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truth on trial on if we can exert whistleblower bradley manning finally gets his day in porn as activists say america's doing everything it can to silence anyone making. demonstrations across turkey are met with clouds of tear gas as they clash with security forces for a fourth straight day and there are mounting allegations of brutality by the authorities. to return to a mild start one of the online videos that you watched helping on seemed to become a big basket of global t.v. channel to reach one billion yes one billion you tube views.
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this is r.t. coming to live from moscow hello and welcome to the program one hundred and fifty four years the amount of time whistleblower bradley manning could spend behind bars his as spend hours trial begins later today in the glass after his arrest on twenty ten which saw him charged with aiding the enemy after he leaked thousands of classified documents online also has this account and of has the details. it was a video that shocked the world footage of a u.s. apache helicopter killing twelve iraqi civilians including two journalists collateral murder the cold blooded brutality of the occupation captured on film it was leaked by a young american soldier army private bradley manning the video was uploaded to wiki leaks but it would prove to be just the tip of the iceberg the former army
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intelligence analyst leaked more than seven hundred thousand documents containing classified information to that whistle blowing web site they included reports of torture abuse higher than acknowledge civilian casualties in short an unvarnished view of america's wars now known as the afghanistan and iraq war logs in may arrest seeking approval for his actions manning began a dialogue with a hacker named adrian levo chat logs that turned over to the government leading to manning's arrest and subsequent confinement now what came next was what proved to be one of the longest military pretrial detentions of a u.s. soldier since the vietnam war bradley manning was held in maximum security solitary confinement in a cell his attorney says was no bigger than six by eight feet and as the number of charges grew against manning to twenty two he was allowed to plead guilty to ten lesser charges this in exchange for a maximum sentence of sixteen years now by december two thousand and twelve when he
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took the stand to testify about the conditions that he endured he had been in confinement for more than one thousand days now the freedom of the press foundation broke court perscribe rules it released bradley manning's explanation of his action in his own words to the public today june third bradley manning's court martial will pursue the remaining more serious charges including aiding the enemy judging by what manning has already said that are a prisoner of a maximum security facility and a hostage to your conscience of course the question of whether the young man will spend the rest of his life in prison will be answered at this trial. manning's revelations shined a light on u.s. operations in iraq and afghanistan and there are even some who say they acted as a catalyst for the arab spring uprisings and britain is former british essayists soldier told my colleague why we sushi why and things manning chose to leak the information and shared his own experiences in iraq some of the media are saying
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that manning is a traitor who risk the lives of u.s. citizens if you're buying that no not at all manning had access to a huge amount of information as did and do thousands of other employees of the united states government he saw that information within that information actions and activity that were illegal and immoral and he thought he should do something about that he was the only one to take action on that he thought that if other people could see what was really going on in iraq in afghanistan and in the relationships between u.s. government and other governments around the world that something would happen and something did happen you know the arab spring was informed by information that manning released now you served in the air so yes and you refused to return to iraq you left the british army why is that. you know i grew up thinking that britain was a great country and that our armed forces were you know the good guys that's who are brought up believing and my experience in iraq you know so pace that bubble i
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realized you know things are a lot more complex than that what we're involved in in iraq the actions were involved in were in effect illegal and i decided as a matter of conscience i can continue to do that and you know manning is in the same vein as myself and committer me here and malcolm kendall smith and mike lyons you know this is a guy who's joined the military to do the right thing and then realize that actually the actions that military are immoral irrational and illegal and he's decided to do something about it. manning says he really good material because they have held the people had the right to know what the u.s. military had little regard for human life when fighting its wars in iraq and afghanistan and there have been worldwide demonstrations in support of the embattled on the private over the weekend with thousands rallying in front of the courthouse where the trial will take place canada germany and even south korea have also seen similar rallies and. reports his court martial process begins at
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a time when the u.s. is accused of being anything but truthful or transparent. the military court martial against private first class bradley manning begins at a complicated time for the obama administration u.s. journalists have been spied on an unprecedented number of whistleblowers have been imprisoned and access to the truth many say grows increasingly harder by the day we have a severe problem with transparency and secrecy in this country that's for sure our problem is a cult of secrecy extreme levels of dystopian secrecy washington classified ninety two million documents in the year two thousand and eleven that's the last count we have to put things in perspective what bradley manning leaked is less than one percent of that the former army intelligence analyst has admitted to leaking hundreds of thousands of top secret military and diplomatic documents to the whistle blowing web site wiki leaks in february manning pleaded guilty to ten of
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the twenty two charges he faces the twenty five year old said he wanted the public to know how the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan had little regard for human life it should be clear do anybody paying attention to bradley manning. thought of himself at the times in whistleblower that he did what he did because he thought he was making the world a better place and that contrary to the way he's been represented by some people here in fact it really did from a place of sort of patriotism. he's in no way in time american is never expressed into american sentiment soon anyway in fact he's always said that he is and was driven by a sort of sense of patriotism and and hope that the united states could be the. you know sort of great country that he would do to be prosecutors however are pursuing a court martial on the remaining charges including the espionage act and aiding the enemy which carries a life sentence in prison in an interview with democracy now julian assad addressed
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washington's allegations that manning aided the enemy by going to wiki leaks if that precedent is allowed to be erected it will do two things for asli it means it's a potential death penalty for any person in your training speaking to a journalist about a sensitive about a secondly it also remember oils the journalist and the publication chain of communication that they would say to the enemy and therefore making him susceptible as well to be espionage act which also has capital offenses and that is a positive thing. u.s. but latter part is part of the u.s. attack. including our so we hope this letter finds you healthy and strong daniel ellsberg known as the original whistleblower leaked seven thousand
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government documents to the press in one thousand nine hundred ninety one revealing the truth about the vietnam war more than four decades later he says the u.s. government is going to even greater lengths to keep the public in the dark color to war on truth telling truth telling specifically. truth that the government doesn't want. truth government. or that the public needs to know. if military prosecutors successfully prove that whistleblowing is aiding the enemy then bradley manning could spend the rest of his life in prison a verdict handed down under president promised to usher in an era of transparency when he stepped into the white house new york. party. violence and how soon riot police clashed with protesters for a fourth day running security forces used tear gas and water cannons as protest has
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responded with stones to build barricades oxalis also trying to break through police lines and a tongue the prime minister's office who says extremist adamancy are responsible. as the makes us from istanbul all this transpired overnight when the protesters have been trying to build barricades and roadblocks in order to keep police out of the area that they were in but the police actually tore through those barricades and then use water cannons and tear gas. the protesters i have seen more and more of those appearing throughout the city sporadically there trying to keep police out because fortunately the police force has been rather brutal in cracking down on protesters there were scuffles between protesters and police not just in istanbul at this point we're looking at around seven hundred people who have been arrested as a result of these protests and really more than a thousand people who have been injured university even some shops have been turning into makeshift hospitals or
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a little medical station where people are trying to what help those who have been injured and protests. knowledged police have. some points but at the same time he called the protesters thugs and extremists. that they are undermining democratic principles of the country and that is definitely not something that the protesters agree with. with police continuing bad use of force against demonstrators across turkey human rights groups have condemned them saying some protesters have been left blinded by tear gas and this is a video which appeared on the internet showing takesh police apparently firing tear gas into civilian homes separate footage shows people seeking shelter at a local university and three big loss you can see what looks like a huge amount of tear gas being used by security forces and dr hussein from the middle east technical university in ankara believes everyone's policies have been
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shaken by the sun breast. it is like in your eruption north of all conall concerning the policies for the prime minister have done in the recent years in the recent months he has been mostly involving in the private affairs of the citizens and his their way of speaking he's very of doing things. also consider to leave the democratic values to leave the republican values of the contrary but i think this is the first time in the last eleven years that the turkish government has experienced such a strong public your reaction the protesters on the one to remind the government in democracy the politicians cannot do things taking the people against turkey is that exercise. is trying to get turkey into much more structure based on the state. experience and this is
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a strong reaction i think the values of democracy and islam is understanding clashing now it will be not civil war but it will make the lives of two prime minister very difficult in coming weeks and days. and let's not talk about how these latest protests in turkey have affected the markets and here with us is. business presenter katie buber with more insight so katie nice to see you by the way society. what's the reaction on the markets well it's not good probably predictably as we've been witnessing these approaches has the markets the investors the allison not be happy about it and they were welcomed but their deaths this morning were the downfall of six percent on the main turkish stock index of spars bonds are concerned so selling debt has debts they've actually spurred. by the most it's two thousand and nine which is very significant indeed so really the debt is a few more ten toxic these protests are awful and obviously the reaction of the
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markets seems to be quite logical but when we talk about and when we see the protests in the euro winter standard they are very sort of economically related because year because of course terry counts there and let's look at turkish economy it looks totally yeah it looks good compared to. your insight only in comparison it is very strongly a deal has actually been posting on average five percent growth since about two thousand one actually can tell you since two thousand and one growth of that she quadrupled here we go you can see it yourself it's evident to see so we've got this strong growth going on just here particularly high in two thousand and four that managed to keep that right here this is the financial crisis which affected most of the globe they did plummet four point eight percent just now but what is impressive is the resilience just here that they demonstrated just fighting back with nine
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point two percent right here we're looking at stable growth of the economy is performing well and we can say that it was relatively unscathed by the financial crisis which as you say is in stark contrast to what is happening in europe as to why the process of going over and let's talk about tourism now because of course heavily dependent on that is indeed how damaging can these latest protest be i was really going to head normally very damaging a deal because as you say it's a big moneymaker for the economy in terms of visitors they had thirty six million visit the country introduce ourselves a really popular destination actually one of the most popular destinations in the world for holiday makers and if we consider right now is actually the peak of their season so they don't want to be scaring off people right now because this is when they leave people to go there spend their money and have a great holiday season is not good the very bad leave alone. tourism talking about other aspects of economy yes well actually turkey's really benefited from the fact
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that they've managed to keep almost a moderate voice in terms of the politics is going on in the globe at the moment particularly when you contrast it with with the region that they're in so and that has really affected the economy because it's meant that they've managed to maintain a friendly business welcome environment for investors to want to go that and invest in the likes of infrastructure in the airports in the balls and that will help the multiplier effect for the economy going forward in order for the economy to continue with its great it's really external factors that the going to pay for a bigger role right now into the iran iraq syria euro zone you've mentioned also the price of oil all of this could create in that stability right now and overall i think the economy should focus on keeping it on an even keel despite what's going on with the demonstrations at the moment through these stormy waters all right kate thank you very much indeed for bringing us up to speed k. to peel them is business at present ok thanks again and of course you can see a live update so as well as the latest developments on turkey's unrest online at
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aussie dot com and also check out the best videos as our you tube channel as the country's so web stop in the biggest wave of protests in living memory. with you how you tube videos have been watched a million times yes billion times helping us to reach unprecedented not all t.v. channels and right after the break we'll look back at some of the ones you liked best so stay true. technology innovation. developments around. the future. burd. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something
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a soldier with machetes in london making separate appearances in court one of them insisted he be called by his muslim name and was holding a copy of the koran during his appearance both claim that time was revenge for british military campaigns in muslim countries and shameless mills is associate editor of the guardian and let's not get his take on the situation there and seamus malin hello that is nice to see you this from your point of view can we expect the suspects to use the trial as a platform to showcase their beliefs. very likely that's the case i mean all the attacks that have taken place here and of course in the united states and elsewhere . of this car and the suspects or the troops is. almost all cases that they're doing in retaliation or revenge for british or america's role in the war on terror in afghanistan and iraq and in this case it's
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no different from the others no different from boston. is this is is the scale leg proof that. multiculturalism has failed. no because it's all i mean that's the the argument of course of the far right and of extreme to muslim groups and mainstream politicians who want to get off the hook of the wars they themselves supports and launched i mean when britain and the united states invaded afghanistan after nine eleven it was said then by critics of the war on terror and by the intelligence services for example of this country and the united states that launching wars in occupations of countries like if afghanistan and iraq wouldn't end or reduce the threat of terrorism it would increases and spread it and that's exactly what's happened now obviously those
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politicians who support the war on terror and until you support your patient afghanistan and interventions in other muslim countries. don't want to be held responsible for that so what they do is they say it's got nothing to do with it we must listen to what the perpetrators say about why they're carrying out these attacks and for example david cameron the prime minister of britain said after the attack in which he said that this was an attack on our way of life which is what tony blair said before him and what george bush said about nine eleven and then boris johnson the mayor of london he said that there was no way you could link what had happened with the roll of british troops in afghanistan in other muslim countries but of course if you tell people that it's got nothing to do with the wars that britain and the united states are fighting it in muslim countries then people think maybe it is that these muslims hate us and and hate our rabbi and
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maybe that's why they're attacking us if you feed that idea you're feeding islamophobia anti muslim bigotry and of course in the last few days since the one inch attack that showed up in real life on the streets ten months i've been attacked i have on there being multiple. attacks on muslims in britain in the streets and it fades the idea that there's a problem about how being a minority in the country which of course is not the case. how are these alleged assailants different from the terrorist cells the british are fighting abroad well these particular. individuals and who are suspects in this in this legal process that's now begun. it was originally thought that they were once called lone wolves and they were operating solely on their own account that may not be the case so. what is clear is that in the case of one of them. the intelligence services have
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tried to recruit him to work for them and my five of tribes are recruits and and he complained about harassment by m i five and he was returned from after arrest and came. to britain at the insistence of the intelligence services and he apparently was abused or tortured in kenya now seems to have been a true hero. for what took place but of course there is an irony that while british politicians blame islam is which is a broad political train and train was rich and the aid. your the way to go for these kind of incidents and attacks in other parts of the world both britain and america have supported fear and you have this group says it's happening now in syria for example sowing to thank you very much indeed associate editor at the
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guardian thank you for talking to us thank you very much and you have watched hundreds of thousands of our videos on you tube helping us become the fast a news channel to reach one billion online kings kevin aren't the ones which proved most popular over the years to reach that incredible milestone at eighteen hundred trams. well if ever there was proof that pictures drive your interests is certainly something that captivated millions of the globe when you saw this. dramatic video who watched our you tube channel more than sixty million times it was a huge hit it was also a time of course when the world found out how many russians use those dash cams to record at a second's notice as you can see here pictures that would be world headline makers the truly global stories a captured your attention with the wave of mass protest movements around the world
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hello welcome to the r.t.e. sport show twenty six minutes of sporting news and action from russia and around the world with me kate partridge and he is just a taster. on a roll group at leaders russia get ready to face a third place portugal in a world cup qualifier in lisbon with fabio capello's side yet to taste defeat. last on the double league champions tesco beat angy full three on penalties to win the russian cup and seal a domestic double for the first time in seven years. and triple
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joy one of the sleek and european champions by in munich when the german cup to complete an historic treble and ensured germany ends the football season on top in europe. and so let's kick off with football where russia are aiming to go a step closer to qualifying for next year's world cup in brazil as fabio capello's men prepare for a crunch bottle against christiane our now those portugal in lisbon because of their brought up off reports. russia lead group by points with four wins from four hearing yet to concede that having played two fewer measures them both israel and portugal and fabio capello's call from including into the game at their study were delusion after edging their first encounter against portugal one new in moscow thanks to alexander cure of course the oldest roig well the results of their next match up could prove pivotal for the whole group.


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