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supporters of. police. after the arrest of the. president accused of turning the ecuadorian embassy where he spent seven years. faces possible extradition to the u.s. where he could be tried on allegations of. that in the speech. charges. made weapons may have been used.
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climate change protesters blocked train service. headquarters. if your house was on fire and you were asleep i would. say. you. are broadcasting live direct from our studio our to international i'm sean thomas glad to have you with us. in ecuador's capital after the arrest of wiki leaks founder julian assange in london last week.
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the protesters accuse the president of selling out to the united states the president suspended his citizenship last week and terminated his asylum what i know is currently in washington where he has accused the whistleblower of hosting and according hackers at the ecuadorian embassy and one of the songs was convicted by a british court of breaching bail in two thousand and twelve he also faces possible extradition to the u.s. after being charged there with conspiracy to hack a government computer but civil rights groups say some of the charges are based on actions that any journalist might take and his comments to arrest has raised fears for the 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 a criminal conspiracy journalistic t.v.'s that are not just lawful but essential to
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prince freedom now much of the indictment focuses on hacking and conspiring with chelsea manning however it's this bit that has everyone talking. it 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 the lead 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 that 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 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 so you 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.
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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
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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 going underground on our team former pink floyd front man roger waters heads out at the u.k. for not opposing moves to extradite. 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
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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 fat's why he chose to do the job that he chose to do they are killing as sanch 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 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.
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resist them and they should there should be a general strike in england to prevent him being extradited. french made weapons that may have been used during the saudi led coalition's incursion into yemen that is according to leaks said to be from french intelligence and they were made public by investigative website disclose which also says the weapons may have been used against civilians and for other war crimes as well. 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 amnesty international has called on france to suspend arms sales to saudi arabia president micron's government has staunchly defended the sales and downplayed their role in the conflict dubinsky picks up the story corps france has long been criticized for supplying weapons to
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saudi arabia human rights charities 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. but france has always hit back saying the weapons that it sells to saudi arabia
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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 by the french military intelligence service uncovered following an investigation by a media outlet called this close it was deals 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 coalition rights of way but not on the front line and we are not aware of any civilian casualties resulting from their use and the yemeni theater france is not among the leading arms suppliers of
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countries and gaged in yemen. but that's hard to swallow given that this classified note was apparently provided to the french government in october twenty eighth team 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. france's military agency note actually goes even further to friendships are serving
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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. demagoguery to say stop selling weapons but they have nothing to do with mr hersh 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 due to 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 arms with deals totaling more than eleven billion euros meanwhile macron has talked about the ongoing crisis in yemen his country even
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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. paris a french lawmaker we spoke to believes paris is complicit in the saudi bombing. 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 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 to deliver these strikes against civilian targets
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in other words we are violating the rules of international rules and one. senior south african politician has been branded a racist for urging black voters not to waste their ballots on white candidates but the ruling party's secretary general my gosh all denies claims of racism. don't ever vote for an i 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 on the privileged marshall's comments have angered party veterans who described his remarks as offensive the government has been at pains to fight discrimination by launching a national action plan to combat racism white people currently make up about nine percent of south africa's population but own more than seventy percent of private farmland since the end of apartheid in one thousand nine hundred four many politicians have been calling for land redistribution we heard from
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a former anti-apartheid activist and also the president of the black first land first party by people are the beneficiaries of racism all of the way that there were liberals 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 tears let me fast they still make getting up out of that hold on the economy so why would we not have that blacks are looking as they should be fighting for pleasure but he should why would any black person vote what to man in that position who has the ability and he's fingertips the ability to hope try and mean once this happens that's not trying to do it i just destroying even will destroy me so 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
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having brought up two black children living in my home at a time when it wasn't so loud and i think one feel strongly enough about. the power everything you called to oscillate it into watch and black you cannot do it. climate change activists are targeting public transport in london to get their message across that story much more after the break you're watching or to trash. you know we talk from time to time about the casino. the trend in technology and government to enslave the global population behind devices and to be consigned to life clicking on ads for scooby snacks and the second you stop looking at those ads you die and you get deep pleasure from going off the grid. just basic
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sense of the thrill. i put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and. want to. have to go on to be pros this is what before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the water . or sit. back this is our new international and u.s. national security adviser john bolton has announced a new sanctions on cuba including restrictions for americans that visiting the
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island based on whether they have relatives there or not. today we are also announcing five additions to the cuba restricted list which prohibits direction and 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 non-family travel to cuba washington has also lifted a ban on lawsuits being taken against foreign companies in cuba the decision could have a major impact on the e.u. of anna's biggest trading partner our europe correspondent peter oliver has more. 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
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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 a 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 south 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 thousand nine hundred 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 that's aftermath brussels is
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not happy about this supposed. to. tauriel application of the u.s. embargo is illegal it's contrary to international law i also personally consider it immoral we believe that this when pharmacies all do it it will be self-defeating and obviously this will create even more confusion and more deterrence your confusion is foreign investment vehicles so why not just extend it no voyde all of these problems the reason for that is this has absolutely nothing to do with trait this threat of a tsunami of lawsuits against cuba is really intended to put pressure on have to walk away from nicolas madugalle in venezuela and the u.s. secretary of state in fact being quite transparent that that is the reason that they're plying this pressure but watch 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
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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 and spanish history professor who told us washington's move could prove counterproductive. it's not legal according to law and. why in the in the first instance in one thousand to six. the cleaning government decided to introduce this is way. to real. law was not going to be to be a part of the european union act with right action taken to the. organization. united states it was and
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it was a. question of course is why now. could be. a problem for the united states because. it will lose. if they take it. in international. environmental campaigners have attempted to disrupt london's transport network more than three hundred extinction rebellion activists were arrested over a series of protests that caused traffic chaos in the british capital. thousands have taken part in coordinated sit down protests at key sites since
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monday demanding action over climate change some vented their anger at the london headquarters of oil giant shell smashing windows and spring graffiti on the walls here's what some of the protesters had to say. i want my grandchildren i want everybody's grandchildren to be able to grow up safely we are demanding that the government tell the truth. and they must do that because people don't know what i doing is criminal all the governments across the world are consequence and they are letting us down i plan it die all u.k. system is down i and we all have to stop this to make things over and go crazy. the demonstrations are part of a global campaign organized by the british activist group extinction rebellion which was formed last year the movement is urging governments to slash carbon emissions to zero by twenty twenty five to achieve its goals extinction rebellion promotes mass civil disobedience and has staged rallies in more than thirty countries to date there was a major demonstration on monday in berlin. the.
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meeting with the movies on how much. money did you see it live demonstrations alone and not yet we have the right and not you know us the minds of so disobedience substantial rebel. we got some contrasting reactions to the story from activist and teacher tim jones and political commentator andrea walker. 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 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
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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 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 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 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 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 the decline of arctic ice they massively underestimate what has happened i'm going to bet you if you're dead as
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a result of climate change by sixty five that i will pay fuel for you 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 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. the tourist bus has overturned on the portuguese island of madeira killing at least twenty nine people vehicle plunged off the road on wednesday evening most of those who died are believed to be german citizens another twenty two were injured it is not yet known what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
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get it about to. make money. and that's one of the every day. what is bit coy and big point is the magic of a new type of digital currency decentralized digital scarcity chancellor i'm bringing a second bailout for a bank that's called that got us a lot for a reason to coining it still hopes will be a source of optimism because i can control my own financial definitely it's just a new way of coming to consensus it's a game changer it is human history this is columbus discovering a new world this paradigm shifting knowledge that transforms economics and find it hard to apollo eleven landing on to the left stacy.
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greetings and salutations. it's late your feet hurt from hitting the club you know a little tipsy maybe a lot tipsy and all you want to do is get home b.g. a cat and call it a night you spot pulling up to the crowded curbside or at least it looks like you ordered you jump in the backseat the doors lock and off into the night you disappear for many this is how their ride sharing tragedy began sometimes the story ends in a robbery and assault for some the night ends in the horror of rape or even death this was the tragic fate of university of south carolina student samantha joe simpson who police say was murdered after getting into the back of a stranger's car she thought was the bird that she ordered south carolina state representative seth rhodes a co-sponsor of
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a bill named after josephson that would require ride sharing vehicles to have an illuminated company provided signed to help verify their authenticity he told reporters this could happen anywhere and it really exposes the dangers of ride sharing i live with my wife and three kids a fourth of a mile from the curb that samantha was picked up from in fact a two thousand eight hundred c.n.n. report found that out of one hundred three goober drivers and eighteen lip drivers have actually been accused of sexual assault or abuse or abuse despite both companies claimed efforts of background checks and passenger safety you see this is the dark side of the ride sharing culture in the rise of the giga condom use a whole. see my friends despite the ease and technological convenience all these ride apps food apps and dating apps bring us we cannot forget the real world dangers that can come from porting our safety in the hands of strangers so how.

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