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i. last ditch efforts to resolve differences on ukraine for russia and the west as foreign minister is in london just two days before crimea decides whether to part ways with kiev. this is what the birth of a nation looks like. you're all heard here over government your critics. but western states advocating the right of self-determination across the globe we investigate why the same rules are being applied to crimea. found as crimea gears up for its referendum with hardly any sign of street arm rest my hand comes to a different russian speaking region. cools. in
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other news washington in caracas dive into a blame game over government unrest that's left twenty eight people dead in venezuela and. the protests for. you for some people like you and me just because they feel like they. know that maybe. the british prime minister is accused of paying for facebook likes to use his popularity among his report on david cameron's unfortunate relationship with social networks. wealth and watching international. now the focus of negotiations on ukraine has shifted to london that's where russia's foreign minister are set for a diplomatic faced off with his american british counterparts this comes amid
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threats of sanctions from world capitals of the russian backed referendum in crimea goes ahead. reports the latest meeting between senior figures from the u.s. the u.k. and russia takes place at a bruising time just two days before the crucial referendum in crimea the u.s. secretary of state john kerry and his u.k. counterpart william hague are expected to try to persuade russia to not recognize the vote but washington and westminster seem to be playing a weak hand the west to set too many precedents in what's considered self-determination you don't have to look back far to see how the u.s. and the western partners have backed times encouraged referendums and secessionist split the referendum on self-determination self-determination right to speak their language be recognized by more nations around the world shape their daily lives trueman their own future must take place. like when kosovo voted to
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carve itself out of serbia in two thousand and eight this is what the birth of a nation looks like. thirty year old third year over robert byrd proved that. in fact the u.s. backed course of those independence two years before the un judged it was legal and in doing so set the precedent. then after a long and bloody conflict in sudan a referendum so half the country break away in two thousand and eleven to create the world's newest country south sudan. the realisation of this historic day is a testament to turns efforts of the people of south sudan in the search for peace. the u.s. set up its embassy in the new capital of juba that very same day. just last year off the coast of argentina the people of the full planned islands voted
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overwhelmingly to remain british here's david cameron consoling the argentinian president i want to raise it specifically with the argentine president and say it's important that everyone pays attention to this referendum so that was the right thing to do. again in britain over three hundred years of union could all end this september scotland's being allowed to vote on whether to leave the union the prime minister says it's up to scots to decide their future. yet for all the talk of self-determination crimea's referendum has been denounced as illegal by the g seven group of the world's biggest economies the us a cent fighter jets close to russia deploying them in poland and lithuania it's also preparing sanctions along with the e.u. so when it comes to self-determination or territorial integrity your guess is as good as anybody's in predicting which way international powers will side the
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biggest clue is whether it fits that own interests probably boyko r.t. london we will be keeping a close eye on any developments coming out of the crucial negotiations in london so do stay tune for us for the latest news and expert opinion on and of course online or for political analyst and us radio host the only question is why crimea is not allowed the same right to self-determination as course of i was. the analogous entity to the crimean parliament. they should on their own without a referendum so it didn't even have the validity of a plebiscite behind it and yet it was recognized the accusation in crimea is that these people that are walking around with arms and out insignias are russian troops but there's been no engagement and there's been no evidence of that either
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in kosovo there was an air campaign being conducted by nato and a ground war going on against yugoslavia illegally without a u.n. mandate and so the situations are way out of balance and yet the united states france the you know the whole group that was lining up behind the u.s. at the security council today were all lined up in favor of course of all those independents at that point. well russia has violated no real wars and poses no threat to kiev this statement coming from moscow's and void to the u.n. can spoken to security council meeting after a wave of condemnation from western nations over russia's role in crimea. for at the session in new york. the u.s. and many european envoys use their platform within the council chambers to accuse russia of building up its military aggression within ukraine president putin
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asked for and received authorization from the federation council to use military force in crimea and today there are reportedly more than twenty thousand russian troops in the region against the express wishes of the ukrainian government russian military forces have taken control of a large part of the so when territory of ukraine. russia tramples on the values that led to the creation of the european union that were designed to overcome the cycle of invasions o two patients and territorial claims when it comes to russia's military presence within crimea moscow says it is not violating. any laws everything is within it's george jurisdiction because as we've been reporting russia has an agreement with ukraine that allows for up to twenty five thousand russian troops in crimea now russia has even gone so far as to offer ukraine
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the opportunity to to fly over crimea and see for themselves where the russian troops are actually placed the activity that's actually going on there in the meantime the u.s. has announced that it is circulating a draft resolution seeking to reaffirm ukraine's sovereignty and unity it calls on member states not to recognize the results of the referendum scheduled to be held in crimea on sunday now russia maintains that it has been biting by international law it is not interfering or instigating in any action in crimea the russian ambassador to the un vitaly churkin says that the security council of the un usually condemns the violent overthrow of an elected leader but he says in the case of ukraine that is not being done what you have in kiev is a government of the victors a number of key posts there including the minister of defense have been assigned to the members of the radical nationalists of a board of party in december two thousand and twelve the european parliament passed
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a resolution that denounced the borders views as racist anti-semitic and zina food inc it also stated their counter to the fundamental principles and values of the european union and called on the pro democratic parties within the ukrainian parliament to avoid any coalitions with small border so one have their european values gone now. ambassador churkin also question the sincerity of many western ambassadors when it came to self-determination. well back in ukraine the eastern industrial hub of the nets could be going through what residents of neighboring crimea a so afraid of bloody street violence erupted when a pro modern more turned up for a protest in the main city in central square a separate rally against ukraine self-proclaimed government took place just meters away there was a heavy police presence but authorities failed to keep the rival sides apart or man died after being stabbed while over fifty people have reportedly been injured the
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leader of the local so-called self-defense squads things the violence and in yes where the vast majority reject the new leadership in kiev was planned in advance. it was a planned provocation when progress and activists were forced to respond to the violence directed that on the eve of the rally there were calls for action to be taken against them on approach your facebook page its organizers called for the oldest to nationalist fans of the local football club to come to the protest with baseball bats and i rods those who are giving orders in kiev just don't understand that the people of the next are on the edge we are so upset with the kiev have the nationalist fighters who are welcome to power given the weapons put into the government and now all that has come to our doorstep and the people are infuriated . while the european parliament has pledged to support ukraine's new leaders the resolution coming hours after germany's chancellor threatened russia with what she called massive damage it is obvious that the territorial integrity and political
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unity of ukraine are being violated but these statements were demands straight away in the german parliament when left party member greg again took to the podium right after chancellor merkel. schedule with kosovo they opened a pandora's box what's allowed for kosovo you should also allow for others i told you this but you haven't listened to me and winning the cold war has eclipsed everything for you you forgot about everything else the basques are asking why can't they make their choice whether they want to stay within spain or not catalonians are asking why can't they decide whether they want to belong to spain or not of course people living in crimea are asking the same thing i think that crimea breaking away from ukraine is just the same as kosovo i knew putin would use this argument and he did it. doesn't seem to be shared by everybody in germany as r.t.
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has been finding at. will is on the they should solve it by themselves i don't think germany should get involved. here this is think so and i think the sanctions against russia will be like a berlin wall between the east and the west all over again and i am against that as a new study doesn't so i think sanctions will harm both russia and europe maybe they should discuss it behind the curtain first give diplomacy a chance before slamming the door that's. good it is obvious that ukraine belongs to europe just like the western part of russia lies territorially in europe and that has nothing to do with the e.u. or nato those are different things. this is so i don't think sanctions are a good idea they should see down at the table and talk it out and in artie's website right now and also on air tomorrow our special report which explains why many people in crimea turned their back on the interim government in kiev.
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ukrainian treasures have come to our land it's a threat to russia which. crimea is a small republican russia is a huge country and defend us. but the law came to an end when it first most of cocktail was thrown at our guys who stood there defending the law and order we believe that he. has never surrendered to anyone and it never will.
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i was in the steam first. it puts everything in. letting go of the is identities for me is important. part of it is protecting it's somebody they would make a brother to but then if they really knew your story. they'd kill you. personally before crazy huh. honest nice to me in my name is jim what's your name my name is geoffrey.
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it's technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. believe.
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there are no more. nato. nonsense story. but again now british prime minister david cameron has been having no luck when it comes to both during his writings with the help of social networks he recently posted a photo of himself here on twitter frowning slightly while speaking to barack obama about ukraine but the image was openly mocked by countless online users including the british actress of patrick stewart and american comedian rob delaney and those taking part also all expressed eagerness to discuss the ukrainian crisis along with david cameron and this is not the only p.r. stunt that appears to have backfired on the british prime minister in the past couple of days as r.t. sarah first reports. we reported the conservative party is just just have paid for facebook as the time for the prime minister's page on facebook in
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a bid to generate clicks and likes on his facebook page facebook won't comment on that report but if you look at the results it seems that if that's indeed what's happened well it's certainly been working just a month ago and the prime minister is page was about twenty thousand likes behind the prime minister nick clegg space page now he's well out in front again with more than one hundred thirty thousand likes david cameron has team the conservative party a party paid for advertising to get more likes on facebook what do we think about that good thing bad thing. it's meant to live with this for. you for some people like you just because you do like the page you know that you pay people with just paying for advertising which generates clicks on to the pay. just because it would but it's not a good thing it just comes across as kind of like it's misleading in terms like its
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popularity. or to the page. even though you think it's very good i think it's ok. but night no. thank you very much that's a good thing or a bad thing. to do is keeping up with the times those people do these days if they want to get the first results to be like facebook you know but it's important to remember that the social media popularity of the party leaders isn't necessarily reflected in the polling results and whilst the prime minister certainly had his social media in the past and it's better to say we'll probably have a few more to come in the future what all the party leaders will really be looking for is come twenty fifteen whether those social media likes can be. sarah. london. facebook the thing probably featured in global headlines after its creator
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lashed out at barack obama over n.s.a. spying mark zuckerberg accused the government of being a threat to the internet and it uses force in the company to protect itself from authorities instead of criminal which you can find all the details of his speech on our website at r.t. com also that science and technology take a leap forward is three d. printing is used in pioneering facial reconstruction surgery we've got that story plus plenty more at r.t. dot com. right see. first for you and i think that you're. on our reporters'. instrument.
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the u.s. and venezuela are exchanging face accusations over the month long unrest that's left twenty people dead in the south american country washington is calling the crackdown on the anti-government protest a terror campaign while caracas is the defending the actions of its security staff and claims it is courted a u.s. backed coup attempt school as a venezuelan protesters have been shot dead by an identified gunmen in what's being called a provocation when my colleague bill dodd spoke with venezuela analyst gregory he says american backing is keeping young rest. i don't think there's any chance the government will be overthrown by these protests or anything like that but certainly the u.s. government is supporting the opposition by actually. giving it moral support and encouragement. just recently u.s. senate is passing a resolution that would freeze their assets so it's going to have
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a government officials so this is kind of things that only encourages the opposition and i think it contributes to a large extent why. don't your. these anti-government protesters they claim that police brutality has been involved saying that the government has been responsible for the latest killings there are reports of slappers being used by the opposition so have the. government leaders said anything about that. no i haven't seen any were any response from the opposition about the government's counter accusations the fact is that something like fourteen police officials are has been arrested and are being investigated for using excessive force so i mean this shows that the government is concerned about that issue and is trying to prevent a that kind of excessive force and the same time we know if you go through the list of people who've been killed so far and wounded in these protests there are by and large people who were wounded and and killed by. their own
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opposition forces and not by the police forces a very very small minority are directly attributable to the police force. let's have a quick look at some other news now officials in southern afghanistan say a roadside blast has killed six civilians including two women and two children the bomb ripped through a vehicle on a road often used by military convoys but it's not clear who's behind the attack taliban militants have threatened more violence ahead of the country's presidential election next month hundreds of people have protested in brazil's largest city san paolo against the billions of dollars being spent on the football world cup demonstrators say health and education are being neglected while the tournament receives massive funding authorities are preparing for further unrest during the big event as contract is scramble to finish stadiums for the deadline. when armed factions inside garza's fired rockets at israel drawing airstrikes in retaliation
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that's despite a truce call by the more powerful palestinian group islamic jihad three days of cross border attacks have been the most intense since november twenty twelve on wednesday a barrage of sixty rockets were fired by islamic jihad in retaliation for israel killing three of its fighters israel responded with air strikes and tank fire targeting militant hideouts inside. algerian man who's been held for twelve years without charge at guantanamo bay prison has been sent back to his homeland he was still locked up inside the facility when our gere enough already convicted him of terrorism related offenses in the present here human rights groups and lawyers have been calling for years to free those detained without charge renewed efforts are being made to follow president obama's values to close the u.s. detention center. green politicians are angry at a recent vote in the european parliament that excludes fracking from tough
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environmental inspections they call it a major setback and insists that the industry poses a serious risk to health and the environment the vote in strasburg was meant to impose rigorous checks on conventional oil and gas exploration for possible environmental impacts but the legislation emitted shale gas extraction due to british polish lobbying radioactive waste that's left as a result of fracking could potentially contaminated soil water and their green party page number jean lambert says it's wrong to turn a blind eye to be issue. unfortunately agreement we managed to get from parliament with member state governments leaves out that compulsory element it's still very much up to the individual member state how they're going to do that and we think that that's a real error environmental impact assessments are necessary for shale gas so that you really are looking up one of the geological circumstances what do you think of
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the potential outcomes that you're really evaluating that before anything goes ahead and so we think that in the revision of the legislation we've got this week we haven't really gone far enough on this we haven't really secured this element of scrutiny for shelter it's. coming up shortly on r.t. our special report on to people who've made one of the toughest decisions a human being could ever make to change gender that's coming up right after the break. sarah palin caused quite a stir at the recent twenty fourteen conservative political action conference and her now famous infamous quote about how to deal with russia is flying all over the internet to both cheers and jeers she said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with
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a nuke to be fair people are taking this quote a bit out of context to saying that in terms of her fears that obama is disarming the country's nuclear arsenal and well from what we've seen having a big batch of dukes sure keeps the interventions out of your country but her belief that obama is disarming the u.s. is madness there's absolutely no evidence that obama has even put a dent into the military industrial complex also using the term bad guys and saying there are bad countries with bad people in them who just want to do bad things this is the level of intellectual discourse of a kindergarten class russians just bad her childlike view of the world also applies to violence because she talked about conveying threats to putin so what do these threats even mean do you want to war with russia a nuclear war pale and red is the worst type of chickenhawk garbage and what is even worse is that there are millions of people out there who buy into the simplistic moronic let's nuke the bad guys more war rhetoric but that's just my opinion.
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ukraine's state is in the balance three. is a dubious legitimacy in the upcoming vote in the crimea and in all likelihood puts the country sovereignty into question the ukraine is being torn apart by. the. so so you. see. i always. thing i'm a man that's like a woman i grew up there with the word transgender it was like. i've never been my friend i transcend the people i always kind of never. want to party the way. you know either i always felt typical female things. you know it's weird how
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good being able to just be socially with a man it is like i'm going to sow and crush. my grandmother taught me when in came i was actually a cross scout leader for a couple of years back and. you know so i mean i was openly doing female things because of time as a person but the idea of saying no i am a woman just never entered my mind. have always wanted. it. since i was. never wanted to where just says. you know. craft look like a girl. i mean that is a really important thing is they get it i don't think like i think like i don't think. girl boy stuff and stuff does that doesn't make
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sense. i don't want to think. men and women. gay straight. black why or rich. letting go of those identities for me is. is important to some people cling on to them like. it's their last breath and i respect but. it's time i gave. i think stepping away from a lot of the things that are man made. created. it's going to be crucial for us to even learn how to relate to one another again. because we've lost lives lost the ability to. relate to one another.
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even who are sufficiently tully first eat. the fish. dish where they're not willing to. do for the performance was to kind of to train what is really a very typical trans experience usually for people to transition at such a difficult thing that it's very common to get to the point of suicide before you decide to transition my story i come on stage as a man and you know i look at myself in there and i'm happy with. him. so that i can tell myself as i'm holding the bottle of plays and considering
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suicide i realize you know wait there's another way another option. that's right out of the forty take out the. estrogen. it's his female heart and someone i can turn in the magic potion to turn me turn my body into a female body so i can be country with a. treat that potion and. i would take me to find look in the mirror i see a female face. and. i'm happy. i'm like you know with the rest time i. pick up my jacket and pants and come on stage like. what can i when i look at my body i feel like me and i'm very happy.
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which is the legal stuff. this is the injection of testosterone i do it every ten days. everybody's different sometimes some guys do it every me. some guys don't do it. this is what works for me. testosterone even kills me it's very soothing laxmi. it puts everything in it's for me whereas before or issues that. i was in the steam not that i have now but i am more. of
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a stick. you see aesthetically gives you facial hair. in my case the hair. lower your voice. changes your body composition. create more you see this is. surprising my extra. hormone therapy. it's safer than taking a pill. transitioning to female hormones don't change your voice and you have to do a lot of voice training i mean i create a female voice. hello it's nice to meet you my name is gina what's your name my name is jeffrey oh it's nice to meet you. we think that a well we're going to go out and play fetch for
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a while see i've got the toy right here that's cute. if you can be like a big muscular person with a beard and. say hey i like to be recognized see that's why it's still. exist and i just going to work. so. you have to learn how to change your ways you don't have to you don't have to take hormones or have to. you know to do anything you have used on top of all i'm a woman and let yourself be on the. high . street of contact with my mother. and that has been improving finally. i hope after. nine years. my father refuses to have contact with.
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us from a song. that i was in jail. that's kind of. going to extreme place you know to go just don't stay home i. think are very common problem. for this country a lot of countries people say oh trans women are all prostitutes. and. it's not true some of us are allegedly tried traffickers. before my point really crossed all have been busted for passing bad checks sorry. my point has a lot of trans. get involved. in illegal jobs because they can't get a regular job most trans women aren't they have a regular job and they can get higher not. everyone wants to you on the.
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air such a freak. one corner. i live in the south in north carolina they call the cell of the bible belt and i have a lot of pride in myself i love to say but people have changed the way they treat me when they perceive me as one thing women would find out another and i think that that's because i have the idea of who i am changes or messes with and carried on their way of thinking about what does it mean to be a man and what does it mean to be a woman and in the south there are very rigid rules or unspoken laws that i hope are breaking but are very much stronger in the south say in the last it's like robert leeds used to see. some of the k.k.k. boys nod their head and say what's it like somebody they would make
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a brother to but then if they really knew. your storm they'd kill you. and they're there they're out there. i don't feel like i'm in a mean i don't feel like i'm drawing some universal law. or god i've had people say to me how can you manipulate what god did. i just don't feel like i'm a sinner. and. i used to look a lot different. as a retard alone. very different than i did say ten years ago. no but it's still seen as simple so. it's just a statically different. that's what lens is most of
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the sentence in this is happy. to know the difference. feels for my pants before for i lost the weight of. so big so basically when i started when i started thinking of myself as female as actually being female not just feminine. i said. i don't hate my body anymore it was very easy to lose weight and become healthy because my body wasn't just a bird and something that i had to let my i can make my body something i am i don't hate the sound i work i find it very easy to lose sixty pounds in the first year. and. when i was in grade school and sixth grade we had. dance class for all of the students in my house and did like traditional fancy stuff for the boys asked the girls to dance and then the girls either take their arm or not
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and i went to try to get girls to dance the nobody ever won against it. i was always the last person to get some and dance good but. nobody liked. him and i think that might be her why. i'm never quite insane. probably someone. told me a little a a. this is the media leave us so we leave the media. by the same motions to cure. your party there's a goal. is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from
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it's all on politics only on our t.v. . the this comes from the heart you know i've never even seen him in person for me this is the image of a hero the world's first cosmonaut everyone knows his name but few people ever imagined was yuri gagarin's iconic first spaceflights the product of good fortune or destiny. constantly fail to learn structurally he could see the grounds the school they started throwing punches at it what it there was a turning point. got it. on a. very
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serious time. now i am parts.
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of the. camp. i. i i. i.
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i. i i i. i i are i. i. i i i i just. i. can feel it i mean i mean this is all my fault i. reran married for twenty nine years.
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i. have a ph d. in physics and i work. but it but in the last ten years because of her disability she's not been able to work and she's been kind to me i've been supporting her and when i started to transition i was getting really unhealthy and unhappy and really i realized if i was going to be there for my wife i needed to be alive which means i needed to figure out how to be happy so really early on the whole this whole process and i kind of started it for her because i was getting really i was so depressed i was getting really unhealthy and i'm going to die before she died. and then who's going to be there to take care of her. i can apply to. her and it's needed if it's. a tanker i mean i try to.
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find. some space like thomas that you know. she she just depend on me and and i feel like i've i made a commitment in a relationship and it's obviously a difficult situation when your partner changes try this traumatic life. if you know somebody he's intersexual a married man and eventually got married for a woman. it's uncomfortable just because she's not got fired lesbians. out of her being on public is isn't comfortable being with me is just it's not like a marriage anymore. it's just kind of you know like family but not hard. so i try i'm trying to keep it that way and stay a friend and and stay family and on going to help it best i can.
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oh. there's me before. crazy. that's mean no tetanus. i think i tried to brace whatever means did a physical as a. as i got were going through puberty and whatnot. figuring out my sexuality filling out my gender expression definitely confused peaches i didn't feel right for the answer to feel balanced didn't feel i felt like something was wrong but as everybody dies you take what you're given in you make the best and i try to do. it just in no matter how many different ways i try no matter how many angles i looked at it it became clear that i had to change
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physically for there to be balance within. in this world for me my experience in. this. super since and that getting tattoos is a way for me to come back into myself a way for me to completely disconnect from this world and what it does to me and how it effects me and how i think and just be in this space. in my tattooist. is my girlfriend she's been my tattooist way before we started dating and seen. her energy and how she does our order and how she respects me marks for me. so it was tough to express that every chatty type fifty.
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fiftieth's chance. of. oh yeah they'll sleep on the one with a smile because it's the queen. i mean it's the queen and. that's. on holiday in the mountains getting away in heaven some steak. she looks very happy as she sleeps in. the service one of many beds actually. this is her house she just let me stay here. when the queen was is. still. a spirit that is unless kind of like my scripture so i guess in a sense sees the closest thing to me in the gym she was my dog of fourteen years and. my companion. she found me. she's helped me stay here she's helped me to remember the beauty in the world and in
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waking up every day. and i miss her a great deal. because sometimes that is really hard to say. without her here since. she was a breath of fresh air in this world. yeah cyrus think of it if your dog doesn't think it's bad and it's not pattaya you know why she died doesn't care i thought he . was here. we did look i i cares if you're a good person and you. someone who's come out for parents my parents are unhappy because your doctor isn't care. you're still the same person so you're darn right. people aren't sallies complicated social issues
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and. i think there's a misunderstanding with transgender people because there's one that's why. i know it's a choice. really how do you if you're not comfortable. and i don't see why you can't change i don't treat you as a man that's how i see you and i don't even really see how you could be and there are a lot of people that. are trying to show that don't you know there's been situations where people start asking questions and. i don't answer and. i think that they are really curious that they need to speak with them about it. i think he. doesn't need to turn the body the way. he is the way he's explained it to me and wants people to know him for not whether you're
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a woman or. anything just because he can see is. specious. i'm also writing about my experience what it. was. to be as my partner that is transgender from males. on yeah i mean it wasn't her die experience of someone that i love transitioning i don't think i would have been able to find myself so quickly just like by my own voice. that made me question myself. and i'm like really appreciative of. my. mom called cry for three days and then like it continued for like a whole year where i was trying to like. be. like well they don't want to see it so i won't dress up around them. and then at some point they have to sit there and tell me it's like you know i just do it. when it's just too late i'm going to just
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get it over with will get used to it and like ok. so i just feel like one like i don't understand crying. except the adults it's their fantasy land. the death of their dreams of having children me and. my first. career said you were going to have kids and first place to see just that they had their journals of you and then you they realized the sick. i would say it's like what i always say it's like. some parents stream of their children are going to be doctors fake and some of the film going to be artists great which is a more different life that's who you are. and so a parent should cry over a child becoming an artist and person time for a child being a different gender than they expect i just i don't understand why people think of such a big deal if it is experienced growing up if you always grow up to be here south
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and this is never going to be what your parents' plans he is always going to be something different oh it's and so how is it any more of a lot. i think. it's the optimism awareness walk event that my friend. is sponsoring a trip to run. it's about. fundraising and where we're also raising awareness for our turn around ashley's younger brother has a lot to but it puts a lot of people saw i had. been diagnosed i simply if they would call it happened find asperger's which is high functioning autism so when i was young they gave me an i.q. test like well i'm really smart so this subject i would do poorly and they said you're just not trying and i kind of felt as a child and. people praised me for being intelligent and really i was stupid.
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and so. i always tried to hide it if you. want people to know that that i wasn't smart. now i now realize you know hiding your disregard it just makes people not understand you it's better to tell people. if they're really your friends or workers yeah sure you're ok. or i disregarded hiding it's the worst thing right here was that you as a. crowd. approximately one in three chance under people commit suicide. one out of three. doing the transition thing is really hard and facing that is really hard and some people realize that's what they need to do and then they just can't deal with anxiety and i have to tell all these people to do this thing where they can think if we can pray z. and. i want to see a little bit energy what you're doing. be
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a lot of people circus like people say oh you're so brave for doing this i'm like no i'm not it's like it's hard as hell i hate it but it's better than the alternative. scene. my extended family and probably about fifteen years. i think part of that is protecting my pants and making sure that they don't get judged it's what has become of me. but i think a lot of a lot of it in my head is. the same little fear of rejection but i also think you know it doesn't hurt to try and so this whole process you come in here and explore a new and challenging me to. put this on that is. really kind of made me. grab a pen and paper and just sit down and write a letter and just extend. a hand out to my family and say hey
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this is what i've been doing this is who i am this is where i am or where math. it's if you. want anything to do with me or if you want to stay in touch then. if not. mom of the list. i think that individual countries within the european union must and i think losing that idea came full of a whole the say i'm not in favor of
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a european foreign policy i've made that abundantly clear over many many years they would have to look at the situation that's occurred in relation to the gulf in iraq call somebody i could give you a list and this list of fate is by the european union it is just simply a complete mess and i don't think the. capable of achieving a fall of the sea and i think they did the vidual countries can still and should cooperate. and to aim for peace and stability a. ukrainian fascist have come to our land it's a threat to russia which. crimea is a small republic and russia is a huge country defend us. the long came to an end when the first small ship cocktail was thrown at our guys who stood there
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defending the law and order and we believed a. premie has never surrendered to anyone and it never will. lists . rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want to.
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live. but i will only react to situations as i have read the reports. please know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your letter palin say get list or carry a car is all good talking. to joe no more weasel words when you need a direct question and leave prepared for a chase when you run should be ready for a little freedom of speech and down to freedom to cast.
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last ditch efforts to resolve differences on ukraine for russia and the west as foreign minister lavrov is in london just a days before crimea decides on whether to part ways with kenya. this is what the birth of a nation looks like. thirty year old thirty year old bird robert byrd grew up. with western states advocating the right of self-determination across the globe we investigate why the same rules on debating applies to crimea. crimea gears up for its referendum out with hardly any sign of street on the rest of the mayhem comes to a different russian speaking region westbroek. confronts locals.
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and other news washington and caracas that dive into a blame game of the government and rest that's left twenty eight people dead in venezuela and. the desperate yes and the concern is if you force people to like you i mean it's just because of the if you like the page but i know that you say people know. that british prime minister is accused of paying before his book likes to boost his popularity among voters who are reporting david cameron is unfortunately the relationship with social networks. international news and colin's life for most of this is also international with me you dash probably like hello and welcome to the program. the focus of negotiations
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on ukraine has shifted to london that's where russia's foreign minister is in a diplomatic faceoff with his american and british counterparts this comes amid threats of sanctions from world capitals if the russian banks referendum in crimea goes ahead in two days' time as planned previous talks failed to find any common ground in the crisis and will be going live to london in a few minutes and also stay with us as there will be a q. and a session with the russian foreign minister after the talks. russia has violated no laws and poses no threat to kill you this statement coming from moscow's and boy to the u.n. the telly trick and spoke out at a security council meeting after a condemning address by ukraine's opposition leader turned prime minister sparked yet another rally of support from western nations president putin asked for and
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received authorization from the federation council to use military force in crimea and today there are reportedly more than twenty thousand russian troops in the region against the express wishes of the ukrainian government russian military forces have taken control of a large part of the sovereign territory of ukraine. russia tramples on the values that led to the creation of the european union that were designed to overcome the cycle of invasions old preachings and territorial claims. the u.s. has also claimed it's been circulating a draft resolution on further sanctions on russia and in response to the strong rhetoric moscow's ambassador to the yuan has hit back at the west encourage him and of the violent in ukraine. but i think what you have in kiev is a government of the victors a number of key posts there including the minister of defense have been assigned to the members of the radical nationalists aboard a party in december two thousand and twelve the european parliament passed
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a resolution that denounced the borders views as racist anti-semitic and zina folded it also stated that their counter to the fundamental principles and values of the european union and called on the pro democratic parties within the ukrainian parliament to avoid entry any coalitions with the border so why have their european values gone now so much. back in ukraine the eastern industrial hub of donetsk could be going through what residents of neighboring crimea are so afraid of blood is treated violence erupted one approach my done turned up protest in the mainly pro russian cities central square a separate rally against ukraine's self-proclaimed government took place just meters away there was a heavy police presence but authorities failed to keep their rival signs apart one month died after being stopped while over fifty people have reportedly been injured a leader of the local so called self defense calls things the violence in donetsk where the vast majority reject the new leadership and care was planned and violence
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. while it was a planned provocation when progress and activists were forced to respond to the violence directed at them on the eve of the rally there were calls for action to be taken against them on approach a facebook page it's organizers called for the ultra nationalist fans of the local football club to come to the protest with baseball bats and. those who are giving orders in kiev just don't understand that the people of the next car on the edge we are so upset with the key of havoc the nationalist fighters welcome to power given weapons put into the government and now all that has come to our doorstep and the people are infuriated. the european parliament has pledged its support so ukraine's new leaders the resolution coming hours after germany's chancellor threatened russia with what she called mice of damage let's listen it is obvious that the territorial integrity and political unity of ukraine are being violated. but these
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statements were denounced straight away in the german parliament when left polity member greg is a took the podium right after chancellor merkel. scojo with kosovo they opened a pandora's box what's allowed for kosovo you should also allow for others i told you this but you haven't listen to me winning the cold war has eclipsed everything for you you forgot about everything else the basques are asking why can't they make their choice whether they want to stay within spain or not catalonians are asking why can't they decide whether they want to belong to spain or not of course people living in crimea are asking the same thing i think that crimea breaking away from ukraine is just the same as kosovo i knew putin would use this argument and he did . it under angela merkel's critical toad appears to be shadowed by her own people doesn't actually appear as r.t.
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has been finding out let's now take a look bill is on just certain they should solve it by themselves i don't think germany should get involved. i think the sanctions against russia will be like a berlin wall between the east and the west all over again and i'm against that as an as a partisan so i think sanctions will harm both russia and europe maybe they should discuss it behind the curtain first give diplomacy a chance before slamming the door that's. good it is obvious that ukraine belongs to europe just like the western part of russia lives territorially in europe and that has nothing to do with the e.u. or nato those are different things but there's a shared this so i don't think sanctions are a good idea they should see down at the table and talk it out. and let's now go bucs hold top story the crucial talks underway in london between russia's foreign minister the u.s. secretary of state and britain's foreign secretary let's go live to our he's laura
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smith in london hi there laura so a lot of pressure on this meeting that. this is really a crucial meeting not only because these are of course eleventh hour talks it's friday the referendum in crimea is due to be held on sunday so it's really sort of very late in the day and another couple of levels as well i mean we understand that foreign minister lavrov is me saying secretary of state kerry and of course the u.k. foreign secretary william hague separately but it will be as far as i understand it pretty much the same meeting both hague and kerry are trying to do the same thing at both trying to halt the referendum to go ahead in crimea on sunday and they also look like they're planning to threaten russia with sanctions if the referendum does take place although it's very unclear what those sanctions might be we know already from a leaked document from ten days or so ago that william hague anyway it's reluctant
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to impose any sanctions on russia that would threaten the city of london and its financial status so it's a tricky thing so that's what they'll be saying meanwhile foreign minister lavrov wish or will be reiterating russia's position which is that of course russia he says hasn't violated ukraine's territorial integrity. and this referendum on sunday is the will of the crimean people and it's always worth remembering that crimea itself. to a majority russian speaking ethnic russian population in the crimea of the crimean and sevastopol parliaments which of the organizations that will be holding this referendum say that they feel the need to protect their people from what they call radical nationalists who have taken power in kiev and of course from that perspective the new government in kiev has already abolished the
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official status of the russian language in the region so it's a tricky thing and. the crimean people according to their parliaments and say to themselves what is going to happen next if this is already happened well of course what they're hoping for is self-determination with or without the support of western governments but ironically that's an aim that western governments usually have absolutely no problem getting behind as my colleague ali. you don't have to look back far to see how the u.s. and their western partners have backed times encouraged referendums and secessionist split the referendum on self-determination self-determination right to speak their language be recognized by more nations around the world shape their term and their own future must take place. like when costs are very voted to carve itself out of serbia in two thousand and eight this is what the birth of
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a nation looks like. thirty year old thirty year over government her group that. in fact the u.s. backed cos oppose independence two years before the un judged it was legal and in doing so set the precedent. then after a long and bloody conflict in sudan a referendum so half the country break away in two thousand and eleven to create the world's newest country south sudan. they realize ation of this historic day is a testament to terms efforts of the people of south sudan and the search for peace the us set up its embassy in the capital of juba that very same day. just last year off the coast of argentina the people of the full planned islands voted overwhelmingly to remain british here's david cameron consoling the argentinian president i want to raise it specifically with the argentine president
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and say it's important that everyone pays attention to this referendum which i think is the right thing to do. again in britain over three hundred years of union could all end this september scotland being allowed to vote on whether to leave the union the prime minister says it's up to scots to decide their future. yet for all the talk of self-determination crimea's referendum has been denounced as illegal by the g seven group of the world's biggest economies the us has sent fighter jets close to russia deploying them in poland and lithuania it's also preparing sanctions along with the e.u. so when it comes to self-determination or territorial integrity your guess is as good as anybody's in predicting which way international powers will side the biggest clue is whether it fits their own interests poorly boyko r.t.
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london. will be keeping a close watch for any developments coming out of the crucial negotiations in london stay with us for the latest news and expert opinion on air and online for political analyst and us radio host don de bar the only question is why crimea is not allowed the same rights to self-determination as cool so warbles. the analagous entity to the crimean parliament in kosovo made the declaration on their own without a referendum so it didn't even have the validity of the plebiscite behind it and yet it was recognized the accusation in crimea is that these people that are walking around with arms and out insignias are russian troops but there's been no engagement and there's been no evidence of that either in kosovo there was an air campaign being conducted by nato and a ground war going on against yugoslavia illegally without a u.n.
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mandate and so the situations are way out of balance and yet the united states france the you know the whole group that was lining up behind the u.s. at the security council today were all lined up in favor of kosovo's independence at that point. on our website right now and also on at smaller a special report which explains why many people in crimea town that bond on the interim government in kiev. ukrainian fascists have come to our land it's a threat to russia and its. crimea is a small republic and russia is a huge country and defend us. the long came to
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an end when the first moment of cocktail was thrown and our guys stood there defending the law and order and we believed a. premie has never surrendered to anyone and it never will. this is the media leave us so we leave that maybe. by the same motions surely play your part of the physical. for shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all politic only on our team.
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this is all team to national coming see life from moscow welcome back. british prime minister david cameron has been having no luck when it comes to bolstering his ratings with the help of social networks he recently posted a photo of himself on twitter frowning slightly while speaking to barack obama about ukraine but the image was openly mocked by countless online users including the british actor sir patrick stewart and american comedian rob delaney those talking those taking part all expressed eagerness to discuss the ukrainian crisis along with david cameron and that's not the only p.r. stunt that backfired on the british prime minister in the past couple of days as first reports. we reported the conservative party is just just have paid for
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facebook advertising for the prime minister's page on facebook in a bid to generate clicks and likes on his facebook page now facebook won't comment on that report but if you look at the results it seems that if that's indeed what's happened well it's certainly been working just a month ago and the prime minister's page was about twenty thousand likes behind the prime minister nick clegg space page now he's well out in front again with more than one hundred thirty thousand likes david cameron's team the conservative party a party paid for advertising to get more likes on facebook what do we think about that good thing bad thing. it's not delivered just for. you for some people like you just because if you like the page you know that you pay people. just paying for advertising which january clicks on to the pay.
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for just things that would. be a good thing is kind of like it's misleading in terms of like his popularity. or to the page. even though you think it's very good i think it's ok. but night. thank you very much that's a good thing or a bad thing. to do is keep it up with its own people do these days if they want to get the first results to be like you know what it's important to remember that the social media popularity of the party leaders isn't necessarily reflected in the polling results and whilst the prime minister certainly had his social media in the past and it's better to say we'll probably have a few more to come in the future what all the party leaders will really be looking for is come twenty fifteen whether they social media likes to be. into the
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serve odyssey london. facebook has also been prominently featured in global headlines updates great brock obama over n.s.a. spying. accuse the government of threats to the internet and its use is forcing the company to protect itself from authorities instead of criminals you can find all the details of his speech on a website altie dot com. and also my son science and technology take a leap forward as three d. printing is used in pioneering facial reconstruction surgery that story and much more on our. right to see. her street. and i think the true. on our reporters were very. instrumental.
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in the little. the u.s. and venezuela are exchanging fierce accuse ations with a month long unrest that's left twenty eight people dead in the south american country washington is calling the quantum down on anti-government protests a terra campaign while caracas is defending the actions of its security stop and claims it has some water to go attend schools of venezuelan protesters have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in what's being called a provocation my colleague don't spoke with venezuela analyst gregory well pat says american viking escaping down the west valley. i don't think there's any chance that the government will be overthrown by these protests or anything like that but certainly the u.s. government is supporting the opposition by both financially and by
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giving it moral support and encouragement. just recently u.s. senate is passing a resolution that would freeze their assets it's going to have a government decision so this is kind of things that only encourages the opposition and i think it contributes to a large extent why the greatest seven down down year. these are protests as they've claimed that police brutality has been involved so that the government being responsible for the latest killings there are reports of slop is being used by the opposition so have the government leaders said anything about that. no i haven't seen any really any response from the opposition about the government's counter accusations. the fact is that something like fourteen police officials are has been arrested and are being investigated for using excessive force i mean this shows that the government is concerned about that issue and is trying to prevent that
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kind of excessive force just in time we know if you go through the list of people who've been killed and wounded in the straightest there are by and large people who were wounded and killed by. their own opposition resources and not by. the police forces or very very small minority are directly attributable to the police force. some other wild news in brief for you this hour in the iraqi capital a string of bombings has killed at least eight people and wounded twenty six more police say the deadliest blast took place inside a market in the northwest of baghdad that tonks calm amid heightened sick tower intention with the death toll monitoring the white house and much in the west years of the u.s. led occupation. hundreds of people have protested in brazil's largest city some power against the billions of dollars being spent on the football world cup demonstrators say house and education are being in the collected while
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the tournament receives massive funding authorities are preparing for the rest during the big event as contractors scramble to finish stadiums for the trinidad line. officials in southern afghanistan say a roadside blast has killed six civilians including two women and children the ball ripped through a vehicle on a road often used by military convoys it's not clear who is behind that taliban militants have threatened more violence ahead of the country's presidential election next month. and i would sure a man has been held for twelve years without charge and gone tunnel of a prison has been a sandbox to his homeland it was still locked up inside the facility one algerian authorities convicted him of terrorism related offenses in absentia here in wise groups on the doors have been calling for years to free those detained without charge or need efforts are being made to follow president obama's vows to close the
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u.s. the tantrums and. politicking was larking is coming up next. sarah palin caused quite a stir at the recent twenty fourteen conservative political action conference and her now famous infamous quote about how to deal with russia is flying all over the internet to both cheers and jeers she said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke to be fair people are taken as quote a bit out of context to saying that in terms of her fears that obama is disarming the country's nuclear arsenal and well from what we've seen having a big batch of duke sure keeps the interventions out of your country but her belief
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that obama is disarming the us is madness there's absolutely no evidence that obama has even put a dent into the military industrial complex also using the term bad guys isn't saying there are bad countries with bad people in them who just want to do bad things this is the level of intellectual discourse of a kindergarten class russians just bad her childlike view of the world also applies to violence because she talked about conveying threats to putin so what do these threats even mean do you want to war with russia a nuclear war palin threat is the worst type of chickenhawk garbage and what is even worse is that there are millions of people out there who buy into the simplistic moronic let's nuke the bad guys more war rhetoric but that's just my opinion. the european union was overextending it so and so it has proved to be with terrible results because it's completely dysfunctional it is in my opinion nothing like as
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democratic as this play. was i'm claiming that other countries as democrats because they should. be created in situation at the moment would have. to be based on a government which is an interim government and also to. how much leverage those were also bamma really have in the unfolding crisis in ukraine and what the u.s. officials think is. all of a dame the former united states defense. ok william cohen joins me with his take on this volatile situation and then later outspoken veteran journalist geraldo rivera wanting to call attention to another world hot spot this one much closer to home all next on politicking.
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the politicking on larry king or all or of it with a veteran journalist who's known for always speaking his mind over here later in the broadcast but first joining me from washington d.c. an old friend with his insight into the crisis in the ukraine is william cohen he served as secretary of defense under bill clinton was a republican member in the house of representatives and the senate is now chairman and c.e.o. of the cohen group thanks very much for joining us mr secretary will start right off with what's your assessment of the obama administration and its handling of the situation in the ukraine. well the president is in a very difficult spot because i think initially. the russians and a lot of it putin president putin really have the upper hand here it's closer to their territory that the united states is not obviously going to go to war over crimea or crimea so he has the first move here and it's the strongest one but over
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time it will ultimately we can him i think all of the goodwill that he generated during the olympics is dissipated almost immediately secondly he has a policy basically which is not going to be followed by many people around the world a policy of guns we have a military they have a military guns gas and even a gay bashing but other than that what is the what is russia stand for today and i think this is the battlefields of the speak that's going to be fought out in the coming days and years what does russia have to offer other people that would make them an attractive company country to invest in and feel confident that the rule of law will protect their investments and so again first steps go to president putin these in a much superior position ultimately the united states can take economic action that will start to reduce the power of russia over
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a period of time but nothing overnight is going to happen that can weaken putin to make him change his mind unless he sees the long term get again that he thinks he has to start to weaken and suffer another former secretary of defense bob gates says that crimea is already gone you agree. it may be and bob is probably closer to it because he has been a student of russia for much of his life i would say that it's probably under the heel and boot does so the speak of russia at this point willingly by the people in the region but it's going to set up some real controversy in terms of whether or not ukraine will exist without crimea or whether president putin will seek to actually impose his will politically on the rest of ukraine and thereby divide the country i think that's not going to be as long term interest because you'll have a population that is pretty violently or very lightly i should say anti russian
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that won't be helpful because going to a country right and its border that is really outspoken and critical and negative about russia itself and also it will serve his movie in the taking of crimea will serve to galvanize the other countries in the region to start beefing up their military and defense and cooperation with the united states and the west i don't see that as being in his interest long term but again short term victory goes to president putin what do you make of him this is secretary of the new obviously is in the positions you've held you look at the things that what do you what do you think drives him. well he's made it pretty clear that he believes that the breakup of the soviet empire was the greatest disaster of the twentieth century i met him on several occasions and not only when i was at the defense department but following that he has attended at least two conferences at
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the mit munich security conference takes place each year and i recall specifically back i think it was in two thousand and four of the initial one and then again in two thousand and seven but there it was that for the first time a russian president was invited to attend what was otherwise a western security conference for three days he was invited to speak and there was a a genuine a welcome mat all for him a sense of warmth this is great to have the russian president come into new nick and he gave a cold war speech that just kind of it was like a siberian when they came through that conference at that point they were chilled but it was you know the shape of things to come he was angry about what has happened nato had been expanded that nato used to be sixteen members that we expanded to nineteen out of twenty eight and he was adamantly opposed to that and you could see the anger about it i think it has manifested itself in this
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particular case because he didn't really have to move any of his troops into crimea he could have simply started to reduce the gas flow going into ukraine he could start to cut back on the economic support that he has been providing and was had offered to provide there were many levers of pressure he could have used short of taking military action but i think he felt number one i can do this i want to do this the united states and the west can't stop me and it's something that i've had in mind for some time what do you make of how the president of the united states is handled it. well i think at this point again his options are very very limited the most important leverage we have would be economic to make it an effective option we have to have the support of our allies our european friends they are going to be divided on this germany in particular any kind of economic sanctions being taken
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against russia will also impact upon the west including the united states many of the countries lisa number of significant countries are going to be unwilling to put any kind of downward pressure on their economies as they've all been trying to recover ever since two thousand and eight so it's going to be more difficult for the president to exercise that kind of leverage and to make it really bite and take immediate effect so his options are limited i think he's trying to conduct himself with some dignity and and not getting into the name calling and this is something that we really have to stop because name calling doesn't make us bigger it makes a smaller it's not a substitute for a policy as henry kissinger said it's simply a mask for the absence of a policy so stop the name calling continue to negotiate with the russians continue to talk to them i would go on a bit different track right now rather than continuing to this dialogue at the very
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highest levels i would send an emissary a former diplomat a former ambassador to russia by way of example to try and really lower the volume on the rhetoric have more serious discussions on how this is going to play out long term understanding that we have limited options but in the long term russia has very little to offer the rest of the world particularly if the united states starts to export export our oil and gas fracking technology anything that will reduce the dependence upon russian supplies of energy if russia doesn't have energy export. what does it have that has i said guns and what else what does it export what does it have vodka maybe sable coats but there's nothing being manufactured in terms of having any kind of an international brand that carries the russian name on it so putin in the long term unless he modifies his behavior as
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such and tries to really bring a sense of. true capitalism to his country rather than what they're practicing now which is capitalism with russian characteristics it's not going to survive over the long term or the harry wise mortality rate cover there is this is a good years always good having you with us the pentagon's going to shrink the army to preach to pre world war two levels then eliminate the a ten aircraft reduce military benefits in order to meet twenty fifteen spending caps what do you make of these proposals. well it's almost like the devil made me do it congress has mandated that there be a one point two trillion dollar cut over the next ten years half of which has to come out of the defense department so they've had a policy of seaquest ration meaning that the defense department has to cut across the board without any discretion which is
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a very dangerous thing for us to be obligated to do as as a country most recently there was a two year budget in which they finally have agreed on what the spending level should be and a bit higher than what was mandated under seaquest ration so for example under the proposal by secretary hagel the number of troops in the in the army will now be reduced over a two year period from where it is today that's a it's four hundred twenty thousand today it will go down to four hundred fifty thousand five hundred twenty thousand it will go down to four hundred fifty thousand and if there is no change in the law by two thousand and sixteen just two years from now it will automatically go down to four hundred twenty thousand so there is some real apprehension now that we've done something that needs to be redressed in addition looking at what is the battlefield so to speak one of the threats likely to be in the coming years each for years the pentagon goes to this exercise called q.t.r.
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quadrennial defense review where our best analysts try to anticipate what are the threats that are coming at us what kind of resources do we need to meet those threats and what kind of a budget do we need to fund those resources that's done every four years and so you're looking at the future is the future going to be large scale land battles or is it more likely to be the kind of of quickstrike lower numbers of people on the ground more reliance upon technology cyber security cyber war as. such taking place and so that's a debate that needs to be handled by the president saying we're going to have a different shape to our military to be more they'll be smaller lighter faster and more lethal but then you get to the arguments they will numbers have a quality of its own that quantity sometimes has a quality of its own is zero if you get too low you won't be able to carry out
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every mission you were secretary of defense the second term of bill clinton one nine hundred ninety seven to two thousand and one. is the world a safer place today than it was when you left office. know it's safer in some respect following nine eleven we implemented a number of changes in airport security we've become much more aware of the kinds of threats that we're likely to see now that you have the dissemination of information we've had warfare democratised now anyone who can go on the internet and learn how to make bombs and to cause mass disruption so we've had a we're much more aware that we're taking more actions to counter it but it's also much more difficult to do so especially in a field of cyber security someone today doesn't have to be a state actor it does not to be russia china or any other country just non-state actors bright young people can get on the internet and be able to bring down some
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of these very complicated systems that enter great us on a global scale so it's a much different type of threat that we faced during the cold war years which were very dangerous because they were all existential so we don't have the intensity of the cold war but we have a diversity of threats that we've never had to really cope with in the past the present all kinds of different and more difficult challenges former secretary of state tom the liza rice is worried about us withdrawing from afghanistan and you. i am as a matter of fact while i had questions about whether we should have been in iraq i did not support pulling everybody out and we see what's happened since we pulled out i think five thousand people were killed last year alone and or maybe as far as this year not sure exactly but thousands of people have died through terrorist activities if we pull all of our troops out of afghanistan then the taliban is
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likely to come in without any hindrance we're likely to see a threat emerge if not tomorrow then a year or two or three years from now and much of what we've done to help bring that country in the twenty first century will have been squandered so i'm concerned that we don't adopt a policy saying you're on your own and we're out of here because nothing good happens when we decide just to retreat to a continental united states this is some kind of continental cocoon here that we can watch the world go by on on television we have to be engaged in many places around the world and when we're not engaged bad things happen always great seeing you bill thanks so much for doing this. good to be with hillary on thanks to the former secretary of defense for joining us on politicking coming up geraldo rivera we'll talk more about the ukraine about another world hotspot which he thinks we should be pay equal attention don't go away.
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ukraine state is in the balance the regime reining in canada is a dubious legitimacy in the upcoming vote in the crimea in all likelihood puts the country sovereignty into question and the ukraine is being torn apart by whole. ukrainian fascists have come to our land it's a threat to russia which. crimea is a small republic and russia is a huge country and defend us. to long came to an end when the first moment of cocktail was thrown at our guys who stood there defending the law and order and we believed a. premie has never surrendered to anyone and it never will.
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now joining me from new york is the award winning broadcast journalist lawyer author and host of geraldo at large on the fox news channel while friends are all over there thanks for joining us there although my pleasure larry always a pleasure may get let's get right into it the former defense secretary bob gates didn't exact quotes as putin will not stop military intervention until there's
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a pro russian government in ukraine and he's also said that crimea is already gone what's your assessment of this whole situation well i think secretary gates is first of all nonpartisan is nonpartisan as you can get he's a man who has served both republican and democratic administrations although he is a registered republican but he's always had a great reputation as the fence secretary they hold him in high regard in the uniformed services i can attest to that having spent so much time you know in afghanistan and in iraq i think secretary gates is spot on when it comes to crimea i think it was putin's goal to get the crimean peninsula from the get go in terms of eastern ukraine or continued military aggression into ukraine by russia. i don't know that that's such a. slam dunk i think larry that putin would be ill advised i mean
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just my personal opinion i mean what do i know it just seems to me that putin would be ill advised that he wants to normalize relationship with the western economies and he's been heading in that direction to keep a constant state of stress i think he can win on the crimean but i just don't think that further aggression helps him out very much as i think they'll be turmoil there's no doubt i mean you get the split in the country with the at that ukrainians and the ethnic russians and all the rest of it but if there is a let me let me let me put it this way here's a prediction i made larry today if there is continued russian aggression outside crimea and in eastern ukraine then you're going to see the start i believe of asymmetrical warfare the ukrainians are not going to take it lying down they've got a substantial military force and although they can't confront the russians unit to unit brigade to brigade they certainly can blow up bridges and trains and sabotage
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the russians have had a bad experience in chechnya they're going to have a very bad influence it would seem to me in ukraine ground zero by the way most of those a terrific radio show every day in new york by the way a number of republicans have slammed obama about this crisis being weak feckless inviting aggression the last week we had on the chairman the republican chairman of the house armed services committee and he thought republicans should stop criticizing obama that it only serves them negatively it only serves ill will in europe it doesn't help me at all what's your thought on that i think it's it's borderline unpatriotic to call the commander in chief weak at a moment of crisis i didn't like it when george w. bush was the president and i don't like it and georgia was invaded by by russia and i don't like it now that president obama is facing this particular crisis it's. unhelpful it undermines the commander in chief of the american armed forces and it accomplishes absolutely nothing but scoring cheap political points in the near term
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are in a reasoned blog you express concern that by focusing so intensely on the crisis in ukraine the united states may be overlooking the civil unrest in venezuela by the way that's obviously true why do you think it's true. well we've historically not the was very much about latin america you know we were basically a european colony and we've been very eurocentric very atlanta a transatlantic centric we've forgotten the role that for instance the spanish empire played you know latin america has always been this place that's kind of in the hip pocket of the united states government anyway why pay any attention to it we propped up one you know ten penny dictator after another one tin horn dictator after another in latin america and now that that phase is ending and we are paying woefully less attention to that critical region where we should be
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really partnered in a much more profound and intimate way then as well as a classic example you know we get angry at chavez because chavez is anti-american so we ignore you know a festering social condition in a country venezuela this beautiful country one of our key energy providers much more important to us than many of the mid eastern states we invest in so heavily it just seems to me that we're very very neglectful generally speaking of latin america for historic reasons and the you know it's coming back to bite us right now in venezuela where you said is far more relevant to us than the ukraine is right it certainly is we get you know we get a vast amount of our our natural gas and oil from venezuela they are export hers and they're only one of a a thousand miles away ukraine is six seven thousand miles away on the other side of the world in venezuela we have many many american interests it just i don't
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understand that i don't know a lot of it is the media's fault you know we we look at a situation something we somebody stumbles in europe or north africa or the middle east or south africa south asia and we're all over it but here it's happening. right next door you know there are a couple of million venezuelan americans say we should be much more concerned about venezuela than we are i'm not listen we have to be concerned about what happens everywhere as a global power but it seems to me that were missing a crisis right on our own doorstep like the president got seventy one percent of the hispanic vote he's now under fire by many in that community record numbers of deportation in his watch he's some people are calling him the deporter in chief what do you make of this. well i call barack obama the first latino president because i believe that when you look at those swing states colorado new mexico
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virginia north carolina florida he was largely elected with the latino vote a you know you cite the three out of four letting those voted for barack obama the first time around and he did make some promises about immigration comprehensive immigration reform in two thousand and seven and two thousand and eight that he did not keep instead of going for immigration reform he went first for obamacare and he devoted all of his political capital to the very rocky launch of obamacare and he you know instead of you know sticking to the promise that he made to the latino voters he he has as you suggest become someone who is trying to placate the right by you know enormously militarizing the southern border of the united states deep boarding people many of whom have been here for many years some of them decades many of them have citizen born relatives many of them have children
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here and he's doing it to placate the hard right and the nativist wing of the republican party and i i think it's a it's a terrible idea and the a may have damaged the democratic chances in twenty sixteen more with that move then then obamacare and some of these other countries why they have think he would do that is it because of the elections in two thousand and fourteen i think it's for the same reason that he has not had the courage to deal with the deterioration of the of the urban family larry i think that he has seen himself as a triangulator he came in on that progressive vote he's tried to govern from the middle he wanted to be a compromise or and get the both sides together he has failed utterly at that but he has. stuck to this clinging to the hope that somehow the republicans will see that he's tough on undocumented immigrants illegal immigration and they hate that
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expression but tough on illegal immigrants therefore they can't trust him enough to make a comprehensive immigration reform i think that he is ill advised i think the dream act which he did in the in the days leading up to the two thousand and twelve election and placated the latino vote that way by let allowing the children kids brought in at a very young age without documentation to stay here but on the other hand he has been woeful in it is in his treatment of adult undocumented immigrants he has broken a promise i think to eleven million people here and he's going to be very lucky or the democrats will be lucky to replicate the seventy one percent margin they got in the over two hundred twelve as a result of his hard nosed tactics but i hillary could pull out of couldn't she. hillary could she could fix it in a heartbeat if she kept the promise the problem is that the democrats have been you know they they've got to put their they've got to put their political capital where
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their mouths are they can't keep relying on the latino vote without delivering something and one of the things that have been promised since two thousand and five in this country is comprehensive immigration reform we've had five years of democratic administration we have not gotten it hillary if she gets elected first she has to get elected she has to convince them that she's going to undo what her predecessor barack obama has done but then she's got to also deliver at least in terms of executive power let's say the republicans block any legislation she still has enormous power as barack obama has enormous power he could have been the same way he told the feds to lay off marijuana in force meant he could tell the feds to lay off immigration enforcement he's not done that the reason sheep that got together they voted for rand paul by a considerable margin what do you make of that i think right now rand paul you mentioned hillary clinton as we sit here today rand paul is the person that i would
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vote for i like his ideas you know his his neo libertarian ideas i like is that too i still like is that they both come on my radio show you mentioned kindly earlier they both come on quite frequently my son gabriel was way ahead of me in the curve voting for for congressman ron paul rand paul is more evolved than his that is more realistic more pragmatic but he also you know keeps the libertarian you know credo close like the n.s.a. stuff you know got way out of hand you know we should have rules on these drone strikes senator paul pointed that out he is he's against venturing you know overseas at the drop of a hat the way the military industrial complex wants us to you know he was against the bombing for instance of damascus. and president obama said bashar assad had passed that red line with the poison gas and so forth so i like run to senator paul a lot you know he's got some there's some structural problems you know i don't know
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if he can get the republican nomination you know i don't know how he's going to play in iowa or new hampshire or south carolina but you know on both coasts they certainly they certainly dig in the young people and to get some straight business republicans in his corner he could be a very formidable candidate and as i said larry he's the guy that would be my pick for president right now they're all or would it surprise you i thought you go the other way what do you what do you make of the bridge gate scandal where is that going to go i think it destroyed bridge gate destroyed governor christie's national aspirations i told bill o'reilly in a big debate even though nothing is proven you know when you have staffers as intimately connected with the with the chief executive as as christie's staff was to bridge gate you know it's pretty unlikely they didn't know anything about it but enough now it's been revealed about the way he has been running that state like tony soprano you know it really it seems it seems to me that chris christie now
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what you see is the guy in this is term limited as governor is just going to play the string out he's going to be defending himself is going to be grand juries and aides indicted and aides given immunity that turn you know state's evidence the feds are gumming coming it's going to see chris christie shrinking in many ways other than just the weight. another note before you leave us you've asked me about this so i can ask you i think being an older parent. that's the best question and you know the thing is you are white thirteen fourteen fourteen fifteen now fourteen and so i've got the eight year old is the youngest of my five the other is nineteen twenty one twenty six and thirty five but i worry about a lot i worry about you know the demographics of it i look i was at an event at her school yesterday and you worry she's in second grade am i going to be there when
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she graduates and i'm going to be there when the boys start flirting which is not a hughes college you know it's something that you start second guessing your decisions you know was it was it the right of one thing or was once you have never changed it though i love my kids they are although thanks so much always great i love you larry anytime. i want to thank my guests are all over there and early as secretary william cohen for my viewers out there i want to hear from you join the conversation on my facebook page and shape the thoughts on twitter by tweeting at king's things and using the politicking and that's all for this week's edition of politicking. i think that individual countries within the european union must and i think losing the idea came from the rainfall policy favor of
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long beach athens to resolve differences on ukraine for russia and the west as foreign minister lavrov is in london just three days before crimea decides on whether to part ways with key at. the referendum on self-determination self-determination for euro hurt you all heard robert byrd brutha from western states advocating the right of self-determination across the globe when best to gauge why the same rules on being applies to crimea. was built on this crimea gears up for its referendum with hardly any sign of street on reds may hunt comes to a different russian speaking region approached by donald controls.
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and another news washington and caracas delve into a blame game of anti-government unrest that left twenty eight people dead in venezuela. and they were dispersed as though the sun didn't you for some people like you and me because of the if you like the page but i know they pay people. and the british prime minister is accused of paying for facebook likes to grease his popularity among voters or polls from david cameron's unfortunate relationship the social networks. and welcome to also international twenty four hour news a live from. tom a story now. the focus of negotiations on ukraine has shifted to london that's where russia's foreign minister is set for
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a diplomatic face solve with his american and british counterparts this comes amid threats of sanctions from world capitals if the russian box referendum in crimea goes ahead let's go live now to london and that arrest there were a lot of pressure on this meeting that we're going to have today me. with these meetings are now under way for a minute's lover of seem pretty relaxed going into them actually he said he was very glad to be here we understand that he's already met with british foreign secretary william hague and he is now meeting with the u.s. secretary of state john kerry and these two meetings will be pretty similar we think we won't know of course what has been said until there are media conferences held later but we imagine that they'll both be pretty much the same they'll both of these men will be trying to a halt the crimean referendum that's g. to take place on sunday and we understand that they will both be threatening
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sanctions on russia if the referendum does take place although it's very unclear what those sanctions will be we already know particularly that william hague will want to avoid anything that damages the financial status of the u.k. in the city of london we know that from a document that was leaked around ten days ago so that's what they'll be talking about as far as foreign minister. we expect for him to reiterate russia's position all along which is that it hasn't violated the territorial integrity or sovereignty of ukraine in any way and this referendum to be held is the will of the crimean people of course crimea is always worth remembering is populated in the majority by russian speaking ethnic russians. and that the crime in sevastopol parliaments who are the bodies that will be holding this referendum. say that they feel the need to protect these ethnic
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russians from what they're calling radical nationalists who have taken power in kiev and from that perspective certainly one of the first things that the new government in kiev did was to abolish the official status of the russian language for the region so that's a deeply worrying thing for the people of crimea and they say they're saying two to themselves what's going to happen next of course from this referendum it seems that they're hoping for self-determination with or without the support of western powers and interestingly self-determination is something that western powers usually have no trouble at all getting behind and that's what my colleague has been looking into it enough to look back to see how the u.s. and the western partners have to act times encouraged referendums and secessionist split the referendum on self-determination self-determination right to speak their language be recognized by more nations around the world shape their daily lives
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turman their own future must take place. like when cos a very voted to carve itself out of serbia in two thousand and eight this is what the birth of a nation looks like. thirty year old thirty year old burns robert byrd proved that . in fact the us backed kosovo's independence two years before the un judged it was legal and in doing so set the precedent. then after a long and bloody conflict in sudan a referendum so half the country break away in two thousand and eleven to create the world's newest country south sudan. the realisation of this historic day is a testament to taiwan's efforts of the people of south sudan in the search for peace the us set up its embassy in the new capital of juba that very same day. just last year off the coast of argentina the people of the full planned islands
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voted overwhelmingly to remain british here's david cameron consoling the argentinian president i want to raise it specifically with the argentine president and say it's important that everyone pays attention to this referendum so that was the right thing to do. again in britain over three hundred years of union could all end this september scotland's being allowed to vote on whether to leave the union the prime minister says it's up to scots to decide their future. yet for all the talk of self-determination crimea's referendum has been denounced as illegal by the g seven group of the world's biggest economies the us has sent fighter jets close to russia deploying them in poland and lithuania it's also preparing sanctions along with the e.u. so when it comes to self-determination or territorial integrity your guess is as
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good as anybody's in predicting which way international powers will side the biggest clue is whether it fits their own interests poorly boyko r.t. london and will be keeping a close watch for any developments coming out of the crucial negotiations in london stay with us for the latest news and expert opinion on air and online and back in ukraine the eastern industrial hub of dhoni as could be going through what residents of neighboring crimea are so afraid of blood a street violence erupted when a pro turned up for a protest in the mainly pro russian cities central square a separate rally against ukraine self-proclaimed government took place just meters away and there was a heavy police presence but authorities failed to keep their rival signs apart one man died after being stabbed well over fifty people have reportedly been injured a leader of the local so-called self-defense calls things the violence in ten years
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where the vast majority were jailed the new leadership in kiev was planned in advance. you're. it was a provocation when progress and activists were forced to respond to the violence directed at them on the eve of the rally there were calls for action to be taken against them on approach here facebook page its organizers called for the ultras to nationalist fans of the local football club to come to the protest with baseball bats and ira rods those who are giving orders in kiev just don't understand that the people of the near scar on the edge we are so upset with the key of havoc the nationalist fighters will welcome to power given weapons put into the government and now all that has come to our doorstep and the people are infuriated. the russian foreign ministry has reacted to this by calling the violence tragic the statement said that peaceful demonstrators who came out to voice their discontent over their views and actions by the people who called themselves the ukrainian government were attacked by riots away radicals. the european parliament
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has pledged its support to ukraine's new leaders the resolution coming hours after germany's chancellor threatened russia with what she called massive damage it is obvious that the territorial integrity and political unity of ukraine are being violated but these statements were denounced straight away in the german parliament one less party member greg gazey took the podium right after chancellor merkel and he wasn't the only one. scojo with kosovo they opened a pandora's box what's allowed for kosovo you should also allow for others i told you this but you haven't listen to me winning the cold war has eclipsed everything for you you forgot about everything else the basques are asking why can't they make their choice whether they want to stay within spain or not catalonians are asking why can't they decide whether they want to belong to spain or not of course people living in crimea are asking the same thing i think that crimea breaking away from
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ukraine is just the same as kosovo i knew putin would use this argument and he did . the problem is that ukraine has a government that is there with the help of the west a government that has an openly fascist and anti-semitic party this mob or the party had a representative there and i think that it's an endless scandal and merkel's critical tard appears not to be shared by her own people as also he has been finding out lifeless and then. certain they should solve it by themselves i don't think germany should get involved. here this is think so and then you get i think the sanctions against russia will be like a berlin wall between the east and the west all over again and i am against that. as an isn't it it doesn't so i think sanctions will harm both russia and europe maybe they should discuss it behind the curtain first give diplomacy a chance before slamming the door. it is obvious that ukraine belongs to europe
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just like the western part of russia lies territorially in europe and that has nothing to do with the e.u. or nato those are different things but there's a shared this is why i don't think sanctions are a good idea they should see down at the table and talk it out. let's now get some analysis from moritz and he's a member of germany's free world as party mr morris and this is welcome to see those once again talk of sanctions against russia do you think germany can afford to follow through on these threats. well for. i think it doesn't make sense if you're short and build up tension anymore the whole business is a mess right now and we have it all apart and that if you should meet it and what you should do now is just to calm down and not build up for the tension.
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oh no i wasn't basically i think yes carry on please yes i think. basically if you have always to look at the broader geopolitical picture here when you speak about all of what's going on all these ukraine. i don't think it's in the interests of germany or europe to tensions with russia which the neighbors neighbors and frequently do business and interesting is it's not in our interest. as soon as we admit what the west on countries did to create you chaos in ukraine if you could maybe sit down and find a solution which is spent in having sanctions or anything else. why hasn't the west supported crimea in its bid to choose its own paws saying instead that this world is going to be at russia's gunpoint. well i think we are
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sort of bending international law the way we like it so in a way when it comes to slavery it's fine because we want to dismantle it was maybe about this when this gets into crane. we want to stick it to get i think it's it's just bending the law and it's not on this before it gets to with who wouldn't say what what we want and i personally believe you should drive solution which is best for the people in the crimea. the u.s. has already voiced its willingness to put some major issues like cooperation with russia on syria on the line over the crisis in ukraine do you think this is a fair reaction here i think it's not useful because again you have to seize a broader geopolitical picture and again the syrian question is somehow linked to probably use or to creating questions so. this whether sincere or we need to go to
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khandala and i think we. should continue talks about finding a peaceful solution it's not stirring up problems being it in syria or being it is ukraine what do you see coming out of these crucial talks as we call them that on the way in london right now. i don't know i hope they can step down but basically i think there are conflicting interests here and somebody might think it's better to to to have said tension going ahead and i'm not sure i think the best thing for europe would be to to calm down and to not have and you sanctions and have a diplomatic solution to the crisis but. again i'm not. having a politician is serving our best interests in europe or it's and as
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a member of the germany's free vote as possibly i may stand this thank you very much indeed for your time. stay with us international for the latest on ukraine on and online more international news headlines coming up shortly. ukrainian trashers have come to our land it's a threat to russia which. crimea is a small republic and russia is a huge country and defend us. the law came to an end when the first moment of cocktail was thrown at our guys who stood there defending the law and order we believed a. premie has never surrendered to anyone and it never will.
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it wasn't a steam curse. it puts everything into. letting go of the identities for me is important. part of that is protecting it's somebody they would make a brother to but then if they really knew your story. they'd kill you. there's me before crazy huh. it's nice to me in my name is jim what's your name my name is geoffrey.
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look. cool. the european union was overextending itself and so it has proved to be with terrible results because it's completely dysfunctional it is in my opinion nothing like as democratic as is claimed. claiming that other countries are as democratic as they should be i mean the ukrainian situation at the moment would appear to be based on the i felt which is an interim government and not elected.
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international live from moscow welcome back. british prime minister david cameron has been having no luck when it comes to bolstering his ratings with the help of social networks he recently posted a photo of himself on twitter following slightly frying slightly while speaking to barack obama about ukraine but the image was openly mocked by countless online users including the british actor patrick stewart and american comedian rob delaney and those taking part all expressed eagerness to discuss the ukrainian crisis along
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with david cameron and that is not the only p.r. stunt that backfired on the british prime minister in the past couple of days as reports. the reported conservative party's just just had paid for facebook as the time for the prime minister's page on facebook in a bid to generate clicks and likes on his facebook page now facebook won't comment on that report but if you look at the results the things that if that's indeed what's happened well it's certainly been working just a month ago and the prime minister's page was about twenty thousand likes behind the prime minister nick clegg space page now he's well out in front again with more than one hundred thirty thousand likes david cameron's team the conservative party a party paid for advertising to get more likes on facebook what do we think about that good thing but. still it's not delivered just. for some people like you. because if you like the page you know that you pay people
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. thing for advertising which generates clicks on to the pay. it's just it's a bit weird but you know it's not a good thing it just kind of like it's misleading in terms it's like its popularity . or hard to the page. even though you think it's very good i think it's ok. but night. thank you very much that's a good thing or a bad thing. it's keeping up with the times those people do these days if they want to get the first results to be like you know but it's important to remember that the social media popularity of the party leaders isn't necessarily reflected in the polling results and whilst the prime minister certainly had his social media in the past and it's thirtieth they will probably have
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a few more to come in the future what all the party leaders will really be looking for is come twenty fifteen whether those social media likes can be. to. serve odyssey london. who has also been featured in global headlines after his crater lashed out and brought the obama over n.s.a. spying. accuse the government of being a threat to the internet and its users forcing the company to protect itself from all sources instead of criminals and you can find all the details of this speech on our website. songlines science and technology take the leap forward as three d. printing is used in pioneering facial reconstruction surgery a story and much more on our side on. the. right to see. her street. and i think the jury.
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on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the little. the u.s. and venezuela are exchanging serious accusations over the months and arrest that's left at least twenty eight people dead in the south american country washington is calling the crime down to government protests a terror campaign while caracas is defending the actions of its security stop and claims it has for water as a you was blocked and scores of venezuelan protests have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the hall it's being called a provocation and my colleague bill dahl spoke with ben is a lot of analysts to gregory will he says american viking is. going. i don't think there's any chance that the government will be overthrown by these
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protests or anything like that but certainly the u.s. government is supporting the opposition by financially and giving it moral support and encouragement. just recently the u.s. senate is passing a resolution that would freeze their assets so it's going to have a government decisions so this is kind of things that only encourages the opposition i think it contributes to a large extent why the protest seven don't die down yet so these are the protests as they claim that police brutality has been involved so that the government has been responsible for the latest killings there are reports of snipers being used by the opposition so have the government leaders said anything about that. no i haven't seen any really any response from the opposition about the government's counter accusations. the fact is that something like fourteen police officials are
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has been arrested and are being investigated for now using excessive force i mean this shows that the government is concerned about that issue and is trying to prevent it that kind of excessive force and just in time we know if you go through the list of people who've been killed so far and wounded in the straightest there are by and large people who were wounded and killed. with their own opposition resources and not by. the police forces a very very small minority are directly attributable to the police force and news just in dr western pakistan say ten people have been killed in a bomb blast near a passenger bus the incident happened in the city of quetta and wounded thirty seven other people is occurred in a region known for sectarian tension as well as taliban insurgency or when you more news as we gather. some other world news and bring to you this hour hundreds of
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people have protested in brazil's largest city some power against the billions of dollars being spent on the football world cup give us straight to say health and education are being neglected while the tournament receives massive funding authorities are preparing for father and reza touring the big event as contracts as a squabble to finish stadiums will be trying to headline. officials us out of afghanistan say a roadside blast has killed six civilians including two women and to children the ball ripped through a vehicle on a road often used by military convoys it's not clear who is behind that town about militants have threatened more violence ahead of the country's presidential election next month. and an algerian man who's been held for twelve years without charge of gun tunnel bay prison has been sent back to his homeland it was still locked up inside the facility one of his convicted him of terrorism related offenses in absentia human rights groups and lawyers have been
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calling for years to free those detained without charge we knew that efforts are being made to follow president obama's valves to close the queue as the tensions and. working the fed just coming up in a couple of minutes stay with us. sarah palin caused quite a stir at the recent twenty fourteen conservative political action conference and her now famous infamous quote about how to deal with russia is flying all over the internet to both cheers and jeers she said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke to be fair people are taking this quote
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a bit out of context to saying that in terms of her fears that obama is disarming the country's nuclear arsenal and well from what we've seen having a big batch of duke sure keeps the interventions out of your country or blocked her belief that obama is disarming the u.s. is madness there's absolutely no evidence that obama has even put a dent into the military industrial complex also using the term bad guys and saying there are bad countries with bad people in them who just want to do bad things this is the level of intellectual discourse of a kindergarten class russians just bad her childlike view of the world also applies to violence because she talked about conveying threats to putin so what do these thoughts even mean do you want to war with russia a nuclear war pale and red is the worst type of chickenhawk garbage and what is even worse is that there are millions of people out there who buy into the simplistic moronic let's nuke the bad guys more war rhetoric but that's just my opinion.
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with the economic downturn in the final. days the land the deal sank night and the rest that like it's a neat take everything. what's up you guys i mean martin and this is a break in this that past month. a report on the u.s. military's plans to build yet another base on the japanese island of okinawa keep in mind there are already thirty two existing u.s. military bases which occupy twenty percent of the land although what some call a military dictatorship but the island is already existed for decades the new attention on okinawa is also shedding light on another longstanding problem the
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hundreds of sexual crimes involving u.s. army personnel documents recently obtained by the associated press through a foyer request show not only the rampant scale of abuse by service members but also the high level of impunity for the crimes due to these cases being tried within the military chain of command the report cites infractions by all three branches of the military but adds that quote the air force is by far the most lenient and that one hundred twenty four sex crimes over the course of eight years the only punishment given to twenty one offenders was a letter of reprimand look as it's clear that the continued occupation of a sovereign land is deeply hurting the people of okinawa not only is it undermining their culture but the culture of impunity surrounding the military sends a stark message to those on the island one that this country shouldn't support and let's break this. the. it was
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a. very hard to take that. i never had sex with her right there. we all know that money drives politics but you might be surprised to learn about the amount of dark money pushing policy behind the scenes dark money is made up of funds obfuscated through different shell organizations make it extremely difficult to trace and perhaps no one has mastered this tactic more than billionaire brothers
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charles and david koch the koch's are well known for putting the money behind some of the worst legislation on the books and recently some light was shed on the players behind the cloak themselves after a confidential donor list was left behind at a posh hotel in palm springs so to discuss what was in that document as well as the role of dirty money behind the scenes from the elections to vulture funds i'm joined now by investigative journalist greg palast is coming out with a new movie called the voters and vote rustlers thanks so much for coming on greg always a pleasure. to be with the abbey it's so great let's talk about this koch brothers document that was recently left behind at the donor event what was the most damning takeaway from its exposure. well it's the list of the secret landlords of our planet these are the private funders the koch's are not exactly short of change . david and charles are each worth about twenty two billion and let's not forget brother billy or thirteen about five billion himself what we have here is
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a list of the other billion years that they're coordinating with who are basically funding an entire right wing political machine now in the good old days when america was a democracy we got to know who was putting money behind candidates who was putting money behind referendum legislation lobbying them days are gone what's happening right now is that we have something called social welfare organizations which since citizens united and another court decision called speech now we don't know who these guys are unless someone leaves a sheet of the names of the billionaire secretly pooling their money with the cokes in a photocopy machine thanks a lot brad friedman and others who have passed this list on to me amazing great and every time i convert the koch brothers on the show people write me asking when i'm an expose george soros i mean is there anyone on the left that the doing as much political damage as the koch's are on the right. well the problem is that the left
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is not really responding that is for example the devotes family which was part of the funding be that pooling their money with the koch brothers their amway products they put forty four million dollars into michigan politics this is the center of the u.s. auto industry the center of american unionism and yet they just passed a horrendous right to work what's called a right to work law basically it prohibits contracts between unions and businesses which say that if you're part of the con union contract you have to be part of the union. where were the where was the other side so you have millions and millions coming from all over the country pouring in to basically slice up and destroy the union power and yet there was no one on the other side not even the obama administration for example which you know in the all. bailout they used right wing republican harry wilson as the negotiator who works with these billionaires they use bruce ratner an infamous investment banker he's not prince or an excuse but
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steve rattner stevie the rat and you know they did not defend unions at all in the auto bailout in fact they let the thirty five thousand auto parts jobs go to china and they beat up the union something fierce so you don't have another side there's only one side here that's the problem it's not like there's no money on the other side but you don't see obama actually defending the rights of the workers that makes the koch brothers out on the field with their other billionaire buddies playing against no team at all i mean it is it's worse than the seahawks and broncos. you know that's a very good point you don't see the systematic assault from really any left wing billionaires i guess you could say and you just mention the davis family and mother jones just wrote a great exposé saying are they the next koch brothers i mean it's in the book is it ever going to end i mean he's billionaire families that are just a sell thing workers everywhere dismantling unions grigg let's move on to your book
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vultures picnic i just heard about something really interesting called faulter funds that you cover in the book what are these and can you give us an example of how they're applied in the developing world. well in the four b.b.c. television the guardian i went undercover and found that there was a group of billionaires and one of them by the way who's the real goldfinger who makes the movie goldfinger looked like what a girl scout what they do is that through bribery intimidation they seize what were considered a paid off debts of all poor nations liberia congo nations have been in civil war and they then use tactics which involve again bribery or intimidation to force these nations to pay them something like one hundred two hundred times what they paid for these bonds what it does. as it takes poor and destitute company countries and completely bankrupt them and in the case of the congo for example. we found out
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that that there was a group of vultures of vulture invest they call themselves vultures like the number one guy paul the vulture singer i don't i don't make up the term vulture they like being called vultures they want to be afraid of them and they're pretty scary they grab ninety million dollars from the congo or tried to. in money that was meant to end a cholera epidemic i was at the car i was at the collar center in the congo and the doctors without borders running out of medicine and i traced the lack of money back to a bribe paid to the prime minister of bosnia these out the south these guys operate this not exactly just they're just not guys who are collecting old debts they're guys who are squeezing the poorest nations on the planet and playing fast and loose with the with the political system not only in these nations but in our nation other nations have outlawed after i ran a report in britain. on vulture funds their operations their tactics were
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outlawed throughout the commonwealth but not in the united states of america they have protection at the highest levels believe me well i guess you could say what the world bank and i.m.f. does is pretty much the same thing with their structural adjustment policies how are the vulture funds different. believe it or not the i.m.f. the world bank don't like these guys because they actually bust up the deals that the i.m.f. the world bank come up with so for example we've had massive debt forgiveness for nations like the congo in liberia all that done is allow these vultures to come in and seize the the assets that are there for example the case of the congo they were trying to ship cobalt to to to europe and this was seized it's almost like somewhat legal piracy. these guys are really scary they they take the resource of these nation again i want to emphasize they don't do it just by buying up you know their technical means is that they buy old bonds that are long
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forgotten by these nations that were issued before during the civil war a famine or some terrible event in which they pick up debt that's worth the paper is billions of dollars they pick it up literally sometimes for a penny on the dollar and then they don't demand just full payment they they demand a several you know several hundred percent payment but it's enough to destroy these nations they stop them they basically take the aid we're trying to give these nations that the u.s. taxpayers european taxpayers are trying to give poor nations and they literally seize this money and that's why they're very different even than the eye of the i.m.f. as a sweetheart and a valentine compared to the vulture and compared to goldfinger and his gang but the important thing is that they're influencing our government for example the number one vulture investor all the vulture singer is also the guy who was who
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brought in the koch brothers all three koch brothers to back chris christie's run attempted run for president a little trouble they had the whole their idea of putting it chris christie in the white house got a little jammed up on the george washington bridge but understand that single that the vulture funds are protected they are they are putting in a massive amount of money to protect their vulture operations by by taking our white house by building and it's at the all white house it's all connected greg you work harder than most people i know thank you for staying on top of all of this you have a new movie coming out everyone check it out thanks so much for coming on. the best every thank you. these last few minutes to tell you this. outrage against the n.s.a. has only grown since snowden exposed the agency's dragnet surveillance of average
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americans but it's been difficult to put that frustration into action that's why today activists and online advocacy groups from around the world are hosting a worldwide day of action against the n.s.a.'s mass spying program this international protest is being conducted in honor of the late internet activist aaron swartz who was a leader in the movement to do rail the stop online piracy act only two years ago and a press release for today's action david segal co-founder of demand progress said quote today the greatest threat to a free internet and broader free society is the national security agency's mass spying regime if aaron were alive to be on the front lines against these practices that undermine our ability to engage with each other as genuinely free human beings so take a few minutes to go to the web site the day we fight back dot org and add your voice of the thousands of others who support the usa freedom act which would help stop indiscriminate surveillance and reform the fight as a court we must also urge our representatives to reject the fison improvements act a bill that could expand the n.s.a.'s spying program even more in fact you can take
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action right now by calling the u.s. capitol switchboard to leave a message for your congressperson to over two two two four three one two one so turn your frustration into action honor aaron swartz and do what's right tell congress to stop the spy and reform the n.s.a. and take this opportunity to spread the word. coming up i'll give you the latest on new york's fashion week stick around. i think that individual coaches would. i think losing by dick cheney go for the very cold the sea and save for european foreign policy. but they could have admitted that you have to look at the situ. in the relation to the gulf iraq calls of a i could give you a list endless list of failures by the european union it is just simply
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a complete mess and i do think the. capable of achieving policy and i think that individual countries can still and should cooperate. and to aim for peace and stability. and this comes from the heart you know i've never even seen him in person for me this is the image of a hero the world's first everyone knows his name but few people ever met was yuri gagarin's iconic first spaceflights the product of good fortune or destiny. constantly fail to learn strictly he could see the ground they started throwing punches at it then it was a turning point. and . quite often countries rich in natural resources
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are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to pay back debts country is drowning under the amount of debt that they should and so every year they would borrow money and they would use that same amount of money to pay back oh this can all that money really helped. the wages i'm dead. on. tween de blasio push to raise the minimum wage for new york city residents to last night's enormous mafia drug bust there's a lot going on in the big apple but one fabulous event is overshadowing all of that
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. new york fashion week is in full swing and we have some designer shakeups jason wu has been named as the head of hugo boss he's the artistic director this season and we're expecting to see some happiness things on the runway ok seriously how frickin cute is david beckham taking selfies with all four of his adorable kids from the robber oh. gosh i'm sure oh could you die that's right it's actually had a week and the answer is yes i could die in fact i think i just did a little bit watching that all the back and spices of the world are deciding which rail thin model where is that fair wang skirt or hugo boss jacket the best one celebrity actually had the guts to reveal the high fashion industry is true colors . know a little bit about history and fashion you know that you guys might be uniforms for the no. no no she's do that thing. you know they can find gestate they still use it
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as those russell brand of the g.q. men of the year ceremony sponsored by hugo boss and i don't think you'll be invited back but hey we can still be going after clothing companies for world war two crime so let's take a look at some of the more grievous practice is the garment industry is responsible for today we all know western clothing brands and sweatshop labor go hand in hand due to exposure by journalist and human rights groups you would think that the conditions of workers in the garment industry have been. thanks to a wide ranging two thousand and eleven report by the international textile garment and leather workers federation we know the conditions of many of these laborers are in fact a worsening the study focused on eighty three different factories in the philippines indonesia and sri lanka that manufacture clothes for every brand under the sun from ralph lauren to banana republic aside from being paid mere slave wages the treatment of these employees goes far beyond compensate. many workers are put on temporary contracts so that they have no power to unionize or fight back against unfair labor practices such as forced overtime and harsh punishment for mistakes
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and complaints in another factory forty workers were locked in an unventilated room with no bathrooms for three hours for refusing to work overtime and unfortunately few improvements have been made in the two and a half years since that study in fact with this race to the bottom mentality bangladesh has become the at the center of the garment industry last year the institute for global labor and human rights secretly met with employees at two factories in bangladesh that produce waters for many european clothing companies executive director charles kernahan described the factories as some of the worst he had ever seen and said quote there was child labor people were beaten cheated at their wages male supervisors were constantly press young women to have sex with them keep in mind all of current hands observations were made even before the horrific garment factory collapse in the country which killed one thousand one hundred twenty nine people and injured over twenty five hundred despite signs of the building was already severely delayed dated in an effort to meet quotas garment
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workers were forced to work in extremely unsafe conditions or lose their jobs a job that paid thirty seven dollars a month unfortunately this catastrophe is largely been forgotten about along with multiple fires at other bangladesh factories but both wal-mart and gap which have a large percentage of their clothing made in bangladesh including the collapse factory itself have refused to sign on to a broad safety agreement that would legally force the companies to offer financial risk support excuse me for fire and safety regulations the agreement has already been signed by many european and canadian clothing companies that operate in the country the good news is that we have the power to stop this deplorable exploitation of labor with our purchasing power in fact a recent national consumers poll showed that fifty nine percent of americans said it was very important that the products they purchase. are not made in dangerous or unfair conditions furthermore two thousand and four studies show that the actions of activists and government pressure against nike's reliance on sweatshop labor in
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the ninety's led to a fifty percent wage hike for indonesian garment workers look i know that finding sweatshop free clothes can be near impossible we're all contributors to this horrific and history but at the very least you know where the worst players are can empower us to make better choices and put the pressure where it needs to be so maybe instead of talking about fabulous clothes this week instead we should be talking about the people that put those clothes on our backs. looking back at the occupy wall street movement it's disheartening to know that not a single banker face trial for their role in the two thousand and nine financial crisis yet close to eight thousand occupy activists were arrested and of the thousands of arrests that did occur a quarter of them took place in new york city but in
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a spotlight on the conduct of n.y.p.d. officers many of whom engaged in brutal tactics in the instance of twenty three year old occupy activists only mcmillan a confrontation with an officer on the night of march seventeenth two thousand and twelve resulted in a being that left turn conscious before she was arrested and detained the whole event was documented but instead of being able to sue the officers that beat her no one was charged with a felony assault which carries a jail sentence of up to seven years while this week mcmillan's trial began in new york city so to talk more about her case and the reason why this trial deserves more attention i'm joined by two volunteers of the justice first of the mcmillan campaign jani miller and lucy parks thanks so much for coming on both of you. thank you for having me here thank you so much johnny let's to. with you you were present at the time of sicily's arrest in two thousand and twelve can you walk us through exactly what happened that night. sure so this was march seventeenth two thousand
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and twelve which was the six month anniversary of occupy throughout the day it was a very festive atmosphere and i think that was part of the reason why the n.y.p.d. had such a grotesque response. at the time of such. brutal arrests i was already being loaded up in the bus i was one of the people arrested that night and you know i saw as they were dragging her up the bus that you know she was clearly not conscious she was not well and such and it was very traumatic and she's even thinking about it now speaking about it now is a very traumatic experience for me and what type of injuries did suffer. so and were presenting to us in the court as well and she sustained many bruises to her right breast and it's clear that the police officer grabbed her breast from behind it was a plain clothes officer so also a lot of bruises on her body on her back and she has
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a red mark on her right eye which is also evident in a lot of the photos at the time of the incident and lucy let's turn to you what was the justification for charging her with a felony. essentially what they're what they're trying to say is that she elbowed this cop in the face really what they're trying to do to him i believe is show that you can't really protest legally anymore like you really can't go to a protest and be safe which is really scary so if they could successfully puts us the lead in jail for the two to seven years that they're trying to get then it can be a huge scare tactic to keep people from dissenting in the future. the part that really irks me is the fact that she was sexually. assaulted by a police officer and what's even more shocking is that this is not a unique incident specially occupy wall street and y p d this is actually
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a common tactic extremely agree just cases of sexual assault. grabbing breasts i mean numerous examples of this yani why do you think the cops are using this tactic. i mean it's very clear you know if one follows to money for example in june two thousand and eleven people work in donated four point six million dollars to the n.y.p.d. it's very clear who the police serve and protect and in my opinion to the occupy wall street represented a threat to the people that they served it was a challenge to the corporate that they are a part of but i think the sexual soul is sort of. women women are more vulnerable to that so the n.y.p.d. were really going for any tactics they could use to suppress people more and to get more people behind bars essentially so once they realized that they could use sexual assault as a tool for arresting people that they were sort of like why not it's pretty violent
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we're going to be really continue. you know if we're going to be really honest. justice system to mass incarceration are overwhelmingly targets people of color black and latino youth you know and occupy wall street in new york city experience about two thousand arrests but we have eighty three thousand people in prison right now in new york state as we speak and the overwhelming majority of them are people of color you know there was a joke an occupied us stands for only whites in the system and it's true because even when suddenly was walking into court many people thought she was the attorney because most of the white people are either officers were attorneys. so they the entire justice system rely upon using the oppression of him. groups and oppressing them further like women and people of color. to keep people more to keep more people behind bars you know absolutely i mean the fact that you're going to get
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sexually assaulted by police and if you try to fight back then you're facing two to seven years in prison is pretty egregious example of how twisted at the justice system is jani there haven't been many trials resulting from occupy wall street in fact this is one of the last ones you mentioned earlier why it's important i guess explain further why this case could set a dangerous precedent. you mentioned earlier there's a chilling effect p.d. are able to successfully. get beat up people and get away with it and so by fighting back and you know the whole justice system tries to individualize this turn into despair of the incidents of mcmillan and by showing up and by supporting her we're showing that this is a contextualized to arrest that this was about the suppression of occupy wall street as a whole on that specific night i mean there were about eighty other people arrested myself included and so by packing the courts by being physically there by sharing
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and informing other people about the incident we can. for example to bill de blasio to bill bratton you know that things need to change to see the trials been postponed for two years why is that and how is that affected cicely leslie. obviously one of the main reasons i can see one of the only reasons i can see for them postponing this trial this long is to do their best to emotionally destroy her because it played for the past two years she has had this like two to seven year sentence or actually it was originally one to seven years but then recently they brought up thing where because the trial's been postponed for so long they have some sort of legal loophole. where they can actually give her another year on the minimum sentence so i think also because there's so much police brutality in the
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case they've been drawing it out to really give themselves any advantage that they can because i gave my opinion they actually really don't have a strong case at all and then. the other thing is you know they know that she's so social social justice organizer and so in the past two years there's a chilling effect on her first amendment right activities her right to protest to organize protests and spend severely limited in case of you know her jeopardizing her current case and you know any future element of that story we just have about twenty seconds left i just wanted you guys to give out a quick web site where people can go to help her because really this isn't being covered much. moussaoui yet this web site yet we have a web site that just got put up actually it's just his first as a lead dot com and four is the number four think we also there's also a facebook event thank you so much you guys were coming out at
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a time everyone check it out go to facebook check that out jani miller lucy parks thanks so much you guys. join me again tomorrow and i break the set all over again . so you.
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