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this is. better than. the sea diver heard of. the world bank very. seriously. i i. explain this constitutional crisis hits a boiling point since catalonia proclaims independence while madrid moves in to sack the government and seize direct control. also this. precious twisted disclosed personal messages in a can held by wiki leaks social networks lawyers to set to testify in congress on alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election and bribery racketeering and for all drug company faces charges for allegedly getting doctors to overprescribe highly addictive painkillers some of them fifty times stronger than heroin.
hello there welcome you watching our team we'll start with some breaking news too because a suicide car bomb has reportedly killed at least ten people in the somali capital mogadishu it happened in a busy neighborhood filled with popular restaurants islamic extremist group al-shabaab says it is behind the attack at the moment authorities are exchanging fire with gunman from the group who stormed in nearby hotel also reports of a second explosion too near the former parliament building in the city center this comes just two weeks after the country's deadliest explosion in the country's history which killed more than three hundred fifty pay paul. because loneliest oppose president says madrid's decision to sack the regional government goes against the will of the people that was expressed during the
referendum that came in his first statement since the spanish prime minister put his deputy in charge of the catalan government. but he also bendish ministers agreed to depose the cattle and government intervene in our self rule and dissolve the parliament these are decisions that contradict the will of the citizens of our country expressed at the ballot box in a democratic society it is the parliamentarians that elect or depose the president while reacting to the speech the spanish government said that it is now up to the courts to decide about the gym on there as he's not a political figure any more regional elections have been called for late december madrid seize control is catalan leaders finally proclaimed independence yesterday. was was
was. was was. was fishy there but here we decided to sack the president vice president and other high ranking officials in the council on government was was i was rallies in the rallies in support of the country's unity did continue on saturday thousands have gathered in one of the crude squares holding national flags and at the same time in barcelona some motorcycles and cars
paraded through the city center there waving national flags together with catalan ones to while a pro independent syndicate is calling for a ten day general strike starting on monday with more here's. the spanish government in madrid says it is now taking full control of catalonia it says it has dismissed the catalonian government as well as high ranking officials and the president called us to push him out it also says it has dismissed some senior police officers including the chief of the police force in catalonia the most who is already under investigation for sedition now in addition to that these pronouncements by the government in madrid just came hours after the castle and parliament. actually voted for independence and declared independence catalonia a republic here now i was in a crowd of pro independent supporters surrounding the parliament and the national
guard suggested they were up to twelve thousand people there and it really was like a sea of people they screamed in delight yes yes yes or c c c in catalan and spanish when they heard that result we spoke to some people this is what they told us they are guarding our liberty or freedom we are just a country we feel like a country we feel like we are representing our our government we need to be free is what our population wants i think. people you specifically. that we are a nation. we will go when people is trying to explain their opinions and someone is trying to punish that and trying to use the violence to stop that. is of human
being i feel kind of scared well spain says that the powers of catalonia will not be exercised by the spanish vice president but the pro independence supporters i've spoken to here in barcelona say they will not recognize the authority of spain as far as they're concerned they have no seceded from spain and this is an independent republic indeed that is something that remains to be said because madrid says that within the legal framework of the spanish constitution its ability to take control of what it sees as being a spanish region is illegal and it is very likely that if this goes to the courts the courts will side with the spanish government on this one so in just less than a day since catalonia declared independence it's not yet clear whether they will be able to retain that independence or to. and to stand that some of the pro independence lobby are actually trying to draft a document which they hoping to release within forty eight hours which will show how they plan to secede from spain but it's not clear if they will be able to
implement that what is clear is that this crisis is everything and this remains a highly divisive issue in this society. we asked mark zandi a professor of politics at the university of milan what kind of peaceful resistance the catalan people could apply against madrid. i imagine in the next few months there will be some serious attempt to this field resistant in fiscal resistance group talking about more than two million people or at least one million productive people that can start paying their taxes to montreal and so that could really cause some problems and that's right mari impression is that the that's that's really what's going on inside it's a block you know since they're really used violence there and the town to me are sort of the international community so there is something they are pretending they
can use force but they're not actually using that while also hitting the headlines today as being the broader reaction from around the world there's been overwhelming support generally speaking from the trade and warnings about similar independence movements in the european union and says it looks now it who is and who isn't backing a united space. 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 to school 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 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 reset but from scotland's nicolas 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 the 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 the year 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 spoke to the u.k. independence party m.e.p. david coburn and he believes the push for independence to stem from a loss of power to brussels by. from chatting with present i spoke with a couple of weeks ago the new european union have no intention of interfering in spanish affairs internal affairs i think they've now got the idea with the problems though taking part in spain that maybe is for a good idea of the actually key posts of internal affairs of the various countries because it's just a farce that many other countries in europe who have problems with the central administration spain doesn't govern itself anymore it's governed by the european union decisions are no longer made in britain they're made in brussels maybe the city is the european union has brought this to a head and it's not just the. problems with the basques either the front of the
the flood walls in belgium various parts of europe there are problems people want to secede but because people 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 catch a loon years of the richest well the richer parts of spain so that they are that's why they're feeling very upset watching r.t. and of course we will be keeping a close eye on developments in spain threatening. now a senior u.s. senator is demanding that twitter disclose his account details relating to wiki leaks and its founder hugh son john also released direct message conversations
diane feinstein listed her demands in a letter to twitter is found in the jack dorsey which we can see here it's a pretty big list and with lots of demands and among them she wants to know whether twitter has identified be counseling see the alleged russian meddling investigation and also its methods for doing so of course r.t. gets a mention to our twitter rick. also under suspicion as for the wiki leaks here's a list two of some of the accounts linked to that the senator thinks that their private message history could prove to be vital in the investigation with more his . 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 is 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 many figures within the u.s. government many senators congressmen leaders of the military have spoken of 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 songes 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 request 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 could have given this dave lindorff release that the senate his request violates free speech. 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 is trying to imply that we can 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 people's perspectives about one candidate or the another in the election that is not a crime 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 watching our say thanks being with us and saving still had the been found of a u.s. drug company does face serious charges for allegedly bribing dealt is to prescribe addictive based medicine will have the details after the break. here's what people have been saying about redacted and this is. the only show i go out of my way to you know what it's really packed to. the john oliver of r t america is doing the same. apparently better than. you see people you've never heard of redacted tonight. president of the world bank they. were.
seriously sent us an e-mail. 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 there are now. people bought into the units across the country and they became the land owning the new. neoliberal gentrification under the current government and the. other socialist scheme of government underwriting property but not for the poor people they do it for the rich. hello again around britain plaques can be found on buildings and they often do
represent a place of historic interest but some are also pinpointing locations where shady undercover policing has taken place the project was launched in a bookshop in london by a group of campaigners. they say they are opposed to police surveillance because of reported cases of abuse carried out by officers working undercover they want complaints to be fully investigated and for the victims to receive support they're also encouraging people to come forward if they have been affected britain spike operated officially from nine hundred fifty nine up until two thousand and eight officers infiltrated different groups from trade unionists to environmental lists some even deceive women by entering into relationships with them to win their trust while working undercover for london's metropolitan police apologized and paid compensation for
their offices wrongdoing but the activists do fear that such practices still continue and want more transparency. 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 it is to spy on the west in general is because they consider the left a threat to. portly. 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 stuff so you may say that they maybe don't need it anymore
but i do think they're still doing. now let's return to spain because madrid is assigning officials to replace the catalan government their deposed after the region's parliament proclaimed independence yesterday however it seems that catalans president isn't ready to give up the fight just yet he's been asking people to put up some sort of peaceful resistance let's get the thoughts now of this man down really well he's the chief economist at the tresses investment and he's with us this evening good evening to you daniel firstly what do you make of this late evening call from the deposed president for people to take up some form of peaceful protest what could he mean what could people do you think. i think that there's very little that that they can do predominantly because by now i think we have seen that there's more than fifty countries all of the european union that does not. recognize this call for independence but i think that
also from the perspective of of calling for demonstration the following that he might be trying to get to is not a good one for the catalan economy which is already suffering which is basically two to block or to generate further economic problems in a region that has already seen more than one thousand seven hundred companies move their headquarters out of out of the region so it's a complicated it's a very very complicated issue because of course the problem at the end of the day is that he doesn't have turner to that. that the coalition that that that forms the government in catalonia right now allows him to move into there is. you know the problem right now is that the no no room for negotiation
because it sizes the session or nothing and that makes it very very complicated if you think his call to the people essentially to try and get them to take up the power because i've heard some people suggest that people might for example nine not pay their taxes would that in any way put pressure on the trade. no not really that is that that is a strategy that is called catalepsy either was originated in greece many many years ago like so many other things. and that has never has never worked which is to try to generate a conflict that by harming your own economy you believe that you know the country or the european union will have to agree to your demands that that didn't happen with verified cases you know with greece that didn't happen in so many other cases but i think that the biggest problem is that he is trying to pass
the ball to people. that basically are harmless in that situation and that and it's completely unfair you can't say to people don't pay your taxes because you know the penalties the legal the legal problems fall to each of the individuals and those are not. let's say solutions the solutions come from negotiations and that's a problem that has not been sold i mean if that did happen for example i would madrid riyadh because they must be cautious of creating sort of scenes of civil unrest on the streets if they're having to sort of arrest people etc how do they play this is difficult for them to do isn't it. it is very difficult it is very difficult for madrid as well because the spanish government as you see it is taking it very very slow is looking it's all the time moving from from the legal
perspective so you know making offending a lot of feeling a respond to the call whatever. so it's taken and it is very very complicated from that perspective but definitely. one of the reasons why so many companies are moving their headquarters out of catalonia is precisely not wanting to enter into a problem of double taxation all legal and obviously tax penalties if they decided if the government in catalonia decided to confiscation measures sure ok look at don you were going to have to leave it there but always good to get your insight that was done really cal the chief economist at tresses investment thank you. now in another story this evening at billionaire pharmaceutical company found face serious charges in the u.s. at the moment over claims that powerful medicines were being missed prescribed to
boost sales juncker poor he was charged with bribery racketeering and fraud for his alleged role in persuading doctors to hand out an opioid painkiller called subsidies. well that medicine is seen as a major breakthrough in treating cancer pain designed for patients need fan stages of the disease but like any strong medicine there are risks to it does come with warnings it can cause addiction fatal heart conditions or react badly with other medicines in fact in extreme cases an overdose can be fatal the pain. his main component is schooled fenn and it's one hundred times stronger than morphine not only that it's ten times deadly and heroin according to the new hampshire police
forensic lab just three milligrams is enough for a lethal dose used properly and then actually does relief for many cancer patients however one former company employee decided to blow the whistle it was given to people who didn't need it and 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 medical workers have leaked similar stories in the past but it is rare the simpler the very top there are people in the very top of major drug companies jungle pools lawyer however says his client vigorously denies any involvement white house spokesperson but we know believes that such abuse is widespread in the industry this is vast it is a vast conspiracy in each company the same as it 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 mint 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 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 so that brings you up to date don't forget if you get the chance have a look at our website so you plenty of the stories that said dotty dot com will have more news and often are.
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