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world's attention to the place that something gulag of our times. a mother told my children moving through we have no idea what village and miners was talking to. pakistani families on the doorstep of the u.s. congress demanding answers to why their peaceful household was put through hell and american drone strike. also on our t.v. today we're reporting europe's small to a trillion shadow economy of black markets so massive it's costing some states of third of their revenues in just a few minutes we'll tell you why ordinary europeans and businesses are turning to the financial underworld for refuge. and russia's olympic countdown clock strikes eight hundred days until the games the olympic committee says it's happy with the preparations and president putin assures the world everyone is welcome regardless of some race or sexual orientation.
this is r.t. coming to life in moscow with me marina joshie welcome to the program. now for the first time in his history u.s. congress is to hear directly from a family of survivors of an american drone strike in pakistan the main question is why their grandmother was blown to pieces while looking after her garden parties going to spoke to the family why do you think you mother was killed. that money or that it thing go and i don't know that's one of the reason why they came to me i have no idea why my grandmother was killed and. what did you do we need blew up do you run with what were you doing. when eternity was outside with my grandmother everything became dark i was scared so i started to run yet when i noticed my hand
was bleeding i tried to clean my house not kept coming out but i was very scared so much as i kept running and. my deepest condolences for your mother's for the for your loss isn't there to help i am stuck here and much of it being. the news that my mother was killed my children were injured i'm so glad that people are going to hear our story that's why we came to america we have no idea why our village and my house was targeted. this is going to be the first time when the u.s. congress that generally approves of drone strikes will hear from innocent victims of those strikes the rayman family from pakistan are going to tell their story and they hope to hear answers where this is all going why do they have to live in fear every day and why was their grandmother killed in washington r.t. i'm going to check out. the report by amnesty international has been damn us drone warfare going as far as saying some strikes may be classified as crimes against
humanity are just going to shake out also caught up with documentary filmmaker robert greenwald it took the story of the month family as inspiration for his latest movie. people want to believe in santa claus and they also want to believe that there's a simple solution to these incredibly complicated. problem when we started reading that the drones were killing only high value targets represented an imminent threat doesn't make sense it's just not possible so i think there was a kind of hopefulness yes finally we found a magic pill which is part of it some of it is the fact that american soldiers warrant thing there so people said it doesn't matter as to what is the you know the families became told kinds of americans people have a mother will have a father and who look at them and can't justify the killing that we've done and then you have this extraordinary militarily industrial electoral complex bipartisan
that agrees that the way to solve problems is by invading occupying a drone and we have to change all of that. and as the u.s. keeps its guns trained on parts of pakistan it's also following billions of dollars to neighboring afghanistan. coming up later this hour here on r t serious questions are raised over whether the u.s. will be able to keep tabs on where the money is going as it takes troops out of the country. in a sphere spearhead or should say of latin america's anti-u.s. camp comes to russia and a growing our rage against america's spy methods on the continent and elsewhere. before the ad the countdown to the sochi winter olympics is about to hit the one hundred day mark the games official clock in the russian capital is keeping exact track of the timing is watching the preparations in sochi. the final preparations
are well and truly underway in such a now they're going to be no lavish celebrations to mark one hundred days until the start of the games but the five olympic rings have been installed as such a train station and the president of russia is a limpid committee is also giving a lesson to schoolchildren in the city to promote the benefits of the area hosting the games now on monday president vladimir putin was also in such a and of course the games are a matter of personal pride for him he's overseen and played coast close interest to the redevelopment of sochi over the last six years or so and he greeted the new president of the international olympic committee thomas bach who's visiting sochi for the very first time in his new capacity the path open to new transport in the city before going for a meeting at the president's country residence now that you agreed. that many of the sporting venues will be ready on time they're in fact very near completion is
just the final finishing touches that are being made out the momentum back even said that it's the final one hundred days in the build up to the games that are the busiest which is perhaps not good news for the organizers now president putin also moved to allay fears concerning russia's so-called antigay nor of course banning the promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minors you will do everything to ensure that all competitors and guests at the winter olympics in sochi too comfortable regardless of race or sexual orientation while the games are estimated to cost around fifty billion u.s. dollars which makes them the most expensive games ever and every sports venue has been built from scratch but despite the vast undertaking the message from organizes is clear that come february so she will be ready to welcome the sporting world. and as the countdown approaches one hundred days mark the olympic torch relay still has quite a way to go while the torch is overall route is sixty five thousand kilometers long
reaching more than two thousand nine hundred towns and cities and traveling by car plane train and helicopter as well as some less usual means like reindeer sleigh and hadera billowed at the moment the torch is in russia's western most region approaching the city of kaliningrad arches and farmer is there for us. with one hundred days to go kaliningrad is the latest port of call for the lympics torch and it's also the most westerly point on the relay route and that's because for those of you who need reminding the kaliningrad region is on the both sixteen which between poland and lithuania now the flame itself has been flown in from simply just good that's where the relay has been taking place over the last couple of days and it will be used to reignite the relay in a time just north of. the relay will then see the torch wind its way back into the city and it will end here at victory square just behind me this evening amid some
fireworks it is pretty hard to imagine that said this flame only arrived in russia twenty three days ago from grace but during that time it has traveled thousands of kilometers it's also been up to the north pole and even next month facebook deigned to do a space walk up at the international space station before it comes back down to earth to continue this amazing sixty five thousand kilometer journey which will end in sochi in time for the opening ceremony on february the seventh next year. one hundred days remaining. one hundred days inflate. two short years. as if the stereo rising poverty and joblessness weren't enough the e.u. is facing another crisis from its own shadow economy in spain alone up to thirty percent of businesses now hidden from government and tax inspectors as artist as
our sylvia finds out across the blog it's getting worse. for millions of europeans who find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place in times of the steerage staying in the shadow is increasingly seen as a viable option to making ends meet far from the tax man and the grip of government the shadow economy is a blurry area of cash only economic activity deliberately hidden from will forty's such as undeclared work in a way just or under reported business transactions it's not the international organization the only cd predicts that by twenty twenty the shadow economy will employ up to two thirds of the world's workers that sounds rather pocalypse let's just look at the use data for two thousand and twelve there's about one trillion euros of potential tax revenues lost in the total budget deficit for the entire block amounts to about five hundred fourteen billion euros and this shadow economy makes up to a fifth of the g.d.p. of the bloc now in times of crises the shadow looms larger in fact most of that
activity takes place in some of the largest economies in europe such as france germany italy spain and the u.k. spain is known to have a very robust underground economy amounting to about twenty nine percent of its g.d.p. the chief has taken money and should be in the stage of the voicing of time to see the consing uptick expenditure there's an increasingly numb number of people who are having to work in the black market is the cost of living goes up and living standards go down as a result disturbed state analysts have related the rise of this phenomenon to crises and its like goals that governments in turn are trying to play catch up some of tried to limit the circulation of five hundred two hundred the euro notes or encourage the use of electronic payments but unless the official economy significantly rises from the doldrums with the need to limit it as more and more europeans get dissolution then all becoming distrusting of their government balloon or an appeal of india's shadow economy may just be too appealing to turn down.
taxes and cuts to benefits are believed to be the predominant causes for the growth of the shadow economy and the problem is getting drastic says professor trader feliks maranoa. given just how oppressively some of europe's workers are taxed. punish workers i'm not talking about rich work is some talk about minimum wage workers are paying almost fifty percent of the total remuneration almost a third goes in social security payments and almost another twenty percent goes in this different income and b a t taxes to work it's a paying almost half the salary to the government and they're not getting much in return and they're having to pay more with the tax increases and getting less from all the cutbacks to oversee the very angry annoyed and they're looking for alternatives and they don't trust the politicians anymore because we can see that the politicians of the first ones to cook the books mr moran idyllic have also
explained why in this case spaniards have so little trust in their government and its ability to put their taxes to good use spain's popular party is now in the news in a major corruption scandal in which politicians are accused of having received underground economy payments cash payments so the socialist party is also involved in a very similar scandal and the receipt and confidence in your own cattle and regional party is also involved in a similar scandal that he says scandal so all the main spanish parties right now caught up in major illegal financing scandals in which they've been receiving cash payments how can they expect people on the street in spain who are suffering have been suffering this crisis for over five years not to do the same. and preventing this type of corruption that seems to da governments worldwide is the theme of today's kaiser report. russell brand you say you want
a revolution well you know we all want to change the world you say you've got no solution well you know there's already a plan that takes money and power from those who hate and gives it that those who will no longer wait for you to cogitate agitate debate whether or not responds and hashtags oh so quick can stop the plunder and pillage by the con man hucksters and banks through his back by the state. it's called bitcoin. there's a revolution. selling off the family silver way down by massive dad the time government puts some prime pieces of real estate on the market including a castle fit for a pope. also in just a few minutes here see we hear how hardline the turkish government has become on protest and how its new found intolerance it's what the public.
russell brand new say you want a revolution well you know we all want to change the world you say you've got no solution well you know there's already a plan that takes money and power from those who hate and gives it those who will no longer wait for you to. debate whether or not risk bans and hashtags oh so quaint can stop the plunder pillage by the con men hucksters and banks to back by the state. it's called going maybe there's a revolution. drug . stories others who refuse to.
change the world. to picture. from around the globe. welcome back this is r.t. the man who stoke brand new wave of anti-americanism in south america for u.s. spying revelations is a moscow ecuadorian president rafael correa will be meeting biden putin and there's a chance the fate of an american whistleblower edward snowden will be mentioned are just like your cesky has the details certainly the timing of this visit as a little more spice to what could have been just another trip of a latin american president to moscow a failed korea has arrived in moscow the very same place where edward snowden now resides on his political asylum and if we go back five months we remember that
ecuador was one of the countries which offered edward snowden the political asylum that is despite the u.s. being the strategic partner of ecuador and you know the despite the fact that the economy of ecuador largely depends on the u.s. this is by no means an obstacle for korea to be openly critical of washington statics i remember standing in this very same studio in central moscow in july when the visit of another lead the american president to moscow at this the president believe resulted in a major international scandal when he's playing was denied airspace and forced to stay for twelve hours in vienna where i remember standing here and citing some explosive quotes coming from the foreign ministry of ecuador well obviously we are expecting the trade and military cooperation cards to be laid on the table today during the talks between now and korea but there's absolutely no chance that the snowden fact will be invaded from this conversation our spanish channel r.t.
is fun you always expected to interview and a failed career and probably by midday we'll have some interesting quotes from the ecuadorian president. reacting to the flood of questions over an essay spying the white house etc will review the security agency's programs and may narrow its reach by the revelations from edward snowden continue to pile up here is what's emerged in only the last few days well let's now a take a look at the level of n.s.a. tapped phone calls from people like you and me for example in spain it's around sixty million a month the u.s. ambassador has been summoned to explain that by the furious prime minister italy's fared a little better forty six million were monitored there and than there is france where the agency reportedly scoured seventy million phone calls over same time period and of course not content with eavesdropping on the public the n.s.a. had an ear across the phones of thirty five world leaders including german
chancellor angela merkel we spoke to a german m.p. who believes the ad that even you should be more careful when it comes to relations with the us the only thing that is a fact that the united states of america they are violating human rights they are violating diplomatic relation relations with the member state and this has to be stopped and. we do not not need any new agreements on the security issues or security cooperation with the yes we have to stop and end all these dirty ugly security corporations with us and us has to close their military bases in europe and especially in germany i think. more stories in line for you including presidential posts obama's facebook and twitter accounts get hacked by syrian rebels the polls changed and used and violent video find out more
on the story on our website. and the word and a decade storm st jude blasts across northern europe leaving more than a dozen people dad in its wake all the food in general ports the extreme conditions are available online r.t. dot com. and ghana stand gets about four billion dollars in aid each year from the u.s. and its allies and it's a huge job to make sure it doesn't fall straight into the hands of warlords or corrupt officials as u.s. troops stand down it looks as though the civilian inspectors will only be able to check twenty percent of the projects kept afloat by the money journalist and afghanistan specialist eric margolis says the vast sums have achieved very little so far but we've seen so for approximately ninety billion u.s. dollars of so-called reconstruction aid poor to do afghanistan and most of this is
just vanished with not much but. it's a situation will probably get worse not better a lot of this money money if not most will go to supporting afghan warlords many of whom are war criminals and human rights violators and more importantly who are running in the stands opium industry. the nerve groups that are going to get involved in this if they don't back off on eight. he'll take a look at some other stories from around the world egyptian security forces have resorted to tear gas to disperse student supporters of the muslim brotherhood abba campus of the university in cairo where tacitus have been defending the legitimacy of the house of mohamed morsi within the institution the rally came a week before the trial of a former leader on charges of inciting murder. around three hundred protesters marched through the city of in the czech republic on monday attempting to enter
a roman neighborhood in reply an anti-racism demonstration of was organized by the community police managed to keep the groups apart rather day. there has been increasing tensions in a straw with nationalist accusing robot communities of failing to assimilate into check society. students in new york have rallied against the closure of a community center used as a protest headquarters against a former cia director they shouted slogans calling for the building to stay open as a place for students to organize themselves politically demonstrations held last month called for new york university not to take on general petraeus as part of its teaching staff. a scene of chaos erupted outside a turkish courthouse when police charged down a protest rally demonstrators in anchor are unhappy with an ongoing case that a policeman accused of killing a protester jury in the summer you know sonar from
a turkish labor party says the rallies against the government will continue the actual government is part of the republic as it was found that it's tearing apart its bases and secular bases its unified bases the nation it is the state constructed of the so-called judicial cases against the opposition parties against journalists against your. changing of media for some parts. direct pressure for the other parts change of ownership the reach a ending of the i view a logical base of the state from a nation state towards a more religious community. and this all led. to politics and to assume feeling in the in the. public in this society which culminated in the gives it part protest and that will continue until the. fall of the government
and more people are out of work in italy than at any time since records began thirty five years ago and with state coffers running low the government is pulling out all the stops to get out of the red and in to the black churches europe is going to offer ports that include selling off buildings steeped in history it was built in the thirteenth century and was even the summer residence of pope and the third for hundreds of years the orsini castle has been and still is the jewel of this italian town a jewel which is now getting a price tag. amid the worst economic recession since the second world war and a massive debt the italian government is in desperate need of catch myself least fifty historical sites it hopes to raise nearly five hundred million euros but not all locals around the city castle seem to be very happy with the idea. for us this castle is actually a symbol of citizenship it's
a part of our history it's unique that's what it is for us these buildings are symbolic. but will go authorities assure private investment will only hope to strengthen the castle's historic rule no matter who ends up losing it. it's not only the castle which is being revaluated it's going to be transformed into an ancient style hotel with all of its territory as well this will enhance its cultural touristic and gastronomical. the government doesn't plan. leases will follow real estate specialist see if you're an investor it's time to strike while the iron is hot. it's a very good moment because there are some new big assets on the market and you could buy them for a good price and then make them like resorts or best change the summation to luxury resorts hotels or cultural places and then sell them again for a very high value. the government is already under fire from the public would use
unemployment at over forty percent and next year's budget own link between prudent or increase the salaries of those who do have work it appears now when it comes to raising capital anything goes even if it means selling the family silver. you're going to school of italy. and of nationality martin looks at whether america's homeland security department has declared war on whistleblowers. a spanish language teacher texas has been fired for posing nude in playboy before she became a teacher parents and found out about this demand that she be fired because her past was inappropriate and that it was a distraction the classroom well this was something she did in the past which was legal so this i mean if you pose for playboy you are forbidden to work in the
normal world also as a former teenage boy i can tell you that any young attractive teacher will cause a distraction with the boys and wolf you can fire people for being distracting that when they have to fire every teacher with a handicap or abnormal appearance on the other hand though teachers are supposed to be people for children to respect and to look up to and when your spiritual teachers wound us so of the good stuff for money to playboy it is a lot harder respect that sort of person and it sure isn't a good example for my daughter this is actually a very complex issue but i can say is that you should really try to fight the temptation to make quick money with some nude photos it could come back to haunt you but that's just my opinion. this is a media lead us so we leave the baby. motions to the. party visible . for suze that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from.
politicking only. the the the. what is going on guys i'm a martin and this is breaking the sat so last week the daily caller broke a story that pretty much a pit in my eyes is this administration's war on journalism a detail the department of homeland security raided back in august on the house of washington times reporter audrey hudson according to the warrant the da just raided hudson's home to search for illegal guns up longer a husband but naturally agents couldn't pass up that golden opportunity to seize hugs and confidential files files related to a series of stories she had written critical of the federal air marshal program and wouldn't you know it the air marshal program falls into the administration of the
d.h.s.s. what a coincidence according to hudson the confiscated documents included the names of multiple sources that had blown the whistle on the ineptitude of this program when describing the home invasion hudson said quote this guy basically came in here and took my anonymous sources and turned them over to the agency they were blowing the whistle on and these guys still work there yes that's right whistleblowers that are currently employed by the d.h.s.s. listen good journalists are willing to go to jail in order to protect their sources but hudson wasn't even given that choice this d.h.s.s. raid was meant to send a message anonymous whistleblowing no longer exists. it was a. very hard thing. to. do that had sex with the terror threat there.
please please please. please. please. please please. please. please. just over four months ago investigative journalist michael hastings died in a tragic car accident after his mercedes crashed into a tree an exploded at least that's the official story coming from the los angeles police department but unanswered questions still surround hastings' untimely death the most pertinent being why a brand new mercedes exploded upon impact the one journalist is raising.