another. government protests hit the yellow. streets of the french capital for a sixth consecutive weekend also ahead. independence riots in barcelona leaving dozens injured protesters federal government meeting taking place in the city. for refusing to sign up for a was really. in the u.s. . authorities over the tree which is also in place and more than a dozen states. crossing the line.
doesn't sound like you're going 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. denmark decides that shaking hands is something more than just a friendly greeting it's been made parts of the country so this and chips are a money but not everyone sees it. and. shaking hands. many members of the jewish community. it's a sign of friendship if you don't want to be friendly if you don't want to make. if you don't want to be. a twenty four hour news live from moscow this is r t international wherever you are training in for. a very warm welcome to the program my name's union o'neill our top
story violence has flared in barcelona with pro independence protests are up thing in spain's cuts alone air region leaving more than sixty protesters and police officers injured. while it stemmed from a government decision to relocate their weekly cabinet meeting from madrid to the council on capital sensibly as a conciliatory gesture of unity but it coincided with the first anniversary of a heavy handed police crackdown on independence supporters a journalist in barcelona talk to us through friday is renewed protest. burma the
cabinet meeting is held in madrid that has federal centers that already and those 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 a signs of leave it at this is politico's which means please leave the rate that the political prisoners still nine of them are held in detention and basically you have all those people you had the young people protesting and still trying to remember what happened here one one year ago so at people took out of the streets not only here in the center but also they blocked a piece that were seven which is that three way leading to the airport so many people were blocked today and couldn't go home for christmas. well authorities had
been hoping that relocating the cabinet meeting to barcelona would reduce tensions in catalonia previously all parties had agreed to an effective dialogue it's also a year since a castle on independence referendum was deemed illegal by madrid as we say with the region's leaders arrested for rebellion to show. spanish history i could newcastle university in the u.k. the politicians completely misread the mood of the people. have. heard more. money changed their mind. and. do you see many. government not. everyone. is the first time the spanish. since the elections in.
somehow symbolically. both spanish and having government and government because they haven't been able to do much of last year and. keep the theme of europe move to central part of this which is once again the scene of the government protests this saturday the so-called yellow vests are back out in force voicing their discontent i government policies let's go straight over an hour to charlotte dubin skee who has been following all the events for us over the past month and a half in parse charlotte incredible scenes the last number of weekends in parts what's the situation like there today. yes. well there are hundreds of people are still mystery see day in and rather than the thousands we've seen over the last few weekends but they are no less animated in their own happiness in their own ease
with the policies of the french government being led by emmanuel matt called many people say that the things he's put on the table so far he's off to trying well the only use of these protests thus the increase in minimum wage by a hundred euros a month that's also you saying that people think this is the work over time won't have any tax or social contributions taken from that money and of course reversing that height that's the hike in tax that was due home for you to take place in january this is just not enough usually shortens particular the hard core what they say they want much more and they feel that they did see a huge chance here you know your father figure so we're writing is something like eight hundred on the streets it does feel like moving that but obviously we have seen thousands and thousands on the streets over the last few weekends in the security situation reflecting not here as well with few of the one thousand three hundred as security forces out in foods today in paris compared to some eight so.
thousands that we've seen in weekends gone up by now of course there is still the us the the chance that there will be tension between the protesters and the police force a we've already seen officers the ready made they got was shooting outside fixing your gas and we like to make sure that we safe as a team and when security and we want you to give you a sneak preview as to how we get ready for a protest. i. thank you 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 would there waiting gold particularly after being ticked i asked. as you can see tear gas is being fired by the police. these today gas going everywhere now tear gas is an irritant sickly if you're always your nose your mouth and your lungs and its effects kick in after about thirty seconds now that can
include difficulty breathing and chest pain it's a. mikkel 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 if we see crazy on the streets of rubber bullets being deployed 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 those gloss bottles the stones the tear gas canisters and sometimes even molotov cocktails flying about having a hard hat is very important. 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 to try and keep my cool area safe i wear 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 . so that's the basics of the kit now we're all set for the next act. shara dubinsky well let's move on to the u.s. where a partial shutdown of the government has come into effect the sentiment in the senate has me house feel to approve billions of dollars for the building of a border war with mexico demanded by president trump. we're going to have
a showdown 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 while that is the third shutdown of the year now this time around nine federal departments have stopped their work with almost four hundred thousand employees out hundreds of thousands more will work without pay for not until an agreement can be struck dave lindorff funding editor of the online news website this can't 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 it started hurting me in the government's ability to pay its debt on time as happened one time with this but 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 in terms that's made it more so with this continuous threats to shut down the government but it's really a joke when the days unclear how long the situation will last but president trump earlier stressed it could be for a very long time here's a look at the main reasons for previous shotguns.
kill up and breaks down the story 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 in 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 well one speech crap ologist refused to sign the oath and was fired she says this violates her rights and she is taking it to court it's a baffling that they can so this down our throats you know and decide to protect another country's economy versus protect our. constant rights and this isn't just a red state republican thing here in a liberal new york a similar law is in effect we are against the b.d.s. movement and it's very simple if you boycott against israel new york will board
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 bring gaging 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 the 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 the u.s. warns germany to be careful have over who gets to kit i at its new high speed internet network we'll tell you who they're afraid of after this.
but i certainly don't expect that very many people will choose to be biologically. move your body isn't working for it also means your mind isn't working so. i believe we will have pretty much no biologically old people who will have a much greater number of couple of old people. just coming up to eighty minutes into the program welcome back the hun chick is
supposed to be a simple friendly greeting but this week it's causing something of a fall out denmark has adopted a new law bludging people to shake hands as part of the ceremony to become a danish citizen supporters of the law insist it's a national custom and then take part of being danish now the reason it's causing consternation is because of claim to targets muslims for in physical contact with none family members of the opposite sex is forbidden for religious reasons some danish mirrors are refusing to comply. it's against my ideology and conviction to have to force the people to have. well it is a subject which has fired up lots of reaction we debated the issue earlier on r t with both sides of the argument saying it boils down to respect. it just shows how petty and vindictive the danish government is shaking hands is
a personal choice there are many members of 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 doesn't 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 shaking hands get in the modern world use this nonsense we don't shake hands it doesn't. 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 similar culture 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. to the gallery. usually does that necessarily make it possible that you won't be a responsible citizen engaged in society played an active role just been able to practice your faith the fairy the fact that people have been forced to do this you've got dozens of men as of. now you don't are jehmu to do more on 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. citizen and this idea that it's an attack on your human rights on grow up what do you want to
assimulate what do you want to see it seen with western culture but no they want to be the other people on this godmamma 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 me from contributing to society making a positive contribution to now i'm somebody who put my own choices i do shake people's. female but there will be people out there who choose not to stand choice and if it's a question of faith tradition then look no further than confectionery burns with producers of the world famous top chocolate declaring the christmas favorite as being allow.
certificate did not result in any change to our beloved traditional toblerone original recipe its production process essentially makes the hauen criteria anyway . islamization does not take place in europe it is that pure coincidence that depicted in chocolate pricing is now certified as how. iconic swiss chocolate becomes. everyone who claims to be
a pullman's to this limousine. refused to buy. time to say goodbye i do not who does next. germany is weighing up whether to block chinese telecom giant one way from bidding on a government tender to develop a high speed internet network there comes amid rising security concerns over the company's alleged espionage activity for beijing a u.s. delegation reportedly visited berlin and held a closed door meeting at the german foreign ministry encouraging a boycott of while way the company has already been blocked from building high speed networks in the us a story of. the u.k. secret intelligence service chief alex younger also voiced concern however
germany's i-t. watchdog has expressed skepticism due to the lack of evidence proving weiwei spying activities. for such serious decisions like a ban you need proof well the editorial director of the american institute for economic research thinks it's a case of the pot 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
a few i mean yes china is a rising economic power if you want to call a power but actually what it really means is that we can as a world community get 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 . let's go to south america next where a group of indigenous people from arch entine patagonia are suing some of the world's biggest oil and gas companies for environmental damage than the pooch a tribe say that contamination from fracking sites threatens their lives and the wildlife of the epic landscape. does it does your legal ego good current make a logical 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. no it isn't i love the e.c.m. as it is by 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 that one i mean and. the way visa oil companies operate is pure environmental vandalism demonstrates how little control local authorities truly have.
it looks like 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 most importantly as they want to save our identity and culture. well r.t. approached the oil companies for comments or apply yet but if we get one we will of course bring it to you. over having a fine weekend wherever you are there's something more grates r.t. program started in just a moment and i'll see you again in thirty my friend. my son doing drugs my nephews was still in drugs my sister just with doing drugs it
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eighty no one is buying anything for the holidays from a company other than amazon mom and pop shops have just resorted to selling mom and pop. and worker wages are so stagnant they give a lindsay low hands career a run for its money. to get to the heart of what's going on here let's turn to any if then statement remember if then statements in like elementary middle school you know one day you're your jaded teacher would walk in and be like last we're learning if then statements works like this if tommy is a good looking man then he is a pedophile all right. that'll be all they can write you can write it down. so here's ours for today if any quality then instability. thank you we have extreme inequality he