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the water where politicians you walk to school in on and give the go ahead. donald trump threatens to send the army to seattle for thirty's there's something about the protesters who have occupied part of the city and declared an autonomous so the city's says the using military force would be illegal. there is a new wave of anti racism protests taking place in london hundreds of black lives matter demonstrators have surrounded a statue of winston churchill which last week was still being defeated declaring him a racist. swedish opposition parties lash out the government's relaxed approach to the corona virus which resulted in one of the highest mortality rates in europe.
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are there great to have you with us this is r.t. international. protesters in the newly formed autonomous zone in seattle are considering their next move having seize control of the area after it was abandoned by police president from past threatened to send in the army if local authorities fail to resolve the matter. we're not going to let this happen in seattle if we have to go and we're going to go and to go because you're going to do it but to go to do it he's got great national guard troops too you can do it but one way or the other it's going to get done and these people are not going to occupy a major portion of a great city our president wants to tell a story about domestic terrorists who have a radical agenda and are promoting a conspiracy and fitz's law and order initiatives it's simply not true the threat to invade seattle to divide and incite violence in our city is not only
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unwelcome it would be illegal the capitol hill autonomous zone was formed at the beginning of the week by black lives matter activists they barricaded themselves inside 6 blocks in the center of seattle declaring it a police free zone activist deseret de loach explained what life is like inside the commune. i am down here in the capitol hill autonomous zone also known as chavez and the mood here is come to leave a peaceful ok you can see it over here. we've got people really get some food and over here we also have free pizza shrinks water all types of snacks we've got people handing out bags with masks and hand sanitizer literally everything you can think of and over here is the memorial that is set up to all of the people that we've lost or during the george floyd rebellion as
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they're calling it that's what the the wall says over there there's a good constant 24 hour vigil people can like candles and you know say their prayers see you know just just hang out this is the west entrance to the capitol hill autonomous zone back there we have the the precincts which is where this is where most of the violence was inactive by the police for the last 2 nights the last week or so this is where most of the stuff happened and there are still 4 main barricade points and inside is the autonomous zone people are anticipating on staying as long as possible there in several tents that have already been set up people are preparing to stay overnight main goal i would say that i could say right now is that people are they calling for the defunding of police you know nationwide we've seen this minneapolis city council. already you know completely just then vote to disband the minneapolis police were
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calling for the same thing here in seattle we're calling for a complete defunding of the police a complete reallocation and to black and brown community is where it's needed the most and so that is definitely a goal of people. i would say the number one. great now. and bill and protests are continuing in other parts of the city to thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets and what they called a silent protest rally came on the same day as a federal judge ordered officers to temporarily stop using tear gas against the protesters in seattle. we want protests are showing no signs of easing in the u.s. states as well with the center of american commerce no exception new york's or demonstrators come out peacefully to support the black lives matter movement the rally coinciding with a women's empowerment march and ending with a joint plan for crowds gathered in manhattan reportedly starting shouting it
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started out from trump tower people were seen holding placards and chanting various to burn included defunding the police justice for george freud and the focus on the lives of black women. and aside from the general public the black lives matter movement has the backing of major u.s. companies including microsoft and starbucks however it seems that when it comes to the racial equality cause it's more talk than action on t. saskia taylor explains. 21st century companies live in fear of cancel cults such as old tweed 2 i misjudged jokingly 20 haase sentence in the court of public opinion so with black lies much of protests sweeping the globe every business is clamoring to see a part of fine the problem is they forgot to do a background check on themselves just found out starbucks is key to ring to the
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comfort of their resist customers by asking their stuff not to wear anything in support of black clothes matter so i won't be visiting them and they'll be telling everyone i know to boycott them as well that by the end of the tire was. it was too late because by then incensed activist had gotten a parking space not. the car it's history and sure now starbucks got schooled by its own hypocrisy stop bots use a scoff at the 6 track to buy all slaves and what tomorrow kenyon costa rica and panama. remember when they wrote let's talk about racism on the cops remember when the close to half a day because 2 black men were arrested for being black at a starbucks as we always thought they were only about black lives matter when it's convenient lucky for starbucks so it's not taking all the heat as other companies also ringback suffer from selective memory fashion powerhouses i victoria's
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secret's and prada tweeted how how sick and insulted they were by inequality and how they were companies with ethics which could be seen as false up the ties and given that if you google though you might stumble across words like child labor exploitation black face asked for vogue obviously the most influential fashion magazine well now it's promoting voices and brands in the black community which probably came as quite a surprise to the publication brazil director who recently celebrated her 50th birthday with them own problematic slave themed party the world of big tech is also massively promoting black lives matter not on $10000.00 men will be welcomed by the movement's banner and jeff bezos is publicly naming and shaming customers who send him mean e-mails because of the company's starts which would be a full proof plan to boost your popularity than to make another couple of
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$100000000.00 if it wasn't for the fact that i was and makes a tidy sum from its dealings with the police it is a bridge to mistake a furnace on to use this moment to make empty and hypocritical statements when it is similar tenuously building the backbone for many police departments across the country the company proprietary policy center acknowledges that are clearly targeting and harming black and brown communities and into the mix there are only 8 percent of its managers in the us a black and you'll see why slapping a barrier on your home page doesn't quite make the cut. as a black woman i feel like it is time to boards there's a help us troubles everyone wants to join in and profit from us and what microsoft has started posting messages from it's like employees they don't mind and runs out of material pretty quickly given the less than 5 percent of its entire what force is law so we guess it look couple of pages here that bathroom in
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a social media stunt the pundits will laugh it up and the books will stay balanced but it looks like the wind posted another blast well mr brown they forgot to put a padlock on my closet busting with skeletons. sweden's health minister says that the country's taking precautions out of a potential 2nd wave of the corona virus however there are still doubts and concern about how the 1st wave was handled. it is true that the swedish rates of mortality are comparatively high on certain days or weeks however it's also true that these kinds of comparisons tends to be a snapshot of the pandemic on a certain period of time we've managed to flatten the curve the health care system has coped well as expected the mortality rates are decreasing slowly but steadily as we've took a much more relaxed approach compared to most of the european countries with no
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strict lockdown imposed but there have been increasing questions about its success with even the state epidemiologist admitting that there were too many fatalities the whole situation has sparked outrage from opposition parties. the government and the public health authority have been given chance after chance to correct their mistakes despite this the delays and the hand wringing remain the swedish government has deliberately allowed a large spread of the disease in difficult crisis we will always be leaderless as long as this government is in power. there have been obvious fundamental failures in sweden's covered response we didn't get protective equipment to care homes in time although everyone knew that their residence where the most vulnerable according to a recent poll there's been a significant drop in support for the government's response to the virus shows a fall of 18 percent since april can't see over an online newspaper and a former member of the social democrat party is actually surprised there hasn't
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been more criticism we have the highest mortality rates i mean. of most countries. we are in a situation that other european countries are denying us the right to go there even our neighboring country won't allow us but they will allow the norwegians and the danes and i have understanding for that considering how the switch government has handled this chronic crisis. but this is a fact and testing was never important in fact the government authority that the government now sort of blames they said testing is unnecessary so just these 2 things prove more or less that the government's actions in this crisis has been wrong and it's pretty obvious for the opposition parties to use that against the government because they have failed in in most ways so not only do they see the
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active politicians but the people of sweden see it also it's quite unbelievable. that the social democrats and authority hasn't gotten more critique than it has. police in the us are becoming increasingly stigmatized amid the ongoing blank lives matter protests major in the tulsa police department has been criticised for arguing officers aren't specifically targeting african-americans he says that he has the figures to back up what he's saying spoke with him earlier on. you had those isolated incidents rifles and go incidents that occur and especially on body camera video they're shown over and over again so i think the general public thinks that's happening in the states we make 350000000 contacts year and obviously the fast majority of those are not in the instance that occur we use force less than one percent of all arrestees but when that mistake happens you know we're all healed that skinner all went back i would encourage your audience your the
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washington post police shooting database and they come pall the state of source you can go back and look and since 2015 if you want to look talk simply about the unarmed individual shot by law enforcement if you break it down between african-american and white it's 3 percent unarmed whites an arm and 2 percent of an arm or an arm black so they're very even numbers and you know if the race isn't a factor generally those numbers should be even there's a real steer here in the states to actually talk about that and what i've been trying to say is we've got to be able to we've got to be able to we can at least talk about those facts it's really hard to move slower a problem solve a piece of power and use of excessive force by police in the us who goes right back to the civil rights movement has been going on for a you know 50 is. can you understand why there are coals even like a public movement to defund the police force do you think that that is the right direction to go in given that the problems have been around for so long isn't it
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time to try something different or is this the case of just making a bad situation worse if you if you start to defund that's a huge huge decision and you've got to really think about law enforcement in america is it well funded now i think were we have gone astray in america is law enforcement being tasked with doing things that we never had to do from the mentally ill that that system is broken so law enforcement final straw that we end up you know about 60 percent of the people unfortunately have shoot this country's are are mentally ill and force it off which doesn't always know that on a sunny and so i actually. tyrants fire some programs of the law enforced to try to take some of that weight one force which is you can't take funny to watch source there and then asked lots more to do the same exact words just really version. turning now to london where several anti racism demonstrations are being held on saturday many are centered around the box that was that she was formally to winston
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churchill in parliament square was last week was targeted by activists who sprayed he was a racist on it police have imposed new restrictions demanding protesters leave the streets by 5 pm to prevent violence with counter-demonstrators also planning to rally reporter james brown has more. we're in parliament square which is the designated meeting point for the right wing groups who have been called to central london supposedly to defend britain's cultural interests as they say but they are also quite ready to use their fists and twice now we've seen them attacking police throwing cans throwing glass bottles and 2 cameramen actually passes on the other side with bloody faces and looking injuries and for now things have quietened down the official large amount of protesters there coming from hyde park to trafalgar square much of the controversy surrounding these process has been about vandalism and attacks on monuments dedicated to people from britain's colonial past for
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instance the slave trader in bristol his statue was taken down and thrown into the river and here perhaps you can see behind me this is the place where only a few days ago winston churchill statue was visible to everybody that was graffitied with the phrase was a racist and in response to that and vandalism of other statues the mass of the can decided to board up the statues and that has provoked quite an angry response from prime minister forrestal's you've got a situation in which the statue of winston churchill who is a national hero has had to be boarded up for fear of violent attack and that to me is both absurd and and wrong is should not have a situation which people who are protesting or for or one group one basis are violently attacking the police or public property of course this is a very controversial topic a lot of people believe that the statues should not have been boarded up that they
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should be protected by police as a wide range of opinions throughout the british public and we were here on the streets of london finding out exactly what people think of city contraceptives i guess people are here to defend certain statues. i support people defended you know you support people trying to take you down so i try to look at things from both perspectives there's a lot of good history behind it people don't want to talk about the bad history and that's one of the issues is trying to be changed i didn't realize he was racist i didn't realize a lot of things he'd done i never learned and i certainly wouldn't learn it from the stuff he outside. or i just i would. use a more in school which is actually still in school people should remember it was a lot harder but. i don't think a lot of the statue should be taken down after gags or balls suffered by the past i think if we think that this is something for the people who are living in
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a world where they have to be a cd player for now things are pretty quiet well as quiet as they're going to get with people seeing football charts in the background but there is quite a lot of coal being drunk here it's also very hot and the protesters will be making their way down towards trafalgar square which is not too far away from here when the protest or officially supposed to end at 5 pm the police will be trying their utmost to make sure that the 2 sides do not meet. we will state side house speaker nancy pelosi is leading the charge to remove 11 confederates that she is from the nation's capitol building so even sent a letter to the joint committee on the library demanding the move nationwide demonstrations against racism can you imagine jefferson davis alexander stephens. treason it takes region against united states now and this tragedy i see only because their state like him here plus his request comes as
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demonstrators across the country demand symbols of the confederacy be taken down in norfolk virginia as censure of a confederate soldier has been removed after standing for more than a century however official stated it was taken down g.t. safety concerns and even pulls with another city in the state a man was left in a coma after being hit by a stench a talk by demonstrators who are on the stand she is in the city have been beheaded we discuss the war on these monuments with a host of anti america's on contact show chris hedges. i think it's important to remember what the historian carl becker wrote and that is that history is what the president chooses to remember about the past so historical monuments are an expression of power indication of who has power and that's the power to choose our history is remembered in public places. all of these confederate monuments the ones that you've seen coming down mostly in the south of course. were put up in the
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late 890 s. the early 20th century. to essential remind of black people during jim crow and the period of lynching. of the power and celebration of white supremacy and there was a very conscious effort to exclude figures. not just in terms of black leadership or those such as not turner and others rose up to rebel against slavery but also white including generals who didn't. support segregation and white supremacy. black rights movements have been famous across the u.s. since the 1960 s. one of the most controversial the black panthers started by monitoring cops and challenging police brutality we discussed think the rise of the black lives matter movement along with current civil rights in america with renowned political
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activist and former black panther self angela davis because the interviewed full on monday here's a preview i think the world is able to see. this certain nation is far from healthy. oh police departments are the most dramatic expression of structural racism our prisons are full of black people. like to know. that we have to have an abolitionist imagination if we want to guarantee a future for our city and i was standing nation and for the world's. still ahead 1300 medics war the thousands of protesters might be in danger of contracting code 19 because tear gas is helping its transmission from person to
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person take a closer look after the break. there was a period let's call it the uni polar you know period after the end of the cold war where the u.s. and nato countries and other people sort of wanted russia to become what they described as a normal country what they meant by normal was a country that was democratic by western standards that was capitalist now was a member of u.s. led international rules graced the water established by the u.s. i think a lot of people saw that as sort of permanent 2nd class status in the u.s. led system and i think it's pretty clear that russia in particular has been pushing
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back on that. joining me every 1st day on the alex salmond and i'll be speaking to a guest of the world of politics. i'm show business i'll see you there. welcome back there's concern the use of tear gas could hugely increase the spread of covert 19 among protesters issues but highlighted in an open letter signed by almost 1300 u.s. public health and medical professionals comes amid the nationwide protest against racism has been raging for 2 and a half weeks oppose any use of tear gas smoke or other or spiritual irritants which could increase risk for covert 19 by making the response tree tractor more
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susceptible to infection exacerbating existing inflammation and in juicing coughing . apart from coronavirus related health concerns there are other issues to prolong the exposure to the gas or a large dose especially in a closed setting can lead to blindness it can also leave severe chemical burns of the throat and lungs and even deadly respected tree failure but philadelphia's police commissioner still argues right control agents remain the safest way to disperse crowds the deployment of tear gas was a means to save to diffuse the volatile and dangerous situation and restore order when it became increasingly clear that other measures were in fact if in accomplishing that necessary objective. mohammed vernier virally just at the u.k.'s lancaster university believes concerns about the current use of tear gas are justified. actually then we look on to the dispatcher track inspection they are very easy to be trust me today and one of the contributing factors for the call of
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augustine's right and take the whole word on nice they didn't for 5 months as being a stress free treatment of transmission so anything that can expose the respiratory track or create additional damage to the spirit tract is something that would certainly help provide us to any trade into the body otherwise we could probably protect it so be it forget it comes to the street exacting section and i'm excited cornell are certainly good at keeping the upper respiratory tract healthy is not very important and having to tear gas is certainly not a good choice in this good condition in particular so someone who has interacted with a girl nobody has or has asked them all or other commodities in terms of this for tracking sections or other or community diseases if they were to be under the tear gas or similar kind of type or even that mean that david because finding more and heart coughing can lead the hardest to trouble even longer than to meet it is just
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that we are really concerned so this means the largest transmission would be even more having to explore many people in the vicinity would be a lot more exposed. the international criminal court has slammed washington the sanctioning the organization saying that the court is effectively the last for the victims of atrocities an attack on the i.c.c. represents an attack against the interests of victims of atrocity crimes for many of whom the court represents the last for justice secretary of state must pump a 0 announced the sanctions in response to a probe into u.s. war crimes in afghanistan no so gave a speech almost entirely dedicated to the greatness and exceptionalism of the united states rather kill him open parts of the story mongering. donald trump has announced that sanctions are being imposed on the international criminal court it's being alleged that the institution violates the sovereignty of the united states trump administration is taking the following actions. 1st we're authorizing the
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imposition of economic sanctions against i.c.c. officials directly engaged in i.c.c. efforts to investigate u.s. personnel or allied personnel against that allied states consent and against others who material support such officials activities instead of having the international criminal court monitor human rights around the world it seems that the united states government will take on this task all for its own mike pompei o the u.s. secretary of state recently came out with a report describing religious freedom around the world and he touted the united states as the ideal in the speech mike pompei oh trotted out the old image of an exceptional united states that stands above all others when it comes to liberty and freedom our nation is so special it's the greatest nation in the history of civilization especially the challenges like the ones that we are confronting here in the united states today will be managed and on the will be
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a political process this in gauged of the be wide open debate and are our core principles the the fact that we respect every human being because they are made in the image of god will be reflected in the way that the united states response to these challenges according to mike palm peo american discourse is free and open it's only an other countries apparently that mass protests are taking place. 5 o 5. catley it's only in other countries that peaceful protests are dispersed with tear gas and dissidents are arrested and held without charges only in foreign lands as the political elite ignore the needs of the people and plow ahead building a police state no not in america only 60 years ago congress was overwhelming would probe police militarization nancy pelosi elliott angle and of the $350.00 lawmakers of both parties joined together to vote against representative do. since amendment
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to end transfers of military equipment to local police in 2014 and of course america always respects the rights of journalists and freedom of the press we have received numerous reports of journalists attacked harassed and arrested and detained in the course of their work over the protests in the united states against systemic racism and police brutality only in other lands to allies watch in horror at the mis handling protests we all watch in horror and consternation what's going on in the united states only in foreign lands we see citizens begging the united nations to speak up for their rights the undersigned family members of victims of police killings and civil society organizations from around the world call on member states of the un human rights council to urgently convene a special session on the situation of human rights in the united states in order to respond to the unfolding grave human rights crisis borne out of the repression of
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nationwide protests you see the united states is exceptional it's got a perfect record it does not need an international criminal court and it's got solid ground to stand on and criticize other countries yeah well these days even many stunts u.s. allies might strongly disagree with that cable mop and r.t. new york let me rather today thanks to stay with an international updates coming your way in half an hour. 54 jobs and more than 1300 military personnel are headed to heal some air force base in alaska where is that to say come on i'll show you what's the reason for any type of enhanced u.s. military presence in this area rush up.

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