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president obama defends america's surveillance program as the extent of the spying on the country's citizens even. shocked. ballance erupts in turkish capital ankara police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters prime minister under fire from rights organizations over the fear. the major summit between the u.s. and china wraps up in california and it's serious friction over cyber attacks in trade. costing live from moscow twenty four hours
a day watching our. president obama has defended the secret surveillance operations the u.s. government has been running for years by saying it's necessary to sacrifice privacy for the sake of security leaks documents reveal the unprecedented scope of the data collection program which monitored and stored information on the web searches and phone calls of millions of people and has more now from new york. 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 been using three of the biggest u.s. telecom companies verizon 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 subscribers 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 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. and 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 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 by a 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 but with him been the work for the national security agency for thirty years left on the eve of the launch of prison he told us that the sweeping nature of the program only serves to encourage abuse. it's a direct violation of the constitution and always has been that's why i left 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 it to an organization or to people they tend to use it and assembling this kind of information about all it 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 was in the tea party they already have that from the telephone and e-mail networks that 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 the violence has broken out in
the turkish capital ankara as anti-government demonstrations stretch into a second week police are using tear gas and water cannons on the crowds as offices are reportedly making arrests istanbul witnessed a similar scenes we're going to is in turkey now with the details. people came out for a peaceful protest in one of the main parks and that is when the police essentially came down and met with full force pepper spray tear gas water cannons the whole sorts of everything that they have in their arsenal of course the police have used on the on the peaceful protesters really really creating havoc there also have been reports that there. are rest how followed all of the protesters still really the police in the turkish capital went all out yet again to wipe out the peaceful protest of course people have started protesting the plans to get rid of the gezi park right here in the middle of istanbul and after a peaceful sit in of about roughly fifty people was broken up by police. about
a week and a half ago people came out and thousands and now they're saying it's not about the trees anymore and they're not just coming out in istanbul they're coming out as i said in this and on koran and in tens of other cities across the entire country roughly there is the hundreds of thousands of people participating in the protests countrywide at their main requested this point or their main demand at this point is let's leave the park where it is and let's see the government go however there to one is obviously very defiant he insists that there will be no early elections which means that the government will stay in place and everyone says that he will also continue to go ahead as planned and wipe out the park of course we also have to see how those plans spend out because the people that are here and they go to the park and in the taxi square they're not going anywhere. in foreign policy experts barbara slave in the senior fellow at the atlanta council so they're on these to rethink his approach to dealing with the protests. 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 is 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 keep 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 is 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 consume it in public talk about restricting abortion he's urged women to all have three children 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. well still to come a nuclear power plant that can withstand a plane crash as the locals when. they turn the program reports from india twenty twenty people in the hurdles being placed to get it online. the second day of the summit between barack obama has wrapped up in california. explains admitted diplomatic climate of the two i q's ations of tax software security was high on the president's agenda. while it appeared to be all smiles the men were dressed very casually no ties walking along this private sprawling estate in california there was a lot of things to discuss among them economic issues north korea but the most
important issue of. security now amid this meeting before this meeting took place reports have appeared indicating that obama has ordered his national security leaders to compile a list of potential over seas adversaries for cyber hacking which can be targeted with little or no warning why is that important to mention because for the past several months more than five u.s. officials have been accusing hackers in china that have links to the chinese military the chinese government of hacking into u.s. systems and stealing defense programs stealing weapons programs stealing the patents and technologies of u.s. manufacturers those accusations china has vehemently denied and said that they are not a part of any hacking that's going on within the u.s. system but china also recently said or a technology official part of the chinese government also pointed
a finger back at the u.s. so that they have massive records and facts indicating that hackers in the u.s. are talking in into china as. china secrets and systems and now u.s. president barack obama did come out and say he believes these talks i've been very terrific he's also said that he is hoping that the chinese and u.s. military can strengthen its ties and some would say that that could be problematic considering considering the pivot that the u.s. military has made to the asia asian pacific many experts believe that the u.s. is now surrounding china militarily building militarily in china's backyard so clearly there is a lot of confrontations or issues that both of these these leaders need to confront . at the end of the day these two countries the two largest economies in the world need to find a way to work together because they are tied in systemically with when it comes to debt when it comes to borrowing when it comes to trade but that tense moments right
now seem to be surrounding cyber security virtual espionage and these mutual accusations of hacking in the video and getting friction over currency wars and suspected cyber attacks beijing are set its sights on the choir of america's largest producer the multibillion dollar deal if successful with the biggest of a buyout by china over an american company proposed takeover has sparked anger in some quarters but state officials involved in the move say it makes good business sense of the secretary of agriculture of virginia where the companies based claims american producers will profit from the deal as exclusive response to r.t. from to held to a more he says the acquisition of greater access to the huge chinese markets global strategy analysts george coo agrees and says china will be the scapegoat no matter what. there is always going to be a segment of the american politicians and pundits that are always looking for
something to criticize when it's involving china and and sometimes of criticism comes from left field with no basis whatsoever certainly in this case there's an opportunity to to say to blacken this deal by pointing out that chinese quality is not safe or they're dead pigs slowly known a river in shanghai and so on and so forth the intention is not to supply the americans with chinese pork but really is to supply american pork in china too says the growing market there for for high end products so again it's a win for for the american industry and it's a boost for the american economy what i think they see look closer at really profits most from trade was right is this not the kinds of reports and r.t.
. still to come here in jerusalem a city of contrasts an inequality report on the plight of. queues is well often the really keeping i mean. details are coming up off the break. wealthy british. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy with. no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser reports.
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two prominent feminist groups have that way this could all change after they threaten to sue retired as if they don't remove offending publications. as the story. 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 these magazines objectify women and could underpin harmful constitutes that could lead to discrimination or even violence against women so that's ruling on high street retailers to stop selling the publications if they don't they say they risk being sued for the last month by customers on shop workers a light but can you really be harassed by an anonymous old jacked sure they rank hotness of naked ladies and features chauvinist jokes but would removing them lead the lives 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 which i did and more more in those pictures and well it's not just girls posting the old toys and says things just a culture that we're in no i don't i don't like seeing them if i walk into my is happening before i walk into my local news agency and i've seen like just shoots everywhere and i have asked them to turn them over and ask them 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 or whatever within reason obviously there's legal issues. is that is a dangerous is a dangerous route to go down editors on to read as of 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 are deemed to be harassment as well and want to stop men from being offended
by pictures of naked males also on the covers of other magazines playboy hair i see you. well online for you today a man who's no stranger to leaking privileged information. in the sun was going up again this time about america's enormous online eavesdropping. to say. that a robot has made in the maysan discovery evidence of early winter you could drink. to find out if life could once existed on the right.
is a deeply divided city and that's clearly evident in the very different lives its people lead the arabic population say discrimination against them is rife kucing israel of willfully keeping them in poverty investigates. israeli leaders may claim jerusalem is the undivided capital of israel but try telling that to the city's two hundred eighty thousand arabs. they did have everything gardens poor children go to camps in the summer but we did not have these in. this school sports ground is typical of facilities for jewish children but a stone's throw away arab children like ms a 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 wall and that israel started building a decade ago israeli say it's necessary for security and to separate israel from palestine but what it's also done is isolate arab jerusalemites from a 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 yes. because 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 really intention is to keep. i'm out to make their lives so uncomfortable that they eventually leave these our lives here in the shell 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 keep us out of the city their goal is to make it just a jewish city with no palestinians and israelis seem to be that arabs of jerusalem are citizens who are equal when in fact we're not equal at all. and so far from promoting the fact that he's playground is just one street these are fears he could one day be left in his home city without any way to call home policy our team east
jerusalem. was more world news making headlines this nelson mandela is once again in hospital this time for treatment of a recurring lung infection the condition of the former south african president and civil rights leader is described as serious but stable is the latest in a series of health scares of the past few months is history of lung problems it's back to his incarceration in the fight against apartheid and tracked into the finances. a car blast in syria central city of homs and killed eight people left another five injured they want to see it admitted responsibility but damascus has been accusing the rebel al nusra front of carrying out terror attacks across the country also in the area the syrian army has reportedly regained control of the city. after weeks of intense fighting against rebels that syrian civil conflict has been ongoing for over two years u.n. estimates that up to eighty thousand people have lost their lives.
pakistan's new prime minister summoned the american envoy after a u.s. drone strike in northwest of the country with nine people dead on friday. shareef previously called for the attacks to stop his first address after being sworn in this week deaths through drone strikes in the thousands of killing hundreds of civilians. look at. least twenty eight people have been killed and dozens wounded in clashes with the local militia in the libyan city of benghazi witnesses say crowds converged on the group's headquarters demanding we disbanded after heated exchange gunman began firing of the protesters libya's new rulers are struggling to impose their authority on a myriad of militias. now energy hungry india is about to get a brand new nuclear facility to help ease the country's crippling power shortages
but it's faced a few hurdles with construction repeatedly today they have a safety concerns from locals or balancing their worries the needs of india's rapidly growing economy hasn't been easy as real financial reports. the few has been loaded and the first customers will soon get the first energy from the could on nuclear plant a joint indian and russian venture and it seems the launch of the station thought to be the biggest in both india and the world couldn't have come into better time. there is a huge energy deficit in this particular part of the country but in the tamil nadu province and across all of india the industries are suffering. because the situation will help without being. the government estimates that the country's power supply is about ten percent behind what it actually needs last summer half of india's population more than six hundred million people lost their
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 fossil fuels future is bleak state owned coal india the largest producer here is under pressure to sell below market price and can expect production one of the world's fastest growing economies is struggling to meet its energy demands and he's trying to diversify its coal dependent energy sector experts estimate that india needs around four hundred billion dollars 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 dome could withstand the impact of a large passenger jet. is the only nuclear station in the world not only has security features but also the most up to date safety system. which activate even of the electricity supplies cuts or there is no one to control them repeat of the fukushima disaster is impossible here as you well know there's a bus in the two thousand megawatt could run columb plant is just phase one delhi and moscow have already signed off on another station to be built next to it to help feed india's insatiable appetite for energy and to keep its economy fully charged murray for national team from couldn't in india. next kaiser and stacy herbert's ask if the american dream is dead right this edition of the kaiser .
the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation plan to do so like punch a student in the face or to go on some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the students personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they did today you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion.
arguably america's influence is much larger than that of iran so with power comes responsibility greater responsibility would you agree with that in every negotiation on a round table the parties are equal they may be different in the degree of their power but on this issue each side is negotiating with the other and trying to reach an agreement.
welcome to the kaiser report on mexico as are 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 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 expense of complicated and fast type of boat a seventy two foot catamaran called a sea.