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the. theme from declares war on government and the media to who report unnamed sources after the latest release of the president's phone call transcript threatens to damage u.s. diplomacy. tear gas rubber bullets and fire on the streets of venezuela as opposition supporters wreak havoc over the president's controversial constitutional rainbow. bus coming up to this thirty minutes i'm sure chemical giant monsanto is caught influencing media and scientists trying to restore the reputation of
a highly controversial weed killer. good morning it's just a nine am here in moscow this saturday the fifth of august watching r.t. international with me kevin owen first in this latest news round up this half the trumpet ministrations announced a crackdown on federal government leaks which have left the white house and all the culprits of being warned to stop now or face legal consequences leaks are incredibly damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities simply put these leaks hurt our country if you improperly disclose classified information we will find you we will investigate you we will prosecute you. to the fullest
extent of the law and you will not be happy with the result the attorney general says the justice department's been pursuing about three times more leagues than it was during the last years of the obama administration and it's not only government employees who could face prosecution jeff sessions also warned that the media could be forced to reveal sources to critics that as an attack of free speech but there are fears that some beliefs could be putting national security at risk as jacqueline verger reports. the white house is leaking like a fever and it simply has to stop both attorney general. as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to employ advice kellyanne conway even speculated lie detectors could be wheeled into the west wing to sniff out the signatures these comments of the administration's response to the waves of classified information making their way out of the white house i don't know warming and some say dangerous right i am so glad they're telling us what's going on as
a new thing every day and here's the crazy thing it is only you know getting out in the public because of the white house whistle blowers the transcripts of phone calls between president trump and two world leaders have been the leaks and published by the washington post i've never seen a white house leak as much against itself as this the latest and most explosive leak conversation transcripts between trump and the leaders of mexico and i still you seem to have been the final straw provoking our age even among critics who say a line has been crossed is not fair this president. in terms of the leaks with the large prison term or not no president can do business with their phone calls from the leak to the washington post terribly damaging to our country not just to donald trump political you know i don't support but to our country does is it crimps conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain where we saw no leaks like this under the obama administration and we saw only one or two when they were related to the iraq war in the bush administration so clearly the press leaks only what they want to leak because i refuse to believe these are the only times that
they've ever had some do gooder and them something that they think should be published so in the sense that the press is selective i think that they have risen to the level of you being able to demonstrate malice being that they are not others and if they can show malice they should be held responsible absolutely despite the reported risks to national security in this leaking pipe of information continues to drip likely because trump's enemies are not only at the doors of the white house they are right inside it too between staff struggle. from the obama era in perpetual shake ups within his own administration the one thing that is clear is the toxic environment of distrust is likely to cloud the halls of the west wing meaning the president will have a hard time doing his job effectively and the security of the nation remains in question and all leaks are plugged and the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c. . but as well as newly elected but controversial legislative body has been inaugurated amid a backdrop of more street violence police in the capital deployed to gas rubber
bullets in clashes with angry opposition supporters. well the vision here of the now we have two a parliament one parliament but meet there by the opposition an ira parliamentary by. the opposition how smart. demonstrations that was your mind things how it worked out what they are doing it's beautiful demonstrations but they're resold. usually by a well there's meanwhile hung around three people killed. in a late march i don't see any understanding i fear that if you push him in the cities or maybe getting wars i think this will die down in time so on both sides
are entrenched wildfire the whole however the national guard by. the earth and just you know it's a real. bridge computer hacker credited with stopping the tourist want to cry cyber attacks allegedly admitted to police that he created and sold malware designed to steal banking details guys news marcus hutchins he was arrested at a hiking conference in las vegas so he could face up to forty years in prison if he's convicted the twenty three year old self taught. six charges of creating and distributing the virus which spreads through e-mail attachments and steals banking details from infected computers became known of course for discovering that hidden killswitch in the want to cry cyber attack it struck in over one hundred fifty countries caused havoc in airports banks universities all spittles and other infrastructure back in may it worked by encrypting data on infected computers making them inaccessible and then demanding
a ransom for three hundred dollars with a big point work in stopping want to cry so i'm labeled at the time hero. of inundating mass just thanking me saying i'm a hare i mean i saw it just ready for this train for trucking and i didn't intend for it to blow up on me to be a way for the media just sort of doing my job and i don't really think that i'm here at all but former cia analyst john kiriakou believes the hikers of rescues too many questions unanswered here now. i read the indictment i read the statement of facts. i'm not seeing a crime here at least what's in the indictment is very very weak i think is his own attorney described it is very thin and i am perplexed as to why he was charged in the eastern district of wisconsin of all places i don't believe he's ever even been to wisconsin so i think this is really the department of justice trying to make a statement which i think is going to come back and bite it because it's the f.b.i.
director and the cia director who have been going to these these hacker conventions of the past telling hackers or would be hackers we're the good guys come and work for us well now they go and arrest one of the most prominent hatters in the world one who's actually provided a public service in his own country this is going to send a chilling effect through the entire hacker community. pressures on friday the market in afghanistan's helmand province have claimed the lives of five troops and dozens of taliban fighters according to local leaders the longest war in u.s. history shows no sign of ending as more goes to report. i've got to start on the very word is becoming synonymous with fadia the british the soviets and now the americans three us presidents have tried to win this war and gotten nowhere on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda
terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan i've decided to maintain our current posture of ninety eight hundred troops in afghanistan i'm also sending general mcmaster to afghanistan to find out how we can make progress alongside our afghan partners it isn't getting bad it's been bad for near enough to decades what it is is going from bad to worse monday explosion near the iraqi embassy tuesday thirty killed in a mosque blast wednesday two u.s. soldiers killed in a convoy attack thursday suicide bomb attacks another nato convoy in the week isn't over yet trumps nod he's reportedly threatening to fire the u.s. has top commander in afghanistan
a wolf alias see for yourself how much of the country is limits have now taken over and then not done yet. sixteen years the longest war in u.s. history what is the goal of the conclusion continue to choose i don't know that we have a goal anymore. i'm not really sure to be honest i mean at this point it has been going on for a long time and i don't know what are we doing there being in afghanistan is a nice new printing experience the question there isn't even the taliban will win. but when the taliban will win because it sure as heck isn't the pentagon that's doing the winning they'll tell you themselves we're not winning in afghanistan right now but we won an illusion. mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate then again how do you win this the afghan army fights for paychecks not
for a corrupt government in kabul the government fights to enrich itself not the people need to troops they aren't there to bring freedom they're following orders it isn't for nothing that they call of going to stand the graveyard of empires. earlier this week united states special inspector general for afghanistan admitted that the defense department program costing taxpayers almost half a billion dollars had failed to achieve its goals for the pentagon official michael maloof told us the u.s. has got no strategy and won't have one if he continues using only a military solution. going on year sixteen now people are in american people are tired of it they're looking for alternatives and i think president trump is voicing that their frustration in trying to come to some kind of resolution on this now i know the russians have an afghan working group i was told by some officials
recently that they had actually invited the united states to participate in discussions with with their group and to discuss a resolution for afghanistan but the united states refused. unbelievable but it were it really underscores once again the u.s. needs a strategy it doesn't have one and the it's not going to have one if they're going to rely solely on a military solution the. relations between the neighbors france and italy have descended further with economic jockeying and a bit of migrant crisis fracturing their once rock solid partnership here's how it all unraveled for the. emmanuel macron would like you to think he leads the e.u. even shows it's music to his victory march. try telling
that to italian as though they've just had their hands slapped away from a huge deal to buy one of france's biggest ship building ports. on wanted fifty fifty but rome was so upset they've sunk the deal entirely. nationalism and protectionism are not an acceptable basis for establishing relations between two great european countries to work on joint projects you need reciprocal trust and respect. the i am announcing that we took the decision to exercise the preemption right of the state of s. t.x. this decision has been taken in total agreement with the president of the republic and the prime minister this decision has only one purpose defend the strategic interest of france in terms of naval constructions. it's not just macro his business dealings getting italy's base his attempts to solve the libyan crisis not
going down too well either. because ridge that is yours today by being here and by agreeing to this joint declaration is historic. it's doing that got the italian press up in arms and the politicians were venting their anger it's true there are too many open formats in libya to many meditators to many initiatives one topic macron is keeping very hands off zero is migrants italy wants other countries to open their borders but france's doors the staying well and truly shots last month italy asked of the e.u. countries to open their ports to migrants too but front said no way as it would create a magnet effect so what does neighborly love look like right now between france and italy maybe. something like the. french publisher we spoke to says there's a third party effect relations to here and that's germany i'm not sure that it's
absolutely under the economy i think that there is a form of competition between between italy and france today. chairman and two of the importance in europe. with. eternity. to the meeting swiss. and they were all there was a problem of trio between the thirty france and germany and today we see that the man who tried to come back to the french germany. suspicion drew a cooper with germany. and we can understand that it's a withdrawal. stay with us if you can coming up there are toxic revelations about one of the world's best selling weed killer is to tell you about it after the break .
here's what people have been saying about rejecting. the only show i go out of my way to. really packed a punch. is the john oliver of r t americans do the same we are apparently better than. the c. people you've never heard of love redacted tonight president of the world bank take . me seriously send us an e-mail. what do you want your current take on the administration right now just to. have a tough situation would be inherited from obama but i think the big problem. is that is choosing what he pretended everything was great i liked him better as a candidate when everything was great when he did. it was phony the statistics on the unemployment rate is much higher don't believe the g.d.p. the stock market's a big fat bubble that's from the go to for the truck by god everything is great
it's a bond market the economy is great that's all because. again secret documents show that the american cultural chemical joint monsanto tried to influence media and science reports over its popular weed killer roundup which has a key ingredient that is linked to cancer his own attorney from the firm that published the documents describes the revelations this is a look behind the curtain monsanto has deliberately been stopping studies ghost writing literature and engaging in corporate malfeasance well health organizations labeled roundups made ingredient as potentially counts in the genic to humans and animals last month health officials in california also said it could cause cancer although monsanto's promos paint a different picture. what about their main active ingredient. is it harmful regulatory agencies in more than one hundred sixty countries have approved places
sea based products like the sea it is applied to plants absorb it travels to the roots blocks a specific enzyme found in plants not animals or humans precise effective and proven so these newly revealed documents show that concerns among staff about the public safety go back many years back to two thousand and three for instance there the morning sun two scientists told a colleague that quote you cannot say roundup is not a carcinogen because it went on to say the necessary tests have been carried out two years before the another wrote of serious concerns about testing that we kill or monsanto e-mails also reveal an exchange with a science consultancy called into tech about editing research with scientists other e-mails show a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality draft for months before writing up an article on round two and the miller was later fired for ghost writing to downplay the risks associated with the
product neil harvey put the revelations to him on sun to executive. an academic ken remailer asked monsanto to draft an article for him did the company draft an article for him or did it given any orders as what he needed to write no we didn't know orders whatsoever as to what he needed to write he asked for assistance with a draft and we provided assistance with a draft as you requested ok i just want to read out a quote from another research i can't be part of deceptive authorship we call that ghost writing and it is unethical what was he referring to there in terms of ghostwriting it was a completely. aiden's and it was resolved with appropriate. tribunal authorship credit says that there was a monsanto scientist who said he would be seriously concerned if somebody wanted to test the weed killer what was that concern we want to make sure that good science good lab practices people who know what they're doing professionals who are capable
of conducting tests are doing those to us we will always have concerns when someone out of the blue tells us that they would like to ask what about the claims scott coming from some people that one of your products roundup has actually caused cancer there are question marks over maybe go life to save itself isn't cancer in juicing but perhaps the actual product how do you respond to that claim well the only other really that roundup is put together with two to two completely round up formulation is what's called a circus act it has been studied extensively neither one of those found to be cancer causing agents why papa tony has a lawyer and author of the upcoming book long vengeance believes the u.s. government knew about the dangers associated with rounder. one important thing about these documents it helps paint a very clear picture that monsanto understood the dangers of their product when they were selling it by the ton all over the world the problem is that the
government has known about this for quite a while this case has been out there for quite some time and unfortunately the department of justice hasn't taken it on themselves to actually go after a criminal investigation with this but i understand here you have a company that is actually influencing the very regulatory agency this supposed to be looking out for the safety of the american public and so this has been going on since nineteen eighty five the e.p.a. in one thousand nine hundred five determined that glaive to say in round up was a primary ingredient roundup needed to be classified as a carcinogen now they said that in the eighty's and then all of a sudden with no reason to change they they said day one it will cause cancer in six years later the e.p.a. suddenly changes that classification the opposite way and now what we're seeing is
why they changed it. violence plagued us to you bill to move was conducting a seventy two hour cease fire to try and stop the bloodshed the organize is under the slogan nobody kill anybody believe that initiative would be the first step to changing the city's culture of violence and not to say that got support too from gangs and drug dealers they're also establishing so-called no shoot zones in places which have frequently seen violence baltimore's own trucks towards its highest ever and you will homicide toll ranking it alongside chicago and detroit as one of the most unsafe cities in the united states. the cities of body american urban decay. depressingly in the city of baltimore baltimore a record high murder rate. baltimore
with more details in baltimore. actually banks. i'm in front of the forty grim year old where authorities are saying that freddie agrees a death that took place a couple years ago is the reason for the spike and homicides in the city according to the baltimore sun baltimore police commissioner kevin davis is trying to combat the gun violence and has supported one hundred fifty officers and supervisors we spoke with baltimore city police department spokesman t.j. smith who lost his younger brother last month to gun violence gangs guns and drugs is what we're seeing is the nucleus behind a lot of the homicides that we're seeing the homosexual. use human beings to be equal stanleys that are connected to each other and yes number one seventy three was my brother deonte smith many residents of baltimore want to see an end to
violence which has led that community activists to push for a seventy two hour cease fire starting today and now i'm here with b. i erica bridgeport's she is one of the organizers of baltimore a cease fire do you think that baltimore is doing enough with the youth so that they know that there is a world out there where they can get educated to go to college to be able to succeed i think you can look around this country and see that the way business is done is that some people have opportunities that some people never even know exists we've created this system where you are arrested punished but you don't feel that strongly that you caused the. banks reporting the news so far this saturday all that they should get is thirty minutes time my name is kevin owen thank you won't keep close by twenty four seven but he ought to you.
would call me just manufacture consent to stick to the public will. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the flaming merry go round if suddenly no one said. we can all middle of the room sit. room i mean real news real world. economic development is all about numbers we're really pleased to report this quarter we are one hundred six morning. but what do we know about the other figures. when i think about the fact that our c.e.o.
mike do. over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart a says c.n.n. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. is that just how a free market would. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly devoid society that phone the part of the government tried to do it wasn't nicely maybe. it might be making things worse. by saying this is not how capitalism works this is our capitalism goes hopelessly disastrously wrong.
there. thank you. general yeah sessions known to friends as mr mc good years so raised. over the past even his friends call him that over the past month he has set out on a quest to reinvigorate a war on the american people he has asked congress to for permission to prosecute medical cannabis suppliers who are abiding by their state's laws he has also reauthorized civil asset for forfeiture a highly controversial practice in which cops steal basically steal people's property and he's announced his desire to start a new war on drugs but here's something you need to know the u.s.
drug war isn't about drugs it's not about drugs the drug war is about freedom and apocryphally of privacy and corruption and racism and that may be at the dad at the bottom of the page if you can squeeze it in also drugs. the drug war is about drugs about as much as winning an olympic swimming meet is about keeping that bathing suit from riding up your crack. yeah it is a crucial aspect. but if that's all you're good at you're not winning. last year we learned the drug war was designed from the start to avoid the blood started to destroy the black community and the reputation of the black community even more than medea has the right. it was also designed to destroy the activist community and especially the black activist community this is probably something you felt when you got.