right here on the news with rick sanchez where you know as we always like to say we do believe by golly it's time to do news again. this headline story all. week long vote changes to the russian constitution with nearly 80 percent backing the amendments also ahead. enough is enough to clear the self-proclaimed protest zone. shootings and repeated violence. a wave of protests hits hong kong as a new security law comes into force potentially dragging the u.s.
and china into a. chess race because the white pieces move 1st. broadcaster is accused. of former chess official tells us the network is exploiting the racial. beacon which in democracies there is an agenda to push for increased racial tension and the a.b.c. tried to jump. around the clock across the world this is our team from the team and myself you know me hello and welcome to the program. all votes are now coming to it following a week of polling across russian side on a raft of wide ranging amendments to the. situation the electoral commission
declared the final results just a couple of hours ago with some 78 percent voting in favor on the turnout of around 68 percent saskia taylor who is following developments for us. now this really was a vote of us the fos time people were in mosques and gloves the fos time they were using disposable pens wilson threw temperature sconce focusing on line for some so with pot about how thing now approved the amendments on the people have been given thera proof will they will come into force as soon as. signs to create as for the voting process itself while that was a situation west security footage allegedly called a woman stuffing the ballots now but counting in that area of moscow has been suspended pending an investigation otherwise the central editorial commission says that it found no irregularities but you know that commission itself did actually come on to a bit of criticism to produce take the preliminary results while searching with
still fun to weigh now what they say that they did this in the interest of transparency that the situation in the fog east which is of course several hours ahead for example mosco was already clear and that they wanted to be a reliable and constant source of information which of course they have a legal right to do so there was so many amendments on the table $147.00 in total that it's difficult to decide what it was that ultimately secured public but undoubtedly it's the package of social amendments that house particularly white appeal i'm talking about things like adjusting pensions in law and with inflation and showing that the minimum wage never ever fools below the cost of living as well as giving additional financial support to low income families these proof because they have such a tangible impact on people's day to day lives but that is not to say that this was an easy decision for anyone old that it was without control to see a few amendments proved to be particularly polarizing and one that day and
a lot of media traction was conceding the so-called zeroing out of president putin's previous tubs paving the way for him potentially if he wanted to do so run again twice as president. on top of this some of the more conservative amendments prove to be divisive such as defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman reiterating traditional family values as well as mentioning goal despite the fact that russia is officially a sect of the nation but let him the people themselves and what they have to say. the worth of how could i not vote it's our constitution with amendments we came because we agree with the amendments and that's why i came with my husband who knew . i don't like this you know the number of presidential terms it was a key before so there is increasing in my mind because an old on the scene is this is the only these people who feel. like this is moses the hope for the best all the
time and then with a new god into health care i endorse and the pension age well i guess everyone is against this so yes this 5050. it was a bit of a mixed bag in terms of reaction and people decide to show that disapproval not just at the polls but also protests peaceful ones but it in the capital and also in the us and petersburg but true to 20 or 20 fold it was safety fust time he was not . on it and ultimately so many who put a tick in the yes box with dogs but the rush of 9293 when this current constitution was born was full of political and economic instability it was still finding its feet after the collapse of the soviet union and that russia is not the same as the russia of 2020 that almost entirely different countries so i think this is yes to
the changes was born from a desire for the country's top document to move with the times to set russia on a new course and shape its future as envisaged by russians now today a knock out some visits by russians always thought to years ago. just picking up much talked about amendments he was going through the reset of the current presidential terms it means vladimir putin could potentially run for another 12 years after his current term ends issue that's been bothering western media so much more than any other of the proposed changes. he's the longest serving russian leader since the dictatorial days of stalin and should he decide to run again it's looking like for the 16 years you know for much of us many of us observing this from around the world that's what the russians are voting on today do they want putin basically forever or do they want something different there is this feeling that it doesn't make any difference your vote counts for nothing there's nothing that can do if you wouldn't like to see him stay on in power some observers tell 'd
that you can just see from the results from the central action committee where people went for the right to vote for him terribly that turnout was about 30 percent and where people were made to go to the to cast their ballots and that turnout was about 70 percent that's just not normal. let's welcome martin somers an independent journalist on to the program for his take martin good to see you just little general one for your thoughts on the photo turned out. well i think we see you just sort of the series of western commentators and the west picks up on the extended terms for putin but the way i see it it looks like a democratic vote nearly 30 percent of people voted against i mean that would be regarded as a democratic contest in any western country and of course the communist party your knowledge to get zeig are not. called for a little
a bill to gauge the constitution but of course it's actually it's an attempt to stabilize the russian state going forward and one of the things hasn't been picked up on is the other the idea that the prime minister is going to be selected now by the duma rather than by the presidential office and the balance of power between the duma and the president is going to be the nuance and seek work and you've seen similar things like this going on similar the debate going on in france and you know you've got to remember that russia is a new democracy. the was an attempted coup in france in 158 by the army under the sun to go came to power in the 5th republic was created which is still in place today but i think the other were very important point of course is that the social state the linking in the constitution all things like pensions and minimum wages that's that's a pretty clear signal to the the less fortunate in russia martin let's just get
into what he said at the outset a lot of attention abroad has been drawn to the so-called zeroing of presidential terms not stability not having a leader as a lame duck president so that other leaders know who they're going to be dealing with on the don't wait out his term note those were some of the views here but mainstream media brought it seemingly has it as an overwhelmingly negative no room for nuance at all it seems. well i mean you know there's a very hot geopolitical situation in the world today and that's probably another reason why you've got. 9 stream russian voters sticking with the devil they know a role when jumping into insua you know an unknown future i don't think to mine on the putin intends to stay on any longer than is necessary but i think what he's already said is we don't do something like this we're going to have instability inside the country where it's not clear who's going to take over and of course by
giving more powers to the duma he's allowing a new generation to come forward and astonished themselves us potential leaders and i think that the you know the most people in the west misunderstand president putin they don't realize that he's a very successful politician because he talks to lots of different factions and groups he's not just somebody who gives orders and of course that's not picks up in the west it's all a lot of their issues on their cage of amendments and the russian public they're going to want them sooner rather than later they. voted for them like all countries russia's trying to repair the economic damage caused by the pandemic do you think some of these changes that you've seen will well help or will that be more difficult to enact coming out as a new system as it were well i mean the whole world is staring into the abyss in the in the room in that you know the interlinks financial services sector around that around the globe in my opinion is very fragile and of course russia has to
earn the fallout from that as anywhere else but of course the russia has come a long way since the 1990 s. when oil used to be regular business and of course you know back in the those days a super free market policy was being pursued which was definitely not in the interest of all people and i think what you've got here if you look at it in western is a moderate center right regime attempting to build a wider democratic culture not dissimilar to de golyer no 158 martin as always thanks for your time martin summers independent journalist live on the program. and moving on to another headline story today police have cleared out the self declared autonomy protest zone in seattle activists occupy the area which became better known as chop after police moved out of their precinct building that campaigners had said they hope to create
a peaceful polies free utopia but the peace didn't last too long in the 3 weeks of protests there's old saw 4 shootings 2 of them fatal there have also been reports of assaults burglaries around the protesters some armed to where warned they could face arrest if they didn't leave over 30 have been detained seattle police released a video of some. oh my god. well at 1st they wanted to leave the activists to they take over but she was later forced to take action how long do you think seattle in those few blocks looks like this. i don't know how we could have the summer globes the deteriorating conditions and repeated gun violence required us to immediately address public safety concerns it
was clear that many individuals would not leave and public safety could not be improved until they did leave you know larry summers in the mountain and spend summers the station came after protesters marched on her home demanding police funding be slashed and the fact that police be responded all together some new. yorkers the local activists watched the police move protesters old 1st here's his report. outside of the pine street entrance of the shop right now where a bunch of police have set up a barricade and the protesters are now beginning to gather not just. got there. blocking the street trying to cause a little bit more awareness and the officers took that as an opportunity to complete enforce their version of law no no no no nothing that you know was done by the police came and chopped and ousted the remaining people who were
staying there there's been a brown 32 a rests been sprayed people pepper spray them in their addresses from your perspective what exactly happened basically i was that our. car and. it all started when bang bang bang screams and. there were a couple individuals who were speaking loudly resumé go for us would you the crowd energized to actually bringing people in off the streets and the cops in a little bike brigade actually charging targeted those people arresting them individually and throwing them into the back of cop cars far end of chop. not too long ago there were a bunch of tents in these areas there were people hanging out just living. in 5 hours. everyone has been evacuated you know like you had a right. to do what i tell. my matches.
girl friend you know i don't think anybody in seattle did not see this coming ever since this string of 4 to 5 shootings that have. recently found out that the last shooting was 14 of the 16 year old kid who were killed so charles is actually relatively empty and relatively quiet past couple days but i think that it was. the cops decided that it was time to put an end to it there's a lot of the moralization right now especially in the crowd of protesters because i think a lot of people are taking this bit of a lot because baby we're. told. this entire idea. seems to have not only old but come to an end. on where to stay home kong mark 23 years since control of the
territory was handed from britain to china but the day itself was marred by violence against the own set of a new security law 'd passed by beijing amid some of the uglier scenes disturbing video emerged of a riot officer being stabbed in the arm by a protester. the officer was apparently trying to subdue a riot sir before being restrained by a protester and then stopped by another suspect was arrested earlier this morning on 300 were detained and weapons the protests erupted into russia's 9 arrests were made for violating the new law while the law blind just china and hong kong to establish 2 national security bodies both of which would be accountable to beijing for it types of crimes are listed as session to me. subversion terrorism and collusion with external forces which risk national security penalties are harsh up
to life in prison the law has been condemned by u.s. officials who have been taking swift action just before it was passed washington on kong special trade status would be revoked on the house of representatives approved sanctioning banks which cooperate with the officials who implemented the hong kong security the beijing says it's an intervention into its internal affairs china has made its own country moves ordering for american use seidlitz to detail their activities to the u.s. we're going to chinese media firms to do this on. the law is a brutal sweeping crackdown against the people of hong kong intended to just roy the freedoms they were promised free hong kong was one of the world's most stable prosperous and dynamic cities now now we've just another communist run city were its people we subject to the party elites whims we will continue to implement president trumps directive to end hong kong's special status. issue concerning the
national security law it is not a human rights issue at all and it should not be politicized or few external forces using the excuse of human rights which are interfering in china's internal affairs only if you see activities some youngsters going out to the streets if you do not violate the law you would not be prosecuted i think the one country 2 systems has rather been damaged by the riots in recent years now the chinese is trying to fix that the situation in hong kong i think is many plaited and overly expectorated so that the us can have it but to times in the negotiation with china but i think for economic interests i think china will still be very open to work with the u.s. to make to apply. a hugely popular pro trump online forum is being done by read it states fall and fall of hate speech rules later we look at how the social
20 minutes into the hour welcome chess may be a game of strategy skill and patience but forest really is not a broadcaster it's another pawn in the global racism debate the a.b.c. plan to ask radio audiences is chance racist because white pieces in the 1st it did not go down well with a former astray in chess federation representative who was asked to take part in the debate john adams refused and took to twitter to refute the a.b.c. saying the taxpayer funded national broadcaster is raising are irrelevant topics
during a pandemic as well his anger it was encoded by world class players like russian grandmaster on a totally off. the period of total insanity has become what does it have in common with the centuries old game. of john adams whose tweets propelled the raw into the open seas the order of who goes 1st has nothing to do it race called up at the a.b.c. for inflaming racial tensions. i was on the phone call the a.b.c. wanted to have a discussion about whether they should change the rule because of the carl rochelle context i think it's a big scandal the fact that what goes 1st has nothing to do with race. it all comes down to a convention established in the late eighty's i think in western democracies there is an agenda to push for increased racial tension and the a.b.c. tried to jump on the bandwagon by including chance the fact that the a.b.c.
decided to pick chess as a topic i think is fully exposed what their agenda is and we don't need more tension would only to divide people i think it's dangerous if we allow games that have nothing to do with race to the full size well in response the a.b.c. sais that same has been misunderstood the radio host whose show planned to hold the scotian insists they were not looking for people to say chess is racist instead james valentine sais they were looking to create quote fresh conversation about our world. social networking sites are under intense all run scrutiny right now over the issue of hate speech that discussion website read it is the latest to make a move its bonds a large pro trump forum saying it's a violated the rules rock garcia has been taking a look at whether the x. is falling because of public offense or political pressure. it's
a sad state of affairs isn't it what's happening to the internet to the discussion increasingly no one month stay here an opinion that isn't theirs or that they don't agree with even recognize it specially the education but that is reddit which is just bad the internet's largest community of donald trump supporters is a place for community and belonging not through attacking people who don't hold has been in violation of one could direct reddit cvs to take a look at the hundreds of ads he trump groups a tidal wave of bile but what's the point it isn't hate if they agree with it which is what users are now saying these ban wave that included the donald targeted mostly conservative voices read it's been a bunch of mostly irrelevant sub thread it is just a cover to ban the donald which was the largest cro-magnon community on the
internet reddit just banned 2000 separate it's almost exclusively right leaning channels censorship is very real i don't support trump but censorship hate speech is subjective you know what that's ok right it isn't public property it's a private enterprise they can do whatever they want bad whoever they want at the same time radical left sub right it's where people can organize harassment and attacks and pump out vile hate those communities thrive the way conservatives see it what reddit and other tech companies are doing isn't about protecting minorities it's about using minorities as an excuse to shut up trump and his predominantly white american supporters you can't make this monstrous. prejudice up big tech is well out of control twitter and other social media
platforms targeting their bias against president trump and conservatives on line big tax is out of control filled with hubris and flagrantly silencing those with whom they disagree from conservative media organizations to the president of the united states senator cruz by the way along with millions of conservatives of looking to paula a website that dubs itself as an unbiased alternative to leftist run bread it's an twit isn't facebook's and so on trump officials are ditching twitter for a new social media platform which is called pala so paul i'm a big waves claiming to attract $2000000.00 freedom and free speech loving uses in just over 2 weeks what you think happened next that the right wing platform embrace leftist views and opinions or immediately start banning them exactly like left wing
platforms that are battling conservatives. ringback the donald on reddit was a cesspit of barely concealed prejudice that's what i've always see that that is but so is so many radical left soubrette it slike adze fascists of read it the way i see it the right in the left they deserve each other 2 sides of the same court both can't stand hearing opposing views both konstanz a chronology that there are opposing views and big day where it should moderate and help it capitalizes and moan. di's isn't people's prejudice and division is a safe space they say apparently
a little universe where you can mingle only with people like you and be served ads tailored to you and your browsing history and after years and years of this how can people find it surprising that the right in the left simply hate each other. it's has rubbish this across the u.s. but opioids don't tend to generate the headlines the likes of her win and cocaine to next week chronicle those out fighting to break free from its clutches it is a tough watch and it's next. thousands of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military and
the decision little sheltered lives every thing came to a complete. the day that i was raped. you know told to shut up kill me and i see how it destroyed my life many screamed at me and he made me come in and you graham my arm and he write me with his birth thinking if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military rape is a very very traumatizing tat happen but i've never seen trauma like i've seen from women who are veterans who have suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished and be offended and almost 10 year career which i was very invested in and i gave a sex offender who was not even going to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of tower and violence male sexual predators for the large part of target whoever is there to prey upon whether that's
a man or woman. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race is often very dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. all these people dress that way and there's a lot more of this wall so people who have lost their lives early to addition yeah this is from akron we're just not going to treat our way out of this epidemic and the only way we're going to eradicate it is through education and prevention
and stop the kids from using because we have seen people go through programs 10 to 12 different times and go to treatment and just never get it and end up dying tog masseur is a former drug addict who now heads a private rehab center in akron ohio all the guys been working on this themselves so the one guy up here he was a house monitor at new destiny treatment center and they found him literally dead like this ending up dead a guy appearing his girlfriend they were found in their apartment that they'd just gotten. cold and they were dead for life 3 days holding each other.