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off to. these grainy army reportedly resumes strikes in eastern ukraine while conflicting reports put the number of casualties from tuesday's hospital shelling between two and twenty five. u.s. president barack obama pledges more support for the ukrainian army and lashes out at russia on the store of europe while at the same time trying hard not to bump into vladimir poet. and western countries label serious presidential election a sham but it's revealed that some nations banned ex-pat syrians from voting.
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is seven pm in moscow what you are to international with me really joshing are widely different casualty estimates from tuesday's mortar attack on a hospital in east ukraine and locals say that twenty five people have died but the military insists is just too the army's intensifying its crackdown on the self-proclaimed than his group public hotspot for the armed resistance against the current authorities in kiev well this video is from inside the building you can see people being carried to the cellar to shelter from the shelling and shattered glass is every you work here are some patients are lying on makeshift bads and stretchers the chief surgeon off the hospital received a serious had one and is now in a critical condition the building and the medical equipment inside was badly damaged and here's what one of the city residents told r.t. . people are afraid they're very scared came unexpectedly no one has been done and that's why most of the people are still in the sixteenth you
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know all roads are blocked by the army and they're not missing people out. here is in the embattled region for us and she's got more on the desperate position civilians are being put in by the operation. the region where i am has seen a some of the fiercest fighting so far what we have noticed is that over the past few days several positions belonging to anti government activists have been attacked as the army advances in the several directions this is in line with the new ukrainian president perishing reportedly said that he wants the east to be dealt with before his inauguration this coming saturday and what we have seen are cities increasingly coming and artillery fire we have been hearing from people on the ground that armored vehicles fighter jets helicopters and rocket launchers are being used against them now the ukrainian interior ministry has said that on choose date more than fifty anti government fighters were killed across the guns and
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region at the same time we are hearing from the ukrainian interior ministry that has confirmed that more than one hundred and fifty is strikes were used against the city of new guns and those now on choose stage during one of those airstrikes eight people were killed when the local administration building was hit that's a building that is in the city center as the fighting on the ground intensifies so more and more people are seeking shelter when they can in bunkers at the same time more are choosing to actually feel the eastern regions according to local authorities in the city of slavyansk nearly fifty percent of people have already fled and of course as the fighting intensifies so too does the humanitarian situation on the ground and we're hearing more and more stories of supplies struggling to get through and of people really struggling to make ends meet. now europe's main security body has confirmed on the center of lugansk which paul
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mentioned in her report was in fact an airstrike denies that ordered such an attack an army official say the explosion was the result of a failed attempt by anti-government fighters to launch a rocket from the building. also in logan's can say government forces have taken control of a military base after hours of firing and here you can see the korean soldiers leaving the camp and they were led go on harmed an armored vehicle guns and ammunition were seized by the activists meanwhile in kiev dozens of alter nationalist fighters from the right sector group have been sworn in as part of a special paramilitary battalion and been created to reinforce ukrainian troops in the east of the country it also includes some foreigners like these men. have come from europe everybody needs that either to go you know if you're going to regenerate the ear you might. be good and stay in the. ukrainian. world but you still feel. you get some as to that but i
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choose to do whatever it takes i'm listening to my ukrainian friends the way they want to fight and i fight for their side. well the battalion is formally under the command of the interior ministry but it's being financed by ukrainian businesses and private citizens members say they're well equipped with ammunition and sniper weapons. they don't have states is offering to train your trains forces on top of the millions in military aid it's providing to keep the idea was pitched by president obama who's touring europe. the g. seven summit in brussels there for us is paul scott has been following the american leaders visit. president obama is now in brussels after a meeting in poland with ukraine's president elect petro poroshenko now in that meeting president obama reiterated america's support for ukraine and even discussed the possibility of washington training ukrainian military and police personnel in
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the face of the deteriorating situation in the east of the country but it wasn't just ukraine that president obama offered support to you he says that the u.s. is standing side by side with all nato countries in europe including the likes of poland latvia and lithuania he says that american military presence in the baltic states in the black sea is a sign of america's commitment to those countries but he also spoke of support for non nato members within europe the likes of ukraine and georgia a whistle stop tour of europe three countries in three days but it did appear at one stage as if all that traveling might be getting the better of the u.s. president as he appeared to doze off during a speech by his up polish counterpart now if we can put that down to jetlag then it's not exactly clear what the excuse is that the polish president has for doing it exactly the same during president obama's speech now of course the g. seven which starts later on wednesday evening was initially meant to be the g. eight it was meant to be held in such
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a but out of it was council that was turned to the g. seven when russia was sidelined from the summit may not be invited to the g. seven but twenty four hours later world leaders will gather once again this time in france to mark seventy years since the d.-day landings and vladimir putin has been invited to that and it appears to give given french president francois hollande somewhat of a logistical headache now he seems hungry to try and prove his diplomatic skills so hungry in fact that he set to host two dinners on thursday evening one for russian president vladimir putin and the other one for u.s. president barack obama in an attempt to try and keep the two ladies apart from one another so it seems at the moment as if the west's attempt to try and isolate russia politically or resembling something from the playground it's a. not clear if when the west said that they would send a very clear signal to russia if dinner time was exactly what they had in mind now president obama also are a lot of ukraine for its restraint in dealing with the eastern uprising even as government artillery and jats bombard cities there the foreign affairs editor of
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chronicles magazine told us there's a very different moral compass at play when bashar al assad does x. it is a war cry and there should be a military intervention to say who are civilians but. are showing or someone else truth by washington sinks so low as to start using is messy work to leave our oceans against civilian targets in hospitals then of course it is a legitimate texturing against terrorists it is because the west the militants function on the basis of situational morality you know the words just like in lenin's bolshevism and act is not judged on its own merits but in terms of the ideological position of the actor. a lot of important gave french media an exclusive interview
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in which he said that although neither speak each other's language he had françois on monitor stand each other just fine the russian president was also questioned about nato. but if. any nation that willingly enters into a military alliance gives up some sovereignty for russia and this is unacceptable i won't comment on other nations but. it reminds me of. the general always trying to preserve from. that's worthy of respect there's another example the example of meter on who also spoke about a european confederation by the way russia. well russia says it's worried that top u.s. military officials are linking it to the boost in attacks in east ukraine r.t. dot com has a reaction to that as well as updates and pictures from the conflict. serious presidential election may have been branded a sham in the west but some countries didn't exactly help matters by refusing to
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allow syrian ex-pats to vote on their territorial critics say president assad's all but certain when well underlining is authoritarian grip on power right now watch the ballot for the first time in modern history serious cast their ballots to choose their president for the next seven years and this historic vote happened at the moment when the country's torn by long protracted war when some of the country's areas are still held by militant groups where the clashes are still continuing including damascus suburbs but what's maybe even more important that happened the moment when people out of three really tired of the situation that we have been able to speak to voters here in damascus and they told us that these elections brought hope back to them and. there was a voter turnout is very high and it reflects on nation's desire to participate in the election in syria deserves a lot and to have to vote and to stay neutral i mean. the
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syrian arab nations believe in victory freedom and democracy no one can deprive us of our freedom and dignity. syria off to morrow will be better. our future is bright and god willing the new syria will be even more glorious some of the western governments already claimed that they will not recognize the results of these vote even before the elections south of here in syria we've heard lots of criticism from some of the western countries and some of the arab countries as well they dismissed this photo as a farce saying that first of all the country is at war and second out of three candidates only current president bashar assad is known enough for the nation to be elected as the leader and this is why the results of this election is pretty determined to repeat governments didn't approve this vote to be held on the territories such as france belgium germany will have been able to speak to people living now in italy they also were forced to come back to syria to vote here and
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this is also the case with some of the arab countries such as the united arab emirates syrians who voted in a very difficult situation when the and when the international community actually did not support them but the elections happened and we are waiting for the results. a french professor of arabic literature of us on down believes that any vote seems a little too westernized if it doesn't sit down. it but you to do it is a failure of democracy the french foreign ministry is a referring to the vienna convention texts but there are no passages there saying that the host country can bar other nations citizens from voting on its territory and this is particularly shocking when coming from a country that has long been wanting to intervene in syria to protect democracy the whole situation is ridiculous these kinds of double standards have been in place for decades the west is saying that the ukrainian election is legitimate but serious is not one and one of those displeases the u.s.
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government it becomes illegal and illegitimate before we could at least expect a more moderate stance from the un but that doesn't happen anymore if the u.n. fails to decide on something the u.s. decides for it so well it seems there are a few family tax perks to being a one of britain's senior royals other brits are expected to pay their dues to the crown tax inspector for prince charles enjoys privileges for his multi-million pound inherited estate stay with us for the details and hear why some locals are furious. and a boost for worldwide whistleblowing a new website it's gone live promising a secure anonymous way to expose government wrongdoing.
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with the economic downturn in the final. days of the deal and the rest. of the if we. there's a leader so we leave the baby. by the seat motions for. your party is it. seems that no one is that good with the guess that you deserve answers from. politics.
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welcome back you're watching our future national and britain's queen elizabeth has laid out what the government plans to do before the general election and includes freeing up fracking for shale gas even on private land downing street wants to change the law on trespassing which would allow energy firms the right to tunnel hundreds of metres below people's property without their permission that's now cross live to george barda a social and environmental justice campaigner george thanks so much for joining us here on our t.v. well what is your assessment of the situation i mean is this likely to get an easier ride through parliament or have you got any anyone finding your corner in westminster. i mean there are significant civil society forces working against this unfortunately we have a situation where the opposition party is and this is pretty much across the board
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is really failing to take any kind of courageous stand they oppose the details of what the conservative party is doing well because. they haven't had the courage yet to really oppose the fracking industry on behalf of the many many local people that are against it and i mean this is quite an interesting electoral situation now recent polls have suggested seventy four percent of people including a significant majority of conservative voters are against this new movie which is about we need to see as part of a series of attempts to remove the power from people to have any control of what's happening to them up until now many thousands of people across the country have banded together to try and prevent this toxic technology coming to their communities and so they've got the government tends to do this the first day that they lied to people and try and persuade them to do what their business wants them to do. and then they try and bribe them which is what they've done in this case with the sort of cash incentives for local councils now that doesn't work they're
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just trying to change the law to ride roughshod over a lot of the will of the people. well it's a very interesting situation but it is indeed yeah i mean you know it's important and this party is paid for by big business and so it's an interesting gamble when the yeah go away don't be dismayed instead of the voters are against it prime minister cameron is one of the most vocal supporters of fracking but you know he's got to be concerned about losing votes down if that is so unpopular with people next year. you know i mean this is very much a gamble the reality is the conservative party is paid for by big business and the sun newspaper owned by rupert murdoch is very much behind fracking that's the most popular newspaper in this country and they even did a sort of a special edition to try and motivate people to be pro fracking so what they're essentially doing is gambling that pleasing the big money that pays for them is more important than pleasing their voices because obviously big business pays for the media and so that it's all interconnected is
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a huge there's an irony there that the you know george in france for example in holand which are britain's neighbors protesters managed to somehow force their governments to ban fracking but do you think you'll ever get such a protester sort of attitude in the u.k. to you know make what was there a very much a very. you know give an example the question was there as you're giving give an example france and holland where people managed to you know ban fracking in their countries do you think this is likely to happen in the u k. i think it may well happen i think it's going to take a lot more struggle but the evidence is very interesting that because of all the propaganda there are so you know quite a number of people who say oh maybe we should go ahead with fracking they've been sort of lied to and told that the lights would stay on otherwise but what we do see in the polls is that in the question of whether it should happen in your local area virtually everybody says no so what we're going to see is well continuation of what we've seen so far and i mean every time fracking companies try and try and get into
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these in the ground underneath these communities there will be opposition but equally i imagine the government will continue to try and use its power to write as i said before right roughshod over the will of the people so this is this is really a battle between big business and the power of local communities to organize against that big business sure well george at this point i made some future relies on it pretty much does indeed but think it so much for sharing with us your concerns on the issue that was george barda social environmental justice campaign. group as well as well as greater freedom to go fragging the queen's speech to parliament also include a pledge to lower people's taxes but who needs a tax break when you don't pay much anyway holy boyko reports on how the granite state belong to the queen's era gets to keep more of its money than others. he's keen to project himself as authority more to print spots mediæval habits are hard
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to shift. thanks to fourteenth century law to this day be added to the british throne is exempt from paying tax prince charles has volunteered to pay income tax since nine hundred ninety three but he doesn't pay corporation or capital gains tax on his duchy of cornwall estate essentially the. company that's what it comes down to so it has a whole bunch of property interests which is so. the point is no the property company has an exemption from the law it may have been established over seven hundred years ago but the duchy of cornwall is a modern day money making machine it's worth seven hundred sixty two million pounds it owns one hundred thirty one thousand acres of land and went south three thousand
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five hundred individual lettings lager business. they are the biggest. go to big. brother manager the russians are showing. there is campaigning for greater transparency of prince charles's tax affairs say that unlike multinational corporations such as google amazon and starbucks prince charles doesn't need a complex web of offshore companies to avoid paying tax thanks to his title of juke of cornwall he's simply entitled to not pay their various acts of parliament. breaks them that is not an offense. in this day and age completely the duchy a state strongly denies any kind of tax avoidance but the prince says tax affairs have been coming under increasing scrutiny last year here in westminster m.p.'s
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quizzed the juke of cornwall's personal. ate over the cheese profits and why they're not subject to tax now a new bill being put through the house of lords is campaigning to strip prince charles of his privileges the idea is radical and not likely to be passed safe and now as the old saying goes there's nothing more certain than death and taxes unless you're the prince of wales in which case only one of those applies. london american lawmakers are taking namecalling to whole new level and anger the chinese by planning to rename a street in front of their embassy in washington in honor of a jail dissident and nobel prize winner its backers say it's to raise awareness of china's human rights record but you can't explains how the motives might be less than noble. a group of thirteen members of congress have sent out a letter to the mayor of washington d.c.
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in the city council asking them to rename the street in front of the chinese embassy here in washington after a chinese dissident and nobel peace prize winner new show is now in jail in china there's a group in washington that encourages policymakers to rename streets in front of embassies of states that the u.s. wants to snuff after dissidents in those countries so that every time somebody sends a receives a letter from that embassy they would be reminded of that person so some lawmakers here found got really excited about this idea with regard to the chinese embassy and wrote this letter the letter says the timing is auspicious he says this modest effort would undoubtedly give hope to the chinese people who continue to yearn for basic human rights and representative democracy well whether the timing is really that favorable considering the strained u.s. chinese relations i asked the u.s. state department they said they know nothing about the letter congress. named a street in front of the chinese embassy after jailed nobel placement in dissident the embassy here in washington. are you at all not aware they might not like and
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i'm happy to. but the chinese called the idea this was spectacle and provocative most recently the u.s. justice department charged five chinese military officers for hacking into the computers of six u.s. corporations it's clear that these officers will never actually be prosecuted it is largely seen as a symbolic gesture and the idea to rename the street after chinese dissident tool we've seen is a symbolic pinch in washington i'm going to check on our team now al george who from international strategic alliance has told r.t. that america's behavior is not only childish but that its priorities are on the wrong path. very in the into the message in the america we have this expression jerking jerking their chain and i think congressman the. congresswoman pelosi was doing exactly that but you know it also reflects on something that's very very badly on the u.s.
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congress what it shows is that they're not able to get together and work together in national interest truly big issues that the u.s. government in the u.s. is facing like the deficit spending or national debt or ending the war in. afghanistan in the middle east but the big get together on this very issue just to annoy the chinese and it seems they may have their priorities all wrong in trying to do this this kind of silly little maneuver. and quick wrap now of some other stories from around the world the taliban's released a video which has shows the handover of a u.s. army sergeant and had held captive for five years in afghanistan oh bergdahl was released on saturday in exchange for five guantanamo bay detainees the militants video and with a caption don't come back to afghanistan president obama has been criticized by
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republicans over the prisoner swap believing it could risk american lives. in rio de janeiro hundreds of teachers have protested over brazil's huge expenditure on hosting the football world cup dinner began in just over a week demonstrators tall for more money to be directed to health and education and demanded an increase in salaries brazil has seen a regular protests against the estimated eleven billion dollars being spent on preparations for the event. now whistleblowers have a new way to spread a word about what they what the world's really get. up to expose facts dot org went live on wednesday and it's seen as an alternative to we get x. and providing a secure outlet for an anonymous information sharing lawyer carolina received told us why she thinks such platforms are vital to society there is a serious offer and life track priests involved are doing that type of clique
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so we need to understand and hopefully batteries would not be necessary right we would not we should not be sacrificing to feed to those if has i sat there are there is information involved that actually should be accessible to all or there should be more accountability by society has a whole people has the right or should have the right to understand how their lives aren't back by surveillance and by government actions and how they can react should doles true legal process. and coming up on out here national cross-talk debate whether western approach to ukraine's crisis could lead to you and if you're watching us in britain you get another behind the scenes look at your team news team.
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don't. leave me. alone welcome to crossfire where all things are considered on peter lavelle ukraine is being destroyed before our very eyes but the west mainstream media will have nothing to do with this cruel reality actually the mainstream is in lock step with state department spokesperson jen psaki she doesn't know much about anything particularly history politics and geo political facts but one thing is undeniable she certainly has no sense of humanity when a washington backed government kills its own people.
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to cross-talk the crisis in ukraine i'm joined by my guest diana johnston in paris she is an american political writer in berlin we have always brooks he is a political analyst and a professor for european studies and in new york we cross eric draitser he's a geo political analyst and founder of stop imperialism dot org. you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it eric i go to you first in new york we're doing this program on the ukraine obviously but through the lens of through the world of saki what is your take of the way she is reporting from the wall from the state department. well i think it's interesting because in many ways she embodies the u.s. foreign policy establishment that is to say arrogant beyond belief but utterly uninformed when it comes to world affairs when it comes to world history and when it comes to the geo political and strategic reality of the us russian relationship in many ways of course for her role is to be a propagandist is to be
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a mouthpiece for the state department but in effect what she is is a symbol of u.s. foreign policy she is a symbol of a blundering foreign policy i would add by the obama administration and in fact i think that the entire episode in ukraine really from november of two thousand and thirteen in the association agreement i think illustrates quite clearly what the united states political establishment is really all about it is about leverage it is about power politics and most importantly it is not interested in things like democracy international law the rule of law or any of these other high minded notions and i think that these sort of behavior in recent weeks in recent months is really a good indication of that they're not interested in truth and peace they're interested only in power and have gemini only watching the state department briefings they don't even like to answer questions they just deflect everything and when facts are thrown at them they could dismiss it as propaganda or somebody else's opinion it's
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really is eric said here i mean it really comes out is a reflection of american foreign policy it doesn't like to be challenging it doesn't like to be interrogated and by the way your fault follows along washington . i don't think it is fair treatment to pick a random position of someone and start some sort of a propaganda war here i spent all morning in various european union related to the ukraine was very high on the agenda if you look through german media obama's visit in war so shows that there is a clear commitment to do something for deescalation and i. think it's not just a question of showing pictures i mean who is to right and who is wrong but rather to find a common denominator for a dialogue and not to exchange mutual active stations well ok but that's what the u.s. state department does all of the time and it is escalating the problem in ukraine it back to new legal coup these are things western media and the state department don't like to talk about but we do on this program diana if i can go to you in
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paris here you know it if they do frame all of these things as being very black and white i mean it's all russia's fault there's no agency of the people in ukraine particularly in the east it's must must be somehow their fault the civilians are being killed by these militias that are supported by washington. well i would like to stress another point which is. how they act they don't know anything but in fact all of this was planned it was all planned last september and september two thousand and thirteen there was a conference held in yalta that was called the west eastern builder of. which was financed by the knowledge oligarchy pinchuk and the economist reported at the time that it was deciding the future of ukraine and
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hillary clinton was giving a speech and tony blair was there and she won paris was there and general petraeus was there a dozen us officials all of the big names of western policy making and they were there to plan the future of ukraine and so this was no surprise and there was a working. poor russian there who forbes said was one realistic person who said what this would mean for the economy of ukraine it would be a disaster for has reported that but i've never heard that the russian. i was warning that this would be a economic disaster and also saying that this was a red line for russia so that everything that has happened since the russians the reaction was perfectly focusing but the american policy makers and they decided that despite all of that they were to make a new cold war and i think all of this is absolutely intentional and it was planned
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ok erica i agree with a lot of what we just heard there but they didn't do a very good job i mean one i know what their end goal was but they haven't gotten there and they will not get there and the whole process of getting there has been one stumble after another but it's all being painted is well russia started all of this which is of patent law i yeah i would i would agree with that point and i would also stress that in many ways diane is absolutely correct in terms of the planning of all of this operation and certainly with regard to an operation of this magnitude you can never foresee all of the different outcomes all of the variables that go into this sort of an equation i think that to a large extent the establishment of the west believed truly believed that they could either get to go back into power that they could get some other perhaps more friendly oligarch. seems to toe some kind of a middle line although he certainly interested in nato and interested in courting the west so really i think that these distinctions are somewhat secondary in
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importance and i also agree with the idea that the purpose was to not only dislodge ukraine and pull it into the western sphere of influence but that this was to use the twenty five year policy of nato expansion as the lever through which they would achieve all of these goals and yes of course the corporate interests are certainly involved everyone from monsanto and call in agra to be in the chevron interested in fracking interested in the agricultural sector interested in picking apart piece by piece the assets of the ukrainian state all of that is absolutely true but the geo political reality is something that was not so. we planned a few months ago this is a part of a long standing policy of nato expansion for the purposes of containing and ultimately dismembering russia and i think that the major equation here or perhaps the wrinkle in the equation is that they did not foresee the countermeasures and acted by president putin and by russia and that is what is change the calculus of
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all of this only you know the europe always talks about democracy how is it you brussels help democracy in ukraine let me first come back to what the previous speaker said the pendulum swings from pure ignorance that has no clue what's going on to conspire ever see which we now see being executed as some sort of an imperialist force the european union is not an imperialist organization and i don't think aside from a few people in poland for historical and for the political position no one in the european union would like to see that ukraine becoming a member of the club so what they would like to see in the future as some sort of a helping hand is to come back to the negotiation table and to find a common denominator between the package that was offered. we've already we've already been there only it was called february twenty first remember the agreement brokered by the european union and then it broke its word. you can't go back in
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time. you can always go back to the negotiation table and find a solution which is acceptable for russia the people in the ukraine and the people in the european union this is the only possible well of course that's the only way it's going to work but washington says no no no and and brussels is saying exactly the same thing i respect your opinion but that's not the reality right now diana in paris go ahead. well you know i looked out. over rocker and i see he's talked about bridges now the obvious natural role for ukraine was to be a bridge because it's a country that actually has been extended too far to the east and too far to the west so that you don't have a unified country you have a part that really is culturally part of russia and you have a part that wants to be part of the west and so the natural role from the european
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point of view was that ukraine would be a bridge and the point is that the u.s. does not want that and the european union is going along with a policy that i would maintain is totally against european interests the european interests are to develop trade with russia and that's good relations with russia and have a peaceful continent the u.s. policy it's been declared by a. serious and so on is to prevent. a united continental and to make. to use ukraine not as a bridge but as an obstacle by forcing russia to defend itself which it had to do given the aggressive moves of the european union because why were all of those american officials there yeah it wasn't just because i mean this is supposed to be about a european deal and all those american americas what they're interested in is extending nato and that's their main concern and their main concern is to get nato
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surrounding russia as much as possible and so they were have they were at cross purposes and that's what i know victoria nuland use bad language speaking about the european union because the americans have their own goal and the europeans are simply following against their own interests ok well i want to jump in here we're going to go to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on ukraine stay with our kids. isn't. the interview.
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welcome back to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle to remind you we're discussing the crisis in ukraine. ok let's go back to bull horn of propaganda let's go back to the state department
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here they talk about democracy they talk about civil society they talk about a european future for ukraine but the people that are running the shop right now hardly hold any of those values but the west never tells their audiences that or voters that's correct and i think that it's a good starting point would be the five billion dollar figure that victoria nuland admitted regarding u.s. investments in so-called civil society in ukraine going back a number of years and so what you've seen then is that the united states and its western partners have thoroughly infiltrated so-called civil society in so-called democratic institutions of ukraine and i think we should also add that the united states of course is not interested in democracy the united states is only interested in its own interests and when democracy or the vineyard of democracy serves its interests then it trumpets that it champions it and when it doesn't it will not and so that's why you see a clear hypocrisy in terms of the u.s.
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attitudes towards the the recent vote in ukraine in which poroshenko became the new president and the vote in crimea and the votes in donetsk in the other regions those votes those democratic processes in electoral processes that don't conform to the u.s. state department foreign policy line they will not recognize and we see this all over the world as well whether you want to talk about zimbabwe whether you want to talk about libya whether. you want to talk about any number of examples elections and democracy are merely a tool of u.s. foreign policy in order to further its own agenda and if i could go back to a previous comment that was made with regard to europe and the european agenda it's not simply that the european union is an imperialist entity as as the other speaker had mentioned but that the european union is part of a larger system that it is an integral component of a u.s. dominated but not exclusively a us imperial system one that is pushing towards the doorstep of russia putting
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strategic missiles in eastern europe to menace russia moving towards outright confrontation and europe has followed along lockstep and this is one of the tragedies of the european establishment only would you like to respond to that. a month ago with celebrated the tenth anniversary you know if you start in large part of the european union and if we compare the situation in poland and the ukraine not so long ago where they were on the same level of economic development and if we now compare poland with the ukraine one can clearly see you that we do have a broad variety of civil society institutions that people in poland identify with their level of income stream magically they managed to survive the financial crisis much better than anyone who was not part of the system so one can clearly show by the fact somebody. says you will see it in western justice in the except laughing
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our help do you say to him but he should reflect how does the european union respected government in kiev they came about illegally has known fascist in it and you in the you're just building another little europe there. but wait a minute i want to jump in all right go ahead and go ahead and then go ahead. because that poland that that poland that whole and argument was exploded by precisely the form of journalist back in september saying that using the comparison with poland is completely unrealistic because poland was not in a terrible financial state. that ukraine is in and that the it's more reasonable to look at what has happened to croatia and hania who actually were very prosperous and have become much less prosperous in the european
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union and ok. let me well let me jump in here because i think we're getting all that point taken i'm buying we're getting off the point and let me go back to enter because ukraine is in a civil war let's not talk about. right now ok eric this is where it's going to and this is part of the plan most likely or one of the contingencies but if you can't get all of the country trash it that's correct and that's been u.s. policy for many many years managed chaos crisis management the united states if it cannot effective regime change is successful regime change operation such as you saw say in libya then the secondary target the secondary motivation would be to create a chaotic situation where no particular leadership can emerge where there cannot be independent economic development and when there cannot be a functioning state and that seems to be the direction that all of this is heading in ukraine and i would also add something very important that i don't think anybody else is mentioning or if they are i haven't heard it yet and that is the fact that
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what the key of the so-called government in kiev is doing is an outright war crime because in the nuremberg principles and in the geneva convention there are specific references to collective punishment to the publishing of a civilian population for political and or military and strategic goals and that is precisely what is happening in the east of ukraine the military under the authority of key of if not controlled or asserted control over the. donetsk over lugansk over mario pull over any of these cities in the east they're not gaining any territory they're not pacifying the population they're not doing anything other than killing civilians and killing self-defense forces this is undoubtedly collective punishment and it's time somebody started throwing around war crimes charges against the government in kiev and its patrons in the west why doesn't brussels speak out more forcefully about the killing of civilians in ukraine let me go to berlin go ahead. brussels speaks in. stride which is part of the poor listing nature of the
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european union and that's the good idea of the western type democracy with its freedom of expression that you can literally hear every possible voice even though only i can say yes i mean. you're talking about civilians being murdered why doesn't brussels speak out because the american white house doesn't seem to care. it's your time to you know as much as everybody else knows that this is about the integrity of the territory and this is that a monopoly of the state executing its force if they are a separatist movements every country of this planet would fight back this is a very simple principle and it doesn't need an additional education over the issue then why does the europeans only because what. does it go ahead eric. so then why does the european union celebrates a crime when someone about because of the war in his own country is doing precisely
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the same thing. you want to respond to that they're making all kind of interesting well what interesting comparison but i don't know when i'm going to go with that and it's an illegitimate comparison you guys compare the situation in the ukraine with zimbabwe and leap and whatever you like ok well yes these are regimes killing their own people that they're being backed by the united. the european union paris it's got it donna please yes i was going to say obviously the united states didn't feel the serbs were justified although serbia wasn't a democratically elected government by the way didn't think that serbia was correct in keeping costs of all with with any of the slavia. then you can go to other governments there but that was a european government which which was bombed by nato and for simply wanting to keep this country together so i don't i don't think this is this is serious at all
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but what i'm saying about making an obstacle between europe if you crave is bogged down in civil war which looks to be happening that creates an endless barrier between the european union and russia because all of the hype is to make russia the enemy and for being responsible for things which is not responsible and that is the way to keep europe and the continent divided and ruled by us had to moni that is u.s. policy and it is using ukraine one way or another to to separate western europe for russia in a hostile manner with all this terrible russia bashing all of these columnists writing horrible articles about russia and putin and so on is the cold war all over again ok let me tell you i may jump in here i want to ask all of you i
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would have let me jump in here i want to ask all of you the same question here starting with eric ok mr putin is going to go to normandy for the commemoration of the why didn't they sion of europe during the second world war if there is a photo op of those leaders that of mr putin what will the caption say. the caption will. at least from putin's perspective the caption would say make sure you smile make sure you smile make sure you smile because putin is not interested in escalating a diplomatic in a geo political conflict any further than it already is the sad fact about what has happened in ukraine is what putin said all along that the west and russia are intimately connected economically and financially and that it is not in anybody's interest to sow chaos in eastern europe and particularly in ukraine which is so
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vital and so putin is looking obviously to find a way to deescalate tensions while at the same time not conceding any of the most critical points regarding ukraine that being that ukraine must remain neutral must remain nonaligned that the rights of russian speakers in donetsk in the eastern regions must be respected and that some kind of a federalized system where in the regions have some degree of autonomy must be maintained so that at the very least russia's interests particularly with regard to the gas pipelines that they have in ukraine but not exclusively that interest are of course further they are going to be the same question. have all these leaders of normandy photo op what's the caption where i. agree with eric. priority of the day and if they find a solution no matter who is initiating it this is what the country or its. last word will quit well no i wish that they would remind use the meeting to remember
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that it was russia that defeated. germany which had invaded russia and russia is not the expansion as russia gave up its ok very very optimistic note thank you very much. i guess in paris for new york and thanks to our viewers for watching us here at our see you next time and remember across the. the only thing. is a. claim the specifics of the tried to. play polo.
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i. think. if you create an army reportedly resumes airstrikes in eastern ukraine while conflicting reports with the number of casualties from tuesday's hospital shelling between two and twenty five. u.s. president barack obama pledges more support for the ukrainian army and lashes out a russian ronnie's to review up one of the same time trying hard not to bump into vladimir putin. and western countries label serious presidential election a sham but it's revealed that some nations banned ex-pat syrians for voting.
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good evening i'm kevin zero in this is our international it's eight pm now here in moscow our top story tonight there are widely different casualty estimates from choose days mortar attack on that hospital in east ukraine locals say twenty five people died but the military insists is just too the army is intensifying its crackdown on the self-proclaimed donetsk republic a hotspot for the armed resistance against the current authorities in kiev this video about see now is from inside the building you can see people being carried to the cellar to try to shelter from the shelling shattered glass is everywhere here some patients along on may shift beds and stretches the chief surgeon of that hospital received a serious head wound he's now in a critical condition the building of the medical equipment inside was badly damaged is what one of the city residents told us. that people are afraid they're very scared their town came unexpectedly no one has warned us and that's why most of the people are still in the city now all roads are blocked by the army and they're not
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missing people out. artie's paulus lee is in the embattled region she's got more on the desperate positions of billions of being put into now by this ongoing operation . the region where i am has seen a some of the fiercest fighting so far what we have noticed is that over the past few days several positions belonging to anti government activists have been attacked as the army advances in the several directions this is in line with the new ukrainian president perishing reportedly said that he wants the east to be dealt with before his inauguration this coming saturday and what we have seen are cities increasingly coming under artillery fire we have been hearing from people on the ground that armored vehicles fighter jets helicopters and rocket launchers are being used against them now the ukrainian interior ministry has said that on choose date more than fifty anti government fighters were killed across the guns and
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region at the same time we are hearing from the ukrainian interior ministry that has confirmed that more than one hundred and fifty airstrikes were used against the city of lugansk those now on choose stage during one of those airstrikes eight people were killed when the local administration building was hit that's a building that is in the city center as the fighting on the ground intensifies so more and more people are seeking shelter when they can in bunkers at the same time more are choosing to actually fee the eastern regions according to local authorities in the city of slavyansk nearly fifty percent are people have already fled and of course as the fighting intensifies so too does the humanitarian situation on the ground decline and we're hearing more and more stories of supplies struggling to get through and of people really struggling to make ends meet. for its part of europe's main security borders confirmed be a turk on the center of which paul motian didn't report there was in fact an
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airstrike cleared denied and ordered such an attack army officials say the explosion with the result of the failed government fighters to launch a rocket of the building. also in lugansk county government forces have taken control of a military base after hours of fighting there you can see ukrainian soldiers leaving that camp they are being let go on harmed an armored vehicle guns and ammunition was seized by the activists meanwhile in kiev dozens of ultranationalist fighters from the right sector group of been sworn in as part of a special paramilitary battalion it's been created to reinforce ukrainian troops in the east of the country it also includes some foreigners like these men who claim to have come from europe. they have a fairly good evening to you know the lovely high you've been regenerated here you might. be i was being the only we'd be. ukrainian you see there on the flag itself. if it comes to that but i choose to do what
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everybody else i'm listening to my ukrainian friends the way they want to fight and i fight for their side the battalions formally under the command of the interior ministry but it's being financed by ukrainian businesses and private citizens members say they're well equipped with ammunition and sniper weapons. the united states is offering to train ukraine's forces on top of the millions in military aid it's providing to kiev the idea was pitched by president obama who's currently touring europe on route to the g. seven summit in brussels therefore a says paul scott who's been following the american leaders visit. president obama is now in brussels after a meeting in poland with ukraine's president elect petro poroshenko now in that meeting president obama reiterated america's support for ukraine and even discussed the possibility of washington training ukrainian military and police personnel in the face of the deteriorating situation in the east of the country but it wasn't
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just ukraine that president obama offered support to he says that the u.s. is standing side by side with all nato countries in europe including the likes of poland latvia and lithuania he says that american military presence in the baltic states in the black sea is a sign of america's commitment to those countries but he also spoke of support for non nato members within europe the likes of ukraine moldova and georgia a whistle stop tour of europe three countries in three days but it did appear at one stage as if all that traveling might be getting the better of the u.s. president as he appeared to doze off during a speech by his up polish counterpart now if we can put that down to jet lag then it's not exactly clear what the excuse is that the polish president has for doing exactly the same during president obama's speech now of course the g. seven which starts later on wednesday evening was initially meant to be the g. eight it was meant to be held in such a but out of it was council that was turned to the g. seven when russia was sidelined from the summit may not be invited to the g.
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seven but twenty four hours later world leaders will gather once again this time in france to mark seventy years since the d.-day landings and vladimir putin has been invited to that and it appears to give given french president francois hollande somewhat of a logistical headache now he seems hungry to try and prove his diplomatic skills so hungry in fact that he set to host two dinners on thursday evening one for russian president vladimir putin and the other one for u.s. president barack obama in an attempt to try and keep the two ladies apart from one another so it seems at the moment as if the west's attempt to try and isolate russia politically or resembling something from the playground it's a. not clear if when the west said that they would send a very clear signal to russia if dinner time was exactly what they had in mind i'm correspondent for scott there well president obama also lauded ukraine for its restraint in dealing with the eastern uprising even as government artillery and jets bombed cities there were the foreign affairs editor of chronicles magazine
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till this is a very different moral compass at play here than when bashar al assad does x. it is a war crime. there should be a military intervention to see who are civilians but where are showing her or someone else proved by washington sinks so low as to start using airstrikes and messier to use against civilian targets in hospitals then of course it is a legitimate protection against terrorists it is because the west the militants function on the basis of situational morality you know the words just like in lenin's bolshevism and act is not judged on its own merits but in terms of the ideological position of the actor. they were putin go french media an exclusive interview which he said that although neither speak each other's language he and francois hollande understand each other just fine the russian president was also
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questioned about nato. that on the. only way you only think you that any nation that willingly enters into a military alliance gives up some sovereignty for russia this is unacceptable i won't comment on other nations though that's their business it reminds me of show the goal of the general always trying to preserve france's sovereignty that's worthy of respect. other developments to russia says worry the top u.s. military officials are in kiev linking it to the boost in attacks on east ukraine. more reaction to that as well as update some pictures from the conflict. serious presidential election mobeen brother the sham of the worst but some countries didn't exactly help matters but refusing to allow syrian ex-pats to vote on their territory critics say president assad's all but certain when we're on the line is or for a tarion grip on power. watch that but for the first time in modern history syria's
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cast their ballots to choose their president for the next seven years and this historic vote happened at a moment when the country's torn by long protracted war when some of the country's areas are still held by militant groups where the clashes are still continued including damascus suburbs but what's maybe even more important that happened at the moment when people out of three really tired of the situation that we have been able to speak to voters here in damascus and they told us that these elections brought hope back to them and they. want the voter turnout is very high and it reflects our nation's desire to participate in the election in syria deserves a lot and to have to vote and to see a new terror. the syrian arab nation believe in victory freedom and democracy no one can deprive us of our freedom and dignity syria syria off to morrow will be better our future is bright and god willing the new syria will be even more glorious some of the western governments already claim
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that they will not forget noise the results of these vote even before the elections south of here in syria we've heard lots of criticism from some of the western countries and some of the arab countries as well they dismissed this vote as a farce saying that first of all the country is at war and second of the three candidates on the current president bashar assad is known enough for the nation to . be elected as the leader and this is why that we sell to election pre-determined some view of the given incident to prove this to be held on the territories such as france belgium germany we also have been able to speak to people living now it's only they also were forced to come back to syria to vote here and this is also the case with some of the arab countries such as the united arab emirates syrians who voted in a very difficult situation when a war in their country and when the international community actually did not support them but the elections happened and we are now waiting for the results.
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french professor of arabic. believes any vote seems illegal to westernize if it doesn't suit. you it is a failure of democracy the french foreign ministry is referring to the vienna convention texts but there are no passages there saying that the host country can borrow other nations citizens from voting on its territory and this is particularly shocking when coming from a country that has long been wanting to intervene in syria to protect democracy the whole situation is ridiculous these kinds of double standards have been in place for decades the west is saying that the ukrainian election is legitimate but serious is not why and one of those displeases the us government it becomes illegal and illegitimate before we could at least expect a more moderate stance from the un but that doesn't happen anymore if the un fails to decide on something the u.s. decides for it. coming up it seems there are a few family tax perks to being one of britain's senior royals while the brits are
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expected to pay their dues to the tax inspector chosen george privileges for his multi-million pound inherited estate stay with us for details on but and he were locals a furious about it to get a boost for worldwide whistle blowing any websites gone live promising a secure anonymous way to expose government wrongdoing on the case that. well why dolfin this break. that. i would like to go did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy correct albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across the cynical we've been hijacked lying handful of
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transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once built up my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem to try to fix rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing are not defined ready to join the movement then walk away from the big picture. lizabeth has laid out what the government plans to do before the general election
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that includes freeing up fracking for shale gas even on private land downing street wants to change the law on trespassing no which would allow energy firms the right to tunnel hundreds of meters below people's property without their permission social environment or mental just as campaigner george barda claims the government's been paid by big corporations to push toxic drilling through the reality is the conservative party is paid for by big business the sun newspaper owned by rupert murdoch is very much behind fracking is the most popular newspaper in this country and they even did a sort of it special edition to try and motivate people to be pro fracking so what they're essentially doing is gambling that pleasing the big money that pays for them is more important pleasing their voters every time fracking companies try and try and dig into these in to the ground underneath these communities that will be opposition but equally i imagine the government will continue to try and use its power to ride over the will of the people so this is this is really
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a battle between big business and the power of local communities to organize against that big business and as well as greater freedom to go fracking the queen's speech to parliament also included pledges to lower people's taxes but who needs a tax break when you don't pay much anyway ali boy who reports next on how the grander state belonging to the queen's there gets to keep more of its money than most others. he's keen to project himself as authority morton prince but mediæval habits are hard to shift. thanks to fourteenth century law to this day be added to the british throne is exempt from paying tax prince charles has volunteered to pay income tax since one nine hundred ninety three but he doesn't pay corporation or capital gains tax on his duchy of cornwall estate essentially the. company that's what it comes down to so it
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has a whole bunch of property interest which is for so. many reading which. the point is no the company has an exemption from the. it may have been established over seven hundred years ago but the duchy of cornwall is a modern day money making machine it's worth seven hundred sixty two million pounds it owns one hundred thirty one thousand acres of land and went south three thousand five hundred individual lettings lager business many they are the biggest. go to big one in london but a manager the russians are showing prize traction there is campaigning for greater transparency of prince charles's tax affairs say that unlike multinational corporations such as google amazon and starbucks prince charles doesn't need a complex web of offshore companies to avoid paying tax thanks to his title of juke
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of cornwall he's simply entitled to not pay their various acts of parliament which these acts apply. but if he does he breaks them that is not an offense it's not a crime. in this day and age completely gratis the duchesse state strongly denies any kind of tax avoidance but the prince's tax affairs have been coming under increasing scrutiny last year here in westminster m.p.'s quizzed the juke of cornwall's personal. eight over the dutch cheese profit and why they're not subject to tax now a new bill being put through the house of lords is campaigning to strip prince charles of his privileges the idea is radical and not likely to be passed so for now as the old saying goes there's nothing more certain than death and taxes unless you're the prince of wales in which case only one of those applies. r.t.
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london. the royal family fortunes of some experimental parenting online most british scientists now are taking the extended family concept a controversial step further knowledge of babies being born to three parents or the u.k. is given the green light to the research despite warnings of the dangers more door to door com also led to the children of church choosing hitler for inspiration a p.r. campaigns bug fired in the american state of alabama for quoting the nazi leader on a billboard. was so blowing snow have a new way to spread the word about what the world's really getting up to expose folks dot org went live wednesday it's seen as an alternative to wiki leaks and providing a secure outlet for anonymous information sharing lawyer carolina received he told us why she thinks platforms like this are vital to society there is a series of priests and like traffic priests involved are doing that type of leak
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so we need to understand and hopefully our batteries would not be necessary right we would not we should not be sacrify ito's has a sad there are there is information involved that actually should be accessible to all or there should be more accountability by society has a whole people has the right or should have the right to understand how their lives sorry back by surveillance and by government actions and how they can. reaction to old true legal process. first a deed months a year no since edward snowden's leaks rocked the world's political arena join us in our to go special coverage for that but we've also got a report online too on the scandals that was sparked by the n.s.a. revelations it all to you don't come.
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american lawmakers are taking namecalling to a whole new level of the chinese now by pledging to rename a street in front of their embassy in washington in honor of a jail dissident a nobel prize winner did back is to raise awareness of china's human rights record but he's going to come explains the motives might be less than noble group of thirteen members of congress have sent out a letter to the mayor of washington d.c. in the city council asking them to rename the street in front of the chinese embassy here in washington after a chinese dissident and nobel peace prize winner new show he's now in jail in china there's a group in washington that encourages policymakers to rename streets in front of embassies of states that the u.s. wants to snuff after dissidents in those countries so that every time somebody sends a receives a letter from that embassy they would be reminded of that person so some lawmakers here found got really excited about this idea with regard to the chinese embassy
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and wrote this letter the letter says the timing is auspicious he says this modest effort would undoubtedly give hope to the chinese people who continue to yearn for basic human rights and representative democracy well whether the timing is really that favorable considering the strained u.s. chinese relations i asked the u.s. state department they said they know nothing about the letter congress wants to maine to street in front of the chinese embassy after jailed nobel prize winner dissident even here in washington. are you at all were you not aware. might not like and i'm happy to. but the chinese called the idea this respect full and provocative most recently the u.s. justice department charged five chinese military officers for hacking into the computers of six u.s. corporations it's clear that these officers will never actually be prosecuted it is largely seen as a symbolic gesture and the idea to rename the street after a chinese dissident who is seen as a symbolic pinch in washington i'm going to check on our team. international to do
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. has told me that america's behavior is not only childish here but that its priorities are on the wrong path to. a very in the internet message in america we have this expression jerking jerking their chain and i think congressman. congresswoman pelosi was doing exactly that but you know it also reflects on something that's very reflective very badly on the u.s. congress what it shows is that they're now able to get together and work together in national interest on the truly big issues that the u.s. government in the u.s. is facing like the deficit spending or national debt or ending the war in. afghanistan in the middle east but the asian being get together on this very issue just to annoy the chinese and if it seems like they have their priorities all wrong
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in trying to do this this kind of silly little maneuver. the taliban has released a video which they say shows the handover of a u.s. army sergeant held captive for five years in afghanistan but bergdahl was released on saturday in exchange for five guantanamo bay detainees militants video ends with the caption go back to afghanistan president obama's been criticized by republicans over the prisoner swap believing it could risk american lives. in rio hundreds of teachers are protesting over brazil's huge expenditure on hosting the football world cup due to begin in just over a week now demonstrators called for more money to be directed to health and education instead and demanded an increase in salaries brazil's seen regular protests against the estimated a billion dollars being spent on preparations for the event. where this america's nuclear waste problem is hillary clinton's early start in the twenty sixteen presidential election campaign mass surveillance moral come up and breaking
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a set. quite often this bright. world with. science technology innovation all the least of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. i marinate join me. in our cold and financial. harry interview and much. only on the bus and only on.
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what's happening guys i'm having martin and this is breaking the set of big news to report of the environmental protection agency has the e.p.a. just unveiled a new pozole concerning greenhouse gas emissions the plan mandates that emissions from coal fired power plants be cut by thirty percent based on levels from two thousand and five only one caveat though these plants don't have to meet the standard until twenty thirty over fifteen years from now you have just enough time to get coal companies time to find the loopholes to get out of it but seriously while the plan is an important step in the right direction the actual impact on carbon emissions will have is a classic case of too little too late secord power power plants are responsible for
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about three quarters of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to electricity in this country and reducing them by a little less than a third just isn't going to cut it if we're truly serious about climate change to mention that state plans to comply with the new regulation aren't even due to twenty seventeen also meaning that the next president could easily overturn the mandate and as for individuals who no longer want to contribute to the carbon catastrophe while they're being met with fierce opposition. local governments yes some states have actually made it illegal to live off the grid one woman from cape coral florida relied soley on solar power and rainwater was harassed by city officials for her lifestyle and forced to reconnect to the city's water system i guess individuals trying to make up for the government's lack of action on climate change is just too radical emotion so while many are the loudly applauding need carbon plan we're going to see a lot more urgent action out of federal and state governments because a crisis of historic proportions requires
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a historic solution so let's stop playing politics and let's break this. please please. please be very hard to please. you better act with that are there. but the rise in technological prowess you would think that the world would have
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figured out by now a way to safely store nuclear waste but a disturbing story emerging out of new mexico's los alamos laboratory demonstrates that once again humanity is clueless when it comes to managing radioactive material last week the u.s. energy department announced that it would miss a deadline to move drums of nuclear waste from the laboratory to a more secure facility in texas c. with wildfire season in fast approaching officials are worried that the fires could reach los alamos requiring the removal of nearly four thousand cubic meters of waste by the end of june but thanks to a radiological leak from one of the containers back in february officials can't be certain about the safety of transferring is hazardous materials and the likely cause of the leak kitty litter yes it's comforting to know that the same material used to dispose cat crap is also used to secure nuclear waste officials are saying that the switch to organic kitty litter caused a heat reaction and a subsequent release of radiation now the leak occurred at the waste isolation
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pilot plant or w.i.p.p. in nearby carlsbad new mexico where these drums are you. usually transferred given that this plant is the country's only long term nuclear waste storage facility of its kind but since that leak the department of energy has shut down the w.i.p.p. until it can determine that of facility is safe but when it comes to the nuclear industry it's not just radioactive waste that we have to worry about it's astronomical monitary waste as well over in charleston south carolina the federal government is injecting billions of dollars into a nuclear project that it doesn't even want to see all the way back in one thousand nine hundred nine the government signed off on a deal to construct a plant that would transform plutonium into commercial fuel nuclear field rather sounds like a great way to convert waste into something usable right well unfortunately not one nuclear power plant in a country has actually agreed to burn the fuel and its reactors and fast forward nearly fifteen years later and the original one point seven billion dollars price
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tag project has ballooned to three and a half billion and is expected to cost at least another four billion to complete furthermore officials now claim that all together the project will cost more than thirty billion dollars to operate the plant for the next twenty years well all of these factors have led the energy department to call for a halt of the useless plants construction and energy secretary ernest mone is was one of the architects who helped broker the initial deal is on board as well great but thanks to south carolina politicians who love seeing the infusion of federal cash into the state that's not happening anytime soon in fact back in april south carolina republican governor nikki haley actually threatened to sue if the government halted construction he said that the plants costs are not the state's problems and told reporters quote you've made a very real investment there's a structure and everything there now they're just going to walk away from it it really defies all logic actually what really defies all logic is that this plan was
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ever approved in the first place because thanks to last month's audit from the energy department's inspector general. we now know that long before the project was approved officials discovered the building's designs were so shoddy that they didn't even meet the department's standards for approval sounds par for the course but thanks to the bureaucratic nightmare that is the energy department the project was approved and now we're set to spend another four hundred forty two million dollars on this steaming pile of worthlessness during this year alone so once again nuclear is creating all kinds of nightmares every look but i guess that's just the price we pay for technological insanity. over the weekend scholars activists and students gathered in new york city for the annual left form a law form was founded in the sixty's aiming to bring the leftists and progressive
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academics from all over the world together this year's conference doing as they did six thousand people participated in panels debates with guest speakers like cornel west and seattle city council member so want and the growing popularity of the event indicates a real rise in alternatives to the current establishment join me now to go over the highlights of the two thousand and fourteen law form and what's next for the movement conference corner dr seth adler thanks so much for coming on. thank you have a it's good to be here so every year the love form is given a new theme this year it was reform and or a revolution imagine a world with transformative justice talk about this and how it differs from years past. well you're right this is the tenth year that the left forum has developed in new york city an outgrowth of the socialist scholars conference which you mentioned has a venerable twenty one year history and each year a new theme is taken up and generally it finds the many activists and scholars who come to this conference thinking about what is pertinent and relevant in this
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particular time so the year when occupy was. large and growing the theme with occupy the system confronting global capitalism last year was about ecological and economic transformations mobilizing for them this year as you've mentioned reform and a revolution imagining a world with transformative justice and partly the theme and partly the idea that there's a forum on the left side of the spectrum for thousands of people to gather and converge and network every year those sort of twin pillars of the left forum bring thousands and thousands of people out it really starts with probably the organizing by a whole multitude of social movement people a year in advance as they think of what we want to do in this new york city three day conference in convergence they develop their networks their social
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and cultural and other routes and build these panels in which we see four hundred panels workshops that then it's films concerts you name it all going on at one time i mean i just spent a year in a period really quick i was a speaker at the la farm this year as i mentioned how the discussion focused around how do a lack of more leftists and progressives in an office nationwide. right you know another one of the dimensions of what goes on each year are that independent parties and left the democrats also come to the forum to at the very least talk with each other but they go past that so whether you have the green party of the working families or socialist alternative as in the case of sharma and you could name about fifty other parties they come together to discuss strategies differences and potentials and as you've indicated this year with this exciting victory and
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many others left forum was just sort of filled with debates that span the spectrum of examining the lack of access to poor people and people of color throughout ever growing parts of the united states to actual dialogues between the different elected officials and others on topics like electoral ism and or revolution. addressing the or marginalizing the power of state capitalist and party elite strong title that cornell west chris hedges richard wolfe and laura flanders engaged in and sharma so want was part of these debates throughout the entire three days it was very exciting it's a great i mean it's an event that's sorely needed south and i really think we are at the point where it is about reform or revolution at this point it's so corrupted i mean there are also a lot of radicals there also
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a lot of people who are obama supporters i was wondering what you thought about kind of the rhetoric that continues to capitulate to the democratic establishment and how that kind of turns the progress of like the life form of the truth movement . well. deterrence now seems to be turning toward inspiration in that i think there's a large rejection of the major are. meant by you know in the beltway so to speak of the great advances in democratic and liberal and reform politics reform democratic and liberal politics are vital to be sure but the other sides of the matter find and you hear this reflected in thousands of conversations in the hallways and elsewhere before him the other side's i think of that issue are that there is really an absence a a retrogression a turning backwards of the democratic move forth of the liberalization move forth
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of the reform move forth so that for every one policy changes so forth in washington or even at a local level i think people would agree we now see it's preciously in the progressive hopes that people have now see about twenty either failures stifling co-opted movement and that's gotten folks really riled up and really in need of places to at least discuss and debate the issues let alone recognize the difference that as you mentioned with the electoral move forth of of leftists and progressives in the change in you know not accepting the democratic sort of mainstream politics you see that you see this reflected in how these networks are building on the ground sometimes under the radar absolutely so sorry about
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a minute left but once the event was said and done were there any breakthrough ideas of roadmaps that left as an progresses can follow moving forward and how can i get involved. well the closing session deals with you know where to from here and i think one of the best ways to understand you know the rather fragmented condition on this left spectrum or the a gala tarion spectrum is that breakthroughs are not. necessarily going to be seen in straightforward ways that may mean breaking news or sad. but on the other hand when you think about left for him is just one note or one place in many many in the social movements in the political movements in the cultural movements that get reflected there breakthroughs are that this convergence has built over ten years and it keeps on getting more and more people so in one by one all of the panelists all of the workshops who are bringing
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together their networks they're able to develop further plans in the strategies to get feedback from others and what you see the day after the forum is that a thousand groups there are twelve hundred speakers this year are strained thin in how they understand their role and their abilities each time they move through a left forum to other forms of activism it's so in crucial south because i think one of the biggest criticisms of the left can't get its stuff together and we can't really come together on these main core issues and that's why the form is so central thank you so much for coming on everyone get involved dr south conference really appreciate it thank you abbi coming up i'll talk about why hillary clinton isn't exactly the progressive dream she's been portrayed out. to make it with. some. choose to.
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much. only on the bus and only on our. first trip. and i think that. it's not unusual for ex politicians to poland six figures for speaking at places
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like prestigious universities or corporate dollars and former first lady and secretary of state hillary clinton is certainly no different since leaving office fifteen months ago clinton has raked in a whopping five million dollars from over ninety speeches an apparent is that a cool two hundred grand a pop and she's spoken everywhere from private equity firms to wall street banquets including two stints for goldman sachs late last year or she did a one on one killing its c.e.o. lloyd blankfein and hillary's cameo spots also include elite think tank such as brookings the atlantic council on a sit down at the carlyle group but i guess we shouldn't be surprised that clinton is chummy with these unelected policymakers considering what she had to say about the council on foreign relations back in. two thousand and nine. it's good to have an outpost of the council right here down the street from the state department we get a lot of advice from the council so this will mean i won't have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future listen it's
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one thing when x. politicians go on these tours to improve their personal retirement funds but it's another thing entirely when someone like hillary is amassing such a fortune who is almost guaranteed to be running for president in two thousand and sixteen clearly these events are also serving the framework for the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign and the hundreds of millions of not over a billion dollars she will have to raise to compete and to see where hillary clinton's loyalties lie one needs only to look at our top five political donors which include wall street big wigs like goldman sachs j.p. morgan chase morgan stanley along with citi group sit in at number one but it's not just wall street that has hillary clinton in its golden pockets and number two defense contractor in the country has a cozy relationship with the clinton family for years back in two thousand and ten boeing donated a whopping nine hundred thousand dollars of the clinton foundation just months after secretary of state clinton made a shameless pitch in russia for the weapons manufacture securing
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a huge three point seven billion dollar contract now as despicable as this over bribery it is it's far from a shocking and hillary's case during her entire term as a senator and then secretary of state she's represented the most hawkish wing of the administration and the democratic party supporting the most extreme military intervention and bombing campaigns of the so-called war on terror starting with her unapologetic vote for the illegal invasion of iraq when she stated in two thousand and two i believe the facts have brought us to this fateful vote are not in doubt yeah i'm moving on to afghanistan where hillary stood on the side of the war machine when. lobbying for the tory of same failed troop surge see according to former secretary of defense robert gates as memoir he and hillary often found themselves on the same page when arguing for escalating the afghan war in two thousand and nine according to gates obama's efforts to allow the white house to
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dictate foreign policy quote offended hillary clinton as much as it did me and fact according to the nation two dozen current and former administration officials foreign diplomats friends and outside analysts describe mrs clinton as almost always the advocate of the most aggressive actions considered by mr obama's national security team and of course we can't forget about one of her poorest decisions while at the helm of the state department libya and no dare allies i'm not talking about benghazi instead we can thank hillary clinton along with former u.n. ambassador susan rice for getting the u.s. to bomb libya and we all know how that turned out a vacuum of leadership has led to a completely failed state largely run by bands of militias moving on to iran or clinton is notoriously been as hard line as john mccain regarding the country's nuclear capabilities i'm good morning america back in two thousand and eight clinton bellicosity declared that quote in the next ten years during which you wrong might bullishly consider launching an attack on israel we would be able to
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totally old deliberate then wow but when it comes to the middle east clinton doesn't discriminate against who she wants to bomb take syria for example not only did she support the near bombing campaign but even before the chemical weapons crisis erupted clinton along with former cia director david petraeus heavily advocated arming the syrian rebels with weapons so while the m.s.m. continues its nozinan obsession over clinton's role in the photo benghazi scandal what mainstream anchors won't mention is her continuous support for everything in the military industrial complex represents. so for all the progressives out there who are rightly upset over obama's perpetuation of the american empire and imperial gemini you should probably be even more scared of the prospect of a clinton dynasty continuing in two thousand and sixteen because once you peel back the layers hillary clinton is not just a mere wolf in sheep's clothing she's an unabashed hawk through and through.
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it's no secret that america loves to consume in fact every holiday the years now associated with the sales event like black friday or cyber monday simply to celebrate an endless line of credit you'll never be able to pay back i'm sure you've seen the circus of people swarming outside of stores and camping out for days on end just to buy the latest tickle me elmo it's because of this toxic mindset that activists everywhere have begun to boycott black friday urging people to reject mindless consumerism and interestingly the shopping campers are protected by security forces while occupy activists protesting against the event are treated like terrorists if you think i'm exaggerating check this out according to four thousand pages of government documents obtained by the partnership for civil justice fund that's exactly what happened and the jewels who participated in
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a consumer boycott during the two thousand and eleven holiday shopping season report outlines how fusion centers participated in terrorism intelligence gathering during the black friday boycott and over the story might not sound shocking in the age of mass surveillance that could set a dangerous precedent for the future treatment of activist groups so tell me go for the latest report i'm joined by executive director of the partnership for civil justice fun mara for hayden heavier thank you so much for coming in mara thanks for having me so through for your requests your organization uncovered this story what prompted you initially to investigate the black friday story or did it come out of your larger investigation with fusion centers this is our larger investigation that we did into the us gov. it's intelligence apparatus along force and apparatus and how it's turned to focus on social justice movements in peaceful protest in the united states and starting in the fall of two thousand and eleven with the crackdown on occupy across the country we launched a series of foyer demands to federal agencies to local agencies trying to pull out
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the documents related to coronation and discussion and we've done investigation for the last several years into this and this set of documents is remarkable because it's a window into the fusion centers that has never been revealed before and we're going to get into that window very very dark when. what types of actions were activists and organizers and dejan and that would have actually related them to terrorist in the eyes of law enforcement zero and that's what's so much about the fusion center is these are there are seventy eight fusion centers around the country they were created after september eleventh with the u.s. government telling the people the united states we must spend billions of dollars to defend against catastrophic acts of violence and to use intelligence services to root out and stop catastrophic acts of violence but instead what we can see is these fusion centers turning their attention to what is acknowledged to be peaceful social justice protest and here we have documents showing repeatedly throughout these materials an extreme focus from law enforcement intelligence officials federal local talking about whether or not there is going to be
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a diminish in retail sales on black friday and organize boycotts and calls to buy local and shop at your independent seller and one of the documents we have is a document coming through washington d.c. from a top intelligence fusion official in washington is also the director of the joint terrorism task force here and he sent it through the washington fusion center which is a washington regional threat analysis center again supposed to be you know looking for what they claim are threats to the united states from catastrophic acts of violence whether they focus on they circulated a thirty page report. written by a trade association the international council of shopping centers where they are mapping about. some of those threats to be on the lookout for free noncommercial street parties sit ins flash mobs alternative mass green transport activities posing as legitimate shoppers mara how can alternative mass green transfer possibly
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be seen as a threat anyone bright or how can how can the idea that you don't want to go away and go into debt on black friday and do mindless consumer shopping how can a consumer boycott fit into so-called antiterrorism authority it's unbelievable it really is the list is just astounding this wasn't about this is what's so crazy to me this wasn't about protests in the government or even the police this was a protest against consumerism should be worrying that the state is treating a boycott of corporate america as if it is a terrorist threat well it shows us the relationship it really shows what we're seeing more and more of which is these intelligence agencies are acting and it's almost a private security arm for wall street for the banks for the corporations for corporate america in this instance and private security is really the wrong word they weren't protecting from violence or danger they were protecting from people not shopping right. unbelievable how these fusion centers now that you've learned a tremendous amount about them how do they differ from what we originally thought
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that they did and now that we see kind of how large the sense of mass spying really is how do they fit into the larger picture well the fusion centers are really i think a very dangerous element the united states in addition to being just a gigantic rat hole of waste i mean you think about the amount of our taxpayer money that is being poured into these unchecked centers and we also saw a lot of partnering with corporate private security arms i mean people just look at this and they're feeding the trough here and it's something that has to end and interestingly the senate itself the u.s. senate in two thousand and twelve did an investigation into fusion centers which the washington post referred to as being completely wasteful enterprises that were . doing nothing that we fall and in fact violating civil liberties and at the time the fusion center said well that's just old data you don't know how great or operating now when we have the documents that show actually what they're doing and what we're calling for the partnership for civil justice fund is we've launched and the fusion center campaign and we're urging people to come to big brother america
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dot org it's a new website big brother america org and join the campaign and the fusion centers i couldn't agree more and what's amazing is that through this investigation mars you found out that p.c. j.f. your organization was actually also targeted by the homeland on national security what happened well we found one of the documents that was turned over to us is a document with a d h s commander using his personal e-mail address he signed up to get constituent e-mails from the partnership for civil justice funded apparently it's not educating him sufficiently and he is reading the e-mails and then he sends them to his. e-mail address in from there circulate them further out to other law enforcement authorities and we found a number of those documents one of which was focused on the fact that michael moore the filmmaker and director had endorsed a campaign we had launched to drop the charges against the seven hundred occupy protesters mass arrested in the brooklyn bridge believable really quick we have about a minute left but give us
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a plug again about how people can end these fusion centers one time from why it's so important to and them well it's very interesting that we're seeing so many people across the political spectrum in the united states of people the united states don't want to have their government spying on the monitoring and disrupting surveilling catalonian peaceful protests so if you go to big brother america dot org we're getting a huge response from people you can sign up there you can join the campaign you can take action and we think it's time to defund the fusion center absolutely thank you so much for coming on her head and health care executive director partner for some civil justice but i can't speak today there's so much thank you join me again tomorrow you guys and i break the set all over again. claims the specifics of the trying to. play polo going to be. part of the story taking every minute.
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the spanish find out more visit. creating army reportedly resumes their strikes in eastern ukraine again while conflicting reports put the number of casualties from tuesday's hospital shelling between two and twenty five. u.s. president barack obama pledges more support for the ukrainian army and lashes out at russia on his tour of europe while at the same time trying hard not to bump into vladimir putin. and western countries label serious presidential election a sham but it's revealed that some nations banned ex-pat syrians from voting.
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do you think this is r t international my name is kevin now in our top story this at nine pm here in moscow there are widely different casualty estimates from choose those mortar attack on that hospital in east ukraine locals are saying twenty five people died but the military's insisting it's just to the army's meantime intensifying its crackdown on the self-proclaimed donetsk republic a hotbed for the armed resistance against the current authorities in kiev this video from inside the building you see now you can see people being carried down to the cellar to try to shelter from the shelling shattered glass is everywhere and here is some patients lying on makeshift beds and stretches the chief surgeon of that hospital received a serious head wound of his apparently now in a critical condition because of it the building of the medical equipment inside was badly damaged too this is what one of the city residents told us. a lot of people are afraid they're very scared for their town came unexpectedly no one has warned us and that's why most of the people are still in the city now all roads are
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blocked by the army and they're not messing people out. of his paulus lior that is in the embattled region for as she's got more on the desperate position civilians have been put in by this ongoing operation. the region where i am has seen a some of the fiercest fighting so far what we have noticed is that over the past few days several positions belonging to anti government activists have been attacked as the army advances in the several directions this is in line with the new ukrainian president perishing reportedly said that he wants the east to be dealt with before his inauguration this coming saturday and what we have seen are cities increasingly coming under artillery fire we have been hearing from people on the ground that armored vehicles fighter jets helicopters and rocket launchers are being used against them now the ukrainian interior ministry has said that on choose date more than fifty anti government fighters were killed across the gonski and
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region at the same time we are hearing from the ukrainian interior ministry that has confirmed that more than one hundred and fifty is strikes were used against the city of lugansk those now on choose day during one of those airstrikes eight people were killed when the local administration building was hit that's a building that is in the city center as the fighting on the ground intensifies so more and more people are seeking shelter when they can in bunkers at the same time more are choosing to actually fee the eastern regions according to local authorities in the city of slavyansk nearly fifty percent of people have already fled and of course as the fighting intensifies so too does the humanitarian situation on the ground decline and we're hearing more and more stories of supplies struggling to get through and of people really struggling to make ends meet your security border times confirm that the a turk of the center of the gun squidge paul mentioned in
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a report there was in fact an airstrike. army officials say the explosion was the result of a failed attempt by anti-government fighters to launch a rocket from a building. also in lugansk county government forces are taking control of a military base after hours of fighting there you can see ukrainian soldiers and leaving the camp they were let go on armed. and armored vehicles guns now been issued was seized by the activists there meantime in kiev dozens of ultranationalist fighters from the right sector group of been sworn in as part of a special paramilitary battalion it's been created to reinforce ukrainian troops in the east of the country it also includes so foreigners too like these men who claim to come from europe. they have a fairly quickly that all the lovely guy you have been the region larry. the eldest being the only. you create here you say that you still feel as if it comes to that but i choose to do what everybody else listening
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to my ukrainian friends the way they want to fight in their favor there so the battalions formally under the command of the interior ministry but is being financed by ukrainian businesses and private citizens members who are well equipped and i mean if in with ammunition and snipers weapons. the united states is offering to train ukraine's forces on top of the millions of military aid is provided to kiev the idea was pitched by president obama who's touring europe on route to the g. seven summit in brussels their forces pull scott who's been following the american leaders visit. president obama is now in brussels after a meeting in poland with ukraine's president elect petro poroshenko now in that meeting president obama reiterated america's support for ukraine and even discussed the possibility of washington training ukrainian military and police personnel in the face of the deteriorating situation in the east of the country but it wasn't
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just ukraine that president obama offered support to you he says that the u.s. is standing side by side with all nato countries in europe including the likes of poland latvia and lithuania he says that american military presence in the baltic states in the black sea is a sign of america's commitment to those countries but he also spoke of support for known nato members within europe the likes of ukraine moldova and georgia a whistle stop tour of europe three countries in three days but it did appear at one stage as if all that traveling might be getting the better of the u.s. president as he appeared to doze off during a speech by his up polish counterpart now if we can put that down to jetlag then it's not exactly clear what the excuse is that the polish president has for doing it exactly the same during president obama's speech now of course the g. seven which starts later on wednesday evening was initially meant to be the g. eight it was meant to be held in such a but out of it was council that was turned to the g. seven when russia was sidelined from the summit putin may not be invited to the g
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seven but twenty four hours later world leaders will gather once again this time in france to mark seventy years since the d.-day landings and vladimir putin has been invited to that and it appears to give given french president francois hollande somewhat of a logistical headache now he seems hungry to try and prove his diplomatic skills so hungry in fact that he set to host two dinners on thursday evening one for russian president vladimir putin and the other one for u.s. president barack obama in an attempt to try and keep the two ladies apart from one another so it seems at the moment as if the west's attempt to try and isolate russia politically or resembling something from the playground it's a. not clear if when the west said that they would send a very clear signal to russia if dinner time was exactly what they had in mind a correspondent for scott president obama also lauded ukraine for its restraint in dealing with the eastern uprising even as government artillery jets bombard cities there was talk. of a cold march is a political and social relations lecture at britain's leicester university pleased
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to feel the programme thank you dr would you describe ukraine's operations and shelling in the east as you see in any way as restrained in any shape or form with the word. no i mean we seem to see an escalation really of the ukrainian government's attacks on its own population and really i don't think one has to be a kind of strategic genius to work out that with every missile fired from a ukrainian military jet into. a civilian area into rebel base you know this is only going to. alienate the east further and really exacerbate the situation and this all started off with wanting to join the e.u. closer ties with the e.u. how much closer is ukraine to join the e.u. today than it was last year when all this kicked off. well i think there's been a little bit of a myth in terms of why this is been presented on all sides i mean since ninety
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ninety eight effectively. i asked which would express ukraine's desire to achieve e.u. membership and consistently thins then the e.u. even through the orange revolution the e.u. has basically said no and has instead offered ukraine and number of deals frameworks but all premised on no one membership so really this association agreement is part of the eastern partnership framework and that is premised on the front on the idea that ukraine will not become a candidate. tree so if it's never really going to become a full part of the family why is the e.u. so much support wallace rhetoric that's going on at the moment well well well this is really this is really a good question i mean what we see is a very much a kind of propaganda stick language by the you know come come and join us but the reality is that ukraine has since ninety eight consistently asked for membership
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and the e.u. has consistently said no so. so what is the future of kiev as you see it at the moment with regards the e.u. and who's really driving this than is it america that is driving the current problems words at all stemming from i mean i'll i i do think that there are problems in ukraine reflect genuine political differences within ukraine itself but i think the problem is that both the e.u. and america have very actively intervened kind of totally ignored that these are genuine political conflicts within the you chosen to champion very much one side and are actively encouraging and aided the crane in government as we know to basically launch military attacks on its own population of rather than encouraging political dialogue term because we got to leave it there thanks for your thoughts of political international relations lecture at leicester university
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the u.k. as you are thank you. for. they have a potent gave french maid an exclusive interview when she said that although neither speak each other's language she and friends were alone understand each other just fine russian president was also questioned about nato. but it did say you that any nation that willingly enters into a military alliance gives up some sovereignty for russia this is unacceptable i won't comment on other nations that that's their business it reminds me of show the goal of the general always trying to preserve france's sovereignty that's worthy of respect by the developments to russia says it's worried the top u.s. military officials in kiev were in kiev linking it to the attacks on east ukraine are a reaction to that as well as update some pictures from the ongoing conflict. we
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all told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports so i'm like. no i will leave them to stay clarke to comment on your latter point. secure because i'm not talking no. thank you no more weasel words. when you made a direct question he prepared for a chase when you when you should be ready for a. freedom of speech and slid down the freedom to. i think right. now like. what if.
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it's like. syria's presidential election may have been branded a sham in the west but some countries didn't exactly help matters either by refusing to allow syrian ex-pats to vote on their territory critics say president assad's all but certain when while on the line his authority tarion grip on power riff and watch that. for the first time in modern history syria's cast their ballots to choose their president for the next seven years and this historic vote happened at a moment when the country's torn by long protracted war when some of the country's areas are still held by militant groups where the clashes are still continued including damascus suburbs but what's maybe even more important that happened at the moment when people out of three really tired of the situation that we have been
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able to speak to voters here in damascus and they told us that these elections brought hope back to them and what they mean you're not going to want to vote to turnout is very high and the true facts on nations are desired to participate in the election in syria deserves a lot and to have to vote and to see gnutella. that the syrian arab nations believe in victory freedom and democracy no one can deprive us of our freedom and dignity city of syria off tomorrow will be better our future is bright and god willing the new syria will be even more glorious some of the western gun. it's already claimed that they will not forget nice the results of these vote even before the election started here in syria we've heard lots of criticism from some of the western countries and some of the arab countries as well they dismissed this vote as a farce saying that first of all the country is at war and second of the three candidates only current president bashar assad is known enough for the nation to be
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elected as their leader and this is why the results of this election is pretty determined some viewer of the government's didn't approve this vote to be held on their territories such as france belgium germany will have been able to speak to people living now in italy they also were forced to come back to syria to vote here and this is also the case with some of the arab countries such as the united arab emirates syrians who voted in a very difficult situation when war in their country and when the international community actually did not support them but the elections happened and we are waiting for the results our correspondent damascus discussed series election of foreign policy analyst and director of the antiwar answer coalition batteries on the other broad. looks like bashar assad will win this election is that down to his overwhelming popularity or is it a grip on power what do you put it. well i think there's no denying the assad
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government has a very large popular base not necessarily because everybody loves bashar al assad or wants the political system to be unreformed but they see the stark choice between those who are promoting civil war in their country have taken as a consequence of civil war hundreds of thousands or one hundred thousand plus lives and those who are funding in arming and financing the civil war from abroad and who are doing so not really because they want democracy but they have their own sordid interest in terms of creating a proxy government in syria i think it's an important step a civil wars aren't ended by elections but this is a sign that the assad government does have considerable poverty popular support when it does wall street catherine ashton only to be the youth from policy chief she's had denounced the bottle is a legitimate frog's belgium to do the same thing whatever the outcome he is going to make a difference on the world stage the rest the world stage outside syria well it won't make any difference for those who are determined to carry out civil war in
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syria and that would go for the united states in the e.u. slash nato countries they're determined to keep the syrian population bleeding because they're frustrated they're frustrated when they said assad must go assad has no role in serious political life and assad managed to survive through tenacious support that he has both from the military and from the population or a big part of the population they're very frustrated so no it won't change those who are driving the civil war but it does signal that the a political settlement could be possible if the west changed its attitude if it changed its course if if if what's going to happen in the interim period if he gets back into power and have sued or if he's reelected what are the rebels going to do that there's going to be about. right i don't i don't know that the question really is a debate going on in washington between those in the neo conservative wing of the
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u.s. government who are demanding and are frustrated that obama hasn't done more to arm and create a bigger civil war and the obama administration which is obviously wary as they as he indicated in his west point speech about another quick liar in the middle east so there's a debate in washington unfortunately syria's fate will be determined more in washington than in syria because it's the u.s. government the pentagon the cia that are driving these events. through coalition thanks for your thoughts thanks for the naughty thank you. british could lose a bit of his later what the government plans to do before the general election and that includes freeing up fracking for shale gas even on private learned that the street wants to change the law on trust which would allow energy firms the right to tunnel hundreds of meters below people's property without their permission social and environmental justice campaigner george barda claims the government's been paid by big corporations to push toxic drilling through the reality is the conservative party is paid for by big business the sun newspaper owned by rupert murdoch is very
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much behind fracking that's the most popular newspaper in this country and they even did a sort of a special edition to try and motivate people to be pro fracking so what they're essentially doing is gambling that pleasing the big money that pays for them is more important pleasing their voters every time fracking companies try and try and dig into these in the ground underneath these communities that will be opposition but equally i imagine the government will continue to try and use its power to ride over the will of the people so this is this is really a battle between big business and the power of local communities to organize against big business. as well as greater freedom to go fracking the queen's speech to parliament also included pledges to lower people's taxes but tax break when you don't pay much anyway next polyploid reports on how the grand the state belonging to the queen's air gets to keep more of its money than most others. he's keen to
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project himself as authority more than prince but mediæval habits are hard to shift . thanks to fourteenth century law to this day the at the british throne is exempt from paying tax prince charles has volunteered to pay income tax since the one nine hundred ninety three but he doesn't pay corporation or capital gains tax on his duchy of cornwall estate essentially the dutch. company that's what it comes down to so it has a whole bunch of property interest which is so you know. that's really. the point is no the property company has an exemption from the law it may have been established over seven hundred years ago but the duchy of cornwall is a modern day money making machine it's worth seven hundred sixty two million pounds
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it owns one hundred thirty one thousand acres of land and went south three thousand five hundred individual lettings it's like a business like many they are the biggest they. got a big one in london but i'm going to do the washrooms are surely prize traction there is campaigning for greater transparency of prince charles as tax affairs say that unlike multinational corporations such as google amazon and starbucks prince charles doesn't need a complex web of offshore companies to avoid paying tax thanks to his title of juke of cornwall he's simply entitled to not pay there are various acts of parliament which these aren't supplied. but if he breaks them he's not in a sense it's not a crime. in this day and age completely glutinous the duchy estate strongly denies any kind of tax avoidance but the prince says tat. affairs have been coming under
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increasing scrutiny last year here in westminster m.p.'s quizzed the juke of cornwall's personal aide over the dutch cheese profits and why they're not subject to tax now a new bill being put through the house of lords is campaigning to strip prince charles of his privileges the idea is radical and not likely to be passed so for now as the old saying goes there's nothing more certain than death and taxes unless you're the prince of wales in which case only one of those applies polyploid arty london american lawmakers to take the name calling to all new level event of the chinese now by playing to rename a street in front of their embassy in washington in honor of a jail dissident and nobel prize winner it's back and say it's to raise awareness of china's human rights record but got to come explains how the motives might be rather less than noble. a group of thirteen members of congress have sent out
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a letter to the mayor of washington d.c. in the city council asking them to rename the street in front of the chinese embassy here in washington after a chinese dissident a nobel peace prize winner new show he's now in jail in china there's a group in washington that encourages policymakers to rename streets in front of embassies of states that the u.s. wants to snuff after dissidents in those countries so that every time somebody sends a receives a letter from that embassy they would be reminded of that person so some lawmakers here found got really excited about this idea with regard to the chinese embassy and wrote this letter the letter says the timing is auspicious he says this modest effort would undoubtedly give hope to the chinese people who continue to yearn for basic human rights and representative democracy well whether the timing is really that favorable considering the strained u.s. chinese relations i asked the u.s. state department they said they know nothing about the letter congress wants to name the street in front of the chinese embassy after jailed nobel price winner
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dissident ambition here in washington. are you at all were you not aware that i might not like and i'm happy to handle it but the chinese called the idea this respect full and provocative most recently the u.s. justice department charged five chinese military officers for hacking into the computers of six u.s. corporations it's clear that these officers will never actually be prosecuted use largely seen as a symbolic gesture and the idea to rename the street after chinese dissident to have seen as a symbolic pinch in washington i'm going to check on our team. with us just about half an hour and this is here live with interactive in the know but you know that is to bust. i.
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show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem to try and rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing up to five different go ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture. ten there were there i marinate this is boom bust and these are some of the stories
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that we're tracking for you today. first up we have famed investor and author mr jim rogers on the program today he's telling us his thoughts on china and the agricultural industry and he's also so keen on me becoming a farmer true story it all makes sense in a minute then we have the man behind the blog tim doing that watch mr tim he's on the show to discuss all things that and it's a big deal edward harrison and i are discussing government intrusion into our digital privacy and how the rights are fundamental civil rights you want to miss a moment and it all starts right now. with.
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our lead story today financial disclosure now a new national database is being assembled by the federal housing finance agency and the consumer financial protection bureau that will compel as many as two hundred twenty seven million americans to disclose intimate details about their family's financial help now in a reversal of previously stated policy the f.h. f.a. and the c f p b are together expanding their joint mortgage database program to include personally identifiable information the f h f a claims that the database is essential to conducting monthly mortgage surveys and to helping to prepare its annual report to congress however this vast database isn't lacking and critics detractors question the agency's authority to collect such information and also fear that the new die. out of base will be vulnerable to cyber attacks which could put private information about millions of consumers at risk representative jeb hensarling and senator mike crapo believe that this expansion represents an
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unwarranted intrusion about the private lives of ordinary americans crypto is the ranking republican on the senate banking housing and urban finance committee while hensarling is chairman of the house financial services committee according to the washington examiner the databases expansion means it will include a host of data points such as a mortgage owner's name address social security number all credit card and loan information and account balances now the database will also include the mortgage holders entire credit history including delinquent payments late payments minimum payments high account balances and credit scores oh and it will also assemble household demographic data which will include things like racial and ethnic data gender marital status religion education employment history military status household composition number of wage earners and a family's total wealth and assets wow now if this seems a little intrusive that's because it is this mortgage database is unprecedented and
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would collect personal mortgage information on every residential first lien loan issued since nine hundred ninety eight and if this hasn't scared you yet your friendly credit rating giant experian who doesn't love experian is also involved in the mortgage debt of his project now here's the reason that this concerns me so much it's the scope of information that they're asking for and they're asking for without any indication of what exactly it's being used for i mean i know that the i.r.s. has my social security number and my financial information but i also understand that my tax dollars are needed to provide certain services services that i like such as paved roads but what is the f.h. f.a. giving me i don't have a mortgage and i'm not in the market for a mortgage and even if i was the question still remains why all the intrusion. why am i being compelled to submit a full financial disclosure especially when i've asked for nothing and want nothing in return that's the real question.
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one find a good business opportunity well for famed investor and author mr jim rogers he jumps on his motorcycle and rides through asia now rogers did this in an effort to find business opportunity and to better understand the direction the region was heading now rogers is a bowl on china but with the chinese economy decelerating we wanted to get his take on china and hear about how he understands these new developments now when we last spoke jim told me to put down my journalist pen which i don't have with me at the moment and become a farmer now obviously i haven't done that yet and by the numbers the agricultural business isn't doing so hot so this time as jim to explain why he's so bullish on commodities and when the business has been in the pits like it has for the past three decades why still hold on take a look at what he had to say. aaron that's why it's been
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a horrible business in these things has been a horrible business for thirty years has a few problems one there are very low inventories historically low inventories because nobody's been able to produce as much as we can through there are no people going into agriculture all the old people are dying or retiring or committing so it was you know the young people becoming stockbrokers or journalists or something so we don't have any farmers it's going to be a fabulous place and if you don't want to move to china move out to russia parts of russia will also be fabulous for agriculture i really want to talk about that in a moment first i want to ask you you take a long term perspective and expect there to be ups and downs along the way as china's economy continues to grow so right now chinese growth seems to be decelerating so is this one of the downs that you expected to happen or are there other concerns about the medium term outlook in china that are being overblown. of course they're going to be ups and downs in china there and in the nineteenth century america had fifteen with
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a d o horrible civil war very few human rights very little rule of law and yet we became the most successful country in the twentieth century a child is going to have lots of problems but that's the way the world works there's nothing unusual. now the chinese say that the economic plenum of november twenty third teen was one of the three most important events in chinese economic history in the last thirty five years as a pretty pretty big words do you agree with that. well i take their word for it they said we're going to spend a lot of money in these areas i'm sure they will they've done it in the past when they said they're going to spend a lot of money on something so yes i don't know if it's one of the three most important they say is that important but i doesn't matter i know they're going to spend a lot of money they gave us the lives they gave me the list they gave you the list get out the list and see see where the money is going and there you have it now i'm told that back in one thousand nine hundred four you went to china to ask permission to ride your motorcycle across the country and the chinese and the
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thought that you were a little bit out there to want to do this at that time so first of all what did they say and second what did you learn when you actually did take your ride across china well they thought i was nuts i was a capitalist from america and i wanted to come and write a motorcycle across china what would you think if there were nine hundred eighty four the cold war was raging mao tse-tung had already died eight years before you were know i was nuts but you know they and they also told me i was no road which i later found was correct and when i finally did go across that part of the chinese there was no road so they knew what they were talking about but what i learned was the most important thing i learned was that china was changing and that china was just like us they wanted to be rich they wanted to be successful they we call them communists but they were all very good capitalist and that was hidden by the propaganda. now one survey showed that you made the last time we stopped and i
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thought it was pretty interesting was the concept that a lot of people would rather do business in china these days than in the u.s. so i want to ask you why do you think that is. well first for the first part as you may know i'm sure you know america doesn't seem to have the sanctity of contracts we did before we're scaring people to death about our currency i mean if you were doing business in american dollars or had american dollars would you be worried because if america decides they don't like you they're going to freeze your accounts they're going to confiscate your assets so many people say we don't want to use american dollars because we don't because we're afraid of the americans we don't trust the americans i mean it i'm not the one saying is look around you lots of people have had their accounts blocked confiscated and cetera and that scares people probably innocent bystanders by the way and that's why other innocent bystanders are starting to get worried now do you think this doesn't happen in
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china as well or just not to the same degree as what we're seeing in america i'm sure it happens everywhere but you know the chinese don't have fat go which is this new reporting system that the american government insisted everybody abide by american law and reported american citizens the chinese know it is so they're not as sophisticated yet in ways to persecute the chinese with their money around the world many chinese are taking their money out of china openly or maybe not open it was certainly doing it's getting a lot harder for americans to have money outside of america live outside of america i can tell you it's a nightmare to all the reporting i have to do the chinese don't have that yet anyway now jim can you tell me about india i mean in terms of doing business why are you so keen on china but not so keen on india. aaron you come with me next time we drive around the world ok we'll drive there and i know there and you will see i mean it's the worst bureaucracy in the indians learned bureaucracy from the english
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then they took it to a higher place it's astonishing how bureaucratic the indians are very little infrastructure very little education i mean it's a terrible place to do it if you're an in with the right politicians of course you get rich and you make a lot of money but otherwise it's a struggle i mean the same is pretty much true for every third world country if you're in with the guys running it you're in a pretty good pretty good shape and i guess you could say the same and in america great minds think alike now i want to ask you what do you make of the new indian prime minister narendra modi there's such reports that he's very authoritarian no he certainly has been in the past but the result that could be bush could it could be bad you know lee kuan yew in singapore was an extremist or a chair in but he got a lot done and developed the most successful country in the last forty years now mr modi has also developed his province into a very successful province let's see if he can do it for india's
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a hope he doesn't have the huge indian bureaucracy before he has to deal with now and the upper house of the parliament as you probably know he has very few members in the upper house and there's not election for at least over a year now so it may take him a while and more problems than he realizes i mean i hope to goodness somebody somebody can change india find the but i will see well jim i want to talk about politics for a quick second now anyone who's read their history books knows that the us actually was built on inviting in immigrants and i mean we gave people money to come here yet today in europe phobic and nationalistic parties have made some big political gains in recent elections so what's going on in the politics of developed economies . well throughout history and you find the same sort of thing happens when everybody's making money and they need labor workers and capital and ideas everybody is welcoming foreigners to come in and they need them and they want them but when things start going wrong people look around for somebody to blame first
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people first people you blame with foreigners they have different languages different scales they smell bad their food smells bad i cannot tell you i mean the countries i've been to where they were reacting against foreigners you know the first thing they say is they smell bad and they said their food smells bad it's easier to blame foreigners aaron because they're so visible but when things are going well they love our look at new york look at america as you said we begged foreigners to come here and we became the greatest country in the world. that was the investment biker mr jim rogers. time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return tim do is on the program the university of oregon professor is telling us his thoughts on what and way the fed will do whatever it dies and in today's big deal edward harrison and i are talking about government intrusion into our digital privacy but before we go here are a look at some air flows in numbers of the bell stick around. ukraine
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is being destroyed before very eyes but the western mainstream media won't tell you that the first oppose the lead of state department spokesperson jen psaki she doesn't know much about anything particularly history politics and geo political facts. we speak your language as i mean some of the will or not of the. programs documentaries and spanish what matters to you. there's
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a little turn to bangalore stories. here. the spanish find out more visit. welcome back to the south now u.s. g.d.p. growth for the last quarter fell to minus one percent but many analysts expect growth to return in the second quarter of two thousand and fourteen and of course with expected growth and declining unemployment many fed watchers believe that the federal reserve will continue to taper and hike interest rates so to get some input on what's going on with the macro economy and what it all means for the fed i spoke with professor tim do we of the university of oregon now do we pens
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a blog called to do is that watch which is widely read by analysts and market watchers interested in understanding what exactly the federal reserve is doing now i first asked him if he believes that growth this quarter could exceed three percent here's what he had to say. i think that there would be in fact a possibility we could see some stronger numbers and consumer spending in these capital spending side would not terribly would not surprise me you know a significant amount really i do think the economy is trending somewhere around two and a half to three percent and sort of stuck in that range so in comparison to the dismal report this first quarter i could easily see second quarter coming and stronger. and what do you make of the job market in the u.s. given recent data on unemployment non-farm payrolls and jobless claims so i think that so when i look at the the path of data recently i tend to see it as relatively slow and steady i think we've had
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a few stronger numbers on the non-farm payroll side in the last couple months but in the context of the average of the past year you know we were averaging i would say somewhere around one hundred eighty two hundred thousand jobs a month and that's been fairly consistent so we seem to be stuck in this relatively slow growth but consistent growth trend and it's sufficient to drive down the unemployment rates or steadily using up resource. resources in the economy we're just not doing it as aggressively as i think many of us would like to see. tim according to a recent harris poll forty seven percent of respondents had completely given up on looking for a job and that's with seventy one percent of those unemployed for more than two years reporting not having had any interviews in the last month so here's the question are you concerned about long term unemployment oh yes i am i've been very much concerned that for a number of years that what would happen as
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a result of this relatively tepid rebound is that we would lose a chunk of the labor market on a more persistent basis i don't like to use the term permanent because it's just. a shock on the other side could maybe drag some of those people back in the labor market but i do think that this relatively long slow recovery has had some damaging effects that would take very rapid growth to try to alleviate when should the fed raised interest rates. the fed should raise interest rates from the economic conditions call for the fed to raise interest rates which is a way of saying the fed shouldn't really worry about interest rate. increases or tightening policy more broadly until they see really clear evidence i think that that inflation is going to be a significant concern or would be a significant if they didn't raise rates and gray now i'm not seeing significant.
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evidence that broad based inflation is a problem or whitely to be a problem in the near future i think we've got to really wait until we see much more upward pressure on. and wage growth before we even have to have this conversation about whether or not. there's going to be upward pressure on inflation so i don't have a specific date on when the federal reserve should raise interest rates i do know that they should really hold off until they see some some real some real questions about. you know the pace of inflation i just think we're a long way from that. now are you concerned that the low rate environment provide tinder for a build up of leverage interests as janet yellen once put it right and i do think there is some concern about that how well for you to have to match that about the concern that if you didn't have a low rate environment we'd have more people unemployed for example and what would
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be the consequences of that so of course we're always carrying something occurring on something of a balancing act when we think about how the way to go how low rate should be relative to. financial stability issues. now i would say that the balance of risks is really about you know making sure that we are able to fully engage the labor force. rather than the financial stability concerns of this at this time. tim in the latest stuff fed minutes the entire first paragraph was devoted to monetary policy normalization and there was this eye catching sentence i want to read it here it's quote a staff presentation outlined several projects to raising short term interest rates when it becomes appropriate to do so and to controlling the level of short term interest rates once they are above the effective lower bound during a period when the federal reserve will have a very large balance sheet so what does that tell you about the fed's policy tailed
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. well certainly right now i would say that the federal reserve has their eyes focused firmly on. policy some point the future reducing financial combinations is here in the general gist of policy conversations. both internally and externally is really about policy normalization which would mean reverting back to tools that focus on short term interest rates rather than. these asset purchase tools so i do think in that that is the general direction is tightening and i would urge the federal reserve to be heard cautious about. how quickly they move down that path. now in order to raise rates apparently the fed is considering fixed rate overnight reverse repurchase operations term reverse repurchase agreements and
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a term deposit facility in addition to the rate of interest paid on excess reserve balances so why can't they just hike the fed funds rate as always then can you tell us what all this means in layman's terms. well the concern about just trying to hike the fed funds rate is that there's the there's too much money floating around in non-bank players right now and so it's not clear that everybody would have access to the market and they would be able to sufficiently control short term interest rates simply through the. fed funds facility at this point so they're trying to develop a variety of other tools that allow them to absorb excess would think in terms axis the credit the or absorb some of the reserves out of the economy shit and along the way control the short term interest rates path of short term interest rates and so i think you know for the layman for the average person here that
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what they should be focused on is the idea the federal reserve has. trying to revert back to tools that allow them some degree of control over short term rates in using short term rates is their policy primary tool rather than. the. quantitative easing tools that we've become used to over the last couple of years when we've had interest rates near zero. that was professor tim daly of the university of oregon time now for today's big deal. big deal time with the wonderful mr edward harrison now today we're discussing government intrusion into our digital privacy and how government overreach threatens our fundamental civil rights very concerning thing eldar love said the
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founder of lava bit an encrypted email service published an article in the guardian describing how the federal government forced leveson to install a surveillance device on his email servers and surrender his company's private encroaching keys this of course undermines the very service that lava bit wanted to offer which was designed to protect users privacy now in response leveson shut down his company so edward with the ongoing saga of snowden versus the u.s. surveillance state leveson article it brings up some very important issues here so can you tell me what struck out as the most unnerving part of these legal proceedings with love a bit and. for me it was the concept that the government really controlled the process is a very secret process that if you imagine the government trying to do the exact same thing with google having a secret process with suing google would therefore google can't do things google has an army of lawyers that can go against it but here we're looking at
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a smaller company and what i find unnerving is that you know it's clear that the government is using their power or. is to a company you know basically run it out of business just because they want to get some information so that it is a very troubled it's very very troubling and lettuce and goes into some detail in the article about the government's claim over technology and what constitutes a search now his appeal. is the question of what exactly constitutes illegal search and here's a quote from leveson whether law enforcement can demand the encryption keys of a business and use those keys to inspect the private communications of every customer even when the court has only authorized them to access information belonging to a specific target so can you break down what the tech technological issues are here and why the government want to encrypt keys when they already installed the surveillance device on the servers in the first place you know you can have plaintext that goes through these e-mails and then there encrypted and so forth but
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if you can get the encryption keys from the company that has the data if it's over h.t.t.p. . the government can actually intercept read the data and therefore understand what is going on so they want to get all of the information of the e-mails that are being used so it's exactly would love some of the once you have the private encryption keys you might as well be out of business because nothing is private the government has access to everything that you're doing and so that goes completely against what he was trying to achieve it's incredible now the wall street journal reports that the law enforcement often requests the courts to approve invasive monitoring of suspected individuals but that these requests are under confidential seal irrespective of whether or not any evidence of criminal activity is found so can you describe what's happening here with us. in the same way you describe it is like we're living in a police really i mean it's again the government is going in having these secret
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trials these secret court proceedings and then because they say that someone's engaged in criminal activity without even having a warrant they can actually go and try to get a tap on people's phones and there's a banana and then even after the process is over they're trying to keep it sealed right nothing happened don't worry about now as much eleven last year about his new initiative dark mail. and i want to play you a clip from that interview let's check it out. we've realized based on you know what happened to my company and to what happened to hushmail a few years back is that we can continue. promising a secure system. if the data is encrypted and because server based encryption systems like lavabit and hushmail only protect the information once it arrives at our systems and what we really need are new
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protocols that protect the data from the time it leaves the senders computer until it arrives at the receivers computer now loves and is trying to implement and encryption through dark mail but how can the private sector do this to stop the government from overreaching i mean do they really have that much the private industry can do the private sector versus the government how much will work will be you know what the government's doing with the united states government is doing. technology companies overseas you know because you can't engage in business if you think that the government is always ease up you know everything that you do and so all these companies are just going to go. states is really just shooting itself in the foot i mean we've because you know a police when it comes to surveillance and then the government is operating in secrecy ultimately it's the fact of the government operating in secrecy that is the biggest problem and it's terrifying and you know again cutting off you know spite
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the duties on culture. you know i was born in the ukraine i grew up in a family of alcoholics as did many of my foster sons kids who'd slept rough on the street since they were four years old some since they were two enough i'm in north ridge man we are here and kid i don't know because where i want to help fall before . there was a group of kids standing by the road like you put the children here aren't even asking for food only want to some water to drink. so i saw hundreds and hundreds of poverty stricken children dressed in rags. but i couldn't forget the eyes of this one boy notables i came back a year later to find that little kid who. has been a big bear. but that was how i came by one will foster so.
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close and welcome to our genes newsroom i'm a new so now i good to have you with us tonight why the g one might be more fun not invited to the party as the g seven meets in brussels and the supreme court has refused to step in and protect a u.s. journalist from potential jail time for not revealing a source and the latest from eastern ukraine as the situation worsens and casualties rise the u.s. pledges more support for your in the now. the world's most power.

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