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britain's prime minister threatens a legal action to stop me from publishing edward snowden's leaks exposing the extent of spying by u.s. and u.k. intelligence agencies. one man outraged by washington's snooping acquittals president rafael correa gives an exclusive interview to our teacher in his visit to moscow plus. a mother my children were injured we have no idea why our village or my house was targeted they survived a u.s. drone strike in pakistan but lost a grandmother are to speak to the family preparing to testify before members of congress in the first ever hearing of its kind. and so with just a few hours to go before the one hundred day countdown to the sochi winter olympics we'll bring you the latest from the preparations in the host city and follow the
record breaking toss really. a very warm welcome to you if you have just joined us here on r.t. with me to about monday let's take a look at our top story this hour. the british government has warned it could resort to legal action to silence newspapers seeking to publish edward snowden's n.s.a. revelations it's the latest in a string of attempts to block the release of embarrassing documents archie surfer has more from london. well it's reported that he said on monday that if 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
dean says 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 greenwald david miranda under terrorist legislation many people would say those are extremely heavy handed tactics indeed responding to the reports of the prime minister's statement greenwald the journalists being 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 that has been working on making data from edward snowden's leaks available to the world and online and to secrecy website home has put together a map showing the extraordinary reach of u.s. surveillance now according to the web site of every country in the world had four calls intercepted from tens of thousands of the tens of billions central asia as well as the middle east appear to have been the chief targets but far from being the only ones in europe america's closest allies are found themselves under intense scrutiny with three hundred and sixty one million conversations intercepted in germany in total the united states. it's monitored a hundred and twenty four billion calls globally in just one month this grand greenwald a former guardian journalist first published edward snowden's leaks told our video agency ruptly that america's snooping will not be scaled back anytime soon.
brazil germany france. and spain states is going to repeat itself continuously for the next several weeks or months almost every country around the world very clear objective of the n.s.a. is to not just go after all this but to keep it for as long as they can so the big time. if you're a citizen of spain or anyone else or everything they've been doing in terms of they've been here. to talk more about the n.s.a. revelations and the u.k. government's attempts to curb them i'm joined live now from brazil by investigative journalist autonomy. it's always good to have you with us what do british journalists think about the cameras warning all that legal action. well i think we've got something rotten in the state of england david cameron is threatening journalists at the same time as he's calling for press freedom and of
course what that really means is it's press freedom for his story he doesn't see really i don't think he really wants independent journalism in this country i think if he could close down the guardian he would he really hates these revelations many people may have noticed that his former communications man andy corson is in court in britain today facing the same sorts of phone hacking charges as actually being accused of the g.c. h.q. in the n.s.a. all of these mass data trawls are extremely dangerous and criminal acts we've seen the security services in this country try and change the law to bring those acts within the law and fail so effectively what michael hastings the investigative journalist in the united states was saying is that the military and certain parts of the government including david cameron the people surrounding him have declared war on the press and this is why he's attacking the guardian is because actually what what the guard is doing is exposing criminality at high level david cameron
needs to move out of the way and allow the or for at least to actually arrest people who have committed these crimes the reason why these data trolls are so dangerous is it allows really the g.c. h.q. in the or forty's in britain to take out any of their political opponents i mean for example we've seen just over the weekend this guy laurie love who was part of the occupy movement arrested and it looks like he may even be extradited to the united states attorney for the gang into computers tony cameron is saying that all claiming that publishing anything the leads is damaging national security what does that actually have to do what does he actually have to back up that claim i mean or do you media outlets that take national security seriously as they shared all. look there's been no evidence whatsoever that any of this is a threat to national security as the guardian and glenn greenwald pointed out time and time again this is really the last refuge of
a scoundrel this accusation of threatening national security because it's been absent all it's been is an accusation no evidence for it whatsoever i mean the people who've been supposed to be protecting our freedoms the security services on nine eleven on seven seven many people around the world believe that those were actually false flag attacks inside jobs these people are supposed to be protecting our freedoms and they haven't i mean for example in britain the families of many of the seven seven victims have simply been let down by the legal process and i'm left hanging because we're in a very dangerous state i think in britain we're moving towards a police state almost like a pinochet type this mass disappearance is a mass arrests but the police are scared at least those who are close to the government and the new national crime agency britain's f.b.i. are going around arresting the wrong people what they should be doing is arresting those who have been doing these massive illegal data trawls that's the real problem here the white house has promised that it will review its sweeping surveillance
practices but this initiative really is not welcome by everyone in washington let's just take a look at some of the reactions that we've heard out of washington the elysee director general keith alexander has challenged the pending review saying he believes a massive spying has been entirely justified by the security gains that stars is also shared by several washington halls with former vice president dick cheney saying that that actual knowledge is always an advantage when it comes to security so tony i ask you who do you think will have an upper hand here is advocating for the review of those against it. well i think cameron's accusations against the guardian will actually backfire on him in a similar way the daily mail's accusations against miliband father backfired i mean let's look at what's been going on here we've got war crimes on a massive scale illegal invasions grown killings these enormous false flag attacks
been going all over over the last ten years or so justifying this illegal war on terror this kind of idea of regime change wherever we want the latest attempt in syria has failed so far and so what's happened is much of the flak is now being poured on the journalists and on the people and on the politicians as i said before as michael hastings pointed out the guy who died in a fiery car crash in los angeles back in june that what's happening is the criminals within the system are now turning on the press and the politicians and that's why it's so dangerous that's why i mention pinochet and that's why we that's the sort of direction we have to really make sure we boyd here in britain we need some arrests of senior people who've been doing criminal acts within the secret services otherwise we are going down that police state pinochet route tony gosling investigative journalist from the u.k. speaking to us our ongoing story that we're taking a look at here on r t thank you very much. frank. for now though washington has
been getting an easy ride over the scandal at least that's the view of aqueducts president rafael correa the socialist leader he's an outspoken critic of the us is on an official visit to moscow. is following the talks. africa is 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 at least they said it was necessary for fighting against terrorism and i don't know if we're 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 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 mr korea to come with open criticism of washington's actions i remember when i 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 i 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 well skiing what impact do you think for the n.s.a.
spying revelations i could have let's take a look now at how you've been voting so far right way so love you as believe that new n.s.a. leaks a will merely prompt a mole familia speeches about privacy but no action and a quarter of you think that we're going to see a rise in social resistance add. of demonstrations against and it's a surveillance and i'll just say a thirteen percent say people are getting used to these scandals and want riyad to for the revelations and just a small percentage of us three percent they say that they anticipate genuine steps to protect privacy so head to our g dot com to cause your vote if you haven't done so already. survivors of a u.s. drone strike will appear before members of congress today for the first time in history a family whose grandmother was killed when a missile hit the garden in pakistan a year ago say they have no idea why they were targeted. she can
spoke to them for us let's take a listen why do you think your grandmother was killed. i don't know but one of the reason why we came here i have no idea why my grandmother was killed. did you do when it blew up did you run with what were you doing. when the drone hit i was outside with my grandmother everything became dark i was scared so i started to run when i noticed my hand was bleeding so i tried to clean my house but not kept coming out but i was very scared so i just kept running in. my deepest condolences for your mother's good for your loss is a 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 in my house was targeted. this is going to be the first time when the u.s.
congress generally approves of drone strikes we'll hear from innocent victims of those strikes the rainman 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 it. washington r.t. i'm going to. amnesty international recently last started washington condemning some of its journey strikes as war crimes the rights group are called for greater transparency and justice for victims like the remark family this story became the inspiration for documentary filmmaker robert greenwald's latest movie and she spoke with him as well. 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 target soup 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 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 a man 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 and droning we have to change all of the. street has resurfaced in turkey uncorrupt police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a demonstration over the trial of the policemen accused of murder later in the program we all still where the wave of public anger could be leading. plus crushing a tax burdens and stifling red tape from to e.u.
businesses to seep into the shadow economy a vicious circle that could spark the new downturn that implantable after the soft break. well. science technology innovation all the leaders developments from around russia we've got this huge area covered. your comment was. you know. i should have you with us here on our t.v. today i'm wrong researcher.
thanks for staying with us here in just a few hours the countdown to the sochi winter olympics will hit one hundred day mark now these are live pictures of from the center of moscow where you can see the cloud there that's been keeping that time so we jus hit it on target right the globe spending relay in russia as well as in russia as a winter western ways region and what are these enter fama is there following that torch for us. effluvia used to go to the pool she's making his way across
the kaliningrad region in the first leg of that is just started here and the time. which is just forty kilometers away from kaliningrad enjoying the day will make is why into the city where it's due to arrive later this evening if you can see there's a lot of commotion here this is actually the most worsley point of the relay that's because this russian. sandwiched between part of the. around about a million people and you can say hundreds have turned out today to try and cheer on the told through dozens of barry's involved one of those include russia. so you can now it's hard to imagine that this story turn iraq and russia twenty three days ago from grace joining that time is. up to the north pole is being carried by father frost i mean just over a month. story to go up to the international space station first by school so there's an awful lot to happen but for the moment at least the spotlight is on the
living grad. region of cleaning brad and the two just left a tiny speck 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 rain. well calling god it's just one leg of the so she only flames a record breaking journey which still has quite a way to game. is a sixty five thousand. thousands of towns and cities it's been carried by a car by a plane and a helicopter as well as more unusual means of transport a radius year and a hot air balloon and a nuclear icebreaker and as andrew farmer has mentioned the torch will even take a bit of a walk in space in russia the relay has so far covered almost forty cities with more than two thousand torch bearers involved in this part of the journey right and are on the server the torch will end up in the olympic host city of sochi where the
final preparation love for the games i'm now being made out he's got reports from the black sea resort. as the countdown continues in earnest 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 haue been installed at the equally as iconic sochi train station and it's all been about public transport really over the last twenty four hours or so because on monday president putin was in town where he greeted the new president of the international olympic committee thomas back in the open the new transport in our village just further down the coast from now the g.o.p. confirms that the sporting venues all of them will be or should be ready on time they're almost complete now which is the finishing touches that are being made on thomas back 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 the searching will be reading. one hundred days remaining. days of flame. as year a very sad salvo out of recession for the first time in to me as a new crisis could be just around the corner tough austerity measures and rising taxes are prompting businesses to hide below their government's radar tessa still
yet 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 government 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 if not the international organization the o.e.c.d. 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 a mile so 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 and should be in the stage of the choosing the crossing the picket expenditure is increasingly a number of people who are having to work in the black market disapproved of living goes up and living standards go down as a result. i was so relieved at the rise of this phenomenon to crises and it's 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 the effects of these new limit it as more and more europeans get dissolution then all becoming distrusting of their governments believe or an appeal of vs shadow economy may just be too appealing to turn down. financial trade to felix more and the governments are failing to accept the reality that people want
to agree to pay more for less. punish workers i'm not talking rich work is i'm talking 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 so work is 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 so obviously very angry annoyed and they're looking for alternatives. he also told us that all these a tax dodging methods are nothing new and that officials themselves are serving as bad role models. we can see that the politicians were the first ones to cook the books things 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. the socialist party is also involved in a very similar scandal in on the loose year and confidence in your own cattle and regional party is also involved in a similar scandal that is so scandal so all the spanish parties right now caught up in major illegal financing scandals in which they've been receiving cash payments how can we expect people on the street in spain who are suffering have been suffering this crisis for over five years not to do the same well let's take a look at what's happening on our website two pilots have had a narrow escape on the asking moscow they managed to bail out just in time as the experimental military helicopter came crashing down in a forest visit our web site r.t. dot com we've got footage of the incident as well as the details. right while you're also there one of the world's largest sources of fresh water is under
threat as officials plan a nuclear waste facility near near lake huron and at the u.s. canadian border locals are furious and we've got the story online. turkish police have resorted to brutal methods to disperse a protest outside a courthouse in the capital ankara the demonstration was sparked by of course refusal to detain a policeman accused of killing a protester during the summer you know from the turkish labor party says that the under arrest is only likely to escalate. the actual government is tearing apart the turkish republic as it was founded it's tearing apart its bases and secular bases it's the unified basis the nation comes it is the state constructed upon 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 changing of the ideological base of the state from the 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 gay part protest and that will continue until the. fall of this government. up ahead i'll report on that instruction caused by illegal fishing off the coast of west africa.
a spanish language teacher in 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 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 spears teachers wound of 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.
if we look at the history of the l.p.c. w.n. it's indeed human say in the past with the united states death bed there is a history of let's say intimidation on many collation of whatever you call it if indeed that we find that president assad is lying or cheating and i doubtful that he will do that because his life is really on the line in the life of the whole regime then of course then i think a military strike could. for the opportunity for.