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grilled by the nation president has held his first countrywide q. and a session election saying among other things that he's always been told by the terrorists. twenty percent. while the trio will. grow. and the hunger strike and the guantanamo bay prison drags on with u.s. officials forced to admit the scale of the protest is rising.
just after seven pm moscow time this is. a welcome to the program. president putin says he was always of western nations supported insurgents in russia and never considered them as terrorists and that was just one of the messages from his nationwide question and answer session the event went on for four hours and forty seven minutes beating the previous longest by a quarter of an hour. the recent tragedy in boston and the events which did right after that were watched by the whole world and russia is no exception especially after it was established that the two suspected terrorists war of chechen origin and the president did comment on that reminding how critical the west was of moscow's anti terror efforts in the caucasus and how international media often presented terrorists as freedom fighters
and the president said he hopes this would change now and actually russian and american city services would be able to increase their joint efforts in commenting terror but it should ordinary american citizens are not to blame they don't understand what's happening i would like to address russian and u.s. citizens by saying that russia has been among the first victims of international terrorism i was always appalled when our western partners and the western media labeled terrorists who committed bloody crimes in our country insurgents and almost never terrorists these groups received intelligence financial and political support directly and indirectly we said to declarations merely proclaiming terrorism a common threat were not enough we must get the job done but what of which and did confirm that he received two letters from bodies because or steal one when he was still alive and he said that the former take on the x.
. admitted making mistakes which harmed russia he asked for forgiveness basically and asked the president to allow them return to russia where he was up to the latest point and to the end of the sickly of his life on of the most wanted list to since he was found guilty. of various crimes and while the president said that despite all the commotion in the international media about these the letters he still personally decided not to publish them since he says even though they were not closely acquainted it was still a private letter. well the private request this story around that it seemed irony is definitely in the headlines in russia and abroad so one of the questions was asked about one of the leaders of the opposition who is now being accused of organizing a criminal scheme to steal state property and well the president commented saying that if you are openly fighting against corruption like alex the you know
what i mean who is basically made his popularity through his online anti corruption project then you have to be absolutely clear and clean in front of the law and if there are any allegations emerged then it's strictly to go up to the court to decide. because i'm bored it's got to people who fight corruption have to be completely clean themselves otherwise their actions become nothing more than self promotion and political advertising just because someone is trying to catch a thief doesn't mean they should be allowed to steal themselves that doesn't mean however that a person should try to look for any reason whatsoever just because his views may differ from those of the government i'm positive that novell nice case will be heard in the new project if. for the first time since two thousand and one this is a q. and a session was held the would follow up question so basically it went from the ordinary question answer question answers into
a discussion which lasted nearly five hours and the last of the different issues were talked about including the recent law on foreign agents which basically obliges n.g.o.s with foreign sponsors to register themselves as foreign agents and be under state control and reverse a law is widely criticized by the opposition and the president also commented on that saying that the law does not ban n.g.o.s from operating in russia it just obliges them to report to the authorities where they're getting their money from and how they want to spend it and with which. he added that a similar war exists in the united states since the mid thirty's and actually talking about the relationship between moscow and washington the issue of the monkey act also came up and everything that followed that's about moscow's reaction basically the act itself is strongly one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the relations between the two countries and the president has named it once again in
imperialist pick and russian war which only harmed relations while right now both russia and the united states really have to think more about how to develop ties rather than worsening them. right there and with president putin urging more cooperation between the u.s. and russia to combat the terror threat in the wake of the boston attacks r.t. goes on the bombing trail where the investigation into the boston marathon attack in full swing but we'll hear from the parents of the two suspects a little later in the program. frustration with austerity is deepening among europeans with spain's unemployment jumping to a record of twenty seven point two percent and in neighboring of portugal almost one in five of the workforce has no job and people in the two heavily indebted nations are launching fresh protests against their governments and international lenders and let's get the latest now from all of us standing by for us live in
lisbon hello peter good to see you i understand it's probably very noisy where you are with people getting i set out for you and see you austerity measures protests but what's got them all riled up this time. well april twenty fifth this traditionally the day that they celebrate the start of the revolution in one nine hundred seventy four here in portugal but this year those celebrations are also containing demonstrations demonstrations against demonstrations by people who think that the way that portugal is being traced all mistretta by europe's financial institutions is too much and also longer. at their own government for allowing it to happen now to talk a little bit more about the context and the reality of what's facing the portuguese people is historian and independent and may be dismissed as thanks very much for speaking to you why is there such a deep seated resentment at the way portugal is being tracked well today is the day as you said of our thirty nine an aversive or of our revolution this revolution for
us in the public schools the flowers or in the rifles of the soldiers that day not a single bullet was fired but for us it means the power of the markers for prosperity for dialogue for a better education for every poor access to universities to overcome the the literacy that we have been possible by and what austerity means for us today is the possibility that to lose it told our best generation rule bridge to brazil when the dollar and the u.k. and the united states the investments that we did will be lost and that's we will go back in history certainly we've heard people talking about a financial fascism being in place being imposed upon the portuguese well upon the portuguese on and and the europeans up. when you talk about fascism i've also does a split in the european consciousness you know people in germany are living in a different world now but we don't know we don't renounce all rights to persuade
them to convince them that this austerity is stupid not because portuguese cannot live with scars means we can but because it's not work and it won't work now it's not just here in portugal it was saying demonstrations over the border in spain there's also widespread on the rest following the announcement of shoot unemployment figures over six million unemployed there is there a fear that that's could spread to portugal and is there a solidarity between the portuguese and spanish for this of course all our us you know we have a very similar situation one third of our use is unemployed the other serves as very bad jobs very precarious ones. so this is you know isn't this we want to tell you isn't it stupid to waste a whole generation of people to have it not working these are very bright people very educated people you know if you see what they can do isn't it stupid to have them out of a job today i think that's the. voice that you can have on on the continent in the european union that we have today just one quick question you're in the european
parliament you have a chance to put these ideas forward if you can speak to your german colleagues. what are you saying to them right now i'll speak to them every day i tell my colleagues that's twenty of our biggest companies are paying taxes in the netherlands not here so they're making their money here they're picking. i tell my german colleagues that it will be much better if they want to you know face down their nuclear power plants to have solar energy from portugal to the north so there is a way that we can work together it's not just the way it's being imposed from berlin that front forks on to the south but there is a more intelligent way there is a more clever way that we can work together and you know finally build this dam european union once and for all thank you very much thank you so there we have a demonstrations here in portugal also over the border in spain i'll be keeping you up to date on how they develop throughout the day here and i'll take. it as
a member of the european parliament. skepticism has been soaring across the e.u. fuelled by banking crises controversial bailouts and harsh austerity and the latest survey showed trust in the block has plummeted to historically low levels let's take a look at the figures collected by. the e.u.'s polling organization here come the numbers for you in debt stricken spain the number of nationals who said they don't trust the european union so risen from twenty three percent and up to seventy two the u.k. as well previously huff of the population had no confidence in the. it's up to nearly seventy germany a similar story as well from a thirty six percent now fifty nine percent no faith no trust in the e.u. as well and then finally to italy stumbling hard with austerity measures as well from twenty eight percent now up to fifty three percent of those polled saying they have no faith and no trust and that of the european union poll hempel who i spoke to a bit earlier here are not all targeted for germany party he says the figures are no
surprise given all the mistakes that europe's main leaders continue to make. the politicians and the governments and the european union especially in the euro states has done such a lot of things wrong and. misuse of treaties we made and which we swear we kept all the time that there is no face anymore in in our experts to stabilize all going to be free to cross some one hundred years ago the german. second said. the german spirit really use the problems of the world and. my impression is that we try again you know to convince european partners you must do it the german way but the other countries especially in southern europe portugal spain greece italy and france not to forget they count do it that way because they have a different economy and they have to find their owed their own to which one of the most important is to get back their old currency when they can reach to reduce the
value of their money and can compete internationally once again i think these countries are more or less on their own they have to manage their problems first in their own country and the troika hasn't to especially not internationally the tools to help countries like portugal spain or greece. live from moscow this is r t us officials are now admitting on an almost daily basis that the guantanamo bay a hunger strike is on the rise but lawyers for the prisoners claim the real figure is still much much higher and with a majority of one hundred sixty six detainees said to all be now refusing food the official numbers started to grow off the prison guards tried to break up of protest fishel za saying that ninety four detainees are now starving seventeen being force fed though three currently hospitalized and there have been several recent suicide attempts as well and the military's muslim advisor says he's worried the protests will lead to deaths and many are held at the prison without charge with
a majority believing they'll never walk free gun h.g. can now reports. the military has been updating the numbers since the build of mortgage saying at the beginning that there were fourteen people on strike the detainees the fence 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 and forced 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 held captive is their nationality i had a chance to ask the. assistant secretary on human rights about this collective
punishment based on nationality 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 reassure you back to their statements to 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 lawyers 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 they 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 last week 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. 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 what if someone really dies in this hunger strike will it change something in washington i'm going to. and i still ahead for you here on r t that of rising fallen so rock the country suffers one of its bloodiest chapters since u.s. troops pulled out with ethnic clashes and bombings leaving more than one hundred killed or more on that and the other stories saw for the for.
it's good to have you with us here on r.t. or sushi i live in moscow where the mother of the two boston marathon bombing suspects claims she has seen video which proves lana was still alive after he was detained who said earlier so the oldest brother was run over by his younger sibling he was making is get away artist on martin told us more about what was said by both brothers parents at a press conference in dagestan in this press conference the mother and father said that they spoke about what their next plans would be and how their feelings were at this moment or the mothers of bedat said that she was probably going to give up her u.s. citizenship she was very emotional in this short press conference she restated that she thought her sons were innocent that they've been framed. you know what would you. like to. leave this country
was a lie why. why. why. why . the father unsourced says now that he wants to fly to the u.s. perhaps today perhaps tomorrow as soon as possible really to pick up the body of his son tom alon also tons widow and the ground i'm tomlin's son fly with them back to russia to help look after them the mother also adds that she is not quite sure whether she's going to go to the u.s. as well there is a shoplifting charge there she says she doesn't think that she did it but she's still nervous she may face arrest if she goes said he was very late on co-opted by his brother in this plot converted into this more extremist or planned to plan the punters bombs the boston marathon. tunnel and himself has also been put from anonymous sources say on a cia database of people to luminosity which is added also to previous
investigations by the f.b.i. so it raises further questions as to why these two were not picked up. i spoke to him just a bit earlier in the program and the revelations about tom having been in the cia database for over a year just some of the details that have been emerging with the investigation still in its infancy but some of the global media have already been jumping to conclusions and their portrayal of the suspects as artie's anastasio reports. a terror act that shocked the u.s. the suspects a nineteen and a twenty six year old that's our naive brothers joe hart was a u.s. citizen to milan on his way to becoming one but both chechen origin the older brother to milan is said to have traveled to dagestan in russia for several months . the show did not make detonators put these things together in the. place nutrition
despite the media reach these locations remain unknown to some lot of people are confusing it with check with a vacuum and. yeah whatever it's called i know i did i can assume that the majority of americans today even speak english young at the time of the bombings that star now have spent the last decade living in the us in the country. 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 maybe they're hammering to sell of their plan 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 brother well dramas here since he was little and if you didn't know the hard name you would just assume that he was an american around here we have
a very diverse community and it's normal to hear 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. by being answered temple and even from coaching with his brother they were never born around pounding their chest about their religion the most. extensive conversation i've had about about their background is them telling me where they're from. that's after that all this talk about boxing and let's talk about lunch that's some you'll want to high school with 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 he 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 on 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 and 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 and global threats 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 and getting into israel is getting harder as
a new and controversial security check gets the state's stamp of approval israel's ben gurion airport staff can even search your e-mail inbox. according to a recent decision by the country's attorney general get the details on that story on our website. and according to the head of the e.u.'s antiterrorist services five hundred young europeans have already up and left the comforts of home to syria fighting on the front line alongside the country's rebels the full story at all two dot com. iraqi authorities have said gunman have taken over a sunni town north of baghdad after a firefight with security forces rising violence in iraq is spurring fears of more bloodshed and wide a sectarian conflict as some locals say the country could on the same road as war torn neighboring syria clashes between the shiite dominated government and sunni gunmen along with separate terror attacks have left more than one hundred killed in
the past several days alone it's the worst spate of violence since u.s. forces pulled out of the end of twenty eleven and it comes amid deepening political turmoil with the government struggling to get keep power brokers to work together middle east expert lauren statements and blames the u.s. for sparking the crisis by toppling the iraqi regime with no stable alternative lined up. that was in your where you were and. saddam hussein was the darling of the bad guy. nobody was so they did all. their area and szell by words or very very you know we removed a. place and you know. it's. hard. to try to. get there. is this. violence it should have never going to be open
box and we couldn't close even when we were there earlier and the question is what can close. all right in just a moment it's breaking with abby martin who can stay with us who are not. this is misty it is c. m no this is not a fifty's beside fi movie slogan it is what a.b.c. news is trying to find out when they investigated how lean finally textured beef is produced this type of quote beef has become very widespread throughout fast food restaurants and supermarkets in the usa and has led to its south dakota based manufacturer posting profits in the hundreds of millions of dollars but so what's
wrong with some processed before you might ask well the reporting showed that ammonia and other rough chemicals were doused on to the meat to kill e-coli bacteria and make it safe for consumption although this product is for some reason legal the films have power to create public backlash and many companies gave up ordering and then mysteriously and finally took should be ok while the mainstream media for once actually did something valuable for society and what did they get in return sued yeah the pink slime crew decided to sue a.b.c. news and force them not to divulge their company's secrets as well as punish them for defamation against their product which lead to profit losses and guess what they won the lawsuit well defaming products that on mass could destroy the health of millions of americans is no blasphemy in my book but that's just my opinion.
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a. radio guy and four minutes from a click. click or opposed to just you never seen anything like this i'm told. that's going on everyone i'm having martin and this is breaking the set well after senator rand paul's epic filibuster in the senate where it seemed like he was actually objecting to drones i saw something that caught me by surprise the fox news poll said that if the government wants to take down an imminent threat and using drones on u.s. soil is ok with him yourself. here's the stink should neal i've never argued against any technology being used when you have and threat an active crime going on if someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon in fifty dollars in cash i don't care if a drone kills him or
a policeman kills him wait a minute what he doesn't seem to be dry and much of a distinction between a common criminal and an enemy combatant but wait paul issued a statement just last night reinforcing this view on drones actually hasn't changed at all he said quote armed drones should not be using normal crime situations they only maybe consider. in extraordinary situations where there's an ongoing imminent threat ha extraordinary circumstances mean whatever the hell the person who judges the circumstances wants it to mean so what boston had been extraordinary circumstance would have supported using drones to kill that kid in other words rand paul has always supported the use of drones to kill us.