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i. us confirm is carrying out the 1st test of a cruise missile previously banned under the terms of the treaty signed between moscow and washington over 30 years ago. u.s. attorney general william barr sacks the director of prisons are the suicide of geoffrey epstein to discuss the conditions of the jail where he took his own life if his former lawyer. is fundamentally wrong with that is that jeffrey actually did not belong in that facility to begin. and it's been revealed a british social media network aimed at young muslims is part of the u.k. government plan to tackle radicalization.
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like good morning just on 11 o'clock here in moscow you're watching some international now the u.s. has conducted its 1st test of a 500 kilometer cruise missile type previously banned for over 30 years under a now defunct arms control treaty between moscow and washington and has more to. well we have official word from the pentagon that indeed there has been a test of a missile that would have violated the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty that treaty has now expired and the usa has conducted a test of a missile that would have violated it here's what we heard from the pentagon the department of defense conducted to fly test of the conventionally configured ground cruise missile the us west coast sunday the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately in practice target after more than $500.00 commanders flight now the test was conducted on san nicolas island off the coast of california
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we understand furthermore that the test was announced on august 2nd the very day that the i.n.f. treaty expired now the official reason for the united states withdrawing from the i.n.f. treaty was that they accused russia of violating that agreement now russia has said they did not and denies violating this agreement we also heard from russian president vladimir putin who emphasized that russia won't be the 1st to boost its military if the usa were not to escalate following the withdrawal of the treaty this is what the russian president said if we receive verified information that the u.s. has finished developing and started producing these systems russia will be forced to begin its own full scale development of similar missiles so even after the united states withdrew from the i.n.f. treaty we did not see an escalation from russia however the united states has proceeded to test this missile that would have violated the treaty now it's
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important to remember that the i.n.f. treaty was signed in 1987 and it was a key moment in the scaling down in deescalation and eventually end of the cold war however that i.n.f. treaty that banned nuclear and missiles of a certain length is no longer in effect now russia has repeatedly reached out to the. united states for dialogue around this issue but so far the conversation hasn't seemed to start because nick is from the american u.k. studies institute and he says the u.s. has been pulling back from alms control treaties for years united states has said that this is not nuclear capable and the united states is planning for another test probably in november this one and somewhere between 508000 kilometers in range but the one that they're testing in november it's miscreants 300-4000 kilometers or range that's another in this series
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a very unfortunate moves that have been going on for the past couple of years a least well we can actually dated back to 2001 with the announcement that the u.s. is going to clear the a.b.m. treaty there's only one major nonproliferation treaty remaining the new start treaty which ends in 2021 and the united states has already indicated that it will almost certainly pull out of that one also or not when they do that one which means we are on the verge of nuclear anarky. now the u.s. attorney general william barr has sacked the director of u.s. prisons are to the recent death of the disgraced billionaire jeffrey epstein some lawmakers have praised the decision amid concern over the conditions the jury criticized over can concern the conditions at the jail where he took his own life epstein was convicted of paedophilia back in 2007 back then he was sentenced to 13
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months as part of a deal signed by the venn u.s. attorney alexander acosta epstein had many friends in high places too among them donald trump bill clinton and also prince andrew at the time of his death a financier was awaiting trial for sex trafficking offenses at a facility reserved for the most dangerous criminals among them the drug baron el chapo epstein had been taken off suicide watch 2 despite having made a recent attempt on his home life well we spoke to his lawyer mark furman ikku things conditions at the jail drove him over the edge. the conditions to which he was subjected would buckle even the knees of the strongest among us it's this is one of the toughest federal pretrial detention facilities in the country and the conditions are inhumane epstein was subjected to conditions that were similar to those of guzman but not remotely
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justified by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapo was alleged to have been he's not a guy who has escaped from prior facilities like guzman was alleged to have done so one would be comparing apples and oranges to liken the 2 to each other but yet their conditions of confinement were strikingly similar and there's something fundamentally wrong with that and what's fundamentally wrong with that is that geoffrey abstain did not belong in that facility to begin with. just my own personal opinion it wouldn't surprise me to learn of anything that might have happened with jeffrey epstein and in my view at that in that facility the real story the real miracle is that we don't hear about these sort of things more about murdered pretrial detainees or suicidal pretrial detainees because the facility.
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is barbaric and it's a whole it's it's it's like i don't use the word lightly lightly but it's sort of like an american go log for people who have not yet been convicted of anything so the real shock here is that we don't hear about deaths at pretrial oppressive onerous pretrial detention facilities like the m.c.c. more often. any of us could one day find ourselves rightly or wrongly on on the. business and of of the united states department of justice and nobody nobody sued should be subjected to the conditions that epstein was exposed to for many reasons one of which is that compromises your mental and physical functioning and you can't assist adequately in preparing your own defense and it crushes people we don't really know what happened to mr epstein but but certainly i believe
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personally that being a locked in a facility like that under extraordinary conditions would logically wreak havoc with one's mind and body so i certainly i certainly believe that they personally that they could have played a role absolutely i mean i think we would be foolish to to deny that but again one doesn't want to treat the symptom while ignoring the disease and the disease is how people are routinely denied bail with a shocking ease given the laws that congress passed allowing prosecutors and judge to do that epstein did not belong locked up pending trial and he didn't belong in a hellhole like that before he had been convicted of anything. not a social media network aimed at young british muslims as 10 that to be possibly
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u.k. government came to terrorism program reporting from london has sask its side. wolk is a social news platform the word being a popular used to describe someone who's acutely aware of social justice issues especially racism uses bright colors as a morton told design it's a space for politically engaged young people to come together and discuss the burning issues of the day. were created for us to eat with you. just lies really high which is you. know topic as off limits out woke climate change the can is some gender issues cats there's something for everyone across its pages has around 73000 followers and one of its most successful videos has hit 1700000 of you mark but scrolling through its pages one can see that its content is primarily centered around the experience of british muslims and their identity and
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politics so alongside islamic holiday well wishes you'll also find debates on different perspectives of terrorism for example but no one has an issue with the content of what with it sponsor because the report has just revealed that the platform is the co-founder of the u.k. government counter-terrorism strategy now the home office hasn't been particularly forthcoming with details about its involvement and what it did meant that has material from the project or if you start any question about the motives. or indeed the methods that it uses electrically on the grounds of national security and its short statement on the issue didn't really help clarify the issue any thought we committed to using all the tools available to counter the threat from terrorism in the u.k. the home office works in partnership with
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a range of organizations to reduce vulnerability to organized criminal extremist and. terrorist threats in the u.k. it's not just the white a public road users who want told to the government's role the report also reveals that people who were invited on to work can actually featured in discussions that want formed it was part of a home office and they should have an initiative called prevent that is cause great control to see since its implementation back in 2003 and it's been called nothing more than state sanctioned spying targeting the muslim community is probably unsurprising them that given the revelation related to that very project the backlash against it was quite strong this complete absence of transparency is just one of many reasons why there is such little trust between muslim communities and the government so angry about home office this is work situation i can't articulate myself how can the government expect muslims not to have trust issues with our
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government. the betrayal of trust that we face at every level of every institution include an online spaces media platforms arts and cultural events civic life and everything else is honestly something i think everyone concerned with racism it all needs to be screaming about this is urgent a recent segment on won't discuss tackling fake news the irony i'm sure is not lost on many now who look at the platform and see it as a minute factor brand filled with content promoting the secret agenda on behalf of the british government so there are questions being raised here especially in a country which was once voted as the most transparent in the world sus to tailor our team and. well in response to sink media group which runs woke to tell us it is proud of the work it does for its clients meanwhile facebook is expanding its fake
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news crackdown to its instagram platform users will be able to flag what they deem to be suspicious posts the content can be marked fake or false and will then automatically be deleted from searches for example suppose somebody posts a false statement such as this one tagging it with a hash tag math expert if somebody flags it as false it will never appear again under that hash tag however social media privacy advocate bill mew is skeptical of the safeguard. it's when you get into pictures and primarily with video where things start to get really really difficult and at this moment in time the automated tools that they are using cannot tell the difference between a cat a dog and a terrorist at this moment in time the humming certainly would lead you on facebook platform to use an enormous number. of people who sit and do nothing but look through these videos to moderate them and try to recognize them with the now taking this sort of technique to instagram which is a lovely picture based medium and obviously the same challenges are going to face
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them and if they haven't got the resources to absolutely get on top of things on facebook you have to question whether they've also got results since the police since on as well so i think what we need to see is accuracy and authenticity. now still ahead after an 11th weekend of protests in hong kong we take a closer look at what is actually driving the demonstrations that will have the details just south of. you know world a big part of the lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past
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each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for washing clothes for watching the hawks. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race based on often scary dramatic developments only . i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. but. i. know again that the social media platform twitter
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says it has blocked a number of chinese accounts for trying to undermine the protests in hong kong we are disclosing a significant stayed back to informational pressure and focused on the situation hong kong this disclosure consists of $936.00 a cancer region 18 from within the people's republic of china over all these accounts were deliberately and specifically tempting to sow political discord in hong kong including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground. the protest movement in hong kong started backing the draft legislation. of suspects to mainland china that is since broadened the political issue to the last 11 weeks while these have frequently turned violent take ass and rubber bullets against the protest is. happened on sunday and organizers kind that up to 1700000 people turned up for it says don't call today takes
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a closer look at what is motivating the protesters. freedom fair elections democracy it's words like these you'll find throughout the western media coverage of the protests in hong kong but the reality of it is all much more complicated. it's not just politics motivating the violence racial slurs against people from mainland china can be heard throughout the crowds and seen graffitied on official buildings protesters have also been seen brandishing the infamously racist pepe the frog me an internet hate symbol and this is enough phobic violence has even spilled over to protests in other countries i. was. right. this anti china extremism comes from a concept called hong kong exceptionalism the idea that hong kong has more in
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common with the west than with china because of its british colonial past and that ideologies it here in sa are not exactly shy about their love for all things anti china 6 6. despite all the american flags and anthem singing donald trump says he had no idea why protests were being blamed on the u.s. but its cabinet might have an explanation since they've been meeting with one of the opposition's main icons jimmy lie. appreciation lies a self-made billionaire who's made a huge mark on hong kong's opposition movement he landed himself in hot water with beijing back in 2012 when his newspaper published an ad portraying pregnant chinese women as locusts and he's very open about his feelings for american values we need
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to know that america is behind us but back in our some america is showing moral authority because we are the only place in china which shows you volleys and is fighting the same battle you have with china but there's another younger and not so rich rebel leader at play here too joshua wong a fresh 22 year old face of revolution a face loved in many corridors of washington to marco rubio was so in all he nominated wong for a nobel peace prize leave it to washington to nominate a leader of violent protests for peace when it suits them agenda the u.s. is very determinately supporting these protesters every arm of the corporate media. radio television social media is is raising them and always referring to them as pro-democracy protesters where they're not at all this has nothing to do with democracy and they are determined to sabotage in every
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way that they can any normal relations between china with hong kong and it it is creating intentionally a great deal of confusion among young people who have been pulled into this against their own interests when we asked the u.s. state department and leaders of the hong kong protest movement to comment on the alleged links we highlighted there will go so far we have not received a response. meanwhile tensions between beijing and washington are also high over another part of china namely taiwan beijing is furious the trumpet ministration has approved the sale of fighter jets to the island and is warning it will take action if the deal goes ahead china has made numerous solemn representation to the u.s. on the sale of the f. 16 v. jets to taiwan the u.s. just about all the consequences triggered by the sale it's $8000000000.00 u.s. dollars it's a lot of money that's a lot of jobs and we know they're going to use this f.
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$16.00 responsibly while the deal that as is said is worth $8000000000.00 it still needs to be approved by the senate if the deal does pass it will be the 1st sale of f. 16 f. 16 s to taiwan since 1902 previous taiwanese requests for the jets were rejected by the obama administration last month the u.s. state department approves another arms deal with taiwan it includes $108.00 tanks and more than $200.00 missiles that deal is worth $2200000000.00 back then beijing also accused the u.s. of meddling saying it would cut ties with every american company involved in the deal with taiwan is officially recognized by only 18 countries but the u.s. has an officially been supporting the island's military since the 1980 s. china sees taiwan as part though of its territory china expert anneli says beijing will point the finger at washington if tensions escalate. there is some unity in
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washington to go hard on china and some of these folks who are elected they're basically elected with the same funding for the people who got people into the trumpet midst gratian and who fund the think tanks in washington and so it's all basically representing the same elite interests china sees this as an aggressive move by the u.s. to try to provoke the meant to war the chinese basically up and say that the u.s. is going to be at fault here because they're not being consistent and not honoring the promises that were made in previous administrations and so this big departure is going to be on the u.s. and that's where they want to place the blame here if there is any military escalation that happens. now a u.s. democratic lawmaker has apologized after pictures showing the markets arson ation
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of president donald trump went viral illinois state senator martin sun the bill says an entertainment firm hired for one of his fundraiser events was behind them well the pictures were posted online by the senator's supporters who were fundraising too in the photos a man is pointing a gun at someone wearing a trump mask and they provoked an angry reaction the apology from senator sanders all for the detestable pictures from his event depicts going to source nation of president trump is too little too late it's inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way if the individual pictured as a star for all volunteer they should be terminated immediately martin some duvel in illinois is further proof it is the democrats who are inciting violence i have yet to see a republican promote such violence every democrat should be asked if they support to disavow this but we discuss this story a bit further would you go to their editorial director at the reactionary times and
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he says the violent behavior has become acceptable among some parts of the left. unfortunately the rhetoric from the liberal left has continued to get more and more violent this is becoming increasingly accepted by the left in the mainstream media continues to blast this message oh we're seeing an increase in violent behavior from the left people complain about supposedly negative you know divisive rhetoric from president trump but i've never seen a president from stage a mock assassination of any of his democratic opponent what happens is it has the potential to radicalize the weak minded you know today's stage assassinations become tomorrow's assassination attempts watching our say thank you company this morning don't forget plenty of stories on our website at r.t. dot com and i will back the headlines and more stories for you to just.
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