tv [untitled] August 3, 2012 9:00am-9:30am EDT
you know why you should care about humans. this is why you should. only. small scale calls only you won't speed up the search for a new syria peace envoy as kofi annan points over growing violence in the country and the blame game at the security council. tear gas and stun grenades and the government leaves a crackdown against the long running protests as activists try and cut off a key highway. and the anti putin punk band is defending why it pulled a political stunt in russia's main role the three women face up to seven years of jail if convicted.
here with r.t. we broadcast to you all mine and live twenty four hours a day seven days a week on care and well russia is urging the u.n. and the arab league to move fast in finding a new chief peacemaker for syria coffin and stepping down blaming escalating bloodshed and finger pointing at the security council now the u.n. general assembly is to vote on condemning the security council for failing to stop the violence or treasonous is across the latest from new york. this was a job that most called a diplomatic mission impossible from the get go firstly of course because of the intricacies of the conflict on the ground but also because of the conflicting positions of the key players at the united nations security council and now with one month to go before. the job is officially over we're already seeing reactions from the international community that some could call predictable russia for one
has said that the resignation is regrettable other countries have said this is well we're seeing many countries in the west already back to singing the old tune of regime change something that russia and china have vetoed repeatedly at the united nations security council we're hearing the united states begin the finger pointing again saying that the resignation is actually a sign and underlines russia's and china's failure in the syrian process the west overall is back to calling for assad to step down a stance that was taken off the kofi anon six step peace plan russia never supported regime change in syria it reiterates that the gist of the problem remains the same that the key players are continuing to separate words from deeds because on paper we're seeing seemingly the international community calling for peace talks and for a peaceful resolution to the crisis yet that is not so much the case in reality take a listen to those who insist that. we should be terminated they do not want this do
not want this objective information and they have some other things in mind rather than stopping the violence and the political accommodation russia has also said that if the international community is interested in a peaceful process in syria you one observer's are very useful on the ground but we did hear from the french ambassador who is currently holding the rotating presidency of the security council the one observer's mission will and on august nineteenth and for now with one month to go kofi annan. said to leave behind his six step peace plan which for now has proven to be ineffective the peace plan called of course for a transition government to be formed in syria including both sides of the conflict this of course has not been the case we do know that the united nations security council and the united nations general assembly will be focusing on the syrian crisis for the rest of the week and we know that bunky moon is currently in talks with the arab league to determine kofi annan successor the battle for syria second
city aleppo is likely to get even more unplug the un observers report a heavy build up of weapons in the area rebels have been accused of executions and abuses against regime supporters even so revelations in the us media claim washington is funneling more covert aid to the opposition and storing gerald horne says america could pay for stoking extremism in syria it's well known that washington basically has perfected the idea of a two truck foreign policy that is to say on the one hand you can smile when the other hand. in the back that's basically what's happening in syria all this blather about negotiations with the regime is no more than that either they would like to see regime change although as usual i don't think washington has what the consequences there is to say that there is a real danger that al-qaeda like forces will be coming to power sooner rather than
later in the us and then washington will be faced with a replay of what if helped engineer in afghanistan where it helped engineer the coming to power of the taliban which opened the door to gain influence there which led to the tragedy of september eleventh two thousand and one. but the war crimes still going on at some of the main media outlets coming up we report how balanced are broadcasts from syria get sour feisty rallying support for regime change. and goals of a qualified as south africa's a white communities say they are now being made second class citizens. anti-government protesters in bahrain have faced tear gas and stun grenades as hundreds of people attempted to block a key highway witnesses say some have been taken into custody and demos against the
ruling regime began nearly eighteen months ago with activists claiming to be they face daily discrimination from the sunni monarchy geo political analyst patrick henningsen says the situation in bahrain is being ignored because it's a washington ally. in bahrain what you have is a genuine uprising a genuine political movement a potential revolution. that is being completely in order for two reasons the main reason is rain host the united states fifth naval fleet it's a very important strategic piece on the chessboard especially in terms of looking towards potential aggression against iran so as bahrain has a role family that completely have society locked down because the seats there there is no way that the u.s. wants any kind of a democratic uprising in that country because it will make the government's policy unstable towards hosting u.s. military presence in the country which they need so badly the difference between
syria and bahrain is that syria refuses to be an outpost for international western imperialism and bahrain is you know posed for that so maybe hillary clinton should be having friends of bahrain meetings to help the bahraini people of course that's not going to happen situation in bahrain is grave if you're on the side of reform if you're with the royal family everything's fine. it's thirty five in the trial of the russian female punk or pussy riot defense lawyers have began explaining the anti-porn a stunt in the capital's main cathedral on february fifth three men members are charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred peter oliver is following the hearing. this all goes back to the incident that took place in moscow's main cathedral in february of this year when the punk rock collective known as pussy
riot performed what they called a punk rock prayer now that provoked a pretty harsh reaction pretty extreme reaction from from some elements here in the country really of a polarizing incident this happened in one of the most religious sites in the country of course now the trial of these three women who are accused of being part of the group is in day five at the moment there is a possibility that we could hear a verdict alyssa later on that's a slim chance but if they are convicted these three women have been charged with hooliganism they could face up to seven years in prison on one side you really have groups that are related or close to the orthodox church who have been damning in their criticism of pussy riot and of these three particular with an accusing them of blasphemy and calling for the stiffest punishments that are available to be brought down upon them however there are others that are saying that these women have been unfairly treated that they were held in prison for they are awaiting
trial for far too long there are also those saying that they are an artistic right to be able to to perform in the way in which they did now it's not just here in russia that we've heard the sentiments being echoed there's a lot of support from the music industry as a whole both here in russia and abroad artists like sting and to me kate is from the red hot chili peppers was playing in a performance in moscow wearing a pussy riot t. shirts are the latest to weigh in with his opinion is being president vladimir putin no he said although what happened in the church was wrong in his opinion that these three women shouldn't be judged too harshly just based on the circumstances regarding where this incident took place. i hope the court will rule with a just decision if the bonds lets me define the secret police in israel they would have to cope with some tough guys there and would face difficulties from attempting to leave the country or to for example they went to the caucuses and the feast a muslim shrine security wouldn't have enough time to protect them from public
anger. nevertheless i don't think we should judge them too strictly and i hope they've made some important conclusions themselves on the way the final decision rests with the court. all day five of the trial is currently underway i'll be bringing you live reports from outside the courtroom as soon as we get all the latest news and we've been across the trial from the outside and you can get the full story at our true dot com what else have lined up their child but for trying to claim the wages he was on a low paid worker at a luxury hotel and cairo has a gun down by police as his wife draw a great crowd plus. horn at the pentagon missile defense are ordered to stop watching x. rated material on their office p.c.'s but it's to protect their machines rather than their moral.
it. download the official r.t. application so choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. t.v. is not required to watch all its hear all you need is your mobile device watch r.t. any time any of the. twenty minutes past the hour and authorities in russia's urals have refused to open a criminal case into last week's discovery of two hundred fifty one fetuses dumped
in a forest ravine archies tran thomas has more on the story which stunned people across the country. no criminal investigation into this case of around two hundred fifty fetuses found about seventy kilometers north of you katherine a bird in the year olds in the wilderness there in fact police have directed an administrative investigation into the urals medical academy where they have determined that these fetuses that came from in the first place now this is interesting because the car that was determined to have dumped the fetuses was believed to be registered to the municipality of the region so that's interesting it did not belong to the actual academy itself now they have one month to conduct this investigation if they do not come up with an answer of who is responsible for this negligence then police have said that they will open up an administrative investigation into the director of the academy himself so very interesting turn of events here let me give you
a little bit brief history last week around two hundred fifty fetuses were found dumped about seventy kilometers north of you capturing a bird by a man who was looking for water fishermen and he found these four large barrels closer inspection found that they held a visa human fetuses all between twenty two and twenty six terms which are late term. foetuses so kind of a mystery in terms of where these came from this of course created shock and scandal not just in russia but around the world as well now the health ministry believes that there was a woman who was responsible for research who was fired in two thousand and eleven might be responsible for these fetuses of being found in the woods but the actual academy itself says that they actually have to conduct their investigation before they can make any determined determination into who is responsible the mother of julian assange says she fears her son could face execution if he's extradited to the u.s. christina songes in ecuador lobbying for the country to grant asylum for the wiki
leaks out of there she met president karzai who assured her decision it will not be influenced by external pressure. assad has been in ecuador's london embassy for over six weeks now he's wanted in sweden over sex crime allegations which he denies saying they're a pretext to hand him over to the u.s. to face trial or in the cuban secret cables later in our exclusive interview his mother christine tells our t.v. that she's proud of her son. to have one is the number of course i don't know. but is this see this is. this because we keep the. students who will get the. school. and who are involved in the funding to institution of course. my son.
and you can watch our exclusive interview with the innocent as mother in just about fifteen minutes right here on our t.v. in the meantime right now more news from around the world and the task by kurds in south east turkey has killed at least one soldier and wounded several others the rebels opened fire on a military outpost as troops were breaking their ramadan fast and sundown on thursday violence has grown in the area as kurds seek autonomy in the region it's thought groups on the border are taking advantage of the on rest in neighboring syria. greece's decision to privatized a bank has brought out crowds of angry employees in athens over five thousand staff of the formerly a state owned bank are five days into a nationwide strike over the greek banks have been under growing pressure to
reorganize since the start of the financial crisis hit bunging the country into a long running recession. three al qaida suspects arrested in spain have appeared in court for questioning they were detained on wednesday accused of plotting attacks in europe and amassing explosives one of the men is reported to come from russia's chechen republic. north korean leader kim jong un has set out plans to develop the economy and people's livelihoods as his top priorities moving away from the military first mindset the statement was made during a meeting with china's foreign minister in the aftermath of floods and famine which have devastated swathes of north korea performers have been circulating since a top military figure in pyongyang was sacked for opposing change. let's return now to syria and specifically how it's tragic events are unfolding
across the media for many foreign outlets it's simple reports that back up the push for regime change get top priority as oksana boyko explains. i know we're seeing a story joining the camp when a japanese journalist travelling with syrian rebels converted to islam it wasn't just his old name he abandoned. but for those around him he still being someone who reported to the conflict he became one of the few camera hanging in the place of a rifle. was religious conversion of journalist is rare on the human front line becoming political disciples on one side the rebels is almost the norm for many reporting to the world in the past weeks of coverage c.n.n. has aired five exactly just from the syrian frontlines people all detailing the plight of those fighting the government and while the regime has always come down to voice use of force against the militants is
a government monster killings by the rebels barely get a mention what happened to the go you capture this room he died the rebel commander says god willing he went to hell usually open and talkative syrians are now afraid of cameras those who agree to be interviewed often ask for their faces or names not to be shown for fear of reprisals satellite dishes or household commodity syrians do watch western coverage of the conflict and many feel that their concerns their fears their losses are intentionally. but you don't see things just because you know what this is not really even first time i've been able to come to syria you know why you might want to get away before you don't have a visa. we've been waiting for these you know you're sort of there with them to get these are the usual claim that the syrian government doesn't love western reporters into the country is not accurate currently there are around eighty foreign media
outlets accredited in syria a sizable number of them european or american but there dispatches are not always welcomed at home christiane sun is an independent belgian writer. and you want to bring a certain picture about syria. the evil. the use of force or selective editing is hardly a new invention the war war's has long become a cliche but in syria one sided coverage keeps the war going and shooting for t.v. really killed. journalism schools no longer teach their students to be objective it's considered impossible rather they're told to strive for balance and integrity and to put humanistic values above political but syria is once again a special case in this bloody conflict western media rarely calls for reconciliation or political dialogue rather it's for arming the rebels and for the
war also known as freedom fight to go on a summer break artsy reporting from syria. racial discrimination was found nowhere more painfully in the world than south africa when apartheid was ditched nearly two decades ago the country was reborn but race related prejudiced has reemerged this time against the whites living there artist paul slayer investigates. once the color of ulta from start in skin was the key to the good life here and now it is merely part of another forgotten face of the new south africa white homeless and unemployed. feels like everybody forgot us all to is one of a growing number of concept africans living a hop skip and a jump from sleeping on the streets to worldly positions amount to a bed and some clothes to waste on handouts from charities and churches sometimes she goes without food for days. always rises was the. door
stuff like that. is the place for words when south africa held its first democratic elections eighteen years ago it marked the end of a prostate separation between whites and blacks but what was once it was black people in this country who were discriminated against today its white south africans were falling through the cracks in the days of apartheid impoverished white afrikaners were cradled by the state the national party came to power in one nine hundred forty eight on a wave of africana nationalism one of its election promises was to guarantee afrikaans speaking south africans employment subsidized housing education jobs in state benefits it left the black population out in the cold there used to be a big clause created by the system in south africa and that created in the since. even four people since one thousand nine hundred forty
new government has carried out policies aimed at favoring black employees in a bid to do away with the imbalance of the past what this means is that white people are often overlooked when applying for jobs college bursaries and public positions in this brave but often unsettling new south africa there are many who feel washed up and unwanted forty year old irene funny has lived here with her husband and four children for six years she suffers from the pain of arthritis which makes it difficult for her to walk she calls the government's well meaning policies little short of reverse racism and many many many many. grandfathers and grandmothers was against. it i was staying in shirts like us and they were staying in houses got everything and now it's out then we staying in chats and. this abandoned caravan park is home for now it lends those on the fringes of society a place to sleep but even. this shaky safe haven is under threat the owners of this
land are fighting in court to move off the people people as they get nothing nothing nothing to work then go to a place to go they've got. nothing that's why they say yes. fifty million people live in south africa one in nine is white and very many of them are struggling try telling that to the millions of black south africans living in grinding poverty but for people like al to find started it is a depressing comedown all she can see in the land of her birth is a door slamming in her face forever i don't know what is going to happen to my little girls and put us in more except the hope that one day a door will open instead of slam policy r.t. krugersdorp south africa. dimitris next up with the business news and london is under fire for the olympics dmitri could it possibly be because a vast cost overruns you're absolutely right you know that's what happens when your
country is in a recession a double dip recession and your costs go up from initially three point eight billion to around thirty eight billion euros the cost of having these olympics let's now watch this report from the lord. there's no doubt the lympics have been more expensive than it was first thoughts even officially the budget quote drew polls and some reports say it's increased by as much as ten times from three point eight billion dollars to thirty eight billion and where has that money gone one point six billion on security versus dogs but much of it is going into building the olympic park including the eight hundred fifty million dollars stadium itself the aquatic center four hundred twenty six million and the hundred and sixty six million dollars. and that's where the word legacy comes in where the government hopes the billions spent will carry on paying division off to the athletes of god.
the stadium itself is currently a worrying white elephant it's been offered to a number of london football clubs none of whom want to take his own but the olympic park will become new housing parkland and the community health center in what used to be a depressed rundown area according to experts it's this current of legacy planning that separates an olympic host city that profit from one that loses and there are many cities that have lived to regret its hosting the olympics athens built grand spend years up to twenty one of which now lie and t. and pulling down much like its economy as a whole are you seeing spent an undisclosed amount of money hosting but the famous bird's nest stadium now lies under used much planning has gone into making sure london's investment doesn't suffer the same fate but nothing is certain.
from london let's take a look what's happening on the markets and we've just received this crucial as i said. data coming out from the labor department in the u.s. on july unemployment and payrolls added nonviolent payrolls out of one hundred sixty three thousand jobs well a modest one hundred thousand was expected so it's much better than that forecast and it's a big progress on the previous two months and under eighty thousand jobs were added both from me and in june so that's a very good sign and so we're seeing all this buying happening in the london and frankfurt same applies to commodities basically regaining confidence in the market means higher probably demand for energy and therefore lights which are being more than two dollars and that's very much supportive for the russian ruble on the currency market as you can see there now it's strengthening finally against above
the door and this is the first the first gain in three days against the greenback and against the euro two whereas the euro is slightly stronger versus the greenback today and. now over in russia the r.t.s. m i six confidently let's also take a look at this very juice the returns have been promised for investing in a russian infrastructure renascence asset management says pumping money into new toll roads hospitals and airports will bring over twenty percent annual returns something most investors are just dreaming about greyson sad that russia's government will be back in business meant to raise national g.d.p. from four to predicted six percent by buying into these projects. and twenty billion dollars has been wiped from facebook's value in four days as the bad news stories just keep coming in the sister of facebook's co-founder mark zuckerberg has moved to google and fresh lawsuits accuse it of him. courage in ordinary facebook
users to invest while hiding negative earnings forecasts mark zuckerberg is now only the. seventy seven of actually richest man in the world and facebook shares also setting new records that down forty seven percent since the initial i.p.o. price of thirty eight dollars. certainly a very interesting developments thank you very dimitri. along the way our exclusive interview with the mother of wiki leaks editor julian assange after the headlines in just a minute. everyone