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the issue in the upcoming vote will be and it's not going to be perceived russian influence as some outlets would like you to believe it's going to be the donald to keep in mind he won't actually be anywhere on the ballot these are mid-term congressional elections but regardless the way american politics is developing it seems like the upcoming vote in november will be a referendum on one man he will mop and r.t. new york. one palestinians been killed and over two hundred injured in the latest unrest on the israeli border the health ministry in gaza claims that almost one hundred of the injured were wounded by israeli defense forces a campaign to protest the israeli occupation of palestinian territories been going on for over four months now. and this ten could be sent us this report. but won't go down. oh ok i'm standing here one hundred meters away from the fence that separates gaza
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strip with israel and as you see thousands of hollister new protesters continue to participate in the great march of return. for more than nineteen weeks as you see the palestinian protesters have been burning tires to blur the vision of the israeli snipers the key to his. eyes is a intensive intensive need that israeli forces are fine tear gas canisters on the palestinian protesters and it's very very close from where we're standing. and we just heard a lot of ammunition that was targeted the protesters ok that was very loud and very close for us this is the person who was targeted by the live ammunition we heard just right now. the crew. caught.
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up. with. the crew. thousands of palestinian protesters are suffocating from the tear gas fired by the israeli forces on the. paramedic was shot and the legs just see what it's like what meets your always. will suffer must come out of. him as you see the palestinian prime and excited trying to rescue all the palestinians injured by the israeli snipers and as you see it the pyre minix successfully had that timed to get that at that light late this injured from the live ammunition from the frontline of the. over it you know you only have to be on board the great.
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despite everything the spite the tear gas. fired tear gas despite that your gastro that's right you guys and despite the snipers that shoot live ammunition on the palestinian protesters journalists and paramedics the palestinians continue to protest east gaza strip along the fence in five percent of the cases in the gaza strip well on the other side of this the i.d.f. says it responded according to standard procedures it claims the measures were prompted by the presence of more than eight thousand violent riots as it described them friday saw the nineteenth great march of return rallies since they began four months ago but physical sciences professor told us israel is guilty of using disproportionate force. as a matter of fact the israeli are using the life i mention all over the place not only in gaza whenever it's comes to the palestinians a confrontation usually they use the language and most of the times sometimes they use their bullets but mainly in gaza so organized by a lot of busting in factions all of palestinian factions and it is representing the
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palestinian whether to go nearer to the borders and to to clean their right of return back to their homes which was a land which was taken from them in one thousand forty eight and then on the other hand it is a bit of students have nothing it's what do you mean by guides israeli have if sixteen and thirty five and they have tanks they have it i'll get it if they have everything and they have seem to have kites this is absolutely unmatch forgive only for me kevin i mean if just you did this is out international still to come despite recent positive changes women's rights are once again in the spotlight in saudi arabia just one of the stories that. when i was a child seemed wrong. but all wrong just all. of you get
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to shape out just to educate and indeed treat equals betrayal. when somebody find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. and spearing dramatic developments only. exists i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical. to sit down.
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like that russia's foreign ministry says the recent evacuation of the white helmets from syria shows that the controversial rescue group turned out to be quote foreign agents working in anti syrian interests for huge amounts of money it will help them flee to western countries last month of a fears that they could face persecution as the syrian government took control of the country the group split enjoying funds from the u.s. and its nato allies but critics point to multiple controversies surrounding the white helmets but one other instances there was still of executions and even wearing waving rather terrorist flags with jihadists civilians on the ground in syria also have damning evidence that putting forward against.
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debbie at all you saw with no they would bring cameras and explosives something to destroy for example this building here they'd find people in the streets and promise the money or food just say whatever they needed. to syrian first responders who risked their lives to say about theirs in war torn aleppo the face of on relenting brutality heroes have emerged. have to tumble and whenever food aid was brought into the white helmets and the rebels would take it all for themselves they give us nothing not even bread. they have all chosen to risk their lives to save others. who for when you see the television when we go out to buy food we'd see them if
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there was a collapsed building off tourist shelling they cordoned off the area and save the rebel fighters all people they cared about they would leave the civilians the same happened not far from here a building was destroyed in shelling and they came just to pull their own out as usual they lift civilians. we've been able to get these brave people and their families out of syria after the extraordinary work they've done saving lives the white helmets nice people to help the rebels only did in save civilians the locals out for rebels. so many accusations host of arties going underground actually returns he put them direct to the head of the controversial group. so me about. the boy whose photos were awards he was covered in dust and the white helmets of the bordley
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saved his life. the truth is as you know i'm running definitions home was bombed and he was extracted by our teams from under the rubble we did not photograph in the source of the photograph that was published was not of the white helmets but a journalistic reporter we saved him and his brother who stayed in hospital for several months until he recovered we were surprised at the way he was used and exploited by the russian government to speak in the media. that me she's father been given the safety and been taken to a safe place he would have spoken differently than he did under the threats of the syrian regime he knows well that's we saved his son and his brother who stayed in hospital for several months until his full recovery because mother. told r.t. the photograph was used to exploit him with regard to the way bill much they primarily work with the press is a professional tool they are using we had a pulitzer prize winning journalist seymour hersh on the program telling us the way
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to hell with your propaganda organization in truth a man's father is obliged to speak in that way and he's not in total safety under the regime that has announced the assassination of eleven thousand convicts in the prisons over the last few weeks alone he is obliged to speak that way and i understand his position however we know that we have fulfilled our duty when we rescued his two sons from under the rubble after they were bombed by the syrian regime this is our duty and we do not expect thanks from anybody for fulfilling our duty towards our own people in syria as for the other journalists i don't know who they are the journalist that you are referring to those who have come up with such talk unless they are part of those journalists that create propaganda against the white helmets which have become known by the name we do not feel the need to respond to them because they are aware of the fact that they are lying and we know that they are lying but if want to see more that you know the full in. if you are going to be aired throughout today or an hour to international and it's also going to be available later on our site r.t. dot com or you tube channel as well. he's in from russia this morning but the use
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eighteen people died when a helicopter carrying all workers crashed saturday morning in the new york screeching of siberia the russian made helicopter came very shortly after taking off from the city of it got it exploded only fifteen all workers three crew on board authorities say collided with cargo that was suspended under a second helicopter at the time urgency teams have recovered the flight recorders from the burned out wreckage. human rights watch and amnesty international reporting that two prominent women rights activists have been arrested in saudi arabia the arrest of some are we and the sea mouse to die a signal that the saudi authorities see any peaceful dissent whether past or present as a threat to their autocratic rule this unprecedented level of persecution of human rights defenders in saudi arabia is a disturbing sign that the crackdown is far from over they arrested activists were
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protesting against laws which compel women to get permission from men to study marry or travel abroad similar such as a long time campaigner for women's and sheer minority rights the other arrested activist as some are but also a veteran activist for women's rights in saudi arabia is certainly her brother rife is a dissident and activist is serving a ten year jail term for insulting islam online some of those received the twenty twelve international women of courage award from a van the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. you are a human rights activist a monitor of human rights in your country of sidey arabia wants the saudi government again cracking down on women's rights activists just over two months ago the official reasons for the latest arrest are not known but previous
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detainees have been accused of having suspicious contacts with foreign entities back then saudi officials heard warned that further unrest could be carried out as the investigation proceeded even so those saudi crown prince solomon is eager to show a different side promising reforms of late and even the very recently that in the ban on women driving vehicles but all said staff of the u.n. human rights commission his office have grave concerns over the crackdown now. we are concerned about the continuing arrests and our parents apparently arbitrary detentions of human rights defenders and activists in saudi arabia including women's rights activists since the fifteenth of me at least fifteen government critics were detained we understand that eight of them were later temporarily released until the completion of their procedural review political activist medea benjamin believes that saudi arabia is using its vast wealth to get its own way
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with the u.n. . you can see old pictures of somewhere out but with michelle obama and hillary clinton and she was celebrated in the state department now that she's arrested we don't hear anything from the state department calling out the saudi government for this terrible act of arresting her for absolutely nothing so we have seen a crackdown in recent months on human rights activists women activists and this is another example of what they need that the crown prince is a reformer because he is sending the message to the saudi women you will not get any changes by your grassroots activism i am the only one that will decide every time the u.n. does something to speak out against abuses in saudi arabia so to arabia then turns around and blackmails the united nations saying we will stop giving you money let's face it it's a very wealthy country from all of the oil that it sells and it uses its wealth to
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not only by friends and by silence from governments like the united states but to buy silence at the united nations. that is facing a backlash of a coma don't twitter sarah jones accused of posting racist messages to both sovaldi is moshe's deleted some of them critics have even accused the newspaper of double standards over employment. oh man it is kind of sick how much joy i get out of being cruel to old white men. you must be so boring to be white council white people. democrats have redefined racism precisely so people like sarah jong can say racist
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things and still get jobs at the new york times would the new york times be so forgiving if white was replaced with black new york times i am an older white guy and you find it ok with sarah jong inflammatory racist comments to be just fine shame on your double standards. sorry on the stand that this type of rhetoric is not acceptable of the times and we are confident that she will be an important force for the editorial board moving forward. its rector of the blockbuster guardians of the galaxy movies james dunn was just fired after offensive tweets dating from two thousand and eight i guess. today a.b.c. stepped up did the right thing canceling the hit reboot of roseanne after the star
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of the show roseanne barr doing something so abhorrent i wish i didn't have to repeat it. allows for the news looking for moscow so far this morning things have so much for watching the saturdays go and good kevin zero in but with more in thirty three minutes from now . zia's says harlan kentucky. over all of this move them places you can go ministry families leave.
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a co money since it was almost no coal mines left. the jobs are gone all the coal miners the said i'd. love to see these people the survivors of a world disappearing before their eyes. i remember thinking when i was younger that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here that it would become a ghost town but i never thought in the million years i would see that and it's happening it's happened. in a world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bad and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now for watching closely watching the
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hawks. i'm after tensing we're going on the ground as scotland hosts its annual military parade above the ship with austerity funded bank abhi s. in the shadow of millions killed injured or displaced up the u.k. interventions in iraq afghanistan libya and syria coming over the show terrorists so humanitarian volunteer of real video all fake. propaganda or truth as i thought sports is your victory in the south of syria we speak to the boss of the white helmets. about allegations of links to isis and al qaeda in a going underground exclusive all the civil war coming up in today's going
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underground but first today is the one year anniversary of the landmark hezbollah peace deal in syria and is now syria's victorious but charlotte said aided by the international community wins his war against isis and al-qaeda linked groups who exactly with the british funded white helmets and we recognize the very important and valuable work that the white house mates are doing they are as he says doing this in. difficult conditions they are incredibly brave the white helmets one near unanimous praise from britain's arguable synagogue roof of a power media during british support for militants trying to overthrow the syrian government is the u.k.'s channel four news explaining the context of why a legacy set up for murdered labor m.p. joe cook's funds the white helmet light helmets joe cox wanted them to get the nobel peace prize to save one life is to save humanity that is their mortar but that's not the way some see it whiter mr clyde. members disproven on
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the same members of the killing. of the humanitarian. arguable enemy of donald trump and president assad hollywood though doesn't see it that way at all thank you to the white house. sadly right the head of the white home is not able to join us tonight the white helmets being celebrated there at the oscars and while the head of the group couldn't make it to receive the award has been able to make it to talk to going underground ahead of the group that has been nominated for the nobel peace prize for its work in a conflict that has killed wounded or displaced millions joins me now via skype from istanbul in turkey. welcome to going underground so how many lives have the white. but saved. since the establishment of the white helmets in syria at the beginning of twenty thirteen and until now we have saved more than one hundred fifteen thousand people from under the rubble during the aerial bombings by the syrian regime in russia and his arms. and who from foreign governments have
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supported you know like all other humanitarian organizations that are working in syria like that arab syrian red crescent all the other humanitarian organizations like the agencies that are affiliated to the united nations that receive international funding from all countries we don't have any exclusions in terms of funding we accept funding from america great britain holland denmark canada france and other countries by japan and qatar and we also receive very large public financial donations from the arab people and people from different countries that is through the donation campaigns that we launch through our websites or social media the british prime minister talks proudly of british funding for the white helmets britain give more than the united states. yes britain is one of the largest supporters of the white helmets and that can't be hidden from anybody the british government announces publicly in the financial amounts that it offers to the white
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helmet and we also have a true partnership with the british government at the service of humanity in syria and i want to get into the humanitarian issues in a second but did you feel a bit abandoned by the dollar trump who appeared to try to stop funding by the u.s. government for the way hold it. knew and i think there's been some vagueness on this issue is there was general funding which included funding for the white helmets and after that came to a stop it was restarted again and the funding for the white helmets began again in a normal way there is currently no reservations or reticence on the amounts that are donated to the white helmets on the contrary the budgets that are offered by the united states of america. have in fact increased in order to sponsor the search and rescue operations that's we do in syria during the bombings and raids are done by russia and the syrian regime and so the white helmet still are in syria because there are reports that white helmets are being evacuated to other countries.
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those that have been evacuated are ninety eight volunteers and their families escaping the revenge operations that they were subject to by the syrian regime and the militias that are affiliated to it that word advancing towards the syrian golan heights however we currently still have around three thousand seven hundred volunteers who are working in the areas that we are able to access and are providing essential services to the communities that they work with where did the ninety six go. currently they are still in jordan right so the money in britain or israel or france is being reported they are still in jordan ok i don't know what you thought of this with the british broadcasting corporations panorama program british aid is going to terrorists they made a program called in jihad these the jihad these you pay for what do you make of allegations that aid money from britain is actually going to terrorists the program
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that was presented by panorama was not in relation to the funding that was received by the white helmets there has been some reservations about some of the funding that went to certain organizations however the truth was later revealed as this was merely propaganda and a promotional action by the media that was aimed at distorting and ruining the reputation of civil syrian activists eventually the work of these organizations was restarted and continued once their innocence was proven through an investigation that took place in britain with the sponsoring parties yeah so you've never worked with the free syrian police and all white helmet volunteers are always unarmed throughout they've been unarmed throughout the conflict. no no i have never said those were. what i said was that the b.b.c. report was concerning other organizations i've not said that we do not work with the syrian free police we do work with the free police and with all the civil organizations that work in the areas that we are able to access what i said is that the program was talking about other organizations and not the white helmets
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organization in syria since you have been involved in the white helmets have you ever seen any evidence of infiltration in the way of helmets by islamist groups national and system when we established the organization there were rules and regulations in relation to the international humanitarian law and the management of the search and rescue operations teams based on which this organization was built that it began to expand and prosper and became an international humanitarian entity working for the service of the syrian people and to save them from under the rubble after the aerial shelling done by the syrian regime and russia we have not seen any case of infiltration having said that there has been on some occasions certain areas that we have had to evacuate in a sudden and quick manner and therefore we left behind some clothing or equipment that have been used by some groups to distort the reputation of the civil defense the photographs and fabrications that have come out as a result are not necessarily truthful or generated by the syrian civil defense the
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white elements in fact in regards to all the issues that have surfaced if they were ever related to that organization we produce an official statement and we announce our stand regarding the mistakes that's might take place. so are other organizations responsible for the alleged fake videos and photos a large. i believe that the main motive for the forgery and misuse of the photographs comes from groups that are active in social media and that are affiliated to russia and the syrian regime they are constantly working on ruining our reputation in order to refute the facts regarding what we offer to the united nations community concerning the violations that have been committed by the syrian regime against the civilians which includes the use of chemical weapons as well as the violations that have been committed by the russian army during their operations in syria to me about. the boy whose photos were awards he was covered in dust and the white helmets bordley saved his life.
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the truth is as you know i'm running definitely she's home was bombed and he was extracted by our teams from under the rubble and we did not photograph in the source of the photograph that was published was not to the white helmets but a journalistic reporter we saved him and his brother who stayed in hospital for several months until he recovered we were surprised at the way he was used and exploited by the russian government to speak in the media and i'm reminded me she's father been given the safety and been taken to a safe place he would have spoken differently than he did under the threats of the syrian regime he knows well that's we saved his son and his brother who stayed in hospital for several months until his full recovery because mohamed. told us actually the photograph was used to exploit him with regard to the white helmets they primarily work with the press it's a professional tool they are using we had a pulitzer prize winning journalist seymour hersh on the program telling us the way the helmets were a propaganda organization in truth
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a man's father is obliged to speak in that way and he's not in total safety under the regime that has announced the assassination of eleven thousand convicts in the prisons over the last few weeks alone is obliged to speak that way and i on the. and his position however we know that we have fulfilled our duty when we rescued his two sons from under the rubble after they were bombed by the syrian regime this is our duty and we do not expect thanks from anybody for fulfilling our duty towards our own people in syria as for the other journalists i don't know who they are the journalist that you are referring to those who have come up with such talk unless they are part of those journalists that create propaganda against the white helmets which have become known by the name we do not feel the need to respond to them because they are aware of the fact that they are lying and we know that they are lines were any white helmet also evacuated to a glib this year as part of the evacuation plan to northern syria you know yes the evacuation of some of them yes the volunteers have been evacuated with their
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families to the city of italy what was it like for them traveling in the russian buses i understand with isis and al qaeda linked groups on libyan they want transported in washing buses the buses were sponsored by the evacuation process or sponsored by the red presence and there was a deal between the opposition parties and russia however when they were moved to italy they did so on the names that were different from their real names and they didn't explain that they were volunteers with the white helmets by fear of the revenge that they could have been subjected to they were afraid and worried we were in direct communication with them throughout their journey and they were afraid during their journey until they reached a safe place which was the point where they will receive the syrian government says it's just waiting basis day or schlink to groups in al qaeda linked groups british government in a freedom of information request said that you document war crimes for the british government is that what you send the british government gotten out of the city in truth the syrian war is a global issue it's no longer the.

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