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the little bit of political action. c.n.n. is accused of blackmailing the person responsible for creating the president trump wrestling clips threatening to really reveal his identity if he does such a thing again. protests against the g twenty summit breakout in hamburg days before world leaders even arrived in the german city. and independent report says british people don't believe muslims are integrating into society while the government's accused of failing to fight islamophobia in the media.
it's two o'clock here in moscow and you're watching altie international live from our studio with me. welcome to the program. accusations of blackmail of being leveled at c.n.n. after it tracked down the person behind the donald trump wrestling trip which the president tweeted a few days ago the channel is threatening to reveal his identity if he makes another video like the trump one artes and more on has more on the story. so this guy makes a humorous little video and then it blows up someone edited it donald trump found it and posted it on his twitter feed it got millions of views hundreds of thousands of likes and many people had to love c.n.n. did not like being laughed at not one bit they launched a manhunt for the original creator of the video what they did is dog saying it is
digging up private information on someone or something and then publishing it could be used for law enforcement for business extortion coercion harassment online shaming and vigilante justice the reaction has been furious even julian songes waited on the matter saying that potentially what c.n.n. did may be a crime. a multi billion dollar t.v. network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism see. c.n.n. succeeded they found the original creator he has since apologized and promised never to make another video critical of c.n.n. channel says when they finally talk to him he sounded nervous as well he might c.n.n. is threatening to publish his identity for all the loonies in the world to know if
he ever stops being sorry it's right there on their website c.n.n. reserves the right to publish his identity if he stops being sorry if anything changes isn't that the deficient of blackmail the internet has reacted with few or why news on reddit is saying that holding private information under the condition of his continued contrition is an ambiguous leap bullying of a private citizen by a major conglomerate if not blackmail. but two days to go before the g twenty summit begins in hamburg it seems world leaders are going to get the warmest of welcomes the host cities are already in calif to protest i. at least dispersing and in my ear have to spray and water cannons against the anti
activists offices of clay the camp which protesters set up in one of the city's parks. and were arrested. has been closely following the story. police everybody had been prepared for large scale demonstrations and almost certainly violence over the coming days as protesters are right for the g. twenty but this one really caught a lot of people by surprise and it seems to have come about through the sheer number of people that have turned up. protest against this g. twenty they were camping in l a park in hamburg and police decided that there was no way that was going to happen this tent city that was being set of there was dispersed by the police with some of the demonstrators arrested they fought back pepper spray was used police in full riot gear from the pictures we've seen going in there as well some quite ugly scenes very early on we've been told to expect serious demonstrations out these g. twenty this g.
twenty summits we've seen fly is all around the capital here in berlin also around other cities and other nations i've seen saying come to hamburg on these dates be part of these demonstrations in the. days of. the. fact that they also a lot of criticism over the situation to actually place this g twenty in how the police operation though is what's being called the biggest in recent german history they have had some successes if you will call them that going into this but it also gives us a key is just how prepared and interest to look into just how prepared the demonstrators are police have been showing off the whole of weapons that they've confiscated in
the city of rostock that was supposed to be part of a cache that was going to be taken to hamburg they believe and used in the potential riots there it includes things like throwing knives baseball bats brass knuckles telescopic batons as well as precision catapults now those are weapons that police have said could cause well really catastrophic injuries they have very serious weapons in the right hands we're going to be following all the way through here. to try and see what happens i say we're expecting violence we weren't expecting it so soon it does seem though that the protests against this g. twenty four eclipse the political and diplomatic decisions that may be made during the summit. aside from a heavy police presence two special security zones have already been set up in hamburg police a classing summit as a major challenge with at least eight thousand protesters expected on the streets
one activist told us such summits have a violent protests there is a certain tradition of mobilization so against these summits you know you may remember that. she eight summit in chino one in two thousand one. really still fairly strongly government. massive police forces and one cross a bridge of some was shot even in two thousand seven hundred she eight summit in germany in the city. also up in the north and then we had also massive protests and i think it's really this feeling of a new. global capital of some really. big fish some that we have to use a failing most of the people on this planet miserable you know seeing a very high level of desolation very early on mayor of promise they've tested him off democracy around the cheetah and the summit and it does not look like it's i
mean it looks like a civil war. because people don't believe muslims living in the country have integrated properly while the government is failing to combat prejudice in society that's according to a new independent report released at a time when media sentiments turning increasingly negative towards muslims here's a quick look at what the seventy six page document said. the british government and u.k. muslims suffer from a broken relationship anti muslim prejudice should be treated as a hate crime as something akin to anti semitism. britain needs a better anti radicalization strategy involving more muslim inputs the current one isn't trusted and isn't working our new present strategy will challenge the extremist ideology and it will stop the radicalization a founder of all people. media needs to stop treating muslims as
victims or threats to stop creating an us and them mentality and it should get guidelines for this. on the back of the latest wave of anti muslim sentiment expressed particularly in the british tabloids polly focus has been finding out what people in london think about regulating media to avoid such discrimination. i wanted to show you some of these headlines and ask you what you make of them. one hundred five great muslims sympathies for jihad. what do you think of that. load of baloney. because what i think is hard to say. because i don't know how accurate describes these people of the students believe that's all muslims are to this disses this is this is feed this is no fluke which is a bit of a danger for everybody you know because once you start their retyping people. become become a reality do you think that there should be more regulation that journalists should
be given more rules about how to report on muslim specifically obviously i'm not looking then you can do about the iraqi regime i believe so yes i agree completely with that that not threaten press freedom. press freedoms friend anyway so far as you know when journalists. go too far and do a live report something that's not accurate for the facts of saleem paper or whatever i personally think. that journalists should be struck off to the watch they have to watch people to have children full of the truth because it is always fun somebody to. we invited guests with opposing views to comment on the role of the media in the issue. the problem we have at the minute with muslim integration into the u.k. is that not only have we got incredible amount of media corruption manipulation skewing far right leanings the rise of the far right across the media and not to be
scams this report suggests is that there is a responsibility on british society to help integrate to approach muslims not as suspects not as terrorists but the problem we have is over and over again will be given examples of muslim extremist terrorism we hear about burkas we'll hear about . radicalization of this report looks at it through the wrong end of the telescope i believe some muslims seek to have no relationship whatsoever with british society they have chosen not to integrate it why should it be up to british society to extend to them when they are quite a section of them are quite clearly not interested in our traditions and respecting our laws reality is this are well integrated a society muslims are here to stay we are not anywhere you will not get to shut the borders down and overwhelming as we saw your general election there are a lot of time in the movement i honestly don't think you should need
a coroner left looking for social well then how would you like managed looking for this looking for change looking to get your parents talking about foreign policy austerity i'm trying to point out that there's a section of those limbs who seem to have a problem with so much that characterizes pretty modern british society the pluralism the acceptance of people who are different sexual preferences the except i mean the desire to have shari'a law which apparently one in three muslims want that seems to me essentially inconceivable with a desire to integrate anti muslim hysteria is being fuel is being pumped primed in british society led by the media and far right hate preachers no it's just i totally deal with the facts of the matter it is a large section of radical islamists who have brought fear. her to the streets of this united kingdom i believe in a free press that has a right to say whatever it wants a free press that can report matters in hollywood chooses british media demonizing
and persecuting a religious minority and in fact the european commission have recommended regulation of the british media because of as they say overwhelming islamist fabian racism. a ban on prosecuting former british prime minister tony blair over the iraq war could be lifted later on wednesday artie's laura smith joins me live now in london with all the details so laura it's been fourteen years since the iraq invasion might still face those criminal charges. that's right this certainly hasn't gone away and this case we understand is being heard today by the most senior judge in england and wales and what it attempts to do is overturn a ban on prosecuting tony blair over the iraq war the details were learned by the guardian newspaper we did a quick check though and it is borne out by this judge all of the royal courts of justice today where does it come from they will in two thousand and sixteen a private criminal prosecution of tony blair was blocked the judges said that there
was no point in doing it because tony blair would likely have immunity from criminal prosecution this case though could see that immunity overturned and he could face charges charges for what though well as you say this decision in two thousand and three to take bresson into the iraq war which was hugely controversial at the time and has remained controversial ever since because of course it since emerged that the reason for that invasion was spurious they used the fact the information that said i'm hussein was supposed to have weapons of mass destruction that of course turned out not to be the case times have moved on since then though in this most recent private criminal prosecution is based on findings from last year's chilcote report which when it was published concluded that the
war at the time was not the last resort as it should have been also the consequences of the invasion of iraq were hugely underestimated and also the post conflict planning for iraq was wholly inadequate. ever since then it has been in public life off and on and he most recently announced that he would be making a comeback into politics because of breck's it he was met then with this now familiar calls of war criminal which seemed to leave him entirely unfazed he is. the legacy of the iraq war and his responsibility for the crimes of the. regard him as someone who should step back into politics which reputation for being. really he should be. the reaction to the war has come and destroy your political life. not for me it's not i mean you know people say that. those most concerned
of course with the lifting of this immunity all the relatives of those who die is cheering the iraq war and in fact the families of the soldiers who were killed that crowd funded one hundred fifty thousand pounds and they use that money to do a forensic analysis of the findings of that chilcote report to see whether a prosecution would be possible they're just waiting for this immunity to be lifted so that they can see tony blair in court after all these years. ok artie's laura smith thanks for the update in our london studio. my to our top story now c.n.n. stands accused of blackmailing the person behind the trumps and wrestling video the channel is threatening to reveal his identity and we're going to discuss this further with a dutch journalist he used to. thanks for joining us here on r.t.
. i suppose we should start by getting all sots on what you think of c.n.n. statement about holding private information on this man. does it look like blackmail to you. yes it is when you're say you've got as an important news media you say you've got the name of a person and you still don't want to mention the name you can say you can mention it any time and there's a threat in any way now that they're claiming that the video was wrong in its production. and i suppose we have to question double standards here don't we you know when individuals go out and made that video and they will like yeah yeah. yeah well what's happening here where you just stick a clear object if you want to feed you actually is it's nothing more than a joke i mean it's a joke where you say the way trump and c.n.n.
are behaving is more like a restoring marriage i mean that's basically what it is about it's not frightening anyone is just a joke no president truman he retreated the joke now is a president of the united states allowed to retreat a joke i think he is i think that's about that's the whole story is fiction and wrist is about the wrestling match hsien is picking up with tripp saying this guy who made it also did some racist tweets. mentioning them etc etc so it makes it look and then he saying how could trump pick up because it's not look like the original so it looks very suspicious so it looks like something very suspicious but still it's all gone back to a joke and are you a little alone in the united states to make a joke anymore i mean this is a free country what are we talking about all those people yes c.n.n. is in my opinion totally hysterical going out of their mind and getting more and
more dangerous operation i mean it's interesting you say that news that it's a joke it obviously is a comedy clip isn't it so there's no seriousness guys and as you pointed that the president himself we tweeted it but if you look at more serious situation c.n.n. they withheld whole sources when it comes to russia stories for example what's your opinion on line there. well you can say a lot about how c.n.n. is making stories up about russia and the funny thing is on the internet you can see an undercover operation and they quote the people from c.n.n. themself a percent or and the producer and they say old these stories about russia hex is just fake it's all fake it's all about ratings figures it's not about real journalism so it is saying that. you cannot see it only mainstream media in the
west but it's there it's there for everybody to see and then they themselves have to say ok we did something we're just not right so they had to fire three journalists because of us not dried i mean ok that's still a plus point for them impiety that they they fired them but still it's just an old going. fake. propaganda operation it has nothing to do with journalism anymore so it's so totally over the top just to produce rating figures and that's all about it and when you go back to defects i ask everybody just look for themselves at the video just look at yourself and see what you can see it's nothing more than a joke ok dennis. thanks very much for your opinions and thoughts on this story thanks ok thank you ok don't go away we'll be back right after this break with more stories.
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welcome back to the program in a controversial move canada is reportedly set to pay eight million dollars compensation and apologize to a convicted murderer who was tortured during his time in the guntown i'm obey detention camp back in two thousand and two have there was captured by the u.s. in afghanistan and tamed for the alleged murder of an american soldier was transferred to guantanamo bay where he was held for more than a decade in a twenty ten canada supreme court ruled that the man had been tortured during his detention later that year he pleaded guilty to the murder of the soldier he was
transferred to canada in twenty twelve to serve the rest of his sentence but was released in twenty fifteen he claims he made his admission of guilt under duress we spoke to another background and guantanamo prisoner who met cather during his detention i was held in the background detention facility facility in afghanistan when almost father was first brought into custody and i spent some time with him in bagram i had his eye had been shot out he was blind in one one eye he had huge exit wounds in his shoulder just above his chest and he was a just turned fifteen he was just fifteen from being fourteen he was tortured in front of me he was abused and screamed at and shouted at spat out and stripped naked and his treatment was was was a war crime there's no the tried way to describe it the whole issue in the beginning had been the canadian government complicity in his torture it's this book recorded video evidence that the government was physically present that sent members of ceases the intelligence services to go and interrogate him while he was
a child while he was suffering from these horrific wounds everybody who's in guantanamo. soldiers gods and prisoners knew that this is not the way to treat a child is two thousand and two only eight hundred people have been held at guantanamo bay which despite a vow by barack obama that he closed it remains open today forty one people are still being held at the facility many of the inmates were detained without trial and tortured nine of the thought at least died that. however former pentagon analyst michael maloof believes it's outrageous to hand over cash to a convicted killer the reality is he should not be compensated he did kill and americans and he worked with his father who was closely aligned to al qaeda and osama bin laden is just lucky he was picked up and was still alive today and he should just move on and for traduced government to prepare
a liberal progressive government to come out and offer compensation as they did a few years ago to another canadian it was similarly. i think is. over the top i think that the fact that the family of the soldier who was killed is going to the canadian court now to retrieve that money and to pay for that for their loss i think is appropriate. south korean and u.s. forces have fired missiles into the sea of japan in a display of resolve towards north korea. we talked it was part of a joint drill between washington and seoul and according to them the exercises missiles that can be easily deployed it all came in response to north korea's
latest missile tests on tuesday which the pentagon said was an intercontinental ballistic missile the drill was carried out despite a joint russia china statement demanding compromise from all sides. the signs suggest north korea voluntarily declares a moratorium on nuclear tests and missile launches and that the u.s. and south korea refrain from joint drills u.s. army and republic of korea. conducted a combined a van exercise in assets country north korea's destabilizing a move through actions we told several analysts about how u.s. involvement has influence the north korean crisis which. we sponsor more. and more certain.
so why are all the noise. i read i think what the u.s. and south korea are doing is basically flexing their muscle to show we're not afraid of more korea we also have big bad weapons but what they're doing is is answering fire with fire in a region that is a powder keg slightest miscalculation on the korean peninsula can trigger a conflict that basically mieris the entire region in a protracted war that could have catastrophic consequences not only for the region but also for the global economy and that is not in anyone's interest. cross-talk discusses the long standing crisis in the middle east that's next on alt.
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