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day saturday welcomes his r.t. live from h.q. moscow with me kevin and we started with our big story from your of this weekend there's a dramatic escalation in the independence crisis that's rocking spain now the prime minister has sacked cuts alone his government and put his deputy prime minister in charge of it ministries are being closed and police powers revote there's going to be a let an election now in late december with dread seize control as catholic leaders finally proclaimed independence just before the vote in madrid a month after the disputed referendum. today in parliament the parliament of our country a legitimate parliament to call largely expected step and largely for four step. citizens of council or any other comes a time when it is up to all of us to maintain the pulse of our country our peace our civic duty. and dignity as we have always done and always without any doubt
barcelona charlotta burns covering all this for us and then destroy human is not to say a tense weekend this so much has happened in the last twenty four hours. it's been an incredibly tense couple of days and there is more tension to come here in catalonia as it is really not clear what the. region all this independent republic actually is now we know that madrid says it's imposed direct control to senators in madrid. yesterday. straight. away from catalonia. says it's been able to remove the catalan parliament from its position and it's also removed a number of high ranking officials here. as well as one. but we understand from separatist. they say that they recognize decision and they
will. because they believe that when the past. was legally entitled to do that now madrid of course is legally also entitled under the spanish constitution to pass article. yesterday now this comes to ration by the catalan parliament which was greeted by a sea of thousands literally thousands of people the national guard in spain estimates around twelve thousand. and the moment it happened. yes yes yes something many people. we spoke to a few people just. made them how they felt about it. it's very exciting at this moment i made a study got
a mormon for us years and years and years and years dreaming about leaving the spring which is not to them we are finally in catalonia a new member of the international community a republic a good trilling. and by all and all our lives are our parents grandparents they are waiting for the saying. well madrid says. the president. and now the vice president of spain is exercising the powers here. instead we also understand that senior police officers have been removed from their posts well here in catalonia the spanish flag has actually been removed from official buildings that's. again they say they're not recognizing this and many
people who fought for independence now. even anything that says we still haven't heard anything from. him and his party in response to saying that they have taken control we understand that they're discussing how they're going to publish a document which shows how they're going to secede from spain because they want to push ahead with independence but that is reliant on probably one thing and that's money at the moment the spanish government is likely to have control of the purse strings of catalonia and that could make it difficult for those separatists to continue with their plans for an independent republic although i understand they are discussing with some countries around the world financial support to be able to push ahead with that but for the moment there is still some confusion here in the streets separatists say the. madrid says it's now in control. pretty much.
discussed the constitutional crisis from spain with the political. very different views on the breakaway region. what they are trying to do is to demolish our regional government institutions. and take control of. social movements the problem right now is the. nationalist movement independent movement is living in a part of war in another war because they have people in the radio and they want to keep to remain in a spain you can say that these are democratic to to to listen the voice of the people and what we have been trying to do hearing about one year is always not really like you know if. the point is that you go one people be express their. opinion what we've been trying to do
two years ago is to find the possibility for a couple in society to express and this was on the first of all over the business and did these movements and in this terrible time where he did not a question. of which crisis democracy and right now the story about this is not a question of companies and what you have in madrid this is a question of democracy and you should listen what people have got on people. they won for for the future anybody in the international sphere is going to give a recognition to these are state right now the spanish government is working to restore their constitution there in the region and we have to broaden it to protect the heart of the card balance they want to keep their rights they want to keep it
remain a spanish this is very sad really in that you are just saying that you want to save fifty percent of the. well in society you should care about one hundred percent of problems without it getting violent or if you had loads earlier today the broader reaction from around the world has been overwhelming support for madrid and warnings about similar independence pushes in the rest of the european union and this is the next who is who isn't backing the united spain there is plenty of reaction coming in given these major developments happening in catalonia albeit with very few surprises we have heard from the president of the european council donald tusk who has said that nothing changes and that the e.u. will continue to speak directly with madrid we've seen reaction from germany of course the german government said they do not recognize this unilateral declaration of independence we've heard from of course the french president also showing his support and full support to the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy here in the
u.k. of course also plenty of reaction we've heard from downing street saying the does not and will not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence because this vote the referendum on october first was deemed illegal by spanish courts that was a reaction from to recent but from scotland's nicholas sturgeon we have seen a reaction of seeing the people of catalonia should have the ability to determine their own future so supporting what has happened in catalonia given scotland's own sort of plight when it comes to this issue we've heard from the u.s. as well the u.s. state department has said they support keeping strong and united spain together also similarly from nato so as all of these reactions are continuing to come in it's important to really remember that despite the fact that political leaders throughout the european union have consistently said they don't want catalonia to break away from spain to really keep the european union intact the pro independence
movement in catalonia has repeatedly said that despite the fact that they want to leave spain they don't necessarily want to leave the european union whereas throughout. you we've heard them say that if catalonia doesn't fact leave spain they're going to have to essentially get at the back of the line to get back into the european union we've spoken to you can dependence ponty m.e.p. david coburn he believes madrid's decision initially came from brussels because the e.u. looks to tighten its grip on its member states by newborn from chatting with present you i spoke with a couple of weeks ago the the european union have no intention of interfering in spanish affairs internal affairs i think they've now got the idea with the problems i was taking part in spain that maybe it's for a good idea to actually keep bites of intel sales of the various countries because it's just a farce to many other countries in europe who have problems with the central administration spain doesn't govern themselves anymore it's governed by the
european union decisions alone get me to drink they're made possible maybe the city is the european union has brought this to a head it's not just speak it get sick bring problems with the boss see the sins of the. the floodwalls in belgium and various parts of europe but are there problems people want to secede. because i don't want to be ruled by faceless bureaucracy in brussels they want to make their own decisions locally and then have a national government as well catalonia as of the richest well the richer parts of spades so that they are that's why they're feeling very upset stay with us to say across this story would be across the moves the mood the reactions for the day as spain and the e.u. enters what is uncharted waters with this independence crisis. at a. next a senior u.s.
senator is demanding the twitter disclose his account details relating to wiki leaks and its founder julian assange including releasing direct message conversations lady's name is dianne feinstein and she's listed her demands in a letter to twitter's founder and c.e.o. jack dorsey a pretty big list here it is. take a look first of a few of her demands in a bit more detail she wants to know whether twitter has identified the accounts linked to the alleged russian meddling investigation and its methods for doing so of course we're mentioned to a request like that couldn't ignore the so-called propaganda boards artie's twitter accounts i say with a wry smile they're also under suspicion but back to wiki leaks here's a list of some of the accounts linked to it you see where there said the senator here thinks that their message history could prove vital to the investigation with more details about this is colored mopin now. feinstein the u.s. senator from california is requesting that the direct messages on twitter sent by
wiki leaks be turned over and given to the congress for their investigation you know they're asking for the direct messages of wiki leaks the direct messages of julian a songe as well as the direct messages of the hacker known as good for to who is reported to have been the person who turned over the e-mails of the democratic national committee to to wiki leaks now it's important to note that dianne feinstein who's requesting these direct messages on behalf of congress that she is certainly no fan of julian assads this is what she said about julian assange in the past well mr sun just one of my most unfavorite people in the world and i believe he's done a great discredit to this nation now dianne feinstein is not the only figure within the u.s. political establishment who has voiced opposition and hatred for julian assad and many figures within the u.s.
government many senators congressmen leaders of the military have spoken to julian a songe accused him of being a russian agent called for prosecution of julian assad called for wiki leaks to be shut down this is a widespread sentiment in washington d.c. i mean he's a tool of russian intelligence and if he's such a you know martyr of free speech why doesn't wiki leaks ever publish anything coming out of russia you should be treated as an enemy combatant we should be closed down permanently and decides we wiki leaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like russia ignorance or misplaced idealism is no longer an acceptable excuse for lionizing these demons saunters a narcissist who has created nothing of value here lies on the dirty work of others to make himself famous he's a fraud a coward hiding behind a screen disguise a traitor a treasonous and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty i want to do it. illegally shoot the son of a as we know on november first the owners of twitter will be testifying before the
u.s. congress and this is all part of the investigation of alleged russian meddling in the us presidential elections in twenty sixteen and now we see this additional requests to being given to twitter just a few days before they're set to testify so one wonders is any new information going to be determined from these direct messages or is this the government of the united states in particular the congressional committee putting additional pressure on twitter in the lead up to their testimony well investigative journalist david lindorff believes the senate his request violates free speech anyway there is no indication that wiki leaks is a tool of russia wiki leaks has been major source for american journalism and british journalism for a long time but now feinstein's trying to imply that we cue leaks is somehow in league with this alleged russian effort to swing the election in the united states
in two thousand and sixteen even if you took the worst case scenario and you said that russia was behind an effort to get people's perspectives about one candidate or the another in the election that is not right so to me and that is private communications on twitter. when there isn't any criminality being even alleged is over the top and a terrible threat to first amendment rights in the united states. this is an international lot more to come over the next fifteen minutes or so with me kevin i would including president mccrum say he's no father christmas and he won't be bringing state aid gifts to the area for visiting the reaction after the break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around
corporate corporations from washington to washington. to meet. voters elect a businessman to run this country business equals. bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. under margaret thatcher there was a transition away from public housing and government assisted government underwritten public housing and they sold off all the council estates. people bought into the units across the country and they became the land owning the new land owning neoliberal gentrification under the current government in the u.k. it's another socialist scheme of government underwriting property but not for the
poor people they do it for the rich be. exactly nineteen minutes past. the french president's visit to the territory of french guyana and south america has been met by violent protests there five people were arrested and two police officers injured as clashes broke out with groups against a manual mccrum strip the demonstrations against mccrone came after he said that he would not be giving additional funding to that impoverished region explaining that he wasn't father christmas on twitter didn't go down well in all quarters some french politicians were fall from impressed by the president's comment we spoke to the editor in chief of the people magazine about the latest. he is very sure of himself in a bit of good to you showed it recently we are saying that he's not son because the people who are poor and have problems but he did it also and from this recently i'm
using words that i wouldn't use on on the news you know or a very vulgar the french left or right it's not a matter of politics consider him as out of control we now after several cases like that the government of course should not give away public money without really looking at what they do it was right in saying of course there is a lot of money's being spent and we are not that that are real problems but it's not a reason to to show his excess brazen or to show his northerns at the fact that people come back with their own problems so in this case now it's small for the unpleasantness of seeing the elite. talk talking count in a condescending way to to the people. well might not be the first time president bush made a series of other remarks to that have not to well in the past let's briefly remind
bookstore often used by groups who've been infiltrated in the past by so-called. activists say they want to raise awareness not only of the scale of. working on the cover they say they want complaints to be fully investigated and for victims to receive support. from one hundred fifty nine until two thousand and eight there's still a question mark over it. to different groups and human rights organizations some even deceived women apparently into entering relationships with them to win the trust while working on the cover. police were forced to compensate some victims and apologized for their offices actions campaigners. still continue and they want more explanation. what i haven't got yet is any information at all not one single scrap of detail about why these people were targeting them why they had their life simple
trade to this extent and why they found themselves sometimes in an intimate relationship with somebody who was being paid to spy on them the reason i feel for ities to spy on the west in general is because they consider the left's afraid to. proportionally. against national security we don't actually know whether they still live for treating him whether they continue to do that and of course there is now the digital spy the. there's the digital spy. eavesdropping the big data stuff so david you may say that they maybe don't need it anymore but i do you see they're still doing. next story we're tracking today a billionaire founder of a drug company has been arrested for his alleged role in persuading doctors to misplace scribed patients a really strong opioid painkiller guy's name is junk he's been charged with bribery
racketeering and fraud and the highly addictive medication is part of a nationwide crisis in the u.s. right now let me tell you more the main component of this synthetic painkiller is something called fenton they'll it's only supposed to be prescribed to patients in severe pain from cancer is one hundred times stronger than morphine cases of the drug reportedly being miss prescribed and given to non-cancer patients was brought to light by one of couple's former employees. i knew there was something going on there i started doing some research i realized that i wasn't there to help people that i was actually hurting people well medical workers have leaked similar schemes of distributing illegal drugs in the past it's rare though those implicated go right to the very top of major drug companies now compos lawyer has said that his client vigorously denies any involvement but a former white house spokesperson we know believes that such abuse is widespread practice in the industry this is vast it is
a vast conspiracy in each company the same as a tobacco lobby did for so many years and got away with it it's not a matter of regulations it's a matter of and force and and the lack of will for enforcement they have let these companies and the doctors who illegally prescribe the drugs that are supposed to be just for severe cancer and they get everybody else addicted it's not even just a matter of the of the suffering because some of the addicted people like getting high it's a matter of it's illegal and dangerous what they're doing and yes there isn't for cement. you're watching out international every. news updates around the clock also don't forget check it out facebook twitter loads of ways to keep across the latest from us this saturday lunchtime as it is now is kevin always saying thanks for watching our programs continue after the break and out of course have
youghal america is or was a cause report yeah things are happening. right well apparently max keiser stacy her very poor were right help to buy has mostly helped house builders boost profits so that's being fair and balanced of course some people say that help to buy in the united kingdom was a ponzi scheme but ponzi schemes do help some participants the good news is that some of these are listed companies in the united kingdom and their profits have boosted so that is a boom to the economy well certainly to a certain class of people within the economy that's the good news because remember for the united kingdom we've got to say good things about whatever fraud is committed there has to be a positive side to it presented so we're presenting the positive side and that's
the house builders have done well this is a new report out and the chancellor philip hammond is lining up another ten billion pounds to extend the help to buy programs first launched by george osborne in two thousand and thirteen which is already sucked up ten billion pounds of taxpayers' cash yet a report from morgan stanley not usually the type to stick the knife into flagship government policy lays bare how this colossal saw has been almost entirely wasted. yeah it's interesting because under margaret thatcher there was a transition away from public housing and government assisted government underwritten public housing and they sold off all the council estates as they're known people bought into these units across the country and they became the land owning the new land owning neoliberal gentrification under the current government.