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this is tonight a. previous c for security deal in defense of a massive surveillance network exposed by leaks a web so vast and secret that even lawmakers who approved it say they're shocked. a love hate relationship the u.s. press is china over suspected hackers attacks as america's shaky recovery becomes increasingly dependent on chinese investment. and families move to get lads' mags with scantily clad women on the cover taken off the shelves but critics call it an attack on free speech we examine up to this.
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hello very good even if you just joined us it's kevin owen here live from moscow just after eight pm now and this is our first and there's no way around it is president obama's declared but to sacrifice previous c. in the name of security and according to leaked documents his administration has done just that establishing a surveillance mechanism unprecedented in size and scope web history net habits and the call records of hundreds of millions of americans and people worldwide are reportedly being funneled into u.s. spy agencies and this is it couldn't know then with more on these revelations. and a massive leak on the extent of surveillance on hundreds of millions of people dubbed breathtaking by civil rights groups and outraged americans more revelations on what exactly u.s. officials have been popping into the light america's national security agency has
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been using three of the biggest u.s. telecom companies verizon a.t.m. t. and sprint to monitor all phone calls made by subscribers now combined keep in mind these three companies have a staggering almost three hundred million customers and the spying is reportedly done regardless of whether or not there is reason to suspect describers of any criminal activity and this is of course shocking this includes all of the phone calls being made within the united states as well as between the u.s. and foreign countries making really the scope of this tracking system even wider than american territory and of course this all comes at a time after the obama administration acknowledges the existence of an n.s.a. and f.b.i. program dubbed prism in a nutshell this program what it entails is nine major internet companies that include google facebook yahoo microsoft skype you tube apple a.o.l. and pal talk have been used by u.s. officials to monitor photos videos e-mails and audio and all other sorts of
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information tracking a really sweeping scope of individual's online activity and the n.s.a. is of course you know traditionally understood to gather foreign intelligence so the tracking of hundreds of millions of americans online accounts on u.s. territory through american companies is certainly a pugil revolution to put it mildly but because of the popularity of these web companies such as google and facebook for instance it's absolutely obvious that communication spied upon does not just include americans and overall just staggering all consuming monitoring of personal data that is a major eye opening example of what obama's administration has been up to we have heard comments from europe mainly germany for example about the need to clarify the scope of this u.s. program on questions are also being asked about the extent of the knowledge of the british government in terms of what kind of knowledge it had on the survey. sixty and how it might have cooperated and dealt with the u.s. on this as well and it's important to note that online freedom fighting group anonymous has leaked a total of thirteen documents curiously one of them the us department of defense
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so-called strategic vision for controlling the internet and on an intelligence sharing network which shares data with partners around the world and obama's comments on this major scandal have also been pretty curious basically the us president in a nutshell says that absolute security cannot walk hand in hand with privacy and lack of inconvenience and you know putting aside the claim of absolute security in the u.s. certainly something that has reason to be widely questioned this seems to be a statement completely opposing a belief voiced by our founding father benjamin franklin the those willing to give up liberty for some safety don't deserve either one but apparently the roots of the american history that the country prides itself in now irrelevant as obama's administration tries to wash off the amount of dirt released under a leader who swore by transparency as well as presented us practices of democracy to the rest of the world as absolutely stellar. william but he worked for the national security agency for thirty years left on the eve of the launch of prism he
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told us the sweep through the program only serves to encourage abuse. it's a direct violation of the constitution and always has been that's why i left the n.s.a. in two thousand and one they started to do this and of course the congress and the administration at the time was being baboo bamboozled by the intelligence community saying that you have to collect all this data is so we can find the bad guys and if we don't do that we won't be able to achieve that and their budgets have been almost tripled i think since nine eleven so what they're really doing is saying we have to we have to use what we have which was that which is the problem with power when you give power to to an organization or to people they tend to use it and assembling this kind of information about all in all the systems in the united states or anybody else for that matter gives you power against them you have leverage now and you can use that power against them or you can you can use other agencies of the government like the i.r.s. to investigate people like for example if they needed or they wanted to know who is in the tea party they already have that from the telephone and e-mail networks that
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build those social communities communities built from that data will tell them who's participating in the tea parties the central figures and who are not central to the to the to the tea party and then from that if they're asking for tax exempt status you can send the i.r.s. after them to harass them that's what's possible that's what this power of knowledge does it gives and that power to do that well as details emerge of the n.s.a.'s vast spy net tell us how you think americans reaction is going to change thanks for doing so if you have them so far the votes still open on our web site this is where you're telling us they so far most of you believe apathy is going to dominate the people just too used to it all by now but a fifty there think it's a clear violation of the constitution and further outrages inevitable this nine percent of you say it will be greeted with relief and just about the same amount anyway at this hour in fact think it's a shock that the nation is takes its liberty as a given and this is a shock this is happened what do you think the tea dot com is the place to tell us
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. today. these are the images the world. security issues have been high on the agenda between the chinese and u.s. leaders this weekend to president obama already dragged into a spying scandal didn't miss the chance then to press his counterpart on the matter of online surveillance the second day of this it's expected to be tough as well as there's plenty the two need to sort out between them the lindo reports. president obama and chinese president xi are marking on a historic meeting in the sunnylands retreat here in the desert of southern california one of the main topics during this meeting will be cyber security now
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the u.s. government has been highly critical of china accusing it of hacking into u.s. military weapon systems and getting information from private companies here in the united states now china has denied that it is responsible for state sponsored hacking and in fact internet insiders within china have said that they have also been victims of cyber attacks which have come from the united states now the united states has been very secretive about its cyber weaponry however it has been noted that the u.s. was behind the stuxnet spy wrists which caused major damage to iran's nuclear facilities it is also known that u.s. cyber command is trying to recruit thousands of hackers in order to create cyber warfare or to protect the united states from hackers themselves and even president
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obama has proposed in his next defense budget nearly five billion dollars for cyber security one of the hot topics during this historic meeting which will also touch on trade and on the conflict on the korean peninsula chinese president xi is also likely to raise concerns over the u.s. military buildup in the pacific something that has caused great concern in beijing . well china is stirring things up in the u.s. not only over its online actions but also over its trading ablations beijing xining up a meat industry deal that could become its biggest ever takeover an american company the scale of the moves got some business leaders worried but others spy a golden opportunity this is a quote r.t. got from virginia's secretary of agriculture told a more he says he thinks that his state's actually going to benefit from the deal by getting better access to the vast chinese market global strategy mr george who agrees he told me there's no grounds to criticize china there is always going to be
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the segment of the american politicians and pundits that are always looking for something to criticize when it is being china and sometimes the criticism comes from left field with no basis whatsoever certainly in this case the data that you. use to blanket this deal they point out that chinese fork is not safe dead pigs slowly no on a river in shanghai it's also for the intention is not to supply the americans with chinese port but really is to supply american ports in china to the growing market there for the high in meat products so again it's a win for the american industry and it's a boost for the american economy i'd like you know to in about twenty minutes time
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to statehood stakes here but take a closer look at who really profits most from trade was. and you can see them on the shelves of any british newsstand men's magazines with pictures of near naked women plastered across the cover the shame of it now there are two problem feminist groups calling for them to be removed from public sight or face the legal consequences artie's polly boy here has got this story for you. you're allowed mags it's a booming industry aimed at young men featuring lots of pictures of scantily clad women here in britain you can buy them in your local high street shop well that could be about to change because two feminist groups armed with the support of several prominent british lawyers say that leaving magazines objectify women and could underpin the harmful constitutes that had lead to discrimination or even
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violence against women so they're calling on high street retailers to stop selling the publications if they don't they say they risk being suitable raftsman by customers non-self workers a light but can you really be harassed by an anonymous old jacked sure they rank hotness of naked ladies and feature chauvinist jokes but would removing them lead the line of censorship we hit the streets of london to find out what the public think shoes i'm older and getting paid for what she's doing and that's what i did and more and more guys are in those pictures and well it's not just girls posting the old boy offensive things just the culture that we're in though i don't i don't like seeing them if i walk into my is having for i walk into my local news agency and i've seen like just boobs everywhere and i have asked them to turn them over and ask me to put them higher i don't want to say it should be a choice i don't think it's harmful or school i mean it's for certain kind of person who reads that so it's really fun to press whether it's political or images
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or whatever within reason obviously those legal issues. is a dangerous is a dangerous route to go down editors on the readers of the last minute they're up in arms their argument against removing them is simple since the magazines became popular in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. incidents of domestic violence in the u.k. have actually gone down and if lads' mags a deemed to be harassment then how long before fashion magazines and advertising images deemed to be harassment as well and what's to stop men from being offended by pictures of naked males also on the covers of other magazines playboy carry on see why. so the. now coming up on rest of course running now into a second week later in the program the report on fresh standoff between police ninety government activists in istanbul and why the country's leadership sprayed a combination so. also to a city of contrasts that the quality jerusalem's arabs accuse israel of deliberately keeping them in public take
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a break. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the r.p.
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interviews intriguing story are you. trying. to find out more visit. street battles in turkey says tumble the stretched into a second week piece of used tear gas water kind of smoke grenades against anti-government protesters who were hurling stones and file looks at them in the city's sultan ghazi district it follows the promise is believed. speech where he demanded an immediate end to the rest of accuse the movement of vandalism and provocation and maybe you demands to investigate excessive police force against activists. so that they would be treated more harshly if they were european state nation more drive against the turkey was ignited by a brutal crowd in a peaceful environmental city produced i'm taksim square so to say at least to
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protest to the. rest of the officers attempted to disperse the crowds almost five thousand people have been injured nationwide foreign affairs expert says edwin should stop rethink his approach towards. this was a small environmental demonstration which turned into something huge after police used excessive force against the demonstrators it's now spread throughout turkey and what it shown is that there is a great deal of opposition to heir to one personally and to the kind of creeping islamization that he's trying to promote. it comes just a couple of weeks after he had a trip to washington where he bragged about turkey's economic success and again talked about turkey as a model so i think it has done damage if you look at what's happened to the stock market in turkey to the value of the turkish currency clearly he needs to recalculate i don't think this tough guy approach is going to help turkey we've heard talk about legislation that would limit when people can buy alcohol and
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consume it in public talk about restricting abortions he's urged women to all have three children a course you know his wife wears a headscarf all the rest there's kind of a question of that. that as well and i think that there are a lot of turks who are still loyal to the memory of auditor and who do not want to have this forced down their throats they want it to be a choice not something that the government tells them to do. still become the story of a nuclear power plant that can withstand a plane crash but it's the locals who are proving to be the tough which. the report from india on a new much needed atomic energy plant and its hurdles to get online. but before that jerusalem is a deeply divided city and that's clearly evident in the very different lives its people have arab say discrimination against them is rife accusing israel of intentionally keeping them in poverty. looks at their claims is really leaders
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may claim jerusalem is the undivided capital of israel but try telling that to the city's two hundred eighty thousand arabs. they do have everything garden tools children go to camps in the summer but we did not have these. this school sports ground is typical of facilities for jewish children but a stone's throw away arab children like musician astley spend their afternoons playing here in the street in front of his house in the first a study of its kind the u.n. found the palestinian poverty in jerusalem has risen steadily over the last decade eighty two percent of arab children live in squalor three times as many arab families live below the poverty line compared to the jewish neighbors part of the problem is this war that israel started building a decade ago israelis say it's necessary for security and to separate israel from palestine but what it's also done is isolate arab jerusalemites from their
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traditional economic sphere in the west bank and so whereas once you had daily visitors coming from palestinian cities to shop in jerusalem that's all but dried up add to that the discriminatory policies which see the cities arabs paying high municipal taxes for poor services and it's no wonder arab jerusalemites are suffering the worst poverty rate of all time the jerusalem municipality has an arab affairs department but critics say it pays less attention and money to the very citizens it's meant to serve something the municipality acknowledges but refuses to shoulder the blame. by a be connected it is very difficult for us to get services to those communities behind the wall there is a security issue with sending city employees or contractors into those neighborhoods in the past our men were attacked while trying to provide the residents and services but many arab jerusalemites feel it's a smokescreen they say the municipalities real intention is to kick him out to make
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their lives so uncomfortable that they eventually leave his our lives here in the shed jalen neighborhood on the border between east and west jerusalem jewish groups say his family's house like many others was once owned by jews and they want them back but. they are doing everything they can to kick us out of the city. their goal is to make it just a jewish city with no palestinians in it since they say in t.v. that arabs of jerusalem are citizens who are equal when in fact we're not equal that's all. and so far from the moaning the fact that he's paid ground is just one street fears he could one day be left in his home city without any way to call home policy on t.v. east jerusalem. called a computer that fills a need for speed reporting that china has sent a wake up call to the world's tech giants nobel this supercomputer there's apparently twice as fast as anything silicon valley's got to offer plus to
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a bitter experience for the world's titans nestlé face a multibillion dollar lawsuit over claims of a sweet conspiracy what's that about. and india is about to get a broad brand new nuclear facility to help ease the country's crippling power shortages but he's faced a few hurdles too with construction repeatedly delayed over safety concerns from locals balancing their worries and the needs of india's rapidly growing economy hasn't been easy. the few has been loaded and the first customers will soon get the first energy from the could on nuclear plant
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a joint indian and russian venture and it seems the moment of the station thought to be the biggest in both india and the world couldn't have come at a better time defeats it a little in that there is a huge energy deficit in this particular part of the country in the tamil nadu province and across all of india industries are suffering they're already crying for energy they need of course the fissionable help without things there. the government estimates that the country's power supply is about ten percent behind what it actually needs last summer hoffer india's population more than six hundred million people mostly electricity for two days major indian cities are still often plunged into darkness right now india gets fifty five percent of its energy from coal but the fossils fuels future is bleak state owned coal india the largest producer here is under pressure to sell below market price and can expect
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production one of the world's fastest growing economies is struggling to meet its increased energy demands and he's trying to diversify its coal dependent energy sector experts estimate that india needs around four hundred billion dollar investment into the industry to reach is developing. the station has been under construction for a decade but could have been launched earlier thousands of protesters outside couldn't columb mainly fisherman here in environmental damage have delayed the launch for more than a year those protests grew louder after japan's fukushima disaster in two thousand and eleven but couldn't clams designers insist its one point five meters thick protective concrete could withstand the impact of a large passenger jet. is the only nuclear station in the world that not only has active security features but also the most up to date safety system. which actually even of the logistics of going scott there is no one to control them repeat of the
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fukushima disaster is impossible here at sea with the two thousand megawatt done columb plant is just phase one delhi and moscow have already signed off on another station to be built next to eat to help feed india's insatiable appetite for energy and to keep its economy fully charged murray financial r t from india. will use headlines in brief the softer new violent clashes have broken out in a city in southeast turkey after the funeral of a member of the militant kurdish workers' party the p.k. k. group sympathizers through petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas or water cannon in prison leader of the party to clear the ceasefire with the turkish government in march. last in syria's central city of homs has killed eight people left of the five injured no injured admitted the attack but damascus has been accusing the rebel front of carrying out terrorist post across the country also in the area the syrian army's restored control of your city of concern now after weeks
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of intense fighting with the rebels there the syrian civil conflicts been ongoing for two years with the opposition blocking diplomatic peace initiatives by demanding the government's departure. pakistan's new prime minister's someone be american envoy after a u.s. drone strike in the north of the country left nine dead on friday now as sharif previously called for the attacks to stop at his first address of the ring sworn in on wednesday pakistan's government says at least four hundred civilians have been killed in drone strikes over the last. i the us is under pressure of neighboring afghanistan to man an army uniforms turned out as international trainers killing two american soldiers on a civilian working with a military assault took place in the east of the country and it's the latest such violence committed by afghans against foreign troops known as green on blue attacks is just over a year until the u.s. and other international soldiers start to withdraw now from the country. sunday fascist rallies been held in paris in memory of the teenager battered to death by skinheads earlier this week thousands of people many wearing black t.
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shirts chanted slogans against the extreme right from a medics killing spots fears of calls rather for a far right movements to be. a bad mix as they say look at those making an easy living all for other people's hard work paid controls get the kinds of treatment that after the break.
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welcome to the kaiser report well america is or you know the american dream is the national if those of the united states life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth of course as the late great comedian george carlin said it's called the american dream because you have to be frickin asleep to believe it right stacy the dream is dead long live the dream of
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course you know in our first headline really captures quite a bit of this larry ellison has completely screwed up the america's cup by selecting an expression the expensive complicated and fast type of boat a seventy two foot catamaran called ac seventy two ellison has effectively made the two thousand and thirteen cup too costly for many competitors so this is set to begin to lie fourth out of san francisco and only fourteen have signed up where organizers were expecting fifteen teams the norm for an america's cup is between seven and thirteen teams well they should rename it the america's cup to the american douche and there should be larry ellison winning the american war and once again crowding out all the competition by engaging in predatory monopoly behavior oracle software is a predatory monopolist that galad his customers with predatory monopolies pricing
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translate that into buying a boat that is crowding out all the competition very soon it could be racing himself which is what he wants at the end the day he larry also want to sit the bafta you know blowing bubbles through from flatulence and chasing his own flatulent bubbles in the bathtub around is you know quadruplex the malibu. dreaming of the new citizen kane you know he's a psycho in a big house somewhere going mad well he's the embodiment of in a way of what the american dream was so there were periods in our history of america where it was possible despite your birth to rise up he was born to jewish parents in the lower east side of manhattan at a time when it was not the most expensive real estate in the world but it was one of the cheapest places in the world it was like a slum he was born in one thousand nine hundred four there he was given up for adoption and he never went to he went to to college.

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