i
. but always on the back of a pick that gets all of us. i. i well let's not take a look at how spain has been cracking down on catalonia is pushing for independence . so 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 activity they should abandon their objectives.
but if you need we are now applying article one five five because no government at all in a democratic country can accept that the law will be ignored or violated or changed this has all happened under false criteria and they impose that criteria on everybody else. ati has faced a week of intense scrutiny with a channel coming under sustained attack for what critics call its kremlin propaganda daniel hawkins explains altie has been in the spotlight for a while from government officials the media even things x. here are some recent hot it's.
charging 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 shell as well as someone closer to home his own father stanley johnson was interviewed by going on the ground i was the 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 ad 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 guests who've appeared all 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 beast its 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 check in the episode would have confirmed this back to boris johnson himself he is listed on the report's 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 saw. brittany's . portion of the report is 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 our some of our guests that were mentioned in the list of useful idiots what they think about that description.
developer. it gets more and more aggressive across europe the political debates 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 doug and others. you know of course everybody has their agendas but i think it 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 were critical of russia when it's appropriate. the reality is that dissident voice in the u.k. the only very rarely gets any time in the mainstream media. 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 well we'll have more of this week's top stories coming up including france adopts a new counter-terror bill but civil liberties groups are up in arms i tell you why after the break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around. washington washington controls the media the media the. voters elected to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
nobody's gaming any more you say nations are breaking but the fact that they are damaging both sides it's reality damaging our way call me it's damaging the russian economy and the russian financial system and i know a lot of people who are looking for creative ways to get better results. welcome back this week the pentagon confirmed victory for coalition led kurdish troops fighting islamic state in the syrian city of raka the defense department hailed the operation as a significant breakthrough. we're having great success against what was once known as the core caliphate iraq in syria and now we're actually ending the beginning i
think the interest stage in watching the caliphate is rocket however the latest pictures from iraq a show that despite the victory it's now a virtual ghost town the structure that you can see here was caused by eisel militia shelling and coalition air strikes aid agencies also say a huge effort will be needed to end the city's humanitarian crisis well i so claim draco's its defacto capital in twenty fourteen and the first major offensive against the terrorists that began two years later it used to be one of syria's largest cities but it's now mainly in ruins.
recently coalition air forces were ready to demolish the whole building to target one member of i say they have no problem killing civilians. we ran from death and any human being would be afraid the sound of the planes makes us afraid they were shelling the civilians destroying buildings and houses rakhal was destroyed by a coalition aircraft only ten percent hit their targets the rest hit civilians. the u.n. estimates that's an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq out every day. and they seem to be no real escape for these civilians their level of suffering. princess relatives family of the children it's actually. just got to start getting. the humanitarian relief teams are only now beginning to arrive there has been
a disruption in the water supply there is a political issue of who 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 severe lack a lot of course and so there is a massive massive humanitarian need on the ground where members of the u.s. led coalition have already pledged millions in humanitarian help to russia but this is prompted questions from russia's defense ministry which has provided aid to other liberated syrian cities. what is this rush of western countries to finance rucka alone but a storm is seems only one thing remains to quickly cover the tricks of the barbaric bombing of the u.s. and the coalition which buried thousands of civilians liberated from still in the ruins of record. the french parliament has adopted
a controversial counter-terror bill giving increased powers to security services the new law restoring wide scale criticism for rights advocates who fear it will curb civil liberties well police will now have even greater pass to search homes without a warrant and conduct stop and search operations in the streets that are also let's also which is why it up communications war including phones and e-mail and places of worship suspected of promoting extremism may also be temporarily shut down while the architect of the loris president backlog himself he says this is an alternative to the current state of emergency which has already been extended six times. to the office on a security the anti terror draft law on the reinforcement of internal security has been adopted by a parliamentary majority and it will come into power in november the first when the state of emergency expires the state of emergency was effect however we've seen in recent months that unfortunately doesn't protect us from the reality of certain tax
because any state of emergency can protect us in totally reduce the threat. of france a state of emergency is jews to be lifted at the beginning of next month it was first issued following the terrorist attacks in paris in twenty fifteen but many fear the new move encroaches on even war basic freedoms we gauge reaction on the streets of paris and 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 that when you look for something they 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 freedoms and i believe it is designed more to control the people. normally the more your point for it is all i think we already 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 able to get into our
apartments i don't believe the goal is fighting terror. well earlier the un also slammed the anti terror bill it warned the measures if implemented would limit freedoms in french society political analyst dan glazebrook warns the new law won't work if france doesn't change its policies don't do 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. being some people who decide to to to lash out unfortunately you're never going to be able to keep your population one hundred percent safe because your whole foreign policy is about certain fire to two other countries. when i have an update on our breaking news story reports are coming in of an active hostage situation in the u.k. a man armed with a sawed off shotgun has seized people at
a bowling alley in the town of nonito in in central england where police are warning of an ongoing incident and are urging people to stay away witnesses say that around thirty armed officers are at the scene there are a large number of families in the area under lockdown which includes and leisure park gym and cinema we'll bring you more news on this story as soon as we have it. now about when the latest headlines at the top of the hour.
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