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thank. you. this is r.t. this morning i made a mass day and night antigovernment protests in ukraine thousands gather in central kiev to support the president with the two rallies just a few hundred yards apart we've got the details for you plus. on the e.u. donuts with the european union flag are now available for sale yet we take a look at how ukraine's businesses try to capitalize on the ongoing public unrest. also this morning is that this rebels in syria target the kurdish minority yet again as one hundred twenty civilians reportedly taken hostage near the turkish border. by bailout shackle stoicism and hard work helps shake loose of the e.u.'s financial diktats but there's still a way to go to get the country's debt in check go to report on that to.
get my name is kevin i when this is our to international just after one in the morning now here in moscow and our top story political battle lines of torn ukraine's capital into while thousands strong crowds keep up their anti-government protests as you can see here. activists also gathered in support of president. here on this side of the screen scott reports from the heart of the standoff. you can see the close proximity between the two opposing rallies right behind me is independence square which has been the heart of the opposition movement for the last number of weeks now you can see the barricades that have been built by the protesters and reinforced in the last couple of days but if we pan around to the left hand side now this is european square and this is the scene of
a rally in support of the president where you can get a sense of exactly how close the pro and anti government supporters are the line of police separating the two camps just here to my right hand side now if we take you through to the main parts of european square where the main pro-government rally is taking place we got to try and show our press corps to walk through this line of police at the moment to main in the main part of european square and as you can see the pro-government rally is in full swing. full here we are in the halls of the pro-government rally indescribably our presence of these pro-government supporters and the fact that they are just a hundred yards away from independence square things are actually quite calm at the moment tensions are quite high but things are more peaceful now on friday president put a round table discussion with members of the opposition here greta on an amnesty for prisoners for protesters who were arrested throughout the course of these
demonstrations but he refused the key demands of his resignation and an early election another moment we're still left with this standoff. and paula scott there in the center kevin but earlier will in other developments present in a coach's dismiss the deputy security defense secretary and also the mayor of kiev in the wake of the ongoing investigation into police conduct on november thirtieth but the past few weeks of unrest have been bad news for everyone as is often the case with some businesses in central kiev capitalizing on the chaos. this story. ukrainian capital has been in a protest mode for more than two weeks now it looks completely different than a month ago people are living here they're cooking food. and definitely life has changed when the protests kicked off talking about food underneath the square of the protest you can literally chew on the e.u. donuts with the european union flag are now available for sale. thank you very much
. and the taste delicious local fridge magnet manufacturers were quick to pounce on the idea of the protest and now you can purchase a very peculiar more ability from sending yellow coverage to prison to localizing international brands. it's no wonder that central kiev is the place of many restaurants and bars and their lives have been affected in one way or another we decided to pay a visit to one of the oldest pubs in the city center to find out. so we lost the pubs manager how the protest affects the life of his restaurant. but also how have the euro my done protests affected your pub the number of visitors has increased only slightly since these protests kicked off but now we've got a special offer menu which includes items such as tea and cake and will be open twenty four seventh's for as long as the year all my down protests continue but not all and seem to be equally happy with the way the protests are going some of the
local taxi drivers have complained to me that the barricade makes their life a true traffic nightmare i talked to one of them right now what do you think of the barricades in the center of the city i'm sick and tired of this government but being a taxi driver is mind job so those barricades in downtown key they actually make it much harder for me to do my job and feed my family. the further we step away from the my down the more mood change we seeing among the locals some of them have been enraged by particular aspects of this unrest as someone who was born and raised in kiev how do you feel about these protests protests are good i'm tired of you look over each two because i think he is running his course but as a kid resident i'm not sure why a monument needed to be destroyed it seems these demonstrations have been privatized by a bunch of vandals. but just one kilometer from the independence square there are places where the revolution vibe is non-existent after what has been a turbulent and hard weekly crane people are letting off steam in different
nightclubs and bars but then its light goes on despite the some part of the city is still on the revolutionary lockdown alexy recess the party reporting from kiev in ukraine. while following in the footsteps of several european politicians now two u.s. senator john mccain's arrived in kiev to show solidarity with the opposition protests the u.s. senate spending resolution to calling a washington to impose sanctions against ukraine if police get tough on the rallies professor bruno it rescued from the national institute of eastern studies in france says the unrest in ukraine has been misrepresented by the west. the maturity of ukrainian people is not many faces it is not that many face station if you look in all it's all ukrainian cities they are very quite it's only in kiev so it's a very little part of ukraine to say to you it is a man who would stick this man you face stations and there is no proof that the
majority of who clean young people is on the cycle. of so-called pro european manifestation and apparently even it's the contrary if you look at the course of opinion so it's just a question of you know of many a creation in the west because objectively united states in western country how did you see it in middle east especially in syria and in a certain sense they wanted to change the balance of power the international balance and of power and ukraine is a good playground for them for the moment. in syria al-qaeda linked rebels have reportedly abducted a hundred twenty kurds from a village close to the turkish border that news was reported on friday by the u.k. based observatory for human rights who said all captives were taken to an unknown
location i spoke about earlier to as i did one a he's a kurdish human rights activist explained to me why the kurds are being targeted by islamist rebels. immediately they could know that civilians are from the village of north or nearly four and a bald sixty one north east are from the areas of jobless and is known as holds on it's going to. first also supporters of secularism in syria who reject every religious sectarian or program there as those of the armed groups or the opposition of the opposition or those of the regimes dummy's their islam its target kurds is secular tendency which is directed toward establishing a multi religious and multi asleep autonomous region in the traditional seeing through this and. coming up this for more than two decades since the end of apartheid in south africa but there's still plenty of unresolved anger it's definitely unsafe because if you see no white person around south africa mourns nelson mandela than racial tensions a deeper than ever in some corners of the nation we head to one such area just
a few minutes from now. but not before we talked about ireland three years after going cap in hand to international bankers ireland says it's not ready to stand on its own two feet the country's managed to meet all the major targets under the multi-billion euro e.u. bailout program while avoiding serious public unrest in the same time test for a seller reports next from dublin. arlene will would itself be quote shackles of the troika on sunday and will wake up on monday as a quote mumolo european country standing on equal footing a confident claim by prime minister kenny ahead of the country's official exit from its bailout program for eighty five billion euros it cost the irish three years of painful austerity higher taxes slashed minimum wage which has since been raced back high youth unemployment and another wave of irish immigration i'm not sure that the hard ideological divide of austerity which was coming forth from europe was
a good one to irish people would be to nice to see the end of the troika to see the opportunity for a street gang or economic sovereignty to be up to make our own decisions in relation to our future the government here is touting the exit from the bailout program as restoring economic and financial freedom but no one here is under any illusion that that exit would also mean an end to hardships or complete release from austerity while the idea of possibly having more control over their destiny as a nation is psychologically uplifting people really want is freedom from individual debt that so many here are so heavily burdened with. facing and long term slowdown in our structural growth we still are facing. in other words when you look at the overall economic level of achievement in this bailout it's not really that significant yet at the same time that we should go to the nation to the government
to the nation was. calling. in dublin city center sights and sounds of the festive season are present but it rings hollow for those who feel they've simply been kicked to the curb no one would celebrate. be happy were exiting from yes will it have any impact. the budgets for this year are next year no willing to read the mortgage arrears figures take a dramatic change next quarter no closer so you are to double. why fox recent poll shows that over half of all this population think the government is a good job lead to the country out of the bailout even so nearly three quarters hope that means of starting measures will be eased soon but i think we're in for disappointment we got some more pain on the streets. i suppose the positive new. center today was. bigger economies in europe so. the internet bedo doesn't seem
to make much difference to you know we've gone through a bad time we've come out of it some are more sane and say ok he likes the surgery . i think it's good i think they have to stand on their own two feet and think they can yes i do. talking a tough time is living in a cave in the twenty first century might not be to everyone's taste but. some stuff . for a. big. house the authorities have. to move surely we hear from a man who claims the government has hidden motives though in its attempt to deprive him of the dearest thing that he hopes his house.
logan it's one fourteen am now your morse code hitching report a modern day cave dwellers in space we're talking about next they're facing eviction from their picturesque settlement despite years of pressure from the government orders to leave the families those say they're going to dig in the determined to stay saying that there's more of a thing behind the ejection the meets the eye and she comes from off was welcomed into one of these unconventional. although the tools used to dig out the caves of san miguel have changed little over the centuries this home has been modernized and it's been a pain staking labor with one's hands this tunnel was dug out but it's been installed with modern comforts like light for instance now the resident that lives here has taken a lot of work to really try to make this into a home
a comfortable for as you can see a hard floor so he can walk around a kitchen area in order to cook to entertain guests and most importantly he says he's feeling reinforcements now this is critical because the city council says it's dangerous for the residents to live here where as they say they've put in a lot of work a lot of labor in order to make sure these kids are safe for their residency for a moment be satisfied to be loved you don't have a burden to change that for nothing you take some time to do it but it's about that the reason determination to do it. now this is what the glowing looks like from the outside it's certainly not an easy kind of lifestyle there's no running water for instance that has to be carried in by hand from a fountain in a nearby church the residents who have built up these caves are very proud of their work but many simply have no other place to call home the case of son miguel has posted people in need for centuries from gypsies
a religiously prosecuted minorities and other so-called to save their homes they have been. sick since because of flooding with an economic crisis getting more recent years more and more have converted this is your community they can call home the city wants to make them fighting health and safety reasons but the people here say it's about money they believe the government is acting like a corporation for tourism that is supposedly wants to build up this area into something. and enjoy it another has been planning. activities since the sixty's. that's why he's working like a corporation it's like. social exclusion you know people are always going to leave. a place to.
reach people who are willing to try to get. the city council isn't likely to abandon its plans to evict the residents but for the people living in the caves of san miguel giving up is simply not an option reporting we're not a space for our tea i'm lucy catherine of. online from us right now locals in siberia are trading high for heating oil two story house a bank and a school couple different day from the burning of three terms of poppy seeds find out more online from us about the residence off big solution to meeting their energy needs also to it r c dot com or expanding one number of u.s. retailers are planning to place cameras in their manic kids during the holiday shopping peak there is no escape. a protest mode once again sweeping across europe people angry with their government's policies have taken to streets in a number of cities in madrid crowds have surrounded congress outraged by an earlier
draft legislation which allows authorities to hit those protesting outside government buildings with heavy fines and spine these are the only europeans angry with their government policies either this is a significantly nationwide on tuesday or of the process indeed a descent into violence in places demonstrators enraged with tax hikes and biting cuts to a handful of sectors of plaster the police in the streets of children road and venice spearheaded first by farmers and truck drivers this movement was later joined by students and small business owners who feel the real effects of yesterday measures earlier we spoke to european asset manager eric crabs sue says that the public is content is driven by the yield management of the country. the protests are very global. they have not clearly articulated any goals and you know why a mixture of left to right. everything from small intrapreneur to sar murders laborers the unemployed students so it's problem or for us but the
country is basically very tired of it current windspeed gird and the problems with europe the neo fascist maybe made up five percent of the front called the movement you probably have more left wing groups then you'll fascist and actually a mean rallying point just to get gas or do they want all the politicians to go home and for there to be a new government but of course you will actually will not really solve anything what you need is a fundamental reform of the system bog areas also witness arrests four people were arrested march demanding that parliament step down protests as they're carrying torches marched towards government buildings marking six months now since the start of their campaign demonstrators reportedly fired tear gas at police and threw torches at the protest and so. fears started back in june after a member of the turkish minority party was appointed head of the national security service. in more world news in brief forty one years now since the last u.s.
astronauts set foot on the moon another country's able to conquer the lunar surface china says it successfully landed a remotely controlled rover the beijing says the vehicles mission is to search for natural resources but china's next step is to prepare for a manned mission which is planned for around twenty twenty five iran claims it's holding a british spy and it's put him on trial and officials say the captured m i six agent is admitted to being in contact with other u.k. operatives inside iran the british foreign office for its parts refused to comment on the allegations so far it comes despite efforts to revive diplomatic relations between the two countries u.k. shut down its embassy to run twenty eleven. members of south africa's government are paying their last respects to nelson mandela before sunday's funeral but as the country mourns his death appears to be revealing some source spots in the still divided state paula slater next reports from one johannesburg suburb where life is far from what mandela envisioned for his country . it's definitely unsafe because they have you seen
a white person around. this core. is taking us on a drive through the streets of his childhood this was a wealthy white neighborhood during the time of a party eight. is now a very different place i wouldn't carry a camera gary anything. of value i wouldn't wear a watch i wouldn't read anything that could make me vulnerable to be attacked they'll be robbed a handful of white south africans still live here most are too old or too poor to move around move and stephen is one of the few who still call hillbrow home it's a pretty they're pretty busy no familial is gone because i think with the current government things all this visit is going to. mean. twenty three years after the end of apartheid south africa remains plagued with
unresolved racial tension some people they still have the opportunity. vaguely familiar maybe to distance themselves to the blokes c'mon there were members well we couldn't be on the streets of hue brown after nine that night some black south africans he admits are still angry it may be they have but a good thing because they nor the door wides with killing or they bring their wired's they hate girls and while it's the thing that they have my own little movie they do don't have miley at times south africa seems very far from the country mandela hoped it would be instead of becoming a melting pot of different cultures and colors suburbs like hillbrow are today places where whites are too afraid to go and where the black population remembers very well they once were. the past the present and the future
balanced precariously side by side as the nation mourns its most famous son and wonders what comes next policy r.t. johannesburg. and delivered from the economic freedom fighters political party thinks it's not just white sort of feeling the pressure in south africa he says the country needs to go much further in overturning the injustices of the apartheid era . we must first address the social questions and these questions largely i have to do with the exclusion of the black majority so there is no political instability south africa what we have is a missing a crisis off social crisis for black people and this find expression in education and house get you quality in unemployment and the general state of hopelessness as we see these are the real issue it's let us change the economy transform it in the interest of the black majority and scores of people who would benefit if they want
as a society based on a different what i would see that is the only time we can end the social mess of social dislocation and happiness which is in our in our country our political system up to now has not been able to address these questions because they're willing party has avoided antagonizing white interests and white privileges at the expense of the black majority now twenty years later if we don't change things drastically and there fundamentally we landed this off any growth in in society. police investigating what drove eighteen year old karl pierson to open fire a new school in colorado critically injuring one girl after the shotgun i school senior entered the building looking for a teacher apparently and then turned the weapon himself after firing a series of shots tragic a just a day before the anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school massacre in connecticut which killed twenty young children six adults then jill stein is a former us presidential candidate for the green party shared with us what she believes is fueling the nationwide rise in gun violence. we have about one hundred
times the rate of gun homicides and violent gun crimes relative to many countries of western europe and we should not be in the business of normalizing violence it's clear there is a relationship between gun violence and economic violence and poverty and racial disparities and economic disparities and all that and the more we become an unjust society. the more we are at risk for continuing gun violence and potentially growing gun violence. from oscar the next news bulletin in full just over thirty five minutes time to get our news t.v. set as well on line twenty four seventh's until coming up in the break breaking the set to host.
as we all know the holidays are a great time for families to get together and sometimes on the l. call gets flowing they're also a great time for us to argue about everything from politics to religion with the ones we love but if you happen to be an n.s.a. agent and the government has an official list of talking points that way you could win those family arguments for sure yeah that's right the government is now giving n.s.a. agents lists of very corny talking points going to firedoglake so that way they can convince their relatives over the holidays of just how awesome effective and necessary the national security agency truly is despite all those little revelation thinks of mass spying by snowden trust me talking points exist for a reason political social and religious organizations and use them so that when their members who may not be the best debaters on the planet can defend the positions of the organization and i would have no problem with the n.s.a.
gave this list to ages they could answer questions from journalists but when the government wants you to propagandize your friends and family over christmas and thanksgiving it all seems kind of cultish to me but that's just my opinion. it's a. very hard to take. once again. by that fact with me here.
hey guys i'm abbie martin and this is breaking the set november twenty second of this year will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of u.s. president john f. kennedy it's an incident still surrounded by questions that many americans are trying to answer one of the filmmakers made the best attempt to put the disparate pieces together for a time academy award winning director all over stone now he's commemorating the canby anniversary by rereleasing has epic film j.f.k. and an ultimate director's cut the collector's edition also includes a segment from oliver stone's showtime series the untold history of the united states a film adaptation of the joint book authored by stone and historian her cousin that take a look. if the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike. that the torch has been passed to
a new generation of americans. is murder three the torch was passed back to an old generation the generation of johnson nixon ford and reagan leaders who would systematically destroyed the promise of kind of these last year as they returned the country to war and repression joins me now to discuss j.f.k. and their five year long project oliver stone or cosmic excellent to have you both on thank you very much all or i want to start with you it's clear that you're. that's j.f.k. apart from other presidents what makes you think he would have been different if he leapt he was different in those three years he came into office after thirty years of national security state build up a monstrous build up we had we had thirty thousand nuclear weapons by nineteen sixty mandated by eisenhower and national security complex that was basically had
a first strike capability on the soviet union and could get away with it and that is the basis for which the cuban missile crisis and the berlin berlin crisis of one nine hundred sixty one two brought us to the edge to the brink of war eisenhower's secretary of state dollars had called it brinksmanship going against the soviet union going to roll back containment that was a far more aggressive policy in that scene we'd had five or six nuclear threats we made against the chinese and against the soviet you kennedy inherited this office as a young man. and he was suspected by the military leaders of hardliners of the u.s. that he did not have these that the wherewithal to really continue the eisenhower policy he had failed to do so in laos to go in to send ground troops he failed in cuba at the bay of pigs to give it to the air support that it needed when he failed in the vietnam to really carry through a a much more in in gauged process with the.