surely we can risk some discomfort for an easy miss for. the most important moments are when the principals of the foreign minister or the president actually ask your opinion when that happens you are on your own and you're not just into the story you actually have to say what you think. the probe finds the u.s. military is linked to sites in yemen where jailed terror suspects have reportedly been tortured and abused the pentagon denies claims made by the associated press. did over breck's it the british prime minister suffers another humiliation in parliament ahead of next week's crucial vote on divorce. deal is dead
is the deadest to do that for you to see just call the. president trump stormed out of his latest meeting with democratic leaders describing the talks as a total waste of time after they refused to fund his border war. veteran american civil rights activist has left stumped after the board recognizing a work is revoked until the davis suspects it's because of her open support for palestinians. hello and good morning thursday january the telephone call in gray nine am in moscow this is your world news this hour. the pentagon is dying out occasions that u.s. personnel witnessed or were complicit in torture in yemeni secret prisons overseen by its ally the united arab emirates the investigation by the a.p.
news agency uncovered some gruesome details. initially prisoners were having shipping containers which were smeared with excrement each container and held up to fifty men who were blindfolded shackled and sometimes forced to relieve themselves in corners after guards shifted to were for did they. we could hear the screams return police is greeted by fear almost everyone is sick the rest are near death anyone who complaints has directly to the torture chamber.
courts highlighting torture and scandalous practices the associated press and human rights groups say that prisons in yemen operated by the united arab emirates a long time u.s. ally have been run in total degradation and that u.s. military personnel may have been involved with or even witnessed the torture but the united states department of defense has fired back with its own report saying nope we found nothing. the department of defense has not developed any independent credible information indicating that u.s. allies or partners have abused detainees in yemen now the key word is independent they basically just ignored reports that painted horrific pictures of the facilities top of the human rights group we've also got an acknowledgement of the problem from the united nations investigations by the group of experts confirm widespread arbitrated tension throughout the country and ill treatment and torture in some facilities in most cases detainees were not informed of the reasons for
their arrest were not charged and were denied access to lawyers or a judge there is some kind of medical experimentation going on in these engines and says which is connected with psychological domination torture or to see how far they can go both the u.s. and britain and other international community members have openly admitted that they are providing intelligence and just logistics to the saudi led coalition's basically military advice i believe they're turning a blind eye to it because they are they are they may well be the ones who are advising the carrying out all the doing of things in this particular way now the united arab emirates says that these prisons are operated by yemenis they've got nothing to do with it and the department of defense is echoing their statement that it's all a big facade they found nothing however if you look at congressional reports they indicate that u.s. personnel have been involved interrogations. u.s.
forces do not conduct detention operations in yemen rather u.s. forces conduct intelligence interrogations of detainees held in part in a custody but the department of defense is sticking to its story saying we know nothing and i guess the world just has to decide who it wants to believe but r.t. new york the policy director at the just foreign policy campaign organization believes the pentagon has always been insincere about u.s. activities in yemen. pentagon has been lying for years about what the us is doing in yemen claim that it wasn't supporting the saudi war with direct military assistance with three fueling. claim that it was doing something to reduce the saudi bombing of civilians which clearly wasn't so there's a long track record of lies and i fear that at this point the only thing that
congress can do they would substantially change situation is cut off military support for the saudi u.a.e. war which is deeply untangled in the abuses that we see. with the clock ticking towards brics a d.-day the british prime minister is again struggling to get a foothold for her deal which is said to be voted on by m.p.'s next week on wednesday she faced a deluge of criticism in parliament. prime minister's been wrecked to see wasting time holding the country to ransom with the threat of no deal in a desperate attempt to blackmail m.p.'s to vote for her hopelessly unpopular deal he opposes any deal that the government has negotiated with. the prime minister says that it's the only deal available if that is the case why wasn't it put to a vote on december the eleventh. why isn't it july all five weeks on this kind of
deal. this is day is the deadest. has many more t's can this prime minister in june before she realizes that she is the biggest part of this problem and for. just. well twenty one thousand is upon us the year when bracks it is finally supposed to kick in and become a reality after over two years of torture us negotiations and we're just less than three months away from the march deadline and the way things stand now it seems clear that which shape this brags that is going to be taking continues to be anyone's guess whether uncertainty and chaos continuing to reign in westminster now the first prime minister's questions at the house of commons theresa may was yet again grilled on the topic by those who oppose her deal yet the british prime minister continues to insist that the deal she has put on the table is the best
deal possible just last month theresa may had already had to postpone the vote on bracks if that was meant to take place at the house of commons in order to avoid the humiliation of a defeat because she realised that the deal would not go through now this new vote is meant to take place next week on tuesday january fifteenth and this wednesday was the first day of five days of heated debate at the house of commons ahead of the vote where accusations have been flying high including directed the speaker of the house who is meant to be impartial we've all moved to student recent months a sticker in your car making derogatory comments about you know this is a serious point about cos you're on the street how do you drive a car with the sticker. on the subject to broach it happens to be. affix to or in the windscreen of my wife's car yes i'm sure
the owner moved gentleman wouldn't suggest for one moment. i was a wife is somehow the property or chattel. well according to a new poll of by the u.k. the changing europe think tank as many as seventy percent of the p's think that theresa may did a bad job on negotiating bragg's it which is another not very good sign ahead of this vote for the british prime minister and we also have to keep in mind that just on wednesday m.p.'s have voted in an amendment which would force the government to present a plan b. within three days if to rescind may's deal is reject said and many here in westminster believe that she does not have a plan b. with parliament does vote down to reason planned next tuesday is to say just said she'll have just three days to put up a second draft but with
a growing number of m.p.'s expressing their opposition to the prime minister's moves it may be that the u.k. crushes out of the e.u. empty handed i mean the uncertainty there have also been called for an extension of article fifty that would give the u.k. more time to negotiate a divorce to resume aids ruled out calling a second referendum but that too could still be a possibility independent british army peace stephen wolf believes that's the course many are pushing for. the whole purpose of this guerilla warfare in parliament by the remaining years is to push the government in a position where they could never give us breaks it and the consequences of that is that they want to make sure that breaks it never happens and that's why they're now in a position where they feel extremely confident that they go to a third referendum on our membership of the european union when they do that that will unleash a level of discontent a level of this heartedness and a level of dispute between people in our country which will last not just
a couple of years but a whole generation they will unleash unhappiness in our country and they should hang their heads in shame for doing so. president trump has stormed out of his latest meeting with democratic leaders describing the talks as a total waste of time he's facing fierce opposition to getting his border will funding approved with house members saying they won't give a penny. a wall as their shares all of the other things essential and the drones are all wonderful to have and it works well but only if you have a lot of you have the war doesn't matter a drone is stopping at thousand people from running through. the u.s. government shutdown is now been going on for almost three weeks now the democrats accuse trump of holding the nation to ransom by continuing its course with claims and counterclaims about the numbers and impact of immigration you could perhaps forgive the american people for being a little confused right now we also people in new york if they could pick the politician behind these statements from recent years. you have american interests
hiring i'm absolutely and in many cases they're great workers i'm not sure that a lot of americans are going to take those jobs and that's where the economy that's the big problem because you have a lot of great people coming in doing a lot of work. actually donald trump going to throw. a bush trump actually trump would have to be a democrat i would imagine. i would say schumer pelosi again that one was actually trump. really people who enter the united states without our permission or illegal aliens an illegal alien should not be treated the same as people who entered the u.s. legally i'm going to say barack obama was actually chuck schumer oh i was almost correct there was this trump when schumer when i was a senator to spend money to build a. barrier to try to prevent. illegal immigrants from coming in.
ted cruz that was actually hillary clinton ok john mccain that until a clinton oh my god is this a trick to have you know cool it was hillary clinton. it was a. receipt that's the whole thing people are apparently saying what they need to say to get elected back up to date and democratic leaders chuck schumer announcing pelosi have had some harsh words for the president recently branding him a liar he was manufacturing the crisis that was called people's oil twitter.
next a former cia chief is suggesting that nato would have no reason to exist if it were not for russia david petraeus was speaking at a conference in india on wednesday. collateral putin is the greatest gift to nato since the end of the cold war and it has provided a new reason for living if you will for nato now those remarks appear to be at odds with nato official view the secretary general repeatedly stressed the need for better relations with russia nato. goal is not a new cold war we strive for a better relationship with russia but not into old cold war nato warning of moscow's aggression and claiming that's why the alliance holds drills near the russian border and this is an important day because trenching sure is needless biggest exercise since the end old a cold war. this
is not new it is fictitious but the lessons we learn will be really. the trio says expressing his determination to continue as i read it the aggressive expansion and aggressive posture of nato which began before president putin came on the scene we should remember that it began in the mid ninety's with the war in yugoslavia bombing of yugoslavia the expansion into every east european country into the baltics. nato has expanded from its original twelve members now to twenty
nine and its nato ex is really a u.s. dominated command and military alliance which is trying to enforce u.s. corporate domination on a global scale using military threats sanctions sabotage hundreds of u.s. bases around the world and it's not that anything russia has done has not expanded beyond its borders as nato has or anything that china has done by nato as an aggressive military alliance it's expanded in a really aggressive way and have a global will a terry force as a tug of war over transparency of the world's biggest defense department it's among our stories that i had when we come back.
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american civil rights activist angela davis has been left stunned after a human rights award she was set to receive was revoked in a statement the veteran campaign a said the organization behind the on had changed its mind due to open support for palestinians it goes on and has the story. the mainstream american standpoints angela davis is a controversial figure a form a commie a women's rights champion and anti capitalist there's just no single label that defines.
and last september a civil rights institute in her hometown of birmingham alabama decided to honor her with a prestigious award sparing no words of praise one of the most globally recognise champions of human rights giving voice to those who are powerless to speak but every time her record of tireless campaigning for human rights propels the further into the public eye it provokes a furious outcry this time was no exception and before she could be presented with the award the institute caved in upon a closer examination miss davis says statements in public record we concluded that she unfortunately does not meet all of the criteria on which you word is based the birmingham civil rights institute doesn't have any list of criteria published for
all to see but angela davis believes the rights body was triggered by her stance on palestine although the b.c. i write refused my request to reveal the substantive reasons for this action i later learned that my long term supporter of justice for palestine was a tissue some angela davis fans protested in the streets of birmingham some voice supports online that france were all war heritage even let alone how you angela davis. this is shameful i stand with my deceased and friend angela davis this guy marc lamont hill used to be a c.n.n. contributor used to be because one time he spoke out on air in support of the rights of the palestinians and against israeli practices of crushing dissent we have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to commit to
political action grassroots action local action and international action that will give us where justice requires. in various a free palestine from the river to the sea but apparently he chose the wrong words to do so the river and sea metaphor is commonly used by hamas one of palestine's major political parties and a terrorist organization in the us playbook marc lamont hill was fired by the network shortly after the incident and in fact some legislators would like to see israel's most hardline critics supporters of sanctions hit with the full weight of the law trumps x. punching bag and sen marco rubio recently introduced the first bill of twenty nineteen which would encourage state authorities to take action against companies supporting the anti israel boy courts in fact laws bearing israel boycotting
businesses from state contracts already exist in twenty six states and although they're often faced with opposition like marco rubio's initiative it's absurd that the first build your in the shutdown is legislation which punishes americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity angel or davis is scandal shows how many people would be happy to gag anyone daring to publicly undermine his roles in. the organization charged with overseeing u.s. defense department spending says there's a major lack of transparency in the military that stands against president trump who apparently wants even less openness especially when it comes to afghanistan. kind of stuff as we're fighting wars and they're doing reports and releasing it to the public so the public believes the enemy the enemy returns reports a study every line or they should be private report and we lucked out and if
a member of congress wants to see it you're going to read it. accounting for u.s. spending on afghanistan lies with the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstructions also known as segal it was created by the us congress so you go audit reconstruction work and conducts criminal probes antiwar activist david swanson told me last hour that transparency is necessary for any democratic country . as long as the war and occupation go on c. cards should continue to exist i'm opposed to government secrecy. almost universally for any governments anywhere and i think people who are in favor of democratic representation or even direct democracy would have to agree with me government secrecy does not do us any favors and it is of course justified almost entirely by the maintenance of enemies
and military campaigns the. russian foreign ministry some of the japanese ambassador a comment from tokyo about the status of the disputed southern current he attracted has more on the latest flare up between the two countries. there's been no peace agreement since world war two when nat seemed germany and their allies japan were defeated a group of tiny islands that are just one thousand kilometers north of tokyo became territory administered by russia under international law japan though still considers the islands their own land so what really annoyed the russian diplomats was some of what the japanese prime minister just said she told japanese t.v. that tokyo has no intention to resettle the russians living on the island which is a rather quirky statement given that we heard nothing close to a decision for
a handover and the olens are still russian territory it was also about tokyo's idea to drop all discussions on issues surrounding possible compensations so first of all we know that one of sergei lavrov step e.t.c told the japanese ambassador in moscow that any disk. questions on the fate of the south coral islands must be based on japan's acceptance of the outcomes of the second world war here's more of what russian officials had to say such statements grossly distort the essence of the agreements between the leaders of russia and japan on speeding up the negotiating process based on one thousand nine hundred fifty six joint declaration and misinform the public of the two countries about the content of the negotiations such statements can only be interpreted as an attempt to deliberately magnify the problems of a peace treaty and impose on the other side his own scenario for
a sense women's the south korea are really a thorny issue but nowadays it may seeing that russia and japan have never been closer to sorting out the issue vladimir putin and shinzo i call each other friends they need several times a year but these kind of diplomatic couples that really aren't helping the process . trying to reporting that that's how it looks so far this thursday thanks for watching i'm calling brian moscow back with the next update in just over half an hour. when gold make this manufacture consent instead of public wealth. when the roaming pluses protect themselves. with the famous merry go round listeners only the one percent.
going all middle of the room signals. i mean real news is really. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line and they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to. have to go right to the press this is what the four three of them all can't be good . i'm interested always in the waters in the house. last question. u.s. veterans who come back from war often tell the same stories. were going after the people who were killing civilians they were not interested in the wellbeing of their own soldiers either they're already several generations of them so i just got
this memo from the circular defense office says we're going to attack and destroy the government and seven countries in five years americans pay for the wars with them money others without lives if we were willing to go into harm's way and willing to risk being killed for a war then surely we can risk some discomfort or an easy war. greetings and salutation is the theme of the week here in washington d.c.
and across the united states has been walls walls and more walls by arc watchers on tuesday u.s. president donald trump took to the primetime airwaves to address the nation and make his case for why he is standing firm in his belief in campaign promise that america needs a wall a big beautiful wall separating our southern states from the country of mexico and the poor huddled masses from southern and central america seeking refuge within u.s. borders the president using his usual mix of immigration fear mongering and a politician's grasp of the truth attempted to sell the us citizen read on how the wall was essential to fixing the ongoing security and humanitarian crises at the border rhetorical in dramatically asking how much more american blood must we shed before congress does its job. naturally the undynamic duo democratic leadership senator chuck schumer and representative nancy pelosi responded to trump's oval
office address with their own awkward parent teacher conference style rebuttal complete with a dramatic slow pen in the prerequisite overly patriotic set dressing behind them was schumer observing that president trump just use the backdrop of the obama oval office to manufacture a crisis stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration. we are now coming up to almost three weeks of the federal government being shut down and that's resulted that said that resulted from this great wall deadlock between congressional democrats in the white house and after all the midweek speeches there are still my friends appears to be no end in sight which means like a rabbit sitting atop a wall we need to start watching the hawks.