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in iraq we look at whether pouring more weapons into the conflict. will solve any of the nation's problems. saturday morning thanks for joining us. in the last stage of his mission to crush government forces in eastern ukraine pounding cities and towns with shells and what used to be a village now looks like that. locals are suffering not only from constant fighting but there's also a shortage of food water and electricity in order to try and bring some relief to the conflict. tons of humanitarian aid but the convoy is stuck at the border.
explains why. food water medicine as well as warm blankets and sleeping bags welcome relief at a time of despair. this russian convoy has hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid destined for eastern ukraine and its help that saudi needed four months of andy taylor appear ation has that townsend rooms more than two thousand people dead and many without clean water to drink. one of which you will which are more. than one. girl over clerical very. marketable injury of her double what you've got to punish you if you were in niger and the trouble and you know i. don't have to go. you know many of the show that. you're made to and a handful of western governments say russia could be using aid as a cover for military support to end fighters it's not just clear exactly where the
convoluted headed but it has certainly be travelling through crane's war torn regions and the drivers say they're worried about the safety of gravity when you factor your support to thriller the subaltern literally sped up in the bronx from billy kaufman fort campbell. back were charged you up if you could. actually. i was going to do it but you will hear more with the chinese critical person which was the old news when you were in your group you usually move for the trip was issued with mushroom in your brain you're on the correct order which is what i'm going to recall the relief convoy is ready to go but that cross officials say it could take another week for international and ukrainian monitors to verify the cargo and decide on the route it will take he says cease fire could be on the cards these two hundred eighty trucks have already covered one thousand kilometer distance to reach the borders but this is not their final destination now they are waiting to cross into ukraine to bring humanitarian aid they're carrying to those
when desperate need for weeks locals have been sheltering in dark basements surviving on doing clean supplies of food and water oh and these are some of the people calling out for the material help that's already packed and waiting to dilute the. russian ukrainian border. and russia has denied that one of its armed patrol units crossed the border into ukraine that came as a response to the ukrainian president's statement which went on to say that the unit was destroyed there exists no russian military convoy that crossed the russian ukrainian border either at night or during the day let's hope the ukrainian army only destroyed a friend and not refugees or their own soldiers. when the story emerged went to moscow based correspondents for the u.k. the guardian and the telegraph newspapers posted on twitter they saw a column of military vehicles with russian plates crossing the border to ukraine
but despite the fact the only evidence for this was a number of photos showing armored vehicles on roads in an identifiable locations the western media picked up on the story very quickly the e.u. and nato expressed their concern to the news however the un and washington still saying they cannot confirm that any russian unit did actually cross the border in the first place we spoke to a number of political analysts an investigative journalists on the matter but this is a vision that happens the ukrainians and nato would have been desperate to get video of this of photographs are up on the internet on the t.v. saying here is proof of a russian putin led invasion of ukraine and they also have to ask this if the russians were going to invade ukraine would they just send in some armored personnel carriers lightly armored vehicles this is the twenty first century in modern times you don't wage a war by rolling in twenty three tanks warfare in modern times as waged with drones and fighter helicopters there were an actual russian military invasion of ukraine
we would know about it and there would be no debate about it would be absolutely insane to russia do that would it absolutely in changeful for russian armored vehicles to go in they will get a lot advertised what they were knowing that everybody's got cameras everybody can take photographs and knowing the political situation regarding this conflict it would be absolutely sure side with russia to do that. and the e.u. has threatened to impose another round of sanctions on russia blaming it for the violence in eastern ukraine however unity over punitive measures appears to be fraying vacuous prime minister for example criticizing them as a meaningless gesture that would just threaten economic growth in various e.u. member states the czech president claimed the restrictions themselves are ineffective or can only lead to a further spiraling of relations going down and that divide has even deepened further off to russia's retaliate torrie a ban on western produce food which has now left many european companies without
access to a key market we spoke to the european union's ambassador to russia he expressed optimism for a quick return to business as usual of course some companies may may may face some losses. we'll be looking for as alternatives as a set specially those countries and those exporters of market who have been under scrutiny of. russian situations here face to sanctions and barriers they have successfully overcome. however of course we came to maintain the trade value customer and i am sure the russian customer values. and i hope will come back to business as usual soon. and kiev has once again said it doesn't know where the missing russian photographer stand in the interior ministry suggesting he could
be held by antigovernment forces he disappeared in eastern ukraine ten days ago. military seems undecided on whether or not they have it at first they denied it then the interior ministry spokesperson confirmed in an interview with latvian radio that the dede were holding standing captive on accusations of assisting terrorists but then they backtracked claiming a bad translation. the u.n. and international human rights groups are demanding the correspondent is in need to be released several flash mobs have taken place all over the world following a. campaign launched on social networks. joining us today it's r.t. international and the police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the us town of ferguson has now been named without fail to quell the public outrage at the lack of details over the shooting and the militarized response of all
authorities in the towards the protest rallies more demonstrations are scheduled for sunday. reports. we're standing in the central street in ferguson where now in the sixth day in a row protesters are continuing to come out on the street if you can see behind me is the convenience store that was torched down on sunday when the medium began here on the street and right now all of these know all of this noise as the cars passing by honking in support of the protesters that are gathered here now there's about several dozen people people here now but certainly night after night we've seen hundreds if not thousands of people come out onto the streets the name of the police officer behind the killing has been released aaron wilson is twenty eight years old he is white and we do know that he has been kept in a safe place by the police here everything being took place we spoke to some people earlier today about what they think of this latest information take a listen you go there is like the information being released
today you know with the we kind of one of the information. you know we said before things got to this level initially i was afraid to come out here because when i saw the militias you know the police out here showing brzezinski threatening weapons in presenting themselves in a threatening manner i was afraid to come out here because when i started to tear gas in and the minute that they were approaching and read arresting people the atmosphere here is certainly shifted somewhat because for the first fortnight what we saw were pretty violent clashes between mostly a very heavily militarized police who were using tear gas and rubber bullets tensions have in fact died down before almost no police presence here on the ground last night still thousands of people came out in a place where we could really loud like now but even louder protests now the use of tear gas by police and has sparked a somewhat unexpected online response from across the atlantic the palestinians
taking to twitter advising protesters not to watch there with tear gas also urging them to try to keep calm and avoid running into. the wind or tear gas certainly known for severe health effects including temporary blindness breathing problems miscarriages as well as heart and liver damage as well but tear gas is not the only tool used by police to counter the mostly peaceful rallies in ferguson and security forces have also had an m. four rifle in their arsenal that's a weapon used all around the world in war police have also been reinforced by light armored vehicles of course being used in afghanistan and iraq if that's not enough an m a k eleven sniper rifle also used in combat were seen as necessary to tackle the peaceful rallies or we gauge reaction from former police officer stephen downing. the military has these the military is trained to kill their intimate law enforcement has no movie even the most dangerous
criminal is someone who is in total to the protection of the constitution the bill of rights and of the rule of law. so the words have been in america will be this first will do so basically free because every little podunk department in the country has received this equipment but they haven't received training with it how receive requirements that they use it and so the user equipment for the smallest things the service search warrants on a medical marijuana. and the result is that one these police officers are not trained to use a. series since how. ferguson shooting may have led to some serious shifts in us society. now we have the results of a brand new poll showing how the killing of michael brown is trusting the police
leaving almost half of the nation among the disillusioned. and coming up a man who was honored with an award for saving a jewish child during world war two now says he doesn't want it any more. bombardment of gaza is behind the decision more on that story just a bit later in the program. dramas that can be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. places change the world. to pictures of today's. from around the globe.
if sweden or finland to bring deep to join nato would provoke some sort of free action on the part of russia this is far as far as the military calculus is concerned not what faces humanity peace the west north and south lawn of it can't be solved by military means or fighter aircraft or satellites or nuclear weapons military is outdated it should go like cannibalism and slavery and child labor it doesn't belong to civilization to kill each other. lisa tried to. pull it out of. your life before the story you think everybody.
somehow made the law oh well. my own wife would have. said to me. this is leads. to nothing. this season and it's still. it's not just you still we will be judged everything you see the stage eight look to be. but speech was. plenty. here in moscow thanks for joining us on aussie international a ninety one year old dutchman awarded a hall of. for saving
a jewish child has returned it to israel after six of his relatives were killed in an air attack in gaza and that in his letter addressing the israeli ambassador ninety one year old hank as an only road for example for me to hold on to the on are granted by the state of israel will be both an insult to the memory of my courageous mother as well as an insult to those in my family for generations on who lost no less than six of their relatives and garza at the hands of the state of israel members of the family who are scape the attack still can't believe the deadly strike happened. from the hour before our house was shelled two cars from gaza came to take us away from going to a new place i went to buy some food and when i came back my uncle told me my father was dead my younger brothers think our father went to heaven and my sisters were told he went to egypt for presents an article in this house was shelled on july twentieth by israeli air forces without any warning my six family members were
killed as a result my mother three brothers my brother's wife and a nephew in the four story house was completely destroyed what's going on in gaza at the moment is an aggression involved. it's that people who live under occupation is seek justice and stand for their independence eighty percent of the victims are civilians with children and women among them no doubt what's going on is an aggression strikes on houses and schools without a warning the shelling of playgrounds bombardments on the first day of festivities what other thing can you call it the shelling of hospitals and emergency vehicles what can you call it. to iraq now where an entire kurdish village has reportedly been massacred by this you harvest militants that have managed to occupy huge amounts of well the northern parts of the country and the population of the village consisted of z.b. minority persecuted by is the newest i consider to be devil worshipers by the
jihadists thousands of jersey people have fled their homes to escape the onslaught i mean while e.u. foreign ministers have agreed to supply arms to the kurdish forces in iraq to help them fight the militants. in our sensing what that could lead to. hot on the heels of the u.s. and france the u.k. has announced its readiness to supply arms directly to kurdish forces which are trying to fight off brutal jihadists in northern iraq the u.k. has said we will also consider favorably any requests for supplies of arms we already shipping ammunition and supplies from other eastern european countries into a bill but there are fears the lessons of the past haven't been learnt it's a quick fix to think that you can arm a group or send an aircraft and bomb and so on but that doesn't deal with the problem the main problem is that the politicians don't plan ahead to always reacting to crises in syria the west backed the rebels who then walked into the
islam ics state the very problem now being faced across the border in iraq and the two thousand and eleven western backed overthrow of colonel gadhafi led to three years of political chaos in libya with weapons again for. into the wrong hands and according to the un flooding west africa now the kurds need help fighting jihadists but what happens if they win with western weapons in hand to know on the kurdish point is to. to can the stick and indeed the short term solution to a very real problem which is to fight back. let's not forget that by arming the kurdish fighters what is actually being encouraged is the breakup of iraq as a sovereign entity the kurds are desperate for independence from iraq and when the islam mixtape was a problem only in the south of the country the prospect of an autonomous north began to look at spain
a bowl last month one iraqi kurdish leader told local lawmakers to plan for an independence referendum and we should be encouraging succession in the middle east are seeking to this means sort of having everything and it's quite risky independence would be complicated because it would create problems in iran turkey syria and of course in iraq itself but to encourage them in this way is. potentially broken iraq government sources in the british media and reportedly came to stress that the u.k. is not moving towards direct military intervention in iraq and that sending arms is consistent with the government's response to a humanitarian crisis critics fear arming the kurds cared for silicate the breakup of iraq but for those in favor the need to stop the islam makes states murderous campaign is so pressed saying that leaders may have resigned themselves to
achieving their short term goal of driving terrorists out of northern iraq first and worrying about the long term consequences later boyko r.t. london from iraq to libya not open up the world update but. turned out in tripoli to protest against the parliament's call for international intervention to restore security in country it made the requesters clashes between rival militia groups continue in an all around the capital no government has said it is willing to commit forces however the un special envoy to libya has said that he plans to go to tripoli next week to try and negotiate a cease fire between two of the main militias. and clashes are broken out in pakistan's capital between police and government protesters as tens of thousands took to the streets calling for the prime minister's resignation reportedly sixty thousand demonstrators gathered off to be a rival of two opposition leaders one iran another
a well known taliban cleric and the rest represents the biggest challenge yet to the premiere. of corruption and abuse of. the outbreak of ebola in west africa will take at least six months to bring under control according to doctors without borders activists say the abode of spread has created a wartime situation in the worst affected states of sierra leone liberia and guinea whose medical services now are breaking the law to date so far nearly two thousand reported victims. in four years since its launch at london's bike hire scheme is proving to be one of the most efficient and popular cycling cycling systems in europe though there are also problems that can be soft pedaled among which are draining costs of the program and cycling safety issues and his monitors. there are now over five hundred bike sharing programs around the world
double the number from just a few years ago london's bike scheme set up by the previous macin livingston is now the second largest cycle high system in europe it remains an affordable and enjoyable way to travel around the city. so far so good but what's the future for cyclists in the british capital. region being put in place which allowed cyclists to go. around the city on quieter less populous roads. cycle superhighways there's already several of those in the city and another five i think planned for the next couple of years but to the math adds up the project is draining enormous funds and barclays will end its association next year the bank pays just a sixth of the cost of keeping the bicycles on the road and transport for london said it was left with a bill of over eleven million pounds last year that leaves the u.k. taxpayer remaining one thousand three hundred and eighty eight pounds per bike
cycling safety is also a major concern after a number of deaths a major accidents are london's roads safe enough campaign is have said that local authorities need to do more to protect the people on bikes. london has promised segregated cycle tracks and you traffic free public spaces put in almost a billion pounds into pro bike reforms this includes redesigning london's roads transforming badly designed junctions and banning lorries that lack up to date safety features. however as the scheme expands companies say that more should be done but when he came in we said to the mayor you need a good network of routes easy routes that people can get to where they want to go and easy to easy to follow with good directions and they haven't done that they're still talking about doing that to push bikes have become an integra part of
travelling around london and the numbers of uses both new and regular continues to grow but despite the danger is it doesn't seem to be putting london is all tourists off myself included. with rapid expansion it's obvious that the bara spikes here in london are a great success rolling the idea routes around cities in the u.k. and around the world as a healthy eco friendly form of transport the benefits are clear but the public safety traffic issues and road infrastructure must stay the mezz main priority of the scheme marta boundaries a lot of them all thanks for joining us here in our international library suchet live in moscow we're back in half an hour's time with your talk world headlines though but only after we've sliced through the media spin it comes breaking news.
it was recently revealed that under the guise of an hiv prevention workshop and as tourists you know latin americans were sent to cuba by the u.s. government to overthrow that government yes the u.s. agency for international development organized for these young people to go to cuba to recruit and set up new political activists however the infiltrators were not very good at their jobs in the cuban authorities are able to now but these well funded travelers in their country this is nowhere near the first time that the u.s. government has tried to meddle in cuba in two thousand and nine u.s. said he tried to set up big. like program to organize people in cuba and we can't forget about the ill fated cuban television airplane that was supposed to bombard the island with western media that was totally blocked by the government during the cold war i could see the justification to dominate cuba if the us didn't have influence in a country that automatically the soviets did but now what is the justification why
does the us need to infiltrate cuba and by what right cuba doesn't have nukes put in america and they have limited industrial capacity they can't do anything to anyone just leave the poor island alone and let the people there figure out their own future without the us state department's help but that's just my opinion. i was trained. in december two thousand and ten. more likely to be raped in college and in the real world. i don't think supported that to each other when they knew each other i thought rape was a stranger in the bushes. girl complaining about the son of an alumni gives millions of dollars to the school why listen to somebody who's going to lose money at the school if schools that make money based decisions are much more common than
they would ever admit publicly. what's really good folks know rob lowe filling in for abby martin this is breaking the set so with all the terrible news going on in the world right now we thought it be nice to feature some of our favorite musical performances on the show from the last months so coming up you'll see abby's interviews with am one from dead prez performing sacrifice and also prolife. lyricists the nurses it's performing leap of faith now let's break the stage. the little. they all are very hard to take a little too long. have you ever had sex with the perfect
their little. lola. the. little. dead prez is a group that has been in the rap game for almost two decades and you'd be hard pressed to find a hip hop duo that's more politically active. a little better known by his stage name and one clayton gavin aka stick man have toured all over the world in order to raise awareness about everything in the prison industrial complex to gaza and now dead prez in d.c. to speak about the human five.