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protests in ukraine grow in size and number as the so-called million man march ends with a blockade of government buildings and an investigation into alleged attempts to seize power. a fresh round of arrests in bahrain brings the total jail to nearly three thousand in the almost three year uprising activists claiming the crackdown is intensifying. on the work the british government is accused of attacking trade unions ordering an investigation into protesting tactics.
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the world's top headlines live on r.t. international. in moscow and from the entire news team here look into the program anti-government protests in the center of ukraine's capital are expanding this after the opposition called on demonstrators to block the entire government quarter people have started to build their own barricades following the so-called millions march on sunday internationals paul scott is following the latest about. despite the fact that the the weather here in kiev has taken a turn for the worse hundreds of protesters still remain in the square behind me and hundreds of protesters are continuing their blockade of key governmental buildings now they've used wooden pallets and vehicles to effectively surround the administrative hearts of this country effectively trying to strangle the work of the government without taking over any more buildings by force now i want to see one of the picket lines number of the picket lines on sunday night particularly the
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one outside the presidential palace and you've got the rather surreal situation on one side of the blockade you have the police not allowing any protesters in and on the other side of the picket line. anyone in or out to do their daily work that day job so it's leaving at times to a rather tense standoff for their part the ukrainian security services have launched an investigation into what they're calling an attempt to seize power in the country on sunday the opposition also laid out their key demands to the government key among which were the freeing of any protesters who've been arrested throughout the course of these demonstrations the resignation of the government and a snap election but despite the opposition calls for the protests on the protesters to remain peaceful sunday also saw some of the opposition movement break rank as masked men tore down a statue on a monument to lenin here in kiev as my colleague arena ghoulish got reports.
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broadened smashed the statue of one revolutionary has fallen victim to a new generation of marys they call him the ultimate evil but somehow take their cue from his methods as lenin did a hundred years before then protestors in kenya have captured a very key to the handful of civic buildings. right now the scene there is a mix of a refugee camp a gypsy village hippie hangout. into rock concert with a whole lot of political slogans thrown in. this is what ukraine opposition calls a revolution others though have a different name for it we've seen things happening in ukraine we've seen a storm a government building you see violence we see. there's a bulldozer being used by smashing to government buildings if this was happening in happening in from germany then of course these people would be denounced as rioters
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yo i may be given very stiff prisons and the poses difference are getting a financial helping hands from contributors who drop cash into special collection box that has been set up and security is provided by this so-called revolutionary guard. youthen masks and helmets whose job is to ward off hostile forces from the gates of the city is a no the movement has been blocking the heart of the c.z. and its major thorold here for two weeks now. wants those who incite you to blockade the cabinet of ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of ukraine stop and think teachers' salaries doctors pay margins he said this is all depend on the continued functioning of this government. to know was e-mails no protest leaders are certain this paralysis is the right way to go in order to reach their glorious goal you see a pattern here of of escalation in provocation a very large public provocation
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a few nights ago they were using chains and tractors and of course the police as police do everywhere reacted with violence what would happen if someone drove a tractor and tried to drive it into the white house lawn you're going to tell me that there wouldn't be violence against the one hundred thousand people trying to break into the white house he didn't r.t. key of. saying just that tensions in central kiev are being stoked on social networks where all sorts of theories are being posted let's give you some of the rumors to proceed at sunday's mass rally where the most widespread messages were about the authorities planning a violent dispersal of the protests using special forces pulled into the capital from other regions the speculation was fueled further by reports that tanks were on their way to independence square now another widespread theory that's been circulating for the past week is that a thorough he's were about to introduce a state of emotions see none of these rumors came true but modern history professor
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mark almond he says it's wrong to underestimate the danger room and like these ones . there is a tent through a rumor mill to create a heightened sense of tension and alarm those who remember the so-called orange revolution in two thousand and four will remember we were told then that the russian suspects not special forces lurking in the woods in a careful way to crack down they weren't nothing happened so we're seeing a kind of propaganda war psychological war taking place using these rumors of both crackdown domestically and even foreign interference whilst at the same time the very western media the western governments who report these rumors completely ignore the evidence of their own involvement in supporting the opposition providing technical training camps providing financial and other forms of assistance providing a media platform for them and so on. now ukraine's protests have changed from being pro e u demonstrations are now mostly anti government but they remain the focus of
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attention certainly for european politicians mark arm and told us what's luring many of them straight on to independence square. first of all we see a parade of losers coming to care for the rest of all of the german foreign minister's party was annihilated in the recent general election it lost all the seats kaczynski the former polish prime minister is a loser. saakashvili the president of georgia reviled by the population for his brutality and the talks with his prisons coming because it gives them a sense of self-importance but also they're coming because the western part centers your progression in brussels mater and so on see ukraine as a key strategic factor they want to crane to be under their thumb under nato because they are deeply hostile to russia and poland based political and financial commentator patrick young he believes the politicians are simply using the ukrainian opposition for their own domestic purposes. any piece members of the
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european parliament are terrified that they're about to be outflanked by european forces in elections in four or five months time therefore they're doing anything to try and get a tinge of popularity and of course the way they do that in the socialist european superstate of the e.u. is try and be seen around liberal demonstrators at all times because it kind of inflates their ok credentials of looking like hippy liberals the truth is they have no coherent concept of why or what they could do with ukraine and in fact the worst thing that could happen in many senses is that ukraine knowledge signs this economic deal because if it did a lot of free movement of labor it would be chaos for europe as usual the european union a super state of humbug and hypocrisy and we are of course are following developments in the ukrainian capital on air and online also on our web site r.t. dot com that's where you can find the most dramatic photos and videos they continue
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to stream streaming i should say right here to r.t. international of course from the ongoing protests. it's a ten minutes past the hour here in moscow it's r.t. international a twelve antigovernment activists including some miners have been arrested in bahrain this brings the total number to twenty eight since the beginning of just this month protesters say the crackdown on their movement which started almost three years ago has only gotten worse in recent months the first violent crackdown was at the beginning of twenty eleven when four people died during clashes with police and just a few months later martial law was declared in gulf troops took the entire country under control after that time nearly a thousand people had been arrested for the number is now three times as high or the ninety people have been killed since then twenty twelve kicked off with a rally attended by hundreds of thousands of the people's voice was left on the
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hood so here we are in two thousand and thirteen and bahrain's king now decides to toughen the penalties for demonstrators there was old new protests more arrests every week is paul asleep. oh it's the arab spring is forgotten revolution nearly three years have gone by since the people of the rain inspired by the ancient unison and egypt goes up against an oppressive regime and demanded reform but their uprising was brutally crushed within a matter of weeks who have published their name in the picture of all the people responsible of the human rights violation in my country. starting from the small police officer and minister of interior reaching to the king of bahrain who is legally responsible of all the human rights violations and syud yousif elmo hafter has been forced to seek refuge in europe because of death threats against him and his family and i gather bahraini activists he criticizes washington and its allies
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for being quick to condemn crackdowns in some countries while ignoring others oh it's better than the human rights in bahrain and it was said to us it's better than human rights as a diversion or better and so that's why we are a victims. of the better standard because we lived in oil going to last week the global manami dialogue forum pointedly ignored the crackdown u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel made it clear in his speech that he was more concerned about military matters they want to feel that there are some you are really body are slaves so that's why they don't want anyone to talk about the process of lifting the if they give them cross either they are musing oh lord even . so very much thank you so far according to amnesty international more than a hundred people have been killed and almost three thousand imprisoned in the
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bahraini protests many more have been tortured in a crackdown there for mainz a father moved from the world's attention policia r.t. . was photobucket any politician of models oak he was arrested this autumn he says authorities are sending a clear signal to protesters that being stay away. the problem then is very basic to understand we have absolute authority concentrated in the. family and we need. to be shared. by the people in the through an inclusive political system that is retaining the. people rule of law was never meant. illegal. to the international community stand and your own forces biased police and courts that is one of the party so i thought was just part of the punishment part of the thread some feels today
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a position of the activists not to join them warm and calling for simple rights universal rights of their people to be equal to have dignity to participate in political system and to have the below comment that is fed with able to one. without international life or a moscow still to come for you in this program. columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here he speaks to a texan swaret about the effect of fracking after a series of earthquakes leaves locals dazed and confused. old. technology innovation all the developments around russia. the future. so the lesson we
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teach to the world is that the best way to defend yourself is to get yourself a nuclear weapon and of course the biggest culprit of using nuclear weapons and producing nuclear weapons and weapons about struction is my birthday should the united states and i find it absolutely insane that we sit here and talk about iran suppose that nuclear weapons program where you know the united states is producing every kind of weapon under the sun is spending more than every other military on the planet combined and it's involved in more war and more death and more suffering than every other nation combined and yet it's sitting there on a pedestal talking about other nations developing weapons of mass destruction it is insane that we even allow them to do this the first nation that needs to disarm without question is the united states. and i play this cleaner who's in love with the waitress on stage managing that there's an audience i used to take drugs and drink like. the police told me about the circus but i was such
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a punk i was like what circus. circus of clearly. and we break down stereotypes about kids from disadvantaged. a busy day for news here on our team to national thanks for joining us stateside we go to texas which is being hit by eighteen quakes in just the last month alone scientists are linking the tremors to fracking. the relatively new process of extracting shale gas from the ground and while the earth is literally shaking under
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the feet of nervous locals and if you corporations on of course the government remain unshaken in their decision to keep on drilling is going a teacher can. the columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here rebecca williams is showing me the cracks in her home after a series of earthquakes shook the area she has lived here for almost a decade and had never experienced an earthquake until fracking begin in her neighborhood i never know when the next one's going to hear it i don't sleep at night because they keep me awake at night it seems like a lot of them happened during the wee hours of the morning or in the middle of the night to texas real world commission the local agency that regulates the oil and gas industries trying to calm the residents fears it claims there is no direct link between the recent tremors and fracking injection wells in the area but the locals are not convinced it's a lot like living next to
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a time bomb but there's no timer on it because we aren't being told when the fracking is going to start or what the emergency perps eaters are in place if something does happen and so you're just constantly sitting and waiting and wondering is today the day is today the day so small a juice with the u.s. geological survey say fracking regularly triggers small earthquakes they foresee an even greater danger from wastewater disposal which involves pumping millions of gallons of water contaminated by chemicals deep underground where experts say it puts pressure on seismic fault and causes them to slip but despite seismologist warnings fracking well skip popping up just a few steps away from private homes and even community water wells nobody knows about any of this until it's too late and if they're already happened. even though the government is not concluded it studies on how fracking can affect the environment well operations are in full swing here in texas there are thousands of
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them impossible to miss and it seems no study can get in the industry's way if in fact you're asking the question of whether something could happen to halt shale production the united states i think it is hard. unlikely it is extremely beneficial to the national economy franking is being largely responsible for the booming u.s. energy production but maybe like we're back i fear they could be left to pay the price for her every week there is another tremor and another crack in her house she says she can't even sell it and leave the area we would have never moved here if we would have thought that all of this was going to go out and we were going to live in the middle of a wasteland we would have never moved here. and now are stuck while energy companies are rubbing their hands in the anticipation of gigantic profits from fracking people who live just steps away from gas wells or increasingly fearful about the water that they drink about the land that their homes are standing on and
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they don't trust the government assessment of the damage from fracking because they say the oil and gas industry will make sure that no conclusive study comes out even if it does come out that it doesn't become a basis for effective regulations in texas i'm going to check on. or let's break it down for you why people are so worried about fracking many believe that chemicals used in this process can accumulate in the soil causing water and even air pollution activists claim there are over a thousand documented cases of contamination and right next to the drilling sites the health risks could include sensory and respiratory damage and get more of the dangers of fracking just by heading to our website dot com. and while you there are laws to check out for you for example record high radiation levels at fukushima exposed saying it could kill an exposed human in just twenty minutes at all if you dot com we've got more details on this and other problems plaguing the crippled nuclear site also why you have
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a brand new interview with julian assange he says the u.s. government reacted to revelations from wiki leaks like skin beetles are reacting to sudden daylight more about it online for you right now. art international coming to you live from moscow where the british prime minister is accused of waging a war on trade unions after it launched an inquiry into one organization's strike tactics david cameron wants a review of an industrial standoff at an oil plant in scotland which almost led to the factories closure details here with r.t. correspondent sara. it was the industrial disputes that almost cost thousands of
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people killed and sparks union protests the g. comparisons the aggressive tactics of the nine hundred seventy with apache chemical plant grains mountain scotland's pulses in eels since reached an agreement with the unite union involved in that dispute but it doesn't and the prime minister david cameron has launched an independent inquiry into the union's behavior of the scenes that were described as intimidating bully like tactics mud style behavior when protesters gathered outside managers houses and the now infamous inflatable rat well the inquiry is also going to be looking at the employers behavior but the union unite at the smith's be inquiry as a tool we stunk was that this despite this is the union bashing well earlier we spoke to one persist trade union leader bob crow to find out what he thought about it and some of these chief executives and managers. around the place which you know
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exam of them who go to church on a sunday and say that they believe that. god was going around. michael moore's movie for work. then we've got the right to protest and the science and. a commission. and he. tried to call to action we would love to think you know. it's i will persuade people. in the best interests. of the employer concerned he's making mommy mommy mommy expensive private division so hence the reason why. i've only got one really tall. order for him to school that's the brewery. of the
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jungle of capital. some of the global global headlines are safe for you in brief let's jump into the anti world update now we'll start in indonesia where a passenger train collided with a truck that was carrying gasoline it happened at a rail crossing seven people died twenty two carriages derailed and cold fire passengers from the other coaches were able to climb free of the cause right now the accident is under investigation. following sustained protests in bahrain call thailand's prime minister has dissolved parliament and called new elections to be held in february despite better how to run a hundred thousand demonstrators have gathered for fresh rallies they want a prime minister and cabinet to step down and not in an interim administration. was triggered by an amnesty bill for an ex prime minister ousted in two thousand and six on charges of abuse of power he also happens to be the brother of the current leader. and the death of an indian man after
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a bus hit severe riots in singapore with little india district one hundred sold rocks at police and torched cars at least sixteen people were hurt most of them police officers and twenty seven arrests were made and this marks the first rioting in singapore for three decades. a football match in brazil and did with fierce fighting between hundreds of rival fans at least three people seriously injured and taken to hospital riot police using rubber bullets to break up the violence. and problems become a fairly common in the country and it is inevitably raising security concerns ahead of next year's world cup. or thanks very much for joining us here on the international union about a fire here in half an hour but for now it's sophie shevardnadze coming your way in just a moment. just
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imagine a foreign leaders like alexander lukashenko or vladimir putin just showed up at anti e.u. protests and giri greece are hungry to urge people to leave the e.u. and join up with your asian customs union obviously the big media would be on fire screaming that this is part of an attempt to usurp democracy and steal the country's away some sort of imperialist agenda and you know what they might be right about that but the weird thing is that for some reason the mainstream media isn't talking about foreign politicians speaking to and or possibly agitating protesters in ukraine like speaker of the lithuanian parliament loreto grows in india and e.u. vice president got sick put to sea of each and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski
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he had the european union brassfield is just fine for their politicians to go to foreign countries and fire up protestors to start a pro e.u. revolution but then all their journalists write about is how russia is trying to put pressure on ukraine to not join the e.u. the obvious hypocrisy of this stinks all the way up to moscow but that's just my opinion.
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hello welcome to sophie and co i'm so c. shares are not say canada o'keefe served as a hero as were weaned but after being discharged he was left with only a feeling of the disappointment he burned his password and dedicated himself to a different cause his rich apps of his biography includes being a human shield in iraq sailing on again. protecting marine life in how i am helping to establish dialogue with iran and he is our guest today. as a marine. force against iraq it shuttered his view of the world.
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ever since he has been fighting a war against more placing american bombs as a human shield or ruining the gaza blockade he is never afraid to speak truth to power what makes him take action for others so i'm here with activist candace o'keefe it's really. really great to have you on our show ken as i know that you've led a human shield action in iraq right before the war started and then you were deported do you follow what's going on in iraq now for example the november death toll was almost a thousand and two thousand and thirteen is the deadliest year since two thousand and eight why do you think the removal of saddam hasn't improved the lives of iraqis or has it i don't know. what i think we really want to know the truth about the invasion of iraq there's clearly some some incentives for the invasion the oil securing oil was was one of. establishing permanent military.

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