all you will come from. is. if from google. the war on whistleblowers continues the u.s. charges a former intelligence analyst under the espionage act alleging he turned over classified information about washington's targeted assassination program to the media. pakistani officials say a security guard been killed after gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the south in an attack targeting foreigners. and 25 years one ruling party but this time the african national congress in south africa has suffered its biggest losses since the end of apartheid in the general
election. there watching r.t. international with me. watching r.t. international with me in a do or 2 from moscow stooging to 50 years in prison for allegedly leaking sensitive information about washington's covert drone warfare program to the media daniel hale who rested on thursday served as a language analyst for the air force between 292013 in 2011 he was also assigned to work for the national security agency and given top secret security clearance it's alleged that during that time he established communication with a reporter and provided him with documents stolen from n.s.a. computers hale was indicted under the espionage act on 5 charges related to theft retention and transmission of classified information each carries
a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison the press freedom organization reporters without borders has a sharply criticized the arrest arguing it represents a direct threat to investigative journalism with more now on the story his more than. many observers are noting that the information provided in the indictment seems to indicate that it's possible he could be the person that leaked information to the intercept and reporter jeremy scahill there was later published in his book the drone paper's however the intercept has refused to confirm or deny that this was indeed their source this is what was said by the intercept the intercept does not comment on matters relating to the identity of anonymous sources these documents detail the secrets on accountable process for targeting and killing people around the world including u.s. citizens through drone strikes they all revised to limp or since the alleged whistleblower faces up to 50 years in prison no one has ever been held accountable
for killing civilians in drawing strikes that the information that was published by the intercept seems to indicate that there is a high civilian death toll in the u.s. drone warfare operations that have been waged for the past 14 years in afghanistan somalia and yemen they say that the high death toll is due to the fact that there is a preference for killing targets rather than capturing them furthermore it is difficult for u.s. intelligence agencies to extract the information they need from terror suspects and those that they have in custody the military is easily capable of the deps and to change but they don't like to stop anything they feel is making their lives easier or is to their benefit but they have become so addicted to this machine to this way of doing business that it seems like it's going to become harder and harder to prove them away from it the longer they're allowed to continue operating in this way now there has been quite an ugly history of the u.s. drone strike program many civilians have been killed let's review some of what has
gone on as the u.s. carries out targeted assassination with drone. many are observing the situation saying there is a big crackdown on whistleblowers being carried out by the us government recently chelsea manning was released from federal custody but it's expected that she could return if she does not testify against wiki leaks furthermore wiki leaks founder julian assange just now facing the possibility of being extradited to the united states to face charges of computer intrusion whatever tolerance there was for those who leaked classified information about government malfeasance seems to be gone there is supposed to be a lot actually that prevents classification of information evidencing
a crime and so a lot of the classification over classification is actually to prevent people from learning about crime which is completely illegal it's very difficult to explain to people because they don't understand that you're not supposed to be able to commit a crime and then be able to cover it up and we've gone so far and pressing freedom of speech and freedom of the press that people really are pretty ignorant about all of the stuff going on except for the so cation oh you know documentary or book written or newspaper article with the help of whistleblowers and the government is definitely trying to stop all whistle blowing in all investigative journalism that would lie sign any insider information. ministry so if in pakistan says a security guard has been killed off a sample gunmen stormed a 5 star hotel in the south and actually building as part of a chinese funded multi-billion dollar project on popular among tourists officials
say the attackers were cornered over the top you know we got an update from an expert on international terrorism in islamabad. just on the ration. has taken this responsibility distributing background according to the box. chinese relationship that is the chinese pakistani economic corridor or it's the $600.00 kilometer long corridor and governor there is the center point or the entry point of that order so that was very obvious target of the terrorist activity that was there but according to the recent of course that are coming in and now the police and the armed forces have cordon of the area and the action istream going on around 95 percent of the area has been cleared still some hotel workers are officials who are still inside well there has been an insurgency going on in this largest in terms of its geographic in a province of pakistan and even in baluchistan just last month the security forces
often shills were attacked and it was claimed that some of the insurgents were crossing over from the iranian sorry all the attack so in the overall situation it appears that the relative calm that has appeared to come back in pakistan has been disturbed i must have some to our guard this is a security failure as well because in the heart of little just on in god that there is no big building infrastructure of the this is such a big hotel the only international doubt there are national and international stage and national international dignitaries come there journalists can come there there's no on that obvious building in that video so if that has been touted out it is a serious question mark about the security of great was. about can nation has been rocked by last prayer tests in the capital tehran until saturday opposition parties that are staging an anti-government rally against what they call widespread corruption.
was . going to him. activists there are also demonstrating against organized crime allegations the government denies there's a heavy security presence at the scene which has seen sporadic fires break out as opposition figures could be heard chanting anti-government slogans from a makeshift podium in the round. of the many people vying to be the next u.s. president there's one which donald trump seems to be watching pretty closely former democratic vice president joe biden tom spotted a few similarities between early successes and his 2016 campaign a lot of his rival today and that's not all the 2 may be opposites on the political
spectrum but it seems they both got more than strategic success in common a video from 2006 has resurfaced showing the vice president biden as saying he voted for a strong border fence partly due to migrants from latin america bringing drugs all while the different from his tone later on. are going to be white on white most democratic society all whites are out of the $700.00. dollars. right across the. wires what it. is going to. be one who actually. lost the problems are not bound by borders drug.
and is not the only democrat to argue for a stronger border defenses while running for office barack obama and hillary clinton looking a lot to. bill before us will certainly do some good. there will authorize some badly needed funding for better fences and better security along our borders maybe they'll need a moment. they do want to alligators in the way you know secure our borders with technology personnel physical barriers if necessary and some places we will not build a wall instead we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one journalist and author daniel. told me that there's hypocrisy in the democratic when it comes to border security. it's really difficult . to criticize trying to call the quantum strawman boras was the same time as i
recognizing that the more liberal border region that's promoted by now after. the transport of drugs and other substances is across the border so the democrats this is joy playing both sides that. they have tried their best to keep immigrants out they have contributed to. this small conditions and central america which are generating waves and waves of refugees you're in the same time they want to blame trump for not having. robberies humane at it are both major parties are. implicated in this order which is reaching truly. course there's an example that we see on this issue. the african national congress has returned to power in south africa but with a reduced majority in what is its worst result since taking office 25 years ago
it's confirmed the a.n.c. took 58 percent of the vote from wednesday's general election the party has ruled in south africa since the country's 1st free election back in $1994.00 and victory means that president to several around oppose it will have another 5 years to appease those who've accused him of failing to address issues in the country like corruption. the main opposition party the democratic alliance picked up 21 percent of the vote while the leftist economic freedom fighters took 11 percent double what they received 5 years ago in the last election here's a look at some of the reasons voters may have turned on the and say failing to combat the high unemployment which currently stands at 27 percent is one issue in the spotlight. also there's serious concern about theft and murder rates which are on the rise land reform has triggered debate with white farmers one in the vast
majority of private arm land we're joined by a south african based political analyst howard allen who told us corruption is the main factor in the a.n.c. losing support the a.n.c. has been taught a little bit of the list on the last round about 19 seats which obviously will impact on them. and one of the main reasons one of the main reasons for that is the the level of corruption so what we're seeing is that there has been a movement on both sides towards the the more right of center and the more left of center being be if and the and the freedom into being be if and the and the freedom front really for me to julius malema is not calling for white people to be killed yet to see racial tension existing you do see i work a lot in corporates you use it most companies are trying to move away from any racially based issues there's nothing obviously official but there is
a subtle form of racism that does exist in the environment and we have to work very very hard south africans have to work very very hard to get beyond we it hasn't been that some pull and one of the theories i have is that we were so quick south africans really wanted to move forward on a non racial basis but sometimes we don't have those difficult and comfortable in our players and conversations that we should have head for that reason it still exists. within the parliament elections fast approaching a debate has broken out in the end of the process that determines who takes the top job at the blogs executive branch is our europe correspondent peter. reform versus the status quo when it comes to who will be taking the european commission's top job next under the current system called spits in candidate or leave candidates that job goes to the preferred choice of the parliamentary group that takes the
most seats in the upcoming european parliamentary elections if we have a look at the most recent polling what this means is this well the a p p's munfordville is the air repair and to john claude young in all but name. not so fast says the money will. do the things we think he does the president is not an artist you kaleb you did no i have been clear from the beginning on this subject so i don't think this is the right approach in fact this was something of a theme for mr throughout this week's e.u. summit in rumania he wants to see a change to the current system. we should in any case avoid agreeing on the least good candidate which can happen in certain situations we must opt for the best possible candidate in order to ensure a strong european project. but the problem is while the french president has the backing of dutch prime minister mark greta and others there are all those leaders in the e.u. that think the current system works just fine thank you very much because i believe
the process of electing lead candidates should be accepted by the people german chancellor angela merkel has also given her blessing to man fred bever for e.u. commission president however it's not known exactly how cold cream that is should a better option come on the table mr verver though well he's already talking like he's got the job so the future european commission and the my leadership we'll insist the principle of sort of rule of law a solution is going to have to be ironed out today european summit which will take place in june after the parliamentary elections in 2 weeks time because it's. not just the e.u. commission job that needs to find a successor soon they also have to find replacements for european council president donald to ski and chief of the european central bank mario draghi by the end of this year earlier this year the money will said he wanted to see a new written
a song take place in europe well if he can reform the way directly elected positions of filled in the e.u. institutions will vast maybe more akin to a revolution peter all over r.t. early coming up next cambridge university in the u.k. says it's facing some hammy issues in getting students through the door we'll tell you why amongst our of the stories after this 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. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling class is to protect themselves. the flame of merry go round listen to the one percent. we can all middle of the room. welcome back to the program there are many things which might don't deter students
from applying to top universities the expense of strong competition or affair of failure but britain's cambridge university has uncovered another a lack of decent local. we've been doing some quite detailed research particularly with black students particularly in london looking at obstacles to applying to cambridge and thinking about cambridge the number 3 on the list was hairdressers it's unexpected but we need to look at applying to cambridge from their eyes for those students this is their concern in a nationally renowned institution has also been canvassing current students as part of efforts to encourage more applicants from more diverse backgrounds in 2017 only 2 percent of cambridge intakes were of black or ethnic origin or the tyrants were a fear of student debt and not fitting in although the underground she was featured in the university's promo video say they found college life more diverse than they expected. i think i realize what my original question came it was but there's a stereotype when i came here i found there are spaces from out what park on your
farm out what race or class is coming to cambridge i've met so many different people and people who look like me but people who. we heard from lead just a former equalities advisor to the new says the talk of headdress is just a diversion from the real issues facing the university. there are too many white men running the show at cambridge university and they are from a particular class or particular culture the elite of british society and they maintain within them an academic culture that is profoundly classical. and whose culture in terms of the sex pressed values. inimical really to black students who want to critically engage with academia to study issues of philosophy history and others you go to a black professors you go to have a curriculum that reflects a multicultural britain and moreover you've really got leadership from the very top
of the university that demonstrates its commitment to race equality and unless cambridge really takes the issue seriously then they will forever focus on. dresses and steel pan and samosa nights to cure their problem. of lawmakers have been injured and one hospitalized after hong kong's legislative assembly descended into chaos the brawl was triggered by a meeting on the planned changes to the island's extradition policy. i believe. the proposed new law was announced earlier this year by the region's pro beijing leader got to offer a case involving a man from hong kong who allegedly killed his pregnant wife while on vacation in taiwan under the current policy hong kong can't send suspects to jurisdictions with
which it has no extradition agreement critics believe the new legislation could see people sent to the charges in mainland china which has freedom and privacy advocates concerned however authorities say this which is needed to ensure justice is set up. a backlash is a broken out in the french city of lille between yellow vests protesters and police in what is the 26th consecutive week of demonstrations across the country careless also broke out in the city of norms despite bans on demonstrations in several areas the rallies in paris the south they have so far gone without incident but come just 2 weeks before the european parliament's elections fewer than $20000.00 people have turned out across the country which makes this weekend the weakest turnout since the beginning of the movement according to the french government is suffering from a lack of pupils a small school in rural france has taken a somewhat bizarre all measure to stay for the open turning to his lusts pastures
to make up the numbers. but i thought it was a symbolic protest organized by the parents of the students with a sense an amount of humor the action showed that since the school district is only interested in numbers we symbolically enrolled sheep and since our children are being treated like rabbits. 2 or that's it we teach is regret the reduction of the number of classes since we
will need to have more students in each class next year the initiative does not come from the teaches but from the parents and this action made as small a benefit. by september 1st we will definitely have one cause closed it will be difficult to survive this means that the rest of the classes are going to be overstretched. and i'll be back in around 30 minutes time with more updates so stay with us here on. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then.
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attack solo doubt engineer elections manufacture consent and other principles according to no i'm chaunced one set of rules for the rich officer set rules for. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of a narrow sector of wilf which will is dedicated to increasing power for chills just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization. of america. time after time say we're going underground as the national demo for palestine much
as across britain protesting drazen may and old trumps military backing of slaughter in the middle east in violation of un resolutions coming up in the show is the us 2 party system about to get caught in a grab a launch the 2020 us presidential candidates fighting to push politics left mike gravel on the importance of being loyal to ideas not policies and labour's for the shadow communities and local government minister chris williamson gives his 1st international interview since his suspension from gary coleman's ponty plus amidst the chaos in a country down by the un from our new tradition the right honorable gentleman's question must and will be heard the speaker asked to enter a parliament because someone got the royal title of meghan markle and prince harry wrong all the small coming up in today's going underground the 1st to a man called out this week by donald trump secretary of state like pompei o the former cia boss has been in london condemning jeremy coleman for opposing
washington's plan to overthrow the government of venezuela it's disgusting to see leaders in not only the united kingdom but in the united states as well. who continue to support the murderous dictator dictator my dear oh pump a 0 in london that condemning the odds on favorite to be the next leader of britain as well as possibly the next leader of the usa because mike gravel opposed to u.k. you u.s. backed regime change in venezuela is running to be president in 2020 why did they hate it so so many places around the world because we kill so many people want to. q 2 you have a certain arrogance you want to you want to tell the iraqis how to run their country do we get off against 5 years and get off of carbon all we gotta do is want to do it just plain get out of their country they're asking us to leave and we insist on staying there the military industrial complex not only controls our government want to start their own but the whole our whole and my gravelle joins me
now via skype from birmingham in california thanks so much and mike for coming on the show before we even get to your campaign for 2020 what do you make of mike compare the u.s. secretary of state claiming in effect that you and jeremy corbin are disgusting for not supporting a coup in venezuela well of course what he should suggest saying that we should join in a murder that's going to use well keep in mind with our sanctions that are going to be thousands of children they're going to be dying as a result of just coup and. that a straight faced talk about going in and pulling nuku off the other coup tree then let me know this is considered national law this. law in the united states and it can only be perpetrated because trump who should never cystic fool bump. is
a religious nut you know he thinks that. ok well peo may say that and some may agree with you but it is the european union as well as washington that want the overthrow of the doro even told c gavotte your a contender fellow competitor a contender for the presidency or the primaries for the d.n.c. said my door has a terrible man it's the european union and washington who want regime change and well because the product of american imperialism and this something that the brits should look something above but arm. in the face of the in the idea that we are superior to anybody you know we can back it up with our ridiculous expenditures on military hardware we have no business sanctioning people what are sanctions so.