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video for you. are two. people were killed and there was the violence egypt's capital cairo has seen some of the new needed to call for it with also its supporters and opponents clashing in front of the presidential palace has also been reported. is or a looks in danger of losing its top european ally merkel was opinion in netanyahu is facing political isolation over these stubborn settlements pushing palestine recently recognized as a sovereign state why they do one. of the diagnosis for britain the country simply economy gets an austerity prescription from the finance minister with the public being force fed ex hikes and spending.
international news and comment live from moscow this is all she was me thanks for trying to get egypt's capital cairo has seen some of the bloodiest battle since they are prizing against president morsi began two weeks ago at least four people have been killed and more than three hundred fifty injured as most supporters clashed with his opponents outside the presidential palace and day i spoke to cairo based reporter about truth who says pointing in the direction capital is still going. right now the presidential palace i just had reports that the caches have broken out again the police are possibly that firing tear gas in an attempt to separate the two groups but basically we've seen very violent scenes overnight my colleague tom barton who's that reporting from the scene we're about as close as we can get to the fighting here in central cairo near the presidential palace
a huge mess as muslim brotherhood supporters up there is pelting stones to see morsy persisters here who are giving as much stones back to the crowds are flowing to and fro injuries are going hard but when their stores with head wounds and other wounds from the flying stones moments of camp tales are being thrown the buildings where they save your life and set on the fact that someone is an immensely violent situation having just sended from an earlier in the day when the person who is the supporters arrived at the un to you know see the protesters can dismantle it i'm attached to them this is the result i'm going to take was a conversation that wasn't a good statement. in the streets how the been any signs of violence outside cairo. absolutely we're seeing violence in other cities like a serious and in particular the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood's have been
attacked which is which has already happened last week during these clashes between rival protest groups following morsi is what they called power grab council that gratian we would himself sweeping powers and of course the constitution which is being put to referendum possibly next week which many of the opposition groups sees it to see this president morsi has yet to come forward and address his opposition which has been one of the major criticisms of him in addition there's been some reaction from his aides several members of the presidential committee have quit in protest of of this in addition we've had reports. why is it the interior ministry is calling this a civil war i think this is probably an overstatement definitely we are seeing unprecedented levels of violence between citizens including possible use of blood i'm going to definitely use guns. and blog and journalist a while as can tell who's a witness the clashes believes the government's failed to respond quickly to the
planned rest i'm. fried and what i can see is not going to be free to where you. are a lot of. guns and blank we heard also. what sounded like live ammo. for me. very very i'm aiming. but i'm very far even if you want to embrace one of the muslim brotherhood for starters. i don't know fishel response. to what's happening right now. all things are in its ramsey burren says than the rest of the fallout from last year's revolution which has taken on a life on its side. i think what's happening in egypt is not revolution if it's not civil war it's certainly not revolution the revolution in the popular sense we haven't really seen that what is underway in egypt is that the. jews who brought
the revolution and those who succeeded along with the revolution to achieve many of its objectives are now divided and now they are divided around political and partly ideological principles it's not exactly value driven it's politically driven type of clashes it's not a revolution but rather the revolution is right now feeding on itself and it's eating its own children in my opinion in order for the political elites for various political parties for islamists or liberals or others in order for them to. intensify or rather concentrate their power and their hold over power in egypt so it's really it's if it's a revolution it is that that is aimed at achieving power or rather it's a power struggle as opposed to a popular revolution as we've seen in the past. here isn't there and the headlines
of a serious conflict in chemical weapons plant late program work or hold a nerve agent firm is racing through the media which critics say is another attempt to fire on greater sympathy and put the rabble. there was a frosty atmosphere between israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu and one of his closest european allies the german chancellor angela merkel of their annual meeting in berlin netanyahu said he was disappointed over germany's choice to abstain on palestinian statehood bed in the trial assembly palestine was granted a nonmember observer state status at the end of november with nearly all of europe supporting it all abstaining less than a day after that israel announced plans to build three thousand homes and palestinian land a move condemned by germany and the raw. then merkel has. risks political isolation and massive military trade deals between the two states are still expected to go ahead and on the other hand free trade with you is something that
supposedly sovereign palestine isn't allowed to have. reports. produce of israel except this isn't israel this is the jordan valley in the west bank and this farm is deemed illegal under international law the european union imports around three hundred million dollars worth of products from here each year now a group of twenty two n.g.o.s from across europe is looking to highlight the issue and it's published a report in which it claims imports make the settlements viable because they are produced in illegal settlements which are contrary to international humanitarian law should be banned out of the european union now if this is not possible at least the consumers have to have the possibility to. decide for themselves if they want to buy products which have been produced in legal settlements you'll see farmers this land is a much concern by the thoughts of european n.g.o.s he says he's here because his
government told him it was ok to be here. because i was told he. saw a circle where i was told they could if tomorrow the state of israel tells me it's time to go i'll go i'm told i'm an occupier when i go to there was nothing. in denmark and the united kingdom goods coming from settlements in the west bank already has to be marked differently to denote that it's not from israel the collective n.g.o.s want to see this implemented europe wide here in europe there are many people with ties to the middle east region and they want to make sure they know exactly where their produce is coming from this is are you sure this comes from spain. is a palestinian living in germany she has family in the west bank and says the israeli checkpoints mean palestinian farmers are losing out to the settlers even even the few things they get jordan they really checkpoints keep them at the
checkpoints for days. and then you can't say anymore those behind the report into trade between the settlements in europe say they aren't trying to organize any kind of witch hunt we're not talking about boycotting jews over here we're not talking about even boycotting israel itself we're talking about making a difference differentiating between. legal israeli products which should be bought by european citizens as much as they course they should and second products which are totally illegal and should be banned and people should not buy. our t. belin. syria's chemical weapon arsenal is again whipping up a friends at least in the us media and unnamed u.s. official has reportedly said damascus has begun on its chemical weapons stockpiles it's impossible to verify that her and skeptics are saying for him is adding spread
internationally to justify greater aid for rebels or even intervention meanwhile the conflict in syria continues to spread further afield with fighting between those for and against assad killing six in lebanon middle east expert dr adnan to get a read says the whole region is now engulfed in the spring time. the danger of what's happening in syria is that we are seeing increased emphasis on sectarian identities sectarian while to these and this is likely to spread this is the danger of the syrian equation that we are likely to see an escalation of the conscience and we are likely to see a spread of this confrontation to other countries in the region and it's going likely to take on more sectarian more ideological confrontation lebanon is a very fragile country a country of money. ethnic and sectarian groups jordan is another candidate turkey is also vulnerable because it faces tensions within itself and it's growing likely
to take more sectarian more ideological confrontation and this is on top of that we are likely to see more and more of the regional powers drawn into this conflict as we are seeing international powers have been drawn into it as well. the you as a breed that chinese style innate labor skill with some. point of finding the good news that don't let a little being strict hearing to continue to be. a forty nine year old southern california man was thrown in prison and charged with possessing materials to make explosive device all because of his rather unusual
wristwatch despite the bomb squad saying that his watch was not a weapon here rated custody for twenty four hours and was charged with the crime anyways a spokesman for the el meter county sheriff's department said that the man's watch had all the components to make an improvised explosive device minus the explosive material you know having a lighter in your pocket is also everything you need to self exposure minus the gun powder but before we make a victim out of this watch where i have to point out one thing the watch he was wearing was designed to look like some sort of bomb with fuses and wires and switches so who's more idiotic someone who wears a device that looks like a bomb on an airplane or a government who convict someone for having the components of a bomb without that bit of the bomb that makes a blow up i'd say both are pretty dumb but that's just my opinion.
go to the. audience technology innovation all these developments from around russia we've got the future covered. more news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images cobol has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are the day. the gold fever. turns thousands into slaves. my father but also among other involved in the monsoon and since i started working in amman i stated. food multinationals. to cash cow to be milked dry and use but i think that in
this country is gold medal logie as an environmental cost which is unacceptable to local business was labeled illegal and controlled by criminals you know in order to protect our lives our families and to work in peace. we are forced to pay protection to illegal groups what price is colombia going to pay. for the for the modest effect on r.t. .
this is a welcome back while the rest of the us may be struggling who work there is currently a real boom of job offers for mates in the country but states and some of the biggest private companies are now enjoying the fruits of a cheap and readily available workforce with tons of millions of dollars spent by private prisons to keep their jails for our she's going to stick around takes up the story. in the us the market for cheap labor is booming behind bars in the last fifteen years partnership between prisons and private manufacturers has increased significantly there are becoming america's very own chinese manufacturing line behind prison walls prisons in fact advertise themselves as such as an alternative to outsourcing cheap labor to china or elsewhere on the web we came across this pitch that prisons prepared to persuade private sector companies to come and do business with them take a look. there is not enough folks that will do this type of work in this country so therefore we're training bringing back this industry that is starkly has been
going out of this country and we're putting it you know inside the law and it's absolutely a perfect idea. a workforce that is not the kind of problems or babysitting center that they're always hearing they're always going to come to learn bring your business or leave a wide variety of industries take advantage of prison labor among many other things prisoners make clothing textiles electronics furniture and even solar panels just as we're trying to get china to start with their prison labor hours isn't the same term hundreds of companies have used prison labor directly or through subcontractors including microsoft boeing starbucks victoria's secret and others by federal tax. rate compensated up to forty percent of the way to. reduce tax payers to howards the need to provide medical care and everything.
we do there's a taxpayer he comes out of the tax and bearing the actual purging we're already healthy and in shape to go out and. private companies hardworking and reliable make sure to work every day well. terribly work in prison is mandatory and the choice many inmates have is whether to work for a government run prison industry for less than a dollar an hour or a private one for a minimum wage or for around six dollars unique or is a government owned corporation that uses prison labor to produce all kinds of goods mainly for other government agencies one hundred seventy five different types of products and services you see the variety listed on their website they to partner up with private firms now last year unique course revenue nine hundred million dollars as far as private prisons are concerned two of the country's biggest prison
corporations made three point three billion dollars last year alone private prisons are treated in the new york stock exchange they are for profit companies and the savings that they reap from using inmate labor. go to their bottom line it's money they otherwise don't have to. keep. large prison populations and harsh sentences result a greater profits america's three major private prison companies spend around forty five million dollars over the past ten years on lobbying state and federal governments for supporting immigrant detention mandatory minimum sentences three strikes laws and other legislative measures that contribute to the growth of america's gigantic prison population the us now holds more people behind bars than any other nation more than two million that's one quarter of all prisoners in the world from a cost effectiveness point of view the forty five million dollars that private prisons have reportedly spent over the past decade lobbying to keep prisons fall
he's peanuts compared to the new ins that they make every year one can argue about the many causes and effects of america's skyrocketing incarceration rate but since prisons became a for profit industry in the u.s. thirty years ago the number of prisoners has gone up dramatically not to say that it was the only cause behind the spike but many argue will support of it and now with a cheap labor market expanding behind american bars one is wondering whether the justice system in the u.s. is adopting market values in washington i'm going to check on. and in our website for you the cable company which wants to know you better much better topical drama and so far as i turn to for equipment that will be watching you while you watch t.v. it's all designed to better target here with advertising. under your smiles to use tasing natural after police electrocuted him in his own home causing permanent of brain damage so i've had a lot of websites where that. austerity
seems to be the future for britain at least where the government extended its massive cuts program for five more years the defined finance minister waved away immediate protests saying tax hikes would help heal the country's ailing economy. has more now on london's proposed cure well everyone now madly picking their way through the facts and figures and while was there a lot of figures one thing was very very clear and that's in the u.k. . even more austerity know what those figures showed us was that the u.k. economy is going to shrink by not point one percent five hundred twenty twelve now it sounds like a small amount but of course no sign of that all important growth in fact what we seen is that borrowing has gone up we're seeing that the debt has risen and fallen most crucially i think is probably the fact that the government have missed the
reduction target so we're now facing an extended austerity program is going to say it's right away three to twenty eighteenth's a pretty gloomy outlook and this is what we. call going to really not be what millions of families all across the are going to want to hear and of course this is really going to end in real terms. and among the demonstrators there was kate hudson from the undercounts coalition for resistance who feels it's the multi-billion pound nuclear weapons program that should be getting back. britain's nuclear weapons this is that the fundamental issue it's something that the vast majority of the population is that great currently we are spending three billion pounds a year just on maintaining existing systems we know the government wants to spend a hundred billion pounds on replacing this weapons of mass destruction system what could buy britain that could buy credible amounts of investment in really
industrial development sustainable energy investment things that would really work to regenerate our economy yet the chancellor is around the edges our government needs to address these problems it's elected by the people to provide services for the people to make our country run properly it's not a government that's been elected to help the big corporations we have to see a change here. and let's now turn to some other international news and breve typhoon which has been battering the philippines for the last two days has left almost three hundred fifty dead this storm moved out of populated areas may day and wednesday tens of thousands fled their homes as they have the rains and winds rolled across southern and central regions of the country cutting off power into entire provinces rescue teams have been working in the west hate areas but it's feared the number of casualties will rise. at least eight people have been wounded
in a blast outside a military base in nairobi a bomb hidden underground exploded in a mainly somali neighborhood known as little mogadishu kenya has experienced a series of attacks over the last few months well it is asians being made that al shabaab militants are responsible. information that here appears keep stored online using so-called cloud technology could be accessed by you are slow informant agencies that's according to a report issued by one university in amsterdam which reveals the end to terrorism patriot act to give us washington legal grounds to bypass europe's privacy laws legislature was passed in two thousand and one after that nine eleven granting more powers to u.s. intelligence gathering personal data. internet security as well as the future they have to this community is under the microscope in the latest edition of our breaking besets show which is coming up in a few minutes. the
sun rises over what seems like and lost forest but here in the new directions cry for hundred kilometers north of light of all stalk as in much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system for filing down the forests of the region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis the world wildlife fund for nature makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop the logging but it's not easy lager set up trucks making them hard to reach in an already rough terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this is a nature reserve we're only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according
to law and not a single berry can be picked but loggers like this use their sanitary logging permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable to member over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy to forests or it's in our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander some morning call has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground is soft here which means that there's twelve tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quite. nor to not scare them off as we get
closer. this team says they're illegal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he is overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it i guess the government now as i started sit here for more whole forest legislation so assumes the polls and so on regards a new forest court and according to. every for us that's the guys in waltham in the in the forest to the still. forest courts still doesn't work just you. know who it is no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone they'll sell it all to china what will the people who live afterwards do look it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change and the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps
that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous bad luck i got so many i mean i have where i believe that i have to be really messed up. and we're all very so personally apologize if that. worst sure to look a little more like the white house of the day the radio guy in fort lauderdale minutes from a clear plastic i want you to watch quote for about fifteen years you've never seen anything like this i'm cold.
what's up guys i'm having martin this is breaking the set of blackwater i mean the . cademy or whatever the hell they want to call themselves to appear less disgustingly evil well thanks to a no bit brand new contract worth twenty two million dollars u.s. special forces will remove it into a private base operated by blackwater not gonna stand the name of the base camp integrity. laughable because what does the government do for a corporation that breaks the law and once a month for contracts of course the controversial move by the pentagon is only the latest deal negotiated with blackwater which has a history of agree just violations international law including murdering afghan civilians and destruction of property all with absolute impunity not only is blackwater playing a huge role in up keeping the troops in afghanistan i also learned last month that the shady douche bags are part of the pentagon's plan to expand its global spy
network in the coming years so let's keep our eyes on this criminal enterprise but for now let's break the set. sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures in an era where corporations can rape and pillage the planet in which we live with zero accountability sometimes it takes people like you and me to step up to the plate while hard core environmental activist tim de christopher is one of those people in two thousand and eight he posed as a buyer for an oil and gas drilling auction for the utah bureau of land management and ended up one hundred fourteen drilling parcels for one point eight million dollars of course he didn't have one point eight million dollars he didn't as an act of civil disobedience he did it to make a point and the hammer came down hard.