tv [untitled] November 14, 2012 5:00am-5:30am EST
well. this is with me a welcome to the program millions of european workers have united against austerity measures as a strike. portugal greece and. the message will be supported in other e.u. states as protests are expected all across the continent on the eve of a. riot police in. portugal the start of the strike was marked by angry crowds taking to the streets resulting in quite a large number of arrests and while the population is struggling to make its message heard to flee the turmoil. outside the union but still on the continent. the story. and also terri g.
house anyone in need is welcome here in the queue for food traditionally immigrants from somalia and are many and but and this is new some europeans as well. who want a father of three came here from spain eleven months ago after he lost his job and gained debts instead of going to be able to put out i came here with hope i was forced to leave spain due to the economic crisis and bank recession here i work and make three thousand euros a month and i can pay my debts in spain. milena is not queuing for food she cooks originally from colombia she first immigrated to spain but the crisis pushed her move further on she now works at a cafe in no wiese famous movie museum and while she serves those who come here to admire the world famous scream she says her life if only they knew would probably provoke an even stronger impression on the visitors. when it's hard it's not as
easy as they show it on t.v. you go from one country to another like a rolling stone you have kids and nothing to feed them with and no job. in september the unemployment rate within the eurozone hit a record high of eleven point six percent in the seventeen countries united by a common currency more than eighteen million people are now out of work that's an increase of around five thousand every day since august during the years of growth year of was in desperate need of a cheap labor force and therefore provided immigrants from all over the globe with work but with the worst economic crisis since the second world war now in the gulf in the continent not only is the label to provide jobs for outsiders it cannot even create works for locals turning the tables and sending many of those in a search for a better life abroad to no way for example and on eurozone and only used state two factors some analysts say that have averted this scandinavian country from disaster
. in our region krone is one of the safest currencies in europe many people here in germany and in other european countries believe that our monetary system is being pressed up against the wall and this makes us weak. when the economic crisis fully engulfed greece last year brussels was on alert then a bailout treaty brought hope and relief apparently premature spain and portugal joined the club and someone will still be others to come let's release switzerland and norway and not say you members they're doing better than any other european country sweden denmark and the czech republic the e.u. but non euro countries and we never hear things about their whole system when it steals all the major powers from states political economic diplomatic and military and give it to brussels and washington is doomed with german chancellor angela merkel saying at least five more years will be needed to recover and it's clear
countries like no we will not have a deficit in labor force at least some more decades greif notion r t from no way germany and france. and if you can i do stay with us here on r.t. for our continued coverage of the e.u. make a strike as workers are rallying unite against austerity. and it's good to have you with us here on r t it's a day france has become the first western country to recognize the new syrian rebel coalition as the sole legitimate voice of the syrian people the u.s. and other european nations to stop short of agreeing with that they're saying the foreign based group should first show that it's able to represent syrians inside the country of paracelsus that it would look at arming the rebels as well. as the story. the french president francois hollande said that the syrian opposition
coalition would act as a temporary government in the future and he said that it would be the tosca of the syrian opposition to now establish a transitional government and earlier in the week six gulf states recognize the opposition coalition which we could tolerate foreign minister saying that this recognition now removed obstacles to the securing of weapons to the syrian opposition it is important to make a distinct parallel with what we've seeing back on the tenth of march two thousand and eleven we saw the same scenario unfolding when france was the first country to recognize the transitional national council which was essentially the opposition fighters in libya and this is what we witnessing this parallel situation now in syria what happened in libya and following that french recognition back in libya this set the pavement for international recognition and ultimately lead to foreign forces intervening in that country the arab league which is arguably the most important body in the arab world has given
a hesitant welcome to this opposition coalition it has however stopped short of recognizing it as the legitimate voice of the syrian people and then you have members of the arab league such as iraq and lebanon that have not fully given their support to opposition fighters in their attempt to topple the syrian president bashar assad there are a number of questions and concerns still outstanding not least among them the whole question of the supply of weapons the question of foreign intervention and also the question of who makes up this opposition coalition and has for days if not weeks now been fractured by internal bickering it is essentially a patchwork of organizations and people that have very different political and religious backgrounds and affiliations so many people are asking well if in fact it is effective and how effective its connections and its ties are with the syrian opposition that is active inside syria. aarti course want to. now francis full endorsement of the syrian opposition unity bloc comes amid fears that there is
a growing number of extremists fighting on the side of the rebels. from the free syrian army the military branch of the opposition told us that their commanders are not always in total control of the combatants and the free syrian army is not a regular army but the soldiers of the revolution some troops claim to be part of the if it's seated at the same time do not follow orders killings to police but as we are in a revolution we cannot control such events certainly there are some extremists some gangs and some who want to take advantage of the growth of. this is are to their head for you in this hour china's ten years into the top of a look at the challenges facing the fast growing economy and whether the country's new leaders can tackle. that created army generals falling from grace in connection with the racy scandals is becoming an alarming trend in washington the career of the current commander in afghanistan is now in jeopardy after he became entangled in the case that led to the resignation
of cia chief david petraeus but had to quit after revelations of an affair with his biographer emerged as a result of a probe launched after complaints by a florida socialite who received many e-mails she said amounted to harassment and now general allen who succeeded petraeus in afghanistan is also under investigation over inappropriate communications with the very woman who started it or discussing the coaching verse now with charlie are from the school of international affairs live for us in india a great pleasure to see we're here on r.t. today third the careers of some of america's most celebrated military leaders mcchrystal patrol allen all once commanders in afghanistan appear to be toppling one by one would you call this a coincidence or. you doing you also have to add mctiernan. earlier so this is actually the fourth surgeon route was commanded afghanistan and
i think i am told that now there is this sort of commander's curse but if you think about it being a long drawn out war that has gone no beer is bound to lead to these kind of you know sort of personal scandals i don't see these as personal i mean there's clearly you know political impact if not a motive when these things happen because of public figures commanding tens of thousands of troops you know to do some tree war that's going nowhere i'm just reminded of you know lincoln and rosa were i mean they were in major wars in the firetruck seven years. you know those days seems to have come back you know began by the united states have to look at it in the perspective of long wars and the stress of come on and off the cover of these stephanie has implications for the war that's going on there as well as the incident in libya when the u.s. ambassador was killed recently all of these are connected and the timing there's
also institutional rivalry quite a few and also charlie i mean very very sick a point let's jump in for a moment here you know he did was a good point about the ongoing war on terror in afghanistan and many people out there you know they do call afghanistan the graveyard of empires and as the war on terror succeeding has the taliban retaken afghanistan where is al qaeda are they now in pakistan the thing is we have these men who have all received praise for their military strategies and yet now we see the generals being punished for professional blunders but for adultery is it because people particularly in the west enjoy a sexy juicy sex scandal or is there something more to it than that. well paula broadwell's father saying that this is something else altogether and there is a belief among many people and i don't think it's a conspiracy theory it's clearly you know and the timing eastport suspicious the fact that general petraeus of course to have testified on what was happening in benghazi on the night when the u.s. ambassador was cute clearly there's a little i mean barbara root supposed to have said that there what she had she was
privy to private information that the cia was holding some militia members prisoners close to where the u.s. ambassador was killed in benghazi and is this whole you know i didn't do you know people who were going because not betray a scam artist if i apparently and he second income one mistake nobody's going to survive that is one the water not going to stand definitely i think the times are different we are in a time where you know the military has been glorified so much by both the parties that have occurred to the republicans over the last you know years of war that it's hard for them to you don't pin point fingers and say that look you know we have messed up and we've made mistakes but rather but you've got a child and i mean regardless regardless of sex scandals and i know now these are chinese whispers going around and around and around many say this could be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to petraeus is down for the potential of john allen's downfall or as you were saying kiran earlier as well here on the program there does seem to be a growing feeling that perhaps extramarital affairs just really are the tip of the
iceberg here but is it possible that it makes for a useful destruction for the u.s. public that's been supporting this u.s. war on terror now for a decade and plus is it possible that it's a juicy distraction otherwise what's the point in covering all this network air time about some guys who had affairs. yeah i mean you know i'm sure these kind of transgressions happen on a much larger scale than get reported but they're all of the f.b.i. are you going to be pretty suspicious i mean in fact leon panetta is on record saying that the f.b.i. should have informed the house the congress much earlier and what was the what kind of explored big growingly were they trying to expose the cia you there's clearly this institution right will be chosen long history of public your public opinion i think you know the administration the stool turned over as. our own reelection did that you know we're going to end acute are normal who are are we going to end our lives you know some generals are smeared i don't know i mean we need to explore how
the public relations disaster that's happening right now and probably ease related to the larger political issue. going to sources of these wars and the recriminations that are bungler could at the end of every major war make this we did not yield anything in the form of victory or a concrete outcome for the united states talk us or i'm charlie professor and dean of the school of international affairs live for us in india thanks for coming on the program today. but more opinion and speculation on what's behind this high profile scandal at r.t. dot com you can head there to have your say on what to make of the timing here get involved because here for this hour from our web site are the numbers at the moment to see how your vote in just over a third saying the damning information came out to prevent general petraeus from testifying about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi a little over a quarter believing it's part of a bigger plot to overhaul leadership and a number of top jobs and nineteen percent for this hour saying the timing is linked to the u.s. presidential vote for the cover up taking place to ensure his reelection and now
the same number seeing the play saying it's purely petraeus is a mistake that led to his downfall there's still time for you to cast your vote just head over to our dot com home page. let's get to our top story for you here on our two year european workers are united against austerity measures as a. strike kicks off and written spain portugal greece and italy that message will be supported in of the e.u. states as protests are expected all across the continent life not to want to serve in madrid latest update on this hello to you sara today strike has been dubbed historic millions of europeans united in coordinating protests against austerity i dare off the question what can we expect. well the strike starting early today here in the trade we're in the center and you can see behind me the police cars already lining the streets we got
a police helicopter overhead we're already getting figures in that being a number of arrests soon around food plus arrests already made today here in the trade of course is not just spain the striking today is portugal we've got greece we've got it's really all getting involved in this movement and a number of other countries as well belgium cyprus molton the united kingdom are also you going to be having various demonstrations throughout the day rallying around this one message and that is no new tool stereotype and now we've been covering the story very very closely since the very beginning of the euro crisis and as time has gone on we've seen other devastating story the horrifying figures continue to climb in spain here the main in more than twenty five to ten unemployment portugal where we were just a day or two they get a record heights of fifteen percent unemployment in greece of course they have
received levels of unemployment that twenty five percent plus when you put these figures together absolutely devastating numbers of people now out of what he was suffering under these very straight all-star team as you say it's estimated more than twenty. five million people unemployed across europe and for the first time now we're seeing this protest movement forcing foodies in akutan ated demonstration is all these countries get together to take part in europe in isolation of the debate is really going to be another wake up call to your opinion leaders that we talk a lot about austerity of course a last couple of days we've been talking to people in europe we've been on twitter using the hash tag austerity means asking people how this is affected their lives in the stories just keep on coming in i mean really the media across europe now is that enough is enough is the european leaders continue to push these countries look
already on the brink even further which very closely today what happens you going to see these large scale movements will it be a game changer will the european leaders actually listen to this we know we know just about a weeks time before the brussels budgetary debate going to be hashed out all we going to see a change of time well it's very uncertain it remains on likely of course the scene european leaders very very committed to this will start you've got countries like portugal that in the possibly much more accepting now also getting very very angry in the same to me really changing their nose he said for the first time you're saying this close the borders in this you are going to strike a full us throughout the day we're going to be keeping you updated of course watching very very closely as the details of fodor's this european mega strike continues going to the way across the continent here or so let's update our viewers very quickly on the latest stats we have regarding the first european mega strike out of madrid six hundred flights canceled twenty percent of train service is
running portugal lisbon metro closed one hundred sixty flights canceled and more stoppages in greece as well we're checking in with you sir for throughout the day here on our three live in madrid thanks very much for the day and back with more global news in just a sec. gracefully . it is a way of life traditionally the people are. also highly skilled and organized. depending. on the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the sea here for families work together to manage nearly
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more news today violence has once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. operations or the day. this is a chinese leader who stepped down as the head of the communist party clearing the way for his successor a vice president. is expected to take over as the party leader on thursday and the
next president in march the transfer took place at the party congress which was drawn to a close in the country's capital the big question is how the new leadership will affect the beijing's relations with the top political and economic rival the us which continues its military expansion in china's backyard analyst john nesbitt says america's strategy is an indication of its weakening position on the world stage. westwards the. wind power or powers that receive the always. or. somehow or the stabilizer mediator or agreements there are. those issues what. the east. with the rise in the east you have a lot. of latin america and africa
and asia and i just ahead for you here on our list of brings out the latest edition of capital account. the sun rises over what seems like and lowest forest but here in the new directions cry for hundred kilometers north of light of all storms as in much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system for filing down the forests of the region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis the world wildlife fund for nature makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop the logging but it's not easy lager set up trucks making them hard to reach an already rough
terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this is a nature reserve we're only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according to law and not a single berry can be picked but loggers like this use their sanitary logging permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable timber over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy to forests or is in our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander someone in ca has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the
ground is soft here which means that the twelve tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quite. nor to not scare them off as we get closer . this team says they're illegal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he's overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it i guess the government now is they started so therefore more for all forest legislation so as soon as the polls and so on we've got the new forest court and according to a little over for us the guys in the in the forest through the still forest courts still doesn't work just. as no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone they'll sell it all to china what will the people who
live afterwards do. it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm more in the store here in washington d.c. these are your headlines for tuesday nov thirteenth two thousand and twelve the new york stock exchange suspended trading and more than two hundred companies for most of the trading day yesterday according to the f.t. guess why a technical glitch so added to the list last crash facebook like out all high frequency trading a component involves the f.t.c. commissioner bart chilton is on the show to talk about what should be done and why
it's taken so long to be frank and wall street journal reports a federal jury cleared two former money market mutual fund managers of fraud charges. this reportedly gets to the issue we've seen so often of how difficult it is to prove intent in these financial fraud or manipulation cases so does the law need to change when it comes to intent or the burden of proof of it o'barr chilton thinks so so we'll talk to him and speaking of intent also find out about this season ten with regard to m.f. global and the ongoing silver market manipulation probe plus congress are turned to work today they have seven weeks to avert the fiscal cliff or to go off of it so to speak we're sick of the term we ask you to rename it the response was overwhelming we're below our top ten new names in loose change let's get to today's capital account.
from silver market manipulation to high frequency trading to m.f. global or p.f.g. best we are so much what is going on with this probe we've heard about where our regulators where are charges answering to all of that part chilton's the f.t.c. commissioner a democratic member of the city of d.c. and author of the book pawns ammonium how scam artists are ripping off america we spoke to him earlier first thanks so much for being on the show sure good to be with you it's great to have you know i want to start actually with this the f.t.c. silver manipulation probe just to back up in august we had the front page article in the financial times saying a four year investigation into the possible manipulation of the silver market looks increasingly likely to be dropped after u.s. regulators failed to find enough evidence.