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official. since two thousand and twelve the country's prime minister. for. drug treatment. killed the leader of the pakistani taliban. is almost like a symbolic overwatch of the populace that makes a paranoid. protesters critics. as a way to actually legalize the ball data collection of millions of americans. from
all of us here a very warm welcome to today. world headlines for this hour october has become the bloodiest month in iraq for five years the data coming in from the country's interior defense and health ministry is putting the death toll at nine hundred sixty four almost ninety percent of them being civilians and according to the government the number hasn't been this high since april two thousand and eight when more than a thousand people were killed when the numbers don't quite correspond with the findings of the u.n. which puts as the bloodiest but whatever the figures it's clear the country is facing an increasing security problem perhaps no surprise that the iraqi prime minister is in washington asking for help a short while ago i spoke with. we know that the rocky leadership has made a request for u.s. assistance in the fight against terror we don't know the details of that request
the leaders wouldn't elaborate on that the iraqi prime minister called al qaida a scourge for iraq and the middle east the iraqi prime minister has arrived in washington in the month that turned out to be the deadliest in the last five years for those who are following the news it's becoming such a repetitive phrase the deadliest month in iraq for this many years said we we hear it all the time the fact is that following the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three terrorism has skyrocketed in iraq six kerry in a war that broke out as a result of the invasion has created a great environment for terrorists the iraqi prime minister says it's getting worse because he says as a result of the so-called arab revolutions there is a power vacuum in the region which extremist forces take advantage of it specifically spoke about syria and the situation there of course even though iraq snorri all molly he knows what the u.s. invasion has led to in his country he can't be too critical of washington because after all in a way it's thanks to the u.s. that he's now in power going nature can write that and hear about see we spoke to
political analysts or she ones will says that the actual level of violence across the entire middle east has been spiking in recent months. prime minister of iraq when he made that call i think what he means by it is providing intelligence. and support to because he fears that the spillover from syria is affecting the level of violence in iraq and the level of violence in iraq as a whole has increased because of that but the reality is the politics of iraq is broken and the violence is is a result of that is not only because iraqi army's weak is just because the iraqi politics as a whole is dysfunctional that hasn't worked for the last ten years or so. i don't think was going on in iraq is going to be a risk to the global sort of risk but obviously is going to be rich to oil markets in the around the world is going to be
a risk to the region as the middle east iran and what's going on in syria i mean this could turn sort of this ball from syria and then to iraq and then it can you never know what is going to stop. the pakistani taliban in the meantime it's valid to avenge the death of its leader he's been killed in a u.s. drone strike and pakistani officials say the assassination has now directs the peace talks with militants. here then is in islamabad now with the latest details for us here on out. the official sources has gone from the demerger of. saud and top of his military aides. of course my sword was very important. to taliban pakistan as he was leading the movement for years the bounty was on his head around five million dollars that the us has actually. made or bounty on his head of course this has finished
all the whole pakistani we're actually putting on. and on with the negotiations with the taliban no i sharif two days back has announced that it has had already started and he has requested actually in his last visit to the u.s. . to stop the drone attacks on his own his own pakistan especially in the tribal area. u.s. and pakistani officials recently praised the way bilateral relations were developing with the latest drone strike will likely tarnish that trend and just lead to more killing that's according to peace activist and daughter mia. this is an absolute defiance of. on behalf of the u.s. government of what no washer you've had explicitly stated was necessary for pox on to take the matter into its own hands and this just seems to be a slap on the face to say your peace talks really do not mean anything to us and it
seems to be the us stating that it wants absolutely nothing to do with the pakistani government's stance on this i think the negotiations are going to be put to a halt and we're going to see severe repercussions the last time that the negotiations were on the table there was another drone strike and the pakistani taliban the t.p.c. they were not going to negotiate anymore we're already seeing calls from the from the police on the ground in pakistan tightening up security measures because there probably will end up being some bombs on the ground against innocent pakistani civilians that are caught in the crossfire in the retaliation so we see a regression in terms of in terms of where we could be heading. taking a bite out of a problem europe's on a high alert over recent rabies outbreak in france and so all amid fears it could just go right over the border. we're not particular so.
we've put ourselves at risk and coming up here and take a look into how the u.k. zoeth already used to handling disease prevention with vets arguing about taking their eyes off the ball. our finale on the program the u.s. senate committee has passed a bill to rein in the n.s.a. following the revelations of leaker edward snowden that critics say the measure will actually do quite the opposite. senator feinstein's bill is an effort to codified the n.s.a.'s bulk collection of americans telephone records which is in fact on shaky legal footing right now and there's another program that's being legalized in this bill which has not gotten as much attention as it really should which is the back door searches of international communications and so what has been happening is that the n.s.a. is allowed under the limits act to go collect huge amounts of communications of people who are suspected to be foreigners overseas without any individual warrant because they are foreigners overseas what ends up happening is the n.s.a.
scoops up a lot of communications between people overseas and americans and also ends up scooping a lot of purely domestic communications of americans into that as well these are all communications americans communications that the n.s.a. would need an individualized order court order or warrant to look at under ordinary circumstances. another sign of the ever growing reach of the national security agency is actually the brand new utah data center but it's called the eye of a crowd of persistent protesters who have taken over part of a local highway to demonstrate their outrage at the surveillance practices more in this without cities more important. known for its desert climate. and picturesque mountains utah has long been home to the nation's largest population of mormons today it's also home to america's soon to be biggest spy complex they put it inside of the middle of an army base so you care about people protesting the
army to protest the n.s.a. . damn garfield learned his lesson on independence day when police prohibited more than a hundred restore the fourth activists from protesting in front of the n.s.a.'s one point five billion dollar data center. shortly thereafter the group thought of a way to claim a two mile long stake right next to the n.s.a. they keep on trying to kick us out for being here why don't we just adopt a highway and we can come in we can clean up in the coming weeks of the peace sign will be placed right here that says restore the fourth you tom and for each day that employees report to work at the data center they will pass by this sign reminded of the public distrust of the n.s.a. and its ever expanding surveillance programs r t four members will be required to clean the highway at least three times a year but many activists like lorraine
a potter plan on being outside the data center much more often armed with an anti n.s.a. picket sign they believe that it is their place. to take in harvest all of our information the fourth amendment to the us constitution guarantees the right to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure. r t four was born into a nationwide grassroots movement after whistleblower edward snowden revealed how the n.s.a. spies on its own citizens as well as foreigners world leaders and even the vatican we're never going to be able to reverse this if we don't speak up if we don't say something if we don't get people aware of what's being done so what's being done inside the utah data center according to reports the surveillance complex will be filled with servers routers and computer intelligence experts working to intercept capture and analyze vast quantities of the world's communication. or other after buildings back there the secrets inside the data
center are heavily protected by fences the national guard and countless warning signs that overlooks the whole valley and kind of is almost like a symbolic overwatch of the populace that makes your paranoid. r.t. you. there are some though that are trying to take measures into their own hands in a bid to beat the n.s.a. by creating an innovative new spy proof platform affiliate the president and co-founder of silent circle explains how his company aims to curb e-mail surveillance through thought of encryption data we're trying to restore the privacy . that we feel that has been lost by pervasive surveillance email is intercepted by intelligence agencies all around the world and we've discovered through the snowden
revelations that. you know on its own citizens who it's turned all americans into foreigners as if we were. you know intelligence targets we can't make everything surveillance proof but what we can do is try to reduce the amount of exposure of e-mail metadata that's the data that says what the man who it's from who we date and time and these days the method data and the mail header is is really important for being able to surveil a society and see who's talking to who. and in the meantime the controversy continues over the people who allowed the revelations to be revealed to the world it comes to light the reason the partner of journalist glenn greenwald was held at heathrow airport in the summer was because the british authorities claim that he was involved in terrorism and espionage and the statement was disclosed during a court hearing earlier around the legal action against the british government
seeking the return of his possessions in a review of the legality of his nine hour detention among the things that skated woman tiriel supplied by edward snowden which authorities said could endanger people's lives if released greenwald lambasted the claims in an e-mail to reuters he said the government was absolutely and explicitly equating terrorism with journalism in that part where obviously we'd love to know what you think about the ongoing n.s.a. scandal just log on to our dot com you can participate right now in our latest global web poll and today we are asking you all to muttley given the stream of n.s.a. spy revelations since june what impact will further leaks harbor let's bring up the numbers for you here they are so far though the majority believing that politicians will make more noises about respecting privacy but will do nothing to rein in the government snooping almost a quarter now saying they will lead to a rights and social resistance to n.s.a. practices such as the recent stop watching us march that took place in washington
d.c. and thirteen percent feeling nothing will happen that all people are getting used to all the exposé when there are just no surprises left and a minority in our thinking that a sincere discussion of surveillance practices will take place and steps will be taken to ensure their privacy is prioritize that's very nice to have your say online right now at r.t. dot com. well the whole n.s.a. spying scandal is already costing america's telecommute a telecom giants a very pretty penny across the atlantic expansion plans of the country's leading provider and now up in the air over his direct involvement in eavesdropping. also the chinese confusion between switzerland and sweden the country's consulates have come up with a funny solution to explain which is which website we get all the details for you right now. plenty more to come for you this hour here on. a very short break. please.
for the. appeal. media freedom works nothing. when it comes to the interests of multinationals we have a media that is corrupted by power mostly by corporate power who have corporate ownership from the top corporate advertising coming in from the side we have the media this is where advertising and money and corporate influence is really the mother's milk a documentary filmmaker is being sued. for the truth is being told the private investigator something. even reading it happens people buy and sell those come services school of the world. hundreds of million dollar industry needs to protect its reputation a few million being spent on
a campaign to do just that is probably good good money wells will spend. so what will be the verdict. big boy is going bananas. and do you think your argument about turkey being prodigious examples of a muslim democracy that was able to separate that it's really engine from its economy still can be applied to these day that's the same point when i spoke about in the book was how he had done some being a complete basket he said make you to go away with hyperinflation nvidia violet die you get all of the tide so it she's so much economic success and i think that was great but the problem there is of course they do want to be needed there is an attitude has changed he now has become much more to talk to. us dollar range of any criticism and more bad annoyed.
pleasure to have you with us here on our show in moscow ukraine is gearing up to sign a landmark partnership deal with the european union at the end of november it will guarantee the former soviet republic free trade to the blocs markets but is the country's car industry ready to take up the task investigating for a. ski. entering the association agreement with the e.u. is being sold to the public as a step forward and while indeed the country's farmers might enjoy better export deals with a projected four hundred million euros annual profit the machinery bosses are not so happy the country's factories might simply not be able to afford modernizing to e.u. standards that would cost almost a staggering one hundred thirty billion euros and that would repeat the fate of the industrial giants who have already been caught in that trap hungary's bus factory it was the leader in public bus production throughout nineteen seventies europe
producing more than fourteen thousand buses a year in two thousand and seven it shut down having failed to compete on the european market it's now reopened only to export small shipments of buses to latin american countries and repair all their models in the one nine hundred seventy s. poland's lightweight delivery buses were exported to over one hundred countries all over the world but in two thousand and f. a c. factories both vanished from the face of the earth after being purchased by dario and g.m. respectively lot to be as rough buses were well known in the year in the soviet union those were probably the most widespread public transport vehicles on the country's roads but in the one nine hundred ninety s. the company failed to meet standards and lost the eastern market as well riga was so keen on your integration that it blocked roughs last ditch attempt to save itself through a merger with a russian gas company in one thousand nine hundred the car factory was officially declared bankrupt there are more examples of such failures in central and eastern europe all united by one issue failure to survive in the european market as things
stand it's hard to imagine which industrial enterprises in ukraine would be able to avoid the same fate. let's go to some other global news for you. start with a shooting at the los angeles international airport also known as. it's where a twenty three year old man stormed into a crowded terminal opened fire with a rifle he killed one wounded six the incident. in a stampede. part of the world six evacuated seven hundred domestic flights disrupted the shooter was overpowered he is now in custody authorities say he did have additional ammunition with him at the time it over details now what. are two members of the greek far right golden dawn party have been killed in a shooting they were attacked at close range from a motorcycle outside the group's office in the capital athens the incident comes amid a government crackdown on the golden dawn. was stabbed to death this september.
and thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters rallying in egypt in a nationwide protest ahead of the trial of toppled president mohamed morsi the clashes between police and protesters broke out in cairo and alexandria police arrested dozens of the trial begins on monday with morsi and other key muslim brotherhood members facing charges of inciting violence. more than one hundred firefighters have hold a major blaze at a scrap yard in the east of london of science believed to contain hasn't gas cylinders it started just hours before due to a walkout in a strike over salaries and changes to pension conditions. france has issued a rabies after a kitten died of the disease rabies was thought to have been eliminated from the country back in two thousand and one can be fatal to humans if not treated france's warning has raised concerns across europe forcing health officials to use elaborate
ways to prevent further outbreaks but as a boy could now reports vets in the u.k. claim the government's underestimating the true threat. nowadays every man and his dog can travel to the u.k. can you imagine the price of every friendly animal you meet imagine rabies in britain back when this public information video was made westminster's fear of rabies was so high that any animal coming into the country had to enjoy six months in quarantine first rabies is a killer we must keep rabies out but the rules were relaxed last year when britain was forced to join the european union's pet travel scheme. it's really like the razor says these dogs have come a lot from brazil them bob way vietnam in thailand they all need to be quarantined upon entry to the u.k. but pets coming in from europe and some other countries are exempt all they need is
a pet passport and a microchip. since the scheme started there has been seven hundred fifty one cases of rabies in animals in romania and three hundred ninety five in poland the latest case of the disease was in holland there was no longer the requirement for a blood test on a six month wait which means that the top of the facts nation be within the u.k. within three weeks which bears no resemblance to the integration period easy's actually those who work with animals say that angry at the government's failure to challenge the e.u. directive and safeguard the u.k. and saudi weak euro and everything europe that seems to say we seem to have to we're not protecting ourselves who sits in the slot sights and sounds we've put ourselves at risk this pictures owners take her in and out of the u.k. on a regular basis this is what her e.u. pet possible looks like but campaign to say that less so easy to forge the number of dogs being smuggled into the u.k.
illegally has increased by four hundred percent since the rules were relaxed. that dog can be brought into the country going to a hog makes in the park with other dogs is such that was a carrier they expose policy known to other runnable then you've got it out right travel. it cools absolute devastation the department for environment food and viral affairs says the risk of a dog with rabies entering the u.k. is still extremely low but animal charities disagree several have already said that they're stocking up on rabies vaccines in order to protect the stock. london's are back to the u.s. we go with the recent controversy within the senate over america's spying activities it's also one of those sports life in breaking this so it seems senator dianne feinstein had a change of heart this week which went from being a cheerleader for the n.s.a. to calling for a top to bottom review of the agency in the wake of the spying on allies leak and
just yesterday feinstein put forth a bill that will lead to the reform the spy agency's surveillance practices that then i read the fine print the bill basically leaves the bulk metadata collection untouched and codified is the practice is already put in place well so they need senator nice three sixty i'm not one looks like the same old diane frankenstein to me happy belated hall that we never won let's go back to that. or it could have you with us here at all today just about when you can find out what happens when a filmmaker dares to take on a giant food corporation but then for all of us in london here comes our new program going on the ground.
we have a media that is corrupted by power mostly by corporate power. to go through your fingers just a little tiny part of a big investment there with me. almost a company with deep deep pockets through their hiring. i think you're being a little bit relieved if you think that you can take the. bait. and expect to move away with some suit is funny to me. is beyond belief to think that there could be done to a participant in a film festival. i think the goal sixteen games long. about the credibility of the.
as a swedish filmmaker and journalist i always took the right of freedom of speech for granted. but as i came to learn it depends on the story you want to tell. in two thousand and nine i had made a film about a court case in los angeles. workers from nicaragua were suing gold food company for the use of a banned pesticide that they claimed made them sterile along with other serious health effects and in november two thousand and seven the jury in the los angeles court delivered a groundbreaking verdict was found liable for malice and misconduct. my hope was that this story would bring about better conditions for the fall workers to produce by us today from. the message was extremely unpleasant
so to get a film out would prove to be a journey full of obstacles. out . in the beginning or made two dozen nine we were ready to launch my film by anonymous. one morning a huge package from the us was delivered to our office. only a few days earlier we had launched the film's website announcing that we would have our world premiere in competition at the los angeles film festival. inside this package was a cease and desist letter from a law firm representing doled food company claimed that facts in my film were based on a fraud and that the workers were lying.