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to the point that some. of our targets. bridges a prime minister is legal action to stop newspapers from publishing edward snowden leaks exposing the extent of spying by u.s. and u.k. intelligence agencies. one man outraged by washington snooping president rafael correa gives an exclusive interview to r.t. during his visit to moscow plus. my mother my children were injured we have no idea what. the vibe was of you was drone strikes or testify before congress men for the first time in history. of the family whose grandmother was killed in pakistan. crushing tax burdens and stifling red tape of businesses to slip into the shadow economy
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a vicious circle that could have a new downturn. but also coming up here on r.g.p. with just a few hours to go before the one hundred day countdown to the source she winter olympics we'll bring you the latest from of the operation in the holy city and the record breaking. from moscow you're watching are with me it's good to have you with us let's take a look at our top story this hour the british government has wanted to it could result in legal action to silence newspapers seeking to publish edward snowden's n.s.a. revelations as the latest in a string of attempts to block the release of embarrassing documents artists are for it has more from london. well it's reported that he said on monday that if
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newspapers don't demonstrate some social responsibility then it will be difficult for the government to stand back and not act now he also made reference to injunctions and theists these are measures that the government has to prevent the disclosure of certain types of information by the media particularly if it would impact u.k. military or intelligence operations now he did go on to say that his preference was not for heavy handed tactics but it will be worth reminding viewers that back in july we saw u.k. government officials enter the guardian newspaper offices that's the newspaper that's being at the forefront of publishing the edward snowden leaks and destroy hard drives containing some of that sensitive information the u.k. government has also detained journalist and partner of glenn greenwald david miranda under terrorist legislation many people would say those are extremely heavy
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handed tactics indeed responding to the reports of the prime minister's statement glenn greenwald the journalist it's been primarily reporting these leaks said that this was shocking that this happens in a country that tells itself it has press freedom. it's not just the guardian of course there's been working on making data from edward snowden's leaks available to the world and online n.t. secrecy website crypto has put together a map showing the extraordinary reach of u.s. surveillance now according to the web site in every country in the world to head of phone calls intercepted from tens of thousands up to tens of billions of central asia and the middle east appear to have been of the cheap targets but far from the only once now let's take a look at this in europa america's closes their lives to find themselves under intense surveillance with three hundred and sixty one million conversation intercepted. in germany that also goes for the middle east as well as they are in
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asia now one hundred twenty twenty four billion close calls globally have not been monitored by the u.s. in just one month this year according to glenn greenwald of form a guardian journalist there who first published edward snowden's leaks told he told a video agency ruptly that america's snooping will not be scaled back any time soon . brazil germany finance. course it's. going to repeat itself continuously in the next several weeks or months almost every country around the world very clear objective review is to not just go over this but you keep a very long history of the big time. if you're a citizen of spain or anywhere else for everything they do in terms of. the plot of global indignation over n.s.a.
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spying has a prompted washington to promise a review of the agency's controversial practices but not everyone is happy about the idea of limiting intelligence gathering and as a director general keith alexander has challenge of the pending review say he believes a mass spying has been entirely justified by the security gains some senators seem to share his view dianne feinstein a california democrat said she's confident that there was nothing unlawful in that the n.s.a.'s actions that stands as shared by several washington hopes without formal vice president dick cheney saying that extra knowledge is always an adventure when it comes to national security for now although washington has been getting an easy ride over the scandal at least that's the view of ecuador as a president to rafael correa the socialist leader who's an outspoken critic of the u.s. is on them official visit to moscow. he is following the talks. africa is
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now in moscow the very same city where edward snowden their whistleblower now resides on the his political asylum the breaking revelations of who infuriated the leader of ecuador back this summer and he's still pretty much angry especially in the light of the latest revelations on high profile politicians in europe being wiretapped by the n.s.a. . but they said it was necessary for fighting against terrorism and i don't know if i'm going to merkel is a terrorist i think it's clear the use of agents programs for economic reasons for helping the transnational companies can you imagine what could happen if the program was carried out by been as cuba russia or the it could or argentina they would have cooties dictators and criminals and we could be judged in the international court has never even the fact that. the economy of ecuador largely depends on the united states it's not by no means an obstacle for the korea to come with open criticism of washington's actions i remember when i
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covered the huge international scandal involving the visit to moscow of another latin american leader the president believe you ever more or less want to use a plane was denied airspace in europe and had to spend twelve hours at vienna's airport so back then i quoted a very explosive words from the ecuadorian foreign ministry which said that if something like this happens to us president then it would have been a good reason to declare war so of course the economic and military cooperation will be on the table at the talks between putin and korea but there's no chance that the fate of mr snowden will escape their attention in this conversation. online we're asking what impact do you think for the n.s.a. spying revelations that could have let's take a look at how you're voting safe most of all of us believe that the end of the new n.s.a. leaks will merely prompt a wolf a million speeches about privacy but not no real action really and a court of you they believe that they going to see a. a rise in social resistance and a mess of demonstrations against n.s.a.
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civilians of thirteen percent people are getting a used to these scandals and won't react to any further revelation just a small part of the minority who voted to anticipate general steps to protect privacy so head to our dot com to cast your vote if you haven't done so. the white house is facing international pressure over the drone warfare members of a family who survived an unmanned aerial strike will appear before the u.s. congress today their grandmother was killed while working in the garden parties can met the fam. why do you think your grandmother was killed. i don't know but one of the reason why we came to believe i have no idea why my grandmother was killed. what did you do when it blew up did you run with what were you doing my mind that when i did turn here and outside with my grandmother
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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 and get her not to care for coming out but i was very scared when. my deepest condolences for your mother's good for your loss is a very tough up i am very much of it. 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. amnesty international recently left out at washington
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condemning some of the drone strikes as it was quine's the rights group so called for greater transparency and justice for the victims like the room on family this story became the inspiration for documentary filmmaker robert greenwald latest movie ghana chicken spoke with him and with the fam. people want to believe in 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 of represented an 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 family is speaking 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
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then you have this extraordinary militarily industrial electoral complex bipartisan that agrees that the way to solve problems is by invading occupying and droning we have to change all of it. right in just a few hours the countdown to the social winter olympics will hit the one hundred day mark the day you can see right there these are live pictures from the center of moscow where we're going to show you that clock that ticking away counting down to that one hundred mark the olympic torch is continuing its spending relay in russia's western mice region of grass arches and reforma in say for us take a look. why with one hundred days to go the told she's making its way across the kaliningrad region the first word of that is just started here. which is just forty kilometers away from kaliningrad ensuring that. into the city where it's due to
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arrive later if you can see there's a lot of commotion here but this is actually the most westerly point of the relay that's because this russian strife between poland and lithuania around about a million people live you can say hundreds have turned out today to try and cheer on the top through also dozens of barry's involved one of those include russia's world champion. so you can now it's hard to imagine that historic journey ride from russia twenty three days ago from grace during that time it's called uprisings of kilometers has been up to the north pole is being carried by far the frost i mean just over a month stand for it to go up to the international space station first by the spotlight is on kaliningrad. region and claiming brad and the torch has just left the town especially of course and he's heading towards the city to ride this evening we'll be doing our best to keep you updated with the really like. right
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well coming greg is just one leg of the sochi olympic flame record breaking journey which still has quite a way now the torch is a total route sixty five thousand kilometers reaching more than two thousand nine hundred towns and cities it's traveling by car plane train and helicopter as well as some more unusual means of transport including a reindeer sleigh and a hot air balloon the flame will change hands with around fourteen thousand people before ending up in sochi and still on the final preparations for the game in full swing arches paul scott reports from the black sea resort. as the countdown continues in the final preparations are being made ahead of sochi twenty fourteen and although there's going to be no lavish ceremony to celebrate one hundred days until the start of the games as you can see the iconic olympic rings have been installed at the equally as iconic sochi
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train station and it's all been about public transport really over the last twenty four hours or cyber monday president putin was in town where he greeted the new president of the international olympic committee thomas back in the drawer opened a new transformer in our village just further down the coast from now the joy confirms that the sporting venues all of them will be all should be ready on time they're almost complete now it's just the finishing touches that are being made on thomas bach also said that these one hundred days of going to be the busiest for the organizers and president putin also took the opportunity to try to lay some fears concerning russia's so-called antigay law of course banning the promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minus we'll do everything to ensure that all competitors and guests at the winter olympics in sochi too comfortable regardless of race or sexual orientation and every sporting venue has been built from scratch but despite the scale of the undertaking the message from the organizers is clear
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that sochi will be ready. one hundred days remaining. days of flame. destroyed. by street and reza has a reignited in that turkey police used tear gas water tank and to break up a demonstration ever the trial of a policeman accused of murder later in the program we are still where the wave of public anger could be leading. plus italy's historical heritage days and they have as the come. he tries to plug gaping holes in its budget best and plenty mole off to the break.
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a pleasure to have you with us today. george is on the. one hundred and twenty three days. through. really. people for sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip. torch
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relay. on our. logo. on to an x. story as you're about drags itself out of recession for the first time in two yes' a new crisis could be just around the corner tough austerity measures and rising taxes are prompting businesses to hype the day the government's reda. reports. 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 wealth or 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 two thousand and twenty the shadow
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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 twenty two well there's about one trillion euros in potential tax revenues lost in the total budget deficit for the entire block of 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 and should be calling the state you didn't want to see the time she's going to cost you a peak expenditure 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 a result. i was so related the rise of this phenomenon to crises and it's like
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calls 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 the effects may view limited as more and more europeans get dissolution then all becoming distrusting of their governments believe or an appeal of the shadow economy may just be too appealing to turn down. financial trade if you like . says governments are fading the reality is that people will agree to pay more for less. 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 goes in social security payments and almost another twenty percent. in different income taxes to work it's a paying almost half the salary to the government and they're not getting much in
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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 they're looking for alternatives . he also told us that all of these tax dodging methods are nothing new and that officials themselves are serving as bad role models we can see that the politicians are the first ones to cook the books bain'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. 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
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been suffering this crisis for over five years not to do the same. but there are ways the citizens can fight back against government. explains how. 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 those who will no longer wait for you to cogitate agitate debate whether or not respond and hashtags oh so quick can stop the plunder and pillage by the hucksters and banks to back by the state it's called bitcoin. there's a revolution. turkish police so resorted to brutal methods to disperse a protest outside a courthouse in the capital ankara the demonstration was sponsored by the courts
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refusal to detain a policeman i.q. stop killing of protesters during the summer you know from the turkish labor party says the under arrest it's only likely to escalate. the actual government is during the part the turkish republic as it was founded it's tearing apart its bases and secular bases it's the unified bases the nation it is the state constructed upon the so-called judicial cases against opposition parties against journalists against the army. the rechange of media for some parts direct pressure for the other parts change of ownership the reach 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 a feeling in the. public in the society which culminated in the good
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support protest and that will continue until the. fall of this government. and more protests come from egypt to egypt insecurities forces have you see again break up a serious rally in support of the muslim brotherhood at a university campus in cairo protesters have been defending the legitimacy of the alsa president mohamed morsi really came a week before the trial of the former leader on charges of inciting murder meanwhile several judges overseeing the trial of other top muslim brotherhood officials have withdrawn from the hearings. and other world news a chinese a police are looking for two suspects a link to monday's tragedy on tiananmen square in beijing and a bus crashed into pedestrians officials believe the incident was a suicide attack saying those involved come from a rest of the region in the country's northwest mostly populated by muslims the question left five people dead and thirty eight injured.
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and over on our website experimental helicopter comes crashing down on the outskirts of moscow up right r.t. dot com we've got footage after the disaster and all the details. also while you're there one of the world's largest sources of fresh water is in danger as officials plan a nuclear waste facility near lake huron on the u.s. canadian border locals are serious and we've got that story and there's online. italy is resorting to drastic measures to revive the economy and rein in the budget deficit that could mean selling some of the nation's most prized historical assets and as old as you got is going to free paws for many this is a step too far 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
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is the jewel of this italian town a jewel which is now getting a price tag of. the worst economic recession since the second world war in a massive debt the government is in desperate need of cash myself fifty historical sites it hopes to raise nearly five hundred million euros but not all the villages around the orsini 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 wargo authorities assure private investment will only hope to strengthen the gas also storage 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
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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 a luxury resort 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 over forty percent and next year's budget own likely to improve that 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 suitor. italy. coming up next here on our team that investigates the government's failure to tackle corruption.
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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 in 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 for 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 you're spares teachers wound of so of the good stuff for money to playboy it is
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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. but with economic ups and downs in the final. day that the deal sank i and the rest because i think me taking it will be everything.
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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 those who hate and gives it those who will no longer wait for you to cogitate agitate debate whether or not response and hashtags oh so quaint can stop the plunder and pillage by the con man hucksters and banks to his back by the state it's called bitcoin may there's a revolution. yes max it's revolution time and this is what's happening in the u.k. tweet from big coins berlin the value of bitcoin will skyrocket once people understand just how revolutionary it is that quote come.

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