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when you. say you're. marking 75 years since the red army of liberation open nazi. design dignitaries visit jerusalem for a holiday. how about poland wasn't in attendance with russia. it's the bible tells us of the vital not to politicize. you. know liberation they really show you that book with. no me my mother or other christmas. novogratz in the face of the u.s. military tribunals the so-called monster mind behind cia torture techniques during america's war on terror admits he would do it over again. and among the other
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stories that shapes the week could be corona virus outbreak in china spread across the globe with cases 2 countries as far afield as the us. the death toll in china has now reached 56 and. it's the weekend here on the international where we bring you up to speed on the headlines that the world's attention of the past 7 days well. i thought it was a particularly significant day because dozens of wild and dignitaries gathered in jerusalem to commemorate the holocaust it was time to to mark the 75th anniversary of soviet forces in liberating auschwitz the infamous death 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
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a concentration camp before all of us will be shot in a shelter thursday 4 am 16942 very well to you all. the other thing i wanted to tell you was that i had several jobs in birkenau. one of the jobs was clearing the ashes from where the jews through a tunnel to a small river. 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 daylight i asked. what is the job we're doing so he told me what it was.
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not me. blush. and never forget it every morning i look at my hands well i have the number here and i see it every day the time in the. wild need us out the holocaust memorial for him spoke about the importance of remembering the horrors of what happened is well thanks to the red army for its role in the victory over not says a while in his address president putin described the holocaust as one of the darkest moments the wild has ever seen. yes it was before my visit to driesell i looked through the official documents and reports of red army offices after the
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liberation of auschwitz concentration camp i must say d. colleagues it was impossible to read the details of how the muslims machine of people extermination work these crimes conducted by the nazis were deliberate and well planned what they called the resolution of the jewish issue is one of the darkest emotion food pages in modern world history but today not everyone in poland views the red army as the liberating force some of the country's top officials believe it was in fact the u.s. the saucer was responsible for the start of the war president on jay don't refuse to to attend the commemoration because a lot of appeared and was given the chance to speak out the former overhead and we discussed the issue with mark shulman his editor of history central dot com an economist at newsweek magazine clearly the fact that poland wasn't there was missed the fact that he wasn't there a little bit less though we have a situation in the world frankly we're facts don't seem to matter anymore people are rewriting facts just to fit their particular narrative and we find that
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particularly among nationalists a polish nationalism is rewriting a little bit of history to better look upon the polish people other nationals are doing the same and people are ignoring the real facts i mean listen the soviet people bled more than anyone else during world war 2 the soviets gave up more in terms of men fighting and civilians who died than any other country during world war 2 and if it wasn't for the soviet union i have serious doubts whether had a lot of been defeated and i don't think anyone can really question that in terms of in historical fact mike pence the u.s. vice president however chose not to emphasize the role of the red army in liberating auschwitz raising some questions whether that was in fact deliberate. when soldiers opened the gates of auschwitz on january 27th 1905. they found $7000.00 have starved half naked prisoners. hundreds of boxes of camp records that documented the greatest mass murder in history this is
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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 groups to phobia that has swept the u.s. 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 but now it's that i know it's so bad that anything russian that's mentioned even this even a soviet activity in world war 2 is is just is just for god and so it's a massive stereo on the u.s. part one survive as powering story as not only about escaping the death count but actually being born that too we spoke with him about the liberation of auschwitz and how it's perception has changed over the is. 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
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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 they say there was no liberation of war so recall that the 2nd occupation. was liberated but that warsaw and other cities were not i don't know maybe the americans liberated them one day will mark exactly 75 years since the prisoners of outlets were set free and here on out international will be following the memorial events of what is an emotional day for so many all around the world to remember one of the most horrific the chapters in history we'll hear just some of the stories of those who survived. the psychologist dubbed the architect of the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques post $911.00 has been unapologetic about his role in any torture program but
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admission came during a military tribunal which is preparing a trial against the self-proclaimed mastermind as well as for 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 outweigh temporary discomfort of terrorists i get up today and do it again. james mitchell was contracted by the cia in the wake of 911 to consult and create an interrogation program for al qaeda suspects he was one of 3 men who thrives to do waterboarding a torture technique that simulates drowning on several prisoners later he and another psychologist set up a company that would provide support for those interrogations the cia's program included now illegal coercive measures.
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you'll be immediate aftermath of $911.00 we tortured some folks who is $55.00 detainees are now seeking for any statements made under interrogation to be disqualified from the trod on grounds of torture antiwar activists are found as believes that guantanamo bay court proceedings are d.p. for ward. 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. 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
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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 were simply sold for bounty who were kuantan m o 780 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. the far as detainee mr mitchell waterboard it was a palestinian man known as. he's never been charged with a crime but remains definitely in guantanamo he was the fast known cia prisoner to undergo enhanced interrogation and even lost an eye while being tortured during his time as you by to has attempted to illustrate his experiences
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a warning you may find some of the upcoming images distressing. 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 a curled position but to no avail for it was too tight the very strong pain made me scream unconsciously.
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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. 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.
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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 are slamming of of packing into tight boxes of stress positions and on and on all of this really has to be exposed and they're counting demanded not only of those who designed the torture but of those who set up these torture camps. the deadly corona virus outbreak which began in china in mid december has rapidly spread across the globe not only in neighboring countries but also in france canada and the us chinese authorities have confirmed more than 2000 cases and 57 people have died in the country experts say this new strain of the virus has evolved in that humans are now
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more susceptible to it with the epidemic now entering a quote more complex stage president xi jinping earlier warns of a grave situation as the spread of the virus accelerates against this backdrop 18 cities in one province have been put on lockdown with travel restrictions affecting some 50000000 people meanwhile the russian health ministry has warned of a serious risk that the corona virus could spread across its full 1000 kilometer border with china these are the areas that now affected since the spill out from mainland china the map shows the countries where people have been infected and the numbers so we can see china which is the outbreaks epicenter is far ahead in terms of confirmed cases many neighboring nations though have also had containment to deal with as you can see it's been detected in europe and even further in north america too don a quarter breakdown now what's known about the deadly virus. people are dying of
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a new virus and it's spreading like wildfire across asia if we still know so little 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 a chair is
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a border with china the break of a new coronavirus which was 1st recorded in china carries a body logical threats to the population of russia $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 is the. over no phones of cases which are further away if this is outbreak continues as we're seeing the case over sea 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.
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this of the outbreak on national television the disease also got the attention of 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. the u.s. now why this week the democrats couldn't clue to commit against donald trump while posturing his impeachment trial on to the senate rusher of course was a hot topic during the opening speech on wednesday head of the house democrats adam schiff mentioned the apparent you want important while while just a few times russian intelligence services russian expansionism russian forces and their proxies russia kremlin russia's president vladimir putin the russian military
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agency. we can fight russia over there are the russians through russian efforts thanks to vladimir putin when the president said hey russia if you're listening. they were listening and it's the russian story while the cameras the folks on the senate floor want you to a ban on filming sketch artists instead kept the atmosphere in the chamber some of the pictures showed members having trouble staying involved in the process stretching their legs doodling and even dozing off senators also faced a 12 no phone call to see why the desks we spoke to john this down political commentator he says that even the list of trump supporters aboard with the entourage narrative. the democrat party has put 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 as
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a plot 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 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 see below see 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 start it that drives them insane came to light in the program america's treacherous actions to act has got to talk about to head to head on climate assumes find out why the teenager is quizzing us in washington off the shelf.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you there.
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welcome back climate change significantly shaped much of the 2020 wild economic forum this week we have been robbed on saturday in the swiss luxury resort of dell boss it's at the stage for an unlikely battle between america's treasury secretaries and teenage in co activists gratitude and bug the u.s. finance chief shrugged off say the 17 year old should go to college before lecturing wall commuters on plymouth 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 the remaining $1.00 degree carbon budget and i'm going fossil fuel subsidies and vestments done it up steven or shine is not the foggiest u.s.
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official that has clashed with recently back in december donald trump suggested the activists should walk on her anger management problem that differences on disputes of course continued at the wild economic forum the latest episode of in case you missed it 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 demands to be entertained and this year they got rug row tickets for the heavyweight championship of the world though trump is grad. school for gratitude. in
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a ski resort this week with an actually gets away with their release sending a supply work. pay for full price ticket. for a slow start the worry she warms up quicker than the atmosphere. story one year ago i came to divorce and told you that our house is on fire. i said i wanted you to panic. 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
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and knew there was nothing to worry about carbon emissions we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse donny calm down. i mean and it is not the life of the party that is just a kid it seems in the area where trump and grettir can see. 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 truths 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 are being slaughtered at an infinitely higher rate ok so this is going to be a bit harder for what. we all do. is that nothing can be done sitting here right
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now you wouldn't believe it's possible. that we have found the we'll be hearing about it but we have found is that things that people say would not be possible with saved or i'm convinced are new. and one more story for you opening another front in the global trade war washington is not targeting longtime allies in europe it's renewed threats to slap tariffs on the block's water trade in response to the move to impose additional tax on u.s. tech giants shot it deepens gives us the details. not being is a beethoven or for me idea is give a little here get a lot 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 are more interested in offering up
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a cup of joe as it plans to introduce a digital tax take for it seems the big 4 that google amazon facebook and apple are trying their best to cozy up to process. i don't think it's 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 the industry associations well they have consultants working for them so you talk to people who 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
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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 the charge by imposing the so-called gas attacks causing the trumpet ministration to go into a tailspin. but the companies are one of the british version of. if they're going to be taxed it's going to be. the corner and from say they're still talking things through. simply over a free couple from facebook other countries in europe are no gearing up to take a slice of the profits point even the brits you know the longer agree with the e.u. on anything on the same page plan to go ahead with article services tax if
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it's really 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 discriminatory in nature but it seems with a new terror threat so almost a weekly basis from the trumpet ministration the french a boy 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.
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the old allies could find themselves going head to head jollity pinsky r.t. paris economics professor steve keen believes america's push for its own national interests is having a detrimental effect on everyone 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 of the cost of the because these companies are mainly american and he's going to impose taxes on them and they'll continue without english access and he could easily threaten to cut accessed so the guts of the countries if they are the companies such as they were if they were quantify taxes in national jurisdictions like europe he would probably think they have to pay taxes in america from common globally and of course that undermines the whole lot having national succession systems all about so rob poor now but if the car racing things that tight because of that the focus of one of our award winning
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