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old freeboard video for your media project free video down to our t.v. dot com. damage limitation u.s. web giants push for greater transparency amid grim forecasts for american based tech firms after the national security agency spy scandal. a decision on america's multi-trillion dollar debt ceiling raises fears for the world economy while the government cuts back on space missions to save itself from default. and switzerland set to vote on guaranteed monthly handouts worth thousands of dollars in a pilot scheme to provide citizens with a lifetime of financial security.
this is already coming to you live from moscow i'm marina josh. a leading u.s. tech companies are seeking to undo the damage from the n.s.a. scowl that revealed their part in government spy programs the internet giants are asking the federal court to lead them reveal details about the agency's data requests a move that's been slammed by the justice department are often of looks at what could have prompted this fight for transparency. in the wake of the u.s. national security agency scandal much of the tech industry has been critical of government snooping some companies named as partners in the n.s.a.'s prism program including google and facebook even sued the u.s. in order to set the record straight they're hoping to fight the perception that the n.s.a. has direct access to their servers but transparency might come with financial incentives the snowden leaks prompted dire warnings from internet giants predicting that american businesses would lose tens of billions of dollars in revenue abroad as
scared users turn to local alternatives one industry nonprofit survey found that ten percent of two hundred seven officials at non american companies canceled contracts in the wake of the leaks fifty six percent of non-u.s. respondents said they were hesitant to work with u.s. based cloud computing firms some researchers even predicted the cloud computing industry as a whole could lose up to one hundred billion dollars by twenty sixteen but so far none of that has panned out in fact some of the internet giants who helped the n.s.a. gather data on people overseas say privately they felt little if any impact on their business and when it comes to internet empires some of those very same firms dominate the internet traffic across the globe. google and facebook rule most of the world that's according to a new survey from oxford university as this map shows the only major countries not under their sway are china and russia also kazakhstan korea and japan here local
providers have managed to maintain their domination of the market and there's a number of theories as to why one is that cloud customers have few good alternatives american firms have most of the market and switching costs money another reason is that tech buying companies elsewhere believe their own governments have scanning procedures that are every bit as invasive as the american programs and so despite the spying revelations it seems to be business as usual for the tech giants who worked with the n.s.a. reporting from moscow i'm lucy catherine of r.t.e. the email service used by say whistleblower edward snowden was shut down by its owner after he repeatedly defied have b i request foreign corruption case details recently revealed by us court case just investigators were apparently trying to track snowden's communications the founder of lot of it later leveson told r.t. why he chose to close the service rather than cooperate with the authorities. i took the stance that i did not try and protect
a single person but because i was concerned about the invasion and the sacrificing of everyone's privacy rights that was accessing my system i know they threatened me on more than one occasion with jail i think the only reason they didn't do it is because if they had the service would have eventually shut down on its own with nobody to maintain it and the only reason they didn't arrest me after the shutdown was because of the the media the public but it's pretty scary to to think about what lengths they're willing to go to conduct these investigations and you know effectively what's going on is just completely undermining what little trust there was in commercial technology products here in the u.s. google yahoo facebook they've been fighting requests via the fai's a court they've been fighting requests like the ones that i received. the fact is they've been losing political deadlock in the u.s.
so we're raising the country's debt ceiling shows no signs of easing or had of a decision deadline in less than a fortnight according to the international monetary fund chief the crisis is now threatening the global economy the u.s. treasury department agrees with that dire forecasts a possible default could drag america in to recession worse than the one in two thousand and eight and some of the organizations considered to be non-essential for government operations are already feeling the pinch george abbey who used to wear see the international space station for nasa told us there will be long lasting aftershocks. there are missions that are coming up in say four or five or six months fairly critical motions or missions that are robotic lights that are going to the planets they have launch windows that have to be maintained and if the workers are that working and being done and so there is going to be an effect on the line and i was the director of the johnson space center and we were flying the
space shuttle and of course flying missions to mirror to that time so we had to maintain a schedule so i managed to keep the work orders. working and we kept a war going on in the johnson space center and the kennedy space center in florida and we didn't really have an impact but this time with about ninety seven percent of the workforce at the johnson space center laid off there will be an impact down the line imitating the u.s. economic lifestyle which led to the global crisis five years ago could be harmful for other countries next hour makes kaiserin states a herbert show where the copycat moves could lead. personally in the u.k. when they come up with an idea of backing their wealth of creating wealth through property so this is the first head by max and it's turned crown estate into sovereign wealth fund labor m.p.'s to urge basically this is a great idea because other countries like norway famously have
a sovereign wealth fund from know that north sea oil china has trillions of dollars in reserves made up of a chilling us dollars and then more chileans of other currencies britain however they sold sixty percent of their gold under gordon brown they have no sovereign wealth fund and they've got an economy that's overly reliant on fraud and really hypothecation so yes i say to the queen elizabeth respectfully return all of that unused collateral into something that can help the nation think of it as being on the vanguard in this global financial war and when it's not sexy don't you want to be a war queen you can be like there's a financial war going we're going to put up the palaces collateral defy the financial war you know it's exciting get on t.v. make a few speeches you could make a movie about it you'd be this famous some of these previous monarchs they've made movies about that are now canonized in hollywood you too could be famous in hollywood too yes. switzerland could
start paying its citizens and unconditional minimum allowance of almost three thousand dollars per month the move to provide a financial safety net to crisis hit households will be decided by a national referendum after gaining the support of over one hundred thousand people peed all over has the details. cash by the truckload the proposed basic income initiative arrived with a splash and the promise of two thousand euro a month to every swiss citizen intended to let them live without basic financial worries imagine you're being born and society tells you while calm you will be cared for and asks you what you want to do with your life what's your calling imagine imagine that that feeling that's a whole different atmosphere parliament were presented with a petition signed by over one hundred twenty thousand people are closing the idea
of paying everyone if they will or not so switzerland is set for referendum. it could be one of the landmark historical moments like the abolition of slavery or the civil rights movement of course those who don't want it will find excuses i know but those who do want it will find solutions and. campaign is announce their intention to spread the wealth with a glitzy stunt four hundred thousand swiss francs about three hundred fifty thousand euro worth of gold coins deposited on the square in front of parliament this initiative hopes to do is to in switzerland huge mountains of gold into the base all its citizens when you look at the globe say ok we want to do a pilot project what do you do you pick a small country ok a concert which is i'm embarrassed about all the independence you know we're not part of the you but here for this project it could be could be an advantage apart
from being independent of brussels supporters a sighting another major reason for this idea to be successful here. if there is anywhere that can find its way through and great now we have to ball rolling stone to a yes or no question. it will then be up to lawmakers to determine exactly where the money will come from unless those financing issues are worked through and with the prospect of tax rises it may prove difficult to convince enough swiss that the idea of money for nothing is a good one the older generation they lived their whole lives in and out of the system so it's it's hard for them to actually realize what this means and they have fear of course their pensions and everything and they don't instantly get that it's actually everything placements in the old system the concept behind the initiative is that the current system of will can pay is outdated for a progressive nation like switzerland but with the question of would swiss people
want to work if cash is just thrown at them it could turn out to be a gamble too far for voters peter all of. the switzerland coming up after the break the killing of an armed woman by security forces in washington raises questions over a police tactics. and really on a week to week basis unfortunately in the united states where we're hearing stories of police shooting unarmed people who are they perceived as a threat just to have we've got analysis of this tragic story plus. our correspondent travels to the arctic boil platform where greenpeace activists tried to stage a protest last month stay with our team to get the crews perspective of what happened.
after decades of prosecuting a coburg in proxy war against iran can washington change its behavior many in washington have dismissed obama's all. branch out of hand many in iran are just as mistrustful is this quest for peace a fool's errand. to your common life. the face i think you. should have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher.
welcome back this is r.t. the questions are being raised over the actions of police officers who fatally shot in an armed woman marion barry was killed in front of her a one year old child after she tried to ram her car through barricades at the white house it's still on known what led to her actions details now from our sam sachs. we're learning more about the suspect who led police on a high speed chase through washington d.c. her name is miriam carey thirty four years old from connecticut reportedly suffering from mental illnesses including postpartum depression she was recently laid off from her job as a dental hygienist she tried to gain access to a secure area near the white house here in washington d.c. just really a block away from the studio here she was confronted by police she did
a three point turn striking a police officer and sped off to the u.s. capitol where she was again confronted by police shots rang out she alluded police again where she drove another few blocks near senate office buildings the car was then crashed and police opened fire killing her only then realised killing her in front of her one year old child it's worth noting she was completely unarmed the only shots fired during this entire incident were from the police and some people are saying this could have been a misunderstanding if you know this area around d.c. there's constantly drills going on there security checkpoints going on. you know it's hard to drive around and figure out and if someone made a wrong turn and were confronted by police someone who might have a history of mental illness could get confused and drive off it's tragic that it would end in someone's death will be investigations into this i mean we're talking about the two most secure locations probably in the plain of the u.s. capitol the white house which might be why police were quick to jump to lethal force but
a lot of people be saying you know why he why didn't police try and shoot out the tires when they had the vehicle cornered why wasn't another police car brought in to further box in the suspect vehicle and once the suspects car was immobilised the third time why was she just shot dead and really on a week to week basis unfortunately in the united states where we're hearing stories of police shooting unarmed people who they perceive as a threat and weren't so this is just another tragic instance of that unfortunately here in the nation's capitol. well you can see how miriam carey was chased by the police through central washington by taking a look at this map well the pursuit started near the white house and then with the driver moving away from the police down this charade towards the u.s. capitol and all and about three kilometers away from the white house when miriam was shot dead brian becker director of the answer coalition against war and racism says there was no reason for the police to act the way they did. there's five or
six police officers just inches away from her head with guns drawn and that's when she starts to flee she runs from them she's running away and they start opening fire and they keep shooting and finally when she's when her car is immobilized she's riddled with bullets by the police now terry gainer who is the sergeant of arms of the u.s. senate formally the chief of capitol police he said there was no possibility at all that she could have gotten access to the capitol grounds because there are so many barricades so if her car is disabled and the police chief or the sergeant at arms says there's no possible way for her car to pose a danger to congress why then did they open fire i mean it's because they shoot first ask questions later the police in washington and around the country have a license to kill they know there's never a prosecution and as we saw in congress the congress members just cheered they cheered over this slaughter and it really was the slaughter of an unarmed black woman in front of her baby abby martin is looking at the capitol hill car chase
incident as well and you can catch breaking the set later this hour here in r t but here's a preview of. america was rocked by the news of the maybe yard shooting and this latest incident but you think people would even know these events didn't occur on federal property consider the number of shootings that happened right here in d.c. over the last couple months mere blocks away from the capitol shootings that don't even get a peep from the corporate news in fact in the five days leading up to the navy yard massacre there were ten separate shootings across the district like these two that occurred in northwest d.c. leaving one dead and two injured on september twelfth or about this drive by it happened just three days after that in southeast d.c. resulting in two victims going to the hospital wraps most disturbingly is this drive by shooting that happened just a few months ago not too far from where i live in which a gunman sprayed bullets on innocent pedestrians but of course you don't hear about
any of these. outside of local news maybe it's because these people to get shot next to a national monument. now is to go look at some other stories from around the world starting with kenya were at least four people killed during violent clashes between police and protesters over the killing of a muslim cleric in mombasa officers resorted to tear gas to break up the rally after rioters set fire to a church the cleric allegedly had ties to the somali based islamist group that carried out a deadly attack on a nigerian shopping mall in camber killing dozens. to moroccan teenagers have been arrested by police for posting a photo of them kissing on facebook triggering a slew of copycats according to association of human rights the couple were arrested on charges of violating public decency and they were being held in
juvenile detention were a sit ins reportedly demand their immediate release officials confirm the arrest but deny any further comment on the case. and italian senate committee has recommended to expel former prime minister silvio berlusconi from parliament after his conviction on tax fraud the move is likely to be ratified later this month by the senate where his supporters are in the minority those counties political future has been under threat since august a court rejected his final appeal and found him guilty of tax fraud over deals his firm mediaset made to purchase t.v. rights to u.s. films. a russian oil platform and the arctic ocean came into the media spotlight last month when greenpeace activists tried to board it in protest over drilling in the region authorities claim the actions posed a threat to the rigs employees were if a national went to meet the crew. precious little the.
teapot over there is and. it really set to begin. pretty as long there was preparing to become russia's first offshore oil rig in the arctic other nations want to catch up until at least two thousand and twenty very early warning the rigs captain was informed that the arctic sunrise vessel was just a few kilometers away and that its behavior was out of ordinary. the worldwide automatic identification system also known as they can track almost any sheep within a twenty mile zone and know their unique identification and position course and speed if it wants to be seen for them balloons you see on the books with us on the
roads the boat was identified as the arctic sunrise but then it disappeared from our radars which could only mean they switched off their systems it constantly changed course and speed was approaching and then moving away from the rig again at one point they breached the three mile safety zone around the rig for ten to twenty minutes. the captain told us he tried to contact the suspicious vessel sent a message warning it not to approach the reek any closer it was met with silence the rules captain twenty five years at the helm was water well the crew isn't tensions but you could imagine the worst he had experience with dealing with greenpeace activists before. last august when pieces of tick sunrise brought a dozen environmental activists to the platform for a protest over the dangers drilling could pose to the environment the use drug use
to reach the righ and eventually managed to get on it and spend about ten hours there the head of greenpeace russia used this success to accuse the rig's management of being unable to provide security which could have disastrous consequences if it had been a terror attack the official claimed a year on the pressure group tried to repeat the stunt for the captain it was like deja vu he saw first two and then three boats approaching the rig bridge and its safety zone protected by international maritime law he should act. reaction from the rigs crew as well as border forces patrolling strategic waters was well coordinated and quick they stopped him what happened next the world learned from various videos later pasted on the web. we knew it was greenpeace vessel but as to who was on board and what their aims were we had no idea there could have been anyone there especially when we saw them launching speedboats look
they used these ropes to try to get on board and two of them succeeded we continue talking to them in english they didn't the baby there was a woman and a man and this is when border forces had to intervene. before we give up article four or more and they posed a minor threat until the attempted to board the platform and that. we have to prevent by all possible means because they could damage equipment and sabotage our work this rig is a place of extreme danger. the rig's crew says it learned lessons from last year and jokingly thanked the activists for helping them improve their ability to protect their righ but for the activists themselves thirty people from nineteen countries including russia this is no joke they are all now charged with piracy if convicted they could face up to fifteen years in jail it's after the law now to decide riff notion r.t.
from the charas sea in russia's north. now while activists face the consequences of storming the russian oil rig and cross the atlantic and of our malice have revealed some startling statistics at american groups as a fracking for shale gas in the u.s. has created billions of liters of toxic waste water last year alone we've got the details online plus. affluence is about to hand over the olympic torch for its journey to moscow with more of that later today and you can always log on to our website find out exactly where the iconic symbol is. now as promised it's breaking the sat with abby martin.
recently the ministry of internal affairs of russia declared that they're going to dress to increase operations in and around the moscow subway system with a major emphasis on illegal immigration there's an odd paradox when people talk about dealing with illegal immigration in terms of what the police should do people want the police to deal with it but any means of trying to actually do anything or generally taboo any form of asking people to see ideas viewed as an invasion of privacy or racial profiling well i don't know how exactly anyone can prove they are or aren't a citizen without id and if you're looking for people who are foreign and thus different then how can you go about looking for illegals without looking for people who are different i.e. profiling if you were looking for a criminal of slavic origin in uganda when the police be wrong to stop me do the
standing out from the crowd i don't. that's not racial profiling it is just common sense obviously it is best to fight the causes of illegal immigration rather than asking for id and moscow subways but they have to do something so i guess id checks are here to stay but there is a big difference between looking at someone's passport and doing stop and frisk or involuntary blood and urine tests that is what immigration control goes over the line but that's just my opinion. an issue free. when you take three months for charges free. range and free. free. free. download free broadcast b.t.o. for your media projects for free media oh don carty dot com.
hey guys welcome to breaking the sat i want to take a moment to pay my respects to a man named herman wallace who died today from liver cancer at the age of seventy one seawalls was a former inmate of louisiana state penitentiary in angola and spent the last forty one years of his life in solitary confinement earlier this week he was released from prison after a judge granted him a new trial because of the unfair jury selection of all white males during his first one wallace was originally imprisoned for robbery and moved to solitary after allegedly stabbing a prison guard during a riot he claimed that he was singled out because he was a member of the black panther party and organize protests against prison conditions now after years of appeals wallace's murder conviction was finally overturned unfortunately he died shortly after being released and while some are happy that at least he's spent his last hours as
a free man it's an utter travesty that wallace lived the last forty one years in a tiny cell virtually no human contact all for a crime he may not have committed as that's twenty first century justice in the most incarcerated country on earth. the please please take a look at the very hard to take that or the little. one that he ever had sex with that her right there are those. that are like. the. little. little. sleep.
news guys a woman rammed her car into a gate near the white house. getting a look now at new eyewitness video of much of the car chase it started near the white house and ended on capitol hill brought the president clearly has been briefed about the shooting it's unclear if he was briefed about the ramming of the gates ball thing was all over in less than an hour but it led to a chaotic element to an already tense situation on capitol hill thirty four year old miriam carey reportedly suffered postpartum depression her one year old child was in the back seat after an gage in a high speed car chase in the capital miriam carey was shot in the head and killed as instead of shooting out the car tires another an armed person has been executed by police for acting erratically because that's just the way things.