the girl i'd. love to do is it this is the central plank the floor dying at the moment i don't call them my job so stop. i. heard council on independence riots flare in barcelona leaving dozens injured as protesters decry a federal government cabinet meeting in the regional capital. starts for refusing to sign a pro is ready pledge a school therapist in the u.s. to texas or dorothy over the mandatory those bills that are in place in more than a dozen other states. particularly it's costing the mind that's wrong doesn't sound right you go to work to work you don't go to work for your outside life you should be able to have your own political views outside of your work.
instead mark decides the shaking hand is something more than just a friendly greeting has been made times of the countries that it isn't ship ceremony. shaking hands is a personal choice there are many members of the jewish community you would choose not to share cartoons of the opposite sex it's a sign of friendship if you don't want to be friendly if you don't want to mix in with the coach or if you don't want to be taller i'm calm. great to have you with us this saturday morning you're watching r.t. international with me becky airing our top story violence flares in boston alone as pro independence protests erupt in spain's council lonia region more than sixty protesters and police might have been injured with anger escalating over a federal government cabinet meeting in the region and regional council.
with flies less often barricades built the extra police were brought in ending with at least thirteen arrests a local journalist bush is up to speed with events. burma the cabinet meeting is held in madrid that as pedro sanchez it already and that is the actually also want to do it here in barcelona and people took it as a provocation because only one year ago catalonia declared independence so people obviously are angry because they want to be independent and they want to be separate separate from the hosting so as you can see a behind me you have signs of leave it at this is politico's which means these
libor rate the political prisoners still nine of them are held in detention and basically you have old people you have young people protesting and so trying to remember what happened here one one year ago so people took out of the streets not only here in the center but also they blocked a piece there were seven which is that three way leading to the airport so many people were blocked today and couldn't go home for christmas. authorities had hoped that relocating the competent meetings barcelona would reduce tensions in catalonia previous thought previously all parties have agreed to an effective dialogue a year ago a council on independence referendum was deemed illegal by madrid the region's leaders were arrested for a belly and sedition. responded history academic admissions newcastle university says the politicians completely misread the mood of the people.
more. money changed their mind. and. was not due to many. government taxes not truong everyone. this is the first time on this planet and. since the elections in. somehow. but we didn't want. the spanish becoming government. government because they haven't been able to do much in terms of legislation more unrest in europe this time in france is the so-called yellow vests protesters are preparing for a stick consecutive weekend of nationwide protests against government policies journalists on the frontline also run the risk of being caught up in the action of correspondent shiela do both takes us through some of the basic precautions they
have to take. and. if there's one thing the french really know how to do it's protest at all t. we believe that the best way to tell a story is to really get to the heart of it and that's essentially what we try to do as a team in the protests. but this brings its own difficulties and dangers so how do we try and stay safe well firstly we always carry a medical kit now as well as the basics i think that these little i washed pods are
worth their waiting gold particularly after being tear gassed. as you can see tear gas is being fired by the police think of this cheer gas going everywhere now tear gas is an irritant sickly if you're always you know is your mouth and your lungs and its effects kick in after about thirty seconds that can include difficulty breathing and chest pain it's a chemical weapon which is actually found from being used in warfare yet it's still used to control crowds to mitigate its impact we wear protective goggles like this and respirators and it really needs to be crazy on the streets of paris rubber bullets being deployed each she is streaming down my face again as a result of tear gas i can't tell you how many times now we've been gassed with all
the. glass bottles the stones the tear gas canisters and sometimes even molotov cocktails flying about having a hard hat is very important. and . when things turn particularly nasty the police have been known to shoot rubber bullets now it may not look like a very much but one of these little guys can cause some serious damage and they can even be lethal so try and keep my core area safe where this fast it weighs around two and a half kilos and the idea is that if i get a direct hit it's going to help disperse the impact and hopefully reduce any injury . thanks.
so that's the basics of the kit now we're all set for the next act. a partial shutdown of the united states government has come into effect the senators fell to approve billions of dollars for the border war with mexico demanded by president trump. we're going to have a shutdown there's nothing we could do about that because we need the democrats to give us their votes call it a democrat shutdown call it whatever you want but we need their help to get this approved so democrats we have a wonderful list of things that we need to keep our country safe let's get out let's work together let's be bipartisan and let's get it done the shutdown hopefully will not last long this is the third shutdown this year nine federal departments have stopped that what with almost four hundred thousand employees
suspended hundreds of thousands more will work for free until an agreement can be struck they've lindelof a founding editor of the online news website discount be happening thinks it's all a bit of a gimmick it's it's all theater it's playing to the media the media is making a big deal out of it. and it really isn't a big deal unless it blew up into something that was going to last for a month or two months or something and started hurting me in the government's ability to pay its debt on time as happened one time with this but it you know it's becoming kind of a joke in the united states that you know this super powerful super rich country can't come up with a budget every year and it's almost every year thing that trump has made it more so with this continuous threats to shut down the government but it's really a joke it is unclear how long the shutdown will last but president champ earlier
a speech therapist in the us is suing oath or if he's in texas off to being sucked from her job but another mentor is school for refusing to pledge she would never boycott israel this is required by a law signed in i have a dozen states prohibiting the employment of people with anti israeli sentiments. and explains. the first amendment of the u.s. constitution guarantees citizens the right to criticize the american government however if you criticize a foreign government you might get in trouble and twenty six u.s. states government contractors are forbidden from boycotting israel in texas employees are required to sign an oath saying that they do not and will not boycott israel or engage in any activity intended to sow economic harm one speechcraft just refused to sign the oath and was fired she says this violates her rights and she's
taking it to court it's a baffling that they can so it's down our throats you know and decide to protect another country's economy versus protect our constitutional rights and this isn't just a red state republican thing here in a liberal new york a similar laws in effect we are against the b.d.s. movement and it's very simple if you boycott against israel new york will boycott you we've been hearing what locals have to say about it think it's a little bit odd it's ridiculous crossing the line that's wrong doesn't sound right you go to work to work you don't go to work for your outside life you should be able to have your own political of views outside of your work because people can do as they wish i guess and you know you shouldn't put that on employees to be the one way or the other you can have someone sign. an agreement for taking another country congress even has a bill in the roster that would punish american companies were engaging in a boycott we must continue to stand firm against the profoundly by this
campaign to legitimize the state of israel through boycotts divestment and sanctions supporters of the bill say that it would only affect major companies however some fear it could be used to punish individuals were this legislation to pass federal officials would have a new weapon at their disposal to chill and suppress speech that they found objectionable or politically unpopular if there was a law forbidding criticism of the. american government we would see rioting every american is taught about the moral principles the country was founded on however there are many who feel that israel deserves a special layer of protection from those who might disagree with its rather controversial actions. r.t. new york. one hundred shake is supposed to be a simple friendly greeting but today it's causing something of a full out denmark has adopted a new law obliging people to shake hands as part of the ceremony to become
a danish citizen supporters of the law insisted send national custom and then tackle part of being danish the reason it's causing consternation is because of claims it targets muslims for whom physical contact with non-family members of the opposite sex is forbidden for religious reasons some town mez are refusing to comply it's against my conviction to have to force the people to have. or this is a subject this find a lot of discussion we hosted one earlier on r.t. with both sides proclaiming it's all about respecting their respective traditions. it just shows how petty and vindictive the danish government is shaking hands is a personal choice there are many members in the jewish community you would choose not to shake hands of the opposite sex you can be vibrant members of society you can play an integral part in health and education as a lawyer in business and be a good citizen without having to say well actually you know what for religious
reasons i do not want to shake someone's hand and therefore i'm not going to do that does that make you any less of a human being less of a responsible citizen and you want to live in denmark they want to shake hands well from a shaken hands get in the modern world use this nonsense we don't shake hands it doesn't tell us how it's going to be versatile guy go they finish go back to their country want to be forced it's a sign of friendship if you don't want to be friendly if you don't want to make some of the coach or if you don't want to be tolerant go home i'm sure there's loads of places where you don't even have to shake hands but you can chop each other's hands off if you steal some the job enjoy is going to play to the gallery are going to talk to you about individual freedom human rights playing to the gallery. does it necessarily make it possible that you won't be responsible citizen engaged in society played an active role just been able to practice your
faith the ferry the fact that people have been forced to do this you've got dozens of mares of. no you don't object moving to the north and the point is the central point is this that it's about individual responsibility it's about human rights and it's about stopping bigotry and this law pacifically designed to target just a muslim community is discriminatory and inacceptable if you read the articles if you take the time to do it rather than just play with a chip on your shoulder you'll see it's not just about muslims and secondly if you don't like to shake hands don't move to denmark or don't because. at the initial citizen and this idea that it's an attack on your human rights hormone grow up whatever you want to simulate whatever you want to fit in with western culture but no they want to pretty the other people are this guy mohamad ease always doing this it wants to spread create division and then he accuses me of played to the gallery
listen we shake hands in the west it's the way it is by not shaking hands does it make you less of a human being doesn't stop around from contributing to society are making a positive contribution now i'm somebody who personally my own choices i do shit people male and female but there will be people out there who choose not to touch their choice. and if it's a question of faith on tradition look no further than confectionery bronze the world famous tobler in chocolate has now been declared to be a law. certificate
did not result in any change to our beloved traditional tribal around of original recipe which production process essentially makes the house of criteria anyway. islamization does not take place in europe it is therefore certainly pure coincidence that it depicted in one chocolate variety is now certified as. iconic swiss chocolate becomes hard to conform with islamic purity though. everyone who claims to be a pullman's to this lamaze asian of europe must of course refuse to buy joe blow a taunt to say good boy i do not it's good is next moves the.
us wants germany to be careful over here it gets to supply its new high speed internet network we'll tell you hit our freight off right after this short break stay with us. i saw it live. and expect that very many people will choose to be biologically for obeying by logic will move your body get it working for a while it also means your mind isn't working so well i believe that indeed we will have pretty much no biologically old people even if we will have a much greater number of chronologically old people. but politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. you somehow want to be.
it's a going to be pressed to see what the full story of the whole can't be good that i'm interested always in the white house. i said. welcome back president trump has left the international community stunned following his sudden decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria however the move has been backed by a number of leaders including one major nato ally. so. the trump told us during our conversation will you quit direst from here. before and
after this week. as long as you give us the support in terms of logistics and how they started to withdraw all they have. lost all those party to the conflict in syria are on board with the decision there is anger among the kurdish forces in the region with family members of the fighters the paling to washington to reverse the withdrawal from others and one of the soldiers in the so-called syrian democratic forces have been gathering near an alleged american military base in aleppo province. one zero zero zero zero of all the american turned his back on us as we continue to fire into. line provide any and. why did they leave i said. you know we went to the airfield they promised that we would not leave and now they've sold us out tension is already ask elating in northern syria with turkey now vowing an offensive against the kurdish forces which currently control
mandate a representative for the syrian democratic forces told russian media they could be ready to hand the town back to the syrian government to prevent turkey launching a similar operation in the province like it did after the liberation from islamic states back in twenty sixty. we do not support and we would oppose efforts to move south and engage in activities against the syrian democratic forces to kurdish commanders have made commitments that they will turn over areas to local populations as they have been so tremendously sisk successful liberating those areas from dash we expect them to live up to those commitments. that i'm from on base maffei to think and their talk is threat with gas valve gone to find together
the americans and the collison again they talk until there was trouble from this around their advantages is complete it this is sara and territory. but the sooner we noticed more movement from the euphrates shield along the front line as turkey before its military operation on a friend threatened that man beach would be the next target. as i said before our relationship is a critical juncture either we must put it back on track or it will further deteriorate we have agreed essentially to normalize our relationship again but in a man this is one that as i said is going to be given priority in our joint work
you are there for and this is one of the four measure you get one of the issues of work together. we are a part of syria and we don't support separatism but you want an agreement to be reached and soften the street as part of a free syria we heard from former pentagon security analyst michael maloof who thinks the syrian government will look to fill the void being left by u.s. forces. well i think that given that the u.s. is pulling out it's only inevitable that assad would. begin to move move his troops back in and these is very very important strategically. to keep the turks away as well the turks are not going into monday's as they have threatened to do so given a back to assad is very important and i think that that avoids the potential
for a major conflict between turkey and the kurds and so and also. the turkish president everyone has pledged support now for assad so. this this is all beginning to offer an a whole new dynamic in that region as a result of the u.s. pull out. germany may block chinese telecom giant huawei from a government tender to develop a high speed internet network it comes amid rising security concerns over the company's possible espionage activity for beijing a u.s. delegation reportedly visited berlin and held a closed door meeting at the german foreign ministry and courage ing a boycott off while way the company has already been blocks from building high speed networks in the u.s. to australia and japan the u.k. secret service chief alex younger has also voiced concern however germany's i.t.
watchdog has expressed skepticism due to the lack of evidence proving while ways spy activity was such serious decisions like a ban you need proof jeffrey tucker editorial director of the american institute for economic research thinks this is a case of the cult of the pots calling the kettle black. the u.s. is is famous for its for its hacking and cyber surveillance of every political system in the world i mean so this is this is getting really out of hand and it's starting to be i must say deeply embarrassed seen for the u.s. on international economic stage but i think it's really sad because we're supposed to be in the middle of a trade truce but instead of just using the ninety days to come to a better understanding what the u.s. is doing is almost you know every forty eight hours another propaganda blitz against china is kind of a rhetorical bombast we're getting on a daily basis is actually having a tremendous human cost and it's also if you tile i mean yes china is
a rising economic power if you want to call it power but actually what it really means is that we can as a world community get to get richer and richer together and i think the u.s. needs to like come to terms with this and stop playing the bully on the playground really. ugly part indigenous people from argentine past ago assuming some of the world's biggest oil and gas companies for environmental damage in the pitch a tribe say that contamination from fracking sites threatens that lives and the wildlife of passy going. does it does your legal you go good current ecological situation in glasgow where it is very serious and alarming our community feels under threat because there's
been a violation of our rights and there's uncertainty over our lands getting energy firms have taken advantage of legal loopholes to come here in the big day and night leah's they can put this on deadly menace over us. it is available easy a mass despite the region's natural richness the people here are very poor living in energy companies come blunder and contaminate are less able to fortunes they make are kept for themselves and the people they pay off to cover this all up in the mean and. the way visa oil companies operate is pure environmental vandalism demonstrates how little control local authorities truly have.
it looks like i hope this will be a serious investigation and with those responsible named and duly dealt with we are sure we will win this case show and then we'll be able to keep our lands and safeguard our health and the yard most importantly as they want to save our identity and culture. well as he has approached the oil companies for comments we'll bring you that as soon as that comes in and there's the headlines for this hour we're back again in thirty minutes with the latest of sierra.