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was. was. something of your braces that sold for more until sarah she approached us as people direct that anger at the three international financial institutions accused of demanding concert but also bring few visible solutions. to the west again increases the number of detainees at maids are in hunger strike could go on time tomorrow as that fishel figure edges closer to that claimed by lewis since the beginning. and bruton it straight the russian president holds his annual q. and a with the nation the economy and social issues are the top of a long list of questions people want answers to.
and you saw in russia and around the wall this is the with me you know. very well welcome to the program massive protests in portugal later people revolt against government cuts around one billion euros is the latest public demonstration of resentment in europe towards this ring to national financial institutions known as the troika which i say have a demands are being made of the people for very little result oh she's piece on of our reports. twenty fifth is the day that the. revolution. of a different kind. on the streets of. to demonstrate the current government in the country and. the three.
to the. nation. the international monetary fund the european central bank one of the main targets. as well their own politicians isn't the only nation demonstrations take place. in spain around one thousand four hundred riot police. to try and make sure demonstrations there. as we have seen in the past now it's not just the people of europe that have been voicing their displeasure. here in europe with senior members of the european parliament. against the way that. the seemingly. very same. way that the situation.
must be an inquiry into just. about so much tension and lost respect for the e.u. markets the politicians say again and they want to make sure that it. was a good idea. so another day another round of demonstrations in europe people come out. with the way things are going that they won't change and they won't change to come quickly. and one member of the manage trade commission in the european parliament believes the troika forces countries to agree terms which don't favor them i think that the way that europe is handling this crisis shows that they're not really in this to handle
a crisis but just to increase the amount of power that they have over the member states and we can see that with cyprus they know they're losing their independence it doesn't matter for a commission if things go wrong because you know they will still be there the next day. the everyone in such a country is looking for a solution and therefore they are willing to accept a worse deal every time and yes i fully agree that we should get rid of the troika let's not let nothing get out mr young cosette who was the princess or of mr di saloon we said well we do take important decisions during the weekend because you know people don't take don't don't pay any attention what we're looking at is basically a kind of dictatorship that feels that it's been hindered by the fact that there is free press they had of the u.k. independence party nigel farage says people should withdraw all that money from eurozone banks before what happened in cyprus happens elsewhere. to talk about the
problems in the eurozone we're joined by the leader of the u.k. independence party nigel farrar many thanks for being with us for this interview and my first question to you would be about the plan which the european parliament is now discussing which has been already used for cyprus and is discussing whether it should be used for other ailing economy do you think other countries should be worried i do what i think investors should be worried all over the euro zone particular southern europe i mean i i have been pondering for years you know what would happen when spain finally went back how would they possibly deal with the sheer scale of the bailout that would be needed which perhaps would be five or six hundred billion euros how could this happen without huge american support or global help because what cyprus has done is give us the template or what they will do in future is they won't buy all countries out there belgium in a little do it by stealing investors' money by taxing people on their properties
and by forcing central banks into selling their holdings of gold i mean this is a truly dawlish situation where if this plan is giving the green light will the people who are affected will actually accepted what in a sense they may not have much choice because if their money is in bank accounts and literally that money is stolen from them without them having to give their consent then it's difficult to see what they can do so my advice to people is if you own property if you've got money in bank accounts in the eurozone get your money out before they come after you because it's perfectly clear that is their plan heading on from here mr ferrars we've heard some harsh criticism coming from some european parliamentary members against the troika conglomerate some of them saying that this entity should be even disorder would in your opinion that fix the problem it's quite right that there should be criticism of the troika really it's quite extraordinary that into all these countries that having trouble with the euro
zone they've effectively given up. elementary democracy and handed over to very affluent. but it's all well and good for members of the european parliament to criticize the troika given that they make up a third of that troika and i would much rather see rather than their parliamentary colleagues i'd much rather see them supporting my plan which is to get the european commission next month in this building let's have a motion of competence debate in the way they behave as part of the troika mr ferrars my final question just briefly do you think this current economic crisis in the euro zone could somehow lead to a hypothetical collapse of the whole european union there is absolutely no way that the eurozone can last forever they may keep it going for a few more years by invoking ever more extreme measures but ultimately the euro zone is going to break up the economics that break it up it may be civil disobedience or violence on a very large scale that eventually get some of those mediterranean countries out
and after that i think the big question then is well what is the european union for and i think the alternative model that a growing number of people knew you were talking about which is a europe based on cooperation a european trade a europe based on nation state democracy i think that vision is one that can only grow in support as the years go by. the u.s. military is being so it's almost daily that the go on time of a hunger strike is are increasing in number but the official figures to lower than that claimed by luhrs who say the majority over the one hundred sixty six detainees have been starving themselves for nearly three months now the official figures rose exponentially of to prison guards trying to break up the prisoners approaches gets more official say ninety two detainees are now refusing all sued with seventeen being force fed and sued in hospital they have been several recent suicide attempts and the military's muslim advisors are so he's worried the protest will leave two deaths detainees have grown desperate over their indefinite detention without
charge with some believing they'll never leave the notorious facility she's going to take out reports u.s. officials now acknowledge that ninety two detainees are starving themselves of guantanamo the military has been updating the numbers since the middle of march saying at the beginning that there were fourteen people on strike the detainees the first lawyers have been saying all along there were many more around one hundred thirty they would say earlier this month the president tried to put an end to the strike by putting the inmates in solitary confinement authorities said they raided the communal living area enforced the detainees into individual cells to prevent them from covering cameras didn't help the number has doubled since then according to the officials again the numbers that we've been getting from defense lawyers were different all along out of one hundred sixty six one tunnel prisoners eighty six have been cleared for release so the sole reason they're still to help captive
is their nationality i had a chance to ask. assistant secretary on human rights about this collective punishment based on national and here's what she said the president has made clear his commitment to closing guantanamo but this has to be done in accordance with u.s. law in consultation with the. congress so it has to refer you back to your statements by the white house and the spokesman that it's not just about those who have been cleared for release but many other inmates have never been formally accused of anything defense lawyer say it's been a dead end for them trying to get their clients out whenever asked about these issues the administration gives the same response it were first to congress what the lawyers say even with the transfer restrictions in place the current law still allows for the administration to use waivers to release some of these men but they for some reason don't use those it's really not clear what can change the status quo at this point an advisor for the pentagon who visited guantanamo lacke came
back and said that he predicted the ongoing strike would lead to death so a long time muslim advisor at guantanamo who goes by the name zack who goes only by his first name for security reasons he said quote there will be more than one death and then he added that the detainees quote wanted to die out of hunger and thirst behind covered camors end of quote and the question many now ask is someone really dies in this hunger strike will it change something in washington. and of course we'll bring you coverage of the developing crisis and go on time of day you can always have to our web site of call him for a full timeline of events. millions of russians are waiting to see their leader face some tough questions posed by the public in his annual q. and a session president precent will likely have to deal with issues like pensions
living conditions and the economy and for more on what's ahead i'm not go to know who is here joining us live good morning to you sir this is pretense of science to q. and a session after he again became president last year what can we expect. well the q. and a sessions have really become traditional for what's going to put in he's been doing them since two thousand and one even when he was the country's prime minister only twice where the mist but actually last year instead of holding massive q. and a session with the general public the president held one with the media and another thing sort of for additional for these events is the timing and we do know that by bill clinton can go on for a long time several hours his personal record stands at around four and a half hours so we'll see how it goes this. new thing at this particular q.
and a session is that everyone will be asking a question will be allowed to ask a follow up which is really two or more natural and detailed discussions and she indeed will we just have to wait and see whether he's going to break his past the last year's record or not but ok what do you think the russians are concerned about . well the traditional topics are of course pensions jobs and salaries especially in the budget sphere like those of doctors and teachers there are also issues of health and education and there's clearly a developing story around the education minister who many want to see sacked there are also issues like this in the country and adoption economy and corruption and of course russia's international relations especially with countries like the united states which haven't exactly been at their highest point we. are now
following this story throughout the day gore will be talking to you later of course thank you. investigation to they both in math and bombings continues with journalists hunting for every new detail seasons the situation it looks now into the bomb ground of the two suspects and the way that being portrayed by the global media. a terror act that shocked the u.s. the suspects in one thousand nine hundred twenty six year old that's our naive brothers joe hart was a u.s. citizen tamara lon on his way to becoming one but both of chechen origin the older brother to milan is said to have traveled to dagestan in russia for several months . the. darkness on the show to make detonators put these things together with. nutrition despite the media ridge these locations remain unknown to some
a lot of people are confusing it with check with the back and say yeah whatever it's called i know i did i can't assume that the majority of americans today even speak english young at the time of the bombings that star now i have spent the last decade living in the u.s. . and while the origin and yet again religion are already largely blamed as the root of all evil the investigation is only in its first stages so the. family member were to sell out some of them and there are those who knew the two brothers see the media is taking it over the top they can't always be trying to rush to be the first ones to break a new piece of information local blogger luis vasquez knew both brothers while he was here since he was little and if you didn't know to harras name you would just assume that he was an american around here we have a very diverse community and it's normal to here for someone to go back to their country he says over sensationalizing that's our knives background doesn't get any
answers to the question why being answered temple and even from coaching with his brother they would never go around town. asked about their religion the most. conversation i've had about about their background is them telling me where they're from that's that's and then after that all this talk about boxing let's talk about lunch that's some you'll want to talk about joe hart who has now been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction the media has a way of spinning things of course and with regards to his nationality to me it doesn't matter. it shouldn't matter what his religion is either when i graduated there were forty five languages spoken just in my graduating class alone it is not unusual in fact it is very common to hear a foreign language she reminds us that the only suspect alive after the bombings has lived in america since the age of eight i didn't come here the younger age you know from everyone that knows and they will tell you and they have told me and
certain occasions you know this person was part of the community the attack feels even more personal and devastating for samuel because he knew the brother is responsible but pointing fingers he says at places of birth or religion is far from crucial what is solving this case and bringing justice that takes time time and effort that would hopefully lead to innocent people feeling safe again security in this country seems like it's more for show than for anything a lot of times unfortunately. that needs to change while the media pick apart every single detail they can lay their hands and ears on it seems that what should matter after the tragedy is tackling terrorism a global threat that has no faith upbringing or religion but has become the curse of the twenty first century not just here but all over the world and especially church in our party boston massachusetts in the wake of boston bombings the former chechen militant commander and one of russia's most wanted men as a kind of was interviewed by c.n.n.
he denies these brothers who are ethnic chechens had any time to be ties to militant groups and my colleague spoke to. about why is a kind of was given a platform on international media. kid living in london he's actually really well known person out there his cause is being supported by none other than vanessa redgrave a prominent. he actually happens to be an actor himself and you can tell that he's made quite quite a switch from the old days when you say fifteen years ago when he was a field commander you know you see him with a bearded man dressed in fatigues in calif. military wear and now he's wearing you know nice dress suits with a tired voice you know as a terrorist because he's known for his connection to heart of who was the mastermind behind several of the terror attacks which happened in in russia particularly the theater siege in the north in two thousand and two russia has actually presented documents that have supported evidence against in this
particular instance and get his extradition was refused to russia first by denmark and then by the united kingdom in part of the interview the presenter translates a beautiful and actually refers to some of the militants. he does that she refers to was the terror suspects of in the boston bombing as these boys take for example the new york times headline which made waves in the news world the headline read far from war torn homeland trying to fit in i mean that is sympathetic to the to the terror. freedom fighter salute and also to raise the image of. absolutely ravaged country that's pretty much what you would see happening in iraq or afghanistan whereas if you look at the capital of grozny in chechnya today you would you would be amazing i would think it's or sydney or any other extremely civilized inhabited one very minor i would say peaceful town or city even.
escalating sectarian violence in iraq has some locals fearing down the same road as war torn neighbors syria more than one hundred iraqis have been killed in clashes on terra tonks in just two days alone is the was paid to violence since u.s. forces pulled out of band of twenty eleven. comes in a deepening political turmoil with the government struggling to get key power brokers to work to get that middle east expert lawrence davidson blames washington for sparking the crisis by toppling the iraqi regime and failing to replace it with stable alternatives. in two thousand and four and we will move saddam hussein was the darling of the bad guy. nobody was that this is and go they do it all right search area actual violence or very very you know
we removed every. thing else from the only place and no real incentive is. there on the part of the government to try to. silence together. is this gives or we're going to carry violence it should have never gotten we open pandora's box and we couldn't close even with there early and the question is what can close. so news and brief now on two natural gas barges exploded in the u.s. state of alabama injuring three people that incident took place in the harbor old the city of mobile on the east side of the river firefighters and coast guards are now trying to put out the blaze the cause of the explosion is not here to clear this comes just a week after fourteen people were killed and some two hundred injured in a huge blast at a fertilizer plant in texas. at least eleven people have been killed and over one
hundred injured after an earthquake in north east of afghanistan the quake measuring five point seven on the richter scale caused casualties in two provinces near the border with pakistan dozens of houses have been damaged according to the u.s. geological survey the tremor was felt in kabul and even in islamabad in the capital of pakistan. life as a disabled person in britain could soon become a lot harder they're now being asked to prove face to face that they deserve the hope that until recently had been taken for granted point to boycott reports. lisa egan's bones break so easily she's already sustained sixty six fractures in her thirty three years she has to use a wheelchair and is one of three point two million brits claiming that disability living allowance or d.l.a. which helps those who are unable to move around freely because of physical disability but it's being replaced by a new personal independence payment the looming change will see stricter
assessments for determining whether or not to say both people deserve tax payers money he says she's terrified she could lose the monthly payments if i lost everything i'd basically condemned to a life of housebound and my quality of life would be virtually non-existent but at the moment it's really unclear d.l.a. currently comes in two parts a core payment of up to seventy seven pounds and forty five pence a week and i'm ability component worth up to fifty four pounds that mobility component means lisa is provided with a car which she says is the one thing that keeps her from being housebound whether or not she gets to keep what she calls her lifeline will become clear over the next year and a half as the new p.r.p. scheme is rolled out and d.l.a. is replaced it's scary. you know i feel like. laying on a gay teen at the blade and i don't know what is going to drop or not. that. is
that you have to have mental oh absolutely. yeah. i don't think i'm going to elaborate on that one on camera and yet the government is on a mission to drastically reform the welfare state today almost one pound in every three spent by the government goes on welfare in a world of competitiveness a world where no one is owed a living we need to have a welfare system the country can properly afford in order to do that private companies are toss health. capita have been drafted in to run the assessments for the changeover from disability living allowance to. their reputation precedes them they've already carried out assessments for people receiving incapacity benefits another type of welfare payment to those who are suffering an illness that renders them unable to go to work many people really do worry that the assessment for paper
going to be very similar to the warmest it's a currently held for plum and sports allowance of the work capability assessment we've heard of so many cases of abuses of people being treated badly medicals and people not being listened to. in so many cases where people have lost benefits as a consequence of one of these assessments they've appealed and the pill has been over to the tribunal last month braindamaged amputee mark evans who can't walk or talk was classified as fit for work after one such assessment his story is at the worse the government's own figures show that one thousand three hundred people died after being told they should go back to work by outsourcing health care and now they're preparing to assess d.l.a. claimants a recent survey found one in five doctors say disabled patients have committed or attempted to commit suicide as a result of undergoing for fear of undergoing the assessments for capability they
aren't reading about mobile somedays i think. yes i am worthwhile human being and i you know the subsistence level benefits that keep me alive at the end of the days before things are questioning you know i am i really worth it. whether or not the government thinks leaser is worth it she'll find out in twenty fifteen when her assessment comes but to critics the changes are about saving money rather than making the system fairer my personal view is. compassion is not money first and seeing these changes do not represent a compassionate society. london. up next the untold stories of the niger delta militants to stay with us for that.
i think careful many people on those things are jumping. i know but i've been one thousand nine hundred in much evidence. as i don't want to go into. science if we. come to agreement to. see a lie. every cause i want to hear is going to go to end up with an agreement which is only to government fell because i want to kill me. and. there's trouble and i don't armstrong. i'm giving them program. because i said if you give us the rights.
fees. for. back in the jockey the villagers go about their lives in close proximity to the militants fun fishermen contemplate the choices young men must make and faced with the challenge of being poor in the niger delta fly dad is a fish and my granddad is official now so i. feel. that's the. natural.