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little tales clouds of tear gas ransacked streets this is may day in downtown istanbul in full swing. police take on marchers seeking to defy a ban on demonstrations in the famous taksim square she's crew gets caught in the crossfire. as maze a demonstrations take place in other locations across the globe with people making a stand against everything from austerity to low wages but it seems not everyone is complaining and their little. tricks occasionally in oklahoma leaves a convict writhing in agony. as human rights defenders call for
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a moratorium on the death penalty. and welcome to also international twenty four hour news live from moscow i'm as you know thanks for joining us. annual may day rallies a bike once again i always the violence this time stumbles become the scene of ongoing street battles police have a tux amazing a march with tear gas and water cannon of the crowds were trying to get to the infamous taksim square in defiance of a government panel demonstration or test as were seen hurling molotov cocktails and when i worked with security forces in response authorities have blocked on the square but the situation remains with a heavy police presence in the streets our fed has added
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oh oh oh she's sorry reporting from the heart of all the action is stumble you can follow her twitter feed with one of her latest posts saying shop owners on local residents are out in the streets assessing the damage and despair and sorrow will be out loading while these heroes and pictures of the chaotic scenes that posting breaking up day. of the may day rallies against sconce policy and unemployment are being held across the globe including in athens he's a marine acosta reports now from the greek capital. when you still was one of the countries that was worst head for the euro zone's the crisis here we have thousands of people have gathered in the central highlands on seeing the us where the country's major private and public sector unions holding demonstrations and strikes across the country the country still stuck in the recession with an unemployment rate of nearly one to seven more said people are fed up and in some cases that's words nothing has changed it's happening all over again. the workers are still
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trying but so far nothing has been achieved this year it's more important than ever to celebrate may day so we can change what's going on across europe it's not just for greece it's a europe wide problem this is the worst this year and this year's what's happened elsewhere in europe as it marches made a shorter and what we are all of our environment. here in berlin the may day demonstrations got underway a day earlier today seven station taking place on wednesday evening by a group of anti capitalist organizations now a long time ago the mare rebellion referred to his city is poor but sexy but as far as these people are concerned there's nothing sexy when you're just poor. but it's been celebrated in london for over a hundred and thirty years and according to the organizers it's all about promoting solidarity and working class the unity so later on today a may day march will make its way right through the center of the capital over to
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where i am now in trafalgar square now it comes after a two day cheap strike that brought the city to a standstill so little surprise that the trade unions are expected to be out in full force flexing their muscles i'm protesting against government cuts to public services state shoojit we'll bring you the march as it takes place. meanwhile in mosco amaze a demonstration has been held in a historic red square for the first time in twenty three years over one. and a hundred thousand people also took part in facilities organized by the trade union . you're looking at live pictures from havana cuba right now where thousands of people are taking part in a parade that by the cuban workers on the range is live from one of our spectrum. in the world fighting against constant policy out
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facing ranks of police on alert for possible riots will be closely following may day rallies around the world bringing you live updates and expert opinion all here on our c international. a bush state execution of the u.s. has led to conduct what rising an agony before dying of a heart of time the horrific death has spurred calls for a moratorium on capital punishment a normal it's normally takes an average of six minutes for a prisoner to die after they receive a lethal injection but for clayton lockett it took six times as long so he died in extreme pain for three minutes after the drugs were administered. the story. america is among the top five nations that lead the world in executions but
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a recent lethal injection gone bad the typical execution should take between about six and twelve minutes forty three minutes a van burst winds were close because something was going so wrong is casting a spotlight on the inhumane methods behind capital punishment in the u.s. the american public and the world is getting a close up and personal look at the death penalty as it really operates and what we're seeing is ugly on tuesday oklahoma inmate clinton lockett died a slow and painful death after his lethal injection was administered witnesses say he was with the ring around for forty three minutes telling doctors something's wrong before eventually suffering a massive heart attack lockett began rising from the gurney it's. a port really tried to speak to him like well the first two are inaudible but the third are you could clearly hear it at work and. and it's based on.
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quite a bit of a body shot or because according to reports the three drugs used to kill lockett are not primarily intended as execution drugs and come with a host of warnings about suppressing the respiratory system and causing heart trouble in recent years drug makers mostly in europe have stopped selling their medications to u.s. prisons because they don't want their products being used to kill individuals and as a result states have scrambled to find new suppliers and chemical recipes for executions in many cases officials refuse to disclose what struggles are being used and where they're coming from when the states are refusing to provide this kind of information the tragic results that we saw in oklahoma are what we're going to get in january and ohio inmate took twenty five minutes to die by in. jackson gasping repeatedly as he laid on the stretcher in oklahoma another prisoner complained of
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feeling his whole body burning after being lethally injected the injections by the way are being administered by prison officials not medical professionals and medical community doctors in particular are prohibited by their ethical oath from participating in executions in this way and one of the issues that's come up over and over again is whether the people who are actually administering the drugs in gauging the executions have the training and and experience to do this in a way that is consistent with our constitution oklahoma has granted a two we call to all executions but in many other states critics say experiments on death row inmates will carry on marina port r.t. new york currently a competent punishment is legal in terms of so us states the most common method of execution is lethal injection but electrocution and the gas chamber firing squad i'm hanging out in some places
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a recent study suggests that about one in twenty five prisoners on death row could actually be innocent and they munching on to a magazine which reports on criminal justice says that should be more transparency around executions. there's no question that bad things are happening or resulting from the use of these new and largely untested drugs that the government is not providing information on where they got them or in some cases what the drugs are the state purports that it is executing people on behalf of the public to keep the public safe as part of the the public criminal justice system and so on if that's the case then the public has a right to know what is going on during that process so what drugs they're using and what the effects of those drugs are and where those drugs came from the notion that our government can execute people basically in secret using drugs that they're not disclosing where they got them from or what the drugs are is a great immoral issue. a petition
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for. ten thousand people signed a document calling on the u.k. government to criminalize attempts to silence whistle blowers. and ukrainian security forces a save the country's interim president admitted he's unable to quell the rest plaguing the southeast regions. the. economic downturn in the final. days the longer the deal and the rest the. case he will be every week told me.
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the wonderful moment to watch the news all the face i've been trying to evoke. the pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today i roll researcher. lisa tried to. pull out of. water. was sure everybody.
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oh well. my. wife would have. to eat. sometimes for nothing. this season and it's. not just the story you'll be shocked if you see the stage eight looking that's what's the deal was that. i sometimes wonder if the west considers itself to be be only when the cold war is weakened by the perception of its own might i mean has there was grown soo self-confidence to selfrighteous if you want to direct one accusation against the
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west with regard to ukraine i think it is that the west overlooks russia's very strong interest in ukraine as as we became involved and push for a more openness in democracy and we need to be very conscious of russia's very close involvement with ukraine going forward and finding a solution for ukraine. you're watching outing to national is good to have you with. ukraine must was draw is troops from its southeast regions and start a nationwide dialogue that's the view of russia's president vladimir putin discussed the ongoing ukrainian crisis over the phone with the german chancellor angela merkel has requested russia's help in efforts to the release the. observers
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who are being detained in eastern ukraine meanwhile ukraine's state security and special forces have held military drills in the capital under the cover of night armored vehicles were seen passing through the streets of kiev armed men were reportedly spotted entering the parliament building but despite this the country's defense ministry deny is the government took part in any operation this comes after ukraine's interim prime minister admitted the government is unable to hold the rest that's been overwhelming in the country's southeast and government buildings in more than a dozen cities there remain under the control of pro autonomy actually bit off policy eight hundred restive region for. more and more local administration buildings and police stations in the south and east of the country are being taken over the city of gloucester where i am is just the latest what's strange is that people walk past these barricades without even costing them a second glance. many residents of the city do not consider the government in
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kiev to be illegitimate so to avoid provocations from those authorities and from the army the self-defense forces of the net screeching have taken over the city administration the situation is calm early on wednesday morning masterman took over the local administration building there was no violence and it's business as usual meanwhile the police station remains in the hands of federalization supporters it was taken over on april the fourteenth. we're now getting to the guards where the same has happened passing through a number of both civilization checkpoints along the way. and here an hour's drive from go aloft is the city of lugansk wipro autonomy advocates have taken over the government building as well as you can see there are bags of sand there are tires all the windows on the first floor of the building have been smashed and they have been reinforced with furniture sandbags and mattresses to try and defend the
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building against any possible attack by the ukrainian army the chief of staff of the ukrainian army is reportedly in the city talking to the governor universities are closed all students have been saying tome at the same time there are rumors that the right sector could be making its way here the city of lugansk it seems is preparing for clashes meanwhile in the square opposite this administration building the ukrainian flag has been lowered we're now crossing the taliban about forty kilometers away. question that they too are going to take over the local administration building. heading back to two minutes away waiting on the set of the local government cell want to see just a few. meanwhile u.s. congressmen are trying to reinvigorate the forces of voices rather for global information will following the events in ukraine that pushing through red bell that
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was see all federally funded organizations like rice in america get fully in line with policy washington and we've spoken to janice chinee mcgrath his fee is this is part of a wiring trend i think the u.s. public broadcasters the so-called independent media in the united states is no such thing in the v.o.a. case you know it's it's taking something that's already known it's already a fact that they're going to sing the praises of whatever administration in power but you know it's going to make it an official policy now i guess at this point i think the real coverup for the real story is how much of the establishment media in the united states right six or seven corporations that control ninety plus percent of the information that's disseminated to the people this country how much of that is being influenced by this government you know to think that none of it is is absolutely ludicrous in my estimation is quite a bit of that is all about toeing the party line you might have a little division here and there just so you can maintain the illusion of red team
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versus blue team but in reality it's always we're going to support the war we're going to support the next destabilization effort we're going to support the rhetoric that's coming out of the west inside ukraine crimea. and in our website it's deadly drug resistance of the bones and now a grain reality and according to the latest world health organization report that means common untradeable infections come in once again until i find out more as hospital. and also it's revealed as the last one cuban twitter was sorting out users about their political beliefs for monday's candlelit social network visit r.c. dot com. right to see. her story. and i think the show. on our reporters would.
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be. supporters of the whistleblowing movement have come to ten downing street with a petition hand demanding protection for those who shed light on government and corporate wrongdoing. they go to the government officials to report corruption and they get the door slammed in their face the documents signed by ten thousand people called on the u.k. government to make victimized ational whistleblowers a crime the accident say alleged wrongdoing is must be subject to discourage any and stead of both to bring attention to their misdeeds and wendy anderson is one of those went to downing street and she told r.t. why a whistleblower is need support. i was the whistle blow for the biggest disaster in south african history and i blew the whistle on the sense within
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a listed company in south africa of the list of company was on the johannesburg stock exchange and as the group treasurer i discovered the removal of stakeholders funds. and that required me to to find my voice to speak out against it. and in so doing my life changed irrevocably they often whether it actually goes into the shredder all the compost pile we're not one hundred percent certain but the but the exciting thing about this and the thing that we need to hang our heads of hope on is that it's opened a conversation it's coming from the perspective of the whistleblower who often victimized most often victimized and as a result of the effort to my zation it prevents the other people from speaking out in future iraqis have voted in the first parliamentary poll since
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there was draw of american troops to and a half years ago but the elections were marred by bloodshed. bookout across iraq that's despite tight security with hundreds of thousands of soldiers deployed to try and prevent attacks at polling stations by daddles and logged on for the vote with vehicles banned from moving around the campus holds the results of the ballots well they were nice later this month and we asked political risk expert. for his predictions on the outcome. violence of course is the very much a part of the landscape throughout iraq and it's only natural that there would be a very violent outcome from this election the violence is the worst it's been since two thousand and seven there were more than two thousand deaths just in the first quarter of two thousand and fourteen it's spiraling out of control it's the worst that it's been since america and the coalition forces left iraq i don't see how
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it's going to get any better unless there were. some reason to believe that there was a fundamental shift in how power trajectory in iraq i don't see any happy ending i. swear on the wall the sound at least nineteen people including ten children were killed in the syrian city of aleppo after a barrel bombs hit an elementary school that asks of us have reported rebel forces posted an unverified lazio online that claims to show the government was behind the times see where i'm going civil war has claimed the lives of over one hundred fifty thousand people and displays millions. several hundred people most of them women marched in nigeria's capital demanding the government and military rescue mode and two hundred abducted schoolgirls they were kidnapped military weeks ago when armed militants raided a school in the northeast of the country this reporter is the girls are being
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forced to marry that islamic extremist a doctor i. flooding in the southeast of america is being blind causing an explosion at a jail in florida and we will be back from the local radio station k.y. wind up. the city experienced by two feet of rain over the course of the last thirty six hours and even in the vicinity of the jail there was massive flooding and this is undermined a lot of the road to a lot of the utilities and i think the main suspicion we've gotten the explosion at the central intake to soroti at the kelly jail is that somehow or another a gas line was broken and the result was that there was a natural gas explosion at the central intake the soviet jail there were about six hundred people at the facility at the time and two fatalities about one hundred injuries that have been taken to various hospitals in the area. coming up next
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oksana boyko hears from the u.k.'s mombassa to russia about his best backs on the latest goings on in ukraine don't miss that front and some frank discussion and was upon him what. exactly what happened that day i don't know but a woman got killed. here's lakers when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results to get innocent people to confess to police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation
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why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were off taking they could do what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. he'd. want. to keep warm it's probably the most complex and difficult human activity. after two o'clock o'clock in the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. just killed
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a bunch of people in the family don't know something up though. please there are a few people. reading. this somebody shoots my brother in the leg not intentional because of it because it was night time or in the morning even the best even the best. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of brotherhood order. and camaraderie and this said it was in this context that has absolutely no place. oh no welcome to worlds apart rationality and russia seem mutually exclusive in
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western political discourse these days it was doesn't talk to russia it either yells or threatens why is the printing process so fraught with emotions and so void of basic pattern matches and i want to discuss that i'm now i'm joined by certainly brenton who served as the you can bastard to russia from two thousand and four to two thousand and eight so tony thank you very much for being on the show that's a pleasure now just before leaving moscow in two thousand and eight you gave an extensive interview to the daily mail in we hear war and all of an app server in and to russia and the west and an increasing and to western sentiment here in russia and you actually just sat back down that there was quote a real danger of political confrontations of one sort or another and it looks like you were spot on back to them weren't you yes unfortunately we have seen well we see now of course in the case of ukraine a very serious physical confrontation i'm very sad about it but that's the reality now back down you called on all parties to resolve all those serious disagreements
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in an atom. fear which recognizes the shared interests that both russia and the west have i wonder if there is anything left of those share the interest that you saw back then oh no there are still very real shared interests i mean trade between russia and the west has gone up steadily investment in both directions has gone up steadily travel has gone in both directions has gone up steadily so there are lots of actually growing links between the two sides but at the political level the disagreements of if anything got sharper over the period now one more shared interest that are heard you quoting is in seeing ukraine as a prosperous and peaceful nation that has links with both russia and the west and i wonder even given the hard headedness of the western position over ukraine if there is still any room for a compromise with russia because it seems to me that you know for all these very aggressive political rhetoric that we see coming out of washington and sometimes
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brussels any sort of compromise with russia or putin would be seen as a political defeat in the west well i wouldn't put it quite like that i mean i very much hope that we can find our way to a political compromise i wouldn't say that the west has become it all the blunders in this area i mean russia's. reunification with crimea for example was seen by the west as a land grab as the first one in europe since one thousand nine hundred five and the west had to respond which is dumb through sanctions at this moment after the agreement in geneva a few days ago russia is still not calling on the separatists in eastern ukraine to withdraw from the buildings of occupied so there are faults on both sides but finally you're only going to be able to find our way to a as i say a prosperous democratic ukraine which links with links with russia but also links with the west if both russia and the west cooperate to produce that result but i think the jury's still out on how much direct influence the russian authorities
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have over. people in in is the new crane now while staying on the subject i think we can all agree that both russia and the west have long tried to influence the mastic politics of ukraine but i would argue that up until a certain point there was this set of unspoken rules of how to go about it and from the moscow point of view that those rules were broken in in winter or early spring spring when the west decided to give green light he knew what russia sees as illegitimate tactics for example the kutai and hands there was this move by russia you reunited with with crimea i wonder if strategy wise you believe that the west could have dealt any differently in a single side as i said a great mistakes i think we were incautious in the way we we backed the made on demonstrators at a time when there was a lot of instability in ukraine that there is no doubt that the government was very
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brutal in dealing with those demonstrators and created an occasion where became quite impossible for what you describe is the creator what we would describe as the legitimate overthrow of the article which regime to take place we are where we are now we have a ukrainian government in kiev supported by the iranian parliament so that's the nearest we have to a legitimate countrywide ukrainian authorities we have to work with that we have to work in particular towards presidential elections which i think is slated for may twenty fifth which will then produce a genuinely democratic government in ukraine which i hope both sides will be able to work i heard you say and some other former diplomats and analysts say that russia is a country with a wounded pride and that at least partially could explain russia's actions in ukraine and its attempts to reassert itself in relations with europe but i wonder
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what is driving europe hardheadedness on this issue because. admittedly there is not much appetite in the european union of seeing ukraine as one of its members at least in in the near future and yet the european union fought tooth and nail for this association agreement what happened to western pragmatism the european union has traditionally been a very open organization and very keen to have good warm neighborly relations with its neighbors ukraine is one of its neighbors and is very keen to establish good economic links in the association agreement would be a step towards that and to help ukraine to develop in a prosperous and democratic way and there was not any threat to russia i think the european governments were insufficiently attentive to russian sensitivity about ukraine because of course russia and ukraine or very close countries that's part of the background to the problem but the russian see that europe is somehow going to take over ukraine is exaggerated it cannot happen because ukraine has such close
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links with russia the solution is for europe and russia to work together to help ukraine to get over its present problems and to develop properly but ambassador brandon i think it's fair it would be fair to say that part of russia sensitivities about this whole issue has to do not so much with the european union but rather with nato and the possibility of seeing nato ships being permanently docked in crimea now you mentioned that ukraine was a member or rather a neighbor of the european union but so is russia so theoretically speaking in the european union it would also want to have a productive and friendly relations with russia and yet those relationships arguably not the friendliest of all but still workable was sacrificed for the sake of ukraine and in this whole controversy i wonder if it really reflects the value
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of ukraine as a country for the european union or. rather whether it reflects maybe some old rivalries in with russia do you think this whole crisis is at least partially related to the animosity that you pointed out five years ago existed in relation to russia i think there is in both sides memories in the russian memory and in the european union's memory there is something of the cold war still remembered on both sides and that's a pity because that immensely complicates the present situation and somehow the present leaders on both sides have to overcome those memories and find a way to work together because as i say we're not going to get the prosperous democratic ukraine that we all want while the european union on the one hand the west if you like and russia look ahead over it both sides have a lot of influence have a lot of interests and working together they could help ukraine develop in a way which at the moment is looking very very difficult now speaking about wounded
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pride other sensitivities in one of your speeches i heard you say that it doesn't help to tell the russians through a megaphone how they ought to be behaving and that the quieter more diplomatic style of negotiations was far more efficient with the russians because it was perceived as a very respectful and was more conducive to cooperative mood now if we look at some of the communication a gander some of the statements coming out particularly washington sometimes the they're perceived as borderline offensive for example the spokeswoman for the u.s. state department described some of the russian actions as ludicrous her boss secretary kerry described russia's position in ukraine as absurd i wonder if these type of very aggressive and at times offensive language is a new diplomatic norm and if so is it likely to work with the russians who i certainly hope it's not going to come a new diplomatic norm i agree with you it's unhelpful and i think
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a lot of the rhetoric that's gone into this particular as you say from washing. has not helped the two sides to find agreement and i know russia obviously having lived there for quite a long time your russia is a proud sensitive country and i think an approach which concentrated more on quiet discussions with russia finding areas of cooperation might have been more successful that became much more difficult however for western politicians after the annexation of the crimea because at that point western politicians to have to demonstrate to their populations that they're being strong in the face of what the what has been seen here as a real threat to the political order in europe and in order to seem strong they have to be very firm in what they say to russia so the problem again is to some extent on both sides now speaking about putin whose name i mentioned earlier you've been quite open about describing him as a challenging partner for the west but i think you also admitted that he was
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a successful president for russia in defending russia's national interest is putin still somebody that the that the west can reason with well i mean i met him obviously quite a lot when i was ambassador and he he's of his he's a strong president of russia obviously. i think he's right to believe that he speaks for the russian people but he's a he's a pragmatic man who can negotiate and can adapt to the situations and i suspect that with regard to ukraine now that the crimea issue in his mind is settled will it's not of course there are ways forward where he could find agreement with president obama with other western leaders now and very quickly after it is being argued that president putin may benefit from presenting the west as an enemy of russia even though i personally disagree with that but i wonder if there are forces in the west who may benefit from antagonizing russia when you said five years ago that there was this upsurge of and to russian ism in the west do you believe that
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to be happenstance or rather a coordinated. policy no with that sort of policy i'm sure russian this isn't a policy in the west the west has worked quite hard to establish areas of cooperation with russia but there have been major breakdowns and ukraine is exactly that a major break and we need to get over that break down and find ways of concentrating on the areas where russia and the west can cooperate there tony we have to take a very short break now but when we come back ambassador brandon had a pretty rocky relationship with the kremlin during his time here so why is he now embraced as a voice of reason here in russia that's coming up in a few moments here on well the part. economics right.
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it's not just steve. jobs if you see. it to be. each other. welcome back to worlds apart the real discussing the tiniest relationship between russia and the west started tony brenton the former you can bastard to moscow and bust the brand in hindsight the u.k. russia relationship during your tenure as ambassador i thought provided a very interesting sneak peek into the current the broader relationship between russia and the west because they were off to a very good started back in two thousand and four but it all went downhill from from that point starting with this bias scandal than the motor flips been and the
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controversy surrounding. the british council and i wonder what do you think were the main factors that caused that relationship to deteriorate so quickly because i believe of the end of here tenure it was essentially the foreign minister of russia which politely asked you to go well no he didn't ask me to go by i came to by the end of the end of my posting there but. yes it was very bad and a lot of things went wrong. we in the u.k. gave political asylum to boris berezovsky which caused a lot of anger in the in the in the russian government and i think various of the things that happened after that were a consequence of our inability to extradite mr berezovsky livy danko case was an appalling example of probably the russian state killing a british citizen in london and we had to react strongly even just you just made a very strong claim but had that been proven by your own country is another nuclear
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event there isn't. the evidence was very strong strong enough for us to decide to put various questions to the russian authorities to which we never received satisfactory answers and therefore to us if it ting various russian diplomats from from from london and various other sanctions that we took at the time the point being to demonstrate that there are costs to the sort of behavior and actually there's not been any recurrence since but it's a very bad moment and it happened while i was ambassador my job was to speak up for my country and what i had to say did not go down very well in russia so it's very bad moment but since then up until the current ukrainian crisis i think things have been on an upward gradient the trade as i say investment all of that is going on we are at the moment in the middle of a u.k. russian cultural year which is which has been very strong i think on both sides i went last week to russian language production of plays in london which is
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a sign of our closeness in those sorts of areas so up until ukraine crisis things seem to be improving and it's a matter of personal sadness to me now that because of the ukraine crisis things are no doubt going to get worse again better brands and let me pick up on that cultural point that we just had because despite the fact that the u.k. russian relationship deteriorated significantly during your stint as ambassador i think there are a lot of people here in moscow who remember you quite fondly precisely for the style of your ambassadorship and the fact that you even developed this spirit talk that you gave around russia you tried to engage with the russian people in all sorts of non political ways you were even published i think you were the only british ambassador to be published in a literary magazine here in russia so that's quite an achievement i wonder if you think that this cut style of cultural diplomacy still has any chance in relations between russia and the west obviously it's not it's only
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a small part of the relationship but. one of the reasons i love russia is because of your attachment to your very rich culture and i i love your culture and i'm very keen that we in the u.k. benefit from it which is why i did various things that i did and it is a very good way to establish bonds between our two peoples even when there are the sort of political difficulties which i experienced and which which we are experiencing now a massive burns and you just mentioned your love for the russian culture and obviously there are a lot of russians who have very deep love for the british culture and in general western culture you mentioned that this year has been declared the year of the british culture in russia and most of the events in fact all of the the events have already been sold out months in advance and i would like to ask you how do you really reconcile these very significant very genuine interest that the russians have in the british and western culture with the very strong support of the russian people have for putin's idea of preserving russia's cultural and especially
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political autonomy. pigeons idea i mean you russians are very proud of your culture i don't try to be and to presenting it well widely but as you know russian culture contains large doses of western culture check your favorite author or shakespeare to give a very small example those sorts of links helped to build stronger international links in other ways and i very much hope to see that develop between britain and russia well i guess the point of my question was that. in the west russia is also often pretty presented as a backward looking country a country that wants to go back into the dark days of the soviet union and yet many russians a very western looking in terms of their cultural outlook they they don't want to be confined to that old soviet empire and i wonder why is it's a difficult for people in the west understand that russia can be a member of the international community a member of europe and still try and preserving its. pendants in terms of
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geopolitics i think your question is mistaken actually i think russia is seen in the west in general as a country which is in many ways different from us is very special but also very much part of the european group of nations very much part of our history and part of our current experience the problems are political i firstly russian democracy is least from the western point of view seen as very imperfect and secondly to repeat something i said earlier the russian seizure of crimea is really quite unprecedented in modern european history and has revived an image of an aggressive imperialist russia which i think is false but has revived that image and therefore has created fears in the west which we're all going to have to work very hard to dumb down again i'm better brendan he just mentioned the perception that russian democracy is imperfect and i am i wonder what kind of avid and there is in
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the west four sides claim because as far as i'm concerned and i'm western educated you know the number of volunteering organizations here in russia isn't the increased people are increasingly taking part in the running of their societies of course russian democracy is not perfect but compared to you know the early two thousand when you were there here i think there is there are quite a big step in terms of fostering the civil society in this country one western diplomats western politicians accuse russia of backtracking on democracy what do they actually have in mind oh there's lots of evidence and i knew these people when when i was there or of opposition leaders having trouble getting their names onto the ballot on the ballots in elections or imperfect counting of the ballots in elections in this very strong statistical evidence of a lot of elections being manipulated i agree with you that civil society is strong in russia and is getting stronger but we have seen you. seen over the last few
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months and years increasing controls on the internet increasing controls on the press the closure or the impending closure of doj to t.v. for example changing control over your big website would contact the evidence there of growing state control of the russians of russia's civic space is available for everybody to see and it's very regrettable well i actually back to disagree with you about the evidence for everybody to see because they don't challenge you just mentioned is still operating their number of opposition minded ready to stations here in russia there are absolutely no censorship of the internet in russia even though it's true that the state has moved to introduce laws that would for example limit hate speech should be propaganda of terrorism on the internet but it could be argued that similar measures have been taken in the western countries as well your rights. we don't know what controls we have on the internet here but they're very
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very limited but the picture nevertheless of growing control i agree with you that there is a lot of freedom still in the press in russia although noticeably not on russian state t.v. for example and as i say control on the internet and other things which were very very limited when mr mediated for example was by this president have been stepped up a notch and i very much hope that that phenomenon will go away and that old freedoms will be reestablished but at the over the last couple of years since the big demonstrations in two thousand and eleven two thousand and twelve the tendency has been the wrong way i guess if it is the way it is seen from london bridge man may not not necessarily correspond to the realities on the ground but let's let's move to another subject you mentioned earlier that russians have long argued that they've been part of europe and i think most recently europe as a cultural political and economic activity has been losing some of its appeal not
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only in the eyes of russians but all. so in the eyes of many british people as well as in the eyes of many europeans and i wonder if this recent crisis over ukraine and how hard the european union fought for these association agreement has anything to do with the disappointment with the european unity isn't this ultimately an effort to show the euro skeptics that there are still people who would literally die to be associated with the european union no no no the european union like that the european union isn't serious military or political force in that sense the european union as i said earlier is keen to have good neighbors ship with all its neighbors including russia and tries to arrange economic agreements and cultural agreements and all of that to foster those good good relationships. it is run into a real difficulty that the background to the crisis in ukraine is precisely that ukrainian government which wanted to sign the association agreement with. the
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european union ran into real difficulties with russia on that point and that led to the demonstrations on the may down the fall of the satanic overture and everything that has followed the european union is very keen to resume strong strengthen relations with with ukraine immediately and once we were over the immediate crisis hopefully we can get back to strengthening relations with russia as well now there is this phrase in english what doesn't kill you make it makes you stronger and i think you would agree with me that the collapse of the soviet union was almost a near death experience for many russians and for all the newer imperialist talk i think that made russia a humble nation russia realized its limitations but i sometimes wonder if the west which considers itself to be the only winner of the cold war. is weakened by the perception of its own might i mean has there was grown too self confident and too
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self-righteous to the. point when these self-righteousness is coming back to bite you which happened in the case of afghanistan in the case of libya in which may happen in the case of ukraine i think i mean the way we're overseed the west has been the dominant force in world politics since the end of the cold war and has used its influence i think for the right reasons which is to foster and promote democracy human rights the rule of law all of those good things and has occasionally in trying to do those things overreach you cite libya or you people talk about iraq all of iraq is much more democratic than it was before the fall of saddam hussein. i think the west has obviously made some mistakes in pursuing those those values and i think the west has probably not taken russia's interests sufficiently seriously i mean if you want to direct one accusation against the west with regard to ukraine i think it is that the west rather overlooks russia's very
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strong interest in ukraine as as we became involved in the meda and push for a more openness and democracy there and we need to be very conscious of russia's very close involvement with ukraine going forward and finding a solution for ukraine well you just mentioned the west overlooking a russia sensitivities but isn't this actually a trance in the west overlooking some of the very crucial aspects of when it tries to intervene in other countries to build democracy because i wonder if you can cite any successful example of the western gauge went with that specific reason of you know fostering the rule of law fostering the democracy what is one single country where these projects succeeded well like all of central europe for example poland hungary the czech republic latvia lithuania estonia there are dozens of them have ever been joined the european union on their own volition you didn't have to intervene in their reach i would argue what is happening in ukraine and what
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happened in some of. countries mentioned earlier no but the point is that because membership of the european union was open to these countries what could have been a very deep crisis in central europe after the fall of communism in fact was kept under control and directed towards those countries moving towards democratic values and market economy and greater prosperity and that has been extremely successful arguably the single most successful act foreign policy act of the european union since it was founded but isn't that also the fact that many europeans have been disappointed with the way this european dream has been are realized i mean the greeks this barrier it's the talents and isn't this actually a big disingenuous on the part of the european union to continue fostering this very elusive european dream and the ukrainians while the european union has no intention of actually accepting this country and giving and delivering everything that it promised to everything that was delivered to the poles and there were three
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means and other people that you mentioned i think the question of ukraine joining the european union is a very very long way off ukraine is a fundamentally unreformed economy with huge economic and political problems so that's not an issue for now but it is striking our countries who don't look as if their candidates become candidates as they evolve politically and economically so i wouldn't write off the ukraine becoming a member of the european union but it is a very very long way off well ambassador brenton we have to leave it there i really appreciate you being on the show and to our viewers please keep the conversation going on on twitter you tube and facebook pages and i hope to see you again same place same time here on worlds apart.
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up to. fifty. thousands of anti-government protesters stormed the prosecutor's office in ukraine's eastern half of the donetsk police respond with tear gas these are live pictures from the scene for you. a little cocktail clouds of tear gas and ransacked the streets this is may day in downtown a stumble in full swing. and those police take on marchers seeking to defy a ban on demonstrations of the famous taksim square crew gets caught in the crossfire.
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hello and welcome to r.t. international and we're starting with breaking news this hour may day celebrations have turned violent in don't ask in eastern ukraine that's where thousands strong choir of anti-government activists tried to storm the regional prosecutor's office clashes erupted after police reportedly fired tear gas at the enraged more local media said gunshots were heard of the scene one of ukraine's largest industrial hubs donetsk has been the epicenter of the popular unrest that's washed over the country's southeast people there have been defying big appointed government and demanding a referendum to split from kia we're bringing you more details on this just played from as we get it on the. also
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istanbul has become the scene of ongoing street so police have had time to made a march was tear gas and water cannon as try to get to the famous taksim square in defiance of a government ban on demonstrations protesters hold molotov cocktails and fireworks and forces a response authorities have called the square but the situation remains. with a have a police presence on the streets our father. seen the top and one. zero . zero zero zero zero. zero zero. zero. zero zero zero zero. zero zero zero zero.
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zero. zero zero zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero plus reporting from the halls of the action in istanbul you can follow her twitter feed with one of her latest posts a shop owners and local residents are in the trees assessing the damage and despair summer will be uploading movie deals and pictures of the chaotic scenes that i'm posting regular updates. other may day rallies against cancer poverty and unemployment are being held across the globe including athens in acosta reports from the greek count us home. where you still was one of the countries that
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was worst hit for the euro zone's that crisis here what would we have thousands of people who have gathered in the central bank runs on scene from us where the country's major private and public sector unions are all in demonstrations and strikes across the country the country still stuck in a recession with unemployment right there it's one to seven percent people are fed up and in some cases that's words nothing has changed it's happening all over again . the workers are still trying but so far nothing has been achieved this year it's more important than ever to celebrate may day so we can change what's going on across europe it's not just for greece it's a europe wide problem this is the worst was over the year and this year's what's happened elsewhere in europe as it marches made those shorter and what we are all of our environment. here in bell in the may day demonstrations got underway a day earlier with a service station taking place on wednesday evening by a group of m t capitalist organizations now a long time ago the man referred to his city is poor but sexy but as far as these
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people are concerned there's nothing sexy when you're just poor one impressive turnout here for london's i knew well may day march this is of course a tradition that's taking place but over a hundred and thirty years we have the trade unions out in full force lexing my muscles talking about better working conditions and protesting against job cuts which is of course very relevant the capital is fresh out of a two day choop strike there's one planned for next week and we've got representatives of the five unions of to transport unions who are course honoring their former general secretary for close who died just a couple of months ago now with lots of calls from all the various treaties that it gathered here to put an end to government spending cuts now the government has the recent months spoken. about emerging from an economic recession and talking about
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an economic recovery but that he isn't reflected in the ban is that we are seeing today now this big push section is making its way through central london to trafalgar square where everybody will meet for a lot of the rally and all the great job that head attention is the student campaigning and he will campaign and. all the trade will get to have that say stay with us for the update. until breaking news story announcing her national may day celebrations have turned violent and donetsk in eastern ukraine that's where a thousand strong cloud of anti-government activists try to storm the original prosecutor's office and with go all his policy and now on the line from donetsk that paula so what's going on that way you are. contending in the country the fuck feature called for it we think it's stripping the sound off i'm. making it trying
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to keep. the white girl alive like we could. bring some of the people what you come out the last twenty minutes out of the pearl harbor being shocking going back to people trying to talk to people trying to pay. for school when bird could go off everywhere fire. but all the. more and more people so it's. up to us to a peaceful march to the local committee suffered what's going on. on the spot n.p.p. have been boxed prepared for the competition among the fighting obviously does not mean some people thought screaming shopping he got off trying to control. extremely volatile. from
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a company trying to push their way into the group in. a live from donetsk paula thank you very much indeed we'll be talking to you later of calls and will be closely following the violence in ukraine and amazingly rallies around the world bring you live updates and expert opinion all here on our senior national. abortion state execution and the. have left a can call a column vector rather live in agony before dying of a heart attack the horrific death has spurred calls for a moratorium on capital punishment it normally takes an average of six minutes for a prisoner to die off so they receive a lethal injection but for clayton lockett it took seven times as long he died in extreme pain forty three minutes after the drugs were administered. has more on the
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story. america is among the top five nations that lead the world in executions but a recent lethal injection gone bad the typical execution should take between about six and twelve minutes forty three minutes of being burst winds were close because something was going so wrong is casting a spotlight on the inhumane methods behind capital punishment in the us the american public and the world is getting a close up and personal look at the death penalty as it really operates and what we're seeing is ugly on tuesday oklahoma inmate clinton lockett died a slow and painful death after his lethal injection was administered witnesses say he was with the ring around for forty three minutes telling doctors something's wrong before eventually suffering a massive heart attack lockett began rising from the gurney it's head and there's. really tried to speak to him like well the first two are inaudible but the birds
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are you could clearly hear it works. and it's based. on quite a bit of a current body shuttered because according to reports the three drugs used to kill lockett are not primarily intended as execution drugs and come with a host of warnings about suppressing the respiratory system and causing heart trouble in recent years drug makers mostly in europe have stopped selling their medications to u.s. prisons because they don't want their products being used to kill individuals and as a result states have scrambled to find new suppliers and chemical recipes for executions in many cases officials refuse to disclose what struggles are being used and where they're coming from when the states are refusing to provide this kind of information the tragic results that we saw in oklahoma are what we're going to get in january and ohio inmate took twenty five minutes to die by in. jackson gasping
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repeatedly as he laid on the stretcher in oklahoma another prisoner complained of feeling his whole body burning after being lethally injected the injections by the way are being administered by prison officials not medical professionals and medical community doctors in particular are prohibited by their ethical olds from participating in executions in this way and one of the issues that's come up over and over again is whether the people who are actually administering the drugs that engage in the executions have the training and and experience to do this in a way that is consistent with our constitution oklahoma has granted a two we call to all executions but in many other states critics say experiments on death row inmates will carry on marina port naya r.t. new york currently a competent punishment as legal inside to us saves the most common method of execution is
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a lethal injection but electrocution the gas chamber firing squad on hung us to a lot in some places a recent study suggested about one in fifty in twenty five prisoners rather on death row could actually be innocent under the managing editor of a magazine which reports on criminal justice says there should be more transparency around executions. there's no question that bad things are happening or resulting from the use of these new and largely untested drugs that the government is not providing information on where they got them or in some cases what the drugs are the state purports that it is executing people on behalf of the public to keep the public safe as part of the the public criminal justice system and so on if that's the case then the public has a right to know what is going on during that process so what drugs they are using and what the effects of those strokes are and where those drugs came from the notion that our government can execute people basically in secret using drugs that
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they're not disclosing where they got them from or what the drugs are is a great immoral issue. funks hell breaking news story on c m a's a celebrations have turned violent and doni and going to eastern ukraine that's where a thousand strong crowd of on to government accidents have stormed the regional prosecutor's office these are live pictures you're watching right now from donetsk because as a ruptured up to police reportedly fired tear gas at the end raged mold local media said gunshots were heard at the scene and our correspondent told us earlier that some of the police have laid down their arms and some were leaving the scene one of the ukraine's largest industrial donetsk has been the epicenter a little pillow unrest that's washed over the country's southeast people that have been defying the appointed government and demanding a referendum to split from the cape there and we'll bring you more details on this escalation of. pictures from ukraine from.
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right to see it's sixty. first street. and i think you're. on our resources. there. now about how breaking news story on our see may day celebrations have turned violent and on and skin east in the ukraine that's where a sow's and strong crowd of anti-government activists tried to storm the regional prosecutor's authors and we've got paul is here right now on the line from adani has called the latest paula some horrific pictures we're seeing from that tell us more. thank you for being get right to the future daughter.
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i continue to try literally hundreds of people here and more and more people are going to be arriving there. in the air. and on the ground if. he were choppered about when he. came on the back of hitching age one where the guard are writing that constantly forming that barricade could be ninety. for what it's really not an option for yourself you are going to get you are beaten and if you can't protect the government to control the building they're trying to put that on the rooftop of the second car and. the building constantly told them not to print the people don't think that should be quick enough. you can thing that burka pretty god and they're pretty good for being there because you know we were. purged from. some people being carried out to
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believing that you really do you feel in. return continue for quite some time because russian dreamy the meek and aussies bonus me alive from denny as cupola thank you very much indeed for that which i did and of course what closely following the events in ukraine bring you live updates and acts that opinion here on aussie international u.s. congressmen are trying to reinvigorate the forces for global information volvo laying the events in ukraine that pushing through a bill that will see all federal funded organization is like weiss of america get fully in line with policy in washington and i was spoken to john is chinaman gratz hafey is this is part of a roaring trend think the u.s. public broadcasters the so-called independent media in the united states is no such thing in the v.o.a. case you know it's it's taking something that's already known it's already
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a fact that they're going to sing the praises of whatever administration in power but you know it's going to make it an official policy you know i guess at this point i think the real coverup of the real story is how much of the establishment media in the united states right six or seven corporations that control ninety plus percent of the information it's disseminated to the people this country how much of that is being influenced by this government you know to think that none of it is is absolutely ludicrous in my estimation is quite a bit of that is all about toeing the party line you might have a little division here and there just so you can maintain the illusion of red team versus blue team but in reality it's always we're going to support the war we're going to support the next destabilization effort we're going to support the rhetoric that's coming out of the west inside ukraine crimea. was counting is underway after iraq's finest parliamentary poll says there was draw of american troops in twenty eleven but the elections were marred by bloodshed with at least fourteen people killed across the country despite tight security with hundreds of
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thousands of soldiers deployed to try and prevent attacks at polling stations that dad was a knock down for the vote was vehicles buys from moving around the campus so the results of the ballot will be released later this month and we asked the political risk expert daniel van get to his predictions on the outcome violence of course is very much a part of the landscape throughout iraq and it's only natural that there would be a very violent outcome from this election the violence is the worst it's been since two thousand and seven there were more than two thousand deaths just in the first quarter of two thousand and fourteen it's spiraling out of control it's the worst that it's been since american the coalition forces left iraq i don't see how it's going to get any better unless there were. some reason to believe that there was a fundamental shift in how power is trajectory in iraq i don't see any happy ending
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. let's just bring you up to date with the latest now on the developing situation in ukraine and right now where it is a ringing live pictures from the country's east and hub of danny is well within the past hour a thousand strong crowd of anti government exhibit have storms the regional prosecutor's office and you can see protesters that having and as the building and clashes erupted after police reportedly fired tear gas at the enraged more local media said gunshots were heard of the scene our correspondent told us that some of the police have laid down their arms and some are leaving the scene and want to leave cranes. largest industrial hubs donetsk has been the epicenter of the popular unrest that so washed over the country southeast people that have been defying the curfew appointed government and demanding
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a referendum to split from kiev and the latest information that we're getting from donetsk as that protest is raise the donbass of flag over the a building and of course we'll bring you more details on this collation and we'll bring them as soon as we go through. elsewhere around the world this hour at least nineteen people including ten children were killed in the syrian city of aleppo. bombs hit and her mantra school that accidents have reported a rebel forces posted and verified read online that claims to show the government was behind that time see whereas i'm going civil war has claimed the lives of over one hundred fifty thousand people displaced millions. several hundred people most of them women marcion nigeria's council demanding the
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government and military rescued more than two hundred up that it's cold out there were kidnapped nearly two weeks ago when armed boko haram militants raided a school in the northeast of the country its reporters the girls having since to marry that islamic extremist abductors. plotting in the southeast of america is being blamed for causing an explosion at a jail in florida and we also to mark de burgh from local radio station t k one o one what appears to have happened. over the course of the work forty six hours of the sort of the upper drill bit with what it look we're going to guard a lot of but. what do you mean. we're going to be. essential in the story of the child in jail is that somehow or another a gas line was broken. the result was that there was
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a natural gas explosion or intake facility at the jail there were a box six hundred people at the facility at the super power that is about one hundred injuries but it didn't take it to the various hospitals in the area. life and family up close next to means team. members back in the twenty's and thirty's yeah the stock market bubble of the twenty's followed by the bust followed by the depression what's different about this era is that you've got the depression and the stock market bubble happening concurrently simultaneously that's the genius of financial engineering. unfortunately the european union and that's very unwise wants to expand its will still. fall some brussels will still have more and more members they forget that
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it's not only about themselves. the middle east peace process this afternoon news is proud of this tremendous chance to pollute the peaceful dr to chart the best for. what you'd like minister fishermen to. be ready to engage the peace process with. the us the bible we now cross the bridge to gaza to check the guts of a policy. that you know the love that you could see. me with the ninety six voted to recognize israel and sing for you. today and made signs of more or less
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a secret police. presence where demonstrators are feasting. every good evening she this is our team coverage from our from moscow is just after nine pm here and i want to kevin i want to go straight into our breaking news from kiev. hello can you put me on to have a do in my life just find older to be. you know i'm like. no
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you know i don't tell you don't know. the problem we have right now is i have no microphone one second i can see him right now he's just going up the steps behind me. to see if we. are. ok guys you should be able to hear me right now got me hello hello do you hear me. they're not receiving any sound guys. one two and two and two one two. we're getting so we're seeing sound of the same guys. who were i see you. still if you can hear anything ok. you've got you've got it now ok did somebody forget to turn if it. down correspondent
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piece one of the is in kiev right now closely following the events as they are unfolding that so let's now get the latest from the piece that we're seeing people's numbers are swelling behind here what's going on way you find a moment. where we just want to relocate where we're speaking to you from we were all made on square before however i saw we talk about full people reinforcing barricades there stockpiling rocks and other things that could be used as as weapons against against the riot police they getting ready for a possible assault by riot police. barricades there no it's not without. it is a chance that out is going to happen we have been hearing that opposition leaders had issued an ultimatum to the president of ukraine saying that they had twenty four hours in order to gates initiate. elections here and that if he
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didn't do that then they would be moving towards more violent there may be a a lull in the violence right now but that hasn't stopped right. thank you very much. this is mark i'm. breaking you. are
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taken hostage in one of the most schools so i want to go there sure what's the location where you are. downstairs. so you can go there i'll send you all the information and you can read it while you are going. there she is on the way her name is. of course no problem. so if you have any questions. i'm on my way. to. spanish services. twenty five minutes twenty five minutes so.
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i'm not quite sure what i had but it seems to have been three sandwiches which is. hello. ok so i'm going to be. a. good boy scout all right. this was the scene when the police pushed the protesters off the squares any was filming it from the balcony one point he saw like the policeman aiming a gun at him. and kids he just tried to hide and then he heard one of the policemen telling the other policeman don't shoot him he's got the
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camera. so it was pretty intense here just how you can think about being scared you know it when when things happening you just have to saying basically how the thing. how to cover your head in the first place. because everything else is not as important because if he hits you in the head and then you're done for. this. which to be as a shock each. he's putting like a little banner press on the balcony so that the police would not shoot us next time they're charging because you know it's hard to say what rushes through their minds when they're seeing a person with something standing on the balcony like you know they might think it's a sniper or a guy with a grenade launcher something that has the word press it was. it would help us a little bit. for poor lud us fight fund it was
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to get honest it was the most gold listing of it. was what was most gold list thing all right. we stood there watching them throw the ball selves it was told the sun yes. threw molotov cocktails and so they just like it think. it was not. cost effective. i mean it's just it'll be daylight with. this do some of the fine repast people and some of the five rebel kid it's rubber yeah yeah. the so unfair style. of doing a story feature story on quite a sensitive topic here immigration. but far as i understand people. especially for the immigrants themselves and for a lot of other newcomers this is like a taboo subject so it's
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a difficult. we for to do it's going to be difficult to get some interviews done apparently. and we're going to start today a main goal is just to film the street you shots of the city all places where a lot of women were and. my friends german journalist based here told me that the best way to do it is discreetly. not to attract much attention several. street markets where the lots of immigrants going to try to do it just. using my phone. in order not to try things eventually make it seem like i'm a tourist. no i don't want to. you know try to film some something secret business that i just don't want to try any attention. so we're trying to film. one of the districts in various ways the police have been
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coming up to us and asking for some sort of awful documents. they're saying usually groups out of eight people or so and. filming crews out to meet people is less than a beer. so we just moved away to another spot trying to film the street views. kind of weird i think. i'm not really sure why i still get in your pool if you're in paris like we're in north korea you know boys with whom the secret facilities. army bases or whatever so there's always the possibility of either getting beat up beaten up. or arrested. like not even when you're doing anything. none of that happens. this is true that's going to school we're going to go just stay here.
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do speak english. ok perfect we're filming a bunch of reports here in paris where i'm from russia russian t.v. and. we're doing a story about bears and different to the district of the city and also about weight different specters of society and how you know. so if we could do an interview with you well you could tell us about yourself. look pretty terrible actually. which is. ok because we're covering a story that. doesn't really matter i would like property. worth standing outside of a high school and this pink school right here i believe in the public school here
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in moscow but a tenth grader a tenth grader a temporary boy. actually came and shot up the school this morning and it killed the teacher and a security guard injured another one and took twenty four other students hostage and we're just going to go and report on it and that's the theme for people. coming . from all over one hundred one i'm going to have to worry will be in and out of the fast i'm not going to stall this don't worry i know your favorite driver side of where here i swear to you you're welcome my pleasure ok if you're going to get it done with pedro if you turn my life. then. come down i love this place i love it here a movie called. played soldier like there was. no you see. that is a very warm for you have a good. time studying of this.
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ok it's a little too. much of that. actually what happened that day i don't know but a woman killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to confess to police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were often they could get what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no
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evidence of what they did or what they said. the. war is probably the most complex and difficult human activity. all of us are still locked up. in the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. just killed a bunch of people you don't know more than their families there are of us people. reading. this some of them shoots my brother in the leg not intentionally because of it because it was night times four in the morning even the best
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commanders even the mesh soldiers. are going to make mistakes and this is this whole idea of brotherhood and author and camaraderie in this sense it was in this context it has absolutely no place. well it will. be. the face. of pleasure to have you with us here today i'm sure.
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i sometimes wonder if the last considers itself to be the only winner of the cold war is weakened by the perception of its own might i mean has there was a growing sue self-confidence to selfrighteous if you want to direct one accusation against the west with regard to ukraine i think it is that the west. russia has a very strong interest in ukraine as as we became involved and push for a more openness in democracy that we need to be very conscious of russia's very close involvement with ukraine going forward and finding a solution for ukraine. a
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little found one of the characters from the report. once again one woman from africa in the shop. was in paris to tell us about her life and be like you know what's. going on if someone from there it is the truth of the interview which i'm going to use my reporting. so now we film the interview i'm pretty satisfied i think i can use that. no i have to feel. this is the woman our character to do something with this the
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materials or whatever so that we have footage of her in her shop when i go when all the talking about her in the report i'll have something to film to show the audience or while i'm talking about her we have to do pretty much every time we. film characters for the report. what i want. ok and i see. sweet. yes i've got a blanket with. my home os i don't have it. right. then so we just hear it's a project so there there was a good there and. very nice also i think despite the difficulties with filming outside the lake and problems with the police and some of the locals here we
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managed to find a character for what will the story in africa. woman four has been living here for like eighteen years and she works that the schools we spoke about things which i was told before are like like a taboo here anything concerning immigration integration and so on does she did a great job explaining how things are here and what sort of wife she she lives and she's been living i didn't think we'd find someone like that really so we've done one interview with god another into coming. also another. shop owner perhaps or. shop tenant who's also an immigrant. pretty much going to do the same. see who is going to come out of it. and hopefully we'll get some more footage. so we're just going to do the same we're going to just walk in the two of us.
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the teacher is helpless twenty nine or thirty years old to twenty four hostages you say temper a day. we talked to one of the friends of a hospice years we had to say brad that we had to grab another student one police officer how do we have any type of status or pretty about the other police officer nothing. what i understand how can the education minister come out in favor of the conflict the students or teachers i mean clearly had a conflict with a student or teacher but he's under some type of psychiatric evaluation held. down. right now just how many parents not standing up for.
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the. president. what you're hearing actual coming to you live from moscow i'm marina josh welcome to the program teacher and a policeman are dead after a hostage incident at a moscow school the gunman who starred to have been one of the school's straight a students briefly took more than twenty students hostage archies margaret howell is outside of school in the north of the capital with more for us well maybe to tell us what's the feeling on the ground what's the atmosphere there is everyone feeling safe now. well it does appear to be called mail and things have definitely calmed down from earlier this morning where i sat for a while i walked inside earlier on the lovely pop up somewhere and been fired taken by pulls out of his father's. job tell me what's pretty officer killed one teacher
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aged twenty nine to thirty approximately and ensured a third person the security guards currently in hospital even went into a tenth grade class and proceeded to take twenty four other students hostage and the fansub and blackout that's not man made known to man and apparently it's impossible to tell you believe it and i understand you have to care about a lot going on with him but he has been taken into custody that we do know all right well this is very much a developing story here on r.g.p. international the magazine has so much for bringing us the details. though so we may have been directly but not so much to care i thank you for your help you know we're about us one but i like stories like this because i hear it on a limb is really high and it feels good. here in russia something i've noticed you can walk right up to the crime family picnic that. they're charging they're
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charging again at the police as we can see throwing rocks although. i think i would bet. you know you've got a. small budget to guess. that if you look you'll see to try and set up some kind of law. you can see. the ship because at the moment just going backwards and forwards and we've seen right as most of the place down there in a few minutes. the whole sky but if you look at it it's all black with good and tell you it was. peaceful day. which i guess
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we expected. you'd think a lifetime a lot of thoughts all get you ready to take us but it. will stop. the local it's a good. place in the ukrainian capital outsourcing antigovernment a riot has to abandon the barricades that says violence in central kiev rolls into its fourth day running and. is that for us right now i think saying looks like the front line has been shifting that bullshit like now but i didn't hear anyone want to. go to war just minutes ago police made another attempt of course to protest the
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selfish spectrum and i said. it was the right just about the independence set up of the really right i'm going to be where i'm standing right now but then the protests george but this issue of changing every minute more you can put out by people who write it struck me good writing where i'm going to. start with the fact that if i'm all ballbreaker world no. talking. again so that's why she's very much in the book was a little more stable all hours to go over. and she's actually your ships. and we do apologize for some unstable connection but.
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ok though it's a good quick. thinker but. what about the new when you. need this man was kind enough to do we. have to do it quick because we're going to be scaring off his clients so want to do it fast so there's a place that it's. just it's about i would still be evil because i don't think. it was off limits you know. to do. that with a bang good. call from the first lady says thank you. who did another one. i read some more stuff from another one. in three one good the second one today it's all because of. she's doing a great job helping us basically the more ordinary people we speak to the better for this story and it's the better it is the easier it is for me to understand the
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real situation here these are the live parts of the report because the rest are going to be either politicians or experts or vice journalists maybe. this is the real human side because if you. lead from the pilot's take off my voice you know. i won't sell a chance that i will can you tell us now. well things are a little calmer a little calmer drugs of the boys produced literally ten minutes ago this reminds of a child of war situation we saw less than an hour ago the first. basically it was a second attempt during this day that the police tried to push the rioters off the governmental a corner here in central kiev they pushed them off to basically where i'm standing right now literally five meters underneath the position that my vantage point where i'm standing right now set up a better ok then the riot just came back again charging at the police and pushed
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them off the square then in ten minutes ten minutes later the police made another charge at the riot just and again pushed them back and as you can see the situation and again this stalemate so it is very very violent here which seems scuffles we've seen lots of rocks molotov cocktails different type of protocols different type of steel bars and clubs thrown at the police the protesters rushing charging and attacking the policemen. much violence coming from the side of the of the riot police here but definitely the situation has been very very so far we have seen can also hear flash bangs exploding sometimes it's i really hard to say where this all going to go because today is my special occasion of the greats like you need to date and the opposition told on hundreds of thousands to take to the streets for a march and provided the circumstances we're seeing over here right now it's hard
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to say how this march may end up so we are in a hot bed of tension looks like a war zone here in central essentially. absent a stay i say a chess game that. is good. news. stand. by. this story so that you can play. forty minutes without shouting one. remember back in the twenty's and thirty's yeah the stock market bubble of the twenty's followed by the bust followed by the depression what's different about this era is that you've got the depression and the stock market bubble happening
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concurrently simultaneously that's the genius of financial engineering. in the middle east peace talks this afternoon news is proud of this tremendous support the peace process which. is what you like minister benjamin netanyahu. reduced to the peace process with. the us the bible. to go as a check the box of the palestinians for closure as they come out as you can see. with the ninety six votes to recognize israel and thing for you.
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be in the. cells up on to government processed as the only prosecutor's office in ukraine's eastern probably don't yet know raise the plank of the self-proclaimed people's republic of the right. look. for little pulp tales clouds of tear gas on ransacks trades best says may day downtown a stumble in full sway. cut cut. runs us please take on launches seeking to defy a final demonstrations and he stumbles famous taksim square all secret gas called him to crossfire.
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hello and welcome to our international twenty four hour news live from moscow i mean you know thanks for joining us and breaking news this hour on our see the developing situation in ukraine and these are live pictures now from the country's eastern hub of donetsk where within the past hour a thousand strong crowd of anti-government activists has stormed the regional prosecutor's office and you can see protesters there having and of the building and raise the flag of the self-proclaimed donetsk republic earlier clashes erupted after police reportedly fired tear gas inside there where your local media said gunshots were heard of the scene our correspondent told us some of the police have laid down their arms and someone leaving the scene one of the ukraine's largest industrial hobbs' donetsk has been the at the center of the popular unrest that's
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washed over the country southeast people that have been defying the coup appointed a government which they denounced as illegitimate and are demanding a referendum just like from cleo we'll bring you more details on this escalation as we get that later this hour we'll be crossing live to our correspondent at the summit more. on the. so the annual may day rallies are back once again but so is the violence in turkey stumbles become the scene of ongoing street battles police have attacked a may day march with tear gas and water cannon as qualls tried to get to the famous taksim square in defiance of a government ban on developing countries protests held molotov cocktails and i want to use your forces a response which is have blocked off the square but the situation remains tense with a heavy police presence in the streets aussies sour factories of the scene was caught up in the clouds.
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a. little. oh. oh. oh. oh oh mr. wallace he's reporting from the halls will be a stumble and you can follow her twitter feed with one of her latest say and local
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residents out in the streets assessing the damage and dispatch sour will be amplifying all these years and pictures of the chaotic scenes that posting regular day. and the may day rallies against concert hall which he and unemployment are being held across the globe including athens. from the greek capital. brisco was one of the countries that was forced paid for the euro zone's that crisis here we have thousands of people have gathered in the center all my friends on seeing them us where the country's major private and public sector unions are all in demonstrations and strikes against the country's stuck in a recession the no one writes the leads one to seven will set people off and in some cases that's where. nothing has changed it's happening all over again. so why is it still trying but so far nothing has been achieved this year it's more
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important than ever to celebrate may day so we can change what's going on across europe it's not just for greece it's a europe wide problem this is what happened here and this year's what's happened elsewhere in europe as at march in may they showed him what we are all of our environment. here in berlin they made a demonstration has got underway a day earlier with a service station taking place on wednesday evening by a group of anti capitalist organizations a long time ago the marrable in referred to his city is poor but sexy but as far as these people are concerned there's nothing sexy when you're just poor. i must say what's happening in london now where our correspondent tony boyko has been following the may day launch hi there paula very nice to see you so how on londoners knocking this big day how are they celebrating. the group's. oh. well we're coming to you from a very wet trafalgar square in london but as you can see that hasn't dampened the
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mood one bit there's been a very impressive turnout for this year's annual may day rally it's an event that traditionally draws in a wide variety of different groups the trade unions are of course at the forefront of this rally but we've also seen a lot of students a lot of pensioners a lot of anti cuts antiwar campaign is over here to have their say verrilli now in recent months the government and in particular the chancellor of spoken like a bit about prospering from a recession about emerging of an economic recovery but that really isn't reflected in the message is that we see here we've seen banner off to band they're protesting against job cuts in the public sector against cuts to welfare payments in the trade union say that they had to protest against continued austerity measures against a government cuts to the public sector and of course another issue that's been
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taking place throughout the may day parade throughout the years is that unlike in other european countries the u.k. government doesn't recognise the may day as an official public holiday so throughout the parade today we've heard calls for international workers day to be set celebrated as an official day off in the u.k. . chaos he's a bully boy a line from london paula thank you very much indeed for that report. from and we'll be closely following the violence and ukraine and made a run is around the world as well bringing you live updates and expert opinion only on all seem to not show. a bush state execution in the u.s. has left a convict rising in agony before dying of a heart attack the horrific death spurred calls for a moratorium on capital punishment so it normally takes an average of six minutes
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for a prisoner to die after they receive a lethal injection before clayton lockett it took seven times as long stream pain forty three minutes after the drugs were administered. has more on the story for us. america is among the top five nations that lead the world in executions but a recent lethal injection gone bad the typical execution should take between about six and twelve minutes forty three minutes a van burst lines were closed because something was going so wrong is casting a spotlight on the inhumane methods behind capital punishment in the us the american public and the world is getting a close up and personal look at the death penalty as it really operates and what we're seeing is ugly on tuesday oklahoma inmate clinton lockett died a slow and painful death after his lethal injection was administered witnesses say he was with the ring around for forty three minutes telling doctors something's
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wrong before eventually suffering a massive heart attack lockett began rising from the gurney it's. a port authority tried to speak in like. the first two or inaudible but the birds are you could clearly hear him say the word and. deed and it's based on the murder on part of it on a current body shattered because according to reports the three drugs used to kill lockett are not primarily intended as execution drugs and come with a host of warnings about suppressing the respiratory system and causing heart trouble in recent years drug makers mostly in europe have stopped selling their medications to u.s. prisons because they don't want their products being used to kill individuals as a result states have scrambled to find new suppliers and chemical recipes for executions in many cases officials refuse to disclose what struggles are being used
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and where they're coming from when the states are refusing to provide this kind of information the tragic results that we saw in oklahoma are what we're going to get in january and ohio inmate took twenty five minutes to die by in. jackson gasping repeatedly as he laid on the stretcher in oklahoma another prisoner complained of feeling his whole body burning after being lethally injected the injections by the way are being administered by prison officials not medical professionals and medical community doctors in particular are prohibited by their ethical oath from participating in executions in this way and one of the issues that's come up over and over again is whether the people who are actually administering the drugs in gauging the executions have the training and and experience to do this in a way that is consistent with our constitution oklahoma has granted a two we call to all executions but in many other states critics say experiments on
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death row inmates will carry on marina port naya r.t. new york. currently competent punishment as a goal in thirty two u.s. states the most common method of execution is leave the interaction but electrocution big gas chamber firing squad and hanging still allowed in some places a recent study suggests that about one in twenty five prisoners on death row could actually be innocent on the managing editor of a magazine which reports some criminal justice says there should be more transparency around executions there's no question that bad things are happening or resulting from the use of these new and largely untested drugs that the government is not providing information on where they got them or in some cases what the drugs are the state reports that it is executing people on behalf of the public to keep the public safe as part of the the public criminal justice system and so on if
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that's the case then the public has a right to know what is going on during that process so what drugs they're using and what the effects of the drugs are and where those drugs came from the notion that our government can execute people basically in secret using drugs that they're not disclosing where they got them from or what the drugs are is a great immoral issue. a live report on the situation in ukraine's eastern how about don't ask is just ahead with the past hour a thousand strong crowd of government acts of its storms the regional prosecutor's office there and will be back after a short break stay with us. technology innovation and all the developments from around russia we've got the future covered
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welcome back to national and developing story on aussie may day celebrations have turned violent in donetsk in eastern ukraine that's where a thousand strong crowd of anti-government activists have occupies the regional prosecutor's office and of go. right now live from donetsk hi there paula what else do you know. well at the moment the situation is under control there are several hundred people that have gathered here in front of the prosecutor's office shouting at the building and i had and it was a fire that's why jim far into the building with a burning posters burning to name a vignette a poll taken out of the building i saw one. of the cutest office which is on it as mr but they need to annex into the fire it was a podium that's going to touch and if we stop the music on to side down to the moment now. counting all the blows around in that particular conference has been
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called a little help us create a situation this moment is going to control the weather but the main threat level one to be seen for the better part of an hour we witnessed a vibrancy chair in front of this building and also inside the building as people tried to pull him and pushed away inside they were posing as a child. i took from it the building they were smashing the windows it was shouting for be prosecuted in party needs to come out it was a shock support in the canteen. going to the best of the. times we. would there was a man was above a bullet wound to feed children to his back that i was talking to a few moments ago if it were actually two people that were carried out one seems to have had an epileptic fits he was unconscious he was laid down. on to the building
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not far from where i'm standing an ambulance arrived and took him away there are people now are still walking around holding back and yelling shouting but i can't say from now it's the sticking to that the security guards had the situation under control. of his policy a line from that asking we do apologize what about the connection quality and of course we'll be talking to paula later today again on the situation in that donetsk . i know it's not the time to be doing business with russia that message of discontent discontent has come from washington which hasn't slammed its longtime ally bahrain for signing an investment deal with moscow the u.s. says it is concerned with the gulf states cozying up to russia which has been targeted by international sanctions over its wall involvement in ukrainian crisis and that's now bringing in rodney shakespeare he's a professor of binary economics mr shakespeare welcome to all see so washington and
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bahrain i have long been close on political and economic terms why would the gulf state cross its western ally in the first place. because economic power is going away from the west and it's going away from the usa political power is moving away the usa has lost. the vestiges if it ever had any of moral authority so you have a situation a moment where the usa still in the cold war mindset thinks and thinking it's got economic political power moral authority thinks it can tell russia or what to do but the times are a changing and in hubris tickly thinking that it can sanction russia particularly when everybody knows it's really about nato wanting to put missiles into ukraine and that's what's really going on the usa is making
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a big mistake and all it's going to do is to ring crease the desire of others to make agreements now bahrain is a most in salute various vicious regime but even the bahraini is can see that american power is waning and of course russia will take the opportunity very reasonably to link up with bahrain and effectively give a v sign. the americans so this event between two investment is situations in russia and bahrain is highly significant something which shows you that western american power is declining others are making new agreements and frankly the americans are going to lose in the situation and eventually the dollar will collapse as these agreements increase the going away from the american dollar and all this comes just a day also president vladimir putin said russia could reconsider western investment
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and it's an interest sector this thread now looks more serious doesnt it. russia has huge natural resources it's a vast country it has a highly advanced population the bottom line in all this is no good standard and poor's saying or they're going to downgrade bonds for russia the physical realities are that russia will survive and will be making more agreements and behind all this is the ultimate weakness of the dollar so it really doesn't matter what happens now that the thing goes on and we'll end up more and more to the advantage of russia and other countries which refuse to be bullied by the usa. while it's ten billion dollars that's not exactly a record breaker when it comes to. when it comes to investment so why is washington
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getting so worried about it. because this is symbolic that bahrain this bahrain is in the persian gulf and it's where the american fleet is and that is the the best buy which america supports saudi arabia and the united . and all those countries of course ultimately support the expansion of zionist israel which is what it's about but america soon as bahrain the center of the naval power of the usa makes an agreement with russia america is panicking they're realizing that this is a sign of the times and after all the bluster of the americans people are just going to go on a roadway and the more the americans try to sanction the more they go they go on making agreements like this so the americans have panicking because they recognize that power is on the wane and this symbolizes that waning power and with the
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west constantly stepping out of the sanctions rhetoric and new players now apparently emerging in the game could we see a redrawing of the geopolitical money here. i didn't quite hear the last sentence could you say your last sentence again could we see what. drury we should when it's come up. oh yes it's at the american power still in the military and it's spying power. and others haven't quite organized themselves the bric countries haven't quite for example establish a new internet repayment system and they haven't quite established their equivalent to the international monetary reform so to some extent the whole situation is because predator and then of course other countries have to find agreements amongst themselves not only economic but political but in a very fundamental way the bullying of the west is going to come to an end at some
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stage that could be very dangerous period because the americans have got military power but you are starting to see realignments they've been going on for quite a time and the effects of sanctioning russia means to everybody now that they have somebody they could be sanctioned and they're not going to have it they're going to go off and make agreements and they go to events i tell you we want sanctions on israel and at one stage we're going to have sanctions on the usa because that is what's going to happen if america continues as it is because everybody is getting fed up with them. rodney shakespeare professor of binary economics live from london and mr shakespeare thank you very much indeed for sharing these with us so appreciate it and all that closely following the bouncing ukraine bring in live on dates and acts but opinion all here on our scene to national now supporters of the whistleblowing movement have come to ten downing street with a petition hernan demanding protection for those who shed light on government and corporate wrongdoing. they go to the government officials to report
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corruption and they get the door slammed in their face. the document signed by ten thousand people calls on the u.k. government to make the thais ational whistleblowers a crime the activists say leisure wrongdoers must be subjected to scrutiny instead of those who bring attention to their misdeeds and wendy addison is one of those who went to downing street and told r.t. why whistleblowers support i was the whistle blow for the biggest disaster in south african history when i blew the whistle on the sense within a listed company in south africa of the listed company was on the johannesburg stock exchange and as the group treasurer i discovered the illicit removal of stakeholders funds. and that required me to to find my
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voice to speak out against it. and in so doing my life changed irrevocably there after whether it actually goes into the shredder all the compost pile we're not one hundred percent certain but the but the exciting thing about this and the thing that we need to hang our heads of hope on is that it's opened a conversation it's coming from the perspective of the whistleblower who are often victimized or most often victimized and as a result of the effort to my position it prevents the other people from speaking arch in future. and breaking this hour nancy international the developing situation in ukraine these are live pictures from the country's eastern harbor of donetsk where within the past hour a thousand strong crowd of anti-government activists has storms the regional prosecutor's office and you can see protesters there having and as the building and raise the flag of the self-proclaimed donetsk republic earlier clashes erupted
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after police reportedly. five tear gas at the end rage the mob local needs are sat down shells were heard at the sing our correspondent also told that some of the police have laid down their arms and someone leaving this one of ukraine's largest industrial jobs don't head has been the epicenter of the culture that addressed that's one of the countless people that have been defying the appointed government and state denounced as a christmas holiday referendum on it from kiev we'll bring you more details on this escalation as we get them. crossing lights on our correspondents at this. up next to max kind is a blast the banks's and his latest behind the scenes look at a global furnace as the kaiser.
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jeffrey chapman from kansas is going on trial for murder but he is very afraid of jury prejudice is it because the jury is full of racists or has some sort of vested interest in seeing him get locked away no it is because he has a jury tattoo on his neck of the word murder written backwards wiser and backwards so he could read it in the mirror. nowadays we live in a total culture of almost complete and total myth so naturally chapman wants to leave jail on a special trip to a tattoo parlor to get the ugly ink changed or removed yeah because he did something stupid to his appearance now it is the obligation of the government to help him fix the problem he created often on these opinion pieces i am very critical of the government but this time the man is totally right you can't just take everyone on special trips across town so they can look good for their trial it isn't the state's fault that he has the word murder on his neck the prosecutors even said that shipment that it would be ok if we cover. it up with something like
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a stylish curve for dapper turtleneck sweater it is not the job of the government to help you get rid of your very stupid and very incriminating debt to a fascist my opinion. sixty. welcome to the kaiser report by max kaiser can world war three point zero save us
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from great depression two point zero stacie now speaking of great depression we're seeing the signs of it across america despite all of the financial news in america only reporting on the positive stuff what you really see across america is the things that you also saw during the first great depression which is like the illegalization the criminalization of homelessness for example so i want to turn back to what ben bernanke said before he became fed reserve chairman and this is a speech to the f.r.b. in two thousand and four called money gold in the great depression he wrote other features of the one thousand nine hundred thirty three decline included a sharp deflation the economy improved after franklin d. roosevelt inauguration in march one nine hundred thirty three but unemployment remained in the double digits for the rest of the decade full recovery arriving only with the advent of world war two yeah well interesting bits there because
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remember back in the twenty's and thirty's you had the stock market bubble of the twenty's followed by the bust followed by the depression what's different about this era is that you've got the depression and the stock market bubble happening concurrently simultaneously that's the. financial engineering and the apartheid interest rate wall which is allowed for a depression to go on in much of america and in much of the u.k. and around the world while the asset holders are making incredible bubble like a mega zillions based on the appreciation of those assets which they can then use as collateral i see in the u.k. for example a new bank has just opened up where the top one percent of the top one percent can pledge yachts and monet's and fine jewelry. to get a loan to say pawn shop for a guillotine airs because they can't get the kind of money they want of the bank because it's all tied up in these assets now we see across europe double digit
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unemployment rates in america if they actually counted all the unemployed they would also have high double digit unemployment rates so not only do we have all across the middle east and war now also war starting in europe but obama has now made his asia pivot and we know that by two thousand and twenty they're expected to have. two thirds of all u.s. naval fleets will be in asia for humanitarian purposes they say well it's wheat from b.b.c. us president barack obama assures japan disputed islands covered by bilateral defense treaty so there he is in japan last week and he was trying to basically saber rattle he was trying to cause saber rattling over these uninhabited islands an uninhabited island out in the middle of the east china sea to comes at a lunch i think down the canal i can hear the barge no. chicken so much. anyway the asia pivot is what these sequel to the failed war on terror is i mean it's that
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he's pivoting from the war on terror which was a hoax to begin with it's just a way to make a lot of people lot of money for no particular reason to pivoting to asia and the ukraine i mean is that what it's all about i mean there's always pivoting from well from my analysis i've read in the mainstream media here what they consider pro-american they think this is a good thing because they say america is the declining empire and all of the power wealth is moving to the east so it makes sense for the america to go there to secure those assets over there for those people of course it's just humanitarian mission all the unemployed americans are just sending their their military over there just to help those people it's not to secure any sort of you know trade deal this is a repeat of the. british strategy what we all finally remember now is the opium wars i mean i remember obama was an avid pot smoker and college of those great photos of him puffing down of a big spliff i mean as if mrs asia pivot strategy to get china hooked on opium
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again except he's going to get him hooked on what cheap credit cheap quantitative easing what's he going to asia in return for all the money that they're sitting on that they took from selling crap by walmart what's his asia pivot as you going to convince china that is this is opium or point two point zero i think it's the asia pivot on the one hand is to contain china not to help china any ways to contain china we already have our puppets like japan and malaysia and indonesia and all those sort of people that will give us what we want but here they want to contain china so what a lot of policy by the us is to contain china to make sure they don't rival that there's never any an arrival that can emerge to compete with the u.s. but there us also the other issue is this t p p which is the trans-pacific partnership which a lot of the nations that are supposed to sign this the twelve asian nations and pacific region nations so chile from chile to japan to malaysia to vietnam they're
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all like supposed to sign this deal right within the united states here some of the they're reluctant to sign it there so america's proposed p.p.p. buyer beware despite all of obama's charm the rosiest projections say that the t p p will raise incomes among the parties to the treaty by a mere zero point three percent of g.d.p. in two thousand and twenty five so all these people that they're trying to convince to sign this deal even with their own rosy projections it's only going to increase their g.d.p. zero point three percent now that made me think of another story in the news of the past week that we've covered this decline of the american middle class versus canada and europe and this tweet shows increasing me. in income since two thousand and britain up twenty percent canada up twenty percent us up zero point three percent the same number so they're trying to make everybody american where you're only going to increase by zero point three percent all that other twenty percent
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that would have been shared amongst the population of the favored corporations and this t p p deal to financial services organizations in particular and hollywood and copyright industry that's definitely an idea of containing china at this point after you opened the pandora's box of china with the world trade organization entry during clinton years now they're going to do an about face and say no now we're shutting that door and we're going to open the door here for these asian countries that we like like japan that by the way here is buyer of our u.s. government bonds china is a seller of our u.s. government bonds china started to russia and iran we don't like that because we want to be over there over there near fukushima getting as much radioactive sushi as we possibly done it doesn't make any sense of course that whatever think it would well speaking of radioactive sushi what has destroyed the global economy is radioactive weapons of mass financial destruction as warren buffett calls them so these are the things that are they're going to be forced to take and this is part of the reason in fact the largest reason why these nations don't want to sign the
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deal at the moment is that they will have no control they will have to take jamie diamond's weapons of mass financial destruction and they can do nothing to contain it so should the fukushima jamie dimas derivatives meltdown they cannot build any barrier around it they cannot try to stop that toxins from leaking out this is what the deal would do to them they would not be able to stop it ok so to put this into historical context you have the two thousand and eight financial blow up and there was no reform there was only a doubling down that the banks would in fact increase the amount of derivatives around the world to try to support the zombie banks like j.p. diamond and his j.p. morgan bank and then a few years later when they ran out of suckers they've introduced in the tepee paid to go to countries around asia and say look. as part of doing trade with you we're going to protect you against the you know china down the the enemy and yesterday was the good guys you get but you had to quit pro quo is you've got to take all of our terrible derivatives if you don't take all the hollywood movies at owner's
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copyright laws that go against free speech and go against the constitution and that's that's the deal and because in no way are we ever going to reform the banks from ever staying within their means and doing business in a way that's not outside of all known practices good practices as a relates to banking because the banks have a gun to read i'm appeasing the banks i'm an idiot i'm barack obama join me in my quest to be irrelevant well this is what yes that's what i'm saying is that they're stoking war between japan and china and or so that the u.s. says to pan you won't sign this deal you had your protectionist sign our deal otherwise you're going to go to war with china look at what happened in the ukraine remember yannick over still elected president was debating whether or not to sign this either deal or go to your asian economic area what to deal to sign and when he started to move towards this ration deal. war breaks out so it's like either
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side the trade deal or war happens those that that's how this empire runs you know it's amazing talk about pivots it's amazing or pens it's amazing how scholars are haves and seem to fit into the geo political reality that we are all subject to be a involved with because not only is hollywood protecting images of scarlett johansson naked and that's why they totally override the constitution that's why they totally introduce draco nian copyright laws because the hollywood industry as exemplified by the leak of those photos where the guy who leaked those photos was like thrown into a dungeon for twenty years because the copyright laws sacrosanct and all idea of sharing information is considered evil you know david frum the speech writer. irregular call the evil copyright abusers or something like that simultaneously she's involved the soda stream which it plays into the whole palestinian middle eastern israeli for a couple or for a coffee most interesting proposal. nothing lawful i got the falafel and
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professional mixed up maybe i could be a new closing it up here on the high street kerfuffle so going back to the c.p.p. deal on the asia pivot so finally on this the what is really happening with obama in asia as obama visits p.p.p. countries new obama administration report targets their public interest policies as trade barriers to be eliminated so two thousand and fourteen national trade estimate report published earlier this month by the office of the u.s. trade representative the u.s. t.r. says the policies of other t.p. nations criticized by the three hundred eighty four page us to your report include new zealand's popular health programs to control medicine costs in australian law to prevent offshoring that consumers private health data japan's pricing system that reduces the cost of medical devices vietnam's post-crisis regulations requiring banks to hold adequate capital proves policies favoring generic versions of expensive biologic medicines canada's patent standards requiring that
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a medicines utility should be demonstrated in order to obtain monopoly patent rights and mexico's sugary beverage tax and junk food tax so they're not allowing them to have any public interest in domestic public national interest though they hail like democracy give those people the vote they can vote but they're actually getting no rights in fact in malaysia and brunei for example they're going to try to force them to accept imports of alcohol even though they're majority muslim and they don't want alcohol in their country they're like well too bad you sign this deal. again we've talked about on the show that the corporate lobbyist efforts for t p p is a law that is a rotting above all sovereign laws of all nations doesn't matter what your religion is doesn't matter what your country is doesn't matter what your flag or president is this new corporate law that protects copyright is now your new reality and. backing it up at the pentagon the other side of the copyright cartel is something called the public domain the public domain is what's being destroyed with the
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incorporation of all we hold dear land air freedom of speech freedom of thought it's all being cooperate ties corporate financial. well we got to go who got to go see you later max all right all states of us are going to have a whole lot more. i sometimes wonder if the west which considers itself to be the only winner of the cold war is weakened by the perception of its own might i mean has there was a grown self confidence to self-righteous if you want to direct one accusation against the west with regard to ukraine i think it is that the west. russia is very strong interest in ukraine as as we became involved on the way down and pushed for a more openness and democracy there and we need to be very conscious of russia's very close involvement with ukraine going forward and finding
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are become a target of the n.s.a. . what if unclouded sky is right above the clouds on our t.v. . welcome back to the kaiser report imax keyser time now to go to shanghai as speak of dan collins of the china money report dot com dan welcome back to the kaiser report thanks max good to be back all right dan the a is a pivot how is obama's pivot being portrayed in the local media and i want to know what is a pivot as a war threat a good time to what's going on yeah so-called asian pivot over here in china they really refer to it as the china containment strategy from the obama administration
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as basically a new policy put in place going back to about two thousand and five by american military planners basically to try to encircled china. they've signed agreements with the philippines we have no access to philippine bases we haven't had in decades or stationing troops in darwin australia we've got a thousand there now are heading up twenty five hundred we're trying to talk to philip to the vietnam and malaysia we're trying to basically create a group allies around the ship pacific region to try to bottle up and contain china we call it the asia pivot strategy military planners are on record about talking about putting sixty percent of our naval assets in asia pacific sixty percent of our air force bases outside the united states will be in egypt aciphex so basically the military planners now after twelve years of fruitless wars in iraq and
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afghanistan are kind of sensing the end of the so-called war on terror and they're looking for the next cash cow which is going to be china because they finally have a credible superpower with which to justify military budgets for. right this is kind of the point i made the first half of the show that the end of the war on terror has is over it's a it's been proven to be a hoax for the most part it was a huge black hole of money it consumed trillions of dollars of a lot of people rich it impoverished the country and then the funny thing about the china pivot though is that it wasn't under clinton and the world trade organization there where they want china in they want to under the tent they want to mean that they're buddies that so within just of this short period of time the u.s. is saying you know you're not our friend we don't want to be with you anymore we want the vietnamese we want these are the people it is it is it that callous is it that ridiculously obtuse is it insane is it appears insane to me the people in
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china what do they make of this is what do they make of obama's strategy to to me it seems insane what are they thinking. well it's just you know it i guess you know after decades of american foreign policy being so bizarre it's almost par for the course you know you're actually right on the disconnect i mean american business leaders. in the in the pentagon planners are not totally opposite of on what they think about china you know general motors sells more cars in china than they do the united states you know thirty forty percent of corporate power profits for american multinationals in one way come from china either selling into china or manufacturing out of china so it's absolutely bizarre situation to side with some of these countries like vietnam who we had a war with or japan and korea that have. totally blocked access to any american products and we're going to side with them now and try to go after china and it
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really is just the next cash cow to justify you know seven hundred billion dollars military but it's i think what obama leaves office and they go in there they're going to find a meth lab because he's like a guy who's on math he's tweaking all the time he just can't egos from he's just on a ransack the neighborhood for that as for who knows what the guys and say now at the same time that obama is trying to strong arm japan and south korea into signing this trans-pacific partnership trade deal of course which is very friendly to us corporations gives us corporations of rights above and beyond the sovereignty of any of these countries does these countries like south korea and japan know that they're signing a deal that lets american corporations sue them if they feel that they're getting in the way of american corporations them yeah well the t t p p as you mention is really the economic arm of the asian pivot strategy and it's basically done to exclude china if you look at who's involved in t.t.p.
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it's everyone around china except china so china is obviously quite upset with it but in terms of japan and south korea you know they are. already have zero percent duty access to u.s. markets and as i mentioned you know japan will buy south korean products so korea won't buy japanese products neither one of them want to buy american products so i don't see him signing any i don't see him signing the agreement and haven't he and you know we're so intrigued to u.s. corporations right dan it's a miss america wants to push china into the arms of russia and iran to strengthen that shanghai cooperation organization which has been really this new trade zone outside of the u.s. dollar so is this just going to force is this just pushing china into the arms of russians and iran even more and isn't that strategically a huge blunder. yeah absolutely i mean it is seems like we're reliving the one nine hundred thirty s. where we're getting in tangled in alliances and setting up blocks against other
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blocks and you know russia and china absolutely in the last five to seven years as a route has been working together russian oil is now priced in r. and b. to china. chinese renminbi is now carried as reserves all across the world they are foreseen the internationalization of the renminbi and they're forcing them both both countries to work together as a you know a counterweight to two united states which is really out of control on foreign policy all right dan let's talk about the chinese economy and their currency which of course a lot of people were thinking that the currency was going to rise it's now back to fall ing and there's a lot of questions about g.d.p. in china slowing down the official numbers have it slowing down the unofficial numbers have it slowing down even more what's going on there if the chinese g.d.p. is up twenty five times since one thousand nine hundred you know up from three
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hundred fifty seven billion to one thousand four trillion last year with that being said we probably have very little to any real economic growth in the last couple years china has had to clamp down on many areas of the county you can't buy a second home you have to get a quarter to buy a car now these kind of things that plant try to clamp down on inflation which wasn't officially at eight nine ten percent last several years but china economically is muddling through it's trying to rebalance its economy massive debt problems exist with local governments and some local in sectors such as renewable energies in steel massive debts in steel sector basically anywhere where the government has gotten involved in trying to do central planning still they've created massive areas of problems for the economy so i see them as continuing to model through they'll continue to try. rebalance the end of the day they have massive currency reserves you know half the homes here have been paid for in cash
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nation the cars are still paid for in cash here so i stayed see them finally getting through it the good news for them is unlike the united states the economy is based on real productive activity whereas opposed the united states is just clearly government spending and credit and debt debt it's an interesting story most of china's billionaires are either senior party leaders or related to senior party leaders but they're now committing suicide at a faster rate than senior bankers even in the west you know the west we hear about all these bankers committing suicide i think officially there's fourteen of these suicide bankers and there's a few more kind of related but in china apparently there's a whole much to worse rash of suicides amongst senior party officials what's going on there dan. well max we can top you over here we have fifty four officials now that have been reportedly has been suicided or drank himself to death and that's just in the last year twelve months so what's going on is basically a political purge and using corruption as
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a tool to get rid of some of the political enemies of the current administration so what happened when she jinping the current premier came into power he promised to go after the tigers in the flies flies being low level bureaucrats that are stealing tens of thousands to mill to a few million and then the tires which are guys right up at the top of the economy and top of the government we saw last year marriage chaunging. indicated in the death of british businessman senza life in prison and cost these counts get over a billion dollars of his assets it was top twenty five government official in china . recent breaking news which is really interesting is john young standing party member. giada fired face guy minister of public security top nine public official in china has disappeared three hundred of his family's relatives associates have been question or detained and reuters is reporting up to
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fifteen billion dollars of his personal wealth has been confiscated so either the question is are any clean officials answer probably not but the ones that are going down are the political enemies of the current administration so as people may have seen end of the movie godfather and something similar that was going on all right that's on the side of going to keep track of that now you have a post on the china money report called slave revolt in the middle kingdom tell us about the recent strikes down. yeah the people in the west may have trouble getting shoes so some of the shoe factories here especially in the soaked on one province they cloistered forty fifty thousand people the workers you know after years of living through ten twelve hour work days you know we all know the foxconn scandals that happened last year people jumping off the roofs nowadays this recent strikes are spreading nationwide people are demanding higher wage raises so the good news for america is that chinese wages are going up at some point they're going to be
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able to compete the bad news for america is that at some point they're going to be able to compete on low cost labor with china right so you've got suicides in the factories for a while mom had to put the suicide nets but looks like the workers are getting a higher wages so the executives are committing suicide so maybe the suicide is moving up the ranks so they cut the cracks at the top and maybe not so many suicides for the wades workers at the bottom i often think they should put up a suicide that's around these wall street banks down there goldman sachs j.p. morgan it outright it you know that would be the humanitarian thing to do you know just a lot of splat a sidewalk is not very pretty but then again it does make for good t.v. now many of the young middle class call themselves this is very instinct and they call themselves male pubic hair which is a euphemism for losers an angry working class and a disenchanted middle class is often the recipe for revolution what is the
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epistomological derivation of this phrase male pubic hair i don't know if you've heard it or not but it was not all about that well this is a recent slaying term probably about more than a year old. it also sounds likes this is sounds like death so it also means you're called a pew bore also release that your did so. last year they were called tribe they call them so we're the ant tribe we're like worker ants all we do is work. a lot of these guys there's a lot of social dissolution you know people are disillusioned in china. you know with economic progress has also come increased hopes and ambitions and even though these lot of these people are college educated very smart capable speak english they still work for very low wages work very hard hours and it let leads to greater social disillusionment. revolutionary speaking you know china has been anything but
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stable last fifty sixty years it has been stable but you know who knows when that could change you see riots daily different chinese cities over small issues of corruption are the biggest thing and that's why you see government cracking down on corruption and we've got about ten seconds left and so on the revolution back was there one hundred being the highest probability what would what rate would you give it we have about ten seconds left in china probably a thirty eight to thirty thirty thirty at one hundred or on the revolution the next that's dan calls proprietary revolution the next for china ok dan thanks so much for being on the kaiser report thanks max and that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy herbert i'd like to thank our guest dan collins on the china money report if you like to get in touch to it as a kaiser report and i stand by oh. that's
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right. people are going to be going to you don't you. think everybody. dollar dollar. you know a lot like. this. citing old times. these cases have to meet moments. sometimes from nothing which. is silly it's still. it's not just a story can still be just if you see a stage eight look at the test but speech was.
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actually what happened that day i don't know but a woman got killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to confess to police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were off taking they could get what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said.
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or it's probably the most complex and difficult human activity. of all. clumped. in the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. just killed a bunch of people you don't know until they're on their premises or. us people. reading. this somebody shoots my brother in the leg not intentionally because of it because it was night time for the morning even the best even the bausch children. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of brotherhood and order and and camaraderie and this said it was in this context that has absolutely no place.
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