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whenever you see the president talk about exceptionalism. what he's trying to say is the rules of civil behavior. doesn't apply to. founder julian assange talks exclusively to our t.v. about a us exceptionalism and his vision for the future of the freedom of information. one hundred twenty million europeans are living in the on the brink of poverty the red cross raises the alarm suggesting allstar to policies are pushing the e.u. into deep decline. and the u.k. activist to name all victims of the e.u. was during strikes in pakistan. to bring return the people she wanted to
return the fight with the people what made the statistics we talk to activists from the investigative journalism on what they're trying to achieve. live from moscow watching our two you know with me i would say let's take a look at our top story this morning. american exceptionalism is merely an excuse washington uses to break the law at home and abroad that's what julian assange just told our show host evil ballinger in an exclusive interview that we can expound also sketched out his vision on the future of freedom of information and praise russia for given asylum to n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden. in an interview here with julian assange founder of
wiki leaks here at the embassy of ecuador in london he affirmed that the exceptionalism that barack obama president of united states is defending is merely an excuse to be involved the law something used by nations such as the united states with power to subordinate others assigned also alerted to the necessity of developing sovereign technology and sovereignty in general in order to defend nations against the mass surveillance and espionage programs of the united states that violate human rights and certain rights under international law that whenever you see the president talk about exceptionalism. what he's trying to say is there are rules of civil behavior. doesn't apply to him. whether that's invading another country or whether that's abuse of lords. in relation to. misuse of the espionage act like it's alleged journalistic
sources. and journalists. that's something you. see it's very important that people understand that this is not just a bit more saying it's a radical trait. arthur valmai has prosecuted more people on the espionage or more journalistic sources on the espionage act than all previous presidents combined going back to one nine hundred seventy eight in fact he's prosecuted them but this is a deliberate conscious decision by the white house to create a chilling effect using the espionage act as opposed to some other mechanism he also thanked the russian government for giving asylum to edward snowden the whistleblower and former n.s.a. contractor anything the countries of ecuador venezuela bolivia for offering asylum to snowden and also giving support and asylum to
a staunch himself saying that there are few nations amongst the few nations that had the courage to stand up to u.s. power and aggression in terms of those nations that stepped forward it was left america and russia and not all of latin america either but then that's where they believe you and they could all try your keen interest but full interview will be available for you on live as i had to are to dot com at eleven thirty g.m.t. to hear more of what you have to say. meanwhile the whistleblower who's the heavy in the spotlight right now edward snowden has been on the job for his revelations about global u.s. surveillance you receive the same adams a prize for integrity in intelligence it's giving out and it would be by a former u.s. government officials what was a blow as it actually was who had snowden the award to stop by our studio and told our genes kevin owen how the n.s.a. leaker is doing. he's convinced that people really did was rate he has no regrets
and he's willing to face whatever the future holds for him it's a dangerous time for whistleblowers in the united states but in fact the snowden effect has been the opposite we have more and more whistleblowers coming to the government accountability project than we have had before so i think if the u.s. is trying to clamp down and send the message by making an example courage is contagious. three overs for people are whistleblowers themselves and they share an experience of experiencing what goes on a government agency if you can watch the entire conversation at our t dot com. one hundred twenty eight million europeans are now living in on the brink of poverty twenty six million have no job a red cross study concludes of the problems triggered by the e.u. startling of the debt crisis will be felt for decades the poor are getting poorer
it says and soaring unemployment is a fuelling extremism a chris klug from the nottingham business school in the u.k. says governments don't realise the scale of the looming disaster. i think. at the moment what you're seeing is european financial leaders the commission the governments all telling us how they've solved the problems when they haven't actually done anything at all in the last couple of years to sort out any of their problems and you know i do agree with the red cross that they are facing a catastrophe in europe and i think back to esther if you will happen soon so what you're seeing is an economic crisis brought about by that ludicrous policy of trying to tie everything together europe was functioning quite well until the single currency came along. so you know when you get masses of young people unemployed and when you get people in various countries feeling like they are continuously paying out to support other people in other countries. you know the
problem the problem here is quite clearly. going to cause xenophobia. the most dead stricken european countries like portugal at present with austerity in a struggle to please international lenders they say the prospects of a car again proving but that doesn't make people's everyday lives any easy and those items are further. since portugal signed a seventy eight billion euro bailout deal back in two thousand and eleven some have referred to it as the poster child of us thirty but with high unemployment and a surge in emigration we've come to take a look at the state of portugal's economy two years on like most mothers raquel wants the best possible future for her nine month old son but born in the midst of a deep recession this family hasn't had the easiest start when we decided we wanted
to have a child who had no idea things would get this unstable then everything just broke down and we had to just make a decision it was going to become one of those record held the new children of europe when she takes him to join her husband george he's currently working as a nurse in the u.k. despite unemployment falling slightly to just under seventeen percent is still the fifth highest in the eurozone meaning record held george and was not the only long distance family with a chance in portugal hard to come by emigration has soared and if estimated that more than one hundred thousand people each year by leaving the country. it's not. portugal's showing some glimmers of recovery a beast in exports has been complemented by strong tourism but the cost of the a stereotype has been high many workers the same tax rises equivalent to
a month's wages and the age of retirement has gone up economist for rare is still calling for portugal to leave the eurozone and he has a word of warning. to be forgot to say that he sees. every call from. those who gave those for just a second for to. problem. we use for quarter to be. comparatively good quarter but. the last quarter of this year. the good news the news. you appeared also and does another big question on everybody's lips has put another bad. risk for me time to go i don't think there's a risk or for. a
difficult situation because we have three years ago but. after this program. before. this program where we. go into markets probably something has to be the kind of program that will be implemented and is being something that nobody can say what. all eyes will be on portugal what its current program with the troika comes to an end in june next year but after two years of unprecedented austerity many portuguese still see little hope of a price. surface r.t. portugal. while stories ahead for you including say nerd to g.m. it is against him for his food giant monsanto is expected to get a crowd of fifty countries across the globe. and putting
a human face on the drone war in pakistan will take a look at how one british n.p.o. has launched a project to list the names of all those killed by an unmanned u.s. aerial strikes that story just ahead. and millions around the globe struggle with hunger. what if someone offers a lifetime. why no charge only in the cherry sub take in the very strong position against g.m.o. and we think that's. the genetic anymore the right products are priest to tool there is no. evidence for this any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in a most track i don't believe in that destroyed four and then three. then
a primary more is profit that. these golden rice barkeep. real damage and complexity of this oil spill was not something you grasp just by looking at dirty birds we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have a reported all along the gulf coast are clean they are safe and they're open for business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil this is a huge step backwards for democracy it's a step forward for oligarchy carex it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying in vietnam it was it was not
a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent on. this bills. that's the same with us. we're watching our team protest us across a play by preparing to rally against genetically modified food giant months on top hundreds of cities in a fifty countries export to take part in such things much of the previous international protests the laws may get around two million people together and calling for a permanent boycott genetically modified foods and harmful chemicals monsanto is also blamed for pollute the environment and trying to improve its reputation by falsifying the food safety reports that the company says it's a playing a key role in feeding the world's rapidly growing population but jeffrey smith that
who has written extensively about the dangers of g.m. seems to defy. when you look at be an edible feeding studies are genetically engineered just the american academy of environmental medicine they said there's gastrointestinal problems immune system problems excel aerated aging organ damage reproductive disorders there's massive infant mortality multiple massive tumors early death there are so many things that are all going wrong with me and i know bills that are being said g m o's and now we're seeing those things rising in the u.s. population since g. of those were introduced the current generation of g m o's has nothing to offer feeding the hungry world eradicating poverty so this is just been a public relations fear and respect two hundred fifty million dollars over five years trying to convince americans that they needed to accept because it would feed the world i ask farmers all the time what do you think about santa even those
farmers that use monsanto seeds often hate monsanto or fear might said. so that's why monsanto has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition. we'll be closely following the crowds are taking to the streets to protest against monsanto on saturday bring your opinion and analysis on ebay and on life. line is global business risk global doesn't interest versus millions or more as it begins and profits versus global protest. march against monsanto a job of the close an r g u r g dot com and now a look at what our website r.t. dot com has for you today this one has a lot of people clicking on the intel reaction to what is determined to actually gaze and say snooping on him to face
a summit about across borders spying and the laws of the internet the best story and the background on why brazil is so upset is all online for you. and a blade of a raid a robot in a new all go food store was about to make a clean getaway when the cashier pulled out a machete and chase through a composite check out the video on auction dot com. the two. right simply searched tribute and i think the jury. on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the.
right of the u.s. is reluctant to admit how many civilians have died in the cia led drone war in pakistan but one u.k. numb profit group is digging for the truth the bureau of investigative journalism is seeking to name all the victims of the u.s. strikes in the region and i hope we could put a human face on what's happening r.t. is probably boyko has this report. i want to make sure that people understand actually drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties that for the most part they have been very precise precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates for the most part being the operative phrase one organization is taking american statements like these with a pinch of salt and looking at just how precise these so-called precision strikes are according to estimates u.s. drone strikes have killed over two and a half thousand people in pakistan's remote tribal region since two thousand and four but london's bureau of investigative journalism is going beyond those casualty
figures and trying to name every single person killed by the cia's use of drones in waziristan we've been recording the strikes and recording the number of people killed and now we want to move on to a new phase of the project to start recording the names of the bad this is to help bring transparency to the public debate about the use of drones in pakistan but also more generally to bring return the people soon managed to return the fight with the people what made the statistics already the project has the names of two hundred ninety five innocent victims among them ninety five children there's a fundamental problem with the whole strategy of of using drugs almost inevitably these kind of remote control killing these guns in trees the number of civilian casualties it has a tendency to towards indiscriminate assassinations there's
a kind of there's a kind of a gulf between you and your potential target which i think inevitably leads towards a kind of trigger happy approach to killing in pakistan drones are deeply unpopular the countries un envoy recently renewed calls for the strikes to end the continuing to violate pakistan's sovereignty international law and humor. right you read about the accounts of what the experience of trying to turns russian law i follow people in was or was there in afghanistan or elsewhere you have these and the coups just in the yeah have ring over communities for twelve eighteen hours which creates a feeling of being an imminent strike a price you know most of our attention and fear families have to leave the area the cia which runs the drone program has been accused of shielding it from being accountable to the american people as a civilian organization carrying a war across the border into a country essentially it's all countries are as far as we're aware the united
states government is the only country outside of that. we believe that we should bring transparency to those actions so that the public in the face of america so the merits of the humanizing the innocent dead could be the first step towards opening up that debate remembering that civilian victims on names not numbers. artsy. saying well part he's gone and at least six people have been killed and thirteen were wounded in a bomb blast in the city of explosion near a police station damaged by several nearby shops and popped the vehicles early in the day two separate blasts went off in the cities of lahore and paschal walk into one and wounding thirteen others no group has claimed that the attacks are. even. legal. workers that led by democrat senator nancy pelosi chanted the better as they it's wrong to the streets of washington and win over the
ongoing shutdown they demand of the senate who solve the crisis by allowing the photo resolution to reopen the government the shutdown is now in its eleventh day less than a week left until a possible default as a horse remains i'm able to agree on a budget. at the german parliament migrants from different african countries are staging a hunger strike in the rain the refugees have been camping for almost a year after traveling from a government facility near munich to protest over the rules of claiming asylum and the current regulations immigrants must live in areas designated by the federal government an awful didn't morkie. israelis are serving in the army are facing some of their biggest battles on home soil ultra-orthodox jews are listed in the army are coming under attack from their own head as city communities where most believe it's a sin to serve artie's policy reports. it's the basic mission of
a soldier to fight for his or her country but for the few hundred ultra-orthodox israeli soldiers the fight is on two fronts they're also coming under fire from within their own her city communities for serving in the israeli defense forces in the hardcore religious neighborhoods the graffiti warns religious soldiers that if you made it here you are in the wrong place it was even a flyer distributed saying that to kill an ultra-orthodox soldier is a blessing the soldier wants his face blurred because he fears reprisals of weiss of experience and. discourages were. of twenty you can see them were surrounding reno shelter. preparing grace for you and your friends and saw. the harassment is gaining momentum is now even a phone hotline that's been set up so people can snitch on those they know are serving or they've seen in uniform it's gotten so bad that ultra-orthodox soldiers say they now ship the uniforms before coming home in these religious neighborhoods
there's room for only one type of uniform the traditional black and white god worn by hard line observers those from the wife who was writing this column uniform in jerusalem and they stopped escorts at their speech. and then run away the problem is that most ultra-orthodox jews believe the army is an unholy place many also refuse to recognize israel as they say they cannot be a jewish state until the messiah comes and so fighting for the one via the other oversteps the boundaries of what's acceptable so basically of her in a community in a conflict between how to relate. to the country and to the secular people in the country and they see those soldiers. going through i mean that later integrating into the thirty something that's an important and pulsing into their
way of living for sixty five years the ultra-orthodox who make up about eight percent of israel's eight million citizens have largely been now to skip compulsory military service to pursue their religious studies but the government's now decided enough is enough and the cabinet has approved a plan to gradually end automatic draft exemptions but will it just leaders are warning if the law passes it will be a dick a ration of war because. the issue is very simple the state is trying to turn the ultra-orthodox into becoming more secular they say it openly they want just to. incorporated into israeli society and remove us from what they call our ghettos we see that as a war on our way of life on our religion we feel persecuted for the small number who do serve in the army they've been branded as collaborators and sellouts but the assaults don't bother david he's encouraging other ultra religious soldiers to follow in his footsteps after already serving a year and
a half in combat he's about to be enlisted to become a commander i feel every every jew has. in his will you know because it's a mitzvah. but where the the army will keep its hold piece together or tear them apart is a battle that has yet to be fought pointlessly our team jerusalem. coming up after the break is a break in the set with host every moxon stay with us. real damage and complexity of this oil spill was not something you can grasp just by looking at dirty birds we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported
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i'm not a martin and this is breaking the set since obama to. office there but a total of eight people charged under the hc espionage act the world war one piece of legislation that was designed to prosecute. this is an unprecedented number of fact more americans have been persecuted for exposing information under obama than all other presidents combined i'm sure obama's one whistleblower is an investigative journalism is nothing new what is new though is a report released by the committee to protect journalists who are going to highlights how obama's aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers along with the broad surveillance of journalists makes the current administration the absolute worst on press freedom since nixon now i know i report on this issue ad nauseum you're probably sick of hearing about it but just to show you the broad agreement with this viewpoint the c p j sites dozens of journalists from across the media sphere.