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smoked out with tear gas and flushed away by water cannons turkish police resort to harsh methods to keep defiant anti-government protesters out of istanbul's taksim square. in other news that shaikh this week after exposing america's secret surveillance program cia whistleblower edward snowden remains holed up in hong kong awaiting washington's retaliation. to rebels under a possible no fly zone washington's response to syria's apparent use of chemical weapons the damascus calls the evidence lies and russia says it's unconvinced. and iran's new president hassan rouhani promises a new moderate course as the west hopes a major shift in the country's nuclear ambitions. syrian conflict.
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coming to you live from moscow it is five pm here in the russian capital. turkish police have resorted to their tried and tested methods to prevent processed restarting using tear gas and water cannons to prevent crowds gathering in the center taksim square the symbol of anti government unrest is sealed off after special forces drove demonstrators out and destroyed temporary camps but the crackdown is having the opposite effect with angry protests flaring up across the country in response arena going to reports. this point there are more of confrontations between the police and protesters taking place in other parts of this goal they have been going on really throughout the night and the entire
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morning they're lesser numbers but it doesn't mean they're less intense than the were last night when clashes erupted after police decided started clearing out taksim square and gezi park an hour after prime minister erdogan has made another announcement that his patience has run out and he said the protesters have until sunday to leave but like i said just an hour later the police began their operation with tear gas water cannons even rubber bullets all of this was used in taksim square and in gezi park literally bulldozers are brought in to get rid of the tents in the gezi park at this point it's completely clear as well as taksim square gezi park is not open to any public whatsoever no media no medical staff no no one is allowed there the protesters have congregated in the streets really close to talks and square last night adjacent to the square they were also dispersed by police pushed back into the city for the same time where the upon hearing about this thousands of people have marched on to talk to the asian side of this but they were
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stopped by police on the bosphorus bridge again lashes erupted there again tear gas and water cannons this is written in turkey remains quite tense at the moment because a lot of people are saying that there is an increasing between the protesters and those people who support the prime minister erdogan and a lot of people believe that he is a matter of fact is the one who is creating that. well for a second day in a row turkey's prime minister is gathering an army of his supporters for a rally of their own to counter the protests these are live pictures from istanbul where typo on is about to address the crowds yesterday there was an army of supporters in the capital ankara today he's in a bow shortly be on stage addressing that pro government rally so just evidence there that it's not just antigovernment protests that it's taking place but other one does still have some popular support and he will be on stage very very shortly to address the crowds or the lavish use of tear gas has led to criticism not only towards turkish police but towards the country selling it imports of the
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chemicals have increased fifty fold over the past decade with the u.k. one of the main suppliers artie's probably boyko looks at the dangers of using the so-called known lethal gases. 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 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
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is actually a technology that is the complete opposite of what freedom of assembly and freedom of speech look like vision of a convention prohibits 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 p.c.'s and those other gases affects differentially people who are old 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 being extensively particularly
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because of the intense civil unrest which is developing across your preservers out of the economic crises and you see if you greece you see it in spades it's really it's not. that's 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 is 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 it's manufactured barring
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a number of companies and for those companies it's obviously experience profitable to be to be selling the more civil unrest the more issues the more that's something american for more money that like what we would say is amnesty is that profit must never ever ever come before human rights and what we really need is governments to ensure that when the last thing the stuff they all stopped paying isn't any take arms supplies are going to take us where there is a clear risk as in the case currently in turkey that goes back 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 seen creasing use c.s. gas is merely a symptom of more fundamental issues surrounding democracy and party boy harry see london.
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well in other news around the world edward snowden the man who exposed the extent of america's secret global surveillance. graham remains an unknown location in hong kong awaiting washington's next move against him he willingly revealed his identity often leaking documents showing the u.s. national security agency has been keeping tabs on both americans and foreigners hundreds of people marched outside the u.s. consulate to show their support for the whistleblower out today said they were outraged by the level of spying obama's administration is conducting amounting to tens of thousands of trucking operations worldwide polities were approved noire examines how the revelations of its spy regime have left crux in washington's democratic facade. last weekend the u.s. president and his chinese counterpart met for a private bilateral summit focused on cyber attacks and virtual espionage
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washington blaming beijing for being an online outlaw today the tables have turned courtesy of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden the n.s.a. leaker told the south china morning post of the u.s. has been hacking chinese and hong kong computers since since zero nine snowden alleges that the u.s. national security agency's targets included the chinese university of hong kong public officials and students allegations that give weight to claims by officials in beijing that the country has been the victim of u.s. hacking efforts america's turned into the world cop they think that they can basically set the standards for everybody else to follow their own paranoia global paranoia and outrage has been rising ever since one of america's best kept secrets known as prism was revealed the n.s.a.'s clandestine electronic surveillance program records digital communications and allows for real time online surveillance
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of citizens both foreign and domestic prism gives u.s. intelligence agencies direct access to files stored on the servers of nine major internet companies including google and facebook to identify and target to. attentional terror suspects officials in italy britain and germany the most spied upon country said the program was both alarming and encroached on privacy politically to some extent i think it's the united states government but rather because despite all the claims from the white house from the congress the reality of that astley excessive surveillance has been documented by the material the authentic material from the n.s.a. it was snowden has released revelations about prism has prompted the american civil liberties union to file for lawsuits against the obama administration more than one hundred and fifty thousand american citizens have signed an online petition calling
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for an end to washington's nassif spying apparatus a clandestine program which the president who promised an unprecedented amount of transparency ironically defends you can't have one hundred percent security. and also then have one hundred percent privacy and zero inconvenience. you know we're going to have to make some choices as a society if the obama administration finds itself losing not only the war on leaks but enormous credibility at home and abroad with the oversell a school of watching everyone in the name of national security one may wonder if the u.s. government has become its own worst enemy reporting from new york marina portnoy r.t. a washington is putting together a list of charges against the twenty nine year old with some senators insisting
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snowden has committed treason intelligence analyst glenmore trina harvey believes the u.s. will stop at nothing until they get their hands on the whistleblower. they will use all of the palos available to them both legal and dare i say it illegal we've heard of rendition well he's he's too high profile at the moment i think to be spirited away so i do think that they will pay for the legitimate operation but there's no surprise about this it's a huge embarrassment it's a political embarrassment there is a phrase closing the stable door after the horses bolted well the thing is that the way that was snowden he has given away so much information is difficult to stop things not but they were they will not stop this is the way that the intelligence services get their information nothing will change while we're closely watching the
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developments on this story and on to our website dot com for the full timeline of events expert analysis on the latest updates meanwhile stay put for more news here and i'll say after this short break including the details of a machete it's happened a mosque in the u.k. city of birmingham.
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critics. green. green. green. green. green brown video for your media project free media r t v dot com. you're watching out a coming to live from moscow serial syria's civil conflict could soon enter a new phase with washington deciding to arm rebels this week and possibly put a no fly zone in place the white house said the assad regime had crossed a red line by allegedly using chemical weapons but the mask is called the evidence
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fabricated and moscow expressed skepticism relaxing out a chef ski discuss the developments with my colleague mattresses this week washington confirmed it has ample proof of assad's troops using chemical weapons against the opposition but the timing seems to be rather strange for that the incident in question allegedly happened in december last year but it's been brought up only now when the government troops are winning the battle after battle according to the russian foreign minister this makes no sense at all from the military point of view and the follow up statement by president obama that he wanted to see the balance of power is restored in the country and possibly even on the syrian rebels is creating even more grounds for concerns in russia and europe as well so we have russia being skeptical about it the only voice or other others were skeptical about the u.s. evidence not everyone is buying it the e.u. the main allies of the united states they are asking additional checks from the u.n. investigators russia says that the proof gathering process itself was done with
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violations of international regulations just. but there are certain rules of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons which suggest that samples of blood urine clothes and soon can be classed as evidence only if these samples were collected by the organizations experts and if these experts controlled the samples and rude to the board turris us colleagues failed to surance that these procedures were here to do you think there's been a lot of resistance to accepting this evidence that the u.s. says it has well just let's look at the history let's go back ten years ago to two thousand and three when the u.s. state secretary colin powell was shaking a vial with allegedly anthrax in it suggesting that iraq has weapons of mass destruction chemical weapons we all know where this where and so the u.s. clearly don't want to step on the same break again at the same time another rather concerning statements coming from the u.s. that they are considering implementing a no fly zone over syria which in many cases is the first step for
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a military and eventually and has certainly a striking resemblance to the iraqi scenario almost a decade ago and so as we've seen the rebels themselves are kind of a very diverse group a lot of interest in a lot of different groups as part of the so-called opposition that they have in the syria are there allegations against them as well i've heard words of regret coming from the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov that all claims and allegations coming from the syrian government that the opposition used chemical weapons against them have never been investigated there have been scenes and footage of the opposition testing chemical weapons on rabbits more recently twelve people from al nusra front the syrian militarized opposition brigade were detained in turkey by the turkish police allegedly carrying vials of zareen gas on them so definitely there are no saints here but these claims are not being investigated for some reason. and there are also concerns that washington's decision to send lethal of lethal arms to rebels might scupper the idea of peace talks in geneva the syrian
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opposition has already failed to commit to turning up political analyst explains why the rebels are refusing to negotiate weakening the rebels on the ground may actually be a positive thing in any political dialogue or a new political negotiations because those people have the power to stifle or kill any political process to their aura of invisibility should be reduced it could be it 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 without that they won't go to the table anymore at all in fact with the ideology behind what they're been doing since the very beginning is specially al-qaeda affiliated groups they are not interested in negotiating with the regime
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anymore or the syrian government at all they see it as an infidel regime that must be toppled no matter what the syrian issue was also addressed by the russian president during his q. and a session with r.t. zone journalist say at our moscow studio but amir putin said the lack of a united stance among foreign players is causing the fighting to escalate. significant chill opposition has always been to allow people to make a decision about the structure of power in syria how rights interests in safety will be ensured only after these agreements their reach should we turn to more systemic transition not. just throw everyone out and then we plunge the entire country into chaos but what our colleagues cannot answer is this one of the key organizations inside the so-called armed opposition is a nurse or a u.s. state department deems it a terrorist organization with ties to al qaeda and the group doesn't make that
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a secret will it be part of the new government that's going to they say no i asked them so when you just swap them away like flies i know they say so what will happen they say we don't know where is the logic. is going to it or you can hear more of what the president had to say to r.t. journalists in a longer version of the interview coming up at four pm g.m.t. . in iran pro-reform hassan rouhani has been officially named successor to mahmoud ahmadinejad after winning the presidential election with more than fifty percent of the votes some western politicians have already expressed hope the country will become more flexible under the moderate leader artie's maria phenomena reports on what the world could expect. people have taken to the streets of tehran to celebrate the victory all of us on the money that is there right now.
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that's a hot victory has provoked mixed feelings among iranians misspoken so this is known as a reformist and carries the hope of many specially in terms of greater freedoms boy around and still runs diplomatic isolation the country has been on the top section spoke of years now over its controversial nuclear program during his campaign rouhani has promised to prepare the civil rights structure rispoli the economy and improve your relations with the west his criticize have let him use as many time for making remarks that cost the country a pretty ability but at the same time. period there on realize that the iranian system works with major power held by an elected supreme leader in the present can do little to change things dramatically the supreme leader has the final say on big
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issues like terrence disputed brother mo syria for example certain of those say that the next president can at least takes the time out of bronze dealings with the outside world the moment chief nuclear negotiator is never off his consulting approach. now to some other news in brief to kuwait where the constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of parliament forcing new elections it follows complaints about the poll in december which opposition groups boycotted saying election rules favored kuwait's ruling family in the past political battles have led to crackdowns on social media and jail sentences for activists and a very is expected to be held within three months. north korea has issued a rare offer of high level talks with the united states saying it's willing to discuss ways of easing tensions beyond young they warned it wouldn't tolerate preconditions including demands for the nuclearization the white house however said
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north korea must meet its un obligations first tensions between both sides have been high after pyongyang that latest missile tests led to more sanctions being imposed. a man's been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the u.k. city of birmingham after four people were stabbed at a local mosque the thirty two year old reportedly attacked a worshipper with a machete one policeman was also injured trying to arrest the man all the victims are said to be in a stable condition in hospital journalists are said bay told us the roots of attacks like this lie within britain's policies. you can blame the people that carry out the attacks but also there's a climate of hatred that's been created over the years by politicians in this country and even the media allow for islamophobia to take root in the physical act the violent act is only the last step before that there's the kind of ideological attacks that take place there's
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a language of hatred that's become mainstream and i think that the first the government has to acknowledge is that there was in iraq and afghanistan have radicalized people i think that's the first issue that they have to accept that foreign policy right it closes i think the other issue is about equal opportunities acceptance as to the question of identity so there's so many things that the government can do but unfortunately politicians are unwilling to accept even the first thing which is that foreign policy is a right to closing for many young people and until they accept that there won't be any change. there's plenty more news online for you including gold we start with a best twenty four hour news program of the monte carlo television festival online we show you what coverage of trying to the attention during. the harsh reality of some young israelis trying to avoid serving in the army is the prison is a better option picking up a gun. this week has also seen
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a string of industrial blasts in the u.s. as two chemical plants in louisiana was hit by deadly explosions forcing environmental base to sound the alarm the latest a cut on friday evening and killed one person just a day before that's another explosion had rocked a different facility coming to an injuring more than one hundred pain from the international action center says the practice of putting profits ahead of safety is regrettably the normal. louisiana is what's called a right to work state in the united states right to work being you know euphemism for being that workers are not allowed to form a closed shop contracts and so there's hostile anti-union legislation that makes it very difficult for workers to organize and to form unions so as a result of that it's much more likely that the working conditions and such factories with it are non-unionized in states where there is a culture of anti union politics it's much more likely that they would they would
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have these kinds of accidents that really you know industry is organized to make profits for a small group of people and the needs of the workers are last in the lives of the workers in their safety is last in the financial calculations the infrastructure of the united states is largely it's largely lacking and it's falling apart in many places. coming up on out say the story behind the first woman to reach obit that's coming up after this break. 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
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a fish and see when their bosses were in town essentially 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 does look nice and i guess that's what counts spending two million pounds to hype economic downturn from the g eight
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and other eyes whether than spending it on actually you know improving the local economy seems like doomed economic practices to me but that's just my opinion. download. the official application to yourself choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites from alzheimer's if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch ati anytime anywhere. she might never have made it she wasn't at the top of the candidate's shortlist but eventually she did blast off shouting triumphantly. as the flights began she was unable to switch to manual control but after three days the
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