the. only grow. washington wants to use the threat of sanctions as a stick to beat countries into recognizing venezuela's opposition leader though the list. is rather long. fifty four. of the. major. whose aid work in syria made him a media darling stripped of his. alleged links to jihad. desperate families in a humanitarian crisis. of children as young as three in exchange for
food. and interactive puzzle game in outrage for his references to the holocaust all guests debate the issue. young people today learn. learn when i was a kid it's a disgrace that people are even thinking. international live from our studio with me welcome to the program. credit problems are becoming a problem for the wider region washington is threatening to step on countries that support the democratically elected power in caracas president nicolas maduro quite
a threat to make as the list of states targeted is potentially very long as the u.s. state department itself admits. americans and more than fifty countries recognize as interim president of venezuela she gets a humanitarian response. he's appointed. ambassadors to international organizations. and the united states and numerous other democratic nations and other democratic nations fifty four. countries. if you from the countries. we've got major supports the western hemisphere and i would just point that out. he's he's the easy interim president and we don't want to consider. as you say fifty.
fifty countries is. the time to act in support of democracy. is going to be more functional but we don't want to. have the courage to. bring fresh. to. a historical era the kind of tough talk to expect from him. which is how washington describes caracas. as. there are a whole array of politicians who don't approve of nicolas maduro but one of the labels that he's given is worth exploring according to them nicolas is
a dictator nicolas maduro is a dictator of the now defunct mature regime. brutal dictator and you call this material and his mayhem so what exactly is a dictator now the term generally refers to authoritarian leaders who crush their opposition and have absolute power but what's been happening in venezuela lately. at this point we've got a minor opposition figure one kwaito declaring himself to be the interim president and at this point he's got the united states and britain backing him he was then banned from traveling by the supreme court so what did he do he then went on a speaking tour of latin american countries rallying support from those who want to violently overthrow the venezuelan government after that what did he do he stayed
in exile fearing for his life knowing that if he returned the harsh regime would kill him right well no he actually felt safe enough to get on a commercial flight and go back to venezuela he still has not been arrested and the united states itself forbids people from doing this kind of thing who have insights sent some foot assists or engages in any rebellion against you authority of the u.s. she'll be fined or imprisoned no more than ten years both imagine that some kind of fringe activist pulled a grade zero in america and declared himself to be the president with say venezuela or iran backing him well wait a hasn't been arrested and he's walking around giving speeches freely in venezuela will point out i was able to enter venezuela things to you and you'll know when he's asian in venezuela we feel that today we've made a decisive step towards the conquest of freedom hold the lopez great o's longtime ally was actually convicted of inciting violence against the venezuelan government his trial received huge international attention and after
a brief stint in prison he was in house arrest and from his home he was once again rallying people to overthrow him and girl this is how lopez wife. described his treatment by the supposed dictatorship doesn't contact with everyone every day constantly has been sitting together in opposition that's totally united and strong now some people might say that it's only because of the immense pressure on venezuela the mature as it swept in and crushed the life of one kwaito however that doesn't exactly add up because at this point only twenty five percent of the countries in the world recognize kwaito as the president the rest of the world says that the girl is the legitimate leader now in any other country in the world arresting this kind of provocateur would pretty much be standard practice however one boy is free is walking around venezuela giving speeches inciting people to engage in violence for his made for social media revolution. has been born and he will not die things are going well in venezuela opposition rallies and protests
take place all the time there are many things that you can say about nicolas maduro but brutal dictator is a profile he just doesn't fit caleb oppen r.t. new york political science professor collin ask about police america's pastime rhetoric is not healthy. with the trumpet ministration is doing is forcing us. and other countries to choose are you going to war this is a gross. who elected government of venezuela or are you going to go. aboard this this government the united states does not like so is international. the venezuelan conflict on a very dangerous basis because countries now are being forced to or they're going to go with aggressive action or they're going to those who are democracy and the
rights of the people who are. a british born man in syria has accused the u.k. of racism off to london stripped him of his citizenship over alleged ties to this took a sheriff described himself as an aid worker and denies any wrongdoing but admits to previous. combat in syria and the society except the story. to care sharif has spent years in syria as a prominent aid worker described as one of the most high profile for nationals in ablett. series appearances on prominent news networks as well as dispatches via his live updates from syria blog posts left his political preferences no secret the rebels
why did it do it the problem is is that the broad of of of the syrian regime is a full of men and children and civilians that facing the rest he's now speaking out against what he's dubbed a racist and unfair system of citizenship stripping laws i mean k. i came out here to help the innocent people that were being massacred by the bashar regime i'm an aid worker the stories come to light following the lifting of the man's anonymity in a case that saw the u.k. government stripped him of his british citizenship back in twenty seventeen he was informed of the decision with this letter it is assessed that you are a british pakistani jewel national whose travel to syria and is aligned to an al qaeda aligned group your return to the u.k. would present a risk to the national security over the united kingdom sharif's lawyer has been seeking evidence from the home office to find out why exactly his client was deemed a threat what is it the british government is so frightened of that they don't want
these individuals in a court of law and they want to quickly shut them of their citizenship and export them somewhere else i do think that some of these individuals can use on very sensitive information it will be deeply embarrassing to the british state given the british government's role in the conflict in syria over these past eight years i.e. how much support has a british government various punctually been given the so-called rebel groups and to. development has been supporting them in terms of the atrocities are being committed by these rebel groups to exculpate themselves of any criminal state because you know the last war has been lost the conflict has been won by the syrian government and its allies you know they're thinking about how they're going to survive. it push the conflict world that's what they're trying to put together some kind of defense to try to claim to be understood that their aid workers where there are humanitarian grounds the issue of british citizenship being revoked have been in the spotlight in the u.k. recently due to a spike in terrorism and crime according to official figures more than one hundred
people were stripped of their nationality in twenty seventeen compared to just fourteen the year before as sharif's appeal continues he maintains his innocence but the home office seems to have already made up its mind and in our reporting for artsy. responding to other media the u.k. home office refused to comment on the case saying only that every decision is well substantiated r.t. has also requested a comment and is waiting for a reply. a primary school in britain second city birmingham has reportedly caved into pressure and temporarily pulled the plug on its l.g. p.t. lessons that's up to hundreds of parents reportedly kept their children at home in protest polyploid society tells. well the cause of this route is a educational diversity program called no outside isn't it aims to teach kids
about the different types of families that they might encounter and talking to them about things like the idea of having two mom or two dads and reading books to kids as young as four about the concept of same sex families a program was devised by the deputy head of the school at the center of this route his name's andrew marr fattened actually he's been nominated for the world's best teacher award take a look at him talking about the program mobley lula another cyclone both of them mostly nearly got some tissues on them but. this is about teaching to you are different you can still be friends with anybody there's a huge going to. the schools we have to find ways to teach children to talk to counter them. but the majority of the parents at the school are on happy with andrew marr fats teaching methods it's
a predominantly muslim school and parents fundamentally disagree with the idea of teaching kids about homosexuality in l g b t issues some of our viewers might know that islam in islam homosexuality is forbidden so up until now the school had really held and said that they would continue this what they see as a very necessary diversity program but now a number of media outlets as saying that the school has sent a letter to parents saying that the lessons are going to be stopped take a lesson up to the end of this term we will not be delivering any new outsiders lessons in our long term your curriculum plan as this often has already been blocked for religious education because you simply will continue as normal and welcoming outside is will be the. this comes after protests last friday some six hundred parents said that they hadn't taken their kids to school that's eighty
percent of the school's attendance of the school's pupils the school wouldn't confirm that number but these protests have been taking place for a while now ever since this route started and some of them have been pretty sizeable take a look. at the. m prior to the protests taking place there had been a big school petition that some four hundred predominantly muslim parents had signed calling on the school to stop these lessons so this is clearly an issue that's really riled up the parents in this school in the community i reported on the storing from bombing a couple of weeks ago and this is what the parents had to say to me it's not for
the reappeared for the reception kids. to homosexuals you should learn about your to old age not right now because they can easy get you can watch the teach your kids no need to stay with boys and boys who doesn't a good thing this was a two hour live with the like it's because if you have to obviously clearly say you can't discriminate against religion and whatnot that's what they're doing it's ninety nine percent muslim it's not about being muslim that the jewish community the other communities the christian communities they're all have issues around the way things are being done now i've been in touch with some of those parents from the school and so far what i've heard is that this diversity program hasn't exactly been stopped it's more that it's been paused for this task and some of the headlines would suggest that it's. sort of a big final ending to it that doesn't seem to be the case we've requested clarification from the school and we all still waiting for it but if the moment it
looks that if the school sticks with this program and returns to it next or next year well it may well face the same protests all over again. humanitarian crisis in war torn you have and it's becoming deeper every day with most of the country's population on the brink of famine some desperate families have resorted to mining of their daughters some of them as young as three years old just to get through to. my mother in law keeps between me and when i run away back to my father's house my father beats me again for a new way i don't want to get married i just want to go back to school son family as they did think that i mean this is no one really where they can marry their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't protect the whole families and also their extended members so it is really unfortunate. that this is
going after some of them that they have received an emergency of course but you know you wouldn't support are also even limited so they wouldn't and try and find a way there what are their immediate what are the means to this is the one leaving the family i mean. it is very difficult to call family with this small little support and often the humidity is insist they raise the safety or security concerns . are so aid also we are not able to deliver aid on timely. and according to the monitoring organizations yemen is one of the worst countries the children to live in more than eleven million children are in need of humanitarian aid and almost half a million suffer from malnutrition the director of the office says the current situation in the country is catastrophic. what is really really. deteriorating and even alarmed me that almost one third of the total population is
basically ten million just at the brink of crimean and children are malnourished. we all work to do this all year so why are and and also. that it was an eighteen cholera crisis that was the worst cholera of the century. old and even if the stones are not provided trying to leave and even default even nonfunctional even for a day. the food will end humanity and mauritius there'll be much more protest situation. and interactive game in greece has sparked an outcry over its references to the holocaust in particular it's based on the story of german businessman oscar schindler saved more than a thousand jews during the second world war the game's website says that players
have to assist in saving innocent people after the public outrage though the company changed the name of the game from schindler's list to secret agent so the story wasn't altered the jewish community in place has condemned the game. for them to take a trip to auschwitz to sense even for a fraction of a second the terror of death in a german concentration camp only then can there be hope that they no longer move to debase human suffering we discussed whether games like this are good good way of raising awareness about history or not with all. i mean it's a disgrace that so the people who are even thinking to make. towards the games about. such a game is part of this rise of fundamentalism there are many people who graduate from high school don't know about the holocaust or don't know about auschwitz don't
know the story of oskar schindler which in itself i think is a tragedy because i think it's important that we always remember what happened there let's be frank and clear with all cells i mean you really believe that. to make such a game we make people aware more about the locals know. just make them playing a game we go to any real feeling about the issue we have been witness to the witnessing the last year's games of both the days about tell all the young people even young muslims that want to just repeat what they saw during the game and some of them even left their home on went to syria to iraq to become terrorists so you don't know when you produce such a computer each to such a game what would be the output what would be the result from what i understand it was certainly not something that was encouraging anti-semitism or making light of
the holocaust but instead was putting its the users of this experience into mis fear in which they were encouraged to save the lives of other people who are under threat by the nazis. the us is looking to expand its naval presence in the black sea it was made by nato supreme allied commander in europe during a us senate hearing on the have pretty tough. general curtis scaparrotti has been speaking before the senate armed services committee he had a question put to him by the chair over the u.s. is deployment in the black sea region who is it targeting and was it sufficient in general scupper ortiz view it needs more work is it possible that we as an american force need to have more of our naval forces in the black sea region and we
believe there is a need for that we stepped up and our allies should have as well nato has a fleet right now in the black sea do you think it's sending a clear message to president vladimir putin they frankly don't like us in the black sea and it's international waters and we should see on fly their general scupper altie isn't any common or garden general if there is such a thing he's also the commander of the u.s. european command and these nato supreme commander as well so he comes with quite a bit of clout in what he wants to see is two more u.s. navy destroyers sent to the region that from the russian side the foreign ministry in moscow has said that any activity like this in the black sea well it poses a risk to the security situation in the region could potentially make it much worse they go and say that the black sea is a sea of cooperation it wasn't just russia that was in the crosshairs of scupper altie though while he was speaking to the senate turkey the nato ally of the united
states also came in for a bit of a tongue lashing it related to chris well intended purchase of russian air defense systems well scuppered already said should seed without then they may see their expected deliveries of u.s. fighter bombers not arrive this is this is a huge decision for turkey it connection in many different ways to the f. thirty five i would hope that they would reconsider this one decision on s four hundred one system of blood potentially for. many of the other systems and in the motion one of the most important systems that we have my best military advice would be that we don't follow through with the f. thirty five flying it war. working with the now why that's this working with russian systems particularly or defense systems use if ever in his a political analyst for the turkish public broadcaster told us washington's plans to ramp up
its navy presence in the black sea and not just to fight. during the cold war era when nato considered russia threat you had turkey patrolling the black sea on behalf of nato now you have turkey along with romania and bulgaria you have three nato countries in the black sea already patrolling you now when we look at that time period and we look at the time current period is russia a greater threat than it it was during the u.s.s.r. period no the us has no reason to ramp up its presence in the black sea there's nothing to gain now when we look at u.s. concerns they're greatly exaggerated there's over seven nato countries right now that have two hundred s. three hundred so i don't see why it's such a concern for the united states turkey has stated that they're going to use the s four hundred as a standalone system it's not going to be integrated into the nato weapons defense system and they're developing local software to protect f.
thirty five technology and all the u.s. is trying to do by blocking this is just causing delays in turkey improving its national security an air defense. residence of the u.s. city chester pennsylvania pollution from local incinerators which if become more active to china with processing services for years china was the world's top importer of recyclable trash in twenty sixteen the u.s. exported sixteen million tons of waste to china but the trade war with washington beijing changed its policy on recyclables so it's not just u.s. that's affected australia and japan are also looking for a new dumping grounds for throwing piles of garbage hundreds of tons of waste in the u.s. a piled into domestic landfills or simply putting people who are living nearby.
focus is that we have become trees the largest incinerator the largest. stone's throw away from where people live that impact in a community should not be impacted at all. do you think people under age of eighteen are hospitalized due to. three times the worst in the state of pennsylvania and that's because of the nurses and the person that comes out of stocks like this incinerator here. people that work here move you cannot sell a house destroyed a community. despite the phase of residents. insist that burning
waste is the best option they had that ambition from their facilities are consistently falling limits we spoke with economic expert chris tucker he thinks that china's new policy has created a real headache for some. china would never admit that this was part of the trade or that there was a brilliant strategy but part of me thinks that it was all intended all along and i have to take my hat off to china it's a very clever trade move it's a way of putting a huge tariff or really a blockade on the worst of american exports to china if it is a tactic it isn't really and while i don't think that china will change its policy on imported recyclables regardless of this trade war but now that the laws in place it is going to be a permanent part of chinese national policy because there's an actual rationale for it aside from the trade war namely china wants cleaner air and america's recyclable
are not are largely contaminated and china can get cheaper materials through other means this is a catastrophe and yes us policy makers might have anticipated it but as typical they failed to do so. china has a quota on foreign movies coming starting at thirty four films a year on top of that there are numerous restrictions that would be film importers have to meet and that's having a big impact on how hollywood. explains. while one very well known businessman only has trade wars on his mind when he hears china american filmmakers are not only happy to play by chinese rules they're trying to outsmart each other in how to win beijing's mercy grab your popcorn your columns prove. you're going to what's the movie's industry's driving force passion for
art it's funny. which country has the biggest number of movie theaters china which country's about to dethrone the u.s. the world's box office theater. fast and furious seven transformers the last night . more box office cash there than back hole but the problem is only thirty four foreign movies per year can make it onto the screens in china that's the law how's that for this year academy where tail wagging kicks in the cia selling guns to north korea. the chinese were originally meant to be the bad guys in these two so the plot was weeks to make it north korea lags do you make a difference and it looks like hollywood will keep trying to china ties you will characters in the future or in marvel's dr strange she was supposed to be
a tibetan monk who's the strange. doctor actually. a racist stereotype who comes from a region of the world that's in a very weird political place here originates from tibet if you acknowledge that tibet is a place in the teeth tibet he risk alienating one billion people and risk the chinese government going not going to show you a movie because you decided to get political. other tricks include classic of showing chinese products getting chinese actors to star in hollywood even coming up with special scenes where someone from china be a character or cast member saves the day. chased by cia. we. are.