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i. could throw a spiraling high level corruption scandal in turkey triggered street violence as police break up crowds demanding the government's resignation. yes and the federal judge rules it's legal for the n.s.a. to collect the telephone records of millions of americans as it helps to counter terrorism while american and british media are slammed for failing to challenge the government's. role is not to be adversaries their role is to be spokespeople all journalist glenn greenwald scolds his colleagues for unquestioningly serving those in power as he addresses an international kids congress. and the year winds down with some of the most
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significant stories of twenty thirteen among them the hunger striking detainees in guantanamo force fed in response to the protest against indefinite detention. very good to have you come here thanks for joining us this is r.t. international it's kevin o. and he was here this hour at nine pm in moscow our top story the note international a massive anti-government demonstration in istanbul central square has been violently dispersed by police in the last twenty four hours the rallies were sparked by a high level corruption investigation that's led to a major cabinet reshuffle and the arrests of several top officials demonstrators and demanding the country's prime minister bedouins step down but leader himself calling the corruption allegations a smear campaign security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to push back the protesters in istanbul and r.t.
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crew was there got caught up in the chaos that erupted. he says this the way the safety for the police again trying to push them back you say with a cut in the police. force of this protest this is something that we feel began trying to stand six months ago and still stay. with. me since we think we can cut it mr quinn kind of. take a look at. the feet. coming for. the past year but the first thing we see the prime minister think thing a challenge from the people who will tell you we will see them with a new government instead. of getting a minute we'll let you leave until you. believe. they should be able to take us is. the very best is. leaving
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some of the faces of the bridge to the back of. this where you can be some of the places symbolically really of the city's tolerance that space to climb and said i'm sorry to say. for his part turkey's problem has been addressing crowds of supporters in the country's western city of but earlier he vowed to put up a fight refusing to give in to the protesters to go out and freelance journalist a blogger. stumbles attraction square last night you told me a deep divides within turkey since. it's not just a crash and scandal it's just one of the recent explosives that were that kind of came up on our one and its leadership you have a big where for people who are against a ruling party and against there are no armed which seem but then there are still a considerable amount of people they still concern about a very charismatic leader and they still believe in everything that he says so
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whenever he goes on on camera as in my nice hour everywhere else that he's been in the past week ever since the corruption case. and he's been saying that you know this is a conspiracy theory that this is the work of israel or the us or our group movement itself people do believe i'm. just ahead tonight we speak to the widow of a russian assassinated in the wake of a conflict with mikhail khodorkovsky who's for more oil company tells us who she thinks was behind her husband's mother just a few minutes. but before that one of the n.s.a.'s most of tori's surveillance techniques it's sweeping phone tapping program has been ruled legal the federal judge said it's crucial for security because it collects everything despite another federal judge concluding quote bulk phone records collection was likely unconstitutional and quote miniport miers got the story. a federal judge in
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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 that the n.s.a.'s indiscriminate and systematic collection and storage of phone records belonging to all americans while that's lawful 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 mehta data 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. very controversial metadata program us president barack obama was asked to identify
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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 now 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. journalist glenn greenwald meanwhile has been channeling revelations from n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden lashed out of the mainstream media for turning a blind eye to the government's violations he made a keynote speech at a hackers conference in germany peter all of it was in hamburg to for the international gathering perhaps the most anticipated speech of this year's chaos
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communication conference was the keynote address by journalist and political commentator glenn greenwald he delivered his keynote speech by videophone to a packed out auditorium here in albuquerque and which he praised edward snowden for the work that he's done and also called on those governments that have shown indignation at the revelations of how much this citizens of being spied on by america and its allies to do more than just show that indignation that they should do more to help a man who has sacrificed much in order to bring them the truth though he also addressed the u.s. and british governments accusing them of routinely lying to their citizens and speaking about the press in those countries said that they were complicit in allowing the governments to do that lie you to understand just how the american and british media function or ball is not to be adversaries their role is to be people all those factions they pretend to exercise over say the role of the us media and
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their british counterparts is to be voices for both with the greatest power and to protect their interests and serve them but this conference isn't just about the speakers it's also about workshops and we spoke to some of the organizers who are telling us just how with a little bit of knowledge you can help try and protect yourself fall in line with things like encrypted emails now to the likes of me who are borderline computer illiterate and also quite frightening however they sold me with just a small amount of knowledge you can make sure that what you want to stay private state private be too quick to parties fair we invited interested people to learn about cricket. free since a long while and we noticed since the summer that there's a huge crew eyes 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 i argue
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here and people told us i learned that if we are spied on and i want to protect myself and the conference always draws a good crowd this is the thirtieth year that it's been running however this year following those revelations from edward snowden it seems that more and more people are wanting to find out how they can look after their personal information online they've been coming here to try to find out how they are all over the new year just around the corner we continue our look at the big events twenty thirteen is said to be remembered for. one of the year's biggest stories was the hunger strike you made some guantanamo bay detention center despite repeated promises from the u.s. to shut the infamous facility remains operational continue to public outrage and out secret behind the barbed wire to see what life was like for the a base there. every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous prison
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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 here to t.f. you know 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
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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 the agent. area or if they want olive oil to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of the will. in fact some of our patients are so used to this they will. described which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to
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guantanamo they've certainly described it as torture 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 patients that had 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 this thing anymore because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me request declined 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
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they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them you know about their daily 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 old single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when
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officials deem that detainees behave better there will be warded 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. one ton of cuba. well we spoke to us federal public defender carlos warner who represents several. media coverage finally pushed the administration to releasing those cleared to leave. the president. promised in his first election campaign to close guantanamo it took the hunger strike for him to wake up on this issue and really turn the light switch on it began with him complaining that congress was prohibited them from doing any of these transfers and we work very hard colleagues
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in people on the right and the left in the united states to to give the president the power to transfer these individuals and he now has it one of the concerns i have with my clients and one of the things that i assure is that when they are transferred that they're transferred to a safe place that they will not be persecuted or prosecuted for things that they haven't done. we've been keeping track of understood one ton of which since it began in february just a click away on a website we've got a full timeline of events surrounding the tories facility for more of the stories that shape the bringing you more of our special report twenty thirty masses. these are. braving the elements if you want to just stand down and see us oil giants chevron. comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that
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summed up the gulag of our time. is an undeclared global battlefield in which again and it's just one of the front lines. strewn. strategic leadership. a longer cover team of journalists trying to release which documents. more pro-american they encounter peer. pressure.
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country blocks the way to information freedom. pleasure to have you with us here on r t today.
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writing the wave of media hype still with journalists across the globe seeking to interview the former high profile prisoner but important questions about his company's controversial actions back in the nine hundred ninety s. are going on ask such as how was you cos connected or not to the murder of a mayor in the city where the all job was registered. spoke to the mayor's widow. awful. because despite the fact that holocaust he has escaped responsibility on those counts i'm convinced he's behind my husband's murder. last year with the hoof was shot dead on his way to work but the whole thing is there for your palate he walked to work as he usually did and was shot he died from the last chart in the temple. but it does husband was the mayor of his few guns his murder riggin tightly wound with one of the most tourists legal sagas of the russia the case from one thousand nine hundred five giant was based in new q ganske
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and they'd taxes to the city and the region. by yukos 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 how did they insist her late husband as a mayor of the town were you because was registered was approached by top managers of the company with a look of offer. at first offer 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 but it wasn't the hoff refused to strike a 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
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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. the divorce why 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 her to kake to confess and clear his conscience . in those r.t. . check out a couple of big hitting stories online tonight so you seem to be clicking a lot on pairings of com. shouldn't force an american professor to resign after admitted his revolutionary aids vaccine which brought him a multimillion dollar grant that bring relief to those suffering we've got more on
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that story in the terms of incivility dot com and you can now for the ocean's most gracious predator to on twitter find out what the straightly and scientists have come up with to keep swimmers from an unwelcome shark encounter that on our website . right the sea. search for you and i would think that your. orders would. be in the. police in bahrain of arrested a prominent leader of the main shia opus ition block for allegedly insulting the country's interior ministry ali selman and his party have been organizing anti government activities in the city led kingdom he's been summoned five times in fact
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before by authorities and survived an assassination attempt last year i suppose decide how he's a member the same party is selma he says supporters have already shown their anger over the arrest here. actually since cali had been shifted to p.p.o. the people tried to demonstrate on roads and the authority sent their old police horses. on the other hand outs lots of people trying to get out. again if they decide to leave the tension problem behind this yesterday. pray in capital manama he tried to criticize the policy of the authenticity and. tried to remind the people of about what's happened on two thousand and thirteen which which means that he is talking about the situation in bahrain calling for them across the calling
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for peaceful demonstration this. is concerned by the authority as a crime. let's try to russian ship that has been caught in the antarctic for christmas with the astray and scientific expedition on board late is that we have to wait now till suddenly for help the vessel academic got stuck in some choose day well toys great breakers a chinese ship in a french vessel before it both failed in the rescue mission they've had to turn back now so all hopes are being pinned on a stray ship which apparently has the best chance of reaching the stranded scientists we're told the passengers and crew keeping their spirits up on board they've got enough supplies they're continuing their research despite the rain and festive setback. more world news in brief he was making headlines in egypt the student protesters being killed in clashes with police university in cairo state media say the violence sparked after supporters of the muslim brotherhood set fire
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to campus buildings organize it's neither allegation saying the demonstrators only resisted the use of tear gas against the at least sixty students were arrested in the disturbance. in southern india a fire over the express trains killed at least twenty three passengers including two children over sixty people were on board that train in the blazing gulf the carriage early on saturday is believed most of the victims suffocated the fish said the thick smoke from hampered rescue efforts because of the firestorm. in the us hundreds of people have been protesting against the appointment of william bratton as a commissioner of the new york police department held the post a decade ago but protesters say then he turned a blind eye to police brutality when he was in office rallied clued the mothers and fathers of those who were pilled by police officers. thanks for your company review watching us around the world he has appreciated up next the story of the wiki leaks associates who traveled across central asia in search of media outlets willing to publish leaked diplomatic cables i'm kind of kevin zero in but with more news for
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you maybe hope to see you in the thirty three minutes time again. 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 standoff involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti homo sexual comments in an interview this celebrity scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech and social network. 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 any t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if the situation
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were reversed and robertson was fired for making pro l.g. p.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 star's freedom of speech think cry that firing him would violate his rights and i'm sure some websites with make him into a hero or demand a boycott a closing of a n.d. 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. the laws i think these phrases to be much easier to even issue that is very interesting for us i'm not trees this is the right place to propose that they call it joining the group just these particular people we're working with who the fuck are you i was why do they do anything. why would they work with these chemicals why
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would they not work with these kind of mold many of them for money yes and this needs to be said they do this for the money yeah but of the why they are why everybody is doing things well known what a liar it's what are you judging this am having for the business here that i was judging. and the man you are judging no not even with the australians in these movies judging that it's ok i'm just saying any should be we need to be concerned that we are not going our own places saying we're better than you are because i've had this situation and i fucked off in years to there this is what i don't like to see this is approaching the one where if you seem out of seeing that you go to two people you mean open their doors you start out with them there's only room we can extend then when they have or that has a strong reaction you're like strong reaction when they said america was the cables because they didn't only do the first place it's also not knowing the action or before you have you have quiet then you get
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a slightly different opinion then you don't get that you only get the response they want to get as opposed to show in the audience what they will say about these things but do you not think that it is an interesting question to see if media around the world will do this and he will and he went on stealing of thing well that is an interesting question if it's an interesting question no two they are too scared to publish the way to go his argument in the morning is being written now or even if they see it in there are many other great tears but miss ali what was. what part what criteria are used the other. interests newsworthiness i know now that you can write a script every news organization that has a website has a website developer who can discuss. like that and they get free hits in google is very very it is very very profitable to publish cables because you don't have to write cables it's a pretty story. the point as far as i see it is that.
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there are boundaries to free speech in the same way as the boundaries to our thoughts and to our language and. when you speak when used to speak it is basically words we are dealing with and these boundaries do look differently in different countries but they are always exist in one way or another that's called a new sense of conformism or self-censorship we want to read maybe and we have a very unique opportunity to actually just show where these boundaries are doesn't necessarily mean that it's boundary is that boundary there remain showing where i ask people look back fondly that there is but the thing is that people usually are annoyed with people or if you're unaware of where the boundaries are the easiest we're getting all the.

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