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with mike's cancer a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to this report. coming up on our t.v. it's a revolutionary international trade deal you aren't supposed to know about but thanks to wiki leaks the public is finally getting its first of lamps out the team talks on the leak could have put the whole negotiation in jeopardy an exclusive with wiki leaks spokesperson who questioned her often said next and a historic deal or a monumental mistake over the weekend major world powers and iran hammered out a deal on the so-called rogue nations nuclear program the details of the talks and the international backlash coming up and in fort benning georgia protesters take on the western hemisphere institute for security cooperation you might know it as the school of the america kids who has provided military training to thousands of soldiers all over latin america over the past sixty years an in-depth look later in
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the show. it's monday november twenty fifth in washington d.c. i'm meghan lopez and you are watching r.t. well starting off this hour four years negotiations for the transpacific partnership have played out behind closed doors and get the nations involved to brag that it could be the biggest trade agreement of our day that would address everything from medicine to food to intellectual property called nations involved in the tepee talks could be getting close to a deal however critics warn this agreement could actually hurt the public by acting on behalf of major corporations instead of the public good when asked week thanks to the latest document drop by the secret spilling organization wiki leaks people around the world got a first glimpse of part of the negotiations that part dealing with intellectual
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property now the fact this information came from wiki leaks instead of from the obama administration which by the way touts transparency has infuriated some people . well it's remarkable the we have to depend on we can leaks to find out what the hell is going on so what did we learn from the ninety five pages and how did wiki leaks get its hands on this draft of the t p p talks earlier i was joined by question her often sen what he likes spokesperson and i asked him why wiki leaks was so interested in the tepee pain. well what we have of course all about is revealing this secret documents that are kept from the general public would sort of painted by these documents and that certainly applies to this draft of the t.v. be. evidence from the content of the this is where you important chapter of the draft to be consuming the internet let you know the property rights now should we
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expect more leaks like this am about the typically negotiations in the future what we're always careful of the votes are about what is in store and i think i will stick to the policy. we have been misinformation with great importance to the general public and we have to have to see what it is for now how does your organization acquire these documents if i can ask well of course as another person i know would never get you sued what you would would like. to get it in protecting oh sure says that we go to great lengths in and protect you and we never discuss sure says basically understood so what is the most startling thing to you about those leaks t.p. document. well there are very many things that are of grave concern.
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the speed of this document of course the most important thing of course is the fact that this has been drafted in secrecy without the age of the eight hundred million people who are going to be affected by this treaty had a chance to review it and even in the u.s. of course there was sort of there's been more attempt to fast track could this be treated through congress or the. elected members of the public or being able to scrutinize every angle of it and make any amendments to it but there are many elements within the treaty it's so. we can talk about the simple fact that the pharmaceutical industry will make it much harder for the or people in this area to get access to was horribly letters and we can talk about we have kept on. the internet. one of the
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stifling there so many angles there all is serving of course the big corporate interest and it is not surprising of course when you consider that the. hundreds of representatives from those interested. priority access to the negotiating table access that was denied to the general public so do you think the biggest problem about these negotiations is that they are transparent or that they cover too much what should people be most concerned about here are. is or can be because they're not about of course the process that is the secrecy surrounding this is a very important treaty covering when the markets are off the world trade or world trade these are countries that combined about forty percent of the g.d.p. of the entire world and it is setting
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a bad benchmark even for further negotiations in this period has been claimed by the obama administration and this is the blueprint which is going to be used in the recent is that it will change soon with trans atlantic treaty between the u.s. and the european union so this is basically setting this animal on world trade in total secrecy. another element which should be similar in two to the general public is the fact that the enforcement mechanisms that are settled in the proposal setting out supernational tribunals. will supersede or a sense of importance in the countries where for the lawyers will be sitting and judging on matters concerning individuals within each of the countries permission.
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bypassing the dish eery so it is. very very grave matters that are coming from or our attention with this is legal and. we should be. concerned about the simple fact that many elements all these treaties specially in these chaps that in this intellectual property rights show up there have been protested and suppressed the mr lim for some of this. year in the us. it's been for the not supernational treaty. or sit in the. whole tree that we say so paul because when you fly in for the almost two chapters of the tea you actually are concerned about trade the rest is protective measures. or all about the interest of lawrence multinationals or regimes very concerning indeed now there are reports
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that the leak of this chapter could have to lay the passage out to take a page from making the u.s. trade representative's deadline was that your intention that what this leak has to slow down those talks. our intention was basically to pass this document with force onto the general public document that was passed on to us this is what. was in the organization we are fighting. not true secrecy on matters which comes from the general public and i believe it's in the natural than to when this comes to light when the people. just what the tale when the organization that have been. going to the material and see if we could be like doctors without borders on the phone to the nation those who have had
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grave concerns of a method that is pre-chosen on of course this is raising concern and on sure that it is transferred it will have to visit him and i'm sure up those people who will take a second look and see carefully before they have the ministrations so that scientists treaty this was the plan to do this in secrecy it's ups. and we only have about thirty seconds left but how involved was joyous songe in this leak or has it been sidelined as a result of being holed up in that ecuadorian embassy in london. julian it is it was in the midst of these and of course i bet that the entire world if. i can say with going into the details that is leading to quite a bit of extra work. in an hour of work of course in protecting oceans has. spent some time in london and the city and to julian was
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directing this war. is of course iraq the mobilization even though. this work is a bit more difficult to given its status and how different know looking back at the edward snowden leaks what are your thoughts about that what your organization up before for him to come to you. is all decision but it's very important to keep in mind that what we give to those trims which sort of the news all right when a window or a minute will have all the machines in the meeting of them and that was what was the. order to as much as. they did in the. christian are often send wiki leaks pokes person thank you so much for joining me today and. well if you ever stepped foot in the us again he'd undoubtedly be
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arrested but that's not stopping everett snowden's face from popping up in d.c. the partnership for civil justice fund announced last week that it bought ad space on a bus driving around the nation's capital they and has a picture of edward snowden on the side and a message that reads we the people oppose the surveillance state and say thank you edward snowden this afternoon the bus hit the road and is scheduled to loop throughout downtown d.c. over the next few weeks now the ad is funded almost entirely on donations for brokers hoping to buy ad space on more buses in january when congress is back in session to raise awareness about the n.s.a. surveillance state and the u.s. government's treatment of the man who released all of this information meanwhile we are now learning that the director of the national security agency keith alexander offered to resign as a result of those an essay leaks that's according to a senior u.s. official who spoke to the wall street journal it's an offer which still bomb
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administration declined in the moment a month ago the white house acknowledged that alexander will leave his post in march and that a search for a replacement is currently under way the u.s. government is still dealing with a considerable amount of pushback nationally and internationally in the wake of these leaks leaks which began in june and continued the stay. well a historic nuclear deal could change the trajectory of relations between the u.s. and iran the agreement was reached late saturday night when despite predictions that nothing would come out of talks in geneva between iran and the p five plus one countries an agreement was finally reached the deal will last six months as the countries discuss a permanent agreement that will allow iran to pursue a peaceful nuclear program without developing weapons take a look at what the short term deal entails iran has agreed to dilute all stockpiles of twenty percent enriched uranium the reason the number is concerning is because
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it is easier to make a nuclear bomb once that twenty percent threshold is reached now iran was also called all enrich uranium of five percent and suspend construction of new centrifuges and richmond facilities that includes stopping work on the heavy water reactor being developed at all rock which is believed to have the ability to produce nuclear bomb fuel perhaps most importantly a wrong will provide increased access to inspectors from the i ate the likes of which we've never seen before now in return the u.s. has agreed to provide six to seven billion dollars in sanctions relief sanctions that have severely impacted the iranian economy of that over four billion dollars in iranian oil sales revenue will be released from frozen accounts and also puts a hold on all nuclear related sanctions over the next six months now the deal has received a lot of praise but also
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a lot of criticism particularly from israel benjamin netanyahu called the historic deal a historic mistake both democrat and republican members of congress have promised a new round of sanctions and they aren't alone tony boyko takes a look at the international reactions over the deal. it's a deal that say you did diplomats for a decade. and as the crucial make or break iran letelier talks continued into the night details of how they were going were leading the journalists camped out in geneva so we waited and waited and waited while diplomats from six world powers and iran inched their way closer to an historic breakthrough than off to sixteen hours a tweet from the e.u.'s top diplomat a deal had been done on this to get the six negotiating powers agreed to recognize iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy business including its right to enrichment
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under the conditions of this program is placed under strict control by the i.a.e.a. of this unit. as we received word of the agreement we got details to iran had agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment from twenty to a maximum of five percent use fewer centrifuges while halting construction of a new reactor near the town of iraq this week throughout this long list of concessions iran's foreign minister still had a smile on his face and written he won for his country a partial easing of sanctions allowing to iran to regain control of billions of dollars worth of much needed funds and foreign banks we believe that it is the sanctions that have brought us to this negotiation and ultimately today more significant negotiation to follow for a comprehensive agreement others have stressed that it wasn't the stress of more punitive measures but diplomacy that won the day over the night in the case of
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these talks the fact that that the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that iran think your program with anything but peaceful is something that has been ignored by the western media and western governments but this despite all that iran's resilience has forced these countries to accept. and. richmond and again the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role and i don't think that sanctions flayed as much of a role as a recognition by the united states and britain and other countries that we need to engage iran because iran is becoming increasingly influential this is a survey agreement that in six months time well its power is out to run on a set to return to the negotiating table but off the table here is a failed. deal signed here in the middle of the night so it's
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a game changer. like let's see some people over the weekend protesters descended on fort benning georgia to speak out against the western hemisphere is situated for security cooperation formally known as the school of the america the annual protester about seventeen hundred people to the gates outside of fort benning unlike previous here is not a single protester was arrested on this the twenty third annual gathering the message remained the same to encode rational funding of the military education facilities notorious for human rights abuse throughout latin america producer of breaking the set manuel ra polo was in georgia this week and he joined me earlier in the studio i first asked him for a little bit of background on this institution windsock as it's known now formally known as school the americas was actually funded in founded in one thousand nine hundred six in panama where it was then closed down and moved to fort benning georgia just two years later it was first called the school the assassins by people
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in panama it's a notorious school for you know over the last sixty years it's been training. soldiers from across latin america of words of sixty thousand soldiers have actually gone through to that school and graduated some of the most notorious human rights violators in the western hemisphere come out of this school and over the last. i would say twenty three you. there's been protests organised by the school of the americas watch in fort benning georgia and that's what this protest was it's just like in years before during thousands of people to the scene against what people see is one of the biggest sources of political instability in the western hemisphere and many go ahead and explain what this weekend's protests were like what was the mood how does it compare to those previous years sure like you mentioned earlier you know you have a thousand people there no different than years prior this is an event that does draw on a lot of people every year this year was a three day event from friday to sunday there were workshops there were
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demonstrations there were musical performances in fact. i got a chance to speak to stars who's a performer hip hop artist with the with the hip hop group rebel dia's was hoping we could play a quick sound bite of the. i'm here because i'm from chile and forty years ago september eleventh nine hundred seventy three there was a military dictatorship that was funded by the cia funded by the u.s. and part of that dictatorship was you know having people tortured and disappeared and incarcerated as a political prisoners and the folks that did that torture were trained here at the school of the americas who called the school of the assassins so i'm here to you know say that after forty years you know of dictatorship and forty years of resistance we are here and survivors. of that exile of the chilean you know dictatorship and we you know he's led people know what i'm going to continue fighting in that we're still here. you know rod represents millions of people that
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have the very similar message people in chile argentina peru honduras bolivia all across latin america that have some sort of connection with the school of the americas and that was certainly the case at this protest there were people from across the political spectrum people from all walks of life well over a thousand people at the event and so many had such a personal story to tell and so many of them were such heartbreaking stories so really it was a very moving experience and it was it was actually kind of encouraging to see so many people of so many different different backgrounds coming together contrast to what goes on on the other side of those gates which is the training of soldiers that go back to their home countries to commit these horrible atrocities how many as i mentioned a little bit earlier this has been going on for over sixty years this institute has been formed and renamed and renamed again and moved on but what keeps these people coming back these protesters if the name keeps changing but the practices are essentially from what you're saying the same rights i mean we mentioned that this
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is been open for the protests have been going on for twenty three years yet nothing's changed the name of the school changed but the policies have it and it's about visibility making it's about people coming out and saying look we are still unhappy about this and it's an effective strategy i mean it's a grassroots effort that's been going on for twenty three years and it's really gaining visibility and that visibility will eventually in the hopes are that it will turn to change we know that there is a lot of pressure mounting from people within congress now because this is this is gaining the the attention of lawmakers so what the hope of this is that people will eventually wake up to the idea that this is not good policy and the problem that we see is that the mainstream media the corporate media doesn't really pay attention this is really unfortunate for me walking around the protests this week and not seeing any other camera crew other than independent media there what we need is the corporate media all channels not just for outlets like our t. there to cover this because people need to know what's going on. people can wake up and really demand
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a change that was breaking the set producer manuel rock below we'll have more on the protest coming up on breaking the set at six pm right here on r.t. well you know the old adage those who can't do teach well it might be time to rework that phrase many of america's most prestigious universities are turning to big name professionals to run their classrooms but the celebrities certain are certainly aren't taking the job for free so does increasing cost of tuition at these schools have anything to do with the bloated salaries of these celebrity professors artie's perry and boring explorers. more and more colleges and universities are hiring high profile celebrities to teach their students and they're getting way bigger paychecks than their un famous peers at a lot of private universities and colleges we don't know how much they're getting paid but the ones that we do know how much they're getting public universities it's pretty outrageous in a lot of cases catherine temp of campus reform found high profile professors all
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around the country who are getting paid twice as much as the average professor and in many cases only teaching one or two classes she thinks this may be driving higher tuition cost well it has to because the tuition hikes are because the school doesn't have enough money and it would have more money if it brought in a normal professor for example elliot spitzer just a year after former governor of new york resigned due to a prostitution scandal city university of new york hired him to teach a political science course in two thousand and nine he only taught one class for forty five hundred dollars while the average adjunct professor was paid three thousand dollars per class and tuition our county is going up three hundred dollars per year another example was in two thousand and eleven the former u.s. secretary of labor and political commentator robert rice was paid two hundred thirty six thousand dollars to teach two classes at the university of california have berkeley the average professor only made one hundred forty nine thousand
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dollars and tuition was eight percent during that same school year and these are just professors who salaries are public campus reform filed a freedom of information request on several other public universities but we may never know what the private schools are paying these and many more professors this isn't something the colleges and universities should have to hide if they feel that they need to hide this information then there probably is a problem there john curtis is the director of research and public policy at the american association of university professors despite the high salaries that come with these purpose. he says they're not the main driver of tuition increases faculty salaries are not driving up to action prizes in fact that faculty salaries are probably becoming a declining portion of the total expenditure of colleges and universities instead increasing cost is coming from auxilary programs to make the schools look more appealing to prospective students and college rating systems abram's from student
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debt crisis as college is becoming the last party on the way to poverty the country club type atmosphere is that schools are turning into are exciting to that incoming seventeen year old college freshman in addition to schools hiring entertainers to teach they're also building pools fancy dorm rooms and other amenities but with more than one point two trillion dollars in outstanding student loan debt more than credit card and auto loan debt are these high tech gyms and restaurants worth it to tell you says a lot of students don't know what they're getting into when they take out debt to attend these fancy schools and teach financial literacy in this country and really explain you know what. what a loan is what it is what grants are we can expect a seventeen year old to know better we just can't the student loan bubble hangs over the heads of so many americans having fancy amenities might increase the profile of the school but in the end it is the students that have to pay for it the
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moment they walk on campus and in many cases even years after that georgetown university in washington d.c. and perry and boring. well it's a dancing phenomenon that miley cyrus put on the map or did she talking was all anyone could talk about after the m.t.v. video music awards but the idea that cyrus is famous and made that famous is out of step with reality archie correspondent david explains. it was the shake that shook the world the miley cyrus performance that for days garnered twenty four hour news coverage it was the wrong chief performance that still has people shaking their heads among other body parts twenty year old miley cyrus twerking the twisting torquing tongue flashing scantily clad elephant it was provocative it was shocking it was pro shocking pro shock it if indeed shortly after the performance to maryland high schools decided to tighten their rules just
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a little bit more making students and their parents sign a contract in order to attend this year's homecoming dance and written in ink is the full breakdown of the outlaw dance moves that list now including twerking but bob mosher a spokesperson for the county school district says the contract wasn't a reaction to miley cyrus but rather to the evolution of the latest dance moves really what's happened is that it's no secret that the nature of dancing has become more provocative in recent years five years ten years ago it's just not the same as it was two decades ago but it's not only schools who are defining twerking as provocative it's also the oxford english dictionary which just recently made the word one of its newest additions oxford now defines it as a dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance but whether someone twerking is sexually provocative may be up for interpretation after all many people believe twerking goes back centuries
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with it often being compared to the traditional dances of west africa in fact writer cristiana mbox ways says twerking isn't anything new that the mainstream media is just catching up to something that's existed in black global culture for years and dance isn't just about sexualization it's about celebration it's about movement it's about being exciting and in a visit i think when every anything travels from africa. and across the water that something is lost and something is getting done i think was lacking what how was it was this is complete misunderstanding about what it means to different people and how it's not exclusively sexual or direct their oak tree and dance instructor janet jones agrees i could see where people don't understand it well take it in the negative like because the does look sexual but i think it's fun.
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jones is the creator of the vixen workout referred to as the work school of the east coast she says twerking means much more than just a sexy dance for the dozens of women that attend her class it also means fitness you're working out your quads you're working out your glutes you're working out your lower abbott are so hard to target i needn't notice what you're doing because you're having so much fun. no matter how the dance is perceived jones says fanis what it's all about reminding us all that twerking won't be defined by the dictionary but rather by the twerk curves themselves in washington david partied. all right and that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash r.t. america or check out our web site r.k. dot com slash usa you can also follow me on twitter at meghan underscore lopez thanks for watching.
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