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protesters clashed with police in capital following the arrest of the wiki leaks founder in london president excuses the whistleblower of turning the ecuadorian embassy where he had been for seven years into a. possible extradition to the u.s. where he could be tried on allegations of hiking and conspiring with fellow whistleblower chelsea manning freedom of speech to say the charges are an attack on journalism. french made weapons may have been used against civilians in yemen according to meet with. french intelligence.
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and environmentalist attempt to disrupt london rail lines after hundreds of arrests and attacking the headquarters of all giants shall the climate change protest polarized opinion in the u.k. . if your house is on fire and you are asleep i would kick your door and come in trying to close. the shell building is akin to saving people in the fire is absolutely the truth you are justified harassment your justified your justified critic. it's eight o'clock am and you're watching all to international line from our studio with me welcome to the program first to the capital where protesters have clashed with police following. arrested wiki leaks co-founder judy in london last week.
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protestors claim president sold out to the united states is currently in washington way he has accused the whistle of posting and coordinating hackers at the ecuadorian embassy in london he suspended us on a citizenship last week and terminated as a sign of that led to the arrest of the australian national in the embassy. a song he was convicted by which is called breach in twenty twelve he also faces possible extradition to the us after being charged with conspiracy to hack a government computer in civil rights groups say some of the charges are based on actions that any journalist might take and it's. asked has raised fears for the freedom of the press. what message does it send to the world that's the concern
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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 the back and conspiring with chelsea manning however it's this bit that has everyone talking. he was part of the conspiracy that assigns and men 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 trouble intelligence sources tell and b.c. news the source tells n.b.c. news law enforcement and democratic sources telling c.n.n.
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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. 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 leak or 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 not anonymous sources we protect that for real reasons so the information that is important to the public through can get out of
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hand and sends donald trump has taken office hollywood has decided to celebrate the whole row of press that 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. i'm talking about exposing 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
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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. fact that he's hiding that name 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 assad 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 a little up and r.t. new york on today is going underground on
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a full of pink floyd front man van jones hits out of the u.k. for not opposing to extradite assange. what they're trying to do. and the rest of them and to raise them away is they're trying to frighten would be truly in the sun is who may provide this incredibly important service for the rest of us in society in the future trying to scare them off so they want to do it somebody like judy in a song. willy nilly will be a progressive thinker so that's why he chose to do the job he chose to do they are killing us sanj deceived when it came out of the embassy he's been living he hasn't seen hardly seen daylight for six years having committed no crime he may very well end up dead that is why the british people he calls them as he was
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taken by those special branch offices into that van and driven away he called upon the 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 evening to prevent being extradited. and trade weapons may have been used during the saudi led to a coalition's incursion into yemen that's according to leaks said to be from french intelligence they were made public by investigative a website disclosed which also says the weapons may have been used against civilians and 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 we're of the risk of this in light
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of the revelations of amnesty international's called on france to suspend arms sales to saudi arabia president micron's government has staunchly defended the south and downplayed in the conflict sharyn de bensky 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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but 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 by the french military intelligence service uncovered following an investigation by a media outlet called this close it reveals french weapons sold to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are being used in the war in yemen but when 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
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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 cs 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.
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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 mccone 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 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
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through the joint ventures they have on 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 elam's 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 court front 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. r.t. paris. a french m.p. we spoke to went as far as to say paris is complicit in the civilian deaths and has violated international law by supporting the bombing campaign.
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continues to surprise weapons to the saudi led coalition. the coalition uses them as it wishes. and 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 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 in. france remains in shock after its iconic not tried in paris was gutted by a devastating fire this week after a fifteen hour battle to put out the blaze it's worth the scene at the gothic world heritage site. turned footage obtained by our video shows where the fire tore through its eight hundred fifty year old roof and eventually brought down its
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famous spire and investigation is still looking into the cause as experts survey the damage. many precious. historic building which was restoration look at the time. and companies have expressed sadness and willingness to help in the rebuilding process.
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our climate change protest has caused chaos in london and we put the environmental debate with gas after the break. you know world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy 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 smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and 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.
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the 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 ferry a second beast of those in power now it is being criminalized free speech is now the privileged few. welcome back to the program the u.s. has announced it has lifted a ban on lawsuits being taken against foreign companies in cuba is a decision that could have a major impact on the. biggest trading partner at a time when a transatlantic tensions have been rising are you
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a correspondent on the story. we're talking about cuba's tourism industry the tobacco industry as well as distilleries on the island all of benefited from large scale foreign investment and all could be subject of lawsuits the european union issued a letter from their top foreign policy person federica mockery and leading you commissioner on trade that's a letter to mike pompei o the u.s. secretary of state saying you follow through with this you courts will be looking at where they can punish u.s. businesses the e.u. will be obliged to use all means at its disposal including corporation with other international partners to protect its interests this could trigger 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 now the particular piece of legislation dates back to nine hundred ninety six every
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president since bill clinton signed it into being has suspended one particular part of it to avoid a flurry of lawsuits from those who claim rights to property that was seized during the cuban revolution in one nine hundred fifty nine and it's aftermath brussels is not happy about this. 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 that it will be self-defeating obviously this will create even more confusion more deterrence more confusion for foreign investments so why not just extend it an avoider all of these problems the reason for that is this has absolutely nothing to do with trade this threat of a tsunami of lawsuits against cuba is really intended to put pressure on her to walk away from nicolas maduro in venezuela and the u.s.
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secretary of state in fact being quite transpire. that is the reason that they're playing this pressure to watch the political and diplomatic noose tightening around but. we will begin to do the same thing the cubans of us understand too that there will be costs associated with their continued support of nicholas berg we are seeing is donald trump living up to threats that he made that he wasn't afraid of a trade war and he will use trade as a stake when in order to beat those that aren't doing what he would like to see he would like them to do a trade war though a transatlantic trade war that benefits nobody in the long run it will be something that both sides you would hope would be looking to avoid we heard from a latin america expert in spanish history professor who told us washington has made it could backfire. it's mark's not really were courting international law and now. why in the in the first instance in ninety six. when government decided to
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introduce its way. they were it had to real. hard to mark was not going to be to be a part of the european union act we've taken to power girl you too you know. organisation with the big power of the. law of the united states it was and it was a war the question of course is why now i. think it's fine about that could be part of the problems. the united states because certainly it will lose. if they take it to a lawsuit in international. environmental group extinction that rebellion has attempted to disrupt london's rail and blinds us after more than three hundred activists were arrested of a series of protests to cause traffic chaos in the british capital.
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thousands have taken part in coordinated sit down protests at key sites since monday demanding action over climate change some vented their anger at the london headquarters of oil giant shell smashing windows and spraying graffiti on the walls is what a number of the protesters had to say. my grandchildren know what everybody's grown children to be able to grow up to safely we are demanding that the government tell the truth. and 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 die planet die all you care system is die and we all have to stop this. the demonstrations are part of a global campaign organized as you say by british climate extinction rebellion
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which was formed last year the movement demands governments reduce carbon emissions to zero by twenty twenty five and the progress should be monitored by a public group to achieve its goals extinction rebellion promotes civil disobedience and a stage rallies in more than thirty countries to date let's take a look at monday's demonstration in berlin. we have demonstrated long enough we have the right and must now use the means of civil disobedience it's time to rebel. the issue of climate change is place to activist and teacher tim jones and andrei walker a political commentator and new york observer columnist in opposing corners. what these people believe that just because they think they're rights that anything that
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they do is morally justified that is an extremely dangerous i think stream the own democratic positions of. making a point by make by not harming anybody and so 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 that is relevant to what we're talking about 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 launched in london this affects 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 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 what is a terrifying prospect and climate change is going to get worse and worse and worse
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all of these scientists that have given predictions of the world's going to end in five ten fifteen years all of those deadlines have passed and so they say well that's also. because 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 specially 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 that i will pay fuel for you don't get me upset 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 add to it if you also come for that that you're going to be dead by retirement age will you take that bet your own. i'll be back around thirty minutes with more updates but do stay with us for watching the whole which is next here on international.
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seemed wrong but all quotes just don't call. me. yet to shape out this day to come out ahead and indeed from an equal speed trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. but saying the numbers mean something they've mastered the u.s. with over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime families he did. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to be ultra rich he would six percent of the bull market thirty percent of some would one hundred five hundred three first such a first or second and fifth one rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building
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and that's one of the. greetings and salutations no one will argue that there is a lot of pain sorrow and truly deplorable things in the world today and most often they find their way on to your evening news or new speeds every day and truly daily basis all watchers and it's not hard to see why given the industry that brought you if it bleeds it leads as a news station mantra as the old saying goes if you want to be depressed. turn on your news but not that today no this week we decided we'd bring you an april fools day show that will only focus on the most positive uplifting in the important news
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of the day that doesn't showcase the worst of us only the best of us so let's start the show off with something truly great the great green wall of africa yes well u.s. president donald trump has been busy building or trying to build walls of barbed wire and hate metal in order to protect our southern border from poor people that don't look like him farmers environmentalist and scientists working in more than twenty african nations have been building a wall of trees indigenous land use techniques environmental pretty little protection to help combat the desertification of africa originally started back in two thousand and seven with just eleven countries involved the ambitious project stretches across roughly six thousand miles eight thousand kilometers of drain that at the southern at the southern edge of the sahara desert in a region known as the sun how backed by a cod.

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