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he could feel that he had to keep. going he made the move. from both. conflict in cameroon. separatists are given a life sentence is a look at the colonial roots of the crisis also this hour. in the south of france against the g 7 the summit of leading economies. and california passes a law to prevent police shootings while a new study shows police brutality is the 6th most common cause of death among
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young men in the u.s. . a broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is r t international i'm sean thomas glad to have you with us. separatists a conflict in cameroon has deepened this week a military tribunal in the majority french speaking nation has handed the life sentences to leaders from an english speaking breakaway region and human rights groups are warning that the government crackdown could make matters worse. unlawful killing sinews of excessive force by government forces during security operations have been rife since the crisis started security forces seem to have little fear of what will happen as they commit brazen crimes against civilians.
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nearly half of all the schools closed across the region gto attacks threats of attack and increasing violence are located in the northwest in southwest cameroon 4437 schools that are closed as of june 29th seen pushing more than 609000 children out of school the ongoing conflict began after a military crackdown on protests in cameroon 2 english speaking regions however the roots of the crisis life further back in the country's colonial past as artie's. explains. cameron is a mixture of the new phone and francophone communities english speakers make up around about a 5th of the population and they mainly concentrated into western areas of the country the tipping point came in 2016 when i only said that they finally had
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enough what they believed was discriminatory practices against that community that was after the government imposed french speaking teachers and lawyers in schools and the poor in areas protests in sewage off to it but they were cracked down on by the security services and look the leaders were arrested sparking further arrest poor chad they kidnapped on the burning of settlements have to wrap it up the country many have fled and in the last year there's been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who need 8 humanitarian needs and cameroon has never been greater in the south west northwest in particular we have witnessed the emergence of a new crisis characterized by numerous abuses and violations of human rights but all of these problems have roots that reach far into cameron's past a former german colony from the u.k.
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were given the mandate to look after the area following the 1st world war then in the 1960 s. france and the british finally gave the territories that independence to former colonies which had been ruled in very different ways became a single state haven't quite got the origin of the. clue and. the global power of our world but there is no real effort to want to. shout over this stuff that comes to that independent country and should be . no more from my for to keep close tabs on it. to be honest. with you there was collusion between. government. the french government to ensure that. people remain in the country. in. that situation. i think.
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many african countries whether it's in my. book you know as the world what she is what some already describing as a simple war in central africa is cameroon is becoming more entrenched of the issue may lie in the country's kolo past but it's today's citizens who are suffering the consequences. the g. 7 summit of leaving a commies is underway in southwest france but not everyone is pleased at the gathering thousands of protesters have staged a rally in the region. the crowd marched through the french town of by along with police on standby with water cannons and tear gas and other anti g. 7 rally happened elsewhere in the region thousands of protesters voiced their anger
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over which nation's economic and environmental policies. that much of the but i know we're here to fight against this capitalist system that leads to so much destruction on so many levels there's a story but i know times here to fight against this capitalists rule the world to say we've had enough of the situation that's leading us to total destruction as a species as a culture and to the destruction of human rights because. i came here to protest against the g 7 and the policies of those countries' leaders it's ridiculous for the heads of 7 of the richest countries to claim inequality is the main theme of this forum well at the same time we see how their own policies bring about inequality the company must act to make a public 7 of the most powerful countries in the world have gathered only to divide the world's wealth between themselves they talk about the fight against inequality but i think this is nonsense as always for the past 45 years i have been going to this rallies and i can tell you that none of these summits have ever done anything
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good for ordinary people. meanwhile the head of the european council has described the g. 7 summit as a difficult test of unity and solidarity and the french president has said that the climate crisis and economic challenges would dominate the talks of the summit random i quote also highlighted the needed to reform the current international order. this model has come to hold because democracy has degraded because capitalism has degraded and gone mad because we are producing inequalities that we no longer know how to regulate. political analyst nicola markovitch says those remarks from the french leader do not stand up to scrutiny. that's a bit surprising i'd say that's about the scary part of his sentence what order is he talking about today we don't have catalysts that we have a world order but the world doesn't have a catalyst order and the world doesn't want this capitalist order not all of well in any case so if he didn't really mention what he wanted and what he was thinking
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about of course this makes no sense if the g. 7 is going to discuss an order of other only capitalist countries also concerning the economy and the degree to what michael called about democracy being degraded i think these are internal problems and this is not just a printed international problem it can be an international problem but how credible are these g 7 members talking about democracy degrading if their own democracies on a whole are very are are and difficulties now look at the other best there are still demonstration the misfortunes today again in france so how credible can run crumby speaking about reviewing that we know not willing to see better democracies if you cancel the democratic process in his own country. israel has conducted a series of air strikes to the south of damascus in syria says it has intercepted several hostile targets damascus based reporter muhammad ali has latest. syrian local t.v. quoted an official military source here in damascus as saying that at the syrian
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air defenses at 11 30 pm local time here in damascus detected enemy targets and i quote coming from the direction of the occupied golan in the direction of damascus and direct that according to the syrian military source syrian air defenses confronted and intercepted those enemy targets shooting down most of them before they can reach their target israeli defense forces also gave out a statement confirming that israeli fighter jets carried out a series of air strikes that targeted and m yeah a location called a town called talking about southwest of damascus saying that the aim of such israeli air strikes are to florence and i quote a planned drone attack against israel by iran i.d.f. in a statement said also that they had targeted what they described a really important particularly and of course the main revolutionary guards over there now prime minister and also benjamin netanyahu praised that attack saying israel will continue to act to act against iran and its proxies for israel's
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security and that is israel is ready for any scenario in a major operational effort we have thwarted an attack against israel by the iranian could force and shiite militias. iran has no immunity anyway. in every site so against the iranian aggression if someone rises up to kill you kill him 1st the israelis claim they might be counseled and we have to point out that israel frequently launches attacks and air strikes on syria but they don't always comment on what was the target syrian air defenses also usually they confront such attacks . wildfires raging through the amazon rain forest are also high on the agenda at the g. 7 in the face of a global outcry brazil's president has ordered the military to help protect the area earlier france and ireland said they would not ratify a massive trade to deal with south american nations unless. brazil does more to fight the fires huge plumes of smoke can be seen billowing from the world's largest
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rain forest with vast areas burning out of control at one point this week the smoke was so dense that the city of south palo was plunged into darkness for an entire day this year has seen a record number of fires in the region and in bolivia the authorities are also trying to help tackle the issue they have deployed a firefighting boeing $747.00 a super tanker. police brutality is the 6th that most common cause of death among young men in the u.s. this according to a new study comes as california's governor signed a new law limiting the use of force by police officers when making arrests officers will only be able to use lethal force if they believe there is an immediate threat of death or injury the new law also makes it easier to prosecute police officers who abuse their power they could face criminal charges or tease with more details here. and a bit of a warning 1st though we should let you know that there are disturbing images in his
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report. the killing of unarmed african americans at the hands of law enforcement has been an issue that dominated headlines in the united states for years names like michael brown eric garner and tamir rice bring back memories of mass protest movements and rising anger from the black community and concerned citizens. be a part of. the latest statistics reveal just how systemic the problem of police violence could be police for this is the leading cause of death for young men in the united states over the lot of course about one in every 1000 black men can expect to be killed by police risk of being killed by police peaks between the age of 20 years and 35 years for men and women and for all racial and ethnic groups in fact dying at the hands of law enforcement is the 6th leading cause of death think about it american
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police officers take more young lives than diabetes influenza and most diseases only car accidents suicide homicide heart disease and cancer kill more young americans than police officers it's almost like interactions with the police or becoming a public health crisis or a drug epidemic the study reinforces calls to treat police violence as a public health issue racially unequal exposure to the risk of seat violence has profound consequences for public health democracy and racial stratification of course police authorities maintain that they do everything in their power to exercise restraint take the case of tony tampa a 32 year old living in dallas texas he called the police himself to say that he was off his medication for schizophrenia and then he needed help after the police arrived responding to his own call they restrained him they laughed at his pleas and he eventually stopped breathing. whoa.
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whoa hold on the only thing that i know nothing about rolled and rolled out of the code only b that you know very little does not exist. in new york city the subways and billboards warn the public about dangerous diseases like diabetes there was even a controversial subway ad campaign warning about the results of teen pregnancy so with police being the 6th leading cause of death for young men in the united states should a similar public awareness campaign be waged we decided to ask people here in new york city i don't thing that i would hope i thing with proper training would help maybe you know train these police like to understand how to take care of lives you know that's what's needed i think more. a more useful public service announcement would probably be about advocating for knowing all your rights and knowing how to talk to police in an encounter knowing that it's legal to record it record them doing their job in all states those kind of public service announcements might
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might be more useful in my book issue with with people being killed at the hands of police officers in the usa yeah i think it's 5050 to be honest i mean like 5050 meaning like place officers pass away as well as perpetrators and that's just a shame that's our society the us public seems pretty aware that the country has a problem with police violence these statistics weren't really shocking to the people we spoke to they will pop and r. see new york. and also spoke with a former police officer dominic is oh he says there is a need for broader cooperation between the police and the public. one of the things that these studies which are constantly putting out they don't take into consideration is you'll never seen you'll never see the level of resistance that the subject of the police used force with initiated or dardar or just acted with you never see the level of impairment you never see the crime that was at hand there are countless contributing factors that are never put into play in these studies and these studies simply come out with gender race and then survival rate
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in doing law enforcement and the onus on that responsibility is always put at the feet of law enforcement ness not responsible but i would also like to see the public more held accountable i'm all for the demands of law enforcement being more ruthless it is a job that requires a more critical eye and a more critical watch but you have to have the public being willing to do their fair share too because saurabh appeals 7 principle 9 principles of policing is the police of the public and the public are the police so therefore they're part of the same cohesive unit and they have to work together. a soyuz vehicle carrying a russian robot has failed to dock at the international space station according to ross cosmos the humanoid named field or is it doing fine the engineers believe a fault in the automatic rendezvous system is to blame for saturday's failure a 2nd attempt is expected on tuesday now in the meantime the capsule will fly further out into space keeping a safe distance from the i s s fedoras
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a due to spend 10 days of the station learning to assist the crew. protests in hong kong descended into chaos on saturday protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas and the. civil unrest has been ongoing for 12 weeks it began over draft legislation following the extradition of suspects to mainland china but the movement has broadened to 2 other political issues that chinese foreign ministry spokesperson this week stressed that the government would assist the hong kong authorities to restore order in accordance with the law. meanwhile in afghanistan there have been a series of suicide bombings in the district a convoy of foreign forces was targeted although no casualties were reported another attack in the western iraq province on friday killed 5 including a former regional chief on assaults in the farsi district left the commander of low
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local pro-government forces among the dead no group has claimed responsibility for the violence. in the south korean capital seoul protesters called for a boycott of japan amid escalating tensions between the 2 countries earlier this week south korea announced it would scrap the military intelligence sharing agreement with japan over trade disputes. former white house press secretary sarah sanders has announced she is joining fox news known for its pro trump coverage excited to during fox news as a contributor looking forward to being with the fox and friends team for my 1st hit on september 6th how should x. white house officials be treated when they spend months misleading the public then seek positions of fame and privilege that's all that from the top by a president who lies even about the weather in the time of day that i think is why this does deserve outrage and backlash. well meanwhile at the opposite end of the
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political spectrum former deputy f.b.i. director andrew mccabe has joined the ranks of the news outlets least liked by trump is appointment also drew criticism as mccabe was fired for leaking information into the media then lying about it at least 4 times including under oath. the guy who department of justice inspector general found committed federal crimes and is a serial liar good works in and live to see the commitment to serious journalism m g mccabe fired for lying to the f.b.i. caught by the inspector general phone or through his media leaks and worst of all one of the ringleaders in spreading the disastrous russian collusion conspiracy theory his reward a paid c.n.n. contract comical andrew mckinney and c.n.n. truly a match made in fake news heaven sanders is now the 3rd white house official to join fox following a stint in the trump administration all obama era politicians from
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a former director of national intelligence to ex white house communications officials are now pundits on c.n.n. but political commentator dave perkins thinks former politicians joining partisan media outlets is a bad idea. i think it's a bad development for media that more and more political people are winding up in front of the cameras it's just not good news media is changing from the watchdog of government for the branch as they are called to a member of government a participant of government moreover a member largely on one side and against the other and when the media participates politically mostly on one side the public doesn't demand for them to stop it the public demands for other media to participate on the other side to balance them out because it's unfair because of all this easy motion between government and media it should not be allowed to happen but i'm not sure there's a way to stop it because i don't want government to be in charge of who gets what
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job either i'd rather it be free and people just know what it is they're seeing and who they're listening to when they get their information from the media it's better to know transparency is better than government supervision but i still don't like the direction that it's going. across russia people are celebrating the country's national flag day more than 100000 attended a concert a rally in central moscow dedicated to the holiday including our own a quarter to cool off. i'm in the middle of moscow right now where there's a huge festival going on as you can see behind me for russia's national flag day earlier on we saw a giant flash mob with thousands of people and you can just tell the atmosphere is very positive people are having a great time it was actually also a record breaking number of slags here today over 2000 in fact taken from across the russian federation by over a 1000 young guards of the flight based off of that you can probably guess that there are also festivals going on across the russian federation let's take a look at what's going on elsewhere.
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now the tricolor russian flag itself has been through a lot over hundreds of years the tricolor flag itself was made during the russian empire but only adopted years later by tsar alexander the 3rd during the soviet union the flag was changed for the hammer and sickle over a red background and again to the 1991 after the fall of the soviet union we actually talked to a lot of russians here about what the flag means to them and why this holiday so important the system when you might we simply couldn't soon decide not to a bit older you know because why me and my friends came from our town this
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commemorative to be closer to our homeland do you think we came here to sure his son be harder more homeland our flag. that are going to be this have been shows how greed our country use our ability to gather under a single black hole region and sure how big and friendly russian. people have been handing out these buttons all day you can see on my suit jacket celebrating 350 years of the flag c i even got a russian flag painted on. my face earlier today when i wasn't paying attention and the festivities aren't going to stop anytime soon or later today there's a concert scheduled were many many people will be on even in moscow and across the rest of russia there's going to be festivities for russians of all ages to attend one till the end of the week. long environmental campaigner gretta fund berg is on her way to the u.n. climate summit in new york and she has chosen to sail there on a 0 emissions boat instead of using a plane to highlight the impact of aviation on the environment however critics on
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twitter have been quick to find fault claiming she is actually producing more missions by taking the slow route. the captain is going to fly because well.
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what about the guys. home when you get to the u.s. . but he still avoiding the fact that cruise been flown out to new york to bring it back so more carbon the normal flight which makes your journey pointless. a little under 35 minutes with another. others' financial survival guide i don't buy a i prize on a futures. fish most of friday was the last of my ex from the future. watch kaiser.
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in his community there are people who believe that it's ok to sell for x. food on my table it's really hard there are no jobs and you see that i've got kids that ask and as a parent. i can come up with arguments and there's a lot of conflict within the game and between the 2 most of the conflicts i would say are over balls around money and most of their money is made. close one on each of those he knows each other is good business the state of california alone makes $6000000000.00 a year of the prison complex just to get some point in your life where. you don't care. oh why a paradise with some around turned into a round the experimentation field for agricultural chemicals we know that these
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chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. seemed wrong. but all were all just all. i mean you couldn't get to shape out these days to come to advocate and engagement equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart when she stood up for common ground. you know to go home i differ with you don't focus the muzzle before everybody on our media goes eagles i suppose oh no. not just one of the whole heap of money one . can leave because
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