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with. supporters of. police in the capital after the arrest of the wiki leaks founder president accuses the songs of turning at the ecuadorian embassy where he spent seven years. faces a possible extradition to the u.s. where he could be tried on the allegations of hacking and conspiring with chelsea manning freedom of speech. date and the charges are an attack on journalists. made may have been used against civilians in yemen. climate change protesters blocked train services in london after hundreds are
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arrested headquarters. movement has divided public opinion in the u.k. . if your house was on fire and you were asleep i would kick your door in. to claim . the shell building is it came to saving people it's absolutely the truth you are justifying. your justifying. our idea broadcasting logic from our studios. international thomas. with us now street clashes have erupted in ecuador's capital after the arrest of. last week. the protesters accuse the president of selling out to the united states the
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president suspended citizenship last week and terminated his asylum merino is currently in washington where he has accused the whistleblower of hosting and coordinating hackers at the ecuadorian embassy in london. 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 with conspiracy to a government computer but civil rights groups say some of the charges are based on actions that any journalist might take and comments his arrest has raised 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 prince freedom now much of the indictment focuses on hacking and conspiring with
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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. 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
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had with foreign leaders one with mexican president enrique pena nieto and i know that with australian prime minister malcolm turnbull the transcripts were prepared by the white house but have not been released the post is publishing reproductions rather than original documents in order to protect sources so time to bring in the department of justice it's a criminal conspiracy to cover up a leaker right or take this one this one turned out to not actually be true it looks like somebody in the government is actually spreading disinformation who could that be well c.n.n. is protecting its source we have a not anonymous sources we protect that for real reasons so the information that is important to the public through can get 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 says seven thousand pages detailing how the white house has been lying
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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. attacked in fact that he's hiding that 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 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 kaleb up and r.t. new york on going underground on our team former pink floyd front man roger waters heads out of the u.k. for not opposing moves to extradite assad. what they're trying to do and the rest of them and to raise them away is they're trying to frighten would be chewed in the sun is who may provide this incredibly important service for the rest of us
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in society in the future that trying to scare them off so they want to do it somebody like julian assange. willy nilly will be a progressive thinker fouts why he chose to do the job he chose to do they are killing a sandwich the same when it came out of the embassy he's been living he hasn't seen hardly seeing daylight for six years having committed no crime he may very well end up dead that is why the british people he calls 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 heard him i watched on the t.v. resist them and they should there should be
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a general strike in england to prevent him being extradited. french made weapons may have been used to during the saudi led to coalition's incursion into yemen that is according to leaks is said to be from french intelligence and they were made public by investigative website to 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 it downplayed their role in the conflict or at least from the picks up the story for us. france has long been criticised for supplying weapons to saudi arabia human rights charity said time and
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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 only used offensively to defer attacks by the theses i'm not aware that french
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weapons are being 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 feels french weapons sold to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are being used in the war in yemen but one pressed again in light of this new evidence the government's once again offered denials to our knowledge the french weapons available to the members of the coalition are mostly in. offensive 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 leading arms suppliers of countries in gauged in yemen but that's hard to swallow given that this
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classified note was apparently provided to the french government in october twenty eighth it showed forty eight caesar alltel or a guns were being used along the saudi yemen border that tanks solti u.a.e. in action as to fight it jets. france's military agency note actually goes even further two friendships are serving in the blockade of yemeni ports directly leading to food and medical
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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 sales to riyadh after it was implicated in the murder of journalist jim up the. muscle street 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 fronts 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 arms with deals totaling more than eleven billion euros meanwhile marconi 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
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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 it's even ski r.t. harris. and french a lawmaker we spoke to believes paris is complicit in the saudi bombing of a yemeni. volunteers continued even to france 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 could be sure of one third of them thirty percent of coalition attacks a direct to the great civilian targets. since we supply weapons that are being used in coalition strikes so we help them to deliver these strikes against civilian
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targets in other words we are violating the rules of international role. a senior south african politician has been branded a racist for urging black voters not to wasted their ballots on white candidates but the ruling a.n.c. party's secretary general ace shaw denies claims of racism. 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 whites 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 ninety 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 of first land first party. by people are the beneficiaries of racism all of that where there 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 leg with us they still maintain it up at that hold on the economy so why would we not have a blacks only look as asian fighting for black liberation why would any black person vote for what the man in that position who has the ability at his fingertips the ability to hope try and mend was has happened let's not try to do it i 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 arrested during apartheid for having brought up two black children living in my
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home at a time when it wasn't allowed and i think if one feels strongly enough about on this country on trying to overcome everything you can to oscillate it into white and black you cannot get. us national security adviser john bolton has announced a new sanctions on cuba including restrictions for americans visiting the island based on whether they have relatives there or not. 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 nonfamily travel to cuba but this is one more effort a completely cross trade. trump administration attempting to
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push cuba as well and nicaragua and the country that is attempting significant change or sovereignty back it is meant as a punishment and or threat to other countries around the world it's meant to as a threat to the e.u. in terms of doing any business with cuba or when one knows when one is it going to change anything in cuba now anything in burma as well or not is illegal yes. a byelection international law on every level washington is also lifted a ban on lawsuits being taken against foreign companies in cuba the decision could have a major impact on the e.u. event as the biggest trading partner in 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 it all could be subject of lawsuits if 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 call. operation 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 suspended one particular part of it to avoid a flurry of lawsuits from those who claim rights to property that was seized during
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the cuban revolution in one nine hundred fifty nine and its aftermath brussels is not happy about this it was able to get the 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 would be self-defeating most obviously this would create even more acute fusion and more deterrence is working fusion is the new version of the given me so why not just extend it no void 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 her to walk away from nicolas maduro 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 of us understand too that there will be
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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 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. why in the first instance in ninety nine to six. government decided to use this is way. too real. we're not going to be part of european union aren't we.
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are going to say she. is. low. it was and it was a. wind. farm could be. a problem. for the united states because. it will lose. if they take. a loss 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 key sites since monday
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demanding action over climate change some vented their anger at the london headquarters of oil giant shell smashing windows and spring. here's what some of the protesters had to say. i want my grandchildren know everybody's grandchildren 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 part of this and they are letting us plan it die all u.k. system is now. i know we all have to stop this statement things over a single frankie's you know the demonstrations are part of a global campaign organized by the british activist group extinction rebellion which was formed of 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
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a major demonstration on monday in berlin. i know. that's going to be done with the mothers of the movies and the woman much. like you do yes we have demonstrations long enough we have the right and thus no use the means of civil disobedience such tension rebel. we got some contrasting reactions to the story from activist and teacher tim jones and political commentator underwater. 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 streaming on democratic positions and. 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 just been launched in london this affects diesel calls we've got a lot of fill 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 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 this way 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
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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 had said 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 at least twenty nine people in the vehicle plunged off a road on wednesday evening most of those who died are believed to be german citizens another twenty two are injured there's no. yet known what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. france remains in shock after its iconic notre dame cathedral in paris was gutted by a devastating fire this week after a fifteen hour battle to put out the blaze this was the scene at the golf heritage site. drone footage obtained by our video agency ruptly shows where the
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fire tore through its eight hundred fifty year old roof and eventually brought down its famous aspire and investigation is still looking into the cause as experts to survey the damage. many precious artifacts were saved from the historic building which was undergoing restoration work at the time many world leaders and companies have expressed their sadness and willingness to help in the rebuilding process.
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the letters are for me i'll be back with headlines in thirty three minutes stay with us. the activity known as journalism is under assault and. didn't start with the trials
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some who are actually interested in knowing you and helping you. the state of ohio says the new drug used to execute dennis mcguire in january worked properly. future executions his family claims the state used as an experiment the state says mcguire was killed humanely. their official position is that. basically everything was. medically qualified to be able.


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