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on al-jazeera. and done fast range of stories from across the globe from the perspective of the net let's join the states announces era. with the top stories on al-jazeera a senior commander with iran's revolutionary guard has accepted responsibility for the downing of the ukrainian airliner which killed or $176.00 people on board. it was brought down by accidentally by a short range missile soon after takeoff from tehran on wednesday it was the site not iran launched missiles that iraqi bases housing u.s. troops. very those in our aviation services who are denying responsibility they were saying this based on their findings and i repeat
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they are not to blame it is us who are to blame the plane was on its way it did not have any error or mistake everyone worked very well efficiently it was us who made a mistake and we are responsible we should accept responsibility and accountability as a bird is in tehran he says the commander of iran's revolutionary guard if force has leveled some of the blame for the crash tensions with the u.s. . he's very much painted the picture that iran was on a war footing that donald trump had threatened 52 sites in iran that iran had reserve retaliated to the assassination of general cos and so the money's on that evening or early hours of the morning iran had fired missiles into iraq at u.s. targets now he says that iran is expecting the possibility of war that they will heighten tensions on the battery operator had been sent to this location in iran and he had been informed that there was
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a cruise missile and he should have made contact with superiors before firing a rocket he waited for 10 seconds yet 10 seconds to make that decision but for some reason either because of defense purposes or a network been busy he wasn't able to make communication and he made that decision to fire that rocket and he said that he made a bad decision and that it was a mistake now the commander was very regretful he said i wish i was dead and i didn't have to see such circumstances and that day they showed all the blame saying that the aviation authority isn't to blame but that doesn't explain some of the language that has come out from the iran over the last few days denials the head of the aviation authority saying that to a scientifically impossible and logical dr was hit by a missile and from statements from the government calling the united states as a saying that they were lying and that this was psychological warfare
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a man has declared 3 days of mourning after the death of its rulers. 79 year old died after a long illness he had been credited with modernizing the gulf country so trying to boost cousin has been sworn in as armand's new leader. pledged to maintain the light so towns policies of peace and non interference. we remain guided by the late sultans wisdom going forward we will preserve and embark on the achievements he made this is what we are adamant to do to follow in his footsteps with respect to international relations we will follow in the same course set out by the late sultan we will embrace foreign policies based on peaceful coexistence without any interference in domestic affairs of other states we will continue as we always did during the lifetime of sultan qaboos. iraq's caretaker
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prime minister is in the kurdish regional capital it builds to discuss the withdrawal of foreign troops. is holding talks with members of the regional government at the presidential palace iraq's parliament held a non-binding vote to expel all foreign forces after the assassination of iranian military commander of the money in baghdad last week but counting is underway in taiwan's presidential and parliamentary elections opinion polls suggest president saying women whose independence is likely to win a 2nd term. motor's governing party is voting to choose a new leader to replace prime minister joseph muscat he had balanced teams persecution last month after his chief of staff was implicated in the murder of journalist def make our want to believe in $27.00 today those are the headlines and news continues here on al-jazeera after europe's forbidden colony
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2. so when did you see stand yeah so that by the way you can put it on the audience wanted to enter. i'm organizing a big event for the biggest theater in this part of europe and we are marking the 4th anniversary of julian assange as political as i don't know like what was happening at the same day today in berlin brussels belgrade paris
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naples madrid said i well i these are all the all the all the venues all our people i think this case is not just about julian assange it's about transparency it's about democracy in europe. you know this about speaking on stage how does this fit in with you know this is normally. a. but don't just sit in the room and write for some of them. sometimes the right books but also but they also do this so go to refugee that you think you are a new convert from us. i don't have time to think about myself. and was the 1st the world will be near speaker and then it will focus people.
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from this side begin to. thank you. so as you know we are going to listen and to have a conversation with you. here . so please welcome them both on stage about 10 years very hard to. what they learnt from julian a sandwich is that you have to be consistent maybe sometimes you have these temptation to feeling that you are not important that the powers are smiling at last and laughing when we occupy our spare that they are laughing when we are in a public space but below we have 2000 people here tonight in 8 cities at the same
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time hundreds of thousands watching the live stream and i think the more they cannot just sit in their room and read books even if you want to write about the refugee crisis you cannot do it if you didn't speak to a refugee for instance or if you are writing about the crisis of europe or solutions for europe i think you cannot do it if you don't speak with the people and i think we don't have time only to sit in the room and write about it we need to work because this continent is clubs. you. know the financial crash of 2008 started in america's housing market but then they did europe as it lurch from sovereign debt cries is to make stagnation
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unemployment of 25 percent in some countries led to social unrest and the continent suffered the wars terrorist attacks 8 years. and that was before over 1000000 refugees decided to walk the balkan route into your. often all this is discussed as forces of nature beyond our control. but there's a philosopher i look for their old cause what if they can only call ups refugees and terrorism are actually all caused by something more fundamental. 2 i'm going on a journey across europe in search of what for next the crazies tearing our continent apart. to saloniki norton greece if you just visited central square you'd never guess this small charming city is at
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the epicenter of europe's problems. in 2015 refugees fleeing war and poverty walked into europe sure the nearby village of evil mean. germany said they would accept syrians but after more than a 1000000 people came europe panicked and sealed the border trip and those who continue to come in for. greece finally cleared the domine camp in may 2015 citing sanitation and safety. but that's not the whole story. we're heading towards a new refugee camp for the refugees from the many who are more and we're going to meet most of their. most to face from aleppo and raced into many just as the border was closed. he spent 3 months there hoping and trying to cross before deltora this clear to camp and would you say are
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different dishes better here than in the domine like what what was there there and what is better here yeah actually. here is very plausible. it's what tech tool from the song from from. for the 10th years a big. bunch nobody knows how long we're going to stay and we get information i wonder. how long it takes for the. they said nobody else. to face taking us back to domine to explain why the camp was clear. and this is something i wasn't expecting. a motorway service station transformed by those refusing the government camps. the services allow them to stay at that the same time doing good business charging them for showers.
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now is 100 persons change the players it used to be full of fans and no no one now only me. can you show us a bit how it looked like at the tracks. so refugees tense all this place here right this one venue ice like full of dance. these tracks are the most important rule from greece seaports a crucial way for local companies and multinationals to get their goods into the heart of fuel. there's a train coming. so when the tents were here at this place there were no trains coming but yeah because. there is not. to try many times to bring the train as. the refugees represented the problem. free of and.
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there is a ministry. and you see there. the tribes with many. more on board our children we. are blocking the trains deliberately you knew that if you were blocking the way. europe and the greeks they will start to react to. the greek train company ois he told us they couldn't move goods for $75.00 days costing them $1000000.00 he lost shipping. i think is the best metaphor for what's happening in europe today in the sense that people refugees who are fleeing from war and from war zones such as syria but also going to stand in iraq became
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a problem. because we're at the train track and they were blocking the train trip. so it became a problem for for the for peroration for also other countries not only greece because this way was blocked so on the one what you can see is that refugees don't have the right to move freely on the other hand goods can move freely as far and as much as they want. but greece is subject to forces beyond its control. the global financial crash revealed that greece has taken out a mountain of loans from european banks. at the urging of european leaders europe's financial institutions gave greece the biggest loan in history. and most of that money flowed straight back to the mainly french and german banks who had encouraged
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them to borrow. but the loan conditions required extreme osteria to state spending cuts so severe that the economy shrunk by a quarter of unemployment reached 27 percent prompting a huge rise this was. another condition was must privatisation of all 3 s. including this strategic really important port of p.j. . it is one of the most important ports in the mediterranean and recently the greek government has sold 67 percent of the shares to a chinese company called costco. the ducks are quiet today the sell off has prompted a better with the unions they say the troika of the international monetary fund the european central bank and the european commission are experimenting with a new kind of privatization. you would strike over the coming days 20 days today at the end of day strike. very going where going to trade
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unionists and me thinking since it's an international trade to us we think they are very much interested thing the paper they say sure that is news stream and these 2 ports which is quite unusual since they are private i say even the port authority or at least city it's fish features on the part of your knowing that all of this is that the envelope forgetting there for a passport authority headquarters and it will be privatized the day after and this building we've been given to the costco. because costco doesn't recognize unions the doctors fear they will go from being skilled employees with secure jobs to temporary workers with no rights. can you explain us what is the difference between the working conditions if the part of paedos which is still old by the greek state and the parts which is already old they are using a complex system of self and thought so there is no direct employment by costco.
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and precarious employment that means they work. $1215.00 days a month so there is no stable job for them and there is no. skin show for trained professional trained show that's why there are frequent. action and saying mr we know this may be also this more that we subcontracting expanded to other ports in europe the last 6 years. an experiment for a droid kind nor a liberal policies. what they are thinking here they try to export it in other countries in the european union. what we have seen in court today was that the biggest historical achievements of the european project. such as collective bargaining such trade union organizing minimal wages all of this is actually disintegrating.
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many blame the chinese company cost but i'm meeting former greek finance minister yanis varoufakis who has astonishing inside information about europe's part in the deal. seems this is not working. yeah. amongst the 1st things they did in the ministry they one day to was to embark upon a. kind of silent negotiation with the chinese authorities and with the costco c.e.o. and we agreed to collective bargaining and were allowing trade unions to present workers for other port if they were given the rest of the port secondly they agreed on a spectacular investment program of anything between $25300000000.00
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euros within 18 months there would have been a fantastic injection of capital of activity of jobs in the part of the us and finally most importantly they would prepared the chinese government to contribute to contribute to purchase a bond a new bond that we would issue as a minister of finance up to 10000000000 so effectively that would help us return to the markets and create effective a signal to the rest of the world that this is back now i thought that there was a very good deal and guess what happened there was a telephone call from berlin to beijing saying keep of greece while you were negotiating with them and all deals were off because of course china is not going to jeopardize its relationship with the heart of europe. in order to seal a deal with us. currently the greek government is selling 67 percent of the part of
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the nose and under your deal it was supposed to be $51.00 right yes all those things that we had negotiated the dragon made sure that we're not part of the deal just not want any european body from a country to be even be to begin to imagine that if they voted people like us in they would get a better deal even for one person. although hugely important for greece derails is only a tiny part of the 35 year program of privatization across europe. sectors like railways energy cost banking and airlines were all part of the $1.00 trillion dollars of public assets privatized since $1008.00. because the united kingdom under margaret thatcher that led the charge for privatisation in europe. david hall has been studying the impact of it for over 30 years privatisation supposedly reduces prizes improve service
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and so on what has your experience and your studies it doesn't reduce prices and it usually doesn't improve services and in many cases it services worse. that's the basis on which prostrations always sold but immediately people have experience a product as almost the 1st thing that happens is that prices go up prices go up because the private companies are taken over or in the business of restructuring it to generate. returns that the public company didn't get. which might explain why it's usually made it popular resistance that it's almost all this force troops when you tell us won't it be the referendum where laws promoting water privatization. the government tried to reintroduce that i left that water utilities in private. why the thing that most of the governments in europe
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but also in latin america and the states still stick to this kind of economic model protozoans are seen as an easy way of getting large amounts of money into government so you can use it either true or to reduce taxes and that self actually used it and that's how again the going governments do it and that's how for example countries like greece are being instructed to use it by the i.m.f. this is this is this is the core purpose of proposition a great concept system generate revenue to reduce the debt. and once something is in private hands it is at the risk of takeover by larger often foreign companies. i mean romania there recently protested against water and held privatization but nothing seems to get them as worked up as their forests. being handed back to private owners they've been heavily exploited by international
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investment firms and european would processing companies. on the border we transfer away and yet it's one of the forest that has been decimated. it's be replaceable according to the lawyer representing forest owners who may now have the last intact through a forest landscape where the man has nothing to vent least for a start. today are they are not protected. how far away is it actually one hour or depend on. their old one hour and a half day legal clear cutting mainly happens in remote places high up in the mountains. romania was a colony of the get real name and now. in forest country do you get with you again it would appear if you're for just. a relative poverty
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means cutting gangs can exploit forest country can't afford to protect. the seed well he's known for it oh yeah you see it. here we can walk so this is it finally. from here we don't see it. it's bigger and it's what we can see here is completely illegal. usually you are not allowed to card to more than $300.00 or forest. and how big is this approximately. $15200.00 pictures of forest and tired are gone
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and you we hear it now they are still cutting it they cut to every day since when did they start and what is the scale of this clear cutting in romania the big one it's beginning after 2000 to 2003. that was the moment when there's company or ponder 1st factory in. our back on the austrian company whole stench 543 are now romania's largest wood processor they don't cut the woods themselves but they are able to offer a relative fortune to those who will mostly this clear cut down by you know when young people and the gang cool. these forests forged the documents and when they reached the revolver factory they had some documents to show them it into to respect any law. but at the factory some didn't even need forged documents. their own mental investigation
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agency posed as a cutting gang willing to ignore the law something that didn't present a problem for michael a little bit concerns me using the rigidity fever that we have to produce or be your we is not what we get it from from our side. you decide what you want to say and. we asked frankel for an interview but they declined so we turned to hans a green activist who has been sued by shrapnel. to which. one of their employees a manager has admitted that if they run at full capacity there's no place for other processes on the market can you tell us once they end up in this factory where do they go this sawmill is actually slicing up the logs to make planks out of it
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and then they exported worldwide be to china and japan arab countries even usa it's a world market a main problem is the fact that there's not much left for us so the added value happens somewhere douse the jobs happen so to say some white house all of this exploitation of nature is happening in romania but nothing stays here it actually goes to other countries right yeah you stay in this in this vicious circle ok of selling more and more resources at the price that is being. created or fake somewhere out us outside of your country and yet you stay in a dependency of those wants to buy your resources and you destroy your nature and you destroy your livelihood.
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this makes me wonder whether we can speak about a new kind of relationship which is very similar to the relationship which we had during dowser gagnon one of. you have the empire you have western europe also in companies german companies french companies who are cutting forests all around the mania in the parable of the european union and then they are importing them back to europe. and the empire is using the natural resources not only for us but health care system education water and they are expecting to well you in order to sort this and. so could we say that europe is actually polarizing itself. the story of the british italian man experiencing life comes up in a palestinian refugee camp in big it's. coming peace to feast with the daily
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lives of its residents some of moon had lived there for 70 years but he's been there a few jomo still in his life it's not an online life to show 7 days in the room. on al-jazeera. his new tour is the creation fake passports that fool karsies be used one of many speaks the most a forger as he reveals the secrets of the strike on al-jazeera. there's a wave of sentiment around the world where people actually want accountability from the people who are running their countries and i think often people's voices are not heard because that is not part of the mainstream news narrative. obviously we cover big stories and ripples from the big events going on but we also tell the stories of people who generally don't have a voice i mean one of the charms of my that's never be afraid to put your hand up not a question and i think that's what our series does he asked the question should the
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police should be accountable and also it would get people to give their view of what's going on. over the world. with the top stories on al-jazeera a senior commander with iran's revolutionary guard has accepted responsibility for the downing of ukrainian airliner which killed $176.00 people on board. says it was brought down accidentally by a short range missile soon after takeoff from tehran on wednesday it was the sign not iran launched missiles at iraqi bases housing u.s. troops. as a lot of. those in our aviation services who were denying responsibility they were saying this based on their findings and i repeat they are not to blame it is us who
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are to blame the plane was on its way it did not have any error or mistake everyone worked very well efficiently it was us who made a mistake and we are responsible we should accept responsibility and accountability a man has declared 3 days of mourning after the death of its ruler. inside outside the 79 year old died after a long illness he'd been credited with modernizing the gulf country sultan qaboos cousin has been sworn in as a man's new leader. had pledged to maintain the lights 0 tolerance policies of peace and noninterference. see if. we remain guided by the late sultans wisdom going forward we will preserve and embark on the achievements he made this is what we are adamant to do to follow in his footsteps with respect to international relations we will follow in the same course set out by the late sultan we will embrace foreign policies based on peaceful coexistence without any
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interference in domestic affairs of other states we will continue as we always did during the lifetime of sultan qaboos iraq's caretaker prime minister is in the kurdish regional capital build to discuss the withdrawal of foreign troops. is holding talks with members of the regional government at the presidential palace iraq's parliament held a non-binding vote to expel all foreign forces after the assassination of iranian military commander of the money in baghdad last week. but counting is underway in taiwan's presidential and parliamentary elections opinion polls suggest president trying when news pro independence is likely to win a 2nd term well those are the headlines a news continues here on al-jazeera right after europe's forbidden call 2 2 2 2. in part one
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we saw how the richest countries of europe are extracting the resources of smaller period for countries like greece and romania in what could be described as a colonial when. it's quite interesting to look back here the 1st globalization the 8090 s. the late 19th century. where you got a very similar picture of british french german. companies. investing around the world in. sometimes the same kind of state christine was just as a starting not. just as then the companies buying up the sectors have close links to the state like energy giants e.d.f. owned by the french government and what in full on by sweden but it's not limited to just european companies and governments europe is also facilitating colonization by larger forces. sociologists sussan says fine and the abstract
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idea of making money from money is the real power in the world. one way in which i would put it is that we're really dealing with with a parent that is dominated by a large a of extract that is not the language they use it sounds much better if you say privatization and deregulation that's sounds like such a intelligent and and sober way to go about it when you say finance google and all kinds of other sectors are extract sect. that doesn't feel so good it feels like something is getting taken out of the financial system it might as well be mining it has to go into other sectors and extract what makes it particularly dangerous unlike say more traditional forms of investment and
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corporate is that it can extract not just from the very rich but from anything including very modest debt et. to it even dollars who once reported the free market are worried. you know censure all the old also from gary and them parrot former politician gosh but thomas campaign for hunger is transition from communism to the free market. but he was 40 fight when that led to millions losing their jobs he puts this recent trend into historical context but. the service is the same colonising without responsibility without the political project without the royal navy without the reduced raj without introducing this and that this is just sheer economic and barely growth force being applied. without any kind of responsibility and any kind of. idea about economy
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future whatever to the weak a conscience so basically i mean this is even worse than only listen because clearly ways in many ways to us this is a politics of totally responsible it's treating everything and everybody in the same manner maximizing profits and neglecting strategy. and you know this is not the road me you know corrupt company or a little general motors or the old standard oil that had some sort of policy that had some sort of construction that has been you know fresh out of the political for it is and so on so forth these companies today didn't have any policy not even a wrong one not even an evil one they just want they just want the money. much of that money flows through the city of london europe's biggest financial
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center. but how long london will retain that position is i'm not his britain wall today in the referendum to leave that you enjoy in 2016. this utterly stunned the british and european establishment who blamed it on the economic laws or who they say are also xenophobic. but britain was also the pioneer of privatization in europe especially in places like poor tolbert in wales. the last surviving blast furnace of britain's once mighty steel industry this facility was sold off in the eighty's and is now owned by the indian giant. periodical trade and to pose so i wonder is it really immigration or economics behind briggs. immigration it's not just a case of thank heaven i would say can i want jobs a lot of jobs that they've taken because people don't want to him anymore farmers
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will tell you our farmers cannot get people to go into a field and pick pick sprouts or whatever it might be just because we come out of europe doesn't mean to say it was you know to solve the problem because if you still can't get people to pick the stripes or to pick the fruits then you know that people into doing. what is the importance and significance of the steel factory. and how it all could change if those be there things on ordinary citizens for families and so i want well paul told her push to risk all the other downstream suppliers that we've got you know we don't trust road which is 50 mile down the road that has every single heins team in this country origination ports over and is then tinned in the effect in the economy if you will of some where this would be symbiotic if anything happened here the knock on effect would be incredible you call it shops headdresses petrol stations self employed people you builders you
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carpenters all these people rely on the steel works because the people who work if you feed them in the field your water to remain on the referendum. you're going to get. high i'm very disillusioned with. the. harlem entry processes that go on stage where. the closely just turn me off completely off i walk into walked. into t.t. to play and we know i think. shop a great show that's where i. am for a change as much as in the rocky play there he is around here. and people have nothing to lose. so it isn't the immigration they're angry about but the colonial style extraction britain has practiced on itself for 35 years the efforts
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of which are all of us in mark's hometown of tredegar which lost its steel mill in 2013. and all of this is now both permanent film like this one what was it before. it was fantasy to farai into things in a laundromat. past cyrus and how is this connected with the steel works because this is sasha to me last night. people can't afford to buy the product so use the same system now if you look around to see if i take away the task that. this is the kind of place supposedly full of hatred for immigrants but it seems that resentment of foreigners has little to do with their anger at the e.u. in the pub i find out what the issue really is prepared for an economics lesson well styled. in short a new low in the liberal economic model full employment is not not of vital
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importance it's fatal to communities like this where full employment and and industry were so important and the result is poverty crime. and the only issue in inequalities which nearly new your liberal new. has caused one major issue which is you've got companies who are bigger than countries so we've got a choice for that crossroads jew except that we're going down a road of this neo liberalism the neo liberalism lism out of global corporations which then start to rule the world or we're going to start going well actually no i can't be allowed to what we got to get back to is assets that a british assets that the french assets the german a controlled by those states you know the biggest freight. company in this country is germany all our water companies or electrical cars in the east are all foreign
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sure that can be right there finger after break ok want to be open to the dangers of globalization nearly burst a wall or big companies will still be hearing you have the opportunity for x. but they always say mother rina well right this would really make a big big difference because they control it whatever. how can this colonial process of dispossession be taking place in such a massive scale without becoming headline you. well this 21st century colonialism doesn't ride into town waving a national flag he just seems to happen. but it's actually the result of the situations and rules designed to be shipping. i'm going to try and unravel this beginning at the port of color you're going to hurt. the so-called. chunk.
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which is a refugee camp in. jungle is home to those trying to cross the 20 miles of sea between here and britain i was sitting between the french government's regular attempts to clear it at a time when it's still growing you can still see 3000 people here who are in a kind of limbo. people from syria afghanistan africa iraq and all those countries from wars ols on the other hand everything is being done to preserve the fleet floating off towards. the euro tunnel connects britain to europe and covers over $100000000000.00 of trade a year. junkie is the director of public affairs. so well the channel tunnel carries a loss high value of the perishable the just in time components for manufacturing express deliveries to internet retail so companies can actually manage their stock
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in a constantly moving process that saves them from having warehousing saves them enormous costs and it means that they can have these integrated businesses that operate across the whole of europe. the fall area after the 5 kilometers is like this. previously we had to the boundary fence sort of thing you see around any factory or any industrial site then. people started to try and break down the fences so the answer was increased the following since these are the standard high security fences a very difficult cut very different crime so we now have a very sophisticated fencing and surveillance operation. and since october last year we've had no disruption from the migrant crisis so what about the refugees who came from syria from either many from greece who are actually also trying just to find a better life their future problem is something which is
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a geopolitical issue so we were company in business to go price between folks and culling we're not we don't have a role a major role in solving the refugee crisis that's for governments international institutions to to manage we have a role a responsibility to our customers to our shareholders to our own staff and to anybody who's on our side. euro tunnel security is now a seamless operation involving french and u.k. forces a relationship established only after the company sued the government in a special for putting forth over questions as to exactly where that responsibility cut in and what how much response from security on a share. and so. there was a case in the international trouble tradition. in 2000 and that the president has set the record for the state of that responsibility.
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obviously from the perspective of the company you're a title it makes sense to ask the course to be covered from the state because in the 1st place the state was responsible for the refugee crisis but it's very interesting to see what is precisely the mechanism which is being used here in order to get the costs being covered by the state. court of arbitration or to britain and france to pay your eternal $25000000.00 for the cost of securing against migrants in the late ninety's. this is highly controversial so i'm going to the heart of the e.u. brussels to talk to someone who knows how this secret process this war. that court this part of the investor state dispute settlement mechanism known as the ice d.s. which allows companies to sue states when their profits are dreadful. the whole
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point about the investor state dispute mechanism is that it runs outside the court system it's about a special sort of law for big corporations i.z.'s is part of that if the right i stay at is part of the t.t. ip so for most of the ordinary people if you mention something such as to tip. their. not understand what it is about ok i would say to place the transatlantic trade and investment partnership and it's a major trade deal on the board being discussed now between the european union and the united states it has all sorts of implications you know from the food you ate the medicines you take the vehicles that you drive the energy that you have animal welfare whether you want to keep genetically modified organisms out of your crops you know if the worst comes to the worst and some of the big corporations get what they want this really is a could be a potential real rollback of
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a lot of the very valuable legislation that a lot of people who over the years to get in the european. public. supporters on the other hand say that harmonization of regulations will grow the european economy by tens of billions of dollars a year. so i thought it would be sensible to see the document and gene agreed to take me to the reading room for members of the european parliament it's not open to the public in any sort of way. you only get access to the documents if the institution has documents they are gives you permission. going. so if the united states says we're not willing to let you see our documents you don't going to see that. it's taken a massive european wide grassroots campaign for a me piece to be allowed to see the text of the t.t.p. agreement. and even now it was pulling hard to find.
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that's that's the number that i was going to blow up there may be no where is that if you're already the living room yeah because what we were told was forcing some things that. you know now ok. i came. back they only got half instructions it's opposite force the 17 ok let's show you that you get to go to the over there was. no it's not that one over the top and in that case then it's what. we called the who. said no she says we can't film here just
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for money what is this that if you. know. he confirms it is there all the huge trade agreement is behind and find a bill unmarked door with a security keypad. thanks as a minister of finance of greece of one of the member states who was affected by these negotiations i had to sign a non-disclosure agreement promising that i would not reveal to my constituents to my voters that which i read if i was allowed to have a look at those negotiating documents this is preposterous and this is this is this is of the announcement of the democratic process representatives in a representative democracy keeping the de most of the position that they represent in complete darkness about what they're saying on their behalf. so why all the secrecy we can leaks has exposed the t.t.p. and its siblings the transpacific partnership and
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a similar deal covering services so you're going to wrest control in terms. of the effort already an embassy in london he explains why we only know about disagreements from leaks. these big teeth 3 agreements peter teach your ip and t.p. . kept secret because otherwise there were injuries democratic opposition in the population and i won't be possible to negotiate you can come to conclusion i mean it's pretty obvious what did they tell us about the new global order and what their deaths on democracy these are the most significant. plan to reorder the legal and economic structure of the west and friends. at least since the construction of europe the nature of the agreements is a construction of
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a new legal and economic block or ultra neo liberal system which will which will cement alter your liberalism within your and a wide range of other countries in treaty form and treaties are very very hard to change because you need agreement of all the countries participating intreated change it so it is that the end of any other political project because only by violating the rule of law by tearing up these treaties that you've agreed to that in fact you can proceed in a different political direction i don't think this process could be described as colonialism as a new kind in a way of colonialism yes it's a new multi-national colonialism behind its free. trade agreements revealed to the mechanisms to be true of this on the one hand colonized by multinational companies and financial institutions and on the other
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hand colonizing itself. however these very same forces are behind a more traditional style of colonization which is not through trade agreements but for bombs and wars. the u.s. british and french air strikes against president at the half in libya in 2011 swept away a regime that was controlling migrant fulls from africa into least huge amounts of weapons into an already unstable region. the females suggest the real reasons for francis involvement were less than humanitarian. gadhafi had accumulated more than 143 tons of gold and was planning to use this to introduce. an african dyna as an alternative currency to the franc in francophone africa so this was a threat to french colonial worst. desires
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within the francophone countries. this reveals precisely how the refugees are linked to europe's economic crisis far from being some kind of a natural disaster as for or a flood it is europe's colonial behavior a brought that forces them to make that dangerous journey. and carry a philosopher agnes heller has lived through a lot of european history including losing her father in auschwitz she says the refugees challenge europe's core idea of itself. in the 18th century ordained of 1st class situation of france to our right to rights became lex lots of hurt in the constitution the right of man don and the right of the citizen drug to sit so i am the program yes now does that add in a conflict situation in europe to do other men that there's
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a killer and right would the basic old blind trust to take order to futurists because the are indeed the men like us they are like asked the board with reason and conscience and he could write a little better there and to free to all kind of freedoms and to live just like us so we have to lead them in and they are the hand the inventor's also the right of citizens in their country and is their citizens should decide who can and that their territory are not this is their i told us it is at the 1st time in our history short of his started 200 years because let it it occurred that the right of man and the right of his insistence or out of the each other of course you a good government can persuade a citizen to give priority to him and writes a better government like us where it is the citizen not to. forget our job to my
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mates general. so maybe the danger they pose is not that one or even 2000000 people could overwhelm a continent of over 500000000 but because admitting we should provide for these fellow cubans would reveal how europe's own citizens have been stripped of their resources and democracy by this financial colonization. and it is all to look at how the anger and frustration this generates is manifesting itself political on both sides. at the spectrum. and search out some hope for europe's future. we don't want the state involved because this is a. moment of people in fact in charge here not from think. 2
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what went wrong in society that opened up the space for m p image get out but she is the european parliament it's not accountable and it's impossible for the people to bear that is for link up our people don't want to take more than lead on defoe find a stronger man or song woman who was getting the growth of rejectionism of this world because the model doesn't europe's forbidden colony episode 2 on al-jazeera.
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hello office in pretty vicious weather in northern argentina paraguayan you see the bright white top thunderstorms things on a dime the forecast is nothing like his brother a few thunderstorms around tickly in the society and these are going to bolivia but extensively across brazil which is where you might want to be the heaviest ones probably down around rio sao paolo but this is looking season me as it should do now of course want to these could turn out to quite heavy again that were just the eastern side of the and these in argentina was briefly a heavy one but that is a forecast he will be exactly right is because the indication of the big down post to the north the constant throughout the caribbean and the gulf of mexico it's just a could not stand it weather this time the fairly good trade with blowing occasional showers running through to clean turks and caicos cation in cuba down towards the coast of honduras or nicaragua now that line runs through the gulf of mexico that is a frontal system is having some pretty effective weather consequences in the u.s.
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and less so in mexico but in the u.s. and it's the next few hours really this is the tried to watch up through texas oklahoma and states to the east that vicious stuff with possible tornadoes. for the congolese the journey to was a tall order means unimaginable hardship but i prefer to lie down because the only way to get the calking to chance in a life and live on a dangerous journey through the jungle that i fell on to the rails with a nearly died. that's our children go to school and live because of the trade risking it all the democratic republic of congo on al-jazeera.
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