almost 38 for people who listen. to the stories that shape the way karen r.t. tensions escalate with the u.s. sending troops to saudi arabia and imposing new sanctions on iran over terrans alleged attack on an oil facility. plus more chaos in hong kong where until beijing protesters threw molotov cocktails and police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas plus. in israel for a 2nd election it fails to give any side a majority to form a government with by prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival vying to lead any coalition and thousands of children as young as 5 being held without
charge in crime detention centers in nigeria human rights watch says the rest were made as part of an anti terror crowd to. describe simply really overcrowded cells 250 or 300 detainees packed in 2 months now that was 10 meters by 10 acres. hello good morning the latest developments in a look back to what's been happening over the last 7 days you're watching the weekly here in r.t. international now the iranian president says he wants gulf nations to work together to provide security in the region it comes after his country standoff with the u.s. intensified this week washington accused iran of being behind a drone attack on an oil refinery in saudi arabia made this pledge of support to riyadh. the president has approved the deployment of u.s.
forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense we will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the kingdom of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. to enhance their ability to defend themselves it is clear that even the saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of the rain involvement however the drone missile attacks were claimed by the rebels in yemen on friday saudi forces launched several airstrikes near the any port city of hit idea a saudi coalition spokesperson said the goal was to prevent rebels from launching remote controlled assaults on shipping in the red sea yet the saudis and the u.s. still point the finger at iran over the oil facility strike but against it reports . it is being decided that iran did it and that started opinion will find it will the result of an investigation it's a decision guilty secretary to gather any new evidence that shows who is behind the
attacks and do you think you have a slam dunk case to bring to the u.n. next week. i think it's abundantly clear and there is an enormous consensus in the region that we know precisely who conducted these attacks was iran i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single month. rob is doing what trump does best signing pieces of paper bringing to bear a slew of new sanctions against iran but these are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country we've never done it to this level. and it's too bad what's happening with iran it's going to hell the americans who weren't attacked of already decided what happened then who is guilty the saudis who were attacked and have all the day bri and bits and pieces of the missiles still working on technicalities like evidence
and proof let that sink in. the attack did not originate from yemen the attack was launched from the moon and was unquestioned be sponsored by iran it's not in the range of yemen's capability and if it was them who can talk of the attack this is one of the missiles we have recovered and we have information that leads us to the source of these kind of components were made in iran. so what they found is the weapons were allegedly made with components they were fired from the north the direction of iran and its neighbors so cutting to the chase it was iran that's what you're going to say right not once during the presentation that the saudis specifically say that iran did it 1 may ask what on earth saudi defenses were doing at the time they've got the 3rd biggest military budget on earth but of
america's best clients the countries livid with patriot and other anti missile systems $80000000000.00. has a year should protect you from a score of drones and missiles no the only thing that might be iranian related is that maybe some of the equipment some of the technology that the who these have might have been incorporated into the attack but why why or why is anyone complaining especially the saudis since the us has been providing the bombs and the aircraft to the saudis to bomb yemen for 4 years so the who with these are just responding back then again to those saying it's iran because their alleged iranian components in the day breach does not mean that the us is responsible for horrific massacre in yemen i mean sure saudi arabia dropped the bombs but those say made in the united states more likely than not be has been clearing the
shelves of american arms manufacturers recently by this logic is new need to investigate to collect evidence it's american bombs it has got to be america. and. an entire country reduced to misery and pain untold thousands dead more to die but you know what it's the oil refinery in saudi arabia the book was vengeance. in other news anti beijing protesters in hong kong occupied a shopping center during a 16 consecutive weekend of demonstrations and unrest on saturday police in the
semi autonomous chinese city he's taking ass and rubber bullets while wright is 3 molotov cocktails and started fires on the streets i. i. i. i mean while on tuesday a leading name in the hong kong protest movement appeal to u.s. lawmakers in congress joshua one wants them to pass a bill that would see hong kong's autonomy status monitored in return for economic perks. hong kong special status under american law that bans on the city being treated as a separate customs area beijing should not have it both ways wrapping all the
economy benefit of hong kong standing in the world while erosion of our freedom this is the most important reason why the hong kong human rights and democracy act and just the pros of hong kong civil society or one there is a prominent student activist who organizes protests against the chinese government in support of hong kong's independence the 22 year old is also a leader of the pro-democracy party. he's already several jail terms 2 for his activities while his visit to new york over the weekend also attracted a lot of media attention reuters the new york times and bloomberg among those that asked for an interview or invited him to their headquarters he also gave a speech to see columbia university you pushed down of explains now why one's plan for u.s. supervision over hong kong could backfire. they are many they've won the fight with the authorities by early submission but they are anything but done the american
flag waving taskforce among the hong kong protesters are sending their poster boy to convince us legislators to do something big on autonomy. well for those of you having difficulty making out the absence of this boilerplate script it's the human rights and democracy act and it's meant to show beijing that the u.s. is serious about fighting for hong kong's rights the united states must make clear to china that its interference in hong kong affairs will have consequences this month we must possibly cameron bipartisan on consumer rights and democracy act the bill was devised in response to what the u.s. has been calling a chinese infringement on the region's autonomy and requires for america to review own homes special status annually and if that status is ever revoked the region's
autonomy would not so much been friendly to but rather new to dust since the early ninety's hong kong has been enjoying huge advantages for wearing washington's special status badge. and some believe that a small yet vocal group of protesters is laying an explosive tripwire for the whole region which will not enjoy the konami chain reaction if it's ever triggered in a way that is they've just signal of the 'd biggest economy in the world. and see that it will always just ordered. oh it was. a great deal but it's not just the whole bali there are all the thousands of dollars they still believe it would
likewise be affected of course it's all over because. it's only or percent of policy that he was the. head of the deal years ago in me a call to all more as far as equality is also. but low is also sent but on the other hand of course we law i would wish the one to see so as to help with the internationalization that really with the. american legislators say the bill is designed to punish mainland china specifically as protesters want sean and not but while the end goal may very well be punishing beijing in pursuit of a geo political supremacy washington my just overlook the collateral damage.
the israeli president is intervening to try and break the deadlock over forming a new government he's meeting prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival benny gantz by 3 vying to head a coalition after snap elections failed to return a majority. according to the election commission we have received $33.00 seats and netanyahu did not achieve the bloc that he had hoped to achieve citizens of israel want to the unity government even after previous elections and they want it now i was talking about it almost for the whole year i intend to create a wide unity government with me is the leader. i was surprised and disappointed by the fact that as of now benny gantz still refuses my call to meet the president called for unity and without a meeting between the 2 major party leaders a unity government cannot be formed. well if no deal is reached israel does face the prospect of a 3rd round of elections in less than a year cancer's center left blue and white alliance won $33.00 seats while
netanyahu center right likud party was just behind the arab bloc came 3rd with 5 more seats than in the previous election arab israelis to make up around 20 percent of the population netanyahu has made unproven allegations of ballot fraud in arab districts need wanted cameras to be placed in polling stations in arab areas a plan though blocked by the opposition is inflammatory views were seen as a factor perhaps in boosting arab voter turnout political analyst mitchell believes that for now netanyahu doesn't have any viable options for a coalition. the ironic thing is the last election which was a few months ago and it's a now had really all the options in the world he could have formed a right of center government a narrow one with about 61 seats or he could have sat down with benny gantz and had a unity government with 70 and more parties he chose to do neither he wasn't successful in either called for new elections now what it appears is i would say
it's the final countdown to the end of the career of that and you know he's talking about a narrow right of center zionist government you know a narrow government and many gods is sounding like a leader unifying the people the will of the people he's going to talk to all the parties most of the parties that have run from the left blue and white to the labor party to the democratic camp party all of them has said will join a national unity government with the likud even we just won't do it with it and you know that's and you know for most israeli politicians and many and many of the israeli people is damaged goods. still to come in the weekly identity crisis facebook claims it is a publish not just a platform in a legal case which could have a major impact on the site but have a look at that story to set the stage on the way just awful.
join me every 1st week on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. so we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race often spearing dramatic developments only mostly i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. tensions between the masses and classes have existed ever since modern states came into being but often serve as a driver of political change with russian civil society growing larger and louder
against the excesses of the governing elites what does the future of the political system look like. again you with the weekly now an ongoing crackdown on terrorists nigeria has seen thousands of children being detained that's according to a new report by human rights watch we spoke to one of the researches behind the publication. since 2013 nigeria has detained about 3600 children and in june human rights watch went to the northeast of nigeria where boko haram its most active and we interviewed more than 30 children who had been detained the vast majority of these children were never charged with a crime in fact they were never taken to court never had the opportunity to see
a judge the children were denied contact with their families and held in or a book shins they described so little space that they couldn't turn over at night they were you know pile one next to the other they described it like the razor blades packed many of them something began losing hope that they would ever be released some thought that they would die in detention children whose young this 5 were reportedly held in overcrowded military detention facilities on little or no evidence they spent months sometimes even years there without charge with reports to you of sexual physical and mental abuse and this we heard extreme eva crying the children have been accused of involvement with the armed terrorist group boko haram the radical islamist organization is based in northeastern nigeria it carries a suicide bombings as well as arms assaults throughout west africa and 2015 that boko haram pledged allegiance to islamic state and then many of the imprisoned
children were rounded up by the nigerian authorities during military operations against the terrorists. they are smee if i was a member of booker her and beat me up when i said no they tied my hands and legs and hung me to a tree and continued to flow camy they flogged me and left me tied to the tree from morning to evening one person from my village was killed during the interrogation if you make a noise if you drink water without asking them if you go toward the door to get fresh air they beat you. the soldiers had girlfriends one of the girls from our village was a girl friend of a soldier she would usually take her out of the compound some ladies got pregnant in the cell and delivered while i was there. of the nigerian authorities have released over 2000 children from detention since 2013 nearly all of them had been held without charge go back again though says the government should make more of an
effort to release the children still being held. nobody knows the current number of children who may still be in military custody nigerian authorities do not allow the nations or independent organizations like human rights watch to access the military detention centers but what human rights watch is calling for is that nigerian authorities release any remaining children in military detention and transfer them to civilian protection authorities so that they can receive rehabilitation help or unifying with their families and reintegrating into their communities their response the nigerian military does deny the allegations that have been made against it in the report saying that the children are kept in secure areas and are adequately cared for we also us the nigerian ministry of justice comment on this story although so far they haven't applied. now the social media giant facebook is apparently undergoing an identity crisis that's because it's changed
the way it describes itself from a platform to a publisher and that could have some important ramifications well in a recent legal case facebook claimed it was a publisher insisting it has the right to ban it wants but that would also make it liable for what goes out on its platform responsibility as previously tried to dodge the prank or is more. why don't we go out here. that's better. plaintive ultra right activist laura loom or who was taken off pretty much all major online platforms defendant facebook one of the giants which kicked her out we carefully flicked through these court papers which the defendant filed could fly and bury the lawsuit and here's what really caught the eye. to the extent miss lewis claimed targets facebook's decision to deactivate her accounts it
is also deficient under a well established law need to facebook know any of the publisher can be liable for failing to publish someone else's message 1st amendment provides absolute protection for such decisions what was it again either facebook nor any other publisher protection by the 1st amendment so in this particular case the lawyers of sucking co are happy to legally refer to their social network as up publisher digging a bit deeper will reveal facebook has done that in the past as well when last year and app startup was crossing swords with facebook in court this is what came from the network spent the publisher discretion is a 3 speechwriter respective what technological means is used so is it just me or something's wrong with how the platform we use every day identifies itself because when facebook bosses take questions in other places it seems they always try to distance themselves from the notion publisher which are you are you
a tech company or are you the world's largest publisher because i think that goes to a really important question on what form of regulation or government action if any we would take. senator this is. a really big question i view us as a tech company because the primary thing that we do is build technology and products are you responsible for your content which made exactly the end of a publisher. well i agree that we're responsible for the content but we don't produce the content and that's been the message for quite a while. we are a tech company not a media company. i do think we have to be the publisher and we definitely don't want to be the arbiter of the truth now just imagine what kind of legal trouble the tech giant may put itself in if it becomes universally recognized the company mr zuckerberg is running is a publisher not just
a tech platform are they really ready to be responsible for anything disturbing or outright criminal that gets posted under the blue logo the examples have been out there in abundance. the way or what if simply someone decides to lawyer and bully me with all kinds of offensive stuff right on facebook should i then also follow defamation suit against the network because they as a publisher a lot of it's well known you can't have a cake and eat it at the same time or probably unless your last name is sucker berg in a prank there will be facebook to respond to the story they have refused to comment you watching our say does the weekly at the moment things are looking back again
hello and welcome to worlds apart the tensions between dim masses and the classes have existed ever since modern states came into existence often serving as a driver of political change with the russian civil society growing larger and allowed there against the excesses of the governing elite how does it bode for the system as a whole to discuss that i'm now joined by constantine god and on the resident scholar at the carnegie moscow center consulting is good to talk to you thank you very much for coming into the studio and for the invitation now as we are recording this program moscow as i still take getting government buildings in moscow in support of populists in the an actor who was detained during the election protests and sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison for a legit violence against law enforcement a charge that is contradicted by video evidence which to court refused to consider
now the conviction buys of the russian war system is nothing new but i think the bill is ation off russian society provoke is what strikes you the most about it i think the reaction of the cold public opinion or the picture for our polish troops almost. like half of nation just proved in the same moment it was oh a huge focus on state control to protest and program a. co-sponsor from the west and so on and so on but still half of the population said that they just. i don't like the picture of troops in the capital and i think there's a horse was disproportional it was known that the court and that of course he's sort of a. it's part of social fabric in russian wheat well we're at the chosen for how far we adequate for how far the situation is that and the use of force was absolutely
none of it and i think apart from disapproving of the massive use of force. a lot of people in moscow and polls show that the majority of people in moscow actually support it people's right to take to the streets which i think is also an interesting indicator i think one of the features that distinguishes the current protest away from the previous ones is that it's becoming increasingly mainstream it's not just the mostly intelligentsia on non-systemic opposition anymore it's much more broad based actors journalists priests isn't that actually a very good development that the russian society is finally becoming a subject rather than object of politics. if we compare protests and shias in the one description and produce the most cool we'll see still the pictures quite different clothes and shoes it's more like one of my colleagues foreign journalist a moscow characterized it as
a green red or even green brown may think that this is actually these same social groups that support for example russian role in ukraine but they also care about the environment and in moscow for example it was pretty different picture it was yes it was not just what you call an intelligence it means old public noons those who have some traditionally critical of their as those who control sort of symbolic capital like the language the humanities and so on and so on but they were joined by 3 of the groups 1st and them them. most interesting group in this protest moscow activist who participate in. different forms of when a simple governing they in war in actually in mayor's office agenda they try to make it better to try to fix things and they realize that actually. the stated
doesn't want him. in any sense that it's really about the city who doesn't want them and they are as mayors of mosco to number of stores as from when the simple government 6 years ago he initiated the law that caught sort of going to civil councils and his initial decision being as they say mayor of moscow who employed such a disproportionate force on the streets of the city and then many many theories circulating in the capital about who and why made the decision to use force in much larger numbers than ever before what's your version of a it was it was sort of a snuffle it was a person planned because. maybe july 4th until july realized that mayors of moscow just wanted to punish so-called opposition for spoiling his agenda because one of his.