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today. we start the program we're going straight to spain where thousands of supporters. in the. activists hit the streets waving. flags from their bikes the protests reflect a deepening crisis in society for the region for what he declared independence. and the move. which sacked the local government and i arranged. the reports on how the events unfolded on friday. well many people have gathered outside the spanish parliament and i don't know if you'll be able to see just behind me but it has been entirely blocked off because they are expecting this crowd to potentially get agitated depending on what happens today whether that is
the implementation of article one fifty five by madrid or whether indeed it is a declaration of independence here in catalonia the catalan parliament and now discussing the possibility of making that declaration yes. and because of that the citizens party is not going to allow spain to be cool down we will not allow you to divide us a number of the members of the polish she left the chain but decided they would not take part in that vote they are parties that are generally in favor of unity with spain. money upfront fees by years when this album about it is evolving. you certainly in an area of people who are pro independence because when not vote was released that catalan parliament had declared an independent republic of catalonia the crowd would soon be crazy
here thank. god if. i was just talking to a couple people moments ago who said it's not just their mates their parents they come parents and even their great grandparents have been waiting cool because this is something that many cats and onions have been fighting for independence for almost a hundred years all our life our parents around parents they are waiting for the same years and years and years and years dreaming about leaving the spring which is not to them across it we are finally in catalonia a new member of the international community today in parliament the parliament of our country a legitimate parliament to come largely expected step and largely for four step. citizens of cathal 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 will without any doubt yes the catalan parliament have said that that is what they voting for but there are many of the steps to take including the fact that we saw the reaction here then to article one five five this is that the article that spanish senate is in madrid was voting on only whether they would take away the regional autonomy from catalonia. or whether or not it was the measures regarding implementation of article one five five which were proposed to the senate are approved article one five five part of the spanish constitution has never been enacted it's been described by many people as a nuclear option and that's because essentially what it does is removes regional autonomy trisha there but here we decided to sack the president vice president and other high ranking officials in the council on government called those snap
elections for december twenty first and he's also stopped the chiefs of police over the catalan police force with was . with. one of the things it really resonates from this entire situation the spin weeks and weeks of uncertainty about the future of catalan is the fact that today outside the parliament they were through independent supporters as well as those who approach unity and want to remain spain and they were standing side by side catalans all say that they do not want a society to be ripped apart by this indecision was we discussed the crisis with a political commentator and a former catalan m.p. both of whom have very different views. what they are trying to do is to demolition
our regional government institutions. and take control of. social movements the problem right now is that and nationalist movement independent movement is living in about a war in another war because they have of their people in the radio and they want to keep 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 and what we've been trying to do two years ago is to find the possibility for
a couple in society to express this was on the first of all over the business and did these movements and in this terrible time where he did not the question of how do you decide which crimes democracy and right now the story but this is not a question of companies and business 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 a state right now this money 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. it's 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 was i did it i'm not getting violent at the mean time the spanish government being given overwhelming support from european institutions with nato and the un also wanted side most eager member states along with the us australia and several latin american countries all calling for spanish unity however there are those who have said they would never at any point recognize an independent catalonia belgium finland for example even sweden calling for dialogue between barcelona and madrid russia stressed the kaplan crisis is a completely internal matter scotland has backed the independence calls saying catalan should be free to disarm in their own future while a senior fellow at john hopkins university for the week of bindi fears catalonians are not looking at the wider picture. the moon is deeply divided on the part of a separatist and there is also a source to all of. i would use the word delirium even if it's not
a good word i mean they they are in this collective emotional moment and i don't think they're seeing clearly what is going to have been off the way they were going you know nato or the u.s. they were the single member states also starting to come out there were also very clear that they only with a nice spain. already over one hundred enterprises moved out of. the stock market is going down the so i don't really see how they can't understand that that alone they're not going to have that brilliant three future they're dreaming of. meanwhile the small region in the pyrenees mountains the r. and valley says if catalonia breaks away from spain it will break away from catalonia or travel to the area and spoke to locals who don't share the region's hunger for independence. as they are on valley is
a unique territory within can't alone it is so governing has its own institutions its own language and its own history and culture only nineteen percent of those who vote in the referendum in favor of catalan independence that it was. all right to self-determination was unanimously approved by the cattle and parliament and by the spanish state we could become a part of france or china tomorrow for instance if we chose to do so but we won't do it we want to remain a part of catalonia and spain. people are really afraid especially for the economy the economy of their run valley is very french are all because it is entirely dependent on tourism therefore any sense that we can see it makes people really afraid. of a new round of procurement he rallies expected throughout this day in barcelona here on r.t. international will give you a. i.
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for joining us on this sunday as u.s. congress tries to piece together what led to the deaths of four service money this month well made. has complained they had no idea the troops so even in fact in that african nation three weeks ago a group of american and local troops were ambushed by islamic state fighters for us and ten nigerian soldiers were killed the pentagon admits full support was not provided until two hours after the battle had begun now thought to have the second biggest u.s. military presence in africa eight hundred out of six thousand troops across the continent the tiny country of djibouti is first with about four thousand servicemen somalia and cameroon house four hundred and three hundred respectively and. now has more on the wiring disconnect between key u.s. lawmakers and troops on the ground. so it's official washington has intervened in so many different countries even u.s. senators seem to have lost track but i didn't know there was
a thousand troops and this is an endless war without boundaries no limitation of time a geography and senator graham is not the only one senator graham there you know we have a thousand troops and did you know i did not and there you have it two sitting senior senators one republican and the other a democrat had no idea the u.s. currently has over one thousand troops in news year so how is this possible past administrations have used the authorization for use of military force against terrorists or the. to warrant military operations involving non-state actors or terror organizations passed by congress right after september eleventh that allows the president to use force against those who planned it committed or aided the nine eleven attacks and only one person voted against it congresswoman barbara lee let's step back for a moment let's just just for a minute and think through the implications of our actions today so that this does
not spiral out of control according to a two thousand and sixteen congressional research office report the bush and obama administration's use the on thirty seven occasions to initiate military action in over a dozen countries and now with trump it appears there's even less oversight the pentagon has just announced that they will no longer disclose troop numbers in iraq and syria but can this apply to other regions besides iraq and syria their ways and already. consist in considerable complete. lack of. transparency and accountability religious ration you know it's gotten significantly worse in the trash has touted dishes reform. reform as part of the mine or my one. you're going to have even less information. how many troops are in. when the former defense secretary and cia director leon
panetta. seemed rather lost it's a good question but you know. to stop and think about the now with very little transparency. washington d.c. . hillary clinton. the democratic national committee helped by the now infamous. was published back in january. deals between moscow in the run up to last year's presidential election in fact here's how the u.s. president reacted to this latest news. it's very sad what they've done with this fake it was made up. i understand they paid
a tremendous amount of money and hillary clinton always denied it the democrats always denied it i think it's a disgrace it's just really a very it's a very sad it's a very sad commentary on politics this. dossier claim to try to close links to russia and that the kremlin compiled compromising information on the us president the report also contain lewd allegations on trump which sparked a scandal when published less than two weeks before his inauguration a buzz feed was the first to break the story and though it admitted the allegations were on verify the story was a metre italy run by c.n.n. and other channels former british intelligence officer behind the da ca that contained explosive allegations about president donald trump he also addressed the dossier of alleged dirt on donald trump in russia the report included unsubstantiated claims that russian intelligence compiled a dossier on mr trump during visits to moscow ossie america host ed schultz says
the new revelations on the clinton team's involvement in the trump dossier and all these claims reflects very badly on us politics i'm disappointed because it's a sad commentary for politics in our country and i also think it's very damaging to the process but this in bold and the president and his credibility because he has said all along he has been a victim of fake news you can't get any more fake than this it was surrogate after a surrogate that went out on the cable shows in this country for months on end that tried to blame this on russia and accused the russians and the trump campaign colluding to deep six hillary clinton in the election i think this is horribly damaging for the democrats i think the democrats are going to have to distance themselves from hillary clinton and i think hillary clinton has to answer a lot of questions about. how and why and cnn's credentials have been questioned on a number of times when it came to russia related stories and the news outlet has
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his excellent ecology and experience and dairy production we're about to get these two civs taste of real ice cream just before it comes off the conveyor and goes into the freezer so we get the fresh taste that is supposedly exclusive and unique let us give it a try to be. it's a little as you can see it's not frozen there's really fresh. i'm sorry for the man. but this is delicious. a motion yelena can i help you make something at this factory now with my own hands covered them i don't it's delicate sure let's make the ice cream. i'm just making myself useful here at the ice period ice cream factory.
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