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following the wiki leaks. president. where he. faces possible extradition. he could be tried. conspiring with. freedom of speech. charges. coming up on the program.
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according to. french intelligence. the climate change polarized opinion in the u.k. . if your house is on fire and you were asleep i would. say. even people. say the truth you want. your justify your justify. your tuning in from around the globe our welcome to. you know. we head first to ecuador's capitol hill where protesters have clashed with police
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following the arrest of wiki leaks founder julian assange in london last week. the protestors claim president. to the united states marino is currently in washington where he's accused the whistleblower of hosting uncoordinated occurs at the ecuadorian embassy in london the president suspended citizenship last week and terminated his asylum that led to the arrest of the australian national in the . background and this was convicted by u.k. court of. also being charged in the us with conspiracy to computer. government computer. faces possible extradition to the u.s. but civil rights groups say some of the charges are based on actions that any journalist might take on a scale of up in reports his arrest has raised fears for the freedom. what message
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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 a criminal conspiracy journalistic t.v.'s 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 the user 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
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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 fide sources two sources with links to the counter intelligence community according to anonymous washington post source take this article from the washington post. 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
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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 and sense donald trump has taken office hollywood has decided to celebrate the who wrote press the challenge 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. 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
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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 everybody should be entitled to personal interactions so i do that of course julian assange to. protect in fact that he's hiding that need he's protecting his source that's what journalists do he's a publisher. leaks is an organization that publishes truthful 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
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him to pay up and r.t. new york where reaction has been taken fast all miss indeed speaking in our tease going underground show former pink floyd from roger waters criticize the u.k. for not opposing us on just 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 his son do you see him when he 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 once seemed dead he may very well end
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up dead that is why the british people he called them as he was taken by those special branch offices into that van and driven away he called upon the people of great britain to resist i watched on the t.v. resist them and they should there should be a general strike in england to prevent him being extradited. to another story we're closely following today french made weapons may home been used during this so be laid coalitions incursion into yemen that's according to leaks said to be from french intelligence they were made public by investigative website to disclose which also seized 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
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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 well in lights of the revelations on the sea internationals called on france to suspend arms sales to saudi arabia present micron's government defended the sailed and don't play their role in the conflict charlotte dubin ski picks up the 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.
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you're. you're. right france has always hit back saying the weapons that it sells to saudi arabia only used offensively to defer attacks by the p.c.'s 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
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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 their use in the yemeni theater france is not among the league. 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. in action as to fighter jets missile guiding technology may have been deployed.
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in. france's military agency note actually goes even further to frank ships 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 dismissed pressure to halt arms sales to riyadh after it was implicated in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. st it's pure demagoguery to say stop selling weapons but they have nothing to do with
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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 arms sales to saudi all big business for france between two thousand and eight and two thousand and seventeen it was the second biggest purchaser of french arms with deals totaling more than eleven. billion euros meanwhile mark owen 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 or why the people of yemen face one of the world's most desperate plight. so it's even ski auti paris and charlotte with the reporter the need a french m.p. we spoke to went as far as to say parse is complicit in the civilian deaths and has
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violated international law by supporting the saudi led bombing campaign. continues to surprise 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 third thirty percent of coalition attacks a direct to the great civilian targets. since we supply weapons that are being used in coalition strikes we help them deliver these strikes against civilian targets in other words we are violating the rules of international law and. they have had london's roads for the last two days now environmental activists are threatening the real networks to get the climate change message across that story and plenty more besides when we return.
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you know world's big partners through things. and conspiracies it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the bad shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the final merry go
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round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room six. sixteen minutes past three pm here in moscow welcome back with a new story european firms could be in line for a run in with washington which is plumbing to reinforce a controversial law to take legal action against foreign companies doing business in cuba a european union is one of the country's largest trading partners let's go live now to our europe correspondent peter all over to fill in the blanks allness hi peter it looks like the transatlantic tension well it's about to open
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a new chapter. well this all relates back to the one nine hundred fifty nine cuban revolution and property that was seized by the revolutionary government now what this decision by the u.s. would mean is this essentially u.s. citizen some of those would be cuban americans descendants of those who had lived on the island at the time that they would be able to bring lawsuits against foreign firms that have since invested in businesses on the island of cuba now the main areas for foreign investment are the comes majority of the from the european union or canada they're heavily invested in hotels in the tourism in tourism industry in tobacco in both the plantations and the processing factories there also distilleries now we understand that canada the united kingdom and spain are threatening to go to the world trade organization if the u.s. goes through with this and they're going to say that washington is interfering in cuba's ability to do business as a source for
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a nation now this also this is being taken very seriously the announcement that they made to this we've seen the real big guns from the european union when it comes to foreign policy and federico market any. trade as well with trade commission also getting involved in writing this letter to u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o saying that if you go ahead with the decision to allow potential lawsuits against companies invested in cuba then e.u. courts will start looking at how they can put penalties on u.s. companies as well the e.u. will be obliged to use all means at its disposal to protect its interests this could trigger is solved if you don't cycle of claims that will impair the business climate without bringing justice to holders of claims or impacting the situation cuba in any positive way. well this particular piece of u.s. law originates in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and every president since
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bill clinton who signed it into into life has always waived the certain past key clause has been suspended within the deal what donald trump is proposing is stopping the wave of article three of the helms burton act the current wave is set to expire on the first of may so just a couple of weeks to try and sort this out the european union is cubism biggest foreign investor and also its second largest trading partner as you would imagine with this news brussels far from happy. a little to the extraterritorial application of the u.s. embargo is illegal it's contrary to international law i also personally consider it immoral we believe that this will harm us all but it will be self-defeating obviously this will create even more confusion more deterrence more confusion for foreign investment. so why not just extend a see if it's going to be so confusing for everybody and cause such
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a tsunami of lawsuits well the reason for that is the decision to do this has absolutely nothing to do with trade john bolton the senior national security advisor to donald trump is expected later on wednesday to announce fresh sanctions against venezuela and nicaragua what this threat of lawsuits is intended to do and the the trump white house is being quite transparent about this is to well convince her to withdraw their support from nicolas maduro in venezuela. watch the political and diplomatic moves around. we will begin to do the same thing the cubans of us understand too that there will be a cost associated with their continued support of nicholas woodrow but ultimately this isn't going to ease things between washington and brussels there's already an ongoing dispute where the u.s. wants to place eleven billion dollars worth of tariffs on e.u.
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goods arriving in the u.s. on things as far apart as cheese to non electrical wall clocks this is well has its roots not in cheese or electrical wall clocks it has its roots in an ongoing dispute between boeing and airbus the u.s. side says the airbus received government subsidies that it shouldn't have the rights to and that's why it wants to put tariffs on there what we are seeing is donald trump living up to promises that he had made in the past that he wasn't afraid of a trade war we are seeing him well using trade as a weapon this as a stick in which to beat people to his particular frame of mind. what it comes down to in cuba though is that these may be the skirmishes ahead of potentially a full blown transatlantic trade war nobody wants that because in a transatlantic trade war as a new any trade war nobody wins yet we are with the ramifications of all of our europe correspondent has been spinning there could be quite a few thanks for that peter. environmental group extinction
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rebellion has attempted to disrupt london's real. that's after more than three hundred activists were arrested over a series of protests that caused traffic chaos in the british capital. well callers have taken part in coordinated protests out key sites in london since monday demanding action over climate change some vented their anger at the headquarters of the oil giant show smashing windows spring graffiti as well on the walls here's what a number of the protesters had to say. i want everybody. to be able to grow up safely we are demanding that the government tell the truth. and
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they must. know what they're doing is criminal all the governments across the world are a part of this and they are letting us down i. know you care system is down i know we all have to stop this. let's just expound on those demonstrations as we say they're part of a global campaign by british climate group extinction reburying which heads at all really which was formed last year the movement governments reduce carbon emissions to zero by twenty twenty five programs should be monitored by a public group to achieve its goals extinction rebellion promotes mass civil disobedience on the stage rallies in more than thirty countries to date let's show you a bit more of monday's demonstration but this time in berlin. yes . i have learned you know. we have demonstrations long enough we have the right and
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must now use the means of civil disobedience it's time to rebel. well the issue of climate change has placed a walker on grey's a political commentator a new york observer columnist and also activist and teacher tim jones in opposing corners take a look. the point that we're raising which is about the potential collapse of society 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 they're right that anything that they do is morally justified that is an extremely dangerous and extremely on democratic positions and it's grossly unfair we are 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
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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 is on fire and you're 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 door to 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 offensive 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 an end to vehicle transport an end to aviation and end to electricity and to this child blue plane a return to the stone age the idea that people do not believe in manmade global warming in this country is nonsense we've got ultra low emissions and just been
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launched in london that's a fact diesel call's 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 tonne this is classic denial what's that got to what none of those things got 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 what is a terrifying prospect and. i mean change is going to get worse and worse and worse more and more more quickly and if we don't act now even if it's not that they fast difficult then we are completely down to 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 house passed and so they say well i just want to show you that is what it's going to take a life 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 the decline of arctic ice they massively underestimate what happened i'm going to bet you if you
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want to add as a result of climate change by sixty five that i will pay fuel for you don't give me it's not 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 had said if you also come for that that you're going to be dead by retirement age will you take that bet look at your own life from moscow this is our team international stay close to and from work great programs just that i run the corner and i'll be here in the thirty c. then hopefully. join me every thursday on the alex i'm unsure and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics school business i'm show business i'll see that. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line they get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to be. too great to be approached this is what the four three of the people. i'm interested in the rising. price of. this job where cocaine is where four bucks for the dia under fifty to everybody use cocaine crack cocaine you can smoke it this is worth fifty thirty. twenty. two this is about a fifteen dollar big people smoke this one bigger second sweetie you can find these drugs in any city in the united states that you want
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a long as you want to get it about the. make money. and that's what a day. which. i'm going to see for just are good. and. it's it's it's going good. i am involved with a lady friend at the moment she was in california i live in minnesota so there's a distance there we need to know each other we talk. it's not easy making new friends after something like this. well what do you do before you came here where did you work before you came here when you live. well death row
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they don't know what to do with that you know they're like. it's just one of those situations where you have to realize that not everyone out here is out to ruin your life there are some who are actually interested in knowing you and helping you. in january work. his family claims the state.


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