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with my stronger or no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to conjure report on our. spied spying and will spying u.s. congressman allow america's national security agency to continue its worldwide surveillance despite visible divisions in washington. on the man who exposed the agents is wrong to use still stranded animals at ford has he lacks the paperwork to leave its transit zone while he's a sign of requests to still being processed. also there's no political motive in next time i could have called skis conviction for fold embezzlement and talks about the european court for human rights dismissed as a second complaint by the man who was once russia's richest passon plus. how could we oust our brave young men and women to fight against al-qaeda in some countries and with al-qaeda in other countries the u.s.
senate says hey tom had the idea of all being seen when rebels calling it siding with terrorists as the syrian national council plans to top weapons shipments during its visit to new york. this is o.t. coming to you live from moscow hello and welcome to the program. the show must go on that's the message from american lawmakers who have allowed the national security agency to continue spying both at home and abroad a motion to cohabit six of us has was blocked in the house of representatives by a narrow margin of only twelve votes if approved it would have bought the n.s.a. from listening to every phone call made by us higher and the vote has exposed a major split within both republicans and democrats and my colleague bill don't
discount this division and ways to protect public privacy with pete's dollars and he's the oh no one of the few internet service providers wish to deny it and they say surveillance requests because i think that the only solution for keeping us safe 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 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 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 time that we target 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 the man who run veiled the speaking program is facing as spanish charges if he steps on american soil they history of adonis will whistle blower as it leaves little doubt that in this case edward snowden could end up at best heading down the path of his fellow leaker is all he's going to check out now. 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 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 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 year 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 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 be will begin to censor themselves so much of what's happening now particular my case gets sent it extraordinarily chilling message that anybody and i was a senior executive the government had a very high position and. 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 all he 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 shake up washington is still bottling for the extradition of edward snowden has been stranded in a moscow airport for more than a month ever since arriving from hong kong has applied for asylum in russia and is waiting for paperwork allowing him to find and leave his current state of limbo on his linsey friends brings us the latest from outside the airport. 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 in a did say the paperwork that he needs that would allow him to officially exits the airport and enter russia. is still not here now it's a formal notice essentially that federal migration services 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 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 if not he also plans to appeal that decision that shows just how serious he is 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 looked at that very suspiciously wondering what was up 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 he could also sneak out a side door and hop on that 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. and it turns out that america's surveillance agency whose top six were exposed by its former contractor is not as almighty as it seems find out why the n.s.a. which has greenlighted to spy on the whole world contract full time putting in its own backyard all that at all so you don't call. me up on how they sound attorneys in opposition leader has been shown dead believes have used tear gas angry person hester is blaming the routing islamist policy for the killing it's the second a summation of a prominent secular political base here. and also later this hour threats and wills the u.k. government launches a more vile ad campaign telling illegal immigrants to get in touch or get arrested and it's led to the drive to encourage them to leave the country voluntarily or that late time. the un secretary-general ban ki moon
has said more than one thousand one hundred thousand people have now been killed in the sewer and conflicts and he's urging a start to the peace process and. protecting civilians are among the key issues the syrian national coalition plans to discuss during its unofficial forum with the u.n. security council in new york on friday but made the dick lads noble causes the opposition group which has not official status reportedly hopes to open up weapons supplies during a meeting with the u.s. secretary of state sen rand paul condemns the idea of arming the rebels saying this would mean signing with terrorists. as we continue to aid in armed despotic regimes in egypt we are all sure bell 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 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. they act as thank u.s. military as well has a ready made iraq and failed states terrible things and gunfire bringing the number of killed in the country this month alone to a shopping seven hundred fifty nine people as a interpol sounds international along to al qaida breaks out five hundred of its
own from iraq it presents. the european court of human rights has ruled the conviction of russia's former oil tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky was not politically motivated who was once russia's richest man and seen as president patients at a fast rate in the west is currently setting at trial for money laundering and embezzlement culture has more now in the case. the european court off human rights has dismissed claims that the prosecution of costly and his business partner blood on a bridge if was politically motivated the cord found no violation of these rights to a fair trial but still the court acknowledged 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 he said he and his business partner to a far away tunnel colonies now following vats of the court in strasbourg order
russia to pay higher compensation a thousand euros now this is a very small sum income person to watch the ucas shareholders were asking is the compensation now roughly one hundred billion dollars and this present compensation in some sense like a symbolic gesture really but still this is the second application to the european court off human rights and the previous one also found no via no political motives behind prosecution now he was arrested back in two thousand and three on charges 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 ten and. it is to be released next year and into word two thousand and fourteen.
violent protests have broken out across to an easy out following the killing of a prominent opposition politician have been reports of tear gas being fired at a protest as well blaming the government fully assassination let's not get the photo from greedy a local journalist a small welcome to all scenes great to hear you now we're getting conflicting we're pools that including the torturing of the ruling party headquarters and tear gas on the streets how bad is it. should the plan to put their fears under menace to the interior. can you hear us again yeah i don't know what's going on where you are now we're getting really conflicting reports from that so i actually meant trunk there's a big there was a big garden in front of the headquarters with a sort of. a full attention. now to change the clothes which is the business trip
of the party and all of them they're just calling on their supporters to go on the most very confronting the latest you get into they're going to get back to you you know it's one that we are imposing hug her the motivation confront the c.g. agent and then there the plan is that ok to go after that to go to the headquarters of the national council doing something which is also in the suburbs. can you tell us more details about they are such a nation itself. so. to each other know that many many people are just shocked like who just like a similar event happened six months ago that can. change that something. so that so for centuries we don't shop to shop movement of people the movement of the people. to the jungle school digital cable to the side of the good shot that this morning. is why
fundies altered century with his. deeds and have done. to those who love the actual shot their twelve sons or eleven times. in which he died on the spot yes and this isn't being fussed sancia assassination tunisia's recent history is it . he was shot in front of his house was one we were going to die six warning. did you hear me now my whole life. i did not hear that question sorry ok i'll repeat it for you so this this wasn't the first such assassination in tunisia whitson hey strange is it correct this is the second one yes indeed so can you tell us about the it's this situation general bad was going on back. so i told you so this is the second to the second political assassination i think
those two british american you just now i cannot repeat there can also some calls to overthrow the current government we have also that if you know the kind of. movement that started egypt you have to see movement here to be calling for the over for government therefore they want to solve that you did your government and also the national concern of some people to their eyes in the constitution now because now for example like syria comes from some opposition parties are also from the civil protection movement who overthrew the government to dissolve the government actually i'm forming will government of national probation supersensitive of the. pharmaceutical additional term for the use of the gold structure all right ok local journalist gravy live from attaining thank you very much indeed for that thank you thank you and of course we're back with more news after this very short break.
on our reporters would. be in the. local there watching nancy is good to have you with us this hour the death toll in iran this month alone has reported in the reached a stunning green seven hundred fifty nine people opt for a new wave of violence claimed dozens of lives across the country this comes as into poll issued and the lead up to al qaida frayed some five hundred of its members in a tux on iraq a presence in a statement the organization aside most of those who escaped senior members and pose an international threat and raise a political activist from the still the war coalition of things the u.s. invasion wiped out iraq his ability to fight terrorism. in order to occupy
iraq the western forces british and american adopted a policy of divide and rule they made of sectarian conflict where there wasn't one before they created al-qaeda in iraq where there was no al qaida before so i think that the country is a product of the most enormous strains as a result of that war the truth of the matter is it's a terrifically weak government it's a product of a divided down the middle between people who are sympathetic to iran's position in the region and those that feel dependent on washington it's a state that's been left in a catastrophic lead weak position by the occupation which the current developments in the in the middle east for a weakening still more in the u.k. valens plastered the word as a thrashing illegal immigrants or the rest start saying to appear on the streets of london it's part of a new push to get people to contact local authorities if they're not allowed to
stay in the country and it's not the first and immigration campaign to be launched of late the fight against immigration begins beyond britain's shores and here are a series of suggestions from the public poking fun at government attempts to put off but onshore immigrants citizens from countries still to be at high risk will soon be made to pay a three thousand pound bomb to enter the country and they will get that back when they leave. their now reports. this is barking and dagenham 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 the country they say they want to encourage a voluntary a 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 we're off to a horrified i mean this is like. the nazis going around was so good to talk with trucks 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 look for it 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 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. the next installment of greece's bailout was a well paying two and a half billion euros is being held bought by its international creditors until a last piece of legislation passes through the greek parliament and that involves
transferring and possibly sacking thousands of public sector workers and it's not the first time athens has agreed to make cars despite unemployment and increasing dramatically their global financial crisis hit greece five years ago one less than one in ten people that didn't have a job but that number has skyrocketed and now more than a quarter of the population are out a work the latest figures from the finance ministry show almost as many as twenty three percent have fallen below the recognised poverty line and people are being forced to look elsewhere for the opportunities the universe to have to salonica estimates ten percent of all students who have science degrees have already left the country and that's one hundred and twenty thousand people that and. people call say the trade union leader in greece and he says why is won't give up as they strive for better conditions. it's totally inappropriate to have these vans
going around stirring up problems between the different different communities so my view as a is that those guns ought to be removed from the streets immediately i think the intended audience for these is not illegal immigrants the intended audience is right wing voters who the conservatives want to retain as conservative voters rather than going to ukip so i think this is totally about domestic u.k. politics rather than a serious attempt to to deal with issues relating to illegal immigrants so you know i think it's not coincidental that these these posters came out when the during the summer when the relevant liberal democrat ministers who would have been involved in the side of process went around i think this is something which the conservatives are doing as i say for their own party political purposes while
we have to apologize because that was john abor councilor john baugher talking about anti immigration campaign information but now for some international news and very. security footage of the train that household also tracks in northern spain killing at least eighty people reports say it may have been going around the corner at more than twice the speed allowed high speed passenger train deal where it was several kilometers from the famous pilgrimage town santiago de compostela to investigations have been launched to find out how the accident happened. thousands of railway workers have come out to the streets over and many has come to tell their caressed to demand better wacking conditions they gathered outside the transport ministry and much to the government's hands call it as a protest says an angry at plans to put some workers on a four day week and sell the debt ridden national railway also made to months said by the international monetary fund. a short break it's
breaking this out without a mouse. 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 this is proof of a conspiracy theory well the lowest score of the accept is still around 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 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 bad luck i got. i mean. i know that i'm still really messed up. in the old story so mostly. it's. worse for the little things like how sick of a. radio guy for a minute. what you. did good you never seen anything like this i'm still. on the break in the set i'm adding martin today something very important is scheduled to happen the first ever vote on the house floor of 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 appropriations bill now i'm a draw.
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