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money machine is a huge cash register that is ran by people who don't care about people's lives being lost. the headlines are not seen to national jailed hacker who lifted the lid on abusive conditions of the prison he's being held and is denied telephone access to his lawyers. so we speak to his wife through brands. it's an ac silver tale ation rising and got us on for the kind of claims that sees the provincial capital in the country the 1st 5 years that often are soccer fields, the head of the government media department. i get the be here to do the work, so stuck it up in the fun in the police have that happen. we need to defend the police us congresswoman corey bushes or choose property. it's revealed her security, detailed cost taxpayers, some $70000.00, a call to defend the police coming as murder right across the us and continue to
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ah, i just not for 11 or talk on friday night. here are the most go, this is auntie international. welcome to the program. we do start with a special coverage for you. this hour of the story of martin got his failed. he's currently serving a prison sentence in america for hacking the systems of a hospital. he says he committed that crime to draw attention to a custody battle between the hospital and the parents of a child being kept without their consent. got his feld recently turned to us after he was denied telephone access to his lawyers. ah, go to sales, why if it says communication with his lawyer was cut off shortly after he wrote an article that was published on our t's website in the piece describes cases of
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mistreatment at the prison. he's being held in the authorities that don't deny this . they say it was due to changes in the coven policy. the goddess felt wife isn't satisfied without explanation. they read all of his mail. so they had a heads up on what was coming. they shouldn't, it's legal privilege mail, but i guess i guess they were aware he has multiple attorneys who are trying to get in touch with him for meetings about strategic matters. he answered an appeal and other ledges and other stuff in court and they just can't reach him. they're telling him that they catherine, sir, felt his that bureaus, prisons, lawyer, and it's telling them that she can only let him speak to them if they have upcoming court deadlines. where she's not applying that requirement to any of the other. it's got
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a fellow case made headlines of the world over things to what he describes out his quest to save the life or 15 year old justina policy a 7 years ago. go to spelled hack the computer servers of boston. childrens hospital is actions exposed a month, long custody battle between the hospital and justin. his parents had been disputing her diagnosis by doctors who upgrade to a rare blood disorder to that of a mental condition, and then forcibly separated justina from her family back to help to draw media attention to the case sparking a debate over parental rights. the girl was eventually reunited with a family, also a public outcry. but god has failed, was arrested and is now serving a 10 year term, but a so called community management unit. now these units are created as part of the war on terror. and we're done by the media as little one ton of mos old communications with the outside world of monitor. unrestricted and typical inmates include terrorists, so those linked to piracy and matthew, members of our brown,
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a journalist, an activist who campaigned, in support of got his failed and who was himself in prison in connection with a data leak situation is far from unique. marty himself, over throughout the entire he was imprisonment, has been retaliated against 4 other articles. he's written or lawsuits. he has filed against a system against the visual wardens and so forth. having done for years and said myself, there are prison, the u. s. for my activism and having written, calling from prison. i've been in prisons where there wasn't a lot. i've been in prisons where, you know, i was, i was pulled off the phone. what was going to interview the interview and been put in the shoe for doing that review and then release after investigation. you know, 2 weeks later i was re arrested the orders in 2017 for getting interview advice after i got out of prison. no one has been involved in activism should be tried in the us, nor ca shredded there. they just did the record of the us on this is just
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a mentally vile. we are leading human rights organizations to comment on got us health case, both in the u. s. and worldwide. ah . or shifting gears to i'm going to stop now where taliban fighters have reportedly made another major again, have a look at this map right here. they've. she's control of a regional capital, we understand. is there 1st such victory in 5 years now? according to local media, the city of around the center of the number of province fell without resistance. so far the afghan government has not commented on that situation in particular. meanwhile, residents of another regional capital in the province of fleeing their homes, market street in the city of being closed due to the threat of attack. as afghan armed forces are battling taliban fighters in the area, the locals that they describe the situation to us. i left my home and came to to
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car. i don't know where we ought to go. where to live. why we are suffering such difficult is the security situation in caca significantly worse than the exchanges are closed, the markets are closed for the taliban have completely surrounded the head of the african governments. media department was actually shot dead in couple. we got the latest from one local john list. what does that's actually was you that this deadly string of assassinations continues in call the thought of on the fed that they have . they were behind the killings. the attack also comes after the deadly suicide car bombing outside of the home, off of on the side of defense minister, as well as part of our member of parliament from babylon province. there is a climate of fear in cobble because of the attack that took place,
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as well as these constant assassinations. you have. major attacks inside major provincial capital, cities packed with civilians. the latest is in the city of chevron on the capital of jose, john province. the home of marshal those them. this morning the taliban reached the security belt in the city and they got inside several government buildings setting fire to homes. we've also seen very intense and heavy fighting in the city of herat and with an honest on some people have also been fleeing from the province of numerals, which is just on the iranian border. so as we see urban warfare, as we see the deadly attacks quite practically for the one civilians in the casualties and fatalities are going up. and people are forced to basically flee and leave their homes where they can. but in most cases, quite frankly, people just don't have the option of just leaving us congresswoman cory butcher is
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facing accusations of hypocrisy. after her personal god, expenses came to life. she of course, had recently made an impassioned call for the police to be defended. if i've been $101010.00 more dollars on it, you know what i get to be here to do the work. so suck it up. and the fun in the police has to happen. we need to defend the police, put that money into social safety nets because we're trying to save lives the most talented, 28 seconds you'll ever watch. curry bush will be fine with her private security, but everyday americans should suck it up because the funding, the police has to happen. i think corey bush and anyone else in public life who faces legitimate threats, deserves whatever security they need. that's why it's so bizarre to hear seconds after demanding it's demanding the funding of the police for ordinary citizens who want the police. they're also public filings show the court bush or spend some of the $70000.00 of government funding in the past 3 months on personal protection
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services. during a cbs interview, she said that she had received death threats. while i made her call to find the police motor rates across the country are actually on the rise latest data suggesting that in major cities, it's now worse than it was before cope it. new york city launched a safe summer program to try and cope the trend, but in fact, the number of shooting victims has risen markedly that we discussed the issue with journalist lauren chen. she is entitled to extra security if she feels that that is necessary. but the problem is that there are people in so many cities across united states, i'm talking about chicago, detroit, new york, increasingly, who are in dangerous positions and dangerous neighborhoods who are in danger situations and not have that seem ability to afford that extra protection. so that is what is so hypocritical about this case. we should also remember that this is a person who has been campaigning to make housing a human right and to cancel rent. again, i'm not trying to dismiss the plight of phony americans who are behind on their
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rent, but the idea that you can just start and stop the u. s. economy with will rent payments and expect no consequences to that. well, it's almost as laughable as trying to be funded. police american intelligence services have reportedly got their hands on the genetic research database of the chinese virology institute in hon was cnn suggesting a huck may have been involved. the revelation comes amid global efforts to establish cobra, $900.00 origin. earlier the world health organization and the u. s. slammed china for supposedly withholding access to data. but a special mission concluded that it was unlikely. the virus was artificially created. former president donald trump, a frequently used inflammatory rhetoric, branding at the china virus. it may us president joe biden ordered us intelligence agencies to accelerate their probe into origins of the virus and to report back in 90 days. well, let's learn a little bit more now. live now to scott ritter, a former marine corps intelligence officer,
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joining us here on the program. great to see today. thanks for coming. coming on. so quickly view your an intel man and to these claims strike you as possible. i mean, it's definitely plausible that the united states intelligence services hacked into a chinese database and extract the data what the data shows is. there's another question altogether. i don't know they haven't, they haven't, haven't provided it. i do know that in the united states we have a tendency to politicize intelligence. right now there is a i think there is a tendency to find it convenient cas blame on china. it was funny how the democrats opposed this when donald trump was doing it. but now that they're in power, there is a need to seek some sort of deflection away from your failures in u. s. policy. so they're, they're looking for a culprit. china is the logical copper. let's be clear. no one knows right now for
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sure how this virus got it. got to be, you know what? it's what it's, it's very difficult to get a clear picture, scott, but i wanted to ask him so source to forgive me for interrupting. but i want to ask you that, you know, some stories going around right now. for example, according to the chinese communist parties basically taught mouth piece of the global times. it says more than half a 1000000 chinese citizens have endorsed a letter to request the world health organization. investigate a top secret bio safety level lab for in maryland. that a for debt trick. it's known to store some of the most deadly viruses, ebola sauce. most smallpox among others. apparently, china thinks that a possible cobra leak originated from for debt trick in maryland. what do you, what do you make about? again, you can say no if you don't have all the information, but let's, let's be clear. the chinese plane comes from, you know, they're trying to draw a tenuous link between the arrival of hundreds of americans service members in,
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in the fall of 2019 as part of a military olympics, competition. and. and then the outrage shortly thereafter, of co with 19. so they're saying, look, you americans came here and then it and it came. and they're, they're trying to make the case that, you know, because we have documented instances of, of leaks and other security failings at the fort teacher facility. not at the level for been a level 2 level they're, they're saying looking for the country, which is clearly it's fine. these are playing a political game here. pretty much saying don't you think tasting america's playing a political game to them? and remember what was a year and a half or more ago when, when, when, when the headline started about covert in china and america really, really quickly blame china for, for the outbreak of this and the source of this. and you know, the moment just personally, the moment i heard america blaming china,
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i smell the route. so america blames china. china is blaming america, i guess at some point thought she is probably evolved somewhere in all of this. but the u. s. u. s. president joe biden in may ordered us intelligence agency to accelerate the hon for the origins of the virus and report back in 90 days. apparently it was a matter of urgency. do you still get that feeling that it is still a matter of urgency to find out where it came from, which you'd see to find out if i was only doing what we did, the china, i agree, totally. i mean, this is a political game super. it's our productive, you know, dealing with the reality of the exist on value that exists when well, by an order this intelligence a review. it was, it was after turn leaks to the press about intelligence information that were
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cherry picked by my state department as part of sort of a go a gotcha paper. they were preparing to target china. this is paper been discredited while widely and, and they intelligence being suppressed. so mike was partisans lead to wall street journal, and other outlets. it was getting attention that's free. chinese scientists came down with flu like symptoms in november that this is proof that coordinating started in on. and so i feel bad and had for political reasons, had to turn the intelligence journey back on to this issue. to run into brown did. that's what they're doing. the urgency isn't because the intelligence community is going to find out and go simply, you know, where it came from or the cure and the political baggage that came with the leaks and that place back in march. scott, what about the posturing around the world? i mean for example, the, the south china sea, you boys go to america setting it ships through the saying freedom of navigation
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this, that, and the other of the u. k is now sending ships to the taiwan strait. for example, germany has sent like their only free kit into that part of the world as well. they're all saying that we were doing this to make sure china has the freedom of navigation in this part of the world. but then you've got america essentially blaming china for cove. it, you've got this military posture and you've got sanctions. i mean, if america, when, as so as far to officially blame china for cove, it could not be considered an act of war. i'm not mad a chinese, you know, legal scholars. so i don't know how the chinese would choose to interpret this. it's definitely not a friendly act. one could call it depending on the consequences, a hostile act. united states is playing with fire right now. yes. we have a blue water navy. yes. our navy has a history of testing freedom of navigation rights around the world. if curious other rights where we're defending a come from a united nations 3 on the law,
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the see that we haven't signed that we, that we don't recognize. so where we're talking about the rule of law, but we haven't signed onto the treaty that we're selling our ships out to aggressively enforce it's. it's part of the overall hypocrisy of, of the american approach is a dangerous game because diane is not going to, but on the issues that are important to china. first comes to so they will sink american ship a british ship, germany's navy, whatever it takes to defend its, its rights in the united states needs a ratchet down. this is a very dangerous counterproductive game. it doesn't benefit anyone. so it's a great pleasure having on that program. scott is very, very insightful comments. scott ritter for my marine corps intelligence office. thanks a 1000000. appreciate it. thanks me. america. if that's the message or the president is taking to vietnam, those are those the right words for the locals. they're not sure about that. that story much more off for
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a quick break. the ah jain me every thursday on the alex simon show. and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politics, sport, business and show business. i'll see you then, in long long when i would show the same wrong. when all just don't the room. yes, to see out the same because the aptitude and engagement equal betrayal when so many find themselves will depart, we choose to look for common ground.
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so long ago humor was the domain of social fatigue and a means for us to laugh at ourselves. and the comic was a person who had the guts and skill to say what all of us might have been thinking . this is no longer the case, it would see now humour is just another political weapon. and you know, it's not very funny. ah right now, 20 points. they are here in the russian capital to greece. now we're a huge battle continues against wild fires that have ravaged forests from just outside athens all the way to the birthplace. so if the historical epic games the
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the one of the main hot spots is the island of elvia, where the fires have destroyed as many as 150 homes. and 4th, massive accusations, olive groves, livestock and power lines have been lost to the flames, which are considered to be the worst wildfires in greece. in many years, one local journalist sent us this report from the scene firefighters aircraft, municipal crews and volunteers have been trying to contain the blaze that started on tuesday in forest land near the seaside village of living out of yes, in the i don't know, very ne, of us before it these believe to be making some progress in the early hours, wednesday and the shift in winds reignite of the fire and scots are in different directions. we are standing next to the village of skip us. the way inhabitants are scared for their properties. sends a fire right behind us is
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a few meters away from their houses. the situation has become worse since airplanes and helicopters have not been flying in the area since they were re directed to another fire from like that of ancient olympia. the house of the only declaim, according to authorities. the lack of winds has held by the extreme temperatures painting 45 degrees centigrade have worse than the situation altogether. most of the villages of the area have been evacuated. however, people do stay behind to protect their houses, and the army has been added to the efforts of patrolling and management of the extinguishing the forest fires. which shows how dramatic the situation is in greece . isaac no move for r t in every island greece. the world health organization, once wealthy nations, to temporarily forego giving out coven vaccine booster shots, so that poorer nations going to get those supplies. the initiative has faced strong opposition from america,
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which says it's already provided enough material. help this due to other countries during the whole cope outbreak. we need an urgent reversion from the majority of vaccines going to high income countries to the majority going to low income countries, w h. i was calling for a moment more i told him on boosters until at least the end of september. they feel that it's a false choice and that we can get off. they hit an important milestone of over a 110000000 vaccines donated to the world. we also in this country have enough supply to ensure that every american has access to a vac seen will data suggests nearly a 3rd of the world's population has received at least one dose of a cobra vaccine. with a majority of those in our collective living in the higher income countries. but although around 42000000 doses are administered around the world every day. only one percent of people in poor nations have received
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a shot earlier. my colleague saskia taylor gut reaction from guests. isn't it almost natural that countries will always provide for their own before helping others? yes it is, but i think was particularly on that soon as they are also protecting the monopolies of big pharmaceutical phones. so it makes sense, they want to vaccinate their own people, but to forcibly live in the supply to only allow 5 maternity produce the successful vaccine. we need to flock the world as with safe and effective vaccines for everyone. for the primary thing we need to do is break these monopolies and allow every successful vaccine manufacturer in the world in south africa and india, and left in america to mass, produce these facts. and instead of waiting for the charity rich nations, while they protect their pharmaceutical john, 1st priority is to protect your own population, but not at the expense of other people. we know you've heard
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a lot through the pandemic about the fact that none of us are safe until all of us say you could deliver vaccines to the rest of the world globally. we're going to need more different types of vaccine and we're going to need more local manufacturing capacity. and that's indeed what the, what the rich countries should be supporting. the reason we have these mutations, the reason we have the delta baron is because we're filing to vaccinate the majority of the world, new people that benefit from pace to shots. the pharmaceutical industry, you get to continue to sell year in year out for huge amounts of money faces to the rich world. and i have no interest in vaccinating india africa at low cost. so that's why governments have to intervene. i have to force these companies to open up their recipes, open up their titans. these are publicly funded vaccines. remember immunity does wayne. and we need to have vaccines the all covering the potential variance that
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might be vaccine resistance. but as mac, so what he says, you know, one of the issues here is the, if we don't vaccinate the rest of the world, then we all going to have to have the vaccines. and so it's a cyclical thing. what's important here, you know, is that we dive si, fi the a number of vaccines that are available. there are already a number of different vaccines approved across the world. and we should be focusing on improving the manufacture and distribution of those vaccines. we've created knowing new vaccine, billionaires in the last 6 months, the shareholders of pfizer making more money than they can ever dream of. meanwhile, were fading back from a city and the people that that is pulling, pulling favey on the part of rich countries and pulling fine on the pharmacy companies. the us vice president, come on, harris will visit the vietnam and singapore later this month. under the slogan, america is back, has let the questions over whether the message she's bringing is entirely
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appropriate, given what the locals think and given the events of the previous century. is ortiz, dimitri polk america is back in vietnam, not exactly the bus wording to use, considering its appalling legacy of carpet bombing the country in the sixties and seventies. but vice president, kamala harris's 1st ever planned visit to vietnam, is claimed to have a noble aim. keep in mind the biden harris's administration, main message to the world is not supposed to make you cringe. but really though, can you help it? at least that was the reaction on line vietnam. the nation we destroyed and who is still dealing with the aftermath of our last visit there. kamala is an imperialist say, in america, is back in vietnam. can juris images of b, 50 twos, dropping due to t bombs on villages? do you think if camera was off, how many vietnamese civilian and soldier deaths america was responsible for over 25
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year period? that i guess would be even with an a 1000000 of the actual number. i mean, seriously, america is back. that's the wording. the u. s. went with when visiting a country, it ravaged with a hideously toxic agent orange in the decades long conflict. it's been almost 60 years since the chemical was widely deployed and the vietnamese are still dealing with the aftermath. me. i use that all despite the assurances by washington and annoying of their cooperation to clear up the heretic effects, it is necessary to continue to mobilize resources to accelerate the progress of
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dioxin decontamination and be an apple area. seek more appropriate methods to provide medical care and employment for the victims of agent, orange, dioxin in vietnam. vietnam has certainly not forgotten. countless people are to this day living with the consequences of the atrocity of us committed during his campaign. what the united states government did to vietnam over 50 years ago. we all know what the united states government did in that country. you know, it was that more was horrifyingly, brutal against the vietnamese people. united states was responsible for committing atrocities every single day during that war. not only did the enemies people with ocean people and the cambodian people, i mean we committed mass murder in those 3 countries on a daily basis. and really sending kamala harris. that's just adding insult to
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injury so far. her track record hasn't been all that great. so i would say it's been disastrous. her most spectacular failure so far. being the us father and border crisis a task she was specifically appointed to handle. yet it took her months, stephen, visit the scene, joe biden calmly. harris screwed this up. and let's not make the pandemic worse by making this crisis at the border, even worse than it already. and it's been a month since fighting borders are. kamala harris hopped off of her jet for 90 minutes for a photo shoot near the border, which she dug. there's a southern border visit and still nothing has changed. fending in the least popular person, the us administration has to such a painful spot as vietnam is kind of sending mixed messages to those who fil, suffer. but either way, watch out america is back or, you know, i'm not sure the intricacies of what probably harris is supposed to accomplish
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there. but, you know, one of the things you have to remember that lot of people say that the united states, as the mot, christie, you cannot absolutely cannot be a democracy and a global empire at the same time. because the united states goes in to 3rd world countries and we destroyed their democracy so we can so we can, it's like them. that's what we do. just somebody at top stories for this our here with autism. national thanks for joining us. next program at midnight. moscow time in about half an hour see of the me the news the.

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