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cross the u.s. attempts to shed light on the desperate hunger strike among one ton of my detainees take on why disco. so i fear is predicted to tumble down the path of grace is a price tag doubled in just weeks by millicent flight of money despite the island's financial warranting. scratching the cash abroad buying billions of dollars in egyptian government bonds and investing in europe's real estate what's being seen as a bid to buy international influence. and a brand new spaceport from scratch the hotels on the moon we tell you about russia's space agenda as the country marks fifty two years since you first manned flight into orbit.
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good morning watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow with me andrey farmer. from east coast to west more than two dozen u.s. cities have seen protests against america's infamous jail for terror suspects activists demanded the closure of guantanamo and tried to draw attention to the mass hunger strike against far reaching mistreatment their artie's more important is in new york where one of the rallies has been taking place. times square is considered one of the best places in the us to advertise a product or message or our brands and that is why civil rights attorneys human rights groups and many activists and protesters are out in the streets of times square right now to raise awareness about the hunger strike taking place at the guantanamo bay detention center and it is clearly garnering a lot of attention to what those are saying that have been turning out on the streets as they're calling on the obama administration to immediately address the
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ongoing hunger strike that began in early february at the island prison according to attorneys representing the detainees there they say more than a hundred men are participating in this hunger strike they say it began when when they detainees there say that the u.s. officials mishandled that their plans during a cell search and that's what sparked this ongoing hunger strike according to a u.s. u.s. military officials they say only forty one men have been on a hunger strike and at least alleged that are being force fed they say nobody's lives are in danger but that is not what lawyers are telling our team take a listen i saw men who have dramatically lost weight the people that i met with had lost over thirty and forty pounds what they told me is about men who are too weak to come out of the prison they told me of men who are skeletal that's the word they
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used who are near death who are so weak they can't move they told me about pressure tactics right now within the camp by the authorities to try to break the strike things like withholding the delivery of clean drinking water these are people who have been refusing food for over sixty days they need water to survive or they will die and they talked about tactics like the withholding of bottled water to drink and being. forced to drink from the sinks in their cells which are attached to twenty plates now this new york rally is part of a nationwide day of action to close guantanamo and end indefinite detention protests are also taking place in over twenty six cities including chicago l.a. and washington d.c. i think that anything to show mamma or the government is wrong and that people don't support it which is a good thing i don't think is
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a legitimate. vehicle for for for trying these people i mean because it is a problem last week organizations including the center for constitutional rights amnesty international and the united nations called on washington to immediately shut down the guantanamo detention center the u.n. secu minorites chief released a statement saying that america's failure to close the controversial prison and release detainees is a violation of international law currently there are one hundred sixty six prisoners being held at the island prison and at least eighty six have been cleared for release reporting from new york marina r.t. well cindy who is a lawyer for one of the guantanamo detainees told us that her attempts to get the u.s. government more involved in solving the crisis of the prison have got nowhere. it's interesting we wrote
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a letter to secretary hazel. regarding hunger strike and our concerns moir about the health of the team and we got a response from william leaps out on half secretary hagel which indicated to us that the. u.s. is going to continue using humane it seems alive and it seems that was a humane or somewhere. in there not strolled. back the international red cross now are also here condemning. this could be a turning point for seeds of men and. you either take other measures keep them alive then you have to at this point provide them the respect the process or respect their religion respect the qur'an searches talk to them about what it is that is going to end the strike keep them alive. all tell you has been keeping
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a close eye on the hunger strike at guantanamo since the day began and we've been gathering opinion from lawyers and human rights activists and they lined up for you in a special section at all to the cup. averting default and rescuing saw in person is back on top of the to do list and will be tackled at a meeting of the blocks finance ministers on friday the mood grim though with revelations that nikka say will need billions more than originally thought still
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partly under financial quarantine it's now up to the island's authorities to come up with saying billion euros which is six more than just a few weeks ago officially the rises to two days in getting a bailout deal but the speculation that billions leaked from shuttered banks illegally and through loopholes and that may be the least of the worries that in comparison to the present precedent that's been set is. it dominated headlines for much of two weeks a year reserve nation on the brink of bankruptcy the banks were closed cash rationed and capital controls put in place cyprus of those heavy losses which could rise to up to sixty percent on wealthier depositors in order to clinch a ten billion euro e.u. i.m.f. bailout last month it had however initially planned to would reduce a levy on deposits of less than one hundred thousand euros supposedly protected by
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state guarantees before backtracking in the face of widespread protests this has been a meeting away from protesters for the past few days it's just a few metres from parliament which is just over here but people's angry voices did little to change the inevitable painful outcome for the country the general view being communicated from here in brussels is that the cyprus is unique and the measures imposed on the country as part of that bailout package will not be used as a template for other troubled euro zone nations but not everyone is convinced the president has been set up and unless you've been hiding under a rock if you're in a country like savina for example or any of the other one of those countries that might get into a crisis you know might repeat across is the going to see what happened to cyprus and we're going to pull their money and that could cause a vicious circle in fact a new e.u. law is already being drawn up where first shareholders would take
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a hit if a bank fails and then possibly unprotected investments and deposits case in point is cyprus officials insist that the posits below one hundred thousand euros are sacred that a separate example has already sown seeds of fear i would be trying to single cent i have from europe because the president has been sent. i'm afraid that this will happen in greece afraid not for my future but for my child. no i hope it won't happen here but with you authorities we have it's absolutely possible but some argue that the final decision on cyprus may not have been all that lead in banks fail which boy do we worse fundamentally good's decision if you have losses i think it's fair to the people of all the thousands who have opposed to their money who have gained a lot more than people who send their money to other banks in all the places of
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europe. that these people who have taken the risk are also now taking the losses and after all that said and done some say what's more problematic is the inevitability of another cyprus debacle if the underlying problem of unsustainable public and trade deficits are not tackled at the core europe and america are bleeding to death and they're not doing anything about it they must go bust so unless they turn around there's no sign they're going to then the dominoes must fall for cypriots they now know all too well how hard it is when it's your dominoes turn to fall does our sylvia our t. brussels. well five years on from virtual bankruptcy iceland is quickly becoming the northern hemisphere has come back the island nation's banking sector collapse spectacularly in two thousand and eight with taxpayers making it clear they weren't a bank to pick up the tab you know peace kind of looks at where that's left the
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country half a decade on. though not a member of the eurozone or the european union for years iceland was considered the most effective now liberal free market economy in europe that was until it's bankruptcy in two thousand and eight foreign debt spiked banks close down and the national currency plummeted the wallbank european union and the international monetary fund also known as the troika demanded that iceland be up at the time it meant every citizen would have to pay one hundred euros per month for the next fifteen years to cover the debt of private bankers nationwide protests erupted sounds familiar except unlike in cyprus greece portugal and others these protests made iceland's president reject the troika's demands and the trio went while threatening isolation and sanctions even raising comparisons with cuba which rekick stood its ground at a nationwide referendum and around ninety percent voted not to be the debt in fact they went even further starting criminal investigations into why so much money was
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old even jailed some of the country's top bankers and while they were added ordinary citizens of rewrote the constitution which no obliges the government to keep all work in the public eye unless it's a matter of national security of course now for more earlier i spoke to a professor of political science and one of the people who took part in the revision of iceland's constitution the european union was shouldn't. be icelandic state the taxpayers were responsible for that of private banks in the end the case went to an international court now the after court found iceland was in the right iceland was not responsible for this payments and refused the claims of the son to put its roots very hard initially forced about the current relations between iceland and the rest of europe are you guys still friends they claim that iceland basically be flushed down the toilet and would not be able
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to. sort of very sunny. in europe but the tires proved false relationship if you don't burn out side world normalised. international investors are coming back to count three. thanks i have stabilized quite a lot the only thing to add here is sure there is lots of information on this story in blogs and social networks what you want to find it in mainstream media why perhaps to avoid giving ideas to anyone else under pressure as a warning that an increasing number of brits can no longer take the basics in life for granted surely we hear how they respected u.k. charity believes one in three people are just a paycheck away from losing the roof over their heads. and as american warships steamed towards the korean peninsula president obama calls for an
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end to north korea's bellicosity we hear about what's driving the standoff in a few minutes time. now cata is expanding its financial presence abroad buying up foreign assets worth tens of billions of dollars struggling euro pain and arab economies may welcome the investment but some experts question whether it's about good business or building up global influence is bell true and where qatar's money is going. as egypt's president mohamed morsi is struggling to mend the egyptian economy it's on i can't tell one of the richest countries in the world has said that it will buy three billion dollars worth of education government bonds much needed help at a critical time egypt is also suffering from a natural gas shortage at the moment causing blackouts across the capital the qatari foreign minister said last week they would also consider becoming one of the major suppliers to egypt that sickly as they have the third largest natural gas present results in the world as the battle rages in syria the guitar
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a government is also saying they will support the rebels they have given one hundred million dollars to the notch then the syrian national coalition is saying they want the rebels to be aunts however they extend that and their interests outside of egypt and the arab world building a global empire they have reportedly been invested in many countries including the u.k. the us france singapore malaysia iraq just to name a few in dition qatar has been diversifying its areas of interest investing in many sectors including the media fashion petrochemicals and india and indeed financial interest institutions however the real push off for the super wealthy but tiny emirates appears to be front surprisingly they have a favored real estate in the french riviera in the french riviera as well as paris buying up many several casinos. however it is not just luxury property that they
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are investing in they have apparently a gifted three hundred zero three hundred million year a fund to underdeveloped areas all fronts including the notorious suburbs which house key french muslim communities this guitar a officials say is all part of a global strategy to ensure that investment revenues exceed that of oil and gas by twenty thirty particularly as their reserves are looking to run out in the next hundred years however many fear this. aggressive expansion of its economic presence abroad is in fact count as a deliberate move to increase political influence abroad in decision to possibly exporting its own particular conservative brand of islam as its investments increase year on year it is yet to be seen what power this tiny yet super wealthy emirates will wield in the future. while international affairs journalist neil clark believes cats are is trying to shield trying to shield the lack of democracy
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within its own borders by claiming to support democracy abroad what qatar is doing is it's using its vast wealth actually to pursue a political agenda and this is the warring expect it because in the middle east. played a leading role in trying to undermine and bring down regimes in the region it claimed to be a great supporter of the arab spring a lot of democracy but there's a real disconnect here because qatar itself is only a democracy people criticise syria and say well you have the same ruling family for forty years we have the same hooting family guitar robot hundred fifty years and what qatar is trying to pursue is a critical agenda which is put pushing a sort of form of islam around the region its own sort of agenda and this is the worrying thing because there's no democratic mandate for this and i think we see this quite clearly in syria where qatar has been one of the most prominent countries in offering support to the rebels and the islamist groups that. well the u.s. government's been left red faced over
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a black flood myth and the oil spill that started walking toward town is much bigger than they originally said it was the photos and all the details are online. on the big calling the road online currency out of regulators reaches taken a big hit in value so find out why investors are sticking with the financial phenomenon at r.t. dot com. washington's trying to downplay a classified review which found that nuclear missiles may well be in north korea's reach the report sanctioned by the pentagon was read at a congressional hearing president obama had earlier personally called on pyongyang to to end its bellicosity but r.t. contributor afshin rattansi says the reclusive state has good reason to beef up its security. john kerry the united states government. spreading all this fear now and we must remember that it was united states who sought to bring stealth
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fighters in guam just destroying the six party talks and also just remember the context of the united states in the fifty's killed twenty percent of korea's population twenty first century has proven time and time again that nuclear weapons perhaps are ones only deterrent against united states and nato posturing nature warfare of course iraq afghanistan because libya and libya will hang in the imaginations of many developing world leaders because it proved because it was good after he got rid of his nuclear weapon program people are going to want w m d the united states is ramping up its military facilities in southeast asia and obviously it's foreseen that china will become a super power and all the time kim jong un has repeatedly said and he said one month ago we don't want war we want to talk we just think of it the other way around north korea with what he knew was nuclear capable still planes just beside the united states and had previously killed twenty percent of united states
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population. we can see what i can draw on and north korea is afraid of united states. barbarism as it has been historically against that country. in fairness while a campaigning has officially wrapped up with mass rallies ahead of sunday's presidential election hundreds of thousands marched in the capital caracas in support of interim leader nicolas maduro while the opposition rally in the north of the country is the political successor to late leader hugo chavez who died from cancer last month today on r.t. we'll hear from america musician and prominent street activist morkel technique and believes it's important that chavez legacy lives. he's not god you know to me he's somebody who was in a position of power who decided to troll the united states infinitely and very well in fact. really made his case in front of. the rest of the world
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and said a lot of things that they probably thought but didn't want to ruin their relationship with their foster daddy here to be able to say. one in three brits are in serious danger of losing the roof over their heads the u.k.'s leading homelessness charity shelter says that the number of people who don't have enough money to keep their highnesses for more than a month if they lose their jobs and families with children are most at risk is pretty boy explains. the statistics laid out here paint a worrying picture about so many britons who have either little or absolutely no savings for a rainy day and of course the very worrying and dangerous implication here is the potential increase in homelessness that this could result in we've seen over ross does mean welfare cuts come in this april they're slowly being rolled out the
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controversial bedroom tax is among them but very sadly the number of homeless people was rising in britain even before the cuts came in we travelled up to birmingham recently in order to film a story about homelessness there and what really struck me was the number of very ordinary hard working people that had ended up on the streets after having a roof over their heads so joining me to talk about this today is andrew sarris from a charity called regiment of life international is it really that there in the line between having a reserve your head and winding up homeless on the streets. i think your most about two to three months away from losing your house the mortgage companies want their house back if you knew there's a lot of people know coming to our charity rhythms of life food banks we know going to be homeless very shortly. hardly any money in their banks little bit of food that's for expensive now the food is going to expensive i found myself in
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a similar situation many years ago that particular time there weren't many people help in this either. having business expanding the business and having maybe said modestly large property. and myself that interest were rising through the roof you do talk about eighteen percent interest at the time if one thing goes everything goes there's nothing held back there's no difference yet you can different if the council homeowner or private homeowner if you can pay the money that if you lose it you end up on the street and a lot of people nowadays or at the moment are raising concerns. over this roster of new welfare cuts that are coming in saying that this could lead to a potential increase in homelessness do you anticipate such an increase over the course of the year we don't just anticipate it every day we see it at the moment people are coming in and they've lost their homes already because of the cuts because they lost even the flats they were renting the cases where women are pregnant we have kids who are single mothers with the children who come to us for
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food at the moment and put vice to say that look we've lost it's what do we where do we go from here and would you do would you tell a young mother would you tell a young couple with children to say look i'm sorry but this is the best we can do for you we can only refer them to someone's day you have it as we've just heard where the welfare cuts are only just being rolled out a lot of campaigners in charities anticipate a very sad increase in the number of homeless people in the u k. a quick look now at other stories from around the world violent education reform protests again kicked off in chile is over one hundred thousand people took part in one of the largest marches to hit the capital in two decades police were injured and more than one hundred demonstrators arrested in clashes in santiago the protesters say the current school system is unfair and only the middle classes and the rich can afford good quality schooling. palestinian ngo is excusing israel of putting into place
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what it calls a water apartheid by drastically limiting the amount of water given to palestinians its report says israelis in the west bank and east jerusalem have access to six times the amount of water as palestinians living in the same area and israeli government denies the claim. that russia is celebrating cosmonauts day marking the first manned flight into orbit by europe guarin nine hundred sixty one and fifty two years later the country still has a big space agenda from building a space port from scratch to reviving the moon program the details from that actually are chefs. this snow only looks like a pit dug in the middle of nowhere but in just two years time this will become one of russia's top priority facilities tucked away deep in the tiger forest in the russian far east this is the construction site of russia's brand new spaceport the us torch need an ambitious project worth ten billion dollars it will become the
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main and the sole launching pad of all russia's manned space ships starting from the year twenty eighteen but the first test launches are expected to start in just two years time and will replace in many ways the baikonur cosmodrome which certainly belongs to kazakhstan and the geographic location of the drum is much more convenient. baikonur it's understood that when a space ships to take off some parts disconnect from the vessels and fall into the ground in this case they will not be falling into the ground or more likely be falling into the ocean of course there will be some disadvantages when the cosmodrome is finished is completed but for instance the transportation off of rockets from the more school region to the far east will take twice as longer than it was to the baikonur in many ways even the construction even the idea of building this drum in the russian far east is already a major breakthrough for the russian space industry but probably the most crucial
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significance of this brand new cosmodrome is that it will take an integral part in russia's lunar program almost half a century since soviet union lost its race to conquer the moon russia is really willing to relaunch the lunar program we understand that by the year twenty thirty a manned space ship will fly to the moon circle its orbit and possibly even choose a site for building an observatory on the lunar surface which may soon be followed by other facilities like helium five mining shafts and even possibly possibly hotels if the scientists find the lunar surface. and habitable by humans so definitely an interesting spin to that story but of course we have to wait until the year twenty thirty to see whether russia's lunar program can be successful but we know for sure that these space ships will be launched from here from the russian far east approaching half a here in moscow and coming up breaking the set highlights how even entertainment
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shows and stories can't escape the political angle in the us media. world. series technology innovation all these developments from the round russia we've got the future covered. all of the deals i would like. internal silence. in the room are invisible. every day is a struggle. for our children sleep soundly at night. we are palestinian women working in israel. we've done more for our kids than
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our husbands. we are phantoms in this life. to move. 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 know that i've seen it really messed up. in the original post she apologized the second. worst chipotle is. white house chief of the day a radio guy for holiday ok the critic.


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