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the n.s.a.'s mass collecting of phone calls and emails will continue as the u.s. congress narrowly rejects legislation aimed at curbing the government spying activities. whistleblower edward snowden could make russia his home but still lacks the paperwork to walk out of the moscow airport transit zone where he's still waiting for a decision on his asylum application. and the jailing of former russian oligarch. for fraud and money laundering was not political that's according to the european court of human rights which also found no violation of his right to a fair trial.
for the world's top headlines this is r.t. with me rule reese who show you a very warm welcome to you. america's national security agency is free to carry on spying at home and abroad the u.s. house of representatives blocked an amendment aimed at curbing the n.s.a.'s activities however the narrow defeat by just twelve votes to suggest deep divisions remain early and my colleague bill dog discussed this with peter he's the owner of an internet service provider which has been shielding his clients data for years. i think that the only solution for keeping the n.s.a. from spying on people on the internet is people using encryption and then having service providers that are willing to stand up and stand against broad surveillance and wholesale monitoring now what about this amendment is it more about party politics and trying to embarrass obama than generally really trying to protect people's interests. well i. hope that
something good is coming out of washington but you know i'm certainly there's there's a lot of that going on and i want to put it past the republican party for trying to do that but you know there are many in congress who are calling edward snowden a traitor and a criminal when in fact i think it's the people in the n.s.a. who are the criminals who are not following the constitution and have perjured themselves in front of congress these are these are people we cannot trust and it's a time that we thought that them or shut them down the whole self surveillance the doing of americans as part of my america i would like to see it stopped. well that would snowden who revealed to the world what the n.s.a. is up to is still waiting for paperwork allowing him to leave his limbo at a moscow airport transit zone if there was a blow received it today as some expect he'll be greeted by the glare of the world's media who've been waiting for him to come out since he arrived over a month ago now snowden has applied for temporary asylum right here in russia and
is apparently willing to settle here. france has the latest now from just outside moscow's a show to make up. there are so many journalists here with their eyes and their camera lenses trained very heavily on any of the doors on the first floor that he may exit out of that being said you never know this is definitely a sort of catch me if you can situation if you will now his adviser here in russia anatoly did say the paperwork that he needs that would allow him to officially exits the airport and enter russia is is still not here we were waiting for a long time yesterday hoping that it would arrive it was not forthcoming now it's important to clarify what this document means now it's a formal notice essentially that federal migration services is considering his bid and it is officially in process what that gives edward snowden is close to three months to move about freely in the country until he gets that document in his hands
he cannot leave on them it's now after that three months that's when the final decision from federal migration services will come through if it is a favorable decision on edward snowden's behalf he plans to settle here pursue work if not he also plans to appeal that decision that shows just how serious he is about actually settling here now everyone expected to snowden would use russia as as a transit point to another country but just a little while after he landed here from hong kong when he didn't appear on a flight to cuba. people people looked at that very suspiciously wondering what was up well there was a lot of fear that any plane he boarded would that be grounded by the u.s. government in an attempt to catch him this is a cat and mouse game with the media at this point we don't know if he will if he if he does get that documentation if it will be made obvious to us and if you will then come out and maybe give us a couple of comments or even a press conference he could also sneak out a side door and hop on that train into downtown moscow so you can bet today
tomorrow and over the weekend and even next week the journalists here are waiting with bated breath to see if edward snowden does emerge from this airport with documents in hand. in the meantime washington has warned russia against letting snowden out of the airport reiterating demands for his extradition but moscow dismissed that saying the u.s. routinely ignores russia's calls for the extradition of individuals wanted on charges as serious as terrorism now if sent home snowden could be tried for espionage for revealing the scope and details of america's surveillance program and as a he's guy nature can explains obama's war on whistleblowers leads very little doubt as to what would happen to edward snowden. by relentlessly going after whistleblowers here we picked some of the most notable ones the us government is sending a message this is what's going to happen to you if you speak out even if you think you're doing it for the public good even if the public things you did the right thing in edward snowden's case fifty five percent of americans consider him
a whistleblower not a traitor and yet even as many americans are thinking to snowden for greater awareness about the government's blatant snooping on millions of absolutely innocent people snowden still had to flee the country so was not to share the fate of his fellow whistleblowers had he stayed he would have been in jail facing life in prison or maybe even the death penalty the example of bradley manning is right there the twenty five year old u.s. army private bradley manning has been in custody for three years now and is facing more than one hundred fifty years in jail many leaked documents and videos that exposed war crimes committed by the u.s. the military judge has recently ruled that manning still has to face the most serious charge the charge of aiding the enemy despite many claims that he's sole intent was to make the public more aware of the cost of war the human cost and other whistleblower former cia analyst john king also thought he was doing the right thing when he spoke about the cia's torture practices and became the first
government official who confirmed waterboarding at one time to get out who was the head of the cia's counterterrorism operations in pakistan father of five kids out who is now in jail serving his two and a half years sentence former n.s.a. employees william binney and thomas drake were very close to jail time after they separately blew the whistle on the government's massive surveillance program which they saw as ineffective an illegal they were both indicted under the espionage act needless to say their careers were destroyed edward snowden's revelations of only confirmed would be drake had been saying for years but possibly unlike binney and drake snowden has also made public indisputable proof of the existence of the programs i had the chance to interview three of these men john kiriakou william binney and thomas drake they talked to me about what it's like being targeted by the u.s. government take a listen if you're in itself is control. and what people will do when they're fearful as they were be will begin to censor themselves so much of what's happening
now particular my case it sent extraordinarily chilling message that anybody and i was a senior executive the government had a very high position and say it sends that extraordinarily chilling message that if you speak out if you speak up we're going to hammer you and we're going to hammer you hard because look what we did to mr drake i never believed i would be going to prison under a president obama never. that's been i think my biggest disappointment the classified documents that daniel ellsberg leaked four decades ago revealed that the u.s. government had lied about the vietnam war and those revelations contributed to the erosion of public support for the war daniel ellsberg was the first whistleblower who was charged under the espionage act the government went after him with only had wiretapped him without a court warrant broke into his therapist's office trying to find something to
discredit him with the judge dismissed all charges against ellsberg due to the gross government misconduct and illegal evidence gathering today daniel ellsberg stands in support of all these whistleblowers arguing had he been charged today he would have most probably gone to jail in washington i'm going to shake up. now while the n.s.a. has secured its right to monitor a cell phone and internet activities by the million thanks to a congressional vote the agency claims that chris sources to sift through the emails of its own employees and you go to a website right now you can find out simple freedom of information act request led to a baffling discovery that the n.s.a. is unable to track its own internal communications that story and many more on the web site right now.
live from moscow it's auty with me rory sushi they've got no official status but leaders for syria's national coalition of still traveling to new york for an informal meeting with the u.n. security council a rebel representatives are also expected to meet the u.s. secretary of state reportedly to talk all about the shipments of weapons of president obama's plans to send to the forces fighting president assad were condemned by lawmakers in the u.s. senator rand paul claims the white house is playing a dangerous game of double standards for syria as we continue to aid in armed despotic regimes in egypt we're also about to send weapons to islamic rebels in syria. this is problematic on multiple levels the assad regime is no
friend of freedom or the united states but this does not mean that the enemy of our enemy is our friend there are currently seventeen different rebel groups in syria including the largest group al nusra al nusra fighters or radical anti-american geodes and they're affiliated with al-qaeda but your politicians in washington are eager to send weapons they promised oh these weapons won't get into the hands of the enemy i don't believe it does anyone believe that how can we ask our brave young men and women to fight against al qaeda in some countries and with al qaeda in other countries. we are keeping a very close eye on the situation in syria as well as out of the international reaction as well and you can log on to our website auty thought to call me if you want more including the most recent updates pictures and witness accounts.
i do we are coming back here and i'll see off to a very short break more of the world's top headlines in just a second clue to how the u.k. is launching an ad campaign to persuade illegal immigrants to text the oath or to use for advice on how to become legal or how to go home. my last set of questions about the president of this country lied to me and putin and i know that you personally called him a dictator why do you find so disagreeable about him we're going to follow you him till the moment one wit when he will give up and leave his place we're going to follow him we're going to be kissed his nights nights nights nights mere. choose your language. we could with. some of.
the fumes get consensus to. choose the opinions that have been great to. choose the stories that impact your life choose access to. but for moscow it's r.t. and the european court of human rights has ruled that the conviction of russia's formal oil tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky was not politically motivated. was once russia's richest man and seen as putin's adversary in the west is now serving
a jail term for money laundering and embezzle money well it has been a question about our joins us live here with details good to see you do you know what more can you tell us about this is this decision by the european court of human rights exactly the european court alsa human rights has ruled that the prosecution off the health of our and here is business partner plopped on a bridge if it was not politically monts of its moral virtue the court in strasbourg has not acknowledged any violations of the european convention on human rights in particular their rights to a fair trial but still the court can always that some all for their rights have been violated is exactly the right property in order to pay high have a cost be a compensation out to ten thousand euros now if you compare that sum of money to what was the you could show holders what worthy you caserio holders exactly asking and there were asking roughly for eighty or one hundred billion u.s.
dollars now that some of money really sounds like a symbolic gesture but still this is hot across the south and southeast and to european court off human rights and the previous one also found no political motives behind the prosecution now he was arrested back in two thousand and three on. on the charges of tax fraud and convicted two years later while still serving for sounds of this you was again trial and found guilty on embezzlement and money laundering back in two thousand and nine now because he is scheduled to be released next year. two thousand and fourteen all right he's been a question of life in front of the kremlin thank you well a two point five billion euro bailout charge for greece has been held back until the country delivers on the last condition demanded by creditors now that basically
involves transferring and possibly sucking thousands of public sector workers it's not the first time athens has agreed to make cuts even as unemployment increases dramatically let's have a glimpse right here greece entered the world financial crisis in two thousand and eight with less than ten percent of the country's labor force out of work today though more than a quarter of the population are left without jobs with no apparent chance of even getting one and the latest figures from the finance ministry show that another twenty three percent doesn't even own enough to stay above the poverty line and people are looking elsewhere at the university of for so long to keep estimates that one hundred twenty thousand people with science degrees have left since twenty ten but it's at least ten percent of the total go to person off reports now on the ongoing state of greece's brain drain. fortis has a master's degree in engineering management he got in the u.s. and hoped it would help him find a job in greece but for months now this
a logistics mastermind hasn't been able to find a use for his skills he says business is are simply afraid of hiring new staff because there is all these unstability they don't know what will happen in the two or three months later so there is zero investment going on in the market highly educated people unable to find work are becoming as common pleas here as strategies in a greek salad officially two out of three grads in greece or now unemployed it's not only about graduates most of all can find a decent job even of a master's degree have also decided to stay in science often in front of us while leading to an academic deadlock that so far even the brightest minds haven't been able to crack because of the latest star city measures by greece's creditors the so-called troika around seven hundred fifty scholars all ph d. holders elected to serve as faculty members of the national academy can't be officially appointed to their ports stuck in unpaid limbo they're also unable to
use existing research facilities even if they are willing to do so for free but that just finished their ph d.'s and want to give things to education and to thirty veltman of the country cannot have it just held hostage just waiting for their plane when they don't have money they are looking for other jobs to survive according to a recent study by the university of the saloniki over one hundred twenty thousand professionals including scientists have left greece since two thousand and ten and as the troika continues pressing athens with the new austerity measures in exchange for financial aid the potentially catastrophic brain drain the country's experiencing is either being unnoticed or deliberately ignored you go to school of athens greece. just a short while ago here on the program on our spoke to former greek kiley she believes that greece has been cornered by its international lenders it's far too
late to try and turn back now i do believe that we sued the reset our existence inside the euro zone and then we have the eurozone to try to find new balances between cells and north because we have two different speeds and now as you can see germany is the only one that we have already mentioned a lot of measures i think now where we see that the point of no return nobody believes that three hundred billion would be a viable so the money being spent to the rates. as you know money again think inside or being invested in greece or the growth that after a few years that we could pay off everything that we owe the left does no choice they do the left let us decide whether to create the growth or take the measures they just tried to soak. our county we measured without
anything now or do you smoke cigars or of course bring a traditionally strange point of view to the table if you look at your public debts and growing unemployment you can watch the full program later today but for now a preview. of business secretary vince cable as compared the bank of england to the taliban vince cable saying that the bank of england are jihadi for insisting banks have minimal capital reserves. then then this is all boy as i've said for years the bank of england are indeed like the taliban but only because they provided this safe haven for the jihadi of banking fraud who strapped on the debt packed suicide vests and blew up the entire frickin economy and that same taliban central bank is now papering over the bloody aftermath with
little pieces of digital paper. are nearly time for the aussie walt update but for now the u.k. government is opening up a new front in its struggle to deal with illegal immigration vans and carrying signs urging immigrants to seek free advice on how to go home to appear on the streets of london and this is not the first initiative like this for example the fight against immigration begins beyond britain's shores previous advertising campaign aimed at stressing the negative parts of life in britain hoping to perhaps ward off potential immigrants to the e.u. from november a pilot scheme to see the need to do a ride from countries are deemed high risk have to pay a three thousand pound bomb to end to britain only to get that money back when they actually leave the country and here are some of the questions from the brand new citizenship test basically coming into force this week designed to test those to
anyone who wants to stay in england permanently not one impact of years of immigration has been shown in a recent study which shows that britain's most popular boy's name is now mohammed artie's test our studio now has a look at whether multiculturalism has perhaps failed in the u.k. . this is barking and dagenham one of six london boroughs where the vans with massive billboards like the one behind me with a message go home or face arrest will be driving around london in the next week this is the latest attempt of the u.k. a home office to would deal with illegal immigration in of the country they say they want to encourage a voluntary leaving of the country and i would also advertise a number that can be texted by immigrants to ask for help and how to leave the country on their own accord now the home office says that voluntary returns are the most cost effective way of dealing with illegal immigration with about twenty eight thousand departures last year and the immigration officer minister mark harper had
said of the message essentially is that there is an alternative to being led away in handcuffs however this program has received a lot of criticism and we have spoken with the david coburn of the u.k. independence party we're awfully horrified i mean this is like. the nazis going around was to with trucks it's dreadful it's discriminatory it's unpleasant it makes the country luke extremely unpleasant indeed and not something that i told british and something that i'm absolutely convinced the vast majority but you probably would not put up with that it's not the fault of the immigrants is the fault of the government for letting them in the control of the great britain should be controlled by our parliament they should not be controlled by the european union we also spoke with the migrant rights network to see how this might impact communities and what kind of reaction it could get from illegal immigrants and the locals alike the minister has chosing very diverse areas of london to drive design
around and what they will do is actually create suspicion of immigrant communities people who might look for in one way or another and we think the government should be trying to be promoting good. then trying to to be stoking fear within communities and all of this for when under an active push by the government to make britain more difficult and as has been reported a more hostile environment to unwanted immigrants reporting from london i'm tests our cilia our world of time here on the program straight to spain and some rather graphic pictures to show you seventy seven people killed after a high speed passenger train derailed in the northwest of the country over one hundred thirty injured some critically in what's being labeled a one of europe's worst ever rail disasters the crash happened on a cove in the track sea overkill suggesting the train was moving too fast. twenty
two killed dozens injured in a spate of attacks and bombings in iraq the deadliest of so full teen shia truck drivers shot dead often militants stop their cars at a checkpoint that's been followed by attacks on security vehicles and checkpoints as well as a bomb blast in a baghdad market of violence has killed of a seven hundred in july. egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the zero rest of the leader of the muslim brotherhood. the aid of a senior islamist officials accused of violence and instability a body has been detained before but was later released after the army ousted president morsy about three weeks ago in the meantime more rallies expected for friday. it's been a pleasure having you with us here on our t. today my name is rory sushi in just a moment is worlds apart with looks on a boy. boy
oh boy there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there for a mysterious extra planet strip killion creatures living among us but there also may conspiracy theories that are very plausible and some that are well actually true one that i've heard for a long time is that they are specifically trying to fool the police with dimwits to abuse the american people which is silly right right well according to a.b.c. news he discrimination lawsuit revealed that robert jordan was denied the chance to become a new london police officer because he was too smart his entrance exam score was a thirty three which is an i.q. of one hundred twenty five and it was just too high to allow him to defend the public good that police department only accepts candidates who have scores from twenty to twenty seven the logic is that people who are too smart get bored as
police. and they're more likely to quit after years of costly training. you know this is proof of a conspiracy theory well the lowest score of the accept is still around today average i.q. so that doesn't mean they're specifically trying to fill the police with subpar people but it does seem really weird to fear people with high i.q.'s entering the police force this case that confirms nor denies the conspiracy theory was definitely food for thought and the kind of don't make sense to discriminate against anyone ever for having a high i.q. i don't know but that's just my opinion. alone welcome to worlds apart they claim to represent the families cause you did in
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why i was so. that our section will become our political would transform when they could budget openly to go instrument was say that my budget is not working for parts or are anymore my budget is working for my own liberation for women's liberation well in my body is also very king for my own goals but unlike yourself i cannot claim that i've been reduced to a sexual function i got an education i have a well paying job sharing my household chores with my husband so i don't feel oppressed when you say oz who exactly you're speaking for you know we're not seeking to represent someone who who is as you or as you say objectively if it so who is not oppressed but i call you and all other women who are in this imposition is you don't deny the fact that there are millions of women who are who are just totally controlled by by family.