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twenty four. i. feel. a spiraling high level corruption scandal in turkey triggers street violence police break up crowds demanding the government's resignation. yet you can a 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 . law is not to be adversarial but their role is to be spokespeople all journalist glenn greenwald scolds his colleagues for unquestioningly serving those in power as he addresses an international hackers congress. says the year winds down we look back at some of the most significant stories of
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twenty thirty and among them the hunger striking detainees of. force fed in response to their protest against indefinite detention. very grieving this is a kevin i am with you here at r.t. this delighted to have your company here in moscow our top story tonight 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 has led to a major cabinet reshuffle in the arrests and several top officials demonstrators are now demanding the country's prime minister one step down but the leader of self's calling the corruption allegations a smear campaign security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to push back the
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protesters in istanbul now two crews there and got caught up in the chaos of the right. places. in the face before the police again trying to push them back using. the police the way to be nice in face of this protest. that we. began trying to stand six months ago. we've seen. since we think. the political. speech. came in for. the past year but for the first thing we see the prime minister facing a challenge from the people. from within. a minute will it be for you. to. take us is. leaving. the free for the bullets we
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thank. you as we continue some of the places. of the cities telling us that space to crimea said i'm sorry to say. well for his part took his promises but addressed a crowd of supporters in the country's western city of minister earlier he vowed to put up a fight refusing to give in to the protesters demands freedoms journalist and blogger who was in istanbul times square last night as well she told me a deep divides emerged within turkish society. it's not just the crash and scandal it's just one of the recent explosives that that kind of came up on our one and leadership you have a big reference people who are against a ruling party and against the are no i'm 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 erupted 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. this is r.t. coming up we speak to the widow of a russian mer sas they did in the wake of a conflict with mikhail khodorkovsky former all company she tells us who she thinks from behind her husband's murder it's about fifteen minutes from now. but before that one of the other states most of toria surveillance techniques and sweeping phone tapping program has been ruled illegal a federal judge said it's crucial for security because it collects everything as he put it a must despite another federal judge concluding quote the boat phone records collection was likely unconstitutional or he's one of portnoy's got the story. a federal judge in new york william of pauli ruled friday that protections under the
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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 metadata program most likely violated the fourth amendment as part of that ruling 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 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 this is journalist glenn greenwald who's been channeling revelations from ministry whistleblower edward snowden lashed out of the mainstream media which has been a blind alley to go. to. germany to use played a role it was in the home as well for the international lawyer to go that route. perhaps the most anticipated speech of this year's calles communication conference
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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 they 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 the 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 base of knowledge you can help try and protect yourself line with things like. to the likes of me who are borderline computer illiterate and all sound 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 to 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 group in request 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 we actually asked people when they came why do i why are
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you 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 and find out how it all over there will be chaos communication congress as it's called on the way and how berg is urging hackers to fight widespread monitoring by raising the awareness of encryption one conference participant former m i five agent told me journalists are no help in the fight against government snooping. there has been no concerted telling of a blind eye by most of the national media in the case it's interested in came out and there are a whole range of different mechanisms that the government and intelligence agencies can use to control spies and to control the media within the u.k. when they're reporting inside stories not least things like the defense press
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advisory notice which is subsets shit by the media as well as threatening and we trust its most efficient secrets act as they did the guardian and prosecuting international journalists so there has been a woeful lack of meaningful discussion and not only within the british they certainly do so the british political classes and it's great to see the biggest helps to get the gathering yet from people from across the world and particularly european fairy very angry about this they cannot guarantee that their governments to protect their privacy rules they want to get into their own hands quite right. with the new year just around the corner of course we continue our look at the bigger beds twenty third team said to be remembered for. one of the biggest stories of the year was the hunger striking it made some guantanamo bay detention center despite repeated promises from the u.s. to shut the infamous facility it remains operational it continues to spark public outrage and r.t. crew were behind the barbed wire to see what life was like for the had made there.
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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 and the material that you guys are gathering to make sure that it advised 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
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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 in this series the program established to our. program accomplished within the purview of sorry old video and audio recordings and even sketches are carefully studied cell phones are banned from camps we're not supposed to 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 get more operations to detainees you know make it their mission so we try to photograph them to take down we are warned violations of media ground rules may result in restricted access denial of future visits and or remove all from guantanamo. if people just kind of mislabeled it and have a call to google for just not. giving the true picture i mean the only people who
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knows what goes on get more oss and the detainees and getting the detainees side of what goes on to get most apparently just couldn't be done of 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 then not using them is as you know. you know. making them some kind of curiosity you know on film a 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 it we are as transparent as possible after one minute glimpse at one detainee our schedule is in fact all
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booked up i pick up and they say were taken to the detention camp kitchen to witness how well things run their will 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 you give. that to the 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 well we've been keeping track of august so i could go on. the most since it began in february just a click away on
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a website we've got the full timeline of events surrounding the tories facility and for more stories and shade the it will bring you all for the reports of twenty thirty mounted on out. these are called spin count sally hammer braving the elements in order to stand on u.s. soil giants chevron. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that some have dubbed the gulag of our times. it's an undeclared global battlefield in which young and just one of the front lines.
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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 so on 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 kentucky like america and they can't put him in jail because they 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. first. and i think.
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again part of the x. tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky is right of the wave of media hype these days with journalists across the globe seeking to interview the former high profile prisoner but important questions about his company's controversial actions back of the nine hundred ninety s. are going on ask such as how it was you cause connected or not to the murder of a mayor in the city where the old job was registered and he's really spoke to the mayor's widow. and that does this by the fact that her kosky has escaped responsibility on those counts i'm convinced he's behind my husband's murder. why
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do you think the hoof was shot dead on his way to work with the whole thing yes reporter pilot he walked to work and he usually did and was shot he died from the last shot and the temple. the mayor has few guns he's myrick him tightly wound with one of the most notorious legal sagas of the russian you can skate from one thousand nine hundred five before a giant is used to you cue guns and they've taxes to the city and the region if they're welcomed by you because was registered there so when it came to tax revenues it was answering to the mayor of next to your guns but the whole 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 where you could was registered was approached by top managers of the company. i. first offered to reach an agreement they
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called it optimization of taxes back then production reached about seventy million tons of oil here they said there was too much but the and seven eight million tonnes would be more than enough. to hold for a few six tried to deal over he went on hunger strike demanding investigation into this 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. the divorce why it is sure that the real mastermind has never been held to account. that only time will solve the mystery surrounding
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my husband's murder but i'd just like her to kake to confess and clear his conscience. in those our team so that their stories go ahead so our website pangs of conscience forced american professor. to resign. with aleutian re aids vaccine which bought him a multi-million dollar grant won't in fact bring relief to those suffering roma had a website also to it r.t. dot com you can follow the ocean's most for a shows predator on twitter find out what a stray and scientists have come up with to keep swimmers from a very unwelcome shark encounter on our website. update on that russian ship that's been called in the antarctic for christmas with an australian scientific expedition on board they says is that they have to wait now till sunday for help the a vessel academic should kolsky got stuck in thick ice on tuesday to ice breakers
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a chinese ship and a french vessel before it both failed in their rescue mission there to turn back now all hopes of being pinned on the straightly and ship which party has the best chance of reaching the stranded scientists meantime we hear that the passengers and crew keep in the spirit of good enough supplies and they're continuing their research despite this latest setback. and check out some other world news in brief in egypt student protesters being killed in clashes with police a university in cairo state media says the violence sparked after supporters of the muslim brotherhood set fire to campus buildings organizers deny the allegations saying the demonstrators the demonstrators were only resisting the use of tear gas against them at least sixty students were arrested in a disturbance. in southern india a fire on an express train killed at least twenty three passengers including two children more than sixty people were in the carriage at the time when the fire broke out early on saturday believe most of the cuts and suffering in the fischel say six mo come for the rescue efforts because the place is still. a breaking story
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we brought you couple of hours ago reports now from bahrain this hour say at least selman the prominent leader of the main opposition bloc been released just hours after he was someone for questioning security forces used tear gas to disperse supporters of gathered outside his home demanding is immediate release was taken without explanation after an anti-government speech which according to the city led government to quote contain sick tarion language to incite hatred. the addicted man of europe that's the reputation the u.k. is in itself in recent years according to a leading social policy think tank very important did suggest one in every twelve brits between the age of fifteen and twenty four has tried so-called legal highs that totals around six hundred seventy thousand youngsters these drugs would land you in jail but his studies show they could be every bit as dangerous as their black list of equivalence since twenty ten the government's put temporary bans on
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fifteen such substances but the substitute drugs are popping up at a faster rate than the regulators can handle artie's polyploid investigates. 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 two substances are advertised online as a leap go 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 should tell me about the newest substance they've been looking into cycling as you can see these substances are
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dangerous men died when did he take probably it was decide one dissenter the 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 lawyers we have nurses we have managers we have teachers who have a group of people who do we necessarily and would label as drug users and i
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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. i programs can tell you off the bright my skies is here with more of the sky more of the financial headlines but we'll see again just over the next fool news update receipts to international.
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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 homo sexual 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 any t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if the situation 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
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they please would all be bashing the t.v. channel for violating the stars freedom of speech think cry that 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 a and a 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. welcome to the kaiser report max kaiser nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth. nothing is or them flattery which is why the financial details jamie diamond for example as a hero just having a ball rescuing the financial system he helped destroy while the truth is according
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to david de end of so on my magazine j.p. morgan c.e.o. just violated a federal statute carrying a prison sentence but will the punishment fit the crime. max yes i think this was the liberal media in america their kind of miracle on park avenue they were out 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 it 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 diamond violated section nine zero six of the sarbanes
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oxley act by his own admission yes yes because he's just dumping 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 amusing 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 essentially 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 up to give a banker like jamie diamond some kind of amusing reason to go to work he breaks the law is the same way kids would rip off the wings off fly flies or maybe a serial killer likes to go around killing people and burying them in the backyard just to break up the monotony of being you know in middle class nincompoops jamie likes to break the law he's a liza he lays a law breaking it that's as high.

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