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if you care about you and. this is why you should care what you're only on the. today's news and the week's top stories here in r.t. add word snowden's asylum options grow as three latin american countries now say they're willing to shield the stranded n.s.a. whistleblower from american prosecutors. supporters and opponents of the ousted egyptian president vowing more protests as the country's army bad government tries to regain control of the streets after a week of rallies and violence. and one time a guards allegedly stepped off aggressive efforts to break the mass hunger strike at the prison which has endured its six months.
this is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital words three pm at the moment i'm marina joshing welcome to the program now and word snowden has a few more options open as to which country he can turn to in order to skate prosecution in the united states after believe you became the third latin american country to offer him asylum snowden has been looking for a safe haven since blowing the lid off america's global spy program last month and he's now we have the story of how one whistleblower has spurred a diplomatic spat between the americas. i think snowden's longest spice is out with a latin american twist a glimmer of hope after living in limbo for weeks then as well as nicaragua and bolivia after the n.s.a. leaker asylum after european countries rejected his official request for most of the week if snowden himself didn't know where his future would be taking him then
we certainly did and this really it was thought ecuador might be a possibility but president correia sentiment toward snowden shifted suddenly saying their help with initial transport documents was a mistake then as well as my dural made his country's stance clear this weekend saying snowden can come and live in the land of chavez quote away from the persecution of american imperialism but only after bolivia's ever morale us was detained and denied airspace over europe for some fourteen hours while his presidential plane was searched for snowden in an exclusive interview with our team around us reacted to what bolivia called a kidnapping. and they think they can humiliate and subdue us by blackmailing us and dictate their own terms like they did before making us to change our policies there will make our own decisions and they can't pressure us into doing what they
want. latin america united with their condemnation social media rock did with claims the u.s. was behind the move and europe a puppet washington remain silent they have made a serious mistake because this is just one more example of the way things are going to be not only throughout latin america but throughout the world already where you have powerful hager mons totally disrespectful towards the national sovereignty of all countries even their allies snowden's leaks help reveal how the u.s. was cold war style tapping their closest e.u. partners even when you expose the truth even when you give it this truth to the people who are being spied on they won't step up and support truth so yeah it is a bit frustrating to see these european nations just kind of ignore this outright spying that's happening while searching for snowden at all cost and he's the now
r.t. moscow. the media and nicaragua have published what is believed to be the official asylum plea of a former cia man addressed in the latin american state and it snowden apparently says that prominent u.s. officials accuse him of being a traitor stressing that if he is returned to the united states health and unfair trial life imprisonment and possibly even execution norman solomon the author of war made easy obsess washington's infringing edward snowden's basic human right by pursuing his prosecution. the conduct of the u.s. government including statements made publicly by president obama and vice president biden we think from the very beginning several weeks ago intended to deprive edward snowden of basic rights you know this until proven guilty first amendment and the freedom of speech that he had is entitle to as are all american citizens so
i think the statement quote out it was snowden is quite reasonable quite accurate and the united states from a tactical standpoint as the government has attempted to use the culling of those passport as a weapon and that's just wrong when america's finding itself squaring up to governments on both sides of the atlantic the region's leaders voiced their anger at washington's policies during a summit in believe this week well europe why accuse washington of political terrorism while venezuela's leaders said the united states actions show how an american elite is ruling europe argentina's president how believing we're morrall explain was diverted by european countries we usually talk about upholding human rights ecuador its leaders said the u.s. is trying to colonize latin america versus a guy from spanish talent reports from believe me on the region's pan atlantic
anger for failing to respect the country's sovereignty or ellis said this all for it is a protest against the u.s. and some european nations the speech has always been the most the n.c. american but now the u.s. is not unknown since friends portugal italy and spain closed their ers they used to believe u.s. presidential plane europe has become the new way to also mention that. bunters dreams those are all politics of course he was referring to the us now we have clearly seen it here on districts in the past these new onto european feeling people are angry and their minds are going back to colonial times now if you put together colonial memories and does that skyjack episodes become a nation can be a bowl but meaning that relations between outlets in america and these four european countries might be meeting a new start a new might not be that bright. brazilian investigative journalist pat pascoe bar
says the way the united states and europe are handling snowden's case is bringing the entire latin american region closer together forget that what you what twenty four well four hours before what happened to a little border i was there were outraged and serious it were being spied of all in a big in strength so it isn't out over the nato headquarters in the moments outside of built twenty four hours later he did what they did against evil one of the leader of a small cell some american nations and now the united south america against the u.s. i guess this is ridiculous but that thick roll of the european puppets. and ship slipped back into political crisis this week when the country's military overthrew its democratically elected president macel abrasions after a mohamed morsi ousting quickly turned into
a violent clashes between his supporters and opponents a new interim government is slowly being formed but people there are deeply on easy as to what's to come as policy or now reports. egypt's back in the headlines but for all the wrong reasons a week of street battles mess crowds a divided country on the brink of civil war this is the street where the worst violence in cairo happened even fifty five people killed more than a thousand injured the mood is extremely tense friends family and supporters shouting crying a lot of emotion and the country's bracing itself for more u.s. issued military combat boots stand guard the newly installed all means not taking any chances if no clear government to change its way to the status quo in egypt is on the brink of disaster comes running out for egypt to an arts and internet to
real policy and real change is on the one side the millions who rallied for the ouster of the muslim brotherhood president mohamed morsi they got what they wanted went on wednesday the army took over across the bridge those who want to be reinstated both sides are talking will i want to say to the american statesman to the wall and to the wall and to the west to europe be careful if you join the army there gyptian out of me or the head of the egyptian army to destroy the islamist that means that you're turning his country up ways that would produce a lot of islamists i there's a strong feeling of deja even after just a year in office the muslim brotherhood leaders have joined if peter say so in prison president hosni mubarak both now sit in the same jail for an article of america's betting on a losing horse by selling out to the islamists where is the america that calls for freedom why have they allowed this to happen does freedom mean shutting down islamic t.v. channels does it mean shutting down used papers i mean i'm
a hair watches events unfold from his balcony this cup question lives in an apartment overlooking tahrir square he says it's now each option against egypt this . something that completes the first evolution. of this edition was incomplete but i have been. limited to read takin control of the country for more than a year and then. using that democracy in a very bad way by giving. the country to the muslim brotherhood which. the worst people to be told the country this is evidence of the and i would like you to join me in a journey through time travel back in time travel to unravel discoveries discover evolution that made egypt and the element that made egypt an evolution of a fluid city because one of the few taking advantage of the constant turmoil he offers far into this of the i p. it includes a quick look at
a few well that mostly through the cos window and now i'm so as spoken thanks to that evolution i used to stammer and stutter and flounder now you see my speech flows like a mighty stream momos like british people but most tourists are staying away while the country plummets unemployment's up and the egyptian pound is false using its already weakened value as supporters on both sides brace for more confrontations many fear the situation will only go from bad to worse point to see our kind of. russia's president has warned that the situation in egypt puts it on the brink of a much worse conflict. syria is already engulfed in a civil war however sad it seems and egypt is moving in the same direction we wish the egyptian people can avoid this fate in cairo r.t.r. spahn bell true caught up with a former arab league chief who is now one of the top opposition figures in edge it
. told her that democracy is not just down to the ballot box and that a gypsy upheaval should be properly called a popular uprising. the security forces the armed forces are trying to maintain law and order in the streets going forward in a solid way that would allow the country to be. to get back on track but moments after the ouster of mohamed morsi we had reports of hundreds of missing by that officials who were arrested the president himself was put under house arrest with no communication t.v. networks were shut down people are calling this a military coup how can you defend that everybody saw millions of people who are into the streets so it was not a coup it was a popular uprising if not their revolution that is not enough to have the ballot box approving you and then you just sit and enjoy your life and let the people go
down the drain i don't know how some people in and. out or from certain way of thinking believe that democracy is just the box of the ever got the majority over there has the right to do or not to do anything how can you include the muslim brotherhood and its political parties like the freedom and justice party in the political roadmap of egypt if their leaders have been arrested yes yes egypt is and in an unprecedented exceptional circumstances some precautionary measures would be taken but i hope at the end it is fergus and the rule of law that would prevail. for a u.s. diplomat john graham says events in egypt must be described as a coup but only the military can make it a temporary one. there is no guiding vision there's no real vision that can service the national group right now and that's
a very very dangerous situation for the muslim brotherhood was i think in many ways that made so many mistakes it should have reached out to the secular opposition there should have been some kind of a government of national unity you know the english expression if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it must be a duck. the what's happened now is that by any definition military coup the question now is what is the military's intention the military already has made good on its promise to announce there will be new elections for parliament will be a caretaker government with a technocratic minister is for the time being the military is saying all the right things so let's call it maybe a temporary coup where the military certainly is in power and now whether it gives up power again it says it will it did before so we'll have to wait and see.
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mold free blog video for your media project a freebie deodato r t v dot com. welcome back this is our t. u.s. military authorities add one time obey are allegedly stepping up efforts to break that he chaney's hunger strike now in its six month british inmate mera slaying claims guards are using bizarre tactics for example intentionally slamming doors hundreds of times during the night to deprive the prisoners of sleep. officials
have also said the force feeding of dozens of protesters will continue during the holy muslim fast of ramadan which begins on monday lawyers for the detainees fear the military will operate a painful force feeding factory at night time the procedure involves inmates being placed in cells with nothing to drink after they've been fed against their will but the highly controversial practice is still being defended by the u.s. is now reports. the u. one cost for the u.s. to stop force feeding guantanamo hunger strikers the practice is against international law and is seen by many as a form of torture and here is one thing first the guards strap the detainee down to a chair like this one then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit and the nurse snakes the feeding tube into nasal cavity the feeding tube which is roughly the size of a pens in cartridge or this or this is not an actual feeding tube but it gives you
an idea and this area is very rich in nerve endings and patients report extreme pain during the procedure and the nurse pushes the tube further down the throat creating a tightness that makes breathing difficult at that point patients typically feel pressure on their chest and long some say it feels like they were drowning then the staff taped the troop to the detainees nose so that they can bite or swallow it and then two cans of nutritional substances are being funneled through the tube now we wrote to guantanamo and asked whether they use an anesthetic for this seemingly painful procedure here's the response typically not however it is available if the detainees request that most detainees prefer to use standard all of oral to lubricate the two you are still are trying to make it sound like it's not as bad but here is how one of the detainees a yemeni man some near nudgee office on the bell describes what force feeding
actually feels like i will never forget the first time they passed a feeding tube up my nose i can't describe how painful it is to be force fed this way as it was thrust it made me feel like throwing up i wanted to vomit but i couldn't there was getting in my chest throat and stomach i had never experienced such pain before i would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone we also asked the kuantan officials how many detainees resist the procedure and how many give their consent to it and he won't be. saying the majority of the detainees report compliantly and do not resist detainees are given a choice to eat a hot meal drink the liquid new trend or be enthralled fed by the detainee see the choice differently take a listen. when they come to force me into the chair if i refuse to be tied up they call the team so i have no choice either i can exercise my right to protest my detention and be beaten up or i can submit to painful force feeding for most people these detainees are out of sight out of mind as sudden as it is they say physical
suffering is the only way to draw the world's attention to their plight we can't hear their voices but here's what they write i'm doing this because i want to know my destiny i cannot abide not knowing anymore i just hope that because of the pain we are suffering the eyes of the world will once again look to guantanamo before it is too indefinite detention is the worst form of torture respect us or kill us it's your choice the u.s. must take off its mask and kill us the obama administration doesn't want inmates to die but neither is it in a rush to give the detainees their lives back in washington i'm going to check on now is there a medical staff of guantanamo bay are not authorized to train the detainees properly as doctors are and that's the view of frank garland who has been advocating for washington to allow independent doctors to get access to the hunger strikers the regime weeks the joint task force for going timetable
has written for the cleveland of these people requires truly abusive care and also is involves the use of medicines which are dangerous they are not allowed to behave like doctors and are compelled by the military hierarchy to behave like jailers. in particular several of them have commented to me through their lawyers that when they are asked to go to for example to stop the environmental manipulation which leaves them freezing. we cubans for various disturb the doc who says they have no power to do it and as one of them one of the hunger strikers what is the point of a doctor a large part officials are making no effort to and a mass hunger strike by appeasing the detainees most of whom were cleared for
release years ago as u.s. military attorney barry when gurd explain to r.t. ninety eight percent of these men have no allegations against them to say we can't release them because they might do something in the future is completely ridiculous look we understand that guantanamo bay is there because we're fighting the emotion of terror internationally but that the fact that we're fighting something that can't be conquered and the fact that one time obey remains open is still unjust and should be rectified immediately we can't allow this in this humanitarian violation to continue i think there's a sense in washington d.c. that you know we don't care whether these men did anything or not they're going to stay in guantanamo bay forever because it's good for us politically and that is completely the wrong answer you know if president obama wanted to he could at least attempt to stop the hunger strike i was then guantanamo bay last week and i saw no indication of any action to even end the hunger strike let alone send these men
back home or give them justice in some form. braving the winds the e.u. tuned braze genetically modified food an ease the tide regulations surrounding it the country's environment secretary claims g.m. crops are actually safer than many of the alternatives although health organizations beg to differ g.m. crops such as corn and rice spread through the food chain via cattle are adding up in our daily products at around ninety percent of all biotechs see heeds our own by the us john monsanto which is accused of stifling small businesses and driving farmers to ruin meanwhile the alarm is being raised over the health implications of bio attack food ranging from simple allergies to devastating immune system problems are fully boyko investigates. it's controversial but britain's environment
secretary says that the public should embrace genetically modified food is a hard sell their campaign is say it's dangerous to human health whereas the scientific community supports the technology and if it is a safe as they and the government are sure it is and the argument for g.m. food is quite compelling it would allow farmers to grow crops in tough conditions and thus help to feed hungry mouths around the world the u.s. and brazil already must have produces of the stuff and the british government says the u.k. shouldn't be getting left behind took more about this i'm joined by dr robert he's the founder for the alliance for natural health which campaigns against g.m. foods. there are a billion hungry mouths in the world and we're being told that this technology is safe shouldn't we embrace it in that case well if you look at all the real developments in raising eels it hasn't actually occurred through g.m. it's occurred through conventional breeding practices and we know that the european authorities have probably one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems compared
with other parts of the world but only two crops have actually got through the net for cultivation over fifty have been approved for consumption but of course the majority of it is given to animals in the human what are the risks in this case how is it dangerous to human health there's been a lot of g.m. produced of course a large amount of it going to animals but the u.s. population has been eating a lot of g.m. corner a lot of g.m. soy and they say well we can't see the effect we believe looking at humans as guinea pigs is not a great way of doing it particularly given the fact that we're only looking at really one or two generations of exposure why is the government so keen to develop this technology in that case and who would be benefiting from it if they did there are about a half a dozen companies that are the key players in this areas of which monsanto is the biggest and they've been putting huge pressure on governments they're all doing that the biggest problem is concentrating the agricultural research. and particularly seed supply in the hands of a few companies and these companies have
a lot of sway with the major governments in the world including the u.k. government up to that many thanks for your comments but as one environmental group said the british government's attempts to get g.m. food back on the menu is like looking at dead horse and despite any of the scientific arguments for it one thing that you couldn't tell you way that is that g.m. food just doesn't have a good reputation and savvy last month showed that only twenty one percent of the u.k. population supports the technology but a boy. london. and up next an r.t. we dig into claims of government and corporate corruption behind one of the worst ever oil spills stay with us.
as a person lives in russia i get asked very often why i had a console fit well are americans actually fat or is this just a myth from some hater countries the centers for disease control have declared obesity to be a disease that's a twenty point nine percent of adult americans are obese and that is an all time high people blame the sedentary lifestyle as the cause yes if you were out all day at work and then all evening after driving the home of sure doesn't help your waistline but problems can have multiple causes and the authors of the book rich food poor food believe it could be tied to eat foods that are allowed in america but our band and many other countries across the globe some of these chemicals and techniques and foods that are banned by some other countries are a less strong which is in many snack products which lower scale worries but kills your body's ability to absorb minerals brought native flour which saves tons of time for the baker but beats up your internal organs and of course. our good old friend synthetic growth hormones which are in livestock which have been linked to
cancer big problems really have simple solutions you could run around and exercise as much as you like but if you're being pumped full of these chemicals that are illegal in much of the world well your chances of fitting into that bathing suit are ironically slim but that's just my opinion. the after the b.p. spill dr ron came to we c.n.n. and we're in barry teria which is forty miles from the gulf and about one hundred fifty miles from the wellhead the oil and dispersants have come into here yesterday the wind blew really hard these tables got this cloudy gritty glaze on look at that that's just what's on the table before we even start the interview. was b.p. about to repeat the same strategy that exxon used with the valve these oil spill
this pack of confidential documents were uncovered as part of the toxic tort lawsuits that followed with some of the workers who realized that their sicknesses lingered lingered lingered these documents are very incriminating and they show that thousands of workers actually did in fact get sick from exposure to a number of chemicals including to be toxic. axons chief medical advisor dr kind of cool it's a memo to x. on and at the very end here you see the intent we do not need a health hazard evaluation and should try and avoid it if possible. the health hazard evaluation is osha and nyasha coming in and saying sorry there's too many sick people here and you spiller are now labile for doing long term medical surveillance how axe.