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the n.s.a.'s mass collection of phone calls and e-mails will go on as the u.s. congress now rejects education aimed at curbing the government spying activities. whistleblower edward snowden could make russia his job but still lacks the paperwork to walk out of the moscow airport transit zone where he's waiting for a decision on his asylum application. could we ask our brave young men and women to fight against al qaeda in some countries and al-qaeda in other countries u.s. lawmakers at taco bell has plans to send weapons to the sewer and opposition as rebel leaders travel for informal meeting with the u.n. security council and america's secretary of state. and the jailing of the russian oligarch behala full of cost people sold and money laundering was not
political according to the european court of human rights which also found no violation of his right to a fat trial. in russia on the wrong the wall this is all see with me hugo chavez thanks for joining . america's national security agency is free to carry on spying at home and abroad the u.s. house of representatives a bloke's an amendment aimed at curbing the n.s.a. xox of a series however they narrow defeat by just twelve votes or just deep divisions remain and pays ashdown the owner of an internet service provider which has been shooting its client state of forget is things that amendment wouldn't have been enough even if it passed. 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 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 going to cost of tuition and have perjured themselves in front of congress these are these are people we cannot trust and it's time that we get them or shut them down the whole self surveillance the doing of americans is part of my america i would like to see it stop. edward snowden revealed to the world will be n.s.a. to still waiting for paperwork allowing him to leave his limbo in a most transit side if the whistleblower receives it today as some expect he'll be greeted by the glare of the walls media who've been waiting for him to come out since he arrived of a month ago snowden has applied to a temporary asylum in russia is apparently willing to settle here. brings us the
latest from outside the apple. 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 cucina did say the paperwork that he needs that would allow him to officially exits the airport and enter russia is is still not here we were waiting for a long time yesterday hoping that it would arrive it was not forthcoming now it's important to clarify what this document means now it's a formal notice essentially that federal migration service is is considering his bid and it is officially in process what that gives edward snowden is close to three months to move about freely in the country until he gets that document in his hands he cannot leave on them is now after that three months that's when the final
decision from federal migration services will come through if it is a favorable decision on edward snowden's behalf he plans to settle here pursue 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 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 any plane he he boarded would that be. rounded up by the u.s. government in an attempt to catch him this is a cat and mouse game with the media at this point we don't know if he will if he if he does get that documentation if it will be made obvious to us and if you will then come out and maybe give us a couple of comments or even a press conference if you 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 the journalists here are waiting with bated
breath to see if edward snowden does emerge from this airport with documents in hand. washington has warned russia against letting snowden out of the airport retracing demands for his extradition but most have dismissed that saying the u.s. are changing the ignores russia's calls for the extradition of individuals wanted on charges as serious as terrorism and if sent home snowden would be tried for revealing the scope and details of america's surveillance program and he's going to check on explains obama's war whistleblowers leaves little doubt as to what would happen. 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 stayed 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 mending 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 to get out who was the head of the cia's counterterrorism operations in pakistan father of five kids 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 under 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 if you're in itself is control. and what people will do when they're fearful is they were they will begin to sense of themselves so much of what's happening now particular my case it sent extraordinarily chilling message that
anybody and i was a senior executive the government had a very high position and 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 u.s. 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 whistle blower 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. and while the n.s.a. has secured its right to monitor the cell phone and internet activities by the ninon thanks to a congressional budget the age of six lanes to like her so says the ship to sift through the emails of its own employees about how a website to find out a simple freedom of information act request led to a buffering discovery that the n.s.a. is unable to track its own internal communications that story and much more all at oncet out.
good nuff ishall status but needless to say where is a national coalition of so troubling to new york for an informal meeting with the u.n. security council well representatives are also expected to meet the u.s. state reportedly to talk about shipments a weapons a president obama's plans to send arms to the forces fighting bashar al assad well condemned by lawmakers in the us senator rand paul claims the white house is playing a dangerous game of double standards of assyria as we continue to aid in armed despotic regimes in egypt we're also about to send weapons to islamic rebels in syria this is problematic on multiple levels the assad regime is no friend of freedom or the united states but this does not mean that the enemy of our enemy is our friend there are currently seventeen different rebel groups in syria including the largest group of al nusra al nusra fighters or radical anti-american
geodes and they're affiliated with al qaeda. but your politicians in washington are eager to send weapons they promised oh these weapons won't get into the hands of the enemy i don't believe it does anyone believe that how could we ask our brave young men and women to fight against al-qaeda in some countries and with al-qaeda in other countries. it's why keeping an eye on the situation in syria as well as international reaction so local intel website the whole of you won't rule including the most recent updates pictures and witness accounts. the european court of human rights has ruled the conviction of russia's foreign oil tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky was no place clean motivated kosky who was once russia's richest man and seen as push his advice re in the west is not setting
a jail term for money laundering and investment. brings us the details. the european court documents rice has dismissed claims that the prosecution of. his business partner blood on a bridge if it was politically motivated the cord found no violation of these rights to a fair trial but still the court of knowledge that there have been some other violations all their rights in particular the court said that russia unfairly tourists him huge tax to reus an unfair you send him and his business partner to a far away final colonies now following that so the court in strasbourg order brush up to pay higher compensation a thousand euros now this is a very small sum income person to watch the ucas shareholders for asking is a compensation now roughly one hundred billion dollars and this present compensation some sums like the symbolic gesture really but still this is the
second application to the european court of human rights and the previous one also found no leviathan no political motives behind the prosecution now he was arrested back in two thousand and three on charges of fraud see and convicted two years later while still serving his sentence he was trial again and convicted felons and money laundering back in two thousand and health it is to be released next year and into word two thousand and fourteen. and to live by a couple of very short break with more stories for you including how the u.k. is launching an app complaint to persuade illegal immigrants to tax the authorities for advice on how to become legal and go that's.
. this is also your welcome buy a two point five billion euro bailout tranche for greece has been held back until the country delivers on as the on the last condition demanded by creditors that in bowles transferring and possibly sacking thousands of public sector workers and it's not the first time authors has agreed to make even as an employment increases dramatically in greece and the world financial crisis in two thousand and eight with less than ten percent of the country's labor force up to work and today more than a quarter of the population are left without jobs and was no apparent chance of getting
one the latest figures from the finance ministry show another twenty three percent doesn't earn enough to stay above the poverty line and people are looking elsewhere the university after saloniki estimates one hundred twenty thousand people with science degrees have left since twenty ten that's ten percent of the total. reports now on greece's braintree. 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 or now unemployed it's
not only about graduates most of all can't find a decent job or even of a master's degree have 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 or holders elected to serve as faculty members of the national academy can't be officially appointed to their post 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 a 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 just a little over one hundred twenty thousand professionals including scientists have
left greece since two thousand and ten and as the troika continues pressing athens with a 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 for one greek and k.v. believes greece has been cornered by its international lenders and it's too late to ten back. i do believe that we sued the reset our existence inside the eurozone and they did leave the euro zone to try to find new balances between cells and north because we have two different speeds and now as you can see germany is the only one that we have already mentioned a lot of measures i think now we're reaching at the point of no return nobody believes that three hundred billion would be a viable there so the money being spent to the rates of.
no money again get think inside or be invested in greece or the girls. after a few years prove that that we could pay off everything that we owe the left us no choice they didn't left us let us decide whether to to create a growth plan or take the measures they just tried to solve. our counter this message without learning anything. now and kind is a brings an alternative point of view to the table. public debts and growing unemployment and you can watch the full show later today but here's a quick preview. business secretary vince cable compared the bank of england to the taliban vince cable saying that the bank of england r g hardy's for insisting banks minimum capital reserves.
the bank of england are indeed like the taliban but only because they provided the safe haven for the. banking fraud strapped on the debt pact suicide vests and blew up the entire frickin economy. and that same job and central bank is no papering over the bloody aftermath of little pieces of digital paper. the u.k. government is opening up a new front in its struggle to deal with illegal immigration violence carrying signs urging immigrants to seek free advice on how to go home to appear on the streets of london and this isn't the first initiative like this the fight against immigration begins beyond britain shuls a previous had written is in campaign aimed to stress the negative parts of life in
britain hoping to turn off potential immigrants from the e.u. from november a pilot scheme will see those who do arrive from countries deemed high risk have to pay a three thousand pound bomb to and to britain to be returned only when they leave and here are some questions from the new citizenship test which comes into force this week and for sizing the u.k.'s history and culture for anyone determined to stay on his chest i see that looks now it was a multiculturalism is working for. this is barking and dagenham one of six london boroughs where 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 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 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 will ultimately horrified i mean this is like. the nazis going around was so talk with crocs it's dreadful it's 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 the british public would not put up with it's not the fault 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 it 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 trying to to be stoking of fear within communities and all of this for when 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 just sorry cilia on this mountain to some other news making headlines around the globe this on a train that crashed in spain killing seventy eight people might have been going more than three times the speed limit around
a bend in the trunk according to reports the high speed passenger train derailed in the north west of the country in which is one of europe's worst ever rail disasters the black box recorder is now being looked at while some of the one hundred thirty people who were injured remain in a critical condition. at least twenty two people have been killed and dozens injured in a spate of attacks and bombings in iraq in the deadliest assault of fourteen share trying to i was assured that after minister stopped that cars at a makeshift checkpoint that followed at times on security vehicles and checkpoints as well as a bomb blast at a market in baghdad violence has claimed of a seven hundred lives in july alone. egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the arrest of the leader of the muslim brotherhood the hermit of vanity and eight other senior is that mr officials are accused of inciting violence and instability there has been detained before but was later released after the only elsa present also about three weeks ago was army and hard line islamists have
already called on their supporters to hit the streets with mass rallies expected of friday. right after a short break of a modern look said what's behind washington's decision to continue then to say spying program that's all breaking the set stay with us what and. boy oh boy there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there for a mysterious extra player that's drip killian creatures living among us but there are also many 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 he discrimination lawsuit revealed that robert jordan was denied the chance to be. 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 this is 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 subpar people but it does seem really weird to fear people with high i.q.'s entering the police force this case that the 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. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how bad the less and less. i mean to me and. that i'm still really messed up. for it so. it's. worse cheaper to live. by that sick of a. radio guy for a minute. what's going to cause you never seen anything like this i'm.
going to break in the set i'm adding martin today something very important is scheduled to happen the first ever vote on the house floor over the n.s.a.'s bulk collection of phone records the bipartisan amendments proposed by congressman ammash and co-sponsored by congressman conyers on the two thousand and fourteen defense approach. relations bill now majority yes vote would mean that the blanket indiscriminate gathering of every us residents phone records would end according to the masses website it does this by requiring the fire as a court under the patriot act section two fifteen to order the production of records that pertain only to a person under investigation while unsurprisingly the white house is desperately trying to block it in addition to holding a top secret meeting with congress to lobby against it press secretary jay carney issued an unprecedented a merge the statement where he said that the amendment would quote hastily dismantle one of our intelligence communities counterterrorism tools this blunt approach is not the product of an informed open or deliberative process oh really
this amendment would inhibit informed open process what the n.s.a. spying program has that been a beacon of an open democracy well i'm fired back on twitter saying that n.s.a. is unconstitutional spying on all americans was not the product of an informed open or deliberative process it must be stopped now bam and there you have it now it's important note that this amendment won't end all of the n.s.a.'s unconstitutional spying programs but it is a great start so soon we will find out who stands for the bill of rights and who stands for big brother surveillance state. a little more of never seen anything like that. last month obama took the stage to talk about one of the most significant issues of our time climate change.