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there were. stories that shapes the week wiki leaks co-founder julian assange is arrested after spending almost seventy years holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london his restaurant a global attention and spoke concern over a possible extradition to the united states. and other news the u.s. democrat presidential hopeful says african americans should receive financial compensation for the suffering of their ancestors under slavery we debate the issue . because somebody is green day story something doesn't mean i'm responsible for it you know who did it you should have been able to why they were alive if the government had literally buried it paid out everybody else and turned it back on
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the black people in america call. it a military coup see see duns president arrested in a state of emergency imposed all in the space of twenty four hours. have you with us this evening you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international. after almost seven years holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london wiki leaks founder julian assange was sensationally dragged out by police this week and it came shortly after the south american country suspended the whistleblower citizenship and revoked his asylum video agency filmed exclusive footage of the moment he was arrested. ah. ah
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. the wiki leaks whistle blower. he was found guilty of failing to hand. in two thousand and twelve relation to a sexual assault case which. case his. state's
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truthful information about the united states. he. needs to make sure things. will never be extradited to united states or. try to. put. an aggressive behavior. mr julian assange on the hostile and threatening declarations of his annoyed organization i could rule on especially the transgression of international treaties have led the situation to
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a point where the asylum of mr assad regime is unsustainable are no longer viable the ecuadorian authorities didn't like the fact that they said julian assange wanted to interfering in the international affairs in the affairs of other countries through his online activity through his activities this editor of wiki leaks but also there was this kind of domestic disputes bubbling beneath the surface as well last year julian assange was given a list of conditions that he needed to add here if he wanted to stay on the good side of his the ecuadorian hosts he was told they needed to tidy up after himself between his bar pay for the same food to pay for their own three clean up after is talent which they threaten term leave and subsequently did british officials are pretty pleased about what's happened we'll welcome the news this morning that the metropolitan police have arrested julian assange. mr speaker this goes
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to show that in the united kingdom no one is above the law but what we've shown today is that no one is above the law julian assange is no hero he's hidden from the truth for years and years but also a very courageous decision by president around zero in ecuador to resolve the situation we witnessed at the end at the very least of the embassy chapter of the julian assange one step saga and we're moving on to perhaps a rather poor truncated chapter of an illegal extradition battle. julian assange sought refuge in the ecuadorian embassy back in two thousand and twelve the united states was then investigating the publication by wiki leaks of classified military documents relating to the war in afghanistan it also looked into a soldier's release of cyber tools used by. the cia and of hillary clinton's private e-mails which is claimed was part of alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election follow his arrest on thursday the u.s.
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issued a formal request for the extradition of a science washington accuses a songe of conspiring against the united states the indictment alleges that together with chelsea manning a former intelligence analyst in the u.s. army assigns cracked a government password and access to classified documents if convicted he could face up to five years behind bars is a look back now. major publications over the years. i'm .
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a. little. does he say any millions of. wiki leaks he walks like a hostile intelligence sort of like a hawk because. global attention with thousands rallying in support of the australian born whistleblower from king to the past protesters have been gathering outside the u.s.
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embassies expressing concern over a possible extradition. to take place later today across australia my colleague nicky aron discussed the international reaction to a song his arrest with. a lot of these skeletons in the closets of the world's mightiest the most powerful probably will never be pulled out but if it wasn't for julian assad some people wouldn't even start thinking merely that some of this nasty and gruesome stuff even existed and indeed a very important part of his legacy probably the most important part will always be that he encouraged so many people to think and ask questions about what the most powerful people in charge of this world could be hiding and this can truly be felt through the things that are being said by the activists right now in reaction to what's happening with the whistleblower let's take
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a look at what the american civil liberties union came out with any persecution by the united states over mr songe full week he digs publishing operations would be unprecedented and unconstitutional would open the door to criminal investigations of other news organizations moreover prosecuting a foreign publisher of violating u.s. secrecy tools was sent an especially dangerous precedent for the us journalists who routinely violate foreign secrecy laws to deliver information vital to the public's interest cumin rights watch are now actually saying that every news organization is in danger and this kind of sentiment is being echoed by so many activists and activist organizations to those who support saying here is you know. a hair right here is an award winning journalist but there are those who hates am out here as a whistle blower a villain how is he regarded. well some people don't see
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a difference between a list and a whistleblower some people do but you can argue that in any case this julian assad situation and his whole fate well always be intertwined with the notion of freedom of speech and it seems that any kind of attempts by the us political elite to paint him with that brush and to try and convince the world that he is not a journalist will always be challenged by the world's most renowned whistleblowers and investigative journalists as well images of what those ambassador invites in the case secret police into the embassy to drug a publisher if like you to know it was getting journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books and critics may cheer but this is a dark moment for press freedom week you leaks is a publisher charges now brought in connection with its material or any attempt to extradite assange to united states for prosecution under deeply flawed could you
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know of the espionage act nine hundred seventeen is an attack on all of us the g.o.g. sis part of what is science did to just to fire his prosecution beyond allegedly helping manning get the documents is that he encouraged manning to get more documents for him to publish journalists do this with sources constantly is a criminalization of journalism it's hard to make know the political undertones of this case how have politicians been wayans things songes arrest well know what to reason may said no one is above the law and it looks like the likes of the u.s. the u.k. and the current government of ecuador will continue to team up in saying that these suspected criminals should be prosecuted and they will keep on pushing that line but at the same time even in the western world and also in other parts of the world there will be politicians who will keep on saying things like. phony pretext and
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they will continue to treat this case as pure hypocrisy of the western political elites this whole story with the persecution and hounding with establishing inhumane living conditions is consigning to oblivion the rights of the freedom of speech and disseminating information that is something that it's a serious if you thing that i mean that we are talking about that. shown towards abuses and violation of human and international right we absolutely reject the no amount of julian assange just naturalization and the handover of this australian journalist to the united kingdom in a shameful act surrendering our sovereignty the extradition of julian a son to the us for exposing evidence of atrocities in iraq and afghanistan should be opposed by the british government and any case now whatever the people say it's still all depends on the next steps by us police and u.s.
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prosecutors so we will be watching out for that and we discussed the whistleblowers rest with author lou rockwell political commentator steve mills book. they have a country here called the united states of america he compromise sources and methods and diplomats put people that risk that you can't accept this as a nation you must prosecute these people and subject them to the fullest penalties the law allows no nobody's life was put in for us that's just baloney and of course i think it was a great thing a songe it was a definitely committed the conspiracy to commit journalism very successfully we're not supposed to know what our government does despite all the unbelievably evil things that the u.s. government does i'm sorry to say that that's true but the u.s. government is by the way a force not a force for good in the world anymore if it ever was have you ever worn a uniform sir let's let first what i'd like to see every single thing that was revealed put in context what was happening julian
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a son who was tortured also when they in the ecuadorian embassy he was not being fed properly he hadn't yet no one on the telephone personal communications no internet for a very long time i love the fact that my counterpart sits here and just you know says whatever he wants without any facts the m.f.f. the loan you have no facts so that he wasn't tortured in the embassy somebody is tortured he's free to leave i would a left long time ago under the conditions you're putting forth he's never claimed he was tortured or that embassy where do you get that from i love this everybody is evil except the bad guys in your world there's good guys i was sort of see it as mr trump praised him so many times during the two thousand and sixteen election is now claims he never heard of him never reads wiki leaks and i guess he's going to go ahead and execute him ok we'll see if that's what they plan of the plant life imprisonment in solitary confinement i don't want to talking about the death penalty and no one's talking even about life in prison that right now the
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indictment under the charges he faces it would be five years in prison it's not going to be five years it's going to be the rest of his life the u.s. plans to step on him and try to make sure the no. ever does what wiki leaks and julian assange have done if someone from the new york times or the washington post or any media outlet here in this country helped someone break in. somewhere to get information or hack into a computer they'd be prosecuted you can't do that that's not being a journalist that's being a criminal. thousands of protesters flooded the sudanese capital khartoum on sun today at a rally in front of the military's headquarters they called on the army to hand over power to a civilian government to say that they will remain on the streets until a civilian transitional council is formed thursday after months of public protests the army toppled the longtime president omar al bashir news was met by celebrations on sudan streets as america's the explains the mood since soured.
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a dictator falls and the people rejoice happy empowered optimistic it's it's always the same how many times have we seen this happen this decade revolution in africa in the middle east the dictator model bashir was removed by the military which sided with the people sort of what the hamiliton was really the military takes full responsibility for changing the entire regime for a transitional period of two years in which the government will be handled by the armed forces. now you could understand why people are a bit miffed they rebelled risked everything to get rid of a dictator for freedom for democracy what they go to the end is
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a military regime what has been just stated is frost's a coup and it is not acceptable they are recycling the faces and this movie time lost while we have been on the other hand consider how much worse it could have been temporary military rule may just have been the lesser of two evils but these revolutions rarely and well. you may recognize this picture it's from a different era most of the leaders either deposed in exile or dead countries knew better off.
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the grim even depressing picture yet it seems people just don't learn from the past earlier this week we heard the same tired cools from the u.k. u.s. norway calls for regime change. the demand for political change from the
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courageous and resilient people of sudan is becoming ever clear and more powerful the sudanese people are demanding a transition to a political system that is inclusive and has greater legitimacy there is a reason they wanted him gone out so much because he's a dictator they have plenty of tyrannical friends no because mr bashir like solly and gadhafi before him made inroads with the west's rivals boosted relations trade military and economic cooperation with china with russia iran. which i think if you get any air of iranian conflict will harm the whole region arrow counter ease and iran itself neither iran nor the arabs would leave the region i suppose the best option is to kill exist and deal with the problems that we have through dialogue and negotiations it is better than using guns and that it
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would appear was an unforgivable sin the united states considers africa its own and someone anyone else on it's tough unfortunately billions upon billions of us taxpayer dollars have not achieved this are effects they have not prevented other powers such as china and russia from taking advantage of african states increase their own power and influence from now on the united states will not tolerate this longstanding pattern of it without effect to be fair mr bolton you hardly helped years of u.s. sanctions of civil war atrocities and the split up of the country have left their mark so don is a traumatized nation expecting democracy and magical reforms overnight is well it was never going to happen. u.s. presidential hopefuls back preparations for african-americans despite massive
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public opposition in the details after the break. welcome to max kaiser financial survival guide. to your. yanks this is what happens to pensions in britain. you watch kaiser report. those are the gate have to be changed and we're still living with historical legacy sophie decimalization most of their. legal frameworks invest and well all of them are designed for industrial base a stick watch and now we are moving and i think the problem is that our
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concepts are lagging behind. welcome back a u.s. presidential hopeful espouse debate spawn proposing a bill to provide reparations to african-americans democrat senators accorded booka says that this would compensate for the suffering of slaves. a recent poll finds only one in five voters actually backed the move if adopted the law will officially acknowledge the legacy of american slavery and financially compensate those still affected by discrimination issues getting a lot of attention from fellow democrats and we have to recognize that everybody
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did not start out on an equal footing in this country and in particular black people have not. and so we have got to recognize that and do something about that and give folks a lift up i believe it's time to start the national full blown conversation about reparations so that we can as a nation do what's right and begin to heal there are massive disparities that must be addressed so we're going to do everything we can to put resources into distressed communities and improve lives for those people who have been hurt from the legacy of slavery we debated the issue with conservative commentator and author resurface and he took v's. you could have identified the former slave master and a former slave read a moment but we're now winds are at fifty years past a particular point in time who is going to pay people did not have slaves nobody i
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left a day in twenty nineteen was a slave back then so what do we gain pay for who is going to pay we're right again pay it's no more than a campaign promise from democratic hopefuls trying to get some kind of attention now you're ok with the l. o. s. and that's the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard they provide economic restitution to those people now if i came into your house mr a.b.l. and i stole a thousand dollars from you and then i died or if i saw a million dollars from you and then i'd die would you say oh well reasoned i so that money doesn't matter anymore no he would go talk to my children children are still living off the benefits of that million dollars just because somebody has grand days dose of it doesn't mean i'm responsible for it if somebody is granddad was so you know a killer and then they found out one hundred years later you don't go after the kids and say ok you get to go to jail now or you get to pay back some money because of what your grandfather d. and makes no since you know who did it you should have been able to catch him why
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they were alive punish him why they were alive we want to focus on is the economic harm that was done to black people if we really break down with slavery was people were brought from across the water to work and that was free labor that what we have is here to ration years hundreds of years of systematic does the discrimination and shutting out of act economic access the black people and that has to be repaid who's going to pay it you're talking about a government that government is funded by the people that means me that means you will pay for it so how does it make any sense like i say it would have been more let me present how many hands that you are mostly under paid as slave when were parades in is would have been do which is at the end to slavery not right now it makes no sense to so argue me it is no logic here. americas never even study the effects of slavery on black people they never sat down and said we know that as a government we sanction this this makes this experience but we don't even know how
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far that experience reaches because no one's ever study it how much do we know black people know was never studied and why because the government has literally buried its head it paid out everybody else and turned it back on the black people in america who he was too long to just drive he dared and demanded three hundred and which airs later i didn't hear hopefully my generation will stand up and say that the buck stops here so we don't have to go on with this any longer you know watching us international thanks staying with us this evening over turn with updates on our top stories and often. the list. is of zero three zero zero. zero
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