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rose didn't. go to. an anti-government protests as violently dispersed by riot police in a stamp well as a corruption scandal shakes up turkey's ruling elite reports from the heart of the unrest. federal judge in new york declares the n.s.a.'s bulk collection of phone data to be lawful directly contradicting a court opinion from washington d.c. that mass surveillance violates the constitution also. we actually asked people when they came why do why are you here and people told us we are spied on and i want to protect myself revelations of america's global snooping sands crowds to hacking conference in germany hoping to learn how to shield themselves from the watchful eyes of governments. was as more than one hundred fifty detainees at guantanamo bay prepared to enter another year without charge or do you
proceed as we bring you our special report from america's notorious military prison . ten am in moscow you're watching on t.v. national with me marina joshua come to the program. a massive anti-government protest has spilled into violence in central istanbul to rallies erupted over a high level corruption scandal that forced a major cabinet reshuffle and resulted in the arrest last week of twenty four people including the sons of two ministers and to have a state owned bank thousands shot a catch the scene demanding the prime minister or the one step down riot police called up to disperse a rally sprayed the mob with tear gas while protesters fall back was rocks and firecrackers artists are referred to was there you go to the police is this the way
the face before the police could be trying to push them back using this a kind of the police the way to be that's unfair for this protest tonight and this coming this is something that we've been quite interesting to see that we haven't been successful yet and he's made the most of the story of the food we see because it may since we've been run could it be the cause of the problem if the inspectors say they can they could risk a real mystery this time good night the protests no one came in fighting the believe the cause here but for the things we see the prime minister the you think the challenge not only for the people with the idea that we will see them with a new government and say we're. going to be a minute we'll let you leave it to you was do you think they should really do take us with them because the phrase that's this was new to me
that some of the phrases the bit to the back of the you was. this was where you could leave because some of the place where they did it was the nicest they got it on taxes because they couldn't get a clue really of the sleaze tidings that those who harbor said to go see this. well x. birds have been saying the most recent protests bring back the violent scenes that erupted in turkey this summer over plans to destroy the park the government was widely criticized back then for excessive use of force a situation that's likely to repeat itself this time around says jeremy salt and associate professor at bill can't university in ankara the fact is the prime minister has a very very strong hard core supporters and they will believe anything he says has become more authoritarian of the last four years as you know and one can trace many kind of milestones in that progress from the the last election speech in one very very comfortably we saw for example the beauty of the arab spring the way that he
had of the sunni syrian process was extremely aggressive and confrontational very busey's and that these are the characters of his he's moving and dealing with a protest inside his own country he's just gone from kind of middle class people who don't have a genuine reason to protest government policies and he doesn't seem to understand that he doesn't seem to think that the protest is genuine they're all part of some kind of plus we'll continue to follow the unrest in turkey so stay with us for the latest developments right here and online of course at r.t. dot com. now a new york federal judge has declared a mass collection of phone data by the n.s.a. as a lawful just over a week after a judge in washington d.c. ruled that dragnet surveillance would likely be proven unconstitutional we're out of work now i'm has the details. a federal judge in new york william of pauli ruled friday that protections under the fourth amendment do not apply to records held by
third parties like phone companies the n.s.a.'s indiscriminate and systematic collection and storage of phone records belonging to all americans while that's lawful this decision came down because the a.c.l.u. was suing to halt the n.s.a.'s bulk metadata collection program but the federal judge granted a motion filed by the obama administration to dismiss the challenge now in his ruling judge pauley said that the n.s.a. blunt tool only works because it collects everything during his decision he also raised the nine eleven attacks arguing that if the n.s.a.'s metadata collection program had been in place before september eleventh two thousand and one the hijackers may have been caught now the a.c.l.u. has expressed disappointment and says it plans to appeal that decision two weeks ago federal judge in washington d.c. said the n.s.a.'s meditative program most likely violated the fourth amendment as part of that ruling a judge richard leon ordered the government to stop collecting data on two
plaintiffs who brought the case against the u.s. government will have to wait and see if the supreme court does take up the issue of the n.s.a. is very controversial metadata program the u.s. president barack obama was asked to identify any specific instance in which analysis of the n.s.a.'s bulk metadata collection actually stopped an imminent attack the u.s. president could not identify one instance or at least he did not give one example to the journalists that were asking him u.s. officials have for many years asked americans to sacrifice some of their privacy in the name of security but so far no top u.s. official can mention any danger imminent danger that's been thwarted through the collection of everyone's personal information jim where you're from the anti-war answer coalition says the u.s. government has failed to produce any evidence that spying to knology is actually be
used against terrorist. president you have something that certainly reveal it because this case has been so terribly damaging a about the n.s.a. from the congress this is the most important program and if we don't do it in the whole world is going to collapse and terrorists will overrun the country and you know sort of the rhetoric you know functionally the reality of this situation is that these individuals or. preventing attacks at the program are not meeting attacks and i think that if there was something else they would have revealed it for sure because it's the only way to bolster their crumbling case is massive and i have to kind of surveillance is something that is important a journalist to help adult snowden expose the n.s.a. glenn greenwald shared his experiences of dealing was a mainstream media in the wake of the revelations it was on this program called hard talk and i at one point had made what i thought was the very unremarkable and uncalled the first observation that the reason why we have a free press is because national security officials routinely lied to the
population and shield their power and to get their agenda advanced when i said that he interrupted me and he said i just cannot fully that you would suggest that when your official generals in the united states and the british government are actually making claims to the public how you also. thought and i was a part of greenwald keynote speech at a global haggard's congress which is underway in hamburg global threats to online privacy and new ways of protecting data have generated unprecedented interest in the conference which started out as a small i.t. get together and pay all over is there for r.t. . over the coming days the biggest names in the world of online privacy and freedom of information are going to be speaking at the chaos communication conference here . was the thirtieth year that this has been running in particularly there's a lot of interest in d.c.
area following the revelations that have been put forward by edward snowden in those documents that he's leaked i'm joined by. who's a member of the chaos computer club that organized this event young thanks very much for talking to me now all people beginning to become more aware of a need to protect themselves online we notice because we do crypto parties where we invite interested people to learn about cryptography since a long while and we noticed since the summer that there's a huge in request for those parties that's a party where we meet for like two or three hours and people who know how to encrypt emails how to encrypt your chat how to browse anonymously in the internet teach this to other people do you think that that increase has had a lot to do with edward snowden and those documents that he's leaked to the world i'm pretty certain because we actually asked people when they came why do i argue here and people told us i learned that if we are spied on and i want to protect
myself when we talk to our governments now we have to make sure that they understand how this is a huge big problem for all the people thank you very much that was a member of the k s computer club that's put on helps to organize the chaos communications conference here in how everybody is talking for a given freedom of information and how to protect yourself online. and we'll be bringing you more updates of course from the conference later here on our international of the program illegal ha ha experts tell us how britain has become an international online help for selling and consuming the legal equivalent of class a drugs that could actually be just as harmful as the originals all the details are coming up here in our team. and former russian oligarch may be out of prison but some of those who remember how his oil company fought its way to the top say he left plenty of victims along the way we talked to the widow of one of them in just minutes.
point of view of the. above. welcome back to watching our theatre national the u.s. president has approved a law easing the transfer of going tanabe detainees to their home countries but it's still a far cry from actually closing the tories prison which barack obama has been promising to do for years in the wake of a mass hunger strike the dragged on for most of two thousand and thirteen r t one behind the barbed wire of get. every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous president no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own on torture hunger strikes
and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right now we have the court system determined that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. furnace and water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely beautiful place when you get around other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy camp delta house as a hospital and library and this is also the place where patients are force fed and
even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricate it in we give the patient a choice do they want to have the key which is agent. area or if they want olive oil to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of you seem to like it in fact some of our patients are so used to this they will. describe which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in a. three meant that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described the storage or the restraint chair that they're strapped into
they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the pieces of her the civilian world have said it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what they're saying any more because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me request to the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. to the chair legs to the ground. strap across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them
you know about their lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank heavens meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five fold single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when
officials deem that detainees have behaved better there will be awarded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard and party. cuba earlier we spoke with a former chief prosecutor and went on a baby girl morris davis stepped down after refusing to accept water boarding of detainees there and he says the u.s. military will be hard pressed to find an excuse to keep the prison open beyond twenty fourteen closing down the facility at guantanamo is going to be a. you know a slow process but i think the detainees will pay attention and watch and if they continue to see progress and i think they'll kind of let it run its course but i think if they feel like they're forgotten again then you're likely to see another hunger strike lately the department offensive so they're just not going to tell
anyone what the numbers are on how many people are participating you know the argument that we have made over the last twelve years on our authority to detain. people at guantanamo or to other facilities is that we're at war war in afghanistan comes to a close in twenty fourteen so we're about twelve months out. from the war officially ending which also ends our legal authority to detain the enemy for the duration of the conflict in the conflict is over. r.d.s. been keeping track of this year's hunger strike again tata most as it began in february and you can head to argue dot com for a comprehensive timeline of events at the infamous detention center also on the web site right now. from anonymous to a cell phone and monsanto to manning check out our top thirteen of the year our web team has picked out the biggest stories to fly under the mainstream media reader
during twenty thirty. plus you wouldn't normally expect the princess to serve as a police officer especially in a conservative muslim nation but that's just what's happened in bahrain find out how her background allegedly helped her get away with torture allegations artie's website. was now how do you now out of prison some of those whose lives were crushed by his company back in the one hundred ninety still bear the scars one of them is the widow of an official who was murdered in mysterious circumstances fifteen years ago. investigate. this by the fact that her cough he has escaped responsibility on those counts i am convinced he is behind my husband's murder. wasn't that the who was shot dead on his way to work with the reporter paul that he walked to work and he usually did and was shot he died from the last shot in the temple.
but it does husband was the mayor of a few guns his myrick him tightly wound with one of the most notorious legal sagas of the twentieth century russia case from one thousand nine hundred five the giant was based in new q ganske and paid taxes to the city and the region. by ucas was registered there so when it came to tax revenues it was answering to the mayor of next to your guns can put the whole of they depended on him and that was the only reason why he even mattered why did they insist her late husband as a mayor of the town where you could was registered was approached by top managers of the company with a look would have offered. at first offered to reach an agreement they called it optimization of taxes back then production reached about seventy million tons of oil a year they said there was too much but the and seven eight million tons would be more than enough but it wasn't the hope for
a few sr i could deal moreover he went on hunger strike demanding investigation into vehicles alleging their corruption scheme involved many regional officials several days later he was found murdered an investigation found his killing was ordered by the co owner of ucas but many don't agree with that finding they believe that the two halves murder wasn't connected to you chris and they allege a tax fraud scheme that of course he himself said if there was the need to avoid taxes then there were many other ways it could have been done the former head of security at the company received a life sentence for organizing from a dog because wife is sure that the real mastermind has never been held to account at the. only time will solve the mystery surrounding my husband's murder but i'd just like a copy to confess and clear his conscience. in those are to.
look at some other stories from around the world and we start with southern. india where a fire on an express train has killed at least twenty three passengers including two children over sixty people were on board when the blaze and gulf state carriage earlier on saturday it's believed most of the victims suffocated in the six smoke is the cause of the fire is still on the rescue teams are inside searching for survivors. in egypt officials say at least five people have been killed in clashes between police and rock throwing supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsy security forces used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowds and everest of over two hundred people the government's been cracking down on the muslim brotherhood since july with the movement being declared a terrorist organization earlier this week the brotherhood has vowed to continue its rallies. south sudanese government has agreed to start to go shooting with rebel forces in a bid to hold the violence plaguing the newly formed nation recent fighting is estimated to have left at least
a thousand people dead on tuesday and the united nations approved plans to almost double its peacekeeping presence there which sell sudan has been in the grip of a power struggle between rival armed groups since again in the pans in two thousand and eleven. the addicted man of you reap that's the reputation the u.k. has earned itself in recent years according to leading social policy think tank there are reports of just one and twelve young brits have tried so-called legal highs these drugs won't land you in jail but as reports may well be as dangerous as they are a band equivalence. pink panther bubble or the magic dragon they may sound harmless to anything but these a mind altering substances that mimic the effects of drugs but they're legal and britain is consuming more of them than any other country we currently know that hundreds of websites are selling drugs online it does bring is to maybe there is at
least one new product on the drug market each week two substances are advertised on line as a legal and save for a turn or two to illegal drugs then not fifty two people died from using psychoactive substances last year that's up seventy nine percent from the year before researchers at the university of hartford tell me about the new substance they've been looking into cycling as you can see this substances are dangerous men died when did he take probably it was decided on the synthetic kind of noises smoked it but it's marketed as not for human consumption yes but of course people buying it online they know perfectly how to use it the government's been accused of being an acceptably slow in its response to designer drugs flooding the country. london clubs like this one a full to the brim every night revelers drinking dancing having fun but the reality
is rather more sobering. substance abuse is taking on new forms one addiction psychiatrist set up a special government funded clinic to deal with the abuse of so-called club drugs as for the clients we have the lawyers we have nurses we have managers we have teachers we have a group of people who do we necessarily would label as drug users and i very much remember the very first day we put it in thinking well will anybody come you know will there be a demand for this service or not and actually a couple of years. later we've been flooded with referrals at the moment the u.k. is not only the worst place in europe as far as legal high experimentation is concerned we also have the biggest heroin problem we have the biggest cocaine and crack cocaine problem in europe and we also have one of the worst drinking problems in europe we have the worst female drinking problem the whole of europe so this
can't be seen in isolation the truth is that more people particularly young people in the u.k. are trying to become addicted to drugs and alcohol than anywhere else. and we're going to sats with a martin as up next here on nineteen a national. summer break a time when all students rejoice and most importantly relax but in russia summer break for male students could change dramatically and involve lots of guns currently male russian citizens have to put a year into the armed forces but the ministry of defense thinks that they can make things easier by having students spend their summer breaks in the military this training would tie in with their future professions such as engineering students
being put into military engineering position now the question is does your summer break belong to you or another words to the government have the right to tell you what to do and make you serve in the army even if just for three summers during your college years i think the answer of this really depends on your culture in places which haven't been invaded countless times or have a strong individual ism streak any form of conscription sounds barbaric and oppressive but if you come from a country that is less individualistic and has been attacked invaded by pretty much every country that possibly could like russia then having a draft makes more sense i think this program could work and if i was in college i would be pumped to spend my summer vacation with some heavy artillery but this is definitely not a universal idea for all countries i don't think liberals are libertarians in america would take too kindly to it and rightly so but that's just my opinion.
that's going on over and i'm abby martin and this is breaking the fact that of course technically over political. a new kind of arms race is alive and well so european leaders have just announced they're forming a drone clone decision of them decades in the making and france germany and several other you nations are pouring money into a new generation of armed drones to rival those used by the u.s. and israel looks like all of america's unmanned kills are leading to a bad case of drone and b. but it's not just europe that has set its sights on these deadly robots for the last few years iran has been working on its own drone fleet this week the islamic republic on the veil that's the largest armed unmanned aerial vehicles to date capable of striking targets almost anywhere in the middle east in fact the u.a.e. views are so popular now seventy six countries possess them according to government accountability office one can only hope now world leaders are taking into account