ah ah, top headlines here, one are see twitter face is a barrage of accusations that it's doing the u. s. government bidding. it's off of the social media giant work for the washington. think time can suspending more than 3000 accounts from 6 countries for alleged propaganda. the u. k to royal college of midwives apologizes for new inclusive guidelines describing mothers as quote host natal people before and h s. nose tells us of vocal minority has hijacked this conversation. yet to nova example of stem role going in with diversity offices and telling people how to reset their thinking of that man based. also, in a landmark ruling,
a woman born with a spinal defect, wins her case against the doctor who 20 years ago failed to advise the mother properly about having children, guests debate the case because what i do now is medicine. now in 20 years time, we may judge my actions and the dog has completely wrong. but there is something rather bizarre about somebody, shane, and i mean this is a sensitive why. i wish you would never been born. or we are heading into the evening. i was here at moscow, this is alta international just after 6 pm now on saturday. what concerns are being raised over social network? twitters possible ties to the u. s. government ass off to the tech giant suspended more than 3000 accounts from 6 countries, including china and russia, over alleged state sponsored information operations. well,
twitter admits decisions on which accounts to suspend were made with the guidance of the australian strategic policy institute. it's a think tank that sponsored by u. s. government agencies, including the department of defense of correspondent ortiz, daniel hawkins dells, deeper into the institutes, activities. it's common knowledge that trusts in conventional media is falling. you know, when you ask someone where they get their news and they reply, audit, watch tv, i'll do my own research or get money's off social media. that's fair enough. at least with normal news, you tend to know who's sponsoring it, be it's a government or corporation. and you can make your own conclusions. but when you see who's behind an organization claiming to be independent and non partisan, drafted in to help provide independent analysis to stop social media manipulation. well, anyone would have a few questions. it's not like the australian strategic policy institute hide the fact that sponsored by the u. s. government or some of the biggest names in the
military. industrial complex. the long list is there for all to see is just when so much funding comes from the sources. one does want to just how independent and balanced they can be. even former australian officials have concerns about the things thanks output echoed by some current lawmakers. surely it's fair to subject aspect funding arrangements to scrutiny espy receives core funding of $4000000000.00 from the department of defense. again, the thing thank makes no secret of its anti china stance and a list of works on their website. in fact, china is a key target of the organizations works from human rights in shin gan tube chinese tech systems influence projects or this information and social media. many funded by the u. s. department of state and defense. their definition of independent may be malleable to say the least. an a s p i are good at what they do,
at least for their defense, industry, sponsors. the numbers say it all since the think tank was founded 20 years ago. weapons manufacturers have collected tens of billions of dollars in government contracts. prior to the coven pandemic. the organization hosted dozens of event, some bringing together key players in defense and politics. providing the opportunity for closed door discussions with government departments and agencies. the s p i is so heavily involved with foreign governments and political organizations. it's even registered with the australian governments followed employ transparency register. many were so pleased with the thing, thanks. work. their funding to the organization has grown significantly year on year as have their funds from sponsorship and commercial revenue under the direction of executive director peter jennings. who is himself clear where the blame for increasing tensions lies. militarize themselves pharmacy,
posing china's authoritarian control in on kong, threatening fire one and japan on a daily basis. china is the strategic problem in the region and back to the point. the thing thank is now partnered with the social media joint, helping to decide and coordinate what information users have access to and what is sensitive so much for an opponent, analysis and serving the public conversation is little wonder that some question whose interests does this really serve twitter stresses that his goal is to ensure the integrity of public conversation. but alexandra, bruno and independent political analysts says there's so much more to it than that . there is a climate of tension of geopolitical tension already surrounding that. so it's not surprising that twitter is very happy to comply to the you the, let's put at the u. s. mainstream or the deep state view. i'm not surprised at all
that they cooperating with an institute such as the australia and that's not the only one there. cooperating with the, perhaps they chose those too early to appear independent, but they don't expect independent advice. they're looking for the kind of view that reflects we ultimately be american view. how different is the australian view from the american right now, considering that they have just joined our course, that institute is much more closely aligned to langley in virginia, where i'm located, that it is to twitter users wanting independent information in the u. k. the royal college of midwives has said, sorry for its latest supposedly inclusive guidelines, which make no reference to women or mothers, but only to postnatal. people responding to complaints the college called it an oversight, a former, an h. s. notice that we spoke to says it's not the union's role to tell midwives what to think is profit guilty is why they apologize because of the
instantaneous backlash. health services set up to be a safe environment for this normal process is not true. presidents to happen. it is not the moral college of midwives role to tell them, make wise how to think and, and i'm afraid that this is yet another example of stonewall going in with diversity offices and telling people how to reset the thinking of their members. the midwives union withdrew the agenda, unusual guide and softer an online backlash. in the instructions, furniture staff on how to put newborns to bed safely. they did not mention women at all. referring rather to parents or carers. the guidance was supposed to be l g b t inclusive. but it really wasn't much of a success. how can you possibly rise about pregnancy and birth without
mentioning women? that's deliberate, not an oversight. apparently the royal college and midwives says midwives need to call mothers postnatal people, not mothers, all women. so to all you ladies out there, you're a postnatal person, not a mother. i. right. how did the royal colleges meet wives? forget about when they had the so reason you even exist. let former n h, as nurse rebecca butler says that neither the general public nor transgender community even support the idea. people don't want to replace the word fairies, a very, very vocal minority, and a very effective act to this group in stonewall who want to rewrite the rules by which we live. i don't know who they think they're appealing to because the person in front of the midwife is a biological woman. why the world college of midwives has chosen to
adopt policies, advocated by stonewall, is a matter for them to answer. but my point is that the general public does not support base midwife. students who take actually neither does the transgender community. it is one organization that is pushing it to gender so hard i'm. it's getting it very, very badly. a mother is a mother and the role of the midwife is to ensure the mother's safety and the baby safety, and that is the end of their role. they should not be involving themselves in this sort of ridiculous political posturing. a young woman with a spinal defect has successfully sued her mother's doctor for giving her bad advice . 20 years ago before her mother's pregnancy. in atlanta ruling, the u. k. high court agreed that his failure to tell her to take supplements amounts to negligence or easy tombs overcame her condition to become
a power show. jumping star. though she has to spend days at a time connected to tubes of the judge said that this could have been easily avoided if her mother had just been told to take folic acid both before and during her pregnancy. in accordance with official guidance provided with the correct recommended advice, she would have delayed attempts to conceive in the circumstances there would have been no later conception which would have resulted in a normal healthy child. the doctor in question denied the allegations saying he provided all the necessary instructions. 20 years ago, we discussed what president the ruling sets with our guests. john gone to radio host and dr. dean exit a g p. this changes we're talking about was 20 years ago and year 2001 i think it was. and around that sort of time we too would probably have been giving advice off . well, if your diet is rich and go to cast it, keep keep doing it. you don't necessarily need to supplement. so again, it's really hard to judge what happened back in 2001 based on the standard that we
have today. can you really bring fun? you can, because it's what can you bring the case? 20 years after so many poor to afford. i mean this isn't for linda mind where somebody was given, you know, a tablet it's, it isn't that kind of situation. this scenario shows that you're going to have to take a long time in the future to very clearly document the advice we give. and more importantly, actually the advice that we don't gave. so it's kind of a significant amount of time. one of the, the big challenges that often documentation, it's about how you're judged because of course, what i do now is medicine. now in 20 years time, we made george my actions as a doctor has completely wrong because as time progresses and we learn more, our practice is progress. one of my worries will be for doctors that they would on the side of caution now and perhaps recommending for other both difficulties. maybe abortion i'm thinking particularly of down's syndrome babies when we do know that they,
these people can go on to lead very successful lives as well. the have to be aligned somewhere, doesn't matter because of course we recognize that and patients name certain details of medicine. it's our job to teach them. busy to bring them on that journey to get them on board so that we can make decisions to get that to treat the problem . but if we're saying and all that common sense stuff to falls into the lap of the doctor to have to deal with and say, well, come on, the doctor's responsibility to tell you how to live your life. what to do. not only they're responsible for prescribing, but also responsible for telling you how to live healthily and if you don't have healthy that doctors all. and that's an impossible situation to doctors to work it . we do need perhaps now in the light of this we need to put some safety guidelines in there, those to the patient and for the doctor. i mean, i do find it incredible that 20 years after this, the doctor is in this position with his whole life ruined. and i still of immense sympathy, obviously, for lady involved as well. you know,
what were already in that position of jeopardy? because as exactly the situation we, doctors needed maintenance for example, if i was to get the patients and advice today and the patient doesn't necessarily follow that advice, doesn't necessarily come back to see me again, like i asked him to do. and then sadly they developed a severe illness and they come back and see me and say, well, the doctor never found it. my argument back would be, well, you didn't come back to me like asked you to or you didn't do the things that i asked you to. nonetheless, i will have to go through the process of call. i just think this is a really tragic case. and i wish i had never come to court. i wish the evie had got the help and the assistance she needs. but there is something rather bizarre about somebody saying, and i mean this in a sensitive way. i wish i had never been born bouquets or former information commissioner is raising the alarm over the government's planned . new advanced research agency, or the body will be totally exempt from requests under the freedom of information
act. that basically means that journalists and the entire public could be left in the dark about how it spends the 800000000 pounds that have been here mcg for its budget. now the u. k is a freedom of information that came into force in 2005. it entitled citizens access the data held by the authorities. and while hailed as a step towards open government. it certainly has its critics, including among those behind the new exempt research agency. from my point of view, as a truly malign piece of legislation, i am fully in favor of decisions and information about them being released. but i fail to see how the process ology, of government benefits at all from freedom of information disclosures. in september opened democracy reveal that over the last 5 years, the u. k. government reportedly spent at least half a 1000000 pounds on legal battles trying to prevent. disclosures of information is mainly concerned health and social care and coordinator over you case,
freedom of information act center mock watts believes the latest exemption is an attempt to cut transparency. this time i say the government's decided that and it will, it will knowns have the freedom be subject to the free. the information act will not be subject to the foil. and it's the 1st time that a u. k. government, department, or agency. i got a u. k. government, monte anne has had that exemption and it is an extraordinary development. and i think a lot of people that wondering why, unless it is, i think the lease is quite clear. this is a government that simply does not like this, written phoebe a fake information act in dated most governments don't like to be held accountable and tend not to like freedom information very much. and this government here in britain most certainly does not. and the minister, norwich martin can made these comments about how terrible with
mation was in his queue in jen. and i think what he was giving away was the real view of the government. and in defending the fact that the st. and she would not be subject to it when the agency is formed. he was giving away the wider perception that is held by the government, which is they do not mind figure information. he thinks foyer is repelled months. the question is, what does he have to hide? what is his government at hind? i roughly half way through the program here with our t and still to come the christmas tree in need of a spruce, up a brit, some mocking of the capitals, traditional festive gift from norway and trafalgar square. i will give you all the details in just a moment. the oh i use join me every thursday on the alex salmon show and i'll be speaking to guess in the world,
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oh, can you to join us for the news today on arts he, the new all micron strain of cobra has now been found in 38 countries. that's according to the world health organization. 0 deaths have been reported. however, the latest date has suggesting the virus is spreading twice as fast as his predecessor delta. meanwhile, is south africa, which was among the 1st to report a new strain is apparently seeing new daily records at the low vaccination rate in the country has started picking, picking up in recent days, injections all widely available. but lesson, the entire half of the adult population has been inoculated so far. though, in jo bug speaking to vaccine experts, is our correspondent policy. people don't know what this on the crown is, especially because sciences haven't confirmed conclusively what the side effects are. so we are getting a lot of people coming through out of fear,
especially in our older population. you know, people who are regent, 7 seas and 8 sees we see been quite anxious to get they booster. and so they, as i would say, traffic she to fear of the unknown. the is concerned that the vaccines aren't working, but i always say to them, remember, last year, how many patients we had in hospital in icu use, how hospitals almost had to convert every ward. and so many i see you and food in the e r's compared to now people are still getting contracted with cove it but it's manageable . so we are seeing numbers going up. but in terms of how severe the reaction is to the virus, it's a lot to listen. this is a private explanation santa, which means it is well we thought and full of information, a far cry from many of the vaccination centers in the poorer locations here in south africa where there's a lack of resources and people don't have the kind of information that they have here, hasn't been here 6 months ago. it would have been
a very different story. but in the last 6 months, you've had in july and way across the country. and in november you had municipal elections. following those 2 massive in you now have a situation in south africa. we're almost everybody knows somebody who has contracted coverage. we need to realize that everything that we do will be a precautionary measure, so that we can control and help save a good, a good number of them. i try to, i said the meets also take an extra parts and that will and find turing solutions immediately. i just kind of in here what's going on in the world, you realize that if you don't put on the effort, someone else might have to die for you. so i decided i'm going to protect people and come in there, my vaccination, then we need to get that immunity going and, and yeah, the boosters and the vaccines worth of science as shown less with in south africa. specifically, we've known that vaccinated people are not in hospitals, on ventilators, it's mostly undocumented. of the unit,
there will be more videos. you're still gonna, i'm still going to be the last one becoming so. so if i'm vaccinated from also, you know, positively to physically, i'm jimmy doodle. so i'll be thronging my body. this is south africa 2nd christmas and a lockdown. december is also the main holiday season, which is why many here are concerned that with the ongoing international travel bad, just what the impact on the economy will be. and whether or not that ever get to spend a christmas with a loved ones. policy a r t, johannesburg, south africa. the white house is blaming a surgeon. lawlessness in america, on the pandemic. a press secretary gen saki, when questioned about recent mass looting, blame to cove. it. when a huge group of criminals organized themselves and they want to go loop, they store a cbs and nordstrom, a home depot, until the shelves are clean. you think that because of the handout?
i think a root cause and a lot of communities is the pandemic. yes, gen saki remarks come at a spike and looting in a number of states over the last month. something that some are planning on the rise of the to fund the police movement. just for a moment his a looked back as some of the recent looting who we spoke with returned police officer. dominic is obe, who explained to us why he thinks the hola crime wave across america has absolutely nothing to do with anything to do with cov, just embarrassing that they're not admitting what it is. it has nothing to do with co, but it has nothing to do with bell reform, and then releasing criminals right back on the street, not prosecuting properly has nothing to do. a coven defined the police movement is
an emotional response for any time that the public doesn't understand when use of force is needed, right? you have unarmed either black americans or whatever the case is shot by police in and before an investigation is done. the civil rights activists come in and claim police misconduct. so we already have a situation where emotions are high. the voter thinks the emotional voter thinks is that who this is d funding, the police, which means we're going to get rid of the cops on our streets. and then let's replace them with the social workers or other people who are better trained and equipped to deal with emotional issues on the street. when you start to have that mindset, well then you're, you're looking at police negative. so already be immoral. the criminal who are out there, feel that they've got the backing of the public. well, i don't have to obey the law. i can break the law because there's already this massive movement defined the police, which means they're going to side with me. it's a mindset of, it's okay for us to do this and we're going to act like criminals because nothing's
gonna happen to us. well, as a what is the facing that of a crime way? the united states is also suffering from that of soaring inflation. i'm sure you've heard the story. i mean, we talk about 3 decade highs right now, and many americans are blaming the biden administration for all of this. a 20 percent. a fact saying that poor leadership is america's biggest problem, while democrats are apparently among them with some quitting the party, some won't even others just switching sides. let's break it all down with a correspondent caleb mobbing. apparently it's not only working families throughout america who are disappointed by the biden administrations handling of several crises. it's also members of biden's own democratic party, some like the former spokesperson for the washington dc mayor have decided to switch over to the republicans hispanic and also black eyes. i should be democrat by fault, but i'm going against their narrative. and i feel like right now, everything is crumbling for the democrats biden is completely destroying the
economy right now and people can feel it. so that's what's happening in washington dc. now washington, d. c, is a city that is pretty solidly in the democratic camp. democrats sometimes even get 90 percent of the vote in elections. no wonder democrats as far away as texas are switching sides. friends something it's happening in south texas and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in washington d. c. on not our values, not the values of most texans, the ideology of to funding the police of destroying oil and gas industry. and the chaos our board is disastrous for those of us who live here in south texas. in addition to the recent shifts, 19 democrats are set to leave the house of representatives in 2022. that includes 3 committee chair, some are retiring or seeking another office. republicans only need to gain 5 more seeds in the upcoming mid term vote in order to re take control of the house of representatives. and many observers say their chances of doing so are pretty good.
some are comparing it to the republican sweep 10 years ago. how's democrats have more retirements than they did in 2010 when they lost 63 seats? it's not only the party that's losing people. kamala harris, the vice president of joe biden, is watching her team implode as well. her spokesperson and her communications director have both decided to quit with reports indicating that there are 2 more aids who have one foot out. the door reports are leaking out about strife between her office and the biden team, and the backdrop to all of this is the joe biden's approval ratings. keep going down. the mid terms are less than a year away and the democratic party seems to be crashing and burning. it appears that some in light of the circumstances have decided to jump out of a sinking ship, which might be causing the democrats even more trouble. the democrats are not delivery of plain and simple, and they're specifically not delivering to the people who are responsible for
putting them in power, namely indigenous black, brown, asian, and poor white people. they had given his president and his congress a chance to govern, and the results so far can have just not been adequate enough. we have not seen a protection of voting rights. we have not seen police reform. we have not seen action on climate change. i think that people are rightfully letting this administration know based on the approval ratings that are more needs to be done and very, very quickly. or there will be electoral consequences or things i turned around and i did very, very quickly where people can start to see the trajectory of it going upwards in their favor. they're going to respond with their boats and the democrats could be wiped out. the festive season has got off to a bad stop in london. the capitals showcase a christmas tree and trafalgar not quite up to scratch this year. it's got many people gradually scratching their heads. well, have they done something to upset no way. i look at this.
ah ah, ah, but trafalgar square, christmas tree got a trim from forest johnson's baba. all we had to go with no, we know that your focus gray christmas tree has arrived with the following media includes potentially sensitive content. sometimes i wonder if no way is trolling off the base when they choose which tree to give us waterfowl. gus square
i would like everyone to know that half of my branches are not missing. they are social distancing. remember to stay safe this christmas and wear a face covering on public transport and while inside shops. while let's bring you some news we're getting in right now here at arching international in moscow as we understand the russian president vladimir putin and his u. s. counterpart joe biden planning to hold a video coal on tuesday evening. the exact time and duration of the conversation has yet to be great on by themselves on that coordinators. it's worth mentioning a obviously the tabloids are on the well the talking a lot about eastern ukraine right now. a key of is getting very upset with the alleged russian maneuvers beyond the board is that it is worth worth saying that the russian president vladimir putin has said when it comes to ukraine. red lines are being crossed and in the past 24 hours. joe biden said, i don't accept any one's red lines. so on tuesday they'll have a video cool. we'll see how that goes for you. of course,
we'll be covering that here. we're not international on air and on line from the me time your program returns at the top of the hour. i love action return senior watching, going underground amid global fee is over. a new coven variant on the current coming up with the show, an advisor to the 1st government that reported all mc ones of the world health organization. and whether the next variance will not be reported for fear of nato nation sanction. and the end of day's coming, we investigated why today 35000 people on average will have converted to a full.