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freeboard video for your media project c.e.o. don carty dot com. whistleblower edward snowden basks in an upsurge of support among americans while we report on one u.s. internet company that's refusing to yield to government snooping. and egypt's will soon get a new batch of after sixteen fighter jets from the united states despite promises to review its assistance program while a poll of egyptians show that its weapons and money do more harm than good. out of moscow court has found russian aware sergei magnitsky guilty of tax evasion four years after his death in custody.
three pm in moscow watching r t a marina joshie welcome to the program how more americans consider adult snowden to be a whistleblower than a traitor highly sign a poll found that fifty five percent of respondents were sympathetic about what he did while about a third were less forgiving washington though is adamant he faced charges of espionage for exposing its surveillance systems it's a network that involves almost all u.s. telecom and tech giants but one internet provider is standing firm and refusing the n.s.a.'s advances and so far managing to get away with it argues kevin no one spoke to the owner of x. mission pete ashton. we have had situations where people inside the attorney general's office of slandered my business and said that we're supporting criminals we absolutely do not support criminals we just ask for a proper warrant and that seems to be too much to ask most of the time or the other issue is that we saw with the n.s.a. . exposure that google and microsoft and apple and others were supposedly
cooperating that's they're probably charging for that privilege so they're making a financial decision to open their networks for inspection by the n.s.a. and it's not worth it to me to do that i don't want to live in a surveillance society and i'd rather stick by what our constitution says that we're protected by we surely i guess said begins and johnson got less to lose that big business is they got less to fear of night yeah absolutely and but it's funny because i've got more to lose i mean i couldn't fight a protracted court battle but i'm willing to do it i'm willing to go to jail to protect my customers from being wholesale the monitor i find it surprising that a company with the resources of google. isn't more circumspect about the information they're giving away and what they're selling it begs the question how long this has been going all that doesn't it of course a lot of may be familiar with that i think it's just come out now with regard to
snowden and his revelations is that what you think of him i think he's a hero and i think he's doing the right thing i think it's shameful that he's being treated like a criminal for standing up and reporting what i believe are illegal acts by our government people shouldn't be treated under the espionage act is the obama administration has done so many times to people standing up and believing that what is going on is wrong otherwise we have no recourse to turn our government around. the insider threat program president obama's initiative that mandates federal employees to start spying on each other is coming under increasing scrutiny now under that program millions of government workers must watch their colleagues for a whistleblower tendencies and report any suspicions to their superiors but as our washington correspondent and she can ever before it's the government's own experts have grave doubts. we learned that not only does the u.s. government spy on everybody's electronic communications but it also urges
government employees to snitch on each other in fact there is a program in place it's called the program which is designed to reveal potential whistleblowers before they blow the whistle under this insider threat program millions of federal workers and contractors are instructed to recognize quote indicators of things side of behavior among their colleagues and to report their suspicions to authorities now get those indicators include an employee's financial problems working hours unexplained travel stress wars for instance and an f.b.i. insider detection guide warns private security personnel and managers to watch for quote a desire to help the underdog or a particular cause james bond want to be a divided loyalty allegiance to another person or company or to a country the size of the united states under such guidelines anybody can potentially be targeted more of a behavioral experts even those working for the government doubt that the program
will work and they say there is no proven scientific basis for these behavioral profiling but these are just fine program is for him to do is to lead to lots of baseless and discriminatory investigations one wonders if this really has any purpose but to create an atmosphere of fear no wonder investigative journalists say their sources have dried up and government officials are afraid to pick up the phone especially now in light of edward snowden's revelations which make it clear everyone is under surveillance this kind of a witch hunt is definitely not something people expected from candidate obama take a listen this is from six years ago i will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom that means no more illegal wiretapping of american citizens these words perhaps a different future but it seems the u.s. is going back to the mccarthy days with the government urging people to spy on each other. to scare an insider from revealing what they see as the government's wrong
doings in this without one also has to ask the question is there any other way one could learn about the government's wrongdoings done in secrecy almaden from an insider to us term this the answer is obvious no. david lindorff admirer of an online news website explained why he thinks the program could damage the government it's. incredible extension of this stasi like you know the old east german style as the light approach to life in america and at the same time it's a completely inefficient and failed way to try to run a government bureaucracy it's not about national security it's about preventing. people from telling the truth about problems with government about corruption about failed policies and so on and it what it really is is the by many ministration has gone even beyond the nixon administration from the seventy's in its fear of leaks
and its effort to control the story it trying to prevent the press from getting access as to to people inside the government who will tell them through that what's going on so that all they get is public relations handouts from the government and it's trying to prevent the government from being embarrassed. now surveillance or running a mob has brought down the prime minister of luxemburg the man you can see here john. served in the job for eighteen years and record but has just resigned over the country's intelligence agencies misconduct luxemburg secret service is apparently bogged top politicians squander budgets on flashy cars and engaged in power games in neighboring germany chancellor merkel is treading carefully before berlin delegation has for a meeting in washington and she softened her tone after demanding the u.s. explain mass spying against germans after it emerged that germany has actually been
clear looting of the n.s.a. experts say she could pay a heavy prize if it's found out of merkel knew more and then she let on. hand just to remind you of the extent of u.s. spying on germany as revealed by albert snowden's leaks alice a is reported to have made up to five hundred million data interceptions a month snooping in on people's phone calls messages and emails there to find out how the world's been reacting to our snowden's avalanche of leaks you can head to r.t. dot com our web site and only the oregon check out our timeline which documents the impact as well as the damage of his revelations. the united states still plans to go through with a delivery of four after sixteen fighter jets to egypt in the coming weeks despite egyptian military's removal of president mohamed morsi washington has been
reluctant to label the egyptian overhaul a coup since that would bar assistance to the volatile state correspondent bill true brings us the latest on how the country is coping with its transition. the supporters of ousted leader mohamed morsy remain steadfast they're continuing their sit in another city in the capital they held a symbolic funeral for the dozens killed in violent clashes on monday morning between security forces and members of the sit in they marched from their mosque where this ongoing protest is happening to the presidential palace where they had a kind of standoff with republican guards this comes at a time when there's been an arrest warrant issued for the supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood mohamed. for inciting violence on monday if he is that this arrest will scupper any plans for the missing brotherhood's participation in this time here in egypt on monday the interim president for his part issued a road map for egypt in the form of
a constitutional declaration it said that there would be a new constitution and parliamentary and presidential elections within the six months this was rejected by the most brotherhood and its political party the freedom and justice party. all the way through went for the election when it was the liberals that missed or whatever and then the military would come back in one year and say just repeat everything again start another it was the start of this what we are trying to say all the time is not about morsi is about the values meanwhile the u.s. have responded in a manner which it doesn't necessarily reflect what commentators are saying here which was this is a military coup if this is labeled as a coup this would affect u.s. assistance to egypt the latest reports are that the u.s. are sending four x. sixteen fighter jets to egypt in the next few days this is part of a larger package of twenty fighter planes which eight of which were already
delivered in january the spokesperson for the white house for his part said that they would it was not in the interests of america to reconsider its package of assistance to egypt although president obama has. look into. the plan for american supports all of egypt in the future. well a survey of egyptian attitudes towards the u.s. reveals that people there haven't been satisfied with america's role in their homeland and may american researchers concluded that about eight out of ten egyptians fell negatively towards the u.s. with just sixteen per se and having a positive attitude towards the country when it comes to president obama nearly three quarters were unhappy with the way he handled american foreign affairs that sentiments been strong since the day obama took office back in two thousand and nine egyptians were also pessimistic about their country's dependence on u.s. financial and military aid was more than half of the population saying it is harming egypt the recent coup has done little to improve america's image there as
policy or no reports. they miss it is clear they want the army out and morsi in but there's another message in between the patriotic chants anger against the west for its sinus and implicit support for a military coup i just my son was i think i want that i already have made the egyptian street is littered with anti obama posters and each day more new ones appear we set out to find out who's making them and found the this is one of the oldest print shops in cairo in the last two years its printing presses have grind to a halt we found the same in the shop and this one instead of making a killing there on the verge of bankruptcy things have not been going so well since the revolution things were better before we've been so slow for the past three years in that time i only had ten clients asking for posters so who is responsible
for the anti american posters i'll search reach to date in but by is up plentiful and hatred against america is growing each year washington gives cairo one point three billion dollars in military aid if america causes a coup it will be forced to stop but many fear the decision to say nothing except that it is reviewing the situation will ultimately backfire and feel hatred towards the us and i think the make that is this dealing with things in double standard so i would say i thought i might have to give up a woman for a mars is. equal to one thousand men standing supporting morsi and for different reasons there's no joy from washington even from the people who want to live in the states how madonna holds both american and egyptian citizenship two months ago he sold up ready to trade cairo for texas he feels washington is too deeply embroiled in internal egyptian politics and pulls the strings from
a fall i have no problem with american people have problems with american politics which try to into. fear in the way we want to live and that's not right with washington and its allies refusing to show strong reaction to the recent turbulent events in egypt some feel it's a love hate affair between the two countries we all. we all have friends on the person. we are we have the fine this being said we don't expect that somebody would sort of israel or. disappoint shool old does not understand you all deliberately he. is if you are the truth as the unrest on egypt streets grow maybe while you the brotherhood now having trying to mock lucy and seen it fail to alms it spells disaster for everyone from the protesters on the streets to the people
who just want a quiet life like muhammad in his printing shop all that president obama topic he committed himself to saying is that he is deeply concerned by what is happening here in egypt meanwhile the it's no wonder then that posters like this will continue to be popular no matter who put it same policy r t cairo. now britain is closing in on its burgeoning legal loan sharks some of which are hitting the poor with high watering interest rates of over five thousand per se and all we hear about what's being done about it. and. they want chemical weapon team excepts serious invitation to conduct a fact finding mission in aleppo after russian investigators say they found evidence that the rebels not there were a genius toxic gas there. will
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welcome back you're watching aren't female and moscow chords given guilty verdicts against the late auditor sergey magnitsky to have the hermitage capital fund william browder both were accused of tax evasion in a high profile case in russia our kids are in english so has the details. court has ruled that their auditor sergei magnitsky who died in custody in two thousand and nine is guilty of tax evasion and similar rulings has been brought against his former boss william browder u.k. citizen who refused to attend court session who was also sentenced to nine years in prison in absentia now according to court documents and to witness testimony both musically and browder have constructed an elaborate scheme of tax evasion by essentially employing so-called dead souls people who were either disabled and couldn't work or people who were who were dead by essentially putting them on the
list of people who supposedly were working for browder thereby embezzling more than seventeen million dollars now the case has garnered a lot of attention because prior to his arrest and subsequent claims that he has been covered in a lab or a corruption scheme which involved some high ranking russian officials and human rights activists in russia and abroad claimed that this was partly the reason for my new skis demise in the prisons the case has enough not breach of russia's borders even bringing to the to a diplomatic route between moscow and washington because u.s. officials have adopted a so-called magnitsky act which prohibited some sixty russian officials from entry to the united states and using their banking system russia retaliated tit for tat with their own version of the magnitsky act law which prohibits american citizens from moscow believed to be guilty of crimes against russian citizens from entering russia. now an ethnically charge of murder has sparked outrage in southern russia
online find out how locals have been rallying for four days demanding all chechens be expelled from their towns following a bar brawl that and that in a deadly stabbing. and million pounds to watch one man british officials say scrutiny over the spiraling cost for police to constantly patrol equador an amnesty to keep julian assange from escaping that story and more at r.t. dot com. how serious chemical weapons could become a catastrophic security hazard to the west should asas regime fall the u.k.'s intelligence service chief says the most worrying emerging terrorist threat as if it callicles fall into the hands of radical fighters who have been attracted to the conflict meanwhile they have the u.n. chemical weapon fact finding mission has accepted the syrian government's invitation to visit the country president asad the government insists the u.n. should focus on an incident attributed to opposition forces back in march near the
northern city of aleppo and russia recently presented evidence to the un which it says shows syrian rebels attacked a regime forces with sarin gas the rebels in turn blame the government for the attack the u.s. britain and france saying they've seen no evidence that the opposition as a quiet or used chemical weapons meanwhile u.s. lawmakers are holding back on the promise arms supplies to the syrian opposition fearing the weapons will and up in the wrong hands by anti-war campaigner richard backer told us that moscow's findings to be enough for washington to reconsider its pledge of lethal support. we should be an eye opener for anyone who has any doubts about what's going on this latest report from russia to die or to use of chemical weapons by the opposition the intervention policy love story for. with the training
of the forces of the opposition the syrian opposition. pouring in five is that the cause is really just the right because there is a great deal about position inside the united states and there is. inside the congress there is a great concern about where this will lead to and whether it will lead to a regional war or something even wider if the united states goes forward with its plans to achieve its objective which is overthrowing the government is your time now for a world update southwest china is in chaos caused by what's said to be the worst flooding there in fifty years at least forty people are thought dead and dozens missing after a rain triggered landslide buried several homes in the sichuan province to the north twelve more were killed on tuesday after an unfinished coal mine workshop collapsed overall as many as two million people have been affected by the delusion
. the man charged with carrying out the boston bombing two months ago has pleaded not guilty to all thirty charges against him hearts or not is accused of using a weapon of mass destruction which killed three people including an eight year old boy he also faces charges over the murder of a police officer after the attack took place it's not yet known whether prosecutors will push for the death penalty. am these are a life make sure if you're looking at now for one then taking six environmental activists or a way out the outside of western europe's tallest building known as the shard that women are protesting against drilling for oil in the arctic by of the energy giant shell was headquarters are next door police and emergency services are waiting at the bottom of the eighty seven story skyscraper greenpeace says all six hours are well trained and in no danger. the noose is
tightening around firms in britain offering so-called payday loans at exorbitant rates of interest eleven agents who charge rates up to five thousand percent say they'll stop providing that type of low after a crackdown by the government. other lenders have yet to reply to delta made them to clean up their act or you boyko has more. louise and her husband were bankrupt when she took out her first payday loan she couldn't afford to pay it back sometimes they would call up and so do you want to so you truly do you want to. take up another day learned that one and have a has more money and they still call it snow louise's two loans of two hundred fifty pounds each ended up costing over two thousand pounds the financial pressure meant that louise's two sons had to relocate to live with their birth father once things psycho it just seemed to continue forever and it still like that now
even though it's been. eight months after we've paid them off when we're still going it tough last year stretched budgets meant that britons took out two billion pounds worth of short term loans it's a burgeoning industry but it's taken hold quickly leaving government regulation to catch up you know it doesn't matter how careful you are with money sometimes you pay just one stretch far enough but there are remarkably few rules that govern how payday lenders operate customers have been refused credit by banks and here exhausted every other means of securing a loan can simply apply online and most are approved within moments which means they can get their hands on the cash within minutes they're in problem is paying it back payday lenders can charge any rate of interest they like often up to five thousand percent the industry's been accused of bullying borrowers into taking out
multiple loans lending money to drunk individuals people with mental health issues and even children the office of fair trading has told the u.k.'s fifty biggest lenders to stop handing out loans irresponsibly couple last year between the director of thirty six i think it's due to a combination of reduced income. needs to come forward with a rigorous plan in order to better protect us from. longer is the u.k.'s largest payday loans company is new head of public affairs used to be an advisor to david cameron leading to accusations that the company is lobbying its interests with the government. paid for meetings with conservative ministers they paid a in excess of opposing fifty minutes with somebody from government. not right you're using your employees were told you have money and because they
want money for their relation with these companies the money for nothing. and the train of the thing is for people to back off to be free up to this. councils up and down the country have blocked access to payday loan websites from computers in libraries and public buildings to stop constituents being tempted by instant cash that will plunge them into debt. with. no petro do you think you're going to pay it back in ten days you want to say you hope. when it comes to that and you have. to say. that many struggling britons despite being born and still finding the instant cash altie tempting. london. and up next here in r.t.
abby martin was breaking a sad state that. many in latin america are furious with the forced grounding of bolivia's president evo morales is playing in austria and even twelve nations in latin america are coming together to discuss the consequences of the event the plane was forced to the ground while flying over the e.u. because it was believed that that sneaky snowden was hiding on board trying to get to asylum in bolivia and beyond some might say that this is no big deal so president of some contras since he had a delayed flight for a few hours they happen man plus you've got to get that still got all costs right well one is delayed flight is another man's imperial skyjacking you see the countries of latin america have a common history as being on the bad end of brutal western european imperialism and
when the president of a former colony could just be abducted at the will of the you would have his plane searched it sure makes you feel like you're still under the lash of foreign control doesn't it do any of you think for a moment that any e.u. officials who are so willing to groan morales would dare to do the same thing air force one i don't think so morose clearly was treated like some sort of second class president and despite this insult they didn't even catch oden this is what i call a double fail but that's just my pain. you live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous i had lunch i got so many i mean the town i know that i'm sitting seems really messed up. in the old story so personally. it's. the worst year for the little.
white house of a. radio guy and for minestrone something i want. to give you never seen anything like this i'm told. and low guys i'm having mine and welcome to a very special edition of breaking the sets. believe it or not today marks our two hundredth episode. i know i know it's crazy to believe already broadcast one hundred hours of programming and each one of those hours cut from the false left right paradigm pushed on us by the corporate media but i haven't only called out the press for its failure in covering real stories and also going to voice to those overlooked by the m.s.m. this show has provided up.