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for your media project c.d.o. gogarty dot com. when you say no to the government. they have the ability to take everything. over an encrypted e-mail service he's bought and it's a leaker edward snowden tells out here about his confrontation with u.s. officials and why he was forced to shut down. for give the whistleblower bradley manning request a presidential pardon after being sentenced to thirty five years in jail for making america secrets public. and agents deposed leader hosni mubarak is allowed to leave prison but he'll be placed under house arrest and sad.
international news live from moscow this is aussie with me your leadership of allah thanks for joining us a being implicated in a worldwide surveillance america appears now to be targeting those who help users protect themselves against the n.s.a. spying is the owner of a secure email service used by whistleblower edward snowden is not in a court battle with the u.s. government after being forced to shut down is a statement from love a bit. levinson and he insisted that the u.s. authorities wanted information about his customers but according to him that would amount to a crime against the american people so he took this service offline instead levison isn't allowed to disclose many details because of ongoing court proceedings but he did explain his decision father to my colleague mike reiss. if i had continued to operate i felt like it would have put me in a ethically compromising position. in other words the service
no longer would have been what i intended it to be which was a secure and private method of communication for americans so you posted a message on line saying that you were in an impossible situation that either you would quote you here become complicit in crimes against the american people or walk away from a decade of your hard work what do you think you would have faced if you didn't shut down the service when you say no to the government. they have the ability to take everything they have the ability to take your business take your money and take your freedom and there really isn't all that much you can do about it. i was looking at the very real possibility of an impossible debt and possibly being put in jail and still not being able to tell people why i was even in jail you wrote on the line that without congressional action or
a strong judicial precedent that you would advise people users against trusting a company that has physical ties to the us why is that all of the major providers here in the us. have provided. our government with real time access to the private information of their users and they don't really have a choice about it and they don't really have the ability to tell anybody about. oh so the fact is if you trust your data to a company even if they they haven't already been approached. and been required to provide access. the simple fact is they could be in the future. from other email providers the n.s.a. collected fifty six thousand messages annually over three years and according to declassified documents none of them had anything to do with terror threats go to
altie dot com to find out more about what the security agency revealed about itself . the council of europe meanwhile isn't happy with the british government for destroying the guardian's hard drives containing the league's n.s.a. data i will tell you why on r.t. dot com. also blog bradley manning's defense will file a request to the u.s. president to have the former on a private pardoned mani has been sentenced to thirty five years behind bars for disclosing the biggest amount of classified data in american history prosecutors wanted a sixty year jail term to discourage any potential whistleblowers in the future. which account has the details from washington. probably manning has received a prison sentence that was ten years longer than the period of time after which many of the documents you released would have been automatically be classified
bradley manning and his defense are submitting a request for a pardon the president of the united states has the power to pardon him and you see many people here wearing t. shirts and carrying a banners that say part in bradley in his request for the president's pardon bradley manning talked about the post nine eleven age the age of the war on terror saying in the efforts to meet the risks the u.s. has forgotten its humanity but will he manage to outweigh the desire of the government to make an example out of bradley manning to discourage future whistleblowers bradley manning also has supporters who were somewhat relieved by the sentence so pleased he is not going to spend the rest of his life in prison as prosecutors wanted his lawyer said in ten years bradley manning will get a chance to be released on parole there is hardly any chance president obama will pardon him really especially in the current environment of the government's crackdown on whistleblowers and environment where you have the new whistleblower edward snowden someone who was not discouraged by the crackdown so the government
definitely doesn't want more people following suit as far as public support is concerned bradley manning has probably gained more support in the wake of edward snowden revelations more and more people are starting to realize that the government will always be trying to sweep controversial issues on the u.s. troops may have never left iraq the iraqi government granting them immunity from prosecution is something that the obama administration is trying to negotiate around the same time bradley manning leaked all those opening files president obama would have not announced a review of n.s.a. surveillance programs if it weren't for edward snowden is that whether or not that review is just a symbolic gesture is a question worth asking of course but still we wouldn't be even having those conversations if it weren't for the leaks and the supporters of bradley manning saying what's at stake here is not just manning future but also the future of journalism and the public's right to be informed on the actions that their
government is taking on their behalf in washington i'm going to check on. manning could be released on parole but no earlier than twenty twenty one activists across the globe continue to hold demonstrations in support of the whistleblower and campaigner peter tatchell says no justice in these thirty five year prison sentence it is quite extraordinary that bradley manning has got thirty five years for telling the truth and exposing us war crimes lies and cover ups while the people who committed these criminal acts have walked away scot free they have never ever been prosecuted it is a notable fact that president obama has how often chased and prosecuted more whistle blowers than even right wing republicans like richard nixon and ronald reagan that is a pretty damning indictment of president obama and his democratic administration
whistleblowers are not criminals they are the canaries in the mine who warn us about danger they warn us about untruths about hidden realities that people in power don't want us to know whistleblowers are essential to democracy. and of course we want to know what you think about this story on our sea dot com where asking what effect bradley manning sentence could have and so far the majority of you say whistleblowers will not be scared away about sixteen percent of you believe this sentence will spark a major backlash and lead to even more leaks i mean less a public outcry could lead to the sentence being reduced but not so many of you believe manning's example will stop others from blowing the whistle so have your say log on to r.t. dot com and take part in our live poll that. right to see the. first part. and i think you're.
on our reporters. and i. would be a little. he was toppled during the arab spring on days facing life in prison for allegedly ordering the killing of hundreds of protesters but agents for the way to hosni mubarak could be freed from prison later today he'll be back in court and sunday what will now be preparing for those proceedings while under house arrest his boucher explains now the decision to release mubarak. century the clock has been turned right back to two thousand and eleven before he started any of these trials so it's almost like he'd never been sentenced in the first place because he's already been in detention for several years now can't keep him in before he's
actually sentenced you know with he has been in jail obviously because there been other charges against him knew of charges in regards to corruption now that he's been acquitted of their use there's no reason to keep in him jail however he still have forty hours max for the prosecutor to basically appeal the decision to release him if they decide that he should be released and he will remain in jail almost see you know how long though keep him as the trial goes forward the reaction on the streets has been right largely mixed people here a kind of reeling from the situation in the last few days been basically in the bloodiest weeks in egyptian modern history in the fighting between morsy supporters and security forces who will get by that the front of hosni mubarak could be free to the same time is almost too much for some revolutionaries here who speaking to me have told me that what was the point of coming out of the streets two years ago what has been the point of fighting for justice and freedom and bread in the last two and a half years is the very person they started by to get is to be walking free we will see what happens as his trial is start to restart again on the twenty fifth of
august at the same time as many other leading muslim brotherhood figures will also stand trial somewhat ironic that these two figures it because it basically be facing trial at the same time but largely on the streets people are pretty upset that this much hated figure could be seen to be walking home the forces of egypt's military banks interim leadership are involved in almost constant clashes with supporters of ousted president morsi cairo based award winning journalist and khatami says the current situation is so bad that news of mubarak's release has faded into the background. oh you how the president the democratically elected president in jail but i do agree there is a case against him and what it's going to be released it's kind of everything's been flipped over the news and his possible release was just a kind of cherry on top for everyone so much has happened so many people have died that mubarak has faded into the background a little for a lot of people when you think that was being tried for which is the death of the protestors in eighteen days and then you compare the fact that
a greater number of histories died in one day last week kind of puts things in perspective for a lot of egyptians this is all see and some ahead for you this hour as zero hour contract means zero guarantees a million brits face being left penniless despite having jobs as funds use the economic crisis as an excuse to employ people with no promise of payment. for the fools françoise the international community take serious option if i gave that this city were in government he use chemical gas against civilians are confirmed known that after this break. we all talked about language at all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports for unlike the pollution i know i will be back to state park to comment on your latter point i completely. care you have
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this is a lie from moscow welcome behind frances is threatening a reaction force over an alleged mass chemical attack near damascus the country's foreign minister urged the international community to go beyond condemnation if it's proven that the syrian government was behind us hold the remarks come up to the u.n. cold forth and impartial investigation is more important eyes forming validations. deputy secretary general john allison was also on hand at the closed door security council consultations he said that there is no confirmation of the use of chemical weapons and he says that this needs to be underlined meanwhile britain's foreign minister william hague said that the alleged attacks should be an eye opener for all those who support assad his comments leave no options open to the fact that an opposition or terrorist group who would be responsible for the alleged use of
chemical weapons now may be no coincidence the syrian opposition is making these allegations latest allegations against the syrian government just a few days after a team of u.n. inspectors arrived in damascus to examine previous suspected cases of chemical weapon use in the war torn country meanwhile officials from the russian foreign ministry say that reports by quote biased regional media unquote about the alleged chemical weapon use near damascus might be a provocation planned in advance russian foreign ministry saving its sources said that a homemade rocket carrying unidentified chemical substances may have been launched from an area controlled by the opposition now the incident reportedly took place on territory surrounding the syrian capital though the region on the outskirts of damascus is known for its opposition inclinations and has been the site of past clashes between government forces and the rebels experts say an al qaeda affiliate
has had a long time presence there and the area has faced sustained military pressure for months. you inspect his already have permission to access the site the previous and chemical attacks to expand their mandate and investigate wednesday's assault they'll have to get new approval from the syrian government and. civil rights activists brian beck explains the timing of that suggests it's unlikely assad is behind it completely root ludicrous that the syrian government would use chemical weapons at the very moment that the un is a launching its investigation about chemical weapons and especially since the syrian government has its advantage but none of it matters what really matters is what the intention is of the white house and their or their friends in london in terms of escalating their own intervention i think the big goal of the of those who carry out the stage provocation is to disrupt any sort of negotiations that could
lead to a positive outcome for the existing syrian government meaning that the forces of the civil war had not succeeded in this lodging the assad government that's their plan because they know without western intervention without escalated foreign intervention there is no possible way they can succeed on the syrian battlefield they don't have the popular support in syria and they don't have the military where with all to defeat the syrian government. if you missed something on screen and mouse click will take you to our website on the dot com money is what we have there for you right now today a huge blaze which destroyed hundreds of hectares of spain's island of la you will count as far as dozens of flame washed there's a fire breathing footage now in motion. straight tell you tube channel this is a brush a meteorite tonks on the road and this small step. of up all the crabs hitting
a beach which is crowded with holidaymakers near russia's west this if you have early in grad this and much more besides that you tube slash azzi. desperate for any kind of job low paid workers in the u.k. are being called in the tribe and what's become known as zero hour contracts. looks now at a world where employment doesn't mean there's any work or any money. you have a job but you don't know when you'll work or if you'll be paid that's the reality for a million brits employed on zero hours contracts mike donald says admitted that it employs ninety percent of its u.k. workforce in this way staff are expected to be ready for work in the mornings in case best summoned by their bosses they also have the right to refuse shifts crucially though there's no guaranteed minimum set of working hours per week hence the zero in the title of this man in his twenty's is almost zero hours contract
with a well known restaurant chain every morning he waits for the call telling him whether or not he'll have work really in charge of your own destiny as it were while you're working there to be able to. make that much profit this week so actually we're trying to do as minimum stuff as we can you guys can all be cut and we'll just doing three stuff this week is completely and for the government has promised to investigate the controversial employment amidst concerns that leaving an increasing number of brits in financial limbo with few rights low pay and no stability or no guarantee of other jobs or wasn't making enough money to pay the rent is falling behind the number of zero hours contracts and top during the recession some economists forecasts that employers will return to hiring workers on better terms when the economy recovers the trade unions buying it in recent months and years we have start to see a growth of contracts particularly amongst public sector workers no longer are
these small groups of workers who are employed on temporary employment in some sites is this type of abusive employment lation chip is becoming the norm macdonald sports direct dominoes and even buckingham palace zero hours employers they've been accused of exploiting people desperate for any kind of work is part of the race to drive down the terms and conditions the pay. all working people i know fortunately big businesses use in the history measures in the government economic crisis as an excuse to use these contracts but business representatives say that the financial crisis is forcing companies to use zero hours contracts so those people who criticize here as contracts have got to recognize the impact that that would have on unemployment levels if the contracts in the flexibility that. wasn't available to employers i don't think it would be acting is the kind of employment stabilizer we're seeing it work out but terms of these contracts may see the bosses but many
of the young people on them say that while they're on zero hours they've got zero chance of any financial stability i think they're wrong no i think they should i think they should shouldn't be lasting stream then they are because it was it doesn't happen that you don't have zero hours and you can sort of expect that at some point you made. arty london. now for some news making headlines around the world and here you are seeing some life it right now from the international space station russian cosmonauts you chicken and mazurka in are trying to add a new optical lays a camera this is a defeat for six outings blondie's here the russian team they recently broke because of his record for the longest space week but it doesn't always go as planned like a time in astronauts i mean tano nowadays drowning after water leaks into his cell helmet during an outing back in july. the french
capital was and developed a smoke entre fire not far from the eiffel tower one hundred firefighters were called into a battle the blaze near the historic hotel dicom day police say it was found by nearly a motorcycle near by a motorcycle accident the flames left a two commuter hide column of smoke hanging over the capital for hours after it was put out. in the headlines a story time has leaked three hundred hundred tons of contaminated water into the ground at japan's fukushima nuclear plant site workers are currently inspecting hundreds of other stories. tepco the company leading cleanup operations has warned the toxic liquid may have already reached the ocean japan's nuclear watchdog class did the most serious crisis to hit the devastated areas since the post so not a meltdown in twenty eleven.
and other twenty one people have been killed by in china by extreme weather nearly two dozen construction workers were swept away by a spreading floods in the north east this is topical storm trami of these southern provinces triggered huge landslides burying dozens of homes it's estimated two hundred people are dead or missing since the beginning of the floods over a months ago. mother nature continues to cause devastation in russia as well floodwaters in some areas of the country's far east are now said to be a alling but still there's concern over this is here action in the city of a bad ups where water levels are expected to reach eight meters this week and five thousand people have already been affected imagine so workers have erected almost seventeen kilometers of temporary embankment ten of them in her bar's replies have been described as the wires to a country with many thousands of hectares of farmland swamped it's estimated more
than sixty million dollars worth of damage i have been down the high water levels were caused by have a downpours in early july and are not expected to start receding until i met next. in one germantown growing kind of bits has become the new method of civil disobedience a group of students has been sewing the plant through the town forcing local police to hunt around in their head rows for their seeds of their protest to all of our reports. it's high time for a change in the law say activists in the university town of that scene a novel form of protest springing up as around a thousand marijuana plants were added to the leafy city this autonomous group wanted to raise awareness and to get publicity for their cause which was legalization of marijuana and they just wanted people to stumble over the plants
was just something that you would find on your way to work or on your way across town despite an active program of weeding out the weed by authorities it isn't hard to find a sport where the surreptitious seeds have sprouted you know in fact what we can find here is that very plant and you can find them in all sorts of random places like this one those behind the planting who. call themselves a few autonomous flower children also held an online photo contest to gather pictures of the best birds which the police told me is very handy when it comes to tracking down the pesky plants and we first got wind of it when someone saw this online contest this is a very big and a very green city the best way for us to find them was to look for landmarks in the picture. many have passed off this stunt as a bit of student high jinks towards the end of the academic year however this could
be the start of something far bigger say those in the legal profession i think that this. is an act of civil disobedience should be a starting point for a much wider discussion on legalizing all kinds of drugs or not doing it i am not. made up my mind to it but we should have this discussion supporters of the activists believe that used responsibly cannabis could be far less dangerous than things like alcohol and tobacco many people think that you can actually consume it responsibly. and assume as you have that a responsible approach towards consumption then it should not be a problem to legalize that supplying the drug carries a prison sentence in germany so far no one connected with the raising of this crop has faced any legal action due to the your ability of the plant meaning it can grow just about anywhere don't expect the pot pioneers to give up their campaign any
time soon. artie get in germany. come into focus a debate with. life. they say geo politics is a lot like a schoolyard and while obama snubbing a meeting with the president of russia to in theory punish him for the stone incident sounds kind of amateur that is the kind of stuff the girl you did when you're sixteen would do cancel date just to show you how much her feelings are hurt let's not mistake the cancelled meeting with cutting off diplomatic relations which is the total rejection of any form of discussion with another country which really isn't a bold and possibly dangerous but a call message but obama did was more like
a minor annoyance he knows that he will talk to putin again in the near future i mean how are they not going to talk in the next g. eight summit what is he just going to have to hide behind merkel the whole time and hope it works out or ducked behind the shrimp cocktail whatever here's a russian accent one could argue that to appease republicans he had to do something to look strong after the student but this grandstanding just comes across as silly passing something like a new jackson verda commandment yeah that is how you could shows people that you're really mad even if your anger is irrational because stone pretty much did the right thing but that's just my opinion. but with the economic ups and downs in the final months they. sang i and the rest