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to the police that's something gulag of arts minds. journalism or terrorism the partner of the newspaper reporter who revealed intelligence leaks is accused of espionage and breaching national security. we'll be bringing you all the latest twists and turns from the controversial legal case of david miranda. america's huge soon to be open new spy complex is the target for outrage with authorities failing to keep the public away from what was supposed to be a secret facility. they put it inside of the middle of an army base so you can you have to go to the protest of the army to protest the n.s.a. . activist bases the already notorious data center in utah which will host super computers able to store piles of phone e-mail and search engine data that has been
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harvested. and peace in ruins pakistan says attempts to negotiate with islamist militants have been destroyed after a u.s. drone killed the leader of the taliban country. from our headquarters in moscow you're watching archie with me and he said now a our top story british authorities say the partner of the newspaper reporter glenn greenwald has been publishing edward snowden's leaks was involved in espionage and terrorism the accusation was made in a scotland yard document which is being used as evidence in a london court hearing let's now get more from archie's sara firth who's closely following these developments are david miranda lawyers activists and even human rights council want to know why he was detained and questioned what reasons are the
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police given. well that document that you made reference to that called a port circulation sheet and that was distributed to the border officials before david miranda arrived in the country now if you cast your mind back to the end of august he was detained when he arrived from thailand at heathrow airport question for nine hours and had those documents seized from him now the document was put together it was read last week in part is the legal action that david miranda has launched against the british government that's calling for the documents that were taken from him to be returned and questioning indeed the legality of his detention now that sheet that was read in court last week saying that the intelligence indicated that miranda was likely to be involved in espionage activity and that had the potential to act against the security interests now of course huge amounts of concern about the way this information has been coming out in dribs and drabs and also the transparency around the information that we've seen there's been
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a lot of claims and counterclaims as this court case has gone on details of the numbers of documents the government saying they see fifty fifty thousand documents and also that they can miranda was carrying a password of course a lot of this has been pulled back against the saying that that's not accurate information because you're going to see more details on bell as the court case progresses going greenwald himself has said that the british government is equating journalism to terrorism are we likely to see other critics say the same thing. well this is part of going today here in the u.k. surrounding press freedom at the moment and causing a huge amount of concern just earlier this week we reported on the prime minister david cameron seeming to issue a they'll let towards newspapers saying that if they didn't show some restraint in publishing information that action would be taken although he said he didn't want
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to get heavy handed but of course the detention in the first place of david miranda a journalist carrying that information much of which that's being published already having been shown to be in the public's interest and they link this information about mass surveillance but consistently we've seen the government try to steer the topic and the debate away from this much surveillance issue and old see the issue of national security and this is something that constantly we're hearing john is very concerned about the actions that you take government taking as he said there's going to be another key hearing coming up this week before saving miranda's legal action we're going to see more information about why british authorities detained him or was that makes is behind this but glenn greenwald's reportedly responding to this latest information that british authorities thought david miranda was involved in espionage and terrorism saying that they are absolutely explicitly now equating
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terrorism and journalism and of course that is going to be causing huge concern all right our to sara for a while i'm from london thanks so much for that update now germany and brazil want the u.n. to do something about excessive electronic surveillance in the legal personal data collection angered by revelations over the n.s.a.'s activities they've submitted a draft resolution to the general assembly this comes as the u.s. plans to open a humanist data warehouse to store the millions upon millions of e-mails and phone calls they've collected more important i am met some americans fighting to stop it . known for its desert wind. 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 being protested the army had to protest
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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 we can come in we can clean up in the coming weeks a big sign will be placed right here that says restore the poor 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
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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 an reasonable 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
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center are heavily protected by fences the national guard and countless warning signs that overlooks the whole valley. kind of is almost like a symbolic overwatch of the populace that makes you paranoid. r.t. . well despite public outrage u.s. lawmakers want the n.s.a.'s data harvesting to continue the senate intelligence committee approved a bill that would cement bickel action of domestic telephone records the authors insist it will increase transparency but critics say little will change. senator feinstein's bill is an effort to codified the n.s.a. is both 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
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n.s.a. is allowed under the phys ed limits act to go collect huge amounts of communications of people who are suspected to be foreigners overseas without any individual or it because they are foreigners overseas. but one group is fighting to restore the privacy of e-mails they call themselves the dark mail alliance and they've created an encrypted spy proof platform philip zimmerman the president and co-founder of silent circle told r.t. about his bid to resist surveillance we're trying to restore the privacy. that we feel that has been lost by a pervasive surveillance e-mail is intercepted by intelligence agencies all around the world and we've discovered through the snowden revelations that. our own government is spying on its own citizens who it's turned all americans into foreigners as if we were. you know intelligence targets we can make everything
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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 is from who we've stew to date and time and these days the measured data in the mail header is is really important for being able to surveil a society and see who's talking to who. and as they revelations have been piling up and many believe more leaks are to come so what impact will they have that's all we're asking you on our website so far sixty percent said politicians will talk more about privacy but do nothing almost a quarter are predicting a rise in public discontent and more protests a little more than ten percent believe there will be no effect at all as everyone's already used to these leaks and the minority just four percent say they're hoping for steps to secure privacy and curb surveillance had to r.t.
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dot com and cast your vote right here we have plenty more ahead for you this hour. october was iraq's bloodiest month for five years the nation is struggling to curb the levels of sectarian violence and iraq's prime minister has been forced to ask washington to help him fight terror or he's going to camp has more we know that the iraqi 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 qaeda a scourge for iraq in the middle east the iraqi prime minister's 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 hear it all the time the fact is that following the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three terrorism has skyrocketed in iraq the sectarian war that broke out as a result of the invasion has created
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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 is specifically spoke about syria and the situation there of course even though iraq's nouri al maliki knows what the was seen vision has led to in this 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. let's take a closer look at those numbers the neighbors talking about according to iraq's interior defense and health ministry is the number of deaths in october reached nine hundred and sixty four people ninety percent of those were civilians were government says this is the highest death toll in a single month since april two thousand and eight where over a thousand people were killed however the numbers don't respond with u.n. data which suggests this year was equally as bad i spoke to half as i'm gonna who's
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a kurdish iraqi novelist and former prisoner of saddam hussein's regime she says the ongoing bloodshed is forcing people to live in fear. they live from morning until every single hour of the day people are feeling unsafe to do anything whoever goes they don't know i mean doesn't know whether they come back safely or not. distrust of the regime. mostly targeting innocent people or rather. other forces. behind as i've gone also told us there is no agreement within the iraqi government and that's leading to more violence against civilians. the government is quiet squabbling among the alliance is formed off alliance
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of some political parties most of them got militias and they are very busy fighting each other so this intense fighting is causing a lot of the. koran does violence against the civilians. another country struggling with a wave of violence could have lost the chance for. the bomb about its plans to start negotiations with the taliban are due you were out after a u.s. drone strike kills the militants leader details coming up later in the program. the. economic downturn in the final. days. and the rest because i hate to leave if we.
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welcome back you're watching our t.v. at live from moscow the leader of the pakistani taliban has been killed by a u.s.
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drone strike prompting anger from islamabad pakistan says the move will sabotage the government's attempts to curb violence via peace talks with the taliban the group has vowed to avenge the death of their leader several times it has been. claimed that he said has been killed only for him to turn up still alive he had expressed a willingness to hold serious talks with the pakistani government and said he was waiting to be approached his apparent death comes as the pakistani government sent a delegation to start peace negotiations and peace activists nor mir says this latest drone strike could severely tarnish u.s. pakistani relations this is an absolute defiance of. on behalf of the u.s. government of what in a washer you've had explicitly stated was necessary for talks 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 u.s.
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stating that it wants absolutely nothing to do with the pakistani government's stance on this so we see a regression in terms of in terms of where we could be heading ukraine's preparing to sign a landmark partnership deal with the european union at the end of november it would guarantee the former soviet republic free trade access but is the country's car industry ready for the change or use alexy or investigate. 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 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
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producing more than fourteen thousand buses a year in two thousand and seven is 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 newsome orders and f. a c. factories both vanished from the face of the earth after being purchased by dell 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
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stand it's hard to imagine which industrial enterprises in ukraine would be able to avoid the same fate. now to some disturbing footage at r.t. dot com. oh. oh oh. oh ledger loucheux california prison guards are using pepper spray against a naked screaming mentally ill inmate forcing him to take medication i don't mind for the full video. but gathering intelligence and launching strikes of up to six times the speed of sound a u.s. company unveils plans to create a new supersonic drone war on the project are. right on the scene. first street. and i think the true.
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on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the. mourners now in brief starting with the shooting of the los angeles international airport i saw him coming out of the elevator and one by about ten feet away from me was going to. you just grab the right feel like like he knew how to write it just you don't believe it's really it's like seeing something on t.v. but he said the gunman who opened fire on friday sent a suicide text message to his father prior to the incident soon after twenty three year old paul c. and c. stormed into a crowded terminal killed the security agent and wounded several other people the shooter was overpowered but the incident set off panic and a stampede part of the world's sixth busiest airport were evacuated and over seven
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hundred domestic flights just wrapped it and get all the updates on the story at our website archie dot com. more than one hundred firefighters battle a major fire at a scrap metal yard in the east of london the sites believed to contain hazardous gas cylinders it started just hours before firefighters were due to walk out on strike over salaries and changes to pension conditions. two members of greece's far right golden dawn tardy have been killed in a shooting they were attacked at close range from a motorcycle outside the group's office in the capital after the incident comes amid a government crackdown on golden dawn after an anti fascist rapper was stabbed to death this summer. the british banking system is going down the drain well that's according to max keiser it's all in a day's work for this woman she opens up a manhole cover and scoops out as much slope that she can delighted by what she
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finds as you see she was pulling the gutter oil straight out of the sewer and then processing and giant vats of toxins and chemicals in order to create the gutter oil there's an analogy here between converting the sewer garbage that slop into reprocess to bits available as a combustible or yes on the street with the slump in the financial system so they take credit they take collateral that's been abused it has been sold down and resold hundreds of times and they put it on the balance sheet of the bank of england and the bank of england exchanges fresh slop in the form of guilt which is then the collateral upon which the housing bubble in london is based and if you were to examine the balance sheet of the bank of england you would find a process pork slop and gutter slop and oil and all kinds of dog bar bit on the. you know philip whatever it is.
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france has issued a rabies alert after a kitten died of the disease which is potentially deadly to humans there's no known treatment to cure the infraction if it is taken hold european health officials are working hard to prevent further outbreaks but in the u.k. the government has recently relaxed controls artie's polly boycott explains. nowadays every man and his dog can travel to the u.k. can you imagine the price of every friendly animal you mate. imagine the 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
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a bit like the razor system these dogs have come a lot from brazil rambo up 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 eighty five in poland the latest case of the disease was in holland there was no longer the requirement for a blood test in a six month wait which means that the doc can be vaccination 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 we gear up again and everything europe seems to say we seem to have to do we're not protecting ourselves who sits in the slot sights and sounds we've put
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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 mess so easy to forge the number of dogs being smuggled into the u.k. illegally has increased by full hundred percent since the rules were relaxed. that dog can be brought into the country going to a mix in the park with other dogs if thought that was a carrier they mixed us policy known so off the run of those then you've got it out right travel. it cools absolute devastation the department for environment through denver live fast 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 that's stocking up on rabies vaccines in order to protect.
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us. and next the journalist who has helped publish edward snowden's leaks is accused of terrorism and as being honest for the rest of the world when we knew more on those accusations in just over thirty minutes. the office of civil rights in the city of seattle washington has told city employees that certain terms may not be used to the official e-mails and discussions scoring to good old fox news these terms would be brown bag and citizen ninety nine percent of americans when they hear the expression brown bag think of taking a nice healthy lunch you know in a brown paper bag to work with themselves but in politically correct insanity land these words are an obvious reminder of the days when a person's skin color was compared to a brown paper bag to determine race well if any were even remotely linked to an incident of racism needs to be banned then we've got to get rid of the word blanket
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because they give the native americans disease till blankets to kill them and they block their land with beads so we've got to get rid of that word to remember the separate drinking fountains and segregated buses based on race in america yes so we can't say those words anymore either or we might just possibly remember something bad which could lead to the ultimate horror of the modern western world unpleasant thoughts we see a lot of western. tres the term citizen becoming offensive because it makes resident foreigners legal or illegal feel like second class people well compared actual citizens legally you kind of are if you're offended that you are not treated as a citizen of seattle why not also might become a citizen the united states joined the team but that's just my opinion.
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we have a media that is corrupted by power mostly by corporate power. to go after your father was just. a big investment there with me. company with. their hiring very fast. i think you being a little bit leave if you think that you can take the. bait. and expect to move away with some sort of funny to me. it was beyond belief to think that back could be done to a participant in a film festival. i think the goal succeeded long. about the credibility of the story.
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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 where banana workers from nicaragua are suing cold 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 would bring about better conditions for the fire.


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