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of today. and this week saw a little change to the plight of edward snowden. remains in the transit. port but he did manage to talk to representatives of human rights organizations. until now it was all it was all guesswork where is he what is he doing and what is his next step well that meeting took place during which edward snowden has pretty much described his situation how he was living and what drove him to where he is right now a little over one month to go. home and paradise and i lived in great comfort. i also had the capability without any warrant of war search or see and read your communications anyone's communications at any time is the power to change
people's fates it is also a serious violation of the wall of the former n.s.a. and cia contractor it has been on the run essentially from u.s. authorities for three weeks following his interview with the guardian's glenn greenwald in the first part of the interview was published in may and the second part just came out in which edward snowden has explained his motivation for actually breaking his silence and leaking the information that he was prepared to increasingly was exposed to true information that had not been propagandized in the media. that we were actually involved in this leading the public and misleading all the public's not just the american public in order to create a certain mindset in the global consciousness and i was actually a victim of that i grew up with the understanding that the world i lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with each other and privacy without it being
monitored without being measured or analyzed or or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems i think a lot of people of my generation anybody who grew up with the internet that was their understanding well of course now the united states has unleashed a full out manhunt for edward snowden which is peculiar considering that everybody seems to know where he is but still the u.s. cannot get their hands on it on him even though not for the lack of trying definitely have. understand that snowden's passport has been unaltered by u.s. authorities so obviously he can't really get anywhere without having proper documents on him so this is the case and for asylum in russia which by the way russian authorities say they haven't received he has to be the only real way out at least he would have some sort of documents on him which could either help him either stay in moscow or which seems to be the plan to head on over to one of the three latin american countries be that venezuela or believe or whichever country else he may think off which will be willing to take him in. or by requesting asylum
from moscow snowden has also agreed to comply with the conditions laid out by president putin that he stops harming the u.s. meanwhile washington a slammed russia for providing a so-called propaganda platform for the fugitive whistleblower although it's failed to explain just what exactly moscow's done wrong in the first place. we are disappointed that russian officials and agencies facilitated this meeting today by allowing these activists and representatives into the moscow airports transit zone to meet with mr snowden despite the government's declarations of russian's neutrality with respect to mr snowden you're disappointed that they let someone into their own airport and allow it well that they facilitated this event of course why because this gave a forum. that you should have before there's a for you forfeited his right to freedom of speech as well met miss mr snowden as
we've talked about let me just say this because i think it's important he's not a whistleblower he's not human rights activists he's wanted on a series of serious criminal charges brought in these certain eastern district of virginia in the united states i'm sorry but i didn't realize people wanted on charges forfeited their right to speak to free speech and i want to start insulators leaks particularly highlights microsoft the company has allegedly installed backdoor access to its services exclusively for government surveillance right mcgovern a retired cia officer he believes internet and telecom johns are not at all concerned about breaking the law. really what's happened here is the us companies have become joined in a way with the united states government in such a way that you have the corporations the government or just the media and the congress and judiciary all pretty much joining in
a complicit attempt to circumvent the constitution of the united states there is zero concern on the part of the communications companies to violate the law they know that they'll be protected even it if it's as post facto so skype of course is where we're communicating my greetings to the n.s.a. people who are watching us by simulcast i just learned from this latest revelation that not only can they intercept our voice but they share images so hello to all the n.s.a. monitors out there well there is one small company that's making headlines for the opposite reason. based internet provider has been rebuffed thing the government and shielding uses data from the snooping my colleague kevin now and caught up with found all the exhibition pete us don't. 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 the begins and johnson got less to lose that big business is they've got less to fear of night yeah absolutely 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 our own 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. it's good to have you with us or not see today israel was behind the recent explosions at the key syrian port of the takia this according to statements made by three anonymous u.s. officials and a pre-dawn blasts allegedly targeted a russian made and the ship missile battery which syria did history receive i should say two years ago
a middle east correspondent paula slip has details on this. american officials speaking anonymously have revealed that explosions reported at a key syrian port some nine days ago would likely the result of an israeli air strike now the allegations referred to dawn explosions in the city of latakia and they allegedly targeted russian made. missiles not only a court missile betty was supplied by russia to the syrian armed forces back in two thousand and eleven a permanent russian naval base in the city of type two us which is about eighty kilometers from the turkey or what we're hearing from the syrian observatory for human rights is that fighter jets were seen in the skies around the city of haifa which lies east of latakia not several troops were reportedly killed and wounded in the explosions the syrian rebels do acknowledge to quote them that foreign forces destroyed the advance and missiles and they hinted that is what might have been
behind the attack the spokesperson for the free syrian army said that the attack was either by an air raid or long range missiles fired from boats in the mediterranean what we're hearing now according to iranian media however is that syrian officials have denied reports that israel was behind this attack so far the israeli government has declined to comment all confirm or refute allegations that it is responsible for these attacks but however if these reports are true this attack would mark the israeli strike on syria within the past six months in may israel launched two is strikes on syria and turkey one of the strikes was full to be on the country's scientific studies and research center which was previously attacked by the israeli air force back in january the other attack which took place on may the food targeted surface to surface missiles provided by iran and was targeted to damascus international airport israel has not gone on record to claim
responsibility for any of these attacks at. same time tel aviv has made it clear that the country is prepared to go into syria if it means preventing hizbollah or other militant groups from obtaining additional what it calls sophisticated weaponry is well worth airing here today red line israel does consider advantage missile systems such as the systems coined to be a great to vital infrastructure on the country's coast including its gas reserves and its power stations so the facts seem to point towards an israeli airstrike but as i say no confirmation from the israeli side not that we were expecting to get it anyway. correspondent paula. senior correspondent of the haaretz newspaper he told me a bit earlier in the program that israel's actions are intended to avoid future trouble by preventing weapons getting into the hands of hezbollah or what i'm trying to portray is israel's defensive agenda of
not clashing with syria but when a terrorist organization such as below tries to get its hands on such a sophisticated missiles we have no current confirmation of direct hezbollah involvement we also know that these russian weapons were actually sold to syria more than two years ago now if indeed israel is involved in these airstrikes what's the motivation here israel does not go out and preempt syrian missiles and it does so only when syria seems to be on the verge of transporting transferring those missiles to hezbollah so rather than wait until these missiles will reach beirut or side of israel probably decided to preempt and hit. in the meantime russia slammed the u.s. and its allies earlier this week for what moscow called producing maximum allegations with minimum credibility that's regarding the use of chemical weapons
in syria western powers a clane bashar al assad's regime used nerve gas on civilians back in march but russia revealed it had conducted its own investigation into the incident and discovered the syrian opposition was in fact responsible for the atrocity which killed twenty six russia's u.n. envoy added that western claim to the contrary appeared to be aimed at hampering an independent investigation into the chemical attack itself the tally churkin substantiated russia's findings the results of the analysis clearly indicate that the ordinance used in color cell was not industrial or manufactured and was filled with sudden of the site in technical specifications proof that it was not in the us to really manufactured either the project island volved is not is standard one for chemical use therefore there is evident you want to believe that it was the armed opposition fighters who used the chemical weapons in khan.
still to come for you in this program additional police deployed to belfast shortly we'll bring you the latest from northern ireland's capital which is gulped in sectarian violence for the second night in a row. with. the u.k. by more than forty percent in the past year we investigate those who prey on people's feeble finances. what defines a country's success. faceless figures of economic growth. for a factual standard of living.
spying ruining the economy and inciting violence in the military's clampdown on the muslim brotherhood started soon after morsi was toppled with its top members are arrested and islamist t.v. networks also have been shut down a huge crowds have been out in cairo all week some demanding more seats reinstatement of the celebrating the fact that he's gone on monday fifty seven people were killed in clashes between the army and the deposed president's supporters and what the brotherhood called a massacre by the authorities and washington's urged the government to release the deposed leader it appears ambivalent on whether it considers the military's takeover a coup well senior adviser to the muslim brotherhood. is much more clear on the subject. every human being does something wrong and certainly every government does a lot of things wrong but that's not an excuse for a military coup and i can see how many people are making that excuse that it's ok to have a military coup similar to what the idiocy that we've heard from some of the world
leaders and other western leaders that all military coups are a new form of bringing about democracy this is a new level of intellectual low this is not acceptable now this is the twenty first century political scenes are governed by politicians by democratic means if you want to bring down a government you go to the ballot box and you don't go brushing up to the military because you failed as a political leader or you failed as a political party again to the date easy to collect a lot of people that are angry at one thing it's very difficult when you ask them to make a choice with responsibility because then they have to man up to the policies that are they asking for you got turned down the street on t.v. running a government swearing in a nose to the ministry of defense political prisoners in jail close down of the major parties in the media channels that are anti the coup and killing of protests in the street while more do you need is the classical ingredients of any military coup. in the meantime egypt's interim government has failed to get the country back on track its planning a new constitution and a parliamentary vote in about half a year but the backbone of the country's economy that of tourism it shows little prospect of recovery the deadly street battles across the nation doing little for
its image artie's cairo correspondent bill true reports. behind me is the egyptian museum one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole of the country is the first port of call for many tourists coming off the plane here in downtown cairo however it isn't empty this is a scene this been seen across the country in all the most popular tourist destinations putting a week of political turmoil after the ouster of mohamed morsi egypt's tourists and history which makes up and having percent of the country's economy has taken a massive beating since the tiny we can define revolution particularly as tourists are becoming increasingly scarce in the last week we've seen massive nationwide demonstrations funded by clashes between rival groups and on sunday fifty people were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of the deposed president leaving many to face the terrorists won't come to egypt in the future have been travel warnings are being issued by embassies including the u.s. embassy actually sent by spend on emergency stop time after u.s. citizen was stopped last week in these bloody clashes made to international tour
operators that are becoming can also come so that tourist to my oldest on september fearing the fiscal shammai will continue to do through this this is a free like but still work this has most kids however local tour operators and souvenir shops and we don't have international backing fail to plug the gaps the poor woman's. me to the soup on the budget the mail list them five percent yeah and then we seem to be that somebody place toes and you feel as if the job was you know will keep you safe piste people thank you very much sir. sir people are fearing meant i was very supportive of the previous leader mohamed morsy remain in the city and refuse to go home in various parts of the country that are going to see further clashes but those like chokey working in the tourist industry they feed this means tourists are going to continue to be scared
from coming to egypt and actually the future of egypt's tourism is going. even. and police in several u.s. cities are reportedly on high alert or limited mounting the riots by a highly controversial verdict. being racially biased the court found a neighborhood watchman george zimmerman not guilty of murdering an unarmed black teenager as the moment faced life behind bars if convicted but a jury ruled he had acted in self-defense when he shot trayvon martin last year in florida the case has reverberate across america and reignited a shop racial debate and you can stay up to date with the story on air and online as well simply head over to. including images from the scene of protests taking place across america other stories on the web site right now this hour including. this video coming right here showing how saturday's horrific accident in moscow could have claimed even more than the eighteen lives it did if not for the steering
skills of passing drivers. also on the website as well for our jubilation in southern china as the. nuclear project after a shoot to protest you can find out how much the respect of public opinion will cost the chinese government. but for now on the program here on r.t. loyalist riots in north belfast of continued for the second night in a row prompting the deployment of hundreds of additional police the march by the british orange order spiraled into one rest after the traditional route was shortened to keep it from passing through a sectarian flashpoint. but he's still got some i think here all the second even a bit on a much much smaller scale than we saw last night though the situation moves bad but the numbers are significantly smaller and the laws police operation trying to quell
these tend to have the starting it cooled slowly for the police forcing that controversial decision by the phrase mission they didn't reach for the twelfth of july parades and not for large scale anger on the streets of belfast here again tonight as you can see we've had a full full thing they have been through. the last number of police offices dealing with this operation of all three female sex the numbers of mutual aid office is. a good thing scotland is well being hit and this thing northern ireland police force but i think that's the problem the last couple of nights really highlighted some of the big tensions that still need to be addressed and it's going to make it even more important in the coming weeks with the plans for the ballpark talk to take place in this situation the questions still remain cold through expressions and how are people marching these questions the only how you calm the
situation and alone get. ready addressing some of the. surface. on saturday russia held its largest military drills in twenty years it was part of an operational ability test by the country's defense minister but one hundred sixty thousand troops took part in the exercises backed by more than one hundred airplanes a thousand tanks about seventy ships the drills which will run seoul next saturday to check transport security as well as technical then medical support capabilities of the russian army the last major military check up was in may help along russia's southern front. now the country's been upping its annual military budget with planned spending expected to reach now more than one hundred billion dollars in just two years. and the u.k. government's fair trading regulator has unleashed a crackdown on firms offering short term loans at exorbitant rates of interests but
despite the demand to clean up their act the often dubbed vulture agents won't be forced to fix the damage they've inflicted on people are police reports. 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 sell your jewelry do you want to. take up take out another day learned that one and have a one more money and they still call it still louise's to loans of two hundred fifty pounds each and it 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. it just seemed to continue forever and it's still like that now even though it's been. eight months after we've paid them off from we're still going it tough last
year stretched budgets meant that britain's 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 are going to refuse to 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 thirty six i think it's due to a combination of reduced income. financial shocks the government needs to come forward with a rigorous plan in order to better protect us from payday loans 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 longer reportedly paid for meetings with conservative ministers they paid a in excess of opposing pony's to have a fifteen minute vote with somebody from government you know that's not right you're using your employees we told you have money and because they want money for their relations with these companies no government money for nothing they are wanting something in return and the train of return we are wanting is for people to back off and to be free up to this double they have backed off quite well so far
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 it was hard because with. no petro do you think you are going to pay it back in ten days well you want so you hope. when it comes to that you have got. next month but many struggling britons despite being warned still finding the instant cash all too tempting. london. right how about of ours here in half an hour's time but next year the program will be having a close look at the whole the global economy has taken on the african state of live from moscow and thank you for sharing your sunday with us today.
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 the 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 contra since he had a delayed flight for a few hours things happen man got to get that still guy at 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 search 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 ground morality 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 opinion. but . i'm going to know the judge so that i could money to buy seeds. dies or to manage the money.