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and anti-government protesters violently dispersed by riot police in a stampede as a corruption scandal shakes up turkey's ruling elite we are reports from the heart of the unrest. a 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. the reporter who broke the outward snowden leaks lashes out at fellow journalist for a failing to put the spotlight on official wrongdoing glenn greenwald's comments were made at a hacking conference in hamburg and we'll be bringing you a live report from there in just a few. bucks more than one hundred fifty detainees at guantanamo bay for perry to and another year without charge or due process we bring you our special report from
america's notorious military prison. they have a mosque you're watching r t international i'm marina josh a massive anti-government protests has spilled into violence in central and stamboul the rallies a rapid over a high level corruption scandal that's forced a major cabinet reshuffle and resulted in iraq last week of twenty four people including the sons of two ministers and the head of a state owned bank thousands shout a catch the thieves demanding that prime minister. step down riot police called up to disperse the rally sprayed the mob with a tear it was tear gas while protesters fought back with rocks and fire crackers are just sort of for us was there. you go the place is this the way the state the
way and the police again trying to push them back using this the kind of the police the way to be that's unfair so this protest. really let's say this is some tape that we've seen quite frankly. i didn't think that's a good news because statistically the food we see was big maybe since we cut it with because the instructor would say take a look at risk it was very good i'm going to make the precise moment i'm comin for i said it's come to the cause here but the first thing we see in the five minutes the face thing a challenge not only for the people who will tell you a little silly it was that they were. going to take the blame and it will let you do you. really think you. should be able to take us to see them because that's this was new to me that some of the great success of it to the bank was good.
this was where you could be because some of the places they said it was the nicest and they didn't take things that they. were clearly out of the city's times that those who claim it said because they said well x. birds have been saying the most recent protests bring back the violent scenes that erupted in turkey the summer over plans to destroy a park the government was widely criticized back down for excessive use of force a situation that's likely to repeat itself the storm around says jeremy saul an associate professor abil can't university in ankara. the fact is the prime minister has a very very strong 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 be the last elections 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 abusive and that in the characters of his he's moving in dealing with a protest inside his own country. kind of middle class people who 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 plot. and we'll continue to follow the interest in turkey so stay with us for the latest developments right here in our national and online of course at r.t. dot com. any new york federal judge has declared the mass collection of phone data by the n.s.a. is lawful just over a week after a judge in washington d.c. rolled out a dragnet surveillance would likely be proven unconstitutional 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.'s 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 judge richard leon ordered the government. electing data to
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. very controversial metadata program us 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. to online privacy and new ways of protecting data have generated global unprecedented interest in a hackers conference which started out as
a small get together and let's talk now with peter all over who's there for us hello to you peter so do tell us what's come out of the conference so far. well here at the thirtieth year of the chaos communication conference here in hamburg we've heard the first major speech the main speech on day one was by the journalist and political commentator glenn greenwald he of course worked so closely to with edward snowden to get those those leaks that snowden took from the n.s.a. out into the public domain you know during his keynote address which was by videophone to a packed out auditorium he praised the work that edward snowden had done me also called on governments around the world that have shown indignation revelations that they were spied on to not just show indignation but to actually do something to help a man who has sacrificed so much for them now also in his address c.e.o.
went on to accuse the the u.s. and british governments of systematically lying to their people and also accusing the press in those countries of being complicit in allowing that lying to take place. it was on this program called hard talk and i at one point had made what i thought was the very unremarkable and un controversy observation that the reason why we have a free press is because national security officials pre-teen lee lied to the population and their power and to get their agenda advanced when i said that he interrupted me and he said i just cannot pull the you would suggest that soon your official generals in the united states and the british government are actually making false claims to the public how can you ask. well it's not just about speeches that's taking place here at the conference is also workshops to try and help people understand how to protect themselves online
better with things like encrypted email now to the borderline computer illiterate like myself that can sound quite. bolting however some of the guys here issued me that just a little bit of knowledge on the subject you can help make sure that your private messages remain private. to crypto parties where we invited interested people to learn about cryptography since a long while and we noticed since the summer that there's a huge group in requests for those to 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 who actually asked people when they came why do you here and people told us i learned that if we are spied on and i want to protect myself. well the conference here and how the go always attracts a pretty large crowd however this year following those revelations from edward
snowden it's even increases more and more people want to learn how to protect themselves online and stop people like the n.s.a. snooping on them. right here thank you so much for bringing us this update at all reporting from hamburg. and of course here on mt to national we'll be bringing you more updates from the conference as we gather here on our team or national and up ahead of the program our legal high experts tell our team 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. now on former russian oligarch kosky may be out of prison but some of those who remember how his company fod its way to the top say it left plenty of victims along the way we talked to the widow of one of them in just a few minutes.
jamie diamond is a guy who's begging to be euthanized and i think as a country is a world we should get together and answer his wish he wants to become one with his maker he says look i broke the law please arrest me i want to go to jail and be abused by hundreds of thousands of inmates and some on the godly way that's my goal in life i'm tired of being free put me in prison i beg you so he breaks more and more laws but unfortunately the law breaking becomes the basis of the g.d.p. for a country of qatar person like america and they can't put him in jail because i need him out there breaking the law so they can pay themselves huge bonuses at the end of the year so he's really is an existential crisis. right on the scene. first for you and i were being put.
on our reporter's twitter. and instagram. to be in the. welcome back this is our t. international the u.s. president has approved a law easing the transfer of guantanamo bay 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 and the wake of a mass hunger strike that dragged on through most of two thousand and thirteen r t one behind the barbed wire of get mail. transparency is a word repeated by u.s. officials working at guantanamo like a mantra by those few who are comfortable speaking on camera you see the conditions under which the detainees live you get to talk to the people who are responsible
for garnham we make it is transparent as possible and those preferring to remain on identifiable like the majority of officials we were permitted to speak to every week we get media like yourself international media local media whatever and they're welcome to come you know we tell them what we have any journalists workflow at guantanamo starts with a mandatory introduction to media rules the so-called operation security briefing or the material that you guys are gathering to make sure that it abides by our policy here even though transparency is a word brought out by all the personnel we talked to on the ground we as journalists access to detainees aside are asked to be very careful about the shots we filmed all the backdrops and at the end of each day videos are reviewed and any shots deemed unacceptable are deleted this one will be ok because palm trees are not too controversial remind you of any frowned upon seaward like censorship it's this series of program established to her. program accomplished with
recruit regulation sorry all video and audio recordings and even sketches are carefully studied cellphones are banned from camps we're not supposed put anything on facebook or anything like that or you know even worry about talking about it over the you know anything over the phone the said purpose of these ground rules to protect the safety and security of getting the operations of the detainees you know make it their mission so we try to photograph them down we are warned violations of media ground rules may result in restricted access denial of future visits and or removal from guantanamo. people just kind of mislabeled it and i have called it a call for bia just not leading. giving the true picture i mean the only people who knows what goes on get more oss under the twenty's and getting the detainee's side of what goes on at get most apparently just couldn't be done after an extensive explanation of how exactly we are to film the prisoners the amount of detainee face
time we get a total of one minute and five seconds through a dark glass window the reason we're given out of respect for them and not using them is as you know. you know. making them some kind of curiosity on film the thing like that we don't want to do that despite our requests to not even film but at least witness more real prison or life a high ranking guantanamo admiral convinces us that we actually have a lot more access than we think you're seeing what there is to to see you know. given the amount of time that you have here to to see if we are as transparent as possible after one minute glimpse at one detainee our schedule is in fact all booked up to come and they they were taken to the detention camp kitchen to witness how well things were on their bill since we're not really being allowed to close to the detainees this might be the closest glimpse of their life we might be getting today we're being told the that these are the meals that they're offered on
a daily basis. we're also taken to the only local radio station all made up like zombies in the audience military personnel serving at the base do you do any news related to the time and attention can. read that to public media because. you know there's enough journalists over there covering that music sports and talk radio pure infotainment rains here. and so we learn there we're not the only ones simply being treated to a show and party one tunnel bay cuba. and earlier we spoke with a former chief prosecutor at guantanamo bay colonel morris davis stepped down after refusing to accept the waterboarding of detainees there he says the u.s. military will be hard pressed to find an excuse to keep the prison open beyond two thousand and 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 then 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 in the argument that we have made over the last twelve years on our authority to detain. people at guantanamo or other facilities is that we're at war war in afghanistan comes to a close in two thousand and 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 when the conflict is over. our team has been keeping track of this year's hunger strike a good time with since it began in february and you can head to our team dot com for a comprehensive timeline of events at the infamous detention center also on our web
site right now. from anonymous to astonish and monsanto to manning check out our team's top thirteen of the year our web team has picked out the biggest stories to fly under the mainstream media radar during twenty thirteen what you would normally expect a 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 bad route allegedly helped her get away with torture allegations artie's website. with me how how do you know out of prison some of those whose lives were crushed by his company back in the one nine hundred ninety s. still bear the scars one of them is the widow of an official who was murdered in mysterious circumstances fifteen years ago are just going to investigate. because this point the fact that hunter koskie has escaped responsibility on those
counts i'm convinced he's behind my husband's murder. was due to 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 and the temple. it just was the mayor of me a few ganske his murder begin tightly wound with one of the most notorious legal sagas of the twentieth century russia the case from one thousand nine hundred five the giant was based in new to ganske and they'd 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 newark to your guns but 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 guys was registered was approached by top managers of the company with a look we've offered. at first they 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 tonnes would be more than enough. to hope for a few sr i could deal moreover he went on hunger strike demanding investigation into ucas alleging their corruption scheme involved many regional officials several days later he was found murdered and investigation found his killing was ordered by the co-author 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 because 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 feeling guilty to his wife is sure that the real mastermind has never been held to account. 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 r.t. . hours take a 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 aboard when the blaze engulfed a carriage early on saturday it's believed most of the victims suffocated in the thick smoke the cause of the fire is still unknown 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 morsi so you ready forces used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowds and arrested 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 in. the south sudanese government has agreed to start negotiating 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 the united nations approved plans to almost double its peacekeeping presence there while rich south sudan has been in the grip of a power struggle between rival armed groups since gain independence in two thousand and eleven. the addictive math of europe that's the reputation the u.k. has earned itself in recent years according to a leading social policy think tank there are reports of just one in twelve young brits have tried so-called legal highs these drugs that won't land you in jail but as poison reports may well be as dangerous as their ban 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 being as to maybe there is at least one new product on the drug market each week to 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 cyclamen as you can see these substances are dangerous men died when we did he take probably it was disciplined 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 on 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 lawyers we have nurses we have managers we have teachers we have a group of people who do we necessarily and would label as drug users and i very much remember the very first day we put it and thinking well will anybody come you know will it be a demand for the 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 came in chronic pain 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. max and stacey now talking money matters on our team international but if you are watching from the u.k. the story of the troubled life of whistleblowers is just a hat for you there. although i have gone duck hunting a few times i've never seen the duck dynasty t.v. show but gosh i heard about the scandal involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti-homosexual comments
in an interview this celebrity scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech on social networks many people who believe that robertson deserved to be booted from the show for what he said argue that freedom of speech means that robertson can't be arrested by the government for what he said but the eighty t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if this situation were reversed and robertson was fired for making pro l g b t statements then people who are currently defending any right to hire and fire as they please would all be bashing the t.v. channel for violating the stars freedom of speech they cry they're firing him would violate his rights and i'm sure some websites would make him into a hero or demand a boycott a closing of any forever very few people actually believe in freedom of speech for all they just believe in freedom of speech for people who agree with them but that's just my opinion.
speaking the truth nothing easier than flattery which is why the financial news hails jamie diamond for example as a hero just having a ball rescuing the financial system e helped destroy while the truth is according to david de end of so on my magazine j.p. morgan c.e.o. just violated a federal statute during a prison sentence but will the punishment fit the crime states arab or. yes i think this was the liberal media in america their kind of miracle on park avenue they were fantasizing before christmas jamie diamond's perp walk why it could be this year's christmas miracle so even putting aside the rap sheet of crimes committed by j.p. morgan chase over the past several years for which a c.e.o. can be said to be ultimately responsible just a week ago jamie dimon explicitly violated a federal statute that carries a prison sentence that he's a free man today with no fear of prosecution doesn't only speak to our two tiered
system of justice in america it should color our perceptions of new rules and regulations that supposedly get tough on the financial industry as we recognize that any law is only as strong as the individuals who enforce them so by his own admission apparently jamie dimon violated section nine zero six of the sarbanes oxley act. by his own admission yes yes because he's just taunting people he's just letting them know that he can break the law with impunity i think it still impress his kids maybe they want to see daddy break the law and get on t.v. i mean it's amazing isn't it the banking industry at the end of the day is very easy business it's like a utility business you're just especially loaning money out there you're taking in and you're making a spread on the difference in those two interest rates as the banking industry sort of jazz it out to give a banker like jamie diamond some kind of amusing reason to go to work he breaks the law i mean it's the same way kids would.