ah, the, the, the protests, empty stadiums and called it infected village of athletes. not quite the opening ceremony. they were hoping for as a toby, as a tokyo olympics get underway, also had been in jerry's ice cream, gets frozen out of israel after the company stop sales and occupied palestinian territory economic terrorism or support for human rights. we debate that issue, an american company caving in to, to, to a mob of demand. they can take a moral stand and say, well, i don't want to do anything with that product. and so much for rule,
britannia questions are raised over the decline of what was one, the most powerful navy in the world. as it turns out, only one naval destroyer is fully operational ah, 3 pm here and the russian capital and you're watching our to international. i'm your host donald quarter. welcome to the program. now the opening ceremony for the long anticipated tokyo 2020 olympic games is now underway. the atmosphere isn't as celebratory as many people might have hoped for. covert cases have risen to 106 with 12 infected athletes. living in the olympic village is also public outrage and the strike in spite of new daily infections with people in tokyo, urging authorities to cancel the event. what you're seeing here on your screen right now is life pictures of one such protest. still, the pro,
the president of the international olympic committee insist that the games can be held safely. restrictions mean that for the 1st time in history, no domestic or overseas spectators will be allowed to attend as artillio, patricia reports. so the controversy doesn't end with the pandemic. the whole world is talking about how the pandemic has taken its toll on the lympics. and it's clear the games will be the oddest, most unusual, weird choose which ever word you like in history. it looks as if the number one on the confessional just wanted to go with the flow of weirdness when he got the nation that's hosting the big event wrong. and i were coming target is safe and secure games for everybody, for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly, also for the chinese people, japanese people. anyway, the locals won't be able to enjoy any of the actual arena vibes because
b arenas are supposed to be empty. and so the newly updated olympic moto, faster, higher, stronger together also sounds a bit weird. physically, there ain't going to be that many people in tokyo standing more fitting together empty stadiums must be depressing for the athletes, but probably not as depressing as the rules for staying in the olympic village. a ban on leaving the cold free zone gps trackers only 90 seconds allowed 4 conversations in the mix zone. only 10 minutes devoted for one meal having to fly out of japan. once your tournament is over. this is how we keep credit type in the olympic dining hall. first, we sanitized them, put these gloves on. before we touch anything, we go and grab one of these trays. a individual try has been sanitized and washed. is a ton of the bottom floor of the dining hall as we walk around. obviously we've got
i'm awesome in every little keep cool disinfecting why? so we walk down everything that we're going to touch the screen, the sides of everything. it makes me real time conversations pretty difficult because it's hard to get through them, but it keeps up. the metal ceremonies might also make the winters feel a bit lonely. they will be presented to the athlete on a tray and then the athlete will take the metal him or herself. it will be made sure that the person who will put the mattel on the tray will do so only with disinfected gloves, so that the athlete can be sure that nobody touched them before. athletes also have to get used to friday. all beds which have been dubbed anti sex, although thanks to social media, we've already learned that beds aren't that useless in this peculiar aspect. athletes will use beds made of cardboard frames, but they've been assured the cardboard beds won't collapse during sex. the organizers haven't given up on the tradition of giving away thousands of condoms,
but athletes will only be able to use them after they check out till the very final days of preparations before the opening ceremony. it wasn't clear if the olympics would go ahead, despite the overwhelming anti cove it measures athletes are testing positive, the nerves county has been on for a while. and it seems to be just as pacey as the metal count, while the city of tokyo itself is under a state of emergency daily, have growth numbers have gone back to the peaks of winter. and the locals would usually be so proud to be living in a whole city are now mostly against the event. one recent poll showed almost 80 percent. we're not happy with the decision not to cancel the whole thing. this explains the protests, the counseling, because holding 1000000000 picks will cause me to trains to spread which will
endanger our lives. i think it is wrong to have the olympics in the midst of the corona pandemic. i wonder about the government stance of calling for self restraint . among the general public, well, the same time being adamant about the olympics. someone else who's already made tokyo? 2020. i. e. 20. 21. out standing is laurel hubbard. the 1st ever transgender olympic athlete. she was born male and will compete among female weight lifters. this caused quite a stir with some of the sports community going as far as saying that the i o c betrayed women by allowing this while the transgender are celebrating this historic milestone for them. the whole thing feels like a bad joke, life changing opportunities and missed for some athletes medals and the limpid qualifications. and we are powerless. i do believe that everyone should have access to sports, but not at the expense of others. bosses including transgender efforts have been in
place in the olympics in par lympics since 2004 laurel hubbard is the 1st to qualify and 154000 olympians and barling bins over the last 17 years. trans people believe in sports. and finally, in tokyo as become official athletes will be allowed to make political gestures and statements. but only before the competition begins. nothing like that is still allowed at the podium. so some teams have already announced they will be taking the ne, well, that was easy to expect. however, when athletes were pulled 70 percent said they were against any protest anywhere at the olympic venues. aud unusual weird. have you chosen the right word? economic terrorism. that's how the israeli president has slammed the growing international movement to boycott his country over its treatment of palestine. it comes after ice cream company, ben,
and jerry's fro sales in what it describes as occupied territories. we believe it is inconsistent with our values for ben and jerry's ice cream to be sold in the occupied palestinian territory. we also hear and recognize the concerns shared with us by our fence and trusted partners. now it's just, there's no oh no. oh, as you can see by this video, been in jerry's decision has not been to everyone's taste with some sharing videos of themselves, pinning its products state side. some retailers have shown solidarity with israel by dropping or reducing stock of the ice cream brand. many palestinians consider israel and occupying force and accuse the country of war crimes. on the other hand, israel denies that inside palestine. this latest news was met with wide support and i'm out i, we support the decision and any company that boy cause these railway occupation,
we hope the whole world will boycott israel product. my know, we are pleased with the company's decision will support all companies that buy caught these rarely occupation and always railey settlement because of the war crimes and crimes they are committing against palestinians showed i feel happy because there are companies that have a conscious knowledge of the legality of settlements in the palestinian territory. when an american company makes such a decision, and it is one of the largest the most widespread companies in the world. it is a beautiful thing with. and ben and jerry's is just the latest in a growing list of companies that have decided to boycott israel. it's an issue that sees tempers flare on both sides. so here at our tea, we put it up for debate. i don't think this is going to make a bit of difference in israeli policy because it's so clearly so transparently an american company caving in to, to, to a mob demand that what we're seeing is some consumer power on the rise. this is not
about the, you know, video, for example, advising or lobbying supermarkets to stop selling ban injuries, foods and products. this is about consumers. i think the significance of this, however, is that this is coming from a u. s. company and a few months back. the u. s. was going completely in a different direction. they were recognizing in jerusalem as is really and moving forward to recognizing the occupied territories as such, the left wing mom tries to take lots of complex situation like policing in america . we're like israel's conflict with her neighbors and turn them into clear black and white right and wrong. when that's not the reality. if consumer power is growing, now you can call that left his mob or whatever. you know, if people see george floyd being suffocated under the knee of a policeman,
then will sympathize and you can call that lift is small but, but i think it's just natural that people sympathize and take action. they can take a moral stand and say, well, i don't want to do anything with that product. that's the kind of double standard of people say offensive things across the globe. you mentioned what happened in minnesota where's been injurious boycott minnesota. i could point out more than offensive things being done in countries around the world. oppression being done, countries around the world. where is the boy out there when we're just going to focus in on israel and say, uh huh. someone in israel did something that was offensive to an arab, therefore we must boycott israel. it does suggest to me the sort of absurd, double stand in this absurd obsession. that does make me make me very suspicious of an anti semitism at work issue of settlement with she's not, you know, happening one month ago or one year ago. it has been happening for, you know, a century or something. people are being kicked out of their houses,
sometimes violently, sometimes under the premise or the guys of law and other people, other ethnic city coming and taking their place. you know, this has gone too long and every now and then because this issue is being solved, then it will resurface longstanding grievance every now and then you know, is shown bear in front of everybody and people remind themselves to make a moral stance. we're seeing a different path emerging in the middle east. think we're seeing countries like the united arab emirates, bahrain morocco saying you know what, what's best for our joint future in the middle east jewish era, but like muslim and jewish life is not boy cutting and shunning, but actually coming together, working together, investing together, collaborating together, and i would humbly suggest that the united arab emirates modeled abraham affords model of investment in collaboration. and mutual recognition will produce
a better future for everyone in the middle east than some sort of silly boy cutting, pushed by americans who knew very little about the reality. on the written ones posted the most powerful navy in the world, but now it's maritime forces. are apparently as powerful as a fish out of water that's after transpired that only one of 6 royal navy destroyers is currently ready for service. fears have been raised that the situation is quote, operationally unacceptable. and r t is more gas of asks whether britain can ever again rule the waves. britain has made quite the splash recently, the cowboy flora into russia's territorial waters, off the coast of crimea, all ukrainian waters. if you were a british captain. itching for an excuse to antagonize the russians. james, your order was
a big splash, as i say, but it was bravado the supposed show of full symbolized, but a tremendous defendant sailing into russian gun ranges was actually a bluff as it emerged that all other destroyers are in for repairs. h m, a defender recently at the center of a diplomatic grove with russia following the voyage of the premium peninsula is the only vessel of the class without and issue. the other 5 type, 40 fives, all need work, or the planned or due to problems developed while let's see. it's a good thing, but it didn't break down and caught me in waters. the last thing the royal navy needs is a russian tug boats coming to its rescue or a chinese one following on from the queen elizabeth strike groups and no girl deployments. the united kingdom will permanently assign 2 ships in the region from later this year. big blad britain has i'm not entirely sure the chinese will be all
that impressed, given recent events by which i mean breakdowns but big plans. nevertheless. now these, if the royal navy can scrounge together enough operational ships. so 2 of them, which as british assures, have shown, can be a challenge that ship experiences propulsion problems. as we have seen across the top $45.00 family than our carrier group would have to be forced to lean on a ne, to ally, to ensure that we have destroy protection. that really indicates bottom line that we need a bigger navy rule, but tanya rules, the waves, the old song goes truly times bears know what? not that the british giving up again. big black, 24000000000 pounds ear marked for a new fleet. we are going to use extra spending to restore britain's position as the foremost naval power in europe. and until then, it seems, britain will depend on others. several, the waves. and the question is,
is everyone and nato ready to fight and die and unintended hypothetical war sparked by another british stun because it would be extremely embarrassing if they aren't up next to last week. deadly flooding and western europe have been brought under control. but there are more problems ahead for germany. it's hardest to region. the details after the short break. oh, i use financial survival guide. liquid assets are those that you can convert into cash quite easily. but keep in mind, no out that to me to inflation. watch guys report showing me every posted on the alex summon show and i'll be speaking to guess in the world . the politic sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then.
me. the democratic dominated select committee investigating the events of january 6 on capitol hill has been constituted. it will start proceedings next week would be merely political theatre, a proverbial lunch from food buy on national display. one thing is for sure these proceedings will reflect the political division. sadly, finding the truth looks to be of secondary importance. ah ah, welcome back to the program. now a week after deadly floods caused caused large scale damage and disruption people in one german region are now being forced to reckon with new worlds. corporate
vaccinations have stalled and drinking water has been polluted with sewage. me, oliver, i guess i'll look like sedation. sandra was hitting the catastrophe and his clothes, and we all would have had to drive very far to be vaccinated. come in, i'm here for my 2nd vaccination. i was supposed to get my 2nd shot from my doctor, but he was also the victim of the flog. i'm also here with a charge group to help people who are affected because i was fortunately barely hit me. benji mentioned is on time and i expect the number of covert cases in this area to rise in the next few days. the people that work together in a confined space. the transmission of corona is easier because everyone is not wearing mouth. nose protection, at least not in the pictures you see on tv. we can see that human to human transformation remains the main method of transmission.
and we had the safest drinking water in the whole world. it was almost star oil that's over now. we have never had such a situation in germany, at least not this extreme. there is no difference between drinking water and sewage at the moment. the water that flowed through the streets and the villages was a mixture of excrement and rain. water contamination is very high. you shouldn't inhale anything or swallow anything because they're also environmental toxins and things like that. ah, fish. if you feel terrible, everything is destroyed. many people don't have any commendation. the business is also closed. it's like a nightmare. so a lot more financial help is necessary because it has caused meal and some damage.
the whole infrastructure must be rebuilt. many buildings must be ripped down and rebuilt all the breach of here. we have just one bridge out of around 10 left, just one bridge to get to the other side. we now have to travel through the whole village. so we are really reliant on financial resources and we also don't have any work. everything has been destroyed, no jobs, and no money any more. the news, as residents struggle to cope with the wreckage, a presenter from germany's r t l. tv channel has been fired after being caught pretending to help in the clean up operation. a video shot by a bystander appears to show susanna olen, who was apparently smearing herself with mud. that was just before going on camera in the stricken town and making the claim that she was lending a helping hand. the bottom administration has taken its 1st steps against america's
long time target of cuba flapping sanctions on the country's defense minister and an elite security forces brigade for legit human rights violations during anti government protests this month. this is just the beginning. the united states will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the cuban people. people in cuba took to the streets to vent their frustrations with a legit, pandemic mismanagement and an economic crisis along with food and medicine shortages. a number of activists were detained according to officials. mcewen president announced the protests as a foreign provocation and blame the problems on the long standing us trade embargo . washington is also looking at further steps towards cuba. it's considering expanding its mission in havana and the possibility of allowing people in the us to send money to relatives and friends in cuba through remittance scheme, professor of latin american and caribbean studies. daniel shaw says other countries
would be accused of meddling if they pursued a similar policy towards cuba. several weeks ago by they had said that a change in policy towards cuba was not on the menu, but suddenly following this, this backlash, this wave of anti cuba. anti socialism propaganda from the right wing from all sectors of the liberal elite suddenly biden is hyper focused on cuba. but the intention is the same as it has been since 1959. and this has nothing to do with the liberation of cuba, and everything to do with the re colonization of the u. s. is done everything in their power, diplomatically, no, terribly, economically and politically. to carry out their attempts to re colonize cuba. they block them off from access to technology, to the engineer, to social media. so how hypocritical now that the republican party and others claim
that they're doing everything to bring free, why fi in the queue if china or russia with china, broadcast internet off the shows of cuba or radio like radio. marquee is, they've done from miami, the cuban cuban americans. surely the us government would cry foul towards russia was china. here, across the spectrum of the mainstream media. yet every day, cuba is there in the headlines. because the u. s. been pushing regime change in cuba. it's $959.00, s a true agenda. and that seems to be some inconsistency in reporting on the cuban story and mainstream and social media. the pro government pro demonstrator who asked the human rights commission or not to illustrate anti government protests with her folder. photo had her twitter account blocked due to unusual activity. the
one use this photo and a tweet calling for the cuban government to address protesters grievances. the post was later deleted and remade with the photo of the official who made the request. we heard from exactly that pro government activists in the picture, who says it's a way to silence those who support obama. again, even before i found there would be mass protest, i decided for myself to hit the streets. i found a cuban flag and took to the streets to demand the end of the blockade. and of course, the protection of our revolution, my friends broke, contacted me and showed my photo used by international media such as forbes, which used it as a symbol of the protest. of course, i was outraged and disappointed because that was not something i came to the streets for. so seeing such a manipulation, i decided to denounce and condemn the use of my image for something i was against. what happened is a lie. so i decided to denounce twitter because it was to it to where you and
commission, i used my photo. and as a consequence to it, to decided to bend my profile, silence me. they understood that in this way, they would silence many of those defending the revolution in cuba. and they will not have been a number of instances when the wrong photos have been used to illustrate demonstrations in cuba. for example, cnn showed a picture of a rally in support of the protests in miami, others mistakenly air photos of government supporters and a photo circulated across social media said to be from cuba. that was really from 2011 protests in egypt. betty quesada again says it's all deliberately adding confusion. seeing closely my, even though supporting the cuban revolution were shown to the world as part of the protests against the government. it was blayton manipulation because it was obvious that it was people with the cuban flag who identify it as a symbol of sovereignty and independence. and those who came to protest against
government policy over the pandemic and other issues related to shortages. the government was accused of did not use national symbols that day one contradicted the other thing. it might be time for a new dictionary. online ornithologist should now stop using the word bird while horse lovers must no longer talk about philly's. that's the conclusion of a new york gardening group that was banned by facebook for mentioning a gardening tool. one that can also be used as a derogatory term for women. the ah, ah ah
ah, ah, ah ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. we just got notified by facebook, the photo use for all walla walla onions, the it over the sexual and therefore cannot be advertised to be sold on the platform. can you see it or facebook ever decides to ban any other words like that? you can definitely hear about it on our website r t dot com or by following us on your favorite social media platform. i'll be back with more news in just about 30 minutes, so stay tuned. oh,
it's like you're walking down a street in a town. and in the store, windows are negative. in depression, you tend to go into the store and buy those thoughts and take them home as if they're years. in mindfulness, you walk down the street, you still see the sort storefront with the negative thoughts. but you don't go in and buy those, gosh, oh right now, there are 2000000000 people who are overweight or obese. it's profitable to sell food that is fatty and sugary and faulty and addicted. not at the individual level. it's not individual willpower. and if we go on believing that will never change as obesity epidemic,
that industry has been influencing very deeply. the medical and scientific establishment, ah, what's driving the vehicle, its corporate, me. ah, there's a world i have a rice know about the origin of the crowd of ours. well, china doesn't think so as they will not allow the world health organization to continue their investigation. this is federal agencies say a chinese hackers have a decade long history of hacking american pipelines. i just haven't told the public about it. well, we are and we're going to give you the details. plus, we know social media platforms that use your post to collect very valuable data. however, tick tock, believe it algorithms are the most efficient and accurate learning you inside and out. and finally, bilateral nuclear arms control talks between the you nighted states and russia are
set to begin. but it seems ukrainian officials are worried about the recent steps towards diplomacy between russia and the us. are expert on the region joined us to discuss. i'm getting huge. any you are watching news views right here on our t america. let's get started. ah . the chinese government has just shut down the 2nd investigation into the will hon lab regarding the origination of the cove at 900 virus. now in march, the world health organization released a report along with the chinese scientist saying there was a very likely pathway, the virus began and bads or other animals before jumping and humans. now white house press secretary gen saki accuse china of stonewalling the investigation and their position is eras.