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i think i like. thousands of protesters converge on the us congress demanding new laws too and that spying by the national security agency. another day and yet more damaging revelations to the u.k.'s communications head called the documents reveal the lengths the g.c.g. went to to keep the mass surveillance programs to. an epic moment as the olympic torch reaches the top of the world. where it's not opening to witness the birth of a religious group but it is the first story of the deliberate roman government told
all right you. join our tease crew is it follows the saucy twenty fourteen torch relay into the polar night. live from our studios in moscow you're watching r t i'm lindsey france thanks for joining me crowds of flooded capitol hill in washington d.c. venting their fury against the n.s.a. sweeping surveillance practices the organizers say it's the largest probe privacy rally in u.s. history artie's guyana to check on 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're tired of lies that the government has 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 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
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 that it's been eavesdropping on key allies including german chancellor angela merkel got europe outraged it's since emerged that president obama has told markell 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 a life of their of their own i find it hard to believe that the president and 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. british intelligence
has been trying desperately to keep its surveillance practices secret wary of public anger a legal challenge as that's emerged from internal documents leaked by edward snowden and obtained by the guardian newspaper but as r t sarah firth 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 them would lead to a damaging public debate now i want to clear 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 g 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 in calling this a breach of trust by the u.k. government on the grandest scale. now while the do see h.q. story broke david cameron signed the e.u. memo against us spying former m i five agent and he told us how the prime minister was essentially backed into a corner. well you will 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 n.s.a. when the unit will disclose just came up with snowden 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 to also acknowledge that g c h q and the german v.n.d. the 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. here with britain or running computer service for people is a very very scary proposition i personally have no interest in crypto sale allowed users to browse the web anonymously but it is closed following the likes love of it the real information service used by edward snowden that closed in august after refusing to cooperate with the n.s.a.
online watch our full interview with chris co-founder of ryan lackey. 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 in four months the flame will travel thousands of kilometers across russia by torchbearers on foot by car sea plane train and even slay before it reaches the host city of the winter games in february artie's james brown witnessed it epic journey to 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 gone twelve thirty in the afternoon but of course the further north we go the less daylight we're getting the polar nights coming into full effect and
as you can see all right spike is really having to prove our worth now. you can see everything is getting rather busy and excited and we're all on the bridge for the final approach. sorry lympics flavor. make its way to the north pole. her top of the world. but it's not often you get to witness a moment of real history but this is the first time that the in a big claim is ever been made of the north pole exactly that. and i'm here to say that. the torch is on its journey to such. one hundred
twenty three days. through some nine hundred cities of russia. really by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. torch relay. m r t r t. and membership fee of twenty seven billion pounds is enough to make anyone when. it's 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 to red tape but he's failed to convince the others in the group that they should drop some of these stifling and overreaching regulations artie's laura smith reports. 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 all marie a report by think tank. being a net beneficiary of all of brussels rules and regulations. costing the u.k. tax 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 at least twenty four cases the cost outweigh the benefit even according to the government. meaning that it's knowingly spending taxpayer money to know. 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 others it's just the tip of the arts.
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 british people. many see cameron's proposals for reform to this european summit as his first step in trying to change the balance of power with brothels ahead of the referendum he's promised the british people. there's a reason americans are losing the battle of the bulge. in one word. the obvious leader of the mommy i want help. from the lab to the flab
party looks at his benefiting from the lip smacking concoctions that are piling on the pounds after the break. first rate. and i think you're. on the record with the. instrument. being. the fact that the military practiced at any given moment in palestinian towns on palestinian people you know doing false arrests which is basically like like a normal arrest that you actually drag somebody out of his house in the middle of the night don't know difference is that the person that you are arresting is not really wanted for anything this is just for practice for training the soldiers now
obviously one of the reasons that it's being done even older to actually train the soldiers which is problematic by itself but i would say that if you look at the whole of the testimonies of hundreds of soldiers you will see that the main mission around this is to terror the palestinian society as a whole not just the gunmen men women and children everybody needs to be afraid of you because that creates effective control over the palestinian population. because love. living my dreams. but he couldn't hold onto the research scene as i was growing up a teacher and now she runs her own factory. they slow down a challenge to man there's no alcohol or smoking and even coffee is forbidden they worship the sun and.
will hate it when. men versus women on o.t. . welcome back you're watching are to live from our moscow studios a new green on blue attack at a military base outside of kabul has left one afghan private dead and at least one nato soldier enter its fourth such incident this month involving afghan servicemen turning their guns on the international troops they're fighting alongside now 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 middle east history expert deepak tryptophan you told r.t. 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 patient so most of the fighting is being done by afghans was about one hundred thousand foreign troops are protected by contractors so there is a feeling in afghanistan both in the me 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 this is over talks with the chinese firm on building a multibillion dollar anti-missile system the u.s. has voiced its concern warning the deal could undermine the allied air defenses analysts dr hussein explained what's motivating turkey. american. system is always so that the americans control the entire system if it is deployed
where as china is offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along control of the entire system the washington is a bit upset the deal is hardly likely to threaten turkey's membership of nato both agree it would be a purely commercial matter if us or bob g. told r.t. that china seems to be stirring up its international clout many voices in nato circles say that turkey should 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 competitive and china of course is the winner of the game that china is now attracting and countries like turkey and maybe some other countries that will go also. influenced by this decision
a little feet. on line for you right now there's a new government ministry in venezuela created purely to make sure everyone is feeling more cheery get more on the deputy ministry of supreme social happiness and how it's supposed to put a smile on people's faces through social programs. also think this is a rock think again about the technology that's far from being stone age complete with camera alarm system and online access.
one in three americans are carrying more weight than they should but how much is there obesity down to cover chemical conjuring by the major food companies artie's more in a port has been finding out. 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 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 food science has done it's a 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 when one word. 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 a warning label on processed foods it says warning this food may be harmful to your health while european 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 push back with the 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 it 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. am saying hey and soda 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 port i.r.t. new york. the dangers of literally throwing money at a problem will be looked at next hour when max and stacey are here for another kaiser report take a look. at an interesting tweet to us from trolling for good he said his mind
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 are like yes this is great because now the fed's going to feed us more hot air of quantitative easing that we've talked about collateralized for obligations bonds on the show before that 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 bets 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 konami still call growth. a look now at some other international news stories and greenpeace activists has taken its campaign to new heights france suspending himself from the eiffel tower in protest against russia's detention of thirty members of his organization hanging from the second story he unfurled a banner before firefighters brought him down two hours later last month a greenpeace team attempted to board arctic oil drilling platform they're still being held but russian special prosecutors this week reduced the charges against them from piracy to hooliganism. opposing demonstration groups have clashed in germany's capital leading to several arrests the trouble started winning right wing group turned out to protest against a new refugee shelter in berlin but
a counter-rally from left wing activists riot police deployed to keep them apart the shelter has generated much local unrest since it opened in august. these 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 their third major stand for their rights in twenty years this time say attracted a record number of activists earlier this year thousands of saudis signed an online petition calling on the prohibition of women drivers as outdated. with georgia about to vote for a new president artie finds out what ten years under mikhail saakashvili has brought to the country that's up next.
the fact that the military is practicing in any given moment in palestinian towns on palestinian people you know doing. is basically like like a normal wrist that you actually drag somebody out of his house in the middle of the night don't know difference is that the person that you are arresting is not really wanted for anything this is just for practice for training the soldiers now obviously one of the reasons that it's being done even older to actually train the soldiers which is problematic by itself but i would say that if you look at the whole. testimony of hundreds of soldiers you will see that the main mission. is to tear the palestinian society as a whole not just the gunmen men women and children everybody needs to be afraid of you because that creates effective control over the palestinian population. we speak your language i mean. these programs these documentaries in spanish.
protesting against and with shame and not say demanding he steps down as president thirty five year old mikheil saakashvili storms the parliament he's wearing a bulletproof vest under his coat his supporters are holding brothers this new revolution needed a symbol is really challenged the man who had supported and defended him this happens in politics a new page in history often starts with betrayal. and you're telling me. i yell safety to show love of course he was scared he didn't know what would happen . most he chose the i don't much on bush by also was mostly concerned about himself and beyond results him that bush stole it on he didn't care much about the safety of innocent people like a fool but a. good guy george shows in two thousand and three was covered with roses and fire.
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