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i'm sure would be too much brighter if you move from phones to bring in some. stunts on t.v. don't come. top news of the week occupy wall street has marked its two month anniversary with an unprecedented protest all over the u.s. hundreds have been arrested pepper sprayed and beaten by the movement looks etc its causes ever. violence sparks off in egypt once again as a cradle of the arab spring seas tear gas and rubber bullets with thousands of protesters all across the country saying military rule is the straw and the results of the february revolution. bureaucracy ascendant a wave of unelected favorites take power in europe as the blogs much vaunted democracy is seen as being placed on the back burner in the face of
a detonator and debt crisis. plus the syrian president refuses to crack under international pressure while the bread of further sanctions and tough diplomatic attacks stoke fears we're about to see another p.b.s. style intervention. is one pm in the russian capital watching artsy with me wearing a joshie welcome to the program and sec order of protest escalated all across the u.s. as the occupy wall street movement marked two months since its inception hundreds were arrested this week asked police tore down activists camps all over the country including where it all began in september park in new york however it stopped thousands gathering to demonstrate again evidence has been emerging of this proportion of police action in response to mostly peaceful protests. at the
university of california a group of students staging a sit down protest were have a spray and the guardian newspaper is reporting on a newly released video showing police brutally beating out iraq war veteran and one man suffered a ruptured spleen but as art historians are now reports a crackdown only seems to be hardening the resolve of protesters. in the financial capital of the world a movement called occupy wall street is poor in eight short weeks that fight against u.s. corporate greed and wealth inequality manifests in all fifty states i don't i am an american movement not seen since the sixty's as the power of the people grows louder police force grow stronger peaceful activists beaten by the tons blinded by nice and thrown to the ground unarmed activists extends law enforcement clashing. of your.
burdens. that. people like. right. are. there. and so they feel. for. them. dozens of occupy activists have been jailed throughout the china campaign the mass arrests of eight hundred on the brooklyn bridge garnered international attention but this image of an eighty four year old former schoolteacher pepper sprayed during a demonstration captures the crackdown activists face what to avoid ling point by economic injustice and a political system failing the majority protest. demonstrated unprecedented
resilience and then u.s. authorities began occupying the occupations one by one even activists under the pretext of how for safety concerns a raid on the headquarters in new york came one day out hundreds of armed officers destroying and displacing the heart of this democratic movement you can't evict an idea to the idea that we are that i could i percent of americans that you know we need to resist the good points of financial institution the corporations fight record of against those messages that are being spread around the country what began as an occupation in a park has grown into a national movement fighting for principles the momentum has shifted much more to large existing institutional actors like labor unions and well known community organizations that are picking up their basic message and i think that that message has got such resonance right now that people are going to turn out on the streets around these issues whether or not there's an encampment it's
a cottage park the largest the loudest turnout so far in their state as being west turn two months old if they mark by the time to shut down the new york stock exchange occupations and parks and subways and heavy handed tactics by the end might you keep a protest that began disbelief on she was more like open warfare hundreds were arrested and by the evening more than thirty thousand activists students and labor unions show their strength in numbers along the brooklyn bridge from new york to l.a. and just about every city in between the occupy movement has flooded the streets uniting thousands of strangers bound by common hardship and frustration to munson there is no denying this grassroots campaign has become a branch of the big apple and the social marker in america up or not artsy new york
. art is loosely defined as where the latest occupy action is unfolding in oakland and she's sharing her impressions on her twitter feed and her away the fleet she's with warning that more than five hundred people are gathering in an empty area owned by the city and bringing hands despite a police prohibition they expect officers to arrive and start arresting people within hours call the story as it breaks out r.t. and our twitter feed. we know while the cradle of the arab spring edge of that inspired protest there is all around the globe is once again seen brutal clashes police used tear gas and rubber bullets against dozens of thousands of demonstrators who returned to tougher your square in cairo one person has been killed and around seven hundred injured during two days of clashes protests have been raging all across the country with demands for the withdrawal of a constitutional draft that declares a military the guardian of prostitution legitimacy critics say it will mean every
turn to the same problems under hosni mubarak's ouster regime bar columnist and correspondent for the asia times believes the unrest coming ahead of crucial elections may be another revolution. if they repress this syria style this is going to get out of specially against the muslim brotherhood and if we see let's see a large work of what's going to need to read a square with all the factions of the muslim brotherhood can use their google generation everybody in this square against the military dictatorship there is see which is something that could happen within the next few weeks let's put it this way and we're going to have for you swear to it every single day on these parliamentary elections to start in a few days to go on for a few months they're going to elect their constituents the assembly and then they go to promulgate the new gustafson of the country and every single rights record.
and a lot more still to come in the program including snaring the heir a cut off his most prominent son's violence in the hands of these new rulers but questions remain on whether he'll make it to the hague alive or share the fate of his father. down with the old spain looks to stamp a new future at voting booths today as a staring at poverty tax people's patience to the limit. meanwhile across the european union the young going debt crisis has sparked an upheaval in the blocs political landscape to italy an elected euro kratz are on dhea sounded as a marker see gives way to a desperate struggle for economic survival in italy power has gone to e.u. veteran mario monti after his nomination as a senator for life to replace incumbent silvio berlusconi wasting little time he unveiled his new strategy the very day he took office more austerity war cuts more tax hikes but markets are far from convinced as debt interest rates across the e.u.
reaching catastrophic levels this week and as archie sarah for of reports it's all providing great fodder for the unification agenda of the blocks prime financial powerhouse and the cleric leader. it was never going to be easy to put it this night year at seventeen countries of which are now under one currency attracted fierce criticism we've witnessed the beginning of a dishonest and right dangerous german president. to revive the constitution but to do it in such a way that you want to avoid referendums in key member states some might now be wishing they'd heeded the warnings one after another the member states became to wobble its least in the latest country to come under scrutiny we have been witnessing in less than. a growing pressure from europe and i'm talking in
particular from france and germany hardly the u.k. certainly the european parliament and the commission is going to start the crisis is say first the leaders of crete and italy were placed by people who were never elected to office he made their way around brussels and here it is totally with berlusconi now gone doesn't. paying for forms now need to be implemented to meet tough. for the first time since quite again talks have now begun to turn to the possibility of exit from the year or the creation of the cool europe countries like germany seem to be leading the way but i think it's not in the best interest of the germans to keep on going with this i think you know you're right you have behaved badly we've got a polish that's not a union in the united states of america you first they've behaved badly imagine packs of behaving badly and you think obama's going to we're going to keep you out of united states of america no they're not going to be the growing sense of
a bad year agree pretty good you're a great has not gone on missed by struggling countries was this clear that they see way to spend less now face up to painful stereotyping measures the sense of being treated like a naughty school child any added to the growing. really see. now well so see there will expose much more france and especially germany to the times there i'd be up to say two to express a politically defeat not just their own countries but for europe as a whole your intentions have not called on this by the financial markets punish political leaders the heat in dealing with the crisis the struggling economies like italy even. the stakes if he is being considered by many the test case for the entire a year if it fails and it could take down the entire. question now is whether or
not those measures can fix the whether we'll see them going the same way as the previous measure if it falls by european leaders say fail to come up with a convincing. third party. with markets pounding down one european economy after another it's wonder stewed across a blog that the fuses burning in time isn't critical supply but one opinion is that there's much more at stake here than just forcing unpopular austerity they do not believe that the. politicians in charge of the economy in fines were unable or incapable of resolving the problem from a technical point of view they could have found an agreement without the need to be just a flow. to make these reforms the problem was an issue of european integration and european monetary system monetary union political union which is what mr monti supposed to build up but he's trying to use up on the basis of the
nerd urgency which has not been clearly explained to the economy because it was not the will of the people to build it but certainly what is certain and what we're seeing is a very heavy within the system which shows all the fragility of the project as it was conceived. and spain voters have started casting their ballots to voice their rate advanced an epidemic of unemployment and poverty gripping the country polls show the ruling socialist faction is set to give way to the popular party which is riding a wave of public discontent over compromising a stary our correspondent brings us more from the capital madrid the polls have opened indeed in spain and also of course the socialist party which is the ruling party right now is expected to lose to the popular or the people's party however the question remains whether or not there will be
a huge margin between the two parties you have to understand that at this point spain is a very is and is in a very dire situation the country's experiencing tremendous problems of employment there more than five million people without jobs right now one and a half the million households i do not have a wage earner at all in fact there was a census conducted here recently and i found that in september an average four thousand people have been losing jobs daily in the country and this is of course the situation that the winner will have to deal with you also have to realize that the country has the highest unemployment rate among the young people in the european union in fact there is a kind of a sad job going around spain right now that's majority of the pizza delivery men here have master's degree at least and of course because a god is because a lot of people who do spend a lot of money on education end up not being able to get a job so here's the deal basically a lot of people are held been saying that they're just simply not going to go to
the polls because they have been disenchanted with the entire political situation they do not like the choices that either of the political parties present so this election is really going to show what is going on in the country by the number of people who actually turn up to vote because a lot of them are simply not going to do that because they have lost faith in the country's political system. it really goes for recording there and coming up a little later in the program iran and the frying pan iran is pressured from all sides with the i.a.e.a. wanting questions over its alleged nuclear pursuit and the u.s. threatening to unleash israel if this line of state doesn't drop its activities. also russia shapes its answer to the e.u. the foundations laid for the creation of a new konami bloc in eurasia bearing similarities with a european union but septa aboard its mistakes. at least two rocket propelled grenades have hit a headquarters of serious governing bastardi in the capital damascus where the say
the attack happened early in the morning when the building was mostly empty and comes after syria's president asad crowds not to bow down and continue his resistance to foreign pressure the country is facing sanctions from the arab league after the bodies ultimatum for the regime to and bloodshed expires on saturday syrian human rights activists claim around two thousand people have been killed in clashes over the weekend meanwhile the country's opposition leaders are heading to britain that was reportedly approached to spearhead a diplomatic counter pain against our design rebels looks into the allegations. after its pivotal role in the overthrow moammar gadhafi prisons become the new go to guy when there's trouble in the middle east problem is that they beat cameron's been handpicked his team captive for another libya style control group they didn't force the president bashar al assad out to begin with it will be a diplomatic offensive that russia pays it's an overreaction that could pave the
way for military intervention. we suggested in order to put the right decision in place all countries concerned with a peaceful outcome of going to some serious demand not only from the syrian authorities but also from the opposition if you stop the violence the ongoing attacks on the government buildings in syria look like as soon. at the moment there's no mention of military action from britain their offensive is purely verbal for now but that's exactly how the libyan intervention began and the timing is very similar to the opposition in syria is now militarized making them much easier to support and adds more weight to any international threats. raising. the profile of money and we should learn the lessons of thousands. of the no. nato bombing or any other in another military intervention will have even more serious consequences because of the region also the whole
question of iran the whole question is well the ukase apparently been handed its leading role by king abdullah of jordan so far the only arab leader to publicly call for assad to quit but the patience of series of other neighbors and crucial regional brokers is now wearing thin to the arab league suspended series membership and free syrian army has been the main driving force behind the growing opposition movement most to defectors from the army launching their latest attack on a security base russia and china are still appealing for dialogue is the way to end what they call two way violence desperate to avoid another libya style intervention but that chance may be fading but the wheels are already in motion for accord may to attack it's verbal for now but when it came to libya wasn't long before the words were backed up by weapons and bombs after bennett r.t. . well russia refused to back asked for president asad to step down after hosting
syria's opposition council moscow earlier this week during their meeting with foreign minister sergei lavrov he said dialogue wasn't possible without sufficient pressure on the syrian regime is hasn't prompted moscow to reverse its stance that both sides should be engaged in peace negotiations on line journalist patrick hayes says political changes in syria should be made from within the country. it should be for the syrian people to to really engage in a struggle so. should they so choose and anything any external intervention be un observers or anyone else who starts meddling in syria is alternately going to make a situation worse it's going to take away from the struggle at it must be really for it to be a true democratic struggle which is for the syrian people to try and right up and overthrow the government should. they want to do as a lot of western powers are saying that they won't see western powers typically
want to speak on behalf of the syrian people and think they're in a part better position than the syrian people themselves to do so actually fundamentally it can be a long protracted struggle when you have a question and over how it's intervening also can really get in the way of trying to move the ship for a true position firming in these countries we're seeing that in libya now where affectively what you've got of the you know the lackeys of the west in charge who don't really have democratic legitimacy let me see forwards through a struggle to get rid of p.-six. hundreds across libya have poured into the streets after the government announced the arrest of the late leader modern could obvious most prominent son crowd fired guns and honky or car horns to celebrate the capture of saif gadhafi was seized along with two of his aides while attempting to flee to neighboring air is wanted by the international criminal court for crimes against humanity however the leading authorities want to try him in the country and charges that the chancellor carry the death penalty and to see has pledged to provide
a fair trial for say that up but some have their doubts this is likely to happen. it's unfortunate that so far this man has been captured and i think it's because he will not stand. trial after what we have seen what the new government have done or a very big. what the. media has done with his father and brother i don't think that the people who are opposing the new regime in libya we put down their work and i think that the struggle will continue on for. months to come. and we're always interested in your opinion on the story on our website r.t. dot com we're asking what's next for safe. so so far the majority think they'll most likely get the death penalty media iraq third are skeptical about saif gadhafi
seizure believing he could be still at large the rest are split between two options he'll be tried at the international criminal court or he'll be killed by july and he's before there's any chance to send him to the hague so if you want to know what you think of the issue by logging on to our website r.t. dot com. rasher kept piling on iran this week over the country's nuclear program the international atomic watchdog is called on to run to clear up all of us standing questions on the matter the u.s. has promised to introduce a new sanctions against the country's oil industry washington also reportedly told tehran to wrap up its nuclear program by spring two thousand and twelve or it will stop holding back a long planned attack on the islamic republic talk of such as coming from israel in the past two weeks following the i.a.e.a. report that failed to disprove iran's drive for nuclear weapons but a diplomatic solution is the only way to be national raney american council because
he believes sanctions will inevitably backfire well military action will only spur on the building at arms it's actually we're at a point where we've run out of things to sanction and we're actually looking at things that are going to sanction ourselves there's talk of your own central bank which would effectively take iranian oil off the market and you know it could put the world into economic tailspin there's really there's two paths here either you do the military the best that we do is city runs program back by two or three years you would see them rapidly escalate the program they'd go into you know manhattan project sort of mentality and pursue a nuclear weapon all right and you know in a lot of respects be driven into that and then the other path that you have is a diplomatic resolution and that's sort of the path that not a lot of people are willing to talk about but if the end goal is to solve this and
not do immense damage to the u.s. and the globe there is going to have to be a day in the future when we are at the table with iran and we actually set up an agreement where iraq is not able to develop a nuclear weapons capability we have safeguards on their program and you know we address some of the issues that we have concerns about and we have avoided a devastating war. always more at our website r.t. dot com and here's what's lined up for you there right now. get a disputed land torn apart by decades of violence there lurks hidden conflict native hindu once made up of population in kashmir are now a minority claiming discrimination from the muslim majority. and there is a huge sigh of relief and the space community as a three man crew successfully docks with the international space station it's the first manned mission to fly after rocket fuel supplies crashed in august. russia along with some of its supposed sauvie of partners has moved closer to
creating a new konami body the eurasian economic union is expected to be set up by two thousand and fifteen modeled on the best of the european union argues a gorgeous going off reports on the ambitious plan. three nations twenty million square kilometers of the land one giant idea number one is because i think we will repeat the mistakes of the european union in our integration conscious or what we're doing that i understand who we are integrating with what there are three countries sharing a common history and today we are forming a common economy starting from january first next year's seventeen agreements aimed at creating a unified economic space will come into force the eurasian union will be based on the old weak existing customs union between the three nations which are among the largest economies in the balls area with its grain work in just six months russia bellows in kazakhstan managed to increase their total trade turnover by over forty percent. place would please in case of
a crisis and this configuration is much easier and even more appropriate not only to overcome any negative consequences but risks and the possibilities. its plans that way twenty fifteen the union will not only have one borderline an economic zone but me switch to one currency as well give you sun and you can stand or aspiring to join ukraine is setting up a team which will lobby becoming a member of a quirk of images of this sort of cooperation means more jobs bigger salaries and the chance to boost reforms and modernize our country and that's why most ukrainians support the idea they want stability reform some critics have dismissed the union as an attempt to restore the u.s.s.r. but experts say the difference is clear. the u.s.s.r. was built on ideology while the eurasian union will be based strictly on economy and pragmatism. experts say that even some latin american nations like cuba and
venezuela me join the so-called e.u. two in the future while new zealand has already shown interest in joining as a large producer of meat with no custom charges. benefits of being a member are soon. surely it's way too early to talk about inning massive economic an industrial age which would stretch all the way from europe into the pacific ocean so far only three states are throwing their hats in but if the current momentum is anything to go by more are certain can follow you got to spin off our key moscow political economy professor examiner a live man says the eurasian union can boost development in post sorry countries and help discipline your finances well for once the thing which is going to happen is an intensified competition between companies we observe it already now and we see that it clearly benefits there including increases the efficiency of the russian companies as well as the companies of countries another benefit which is
clearly to be taken into account is there restoration of the existing economic ties in the creation of the new ones russian companies have been very actively exploring the coast of its space in the last decade also in kazakhstan they have been present quite actively so the eurasian economic union is likely to give a boost here supporting this developments and in some sense it will create competition between governments what's also good today many russian companies at least claim to be considering migration to kazakhstan which has lower tax rates so it will be disciplined russian government itself as well. coming our way shortly artie continues looking out where x.i.v. states are twenty years after the country fell apart before that though i'll recap the week's headlines state that.