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welcomes the leading forces of the industry twenty six through twenty nine told me expose center fairgrounds. thousands of right wing radicals march through eastern ukraine the biggest city calling for unity attacking of people and smashing up cars also. dropping bullhorn that is the state sponsored russia today programme the us secretary of state accuses r.t. of twisting the ukraine narrative but his russian counterpart says it's the network's challenge to the western media monopoly that's a really worrying washington. more than five hundred pro morsy supporters wait for an egyptian court final decision on their death sentences this as international condemnation failed to prevent yet another round of tough verdicts. and brazil adopts a bill of rights for internet users while urging other world powers to defend online privacy we look at a step that could challenge u.s.
domination of the internet. and broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program this is r t international now a massive unity march led by right wing radicals in eastern ukraine that city of harkov has ended in violence a crowd of around seven thousand took to the streets of the country's major stronghold of anti-government resistance. several people were injured as clashes erupted between the marchers and of those demanding autonomy from kiev videos posted online showed the mob picking up rocks and attacking people as well this car that you see here has been smashed and of the driver seriously injured for showing his suppose. ward for the region's
self-determination the crowd threw stun grenades and the chanting anti russian slogans as it marched through the city they also waved the banners belonging to the right sector and radical ultra nationalist groups. now in the neighboring city of done yet several hundred pro autonomy activists captured a media complex following a large rally most have now left the building but a number are staying on to guard the side artie's palace leaders in the region for us but talking here of around five hundred protesters who gathered in donetsk at the gates of the television building the media complex it's one of those protesters have been calling for ukrainian channels themselves to be taken off it before this action they want it meeting in the same tumor of did it in support of it for random and after this meeting you had these protesters marching towards this media complex now supporters if it was a sham indicates have printed out reportedly ballots for we are coming with brain damage that is due to take case on may the eleventh and we are hearing that more
than three million ballots are to be reported to be printed summit meetings have been held in high court and blue guns both for and against it was a shame in me town of the guns conscience of people have gathered in support of should rise ation now they presented and ultimatum to kids what they say is that they wanted status of the russian language to be recognized and they wanted with a window into the hold they were also calling on the kiev government to give amnesty to all the people that they have. satellite images attained by the russian media show the ukrainian military bolstering its forces in the eastern provinces and according to a source in russia's defense ministry thousands of soldiers tanks and armored vehicles are currently stationed outside slovyansk this is enough apparently to level the entire city now on thursday up to seven people were killed when the army launched a crackdown on anti-government protesters in the region journalist graham phillips
sent us this report. so we hear about sixty kilometers to be established that your study and scan what we can see here is the trail me of so oppositions have got these allman vehicles paul to cross the road we've got to here we've got to further down the road and this is very unusual to be granted this kind of access to filming in fact we're just be told to stop now such access in and out of the city is permitted but this still paycheck every car they said it looking for weapons and no cost to this is effectively printing all. the pieces that he and says the city is effectively. this is great for that's what on t.v. . it team of negotiators has secured the release of one of eighty european military observers detained in a slovyansk self-defense forces agreed to free the man who has diabetes on account of his health now those holding the observers accused them of spying saying the prisoners had maps ammunition and military badges with them self defense forces say that they are ready to swap detainees for anti-government activists captured by the
care of authorities the observers were invited by kiev to track troop movements in the region during a press conference the team the said that they have not been harmed and are being treated well. america's chief diplomat this week accused moscow of using r t as a tool to distort the reality of what is happening in ukraine soon after his russian counterpart explained what it is he thinks has gotten john kerry so upset russia today network has deployed to promote president putin's fantasy about what is playing out on the ground they cues us of deploying putin's propaganda bullhorn as john kerry said but i can understand why he said it's a serious competition to see it in the b.b.c. it cetera. so how deserved it were the state department's allegations and what could actually be behind them earlier my colleagues yulia shopaholic and unease and now i took a look. first of all i do think it's a compliment i think it's
a sign of how far reaching artsy is and that there is an appetite to see a different side to see the alternative view than what's coming out of washington and i also think that it demonstrates a really serious. concern which is whenever. the state department or d.c. is line is not agreed with everything that opposes it is labeled as propaganda by the way alan kohler and she can actually asked for comments on examples of washington's possible involvement in the ukrainian crisis and here's what she got in response let's listen together both times ordered troops to east ukraine came right on the heels of top u.s. officials visit to kiev the first time it was john brennan and this time it was president joe biden vice president joe biden vice give to take such action or was it just. simply restating foreign minister lavrov salut of course claims from yes you always a response i think we're ready to move on to
a new ukraine question go ahead elise first of all it's not an exclusive. response from any press conferences in washington our reporters are very often treated and answered in this matter and the same because a lot of their questions are questions of the world once answers to but this is become sort of a trend coming out of the washington i think it's important to highlight and i mentioned this before that whenever you don't agree with a line when you're trying to give an alternative view to show a different picture you're automatically labeled as propaganda of course our t.v. was labeled as propaganda before it even opened so by many we weren't even given a chance luckily we've been very successful and we have been able to show both sides of the story report was focusing on police violence which we did very fairly see in kiev we covered it r.t. covered it you saw an example of that report is actually being sent to festivals but we also covered other aspects of what was happening in kiev and one of those situations was that the. the police were being attacked they were being attacked
very violently with rocks with bulldozers and a reporter from either the west or russia that was on my nose for so or it was a dangerous place to be because there was violence taking place on both sides and that's not something you see on mainstream media another situation we covered was in the east of the country before it became the focus it's now the main focus of all media right now what's happening in eastern ukraine but we were there in january when there was protesters who were opposed to what was happening in kiev again something you didn't see on mainstream networks and it falls into the line of when you show something they don't want you to see you become propaganda and that's what's happening to our. foreign affairs journalist pepe escobar told r.t. it is not the journalism that's bothering the us but rather the competition this is information war in fact and the americans are absolutely terrified because now it's not only c.n.n. all over the world like during the war in bosnia or during the first iraq war now
there is r t there's al-jazeera twenty four that t.v. that c.c.t.v. and one day we're going to have brazilian two of you going global not only portuguese they are terrified of press t.v. in the run which you also wrote cast in english so they've banned press t.v. all over the place and if you have an alternative script like r t you are bad they don't even talk to you because they're afraid. delving into the ukrainian crisis is getting harder for journalists on our website we've got the personal account of a russian reporter who was threatened at gunpoint by the ukrainian soldiers he was trying to interview you can find out more on the media crackdown in the country you have. over five hundred supporters of the ousted egyptian president who were sentenced to death last month are awaiting a final court judgment on monday on saturday the same judge who ordered the executions also sentenced another love and. victims activists excuse me include
prison terms of up to eighty eight years they were accused of rioting and public disorder during protests against an army crackdown which followed the military coup in july last year five of them were tried in absentia and as are true reports the recent measures are only part of a widening crackdown ahead of may's presidential elections this comes as part of the myriads of different quote cases against he is the miscreant leader is being called terrorists here in egypt by the government but then this comes as the crackdown by the governments who are fighting a rising insurgency in the sinai and definitely a spike in terror attacks across the country the missing brotherhood in that support is how to maintain that they have always been peaceful and these are politicized trials that have been a death penalty for addicks which had sparked international criticism so they were saying this in the background of politicize. the crackdown on the missing brotherhood as the government's fear is more terror attacks against security forces
in the coming few weeks basically to beat up the elections in march of five hundred muslim brotherhood activists were sentenced to death that's more than were handed capital punishment sentences during the last years of hosni mubarak's rule the longstanding dictator was toppled in the february two thousand and eleven revolution in the following three years over three hundred death sentences were handed down by the former interim authorities and then mohamed morsi after morsi was himself booted out in july two thousand and thirteen the new military backed government shocked the world by condemning hundreds to death in a single ruling gyptian journalist to show here i mean believe egypt's recent history shows it's just didn't work when the west tried to instill its principles of democracy in the country. if you talk about western style democracy. i'm afraid that we've seen the west. you know apply double standards. when it comes to the arab spring they were very they supported
mubarak for thirty years and were hesitant to lend their support to the revolutionaries intact risk where they also supported the military coup that toppled egypt's first democratically elected president so don't talk to me about western democracy. pressed i think the democracy that we hope to see in egypt will be a homegrown democracy with the activists continuing to push for reforms and constitutional rule in this country. coming up in the program we'll look into a trash a burning racket in southern italy that's making millions of for the mafia but turning the countryside into a toxic waste land. also a twitter campaign launched by the new york police department to improve its image takes an unwanted twist you can find out more shortly right here on our team
international. brazil has kick started something it hopes will become a global overhaul of how the internet is controlled at the net mundell conference this week the country passed a groundbreaking law that is already being dubbed the internet constitution let's have a look at the key chapters of this legislation it requires service providers to treat all data and users equally for example by not charging extra for faster access to certain websites restriction is also placed on the bulk of the collection of user data something the n.s.a. was blasted for following edward snowden's revelations online giants and such as google and facebook will be subjected to brazilian courts in cases of information stored about locals earlier we spoke to the director of the institute of technology and society of rio de janeiro who hopes other countries will soon follow brazil's example it started like a consultation through the internet in the week we were. two thousand comments and
they reached the congress and it's now been passed. off law that it starts right now to to being force in brazil and of course there are plans for order of countries to be inspired by this be off law not only by the process in the which it was created which was in a collaborative way but as well by its contents since it affirms principles very important such as net neutrality free speech privacy and of course in the lights off the spy programs and the spy revelations in the getting much more attention and much more momentum to be passed on recent years have seen it the internet becoming a powerful tool for governments in their geo political maneuvers now not much can hide from the all seeing eye of international intelligence which is able to intercept your every e-mail countries like the u.s. and china are playing a constant cyber blame game accusing each other of high profile secret hacker
attacks and social media take a look at that it's proven its ability to depots seemingly everlasting regime says the online planned protests during the arab spring as showed us. just after the break progress and setbacks in syria's chemical disarmament stay with us you're watching our international. after the famous but failed washington moscow he said it appears now the obama administration is preparing to embrace a very different though historically familiar policy towards russia it's called containment it worked during the cold war against the soviet union against today's russia and does this mean want to change the clear a new cold war. there's a media leave us so we leave that maybe. the soon to suit your. party. for shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politics only on our t.v. .
and welcome back you're watching the weekly here on r t international now syria has failed to meet its self-imposed deadline for chemical disarmament with just under ten percent of its toxic arsenal still in the country but the body overseeing the process has praised damascus for a significant speeding up of the operation according to the u.n. deadline the government has until the end of june to destroy its entire chemical stockpiles are disposed to the special coordinator of the joint u.n. mission who described the progress made so far we've always enjoyed constructive corporation of the authorities significant investments have been made of time
effort technical level the political level so from the beginning until today i think we've seen very steady progress thanks to the very good collaboration and ultimately also the government taking this program of chemical weapons elimination seriously and obviously needing to see it through to the very end syria is a country at war the security situation is very volatile precarious and it shifts all the time security remains always a challenge it is however something that needs to be addressed and overcome also to avoid the risk of any of the chemical weapons materials falling in the wrong hands so security is also a factor that actually calls for acceleration and the final course we're really in the home stretch here. the power of social media was brought fully home to new york police department recently and the latest image boosting campaign launched over twitter but it badly backfired the public is all too willing to take part and not
for the reasons the force had hoped artie's marine important reports. twitter has empowered millions blazed revolutions and generated successful brands but for america's largest police department hash tag activism has turned into an embarrassing epic failure ah. on tuesday the n.y.p.d. invited citizens to upload pictures with police officers tagging the photos my and y. p.d. within twenty four hours some one hundred ten thousand people responded the hash tag was trending and my n.y.p.d. turned into a virtual arcata of snap shots showing the department's finest using excessive and controlled force. the p.r. disaster has ignited a copycat movement document in heavy handed police tactics in los angeles chicago and albuquerque i think it was initially a good idea but something like that can quickly backfire especially with the
reputation the police have in new york it's always been there is just people is not open and they realize was going on i think now they're thinking that like we said in that it is because it wasn't a good idea would you advise n.y.p.d. to stay off of social media no to do it this is a good criticism for them to behave better social media campaign aiming to promote the positive side of new york law enforcement not only backfired it literally hoppin was the world was watching and taking part twitter doesn't have a filter twitter it's very easy for people to express what they feel and this is what people feel on the streets people hate the cops in new york city they have a horrific reputation for what they've done to people all over this city and that's the outrage that people feel it's reality and n.y.p.d. commissioner bill bratton shrugged off the online anti cop sentiment insisting that most photos uploaded are old ones incidents tied to previous administrations courtesy of my n.y.p.d. police violence in america turned explicit overnight some politicians would
probably advise the public to never. let a serious crisis go to waste marina port i.r.t. new york. a deadly respiratory disease has broken out in saudi arabia the virus known as mers has infected over three hundred people and the spread is picking up pace we are covering that story on our website or to dot com. and you can head to the in motion section to see how a chinese company is using three d. printing to build houses. palestinian groups fatah and hamas took a step towards ending in their rivalry this week with a unity deal they had been at loggerheads since fighting broke out between the two after the two thousand and six election fatah and it up controlling the west bank while hamas took over gaza their unity government has been hailed by european powers but israel has responded by freezing peace talks with palestine tel aviv insists it will not negotiate with the islamist group which has denied the
holocaust and called for the destruction of the jewish state however palestinian president mahmoud abbas has moved to live those who concerns calling the genocide of the most heinous crime in modern history human rights advocate yuri's hakim told r.t. that israel is looking for any pretext to derail the process. the israeli government led by prime minister netanyahu. i think in the back room open the bottle of the bottles of champagne this government is not truly interested in promoting a peace process and therefore while they have such a unity government with hamas who's of course see an organization that. uses terror measures against israel for them it's a big victory to prove that they're not the ones to blame on these storm and in the peace process but rather the palestinians in the long run do i think that the inclusion of hamas and the reunion between the two parts of the sixty.
three sixty seven palestine meaning the west bank and gaza are actually good news for those who actually want peace. take a swing around the globe to look at some other stories making headlines this hour we start with the supreme court in bahrain if sentenced eight anti-government activists to life in prison the gulf nation has seen over three years of unrest since the shia majority started rising up against of the sunni monarchy in march of this year thirteen other protesters were also handed life sentences for their roles in illegal rallies. in northeastern romania more than a three hundred people have staged a protest against shale gas for fracking u.s. oil giant chevron plans to launch drilling there clashes broke out with riot police and several activists were briefly earlier this month according to took place in sixty towns and cities nationwide calling for a ban on fracking. a car bomb attack has killed seven people and injured twenty
in iraq's capital the explosion took place in an outdoor market sectarian violence has been soaring ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of u.s. troops two days ago a triple bomb attack on a stadium posting a political rally claimed more than thirty miles. i want has. it is halting the construction of its controversial fourth nuclear power plant on sunday thousands gathered in the capital to protest against this game they're worried it could bring major risks as the facility is being built in an area prone to earthquakes project already sixteen years in the making has come up against numerous political obstacles. locals in the southern italian a region of companion have become trapped in what they are describing as a triangle of death a mafia run waste burning scheme has filled the region with toxic smoke that many are blaming for a surge in cancer cases you've got a piece going off found out how the mob is making money from trashing people's
lives. now he's been in the farming business for nearly twenty years but the government says large parts of his land are contaminated and it's closed them off it's a claim he rejects this land has never seen pollution it's absolutely clean look at it yet it's been confiscated and every week we continue to lose more money it may seem clean but that could very well be an illusion. welcome to the so-called land of fire an area near naples in italy's come pioneer region it used to be known for its agriculture but the name comes from something much less eco friendly the burning of trash at illegal dumps which have become widespread here throughout the years. that when this toxic waste is burned is toxic fumes get into the atmosphere but then get into the soil with rainwater and finally contaminate the water in it we're talking about things like mercury lead this is no joke.
home industrial and construction waste including rubber and asphalt all are dumped and later burned illegally the service is allegedly provided by a local mafia which charges much less than official waste yours this really shows the scale of the problem and of the contamination we've got all these piles of different types of trash on one side of the road here of course illegal and just a few steps away a whole field of cabbage been seeing similar pictures all across this region. but it's not only toxic fumes from fires that are a major problem officials costly find illegal underground dumps hidden under layers of fertile land with cabbage growing on top but all sorts of toxicity lying underneath which are becoming the challenge isn't only in locating these hidden dumps but figuring out the flows of underground water which also spreads the contamination it's
a toxic circle. a toxic circle which ends up harming the environment and the health and wallets of the locals the only ones who seem to benefit are italian mafia gangs who still manage to get around the rules you've got to skin off our t. . that doesn't for me my colleague will be here in about thirty minutes with a full look at your news but just now it is cross talk with hospital about stay with us. members of the oil and gas community moscow welcomes the leading forces of the industry twenty six through twenty nine told me expose center fairground small skull.
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on our reporters. in. the in the. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things were considered on peter lavelle after the famous but failed washington moscow we said it appears now the obama administration is preparing to embrace a very different though historically familiar policy towards russia it's called containment it worked during the cold war against the soviet union will work
against today's russia and does this mean washington has declared a new cold war. to cross-talk washington spinning of containment i'm joined by my guest stephen cohen in new york he is a professor emeritus of russian studies and politics at new york university and princeton university and author of the recent book soviet fates in last alternatives and in chicago we cross to john mearsheimer he is a professor in the political science department at the university of chicago who has written extensively on international security his latest book is the tragedy of great power politics all right gentlemen cross talk rules and that means you can jump in anytime on steven cohen if i go to you first i read your article in the nation the cold war again whose responsibility subtitle in the name of democracy the west has unrelentingly moved its military political in the economic power ever closer to a post soviet russia i will not ask a very broad ended question here what
a future historians. going to think about this time period right now what if there are any future historians left because this could easily lead to nuclear war but we could go to that later i think that they will ask the same questions they asked about the previous cold war the forty five year cold war who was responsible for it which policies which factors which leaders how do you divide the responsibility back then in the forty's between the united states and the soviet union but a critical question peter and i think professor mearsheimer may agree is that when did it begin because you don't know when to begin your analysis and what we have at the moment for example in future story and this will sort this out but i pretty much made up my mind did this new cold war which as you pointed out according to the new york times the white house has resolved on did this cold war begin with the ukrainian crisis did it begin for example in november two thousand and thirteen
when ukraine the president then you on a covert rejected europe's offer for a partnership economic partnership did it begin in february this year a couple months ago when you're on a cold which fell and the government supported by the street became the government of kiev or did it begin when russia was annexed or reunited with russia depending on how you look at it now the reason this is important is that the alternative historical perspective is to argue that it began right after the end of the show that union in the one nine hundred ninety s. right when the clinton administration began to expand nato so you're going to historians will debate this question when did it begin and then the analysis will began johnny and chicago well this is a very good point that stephen brings up because we have south of seti in two thousand and eight as well but maybe it's the dysfunctionality of the entire post cold war environment i mean what has the international system found any kind of
bought about. and so are we still moving to some kind of lack of equilibrium or is that the united states just has gotten used to being very had men monic well i basically agree with steve which is that i think that the united states and the west more generally but especially the united states has found it almost impossible to put cold war thinking behind it and as a result in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. the clinton administration began to push hard for nato expansion and there's no way you could explain nato expansion unless you make the argument that it's designed to contain some sort of future russian threat nobody put the argument for nato expansion in those terms at the time but in retrospect it's quite clear that that's what was going on so the deep cause of the present crisis i believe is nato
expansion which is part and parcel of a strategy designed to contain russia and to strip ukraine away from russia's orbit and to grade it into the west the precipitating crisis would cause the. present crisis that's going on i should say the precipitating cause of the present crisis were the events of february of this year especially the february twenty two coup. in kiev. it's stephen it's interesting if we if we look at nato expansion and it ends up being kind of like a chicken in the egg situation because if russia is the threat do you want to expand nato but if it isn't a threat you know if you expand it you do create a russia that is extremely anxious about it a vast military complex moving towards its border i mean it you know it what do you what should the world expect from a country like russia that he has had a history of being a major power still is an important power in the world and almost that it has this
military apparatus right at its very border and we have this ukraine crisis were john pointed out there in it with the coup in kiev which means you legal in my mind that is a red line that the kremlin said look we can't trust these people these people live openly lie now you see the problem here peter is that i'm going to retreat into my vocation as a historian is that john is absolutely right this began. the push that's now come to shove in the one nine hundred ninety s. a historian will say to you wait a minute i know this doesn't go down well today we need the archives we need to see what the clinton administration and its european allies were thinking did they ask themselves the question you just asked peter if we start moving nato toward russia and you're right i mean there was no reason other than to contain russia by the way if that's so then the answer to my question when did the policy of containment new containment which the new york times said last sunday or i think it was april
twentieth that the obama administration has now adopted where did that begin and then the new policy of containment began in the one nine hundred ninety s. but we need to know what did the clinton administration think would be russia's reaction that's exactly the question you ask me now logically logically you and i and professor mercenary would agree that if you push and push militarily toward a great power perhaps not. so great at that time but coming back that it once been your adversary it's going to reawaken all sorts of old conflictual planking idea ideological reflexes it's going to do that do you want to do that but can we assume that the clinton administration or politically political leadership is so rational if we do then they made a grievous mistake they understood what could happen and they did it anyway if they didn't know they should not have been in power because they were misinformed jon i
think one of the interesting things i'm. going to jump in got to tell you to you i just want to jump in. i think two things are going on here i think first of all the clinton administration and this was true of the george w. bush administration as well viewed the united states as a benign hedge amman and we think that we are different than other great powers and that when we expand our influence countries like russia will understand that we're ultimately not very threatening because we are the good guys in the international system this is a remarkably foolish way of thinking about the world but i believe if you spend any time in washington it becomes clear that this delusion is widespread second point i would make is that paid a waiter with a story ok go ahead john finish your second point we'll go to i'll go back to stephen go ahead the second point i would make is we were able to get away with nato expansion in the early two thousand and in the one nine hundred ninety s.
because russia was remarkably weak and because the initial waves of nato expansion were not so close to russia's border what's happened now is that russia has recovered from the one nine hundred ninety s. it's much more powerful today than it was back then and furthermore expanding nato to ukraine is putting nato right on russia's border and creating a direct threat so it's those changes that make the present situation much more volatile than what happened in the ninety's and in the early two thousand steve in new york you want to jump in there please do. yeah i apologize to john from erupting as he being in chicago and i don't know how you are creates the problem i think john's thesis is exceedingly important in its more than a thesis and he being perhaps the preeminent american scholar of international affairs and american the behavior of abroad we have to take it seriously the view
that american policymakers think that we behave abroad no matter how aggressively only benignly and that other people will see it this way is reflected in what's happening today it's astonishing to me that unlike in previous run ups to war cold war or hot there is no opposition in the american congress there is no opposition in the mainstream american media to the united states' policy toward russia today only blaming russia now the only way you can explain that is a kind of inherent meijer assumption why the five hundred plus members elected members of congress that what we're doing must be benign and therefore what russia is doing must mean nothing but quote as they put it naked aggression even though in peer a clearly it's plainly not the truth but there is no opposition there is no criticism
in the mainstream media that would slow this process and the explanation i guess is what professor marshall timer has just said out stephen it's very interesting is that during the cold war there was a debate about the nature of american foreign policy in its relationship to the soviet union after the cold war there is no debate as you just said there that's quite interesting isn't it. it is more than interesting for me because it's autobiographical i'm probably the oldest oldest person on this broadcast today i participated in the debates of the light late one nine hundred seventy s. and early eighty's they were called the debate between the detente just those of us who wanted to reduce the cold war and the cold warriors who wanted to step up the cold war of the soviet union but there was a real debate we need a detente just we're always in a minority always in a minority but we were present on the op ed pages of the main american newspapers there were this was before cable t.v. but we were on television we were on radio we got our say we even had
a i don't know if that's the right word but a lobby group called the american committee for east west accord i remember included c.e.o. is a power forget his ations donald kennel tom watson of i.b.m. we included george kennan he famous. diplomatic scholar of washing i believe on the i'm going to i'm going to have had to be here where you go to a very short break and after that show break we'll continue our discussion on containment state. it's four forty eight and. mr president welcome.
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the broken. welcome back to crossfire where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle we're discussing washington spinning of containment. ok john and i go back to you in chicago we're all children of the cold war i suppose but those days were quite simple one thing i mean it was very black and white the good guys bad guys and this seems to be what the obama administration is selling because it looks like it's given up on dialogue it's given up on diplomacy it's given up on problem solving in ukraine there were opportunities to avert
what's going on there now but they were missed opportunities because the united states didn't want to respect anyone else is an equal partner well i think what's going on here is that the united states has a particular world view as we were saying before if you go inside the beltway in washington you go inside the foreign policy establishment what you see is there is remarkable consensus among republicans and democrats about the nature of american foreign policy and about the nature of the world around us most americans in the foreign policy establishment believe that the united states is the indispensable nation they believe that we stand tall or that we see further that we are a benign hedge amman and that we not only have a right but we have a responsibility to run the world and that most states out there should understand that and people are baffled that the russians don't understand that our motives are good and that what we're doing and eastern europe is all designed to create peace
and stability of course for other countries around the world this is not the way they see things and. it's not only true with the russians it's true of the chinese as well all you have to do is follow president obama's travels through asia which are taking place. right now to understand just how complicated this situation is in asia with regard to chinese american relations so we have problems all over the world because other people don't. see things the way we do and that's stephen you know this is exactly where i want to go it's very interesting to me is that the u.s. government and its allies who just cannot conceive of another party's perspective russia's perspective on what's going on in the world is never given any air time in the mainstream media at all i mean people i've been on cross talk of been doing. ukraine related topics for months now and we come across people that are just
baffled they've never heard of victoria nuland they've never heard about snipers in kiev they've never heard about yulia timoshenko saying the russians should be killed they've never heard these things in these people are not stupid we wouldn't bring them on the program but they've never heard these things or they thought they were just very minor things my point is that you know the us and its allies can't see how other people see the world. you're asking a question that are often asked myself and it's beyond my competence to answer i would say this again invoking my age i remember the time when there were so-called wise men and women who urged the president of the united states and the congress to see both sides of any story even if it involved the soviet union there's an old american ad age there are two sides to every story and to understand stand the other side you have to walk in the other person's shoes a bit try as an intellectual exercise that's an obligation in my judgment for policymakers who may control the fate of the world we don't seem to have that
codger a elder statesman i think henry kissinger is one such person but you're not he's ninety years old but his mind works very well but you don't see him popping up on television you don't see him he published an op ed article in the washington post back in march but he came in with it and that was it but there used to be quite a few people like that who would say to the president yes probably moscow is guilty but let's take a look at this let's see how we are perceived as john would put it around the world how do you explain that i don't know that those people are gone but meanwhile because they are gone the american mainstream media seems to instinctively filter out dissenting voices john and i appeared briefly fleetingly heretics living in exile someplace in the mainstream i know the feeling and i have
no feeling. i haven't i haven't see jobs and i don't see me either i mean there is a process of kind of rejection and here's the thing peter because we really are i think we should get to this movie to an exceedingly dangerous moment i have a very bleak view of what could happen but there is this pattern that is the drumbeat of war in america built builds whether it's cold. or a hot war dissenting voices though they might have been there in the beginning slow only are either overwhelmed by the war boosters or they are deleted by the kind of institutional reflexes of washington and that's where we are today as things really really are moving fast toward the unimaginable which i would say is war between the united states and russia all that's unthinkable but john john let me kick if it's talk about content ok this is cross talk please jump in go ahead. no i was just going to make two points one is that i was one of the most outspoken opponents of
the iraq war and it was very lonely and it was very clear that anybody who opposed that war came under attack from all sides for being unpatriotic for being an appeaser for being a fool for being a left winger and so forth and so on and we did not have a healthy debate in the united states about going into iraq as a result of the fact that there was such a consensus in the elite and people were afraid to speak out against a war that was really remarkably foolish so in a funny way the situation with ukraine is not that different now i think what's going on here just to talk a bit about this is that when the cold war ended what happened is that the united states emerged in a situation where it had no rival that had the military power to check it and to make it think seriously about how to conduct foreign policy the fact is we are so
remarkably powerful that we can do all sorts of foolish things and we don't pay that significant a price or at least we haven't up to now because we are a remarkably secure country at the same time when the cold war ended frank fukuyama wrote this very famous article called the end of history that basically said that history was on our side we had defeated fascism in the first half of the twentieth century and communism in the second half of the twentieth century and the wind was at our back everybody was going to end up looking like us so we felt incredibly and a good about ourselves and we thought that we could go out in the world and reshape the world a narrowly image because we again had the wind at our back and when you couple that basic worldview with the fact that we did emerge as a remarkably powerful country full of self-confidence it's hardly surprised that we have been march. you know all over the globe for the past twenty five years trying
to slay all sorts of dragons and thinking at the same time that we are a benign hedge of mine which of course we're not and as a result we have done a pretty terrible job of running foreign policy and the latest manifestation of it is this crisis in ukraine steven we've all remember containment didn't work today in this kind of environment i mean with with globalization and whatnot i mean it's seems to me that the obama administration they have just given up which is same full on their part made a lot of moves particularly in in ukraine and now and not being responsible i mean who knows what's going to happen do you question it could turn into a failed state it didn't have to be that way it didn't have to be a failed state in the center of europe so what would containment look like in the twenty first century against russia well it won't look like what washington thinks it's going to look like because the mantra in washington and this too was reported
in the new york times to be the thinking of the white house that containment means the complete isolation of russia or as in the time summarize thinking in the white house to cut off all of russia's top political and economic with other countries it's preposterous ridiculous what were they will do it will drive east russia eastward it will expand in solidify the emerging alliance between russia and china but you will note that india and iran and many latin american countries are not taking the american side in this and by the way it was interesting that even is really israel didn't vote exactly they didn't vote for the un resolution well that's very significant so you cannot isolate russia with with a new containment can you draw a new divide in the world order you can. and that would be reckless and dangerous and i'll tell you why the old stabilizing rules of the stabilizing rules ago volved
to keep the first cold war from becoming a hot war no longer exist that's the first reason secondly the epicenter of this cold war is in ukraine on russia's borders not in faraway berlin and that's why peter i want to quarrel with you i don't think you meant this literally it was kind of like oh my gosh but i don't think war between the united states and russia is unthinkable and you can see how it might happen if you crane tumbles into the civil war that it's on the verge of right now russian troops may enter ukraine in the east nato troops which are being mobilized as we talk in eastern europe would enter a perhaps western ukraine across the polish border and then the power of russia and the united states will be eyeball to eyeball and that is the cuban missile crisis and you can remember how close we came to war then so i wouldn't say it's unthinkable i think it's a blip a tory on us today the think about that horrible prospect so we can get our leaders
and by the way russia could help here too but it's being driven by moscow by washington now to pull back before it's too late. john you know it's interesting it this is two thousand and fourteen but in one thousand nine hundred fourteen the major power strip themselves into a war this is what stephen's talking about right now when i think that one thousand nine hundred fourteen was fundamentally different in that imperial germany was a remarkably powerful country and i believe it was bent on dominating europe and i believe it was prince will be responsible for the july crisis and world war one. today we're dealing with a russia that is remarkably weak compared to the soviet union compared to nazi germany compared to imperial germany the idea of trying to contain russia doesn't make any sense to me because you're not talking about a country that is bent on widespread aggression in europe yes they took crimea i
find that hardly surprising and i think if they tried to take eastern ukraine that would be a huge mistake i don't think it's going to i'm sorry gentlemen this is one of the best cross talks we've ever had a many thanks my guest in new york and in chicago and thanks to our viewers for watching us here darkie see you next time and remember last time.
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twenty six through twenty nine told me expose center fairgrounds. produce the fight is cops with antigovernment protesters as thousands marched through the biggest city in eastern ukraine attacking people and destroying. washington keeps the blame for ukraine's crisis only on russia using rhetoric to pave the way for a tough a us and the e.u. sanctions against moscow. also the crippled aid dependent economy of afghanistan faces financial collapse as international investors threaten to pull out alongside foreign troops. and a new u.k. political party is formed by a london based romanian to counteract the negative image of immigrants created by media scare story. and right wing politicians.
it is monday morning here in moscow thanks for joining us on r.t. international for me in the entire news team welcome to your top world headlines approach a unity rally in the ukrainian city of what a call first spun out of control ending in violence activists defying the authority of kiev found themselves outnumbered by nationalists holding the mines. have both sides used since stones and several people were left with injuries the fighting was allegedly triggered when the protesters started to argue fans also damaged a car reportedly because the driver was an anti government supporter. now in neighboring town yet activists demanding more autonomy took over
a media complex they did so to restore the broadcast of russian channels aussies paullus liras in the region she has an explanation for us. but talking here of around five hundred protesters who gathered in donetsk at the gates of the television building the media complex there some of those protesters have been calling for ukrainian channels themselves to be taken off it before this action they was that meeting in the center of did it in support of the referendum and after this meeting you had these protesters marching towards the media complex now supporters of fed one station in debates have printed out reportedly ballots for we upcoming referendum that is due to take place on may the eleventh that we're hearing that more than three million ballots are to be who are to be printed summit meetings have been held in high court and the new guns both for and against could rise ation in the town of lugansk hundreds of people have gathered in support of should rise ation now they presented and ultimatum to kids what they say is that
they wanted status of the russian language to be recognized and they want to referendum to be held they're also calling on the kiev government to give amnesty to all the people that they have a risk. and ultra nationalists march through the center of live off in ukraine's west at the rally was held to mark the anniversary of the first ukrainian volunteer defection which was formed to fight alongside the fascist german army in world war two the neo nazi parade was joined by people from neighboring regions and a country that. there was no solution to the ukrainian standoff inside just one party which is not even involved in the conflict has taken the blame in the west for failing to solve the crisis as the us leader made clear during a speech in malaysia. there was a glimmer of hope after the geneva accords that ukraine would follow through on its commitments to enter into a dialogue around constitutional reforms that it would do everything it needed to
do to disarm irregular forces and militias. and it would offer amnesty to those who willingly lay down arms and pulled out of the buildings they've been doing that russia has not lifted a finger to help. while somehow of a may beg to differ saying that while russia cold on all parties to follow the geneva accords as they were signed kiev is pushing only the protesters to fall into line if you look at and there if coming out of washington that degree of one side then ness and also not looking at the whole picture again to the things that happen it's it's it's kind of indicates a strategy of blaming one side bass is the other point and mentally what's wrong with this whole thing that you're i was being described in the u.s. media for example is nobody looks in a situation as it transpired in kiev where the democratically elected and democrat only. chosen the government again to call which was basically taken over when
possible by the writing of different fascist and of groups in kiev we should by itself but a whole meaning of terminology of the law those groups are also legal it now appears that the kiev government used the geneva agreement to basically for a tick to tactical advantage to stick it to the eastern part while the booty had that having no accountability whatsoever if kiev government is completely honest and really cares about its own people should be first and foremost interested in deescalate the situation rather than further taking it further. and placing the blame on russia for the situation in ukraine is paving the way for fresh sanctions and washington new penalties could be introduced as early as today both by the u.s. and the e.u. though their approach is to defer to peter all of an hour joining us live from berlin with more details on more possible sanctions here good to see it good morning peter what exactly should moscow be bracing itself for in terms of new
sanctions well we are expecting later on monday that further sanctions will be implemented from here in europe brussels is is wanting to. place further punishments if you will russia it does seem though that they are there is a difference between the way that. there is a difference in what the e.u. will put forward and what perhaps the united states would like to see put forward not all comes down to the fact that the the e.u. has far more to lose than the united states the e.u. is of course very very linked with russia it does a lot of its business with russia a lot of its energy comes from russia. so there is some disagreement between the e.u. and the united states over what form these these sanctions should take now the reason that they say they're going to implement these sanctions is that russia in their eyes isn't holding up to the grievance that were made in geneva. now these
agreements were that people should leave buildings that were being occupied. on non military personnel should lay down their weapons but the russian point and this is always been that both sides need to make sure that this is done that no deescalation deescalation it was it was or it was asked for in geneva should be implemented by both sides something that we aren't seeing at the moment as ukrainian army moves into the east of the country r.t. course one of peter all of a live thank you. now the dispute over ukraine is also raging online with so-called couch troops dropping bombs like there's no tomorrow he is a lecturer chef he has details. when the news is breaking many have straight online for the very latest but when it comes to ukraine's ongoing standoff you're less likely to find informative posts and stumble over what's often seen as incitement
of hatred sometimes it slips into mockery like this tweet from a pro key of group describing a self-defense activist as as zorro it goes to verbal abuse calling protesters in the city of scum and using the very same word towards certain perelman terry representing the east of ukraine sometimes it goes to even openly expressing joy over the the shooting of three men who tried to storm the military base in despite the fatalities potentially being there compared to what's on the opposite side of the online warfare groups opposed telephone numbers and addresses of top politicians equate the presidential hopefuls to out of hitler and even the country's interim president oleksandr turchynov is being targeted literally that is all of the above mentioned examples have been creating fiery verbal battles between pro and anti kiev web surfers but going online to let off steam is one thing and there's even a term for that called keyboard warriors a totally different one is when the internet is used for very practical and
potentially dangerous things let me demonstrate the website of the probably sector of the right wing nationalist movement from ukraine cannot be accessed from russia it was blocked by the online watchdog for spreading extremism although there are still cloned pages available with telephone numbers of coordinators and what they're doing is they're recruiting new followers also the hardcore nationalist websites are available and as you can see they're using the symbols which were once used by the nazi s.s. troops on the ground in ukraine there is no end in sight to the tension but while confrontation in the east has not yet become a full fledged war the same cannot be said about the battle online where heavy artillery is being used on a daily basis. now the differences between moscow and washington over the ukrainian crisis have revived some remnants of the past and today's cross-talk people who felt debates whether the u.s. was about to bring its cold war strategy right back against russia is a quick preview of what's coming up
a bit later today after the famous but failed washington moscow we said it appears now the obama administration is preparing to embrace a very different though historically familiar policy towards russia it's called containment it worked during the cold war against the soviet union will work against today's russia and does this mean washington has declared a new cold war. ten minutes past the hour welcome to a monday here on r.t. international afghanistan is preparing for a presidential election runoff with the country's former finance and foreign ministers competing for the seat of power but whoever claims the position will be faced with an economy growing rapidly downhill with foreign troops leaving and the stream of investments going abroad as well as putting even more stress on the economy. reports. in. kabul today
a far cry from the ghost town of the one nine hundred ninety s. western governments spent over one hundred billion dollars here since the ouster of the taleban but now the country is on the edge of a fiscal cliff foreign aid covers more than half of the government's budget and with nato combat troops due to leave at the end of the year it's unclear if donors will continue to spend the fear is that the war economy could soon at that rate this indicates that the flow of money has created a bubble economy which is not sustainable we can't live for ever lost something which is not real and that certainly hurt us because that led people. to corruption for a hint of what's to come look no further than the kabul skyline the high rises and pricey mansions are now monuments to a boom gone bust sales have flatlined and vacancies are on the rise the average
afghan earns roughly five hundred dollars a year but homes like this one used to easily go for ten thousand dollars a month the market was propped up by an influx of international organizations and there are thousands of her workers now countries are pulling out and for real estate agents the glory days are over but all the news of the business is terrible the security situation has gotten worse so my customers are all leaving everyone is too scared to invest because the uncertainty of the collapse of the housing market is a symptom of a bigger problem in the past three rehabs not international community not bad when government itself has not made good progress and that it needs i would just say to people this is the big mess in the economy in afghanistan. that isn't exist i'd say it is needed for everything we import finding product. they're made in afghanistan is surprisingly hard even the burka is now an import. from china now
it's too expensive to make them the traditional way western aid projects were supposed to help make afghanistan more self-sufficient the u.s. built this industrial park at a cost of seven million dollars but when we visited we found that most of the businesses had folded these selling machines were once used to make afghan military and police uniforms paid for by nato and the americans but this once thriving factory has been idle for two years now the foreigners are leaving and the contracts have dried up so have the jobs this was one of the largest factories in call ball now more than a thousand of its employees are out of work the paradox is that war both crippled afghanistan's economy and almost entirely supported it a boon for afghan construction companies and trucking firms but no more. than the u.s. forces spend more than one hundred billion dollars even a fraction of. falling into the afghan economy was significant
and now that there's these appearing in with a lot of businesses a lot but not all at the top of some processing companies raisins from farms across the country are sorted washed and packed up for export it's a picture of afghan success most businessmen focused on contracts from foreign office and didn't build factories and things this country if they have the situation would be far better today but the lack of security has made people afraid of long term investments overcoming those fears is a massive challenge more than a decade of easy money created and a dependent stage wife with corruption afghans are about to get a new president but people here know that he'll face the same old problem just how to revive an economy after its financial lifeline is pulled for good this account for no fourteen couple. i'll tell you is inside the devastated country we'll be showing you our series of reports from lisa catherine off on the situation ongoing in afghanistan. malnutrition. violent. drug
was six times. these pieces of meat. sometimes for nothing which. is sweet and simple but still. it's not just he still can still be shot just because you see he stayed in the t.v. sets but was that. it is the drone do toward the american people builds whether it's cold war or dissenting voices really might have been there in the beginning slowly are you too overwhelmed by the war boosters or they are deleted by the kind of institutional
leave blotches a washington and that's where we are today as things really really are moving fast toward the unimaginable which i would say is war between the united states and russia and i was one of the most outspoken opponents of the iraq war and it was very lonely and it was very clear that anybody who opposed that war came under attack from all sides and we did not have a healthy debate in the united states about going into iraq and people were afraid to speak out against a war that was really remarkably foolish so in a funny way the situation with ukraine is not that different. economic pressure. for. north. korea.
now late. one. night. there's a leader so we leave the. bush and see your. play your part of the physical . issues that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from. politics. if you're just joining us welcome to the program here on oxy international in recent months the u.k. media has been flooded with scare stories about the threat posed by romanian immigrants in fact it's gotten so bad a new political party has been created to counteract the negative image in britain
and promote doubt of european solidarity as his party boy reports the party already has a face. it was billed as a new year's tidal wave of eastern europeans on their way to take over britain but the show was a flop just one man thirty year old vic to spare rescue from romania arrived in the u.k. as a result of e.u. border controls being lifted he became a celebrity an embodiment of how badly many u.k. politicians and newspapers had miscalculated the so-called influx of e.u. migrants to britain i don't expect. like to be a failure because they. think it is the perfect his new life in london also isn't quite what he expected. to work from eight o'clock from oracle and.
ordered to regress york from six o'clock. which is why remain as most famous export is now lending his support to britain's newest political party the europeans party may be missing an apostrophe but it's registered and ready for the electoral roll they moved. to make a stand. to show different things about migration and. to make. my get more involved. because this is very important as otherwise don't have a voice here just about to keep the party's president is keen to point out that it's not just for remain ians ever since the rise of anti immigration party you can't europeans from across the continent haven't been feeling as welcome as they once were in the u.k. who was recently with a recession in greece i started filling my grandmother's room so our if we like
a comfy one could be. people more. this happens to be the location of the third major meeting of the europeans party whether strategizing and talking about candidates for local elections. or. the aspiring politicians in this room the party is a chance to stand up to the anti immigration rhetoric that proved so unfounded on the first of january is the media with steve's negative impression of. remaining owns especially but i thing all are done negative it is just for a say reality. and speaking of fake reality they are saying that we have here we will be hearing a media saw we do be very easy for us to be elected. this.
it's fair to know. the happy go lucky romanian and. mascot today political party. see. an over on our website for you right now where the wheels of justice literally the united arab emirates has introduced a double decker bus to house the whole cool for a minute stuff you can find out why on our website right now. head to the in motion section you can see how a chinese company has used three d. printers to build all of these all of these entire houses in the span of one day. or for now let's get to some other global headlines for you a brief time here on the program over a thousand muslims who have repeatedly come under attack from a christian militia in the central african republic fled the capital bangui they
were guarded by african peacekeepers as they headed to the relative safety of the north around three weeks ago the u.n. authorized the sending of twelve thousand troops to the country currently peacekeepers from france and the african union are struggling to end months of sectarian violence that has inflamed thousands of lives and. riot police in taiwan's capital used water cannons to clear a set you know hundreds of protesters against nuclear power sunday the country's president agreed to hold the construction of a controversial nuclear power plant that triggered mass rallies the activists are worried it could bring major risks as the face of your facility is being built in an area that is prone to. the north east romania where more than three hundred people have staged a protest against a shale gas fracking us oil giant chevron plans to drill. police and social activists were briefly detained earlier this month coordinated
rallies took place in sixty towns and cities nationwide morning. for a total. supreme criminal court has sentenced to eight antigovernment activists to life in prison they were accused of murdering a policeman and attempting to kill several others in the gulf nation has seen over three years of protests and street clashes since the shia majority started an uprising against the sunni monarchy. britain's m i five intelligence services on a recruitment drive and is targeting russian speakers it wants people to monitor intercepted russian language phone calls and e-mails before my five agent i mean national believes the u.k. is choosing the time to stop playing games and espionage after the end of the cold war in the late one thousand nine hundred ninety s. there was a huge repression all between the west and the east it's rather worrying i think
that the u.k. is now ramping up their perceived risk around what they're doing with the russian espionage aspect but it's a shame because i think europe should be working together europe should not be trying to divide itself in the way that they are doing at the diktats of the u.s. for more news in a half an hour's time here on r.t. international the next dose sophie shevardnadze talking to a pulitzer prize winner about the reality and the fog of the media war so if you've got your son. why it's four forty eight am. oh mr president welcome.
and i think the. floors. below welcome to sophie and co on safety shevardnadze now where they need to chill and u.s. russia relations undeniable both sides are locking horns over ukraine i mean the other for the cows in a country it's kind of difficult to uncover the truth in the middle of all the rhetoric to make sense of it all i'm joined by award winning journalist and author
chris hedges. this rather. the world where ukraine is getting more solid by the day and while the size us two hesitant to go in another battlefield is already seeing the action the information front. is the war of words the main battle of the twenty first century can truth survive it and who's paying the price for that information conflict. chris hedges a veteran foreign correspondent pulitzer prize winner author it's really great to have you on our show today. so chris you know america often appeals to its first amendment rights and freedom of speech but then i can't help but notice that the u.s. officials out very wary of having any journalists voice an alternative point of view i'm sure you heard secretary kerry's statement over r t why is that. well there is. as with any government official narrative. they seek
to disseminate to the public and get the pressed to adopt. and you know i was the middle east bureau chief for the new york times and the official narrative which is a pro israeli air of is one that often is in variance with the truth and for those who attempt to challenge that narrative even if you work for the new york times you feel the wrath not only of systems of power but often the media institutions themselves. these media institutions have a vested interest in perpetuating this narrative and we saw that on the iraq war where the new york times acted in essence as a mouthpiece for the bush administration's. propaganda about weapons of mass destruction that's not
a new phenomenon it's not even particularly unique to the united states. but the more intense a conflict becomes the more you have power vested in. perpetuating that narrative in the middle east again would be a good example of these of the israel the more fierce and real unrelenting their attack will be and that is precisely what's happened here but i want to talk a little bit more about secretary kerry's statement over our team because that came up here for mr gave us interview actually i was the one conducting the interview focusing around ukraine and then the state department hasn't really addressed love relatives concerns very create instead it prefers to steer the debate towards to channel loughborough chose to give an inch of it to its propaganda talk a way to save aerial debate. well the last thing they're interested in is an honest debate you know they have they will pick and select choose
facts and sometimes even incidents that are not fact to perpetuate the narrative that they seek to disseminate i mean that's a foreign correspondent my job was often times to report. on incidents and events that puncture that narrative and that was true with every of ministration i covered started with the reagan administration in the war in el salvador nicaragua where i worked you know going on to the middle east especially the israel palestine conflict and even going on to bosnia and then and then i covered al qaida so. i think the role of the free press is is to challenge the. self-serving. propaganda that is put out by power in a vigorous and a free press unfortunately the press in the united states has become very anemic if
not utterly subservient to power but why do you think the u.s. officials pay so much attention to r t i mean it is really obvious that the channels american affiliate isn't reaching as many viewers as to mainstream players like fox or c.n.n. well sure but i mean our t.v. is presenting a narrative that fox and c.n.n. are not presenting so they don't have to go after fox and c.n.n. fox and c.n.n. are basically toeing the line our t.v. isn't and so our t.v. or any other media outlet that doesn't toe the line is going to come under attack because of the purpose is to shut down competing nerves. so since ukraine is such a huge story and so much attention is paid to which media says what like in an argument u.s. state department used fake photo evidence instead later gets quietly debunked for instance the publication of alleged pictures of russian soldiers in the new york
times now the photos later turned out not to be genuine although the newspaper did apologize but it was hidden in the fine print and public opinion is over influenced more by an image is that a conscious tactic. i can't speak to that specific incident but that is a common tactic. and images that buttress again the the narrative that those in power want disseminated will find currency and images even if they're true and again as i speak as a foreign correspondent that challenge that narrative will not be disseminated i mean so many of the images for instance of the war in iraq which were widely available to viewers on stations like this era never appeared on the american airwaves at all and those images exposed the truth about the occupation in iraq the american occupation in iraq. but it was too incendiary for the american media to
pick up so i mean we're not we're not just talking about the ukraine we're talking about. all. you know foreign policy issues that the united states has invested themselves in whether that's afghanistan whether that's a rock in with that's israel palestine or in this case whether it's the ukraine i'm talking about ukraine just because it's such an acute topic right now especially if you're out of the world because we're like literally on the border. just talking about this photo. the apologies were posted because they were fake but then they have facial is from the white house are still using that argument and they had what questions asked to their validity i mean it's sort of like anything goes here well yeah i mean that's that's how they play the game you know the. in the let's go to the lead up to the iraq war they would leak the white house would leak stuff to the new york times and then they would cite the new york times
as an authority. you know or go back to the first gulf war in order to get support for the war they created these utterly fictitious stories about iraqi soldiers dumping infants out of and debaters in ospital leaving them to die i mean this is this is business as usual in the ukraine certainly the narrative about the ukraine . is certainly an example of it but it's hardly an isolated example i don't know how it went down when you were reporter in the middle east and in balkans but right now i'm i'm thinking it's not an overestimation to say that we're definitely in a saying media war information war is probably the new type of war in twenty first century so could there be any winners in this what do you think. there are no winners when when people don't know the truth. there's only disasters and i think that the u.s.
policy in the middle east is an example of. the extremely short sighted to be kind to them decision on the part of this administration and past administration to spin nato. you know and to fail to understand. that. you know russia has legitimate security interests we would hardly. react differently if mexico or canada was on our border and was russia was treating mexico or canada the way we are treating the crane in the baltic states and so. i think it's you know you can't make a student foreign policy and you can't prevent disaster if you operate on myth because you're not actually having a dialogue one side is seeking to speak. you know a truth or a concern and the other side centrally fills their ears with woks and and
creates their own narrative which is not grounded in reality and that's precisely that's again it's not an uncommon phenomenon but it's but it's extremely dangerous because then you make judgments based on this mendacious narrative so. you know if we create a kind of folds narrative about the ukraine and act upon it you're creating you're fueling a crisis in the way that we acted upon suppose of weapons of mass destruction in iraq when there weren't any but also i mean having that fifteen yr experience as a foreign correspondent more than anyone else you know how to story information gets on the way from the ground to your notebook to the editor's table to the newsstand in new york or vice versa to moscow also you know how hard it is for a foreigner foreigner who comes to a strange country grasp a complexity of the situation is there such thing as one truth really. in this
sense there is the truth for let's say a russian an ethnic russian living in the ukraine is a truth of the truth for an ethnic ukrainian living in crimea is a truth i mean there are there are multiplicities of experiences but i do think fundamentally there are things that are true and things that are not true in a kind of absolute sense. you know no but in terms of a journalistic sense and you just cited you know this picture which turned out to be fraudulent there are laws there are things and that's the role of the press and the role of the press i think that the most vital role of the press is to give a voice to dissenting viewpoints to people whose experiences do not conform to the particular narrative that is being peddled by those in power so that their voices can be heard and you know the closer you get to any situation i speak
as a foreign correspondent a kind of messier and more opaque it becomes but the job of a good journalist is to expose that opaqueness to to show all the multi-faceted sides of it you know what an experience you know the very same experiences people have to reality and i think that a failure to do that and the creation of a kind of a stereotype or the creation of a narrative that is that where where facts and images are confined to this kind of very narrow. vision that is peddled then then then you know we're talking about a lie and you know oftentimes and i speak again as a reporter on the lie of omission is still a law and oftentimes in these conflicts it's what you don't say and what you don't tell that is is as pernicious says as the lies of the chew you acco by those in power are of course what is he. short break now when we come back we'll continue
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we're back with chris hatches author poet surprise lara talking about media wars now chris if we steer away from ukraine for a moment and just talk about russia why do you think russia. keeps coming under informational attack from the west like take for example the olympics in sochi if all i read was the western press i would definitely think it was a disaster but you know i was there and all of my peers where there are a lot of my foreign correspondent friends were there and it will quite the opposite once you actually so what they had built in sochi. i'm just wondering is it just journalists laziness letting too much work to stray from cliche as that actually
sal or is it a conscious decision to follow them to sell more maybe it's career careers i mean you. fortunately. probably the majority of journalists are careerists and they know what is good for their career and what kind of stereotypes and what kind of narratives. you know are. are going to get them ahead both within the newsroom and in terms of with the power structure itself so i would really put it down to careerism when i think a lot of the journalists at the beginning of the war in iraq. you know whatever doubts they had they put them aside because they realized that challenging that bush narrative was a career killer and i speak as somebody who denounced the war in iraq while i was with the new york times and lost my job because of it so you know i it's tourism i mean you know they're they're very. well i was given
a formal written reprimand for. denouncing the calls to invade iraq predicting exactly what happened i spent seven years in the middle east on an arabic speaker. and a formal written reprimand under the rules means that after you've given that reprimand the next time i will spoke out about the war i would they would have grounds to fire me but i quit before because i wasn't going to stop speaking. i want to talk about another phenomenon which is whistle blowing and snowden. former u.k. defense secretary liam fox recently claimed that snowden's leaks enabled russia to act in crimea i'm playing to him for a crime in secession they were and called them and i collared well what do you think i mean aren't those claims a bit farfetched for someone who just leaked. i mean i don't you know i did a debate. i did a debate at oxford union over snowden and we won the debate was whether the house
would call snowden a hero and the way that they attacked snowden was to was to try and link him philby. and burgess british spies who you know fled then the soviet union i mean it was just insane. you know what they're doing to snowden is a quite concerted an orchestrated effort at character assassination because the fact is he has exposed a clear violation of crimes against the constitution that's a statement made by the former vice president al gore and so rather than deal with what he has exposed which is the wholesale surveillance. in direct violation of our constitutional rights they go after him personally so i mean that that is the tactic that is bend the tactic and that will be the tactic but also on brain conserve court and what else i'm thinking about surveillance are pouring in all the time and knowing about surveillance hasn't really changed the
fact that we're still all being surveilled that it's all still happening so do you think it makes their eyes snowden affair lose absolutely massive or. well that's what those of us in the states are worried about. there will be some kind of cosmetic reforms review panels you know they'll play around with who holds the metadata for how long which is what the white house is doing but the actual structure of mass surveillance they do not intend to touch and unfortunately although snowden has exposed some very disturbing truths about our security and surveillance state. i don't there's certainly no movement within the structures of power there's no mass movement on the street. and you know that's my fear that they . will keep doing what they're doing but do you think the current chill between russia and the u.s. has much to do with snowden or that's already been forgotten i don't think it has
anything to do with snowden. i i mean they can't be happy that snowden is there of course. but i i think that chill is i don't think snowden is any way incremental or you know important to that to the kind of. maybe antagonism is too strong but but the tension between the united states and russia. you know the pulitzer prize for the washington post and guardian was assigned for publishing those relations and that's a pretty big deal that's a huge honor right but does that signal a wider acknowledgement of snowden's revelations and logged in iran doings of the n.s.a. surveillance. you know it's important in that it gives a kind of legitimacy to those revelations i don't see how the pulitzer could have if you know the pulitzer what about a laughing stock if it didn't do that. you know this is
a classic case of. leaking of documents for the common good for the public good. and i really don't think the pulitzer committee i mean i'm outlawed their decision but i don't think they actually had any choice if they were going to have any credibility within the journalistic establishment as a whole. so it's important in that it's it i think gives a kind of protection to those journalists like glenn greenwald and laura patras and bart gellman and others who wrote this which is which i support. but i i don't know how much you know to go back to the point we made before i don't know how much i mean i'm worried that the system itself will. continue without any any kind of restraint any kind of oversight any kind of control. i mean that unfortunately as the weeks go by seems to be where we're at it you know there's an investigation going on in germany over an essay and g c h q spying in that
country and even president obama came out after those scandals broke out and actually said this whole surveillance thing may be a little over the top you know we're going to try to sort of cut down that but do you think london and washington will agree to be part of that investigation in germany well know that you know that markel has asked the white house for guarantees that german citizens will not be spied upon and the united states government won't give those guarantees and they have no intention of giving those guarantees. i mean the message the message you know if you really want to boil it down to what snowden leaked i mean the message is you know the united states will do anything it wants anywhere in the world and there's nothing you can do about that sort of really the core of it. and that's really been true in the case of germany which has had the most vigorous of popular protests around the wholesale surveillance and i wish we could have replicated some of that here in the
united states you know some are really calling for snowden to testify in that case is an idea that germany could pick up the same or it wouldn't risk angering the united states too much. you know i can't answer that question because i don't cover germany so i don't know the inner workings of american government. to be able to give you an astute answer right now i want to talk to you a little bit about america's interests says america's principles choosing washington state foreign policy goals and its interests always coincide because sometimes it does seem like the united states is hostage obvious principles well you know that kind of rhetoric is for domestic and international consumption i spent my life on the outer reaches of empire whether that was in latin america the middle east africa the balkans and i know the dirty work of our you know all the things about liberating iraq and bringing democracy to the people the middle east.
that is to give a kind of moral veneer to. work on something in a preemptive war under post nuremberg laws of war crime so you know i don't think any of us and i spent twenty years overseas take any of that rhetoric seriously at all the last thing the united states wants in countries like afghanistan or anywhere else is democracy they want control and. i mean we have a long history whether it's most a day in iran or our beds and lot of all of overthrowing democratic systems when they do things we don't like. because you know we're seeing kind of the same thing now in ukraine there's a lot of very tough talk over the country and there has been gunboat diplomacy as well with major ships and take and the black sea troop surges in history or back cetera but we're already seeing how cautious americans get when there is talk of war and i mean american public poll showed no support for
a strike on syria like i mentioned right and present i didn't even go to congress for approval so that means nobody really wants to fight right. that's my impression i don't think the administration wants to fight either. i mean when they send six hundred troops to poland or something i mean is this really i. yeah i mean i'm worried about it and i'm worried about it for you know to go back to the beginning of the interview because i think the american public is utterly misinformed about what has been happening in the ukraine and the provocations that have been carried out by the united states and nato on russia's border which we should not be doing. you know this is and russia reacts as we would react in a similar situation. and i think it's just a very shortsighted and foolish foreign policy the whole idea of trying to incorporate the baltic states and there were even overtures made ukraine into nato
is insane. and. so but i thought you know and that makes it's dangerous but i don't i don't think there's any stomach here certainly not on the street but i think even at official levels for any kind of a real. there is really pray that's the case all right but i hope you're right thank you very much for this interesting inside interview chris had just played surprise winning journalist and author who is talking about the media wars sent twenty first century thanks for being with us that's it for this edition of so i think i will soon.
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it is the drone war in america the bill builds whether it's cold war or dissenting voices really might have been there in the beginning slowly are either overwhelmed by the war boosters or they're deleted by the kind of institutional reflux is a washington and that's where we are today as things really really are moving fast toward the unimaginable which i would say is war between the united states and russia and i was one of the most outspoken opponents of the iraq war and it was very lonely and it was very clear that anybody who opposed that war came under attack from all sides and we did not have a healthy debate in the united states about going into iraq and people were afraid to speak out against the war it was really remarkably foolish so in a funny way the situation with ukraine is not that different.
malnutrition. violence. drug addiction. poverty. in she cures. corruption. what are the dangers here lucy confidant reports on afghan realities this is an incredibly dangerous. language. because you know if going to a cell someone. chooses to use the consensus he could. choose the athenians the degree to. choose to stories that in high school might. choose to access to often.
i pro unity fighters clash with antigovernment protesters as thousands marched through the biggest city in eastern ukraine attacking people and destroying cars. and washington keeps the blame for ukraine's crisis sold leone russia using rhetoric to pave the way for tougher u.s. and e.u. sanctions against moscow. also the crippled and a dependent economy of afghanistan faces financial collapse as international investors threaten to pull out alongside foreign troops. they are saying we are here we will be hearing a meeting of the soul we to be very easy for us to be elected and a new u.k. political party is formed by a london based romanian to counteract the negative image of immigrants created by
a media and right wing politicians. it is monday morning here in moscow thanks for joining us internationally from the role research and the entire news team welcome to your top headlines for now a pro unity rally in the ukrainian city of how to call for out of control ending in violence activists defying the your story of kiev found themselves outnumbered by nationalists holding the march. a both sides used bats and stones and several people were left with injuries the fighting was allegedly triggered when the protesters started to argue fans also damaged
a car reportedly because the driver was an anti government supporter. and ultranationalists marched through the center of the city of live off of the rally was held to mark the anniversary of the first ukrainian volunteer division which was formed of five alongside the german army in world war two the neo nazi parade was joined by people from neighboring regions and countries. i'm in don yet sco activists demanding more autonomy took over a media complex there they did so to actually restore the broadcast of russian channels artie's paula series in the region with this explanation but talking here of around five hundred protesters who gathered in didn't exist at the gates of the television building the media complex there some of those protesters have been calling for ukrainian channels themselves to be taken off it before this action they was that meeting in the same too often it's in support of that which for a moment after this meeting you had these protesters marching towards this media
complex now supporters if it was a sham in debates have printed out reports of the ballots for we upcoming referendum that is due to take place on may the eleventh that we are hearing that more than three million ballots are to be reported to be printed summit meetings have been held in high court and blue guns both for and against kid rides ation in the town of lugansk hundreds of people have gathered in support of should arise they should now they presented and ultimatum to q. what they say is that they want the status of the russian language to be recognized and then twenty with the random to be held there was a calling on the kiev government to give amnesty to all the people that they have arrested. and with no solution to the ukrainian standoff in sight just one pot he would just want even involved in the conflict has taken the blame in the west for failing to solve the crisis as the us leader made clear this during a speech in malaysia there was a glimmer of hope after the geneva accords that ukraine would follow through on its
commitments to enter into a dialogue around constitutional reforms that it would do everything it needed to do to disarm irregular forces and militias. and it would offer amnesty to those who willingly lay down arms and pulled out of the buildings they've been doing that russia has not lifted a finger to help some however beg to differ saying that while russia cold on all parties to follow the geneva accords as they were signed kiev is pushing only the protesters to fall into line it's quite clear from what mr lavrov has said on has been saying that ne is trying everything to encourage people to disarm and that there are therefore active attempts to try and defuse the ukrainian situation if you look at him there if coming out of washington the degree of one side and also not looking at the whole picture again to the things that happened it indicates
a strategy of blaming one side is the other point and mentally what's wrong with this whole thing that europe is nobody who looks in a situation as it transpired in kiev it now appears that kiev government used the geneva can do agreement to basically for a tick to tactical advantage to stick it to the eastern part of that having no accountability whatsoever if kiev government is completely honest and really cares about its own people should be first and foremost interested in deescalate the situation rather than further taking it further. and placing the blame on russia for the situation in ukraine is paving the way for fresh sanctions in washington new penalties could be introduced as early as today both why america and the e.u. approaches a rather different he's pretty all over now joins us from berlin with more on this peter good morning to you what exactly should moscow be bracing yourself for to think in terms of possible new sanctions well it does seem very likely that later
on monday we're going to see a fresh round of sanctions imposed upon rush upon russia now the there is disagreement between the united states and the e.u. over exactly what form these sanctions should take place what form the sanctions should be in the european union wants to see more personal sanctions against those it claims are in the in this circle of the russian leadership where is the united states want to see more wider ranging economic sanctions against russia now the reason for this difference is well fairly simple it all comes down to money the union has closer ties with russia in terms of trade as well as in terms of energy although just amount of the energy used in europe comes from russia so it doesn't want to to upset the applecart too much and now the reason that they're wanting to impose these is that they say that russia isn't holding up to eight
sides of the bargain when it comes to the geneva accords the talks that took place there but russia has maintained constantly that it wants to see all sides in the conflict in ukraine lay down their arms and that it opposes the fact that the ukrainian government the government in kiev has sent troops in to deal with the ongoing situation in the east of the country marty correspond to peter all of our live in bergen thank you. now the dispute over ukraine is raging online the so-called couch troops dropping bombs like there's no tomorrow on c s i like said a chef he has details. when the news is breaking many had straight online for the very latest but when it comes to ukraine's ongoing standoff you're less likely to find informative posts and stumble over what's often seen as incitement of hatred sometimes it slips into mockery like this tweet from a pro group describing a self-defense activist as as zorro it goes to verbal abuse calling protesters in
the city of scum and using the very same word towards certain perelman terry representing the east of ukraine sometimes it goes to even openly expressing joy over the the shooting of three men who tried to storm the military base and despite the fatalities potentially being there compared to what's on the opposite side of the online warfare groups post telephone numbers and addresses of top politicians equate the presidential hopefuls to hitler and even the country's interim president oleksandr turchynov is being targeted literally that is all of the above mentioned examples have been creating fiery verbal battles between pro and anti kiev web surfers but going online to let off steam is one thing and there's even a term for that called keyboard warriors a totally different one is when the internet is used for very practical and potentially dangerous things let me demonstrate the website of the probably sector
of the right wing nationalist movement from ukraine cannot be accessed from russia it was blocked by the online watchdog for spreading extremism although there are still cloned pages available with telephone numbers of coordinators and what they're doing is they're recruiting new followers also the hardcore nationalist websites are available and as you can see they're using the symbols which were once used by the nazi s.s. troops on the ground in ukraine there is no end in sight to the tension but while confrontation in the east has not yet become a full fledged war the same cannot be said about the battle online where heavy artillery is being used on a daily basis. now the differences between moscow and washington over the ukrainian crisis have revived some residents of the past and today's cross-talk people love l. debates whether the u.s. is about to bring its cold war strategy back into effect against russia a quick preview of what's coming up throughout the day after the famous but failed washington moscow we said it appears now the obama administration is preparing to
embrace a very different though historically familiar policy towards russia it's called containment it worked during the cold war against the soviet union will work against today's russia and does this mean washington has declared a new cold war. order more news coming your way after a short break including a report on the economic collapse looming over afghanistan live from moscow and. the. economic downturn in the final. days. and the rest. will be every.
plus think that's setting a goal selenski says mostly templates lead sometimes from nothing which lead to sleep it simple terms look just keep still we can still be jobs if you see the case statement eight look easy. but it seems. all. eyes are joining us here at r.t. international afghanistan's preparing for a presidential election runoff with the country's former finance and foreign ministers competing for the seat of power whoever claims the position will be faced with a new well an economy that's continuing to go downhill with foreign troops on the
verge of leaving the stream of investments from abroad could go as well getting even more stress on the a dependent economy. and off examines the diet prospects. in . kabul today a far cry from the ghost town of the one nine hundred ninety s. western governments spent over one hundred billion dollars here since the ouster of the taleban but now the country is on the edge of a fiscal cliff foreign aid covers more than half of the government's budget and with nato combat troops due to leave at the end of the year it's unclear if donors will continue to spend the fear is that the war economy could soon as aberrate this indicates that the flow of money has created a bubble economy which is not sustainable we can't live for ever on something which is not real and that certainly has hurt because
that led people. to corruption for a hint of what's to come look no further than the kabul skyline the high rises and pricey mansions are now monuments to a boom gone bust sales have flatlined and vacancies are on the rise the average afghan earns roughly five hundred dollars a year but homes like this one used to easily go for ten thousand dollars a month the market was propped up by an influx of international organization. and there are thousands of her workers now countries are pulling out and for real estate agents the glory days are over. the news business is terrible the security situation has gotten worse so my customers are all leaving everyone is too scared to invest because the uncertainty of the collapse of the housing market is a symptom of a bigger problem in the past three of us not in that mission a community and not bad government itself has not made good progress and that it
needs to have to show faith in the people but this is the big mess and the economy in afghanistan. there isn't exist as it is needed so if anything we import finding products that are made in afghanistan is surprisingly hard even the burka is now an import. from china now it's too expensive to make them the traditional way western aid projects were supposed to help make of ghana stand more self-sufficient the us built this industrial park at a cost of seven million dollars but when we visited we found that most of the businesses had folded these sewing machines were once used to make afghan military and police uniforms paid for by nato and the americans but this once thriving factory has been idle for two years now the foreigners are leaving and the contracts have dried up so have the jobs this was one of the largest factories in kabul now more than a thousand of its employees are out of work the paradox is that war both crippled
afghanistan's economy and almost entirely supported it a boon for afghan construction companies and trucking firms but no more nato and the us forces spend more than one hundred billion dollars even a fraction of. falling into the afghan economy was significant and now there's these appearing in with a lot of businesses a lot but not all of the tampa some processing companies raisins from farms across the country are sorted washed and packed up for export it's a picture of afghan success most businessmen focused on contracts from foreigners and didn't build factories and things this country if they have the situation would be far better today but the lack of security has made people afraid of long term investing overcoming those fears is a massive challenge more than a decade of easy money created and a dependent states' rights with corruption afghans are about to get a new president the people here know that he'll face the same old problem just how
to revive an economy after its financial lifeline is pulled for good this account for no fourteen couple. and we are inside the devastated country will be showing a series of reports from mexico from off on the ongoing situation in afghanistan. now nutrition. violence. drug addiction. and she cures. corruption. what are the values you received so far no reports on afghan realities this is an incredible. j n r g. in recent months the u.k. media has been flooded with stories about the threat posed by romanian immigrants it's gotten so bad that
a new political party has been created in order to work counteract the negative image of britain and promote that of european solidarity. reports the party already has a face. it was billed as a new year's tidal wave of eastern europeans on their way to take over britain but the show was a flop just one man thirty year old vic to spear rescue from romania arrived in the u.k. as a result of e.u. border controls being lifted he became a celebrity an embodiment of how badly many u.k. politicians and newspapers had miscalculated the so-called influx of e.u. migrants to britain i don't expect. i would like to be a failure because they. think it is the perfect his new life in london also isn't quite what he expected. work from eight o'clock from oracle and.
ordered to regress york from six o'clock. which is why remain is most famous export is now lending his support to britain's new political party the europeans party maybe missing an apostrophe but it's registered and ready for the electoral roll they move. to make. sure different things about migration and. to make. get more involved. because this is very important as otherwise we wouldn't have a voice here just about to keep the party's president is keen to point out that it's not just for remain ians ever since the rise of anti immigration party you can't europeans from across the continent haven't been feeling as welcome as they once were in the u.k. who was recently with
a recession in greece i started feeling my grandmother's world so are a free market a comfy and are going to be not. people more. this happens to be the location of the third major meeting of the europeans party whether strategizing and talking about candidates for local elections. all. the aspiring politicians in this room the party is a chance to stand up to the anti immigration rhetoric that proved unfounded on the first of january is the media which gives a negative impression of the. remaining owns especially but i thing or done negative it is just for a say reality is not true and speaking of fake reality they are saying that we had here we would be hearing
a media saw to be very easy for us to be elected. in this part of the it's it's fair. the happy go lucky romanian and so fitting mascot to this political party. and over the web site for you right now this hour the wheels of justice literally the united arab emirates has introduced a double decker bus to also hold courtroom and it's stuff you can find out why it. and why you then head over to the emotion section to see how a chinese company used three d. printers to create those houses right there. right to see. first street. and i think you're.
on a reporter's twitter. instagram. the in the. to some of the global headlines in brief the world update time now tornadoes stories powerful to know about central and southern parts of the u.s. smashing cars and destroying houses at least ten people have been killed in console two victims reported also in oklahoma officials there wall the death toll could rise as they comb through the depth of. over a thousand muslims who have repeatedly come under attack from a christian militia in the central african republic have now fled the capital they were guarded by african peacekeepers as they headed to the relative safety of the north around three weeks ago the u.n. authorized the sending of twelve thousand troops to the country apparently peacekeepers from france and the african union are struggling to end months of
sectarian violence. and riot police in taiwan's capital used water cannons to flavor a city hundreds of protesters against nuclear power sunday the country's president agreed to stop the construction of a controversial for nuclear power plant that triggered it. it's rallies the activists are worried it could bring major risks as the facility is being built in an area prone to earthquakes. and reigns supreme criminal court has sentenced eight anti-government activists to life in prison they were accused of murdering a policeman and attempting to kill several others in the gulf nation has seen over three years of protests on clashes since the shia majority started an uprising against the sunni monarchy. a very short break is next here on our team international that off the bat what does it mean to be a leader of a nation eva golinger tries to find out by spending a busy day with the believe he and president but if you're watching us in the u.k.
about to be joined by sophie shevardnadze. the american humanist association is really riled up over that one very famous chunk of the pledge of allegiance that was added to fight the communists in the cold war that says that america is one nation under god they claim that the inclusion of god in the pledge makes it seem like atheists in america are second class patriots and contributes to atheist prejudices well this really depends on how you see the united states is it some sort of neutral ground where anyone with any beliefs can go i mean a lot of people did immigrate to the usa for religious freedom so in this case the word god needs to go or is the state's unique culture that needs to be assimilated into and their culture is ultimately prost and christian in which case the lord
almighty must stay in the pledge i doubt that this philosophical argument about the nature of the united states will be solved any time soon although it would be really great if it was but if we think about it the u.s. is a country of rugged individuals so can't patriotism be a bit individualistic yeah they may make you say the pledge of allegiance in school every day but you don't have to say the part about god if you don't want to well that might not see. from pressure from your religious school mates but it will keep your conscience clean before the eyes of god or not god which ever you prefer that's just happened. believe you're a land of indigenous peoples
a land where people walk with heads held high today because of one man who acted on his word and changed his country. believe he is first indigenous president says he is married to his country which he promises is going to be richer than switzerland in twenty years the president fights for believe yet every single day and he's very outspoken when it comes to defending his people. has invited ever go injured to spend a day with him a day with the president. is that a friend were now standing in front of the came out of the presidential palace it's four forty am and president ever morality has just arrived where going to spend the entire day with president ever morale is less.
good morning mr president hi how are you welcome to our i'm fine thank you so we're going to spend this day together yes i'm going to few meetings first with a great big sheet over there get richer hello how are you nice to meet you welcome thank you. we've just received i was getting all great there are a few changes there will be one more meeting but i'm afraid let's get the camera rolling here is god's w.c. at nine words that you by live in warchest santa will they come here that will you know it will be at the vice president so face. i see so the president will go there yes can we go with him sure. ok we're coming with you are you going to see the miners again at the right yes to meet with their leaders
yes to continue the negotiations will conclude them at the meeting and then we're going to the vice president's office yes. but i raced down there talking about eight key points in the new bill regarding the mining industry so really it looks like a tough discussion so long as the orders. so nice yet it's now seven forty one the president's meeting with the miners has just ended. here's another meeting coming up here at present the g seventy seven representatives are waiting for him up there. that in d.c. at the. i in love pass out but at this altitude it's not easy to run up the stairs corian is the camera rolling yeah yeah we have to run because we come from behind we've been told to keep up with the various events so we do our best we have to
move quickly all the time but it's not easy at this altitude you quickly run out of breath. we should call our show waiting for the president and instead of one day with the president. a. problem then where do we go. and where did he go to his office. booker is the same thing again. the other day he wanted to go somewhere but he couldn't find his driver because he let him go through so he got in a car and went out all by himself and all by himself a little yes so he knocks and a little girl opens the door and you want to see all of yetta what are worse so he goes hi is your dad harem she goes every yes yes it's evel. and it was seal very early six am she says of course his hair the young then
another comes out to his us and says. yes yes that's me mate can mean see class of course and let's have breakfast with the president so cute here service. took to. first it was. piano president residential piano. lays on its own. right upper left of center on to the next meeting and i'm. the same name. yeah they. know he's there not from one
person in the backseat one in the front. but they were. very close. to. this is it for a seat on the corner well they let us in. that number. either and there he is again at the next meeting is with the bolivian workers center right ok let's follow him right i mean i should mention the time because this is probably the sixth meeting today it's four am and where the vice president's office.
so the president's meeting with the believing workers center let's sneak in and take a peek thank you very much comrades representatives of the bolivian workers that are. still here your. comrade carlos has invited us to this meeting to start on the threshold. on a long. journey for the break now we're trying to catch up with the president's motorcade. we lost today just as we were afraid might happen here is our camera man got held up so now we're trying to catch up with a more tricky. but i think we're about to catch up. so let's only it's now eleven thirty am and the president's motorcade is approaching
the runaway in and out where am i going to board his plane was the press conference was over we had to leave immediately we almost lost the president's want to kate we were told to stay with it and they were to lose sight of it just now we have to make a sharp turn at high speed the way the president's motorcade moves around is like some sort of extreme bracing. now we're going to board the plane and fly to europe to some events and proceed by no president has had the seven meetings in a press conference where he talked to about the hundred journalists. here and pretty least. league only. did their own mortality waiting for the president to change clothes say. he needs
to pick beard because it's colder will wear. i will definitely be called there but they have no choice. here where waiting for boarding and we expect a lot from this treaty. recklessly and the crew members of the president people that. know. thank you so much. were coming from or. where leaving. us. in we're heading to a more rural setting where we will be accompanying the president morales. we are
with him on his plane. i don't think it's going to be a long trip it's in the highlands where it's even colder then and. there now that we're taken off. the. president there mr president is this the plane that was grounded to the vienna in austria. is this the plane that was drowned or the years. yes yes there was a kidnapping or a cool kidnapping always see so what happened afterwards to those countries for violating believe is soren t. . well they just follow the orders they get from the emperor are sure. activities do whatever they want right. you know the any of that
edward snowden wasn't on board right he wasn't there it was here. of course it was actually we're going to pick him up right down. easy and all they're going to let us do. a few in the elections and. you know you will go down in history you know if i win the elections you want to know what will happen if i win the elections a yes or. no if i win i'll be the longest serving president since the establishment of the republic. as of today. and it was decided to close in color one i had the longest term ten years from eight hundred twenty nine to eight hundred thirty nine if i win the elections and stay in office till january twenty second twenty sixteen he sees i'll be the longest serving president as you. can
do on some day and i. think what is it is believe in rum our traditional drink believe in rome you know locally produced i've never heard of it you want to try. why not but it's very strong i don't akio. care and was this blue thing. yes. it is blue label do you want some. but. it. was it was it bottoms up bottoms up yuri thought it was whisky at. that well i had to trade. do you ever go on vacation you'll vacation yes dancing playing. they say vacation is the best recreation. do
you go to the beach no not really. and all these my kind of occasion is opening new factories. playing and dancing is not my thing. how about traveling with your kids it could be a nice holiday. i took my kids to. school . but even during the trip. i had a few meeting scheduled with president hu mayors of some cities or some other activities. you do have a twitter account you know. would you like to sign up people tell me i should but i don't have time but you can use social media to advance your cause it's so important to date yes everybody says so. hello
it is the drumbeat of the war in america bill builds whether it's cold war or hot war dissenting voices really might have been there in the beginning slowly are either overwhelmed by the war boosters or they are deleted by the kind of institutional reflux as a washington and that's where we are today as things really really are moving fast toward the unimaginable which i would say is war between the united states and russia and i was one of the most outspoken opponents of the iraq war and it was very lonely and it was very clear that anybody who opposed that war came under attack from all sides and we did not have a healthy debate in the united states about going into iraq and people who were afraid to speak out against the war it was really remarkably foolish so in a funny way the situation with ukraine is not that different.
i think with them the most vital role of the press is to give a voice to dissenting view points to people whose experiences do not conform to the particular narrative that is being peddled by those in power so that their voices can be heard. in. the present. it was a terrible day and i'm very sorry to take a. once again on here there's a lot that are back with me here no planes. only one.
the thing. i know c.n.n. the most n.b.c. and fox news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate cut that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because when full attention and the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on we're going to be coming back. at our teen
years we have a different approach to the good because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not. ok i've. got to stick to the jokes while handling the stuff that i've got to. she that hill over there used to live there i walk around these planes every day. how long did you leave there a couple of years want and how long did you leave there why how many years did you leave there eleven years. eleven years i walked up and down these planes and you walked up and down you must have very healthy legs is this where we're
good afternoon h. cavalry regiment brown. good afternoon mr president for soldiers of the pluri national state our fatherland or death we shall overcome some more nation and perseverance long live police via towards the sea. very aware now in the town of perry it's a huge story moment for its residents the first official visit by president ever morales to open a new indication center and after his speech people give him presents and then he will open a new gym what are the locals are delighted with the president's music she received and lots of i guess from the. kids are dancing everything looks very beautiful. which i mean this people show their admiration for president morales laughter that
won't go to a soccer match where the president will take quite in the game. this . was i. was there two pm where. it's down in the sort of catchy district president havel is driving himself is right behind us local people gave the president a very warm welcome. which we are now headed to another place and so i don't know where he is going to play soccer or you know it was a great piece three zero nine pm crazy and they haven't yet the president is already on the field with the ball.
in. the. eye. i. guy he's the president going to the bathroom. and the shoulder good idea of him some privacy. manager in right leave him alone oh to see the poor man people follow him everywhere she can't even go to the bathroom privately and he's good at me i see that. but i see every way they do they always play so tough no
it's not an exhibition game they came through looking you yeah it was a tough match there so quick it's always like that so quick. but the reason they play with me is not because i'm president he has but you have to be careful what if you get hurt. but i don't play dangerously and even if i do sometimes what can happen to me. i today is an important date it's not a verse series where now in the city of. the department that costs a very important event where waiting for president this is about to arrive for the celebration of the nineteenth and the first three of us the movement for socialism the president for all this was one of the founders of the movement people from all
over believed to have come here. this first one thousand years the pleura national state of bolivia the country we built together. oh. yeah. as you can see the president is very pleased to be part of this celebration marking the nineteenth and in just three of the movement for socialism she made in the fischel announcement launching his election campaign for two thousand and fifteen two thousand and twenty. was
with arrived at the venue all this place looks very different it's a meeting with businessmen. i suppose there will be dinner served in the evening everyone. first of all let's welcome the honorable president of the pleura national state of belief. mr airball more or less i'm. quite a contrast with everything we've seen so far. and prior to this. the president was mostly talking to ordinary people. workers miners. and this is an official event where protocol means a lot. that the president keeps a certain distance for the people gathered here.
but this doesn't stop him from having a friendly relationship. with the business people in this province. that. suppressing his presence here is very important. the meeting music good illustration of differences that exist in this country. thirty pm the president has just finished his last meeting for today and so on impresario said. it was a meeting with the business people for a department which was really interesting and now we're on our way to left. so how old is the movement for socially is now. if you know nineteen. oh boy how did i play here we're good excellent with this reply i'm fifty five here
that's great. he scored three goals we. know five five goals i scored five goals we won nine four five goals. and i have a video of that follow on you. this whole really yes yes it's my knee is still hurting you see that's what i was talking about shouldn't you put some ice on it yes are you sure you don't want any. it's not going to swell really anyway you have to be careful. i'm careful but when i attack they knock me down. i was my fault. i'm sorry what are you. oh it was impressive it was awesome as i really. put balls like that. you know to them there's no president no nothing else sure. but you know my
schoolmates the ones i went to school with even less when i was just a little kid. you are quite old today. will i know one day you have nobody going back to my hometown or to knock out you know. the place where you grew up and i saw familiar face and it was a very. old woman. i didn't recognize her but her face seemed familiar. and i call her with grandma it turns out she was in my class but that's interesting because. i can tell you what a tired and i didn't get up at three so did they make it on time to meet you it's a good thing the boss was. punish you for breaking the labor code it's eleven pm and so it's been what almost twenty hours hours is a lot. i think we should reduce the work day
a little. what does the labor could say there is no labor code he said how long is the work day. yet eight hours. eight hours i get some extra work time wouldn't hurt because they were up by. eight plus ages sixteen pages last say to sixteen. plus another eight is twenty four almost a twenty four hours work day. and to morrow you get up at three again four thirty or five thirty four thirty do you wake up with.
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