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the u.s. and south korea fired missiles into the sea of japan in a show force against north korea it's in response to the latest. push the pentagon has confirmed it was an intercontinental ballistic missile. well russia and china called for a deescalation in talks with north korea during president hence today to moscow. to mass protests against the g twenty meeting and using what i can and. donald trump will have his first face to face talks with latimer putting out the g twenty summit on friday with one
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of the most anticipated meetings here now confirmed. coming up next an hour to international efforts going underground to stay with us. here we're going underground sixty nine years to the day a u.k. labor government launch for universal health care system the h.s. going up in the show by the power head of this week's g. twenty gathering of leaders of richest nations in germany we speak to the newly elected labor m.p. laura bit about the passionate didn't see a shovel strategy in a speech in the u.k. house of. europe's largest. goes ahead this week. was ready to have a code. we are one of the speakers of the producer of
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a new film endorsed by no i'm trying to speak about majorly support for illegal occupation laughs from that lines counting the cost of terry's amazing fly by night friends and the sun finally setting the news international on the small coming up at today's going underground but first when german chancellor angela merkel and china's president xi jinping go to berlin zoo today to visit pandas miming and joe ching international bond traders will have other things on their mind specifically the opening up of the nine trillion dollar chinese bond market to foreign investors for the moment the policy announced by the chinese communist party earlier in the year is prompted caution amongst nato nation bankers to be quotable investors need time to do the research on the names to get approvals to put systems in place you know can have a flood of capital coming within a couple of days and this small net positive small net positive some would say the approval of overseas investment in chinese government debt is
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a seismic shift in the global economy so why not more caution from those who support china about a possible loss of sovereignty over its government debt and why so much caution from bankers in the city of london and wall street maybe because of new and statements like this one president xi jinping speaking at one of new liberalism is key and you will summits the voices again for. your part has laid the pitch force in the process of economic. sense and we need to take that seriously chinese tend to say how many. vines sweet dates and this is the once. in a philosophical sense nothing is perfect in the out well the level of nuance in president xi talking about honeydew melon and sweet a date may not encourage london's bailed out investment banks to buy. chinese
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communism and the opening up of the nine trillion dollar bond market one should remember came within hours of this news china has scrambled naval ships and military jets to warn off the united states missile destroyer sailing close to an artificial island built by and in the disputed south china sea and denounced washington's move as a serious political and military provocation some in china may well be focused on concerns that nato is military as well as its nations bailed out banks will not allow the people's republic to become the super power of this century well one new british m.p. was elected last month's u.k. general election expressed her opposition to neo liberalism is all starting to pay off the accumulated losses of the city of london back in twenty a way to name is laura pitt caulk and here's a clip from her maiden speech in the british parliament i think the most frustrating thing has been to set up to sit those people who tell me things off that this suffering as a lesson for my constituents i would like you to come and tell those people you
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have been sanctioned that things aren't that or the teacher in my constituency who was recently written out like you to come and talk to the sixteen and a half thousand people in county durham every seat of parcels to the nurses to the junior doctors to the firefighters come and tell them that yes of austerity having proved that practice or that profession well laura pedagog joins me now laura thanks so much for governing on the show before we get to your maiden speech and your leader is addressing the durham miners goal of this weekend tell me about the significance of a labor leader at the door of mine as goal did when tony blair was there and how i'm not sure how well he would have been but it's symbolic i don't know if you've ever been and are among those caught up but it is truly the most spectacular event of the it's steeped in history you can really you know you move through the entire time that you're marching with banners it's been a significant. community of the mind of
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a picked on of closure of industry essentially so to have a labor leader to have trade union leaders top members of the shadow cabinet a minus call is true it's wonderful to be honest and i think that gives everybody that's a because obviously the door minus call us moved on. it gives everybody that their hope that political represented that working class voices and representation in parliament are on their side essentially ok we'll political representatives what's it like being a new m.b. and entering that building the building you said reeks of the establishment and of . it's a strange place it's like nowhere place i've ever been before is represented of for many people past and present a system of oppression that is something that does things to communities rather than facilitates the power of communities so to be that does feel quite early and i'm i'm not going to lie you know it feels
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a little bit like an body experience but i'm there for one reason and one reason only it was the people of north west durham that put me there and i have them in my mind every minute every second that i'm in that building so for example universal credit is being rolled out in my constituency in december and. has decided that that will happen clearly doesn't understand either universal credit or what happens when we're in class communities over christmas you spend money it's a quiet time you have nice food you get your family some gifts or whatever and to have universal credit rolling now in december means that they are consigning many does that mean it's just a left right and well it's a system where all of your benefits will be paid on a monthly payment included housing benefit book importantly there's must've problems with this system so sometimes people the payments are in a real in a reality so sometimes a way in a week so that means this government is prepared for people with no money in
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january and february and i'm going to try and use up place to stop that happening again well arguably would you say it's not quite as intimidating given that you have appeared in both of them and just as a deal involving a hundred million pounds limpy has come to light so it's not quite as intimidating moving that actually. it's about money to an extent well i think what be in there that dispels this myth actually you know it's really poor. that only very very intelligent and wealthy people can take part in actually it's about deals it's about power and it's about preservation of power and i want to kind of interrupt that i know my party wants went to that we want to use the crux within the conservative party to make sure that they are not spending money recklessly just to preserve their own position in government i don't begrudge the people of northern ireland one penny i don't begrudge that essentially hopefully austerity will end for them but what about the people of north of the northeast what about the people
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of northwest durham where you know we deserve investment in infrastructure services we deserve the public sector pick up to be lifted but we're not i'm poor and they're in their power broker a deal you know you've talked about food banks mr g. and your constituency there were some of the movie worrying about their own m.b. if you sort of you found a place to live when i talked about social housing i've been an m.p. for two weeks and i've been in the rent sector for a long time i was using one aspect of my personal life to display a problem about the wider crisis in social housing not just social housing but the private rented sector and the sector where you buy you know all of it currently for people of my age and that's an incredibly wealthy is tricky in one way or another and i suppose at some point i was make and the depend trying to save the deposit of course it's labor council is that in the under fire in a lot of media at the moment. in germany who will has a handle on the labor policy council is up and down the country responsible for
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social cleansing i think what is really difficult is that the conservatives have created this perfect storm our was new when i was a counselor that this was what they were different they were devolved i'm more and more responsibility to councils and at the same time not in government. grants because you know as well as i do councils only have three ways really of raising revenue and that is through council tax business rates and through government grants if it percent of buff you know of the government grant the taking away and clearly it's going to have an impact on serves as extend in the right to buy a housing association event having the right to buy on social home is really really difficult for something very cool been said brennan says questions but then of course the extreme left as it is as it should be they criticize labor because instead of taking up seats in council they should be resigning or miss or breaking the budget obviously councils labor council should be make and much more noise
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about the impact of the costs that they should be highly politicized you can see you know if you look at it in a kind of star all sense that they are treading a fine balance between said where monitored in the best we caught on we all could manage of this i think that will come a time and that is very soon when they're going to have to say enough is enough we are not going to change the face of local government anymore ok well you voted against the defacto cuts in pay for firefighters police the public sector. didn't vote with you on the is now saying he was for your labor bill why did he have to be so careful in durham recently when he was condemning corded cool been up there i think the editor yeah i think that. really said about what boris johnson said and that's be honest he's not a pissant of the people i don't really think he's ever had a proper job in his life as you so i don't think he would as a journalist we don't know if you have suffered no offense to. you know what i mean
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is i don't think he really understands the corrosive nature on your soul as a professional if yet upon your up on the air that's been to talk about pick up a freeze if it's not in line with prices inflation all that kind of stuff this is a pay a cost book to a prison officer in my constituency he said he would bet. off a as a go then he is today nevermind the changes to his pensions and all that kind of stuff so it is sickening actually that part of that has the cheek to say oh actually i would like to see this change because i don't believe it i think what is due it is a stall for leadership contest once again make a political couple hours people's real lives and i don't i just don't think it certainly won't wash with my constituents a person i came said oxley sorry i didn't vote for at this actually it be a reality but now i actually do believe that war did speak louder than words always door it was a very cool when was elected leader of the labor party having a loss' leaders who can't bail or should say with his first interviews on this show
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he's appointed what good one could consider blairites. when you think of the new you are depleted in the first few days when some of these people are on the record for voting on war after war in libya against in the best occasions into the iraq war. what do you think about these choices or does corbett have no choice and has to work with that side of the board i think that jeremy corbyn is different or that he can't provide a political party that is one that is going to be really powerful force against a conservative and the government and you know we can look at the people and say them us for a bone and you know i'm sure many would and i'm sure the be judged on that their appointments are important because many of them have a lot of experience and we need right now to create as much division in the tory party as possible so that we can go on and we can form a government that truly transforms people's lives it's no good may show and i'm but
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i can make piecemeal reforms my constituents i can try and stop universal credit be rolled out in december i can talk to both providers and think about that but real power comes when you are in government and to me corben stephen is being a really credible force to take on this government so that. we already at the point and just briefly anyone watching who may have listened to gold in the gold talking about people just street protest right now and protest on the streets how would you say to young people who think i could never ever become an m.p. of goldman's it's just too complicated you have to go to the right school how is it possible well it's a rich people and powerful people want to keep it out of the system but most importantly it's about the it's about the relationship between the two isn't it you know i am absolutely nothing without my constituents and without the street movements that give me the confidence to speak my socialism and to post truth to power and not place seventy the movements need some to be saying those things and
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in the powerful place so we're nothing without each other the street movement and the worst place to speak to. anything he's doing not play or because thank you after the break as the british parliament debate the israel palestine goldberg today in the house of commons he speaks of the producer and writer of a new film and goes by the uncovering lead us back oh should have been just just right now. the law just open the prison in the world from the headline this will be exploring some of the strikes in syria. which has created this take over climate change all this of all coming up and going on the. income inequality wage stagnation gerrymandering of political districts polarization you know the lack of effect of this in congress there are these are
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well documented trends going back decades and now they're really cute and manifest to the point where people describe their system as being seized with a kind of paralysis. welcome back with me now to go through some week stories is the broadcaster of all the liberal democrat member of parliament and then bit opec you get the all clear from the financial conduct authority annual report that came out today it surprised me as much as it surprised. actually before we go into the papers what do you know the football supporters federation saying they're going to pressure shops from north selling the sun newspaper rupert murdoch's innocent publications kind of being bad anderson publication it's been on the rocks in liverpool for almost three
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decades now all the kind of the reporting of the hills. now seventy clubs have you not a mystery said they want to extend that boycott across the country now that could mean the sun is literally setting on news international they already reckon that it's costing fifteen million pounds a month according to one thousand nine hundred nine figures so that hurts the pocket there but there's u.k. presumably and no one reason times or the other or the wall street journal not in this context know any way to go to the independent yes independent says as the world prepares to grill donald trump on climate change at g twenty britain looks set to miss key renewable targets this lumps two stories in together it looks like donald trump's in some rather hot treatments being grilled i don't think he cares either way what is this about bringing a pound to resign a this can't be because he's made the deal to do b. doesn't care about the ira but there are two stories here there's donald trump
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getting a hard time a g twenty about his views on climate change the other stories about the u.k. they're not really connected it looks like the u.k. is going to miss its fifteen percent renewables target and twenty twenty hasn't done so yet but look at sony got to eight point nine. sent in two thousand and sixteen a lot of people think they just cannot close that gap in the time available to work was she going to lecture to all job about climate change and restore faith in the g twenty because at least she's trying that's what she would say there's all kinds of questions about the science behind this maybe don't share all sorts of questions don't try to get a job in terms cabinet you see this is the problem they all have is a liberal democrat the open minded all democrats they all pervading assumption that everything said about this is wrong is one of the reasons people react the way they do when trying to get slant exactly what design is no but anything what they mean exactly the fact of the matter is trump may have the right to question this that's
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not the that's one debate we can have that if you want the other one is about where the trees amazin the right or the wrong stockings as well so the fact is i just like is close you're getting to donald trump that time just to i come here to tell the truth this is archie you think there's some russian thing not going to reproach you know you could handle the truth a few good men are still trying to get this right and maybe theories amaze trying to fulfill these targets whether they're nonsense or not nonsense not the point britain signed up for fifteen percent renewables twenty twenty she might not be able to make it so two debates don't mix them up i doubt it he said a few good men which is also reporters and men and the goal of the film is leak what's this from where the murdoch sunday times yes the times right leaning paper says rogue s.s. unit accused of executing civilians in afghanistan so this is not the morningstar this is not the extreme communist press saying this it's the times and it's a very sinister story it's suggested that members of britain's special air service
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us s.e.'s are alleged to have covered up evidence that they killed unarmed civilians in afghanistan in cold blood it looks like the accusation goes like this no doubt these people were killed the prince has been so far that the afghan forces did this. telling of civilians and that paul the british don't need to investigate it now this evidence suggests from something called operation north moore a u.k. sponsored investigation which was taking about a year and a half maybe d.s.s. were involved as a as potentially killing civilians in what they're calling a rogue units they always say that in these situations big question are s.a.'s are british operatives responsible for what the afghan forces were blamed for to stress again no one denies that happened the question is who did it and this one has also been scaled down on this as an investigation could it possibly be that some people don't really want the whole truth to come out here six hundred seventy five cases
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reduced just for now so there are two things here is this is there a cover up going on and is the cover up about s.e.s. troops going in civilians if you did for family members in elbert well i can answer your question very simply the british minister defense says the royal military police found no evidence of criminal behavior by the armed forces in afghanistan sa just not so clearly that murdoch's talking about wasting your time and indeed the source quoted here is a just wanted to the you have a desire to just make it go away i'm not sure what afghan civilians families will maybe the times is leaning to the left after all maybe they've been completely cynical who knows let's go from one cover up to one alleged cover of world website about a media blackout of those it's web site maybe but look at this world socialist web site states the media blackout exposé on the u.s. missile strike against syria the story here is about that alleged sarin gas strike
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which was pinned on president assad and then used doesn't excuse by president trump in america to launch strikes against assad's forces o.p.c. w. sarin was used even though no one really believes that wants again. there are some facts here sarin was found that as where are the gases traces of other gases but evidence of well there's evidence of a very strange o.p.c. w. report let's not get hung up on the lorry yeah but let's not get hung up on that there's a deeper question here even if those gases were there it looks like there's plenty of evidence suggest that a five hundred pound conventional bomb was dropped and set up secondary explosions probably inadvertently which released a toxic cloud of gas over this town now it was early in the morning the god of the air was dense so the gas now formed a kind of bubble above the town in other words an unintended gas attack genuinely not the intention of the attackers trumpeted nerver or trump said in the story that
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he did he'd been forewarned by the russians this was going to happen and his own advisors were quite concerned in fact they used rather stronger language than not that chunk refused steadfastly to listen to that evidence and use this as an excuse to launch a strike so even in the white house people saying hang on donald don't do this we've got the evidence it's not right what we haven't got is transcripts to absolutely confirm that so herschel are doing interviews at the moment be using to be expressing i believe that someone who believe the vietnam war was full of atrocities should we believe are you against a war that killed three million vietnamese hirsch's got form you're right he was the person who pointed out that american forces had killed about one hundred people in the my lane massacre that was denied at the time but lo and behold it was proven so he's got a pretty good record and speaking the unspeakable maybe he's just done it again thank you. well the u.k.
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secretary of state for communities and local governments a job it may have wanted it shut down by the palestinian expos going ahead in london this weekend europe's largest palestinian event with speakers such as john pilger will host discussions and debates on the israel palestine conflict in twenty seventeen one hundred years since the british battle for. aeration after fifty years of israeli occupation and ten years of the siege on gaza joining me now is one of the speakers foreigner will see a palestinian filmmaker whose film versions of injustice has just been indorsed by . and it's out far welcome to going underground so how did j.p. morgan banker j.p. morgan currently involved in the energy pipelines reserve go to making a film like ocean's or in justice well it all began when i went and visited palestine as an adult for the first time and needless to say it was it was appalling i mean you're on the ground you think you've understood everything from the books and from the sound bites and and then you go and you see with your own
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eyes and you see just how systematic and institutionalized and widespread the oppression actually is you see with your own eyes the sort of that the illegal settlements on the hill tops and this is all within twenty two percent of historical palestine so this isn't the occupied palestinian territories i think that's often missing from the discussion so i see all this with my own eyes i'm witnessing these checkpoints and the war ploughing through and. it hits me you know this is this is this is unacceptable frankly and i come back to what i consider is my life of privilege and occasional charity and sympathy is just not enough you know and i also concluded that i think the main reason why this has been allowed to go on for so long is that most people don't understand the truth of the context behind this conflict and they don't empathize with the palestinian circumstances enough so that's where it all came about was a sort of. i can't look away any more and i'm going to try and speak to people's
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e.q. vs their i.q. with that beach scene in of in just since you got back from palestine then how frustrated and you mention this in the first bit of the bill frustrated by the mainstream media narratives there and the way journalists cover it let alone politicians whether. there's no context so it's extremely frustrating context is everything context is decades long illegal occupation of an entire nation context is a ten year blockade of gaza two million people imagine that was in london two million people blockaded for ten years where basic amenities can't even get in where you know you've got the sanitation issues of the water drinking water is limited and so forth so context everything context is the checkpoints and is the home demolitions and is the child prisoners there's no context when you're reporting in the media and you're not given context the new refrain sort of palestinian pain and suffering
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as barbarism and terrorism you know when palestinians act you know they resist or they revolt or even are aggressive or violent it's framed as as barbarism and terrorism and baseless hatred when in fact it's resistance to that occupation to those those circumstances they're living in so i think the media's done a terrible job in covering the actual narrative of the palestinians and and they've been severely the humanized but the truth is they love a live and breathe just like any you and i and anyone else regime of the book was drowning. of these pills show me a little bit about this next film today they took away the. prisoners yeah. so you know there was a unicef report that came out in two thousand and thirteen about how widespread and systematic and institutionalized it was for. the israeli military too to take
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children into a military system and this is again you know shocking is the only country in the world israel is the only country the world that tries children through a military justice system goes to the children portrayed in the media again i would say as a danger to israeli settlers well i mean let's put it this way when the majority of children are taken between midnight and five am in the morning when they're in their beds at home which should be you know the most safe place on earth for any child. i don't know what threat they were posing at that point when a twelve year old is dragged from his bread it to in the morning was the threat there you reference the throwing of rocks i did that in my film i show a child picking up a rock as a family is being kicked out of their home and their home is being demolished and and i say we have the line in the film did they expect them to be silent you know in the face of this injustice that screams are palestinians expected to just sit down while their homes are demolished and and their land is taken and they are
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blockaded and they are being made to go through hundreds of checkpoints every day and daily humiliations are they expected to just sit down and and be doe solve but for me you know i'm not an academic and i'm not a politician i am a human being who went and saw with my own eyes understood the situation both sides i am defies very much as well with the other but in this scenario is the palestinian narrative that has just been disregarded you know we need people to also recognize that the palestinians are the occupied not the occupier they are the victims of a colonial enterprise at the end of the day i mean these stablish one of the state of israel the ideological birthmother is a settler colonial enterprise whether that is over that they are the indigenous population that are being colonized well you know all of this has been left out of the narrative horrible see thank you you can see far as being in the palestinian expo in london this weekend journalist john pilger the sun. israeli defense force
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general. that's it for the show we're back on saturday the day president leads president putin in germany. forty five years to the day the israeli government assassinated. me and his seventeen year old niece. every once in a while cross to look at the big picture of a story in this case it is the middle east one of the current defining trends who are the winners and losers and how is this very dangerous region changing and this american influence. income inequality wage stagnation gerrymandering of political districts polarization you know the effect of this in congress these are well documented trends going back decades.


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