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master mysteries or when i. sea and the nation's capital for the need to make changes to expanding us surveillance to protect your online privacy of a new oversight board met today to discuss possible changes to the patriot act as well as the fight that. does this board actually not that i wouldn't change anything policy. he's now on the net and the german news magazine has published a manifesto written by nsa whistleblower edwards noted former contractor is pleading for clemency from the us
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government. white house officials have stopped at the request more on that coming up. and in oman thousands gathered outside the former us embassy. anti american protest marked with the verse three of the nineteen seventy nine ce to that former and is intent on more on the troubled path between the two nations leader and shadow. it's monday november for its like im in washington d c time of year and even when you're watching our tea. we did today with a special hearing held by the privacy and civil liberties oversight board for the pc llp. the hearing took place today in washington dc and was meant to take into consideration the recommended changes to both the peachtree act and to fines are also known as the foreign intelligence surveillance act at the hearing one proponent of the current legislation on former justice department intelligence official
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commended by the court calling it a national treasure. take a lesson. in many ways i would say no staining much of what has been written in the press the price accord is a national treasure. it has done its job in exemplary fashion during wartime. along with the support team some vocal resistance to current nsa policies specifically from those who are representing large cap companies. my client work has given me a unique view into the position of providers and service providers who received demands under fives up his help me see two aspects of the process which i believe are inconsistent with the core principles of our legal system. first the over broad cloak of secrecy that applies to everything prize related and the lack of it to adversarial process. now keep in mind that this is an oversight board that was established back in two thousand seven to ensure that the privacy and civil liberties of americans were appropriately considered the implementation of all laws and policies related to
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terrorism. even now was established back in two thousand set and it wasn't until two thousand. well that individuals were actually nominated to sit on the board meeting this is a fairly new oversight committee. i was going to earlier by mancini don the founder of meeting privacy advisor and advisory firm as he blew to talk about the role this board is like an airplane going forward. i first asked and what parts of the surveillance legislation are really up to reveal. i have to tell you it is. even though they're supposed to target certain pieces of legislation and look at everything. they are actually doing that they aren't looking for what it appears that everything i don't think there's anything on the table that's not progress enough for review. but that said there were a couple of things that came oh one days whether or not the phone records capability tapping the phone records and collection of phone records should be completely done away with that was one extreme or should there be changes on it another was whether there should be a special advocate
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assigned specifically to sit inside the prize accords the secret courts to raise the civil liberties questions in the privacy questions and owes it to extremely significant things that are being discussed right now i'm hearing is actually not done is to be done in just a little bit so hopefully we'll be hearing some result out of that. this was actually set out in two thousand and seven it took five years however to get people actually seated on the board what's your sense as to why it took so long. i think there's a couple of things one is at number one as big a was passed and signed into law in two thousand and seven. and then there was a change in presidency and i think that has a big impact on how things move quickly to move to second and probably more important than anything else including what will happen with this board going forward isn't that right now in congress. nothing is really happening when it comes to legislation and action will
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be lowered because of the battles that go on between them as they stay inside the beltway between the keys in the arts but really for your viewers the democrats and republicans sharon i think that's going to do it every step. oh and bill were with every step for adobe a few steps back and that trust of all that willing we'll go back and forth. and who are the people sitting on this forgiving follow along democratic and republican party lines. i think anything of that thing inside the bell anything inside about which there is no such thing as not being among political or party lines. but if you do look at the resumes which i didn't look at it is truly the who's who of america when it comes to privacy and justice the various there seems to be at least on the surface of it a balance between the two sides. but i will tell you that there's an extreme leftist bent. i'll bet that comes out strikingly and also the people who submitted information and request but what areas should be reviewed come very strongly from
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the civil libertarian sided view of the ibc and pro privacy side of you as opposed to the pro gun horseman action and is not an intelligent action inside of you. interesting and then this is considered to be an independent agency will look kind of authority doesn't actually have an engine warning to its present offer criticism of the nsa. i think the easiest way to put it it has the ability to pass. and that's where in many ways and then based on the question to come out to make recommendations. it has no enforcement power. currently it has no subpoena power. but it does have the ability to ask questions and in many ways it's almost like a government sanctioned organization that is its own whistleblower if it does find something when it's asking the question. this board like you mentioned does not have subpoena authority that mean they cannot force an agency to produce documents or insert questions on in town and said it would have to ask
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the attorney general to issue a subpoena on its behalf. is the challenge is to die its ability to really active and independent body. sometimes you can connect a lot of business and ask a lot of questions without ever asking for subpoenaed to be issued as it had a killer independence i don't know me really means to be the answer is yes it doesn't have your independence but doesn't really need to pick an answer other questions. and if it's not getting the right answers or the answers that things are open and honest and truthful and is causing enough information he can raise those questions are there and then raise them not only privately but more important than anything else in the times when right now is to raise their publicly without worrying about the fact that the meek something or it's going to get punished it has to go hide out in russia like somebody else is doing. sure hands and or cnn center sadly he wants to give the board subpoena power to investigate issues about privacy and national security
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this that would be true the legislation he's sponsoring with the rapids and james sensenbrenner what's the likelihood will see this happening considering the increasing scrutiny of enacting policies i think we know it is no question that legislation is going to get attention but if you look at it. one of the big things but it is i think they're sixteen. i senators who have co signed it. all of them are democrats and their sixteen the house and i think legitimacy is not bipartisan legislation moving coordinate see a very common on bipartisan or just call a democrat and again it's been a running did all those robots that we've seen with every house everything else that's going on and on the hill right now which is the dems fighting the artisan and in it's going to continue and i i think ultimately it will raise awareness but then end up dying a shared love to see you coming and breaking that down for us mancini down the road access scheme will thinks things through. and the german news magazine der spiegel has published an open
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letter in sens was written by former government contractor edward snowman. in articles ten and says that calls for change in surveillance programs in justifying his decision to leak classified information. the article of course alice known as requests for clemency to the us government for his actions. however the obama administration has made it clear that it has no intention of showing any leniency in seven's case. our chief peter oliver is in germany brings us more the spa nice comfy loads to the taste of politics. that's according to whistleblower edward snowden right thing in the major two minute news weekly dish beagle he's put forward what he calls his manifesto for truth in which he condemns the security agencies around the world that is set out to simeon only handle so that journalists that if published his articles in various publications around the world he also did the maze of saying that we need to stop this kind of spying culture
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that is taken over. it's all parts of haiti in a chair and knit and make a set of articles about edward snowden inmates in the gym and paper it comes on the back if that support for edwards to admit it in geneva on animosity increase we've seen a group of over fifty as senior figures calling for him actually to be to be granted asylum in germany now and the optical it to say that something that perhaps they had the car in german government wouldn't support spouse because suggesting that bad and some of the skeletons in their own clothes that could come out if there was a new page investigation into just exactly what's it going on in terms of the nsa spying program. i love that among states fifty that say that it snowed and change should come to you and should be allowed to come to germany. that is wl that says swansea new foliage among politicians say edward snowden has done a great service to the western world. and now it's up to austin to help in some huge
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support for snowden and he's laying out his ideas. right here in the german press that was our chief peter oliver reporting from germany and communities across the nation are gearing up for special elections tomorrow which is november that residence in fifteen different cities will be headed to the polls in two states will hold governor races those days are new jersey and virginia. now the virginia election in particular is capturing national attention with some calling it a marquee twenty thirteen contest so far the state's campaigning efforts have broken fund raising records and many say it has laid the groundwork for what next year's congressional races will look like the top candidates are democratic insider a tea party backed republican and one likely candidate a libertarian named robert serve as the shaken up the race and put the outcome in question are teasing and lopez has more. it's crunch
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time in virginia up for grabs governorship in one of the country's most contentious swing states both republican candidates in alley and democrat terry mcauliffe and cold in the big guns hoping political star power can clinch them the election. it's a very interesting election year as well as we really have two of the most sub par candidates from most people i speak with them. you know most the report she get all the rest democrat terry mcauliffe is facing off against virginia attorney general ken kitchen now ex governor of virginia calls and some presidential fire power and what's the biggest difference here the government shutdown and emitted of the shutdown is hurt the republican party's brandon stayed a virginia muslim voters head to the polls on tuesday. you'll have not two but three choices for governor or outside the senate calendar that would not have the support isn't he. don't force of the governor's race a libertarian candidate who takes political stomping back to its traditional really
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love that their vote on tuesday. yes i know that he doesn't think that i am. as a means to entice me to give up because it is any guide the like. lunch is up to well established competitor is robert service doesn't own the name recognition or if the funds in norse be able to buy vast amounts of air time in order to get his message out that his daddy comes some places like that dulles town center where he shakes hands and gets no voters oh one by one and the county plans to win the virginia governor's race. then there's the palpable sense that the republican and democratic parties are no longer govern in the interest. he's already took more than thirty thousand miles on his band during this campaign season this weekend's final push and the thirty seven year old his family he and his volunteer staff. renting an rv and grinding to a heavily and of virginia in one last push to win over voter if you want to virginia this open minded and open for business you have someone to vote for
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tony cronyism and corporatism out of government yet some of the four. if you want someone to this answer questions honestly and substantively and he's running a positive campaign and one two and politics is useful notes on both my husband robert service. what the message hasn't been in the service has raised a fraction of what his two competitors have made much of the money pouring in to coach an alley and all its campaigns have been focused on it and adds some things are amiss refuses to do despite his limited funds services setting himself up to be the most successful third party candidate in virginia in twenty year service was held at a steady ten percent throughout his campaign because of this republicans in the statement warned that he could spoil the election and the finale by stealing about. if i'm spoiling be the results for the republicans and democrats i can only be a good thing they've they've essentially spoiled the system the political system they close off the local market
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and they've they've allowed cronyism to infect our government. even if he doesn't win virginia selection. he could make history and it all comes down to one nine in virginia election law. it says that yes our ms garner is ten percent of the total vote the libertarian party will be allowed on the ballot without petitions and a candidate will be allowed to participate in debates until twenty sixty. there's a lot of people that will show up as a protest or would just you know throw their vote away or whatever else but to actually physically castle eager for service in him to reach that threshold yet that would be monumental and i think then the virginia race could be a bellwether for i'm everything i spoke of having twenty sixteen actually may be happening or later potentially keating will wait for another libertarian candidate to win in the future. in sterling virginia on that in the pan and now on to miami beach florida where a semi week contest election is taking
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root. this time however it's for the mayor of the city the fringe candidate looking up and this year's traditional runners is steve burke a thirty two year old yale university grad and former comedienne. his campaign burke has been trying to appeal to younger disenfranchise voters who he's as mimi willing to take a chance on him when the polls open tomorrow. rt scary and boring is in miami and brings us more the lights years ago but we just didn't seem that any tear of miami beach mayoral candidate looking to refine his sixty nine he happens to them was a rough season. this tropical paradise has been plagued with corruption and police misconduct scandals that have gained national attention. steve running on a platform it is guaranteed to bring fiscal responsibility to cityhall to put an end to the un force and brutality he plans to implement an independent police review and disciplinary board. yes i was to de criminalize marijuana which would save the city three million dollars a year
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the miami beach near election is non partisan covered steel has created a political party at his own and trying to come up with the new party called the after party. it's a party specifically designed for young and disenfranchise voters. if we can actually get elected we can make some serious change his politics are often the means of communicating them are spoken in tampa. he is most recognized for its rapidly as one of which he advocates for antigua and raw. she still pulls out the science of marijuana to know what the people suffering from back home what they did think it helps with the condition of good food eating contest the opposition's the two korean back to the brink of a back injury during his professional tennis career church of medicinal marijuana as a natural alternative to resort to drugs for treatment. don't like is the politics that would challenge anyone to the game attendance for their belts. i hope that your vote does not equate with a record of one month the five points but i need you who didn't
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think it reached the owners do crap recreation are reversed. he hangs out with his wing help on the new gto is big is the pony is philip levine a multimillionaire businessman has endorsed by former us president bill created scenes as he is in the pocket of corporate guidance for the past and i was one point two million dollars a visit on monday at his camp needed for it seemed that only pay ten thousand dollars is spent over one hundred to windy but they merely tight in the pool as i spoke to some residents can ask them who they think is the best candidate to the city. burke was steve burke. is it was my son might say oh you're adorable you're heading toward the comedy circuit. yes absolutely no interest in being there a lot of people think like my vote doesn't matter anyways. and so little of what is a coach who shot before. really they're all corrupt. she says now. god uses our own the young people are infatuated with hannah. this
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demographic is so disenfranchised by the political system that very human bio in the immediate elections. even when your best friends about lighting up your book and they're not. five it said on wednesday evening but what i got a kick in and out. burke is a comedian he just wants to beat phoenix suburb burke is no stranger to visit us this proposed billion styling cable car called the styling of the solution to the city's traffic problems. this project has even caught the attention of virgin ceo sir richard branson is interested in sponsoring it and of course steve has a song for the sale. among the humans. and when you see a new business. i had no way i choose to blame. in line to make her a lot about challenging the status while steve barr has won the most alternative candidates we've seen but he lacks some of the resources as his opponents. maybe he's ready for this change election day
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is november fact many beach florida kerry and boring rt and still ahead here on our team in iran thousands of protesters gathered outside a former u s embassy in teheran the anti american rally occurs on the anniversary of the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution and a seat on the former us embassy more on a history of troubled relations after the break the ay ay ay ay ay ay ay
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since. and now we turn to iran were tens of thousands of demonstrators. the streets today outside the former us embassy in teheran . now these protests take place every year outside the compound marking the anniversary of the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution in takeover of the us embassy however today's protest was bigger than in years past. in fact it was so alert is said is the biggest anti american rally in the capital in years which many say signals the opposition to present haha nice historic outreach to washington ties between the two countries have been strained since the iranian embassy siege which began the hostage crisis with fifty two people held for four
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hundred and forty four days rtc and takes a look back on that defining moment the job. july. there's a hollywood story of the iranian hostage crisis that we all know from a movie called the cargo that came out last year. it tells the story of a c i a mission to sneak six american diplomats would lead the industry out of your own the movie depicts a hostile iranian government and whipped into supporting the hostage crisis and determined to do harm to americans that story won an oscar for best picture but there's another story about this hostage crisis that is rarely told one that's perfect for hollywood to. if it weren't for the fact that it advocates a major us political party and a former president on this treasure in a conspiracy to use american hostages in a bargaining chip when an election. earlier this year an article was published in the christian science monitor its land the movie are are saying that
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by falsifying misrepresented in taking critical facts out of context academy award winning film argo delivers a pro shi'ite a message at the cost of the iranian people and history the article then goes on to note that the movie. this represents the iranian government stand in regard to hostage taking. it also completely misrepresent iranians by portraying us as the irrational people consumed by aggressive promotion. and then the first election post revolution an election that took place during the hostage crisis ninety six percent of votes in the collection were given to candidates who were against the hostage taking why with all of the support for releasing the hostages the crisis last awhile. well here comes the bombshell allegations. ayatollah khamenei in ronald reagan and organize the clandestine negotiation. later known as the october surprise which prevented the attempts by then us president jimmy carter to free the hostages before the nineteen eighty u s president election to
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replace the fact that there were not released to the results of election in favor of britain. sure enough the hostages were released the day reagan was sworn in this is a pretty explosive charge then you're probably thinking it came from some crackpot right. well no but tanner wrote this article is making this claim is none other than the former president of iran himself abdulla somebody saw her very first president of the islamic republican we're on the menu served during the hostage crisis. buddy's daughter adds to my advisors were executed by committees regime because they have become aware of the seeker relationship between khomeini the son ahmad. the islamic republican party in the reagan administration. as part of the deal today the hostages longer the sleds the reagan team promised iran weapons which would be funneled into israel as all of the un freezing of certainty iranian assets in us banks. this was in the first time bunnies daughter made this claim
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either. in nineteen ninety two. in ft wrote a letter to a house of representatives taskforce investigating allegations that the reagan team conspired to keep the hostages longer. that letter along with another letter written by the foreign minister be wrong but further implicated the redeem team was dismissed by the taskforce. but congressional task force is exonerated berated him for what would have been a high treason. allegations of an october surprise continue to persist. a report by the russian government confirmed its sources in the israeli government did to answer due to their former reagan insider barber harder in nineteen eighty the former defence minister portugal claimed he had documents with approval of the october surprise that he would take the united nations unfortunately he died shortly thereafter. in a plane crash. so we can know for sure will really happen behind the scenes in washington and then you're on thirty four years ago. but there's pretty good evidence to suggest something
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underhanded may have happened what a way to a truly transformative. braden presidential address tricia head to head to take my word for it. just a former president of the runs were foreign. in washington dc same socks are too. we hear today an end date our politicians argue that there are just not enough jobs out there. of course we all want a job to contribute to society and feel a sense of self worth in today's residents. laurie harkin is takes a look at the shrinking of our eight hour workday and the demise of the american job market. new new new new
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i thought that stops all that i eat it. the government isn't making enough of that corporations aren't offering any good ones anymore. it sucks. you flatter me and wouldn't you need any money to survive. i am the only one feeling it contributing to society. so everyone is having on the disintegration of the job market. manganese the article called new economy is in danger to have grass. that is a service where people dress mom tot abt time that people can do them for money. i could using their name to catch up to record a short term deal at a freelance jobs. the article take issue with how we are seeing the demise of the whole time. eight hour day corporate doubt a great part time gigs with intent and servitude. ok there's no
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denying that he had a nice top. not being able to provide is awful and i wouldn't wish that anyone in class. in my room of the old model really isn't a bad thing in the scope of the progress of humanity. i'm even more today so pretty anymore in. that's eight hours a day. today the wind a corporation whose executives that branch off and your efforts. barely even believing in what your company in julie and contributing to society. i don't like them are debating if i waited fifteen break down some of the truly clean ish quality is the forty hour work week. next was the easiest tired and hungry for indulgence willing to pay our last. for convenience and anarchy. for me. that is tied with and i answered so that will continue. one thing we don't have. in other words
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super eight of the corporations law while your horror and the ones he had a crappy movies and stars and trend is designed to help us forget how much meters out to me it into a brand new model red dots for the future we actually believe that and instead of moaning the loss of a system that the corporation's board of a good read. if you ask me to my old friends. in the house a lot more like slavery and the usa is ours to create it's time to bet that by buying and the ads are meant for it. and that does it for now from the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash rt america. check out our website our t dot com site usa. follow me on twitter at him you're indeed
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