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somebody used to make an example out of him because he embarrassed hollywood ambushed by success and online activists face a six years behind bars after a series of legal battles started by u.s. movie makers over they are declining profits. they were all either tortured killed or used as human shields r.t. here is from the syrian city of andro where rebel forces have reportedly carried out one of the most barbaric massacres since the beginning of the conflict. ukraine's multi-billion dollar agreement with russia saved from defaulting on its loans but fails to calm protesters in the capital with some opposition leaders branding the deal treason.
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let them in moscow are you watching r t international with me marina josh welcome to the program hollywood and pirates don't always go together what started as a legal battle against copyright infringement for the co-founder of the file sharing service the pirate bay has snowballed into a tide of hacking accusations from around the world now fred's fall home could end up in jail for six more years has been all over now reports. banged up abroad since he was arrested in august twenty twelve pirate bay found a glock for its wattle embark seen the inside of jail cells in cambodia sweden and now solitary confinement in denmark it's just terrible as this man there to see that he is being treated like in this way like as if he were
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a terrorist or hard criminal or violent criminal of some kind acquitted on computer hacking charges by the appeals court in sweden he now has to wait and see what he'll be charged with in denmark due to the intricacies of danish law there's no way forgot for it to know how long he'll have to stay in solitary if it was you know a decision or warrant that was made by a judge i was i was able to tell him you know for two weeks and then we we can go and see the judge but now because it's a decision made by the prison service i'm not able to tell him if there is i can't give him an a deadline whatever case is brought against got fred for now he spends twenty three hours a day locked in a cell by himself but the thing that upset him most didn't me as well was that it wasn't allowed to have his books in this cell even scandinavia is most notorious mass murderer anders breivik has access to reading material as he serves his
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sentence in no way for the slaying of seventy seven people support for godfrey it is coming in from all across the world the likes of julian assange the activist collective anonymous of throwing their weight behind the campaign to get better treatment for a man they claim is being persecuted because of his online activism on twitter using the hash tag an account got for its online alias his supporters flooded the social media site some accusing the danish authorities not knowing what they're doing in the case just see if somebody does something online. online means bad they agree can't control it but they don't really seem to get what they are actually accusing him of for his family his mother is allowed an hour long visit once a week for which she has to make a thirteen hundred kilometer round trip it's immoral i would say and i don't think the danish people understand what's going on in that person's thought home denies
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the accusations of illegal online activity and the longer he waits for prosecutors to put together their case the more he becomes the face of online activism peter all of a r.t. germany this way to spy or party says tom is being set up as an example to scare others away we can observe that throughout this entire ordeal starting with the raid against the pirate bay on may thirty first twenty six a number of rights violations some more egregious than others have been committed and it's very hard to escape the feeling that governments are seeking to make an example out of god for it's far too rogue known as on a carter just to be scare others that might challenge the status quo and be frankly please the united states which kind of disgusts me to be honest so
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julian assange. called him a political prisoner i would certainly agree that he is a victim but somebody is to make an example out of him because he embarrassed hollywood. and problems for the pirate bay began in two thousand and six as soon as a successful file sharing websites started to hit the pocket of the us film industry and that's what his government was asked to take measures and a police raid followed would block the side for days shortly after the founders were tried for promoting copyright infringement and were sentenced to a year in prison and after a file appeal was tuned down turned down rather sweet home who was in cambodia at the time i was arrested and deported to serve his time in sweden he's now been extradited once more this time to mark wants to try him in a separate investigation into the hacking of
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a police database children and adults kidnapped tortured and be had it horrifying reports of atrocities carried out by islamist rebels keep coming to our t.v. from the rebel occupied syrian town of drop at least eighty people were massacred there but as the army advances on the rebel held positions the number of civilian casualties could rice the city remains cut off but our crew got to speak to a few survivors who managed to escape. terror still fills the hearts of those who witnessed the militants entering the town about drugs they saw panicked disoriented people running for their lives and they ran themselves they will never forget the despair in the eyes of those who were forced to stay behind we have no reliable way to communicate with the people trapped inside address but officials are saying the atrocities against the civilian population are continuing how people are being butchered and even burned alive and every bit of news coming out of the town is doing a new blow to those whose families are still being held by the militants and everyone
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working for the local authorities was to be killed regardless of their religion organon an asian they were all taken to be killed they took everyone even those who supported neither the government nor the rebels they were all either tortured killed or used as human shields the things being done in the drawer unthinkable they're slaughtering children and throwing them out of windows and no one's doing anything about it because the syrian authorities as well as human rights organizations say they have evidence confirming that massacres have taken place and address the dad taqiyya and many other areas which remain under the control of the armed opposition that the situation in syria has now deteriorated to the point that international norms of combat are no longer being observed it. is an industrial town with a lot of the us residents working both in the private sector and for government i didn't see these horrifying crying must have been committed in this town houses
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were set on fire without people travelling inside. the syrian army which is a position just outside the town that continues to carry out surgical strikes as part of their effort to liberate address which is now the only hope of the families waiting for news of their loved ones inside the town. r.t. . so the reports of the bloodshed and andras started coming in our team contacted the various leading human rights organizations to find out what they knew of events there our middle east correspondent policy or joins me live now to talk about their reply so paula do tell us what do they have to say. well as you say r.t.e. are a number of human rights organizations about what is happening there and even they do not know what's going on the fact is that syria is so deep in crisis that the international community is essentially unable to do anything it cannot even verify
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various mixed and partial reports that are coming from the war zone and this is what we see happening currently with the reports that we are receiving from both address and aleppo what we are being told is that thirteen people have been killed and this is after the military launched an air strike on rebel held positions it's the third day of the army assault on the opposition's northern stronghold and according to local activists at least one hundred people have been killed including some twenty eight children now the chaos in the country has led to the rise of extremist militant groups among the rebels and it is now essentially the extremists who are leading the way among the anti aside ranks now many both inside syria and the international community have been sounding the alarm bells from the beginning that this is what will happen but only now are others particularly in the international community starting to see what is going on in the ground and what you happen to see happening is that with all these extremist elements of rank among the
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rebels even the way it is no longer insisting on assad stepping down we saw this at the recent friends of syria meeting under simba the thirteenth when western supporters of the opposition said that they would want assad to remain in power because of the rising influence of the extremists including altai that meant militants among the rebel groups and this is essentially because if assad did have to leave this would lead to syria being turned into a terrorist haven. or opposing you so much for bringing us the subject our policy reporting there. but despite the concern. over who has joined the rebel forces washington is still trying to forge ties with a newly formed radical group islamic front and its western support for the rebels and whether the militant groups won democracy that's up for debate and cross talk later this hour. so
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a lot of these people are fighting against assad and they might be religious but they fight the gates assad because they want freedom for their country and the thought is that dictator so he does not a democratic country and he's a dictator let's not pretend the round you know are they interested in democracy have mentioned this before here they're not interested in democracy at all so they're actually very much you know everybody. keeps the country together that's that's that's what russia has been. the sovereign country they're killing christians they're killing druze they're killing alawite it's they're killing. you know disagreeable sunni's who are they not killing is the question so i think the idea that they would form a stable government let alone a. secular one is insane. you.
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ukraine's newly strong deals with moscow may have given some respite to the countries trouble economy but they've also further fueled protests in kiev as a spy the fact that the contentious issue of ukraine joining a customs union with russia the opposition fear it could be agreed on was not even touched upon during the talks let's see what exactly the deals mean for ukraine first and foremost moscow agreed to buy fifteen billion dollars worth of ukrainian government bonds that would save it from default and prevent a currency crisis furthermore russia has agreed to slash the cost of gas supply to ukraine by almost a third which also gives substantial relief to the country's economy jeffrey summers is an associate professor of political economy at the university of wisconsin milwaukee things the deal is approved magic not a political step on the part of the ukrainian president. i think he's actually been trying to strike such a d.
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bill all along and indeed i think he's probably going to go into all parties trying to see if he could indeed find the financing for ukraine's rather substantial external debt has probably been going to china. and of course russia seeing what he could find i think in terms of trying to get some debt relief and the best option of course was russia out of the european union was going to offer this much what they were offering was the prospect of a better future so they were offering a vision more of the resources the vision is important but it must be backed by reality and my concern is is that the european union represents a vision of its past rather than the direction that it's moving in the future so i think the western ukrainian protesters in particular think that if they join the e.u. they're signing up for is that old social market model i think unfortunately what they would discover is that they're signing up for something very different which is this kind of neoliberal model which is delivering debt you know labor immigration and
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a whole host of other problems well as we mentioned earlier ukraine's deals with russia have failed to placate anti-government protesters in kiev one of the most vocal critics of the lifeline moscow provided is the leader of the nationalist without a party who called the country's president a traitor for signing the agreement i did i say takes a closer look at the rhetoric of one of the most controversial opposition leaders and ukraine. an offer of support for ukraine z. u.s. durations was not enough to persuade one of the country's opposition leaders are you actively woke up shoulders with the german foreign minister during his surprise appearance at the protests in kiev mr westerly is openly gay and elected we both sparred border has made its position on homosexuals quite clear at tackling gay parades the most we want to build a country based on harmony and social justice we're being dragged into homosexual values by the western states and we will not allow that but homosexuals and people
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of different races are clearly not the biggest foes. any treaty with russia is not worth the paper it was signed oh. dear he looks forward to not make up the core of the protest movement but there clearly it's loudest voices and it's actions as well as words and assault of the city hall and scuffles around it ten days ago they told the lenin statue in kiev and event described as the fall of the tyrant by the party and reckless vandalism by many others this is a crack in the pavement where the toppled lenin monument literally lost its head and if you walk around the pedestal of what used to be the monument to the former soviet leader we can see some graffiti over here first one here says yellow card which you're next and the one at the bottom says glory to the insurgent army of the 1940's in ukraine which some in this country believe to be freedom fighters who fought for independence while many others described as nazi collaborators on top of
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that and known militant field commanders believe were spotted at my down a man who fought as a mercenary in creation and south of setia in all cases against the russians until the end of my days i will kill muscovites jews and communists. british reporter brian flynn had a first hand glance at the militarized right wing forces in ukraine and of the you were twenty twelve football championships he went undercover into their training camp these are people very serious about what they do they train physically to back it up with violence and i watched while they followed live weapons and the presence of such people among the protesting crowd seems to cause no concern among european officials walking on the same square. which is rather extraordinary isn't it to see somebody that the united states has banned from entering the country on the same platform as senator mccain to see somebody who's been by and by that i say francis mistake statements for denying the holocaust who supporters actually in the streets
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of kiev still do make anti semitic as well as anti russian. gestures and slogans it does signify that the west and politicians are quite happy to use nationalist forces when it suits them that lack of reaction is particularly bewildering given many european statements about ukraine's right wing factions in the past and the burning over ukrainian football ground for not the slogans in the stands so if you create does make it into the e.u. someday it will be interesting to see how people with such different values sit at the same negotiating table. let's see reporting from key of ukraine watching r.t. international coming up in the program a high tech hypocrisy bosses of the world's biggest companies ban together against the n.s.a. spying but manages don't believe their call is genuine plus. their terms of an invisible land the u.k.
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do we speak your language as anybody will or not advance for. news programs and documentaries and spanish what matters to you breaking news i want to turn to bangalore stories. you hear. the spanish find out more visit i to our. welcome back here watching our international military mission in afghanistan is accomplished at least that's what the u.k. prime minister told soldiers there in a pretty christmas visit his cheering words come as drug trafficking in the country reaches record levels and the obgyn national army surrenders key checkpoints in southern afghanistan the taliban in return for an anti attacks we spoke to an iraq war veteran who believes that cameron is trying to put a brave face on a sorry business. mission accomplished was used by cameron because you know
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politicians don't really say hey you know that wildly unpopular war that we sent you and your children to die and it was like for over a decade well we messed up and it was all of which they're not going to say mission accomplished by camera needs that we died for years in a colonial exercise that was a total blood soaked disaster due to the arrogance of rich politician who thought they could dominate the land and resources of poor people in afghanistan using the blood of working class people from the united states and from the u.k. and it's almost you know for cameron to assert that there has been so called progress against the insurgency there is an absolute fantasy and the resistance in afghanistan has forced this multi-year withdrawal of u.s. and nato forces so this withdrawal that we're hearing of this is a retreat but a retreat in slow motion because the forces in afghanistan who are fighting the
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occupation i have been successful marriage militarily cameron's victory speech doesn't seem to have changed the situation on the ground a nato base an insurer of ghana stand was attacked by taliban gunmen and suicide bombers earlier today three insurgents and one afghan policeman have reportedly been killed in a firefight and the second such attack on the base that is a vital checkpoint on the border between afghanistan and pakistan and at r t dot com. for you right now putting pressure on israel scholars and researchers in the u.s. call fornicate down a boycott of israeli colleges pushing them to rethink their middle east politics more in doubt online. plus a mind control we tell you about soviet and us work to develop superpowers for human beings that border on true science fiction.
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tech giants have paid a visit to the white house urging barack obama to overhaul the national security agency surveillance program bosses of the world's biggest i.t. companies including google yahoo and apple press the air case right after a federal judge ruled out the spying may be unconstitutional former cia officer ray mcgovern thinks the move is simply a p.r. stunt i think the internet executives are crying crocodile tears they've made a lot of money out of it and sorry for you there their establishment and then a permitting the united states government to get trapdoors behind if they're
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losing business that's the name of the game for them and so yes they'd like to have a sensible rules that make it easier for them to do business particularly overseas but it's long since time for them to speak out about violations of the fourth amendment. and we before meeting obama tech company sent an open letter to the president and congress saying that as say spying on our minds freedom and here's what abby martin has to say about it. after publicly opposing government surveillance last week internet search giant google has enjoyed a wave of good press but before we all decide to install our full faith and trust the benevolent and almighty google we might just want to use their search bar to google boston dynamics he said yesterday little company purchased boston dynamics an engineering firm with strong ties the military's defense advanced research projects agency or darpa so what is boston dynamics all about terrifying and shah dropping robots such as big dog four legged robot that can climb hills or cheetah
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a robot that can run at twenty nine miles an hour and most lifelike man humanoid robot that can move around like a human and detect chemical leaks so what the hell is one of the biggest internet companies in the world doing purchasing these spooky cyborgs yeah i don't know if i'm ready for google to have a private army of iron man. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world in the united nations estimate the number of dead from two days of firing in the capital of south sudan has now reached five hundred around eight hundred people have also been reported injured with thousand seeking shelter and u.n. compounds violence erupted on monday after a failed to lead by the former deputy prime minister the country is now facing the largest crisis since its independence from sudan in twenty eleven.
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demonstration of african migrants in a jerusalem has and that in scuffles with police they were rallying against a new law allowing its authority is to keep them in detention centers indefinitely around one hundred fifty african migrants abandoned one such center and of walked to jerusalem weren't they were joined by rights groups police stand for testers back to custody after dispersing the rally. us state. of nevada now where a gunmen opened fire in the garage apartment of a local medical center the attacker killed one person injured two more and then turned the gun on himself no details have been released on the identity of the assailant and possible motive of the attack the incident comes just days after a colorado teenager wanted a classmate in denver high school before taking his own life and invisible terram that's taking its toll years later british veterans of nuclear bomb tests in the nineteen fifties attribute most of their current illnesses to the radiation
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they were exposed to and are asking the government for compensation u.k. authorities however have rejected their claim despite other countries recognizing their service men are just as our psyllium has more jeff lydia was seventeen when he joined the royal air force and was eventually posted to mary lincoln south australia nuclear tests were carried out there in the fifty's with some publicity but minor trials reportedly continued in secrecy until the my nine hundred sixty s. run through. we knew every afoot every fortnight flew in with a nuclear fly. which we unloaded onto a lorry and it was taken away by this and it's we did what we were doing with what he turned fifty illnesses he believes were caused by his exposure to radiation that bar linga started manifesting i started off with i had tb i then started having degeneration of my spawn to alter those goals upon creating condition which can
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only be of traced back to genetic source so i have the question in my mind. was it many was it because i was there and many others are asking the same questions even before world war two radiation was a hazard. measuring it in a meaningful way very very difficult indeed nevertheless there is undoubtedly i think a tradition among the british authorities not to own up to any responsibility these people were experimented on quite honestly and it was disgraceful how those soldiers were created and they've long been asking the government for recognition and compensation their service is part of history the warrior lies the future generations will not forget but for those who would actually serve the forgiving is not an option especially for those who feel that
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a decision they made decades ago may have cast a shadow on their lives and those of their loved ones if you look out of the country's nuclear countries are treated veterans and compensate them and recognize them and we stand right at the bottom of the table that is wrong france the united states and even the tiny island men have already done so but the ministry of defense maintains that while there is a quote huge debt of gratitude owed to the veterans the government rejects any link between veterans' health problems and their military service citing a two thousand and ten health needs audit. overall the rage and severity of problems reported was typical of older people in the u.k. in general and a veteran who believes they have suffered ill health to just service has the right to apply for no fault compensation jeff knows the clock is ticking and while he's hopeful he has no illusions about how difficult the fight will be at the very least what he wants is this and so he found you know what we need cost money money to say
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