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video for your media project free medio gondar teton tom. will stop. the first song for the. n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden makes his first public statement since being granted asylum in russia after receiving an award for his revelations. global march against drunken protests is in hundreds of cities across the world tonight to vent their anger at the methods of g.m. joined. us to deal to end america's budget deadlock why ties republicans agreed to continue talking while cancer patients see that treatments put on hold. the matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just irritation for us we need this treatment.
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international news and comment you with. plywood with snowden hasn't been seen by the wider public since he received political asylum in russia until now wiki leaks has released new footage of the n.s.a. whistleblower but did not reveal exactly was filmed because of concerns about his security. the n.s.a. whistleblower was very passionate in talking about the problem of government surveillance in the united states now he said the issue wasn't with any specific spying program rather the relationship between the states and the american people a relationship which he described as increasingly coming into conflict with democratic values snowden also lashed out at the prosecution of whistleblowers
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accusing the government of what he called effectively misplaced priorities it's lettuce or you know relationship to god where we know exactly for sure it's on the wrong. side to the bombs. but they will stop the. person. holding the snowden made these remarks at a ceremony right here in moscow at an undisclosed location where he was given the sam adams award for integrity in intelligence now that award was presented to him by a group of prominent american whistleblowers and former government officials they joined our t.v. for an in-depth studio discussion on thursday this is of course speak first time that the ward a world has been able to catch a glimpse of mr snowden since he got asylum here in russia the last time we saw him was at the sheremetyevo airport transit zone back in july and while snowden himself may be safe and sound there have been questions about the fate of those who have
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worked with them and of course that is a worry that's been expressed by wiki leaks founder julian assange and i'm more concerned in terms of prison people at risk. journalists sarah harrison as we know the guardian newspaper was rated grills part of the time for nine hours and for more investigation reform and terrorism investigation has started off so there you have it julian assange describing a difficult political climate for a whistleblowers and those who helped them snowden man himself meanwhile we are told at least has no regrets about what he did and believes that it was the right decision. a worldwide rally against genetically modified food giant monsanto is being held across the globe activists protesting the use of potentially harmful chemicals in food production something one santos says is the only way to feed the globe's growing population while hundreds of cities are set to take part in the march across more than sixty countries artie's marina port reports now from new
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york. in the land of supersize approximately eighty five percent of all processed foods contain genetically modified organisms g.m.o. is an acronym that owes its notoriety largely to the agriculture giant monsanto a multinational billion dollar corporation generating global criticism revolving around the safety of its products and growing a monopoly over the world's food supply they are able to patent the genetically modified food with a very strong patent for farmers can only beef the seeds from monsanto each year and they can save the seeds and researchers have documented dozens of health risks associated with the consumption of a modified foods and the majority of americans have campaigned for g.m.o. foods to be labeled just like these organic fruits are labeled but so far the will of the people has been silenced by the money of monsanto according to open secrets
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dot org the company's spent nearly six million dollars last year lobbying federal lawmakers and food regulators to payoff came this year with the passing of the so-called monsanto protection act a bill that gives the biotech companies immunity from lawsuits pertaining to the production and sale of genetically modified seeds the new reality of the world is that chemical companies are feeding us and our families now sort of lack the table rather than farm to table and in an effort to widen its power and profit the agriculture giant has recently purchased a corporation which sells climate data to farmers the price tag of nine hundred thirty million dollars wasn't a problem for monsanto which grossed a reported thirteen point five billion dollars in revenue last year but decades before g.m.o. foods and fears about modified foods came along monsanto was already in business it helped bring pesticides agent orange and terminator seeds to the market agent
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orange was used by the you. military during the vietnam war where it's estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands of people it's a facts are still being felt today vietnam says some half a million children have suffered birth defects due to herbicide. monsanto's current practices have ignited protests around the globe. millions are taking to the streets demanding that big food comes clean by either illegally genetically engineered products or not selling them at all marina porton i r.t. new york. sun's i was not the only g.m. producer causing concern we spoke to colin o'neill who is director of government affairs the center for food safety in the u.s. and he says such companies have the power to pressure governments worldwide to get their products on the market these marches are raising awareness about the issue
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and bring awareness not only about monsanto and its influence in agriculture but also other chemical companies that have become major agribusiness influences on capitol hill i think you we see an overwhelming influence in governments and that really has to do with money that these are major chemical companies the top i mean fifty three percent over fifty three percent of seeds are owned by just a handful of these major agribusiness chemical companies so they exert tremendous influence in politics and have millions upon millions of dollars to spend to ensure that their products get spread through reviews and also to ensure that consumers are not informed about what the products they are eating so for instance not labeling genetically engineered foods. we will be closely following the global action against hair and online plus we've got
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a special documentary coming up on just how safe genetically modified foods are for your health golden rice is on there and then little over twenty minutes back president obama and house republicans have again failed to reach a deal to end the u.s. budget crisis the white times project is a republican proposal for a short term lifting of the debt ceiling we cannot have a situation where we still use extended as part of a budget negotiation process for only six weeks which would put us right back in the same position that we are in now. obama spokesperson said the president would only sign a clean short term increase if the borrowing limit that means one free of any policy demands republicans want to delay obama's health care reforms but the white house is refusing to discuss it until the government is reopened and if no
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agreement is reached the u.s. will run out of money to tell you there's seventeen will default but for some including cancer patients whose treatment has been put on hold things are already bad enough. lives are at stake two hundred people are trying to get into trials at an age each week and each week passes that's another two hundred that are turned away at this time and it's a matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just an irritation for us we need this treatment when michelle lunde been there was diagnosed with sarcoma she was supposed to receive treatment at the u.s. national institutes of health but was turned away after lawmakers failed to agree on the budget we asked what she'd like to say to them i have heard a couple of entrances where they find that this is just the game between them and that it's a matter of winning and i'd like to say that it's not a matter of when or lose i mean it's a please listen to the people and know that it's affecting so many. that are in
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need of help well truckers have taken up the task of forcing all makers to solve the shutdown crisis themselves by blocking highway traffic. resignation or impeachment. marci in egypt. and some of them have some pretty strong views about obama's presidency coming up we'll tell you more about their demands to get the government moving again. why has london been named to the worst place to be in britain a report on mass. as afghanistan prepares for a presidential election many in the political and media mainstream speak with the country's first democratic transition but it's less talked about is the dire security situation on the ground there karzai is angling to succeed him self the powerful presence of the taliban and whether the u.s.
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will ever actually leave afghanistan. or the gaza strip should not be a launching side for rocket attacks on israeli women children and civilians. leadership is responsible for this but this is why israel is not willing to repeat this experiment in judea and samaria so israel is not willing to be the sucker of the middle east and to make long term concessions sacrificing the security of its own citizens only to find out in the end the conflict isn't over that is going on as before except that israel is now in a much worse position. the interview.
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a lot again now may be one of the world's most popular tourist destinations boasting historic sites and top attractions but the city of london has now won a less or suspicious title a tongue in cheek book listing what it calls britain's crappiest tax and says named
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it the country's worst artie's or smith asked the man behind the award why. it's interesting the dreary day newsy day here in london typical for you the weather which made it a perfect day for me to tell you that young has been facing the worst area in the u.k. to live in despite the fact that within a mile radius from here the houses of parliament westminster abbey the london eye and other really famous landmarks it's a book called crack hounds returns which lists the fifty worst places to be in the u.k. i don't think nuns know i don't really understand this is a city of london being the worst place but luckily some jordison say to explain that to me with an umbrella and his copy of town to tell them that i mean i can think of ten worst places just off the top of my head what are your criteria there are all kinds of criteria i think one of things that people write in about a lot it's the daily grind it's so hard in london getting on that the northern
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light having your armpit i mean you'll know use jammed into someone else's all hours of the time expense the fact that it costs so much to to buy property or is in fact impossible for most people to buy property. in the center of london is be hollowed out a union as can afford to stay there not even professionals like doctors can and there's also a lot of anger with london coming from the rest of the country had the banking crisis which is all centered around london and then we're told that subsequently the recession is over and there's growth but only london really seems to be getting the benefits and it's taking up another housing bubble it's primarily it's a book that people read in the toilet it's made to make them laugh it does it does seem to provoke to mind. people thinking about times and the way we treat and the way we live and hopefully start a conversation quite serious conversation it's certainly easy to say on a day like today why london might not be everyone's idea of course because it's the
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capital city get inside and out if it is from the outside say it's unclear if you get expensive to visit the child. to make them very reliable and people are very good might just be possible for london to pick up its behavior in the next ten years and become no white so. let's hope the weather picks up there to some international news in britain thirty four people have been confirmed dead the boat carrying african migrants capsized in the mediterranean sea most of the approximately two hundred who were on board have been rescued by a multinational talian ship supported by helicopters in a similar incident last week more than three hundred people mostly from era three and somalia drowned near the italian island of lampedusa after. militias marched in the streets dawn in the libyan city of benghazi they were chanting and waving banners in support of abu anas al la by a man seized by american forces and accused of being involved in the bombings of
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two embassies in africa the protesters denounced the u.s. raid which led to the capture and accuse prime minister ali zeidan of collaborating in the abduction of the libyan citizen zeidan the head of the transitional government was himself kidnapped and quickly returned this week a sign of the country's current instability. and venezuela has been saying the u.s. operated ship which ended disputed waters off guyana the vessel was being used by an american oil exploration company called the move an unprecedented threat to peace while venezuela said the ship violated its exclusive economic zone without permission of burra a border between the two south american countries has lasted for over a century with the search for resources fueling tensions. on air and online here's a taste of what we have at r.t. dot com at the moment. oliva.
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luckily the driver of this truck managed to get out just minutes before trying to smash into it in trying to get along the trunk you can check out the video and find out exactly what happened on our scenes. telling our is go this was a pretty big one by an authority you would pray would get it right the vatican's withdrawn a series of table commemorative medals which celebrate lisa's brothers in jesus we have the full story. right. first straight. and i think.
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economic down in the final. and the rest. will be if we. talk of the humanitarian crisis has been the fuel for west and calls for an intervention in serious conflict but as aussies poor reports many inside the country are simply trying to live as normal a life as possible. now that we have been able to make progress on the chemical weapons issue we should not forget we also needed to make progress on the
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humanitarian issue a warning echoing throughout many corridors of power in the west's is on track to be. the biggest humanitarian catastrophe of the twenty first century this is building into one of the great humanitarian crisis on the face of the planet. no this is not my carving we are all liars we don't care what the syrians say here as you can see we have no trouble in this bakery in downtown damascus tens of thousands of traditional reflow are churned out each day the machines work sixteen hours a day six days a week. we have extra quantities enough for another fifteen days. while in this public market and the thousands like it across syria shoppers and management tell us in two years they've never been any shortages. regarding rice and sugar there are always available we never have a shortage of them in our warehouses and aromas. but it's not what the foreign
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media reports the worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the cold war we're seeing evidence of the humanitarian situation inside syria and it is only getting worse i submit dani recently arrived in the country and was shocked to find that local stores of food i thought that there would be nothing nothing at all everywhere in the supermarkets and nothing to eat and nothing i was really very agreeably surprised there is a lot of everything you know fruits bread. vegetables. ok of syrian origin i said lives in france where she works hard to counter mainstream media bias she believes the french press like others does not report the truth about syria and they were always telling lies and they were really part of the project. a lot of. b.b.c.
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were and c.n.n. all of them they were talking exactly the same thing at the same time the same moment with the same. slogans and i can see slogans that suggest ordinary life for most of damascus citizens has ground to a halt but the reality is that most people here are going about their daily routine far removed from the hardships depicted in the foreign press but when it comes to shortages there is one that is crippling the economy queues like this are commonplace at gas stations around the country caused by sanctions imposed by the united states and the european union i want to create the very countries that are calling for humanitarian intervention. the syrian people need a solution now the governments or the media who are trying to use everything we have even the small things like bread to justify their own image. actives the fight for syria is far from over and the psychological the battle of perceptions over
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reality is likely to be fought for as long if not longer than the sides who have taken up arms against each other policia r.t. damascus. now the american government has shut itself down so truckers decided to shut down the capital in response they got behind the wheel in protest and circled washington to clog up the traffic on d.c. interstates many also expressed their discontented obama's policies as a whole didn't hold back part of our agenda is recovering from his resignation or impeachment. in egypt and if we raise one hundred million americans across the current tree we will demand his resignation or pressure of the house and senate to call for his impeachment own treason and for. along with demanding obama leaves office there were calls for the u.s. not to support al qaida not to raise the debt ceiling and for an end to widespread n.s.a. surveillance this grassroots campaign has received
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a fair bit of support on facebook and has launched a successful twitter campaign. despite the us being on the verge of default amid the budget deadlock profits in america have generally been booming the economist magazine says they make up the highest proportion of g.d.p. since world war two kaiser they says that's because corporations are cooking the books watch his program in just over an hour's time an artsy. elusively the prime minister here in the u.k. david cameron claimed the profits were not a dirty word i have news for you dave profit isn't even a word not with any objective meaning anyway thanks to accounting fraud it's whatever some shimada with the bean counter wants to be so you've got the accounting firms the options trader and the c.e.o. and the executives all colluding to game the system to extract wealth we saw by the way apple computer after nine eleven when their stock crashed they then jumped into
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the market to price options based on the post nine eleven crash lo those executives and cashed out based on the nine eleven tragedy so they monetize the nine eleven tragedy the apple executives and we see that across the board the fortune five hundred companies gaming the system exploiting tragedy when they can and certainly what everyone else thinks is almighty god nine eleven what a tragedy there's apple like let's make money on this tragedy it's disgraceful. a taste of the kaiser report that a little later on up next though as promised the g.m. foods help feed the world golden rice is right after this break.
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deliberate torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred and twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred two cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limp a torch relay. on r t r c dot com. minus global business risk global health vested interests versus millions of voices lead
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ins and prophets versus global protest. march against monsanto today on r g r g dot com. we've made it out of. real funny games but. it's no good saying feeds off to you military service and you can expect some of the toughest training. from the press to send the phone up to. see the. 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
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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 for oligarchy carex it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying in vietnam it was and it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have. i don't want dispersants to be the agent. of this bill to. play the be.
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played. live. close. i know c.n.n. and the amazon b c news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's close and for the truth and i
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think. it's because one full attention in the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on here. and our teen years we have a different. look a little because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not happy. if. you guys stick to the jokes that will handle the stuff that i'm. down to you know did you give consent for your child to eat golden rice she. often thought we didn't know it at the time they didn't tell us it was g.m. food wasn't made.

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