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that's some job a lot of words marts. america's national security agency is exposed listening in on the phone conversations of thirty five world leaders for the complicating relations between the u.s. and its allies. we have we are not i mean we don't we don't want to be apart from the n.s.a. spying scandal is also faced with the flow of illegal immigration from war torn countries which has been plaguing a number of european countries. and american protestors rage against police brutality as in the tory a couple sprayed comp along the way with cash compensation almost equal to what his victims receive.
at stand am here in the russian capital you live with us on r.j. you're with me to bottom of that it's good to have your company with us to our top story now. the n.s.a. has been spying on thirty five world leaders that's according to the most recent revelations from agency leaker edward snowden european leaders have lashed out against washington's practices calling them an unacceptable breach of trust parties tessa cilia reports. the latest document that edward snowden there provided the guardian we do see some some more insight into the process of how this global surveillance was actually working and the fact that it had spied on the thirty five world leaders is one side of the matter on the other hand it would also encourage a senior officials belonging to departments such as the white house the state department or the pentagon to share their contacts with them encouraging them to give the phone numbers of these people that they wanted to spy on and put them on this surveillance list and also what's interesting that came out of this document
is also the fact that it was acknowledge that the eavesdropping the listening in on these hundreds of people of thirty five world leaders actually did not produce much it produced quote unquote little reportable intelligence and also it's had some very real consequences already going up to the legislative level in the e.u. for example would be a parliament backing a new rules to restrict the flow of data to the united states and also every piece now calling for a suspension of. bank deal talks very angry leaders coming from europe for example you know the latest would be germany's chancellor angela merkel having called the u.s. president barack obama to ask for an explanation because of the suspicions that her phone was being monitored we also know that french president francois a lot have asked for explanations on why seventy million french citizens were being spied on by the recent revelations have said a washington into another spin of damage control u.s.
government officials reportedly now have to let foreign intelligence agencies know what further information edward snowden might possess foreign relations and security expert binoy points out how the whistleblower has brought the spotlight on the issue of the surveillance state. this is the classic fire game of wanting to on the one hand capture all you know trying to plug a particular leak and recontacted them be overturned also disclosing to a certain extent how much the. other powers and i think this is the classic double bind that so washington is finding itself and that involved a lot of this is embarrassing and i think this at the end of the day snowden has also made clear that he's very sensitive to the security implications of what he also discloses and he's trying to demonstrate the problem of the surveillance state rather than the more sensitive material that might be arising in standard
intelligence gathering procedures the place on a daily basis. we're going to be watching all the developments related to the n.s.a. scandal log on to our website at r.t. dot com for the latest updates videos and expert analysis. america's spying practices are not the only issue on the minds of the european leaders gathered in brussels for the e.u. summit of the massive flow of illegal immigrants is said to be discussed the weeks after hundreds of people have been drowned while trying to cross the mediterranean are just people are going to discover how those who are hungry welcome build their own new lives away from home. we have feed we are not on the money we have feeling we all want to be jobless homeless and thousands of kilometers from home this is the reality for refugees who were forced to flee violence in libya and twenty eleven there is no option not even allowed to work in germany since i've been to germany i just slip and it's not what i do they arrived in europe through its early
however the italian authorities told them they couldn't stay and sent them packing with five hundred euros and give me some money i should go bank and collect the money i have the right to go anywhere what i want to go soy just to leave it to live it to live because it is disaster on the european law it's really shouldn't have done last it's the responsibility of the member states where refugees arrive to look after them by sending these refugees away it's left them in a difficult legal predicament my document is getting next friday and the five hundred euros finish can go but i can't i can't even go back to italy to renew it in my document. for fox for over a year more than five hundred from all over sub-saharan africa being packed into this camp in the german capital i don't. know how you tell me if they'd been
working in libya when colonel gadhafi was toppled in the nato backed war the documents these people have gives them access to basic medical care nothing else mentions it in now in berlin and it's up to germany to find a solution to their problems with trying to get them residence permit so for now there is no long term solution they have no right to work no right to social housing and are forced to live on handouts there's a feeling in the camp that e.u. members who took part in the twenty eleven action against libya have a responsibility to help i think this is a group of order to appear you do because this italian it lol. that. i could get are distributing we because yet i would go to work today as germany decides what to do they get ready for a second winter in a city park these people came here because they were fleeing violence but in running for their lives they found themselves stuck in limbo here in the e.u.
peter all of a r.t. . outrage over what protesters call an epidemic of police brutality has spilled on to the streets of dozens of american cities demonstrators phantom fury and alleged pro racial profiling and excessive use of force by those who claim to uphold the whole law but as art is worried about i reports some police officers are even cashing in on controversies they spot. the next u.s. law enforcement official to face off against unarmed peaceful protesters may easily get away with brutalizing them and even be rewarded afterwards remember that horrifying video of a university police officer spraying pepper spray into the faces of students who were seated on the ground well that man has been awarded nearly forty thousand dollars in workman's compensation john pike sued the university of california davis claiming he suffered from depression and anxiety was brought on by death threats
against him and his family following the two thousand and eleven incident last week a judge approved the thirty eight thousand and fifty nine dollars worker's compensation award settlement between pike and u.c. davis now initially pike was placed on paid administrative leave after pepper spraying u.c. davis students during a protest in support of occupy wall street he was fired eight months later however an internal university investigation concluded that he acted appropriately a u.c. davis student we spoke with expressed shock over the lucrative award doled out for police brutality. what the pepper spray led to was not following orders and they wanted us to be an example for what you shouldn't do as a student and they wanted to put fear into people and it pretty much worked i remember after the pepper spray happened i went home and was deeply afraid of ever
protesting again the police a slap on the wrist maybe for a moment awarded later if people are like we got money like that was a good thing when really he would stop putting like trauma and fear and weapon on other incidents of police brutality extend from the west all the way to the east coast of the united states last month here in. new york city police officers attacked students who were protesting visiting professor position given to axe cia director david petraeus at cuny the city's official university her testers were hunched slams on the ground and six students were arrested jailed and arraigned on charges of obstruction of governmental administration riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct however there's been no reports of the officers involved being
penalized or charged with misconduct according to the latest confirmed figures there are close to one thousand four hundred federal civil rights cases pending against the new york city police department reporting from new york. r.t. well this year of soaring police brutality is also on breaking the set where the team takes a closer look at one particular case. john pike the policeman in the video who was merely watering is hippies has been awarded a much deserved thirty eight thousand dollars in workers' compensation from u.c. davis you see back in june filed a claim with the university seen that he suffered from quote unspecified psychiatric and nervous system damage i can totally relate releasing an entire can of mace on a group of students can really give you a case of pretty bad p.t.s.d. in fact maybe we should start giving all the cops who participated in occupies a brutal crackdown on protesters comp money watching old ladies cry and dirty hippies bleed from their head as a result of your actions can really take
a toll on one's mental health so make sure to give a shed a tear for john pike today and let's go break this. coming up here on our n.t. turning upside down. looks like the. stage six. reversed on the rise among the white population we look into that shorty. also ahead we'll take a look at the many inconsistency in the western front trail of one of russia's most high profile prisoners to stay with us.
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era of apartheid is feared by some to be sliding back into its dark past but now it's not africa's white population that's said to be becoming a victim of racism artis policy or investigates. cooney marie is preparing for genocide against his people his plans are in place his community is ready to flee but we've been planning for eight years it started simple as the idea was to give people an option we've divided the country into twenty seven provinces divided those further into groups each group has its own plans. since one thousand nine hundred four when south africa elected its first black government with nelson mandela at their home into power more than three thousand white farmers are said to have been murdered relatives claim finding and prosecuting the culprits has never become a priority of the south african police. when
south africa's president jacob zuma sang the song last year many of the corner so it is another nail in the coffin sealing their fate there are some three million afrikaners who live across south africa descendants of primarily northern europeans who arrived in the country three to four centuries ago genocide watch. right now where is a stage or level six. level seven is when the actual killing stuart gustav mahler and his team are afraid they will seven could start any moment a form intelligence officer in a south african army it was easy for good stuff to read the warning signs. we have believers and in our bible it says if you notice warning signs you must convey it if you don't you will have blood on your hands. as head of the movement gustav has established a countrywide operation with more than one hundred safe areas the idea is that when the alert is given people will be notified by islamists each will drive to
a meeting point from where they will travel in convoy to pre-designated safe areas one of the main centers is here in south africa's fourth oldest town half an it the death of nelson mandela is a risk scenario he's a political icon and his passing could see violence flaring up again from a legally sanctioned economic discrimination against whites to the farm murders targeting of connor's the problems are only getting worse according to the safe lenders as many as eight hundred thousand white mostly afrikaans beaking south africans support the movement many have already begun collecting blankets and other emergency provisions wendy macfarlane is a mother who worries for her son's future she joined us a plunders because it gives her some control of a situation she'd otherwise feel powerless about on the brakes are there is a place i can go where i can be safe i joined to give my son and myself a place to go likely for fathers the satan and his vow to fight for their country and while the south african government is aware of their efforts it hasn't
commented policy or r.t. half when it eastern cape south africa. quinten those the a spokesperson for the south african party says the problem lies and then tying a different area. at the moment so that because one of the most politically stable countries in the entire world take into consideration that we are able to maintain . political stability with the things that course wars in other countries so i don't think that there are any tensions except in the economic sense the awful commission the congress government has just merely propitiate it. racialized forms of on a sheep and the. inequalities unemployment and so the idea is to break the type of colonial modes of economic planning and redistribution that privilege white people. we always have plenty of all stories for you on our
website including underwater kolesnik of russian arms manufactures have unveiled a new machine gun paper ball of fire on both in the water and on land had to r.t. dot com for that full story. plus i know we didn't town deprived of sunlight injuring the winter has plays a giant mirrors on top of the surrounding mountains that will bring light into the valley to cheer up locals on our website we have the details. right to see. her street. and i think you're. gonna reply when. i. am.
right our next story russian police have detained a man carrying a grenade and several blocks of t.n.t. on a bus heading to moscow the arrest happened in russia's southern state of raw pole region authorities have opened a criminal case against a thirty year old on charges of illegal arms trafficking incident comes just four days after a suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern russian city of volgograd killing six people. ten years ago or today saw one of the murrays publicized arrests in russia that of oil tycoon mikhail had a cough scheme now he's been portrayed by the media as both a martyr and a villain i do you got the skin of has been cutting through the spin for us. he was the richest man in russia and one of the wealthiest in the world while his or company you guess at one point was the waters in the suddenly in two thousand and
three move out of it of course he was arrested and then found guilty of fraud and sentenced to nine years then in a separate criminal case against him along with his former business partner but only a bit of what it was he was found guilty of embezzlement and money laundering worth millions and now is expected to be free from jail in two thousand and fourteen to lose the because of it of course he remains one of the most controversial figures in russia's fierce criticism of the kremlin deemed him both supporters and critics here in the country but in the west despite the serious crimes he was found guilty of he's mainly presented as a victim of political repression for more on the western image of russia's former altar call him here is that this report by my colleague in there today major media outlets in the west portray me. as a victim of politics but back in the one nine hundred ninety s. the same albums presented a different picture of the former oil tycoon. that of
a man who used dodgy and elaborate schemes designed to evade taxes and stripped his companies minority shareholders of their profits be used every trick in the book in one thousand nine hundred nine u.s. outlets were writing about how low russia fell letting the yukos oil company operate the way they did about yukos his actions being a major affront to foreign investors they were asking why isn't the russian government stepping in to her because he's played this game i mean at the moment he's crying over the floor but in the ninety's when it suited him. he ignored it or manipulated the system to his advantage but around the year two thousand started working to repair his tainted image abroad he invited international auditors started pouring millions of dollars into lobbying in london and washington former secretary. of state henry kissinger of became an honorable trustee of the open russia foundation set up and financed by the scheme and from the bad boy of
russia's bandit capitalism in the eyes of the west transformed quickly into a man who the world could do business with around the time of his arrest in two thousand and three the tycoon was in the process of selling a quarter oil fields to american fuel giants either exxon or chevron sensually all of the worlds of russia's oil and raw materials resources would have been transferred to western shareholders of which khodorkovsky was a major shareholder. russia could not afford this. and here in the us the attitude of the media towards me call for the books he seems to have changed with the realisation that the west benefitted world could have benefited from his actions in washington i'm getting. more news from around the world now of last night as a factory in northern mexico has killed one person and left as these are forty
others injured officials say iran twenty people are still missing it's thought of the explosion happened on the second floor of the building and caused the ceiling to collapse rescue teams are now at the scene searching for survivors. police and students clash in the spanish capital madrid thursday night after a day of mass demonstrations across the country several people were said to be arrested and injured and after thousands poured onto the streets protesting against austerity cuts for university fees and education reforms over half of young people in spain are unemployed as the cash strapped government has cut public spending across the board. thirty six year old man is holding twelve people hostage inside a fast food restaurant in the south west german city afraid. the suspect is a believed to be armed police have sealed off the area and are trying to negotiate
with the man who is who is not known to have made any demands reports indicate that he may be the owner of the cafe and some of the people inside with him could be his relatives. dozens of students and activists have clashed with police over the closure of a student center at a campus of the city university of new york two people were arrested for disorderly conduct with one person reportedly been pepper sprayed by police the center has recently become a base of a protest against former cia director david petraeus who was given a two hundred thousand dollar teaching job at the school. as before ania's authorities continue their crackdown on dissent the riot control tactics are being exposed a u.k. based human rights group has leaked a document revealing the government's plans to have a huge amount of tear gas shipped into the country according to the document to the
ministry of defense has placed an order of up to one point six million tear gas canisters but this number exceeds the entire population of the for a new people one point two million people that is. the government has been extensively using the tear gas to suppress the position with reports of people's homes or even places of worship being targeted since the start of the uprising in twenty levon tear gas has been responsible for almost forty deaths according to human rights activists it's also reportedly reported to blame for miscarriages blindness and syria's breathing problems human rights activists are spurred us about the worrying statistics. bahrain's been leading a company of spiral spiraling repression since two thousand and eleven and the number one technique or weapon that they've been using for the record often is the
use of tear gas and i'm not surprised it's starting to run out because they've been firing. an estimated one hundred shots and i. village is civilians and civilians on protesters men women and children under the same boat like he said we've recorded over thirty nine deaths from the excessive use of tear gas of these direct body shots on the head and neck. up next that's the latest installment of i t's technology update stay with us for that. new zealand is boldly going where no government has gone before and according to reuters has decided to create a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs that is they are opening pandora's
box it has at least temporarily given approval to fifty substances for sale at special stores which are banded most of the country's the bodies trying to take a more scientific approach and determine which substances are actually harmful to the user you know i've heard the argument that the war on drugs just wastes massive sums of money effort and lives in the need turn a futile battle which is true it does but the only option people give is just legalize all drugs there are a few problems with this one something is legal that tends to make it ok is it really ok for you to spend your whole life in a trance to avoid reality is it really ok for everyone in town on friday night after work to go on an ice crystal meth rampage the other problem is that the war on drugs fails because is fighting the drugs not the reason why people take them which is to escape reality why do people want to escape reality. because in modern times or post modern times we live a soulless pointless isolated consumeristic existence of working in a pointless office job just to get poor so we can scrape by and get some cheap plastic junk at wal-mart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with
something through a needle but that's just my opinion. alone well can set goals you know dates is the end of all it's all but not supposing in moscow but luckily for us the someone hasn't been used everywhere so we thought we pop culture by going search for a song winter is knocking at moscow's door between nobody's done a long johns just yet so we travel to europe to soak up some rays imbibes a culture and see what's going on in the world of technology fronts was europe's largest exporter of electricity last year but despite this abundance in power the
country is still looking for new energy sources and even has to bring the power that drives the song down through. there's a lot of energy in france and i'm not just talking about the street dunces the country ranks second in the world in terms of nuclear power stations but with a growing environmental and safety concerns the sun may be setting on nuclear energy as we know it so many says from around the world have come to discuss a possible shift away from nuclear fission. there are currently one hundred eighty five nuclear power plants in europe and another seventeen on the way france has almost a third of the total with fifty eight plants producing seventy eight percent of the country's energy needs only stations have produced well over one million cubic meters of radioactive waste ninety percent of which is stored in three facilities this is when clear you. fusion comes in almost the difference. nuclear fission isn't normally found in nature it's the process by which heavy elements split to form lighter elements and has been created by man kind to make poa stations
a nuclear bomb it's. typical reaction a neutron hits isotope which caused it to destabilize and splits into small elements and neutrons giving off energy unfortunately its also uses a large amounts of radioactive waste which is incredibly hard to dispose of safely nuclear fusion on the other hand is nature's atomic power just have to look at the some of the stars to see it in action in this reaction hydrogen isotopes in this case terri and combined to form a heavy isotope helium a single neutron and lots of energy because most importantly the fusion gives off hardly any radioactive waste. the idea of eater was first discussed at an international forum in washington in one nine hundred seventy five together with the leader of the us thermo nuclear program we gave a report on things we could do together.