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from all states have done the same thing now we have seen a recent rise in. attacks. we have seen a recent rise and understood that he incidents in germany in general some of those involving schools now we did hear from the german chancellor angela merkel who had this to say about a recent arrivals and their contribution towards the on systematic problem in germany right now noir we have a new phenomenon as we have many refuges and one whom there are for example people of arab origin who bring in other form of anti-semitism into the country unfortunately and to cement isn't existed before that. and it's not that's prompted thousands of people to come out here to the streets to the german capital to say you know chandy semitism in this city and you know it is of in all its forms. ok let's head stateside where a public golf club in the u.s. state of pennsylvania has apologized to five block women for calling the police on
them they were kicked off the grounds after the co-owners of the company's father complained that the women were playing too slowly it is the latest in a series of incidents where african-americans have been arrested or asked to leave a public facility in the u.s. why. this past sunday a black woman was arrested on a waffle house in alabama for refusing to pay for plastic attend this video of her arrest shows officers wrestling her children who are threatening to break her arm and exposing her naked body another case happened two weeks ago at a starbucks coffee and for delphia stuff there or call the police and to block men because they have nots placed an order and wanted to use the restroom that sparked a wave of racism. that i was just ok i didn't want.
can i be the. one response this starbucks ordered all restaurants to close for a monday treat and the racism training following a nationwide campaign against the coffee chain earlier we spoke with economist and author dave perkins and human rights activists randy short about the ongoing controversy. i racism against the two shins is real and the prejudices real exit that we need to care about america as well as an entire society and look after everyone if we don't do this we're going to have worse problems these events do disproportionately tall get people of african-american origin here is that because you see it with less difficulty accepting the idea that this young lady trying to run her starbucks in philadelphia spends time thinking about class and segregation and trying to target black beetle had she's trying to run the restaurants and she's
trying to. order and keep the business working and not let people take advantage over you guys loitering and not purchasing products from the store while using their facilities how do you stop that from happening again but i don't think that's a little girl running the starbucks as best she can reluctantly calling the police to sign saying saying loitering again is thinking about using loitering laws against black people yes they're people that have a literate and businesses yes there are folks out of order some of them of black but i've worked with a lot of white drunks in my day and they don't get handle quite the same way this is a fact i'm not going to last a rail and play another slowly than men and five women together play very slowly and the entire culture is waiting for the fact that i would like has nothing to do with it it's the fact that they are lol as along as people pretend that injustice and mistreatment of people is ok as long as it does. not impact yeah that is the
problem with the majority it they lack an understanding that it can be us today and it could be them tomorrow now this is where i ask myself the question at what point do you treat black people like we're doing there e people and subject them to ordinary rules of society at what point do you stop taking every incident as racism and start evaluating them as human beings and how they're reacting that's my question. meanwhile there's controversy brewing over the release of an american prison inmate sentenced to twenty five years to life for the murder of two policeman herman bell is set to walk free on friday however new york's police union is making last ditch attempts to keep him locked up artist and house the story. herman bell natori is for being a cop killer and a member of the black liberation army will soon become a free man after spending nearly fifty years behind bars for shooting two policeman dead back in one thousand nine hundred seventy one now the new york parole board's
decision even had the support of a son of one of the slain officers it seems that individuals with no knowledge of ms to bellow the circumstances that led me to support his release many years ago have taken it upon themselves to drum up hate and then gins the parole board of new york might have shown sympathy and a willingness to forgive but not the policeman's union the patrolmen's benevolent association they're guilty then and guilty now and no copula should ever walk the face of the year now siding with the police's n.y.c. mayor bill de blasio who called for the decision to be reversed and for bell to stay behind bars the parole board received over three hundred sixty seven thousand letters urging them not to free herman bell despite his record as a model prisoner well not quite there and not actually that many individual messages the associations website gave compliance the option of automatically sending a letter for each of the sixty two cop killers listed on the site that meant that
fewer than six thousand objections to bell's release generated over three hundred sixty seven thousand messages completely distorting the level of the outcry in fact according to one poll eighty six percent of new yorkers support the parole board's decision we decided to talk with some former cops about the associations ethics i can't comprehend a man who openly admitted to killing three cops. i can't comprehend how that person would be allowed to walk the streets i've read the parole board's view that they don't look at the crime in the past they look at the behaviors and the needs going forward which doesn't really you know get a personal to make sense to me yes i. i could picture every cop out there being absolutely outraged at the point of acting on their motion especially in today's climate where they are still be used to do your government is trying their back on the police officers i can absolutely picture not one cop out there not wanting six
hundred thousand plus letters being sent to the parole board to eb requesting this man's parole be denied she just wouldn't surprise me if there was just a glitch in the system. you know pat list of p.v.a. president he's over old top i think that he is really believing in the cops and the good cops in the city down the wrong path i mean. it's very tragic and so they actually took three people and i just put parole is what it is you know we have murders rape is awesome this people are getting paroled every single day and hell bent on if you kill a cop they want to do this right and to jail the supposed people at what point and i'm not advocate from the get out of parole made a decision a. pat lynch and you know what his role is to say that this guy even his son bell's son actually wrote the boy. he agrees to. be
paroled now cops like to talk about the perilous situations they put themselves in and the public that they serve in order to do that but this incident will leave some in new york questioning their integrity. r.t. new york it in minutes into the program after the break the international urges ukraine to investigate an attack on a gypsy camp earlier this month stay with our. local war hawks sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that they're going. to stop spreading tell you that what. because of the public i shall. tell you pull it out by. all the hawks that we along with all the walking.
with all make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes to protect themselves. with the fine. be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. hello again i'm the city international is the man doing that the ukraine government investigate an attack on our roma gypsy camp in the capital kiev.
last week a nationalist group destroyed the camp children were reportedly injured in the incident people fled while their tents and other belongings were burnt the attackers also used tear gas on reportedly guns. currently no one can be sure that he won't become the next week team of this warm up radicals they shoot themselves with better at ease and caring for the public but actually they're terrorizing ordinary people. well police in kiev say there were no reports of violence and that the fires were simply part of a clean up operation. meanwhile authorities in another city in ukraine have opened a painting contest to mark the creation of a nazi division in the country during the second world war in the contest youngsters are asked to draw something linked to ukrainians who volunteered for the nazi unit on there's a cash prize for the best one well let's cross live now to discuss this issue with
writer and political commentator of victoria yes skin a figure welcome to the program quite extraordinary just reading this side you know it begs the question why do authorities in the ukrainian city even want to celebrate the nazi unit. can you hear me this is union here in the studio. ok we've got a little bit of an issue there with victoria right at the moment and we'll try and get back to him later in the program for a quite extraordinary story but moving on just for the time being. american broadcaster n.b.c. has joined the dots on the sky over the r.t.s. online project in case you missed it doesn't fact links to art and an exposé article to journalists a look at the registration dates of the show's website and cross checked it against
the registration for r.t. they could however have the scope for those links so little bit easier by simply going to the show section on their website in response to the scoop the show has taken viewers behind the scenes to blow the lid off its connection to our. in what must surely be one of the great journalistic coups of the twenty first century n.b.c.'s ben collins blew the lid off i see why our minds connection to the russian funded r.t. painstaking research has uncovered one of the industry's most closely guarded secrets so let's take a look behind the scenes today at a social media project that's been described as propaganda for millennia a buzz feed knockoff or even like pulling teeth. so here we are very slick officers although there is a slight smell in the vodka and caviar. we're in so it was
probably a spy keep an eye on it. but first glance it looks like any other office but take a look below the surface and something starts to seem off we spoke to i see why in my eyes members of staff so tell me what's it like working for someone connected to r.t. well i always loved the game show tutti frutti when i was at school there you could get on scully right but that was that was on the sky channel r.t.l. this is this is r.t. this is this is funded by russia we're talking about. r t is is funded by russia. well for the russians well. yeah i mean if your parents is mainly just handed stuff over to poly and things like that to be honest i've never really had so much freedom at work no one tells you how to answer of over and i'm just really happy but do you work alone i mean i do but it's not you know i really
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you have to be pretty special to think it was a secret. all right just to cross back now to our ukraine story for some live reaction just to recap in a city in ukraine authorities have opened a painting contest to mark their creation of a nazi division in the country during the second world war in the contest youngsters are asked to draw something linked to ukrainians who volunteered for the nut the unit there's a cash prize for the best one quite extraordinary really let's get reaction as i say and cross to writer for the color commentator victoria yes going to victoria welcome hopefully we can hear you a bit better this time why do i thorough tease quite simply in do you creamy in-city want to celebrate what is clearly enough c. unit. because ukraine.
since yesterday is promoting glorification of naziism on the level of their government and this what's important you have french nazi groups in many comforters but the ukraine past especially just relation to glorify the nazi war criminals people don't know about it i mean it's for prohibited by the law to criticize. i mean and listen let me remind something that few years ago there was a contest on the holocaust cartoons in tehran i mean the whole world was really furious about it i expect from people now to be furious about what's happening involving cell trajan's i see that only ration israel writing to protest but we are talking about something absolutely inconceivable that the government officially promotes glorification of bounces and then they start it's kind of read very sinister serious his and they went for their children they want their children to
appraise the nazi past now you have to know and you know do of course that in ukraine there are ninety five percent of ukrainians who fought against the nazis them and they took out the whole ukrainian population these five percent of criminals second world war criminals and of trying to make them it kind of they still meath i mean it's a danger not only for ukraine the for of course for jewish population of you know great russian population of ukraine but it's also a danger that this will spread in all the congress in eastern europe and elsewhere and we must not stay idly by there are lots of things you know it needs to be pointed out almost every family in the soviet union lost a loved one during the war of course just to another point of big door if you heard a story earlier about the roma gypsy camp which was allegedly attacked in key. i'm misty international rights groups fear that it's not only roma people in danger in
ukraine other minorities are vulnerable as well is the ukrainian government doing enough to protect these people. i. i suppose that the on the local level some policemen the world trying to prevent violence but when the government and the parliament officially praise and glory find not says how can expect anything else and i sad actually it's not they first came to jews as the very first said but then they came to obviously when they came to me it was too late i mean people in the west should not be silent about it they should know that this is not just an incident with gypsies and with others this is a government policy this is a policy promoted by the ukrainian government and this what makes it terrible this what makes it dangerous and will this what makes it absolutely inconceivable that again went to iraq the idiot the whole world was furious and rightly so i spect the
same reaction to what's happening in ukraine now in the vault all right where just right i tie my big door yes can write her a political commentary thanks so much for your thoughts this hour this is our t. international more news coming up enough interest time but stay with us now for great r.t. programs right ahead. the clan is a black hole and it is folks from all walks of life and money from all points on the globe and as it expands it just the wharfs the size of anything else trying to keep with it that includes various fat money regimes that also includes various highlevel bankers and economists so christine legarde is just the latest to get live to the big calling black hole.
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this informed us broadcasting around this little world from washington d.c. i'm for children coming up today facebook is facing new challenges along only in the u.s. put in the e.u. and especially in the united kingdom where they are being taken to court but worry for which the c.e.o.'s probe work will help us sort it all out what's on going. and evaluate how facebook has handled some of their myriad messy matters and there's a new invention slash service that may surprise you which will be brought to you by volvo general motors and wait for it amazon's shipments directly to your vehicle lauren fix the car coach joins us to talk about the new revenue streams for automakers and more plus wells fargo one of the financial institutions that helped pioneer and build the united states continues to be stuck in the wrong must despite a whole host of us on a lot of us rather in the u.s.
hoping for better days for the bad boy bank we'll be joined by david merkel a left investments to see if wells have an has an off ramp from the rough and rocky road what a visual on all this coming up but first let's hit some headlines. consumer confidence in the united states has come back in april from a poor march they have data beat economists forecasts ratings for business and labor market conditions were both positive including consumer optimism for their own short term increases in incomes and there is more housing data out from the can commerce department which shows that march home sales increased by four percent over february that's a greater than expected rate increase in a ten point three percent higher than a year ago and among the latest earnings reports coca-cola has beaten expectations to deliver three percent sales growth in the first quarter of twenty eight team however revenue declined sixteen percent from a year ago to seven point six billion dollars as
a company restructures to shift away from bottling and distribution the growth of four percent in soda sales while water and so-called sports drinks only grew by one percent was especially surprising in the midst of the historic low in consumption of sugary drinks coke credited the resilience and soda sales to the introduction of four new flavors of diet coke packaged in slim colorful and coke is. also hedged against the turn against soda by acquiring steaks and brands of teenage you sent other beverages to. apple has reached an agreement with the republic of ireland to pay an estimated thirteen billion euros to resolve allegations from european union the forty's over ireland's permissive taxation policies however apple and ireland still reject the two thousand and sixteen ruling by the e.u.'s competition minister that ireland's tax treatment of apple amounted to a legal state aid so while the payments will begin next month and continue through september the fund will actually held an escrow until the irish government settles
their taxation fight directly with the e.u. the money will also be invested for profit so that if it happens to be go back to apple they will made a little bit of money if they succeed with the e.u. . and facebook continues to have plenty of problems this week they're volved in taking they're being taken to the high court by martin lewis he's an investing in savings and viral advisor in england who is seeking damages from facebook for publishing scam advertisements which use his likeness his photograph more than fifty such false ads in the last year contain bogus claims alongside mr lewis as photo well mr lewis context facebook and sometimes the ads are taken down sometimes not they seemed to go right back up and mr mr lewis says that facebook has an advertising department they should simply allow not allow the ads to go up in the first place such false ads have reportedly also featured like this is over well known individuals such as sir richard branson mr lewis said quote i've been
fighting for over a year to stop facebook letting scammers use my name yet it continues i feel sick each time i hear another victim conned one lady have had over one hundred thousand pounds taken and here to talk about facebook's continuing problems as c.e.o. of straw mark hillary for which hillary thank you so much for being here so what's going on over there on this particular case it's seems pretty interesting that you know it is interesting and martin lewis even though he's not really as well known over this side of the pond he's quite a celebrity thing on so part of this he had self admitted he said is on television and writes a column on us to get ice you know yet precisely and he's actually even said part of this whether he wins or loses in court is that ship publicize the stunt because he wants to protect other people from such scams and what's important is that even if he wins he's going to give everything to charitable causes that prevent such scams i would have my head absolutely yes and he said you know no new scapegoat
would run an ad over fifty times as it happened i think the issue that facebook actually has though is this is piled on top of everything else going on with cambridge analytic of course the issue is that faced. purports to be a champion of good courses and so this actually flies in the face the second issue is they have plenty of money they just need to hire more staffers if that's their excuse and i think that's what the resentment is they have the money they haven't spent it in those kind of places they'd be making profits and not taking care of these issues you know i mean i heard mr lewis on radio the other day on a p.r. and he said look if the if they take care of the problem or you drop the suit absolutely absolutely so you're out of there surprising department don't allow these ads to go up you know it's not just him he's right you're right about the richard branson as well as many other celebrities. ok so let's talk about facebook generally is there any sort of escape hatch from their troubles now hillary or
has that boat already sailed i mean they've got we've got the i forget the acronym but the new internet laws coming into play in the e.u. in may there are those even in this environment the us with republican house and senate that are considering what sorts of rules regulation should be imposed upon platforms like facebook yes is there a way out for them or are they going to be in this mess for a long time well i wouldn't call in the state patch there isn't any escape hatch however i think they were given the opportunity we saw when zuckerberg was testifying he was actually off the biologist by a number of congressmen and senators they actually asked him they said would you be willing to work with us to craft legislation to prevent this happening in the future and now of course that's like asking the fox to guard the hen house but i think that these issues the so complex i think all political leaders demonstrated they didn't have a solution for the complexity of the issues so i think facebook's only really escape even though there is an escape there only way out of this is to help croft
a solution that would protect the public equal to responsible thing to do and like you say they have the resources and i've always argued that from my days as a regulator come in and tell us what we got done we may not do exactly what you say we may make a proper we make actually make it weaker in some areas but at least explain your circumstance rather than having something ill fitted imposed upon us ok so let's compare for example hillary facebook's handling of this circumstance to like starbucks we know the reporting on that ten days or so maybe two weeks ago a couple of african-americans were in a philadelphia starbucks waiting for what's it turns out a white friend but they were about to be ushered out because they hadn't purchased anything in were using the. wife by starbucks handle that whole circumstance differently and maybe even better than what based books don't talk about that yet absolutely i would say hats off to kevin johnson the c.e.o.
he did exactly what every c.e.o. should do it every audience of everybody watching anybody who's in a leadership position look at what he did he actually apologized he met with those two gentleman himself then he took action and the actions actually very clever the action is very public action they are closing eighty two hundred of the starbucks stores and those will be pretty much i think i think it's may twenty second right after memorial day weekend but also something like fifty million this is in terms of the train and they're not closing it for barista training now they're going to train it in terms of this in sub conscious unconscious bias and i think what's very clever is they were swift he meant as apology he actually acted upon it and that was very different than facebook but you know if he took some time you know i mean i could just invision that there were people out there not not me but there are people that write opinion editorials and i do write a lot of them that we get to see a news story like this editorial for probably being written about well if you're a black person at a starbucks you can't use the y.
five but if you're a white person and more fortunate you can and starbucks is discriminatory. and this action as you say by the c.e.o. sort of nips at the bud a little bit they've essentially written the next news story and they got a head of the news cycle and not only did they take action what also he didn't do he didn't blame his stock and he didn't call it a one hour incident he took this across the corporation immediately and stop box every single facility in the u.s. will be shot for that often and i think that's a very good move it shows they mean it and they mean it is the important part you know i was talking about a little bit of this the spin in they've written the next story for reporters and opinion editorialist etc but the bottom line is what they're doing is trying to do the right thing not just for their their their brand of their p.r. but for their customers are doing it and very importantly now we'd love both you and i would love to think that everybody watches the news they don't we'd love to.