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i. keep aging activists stage a huge protest in hong kong on new year's day after a night by clashes with wright police. u.s. forces reportedly used tear gas to disperse protesters outside the american embassy in baghdad the day after a crowd tried to storm towards washington send more troops to iraq and response to tuesday's attack on the compound. and ukrainian former riot police released from jail in the recent prisoner swap deal details that contradicts the official version of the 24 team i've done shootings in kiev where more than 50 people lost their
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lives as he speaks to one of the offices. with the evidence shows that the police acted lawfully there was no order to open fire on citizens a terrorist act against the police did take place and illegitimate seizure of power occurred the government offices were taken over. very good evening happy new year of course and welcome to athens and ash. after a night marred by clashes a major beijing rally is underway in hong kong this new year's day and there have already been signs of more arrests with wrought police firing tear gas at petrol bomb hurling demonstrators.
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particular aspect of the young best violence and brutality when perpetrated by the hong kong protests this is gone largely without comment from the west 40 saskia taylor asks why. hong kong has gone from being the economic power of the orient to the face of the fight for democracy and boy does that fight file. an amendment to a preexisting law that would allow the extradition of criminal suspects from hong kong to mainland china has brought the financial haven to its knees as a protest accent into the 7th month violence on both sides has escalated but all
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the wild over politicians and john continue to hail the peaceful aspirations of those fighting to rest themselves from beijing all the while coming down hard on those aggressive dust spots in china you have a chinese government that's getting increasingly aggressive increasingly repressive it's discussing what they're doing in hong kong they're taking away basic rights trying to stream trampling the most basic human rights of its own citizens beijing is increased its interventions in hong kong and engaged in actions to curtail the rights. and liberties. of its people but it seems so many incidents have managed to escape the scrutiny of western media oh my god i am. i think. that.
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scenes like that combined with the discovery of 10000 petrol bombs packed with high explosives and shrapnel make it harder to see is peaceful what appears to be a slippery slope into the territory of terrorists methods you can all fight for freedom of speech by silencing people who disagree with you. you cannot fight for democracy by terrorizing the public to force others to support you. you cannot condemn brutality by brutalizing people who hold different views to yours deval and actually are one step closer to the actual terrorism china is treading carefully refusing to send in troops to shut down the protests and local elections were held in which pro democracy candidates won in a landslide hong kong authorities conceded defeat the extradition built has been withdrawn but still the barricades on signing the flames according to china
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washington. china urges the us to correct its mistakes and stop interfering in our internal affairs we will take further steps if necessary to uphold hong kong stability and prosperity as well as china's sovereignty some have chalked down beijing's words to paranoia but let's take a look joshua was widely billed as the face of the protest movement was snapped speaking to an official at the u.s. consulate oh when i forgot to mention he's not big on compromise so there's no and again that's the internet to war at home people are willing to engage it there's also an organization funded by the u.s. congress which has been distributing money to groups it claims are preserving democratic rights then of course as the in century legislation washington's passed the human rights and democracy act includes amnesty for those arrested at protests
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and will monitor hong kong to ensure that in the eyes of the u.s. of course an appropriate level of autonomy from mainland china is up to these 2 bills an obvious intervention of hong kong some turn north further than necessary and without grounds it will also harm the relationship in the interests between hong kong and the u.s. all of this on top of the protest as mass waving of the star-spangled banner have sparked concern that the u.s. might be lending more than just a supportive hand leading many to ask the. if the protest is according to self-determination is appealing to a foreign power to shape the future the best way to go about it especially when that foreign power might want to contain a rising star they're reaching. for and using methods that have created challenges for the united states and for the world and we collectively all of us need to confront these challenges from the p.r.c. head on and on each of the many facets the fallout of all this has
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a little impact on washington of course it's the average hong kong who find his pocket that little bit lighter on his home but little less popular the violence in hong kong has spooked foreign investors shoppers appetite has also soured in the wake of all the violence with the retail sales in freefall and hong kong facing its 1st recession in a decade bombed apparently being caught in the middle of take ass and rubber bullets isn't topping any tourists the wish list because hong kong saw it's no worse number of visitors since 2003 the major. is really the truth and. because. nobody is coming to. my 50 or more. we. drop
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by 50 per se as far as as fare rises and as prosperity fades it seems this fight for freedom is costing hong kong more dearly than many could have imagined. u.s. forces have reportedly fired tear gas at protesters in the iraqi capital who gathered outside the u.s. embassy there for a 2nd day reports a protester tried to set a building in the compound on fire yes the crowd tried to storm the embassy and also torched parts in the stages of calling for the full withdrawal of american forces from the country. and the u.s. says that it will deploy $750.00 troops to iraq in response to the threat posed to its embassy president donald trump has accused iran of orchestrating the attack and vowed that it will pay big price to run for its part says it doesn't want war votes
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won't hesitate to strike back if threatened $100.00 marines have already been redeployed from kuwait to reinforce the embassy a show of strength u.s. army helicopters flew over the compound firing flares as a warning to protesters embassy and rescue teams after american bombing raids in iraq and syria at the weekend 24 people were killed in those. as the story. iraq is in flames the u.s. embassy in baghdad has been seized by crowds of people chanting death to america i . i i i was i. i. i. i i i was. i. am i think that iraq has plenty of reason to be outraged with the united
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states you might recall that whole invading destroying and killing thousands of people in the country thing however truck doesn't see it that way this is his assessment of it that iran killed an american contract in many we strongly respond and always will and iran is on. in the attack on the u.s. embassy in iraq they will be held fully responsible in addition we expect iraq to use forces to protect embassy and so north to fight it's all about iran one of the things we want to emphasize is that this was a defensive action that was designed to protect american forces and american citizens in iraq we're also working on the mission of restoring deterrence against in rimi an aggression the united states recently conducted airstrikes against iranian backed militias in iraq and syria this comes after washington blamed iran for the recent rocket attack that killed an american contractor american officials say the airstrikes are completely justified but iraq disagrees with what happened
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yesterday was clear aggression it was not right and we tried to stop it but the u.s. insisted and very unfortunately this thing happened to him i said this was a very dangerous matter and asked to discuss it in a face to face with the responsible parties not only by phone he said that the decision has been made and i am informing you of this iran also disagrees wonderful rudeness of the u.s. officials is to such an extent that after the massacre of 25 people and weeding a large number of iraqis and violating iraqi territorial integrity and national sovereignty it is now in a flagrant brain grame attributing the iraqis protest islamic public of iran the united states has long been working to crush iranian influence in the region this is been a long time talking point of the us foreign policy hawks iran is the major destabilizing in influence in the middle east and we aim to fix that one of the greatest security
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threats facing peace loving nations today. is the repressive regime in iran right. but why is iranian influence on the rise in the middle east let's not forget that the. i did stays long propped up the ron's greatest enemy saddam hussein and even provided him with chemical weapons however the usa invaded iraq in 2003 and toppled the iraqi government since that time iran has stepped up its support for different factions in the country to stabilize the. iranian influence in iraq is massive especially among the shia majority of the population now this isn't because of some sinister plot from the ayatollah critics note that washington's actions simply left a power vacuum. to spoken to the group targeted by the u.s. could type hezbollah is what a spokesperson had to say. the americans striking at this particular force in
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iraq want to present their actions as a fight against iranian influence but that is not after being attacked by the gangs of eisel it was the iraqi people who were the rebuff and resistance not the iranians. concluded strategic framework agreement between the usa and iraq does not allow the americans to create military bases in iraq but this agreement is not being implemented today the americans are occupying iraq in military bases against the backdrop of protests in iraq the united states is trying to intervene in this process and establish its leadership which will lead to complete anarky of the country the show and the american presence in iraq will be supposedly justified traditionally the u.s. uses made a pretext to attack and let it out in this case the attacks on american bases are just a cover for defeating the militia. ukrainian former
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riot police charged with being part of the group of officers who shot civilians in the my down protests in kiev and 2014 spoke to journalists for the 1st time officers were exchanged on sunday in the prisoner swap between kiev and the self-proclaimed and lugansk republics more than 50 protesters lost their lives in shootings blamed by ukraine on the riot police but the released officers say that they have evidence disproving that giving further way to claims the attacks were in fact carried out by pro snipers. because. the evidence shows that the police acted lawfully there was no order to open fire on the citizens a terrorist act against the police did take place illegitimate seizure of power occurred the government offices were taken over we are determined to prove to the ukrainian people that the ukrainian police work to protect them. but we were built to move the ukrainian security service office. the offices even came to
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a pretrial detention facility pretending to be lawyers mask security officers beat us in a cell i needed heart surgery i read this in a court but they forced me to plead guilty in order to receive treatment it would be that we were tortured for the 1st 2 weeks we were almost killed they did not try to get any information from us as they knew we didn't have any they just wanted to pin the blame for the crimes that were committed on us. to lead small from our review of the year that was if there's a chance he missed any of 29 teams big moments we've got a couple. seemed wrong. just all. to shape out
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of this day. and indeed from. the trail. when something find themselves worlds apart. just in the common ground. guys report the 1st episode of. going to really special guest dr michael hudson you know back in the seventy's 970 s. there is a movie called death wish with charles bronson remember that remember that we could do a remake you are the star you play the charles bronson as called. vigilante banker economy that goes around new york the way. we think. ok.
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welcome back now with 2009 finally done and dusted let's take a look back at more of the events that defined the year. of tricks the highlights we have it don't believe the hype and miracles happen no idea what that is so don't believe. i do believe that yes i do trust now there's a lot of hype about a lot of things in 2019 cluing about the power of social media to influence people now i hadn't heard about this particular social media to talk prior to this story but it's very popular out easily be trying to look at the rise of this fairly new application massively popular although not liked by everybody.
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oh no not a good name. i'll be honest with you up until last week i had no idea this thing even exist it take tock tick tock for me simply the sound i associate with the clock well if you feel the same i'll have to tell you either you're getting old like me or it's just that your online habits need an urgent update take talk a platform to share short videos is now the most downloaded app the king of all apps and twitter and co you've been dethroned just so you know ever heard the song.
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if it wasn't for his app store majesty the song wouldn't have become a hit you can hear on the radio anywhere in the world but here's something that may surprise old school folks like me even more the king belongs to an asian dynasty tick tock is that chinese app. so that's why the top democrat senator in his late sixty's is more up to speed than me 110000000 americans who have information with and the chinese government could be grabbing every one of them guess what the u.s. government is already up to reports say they've launched a national security probe into tick talk and the worries are the chinese government could spy through take talk influence through take talk and censor what's on tape talk good god how come the rest of the world hasn't given up american born facebook speaking of the man who introduced the blue f to us all it's only natural he is
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keen to have a go at his competitors or services like what's up are used by protesters and activists everywhere due to strong encryption privacy protections to talk the chinese up quickly around the world mentions of these same protests. censored now just let me show you what the people will be hiding tick-tock have to say about all that our data centers are located entirely outside of china and none of our data is subject to chinese law we're not influenced by any foreign government including the chinese government to talk does not operate in china nor do we have any intention of doing so in the future oh someone here is either being really does honest or outright paranoid or a bit of both it's time to stick in. us china trade wars i'll tell you what this year has shown these has still it could easily spill over into modern tech slash
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online territory remember how america once went after i phone killer want to be while way. want to be still the right word washington even saw jail time for one of wall ways top executives and held google to the wall over android updates anyway for now clocks in teen minds and quite a few older ones even in america will be picking the chinese take talk way mr schumer do you have the guts to keep up with the times and join the royle after party. so now you know. ok let's fit in another extraordinary story from the past year we have labeled it miracles happen so let's find out more now this is a russian passenger plane that crash landed in a cornfield just outside of moscow in orbit in particular i'm talking about field
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of dreams and you may remember that picture the aircraft got into trouble when it hit a flock of birds shortly after taking off a miraculously every single person on board survived. and i mean a. loaded. gun issue still sell if.
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there was enough money from the board even though the engine was enough the pilot did a great job the end of the plane really can't. tell us please how do you feel now did you hurt to let. you know it's better than if i was there lying on the field so everything is rather good the landing was good the file is did a great job landed the plane on its belly everything is fine. up to me to call the engines became unstable 1st lift one and then the right one usually simulate the situations when one or 2 and yourself despite what i want to know it's the plane was going down realised that we didn't have much time just wanted 2 minutes to make a decision. 2019
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was the year of in terms of news extraordinary variety both good and bad and dull but the way to see ruptly was able to collect some incredible moments. it doesn't really feel like we're being impeached. thing with. the top
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stories just a pathetic. on this edition of crossfire questions so joe was for you with the viewers we received quite a few questions here we do our best to answer some of them. a lot of areas in the economy where china has caught up or surpassed us you know the mobile payments market 50 times the size of the u.s. or over here still writing checks our banking system is not innovated. kind of recently was going up the last couple years and go wow we don't even have a company that can make 5 g. equipment it's been a win win for china and it's been a lose lose for the u.s. . thousands of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military and
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the decision. every song came to a complete. the day that i was writing. you know told to shut up kill me and i see how it destroyed my life any screamed at me and he made me come in and he grabbed my arm and he write me this bird thinking if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the u.s. military is a very very traumatizing have happened but i've never seen trauma like i've seen women who are veterans who suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished and the offender and almost 10 year career which i was very invested in and i gave a sex offender who was not even put to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of our and violent male sexual predators for the large part of target whoever is there whether that's men or women.
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just. under the. gun on. the ratings of the sale you take. the end is here hawk watchers. of the year i mean it's the end of the year and as we sit down with family and friends for
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our annual season of holidays and good cheer waiting to ring in the new year it is important to take a moment or 2 take a moment or 2 and look back at what was the year that came before this day what took place around the world in our nation in our lives during those 300 some odd days that brought us to this very moment well today on the show we will do just that we will take some time to examine just a sampling from some of the biggest stories we covered all year long i mean we've got protesters aplenty from france hong kong to haiti all with the fires of change in their hearts some more celebrated some were shamed and some were tragically ignored by the world on a world scale and speaking of protesters you couldn't find a bigger cause than those carrying the banner of the extinction rebellion those brave souls who shut down streets glued themselves the capitol hill hallways and starved just to shake people in the recognizing the grim meat hook reality that is
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our climate change future and who could talk about the big news of 200-1009 not talk about the apprehension the controversial demise of billionaire pedophile and sex trafficker jeffrey epstein the political elites man with the little black book the man who owned the nile and built on sin with a trail of friends and accomplices that includes 2 presidents and a prince 2019 also brought us real time looks at how the united states flexes its foreign policy in latin america through manipulated headlines jack ryan t.v. shows and brilliantly covert regime change operations that are no longer curve or covert and not really brilliant. it's all that and a whole lot more as we take a few moments to reflect on the year that was watching the hawks in 2019. with. the. like you
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know that i got. this. welcome everybody to watching the. i robot turn today we will look back on the year that was we will start that look back with the extinction rebellion in our interview with giovanni to marcus a young man with such dedication to save our future that he led not one but 2 hunger strikes this year with the 2nd including hundreds upon hundreds of people in $27.00 countries spending 6 continents all to protest our elected officials and government leaders lack of true political action or even actual leadership on combating climate change that my friends is a newsworthy event and that is why it was such a pleasure.


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