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i mean. why are the same measures still in place. to. bloomberg. the truth. is that. the bow to suit. us. to disclose. the social networks lawyers are set to testify in congress.
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and fraud drug company boss faces charges for allegedly getting overprescribed. stronger. thanks for joining us this. is the post president says. the regional government goes against the will of the people it was expressed during a recent referendum to break from spain his first statement since the spanish prime minister put his deputy in charge of the government regional elections called. seize control just the leaders finally proclaimed independence. today in parliament
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the parliament of our country a legitimate parliament took a largely expected step and largely fought for step. citizens of cafe or any other comes a time when it is up to all of us to maintain the pulse of our country our peace our civic duty and dignity as we have always done and always will without any doubt was with god i was with. was was. there but here we decided to sack the president vice president and all the high ranking officials at the council on government was
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it was i was in support of the country's unity continue this saturday hundreds of gathered in one of the hundreds squares holding national flags the same time across the lower approach independence and it is calling for telling the general strike starting on monday r.t. charlotte risky has been following events in the past about capital i know that the spanish government in madrid says it is now taking full control of catalonia it says it has dismissed the catalonian government as well as high ranking officials and the president called us and pushing it also says it has dismissed some senior police officers including the chief of the police force in catalonia the most squatter who is already under investigation for sedition now in addition to that
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these pronouncements by the government in the tree just came hours after the castle and. parliament actually voted for independence and declared independence to catalonia a republic here now i was in a crowd of pro independent school just surrounding the parliament and the national guard suggested they were up to twelve thousand people there and it was like a sea of people they screamed in delight yes yes yes or c c c in catalan and spanish when they heard that result we speak to some people this is what they told us they are guarding our liberty or freedom we are just a country we feel like a country we feel like we are representing our our government we need to be free. what our population wants i think. people you specifically.
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when people is trying just to explain their opinions and someone is trying to punish that and trying to use the violence to stop that. is all about human being i feel kind of scared well spain says that the powers of catalonia will not be exercised by the spanish vice president but the pro independence supporters i've spoken to here in barcelona say they will not recognize the authority of spain as far as they're concerned they have no seceded from spain and this is an independent republic indeed that is something that remains to be said because madrid says that within the legal framework of the spanish constitution its ability to take control of what it sees as being a spanish region is illegal and it is very likely that if this goes to the courts the courts will side with the spanish government on this one so in just less than
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a day since catalonia declared independence it's not yet clear whether they will be able to retain that. and a stand that the some of the pro independents are actually trying to draft a document which they're hoping to release within forty eight hours which will show how they plan to secede from spain but it's clear if they will be able to implement that is clear is that this crisis is everything and this remains a highly divisive issue in this society we discussed the crisis with a political commentator and also former. very different views on what's happened. or they are trying to do is to demolition or regional or government institutions. and take control of. social movements the problem right now is that and nationalist movement independent movement is living in about
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a war in another war because they have of their people in the arabian and they want to keep remain in a spain you can say that these are democratic to to to listen the voice of the people and what we have been trying to do hearing about one year but it's always not really like you know if. the point is that you're the one people be expressed. their opinion what we've been trying to do two years ago is to find the possibility for a couple in society to express this was on the first of over the business and did these movements and in this terrible time where he is not a question of how do you decide which crisis democracy and right now the story but this is not a question of companies and what you have in madrid this is a question of the moderates see and you should listen what people have got on
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people. who they won for for the future anybody in the international sphere is going to give a recognition to these a state right now this money is working to restore their constitution there in the region and we have to broaden it to protect the heart of the card balance they want to keep their rights they want to keep it remain a spanish this is very sad really in that you are just saying that you want to save fifty percent of god. in society you should care about one hundred percent of problems was i not getting violent at all hitting the headlines today has been the broader reaction from around the world there's been overwhelming support for madrid and warnings about similar independence movements in the european union and i says you cannot accept who is and who isn't backing a united spain. there's plenty of reaction coming in given these major developments
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happening in catalonia albeit with very few surprises we have heard from the president of the european council donald to school has said that nothing changes and that the e.u. will continue to speak directly with madrid we've seen reaction from germany of course the german government said they do not recognize this unilateral declaration of independence we've heard from of course the french president also showing his support and full support to the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy here in the u.k. of course also plenty of reaction we've heard from downing street saying the does not and will not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence because this vote the referendum on october first was deemed illegal by spanish courts that was a reaction from to recently but from scotland's nicolas sturgeon we have seen a reaction of seeing the people of catalonia should have the ability to determine their own future so supporting what has happened in catalonia given scotland's own sort of plight when it comes to this issue we've heard from the u.s.
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as well the u.s. state department has the support keeping strong and united spain together also similarly from nato so as all of these reactions are continuing to come in it's important to really remember that despite the fact that political leaders throughout the european union have consistently said they don't want catalonia to break away from spain to really keep the european union and tax the pro independence movement in catalonia has repeatedly said that despite the fact that they want to leave spain they don't necessarily want to leave the european union whereas throughout the year we've heard them say that if catalonia doesn't fact leave spain they're going to have to essentially get at the back of the line to get back into the european union. to put its policy. he believes the push for independence them more loss of power to brussels. present you i spoke with a couple of weeks ago the european union have no intention of interfering in
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spanish affairs internal affairs i think they've now got the idea with the problems i was taking part in spain that maybe it's for a good idea if he actually keep each of internal affairs of the various countries because it's just a farce to many other countries in europe who have problems with the central administration spain doesn't govern itself anymore is governed by the european union decisions are no longer made to madrid they're made in brussels maybe to see is the european union has brought this to a head it's not just. brain problems with the boxee in the front of the. floodwalls in belgium and various parts of europe but are there problems people want to secede because people don't want to be ruled by faceless bureaucracy in brussels they want to make their own decisions locally and have a national government as well catalonia as the richest well the richer parts of spades so they are that's why they're feeling very upset about twists and turns in
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that independent story will be keeping a close eye on all of elements throughout spain and of course bring you the latest as those updates coming. i. go over to the states now where a senior senator is demanding that twitter disclose account details relating to wiki leaks and its founder julian assange including releasing direct message conversations dianne feinstein listed her demands in a letter to twitter's founder and c.e.o. jack dorsey it's a pretty hefty list let's take a look at what's on there now here are some of the demands as you can see there are quite a lot of them among them she wants to know whether twitter has identified the accounts linked to the alleged russian meddling in u.s. election and of course its methods for doing so. gets
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a mention as well our twitter accounts are also under suspicion according to her as for wiki leaks we can bring up a list of some of the accounts linked to it and the senator thinks their message history could prove vital to the investigation is more pain with the full story. feinstein the u.s. senator from california is requesting that the direct messages on twitter sent by wiki leaks be turned over and given to the congress for their investigation you know they're asking for the direct messages of wiki leaks the direct messages of julian a songe as well as the direct messages of the hacker known as good for to who is reported to have been the person who turned over the e-mails of the democratic national committee to to wiki leaks now it's important to note that dianne feinstein who's requesting these direct messages on behalf of congress that she is certainly no fan of julian assads this is what she said about julian assange in the
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past well mr sun just one of my most unfavorite people in the world and i believe he's done a great discredit to this nation now dianne feinstein is not the only figure within the us political establishment who has voiced opposition and hatred for julian assad and many figures within the u.s. government many senators congressmen leaders of the military have spoken of julian a sonnet accused him of being a russian agent called for prosecution of julian assad called for wiki leaks to be shut down this is a widespread sentiment in washington d.c. i mean he's a tool of russian intelligence and if he's such a you know martyr of free speech why doesn't wiki leaks ever publish anything coming out of russia you should be treated as an enemy combatant we should be closed down permanently and decides we wiki leaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like russia ignorance or misplaced idealism is no longer an acceptable excuse for lionizing these demons
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assad is a narcissist who has created nothing of value here lies on the dirty work of others to make himself famous he's a fraud a coward hiding behind a screen disguise a traitor a treasonous and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty i want to do it. illegally shoot the son of a as we know on november first the owners of twitter will be testifying before the u.s. congress and this is all part of the investigation of alleged russian meddling in the us presidential elections in twenty sixteen and now we see this additional requests to being given to twitter just a few days before they're set to testify so one wonders is any new information going to be determined from these direct messages or is this the government of the united states in particular the congressional committee putting additional pressure on twitter in the lead up to their testimony some on the capital mogadishu has been struck by bomb blasts we'll have that story for you coming up right after this
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short but. in case you're new to the game this is how it works in our economy is built around corporation corporations from washington to washington controls the media the
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media and. voters elected to run this country business equals. must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. back to r.t. international two explosions have struck the somali capital mogadishu at least eighteen people were killed and thirty more wounded in a suicide car bomb in just minutes after the first another bomb went off in a busy neighborhood popular with restaurant goes according to police a suicide vest was also there and they fit in that area is a street risk group al-shabaab says it's behind the attacks at the moment or thirty's or exchanging gunfire with terrorists from the group which spawned a nearby hotel this comes just two weeks after the deadliest explosion in the country's history killed over three hundred fifty people.
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over to the u.k. now around britain buildings often represent a place of historic interest now some of pinpointing locations where shady undercover policing has taken place the project was launched at a book shop in london by a group of campaigners. they say they're opposed to police surveillance because of reported cases of abuse carried out by officers working undercover they want complaints to be fully investigated and for victims to receive support also encouraging people to come forward if they've been affected britons by cops operated officially from one hundred fifty nine till two thousand and eight officers infiltrated different groups from trade unionists environmentalists some even deceive the number of women into entering relationships with them to win their trust while working undercover
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and london's metropolitan police apologised and paid compensation for their officers wrongdoing the activists though fear such practice is still continuing they want more transparency. what they haven't got yet is any information at all not one single scrap of detail about why these people were targeting them why they had their life simple trade to this extent and why they found themselves sometimes in an intimate relationship with somebody who was being paid to spy on them the reason i feel authorities so to spoil in the west in general is because they consider the less a threat to. proportionally. against national security we don't actually know whether they're still live for tating and whether they continue to do that and of course there is now the digital spy the. there's the digital spy desta eavesdropping the big data stuff so david you may say that they maybe don't need it
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anymore but i do think they're still doing. a billionaire pharmaceutical company founder faces serious charges in the u.s. over claims that powerful medicines the seeing was prescribed to boost sales john before is charged with bribery structuring and fraud for his alleged role in waiting the opioid painkiller called subsidies for those there for technical difficulties. yes. i do not know if the russian state hacked into john podesta scheme ailes and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has not
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provided credible to support his claims of russia i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing planned three months before the revelations provided by edward snowden he denied the deep n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale surveillance of the us. the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an echo chamber for government claims that cannot be verified you would have thought they would have learned something after serving as george w. bush's useful idiots in the lead up to the invasion of iraq. it is vitally important that the press remains rooted in a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming indistinguishable.
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i think the average viewer just after watching a couple of segments understands that we're telling stories that our critics can't tell and you know why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth parties able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american public what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental business ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every week and you know what they're working.
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would you have for breakfast yesterday why would you put those to the face your wife. why did you name one that was your biggest fear. in the bit on the table when so less tons of voters say if you have them it is the best for them but. it's on the top of those aboard the. now i did to do due to the question more. your launching our team. basically everything that you think you know about civil society has broken down. there's always going to be somebody else one step ahead of the game. we should not be. normalising. we don't need people with things like this on our planet. this is an incredibly situation.
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all the world's. news companies merely players but what kind of partners are in t. america r.t. america. america personally. many ways the news landscape is just like the real news big news good actors bad actors and in the end you could never. see the park in the world all the world's all the world's a stage we are definitely a player. welcome to contact today we discuss the silence of the left with truthdig editor in chief they have created an atmosphere of hysteria that if anyone questions military spending
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aggressiveness anything else they are going to be thought to be agents of a foreign power. there is strong evidence that google is suppressing public access to socialist and leftwing websites by using algorithms that divert users away from these sites when they type in certain keywords such as us military inequality socialism and even figures such as. this censorship is being carried out as part of what google. with facebook twitter the new york times washington post buzz feed news i was young as far as press and c.n.n. so as a campaign to marginalize fake news most of these organizations have strong links to the democratic party are two correspondents on your part looks at the new mccarthyism that is underway to silence the left wing press alternative media is under attack like never before particularly left wing and anti war outlets since
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the election of trump the establishment has been falling all over itself to stop the spread of what it calls fake news there's just one problem while the concept isn't really anything new remember saddam's weapons of mass destruction some forces have emerged to declare themselves the arbiters of fake news specifically an organization calling itself proper or propaganda or not came forward with a list of russian influence operations it considers to be fake news and while it did list already in sputnik organizations which don't hide their connection with the russian government and operate like any other state media it also included sites like antiwar dot com alternate the ron paul institute truthout and truthdig always zero evidence of the site's relationship with russia or in influencing operation they even quoted press t.v. iran's state media channel but this wasn't just a harmless list months later google announced it was changing its algorithm to
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filter out fake news and many sites similar to the ones on that list or on that list have experienced a decline in traffic since google has announced the changes alter net says it's experienced a forty percent decline in traffic in september the world socialist web site reported a seventy five percent drop in traffic since the changes took place the attack on alternative sites led julianne to that in a reporter for in these times to coin the term the rush out of fear monger. in industrial complex thing the campaign is successfully marginalising the left are to reached out to google and ask who exactly they consulted when designing their new algorithm and why the left wing anti-war sites are being disproportionately affected and they told us quote providing users with authoritative and useful information for their search query is our top priority because of this we are constantly improving our algorithms to provide this type of content at scale across
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the wide range of topics people search for on google when we change our algorithms it does mean some sites may lose visibility most importantly we have never really ranked search results to manipulate political sentiment. thank you anya my guest today is bob scheer he is the editor in chief of truthdig which has seen its traffic plunge by nearly twenty percent since the google algorithms were put in place i publish a column every monday on the site here was formally a reporter and columnist for the los angeles times and the editor of ramparts magazine is a professor at the annenberg school for communications and journalism at the university of southern california and the author of thirteen books including his latest they know everything about you how data collecting corporations and snooping government agencies are destroying democracy so bob let's talk about what we're seeing what you have called repeatedly the new mccarthyism only this time it's not
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coming from the rabid right wing the joe mccarthys and. of the republican party but from the democratic party you are consider this one of the most frightening moments and i've been around a long time by the way i spent twenty nine years at the los angeles times legacy media as a reporter and columnist and so for us and i want to make one thing clear fake news is always been a problem ok fake news comes from governments all over the world. particularly when it deals with national security i was sitting there at the cia is made you know i was it is i was sitting here at the los angeles times twenty years after the gulf it's i'm going which was just supposed that attack the second one known by north vietnamese p.t. boats on a destroyer an aircraft carrier of the u.s. you know these huge ships and it never happened well just like the attack on the main.

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