protesters clashed with police in ag capital following the arrest of. london president or a no accuses the whistleblower of turning the ecuadorian embassy where he had been seven years into a hub. faces possible extradition to the u.s. where he could be tried on allegations of hacking and conspiring with fellow whistleblower. freedom of speech activists say the charges are an attack on journalism. weapons may have been used against civilians in yemen according to reports from french intelligence. and environmentalist attempt to
disrupt london long after hundreds of arrested for attacking the headquarters of all john shell the climate change protests have polarized opinion in the u.k. if your house is on fire and you were asleep i would kick your door to the entrance to. the shell building is a kid to say even people who are part of. the truth you are just a part of harassment you're just you're just too far. it's one o'clock am to international law. with me and you are to come to the program first to capitol where protesters have clashed with police following the arrest of wiki leaks co-founded in london last week.
protesters claim president moreno so it's on to some states right now is currently in washington way he has accused the whistleblower of pasting and coordinating at the ecuadorian embassy in london he suspended astonishes citizenship last week interrogatives up next the rest of the australian national in the embassy. a song he was convicted. of reaching in twenty twelve he also faces possible extradition to the us off to being charged with conspiracy to have computer but civil rights groups say some of the challenge is all based on actions that any. and this. is the best has raised. 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
a criminal conspiracy journalist to get d.v.d.'s that are not just lawful but essential to press freedom now much of the indictment focuses on hacking 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 disclose 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.
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 the 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 and sense donald trump has taken office hollywood has decided to celebrate the heroic 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 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 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 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 on today is going underground on form of pink floyd front and waters hits to the u.k. for not opposing to extradite assange. 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 since a search in the future they're trying to scare them off so they won't do it somebody like julian as sanch willy nilly will be a progressive thinker so that's why he chose to do the job he chose to do they are killing a sandwich do you see him when he 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 he would 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 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 incursions into yemen according to leaks said to me from french intelligence they were made public by investigative website disclose 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 we're of the risk of this in light of the revelations that amnesty international has called on france to suspend on sales to saudi arabia president across his government has staunchly defended the sales and downplayed their role in the conflict shall in due penske 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. you're. going to get.
but france has always hit back saying the weapons that it sells to saudi arabia only used defensively 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 this close it reveals 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 off 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 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. france's military 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. spews demagoguery to say stop selling weapons to 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 which is already so more than france through the joint ventures they have arms sales to saudi 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 macron 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. show that you can ski r.t. harris. 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 saudi led bombing campaign. france continues to supply 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 could be sure one through thirty percent of coalition attacks a direct to the great civilian targets. since we supply weapons that are being used
to coalition strikes we help them to live with these strikes against civilian targets in other words we are violating the rules of international law and once. a senior south african politician has been branded a racist for urging black voters not to waste their ballots on white candidates but the ruling a.n.c. party secretary general. denies claims of racism. i don't ever vote for a white person will never change the lives of black people they have oppressed us our main hope is the black vote the democratic alliance represents the white interest the elite and the privileged but comments have angered party veterans who describe his remarks as inappropriate the government has been at pains to fight communication by launching a national action plan to combat rising racism white people currently make up just
nine percent of south africa's population but more than seventy percent of private farmland see an increasing number of calls from the black community to redistribute the country's wealth we got reaction from a former anti apartheid activist and also the president of the black first land first party. my people are the beneficiaries of racism all of the way that they were liberal what i do even communists in south africa are white people benefited ecology to benefit thirty five thousand white families own eighty percent of the land they will not shed his lead with us they still maintain it up at that hold on the economy so why would we not have a blacks only look as they should be fighting for black liberation why would any black person vote for what but to a man in that position who has the ability at his fingertips the ability to hope try and mend what's has happened let's not try to do a dead just destroying even roll destroying it further and that is the saddest
thing because that is not the opinion of the majority in this country i was interested during the party for having brought up two black children living in my home at a time when it wasn't allowed and i think if one feels strongly enough about. one turn over power everything you can to oscillate it into watch and black you cannot do it climate change activists are threatening to rail on two networks in an attack at sam message across a store animal after this break. i do think the numbers mean something they matter to us with over one trillion dollars of debt more than ten white collar crime families each day. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to be old from which he would six percent of the
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welcome back to the program u.s. national security advisor john bolton has a new sanctions on cuba including restrictions for americans visiting. they have relatives that. today we are also announcing five additions to the cuba restricted list which prohibits direct financial transactions with entities tied to cuba's military intelligence and security services and personnel we are also announcing that the department of the treasury will implement further regulatory changes to restrict family travel to cuba or another word. washington has also lifted a ban on lawsuits being taken against foreign companies in cuba it's a decision that could happen to impact on the you have on as biggest trading partner at a time when charles atlantic relations already stretched our europe correspondent
peter oliver has 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 and 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 called peroration with other international partners to protect its interests this could trigger some defeated 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 one nine hundred ninety six every 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 on that 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 but we believe that this one pharmacy all that it will be self-defeating and obviously this will create even more confusion more terror and see more confusion for foreign investment so why not just extend it no voyde 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 madugalle in venezuela and the u.s.
secretary of state in fact being quite transpire. that is the reason that they're plying this pressure what the political and diplomatic noose tightening around but . we will begin to do the same thing the cubans must understand too that there will be a cost 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 will 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's move could backfire its marks not legal according to international law and the ones who are in there in the first instance in ninety six. the. government decided to
interviews the 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 count on you to you know. organization with the big you know power of these. united states it was and it was a war the question of course is why now. things. could be part of the problems while the united states because certainly it will lose. if they take it to a lawsuit in international court. environmental group extinction rebellion has attempted to disrupt london's rail and blinds us after more than three hundred activists were arrested over a series of protests that caused traffic chaos in the british capital.
thousands of taken part in coordinated sit down protests of science since monday demanding action over climate change some of their anger at the london headquarters of giant shell smashing windows and spraying graffiti on the walls here's what a number of the protesters have 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 do that because people don't know what they're doing is criminal all the governments across the world are a part of this and they are letting a planet die or you care systems die and we all have to stop this movement and. the demonstrations are part of a global campaign organized as we say by british climate group extinction rebellion
which was formed last year the movement demands governments reduce carbon emissions to zero by twenty twenty five and that progress should be monitored by a public group to achieve its goals extinction rebellion promotes mass civil disobedience and has staged rallies in more than thirty countries to date let's take a look at monday's demonstration in berlin. you have learned to see that we have demonstrations long enough that we have the right and not you know use the means of civil disobedience to rebel. the issue of climate change has placed the activist and teacher tim jones and andrew 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
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 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 the idea that people do not believe in manmade global warming in this country is nonsense we've got ultra low emissions i would 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 tall and this is classic denial what's that got 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 climate change is going to get worse and worse and worse
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 just want to show you that it works this way because i for the 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 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 bad shit if you also come for that that you're going to be dead by retirement age will you take that bet ok you're on. a tourist bus has overturned on the portuguese island of madeira killing twenty eight people and they killed plans to off the road on my estate you know most of the tied up loot to be german citizens another twenty two. were injured and it's not yet known what caused the driver to lose control of
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merry go round lifts only the one percent. of the time to ignore middle of the room six. million real. world. you know world of big new law 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 smart we need to stop slamming the door on the back 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 we're watching closely watching the hawks.