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there were global protests against a u.s. drone through dry and accused of dominating the world food markets so much that farmers a racing so science and consumers health is a trade it's. a suicide blast rocked the capital russia's darkest on republic in drink a dozen people is the latest in a string of deadly terror strains in their strikes in the region. business lay siege to your rainy a mine in me shraddha in retaliation for france's miter forays in north africa some now warry be molly intervention is funny extremism across the continent.
international news life from moscow this is also here with me here national politics for joining us. a way of all rallies is a rolling across the globe in protest and buyers have joined monsanto campaign is and environmentalist and more than forty countries accused the multinational corporation of aggressively expanding into the food market and spreading hazardous products some of the largest demonstrations are expected in the glass where the company will set up more than centric out all seasons to citric and explains. march against month santa was a global grassroots movement which is going to organize these worldwide protests taking place throughout the weekend all over the world we're talking about they're saying that this is going to span over six continents in up to fifty countries with
four hundred global marches with as many as two hundred thousand participants in the united states alone all of these people planning to flood out onto the streets throughout the world to speak out against this biotech giant accused of producing genetic genetically engineered food and agriculture we're definitely expecting to see plenty of occupy wall street activists throughout the weekend because many of the issues that are going to be addressed are certainly similar we're still talking about the ninety nine percent versus the one percent we're talking about corporations having great influence on politicians as well as wealth inequality that continues to remain in countries throughout the world in the united states but also when it comes to the situation with monsanto all of these issues continue to apply so while of the occupy wall street movement it was certainly a more general outrage at the way the system runs this particular march and these events that are illegal and are directed at the specific perforation having
a very controversial reputation they're known to harass farmers throughout the world to sue farmers for example in the united states and canada for tens of thousands of dollars you know affecting businesses and farmers in places like india really wiping off any legislation that ever comes up that would affect monsanto's business and just getting in the way of people speaking out against what they see as wrong so certainly whereas the march against monsanto is against specific corporation that continues to do these things that hundreds of thousands of people don't necessarily agree with the occupy wall street movement is certainly expected to be part of this. the global move against genetically motivated goods started off in new zealand hundreds of people gathered to send a message to the biotech manufacturer as australians have been protesting about thousands to demand a g.m. freeze ronnie's have also taken place in japan and south africa i know spoke to me
. from the much against most until tonight and he claims the corporation is forcing small farm is out of business pushing them into such despair that some commit suicide. if you look at what happened in india i mean there's an epidemic of suicides of the farmers because monsanto sold them or cotton cotton seed that they promised would do a certain thing and then those seeds didn't perform how they were supposed to and it drove a lot of these indian farmers into sheer poverty and they ended up committing suicide by the hundreds and thousands more some sort of effect farming communities everywhere i mean in the united states they're known for suing small farmers there's a lot of small farmers at the out of business because they have genetic migration into into crops that weren't supposed to be g.m.o. but they're going to cross-pollinate it and then monsanto comes in they use their government cronies to go in and shut down small farmers because. their genetics
from their seeds that they did have have slowly crept into the into the genetics of non g.m.o. seeds as well. and despite global anger the u.s. senate has shot down a bill which would give which would have given american states still sorting to decide whether to label genetically modified products the majority of legislators believe people don't need to know whether they are eating g.m. foods is meghan lopez explains why. for years now americans have been concerned about the food in their refrigerators and more importantly the ingredients in those foods the debate over genetically modified crops isn't only playing out in the fields it's being harvested in the courtrooms as well as within the walls of capitol hill and it turns out the u.s. government might have a bigger stake in the biotech industry than anyone could have imagined a report released by the food and water watch group shows that the u.s. state department played a major role in promoting g.m.
foods and crops around the world the report examined diplomatic cables from two thousand and five to two thousand and nine provided the first comprehensive analysis of u.s. foreign policy when it comes to the biotech industry now here are the four stated goals that food and water watch discovered in these cables the first one is to promote biotech interests abroad they try to facilitate trade and encourage cultivation of g.m. crops second up lobby foreign governments to weaken biotech rules you can't after all profit for off these countries if you can't get your products in some of them along with lobbying the need to protect biotech exports by stopping trade barriers like tariffs all this to promote and protect an estimated twenty five billion dollar industry and biotech crop exports and in particular one property monsanto which was the biggest biotech seed company in two thousand and eleven and finally reach out to new markets by pressuring the developing countries to adopt
a biotech crops the main argument here is that these crops are stronger and can end food insecurity around the world with a growing global population the state department also lobbied against the labeling of these crops and genetically modified foods they don't want any type of labels on them countries from egypt to hungary argentina to mozambique were targeted in these efforts and many of them were very receptive some of them. actually change their regulations as a result now this lobbying started happening around the same time that monsanto admitted to bribing indonesian officials and in attempt to weaken and veyron mental oversight of g.e. crops now in the wake of these cable releases it appears that monsanto and other biotech firms don't need to bribe country officials anymore they have the government to do that using taxpayer money nonetheless it is the latest chapter in a dispute over your dinner plate in washington meghan lopez r.t.
. and check out our live updates on the global day of action at our website called one stay with us throughout the day with the latest on the protest against demonstrations go global. with the backing of the government sowing seeds of. the world bracing the sea change the march against the sunshine. on our street. at least a dozen people have been injured after a female suicide bomber blew herself up close to the police headquarters in russia's republic of dagestan at least two children are reportedly among the wounded is the latest in a string of attacks that have shaken the republic recently she's magickal. explosion happened around men day very close to the regions in terra ministry building and according to the locals the blast was so powerful that it could be
heard in different parts of the city it was a female suicide bomber she was a new car police stopped her to check the documents and at that time she detonated her device currently the aires blocked off by police as there are fears that this blast may actually be followed by another one to increase the number of casualties now this tactic is really well used by terrorists around the globe in particular by the al qaeda terrorists in their terror operations in various areas now this blast is just one in a string of latest terror attacks that hit this region just five days ago there was another deadly blast and we are four people were killed and forty others severely injured the region of dagestan remains one of the most volatile areas in russia's north caucasus with reports on terror attacks coming in almost in a regular basis. london police make a new arrest in connection with. the growing discontent against the list of careers
here in london also moves whether islamophobia is gained a foothold in british society. franza has admitted its troops took part in an assault on a move in the shi'a have been over one by islamic militants and followed a twin bomb attacks on the base line french own during the a mine a prominent islam is group to correspond civilities saying the operation was revengeful france's intervention in mali and amidst. a ponson of violence has begun to emerge across four months french colonies in africa in training or a military intervention in mali to stop and islamised takeover of the. one tree days later more than eight hundred people were taken hostage by extremists in algeria demanding and then to france's military florrie dozens of the hostages were either executed or cooled in the crossfire in the ensuing bottle the man behind the
razor and north african al qaeda leader was believed to have been killed but has not claimed responsibility for thursday's bombings in an ox which he says is a retaliation for france's actions in north africa the sole shows a trend of islamist spreading from amman there calls the region raising the risk of more widespread aaton. is in on. those behind the fufu side loft that killed over twenty people in niger because they have described it as an attack against braun's in revenge for its offensive against islamic militants in neighboring mali one of the two groups claiming responsibility for almost ten years explosions at an army base and a french run your reign in mind in nigeria is the movement and your heart in west africa last year the coddling group seized control over the northern part of mali and brutally ruled the area for months people being driven out of mali by french that troops runs as president and c.e.o.
of the operation sas here in the capital the map pro the french military we're hoping to have also grants to also optimise confirming they destroyed all the major bases of the militants in mali north but this recent attack and niger it's clear that the rats remain serious and it shows that the militants are not defeated and the fight against them is far from over although the battlefield has relocated when the recent loss was what all the said france would not interfere in niger however the next day grange troops could cause an operation to offer you that image and kept it off the track to to further the hat for those who want the french intervention to get chain reaction that will give paris more travel. green mold while the entire region. team from mali. contribute to the downs french military action will suppress extremism in the region
especially given the natural riches that. there's no doubt that the french intervention will lot of change anything but in particular. the idea that extremist or al-qaeda linked groups are just going to go away french special forces are left for money into these yeah which usually we knew about because of course the yellowcake uranium saddam hussein deals this is where all the world's uranium you know there's a big fight for whatever is happening in these areas there's a scrabble for this uranium french company a raver that own this uranium. how strange that its revenues are twenty eleven or about the g.d.p. of the entire country and what to extremism of any. portugal aims to convince the e.u. it needs more time to deal with its economic crisis but for later this hour it's
a whole series he's already pushing the middle class towards the bread line as people struggle for a way out of debt. and palestinian children on the margins of society is scrambling on the. legs for all that with a break. wealthy british style some time to. market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report on our. language. with. some
. of the consensus to. change the opinions that you the great to. use to stories that imply the. chance to be accessed through. a washing r.c. it's good to have you with us we're just going to use how to rest of a man who claimed on t.v. to be a friend of the main suspect in the daylight decapitation of
a soldier in london on wednesday the gruesome. feted by radical islam has already led to a number of attacks on muslims and at my clinic bill don't discuss the extent to which muslims and immigrants are being blamed with their done to point six dead a codel u.k. and carlos could see it from the right wing british national party. those acts of terrorism really conducted by the far right you very generously describe the b.n.p. as a right wing party they're not right wing the far right they're a fascist party and the acts of violence that they perpetrate against mosques against property the threats against muslims these are also acts of terrorism these are also acts of violence by non-state actors political me as well i got to learn from and i thought it was i thought it was something to do with with my help i help like all those particular exit that i say sure is done by right wing fellows and i think it was also the person with. the other person who's talking.
completely the funked that i personally have an open dialogue with mostly in communities that recently i had a debate with muslim communities in books in but the city in london about these very issues of. foreign policies. about the. issue of these racist you should learn about what are you know proud of on ok just listen to mr dunn now please what you know i wouldn't don't know we don't know we don't. have websites people from. people from from they. let me really judge their members it also implies to me they know when we have sound some other lunatics who are so agree with your demented view of the world however that does not mean that you know what is there what is that they mentioned actually that was he is all right you know yet if you just talk just for matters that it does not just ask you short of the british
people died there a poll by what's happened they want to stroll response from government they don't want a reaction that could be tempered by fears of political incorrectness what should be done there's going to be some strong reaction surely political correctness really has no connection to where the you have a viable response to a terrorist incident stopping terrorism is about having joined up services by intelligence agencies by the police by mental health authorities by schools by the muslim community these are the kind of sensible out news that you take to prevent violence and what about the maintenance as well because and i've been had missed an extended it is something to do with an intrinsic nature of islam ok mr did mention the fact that you can't have the manpower to track all these people down but surely there has been a lack of surveillance of many people who say we need to step up that now so it was so cold snooping on people because clearly they were on the five radar but they got through i mean is that do you think that people be able to make something very clear. well we don't really know what is how it is i mean there's
a lot of people talking without any access to the information required to make a coherent judgment we know yes there were let me put it let me put it was a free country and there are even shares in all that my own intelligence list and not be tracked at all times i'm afraid that these things do sometimes happen. mr particular behavior over my five day period over my five talking in the cultural. refrain two thousand and five the security services in the united kingdom not of the moment power neither. every single person on that day suspect would be involved in a lot of his buddies gave them a five talking no if you if you carry on in bailing out of countries killing muslims in iraq. they would.
you know how you would bring her out of. enough security services to counter the ungar of these people. and the gruesome episode in london is causing more security drifters in the british capital as an aircraft is courted by typhoon fighter jets to a small airport outside london and the fears of a terrorist attack find out through our website of why the threat of overwhelming force more schemes. and fires of rage across the poor suburbs of stockholm for six tonight despite i have a police presence in the streets videos pictures and all the details that i was a tough call. portugal could ask for more time to cut its debts it was easier and i have creditors to revise their demand targets for a third time despite lisbon's seven to eight billion you are bailout and budget the nation is still in crisis as his piece i want to found out the middle class is
being hit hard. europe's politicians insist that all star team is essential but what effect does that austerity have upon the everyday people to whom it's inflicted upon. i went to meet a family just outside of lisbon who are feeling the pressure of portugal's financial failings. we use to take certain things for granted hard water lights now have to watch everything we use families in financial straits like this want to becoming a common occurrence is the gap between the middle class and the breadline narrows in one of europe's purchased countries. my husband lost his job now we're live on savings and whatever work he can get as a day laborer those savings are running out with two daughters and one grandson the
effects of portugal's financial plight is being felt through generations of this family and it's leaving its mark see i'm twenty years old people my age should be planning for the future but there is no work the way things are now i have no prospects no hope. this family a lucky there are many in portugal and a far worse situation as the country's debt grows and the unemployment levels rise charity organizations are seeing an increase in those needing help push. the we have children passing out to school because parents can't afford to feed them properly how can they learn if they're focused on hunger these aren't children from bad pairings just parents that can't feel them and there's another worrying trend appearing bill sun burning them all too often we see the same thing there are many lose their income they're too proud to ask for help the bells start piling up
the mortgage to food for you now it's the family on the street the future is that with the children the problem for portugal is that it has debts around one hundred eighty billion euro one hundred twenty percent of annual production couple that with twenty percent unemployment and it leads to a very difficult situation for its people the country needs money but it doesn't have the economic output to pay off its bills. however what's of more concern is that the country could see another generation. under the shadow of national debt see. my son how poor do we go is that he can get a job somewhere abroad i can't see anything for him here. peter oliver r.-t. portrait. education is the most powerful weapon nelson mandela once said and in a small palestinian community families are taking that advice to heart it's
a two hour trek to the nearest school for some young students who are determined to learn against the odds has put us here reports now on the daily challenge of grabbing and as you kate. each morning the steep hills of this inhospitable corner of the day and does it come alive with children scrambling down walkie slopes to get to class before the bell rings. some children walk seven kilometers each way they are very keen to learn. it takes a certain kind of dedication to be a student at the school people's overcome extreme obstacles just to get here. in the winter when it brings a lot of children full of the love they arrive at school with wet clothes in the summer the snakes are the main problem but. then there are others like judge brinn cushion who come by donkey he wakes up at four each morning so he has enough time to ride the two hours it takes to get to class sometimes i fall from the donkey and
i get injured one time i cross the street and my phone who was in another donkey got hit by a car but god saved him and he did not die riding on this is not secure especially in harsh weather conditions and up a rocky mountain passes the chances of falling are pretty high it would be a lot easier if the community could build a road to the school but they're not allowed to is radio authorities say they are here illegally. we always live with the feeling that they are going to kick us out from the camps and we're afraid for our children's future that. we just want to live our ordinary lives without fear that we have no electricity or water we have no roads. luckily the school is borderline with strict israeli orders but even though the bamboo mad and straw was cannot be bulldozed neither can they be expanded but for the children and the literate parents it's worth the effort these people realize the importance of education and thriving to teach their kids so
maybe look at the trying to learn and they realize this importance because they you know are very not the not for the better it's for the one hundred thirty students it's a few hours for spite from the harsh reality awaiting them outside these gates the chance for a future which their parents never had driving them to make sure they get to class whichever way they can pull asli r t y d abu hindi in the west bank. now to some more international news in brief in pakistan sixteen school children under teacher have died after a school bus caught fire east of the capital islamabad the children were aged between five and fifteen police say seven others injured in the fire were taken to a local hospital there are reports a gas cylinder also exploded in the blaze. hundreds of left wing activists have marched in the berlin suburb of bourke to mark the
anniversary of the murder of an unemployed bon do you say i was stopped to death in his home for right wing extremists who thought he was abusing the welfare system they were later sentenced to between four and thirteen years in prison. in the north has become a whole bed of extremist activity of recent years. at least thirty orthodox protesters and gay rights campaigners have been arrested during a hater the rally in moscow however sexual acts of us were protesting before the lower house of russian parliament where they were trying to charge by christian vigilantes with icons and crosses police were forced to intervene in driving away dozens from both sides the initial demonstration was intended to protest russia's anti-gay propaganda law which acts of is on the rise groups denounced as oppressive kind of sexuality was just decriminalized in russia in the ninety's but homophobia remains growing. and coming up our financial experts mark skies and
stays are heard but exposed as they suspect of setting up public wealth in new york . although i was. and after the vietnam era i remember t.v. discussions about that buddhist monk who burned himself to death as a form of protest the commentators on the news said that people there just have a different mindset that westerners could never understand you know which is probably true but they were implying that people in the west are just different and would never use this absolutely extreme form of protest which is also probably true until just recently with the cost of electricity exceeding the income of the average ball garion and a new government coming to power that looks exactly like the old government that
collapsed at least six paul geary and have used self-immolation as a very desperate and extreme form of protest but why kristen ghodsee a professor at bowdoin college who has extensively talked to bulgaria protesters claims that those who self-immolating are just incredibly desperate and cannot feed their own children and that people are actually becoming for communism because at least that system at the people's basic needs the current democratic system from the populace perspective according to her just cycles through a few new crooks every few years although it does get media attention and you may be feeling desperate suicide is never an answer the more living bulgarians the better ball gary's chances believe me but that's just my opinion.