tv [untitled] December 25, 2012 12:00am-12:30am EST
opposition fury smolders in egypt what the controversial draft constitution is said to have been avoided through despite claims it's against the revolution and lets minorities down. also a u.k. man stripped of his citizenship for refusing to become an informant and reported missing by his family months ago i expected the appears at a u.s. court charged with terrorism. b. i document her view of the occupy wall street movement was branded a potential criminal and terrorist threats by the organization.
you saw russia and around the world this is are she with me you should barlow thanks for joining is more protests are expected in egypt as the country awaits results of the referendum on a new constitution they are now due later on choose day officials have been checking allegations of vote rigging brought forward by the opposition there is the most draft of charter is said to have won the support of more than sixty percent of voters but turnout was low estimated at less than a third of the electorate the opposition says the document does not represent all egyptians and has vowed to keep trying to bring down the constitution peacefully and democratically some experts say the drive to the north the rights of minorities . i think that the opposition defining democracy differently
then the law. if you look at the mocker see in the west that you can be in the united states and in some places and then you're a. constitutions of these democracies is typically garand to the rights of minority groups on the other hand not kind of a kind of constitutional government to. sort of. unusual or not normal lifestyle is not going to be something that should realize they're going to get around to so it's the rights of the minority that are already some of the liberals in egypt and they have a right to be worried. and you can find more updates and expert analysis on the developments in egypt on our website it's r.t. dot com. with christmas bells ringing out in europe but even then melodic chimes can't muffled the boom are staring biting can't have even
a reach their inner sanctum of the catholic church the vatican pope benedict has how this lightly spartan annual mass in st paul's a silicon rome due to strict budget controls the traditional and that's a pretty scene outside the cathedral this year cost and modest twenty two thousand euros some ten times less than in twenty eleven days and he's peter on a found out all across europe leaders are wishing that christmas money worries would disappear it's a time of goodwill and cheer and giving and for one particularly jolly gent it is busiest time of the year but santa has taken a little bit of time out from delivering presents to the boys and girls to join me here in central. well you have not come on the sled that i see no no it's just a segue it's more comfortable you know keeping within the twenty first century there and you've got some letters from the boys and girls that you're going to share with us something here ok all right now this one has come from
a little boy in greece he says exactly what he wants for christmas and for twenty thirty. dear santa for christmas i would really like a fiscal policy which would see my country's debt be reduced to one hundred twenty four percent of our annual output by twenty twenty i know that this is a big task but it will stop the international monetary fund getting even more annoyed with us although we didn't make the whole thirty billion euros worth of savings we promised just recently we did try very hard. dimitri said marise. well who else has been writing to you oh well this one has come from somebody not too far away from where we are right now this is come from a little girl and burn him with her christmas wishes for twenty thirty. dear santa thank you for the positive economic growth i asked for last year it has been very
helpful this year it would be great if we could have more of the same just is there a way we can give less of our money away to the eurozone countries all the best angle m. p s i also want to win the general election next year thank you of course you get letters from little boys and girls from all over the world these drones just from here in europe produce this from us once come from from paris from a little boy who says this well all of his famous friends keep running off and leaving him. it would be great if this new more of our super rich followed jerad deputy you and left france we really need their seventy five percent income taxes if we are to stay with the likes of angola and not find ourselves in the same trouble as demetrius thank you francois hollande oh right well this one comes from a little boy who has been on the naughty list in the past but he insists he's going
to be good in the future. sounds here's the thing i want to be prime minister again i know there were some problems last time however no i'm ready to step back in and leave this lead to success quite possibly out of the euro sincerely silvio berlusconi well we'll have to wait to see if their christmas wishes come true but santa did you get my letter yes was i on the nice list you're on minority list. peter all of a. many people in your approach sharing the same christmas wish this year and to the block suffocating austerity drive and later this hour we'll take a closer look at the massive protests that have been raging across europe in our special and of year feature. so. yeah.
i'm not going i. know i'm not tonight. so when it's just it tempting to indulge in the olympic spirit it could mean a whole lot of headaches for the u.k.'s and murdered sleep. earlier this year reported on the case of a british somali man who had his u.k. citizenship revoked while visiting somalia following that marty how she went missing and she's going there to cheer counterforce only to appear months later in a new york courtroom charged with terrorism. buckbee how she stands accused of providing material support to somali militant group al-shabaab how she was stripped of his british citizenship earlier this summer over accusations of his involvement with islamist extremists at the time he and his family tried to contest that decision they claim that m i five. to label him an islamic extremist if he
refused to become an informant for british intelligence and spy on the muslim community shortly after his citizenship was revoked he went missing on the outskirts of mogadishu somalia and one of our reporters broke with his parents several months ago when they had no idea where their son was and they were very worried about him apparently all this time he'd been in u.s. custody also on trial along with the ha she faces similar charges or two of the men swedish nationalists so all of these men are not u.s. citizens and yet they ended up here this is not the only case in new u.s. courts against alleged terrorists for acts committed overseas in one of the things that many find alarming is how the u.s. finds smuggling foreign nationals in complete secrecy perfectly a lawful often keeping the families of those captured in the dark for months as far as treating foreign nationals suspected of terrorism the u.s. has a set track record hundreds of people have been through the u.s. prison in guantanamo many of them were subject to torture the chief prosecutor at
guantanamo and a george w. bush told me most of them were not terrorists and due to the extraordinary rendition program all kinds of people would end up there from different countries for different reasons stripped of their rights many human rights organizations have been vocal about a lawful practices that guantanamo and yet it's still open by the way despite president obama's pledges to close the prison. recently released f.b.i. documents have revealed that the bureau treated the peaceful occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat they have a reductive documents show that the agency was carrying out close surveillance against members of occupy wall street and even mentions an assassination plot against the activists however it's unclear who was behind it the movement began in september twenty leavening new york city's financial district with protesters rallying against corporate greed and economic inequality and independent journalist . says the f.b.i.
is making a mistake by signing with big business. they're using a very broad definition of violence to discuss domestic terrorism because obviously an act of terrorism is doing something that is going to kill a lot of people blowing something up something that's far more. terrible and life threatening than just a couple of people assembled in civil protest so i think that they really just ran with the possibility that could get violent and use that to create to manufacture this threat of domestic terrorism because that's really what the f.b.i. has done in a lot of these terrorism cases as you saw with muslim and arab communities with the f.b.i. spying on them a lot of it was really. feeding this information to people who were alleged terrorists but had never done anything and that's happening with occupy right now
surveillance is happening the whole time meaning that there were informants planted at the occupy camps both in new york and around the country and the f.b.i. the department of homeland security where basically in partnership with corporate america they're actually working with corporations and the stock exchange and the financial sector to protect them so it's pretty obvious who gets protected this society rewinding issue there's nothing new in politics. substandard housing in the inner cities. shortly on all see we'll look at how making up new terms to the u.s. elite score points at the ballot box.
this is r t welcome back russia gave a boost to its relations with india on monday as president putin's sealed billions of dollars in new defense deals with the country at the talks in new delhi india's prime minister manmohan singh agreed to purchase several dozen russia's white jets and military helicopters moscow's india's main on supply and wants to keep it that way the country recently began to diversify its depressed imports shopping for western made weapons washington is also trying to woo into in an effort some say to trump china's role in the asia pacific region but historian depart a two part hey believes that it's not a daily interest to irritate bay trail india is careful not to play that game because china being the bigger power in in. east asia it is not a good idea of for india to provoke china the americans would like to boost india
against china but there is. quite a lot of awareness in delhi but it's not the way the indians should go on the strategic matters military hardware. sectors that needs to be. public sectors steel mills. other things nuclear plants that's where the relationship between india and russia is going to continue and it provides a very useful counter for india against the west. and in other world news this hour russia says the you on arab league envoy to syria could visit moscow for talks later this week rahimi was in damascus on monday where he met president assad in the latest attempts to mediate peace in the country moscow has been supporting the envoys efforts which are focused on bringing all
signs in the syrian conflict to the negotiating table the diplomatic push comes amid heavy fighting and unconfirmed reports both rebels and government forces have unleashed chemical weapons. in every to curb street violence in mexico city's offering cash toys and electronic gadgets in exchange for illegally obtained guns dozens of rifles and pistols have been handed over by residents so far the amnesty was launched a month ago after a ten year old boy was killed by a stray bullet in a movie theater. with a christmas holiday season and for swing the festive mood is taking its toll on the british for many who just can't say enough is enough when it comes to drinking it means some tough times for the country's emergency services first one to the northeast of the country to meet some revelers whether it's the season to be merry but for some of us perhaps a little too mary with the christmas period once again upon us brings awareness
campaigns or warning people to be careful about how much they drink over the holiday period now in the last couple of years we've seen the figures increasing for the number of alcohol related injuries and we continue in the u.k. to pay too high a price for alcohol abuse now every year it's costing the n.h.s. millions of pounds in dealing with the people who are coming three the hospitals and in the build up to christmas that really puts a strain on services such as the police and searches are ambulances now that's a very sobering thought indeed we've come to the north of england to new castle to go out on the town and view. the sensitive nature might want to look away now because we've been joining some people getting into the festive spirit a little earlier this year to find out whether they're going to be drinking responsibly plus it's a cool night. pretty fiery but it is
actually very yeah and there's a thing with the underage drinking to feel that young people hitting responsibly. know. that hello no everyone just gets up the mall. over eighty thing that is good for stress. and yourself drink responsibly yeah. well sometimes i'm not but i. am not tonight because of the good night out with a drink response report on order q you heard tell me your school where you can also move. forward and see a part for these guys you will be a prophet of god they want you want to get more responsible over the internet are you more results soon people are over the age of twenty five not really both. of the people that we've been speaking to here tonight have told us that the weekend before christmas they have a day nicknamed blackeye friday a reference to the number of fights the breakout had teaching excessive drinking
this is why a campaign is a calling on the government to really tighten up the policies to make sure that we keep seeing these increases in alcohol abuse in the k. so therefore the government this year have really tried to target the sale of cheap alcohol but of course many other problems persist a lot of the young people we were speaking to here tonight saying that they're drinking the full they come out since the town a school preloading where you're getting drunk before you even go out so once again in the build up to christmas we're going to see our annual and stuff we're going to see the police services really eva work having to do with these problems part of the reason campaign is a really calling on people to be very careful. over the festive period so. was been hailed as the coldest december in decades continues to bite and russia will report on how the nation's coping would be icing brace on our website. and
also online the vatican tries to preserve the merkel's renee sons art by installing a high end vacuum cleaner in this sistine chapel so those stories and much more. political forum is often the place where new words and phrases are invented to soften the hard truths but as i know i ask how they knew what can be a really destructive public attention away from shoes. the art of politics is made up of many things. handshakes smiles and a good arsenal of verbal camouflage americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality americans have trouble facing the truth or as the late american comedian george carlin put it euphemistically language that conceals reality poor people used to live in the slums now the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. and here her.
no they don't have a negative cash flow position. and today america's love affair with semantics has given birth to a new phrase to describe the rich job creators in america basically are on strike increasing taxes on job creators this administration and this president policies are hostile to job creators that are just saying the wealthy who make over two hundred fifty thousand a year if you say a job creator they say well we can raise their taxes they're the ones or create jobs when in reality when their taxes are higher under bill clinton three times as many jobs are created the propensity to add softer terms to the english lexicon has surged over the decades particularly when it comes to military related language there's a condition in combat most people know about it it's when a fighting force is nervous system has been stressed to its absolute peak and maximum can't take anymore and put the nervous system has either snapped or is
about to snap. in the first world war that condition was called show shock today the same condition is known as an eight syllable hyphenated furries void of any emotion post-traumatic stress disorder the aftermath of war includes post-traumatic stress disorder those of you suffering from p.t.s.d. when it comes to a war where you have the most damaging euphemisms like when and so saying innocent civilians were killed in a drone strike you say there was collateral damage collateral that. which is to me the worst expression no it's innocent men women and children were killed in the collateral damage so that a real estate transaction our soldiers shooting each other has become known as friendly fire kidnapping and transferring terrorist suspect is called extraordinary rendition and the torture america's war prisoners might endure is referred to as enhanced interrogation in most cases these new words are used by people who try to
define an argument or frame it in a way that will support the position that they're advocating and during the last u.s. presidential election a certain demographic of voters became otherwise known as without low information voters bother with twitter at two o'clock today to encourage low information voters think low information voters are stupid people but you say lower mation voters because it sounds nice although in their defense it could be people who are just too busy you know with their lives or family in their work they don't have time to focus on the election until the very last minute and then they vote based on the hairstyle of the candidate running for president as america's political elites continues creating new vocabulary to soften the hard truth a greater focus could instead be put into asking why so many issues need to be rephrased before being presented to the public george carlin created comedy about the strategy but it was george orwell who first coined a term for it newspeak reporting from new york. r.t. . for many europeans the christmas holidays are not us truthful as they could have
been with the stairway to drive as strong as ever and brings you the story of the massive protests that have been shaking the region oh yeah from the point of view our news team. it came to the point where if you walked into the studio you knew there was going to be a story about europe and austerity and protests and riots whether it would be spain or greece or even the u.k. and these were real people in real situations in very scary situations and our correspondents were out there in the midst of it all. so waiting but also i still stood over some type of square and i just see the come around behind the camera
everybody else around me putting just months on like you had to queue for moscow going to see your life before you can say anything you get that horrible taste in your mouth and of course it's the tear gas that's become so synonymous with these demonstrations in greece along with the firing of molotov cocktails and clashes with the police the producers like to see their correspondents in the middle of a crowd which is great but then the crowd are shouting correspondents try to speak out everyone's very loud you can't hear anything that makes for good television. it's an incredible event covering it is pretty exciting you've got political elements you use the elements and you go on the court force you've got the tragic human stories of people who are driven to desperation and pushed onto the streets to protest what they see is their livelihood just the way over to iraq this most of . all people think it's about spain's crippling unemployment figures especially amongst the young about the cost of the state the services and then you really get a sense of just how angry how desperate people. get the full of love that's
invitation he asked her to walk it's the tremulous expression on the taxes face prepared either for despair or rapture suddenly brightened into a happy grateful childlike smile. i have long been waiting for you that frightened happy girl seemed to say by the smile that replaced the threatened tears as she raised her hand to prince under a shoulder. they were the second couples who went to the circle. dre was one of the best dancers of his day and the tasha styx was. it's the height of the russian ball season and i've been invited for my first look to attend an event which they promised me is going to be the height of sophistication and delegates and it's the eighteen twelve and a verse or.