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i'm going to. let. thousands of protesters converge on the u.s. congress demanding new laws to end mass spying by the national security agency. another day and yet more damaging revelations of the case communications head cool says the documents reveal the lengths that g.c. h.q. went to to keep the mass surveillance programs to. an epic moment as they go limp a torch reaches the top of the world. where it's not open to the whistleblower the real it's true but this is the first story the really big moment every minute of the world told her exactly right. join our team as crew as it follows the softer
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twenty four team torch relay into the polar night. live from our moscow studios you're watching r t thank you for joining us crowds have flooded capitol hill in washington d.c. venting their anger against the n.s.a. sweeping surveillance practices the organizers say it's the largest pro privacy rally in u.s. history artie's gonna teach a con is in the american capital. thousands of people gathered here on the anniversary of the signing of the patriot act twelve years ago they believe that was the day when in the name of fighting terror their rights have been taken away from them they believe that the tradeoff between security and privacy is a false one people here say that they are tired of lies that the government has
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been telling to cover up their mass spying after all just a 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 and 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 that means that every single person on earth is facing the risk of being caught up in the n.s.a. dragnet and the person edward snowden thanks to whom this protest is happening is now holed up in russia because here in the states he would sure be in jail by now people at this rally dows of people in fact demand a meaningful surveillance a long way for him they came with a petition signed by more than five hundred thousand people demanding congress investigate the n.s.a. spying programs the senate judiciary and intelligence committees planned hearings
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on those programs so they want to make sure that their voices are heard actually one of the main messages of this rally is watch the watchers but the question is is there really possible because so far any light that's been shed on the watchers was through whistleblowers in washington i'm going to check on. the n.s.a. has been under fire for its overseas activities as well revelations it's been eavesdropping on key allies including german chancellor angela merkel have got europe outraged it's since emerged that president obama has told marc all in a phone call that he had no knowledge this was going on i asked charlie mcgrath from wide awake news about what else might have missed the president i. it could be a lot i mean you know our n.s.a. our security induction complex our security state our alphabet agencies that are watching the people of this country in the world they seem to taken on
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a life of their own of their own i find it hard to believe that the president states doesn't understand who it's terrifying if it is true that our president and our congress has no idea who the n.s.a. and all these other alphabet spy agencies are listening to tracking monitoring including the american people let alone you know scores of a leaders around the world coincides with the signing of the patriot act how has post nine eleven security really benefited the united states and what you've seen and in your time as a journalist since since nine eleven it's not benefit of the american people it's not been for benefited freedom or sovereign nations on this planet one bit you know the placate us with platitudes from washington d.c. that we're safer world but we're not we destabilized the world hundreds of thousands if not millions of people have died in the name of prosecuting a war on terror and we've lost our freedom in this country where teligent has been trying desperately to keep its surveillance practices secret wary of public anger
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and legal challenges that's emerged from internal documents leaked by edward snowden and obtained by the guardian newspaper but as r.t. sara first reports the spy agencies worst fears are already coming true. these latest documents reveal the long fight the t.c.h. had against making insists that 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 scope of the 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 six and t.c.h. he giving evidence in public now that will be broadcast virus satellite link
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although there will be assured still a 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 in calling this a breach of trust by the u.k. government on the grandest scale. now while the g c h q story broke david cameron signed the e.u. memo against u.s. spying former m i five agent and he told us how the prime minister was essentially backed into a corner. well you would have to do that to be like and i'm going to merkel has to say that she is outraged about the fact that her but personal phones have been intercepted by the and say when the unit will disclose it came up with snowden
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saying that we will all be data mined and surveyed our politicians with slightly less indignant should 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 tools that knowledge 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 of american internet service providers are also feeling the pressure. for me to get a service for people is a very very scary proposition and i personally have no interest in. crypto c. allowed users to browse browse the web anonymously but it's closed following the likes of love a bit e-mail encryption service used by edward snowden that closed in august after refusing to cooperate with the n.s.a. on line watch our full interview with qatar seal co-founder ryan lackey.
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for the first time in its history the olympic torch has been lit on the north pole it's part of the ambitious saatchi twenty fourteen relay for months the flame will travel thousands of kilometers across russia by torchbearers on foot by car sea plane train even slay before it reaches the host city of the winter games in february our own james brown to witness this epic journey on the top of the world. just in case you didn't actually believe we were going to the north pole i think that eliminates any doubt that. you might think it's just before the dawn just before the sun sets but actually we're right smack bang in the middle of the day in fact it's just thirty in the afternoon but of course the further north we go the less daylight we're getting the polar nights coming in full effect and as you can see our ice breaker is really having to prove our worth now. you can see everything
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is getting rather busy and excited. bridge for the final approach. and then pick flame. make its way to the north pole. let her talk to the. law. but it's not often you get to witness a moment of real history but this is the first time i've been a big claim it's ever been made at the north pole exactly that. and i'm here to see . the torch is on its journey to such. one hundred
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twenty three days. through two hundred cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand. in a record setting trip. here to see numbers face. lift the torch relay. m r t h e r. and membership fee of twenty seven billion pounds a year is enough to make anyone wince for britain that's the price of being in the e.u. club the prime minister says it's too much of it that goes on red tape but he's failed to convince the others in the group that they should drop some of the stifling overreaching regulations artie's laura smith reports. 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. being
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a net beneficiary of all of rules and regulations. costing the u.k. taxpayer a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year in europe 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. in other cases the report the benefits of the regulations have been involved. in 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 just the tail of the arts.
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and regulation which doesn't include. it is just red tape 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. 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's promised the british people. there's a reason americans are losing the battle of the ball. one koblenz like agree. with the obvious leader of the money public health. from the lab to the flab are to look said who's benefiting from the lip smacking concoctions that are piling on the pounds that's up to the break.
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or. who grace hopes for freedom and democracy. substituted by great disenchantment. what was expected to be a blessing to the country. turned out to be its curse. georgia the story of the disappointment.
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more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images those world has been seeing from the streets of canada. the giant corporations are rooted a clue. watching r.t. live from our studios in moscow and lindsey france thanks for joining me and you green on blue attack at a military base outside of kabul has left one afghan private dead at least one nato soldier injured it's the fourth such incident this month involving afghan servicemen turn their guns on the international troops are fighting alongside some one hundred coalition personnel have been killed in insider attacks since two thousand and twelve more than half of those in the last ten months alone middle east history expert deepak turk pasi told r.t.
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what he believes is behind this aggression first of all there is really a lot. of. over the last ten years twenty years or what you know most of the fighting is being done by afghans while about one hundred thousand foreign troops 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 truly protecting themselves and getting ready to get out. nato member turkey is coming under fire from its allies over its talks with the chinese firm on building a multibillion dollar anti-missile system the u.s. has voiced its concern warning that deal could undermine allied air defenses and a less dr hussein bug she explained what's motivating turkey. the american.
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system is always or the americans control the entire system if it is deployed whereas china is offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along with the control of the entire system even though washington's a bit upset the deal is hardly likely to threaten turkey's membership of nato both agree it would be a purely commercial matter professor bob cheek told r.t. that china seems to be stirring it up its own international clout. many voices in nato circles through the turkish would leave nato if such a decision is going to be realized but i don't think so that turkey is leaving nato because of this decision the question is. china of course is the winner of the game
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that china is now attracting. like turkey and maybe some others. will go also. influenced by this decision we will see it online for you right now there's a government ministry in venezuela created purely to make sure everyone's feeling cheery get more in the deputy ministry of social happiness and that it's supposed to fly smiles on people's faces through social media programs. also think this is a rock think again read about the technology that's far from being stone age eight with camera alarm systems and online access. one in three americans are carrying way more weight than they should but how much is there obesity down to cover chemical conjuring by the major food companies artie's marina porter has been finding out. it's the richest country on earth where
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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 in 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 is 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 one scientist 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
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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's 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 on cigarettes they put 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
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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 the producers who do not want to label what really is going into our food supply whole foods market our grocery chain with three hundred thirty nine stores recently announced that he 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.
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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 portnoy r.t. new york the dangers of literally throwing money at a problem will be looked at two hours when max and states are here for another kaiser report. it's an interesting to us from trolling for good he said his mind blue quantitative easing underpins wall street such that any signs of a weak economy push the market higher the markets get bloated as soon as there's any bad signs it is the refined bread the process foods are put into the system people
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are like yes this is great because now the fed's going to feed us more hot air of quantitative easing you know we've talked about collateralized for obligation on the show before ben bernanke you know mark 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 bits that are off the balance sheet like on the bank of england back into the mix 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 economies in negative territory they're living on carney farts they're living on court a far two year that's their tirade going to mix so colegrove. a look at some other international news stories greenpeace activists has taken his
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campaign to new heights in france suspending him self from the eiffel tower in protest against russia's detention of thirty members of his organization hanging from the second story unfold a banner before firefighters brought him down two hours later last month a greenpeace team attempted to board an arctic oil drilling platform they're still being held but russian prosecutors this week reduced the charges against them from piracy to hooliganism. opposing demonstration groups of clash in germany's capital leading to several arrests the trouble started when a right wing group turned out to protest against a new refugee shelter in berlin counter-rally from left wing activists all riot police deployed to keep them apart the shelters generated much local unrest since it opened in august. families saudi women have gotten behind the wheel and are breaking the law with an online protest to get the right to drive in the islamic country over sixty of them posted videos on you tube in
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their third major stand for their rights in twenty years' time they attracted a record number of activists earlier this year thousands of saudis signed an online petition calling the prohibition on women drivers outdated. with georgia about to vote for a new president are to find out what ten years under mikhail saakashvili brought to the country that's up next. it seems like politicians can get away with anything nowadays but not all of them the former mayor of failed detroit has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after being found guilty of committing record tiering conspiracy fraud extortion and tax crimes while mayor yeah the prosecutors say he funneled millions of dollars
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to himself and family members all while detroit moved headstrong towards the bankrupt state it is in today this is big news not because some mayor took bribes but because he got punished the judge you convicted him stated why this is such an important case she said at the very least a significant sentence will send a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated yes sending a message you see corrupt officials are usually cowards and they do what they do because they feel they can get away with it when you start to put the fear of god into them they start to behave much better so the question is will the mainstream media grab the story and really use the conviction of detroit's former mayor as an example probably not but it would really help the country if they would but fascist . a different georgia was built in front of the very eyes of tbilisi citizens that made architecture was dismissed and the president personally approved
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a new ridiculous constructions bridge or a console shaped like giant pipes they were erected in tbilisi ruining the historical parts of the city it's clear that the georgian authorities were keen on pushing for maybe a substance besides the capital the president experimented on the city of but to me several pointless skyscrapers were built. philly regarded everything. this is personal villa he got on his private jet landed here and then threw parties with lots of girlfriends the boulevard was closed off of course this is outrageous this was the case not justin but to me. to believe the two. georges ruling elites combined a passion for western ways with the. traditional majority of georgian spiegel understand the russian language and the history of bushie every family is linked
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with russia and all of a sudden georgians were forced to think that anything russian is bad lessons were dropped from curriculum in schools and movies with and from television a new generation of georgians grew up not knowing a single. we don't get to speak russian often. there is much more practice in english. to be looking for the cause of this hatred to anything russian demonstrated by seconds really does seem strange because they were all born and grew up in this. we're always looking for some philosophical roots for these phenomena. so you ask why well there's a simple reason they link their career their well being their future the only with the west but not with the interests of georgia.
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the establishment specifically the former ruling elite are extreme rusa photo ops. when they play they even show contempt for the georgian king kali. well ordinary few. feel russians are closer than europeans. in every georgian village people still remember the times of the soviet union with nostalgia it was a time when russians and georges lived together in peace and visit each other regularly of course it's the older generation that still has these memories. did you watch the old soviet movie father of a soldier plough the land first and then you sow the seeds first comes russia and then europe we should lose russia those who lived in those times who saw what it
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was like back then want to get back to the old way. of the young people don't understand it they didn't live back then. they can only get this experience from us. has worked his whole life is a pot making juice to sell in russia hundreds of why import so unique georgian pans can't see he now lives from hand to mouth. go to russia just sell apples or whatever and they are in their income this way now they don't want us anymore they don't let us ordinary people are struggling looking for whatever food they can come across. time is passing us but we never had any democracy don't trust those talking heads on the television. no dorry says that young people sometimes came for russian lessons but he complains that he does this .


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