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the claim that mainstream media has met its maker. with catalonia is independence referendum due to begin within hours police reinforcements raid while madrid says it's managed to shut down most of the polling stations. it's now been two years since russia launched its first asked rice in the end war torn syria we'd look at what's changed during that time and. grow chemical giant monsanto's banned from the european parliament after refusing to
attend a hearing questioning studies about its products. he wants it all to international live from almost has to do with me in a day or two to welcome to the program the spanish region of catalonia is on the verge of what could prove to be a historic decision with this independence referendum shy jeweled for sunday tensions are mounting in the region with extra police deployed on the streets and raids to prevent the counting of at electronic votes in crowds gathered to protest against the upcoming vote throughout saturday and in madrid spanish unionists staged a rally in front of the city hall the activist was seen singing the anthem of the fascist spanish phalange party a number of protesters also gave nazi salutes i understand since march between the true downfall from enough officials from. both sides tried to his face and is
excruciating. if it is disturbing it would. clearly be. our. adopting. you know people who. are against. it is the editor of the government over a whore who has crossed a very dangerous red line he has decided to resurrect the best of franco as i'm. hearing one demonstration the man attempted to tear down a pro independence bonna from bottom line is town hall but after trying for over a minute support on the sign would try to more democracy the protests to eventually gave up on caution about reports from the cuts on capital. this saturday as that last on the crucial day before the referendum on the end dependence of council on a kicks off and we've seen a lot of movement in those streets barcelona and across the region now this morning
spanish civil guard has 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 the spanish police cordon off the building now police presence has been tightened in different areas of the city especially on a major squares and around school buildings that will be used as polling 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 old 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 too late to send a message expressing that it will find a new scenario for the referendum for a whole his government will be the first to welcome it to say let's talk and even postpone the october first vote meanwhile this saturday we see him. 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. president of spain has been sleeping for the past five years appearing that time the government in catalonia has been preparing and fighting for independence and now the president has to act quickly and he's going around trying to solve this somehow through. the cold war here franco to the code they were they bought it but 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 comes be an arc east on friday there was some massive rally on plot a spine you know which is also located on their hard barcelona we've seen thousands of people super hoarding they rap for random mostly young people drinking flags of consul juan and also shouting slogans so as you can see as they date the referendum
droste and near 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 i think. i. was. at. the polling stations are defended by so-called neighborhood watch is comprised of local support in the vote they've been given until six in the morning to vacate the building that's only a few hours from now but so far they vow to stay and make show vote. does take
place but sometimes both the buildings and the standing guard come under attack in one of the schools for people sustained injuries to the neck and chest after they were shot with a pellet gun the identity of the assailant has not yet been revealed. another polling station at a secondary school was vandalized on friday night for station defend this was thinking that the time it is salt is how one of the activists described the attack . the close nigel we were preparing for the votes a group of around twenty people turned up and tried to enter the polling station they still did hanging signs writing graffiti on the walls and provoking us they were hitting things destroying things shouting slogans in favor of spain in favor of spanish unity and against the. meanwhile in the spanish capital people have voted in a mock referendum the question on the ballot paper was do you want catalonia to remain part of spain hundreds of people against scotland independence took part as
a division in spanish society grows the country's european partners are not rushing to offer help. but then if you don't i mean there's. nothing else there was a. little initiative. the little fishing on television you should cover either fear not to take a side for their reps or a referendum and they do pay their share not but as you say that those measures taken by. the government of madrid are not acceptable imagine if the president maduro venezuela has struck down the same things there will be every day russia scandals will come out resolutions could the measures everything and now we've got silence no i would like to the european to get it through their fear closure to do what you preach. their course. the spanish interior ministry
now says most of the polling stations which photo organizers had designated to host the referendum have been shut down by authorities law and order in the region is maintained by the council and regional police force known as the muscles. this replaced the spanish police locally almost ten years ago and is controlled by the government and the catalan forces have been tasked with preventing sunday's referendum from taking place however fears are being expressed in madrid that officers might not comply the spanish government has deployed national military forces the civil guard to the region to ensure the vote does not go ahead six thousand civil guards have been stationed at ports in the region arriving on cruise ships chartered by the spanish interior ministry they'll stay involved alone until october third. on saturday morning a convoy of police found left the port area heading into the city meanwhile the spokesperson for cattle and his police force says that while orders will be
followed it doesn't necessarily mean anything ruby prevented. the problem of the top of the main roles of police just to guarantee the internal security of our society in this respect police do not support those either for or against the referendum or are the catalans we have no choice but to obey 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 most probably we can't do anything about it. syrian militants have suffered the most serious losses in the last few months according to the russian defense ministry over two thousand islamic state and al qaeda extremists including sixteen eisel field commanders were killed in just eleven days the ministry and it russian air strikes also injured almost three thousand militants among those killed four hundred citizens from
former soviet states who joined the terrorist ranks the ministry confirmed that with the help of russian airstrikes the syrian army will soon dr eisold from the eastern part of dairies or and saturday marked two years since russia launched its air campaign against terrorists in syria our correspondent mark davis reporting on the anniversary in war torn there is all this is one of the many locations he's been filming for us since the start of the campaign. now on the second anniversary of russia's operation i stand in dead as sort of a city that was besieged by isis for three years one of the most horrendous sieges in modern history its people suffered they starved and they died yet they now have hope the city is slowly coming back to life but as with all things in syria it isn't that simple.
isis still hold a small part of the city and a few days ago they cut the highway linking did as ordered in the middle of this vast desert to the rest of government controlled syria this morning they attacked the airport if they had a sword but will force them back defeated that it has been a rollercoaster defeats and victories escalations and deescalation seize fives and betrayals certainly an action packed few years. this is the ad based in la takeo from which russian jets launching their suits he's against islam mix they thought gets in syria. whether it's.
one comes to the government's side of aleppo the sees what you see on your way here just a few hundred meters away from the front line that. we're in. 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 go. and did this to. you.
were as a syrian still reposition overlooking the industrial border of that is sort of the battle is said to be theists isis fired back as we filmed shells speak and fooling around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. life even did as order is still far from normal but at least it will be start. to death anymore. this is the map which shows how much time has lost in syria since the campaign began less than strongholds to fall into president assad's army according to the russian defense ministry eighty percent eighty seven percent of syria is now free of islamic state.
an. but the most significant came at the beginning in october twenty fifth be in the syrian government forces that point really on the rope. i feel we're at the gate of damascus. russia coming in leveled the playing field and favor the day for the syrian government you have to remember that before that point the western countries and the gulf countries had been sending we've been through the slanted force.
regardless of consequences or whether that actually helped i feel the west been powered through it and saudi arabia are continuing to pour in through the end to the jihadi forsooth but russia of intervention particularly with air strikes turned the tide. the g. seven summit in the italian city of cheering has received a less than warm welcome off to hundreds of angry protesters surrounded the venue. i think the word. clashes broke out between police and demonstrators voicing fury at the policies of the g seven economies several arrests have reportedly been made in moments to discuss prospects of a fourth industrial revolution protests on the streets of turin have shown no signs
a rate of interest i think urges people to say that rate of interest has to be commensurate with the global or the americas risk reward profile in issuing bonds if i'm a wall street bond and sure. many bugs in the market can absorb i should watch the price of our bonds go down you know i just can't issue bonds about 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 right.
welcome back to the program the saga of russia's recently closed san francisco concert has now come to an end as the last of the facility stuff from now on their way back home jacqueline vega has more. the last remaining diplomats from the now close russian consulate in san francisco have left the united states the consulate along with two trade missions one located in new york city one in washington d.c. were shut down with only two days notice by washington d.c. at the end of august and the diplomatic compounds were subsequently searched by the f.b.i. a move that the russian foreign ministry has called a violation of international law now the san francisco consulate itself did contain two different buildings there was the consulate and the diplomatic residence while the consulate itself has been under u.s.
control since the searches took place at the beginning of september the russian diplomats have had access to the residence under certain restrictions up to this point this diplomatic rift really began last year between the u.s. and russia when in december former president barack obama ordered the expulsion of thirty five russian diplomats and seized two diplomatic properties that was in response to allegations that russia meddled in the u.s. presidential election of course all of those allegations have not been backed up with any concrete proof and russia has denied them very strongly at that time no retaliatory measures were taken by moscow but after a number of sanctions were imposed against russia by the u.s. throughout this year there was the breaking point and at that point the kremlin said they could no longer take this lying down so at that point the kremlin ordered the u.s. state department to reduce their numbers their personnel in russia by seven hundred fifty five members washington then decided to take
a more tit for tat approach to the situation and what they called parity shut down the san francisco consulate and the two and axes like i said in washington d.c. and new york city sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister expressed regret over the rise in tensions that he says was not started by russia and those closures really did signify an all time low. in us russian relations and while tensions seem to have called at this point we can only wait and see if the departure of these last few diplomats will be the last word on the matter. french president emanuel micron has been hit by a fresh wave of criticism after cutting taxes for the wealthy he's responded by saying his latest tax reform is aimed at encouraging investment and promoting talent in the country however many people in paris don't agree mourning the new leader is already becoming a president for the rich and that the reform will only worsen inequality in france ati's charlotte do penske has more. how do you know when you not just rich but your
filthy wage. your fast cars and race horses and 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 can. 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 much 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 occur and sold out by the money that robinson 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 fear reus they claim that my calls government is only for the rich and the super rich so it didn't skate ot see paris. micron. economic
reforms have spawn numerous protests across france demonstrations have seen retired workers on the streets angry with taxes on pensions meanwhile student protesters dubbed micron anti used and small clashes with police a french left wing party member told us that if nothing changes in micron's policy his popularity will sink further. attracting a rich people to invest in france is always a similar government but mr macro forgot that france is one of the. best countries already the best country for. foreign investment is the market was elected we with them i guess you could rest presented by many medias like the new president meeting would change things and it was a lie because what is proposing is this same old politics that this is only been the first beneficiary for the rich are seeing the impact will be that less and less people. believe. and that is popularity will go down.
we can lead giant monsanto has been kicked out of the european parliament it's lobbyists were banned after refusing to attend a hearing it was about whether secret studies into the safety of monsanto products were flawed or exaggerated for commercial lands lawmakers also slammed the secrecy surrounding the studies. how can we be sure of develop the conclusions about the safety or otherwise of life a state when there is lack of transparency when it is publicly revealed by the latest us court case says that the scientific data provided by the company experts was falsified. glad to say that the m.e.p. just mentioned is used by monsanto and some of its weed chemists site can cause serious eye damage on is toxic to animals and people the world health organization claims it can also cause cancer the organic consumers association says monsanto's
happy to sweep under the carpet if it means bigger profits the stakes for monsanto are extremely high they have an eight billion dollar industry that they're trying to protect in the united states there are hundreds of people who have gotten cancer from exposure to monsanto's roundup herbicide who are currently suing the company we have a paper trail that goes back to the one nine hundred eighty s. that showed monsanto knew that round up causes cancer and. they have been able to successfully suppress this evidence and it was only until two thousand and fifteen when the world health organization determined that monsanto's roundup was a probable human carcinogen they've been trying to cover their tracks and convince regulators that things should proceed business as usual in the united states and in the european union they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars euros every year to suppress the evidence that their products are dangerous and to improperly influence
regulators and decision makers in parliament or in the congress if it means billions of dollars in sales to monsanto i think they probably would be better off continuing to hide the evidence even if it means being bad for lobbying world over social media facebook twitter and of course all websites all to dot com i'll be back at the top of the i was so stay with us. because it was. a no go zone it wasn't a problem but i guess we're kind of on this side of this yes. there's no syrup.
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