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anything which i think's true. i think equally it's a problem in the for. the top stories this hour after a street party in london preaches rules and ends in clashes with police we visit the area to find out why tensions flare. so. for me i want to be you know i'm quite peaceful other people will retaliate new york city's its highest month of shootings in nearly a quarter of a century the grim record comes to manton crime unit was disbanded following demands to defund the police by black lives matter protesters producers of skin white products come under fire their goods are racist the major companies have now renamed their brands or pulled them from the shelves completely put the issue. such
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products should not exist they should not be marketed result of white supremacy. i think if your word to remove whitening creams you would you up you have to also remove tanning solutions can you lotions wheels and an official poll shows at least 40 percent of europeans believe the blog has shown itself to be irrelevant during the pandemic is nations who couldn't count on the help of their fellow. but i welcome you here in moscow you watching international locals in the district of london the complaining of police aggression after officers broke up a street party that turned violent such events have been gaining popularity of late despite being illegal under lockdown rules $22.00 police officers were left injured after the. oh i think
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you. know what began as a large scale street party quite peaceful descended later on into police clashes on this very street here in angel town in brixton now police were called around the 1 am 2 am mark to try and discuss the crowds from the scene that would seem to be quite alarming footage emerging on social media including a police being hit with perhaps but also plays out responding in quite an aggressive manner as well though it was probably was out 2 of which have been hospitalized but also 4 people remain in custody for public order offenses now what i've been hearing on the very scene from local residents is quite a different picture to those alarming scenes in the people here in the community so the case really need to be acting better and made this pandemic of racism worldwide but also an incident like last night has merely exacerbated tensions between the police and the community it's also have to do with us black people that whole we
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feel as well do you know this really are we feel as if we're being targeted so when we feel as if we've been targeted for me i will retaliate you know i'm quite peaceful both of the people they will retaliate if you succeed to displease you and there would be no problems distribute your stuff from around you to get you to sit to what you need to look like. they would do the flip book when you take you know your buttons and you'll push you know it's i'm here in a slot for a host of sheep it makes us feel like animals i don't like stuff like that you know at the end of the day how i see this stuff just for many of the parts is a 1000000 and one things going on and i've never seen a bunch of use of this is like just to be dispersing people out like that they would see them if you see an ox in my skin because you've done the same thing to us now the prime minister's spokesperson has said that the scenes last night were appalling and that anybody the. used violence against police will face the full
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force of the law we've also heard from the home secretary preacher patel she's labelled the incident as vile we've heard from the mayor of london sidique khan as well and he said that last night's events were completely unacceptable plus the metropolitan police a certain event of a scale of that of last night was unlawful pubs and bars and restaurants are of course closed community centers in areas like this also remain closed so people are having to go to public spaces like streets and parks to congregate in a social fashion but it brings the point that they are not disadvantaged and not patrolled by streets and parks and even lit so many would argue there are not enough safe spaces to actually do so which arguably would bring placing into question all the lack of especially when we look back at how the government has handled this coronavirus pandemic in all its process not just clinically and medically but socially as well. the former head of the national counterterrorism security office chris phillips does believe the problems are the result of attitudes towards the police. it's so very long is that the
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33 of the last 1015 years have been emasculated by government by the media in such a way that they're really quite scared to take strong actions because they know that they will be criticize for so in my opinion their actions yesterday may have been good in the short term to preserve their own safety but of course to allow them all as we saw yesterday to take control of the streets is always going to be wrong anita you know i think we need to have a complete rethink in the u.k. as to how do you deal with it and i think there's no respect or fear of the police anymore which allows these people i think that they can do this without any repercussions the mob is there because it feels that it's got it's got the ability to do this now and the police are going to react in a strong way that they will do it and until we get hard at these people we won't be
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able to do with the problem. the fact lives matter movement is impacting on many sectors at the moment and one of the latest is the beauty industry several companies have faced a backlash for marketing skin whitening products corporate giant heaney lever has now announced that he's going to rename is product line which is currently called fair and lovely. we recognize that the use of the words for white and light suggest a singular idea of beauty that we don't think is right and we want to address this the move comes after 2 petitions demanding a ban on the products attracted thousands of signatures the petition states these whitening products were developed from internalized racism and promote anti black feelings unilever was not the only company in the crosshairs of activists the u.s. giant johnson and johnson was also forced to take quick action it is going to pull from the shelves its entire range of lightning products which are distributed in
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asia and the middle east. you know i mean maybe there. will be light in you and what is your eyes without the more you could feel the conversations over the past few weeks highlighted that some product names or claims on air neutrogena and clean and clear dark spot reduce of products represent fairness or white as better than your own unique skin tone this was never our intention healthy skin is beautiful skin however a lot of people hate to use the creams are outraged at what is happening we put the issue up for debate they're removing these products that are not used to correct issues or you know skin issues but they aren't used to create the theorist or possible skin such products should not exist they should not be marketed they are result of white supremacy and colonialism i think if you were to remove
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whitening creams you would you are you have to also remove tanning solutions to mean lotions are tending oils so i think that we should make it completely legal still because everyone's choice to have you know whatever they want to do with their own bodies the difference between pleasing and standing is this bleaching your skin comes from an ideology white supremacy insult hatred it's actually in my opinion a form of self mutilation where if you. prominently want to remove the melon and the color in your skin because you want to appear as wide as possible i think it's up to people to decide what they want to do and for example if you say that women cannot no longer get breast implants because it's massaging a stick because men look at their breasts more that's like saying the same thing i mean every every day something is going to be quoted as racist and i don't think that's right and i think that people are moving way too fast with this notion and i don't think that should be the case as right now there is never a speed that's too fast to eradicate racism we have been for hundreds of years
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seeing the remnant of that colonizing in the form of self-hatred and physically for china it's rooted in attempting to create parity with europeans who came into china back in the thirty's i think that china's case about why you know what incomes and whatever it's based on not by supremacy but spaced on and in the in the old days when workers used to be farmers they would take a lot and then it would be perceived as more poor if you go out in the sun so it's not about west brom's is about people's own thoughts and minds and cultures if a person who works in the sun is seen as a worker and a lower income person then that's. actually been used across hundreds of years in asia to discriminate against black people and people who are darker a star said this is a person saying i don't want to identify with my ethnicity either way it's people's rights to their own body whatever they want to do i don't like how payola look i
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put 10 cream on every day and i think it's great i don't think it's white supremacy i don't think that i'm trying to be black and i don't think i'm trying to be darker it's just i think that that's why i like it suits my body well and i like that the status symbol of white they are i think created in the minds of people around the world that if you are white margret or that has been brainwashed you think it's equal and unfortunately it was her based. not even inspired enough. in saying talent that michael jackson possess inside is well mad i think what we should do is that we should educate people on the notion that that white isn't just the most beautiful you don't hear of stuff in the shelves to make that happen you could educate people you commit make a movement saying that i think that if you remove these when creams off the shelves people go to dangerous notions dangerous measures to make them see their skin away provide education for children for the future your future generation the current generations say that hey whiter isn't beautiful and you aren't perfect just what
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you are and then it's up to them to decide what they want to do with their lives. the european union was proven to be largely irrelevant during the pandemic according to a new opinion poll the findings come after certain individual member states complained that they had to look outside the block for help as the coronavirus took old saskia taylor as more details. a crisis a time when your colors are really showed when you are the pilot together or fall apart or just prove yourself to be neither here nor perhaps more worrying than the large numbers who say the you performed burghley of even larger numbers has been irrelevant a new poll reveals a damning portrayed of how easy it is and think about the blog in the wake of the create a virus pandemic if this were a popularity rating you would be seriously worried about reelection so what led to this loss of confidence what we all know to ease proud of it open borders it's one
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of its selling points moving from london to paris is busiest swapping a bowler hat for a beret but free movement is also ironically one of the things that failed brussels was going to administer and which we all share the conviction that travel restrictions on border closures would not be appropriate in the political precautions at this point. but as the number of infections continued its upward trend criticism with then grew as did the fact that a party there was no far the game plan other than just leaving the door open. we were told that it was obviously very important that we should be under this umbrella of the european union and the countries to work together the european union has said nothing the only thing they have said is that there is absolutely no need to set up restrictions on travel at the borders and then the peak passed when countries pondered how to restart their ailing economies reopening and letting
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tourists in was seen as a logical step but even that process was of red. with indecision and disagreement. it is also it is crucial for us to coordinate our choices on the european scene particularly with regard to the shang given area however at the moment this is not happening it seems but i was also a bit of a free for all on how individual countries behaved with them at that own borders it's me knocked out and threw away the key no restaurants no sport nothing britain dollywood before following suit but you could back the size on the street and not wear mosque and in sweden people continue to walk around cinnamon buns and dots around the maypole as for testing the u.k. and france have similar populations but 4 times more brits than french have been tested and looked like there was no strategy in play no wonder the e.u. has needs of health official resigned in frustration and dismay i've been extremely disappointed by the european response to covert 19 for what pertains to the
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complete absence of coordination of health care policies among members states their current opposition to cohesive financial support initiatives to provide a safe one sided border closures and the marginal scale of synergistic scientific initiatives and on the streets but also wasn't a feeling that it was one for all and all for one commerce no one european age has been great in aid that came from within the e.u. community. i don't know when germany or france and we are always there for them when it's the opposite not so much in the canal and should be thankful to russia but also to china in cuba as well as to other countries outside the european union which brussels did show some remorse it is also true that too many were not there on time when italy needed a helping hand at the very beginning. and yes for that it is right that europe as a whole offers
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a heartfelt apology that still didn't stop the chaos from continuing because it's in the overwhelmed by 34000 that's got a right it's a people tree 2000000000 euro from the emergency relief fund while hungry with just a 6th of the population of its knee and far fewer covert that's got more than 5 and a half 1000000000 years to distinguish between the fact that people demand asian and say that 80 and with their p.c. next gen i cannot say that 80 gallons visions are so that when we should have most of the day to meaning the german and should be germans and want to be then there has been jail it is a different state it's like they've been stealing from each other in ireland even taking. medication. another i mean the european union you see is based on the full idea that you can build from above and then you know bill cuts equal we a utopian citizenship that simply does not exist in the mancs of people us in
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advance and ends of right no one was ready for this but the european union sin was not in the fact that it struggled with this unprecedented crisis but that it failed to live up to its name. after taylor and i still competed sadiq a government site also freed from streets in a town that's been revealed the sex is bought stock has been shut down to 6 months will have a look at why the stuff. i
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have been to national memorial awards has extended its deadline for submissions. all media professionals are eligible whether you are a freelance journalist work for alternative media or a part of a global news platform you can submit to your published works in either video format go toward go to r.t. dot com and it or no. hello again defund the police as a rallying cry of the black lives matter protesters throughout the u.s.
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but it does come at a time when crime is on the rise new york has just recorded its highest month of shooting incidents nearly a quarter of a century and place of warning that this could become a new normal with more his kind of. the recent decision by the new york city police department to disband the anti crime unit last week was most likely taken in response to protests against police brutality now shootings in the city have broken records 125 people killed since june the worst sense 1996 the courts are now closed and those charged with the possession of illegal guns are free to walk the streets we have over $1000.00 people that have been indicted on a gun possession charge where the cases are open and they're walking around the streets of new york today 53 shootings have taken place since the anti crime unit was disbanded mayor bill de blasio is saying he wants action from the police this
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weekend we also saw a real challenge is out in our streets in terms of gun violence and this is something we all have to focus on and i know the n.y.p.d. is focused on it we have to address a troubling trend we've seen in terms of shootings over the last weeks mayor bill de blasio says the 26 different incidents happened last weekend he blames that on the summer heat we know in the warmer months unfortunately historically there been more shootings that's not something we accept but it's something we understand we have to fight against but some voices are speaking up and blaming the police department and noisy shooting violence in 24 hours thanks to new york's failed politicians who lack the courage to tell the truth and now who suffers who are the real victims where are the phony politicians now take a bow de blasio city council new york state senate the body count is growing you are in it nothing indicates that these high crime numbers are going to decrease
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anytime soon meanwhile lives are being lost amid the political games and battle of words hail a mop and r.t. new york. has been revealed that p.k. watch watch dog in charge of scrutinizing. the country's arms exports has been shut down for the last 6 months the news does come amid concerns recent sales have been fueling conflicts abroad with a parliamentary committee on arms export control is responsible for examining each and every sale but it hasn't sat since december's general election with u.k. currently the 2nd largest arms exporter in the world to many m.p.'s are calling for the committee to be reformed as soon as possible they do claim the public is being kept in the dark about the country's weapons trade and there are currently many complex being balls around the world in which britain sells arms to one or more of the warring parties including the ongoing conflict in yemen there is mounting and legitimate concern over a number of existing licenses that would allow the potential use of british
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equipment such as rubber bullets for example in places like hong kong the united states and other destinations of concern the committee on arms export countries needs to be allowed to scrutinise these licenses at the earliest opportunity. well the u.k. has been accused of selling arms to countries considered frequent violators of human rights says clocked up billions in sales to saudi arabia since 2015 when the gulf state began its the tourist bombing of yemen and weeks of sales push has drawn sharp criticism though and legal action 2 from antiwar activists fighter jets dropping british build bombs over yemen by the saudi air force resulted in a court ruling that the exports had actually been unlawful a supreme court case is currently pending several human rights groups and politicians have also called to warn the u.k. to end its export of tear gas and rubber bullets to the united states oxfam's
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policy adviser on arms and conflict martin butcher told us why b.k. arms export watchdog considered one of the strictest in the world is so important. the high court in 2017 noted that it was a crucial part of the machinery for making sure that parliament had oversight of government policy in practice and it has indeed proved that time and again over the years so this is a vital committee for example after the arab spring when the committee examined licenses to supply to countries that were committing human rights abuses the government ended up canceling $150.00 of those licenses so it can name and shame and that pressure has been a fact that the legislation we have on paper is good i think there are improvements that could be made and we need to stick robustly to that legislation and to
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agreements like the arms trade treaty and clearly having a parliamentary forum to debate these issues and to put pressure on the government will be very important in making that happen. now tomorrow i was supposed to see the 1st white house meeting he negotiated meeting between me and kosovo in 19 months but it has been called off after the course of an prime minister canceled the trip after the course of and president was indicted this week on war crimes. due to the new developments in pristina as a result of the indictment submitted by the special prosecutor's office i have to return to my country to deal with the situation. what a special prosecutor's office investigating kosovo's war with a in the late ninety's had indicted president has she along with 9 others for alleged war crimes thing clude murder and the enforced disappearance of people and torture although there's been no official statement from that she on previous
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occasions he has angrily denied any accusations of wrongdoing the hague court has yet to decide whether the case will go to trial serbian canadian film director boris muller good ski is skeptical. well the hague tribunal was never formed just it's the ball was formed to justify u.s. foreign policy towards the balkans in the 1990 s. where the serbs were. the only culprit in the bridge of yugoslavia and the war kosovo and tribunals verdicts were meant to simply sort of verify. this foreign policy decision and prove that the were in the only ones who are committing war crimes committing atrocities that she was a commander of the kosovo liberation army which fought for independence from serbia more than 10000 people died in that war which ended with kosovo declaring its
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independence something still doesn't recognize along with a handful of other countries after the war that she went into politics finally becoming the president in 26 thing u.s. has been kosovo's a close ally since nato intervention in that war and that friendship can be seen in fact she's photos with u.s. officials boris not a good ski again believes the united states has always known about the controversies surrounding that. i basically think that the western leaders knew all along about that she says not only with the publishing of dick morris' report namely in this that of the organ arms trafficking ring but back in 1908 in 1009 is well when she thought she was actually nicknamed the snake that was his actual nickname while he was the military commander of the lake so the americans knew who they were going in with because their interest was to take control over kosovo and
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they knew that their caley were the ones who were ready to die for the united states to power over kosovo because that's what are the night everybody else has done after that they ceded control of coast of all not so the albanian people as they promised as they allegedly fought for but to the united states and the west because the coastal today's essentially u.s. colony you're watching on t.v. to national thanks me company to stuff the name of back again at the top of the. new clip become a battleground in the u.s. in vermont people have demanding the shutdown of a local plant from my yankee is right now my focus because it's
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a very dangerous medicare power plant the owner is attempting to run the reactor beyond its operational limit this case just sort of puts a magnifying glass on where's the power in this country where's it going is it moving more towards corporate interests or is it more in the idea of a traditional participatory democracy as are power lie with the people this case demonstrates that struggle in the very. our struggle on r.t. .
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hello and welcome to cross top we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle as the culture war rages on a baited the billionaire class is only getting wealthier their wealth has skyrocketed 20 percent or i've 184 $1000000000.00 since the start of the pandemic slash law how will his back shape the coming recovery and is a permanent underclass the new normal. to discuss this and more i'm joined by my guest richard wolffe in new york he's a professor emeritus of economics at the university of massachusetts amherst as well as an author of the recent books understanding socialism and understanding marxism and in chicago or which he has a chief marketing strategist bubba trading all right gentleman rules in effect that means you can jump in time you want i was appreciate time let me go to you as you just heard in my introduction you know that we have an ongoing deep recession i
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think as of this morning the i.m.f. came out with their global projections and a contraction of about 5 percent globally the u.s. doesn't do much better the industrialized world is more or less in the same position but at the same time as i said you know we how the wealthiest among us reaping in enormous revenues and profits year and the unemployment depending on who you want to look at it's. 13 maybe 17 percent and that's not going to go away any time soon so what's really happening with the the economy or it's a recession deep recession for many and it's a goal the last time for some go ahead. i think when you look at the overall picture and this is if you go back to the origination of the federal reserve i think this is kind of their plan all along this is part of the world's largest legalized ponzi scheme they can do is allow the rich to get richer as times get
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tougher you know for years they've had access to this cash and capital to borrow it's only recently that the average guy can actually grow some money to get in so they through thrive and bad conditions and actually i've always built well under the toughest conditions because they have the access to capital that others don't they have the ways they get the money others don't so their businesses are allowed to thrive well everybody else is out of business you come by where i am in chicago and almost every small business is going to be out of business i had time to selling is over not just wipe out an entire class of people because you allowed the 'd wealthy to go out and thrive through these tough times getting access to capital doing all the things that normal people don't get to do so the class divide will continue and it's mostly because we don't really allow the true free markets work anymore we allow the the upper echelon they have a better chance and better.


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