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santa most him. the. award winning journalist glenn greenwald is charged with cyber crimes in brazil over his reporting on a high profile corruption. case so strong condemnation worldwide. also ahead on the program. call for a probe into allegations the saudi prince was involved in hocking the phone of billionaire. owns the washington post where journalists work before he was killed by. a psychologist who designed cia torture techniques in the wake of 911 just the actions during a pretrial testimony. i believe there was
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a genuine threat of an imminent attack i get super today and do it again. live from moscow this is r.t. international my name's you know neil 30 minutes of news and views start. prosecutors in brazil have charged her prize winning journalist glenn greenwald with cyber crimes authorities say he coordinated the sucking of top officials phones to get information on a high profile corruption case last year the intercept news site in brazil co-founded by greenwald was behind the release of conversations between top figures in the probe picking up the story this hour on quarter. brazil's president has never been a big fan of journalists if you don't go there was a look at you the money we've got the secular go off i fell for that but the money
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it will provide still a difficult but that's what they're doing with them and you know and i want them to i usually have a right to do everything in order to deliver a bit of both of us on palm thank you i thought you'd normally keep but asked if i wasn't going on this so it's no surprise freedom of the press is once again under attack in the country american journalist glenn greenwald is facing cybercrime charges for leaking text messages of government officials glenn greenwald in the free conscious involuntary way directly assisted encourage and guided to criminal group of hackers during a criminal practice acting as a guarantor of set group and also narrow is more than a little defensive he should not be here he says still in brazil where is he he was denounced by the justice system don't you believe in the system at the same time the president's son who is also an m.p. cannot contain his glee. glenn greenwald always said he loved brazil and wanted to
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get to move the country in depth maybe he will even get to know the inside of a jail the charges come after greenwald's news outlet exposed a possible conspiracy within the judicial system based on the leaked private text messages they purported to show that then federal judge colluding with the prosecution in a high profile corruption case the same one that landed both in our rose main rival lula da silva in jail preventing him from running for another presidential term the federal judge denied everything and even went on to head the justice ministry as for the journalist to shed light on the scandal he found himself under investigation even though the federal police and the supreme court told the administration to drop the case wilson our government president bush norah multiple members of his government simply don't believe in a free press we don't believe in prosper they don't even believe in democracy they've repeatedly and explicitly praised the military dictatorship that ruled the country until they needed 5 disappear your form of government and this is all about
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ushering in that level of repression whistleblowers and watchdog organizations are calling the situation a blatant attack on journalistic freedom absolute resolute this is unbelievably could retaliation for revealing the extreme corruption at the highest levels of both scenarios administration and the next use then sure threat to investigative journalism in brazil in an outrageous violation of press freedom the brazilian government has ignored a supreme court order in charge journalist glenn greenwald with cyber crimes for the intercepts investigative series on widespread corruption in brazil. how the government must immediately condemned this outrageous assault on the freedom of the press and recognize that its attacks on press freedoms at home have consequences for american journalists doing their jobs abroad leg length when will the prosecution of glenn greenwald is once again putting the spotlight on the current administration's allege of corrupt dealings it's no wonder balsa naro has no love
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for journalists this is just what's happening to journalism around the world those who attempt to shine a light on the inner workings of power are being. at best pushed to the margins and often prosecuted under the full extent of the law doesn't make a difference yes i think it's important to journalists it's vital it's essential to what we do unfortunately the power of journalism to. not only expose abuses of power and crimes fraud and wives of the powerful but to then push away then a system so that people are held accountable has been severely weakened and this is just true everywhere including of course in brazil they have old email exchanges a stand simply between julian assange and. then private bradley manning to argue exactly the same thing and it's fictitious it's untrue
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but it's clear that that is the mechanism they want to use to go after greenwald just like the united states is using that mechanism to go after julian. hester we were closely following today human rights experts for the un are urging for an investigation into the hucking of the mobile phone of the world's richest man jeff bays also there are concerns about allegations the saudi crown prince was possibly involved in a data breach which was caused by an encrypted message sent to the billionaire funder something the gulf monarchy strongly denies baze also also owns the washington post newspaper where dissident journalist jamal khashoggi worked before he was assassinated by assad he hit squad. the alleged hacking of mr bezos is food m those of others demands immediate investigation by the u.s. and of the relevant authorities including investigation of the continuous munty
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a direct and personal involvement of the crown prince in efforts to target perceived opponents well it appears according to the information that has been presented that the phone of jeff bezos was hacked via the messenger application known as whatsapp now saudi arabia denies that that's the case now it's important to note that not only is jeff bezos very wealthy a billionaire in the united states but he's also the owner of the washington post and the washington post was the employer of jamal khashoggi folks will recall jamal khashoggi as brutal killing so at this point that raises some interesting concerns this is what has been presented about the possible hacking the information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the crown prince in surveillance of mr bezos in an effort to influence if not sign it's the washington post reporting on saudi arabia these allegations around of and as well to own growing evaluation of claims about the chrome prince's involvement in the 2900 muddle of saudi and
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washington post showing this. now in october of 28 teen jamal khashoggi visited the saudi embassy in istanbul and he never came out of the of the embassy he was dismantled within it cut into pieces and at that point there was a lot of international outrage about the incident now a sense then they came of saudi arabia has declared this was simply a rogue operation 5 individuals have actually been sentenced to death for their involvement in it however 3 top officials were cleared of any wrong doing and many observers noted that it took a long time for the trumpet ministration to criticize the actions of saudi arabia or to even give any response to the answer let's review what the response from the trump administration what if i. only came was this is how they responded to the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi employed by the washington post i don't like stopping massive amounts of money that's being poured into our country spending
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110000000000 dollars on military equipment and on things that create. others for this country we have identified at least some of the individuals responsible including those in the intelligence services the royal court the foreign ministry and other saudi ministries who we suspect to have been involved in mr coo show us death now the possible hacking of the phone of jeff bezos the billionaire and owner of the washington post adds a new chapter to this case however many observers have noted that the ties 9 between the united states and the king of saudi arabia are not small and the trumpet administration in particular has embraced the saudi kingdom trump's 1st international trip after all was to riyadh to meet with the saudi monarchy so it appears that when issues like human rights the killing of jamal khashoggi or the war in yemen come up the united states seems to prioritize its friendship with saudi arabia over other issues so perhaps this new hacking will be another incident
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that will that will raise some concerns but many have observed that the usa seems pretty loyal to saudi arabia. well former u.s. diplomat jim gentry's sais it will take more than a killing on the phone to spoil u.s. saudi relations i don't think anything is going to break anything of the foreseeable on the horizon is going to break these close ties with saudi arabia. you know people are had a little momentary about. because after all he was part of the reality he was. arguing he was involved with the cia so this was a terrible terrible thing just like however they don't they couldn't care less that saudi arabia has slaughtering people in yemen and in fact we're helping them do it it doesn't make any difference for 2016 ran against the kind of foreign policy we've had for the last 3 decades but has done nothing but pursue the scene see
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stand your ground and all up and said that means not putting america's interests 1st but putting israel's in saudi's saudi arabia and it gets worse at least until we have the steam power and states and i think it's just business as usual. reminds me of why. obama was caught hacking angela merkel's cell phone after 2 years. it's another of a headline stories today this psychologist dubbed the architect of the cia's in hunston interrogation techniques post $911.00 is on the public about his role in any torture program that admission came during a military tribunal which is preparing a trial against the self-proclaimed mastermind on 4 others for the attacks in 2000 and. one to have a personal consequences i would live with i believe there was a genuine threat of an imminent attack i thought my moral obligation to protect american lives outweighed temporary discomforts of terrorists i gets up today and
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do it again. well just. this month james mitchell was contracted by the cia in the wake of $911.00 to come so create an interrogation program for al qaida suspects he even admitted personally using waterboarding torture techniques that simle lates drawing on several prisoners later then he psychologists who set up a company that provided support for the interrogations the cia's program included illegal coercive measures. in the immediate aftermath of 911 we tortured some folks lawyers for the following detainee's are not seeking for any statements made during terrorization to be disqualified from the trial on grounds of torture or activists sarraf launders
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believes that guantanamo bay court proceedings are deeply flawed. well none of this could possibly be a fair trial i mean how can you have a fair trial with people who've been held in total secrecy whose testimony is based on torture. the media isn't allowed in except for conditions so strict that they can't even have a picture of the court room all the testimony is restricted. that none of this none of this layers and layers of secrecy is about providing any kind of justice or accountability or even of information it is going through a theater in order to once again exert their power their power over people's lives and we should just note that there were juveniles who were youth who were held for years at guantanamo there were people who had nothing to do who were
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simply sold for bounty who were kuantan m o $780.00 prisoners and then the thousands who were held in secret rendition or around the world no accounting for them so this was a huge program and its ramifications were still feeling today sorrow for the 1st detail in the mr mitchel waterboard was a palestinian man who is a pita he's never been charged with a crime but remains indefinitely in guantanamo he was the 1st known cia prisoner to undergo enhanced interrogation and even lost the ny while being tortured during his time there as a beta attempt to illustrate his experiences and warning you may find some of the following images distressing.
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as soon as they locked me up inside the box i tried my best to sit up but in vain for the box was too short i tried to take it curled position but to no avail for it was too tight the very strong pain made me scream unconsciously. they kept pouring water and concentrating on my nose and my mouth until i really felt i was drowning and my chest was just about to explode from the lack of oxygen . the.
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long hours went by while i was standing in that position my hands were tight to the upper bars. it felt like an eternity to the point that i found myself falling asleep despite the water being thrown at me by the guard. there is absolutely no justification that can ever be given or accepted for the horrendous and systematic torture that was used and it was used and authorized from the highest levels from the presidency f.b.i. the cia the top levels of the military the studies were known the conditions were no. this isn't just one or 2 people michel and jennings this was an entire unit set up in order to use torture and to study how to apply the most
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excruciating cry for mx's of torture of pain of waterboarding how slamming of of hacking into tight boxes of stress positions and on and on so how could you justify any of this and none of this torture provided any real information of course not that that that would even be an excuse it was done to hundreds of prisoners there were also hundreds of secret prisons secret rendition and a geisha in centers all of this really has to be exposed and there are accounting demanded not only of those who designed the torture but of those who set up these torture camps. ok let's bring you to europe now where thousands of greek islanders were out on strike protesting on wednesday against the influx of migrants there as parts of the protest businesses were shut for 24 hours on the region's 3 main
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island the action was organized by local authorities who plan to travel to athens to present 3rd demands to the government some refugee camps on the islands of more than 10 times the number of people they were originally before. we try to give a message around to the whole world that this can go on it can't go on any more lance bass has had the load on their shoulders for 5 years because these ladies were not we have nothing against the refugees and migrants have shown this solidarity all this time but we are asking for a change to government policy that should lead to the equal distribution of refugees and migrants mcdonough's this the migrants should go we're not racist simply the situation on the island is out of control 100 percent you can see for yourselves. coming they're not leaving open the borders so they can go to salute bulgaria germany. last year greece became the main entry point into europe for
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migrants and refugees many fleeing war of poverty in sub-saharan africa south asia and syria in response greece's new conservative government is promising tougher asylum laws and follows to expel all refugees who are not entitled to prove tech should. german chancellor angela merkel is calling on the world to include china in the pursuit of common goals not return to cold war era exclusion. of course we also have to build up fairness of course we have to practice multilateralism so the rules apply to everyone but i believe for us not to fall into an e.u. bipolarity but rather that we try was a result of experience we have to include a country like china multilateralism and treated at least equally well those remarks come not long after the u.s. and china managed to reach a truce in their trade war at least for another german manufacturer has suffered
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collateral damage from tensions between washington and beijing which mostly had its car industry another flashpoint was chinese tech giant while away the u.s. is continuing to pressure the european union to bomb while away 5 g. equipment over a few years. for beijing and steal intellectual properties the company denies all such is ations. for quite some time now in germany the question of 5 g. has long been debated by lawmakers who had beijing promising a backlash of wild ways bombed in order to appease washington. if germany were to make a decision that led to war weighs exclusion from the german market there will be consequences the chinese government will not stand by idle or we've been getting insight into all of the hear some of what was said earlier on the program 'd for germany and for e.u. to mount paying its independence to maintain its own judgment on major issues in
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the world rather than purely passively just to follow the leadership of another major country makes a lot of sense china after all is a permanent member of the security council of the united nations and it is the 2nd largest economy in the world and to marginalize china will not succeed to allow hand and also will bring a lot of economic affairs advantage to whichever country which tries to push china down on the ground the e.u. in general is one of the poles than in a global order and china doubtless needs another one so were there would be more collaboration with and been a continuous agender and also because of the bad shape is the means dong very soon and there be a new as a sector so maybe it is a plan to install a new policy to create a new consensus among the country and for china of course right now is for its own
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critical and for the period of a sign us trade war on china's government always will engage the european countries as a remote island to kind of kind of balance. also most of electrical energy giant tesla was the vi that the residents of a tug near the german capital over plans to create its 1st major european factory there dozens of demonstrators have been denouncing possible environmental damage with plans to cut down on $300.00 hectares of forest for the factory but they were met by counter protesters to the appeared to be enthusiastic over the promise of thousands of job he. did many people are absolutely not aware of those decisions great fall out our water management agency has already admitted that there is no guarantee the locals will be supplied with enough water after the launch of the factory they have to think about it because they've got not sure whether it's good or not i'm worried about the environment being advanced there will be new jobs and
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new transpired it's hard to imagine anything better that's got this nickel it's a good opportunity for our region but electric cause once over everything and they manufacture causes environmental damage as examinee are but i'm in favor of job creation and tesla is a company but wasn't there any other place for this factory. you know it to be can the young graduates haven't been able to find work that fits their skill was hearing growing high the so a lot of them had to move to other cities and i hope this project will provide a boost for the whole region equivalent of mt of course we're concerned about it on the one hand we're glad that investors are interested in brandenburg on the other hand we're talking about serious interviewer ince natural processes we should be
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carefully considered we should do everything to me to get damage based on the deforestation area the implications will be very grave we're talking about total deforestation and the extinction of. no the animal and plant species which once inhabited this rude. in living the program on the british government has announced plans to introduce lie detector tests to assess whether prisoners convicted on terrorism charges are safe to be released the move comes into light solve a terror attack on london bridge late last year by
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a former terrorist inmate now the proposal comes as part of the government's plans for a quote major overhaul of the system other measures include a minimum 14 year sentence for those convicted of serious offenses like directing terrorist groups also the removal of early release for those categorized as dangerous and more specially trained psychologist and mums who will also assess the risk of releasing offenders. 2012 can was sentenced to a minimum of 8 years in jail after pleading guilty to multiple high profile terror plots and even after that the requirement given for his release was out of peru aboard what assess how dangerous he'd be to the public he was released however in 2018 after completing a terrorist rehabilitation program that's than a year after the us while attending a conference for former offenders he killed 2 people and injured 3 more in the
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stopping attack. you can get people who are in effect sleepers for many years and then suddenly back come the hatreds and prejudices and we see atrocities like the one we did at fishmongers hall which is why i think the introduction of polygraphs the light testing devices which are already being used in sex offenders improve the tools that we have in terms of trying to assess that risk to minimize that risk question of when to release radicalized prisoners isn't the only problem facing the british criminal justice system as regards this issue and 2017 the prison service established a special section in one jail to hose hundreds of radicals which the media does. a report last year find that extremism within prisons was so out of control but they were at risk of becoming a fertile breeding ground for potential to harvest another report found that a gang of extremist muslims calling itself the brotherhood dominates britain's jails we discussed the issue with stephen morris of the english democrats party
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mohammed schiff week of the ramadan foundation in the u.k. . if you are involved 'd in preparing for terrorism acts then they usually get long custodial sentences and many people in britain whatever your background whatever your diversity would support. how is it possible for somebody who was convicted of a terror plot like this and for him to be released 6 years into his sentence and then go on you know undetected to the point where he carries out the terrorist attack on innocent civilians at the london bridge so yes we need to offer sentences but we need to government to take control and i think all of the past few years we've seen the government there's been obsessively about breaks in another issues and the last 3 years we haven't been able to address any of these used why there is the n.h.s. why there is education why there is county terrorism when when we had people after the $77.91
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a lot of people put in prison for various offenses they'll become ill for parole for reviews and they'll become an hour or so we've got to deal with it and we have to make sure that to deal with extremism sometimes you need an extreme. way of dealing with it and that means prisons use all the arsenal if you can to try and address the issues and. pull people away who may not isolate the extremists from the moderate muslims are the ones who are more vulnerable well that is our law for this news our berths are programs are only just beginning to get their start in moments live from moscow this is your 247 r.t. international. you know world of big part of
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a lot of things 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 back 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 washing clothes for watching the hawks. operations understand that the cost of doing business is buying and building support in washington d.c. and that includes staffing up with former members of congress put them on your payroll you want to hire a chief of staff from a powerful senator or a committee. member get their chief of staff put them on your payroll as a lobbyist this is what washington does on a bipartisan basis in fact i think it's the only point of true bipartisanship in
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d.c. is corporate influence over government. hello and welcome across town where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle it seems like 2016 all over again bernie sanders is popular and doing well in the polls and the democratic establishment along with the donor class are nervous their centrist politics is framed now throw in identity politics the problem for bernie this time around apparently.


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