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tonight giving time to the ignored the world's most famous whistleblower premieres his talk show here on our t.v. a controversial news makers who get really stuck by the mainstream. syrian rebels passionately it's called finance a peace plan is the last chance to end the bloodshed but russia warms some forces remain intent on stirring the conflict. america's torture techniques are equal the war crimes the league's state department but most with grave concerns over the bush administration's brutal interrogation.
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other eight pm tuesday evening here in moscow very good to have you company this is our team our name is kevin know it and our top story tonight this choose those things the premier on our say of one of the most highly anticipated news talk shows of recent years world renowned whistleblower julian assange just going head to head with a series of controversial high profile figures despite having the stock in house arrest in the u.k. for a staggering five hundred days now it is laura smith more on the first edition of the show the promise is to give the floor to those mostly shunned by the mainstream media. it's an interview with someone who's only very rarely heard from in the west's time with six years ago the millions he's a freedom fighter but the millions of others he's a terrorist it's the highly controversial leader of hezbollah qatar not for the assumption not spiritual tape or a range of issues to deal with his areas of influence including the israeli
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palestinian conflict and has below its role in the international struggle a bit syria now for the revealed for the first time that has contacted the opposition in syria to urge them to negotiate with the fact that regime they refuse that hezbollah will keep pushing. what we call for serious negotiations dialogue is there a format for them to be carried out because the alternative to the no one cause of the first is to cover things inside syria because of the sensitivity of the situations in syria to also the just to push them to civil war and this is exactly what america is one for syria after that also pointed to the involvement of al qaida in syria saying agitated have already arrived and they'll be followed by more al qaida members from elsewhere in the arab world they he said are trying to deal dave syria and turkey to a battleground elsewhere in the region not really reiterated hezbollah its view
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that palestine belongs to the palestinians that if it's my house in you have if your house i don't know can come out for something become my interest me or i'm going to guess just because i'm stronger than you i. can call you and that doesn't give me that doesn't realize my question because now i'm going to talk to. a head of the broadcast of the program at the secretly cation where he films the show we told all about the show how he chose the guests because he spent a lot of time himself in the other side of the interview with death he talked about his disenchantment with mainstream media and why he chose in our teeth to broadcast this show and also why he feels that he's in a unique position to make an interview show of his heart let's hear what he had to say. the majority of court. could not. get work i was doing with me.
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or two of you were probably would report on. you and was somewhat. dangerous and difficult for medical situation so they can speak to the green. room . it's not too late the whole senate will be broadcast here on our t.v. every two hours through tuesday did catch it. showing. signs you show in ninety minutes here on our team tonight. elements within syria's opposition admit the kofi annan peace plan is the last say the side has to end violence now but after talks in moscow with the syrian national called nation committee russia warned that some foreign states are still urging the rebels not to commit to a cease fire earlier russia's foreign minister can vent the u.s. and some gulf nations for agreeing to give money to the opposition despite the ongoing peace efforts there renewed mass rallies in syria me time amid the truce but there is some for use to the subject of
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a peaceful calls for freedom and democracy are being smeared by the armed militia of his exam the boy because latest report from damascus contains graphic footage which may well find upsetting. this is the media feast of the syrian revolution and shaven men with kalashnikovs appealing to the international community to stop the killing of children by the bloodthirsty army. a few weeks later the same man this time causing a soldier going around knocking of the door some people. later we see them again already dad shown on you tube the billions the rest savagely killed by troops. still western policy makers insist on calling these people freedom fighters rather than charities.
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and the definition. of you know. we have. of course this is also the syrian opposition but they face goals and ways of achieving them are strikingly different based kurdish reman are against the entrenched discrimination of the ethnic group others in the crowd called for free elections and stopping arbitrary detentions still the main slogan they are rallying under is for peaceful change we think that bashar assad has to step down but we are totally convinced it can be achieved through nonviolent means the only way for this democratic revolution to proceed is
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peacefully all sides have to stop the violence small rallies like these almost there were clear currents in damascus this time even syrian state t.v. came to fill my. attention the syrian opposition has many faces and there's a growing concern here that basically the radicals the west may be hurting because rates. are has essentially drawn down. calls for democratic change the organizers of this rally received a permit from there they didn't last long an hour into the protest a group of us thought supporters appeared from nowhere sending demonstrators running on this occasion nobody was hurt. democracy is about the rule of the majority and the majority of the people support bashar assad these people. with their different from the guns course that supporters there is indeed little
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difference between peaceful protesters and the rebels and it looks like the west is making the same mistake they betting on the arm the position international porous make activists like this guilty of association it began charging militia we will start seeing violence. doings it gets much much worse and a lot of i will start to come in as i say all the buzz is just not promote democracy or quite the opposite chaos and even promote in the long run. syria has long prided itself on tolerance but when it comes to politics the gloves come off very quickly and only a syrian says to agree to disagree but more importantly they have to learn how to do it in a nonviolent way and the workers are the damascus syria well despite the reduction of violence in syria officials from western and arab countries have been meeting today to reinforce sanctions against president francis previous measures have
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started to work wiping out half serious foreign currency reserves but political analyst was a captive in damascus says its average citizens though were bearing the brunt. when i see sanctions for a civil aviation minus the sanctions for transfer. care and see when you see sanctions on trade at least when needing help very hard to syrian citizens i do think they really concerned the government and if they do they only concern the government in the sense that they will create a sense of congress among certain segments of the population and this whole litany of sanctions has proved over the years to be nothing but a tool to really heads and hurt the weakest members of society the situation though is really tense right now and i think this is not the time for political posturing this is a time for everyone to sit down behind
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a negotiating table and think about the shape and the future of syria that we want . and looking ahead this hour farther more middle east troubles in focus in a few minutes as well an r.c. israel buying the war drums again over a rally even though the rest of the world seems content with how the nuclear talks are now progressing we've got a lot of comment on that coming up for you in just a few minutes time also the u.s. government just won't quit when it comes to tightening the noose around the net now a bill that would let officials take what they want when they want with you or private online data and there's a week of furious protesting ahead because of it as we report. next though no regrets so repentance from norwegian mass killer anders breivik who says he would have done it all again this testimony came on day two of this trial because evidence has been published instead of being broadcast like the rest of the hearing brevity admits last summer's borman gun attacks and elsewhere which killed
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seventy seven people but pleads not guilty saying it was in self-defense to protect norway from. tuesday's hearing was delayed after a judge was dismissed from commenting on facebook shortly after the tragedy that breivik deserved the death sentence a penalty banned in a way that judges we may be disallowed but critics still publicly hailing his massacre is the most spectacular and sophisticated attack on europe since world war two for many brevik scary exactly what he wanted the platform his extreme ideas. that is the way the fuel the justice system works in it in the european union in norway he he will clearly how is opportunity to express his own views on just hopes that the overwhelming majority of people will reject him for what they are signs of if you want him a man who who is deluded and a racist who isn't of obese is something that we've seen across the european union . in germany and in france in the united kingdom as well as in norway he's just he
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was particularly successful but i think he's he's he's one of. many maybe too strong body he's certainly not unique in amy's whatsoever and least groups are actually working together to promote these kind of low wall visu in many senses follow the same pattern as the some of the muslim fundamentalists do. well if founders brevik is ruled as saying the maximum jail sentence he'd receive is just twenty one years but i could be extended if he's considered to still pose a threat to society if not then it's three months in prison for every person killed about what he called the see the prison indeed which may brevik and where the mass killer could spend his i interrupted days behind bars it's from last night r.t. . the developing story today israel's military action against iran is still on the table despite the resumption of nuclear talks between turan and major world
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powers and the israeli defense minister denies promising america that no strike would be launched while there goes the oceans are under way let's talk about this now with side mohammad marandi politics professor at university of toronto's very good seat on the program sir thanks for being on the line from beirut. also is participating in these weekend talks the witness described them as constructive for the ran even saying they were successful so why is israel ratcheting up this hard talk right now than anything. seems that as usual the israeli regime is trying to put pressure on western countries to take a harder stance against iran. israeli regime of course is doing itself no service by constantly threatening iran with military attacks because it is a violation of international law and it is also. an exam to terrorize the right people
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. by making these threats so i think in the eyes of public opinion israel only. because at the end of the day if the israelis or the americans think that it's the iranians will shift their position they're mistaken in fact the more the threat the harder the iranian position will be all the way along the line of the u.s. seems to be trying to temper israel from striking around why is israel so restless at the moment. well it is possible that there may be some sort of breakthrough in the negotiations it's not clear that this will be the case but after all it seems that at least the verbal the the western powers within the five plus one have at least officially recognize iran's rights within the framework of the n.p.t. and this is something that iran has been saying all along iran is from the very
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start has been saying that it doesn't want anything more than then p t and it will not accept anything less within the five plus one of course there are major space because russia and china have very different positions from western countries so there's really as may be concern that western countries may be shifting their position and this is partially due to the fact that oil prices have gone have gone up dramatically and western economies are hurting and also because the middle east is in a very sad shape or at least there's uproar and instability in iran is the only stable country in the region why is israel so negative about these nuclear talks the moment israel says that a waste of precious time what do you have what do you think about their progress and you know you think they're going to go. well israel has an inherent hostility towards iran and it has really nothing to do with the nuclear program it began with
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the with the from the very start of dishonest revolution in iran because the iranian position has always been that israel is an apartheid state and that like apartheid south africa must cease to exist in this current state of affairs in other words palestinians must be able to return home christians muslims and jews must be able to live as equal citizens side by side and this is something that's completely unacceptable to israel. which sees its the zionist my palatial as a sort of chosen people so if it's not the nuclear program it's something else that it's the idea that iran promotes palestinians should have equal rights that angers israel so my professor last quick question about these negotiations again around foreign minister recently said his country would make concessions on it should reign in richmond in exchange reason international sanctions if briefly what concessions exactly is he talking about. well obviously iran is not going to give
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up its right to enrich uranium but the iranians could be more open about their i visit new sites. of course they have concerns because in the past every time there i met new scientist or so are you places subsequently we had assassinations and murders are the iranian scientists including an academic who was a colleague of mine at the university of tehran so while the iranians have concerns they do want the issue to be resolved. you know the russian the russians have repeatedly said that there is no evidence that iran nuclear program is anything but peaceful the americans have admitted this that i am here has no evidence despite the fact that it is biased and it's had is deeply biased according to the weekly leaks so the iranians are willing to be creative in solving the issue but their west has to be sincere i'm sitting on the program the first one hundred around either from the universe the line from or they were it says. several torture
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techniques used by the united states against terror suspects have been labeled war crimes leaked secret state department officials memo which also reveals a warning to the bush administration about their use and that is more important explains next some believe president obama though is turning a blind eye to america's past. america's so-called war on terror produced images and accounts that ignited a world of questions about torture and the u.s. treatment of suspects american people need to know or using techniques within the law to protect two years after george w. bush left the white house let's talk about waterboarding the former commander in chief admitted his stamp of approval for the use of interrogation techniques like waterboarding dubbed inhumane and illegal under u.s. law and the geneva conventions rights waterboarding legal in your opinion is a lawyer said it was legal so that within the it has
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a torture. and. let's go to suggest people were going to the bush administration also chose to disregard the judgment of a top adviser who warned that the cia's interrogation of terror suspects equated to felony war crimes according to a secret memo obtained by wired magazine in two thousand and six state department counselor philip zelikow warned the white house that controversial interrogation techniques such as waterboarding stress positions and cramped confinement are prohibited under u.s. law and under american law there is no precedent for excusing treatment that is intrinsically cruel even if the state asserts compelling need to use it i think there needs to be an accounting in the united states of what was going on over the last ten years and name of america there is a president after the second world. united states actually executed japanese soldiers who had. used torture. against american prisons they
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took action against the japanese when they did the u.s. . as opposing which. countries so there is a clear legal case to say that you know action must be taken we're still evaluating two weeks before taking office u.s. president barack obama steered clear. here of saving america's historic commitments to international justice obviously we're going to be looking at past practices. and i don't believe that anybody has of the law on the other hand i also have a belief that will be brought forward as low as possible looking backwards last june obama's u.s. justice department dropped a ninety nine out of one hundred in one cases against cia interrogators over the use of torture i'm afraid the current ministration wants to keep those options open they don't want to label these techniques just as crimes you're torture because that would prohibit them from using them while we're doing that we will definition
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however slight we agree he wouldn't still be option applying these techniques once again and that is what is threatening here scholars attorneys and human rights experts around the world have called for the prosecution of senior bush administration officials who designed in order torture tactics however critics say the unspoken agreement within countries proclaiming to pioneer democracy is to never turn on your own it probably is that in the west we you know we make great great. great democracies but there is a kind of stitch up between the elite party but they will not press charges and will not take legal action against crimes of previous administrations through the use of torture rendition and secret prisons are america's moral position around the world has are undoubtedly shifted and while the u.s. will likely continue working the details of freedom and democracy critics say the more important question to ask is who is even listening anymore greenup or an
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i.r.c. . another cyber security bills on his way to congress in the states which nobody group say will let the government harvest any personal data whenever it wants to and lodging a week of protests no against after the success and the rarely got a tourist stop online piracy act web freedom activist told us he thinks it's time the the lawmakers. before when we were trying to stop sopa congress wouldn't return the calls of the civil liberties community they wouldn't return the calls of the tech community they were just trying to shove it through congress without any debate whatsoever once they saw the power of the internet and how internet users can organize and really make a difference in the legislative procedure i think they understood that you know they have to be more understanding now what we're seeing with this bill is that the authors of the bill are trying to disassociate themselves with soap but they actually took out the intellectual property clause last week which is
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a good sign unfortunately they didn't go nearly as far enough and we're running a weak one protest this week actually trying to convince congressmen to vote no on this bill until they take out these privacy destroying provisions and hopefully make it a bill which can in effect cybersecurity positively but not encroach on the privacy rights of americans. also making headlines tonight from us radical islamist cleric abu qatada has been arrested in london and told that britain will try and deport him to his native jordan kotite is advocating attacking americans in killing jews since learning in the u.k. fifteen years ago despite massive public and parliamentary support and kick him out britain has been hamstrung by the european courts which say that that would infringe the hate preachers rights. angry scenes of a cairo court you're seeing here where defendants charged over the deaths of seventy five people at the port side football riot declared their innocence confined to
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a cage they chanted for justice or death riot on favorite broke out between long standing rival supporters of a local and cairo team many faced murder trials while nine police officers have also been charged with assisting a group in attacking the car of. a child in u.s. space explorations come to an end with the shuttle discovery landing for the final time retired space craft arrived in virginia aboard a modified jumbo jet on its way to the smithsonian museum in washington and nearly thirty years of service nasa is most traveled shuttle spent a total of three hundred sixty five days in space and circled the earth nearly six thousand times and of any of their. by the stretch of the business twenty four hours minutes past eight o'clock moscow time daniels manning the business desk it is not yet the i.m.f. just raising its outlook on the long world growth world markets fare and what you've got for us. the u.s.
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which is having a strong day farmer join johnson and johnson's first quarter one profit beat expectations europe ended up on the back of that frankfurt hit sixty eight hundred but. the seized its word here unit footsie in london also had a good day but emerging stocks are still suffering off of foreign direct investment into china film raising contagion fears. for a second they still make a year of rows will sell for four billion dollars of view according to reports exchange rates and the euro's just going low on the greenback it comes off to the international monetary fund admitted for the first time the single currency could break of president-elect believe me of putin's pledge to balance the national budget after making some big spending promises in his election campaign our correspondent was listening to the keynote speech. well it does seem like a change of weather for the russian economy instead of spending more on state
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project but a person says the country should save up for the hard times and have a self-sufficient mansion and when ordered to do so hailed methods used by the former finance minister. in the years preceding the two thousand and eight financial crisis which very much help the country overcome this crisis and this means that while the extra oil and gas money and buy extra he needs anything above the average oil price of all this money should be accumulated into a reserve fund as soon as it reaches seven percent of the g.d.p. all the extra money will be going into infrastructure projects and into a longer national well. but also a very important point of letting up this in may which is pretty much the gas in the street is that taxation in this industry is very low it's justifiably low so this is also something. we've been talking about rules in this partnership deal with america's exxon mobil signed yesterday rosneft get technical expertise. chris
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we've got from troika dialogue there's the type makes sense the arctic has its significant potential to for for a major source of oil and gas in the future russia needs to open up this area in order to acquire secure new sources of oil and gas as existing for a production base going to decline over the next decade similarly for exxon mobil this is the only place on the planet where a company like exxon mobil can also get access to significant new reserves we know to big cost of developing the article is going to be very significant and the exploration phase alone will be several billion dollars and the total cost of eventually bring in oil and gas to the surface is likely to be three maybe even four hundred billion dollars and europe today will have more than fifty minutes here on business so to hear things that don't go in a few minutes just let our viewers know our exclusive interview with the man who exposed the dirty secrets which governments try to keep quiet during the sarge
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talks about his show's premiere here on this channel r.t. that's on the way out for i've brought you a wrap of our top stories just a couple moments time i'm kevin thanks for being with us. the close up team has been to the sverdlovsk region. where blacksmithing have developed from a craft into an industry. no archie
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goes far north. where returns to good roads and rails are a battle against the elements where helicopter is the only transport for medics to reach those in need. and where reindeer and fish are treasures for the people will go into the. autonomy area russia close up on our t.v. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then a glimpse something else you hear sees some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture.

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