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deadly clashes erupt across egypt on the second anniversary of the country's revolution as tens of thousands express that discontent with the president they helped put in power. while barack obama is losing ground a major battle he starts his second term with the initial my expectations from his policy in the arab world climate change and. the u.k.'s economy could plunge into recession for the first time in four years according to the latest g.d.p. figures run down to by dad the euro zone's plight.
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international news and comment live from moscow this is all she was me. thanks for joining us at least nine people have been killed and nearly five hundred wounded in clashes with police across egypt on the second anniversary of the revolution that toppled hosni mubarak this time tens of thousands of demonstrators were calling on president mohamed morsi to step down saying his muslim brotherhood bonds government is only working for islamists and cairo based reporter boettcher has the latest information for us. we've had reports from local news outlets that several people have been killed in addition there have been reports of attacks on muslim brotherhood headquarters in particular the freedom and justice headquarters in government who are now down to as well as it's been a year in addition to acid attacks on government buildings and people expressing their anger here in cairo the cards massive volleys of tear gas coming from the
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police to protesters pushing people off the square these creates blooms of gas that you can't breathe and came to the streets in generating two five two thousand and eleven we were fed up with the injustices of the regime and the returns now because people are saying we've seen no change on the top of the agenda people are saying is the economy it's very hard for people to find food you're going to permit rates for example around seventy seven percent which is staggering really high in addition of course there is a lot of anger directed towards the new constitution which people say is written by and is the most don't mean to constituents somebody doesn't represent egypt we've heard a lot of chance against the president mohamed morsi and his group calling for changes and also actually for him to leave. the full city here in the most violent clashes with the military deployed there to try and maintain security and here comes the mob so we can see that that eight people including a policeman and
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a fourteen year old boy was shot dead as protesters set fire to a building which used to house the local government another person also been shot and killed in the city has made here where protesters also said headquarters of the muslim brotherhood on fire while tahrir square in cairo has been the epicenter of the rallies much like during the uprising to oust hosni mubarak just two years ago and alexandria and a port side were also scenes of violence street clashes there and how leads. could online newspaper says the people of egypt have grown increasingly disillusioned with the policies and politics of the u.s. bank to muslim brotherhood. people voted for them to give them a chance so quick at the last support of most of these people who are out in the streets to the people in egypt now do realize that.
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religion and politics should not be mixed clearly and that some nations would use slam and religion to get the support of the people and once the are in power the would act in a very very differently from what the have been promising and that's part of one of the reasons of the anger you seeing today in this three to egypt. americans want some ways committee to ensure and secure their interest in egypt but now their pictures and the reality has shown that actually muslim brotherhood does not have they were short of the support of the majority of the people in egypt now there is only one party that's actually will decide what's happening in egypt and that's the people of egypt neither the united states nor morsi himself have much say
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in what's happening today the people of egypt who are back in the streets that. we saw the fate of the regime today. and alongside the rest which is escalating in egypt portside a local court has sentenced twenty one people to death for their role in football riots last year that left seventy four people dead relatives of the defendants attempted to storm the local prison following the verdict and security officials are among those on trial the clashes in february twenty twelve between funds of a local club and the khyber based team are considered to be the worst football disaster in the country's history the violence sparked further unrest in cairo resulting in sixteen more depp's or the death sentences require approval from the ground to move with the verdicts for the remaining fifty two defendants due in march. egypt was one of the first states in the arab world as the us was said to have nudged towards democracy through a revolt president obama had some of his highest ratings there but has now
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witnessed a sharp drop in popularity and it's seen as a sign that washington has failed to define a consistent policy in the region his point to slee a look at why the reception of the perception rather of the u.s. and the muslim world has got so bad i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world would have promised fuel the region was hope. but as obama begins his second term in office his critics believe him the first time they felt that tensions progress on peace between israelis and palestinians remains stalled the promised economic development of afghanistan never took root. and american relations with post mubarak egypt deteriorated and i didn't fifty the u.s. and elegance community has more or less thought that it was in control of something called the muslim brotherhood and they brought them from egypt into saudi arabia
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and i think they thought they could just break out of that was it how they could have. massed army was or and their fight now that i'm not we. also. in libya the u.s. supported the intervention by nato and its allies touting it as a great advance for blood security entry and rights but the fallout from it ended with the death of the american ambassador and three other members of his staff the united states was overselling their so-called triumph over al-qaeda in a way that was really quite dishonest and dangerous because it was essentially setting the united states up for situations where. elsewhere was still just strong but getting stronger and was getting stronger because of policies that the united states had followed and it was washington's politics that did little to win palestinians over to bomb
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a side washington was against the upgraded status of palestine at the united nations angering but not surprising and still i would say that the people in general stopped thinking of him as a somebody who will do and will do us any favor for any good and they looked at him that he was very honest to the american interests and to other interests maybe the israeli lobby but not to us. we realized that all our expectations which were very high turned out to be zero as a matter of fact islamophobia inside the united states is on the increase hope to no small part of by the growing negative portrayal of the muslim world in the media and hollywood recent polls show overall confidence in obama has dropped especially
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in muslim countries where declined by nine percent in three years global approval of his international policies has also decreased from a positive rating of thirty four percent in the muslim world in two thousand and nine to just fifteen percent in two thousand and twelve obama came just beautified the ugly face that bush left it's american interests that lead american presidents the only difference is that while one president smiles the other doesn't and the american system and the american interest in the middle east are the problem it's not the issue it is it is a political issue and that's why i didn't have a lot of hope that the arab antipathy has not been softened by obama's support for the arab spring or his military withdrawal from iraq few american presidents have lost their good standing with the arab world as quickly and as significantly as a bomber for him now to renew trust in america he'll have to do more than just promise a new beginning in a cairo speech policy r.t.
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tel aviv. a former cia agent who oversaw the country and the man thought to be al qaeda certain command has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for leaking classified intelligence john kiriakou was the first to blow the whistle on washington's torture program revealing the name well age torture and guntown i'm ok denies the accusations referring instead to enhanced interrogation techniques. tales. the cia veteran the former chief of counterterrorism operations in pakistan john kiriakou will spend thirty months in prison for leaking the identity of an agent but before he was prosecuted basically after had been actively speaking out against torture and now he and his supporters believe that he was prosecuted for coming clean over torture practices in the cia it started with an investigation into how military defense attorneys acquired tunnel bay obtained the names and photographs of cia personnel as ortiz
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eventually tracked one name back to a reporter who had spoken to mr getting awful rather than risk a far longer prison term and because he could no longer afford his legal fees and stick it out when a cobra agreed to plead guilty to one of the five charges against him violating the intelligence identities protection act by emailing the name of a covert cia officer to a freelance reporter who never even published it there's something very disturbing about this case had john key actually engaged in torture he wouldn't be in any trouble at all he never even would have been investigated because he talked about torture with reporters he's going to prison the fact of the matter is that the u.s. government has classified everything related to its torture practices which means nobody can be prosecuted for human rights violations that were systematic of systematically committed at one comment here is what mr get out will says about that i never tortured anybody. but i'm getting to prison while the torture is in
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the layers of people who are rude and the people who just you. and the man who destroyed the tapes will never sees justice and that's the saddest part of the story. this administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined while protecting those who have committed torture who have ordered torture behind this wall of classification contrary to popular belief president obama didn't stop the united states from torturing he just stopped it from portraying on his watch through an executive order which means that the us could be only another executive order away from some other president or vice president deciding to torture again so because supporters praise him for exposing the extent of the cia's use of torture in prisons and acts of history and also sibel edmonds says the u.s. classifies too much data sometimes to cover up wrongdoing and that means insiders making a stand will keep going to trail we do see this type of witch
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hunt action against those who leave you formation that exposes either government criminality or government waste fraud abuse so this is a selective behind we haven't had a single case where whistleblowers have been successful by pursuing bill so-called channels reading remedies or solutions to these very big problems or wrongdoings so when you have no channels there is only one option and that is to get information and put it before the public whether it's through websites such as we see leaks or public citizens journalists because as you know mainstream media they act as the extension of the government here in the united states there are no other channels to go to and the public has the right to know and they get is a very important point the public and i'm not talking about only people here in the
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united states but all over the world because people are being a fact that they are doing once we're being criminalized. now under the cover of function a u.s. design unveils clothing that protects privacy later in the program we'll be showing you the outfits that make you invisible to surveillance drones and also ahead. i don't think people take it as serious as the government to take sides of the should we should we take it more seriously ease up and you know it's music. residents and it's tasks people in the big apple whether the use of file sharing is a scene or when all that coming up your way after this break. good lumber jury was able to build
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a new most sophisticated robot which all unfortunately doesn't give a darn about anything mission to teach music creation and why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only. there are twelve cities in the united states in which half of the people with hiv aids lives within a year of a diagnosis of. over sixty two percent. i diagnosed with aids this is a problem that frankly is substantially preventable it was like the big elephant in the room and nobody wanted to talk about there were really good public health campaigns that people were really focused on this problem you certainly should be
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able have a lot less h.i.v. a lot less human suffering. i. ching artie's good to have you with us the u.k. may be sliding back into recession for the third time in food use lasers g.d.p. figures are even wise than expected the british economy shrank zero point three percent in the fourth quarter of twenty twelve and achieved as they were growth for the whole year the u.k.'s finance minister george osborne described it as a very difficult economic situation he said with debts building up at home and problems with the eurozone the u.k. has to confront species the director of the institute of economic affairs in london mark little weird says the british government is not doing enough. of course we need to bear in mind when you look back actually a couple of years later often these numbers are revised up or down so we shouldn't
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really trust them to the very last decimal point what we've seen it appears over twenty twelve is not the british economy absolutely tanking but basically flat lining and that is pretty much been the picture for the last two years it's not a crushing recession but it's certainly not apparent back certainly what the coalition government here in the u.k. are doing isn't working if the item is to produce growth rates of two or three percent and indeed the government's independent forecasters suggested two years ago that we would be experiencing those sort of levels in growth growth in the u.k. economy about now and i'm afraid that has turned out to be a pipe dream but let's be clear about this austerity that you saw a lot just saying that the u.k. government has persuaded itself and most of the media and all of their political opponents to that there is some savage program of spending cuts being undertaken in the united kingdom that's a long way from the truth when you actually look at the numbers rather than the
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political rhetoric the government is cutting spending by about one percent a year a pretty trivial amount and they are taking far far too long to bring the budget back into balance but you also need i think a clearer plan but what's really going to attract business investment in the u.k. and what's going to make it easier for entrepreneurs. russia's parliament gives the first north to a ban on the promotion of homosexuality among children prompting scalpels to stay due in moscow between gay rights supporters planning a protest case saying that opponents of course are closely following about this at all to dot com for you. also online watch out getting some and san francisco could mean somebody is watching you the city is treat lives are being equipped just my own so why. was drones monitoring americans from the skies in the name of national security many across the u.s. as seriously concerned about protecting their privacy it's predicted up to thirty
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thousand drones will be patrolling the nation by twenty twenty likely could be a trained solution for those unwilling to be watched. the design of counter-surveillance fashion. keeping a close eye on civilians with a little help from drones. in a move approved by congress in seven years the u.s. will help thirty thousand mester drones monitoring its territory from the air that opens the door for a lot of duces of privacy. from not just the government but corporations and businesses too. in a fight for privacy this new york designer came up with a counter-surveillance clothing line intended to shield people from those watchful lenses a burka a scarf and a hoodie are the key garments in the collection this is a garment that's designed to be thermally reflective which means that he bounces off it and he does what he was for thermal imaging in particular this technology is
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used a lot on drones and he would use if there were drawings harboring about money hardly anybody who is out on the streets is clearly traceable the idea of this collection is that putting on something like this. is a bit are. these parts of your body become very hard to detect. from a potential fashion statement to a technology that could eventually be used in rescue operations or even on a battlefield i think or just thing. a market hasn't been addressed yet it's a new area and it's sort of a crossover between tactical and fashion it adds a little extra coverage to the face out of harvey calls his consumer market i'm fashionably paranoid if you appear to me and i can see you i'm quite alright with that but if you appear in automated systems and how it becomes a little more to your disadvantage because this data can be easily mine tracked and
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identified another counter-surveillance item in the collection the off pocket for a phone once a mobile device is put inside there are no more signals going in and out the strength of the cell phone signal out of one. hundred goes down to zero in seconds the metalized fabric and that acts as a third in a cage to block the signals from adam says this is a faster way to turn off your phone and block trucking since the introduction of the patriot act and since there's been a large erosion of privacy i would say is not. confined to the us either this is a global problem to start a conversation and make people more aware of the growing trend of surveillance to fashion is out of. the designer admits the clothing line is not for everybody but those who want to adapt to these new realities could now be a step closer to avoiding the gaze of big brother and so if you're going to party new york. russia has completed the modernization of an engine diesel electric
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submarine it was handed over to india's navy as is the hills the shipyard in northern russia so the scene drug shock submarine has been upgraded under a contract signed in twenty ten years undergone a complete overhaul with russia especially its improving its control systems and installing a missile complex the shipyard has already graded for other diesel electric submarines for india its class the latest believe by in three days. to some other news stories from around the globe in venezuela fifty people have been killed in a prison clash in the city of berkeley summate zero ninety others were reportedly wounded by gunshots there was a response by a local media t.v. news report the troops have been sent to the prison to search for weapons the jailer has seen a record number of violent incidents and is considered the most dangerous in the country. broke out on the trail in capital santiago between demonstrators
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and police ahead of a latin american caribbean and e.u. economic summit water cannon was used to disperse thousands of protesters who threw rocks and declares that own alternative people summit they were demanding a wide range of reforms and accused sixty matrons taking part or not looking after the public's interest. mali and french troops have regained control of the city are on boric as their terms to retake northern mali for rebels french warplanes bombed militants near islam a stronghold of guy of power says it won't leave until it's rooted out medicines and restore stability but france has faced accusations that campaign is actually a return to its colonial past to secure mollies gold and uranium resources. around canada's biggest engineering and construction company s. and c. reportedly paid one hundred and sixty million dollars in bribes to the son of
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ousted leader mahmoud gadhafi that's according to canadian police documents drilled vice president riyadh ben aisa was reportedly purchasing the influence of saadi gadhafi to secure lucrative contracts some of the cash which went through various offshore companies was allegedly used to buy yachts. until last year dry and file sharing service mega our blood was one of the most popular on the web allowing millions of users to exchange digital content free of charge before the u.s. tried to down but its founder hasn't given up and is making a comeback or has resident in new york want to ask the public their styles on the morality of the internet file sharing. kim dotcom just launched his new file sharing service maggie he says by using it
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you're saying yes to internet freedom is file sharing the future of the internet this week let's talk about that have you ever stolen a movie or music off the internet i plead the fifth i'll take that as a yes if you think there's anything wrong with that you know why dude people get very angry about it and send people to jail that are not the problem is that they're being wrong is that people who need to make money don't make their money. should they just figure out a new way is it up to them or is that up to us to stop taking it. have you never stolen anything off the web for moral reasons or just because you never have never have you know how to if it were easy and you did know how to would you do it more often if i knew how to do it i mean criminals every day doing bad things with expelling you know should it be free should music in movies be free no not autistic or social by you but. i don't think people take it as serious as the governmentally
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rodeo success of people at home should we should we take it more seriously hard to ease up and you know it's it's music but it's not money coming out of your pocket like it has out of the artists or directors or studios or whatever. i don't know mobile size of a phone so i think it's been. sort of issue it really is what it was how do we stop people from stealing no if it's so easy i think they need to appreciate the arts and they need and they will appreciate and and steal music yeah i think it's better to give a dollar to the arts than you know a politician or your government yes of course or cigarettes but maybe if some of it will go to some kind of the nation maybe it will inspire people to do so do you think though that you know the future is going to have a whole different landscape for intellectual property that will view it differently like it's kind of everyone's. i don't know i haven't really thought about it i mean i guess if you write a song you'd still yours so you should still have get credit for it at least ninety
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nine cents if you had to when. you should get something whether or not you think file sharing is the future of the internet the bottom line is enough people do it to pose a serious threat to current business models. and after a short break we'll talk to recontact culture and his songwriter who created music for no sit down to a career they want a mode of musical theater. right
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wing t.v. host glenn beck is going to build his own utopia beck plans to put together a massive social experiment building his own city which will be totally independent from the evil grasp of government and the outside world where residents will have to learn how to survive on their own make their old things and grow their own food the future city called independence usa will be based on libertarian principles with hints of iran flavor there will be no handouts and no help for the self-sufficiency minded residents but beck may need some help himself because building the city could cost about two billion dollars the thing is that commentators about politics like glenn beck and you horse truly have a very easy job and this is to point out what is wrong with society but it is another thing entirely to try to change it and i want to salute clint beck for actually doing something and putting his money where his ideological mouth is now why would i want to live in the i know rand paradise of independence usa under the
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rule of lord beck no no i wouldn't taking marching orders from a tiny portly man known for crying on camera doesn't suit me but if you're a hardcore libertarian here is your chance to make all of your dreams come true but that's just my opinion. oh yeah well welcome to spotlight i'll be no one to be my guest on the program is any kind of top.


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