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turkish. police break up large crowds of protesters with tear gas and. the ongoing protests within twenty four hours. undefeated. against the shutdown of the state broadcaster. with its continuing. trade the u.s. eases restrictions on exports from opposition controlled areas in syria looking to help oil sales to flow towards the west. and as iranians are preparing to head to the polls on friday we look at how the presidential race in the islamic republic is quite different from the rest of the world.
good morning to you. just off the eleven am here in the russian capital. with the worldwide headlines and straight to turkey week. two weeks police continue their violent crackdown on demonstrators and once again deploying huge amounts of tear gas and this now as the country's prime minister has called for an end to the protests within twenty four hours the ruling party saying it may hold a referendum on a controversial redevelopment plans forget. square that's where all the trouble started about a fortnight ago details now. actually have seen the largest number of crackdowns than any other city in turkey for the past two weeks the wednesday was kind of the
repetition of what happened before when several people have diverged from a group of protesters who were there initially and weird off towards the u.s. embassy where police have used tear gas and rubber bullets against them to squash the momentum of the protests that has been happening in ancora obviously this is the capital that's where the seat of the government is though does look like this is the main cause for the police brutality that we're seeing there people from all walks of life having to have been arrested or somehow receive representation for their participation in the protests which everyone said will have to be over within twenty four hours at this point the protesters have to pack up their tents and abandon gezi park they were offered to carry out a referendum but of course the people out on the street said that is a joke that was kind of a friend could possibly talk about what we have already made it clear that we want the park to stay and they want to go. on said during the meeting with representatives of the protest movement although even within the people out in the park or there is an increasing feeling that the people who are actually meeting
with their no one don't really represent them like the people haven't really been camping out there for weeks there seem to be some sort of dialogue which obviously seems to have led nowhere several lawyers have been arrested for protesting the police crackdown on tuesday which have been in istanbul force they're. also going to the streets protesting those arrests as well saying that this is no kind of democracy where people can be arrested just for supporting a cause and to go even further than that we have to remember that there are several channels in turkey which have been fined for showing the brutal police crackdown on taksim square on tuesday so this again goes ties in with one of the major grievances the protesters have with everyone and that is his suppression of free speech and the real crackdown on the on various media outlets in the country by. doesn't seem like it's going to end anytime soon the protesters that we have spoken to insist that they will stay here until their demands are met and everyone
obviously doesn't seem like he's going to budge so we're in for some rather tense situation here in turkey and after a crackdown on demonstrators in istanbul's taksim many have retreated back to the squares gezi park protest to order to go bola says that despite the brutal action of the police the government's demands she doesn't see any sign of the rallies ending anytime soon. and all of a sudden the twenty four hours just because prime minister is willing so he has been actually talking about this for the past two weeks and none of the protesters none of the original purpose of i'm guessing pike has left the park i think it's all asked to do with the police for the past few weeks once a police retreated from jackson square there was no violence it was very peaceful it was very cheerful and in fact the park itself almost like a sieve feeling to it but as soon as the police was back and violence came back to the part that came back to the area around the park i don't think the government is
taking it seriously and psych i know is blaming everything that's been happening in turkey on the protests type of economy is getting affected by the fact that for some sectors getting back to bite us and the fact that the truck is getting a bad image affected by the protesters and he is just the worst possible figure for all of this. i took this police have been heavily using the tear gas. mixed with pepper spray over the past decade the country has increased its imports of the chemicals fifty fold human rights groups have raised the alarm pointing to the excessive use of force by security services on these poor boy has a look now at the possible long long time affects of the ongoing crackdown. an all too familiar sight to many europeans and your stereotype protests in greece spain. and germany. gay marriage demonstrations in france and now antigovernment protests in turkey whatever the occasion for these european
governments tear gas is the answer tear gas was invented in part to shut people up in thinking about you know this is where where communication meets politics we're talking about a technology a weapon that actually inhibits people from being able to speak that enters into the throat that enters into the lungs that forces people to kind of disperse so it is actually a technology that is the complete opposite of what freedom of assembly and freedom of speech look like vision of a convention perhaps it's the use of tear gas in international war and yet it's perfectly legal to use against civilian populations the problem with all of these agents is there talk system in the long term effects are worked out primarily on sort of if you like prime age i don't mal's and we know very well that the d.c.s.
of those other gases affects differentially people all people who are pregnant people who are sick and children the past eighty years have seen reports of lost eyes cranial damage and even deaths as a result of tear gas canisters it's still somehow legal somehow ok for companies manufacturing tear gas to call themselves non-lethal meanwhile the canisters come with labels on them that say this is deadly this could be deadly and how is that even ok you see the tear gas being used increasingly been extensively particularly because of the intense civil unrest which is developing across europe of the result of the economic crises you see if you greece you see it in in spades. it's not just what's been happening in turkey and. weapons which are inevitably the weapons of. a regime which is attempting to suppress the. protests of people behind these gates is where it all began at the porton down
military research base in england's rural will show c.s. gas was developed and tested to secretly in the one nine hundred fifty s. since then it's become a profitable industry sold to police forces the world over in the form of tear gas and pepper spray in the past four years britain has sold almost as much tear gas to europe as it has to the middle east so it's a weapon system is manufactured by number of companies are for those companies it's obviously extremely profitable to be to be selling for more civil unrest more shoes and more the selling of metal for more money that make america what we would size arms to use that profit must never ever ever come before human rights so what we really need is governments to ensure that when the last thing the stuff they all stopped paying to see any takers supplies of money to gas where there is a clear risk as in the case currently in turkey those got to be used in the
suppression of a few minutes westminster is currently reviewing the export licenses to turkey in light of the istanbul disturbances but for those worried about it's increasing use c.s. gas is merely a symptom of more fundamental issues surrounding democracy in europe why are there so many people dissenting right now why is it that we've had such a breakdown in supposedly democratic countries that we can no longer have any kind of mediation or dialogue with their population what kinds of failures of representative government are we seen that that where we go is should we poison them with tear gas or should we want take out machine guns and tanks against them what. and to all the other range of things that exist between having a conversation and poisoning a population plenty see london. right
now this moment turning to minutes past the hour here in moscow it's a sea of protests amounting in greece after the government pulled state t.v. and radio off air in its latest cost cutting move the labor unions launched a twenty four hour strike at midnight all journalists across all greek media have pledged to walk out of their jobs indefinitely now stuff at the abruptly closed broadcaster are trying to continue programming on the internet defining the government's decision thousands of them you know rallying outside the company's headquarters in athens in support of this more than twenty six hundred employees who have now lost their jobs and more really is a planned scuse me get being called for later today so it all basically started on tuesday night when iatse television presenters were cut off right in the middle of the broadcast and the screens went blank across greece with transmitters gradually
closing down a few hours after the government made an unexpected decision to shut down the country's main broadcaster or the dramatic unplugging of iatse has triggered a revolt in the ruling coalition some members are condemning the move in the meantime a georgia garlits a professor of constitutional law he believes the authorities are clearly losing control. the majority of. this is even going to be may soon as a blue book a sea of course to the independent source. for our society in my opinion it's a very very soon the government is facing. to do. the. goal it's another goal as you know we are leaving now we know a very dire economic situation so it's
a good government. it's not. to cut susan to uk like about you know this is wrong that even its allies that we have to other part of this. political coalition disapprove and. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today and still to come for you in this program that of deep cover on the internet we examine how americans are protecting themselves from sweeping government surveillance and the reaction those security revelations are causing around the world. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom part becomes a big picture. with
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thanks for joining us here on our. just a moment on iran's elections finale though washington has eased restrictions to opposition held areas in syria u.s. officials say it will help to facilitate oil sales from the rebels giving them much needed funds and washington says the decision has no effect on the provision of arming the rebels but the us is currently divided over whether to send weapons that's after the e.u. lifted its arms embargo two weeks ago ultimately dealing a blow to the prospects of peace talks meanwhile reports claim rebels have a high in the killing of more than sixty shia muslims in one syrian village sparking fears of more extremists joining and assad forces political analyst i'm not about half he believes that at the end of the day the opposition's simply not interested in any sort of peaceful outcome for those people have the power to in that stifle or kill any political process to their order of invisibility
should be reduced it could be for the political representatives of the opposition to have any meaningful say in a negotiation table and actually being able to keep their words afterwards but as long as there are promises of weaponry and support towards those rebels on the ground or one of that they won't go to the table anymore at all in fact. with the ideology behind what they have been doing since the very beginning is fishley. affiliated groups they are not interested in negotiating with the regime anymore. as an infidel regime that must be toppled no matter what this is r.t. edward snowden's revelations of world wide surveillance by the us as many americans taking prophecy protection into their own hands the turning to encrypted online communications in order to prevent the n.s.a.'s prism program from tracking them
tens of thousands of also signed an online petition calling on congress to reveal the full extent of domestic spying programs more on this to ati's marina portnoy. america's national security elektra next surveillance program known as prison has no doubt ignited global outrage however the pervasive top secret spying system. by the obama administration also appears to be motivating journalists and average internet users to immigrate over to the deep web where the national security agency's almighty virtual reach purports to be powerless whether users can break out of prison by opting out of apple's safari and skype and switching over to alternative proprietary software that's anonymous not indexed and leaves no cyber footprint some of those online companies include tor browser bundle duck duck go crypto cat and a bit message given president obama's indefinite war on whistleblowers and the
justice department's recent a.p. and fox news scandals experts say that now is the time for journalists most importantly to learn how to scramble their phones and dive into the n.s.a. free deep web and then from there to the regular and. where you're coming from you're just. living. the road it's being encrypted. it really should be thinking this way now if you google realization how it can first and foremost and he. joins us. now according to the guardian journalist glenn greenwald and n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden set up a secure encrypted communication system back in february which snowden would later used to send the top secret documents belonging to the n.s.a.'s prism program the
electronic frontier foundation has published an online guide indicating a significant amount of ways in which people can opt out of prison the f.f.a. is also one of eighty six organizations that are demanding for legislators to move to curtail the n.s.a.'s programs now civil rights advocates are encouraging individuals to join a call by signing up at stop watching dot us as of wednesday evening that web. sixty four thousand signatures reporting from new york marina forty nine r.t. . now the national security agency's boundless informant program which tracks information collected from around the world suddenly causing outrage across europe for the color coded map showed that germany was among the most spied on nations with chancellor angela merkel expected to discuss these revelations with president obama
soon in berlin and that will be next week they get together a german member of the european parliament who said that this surveillance reminds him of the infamous star see secret police in east germany and his colleague from neighboring austria was appalled by these revelations saying that washington is basically doing whatever it wants to do and italy's privacy chief or source press to concerns over these actions which he said would be illegal in his country and an egyptian a freedom activist was shocked at how much his country was targeted for information and british political analyst jim kilo he says many in europe are angry with the u.s. for infringing on the privacy of its citizens bryza lot of criticism out in society at large i think what is a bit disturbing about the the attitude of our government to the moment is that they are. really there resting on the rules the americans i think well this is great we've got a close relationship with the americans with benefiting from the intelligence we
get from them so let's not rattle the cage too much i think that doesn't apply for instance to the german government in the same way or many of the european governments who have a more respectful relationship with their own laws and expect to respect the privacy rights of their citizens and have been really quite shocked by what the americans are doing in germany in particular they've had such experience of what surveillance really means for them society that they do their absolute best to stop it from happening within so when they find that the americans are spying on them pretty much more than any of the european countries then of course they're going to be very shocked and angry and many more stories we're covering for you on our website right now of course r.t. dot com posted this hour including a threat to the skies al-qaeda linked mali rebels could be possessing mistrials left over from the war in libya legibly capable of taking down a high altitude aircraft. also there on the web site right now that are blocked
funds in the devastated texas town of west won't get much of the federal money it needs this to deal with the damage caused by a massive fertilizer plant blast that was two months ago r.t. dot com has details that. are shifting our focus of terror on where iranians are preparing for a changing of the guard of the country will be welcoming a new president for the first time in eight years as six candidates are vying for the position in the islamic republic with the first round of voting due to begin on friday but election campaigning in the process itself have some noticeable differences from most other nations this report now to want to use morea for national. hours away from presidential elections stick around looks like it usually does busy t.p.c. people have a traffic it's barely noticeable but iran is a special moment with history you will not see many benner as a posters in iran ahead of the country's eleventh presidential vote but that's not
because the offer beaten the way people vote in the run is significantly different from what western people used to experience. if people see a campaign poster they will start thinking they spend lots of money on that where does it all come from and they will draw the conclusion that someone a bank or an organization funds to candidates and that means when a candidate takes power he will have to give back the money he will owe them and with such strings attached he'll be never free people will never vote for a politician like that or squeeze us but the reason we for candidates to run most cost grassroots spaced campaigns with people handing out flyers advertising different political problem sad that some voices to complain they face obstacles in reaching a larger public intellectual peoples who have the right access to internal things more than two hundred million people lawyers an interlude so. it is much easier to
communicate with but the people in more rural areas we need more more trying to get through them this is the. weak point of. this year for the first time ever iran had live t.v. debates between candidates for months to face some internal and external criticism but but dissidents maintain that despite the need for iran you know it's still better to give it a try rather than has the name debate we're told is the presidential legs above from thirty years ago three decades so you know we had the old monarch amiable so it's. all new so we are learning and trying to. make better and better every year iran is one of the people islamic states in the world follow in a muslim dominated traditional guidelines is also essential to winning hearts and minds of the voters to his europe
a candidate who cannot go against their religious or cultural tradition of you cannot change the way women where he jobs and asked for taboos on foreign policy issues you cannot come out and say iran will become a friend of the us or israel mohammad says these restrictions are aimed at protecting the national character of the elections and have to deal with considerable pressure from outside the country you cannot go against values even democratic countries can do that but perhaps if we weren't under so much pressure from foreign countries that only want to change the government of iran our campaign could be different but not all agree heart of fire the politicians become more and more distanced from people because the gap is wider and wider and whole election is not more and more like an important matter this is why i will not be the protests that followed to do thousand and nine elections are still fresh in the memory of many iranians during the unrest between thirty and seventy people were killed hundreds others injured thousands arrested after people staged rallies calling into
question as many jobs victory with a majority of sixty percent may think less people will go to the polls this year as they fear violence but the number of those who is to consider the election a positive development is just as significant as domination you know islam extent not saudi arabia nor convey it could ever have elections like we have in those countries it's more like someone has appointed them to a post for the outside of elections in iran may seem unusual a different radical it from what's come to be the norm in the west but if you look closely you can see a picture that is familiar in many countries a public divided in who they want to vote for for and. to make a tough decision. to iran iran. and the pros and cons of the iranian election system are taking center stage in our world apart program with artie's orks on a boycott of the latest episode of the debate program is on air today at nine
thirty g.m.t. . compared to on days the ramey insistence is not the best but it's not the worst either but one should leave that consultation to do on people the best of you can lose their true voice which we cannot under the current regime. or next to you you can find out how the u.k. government's cutting of benefits for the poor is actually back firing their driving the costs up kaiser report just a moment. you know when i was in school they would tell us stories about that other goofy
economic system in the eastern bloc and about why it was doomed to fail they tell us how terrified communist bureaucrats would work very hard to give the illusion of a fish and see when their bosses were in town a century out of fear they would try to convince the state that everything was just fine they promise of a fresh coat of paint on some stuff bump up their numbers in the books and get employees to put a smile on for the cameras so they wouldn't lose their jobs yeah this our teachers told us was a sign of true doomed economics rolling the clock forward twenty or thirty years the bosses of the current global economic system are in town and many locations around the upcoming g eight summit in northern ireland are doing their best to hide their economic downturn from the media according to our t.v. news the government of northern ireland has spent two million pounds dealing with derelict buildings some of these buildings have simply been knocked out but some have been spruced up like butcher shops with images of meat stuck over the windows to hide their barren interiors or the now famous local office supply store which
contains no office supplies at all but it sure doesn't look. and i guess that's what counts spending two million pounds to hype economic downturn from the g eight and other eyes whether than spending it on actually you know improving local economy seems like doomed economic practices to me but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report max kaiser. my.
economic theory of hoops. creates expensive facts on the ground and normalizes what otherwise would have been willingly accepted by citizens and consumers a complete rubbish many new markets are opened and told was erected by those with the connections to get away with. by bad economics is too bad for everyone else. yes max this kind of goes hand in hand with disaster capitalism this is like connected guys whether politicians or financially make giant mistakes and they say my bad well we'll have to use my you know month santo round up weed killer to fix the whole problem well the first one we're going to start off with the political my bad costs soar as wealthy councils re house families and hotels and b. and b.'s bill to house the home.