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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 him we can exert founder julian assange talks exclusively to our dear body viewers exceptionalism and his vision for the future of the freedom of information. one hundred twenty million europeans live on the brink of poverty the red cross raises the alarm suggesting austerity policy is pushing the e.u. into deep decline. and the u.k. activist the seek to name all the victims of u.s. trade strikes in pakistan. to bring return the people she managed to return the fact that people not made statistics we talk to activists from the real world of
investigative journalism who are looking beyond just the casualty figures caused by what the u.s. calls decision strengths. lie from moscow you're watching r.t. for more international news twenty four hours a day you're with me to say let's take a look at top story. american exceptionalism is merely an excuse washington they use is to break the law at home and abroad that's what julian assange just told r.t. is evil. in an exclusive interview the way to. start his vision on the future freedom of information and praise russia for giving us a limb to n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden. in an interview here with julian assange the 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 a law something used by nations such as 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. barack obama's use of the espionage act against alleged journalistic
sources. and journalists. that's something you. see it's very important that people understand this is not just a bit more saying it's a radical tree. bark obama has prosecuted more people on the espionage or more journalistic sources on the espionage act than all previous presidents combined going back to nine hundred seventy 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 assign chen cell saying that bear
the 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 in tennis where i believe you and ecuador showing a keen interest that full interview will be available for you on limas so head to r t dot com at eleven thirty g.m.t. to hear more on what julian assange had to say. meanwhile the whistleblower who's heavily in the spotlight right now edward snowden has been on the for his revelations about global u.s. surveillance he received the sam adams a prize for integrity in intelligence it's given out to any really by former u.s. government officials for whistleblowers and activists who had to snowden the award to stop by our studio and told our just have a day when the n.s.a. leaker is still. he's convinced that people really did was right 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 the 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. so what's it like to go against major government organizations to expose exactly what they are well this group of whistleblower was told all about their experiences and that full conversation is available for you on our team. should edward snowden be considered a hero for revealing how you with surveillance programs operate one of the most prominent figures in the technology world thinks so r.t. is worlds apart sit down with apple's co-founder steve wozniak explained his views
on the n.s.a. leaker and his revelations. i believe he's a hero and i believe he's coming directly from his heart that he feels some goodness that he wants to be truthful to the american people that he believes in and loves his country america so strong with and that's all true and that he took a very drastic step and made a sacrifice and i wish that i look around to search anything in my life that i could do equivalent to his make the sacrifice i would do it i don't have knowledge information to expose you know on our. government bad activities that they do secretly because nobody would really think it's the right thing so i'm i'm very. i'm very glad that he exists among us ians a hero and i wish that somebody five in the same situation i hope that i have the courage to do the same thing. one hundred twenty million europeans are now living in no on the brink of poverty
twenty six million have no jobs a red cross study concludes that the problems triggered by the e.u. tackling the debt crisis will be felt for decades now it says that the pull of getting poor us lowering unemployment is fuelling extremism and depression and hopelessness is on the rise chris clark from the no to him business school in the u.k. says governments don't realize the scale of the you mean 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 ask 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 me 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 is quite clearly. going to cause xenophobia. the most dead stricken european countries like portugal are pressing on with us territory in a struggle to please international lenders they say the prospects of recovery i'm proving but that doesn't make people's everyday lives any easier for it fund it. 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 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 what's not the only long distance family dance in portugal hard to come by emigration has soared and if estimated that more than one hundred thousand people here and leaving the country.
it's not. a portugal showing some glimmers of recovery beeston exports has been complemented by strong tourism but the cost of the a stereotype has been high many workers are seeing 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 difficult to. call for and there's another big question on everybody's lips as portugal got another. risk time is a risk of. a difficult situation because we have two years ago but. after this program. before. this program where we.
are going to markets probably something has to be nobody can say exactly what. all eyes will be on portugal when its current program with the troika comes to an end in jean next year but after two years of unprecedented austerity many portuguese still see little hope of a price. surface aussie portugal. well stories ahead for you including saying. that is not already i case in the fourth is food dye into monsanto is expected to get a crawl in a fifty countries across the planet. and put in a human face on the drug war in pakistan we take a look at how one british ngo has launched a project to listen names of all those killed by men deal with aerial strikes the
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deaths are being investigated and five extremist groups are believed to have played a key role in the offensive including the al qaeda affiliated. nusra and the islamic state of iraq and. i mean. protestors across the globe are preparing to rally against genetically modified food giant one center hundreds of cities and over fifty countries i expected to take part in saturday's march the previous international protest last may gather around two million people together marchers are calling for them to boycott of genetically modified foods and harmful chemicals it's also blamed for polluting the environment and trying to improve its reputation by falsifying safety imports but the company insists is playing a key role in feeding the world's rapidly growing population but jeffrey smith who has written extensively about the dangers of g.m. food back to. when you look at being an edible feeding studies are genetically
engineered just the american academy of environmental medicine they said there's gastrointestinal problems immune system problems exhilarated aging organ damage reproductive disorders there's massive mortality multiple massive tumors early death there are so many things that are all going wrong with animals that are being tracked and now we're seeing those things rising in the u.s. population since g.m. was reduced the current generation of g.m. rose. has nothing to offer feeding the hungry world or about a cave in poverty so this is just been a public relations spin and they spent two hundred fifty million dollars over five years trying to convince americans that they needed to accept g m o's 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 my santa has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition. well because the final call it's taking to the streets to protest against one santa on saturday bringing opinion and analysis on and on why. wine is global business risks global health doesn't interests vs millions of voices but ins and prophets versus global protest. march against among some to october the twelfth on r t r t dot com. and now look at what our website r t dot com has for you today this one has a lot of people clicking on it intelligent reaction resolute and determined to act against n.s.a. snooping running to every safe summit about cross border spying and the laws of the internet that story in the background on why brazil is so upset is all online for
you. and the luther king day and ohio man that tries to prove he is alive and well for two decades after he was told to have i'll still wait but a quarter of his city claim him alive despite him being at the hearing the story is that we don't want to bother many not to use go and see the whole collection and our. first trip. and i think. the u.s. is reluctant to admit how many civilians have died in the cia that drone war in
pakistan but one u.k. nonprofit group is digging for the truth the bureau of investigative journalism is seeking to name all the victims of u.s. strikes in the region and i hope it could put a human face on what's happening on the 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 the return that people see manatees to return the fight with their people not me the statistics already the project has the names of two hundred ninety five innocent victims among them ninety five children this is a fundamental problem with the whole strategy. of using drugs almost inevitably this kind of remote controlled killing is going to increase 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 targets which i think inevitably leads
towards a kind of trigger happy approach to killing in pakistan drones are deeply unpopular the country's u.n. envoy recently renewed calls for the strikes to end the continuing to violate pakistan's sovereignty international law and humor. writes you read about the accounts of what the experience of drona times are actually life for local people in with serious than in afghanistan and elsewhere you have these and the calls just in the air over communities for twelve eighteen hours which creates a feeling of being an imminent strike across you know most of our attention and feel 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 to use drones outside of
a declared war zone and we believe that we should bring france parents into those actions so that the public and the fate of america so the merits of humanizing the innocent dead could be the first step towards opening up that debate remembering that civilian victims are names not numbers polly boyko r t london. stay with pakistan and that these six people have been killed and more wounded in a bomb blast in the city of quitter the explosion in the station damaged several nearby shops and proud to be a really in the day to separate blast went off in the cities of lahore and. one and willing thirteen others no group has claimed to be a text social. oh oh oh oh workers led by democrat senator lindsey palosi hit the streets of washington to share their anger over the ongoing governmental shutdown they demanded the senate resolve the crisis by allowing your vote on
a resolution to open the government shutdown is now in its eleventh day with less than a week left until a possible default with congress are they able to agree on a budget. the german parliament migrants from different african countries are staging a hunger strike the refugees have been camping there for almost a year after traveling from a government facility near munich to protest over the rules on cleaning asylum and apparent regulations immigrants must live in areas designated by the federal government and other britain from working. israelis are serving in the army are facing some of their biggest battles on home soil of troll off the docks jews enlisted in the army coming under attack from their own 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 myself experience and. discourages were. of twenty you can see them were surrounding me in a shelter. preparing grace for you and your friends and i 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 us cards 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 only community in the inner conflict between how to relate. to the country and to secular people in the country and they see those soldiers who are going into the army and that later integrating into the society a something that's important in pulsing into their way of living for sixty five years the ultra-orthodox who make up about eighty 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 the two images leaders are warning if the law passes it will be a dick aeration 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 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 weighty serving a year and a half in combat he's about to be enlisted to become a commander i feel every every job has. it is only because it's
the from the. but with the army will keep its rules pieced together or tear them a possible is a battle that has yet to be fought. max our team looks for the truth behind frankenstein g.m. documentary gold and weiss and a few. you know it's getting old trying to beat the war drums to invade iran i think the let's invade iran talk has been going on since i was in college to keep the saber rattling rolling israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu declared in front of the un that iran is building nuclear weapons that could hit new york in three to four
years no he said new york obviously he is trying to spook a certain country with nuclear destruction the delegates from namibia were probably unmoved sadly this time netanyahu failed to bring a funny cartoon bomb picture with him like in his two thousand and twelve un speech in which he also warned the world about the threat of a nuclear iran you know i might be more optimistic about israel accusing other countries of being nuclear threats if they had a better track record themselves although israel is a bit candid with their arsenal according to a b.b.c. article the federation of american scientists believes that israel's arsenal has grown to about two hundred nukes based on their surveillance of ever expanding facilities inside the country also let's not forget that israel has plenty of ways to deliver those two hundred nuclear bombs if the need be so my question is why should we automatically trust israel with a lot of nuclear weapons but not iran is it because they're bureaucrats where european suits and shave i don't know it just seems to me that disarmed countries are better advocates for nuclear disarmament but that's just my opinion.
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 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 the marker sea it's a step forward. corrects it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying in vietnam it was it was not a picture of either the government or b.p.