tv [untitled] December 25, 2012 1:00am-1:30am EST
i'm sure george is. already commenced three. three. two three. molds freeboard long and video for your media project a free media oh god r t v dot com. opposition fury smolders in a trip to the controversial draft constitution is said to have been avoided through despite claims it's against the revolution and lets minorities down. and also this hour a u.k. man stripped of his citizenship for refusing to become an informant and reported missing by his family months ago unexpectedly appears in the u.s. court charged with terrorism. and i don't commence reveal the
occupy wall street movement was branded a potential criminal and terrorist of a somewhat of an ice age. international news and comment live from moscow this is the with me. hello and welcome to the program more protests are expected in egypt as the country awaits results of the referendum on a new constitution they are now until a tell tuesday officials have been checking allegations of vote rigging brought forward by the opposition the islamist drive to charter is said to haue won the support of law 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 objections and has a valid to keep trying to bring down the constitution peacefully and democratically
some experts say the draft ignores the rights of minorities. which i think that the opposition in our names democracy. then yes they use lark's if you're going to mark you see in the west particularly in the united states and so this is. europe. their constitutions of these democracies is big we guarantee rights minority groups on the other hand that kind of of constitutional guarantee of the sort of. i'm usually not normal lifestyle is not going to be something that's your real goal or it's going to get you so it's the rights of the minority you get a worry. over here you go to egypt and they have a right to be worried. as ringing out in europe even then melodic
chimes come to muffle the beer austerity as biting cuts have been a wish to the inner sanctum of the catholic church the vatican benedict has held a slightly spartan annual mass in st paul's basilica in rome due to strict budget controls the traditional nativity scene outside bake i think this year cost a modest twenty two thousand euros some ten times less than in twenty nothern and as peter all the found out all across europe leaders out 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 clear 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 segway 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 see one hundred twenty four percent of our annual output on 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 bird lynne with her christmas wishes for twenty thirty. days
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. all the best angle america p.s. i also want to win the general election 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 gerald deputy you and left fronts 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 now 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 here are sharing the same christmas wish this year and went to the block suffocating austerity drive and. a look at the massive protests that have been raging across europe an hour special and feature. trial.
one that when the festive season gets out of hand it can only trouble for the already overstretched u.k. emergency. earlier this year r.c. reported on the case of a british somali man who has a u.k. citizenship revoked while visiting somalia and following that money he harshly went missing and as also he's going there to check our reports only to appear months later in a new york courtroom charged with terrorism. bhakti 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 marty ha she faced similar charges are two other men swedish nationalist 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 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 in the 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 at guantanamo and yet it still opened by the way despite president obama's pledges to close the prison. recently released f.b.i. don't have revealed that the treated the peaceful occupy movement as a potential criminal act. heavily redacted documents show that the agency was carrying out close to valence against members okayed by wall street and even mentions and the summation called against ducks it however it's unclear who was behind it the movement began in september twenty seventh in new york state his financial district was purchases ronnie against corporate greed and economic
inequality and independent journalists on that like it's miller says the f.b.i. is making a mistake by siding 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 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 it's that's happening with occupy right
now surveillance is happening the whole time meaning that there were informants planted at the occupy camp both in new york and around the country and that the f.b.i. the department of homeland security were 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 issues is nothing new in politics. for people who live in slums now economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities show no one else here look at how making up new terms help us and meet this complains at the ballot box.
what do you see when you look at the scroll perhaps you wonder what bright future she'll have or maybe you feel sympathy for her because you see she's in a wheelchair but if you're t.s.a. agent then you see hard core terrorists skull finding a small amount of residue from explosives on the girl's hands she was detained for almost an hour and her tears for mercy did not move the inspectors to allow her mother to be with her as they took her away for further inspection so that the t.s.a. agents can put two and two together and realize that people in wheelchairs get all sorts of random stuff on their hands because the wheels they push roll along the ground when will these endless tales of bizarre instance of the t.s.a. stop when will they stop worrying about girls in wheelchairs when will they stop searching under a terminally ill woman's bandages and when will they actually catch a terrorist were to kill security feels
watching archie welcome back russia gave a boost to its relations with india on monday as president bruton sold billions of dollars in new defense deals with the country and the talks in new delhi india's prime minister manmohan singh agreed to purchase several dozen rushes by to draft and military helicopters moscow's india's main on supply and walls to keep it that way become true recently began to diversify its defense imports shopping for western made weapons washington is also trying to woo india in an effort some say to trump china's role in the asia pacific region but historian depart to part he believes that it's not in daily interests to irritate beijing. 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 there that's not the way the indians should go on strategic matters military hardware sectors that means to be in. the public sectors steel mills chemicals. 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. the political forum is often the place where new was and phrases are invented to soften
the hard truth but as. i asks can they knew of a counselor it really is trying to public attention away from. the art of politics is made up of many think it's. 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 elite 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 they're 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 person's nervous system has been stressed to its absolute peak and maximum can't take anymore and puts the nervous system has either snapped or is about to snap in the first world war that condition was called show show today this 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. for those of you suffering from p.t.s.d.
when it comes to war where you have the most damaging euphemisms like when so saying innocent civilians were killed in a drone strike you say there was collateral damage collateral damages to me is the worst expression no it's innocent men women children are killed in the collateral damage so that a real estate transaction allied 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 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 went to twitter at two o'clock today to encourage low information voters think low information voters are stupid people but you say low information 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 or 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 elite 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. but the christmas holiday season in full swing the festive mood has taken its toll on the british for many who just console enough is enough when it comes to drinking it means some tough times for the country's emergency services. went to the north east of the country to meet some revenue. well it's the season to be merry but for some of us perhaps a little t.
merry but the christmas period once again upon us drinks awareness campaigns a 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 so 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 it really puts a strain on services such as the police and such as 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 the views of a sensitive nature might want to look away now because we've been doing some people getting into the festive spirit a little earlier this year to find out whether they're going to be drinking responsibly positive. so. very.
sorry 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 you know everyone just got up the mall. not over it he thinks. it's a strength. and. responsibly yeah yeah well sometimes i'm not but i. i'm not tonight because of the good night out with a drink responsibly brought on or accusing you or hurt your school while you can also. see apart from these guys you will be a prophet of god they want to you want to get more responsible over that you just want are you more slow food people are over the age of twenty five not really both . of the people that we've been speaking to here tonight. told us the weekend before christmas they have a day nicknamed blackeye friday
a reference to the number of fights break out here to excessive drinking this is why campaigners are calling on the government to really tighten up their policies to make sure that we keep seeing these increases in alcohol abuse in the k. for their part 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 before they come out since the tyler 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 are you and stuff we're going to see the police services really overworked having to deal with these problems part of the reason campaign is a really calling on people to be very careful about how much they drink over the festive period surface r.t. . meanwhile as the colder december in decades continues to bite in
russia report on how the nation's coping with the icy embrace on our web site. and also online for you the vatican tries to preserve the merkel's of renascence art by installing and vacuum cleaner in the sistine chapel those stories and much more at r.t. dot com for you. as twenty twelve comes turn and takes a look at the bands that have been dominating the headlines for the past twelve months and today we're bringing you the story of the massive protests that have been shaking europe all year from the point of view. 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 we have seen with soap still it's 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 mass of . people to think it's about spain's crippling unemployment figures especially amongst the young about the cost of the states the services and then you really get a sense of just how angry it is how desperate people. get the full of love that it's doing to the country and so yes it's not in the middle of one of these big protest movements when the clashes break out. i'll bring you more news in less than forty minutes coming up after a short break it's up a mountain on breaking the set. of
go on i mean martin this is breaking the set so today is army private whistleblower bradley manning's twenty fifth birthday and as of today he spent nine hundred thirty six days in attention in iraq kuwait and now quantico virginia his imprisonment has been condemned by the un and countless activists who see his treatment as nothing short of torture bradley manning is accused of providing wiki leaks with hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military documents that shed a light on some of the u.s. government's most horrific of war crimes and even more so the reaction to those revelations has revealed the u.s. military is under impunity from said crimes many people including myself see
bradley manning as a hero who put his life on the line to provide the truth to the american public the u.s. government however sees manning as a traitor and is charging him with aiding the enemy something that could land him the death penalty by the time he's scheduled to be court martialed spent over a thousand days in confinement much of which in solitary might be a lonely one but happy birthday bradley stay strong we haven't forgotten about you buddy set. the lucky one of you never seen anything like the drug. on this show i've talked about israel and palestine as it relates to war peace and human rights and because i've covered the issue in a way that rivals the mainstream media i've been viscerally attacked for it by the israeli lobby the media and by netanyahu is.