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it's attention to the place that something gulag of our minds. another day and yet more damaging revelations to the case communications headquarters is documents reveal the legs the chief h.q. went to to keep the mass surveillance program secret. also the price of membership london's being forced to cough up a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year for complying with use many regulations. they were ties are put to the test as turkey turns away from its allies seeking a missile the fans deal with china. this is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital armory and josh welcome to the program
now the snowden revelations keep on coming with the latest one hitting a target away from home exposing the efforts of british intelligence agency g c h q to keep their practices out of the public eye for fear of legal action. has the details. these latest documents reveal the long fight the g c h q had against making insists that evidence admissible in criminal trials that one of these memos detailing that g c h t's main concerns with reference to agency practices in the extension scape of them would lead to a damaging public debate now ironically of course that public debate already taking place in the at the moment on the back of those edward stated revelations and for the first time in a few weeks we're going to see the heads of m i five and six and he giving evidence
in public now that will be broadcast by our sas like link although there will be a short delay now perhaps we'll see as this public debate unfolds wheeling out some of the media friendly people the documents also revealing that they had a list of people they could rely on for press handling but the guardian newspaper really pulling no punches in their piece today saying that the revelations once again calling into question the lack of effective legal protections when it comes in thirteen of our communications and calling this a breach of trust by the u.k. government on the grandest scale. well all of this comes a day after it's been revealed down the n.s.a. has been eavesdropping on the conversations of thirty five world leaders france and germany are now demanding a no spying deal from washington to be struck by the end of the year nations have warned dad a lack of trust with washington could damage future intelligence cooperation a u.n.
resolution to restrain american spying has been proposed by germany and brazil which was also targeted by the embassy. from a private party says the government's reaction to the news shows who they really are protecting. revelations of the monitoring of world leaders phone has showed the breasts taking double standards of our ruling elite suddenly when it's a case of. telephone being tapped then we have the likes of. speaking out and saying it's a real scandal when actually when it's a case of ordinary citizens that's what the real scandal is the real scandal is the true extent of mass violence in the e.u. and of course beyond mr kay also pointed down british prime minister has been quite reluctant to take a firm stance on global surveillance what's been clear is that david cameron is not
willing to speak up in defense of britain and the british people when it comes to mass surveillance and indeed we've seen the extent of g c h q collusion with the n.s.a. for example in the temp or a program we've seen massive harvesting of the data through the fiber optic cables so i'm afraid we need to start to take responsibility in the united kingdom and number of people have taken a stand against the national security agency's surveillance programs and earlier in my colleague bob would say spoke to computer security professional riley who was forced to shut down he is in line service in response janice a practices they would require a search warrant to extract and if you are under the new lot of it they can use a pen or a disorder or a gay order which is a much lower standard to. providers or to ricky so we can't really operate in that environment so we preemptively shut the service down it was too risky. we've spoken
to the head of that lever bit so i want to just take a listen to that quickly. i know they threatened me on more than one occasion with jail i think the only reason they didn't do it is because if they had the service would have eventually shut down on its own with nobody to maintain it and the only reason they didn't arrest me after the shutdown was because of the the media the public city but it's pretty scary to think about what lengths they're willing to go to conduct these investigations fully agree with that he offered up a lot of it that being threatened with jail or prison for running a computer service for people is a very very scary proposition and i personally have no interest you going to approach this with to be a very specific legal standard where they need evidence about a specific person and a specific crime they bring that to a provider and they can then get record which is previously been the case but in this case they don't appear to have followed and it appears at least one judge was
willing to compel a provider to operate in violation of what i believe to be the u.s. constitution so until the result is very scary. we are closely watching the n.s.a. scowl which has dozens of countries and tangled and so log on to our website r.t. dot com to gain access to the latest updates bad ground and aspirate analysis on the story. right on the scene. were struck. and i think. the. staying in the u.s. and staying in there's been costing britain dearly and a recent report by an independent think tank says london spends twenty seven
billion pounds a year to comply with the blocks most costly regulations are just laura smith has been balancing the books. david cameron's in brussels this week to demolish the return of powers from the u. and he's got a new weapon in his all marie a report by think tank in europe fall from being a net beneficiary of all of these rules and regulations that really costing the u.k. taxpayer a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year. the hundred most expensive regulations stuff like rules on working hours g.m. food and a range of other addicts and found that at least twenty four cases the costs outweigh the benefits even according to the government. meaning that it's knowingly spending taxpayer money for no return in other cases the report found the benefits
of the regulations have been involved stated. that in the case of climate change regulation around ninety five percent of the expected benefits totally failed to materialize but this study only covers the top one hundred of the it's just the tip of the arts. and regulation which doesn't include. doesn't include. it is just red tape so obviously if britain left the e.u. tomorrow those costs wouldn't just disappear but at least say critics it would be british regulation of the british people are down and many see cameron's proposals for reform to this european summit as his first step in trying to change the balance of power with brussels ahead of the referendum he promised the british
people. meanwhile turkey is also frustrated with its relationship was brussels. this is the like him. and this platonic love affair. find out what's been stalling ankara's bid to join the twenty something they shouldn't and that's just to have her here in our to. speak your language anything about the war not a damn. good news program seems documentaries and spanish more messes to you breaking news a little tuna tip angles keep these stories. here. in troy i'll teach spanish to find out more visit. all tito it's comb.
they're doing whatever they want in syria these days and even the obama administration can do nothing to rein the saudis in i think the sad answer is that the united states doesn't have the power that it once had it doesn't have the leverage that it wants tries to work through allies through international organizations and occasionally on its own and deal with the court of public opinion that the best of america can but there there is a lot in the toolbox right now they're not many tools list.
no it doesn't but lateralized part obligation months on the show before that and that ben bernanke m.r. carney are trying to monetise their flatulence. that's the that's the economic growth in the u.k. they talk about g.d.p. annualizing at three percent growth but debts annualizing at nine percent growth and higher if you put the debts that are off the balance sheet like on the bank of england back into the banks and debts compound at twenty percent a year so three percent a year in g.d.p. growth even though it doesn't even discount for the actual inflation number the fact is you can count me in negative territory they're living on carty farts they're living on corny farts here that's their entire economic still called growth . for good. food food great hopes for freedom and democracy. substituted by great
disenchantment. what was expected to be a blessing to the country. turned out to be its course. george the story of the disappointment. welcome back you're watching r t now the us is at all odds with its nato ally turkey after ankara turned away from alliance members and seeking a multi-billion dollar military contract turkey is in talks with a chinese company to co-produce missile defense systems and that firms under american sanctions for violating a nonproliferation act want turkish analyst explained acar his motives to. american
. system is all of it so that the americans control the entire system if it is deployed rare as china is offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along control of the entire system what china has a stressed the missile the fans deal should not be politicized as it's actually all about normal commercial competition for fast serve bot she also told r.t. that the round gives ankara more grounds to dictate its own terms in relations with washington. the turkish government. of course negotiate this situation with americans but the americans have to make this point station that turkey is taking part in the production. process until now it was already all said. in turkey this was their new way of thinking to
a new set of confidence that turkey wants to be part of the entire process meanwhile another issue turning hands in turkey it's stalled you membership a bit and tensions are running high as marina finished now reports. always the bridesmaid but never the bride progress over turkey's accession to european union could be best described as. this is like a. platonic love affair the europeans doesn't want turkey to go away totally but doesn't want them in the house the talks started in two thousand and five but brussels still says turkey is not yet ready with the eurozone debt crisis raging turkey's membership plans look far less tempting everybody is concerned. further enlargement of the european union whether it's on the
balkans or in turkey. because much more travel and more problems for the european union turkish authorities say they are still keen on joining the e.u. family but there has been conflicting signals from an impatient and current prime minister erdogan recently threatened to turn away from e.u. if the country doesn't become a member before two thousand and twenty three many gree with that sentiment believe in a fast growing economic and strategic power will not profit from joining a political and economic zone in deep trouble it's very clear that brics countries have the future of the world the usa and the european union the don't know when and how they will overcome this economic crisis they are not going well and they did everything and they don't have any strategy to do now but the turkish opposition believes it cannot make prosperity is not the main issue they say
membership might help improve the domestic situation in the country where spiritual groups can't operate freely and last year turkey was accused of jailing more journalists than any other country in the world and the turkish policy at the moment. no policy i mean the europeans. i don't want turkey described as red a comfortable with that because they don't want to you we think this is wrong because we feel your accession is a strategic goal for turkey for its democracy to put it secular democracy approach it being a member of kyoto tried to communicate your nations and while the political sea still between brussels and and current goes up and down more and more people are becoming disenchanted with the idea as turkey has europe minister once said membership is like a pregnancy you either are or you are not where they go she has now continued for
eight years turkey is definitely not still and it seems to want it less and less reflection r.t. from turkey. elsa go to some other stories from around the world a car bomb blast in syria has killed at least forty people including seven children the explosion took place near a mosque in a town outside the capital damascus this comes after reports the syrian army killed the leader of the all nostra front a powerful al qaida linked rebel group but the government also claims its soldiers killed at least forty opposition fighters in an ambush near damascus seizing a large arms cache. thousands of people in the german city of hamburg have marched in support of african refugees around three hundred migrants from africa are now living in the city and are asking for residency and work permits demonstrators also join supporters of the asylum seekers will survive a shipwreck off the coast of the town an island of lampedusa three weeks ago. a
peaceful demonstration against bus fares in the brazilian city of san paolo has turned violent protesters vandalized ticket machines a.t.m. and set vehicles on fire why police responded with tear gas arresting over six people the high cost and poor. quality of public services has been a scourge for brazil activists complain the government is more interested in spending billions on preparations for the twenty fourteen world cup. iran's media says authorities there have hanged sixteen rebels in retaliation for the killing of border guards earlier the country's state news agency reported that seventeen soldiers were killed in clashes near pakistan and they were reportedly ambushed in the mountains outside the town of saravanan on iran southeast border the area which is known for as nic tensions also lies on a major drug route to europe.
now what makes the us one of the most overweight nation among developed countries food activists say it's all about addiction maintained by a subtle system of technological and marketing tricks by food corporations looks into what's feeding america's food habit. it's the richest country on earth where banks can't fail and waistlines can't stop expanding waistlines in america are growing alarming new study showing half of all americans could be obese and less than twenty years sugary drinks and wider waistlines go hand in hand with one out of every three adults clinically obese and forty percent of children officially overweight experts say food has become a drug and. cooked and marketed by an industry banking on addiction what science has done in its field lab and they've created these chemical concoctions
that are very sickly very fatty and very salty and they caught up with point scientists and food industry whistleblowers say big food companies engineer processed foods and beverages with ingredients that pique the taste buds while tricking the brain to think you're still hungry causing you to eat more but in a country where diabetes high cholesterol high blood pressure and heart disease are becoming all too common among millions of children and adolescents why don't food corporations create healthier recipes in one word. we are putting money. another major profit generating ingredient for big food is marketing in the u.s. there is virtually no regulation of food and drink advertising even when it's hard it's children. last year entertainer beyond say in a fifty million dollar endorsement deal with pepsi this came as the american heart association released
a report finding that twenty five thousand obesity related deaths in the u.s. back in two thousand and ten were linked to the over consumption of soda and other sugary drinks in france they have a warning label on it much like we have warning labels here in this country cigarettes a warning label on processed foods it says warning this food may be harmful to your health while europe. and countries require genetically modified foods to be labeled in the u.s. the biotech industry and corporations like pepsi co and coca-cola spent millions last year to defeat a california ballot initiative for g.m.o. labeling it's very difficult to get the right labeling standards on to the packaging is big pushback with. producers who do not want to label what really is going into a food supply whole foods market our grocery chain with three hundred thirty nine stores recently announced that it will begin labeling on all g.m.o. foods within the next five years it will be the first and only u.s.
retail store to require the food labeling on the other hand when it comes to soda regulation is off limits new york city mayor michael bloomberg recently lost his fight to limits the extra large serving sizes of sweet beverages in an effort to fight obesity. i. am very day and so to lovers like v.p. want to be sarah palin have celebrated the fact that americans can continue consuming and alarming amount of high fructose corn syrup and empty calories in one giant cup not sure if miss palin knows about the medical warnings indicating that if the country's health trend continues at its current pace nearly half of all americans will be obese by twenty thirty marina porton i.r.t. new york. well as always you're going to have a line for plenty more stories waiting for you on r t v dot com including. hundreds
of oil spills are kept secret from the public and one of america's the largest producing states on our website we've got a report of the house already has managed to keep them out of sight plus. eyes and fire the olympic flame shines its light on the north pole in style for the first time in history as part of the twenty fourteen relay bring you the best of the visual experience and over you have all the rest of the flames jury. now are interested in learning how to crack computer programs well that's why the hobby you better keep to yourself if you're in the u.s. breaking the set host abby martin explains. it turns out that not only the act of hacking can be you know legal trouble but now just labeling yourself as a hacker can get you into hot water last week a u.s. district court ruled that if you simply call yourself a hacker you can personally lead we have all your equipment taken without warning
in this particular case engineering laboratory but tell energy alliance is doing x. employee over claims that he stole software coding from a company and the idaho court decided that the employees computer could be confiscated without notice simply because his web site stated we like hacking things and don't want to stop yes that's right despite a fourth amendment language that protects individuals from a reasonable search and seizure hackers are apparently not included. and coming your way this warns of georgia's rose revolution caught on camera in our special report.
new zealand is boldly going where no government has gone before and according to reuters has decided to create a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs that is their opening pandora's box it have at least temporarily given approval to fifty substances for sale at special stores which are banned in most other countries the body is trying to take a more scientific approach and determine which substances are actually harmful to the user you know i've heard the argument that the war on drugs just wastes massive sums of money effort and lives and we need turn a futile battle which is true it does but the only option people give is just legalize all drugs there are a few problems with this when something is legal that tends to make it ok is it really ok for you to spend your whole life in a trance to avoid reality is it really ok for everyone in town on friday night after work to go on an ice crystal meth rampage the other problem is that the war on drugs fails because it's fighting the drugs and not the reason why people take them which is to escape reality why do people want to escape reality because in modern times or post modern times we live a soulless pointless isolated consumeristic existence of working in
a pointless office job just to get poor so we can scrape by and get some cheap plastic junk at wal-mart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with something through a needle but that's just my opinion. more news today. again fleda. these are the images. from history that. corporations are. well it does but what a lesson for complication monson on the show before that that ben bernanke m.r. carney are trying to monetize their flatulence that's the that's the economic
growth in the u.k. they talk about g.d.p. annualizing at three percent growth but debts annualizing at nine percent growth and higher if you put the debts that are off the balance sheet like on the bank of england back into the mix the debts compound a good twenty percent a year so three percent a year in g.d.p. growth even though it doesn't even discount for the actual inflation number the fact is you can't commies in negative territory they're living on party farts they're living on corny farts here that's their entire economic so-called growth. as you know. most everyone in my life that i cared about their goal much and then. i came to skin well. i was national champion in track and field and also was able to go and qualify for
the olympic games. you know nine hundred eighty eight i started to experiment with the drug. well the financial means that i head them was really on the street. lamp black market brown can't follow a great kid off the street. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such a. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand