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i'm going to replace you people who are leaving and the fact is that you as you are not aware of it does not mean that that does not exist ok have a good name is ok there are there are people in mind and in line for those types of positions perhaps you just not heard about it yet and then i made a berridge of questions now or shut down the entire press conference and then rejected a reporter's question which rightfully upset the reporter who then stood up from her chair and followed an hour out of the room we've got it we've got to go. rob i will talk to you after the no no you're back you parliament voted wednesday to call for a timetable for the iraq before and she. now it's unclear what exactly agitated now are but it could have been the continuous stream of questions regarding the american reaction to president putin's address but journalists in the room were all defending each other so i wonder if we'll hear any complaints from the other reporters. south africa's parliament has voted in
favor of new legislation that could see them seized from white farmers under the plans the farm owners would be stripped of their land and given no compensation this runs against the constitution which would have to be amended the initiative comes from an economic policy needed julius malema the time for reconsideration is over now is the time for justice we must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land. well labor is a controversial figure in south africa he's been convicted of hate speech and back in twenty sixteen he said he was not calling for the slaughter of white people at least not yet despite that the country's former president jacob zuma described him as a future leader with the rate of murders and violent attacks on farmers and landowners has risen in recent years according to official figures seventy two percent of the country's farmers are white earlier we put the issue up for debate. people to not
only. white people out alive from utopian sixteen six to two they killed our people they stole our land all oppressed us all the land they have his land up there was taken from us by force and in many instances by my success we all visit the south african including the one the black type of south africa that came from the north that is well documented. therefore the land is the position of the black drives the only the first occupants of south africa were the korean the son so if they are argument. that should be the way in the sons of the peasant like the one who is now my opponent easier for the night in south africa and the land he in checked talking about be quite son i am quite a son he can send my same name any time i ask him to say it he does it it can't because as a foreigner i even wanted it that day parliament is moving slow and politician we
don't trust them they are using this lensing as a political a ball instead also addressing the issue of this legislation could actually be changed to satisfy the white farmers as well there's a lot of corruption involved and that's why the series of land that was taken from repro legally in the past to be returned to them is not going as it should go you see this in front of me that is the issue. if this goes on investment in this country would stop people who want invasion in their country will go the same way as zimbabwe they won't be production and then we'll have a big spring in south africa about food that's not available to the people of south africa. there's controversy in germany and for sex education being distributed to kindergartens that story is coming up after the short break.
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welcome back well sorry she is in berlin have circulated a brochure among kindergarten staff that focuses on transgender identity and same sex marriage the booklet designed to help teachers explain the sensitive topics to children has sparked controversy speech one of the reports. it is a city famed for its liberal and inclusive attitudes to sex and sexuality. but conservatives in the german capital are upset at a new guide for kindergarten teachers that they say goes into too much detail and
is aimed at kids that are too young the idea is to give educators the information they need to be sensitive to children coming from non-binary families say children of same sex parents or transgender parents it doesn't have the most catchy of names but what it has done is certainly ruffle some feathers among those in angela merkel's c.d.u. party children should be allowed to be children and not be confronted with things like these it's also come in for criticism from the opposition alternative for germany party well it's very simple we believe sex education is important and of course our young adults should know about sex planning and all the rest but please not in the kindergarten give them some space let them be children don't force this issue onto them it's not even a problem for them they want to play around they want to discover the world so
please let them be children leave them alone these subjects will come to them soon enough in school or at home when the parents talk about this but not of an age of five or six years that is far too early on the streets of berlin opinion is mixed on when is the right time to be discussing with children issues of sexuality do you think that children in kindergarten should be taught about same sex couples and about transgender people yes. it's normal nowadays. to be with people. around the people in knowledge and their conditions are not gender or sexuality is an older stuff i don't think it's the right age i think when they. receive sex. education in school that's enough i think there's thinking on the one hand i think it's ok but on the other i don't got on very much in favor of that idea so yes i do and why i think it's important
structure of life so i think children should be taught about all factors of life and this is one of them the left wing coalition of the social democrats greens and the left party that runs in city government are accusing those on the right wing of politics of being overly prudish and unwilling to discuss the issue. after their attempt to scandalize the handouts on section on gender diversity for teachers didn't work the c.d.u. would prefer not to talk about the issue there's very little chance of the early in city government repealing this booklet however discussions over sex and sexuality and talking about it in kindergarten are set to continue in fact there's a petition going round that has already almost fifty thousand signatures from those who want to see this particular booklet stopped peter all of a r.t. berlin. meihua staying in germany a small village near frankfurt has been thrust into the spotlight after it decided
a sad this bell didn't do anyone harm i think there are more terrible things to pay attention to. the russian film hit cinema screens on thursday the drama about soviet dissident riots. premiered at the berlin film festival where it won the silver bear for outstanding autistic contribution its director a. junior told us why he was surprised the phone was even showing that. the courts appealed to me and could show. in a way that was if such a numbers that was true. on a piece least previously. based you would. think she also has a serious case such as you read this is just what.
i knew to. decisions would be obstructed by the political and particularly personal views of the jury and that's what happened there are a lot of films no worse than our movies and the german pitches all of them were left with no of awards whatsoever the outstanding movie about the brave events didn't get anything all of that is calm there when i walked by the convention center where the festival took place i saw a person with a book in german about of lot of and another with the same book in english and then a young german guy came up to me and started asking me lot of was about the culture the one nine hundred seventy s. leningrad culture what kind of struck me was how well our film was received how universal and relatable it was to everyone. or women dominated this year's berlin festival with both top prize is awarded to female filmmakers but the lack of female representation across the film industry was discussed on a special panel along with sexual harassment in the wake of the me too movement.
thinks this is less of a problem in russia. this is a tough one on the one hand we've got to treat the sexes absolutely equally there should be no gender preference it's obviously on the other hand bearing in mind everything that's going on some sort of support for women is important i think we have fewer problems with this in russia i've heard some unpleasant stories but very few maybe because we have less money for less money there is less power less temptation to complain and the brain. and you r.t. show hosted by the former ecuadorian president rafael correa premiered on thursday his first guess was the philosopher and also known chomsky and you can see the full interview on our website r.t. dot com but here is a preview. according to the. under is government. well
actually it's quite the opposite under crumpets becoming weaker less of. it's internally disintegrating it's losing its whatever international authority. and it's also moving to destroy the world and the most important policy of the trumpet ministration by for is its approach towards the real existential crisis climate change here the united states under. departed from the entire world. or between the united states and north korea and what they do know that ace in a war we. once as could very easily. in this case there happens to be a very feasible approach to dealing with the crisis and it's pretty
well known. chinese proposal which has been on the table for years the proposal is what's called a double freeze north korea freezes its development of weapons and the clear the clear nuclear and missile development that freezes them and the united states calls off the constant highly threatening military maneuvers on north korea's border. that could set the stage for negotiations which could deal with the conflict and crisis in a sensible and constructive way.
now the debate over gun control in the u.s. has come to a head following the florida school massacre by both sides have been choosing unconventional methods to promote their message a mass wedding ceremony at a pennsylvania church saw the congregation armed with pistols and semi automatic rifles be on display was designed to show their willingness to defend their families and their rights to carry weapons but others seem to be falling out of love with their guns. i decided today. to make sure this weapon will never be able to take a life the only way they can know for sure that this gun will never hurt anyone is it doesn't exist. i just mean holes in everything now all of this stuff is unusable now. unless. amid the debate google has banned the word gun from its shopping search engine claiming it's to protect users from possible harm but the unintentional
consequences have left people feeling. google wants to help keep people safe both online and offline so we don't allow the promotion of some products that cost damage harm or injury. well for more on these and plenty of other stories then go to our otherwise i'll be back with the latest headlines at the top of the hour see that.
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tired of losing. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. separated by three thousand miles when we think of hollywood. with washington. imitate and reflects life whether promoting lifestyles idiology. media. and.
hollywood greats. politicians court hollywood stars for support katy perry is paid over seventy thousand dollars to perform for the hillary clinton campaign well it seems no money was needed for that to stump but their public and national convention in two thousand and twelve harvey weinstein's ties to the clintons and barack obama ran deeper than the millions of dollars of campaign contributions he's raised obama's daughter malia went to in turn for the weinstein company after his presidency a political campaign support should be expected from citizens celebrity or not. the deeper threat arises when film and media are influenced to tell stories on behalf of the political establishment such products could be construed as propaganda.
there were a lot of people in hollywood who have some kind of relationship with the cia and department of defense and off a long list of individuals that we have in the book maybe loads of these people have visited langley and some of them have close connections. so ben affleck for instance but affleck former wife jennifer got to recruitment out of the cia in early two thousand and thirteen americans might have found it curious to see the first lady appear via satellite at the academy awards ceremony to announce the best picture oscar for a film about the rescue of american hostages in iran in one thousand nine hundred by the cia well when i think of other films big films that have conveyed the cia's message i think of argo argo as a film that talks about the daring do of a couple of cia and soon to go to iran and rescue six american diplomats the
iranians wanted to let go of those hostages pretty quickly they didn't really want to cause a problem with the united states of america but i am told that khamenei who is meant personified as evil and the us press had made a deal with the reagan administration or the reagan campaign at that point not to release the hostages and only after reagan had been elected strangely enough that day the hostages were released so that bill neglects to mention how pivotal regnum ministration was for breaking campaign was in making sure that those hostages were released it was called the october so. ride's the october surprise may have set the stage for the iran contra scandal of the one nine hundred eighty s. as reagan's white house cut deals with the iranian government to sell them arms in exchange for assistance in releasing american hostages including cia agents in lebanon on the proceeds from those arms sales relief diverted to the contra armies
fighting to overthrow the socialist government in nicaragua when he betrayed america what he had done was far worse than nixon and watergate and here was reagan that way with it katharine graham he was one of the leaders of the conservative movement there to kill off she said no more watergate's because she said the country can't survive so when the iran contra broke there was no cooperation from the media to go after reagan. so for example in nine hundred ninety four there was a film called countermeasures which had been scripted in green and it was going to start to go any we've seen it davis and it was you know big big production but it was on an aircraft carrier and it referred to iran contra the cia gunrunning scandal involving iran and the correct you are now salvador and so on and the
military literally said in a memo we have no reason to remind the american public of the iran contra scandal although to denigrate the white house. that is the mentality so they with they said no we won't provide neck rock are if you're filming and the film was therefore never made even though it was a long way down the track now that happens time and time and time and time again which ultimately changes the culture the popular culture in the united states and across the west and by changing the popular culture you're also playing havoc with the political culture as well. if you hadn't seventeen tom cruise starred in american made a film exposing the dark side of iran contra that the cia knew drugs were being smuggled into america to facilitate financing their contra armies but the film did its best to patrol one of the smugglers very seal as an independent wildcard rather than a lifelong cia asset. was one of the most important. operatives
of the us in the time of the bay of pigs and yet this movie has the cia. first learned about him when they see that he successfully smuggling cigars from cuba the director doug lehman is the son of the house majority counsel to the kerry commission that looked into iran contra they never got to the bottom of the contra cocaine thing but his dad was generally looked upon as a good guy but i do research into personal he's the guy that made oliver north bemis it was as a result of his inept questioning that oliver north became america's hero and then i find out that this guy his father also was a personal attorney for henry kissinger personal attorney for robert best go personal attorney for michael milken and the list goes on the climate's father arthur was not part of the subsequent carry subcommittee's. field cocaine smuggling
in the contras supplying that. journalist gary webb published articles in the san jose mercury to better elucidate the relationship between cia and other agencies that protected contra drug trafficking he was run out of mainstream journalism his story was finally told in two thousand and fourteen kill the messenger gary webb you know was a really great investigative reporter who broke a story right at the beginning of the internet era was actually the first big internet news exposé and it involved some allegations of cia connected drug sales
in the one nine hundred eighty s. and l.a. its biggest crack campaign and freeway ricky ross who is well known to the public because the l.a. times already called on the campaign to crack. ok and the person most responsible for the rise of the drug epidemic gary webb came along and revealed that nicaraguans working with the cia had actually provided him with cheap cocaine for all these years the three major newspapers all stepped in with the washington post which has traditionally been like the attack dog of the cia over the decades and to a certain extent still is they just attacked story and then attacked kerry's entire career and try to discredit him drove him out of journalism nothing like that has ever happened before since to my knowledge and again as you mentioned it drove him out of journalism and ultimately destroyed his life their relationship between the ruling elite and media has existed since the origin of newspapers but in that hundred seventeen congressman callaway in more sounded the alarm that the j.p. morgan bank working with big steel shipping weapons manufacturers had purchased
controlling interests in twenty five of the largest newspapers across the country to promote american entry into the first world war on the side of the british and french owed the morgan banks hundreds of millions of dollars in wartime debts hollywood was quickly recruited to the war called. nine hundred seventeen. the government started to issue with a call that the time liberty bonds and hollywood rallied to the cause and helped sell these liberty bonds you had people like. mary pickford fair banks charlie chaplin and other hollywood stars out there promoting these war bonds. the whole field of public relations that the name public relations was created by a guy named bearnaise. he created the field a young man specifically to sell war bonds for the first world war that was the origin of what we now know as public relations and he realized instead of telling people buy bonds too because you'll make some money off your bonds you know you
know save it will help america instead it was like you're buying bonds to defeat the hun you know that killing babies in belgium this was this was his propaganda you know this if you're if you're against killing babies in belgium by us war bonds and so the whole war bond propaganda. that was the very first use of what we today call. public relations but you also had during world war one the beginnings of government propaganda on a much larger scale much of this was run through the committee on public information that was headed by george creel and and they were deliberately trying to manipulate the public to support the war and they did that on a lot of different fronts again during world war one this was a time when you had vast censorship where it was against the law to opposed to the
draft it was against a lot of publicly speak against the war really and many very patriotic americans were thrown into prison during world war one because they were opposing the war including eugene debs leading big bill haywood people who spoke out against world war one his being a war in which working class kids were being sacrificed the name of profits for the big banks. in the one nine hundred thirty s. radio was the internet of its day and programs like the radio research project to cry. and university which rockefeller foundation financing had already begun to discern that in the words of theodore dora no radio music listeners are not childlike but they are childish their primitivism is not that of the undeveloped
but that of the forcibly retarded frank stanton was one of the project's directors before becoming president of c.b.s. news. ladies and gentlemen we interrupt our program again to bring you a special bulletin from the intercontinental ready on your i pod a minute before a central time rather proud of announce the governor going to call the illinois brought the several explosions of incandescent occurring at regular intervals on the planet mars. the hydrogen i'm moving toward the earth with a normal. nine hundred thirty eight orson welles created a national panic with his radio broadcast of h.g. wells' his war of the world about a quarter of the listeners on hollowing morning actually believed they were being invaded by the dread germans. three years later and attacked it coming not by germans or martian invaders by the japanese it's one of the irony.