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millions around the globe struggle with hunger each good. what if someone offers a lifetime food supply no charge. they can the very strong position against g.m.o. and we think that. the genetically modified products are free to go there is no. evidence that there is any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in the most tragic i don't believe the. poor and the free. enterprise is profit not. just this golden rice barkeep. whistleblower edward snowden raises his head about the power of pat as you may see
is far spartak up there in seven months outlining the modern day threats to privacy . and global day of action against genetically modified crops as biotech try and talk to some toad cops and may try backlash from consumers as cattle that house. counsel patrons on design denied care what those news paid tracks on the poor that food her doubts as done i'm no desire to compromise and leave the united states just days away from a catastrophic default. the latest news on the week's top stories we're watching the week a on off with me. thanks for joining us. edward snowden has returned to the
media spotlight breaking his silence for the first time since july i camera filmed him at a ceremony in moscow what the negro was awarded for integrity in intelligence by a group of american whistleblower was. discovered some of what snowden has been up to during his stay in the russian capital. for over two months this footage of edward snowden leaving moscow's sheremetyevo airport was the only evidence he's alive well and in russia since after getting in that cab the only thing we're told about him is that he's somewhere in a safe place well this week america's most wanted man returned so the public snowden appeared on camera meeting other former u.s. security service officials turned whistleblowers they flew into moscow toward him with the scent adams prize for intelligence and integrity the whistleblower awards . this time snowden leaks his personal view on the fate of those spilling official secrets. you know to go where we can
exactly for just this one last. night live to come. on but this is not the. first song all the. the whistle blowers who would have him paid a visit to our moscow studio as well but it was a long awaited family reunion that was likely to have been the highlight of his week i cannot speak for my son and really the legal issues here i'm a father mr snowden sr was finally able to make it to moscow after months of being separated from his son watching his fate played out in global headlines but i don't want to really share my opinions at this point in time i'm shipley thankful that my son is safe and free free in russia but wanted at home before arriving in the transit zone of moscow's sheremetyevo airport the former n.s.a.
contractor leaked thousands of documents with details of how u.s. security services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world washington has been calling for his extradition accusing him of espionage but russia granted snowden temporary asylum lawyer say his father may not be the only family member heading over to visit since it's really an. clear whether the former n.s.a. contractor will ever be able to return to the u.s. again you've got to come off moscow. the n.s.a. leaker's fate has been the main focus of discussion in our studio this week as we interview the group of u.s. whistleblowers who award at snowden for integrity in intelligence they discussed how the american fugitive on the run is getting used to his new life in russia and what his main concerns are either doing remarkably well under the circumstances in which he came here and we've we've obviously came to find out personally i was you
know what to look at these days. i thought he looked great he seemed very centered and and. brilliant smart funny very engaged. i thought he looked very well considering the amount of pressure. to think that's taking any toll and psychological toll i think it would in ordinary circumstances but this is an extraordinary person he's made his peace with what he did he's convinced that he put he did was right he has no regrets and he's willing to face whatever the future holds for him the person you saw in front of you kohli yes actually we discussed this intel integrity and intelligence issue quite extensively and we talked about prior examples of great people in history that had themselves been under this type of pressure and he's remarkably centered i found that continuing pattern the more secret the us became and the more we grew into a surveillance state the more people who were willing to just do their job and tell
the truth and obey ethics rules were getting in trouble so while i suffered i was under criminal investigation and put on the no fly list things like that i thought were very draconian i could never have imagined in a million years that president obama would begin indicting and prosecuting people like thomas drake and edward snowden and bradley manning and john kiriakou and a number of other people under the espionage act which is the most serious charge you could level against an american what was the reaction from snowden last night when you told him that he'd won this civil war he already knew because we awarded to two months ago that the problem was getting it to him and it is our tradition starting with colin that we physically present this it's sort of like an emmy or and what it is is a candlestick holder for someone who has shown a bright light into the dark corners. so he knew he was he didn't know about the
candlestick holder he knew that he had received the award and you know we were coming you know the reception we got was just so hoarse warming it was a person who now realizes that he has very senior people you know some of the size senior people who speak for a lot of people still within these organizations that admired greatly. hopefully will summon the courage to follow his example. he also discount snowden and security in an exclusive interview with the world's most renowned whistleblower jude our son and the full interview is available on our website. how thousands of ronnie's as part of a global day of action against genetically modified foods with bias have giant monsanto bearing the brunt of that anger organizers say four hundred cities across
the world stretching from australia to europe were involved they say crops grown from seeds made by the company can be dangerous to human health some of the biggest ronnie's took place in the u.s. people also accuse the multi-national company of aggressive logging and suppressing food safety research and sonali is in washington d.c. . many cities across the u.s. took part in this second organize march against the agricultural giant monsanto protesters rallying against the company's use of genetically modified organisms and trying to raise awareness about its corporate practices some protesters told us that even though the government is shut down monsanto lobbyists are hard at work here in washington many pouncers by actually came up to activists what we were standing there holding anti g.m.o. signs and asked what is the g.m.o. so where this is very low in terms of what exactly genetically modified foods are let alone the dangers they cause in the capital the protests. began with activists
going into large grocery stores and retailers trying to ways raise awareness about controversial insecticides which affect the nervous system and have been repeatedly linked to. well the demonstration then made its way to the white house all sorts of activists students even young children our farmers caterers chefs a real wide range of people there a lot of veterans actually showed up to talk about the dangers of g.m.o. just outside the white house they then began to march made their way through the i.m.f. world bank and eventually to monsanto offices here in washington d.c. now other cities across the u.s. los angeles portland denver orlando just to name a few how similar demonstrations also up in canada and vancouver british columbia there was quite a large turnout for their march against monsanto organizers say this is just the beginning that momentum is going to pick up and they will continue their fight
against the g.m.o. giant monsanto reporting from washington and you so now we are to. become pretty itself says it makes disease resilient crops that need less water to grow one son to also maintains many people already consume genetically modified food was no ill effects but jeffrey smith has written extensively about the dangers of so cold frankenfood says this couldn't be further from the church's. when you look at the edible feeding studies are genetically engineered foods 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 going wrong with the animals that are being fed g m o's and now we're seeing those things rising in the u.s. population seems geos were introduced the current generation of jimbo's has nothing
to offer feeding the hungry world eradicating poverty so this is just been a public relations and they spent 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 of our santa even those farmers that use monsanto seeds often hate monsanto or fear might said oh. so that's why i'm standing has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition. this four days left until the united states defaults on its debts that's on unless its leaders and two weeks of deadlock that has seen hundreds of silence temporality laid off and vast swathes of government shutdown even the world bank's chief declared the situation is desperate warning of the impending disaster but as aussies we're in a park not found out for some korea's confidence. u.s.
president barack obama's signature health care legislation is supposed to provide millions of americans with the medical coverage they desperately need but the political debate over obamacare has also ironically created a life or death situation for hundreds of citizens for each week the shutdown continues roughly two hundred patients cannot be accepted for clinical treatment at the national institutes of health that's nearly four hundred sick americans desperately in need of medical treatment and the and i says among the patients being turned away includes roughly thirty people with cancer and many of them being children about seventy five percent of and i choose employees thousands of people have reportedly been furloughed because of washington's self-inflicted shutdown as a result michelle langbehn who is battling sir coma a rare form of cancer was supposed to begin receiving medical treatments at the
beginning of this month until the october first shutdown forced and i to temporarily turn her away langbehn a new mothers started an online petition to put pressure on congress to reopen the government the movement has garnered more than one hundred thousand signatures in an interview with r.t. langbehn says she's been able to restart her treatments after receiving financial donations but says hundreds of other people in her position have been denied a chance to live because of washington's political partisanship it's a matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just an air taishan for us i have heard a couple of instances where they find that 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 when or lose i mean it's a please listen to the people and know that it's affecting so many us leaders who have the power to change this situation have so far failed to agree on a budget
a political deadlock leaving the lives of cancer stricken. adults and children in them reporting from new york marina port not artsy. underground american political commentator no charm skate told as he believes the united states has turned into a one post his state ruled by the business. section in the history of parliamentary democracy so it's interesting to see what's happened. there have been significant economic changes in the past generation with. no time to go into it but one of the sets of the strange basically the neo liberal programs and they're having the same kind of was there they were. the. direct wealth to a very narrow sector the increasing inequality it was an immediate effect on politics in
a democracy as power begets more concentrated political power as well. but now elections are almost boy it's so plutocracy. both political parties are to the right the u.s. is still a one party state the business forty from veterans a stormy memorial barricades took one of those protesting at the gates of congress the angle the showdown is even truckers have trying to set him off and on and demanding obama be held accountable and here's what one driver told us of the protest part of our agenda is we're counting for his resignation or impeachment. like marci in egypt and if we raise one hundred million americans across the country we will demand his resignation or pressure of the house and senate to call for his impeachment on trees and fraud. so they wrote in protest has also called
out about his policies since he came to power there was anger over the president's perceived support for islamist militants government surveillance and a willingness to sic to sink the e.u. further into debt the campaign received a large amount of support on facebook and twitter. and while the u.s. watches as economic fortunes dissipate china is basking in its own. think i'm happy that it's not going under but it shows government policy for a long time now let's encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies after the break report on the monumental buying spree that saying crisis rocked european icons for one upset another to insatiable chinese investors.
you're watching the weekly on aussie welcome back having a monster three trillion dollar war trast chinese firms have gone on a shopping offensive in europe just today it's been reported that beijing is on the brink of a multibillion deal to snap up shares in the u.k.'s nuclear industry and those even iconic london tocs is have been spared the interest of cash rich businessmen from beijing has and she's point a boycott reports. this time last year it looked like the iconic london cab would be consigned to the history books after it's made because the financially troubled london taxi company went into administration chinese manufacturer g.d. which already owns volvo stepped in and bought the company for eleven million
pounds the factory is now back in business this part of the assembly process is called the marriage of the carriage where the shape of the taxi. meets with the shafi of the taxi here but it's been marriage between the chinese manufacturer and g.e. on the london taxi company that managed to save a british icon from going out of production g.-d's pledged to invest a hundred and fifty million pounds into the coventry based business over the next five years promising to create jobs and develop new engines so the future really previously when we were. the financial resources to continue to develop the product as we would like to. gives us the ability to develop. which we could have only dreamed of financial analysts have called it a win win situation the london cab comes back from the brink of extinction while a major chinese manufacturer gets to invest in an exciting new project but what
does this say about the state of british industry business secretary vince cable called the chinese buyout a clear demonstration of the strength of the british car industry but the london cap is just the latest in a raft of u.k. businesses being sold off to foreign companies cadres chocolate is now american indian and the british airports authority spanish to some it represents a hollowing out of corporate britain and i'm happy that it's not going on that but it shows government policy for a long time now as encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies that means i would british companies are not competitive across the globe. so we're not putting in the right tax policies we're not dealing with regulation industries come welcome to have new investment it always is in the long term this takes away economic productivity from this country it means that stuff and jobs are more liable to go because there's allegiance between the companies that are owned by
foreign entities and their country rather than britain piece has been a cabbie for over forty years in a scene the london taxi company goes through several british owners i hopped in for a ride and asked him how he feels about turning chinese this is a shame that it's not owned by a british company but it's better than going to the wall or die lead the companies that are still british they would be faced with any time i see. r.t. london. and let's now have a look at some of china's recent investments in twenty ten a chinese comic a flush with money decided it would be easier to buy out sweden's troubled volvo than compete with it in january last year one of germany's premier concrete pump makers also sell to beijing's rate trysts the same month it's highly in your bill to build of heredity was snapped up by a company controlled by the chinese regime and then just
a few weeks of french fashion brand sonia rykiel was taken over by a hong kong based firm in keeping with the growing fondness for luxury and rajan meissen gael founder of an economic strategy consultancy firm says many european countries believe chinese investment poses a threat. a lot of european countries are very nervous about except seeing chinese cash who many of them and i think you find this in southern europe you find it in france you find it to some modest degree in germany also some countries think that they are threatened if china buys into their industrial base my own view is that that is entirely wrong my own view is that the industrial base of these countries will fail if you don't get the investment into them that will allow them to raise their productivity and to raise raise the profile of their
products it's something comparable to that which afflicted the africans earlier they think that by selling out their assets they actually somehow undermine their capacity to have an economy that is viable in the future i think they're wrong but time will tell. now look at some other world news in brief riot police have just a protest against any ruling family in bahrain's capital melba they reportedly used the buckshot tear gas and stun grenades injuring several demonstrators the protests started after the funeral of a shared detainee who died in a prison hospital following scent of a human voice claiming his death was caused by torture neglect. closure and so once again route through iraq officials say at least thirty one people have died and dozens have been wounded lost took place in seven states across the country mostly targeted crowded outdoor markets and bus stops one of them hits
a gathering of mourners for the seventeen victims of saturday's attack these years massive surge of violence has already claimed more than six thousand eight. a building collapse left five people buried and sixteen injured in northwest chiles saturday the borders of four workers have since been recovered while the search continues for the one remaining victim i witnessed to say the construction side had twenty people working on the roof and five on the first floor on the accident happened the cause of the collapse is being investigated. the elimination of syria's chemical arsenal has been praised by the nobel committee as this year's biggest leap towards global peace the international team currently working with the government on the destruction of the stockpiles has been hundred the annual award but little analyst martin mccall it's things there's a thorny path ahead of the group. but there was some of the chemical weapons may be
in rebel held territory. how do you access loose rebels who say they don't have any . there's ation we'll have to verify that that would be very tricky because a little bit with rebels and how many rebel groups are all over there are dozens of them this is the first time really got involved in the middle of a civil war. challenge for them they may in fact put one hundred people in the. hopes that they are secure and that they actually get on with the business of eliminating weapons but it will be very very difficult the first task is to eliminate the wherewithal which makes weapons. get the chemicals take them out of syria and destroy them and this is going to be a long process no one really expects one hundred percent of the weapons to be eliminated by the middle of next year or even the end of next year. always more dot
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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. we are. the russian parachute regiment small so is nobody but us. betting that they will push you harder than you've ever been pushed in your life. they say once a power of weighs a pound and many of the conscripts like to remind us. that's all. you see you're one of us now. that.