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mother was killed my children weren't we have no idea why our village and my house was talkative like. a pakistani family is on the doorstep of the u.s. congress demanding answers to why their peaceful household was put through hell find american drone strike. so we report on europe's multi-trillion shout con to me a black market so massive it's costing some states a third of their revenues and 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 a hundred days until the games the olympic committee says it's happy with the preparations of president bush assures the world everyone is welcome regard less of
race or sexual orientation. this is are you going to live from moscow with me marina joshing now for the first time in its history as a u.s. congress as you hear directly from a family of survivors of american drone strike in pakistan the main question is why their grandmother was blown to pieces while looking after her garden parties get it she counts spoke to the family why do you think you grandmother was killed. that money or that it didn't go any i don't know but one of the reason why we came here and i have no idea why my grandmother was a bad fellow what did you do when you blew up do you run with what were you doing. when eternity and outside with my grandmother everything became dark i was scared
so i started to run yes and i noticed my hand was bleeding and i tried to clean my . how do you get to not have kept coming out but i was very scared as much as i kept. my deepest condolences for your mother's but the for your loss is there to help i am here in my ship with 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 and 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 on. now the report by amnesty international has can damn u.s. drone warfare going as far as saying some strikes may be classified as crimes
against humanity are just going to check out also caught up was documentary filmmaker robert greenwald who took the story of their ramón family as inspiration for his latest movie. santa claus and they also want to believe that there's a simple solution to these incredibly complicated problems when we started reading that the drones were killing only high value targets are represented in imminent threat it 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 there so people said it doesn't matter as important is that you know the families seeking to all kinds of americans people who have a mother or 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 the parts of pakistan it's also following billions of dollars to neighboring afghanistan coming up later this hour here in r t serious questions are raised over whether the u.s. will be able to keep tabs on the where the money is going as it takes troops out of the country. a spear hatter of latin america's anti-u.s. camp comes to russia and growing outrage against america's spying methods on the continent and elsewhere. the countdown to 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 such a train station and the president of russia's and then pick committees 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 in of course the games are a matter of personal pride for him he's overseen and played close 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 about who's visiting sochi for the very first time in his new capacity the past opened a new transport hub 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 have 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 a move to allay fears concerning russia's so-called anti gay nor of course banning the promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minus i mean 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 it's traveling by car plane train and helicopter as well as some less usual means like reindeer sleigh and hot air balloon well at the moment the torch is in russia's western most region approaching the city of collaring grad and our very own andrew farmer is there for us over to you andrew. yes with one hundred days to go kaliningrad is the latest port of call for this elim pick is also the most wesley point in the relay route and that's because for those of you who need reminding the cleaning ground region is a russian exclave in the baltic sea sandwiched between poland and lithuania where the flame itself is flown in from st petersburg where the relay has been over the last couple of days and it will be used to reignite the relay in a tank. which is just north of kaliningrad the relay will then wind its way back into the city this evening and will end up here victory parade which the square you
can fix the square rather which is what you can see behind me at the moment it's amazing to think. she's been on the road in russia for just twenty three days during that time has been up at the north pole is being carried by father frost and i think in just over a week's time it will be up to the international space station for a space school before coming back down to earth to continue that amazing sixty five thousand kilometer journey around russia before it ends in sochi in time for the opening ceremony on february the seventh in exactly one hundred days time but for the moment at least eyes are also on clinton ground because that is today's name on the flame and i'll be doing my best to keep up with the relay and to keep you updated thank you so much candy and what a breathtaking journey for the torch there and of our reporting from calling we're at. one hundred days remaining
in. my. days of flying. to short you chief. as if a stare at a rising poverty and joblessness we're now facing another crisis from its own shadow economy in spain alone up to thirty percent of business is now hidden from government and tax inspectors as artists are sylvia finds out across the block 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 governments the shadow economy is a blurry area of cash only economic activity deliberately hidden for well forty's such as undeclared work in wages soar under reported business transactions if 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 just look at the use data for twenty two well there's about one trillion a year rose in potential tax revenues lost 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. and 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 out of the economy state to the voicing of time choosing the consumer spending is an increasingly high number of people who are having to work in the black market because the coast of living goes up and living standards go down as you see i was so 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 the doldrums. as more and more europeans get dissolution then are becoming distrusting of their government believe or and that he'll be a shadow economy may just be too appealing to turn down taxes and cut steel benefits are believed to be the predominant causes for the growth of the shadow economy and the problem is getting drastic says professional trader alex moran idyllic cava given just how oppressively some of you were work hours are taxed punish workers i'm not rich work is some talk about minimum wage workers are paying almost fifty percent of the total remuneration almost a third person social security payments and almost another twenty percent goes in
this different income and b t taxes to work as 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 who are called also explain 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 on the ground economy payments cash payments to. the socialist party is the thing voting a very similar scandal and elisia and competency in your own cattle and regional party is also involved in a similar scandal that he says can do 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 the expect people on the street in spain who are suffering have been suffering this crisis for over five years not to do the same. amber manning this type of corruption that seems to da governments worldwide is the theme of today's kaiser report. yes 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 give 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 to his back by the state. it's called bitcoin mate there's
a revolution. selling off the family silver way down by massive government puts some prime pieces of real estate on the market including a castle fit for a pope. also minutes we hear how hard liner the turkish government has become in protest and how its new found tolerance sits where the public. will be. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered.
spying revelations is a moscow ecuadorian president rafael correa will be meeting and there's a chance the fate of american whistleblower edward snowden will be mentioned. he has the details. certainly the timing of this visit 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 us being the strategic partner of ecuador and you know despite the fact that the economy of ecuador largely depends on the us 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 led the american president to moscow ever marlice the president believe resulted in a major international scandal when he's playing with
a denied airspace and forced to stay for twelve hours in vienna when 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 evaded from this conversation our spanish channel r.t. espanol is expected to interview and a failed career and probably by midday will have some interesting quotes from the ecuadorian president. well reacting to the flood of questions over annecy spying the white house has said i will review the security agency's programs i'm a narrow its reach by the revelations from average snowden continued to pile up and here's what's emerged in only the last few days well just look at the level of n.s.a. he tapped phone calls from people like you and me and spain it's around sixty million
a month the u.s. ambassador has been summoned to explain that and italy's fared a little better with forty six million were monitored there and than there is france where the agency reportedly scoured seventy million phone calls over the same time period and of course not content with eavesdropping on the public the u.s. national security agency had an ear across the phones of thirty five world leaders among them chancellor angela merkel well we spoke to a german m.p. who believes that the e.u. should be careful when it comes to relations with the u.s. 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 states 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 all
these dirty ugly security corporations with us and us has to close their military bases in europe and especially in germany i think. now more stories online for you including presidential posts obama's facebook twitter accounts get hacked by syrian rebels the post changed and used in a violent video find out more on the story on our website and. the world and a decade storm st jude blasts across northern europe leaving war than a dozen people dead in its wake all the food it's in reports of the extreme conditions on our team dot com. the town of 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 project kept afloat by the money and journalists in
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 going to afghanistan most of this is just vanished with not much to to show for it and i can say that the situation room i'll be getting worse not better a lot of this money money if not most will go to supporting afghan warlords many of whom are war criminals human rights violators and more importantly who are running good in the stands believe opium industry. the mirror prudes are going to get involved in this if they don't back off on eight. now take a look at some of the stories from around the world egyptians forces have resorted to tear gas to disperse students supporters of the muslim brotherhood at the campus
of the university in cairo where tacitus have been the fanning legitimacy of the ouster of mohamed morsi within the institution the rally came a week before at the trial of the former leader on charges of inciting murder. round three hundred protesters marched through the city of a straw in the czech republic on monday attempting to enter a roman neighborhood in reply an anti-racism demonstration was organized by the community police managed to keep the most apart throughout the day there has been an increase in tensions in a strong was nationalist accusing roma communities of failing to assimilate into czech society. and since in a 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 court house when police charged down to produce rally demonstrators in ankara are unhappy with an ongoing case that a policeman accused of killing a protester in the summer and eunice stone are from a turkish labor party says the rallies against the government will continue. well government is during a part of the turkish republic as it was founded it's tearing apart its bases and secular bases its unified bases and the nation that can see it is just a constructed upon the so-called judicial cases against opposition parties against journalists against the army. changing of media for some parts direct pressure for the other parts change of ownership the reach angel of the
ideological 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 give the park protest and that will continue until the. fall of this government 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 into the black as a cheese or biscuit off reports that include selling off buildings steeped in history it was built in the thirteenth century and was even the summer residence of 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 local authorities assure private investment will only hope to strengthen the council's historic rule no matter who ends up losing it then. 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 gastronomically. the government doesn't plan to stop there more sales and 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 assets on the market and you could buy them for a good price and then make them like resorts or at best change their destination 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 with youth unemployment at over forty percent and next year's budget only likely to improve that or increase the salaries of those who have worked it appears now when it comes to raising capital anything goes even if it means so in the family silver. you go to school or forty italy. and up next a kaiser report max explores why governments seem unable to hold corruption don't go away.
a spanish language teacher in texas has been fired for posing nude in playboy before she became a teacher parents of 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 parents on the other hand though teachers are supposed to be people for children to respect and to look up to and when you're spanish teacher is willing to sell 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 all 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. mission. could you take three months for charges three arrangement three. three. three. old free book deals for your media projects free radio done to our teeth dot com. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser you know 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 the hate and gives it that those who will no longer wait for you to kinds of tape agitate debate whether or not response and hashtags oh so equate can stop the plunder and pillage by the con man hucksters and banks to his back by the state it's called bitcoin mate there's a revolution. yes max it's revolution time and this is what's happening in the u.k. from big coins berlin the value of bitcoin will skyrocket once people understand just how revolutionary it is that quote comes from being and of course that grabs the attention of many western viewers because they're interested in speculation and prices rising for certain things. but he's talked about the revolutionary idea of it you know it's interesting because russell brand's is a very popular entertainer here in the united kingdom was on a very popular t.v.
show new show and was talking about the need for a revolution but he had no way to implement that revolution he had no ideas other than to say that people are upset and need a revolution which i think is pretty well understood what he failed to mention is that bitcoin is really that revolution it's started in two thousand and nine and it contains within the bitcoin protocol the seed of the revolution i call it the currency of the resistance it allows people for example in greece or other countries to create their own economy in ways that they want their economy to work for them outside of a centrally controlled centrally planned economy like you have in the britain or you have the united states controlled by kleptocrats a completely avoids all of that so i would hope that somebody like russell brand or somebody like this who has the the eye of the media to step into the bitcoin arena .