hard place after weeks of massive yellow vests protests more than one million people have signed a petition to sue the french government over alleged failure to act on climate change. grow that the tourist mercenary army blackwater implicated in civilian massacres in iraq is making a comeback after a full page ad is published in its name warning that coming. from the russian town that comes the subject of a national scandal after the children of the local officials go on a trip to turkey using charity money.
and welcome this is r.t. international. million people have already signed an online petition demanding to. climate inaction piles fresh problems on the french president has tried to placate . protesters rallying against tax rises do pinski has more. seems this was not the president the corn was hoping to find under his christmas tree on christmas day this petition is backed by four charities including two charities here in france and it's not just go on and move the one point six million signatures it's also being backed by french celebrities but we are simply going to sue the french thinks of already written actions regarding climate change you assume we're trying to force the state to drastically reduce emissions the last one another headache perhaps of president gore who has already been having a difficult few weeks as the yellow vests protests continue they've been going on
now for more than six weeks some of the weekends here in paris have seen would have been described as the worst right seen more than half a century. now they all started six weeks ago on nov seventeenth over plans to increase a tax on fuel here in france now that led to president trump in the u.s. to mock president might call over that the paris agreement isn't working out so well for paris protests and riots all over france people do not want to be large sums of money much to third world countries there are questionably run in order to maybe protect the environment chanting we won trump law france for weeks off to
protest started president might could turn round and said you know what's ok i've heard your cries we're actually going to scrap that feel tax increase all of a mission now the yellow vest protest is haven't been totally a piece by that and it seems that president michel. has angered environmentalist's by making that decision many people saying you car sit on the fence when it comes to climate change how can you scrap a fuel tax which is meant to be used for money to improve the environment and say at the same time that you're fighting to protect the environment the international community remains committed to the fight against climate change fronts and your must show the way the fight goes on and this comes amidst bad pollings for president michael as well a current polling suggests that he's at twenty seven percent far lower than when he came into office when that was around sixty percent so it seems the festive period
not so fresh if the president might call in and it seems the french president is on many people's naughty list this year. the protests of echoed around the world most recently in germany where an m.p. from the left party urge people to rally like the french. what is offered by specially be more resistance in germany we need more people to come to the streets that's how we'll exceeds our let's pressure the government the politicians to bring about social justice signs of equality issues in germany i even worse than in france because the never knew a liberal policy is that a monarch or is moving forward in france has already been passed and. so we are seeing the facts first hand german establishment is scared because they know that their position is untenable they know what they have done to this country and they know that the people are angry one of the problems in france is that the movement is not a party nice to know but they are just starting out and forming leaderships in
germany we already have been understood leader of the movement which is dark next she has credible political experience and she can provide that leadership to guide us to a change in our country. we are coming that is the chilling warning in a bizarre full page gun magazine that in the name of one of the world's most notorious mercenary armies blackwater top private military contract to blackwater was banned from iraq in two thousand and seven after numerous riffing reports of massacring civilians what makes that even stranger is that blackwater was renamed to academy leaving leading many to speculate the infamous name is plotting a return. to the number of america there are. there were dead bodies everywhere and it's. been going about even with. among the
dead bodies lying on the street that's. seven years old. we have requested comment from both magazine and the company the now owns black watch that will let you know as soon as we hear from. malta found every prince recently published plans to replace u.s. troops in afghanistan with a massive private army was repeatedly turned down by defense secretary jim mattis. is now stepping down trump last week announced he's halting the number of pentagon
troops in the country and pulling the pentagon out of syria altogether getting some to think it is paving the way for the mercenary armies to make a. co-founder of the international war movement coping with benjamin pleas that privatizing war is a disturbing idea. don't think the american public would stand for a company that has been so has committed so many crimes in the past and just the idea that we be paying for people who would be fighting for profit we've privatized so much of our military are ready but it's been all of the services that the military needs not the actual fighting itself but let's be clear about one thing erik prince and mercenaries make money by continuing wars not by ending them so this certainly would not make any sense for an american public who is shown through different polls that they are very tired of war is that we've been in and
in the case of afghanistan it has been over seventeen years so rather than pass this on to private military i think the american public would be much more inclined to say bring the troops home get out of the world. all together and that would be the center for peace talks to actually become effective. british newspaper the times is named unchained staff of the russian media outlets offices in the u.k. after an m.p. accused our organization of spreading disinformation hounding of doubtless journalists folk remote with indifference by media protection groups. and initially it was it was a bit of a shock on the other hand is kind of hardly surprising given the instruction sentiment there is you know travel in all your key newspapers just say but it's yes not nice to see your picture up there with your name except under the headline of being part of a crime when stooge but as i say you know it's very much part of what's going on
just saying you carry the sunday times has been so thorough in its reporting of the threat of so-called russian descent information that its latest story about the russian funded radio station sputnik which has a bureau in edinburgh carries the photographs of the journalists that work there labels them kremlin stooges and quotes a politician who suggests that their assets should be frozen i would good for school harassment i think putting the pictures of hotel graphs of people who work on a newspaper like that i think is tantamount to almost it might put those people's lives in danger i'm a member of the national news journalists and are we write into my unit in the new year to ask what do you need is planning to do about these journalists working for russian media organizations here in the u.k. have had to develop a thick skin over the past few years as tensions between london and moscow have heightened articles calling for outlets like r.t. and sputnik to be banned have become
a regular occurrence but recently the big papers have gone a step further and they started singling out the journalists working for russian media outlets this is the london bureau chief for russia's channel one more series of last month he did some filming outside the gates of a british military base first story about the british army's cyber warfare unit aimed at fighting so-called russian propaganda he didn't break any laws gave his press credentials to all the security guards he met and left several weeks later the u.k.'s daily mail newspaper printed. his personal details and accused him of being a spy the story was reprinted by a plethora of papers it ratcheted up so much that the u.k.'s defense secretary issued a statement for citizens to stay vigilant. we sent an inquiry to the defense ministry there's a form on their website but we didn't get any response filming near the base is not
illegal it's a public area public land you don't need permission to film there you need permission to get inside talk to the stuff we didn't record our interaction with the security personnel we didn't try to penetrate the base the b.b.c. correspondent did the exact same thing as us it was broadcast and no one thinks of punishing him there's nothing illegal and you don't even have to work for the russian media to find yourself in hot water just expressing views that the mainstream is enough to be labelled a kremlin stooge putin's poor or useful idiot in the information war nowadays you have extreme language and if you find someone with an opinion which you object to and you don't agree with you then abused him or her by causing by causing them a stooge or to use the famous explosion about lennon there were useful idiots the sputnik story isn't the first time the sunday times has used the naming
and shaming tactic back in october the paper took aim at the tongue in cheek i see why in my you tube channel which is funded like r.t. by russian taxpayers and fronted by yours truly the paper didn't shy away from printing my photograph and labeled the project the blue peter of russian propaganda the times didn't request a comment from r.t. or myself it seems that naming and shaming doesn't carry a right of reply. marty did ask several media organizations to comment on what happened among them the international federation of journalists the international press institute and the o a c to let you know when we get a response. spiegel says that this reporting one of its former top journalists to the police is over allegations he stole donations made to people who featured in his articles last flotus is already
mired in scandal after admitting last week to fabricating more than a dozen stories the spiegel has since sacked the award winning writer suspects that he may have faked more stories than he's owned up to a woman who was popularized the term fake news is donald trump here is a look back now at some of the year's biggest fakes according to him. you are fake the level of dishonesty is out of control information that was for. i realized. how fake the press can be very fake does donald trump famous catchphrase fake news has dominated the headlines ever since he first uttered it why does it drive his detractors so crazy well some would argue that it's true false information and deceptive reporting seems to be everywhere let's review some of the fake news of twenty eighteen. well one of the most outrageous examples was
the cover of time magazine it depicted a sobbing toddler representing donald trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents however it turns out that the girl in the photograph was not separated from her mother. who was not separated from her mother but yeah she's the face of this immigration problem and she has helped create awareness. but let's go through some other examples now folks had a good laugh when it was revealed that the washington post that actually cited the satirical publication known as click call when reporting on the fact that british people were trying to make the song american idiot by green day go through the charts when donald trump was visiting the country and in other instances we've seen journalists just straight up making things up. for example a reporter for the web scene known as mike claimed that maria who to know who's
just pled guilty to charges of being an unregistered lobbyist for russia was in a meeting at the oval office i thought this was a photo show but it's not this is my review. of the in the russian spy in the oval office with trump turned out that she was wrong the person in the photograph was actually a national security council staffer but in the journalist defense they both do have . red hair and we all know that all of us gingers look the same. how about a paper on canine rape culture in dog parks or a feminist rewrite of hitler's my struggle it turns out that this year fake news was used to make a political point people were submitting fake research in order to expose what they believed was a bias in ak and damian some of the fake research got through. for .
us. and one trend we saw throughout the year was fact checkers retracting their fact checks what could be more embarrassing those who claim they are stopping the spreading misinformation actually spreading misinformation themselves and admitting to it based on what we've seen throughout the year it seems pretty clear that fake news will be well alive in twenty nineteen. r.t. new york. study don't try to have been hoping for probably for at least some respite from what he sees as the fake news on slopes the president tweeted merry christmas to open this present spine. for.
so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic there's probably only really. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. the greek riots occupy wall street arab spring these are the beginnings. of the protests across europe today it was all connected it's all based on the exact same concept of bankers printing too much money creating this wealth and income gap and it's a delayed or deferred riot you know should be there violence was baked into the cake and now leaders like black hole are getting their just desserts.
scandalous to the russian town to the children of city officials travel to turkey using money donated to a children's charity has a story. a group of children from the russian town of clint's a five hundred kilometers from moscow went on a trip to turkey the journey was organized by a charity foundation which helps children with severe illnesses and those caught up in difficult situations these go to the consumer. and in the movie with them at the who contributes cool cool to evil to their form dream a new car out of a well turns out some of those children work kids city officials local media
discovered a video where the town's top officials try to explain why this happened went viral but you cannot look you cannot mean you've got to be needed to go to the clinic we need to do. it with you. before you could. do it but you might assume to know what you could be dishing it gets even better or rather wars the mayor's daughter was also among the lucky ones to go to russians were outraged and many of them went on social media to vent their fury these super arrogant officials are fully confident in their impunity they must be fired a government official is a duty not a privilege. all refuse shows are the neediest people in our country the worst scumbags but it's not just ordinary citizens who are up in arms officials have also come out strongly against of the incidents calling it
a moral and noxious after the scandal erupted they had of the city administration explained that the children of local officials work as volunteers and some of them are gifted members of society. talented children they are volunteers this world and it was the year of volunteers there was a special meeting with the candidates with chosen just as the formed ows to do they had of the charity foundation says there were no violations you ring the selection process she now plans an official complaint against the local media but the flames of a scandal have already been lit the governor of the regions as he will investigate what happened and ask for the local official who loved one being asked about the consequences the willing to put in your book most of which it was weakness and one of the. well we have learnt that you no longer works there.
and the mayor of the town under fire has now reimburse the costs of sending the children of officials on the trip. china is highlighted what it calls hypocrisy of u.s. claims of spying by beijing accusing washington of using its embassies around the world for covert surveillance they say the u.s. accuses china for tagging and cyber security but the latest we do extremely is shows the u.s. is guilty of throwing stones in glass houses. with us they even came after wiki leaks published a list of u.s. embassies purchases the report highlighted spy gear reportedly made for the cia and national security agency global operations beijing claims u.s. embassies are being used to spy on foreign nations around the world including washington's own allies diplomatic compounds are said to have bought various pieces spy quitman including cameras disguised as ties shirt buttons and caps and this is also purchased microphones night vision gear and secret g.p.s. locators the u.s.
is yet to respond to those claims that work security expert benjamin chowed told us that this would be not just a violation of international law but also of agreements with beijing. the now infamous u.s. eavesdropping of its elete it's already common knowledge world presidents of its alley's have openly criticized the u.s. on the use of similar equipment before so this by behavior are right all right violations of international laws and agreements not to mention mention trust for example the u.s. and china have signed agreements a few years ago or one stop buying activities or commitments all. the more than china is a peaceful country and we believe in limited situations through trade but at the same time china is becoming very well equipped in mordor warfare expression then being a country in one electronic. tennis legend martina navratilova is in the spotlight after getting embroiled in a twitter spat over transgender people taking part in the sport as women.
clearly that can't be right you can't just be claimed herself a female and be able to compete against women there must be some standards and having a competing as a woman would not fit the standard. to provoke mixed reaction online including from cyclists rachel mckinney last year became the first transgender athlete to win a world title. that's transform genitals do not play sports what part of it related to tennis i help you see your way to regret and how you've handled this never to have us root is just another variation on someone saying that if you have a piece you're not a woman let's get real and stop pretending she isn't transphobia just because she's rage and famous and effect woke like pretensions you're the real hero here and martina the truth is painful to some but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be spoken it's incredibly disappointing that you've been intimidated into backing down from
telling the truth. right over is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time she's also widely known as being an o.g.t.t. rights activist following the space of criticism she apologized and deleted her tweet. this year transgender athletes in sport is generating huge debate and you can check out more views by going to our web site that's artie dot com and it breaks your heart but they did join me at the top of the hour but back then with the latest.
still seem. just don't call. me. yet to ship out just the attic. and in detroit because the trail. when something find themselves worlds apart. just on the common ground. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars and. more than ten like color time stamp each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you longs to be culled from rich eight point
six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred trade per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one one business shows you can't afford to miss the one and only boom bust. i am max kaiser this is the kaiser report santa don't bring me nothing santa is on my black list now santa's air travel. yes it's christmas day a great part of the world celebrates this as some sort of holiday i were my
reindeer shirt and that's not a reindeer that's bambi there's a random deer in the forest on rudolph or reindeers or christmas events that's alive that's fake news fake news from the forest that's a close as i can get and this is my closest i can get to tinsel it looks like my tinsel jacket that is what i'm wearing for you know we had began twenty eighteen with the stock market in the first six months of the year and nine months of the year really were on tier they went up and up and up and up and many millennial zx were showing their robin-hood at screens showing how much money they were making also at the beginning of last year you had a lot of bros and when lamb bows and to the moon sorenson the big clean space who are they you know we're driving our lembo is and we're so rich well the end of the year hasn't been so kind to them i want to go through some of these screen grabs
here from the millennial is that the beginning there who are sharing their portfolios being up because of some pretty dramatic yolo year of living you only live once say you've been dangerously gentlemen it's been a pleasure to yolo with you this guy shows his portfolio is down to four dollars and eighty one cents from thirty thousand six hundred ninety five dollars that's down ninety nine point nine eight. and this guy gentlemen is been a pleasure to yellow with you forty six dollars and seven cents and his started at sixty thousand three hundred sixty one dollars down ninety nine point nine two percent well this is the magic of capitalism because the capital that greases the wheels of capitalism comes from the losers that's the beauty of it you know you need to have a losers because then that money is redeployed into the economy that that's the magic works that's where the my.