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given the life sentences we look at the colonial roots of the price. protests is rally in the south of france against the. economy. in california a law to prevent police shootings while a new study shows police brutality is the most common cause of. the broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our international.
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certainly glad to have you with us right a separatist conflict in cameroon has deepened this week a military tribunal in the majority french speaking nation has handed the life sentences to 10 leaders from an english speaking break way region and human rights groups are warning that the government crackdown could make matters worse. unlawful killing and use of excessive force by government forces during security operations have been rife since the crisis started security forces seem to have little fear of what will happen as they commit brazen crimes against civilians. nearly half of all the schools closed across the region juta attacks threats of
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attack and increasing violence on located in the northwest and southwest cameroon 4437 schools that closed as of june 29th seen pushing more than 609000 children out of school. the ongoing conflict began after a military crackdown on protests in cameron's 2 english speaking regions however the roots of the crisis lie further back in the country's colonial past. expense. cameron is a mixture of the new phone and francophone communities english speakers make up around about the population and they mainly concentrated in western areas of the country the tipping point came in 2016 when the anglo phone said that they finally had enough what they believed discriminatory practices against that community that was after the government imposed french speaking teachers and lawyers in schools and the courts in areas through texts and sewage off to it but they were tracked
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down by the security services and look their leaders were arrested sparking further rest poor church debt kidnapping the burning of settlements have ravaged parts of the country many have fled and in the last year 30 percent increase in the number of people who need 8 human. cameroon has never been greater in the south west northwest in particular we have witnessed the emergence of a new crisis characterized by numerous abuses and violations of human rights but all of these problems have the roots that reach far into cameron's past former german colony france and the u.k. were given the mandate to look after the area following the 1st world war then in the 1960 s. france and the british finally gave the territories their independence to former colonies which had been ruled in very different ways became a single state haven't quite got the origin of the. clue and everyone is aware of the global power of our world but there is no real effort
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to want to. shout over this doubt that come in the present country and should be. no more from my to have. to be honest. with you there was collusion between. government and the french government to ensure that. people remain in the country. in. situations. i think. many african countries whether it's a month earlier but it's a coming. as the world what she saw and what some already describing as a civil war in central africa is cameroon is becoming more entrenched of the issue
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may lie in the country's kolo past but it's today citizens are suffering the consequences. the g. 7 summit of leading economies is underway in southwest france but not everyone is pleased at the gathering thousands of protesters have staged a rally in the region. the crowd marched through the french town of beyond with police on standby with water cannons and tear gas and other g. 7 a rally happened elsewhere in the region thousands of protesters voiced their anger over rich nations economic and environmental policies. that machete but we're here to fight against this capitalist system that leads to so much destruction in so many levels there's a story but i do time here to fight against this capitalist screw the world to say we've had enough of the situation that's leading us to total destruction as
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a species as a culture and to the destruction of human rights because. i came here to protest against the g 7 and the policies of those countries' leaders it's ridiculous for the heads of 7 of the richest countries to claim inequality is the main theme of this forum well at the same time we see how their own policies bring about inequality the company must actually make going to pubs 7 of the most powerful countries in the world have gathered only to divide the world's wealth between themselves we talk about the fight against inequality but i think this is nonsense as always for the past 45 years i have been going to this rallies and i can tell you that none of these summits have ever done anything good for ordinary people. meanwhile the head of the european council has described the g. 7 summit as a difficult test of unity and solidarity and the french president said that the climate crisis and the nomic challenges would dominate the talks ahead of the summit and also heighten the highlighted the need to reform the current international order. this model has come to hold because democracy has degraded
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because capitalism has degraded and gone mad because we are producing inequalities that we no longer know how to regulate. political analyst nicholas of code which says those remarks from the french leader do not stand up to scrutiny and that's a bit surprising i'd say that's about the scary part of his sentence what order is he talking about today we don't have a catalyst that we have a world order but the world doesn't have a catalyst order and the world doesn't want this capitalist order not all that well in any case so if he didn't really mention what he wanted and what he was thinking about of course this makes no sense if the g 7 is going to discuss an order of either only capitalist countries also concerning the economy and the degree to what about hong kong about democracy being degraded i think these are internal problems and this is not just imprinted international problem it can be an international problem but how credible are these g 7 members talking about democracy degrading if
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their own democracies at home are very are are and difficulties now look at the other best there are still demonstration the misfortunes today again in france so how credible can write crombie speaking about reviewing that not willing to see better democracies if you can't sort of the most credit in his own country all right israel has conducted a series of air strikes to the south of damascus and to syria says it has intercepted several hostile targets damascus based reporter mohammed ali as the latest. syrian local t.v. quoted an official military source here in damascus as saying that as a syrian air defenses at 11 30 pm local time here in damascus detected enemy targets and i quote coming from the direction of the occupied golan in the direction of damascus and direct the according to the syrian military source syrian air defenses to confront that and intercept that those enemy targets shooting down most of them before they can reach their target this is according to the syrian
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military force this is the only official statement that we got from the syrian side but the israeli side on the other hand ople gave some information about what happened these rating the i.d.f. israeli defense forces also gave out a statement confirming that israeli fighter jets carried out as to the airstrike the targeted an area a location called a town called dokken about southwest of damascus saying that the aim of such israeli air strikes are 6 floors and i quote a land drone attack against israel by iran and the i.d.f. in a statement said also that they have targeted and what they describe god the iranian forces of particularly and oppose the boards of the iranian revolutionary guard over there now prime minister and also benjamin netanyahu appraised that attack bank dot that israel will continue to act to act against iran and its proxies for israel's security and that israel is ready for anything there yo. in a major operational effort we have thwarted an attack against israel by the iranian
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could force and shiite militias. iran has no immunity anyway forces operating every site so against the iranian aggression if someone rises up to kill you kill him 1st the israelis claim they might be counselled please we have to point out that israel frequently launches attacks and air strikes on syria but they don't always comment on what was the target syrian air defenses also usually confront such attacks according to analysts over here the syrian government has made it clear several times that there are no forces in syria there are only military advisers at the request of the syrian government and actually in fact every time there is an attack by israel against syria because there are hundreds actually since the start of the unrest every time there is an attack that we only hear and see about syrian army soldiers being either killed or injured. wildfires raging through the amazon rain forest are also high on the agenda at the g. 7 in the face of a global outcry brazil's president has ordered the military to help protect the
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area earlier france and ireland said they would it not ratify a massive trade to deal with south american nations unless brazil does more to find to the fires huge plumes of smoke can be seen billowing from the world's largest rain forest with vast areas burning out of control at one point this week of the smoke was so dense that the city of san paulo was plunged into darkness for an entire day this year has seen a record number of fires in the region and in bolivia the authorities are also trying to help tackle the issue they've deployed a firefighting born boeing 747 supertanker. switching gears now police brutality is the 6th most common cause of death among young men in the u.s. this according to a new study comes as california's governor signed a new law limiting the use of force by police officers when making arrests officers will only be able to use lethal force if they believe there is an immediate threat of death or injury the new law also makes it easier to prosecute police officers
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who abuse their power they could face criminal charges with more details here as art has come up and and we should warn you 1st that there are some disturbing images in this following report. the killing of unarmed african-americans at the hands of law enforcement has been an issue that dominated headlines in the united states for years names like michael brown eric garner and samir rice bringing back memories of mass protest movements and rising anger from the black community and concerned citizens. the. latest statistics reveal just how systemic the prob. on the police violence could be police for this is a leading cause of death for young men in the united states over the lot of course about one in every $1000.00 black men can expect to be killed by police risk of
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being killed by police peaks between the age of 20 years and 35 years for men and women and for all racial and ethnic groups in fact dying at the hands of law enforcement is the 6th leading cause of death think about it american police officers take more young lives than diabetes influenza and most diseases only car accidents suicide homicide heart disease and cancer kill more young americans than police officers it's almost like interactions with the police or becoming a public health crisis or a drug epidemic the style of the ring forces coast to treat police violence as a public health issue racially unequal exposure to the risk of seat violence has profound consequences for public health democracy and racial stratification of course police authorities maintain that they do everything in their power to exercise restraint take the case of tony tampa a 32 year old living in dallas texas he called the police himself to say that he
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was off his medication for schizophrenia and then he needed help after the police arrived responding to his own call they restrained him they laughed at his pleas and he eventually stopped breathing. but. only. if i rolled and rolled. b you know just got here. in new york city the subways and billboards warn the public about dangerous diseases like diabetes there was even a controversial subway ad campaign warning about the results of teen pregnancy so with police being the 6th leading cause of death for young men in the united states should a similar public awareness campaign be waged we decided to ask people here in new york city i don't thing that i would hope i thing with proper training would help maybe you know. will train these police like to understand how to take care of lives you know that's what's needed i think more. a more useful public service
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announcement would probably be about advocating for knowing all your rights and knowing how to talk to police in an encounter knowing that it's legal to record it work or them doing their job in all states those kind of public service announcements might might be were useful in my book she with or with people being killed at the hands of police officers in the usa yeah i think it's 5050 to be honest even playing 5050 meaning like place up there is pass a law as well as perpetrators and that's just a shame that's our society the us public seems pretty aware that the country has a problem with police violence these statistics weren't really shocking to the people we spoke to they were pop and r. c. the york. we also spoke with a former police officer dominic is oh he says there is a need for broader cooperation between the police and the public one of the things that these studies which are constantly putting out they don't take into consideration is you'll never seen you'll never see the level of resistance that the subject of the police used force with initiated or dardar or just acted with
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you never see the level of impairment you never see the crime that was at hand there are countless contributing factors that are never put into play in these studies and these studies simply come out with gender race and then survival rate deal with law enforcement and the onus on that responsibility is always put at the feet of law enforcement mess not responsible but i would also like to see the public more held accountable i'm all for the demands of law enforcement being more ruthless it is a job that requires a more critical eye and a more critical watch but you have to have the public being willing to do their fair share too because saurabh appeals 7 principle 9 principles of policing is the police of the public in the public or the police so therefore they are part of the same cohesive unit and they have to work together. all right switching gears now to space is so use a spacecraft carrying a russian space robot has failed to dock at the international space station according to russia's space agency the humanoid named it field or is doing fine the
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engineers believe it falls on the on tandem on tom i think excuse me automatic rendezvous system is to blame for saturday's failure and 2nd attempt is expected on tuesday now in the meantime the capsule will fly further out into space keeping a safe distance from the i assess if you had or is due to spend 10 days at the station learning to assist the crew. and civil unrest in hong kong has led to clashes between protesters and police that story much more after a short break this is our international. show seemed wrong. just don't. let me. get to shape out these days. and it. equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart. she still looks for common ground. this is the poseidon adventure mixed with the titanic one colossal sinking of the global economy right now we've got donald trump starring with the ghost of paul newman on the bridge of the titanic watching as they engineer called last failure of the global economy. welcome back this is our international protests in hong kong it descended into
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chaos on saturday protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas the civil unrest has been ongoing for 12 weeks it began over draft legislation allowing the extradition of suspects to mainland china but the movement has since broadened it to other political issues the chinese foreign ministry spokesperson this week stressed to the government would assist hong kong authorities to restore order in accordance with the new law meanwhile in afghanistan there have been a series of suicide bombings in the bob graham district a convoy of foreign forces was targeted although no casualties were reported another attack in the western herat province on friday killed 5 including a former regional chief while an assault in the farsi district the left of the commander of local pro-government forces among the dead no group has claimed responsibility for the violence and in the south korean capital so seoul protesters called for
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a boycott of japan amid escalating tensions between the 2 countries people held candles and signs while others addressing the crowds from a stage. earlier this week south korea announced it would scrap the military intelligence sharing agreement with japan over a trade dispute. former white house press secretary sarah sanders has announced she is joining fox news known for its pro trump coverage. excited to during fox news as a contributor looking forward to being with the fox in france team for my 1st hit on september 6th how should x. white house officials be treated when they spend months misleading the public then seek positions of fame and privilege that's all that from the top by a president who lies even about the weather in the time of day that i think is why this does deserve outrage and backlash. meanwhile of the opposite end of the political spectrum former deputy f.b.i. director andrew mccabe has joined the ranks of the news outlets least liked by
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trump c.n.n. his appointment also drew criticism as mckay was fired for leaking information to the media then the lying about it at least 4 times including under oath the guy who department of justice inspector general found committed federal crimes and is a serial liar good works in and live to see the commitment to serious journalism m g mccabe fired for lying to the f.b.i. caught by the inspector general for an authorized media leaks and worst of all one of the ringleaders in spreading the disastrous russian collusion conspiracy theory his reward a paid c.n.n. contract comical andrew mckinney and c.n.n. truly a match made in fake news heaven sanders is it now the 3rd white house official to join fox following a stint in the trump administration while obama era politicians from a former director of now on national intelligence to x. white house communications officials are now and it's on c.n.n. but political commentator dave perkins thinks former politicians joining partisan
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media outlets is a bad idea. i think it's a bad development for media that more and more political people are winding up in front of the cameras it's just not good news media is changing from the watchdog of government for the branch as they are called to a member of government a participant of government end moreover a member largely on one side and against the other and when the media participates politically mostly on one side the public doesn't demand for them to stop it the public demands for other media to participate on the other side to balance them out because it's unfair because of all this easy motion between government and media it should not be allowed to happen but i'm not sure there's a way to stop it because i don't want government to be in charge of who gets what job either i'd rather it be free and people just know what it is they're seeing and who they're listening to when they get their information from the media it's better to know transparency is better than government supervision but i still don't like
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the direction that it's going. now on the lighter side of news across russia people are celebrating the country's national flag day more than 100000 attended a concert a rally in central moscow dedicated to the holiday including artie's done a quarter take a look. i'm in the middle of moscow right now where there's a huge festival going on as you can see behind me for russia's national flag day earlier on we saw a giant flash mob with thousands of people and you can just tell the atmosphere is very positive people are having a great time it was actually also a record breaking number of flags here today over 2000 in fact taken from across the russian federation by over a 1000 young guards of the flight based off of that you can probably guess that there are also festivals going on across the russian federation let's take a look at what's going on elsewhere.
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now the tricolor russian flag itself has been through a lot over hundreds of years the tricolor flag itself was made during the russian empire but only adopted years later by tsar alexander the 3rd during the soviet union the flag was changed for the hammer and sickle over a red background and again he had done it in the 9091 after the fall of the soviet union we actually talked to a lot of russians here about what the flag means to them and why this holiday so important the system when you might we simply couldn't soon decide when to sort it all that's why me and my friends came from our town this camembert to to be closer to our homeland. we came here to sure we saw on the heart of our homeland our flag . that i'm going to this event shows how great our country use our ability to
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gather under a single black oval region. unsure how big and friendly russian. people have been handing out these buttons all day you can see out my suit jacket celebrating 350 years of the flag i even got a russian flag painted on my face earlier today when i wasn't paying attention and the festivities aren't going to stop anytime soon or later today there's a concert scheduled where many many people will be an even in moscow and across the rest of russia there's going to be festivities for russians of all ages to attend one till the end of the week. young environmental campaigner fun berg is on her way to the u.n. climate summit in new york and she's chosen to sail there on a 0 emissions boat instead of using a plane to highlight the impact of aviation on the environment however critics on twitter have been quick to find fault claiming she's actually producing more missions by taking the slow route.
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too bad 5 people were using airplanes to get the ship back to europe the captain is going to fly because well 0 emission save in fact more will be emitted. what about the guys you're with a flooded home when you get to the us. but you still avoiding the fact that crews been flown out to new york to bring it back so more carbone use the normal flight
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which makes your journey pointless. and it does for now back with more news in let's say 33 minutes to us. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president. or some want to. have to go right to be close as you like them up for free in the morning can people get. interested always in the waters about our age. question. in a world of big partisan movie laws and can see. it's time to wade to
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dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. paradise with some ground turned into a round the experimentation field for agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritant there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up and suited up locals attempt to combat the unregulated experiments that often in day you have many of these people one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the
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battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. and there are max kaiser this is the kaiser report have you checked that kaiser report dot com. yeah it's got links and stuff to everything we talk about that's right stacy yes i kaiser report dot com i put all the headlines the links to the headlines we talked about you know what people always ask me on the you tube so i thought why not kaiser report dot com and provide the links for people so that they can stop harassing me on twitter that's
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a good idea so speaking of harassing people on twitter that is basically the job of our commander in chief the president of united says donald trump or at least that's what he thinks it is and he harasses people all day long on twitter in the past week he started this week off with harassing jay powell over at the federal reserve bank and he tweeted our economy is very strong despite the horrendous lack of vision by jay powell and the fed but the democrats are trying to will the economy to be bad for purposes of the 2020 election very selfish exclamation point our dollar is so strong that it is sadly hurting other parts of the world the fed rate over a fairly short period of time should be reduced by at least $100.00 basis points with perhaps some quantitative easing as well if that happened our economy would be even better on the world economy it would greatly and quickly and.

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