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crow 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 soley on russia using rhetoric to pave the way for tougher u.s. and e.u. sanctions against moscow. this once thriving factory has been idle for two years now the foreigners are leaving and the contracts have tried out also the crippled and a dependent economy of afghanistan facing financial collapse as international investors threaten to pull out alongside foreign troops. and immigrants form their own party in the u.k.
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to counteract their negative image of foreign workers created by a media stories and right wing politicians. worldwide news live from moscow it's r.t. international with me will receive thank you for joining us today approach unity rally in the ukrainian city of holocaust spun out of control and bring in violence here activists defying the authority of kiev found themselves outnumbered by nationalists who were holding the march. now both sides used pounds and stones and several people were left injured for the fighting was allegedly triggered when arguments broke out protesters also damaged a car reportedly because the driver was an anti government supporter. and all true
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nationalists marched through the center of the city over move off the rally was held to mark the anniversary of the first ukrainian volunteer division that was formed to fight alongside the fascist german army in world war two a neo nazi parade was joined by people from neighboring regions and countries. in donetsk activists demanding more autonomy took over a media complex they did so to restore the broadcast of russian t.v. channels. paula samir is in the region she has this report. of around five hundred protesters who gathered indignities 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 before this action they because it is meeting in the same tune of dimiss 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 indicates have cont'd out reportedly ballots for we are coming with the
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brain damage that is due to take case on maybe 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 could rise ation in the town of new guns candidates of people have gathered in support of should rise 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 they want to with the random to be hoped it was a calling on the government to give amnesty to all the people that they have arrested. and with no solution to the ukrainian standoff inside just one pod he which is not even involved in the conflict is taking 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
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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 the buildings they've been doing that russia has not lifted a finger to help now some however beg to differ saying that while russia called on all parties to follow the geneva accords as they were signed kiev is pushing only the protesters to fall in line it's quite clear from what mr lavrov has said and has been saying that me 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 and there is it coming out of washington there is a degree of one side in this and also not looking at the whole picture again to the things that happened it indicates a strategy of blaming one side faces the other put them into
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a what's wrong with this whole thing is nobody who is in a situation as it transpired in kiev it now appears that kiev government uses the geneva can do agreement to basically for a tick to tactical advantage to stick it to the eastern part of 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 in washington and new penalties could be introduced as early as today by both the u.s. and the e.u. although their approaches and we differ a lot is pretty or all of it has more details from body 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 there is
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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 the 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 paean union has closer ties with russia in terms of trade as well as in terms of energy a vast amount of the energy used in europe comes from rushes gas supplies so it doesn't want to to upset the applecart too much 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
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ukraine lay down their arms and that is 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. all of us spoke with them just a short while ago now the dispute over ukraine is raging online their so-called culture troops are dropping bombs like there's no tomorrow details here with artie's alexia ships. 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 parochial 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
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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 post 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
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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. the differences between moscow and washington over the ukrainian crisis have revived some remnants of the past and today's cross-talk people of 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 your way next. 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
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dropped to. fifty. if you are just joining us welcome to the program here on r.t. international. afghanistan is preparing for a presidential election runoff with the country's former finance and foreign ministers all competing for the seat of power but whoever claims the position will be faced with an economy going rapidly downhill. now the country has been long reliant on foreign aid since two thousand and two around one hundred billion dollars has been poured in from abroad without stream of investments may soon dry up and the country's domestic income isn't enough to even pay for security at the
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same goes for trade afghanistan's main legal exports are fruit vegetables and scrap metal all in all they're worth just around four hundred million dollars though everything else is imported including the machinery and refined petroleum catherine off now has more on the prospects for afghanistan's finances. 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 live for ever lost something which
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is not real in that sort of time to be heard 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 really really has not been diagnosed in
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a community and not bad when government itself has not made good progress and that it needs to have this to say to people that this is the big mess and the economy in afghanistan actually doesn't exist as 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 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
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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 made the u.s. forces spend more than one hundred billion dollars even a fraction of. falling into the afghan economy you know significant and now that there's disappearing in with a lot of businesses a lot but not all of the tab of some processing company 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 needs if they had the situation would be far better today but the lack of security has made people afraid of long term investors overcoming those fears is a massive challenge more than
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a decade of easy money created and a dependent state 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 to seek out the no party couple. and we are inside the devastated country will be showing our series of reports from lucy on the ongoing situation in afghanistan. trisha. violent. drug. abuse you receive reports on realities. today.
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closing in on the world update but for now on the program on r.t. international in recent months the u.k. media has been flooded with scare stories about the threat posed by romanian immigrants it's gotten so bad that a group of them about created a new political party to counteract bad negative image in britain and try and promote european solidarity is on 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.
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i don't like the fable 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. york from six o'clock. which is why remain as most famous export is now lending his support to britain's new political party the europeans party may be missing an apostrophe but it's registered and ready for the electoral roll they move. to make a stand. differently. migration and. to make. my get more involved. because this is very important. don't have a voice here just about to keep the party's president is keen to point out that
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it's not just for remaining games ever since the rise of anti immigration party you kit 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 filming my grandmother's world so i feel like i can feel a little bit not come down but people are more desirable this happens to be the. ok sion of the third major meeting of the europeans posse weather strategizing and talking about candidates for local elections. oh. 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 which gives a negative impression of. rumanians space navy but i thing all
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are done negative with these tests for a friday reality small sloop and speaking of fake reality they are saying that we had here we would be hearing a media and since all we do is be very easy for us to be elected. with every part of the it's it's fair and all. the happy go lucky romanian and so fitting mascot to this political party. and over on our website there's all the wheels of justice literally the united arab emirates has introduced a double decker bus to house off old courtroom and it starts you can find out why via our website right now. and while you're there you can head to the in motion section to see how a chinese company is using three d. printers to build those towers and.
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write the same. first rate. and i would think that you're. on a reformer's with the. instrument. to be in the. it's time for a global snapshot here on r.t. international into the world up there we go a powerful tornadoes have battered central and southern parts of america sucking cars and destroying houses at least eleven people have been killed in arkansas two victims reported in oklahoma officials there while the death toll could rise as they comb the dead very. over a thousand muslims who were previously come under attack from a christian militia in the central african republic have fled the capital they were
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guarded by african peacekeepers as they headed to the relative safety of the north it was 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 a struggling to end the months of sectarian violence that has claimed thousands of lives. and riot police in taiwan's capital used water cannons to player a sit in the hundreds of protesters against nuclear power and sunday the country's president agreed to stop the construction of a controversial nuclear power plant that triggered mass rallies the activists are worried it could bring major risks to the facility is being built in an area that is 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 the gulf nation has seen over three years of protests and violence since the shia majority started an uprising
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against the sunni. well thanks for joining us a reality international. sophie shevardnadze about to pop on to talk about to talk with the journalist chris hedges about the brutal media war right now between moscow and washington but if you're in the u.k. cold war is on capitol hill and there were new diety ologies. series of a couple of cases tried to. make a point of going to want to thank you. for the story changing every minute.
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somehow they know how i laughed so well. my our last wife but. most of us think that's so many times. these cases it's moments. sometimes from nothing which. is so mean and simple. it's not just any of the story he's giving jobs if he saves the day stage eight look easy. but the speech was. right on the scene. first rate. and i think butcher.
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on our reporters twitter. and instagram. to be in the moment on mom. welcome to sophia shevardnadze and now with a new chill and u.s. russia relations undeniable both sides are locking horns over ukraine with a swimming the other for the cast 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 run a world where ukraine is getting more solid by the day and while the size of. the
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battlefield is already seeing the actual. information from. the war of words the battle of the twenty first century truth of it and who's paying the price for the information conflict. chris hatch is 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 are very wary of having any journalist voice of 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
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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
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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 off a chair for mr gave us interview actually i was the one conducting the interview focusing there around ukraine and then the state department hasn't really addressed. relatives concerns very crane said it prefers to steer the debate towards the channel loughborough chose to give an inch of it to its propaganda talk a way to save a real 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
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to disseminate i'm in a foreign correspondent my job was often times to report. on incidents and events that puncture that narrative and that was true with every administrator and 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.
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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 artie is and so are 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 paid to which media says what like in an argument u.s. state department used fake photo evidence is that later gets quietly to bunked 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
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apologize but it was hidden in the fine print and public opinion is obviously 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 and 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
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about. all. you know foreign policy issues that the united states has invested themselves in whether that's afghanistan whether that's a rocking of 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 a short 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 facials from the white house are still using that argument and they have what questions asked to their validity i mean is it 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 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
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the war they created these utterly fictitious stories about iraqi soldiers dumping infants out of and debaters and hospitals and 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 mean i'm thinking it's not even overestimation to say that we're definitely in a saying media war or information war is probably the new type of war in twenty first century is 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
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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
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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 your fuel in 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 a 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
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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
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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 end 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 as as punishes says as the lies of the chew you acco by those in power are of course what is. short break now when we come back we'll continue south with chris had just price one hundred journalists and we'll talk more about
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whistleblowing and total surveillance and the implications of the information stay with us. it is the drumbeat of the war in america bill builds whether it's a cold war a hard decision to voice 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 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 i was one of the most outspoken opponents of
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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 a wreck 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. economic pressure to court. nominees finale. arts. what if.
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malnutrition. violent. drug addiction. coverage. corruption. what are the news you. see company reports on afghan realities.
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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 price 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
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a bit individualistic and 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 save you from pressure from your religious schoolmates but it will keep your conscience clean before the eyes of god or not god whichever you prefer but that's just my opinion. we're back with chris hatches author prolife surprise lara talking about media wars now chris. 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
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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 play too much work to stray from cliche as that actually sell or is it a conscious decision to follow them to sell more maybe it's career careers i mean you. know fortunately. probably the majority of journalists are career 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
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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 it irish tourism i mean you know there are 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
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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 government seclusion 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 the british spies who you know fled than 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
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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 doesn't really change the fact that we're still all being surveilled when it's all still happening so do you think it makes their eyes snowden affair lose absolutely nuts over. 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
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surveillance state. i don't there's certainly no movement within the structures of power there's no mass movement on the street. and. 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 are relations now that's a pretty big deal that's a huge honor right but does that signal
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a wider acknowledgement of snowden's revelations and wrongdoings 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
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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 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 maybe 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
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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 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 the american government. to be able to give you an astute answer but right now i want to talk to you a little bit about america's interests or says america's principles choosing washington state foreign policy goals and its interests always coincide because
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sometimes it does seem like i did i'd say it's 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 or 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
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they do things we don't like. because you know we're seeing kind of 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 nato ships and take and the black sea troop surges in the history or back cetera but we're already seeing how cautious americans get when there is talk of war and i mean american public polls 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 us really. i mean i'm worried about it and i'm worried about it 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
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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 human overtures made to ukraine into nato is insane. and. so but i you know and then 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 war. that's the case. all right i hope you're right thank you very much for this interesting insider the interview prize winning journalist and author talking about the media wars and twenty first century thanks for being with us that's it for this edition of said.
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go. 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 soley on russia using rhetoric to pave the way for u.s. and e.u. sanctions against moscow. this one finding factory has been idle for two years now the foreigners are leaving and the contracts have tried out also the crippled aid to dependent economy about facing financial collapse as international investors threaten to pull out alongside foreign troops. immigrants for they form their own party in the u.k.
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to counteract the negative image of foreign workers created by media stories and right wing politicians. welcome to monday headlines on r.t. international from a role received in the news team welcome to the program the pro unity rally in the ukrainian city of how to cough has been out of control ending in violence nationalists holding the march clashed with protesters who were defying the authority of kiev. now both sides used babson's stones and several people were left with injuries the fighting was allegedly triggered when arguments for ocala protesters also damaged a car reportedly because the driver was an anti government supporter and ultra
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nationalists march right through the center of the city over move off in western ukraine the rally was held to mark the anniversary of the first ukrainian volunteer division which was formed to fight alongside the german army in world war two the neo nazi parade was joined by people from neighboring regions and countries. in donetsk activists demanding more autonomy took over a media complex they did so to restore the broadcast of russian t.v. channels paula syria has this report from the region we're talking here of around five hundred protesters who gathered in dentist 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 wasn't meeting in the same two of dennis in support of it for a moment after this meeting you had these protesters marching towards the media complex now supporters of federalization indicates have cont'd out reportedly
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ballots for we are coming with the brain damage that is due to take case on maybe eleventh and we are hearing that more than three million ballots are to be reported are to be printed summit meetings have been held in high court and guns both for and against could rise ation in me turn of the guns candidates of people have gathered in support of should arise they should now they presented and ultimatum to cuba what they say is that they want the status of the russian language to be recognized and they want to with the random to be hoped it was a calling on the government to give amnesty to all the people that they have arrested. and with no solution to the ukrainian standoff inside just one pod he 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 recent speech in malaysia there was a glimmer of hope after the geneva accords that ukraine would follow through on its
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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 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 they were signed here because only pushing the protesters to fall in line it's quite clear from what mr lavrov has said and has been saying that he 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 says the other put them into
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a what's wrong with this whole thing that europe is nobody looks in a situation as it transpired in kiev it now appears that kiev government uses the geneva can do agreement to basically for a tick to tactical advantage to stick it to the eastern part of the movie 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 in washington and new penalties could be introduced as early as today both by the u.s. and the e.u. though their approaches so we differ more now with our he's put all of our he reports from. what we are expecting later on monday that further sanctions will be implemented from here in europe brussels is is wanting to. place further
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punishments if you will a poll in russia 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 the circle of the russian leadership where is the united states house 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 paean union has closer ties with russia in terms of trade as well as in terms of energy a vast amount of the energy used in europe comes from rushes gas supplies so it doesn't want to to upset the applecart too much 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
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russia has maintained constantly that it wants. in the conflict in ukraine to lay down their arms and that is 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 now the differences between moscow and washington over the ukrainian crisis have certainly revived some remnants of the past in today's cross-talk debates where the u.s. is about to restore its cold war strategy against russia is a quick preview of what's coming up later this hour. to 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. thanks
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for joining us here on r.t. international the dispute over ukraine is raging online their so-called troops are dropping bombs like there's no tomorrow the details here with our ships. 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 parochial 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 valuable despite the fatalities potentially being their compatriots on the opposite side of
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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 service 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
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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. much more news coming your way off the international including our report on the potential economic collapse. stop. to build a. mission to teach.
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science technology innovation. to. russia. your friend posts a photo from a vacation you count four. different. repeats the same old joke of course. poetry keep. norris. i think. we're going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy that albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of
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a few posts and noticing. the faces change the world writes never. full picture of today's news. on demand from around the globe. locally. it's r t international welcome to today's program afghanistan is preparing for a presidential election runoff with the country's former finance and foreign ministers all competing for the seat of power but whoever claims the position will be faced with an economy growing rapidly downhill the country has long been reliant on foreign aid since two thousand and two around one hundred billion dollars have been poured in from abroad without a stream of investments may soon dry up and the country's domestic income isn't
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even enough to pay for security and the same goes for trade afghanistan's main legal exports of fruit veggies scrap metal all in all though barely worth four hundred million dollars everything else is imported that includes the machinery and the refined petroleum. and offers more on the prospects for afghanistan's finances . 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 the bubble economy which is not
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sustainable we can live for ever lost something which is not real and in that sort of time to be heard 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 for them is that 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
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collapse of the housing market is a symptom of a bigger problem in the past three really has not been good news on a community and 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 and the poor direction doesn't exist as 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 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
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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 nato and 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 of the tab or some processing company raises from farms across the country are sorted washed and packed up for export it's a picture of afghan success most business men focused on contracts from foreign of us and didn't build factories and things this country needs if they have the situation would be far better today but the lack of security has made people afraid
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of long term investment overcoming those fears is a massive challenge more than a decade of easy money created and a dependent state 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 party kabul. and we are in that troubled country will be showing you a series of reports from lucy on the situation in afghanistan. drug. abuse you received reports. today.
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i will get to the office he won't update very soon here on the program but for now in recent months the u.k. media has been flooded with scare stories about the threat posed by romanian immigrants it's gotten so bad that a group of them has even created a new political party to negative image in 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 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. that.
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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. to work from eight o'clock from oracle and. from six o'clock. which is why i remain his most famous export is now lending his support to britain's new west political party the europeans party maybe 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. don't have a voice here just the ball to keep the party's president is keen to point out that
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it's not just for remaining games ever since the rise of anti immigration party you can't europeans from across the continent have been feeling as well as they once were in the u.k. who was recently with a recession in greece i started feeling like others weren't so i feel like i can feel one could be. people more. this happens to be the. ok sion of the third major meeting of the europeans posse weather strategizing and talking about candidates for local elections. oh. 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 which gives a negative impression of. rumanians space navy but i thing all
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are done they could get these just for a say reality small group and speaking of fake reality they are saying that we had here we would be hearing a media was so all we could be very easy for us to be elected and what may be this part of the it's it's fair. on the happy go lucky romanian and so fitting mascot to this political party. and over on the website for you right now the wheels of justice quite literally the united arab emirates has introduced a double decker bus to howls off old courtroom and its star you can find out why it all right now while you're there check out the emotion section to see how a chinese companies using a three d. printer to build houses like those ones right there.
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right to see. her street. and i would think that you're. on a reformer's with. an instrument. to be in the. all right stateside we go to open up the oxy world update now powerful tornadoes have battered central and southern parts of the united states smashing cars and leveling houses at least eleven people killed in arkansas or two victims reported in oklahoma officials though warn the death toll could certainly rise as they comb through the debris. over a thousand muslims who have repeatedly come under attack from a christian militia in the central african republic have now fled the capital it
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was 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 have claimed thousands of lives. and why are police in taiwan's capital used water cannons to clear a sit in of hundreds of protesters opposed to nuclear power and sunday the country's president agreed to stop the construction of a controversial for nuclear power plant that triggered mass rallies and activists are worried it could bring major risks as the facility is being built in an area that is prone to earthquakes. and bahrain's the supremes criminal court has sentenced eight anti-government activists to life in prison they were a fugitive murdering a policeman and attempting to kill several others the gulf nation has seen over three years of protests and clashes since the shia majority start an uprising
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against the sunni monarchy. it was a pleasure having you with us here on r.t. international just a couple of seconds here it will be crosstalk with peter lavelle unless you're in the u.k. and you can find out what it's like to be the leader of a nation as we spend a busy day with the bolivian president evo morales. lucky . pluto.
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hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle after the famous but failed washington moscow reset 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 lost alternatives and in chicago we cross to john mearsheimer he is
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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 are 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 and which policies which factors which leaders how do you divide the responsibility back then in the for. forty's between the united states and the soviet union but
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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've 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 covert 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
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historical perspective is to argue that it began right after the end of the soviet union in the one nine hundred ninety s. right when the clinton administration began to expand nato so you've got historians will debate this question when did it begin and then the analysis will be again johnny and chicago this is a very good point that stephen brings up because we have south was set 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 balance or are we still moving to some kind of lack of equilibrium or is it the united states just has gotten used to being very had to man 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.
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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
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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 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 was the 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
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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
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your adversary it's going to reawaken all sorts of old conflicts will 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 you know they should not have been in power because they were misinformed jon i think one of the interesting things that i found kind of time to go ahead jump in got to tell you yeah 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
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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 the story ok go ahead john finish your second point we'll go to i'll go back to stephen go ahead 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
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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 apologized 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 behavior i'm 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
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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 by 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 imperial clearly is 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 rumor has just said out stephen it's a 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
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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 needed 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 is the right word but a lobby group called the american committee for east west a core and i remember included c.e.o. was a power forget his ations donald kennel tom watson of i.b.m. we included george kennan he famous. diplomatic scholar of russia i believe on the i'm going to i'm going to have had job here where you go to a very short break and after that show prickle continue more discussion containment state.
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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
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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 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
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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 kim 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
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american at age there are two sides to every story and to understand the 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 are 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 and went 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
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filter out dissenting voices john and i appeared briefly fleetingly like heretics living in exile someplace in the mainstream i know the feeling and i have no feeling i haven't 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 nely 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
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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
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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 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
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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 head to 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 shameful 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 create it could turn into a failed state it didn't have to be that way it didn't have to be
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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 the time summarized 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
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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 the ukraine 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
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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 that 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 if this is two thousand and fourteen but in one thousand nine hundred fourteen the major powers trip themselves into a war this is what stephen's talking about right now well 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
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germany compared to imperial germany the idea of trying to contain russia doesn't make any sense to me because you not talk. and 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 many thanks my guest in new york and in chicago and thanks to our viewers for watching us here narky see you next time and remember last time.
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pro unity fighters clash with antigovernment protesters as thousands marched through the biggest city in eastern ukraine attacking both people and cars. washington keeps the blame for ukraine's crisis soley on russia using rhetoric to pave the way for tougher u.s. and e.u. sanctions against moscow. this once driving factory has been idle for two years now the foreigners are leaving and the clunky. have tried out also the crippled aid dependent economy of afghanistan facing financial collapse as international investors threaten to pull out alongside foreign troops. and immigrants form their own party in the u.k. to counteract the negative image of foreign workers created by media stories and
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right wing politicians. news live from moscow it's aussie international with me rule research thank you for joining us for the program and we start with this news just in local activists in another eastern ukrainian city sixty kilometers from don't yet have reportedly captured the government building and police headquarters and they are apparently building barricades and preventing state officials from going to work. or is on her way there right now we'll bring your report and more details as soon as we get it well a pro unity rally in the city of how to call for spawn out of control ending in violence nationalists holding the march clashed with protesters who are defying the authority of. both
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sides using bats and stones and several people were left injured fighting with allegedly triggered off the arguments pro se protesters also attacked the car reportedly because the driver was an anti government supporter. and ultra nationalists marched through the center of the city of move off in a western ukraine the rally was held to mark the anniversary of the first ukrainian volunteer division that is formed to fight alongside the fascist german army of world war two the neo nazi parade is joined by people from neighboring regions and cultures. now in donetsk activists demanding more autonomy took over a media complex they did so to restore the broadcast of russian channels paulus lair is in that region she has an explanation right here we're talking here of around five hundred protesters who gathered indignities at the gates of the
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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 anything in the same team of did it in support of the referendum and after this meeting you had these protesters marching towards the media complex now supporters of food one station in debates have printed out reportedly ballots for we upcoming referendum that is due to take case on may the eleventh and we are hearing that more than three million ballots are to be reported are to be printed some of the meetings have been held in high court and guns both for and against federalization in the tone of the guns candidates of people have gathered in support of should rise ation now they presented and ultimatum to cure what they say is that they want the status of the russian language to be recognized and they wanted with the random to be hold it was a calling on the government to give amnesty to all the people that they have arrested. and with no solution to the ukrainian standoff in sight just one part he
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would not even involved in the conflict and is taking the blame in the west of failing to solve the crisis as the u.s. leaders make clear during a speech on monday. 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 in line it's quite clear from what mr lavrov has said and has been saying that me is trying everything to encourage people to disarm and that
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there are therefore active attempts to try and defuse the ukrainian situation if you look at him there if coming out of washington there's a degree of one side to this and also not looking at the whole picture again to the things that happen it indicates a strategy of blaming one side bases the other playing and mentally what's wrong with this whole thing that europe is nobody 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 while really 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 a fresh sign sions in washington or new penalties could be introduced as early as
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today by both the us and the e.u. their approaches are very different part of all of what has details from that. 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 a poll in russia there is disagreement between the united states and the e.u. over exactly what form these sanctions should take place and what form the sanctions should be in the european union wants to see more personal sanctions against those it claims are in the in the circle of the russian leadership where is the united states helps one 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 paean union has closer ties with russia in terms of trade as well as in terms of energy a vast amount of the energy used in europe comes from russia's gas supplies so it
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doesn't want to to upset the applecart too much 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's 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 and peter all of it right there there's also no unity within europe itself over the severity of sanctions against moscow terry mariani who's a member of the french national assembly told r.t. that cooperation not penalties should be the priority. and i would be very surprised that you hold european countries find a common position on the good because people are going to be saying we don't buy in
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and we can speak about sanctions and begin to feed the trolls as it were because we do have to respect i was sitting at dinner. some older countries say we don't speak about energy so we don't think about nazis that's why we are right unfortunately on personal or sanctions we don't call it the no nonsense from the strategic partner for russia russia is a strategic partner for all you this is a good mixture d.g. now used to be a free zone including all you know russia that's a good strategic once you open country so now with the problem we are ukraine is not to interfere with the look the money could be now the differences between moscow and washington over the ukrainian crisis have revived some remnants of the past and today's cross-talk people of l. debates whether the us is about her or store its cold war strategy against russia is a quick preview after the famous but failed washington moscow we said it appears now the obama administration is preparing to embrace
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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. and much more news coming your way after a short break including our report on a possible economic collapse a looming got stuck. if you leave with the economic ups and downs in the final months day the longer the deal and the rest look like it's going to be case you will be a briefly on a lead. foot
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the art of the story changing every minute. of. the time a no law no weapon and why a law like the claim. was false think that's setting the whole time lemon squeezer is mostly templates dilemma sometimes from nothing which led to this silliness. it's simple. it's not just eat up the stool we can still be just everything you say to be a stage eight look to be to us but speech was. just. a little. over my language of what i will only react to situations i have read the reports to
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the pollution and no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter part of the monthly budget is mr k.l.a. car is on the dock in melbourne. you know no more weasel words when you made a direct question be prepared for a change when you run should be ready for a bad. freedom of speech and down to freedom to crush. it's artie international thanks for joining us afghanistan's 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 going rapidly downhill the country has long been reliant on foreign aid since two thousand and two around a hundred billion has been poured in from abroad but that stream of investments may
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soon dry up and the country's domestic income isn't even enough to pay for security same goes for trade afghanistan's main legal exports of fruit vegetables and scrap metal all in all worth just barely four hundred million dollars everything else is imported including the machinery and that of the refined petroleum are these are caffein offers more on the dire prospects for afghanistan's financial future. of. 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 is created the bubble economy which is not
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sustainable we can live for ever on something which is not real in 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. 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 workers now countries are pulling out and for real estate agents the glory days are over. 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
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a bigger problem in the past three of us not international community and not better than government itself has not made good progress and that it needs i just to say to people that this is the big mess and the economy in afghanistan actually doesn't exist as it is needed for everything 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 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 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
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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 the u.s. forces spend more than one hundred billion dollars even a fraction of. falling into the afghan economy significant and now that there's these appearing in with a lot of businesses a lot but not all of the tab or some processing company raisins from farms across the country are sorted washed and packed up for export it's a picture of afghan success most business men focused on contracts from foreigners and didn't build factories and things this country needs if they have the situation would be far better today but the lack of security has made people afraid of long
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term investments overcoming those fears is a massive challenge more than a decade of easy money created and a dependent state rights 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. r.t. . and artie's inside the troubled country will be showing a series of reports from lucy on the ongoing situation in afghanistan. malnutrition . violence. drug addiction. and she cures. corruption. what are the values you receive reports on afghan realities this is an incredible. j n r g.
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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 group of them have now created a new political party to counteract the negative image in britain and promote that of european solidarity that. 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 victim spear rescued from romania and 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. that.
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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. 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. different. migration and. to make. my get more involved in the politics because this is very important i. have a voice here just about to keep the party's president is keen to point out that
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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. you know more recently with a recession in greece i started feeling like americans were so are a free market account you know you could not come down birds or people a bit 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. rumanians especially but i thing
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or done negativity is just for a say reality is nonsense and speaking of fake reality they are saying that we are here we will be hearing. saw you to be very easy for us to be elected. this. part of the it's it's fair. the happy go lucky mania and. mascot to this political party. and over on our website dot com right now the wheels of justice quite literally the united arab emirates have introduced a double decker bus to house a hold call for him and it's up to find out why it r.t. dot com and why you head over to the emotion section you can see how a chinese company is using three d. printers to failed policies exactly like those ones right that.
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right the sea. search string. and i think you're. on a reporter's twitter. instagram. the in the. are to some international headlines in brief let's get into the sea world update now to egypt where a court has recommended death sentences for six hundred eighty three people including muslim brotherhood spiritual leader mohamed badie were accused of attacking a police station lynching a policeman during the riots following the ousting of president morsi last july however of the five hundred twenty eight others sentenced to death earlier this month only thirty seven will not be executed but the rest given life in prison. to
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america where powerful tornadoes have battered a central and southern parts of the states smashing cars and houses at least eleven killed in arkansas all at least two victims in oklahoma officials warning the death toll could rise as they come to deborah. over a thousand muslims who have repeatedly come under attack from a christian militia in the central african republic have fled the capital and were guarded by african peacekeepers as they headed to the relative safety of the north around three weeks ago the un authorized the sending of twelve thousand troops to the country currently peacekeepers from france on the african union a struggling to end months of sectarian violence that's left to the thousands dead and so. and why police and taiwan's capital used water cannons to clear a sit in of hundreds of protesters against nuclear power and some of the country's president agreed to hold the construction of a controversial for nuclear power plant that triggered mass rallies and activists
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are worried it could bring major risks as the facility is being built in a seismic zone. well thanks for joining us or not international we come to you live from moscow just a second by now what it's like to be the leader of a nation that's here on our team we spent a busy day with the bolivian president evo morales. 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 the
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second class patriots and contributes to atheist prejudices well this really depends on how you see the united states is that 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 assimilate. it into and that culture is ultimately process 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 us is a country of rugged individuals so can't patriotism be a bit individualistic and 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 save you from pressure from your religious schoolmates but it will keep your conscience clean before the eyes of god or not god which ever you prefer but that's just my opinion.
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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 it every single day and he's very outspoken when it comes to defending his people. who are more or less has invited ever go injured to spend a day with him a day with the president. is
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that a friend were now standing in front of the came out of the presidential palace it's four forty am and president has just arrived where we are going to spend the entire day with president ever moralities ellis. when a really good morning mr president hi how are you welcome back around 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 you all great there are a few changes there will be one more meeting i'm afraid my let's get the camera
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rolling here is god w.c. at nine what's that you believe in warchest santa will they come here. now it will be at the vice president's office. 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 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 place down there talking about eight key points in the new bill regarding the mining industry so really it looks like a tough discussion in its own laws in order. to last year it's now seven forty one the president's meeting with the miners has just ended. he has another meeting
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coming up here at present the g seventy seven representatives are waiting for him up there. in d.c. at the. pass 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 very dense 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. for them then where do we go. and where did he go to his office. is the same thing again. the other day he wanted to go somewhere
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but he couldn't find his driver because he let him go to do so he got in a car and went out all by himself by himself a lethal yes so he knocks and a little girl opens the door and he went to see. what are worst so he goes hi dad harem she goes ever yes yes this is evel is it dad how and it was still very early six am she says of course his head the young then another comes out to his asia most and says. yes yes that's me mate can mean yes of course and let's have breakfast with the president so cute here service. took to trust that it's. piano president it's residential piano. talk i saw lays on its own.
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right upper left of center on to the next meeting and i'm. the same name. yeah they. know he's there now from one person in the backseat one in the front. but they were. very close. because. this is it oh i see on the corner well don't let us in. tokyo. for that number. either
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and there he is again at the next meeting is with the bolivian workers center right ok let's follow him when i mean i should mention the time because this is prohibited the sixth meeting today it's four am and where the vice president's office. so the president's meeting with the believe in work or center let's sneak in and take a peek thank you very much comrades representatives of the bolivian workers center one card i'm still here your. comrade carlos has invited us to this meeting to start an official dialogue.
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i'm going to break now we're trying to catch up with the president's motorcade. we lost it just as we were afraid might happen to come here is our camera man got held up so now we're trying to catch up with the 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. where everyone is 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 or to some events. by now president has had about seven meetings in
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a press conference where he talked to about the hundred journalists comes here and pretty least a. little each. day and their own mortality waiting for the president to change clothes say. that he needs to pick beard because it's colder will wear. i will definitely be called there but they have no choice. we're waiting for boarding and we expect a lot from this treaty. record us again crew members greet the president people that you don't. know.
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thank you so much you know where you're coming from on that. i must tell you where living in. us and we're heading to a more rural setting where we will be accompanying the president evo 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 than in. the us. there now that we've taken off. the. president there mr president is this the plane that was grounded in austria. is this the plane that was drowned or the years yeah yeah. yes yes there was
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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. they just 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 us actually we're going to pick him up right down. b.c. law they're going to let us know. if you win the elections and extol. 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
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president since the establishment of the republic. as of today. and it was decided to close it cost 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 is you if. you want some guy 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. but. why not but it's very strong i don't akio. care and was this blues thing is it yes. it is blue label do you want some. of. it. is it is
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a lot of it's up bottoms up yuri thought it was whiskey at. that well i had to try it. do you ever go on vacation built that 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 meetings scheduled with president hu mayors of some cities and some other
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activities. do you have a twitter account no. matter what you like to sign up people tell me i should but i don't have time but you can use social media. it's so important to date yes everybody says so. hello yes well. if you want. i think. that. you.
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can see what we. are.
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a different feel ready to join the movement then walk a little bit but. i almost told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i haven't read the reports i'm likely to put in the know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say that it is mr kerry you have a car is on the docket no god. no radio no more weasel words. when you made a direct question to me prepared for a change when you threw a punch be ready for a bad. freedom of speech and little down to freedom to question.
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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 how many here is the deal leave there eleven years. eleven years i walked up and down these planes and you walked up and down here last have very healthy legs is this where we're doing. people have gathered what people have gathered yes people have gathered. on our way to the education
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center now we'll go there after this place there's one more place i need to go to i'm going to play soccer there. good afternoon h. cavalry regiment brown. good afternoon mr president for soldiers of the poor a national state fatherland or death we shall overcome some more nation on
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perseverance long live believe 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 malus to 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 a lot of i guess from the. kids are dancing everything looks very beautiful. which i mean this people show their admiration for president morales after that go to a soccer match where the president will take the white in the game. oh . yes i was.
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almost there it's two pm. it's down in the sort of catchy district president devil is dragging 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. it was way at least three zero nine pm crazy and they haven't yet the president is already on the field with the ball.
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i. i i. you guys the president went to the bathroom. at the shoulder gate i gave him some privacy about the end of the night leave him alone oh to see the poor man people toshi mabry where she can't even go to the bathroom privately and he's good at that because yeah. but i see everywhere i go to 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
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careful what if you get hurt. but i don't play dangerously and even if i do sometimes what can happen to me. today is an important date it's not a verse series where now in the city of. the department the twelfth a very important event where waiting for president. is about to arrive for the celebration of the nineteenth and the first three of us the movement for socialism the president called out this was one of the founders of the movement people from all over believed to have come here first this first one thousand years the pleura national state of bolivia the country we built together.
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oh. yeah. 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 he made in the fischel announcement launching his election campaign for two thousand and fifteen two thousand and twenty. was . kind of a red car do you see the red car. where is there a car over there. that we're.
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coming up good evening right now nor do you think. we're on the road again it's eight pm and we're going to for a meeting with business people who are going with presidents watergate. 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 as the evening
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everyone. first of all let's welcome the honorable president of the pleura national state of believe. mr morales. quite a contrast with everything we've seen so far. i'm afraid to this. moment because 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. with the people gathered here. but this doesn't stop him from having a friendly relationship. with the business people in this province. suppressing his presence here is very important. the meeting music good
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illustration of differences that exist in this country. thirty pm the president has just finished his last meeting for today and so funny or sad he said he thought it was a meeting with the business people for a department which was really interesting and now we're on our way to left. why does that idea so how old is the movement for social is now. if you know nineteen. point zero how did i play that you were good excellent with this you time fifty five he had this great. he scored three goals we. know five or five goals i scored five goals we won nine four scored five goals.
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and i have a video of that follow new. poll released 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 you sure you don't want any me. it's not going to swell really anyway you have to be careful i guess 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 i really. put balls like that. yeah to them there's no president no no i think sure. but you know my schoolmates the ones i went to school with even less when i was just a little kid. you this deal looked quite old today. i know one
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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 where to read now i'm tired and i didn't get up at three so did day to make it on time to meet you it's a good thing the bosses can see you or that punish you for breaking the labor code it's eleven pm and so it's been almost twenty hours ours is a lot. i think we should reduce the work day a little. what does the labor could say there is no labor code and he said how long is the work day. yet eight hours. eight hours i get some
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extra work it wouldn't hurt because they went up by. age of sixteen pages last say to sixteen. rather than. plus another eight is twenty four almost a twenty four hours work day. and to morrow you get up at. five thirty at four thirty do you wake up without the alarm.
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economic pressure. for. three. months now a. part. of one. side. i think the most vital role of the press is to give a voice to just setting 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.
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cool places try to play. a pulling out of. your life for the short changing every minute. sometimes make no law oh well. my alarm clock ahead. plus some setting old time place cases most elite moments. sometimes from nothing which. is so easy. to slip just keep still we can still be just if you see a stage eight look to be. the teacher was.
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malnutrition. violence. drug addiction. corruption. what are the venues here lucy confidant reports on afghan realities this is an incredibly dangerous. it is the drone war in america bill 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 their deleted by the kind of institutional reflexes a washington and that's where we are today as things really really are moving fast
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toward the unimaginable which i would say is war between the united states and russia 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. see good lumber tourny two mccurry was able to build a new most sophisticated robots which will increase in at least dozen to cuba during a sound anything tunes mission. to teach me creation why you should care about
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