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breaking news on r.t. international police fired tear gas and enraged crowds in the u.s. state of missouri and a second night of street violence over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. a convoy of humanitarian aid heads from russia to ukraine's blockaded city of lugansk off to moscow in kiev agreed to a red cross led mission. the u.s. has to send weapons to kurdish militia in iraq which is struggling to push back heavily armed islamic state jihadists. and why has britain's biggest bank been pulling the plug on accounts belonging to syrian refugees and students.
are you watching r t international coming to you live from moscow it's good to have you with us. first this hour it's the ongoing violence in missouri in the united states riots offices in the city of ferguson have deployed to gas and rubber bullets against crowds of angry residents who were angry at the shooting dead on saturday of a black teenager by a policeman the eighteen year old was unarmed when he was gunned down and is to see it is there for us will lead people like you said of course tensions chaos and mayhem really have been unraveling here in suburban st louis in the town of ferguson we witnessed tear gas being fired at just a couple dozen people standing around on a street where of course people have been coming out onto the street in the hundreds and thousands since the killing of an unarmed eighteen year old michael
brown took place here the community is outraged because the young man had no weapon however he was fired at multiple times by a police officer and he died as a result of this people have been coming out. on to the streets protesting violence has been erupting and most certainly we can get in front of our eyes today tear gas was fired at least twice and one of those times when the numbers of people in the street really had died down it was only just a couple dozen people who live in this neighborhood and the police had issued several warnings that they would fire tear gas and they in fact proceeded to do this and of course so we do not expect any of these tensions to die down because the locals that we've spoken to most certainly intend to continue coming out to protest in outrage of what happened and while we don't know exactly what unraveled the police have been claiming that an altercation took place between michael michael brown and this police officer but many of the details remain
a big mystery including the identity of this belief a police officer who we know now is currently on paid leave and this is something that the local community wants to change they want to see accountability happen to certainly police misconduct and police brutality has been a huge issue in this country throughout the last several years. will be back with an associate throughout the day of course you can also follow on twitter updates and pictures. of the the in. in other news a convoy of aid from russia is on its way to the ganske a week after local officials declared a humanitarian disaster in the east ukrainian city kiev and moscow reached agreement on the mission which will be led by the red cross riff and is on the russian ukrainian border but here when it can clear the way has already started moving from a russian we expect to meet it here at the russian ukrainian border within the next
thirty or thirty six hours i have to say this is a very big coronation flows around three hundred cars and tons of humanitarian aid including food drinking water medicine blankets and some other things that people in troubled areas in ukraine may now need in this terrible who the very heart situation the officials in charge told us that the convoy was a tin result just clear but they are planning to travel all across the eastern and southern ukraine making sort of the big and small cities in the country we just came back from lugansk is seen ukraine and we have to say that the situation on the ground is very dramatic and very dangerous from humanitarian point of view over a city with a heavy a curious shelling of the city continuing people have to shelter in the basements the power station was damaged and this is why there is nobody three city in most of the cities districts connection is also very unstable this is why people cannot even call for help but it seems that so far the shortage of water is the biggest
challenge for the residents those who didn't leave the city and the country let's listen to these voices from the shelves sixty of their generation that is just what you did. you know they're very different than the little girl who took my mother because they live so far from the new i'm a good bit of the you could use the sort of good you could probably miss the god-stone we heard accusations from kiev that this is not a humanitarian aid but in such a way russia is trying to send its troops and weapons to you craig but just on monday the red cross confirmed that it went through all necessary details and agreements with the russian side also adding that they are also pledging to send their own humanitarian aid to ukraine but later. for people living in the two key cities and here the military sites are being told to leave their homes ukraine security forces say they're preparing a major offensive to retake done yet a new ganske well local militia warn of massive counter attacks.
this video is from a town in new ganske region it apparently shows the aftermath of recent shelling it's a residential area that appears to have been struck for residents in these regions aerial sold is a daily threat that ukrainian forces and local militia blame on each other. international rights groups and journalists organizations are stepping up the pressure over the disappearance of a russian photographer in ukraine i understand and went missing a week ago he have denied reports that he's being held by security services now colleagues of the thirty three year old journalist a drawing public attention to his plight with an online campaign hash tag free and the un expressed its hope that the ria novosti news agency reporter will be found safe the new york based committee to protect journalists is calling for standards immediate release and here's the reaction from human rights watch stressing that
andre has to be freed because there have been no charges pressed against him the european security watched also and says he has to be released condemning the practice of a resting journalists. that had to r.t. dot com for constant updates on the for the missing journalist and other developments in east ukraine we've got background analysis and stories of what it's really like to live through the conflict. militia forces in iraq's kurdistan are to be armed by the united states in an attempt to prevent it falling fully into the hands of jihadists who are tightening their grip with their self declared caliphate like weaponry and i mean nations will be dispatched but there are questions about what kind of much they'll be heavily armed islamic state fighters if you can reports. thousands of iraqis are helpless in the face of terror from the islamic state the jihadi militants are ruthless and
well armed this year hardest forces in iraq are probably the strongest the hardest forces in the region and in the world they are equipped with advanced american weapons and that's how they were able to ethnic cleanse the minorities christian and is the the minorities from many areas in kurdistan or south of kurdistan and now they're attacking kurdistan u.s. officials see no alternative to sending weapons to combat the extremists who now fight with american weapons you cannot confront isis with flowers at the same time flooding an already deeply divided country with more weapons could backfire in the future. there is no american military solution. in iraq. only way. is for iraqis come together and form an inclusive government president obama may want a unified iraq but the kurds have long wanted out and arming kurdish militia forces could lead to a permanent breakup of iraq any peaceful cessation of the current smoking rock
would like to bring the region that holds the date and multi-ethnic cities as well as major oil holdings they both kurdish and testing shared corey now is pressing as the current defense needs are the question is whether the weapons by the defense today. in washington are tending to track down. when islamic state militants captured a major iraqi cities like mosul they also seize weapons and equipment which the iraqi army left behind us made tanks trucks and helicopters millions of dollars worth of military gear was left behind when the united states withdrew from iraq in two thousand and eleven now it's sending the kurds some russian made a k forty seven political activist jairo told us the us is pumping in money to thwart an offensive that it created the conditions for in the first place. on the one hand we see the u.s.
look eating hundreds of millions of dollars to support fund and train opposition groups in syria the same time the us is supporting the iraqi central government against the armed opposition groups in iraq the confusing part is that. groups behind the uprising in syria and iraq are linked you know and armed opposition fighters in iraq is considered an enemy of the united states but once they cross the border to syria they are funded and armed by the united states definitely foreign interventions and foreign agendas in the region have opened the doors wide for all of these extremist groups this time and state is a small group with five to ten thousand soldiers mostly on pickup trucks they took out thirty five percent of iraq's territory in a week while america has long had an eye on iraq semi autonomous kurdistan in the
country's north which is home to massive oil reserves but large sections of the kurdish community also live across the border in turkey supplying weapons to iraqi kurds could put the u.s. in a tricky position with turkey which is long been engulfed in a violent struggle with its own kurdish population kurdish region of iraq is the one region of iraq it is more or less firmly under u.s. control the united states is against the kurdish movement in turkey because it doesn't control it in iraq which basically existing in northern kurdistan is a u.s. protectorate. and that's the the region that's where the oil is under u.s. control. basically the whole the get the name of the game from washington is to keep the oil money flowing in and isis is the seizure of the central part of iraq it's basically kind of iraq into three with the united states directly controlling the north but if. you if they believe us isis has leverage against the
maliki government but they're not about to allow. to come into northern iraq it's under direct u.s. control they want to bomb and force them back toward syria or. places where they're more useful to united states corporate military interests. phase of a jihadist threat in europe are saying one of its biggest banks tunnel it's on its account holder this person's h.s.b.c. is under five fatah getting syrian students i'm refugees without explanation we'll tell you more about that in a few moments. i'm abby martin the stories we cover here we're not going to hear any rights story. sometimes there's a reason they don't want to know. now let's break the set. this is the media lead us so we leave the media.
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groups have revealed a pattern of abuse that h.s.b.c. which has been closing accounts belonging to syrian refugees and students living in the u.k. part of boy i've met with some of those being financially frozen out. i've never expected that you know so that was a very shocking american from here on to put my car and just one of my car when i called the bank and i discovered that you know there was a word that my count was close images from syria he's in the u.k. on a student visa studying at london's institute of education in december his h.s.b.c. bank account was suddenly closed with no explanation they said that you know our records sure this decision by the bank is not based on you as a customer i don't find it hard not to think about it other than discrimination and he never made any transfers to syria you know not even outside i'm not from the regime i'm just the student here so why am i like. targeted
the u.s. the e.u. and the arab league have all imposed sanctions on syria first of all this is the look of what's of course an investigation by the independent newspaper revealed that a number of syrian citizens living in the u.k. have received letters from the bank telling them that their accounts would be shut down h.s.b.c. cited increased requirements concerning payments to and from sanctioned countries two years ago h.s.b.c. was fined nearly two billion dollars by the u.s. after it was discovered that mexican drug money was being laundered through its accounts the bank now says that it follows a five assessment system of its customers but critics say that in trying to stay out of more trouble the high street bank has been overzealous and h.s.b.c. spokes person told r.t. . ages b.c.
is committed to adopting in enforcing the most effective standards to combat financial crime across its operations globally this applies to customers with links to a country that is subject to international financial saying. it's not just syrians living in the u.k. who have been left on able to access their cash though last month h.s.b.c. closed the accounts of three muslim organizations one of the groups has said they believe their stance on the conflict in gaza may have triggered the move h.s.b.c. didn't outline a specific reason for the account closures but said that the organizations fell outside of what they called their risk appetite now the banking giant that calls itself the world's local bank could face a formal grilling in parliament to get to the bottom of the accusations of discrimination by ethnicity. london. so more news from around the world now and severe water shortages in colombia have sparked clashes
there were arrests and injuries as crowds demanded the government do more to tackle the crisis dry weather and he ways have been causing increasingly severe droughts some areas have gone almost a year without rain colombians are also angry over high water taxes bad infrastructure and the contamination of supplies. an intense search is underway after hundreds of prisoners escaped from an overcrowded jail on the outskirts of haiti's capital three hundred twenty nine inmates escaped during an attempt to free the son of a prominent businessman who was being held on kidnapping charges a large reward being offered for information leading to his recapture police have so far managed to find ten of the other prisoners may have fled across the border. now with money being tied to greeks have been literally pulling the plug power consumption has slumped and the state run electricity industries being lined up for privatization as marine acosta reports that's got the industry's workers deeply
worried for their futures. marches strikes and power cuts this is how electricity workers are responding to government crimes to liberalize the greek energy sector so i understand their concerns will travel to one of the largest mining areas in the country the plants here i'm telling my that and the surrounding areas used to produce seventy percent of the electricity while the economic crisis slashed overall demand and the national output dropped to roughly fifty two percent having said that the public power corporation remains the main employer here and the people who live in these areas fear that with this product i say sion the government is not only slowly selling the public well but it is also jeopardizing their livelihood which has already been dealt a blow. to the us will be able ready expropriated our land for public interest without even asking us we're talking about one bigger than the size of up until now
locals were given preferential treatment because of that whereas the guarantee that a private investor will choose to avoid these people this place could become that there is no security you will be slaves and dependent on big corporations greece currently owns over fifty one percent of the country's biggest electric power company but its plan and suspend all thirty percent to comply with its bailout conditions said by the european union and the national monetary fund it's a move they all believe will attract investment increase capital flows and improve quality as well as efficiency and the sector. we have successful examples of privatization the arguments you hear now against this are the same that were used during the partial privatization of the main telecoms provider in the end we got great results for the greek people lower prices and higher quality and in this case two we'll see how successful competition will result in higher quality of service for all but back in the mining fields people are not convinced and even though the
government promises that. only good can come out of this it's falling on deaf ears thank you very. soon to turn the government has been saying not a single public workable be fired thousands were let go they said salaries won't be lowered but they were by over fifty percent this government never tells the truth no one believes them anymore and the money they will get from the sale will go to the public power corporation not the government and it will only equal one year's profit or. greeks are having a hard time letting go of a company which contributed to the growth of their economy for sixty years but since the government is going ahead with this privatization plans these people are going ahead with their rotating blackouts hoping that one day their opinion will be taken and so account merino call survive reporting from greece for r.t. . and other news openly supporting the plight of palestinians in gaza has got
a couple of hollywood stars in trouble they dream of that penelope cruz and her husband. could be blacklisted for speaking out that stories are not a dot com right now. but again a poor performance the us state department officials online will tell you how that now getting coaching costing half a million dollars so they can perform better in front of lawmakers in congress after a string of embarrassing displays. your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't afford college to different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still pains tear jerking poetry keep count norrish. we post only what really matters. to your facebook news feed. now being a law abiding citizen in germany isn't as simple as just knowing right from wrong
and there are a few quirks on the statute books which could get you fined for some serious crimes pita all over explains. the stereotype is the people of a rule and the law. does have its roots in some half truths and as anybody who's ever tried to cross the road in berlin will know do it before the green man tells you you're allowed to and you can expect the scorn of your fellow pedestrians but there are some laws on the german starts you have books that are just plain wrong because. and if it's been a while since the last filled the tank be warned you are out of petrol only out so you are eligible for five points on your license this is a rule zero most drivers would say is pretty just. no right now though. even in the comfort of your own home you not safe from some of
the stranger laws that exist here in germany. because if a chimney sweep knocks at your door then you have to let them in the. country. and it's pretty much nothing you can do about it was the laws say that office building a view of the sky. from plying their trade ignites the ashes of the last war and can't be displayed at home after crim a shit and finally here in germany pillow is actually considered as a passive weapon and if you hit somebody with one on that you can be charged with assault. see you in course these are all of artsy early and. coming up next to an international look at why section a sold scene colleges across america go under reported stay with us.
it was recently revealed that under the guise of an hiv prevention workshop and as tourists you know latin americans were sent to cuba by the u.s. government to overthrow that government yes the u.s. agency for international development organized for these young people to go to cuba to recruit and set up new political activists however the infiltrators were not very good at their jobs and the cuban authorities were able to nab these well funded travelers in their country this is nowhere near the first time that the u.s. government has tried to meddle in cuba in two thousand and nine usa he tried to set up a twitter like program to organize people in cuba and we can't forget about the ill fated cuban television airplane that was supposed to bombard the island with western media that was totally blocked by the government during the cold war i could see the justification to dominate cuba if the us didn't have influence in
a country that automatically the soviets did but now what is the justification why does the us need to infiltrate cuba and by what right cuba doesn't have nukes put in america and they have limited industrial capacity they can't do anything to anyone just leave the poor island alone and let the people there figure out their own future without the us state department's help but that's just my opinion. you got a lot of sneering and negative press for your engagements here in russia especially public appearances frequent and even though they weren't explicitly politically or just supporting sports. that some people through she has become very adept at is controlling the media lose them. right here on c.n.n. do i think c n. you know completely telling it like it is no i think. it is bought and paid for.
in the way people get their information. the way people value their money their relativity and the way people. relate to each other but with technology. based. completely objective store transparent and turn all these relative differences are the way. paradigm for a new era of absolute truth. your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't. call it different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course. your ex-girlfriend still pens tear
jerking poetry keep. ignoring. the post only what really matters. to your facebook. america's colleges which through television and the media have become very familiar . with campuses american football. cheerleaders and the notorious parties. it's a life young people dream of but behind the picture post is a night the students. one in five will be a victim of rape during this studies according to the figures published by the department of justice. how and why is this happening.
for the first time some of the victims of the epidemic. we are in los angeles. tells her story. i was raped in december two thousand and ten and. the morning of december fourth two thousand and ten in my bed. in the cardinal gardens housing contacts at the university of southern california. i didn't know what to do i suppose they know over and over and over again and i stopped after a while because it just didn't mean anything to them. say let's was a boyfriend. do you remember anything happen last night and he said we had. said yeah we had said no no and. slack and. i was so drunk i don't remember the sex all i was just thinking we had sex. and yes
i could have been more aware if i had been raised in an environment where i knew about date rape but i didn't and this is something that people want to talk about and like i didn't know what to look out for because i didn't think that people who are capable capable of doing i didn't think people did that to each other when they knew each other i thought rape was a stranger in the bushes. the life is dominated by the fraternities groups of around thirty students. they are identified by the greek make up the fraternities name. they're everywhere and organize and. angelos is a whistleblower.