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with julian the function now in jail for an m.p.'s hold a media conference outside show their support for a man they see as a hero we look at media's shock you turn over the whistleblower and. human rights organizations cry foul after a palestinian activist is denied entry to the u.s. we spoke to omar barghouti about his experience. with the u.s. administration has been mobilized to do israel's bidding and trying to silence the israeli international human rights defenders. and the belgian government center first time for security fails to find evidence of any threat from away despite the
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chinese tech giant been accused of spying by the u.s. and allies. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r.t. h.q. in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. wiki leaks co founder julian assange is now in prison i had a hearing next month on extradition to the u.s. lawmakers have spoken to the media outside the jail they've been scheduled to meet in london's acord or an embassy and to last week's arrest misha southie has the details. i'm outside the prison where chilliness songe is being held in custody it's a category a prison in south east london now today members of the german bundestag and the european parliament were in front of the prison holding a press conference protesting against a songes arrest they believe it sets
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a dangerous precedent worldwide for journalists. journalists he's a whistleblower into needs international protection and not the criminal criminalization we recently he gave. truth he delivered to provide the truth to the public about the war crimes you rock and afghanistan and therefore he should be awarded more criminal if he says that most of the sins of the knights and. his accusers by. he can be in prison for all their life and it's not fair because the only than the cases that corruption cases the right information to society and to people in the wall now the spanish m.e.p.a. and a memorandum of the times talking to a lawyer or she received an official invitation from the ecuadorian embassy to
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visit a songe on monday however this was of course not possible over the weekends we had there were many supporters headed right outside belmarsh prison carrying banners with the phrase don't shoot the messenger and since julian the sanchez arrest we've seen an outcry from an international audience regarding the potential extradition to the united states if anything though this is made people more aware about the revelations of wiki leaks and about questioning people and political power but the people i spoke to earlier the chairman and p.s. and the spanish i mean well they believe some kind of this information campaign is starting against a songe and they're very concerned about the. tensional extradition haring to be held on may the second. meanwhile songe isn't getting much support in the media once hailed as a hero outlets now appear largely to have turned on him painting him as a villain right garcia looks at what's behind his fall from grace. you want to see
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just how radically the media you turned on a songe from champion of the press to a leper an outcast all you need to do is watch saturday night live it's comedy but boy does it hit home. thanks to wiki leaks you can see how corrupt governments operate in the shadows and then lie to those who elect them thanks to facebook you can finally figure out which sex and the city character you are i've attempted u.s. military. because i'm an actor james bond supervillain and i'm one step away from destroying the god. because reality is entirely less funny what i songes faced a tidal wave of smear really ugly stuff a little over a decade ago the us military declared war on wiki leaks drop a plan which was actually need a plan to discredit it and terrorize whistleblowers and it looks like they're
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winning. wiki leaks uses trust as a center of gravity by showing insiders leakers and whistleblowers who pass information to wiki leaks personnel or who post information to the website that they will remain anonymous the identification exposure terminations employment criminal prosecution legal action against current or former insider is leakers or whistleblowers could potentially damage or destroy the center of gravity and deter others from considering similar actions from using the wiki leaks website back then at the turn of the decade as sanj was a hero of the pundits cheered his leaks exposing bush era war crimes exposing the elites corporations politicians how they loved him for it is outstanding journalism their words he was given on or off the on or including the economist's
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new media award back then we can mix was news wiki leaks is an online news organization that specializes in publishing documents alleging government and corporate misconduct we invited judy in a song editor in chief of wiki leaks in pity. how times have changed what was news in two thousand and ten is enemy propaganda now journalistic hero or enemy agent asks the same economist neither reads the subtitle just a useful idiot who the economist awarded for his stellar journalism or take time magazine who gave their front cover to a songe in two thousand and ten now they run virtual hit pieces quoting and headlining anyone that doesn't like a songe it seems be it hillary clinton or a judge that met him once and labeled him
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a narcissist gets much dirtier uglier out. outlets that have historically supported and cheered america's wars such as the atlantic put out the seas pact hate mails or the equivalent of musingly enough the hack behind this story first calls out assad just permissibility with facts and almost immediately after says this artist tagline his question more and indeed one might inquire how it came to pass that the spin off of a kremlin propaganda organ and now registered foreign agent in the united states first arrived on the scene i stand ready to answer your inquiry unlike other networks and publications who all learned at the same time that assigns might be leaving the embassy we could leaks told everyone unlike them we took it seriously we went and documented what happened this is called journalism
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journalism like what i songe did when he exposed various war crimes he's a publisher buz he's a journalist he. and the material that he leaked we know from the pedestrian mails from the logs is real and credible and was published by mainstream organizations once it was released by wiki leaks that very news organizations that over many decades over several decades of which the documents that wiki leaks provided are almost instantaneously once those documents route turned on assigned him so ray prodding from the national security state so of course there was an effort to discredit wiki leaks and to carry out of very sustained and unfortunately quite effective. character assassination of the shah assigned to
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isolate him and demonize him in the eyes of. at the end of the day come on we all know you exist movement these people against their former hero. maybe you're kind of picking up where julian assange was before he went bad because we used to like you know we used to really be doing a good service and then something happened i guess his hatred for hillary clinton maybe is would turn him basically into someone who was a russian. aid really yes yes of course as he did hillary never did anything wrong she was perfect wasn't she. and speaking of hillary clinton she says a songe should answer for what he's done however newly released f.b.i. documents obtained by the conservative activist group judicial watch suggest she and her team also have things to answer for the watchdog cites over four hundred pages of f.b.i. documents revealing evidence of an operation to wipe compromising e-mails sent by
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clinton it also says the u.s. intelligence community had concerns or classified information in some of the messages it was done of has been taking a closer look. e-mails the reason why you freddy krueger is dressed up as an i.t. guy in hillary clinton's nightmares the f.b.i. found almost fifteen thousand and released e-mails in two year long investigation of her private server the head of the f.b.i. called you out for careless handling of classified documents said she believed the c.v. for confidential in some documents actually stood for the order of paragraphs some three years on when everyone thought it was all over and gone new f.b.i. documents revealing more juicy details like what happened to our half of the e-mails that were raised clean by the clinton team we're not talking just a few dozen or hundred or even they found e-mails here we're talking some
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thousand all private according to clinton she did provide. a detailed and meticulous explanation of how she picked which emails to delete how and who exactly wiped her server that potentially stored top state secrets except clinton did none of that instead she felt like joking about it to do with the surface like with a cloth or something there oh well no. i don't know how it works digitally at all. it's because you know wipe has two meanings delete or cleaning of the wine stain from last week and it's funny because it's called ever but ok now that you're all done laughing hundreds of newly revealed f.b.i. documents shed light on how that server was wiped a company called plot river networks did all the dirty works and these conversations between two of its employees leave no questions as to why they think
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they did it it's all part of the hill recover our poor peroration i'll have to tell you about it of the party. thanks for the heads up but even with only half of the emails available the new have been a paper has revealed that from the get go keep people had no doubt the server compromised classified material. i have personally reviewed hundreds of documents in the h. r. c. collection i can now say without reservation that there are literally hundreds of classified emails in this collection maybe more when this collection is released in its entirety the potential damage to the foreign relations of the united states could be significant one of the review was of the clinton's then intelligence community inspector general charles mccullough fest the fight in the senate that documents beyond top secret was stored on the north the right server is what
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happened next there was personal blowback to me to my family to my office i was told by members of congress be careful you're losing your credibility are people at the get to there was an effort on the certainly on the part of the campaign to mislead people in the sense that there was nothing to see here. the clinton campaign released a statement in two thousand and fifteen claiming that none of the e-mails had been classified at the time and were only assigned levels of secrecy as a result of the investigation yet the f.b.i. knew everything from the panic signs setting in over the secrecy of the information handled by this to the clean up crew admitting a cover up but eventually james komi sided with clinton although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case although the department of justice makes final decisions on matters like
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this we are expressing to justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case will this is been the problem all along i mean we had james komi who was practically a criminal accomplice in helping hillary evade prosecution or conviction or even charges for what she did and this is this is not even a minute factor this is the main factors that the f.b.i. is no longer an objective and i guess you could say ethical law enforcement agency . a problem that palestinian activist has been prevented from flying to the u.s. from israel despite having a valid visa omar barghouti is the co-founder of a movement to boycott israel and what it considers the jewish state's oppression of palestine we spoke to him to hear his story. i was. prevented from boarding a flight. airport because under instructions from the u.s. consulate u.s.
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immigration have banned me from entering the u.s. despite having a valid visa and valid travel documents we see this out sourcing it's my car to democratic repression against the b.d.s. movement for human rights in palestine to the united states the us administration has been mobilized now to do israel's bidding and trying to silence palestinian israeli and international human rights defenders who are active in this extremely important and very effective nonviolent b.d.s. movement human rights groups have expressed outrage at washington's decision calling it the politicization of borders so far american authorities have refused to comment insisting all information relating to the case is confidential now barghouti was traveling to the u.s. to take part in a speaking tour at several prominent universities including panel discussions with policymakers and journalists barghouti co-founded the boycott divestment and sanctions movement now known as b.d.s.
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in two thousand and five and call them the international community to stop supporting israel and its companies and also seeks to return west bank territory to palestinians in turn israeli cues is the movement being anti-semitic tendai current director of the jerusalem center for public affairs says the decision to deny barghouti entry was not arbitrary think that is the that's the argument that we're hearing all over the place is that this is what they call the shutting of mouse in the and the closing of free and the prohibition of free speech but this is not the issue of omar barghouti omar barghouti from the united states point of view as a foreign agent with terror links to the islamic jihad p f l p hamas and other designated terrorist as asians by the united states and europe so they don't like to have those types of terror linked individuals coming into the united states. today over half of all u.s. states have introduced laws penalizing boycott against israel earlier this year the senate passed
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a bill allowing states to terminate contracts with the entities or support the movement m r again says this legislation comes from fear of going popularity. the u.s. supreme court to ruled that boycotts for political social and economic change are considered free speech protected by the first amendment of the us constitution so all those twenty seven states are following israel's orders basically but they're violating the their own the us constitution we will challenge that we are challenging that in u.s. courts a.c.l.u. is challenging at least three states on their antidemocratic us laws and we think we will prevail in the struggle israel is trying to suppress b.d.'s from above by passing laws because it has miserably failed to stop the immense growth of the movement at the grassroots level among the trade unions churches women's groups energy beauty groups and so on and so forth amid claims by the us that the chinese
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telecom giant weiwei is spying toll for beijing a european cyber security body has come to the company's defenses all the details after the break. seems wrong. just don't. get to shape
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out. and in. the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back the chinese tech giant wall way has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months amid claims its products help spy on countries for beijing but now the belgian center for cyber security says it's found no evidence the company's technologist pose any sort of threat peter all over has the details. the belgium center for cyber security the c c b of completed well the main part of
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their investigation into chinese telecommunications giant who are way they say that they pose no threat to the security in belgium to cyber security in belgium they say they will continue monitoring the situation however this whole investigation was started amid allegations that hu while way products could be used for spying to date we do not have sufficient evidence to establish a new threat coming from quote a final report on the issue will not be produced as yet because this edition is still going more neutered. prime minister sharon's michel hasn't made any statement as of yet he had said he would hold back comment until he'd heard from the c c b that comments seemingly at the bottom of his to do pile right now but the one group that have been very vocal against her away and continue to be very vocal is the united states now allegations coming from the u.s.
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leveled at the chinese telecommunications giant include that they are spying on governments for beijing that they're stealing intellectual property that they used in money laundering and in bank wire fraud as it stands across the e.u. there's no unifying attitude towards who are way products here in germany there was draft legislation put forward that would make. a increased standards on telecommunication companies operating within germany and as it stands that could push away out of the market that prompted applause from the united states saying we need more like this police it's hard to see how chinese technology would meet that standard at this point we're looking for governments to adopt security standards like we're seeing in germany however the standards laid out in the draft proposal by the german government aren't that difficult for who are way to live up to and
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then of course there was also the incident that followed the u.s. telling germany that they shouldn't use a product or that prompted i'm going to merkel the german chancellor to say you don't tell us whose products we should be using for our own security methods what we're hearing though from the chinese side from who are way themselves is they deny all of the allegations and charges that are being brought against the. british and this is. just. the. yes. so. this is going to continue for some time yet though the big question that's being asked is all these concerns that are being raised by the united states
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a genuine concern for the security of the european allies or is it more along the lines of they want to cut the chinese telecommunications giant out of the market and convince the european partners that for security services they should buy u.s. products political analysts just of chuang things the findings by the cyber security center could mean doesn't now follow the u.s. ban on. the three d. held in the. country who don't need the american boy court of law wait at the moment he brought the union and it's. done and to arrive at an agreement then on the even. allowing the european union we will act
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as though nothing no the united very government will continue. despite the fact that no american agreement. who told the president they took the war is very unlikely. twenty twenty u.s. presidential hopeful bernie sanders has lashed out at a think tank belonging to his own party has accused the center of american progress of stirring up infighting and damaging the democrats' hopes of taking back the white house. other democratic candidates are running campaigns based on principles and ideas and nursing gaging in mudslinging or personal attacks on each other meanwhile the center for american progress is using its resources to smear the senate's a book or senator warren and myself among others this is hardly the way to build unity or to win the general election the center for american progress promote none left candidate within the democrats in two thousand and sixteen and through its
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weight behind hillary clinton presidential hopeful are involved from the libertarian party think the center is a stop sprint through and through in all parties you're going to see something tanks there are basically designed to promote the establishment values center for american progress certainly does that they're very cautious about pushing the agendas that are going to be frightening to powerful lobbyist to moneyed interests because that damages their own funding and they're going to keep on trying to do everything they can to push the establishment interest and so it's not necessarily about hillary clinton specifically but rather promoting establishment candidates generally now it's not the first time sanders has complained about the way the democratic party nominates its presidential candidate his criticisms of so-called superdelegates led to reforms last year although as came up often explains they're likely to have much impact. it's campaign season once again in the united states
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and with trump as the presumptive nominee for reelection on the republican ticket it's the democratic primary that is the focus so far there are eighteen different candidates running for president as a democrat and at this point it's expected that the number may increase. as i'm running for president and i'm running to serve you as the next president of the united states of america i am a candidate i announce my candidacy i now it's my canada same i'm running for president i'm filing an exploratory committee for a city i stayed. last time the democratic primary was a bit of a circus with bernie sanders supporters declaring that the process was rigged against them then we threaten bernie sanders supporters clashing in nevada angry bernie sanders supporters fighting over delegates in nevada tonight coming to represent a nasty shaking up the democratic party now not every vote counts the same when it
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comes to nominating the democratic party's candidate the infamous super delegates appointed by party bigwigs have the ability to overturn the popular vote over four hundred of these superdelegates in their k. did their support for secretary clinton before everyone else was in the race but now the democratic party has changed the rules to make everything fair well sort of we passed major reforms that will not only put our next presidential nominee in the strongest position possible but will help us elect democrats up and down the ballot across the country these reforms will help grow our policy unites democrats and restore voters trust by making our twenty twenty nominating process the most inclusive and transparent in our history now this time around the superdelegates won't get to vote at the convention unless there is no clear majority in the first ballot however at this point with eighteen different candidates in the race none of which are polling about. thirty two percent it's
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pretty likely that will happen and that might actually be part of the plan for twenty twenty democrats jampacked field is already on track to surpass the republican seventeen way rumble of twenty sixteen and lacks an obvious front runner at the dizzying pace small and large dollar donors are bankrolling their favorite hopefuls many democrats could have the financial wherewithal and even pressure from their backers to campaign deep into the primary calendar dramatically increasing the odds no candidate will capture a majority by the convention if the superdelegates do end up voting it's not clear who they would support however it's pretty clear who they would not support at this point bernie sanders is favored in leading in many polls among rank and file democrats however he's pretty hated by the party elite a socialist candidate is more dangerous to this company country as far as the strength and well being of our country the donald trump i would vote for donald trump a despicable human being twenty sixteen was not the first time that things got messy
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at the democratic national convention back in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight when the democratic party selected a candidate who supported the vietnam war things got ugly outside the convention on the streets of chicago. so what the democratic party still stinging from tribes upset victory and with a lot of internal strife and divisions it's starting to look like primary season might become a little bit chaotic for the oldest party in america the changes that we're seeing in the democratic primary are basically joke changes it this is purely an empty p.r. move in two thousand and sixteen the democratic party had to resort to pretty extreme maneuvers take hand the election to the establishment candidate but note the way that they did that was not just about superdelegates they also gave for example clinton the debate questions beforehand the democratic party will be able to do this just as long as democratic voters let them get away with it. that's our global
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