tv [untitled] November 14, 2012 10:00am-10:30am EST
rising up against austerity millions of europeans sign up for a block wide action against cuts with mass protests underway in almost every nation on the concept. of sex scandal triggered by revelations the former cia chief cheated smashes america's p.r. push in afghanistan and topples the reputation of the current celebrity come on. says the head of its military wing has been killed in gaza by an israeli air strike and declares war on the jewish state in retaliation. for a former syrian a rebel coalition secures overwhelming recognition from france while other european states and the us hold back.
news live from moscow this is art to be with me rule research show welcome to the program it's a day of unity like europe hasn't seen in years though for all the wrong reasons a series of mega protests are underway across the bloc millions expected to show up the numbers sounding chorus saying no to austerity already we're seeing violence in spain as protesters duke it out with the police with similar scenes pouring in from the italian city of milan let's now hear from sara firth at the epicenter of it all in madrid. 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 there's been a number of arrests already made today here in madrid of course is not just spain
the striking today is poor trickle we've got grace we've got italy all of getting involved in this movement and a number of other countries as well belgium cyprus motor the united kingdom are also going to be having various demonstrations throughout the day old rallying around this one message and that is no new tool sterritt a now we've been covering the story very very closely since the very beginning of the euro crisis and as time has gone are we seeing how the devastating stories the horrifying figures continue to climb in spain here the minute more than twenty five percent unemployment portugal where we were just a day or two to make a record highs of fifteen percent unemployment in greece of course receive levels of unemployment that twenty five percent plus when you think pull these figures together slowly the devastating numbers of people now out of work he was suffering
under these very strict a starting basis is estimated more than twenty five million people unemployed across europe this is the first time now we're seeing this protest movement forcing food is in akutan ated demonstration is over these countries get together to take part in europe in isolation of the debate is really going to be another wakeup call the european union leaders that we talk a lot about austerity of course say the last couple of days we've been talking to people in europe we've been on twitter easing the hostile austerity means asking people how this is affected their lives in the stories just keep on coming in and really the media across europe now is that enough is enough is the european leaders . continue to place these countries that are already on the brink even further watch very closely today what happens you're going to see these large scale movements will it be a game changer will the euro here leaders to listen to this all of 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 all the way across the continent our correspondents are reporting from a druid and a with jobs increasingly scarce and little prospects down the line southern europe is experiencing an exodus of workers having lost hope in these dreary economic times many southern europeans are opting to travel north to find their fortunes as it is more often often reports eyes are now on the politicians who are struggling to bring about prosperity back home. and those low terry teahouse anyone in need is welcome here in the queue for food traditionally immigrants from somalia but and this is new some europeans as well. who want to father of three came here from spain and even months ago after he lost his job and gained debts instead to do in a given that i was there 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 ways famous movie music 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 and 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 for 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 and 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 able 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 know we for example and on eurozone and only used state two factors some analysts say that have averted this can even 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 is when the economic crisis fully engulfed greece last year brussels was on alert then a bailout treaty brought hope and relief apparently for mature spain then portugal
joined the club and someone will still be others to come let's raise switzerland and norway are not a you members they're doing better than any other european country denmark and the czech republic the e.u. 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 it's clear countries like no we will not have a deficit in labor force at least some more decades grief notion r t from no way germany and france. i doubt it's got some opera. but on the financial side of things i'm now joined by financial advisor wealth manager michael peter pollie coming to us here on the program our welcome to the program i live from london good to see you today let's get straight to the point here as we all know the austerity
measures the problem is there's too much debt to get rid of the debt you either have to make money or save where you can now the protesters neither want to work in the old age nor tolerate the cuts some are saying someone should tell these protesters to go back find a job and start earning money what's what's your take on the. jobs available. in many ways it's not the populations folks that series of governments over the years have created the situation that we have now which is far too much. benefit system which is. out of control punitive taxation levels paying for. a side state and that's the same case even most of the west in most of the western economies and these hangover of of large amount is going to take a long time to to sort out well that's certainly what one of the issues that we see
protests now for over a couple of years with people protesting protesting against austerity measures and tax hikes pension cuts cuts in education and health care as well is simply a solution to try and get these struggling eurozone members back on track i want a solution for europe what everybody is trying to avoid and this solution has to be the full fiscal integration or a split up of the euro was the why now you can keep printing money all day long and keep refinancing as the day continues to accumulate. and to grow and try to avoid dealing with the fundamental problem the fundamental problem is that the structure of the year i would use the words as i said are you. for financial integration of the u.s. or course you can just keep printing money and monetize keep monetizing the same thing but there isn't a fundamental problem with that so we're going to leave the more problems are
farther down the road one way or another this is asking me to be the longer we delay. is the bigger the crunch is going to be sunny there are some that are saying that politicians are hesitant to do any type of radical maneuvering amongst these austerity measures because they're want to have any issues on their watch and here we're talking about millions of people across the entire continent twenty countries of people people now doing these demonstrations and protests in madrid over sixty detained forty approximately injured and they're using rubber bullets in madrid it's got to a point now where suddenly there's a sense of exasperating all the politicians listening to the cries and screams and shouts of the people i think so i don't think they have been for years and in fact when. europeans are asked about your typical you know and of course we've stated move towards more centralized europe we
did many she demands of sovereignty over the years and of course the like should really be consulted and many would say that it's that it's a massive gravy train and. you are real people. in spain and greece coaching a failed state basis when you get a. government that simply can't manage to get to two to keep going. and employment ridiculously hard my mark i'm sort of jumping i'm running so a long time but i must ask you one final question here before i let you go as we see all these austerity protests and further austerity hikes and cuts across the eurozone the e.u. is just approved giving five billion. euro's worth of aid to egypt at the height of what some are saying the biggest protests in the history of the struggling euro zone what do you make about the handout. the.
party shoes will try and buy influence obviously we've. farms and egypt is a specific case where we want to try to keep them on our side and that probably what that is about but you're probably not a good idea when you're trying to save money markets pollie a financial adviser and wealth manager thank you for joining us live from london. well i do stay with us if you can hear on r.t. our continued coverage of the e.u. mega strike workers continue to unite against austerity. so good to have you with us here on r.t. today syria's foreign form of rebel coalition is collecting international approval of france's the first western states a recognize it as the sole voice of the syrian people other european nations and the u.s.
which was behind the group set up stopped just short of doing the same by the rebel coalition was made up of various opposition factions after marathon talks in qatar capital doha and washington says the bloc should first show its able to represent syrians inside the country professor of international relations mark almond says the u.s. is trying to act as though it's not actually meddling directly in syrian internal affairs. the united states wishes to lead from behind to use the term that was used about obama's role in libya it wants to give the impression that there are regional states playing was part of european states like france the other is the new united states is a bit of a quandary about who to support. in syria in the sense that we don't know exactly who come out on top president along with the new coalition is more the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people but also been known to be the future government of syria but by definition
a democratic governor has to be decided by the people in the country rather than by her own sponsors the point is that we have a chaotic and horses we have a growing role of islamists and this limits of course supported by the islamic regimes in saudi arabia or belt states they are not worried by the sort of people who were very long beards and very taliban like after all they supported the taliban in afghanistan until two thousand and one now the free syrian army says it's not in control of who exactly is fighting within its own ranks a spokesman of the key military branch of the syrian opposition admits that a growing number of extremists have joined the rebel forces. the free syrian army is not a regular army but the soldiers of the revolution some troops claim to be part of the f.s.a. but at the same time do not follow orders killings take place but as we are in a revolution we cannot control such events certainly there are some extremists some gangs and some thieves who want to take advantage of the.
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the past week we now understand of this just coming in that israeli authorities are now using this as an excuse to levy some sort of strike against gaza let's cross over to walk he's told bob and he's live in telling. us more on this tom good to see you let's talk about any reaction from hamas now to this whole high profile killing what are you hearing. yes rory well in the past few hours this been a rapid some rapid developments with this story really quite alarming developments potentially the latest that we know is that jobbery was killed in an israeli airstrike inside gaza revers also died with him apparently his own son as well he was the head of hamas is military wing in response to this how mass has said that now exists a heightened state of affairs with israel we've also contacted the the israeli defense ministry here they refused to say very much we have heard
reports of an operation cloud pillar. this been started by the israeli defense forces israeli forces over israel we're not sure exactly what that is and the precipices here refuse to tell us exactly what it is but they have said that this is all of this is for a targeted attack on terrorist infrastructure inside gaza it is difficult to state how potentially dangerous all of this is it only really started back at the weekend with the. hamas militants firing rockets from gaza and reportedly today israeli defense sources say rockets potentially fired from over the egyptian border into the south of israel and also there has been an israeli strike at the weekend which killed four were inside gaza including three
children the potential for this operation and for hamas is hamas is replies to kick off. a real war in gaza over the scale of two thousand and eight to nine when israel launched operation cast lead with the same. purpose with ground troops on the ground that potential is very real so we're seeing a rapidly developing situation here that may indeed have the real potential to start a war between gaza and israel. well certainly tommy may have just started a war you've been talking to us live from tel aviv according to the israeli defense forces of the killing of alger body is a prelude to an israeli military operation in gaza and then seconds ago tom i reports coming in right now a very large explosions in gaza city we'll be checking with you later to get more on this artist on bought an internal beef thank you. now the u.s. campaign in afghanistan has suffered a military grade blow with at least two celebrity generals and veterans of the
intervention falling rather swiftly from grace a sex scandal that started with the revelations of the ex cia chief having an affair has now claimed the reputation of the current afghan campaign commander artie's lucy catherine off reports. in the papers that here in afghanistan petraeus star and battlefield felt at cia by an affair situation the reaction on the ground has been one of outrage people are really quite confused by this whole scandal one of the comments that i heard from a person who wish to be anonymous in the foreign ministry is office was they founded really indicative of how well the afghan war effort is going in terms of u.s. policy if the top general in charge of it had time to send twenty to thirty thousand pages worth of inappropriate e-mails people here have also expressed some confusion as to why these kinds of scandals would force these top men to resign and not for example the scandals that have really resonated among the people here on the ground for example the tragic massacre by a u.s.
soldier of sixteen civilians here in afghanistan the burnings of the koran by officials here as well as regular policy as like for example night raids which are so controversial here that often result in the deaths of civilians so people are quite confused by this scandal they're not quite sure what implications will have on the u.s. war effort here in afghanistan and of course it's coming on the heels of very important talks between the u.s. and afghanistan the two countries have been in negotiations over what the u.s. will do with the remainder of its sixty eight thousand troops that are here that are due to withdraw by the twenty fourteen deadline some analysts i've spoken to on the ground here in kabul think that this embarrassing scandal will really be sort of a pardoning chip for some factions in afghanistan to be able to effectively get more of what they want to say well look you know you guys here in the u.s. military top brass don't necessarily have the credibility to pull off certain policy options and that's really been the concern as one of the fall outs of the scandal but of course if we look at the big picture in terms of u.s.
policy in afghanistan it really has been crisis after crisis it's not just these resignations betray us and the implication of general allen we've seen the u.s. spend nearly six hundred billion dollars in its eleven year effort in afghanistan the insurgency the taliban insurgency has low. actually remained on the ballot by that we've also see in the u.s. actively shifting towards other policies for example trying to train afghan soldiers to take over after twenty fourteen and that too has been marred by scandal with nearly fifty four americans being killed in the so-called green on blue attacks showing that the u.s. influence is really waning here in this country another concern is of course the implication on the morale of the troops here the american troops who are not necessarily welcomed in this country they're not the scandal is not going to help them continue to operate on the ground and there's also the concern that the u.s. is really shifting from person based policy to a robotic policy what i'm referring to is the drone strikes and has seen three
hundred and thirty three drone strikes in the past year alone that's more than pakistan somalia and yemen combined. charlie or from the school of international affairs believes the generals main mistake was ultimately not a. failure in afghanistan. you have to look at it in the perspective of long wars and the stress of camano feed you are enough cover up these definitely has implications for the war that's going on there as well as the incident in libya when the us ambassador was killed recently all of these are connected and the timing there's also is dushan rivalry quite a few angles to be said the musician the stool turned over as obama city as we treat our own reelection did that you know we're going to end it if you are normal for are we going to end unless you know some generals are smeared i don't know i mean this we need to explore how the public relations disaster that's happening
right now in unraveling ease related to the larger political issue of both the disastrous of these wars and the recriminations that are blown to occur 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. of course you can always get much more news online at r.t. dot com including a clampdown on criticism in the united arab emirates online of story of how the government of the gulf state has responded to what it calls an insult against the nation. also in the zero tolerance way of fighting internet piracy one man in america is jailed for fifteen years for selling six counterfeit disks starts about the same sentence as some murderous get.
life from moscow this is r.t. a chinese leader who gentile has stepped down as the head of the communist party clearing the way for his successor and a once in a decade transition a vice president it is interesting is expected to take over as the party leader on thursday and at the next president in march. the transfer took place at the party congress which was drawing to a close in the country's capital and the big question is how the new leadership will affect china's relations with its top political and economic rival the us. john nesbitt says america is desperately trying to maintain its position in the face of the vastly emerging east. board who were. whining. or of ours who received the always. or truth. of the words or.
was issued what. with the rise in the east you have a lot. of latin america now in the asia. let's get some other global news for you here on our team reports now of up to twenty fatalities in a series of explosions across iraq in central baghdad kabul targeted a senior general killing a guard and his envoy in the multiethnic city of kirkuk nine were killed in four civil tenuous blasts ten were also killed in a marketplace in a village south of the capital and there were more detonations in other villages though without any fatalities the attacks come on the eve of the islamic new year festival a special date for shia muslims who are the prime target for al-qaeda. jordan has seen mass protests after the country's prime minister announced fuel prices would rise at least two thousand people flooded the main square of the capital
supported by demonstrators and other cities across the country they were calling for a popular revolution on criticizing king abdullah the second which is punishable by jail under jordan's new laws. very quickly here on our team back to our top story here we having what appears to be and is ready defense forces strike on gaza reports coming in now of several large explosions this apparently in response israeli defense forces responding to the killing of another of a leading hamas commander also reports that a second come on to me now is being killed in an israeli strike more on this news here on r.t. in about half an hour's time. or if i was crosstalk here on r.t. .
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