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a very warm welcome to you this is a lot to live for moscow with me alice habits and i would also the news crew has been freed on bail after spending around thirty two hours in the us jail they were taken into custody in the state of georgia while filming and annual rally they were military base nicknamed the school of assassins. i'm sorry i never. ever hear. me going in your mind. that it's a sick hating forwarding cameraman. to pay a fine after they were accused of taking part in the old rally police all still considering another charge against them for allegedly failing to obey offices and strong chins despite the crew claiming they followed every detail described the handling by police as brutal and can bring also details of her. times. so many dating with the i was there with my camera man covering the school of the americas
watch rally in vigil at fort benning this vigil has been going on for many many years and the police when we interviewed them before the all these events transpired they talked about how peaceful this event usually is how they never have problems with the protesters and then while we were filming we were asked to step aside we were asked to step onto the sidewalk which we did this is documented in the footage that we shot we turned our backs and all of a sudden we were being arrested we were not told what we were being charged with we were taken to the county jail it took about four hours for us to be told what we were being charged with and we were processed through the system and we actually spent thirty two hours in the county jail there in georgia so we've just been released earlier this morning what you know i've been a journalist and one door as i've been a journalist in many other countries and you see sort of oppression of journalists this kind of violence against against the media this this attempt to control what kind of information is being getting is getting out but i've never seen that in the
united states and the united states is my country and i believe very strongly in the first amendment and i always really believe that it did protect us as media workers as press workers even though we were clearly credentialed press were accredited with the united states congress we presented our press credentials and they still arrested as. we were charged just as all the either activist were all of us were found guilty of every single charge brought against us there was no distinction made between the press and between the you know the activists that were there and the bystanders the innocent bystanders so really we we felt as journalists that we didn't have protection of freedom of the press we didn't have first amendment rights and it's interesting that this happened outside of the school of the america where they're training soldiers and police to do these kind of actions against populations of latin america and much of the same repression was seen on the streets of the united states the cases and over again we did appear before a judge in many ways it was the most undemocratic i would say process as you know
sort of miscarriage of justice i mean a lot of us weren't even permitted to speak we weren't even permitted to hear what the police officers were saying against as or permitted to respond it was sort of the judge chose to not only you know press charges against us and decide even though it was an arraignment but also sentence us and we're also facing state charges for unlawful assembly which as journalists we you know obviously are not part of an unlawful assembly where they're covering it and under our first amendment rights so that's the next case that's going to be taken up with the state of georgia and we're very hopeful that our lawyers who have been very supportive in this process and all the people who have been followed every day with us will continue to support us in this process and see what we can do about these charges as well well for the pulse to twenty years activity on the military account of being question has been the subject of polish public scrutiny he's going to kill his moral. there has been
a growing public outrage with what's going on at fort benning and his training camp for latin american military and law enforcement officers they've trained around sixty thousand of them many of whom have returned to their countries and became very dangerous they committed all kinds of human rights abuses for example the nine hundred ninety three the united nations truth commission on el salvador named the army officers who had committed the worst atrocities of the civil war they are two thirds of them have been good it had been trained at the school of the americas in chile the schools graduates rainbow. secret police and his and some of his main prisons there which are often referred to as concentration camps generals who led the bloody military coup in honduras in two thousand and nine were trained at the school of the americas which is now called the western hemisphere institute for security cooperation while the name has changed the practices obviously have. have not caylee now reporter was covering all this in the rally outside fort benning
where the training center is located still ahead few this hour from a cradle of life to a halt but of. the aerial see has become a wasteland of sand salt dust and pollution and lindsey france joined me in kazakstan to investigate how this transformation has affected the people here and how it's put its stamp on the environment forever. stricken and will receive a massive bailout of a one hundred billion dollars from the european union and international monetary fund it's the second divergence the rescue package organized by the euro zone to some of the benches were taken for greece some boman head of research at the adam smith institute in london says well with thing is the beginning of the end the single currency. honestly i think the euro zone's days are numbered i can't see the euro survive in this decade certainly not the next ten years probably not the next
one or two years in fact bailing out ireland will kick the can down the road maybe our lives will bring down the euro but probably portugal spain or even if only will the exposure of for example the french economy to charlie and banks it's absolutely massive twenty percent of the entire french economy is. france by charlie and banks by italian bond holders so if it really goes france economy will collapse the entire eurozone will collapse if one of these larger mediterranean countries goes and i think that really what ireland and what the u.k. needs to realize is that it's not a matter of bailing out the euro because that's what this bailout is aiming to do the bailout is trying to sustain the euro currency but that actually won't work really the question is do we do it now in an orderly way to wind down the euro and help aren't out of the eurozone or do we try and wait for one of the massive european economies like spain or italy to collapse and there will really be trouble because there's no way we can afford to bear that out and we really really will be a difficult situation and what we need to do is to help arledge out of the euro
zone help to restart their own currency which can flow to so that they can devalue that and be competitive on the world markets and that will guarantee moving again and it will be good for the british taxpayer because britain will prosper without a prosperous as well. well that was the head of research at the ams smith institute talking to us from london and while the may be busy fighting to save the irish economy it still faces the not of problem of all the potential members knocking on its door when all that serbia is getting ready for membership talks we are who's got more to lose the e.u. all serves themselves coming up later this hour. with the latest struggling e.u. country receiving a massive bailout from the alliance we take a look at the wider implications with. panel they debate whether governments will ever be able to pay off their deep debts and what happens if they fail that's all in twenty minutes time here on r.t. but here's a quick preview for you. i think we would do
a medical metaphor and let's say your neighborhood and everybody knows he's been drinking and he has a drinking problem and he's been drinking for a long time and now he's starting a business having blackouts and he's ended up in the hospital and so it's a crises so everybody's gathered in the village in the waiting room deciding what to do and we have roland on one side and he's the doctor and he goes listen you know this is this is a terrible situation this man's got to stop drinking and then we have mark on the other hand who says you know i mean that's true he's been drinking too much but if we cut him off right now he's just going to have a heart attack and die we're going to have systemic collapse all right and my situation is i'm looking at this is you know that guy's going to be hauled off to the to the room let's start praying so this is basically what it is cannot stop the death you've got to stop spending to cut down debt whether or not it's too late is now the question. iraq's a newspaper has published new details of the joint nato
a russian missile defense shield the stealth on the sidelines of last weekend's alliance summit in lisbon under a new proposal that by president that if the two sides would cover theft of territory all fighting in all identified diplomatic falls the paper says that simply speaking russia would be responsible for handling rogue missiles from the east and they say well couple russia from the west think this plan would allow both sides to remain secure and independent in terms of the anti missile systems it's all save believe in fed a strategy would help to dispel russia's concerns over european systems threatening national security and so on that in the key thing from the mosque a state university of foreign relations says the west needs to filch. action in which missiles start up from the territory of certain state is common to all live by a certain quantity of the lies below given isaac all united states or to. russia or
some european powers. you really need to talk i'm told a lot of area or for airspace to be awarded to in advance about zip about actual strikes from this point of your example are impatient i was in your system against potential strikes from iran or north korea would require a. much more informational to the billet this offer i should be able to exert maybe a formation of zero four located that european powers from this point of your russia use knew that it was a west of the established the system so full scale. the afford negotiations for that. overtake he's in there for the most case the university of international relations now or one of the walls of fourth largest lake alfy in central asia if not all named in one of the world's worst ecological who thought she just soviet era irrigation projects the water thought receding fifty years ago whole thing at
drastic change to the local climate and killing most are really life but one of the greater threats the rapidly disappearing water still pose it to people's health and the fronts reports the air all see is a shadow of its former self those in the kazak city are asked once had to see at their doorstep but are now confronted by the haunting sight of abandoned ships the water is twenty kilometers away and from the dried up remains sickness comes one local woman who chose not to be named remembers when friends and family started to fall ill. here new diseases a match did you have never seen in high numbers especially related to breathe in my husband's good chronic bronchitis that's how we leave you can see salt in the air but you feel it on the skin and you can feel it on the tongue. fields planted to
make the soviet union completely self-sufficient and cotton consumed the rivers feeding into the erroll sea decade by decade it nearly disappeared now what was once the world's fourth largest landlocked body of water is reduced to a pit of sand salt and pollution. the salt clings to the moist seabed like here at the harbor in our routes as soon as it's dry enough even the slightest way carries it into the town and across the country into the lungs of men women and children who don't even know they're bringing before the ground cotton scheme the errol see was one of the most picturesque places in central asia as it disappeared along with the soviet union the task of regeneration fell to the heads of newly independent central asian states in the early one nine hundred ninety s. it was then that people learned the extent of the seas to mines that until that point was known only to those close to the cultivation projects pesticides used to
yield cotton leached into the rivers making the water a silent killer. the growing trees heavily polluted as well and in essence we're living in a disaster area in the past our infectious disease ward had one hundred fifty to one hundred sixty patients especially children with interesting new diseases per year it's about five per year and it was the exact same with viral hepatitis this is all frank's to clean water. three years ago a group called the international fund for saving the arrow see stepped in to protect the people from the tainted water. the fresh water project sells many issues when possible they lead tap water pipes to the villages and to distant villages they create local water pipe systems but the pesticides aren't just in the fresh water they're blowing across the dusty seabed as well. in addition
multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is on the rise exacerbated by this toxic combination special rehabilitation warrants are reserved in area hospitals so. our government pays fifty percent of what it calls ecological extras to our salaries. they throw in extra for a living new book with the rockets are launched and they are all see we have serious problems with the draft young people come in unfit to service. small dams now trap what little water flows into the upper air all see irrigating the desert little by little but walking through this place that's been given a new lease on life one can see the legacy of mismanagement it begs the question is bringing the water back enough to overcome the years of neglect or is the pollution too great to turn the dust bowl back into a thriving basin lindsay france r t kazakstan. the
first in a series of special reports from the. environmental. stay with us for more on the region throughout the week. and of course you can always find. the stories online as well including details of the next. poll scientists with a rush. to get fuel and equipment to the. distant end of the line for this kind of travel they were designed will be hitting the trifling painting it'll be good but like the model which heralded the electric era. website.
more news today. in these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. now people across russia have been flocking to newly opened interactive reception rooms this morning to talk to president medvedev online the nationwide frenzy caused long lines and even longer traffic you thought this is the time that online video conference is going to get a taken place in russia people for all three regions had a child to quiz the country's leader on any sea during the session the president advocated the use of government at local level to meet the real that is well known for his love of modern technology he regularly updates his video blog and is an average tweeter on many occasions the president's reaction does that an event was
communicated to the public through his twitter page rather than official state channels. ok some are today's other top stories in brief now and the u.s. is special envoy to korea has called recent revelations about the country's nuclear program provoked it is but not a crisis stephen bosworth is visiting south korea was responding to a report find american science in the north has a new your brain and richmond plant with more than a thousand centrifuges have also been claims an experimental light water reactor is being developed none of the revelations been confirmed but. rescue that a mine in new zealand of repairing to use a specialized army boat to reach twenty nine miners trapped since an explosion three days ago rescue efforts have been severely hampered by dangerous toxic gases preventing anyone from entering the mine the drilling of a ventilation shaft down to where the miners are believed to be more than
a kilometer underground is expected to be completed to see however officials have acknowledged the mine is not it's the initial explosion. serbia is set to face key questions from the e.u. commission eva its readiness to join the union but with the blog currently struggling to keep its we. states afloat there's skepticism in the alliance about accepting another. furthur ports even in serbia many doubt membership will bring any great benefits to their troubled country. it's government's i firmly on the west just a few days time so have you will be presented with a questionnaire by the commission and what's seen as an important step in serbia is to join the e.u. for our citizens as was the case for the rest of the continent being part of the e.u. is the certainty for peace and stability
a normal life better away from the prairie political rhetoric and the media amongst the public in serbia is firstly different in fact a recent monitoring report found that more than half the respondents now view. negatively. on joining the. e.u. gives a release ultimatums and it seems the government is being dictated to and controlled by the e.u. . imposed crisis here at many e.u. countries and they're facing their own big struggles and there are some important questions being posed just how will the next session help serbia's economy and when unemployment in serbia is so high that the promises of a better future translate into actual benefits. for ten years the serbian government has been striving towards the e.u. with promises of a better future free cheese is only ever on offer in a mouse trap the government even sold some businesses to partners in the european
union where people here no longer feel like the membership will be the answer to the country's problems and prairie eve rhetoric holds nice way but continuing economic instability is affecting the lies the population serf. belgrade. ok that is the way the news is this hour here on r.t. don't go away after a short break or the latest. hungry for the full story we've got. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. brighten
. songs from silence to. don't. allow or welcome to the business program here on r.t. with me that i was folly because x. dollars falling to double oil production by twenty twenty it is all going up new export markets but at the same time the country also wants to diversify its economy is looking for foreign investors the country's prime minister spoke exclusively to business saute about the plans. because i stand if known for the wall because we have a huge reserves of the natural resources before but over the minerals and etc but to be only supplier of resources to the war is not our goal now destination has
to be to have a competitor from free market economy to have for a competitive. population with a high standard of education mr prime minister it's been almost a year since the creation of the customs union of russia kazakstan and valorous how would you assess its work what problems have been revealed during this year and where has it been most successful of course we did have some difficulties the past maybe with some difficulties in the future but at the same time we do have very achievable results and i think the results that were quantum is enterprises within the custom union became more competitive. enterprises given custom union have more competitive advantages because the market is much bigger than it used to be before especially for because of standing on the
sixteen million population now we can produce out of those four hundred seventy million population this is a good one teach us the new tariff policy in the customs union it will be based on current tariffs existing in the russian federation it will get ninety percent of all the duties while kazakhstan or receive only seven percent what is european is this workable it's not only workable it's already working and they already feel the one teachers of that i think that gives the possibility to set up a new enterprise system the territory of all the benefits of custom union including kazakhstan and they already feel more. or interest from foreign companies to invest in kazakhstan because now they're looking for a much bigger market not only sixty million population and they already feel that interest from the. investors kazakstan plans to double oil extraction by twenty
twenty what will be the priority in the country's energy policy and what export markets what kazakstan target kazakhstan explain and to double the export possibilities by twenty twenty and distant nation for export of oil in the digital sources if the additional countries thought russian pipeline system to europe through c.p.c. . consortium projects through russian territory but could boost. to china i think we will explore much as possible even though the existing capacity is not enough and we are discussing with all the members with all the neighboring countries the possibility for a future expert but the first choice is russia. no sun made by a ten percent stake of russian car producer after hours from current shareholder its rolls technology and the investment firm troika dialog deals worth an estimated
two hundred nineteen million dollars and is expected to reach next spring if it takes place a share of rain in the sun after overarcing reach thirty five percent even though that will give it significant power in the boardroom the company is planning to secure a controlling stake in the near future apart from that after. a secondary public offering of its shares with six hundred million dollars. debt stricken ireland is confirmed it will receive a massive bailout from the european union is a second emergency rescue package organized by viewers or in this year the first given to greece the irish government is negotiating with the e.u. and the international monetary fund for loans worth just under one hundred billion euro as part of the deal the government will outline a spending plan for the next four years will have to restructure the country's banking industry and bring down the huge budget deficit the u.k. says it's also ready to help ireland with an eight billion euro loan say the case
shows that post crisis development is still difficult even for developed countries . most of the markets worldwide are concentrated on that because this is again another silence of weakness of developed conference unfortunately doesn't look like the economy per development is better boston over to see proof that private sector off economies are arriving in. time see how the markets are performing now and u.s. stocks are down early try to silence up the cation for a bailout failed to remove broader concerns about sovereign debt in the eurozone dow jones is down one point eight percent. that's a similar picture over nearer western markets upturn will be negative that's as gains related to news of a rescue package followed proved short lived banks have turned negative with gains for drug and also stock support in the markets. and here moscow russian stocks closed in the red on monday bringing last week's winning streak to an end and you produces gas problem for them ross never let the declines with lukoil down almost
one percent and finally more than seventeen hundred thousand foreign employees will get permission to work in russia next year after the russian government approves a quota for non citizens looking for jobs in the country which is about two hundred thousand less than it was last year highly qualified employees who enjoy the perks like easier terms for getting in these are the government is struggling to reduce the number of illegal foreign workers in the country indeed russia tracks second highest amount of illegal workers all through the u.s. on a conservative estimate more than four million people are working in the country without permission or invitation. much of it was far more stories on our website r.t. dot com slash business. wealthy british soil it's time to.
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a very warm welcome back. this is a. news crew in jail while attempting to film a protest outside the minute she faced the school of a fact finding us released on bail the correspondent. to pay a fine they were accused of taking possibly for rally. new details of the make a missile defense deal. with the russian daily claiming moscow on the block will protect each alpha from entering their respective sign the agreement reached at last weekend's nato summit in lisbon has already been to stop the painful when i'm president of cooperation between russia and the alliance. and the. kids worth over one hundred billion dollars with the second five year.