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video for your media project a free media party dot com. will suck the. first stone over. the first vizio a whistleblower edward snowden and mergers says he's about the n.s.a. falls the former intelligence analyst on the run for washington's prosecution. also the wall to gain so-called frankenfood activists and hundreds of cities across the globe take to the streets in protest at the trend giant monsanto. and as u.s. politicians make out with the budget the government shutdown continues we'll speak with a consultation prism on countries being denied treatment because of the stalemate in washington. the matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just an irritation for us we need this treatment.
news from russia and iran the wall this is all she was me thanks for joining us the first to be geo's have surfaced on washington's most wanted man i don't snowden who was last spotted and all this walking out of moskos sheremetyevo airport after being granted asylum in russia the images come days after the former n.s.a. contractor was presented with an award for integrity in intelligence given to him by a group of former u.s. officials. 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 accusing the government of what he called effectively misplaced priorities it's lettuce or you know relationship to god where we didn't exactly. just on the last. night. live 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 the first time that the warden 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 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. our journalists. as we know the guardian newspaper was rated grills part of the time for nine hours and for more investigation before the terrorism investigation has started up so there you have it julian a son is describing a difficult political climate for a whistleblowers and those who help them it's not only himself meanwhile we are told at least has no regrets about what he did and believes that it was the right decision. actually it's from across the globe have been taking to the streets in a worldwide rally against genetically modified food giant monsanto the protesters claim the jam crops it produces could be harmful to humans hundreds of cities
across more than sixty countries are said to take part in the march and the owner is in berlin where preparations are well underway that he says so what do germans have to say about german crops there. well what we've seen is to demonstrate is all around the world not just here in germany coming out to say no to genetically modified foods people saying that they don't know the dangers that they could pose that they and they they on rights for human consumption and they have they've come out and well as you say over sixty cities sixty countries about you pardon around the world. over two million people turned out on the streets across the globe in may of this year for a similar demonstration to find out why people are demonstrating against g.m. foods why people are saying no to my own son so i'm joined by
a few guests right now first of all i'm joined by heidi alston who's the founder of the true food foundation heidi thanks very much. sun so you said that they were pulling out of europe apparently that's not the case though is it well peter it does appear that they're pulling out but they're just regrouping in north america and i think they're going to sneak through the back door using the new european north america trade agreement in which case it would make a standardization of regen of rules therefore basically making a common denominator and making europe lower its standards to that of the north america so most europeans would think that the products that they're going to be buying they're not g.m. food say crowd turning out here of course for that. but it could be in the future that they get in through that but back to older does that that is the case because what is happening is there is going to be a low level presence that's introduced so in the past maybe one percent g.m.o.
would be acceptable to your government to import our canadian crops or north american crops it'll be raised to two percent and three percent and four percent as more and more crops become contaminated with g.m.o. has it's very hard to contain so europe will be receiving these products and what's more frightening and mo. germans don't know is that there is a smart stuck score in that monsanto has made him and this is the most evolved technology ever and is not tested whatsoever it is a cord that resists six different types of herbicide so you can spray it with six different chemicals and it won't die and it also produces two insecticides in it's own kernels that you can wash that off so i don't even know if technically does food in my mind as a nutritionist that's no longer food well we just want those chemicals that doing to us is still something that we don't really know and i'm joined by another guest now to talk a little bit more on some joined by dr. thank that's correct. what's
could be the potential hazards of g.m. foods but genetically modified it's foods have been on the market for about fifteen years now and only last year we've seen the first long term animal study from france and i have the pictures here all of the scientific paper in the camera down here a little bit what is it showing is that we're showing the rats that we're fed these are the corn that is genetically modified for their lifetime all animal studies until then have been for ninety days only and usually not much shows in those ninety days even though there are subtle signs of organ damage even in ninety days spike in two years. the life to life time of a rat is shortened they have massive organ damage massive west to immerse in the female rats and that is really really frightening recently a study from australia has shown that pigs that are fed these corn products get massive stomach ulcers and in north america where a lot of people live
a lot shorter life than in europe and the health care system is burdened by seventeen percent costs of g.d.p. . more and more people have chronic stomach upset which i have seen in my practice and it's probably in part to do with the genetically modified foods which are for the average consumer in about sick. seventy percent of the food products from the supermarket know. how how accurate compared to what we're seeing in the runts there compare how does not translate how does that transfer to what we see in humans well in humans the effects will only not show for another twenty years speakers have a much longer life span than a rot so if we are waiting for a cancer to show as a result of fear most we've got to wait or we should just shut the stone has these things properly ok thank you very much a huge issue and what we're seeing here in berlin as well as around the world is people coming out and saying no to genetically modified foods absolutely piece i thank you very much for that i'm sure there are so many young people have just
noticed all right peter oliver dietrich i have a whole vice president of true food foundation and heidi also mun certified nutritionist thank you very much to all of you thank you but while activists are protesting the use of potentially harmful chemicals in food production monsanto has been saying its product is the only way to feed the global's growing and growing atmos a population. took a class to lead. in the land of supersize approximately eighty five percent of all processed foods contain genetically modified organisms g.m.o. is an acronym that owns 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 their genetically modified foods with a very strong patent for farmers can only be the seed 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 dot org the companies 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 black or to 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 of 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. is and fears about modified foods came along monsanto was already in the business it helped bring pesticides agent orange and terminator seeds to the market agent orange was used by the u. . it's military during the vietnam war where it's estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands of people its effects 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 during a point ny r.t.
new york. and of course from go on dates on the global action against monsanto own line at ati dot com why there's also more opinion and analysis waiting for you. coming up later this hour it's may have been a home to the olympics but that's not make hands and nice place to go home runs in the house the names they want to place in britain for rocky house prices snow. all that and just. as afghanistan prepares for a presidential election many in the political and media mainstream speak of the country's first democratic transition but it's less talked about is the dire security situation on the ground whether karzai is angling to succeed him self the powerful presence of the taliban so whether the u.s. will ever actually leave afghanistan. or the gaza strip should
not be a launching side for rocket attacks on israeli women children and civilians to the palestinian leadership is responsible for this but this is why israel is not willing to repeat this experiment but 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. i
the u.s. administration is a deadlock with congress over raising the debt ceiling which which are worth just that with just five weeks left to strike a deal and avoid a catastrophic default the republicans won the boring limit extended by six weeks that president obama is calling for a long term solution and he has the latest statement from the white house we cannot have a situation where we are going to do if extended as part of a budget negotiation process for only six weeks which would put us right back in the same position that we're in now meanwhile the government and k. institutions remain in chandon which has put hundreds of thousands of workers on paid leave the crisis was spock's after republican lawmakers refused to sanction the affordable health care program known as a bomb attack and the shutdown has now cut off a vital lifeline for many cancer patients who are being denied treatment and one of
them michelle long but some doubt that grievances. lives are at stake two hundred people are trying to get into trials at an age each week and if 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. was diagnosed with. lung cancer after nine months of chemo therapy for additional treatment of the national institutes of health but she and hundreds of others were turned away when the government shut down to give sex and we all special what should like to say to the politicians in washington who is because. i have heard a couple of instances where they find this is just the game between them and it's a matter of winning and i'd like to say that it's not a matter of win or lose i mean it's please listen to the people and know that it's
affecting so many that are in need of help and we've got some stunning videos for you online including this. luckily the driver of the truck managed to get just minutes before a train smashed into it and drag it along the tracks check out the full video and find out exactly what happened on aussies you tube channel. and also a call for you six hundred million users a walled wide could have been snooped on by the n.s.a. and one european country that's not willing to put up with it all stitched challenge the internet giant in a port. first . and i think.
it's made both tower bridge buckingham palace and st paul's cathedral but there will be little boasting about london's newest giants all as versions was down at least that's according to a tongue in cheek book identifying the u.k.'s fifth at least desirable locations laurence smith the man behind the award why the compass all fads so publicly. it's interesting the dreary day newsy day here in london typical i'll tell you the weather which may be the perfect day for me to tell you that we may take the worst area in the u.k. to live in despite the fact that within a mile radius from here it houses the parliament westminster abbey the london eye
and other really famous landmarks it's a book called crush pounds return which named the fifty worst days since it be in the u.k. as it took six months now i don't really understand this is a city of london being the what place but luckily i'm doing distance here to explain that to me with an umbrella and his copious pratt's how to tell them you love it i mean i can think of ten worst places just off the top of my head what your criteria are 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 all that the northern light having your armpit i mean you'll know you jammed into someone else's all the time the 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 to be hollowed out to be in as good a boat to stay there not even professionals like doctors can and there's also a lot of anger with london from the rest of the country had the banking crisis
which is all centered around london and we're told that subsequently the recession is over and there's growth but only london really seems to be getting the benefits and is sticking up another housing bubble it's primarily it's a book that people read in the toilet it's made to make them laugh but it does it does seem to provoke to mind and get people thinking about the times in the way we treat them 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 paradise because because it's the capital fit to get inside and out space it is from the outside they it's incredibly expensive to visit. trying to make it very reliable and people are very rude might just be possible for london so it's behavior in the next ten years because not quite so. and another world news this hour three people including two police officers have been killed in
a side car bombing in eastern afghanistan that's had apparently targeted a police compound the blast struck its main entrance i'm going to surgeons have been increasing their time as foreign forces it was true from the. militias have marched through the streets of the libyan city of benghazi they were chanting and waving banners in support of suspected terrorist. it was seized last week by american forces for his alleged involvement in the bombings of two embassies in africa it's believed the u.s. led operation provokes the kidnapping of prime minister done earlier this week has been accused of collaborating with washington over the counter of maybe. thirty four people have so far been confirmed dead after a boat carrying african migrants sank in the mediterranean and majority of the two hundred or so on board have been rescued by italian and maltese ships supported by
helicopters in a similar incident last week more than three hundred people mostly from eritrea and somalia drowning and it's on an island of lampedusa. was trying to gain syria now being put on hold another battle is still raging the one in the media talk of the country's humanitarian crisis has always been one of the main arguments for western states to intervene militarily but as our policy reports many inside the country actually still living relatively normal lives now that we have been able to make progress on the chemical weapons issue we should not forget we also needed to be progress on the humanitarian. issue a warning echoing throughout many corridors of power in the wastes 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 true we have enough food they are all liars we don't care what they say
outside here as you can see we have no trouble in this bakery in downtown damascus tens of thousands of traditional floats are churned out each day the machines work sixteen hours a day six days a week shorter yet 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 in this growing rice and sugar there are always available you never have a shortage of them in our warehouses are always full. i similarly recently arrived in the country and was shocked to find that local stores are full 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 fruits bread. vegetables
were ok 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 ironically 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 objectives the fight for syria is far from over and the psychological war the battle of perceptions over reality is likely to be fought for as long if not longer than the sides who have taken up arms against each other policy r t damascus since nine eleven america has done
a lot to boost surveillance and increase security however the policies don't necessarily make people feel safe and risk fueling paranoia of terrorists around every corner of his abby martin looks now at that and breaking the senate later today but here's a pretty. recent light from d.c. to orlando hosted what can only be described as a terrorist dry run take a look at how they figured it out. crewmembers say that shortly after takeoff a group of four quote middle eastern men caused a commotion the witnesses claim one of the men ran from his seat in coach toward the flight deck door he made a hard left and entered the forward bathroom called for a considerable length of time you know the reason stories like this even gain traction in the first place is because of the fear of the other or by that i mean anyone who remotely looks brown and to prove my point it just so happens that i have acquired some rare footage of what really went down on that flight. this is.
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welcome to the kaiser report. as are you know recently 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 is the even a word now with any objective meaning anyway thanks to accounting fraud it's whatever some shimada with the bean counter wants to be and so so you do have all these units of accounting fraud let's call them profits then what stacy exactly max because we hear all the time profits are up profits are down profits are up profits are down and nothing ever seems to change in the real economy this first headline near the profits profit profits have been booming in america reaching the highest proportion of g.d.p. since the second world war given such boyens conditions you might imagine that
businesses are investing like crazy to take advantage of all those great opportunities correct no they're not max because instead businesses are handing cash back to shareholders a tactic once reserved for executives who had run out of ideas in two thousand and eleven the value of america's share buybacks was equal to two point seven percent of g.d.p. in britain the figure was three point one percent well you bring up a couple of points there the the important point here is that when the corporations report on their profits that is a number that is delivered to them by one of the big four accounting agencies to report as their profit but what we've discovered is that these big four accounting agencies like the banks on wall street like the hedge funds like the rating agencies are also committing massive fraud and they simply cooked the books on the mandate of the c.e.o. who wants to report numbers that.