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olympic torch relay. are. ukraine's president proposes an amnesty for a right to arrested protesters and a moratorium on the use of force of demonstrations it's an attempt to resolve differences with the opposition and. the e.u. donuts with the european union flag are now available for sale we take a look at how the ongoing demonstrations are affecting the daily life of people in q. one hundred twenty kurdish civilians are reportedly taken hostage by al-qaeda linked syrian rebels near the turkish border with the with the ethnic minority caught in the crossfire once again. and ireland becomes the first state to break officially free from the eurozone bailout program
a milestone on its road to financial recovery. you're watching r t live from our moscow studios where it's just after ten in the morning and one thing france thanks for joining me. ukraine's president has called for a stop to any forcible action by police and activists he also wants those arrested during the protest in kiev to be granted amnesty president victorian nicoya which may be concessions after holding talks with the opposition over the crisis that's gripping the country but refused to dismiss the cabinet what started out as a rally in favor of signing an e.u. agreement has turned into anti-government demonstrations with thousands camped out in central kiev massive rallies in support of the government are also expected to take place just hundreds of meters away from the heart of the opposition protests
artie's alexi your chef's king is in kiev and takes a closer look at how the revolutionary mood is affecting every day life. the korean capital has been in the protest mode for more than two weeks now it looks completely different than a month ago people are living here cooking food. and definitely life has changed when the protests kicked off talking about food underneath the square of the protest you can literally chew on the e.u. donuts with the european union flag are now available for sale. i think we're very much. and the taste delicious local fridge magnet manufacturers were quick to pounce on the idea of the protest and now you can purchase a very peculiar more ability from sending young to prison to localizing international brands the one that central kiev is the place of many restaurants and bars and their lives have been affected in one way or another we decided to pay
a visit to one of the oldest pubs in the city center to find out. so we lost the pubs manager how the protest affects the life of his restaurant. how have the your room i done as a protest without your. the number of visitors has increased only slightly since these protests kicked off but now we've got a special offer menu. which includes items such as tea and cake and will be open twenty four seventh's for as long as the year all my down protests continue but not all and if seem to be equally happy with the way the protests are going some of the local taxi drivers have complained to me that the barricade makes their life a true traffic nightmare i talk to one of them right now what do you think of the barricades in the center of the city i'm sick and tired of this government but being a taxi driver is my job so those barricades in downtown here actually make it much harder for me to do my job and feed my family but the further we step away from the my down the more mood change we seeing among the locals some of them have been
enraged by particular aspects of this unrest as someone who was born and raised in your area how do you feel guilt these protests just protests are good i'm tired of going to do that because i think he has run his course but as a kid resident i'm not sure why a monument leaving to be destroyed it seems these demonstrations have been privatized by a bunch of vandals. but just one kilometer from the independence square there are places where the revolution vibe is non-existent after what has been a turbulent and hard week sleep train people are letting off steam in different nightclubs and bars but then it's life goes on despite the some part of the city is still on the revolutionary lockdown let's hear a selfie reporting from kiev ukraine. where u.s. senator john mccain is heading to kiev to join the opposition protests along with
other u.s. lawmakers the senate's introduced a resolution calling on washington to impose sanctions against ukraine if violence breaks out during the rallies don de bar is a producer for c.p.r. news in the u.s. he says geo political ambitions are behind foreign involvement in ukraine's crisis . a member of the greek parliament goes there on the public treasury to stir up trouble with ukraine and to promote the e.u. stance simply well the e.u. was strangling greece these are some amazing images to me there's a geo political agenda that's being served by stirring up the rest in the ukraine both an attempt to bring it into the orbit of western europe and also by the way to use ukraine as another source of the looting that goes on if ukraine were to look at what its real future would be in the you it should look to the countries of the south greece portugal spain ukraine will end up impoverished and exploited france is one of the policy makers in the e.u.
reemerging as a colonial power and ukraine they are attempting basically to treat as a lower tier sect substrata group almost a quality inside the. online we've got a live timeline of the events in can for you head to our web site r t dot com for the very latest from the ukrainian capital. rebels have kidnapped one hundred twenty kurds in a syrian village close to the turkish border that's according to the syrian observatory for human rights the fighters say all the captives including six women were taken to an unknown location alan simo is a representative of the foreign affairs relations office of the democratic union party in syria he calls on the international community to protect the kurdish
minority. terror groups. relate to. you about them not on the islamic state we're trying to persuade that international community. organizations no more rights defender that they have a duty to protect their civilian all these people have been killed or have been from their area from their home from their houses and this winter harsh condition is their duty to protect these people they are not people there are kurdish people living peacefully earlier this month fifty one kurdish civilians were taken hostage by the extremists including eight women and two children al-qaeda linked groups have been terrorizing kurdish enclave within syria and several unconfirmed reports put the number of those killed in the hundreds defense consultant moeen believes that with the rebels failing to gain ground in the area they've decided to try
a different approach. well these are extremely desperate measures being carried out by the rebels they want to sabotage the geneva two talks that are due to be held on january the twenty second in twenty fourteen they're not gaining ground in terms of. their operations against the assad government and they haven't been able to topple the assad government the report on the chemical weapons use has not apportion blame they were hoping that the syrian government would be flames and therefore there would be more of an international pressure against assad to step down and this hasn't happened the judeo christian politicians in europe are paying lip service to the whole process they are providing non-lethal aid and the a is lethal in effect the whole international
effort is futile in every sense of the word ireland has met an important milestone on the road to financial recovery it's the first country to break free from the euro zone bailout program after three years of receiving loans from international bankers the country has decided it can stand on its own two feet our taste tests are silly have reports. arlene will would itself be quote shackles of the troika on sunday and will wake up on monday as a quote european country standing on equal footing a confident claim by prime minister kenny ahead of the country's official exit from its bailout program for eighty five billion euros it cost the irish three years of painful austerity higher taxes slashed minimum wage which has since been raced back high youth unemployment and another wave of irish immigration i'm not sure that the hard ideological line of austerity which was coming forth from europe was
a good way to irish people would be to nice to see the end of the troika to see the opportunity for a street gang or economic sovereignty to be up to make our own decisions in relation to our future the government here is touting the exit from the bailout program as restoring economic and financial freedom but no one here is under any illusion that that exit would also mean an end to hardships or complete release from austerity while the idea of possibly having more control over their destiny as a nation is psychologically uplifting people really want is freedom from individual debt that so many here are still heavily burdened with. structural growth we still are facing. in other words when you look at the overall economic level of achievement in this bailout it's not really that significant at the same time certain credit which should go to the nation to the government to the nation was. calling.
in dublin city center sights and sounds of the festive season our present. polo cousy feel they've simply been kicked to the curb no one would celebrate. be happy were exiting for us will it have any impact. for this year or next year. no willing to read the mortgage arrears figures take a dramatic change next quarter. this year see you want to double. now a recent poll suggests that half of ireland's population believe the government did an ok job while driving the country out of the bailout in the meantime seventy three percent hope that all starting measures of course will be eased we gauge public opinion on the streets of dublin. i suppose is a positive move but. said today we're still beholden to germany france the bigger economies in europe so. why the internet a bailout doesn't really seem to make much difference said behold and you know
we've come to a bad time we've come out with something for sustained sales if you like a certain to your liking i think it's good i think they have to stand on their own two feet i think they can yes i do. the irish government says the country's economy is recovering though it could take years to pay back the loans despite all of that political analyst john epping says ireland success sends a positive message to other bailed out countries. finally ireland achieved to get out of the hole get back to economic growth and leave the bail out so it's a welcome on the financial markets that's quite an achievement because it showed that through fiscal consolidation it is possible to recover and i think it is a very good example for greece for portugal for cyprus and others the issue basically is how much time do we have when all the economies of greece italy spain
portugal saw it was growing again if it is going to be one or two years like in ireland it will be very good but if it going to be ten years it's going to be very low and i'm afraid that many citizens in those two hundred will not accept this to take you know division is going to be stagnation for ten years to come i think this will have very serious political consequences on the eve of the anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school massacre and the us is hit once again by a similar tragedy a student has shot two classmates while hunting down a teacher coming up we report on why america may be such a fertile ground for gun violence. what defines a country's success. faceless figures of economic growth. or
you're watching r t live from our moscow studios islands of france hitting rock bottom of modern day cave dwellers are facing eviction from a picturesque spanish settlement the protesters in the city of granada are dug in and determined to stay after receiving orders to quit their subterranean homes they claim there may be more behind the a vixen than meets the eye artist lucy catherine off has the details. it's views like this one breathtaking isn't it that's made not a famous for drawing visitors in but it's the city's plans to force out a group of residents from this very hill that's drawing controversy now it's a bit of an unusual kind of story we're in the foothills of the sierra nevada mountains an area that's pockmarked with countless caves caves which people have called home for years now the residents are a colorful mix of characters we have spaniards immigrants students people who don't
have a place to call home as well as people who prefer the home to reflect a bit of an unusual kind of lifestyle and while several days ago we had seen a protest of about two hundred and fifty supporters coming out here saying that's simply not ok meanwhile activists believe that it's not actually about the dangers of living here but perhaps there's a profit motivation behind getting the residents out of course the views here as we mentioned earlier are spectacular and there's been some discussion of potentially building a luxury resort hotel something on this property this mountain they say could lapse and actually hurt the people who reside in the area but the residents here have a very different take i mean we are resisting with all the legal means we have like the authorities whose actions have been unfair and unlawful throughout the entire process there hasn't been a single case since they declared we were living in ruins three years ago this only
suggests that they've been lying and simply looking for a reason to throw us out whatever the case the authorities say they're certain they want to a victim residents from at least eight of the caves the residents of course say they're not going to budge we here at our t. will be covering the developments over the next few days to do stay with us for that coverage reporting from granada spain for r t i'm lucy catherine. on air and online here's a glimpse of what is lined up for you on our team dot com. america's national security agency says it's ready to forgive the deeds of whistleblower edward. oaten which revealed the real extent of the agency's mass spying program but only if you stop spilling the beans find out more on our t. dot com. also online some breakthrough lead scientist pondering of our universe is nothing more than just a reflection of another cosmos so everything you see including the screen you're now watching is just a mirror image get the whole three d. review of their discovery on our website.
and i think. the. eighteen year old karl pierson has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at a high school in the u.s. state of colorado wounding two people one of them critically he then turned a weapon on himself his body was found in a classroom armed with a shotgun he entered the school looking for a teacher students were evacuated from arapahoe high school in the town of centennial near denver the incident comes just a day before the anniversary of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut where twenty children and six workers lost their lives r.t.d.
spoke to dr jill stein a former u.s. presidential candidate for the green party she told us what could be behind the rise of gun violence in america. we have about one hundred times the rate of gun homicides and violent gun crimes relative to many countries of western europe and we should not be in the business of normalizing violence it's clear there is a relationship between gun violence and economic violence and poverty and racial disparities and economic disparities and all that and the more we become an unjust society. the more we are at risk for continuing gun violence and potentially growing gun violence. now to some other news making headlines around the globe in iraq officials say gunmen have killed eighteen oil and gas workers and wounded seven northeast of baghdad most of the dead are reportedly iranian the attack
happened as they were digging a trench to extend a pipeline running between iran and iraq sources say the incident took place in a predominantly sunni area. roads have turned into into rivers as heavy rain causes chaos across brazil thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes many had to be rescued from stranded cars and vehicles which were overwhelmed has flooded cities halting transportation and damaging hundreds of buildings at least four people have been killed since the extreme weather started to batter brazil. in northern mali the french army is staging a large operation against islamist fighters there are reports that twenty jihad us have already been killed near the city of timbuktu mali is battling to restore stability in the nation after al qaeda linked radical seize control of the northern region meanwhile over sixteen hundred french troops have been deployed to the central african republic to curb the rising sectarian violence there.
well i'll jump that's the slogan of protesters in mexico city demonstrating against the government's plan to increase public transport fares they're taking collective action by jumping over the turnstiles or even as you can see here under them instead of paying a claim it's not a shortage of money but the option that is to blame for the high cost of transporting the mexican capital the price reforms would make a metro ticket in that city one of the most expensive in the world compared to salary. south africa's government officials are paying their last respects to nelson mandela before his burial on sunday but as the country mourns many fear his death may reveal serious tensions in the still divided state artie's polis later reports from the suburb of johannesburg where life is far from what mandela envisioned for his country. it's definitely
unsafe because they have you seen a white person around think people see this core. is taking us on a drive through the streets of his childhood this was a wealthy white neighborhood during the time of apartheid. is now a very different place i wouldn't carry a camera getty anything. of value i wouldn't wear a watch i wouldn't read anything that could make me vulnerable to be attacked they'll be robbed a handful of white south africans still live here most are too old or too poor to move out of and stephen is one of the few who still call here by home it's a pretty they're pretty busy no familial is gone because i think with the current government things all this this is going to. go going to go down twenty three years after the end of apartheid south africa remains plagued with unresolved racial tension some people they still have the
opportunity. vaguely familiar maybe to distance themselves to the blokes. there were members well we couldn't be on the streets of hubris after night at night some black south africans he admits are still angry it may be they have but a good word or something because they nor the door wide so we keep. they being there why they hate girls and why it's the being that they have my own little movie they do don't have miley at times south africa seems very far from the country mandela hoped it would be instead of becoming a melting pot of different cultures and colors suburbs like hillbrow are today places where whites are too afraid to go and where the black population remembers very well they once were and twelve. the past the present and the future
protest and all garia greece are hungry to urge people to leave the e.u. and join up with the eurasian customs union obviously the mainstream 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 vice president got sick put to sea of each and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski 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 journalist 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 the shust by painting.
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hey guys i'm abby martin and this is breaking the set november twenty second of this year will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of u.s. president john f. kennedy it's an incident still surrounded by questions that many americans are trying to answer one of the filmmakers made the best attempt to put the disparate pieces together for a time academy award winning director all over stone now he's commemorating the canby anniversary by releasing has epic film j.f.k. and an ultimate director's cut the collector's edition also includes a segment from all over stone's showtime series the untold history the united states a film adaptation of the joint book authored by stone and historian peter cousin
that could take a lot. if the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike. that the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. it is murder three the torch was passed back to an old generation the generation of johnson nixon ford and reagan leaders who would systematically destroyed the promise of kind of these last year as they returned the country to war and repression joins me now to discuss j.f.k. and their five year long project oliver stone or cosmic excellent to have you both on thank you very much all or i want to start with you it's clear that your series sets j.f.k. apart from other presidents what makes you think he would have been different if. he was different in those three years he came in. office after thirteen years of
national security state build up a monstrous build up we had we had thirty thousand nuclear weapons by nineteen sixty mandated by eisenhower and national security complex that was basically had a first strike capability on the soviet union and could get away with it and that is the basis for which the cuban missile crisis and the berlin wall the berlin crisis of one nine hundred sixty one two brought us to the edge to the brink of war eisenhower's secretary of state dollars had called it brinksmanship going against the soviet union going to roll back containment that is a far more aggressive policy in that scene we've had five or six nuclear threats we made against the chinese and against the soviet you kennedy inherited this office as a young man. and he was suspected by the military leaders the hardliners of the us that he did not have the faith that the wherewithal to really continue the eisenhower policy he had failed to do so in laos to go in to send.