a huge and to beijing protest in hong kong turned ugly with riot police reportedly resorting to live rounds and demonstrators throwing acid at officers. also this hour 2020 hopeful joe biden's team demands news network stop giving air time to donald trump's lawyer accusing him of spreading lies about the former v.p. we asked new yorkers if giuliani should be banned from their t.v.'s. giuliani should be able to speak and biden should be able to refute any any charges they try to shut out the other side everybody has the right to be their views. and
italy sees a spike in migrant arrivals after rome overturns the former interior minister matteo salvias decision to close ports to rescue boats. you're watching our 2 international bring you your live news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program. police in hong kong have fired tear gas water cannon and rubber bullets during a huge anti beijing protest. i'm. counting on. tens of thousands are taking part in the rally protesters have felt ferric aids paralyzing traffic some are chanting proud to be british and there are now reports coming in that riot officers fired live rounds and during one activist in the chest hong kong police in
a facebook post say the protests are through asset at federal officers and reporters also posted photos showing burns and injuries sustained by their staff officials have strongly condemned the violence and are calling on the public to stay safe now this all comes on the day china celebrates the 70th anniversary of the people's republic the event was marked with a large military parade and rows of soldiers marched through the capitol a parade showcase the country's military might including new weapons and vehicles independent china specialist and her long told us that what's happening in hong kong is being stirred up by outside actors to promote beijing. and the whole the beginning of the school. but without resorting 'd to. all the. creativity the little square hole called because that is all the social the trust is a short of the all some or all. of this this wall the wall of china or
the. situation both all so this will pass stronger with this ready. song as well and hope the situation would. give polls say. the people of it is that of everything. 'd 'd 'd the state. but then all the rest falls of the old. so this iteration of a low. u.s. democratic presidential candidate joe biden's campaign team has demanded that major t.v. networks banned donald trump personal lawyer from appearing on their shows and alleges that were the giuliani is spreading damaging falsehoods about biden on behalf of the u.s. president come up and has more former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is making his rounds on america's t.v. networks now rightly or wrongly donald trump is under
a lot of heat facing an impeachment inquiry and rudy giuliani intends as the president's lawyer to tell the other side of the story but the president's talking about is however there is a. load of evidence that the ukrainians created false information people were ignoring that that biden played a role in getting these collusion allegations covered up i didn't ask him to look into joe bugner yes knew of the allegation of the related my client which tangentially involved joe biden in a massive bribery not unlike what he did in china one of the points that rudy giuliani has been making is that there seems to be evidence of potential corruption from joe biden and his son in both ukraine and china now the biden campaign seems to believe this talking point is off limits in an unprecedented move we've actually got the joe biden campaign asking t.v. networks not to interview rudy giuliani saying that what he says in these
interviews is somehow out of bounds we royds you to demand to the facts you no longer book rudy giuliani a surrogate for donald trump who has demonstrated that he will knowingly and willingly lie in order to advance his own narrative it's now an open question will t.v. networks in the united states that claim to be fair balanced in showing both sides of the issue actively boycott one side the president of the united states aside to be precise let's not forget that the debunked conspiracy theory that somehow russia and trump colluded in order to win the white house was in the headlines all over the us media and at this point rudy giuliani says they are conspiring to silence him why because they're afraid of the facts and the reason they want me to be silenced is not because i'm funny and it's because i've got. facts and because he's guilty and these folks are repeat offenders one of the co-authors of the letter is a need to done now she was a former white house communications director under obama and it's reported that as
white house communications director she declared war on fox news the white house had no dealings with a major t.v. network now some saw that as an affront to the 1st amendment. let's be realistic here howie you know they are they are widely feared as you know part of the republican party take their talking points put them on the air take their opposition research put money are not find is this move against rudy giuliani the 1st step in pushing pro trump voices off of mainstream american t.v. networks or is it just a presidential race where all means are good let's talk to new yorkers we're not idiots we all know what channels feel a certain way what channels all feel a certain way. that's what they do all the time they try to shut out the other side i don't think it's fair i think to giuliani should be able to speak and biden should be able to refute any any charges as rudy giuliani i think he's earned the right to be a t.v. in fact he was the mayor in new york city through
a very traumatic situation 911 i think in everybody has the right to be interviewed . that's when you knew. the motor city even here in the democratic party stronghold of new york city seems like very few americans are sold on the idea that t.v. networks should be boycotting the president's lawyer caleb muffin r.t. new york. democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry against trump over claims he offered ukraine military aid if it investigated biden for corruption trump alleges biden tried to quash a ukrainian probe into a gas company that it son works for legal and media analyst lionel thinks democrats are running out of ideas. the constitution asks the question let's assume everything this president did was indiscreet wrong i'll even say for the sake of argument illegal the only question that we have to ask pursuant to this wonderful document is that has what he has alleged to have done assuming it to be true is it
so egregious so constitutionally problematic that it demands and requires his immediate removal from office by year from the election the bottom line is the democrats have this as their only weapon if they don't come up with one article of impeachment with a majority if they don't do this they're going to have to explain to their constituency why they did i'm sorry this is a political matter they cannot make this president's meter move they're hoping maybe something will take hold this time that. the number of migrants arriving in italy has risen sharply over 150 reportedly landed on the shores of lampedusa just over the weekend recently lifted former interior minister something is controversial ban on rescue boats docking in italian ports r.t. charlotte pinsky picks up the story. under the cup of darkness fresh arrivals set
foot on the tully soil these migrants were picked up off the being spotted by the coast guard in the mediterranean over the space of a few hours 5 of the boats look people also landed on lampedusa the island for years has been the front line of it to these migration courses. from the. former interior minister mr hugh selby may not be everyone's cup of tea but his hardline anti immigration policies did seem to resonate with italians his most
famous perhaps and most popular move was to close italy's ports to charity rescue ships before so be nice parties believe came to power as part of the coalition it only had been described as collapsing under the weight for my quince in 2017 almost 120000 or right by a series in 2018 the year so we need close the ports that dropped to a little over $23000.00 many had hoped that the end forcing sites now that seems to be fading we're going to shave i think there has already been a new immigration pick this is the beginning of migration from producer so yes i'm very worried to boost i'm especially worried but all the small boats that are empty i would not want the situation as it was in 2011. but this i hope that sold me my feet turned to the government so that he might. let's say an equilibrium in the
island and stop this trafficking now italy has a new government one that is more pro e.u. and has distanced itself from the politics of selvi me it's using much softer language over the issue of migration and it's where you open the ports for some this is the start of a slippery slope we probably have and you serve you. want to leave and we are not able. to lock you. in for. a full week before. migration. in the 1st few weeks of september official figures show that around 1700 my quince landed in italy via c. that's double what it was in the same period last year now while 4 e.u.
countries have agreed a relocation plan for migrants that arrive in italy this is only a temporary emergency mechanism itself has to be presented to of the e.u. members later this month and it will remain voluntary that's raising some eyebrows in the lampedusa there is also skepticism over the offer of help from the e.u. well you and i say they do nothing at all everyone thinks about themselves you would if you thought it would like to trusts birdseye do not because everyone has their own interests in europe germany looks after its own interest from. cradle to sea i believe you rip looks more to tell me interests than to those of a single country that has often left alone too many times. even if even members agree on a way forward to deal with migration it still doesn't resolve the issues italy continues to face as
a. result of migration that's already taken place 6 countries have already reimposed to run the border checks to stop migrants moving and stop and search operations being ramped up on the german border and if the levels of immigration rise once more many italians fear that they will be wrong so again left struggling alone with the butcher in charlotte deep in ski for altie. still to come a twitter executive has been exposed as a british army information warrior a story and more after the break. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to be rich.
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oh welcome back it's been revealed that twitter's middle east editor is also an officer in the british army's psychological wear warfare unit artie's is al it looks at how compatible those 2 roles are. they have for years been questions as to who shapes the editorial policies of twitter well when it comes to the social media giants operations in the middle east it turns out the british army has quite the hounded it middle east has discovered that twitter's head of editorial specializing on the middle eastern region also moonlights for the u.k. army former journalist gordon mcmillan has openly shared this information when his linked in page on the 77th progress made macmillan serves in is no ordinary unit created back in 2015 it conducts non-lethal warfare with a proud slogan influence an outreach these warriors fight their battles on the
front lines of social media seeking to change and influence behavior our aim is to challenge the difficulties of more than warfare use alone lethal engagement and legitimate nonmilitary lever's as a means to death behaviors of the opposing forces and adversaries it's no wonder the middle east has become a priority for the british army with its forces having played quite a role destabilizing the region in the past decade. or so brigade 77 it's certainly got plenty to get its teeth into general nick carter the head of the u.k.
army was full of high hopes for his social folgers in a speech he delivered last year 77 pre-k. the show should come back to we've got some remarkable talent when it comes to social media production design and indeed arabic poetry and at least one of them seems to have lived up to the potential since gordon mcmillan joined twitter in 2013 the social me. jayanta suspended iranian press agencies and banned thousands of middle eastern accounts although macmillan was proven to be working on 2 different fronts simultaneously put it doesn't seem all that bothered we actively encourage all our employees to pursue external interests in line with our commitment to healthy corporate social responsibility and we will continue to do so so while twitter wants to maintain how independent and unbiased it is its policy of encouraging staff to pursue outside interests coming back to haunt it those being the u.k. government propaganda operation which has attempted to create pastors to draw
journalists and academics in order to essentially promote that agenda is in relation to clearly international affairs and this kind of manipulation in commemoration of our own is profoundly unfair across and old some of the profoundly dangerous if you allow governments to start to shape what people think and understand about what's going on in the world in a way that is going on through the gate $77.00 an. operations we've seen it you carry then the ability to maintain any time to check or balance or control is severely limited we asked the british army spokes person for comment he told r.t. there was no relationship or agreement between the 77th brigade and twitter other than using it as a social media platform. they've been fighting for justice for decades but are not giving up banana plantation workers in nicaragua one compensation for the damage
done to their help by american made pesticides. and i remember that once i was cutting cane and i had a headache and bone pain but the fever was so terrible that i fainted in mccain i was brought to hospital where doctors said my korea team had changed by 2 points. supposedly the boys and they sprayed them again from the plains while we were cutting the cane the poison answered our bodies so we were being affected all the time. yeah you know the old one husband was working with the cane but he died sometimes
okies were waiting for him with food not so far from the plantation so they were affected too and got sick my brothers mario and francisco died working and they came they didn't get any help because they didn't have insurance. they never told us what we know now and i don't think it is right for them to spread the poison because now we are affected the worst thing here is they don't want to meet our demands the companies owner is deaf to us. might not receive compensation but at least my family can so i can help them just a good old can apply i do believe that they should buy hands and recognize our rights our lives and our organization which were made sick but we were put in these
conditions so they are the ones respond. before i get that i would marry you you know the nicaraguan courts ordered over $800000000.00 in compensation to more than a 1000 plantation workers and their families but the u.s. space makers have refused to pay up for the case is now being heard in france where those firms have significant assets their workers lawyer stuart smith explains why they and they hope to find justice in europe. there were originally cases filed in california the courts the united states basically said it's better to follow your case in your home country the defendants remove go there from those countries so those no assets to seize in those countries so you would then have to take that judgment and try to seize their assets to satisfy the judgment and that's the process we're going through now in europe france. is believes in the rule of law. they certainly are aware that you know the proof is in the record of the case these
men were tested. to reality was documented. and so it is time that they because. the companies being sued are down shell and us a dental they say the nicaraguan courts lack jurisdiction efforts to obtain compensation in the u.s. have also failed though tao said in a statement that the french courts would not find the judgments and forcible i their lawyer stuart smith again says it's time for the companies to pay up. the chemical ringback causes to reality in men you know the words are on able to have children it affects the sperm atos it in men to where they cannot fertilize female and it also increases cancer rates among women and men felt if you stick to those had not been compensated and they were really significantly hurt by this and we took up the case and are we going to collect these judgments or or settle these
cases one way or the other companies are going to have to speak. in somalia a u.s. military base has been attacked by the local islamic extremist group al-shabaab it claims loyalty to al qaeda and is listed as a terror group in the u.s. and the u.k. a european military convoy has also been attacked although so far no one has claimed responsibility somalia has been wracked by civil war for decades now with 2 significant parts of the country proclaiming itself tanami the us armed forces have been fighting al shabaab since 2007.
african meanwhile says it killed 10 al shabaab militants following a recent attack on an american base journalist an african affairs specialist io johnson says airstrikes only worsen the crisis. one thing is clear is that our ship bob is clearly not a force 'd that's going away they are local jihadists they belong to the somali itself it shows that we would have to stop and look beyond bombs beyond guns beyond bullets and something and how if at all there's an opportunity for negotiating with this group because we've shown over time that the military capabilities that they have the ability to go on the ground. it's going to continue and that the united states and the african union on likely to be to dislodge him in the short to medium term. that's a global news wrap up for now but i'll be back at the top of the hour with the latest thanks for tuning in.
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field agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the 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. what is described in the west as a russian invasion of crimea is a fact the presence of russian soldiers in crimea can you clarify that. they could
have to go to a bully is typical of a quote but the most of the most go float of could and. as long ago as 1804 sevastopol the naval base became the main military port of the russian empire on the black sea. during the 2nd world war the heroic defense of sevastopol lasted almost a year and took hundreds of thousands of lives. therefore the naval base in crimea has a legacy of historical pride for the russian black sea fleet as well as being of huge strategic importance. those of us alive back then remember when there were soviet missiles put into cuba how frightened americans were and how angry and how we almost went to a nuclear confrontation over having weapons of that kind of destruction placed that
close to the united states. just so if the united states considers cuba to be in its backyard. then crimea lays at russia's doorstep. the consequences of a u.s. seizure of the face or a nato base which in general. but almost a sum up a symbol. is natural. i taught me to. put you on with that. post today and you know unless. you know us enough to speak with practical. opinion it's. so just another to use ocean to illicit but it will say no in a sense that ended up with the old me the only leader i'm not that's the show if you will or. it was a piece of the school board. just in a party when i get there but you know we. see on the phone fixed amongst the
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