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the more people. interested always in the lives of our age. marking the anniversary the 75th anniversary of the red army's liberation of the nazi death camp auschwitz. visit jerusalem for a holocaust commemoration. survivor. i mean i will never forget every morning i look at my hands and see. i have the number here and i see it every day the time in. the regrets in the face of a u.s. military tribunal the so-called mastermind behind cia torture techniques during america's war on terror admits he would do it again. and among other stories of the week deadly corona virus outbreak in china spreads across the globe with cases
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confirmed in countries as far afield as the u.s. and france. china has now reached 56 people. here in moscow thanks for joining us on the we are not international on daniel hold . on thursday dozens of world leaders and dignitaries gathered in jerusalem to commemorate the holocaust it was time to mark the 75th anniversary of soviet troops liberating auschwitz the infamous death camp in nazi occupied poland. my dear family i'm writing this letter before my death i don't know exactly when me and my relatives are going to die just because we're jews i'm in a concentration camp before all of us will be shot in a shelter thursday 4 am 16942 very well to you all.
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but i am. the other thing i wanted to tell you was that i had several jobs in birkenau in auschwitz one of the jobs was clearing the ashes from where they bug juice through a tunnel to a small river. and i worked there together with another guy who was already old he was 32 and i was 16. i didn't know what these ashes were. one day when i saw it in day one i asked. what is the job we're doing so he told me what it was. not me. blush. and never forget it every morning i look at my hands and see well i have the number here and i see it every day at
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a time in the. world leaders at the holocaust memorial forum spoke about the importance of remembering the horrors of what happened israel thanked the red army for its role in the victory of a naziism while in his address president putin described the holocaust as one of the darkest moments the world has ever seen. it by your skill before my visit to driesell i looked through the official documents and reports of red army offices after the liberation of auschwitz concentration camp i must say de colleagues it was impossible to read the details of how the merciless machine of people extermination work these crimes conducted by the nazis were deliberate and well
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planned what they called their resolution of the jewish issue is one of the darkest emotion in full pages in modern world history and all that was in contrast to us vice president mark penn to see chose not to emphasize the role of the red army in liberating auschwitz raising questions as to whether that was the liberal. when soldiers opened the gates of auschwitz on january 27th 1905. they found $7000.00 half starved half naked prisoners. hundreds of boxes of camp records that documented the greatest mass murder in history. this is miss ration in the united states on both sides of the aisle are 1st of all very ignorant of history unfortunately and also there is a kind of a wave of truth to a phobia that has swept the us over the past several years started in the democratic party of course trying to find a way to blame someone for the loss of hillary clinton now it's that now it's so
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bad that anything russian that's mentioned even this even a soviet activity in world war 2 is is just is just forgotten so it's a massive stary on the us part. one survivor's harrowing stories not only about a scathing the death count but actually being born there too we spoke with him about the liberation of auschwitz and how it's perception has changed over the years. people tell us but there was no liberation they say so if there was no red army then there wouldn't be me or other prisoners or my mother i have never questioned the merits of these soldiers i have always been grateful the prime minister and the president criticized the red army equally it was the same under the previous authorities know the admit there was a liberation of auschwitz but at the same time this so there was no liberation of war so we call that the 2nd occupation. was liberated but that was sore and
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other cities were not i don't know maybe the americans liberated them monday will mark exactly 75 years since the prisoners of our ships were set free here on r.t. international the following the memorial events on what is an emotional day for so many around the world to remember one of the most horrific chapters in history we'll hear some of the stories of the who survived. a psychologist dubbed the architect of the cia's in heart interrogation techniques post $911.00 has been unapologetic about his role in any torture program that admission came during a military tribunal which is preparing a trial against the self-proclaimed mastermind and 4 others of the attacks on new york and washington back in 2001. whatever 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 discomfort of terrorists i get up today and do it again. james mitchell was contracted by the cia in the wake of $911.00 to
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consult and create an interrogation program for al qaeda suspects it was one of 3 men authorized through waterboarding a torture technique that simulates drowning several prisoners later he and another psychologist set up a company that provided support for the interrogations the program included now illegal coercive measures. in the immediate aftermath of $911.00 we tortured some lawyers for the 5 detainees are now seeking for any statements made under interrogation to be disqualified from the trial on grounds of torture and you were activist sara flounders believes the guantanamo bay court proceedings are deeply flawed. but none of this could possibly be a fair trial i mean how can you have
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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 simply sold for bounty who were kuantan m o $780.00 prisoners and then the thousands who were held in secret rendition or
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around the world no accounting for them so this was a huge program and its ramifications were still feeling today. the 1st the attorney mr mitchell water boarded was a palestinian man known as. he's never been charged with a crime remains indefinitely in guantanamo it was the 1st known cia prisoner to undergo an interrogation and even lost an eye while being told should serve his time there has attempted to straighten experience is a warning you may find some of those 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 in my mouth until i really felt i was drowning and my chest was just about to explode from the lack of oxygen . the. 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
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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 the f.b.i. the cia the top levels of the military the studies were known the conditions were known 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 excruciating forms of torture of pain of waterboarding our slamming of of packing into tight boxes of stress positions and on and on all of this really has to be exposed and there are counting demanded not only of those who designed the torture
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but of those who set up these torture camps. the deadly coronavirus outbreak which began in china in mid december has rapidly spread across the globe traces have now been confirmed not only in neighboring countries but also in france canada and the u.s. chinese authorities confirmed a total of 2002 cases with the death toll reaching 56 people in the country president xi jinping has warned of a grave situation and the spread of the virus accelerates and chinese authorities have confirmed that the virus is ability to be transmitted from person to person it has increased the epidemic has entered a more complex stage against this backdrop travel companies in the country have halted group tours due to the outbreak meanwhile the russian health ministry has warned of a serious risk of corona virus could spread across its 4000 kilometer border with china one quarter breaks down what's known about the deadly virus. people are dying of a new virus and it's spreading like wildfire across asia if we still know so little
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about this mysterious illness. and. this new coronavirus has been identified as a mutation of sars a respiratory disease that killed over 750 people around the world from 2002 to 2003 antibiotics have absolutely no effect on either of the viruses and that's been enough to put the russian authorities on high alert not least because the chair is a border with china the break of a new coronavirus which was 1st recorded in china carries
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a body logical threats to the population of russia the $1500000.00 chinese tourists that visit russia every year have now become a potential public health risk russian authorities have begun screening them at all international airports prepared to diagnose the virus if it appears on top of that moscow has advised people against traveling to china russia is not alone in being worried about the outbreak reaching its territory a number of other countries have begun screening for the disease at airports as well as appearing internationally in the just cases in areas the. over no phones of cases which are further away if this if this outbreak continues as we're seeing the case oversea globally highly connected and so it is likely increasingly likely that we will see potentially a case of china stepping up containment efforts after she stressed the serious. this of the outbreak on national television the disease also got the attention of
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the world health organization they've called for an emergency meeting to decide whether or not to declare the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern that's a title reserved only for the most serious of epidemics and with the lunar new year millions of chinese around the world are expected to return home to their families one can only hope beijing will have the situation under control. this week us democrats concluded their arguments against donald trump while pausing his impeachment trial to the senate russia was of course a hot topic during the opening speech on wednesday head of the house democrat saddam schiff mentioned the apparently important woods on more than one occasion russian intelligence services russian expansionism russian forces and their proxies russia kremlin russia's president vladimir putin the russian military agency. we can fight russia over there in the russians through russian efforts thanks to
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vladimir putin when the president said hey russia if you're listening. they were listening that's the russian story. while the cameras were focused on the senate floor due to a ban on filming a sketch artist instead to capture the atmosphere in the chamber some of the pictures showed members having trouble staying involved in the process stretching their legs doodling and even sleeping senators also faced a 12 hour no phone policy while sat desks i spoke to journalist and political commentator chad whitmore he told us that even the strongest supporters of trump's impeachment are getting tired with the russian out of. the democrats already has 100 percent of their energy and their time into trying to remove a duly elected president from office their biggest hoax russia gate completely flat and even their strongest support everything they thought of the president is now flat even their strongest supporters the people who most want to believe that the president will be removed from office which he absolutely will not even they've
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grown bored with this narrative and when they start reading up rush again. it's just so sad you can't help but laugh and laugh and laugh and then below see the 7 times at last count referred to russia or putin the impeachment proceedings well how do you deal with that most effectively you either mock them and laugh at them or you ignore them and gosh darn it that drives them insane game or whatever still to come america's treasury secretary and student activist go head to head on climate issues about why the teenager schools instead of washington after this break.
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or how much the program climate change significantly shaped much of the 2020 world economic forum this week the event wrapped on saturday in the swiss luxury resort of doubles it of course set the stage for an unlikely battle between america's treasury secretary steven. eco activity where the term worked the u.s. finance chief shrugged off her view saying the 17 year old should go to college before lecturing world leaders on climate issues she the chief economist who is she i'm confused after she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us it doesn't take a college degree in economics to realize that the remaining 1.5 degree carbon budget and i'm going to fossil fuel subsidies and vestments died up as the one who is not the 1st u.s. official it clashed with recently back in december donald trump suggested the activists should work on an anger management problem and their differences and
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disputes continued at the world economic forum the latest episode of in case you missed that took a ringside seat. it's that magical time of the year when our wealthy overlords gather for the economic forum a glitzy gathering looms for bringing together the world's business elite yet the one percent meat for champagne and skiing in the swiss mountains leaving the 99 percent to pray for an hour long. because hundreds of thousands just to go to davos for that the filthy rich demand to be entertained in this rug row tickets for the heavyweight championship of the world though trump is grad. school for gratitude. in a ski resort this week with an i think it's a way with their release sending us a high work. pay for full price ticket. to
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a slow start the worry she warms up quicker than the atmosphere. already one year ago i came to divorce and told you that our house is on fire. i said i wanted you to panic you could forget i've been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do thank god for that because i've got to say with the way she's been talking i thought perhaps no one had told her we must forget about net 0 we need real c. of well all i need is some good news let's see what's happening in the orange corner fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism in action. knows what he's doing and knew there was nothing to worry about carbon emissions we must reject the
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perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse don't it calm down. i mean and i he's not the life of the party but he's just a kid it seems in the area where trump and grettir can see eye to eye today i'm pleased to announce the united states will join one trillion trees initiative being large here at the world economic forum one trillion troops oh yeah great is going to love that one we're not telling you to offset your emissions by just paying someone else to plant trees in places like africa while at the same time forests like the amazon i've been slaughtered at an infinitely higher rate ok so this is going to be a bit harder. as we all do. is that nothing can be done sitting here right now you wouldn't believe it's possible that we have found the ages we'll be hearing
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about it but we have found the answers to things that people said would not be possible with say or i'm convinced our new. opening another front in the global trade war washington is now targeting longtime allies in europe renewed threats to slap tire of solid blocks all the trade in response to the e.u.'s move to impose a digital tax on us that drives. the reports from paris. not being is a beethoven or it for me idea is give a little here get a lot there for global companies it's often a direct line to the heart of power for generations boozy lunches were once the fashion but now it seems did still giants more interested in offering up a cup of joe as it plans to introduce a digital tax take for it seems that the big 4 that google amazon facebook and apple are trying their best to cozy up to process. i don't think it's
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a good idea to talk about politics or policy with a glass of wine in your hand and excellent food offered by a person who has clear interests to represent and then there is a little less transparent lobby because there are members of industry associations well they have consultants working for them so you talk to people and you don't realize if they are representing the interests of google or facebook or silicon valley because the names are different these lobbyists seem to have some very deep pockets according to transparency international in 2019 google spent some 8000000 euros trying to get into brussels good graces while the lobbying budgets of the big 4 have skyrocketed since 2014 so why is this new digital tax regime causing them such a headache well until recently most digital giants pay their tax bill in the country where they're registered but as they've grown questions are being asked as to why they were paying tax income derived in individual countries their fronts led
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the charge by imposing this so-called attacks causing the trumpet ministration to go into a tailspin. but the companies are one of the british version of. the corner and trump say they are still talking things through. for a free couple from facebook other countries in europe are now gearing up to take a slice of the profits point even the brits you know longer agree with the e.u. on anything on the same page plan to go ahead without it for services tax it's only says it to you is gearing up for a digital tax leaving the us to throw more threats of tariffs as if they're like a buy one get one free offer we've been pretty clear that we think that the digital
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discriminatory in nature but it seems with a new terror threat so almost a weekly basis from the trumpet ministration the french are boyd by the idea of safety in numbers what will they do tomorrow go off to austria and spain italy the united kingdom all the other countries across the globe that will implement digital tax we're going to order global trade which is in nobody's interest and the result is not worth the effort it's taken them a while but it does appear that all e.u. countries are now on the same page all in agreement that they should be taxing digital giants which means if no agreement is made globally in the next few months starting with talks in paris next week the us and e.u. the old allies could find themselves going head to head. paris. economics professor steve keen believes america's push for its own national
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interests is having a detrimental effect on everybody else. since trump is in charge he'll do whatever he sees as being a win situation for america and a loss for the rest of the world i think in the case of the because these companies are mainly american out and he's going to impose taxes on them and they'll continue without english axis and he could easily threaten to cut access to the guts of the countries if they are the companies such as there are if there are quantify taxes in national jurisdictions like europe he would probably think they have to pay taxes in america from income globally and of course that undermines the whole idea of having national succession systems we next seeking justice in new jersey offer downloads shooting his documentary shadow with stray bullet it will back in if i think it's time for the likes.
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