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edward snowden could make russia his home but still lacks the paperwork to walk out of a moscow airport transit zone where the u.s. will supply is still waiting for a decision on its asylum application. the n.s.a. phone data collection program that snowden exposed will stay in place as the u.s. congress narrowly rejects legislation aimed at curbing the government spying activities. or training rails in northwestern spain killing at least seventy seven and injuring more than one hundred in one of the worst accidents in decades. and the u.k. launches an ad campaign to persuade illegal immigrants to text the earth or a piece for advice on how to become legal will go home.
well a very good morning to you from a wet and a rainy moscow it's artsy live with me it's good to have you with us today the fugitive american whistleblower edward snowden is still waiting for the paperwork which will allow him to leave his limbo in a moscow airport transit zone now if you received it today as some expect he'll be greeted by the glare of the world's media who've been waiting for him to come out since he arrived from hong kong over a month ago snowden has applied for temporary asylum here in russia and he's apparently willing to settle here lindsay frost now joining us live from just outside sheremetyevo airport good to see you again lindsey so ultimately the media madness continues almost like it go for he hasn't quite yet popped his head out of the hole i was standing by what do you know. rory we are
indeed standing by he may have popped his head out but we may have missed it i doubt it though there are so many journalists here with their eyes and their camera lenses trained very heavily on any of the doors on the first floor that he may exit out of that being said you never know this is definitely a sort of catch me if you can situation if you will now his adviser here in russia anatoly did say the paperwork that he needs that would allow him to officially exits the airport and enter russia. is still not here we were waiting for a long time yesterday hoping that it would arrive it was not forthcoming so it means that he's got to stay inside his temporary home here at the airport for a little while longer it could be till the end of the day today it could be tomorrow it could even be next week we just don't know but we are here and this stakeout does continue let's just clarify for everybody what's this piece of paper
actually means it's a it's a formal notice in effect formalizing the fact that edward snowden's bid for temporary asylum is in process of consideration that would then allow him to move about freely in the country for three months and then after that time would be the final decision would be made by the federal migration services that he will have one year of temporary asylum in russia now that would be then have to be renewed every year indefinitely if that decision is favorable edward snowden has said that he will settle here in russia calling it his home and even looking for work if not he also plans to appeal that decision that shows just how serious he is about actually settling here now everyone expected to snowden would use russia as a transit point to another country but just a little while after he landed here from hong kong when he didn't appear on
a flight to cuba. people people looked at that very suspiciously wondering what was up well there was a lot of fear that. he boarded grounded by the u.s. government. and of course just a couple of days ago when the president of bolivia plane was forced to land on suspicion that it contained edward snowden really hammered home some of those fears for him and that's according to his advisor as i said. this is a cat and mouse game with the media at this point we don't know if he will get that documentation if it will be made obvious to us and if you will. give us a couple of comments or even a press conference he could also sneak out a side door and hop on the train into downtown moscow so you can bet today tomorrow and over the weekend and even next week. are waiting with bated breath to see if edward snowden. documents in hand.
thank you. washington. out of the airport reiterating demands for his extradition with moscow dismissed the display of double standards or saying the u.s. routinely ignored calls for the extradition of individuals wanted on charges of terrorism now if you were snowden could be tried for espionage. and details of america's surveillance program. explains obama's war and leaves very little to doubt as to what actually happened. by relentlessly going after whistleblowers here we picked some of the most notable ones the us government is sending a message this is what's going to happen to you if you speak out even if you think you're doing it for the public good even if the public things you did the right thing in edward snowden's case fifty five percent of americans consider him a whistleblower not a traitor and yet even as many americans are thinking to snowden for greater awareness about the government's blatant snooping on millions of absolutely
innocent people snowden still had to flee the country so was not to share the fate of his fellow whistleblowers had he state he would have been in jail facing life in prison or maybe even the death penalty the example of bradley manning is right there the twenty five year old u.s. army private bradley manning has been in custody for three years now and is facing more than one hundred fifty years in jail many leaked documents and videos that exposed war crimes committed by the u.s. the military judge has recently ruled that manning still has to face the most serious charge the charge of aiding the enemy despite many claims that he's sole intent was to make the public more aware of the cost of war the human cost and other whistleblower former cia analyst john king also thought he was doing the right thing when he spoke about the cia's torture practices and became the first government official who confirmed waterboarding at one time who was the head of the cia's counterterrorism operations in pakistan father of five kid out who is now in
jail serving his two and a half years sentence former n.s.a. employees william binney and thomas drake were very close to jail time after they separately blew the whistle on the government's massive surveillance program which they saw as ineffective an illegal they were both indicted on the espionage act needless to say their careers were destroyed edward snowden's revelations of only confirmed would be drake had been saying for years but possibly unlike binney and drake snowden has also made public indisputable proof of the existence of the programs i had the chance to interview three of these men john kiriakou william binney and thomas drake they talked to me about what it's like being targeted by the u.s. government take a listen to your in itself is control. and what people will do when they're fearful is they were you will begin to censor themselves so much of what's happening now particular my case it sent it extraordinarily chilling message that anybody and i
was a senior executive the government had a very high position to say it sends that extraordinarily chilling message that if you speak out if you speak up we're going to hammer you and we're going to hammer you hard because look what we did to mr drake i never believed i would be going to prison under a president obama never. that's been i think my biggest disappointment the classified documents that daniel ellsberg leaked four decades ago revealed that the us government had lied about the vietnam war and those revelations contributed to the erosion of public support for the war daniel ellsberg was the first whistleblower who was charged under the espionage act the government went after him with only had wiretapped him without a court warrant broke into his therapist's office trying to find something to discredit him with the judge dismissed all charges against ellsberg due to the gross government misconduct and illegal evidence gathering today daniel ellsberg
stands in support of all these whistleblowers arguing had he been charged today he would have most probably gone to jail in washington i'm going to check out. meanwhile the u.s. house of representatives has blocked an amendment that would have curbed the n.s.a.'s vast collecting of phone records it was a narrow defeat though of just twelve votes for the legislation obviously reflecting deep divisions in congress early and my colleague bill dodd discussed the amendment with pete ashdown the owner of an internet service provider which has been shielding its clients data from the n.s.a. for years. i think that the only solution for keeping the n.s.a. from spying on people on the internet is people using encryption and then having service providers that are willing to stand up and stand against broad surveillance and wholesale monitoring now what about this amendment is it more about party politics and trying to embarrass obama than generally really trying to protect people's interests. well i. hope that
something good is coming out of washington but you know i'm certainly there's a lot of that going on and i want to put it past the republican party for trying to do that but you know there are many in congress who are calling edward snowden a traitor and a criminal when in fact i think it's the people in the n.s.a. who are the criminals who are not following the constitution and have perjured themselves in front of congress these are these are people we cannot trust and it's a time that we thought of them or shut them down the whole self surveillance the doing of americans as part of my america i would like to see it stopped well with or without legislation against collecting phone data the threat to personal information is apparently still out there leading german cyber security specialist has discovered that millions of sim cards can be hacked in just one minute with a single hidden text message today on our website called we're asking if that makes you worried about your phone being broken into let's gauge your policy and get your
reaction from dot com right now and here is how the votes are stacking up up to now the vast majority seventy percent basically unimpressed by the threat saying there are plenty of ways to steal data besides this though a sixteen percent saying perhaps we should stop using our mobile phones i kind of think that's unlikely though let's get down to the bear bottoms have now the full percent basically saying this is too hard to carry such a threat out it's not a big deal everybody calm down well still gauging the possibility daughter called vote whenever you feel like it. in the meantime here on r.t. at least seventy seven people were killed when a high speed train ran off the rails in northwestern spain we're talking about more than one hundred other passengers were injured in the deadliest crash now in decades chief madrid based correspondent has the latest details on this and this is of course one of the worst accident train accidents had that happened spain the worst certainly that we can remember for the past forty years and the
first one to you know how to speak lane like the one involved as far as causes go there's still no confirmation from the government what would have caused the train to do ill at least the ministry of homeland has described it completely the possibility of a terrorist attack and now speculation leads to believe that this accident could be the consequence of speeding a lot of people who are arriving at the scene actually emergency services asked the neighbors to help with. even with to turn on the light so the cars to illuminate the zone emergency services have of course. just started their phone number for the. for the families to call to. make contact with the services. we know that local authorities are already the minister of. one
we have two of the government is already there. you can always a log on to our website r.t. dot com for the very latest on the accident you'll find photos and reports from the witnesses as well as a reaction from the spanish officials. it's good to have you with us for an r.t. today of the u.k. government is opening up a new front in its struggle to deal with illegal immigration vans carrying signs of aging immigrants to seek free advice on how to go home and how to appear on the streets of london and this is not the first initiative like this or the fight with immigrants begins even before they arrive earlier ministers considered an
advertising campaign to stress the negative parts of life in britain hoping to thwart off any potential immigrants however those who still a rival especially people from asia and africa we forced to pay a three thousand pound bomb before they enter britain have the money will be returned only upon their departure home and if you want to apply for citizenship well there's a new version all over the citizenship test coming into force this week are new questions here about the u.k.'s history and culture and you can see a few examples of the questions right there all these tests are silly i had a close look at the collapse of the idea of multiculturalism and whether the new anti immigration initiative will do anything to help it or. king and dragon i'm one of six london boroughs where the vans with massive billboards like the one behind me with a message go home or face arrest will be driving around london in the next week this is the latest attempt of the u.k. a home office to would deal with illegal immigration in of the country they say
they want to encourage a voluntary leaving of the country and i would also advertise a number that can be texted by immigrants to ask for help and how to leave the country on of their own accord now the home office says that voluntary returns are the most cost effective way of dealing with illegal immigration with about twenty eight thousand departures last year and the immigration officer minister mark harper had said of the message essentially is that there is an alternative to being led away in handcuffs however this program has received a lot of criticism and we have spoken with the david coburn of the u.k. independence party we're awfully horrified i mean this is like. than the aussies going around was to with trucks it's dreadful is discriminatory it's unpleasant it makes the country luke extremely unpleasant indeed and not something that i told british and something that i'm absolutely convinced the vast majority but you probably would not put up with the faults of the immigrants is the fault of the
government collecting them in the control of the great britain should be controlled by our parliament they should not be controlled by the european union we also spoke with the migrant rights network to see how this might impact communities and what kind of reaction it could get from illegal immigrants and the locals alike. the minister has chosing very diverse areas of london to drive design around and what they will do is actually create suspicion of immigrant communities people who might look for in one way or another and we think the government should be trying to be promoting good community relationships rather than. fear within communities and all of this falling under an active push by the government to make britain more difficult and as has been reported a more hostile environment to unwanted immigrants reporting from london i'm tess
are cilia. and we're coming to you live from moscow with plenty more to come on the program including the hunger strike at guantanamo bay prison it could actually finally be getting a reaction the u.s. senate is set to debate the possible closure of the facility the status of dozens of inmates also finally getting a review. my last set of questions about the president of this country a lot of input and i know that you personally called him a dictator why do you find so we disagree about about him we're going to salute him till the moment one wit when he will give you space we're going to follow him we're going to be his nights nights nights nights mayor.
public sector workers greeks are now desperate for help with nearly a quarter of them living below the poverty line and even the brightest unable to find a decent job this report. fortis has a master's degree in engineering management he got in the u.s. and hoped it would help him find a job in greece but for months now this logistics mastermind hasn't been able to find a use for his skills he says business is are simply afraid of hiring new staff because there is all these unstability they don't know what will happen in the two or three months later so there is zero investment going on in the market highly educated people are unable to find work are becoming as common pleas here as strategies in a greek salad officially two out of three grads in greece are now unemployed it's not only about graduates most of all can find a decent job any one of a master's degree we've also decided to stay in science often in front of us while leading to an academic deadlock that so far even the brightest minds haven't been
able to crack because of the latest star city measures by greece's creditors the so-called troika around seven hundred fifty scholars all ph d. holders elected to serve as faculty members of the national academy can't be officially appointed to their ports stuck in unpaid limbo they're also unable to use existing research facilities even if they are willing to do so for free but that just finished their ph d.'s and want to give things to education and to thirty veltman of the country cannot have it just held hostage just waiting for their plane when they don't have money they are looking for other jobs to survive according to a recent study by the university of the us alone over one hundred twenty thousand professionals including scientists have left greece since two thousand and ten and as the troika continues pressing athens with the new austerity measures in exchange for financial aid the potentially catastrophic brain drain the country is
experiencing is either being unnoticed or deliberately ignored you go to school of athens greece. and aussies mix cars are bringing an alternative point of view to the table as he looks at europe's public deaths and of course the growing unemployment for the full program starting at seven thirty am g.m.t. for now though here when i see a very short preview. business secretary vince cable as compared the bank of england to the taliban vince cable saying that the bank of england are jihadi he's for insisting banks have minimum capital reserves then then this is all boy as i've said for years the bank of england are indeed like the taliban but only because they provided this safe haven for their jihadi banking fraud who strapped on the debt packed suicide vest and blew up the entire frickin
economy and that same taliban central bank is now papering over the bloody aftermath with little pieces of digital paper. we're not far off from a cause report here in the mean time of the us senate has held a hearing on the closure of guantanamo bay prison for the first since two thousand and nine five years after obama's pledge to close it down and many detainees will now have their cases reviewed by a special panel which will decide with a very should remain behind bars the most haven't even been charged with any crime due to a lack of evidence but were considered too dangerous to be released. the report. this is the first significant congressional hearing that has been held since two thousand and nine course president obama vowed to close this beings back in two
thousand and nine and that has not happened to date this hearing columns as a hunger strike is underway act wants hanum obey dozens of detainees are still engaging in that strike some of them are being force fed we heard some testimony today there were some activists that showed showed up in their orange prison jumpsuit in protest of this we had some lawmakers testify against this calling it immoral we also heard from a military physician that said that this is contrary to the military code of ethics certainly a lot of fear there among several republicans that what exactly these detainees would do where they would be sent so whether or not this hearing would have gone on today if this hunger strike did not take place it's unclear but certainly lawmakers here have taken notice or lots of news new york today let's start it up now with iraq or at least twenty two were killed and dozens of years in a spate of attacks and bombings and the deadliest. truck drivers were shot often
minutes in stop because of a makeshift checkpoint that follows the tarps on security vehicles on checkpoints as well as a bomb blast at a mosque in baghdad. has claimed over seven hundred large in just july. and to egypt where the public prosecutor there has ordered the arrest of the leader of the muslim brotherhood. is the most officials are accused of inciting violence and instability a body has been detained before but was later released to the ousted president morsi about three weeks ago it's all me and the hard line islamists have already called on their supporters to hit the streets again with mass rallies expected for friday. and to the philippines rico hundreds of taken to the streets of manila to protest against beijing's claims on islands in the south china sea the marches demand china leave the disputed area accusing it of being overbearing and arrogant
beijing seized the sky. last year an area which the philippines considers its own. staying with china the former top politician bo xilai has been charged with bribery abuse of power and corruption and last year as you lie it was a contender for the politburo committee before being accused of tarnishing the communist party's reputation after he was linked to the murder of a british businessman and the ruling a paves the way for a trial which is being held up as an example of the government's fight against corruption. all right thanks so much for joining us here in just a moment on ochs on a boycott i should be looking at the prospects for the global economy and with it it has a chance of getting out of this a prolonged state of freefall wolds of interest to say.
boy oh boy there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there from mysterious extra planets drip killian creatures living among us but there also may conspiracy theories that are very plausible and some that are well actually true one that i've heard for a long time is that they are specifically trying to fool the police with dimwits to abuse the american people which is silly right right according to a.b.c. news a discrimination lawsuit revealed that robert jordan was denied the chance to become a new london police officer because he was too smart his entrance exam score was a thirty three which is an i.q. of one hundred twenty five and it was just too high to allow him to defend the public good that police department only accepts candidates who have scores from twenty to twenty seven the logic is that people who are too smart get bored as
policemen and they're more likely to quit after years of costly training. yeah is this proof of a conspiracy theory well the lowest score of the accept is still around an average i.q. so that doesn't mean they're specifically trying to fill the place with sub par people but it does seem really weird to fear people with high i.q.'s entering the police force this case to have a confirms nor denies the conspiracy theory but is definitely food for thought and does a kind of not make sense to discriminate against anyone ever for having a high i.q. i don't know but that's just my opinion. hello and welcome to worlds apart they claim to represent the family's cause you did in
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