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subscribed to roughly. for just twelve euros fifty per month. the peace conference aimed at putting an end to the years long conflict in libya where the country's vast oil reserves are acting as a magnet to those vying for the resources. camel on the israeli borders israeli jets strike the gaza strip in response to heavy rocket fire to palestinians have died. but. it was. the students and teachers pour into the streets of paris to show their distaste for president emanuel micron's proposed
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education cuts which could endanger thousands of jobs. plus a u.s. judge orders a state prison service to consider a transgender woman's request to be held in an all female facility we put the issue up for debate. prison is a talk place it's all well everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that there should privilege should be granted to people who claim their transgender it's not appropriate for treatment it's about keeping these people alive and actually in the interest of these are prison systems. it's nine o'clock here in moscow and you're watching international live with me in a day or two to welcome to the program. heads of states leaders of local tribes and militias from the expected to attend an international conference in italy in a bid to solve the libyan conflict civil war broke out after the ousting of colonel
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gadhafi and twenty eleven france has also been trying to establish itself as a regional peacemaker as more and jeff explains there could be an ulterior. behind the apparent good intentions seven years it's been seven long chaotic years a country torn apart two governments countless warlords tribes gangs duking it out for power and all will. of course everyone's trying to help stop this italy which has been flirting with general half star who leads one of the two rival libyan government and controls almost half the country fronts with its regular peace summit swear macrorie plays
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the matchmaker paris wants elections as soon as possible one of the crucial elements is the organization of presidential and parliamentary elections on december tenth twenty eight it's a commitment on the basis of this process to fully and safely give their sovereignty back to the libyan people and allow them to express it on this date. italy for one doesn't want elections premature they think conditions aren't right they say and france france wants something else they fear my fear is that someone for economic motives and selfish national interest is putting the security of north africa at risk and result of europe as a whole i'm thinking of someone who waged a war that should have been waged someone who said election dates without discussing it with allies with united nations were indeed with the libyan people move over matt call you tried and your summit failed room is hosting its
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own get together for peace but rumors say general haftar may be too busy to attend what with storming the capital and all tripoli must be liberated and will not remain in the wrong hands the armed forces will act after making proper assessments we will move on tripoli at the proper time why is tripoli so important you might ask legitimacy it's the capital and the government that currently controls it is the un recognized one general have tub controls half the country much of the oil but he by international law can't sell it only the recognized government can he needs the capital and make no mistake the libyans understand well what the europeans are up to and why they're backing different sides. of course there is negative intervention from some countries which we've
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mentioned during several meetings and international forums this needs to be taken into account and this should be enslaved nation of the international position towards libya and the direction of libya so that we can overcome this crisis. libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa and france one does much as they can get italian or any recently purchased a large part of b.p. oil and gas license with the aim of increasing exploration friend tribal totalis. buying up drilling rights to get the pumps going this is a competition with. stake b.p. is the largest producer was the largest producer of oil. and not only that but its boil is highly prized because of its. technical qualities its so-called sweet soul
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for oil so it's highly prized in its refining is easier than some of the other stuff from other personally survey body once a problem is this. area controlled all the oil that's the real question and not to be too cynical that's what the europeans are most concerned about originally they were back in tripoli just on the order of stability because it was recognized by the united nations but increasingly the europeans were getting very frightened. more strife in libya will further cut off their oil supplies especially now with the prospect more sanctions on iranian oil what's remarkable is that amidst all this endless war the lawlessness slavery crime will production is on the up by the end of next year they plan on increasing production to. levels
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one point six million barrels a day you can question their priorities but you can only admire the dedication. trying to find to have carried out a series of ass strikes on territory in the gaza strip. the israeli defense forces claimed rockets fired from gaza had hit a bus local journalists. has. dozens of rockets that have been fired on the israeli gaza border one of the rockets struck a bus a civilian bus in and it led to an injury of five one of them was a serious injury that israeli media and israeli forces a claim that these rockets been fired by hamas which they consider as. terrorist military faction also we have dozens of rockets fired from. air strikes of israeli air strikes that respond to these rockets at the same time
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this is kill ation or the situation of the situation that is happening in the gaza strip that recently is due or a result of the operation the special military operation that happened yesterday by the special israeli forces there was an exchange of gunfire between the israeli forces and. members of hamas that led to the killing of seven members of hamas one of them was a senior leader in hamas and as well as a senior officer in israeli forces and another was injured what happened later was airstrikes that covered the operation that was happening. which led to the killing of the seven. members of hamas. a u.s.
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federal judge as a prison officials in illinois to reconsider a transgender woman is denied request to be moved to a women's prison it comes after the inmate took legal action against the state's correctional department claiming that she's treated like a sex slave in men's facilities twenty six year old dylan strong. three hamilton is currently serving a ten year sentence for burglary she says she's faced sexual abuse in all four of the men's prisons she's been held in hampton has her previous requests for transfer denied an argues that she would be safer in a women's prison her lawyer has praised the federal judge's intervention. this is an important step not only for school but in general for transgender women imprisoned across the nation the department of corrections which is responsible for the supervision of inmate says it makes every possible effort to safeguard vulnerable prisoners. even though i department of corrections maintains a strict zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual
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harassment the department who considers house in assignments and the unique needs of offenders who identify as johns gender we discussed american prison policy towards transgender people with the rights activist anthony rogers right and political commentator steve malzberg. trumpet ministration recently loosened and changed regulations that came down under the obama administration they say that if you're if you're judged on what you are based on your biological sex ok so this person that we're talking about in chicago in illinois though i would be judged a male under the trumpet ministration and the reason it was changed is because female prisoners in texas had a similar situation and they sued they didn't want a transgender male who said he was a woman coming to their prison they said it was an invasion of their property that you keep everybody safe but you don't start making accommodations special accommodations to gender dysphoria is accepted by the american medical association
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in american psychological association as distress from gender assignment at birth so this isn't just something that people are doing for fun this is a recognized medical condition based on science based on research and decent study so it's very very important that we are treating these prison facilities better just like the entire society needs to be trained and more informed about the very specific issues that are affecting transgender people nationwide free marketing about our city people twenty people how much money do you want to spend how many special provisions you want to make in a system that probably doesn't have enough money in the first place for twenty people you need to keep everybody say if but you can start making special provisions to anybody who says that they feel like there are there were women when they were met born a man could be classified as trans gender whether they mean it or don't mean it i mean you have to consider the masses as opposed to the twenty people involved. well
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that's a very very dangerous. mode of speaking i happen to be from what is referred to as a minority class and just because white people are in the majority does not mean that as an african-american or a light next person that we should be subjected to white supremacy secondly it's hard for he said i haven't seen a lot of the letter that you're talking about what our earth are you talking about white supremacy if i could if i could just finish it's hard for me to have sympathy for the prison system not having enough money when they were able to donate hundreds of millions of dollars to the donald trump campaign all the time prisoners regular president men and men in male prison is all raped or attacked or pete and it's terrible so anyone that wants a transfer out they're going to get the same treatment as this transgender that you know they're not i mean prison is a tough place it's awful everyone should be safe but that doesn't mean that spec actual privileges should be granted to people who claim that they're transgender
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it's just not fair instances of violence is not a a function of preferential treatment is a function of safety we also have special provisions for younger inmates we have special provisions for and mates who are proven to be suffering from mental health illness it's not a preferential treatment it's about keeping these people alive and that is actually in the best interest of these prison systems who are using these people for cheap or free labor students and teachers and parents are demanding present maicon packed to the point and the new education reforms will take a look at a protest in front capitol after this break. when lawmakers manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the
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ruling classes protect themselves. with the final merry go round listen to the one percent. normal middle of the room sick. to lose the real news is. joining the past thirty years lebanon has been subject to six invasions from israel . six invasions at practically every every every five years we are having. one that's and this is definitely cannot see how clever.
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welcome back to the program following yesterday's protests against u.s. president trump in the french capital another rally is taking place in paris this monday this time students and teachers are marching against a new education reform that could result in fountains of jobs being lost our correspondent charlotte defense is in paris for most people here a defiant they say that this suggestion which has been proposed in the budget for two thousand and nineteen will actually be discussed more at the national assembly here in france could result in the loss of the two thousand six hundred and fifty jobs being cut these are jobs from the higher education from colleges here in france and the teachers here say they're unhappy about this they say it doesn't. make any sense given that the ministry of education is only think is showing that in the next few years there's going to be an increase of forty thousand additional
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students every year so they say how does that work if we can't the jobs how do we then have enough staff to be able to teach the students here in france and they're angry i was speaking to one woman earlier he said we've been out protesting against moscow now for the last eighteen months or so sometimes we feel despondent but we remember every time that there's a protest that we have to come out we have to make all forces heard because she said this is the only way that she feels that they will ever be able to change some of the reforms that mark owen has been implementing at roll the rapid speed since he became president back in two thousand and seventeen so people hit cooling for a change they cooling from auckland to listen to people in the streets they saying that yes he had suggested what his reforms would be when he became president when he was elected but what they saying is that the pace of the reforms is chief fast and there is not enough discussion and they are angry about that and as such
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hundreds have come out to the streets yet again to protest against those that changes by the government here in france and in recent weeks we have seen of the protests protests by pension is unions of being now it's describing the government policy as breaking the social fabric and we also source traffic poor to noma standstill in paris when paramedics went out in strike just a week you go. to. paris. if you're waiting for new evidence on russian meddling in the u.s.
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twenty sixteen presidential election one media outlet exactly after the newly released intelligence memos showing how u.s. spy agencies blamed leaks on the kremlin but. whether the latest revelations actually prove anything being the land of the free and all the u.s. freedom of information act is a beautiful thing promising to keep citizens in the know about their government but it doesn't always work out so well in practice one request followed by a buzz feed and a transparency group netted a top secret letter sent by u.s. senators to then president barack obama who wanted to know more about claims russia meddled in the two thousand and sixteen election so what information came out of the request well we're not totally sure the information is big surprise heavily redacted we've actually known for almost two years that the letter existed but now we can see a bit more of what the senators were demanding apart from the redacted bits of course. we are right to request to the extent possible you declassify and release
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the public additional information related to the russian government and the u.s. election despite the broad national interest in the topic this new information has not been provided to the american people now it turns out obama himself never responded but the acting director of national intelligence did get back to them two months later and that letter is amazingly not redacted at all but maybe that's because it contains no actual information essentially it things the senators for their concerns but makes it clear that statements and reports already made public by the intelligence community would have to suffice but the thing is those past documents weren't exactly i opening stuff for one the lottery refers to a statement made in october of two thousand and sixteen that concluded with confidence that the kremlin order of the d.n.c. e-mail hacks and that conclusion was apparently based on the fact that the leaks were done in russian style the recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails are
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consistent with the methods and motivations of russian directed efforts these threats and disclosures are intended to interfere with the u.s. election process such activity is not new to moscow the russians have use similar tactics and techniques across europe and eurasia if it acts like a russian and it plots like a russian it must be a russian you may also remember a report that was released in january of two thousand and seventeen to which the letter referred the senators ickes ations of nefarious deeds by moscow are based on high confidence and the assumption that nothing in russia has changed since the fall of the soviet union the only other thing we got from the freedom of information request were some talking points put together by intelligence agencies to put it simply it's all just more of the same varying degrees of confidence in russia's guilt fill the document and variations of the phrase is consistent with the methods and motivations are russian directed efforts can be found five times that one surprising bit is the answer given to the. whether moscow was working to
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get trump to the white house no direct response is given even though collusion with russia is treated like an established fact by many despite a lack of evidence and that's often the rest meaning any sort of concrete proof is left to the imagination thanks to the thorough censorship of uncle sam. this case further with human labor rights lawyer and a conflict thanks for coming on the program dan should we just assume that all or any of the evidence that might prevent his alleged election interference is redacted. well possibly i mean the big question is is there any real such evidence and i have great skepticism as to whether there is any i mean when you're looking at these documents that you just cited it appears that the intelligence community. essentially came to the conclusions that they wanted to arm russian interference without having the evidence i mean the one thing we also
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need to keep in mind when they say oh this hacking was done consistently with the russians we do it is that the cia we know has software that can mimic other countries like russia to make it look like they are. so the idea that it's consistent with what russia really tells us not that yeah down i mean the but the messages are the same and then in each bit of documentation. you know there are like nick likening it's it must be russia because of those methods they used how can they continue to justify pointing the finger if they're not willing to provide actual evidence. well unfortunately this russia gate scandal has a life of its own and i guess time is proven that there is needs to be no evidence especially for the media to keep pushing. this story
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this investigation so-called has been going on now for over two years nothing of substance has come out about russian interference. of any. of any sort and frankly let's face it if everything is say about russian interference were true it's kind of a joke you know what they mean if you believe they hacked the d.n.c. computer and showed how the scene read the primaries against bernie sanders or that russia somehow supported internet trolls that. talked about various hot button issues this is the sum total of the allegations against russia i mean even if you believe them this adds up to very little. i mean you know the question is still there as to why the evidence. wasn't
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forthcoming at the height of the allegations when barack obama received this letter . well i think because there was no evidence but the democrats you know obama you know being the head of his party had an interest in keeping this story a lot so they didn't want to release information. that frankly would lead to the conclusion that there was no basis of support. to claim that russia interfere the election ok we'll leave it there dan kadlec human and labor rights lawyer thanks very much for coming on to the program. thank you. toronto for the news for now if you want to have a closer look at any of our stories check out our website i thought to come back at the top of the at with more but next it's a few. something
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seemed wrong but. just don't call. me. yet to stamp out these days to come to advocate and engage me because of the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. you know world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the
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hawks. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you long to the rich eight point six percent market saw thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred trade per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one one business shows you can afford to miss the one and only lubov . is the idea of
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peace in yemen and it also trump is insulted the europeans might defend themselves and russia gate front and center again. it's hard to imagine after the war a nazi doctor was still active rich in the nineteen seventies croteau had as the chair of its board a man convicted of mass murder and slavery was a german company develops a little mite of a drug that was promoted as completely safe even during pregnancy. it turned out to have terrible side effects what has happened to my baby is anything but. you know she said is just good choice minix a little mind victims i have to this day received no compensation and never
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apologized for the suffering. not only want the money i want the revenge. welcome to. the shevardnadze political divisions risk shaking their fragile six hour imbalance in lebanon can the country stand firm with this syrian war still raging right across the border today i talked to the former prime minister of lebanon siniora. lebanon is sitting on a gun powder keg of buried civil war heydrich mire deep in a months long political stalemate and while trying to balance. it's a bigger game of middle eastern rivalries will it lead to further conflicts or can
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lebanon sidran example for its neighbors to compromise is achievable and will the neutral country try to help put out the flames of war raging beyond its borders. what senora former prime minister of lebanon welcome to the show it is great to have you with us today sir so mr siniora after five months of political deadlock lebanon is close to forming a new government has been less allies had made significant gains in the last parliamentary elections prime minister hariri has said many times that has is not the main player and they do not control things in lebanon but they are backed by the christians by the president so is the prime minister just putting on a brave face here trying to play down hezbollah's role well actually. the is nothing to be. hidden about the role that
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hezbollah was playing and the interference that they are really having in all of us and making sure that they are the ones who are calling the shots. effectively they have created. a new problem that was not then actually in which they were insisting and they are still insisting that some of the sunlight sext who are really very much abiding by the instructions hizbullah instructions and by the syrian regime instructions that they want to be a presented in the new cabinet although actually on the one hand they did not appear off to being elected as being one block to the concert they are.

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