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own revolutionary kangaroo courts after two nights of violent protests leave the center of ukraine's capital devastated and many of those guarding it in hospital. european opposition has violence in its d.n.a. the protests are slipping beyond the control of the moderate opposition movement and extremists move in. syria's opposition decides it will attend peace talks after the u.n. retracts an invitation to iran just a day before the geneva summit start a move moscow has called a mistake. and russian diplomats urge those attending the peace talks to focus on the terrorism plaguing syria amid reports of al qaeda training camps across the country all top stories.
from a serious center here in moscow which just turned eight pm this is international radical opposition supporters in the ukrainian capital continued their assault on police barricades for a second night of antigovernment protests they want to force the country's entire leadership out the writers say that not leaving and warned that recently published new laws aimed at preventing them from holding rallies will only boost the violence and legislation was announced last week and quickly passed as the crisis escalated . tension may have calmed down in terms of the noise at the governmental court in kiev but it's still far from settled only a few meters are separating the police lines and the line of the protesters or the
rioters and still sometimes exchanging project hours at each other over the night we saw an attempt by the police to push the protesters off this particular place here the failed attempt when the protesters started charging with a writer started charging at the police the police had to withdraw and ever since then it's been like that the standoff continues over here it looks like yet another barricade with what remains of the police cars which were burned here on sunday night basically separating the line of the rioters and the police from time to time the protesters and the police are exchanging projectiles these rocks over here are still being used to be thrown at the police during the night we also saw something very completely peculiar for ukraine in cases of vigilantism when the protesters organize something of a safari hunt on what they describe as pro-government provocateurs the court several of them took them to the revolutionary headquarters organized the civic trial and then took them out into the independence square and urged them to
apologize for their actions more than several hundred people are still injured in hospitals including more than one hundred policemen which is something unprecedented not only for ukraine but for many other countries in the world and the word on the street here is that the authorities may actually consider implementing an emergency state in the country on thursday if things continue the way they do it or certainly following all the developments in kiev on bring you the latest updates as we get them well the protests first spiraled out of control over the weekend most of those injured were policemen suffering from head injuries and poisoning the u.s. and the e.u. justified the unrest by saying it was provoked by the ukrainian authorities on international affairs analyst told us the west has little more right to tell kids what to do. no state in the world no self respecting state in the world would allow people to set up permanent barricades in the central square of the capital city they would do exactly what criminal procedures done. the barricades here far bigger
than anything that was ever put up in london or paris it's obvious that if anyone is wearing a mask and particular gas masks they are as it were wearing full violent combat with the police we've seen in these latest clashes as we saw in december when the whole issue first erupted how the demonstrators have initiated violence against the police and how the police in ukraine have seemed to be almost powerless to resist that we're talking about people who are taking the law into their own hands and preventing people from walking along the street and going about their ordinary business and above all we're talking about demonstrators who have time and again showed their propensity to violence the rights of of her lighted a rise in nationalist movements and extremism and john laughlin told us the far right nature of the ukrainian opposition is nel breaking the surface. so-called pro or european opposition has violence in its d.n.a.
what i mean by that is that as we know the pro european demonstrations are being led by two political parties by. and by vitali klitschko as party. dart of course means a hit and kicks ko is primarily known as a boxer in other words the very name of his party in caps relates an expresses a notion of violence the notion of aggressive violence is at the european level affiliated with various extreme right and near fascist political parties like your big kid hungry the family call all day in italy and the fun arsenal in france these parties are always attacked by the european elites as being anti democratic and european parties who should whose role should be reduced to the minimum and it's an indication of the incredible hypocrisy of western elites that one of their members the party should instead now be being regarded as a pro western and pro-democratic force. amid the tension in the ukrainian capital
r.t. international will keep you up to date with events throughout the day you can also logon to r.t. dot com for live updates from kiev. less than twenty four hours before the peace talks in syria begin in switzerland but international continues to look at the challenges ahead. russia's concerned that international efforts to find a solution to the syrian crisis could be undermined by the absence of iran one of the region's key players moscow's foreign minister said revoking iran's invitation to attend the talks is a mistake the un made the decision following an ultimatum from syria's main western backed opposition group. is in switzerland ahead of the talks on wednesday the international peace conference on syria taking place here in this small swiss town
of montreaux on the shores of lake geneva is truly an international achievement it took so much time and so much effort but it's finally going to happen soon enough saudis and the rebels after years of fighting and unimaginable violence are going to finally sit down and negotiate but if the government did confirm that it was going to take part in the conflict long time ago the same can be said about the opposition they've been constant change even in the last twenty four hours and mainly because of iran a key regional player which was also supposed to take port moscow and washington which had been pretty much organizing this conference have been saying that its success why we depends on the participation of anyone with an influence on the situation there in syria and iran is definitely one of these powers. you remember how the opposition reacted to the u.n. inviting they made him revoke the office away returning the tickets in six hours time all in all this is an ugly situation. that iran not taking part in the
conference is not a catastrophe but it will definitely not help unite the muslim community in the fight against terror which is also going to be one of the key issues on the table here in one troll since besides the political opposition it is widely known that terrorists including al qaeda linked groups are fighting there in syria as well so as the chief diplomats to continue to gather here in montreaux of course we'll be covering the whole conference and we'll be bringing you the latest details as it happens. moscow wants the threat of terrorism in syria especially those posed by al qaeda to be the main focus of talks there in switzerland she has groups operating in the country targeting the government and their fellow rebels fierce clashes have left more than a thousand opposition fighters dead since the start of the year as artie's miniport reports somebody washington's previous indiscriminate support for the rebels is partly responsible. when the enemy of your enemy is your enemy things can get
complicated it's a conundrum the us faces in syria where political financial and military support to the rebels has subsequently served to create a new hotbed for al-qaeda if bashar al assad did not. stay in power or if he's weakened then syria could become that base another base like pakistan and afghanistan before it. uses a springboard to go into these other places oh experts say and influx of extremist groups has turned the war torn country into a terrorist training center posing a greater threat to american interests than a leader washington wants removed these groups are much more dangerous and we have hands of thousands of international fighters coming in in a very fundamentalist a possible we've almost come full circle after afghanistan where nine eleven were
where we are seeing these groups still fighting for fundamentalists. principles what began as an anti-government uprising three years ago has turned into an internal fight between opposition blocs the free syrian army set up to battle assad has more and more found that its hands are full just defending themselves against jihadists who are seeking a foothold in the country this leaving us officials acknowledging a loss of control over the war it initially supported. we too are deeply concerned about the rise of extremism. the world needs no reminder that syria has become the magnet for jihadists and extremists it is the strongest magnet for terror of anyplace today and as world powers start gathering in geneva to map out a peace plan for syria they are being asked to pull the plug on terrorism. which
should clear results with regard to the fight against terrorism in syria in particular it needs to put pressure on countries that are exporting terrorism by sending terrorists money and weapons to terrorist organizations especially saudi arabia turkey and of course the western countries that provide. organizations no one ever imagined america would in any way support marina r.t. new york. calls by terror groups in syria spilling across the border the al qaida affiliated with al nusra a group has claimed responsibility for a massive explosion in the shia dominated district of lebanon's capital that killed at least four people. but even countries a long way from syria's borders could be vulnerable to the threat from terrorism reports of emerge the al qaida is training european jihadists in syria specifically
to set up terrorist cells back on. reports now from damascus. despite the international community separate now for its efforts to bring peace to syria and its people the brutal conflict now has a new face radical militants have long used children in their fight against a masochist but now more and more women both local and from the west have been dragged into jihad some apparently make the journey to marry fall into is who they appear ready to support no matter who walks in the u.k. a blog even helps those who want to marry militants travel to the country here in syria training camps have been set up by al qaida in areas held by and to government forces or aspiring female extremists is the most severe thing to see women join them and then encourage some to swap a traditional way of life for weapons and suicide belts traction it's clear women draw less attention from the police and security forces western officials are
concerned about the rising number of their nationals looking to syria to take part in the war they are afraid that after being trained to kill these men and women will return to their home towns. by one level defect it was sad but that is precisely what militant groups are hoping to achieve because in two different sources there are up to two thousand european fighters here in syria who joined rebels groups many of which have ties to and tried for the time being they remain here in syria learning how to make and determine a golems or how to use a kalashnikov all the time waiting for the moment when their fatso norwich could be put into action with geneva two talks set to kick off on wednesday there remain those who wants no part in a political solution and are resolved to stay away from the negotiations and sides they how to expand. written or not see from damascus
syria. as the world's top diplomats head to switzerland we'll keep you updated on the diplomatic build up to when the state's peace conference or there are also. after three years of. just to live over one hundred thousand. room a c. and common sense come together with one. war is not the answer. does peace have a chance. to internationalize here mosco will be twenty four hours a day more news for you in just a minute including a live report on a fortune terror act in russia. jingle bells jingle bells it's christmas time for all you people are stealing all
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brokenly. security forces in russia southern republic of dagestan say they have prevented a terror attack the bomb squad defused a major explosive device and ortiz in a good joins me now with more details on this arena what do we know about what happened. the bomb was discovered in a village near the administrative building in this in the southern russian republic of dagestan now this is part of a counterterrorism operation which is taking place in the region where we know that one question authorities are saying that several. also have been liquidated as part of this counterterrorism operation among them a well known field commander now this this region in this region of dagestan is in
close proximity to other volgograd region where where two terror deadly terror attacks have taken place less than a month ago that the terrorism operation in dagestan is continuing at the moment rita thanks very much indeed for that live report there from a reporter. today is the ninetieth anniversary of the death of vladimir lenin the man credited with changing the course of history for russia and the world his body is on public display in central moscow just like him the ideas he launched the revolution for a not exactly buried for russians seventy years of these soviet union has left people indifferent towards his legacy although he remains popular as a way to sell souvenirs and in the world of art however these socialist ideas he fought for have gained some traction in the west for for more i'm not joined live from london by charlie kimber he's from the u.k. socialist workers party. how is lenin and his ideals he fought for seen in britain
today. oh i think that the generality of the media and political forces would like to say that lenin was utterly irrelevant towards us and of course people have tried to say that if you adopt the ideas of lenin you will end up with a totalitarian dictatorship such as that which existed under stalin but i would argue that lenin's ideas are extremely important today because although it's a very different world from nine hundred twenty four when lenin died actually many of the things which sparked lenin's thoughts are still very relevant to the world of extreme inequality yesterday we learned didn't say that the eighty five richest people have as much wealth as the poorest half of the world three and a half billion people not much has changed there a world of wars and threat of wars that still are out in the same and of a capitalist system which is failing to deliver for the majority so i would argue
lenin's ideas are extremely relevant unimpaired to kill or what lenin insisted on that if we are to get change our side has to organize it won't just be given to us on a plate if we want to make a better world we have to do something about it so you say relevant but we'll ever see a major revival some say of course the world financial crisis is stirred up marxism and leninism as it were but no country is going to embrace it now in the future is it. well i think we can see that in many parts of the world you can see explosive events shock turns which happen really quite unexpectedly not many people would have thought that we would have seen huge social movements in turkey or in brazil or in south africa or even although these have seen despite not being at the center of the economic crisis huge movements recently we saw the great revolutions
across large parts of the arab world the reality is that there is deep frustration and bitterness in many parts of the globe and the real question for days was about dragged behind a right wing scapegoating racist agenda all whether it's pulled behind a progressive hopeful forward looking agenda and i would argue that that's what revolutionary politics is it's about extreme to mark willacy it's about putting working people in charge of the state and of their lives and of trying to have a society that works for the majority rather than for an elite or lenin stood for the bolsheviks still for now it went wrong the russian revolution was defeated no doubt about that but we should take hope from that but could you perhaps take the elements of socialism and still apply it to modern day society without the element of authoritarian rule because everybody of course sees socialism combined as part of being a totalitarian state could that ever happen could democracy exist within
a socialist society. i think it's absolutely essential to a socialist society i think one of the points lenin made forcefully against his critics was that although the sort of democracy we have in the west was he put as he put it truncated folsom hypocritical and we can see that with the fact that we don't have much democracy in our lives in truth that he insisted on the most thorough going to mock crecy it would have been absolutely nothing no to lead in to think that you could have simply a dictatorship ruling over the people the idea was to make the majority of the population the subject of the historical process not the object of a historical process and democracy has to be absolutely central to any revolutionary project just briefly finally u.k. socialist workers party help popular is it and who makes up its membership. we're a small party we have only a few thousands of members i'd like to be much larger but lots of troops
nonetheless and i think we resonate with very many more people than that i remember during the occupy protests in britain and the united states the idea of we are the ninety nine percent in the one percent of the problem was very popular and many of the slogans we raids are popular with people the difficulty is getting people the idea they can do something about it this is how we have to organize we have to argue with people we have to try and generalize success and we have to say that socialism is not about solitary tell totalitarianism it's about a full flowering of democracy every individual solidarity and collective power together charlie kimber national secretary the u.k. socialist workers party great to hear your thoughts on this thank you very much indeed for your time live in london thank you. the moment sweet dreams are not made of these dot com one of the most popular prescription drugs in the u.s. is reportedly turning people into killing. for
a blissful night's rest. of the papers a form of vatican claims there is an underground network of homosexuals plotting against him. those stories and others right now. british government workers are being rewarded for saying no in exchange for rejecting asylum applications home office stuff which is an even extra holiday has more. failed asylum seekers that have been told to leave britain can apply here to the u.k.'s home office to have their cases reviewed it's a last ditch attempt to stay in the u.k. if they can prove that their lives back home are in danger but it's been revealed that home office employees are set targets they're supposed to be winning seventy percent of these cases that means that they're aiming to keep out seventy percent of the people that have really applied to stay in britain after their asylum cases have already been rejected if they can hit that target they're rewarded with
holiday days cash bonuses and high street shopping vouchers these incentives don't have any place in these sorts of cases where people's life and limb can quite literally be at stake this being repeated instances of other pressures for management coming down to those making these decisions in individual cases it was a toy gorilla that they called the grand monkey and that was placed on the desk of any official brave enough against that backdrop to make a decision to grant someone saw a limb on their application the home office says that no vouchers are issued purely for winning cases they say that other factors are taken into consideration as well they refused to say just how many vouchers have been handed out to asylum and immigration staff but a parliamentary answer reveals that since july twenty twelve eleven high street shopping vouchers have been awarded to staff in asylum cases for
a one off recognition of individual performance at court. r.t. london. some other international news headlines and. we started with the military strikes on suspected taliban strongholds on the border with afghanistan officials said least twenty three minutes into killed but according to local residents many of the victims were villages the minute. he says the airstrikes were in response to recent taliban attacks which left over thirty soldiers and civilians dead. declared a state of emergency following recent violence between protesters and supporters of the ruling party in bangkok the power of the security forces has been expanded and they can arrest or search people with limited judicial or parliamentary oversight thousands of people continue in the mass rallies in bangkok that bid to bring down the prime minister and the upcoming parliamentary polls. why there is of indonesia in the grip of massive floods as heavy rains continue to burn out of the country
thousands of people have been evacuated to safety with rescue troops searching for others who might have been cut off so far the disaster is claimed at least twenty lives and officials say the rainfall will continue for the rest of the week. at international law fair moscow coming up next and stacy pull no punches on the brokers who defrauded thousands of american taxpayers that's after the break. another whistle blowers facing a lot of heat including a wave of death threats but what did she discover some sort of dark secret cia plans or some other plot for a new war of luxury no she exposed something far more dangerous and important to
the zombies on their couches the university of north carolina athletes are mentally unfit for college and even high school mary willing come blew the whistle on the fact that between eight and ten percent of the school's football and basketball players read of the fourth grade level and many others are sub college level she also claims that these students were allowed into the university based on the screening process done by the university i.e. implying that the you of n.c. knew exactly who they were letting into the university remember college football makes a lot of money i always had a feeling that something like this was going on i mean according to usa today many college athletes claim that during the season they put in more than double the amount of hours on sports that they are allowed that's fifty to sixty hours a week how can they possibly learn anything maybe it isn't so sad that this goes on it is a reflection of economics what is sad is that the whistleblower is getting death threats just for saying that it is going on by those stupid hard core fans but that's just my opinion.
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