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picture today. from around the globe. to. israel. that will continue no matter how much time or force takes as hamas is denied a chance for cease fire negotiations. away meanwhile thousands of protesters take to the streets over the israeli offensive as a new wave of demonstrations of mergers worldwide. u.s. plans to. crane's irregular forces. the balance of flying fear with military technology with. coming clean on the harsh harsh interrogation tactics. we tortured some folks. who did some things that were contrary to our
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values president obama admits the cia crossed the line when interrogating suspects analysts look forward to the release of declassified data on the disturbing techniques and. you're watching international coming to you live from moscow it's five am here in the russian capital it's good to have you with us. israel's prime minister is vowing to push on with the military operation in gaza against hamas quotes no matter how much time or force it might take and the country is also refusing to negotiate a fresh ceasefire with the palestinian group senior officials say they see no point in holding talks around one hundred forty palestinians have now been killed by israeli airstrikes and artillery fire since friday's failed truce
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a video has emerged online showing the ferocity of these attacks. it was posted by the al arab ear t.v. channel and shows one gaza district being turned into rubble the area was leveled to the ground which as you can see by the time shown on the video took barely an hour. among the struck by was the islamic university. targeting the weapon development facility inside no casualties or reports it. the israeli military says an i.d.f. soldier earlier reported missing was killed in action the army originally said he'd been kidnapped by hamas a report that had israeli soldiers pushing further into gaza when palestinians living in the west bank gathered in protest israeli soldiers threw smoke grenades and opened fire killing two and injuring around ninety others fear is in the west
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bank for ati. given the very heavy toll felt by palestinian civilians in gaza hamas movement across the palestinian territories had called for a day of rage of protests here in the west bank over the period of yesterday across the west bank ninety palestinians were injured in various clashes with israeli forces here and some of those clashes live fire was used to palestinian youths were killed by israeli life fire they were shot in the chest and just yesterday evening on the scene medical sources also report that a palestinian ambulance was hit directly with israeli live fire lightly and moderately injuring six civilians this is all in the context of around three thousand palestinians coming to demonstrate yesterday across the west bank in outrage at israel's ongoing operation in gaza. where the operation dubbed protective edge is the deadliest israeli offensive in years more than seventeen
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hundred palestinians and sixty six israelis have been killed so far that's hundreds more than were killed in two thousand and eight so-called cost led operation experts on israeli arab relations james petras told r.t. as kevin zero in the precious little is being done to end the bloodshed. they destroyed all the working for civil liberties electricity water supply sewage systems they're making it unlivable because the ultimate coal is exclusively jewish israelis stay and want to drive the entire palestinian people out of inhabitable region of the world our block of opinion is shark but there is no one that's raising a hand towel and the israelis you will pay a price for this but netanyahu is also called for the international community to stand by israel before i come back to you but let's take a listen to that quick clip of a call responsible and remorseful lose these people who. stood with as little.
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with this group as it once hamas. who is who. is the it was or was. it his group of us understood james will they stand with israel the question is who will stand with israel great gerrity of people in the world or all of them condemn israel every country in the world i would say the majority condemn since real talent. well the new wave of pro-gun as a protest is swept across a number of cities worldwide in the us thousands of activists have protested against the violence being inflicted on gaza the demanding washington end its support for israeli military campaigns against the palestinians artie's linsey frogs brings us more. after yet another failed humanitarian ceasefire in gaza the people here gathered for the free palestine protest in front of the white house
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aren't just grieving for the tragedy happening overseas they're also feeling a lot of impatience impatience because their relatives are the ones ducking for cover in gaza and many of them say this is not just a war of weapons and of ideology it's also a war of rhetoric and perception while we're here because there's obviously a devastation that's going on right now in gaza and we're calling for an end to the conflict there the freeing of the siege also the end occupation that is all over the west bank and gaza and to really point out the fact that there is something that is immoral on justice and in equal that is going on here representatives of this community here in washington say that based on what we've seen so far just this summer alone there are two clans for moving forward from here a line is to proceed as before every time bombs drop on gaza organize the protests and laments
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the government and media bias or instigate an about face change the perception of this community in the government and in the media the u.s. media's role is clearly to evoke sympathy for israel and downplay if not covered all the palestinian boy as first generation americans and immigrants many of them from palestinians these people here residents of washington many of them know that they are their relatives best representatives for what needs to change in the perceptions of gaza and its residents the number of demonstrations against the israeli operation broke out in europe as well protesters in bahrain wave flags in fairness denouncing civilian deaths. well in france more than ten thousand marched through paris in support of the palestinian people the country has seen weeks of protests since the start of the conflict the sun
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demonstrations and living in clashes. international outrage at the civilian deaths in gaza may be spreading but parts of the israeli media on hesitating to throw more oil on the fire that some breaking the set on our website but here's a taste. of course the rhetoric coming from some fringe elements of the israeli media couldn't be doing more to inflame tensions consider that today the times of israel published this op ed in titled when genocide is permissible in which the actual genocide of gazans is explored as the only way to bring israel peace now the article was pulled down but not before archived versions of merge across the internet so for now we can only hope that calmer heads will prevail and that diplomacy will prevent the further slaughter of innocent civilians now let's break this up. in other news ukrainian military jets are reportedly flying over eastern areas of
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the country i'm local say they can hear the sounds of explosions at least three civilians have reportedly been killed over the last twenty four hours locals are increasingly being caught up in the fighting as they do what they can to stay out of harm's way. we're. really going to be. releasing in part. the first. ok of forces say they've taken control of two towns outside of donetsk is government troops attempt to regain the self proclaimed republics their roof a national report from the border between russia and ukraine. well what we can see in this new brain could definitely be described as a very dramatic state to score a challenge in clashes there continued with the death toll including him in
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civilian population also continuing to climb as residential areas often get called to the deadly crossfire when ukrainian army and to government forces fight will c.t.'s and religious lugansk c.t.'s soldiers claim that at least five residents were killed in the last twenty four hours humanitarian situation the sea tree mains a very tan's electricity there has been cattle for several days already there are also problems with the running water and the officials of the self-proclaimed republic of lugansk warn that that could lead to a real humanitarian catastrophe and of course in this situation people continue to flee what they call a war zone going on next to the russian ukrainian border that every day tens and sometimes even hundreds of people try to cross and across in itself very often becomes a very dangerous journey here's one local mayor who was among those organizing the recreation at the time of the intense fighting who knows where you get the whole
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cities destroyed apartment buildings and private houses alike it's been going on for about eight days there was a pause in the shelling when a managed to take two buses full of refugees out of town then it started again we've got no transport fuel water we're trying to bring bread into town on the fire . situation on the ground remains dramatic and so far unfortunately the phrase no any indication that it's could become any better anytime soon. despite the ukrainian conflict claiming more lives every day getting further support from its western backers washington plans to train and equip its a regular forces as the national guard fighters or the a use quietly lifting a ban on supplying ukraine with weapons andrew farmer reports but the latest move by the european union has certainly angered moscow the e.u. has lifted a ban on the supply of military equipment and technology to the ukrainian government but russia's foreign ministry says this amounts to double standards because the ban was actually imposed last february prevent the then president using such equipment
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against anti-government protesters but it now seems ok to use the very same equipment in the ongoing conflict in the east of the country which moscow fears could inflame the situation. is removed by the council of europe on the quiet according to moscow which has gone on to say the e.u. is not applying logic to the situation and is in fact just reacting to being prodded by washington washington meanwhile has announced plans to fund train and equip the ukrainian national guard we should point out that this is not part of the ukrainian regular army it's a subsidiary if you like that was recently set up that includes conscripts and also members of the far right including the right sector which is another concern for moscow pentagon hopes to fund to the tune of something like nineteen million dollars although this is still subject to congressional approval. of the west has been putting pressure on russia accusing moscow of supplying self-defense fighters with arms foreign affairs analyst surger trick of it says it's another example of
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double standards. it is blatant hypocrisy not only as the russian foreign ministry said because they wanted to ban such supplies to have a quote which but are now giving this one out but because they actually defused to treat this as a conflict in the first place it's simply a rebellion and the so-called legitimate ukrainian authorities are involved in the security operation to stablish law and order if they raise more weapons coming the ukrainian government's way more training more where it looks pretty green for the self-defense forces this will only embolden it to go all the way in using indiscriminate violence in resolving the issue in beast itself the way . an american journalist party's roughly video agency has been forced out of
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ukraine she was detained while filming in the west of the country after her ukrainian colleagues tipped off security services. journalist with a camera you know just there was a rug please stick around my tripod and straight away said you russia today first of all they questioned me themselves about seven of them i gave them all the details that could give them i gave them my press cards i had nothing to hide and there my colleagues of the city i have i wanted to give them all the information they needed and you know fifteen minutes later three policemen came and three officials came from national security service in ukraine and they were asking me so many questions taking all my details and then when they didn't they didn't believe that my american passport was free oh i shouldn't picture of it so they followed me to the hotel until they could see the actual passport they asked me that i absolutely had to give my footage away and they had to raise it. first of
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all they put it on their computers so some. of the officials has it right now they have all the footage that it took of myself being questioned and also at the protest. and they gave it back to me it was blank and i was not the first time a journalist if we booted out of ukraine the have been over a dozen cases where t.v. crews have been barred from entering the country or sent away as soon as official saw the russian papers the latest case there was the first to target an american citizen last month british journalist graham phillips also working for r.t. was arrested and thrown out of ukraine now the country's president is calling for parliament to be dissolved ultimo make is refused to label the self declared independence or thirty's in the east as terrorist organizations it's a move that the director of studies at the institute of democracy and corporation thinks will bury the legitimacy of the current two authorities. basically
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a lot of ukrainian politics is explained by money and obviously the war is costing money ukraine is on the brink of default and some of the political parties who are controlled by oligarchs in it let's never forget the role of oligarchs is absolutely key in ukrainian politics now the new president poroshenko discovers that actually he needs to purge the parliament he needs to stigmatize people who don't agree with his policies and above all he and his cronies the government itself the minute the prime minister and the other ministers they are of course trying to rig the elections by changing the electoral law in advance of the polls so that they get the parliament they want it's obvious that this is worthy of a banana republic this is not what it will be and have it behavior of a european state or people in several european cities are remembering the odessa massacre that saw forty six people killed three months ago activists gathered in
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the spanish capital in madrid to pay their respects to the victims where in rome people held a small demonstration to denounce fascism for doesn't it black balloons were then released one for each of the victims the tragedy on may the second happened during a ferocious standoff between anti-government protesters and a group of radical moves right sector nationalist drove protesters into a government building in this isn't center and started throwing molotov cocktails many were burned alive those that tried to escape by climbing to the roof or jumping out of the windows were gunned down or beaten to death. now blaming the victims that's how journalist and filmmaker john pilger describes how western media is covering the conflict in eastern ukraine and our program going underground you can see the full interview online by his quick preview. the wall street journal headline blames the victims it takes the kiev regime's version of that story
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and blames the victims can you imagine can you imagine they're not transmitting on that scale being reported in that way anywhere else in those parts of the world where there are worthy victims because that's how reporting works are worthy victims and then were the victims the people of eastern ukraine and the ethnic russians on the bilingual people on were the victims because somehow they mixed up with the unworthy as place of all and that is russia still to come spreading the message as to how disdain ground in iraq in syria they're also moving in on local media i mean from a different level slick insaf a little more not after. did
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you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been hijacked right handful of
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transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem. rational debate and the real discussion critical issues facing our young hero ready to join the movement then welcome the third. leg of. president barack obama admits the us did to torture people after the nine eleven attacks the confession follows a highly anticipated report on the cia's so-called expansive methods of
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interrogation. has the details the final the classified version of the senate intelligence committee's report on the cia's torture practices has been handed back to congress intelligence committee chairwoman dianne feinstein said the report shows abuse that is chilling and far more systematic and widespread than we thought she said the six hundred page document is said to reveal to you and shocking details about the cia's detention led to shannon carried. program in the years following the nine eleven attacks those who reviewed it say it shows that the use of the techniques was not effective in collecting unique intelligence or thwarting president obama speaking ahead of the public release of the record reminded that when he became president he signed an executive order to stop. some things that were contrary to our values. although it was not his administration that was
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responsible for the program the cia under john brennan did their best to preserve secrecy around the deeds of the previous administration the cia even tempered with the investigation this thursday the cia inspector general concluded that the agency personnel hacked into senate investigators computers. system back in march john brennan vigorously denied that the agency had done that this week he was forced to admit that the cia officers did hack into investigators computers have too many lies and scandals the report is finally being declassified however it stops short of using the word torture to describe the practices lawmakers say it's because such an accusation could have political diplomatic legal and even criminal implications. for former f.b.i. agent colin reilly thinks the upcoming report could further tarnish the u.s. government in the eyes of the public. for starters the cia was afraid of this
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report they didn't want the american public to know what they had done in terms of the black sites and the authorizing waterboarding etc that's obvious because they destroyed the tapes from before i mean there's been all kinds of cover ups on this unfortunately it's going to be kind of a tolerance of the executive branch lying to congress and all of our democratic system well we'll be heard because if congress cannot oversee this well we were looking at a really different form of government than what we call ourselves a democracy the united kingdom is driving dragging spy training into the mainstream six british universities even given the green light to give a new generation of hikers the skills they need to pry into the dark underbelly of the world wide web sites on our websites all to call. also they might look small soft i'm in need of a hug but argentinian scientists say the ancestors of the penguins that we know today were told. you can get more on our website.
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these nomic caliphate that was recently declared by jihadist militants on occupied lands in syria and iraq now has its own media censorship program it's harsh new regulations dictates that any reports from the caliphates have to be reviewed by the group so called information office the group already has a media presence on the web including twitter where they post videos and photos promoting their cause even post is urging foreign muslims to join the jihad to become martyrs as men gary who's an expert on middle east affairs believes the media is proving to be an effective tool to promote the group's beliefs. if we take a look at some of the things that they have done and said in terms of the media they have shown some sophistication in dealing with the media clearly try to control the message their views the various social media outlets to get their
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message across some of it to use brutality in fact to send a message of those took tried to show how effective they are. in terms of the fighting and part of it they're also using it to recruit fighters by trying to explain and putting the best image about what their ideological beliefs and to recruit followers. well it's not just a well organized media the self-proclaimed islamic states is rapidly issuing the attributes of a genuine nation now has its own legal code a strict brand of sharia law its budget is an estimated two billion dollars which some of which is stolen some donated by general sponsors in the gulf and it controls vast oil fields after snatching them from syria and iraq along with an army which is now more than seven thousand strong plus an ever expanding arsenal the persecution of christians by iraq is the most militants in thousands protest in
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sydney in melbourne australia as iraqi community was that christians could disappear from the seized areas of iraq in syria as thousands flee on march from jihadists threatening to kill those who refused to convert to islam. elsewhere has evacuated its citizens from libya and closed states embassy in the capital tripoli as violence rages between different militias several countries including russia and the united states have already shipped their workers out thousands of foreigners are fleeing libya many of them egypt sions more than two hundred people killed in fighting in the last two weeks. powerful blast ripped through a factory in eastern china killing sixty nine workers and injuring nearly two hundred restore some one may have lit a fire in an area containing flammable dust local officials describe the incident is a serious breach of safety factors managers have been arrested no safety standards are a common problem in china's workplaces last year a fire at a poultry plant killed one hundred nineteen people. and.
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smashed through the entrance of a ferry station running into a taxi on the way you can see it there security video shows the dramatic crash however no one was killed eighteen people were injured two are reportedly in a critical condition it's unclear why the driver lost control of the vehicle very services from the station have been halted. all next on international blood sweat and tears as one of the key russian bottles of water is brought to life stay with us. we'll do the. science technology innovation all the least of elements from
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around russia we've got the future covered. the future. economic up and downs in the find out month a good deal sang i and the rest because i think the take it will be a briefly on. a couple of hundred years ago sir thomas moore wrote you an abandoned ship in a storm just because he couldn't control the winds well america ain't no utopia and ill stinky wind is blowing and the corporate rats are abandoning ship. the u.s. military was built to square off against the soviet union. over western europe and
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when you take that conventional military and now try to retest it as a counterinsurgency force it creates a lot of gaps and that's the kind of private sector stuff. june one thousand and fifteen. this is simon easton frustrates more terrifying than i could have imagined after weeks of travelling i finally made it to the eastern front where pitched battles seem an almost daily occurrence for months now the russian army has been pushed backwards by the german and austrian garion forces but they make them work for every inch the finds he is fierce noise deafening and the bravery of the.

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