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thousands of protesters converge on the u.s. congress to new laws to end mass spying by the national security agency. another day and yet more damaging revelations in the case communications head called his documents reveal the lengths that she thinks he went to keep the math surveillance programs secret. but it's not often you get to witness them over the real history but this is the first time really big of the north pole. crew follows that such twenty four. into the polar night will bring a spectacular which is all but in this half hour.
well over a good morning if you just joined us one is kevin i mean this is our two international just after one am here in moscow and the developing news story this morning crowds are flooding capitol hill in washington d.c. venting their fury against the n.s.a. sweeping surveillance practices the organizers say it's the largest pro previously rally in u.s. history he's going to cannes there with the demonstrators. people gathered here on the anniversary of the signing of the patriot act twelve years ago they say that was the day when in the name of fighting terror their rights were taken away from them against the tradeoff between security and liberty between security and privacy and they say it is a trade off also people here say that they are tired of lies that the government
has been telling to cover up their mass spying year ago the director of national intelligence james clapper said no when asked whether the n.s.a. was collecting data on millions of americans edward snowden's revelations of course confirmed that was a lie in the latest i've heard was that just within a month the n.s.a. spied on more than one hundred and twenty four billion phone calls worldwide means that every single person on earth is facing the risk of being caught up in the n.s.a. dragnet what people here why they demand a meaningful surveillance law they came here with a petition with more than five hundred thousand signatures on it demanding congress investigate the n.s.a. spying programs the senate judiciary and intelligence committee. hearings so they want to make sure that their voices are heard congress is now divided into those
who demand a drastic overhaul of the spying programs and those who suggest. a bit more oversight now one of the main messages of this rally is watch the watchers some people are asking is it really possible because so far a new light that's been shed on the watchers through whistleblowers. the other cities but under fire over its overseas activities as well this past week revelations that it's been eavesdropping on including the german chancellor angela merkel about outrage in europe however we've been getting reports to the president obama told in a phone conversation he had no knowledge of what was going on to civil rights richard but he does. the united states'. relationship with other countries is based on this notion of quote unquote american exceptionalism and there is in fact an american exceptionalism that no other
country in the world spies and everybody else and all of and all other countries that feels free to intervene and all other countries and the fact that this is come to light shows the real nature of the relationships that even among the allies they are in contention in competition with each other and not to mention the kind of relationship that. it's carried out against those countries that the united states considers to be its enemies. back in america american internet service providers also feeling the pressure crypto seal which allowed users to browse the web anonymously is closed following the same path as lava bit the e-mail encryption service of course used by edward snowden now the big closed in all his stuff refusing to cooperate with you and i say now crypto seal co-founder ryan lucky tells us what was behind his decision to close down. they would require a search warrant to extract keys and in turn under the new. law which case they can use a pen register order it's already ordered which is
a much lower standard to compel providers to turn over keys so we can't really operate in that environment so we preemptively shut the service down it was too risky to operate 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 in going to. another strand of the story british intelligence has been trying desperate to keep its surveillance practices secret wary of public anger and legal challenges if details came out it's emerged mental documents leaked by edward snowden and obtained by the guardian newspaper but as sarah first reports the spy agencies was three years already seemed to be coming true. these latest documents reveal the long fight that g c h t had against making interset evidence admissible in criminal trials now 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 snowden revelations and for the first time in a few weeks we're going to see the heads of m i five and my six anti c.-h. he giving evidence in public now that will be broadcast virus satellite link although there will be a short delay now perhaps we'll see as this public debate unfolds wheeling out some of their 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 to inception of all communications and calling this a breach of trust by the u.k.
government on the grandest scale will wall the story broke david cameron signed the e.u. member who against u.s. spying for moammar five age very mush told me how the problem is to was a socially backed into a corner there. well you would have to do that a bit like and america has to say that she is outraged about the fact that her but personal phones have been intercepted by the n.s.a. when the initial disclosure came up with snowden saying that we would all be data mined and surveyed our politicians were slightly less indignant sure we say i think cameron has to do this he asked to show that he is concerned about the issues of surveillance but we have to also acknowledge that g.h.q. and the german v.n.d. intelligence agency have been reportedly very close allies and have been doing the dirty work for the n.s.a. so let's not lose sight. for a lot more produce more updates on the revelations that just keep on coming on the u.k. intelligence agency g c h q at a website or two dot com. torches reached the north pole for the
first time as part of the ambitious such a twenty fourteen relay artie's james brown's joined the arctic voyage great trip this on board a nuclear icebreaker. just in case you didn't actually believe we were going to the north pole i think that eliminates any down doesn't it you might think it's just before the dawn or just before the sun sets but actually we're right smack bang in the middle of the day in fact it's just gone twelve thirty in the afternoon but of course the further north we go the less daylight we're getting the polar nights are coming into full effect and as you can see our ice breaker is really having to prove our worth now. a thing you can see everything's getting rather busy and excited up here and we're all on the bridge for the final approach. sorry
lympics flame away from to make its way onto the north pole. top of the world. was. well it's not often you get to witness a moment of real history but this is the first time to be in a big moment ever been made of the north pole exactly right. and i'm here to see. james. while that historic journey continues europe's leaders have been grappling with more monday masses stifling red tape in fact
a friday summit in brussels failed to persuade the rest of the block to curb what it sees as pointless regulations that are nonetheless taking a heavy toll on the u.k. . laura smith reports from london david cameron's in brussels this week to demand the return of powers from the u. and he's got a new weapon in his armory a report by think tank. fall from being a net beneficiary of all of brussels rules and regulations that costing the u.k. taxpayer a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year open europe has looked at the hundred most expensive regulations stuff like rules on working hours g.m. food and a range of other diktats and found that in at least twenty four cases the cost outweigh the benefit 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. reckon that in. around ninety five percent of the expected benefit totally failed to materialize but this study only covers the top one hundred of those have shown it's just the tip of the iceberg so. no 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 as. many see cameron's proposals for reform into this european summit as his first step in trying to change the balance
this is our teams coming up to forty minutes past one of the morning i have a moscow thanks play with this and afghan soldiers being killed after he turned his gun on the international troops he was serving alongside at a military base outside kabul hundred least one nato soldier was injured in that incident is the fourth such type of thing to happen this month he. told me what he believes is behind these attacks first of all there is real or perceived humiliation. among. all the last ten years twelve years of occupation. most of the fighting is being done by afghans why will about one hundred thousand foreign troops are protected by contractors so there is a feeling in afghanistan both in the army and the police and in the civilian population that the americans and other nato troops are actually protecting themselves and getting ready to get out. nato member turkey's coming under fire
from its arlo's for considering a multi-billion dollar military contract now with china and korea holding talks with a chinese firms co-producer of missile shield whoever the u.s. says the deal could undermine allied air defense systems dr hussein bad she an analyst explain what's motivating what's motivating turkey to look towards china take a look the american. system is always so that the americans control the entire system if it is deployed rare as china offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along control of the entire system but apparently the sides agree the deal will be a purely commercial matter however the u.s. has launched technical discussions with key on the potential impact of this plans professor baji again about why and crew wants more leverage in its relationship
with washington the turkish government. of course negotiate this situation with the americans but the americans have to make this concession that turkey is taking part in the production mechanism process until now it was always offset filling of the plans and in turkey this was a new way of thinking a new third planted and that turkey wants to be part of the entire process. i want tensions running high within nato turkey is paid for membership in another block the european union is a seeing any progress as r.t. for national reports next ankara is growing increasingly frustrated because of their. 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. in 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 then 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 to bomb and . no policy. the europeans. i don't really want turkey discovered at this rate a comfortable with that because they don't want to you we think this is wrong because we feel that your accession is a strategic call for turkey for its democracy for that secular democracy
approach it being a member of the euro the community of nations and while the political see saw 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 says now continuing for eight years turkey is definitely not still and it seems to want it less and less reflection r.t. from turkey. on top of the quake warning and tsunami warning earlier in the week now japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plants getting more welcome attention we're talking about online getting the fix to former cleanup workers pointed to major blunders in the plant's operations and accuse the management of exploitation even lafayette connection is going to read more about salty dog home. from high hopes the big disappointment much anticipated biopic called wiki leaks founder julian
assange says quote a hostile reception find why on our website the state is being done with. the us obesity rates become a key health concern affecting one in three adults these days some say the phenomenon is a direct result of the tricks that food companies used to get consumers addicted to their products out is what important investigates. 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 on water 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 is food
science has done it's the 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 greed. 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 cigarettes they put a warning label on. it says warning this food make be harmful to your health while europe. in 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 or grocery chain with three hundred thirty nine stores recently announced that he will begin labeling 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. may and so to lovers like v.p. want to be sarah pailin 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. so we'll do so brief a green peace activist to take his campaign to new heights in france suspended himself now in full in protest against russia's detention of thirty members of his organization the landowner mountaineering tent from the second floor and then unfilled abana before firefighters took him down again two hours later last month the greenpeace team attempted to board that arctic all drilling platform is still being held but russian prosecutors this week would use the charges against them from piracy to hooliganism. hundreds of protesters of attacked a bus station of brazil's largest city sao paolo after a peaceful march against high ticket prices turned ugly police tear gassed the crowd after rioters vandalized thirty thousand cash machines and set vehicles alight up to seventy eight arrests with a bit brazilians have been rallying against mismanagement of public services in cities throughout the country since june and has also been fueled by the government's massive spending on preparations for the twenty fourteen world cup.
in berlin and several hundred people have taken part in this unauthorized demonstration at the brandenburg gate that rally against police brutality and germany's persecution of asylum seekers was organized online at the same time thousands of people in hamburg to march in support of african refugees around three hundred migrants from africa are now living in that city seeking residency and the right to work. iranian media reporting that the authorities of hanging sixteen rebels in retaliation against the recent killings of border troops earlier the state news agency reported that seventeen soldiers died in clashes near pakistan they were reportedly ambushed in the mountains outside the town of saddam on iran southeast a border the area known for its interethnic tensions also laws of a major drug route to europe to thank speak with us america's surveillance addiction gets the martin treatment next on r.t. .
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 you 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 walmart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with something through a needle but that's just my opinion. of . what's going on guys i mean martin and this is breaking news that the n.s.a. is the leaky faucet just won't stop therapy and we hardly know that the us government has it and it told me years of world leaders and france and germany and brazil and just yesterday. we learned the extent of the n.s.a.'s global spying
apparatus goes well beyond these three countries yes apparently eavesdropping on the phone calls of longtime allies just isn't enough to quell uncle peeping sam's voyeurism addiction according to a two thousand and six classified memo released by the guardian the n.s.a. has monitored the phone calls of thirty five world leaders and the best part is that the memo acknowledges that the spying has produced virtually no report of all intelligence so not only are we pissing off our most trusted allies but we're doing it for no reason. i think we all know what's really going on here this gives the us the upper hand on virtually all diplomatic issues what better way to win that chess game of global politics if you already know everyone's next move a bunch of the benefits this information could provide american industry and in fact n.s.a. carries out industrial espionage on a regular basis so if you're sick of being a citizen of a country that the global community is turning against then join all of us tomorrow in d.c. in front of union station at eleven thirty in the morning to tell the government to
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