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protests is clashing with police in ecuador's capital following the rest of the wiki leaks founder and president. faces possible extradition to the u.s. could be tried. and conspired with. the charges. elsewhere french made. used against civilians. in yemen according to leaks reportedly from french intelligence.
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environmentalist to disrupt. the hundreds were arrested for bringing traffic chaos and attacking the. climate change protest polarized opinion. if your house was on fire and you were i would kick your door in. the shell building is akin to saving people. the truth you are justifying your justified your justified. here in a moscow russia with the headlines in a bit more detail at one pm moscow time first until ecuador's capital quito were approached protesters have clashed with police following the rest of wiki leaks founder julian assange in london last week.
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this protest has claimed the president that in. the states where it is currently in washington where he has accused the whistle blower of hosting and coordinating hackers at the door and embassy back in london the president suspended the songes citizenship last week until i think it's a solemn pledge will lead to the arrest of the australian national in the embassy as we saw was then convicted by u.k. court of breaching bell has also been charged in the us with conspiracy to hack a government computer faces possible extradition to the us and over it but civil rights groups say some of the charges are simply based on actions that any journalist might take as reports next his arrest. freedom of the press. what message does it send to the world that's the concern shared by the american civil liberties union the very body set up to defend civil freedoms in the united states the indictment is troubling nonetheless it characterizes as part of
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a criminal conspiracy journalistic activities that are not just lawful but essential to press freedom now much of the indictment focuses on and conspiring with chelsea manning however it's this bit that has everyone talking. he was part of the conspiracy that assigns a man into commercials to conceal men and as the source of the disclosure of classified records to weaken leaks including by removing news and names from the disclosed information and delete in chat logs between man and the songe so trying to protect the identities of anonymous linkers and whistleblowers is now considered to be illegal well if that's the case american mainstream media should be in huge trouble intelligence sources tell and b.c. news the source tells n.b.c. news law enforcement and democratic sources telling c.n.n. that in a five sources two sources with links to the counter intelligence community according to anonymous washington post source take this article from the washington post.
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the washington post has obtained transcripts of two conversations president trump had with foreign leaders one with mexican president enrique pena nieto i don't know that with australian prime minister malcolm turnbull the transcripts were prepared by the white house but have not been released the post is publishing reproductions rather than original documents in order to protect sources so time to bring in the department of justice it's a criminal conspiracy to cover up a leaker right or take this one this one turned out to not actually be true it looks like somebody in the government is actually spreading disinformation who could that be well c.n.n. is protecting its source we have a not anonymous sources we protect that for real reasons so the information that is important to the public through can get out of hand and sends donald trump has taken office hollywood has decided to celebrate the who wrote press the challenge
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the nixon administration back during the vietnam war. do you have the papers. at the time so seven thousand pages detailing how the white house has been lying about the vietnam war for thirty years. i'm talking about exposing the years of government secrets is that legal what is it you think we do here for a living so if you follow the logic of the indictment tom hanks character is not a heroic journalist at all in fact he's a criminal and that points to another big question a number of voices have spoken up and said that it's ok to persecute and punish julian assange because quote he is not a real journalist but here's the thing the first amendment protects everyone whether you're labeled as a real journalist or not this is how the courts have explained it in the past as the supreme court has accurately warned a first amendment distinction between the institutional press on the speakers is unworkable the ninth circuit really believe that the world has changed and that
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everybody should be entitled to personal interactions so i do that of course julian assange to. fact that he's hiding. he's protecting his source that's what journalists do or he's a publisher. leaks is an organization that publishes truth for classified information that's in the public interest and under that definition he's definitely a journalist so at this point the u.s. department of justice is telling us that julian assange may have done a bad thing by trying to hack into top secret government files well nobody disputes that but the bigger issue may be what he actually was able to reveal wiki leaks made public a lot of information that angered powerful people and it seems that now they want him to pay up and r.t. new york one either loved or hated meantime jenna's songes been on a by the european parliament with a journalistic award he's been given the e.u. gullets or award for journalists whistle blows and defenders of the right to
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information noble peace prize laureate mcguire accepted on his of the lord. goes to show you have no sons or thank you. but more about this award he's received it was established last year by a group of leftwing members of the european parliament and on as those who've been persecuted or intimidated for uncovering the truth and then exposing it to the public as you're in the sunset currently behind bars he calls will be able to attend the ceremony. we saw accepting that award for him does want to hand it over to him personally she said at some point. i just think it's very important that we acknowledge julian assange for the create sacrifice that he has made for a saw one must ask the question why didn't this happen before i nominated this year for the nobel peace prize for his work for pace and trying to
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end war and suffering of the people when he published through recchi lakes he knew he would be a wanted man and he was governor percent free them i think we have to acknowledge julian assange and thank him and i want to do that personally for all he has done for us i was deeply shocked that julian assange who was arrested from there to dorian amber say treated so badly julian assange deserves his human rights and he should be freed immediately and under no circumstances sent to america for a jury trial because if that happens we all become poorer and live in a very dark orange for our children also speaking out is going underground show for pink floyd from when roger waters chipped in to criticize the case for not opposing
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us on his extradition. what they're trying to do trump and the rest of them and to raise them a is they're trying to frighten would be truly innocent is who may provide this incredibly important service for the rest of us in society in the future they're trying to scare them off so they won't do it they are killing as sanch deceived when it came out of the embassy he's been living he hasn't seen hardly seeing daylight for six years having committed no crime just because donald trump the commander in chief wants him dead he may very well end up dead that is why the british people he calls them he would as he was taken by those special branch offices into that van and driven away he called upon the
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people of great britain to resist i heard him i watched on the t.v. resist them and they should there should be a general strike in england to prevent him being extradited. french made weapons may have been used during the saudi led coalition's incursion into yemen that's according to leaks said to be from french intelligence that were made public by the investigative website disclosed which also says the weapons may have been used against civilians and for other war crimes. it demonstrates that hundreds of thousands of civilians live under the threat of these arms and provides information that allows us to demonstrate that some of these weapons may have been used to commit war crimes the french government is today where of the risk of this in light of the revelations imus internationals called on france to suspend sells to saudi arabia all the way along the line the president across his government has staunchly defended the sales and downplayed their role in the conflict sheila dubin
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ski picks up a story. france has long been criticized for supplying weapons to saudi arabia human rights charity said time and time again told the government that those weapons are being used to bomb schools hospitals and other civilian targets exacerbating the crisis in yemen a war that's left thousands dead and pushed millions to the brink of starvation the u.n. has even called what's happening in yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis. you're. you're.
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a little bit france has always hit back saying the weapons that it sells to saudi arabia only used offensively to defer attacks by the theses i'm not aware that french weapons have been used directly in yemen except that now appears to be contradicted by a classified note by the french military intelligence service uncovered following an investigation by a media outlet called disclose it was feels french weapons sold to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are being used in the war in yemen but one pressed again in light of this new evidence the government's once again offered denials to our knowledge the french weapons available to the members of the coalition are mostly in a defensive position outside yemeni territory or on call issued rights of way but not on the front line and we are not aware of any civilian casualties resulting from
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their use in the yemeni theater france is not among the lead. arms suppliers of countries in gauged in yemen but that's hard to swallow given that this classified note was apparently provided to the french government in october twenty eighth jean it showed forty eight seas our artillery guns were being used along the saudi yemen border that tanks sold to u.a.e. are in action as to fight it jets while missile guiding technology may have been deployed. in. france's military
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agency note actually goes even further to friendships are serving in the blockade of yemeni ports directly leading to food and medical shortages that means that women and children can't access the food that they need nor medicines if they've been attacked now last year president mccone dismissed pressure to halt arms sales to riyadh after it was implicated in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. it's pure demagoguery to say stop selling weapons but they have nothing to do with mr has to not confuse these things but it is interesting to hear before knowing the facts say we will not sell more weapons already so more than france through the joint ventures they have just arms sales to saudi all big business for france between two thousand and eight and two thousand and seventeen it was the second
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biggest purchaser of french elam's with deals totaling more than eleven. billion euros meanwhile markhor has talked about the ongoing crisis in yemen his country even hosted a humanitarian conference to discuss the issue but for many so far it's been all talk and little action as pockets continue to be lined all why the people of yemen face one of the world's most desperate plight. so it's even ski r.t. harris. pay we spoke to thinks of paris is complicit in the civilian deaths of the violated international law by supporting the saudi led bombing campaign. france continues to supply weapons to the saudi led coalition then the coalition uses them as it wishes one hand we cannot be sure how these weapons are used but on the other hand we can be sure of one through thirty percent of coalition
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attacks a direct your room sick. activity known as journalism is under assault and it didn't start with the trials of julian assange and wiki leaks once it was a noble to report on the nefarious activities of those in power now it is being criminalized free speech is now the privileged few. again good afternoon environmental group extinction rebellion has vowed to disrupt london's rail into blinds now so after nearly three hundred activists were arrested
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after a series of protests that brought traffic chaos to the british capital. thousands took part in coordinated sit down protest a case sites in the city since monday demanding action over climate change some even vented their anger directly on the london h.q. of the old giant shell smashing windows spraying graffiti on the walls there is what the protesters have to say. my grandchildren know everybody's grandchildren to be able to grow up to safely we. demanding that the government tell the truth. and they must do that because people don't know what they're doing is criminal all the governments across the world are part of this and they are letting us down up planet die or ecosystems die and we all have to stop this. the demonstrations are
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part of a global campaign organized by the british columbia group extinction rebellion which was formed in twenty eighteen the movement demands governments reduce carbon emissions to zero by twenty twenty five and that progress should be monitored by a public group further to achieve its goals extinction rebellion promotes mass civil disobedience and the staged rallies in more than thirty countries. this was the scene monday in berlin. yes the woman he did the mother the one with. god like you know. we have demonstrated long enough we have the right and must now use the means of civil disobedience stand to rebel. the issue of climate change is place that visitation tim jones no so andrew walker political commentator new york observer columnist in opposing conus is some of the chat. the point that we're raising which is about the potential collapse of society
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and really seriously the end of the human race is now a real possibility so some disruption to a city compared to a collapse of a society that comparison is what we have to think about what these people believe that just because they think their rights that anything that they did is morally justified that is an extremely dangerous i think streaming on democratic positions and it's grossly unfair. making a point by make by not harming anybody at all no life is harmed or threatened anything we do and we sometimes we do commit criminal damage and we do that to draw attention because nobody is listening to the terrifying severity of the of the evidence the relevance of what we're talking about if your house was on fire and you were asleep i would kick your door and come and try and save you so if you know it and then if you to complain about the criminal damage that i caused by kicking in your doors come and save you then that would be a little bit absurd to claim that smashing up the shell building is akin to saving people in a fire is absolutely
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a fact say the truth is you are justified harassment you are justified bullying you are justified criminal climates rebellion the organization have said that they will not stop the protest all until carbon emissions go to zero within six years that means end to vehicle transports and then to aviation and to electricity and. bluntly a return to the stone age the idea that people do not believe in man made global warming in this country is nonsense we've got ultra low emissions i just been launched in london that's a fact diesel calls we've got a lot until tax which means that you have to recycle everything on less you want to pay a hundred dollars a toll and this is classic denial what's that got to what none of those things are anything to do with climate change ok or the or the collapse of. biodiversity in the world they've got nothing to do it so you're just distracting from or is a terrifying prospect and climate change is going to get worse and worse and worse
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more and more more quickly and if we don't act now even if it's not that they fast difficult then where we are completely don't want to avoid bad language but we're in a bad way and the only way that we can do this is with radical action all of the scientists that have given predictions the world's going to end in five ten fifteen years all of those deadlines have passed and so they say well i just want to show you that it works right because i've and most of the i.p.c.c. predictions going back if you look back at what they said what happened they were massive underestimate especially if you look at things like the decline of arctic ice they massively underestimate what has happened i'm going to bet you if you're dead as a result of climate change by sixty five. then i will pay fuel for your little give me it's as if you're still alive when you claim your pension when you'll still if you'll still live long enough to claim your pension then you've got to give me the in top if you also come to that that you're going to be dead by retirement age will you take that bet ok you're on. fox and the truth. comes to terms with the devastating fire of the cathedral vigils have been held in paris.
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the firefighters battled those huge flames twelve hours monday evening but. none the less and most of the roof was lost and it all many precious artifacts one little bit of brightness it was safe another story building by a quick thinking human chain restoration what was underway at the time up blaze broke out investigators are looking at that as a possible cause many leaders now and companies from around the world have expressed their sadness and willingness to chip in to help rebuild it.
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as sort of pictures and i well that's why things are looking so far from all of this wednesday you know meals here throughout the afternoon to keep you posted does get out he dot com as well for me kevin i mean have a good afternoon. how
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belong with the girls. will be a very popular. form of what. i was born a male had a sex change when i was thirty years old. i've now been living as a woman for twenty eight years and i fully recreate this. problem should have gone away from by now but they hadn't so these surgeries are nothing more than plastic surgery i've had several female to. male friends and you look at it and you just go oh god you paid for that it's horrible nobody can change genders it's impossible. it's delusional it's a mental illness. this is now one of my own flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman she was taken from a. you're
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watching the season finale of going underground with me afshin rattansi just hours after european parliamentarians awarded julian a songe its most prestigious prize for journalists whistleblowers and defenders of the right to information we will ask the un special rapporteur on torture by the british capture and imprisonment of the wiki leaks founder but first straight to new york to speak to legendary pink floyd front man roger waters about whether the actions of teresa made all trump and lennon merino against isn't just symptomatic of rogue states. roger thanks for coming on the show let's just start with what went through your mind when you saw the pictures of his sons being dragged out of the ecuadorian embassy in london by british police we had been warned for several days because wiki leaks had got wind of the fact that they were going to actually
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do this but to see them physically carrying him out. special under no special branch as pows and putting him in that van and driving him away was absolutely chilling to think that the u.k. has become such a willing accomplice in satellites of the american empire that it would do such a thing in contravention of all lords moral ethical and actual legal restrictions is absolutely stunningly appalling and makes me ashamed to be an englishman i know you have campaign begins environmental destruction in ecuador under the lenin merino administration what do you think is behind the decision to let u.k. billie's in to the embassy to capture him jump ill just said on this show that it would be a warning from history they bribes him with the promise of a four point seven billion i.m.f. loan i may say that they culminate does not end with getting more rain out to
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give up julian assange which also they have plans to let chevron start drilling for oil in ecuador as most important national park which is a travesty beyond all imagination but let's stick to judea the lower in the united states. after the patcher attacks and one zero two two one zero two one the amendments to it citizens barely have rights anymore everything is at the whim of the commander in chief and the commander in chief is anything is allowed now there is no law there is no recourse to the law something i've written about in lots of my songs over the years because it's when the law goes. that we find ourselves pitched into. wars and
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this team at the moment bolton abramson trump himself and pence and all the rest of them are desperately trying to pitch the world the planet that we live on into this war sorry i'm drifting of julian who we should all be focusing on because he is who the whole world should be focusing on him now because if we let the u.k. get away with allowing him to be extradited to the united states and we allow the united states government at their whim to torture him and to detain him possibly for the rest of his life we will have allowed them several steps further down the road to absolute tyranny and probably this.

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