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this is why you should care only on the orgy dot com. this is r.t. tonight eavesdropping on allies the latest n.s.a. leaks shows the agency's been want to treat with german chancellor cell phone for over a decade you can feel them to europe's frustration over u.s. surveillance practices also this week. i remember flying out of the window and suddenly i was on the street and handing. out he talks to survivors of that suicide blast that hit the crowded bus in the russian city of volgograd. america's a man killing machine is still condemnation from amnesty international and human rights watch who say the drone strikes in pakistan and yemen may constitute war crimes. and the syrian government presents its full list of its
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chemical weapons now and its plans to destroy them while nineteen opposition groups refused to attend that long awaited peace conference in geneva. over a given for me kevin owen if you're just joining us this is r.t. it's a weekly roundup of the top stories of the last seven days eleven pm here in moscow and first the german chancellor has been a target of u.s. surveillance for over a decade according to that leaked n.s.a. documented tain by german media it follows earlier reports of american spies tapping the phones of dozens of world leaders in a phone call to president obama merkel said the monitoring would be a breach of trust if confirmed she also said that spying of among friends simply doesn't work well of barmer apparently apologized and reportedly claimed to have had no knowledge of such practices before. however germany's build newspaper goes
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as far as suggesting he actually encouraged the bugging of merkel's phone the documents no show that her number was on the n.s.a.'s watch list from two thousand and two that's three years before she became chancellor comment from french former french president dominic de ville poland he told us he never expected american surveillance to go this far we knew that. some practices were existed but the search and overall system this came as a surprise for everybody in fact what we are seeing today is that the incredible privileges of the u.s. administration over the control of the world system we knew that the u.s. were controlling the financial system through the banking dominance of some big banks through the dollar currency as a reserve currency but controlling internet controlling the information you know well this is it privilege in monopoly if we are going to follow up in the same
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direction then confrontation might be electable former prime minister there of course slip of the time although i'm sure he would've liked the promotion ok let's now talk show week to mark mason france's standing behind germany its condemnation of u.s. eavesdropping but in a twist of the story we're learning today that french spying agency been working closely with the n.s.a. german media reporting that surveillance tape has long been shared between the countries masons on the line is a political analyst talk bit more about this other mark if german and french intelligence at this close working relationship that we've been hearing about we had that germany had it working with them even back in the summer why wasn't america coming completely true and honest about this working relationship why was it going behind their backs like this. i f. stone famously said all governments lie and. united states government lies it's unfortunately it's routine and in fact if governments and
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corporations didn't lie every day we would have no need for you and the media and journalists no need for journalists whatsoever. would have no need for the international civil liberties heroes edward snowden and chelsea manning. but they lie even among friends that this supposedly best buddies wait if you want to for one of the credit when there's a lot of trust about data sharing well surely that is going to backfire at some point like it has now. the us is the current global empire will not rest until it knows everything that everyone on the planet planet is doing that's really what the goal of this is where is this going everyone on the planet will be under surveillance that's where the it's in a safe spying is going they're spending fifty two billion dollars per year and so we have this whole terry industrial complex it's driving the politics that controls
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the politics and who's money in driving that force who what is driving that force. it's the corporatocracy it's the money system it's the bankers it's the big oil corporations why is the n.s.a. spying spying on the brazilian national oil company petro brass here who we have kerry claiming that the n.s.a. is that protecting the world from terrorists is petro bras the oil company of brazil a terrorist suspect of course not so we can see that they're also not only lying about the fact that they are and have been for ten more than ten years buying our chancellor merkel but they're lying about their ranks are now the reason for their spying what was the russian out in any shape or form to spy particularly or to get information particularly out of miracles foes. the n.s.a. has claimed that the government of germany is a third tier partner the entire world when you have a global empire you live in
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a world of paranoia and you want to all in and control all information in all people so there's no in worrying about what will be the future policy of the merkel government in germany will they come forward and oppose the illegal and the war crimes that president obama is committing with its growth as a as a nation program is mind boggling is that. there is sadly a times up speech again the thank you for your thoughts on out the shape political analyst mark mason the domestic shock waves are being felt as well thousands rallied in washington d.c. saturday venting their anger against the n.s.a. demanding reforms of federal surveillance little's the protests was billed to date is the largest pro previously demonstration in american history and he's going to teach a cat was there. thousands of people gathered here on the anniversary of the signing
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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 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
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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 through 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 it really possible because so far any light that's been shed on the watchers was through whistleblowers in washington i'm going to. have to if you don't come for more details no guides on the battle for privacy as well as expert analysis on the n.s.a.'s leaks and the outcry that we've been triggering. a suicide bomber killed six people in russia's southern city of volgograd on monday dozens more injured when the blast went off on a bus artie's lindsay fronts retraced the events of that sad day october
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twenty first started just like any other monday here and people woke up with places to go and think to get that heavily using bus stations just like this. but for several people needing bus number twenty nine they could never have foreseen how quickly their lives would change when they took that ride. the route ran without incident from morning till afternoon it's a one person got on board thirty year old lie you see all of that is when things took a tragic turn and a start to the very on the flight was on her way home from classes at the university laughing and talking with the other students crucially it was indeed a little out of the box which say training life. when the blast hit everything around me went flying and then i don't remember anything but i remember flying out of the window and suddenly i was on the street and in a panic i understood that something happened with my hands i was covered in blood
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but it was right here at about two pm local time that a blast ripped through boss twenty nine filled with about forty people first responders thought it was perhaps a malfunction of the bus fuel systems but aside from the shop they felt to ask themselves if this was a gas explosion what was the fire. and exactly zero was the same rock was in that everybody in the blast was touching their faces and heads asking what happened what happened there was a lot of blood on them and a lot of flesh everywhere i was very afraid i got out of my car and i saw a headline there he had my friend took a young boy and his father to the hospital the remnant of an explosive device told to change shrapnel t.n.t. and a grenade the accident site became a crime scene while edgy hardest from republic of dagestan became the central focus of the investigation authorities will be keen to find her husband teacher sokol of an ethnic russian convert to islam missing since two thousand and twelve in the
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hope he may have the answers lindsey france r.t. in volgograd. america's ongoing are man aerial strikes in pakistan and yemen should be regarded as war crimes according to a report released this week by the human rights group amnesty international despite the u.s. government attempts to play down the civilian death toll from his drone campaign let's take a look at some of the numbers on the news wall here it all began back in two thousand and four under the bush administration the number of drone victims saw dramatically then through two thousand and six when almost one hundred people were killed another escalation came in two thousand and eight with seventy five lives lost the toll in two thousand and nine reached one hundred sixty two the year barack obama took office and the record number of strikes month man jets were recorded over the next twelve months one hundred twenty two and the drone war continues with a bomber of ministration is responsible for about ninety percent of all the strikes carried out since two thousand and four in fact almost
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a thousand civilians have been killed including up to two hundred children according to some estimates the total number of drone fatalities in the region tops three and a half thousand i didn't see catherine off next looks into the latest report them from amnesty international. the predator drone remotely controlled and heavily armed it's the weapon of choice in the cia's undeclared war in pakistan that's where the u.s. is believed to have launched more than three hundred strikes since two thousand and four the target suspected taliban and al qaeda militants the white house says better drones then boots on the ground and justifies the covert program as both affective and legal america does not take strikes to punish individuals we act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the american people not so according to amnesty international in a damning new report the human rights group warns u.s. drone strikes could amount to war crimes documents recent killings in pakistan's
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northwest tribal areas and the lack of transparency surrounding drones this is a secret program in fact in our case we've found at least in some cases they've clearly killed civilians and some of these cases might be war crimes that really concerns us one such case is that of sixty eight year old bibi killed by a u.s. drone last october she was picking vegetables with her grandchildren when that attacks took place a double strike the children miraculously survived. by most it was so then i heard that. the first hit and the second hit my cousin. but her grandmother's body was pulverized these missile fragments are all that remain of amnesty documents other such cases but its main point the need for transparency and accountability the u.s. must explain why these people have been killed people who are clearly civilians must provide justice to these people compensation it must investigate those
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responsible for those killings now in a separate report a un investigation looked at thirty three drone strikes around the world not just in pakistan that violated international humanitarian law and also resulted. in hundreds of civilian casualties that report also calling for more transparency and accountability from the united states reporting from moscow i'm lucy catherine of. convicted terrorists walk free in space you know after european coal ruling that's coming up soon apparently it's all in the name of human rights will be looking up the protests but that controversial decision i'm bringing you expert noses to after the break. most of the missions that soldiers are sent to under the pretext of terrorism prevention are in many ways targeting civilians that have nothing to do with with
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the actual attacks against israeli targets. choose your language. make it with zero in federal custody. choose the consensus. choose to give to you the degree to. choose the stories but if you. choose to be access to.
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well again in madrid thousands of people are taken to the streets to protest against a court ruling in favor of the bar separatist movement the european court of human rights has ordered spain to release one of the armed groups most a taurus members it is still rio de and in jail since the late eighty's for her role in twenty three killings the spanish government accepted the ruling but warned that it sets a dangerous president john laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation says the stroudsburg courts in fact do the opposite of what it was created to do. but it's incredible isn't it that european court of human rights should intervene in this way to alleviate the sentiments of the woman who is feeling convicted to due process of the murder of more than twenty three people this woman is a mass murderer and the idea that a body the european court of human rights which was set up to safeguard citizens against the abuses that could be committed by states against their own citizens
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that such a body should now be as it were to feeling in favor of people who have themselves grossly abused the rights of citizens by murdering them. georgia has just voted in a new president bringing to an end the religious decade in power ballots are still being counted but the early exit polls point to a resulting victory for marvellous an outspoken opponent of the outgoing leader let's talk to our. she's in georgia for us either no great surprises here than from this election if it goes through as expected to. no great surprise there's a say yeah yeah. yeah it seems that that i have nothing to surprise you with actually exit polls just as it was expected to put forty four year old philosopher god given to the last really confident of the country's prime minister busy even it's really a had of twenty two other candidates including the candidate of the. country's
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outgo in president mikheil saakashvili. from a parliamentary speaker has only come out to the media and confirmed his defeat and congratulated his rival even it surely is a georgian dream politian house to release united national movement in the parliament elections last year and it seems that they are celebrating only ready again i hope you can see here these are the guys who are now celebrating their victory although official results will only come out in two weeks and officially tactically the intrigue still remains the party all the other candidate nobody another veteran politician here in georgia one of the leaders of the rose revolution in two thousand and three that ousted then the president. has said that first of all who she has accused even is really of promoting his candidate because he made public his choice when the vote was not yet over and he she has made it clear that she doesn't trust exit polls and she will be right in
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the fischel results which will only come out in two weeks but sunday's vote very in is very interested not because of the candidates that are in the list but because all of the man who is in the least this time and i'm talking about present make out like it's really those who are we spoke to here in police told us that this vote is less about choosing the country's future but rather saying goodbye to the country's past and to be out. it was almost ten year long presidency and with place a boat so how was the legacy of make us like us really is my report on that. they are among the males determined detractors of georgia's outgoing president. they follow me how selfishly everywhere to leave him in no doubt of where they
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stand. circus really was the once popular leader of the rose revolution the first color revolutions which saw power change in post soviet republics. in the last days of his near ten year presidency even former allies are on the attack. after his successes start of building an authoritarian regime the media was attacked one million people fled one quarter of the population went through the penal system they were either arrested or interrogated in two thousand and seven police used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters wanting such a shrillest government to resign. in two thousand and eleven they did it again. boudin i'm ugly there are people who are afraid to express or even have their opinion if they faced injustice they failed to report it as good a fact their families. told me his brother used to run the state audit office and
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claims he was tortured in jail when he took his case to the human rights cotton strasberg told nikki says he too was arrested over fabricated case becoming another recognised political prisoner. i got eight and a half years if it wasn't for new premier vanish villi i wouldn't have got out in just one week i saw they took out four dead bodies from jail they said those young men died from diseases but that's nonsense days before last october's parliamentary election. videos showing yun inmates being humiliated and beaten became the last straw for the georgian people selfishness party last year but this georgian media veteran says the public euphoria over circus his defeat is tempered by how much the people had already lost the immediate need to look promoted to georgian people list and the nation with history and we started to live in it we started moving away
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from our salvia past to be our heroes of the hour jenius he managed to convince them tile world and under the flag of democracy we got fascists as george's electoral votes for many here it's less about welcome in the future but say goodbye to their past the law prevents me from running for president again now has a mission is life far away from politics in the wine business but the public seems in no mood to simply let him fade into the background there is a strong desire here in georgia for circus related to big broad justice and it seems his detractors want to stop until that thirst is quaint just. now r.t. tbilisi georgia. the syrian government submitted its plan to destroy its chemical weapons meeting an internationally imposed deadline however peace efforts in the country have been dealt a set but nineteen opposition groups refused to take part in the long awaited
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geneva conference which was supposed to bring all sides of the negotiating table from a pentagon official michael maloof told us the rebels including extremist factions have been emboldened by continuing western support. the united states cannot be caught in the position of giving arms to the moderate so-called moderates when in fact most of those weapons would go to the opposition they just take them away in the at the extremists already control about seven of the eleven palestinian camps already and in in syria and they're using them as a base of operations and they're intimidating the moderates in the moderates of course are can't can't stand up against the more extreme elements and they just don't have the the capability in the fight in the fighting part of the fighting power to do that in time syria journalists are increasingly ending up in the crossfire of the country's civil war rebel forces of published list singling out state media employees of his policies liam and some of the people facing death
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threats. these pictures were a long time coming syria's state t.v. headquarters in flames but the attack occurred just hours after rebel groups were and they'd showered damascus with mortars oh our young women phone call from i think their main goal is to intimidate people to stop us from hooking they want us to think twice about working for syrian t.v. like other employees of syrian state t.v. this woman is afraid to show her face she is one of the names listed in this website set up by the rebels and each a name and photograph is the word one tid those with crosses through them are people who have already been killed. the irony is that those who make t.v. are now too afraid to appear on it this video editor was given an ultimatum either come work for us the rebels threatened or we'll kill you he managed to escape but
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a few weeks ago he came home to the message wherever you are you dog of the regime we will find you painted on his front door and this witness i've lost the feeling of fear after i saw a man beheaded in front of me and mortar shells falling all around you forget what fear is but the pain and heartbreak remain idea bus his brother ali carmel was an editor in chief of the syrian news agency he was killed by four bullets shot at close range after massed gunmen and broke into his home and. the strange thing is that we were never afraid for him we were afraid for my other brothers quine the army without our lives a civilian will be safe but they kill him because they don't want anybody to tell the truth even just those appearing on t.v. are being threatened they call a couple of time to adjust to say that your body will be shot off long they haven't they said we know who you are we not the location. we cannot
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kill you we're going to cut your head from the body you are. this is what they say exactly the fear for many is that this list is long there were many names on it and scenes like this could well be repeated until every last one of them is deleted policy r.t. damascus syria. next news set bulletins in thirty four minutes time with me tonight on why next though a closer look at a downtrodden community that most americans prefer to ignore last angels coming up next.
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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 bad 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 for and lives in eternal 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
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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. scatter as a neighborhood of fifty plaques which does not appear on any map of los angeles. you
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. need new. me me me truth. to. come home with. this new rule basically. and they say oh. this is good and bad question things here that you've been experiencing shit that there is just no way i mean there's no movie it is no book there's to.


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