stories that shaped the week wiki leaks co-founder julian assange is arrested after spending almost seven years holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london. as the rest of the global attention and concern over a song possible extradition to the united states. elsewhere a u.s. republican senators a military help in this way that what he calls genocide during that time it claims an invasion is being discussed behind closed doors. a military coup sees sudan's president arrested and the state of emergency imposed all in the space of
just twenty four hours. joining us one am here in moscow this is the weekly. seven years hold up in the ecuadorian embassy in london wiki leaks founder julian assange was sensationally dragged down by police this week it came shortly after the south american country had suspended the whistleblower citizenship i'm revoked his asylum . filled exclusive footage of the moment he was arrested. ah. ah .
the united states. very soon. mr julian i saw nj the hostile and threatening declarations of his annoyed organization. on especially the transgression of international treaties have led the situation to 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 and
was 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 his own 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 will welcome the news this morning that the metropolitan police have arrested julian assange. mr speaker this goes 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've witnessed the end at the very least of the embassy chapter of the julian assange stuff 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 in two thousand and twelve the us was then investigating the publication by wiki leaks of classified military documents the related to the war in afghanistan and also looks into a song just release of cyber tools used by the cia and. of hillary clinton's private e-mails which is claimed of alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election now following his arrest on thursday the u.s. issued a formal request for extradition. of conspiring against the united states. together with chelsea manning a former intelligence analyst in the u.s.
cut the. any. of. the utter wiki leaks walks like. a cold turkey. form a pretty champagne george galloway believes it's not only julian assange his fate at stake but also journalism as we know it. you don't have to like um you don't have to like everything he's ever written or published but if you like the fact that we have the right to speak and to know often uncomfortable truths the our
rulers don't want us to know then you should be here in person or at least in spirit because if julian assange is criminalized and incarcerated for revealing the truth then you might as well volunteer for a prison cell yourself because you'll no longer be free and you'll never be free again there may have been a theft of information involved but if every publisher who publishes material that was stolen from its owners was put on trial and extradited and sent behind bars there would be no publishing bought stolen information about m.p.'s expenses and they published it and they want to wards for it because it was in the public interest the people should know that hundreds of members of
parliament were cheating the taxpayer stealing from the taxpayer by fiddling their expenses that's what journalism is that's all that julian essential has. songes of rest has gained global attention with thousands rallying in support of the australian born whistleblower from quito to budapest protesters have gathered outside the u.s. embassies expressing concern over a song just possible extradition my colleague mccarran discuss the international reaction to a song his arrest without. 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 encourage 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 a look at what the american civil liberties union came out with any persecution by the united states of mr. publishing operations would be unprecedented and unconstitutional would open the door to criminal investigations of news organizations are set and especially dangerous precedent for 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 him he is you know. a hero he
is an award winning journalist but there are those who hate him and he's as a whistleblower a villain how is he regarded. well some people don't see a difference between behavior to a list and a whistleblower some people do but you can argue that in any case in a solid 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 them 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 those in buses inviting the case secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of like you to know it was when in journalism out of the building. up in the history books critics may cheer but this is
a dark moment for press freedom we queue 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 know of the espionage act nine hundred seventeen is an attack on all of us the d.-o. g. cis 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 to 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 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 yet it is something that it's absolute if you think that i mean that we are talking about that. show on the wards abuses and by a lesion of your mind an international right. we absolutely reject the in olmert of julian assange just that realisation that 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 in any case now whatever the people say it still all depends on the next steps by u.s. police and u.s. prosecutors so we will be watching out for that the u.s. senate is calling for military action against venezuela after accusing president maduro of genocide details after the break. those are the gate have to be changed and we are still living with historical legacy sophie decimalization most of the most a legal frameworks in investment work all of them are designed for industrial base of the stick watch and now we are moving ahead and i think the problem is that
our concepts are lagging behind. ts holiday international memorial awards twenty nine c. the now open for entries the media professionals are eligible whether you are a freelance journalist work for alternative media or part of a global news conference to participate send us your published works in video rich and. go to award dot com and enter now. the u.s. republican senator a school for military action in venezuela in order to prevent tortillas calling it
genocide by president nicolas maduro it comes amid washington's repeated vows that it won't exclude any option after it proclaimed to the country's opposition leader one as interim president in january we've got to really consider whether we do military. you know help getting this aid in disdain save the starving people of venezuela they are starving to death i mean this is genocide emma duros doing it. in the meantime an american thing tank called the center for strategic and international studies c.s.i.s. has reportedly held an off the record meeting to assess the use of military force in venezuela a list of roughly forty attendees of the event include current and former u.s. officials including from the state department senior officials from the colombian a brazilian embassies as well as top d.c. representatives from shadow government also thought to have been that he spoke to my experiments editor of the grades on dot com and the man behind the report. i
confirmed that the meeting took place with a staffer at c.s.i.s. however she refused to give me details grik stream li nervous on the phone in a second source who participated in the meeting who confirmed it also refused to give details they were extremely nervous that somebody in the media knew about the existence of this event it was a very high level meeting with basically the main people in washington involved in making the sausage of trump's venezuela policy one of the more interesting elements was the participation of high level staffers from the u.s. aid agency for international development and usa id is now talking about military options so this could be done under the auspices of some kind of humanitarian agency is participating in this discussion in the u.s. is using economic sanctions as a form of unilateral coercion in place of a military invasion that's according to the un special rapporteur or edris. and
they don't seem to be removing the dura the u.s. has called on the military in venezuela to turn on the door and they've stood firm and honored the constitution and. is kind of on a tour around venezuela and he's not rallying the crowds the u.s. had hoped for and so i see this secret or a private meeting at c.s.i.s. as evidence of the u.s. is desperation and they're trying to find any means to do. slide material after several months. sudan's new military council has removed the country's defense minister and appointed a new intelligence chief his spokesperson said on sunday there are also reports emerging the country's ambassadors in washington and geneva have been sacked thousands of protesters flooded the sudanese capital khartoum on saturday protesters say that the remain on the streets until a civilian transitional council's formed on thursday after months of public
protests the army toppled longtime president omar al bashir news was met by celebrations on the streets of sedan but artie's morag as the of explained the mood soon soured on. 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 marl 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 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 will return us to where 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 need is either deposed in exile or dead
norway calls for regime change. the demand for political change from the 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 have 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 would appear was an unforgivable sin the united states considers africa its own and doesn't want anyone else on its tough unfortunately billions upon billions of us taxpayer dollars have not achieved desired 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 view 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 invited to date at the top of the hour.
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a downside to artificially low mortgage rates don't get carried away that's guys report. are. there. well welcome to worlds apart when this. group its proponents claim that it's going to be a panacea to almost all the world's ills lifting millions out of poverty peace through trade and yet as an old saying goes the only free cheese the mouse trap doesn't trade congress similar complications to discuss that i'm now joined by a former prime minister of finland. prime minister it's good to talk to you thank
you very much the person we are recording this conversation on the sidelines of the harassers four on which this year is that it catered to discussing a morally decent form of globalization that formulation in and of itself suggest that there is something off with the current system what is it it's a factor. in seeing star using you know. the world and globalization trend but. transformation or. maybe even the more fundamental things but they go hand in hand they. require stick watches and. now when globalization is discussed it's usually discussed in economic terms of efficiency a labor costs production cheats etc and there is a legitimate benchmarks for business but. not for government because the government
has to consider a much broader impact what happens to society is one factor is more about what happens to the public health sector whether there is an opioid crisis do you think industrial democracies have managed globalisation in their pro-social rather than corporate ways they have not understood that the rules of the game have to be changed and we are still. living with historical legacy so if industrialization because if you look at the social security systems education systems most of the most a legal frameworks in the investment world all of them are designed for industrial face of watching and now we are moving ahead and i think the problem is that our concepts are lacking behind what you're saying is that the government didn't do enough to create new jobs to compensate the schools to make sure that people are
not taking drugs rather than you know taking measures to make sure that industrial capacity is kept where those goods are consumed. typically explanation is that market economy and liberal democracies have failed to solve problems that they created i think it's only half true and the problem is that they still believe that the methods they used after the second world war which were very successful that the same methods are still applicable and producing on the applicable i mean no what's a scandalous one for example donald trump and many others say that we want to preserve certain jobs certain factories here even if it means that the price of goods is higher we just want to people employed and that has every pull a factor of the society why is that not a legitimate point of view i think the point is that if you look at the u.s.
the number of people employed in the united states has grown in a massive way all the time and the fact is that the u.s. has been able to take benefit from globalization but the fact is that do not i born in a great deal in finland and if you look at what's going on in certain parts of america today you know i have seen and i've seen that i'm trying to explain to you that there's a political decisions because of technological change c.e.o. also took measures to protect the agrarian secretary and i know you can save the traps you couldn't do that when the.