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from a ranch to live. up to. fifty. aspire than high level corruption scandal in turkey trigger street violence as police break up crowds demanding the government's resignation. yes you can a federal judge rules it's legal for the n.s.a. to collect telephone records of millions of americans as it helps counterterrorism . their flow is not to be adversaries their role is to be loyal spokespeople journalist glenn greenwald slams his colleagues for failing to challenge their governments as he addresses an international hackworth congress. but as the year winds down we look back at some of the most significant stories of twentieth thirteen among them the hunger striking detainees in guantanamo force fed
in response to their protest against indefinite detention. at four pm here in moscow you are with r t international and i'm an isa now a our top story a massive anti government demonstration in istanbul central square has been violently just burst five police the rallies were sparked by a high level corruption investigation that led to a major cabinet reshuffle and arrest several top official demonstrators are known for manning the country's prime minister one step down the leader himself is calling the corruption allegations a smear campaign security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to cross back protesters in istanbul and archie crew was there and got caught up in the chaos
that erupted. into the place as this family the safety fair in the play. trying to push them back using this account and the police already be half in fear for this protest was coming this is something that we seem to have a good feeling to stay and we haven't been successful good news because statistically we see a losing me since we think of it mr think i mean the instructor was a fake political risk a real mystery it was the present tense moment i'm coming for you to describe the cause here but for the first thing we see the prime minister facing a challenge from the people who will tell you we will see them with this government themselves or with. the fifth amendment and we'll let you believe it or you will have to believe that you. really should really really take us to think of them because the very existence was leaving you to believe some of the
phrases the bit to the back was too good. to speak for you could leave some of the place with a symbolic really of the city's tolerance that space to claim it said because leaders said the prime minister in power for over a decade has vowed to put up a fight saying he will not give in to the protesters demands jeremy salton sosia professor at bill kent university in ankara says air drawn is being too aggressive towards his own people. the fact is the problem is a very very strong hard core supporters and they will believe anything he says has become more authoritarian of the last four years so you know one can trace many kind of milestones that progress probably the last election she won very very comfortably we saw for example if you didn't spring the way that you had to show you the syrian crisis was extremely aggressive confrontational very abusive and this is going to characters of these men in dealing with protest inside and country
has just gone from kind of middle class people who have a genuine basic reason to protest. and he doesn't seem to understand that he doesn't seem to think that they're purchased a genuine they're all part of some kind of plus. coming out badly of problems with a legal drug addiction and want to know for the u.k. the country has become an online hub for buying and selling bill legal equivalent of class a drugs all the details just ahead. one of the n.s.a.'s most notorious surveillance techniques its sweeping phone tapping program has been ruled legal a federal judge says it's crucial for security because it collects everything and that's despite another federal judge concluding the bulk phone records collection was likely unconstitutional as are reports. a federal judge in new york william of pauli ruled friday that protections under the fourth amendment do not apply to records held by third parties like phone companies the n.s.a.'s
indiscriminate and systematic collection and storage of phone records belonging to all americans while that's lawful during his decision he also raised the nine eleven attacks arguing that if the n.s.a.'s metadata collection program had been in place before september eleventh two thousand and one the hijackers may have been caught now the a.c.l.u. has expressed disappointment and says it plans to appeal that decision two weeks ago federal judge in washington d.c. said the n.s.a.'s metadata program most likely violated the fourth amendment as part of that ruling judge richard leon ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs who brought the case against the u.s. government will have to wait and see if the supreme court does take up the issue of the n.s.a. very controversial metadata program us president barack obama was asked to identify any specific instance in which analysis of the n.s.a.'s bulk metadata collection
actually stopped an imminent attack the u.s. president could not identify one instance or at least he did not give one example to the journalists that were asking him now u.s. officials have for many years asked americans to sacrifice some of their privacy in the name of security but so far no top u.s. official can mention any danger imminent danger that's been thwarted through the collection of everyone's personal information. journalist glenn greenwald who's been channeling revelations from n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden last out at the mainstream media for turning a blind eye to the government's violations he made a keynote speech at a hackers conference and germany artie's peter oliver was in hamburg for the international i tunes gathering perhaps the most anticipated speech this year's calles communication conference was the keynote address by journalist and political commentator glenn greenwald he delivered his keynote speech by videophone to
a packed out auditorium here in albuquerque and which he praised edward snowden for the work that he's done and also called on those governments that have shown indignation at the revelations of how much their citizens are being spied on by america and its allies to do more than just show that indignation that they should do more to help the man who has sacrificed much in order to bring them the truth and we also address the u.s. and british governments accusing them of routinely lying to their citizens and speaking about the press in those countries said that they were complicit in allowing the governments to do that lie you to understand just how the american and british media function or ball is not to be adversaries their role is to be people all to those actions they pretend to exercise over say the role of the us media and their british counterparts is to be voices for both with the greatest power and to
protect their interests and serve them but this conference isn't just about the speakers it's also about workshops and we spoke to some of the organizers who are telling us just how with a little bit of knowledge you can help try and protect yourself. with things like encrypted emails now to the likes of me who are borderline computer illiterate can also quite frightening however they sold me with just a small amount of knowledge you can make sure that what you want to stay private states private be too quick to parties where we invited interested people to learn about cryptography. since a long while and we noticed since the summer that there's a huge crew eyes in requests for those to parties that's a party where we meet for like two or three hours and people who know how to encrypt emails how to encrypt your chat how to browse honestly in the internet teach this to other people we actually asked people when they came why do i use here and people told us i learned that if we are spied on and i want to protect
myself well the conference always drools a good crowd this is the thirtieth year that it's been running however this year following those revelations from edward snowden it seems that more and more people are wanting to find out how they could look after their personal information online they've been coming here to try and find out how. although i have for you we speak to the widow of a russian mayor a consummated in the wake of a conflict with me while her coffees former oil company she tells us who she thinks is behind her husband's murder bath in a few minutes. but the new year just around the corner we continue our look at the big events twenty thirteen will be remembered for. and one of the year's biggest stories was the hunger striking inmates of the kuantan amol bay detention center despite repeated promises from the u.s. to shut the infamous facility it remains operational and continues to spark public
outrage and our two crew went behind the barbed wire to see what life was like for the protesting inmates. one time tomorrow every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous president no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own torture hunger strikes and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right here you know we have the court system to time and that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. furnace of water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean
it's absolutely beautiful place when you get around other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy camp delta house as a hospital and library and this is also the place where patients are force fed and even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricate it in we give the patient a choice do they want to have the key which is agent it will numb the area or if they want to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of these seem to like it in fact some of our patients are so used to this they will. described which nostril they want this
while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described the storage or the restraint chair that they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the patients that had the civilian world have said it feel strange i've never heard and says no. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what this thing anymore because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me request declined the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. tied. to the chair legs to the ground.
strap across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them you know about their daily lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank you meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies
the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five told single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when officials deem the detainees to be better there will be boarded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard. from tony mowbray cuba. we spoke to u.s. federal public defender carlos warner who represents several guantanamo detainees he believes media coverage finally pushed the administration into realizing those clear to lead releasing i should say. the president. promised in in his first election campaign to close guantanamo it took the hunger strike for
him to wake up on this issue and really turn the light switch on it began with him complaining that congress was prohibiting him from doing any of these transfers and we work very hard colleagues in people on the right and the left in the united states to give the president the power to transfer these individuals and he now has it one of the concerns i have with my clients and one of the things that i assure is that when they are transferred that they're transferred to a safe place that they will not be persecuted or prosecuted for things that they haven't done. party has been keeping track of the hunger strike at guantanamo since it began in february just a click away on our website we've got a full timeline of events surrounding the notorious facility and more stories that shape the. here will be bringing you our special report why twenty thirteen matters here on our t.v. . these are called spin counts hour here braving the elements
in order to stand up to us oil giants chevron. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that some have dubbed the gulag of our times. is an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines. now that is that it. jamie diamond is a guy who's begging to be euthanized and i think as a country is a world we should get together and answer his wish he wants to become one with his
maker he says look i broke the law please arrest me i want to go to jail and be abused by hundreds of thousands of inmates and some on the godly way that's my goal in life i'm tired of being free put me in prison i beg you so he breaks more and more laws but unfortunately the law breaking becomes the basis of the g.d.p. for a country of kentucky like america and they can't put him in jail because i need him out there breaking the law so they can pay themselves huge bonuses at the end of the year so he's really is an existential crisis. right on the scene. first street. and i think that you're. on our reporters twitter. and instagram.
the. welcome back to our to international live from moscow. pardon x. tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky is riding the wave of media hype with journalists across the globe seeking to interview the former high profile prisoner but many questions about his company's controversial actions back in the one nine hundred ninety s. remain unanswered like why the mayor of the city where oil giant yukos was registered was murdered. spoke to the mayor with oil. that does this by the fact that holocaust he has escaped responsibility on those counts i'm convinced he's behind my husband's murder. while you put the hoof was shot dead on his way to work but the whole thing is there for your palate he walked to work as he usually did and was shot he died from the last chart and the temple.
it just was the obvious you got his martyr riggin tightly wound with one of the most notorious legal sagas of the russian you can skip from nineteen ninety five you are drunk is news to you q guns and they taxes do the city and the region if they're welcomed by the us was registered there so when it came to tax revenues it was answering to the mayor never to your guns can you do it with the hope they depended on him and that was the only reason why he even mattered how did they insist her late husband as a mayor of the town this was registered was approached by top managers of the company. i. first offered to reach an agreement so he called it optimization of taxes back then a production reached about seventy million tons of oil and here they said there was too much but the and seven eight million tonnes would be more than enough. to fall
for a few strike a deal moreover he went on hunger strike demanding an investigation into this alleging their corruption scheme involved many regional officials several days later he was found murdered and used to get around his killing was ordered by the co owner of ucas but many don't agree with that finding they believe that the two halves murder wasn't connected to you chris and the alleged tax fraud scheme that of course he himself said if there was the need to avoid taxes then there were many other ways it could have been done the former head of security at the company received a life sentence for organizing. the divorce why it is sure that the real mastermind has never been held to account at the company. only time will solve the mystery surrounding my husband's murder but i'd just like hard copy to confess and clear his conscience. even those are. the.
also online for you right now paying as. conscience forced an american professor to resign after he admitted that his revolutionary aids vaccine which brought him a multimillion dollar grant won't bring relief to those suffering more on this head to our tumi dot com. plus you can now follow the ocean's most over racialist predator on twitter find what australian scientists have come up with to keep swimmers from an unwelcome shark encounter on our website. a russian ship has been caught in the end for christmas with an australian scientific expedition on board may have to wait until sunday for help the vessel academics up chicago ski got stuck in thick ice on tuesday to ice breakers a chinese ship and a french vessel before it failed in their rescue mission and had to turn back now all hopes are being pinned on an australian ship which has the best chance of
reaching the stranded scientist meanwhile the passengers and crews are keeping their chins up they have enough supplies and are continuing their research despite the setback. the addicted men of europe that's the reputation the u.k. has earned itself in recent years according to a leading social policy think tank their report suggests that one in every twelve brits between the ages of fifteen and twenty four has tribes so-called legal highs that means a total of around six hundred and seventy thousand youngsters these drugs won't land you in jail but as studies show could be every bit as dangerous as their blacklisted equivalents since twenty ten the government has put temporary bans on fifteen such substances but the substitute drugs are popping up at a faster rate than regulators can handle archies polly boycott investigates. pink panther bubble or the magic dragon they may sound harmless to anything but these
a mind altering substances that mimic the effects of drugs but they're legal and britain is consuming more of them than any other country we currently know that hundreds of websites are selling drugs online it does bring us to maybe there is at least one new product on the drug market each week two substances are advertised on line as a legal and save for a turn or two to illegal drugs then not fifty two people died from using psychoactive substances last year that's up seventy nine percent from the year before researchers at the university of hartford tell me about the new substance they've been looking into cycling as you can see these substances are dangerous men died when did he take probably it was decided on the synthetic kind of noises moped it but it's marketed as not for human consumption yes but of course people buying it online they know perfectly how to use it the government's been accused of being
an acceptably slow in its response to designer drugs flooding the country. london clubs like this one a full to the brim every night revelers drinking and dancing having fun but the reality is rather more sobering. substance abuse is taking on new forms one addiction psychiatrist set up a special government funded clinic to deal with the abuse of so-called club drugs as for the clients we have lawyers we have nurses we have managers we have teachers we have a group of people who don't really necessarily and would label as drug users and i very much remember the very first day we opened and thinking well will anybody come you know will there be a demand for the service or not and actually a couple of years. later we will do it with referrals the moment the u.k. is not only the worst place in europe as far as legal high experimentation is
concerned we also have the biggest heroin problem we have the biggest cocaine in crack cocaine problem in europe and we also have one of the worst drinking problems in europe you know we have the worst female drinking problem so this can't be seen or salacious the truth is that more people young people. try to do drugs and alcohol in the. evening. let's check out some other global news in brief this hour in egypt the state media say a student protester was killed after supporters of ousted president mohamed morsy set fire to two university campus buildings in mild least five people died in clashes between police and rock throwing protesters on friday during the un resecured forces used water cannon and tear down to break up crowds and arrested more than two hundred people. in iraq prominent member of parliament.
has been arrested after the army and security forces launched a raid on his house five people were killed including our brother and guards the reason for his detention remains unclear but he is an outspoken critic of the shia community and supporter of sunni arab anti-government protesters. in southern india a fire on an express train has killed at least twenty three passengers including two children over sixty people were on board when the place called marriage early on saturday and it's believed most of the victims suffocated and officials say the thick smoke has been hampering rescue efforts because of the fire and still. max kaiser is next with all the scandals behind the financial headlines but if you're watching from the u.k. it's george galloway with.
a summer break a time when all students rejoice and most importantly relax but in russia summer break for male students could change dramatically and involve lots of guns currently male russian citizens have to put a year into the armed forces but the ministry of defense thinks that they can make things easier by having students spend their summer breaks in the military this training would tie in with their future professions such as engineering students being put into military engineering position now the question is does your summer break belong to you or another words to the government have the right to tell you what to do and make you serve in the army even if just for three summers during your college years i think the answer this really depends on your culture in places which haven't been invaded countless times or have a strong individual ism streak any form of conscription sounds barbaric and oppressive but if you come from a country that is less individualistic and has been attacked invaded by pretty much every country that possibly could like russia then having a draft makes more sense i think this program could work and if i was in college i
would be pumped to spend my summer vacation with some heavy artillery but this is definitely not a universal idea for all countries i don't think liberals or libertarians in america would take too kindly to it and rightly so but that's just my opinion. welcome to the cuz the report max kaiser nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth nothing easier than flattery which is why the financial news hails jamie diamond for example as a hero just having a ball rescuing the financial system he helped destroy while the truth is according to david de end of so on my magazine j.p. morgan c.e.o. just violated a federal statute during
a prison sentence but will the punishment fit the crime. max yes i think this was the liberal media in america their kind of miracle on park avenue they were fantasizing before christmas jamie diamond's perp walk why it could be this year's christmas miracle so even putting aside the rap sheet of crimes committed by j.p. morgan chase over the past several years for which a c.e.o. can be said to be ultimately responsible just a week ago jamie dimon explicitly violated a federal statute that carries a prison sentence that he's a free man today with no fear of prosecution doesn't only speak to our two tiered system of justice in america it should color our perceptions of new rules and regulations that supposedly get tough on the financial industry as we recognize that any law is only as strong as the individuals who enforce them so by his own admission apparently jamie dimon violated section nine zero six of the sarbanes oxley act by his own.