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four year media. free media. fifty days and counting the hunger strike in guantanamo threatens to turn fatal with at least three inmates hospitalized ten being forced that. many of them are ready to die the question is how and when will they die lawyer for one of the detainees tells r t many hunger strikers prefer the idea of death to indefinite detention. biggest emerging economies uniting to challenge the world's economic order with a deal set up to set up a bank that would rival western backed by national institutions. immigrants who want to become british while after learning thousands of facts about the country's history and why is that even some members of the u.k. parliament fail to pass.
nine am in moscow i met reza good having you with us here on r t our top story the biggest hunger strike kuantan of obey prison is seen in years is entering its fiftieth day with no signs of it abating detainees protest over mistreatment an indefinite detention and growing daily with the u.s. military now admitting thirty one inmates are refusing food not least three of them are in the hospital defense attorneys who claim the numbers are higher are increasingly concerned that the strike may turn deadly artie's marine important as more. lawyers who have recently met with spoken to their clients still languishing at the island prison say more than one hundred men are participating in the hunger strike and many have lost between thirty and forty pounds those are accounts are in addition to previous reports of the hunger strikers coughing up blood and losing consciousness three of whom have been hospitalized ten of the hunger strikers are
reportedly shackled to chairs and being force fed through to now on sunday activists around the world launched a week long fast to raise awareness of the hunger strike and to protest the existence of the kuantan m a prison and america's use of indefinite detention according to the center for constitutional rights the hunger strike began on around february sixth when prisoners decided to protest the alleged confiscation of their personal light ups and the a legit sacrilege is handling of their korans now a u.s. military officials deny that the qur'an of the inmates have been mishandled in any way reached out to the white house for for comment but a spokesperson for the white house referred us to the pentagon currently there are one hundred sixty six detainees still languishing at the island prison more than
half of those men have already been cleared for release and many of those men most of them have been held there for more than a decade reporting from new york. r.t. . the situation runtime the mode being aggravated by the fact many of the hunger strikers are allegedly ready to die he says u.s. federal public defender carlos warner were talking earlier with my colleague bill dodd who shared a statement recently made by one of his guantanamo clients. revealing the ultimate desperation he says most detainees are feeling. i scare myself when i look in the mirror let them kill us as we have nothing to lose we died when obama indefinitely detained us respect us or kill us it's your choice the u.s. must take off its mask and kill us that was his statement. today i saw him last week i represent more i have many clients there but i did see him last
week and it was it was a shocked to see what i saw he was a man who was down over thirty pounds from less than a month ago he refused all nourishment his cheeks were sunken he was exhausted and could not stand. it was a scary scary meeting for me and his messages respect all kilis will his wish come true or will he now be prepared to die but i think that many of the man the ones that are indefinitely detained they have zero hope they have no hope because of the ministration i think many of them are ready to die the question is how and when will they die they have no hope of being released from that place and until being had some hope it's very difficult to live everybody in guantanamo is indefinitely detained nobody is being released cleared for release or
not why nor joy give me shortly to explain the u.s. must have a justified legal reason for keeping these people locked up. yes the reason very simple and it's at the foot of president obama and this is a broken promise one that he has chosen to not abide by it he looks at the republicans in congress he says it's their fault well as of today there's not one person in the ministration i can contact to redress these problems there's nobody in the entire obama administration i could call and say let's stop the hunger strike these are men they're not animals that are people that we have grown to know and respect and i don't want to see any of them die i don't want to see them die over this or any other protest they should get process there at the end of their rope if and it's not if it's when people die if the strike is not ended then sure
there's going to be more attention but let me tell you as a human being i do not want to see my clients die and the fact that they're in this condition is one of the most heart wrenching things that i've had to experience as a lawyer for the seven weeks longer strikes been going on artie's been gathering statements from lawyers activists prison officials and international organizations go on our timeline that our team dot com for a full picture of the situation in kuantan m o n c the response the protest has gotten so far. cypriots waking up to another day of close banks as anger grows over the bailout deal with the e.u. and the i.m.f. thousands of students have been protesting in the capital against the painful rescue plan and its ramifications the deal to avoid bankruptcy will see large depositors losing up to forty percent of savings a move seen by many as legalise theft author and journalist often written c. says the cyprus turmoil is an indication of a fading economic model. the main thing about cyprus is this is
a clear example of the euro zone elite and let's face it right from the start of the euro zone project was an elite system at the expense of the poor and the poor out there demonstrating in nicosia because they see that the confidence of the banking system is about confidence the initial panacea that they had to hook to the poorest people in cyprus is it is already created panic and it's the name of the bank governor and there is no in the euro countries that we're looking at right now and of course in the united states the government acts as a quasi private entity in itself and along with that kind of private profit idea within the banking system there in the bubbles that intimately it's summer and destroy the chinese coolie western.
challenging the way the world economies govern that's what the world's five biggest emerging economies are trying to do with a deal to set up a new global development back the so-called brics countries brazil russia india china south africa so institutions like the world bank and the international monetary fund aren't adapting fast enough to reflect their newfound clout are. reports from the summit in the south african city of durban. it's the final and most important day of the brics summit here in south africa on tuesday the delegations mostly met separately then today on wednesday brazil russia india china and south africa are all sitting down together to discuss the key issues and challenges facing the organization and there's lots to talk about like the future of establishment of a joint development bank possibly with a starter capital of around fifty billion dollars also after last year said bric summit in new delhi when the five partners decided to conduct all of the payments between each other in their national currencies to protect their economies from
things like currency wars or the consequences of the change of the dollar rate there is also an idea of forming a joint bank for international payments and also in light of the latest turbulence in the global economy and especially new problems in the euro zone there is also an idea of establishing a joint anti crisis fund of up to possibly of two even two hundred forty billion u.s. dollars now the potential of brics as an organization really can't be underestimated for the last two decades its members have clearly shown to be the most rapidly developing economies in the world in two thousand and twelve the average g.d.p. growth. in the five member states of brics was around four percent if you compare that to g seven it was less than one percent but it's really not about the economy and nor is it about the fact that the combined population of all the member states of brics uses nearly three billion people but it's also about politics and the fact
that all the five member states of brics share the same point of view on the key international affairs including the iranian nuclear program and the crisis in syria russia and china have been constantly defending these positions points of views at the un security council the key idea of brics is not to oppose other international organizations but to work together with anyone willing to do so and to promote the bipolarity of the world actually one of the countries showing strong interest in becoming a member of brics is egypt its president is also here in south africa monitoring what's happening within the framework of this emerging geopolitical giant. professor of economics and finance at new york university and leave things many of the brics groups moves are triggered by via stablish means resistance to its growing influence. they certainly are growing more influence they're growing in wells perhaps down the road their political power will also be stronger
certainly the western countries have been resisting that and this is part of the reason why you see them trying to create their own version of a development bank so that you know they don't have to feel that they're just excluded from the western club that they can now start their own club because they have enough. cohesion enough common interests to do so on the cars and the strength to do so. and stay with us here on r t coming your way in a few minutes big brother could be watching washington looking for ways to track citizens using an increasing number of drones but the move met by stark opposition from individual states plus. why the arab league has legalize sending arms to syrian rebels this and more after a short break stay with us. when
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fourteen minutes past the hour now the arab league has given the green light for some of its members to send arms to syrian rebels this despite fears the syrian opposition is being increasingly infiltrated by foreign jihadi fighters main opposition groups also been granted syria's official representation at a summit in caught her in a symbolic move. away from the pad african newswire thinks the arab league those pursuing its own agenda and extending support to the rebels. we also have to understand the political composition of the arab league has been dominated over the last several years. the gulf emirates these elite forces on operating in countries that are not democratic themselves therefore they have no real moral basis for criticism of the government in damascus also on these arab emirates in the gulf i'm heavily on with the united states and north atlantic
treaty organization so it's really not surprising that in concert you would have a situation where the syrian government would be attacked and that you would have these opposition forces who are heavily divided themselves who have no real program for the future of syria and who have been reluctant and even absent in regard to negotiating any type of political settlement to the conflict in syria to be seated as a legitimate government of syria. how the syrian conflict is increasingly spreading beyond its borders finding itself at a crossroads of foreign interest this on the table for debate and peter lavelle scruffs talk take a look. of course of the syrian responsible regime comes into power i'm sure that israel will be. interested in. gauging in a dialogue to see if peace is is it is possible i do is really. to deal with
the regime what are you talking about bill's comments regarding. the bill or about the u.s. role in this so i think it's absolutely critical that the u.s. steps up its efforts aiding the opposition the usa well said design out of many opposition they want a particular opposition that is going to be their opposition they cannot be for instance from a not so that they cannot be from al qaida they cannot be islamist they cannot be shiite they cannot be with hezbollah they cannot be with you around so they want to change the regime but they want to design out a made the regime. sky could be the limit for u.s. law enforcement with aerial surveillance drones said to be used to mess to clean capitol hill though has met some fierce resistance to the plans the large he's got he has more on attempts to fight back against the federal project. one point this
documentary on u.s. public television touts the technological capabilities of drones and their new super sensors this image was taken seventeen thousand five hundred feet above quantico virginia and covers fifteen square miles if we wanted to know what is going on in any spot along the seam i'd say near this building at this intersection we can generate a moving image that shows what's going on in the area the state of virginia was the first to stand up against this kind of surveillance in early february the state legislature passed a two year moratorium on the use of drones but the bill is yet to be signed by the state's governor who is known to be very supportive of the spy aircraft. in charlottesville virginia police have never used drones but the city council has nonetheless restricted their use i just think case these this technology is already being heavily marketed to local law enforcement agencies and other groups and
there's even one county in virginia that already purchased two drones for surveillance and so we know it's coming and we just we want to get out ahead of it at least twenty seven states are now considering legislation to outline how drones can be used by law enforcement or to ground them all together but there are those who believe the lawmakers africa and the rise of the spy planes so they're taking the matter into their own hands a company in oregon says it has developed and will soon start selling to acknowledge that could shield people from surveillance drones over the phone to develop it did not offer any details but said this or not this is enabling their cameras or anything like that we are not doing anything physically to the drones we are simply not allowing their cameras that area. also in the battle for privacy a designer in new york came up with an anti sabella clothing line was a garment of designed to be thermally reflective of. which means that he bounces
off it and he does what's he was for thermal imaging. particular this technology is used a lot on drones and you refuse but it's doubtful that this designers gear however creative could compete with the cutting edge spiked acknowledging now being developed for government use a million terabytes of video a day which is the equivalent of five thousand hours of high definition footage so you can go back and say i would like to see what happened this particular location thirty days two hours four minutes ago and it would actually show you exactly what happened and you feel watching it there's actually enough resolution to be able to see people waving their arms or walking around with things where as a number of states try to restrict the use of drones at a federal level there's a great push to expand their use the federal aviation administration projects that
in seven years there will be thirty thousand flying over the u.s. there's absolutely no way of knowing if we are being filmed at the moment so we might as well wave to big brother up there in washington i'm going to check out. for a real life to online survey alliance on our website find out about the new tracks those who complain about their jobs on social networks i know why your boss can soon be downloading it. plus. poles apart a chinese driver miraculously escaped death as a lamppost smashes through the windshield of his bus video in a full and much more stunning footage on our you tube channel.
immigrants who want to become british now have to study hard after the u.k. government introduced its new citizenship test requires an applicant to know as many as three thousand facts about the country's history and attest that even many british natives fail to pass or he sorry for ports. well since cullen the famous british landmark in london's trafalgar square commemorate i'm now so he died in the bus or to follow in eighteen a boy this is also now we are but one of the questions that person has. already is being criticized focusing too much on historical information and not enough on practical knowledge it's become a standard joke and i mean you know something which is supposed to be taken seriously and you know when it was fast announced we were involved in a few little quiz sessions where even you know prominent members of the people who
in the past being prominent members of the government were being asked questions like who was the. british king who expelled the date for. i'm guessing completely and hopelessly wrong and yet. they must first say that by putting british culture and history at the heart of the system that they're ensuring that they see once a slim brits and permanently fully understand british life those criticisms about the test being overly complex and focusing too much on historical information do the questions really represent what it means to be british was a find out we some of these questions to members of the british public to find out how they fed. ex a prehistoric monument which stands in the english country of well. the name of the admiral he's got a monument here in trafalgar square a lot notion yes that's right ok we've got another one for you because this is an assistant shit test what you call the second largest party in the house of commons
conservatives is the opposition. you go one of the to the name of the admiral he died in battle in eight hundred eighty five and has a monument here in trafalgar square. for. many give you guys that save. it. admin notes than and i only know that this is old school two questions i've gone through them it's not as if these questions are good. people it's going to be done online and they get to have plenty of opportunity to look through a very thin book but frankly for it if they can do that then i think that's a little. they see once the path the test will need eighteen of the twenty four questions correctly and the need to learn the thousand backgrounds if they want to become a brick. and many people d. last year more than one hundred fifty thousand people took the fifth density test
nationally almost eighty thousand of which but here in london. turning now to some other stories making international headlines sectarian violence continues to escalate in myanmar where more curfews have been imposed as attacks on muslim communities edged closer to the biggest city rangoon the state of emergency is in force in several regions while some forty deaths have been reported since the unrest started a week ago trouble broke out after a reported argument in a shop between a muslim and a buddhist at least twelve thousand muslims have fled since the predominantly buddhist region. of north korea's long range missiles and artillery have put in combat duty posture targeting the us mainland close the us islands of hawaii in guam the pentagon is condemning the threat saying it's ready to respond to quote any contingency tensions between washington and pyongyang remain high following the u.n. sanctions on the communist state after north korea's third nuclear test last month
. coming up on r t a look at the life of a man who spent thirty years in prison and now is lending a helping hand to those just like him stay with us. please be cool language. programs and documentaries in arabic in school here on the. reporting from the world's hot spots to be ip interviews intriguing story to tell you. slim try.
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says. the billboard before would just release me from prison. i've come here from the colony. i spent nine years there in the far north. but it was for robbery under article one six two. full bore i only have one son but he doesn't need me for one for he's already in adult. court but with the odd like my life to be normal. like everyone else go to work come home find a woman start a family or even just live. with me if of course i'm scared.