Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: NYPD raid on camp in Zuccotti park

Police have begun clearing out 'Occupy' protester camps in New York. There are also claims that pepper spray is being used. The raid comes after activists vowed heightened action this coming Thursday, to mark two months since the movement began. RT's Marina Portnaya reports from New York.


Violent arrests at Occupy Wall Street

Thursday early morning, the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park, forcing the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters that has been camping in downtown Manhattan for almost two months. Police dismantled tents and trashed all personal belongings from the park. Over 70 people were arrested during the night.


Pepe Escobar: Pentagon wants war forever

President Obama has been outspoken towards China. Washington has accused China of currency manipulation and wants China to even the playing field. During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Honolulu, President Obama singled China out and stated that China needs to play by the rules. Pepe Escobar, correspondent for the Asia Times, helps us understand why China is continually being singled out by the US.


Word of the Day: Free Trade Area

President Obama pushes for an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, which would be the biggest U.S. pact since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. This creates a free trade area. We break down what that means, and remember the old saying 'there's no such thing as a free lunch'? Well, that applies here. So we also break down the costs.


NYPD raid video: OWS protesters arrested at Zuccotti Park

Video courtesy: John Knefel

Police have cleared out 'Occupy' protester camps in New York, reportedly using pepper spray and tear gas on demonstrators. The raid comes after activists vowed heightened action this coming Thursday, to mark two months since the movement began.

Cities cracking down on Occupy protests?

Over the weekend there was a wave of Occupy Movement crackdowns. From Oakland to St. Louis law enforcement evidicted many occupiers and destroyed tents once again. Protesters were arrested after being repeatedly warned to leave the property. Are these movements costing cities too much money? How much does police manpower cost? Lucy Kafanov, RT producer, helps us answer some of these questions.


Gerald Celente hammers MF Global's "MF'ers" on Capital Account (11/14/11)

Gerald Celente founder and director at Trends Research Institute and publisher of the Trends Journal tells us how he has become a casualty of MF Global's bankruptcy to the tune of six figures! And while MF Global went belly up due to bad bets on European sovereign debt, Celente says the eurozone is next to go. Celente responds to Nouriel Roubini's forecasts of an exit from the eurozone. This after technocrats are installed in Rome and Athens to calm markets. Yet we see Italian and Spanish bond yields on the rise. Meanwhile, Spanish, French and Belgian CDS hit new records.


APEC - US vs China?

Over the weekend more than 20,000 individuals gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. China was a hot topic at the summit and protesters gathered outside to show their opposition for the country. Also President Obama said the US will continue cultivating a constructive relationship with
China, but will continue to be firm that they operate by the same rules. Here is RT's report.

Полиция разгоняет демонстрантов "Захвати Уолл Стрит"

Полиция снесла палаточный городок сторонников общественного движения "Оккупируй Уолл-стрит" в Нью-Йорке. По словам очевидцев, полиция использовала слезоточивый газ для разгона демонстрантов. 70 человек были задержаны.


Режим США давно потерял свою легитимность.

Американцы нуждаются в революции, смене режима и внешних освободителях.

Дерьмократия во всей её красе!

Видео с места ЧП: Пожар на теплоходе "Сергей Абрамов"

Пожар на первой палубе пришвартованного у причала Северного речного порта в Москве теплохода "Сергей Абрамов" возник в 04:14 утра. К 06.35 площадь пожара возросла до 1,5 тысячи квадратных метров, пожару была присвоена третья категория сложности по пятибалльной шкале. По данным МЧС, два человека пострадали, судьба еще одного остается неизвестной. Лишь спустя более 13 часов сотрудникам МЧС удалось потушить крупнейший за последнее время пожар в Москве.


'Israeli attack on Iran would harm US interests'

If Israel attacks Iran, then Tehran will move straight into Iraq, rendering the US oil bonuses and all the lives lost in two Persian Gulf wars meaningless, believes veteran Russian diplomat Evgeny Primakov. ­Also a former prime minister, Primakov discussed with RT what lessons must be learnt from military campaigns in Iraq and Libya. Full text http://on.rt.com/brlcem


OWS witness: Brutal lockdown in Zuccotti Park to fuel new protests

The birthplace of the anti-corporate 'Occupy' movement in New York has been raided and cleared out by police. Hundreds of protesters who've been camped out in Zuccotti Park for two months have been evicted, and banned from coming back to stay. Officers reportedly used force to kick out some of the activists, with witnesses suggesting pepper spray and tear gas were also used. Authorities removed all tents, citing health and safety concerns. But protesters say that's just an excuse to sabotage a massive demonstration planned for Thursday. An 'Occupy' activist Alexa O'Brien who was in New York at the time of the police raid, says that the authorities' heavy-handed response has been an infringement on civil liberties.


Contract Killing: 'UK bombs its way to Libyan oil'

Libya's got big plans for its post-war future - with hopes of being reborn as the next Dubai. On paper, it's got the qualifications - sun, beaches and rich oil reserves. Western companies are lining up for their stake - but it's the UK that is likely to come out on top. RT's Laura Smith says Libya now grants UK with oil contract for airstrikes London carried out.


Keiser Report: Corporations Fear OWS (E210)

Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. This week, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss the Good, The Bad and the Schwing Schwing of making companies scared by putting risk back onto their balance sheet. They also discuss clients getting smoked through massive ploys in the commodity markets. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com about the latest in the precious metals market and about a $15 trillion Dow.


Debt Diets & Riots: Euro Lose/Lose?

New technocrat-led governments in Greece and Italy, are getting down to business to tackle their massive debts. Italy's Prime Minister-designate says it's too early to determine how his country will cope with more anti-crisis measures, but is warning people of sacrifices ahead. Mario Monti is trying to rally parties for support. Some want him to go once reforms are pushed through, although the former EU commissioner plans to stay until the 2013 election. But the clock's ticking for Greece - with the new Prime Minister heading up a 15-week coalition. Lucas Papademos faces a confidence vote on Wednesday, and says securing the next bailout is the priority, and that his country must stick with the Euro. Our business editor Nick Pool explores how the single currency's flaws have led some countries to ruins, rather than riches.


NYPD raid video: OWS protesters arrested at Zuccotti Park

Video courtesy: John Knefel

Police have cleared out 'Occupy' protester camps in New York, reportedly using pepper spray and tear gas on demonstrators. The raid comes after activists vowed heightened action this coming Thursday, to mark two months since the movement began.

Occupy Wall Street: NYPD raid on camp in Zuccotti park

Police have begun clearing out 'Occupy' protester camps in New York. There are also claims that pepper spray is being used. The raid comes after activists vowed heightened action this coming Thursday, to mark two months since the movement began. RT's Marina Portnaya reports from New York.


The Good, the Bad and the Schving Schving

Watch the full Keiser Report E210 on Tuesday... This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss the Good, The Bad and the Schving Schving of making companies scared by putting risk back onto their balance sheet. They also discuss clients getting smoked through massive ploys in the commodity markets. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com about the latest in the precious metals market and about a $15 trillion Dow.


Occupy Oakland crackdown: Riot cops clear out camp

U.S. police are losing patience with the anti-corporate 'Occupy' movement, two months after it flared up and spread across America. Officers in riot gear raided a protester camp in the city of Oakland, dismantling tents and arresting activists. RT's Lucy Kafanov's been covering the 'Occupy' demonstrations.


'West lost Iraq, wants Syria - Arab League plays dirty role'

The U.S. and its allies are more interested in regime change in Syria than a peaceful solution to the unrest - that's according to the Kremlin. Russia's Foreign Minister says Western countries are trying to stir-up Syria's opposition to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Beirut-based political analyst Kamel Wazne says Western countries have lost Iraq and now they want Syria.


Max Keiser: Gold & silver stake for Wall St. zombie bankers!

Italy's new prime minister, Mario Monti, has began work on forming a new 'technocrat' government to tackle the country's towering debt. An economist and former EU-commissioner, he now has to implement structural economic reforms to pull Italy out of its financial chaos. For more on this, RT talks to Max Keiser, financial analyst and host of the Keiser Report.

Occupy Oakland aerial video: Cop crackdown on protester tent camp

Police in Oakland, California have cleared out a weeks-old encampment after issuing several warnings to Occupy demonstrators. Oakland police and officers from several other San Francisco Bay area cities encircled the downtown encampment before dawn and moved in at about 6 a.m. Officers were seen escorting handcuffed protesters away from the camp soon afterward. The action comes a day after police drove hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators from encampments in Portland, Oregon, arresting more than 50 people. Oakland officials insisted on an end to their city's encampment after a man was shot and killed Thursday near the camp.


Syrian Suspense: 'Military intervention definitely on the table'

The U.S. and its allies are more interested in regime change in Syria than a peaceful solution to the unrest - that's according to the Kremlin. Russia's Foreign Minister says Western countries are trying to stir-up Syria's opposition to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Independent web journalist James Corbett thinks the Arab League suspension of Syria means the West is now much closer to achieving its goal of regime change in Damascus.


US vs China: Who rules the roost?

As the gathering of the Pacific Rim's political and economic heavyweights winds down in Hawaii, it's the latest rift between the globe's two centres of financial influence which is dominating. The U.S. has been criticising China for its trade and currency practices. This year the U.S. and China continued to outline competing economic programs. Hu Jintao insisted on more influence for Beijing as a growing power, while Obama zeroed in on China's trading decisions. RT's Oksana Boyko explains the differences that have piled up between the two.


CrossTalk: Iran War Drumbeat

Is the latest IAEA report a case for a war with Iran? Why does the US get to read it first? Is there enough evidence to conclude that Iran's nuclear program goes far beyond peaceful purposes? And why is no-one questioning the credibility of the IAEA?

CrossTalk with Mark Levine, Patrick Hayes and Hooshang Amirahmadi.

Day of Eurocrat: Red tape rogues hijack sovereign states?

It's all change for Europe as technocrat governments take over in Greece and Italy. In Rome, the former EU commissioner, Mario Monti, starts talks to form a new cabinet to tackle the country's huge debt. RT's Sara Firth explores whether the new unelected leaders for can do a better job than the old crew.


Occupy Portland video: Mounted police vs protesters stand-off

In Portland, police in riot gear have surrounded hundreds of Occupy protesters in a central park after they ignored eviction orders. Officers used batons and threatened arrests if the demonstrators failed to comply. The protests are part of the larger movement against social and economic inequality and corporate greed in America and around the world.


Video courtesy: Jamie Francis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxbowRmzetY and Steve Schwind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F5hgPqc7no

Rattansi: Foreign-fuelled revolt & media games spill Syria blood

Syria has called an emergency meeting of the Arab League, in an attempt to reverse the decision which saw it suspended from the organisation. The freeze on the country's membership and accompanying sanctions received wide support from the EU and the U.S. An overwhelming majority of member states voted for the measure to urge president Bashar al-Assad to stop 8-months of violence. But it also triggered new protests and attacks on the Turkish, French and Saudi Arabian embassies in Damascus. Dozens more people were reportedly killed across the country on Sunday in the latest wave of crackdowns on anti-government protests. Author and journalist Afshin Rattansi thinks the conflict in Syria's being fueled from abroad, and could drag on for some time.


Happy Hour: Cain Knows Nothing about Libya

RT's Jenny Churchill and Tanya Somanader from ThinkProgress.org join happy hour tonight to discuss everything from Chelsea Clinton's new gig at NBC News to President Obama ditching the Hawaiian t-shirts for the APEC world leader's photo.


Tool Time: $1 Trillion War 'Savings', Budgeting Lie

In just about a week and a half, the Super Committee must announce their plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit. It appears they're far from an agreement. And if no deal is reached automatic triggers will kick in. Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are now suggesting the issue can be resolved by using a budget gimmick. Democrats think the Super Committee should count the money the US will not be spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as savings. Take a look at what South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn said.


FCC's Indecency Rules: Outdated?

The Cato Institute, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Public Knowledge, TechFreedom and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to declare the FCC's Indecency regulations as unconstitutional. Cato's Julian Sanchez discusses.


You said it, I read it

Alyona takes the time to respond to some of her viewer's comments. The first is from a viewer who watched our interview with Trevor Timm at the EFF over the government's victory in court which forced Twitter to hand over the information of Wikileaks volunteers. The next comment is from a viewer who watched the interview on the defeat of several Republican measures in elections across the country last Wednesday. Plus more from our viewers.


Occupy Oakland Evicted

Police have cleared out the Occupiers from Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, in what comparatively, could be seen as a peaceful event, unlike the original raid weeks ago, or the ending of the General Strike that shut down the port of Oakland. But tonight, protesters at Occupy Oakland are promising to gather at the downtown Oakland library, to figure out their next steps. RT's Lucy Kafanov has the details.


Mass Occupy Evictions Across Country

In Chapel Hill North Carolina, about 50 protesters took over an abandoned the Chrysler building on Saturday night, marking their new territory with signs and banners. However this group, an offshoot of Occupy Chapel Hill, was faced with police using what they say was unnecessary force to get those protesters to leave the empty building and at least 8 people were arrested. In Salt Lake City demonstrators were ordered to leave their camp site in Pioneer Park and about 19 people were arrested. And in Portland Oregon those who have camped out in Lownsdale and Chapman Squares faced eviction from their local police.


GOP Candidates Scary on Foreign Policy

We'll take a look at the GOP Debate from the weekend that focused on Foreign Policy. In certain cases it was obvious the candidates knew very little about what they were asked and in other cases the pro-torture, pro-assassination, pro-war arguments made it seem like those who want to be commander in chief care nothing for the pursuit of peace, or the rule of law. Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at CAP discusses.


MSM: GOP Candidates Endorse Torture

This weekend CBS and the National Journal hosted yet another GOP debate and when it comes to foreign policy, which this debate focused on, we can see exactly how clueless, inconsistent, and outright crazy some of the candidates really are. With the exception of Ron Paul and Jon Hunstman, the other candidates all seemed to support waterboarding, which is a form of torture, as an acceptable technique. By today the President had fired back, defending his position. But the mainstream media, that's supposed to be the government watchdog, once again, just starts reporting on these stories as if it's just any old conversation.


The Alyona Show - 11/11/11

We'll take a look at figures that show us that the US is spending more on our nuclear arsenal today, than at the height of the Cold War! And we'll also look at new arms sales in the works, as part of the heated up effort to surround Iran. Then, yesterday there were two deaths at different Occupy camps, which had nothing to do with the Occupiers. But police in Oakland are already using the tragedy to signal that they'll be kicking the protesters out. Also, a federal judge ruled yesterday that Twitter will have to hand over personal account information on three people associated with Wikileaks. We'll talk about what it means for Wikileaks, but even more importantly, for everyone's privacy on the web. And then don't miss our Friday Happy Hour.


Full Show - 11/11/11. Conversations with Great Minds and Weekly Rumble

Author of "Web of Debt", Ellen Brown joins Thom for "Conversations with
Great Minds". They discuss the demise of the U.S. economy, increasing student loan debt and the role of the Federal Reserve.

OMG! First time viewer. Is this how most of the guests are on this show? These poor people are so preoccupied with the "other side" that they cannot see the forest for the trees. silva rhetoricae

I have never before seen a clearer example of this in my life until now. That was absolutely amazing. Thank you!

Hartmann: How a City Thrives or Dies

Why the answer to saving our economy may just be found on your local street corner.


If you want to revitalize cities, end urban sprawl, empty buildings and bring land and housing prices down you need to tax land and other forms of economic rent. Taxes on economic rent (land, monopoly, resources) do not add to price, they are paid out of rents.

See: Hudson, Michael - Simon Patten on Public Infrastructure and Economic Rent Capture (2011)

Hartmann: Big Picture Rumble - 4000+ Occupiers & 0 Banksters Now Arrested

Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist & Derek Hunter, Townhall & David Martosko, Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann. A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - or CBPP - shows there could be twice as many people in poverty...if Republicans get their way. Around the world - more than 4,000 patriots have been arrested in the OWS movement. How many banksters in the US have been arrested for their crimes on Wall Street though? Gitmo is officially the world's most expensive prison - So if Republicans really care about wasteful spending - why are they obstructing closing down Gitmo? So which one of these 3 things can Rick Perry do to make sure he doesn't repeat this same mistake at the next debate?


Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds - Ellen Brown, Web of Debt all Partss

For tonight's conversation with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is joined by Ellen Brown. Ellen Brown is an attorney and the president of the Public Banking Institute and Author Web of Debt.

For tonight's conversation with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is joined by Ellen Brown. Ellen Brown is an attorney and the president of the Public Banking Institute and Author Web of Debt.


Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds - Ellen Brown, Web of Debt (Part 1)





Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds - Ellen Brown, Web of Debt (Part 2)

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