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destroyed. britain's a prime minister's question for legal action to stop newspapers from publishing edward snowden exposing the extent of spying by u.s. and u.k. intelligence agencies. one minute outraged by washington snooping after those president rafael correa gives an exclusive interview to our teacher in his visit to moscow last. a mother killed my children were injured we have no idea why our village and my house was targeted they survived a u.s. drone strike in pakistan but lost their grandmother r t speaks to the family of one now testifying before members of congress in the first ever hearing of its kind. and coming up on our deal with just one hour to go before the one hundred the day countdown to the sochi winter olympics we bring the latest from the preparations in
the host city and follow the record breaking tough new day. hello and welcome to our team with me telling with day 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 are to serve truth 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 to act now he also made reference to injunctions and dina atheists 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 claim 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 glenn greenwald's 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 and investigative journalists tony
gosling says cameron's claims that people's reporting on snowden's leaks are damaging national security are groundless. 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 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 has been no evidence whatsoever that any of this is a threat to national security as the guardian and glenn greenwald point out time and time again this is really the last refuge of
a scoundrel this accusation of threatening national security 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. it's not just the guardian of course that has been working to make data from edward snowden's leaks available to the world and online and to secrecy website cryptome has put together a map of showing the extraordinary breach of u.s. surveillance that according to the website every country in the world had phone calls into separate from tens of thousands up to tens of billions central asia as well as the arab world of the middle east appear to have been the chief targets but by no means the only ones in e.u. where america's close allies all find themselves under intense of aliens with three hundred and sixty one million tappings in germany in total the united states wanted to one hundred twenty four billion calls globally in the space of just one month
earlier this year then greenwald the from a guardian journalist who first published edward snowden's leaks told our g.'s video agency ruptly that america's snooping will not be so scaled back any time soon. brazil germany finance. course it's. going to repeat itself continuously for the next several weeks or months almost every country around the world very clear objective of the answer is to not just go but to keep it for as long as they can so the big time. if you're a citizen of spain or anyone else you were never doing in terms of endearment. the flood of global indignation over n.s.a. spying has prompted washington to promise a review of the agency's controversial practices the obama administration is even considering whether to ban all spying on leaders of allied states but not everyone is happy about the idea of limiting intelligence gathering the n.s.a.
director general keith alexander has challenged the pending review saying he believes matt spying has been entirely justified by the security gains congress some congress men seem to share the same opinion peter king who's the chairman of the house a subcommittee on counterterrorism said the president should stop apologizing as the n.s.a. has saved thousands of lives and not just in the u.s. but also throughout do you worry that stance is also shared by several washington hawks with former vice president dick cheney also saying that that knowledge is always an advantage when it comes to security. now of course for now there washington has been getting an easy right over the scandal at least that's the view of president rafael correa the socialist leader who's an outspoken critic of the u.s. is on our official visit to moscow. is following the talks. refer to korea is
now in moscow the very same city where they were snowden the whistleblower now resides on 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. produced they said it was necessary for voicing against terrorism i don't know who is a terrorist i think it's clear the use of various programs for economic reasons for helping the transnational companies. could be judged in the international. given 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 explain 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 a well asking what impact do you think for the n.s.a. spying to reveal revelations could have here's how you've been voting a safe law most of our viewers believe that new n.s.a. leaks will merely prompt more familiar speeches about privacy but no really no action a court of you think we're going to see a rise in social resistance and mass demonstration gains and as
a surveillance thirteen percent say people are getting used to these scandals and one react to further revelation just a small minority they at three three percent say that they need to support a genuine steps to protect privacy so head to r.t. dot com to cause your vote if you haven't done so already. survivors of a u.s. drone strike appearing before members of congress today for the first time in history right you're now seeing live pictures from the briefing the family has no idea why they were talking to one of the sons this is a bear has told the members of congress that he no longer loves blue skies because drones don't fly when it's cloudy a lawyer representing the family was earlier did. the u.s. visa and they say they had hesitated to speak to congress because of that but the family hopes that now after hearing this story the u.s. will review its drug war story reprogram artie's than she can break with them
really are. why do you think your grandmother was killed. i don't know that's one of the reason why we came here i have no idea why my grandmother was killed. or did you do when it blew up did you run the boat 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 and i noticed my hand was bleeding so i tried to clean my hand but not kept coming out but i was very scared so i just kept running. 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 in 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 on. amnesty international recently a less started washington condemning some of its drone strikes as war crimes the rights groups called for greater transparency and justice for the victims like the roman family their story became the inspiration for documentary filmmaker robert greenwald latest movie then it is again a 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 targets 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 to what is the you know the families became to all kinds of americans people who 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 and droning we have to change all over. to has resurfaced in turkey on corrupt police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a demonstration over the trial of a policeman accused of murder later in the program we are aware the wave of public anger could be beating. plus crushing tax burdens and stifling red tape from the
e.u. businesses to slip into the shadow economy a vicious cycle that could spark a new downturn that i'm getting more coming up later in the program. but first in just an hour's time all the commandant of the so she went to olympics will hit the one hundred day mark now you're watching live pictures of moscow's red square there i'm trying to see if we can count it down there it's still at one al it will be down in a couple of minutes there meanwhile the number you told is continuing its globe spanning relaid now in russia's west and most region of cutting grass. is the for us. ed lu days to go the children is making its way across the kaliningrad region the first leg of that has just started his time. which is just forty kilometers away from kaliningrad enjoying the day when mike 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 wesley point of the rewrite us because this russian exit life sandwiched between part of the time when you're around about a million people and you can say hundreds have turned out today to try and cheer on the top through dozens of tools berries and gold one of those include russia will champion like the swimming which is taken over now it's hard to imagine that this store tourney ride them russia twenty three days a guy from grace during that time is going to follow much has been up to the no zero thing on the frost i mean just over a month weeks on sorry to go up to the international space station first by school so there's an awful lot to happen but the moments at least the spotlight is on the living grad. region of living grad and the children just left the town especially ghost and he's heading towards the city to ride this evening we'll be doing our best to keep you updated with the rain like. well collingridge is just one leg of
the social limping flames a record breaking journey which still has quite a way to go now the torch is a global route is a sixty five thousand kilometers long possibly through thousands of towns and cities it's been carried by call by play by you know helicopters as well as one usual means of transport a reindeer slayer hot air balloon and a nuclear icebreaker and then the farmer said earlier on the torch will even be taken on a space walk in russia or the relay has so far covered almost forty cities with more than two thousand torch bearers in volved and on february the seventh the torch will end up in the olympic host city of sochi where the final preparations for the games are now being made our 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
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 adelaide 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 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. and a couple of minutes so we take a look at the part of the economy that slipping into the shadows out the back. torch is on its epic journey to. one hundred and twenty three days. through to some nine hundred cities of russia. really forging thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in
a record setting trip by land air sea another space. torch relay. on march. his lover into an amazon. that had been my dream. but he couldn't hold on to there is such a thing as i was growing a teacher and now she runs her own factory where they screw down a challenge to man there's no alcohol no smoking and even coffee is forbidden they worship the sun. will he be able to win back man versus woman. pencil saying with us here on r t russia's investigation committee has brought new
charges against opposition figurehead alexian of all they along with his brother they're accused of defrauding a cosmetics company to the tune of a nearly a million dollars and laundering that money is not the first time that alexa has been charged to early a the activist best known for exposing government corruption schemes was found guilty of bessel men in his role as advisor to the governor of a russian region he was given five years in jail but the bell was late to reduce class suspended sentence simple point too. as europe drags itself out of recession for the first time in years a new crisis could be around the corner tough austerity measures and rising taxes are prompting businesses to hide below their government's reda cilia 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 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 in potential tax revenues lost in the total budget deficit for the entire block amount 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 calling the state to the voicing of turkeys
and the concept of big expenditure is an increasingly numb number of people who are having to work in the black market is 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 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 the effects need to limit it 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. and chill trade a feeling some. governments are saying. into accept that reality that people want to greed to pay more for less but it's workers i'm not rich work is i'm talking 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 different income 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 they're looking for alternatives . right he also told us that all 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 underground economy payments cash payments. the socialist party is also involved in a very similar scandal and the receiver and confidence in young 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 but there are ways citizens can fight back against government to a the region max kaiser explains how. you know russell brand you say you want a revolution well you know we all want to change the world is 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 it will no longer wait for you to cogitate agitate debate whether or not response and hashtags oh so quick can stop the plunder and pillage by the current hucksters of banks backed by the state it's called bitcoin may there's
a revolution. take as police have resorted to brutal methods to dispose a protest outside a courthouse in the capital ankara the demonstration was sparked by the court's refusal to detain a policeman accused of killing a protester during the summer you know sonar from the turkish labor party says the under arrest is only likely to escalate the actual government is tearing apart the republic as it was founded it's tearing apart its bases and secular bases its unified bases the nation comes to these state constructed upon the so-called judicial cases against opposition parties against journalists against the army. the reach changing of media for some parts direct pressure for the other person change of ownership the rechange ing of the i view a logical basis of the state from
a nation's 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 support protest and that will continue until the. fall of this government. and more protests in egypt security forces they have used tear gas you break up the students rally in support of the muslim brotherhood at a university campus in cairo protesters have been defending the legitimacy of the asa president mohamed morsi the rally came a week before the trial of the former leader on charges of infighting murder we'd all several judges servicing the trial of other top muslim brotherhood officials have withdrawn from the hearings. and other world news chinese police are looking for two suspects a link to monday's tragedy on tournaments square in beijing when an s.u.v.
crashed into pedestrians officials believe the incident was a suicide attack saying those involved to come from a rest of region in the countries your questions to populated by muslims the question of five people dead thirty five thirty eight injured. the same very strong there's been ravaging all the rain europa leaving at least thirteen people dead has reached russia up hurricane force winds have caused massive power outages and left thousands without electricity in the country's northwest and st petersburg the storm has called water levels rise but officials will say there's no danger of flooding. and over at our website q pilots have had a narrow escape on the outskirts of most say they manage to bail out just in time as the experimental ministry helicopter came crashing down in a forest on a web site r.t. dot com we've got the footage of the incident and all the details. puzzle while
you're there one of the world's largest sources of fresh water is under threat as officials plan a nuclear waste facility near lake who run on the u.s. canadian border. up ahead it's breaking the set with every month in thanks for being with me. a spanish language teacher of 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 your spiritual teachers warned 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. legal. live.
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