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the scene for us where there are online what is a very nice time in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat the people the choosing between buying medication eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. hello i'm maryam namazie in london here's a quick look at the top stories on al-jazeera syrian state media says the army has now completely surrounded the town of duma in eastern guta that means the rebel held area is cut into amid intense as strikes pro-government forces broke through rubble lines to establish a corridor through the enclave meeting up in the town of madera one is an activist
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say over a thousand people have been killed since the government ramped up its offensive to take back the area over three weeks ago. alan fisher has more from the turkey syria border. but what has happened in dumas happened elsewhere in syria we've seen it before where first of all the split the area as they did in eastern guta on saturday and there's no surrounded one time in the syrian government forces and but by the russians then tend to use their military advantage to try again a political advantage by saying to the fighters maybe you should leave him move to another part of syria as a see that has happened before in this conflict meanwhile in a free and we are hearing that the wipe e.g. the kurdish militia are calling on civilians to help form a human shield to police themselves between the y. p.g. and the advancing free syrian army which of course are backed up by the turkish military no it's not just cards who have responded to this call and we hear that
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there are buses heading towards our friend but also groups here in turkey clued in women's groups and socialist groups although how they will get across the border which is currently closed is another issue entirely in our friend city please see that there is no water no internet and up to three or four families are no sharing each ice because families that move from the early stages of this assault are no seeking shelter with friends and relatives seeking shelter essentially with the cad the leader of the council in a frame says the situation is dire and has called on the united nations not only to investigate but to intervene. polls may have to be extending colombia's congressional elections after a shortage of ballot papers in some areas this is the first time former fog rebels have been able to stand for office political debut comes after they lay down their arms and being fifty two years of fighting with the colombian government fark is guaranteed to win a minimum of ten seats under the terms of the peace at home and meanwhile cubans
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are voting to ratify a new national assembly a key step towards choosing the next president of the communist run caribbean island nation eight million cubans are expected to turn out to ratify more than six hundred candidates for an equal number of seats in the assembly. the new members of the national assembly will choose a successor to president raul castro china's national china's national people's congress as voted to abolish term limits for the president and the vice president a change to the constitution paves the way for teaching paying to remain in office beyond two thousand and twenty three. france's main far right party the national front is to be renamed the national gathering party need a marine le pen put forward the proposal on the second day of the national front's congress make over is designed to revive the nationalist party after the pan lost the french presidential election to emmanuel macron last year for sir i am him. we are the defenders we are the last defenders of the french republic. the
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french republic has been stripped of its content which you figure is becoming less and less democratic and less and less social the political leaders are speaking in english is being replaced by the european flag marked by agendas that avoid over any substance it's about him pinera has been sworn in as chile's president for the second time in the era a billionaire entrepreneur vowed to revive the economy which a slump on the outgoing center left feet on the shelf a large crowds gathered the exits and ceremony involved. and police in the u.k. city of souls we have issued a warning to members of the public who visited a restaurant and pub where traces of a deadly nerve agent have been found the poison left a russian former spy and his daughter in a critical but stable condition lease a anyone who was in the location should wash their clothes and their possessions that they might have had with them you're up to date with all of our top stories
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coming up next on al-jazeera it's europe's for a bit and colony. so when did you see stance yeah so that by the way you can put it on the audience
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wanted to enter. i'm organizing a big event that the biggest theater in this part of europe and we are marking the fourth anniversary of julian assange as political as i don't and i quote it's happening at the same day today in berlin brussels belgrade paris naples madrid said i well i these are older all the old of a new all our people think this case is not just about julian assange it's about transparency it's about democracy in europe. are you nervous about speaking on stage. this is normally. a change. but don't philosophers just sit in the room and write some of them tell me what you do sometimes they write books but also but they also do this with both refugee and
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said you think you're a new kind of. i don't have time to think about myself. i was the first. to start with believe me a speaker and done it will focus people. from this side begin to. thank you. so as you know we are going to listen and to have a conversation with. way here. so please welcome them both on stage and yes very hard yes thank you what they learnt from julian assange is
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that you have to be consistent maybe sometimes you have these temptation to feeling that you're not important that the powers are smiling at last and laughing when we occupy our spare that they are laughing when we are in a public space but below we have two thousand people here tonight in eight cities at the same time hundreds of thousands watching the life stream and i think the more they kind of just sitting there on and write books even if you want to write about the refugee crisis you cannot do it if you didn't speak to a refugee for instance or if you are writing about the crisis of europe or solutions for europe i think you cannot do it if you don't speak with the people and i think we don't have time only to sit in the room and write about it to be needs because this continent is clubs from thank you thank. them and.
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the financial crash of two thousand and eight started in america's housing market but devastated europe as it lurched from sovereign debt crazies to konami stagnation. unemployment of twenty five percent in some countries led to social unrest and the continent suffered the worst terrorist attacks years. and that was before over one million refugees decided to walk the balkan rule into europe. often all this is discussed as forces of nature beyond our control but there's a philosopher look for their old cause what if they can only call ups refugees and terrorism are actually all caused by something more fundamental.
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i'm going on a journey across europe in search of what for next the crazies tearing our continent apart. to saloniki norton greece if you just visited central square you'd never guess this small charming city is at the epicenter of europe's problems. in two thousand and fifteen refugees fleeing war and poverty walked into europe sure the nearby village of edo mean. germany said they would accept syrians but after more than a million people came europe panicked and sealed the border trip and also continued to come in for. greece finally cleared the domine camp in may two thousand and fifteen citing sanitation and safety. but that's not the whole story. we're heading towards
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a new refugee camp for the refugees from the domain name or more and we're going to meet most of their. most a face from aleppo and reached the domain or just as the border was closed. he spent three months there hoping and trying to cross before deltora this clear to camp and would you say are different dishes better here than in the domine like what. what was better there and what is better here yeah actually. here is very plausible this. it's what tech tool from the song from winning from. for the big but nobody knows how long we're going to stay and we get information i wonder how long. a long it takes for the burgess tertian they said nobody else. to face taking us back to domine to explain why the camp was clear.
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and this is something i wasn't expecting. a motorway service station transformed by those refusing the government camps. the services allow them to stay at that the same time doing good business charging them for showers. now is hundred persons change the players are too so we're full of chance and no no one now only me. can you show us a bit how it looked like at the tracks. so refugees tense on all this place here right this one venue i slide full of dance. these tracks are the most important tool from greasy ports a crucial way for local companies and multinationals to get their goods into the heart of fuel. there is
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a train coming. so when the tents were here at this place there were no trains coming but because. there is not. to try many times to bring the three. do you think the refugees represented the problem. of goods and. there is a ministry here and you see there. the tribes with many. more on board our children we. were blocking the trains deliberately you knew that if you were blocking the way. and the greeks stay there will start to react. the greek train company ois he told
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us they couldn't move goods for seventy five days costing them million dollars he lost shipping. i think is the best metaphor for what's happening in europe today in the sense that people are refugees who are fleeing from war and from war zones such as syria but also going to stand in iraq became a problem why because we're at the train track and they were blocking the train trip. so it became a problem for for the for peroration for also other countries not only greece because this way was blocked so on the one you can see is. refugees don't have the right to move freely on the other. goods can move freely as far and as much as they want. but greece is subject to forces beyond its control. to global financial crash
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reveals that greece has taken out a mountain of loans from european banks. at the urging of european leaders europe's financial institutions gave greece the biggest loan in history. and most of that money flowed straight back to the mainly french and german banks who kept encourage them to borrow. but the loan conditions required extreme osteria to state spending cuts so severe that the economy shrank by a quarter of unemployment reached twenty seven percent prompting a huge rises was. another condition was must privatisation of pre-crisis including the strategic really important port. it is one of the most important ports in the mediterranean and recently the greek government has sold sixty seven percent of the shares to a chinese company called possible. the docks are quiet today the sell off has prompted
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a better with the unions they say the troika of the international monetary fund the european central bank and the european commission are experimented with a new kind of privatization. you would strike with for a moment at the time the day to day at the end of day strike. very going no where going to trade unionists and me thinking since it's an international monitoring to us we think they are very much interested thing the paper they say sure that this news thing there and they still boards which is kind of the news and since they're private they say even the port authority or at least city it's feast features on the part of your knowing port authority this is the game plan for getting their forecast for the party headquarters and it will be privatized the day after and this meeting we've been given to the costco. because costco doesn't recognize unions. the doctors feared they will go from being skilled employees with secure jobs to temporary workers with no rights can you explain us what is the difference
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between the working conditions if the part of paedos which is still old by the greek state and the part which is already all they are using to a complex system of suffering thought so there is no direct employment by costco they come. and precarious employment that means they work. twelve fifteen days a month so there is no stable job for them there is no. skin show for a trained professional trained show why there are frequent. action and saying that mr we know this maybe also this more that we subcontracting expanded to other ports in europe the last six years. an experiment for no liberal policies what they are thinking here they try to export it in other countries in the european union. what we have seen in court today was that the
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biggest historical achievements of the european project. such as collective bargaining such as trade union organizing minimal wages all of this is actually disintegrating. many blame the chinese company course but i'm eating former greek finance minister yanis varoufakis who has astonishing inside information about europe's part in the deal. seems this is not working. yeah. amongst the first things they did in the ministry they one day to was to embark upon a. kind of silent negotiation with the chinese authorities and with
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the costco c.e.o. and we agreed to collective bargaining and were allowing trade unions to present workers for other port if they were given the rest of the port secondly they agreed on a spectacular investment program of anything between two hundred fifty three hundred million euros within eighteen months that would have been a fantastic injection of capital of activity of jobs in the part of the us and finally most importantly they would prepared the chinese government to contribute to contribute to purchase a bond a new bond that we would issue as a minister of finance up to ten billion so effectively that would help us return to the markets and create effectively signal to the rest of the world that this is back now i thought that there was a very good deal and guess what happened there was
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a telephone call from berlin to beijing saying keep of greece while you were negotiating with them and all deals were off because of course china is not going to jeopardize its relationship with the heart of europe. in order to seal a deal with us. currently the greek government is selling sixty seven percent of the part of the dose and under your deal it was supposed to be fifty one right yes all those things that we had negotiated the dragon made sure that we're not part of the deal just not want any european body from a country to even be to begin to imagine that if they voted people like us in they would get a better deal even for one person. although hugely important for greece pierrot's is only a tiny part of the thirty five year program of privatization across europe. sectors like railways energy cost banking and airlines were all part of the one trillion
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dollars of public assets private tases one thousand eight. it was the united kingdom under margaret thatcher that led the charge for privatisation in europe. david hall has been studying the impact of it for over thirty years privatisation supposedly reduces prizes improve service and so on what has your experience and your studies it doesn't reduce prices and it usually doesn't improve services and in many cases it makes services worse. that's the basis on which prostrations always sold but immediately people have experience approaches ation almost the first thing that happens is that prices go up prices go up because the private companies are taken over or in the business of restructuring it to generate. returns that the
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public company didn't care. which way to explain why it's usually made it popular resistance but it's almost always forced true when you tell us won't it be the referendum where clause promoting water privatization. the government tried to reintroduce that i left that water utilities in private. by the thing that most of the governments in europe but also let in america and the states still stick to this kind of economic model protozoa actions are seen as an easy way of getting large amounts of money into government so you can use it either true or to reduce taxes and that's half actually used and that's how a guy going to do it and that's how for example countries like greece are being instructed to use it by the i.m.f. this is this is this is the core purpose of promises ation a great concept cease to generate revenue to reduce the debt. and once
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something is in private hands it is at the risk of takeover by larger often foreign companies. i mean romania there recently protested against water and held privatization but nothing seems to get them as worked up as their forests. being handed back to private owners they've been heavily exploited by international investment firms and european would processing companies. on the border to be transferred when he's one of the forest that has been decimated. it's be replaceable according to the lawyer representing forest owners who may now have the last intact through a forest landscape where the man has nothing to envy and least for a start room. today are they are not protected. how far away is it actually one hour or depend on. their old one hour and a half the legal clear cutting mainly happens in remote places high up in the
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mountains. romania was a colony of give me a name and now it's. in forest country do you see it with you again it would appear a failure for just. a relative poverty means cutting gangs can exploit forest country can't afford to protect. the seed well he's known for it oh yeah you see it. here we can walk so this is it finally. from here we don't see it.
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it's bigger and it's what we can see here is completely illegal. usually you are not allowed to cart to more than three hundred or so forest you cut and how big is this approximately one hundred fifty two hundred acres of forest and tired of guns and you we need it now they are still cutting it they cut to every day since when did this start and what is the scale of this clear cutting in romania the big one it's beginning after two thousand to two thousand and three. that was the moment when there's oil for kompany or ponder forced factorial. are back on to the austrian company whole stench five whole for are now romania's largest would process they don't cut the woods themselves but they are able to offer a relative fortune to those who will mostly this clear cut down by you know many
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young people in the gang cool. these forests who forged the documents and when they reached for factory they had some documents to show them that into to respect any. regulation. but at the factory some didn't even need forged documents. their own mental investigation agency posed as a cutting gang willing to ignore the law something that didn't present a problem for michael a little bit concerns me use the rigidity the volume that we have to produce or the year we smoke. we get it from from our side. you decide what you want. we asked frankel for an interview but they declined so we turned to chance a green activist who has been sued by frankel. one
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of their employees a manager has admitted that if they run at full capacity there's no place for other processes on the market can you tell us once they end up in this factory where do they go this sawmill is actually slicing up the logs to make banks out of it and then they exported worldwide. china japan or countries even usa it's a world market the main problem is the fact that there's not much left for us to add to devalue what happens somewhere else the jobs happen so to say somewhere else all of this exploitation of nature is happening in romania but nothing stays here it actually goes to other countries right yeah you stay in this in this vicious circle ok of selling more and more resources at the price that is being.
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created or fixed somewhere else outside of your country and yet you stay in a dependency of those who want to buy your resources. and you destroy your nature and you destroy your livelihood. this makes me wonder whether we can speak about a new kind of relationship which is very similar to the relationship which we had during dollars through gania one of. you have the empire you have western europe also in companies german companies french companies for cutting forests all around the mania in the for the of the european union and then they are importing them back to europe. and the empire is using the natural resources not only for us but health care system education water and they are expecting to well you know in order to sort this and. so could we say that europe is actually polarizing itself.
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natural capital the capital which makes a creative model when nature is transformed into a commodity big business takes a new interest buying landscapes protecting wild schemes it's a phenomenal opportunity to be able to use a business model to achieve sustainability of nature but at what risk banks of course don't do that because they have at the heart protection of nature they do that because to see your business or crossing the planet at this time on al-jazeera . al-jazeera where ever you. are.
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in the past seven years over three million homes destroyed. and eleven million people. displaced. syrians made homeless by. sharing their stories. in the ruins of the dream at this time on al-jazeera. hello i'm maryam namazie london here the headlines on al-jazeera syrian state media say the army has surrounded the town of duma in eastern guta amid intense as strikes pro-government forces broke through rebel lines to establish a corridor through the enclave one is an activist say over a thousand people have been killed since the government ramped up its offensive to
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take back the area over three weeks ago i don't see any. regime i see the russian airplanes and militias of iranian. known. army coming to is to. yesterday there was civilians in. don't you know anything about them. unfortunately the situation here in eastern good very very awful and miserable meanwhile kurds are reported to be mobilizing to form a human shield around the syrian town of a friend as turkish forces advance their turkish troops and free syrian army fighters have surrounded a frame and a warning that their entries eminent kurdish white b.g. forces say civilian volunteers are on their way to protect the town. well polls may
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have to be extended in colombia's congressional elections after shortages of ballot papers in some areas this is the first time former fog rebels have been able to stand for office after they lay down their arms fog is guaranteed a minimum of ten seats under the terms of the peace evident that ended fifty two years of fighting. france has made far right party the national front is to be renamed the national gathering and make over is designed to revive the nationalist party octal a plan lost the french presidential election to emanuel micron last year. and police in the u.k. city of souls free of issued a warning to members of the public who visited a restaurant and pub where traces of a deadly nerve agent have been found the poison left a russian former spine his daughter in a critical but stable condition police say anyone who was there should wash their clothes in any possessions they had with them as the top stories the news hour is
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coming up in twenty five minutes time do join me then europe's forbidden colony now continues. in part one we saw how the richest countries of europe are extracting the resources of smaller period for countries like greece and romania in what could be described as a colonial when it's quite interesting to look back the first globalization the eighty's ninety's the late nineteenth century. where you got very similar picture of british french german. companies. investing room the world in. sometimes the same concept as christine was right just as a starting not. just as then the companies buying up
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the sectors have close links to the state like energy giants e.d.f. owned by the french government and what and fall on by sweden but it's not limited to just european companies and governments europe is also facilitating a colonization by larger forces. sociologists sussan says finers the abstract idea of making money from money is the real power in the world today. one way in which i would put it is that we're really dealing with with a period it is dominated by a large of extract that is not the language they use it sounds much better if you say privatization and deregulation that's sounds like such a intelligent and and sober way to go about it when you say finance google and all kinds of other sectors are extract sect. that doesn't
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feel so good it feels like something is getting taken out of the financial system it might as well be mining it has to go into other sectors and extract what makes it particularly dangerous unlike say more traditional forms of investment and corporate is that it can extract not just from the very rich but from anything including very modest step. even dollars one supported the free market. you know central the old also from gary and then perry former politician gosh but thomas campaign for hunger is transition from communism to the free market. but he was forty fight when that led to millions losing their jobs he puts this recent trend into historical context but. the term this is the same continent as him without responsibility without the
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political project without the royal navy without the rigid raj without introducing this and that this is just sheer economic and barley growth force being applied. without any kind of responsibility and any kind of. idea about economy future whatever to the weaker countries so basically i mean this is even worse than only it was because coal only ways in many ways to us this is a politics of totally responsible it's cheating everything and everybody in the same manner maximizing profits and neglecting strategy. and you know this is not the road me you know. company or a little general motors or the old standard oil that had some sort of policy that had some sort of construction that has been you know fresh out of the body go for
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it is and so on so forth these companies today didn't anybody not even a wrong one not even an evil one they just want they just want the money. much of that money flows through the city of london europe's biggest financial center. but how long london will retain that position is and always has britain walters in the referendum to leave that you enjoy in two thousand and sixteen. this utterly stunned the british and european establishment who blamed it on the economic laws or who they say are also in a fog. but britain was also the pioneer of privatisation in europe especially in places like port tolbert in wales . the last surviving blast furnace of britain's once mighty steel industry this facility was sold off in the eighty's and is now owned by the indian giant. the
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periodical trade into pose so i wonder is it really immigration or economics behind briggs. immigration it's not just a case of they coming over and say can i want jobs a lot of jobs that they've taken because people don't want to him anymore farmers will tell you our farmers cannot get people to go into a field and pick pick sprouts or whatever it might be just because we come out of europe doesn't mean to say it wish there were solve the problem because if you still can't get people to pick the stripes or to pick the fruits then you know that people into doing. what is the importance and significance of the steel factory. and how it all could change if laws that would be there things on ordinary citizens or families and so i want well paul told bush to risk all the other downstream suppliers that we've got you know we don't trust road which is fifty mile down the road that has every single heins team in this country origination ports over and
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he's then tinned in the effect in the economy if you will of sense when this would be simply added if anything happened to the knock on effect would be incredible you call it shops headdresses petrol stations self employed people you builders you carpenters all these people rely on the steel works because the people work if you feed them and if you water to remain. on the referendum. you're going to get. high i'm very disillusioned with. the. haarlem entry processes that go on stage where. the closely just turn your completely off i walk into walked. into the t.t. top player we know and i think. shop a great show that's where i. am for
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a change as much as in the rocky play their history of cheer. people nothing to lose each. so it isn't the immigration they're angry about but the colonial style extraction britain has practiced on itself for thirty five years the efforts of which are all just in marks hometown of tredegar which lost its steel mill in two thousand and thirteen. and all of this is now both permanent film like this one what was it before. it was fantasy that are writing things in our own right. past us and how is this connected with the steel works because this is sasa i mean last night. people can't afford to buy the product so use the same system now if you look around to see if i take away the trash that. this is the kind of place supposedly full of
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hatred for immigrants but it seems that resentment of foreigners has little to do with their anger at the e.u. in the pub i find out what the issue really is prepared for an economics lesson well styled. in short a new low in the liberal economic model full employment is not not of vital importance it's fatal to communities like this where full employment and industry were so important and the result is poverty crime. and the only really seen in inequalities which the neo litany are liberal new. has caused one major issue which is you've got companies who are bigger than countries so we've got a choice for that crossroads jew except that we're going down a road of this neo liberalism the neo liberalism lism of global corporations which then start to rule the world or we're going to start going well actually no i can't
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be allowed to what we got to get back to is assets of a british assets that the french assets the german are controlled by those states you know the biggest freight. company in this country is german or water companies or electrical cars in the east are all foreign surely the company right there finger after breaks it ok want to be open to the dangers of globalization nearly burst a wall or big companies will still be here and you have the opportunity for exploitation that's the way same with the renewable well right this would really make a big big difference because they control it whatever. how can this colonial process of dispossession be taking place in such a massive scale without becoming headline news. well this twenty first century colonialism doesn't ride into town waving
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a national flag he just seems to happen. but it's actually the result of the situations in the rules designed to be shipped and. i'm going to try and unravel this beginning at the port of calais you're going to. the so-called. triangle. which is a refugee camp. jungle is home to those trying to cross the twenty miles of sea between here and britain i was sitting between the french government's regular attempts to clear it at a time when it's still growing you can still see three thousand people here who are in a kind of limbo. people from syria afghanistan africa iraq and all those countries from war zones on the other hand everything is being done to preserve the flea floating well. to your eternal connects britain to europe and covers over one hundred billion dollars of trade a year. junkie is the director of public affairs. so
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while the channel tunnel carries a last live value the perishable the just in time components for manufacturing express deliveries the internet retail so companies can actually manage this dog in a constantly moving process that saves them from having warehousing saves them enormous costs and it means that they can have these integrated businesses that operate across the whole of europe. the pole area altered to five kilometers is like this. previously we had sort of boundary fence sort of thing you see around any factory or any industrial site then. people started to try and break down the fences so the answer was increased the caller says these are the two standards high security fences very difficult cut very different crime so we now
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have a very very sophisticated fencing and surveillance operation. and since october last year we have no disruption from the migrant process what about the refugees who came from syria from either many from greece who are actually also trying just to find a better life their future problem is something which is a geopolitical issue so we were company in business that operates between folks in cali we're not we don't have a role a major role in solving the refugee crisis that's for governments international institutions to to manage we have a role a responsibility to our customers to our shareholders to our own staff and to anybody who's on our side. euro tunnel security is now a seamless operation involving french and u.k. forces a relationship established only after the company sued the government in a special for putting forth over questions as to exactly where that responsibility cutting and what how much response from security on a shelf. and so. there was
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a case in the washington from patricia. in two thousand and that the president has set the record for the state of that responsibility. obviously from the perspective of the company you're a title it makes sense to ask the boss to be covered from the state because in the first place the state was responsible for the refugee crisis but it's very interesting to see what is precisely the mechanism which is being used here in order to get the costs being covered by the state. court of arbitration or to britain and france to pay your eternal twenty five million dollars for the cost of securing against migrants in the late ninety's. this is highly controversial so i'm going to the heart of the e.u. brussels to talk to someone who knows how the secret processes for.
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that court is part of the investor state dispute settlement mechanism known as the ice the yes which allows companies to sue states when their profits are tried. the whole point about the investor state dispute mechanism is that it runs outside the court system it's about a special sort of law for big corporations i.z.'s is part of that if you're right i stare says it's part of the t.t. ip so for most of the ordinary people if you mention something such as to tip. their. not understand what it is about i would say tip is the transatlantic trade and investment partnership and it's a major trade deal on the board being discussed now between the european union and the united states it has all sorts of implications you know from the food you ate the medicines you take the vehicles that you drive the energy that you have animal
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welfare whether you want to keep genetically modified organisms out of your crops you know if the worst comes to the worst and some of the big corporations get what they want this really is a could be a potential real rollback of a lot of the very valuable legislation that a lot of people who over the years to get in the european. public. supporters on the other hand say that harmonization of regulations will grow the european economy by tens of billions of dollars a year. so i thought it would be sensible to see the document and gene agreed to take me to the reading room for members of the european parliament it's not open to the public in any sort of way. you only get access to the documents if the institutions documents they are gives you permission. going.
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so if the united states says we're not willing to let you see our documents you don't going to see that. it's taken a massive european wide grassroots campaign for a made peace to be allowed to see the text of the t p agreement. and even now it was pulling hard to find. that's that's the number that i was going to blow there may be no where is that if if you're already the reading of yeah because what we were told was forcing some things that. you know now ok. i came. back they only got half instructions it's opposite force the seventy oh ok let's show you try to get the dog to get over this. no it's not that one let up at the top and in that case then it's. ok.
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because of you. know he says we can't film here because there was very little money what is this that if you will that you. know he confirms it is there all the huge trade agreement is behind that and find a bill unmarked door with a security keypad. thanks as a minister of finance of greece of one of the member states who was affected by these negotiations i had to sign a nondisclosure agreement promising that i would not reveal to my constituents to my voters that which i read if i was allowed to have a look at those negotiating documents this is preposterous and this is this is this is of the another moment of the democratic process representatives in
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a representative democracy keeping the de most of the opposite whom they represent in complete darkness about what they're saying on their behalf. so why all the secrecy we can leaks has exposed the t.t.p. and its siblings the transpacific partnership and a similar deal covering services so we're going to wrest control in terms. of the ecuadorian embassy in london she explains why we only know about disagreements from leaks. these big teeth three agreements peter beattie i think and t.v. . kept secret because otherwise there were injuries democratic opposition the population and i won't be possible to negotiate you conclude your conclusion i mean it's pretty obvious what do they tell us about the new global order and what their deaths on democracy these are the most significant. plan
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to reorder the legal and economic structure of the west and friends. at least since the construction of europe the nature of the agreements is a construction of a new legal and economic block or ultra neo liberal system which will which will cement alter your liberalism within your and a wide range of other countries in treaty form and treaties are very very hard to change because you need agreement of all the countries participating intreated change it so it is that the end of any other political project because only by violating the rule of law by tearing up these treaties that you agree to that in fact you can proceed in a different political direction i do think this process could be described as colonialism as a new kind in a way of colonialism yes it's
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a new multinational colonialism heinies. these trade agreements reveal hidden mechanisms to be true all this on the one hand colonized by multinational companies and financial institutions and on the other hand colonizing itself. however these very same forces are behind a more traditional style of colonization which is not through trade agreements but for bombs and wars. the u.s. british and french air strikes against president at the half in libya in two thousand and eleven swept away a regime that was controlling migrant fulls from africa into least huge amounts of weapons into an already unstable region. the females suggest the real reasons for france's involvement are less than humanitarian. gadhafi had accumulated more than one hundred forty three tons of gold and was planning to use
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this to introduce. an african diana as an alternative currency to the franc in francophone africa so this was a threat to french colonial worst. desires within the francophone countries. this reveals precisely how the refugees are linked to europe's economic crisis far from being some kind of a natural disaster as for or a flood it is europe's colonial behavior abroad that forces them to make that dangerous journey. and carry a philosopher agnes heller has lived through a lot of european history including losing her father in auschwitz she says the refugees challenge europe's core idea of itself. in the eighteenth century already and of first constitution of france to our right to rights became lex lot of it in
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the constitution the right of man don and the right of the citizen drug to sit so i am the program yes now does that to add in a conflict situation in iraq to do other men. and right would the basic goal of blank to take order to future yes because they are indeed the men like us they are like us they are born with reason and conscience and he cut right to liberty and to free and to all kind of freedoms and to live just like us so we have to lead them in and they are the hand the inventor's also the right of citizens in their country and is their citizens should decide who can and that their territory or not this is the right told us it is at the first time in our history short of his thirty two hundred years has learned it occurred that the right of man and the right us has
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insisted or out of the each other of course you good government can persuade a citizen to give priority to human rights a better government like us where is who is the citizen not to forget of our two my mates gentle. so maybe the danger they pose is not that one or even two million people. or five hundred million. but because admitting we should provide for these fellow humans would reveals how europe's own citizens have been stripped of their resources and democracy by this financial colonization. in episode two we look at how the anger and frustration this generates is manifesting itself politically on both sides of the spectrum. and
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search out some hope for europe's future. we don't want the state to involved because this is a and momentum people in fact and had to learn here not something i did to. hello there the rain has now east for many of us across queensland the satellite picture isn't picking up a great deal of cloud of talk most of the cloud is actually over the northern territory at the moment and for queensland it's largely fine and dry that should
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allow the flood waters to recede elsewhere and it's pretty hot imperf at the moment or that's the way it's going to stay as we head through monday and into tuesday temperatures around thirty four or thirty five degrees for us but also southeastern parts of australia where the winds are all feeding up from the south so here it's quite cool with melbourne struggling to get to around twenty one degrees and over towards the east and we've got the remains of a cycle own here that's just working its way towards the southeast so for the north island incredibly stormy very strong winds damaging seas and we've also got some terentia heavy downpours as well so that system moves through then as we head into chews day behind it will be a lot calmer or can there put it around twenty degrees if we get up towards japan here well it's been quite quiet recently weather wise the latest system just edging away towards the east but that didn't bring us a great deal of wet weather staying following force as we head through tuesday with the temperatures rising for tokyo this time getting to around seventeen degrees
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meanwhile towards the west even warmer for beijing up at twenty three. i am doing this for the benefit of people. so bad to see the importance of these. witness documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. the continent of antarctica is facing multiple threats from climate change to overfishing and tourism but now a campaign is underway to create the largest protected area on earth the remote waters of the world don't see stay with al-jazeera for a series of special reports from the greenpeace expedition to antarctica but we are
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witnessing around the world this whole remind me which is only looking at how to make the next profit devastating economies devastating ecosystems putting a price on the protection of nature green economy is sound good but it was all privatized sation of nature should our environment be for sale what we're trying to do this destroyed people to stabilize the plant much more giving them a financial incentive to do that pricing the planet at this time on al jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes two must surrounded syrian government forces caught east and
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