i. emerged as the big u.s. intelligence community quietly dropped its rule that whistleblowers must possess 1st towns knowledge paving the way for the trump ukraine revelations which have triggered an impeachment inquiry. americas down to defamation league recognizes the ok hand gesture as a hate symbol after its widespread adoption by white supremacists. problem is that the symbol has become an actual code to say hey we are part of this group you are not a racist have to eat food you have to drink water you have to breathe so what point do we label as racist. cinemas in canada council screenings of
a documentary about a famous psychologist with views that challenge political correctness we speak to the filmmakers. you have all of the people that are talking about and it's this kind of like a. culture war believing the all right or you know motivating him or that he is really dangerous ideas that. a very well well continue this monday morning you're watching r t international with me to our great to have you with us. u.s. president donald trump is demanding to meet the anonymous official who blew the whistle on his phone calls with his ukrainian counterparts the scandal surrounding the conversations led to the launch of an impeachment inquiry last week of a possible collusion with a foreign power trump claims the whistleblower. account of what was said was
totally inaccurate meanwhile the polls have emerged suggesting the u.s. intelligence community changed the official whistleblower complaint for some time before the ukraine called scandal broke the requirements that whistleblowers have 1st hand knowledge was apparently axed artie's were gansey have looks at this sudden change of standards and its possible ramifications most of us we reveal whistleblowers the men and women who put their careers their very lives on the line are the principle look the other way they speak up when they see corruption abuse and then justice. you know why we revere them so as we trust them a whistleblower any individual who provides the right information to the right people that's now changed you no longer need to be a witness to be a whistleblower no longer need to have documents or evidence all you need is to
have heard someone talk about wrongdoing that's all it was a matter if it was false or made up just far less than hey presto you are a whistleblower like the individual who spawned the trump ukraine scandal he was told the trump said something questionable by anonymous officials told them wrong it seems at least some of it was already proved false the president pressured mrs umansky with a specific request that the ukrainian leader locate and turn over service used by the democratic national committee and examined by the u.s. cyber security firm strike. i would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot in ukraine knows a lot about it and would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with ukraine they say crowd strike the server they say ukraine has it whatever you can do it's very important that you do it if that's possible whistle
blew is now essentially a 5050 anonymous source you get on c.n.n. for example fun to listen to but as practice shows as taken with a dose of salt source tells n.b.c. news anonymous sources you're basing all these allegations of one or maybe 2 sources which c.n.n. isis not receiving any reports it's washington post new york times wall street journal c.n.n. a.b.c. elihu resources all because they're hiding behind this in anonymity commonality we're seeing this do you want me to you're just going to attack sources all of us who have been involved in national security and have reported on waste fraud abuse in illegality if it wasn't lower because the. this whistleblower in particular fits the mainstream media's narrative of donald trump committing crimes he was automatically called it was a lower he was automatically assumed to have the national interest at heart and i'm not not really sure that that's the case the think it all but crucified snowden and
manning for exposing global surveillance on all of us and war crimes that we'd never have known about but here you have a biased complaint riddled with a natural sees submitted by an individual who saw nothing but passed on what he was told the clear political spin to it and he's applauded cheered and praised. ladies and gentlemen what is the noble name of whistle blower. and is just as phony and i use the word phony it's just as contrived is just as fabricated as the whole. charge is a good strong we know and we have proven there's nothing behind those no evidence no 1st hand the riff is 2nd hand evidence and now we have ukraine. really very
early on shown for what it is a political ploy to get president trump. the last us president who faced the prospect of impeachment proceedings was bill clinton and he was the democrats who are now demanding that trump be impeached singing a very different. constitution was never intended to be used. to our political enemy. were but never found a truth for you. given to the house of representatives and the house alone who began an official investigation. as dictated by the council we are here today because the republicans in the house are paralyzed with hatred i rise to want to oppose these unfair motions which call for the removal of the president the united
states from office. i'm announcing the house of representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry the president must be held accountable no one is a bum for the american people don't think that they have made a mistake by electing to go clinton and we congress had better be very careful before we upset their decision. we have a president who's violated his oath of office. mr congress's job to shoot a fraction. tropicana. you don't even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job impeachment is about cleansing the. m.p.g. is about restoring honor and integrity to the office. my point of view to each person over a phone call like this would be for
a show of confidence credibility and of integrity present as a gauge of the 1st a pattern and practice of the structure of justice. the allegations are great the investigation is legitimate. top class democrats are going to go through their impeachment it should be only 3 years. be ok herman gesture has been recognized as a hate symbol alongside the swastika america's onto defamation league based its decision on the signs adoption by white supremacists even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old they regularly create new symbols memes and slogans to express their hateful sentiments we believe law enforcement and the public needs to be fully informed about the meaning of these images which
can serve as a 1st warning sign to the presence of haters in the community or school. ok symbols white power meaning was initially part of an online prank exposed but apparently supremacists liked what they saw and started using it that way in earnest among them the christ church terrorist during a court appearance the a.d.l. says cases like that warrant its inclusion on the list of hate symbols i think though that context is always important last year a former white house staffer was accused of making the white power sign but her defenders pointed out she's mexican american under descendant of holocaust survivors our guests debated the issues raised. i think it's pretty ridiculous to label a thing like a bull or the ok symbol as a symbol of white supremacy i feel like races do do certain things but i mean at a certain point they do everything or people do mean races have to eat food they have to drink water they have to breathe air so at what point do we label eating
food as racist drinking water as received in breathing air is received it's just really can of started his particular point sounds a little some of these things that have been in his ear things were a very long time with or a soused hateful subversive groups the problem is that the symbol has become an actual code to say hey we are part of this group you are not and you know the main part of it is like. well it's a far it's far right movement supporting you know again far right ideologies that are very well known in this country to be you know florist and but my point is you know is vastly out for instance and it was an indian sacred religious symbol 50500 years b.c. and you know. people in germany took it put it on a red flag and now it was a symbol it was an inverted this mass ago and that became the symbol of nazism and
ok but the ok sign is nat day all right ok so you can find it right now on your phone via. device i phone you can find it ok so right now when you search for the new moji there is the equivalent to ok ok it is being used ok for very loans and it wasn't a couple years ago where it was some kind of troll thing happening on the internet that it became so on those because the mainstream media picked it up and i think the whole purpose of the trolling campaign was to trick the mainstream media into doing it and of course now we hear what the a.d.l. is looking for here is not to label every single thing that we do say or or. or you know we communicate what they are to specifically doing is trying to inform you know people that there are certain symbols that seem innocuous but that are currently being used. as actually insight to violence and crime and you know
fundamentalists political ideas that put this democracy in jeopardy but we're talking about a symbol that started it as something that was not necessarily what it is today the problem is that somewhere along the line that symbol that's cited as it trolling can ban as a bait became an actual you know sign no with a longing for no it. it's not it's really not what somebody told me how do you know hasn't this still is not some kind of hate symbol like i see it the blood game uses day i'm sure to have been plenty of actual killings they happen every single day and they've been going on for a very loans ounces and 1970 s. when they came out but for some reason that's not been seen as a symbol you can have it right now in your phone as an emoji for the ok symbol in smartphones and all of it have come around long after the street gangs have originated so i've usually we did think about this thing that exists in
a certain context in new form of a symbol in general which is labeled as a symbol but now a lot was saying because the nature of media is going to hold because of the trolling campaign now we want to say is a symbol is ridiculous it is not a symbol it is a n.s.a. thing if people want to use it for whatever they want to use it for ok but to compare it to nazi flag is absurd ok millions do. you like. versus the ok so i think i was not a hate symbol until it was. an indian use a day early his whole can ensure that although it's not. a controversial canadian psychologist with anti political correctness this is in the spotlight again that's all that's going to have a documentary about him were pulled from several cinemas that. but you said your peers in your piece are going to be usually canadian psychology professor is somebody people love or love to hate so you're. still are you
about. i watched the professor as political correctness video and i was just so disappointed and. jordan peterson is a clinical psychologist and a university professor has risen to fame over recent years via public interest and debate over his ideas peterson challenges political correctness with anti mainstream views on masculinity and famine is that as well as gender ethnicity and identity politics or peterson has lot of fans and also attracts plenty of criticism earlier this year cambridge university recalled an invitation that sent him to speak there are concerns his views violated quote inclusive and environment and in new zealand his book was pulled from shelves after a shooting at a mosque in christchurch ati's maria for national been speaking to the filmmakers behind this latest documentary movie as far as i understand is about jordan and the journey to where he's now and through his ideas what is about it at the
wrong to see it scrapping earlier agreed plans to show it. well they had agreed to a week long run of the film but there were some staff complaints and that put them in a difficult position so they decided to cancel those plans and of course you know there are some things that people really disagree with in terms of what jordan peterson has said so people disagree with the idea of giving him a platform although making a film about him i don't think is the same thing and they were all sorts of reasons we were getting in the instance of the cancellation of the staff complaints as far as we know they hadn't seen the film the people that had agreed to show the film initially they had seen it it really is a shame that that happens our film is and isn't like a complete celebration of everything about jordan i mean there are parts of parts of it that are critical it's not a fluff piece and there are the voices of the people that have disagreed with him
in public that are in the film so we also hold space for those voices in the film so you have all of the people that are talking about him and it's this kind of like a left and right culture war you know you have people on the right that kind of see him as in the side but also see him as kind of like a political tool to kind of top of their or their agenda and then you have people on the left like anti for and activists of that nature and they they think he's the devil and they want to bring him down and they want to destroy its reputation what people usually do is that they listen to journalists that they're used to and those journalists usually only read other journals that think just like them so it is weird little in this specific context is that it's a liberal bubble where they've kept they tell each other the same stories and it gets they gets compounded and compounded when it gets pretty different from reality as far as i understand jordan peterson himself was not too much into ferreting to
your words very open and he respected the process he you know was never really you know trying to. interfere with that in your own way what was that story that these journalists that you mentioned kept saying like presenting during peterson as someone dangerous to something well you know their ideas that he's. leading the all right or you know motivating in cells or that he has really dangerous ideas that he's the custodian of the peach here he is the new york times article that stated so it closes people's minds to a nuanced film about him which is what our film is and it's a film that as as much as mentioned is for friends but also for people who aren't fans is really something in it for everyone to believe paint a complex picture of what we've witnessed throughout these 3 and a half years. we've approached one of the theaters the coltan cinema and toronto
about the decision to cancel the screening of the film we have yet to receive a response. under-estimate home kong is showing no signs of winding down with more violent clashes over the weekend and questions are being raised over the close ties of the quarter is a review west we have that story and plenty more coming up after this very short. what politicians do you shouldn't. be put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be present. to some want to be rich. but you'd like to be closer this is what before 3 of them or can't be good get. interested in the waters of. this should.
seem wrong why don't we all just don't all. get to shape out just to become educated and in detroit equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. violent protests on the streets of hong kong become a somewhat familiar sight as pro-democracy demonstrations continue for
a 17th straight week that on sunday was no exception 2. meanwhile protesters have also gathered outside the chinese embassy in washington d.c. to show support for hong kong and some of those behind the rock they are part of a pro democracy group with previous ties to a foundation directly funded by congress but they stakes this demonstration is not sponsored by any u.s. government money our correspondent rachel blevins has details. this protest has been branded with the slogan stop china nazi and images that were shared online per
motoring it showed the stars on the chinese flag being rearranged to create a swastika now one of the groups behind protests is a citizen power initiatives for china group a d.c. based non-government organization that brand the self as a pro-democracy grassroots movement that strives to influence policies in beijing the group has had ties in the past to the national endowment for democracy foundation and here in the united states that is sponsored by the u.s. government and aims at promoting democracy abroad now that. the nation has been around since the 1980 s. and its own president said that the goal is to influence democratic movements without direct funding from the cia however the citizen power initiatives for china group has denied that rally is monitored with money that came from the us government now this demonstration comes ahead of the 70th anniversary of the people's republic of china and the activists who are gathered here say that they want to show support for the people in hong kong for striving to gain independence
from the chinese government the united states can do something we can pass the hong kong human rights and democracy act which would cause the u.s. government to prove you hong kong autonomy annually united states already has been doing a lot to support i think. international community supports the hong kong testers because they have been you know protesting peacefully against the regime against the chinese government that the congress should start. to initiate a bill to support hong kong like just like you're going to you know there's this report i want to see mamma reporting in washington rachel blog and are seeing. activists of the washington rally claim they back a nonviolent struggle but some of the recent demonstrations in hong kong have been quite the opposite the protesters frequently throwing rocks and molotov cocktails
and causing significant damage to buildings police have responded with tear gas that was a common love of bullets hong kong is a special administrative region of the people's republic of china demonstrations originally began over a proposed extradition bill and of broaden to a wider protest against mainland communist party rule from beijing. the russian army's main military base in syria says is down 58 drones and intercepted 27 missiles this year the attacks were launched by jihad ists in the region the base has just received a major upgrade off to 4 years of serving as a launch pad for anti-terrorist operations ramon calls reports. russia nicknaming air base has been in operation for more than 4 years and today it's a state of the art facility with the brand new infrastructure and this is just one of the latest additions these hangars they protect the airplanes and not just from
the you know weather from laredo from the sun they also protect them from the drones that's from time to time to attack their russian air base here. i mean base in syria uses a 3 tier defense system if an attack to explain a song a low altitude than a weapon cold pants or s one is a use that said dual action rapid firing and can in this system along with missiles from midrange strikes the russians use as surface to air missile complex called for am to both of these have been used since 1900 as the russian base was at saks 27 times in the worst case scenario in case of a serious threat the base is ready to use the s 400 missile system which was recently sold to search for its own defense needs however the russian army believes that the terrorists are not capable all 5 presenting such force against they may
mean base in syria. the port of tarsus into syria has been used by russian ships since the soviet symes since in 1088 of course a lot has happened since then and now it's been completely a renovated and now it's hosting russian minutes or ships that are helping in the war effort against terrorists here in syria for right now there are several russian ships here including submarines as well and right now we're witnessing one of those the ships going on the mission to the mediterranean. to support the troops here in syria and they will perform a several missions and then get back to this board its artists once again so here they are going on the mission. will have to pay your thoughts on all of our
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and then it is someone who did the board. hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle from calls for trump's impeachment to the saga known as briggs and. appear to be terrified of democracy and the people's will also should we lament the passing of the new liberal order.
cross talking some real news i'm joined by my guest robert bridge he is a r t website writer we also have dimitri he is a political analyst and editor at innocently internet media project and in london we cross to marcus papadopoulos he is the editor of politics 1st magazine original in cross talk rules in effect that means he can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate as usual go to our guest in london marcus i'm glad you're joining us today look i mentioned in my introduction the impeachment proceedings that are starting against trump and talking about brags that but there's one theme that kind of ties them together and it is my sense they do these political elites across the atlantic and in the u.k. they really want the status quo to be maintained they don't want to lose power and they are terrified terrified of the people's will they want to undo a referendum in the u.k. and they want to oust a legitimately elected president of the united states by extremely dubious means as