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one of the most into one show intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america. today right now in the headlines a bombshell report alleges that a group of american mercenaries illegally traveled to haiti to help the caribbean countries president consolidate and move eighty million dollars to build. back. his pro palestinian students at king's college london say they were locked out during a visit by the queen. president trump says the u.s. should recognize israeli sovereignty over the occupied golan heights a disputed area captured from syria half a century ago. and the new rejects to reason may's request for a three month delay offering instead the twenty second of may is an absolute deadline with strings attached.
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to the twenty second of march one is kevin zero in this is out international live from h.q. hoping to make thirty minutes from this update then a first bombshell investigation claims that american mercenaries were helping haiti's president consolidate power seven military contracts were arrested there in february but then released without charge all that amid tough rivalry in the asian government unprotected anti-government protests in the country. just wanted mr an exile to give it up these men or most scenarios he says if he
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were here to attack part of the executive branch of the governments. you see those reports due to privacy considerations we're unable to comment further they were apparently going to transfer eighty million dollars out of the petrel caribbean account in haiti in the bank to another account which would be under the control of president cho from elmo we see the petro caribbean account required authorization if you will from modi's his then prime minister.
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and the bank president by day in dubois so this was apparently their mission they entered haiti many of them without stamping their passport without going through immigration without going through customs they had come in with weapons which is a violation not just of u.s. law but haitian law pressure from the u.s. embassy had been released in a completely illegal manner are you able now that the piece is released had to disclose your source and if not why not i spent a week in haiti speaking to. he should police officials justice department officials people. with correction who are very knowledgeable all of this operation secure disclose our source. requested. so we have to protect our source humanised broke the story of the intercept online
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news but one of the most reason a further twist a retired navy seal disputes that version of events his name is chris salzman he says they are hired to score a haiti american businessman decided investment contract arrested the day before the planned meeting in the now deleted instagram post he also claimed the mercenaries were used as pawns in a public fight he says between the asian president and prime minister incidentally another footnote to this the pm was dismissed on monday opposition protesters in haiti remain angry over skyrocketing inflation under the ledge government corruption they blame the current president who was sworn in february twenty seventh on a pledge to bring more jobs and to improve living conditions. and u.s. senator marco rubio was in the country on thursday haiti's new prime minister was appointed by the president the same day author of the report kim i was again says u.s. attempts to influence haitian politics will spark further outrage in the country.
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they added a certain irritant or a certain combustibility to the situation. they really arrived on the last day of the latest spasm of. demonstrations the prime minister in fact when he was voted out by the deputies was in front of the senate. answering for what happened with these mercenaries so i think yes the whole mercenaries story has played a role one from the questions everybody had about it and now that our story has come out and basically. torn off the lid or pulled back the curtain on this story i think that this is going to create even more outrage and more consternation.
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on the part of the haitian people. students a king's college in london claimed they were barred from attending classes because they were pro palestinian activists they were told it was because of security reasons your visit by the queen the police boycott part of a team in the u.k. spoke to one of the students involved to see how she felt. i went into uni like you know for my eleven am that shows like ten probably the most of the time it was i walked in and i got my id card i tapped on the barrier and it wouldn't it wouldn't work the barrier wouldn't open i talked about three times and by the third time i kind of like to myself i knew that this was intentional marines a student at king's college london but for one day this week she wasn't she was barred while king's was hosting the queen. around the time of this grand entrance on the other side of the building the second year religion and politics student was having this conversation with security
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guards in the armored car that's been reading some sort of record i think your question. really stressful to police protocol to me. they're not profiling you see what they did she wasn't the only one experiencing this issue. it was here that marine try to get into her university for a second time but she says she was told by security guards here that she was one of several students who had been barred from her own university for the duration of the queen's visit now marina and her friends say that they've been politically profiled for their history of peace. well demonstrations over issues such as palestine demos like this was not very urban was dying
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because you are the more reason to think it's not a good idea. maureen doesn't have a criminal record she claims she was just singled out by her university for being a politically minded muslim woman i must be paying student i pay nine thousand pounds right and i'm i'm not allowed to go to my lecture because i'm a courier security back to the green. outrageous since the incident the students have staged more protests highlighting what happened to them and demanding on it says. the king's college london is one of the u.k.'s oldest universities that occupies several buildings in central london and the queen and the duchess of cambridge were here opening this new building bush house now r.t. put the students allegations to the university and the response we got was simply
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that there was an event here that required the highest level of security we had an event on tuesday which demanded the highest level of security and we had to minimize movement three buildings for security reasons at a time some of our buildings were not successful the metropolitan police told r.t. that they don't comment on security issues but marine says that talking about political issues shouldn't make her a security watch. breaking with decades of u.s. policy president trump says it's time the u.s. fully recognizes the occupied golan heights as part of israel the region would struggles israel lebanon syria and jordan was a mix from syria way back in the six day war in one hundred sixty seven well immediately turkey in the arab league have reacted to the u.s. announcement reiterating their support for syria while iran has warned trump's announcement could trigger a new wave of conflicts in the middle east khaled mopin reports today. donald
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trump's support for israel has taken some new heights and that would be the golan heights and it now seems that despite the un and syria and others recognizing the territory as belonging to syria donald trump wants it to be recognized as part of israel let's take a listen to what he tweeted out of the fifty two year time for the united states to fully recognize israel so over and see over the golan heights which is of critical strategic and security importance the state of israel and regional stability now this announcement on twitter came as mike pompei zero the top diplomat of the united states secretary of state was meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu he expressed a huge amount of gratitude for this gift of recognizing golan heights and its time when the run cease to syria as a platform to destroy israel trump boldly recognize israel the sovereignty of the golan heights thank you president trump now in its annual human rights report the
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u.s.a. described palestinian territories not as israeli occupied but rather as israeli controlled and we recently saw mike pump aoe take the unprecedented move as u.s. secretary of state and actually visit the western wall in jerusalem now at this point the world is well aware that benjamin netanyahu is facing an election that will determine whether or not he remains the prime minister of israel and some have interpreted donald trump's moves as essential trying to help netanyahu showing u.s. support for netanyahu taking unprecedented steps in pro israeli stances by the united states as a whole and people wonder if this could lead to an escalation in the region journalists are extolling as a member of the syria solidarity movement as trump's move doesn't bode well for the region and risks are looming the conflict in syria to. what this decision and this move from the trumpet ministration is going to do is instead of increasing regional
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stability it's going to undermine it it's going to prolong the conflict in syria it's going to each stabilize the region rather then. then then helping it basically seems to do take moves that are in line with what benjamin netanyahu wants an empty casino mogul show that enables that war so this is just a continuation where they move the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem where they have as the u.s. to stop funding of the noted nations relief works agency where the united states would through unilaterally from the iran agreement and this is continuing a very dangerous trend under not undermining international law and. agreements. european union subjected to these major quest for a three month delay to breck said after a summit in brussels leaves offering instead a shorter perspire meant and only on the condition that the british parliament
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approves the unpopular with droll deal that was painstakingly negotiated by the british prime minister in brussels but all that said it seems the bracks it turmel's taken its toll on some european leaders two it's gone on long enough. do if you have. an extension until the. twentieth of april but. not. to the yes. on to the variant. according to. the hole is still empty in the end it means that
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it is a lot of spaces and. it was certainly long nights of discussion debate decision making and chopping and changing plans multiple times at the e.u. council summit and finally a decision that was reached officially and a final offer two to reason may and the u.k. for its bricks plans for spoiling that they had line article fifty until the twenty second of may conditional on to resume a passing up plan in parliament of course it's already been rejected twice by big majorities humiliating defeat for the conservative government and it's probably for that reason that the e.u. council added these conditions at the condition that you pass is that through if not they've added the option of a second extension up until the twelfth of april now if the u.k. chooses to go for that second extension of the reason may fails to put how plan
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through parliament as widely expected the u.k. will have to come up with some sort of plan with some sort of offer to continue that process in which case they will have to agree to participate in the european parliamentary elections but of course that would be rather silly and rather pointless because the u.k. is of course leaving the european union as the reason may stated in her press conference so probably twenty eight. of march depending on what happens in the house of commons she may have to go back to the e.u. once again the e.u. may have to call another emergency council meeting to decide what exactly happens next so it does seem the brest saga for now will continue yes so many twists and turns we'll continue to follow it's quarter past midday moscow time coming up after the break in an unlikely turn of events a growing time obey a prisoner sing is the praises of his captors and slams the authorities of his native said the arabia and why after the break.
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breaks it down. there are calls to end the electoral college lowered the voting age to sixteen allowing non-citizens to vote and to pack the supreme court with more in partisan judges what is happening here well it would seem if you can't win on the merit of ideas that all you need to do is to radically change the system. when lawmakers manufacture consent to instant of public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the flame and
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merry go round lifts only the one percent. with no middle of the room sick. room the real news is. again as probably some a story next about a prisoner in saudi national hell that america's infamous kuantan of obey detention center who surprisingly heaped praise on the united states and lashed out at the saudi monarchy. my faith in many u.s. politicians and media outlets has recently risen dramatically because of their courage to stand against the saudi royals the saudi royal family overtly fights terrorism to please the west while covertly supporting it so please the clerics and others they also do this so that they are always desperately needed by the united
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states in the west or terrorists. had spent seventeen years in guantanamo after being captured in pakistan the us dropped the initial charges against him but still refused to release him over security fears all shall be admits to being an interpreter for al qaeda and received training he says to use explosives. i'm proud of what i did and there isn't any reason for hiding i force against the united states i took up arms i did what i did and i'm willing to pay the price no matter how many years you sentence me even if i spend hundreds of years in jail that would be a matter of honor for me our shelby's lawyer told us his client has served his time there's no justification for keeping him in prison any longer than. well mr al sharpton was very clear eyed about why he wanted to speak out in this moment and he's also cognizant of the possible consequences that would that might carry for
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himself but for him it's more important to speak the truth in this moment to cast a critical light on on his home government and to let the chips fall where they may he is hopeful that you know the truth will set him free and that he will eventually regain his freedom and remain safe but but he also understands that you know the saudi government does not take too well to criticism it's really an extraordinary situation because when you think about it here in the united states if he had been charged with the most common terrorism related offense material support for terrorism he would be a free man by now the sentence for that is usually ten to fifteen years and so the question really is why is the united states continuing to hold on to these men and the answer unfortunately is that it's politics it's just the perception of having a place like guantanamo and what that represents symbolically to a certain portion of the electorate and to a certain part of the political class in the united states it's far too convenient a political football unfortunately there are no charges pending against mr one
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point he was charged before a military commission with a crime of conspiracy that crime was subsequently found by u.s. courts not to constitute a war crime so. that charge was dismissed he like many of the forty remaining prisoners at guantanamo basically since there are guantanamo without charge or a fair process. a transgender rights campaigner in the u.k. he's fired up public opinion on the issue susie green reported a catholic journalist to police over what she described as vile and hateful tweets following an appearance on the popular morning t.v. show no to this reported now says she has become a victim of a public which aren't for a believes. meanwhile a group of people have terrified and harassed my family docs my children made violent and sexual threats sign me up to porn accounts did the same to my husband threaten to visit here and tumbleweed wanted this back
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a bit some of the back story tempers flared when journalist caroline farrow debated the rights issue with susie green the mother of a transgender girl on national television in the u.k. susie green runs mermaid's it's a u.k. charity for transgender children her own child her gender reassignment surgery at the age of sixteen she reported caroline farrow the devout catholic journalist to police for a series of tweets which used words like mutilate and castrate greene says post went far beyond the transgender debate. you will see the tweets are a lot more serious than about ms gendering they were allegations of serious misconduct and violent spiteful personal attacks looks like is coming down a bit she's now withdrawn the complaint but the debate rages on we put the issue to talk show host young gaunt and also human rights campaign a potential. kara is a devout catholic i met him many times interviewed her she's a devout catholic she has an absolute right to hold
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a view of saying i don't accept this just like a muslim person and they couldn't accept either so let's have respect both sides is absolute nonsense that the police of got caroline should have be respectful of the design of that trans woman to be referred to as she. even if she doesn't approve of it you know reflecting someone's chosen gender that is not a big deal it doesn't imply support or endorsement it's just about common decency and respect there is this increasing tendency for the police to be bought in to deal with what some people find offensive but you know in human. there is no right to not be offended you know offense is part and parcel of open debate now i'm glad that we live in a free society where people can express their opinions and what caroline post said
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was not stirring hatred or discrimination or violence against trans people she was simply in my view disrespectfully refusing to use the term is she a trans woman look she went through a difficult time with a boy who then thought she was a woman and is a woman now abusing but i do think there is a kind of pressure on everyone that we have to conform to. you language that's deplorable but don't think it's a matter for police intervention you know there are serious crimes serious hate crimes up there violence discrimination how recent which the police should be focusing on not what individual people may say if we close down debate on the most important debate channel in the world. social media and facebook then we're going to live in very dangerous times and now we're really going to allow the new
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oligarchy of the media world facebook and twitter to be our lord chamberlain's surely we should be grown up and talk about it tracking all the big stories a day through this one kicked off or two o'clock yes they local time but in china overnight firefighters still battling a blaze that chemical plant in the east of the country was massive forty seven people were killed in the explosion there thursday ninety others a seriously injured the blast was so powerful it reportedly leveled several factory buildings and even created earth tremors hundreds of rescuers were deployed to the scene of what has been described as one of the worst industrial accidents in china in recent years. european parliament center right block suspended the hunger in president right wing party head of european elections the move comes after budapest launched a poster campaign accusing the european commission president of putting people in
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danger with his migration policies after suspension and the party loses all membership privileges including voting rights get to the bottom of this when r.t. sophie shevardnadze spoke direct to the hunger in foreign minister about what this move actually means. the migration there is an issue when it comes to the debates and the positions of different parties on migration the first and our position is a very strong migration position which is not shared by many the core of the e.p. peace position moved you know towards the left from there it used to be this is pension happened it took place. they had a prime minister's office has said that if suspension happens that means that fetuses leaving p.p. in english you say that the verse suspended but these are suspended by ourselves meaning that before devote to suspend or exclude feed us we have announced that we suspend ourselves we step back we we become basically
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say that we put our rights in the people on hold. and there is going to be a body or free persons appointed by the european peoples for peace and they will make a report. out there or feed us israel used for this is actions are in line the charter of the other seven party you know we are held responsible by our voters by can hungry so so what we want to do and what we have been doing is satisfying the expectations of the hunger people based on the view of whom we are governing. want to see more of that you can it will be on the times you saw on your screens but now that. it's coming to twenty seven it's possibly a day full of big stories a comb and a you tube channel if you get
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a minute here moscow is kevin owen saying have a great day. leave regulations and well along with the invisible hand because whenever you put this money gather they will try to fix prices so the u.s. likes i'm always scrap that will end up with market fundamentals really believe in price and price manipulation even more so the problem is because profits are the result of the accounting and the accounting is the result of the four big accounting firms that you can pay to have any result you want.
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small seemed wrong when old rules just don't hold. any old belief yet to shape our disdain comes to agitate and in games from an equal betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle there are calls to end the electoral college lowered the voting age to sixteen allowing non-citizens to vote and to pack the supreme court with more and partisan
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judges what is happening here well it would seem if you can't win on the merit of ideas and all you need to do is to radically change the system. talking the democrats grand vision i'm joined by my guest john kearns in new york she is a g.o.p. strategist and contributor to the hill and the daily caller in baltimore we cost to wendy your cell phone she is a professor and political commentator and in washington we cross to bruce fein he is a constitutional lawyer and a former associate deputy attorney general under president ronald reagan all right cross talk rules in effect that means he can jump in anytime he want i always appreciate wendy let me go to you i mean i mentioned the electoral college lowering the voting age packing the court i should have also thrown in the green new deal i think you would make f d r and l.b.j. blush you guys have a lot of ambitions is this because you believe in expanding the franchise or
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because you can't get your way with the current. system that exists you just want to change the system to retain power and keep it go ahead wendy. no i think it's because the democrats really want to be. a party that listens to the voice of the people and time and time again we have empirical data that says individuals do want to get rid of their lives or a college is an end to clean a system if you look at the past twenty years we had two presidential elections that the individual that had the popular vote did not win the presidency that when it's a question the ways in which we are letting our candidates so when it comes to whether or not we want to move forward as a resignation we have to get rid of end of the systems and then more aggressive systems in place ok but you want to put in systems that will give you an advantage to win and we all know that when we go to bruce i mean obviously.

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