u.s. republicans asked why intelligence agencies dropped the rule that whistleblowers must possess 1st. ukraine revelations. another headline world leaders gather in paris for the funeral of former president jacques chirac who died last week aged 86 the. university of edinburgh comes under fire fighters think a so-called anti racism conference and white attendance from asking questions.
q what's your. ex for joining us in the program donald trump is demanding to meet the anonymous official who blew the whistle on phone calls with the president of ukraine the scandal surrounding the conversations led to the launch of an impeachment inquiry last week over a possible collusion with a foreign power u.s. president claims that whistleblowers account of what was said was totally inaccurate. i mean while republicans of pointing out that the u.s. intelligence community quietly changed the official whistleblower complaint form around the time the ukraine cool scandal broke of the old russian required a whistleblower to have fast hand knowledge a new form no made another option available meaning relayed information would be considered as well and the timing of the change is noteworthy the latest version of the document says it was revised in august that's the same month in which the scandal triggering complaint was filed an apparent coincidence has led to questions
being asked. it's not clear to me when the people who are behind all this realized all my goodness this is not going to play well this will not go through the inspector general process because it's all hearsay is so i can hear from ation it's funny to me at least here on the u.s. that the news outlets just immediately identified this person as a whistleblower but if you are a whistleblower blowing the whistle on waste fraud abuse and illegality in the intelligence services you're not a whistleblower you're a leaker and so i think that's really where the transformation is. a lot is more guys they have looks that the sudden change of standards and it's possible ramifications. most of us we revere whistleblowers the men and women who put their careers their very lives on the line out of principle it look the
other way they speak up when they see corruption abuse and then justice and you know why we revere them so as we trust them they were witnesses people on the inside they saw with their own eyes a whistleblower in any individual who provides the right information to the right people that's now changed you no longer need to be a witness to be a whistleblower no longer need to have documents or evidence all you need is to have heard someone talk about wrongdoing that's all as a matter if it was false or made up just far litton hey presto you're a whistleblower like the individual who spawned the trump ukraine scandal or the background of this of course is the whistleblower the filing report and state in the 1st sentence i don't know this firsthand you know this list told to me by i
learned this from saying there are multiple shots so we didn't have any and evidence and that means in our legal system your shit it never stands up in court he was told the trump said something questionable by anonymous officials told them wrong it seems at least some of it was already proved false the president pressured mrs lenski with a specific request that the ukrainian leader locate and turn over service used by the democratic national committee and examined by the u.s. cyber security firm crowd strike. i would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and ukraine knows a lot about it i would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with ukraine they say crowd strike the server they say ukraine has. it whatever you can do it's very important that you do it if that's possible the president also praised ukraine's prosecutor general. and suggested that mr lansky might want to
keep him in his position. i heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that's really unfair a lot of people are talking about that the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved they these in gentleman we have front row seats as we watch the noble even all noble title of whistleblower sally my deed bipartisan politics in the accuracy and bias over the intelligence community inspector general's preliminary review identified some indicia of an arguable political bias on the part of the complete in favor of a rival political candidate such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern appears credible what do they do. you know american chargen we say did it change the goalposts they changed the rules how
could these people possibly see that we get away with this whistleblowers now essentially a 5050 anonymous source you get on c.n.n. for example fun to listen to but as practice shows as taken with a dose of salt source tells n.b.c. news law enforcement and democratic sources telling c.n.n. on it in a fired sources anonymous sources according to anonymous washington post source you're basing all these allegations off of one or maybe 2 sources which c.n.n. isis not receiving reports it's washington post new york times wall street journal c.n.n. a.b.c. elihu resources all because they're hiding behind us and a commonality we're seeing how do you tell me that you're not going to attack sources these whistleblower a poor it was but now for the democrats finally a chance to bring down trump. but now that it's showing cracks liberals are sprinting the plus the mover this whistleblower they claim can should and
will be trusted you know why because he's one of them. if we think of the whistleblower as a reporter the whistleblower talked to a lot of people who had firsthand knowledge or post stranger to this reporters a free free to be as politically biased as they want twist news to their political agenda and then call it truth all of us who have been involved in national security and have reported are on waste fraud abuse and illegality have been whistleblowers but because this whistleblower in particular fits the mainstream media's narrative of donald trump committing crimes he was automatically called the whistleblower he was automatically assumed to have the national interest at heart and i'm not not really sure that that's the case the think it will but
crucified snowden manning for exposing global surveillance on all of us and war crimes that we'd never have known about but here you have a biased complaint riddled with an accuracy s. submitted by an individual who saw nothing but passed on what he was told the clear political spin to it. these applauded cheered and bruised these injured woman what is the newborn the mob with all blow up guys i think this is effectively making the whistle procedure in america into effectively a snitch snitches charter where we have a situation where someone can just report some gossip and it will be taken at face value as a bona fide whistle blowing i think this is highly dangerous in how whistleblowers are going to be perceived so rather than people coming forward and saying i have an eyewitness account i personally experience this wrongdoing this crime it needs to
be investigated up to and including congressional hearings on both sudden we're going to have rumor and gossip gossip fed into the political process and it's going to poison that political process. dozens of world leaders have arrived in paris for the funeral of jacques chirac the former french president who died last week served as the country's head of state for 12 years. the reports from the french capital. pull a national day of mourning has been declared in france here to remember all the the former president jacques chirac who died last week at the age of 86 the funeral service took place behind me at the church of saul suit piece well world leaders including president putin of russia came to pay their final respects to a man whose political career spanned some 40 years going from being elected as an m.p. in the national assembly all the way to being mare of paris to being prime minister a 2nd time twice to of course being france's president
a presidency he held for 2 terms darting back in 1995 he was considered to be a political comedian so he has stuck to his guns and perhaps is best known internationally for the fact back in 2003 he refused to let part of france participate in the iraq invasion that was led by the u.s. in the u.k. famously of. going to the u.n. security council all queuing why that invasion shouldn't take place let's have a look back now at some of the highlights of his political career. the military operations have just started in iraq friends regresses action taken without the approval of the united nations. houses burning down and we blind to it nature mutilated and overexploited can no longer regenerate and we refuse to admit it or they won't rebuild it barack obama and i go back to god. let them
go these dark hours for of a solo history and they're an insult to our past and now traditions. the funeral took place with a full military onus on some of those who paid their tributes last week when we heard the news egyptian rocket died came here today including president putin of russia he described him as being a man who was wise and far sighted a man who is a great friend to russia we know that the 2 had a fantastic personal relationship in fact chirac when he was at the nato summit in latvia back in 2006 on the sidelines of that summit invited president putin to come and spend his 70 full birthday with him and even he would it president putin one of france's highest honors to foreigners this is the growing classically. so a sense of 2 men who really respected each other in fact president putin once said that she was probably one of the best leaders that he knew of one of the ones that
he most respected we also heard tributes from other world leaders over the last few days including anger merkel he said that he was a great partner when it came to germany and also herself and we heard from president marc cohn who said he was a great frenchman a man who embodied what it really was to be french we were also speaking to some of the crowds of people who came to see. see this funeral to pay their final respects and they told us that jacques chirac was a great leader and that it was important to come and say one final goodbye. the of playful he was a true frenchman there you go what i loved about him after a genuine girl it was structured back for me from friends. and gave me a place he was one of the best presidents that's what i think he did many things for france including many things that people don't know about in the social sphere and things like that other systems are both that was his character that was his
character might all the same not everyone liked him. many in my family were fond of him it's nice to know that. he was we heard during the service a man or head of his time a man who was fiercely proud to be french thousands of people have paid homage and respect as jacques chirac now makes his final journey to his resting place in multiplan us here in paris. the university of edinburgh has found itself in a foreign line after rolling out its red carpet for a so-called and to racism conference has by and white people from asking questions during a q. and a. we will therefore no begin the microphone to by people during the q. an ace no because we don't think people have anything to offer to the discussion but because we want to amplify the voices of people of color if you know white person with a question please share it with a member of the committee always speakers after the panel discussion. they vent was
organized by a group called the resisting whiteness collective organizers say their aim is to raise awareness about the importance of the races that actions in the u.k. the hosts of the event however have created 2 separate rooms called safe spaces for those who could feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable with one of them barring white people from entering at emory university expressed concern over certain aspects before the event including the safe rooms with the university's officials claiming the organizers and started reviewing that particular point however no changes if any were made have been published on the official event page all of this has provoked a strong reaction online. this sort of stupidity by edinburgh university actually fuels racism if the years who came up with this idea lived in the real world they'd know inclusive ety not up a tide is what's needed and the university hosts racist event banning polish people from talking the aim of the event is to end racism presumably by actively being
racist they have come full circle in an effort to become known racists they've become racist talk about overcompensating. london assembly member david curtain believes the event has proven counterproductive. it's blatant racism there's no such thing as reverse racism racism is excluding people because of the color of their skin and this does that whereas before we've had the kind of racism that excludes people in discriminates against people because they're black this blatantly discriminates against people because they're white and this doesn't do any good for anybody whether they're white or black or brown and this kind of thing just simply should not be happening i'm for giving a platform for for any group you know whatever anyone wants to say but that's the whole problem with this event is that they're not allowing
a platform for people who are white on the basis of their color of their skin if someone decided to put on an event called resisting blackness can you imagine the outrage which we would have had from the same kind of people who are putting on this events and they're everyone would be up in arms and from people on the extremes of the political spectrum and all of the liberal if you like elites in the media would be be writing about it condemning it and we wouldn't hear the end of it for days if not weeks so that just goes to show the kind of hypocrisy. seemingly innocent hand gesture has been brought into the race hate symbol find out why after this short break.
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welcome back to the program the ok you hand gesture has been recognized as a hate symbol alongside the swastika america's anti-defamation league and all the signs adoption by white supremacists even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old they regularly create new symbols means and slogans to express their hateful sentiments we believe law enforcement and the public needs to be fully informed about the meaning of these images which can serve as a 1st a warning sign to the presence of haters in the community or school. well the ok symbols white power meeting was initially part of an online prank expose a parody the white supremacists like what they saw and started using that way you
nursed among them the christ church terrorists during a court appearance the a.d.l. says cases like that warrant its inclusion on the list of hate symbols adding that context is always important last year a former white house staffer was accused of making the white power silent but the defenders pointed out she's mexican american and the descendant of holocaust survivors put the issue up for debate. pretty ridiculous to label a thing like oh bull or the ok symbol as a symbol of white supremacy i feel like races do do certain things but i mean at a certain point they do everything or people do mean races have to eat food they have to drink water they have to breathe air so at what point do we label eating food as racist drinking water as received in breathing air is received it's just really can of started his particular point sounds a little some of these things that have been in his ear things were a very long time with or a soused hateful subversive groups the problem is that the symbol has become an
actual code to say hey we are part of this group you are not and you know the minute one of us is like. well it's a far it's far right movement supporting you know again far right ideologies that are very well known in this country to be you know fluorescent but my point is you know is vast again for instance and it was an indian sacred religious symbol 50500 years b.c. and you know. people in germany it's ok to put it on a red flag and now it was a symbol it was an invert the swastika and that became the symbol of nazism and ok the ok sign is nat day all right ok so you can find it right now on your phone via . device i phone you can find it ok so right now when you search for the new moji there is the equivalent to ok ok it is being used ok for
a very long it wasn't a couple years ago where it was some kind of troll thing happening on the internet there it became so on those because the mainstream media picked it up and i think the whole purpose of trolling campaign was to trick the mainstream media into doing it and of course now we hear the a.d.l. is looking for here is not to label every single thing that we do say or or. you know we communicate what they are to specifically doing is trying to inform you know people that there are certain symbols that seem innocuous but that are currently being used to. incite violence and crime and you know fundamentalists political ideas that put this democracy in jeopardy but we're talking about a symbol that started it as something that was not necessarily what it is today the problem is that somewhere along the line that symbol that cited as it trolling can
ban as a bait became an actual you know sign no with a longing for though it. it's not it's really not what somebody told me how do you know it hasn't. is not some kind of a symbol like i see the blood gain uses day i'm sure to have been plenty of actual killings they happen every single day and have been going on for a very loans ounces in 1970 s. when they came out before some reason that's not been seen as a symbol you can have it right now in your phone as an emoji for the ok symbol in smartphones and all of it have come around long after the street gangs have originated so obviously we didn't think about this thing that exists in a certain context in new form of a symbol in general which is labeled as a symbol but now what was saying because you need to let me hold because of the trolling campaign now we want to say is a symbol is ridiculous it is not a symbol it is a n.s.a. thing if people want to use it for whatever they want to use it for ok but to
compare it to nazi flag is absurd ok millions do. you like. versus the ok so i think i was not a hate symbol until it was. an indian. whole can ensure that no it's not the. young russian actor who was released from by. republica has received more good use. sentence for violence at approaches should be softened to a one year suspended sentence with more is the typical. hobbles teen of was put on trial for allegedly attacking a law enforcement official and the reason why this case got so much attention and it had so many people including celebrities talking about this because it was almost evident and pablo was saying that from the very beginning that he didn't even take part in the protests and just happened to be in that area which is by the
way absolutely public where the protesters though were trying to gather now when today 23 year old came out of the hearing room once again he said that he is completely innocent and the fact that his 3 and a half year sentence was changed to a one year long suspended sentence is not enough for the man. we disagree with the court decision will appeal it in any case i didn't commit any crime i didn't commit any wrongdoing that's all the video does appear to show that the man wasn't trying to attack anyone and as i've said really just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time now what's important here was that the court initially wasn't willing to consider this video material then they changed their mind and there you have the result. in somalia u.s.
military base has been attacked by a local islamic extremist group al-shabaab it claims loyalty to al qaeda and is listed as a terror group in the us and the u.k. and european military convoy has also been attacked although so far no one's claimed responsibility somalia has been wracked by civil war for decades now with 2 significant parts of the country can claim itself autonomy u.s. armed forces have been fighting al-shabaab since 2007. africa meanwhile says it killed 10 al shabaab militants following the recent attack on the american base however the journalist an african affairs specialist johnson
believes airstrikes will only worsen the crisis. one thing is clear is that. it's clearly not a force 'd that's going the way they are. jihadists the belong to somalia itself it shows that we would have to start looking beyond bombs beyond guns beyond bullets and something and how if at all there's an opportunity for negotiating with this group because we've shown over. the military communities that they have the ability to go underground. it's going to continue and the united states and the african union on likely to be to dislodge them in the short to medium term. that separate us out of the team and are back in 30 minutes time with the latest global news updates will see them. you know world a big part of the lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig
deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bath 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 hawks. around them to follow and then comes out of the cold war you are the set up one among what i would. a fine after the main tea they tell you not the high i might and i mean. some of the said on months when in front of the i don't sense on. the thought of
one of them with an image a lock of the. fancy it is someone who did the board. hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle from calls for trumps in. pietschmann to the saga known as briggs and political elites appear to be terrified of democracy and the people's will also should we lament the passing of the new liberal order.
cross talking some real news i'm joined by my guest robert bridge he is a r t website writer we also have dimitri he is a political analyst and editor at in his to me internet media project and in london we cross to marcus papadopoulos he is the editor of politics 1st magazine original uncrossed up rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate as usual go to our guest in london marcus i'm glad you're joining us today look i mentioned in my introduction the impeachment proceedings that are starting against trump and talking about briggs that but there's one theme that kind of ties them together and it is my sense they do these political elites across the atlantic and in the u.k. they really want the status quo to be maintained they don't want to lose power and they are terrified terrified of the people's will they want to undo
a referendum in the u.k. and they want to oust a legitimately elected president of the united states by extremely dubious means as we speak marcus your thoughts. well 1st of all we must be clear that the american and british establishment comprised of conservatives and liberals and they are as the coasts if as each other and they are as dangerous to international peace and stability as each other and it is abundantly clear that the liberal elements in america and the liberal elements in britain that is refusing to accept the wheel of the people in america that we have a democratically elected president mr trump want to see fares and 16 presidential election fairly and squarely yet the liberal elements in the american establishment is doing everything within its powers to try and bring him down if we crossover