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boy. i. sunday's independence referendum approaches police reinforcements raid to barcelona an official said the vote could be postponed if madrid agrees to compromise. take john's take center stage in the scandal in the lead russian meddling in u.s. elections as joined facebook on twitter declaring it will testifying to congress. exactly two years since russia's first airstrikes in syria we take
a look at what has changed during that time. and a warm welcome my name is neil harvey and they say. the spanish region of catalonia is on the verge of what could prove to be an historic decision on this independence referendum for sunday and tensions are mounting in the region with extra police deployed on the streets and raids to prevent the counting of electronic votes. to bring some live pictures now this is the scene right now in barcelona and can tell you that we've seen crowds gathering there to actually protest the upcoming referendum would be similar demonstrations stace throughout the day right across
the capital on capital. and during one such protest the man attempted to down a pro independence banner this was from barcelona's town hall after trying for over a minute to pull down the banner we shred more democracy at the protester eventually gave up on tuesday in a culture of reports from bosler. this saturday as their last stand the crucial day before the referendum on the end dependence of cattle on a care staff and we've seen a lot of movement in the streets of barcelona in across the region now this morning spanish civil guard raided the center of telecommunications and technologist information to switch off applications that will be used to count the votes and we do know that spanish police cordoned off the building now police presence has been tightened in different areas of the city especially on all the major squares and around school buildings that will be used as calling stations on sunday spanish
authorities say that they have already shut down thirteen hundred schools across the region and this is really the half of all schools that catalonia has catalan officials say that they are ready to find a compromise for you know we have said to the spanish government that it's still not to wait to send a message expressing the will to find a new scenario for the referendum for who is government we will be the first to welcome it. to say let's talk and even postponed the october first vote meanwhile this saturday we see a lot of protests here in barcelona mostly people are protesting against the referendum to take place on sunday now we managed to speak to some people and listen to what they have to say. the president of spain has been sleeping for the past five years and during that time the government in catalonia has been preparing and fighting for independence and now the president has to act quickly and he's
running around trying to solve this somehow. with the cold war here franco to think that though they were they bought it that he's not democracy to me. what that thing is what to vote on how to vote it. and i think that votes just kind of democratic but it felt to me if you take it to the extreme it can be an arc east on friday there was a massive rally on plot this spiny which is also located on the heart of barcelona we've seen thousands of people supporting they rap for random mostly young people drinking flags of council lani and also shouting slogans so as you can see as they date the referendum drollness and needier the splits within the castle and society is getting more and more avid and with people from all stripes of society taking their views to the streets was a thank you thank you thank you thank you thank
you thank you. thank you i think i. thank you thank you. it. was the spanish interior ministry now says the most of the polling stations which vote organizers and designated to host the referendum have been shut down by all thora t's and extensions about between bedridden barcelona both sides a trading accusations of extremism. clearly . adopting. people who. are against. the government has crossed a very dangerous red line he has decided to resurrect the best of frank. law and
order in the region is maintained by the cattle regional police force that's known as the squad that are its replace the spanish police locally that was almost ten years ago and it's controlled by the cattle and government and the cattle and forces where they have been tasked with preventing sunday's referendum from actually taking place but fears are being expressed in madrid that officers might not comply with their orders the spanish government has deployed national military forces the civil guard to the region to ensure that the vote does indeed not go ahead six thousand civil guards have been stationed at ports in the region arrived on cruise ships charged by the spanish interior ministry they'll stay in barcelona until october third earlier this saturday morning a convoy of police found left the port area they were headed towards the city meanwhile the spokesperson for catalonia police force says that while the orders will be followed doesn't necessarily mean anything will be prevent. the problem of
interest of the one the main rules of police just to guarantee the security of our society in this respect police do not support those either for or against the referendum or the all catalans we have no choice but to abou the decisions of the court and prosecutor's office when it's about control over crowds and public order we have to see what happens in each individual case if we can't prevent something it doesn't mean we don't follow orders but the probably we can't do anything about it. google said that it will cooperate with us or for a tease on alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election it's the latest tech giant after facebook and twitter to make headlines in the saga to pin down outside interference early on twitter and published a report on alleged russian activities on its platform it says that it has banned
over two hundred suspicious accounts despite failing to actually link them directly to russia it also took a swipe at those hit r t by revealing confidential information regarding just how much this channel spends on twitter advertising. now u.s. claims against russia range from using social media platforms to meddling in the u.s. election and even disrupting the national football league former u.s. congressman and presidential candidate ron paul is skeptical about those assertions but i think it's a witch hunt that i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to they're very biased against that from him pain so far they haven't showed me an ad that was a that was a pro trump ad that was paid for by the russian government most of the time you could look at some of this stuff that's going around and i think it's all coming from sore losers i thought it would be better with more outlets and the internet to
counteract some of this but it looks like sometimes this backfires and i actually end up using the internet to try to stir up more trouble frankly i don't have the sensation that boy this is a big deal you know if we don't find out and find out exactly what russians did to our elections you know the end of the world is coming i think that's a bit of fear mongering i can understand everything that is being a used and going on i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election and now they're out there to sort of go after a witch hunt but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're involved too much around the world meanwhile the mainstream media are also not letting up in their allegations against the mosco
b.c. host rachel maddow accused russia of meddling just about everywhere actually from europe through to the middle east may become takes a closer look at the claims. i have reason to believe that russia does not watch this t.v. show so here's an experiment let's create a fake secessionist movement in the united states on the theory that russia will support secession of anyone in the west for any reason just because they'd literally love for the west to break apart lately it seems that rachel maddow covers russia more than any other topic for the past few months she's managed to connect almost every news event to russia she starts with fires at ukrainian ammunition depots but also conveniently fails to mention that such fires have happened multiple times two thousand and four in two thousand and five and two thousand and six but facts don't matter when her sole agenda is to blame russia now we might not be here to prove her wrong but we can however note that her reports are filled with in accuracies and we saw that this week in iraq where russia was
one of the only nations on earth that supported the northern iraq referendum in which the kurds noted this week that they should break off northern iraq from the rest of iraq and become their own independent nation now that's completely false the russian foreign ministry said in a statement that moscow supports unity sovereignty and territorial integrity but it doesn't stop there even somehow manages to drag catalonia into this there's also going to be another independence referendum this weekend in spain where the capital on the region is voting on whether or not they'd like to break off and form an independent state apart from spain turns out russia something that one too as she says russia supports the catalan independence referendum but contrary to what maddow says russia views the issue as spain's domestic affairs a position which spain's ambassador to russia believes to be perfect and accusations of course don't even in their pressure for years in this country as actively promoted the secession of. rachel maddow sentiments were quite similar to the rest of western media and one of the only pieces of evidence cited is that the
groups means contained grammatical errors but that's not the only time russia was under rachel maddow spotlight she's been accusing trump of colluding with russia since. election you're not having a terrible terrible dream also you're not dead and you haven't gone to hell this is your life now this is our election now this is us this is our country we know of the russian attack on our election russian efforts to try to elect donald trump president it did not seem to be a super labor intensive process it wasn't like an industrial process but you do need people to do the work they're apparently still working now this summer it's still against us even though rachel maddow is enjoying these record high ratings it seems as if political discourse has been reduced to celebrity gossip which is quite unfortunate that there is no longer some sort of boundary between news and entertainment. the g. seven summit in the italian city of two written has received a less warm welcome of the hundreds of angry protesters surrounded the venue.
clashes broke out between police and demonstrators voicing fury of the policies of the g seven and called the base several arrests have reportedly been mates and while ministers discussed the prospects of a fourth industrial revolution protests on the streets of to read have shown no sign of thing i think i think i think the theme i. think theme . now russia's antiterrorism campaign in syria turned two years old this
saturday after the break we'll take a look at just what exactly it's achieved. there are some nazis in the if it's not the mass of the voters but you know to say that our culture of atonement. all remembrance of nuns nazi crimes is wrong that's too much it's the attitude of some people in the. which by the way is no in the process of tearing in sales are. being way it was only about maintaining peace between states as an essentially
symbolic value when you have a militia as well. you have criminal groups. the symbol does not and you need robust force. welcome back french president emanuel micron has been hit by a fresh wave of criticism after cutting taxes for the wealthy he's responded by saying that his latest tax reform is aimed at encouraging investment and promoting talent in the country but many people in paris do not agree warning that the new lead is already becoming a president for the rich and that the reform will only worsen inequality in france do but he has more. how do you know when you not just rich but you'll feel fit bridge. cars and
race horses a definitely signs that either than a pretty penny to spend right. well not so much in france where the toys of the rich and famous no longer eligible for tax and that's causing quite a stir if you think this is. i think this is unfair but justice no longer exists in france there isn't a justice system anymore this is the hunger for power of a prince who wants to rule our country how he wants so grown government is only for the rich and he doesn't care about the poor we don't have a middle class there are only poor people who work for the rich yes i am outraged and we the young people should protest against this not cool switching how france taxes wealth his government claims that it wants to you have the extremely wealthy including tens of thousands of millionaires who fled the country because of the
country's old tax system and even though only a tiny fraction of french people pay the old tax money going to own m.p.'s admit they going to face a hard time explaining bass. how could i explain this to six year olds who own an old apartment that they will be taxed more than young trader's driving a ferrari so cool that the taxes raised under the old system of current sold out by the money that rolls lost by people trying to avoid it but many people particularly pension is say they'll be harder hit under the new system and they feel reus they claim that my coins government is only for the rich and the super rich so it didn't skate ot see paris. economic reforms have sparked numerous protests right across france demonstrations of seen retired workers out on the streets they've been angry about taxes on pensions while student protesters have
dubbed anti youth and sparked clashes with police a french left wing party members i spoke to was saying that if nothing changes in michael's policy his popularity will only sink further. attracting rich people to invest in france is always a similar agreement but mr microphone forgot that france is one of the. best countries already best country for. foreign investment he was elected with a media tycoon presented by media's new president. change thing it was a lie because what he's proposing is this same old politics that this is only been beneficial for the rich are seeing the impact will be that less and less people believe. that popularity will go down.
siri militants have suffered the most serious losses in the last few months that's according to russia's defense ministry of a two thousand islamic state and al qaeda extremists including sixteen eisel field commanders were killed in just eleven days the ministry added russian air strikes also injured almost three thousand militants among those killed four hundred citizens from former soviet states people who had joined the terrorists ranks the ministry confirmed that with the help of russian airstrikes the syrian army will soon drive arsal from the eastern part of. well these are latest pictures that we have filmed on the ground there syrian government troops continue their advance against are still currently clearing terrorist strongholds on the main road from palmira which is the key supply route to dare is all and incidentally today marks exactly two years since russia launched
of their campaign against terrorists in syria the decision was followed by a diplomatic dispute with washington the campaign is also seeing significant rapid victories on the ground. q . ok if you take a look at this map because he just exactly how much territory eisel has lost in syria since the start of the ad campaign most of the terror groups strongholds they fall in to president assad's army and according to the russian defense ministry eighty seven percent of syria is now free of islamic state party correspondents well they've been covering the russian campaign right from the beginning.
this is the ad based in love hockey from which russian jets launching this against islam ix they thought gets here in syria. whether it's. time the pilots are ready to go it's a moment's notice. it's quite incredible to be standing here in the pulse of the desert decades since fifty of. the people around the world feed would be reduced to dust in this amphitheater
laid down by the romans almost two thousand years ago that isis staged one of its sickest massacres the russian military considers that the crowding jewel of the operation here in syria. won't come to the government side of aleppo this is what you see on your way here where just a few hundred meters away from the frontlines. we're in the u.s. . and the rebels are pushing into aleppo. again.
the rescuers are now digging through the rubble looking for the body of a thirteen year old girl. and. they. were is a syrian artillery position overlooking the industrial border if there is order the battle is said to be theists isis fired back as we filmed shells began falling all around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. live in did as
ordered is still far from normal but at least it will be starving to death and the more. united states and russia have agreed to work together on a new project to build a space station that will but the moon the station will serve as a launch pad for further space exploration including manned missions to mars we spoke to former isis commander leave he thinks the joint projects such as this one will help nations to improve their relations on a. this deep space gateway is one of the key components of the new architecture that is more of a moon century now and it's basically a node a very small a human tended kind of a space station that will enable us to both explore the moon and also serve as a departure point to go farther into the universe including possibly or hopefully
one day to mars we want to go to mars in my opinion i think it makes a lot of sense to go back to the moon first because we want to make sure that everything we sent to mars before we send the crew there is going to work so we want to make sure habitats work the power sources parrot generators the rovers spacesuits we want to train crews there the moon is only three days away so if something goes wrong you can get your crew back pretty quickly when the d.s.t. does gives you a lot of flexibility for exploration and i would fully expect all of the partners currently working on the i s s and hopefully new ones as well when we cooperate together in a big simple program like that like a space program that trickles down into other parts of the relationship and that can only be positive. thank you for joining us here the sun today getting on international i'll be back with the very latest headlines of the top of the hour see the.
economic development is all about numbers really pleased to report this quarter we are one hundred six points. but what do we know about the other figures. when i think about the fact that our c.e.o. mike du made over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart is says he had. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. it's not just you know a free market. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are the just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly divided society
from the part of the government tried to do that nicely maybe. it might be making things worse. by saying this is not how complex some work this is our comp abloom goes hopelessly dishonest recently rome. capitalism requires capital which require savings which requires a rate of interest that encourages people to say that rate of interest has to be commensurate with the global war and then they say america's risk reward profile and issuing bonds from a wall street bond issue are and i was in the market or i should watch the price of my bonds go down i know i just can't issue bonds of goldman sachs every day billions and billions and that they never go down in price because the federal reserve is always going to print money to buy them that's not even remotely tied to capitalism in any stretch of the imagination that's a racket. labor
was founded for to be the voice of the many social justice and progressive train from the bottom up we have called on jeremy coleman to go to a minute chosen throughout my lifetime to saw you with the enemies of this country proposes are opposed to many all over this country and i'm very proud to present all manifesto for the many not the few things. someone. someone has. been has ripped off calls to quit after losing a key byelection to the conservative is the side his own head.